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

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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This is a free live webinar brought to you by the JCCV.

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JCCV CRA Registered Charity Number: 138607643RR0001

Next JCCV Live Webinar on Thursday, November 19th – Register Now

Topic:  A Brief History Of Israel’s Environmental Movement: A Snapshot Of Today’s Sustainability Challenges And Successes

Speaker:   Jay Shofet, Director of Partnerships and Development at SPNI

Thursday, November 19th from 10:00 to 11:00 am Pacific Time

The Jewish Community Centre of Victoria (JCCV) will host a special free live webinar dedicated to Nature Israel (Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel – SPNI) and the organization’s role in addressing Israel’s environmental challenges.
SPNI is Israel’s largest, leading environmental organization. For over 60 years SPNI has been dedicated to protecting and preserving Israel’s natural resources, environment, natural assets and unique landscape. The work carried out by SPNI now will determine what the land of Israel will look like for generations to come.

The Canadian Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (CSPNI) is pleased to lend support to this program through the creation of this partnership with the JCCV, in support of SPNI’s work. CSPNI’s mission is to raise awareness, and funds, for the work of SPNI to protect and preserve Israel.
This free live webinar will be led by Jay Shofet, Director of Partnerships and Development at SPNI, and will highlight the programs run by SPNI to protect and preserve Israel’s fragile ecosystem and valuable resources. In previous roles Jay served as Director of The Green Environment Fund and the Sheli Fund for local environmental activism, and has broad experience working throughout the Israeli NGO and philanthropic sector including within the Jewish Agency for Israel. Jay will trace the growth of Israel’s environmental movement from its early-decades focus on a romantic notion of conservation, through its growth and professionalization stage in the 90’s, to its grassroots focus on sustainability in the last decade. Then, he’ll give a snapshot of where things stand today: how a new ethos of dense, sustainable cities is slowly developing; how land use planning affects everything; how the push for renewable energy is fighting against entrenched economic interests and old infrastructure; and how Israel’s world-class biodiversity is threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation — and what SPNI is doing about it.

Attendees are invited to ask questions and share comments after Jay’s talk.

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This is the third in a series of monthly free live webinars brought to you by the JCCV.

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JCCV CRA Registered Charity Number: 138607643RR0001

JCCV Deli Take-Out Safely Goes Indoors

Now that it is fall, and the weather is cooler and wetter, the JCCV Deli take-out service has moved from outside the side door to inside the Centre with Covid-19 safety protocols in place.

Plexiglass has been installed at the front desk along with social distancing signs. There are floor markers and arrows to direct one-way traffic through the lobby, along the right-hand side hallway, and into the back hall for pickup of orders from a table at the end of the hallway by the kitchen. Exiting is through the side door into the parking lot. One-way traffic only from the front door through to the side door while maintaining safe distancing for customers and Centre volunteers!!

The Deli is open for take-out Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Order by phone or just drop in to safely take out some of your favourite Jewish foods. The take-out menu can be viewed at https://jccvictoria.ca/lox-stock-bagel-deli-take-out/.

Here are a couple of photos of the JCCV Deli take-out set-up.

Next JCCV Live Webinar on Thursday, October 15th – Register Now

Topic:        Managing Johnny Cash as a Jewish Atheist

Speaker:     Jonathan Holiff, Filmmaker

Thursday, October 15th from 10:00 to 11:00 am Pacific Time

Would you walk away from a million dollars to preserve your integrity?

Join us for a fascinating conversation with filmmaker Jonathan Holiff, whose 2013 documentary, “My Father and The Man In Black,” chronicles the unlikely relationship between bad-boy Johnny Cash and his longtime manager, Canadian, Saul Holiff—the man who put Johnny together with June.

Jonathan’s film (clips of which will be shown) is a behind-the-scenes look at Johnny Cash’s troubled 1960s, as well as an examination of the father-son relationship; Saul Holiff was Jonathan’s father. The film also supplies the ending that was missing from the hit movie, “Walk The Line:” Johnny Cash’s conversion to evangelical Christianity.

In the early 1970s, at the height of the singer’s career, Johnny Cash was “born again.” The drama that followed between manager and star, born out of concern for Cash’s career, saw faith and reason collide. When one man finds a new calling, the other has to choose between his job and his self-respect.

Saul Holiff retired to Victoria in 1979. In 1983, enrolled as a mature student, he graduated with an Honours B.A. in History from the University of Victoria. In 2005, at the age of 79 and in ill-health, Holiff committed “rational suicide.”

This live webinar will feature clips from the film as well as recorded phone calls between the two men from the early 1970s.

Attendees are invited to ask questions and share comments after Jonathan’s talk.

Watch the Movie Trailer: https://youtu.be/jtovAxxPo2Q

Please click on the ‘Register’ button below to register for this webinar.

This is the second in a series of free live webinars brought to you by the JCCV.

Donations to the JCCV are always welcome. To donate, please click on the ‘Donate’ button below.
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JCCV CRA Registered Charity Number: 138607643RR0001

Register for September 17th JCCV Live Webinar

Coping with the COVID-19 Crisis:
Managing Mental Health and Building Resilience

A webinar workshop led by Deena Chochinov, Counsellor and Consultant.
Thursday, September 17th from 10:00 to 11:00 am Pacific Time.

