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Blog of the Barshop JCC

A Message From the President/CEO Saul F. Levenshus

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 12:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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This year, the beginning of October coincides with the end of our celebration of the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat ...

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Main Event 2018

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 12:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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Join us on Saturday, November 17 at 7pm as the JCC once again hosts our annual fall fundraiser the Main Event. Each year the Main Event has three primary goals. First, bring ...

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Simply Spectacular Silent Auction

Staff on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 12:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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We hear it all the time: The Main Event is a great party! Delicious Food & Drink, a great time to socialize and catch up with friends, fun entertainment, and a fabulous ...

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A Message From the President/CEO Saul F. Levenshus

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 12:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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For years we have used the tag line “Community is our middle name” to highlight the JCC as “the place to be” for programs and services in our ...

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A Message From the President/CEO Saul F. Levenshus

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 12:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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More than 10 years ago, the JCC initiated an effort to expand our facilities in response to the need for more space, and to remain competitive with the ever-emerging fitness market. 

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A Message From the President/CEO Saul F. Levenshus

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 8:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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It’s June and despite the relatively mild spring we have enjoyed, the dog days of summer are apparently now upon us and just in time for our outstanding J-CAMP programs and another full summer at the pool. 

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A Message From the President/CEO Saul F. Levenshus

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 3:45:00 pm in Community is our Middle Name 
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The Barshop JCC will host its 2018 Annual Meeting on Wednesday May 23, at 7pm at the JCC in the Holzman Auditorium.

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Your Story: Meet the Bernsteins

JCC Member Services on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 8:00:00 am in JCC Stories 
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Jonathan, Jessica, and their two daughters, Rachel and Miriam, have been JCC members since the very beginning of the 2000s.

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Open Letter from Alissa Levey Baugh

Alissa Levey Baugh on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 8:00:00 am in Early Childhood 
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Approaching retirement, I find myself reminiscing about the decades I’ve spent at the JCC. My earliest memories are of the Rampart location when it was on the edge of ...

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Steel Magnolias Tickets on Sale!

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 8:00:00 am in Arts & Culture 
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The Vex’s 19th season will close with Robert Harling’s comedic drama, Steel Magnolias, on stage May 12 through June 10. Tickets are now on sale.

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Get a Taste of History with Jewish Preserving

Emily Paster, Guest Blogger on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 12:00:00 am in Arts & Culture 
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Crunchy kosher dills. Hamantaschen filled with prune levkar. Date honey and pomegranate molasses. Foods like these demonstrate how preserving has played an important role in Jewish cuisine, both Ashkenazi and Sephardic, from Biblical times to today.

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A Talk-Feast, No Fuss, and Fun!

Hazzan David Silverstein, jd, Guest Blogger on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 12:00:00 am in Holidays 
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I was intrigued. I have seen it advertised for years. Ta’am Ha’Ona, the teaser for the Passover Seder created by our JCC advertises “food, fun, and no fuss.” 

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Your Story: Meet the Hessels

JCC Member Services on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 8:00:00 am in JCC Stories 
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Ellen and Ira Hessel and their four daughters, Joanna, Melissa, Kathryn, and Sarah, have been members of the JCC since the early 1990s. 

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A Message From the President/CEO Saul F. Levenshus

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 8:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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Welcome to April and a full array of new and returning JCC activities designed to serve both our Jewish Community Center members and the general public. 

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Passover: Our Stories

JCC Staff on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 12:00:00 pm in Community is our Middle Name 
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Passover is a special time of the year filled with matzah, family traditions, matzah, favorite recipes, memories, and did we mention - matzah? Your JCC staff have their own memories and favorites, so we thought we'd share a few.

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Good to Your Guf: Children & Yoga: 7 Benefits

Sports & Fitness Staff on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 8:00:00 am in Good to Your Guf 
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It’s hard to be a kid today. Children deal with many distractions, temptations, overstimulation, and peer pressure. 

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Your Story: Meet the Bowers

JCC Member Services on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 12:00:00 am in JCC Stories 
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Meghann and her husband Alex have been members of the J since 2014. They took a little break from their fitness routine to welcome their first child, Thane (3 years), followed last year by twins, Rowan and Clark.

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A Message From the President/CEO Saul F. Levenshus

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 8:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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It’s hard for me to fathom that I have now called San Antonio home longer than any other place in my life. In fact, later this year the JCC will begin to celebrate its 20th year here at the Campus. 

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Good to Your Guf: Heart Healthy Diet - 8 Steps to Prevent Heart Disease

Sports & Fitness Staff on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 8:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women? The good news is, with the right tools, however, heart disease can be prevented. Here are eight steps to help you prevent heart disease and take control of your life.

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Hamlet Lands at The Vex

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 8:00:00 am in Arts & Culture 
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The highly anticipated steampunk adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Hamlet, opens at the Sheldon Vexler Theatre this Saturday, Feb. 10.

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A Message From the President/CEO Saul F. Levenshus

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 8:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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February has arrived and I am already looking forward to warm weather and all the great activities that take place at the JCC in the coming spring and summer months. 

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Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month

Betsy Cowan on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 12:00:00 am in Jewish Journeys 
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10th anniversary of Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), a global campaign to advance disability inclusion in Jewish communities. Over the past 18 ...

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Your Story: Meet the Pecks

Allison on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 8:00:00 am in JCC Stories 
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Cathy “Cat” and Carl Peck joined the JCC in 2005, having just returned to San Antonio following Carl’s retirement from GUND, a toy company. They found their way to the JCC after a strong recommendation from Dr. Mel Baden, himself a former member AND the person from whom the Pecks purchased their home.

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ECD Registration Opens for 2018-19 School Year

Lisa Guerrero, Early Childhood Director on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 8:00:00 am in Early Childhood 
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A meeting will be held for prospective families who want to learn about the Block and Dreeben School for Young Children Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7pm. The program's philosophy and curriculum will be highlighted and a tour of the classrooms will be given.

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Good to Your Guf: Tai Chi

Anita Lemon, Tai Chi Instructor on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 8:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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Tai Chi may be hundreds of years old, but it is the current low-impact exercise that is so frequently recommended for its benefits to many fitness levels and age groups.

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BBYO: Shabbat, Chanukah, & Friends

Kesley Bradshaw, San Antonio BBYO BBG Chapter Advisor on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 8:00:00 am in Teens 
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Latkes, brisket, and Shabbat candles brought dozens of Jewish teens from San Antonio’s BBYO chapters together December 8 for a mega-event, combining Chanukah, Shabbat, and a gift exchange. 

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Steampunk 'Hamlet' Coming to The Vex

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 8:00:00 am in Arts & Culture 
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William Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, Hamlet, has been on Artistic Director Ken Frazier’s bucket list for a number of years. But it can be a beast of a show to direct, and he wanted to make sure he had not only the right cast and team, but also the right vision.

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A Message From the President/CEO Saul F. Levenshus

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Monday, January 1, 2018 at 8:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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Welcome 2018! It’s hard to believe that it’s nearly 20 years since the JCC relocated to our current home here at the Campus back in 1999. So much has happened over that time. From the tragedy of 9-11 in 2001, to surviving a catastrophic hail storm in 2016, which threatened to shut down our building, we have sustained. 

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Your Story: Meet Jeremy Rosen

JCC Member Services on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in JCC Stories 
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Jeremy joined the JCC in July 2016, after moving to San Antonio to take a job at the Audie Murphy VA Hospital as an RN. Originally from the Washington, DC area, Jeremy was very involved in the Jewish community and Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

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A Message From the President/CEO Saul F. Levenshus

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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