JCCV Mahjongg Tournament on June 3rd

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Jewish Community Centre of Victoria is sponsoring a Mahjongg Tournament.

Monday, June 3, 2019
12:00 – 5:00 pm
Jewish Community Centre of Victoria
3636 Shelbourne Street

Please pre-register, space will be limited, and bring your 2019 American Mahjongg Card!

Cost: $18. All of which will be donated to Jewish Family Services.

Light snacks and refreshments included.

Telephone: 250-477-7185 Email: jccv@telus.net

FOOD-FOR-THOUGHT LUNCHEON on Monday, April 15th

Topic:       The History of Orchestra Conducting. What are the tasks of a conductor, how do they prepare for a concert individually and with a group?

Speaker:  Professor Ajtony Csaba Szakacs, School of Music, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria

Professor Ajtony Csaba Szakacs can’t imagine his life without music. He is the music director for UVic’s Symphony Orchestra in the Faculty of Fine Arts. His expertise focuses on contemporary music performance, music theatre and music dramaturgy. These concentrations allow him to transform pure music events such as concerts into more engaging, more visually appealing spectacles, much like the opera he wrote in 2005, which involved three singers, nine dancers and live visuals and electronics. He brings his European influence and experience at UVic to an event called the SALT New Music Festival with colleagues and students in Victoria. It brings together composers and performers of contemporary music from around the world.

When: Monday, April 15th 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, March 25th at 7:00 pm

JCCV FILM NIGHT

Monday, March 25th at 7:00 pm

Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, 3636 Shelbourne St.

DAYS OF HEAVEN (1978); 1 hour, 35 minutes.

Director: Terrence Malick

Stars: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard

The JCCV is proud to announce a showing of what many consider to be the most gorgeously photographed film ever made.

This is pure cinema, a concoction of sound and image so formally sumptuous and yet so effortlessly poignant.

It is the story of a man, his woman, and his young sister forced to move from the steelyards of Chicago to the wheat fields of the Texas Panhandle prior to WW1 (Note: Actually filmed in Alberta!)

The action is painted onto the eternally self-cleaning existential canvas that is life itself.

Not to be missed!

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, 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.