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Center Peace volume 20 • tishri/cheshvan 5779 • october 2018 • number 4 There’s something about this place.® Facility Hours & How to Reach Us




Member Engagement


Adult Enrichment & Education


Adult Arts & Entertainment


Family Events & Programs


Adult Fitness, Recreation & Sports


Early Childhood Education


Early Childhood Programs


Youth Grades K-5 Programs & Enrichment

Mike Reiss Saturday, Oct. 13 7:30pm


Grades K-12 Aquatics


Teen and Young Adult




MVP Spotlight



EVERYONE’S FAVORITE FUNDRAISER SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 7PM | JCC Honoring Tina and Brian Weiner Mary and Gordon Weiner The RK Group


Youth Grades K-5 Sports & Fitness

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Author & Speaker Series presents

presents a modern, romantic comedy by A. R. Gurney

Get the inside scoop on America’s favorite cartoon family since The Flintstones! See page 8 for more information.

See page 7 for details.

All JCC Members & Visitors must check in at the main level Central Information Desk. Members, use the JCC app or your membership key card for quick and easy access.

ATYPICAL OCTOBER SCHEDULE Mon., Oct. 1: Shemini Atzeret JCC CLOSED Tue., Oct. 2: Simchat Torah JCC Open regular hours No Fee Programs Barshop Jewish Community Center of San Antonio 12500 NW Military Hwy., Ste. 275 San Antonio, Texas 78231 Phone 210-302-6820 Fax 210-408-2341

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keep in touch FACILITY HOURS


Fitness Center/Tennis Courts/*Aquatics Center/ Training Studio Monday – Thursday 5:30am-10pm Friday 5:30am-6pm Saturday & Sunday 8am-6pm

*Pool closes 15 minutes before facility closes. Visit for pool rules.

Tennis Clubhouse

Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm Friday-Sunday 8am-6pm

Administrative Offices Monday – Friday

A Breast Cancer Awareness & Advocacy Event


Tuesday, October 23 7pm | JCC

JCC Fogiel Gift Shop

Monday Closed Tuesday & Wednesday 11am-4pm Thursday & Friday 1-6pm

Early Childhood


Monday – Friday

Presented by the San Antonio Chapter and the Aviva Group of Hadassah, and the Barshop JCC


J-Care Interim Childcare (Babysitting)

Call 210-302-6820 to make reservations.


Monday 8am-12:30pm & 4-7:30pm Tuesday 8am-12:30pm & 4-8pm Wednesday 8am-12:30pm & 4-7:30pm Thursday 8am-12:30pm & 4-8pm Friday 8am-1pm Saturday Closed Sunday 9am-1pm

Including Ruby Ribbon, The Bra Chick, Soma, and The Pink Boutique

Survivor Stories • Screening Info Prevention • And more

Kids Club

Monday – Friday 3-6pm With additional hours for school holidays

Senior Adult Services Monday – Thursday

$10 JCC & *Hadassah Members • $18 General Public *Free admision for Hadassah members who bring a friend that joins Hadassah.


Youth Lounge (For enrolled Members in grades 5-12) Monday – Friday 3-6pm

Love, Listen, Learn (& Shop)


Main Number 210-302-6820 Member Services 210-302-6866 Early Childhood 210-302-6846 Youth Services 210-302-6859 JAS 210-302-6969 Sports & Fitness 210-302-6825 Tennis Clubhouse 210-302-6833 Senior Services 210-302-6860 Sports for Life 210-302-6870 Sheldon Vexler Theatre Tickets 210-302-6835 Gift Shop 210-302-6863 JCare Reservations 210-302-6820 Advertising 210-302-6827 Email Web

For more information:

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JCC Staff Credo JCC Staff is committed to exceeding expectations by: • Being approachable & responsive • Being knowledgeable about our programs • Being consistent and services • Delivering on what I say and do • Being friendly and outgoing

In the spirit of Tikkun Olam (“Repairing the World”), help us to recycle by passing additional copies of the Center Peace on to someone who may be able to use it. The Barshop Jewish Community Center of San Antonio is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio and the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and a member of the Jewish Community Centers Association of North America.

JCC Mission Statement The Barshop Jewish Community Center of San Antonio is committed to helping individuals

develop to their maximum potential as citizens of our community and our nation. The JCC strives to inspire Jewish Journeys while strengthening individual life, family unity and community involvement. We will achieve these objectives through creative and constructive programs which meet the cultural, educational and recreational needs of individuals, families and the community at large.

The Center Peace is a monthly publication of the Barshop Jewish Community Center. For information on advertising, contact Aliyah Kuchinsky at 210-302-6827 or BARSHOP JCC OF SAN ANTONIO Adam Zeldes, Chairman of the Board • Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO Lauren Ross, Vice President/COO • Betsy Cowan, Vice President/CPO • Laura Fuentes, Vice President/CFO

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monday 1

tuesday 2


Senior Lunch 12pm

SIMCHAT TORAH JCC OPEN Regular Hours; No Fee For Service Programs.

wednesday 3

Senior Lunch 12pm

thursday 4

Senior Lunch 12pm Silver Cinema 1pm

AARP Smart Driver Class 10am

friday 5

Light candles 6:57pm



Senior Lunch 12pm


Senior Lunch 12pm

10 Senior Lunch 12pm 11 Senior Lunch 12pm 12

15 Senior Lunch 12pm 16 Senior Lunch 12pm 17 Senior Lunch 12pm 18

BODYPUMP Launch 10am


Parenting Workshop: How to Say No 9:30am & 5pm

Senior Lunch 12pm Silver Cinema 1pm


Shabbat ends 7:49pm

13 Author & Speaker Series presents Mike Reiss 7:30pm

J-Brewsky Night 7pm



Light candles 6:49pm


Shabbat ends 7:41pm


The Sheldon Vexler Theatre presents Sylvia 8pm

Shabbat ends 7:34pm

Light candles 6:41pm

22 Senior Lunch 12pm 23 Senior Lunch 12pm 24 Senior Lunch 12pm 25 Senior Lunch 12pm 26

21 The Sheldon Vexler Theatre presents Sylvia 2:30pm

The Sheldon Vexler Theatre presents Sylvia 7:30pm

Ta Ta Trifecta 7pm


The Sheldon Vexler Theatre presents Sylvia 8pm

Light candles 6:35pm

Shabbat ends 7:28pm

Veterans 29 Senior Lunch 12pm 30 Senior Lunch 12pm 31 Senior Lunch 12pm 28 Jewish War 9am

Alaska Cruise Meeting 2pm

The Sheldon Vexler Theatre presents Sylvia 2:30pm

COMING IN NOVEMBER The Sheldon Vexler Theatre presents Sylvia through Nov. 11 1: JCC Author & Speaker Series presents Randi Hutter Epstein 4: Film Screening: Keep the Change 8: Parenting Workshop - You Can’t Control Your Child, But You Can Guide Them 17: The Main Event Fall Fundraiser 19-21: Fall J-Camp 22: Thanksgiving - All JCC Services CLOSED 23: Day after Thanksgiving - Sports & Fitness Open 8am-6pm; all other services CLOSED 27: Ta’am Ha’ Ona: Hands On Chanukah For a full list of events, visit




Inclusive Programming Indicator Look for this graphic on JCC programs that are accessible to differently abled individuals.




