Next JCCV Live Webinar on Thursday, September 30th – Register Now

Rhea Tregebov Discusses her Historical Novel Rue des Rosiers

Thursday, September 30th, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:00 am Pacific Time

Rhea Tregebov is the author of two award-winning novels, Rue des Rosiers and The Knife-Sharpener’s Bell. She has published seven critically acclaimed books of poetry, most recently All Souls’. Her poems have earned the Pat Lowther Award, Prairie Schooner Readers’ Choice Award, and the Malahat Review Long Poem Award. She is also a celebrated author of children’s picture books. Born in Saskatoon and raised in Winnipeg, Tregebov worked for many years as a freelance writer and editor in Toronto. From 2004 to 2017 she was a professor in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. Now an Associate Professor Emerita at UBC, Tregebov continues to live and write in Vancouver.

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Rhea Tregebov’s 2019 novel, Rue des Rosiers, won the Western Canada Jewish Book Awards’ Nancy Richler Memorial Prize for Fiction. Rue des Rosiers was also short-listed for the BC/Yukon Book Prize and has received critical acclaim from its reviewers: “Rue des Rosiers is not just an exemplary novel, it’s also an important book that examines anti-Semitism and empathetically puts faces on the victims and aggressors…. [a] richly-layered story.” Rue des Rosiers is an engrossing historical coming-of-age story with a timely examination of hatred’s long consequences. The novel is set in Toronto, Winnipeg and Paris in the spring and summer of 1982. Tregebov offers a moving interrogation of how we find our own and others’ humanity – even when confronted with prejudice and terror. Rue des Rosiers is filled with rich resonances to modern discord, offering insights on how to live courageously in the face of today’s growing levels of hatred.

The novel contains a fictionalized account of an historical terrorist event, the August 9, 1982 attack on the Goldenberg Deli on rue des Rosiers in Paris, in which 26 innocent civilians were killed. This long-ago attack has chillingly current repercussions, with new arrests made in the fall of 2020, and revelations over the past months into the complicity of the French government of the time in not pursuing the investigation.

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JCCV Social Walks Start Sunday, September 26th

JCCV Social Walks 2021

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Enjoyable social walks starting from different spots in and around Victoria are offered this fall on alternate Sundays at 10:00 a.m. beginning on September 26th.
Less challenging than the previous years Lively Walks, and with opportunities to take in views, local history, architecture and nature, they will be limited to the first 10 to RSVP each time.
As before, no need to commit to the whole series, but because of Covid-19, there can be no last-minute drop-ins. Participants are kindly requested to be fully vaccinated.
The general area will be advertised ahead of time, but the precise meeting place will be given only to those who RSVP. Invitations will go out 1 week beforehand. RSVP is requested by the Friday before each walk.
If you’d like to be on the list, please send your name and phone number to Juliet at jhsimon@shaw.ca.
It will be great to get out on the trails again!

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

Topic:  Angel Flight and the Community

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Speaker: Jeff Morris, CEO, President and Flight Operations for Angel Flight of British Columbia

Thursday, June 17th, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:00 am Pacific Time

How does someone having been diagnosed with cancer and living in Tofino with limited means find her way to Victoria for the specialized treatment that she requires at RJH? Does someone from Nanaimo whose medical condition will not permit him to take long ferry rides, but who needs treatment available only in Vancouver, have any alternative to forgoing the treatment? Jeff Morris will tell us about Angel Flight—how it was formed, is operated and has consolidated its important role here in BC.

