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Week of July 3, 2022

07/02/2022 07:42:26 AM


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 to stay up to date on upcoming programs and services. 

Our top priority is the health and well-being of the JCV community; new policies are now in effect for the use of the JCV building. Zoom and in-person Shabbat Services continue to be held at the JCV. To see last week (June 26), click HERE.

MASKS ARE NOW MANDATORY INSIDE THE JCV; see more information under In Case You Missed It.


News at a Glance

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JCV Community Announcements
Shabbat Worship
Events, Programs, and Classes
Looking Ahead
In Case You Missed It
Support the Jewish Congregation of Venice
JCV News Posters
JCV News Sponsors


JCV Community Announcements

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Oneg Coordinator Needed
Onegs (welcome receptions) include refreshments enjoyed by our members and guests after Shabbat Services and add to the sense of community. Our long-time Oneg Coordinator of 15 years, Bettye Buchman, has decided to retire and pass the duties to a new coordinator.  
Duties related to JCV onegs include:
· Maintaining a calendar for sponsorship and special occasions.
· Signing up members to host each month.
· Explaining the budget and sending instructions to Oneg Hosts.
· Ordering supplies.
Bettye will work with the new Oneg Coordinator to make the transition a smooth one. Onegs for July, August, September (partial), November, and December are covered. October is still open.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of the JCV. Consider volunteering for this very important position, and contact
We appreciate all JCV members who help us create a welcoming Oneg Shabbat. If you are unable to volunteer at this time but would like to contribute funds, go to   Under “online payments” select  “Type” scroll to “Oneg Shabbat.”
We offer Bettye many thanks for all her years of service. See poster.


JCV Website Tip of the Week
There are wonderful events happening in the Men’s Club. You can follow these events on JCV News or on the Men’s Club page on the JCV website 
Open the website,
Click on “CONNECT”
In the drop down box, click on “Men’s Club”
Scroll to see all the posters.

Birthday and Anniversary Listings Now Available on the JCV Website
The July Simchas can be found at  


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


Shabbat Worship

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“Good Scents” - Be considerate of others who may be allergic and refrain from using scented products when coming to services.

Check the JCV calendar at
to confirm the schedule of Shabbat Services at the JCV. If any changes to our regularly scheduled services are warranted, we will let you know as soon as possible. We look forward to spending Shabbat together virtually and/or in person.

7:30pm: Shabbat Services* 
*Shabbat Services will start at 5:30pm on the second Friday of each month.
In person and on Zoom. 
Weekly: July 8*, 15, 22, 29
Zoom:, (867 1741 0874, Passcode: jcv).

Monthly schedule for Friday Shabbat Services:
1st Friday: Choir and musical accompanist.
2nd Friday: *Birthdays will be celebrated. Shabbat Services will start at 5:30pm.
3rd Friday:  *Anniversaries will be celebrated. Musical accompanist.
4th Friday: Haftorah and Torah reading.
*Update your member profile (birthday and/or anniversary) in ShulCloud, since this is where we get our information.


Events, Programs, and Classes

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Visit the JCV calendar at for all upcoming events!   Scroll down to see all JCV posters.

Monday and Thursday - recurring classes
10:30am: Indoor T'ai Chi at the JCV
Check the JCV calendar at
Duration: 1 hour. Recurring classes on Mondays and Thursdays.  If you have any questions or concerns, contact Barry V. B. 

Tuesday (last Tuesday of the month) 
10:00am: Cantor Marci’s Kol Isha - women’s discussion group
Check the JCV calendar at
For more information or questions, contact Marci Vitkus at

4:30pm: Basic Judaism with Rabbi Shull
Check the JCV calendar at
Weekly. Contact Rabbi Shull at for details.

2:00pm: Torah Study with Rabbi Shull
Check the JCV calendar at
Weekly. Contact Rabbi Shull at for details.

Monthly - Monday 
10:30am: Sisterhood Book Club
Check the JCV calendar at
In person at the JCV.
The JCV Sisterhood Book Club meets once a month on Monday. 10:30am to noon. In person at the JCV. When the weather is nice, we meet outdoors. Often, we go out for lunch afterwards, or bring a picnic lunch. All women are welcome to attend, including friends or guests. If you have any questions, email Judy H. or Vicki K.

