Blog of the Barshop JCC

Your Story: Meet the Wiemers Family

JCC Member Services on Monday, July 3, 2017 at 8:00:00 am in JCC Stories 
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Dean Wiemers, his wife Marcy, and their two children, Beau and Raelynn, are all regulars at the JCC. Since joining in 2015, everyone in the family has participated in numerous activities throughout the year.

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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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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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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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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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Your Story: Sonja Cervantes

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 10:00:00 am in JCC Stories 
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After retiring as a Radiologic Technologist, member Sonja Cervantes began her search for a place to work out and maintain her personal fitness.

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Your Story: Jamie McMullan

Membership & Marketing on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 9:00:00 am in JCC Stories 
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Jamie McMullan, who, (fun fact) was born in Australia, came to live in Texas where he attended Preschool at the JCC’s Block and Dreeben School for Young Children.

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Your Story: Our Leading Ladies

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in JCC Stories 
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As the JCC's annual Main Event approaches (Sat., Nov. 19!), get to know a little bit about this year's honorees - Shari Pulman, Varda Ratner, and Sharon Stern. And then make plans to join us for the best party of the year!

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Your Story: The Brown Family

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in JCC Stories 
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More than ten years ago, J-Camp connected the Brown family to the JCC. After meeting staff, parents Michele and Will described an abundance of energy, love for kids, and a variety of activities over the summer as major factors that contributed to their J commitment.

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Your Story: Melissa Brunson

Allison Cornwell, Marketing & Sales on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 12:00:00 am in JCC Stories 
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Melissa Brunson joined the JCC in October of 2015 when the weather had gotten too cold to swim in her apartment’s pool. 

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Your Story: Meet Gabrielle (Gabbe) Grodin

Allison Cornwell, Marketing & Sales on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 3:30:00 pm in JCC Stories 
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Growing up at the JCC in Dallas, Gabrielle Grodin, or Gabbe to her friends and family, is no stranger to Jewish Community Centers. And fun fact, this is the second time she and Director of Member Engagement, Aliyah Kuchinsky, have belonged to the same J!

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Simchat Torah Journeys

Rachel Rustin, Director of Jewish Journeys on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 9:00:00 am in JCC Stories 
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When people hear my new title, their reaction tends to follow a pattern. First, a remark about how cool it sounds, quickly followed by a question as to what it means. Director of Jewish Journeys is perhaps an unusual title. I prefer to think of it as engaging and inviting.

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Stability As Seen Through Sukkot

Aliyah Kuchinsky, Director of Arts & Culture on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 9:00:00 am in JCC Stories 
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The JCC has always been a shelter for me, both figuratively and literally. Before I moved to San Antonio, I was active at the Dallas JCC, active being an understatement. Actually, I was a staff kid who, after what could be considered a lifetime of camp, sports, theater, and one obligatory preteen summer of roaming the halls, became a staff person myself.

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A New Year in a New City

Samantha Mazuz, Coordinator of Teen & Young Adult Services on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 9:00:00 am in JCC Stories 
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As Rosh Hashanah approaches, I am taking a moment to think about all that I have done and accomplished in the previous year. This allows me to begin thinking about the year ahead; I can set my goals, create a bucket list, and think about how I can better myself.

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