Blog of the Barshop JCC

Be Good to Your Guf: Top 10 Reasons to Try Yoga

Sports & Fitness Staff on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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Originating in India thousands of years ago, yoga has become an increasingly popular form of exercise and stress reduction. The word yoga means to yoke or unite, which refers to the practice of using the mind and body together to achieve balance, flexibility and strength.

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Meet the Cast of 'Peter and the Starcatcher' (Part 11): Whitney M. & Michael D.

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 6:00:00 pm in Arts & Culture 
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In this final edition of getting to know the cast of Peter and the Starcatcher, we bring you Whitney Marlett (Grempkin) and Michael Duggan (Lord Aster). 

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Your Story: Rhoda Rappaport

JCC Member Services on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in JCC Stories 
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Rhoda Rappaport has been a member of the JCC for almost a decade. A friendly woman full of energy, she continues to fulfill the goals which she set years ago upon joining, to “not be stuck at home,” and to “make friends and socialize.”

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A Message from the President/CEO: Saul F. Levenshus

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 8:30:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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It’s June already and it just hadn’t registered with me until recently because the weather has been so mild, even cool on some days. But the dog days of summer are now upon us and just in time for our outstanding Day Camp programs and another full summer at the pool.

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Meet the Cast of 'Peter and the Starcatcher' (Part 10): Steven Valdez

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Arts & Culture 
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Steven Valdez is no stranger to Vex audiences, having recently appeared in last season's hilarious farce One Man, Two Guvnors and again in Little Shop of Horrors in 2013.

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Meet the Cast of 'Peter and the Starcatcher' (Part 9): Michael Cooling

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Arts & Culture 
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Michael Cooling appears in Peter and the Starcatcher as Alf, a kind old seafarer who takes a liking to one of his ship's passengers.

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Meet the Cast of 'Peter and the Starcatcher' (Part 8): James W. Robinson

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 7:00:00 pm in Arts & Culture 
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James W. Robinson makes his Vex debut in Peter and the Starcatcher, as Captain Scott, a ship captain whose circumstances take a turn for the worse when his crew and ship are taken over by several sneaky pirates.

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What to Bring to Summer J-Camp

Rachel Rustin, Director of Jewish Journeys on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 3:00:00 pm in Camp 
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As we get closer to the beginning of another GROOVY summer at J-Camp, you and your camper may have questions about what to bring and what to wear.

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Meet the Cast of 'Peter and the Starcatcher' (Part 7): John D. Boyd

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Arts & Culture 
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John D. Boyd was last seen at The Vex in the play North Shore Fish. For this show, he takes on the pirate sidekick of Black Stache, Smee.

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Meet the Cast of 'Peter and the Starcatcher' (Part 6): Gabriel Itzcoatl Luera

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Arts & Culture 
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Gabriel Itzcoatl Luera makes his Vex stage debut with Peter and the Starcatcher. In the show, he portrays Sanchez, a hilarious pirate with a lisp, and Fighting Prawn, king of the Mollusks, a tribe of people who have a penchant for a certain cuisine.

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Meet the Cast of 'Peter and the Starcatcher' (Part 5): Maggie Tonra

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Arts & Culture 
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Maggie Tonra plays Molly Aster, the smart, witty, precocious young Starcatcher apprentice who will risk anything for the sake of what is right in The Vex's production of Peter and the Starcatcher

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Meet the Cast of 'Peter and the Starcatcher' (Part 4): Michael Parisi

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Arts & Culture 
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Michael Parisi portrays Prentiss, one of the orphan boys who longs to be the leader of the group. Peter and the Starcatcher is Michael's Vex and San Antonio theatre debut.

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Meet the Cast of 'Peter and the Starcatcher' (Part 3): Matthew Byron Cassi

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Arts & Culture 
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Matthew Byron Cassi has performed in and directed a number of shows at The Vex. For Peter and the Starcatcher, he takes on the role of Betty Bumbrake, doting nanny to Molly Aster.

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Be Good to Your Guf: How to Exercise Safely

Sports & Fitness Staff on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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Your fitness level depends on getting regular exercise, but how you approach an exercise program will determine whether it enhances your well-being or actually causes a problem - the exact opposite of your intention.

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Meet the Cast of 'Peter and the Starcatcher' (Part 2): John Stillwaggon

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Arts & Culture 
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John Stillwaggon portrays Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher. He has performed at theaters around San Antonio, including The Playhouse SA and The Classic Theatre. Peter and the Starcatcher is John's Vex debut.