Living in the time of COVID, many of us are dealing with uncertainty, fear, grief and anxiety. These intense emotions, coupled with our forced social isolation, are challenging our mental and physical health.

In this workshop, counsellor and consultant Deena Chochinov offers accessible information and the latest research on these mind-body effects, and provides simple, practical and actionable tools to recognize, manage and relieve the strains on our mental health. Attendees are invited to ask questions and share comments afterward.

About Deena:
For over 25 years, Deena has worked as a consultant, coach and counsellor with people and organizations seeking meaningful change. Trained by world-renowned leaders in the fields of psychology and organizational development—including Virginia Satir and William Bridge—she draws from a broad repertoire of skills to produce sustainable outcomes for each client.

Deena is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a private practice in Vancouver, Canada. She works with individuals, couples and families and uses a variety of therapeutic approaches to help clients find the balance and well being they desire. She also consults with businesses, non-profits and public-sector organizations, focusing on leadership, human resources and change management. Deena has a Master’s in Counselling Psychology from the University of Manitoba and a Post-Master’s in Family Therapy from the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic. She is a designated Family Enterprise Advisor, a member of the Estate Planning Council of Vancouver and the BC OD Network, and is certified to use a wide range of psycho-educational and organizational development tools.

Please click on the ‘Register’ button below to register for this webinar.

This is the first in a series of free live webinars from the JCCV.
Donations to the JCCV are always welcome. To donate, please click on the ‘Donate’ button below.
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JCCV CRA Registered Charity Number: 138607643RR0001

VIJFF Retro Drive-In Tickets ON SALE NOW!

Victoria International Jewish Film Festival
Retro Drive-In
August 23-25, 2020
Legacy Drive-In
Parking Lot 10, University of Victoria

The Victoria International Jewish Film Festival is a project of the Jewish Community Centre of Victoria.

Announcing the 6th Annual VIJFF, this year with two ways to see the best new Jewish films: a Retro Drive-In Theatre August 23-25 and a virtual film series in the fall. There will be something for everyone!

More info and purchase Retro Drive-In tickets at https://vijff.ca.

POSTPONED!! JCCV FILM NIGHT on Monday, March 30th at 7:00 pm

JCCV FILM NIGHT

Monday, March 30th at 7:00 pm

Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, 3636 Shelbourne St.


NEW WATERFORD GIRL (1999 Comedy, 97 mins)

DIRECTOR: Allan Moyle  STARRING: Nicholas Campbell, Mary Walsh, Andrew McCarthy, Liane Balaban and Tara Spencer-Nairn

The JCCV is proud to present New Waterford Girl! One of the best Canadian films of all time! Set in the Nova Scotia Town of New Waterford on Cape Breton, this is the story of a “troubled youth” desperate to leave her small sheltered Catholic community. Her outrageous scheme to fulfill her goals is the spotlight here. Unlike a lot of teen comedies, this is not a mere guilty pleasure to watch. The proof is in the laughter and spontaneous applause that erupts in response to a pitch-perfect script. This quirky, charming film is funny, generous, and exuberant! Viewing satisfaction guaranteed!

Please join us for a laugh out loud evening of cinema…schmoozing…discussing and having a good time! State of the Art projection, large screen & great sound! A classic cartoon and/or newsreel prior to the feature!

Snacks and cold drinks included. Admission by donation.

Dick de Ryk – Resident Movie Critic and Comic Book Aficionado
Contact: eegabeeva@shaw.ca

POSTPONED!! March 16th FOOD-FOR-THOUGHT Luncheon

The Food For Thought Luncheon scheduled for Monday, March 16th has been postponed out of due precaution in keeping with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.
Thank you for your Understanding.

Topic:        Managing Johnny Cash, as an Atheist Jew

Speaker:     Jonathan Holiff, Filmmaker                    

Join us for a fascinating conversation with filmmaker, Jonathan Holiff, whose 2013 documentary, My Father and The Man In Black,” chronicles the unlikely relationship between bad-boy Johnny Cash and his strait-laced manager, the late Canadian Saul Holiff.

Jonathan’s film is both a behind-the-scenes look at Johnny Cash’s troubled 1960s, as well as an examination of the father-son relationship; Saul was Jonathan’s father. The film also supplies the ending that was missing from the hit movie, “Walk The Line:” Johnny Cash’s conversion to fundamentalist Christianity. This will be the focus of the discussion.

At the height of the singer’s career, Johnny Cash was “born again.” The drama that followed between manager and star, which grew out of concern for Johnny’s recording career, saw faith and reason collide in spectacular fashion. When one man finds a new calling, the other has to choose between his job and his integrity.

Saul Holiff retired to Victoria in 1979. In 1983, enrolled as a mature student, he graduated with an Honours B.A. in History from the University of Victoria. In 2005, at the age of 79 and in ill-health, Holiff committed “rational suicide.”

This sit-down luncheon will feature clips from the film as well as recorded phone calls between the two men from the early 1970s.

When:    Monday, March 16th, 12:00 to 2:00 pm
Where:   JCCV, 3636 Shelbourne Street

Sit down luncheon includes coffee or tea and dessert.
Cost is $15.00, $12.00 for JCCV members. Call or email the JCCV at 250-477-7185 or jccv@telus.net to reserve.