Monday 8am-12:30pm & 4-7:30pm | Tuesday 8am-12:30pm & 4-8pm Wednesday 8am-12:30pm & 4-7:30pm | Thursday 8am-12:30pm & 4-8pm Friday 8am-1pm | Saturday Closed | Sunday 9am-1pm


Hourly Rate: $3.00 per hour

J Care 10-Pack: 10 hours for $20.00 (Exclusive to Family Category) Available for purchase at any JCC Courtesy Desk. Reservations for J Care may be made up to 48 hours in advance. Call 210-302-6820 to reserve your spot!

member engagement Reach for the stars

Message From the President/CEO Saul F. Levenshus 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 Torah. This is a very special time of year, a time of reflection, a time to be thankful, and a time to ask for forgiveness for the transgressions we have committed over the past year. It’s the ideal time to offer a second chance and to have renewed faith in others, and a wonderful time to look back and ask ourselves; Did we make a difference in the world? Did we have an impact on the lives of others? Who did we help and who did we hinder? As the JCC’s Chief Professional officer, this annual ritual almost always produces a balance of sorts, to consider our successes as well as the many challenges we encounter throughout the year, and it always leaves me with the opportunity to reflect on how we did. Yes, we did make a difference. Throughout the year the JCC continues to provide essential services to individuals and families in need. Our senior transportation and meals program provides support and aid to aging adults, engaging and empowering them in their efforts to remain independent. Our early childhood, after school care, and summer camp programs provide year-round support to strengthen the family unit by delivering a safe, secure, and enriching Jewish environment for working families with young children throughout the year. Of course, we impacted the lives of others. And we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge the significant support we receive from the Jewish Federation, United Way, and our many community and corporate partners who give of their financial and human resources to further increase our ability to impact the lives of those in need. If we solely measured the impact that our financial aid program offers to individuals and families in need, that would be sufficient. But our comprehensive array of programs and services strengthens the body and stretches the soul by providing enrichment, entertainment, education, and recreation opportunities to thousands of people each week. And, if that wasn’t enough, our summer camp Inclusion program remains the only fully inclusive summer camp program in San Antonio and continues to provide a unique summer option for families with children who have differing abilities, including those with developmental differences. Did we help or did we hinder? Each day I come to work and marvel at the diversity of people who come to the JCC. They come to get fit, to stay fit, to find companionship and friendship, and to be entertained and educated. Throughout the year, we feed and transport seniors, provide a safe and secure environment for families in need of early childhood, camp, and after school services, and we offer a full array of culturally enriching opportunities for both adults and children through our holiday celebrations and various arts festivals. We have created a series of partnerships and collaborations with other community partners in both the Jewish and general community to preserve the very limited financial resources at our disposal and to maximize our efforts to meet essential needs. And our JCC staff strives to make everyone feel a little bit better as they leave the JCC than they did when they arrived. Unfortunately, trying to be all things to all people is an unachievable task. And more often than not when we do have to disappoint a member, it is because individual expectations don’t always meet the needs of the membership at large. We also recognize that change does occur; and when it does, it often means we will fall short of some member expectations. I apologize for any time this past year if we failed to meet your expectations. However, we remain committed to providing the best service possible; and when we do meet a challenge that sets us back, we will do whatever we can within our ability to get back on track as quickly as possible. There are many people to thank and to recognize for their collective parts in making the JCC a truly caring community and the kind of an agency where people want to be. From our JCC Board to each of our committee members and the hundreds of volunteers who work tirelessly throughout the year on various special projects and on-going programs; and of course, our amazing JCC staff, we have a great deal to be thankful for. To those of you who fill one or more of these roles, Thank You. As another Jewish High Holiday season comes to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe, healthy, and happy New Year. 5779 is officially off and running; and I am reminded that before we officially ring in 5780, we anticipate that a number of very positive changes will occur to enhance your JCC experience. A second round of focus group meetings is scheduled for the week of October 8-12, to provide a second opportunity for us to share plans for the upcoming expansion: • • • • •

Monday October 8 at 9:00 am Tuesday, October 9 at 8:00 am and 7:00 pm Wednesday, October 10 at 7:30 am, 12:00 pm, and 6:00 pm Thursday, October 11 at 8:00 am, 10:00 am and 5:00 pm Friday October 12 at 8:00 am and 12 noon

Visit our website at to select and register for the date and time that works best for you. Individuals are encouraged to attend one of these one-hour meetings to hear about the project, to ask questions about possible expansion initiatives, and to provide input. An additional opportunity to view renderings and to provide feedback will also be available for those unable to attend any of the focus group meetings in a town hall meeting format which is being planned for the early Fall. This meeting will allow us to share feedback collected, provide updates on next steps, and to introduce plans for the capital campaign that will fund the cost of the project. For more information regarding focus group meetings or plans for the proposed expansion project, please contact me at 210-302-6823. L’shana

Tova Tikatevu!


member engagement Reach for the Your Story: Meet The Sultani Family Since 2015, the Sultani family have been major participants of the Barshop JCC and all the J has to offer! Allison, her husband Nadim and their three beautiful daughters, Emily, Lilliane, and Violette found what they were looking for right here at the Barshop JCC. Allison’s sister highly recommended the Block and Dreeben School for Young Children, our nationally accredited preschool, which was home to one and is currently home to another of their three children. “We found the J through our want of an excellent early childhood program and are now lifelong advocates of the San Antonio JCC.” Since enrolling their children in Block and Dreeben, the Sultani children have participated in many other J programs like the summer swim team, the Sea Serpents, children’s tennis lessons on our seven lit tennis courts, and early childhood programs like music masters and art potpourri. Information on any of the programs the Barshop JCC offers can be found right here in our Center Peace and at our website Along with the “awesome education and great extracurricular programs for the kids” the Sultani’s love the “sense of community” and that the J adheres to their family’s “fitness goals.” Nadim reaches his fitness goals by working out in the Hendin Fitness Center regularly along with playing tennis matches where he only serves up some wins! Sultani family We are glad you belong here® and appreciate all your support!

Main Event 2018 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 our Community together for an evening filled with great food, fun, and entertainment. Second, generate funds that will directly benefit services to children & youth, seniors, special needs, and individuals and families in need of financial assistance through the Walter and Reba Viner Charitable Fund. And last but certainly not least, the Main Event presents us with an opportunity to honor some of our most dedicated and deserving JCC and community leaders. This year we are pleased to acknowledge and honor Community Leaders Brian & Tina Weiner and Gordon & Mary Weiner as well as this year’s Corporate Honoree the RK Group, for their collective and unwavering generosity and support of the JCC and the Jewish and general communities. Our theme is “Simply San Antonio,” and we’ve planned another outstanding evening that will both recognize our honorees and entertain you and 400-plus of your closest friends. As always, Patrons will enjoy a vast variety of simply mouthwatering food from various local restaurants, simply delicious adult beverages (yep! Myron’s will be back), and simply entertaining music and dancing, casino games, and of course, a simply spectacular silent auction (see more about the auction below). Invitations will be arriving by mail shortly, but feel free to get a head start and purchase your tickets now. Better yet, consider becoming a sponsor with options ranging from $150-$5000! Visit www.jccsanantonio. org/mainevent or call 210-302-6820 for more information.

Simply Spectacular Silent Auction 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 silent auction. But sometimes, it’s hard to multi-task between shopping and schmoozing. Well, this year, we’ve got an AP for that as we take our silent auction to the next level! That’s, right, the JCC Silent Auction is going digital! This year, Main Event attendees will be able to bid from either their smart phones or from tablets that will be available at each auction table! We’ll have plenty of staff on hand to guide our guests through the process making it fun and easy. All bids will remain anonymous so you can bid on a huge selection of fabulous items all guilt-free! When you purchase your tickets or sponsorship online, you will be provided with additional information and instructions including a prompt to set up your Silent Auction Bidding account in advance of the event to facilitate the check-in process. Upon check-in at the Main Event, your information will be confirmed and you will be ready to shop and bid.

