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.
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Next JCCV Live Webinar on Thursday, January 21st – Register Now

Topic:    Religion, Fake News, and Alternate Facts

This talk details how our fake news world has one important source in the Christian fundamentalism of the early 20th century. For more information: http://religiondispatches.org/the-religious-origins-of-fake-news-and-alternative-facts/

Speaker:    Dr. Christopher Douglas, Department of English, Faculty of Humanities, University of Victoria

Thursday, January 21st from 10:00 to 11:00 am Pacific Time

Christopher Douglas taught at Furman University in South Carolina for five years before coming to the University of Victoria in 2004. He teaches American literature, particularly contemporary American fiction, religion and literature, the Bible as literature, multicultural American literature, and postmodernism.

Dr. Douglas’s primary research interests include the contemporary religious imagination in American literature. His current research is on the problems of suffering and evil in contemporary American novels – both serious literary fiction and evangelical fiction. Recent publications include “This Is The Shack That Job Built: Theodicy and Polytheism in William Paul Young’s Evangelical Bestseller” in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion and guest-editing a special issue of Christianity & Literature on “Literature of / about the Christian Right.” This project is supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Grant.

His latest book, If God Meant to Interfere: American Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right (Cornell, 2016), shows how American writers struggled to understand and respond to the unexpected emergence of the Christian Right in the United States. In fact, liberal-leaning literary writers responding to the resurgence were sometimes confused by the Christian Right’s strange entanglement with the contemporary paradigms of multiculturalism and postmodernism — leading to complex emergent phenomena that Douglas terms “Christian Multiculturalism” and “Christian Postmodernism.” This project was supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Standard Research Grant.

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

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Chanukah Gift Shop and Latke Mania

The JCCV Gift Shop is open and well stocked with all your Chanukah shopping needs; chanukiahs, candles, dreidels, cards, wrapping paper, kids games, books, and lots more.


Open Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. Contact Nanci at (250) 812-6551 to arrange an appointment outside of the above hours.

Latke Mania by TAKE OUT ONLY starts on Tuesday, December 1st and runs until Friday, December 18th.

3 Large Potato Latkes with sour cream and apple sauce
$12.00
Large Potato Latkes by the dozen or half dozen
$36.00/dozen, $18.00/half dozen 
**Order at least 48 hours in advance**

Click here for the full JCCV Deli Latke Mania take-out menu

Chanukah 2020 begins on the evening of Thursday, December 10th with the lighting of the first candle, and ends on Friday, December 18th.

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

Topic: Street Trees in Victoria

Speaker: Dr. Valentin Schaefer, Professor Emeritus, School of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Victoria

Thursday, December 17th from 10:00 to 11:00 am Pacific Time

Victoria Street Trees Image

Street Trees in Victoria examines the nature and importance of the urban forest. Within a few city blocks in Victoria we can find 40-50 species of trees from all over the world and we will look at some of these and tell some of their stories.

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

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

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Next JCCV Live Webinar on Thursday, November 19th – Register Now

Topic:  A Brief History Of Israel’s Environmental Movement: A Snapshot Of Today’s Sustainability Challenges And Successes

Speaker:   Jay Shofet, Director of Partnerships and Development at SPNI

Thursday, November 19th from 10:00 to 11:00 am Pacific Time

The Jewish Community Centre of Victoria (JCCV) will host a special free live webinar dedicated to Nature Israel (Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel – SPNI) and the organization’s role in addressing Israel’s environmental challenges.
SPNI is Israel’s largest, leading environmental organization. For over 60 years SPNI has been dedicated to protecting and preserving Israel’s natural resources, environment, natural assets and unique landscape. The work carried out by SPNI now will determine what the land of Israel will look like for generations to come.

The Canadian Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (CSPNI) is pleased to lend support to this program through the creation of this partnership with the JCCV, in support of SPNI’s work. CSPNI’s mission is to raise awareness, and funds, for the work of SPNI to protect and preserve Israel.
This free live webinar will be led by Jay Shofet, Director of Partnerships and Development at SPNI, and will highlight the programs run by SPNI to protect and preserve Israel’s fragile ecosystem and valuable resources. In previous roles Jay served as Director of The Green Environment Fund and the Sheli Fund for local environmental activism, and has broad experience working throughout the Israeli NGO and philanthropic sector including within the Jewish Agency for Israel. Jay will trace the growth of Israel’s environmental movement from its early-decades focus on a romantic notion of conservation, through its growth and professionalization stage in the 90’s, to its grassroots focus on sustainability in the last decade. Then, he’ll give a snapshot of where things stand today: how a new ethos of dense, sustainable cities is slowly developing; how land use planning affects everything; how the push for renewable energy is fighting against entrenched economic interests and old infrastructure; and how Israel’s world-class biodiversity is threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation — and what SPNI is doing about it.

Attendees are invited to ask questions and share comments after Jay’s talk.

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

This is the third in a series of monthly free live webinars brought to you by the JCCV.

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