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In a rare and wonderful confluence of events last week, I got to attend both a bris and a baby naming within 24 hours.
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.
Time Magazine recently called the Facebook News Feed the “most valuable billboard on Earth.” If that’s the case, then over the past two weeks, I saw a giant advertisement for the Maccabi movement.
I settled in the San Antonio area about eight years ago, after working in regional theater and film; on tour and in New York, Dallas and Chicago. Coming from a larger arts community like Dallas, San Antonio was a culture shock. I wasn’t so sure about the River City and its potential for providing me with a creative outlet.
Some guy once said to me “If you have a passion for anything other than acting, choose that instead.” As an Aries, I feel it’s my duty – nay, my responsibility – NAY, MY DESTINY – to challenge Mr. Passion-Quote-Man and his statement.
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?
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…
“School’s out for summer!”
There aren’t many among us who have not uttered that phrase or sung that lyric with unbridled enthusiasm as the final bell chimes, announcing the end of the school year and the beginning of summer vacation. When I think of summer, visions of beaches, pools, road maps, journals, reading, and camp dance through my brain.
This post is featured on Mark Lee Greenblatt's website and is used here with his permission.
As we approach Veterans Day, our thoughts naturally turn to the men and women who have served our country and their sacrifices on our behalf. This year, let’s take it one step farther and contemplate what we civilians can learn from the experiences of our military men and women.
My t-shirt from NOVA’s 2008 production of Alice in Wonderland, my fifth and final NOVA performance, has a special place in my room, along with my shirt from NOVA’s How to Eat like a Child, and my STARZ shirts from Singin’ in the Rain, Honk! and Beauty and the Beast.