Next JCCV Live Webinar on Thursday, March 18th – Register Now

Topic:  Sacred Ground: A History of Jewish Burial Practices

What do we consider burial in a Jewish context? Do we consider our burial grounds ‘sacred’ and if so, why? What are some of our beliefs – historical and/or present day about death and the relationships the living and the dead have with each other? How have our beliefs changed how we “house” our dead? I try to address these and other questions about the holiness of what we will all experience – death and loss.

Speaker:  Lynn Greenhough

Thursday, March 18th from 10:00 to 11:00 am Pacific Time

Lynn Greenhough is currently Rabbi with Kolot Mayim Reform Temple. Her many years serving with and teaching about the Chevra Kadisha (Jewish Burial Societies) has stimulated an interest in funerary and burial customs as they have evolved over the millennia.

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Hamentashen on Sale at the JCCV Deli Starting Monday, February 22nd

In celebration of the Jewish holiday of Purim, home-made Hamentashen will be on sale at the JCCV Lox, Stock and Bagel Deli on Monday, February 22nd until they are sold out.

$7.00 per half-dozen package of Hamentashen. Each half dozen package contains 2 prune, 2 poppy seed and 2 apricot filled Hamentashen.

The Deli is open for Take-Out Only Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Click HERE for the Take-Out Menu.

Passover “Take and Bake” Kosher Food Items

The following Passover “Take and Bake” Kosher food items are for sale at the JCCV:

-Matzo Ball Soup:  32 oz. (1 litre) with 2 Matzo Balls     $15

-Large Matzo Balls: package of 6                                    $10

-Matzo Lasagna: 2½ lb. aluminum pan                          $25

All food items will be prepared Kosher for Passover by caterers Yaaqov Ittah and Rosalind Majorki in the JCCV kitchen koshered by Rabbi Lynn Greenhough.

Place your orders by Friday, March 12th for pickup at the JCCV between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm from Monday, March 22nd to Friday, March 26th.

Contact Yaaqov at yaaqov@shaw.ca or 250-474-6952 for further details and to place your order.

Passover starts on Saturday evening, March 27th and ends on Sunday evening, April 4th.

Jewish Community Centre of Victoria

3636 Shelbourne Street   (250)477-7185  jccv@telus.net    https://jccvictoria.ca/

JCCV Deli Customer Loyalty Card

Introducing the first ever JCCV Deli Customer Loyalty Card, and it’s for one of the most popular Deli menu items, Matzo Ball Soup. 

After you buy 5 matzo ball soups you get the 6th one free!

Drop into the JCCV Deli Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm to take out a matzo ball soup and receive your JCCV Deli Customer Loyalty Card.

Next JCCV Live Webinar on Thursday, February 18th – Register Now

Topic: Conspiracy Thinking: A Rational Guide to Thinking Irrationally 

We live in an age of conspiracy thinking. This short talk suggests why so many people are inclined to believe that there are deep and dark forces at work in our society beneath the surface of conventional reality.

Speaker: Dr. Simon Devereaux, Department of History, Faculty of Humanities, University of Victoria

Thursday, February 18th from 10:00 to 11:00 am Pacific Time

Simon Devereaux was born and raised in Nepean, Ontario. He received his BA in History and Political Science from the University of Toronto in 1989, and stayed there to pursue an MA (1990) and a PhD (1997) in British history. Before moving to Victoria in July 2004, he served as Lecturer in British History at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is one of three historians of Britain in the U Vic History department, where — in addition to teaching the survey courses in the subject — he teaches courses on the eighteenth century, on the history of the monarchy, and on the history of homicide and capital punishment.

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Next JCCV Live Webinar on Thursday, January 21st – Register Now

Topic:    Religion, Fake News, and Alternate Facts

This talk details how our fake news world has one important source in the Christian fundamentalism of the early 20th century. For more information: http://religiondispatches.org/the-religious-origins-of-fake-news-and-alternative-facts/

Speaker:    Dr. Christopher Douglas, Department of English, Faculty of Humanities, University of Victoria

Thursday, January 21st from 10:00 to 11:00 am Pacific Time

Christopher Douglas taught at Furman University in South Carolina for five years before coming to the University of Victoria in 2004. He teaches American literature, particularly contemporary American fiction, religion and literature, the Bible as literature, multicultural American literature, and postmodernism.

Dr. Douglas’s primary research interests include the contemporary religious imagination in American literature. His current research is on the problems of suffering and evil in contemporary American novels – both serious literary fiction and evangelical fiction. Recent publications include “This Is The Shack That Job Built: Theodicy and Polytheism in William Paul Young’s Evangelical Bestseller” in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion and guest-editing a special issue of Christianity & Literature on “Literature of / about the Christian Right.” This project is supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Grant.

His latest book, If God Meant to Interfere: American Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right (Cornell, 2016), shows how American writers struggled to understand and respond to the unexpected emergence of the Christian Right in the United States. In fact, liberal-leaning literary writers responding to the resurgence were sometimes confused by the Christian Right’s strange entanglement with the contemporary paradigms of multiculturalism and postmodernism — leading to complex emergent phenomena that Douglas terms “Christian Multiculturalism” and “Christian Postmodernism.” This project was supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Standard Research Grant.

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Chanukah Gift Shop and Latke Mania

The JCCV Gift Shop is open and well stocked with all your Chanukah shopping needs; chanukiahs, candles, dreidels, cards, wrapping paper, kids games, books, and lots more.


Open Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Contact Nanci at (250) 812-6551 to arrange an appointment outside of the above hours.

Latke Mania by TAKE OUT ONLY starts on Tuesday, December 1st and runs until Friday, December 18th.

3 Large Potato Latkes with sour cream and apple sauce
$12.00
Large Potato Latkes by the dozen or half dozen
$36.00/dozen, $18.00/half dozen 
**Order at least 48 hours in advance**

Click here for the full JCCV Deli Latke Mania take-out menu

Chanukah 2020 begins on the evening of Thursday, December 10th with the lighting of the first candle, and ends on Friday, December 18th.

Next JCCV Live Webinar on Thursday, December 17th – Register Now

Topic: Street Trees in Victoria

Speaker: Dr. Valentin Schaefer, Professor Emeritus, School of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Victoria

Thursday, December 17th from 10:00 to 11:00 am Pacific Time

Victoria Street Trees Image

Street Trees in Victoria examines the nature and importance of the urban forest. Within a few city blocks in Victoria we can find 40-50 species of trees from all over the world and we will look at some of these and tell some of their stories.

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