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Week of July 04, 2021

07/03/2021 01:39:45 PM


JCV July 4 2021

Chai Lights - Innovative and Predominantly Virtual JCV

The JCV is committed to bringing people together; we are here to keep you informed and connected 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. At this time, events taking place inside the JCV are open to fully vaccinated JCV members only. Sorry, no guests. 

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 27), click HERE.


News at a Glance

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Shabbat Worship
Events, Programs, and Classes
NEW - Message from Rabbi Shull
NEW - Thank You to Each of our Sponsors
You Can Pay Your Dues Online
Do You Miss the Printed Version of the JCV Membership Directory?
NEW - Become a Member of the New JCV Men’s Club!
Thank you for Your Continued Support of the JCV
Rabbi's Day Off and Office Hours
NEW - Asone- The Hebrew Word for Catastrophe -  Responding to the Building Collapse in Surfside Florida
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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July 2021 JCV Shabbat Services Schedule 
All Shabbat Services now held indoors at the JCV, 7:30pm on Fridays. See poster below.

  • Only fully vaccinated JCV members may 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 Shabbat Services. A weekly notification will be sent prior to services requesting your reply.    

If you plan to attend Shabbat Services on Friday, July 9, RSVP required by replying to

Also available on Zoom: (830 5644 5590, Passcode: jcv)
Weekly: Friday, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30

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


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. 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 870 3042 (815 8750 3042, 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.

Thursday, July 8
10:00am: Memorial Service for Arlene Scheininger Reznick, z"l
Indoors at the JCV followed by a brief burial. See poster below.

Wednesday, July 14
12:30pm: Adult Learning - Yiddishe Tahm (“A Taste of Yiddish")
Duration 90 minutes. Brown Bag Lunch Series - Lifelong Learning at the JCV.
Hosted by Rabbi Ben Shull. Bring your own lunch and join us for a taste of the Old Country. We will share our favorite Yiddish expressions, songs, stories, and the memories they evoke. Learn about the history of this expressive language and the culture it helped to create. RSVP to by Monday, July 12. This event is open to fully vaccinated JCV members only.  Sorry, no guests. See poster below.

Saturday, July 17
7:30pm: Tisha B’Av - Evening of study, prayer, and reflection
Duration: Two hours. Commemorating the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem and other calamities in Jewish history. Curiously, the Rabbis say that the messiah was born on that day. Together, we will consider the connection between grief and consolation, between despair and hope! This event is open to fully vaccinated JCV members only.  Sorry, no guests. See poster below.


Message from Rabbi Shull

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Finally, we are opening the sanctuary for in-person services after more than a year's absence. I believe the words Chadeysh Yameinu K'kedem (“Renew our days as of old”) should guide us. This is the last verse of Lamentations (Eicha) read on the Ninth of Av/ Tisha B'AV*. Eicha is a mournful reflection on the destruction of the First Temple. This last line echoes a hope...yes, that we want to "go back to normal" but not just "go back," rather to chadesh (“make new”); we want to make those old days new and I would say "improved."  It's not enough to "go back to normal"; we should improve on the old normal.  This is our chance to be better than we were before.

And so some values to guide us as we reopen:
1) Dan et kol Adam l'chaf z'choot - (“Judge every person favorably”). We have lived through a period of a great deal of harsh judgement. Let's work very hard to give everyone the benefit of the doubt.

2) V'havtah l'ray'echa ka'mocha - (“Love your fellow Jew as yourself”). The JCV is a congregation where all Jews are welcome. While we should be proud of our upbringing and traditions, we must always seek to be open-minded and welcoming. As a congregation, we need to be clear about our values and standards, while always being open to learning from others as we grow.

3) Ivdu et HaShem b'simcha - (“Worship God in joy”). We must always strive to pray to God with enthusiasm and with a deep sense of gratitude.

4) Dah l'fnai Mee atah omeyd - (“Know before whom you stand”). Let us always remember that in our sanctuary, in particular, we stand before God. This means that we comport ourselves with dignity and respect, always treating others with kindness and respect... for God is taking account of our actions.