Share your story at, email it (and any photos) to, subject line JCC Story, or visit our Facebook page at

Items will continue to be on display for those who enjoy window-shopping, but you’ll also be able to shop online from anywhere at the event. You may search for items on your phone based on category, name, or item number. When you place a bid, you may elect to receive instant notifications letting you know when you are outbid; and you may even select to “auto bid” with a maximum bid amount, so you don’t miss out on a thing. When the silent auction closes, if you are the highest bidder, you will be notified by text and may proceed to auction check-out! As mentioned above, plenty of staff will be on hand to facilitate those who may feel “technically challenged” making the bidding just as fun as the winning. Further details will be shared via email leading up to the event.

Locker Rentals Available Call Amy Goldstein, Director of Member Services, at 210-302-6866 for details.

The Main Event is Saturday, November 17. Purchase tickets and sponsorships at mainevent.




For details, ask inside or visit

*Restrictions apply

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Charlie Pearl Senior Adult Programs (For adults age 65 & better) Game Room Activities (Age: Adult) Looking to join a good old-fashioned game of dominos or cards? Maybe Mah Jongg is your thing, or even Canasta! Join us in the Senior Center Monday through Thursday for an afternoon of friendly competition. Bring your own games/supplies, or borrow ours. Scrabble and Rummy games from 10am to noon. If you are interested in playing in a Canasta group, or if you’d like to be added to the Mah Jongg or Bridge sub list, contact Isabel Resendez at or 210-320-6860.

MO-TH, Weekly Ongoing, 10am-4pm JCC Member-Exclusive program: Free Location: Senior Center

Fit 4 Life (Age: Adult) This class is designed specifically for seniors or for adults looking for a seated exercise program. We focus on strength, balance, flexibility, and endurance. MO-FR, Weekly, Ongoing, 11-11:45am JCC Member-Exclusive program: Free Instructor: JCC Fitness Staff • Location: Auditorium

Silver Cinema Film Screenings (Age: Adult) Love to go to the movies? Join us at Silver Cinema the first and third Thursday each month to catch a film right here at the JCC! We’ll even provide the popcorn! For more information about this program or to find out what film is next, call 210-302-6860. First & Third Thursday of each month, 1pm Free & Open to the Community Location: Holzman Auditorium

MO, Ongoing, 7:15-9:45pm, 7:15pm: Beginners/warm-up 8:30pm: Intermediate/Advanced Class will not meet Oct. 1, Dec. 24, 31. Check with instructor to confirm make-up dates. 10-Class Package: $60 | JCC Member $4 Drop-ins Welcome: $7 | JCC Member $5 Instructor: Raphi Sonsino • Location: Dance Studio

Kosher Lunch Program (Age: Adult) Enjoy a healthy and fresh, kosher meal with friends! Monday through Thursday, weekly,  beginning at 12pm, concluding by 12:45pm.  $3 Members. Non-members who are considering joining the J are welcome. Enjoy a birthday celebration of cake and singing the last Thursday each month. Check your monthly Senior Moments newsletter for the daily menu. Contact the Senior Center at 210-302-6860 to RSVP. 24-hour advanced reservations are required. The Senior Lunch program is funded in part by the Jewish Federation of San Antonio and San Antonio Jewish Senior Services. For more information, call the JCC Senior Center at 210-302-6860.

Crafting Culture (Age: Adult) Join your friends for a morning of arts and crafts in the Senior Center! Each project will explore various aspects of Jewish culture through artistic media. For this class, we will create Star of David décor. Participation is free, but space is limited. Reservations required online or by calling 210-302-6860.

Beginning Line Dance (Age: Adult) Learn simple line dances in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. It’s so much fun, you won’t realize you are exercising! No experience required in any type of dancing. Partners not needed.

#ACC, TH, Dec. 6, 10-11am • $5 | JCC Member Free Instructor: Sandy Levenshus • Location: Senior Center

#ABLD, TH, Sept. 27-Nov. 15, 11am-12pm • $25 | JCC Members Free Instructor: Sylvia Braye • Location: Dance Studio

I Call “Mah Jongg”! (Age: Adult) Visit the Senior Center on any given morning or afternoon and there is a good chance that many of the Mah Jongg players you’ll find there learned the rules of the game right here at the J. Join instructor Judy Kelne for this six week course all about ‘mahj’. All ages and skill levels welcome. 2018 Mah Jongg card is included.

Cutting the Cord (Age: Adult) What is “cutting the cord?” It’s swapping your PayTV for online video or program streaming for one simple reason: to save money! Together, we will explore this idea of freedom from paid TV services and consider different ways to access this new visual world.

#MAH, WE, Oct. 17-Nov. 21, 9:30-11am • $19 | JCC Member $9 Instructor: Judy Kelne • Location: Senior Room

What is Your Story? (Age: Adult) Join Warren Lieberman and dig deep into your heart and memories; let your mind reminisce and your hands write as you reflect back on your life. Whether you want to write a memoir, living legacy, or for personal pleasure, this class is for you. What is Your Story is an interactive experience; participants are encouraged to share with others in a supportive, non-critical setting. If you have any written work, feel free to bring it to the first session. Please limit your shared work to less than 1000 words.

Israeli Dancing (Ages: 15+) Israeli dancing exercises both your body and your mind. Join a growing Israeli dance community for fun, aerobics, and connecting to modern Israeli culture. Learn both classic and contemporary dances, including circle, line, and couple. No dance experience or partner needed.

Beading (Age: Adult) Join the fun and make your own evil eye beaded bracelet! In addition to making your very own beautiful jewelry, beading can help decrease stress, lower blood pressure, and improve fine motor, visual perceptual, and cognitive skills. It’s a win-win for all! All levels of experience welcome; supplies included. #AEEB, MO, Nov. 19, 1-2pm • $7 | JCC Member $5 Instructor: Isabel Resendez • Location: Senior Center

Acrylic Painting (Age: Adult) Gain acrylic painting experience in a loosely structured, enriching, and supportive studio setting. Participants will work on personal projects to develop their own style. Bring your own supplies; call 210-302-6870 for a list. #AAP1, TU, Oct. 9-Dec. 1, 9:30-11:30am or #AAP2, 6:30-8:30pm $160 | JCC Members $120. Drop-in: $22 | JCC Member $18 Instructor: Gabbe Grodin • Location: Youth Lounge

#ACTC, FR, Oct. 5, 10am-12pm • Free Instructor: Helen Baker • Location: Room 229

JCC Author & Speaker Series proudly presents

Randi Hutter Epstein Thursday, Nov. 1 | 7pm Turn to page 8 for more info

#AWYS, TU, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 9:30-11am • $15 | JCC Member $10 Instructor: Warren Lieberman • Location: Room 229

Get in touch with your roots! The Jewish Genealogical Society meets the third Sunday of every month. Come and gain the knowledge and tools needed to explore your family histories. Contact Isabel at 210-302-6860 or for details.

