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Week of April 25, 2021

04/24/2021 01:25:00 PM


Chai Lights - Innovative and Predominantly Virtual JCV 

Upcoming Services, Events, Programs, and Classes at the JCV

The JCV is committed to bringing people together; while our building remains closed, we are here to keep you informed and connected during this time through a wide variety of programs. Browse our website calendar and virtual or socially distanced events listed below to stay up to date on upcoming programs and services. 

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of event data contained in this issue; however, all events are subject to change. All times shown are in the Eastern Time Zone. To see last week, (April 18), click HERE.

News at a Glance

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Shabbat Worship
Events, Programs, and Classes
JCV Website Tips
The Ritual Committee Has a Need for Your Microsoft PowerPoint Skills
Rabbi's Day Off and Office Hours
Submitting Articles to JCV News and Deadlines
JCV Posters
JCV News Sponsors


Shabbat Worship 

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JCV Shabbat Services Schedule 
Outdoor Services begin at 5:00pm
Zoom Services begin at 7:30pm

1st Friday
5:00pm: Outdoors at the JCV*

2nd Friday
7:30pm: Zoom session
Zoom (874 8399 8500, Passcode: shabbat)

Recurring Shabbat Zoom Services on Fridays, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10. Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

3rd Friday
5:00pm: Outdoors at the JCV*

4th Friday
7:30pm: Zoom session
Zoom (889 3697 6762, Passcode: shabbat)

Recurring Shabbat Zoom Services on Fridays, May 28, June 25, July 23, August 27, September 24, October 22, November 26, December 24. Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

5th Friday
5:00pm: Outdoors at the JCV*
 * Rain cancellation will be announced by email by 3:00pm and the service will change to a Zoom format.

Events, Programs, and Classes 

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Monday and Thursday - recurring classes
10:30am: Outdoor T'ai Chi at the JCV 
Duration: 1 hour.  Recurring classes on Mondays and Thursdays. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Barry Bye by email at

Tuesday (every two weeks) - recurring Zoom discussion
11:30am: Cantor Marci’s Kol Isha
Zoom (858 5277 3780)

Recurring Zoom discussion - every 2 weeks on Tuesdays, until December 21, 2021. April 27, May 11, May 25, June 8, June 22, July 6, July 20, August 3, August 17, August 31, September 14, September 28, October 12, October 26, November 9, November 23, December 7, December 21. Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly:

Thursday - recurring Zoom course
10:00am: Shabbat 101 Course - Improve your Shul Skills
Duration: 1 hour.  Recurring course on six Thursdays (beginning March 18) through April 29th. Limited to JCV members only, pre-registration required. Questions contact Exploring the elements of Shabbat Services. Three group leaders, Liz Gellis, Arlene Stolnitz, and Dee Andrews. 

Thursday - recurring Zoom course
2:00pm: Torah Study with Rabbi Shull
Zoom (815 8750 3042, Passcode: jcv)

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Effective May 13th, the links change
Zoom (882 7487 7658, Passcode: jcv)
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

10:00am: Sisterhood Book Club 

Through the perseverance of the Sisterhood President and Judy H., Sisterhood now has their own Zoom link for future Book Club sessions. Please download and import the above iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Monthly: May 3, 2021, June 7, 2021, July 5, 2021, August 2, 2021, September 6, 2021, October 4, 2021, November 1, 2021, December 6, 2021, January 3, 2022, February 7, 2022, March 7, 2022, April 4, 2022, May 2, 2022, June 6, 2022, July 4, 2022, August 1, 2022, September 5, 2022, October 3, 2022, November 7, 2022, December 5, 2022. 

Monday, April 26 - ongoing
9:00am: Sisterhood Community Project
Duration: 3 hours, daily
It is with great enthusiasm that I relate to you the new Sisterhood community project.  This will be to help the needy and homeless in Venice. Some are young families who have great needs and also the homeless population, who literally have nothing. We will be collecting a variety of items, which are desperately needed. Examples are: 

  • Clothing for both men and women including socks, underwear (men’s), both warm and cool weather clothing, as well as shoes.
  • Household goods (small appliances, kitchen utensils, plates, cups, cleaning products (opened or unopened)
  • Toiletries (regular size and also “hotel size” especially for the homeless who live out of their backpacks and have little room.) Again, things like shampoo, conditioner, etc., are ok if started.  Many JCV members will be headed back north soon, and if you have anything you won’t be using, these would be greatly appreciated.  Also, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc.
  • Blankets, towels and washcloths, pillows.
  • Remember, these items can be New or USED. 

