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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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A Message From the President/CEO Saul F. Levenshus

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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A Message From the President/CEO Saul F. Levenshus: The Main Event

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 3:00:00 pm in Community is our Middle Name 
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On Saturday, November 18 at 7pm. the JCC will host its annual fall fundraiser, The Main Event. Each year the Main Event has three primary goals. First, to bring our Community together for an evening filled with great food, fun, and entertainment. 

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Your Story: Meet the Traegers

JCC Member Services on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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After looking for a fitness center to become more active, Terri & Charlie were referred to join the JCC by close friends who were already members. Nine months later, they have begun to see results, while improving their health.

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A Message From the President/CEO Saul F. Levenshus

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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A number of years ago we made a conscious effort to put a spotlight on the community aspect of the Jewish Community Center, and we intentionally tagged “Community is our middle name” in a series of marketing efforts. 

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

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 5:00:00 pm in Community is our Middle Name 
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As Summer J-Camp began last month, I took a moment to reflect back on the past year. 2016-17 was a banner year for the JCC; from Early Childhood to Sports and Fitness, Camp to Cultural Arts, and everything in between, our JCC continues to be the place to be.

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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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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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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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Support the J: It’s 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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A Message from the President/CEO Saul F. Levenshus

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 12:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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Well, 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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A Message from the President/CEO Saul F. Levenshus

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 10:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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Last year in my January column I took some editorial license and announced that I was revolting against my own personal inclination to put off until tomorrow what I should be doing today and re-engage my workout regimen to get myself back into shape.

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A Message from the President/CEO: The Main Event

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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This year’s JCC annual fall fundraiser, The Main Event, will take place Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7pm at the JCC. Our theme for the event is “Leading Ladies” as we honor three (3) past JCC Board Chairs, Shari Pulman, Varda Ratner, and Sharon Stern.

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Your Story: The Randles

JCC Membership Department on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 12:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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Brad joined the J in 2005 shortly after moving to the area. A Trinity University graduate, he decided to stay in San Antonio and was looking for a place to stay in shape.

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A Message from the President/CEO: Tennis, Anyone?

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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We are very proud to claim our Sokol Tennis Complex as among the best Tennis facilities available in San Antonio. The complex features seven (7) courts refinished just last year and according to our most avid players, a lighting system that is considered to be the best in the area.

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Your Story: David Averbukh

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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David Averbukh has been a dedicated member of the J since 2012, when he decided he wanted to increase his level of physical fitness.

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Design a Geofilter for Your JCC & WIN!

Tracy Hungate, Marketing Co-Director on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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The JCC is holding an open design contest to create a Snapchat Geofilter. Geofilters are location-activated designs used within the Snapchat app. That means every time someone uses Snapchat while at the J, your work could be on display for thousands of people to see!

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A Message from the President/CEO

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 12:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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18 years ago the Campus of the San Antonio Jewish Community became a reality. We officially opened our doors in August of 1999

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Our JCC Story

JCC Member Services on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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The Barshop Jewish Community Center of San Antonio strives to strengthen individual life, family unity, and community involvement through creative and constructive programs, which meet the cultural, educational, and recreational needs of our members and the community at-large.

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A Message from the President/CEO

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 12:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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For several weeks now our new East Campus entrance in the rear of the building has been functioning ideally, serving as a complement to the main entrance in the front of the property and filtering all access into the building through the main level lobby.

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A Message from the President/CEO

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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I’m having a senior moment, and the good news is that it isn’t happening until August. Yes, I know that sounds strange, but that’s when Linda Kaufman is unveiling her hilarious original musical comedy Senior Moments.

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How do You #LiveUp® at the J?

Aliyah Kuchinsky, Director of Member Engagement on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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At the J, you know that ‘You Belong Here®’, so we want to hear how you #LiveUp! We think our members are the BEST, which is why each month in this newsletter, on our blog, and on our Facebook page, we enjoy showcasing a different member – whether as an individual, couple, or family – in our “Member of the Month” column.

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A Message from the President/CEO

Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 9:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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Aging is a funny thing especially if you are still actively engaged in some form of physical activity. I play golf, run, and bike as often as possible even though I know there is a price to pay.

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Get Moving with our March Member Motivation

Aliyah Kuchinsky, Director of Member Engagement on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 3:00:00 pm in Community is our Middle Name 
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Get moving and get rewarded! In the month of March, when you use your membership card to check-in at the JCC, as you always do, you’ll be entered to win a variety of prizes!

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New Members Give Back

Alexis St. John, Member Services Associate on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 12:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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The Barshop Jewish Community Center of San Antonio is committed to helping individuals develop to their maximum potential as citizens of our community and to strengthen individual life, family unity and community involvement. With that in mind, we partner with local non-profits that benefit underserved populations and give new joining members, and long standing members, the opportunity to ‘give back’ by donating the items most needed by those non-profits.

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Sukkot Is A Reminder of Community

Rachel Rustin, Director of Jewish Journeys on Friday, October 2, 2015 at 12:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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Legend says that knowledge of Torah is like taste and doing good deeds is like aroma. This idea is particularly relevant during Sukkot and is used to describe the pieces of the lulav and etrog:

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A Look Back at the J: Then & Now

Your JCC Staff on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 10:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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Sixteen years ago, the JCC relocated to its current home here at the Campus along with the Jewish Federation, Jewish Family Service and Golden Manor. JCC staff who transitioned from the Rampart location to the Campus, particularly those who were here on August 15, 1999, the very first day we opened the doors, reflect on what they remember most about the move.

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Join Us for A New Spin On!

Rachel Rustin, Director of Jewish Journeys on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 12:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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I like to multi-task. With life being so busy, why do only one thing when you could be doing two things at the same time? This thought is one of the things that lead us to introduce an innovative series, called A New Spin On, here at the JCC. How often have you been exercising and felt like you could be doing so much more with your brain?

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Join Us for YOUR JCC Community Dinner!

Aliyah Kuchinsky, Director of Arts & Culture on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 8:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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Y’all Come! Don’t Cook, Don’t Clean - Just Make Reservations and Join Us!

Kids aged 5 and under eat FREE, 6-11 $10 and 12+ $15.

You have been busy here at the JCC. Campers are cheering, swimmers are lapping, tennis players are swinging and the basketball players are dribbling. Let us make your Thursday night simple and social…

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