Crochet Mitzvah (Age: Adult) Join us for another Mitzvah project as we crochet or knit lap blankets for Wounded Warriors! Bring your needle if you have one; we’ll provide the yarn and laughter as we work on this special mitzvah. If you are interested in contributing to this initiative, yarn donations are welcome. WE, Weekly Ongoing, 10am • Free Location: Senior Center

adult enrichment and entertainment Spending quality The Barshop JCC is proud to present the Mel Pomerantz Arts & Culture Series. Mel’s passion for Jewish culture, arts and entertainment was and continues to be a driving force for the JCC to reach new heights in providing provocative and dynamic events and activities to the community. In recognition of his many generous contributions, the JCC is pleased to honor Mel and his family by naming our annual season in his memory.


Beer • Chocolate • Door Prizes!


Goes to the Dogs

More specifically, Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park - or that has found him. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a rival for his affection and a major bone of contention between husband and wife. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives. Gurney once stated in an interview that his own life and dog inspired the writing of Sylvia. He and his wife weren’t seeing much of each other due to her job and him fixing up their country home, and an ad about a dog was just what he needed to fill the void. His wife was none-too-pleased with his furry new companion, but ultimately came around. Sylvia originally played off-Broadway in 1995 and featured Blythe Danner, Charles Kimbrough, and Sarah Jessica Parker. The show had a limited run on Broadway in 2015 with Matthew Broderick, Annaleigh Ashford, Robert Sella, and Julie White in the cast. The Vex cast includes Dave Ankrom (Greg), Angela Hoeffler (Kate), Josey Porras (Sylvia the dog… yes, she is played by a human actor), and Greg Hinojosa (Tom/Phyllis/Leslie). Hinojosa will also provide costume design, while Ken Frazier designs the set, and Chelsea Steel tackles sound. Performances are October 20 through November 11, Thursdays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2:30pm. This production contain adult themes and language. Tickets and more information is available online at or by calling The Vex Box Office at 210-3026835.





presents: Keep the Change Sunday. November 4 | 5pm | FREE In an effort to continue reaching the community through film, the J will present the film, Keep the Change, Sunday, Nov. 4 at 4pm. The screening will be held at the JCC in the Holzman Auditorium. An official selection of the ReelAbilities Film Festival, the New York romantic comedy, directed by Rachel Israel, stars actors with autism and offers a refreshingly honest portrait of a community seldom depicted on the big screen. When aspiring filmmaker David is mandated by a judge to attend a social program at the Jewish Community Center, he is sure of one thing: he doesn’t belong there. But when he’s assigned to visit the Brooklyn Bridge with the vivacious Sarah, sparks fly and his convictions are tested. Their budding relationship must weather Sarah’s romantic past, David’s judgmental mother, and their own pre-conceptions of what love is supposed to look like. The New York Times calls Keep the Change “tenderhearted and thoroughly disarming, [deserving] to be widely seen.” Funded in part by the Joel Pullen President’s Fund, admission to the event is free; however, reservations are requested. To reserve tickets or view a trailer of the film, visit filmevents or call 210-302-6820. Recommended for ages 15 and up.




Sylvia, written by A.R. Gurney, a prolific and frequently produced playwright, opens at the Sheldon Vexler Theatre this month. Directed by John Stillwaggon, Sylvia, to put it briefly, is a modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog.

Led by Tracy Hungate, JCC staff alum & former leader of the San Antonio Chapter of Girls Pint Out. Tickets are $8 per person (21 & Up Only).

Save the Date

THE MAIN EVENT EVERYONE’S FAVORITE FUNDRAISER SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 7PM | JCC Honoring Tina and Brian Weiner Mary and Gordon Weiner The RK Group


adult enrichment and entertainment Spending quality

JCC Author & Speaker Series proudly presents Mike Reiss

The Simpsons’ longest-serving writer and producer takes us behind the scenes.

Saturday, Oct. 13 | 7:30pm

Four-time Emmy winner Mike Reiss—who has worked on The Simpsons continuously since episode one in 1989—shares stories, scandals, and gossip about working with America’s most iconic cartoon family ever. Reiss explains how the episodes are created, and provides an inside look at the show’s writers, animators, actors and celebrity guests. He answers a range of questions from Simpsons fans and diehards, and reminisces about the making of perennially favorite episodes. In his freewheeling, irreverent comic style, Reiss reflects on his lifetime inside The Simpsons—a personal highlights reel of his achievements, observations, and favorite stories. Springfield Confidential exposes why Matt Groening decided to make all of the characters yellow, dishes on what it’s like to be crammed in a room full of funny writers sixty hours a week, tells what Reiss learned after traveling to seventy-one countries where The Simpsons is watched (ironic note: there’s no electricity in many of these places) and even reveals where Springfield is located! He features unique interviews with Judd Apatow, who also provided the foreword, and Conan O’Brien, as well as with Simpsons legends Al Jean, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, and more.




Randi Hutter Epstein

Aroused is a guided tour through the strange science of hormones and the age-old quest to control them.

Thursday, Nov. 1 | 7pm

Metabolism, behavior, sleep, mood swings, the immune system, fighting, fleeing, puberty, and sex: these are just a few of the things our bodies control with hormones. Armed with a healthy dose of wit and curiosity, medical journalist Randi Hutter Epstein takes us on a journey through the unusual history of these potent chemicals from a basement filled with jarred nineteenthcentury brains to a twenty-first-century hormone clinic in Los Angeles.

In Aroused: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything, Epstein exposes the humanity at the heart of hormone science with her rich cast of characters, including a 1920s doctor promoting vasectomies as a way to boost libido and a female medical student who discovered a pregnancy hormone in the 1940s. Along the way, Epstein explores the functions of hormones such as leptin, oxytocin, estrogen, and testosterone, demystifying the science of endocrinology. Brimming with fascinating anecdotes, illuminating new medical research, and humorous details, Aroused reveals how hormones can both push us to edge and reel us back. This event is co-presented by the Barshop JCC and the Jewish Federation of San Antonio.

Admission Per Person Per Program: $10 Event Only • $30 Event + Book or 210-302-6820


Sun., Jan. 13, 5pm


Sun., Mar. 24, 5pm

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An initiative of the JCC connecting Jewish Active Military and Post-9/11 War Vets with the community.





For more information, contact Betsy Cowan at 210-302-6824 or, or visit




December 1 & 2


December 8 & 9

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Be Good to Your *Guf: (*Hebrew for body)

Class Spotlight: Pilates Inspired with Paty Luna MO/WE, 7pm | Conditioning Studio Pilates Inspired is a great workout that focuses on strengthening and toning your muscles while also increasing flexibility and body awareness. Pilates Inspired will help you to strengthen the mind/body connection, much like Yoga. What makes Pilates Inspired different than Yoga is that the workout offers more intensity and focuses on core strength. Participants receive quality instruction from Paty Luna, an AFFA (Athletics and Fitness Association of America) Group Exercise Instructor with over 10 years of Pilates experience. Paty is certified in many areas including Yoga, Zumba, Step, Bootcamp, and Water Aerobics.

“Pilates is my favorite type of workout because you see such amazing positive results. I have had so many students tell me about how it has strengthened their core and improved their posture.” -Paty Luna

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Men’s 30+ Basketball League Our competitive league for players age 30 and up who have played in the past and still want a strong competitive challenge. Scheduled to play Monday nights.

$90 | $60 JCC Members

Men’s 6’2” & Under Basketball League A competitive league specifically designed for players with a height of 6’2” and under only. Scheduled to play Wednesday nights. Men’s Open Basketball League Our most competitive league—fast and fun with the focus on competition. Scheduled to play Thursday nights.

For more information, contact Kris Todd at 210-302-6825 or

Men’s League Fees: $480 per team PLUS a refundable $60 forfeit fee and $40 for each player after 8 players, up to 10 players.