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Meet the Cast of 'Peter and the Starcatcher' (Part 1)

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Arts & Culture 
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The Sheldon Vexler Theatre’s 18th Season concludes with Rick Elice’s play, Peter and the Starcatcher, which includes music by Wayne Barker.

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Your Story: Meet the Schroeder Family

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in JCC Stories 
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Long time members, Stacie and Trey Schroeder, can be found at the JCC nearly every weekday participating in a variety of activities for the whole family. Stacie enjoys early morning workouts in the Fitness Center.

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A Message from the President/CEO: Saul F. Levenshus

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 12:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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You are cordially invited to attend the JCC 2017 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 7 at 7pm at the JCC in the Holzman Auditorium. The 2017-18 Slate of JCC Officers and Directors as well as our Annual Awards will be presented. The event is free and open to the community with advanced reservation. Light refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. by June 2 to Diana Creel at 210-302-6822. 

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BBYO San Antonio Recognized in February

Neely Kasanoff, Sababa Chapter President on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Teens 
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During President’s Day weekend this past February, San Antonio sent five teens to Dallas for the BBYO International Convention.

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Be Good to Your Guf: Healthy Recipes

Sally Scharff on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Good to Your Guf 
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Sally Scharff has worked at the JCC in Membership since April 2008. She has been a JCC member all of her life; she worked as a counselor-in-training as a teenager, and all three of her children went to the JCC preschool on Rampart Drive. Sally loves Sharing her favorite healthy recipes with her fellow staff members. Here are some of her favorites!

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Local Athlete to Compete in World Maccabiah Games

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Teens 
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Haley Herzberg, a former Block & Dreeben student who was active in BBYO San Antonio and took swim lessons as a child at the JCC, has been invited to compete as part of Team USA at the World Maccabiah Games.

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Tickets on Sale for 'Peter and the Starcatcher'

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Arts & Culture 
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The Vex’s next production, Peter and the Starcatcher, promises to be an exhilarating, imaginative, pageant of linguistic turns for adults of all ages.

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Your Story: The Makey Family

JCC Member Services on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8:00:00 pm in JCC Stories 
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The Makey family joined the JCC in the fall of 2013, and since then they have tried a little bit of everything the J has to offer, from Adult Tennis and Group Exercise to cooking and parenting classes.

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A Message from the President/CEO: Saul F. Levenshus

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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Eighteen years ago, when we first moved to our new home here at NW Military Highway, we were in a state of transition.

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'Peter and the Starcatcher' at The Vex

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Arts & Culture 
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Have you ever wondered how Peter Pan became “the boy who refused to grow up”, or what caused Captain Hook to have such vengeance for his nemesis? Peter and the Starcatcher, a play by Rick Elice with music (it’s not a musical) by Wayne Barker, which opens at The Vex May 4, answers all of this and more.

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Support the J: Itís PAR-TEE Time!

Tracy Hungate, Marketing Co-Director on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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Time to dust off those clubs and get ready to hit the links! The JCC’s annual Fore! the Kids Golf Classic is just around the corner and you don’t want to miss it!

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A Message from the President/CEO Saul F. Levenshus

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 8:30:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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2016 was a challenging year for our Campus building and facilities. As you may recall last April, San Antonio was hit with several hail storms. Initially, we didn’t see any damage, but only 3 days later the building began to take on water from the ensuing rain; and we spent the next 8 months recovering, repairing, and replacing elements of our building that were subsequently damaged.

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Your Story: Ken Rugh

Membership on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 12:00:00 am in JCC Stories 
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The chorus of children’s playful voices, combined with the repetitive splash beat of lap swimmers, are some of the first things that come to Ken Rugh’s mind when he thinks of the JCC.

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Be Good to Your Guf: Nia

Brenda Morgan, JCC Nia Instructor on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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IT’S TIME TO TRY SOMETHING NEW! It’s time to exercise in an exciting and motivating class that will get your heart pumping, all of your muscles strengthened, and allow you to connect to the joy of movement. Nia is a fun fitness class in which you are encouraged to move and play in your body’s way – all in a nurturing environment. 

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Summer J-Camp: Did You Know?

Lisa Guerrero, Youth & Camp Director on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 12:00:00 am in Youth Programs 
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The JCC Summer Camp program is accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA). The American Camping Association mission “is a community of camp professionals and is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults through the camp experience.”

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