Food For Thought Luncheon on Monday, March 20th

Edith Piaf, the Parisian Sparrow


Edith Piaf is a cultural icon, in France and beyond. She is remembered for her songs, but also for her look (that launched a fashion) and for the symbolic dimension of her love affairs. What does she represent? What are the salient elements of her life that became a legend? The talk will retrace the life and songs of Edith Piaf, as well as emphasize the reasons of her enduring popularity, attested by an ever-flowered tombstone.

Our speaker, Dr. Hélène Cazes, a specialist of humanism, is a professor at the Department of French and the director of the Program of Medieval Studies. She has been awarded the Award of Excellence in Research (Uvic, Humanities, 2013) as well as the University of Victoria Leadership Award for her work on humanism and its dissemination. She is currently working on cultural icons.

When:  Monday, March 20th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm.

Where:  Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, 3636 Shelbourne St.

Sit down luncheon includes coffee or tea and dessert. Cost is $12.00.

Call or email the JCCV at 250-477-7185 or to reserve.

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Page    Table of Contents

1       Food for Thought Luncheon
2       President’s Message
3       JCCV Book Nook
4       Jewish Seniors Luncheon, Borscht Belt Comedy Corner
5       Borscht Belt Baffler, Lox Stock & Bagel Deli
6       Drop-In Mahj Tuesdays, Table Tennis, Discussion Group, Gentlemen’s Friday Lunch
7       JCCV Film Night
8       Israeli Salad
9       Kolot Mayim Update, Jewish Federation 2017 Grants and Scholarship Application Notice
10     Jewish Family Services
11      JCCV Lively Walking Group, Borscht Belt Baffler Answers
12     How a Violin Brought a Holocaust Survivor and a 12-Year-Old Girl Together, Professional and Business Directory

JCCV Film Night Monday, February 27th – Victoria Premiere!!


Monday, February 27th at 7:00 pm

“TWIN SISTERS (De Tweeling)”


The JCCV Film Night crew is proud to announce the Victoria premiere of the Academy Award nominated movie “Twin Sisters”. Original Release: 2002 The Netherlands. Director: Ben Sombogaard. From the Novel by Tessa de Loo. This thoughtful film accentuates “the Grey” of wartime tales.

Anna and Lotte are twin sisters tragically separated when their father dies unexpectedly. Anna is taken in by a poor rural German family and looks to a better future through the promise of National Socialism. Lotte is adopted by a well-off Dutch family and is engaged to a Jewish musician. Their lives follow different and opposite paths. Attempts at contact are thwarted by their families.

Will there be a reunion/reconciliation? Is there too much water under the bridge?

One of the best of the Dutch Cinema!

Please join us for a fun evening of cinema…schmoozing…discussing and generally having a good time! State of the Art projection on the new large screen & great sound system!

Popcorn and cold drinks included in the $10 price of admission.

Always a classic cartoon or two prior to the feature! Doors open at 6:30 PM.

Dick de Ryk  Resident Movie Critic and Comic Book Aficionado