Victoria International Jewish Film Festival Opens this Saturday

Opening this Saturday, November 18th at the Roxy Theatre, 2657 Quadra St.

We welcome you to our 3rd year of extraordinary new and independent films from around the world on Jewish themes. Come join us and be a part of a wonderful cultural experience.

The Victoria International Jewish Film Festival (VIJFF) begins with our opening night screening of Harmonia at 7:00 pm on Saturday, November 18th.

The beautiful harpist Sarah is married to Abraham, the charismatic conductor of the Jerusalem Philharmonic Orchestra. With no children, their melancholy life revolves around their music. Enter Hagar, a young horn player who joins the orchestra and forms a close personal relationship with Sarah. Their bond gives way to something more fraught, when Hagar offers to carry the couple’s baby. A modern retelling of the story of Abraham, Sarah and Hagar from Genesis, Harmonia offers surprising new ways to interpret the ancient story.

Director Ori Sivan, 2016, 98 mins.
Nominated for five Israeli Academy Awards. Winner of the Best Cinematography Award and the Lia Van Leer Jewish Heritage awards, both at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

Following the screening of Harmonia, join us at the Dance Victoria Studios, 2750 Quadra St., for the not to be missed opening night celebration. There will be light contemporary Israeli food catered by Yalla, a colour changing cocktail expertly mixed by Victoria Distillers, live jazz, sweet treats and more.

The VIJFF is 4 days of incredible international cinema with films you won’t be able to see anywhere else! The VIJFF runs until Tuesday, November 21st. For information on the films, special events, schedule, purchasing tickets, and more, visit our website at vijff.ca.

JCCV November “Shalom” Out Now

View/Download the November “Shalom” Newsletter

Page    Table of Contents

1           The Victoria International Jewish Film Festival
2           President’s Message
3           President’s Message Cont’d
4           Trip Report – Active Adventure in Peru
5           Trip Report – Active Adventure in Peru Cont’d
6           Drop-In Mahj Tuesdays, Table Tennis
7           Trip Report – Active Adventure in Peru Cont’d
8           JCCV Lively Walks, VSHJ Event
9           4th Annual JCCV Craft Fair, JCCV AGM
10         Lox, Stock & Bagel Deli, Jewish Seniors Luncheon
11         JCCV Film Night
12         Professional and Business Directory

JCCV FILM NIGHT on Monday, November 6th at 7:00 pm

SOLDIER OF ORANGE (SOLDAAT VAN ORANJE)

 

Director: Paul Verhoeven.

Stars: Rutger Hauer, Jeroen Krabbe, Edward Fox.

Holland 1940. The German Army invades the Netherlands, and a nation suddenly finds itself under Nazi occupation. What follows is one of the most controversial periods in European wartime history as the Dutch are torn between collaboration and resistance.

For 6 young college students at Leiden University the choices they make will irreparably change the fate of their homeland as their lives become an epic adventure of courage, betrayal and survival.

Based on the best selling memoir by Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema, Soldier of Orange became the international breakthrough film for director Paul Verhoeven. It is still considered by critics worldwide to be one of the most powerful war films ever made.

Please join us for this powerful war film on Monday, November 6th at 7:00 pm.
Doors open at 6:30 pm.

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

Snacks and cold drinks included in the $10 price of admission.

Always a classic cartoon and newsreel prior to the feature!

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

VIJFF Festival Passes on Sale Now!

We are thrilled to announce that the 3RD Annual Victoria International Jewish Film Festival will take place from Saturday November 18th to Tuesday November 21st at the Roxy Theatre, 2657 Quadra Street. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you to the Festival for another year of the best Jewish themed feature length films and documentaries from every corner of the globe.

The schedule of films, special events and film trailers are now available on our website. Festival Passes are on sale now, individual film tickets go on sale October 25th.

Please consider making a donation to our festival, such as a Movie Lover’s Package. Even small donations are helpful and most appreciated. For purchasing Festival Passes, making donations, or for more information, visit our website at vijff.ca.   See you at the movies!!

JCCV October “Shalom” Out Now

View/Download the October “Shalom” Newsletter

Page    Table of Contents

1           The Victoria International Jewish Film Festival
2           President’s Message
3           President’s Message Cont’d, JCCV Book Nook
4           Lox Stock & Bagel Deli, Jewish Seniors Luncheon
5           JCCV 4th Annual Craft Fair
6           Food-For-Thought Luncheon, Drop-In Mahj Tuesdays, Table Tennis
7           A Few Books of Jewish Interest
8           JCCV Lively Walks
9           Victoria Society For Humanistic Judaism
10         A Few Books of Jewish Interest, Cont’d
12         Sukkot Wishes, Professional and Business Directory

JCCV Deli Closed for Jewish New Year

The JCCV Lox, Stock & Bagel Deli will be closed from September 19th to 22nd for the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, and will reopen on Tuesday, September 26th at 11:30 am.

Deli hours are Tuesdays to Fridays from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. No more closings till Christmas!!

Best wishes for a happy, healthy and sweet New Year. Shana Tova Umetukah.

JCCV Deli Reopens Tuesday, September 12th

The JCCV Lox, Stock & Bagel Deli reopens on Tuesday, September 12th at 11:30 am. Deli hours are Tuesdays to Fridays from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Please note that the Deli will be closed from September 19th to 22nd for the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, and will reopen on Tuesday, September 26th. No more closings till Christmas!!

Best wishes for a happy, healthy and sweet New Year. L’Shana Tova.

 

JCCV Lively Walking Group – October to December 2017

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JCCV Lively Walks: a new series begins on Friday, October 13th, 2017

These group walks, open to all moderately-fit walkers, take place on alternate Friday mornings, rain or shine. Varied routes taking one to one and a half hour at a lively pace cover a range of terrain in parks and neighbourhoods, on trails and pedestrian pathways, all with the aims of good health, enjoyment of our environment, and socializing. After each walk, there’s an optional café stop. No need to commit to the whole series; come when you can and walk at your own risk.

Details of where to meet and route descriptions are e-mailed out by the Wednesday preceding each Friday walk. To be on this season’s list, please contact volunteer leader Juliet Simon at jhsimon@shaw.ca.

Dates & Destinations, October – December 2017

October 13th: Westsong Way –  Inner Harbour to West Bay Marina

October 27th: Oak Bay – Brighton Avenue, Windsor Park, waterfront

November 10th: Blenkinsop Valley – Lochside trail and Outerbridge Park

November 24th: Mystic Vale – plus Henderson chip trail and Finnerty Gardens

December 8th: Beaver Lake – West side to Linnet Lane

December 22nd: Fernwood – Historic Cemetery to Chapel

Many more JCCV Lively Walks are planned for 2018

JCCV Food Kiosk at Saanich Fair Labour Day Weekend

The JCCV community outreach program with the JCCV Food Kiosk will be participating at the 149th annual Saanich Fair over the Labour Day long weekend, from Saturday, September 2nd to Monday, September 4th. The JCCV Food Kiosk has been participating at the Saanich Fair for more than 20 years.

The JCCV Food Kiosk will be serving your favourite Jewish deli foods, including hot pastrami sandwiches, all beef hot dogs, bagels with cream cheese and lox, and cheese blintzes. There’s also wonderful homemade pies and chocolate cake for dessert.

The Saanich Fair is located on the Saanich Fairgrounds at 1528 Stellys Cross Rd. in Central Saanich. There is tons of free parking, and the #75 Bus stops right out front.

Information on the Saanich Fair can be found on the Saanich Fair website at http://saanichfair.ca/officialsite

Please plan on attending the Saanich Fair and drop on by the JCCV Food Kiosk.