Monthly - Third Wednesday of the month
7:00pm: Men’s Club Meeting
Check the JCV calendar at
JCV Social Hall – optional card game follows. For more information or questions, contact Rich R.
July 20,  August 17, September 21,  October 19, December 21. There is no meeting scheduled for November 2022.  

Monday, July 4
Noon: Fourth of July BBQ
Register and pay online at
RSVP by June 27, 2022.  For more information or questions, contact

Friday, July 8
5:30pm: Shabbat Dinner - Deli
Register and pay online at
Following Shabbat Services. RSVP by July1. 


Looking Ahead

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Monday, August 8
1:00pm: Men’s Club - Movie Matinee and Gathering
Check the JCV Calendar at  For more information or questions, contact Rich R.  See poster.

Monday through Friday: Bring Bling for the JCV Flea Market
Check the JCV calendar at
See poster.

Thursday, December 8
Friday, December 9

Time - TBA: JCV Flea Market
Check the JCV calendar at  See poster.

In Case You Missed It

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JCV Policy as of June 8, 2022
During a recent Board Of Directors meeting, there was a discussion about COVID-19 and its variants’ positivity rate. The Board follows the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, which endorse the use of masks in indoor settings when the positivity rates are high. Therefore, due to the high positivity rate in Sarasota County, effective immediately, everyone attending a function indoors at the JCV is expected to properly wear a mask, covering one’s nose and mouth. When actively eating or drinking, such as during an Oneg or other special event, you may remove your mask. However, it is expected when you finish, you will once again put on your mask.

While we realize that masking and other protective measures are cumbersome, we feel this is in the best interest for the health and well-being of those attending functions within the JCV. As a Board, we will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and act accordingly.

You may wish to visit the CDC website at for further information and guidelines associated with COVID-19.


Support the Jewish Congregation of Venice

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Your Support is Relied on!
Join us in making the JCV thrive, and know that we are grateful for all donations. You may use our online donation form at or call our office at 941-484-2022 and we will be happy to assist you. We appreciate gifts and donations to support our congregation's mission. 

Support the JCV When You Shop on Amazon!
For every purchase made through our Amazon Smile link, Amazon will donate to the Jewish Congregation of Venice. This is at no additional charge to you. Remember, always start at and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the JCV.

Sunshine Fund 
For only $5.00, support the JCV and save yourself a trip to the card shop! We have get well, condolence, simchas, and congratulation cards.  For more information or questions, contact Vicki S. Then all you have to do is send a check to the JCV or pay on ShulCloud on the Donate page; check Donations>Sunshine in the “Type” drop down box.



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JCV Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30am to 1:00pm

Rabbi's Day Off and Office Hours
Rabbi Shull’s day off will be Tuesdays. 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.
Sunday: The rabbi will be available to congregants.
Monday: 9:30am to 3:30pm
Tuesday: off
Wednesday: 9:30am to 3:30pm
Thursday: 9:30am to 12:30pm
Friday: Available by phone 941-441-5713
Saturday: Shabbat, the rabbi will be available in an emergency.

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. We continue to recommend that anyone entering the JCV building be fully vaccinated.

Board of Directors  
1st Vice President:
2nd Vice President:       
Immediate Past President:          
Member at Large:          
Member at Large:          
Adult Learning: open      
Building and Grounds:
Ritual     Susan Litwer:
Ways and Means:
Preparation of JCV News
Reasonable effort has been taken to ensure that current, correct, and clearly expressed information is presented each week. Data and information included in JCV News is compiled from a variety of sources, and is subject to change without notice to the reader, at which time inadvertent errors (accuracy, informational, and typographical) may occur. JCV News provides information “as is” and suggests the user confirm event details prior to attendance. All times shown are in the Eastern Time Zone. References and links to third party sites are for informational purposes only and do not constitute endorsement of them by JCV News.

Submitting Articles to JCV News and Deadlines
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: Material submitted for publication should be presented as articles or Zoom meeting information in the text of the main body of your email. Graphics, posters, or 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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Visit the JCV calendar at, for all upcoming events!   Scroll down to see all JCV posters.


JCV News Sponsors

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