*Join us at the JCV on Saturday night, July 17/the Ninth of Av/Tisha B’AV 5781, for an evening of study, prayer, and reflection from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.  See poster below.


Thank You to Each of our Sponsors

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Thank you to each of our sponsors who support the JCV News through their generous donation.  We appreciate your dedication and are proud to have you as part of our JCV family. 

  • A Chance to Live; Pieter Kohnstam
  • Heitel Jewelers of Venice
  • Jacaranda Trace
  • JCV Memorial Park and Columbarium
  • Venice Hadassah

See Poster below.


You Can Pay Your Dues Online

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Dues for the 2021 - 2022 season were due on July 1, 2021.  If you like, you can easily pay your dues online.  
Follow the instructions below:

  • Go to the JCV website at
  • Sign in to your account: Select “Log In.”
  • From the top black row, select “My Account” from the drop down selection. Scroll down to the section titled “Financials”:
  • Click on “My Statements.”
  • You should see your statement: Scroll to the end of the statement. 
  • Click on “Submit a Payment.”
  • This will bring you to the “Online Payments” page.  Follow the prompts.

If you have questions, contact Beata (941-484-2022) or Nessa (941-451-4021).


Do You Miss the Printed Version of the JCV Membership Directory?

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You can print it from home on your personal printer! 
Please note that we are challenged to upload pictures and are awaiting the fix from ShulCloud.  However, the Membership Directory information is always current and up to date. The directory is only available to active members and should not be shared with non-JCV members. This directory is a benefit of being a JCV Member. Please respect our members’ privacy.

To Print the Directory:
Go to and sign in to your account.  You must sign in, in order to access the directory.

There are two ways to find the directory.
1. After signing in, click on your name and then “My Account” in the drop down box.
2. Scroll down to the “Membership Directory” tile and click.
1. After signing in to your account, click on “Membership” in the navigation bar.
2. In the drop down box, click on “Membership Directory.”

Once you are in the directory:

  • You will see a gray box with the alphabet and additional buttons below that.  Click on the “Print” button. 
  • The destination should show your personal printer.
  • You will want to scroll to “More settings” to change the number of pages per sheet.      
  • Suggestion: two pages per sheet unless you have very good eyesight, then four pages per sheet.  
  • Based on your printer: you can select one-sided, two-sided, and color or black and white.

 If you have questions, contact Nessa (941-451-4021).


Become a Member of the New JCV Men’s Club!

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

  • Poker card game day
  • Dining out (supporting the Men's Club and the JCV)
  • Afternoon cruises (sightseeing, nature, food, drinks, music, and dancing)
  • Assisting with: Friday night services; Setting up for Sukkot; Cooking for congregants in need of a meal
  • Religious history excursions
  • Fun and games
  • 50/50 raffles
  • Hosting and cooking for a JCV picnic
  • Many more that we can plan!

Now we need interested congregants to join. If you are curious, contact Steve Weiss at
Please join the JCV Men’s Club! See poster below.


Thank you for Your Continued Support of the JCV

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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.
Now that we have returned 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 - 2022, including our 40th anniversary.
We encourage you to join us again, as a member of the JCV.

- The Membership Committee
See poster below.


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.  

Asone - The Hebrew Word for Catastrophe
Responding to the Building Collapse in Surfside Florida

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The horrible tragedy of the building collapse in Surfside, Florida, is called asone in Hebrew. In the Torah, asone means a human tragedy, a terrible situation in which the heart is broken. Perhaps this is why God is called "the Healer of Broken Hearts'' in the Psalms and why we, as God's partners, need to aid in the healing of broken hearts. 

This asone, which has struck our neighbors in South Florida, so many of whom are Jews, requires a response from us. Please click the following link from the Miami Jewish Federation and find out how you can help. Hearts are broken, lives are shattered.  Now is the time to act.

Rabbi Shull


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 News Posters

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JCV Taste of Yiddish

JCV Tish B'av

Thank you JCV News sponsors

JCV Indoor Services

JCV Thank You


JCV News Sponsors

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JCV Sponsors


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