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

Topic:  Angel Flight and the Community

Angel Flight Image

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.

Jeff Morris Image

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.

Please click on the ‘Register’ button below to register for this webinar.

This is a free live webinar brought to you by the JCCV.

Donations to the JCCV are always welcome. To donate, please click on the ‘Donate’ button below.
Donate Button with Credit Cards
JCCV CRA Registered Charity Number: 138607643RR0001

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

Topic:  Life Stories: Art and the Stages of Life

JCCV Webinar Erin Campbell Image

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.”

Professor Erin Campbell Photo

Please click on the ‘Register’ button below to register for this webinar.

This is a free live webinar brought to you by the JCCV.

Donations to the JCCV are always welcome. To donate, please click on the ‘Donate’ button below.
Donate Button with Credit Cards
JCCV CRA Registered Charity Number: 138607643RR0001

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

MAID Image

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.

Please click on the ‘Register’ button below to register for this webinar.

This is a free live webinar brought to you by the JCCV.

Donations to the JCCV are always welcome. To donate, please click on the ‘Donate’ button below.
Donate Button with Credit Cards
JCCV CRA Registered Charity Number: 138607643RR0001

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.

Please click on the ‘Register’ button below to register for this webinar.

This is a free live webinar brought to you by the JCCV.

Donations to the JCCV are always welcome. To donate, please click on the ‘Donate’ button below.
Donate Button with Credit Cards
JCCV CRA Registered Charity Number: 138607643RR0001

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.

Passover “Take and Bake” Kosher Food Items

The following Passover “Take and Bake” Kosher food items are for sale at the JCCV:

-Matzo Ball Soup:  32 oz. (1 litre) with 2 Matzo Balls     $15

-Large Matzo Balls: package of 6                                    $10

-Matzo Lasagna: 2½ lb. aluminum pan                          $25

All food items will be prepared Kosher for Passover by caterers Yaaqov Ittah and Rosalind Majorki in the JCCV kitchen koshered by Rabbi Lynn Greenhough.

Place your orders by Friday, March 12th for pickup at the JCCV between 11:00 am and 1:30 pm from Monday, March 22nd to Friday, March 26th.

Contact Yaaqov at yaaqov@shaw.ca or 250-474-6952 for further details and to place your order.

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

Jewish Community Centre of Victoria

3636 Shelbourne Street   (250)477-7185  jccv@telus.net    https://jccvictoria.ca/

JCCV Deli Customer Loyalty Card

Introducing the first ever JCCV Deli Customer Loyalty Card, and it’s for one of the most popular Deli menu items, Matzo Ball Soup. 

After you buy 5 matzo ball soups you get the 6th one free!

Drop into the JCCV Deli Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm to take out a matzo ball soup and receive your JCCV Deli Customer Loyalty Card.

Next JCCV Live Webinar on Thursday, February 18th – Register Now

Topic: Conspiracy Thinking: A Rational Guide to Thinking Irrationally 

We live in an age of conspiracy thinking. This short talk suggests why so many people are inclined to believe that there are deep and dark forces at work in our society beneath the surface of conventional reality.

Speaker: Dr. Simon Devereaux, Department of History, Faculty of Humanities, University of Victoria

Thursday, February 18th from 10:00 to 11:00 am Pacific Time

Simon Devereaux was born and raised in Nepean, Ontario. He received his BA in History and Political Science from the University of Toronto in 1989, and stayed there to pursue an MA (1990) and a PhD (1997) in British history. Before moving to Victoria in July 2004, he served as Lecturer in British History at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is one of three historians of Britain in the U Vic History department, where — in addition to teaching the survey courses in the subject — he teaches courses on the eighteenth century, on the history of the monarchy, and on the history of homicide and capital punishment.

Please click on the ‘Register’ button below to register for this webinar.

This is a free live webinar brought to you by the JCCV.

Donations to the JCCV are always welcome. To donate, please click on the ‘Donate’ button below.
Donate Button with Credit Cards
JCCV CRA Registered Charity Number: 138607643RR0001