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

Topic:   I’ve been working on Shtisel. This is how I ‘work’.

Speaker:   Dr. Maurice Yacowar, Professor Emeritus (English and Film Studies), University of Calgary

We suggest that you view an episode (or more) of Shtisel, on Netflix, before you attend the luncheon, to better participate in the discussion.

When: Monday, October 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 $15.00. $12.00 for JCCV members.

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

JCCV Walking Group New Season Starts Thursday, September 19th

JCCV Walking Group 2019-2020

This season, group walks open to all JCCV members who are moderately-fit walkers will take place on alternate Thursday mornings, rain or shine. Walks taking approximately 60 to 75 minutes will start at 9:30 a.m. from different spots in and around Victoria and will take us through parks and neighbourhoods, on easy trails and pedestrian pathways, 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.

An email with information about the meeting place and venue is sent to those on the participants list a few days before each walk.

The first walk of the season is on Thursday, September 19th, 2019. For JCCV members who would like to join in, please sign up by sending an email with your name and phone number to volunteer leader Juliet Simon at jhsimon@shaw.ca.

** Walkers from previous seasons, please send an email to Juliet to confirm that you want to be on this year’s participants list ** 

Below are this season’s (Sept to Dec 2019) walking dates and venues:

September 19th: University of Victoria Campus

October 3rd: West Bay Walkway

October 17th: Beacon Hill Park

October 31st: Sidney Waterfront

November 14th: Brighton Avenue

November 28th: Royal Roads U Campus

December 12th: Oak Bay Waterfront

JCCV 3rd Thursday of the Month Book Club

3rd Thursday of the Month Book Club

Do you like to read books?  Would you like to know what other people are reading?  Do you like to talk about books you’ve read?  If you’ve answered yes to these questions, do we have a deal for you!!

This book club is organized by Linda Bonder, a retired professional librarian, and will meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 11:30 am (right before you have a great lunch at the JCCV deli!), starting on Thursday, October 17th. Anyone interested in participating in this book discussion group focusing on subjects and themes of Jewish interest please contact Linda at bonderlinda@yahoo.ca.

The only requirement for membership is that you must be a JCCV member ($65 for individuals or $100 for a couple). Visit https://jccvictoria.ca/membership/ for membership information.

JCCV FILM NIGHT on Monday, September 16th at 7:00 pm

JCCV FILM NIGHT

Monday, September 16th at 7:00 pm

Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, 3636 Shelbourne St.

FITZCARRALDO (1982) (2 hr 38 min)

Directed by: Werner Herzog   Starring: Klaus Kinski & Claudia Cardinale

The making of this film is a feat as utterly Quixotic and improbable as its protagonist!

Klaus Kinski stars as the wild-eyed Irishman Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald. He is intent on building an opera house in Iquitos in the middle of the Peruvian Jungle and bringing Enrico Caruso to sing there on opening night.

To finance his dream, he must take a steamship up a tributary of the Amazon to unexplored regions to look for the most desirable commodity of the area….rubber!

The film took over 4 years to shoot and won Werner Herzog a Palm D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for best director.

You will not be the same at the conclusion of this movie!!!

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/or newsreel prior to the feature!

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

JCCV 2nd Thursday of the Month Book Club (TAB Club)

2nd Thursday of the Month Book Club (TAB Club)

Do you like to read books?  Would you like to know what other people are reading?  Do you like to talk about books you’ve read?  If you’ve answered yes to these questions, do we have a deal for you!!

Cyril Kesten is organizing this book club that will meet on the second Thursday of every month at 1:30 pm (right after you have a great lunch at the JCCV deli!)

This book club will be organized around the books its members want to read.  At the organizational meeting (on September 12 in the back hall at the JCCV), each member will propose a book and will volunteer to begin the discussion on that book at one of our monthly meetings.  By the time we meet on October 10 we should have 12 books selected for the following year as well as twelve members who will kick off each month’s discussion.

As I (Cyril Kesten) have volunteered to organize the book club, I’ll gather together the information, make a calendar of meetings, and a list of the books proposed.  I’ll send that out to the book club members as soon as it is completed and then I’ll send out monthly reminders for our meetings.

Ideally we should have 12 to 15 members in our book club.  If you’d like to join send me an email (Cyril.kesten@gmail.com) and I’ll put you on the book club mailing list.  The only requirement for membership is that you must be a JCCV member ($65 for individuals or $100 for a couple). Visit https://jccvictoria.ca/membership/ for membership information.

JCCV Food Kiosk at the Saanich Fair this Labour Day Weekend

The JCCV community outreach program with the JCCV Food Kiosk will be participating at the annual Saanich Fair over the Labour Day long weekend, from Saturday, August 31st to Monday, September 2nd. The JCCV Food Kiosk has been participating at the Saanich Fair for over 25 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, western Canada’s oldest agricultural fair, can be found on the Saanich Fair website at http://saanichfair.ca/thefair.

Please plan on attending the Saanich Fair and drop on by the JCCV Food Kiosk to say hello and nosh on your favourite Jewish deli foods.

JCCV Food Kiosk at Symphony Splash on Sunday, August 4th

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The JCCV Food Kiosk will be participating at Symphony Splash in the Inner Harbour on Sunday, August 4th.

The JCCV Food Kiosk will be located at the corner of Belleville and Government Streets, serving some of your favourite Jewish deli foods, including hot pastrami sandwiches, all beef hot dogs, and bagels with cream cheese and lox. Matzo ball soup will be served to keep you warm in the evening before the fireworks show.

The JCCV Food Kiosk will also be participating at the Saanich Fair on the Labour Day weekend.

The JCCV Lox, Stock & Bagel Deli will be closed In July and August, re-opening at 11:30 am on Tuesday, September 10th.

Enjoy your summer!!

JCCV Food Kiosk at Victoria Canada Day Celebration

The JCCV Food Kiosk will be participating at the Victoria Canada Day Celebration in the Inner Harbour on Monday, July 1st.

The JCCV Food Kiosk will be located at the corner of Belleville and Menzies Streets, serving some of your favourite Jewish deli foods, including hot pastrami sandwiches, all beef hot dogs, and bagels with cream cheese and lox. There’s also wonderful homemade pies and chocolate cake for dessert. Matzo ball soup will be served to keep you warm in the evening before the fireworks show.

The JCCV Food Kiosk will also be participating at the Saanich Fair on the Labour Day weekend.

The JCCV Lox, Stock & Bagel Deli will be closed In July and August, re-opening at 11:30 am on Tuesday, September 10th.

Have a wonderful summer!!