We will begin on Monday, April 26.  The drop off hours will be between 9:00am and noon. I plan to have boxes or totes at the JCV for Beata to put out in the morning and take in before she leaves so there isn’t any need to come inside. As you go through your closets, please remember how much your donation would mean to these people. Thanking you in advance.
Debbie Jefko, JCV Sisterhood President

Friday, April 30
10:00am: 2021 Lag B’Omer Celebration
Duration: 3 hours, see poster below.
Shamrock Park and Nature Center, 3900 Shamrock Drive, Venice, Fl 34293
Please RSVP by April 23 to We will follow all current CDC COVID-19 protocols.

10:00am to 11:15am: JCV Member Bike Ride
JCV members who like to ride, meet at Shamrock Nature Center parking lot with your bikes and helmets* for a leisurely ride in Shamrock Park and on the Venetian Waterway Trail. Great place to see Florida wildlife! Meet back at the Nature Center for the program and picnic! *Helmets are mandatory.

11:30am to 1:00pm: Lag B’Omer Program and Picnic
Meet at the large Shamrock Park Recreation Pavilion next to the playground. Learn about the Jewish holiday of Lag B’Omer and its traditions from Rabbi Ben Shull.
Bring your own picnic lunch, which can be enjoyed at one of the six socially distanced picnic tables in the pavilion, or bring your own portable chair. Following the picnic lunch, there will be activities, songs, and games led by JCV volunteers.

Thursday, May 6
10:30am: Sisterhood Meeting
Zoom (895 8018 7286, Passcode: sisterhood)

Join your friends from the JCV Sisterhood for the Sisterhood Spring Un-Luncheon and 2021/22 Officer Installation with Cantor Marci officiating.  Meet the new Sisterhood board members, schmooze with your old friends and meet some new ones, and share ideas for fun-filled summer programs.

Wednesday, May 12
1:00pm: JCV Board Meeting
Zoom (851 2312 5815, Passcode: jcv)

Please note: Time change

JCV Website Tips

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Over the past year, the JCV website has been redesigned to be a more comprehensive communication tool for JCV congregants and the public who wish to learn more about the JCV. Please visit us often at

JCV Website Tips of this week are dedicated to our Cantor Marci. 
We all love to listen to her chant and sing. It may not be Friday evening but you can listen to her anytime by going on the JCV website. Click on the title “WORSHIP.” In the drop down box, click on Cantor Marci. Scroll down and there are many selections. Thanks for sharing, Cantor Marci!

Here is the direct link:

The Ritual Committee Has a Need for Your Microsoft PowerPoint Skills

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Assist the Ritual Committee in editing Microsoft PowerPoint presentations for Shabbat Services. The PowerPoint slideshow may need to be updated occasionally. Project should not take more than one hour on an as needed basis. Contact Cantor Marci at for more details.

Rabbi's Day Off and Office Hours

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Rabbi Shull’s day off will be Sundays until such time as the synagogue building will be open for regular programming. Anyone interested in meeting Rabbi Shull in his office at the JCV, precluding any emergencies, on Tuesday, Wednesdays, or Fridays from 9:30am to 11:00am, is encouraged to give him a call and make an appointment during his regular office hours.

If you would like to meet him in person at the JCV any other time Monday through Friday, that can also be arranged by calling to make an appointment. Rabbi Shull can be reached at 941-441-5713.  Anyone entering the JCV building is required to wear a face mask.

Submitting Articles to JCV News and Deadlines

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Criteria for publication: JCV News welcomes JCV and member-related news for publication. Only articles or Zoom meeting information will be considered for publication. Articles that will not be considered: commercial or solely promotional in nature; submitted to, accepted by, or published by another medium, printed or online; copyrighted materials without permission.

Submitting articles to Material submitted for publication should be presented as articles or Zoom meeting information in the text of the main body of your email. Pictures must be a separate .png file attachment. Please avoid including attachments unless essential. Do not submit an event or article if it has not been confirmed by all parties involved.

Deadline for submissions: 5:00pm on the Wednesday prior to the Sunday of publication. All requests for publication should be sent to This email address is to be used for submission of articles for consideration of publication only. Final versions of submissions are the only emails that will be accepted. 

JCV Posters

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JCV Sponsors

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