SMALL GROUP PERSONAL TRAINING Body Back® Transformation (Age: Adult) Experience High-Intensity Training (HiiT) total-body workouts that challenge even the elite athlete. Designed by moms, for moms, our safe and effective workouts address the body of the postnatal woman, whether she had her baby six months ago or 20 years ago. #SFBB9, TU/TH, Sept. 27-Nov. 20, 9:30-10:30am Class will not meet Oct. 2 $289 | JCC Member $239 Instructor: Lisa DeArmond • Location: Dance Studio

Synrgy 360 (Age:Adult) Join Juan, Certified Personal Trainer and JCC Fitness Ambassador, for this fun and fast-paced 45-minute class, utilizing the principals of High Intensity Interval Training (HiiT), and our Synrgy 360 machine. This will be a circuit class that will challenge your strength, agility, cardiovascular, and functional fitness. Let Juan show you how you can implement this versatile piece of equipment into your regular workout routine. TH, 7-7:45pm, Sept. 20-Nov. 8 • $96 | JCC member $64 Instructor: Juan Rodriguez • Location: Training Studio

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Beginner Tai Chi (Age: Adult) The gentle Martial Arts practice of Tai Chi may be hundreds of years old, but it is the current low-impact exercise that is beneficial for every fitness level and age group. Whether you are curious about adding the soft practice to your usual athletic routine, coping with ongoing conditions, or seeking ways to reduce/cope with stress, Tai Chi is the door that can open this for you. As an experienced teacher of mind-body practices, Anita is especially effective at helping you to find your individual level of mobility, flexibility, and active reflexes. Limited to 10 participants

BODYPUMPTM Launch: Sunday, Oct. 14, 10am

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GOT GAME? Pick-up Games (Age: 18 & Up) Whether it’s a one-on-one game or a couple of teams going head to head, getting on the court will change up your workout routine or help you blow off some steam. TU, Ongoing Weekly, 7-9:45pm SU, Ongoing Weekly, 9am-12pm Free JCC Members Only

Men’s 50+ Basketball League A fast-paced 3v3 league played half-court for players age 50 and up. Teams are scheduled to play on Tuesday nights.


#SFTC, FR, 9am, Sept. 7-Oct. 26 • $120 | JCC Member $80 Instructor: Anita Lemon • Location: Dance Studio

Tai Chi Practitioner (Age: Adult) This class is for members who have graduated from the eight week Beginner Tai Chi class, and who wish to continue to grow and deepen their Tai Chi Practice. #SFTCP1, WE, 9am, Sept. 5-Oct. 31 $120 | JCC Member $80 Instructor: Anita Lemon • Location: Auditorium

Facebook Fitness Group

Join the “Fit Day at the J” Facebook group on the Barshop JCC Facebook page. Moderated by some of your favorite fitness staff, we will provide fun fitness tips, basic nutrition advice, healthy recipes, and encouragement. For more information, email Gretchen Hokenson at

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The JCC offers a variety of leagues for all players. Visit for times/days & additional leagues. $55 | JCC Member $40 per six-week session.

Mixed Doubles Progressive League

For men & women. Participants will play different challengers each week and progress to higher court and skill level.

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The JCC offers a variety of clinics for all players. $60 | JCC Member $40

MONDAY Intermediate Clinic (Age: Adult) For players who have control of their ground strokes and footwork and are ready to learn strategy. #TINCM, Oct. 8-29, Nov. 5- 26, Dec. 3-17, 9-10:30am

Ladies’ Doubles Progressive League Participants

Beginner’s Clinic (Age: Adult) Learn the basics of tennis: forehand, backhand, service strokes, and rules.

Men’s Singles League Participants will play different

TUESDAY All Levels Clinic (Age: Adult) Intense drills at your skill level.

will play different challengers each week and progress to higher court and skill level.

challengers each week and progress to higher court and skill level.

Men’s Doubles Progressive League Participants will

play different challengers each week and progress to higher court and skill level.

Wheelchair Tennis Classes

Classes are FREE to JCC Members and the community. Call 210-302-6833 to sign up.

Beginner Wheelchair Tennis

(Age: 10-Adult) For beginners or those who have been away

from the game!

Ongoing, WE, 5-7pm & SA, 1-3pm

Wheelchair Tennis Proficient C

#TBCM, Oct. 8-29, Nov. 5-26, Dec. 3-17, 7-8:30pm

#TALCT, Oct. 2-23, Oct. 30-Nov. 20, Dec. 4-17, 7-8:30pm

WEDNESDAY Beginner’s Clinic (Age: Adult) Learn the basics of tennis: forehand, backhand, service strokes, and rules. #TBCW, Oct. 3-24, Oct. 31-Nov. 21, Nov. 28-Dec. 19, 9-10:30am

Intermediate Clinic (Age: Adult) For players who have control of their ground strokes and footwork and are ready to learn strategy. #TINCW, Oct. 3-24, Oct. 31-Nov. 21, Nov. 28-Dec. 19, 7-8:30pm

FRIDAY All Levels Clinic (Age: Adult) Intense drills at your skill level. #TALCF, Oct. 5-26, Nov. 2-Nov. 23, Dec. 7-28, 9-10:30am

(Age: 10-Adult) For proficient “C” and above level players. MO & TH, Ongoing, 12-2pm

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Come on out and play Pickleball at the J! Pickleball courts are available to JCC members with reservations, which may be made up to two days in advance. Court reservations are scheduled in 90-min. increments: call 210-302-6833. HOURS OF PLAY MO – FR: 8am-4pm • SA & SU: 4-5:30pm Paddles are available at the Tennis Clubhouse Desk with JCC membership card, app, or proper ID.

AQUATICS Total Immersion Swimming (Age: Adult) Work less, swim better, and enjoy swimming more with Total Immersion. Designed for new, experienced, fitness, and competitive swimmers, these private swim lessons teach you to become an energy-conscious swimmer by swimming with your body not just arms and legs. Taught by Todd Erickson – Certified TI Coach, Level 4 ASCA Coach. ½ hour Session: $60 | JCC Member $40 Packages of 6, ½ hr. Lessons or 3, one-hour Sessions: $250 | JCC Member $200 Call Todd Erickson at 210-379-5170 to schedule lessons.

Masters Swim (Age: Adult) Masters of South Texas (M.O.S.T.) is a U.S. Masters Swimming Club for triathletes, competitive, and fitness swimmers of all abilities. We offer the opportunity for lifelong competitive and fitness swimming in a supportive environment. Many participants compete in local, regional, and national Masters swimming competitions. This is a JCC Member-Exclusive program. MO-FR, 6-7am & 8:30-9:30am; Ongoing Monthly $42 JCC Members Only – Pay with Instructor Instructors: Susan Ingraham and Tiitta Elias To register, call Susan at 210-859-2859. Location: Pool

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BodyPump™ classes are 60 min./MO & FR Zumba classes are 50 min. Barre Express is 30 min. All other classes are 55 minutes. All classes are FREE/JCC Members only unless marked: ■ Register/Pay with instructor All Participants Must Check in at the CID with their Membership Card or the JCC App Before Class. Class Locations/Instructors Subject to Change.

