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Week of June 13, 2021

06/12/2021 03:11:24 PM


Chai Lights - Innovative and Predominantly Virtual JCV

The JCV is committed to bringing people together; while our building remains closed until July 2, 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, (June 6), click HERE.

News at a Glance

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Shabbat Worship
NEW - Onegs are Back!
Events, Programs, and Classes
NEW - The JCV will be closed June 30 for professional cleaning
NEW - Become a member of the new JCV Men’s Club!
Help needed for Friday Shabbat meal prep and delivery drivers
NEW - Thank you for your continued support of the JCV
NEW - City of Venice recognizes Anne Frank Day
Rabbi's Day Off and Office Hours
Submitting Articles to JCV News and Deadlines
JCV News Posters
JCV News Sponsors


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

Shabbat Worship

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June 2021 JCV Shabbat Services Schedule 
Due to the heat, all June Shabbat Services will be on Zoom starting at 7:30pm.
Friday, June 18: Zoom Services
Zoom (870 5912 7630, Passcode: shabbat)
Friday, June 25: Zoom Services
Zoom (889 3697 6762, Passcode: shabbat)

July 2021 JCV Shabbat Services Schedule 
Beginning Friday, July 2, 2021
, at 7:30pm
all Shabbat Services will be held indoors at the JCV
.See poster below.

  • Only fully vaccinated JCV members will be permitted to attend in-person sanctuary services.
  • Masking and social distancing will be optional for all attendees.
  • No name tags are available; should you wish to wear a kippot or tallit, please bring your own.
  • There will be an Oneg with prepackaged food and bottled water.
  • RSVP for July 2 Shabbat Services; details to follow.        

Also available on Zoom: (830 5644 5590, Passcode: jcv)

Weekly: Friday, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30 Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

Onegs are Back!

It is time to come together indoors at the JCV; enjoy meaningful Shabbat Services, some snacks; and schmooze with your buddies “just like the old days.”  It will be different, but the same.

We will have wrapped goodies and bottled water. The first Friday of each month there will be an ice cream social, with prepackaged frozen treats.

If you would like to sponsor an Oneg or set things up by being an Oneg helper, call Bettye Buchman at 941-223-7971. See poster below.


Events, Programs, and Classes

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Monday and Thursday - recurring classes
10:30am: Indoor 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 - women’s discussion group
Zoom (858 5277 3780)

Recurring Zoom discussion - every 2 weeks on Tuesdays, until December 21, 2021. 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.
All women members of the JCV are welcome.
We are now using A Year of Sacred Moments by Hanna Perlberger as our guide to interesting and educational conversations. Please read the introduction and start with Chapter 38.
Here is a link to buy the book in paperback or kindle.

Thursday - recurring Zoom course
2:00pm: Torah Study with Rabbi Shull
Zoom (882 7487 7658, Passcode: jcv)

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

10:00am: Sisterhood Book Club
Zoom (840 3065 9064, Passcode: bookclub)

Recurring Zoom discussion - Monthly: 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.
Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.

June 21 - June 22
All Day: Amazon Prime Day
Shop Prime Day deals at to support us while you shop, at no cost to you.  Get ready for Prime Day! Sign up for AmazonSmile and select the Jewish Congregation of Venice as your preferred charity at Remember to shop for deals at, or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon app, and AmazonSmile will donate to the JCV at no cost to you.

The JCV will be closed June 30th for professional cleaning

A professional cleaning service will clean the entire building prior to reopening. They will be here on Wednesday, June 30th. The office will be taking phone calls that day, but the physical building will be closed to the public.

See poster below.


Become a member of the new JCV Men’s Club!

Steve Weiss has offered to chair this newly reorganized group. Now we need interested congregants to join.

If this appeals to you, contact Steve Weiss at We are looking for your help to plan events and offer suggestions. The Men’s Club will foster a spirit of friendship within the group, and new members are always welcome. Steve has many ideas for future activities, and needs assistance to make them successful.

Please join the JCV Men’s Club! See poster below. 


Help needed for Friday Shabbat meal prep and delivery drivers

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Due to summer travel, we are losing some of our volunteer Shabbat meal preparers and drivers, and we need your help. Occasionally, when one of the full timers goes on vacation or is ill, we may need to call upon you to fill in. We have been preparing an average of ten to twelve meals weekly, which includes: entrée, salad, fruit, challah, and dessert.

All meals are pre-purchased, so just some prep work is needed. Meal prep begins at 11:30am and ends at 1:00pm. Driver delivery pickup begins at 12:45pm for local Venice area delivery (one Sarasota delivery) averaging a half hour. If you are willing to help prepare meals or drive, please contact: Judy Rapaport 315-591-1050 or

See poster below.

Thank you for your continued support of the JCV

We have survived.
We have flourished.
So many have stepped up in this year of the pandemic.
We found new ways to do programming and invested in different uses of technology.
When we return to in-person services and events, we will bring with us the lessons we learned and our new ways of thinking.
But most of all, we will appreciate our ability to gather and connect in person.
Great things are planned for 2021-22, including our 40th anniversary.
We encourage you to join us again, as a member of the JCV.

-The Membership Committee
See poster below.


City of Venice recognizes “Anne Frank Day”

June 12th was the anniversary of Anne Frank’s birth and the City of Venice declared it “Anne Frank Day” last week,  encouraging all citizens to recognize and commemorate this day.

JCV member Pieter Kohnstam was instrumental in approaching the Venice City Council with the idea. It is appropriate to reflect on the message of Anne Frank, while in the face of anti-Semitism, racism, and discrimination, and based on the importance of freedom, equal rights, and democracy, it is still possible to retain a belief in humanity; acknowledging that in her hope for a better world, people are basically good at heart.


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, is encouraged to give him a call and make an appointment during his regular office hours.

Tuesday 9:30am to 2:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am to 2:30pm
Thursday 10:00am to noon
Friday 9:00am to noon

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.


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.


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