About Us

About Us

In 1980, a group of Jews in Venice, Florida, wanted to make a connection with other Jews in the area and established the Venice Area Jewish Community Center. By 1983, five acres of land were purchased and construction of the building began. Today, the building sits on ten acres of natural beauty. Later, the building was expanded and a memorial park established. In 2011, the name was changed to the Jewish Congregation of Venice (JCV).

Mission Statement

The Jewish Congregation of Venice (JCV) provides Venice and its surrounding communities with a welcoming, inclusive, diverse synagogue that serves as a center for communal gathering, Jewish learning, and worship. The JCV is a congregation open to all people seeking a Jewish identity.

Our congregation embraces lifelong learning, social justice, worship, and interfaith cooperation. We share mutual friendships and a commitment to improving our community and our world.


The Jewish Congregation of Venice will be the social, spiritual, cultural, and religious center of Jewish life in Venice and the surrounding communities. The JCV will be a place that is continually evolving and creating our Jewish community.


Our congregants are our most valued asset.

We also value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Growth: personal, spiritual, and emotional
  • Respect
  • A caring community
  • Our homeland (USA, Israel)
  • Worship
  • A Jewish presence in Venice and the surrounding area
  • Tikkun Olam (Preserving/making a better world)
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