Blog of the Barshop JCC

J-Camp Teaches the Importance of Charity

Lisa Guerrero, Youth & Camp Director on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Youth Programs 
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At Summer J-Camp, one goal we have every year is teaching campers the importance of caring for others and making a positive change in the world around us.

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JCC Maccabi Games® Athlete Spotlight: Neely Kasanoff

Neely Kasanoff, Guest Blogger on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 5:00:00 pm in Teens 
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Hi! My name is Neely Kasanoff and the 2017 Miami Maccabi Games® will be the fourth games I have competed in! My first year, I played on a mixed volleyball team with girls from Milwaukee.

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Be Good to Your Guf: Top Ten Reasons to Return to Indoor Cycling This Fall

Cesar De La Canal, Cycling Instructor on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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Looking for a reason to sign up for one of the JCC's Cycling classes? We'll give you TEN! What would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments!

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Final Precious Minds, New Connections Class

ECD Staff on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Early Childhood 
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Since 2002, the Barshop Jewish Community Center has offered Precious Minds, New Connections parenting classes thanks to generous grants from the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation.

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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: 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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Newly Revised 'Anne Frank' Comes to Vex This Month!

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 12:00:00 am in Arts & Culture 
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Next at The Sheldon Vexler Theatre is The Diary of Anne Frank, on stage October 20 through November 13.

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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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The Vex to present The Diary of Anne Frank

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Arts & Culture 
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In the tradition of revisiting productions from earlier seasons, the Sheldon Vexler Theatre will present The Diary of Anne Frank, originally produced at The Vex thirteen years ago. It will be directed by Vex veteran and former JCC employee Eva Laporte.

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Be Good to Your Guf: POUND®

Jackie Shepherd, POUND® Fitness Instructor on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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POUND® - is it for you? YES, IT IS! Let me tell you all about it.

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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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Healthy Eating at the Block and Dreeben School for Young Children

Alissa Levey Baugh, Director of Early Childhood Services on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Early Childhood 
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Nutrition education is an important aspect of our program. Our goals are to increase the children’s acceptance of a wide variety of foods and to promote good eating habits for optimal development.

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Larry Shue’s Comedy, The Foreigner, Kicks Off Vex 18th Season

Allison Cornwell, Marketing Co-Director on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Arts & Culture 
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The Vex will celebrate its Chai – or 18th – season this year, and to kick things off, the team is producing a comedy that will have audiences laughing from “start to finish” (The New Yorker).

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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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Be Good to Your Guf: Make a Splash at the J!

Sports & Fitness Staff on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 12:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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Summer has arrived in Texas and with that comes fun in the pool. The benefits of aquatic physical fitness for both adults and children are many.

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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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A Linda Kaufman Original Musical, Senior Moments, to Debut at the Campus

Allison Cornwell, Marketing & Sales Coordinator on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Arts & Culture 
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If once a month, you see a huge number of cars parked in front of Al and Linda Kaufman’s house in Hunters Creek North, you can bet there’s an evening of theatre, wine, and nibbles underway. 

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Be Good To Your Guf: Why Yoga?

Layla Rauch, JCC Fitness Instructor on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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Born in India thousands of years ago, Yoga offers a long and impressive list of benefits for body, mind and soul.

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Young Children Need to Play!

Alissa Levey Baugh, Director of Early Childhood Education on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Early Childhood 
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Years of research on children’s learning and development document the many benefits of play for children’s intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and language development.

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Sheldon Vexler Theatre Enters Chai Season

Allison Cornwell, Marketing & Sales Coordinator on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Arts & Culture 
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Hold on to your hats - The Vex is celebrating its Chai – or eighteenth – season with four Vex-tastic shows*!

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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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Be Good to Your Guf: Healthy Hydration

Gretchen Hokenson, Group Exercise Coordinator on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Sports & Fitness 
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Our South Texas summer temperatures and humidity are coming soon. When the heat hits, hydration becomes even more important.

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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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Be Good To Your Guf: 4 Non-Scale Signs of Progress

Sports & Fitness Staff on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 8:00:00 am in Good to Your Guf 
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We have all been there, working hard on our fitness goals and then the scale seems to stop.

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