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Born in England, Jeff Morris joined the RAF in 1958 at age 15. In 1964, he began flying on Westland Whirlwind helicopters and then onto the Handley Page Hastings and Lockheed Hercules transport aircraft as a Flight Engineer. In 1973, Jeff joined Court Line, a UK Charter Airline, flying the Lockheed L1011 Tristar; then worked for Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong to fly the Boeing 707, Lockheed L1011 Tristar and Boeing 747. This led to Jeff becoming a Boeing 747 Check & Training Flight Engineer in 1984 and later Chief Flight Engineer for the Boeing 747. He retired from Cathay as Chief Flight Engineer in September 1996 and moved to BC. Not wishing to leave the world of flying, Jeff Morris assisted in creating Angel Flight and is now President and CEO. For this he was awarded the Governor General’s “Caring Canadian Award” in 2009. He also served as Honorary Colonel 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron from 2009 to 2014. Jeff and his wife Margaret, are now proud Canadians, have two children and live in Sidney.

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Next JCCV Live Webinar on Thursday, May 13th – Register Now

Topic:  Life Stories: Art and the Stages of Life

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Speaker:  Erin J. Campbell, Professor of Early Modern European Art, Department of Art History and Visual Studies, University of Victoria

Thursday, May 13th, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:00 am Pacific Time

Art shapes our life stories, life passages, and significant family rituals. The talk will provide a virtual curator’s tour of the exhibition Life Stories, recently at the Legacy Art Gallery (Dec. 2, 2020-April 10, 2021), featuring a short film of the exhibition and the website that offers 360 views of the gallery installation and individual images of the wide range of artworks and objects included in the exhibition. I will also share some of the poignant stories written by visitors about the objects that are important to their own life stories. From paintings and photographs, to textiles, ceramics and furniture, including a 17th c. Jacobean bed as part of an art installation by artist Elly Heise, Life Stories provides an opportunity to think about the objects that are important to our own life stories.

Professor Campbell’s research focuses on the Early Modern domestic interior. Her publications appear in journals and essay collections, including the Journal of Art HistoriographySixteenth Century JournalWord & ImageRenaissance QuarterlyThe Cultural Aesthetics of Eighteenth-Century PorcelainTo Have and To Hold: Marriage in Premodern Europe 1200–1700Design and AgencyCritical Perspectives on Identities, Histories, Practices, and RACAR. Most recently, she is co-editor and contributing author of The Early Modern Italian Domestic Interior: People, Objects, Domesticities (Ashgate, 2013), co-editor of A Cultural History of Furniture, v. II, The Middle Ages and Renaissance, 500-1500 (forthcoming), and author of Old Women and Art in the Early Modern Italian Domestic Interior (Ashgate, 2015). Her current SSHRC-supported project is “Art and the Stages of Life in the Early Modern Italian Domestic Interior.”

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Happy Passover (Pesach)

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Members and Friends:

The JCCV wishes you and yours a happy, hopeful and safe Passover (Pesach).

Go ahead and open the door for Elijah, but if he does walk in, pass him the hand sanitizer and keep him 6 feet away.

The JCCV will be closed from Monday, March 29 to Friday, April 2 and will reopen at 11:00 am on Monday, April 5.

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

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Topic: Overview of MAID – What it is, How it Works, and an Update on the Recent Changes

Speaker: Dr. Stefanie Green

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

Dr. Stefanie Green spent 10 years in general practice and another 12 years working exclusively in maternity and newborn care before changing her focus in 2016 to medical assistance in dying (MAID). Dr. Green is the co-founder and current President of the Canadian Association of MAID Assessors and Providers (CAMAP). She is medical advisor to the BC Ministry of Health MAID oversight committee, moderator of CAMAP’s national online forum, and has hosted 3 national conferences on the topic. Dr. Green enjoys speaking about MAID to the public, to health care communities and to a wide range of audiences locally, nationally and internationally. She is clinical faculty at the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria, and she is the author of an upcoming book with Scribner about her first year providing assisted dying in Canada.

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Gefilte Fish and Horseradish Jars On Sale at the JCCV

Kosher for Passover jars of gefilte fish and horseradish on sale at the JCCV:

Sweet Gefilte Fish               $10/jar

Red Beet Horseradish          $3/jar

On sale from Monday, March 8th to Friday, March 26th while supplies last.

The JCCV is open Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.