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u Aquafit Pool workout using water resistance that is easy on the joints. JCC Members Only. $5/class or $25/month. Barre Express class is a whole body, dynamic, safe and effective workout to music based on Pilates principles and dance movements wrapped up in a quick 30-minute express workout. Students participate in bare feet or socks with grips. BODYPUMP™ Original 60-minute barbell class that strengthens your entire body and challenges all major muscle groups using weight-room exercises and great music. To participate, sign in at the S&F desk to get a pass for class. Cardio Fitness Blast!: Cardio conditioning through focused exercises, fitness, and strength training using weights in an interval format. Conditioning Combo class of muscle training & cardiovascular moves. Cycle 55 Bringing road-riding indoors, this 55-minute cycle class will have you riding over hills and racing on flats, allowing for brief breaks for water and towels. Come ready to sweat. Cycle & Core This 45-minute indoor road ride finishes up with a core-blasting segment designed to keep you fit from head to toe. Fit 4 Life Focus on strength, flexibility and endurance in a seated position. Fitness Fusion Overcome your fitness plateaus with this fat-blasting workout fusing strength, power, and endurance training. Formats rotate on a monthly basis to challenge your body with the variations needed to avoid a fitness pitfall and maximize results! Gentle Yoga is for all levels and encompasses a variety of yoga styles with emphasis on moving safely into each pose, allowing time to make needed adjustments and finding ways to utilize supportive props. There may be a therapeutic concentration on specific areas of the body or a focus on restorative components. HiiT (High Intensity Interval Training) An intense, drill-based class designed to quickly increase your level of fitness while building muscle/burning fat. HiiT Barre A high-intensity class mixing ballet, yoga, and Pilates for maximum results in developing stamina and a dancer’s physique. Limited to 12 participants. Muscles in Motion Weight-training class using dumbbells, balls, and tubes. NIA Nia is fusion fitness that combines dance arts, martial arts and healing arts, like yoga. It is all about the Joy of Movement/moving in Your Body’s Way. Nia is for EveryBody.

Pilates Inspired sculpts and tones your body using an inspired approach to traditional Pilates. Mats, balls, bands, and weights are used. Focus is on core strength, flexibility, and overall body conditioning. Pilates Mat focuses on developing flexibility, strength, coordination, and balance using the body’s own weight, range of movement, and attention to alignment on the exercise mat and in a variety of positions. Pilates on the Foam Roller Pilates exercises on the 36” x 6” Foam Roller will increase your balance, strength and flexibility with a unique challenge. If you have your own roller, bring it to class. Rollers will be available to use during class. This class is NOT recommended for individuals with osteoporosis, spinal injuries or spinal sensitivity. u Power H20 Water aerobics that incorporates aqua belts, noodles and handheld buoys. Register at the Sports & Fitness Courtesy Desk. JCC Members Only. $5/class or $25/month. Power Yoga A vigorous fitness-based Yoga that will build strength and flexibility as well as help reduce stress; open to all levels. n Jacki Sorensen’s Aerobic Dancing A progressive 12-week session of aerobic dance. For fees and to register, contact Phyllis Patterson at 210-490-1283. Open to the community. Step It Up Join this non-stop old-school step class and vamp up your steady state aerobic conditioning. Come ready to dance on your step. Step Interval This class blends old-school step with new-school fitness training. Utilizing the step, routines are designed to incorporate traditional step movements interlaced with Tabata-style intensity blasts. T.B.C. A total body conditioning workout combining resistance training, cardio intervals, power drills, plyometrics, and endurance training in a HIGH energy class! Yoga Traditional static poses that impact endurance, strength and flexibility. Yoga Flow A multi-level class recommended for all those who wish to deepen their yoga practice along with increasing their strength and physical conditioning. Modifications, variations, and correct use of props are included to help integrate mind/body work, breathing practices, flexibility increases, and balance challenges. Zumba® Latin dance class that features exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats.

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Two Mitzvot in One!

Art Exhibit & Auction


To celebrate the holiday of Sukkot, the children in our school decorated our “Mitzvah” Sukkah with paper fruits on which families wrote mitzvot (good deeds) that their child performed at home. Quarters were placed on the fruits, and the money collected from this project will be donated to the San Antonio Children’s Shelter, two mitzvot in one!

The School For Young Children (SFYC) will hold the Early Childhood Annual Art Exhibit and Auction the week of Oct 22-26th. The Art Reception will be held Monday, Oct. 22 from 3-6pm in the auditorium. The art will be on exhibit and up for auction the rest of the week in the ECD hallways. This art auction helps raise funds for the Teacher Enrichment Fund. For more details stop by or call the School office at 210-302-6846.

Mini Movers I (Ages: 3.5 to 4) CLOSED Have fun while learning the basics of ballet for technique, grace, and flexibility, and tap for rhythm and coordination. This class will stimulate young children while encouraging taking turns and sharing - all while developing self-confidence. *Mini Movers I is a prerequisite to Mini Movers II*

Fall Family Gathering Join us for a fun evening for the entire family on Wednesday, October 10th at 6pm. Children will enjoy a pizza dinner while the parents are participating in a brief workshop. Parents will then join their child in their classrooms to explore learning centers and see their child “at work”! Look for more details online, call 210-302-6846, or stop by the School office to register.

Parenting Workshops

Register online at Childcare is available for JCC Members at our usual J-Care rate by calling 210-302-6820. Drop-ins and refunds will not be honored. How to Say “No” Without Using the Word Nobody likes to be told “no” when they want something, and many children perceive it as a direct attack on their autonomy. Join us for a discussion of healthy alternatives that allow parents to be firm without inviting a confrontation. #PW2A, TU, Oct. 16, 9:30-11am | Location: Room 229 #PW2B, TU, Oct. 16, 5-6pm | Location: Room 227 $10 | JCC Member Free Facilitator: Amy Sugarman

You Can’t Control Your Child, But You Can Guide Them What do you do when your child throws sand at another child on the playground? What happens after you have asked your child to do something for the fifth time and the something is still not done? In this workshop, parents will learn and practice what to do when children choose behaviors that parents don’t like. #PW3A, TH, Nov. 8, 9:30-11am | Location: Room 229 #PW3B, TH, Nov. 8, 5-6pm | Location: Room 227 $10 | JCC Member Free Facilitator: Cindy Berman

9 Ways to Be a More Effective Parent Parenting is a learned skill. Join us as we discuss techniques that can be learned to ease parenting frustrations and make parenting more joyful. #PW4A, WE, Dec. 5, 9:30-11am | Location: Room 229 #PW4B, WE, Dec. 5, 5-6pm | Location: Room 229 $10 | JCC Member Free Facilitator: Amy Sugarman


#ECMM1M, MO, Aug. 27-Dec. 17, 3-3:45pm Class will not meet Oct. 1 $288 | JCC Members: $195 #ECMM1T, TU, Aug. 28-Dec. 18, 3-3:45pm Class will not meet Nov. 20 $336 | JCC Members: $224 Instructor: Move & Groove Dance |Location: Dance Studio

Mini Movers II (Ages: 4-PreK) This class will continue to develop both basic ballet and tap skills. Ballet will include basic vocabulary, stretching, and technique. Tap will focus on rhythm, timing, and coordination. The combination of both disciplines of dance will create a confident child in a nurturing environment while having a great time! #ECMM2W, WE, Aug. 29-Dec. 19, 3-3:45pm Class will not meet Sept. 19, Nov. 21 $336 | JCC Member $224 Instructor: Move & Groove Dance | Location: Dance Studio

Our Winter Showcase is scheduled for Dec. 16. Mini Movers class participants are required to wear a black leotard and pink tights (girls) or comfortable clothing (boys) and ballet slippers and tap shoes (girls & boys). Additionally, a tutu (girls) must be purchased ($18) for the recital. More information will be provided upon registration.

