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Week of September 12, 2021

09/11/2021 12:54:27 PM


Chai Lights - at the 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 and virtual or socially distanced events listed below to stay up to date on upcoming programs and services. Our top priority is the health and well-being of the JCV community. Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, new policies are now in effect for the use of the JCV building. At this time, no in-person services will be held in the JCV. Watch for updates in the weeks to come.

Eventually, members who have provided proof of vaccination will be able to attend services, meetings, and events within the building.

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, (September 5), click HERE.


News at a Glance

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Shabbat Worship
5782/2021 HIGH HOLY DAYS at the JCV
Events, Programs, and Classes
NEW - Previous Broadcasts - High Holy Day Services 
Emergency Contact: Important Request
Don’t Forget to Send in Your Proof of Vaccination Information
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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JCV Shabbat Services Schedule 
Until further notice all Shabbat Services will be held by Zoom, 7:30pm on Fridays

Zoom ( 847 0492 6325  Passcode: jcv)

Weekly: September 17, 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22
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5782/2021 High Holy Days at the JCV - see poster below
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Wednesday, September 15
7:00pm: Yom Kippur Eve (Kol Nidre) 
Zoom (816 8948 0072 Passcode: jcv)

Thursday, September 16
10:00am: Yom Kippur Day
Zoom (816 3307 9683 Passcode: jcv)

Thursday, September 16
5:30pm: Jonah, Yizkor, Neilah Services
Zoom (868 7949 5144 Passcode: jcv)

Events, Programs, and Classes

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Monday and Thursday - recurring classes 
10:30am: Indoor T'ai Chi at the JCV - SUSPENDED - UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
If you have any questions or concerns, contact Barry Bye 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.
September 14, September 28, October 12, October 26, November 9, November 23, December 7, December 21. Save event to your calendar system:
All women members of the JCV are welcome.

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

Reoccurring Zoom discussion every week on Thursdays, September 9, No class September 16 (Yom Kippur), September 23. Save event to your calendar system:

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

Recurring Zoom discussion - Monthly: 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. Save event to your calendar system:

Sunday, September 12
10:00am: Memorial Service - JCV Memorial Park 
It is customary in Jewish tradition to visit the graves of our loved ones during the period of the Yamim Noraim/High Holy Days. In keeping with this time-honored practice, we will conduct a brief memorial service in the JCV Memorial Park. We invite everyone to participate in this service, even if you do not have relatives or friends buried in our Memorial Park. Masks are required.
We are blessed to have a beautiful and dignified Memorial Park at the JCV. We are certainly grateful to have dedicated volunteers who maintain it. 

During our time at the Memorial Park, we will also take note of the special Holocaust Memorial located there and say a memorial prayer for those who perished.

Please join us for this time of reflection and appreciation. See poster below.

Thursday, September 16
Noon:  Break the Fast Meals to Go - pickup
Duration: 60 minutes
Preordered Break the Fast Meals will be available for pick up ONLY at the JCV (under the portico) from noon to 1:00pm on September 16. For more information, contact Judy Rapaport by phone 315-591-1050 or email at See poster below.

Sunday, October 10
10:00am: Congregational Meeting
Zoom (851 8394 5341, Passcode: jcv). See poster below.

NEW - Sunday, October 24
11:00am: Adult Education - Saving the Iraqi Jewish Archives and Why It is Important Today.
(816 4580 9900, Passcode: 851940)

Adult Education - Lifelong Learning at the Jewish Congregation of Venice hosts a discussion and documentary directed and produced by Carole Basri (American filmmaker, lawyer of Iraqi Jewish descent, and author), along with Adriana Davis (filmmaker, producer, writer, editor, voice actor, and coach): Saving the Iraqi Jewish Archives: A Journey of Identity. Co-Directors Carole Basri and Adriana Davis will join us for a conversation on this feature length documentary tracing the discovery, restoration, and fate of over 20,000 artifacts. The Iraqi Jewish community has existed for 2,700 years and at its height numbered 160,000. Today, with less than five Jews remaining in Iraq, the Iraqi Jewish Archives may be the last, best hope to corroborate the community’s existence and vibrancy. See poster below.

Beyond the JCV
NEW - Thursday, September 23

1:30pm: Bereavement Support Group
Zoom on six successive Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:45pm.
Open to men and women of all backgrounds. Sponsored by JFCS of the Suncoast in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, it will be facilitated by Community Chaplain, Rabbi Jonathan R. Katz. Participants derive significant value from the warmth, support, and encouragement experienced during the sessions. 

The group provides an opportunity to:
*Learn how others are dealing with grief. 
*Gain coping insights. 
*Receive support and understanding. 
*Cultivate resilience. 
*Examine how loss impacts us. 
*Find new strength.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  For more information and to register, contact Rabbi Katz at 941-366-2224, ext. 166 or $36 fee covers all sessions. See poster below.

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High Holy Day Services 
Friday, August 27 - Selichot - Friday Shabbat Services
To watch, click on the link

Monday, September 6 - Erev Rosh Hashanah Services
To watch, click on the link

Tuesday, September 7 - Rosh Hashanah Services
To watch, click on the link

Emergency Contact: Important Request

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Our new database enables us to keep a record of two people whom we could contact in case of emergency. Please take a few moments to either complete the information yourself or to contact Nessa who will help you enter it or do it for you. 
To do this yourself: 

  1. Sign in to ShulCloud.
  2. Click on “My Account.”
  3. Click on the “My Family” tile.
  4. Click on “Edit your family.”
  5. At the top of the gray box click on “Emergency Information.”
  6. Complete the form.
  7. Click on “Save Changes to Account” at the bottom. 

Some tips about the gray box, after step 4:

“Adults” should include the adults in your household.
“Children” should only be those 18 and under.
“More Info” shares anniversary information.
“Neighborhood” tells us the development where you live. 
Please complete this if it is blank!

 Hmm, having trouble getting into ShulCloud?  Send a message to

Don’t Forget to Send in Your Proof of Vaccination Information 

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The Board of Directors is taking precautions to protect our members as much as possible during the increase of COVID-19 cases. While there is no perfect solution to COVID-19 challenges, the Board has focused on what they believe will be the most effective way to protect congregants. The JCV cannot ensure an absolute and secure situation during these uncertain and challenging times.

The JCV Board voted to have all congregants show proof of vaccination for future admittance to the building. We will enter this information into our database so you will only have to show it one time. The board thanks you for your cooperation in this new procedure. If you have questions, feel free to contact any JCV Board member.

We will continue documenting proof of vaccination information so that when we reopen, we have current info.

Two simple ways for congregants to send in proof of vaccination:

  • Send a photocopy or scanned copy of your COVID-19 vaccination card to the following email:
  • You can also make a copy and send it via the US Post Office to the JCV (600 N. Auburn Rd., Venice, FL 34292).

All copies will be shredded once registered in our database.


Rabbi's Day Off and Office Hours

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Rabbi Shull’s day off will be Tuesdays 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. 

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 Sunday 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 and be fully vaccinated.

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, political, 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. 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 News Sponsors

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