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.

TAB Club Books and Schedule

October 10          Leah Freedman   The Yiddish Policeman’s Union by Michael Chabon

November 14      Karen Savell        The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

December 12       Judith Bogod      Clara Callan by Richard B. Wright

January 9             Cyril Kesten         Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

February 13         Ian Fill                  The Huntress by Kate Quinn

March 12             Philip Bogod       The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

April 9                 Andrea Fill           Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

May 14                Ireta Fisher          Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

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!!

JCCV FILM NIGHT on Monday, April 29th at 7:00 pm

JCCV FILM NIGHT

Monday, April 29th at 7:00 pm

Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, 3636 Shelbourne St.

AGE OF CONSENT (1969) (103 minutes)

Director: Michael Powell

Stars: James Mason and Helen Mirren (first feature film!)

The JCCV is proud to announce a screening of The Age of Consent.

This Australian film is off beat and quirky and filmed on Dunk Island on the Great Barrier Reef.

It stars the venerable James Mason as Bradley, an aging artist looking for inspiration one final time and Helen Mirren as Cora, the catalyst to revive his creative juices. Gorgeous cinematography that captures the grandiose beauty of Australia is matched by the beautiful Cora, a young uninhibited island dweller. This film has lots of humour and is representative of the “free love” spirit of the late Sixties.

Really worth a viewing!!!

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

JCCV Pickleball Group

All players, beginners and experienced, are welcome. Paddles and balls provided if needed. Basic instruction provided as well. We play indoors at either Cedar Hill, Henderson or Commonwealth Recreation Centres. Typically, court(s) are booked on Mondays from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. We book one or two courts depending on the number of players. The cost per session is $3.00 for JCCV members, $5.00 for non-members.

To be added to the JCCV Pickleball Group emailing list to receive details of the date, time, venue and other particulars, please send your contact information to the volunteer coordinator, Martin Kogan, at martinkogan@yahoo.com.

JCCV Mahjong Tournament on June 3rd

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Jewish Community Centre of Victoria is sponsoring a Mahjong 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 Mahjong 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.