Cup Cooking (Ages: 3.5-PreK) Young children love to cook and eat what they make. This class focuses on creating individual portions with child-friendly recipes. Cooking helps children develop creativity, math skills and independence. Cooking may even make your child more adventurous when it comes to trying new foods and builds self-confidence. #ECCC1, M, Oct 8 –Oct 29, 4-4:45pm #ECAP2, M, Nov 5-Dec 3, 4-4:45pm | Class will not meet Nov. 19 $120 | JCC Member $80 Instructor: Angelea Banegas | Location: Motor Skills Room

Art Potpourri (Ages: 3-PreK) Children will be introduced to various activities: coloring, building, painting, working with collage, gluing, cutting, experiencing different textures, and talking about their work in an encouraging atmosphere. #ECAP1, TH, Aug. 30-Oct. 18, 3-3:45pm $210 | JCC Member $140 #ECAP2, TH, Oct. 26-Dec. 14, 3-3:45pm Class will not meet Nov. 22 $184 | JCC Member $123 Instructor: Susan Oaks | Location: Motor Skills Room


Enjoy some of the traditional foods and learn about this upcoming Jewish holiday:

Chanukah: Wednesday, Dec. 5

Look for the Celebration Station on the Main Level!

Piano by Color (Ages: 3-5) CLOSED The European Piano Academy started Piano by Color™ in 1991 as a fun way for young children to learn to play the piano.  Students learn to read and perform music as they build self-confidence. Piano by Color™ creates a foundation for studies in classical music. Class includes a music book, a keyboard instrument rental (for use during the class period), stickers for home practice, and an endof-session recital. #ECPC, TU, Aug 28- Dec 11, 3-3:45pm Class will not meet Sept. 11, Nov. 20 $540| JCC Member $365 Instructor: Rozalia Ravitsky | Location: TBA

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Online Registration available for most classes: . (“PreK” means children age 5 entering Kindergarten Fall 2019.)

Little Yogis (Ages: 3-PreK) Join the fun in this relaxed and playful class that promotes development of body awareness, balance, flexibility, and agility. Children act out stories through a series of poses while learning more about themselves and building self-esteem. #ECLY2, TH, Oct. 25-Dec. 13, 3-3:30pm Class will not meet Nov. 22 $177 | JCC Member $120 Instructor: Yoga Day | Location: Dance Studio


Music Masters (Ages: 3-4) CLOSED Music Masters is a unique program in which children sing, move, play percussion instruments, develop a strong rhythmic sense and listening skills, while acquiring a foundation in music theory, learning to read notes, and learning to play piano/keyboard. Children will receive a CD and a tote bag. #ECMUS3: Age 3 meets 3-3:50pm • $510 | JCC Member $340 #ECMUS4: Age 4 meets 4-4:50pm • $540 | JCC Member $360 WE, Aug. 29-Dec. 12 | Class will not meet Nov. 21 Instructor: Sabra Grainger | Location: Motor Skills Room

Rising STARZ (Ages: 3-PreK) Is your child always performing for your family and friends? Then we have the class for you! Each week, we will explore drama through puppets, nursery rhymes, acting games, songs, and more, all the while encouraging confidence in every child. #ECRS2, TH, Oct. 25-Dec. 20, 3-3:45pm $156 | JCC Member $105 | Class will not meet Nov. 22 Instructor: TBA | Location: Motor Skills Room

Tumblebus (Ages: 3-PreK) The Tumblebus is a fully-padded gymnasium on wheels with equipment specifically designed for young children. Activities focus on developing gross motor skills including coordination, concentration, and balance. #ECTB2, FR, Oct. 26-Dec. 14, 3:30-4pm Class will not meet Nov. 23 $168 | JCC Member $112 Instructor: Alamo Heights Gymnastics Location: Tumblebus at the JCC

Kick & Play

(Ages: 12-24 months accompanied by Parent or Caregiver)

Kick & Play, by the creators of Super Soccer Stars, is a parent/child pre-soccer and movement program designed for toddlers of this age. Experienced instructors and puppet friends take you and your little one through a world of exciting physical activity. Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging original music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick, and play – all while having a blast! Parents, you’ll get a real “kick” out of this, too! #ECKP2, SU, Oct. 21-Dec. 16, 9:30-10:10am Class will not meet Nov. 25 $145 | JCC Member $125 Instructor: Super Soccer Stars Coaches | Location: Gym

Super Soccer Stars I (Ages: 2-3) Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, noncompetitive, educational environment. Classes kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a musclewarming stretch. Activities are then introduced to optimize the experience. Every session culminates in an ageappropriate scrimmage. Positive reinforcement and low child-to-coach ratio ensures that each child improves at his or her own pace while having endless fun! #ECSSS1B, SU, Oct. 21-Dec. 16, 10:20-11am Class will not meet Nov. 25 $145 | JCC Member $125 Instructor: Super Soccer Stars Coaches | Location: Gym

Super Soccer Stars II (Ages: 3-5) The focal point at this age group is to become comfortable with the ball by developing skills such as dribbling, and passing. Body movement and other skill-building activities such as juggling will be introduced along with the concepts of teammates and teamwork. #ECSSS2B, SU, Oct. 21-Dec. 16, 11:10am-12pm Class will not meet Nov. 25 #ECSSS2C, TH, Oct. 25-Dec. 20, 3:15-4pm Class will not meet Nov. 22 $145 | JCC Member $125 Instructor: Super Soccer Stars Coaches | Location: Gym

Tees for Tots Golf (Ages: 3-PreK) This class gives children a chance to learn the fundamentals of golf while reinforcing the cornerstones of character, discipline, and perseverance. Coaches are all US Kids Golf Certified Instructors and all equipment is provided. #ECTFT2A, TU, 3-3:30pm • #ECTFT2B, TU, 3:45-4:15pm Oct 23-Dec 4 | Class will not meet Nov. 20 $155 | JCC Member $125 Instructor: Kids on Course | Location: Motor Skills Room

Mini Spurs Basketball League

It’s almost time to lace up those sneakers, air up your basketballs, and play like an NBA Champion! Registration will open in November, with practices beginning January 7! Most weeks will include a staff practice, team practice, and game. MO, Jan. 7-Mar. 3, 4-4:45 Nov. 12: Member Early Bird Registration $90 Nov. 26: Open Registration $135 | JCC Member $95 After December 12: Late Fee Applies Instructor: JCC Staff | Location: Gym

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Mini Basketball Class (Ages: 4-PreK) Calling all future basketball stars! This class will allow your child to learn the fundamentals of basketball in a safe and age-appropriate environment. Each class ends with fun 3-on-3 games with a 6ft basket where EVERYONE is a winner! #MBASK, TU, Oct. 23-Dec. 11, 3-3:30pm Class will not meet Nov. 20 $70 | JCC Member $42 Instructor: Coach Kristofer Todd | Location: Gym

Munchkin All Sport (Ages: 4-PreK) Do you want to spark your child’s interest in being active and playing sports? This class covers an introduction to sports including basketball, soccer, and tee ball. It’s the perfect opportunity for a child to dip their toes into the sports world. #MSPA, WE, Oct. 24-Dec. 12, 3-3:30pm | Class will not meet Nov. 21 $70 | JCC Member $42 Instructor: Coach Kristofer Todd | Location: Gym

Contact Robyn Ramirez for more information at 210-302-6876 or

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(A JCC Member-Exclusive Service) after school care

Call 210-302-6859 for space availability!

