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 Neal 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

JCCV Library October Reads

Below are a few JCCV Library suggestions for your borrowing and reading pleasure:

  • The Dawn of Hope by Geneviève De Gaulle Anthonioz. A niece of General De Gaulle was in the French Resistance. Captured, imprisoned and later shipped to Ravensbrück, she was liberated in 1945. Some 50 years later she yielded to her family’s urging to write her memoirs and we now have this slim hard-cover volume on our shelves.
  • I was a Child of Holocaust Survivors – text and illustrations by Toronto artist Bernice Eisenstein. This book won a Canadian Jewish Book Award in the category of Memoir (2006).
    “Moving, funny, utterly compelling…”  – Toronto Star
    “An emotional and aesthetic triumph” – Canadian Jewish News
  • My Mother’s Kitchen: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and the Meaning of Life by Peter Gethers. The author decided to learn to cook after his mother, Judy Gethers, daughter of celebrated New York restaurateur of Ratner’s, had had a stroke. He wrote this “funny, moving memoir” as a tribute to her.
  • Winnipeg historian and mystery writer Allan Levine is now represented on our shelves by the following:
    History: Scattered Among the Peoples (2002) 10 portraits of diaspora cities of great cultural importance, including Amsterdam, Paris, St.Petersburg.
    Mystery: The Bootlegger’s Confession (2016) A Sam Klein Mystery, set in 1922 Winnipeg
  • The Story of ‘Britain’s Schindler’ who saved 699 children from the Holocaust, Nicholas Winton and the Rescued Generation (2002) by Muriel Emanuel and Vera Gissing. This self-described ‘ordinary man’ was the subject of British broadcast journalist Esther Rantzen’s documentary Winton’s Children.

Please come into the JCCV Library and look for these and many other intriguing titles on our shelves. Stock up on Jewish-themed reading for these darker autumn evenings!

Food For Thought Luncheon on Monday, October 22nd

Topic: Global Corruption: An Issue We Should No Longer Ignore

Speaker:  Dr. Gerry Ferguson, Distinguished Professor, University of Victoria, Department of Law and Justice

This talk identifies the extent of global corruption and the devastating impact it has on poverty,  gender inequality, economic development, and political and legal stability. This talk also identifies steps that must be taken to combat corruption and bribery.

When: Monday, October 22nd 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 $12.00

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