FOOD-FOR-THOUGHT LUNCHEON on Monday, March 18th

Topic:          Prepare, Beware and Don’t Despair, Advice for the Senior Driver

Speakers:    Steve Wallace and Joan Wallace, Owners and Operators of Wallace Driving School

Steve Wallace has been teaching people throughout British Columbia how to drive safely and skillfully since 1976. Steve has been an elementary and secondary teacher in both public and private schools. He coordinated and taught School District 28’s Driver Education program for eight years and he became the first to do so with the driving simulator technology.

To date, Steve has personally taught over 25,000 students how to drive. He now teaches some of the grandchildren of his first driving students! A certified British Columbia Teacher, Steve is also a member of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau.

If he’s not in the middle of teaching a lesson in his car, he’ll probably be out in the community delivering a seminar on safe driving or working on his weekly column in the Times Colonist.

When: Monday, March 18th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

Where: Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, 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.

FOOD-FOR-THOUGHT LUNCHEON on Monday, February 18th

Topic:          Keeping Our Politicians Honest

Speaker:     David Shugarman, Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar, York University, will be drawing on his work from a recent co-edited book, Honest Politics Now: What Ethical Conduct Means in Canadian Public Life, to discuss various measures, traditional and innovative, that citizens can turn to in order to keep their politicians honest and their democracy meaningful.

Prior to moving to Victoria with his spouse Linda Scott, David taught at York University for almost 40 years. His teaching, research and publications spanned the fields of political philosophy, both historical and contemporary, Canadian politics, international relations and ethics. He also served for 11 years as the Master of McLaughlin College and for 5 years as the Director of York’s Centre for Practical Ethics.

When: Monday, February 18th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

Where: Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, 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 28th at 7:00 pm

JCCV FILM NIGHT

Monday, January 28th at 7:00 pm

Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, 3636 Shelbourne St.

LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS (1972; 1 hour, 38 minutes)

Written by: Neil Simon

Starring: Alan Arkin, Sally Kellerman, Paula Prentiss, and Renee Taylor

The JCCV is proud to present Last of the Red Hot Lovers in honour of the passing of the playwright Neil Simon this past year.

With the wonderful Alan Arkin playing seafood restaurateur Barney Cashman…..a man with a mission to have one great extra marital affair…..this film is a perceptive comedy that will guarantee to make anyone laugh.

Neil Simon’s highly successful Broadway Play reaches the screen as a compelling, delightful look at one man itching to spice up his life and triumphantly shed the dreariness he believes has enveloped his day to day existence.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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 newsreel prior to the feature!

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

FOOD-FOR-THOUGHT LUNCHEON on Monday, January 21st

Topic:          The Great Jewish Fur Rush and Other Tales of the Early Jews in Victoria

Speaker:     Amber Woods is one of the tour guides for Congregation Emanu-El and author of the recently published ‘Guide to Victoria’s Historic Jewish Cemetery’.  In addition to being half of the musical duo ‘Kouskous’, Amber has also contributed to the ‘Spiritually Speaking’ column of the Times Colonist and to ‘The Scribe’ published by the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC.

Peel back the layers of time to discover how a very small population of Jewish pioneers was so instrumental in shaping early Victoria.  Their contributions include: the first Jewish Mayor in North America, the first Jewish Judge in Canada, and the first Jewish Member of the Legislature.  Victoria’s synagogue is the oldest synagogue in continuous use in Canada and the Jewish Cemetery is the oldest non-Indigenous cemetery still in use in the province.

When: Monday, January 21st from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

Where: Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, 3636 Shelbourne Street

Sit down luncheon includes coffee or tea and dessert. Cost is $15. $12 for JCCV members.

Call or email the JCCV at 250-477-7185 or jccv@telus.net to reserve.

JCCV FILM NIGHT on Monday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm

JCCV FILM NIGHT

Monday, December 3rd at 7:00 pm

Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, 3636 Shelbourne St.

ANTONIA’S LINE (1995; 1 hour, 44 minutes)
Directed by: Marleen Gorris 
Starring: Willeke van Ammelrooy
One of the best of the Dutch Cinema! 
This is the story of Antonia and her line of descendants.This film really has it all, humour, love, romance, sadness…it is full of unexpected joyousness!
Antonia’s Line is a superb tribute to tolerance and independence. One of those simple movies that make you appreciate life!
First feature length film directed by a woman to win an Academy Award. Best Foreign Film 1995. 
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 newsreel prior to the feature! 
Dick de Ryk – Resident Movie Critic and Comic Book Aficionado
Contact: eegabeeva@shaw.ca

FOOD-FOR-THOUGHT LUNCHEON on Monday, November 19th

Topic: “We Need More Canada” – Getting Canada’s Oil to Foreign Markets

Speaker:  Jeff Kushner P.Eng. – Retired Project Director

The discussion surrounding the pipelines linking Canadian resource producing provinces and tidewater ports is as important today as were the transcontinental railway discussions that occurred over 100 hundred years ago.  In our new ‘information’ era, strong opinion often confuses simple fact.  This conversation will be a respectful fact based dialogue that will help participants understand why building pipelines is good both economically and in terms of tikun olam.

When: Monday, November 19th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

Where: Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, 3636 Shelbourne Street

Sit down luncheon includes coffee or tea and dessert. Cost is $15.00. $12 for JCCV members.

Call or email the JCCV at 250-477-7185 or jccv@telus.net to reserve.

JCCV FILM NIGHT on Monday, October 29th at 7:00 pm

JCCV FILM NIGHT

Monday, October 29th at 7:00 pm

THE SAPPHIRES (2012), 1 hr 43 mins, Australia
Directed by: Wayne Blair (son of one of the original Sapphires)
Starring: Chris O’Dowd

This really is the ultimate audience “feel good movie”
Two devastating facts serve as a prelude to this true story adaptation…until 1967 native Australians dubbed “Aborigines” by British settlers were not classified as humans by the Australian government. They were considered “flora and fauna”. The government had the authority to remove light skinned native children from their families as part of a program to make them part of the white community,
In this film, four gutsy young women seize an unlikely chance to launch a professional career singing for US troops in Vietnam. Guided by their Irish R&B loving manager (Chris O’Dowd) they make a name for themselves far from home.
Inspired by a true story “The Sapphires” is a celebration of music, family, and self-discovery.

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.
A classic cartoon and newsreel prior to the feature! 

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