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

Topic:        Managing Johnny Cash as an Atheist Jew

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.

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.

POSTPONED!! Jazz at the JCCV

Featuring Local Jazz Performers playing the music of Legendary Jewish Jazz Composers.
Admission at the door is $20, $15 for JCCV members. Coffee/Tea and dessert included.
Sunday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on March 22nd, April 26th and May 24th.

 

FOOD-FOR-THOUGHT LUNCHEON on Monday, February 17th

Topic:         Negotiating with Giants

Speaker:     Peter D. Johnston                    

Peter D. Johnston is a leading thinker and practitioner in the realm of negotiation, and the author of the international bestseller, Negotiating with Giants. A Harvard MBA, Peter has advised CEOs on critical transactions, guided senior government officials in the face of national conflicts and helped entire industries initiate and manage change. His knowledge and abilities have been formally recognized by the U.S. government for their positive economic and social impact. Peter has worked with clients around the globe on their most challenging negotiations — clients such as HSBC, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Suez, Johnson & Johnson, The United Nations and The World Bank.  As the Managing Director of NAI Limited, founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he has been featured in dozens of interviews by media including CNN, Fox Business News, The Globe and Mail, The Wall Street Journal and Oprah & Friends.

Negotiating with Giants is entertaining and any one of its six chapters will unveil insights you’ll want to pass along to a friend, colleague or family member.”
—- Business Class Magazine

When:    Monday, February 17th, 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.

JCCV FILM NIGHT on Monday, January 27th at 7:00 pm

JCCV FILM NIGHT

Monday, January 27th at 7:00 pm

Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, 3636 Shelbourne St.

GALAXY QUEST (1999; 102 mins.)

STARRING: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell & Tony Shalhoub

Galaxy Quest, the beloved Star Trek like TV series, has been cancelled 20 years earlier and the acting crew cling to their careers appearing at Science Fiction/Comic Conventions and electronics store openings. When a distressed inter stellar race mistakes the show for “historical documents” Captain Jason Nesmith and his crew of has-beens are unwittingly recruited to save them from a genocidal warlord.  Galaxy Quest has become one of the ultimate cult classics with numerous laugh out loud scenes. If you haven’t seen this highly enjoyable comedy get ready to have an amazing good time and if you have seen it “Never give up. Never Surrender!”

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

Snacks and cold drinks included in the $10 price of admission. $8 for JCCV members.
A classic cartoon and/or newsreel prior to the feature!

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