Choosing the right after-school care for your child(ren) is easy at the J. The JCC Kids Club is a fun and safe environment that can provide you with peace of mind, and fosters a family-friendly environment where each child can build strong relationships, nurture special interests, and develop positive self-esteem. We offer transportation from select schools and bring kids to the JCC where they receive a snack and spend time playing on the playground, participating in Kids Club special activities, doing homework, and much more! Families who wish to enroll their children in any of our JCC Sports or Enrichment classes may do so; we’ll make sure they get to those classes, too. We even pick up on early release days! Please note that limited spaces are available. For more information, call the Youth & Camping Office at 210-302-6859. Kids Club will be closed on the following Holidays: Oct. 1: Shemini Atzeret • Nov. 22-23: Thanksgiving

Online Registration available for most classes:

Mixed Media (Grades: K-3) This class will be defined by “mixed media” projects using various materials and methods: watercolors, sculpture, drawing, cutting, collaging, and exploring with shapes and patterns. The goal of the class will be encouraging, questioning, and discovery in an age-appropriate way. #YMM2, TH, Oct 26.-Dec. 14, 4-4:45pm Class will not meet Nov. 22 $184 | JCC Member $123 Instructor: Susan Oaks | Location: Motor Skills Room

Shooting STARZ (Grades: K-1) Each week, we will work on acting exercises geared towards self-expression, teamwork, and confidence in front of an audience. Children will explore the difference between monologues and scenes, as well as improvisation and pantomime. Each session will end with a Theatre Showcase for families! #YACT2, TH, Oct. 25-Dec. 20, 4-4:45pm Class will not meet Nov. 22 $156 | JCC Member $105 Instructor: TBA | Location: Motor Skills Room

Introduction to Percussion (Ages: 8-10 years) Students will learn their way around a drum set, drum notation, basic rock beats, and much more. Maximum 10

students. #YDP2, WE, Oct. 24-Dec. 19, 4-5pm | Class will not meet Nov. 21 $150 | JCC Member $120 + $15 Materials Fee Instructor TBA • Location: Room 229

Introduction to DJing (Ages: 11-14) Students will learn performance techniques such as scratching, dropping on the one, and parts of console set up. Requirements: All participants need a laptop with headphones and these minimum specs: 2.0 GHz processor, 4GB memory, 4GB Ram. Maximum 10 students. #YDJ2, WED, Oct. 24-Dec. 19, 4-5pm | Class will not meet Nov. 21 $150 | JCC Member $120 + $15 Materials Fee Instructor TBA • Location: Room 227

Celebrate the first break of the school year at J-Camp! Campers will participate in sports, arts and crafts, and Thanksgiving-themed activities. Registration is available by the day and camp is open to children in kindergartensixth grade. Early Bird Rates are available to members who register by Oct. 12!

Reminder: The Speed Limit in the Campus parking lot is 5 MPH!

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Introductory Guitar (Ages: 8-10) Students will learn scales, chords, music notation, and rock and pop songs. Requirements: All participants must purchase a guitar or rent one from For The Love of Drums. Maximum 10 students. #YIG2, TH, Oct. 25-Dec. 20, 4-5pm Class will not meet Nov. 21 $150 | JCC Member $120 + $15 Materials Fee Instructor TBA • Location: Room 227


Our Winter Showcase is scheduled for Dec. 16.


Move and Groove (Grades: K-3) CLOSED Ballet/Tap/Jazz curriculum. A class to include two parts; ballet/tap and ballet/jazz in rotation. Movement such as fine motor skills, coordination, rhythm, stretching and short dance combinations will be taught in a class setting. #YMG, WE, Aug 29-Dec 19, 4-4:45pm Class will not meet Nov. 21 $336 | JCC Member $224 Instructor: Move & Groove Dance | Location: Dance Studio


Hip Hop (Grades: K-4) CLOSED Students will learn basic hip hop and commercial style dance using age-appropriate music and choreography. Each class will include conditioning, technique, and a dance.


JAZZ (Grades: 2-5) CLOSED Students will learn basic jazz technique. Conditioning, turns, jumps, kicks, and choreography will be taught. #YJAZZ, WE, Aug. 29-Dec. 19, 5-5:50pm Class will not meet Nov. 20 $336 | JCC Member $224 Instructor: Move & Groove Dance | Location: Dance Studio

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Dec. 24-Jan. 7, Winter J-Camp

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#YHH, TU, Aug. 28 –Dec. 18, 4-4:50pm Class will not meet Nov. 20 $294 | JCC Member $196 Instructor: Move & Groove Dance | Location: Dance Studio

For registration information, please visit www. or call 210-3026859.

We have exciting and great activities in store for you in the coming months. Join us for more fun for these upcoming dates:

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Online Registration available for most classes:

It’s Tee Time (Grades: K-3) Think you may have the next golf superstar in your house? Start nurturing your child’s desire to swing a club now at the JCC! Children learn the fundamentals of golf, while reinforcing the cornerstones of character, discipline, and perseverance. US Kids Golf Certified Instructors / all equipment is provided. #YGOLF2, TU, Oct. 23-Dec. 4, 4:30-5:15pm Class will not meet Nov. 20 $225 | JCC Member $150 Instructor: Kids on Course | Location: Motor Skills Room

Youth Basketball (Grades: K-2) It’s never too early to shoot some hoops! In this class, kids will focus on dribbling, shooting, and passing skills. Each class will end with fun 5-on-5 games. #YBASK, TH, Oct. 25-Dec. 14, 4-4:50pm Class will not meet Nov. 22 $96 | JCC Member $48 Instructor: JCC Staff | Location: Gym

Yoga Plus (Grades: K-2) Join the fun in this relaxed and playful class that promotes development of body awareness, balance, flexibility, and agility. Children act out stories through a series of poses while learning more about themselves and building self-esteem. #YYP2, FR, Oct. 26-Dec. 14, 4-4:45 | Class will not meet Nov. 23 $177 | JCC Member $120 Instructor: Roberta Varela-Hein | Location: Motor Skills Room

Hoop It Up (Grades: 3-5) With the JCC’s Youth Spurs Basketball League around the corner, it’s time to sharpen up those basketball skills! Your child will enjoy learning and improving their basketball performance with a variety of skill-building activities including free throw and shooting contests, a dribbling obstacle course, and more. #YHOOP, TH, Oct. 25-Dec. 14, 5-5:50pm Class will not meet Nov. 22 $96 | JCC Member $48 Instructor: JCC Staff | Location: Gym

Basketball Training Program (Grades: 4-7) Looking to play high school or collegiate basketball? This class will help take you to the next level. Work with some of the best in the industry, learning basic fundamentals and fine-tuning advanced skills.

SEE PAGE 20 TO FIND OUT HOW! Super Soccer Stars III (Grades: K-2) The focal point at this age group is to improve each child’s elementary capacity through fun games, technical skill development, and group activities, like small-sided games to goals. Every class emphasizes spatial awareness and teammates, encouraging team work. Repetitious ball skill activities are used to promote muscle memory and build confidence. #YSSS1, TH, Oct. 25-Dec. 20, 4:15-5:15pm • Class will not meet Nov. 22 $145 | JCC Member $125 Instructor: Super Soccer Stars Coaches | Location: Field

JCC Flag Football League (Grades: 1-6) Experience the game without the tackling! Learn the fundamentals and basic strategies of football while performing drills and games during each practice. Games will begin in November. Grades: 1-2, #FLAG1, MO, Oct. 29-Jan. 13, 4-4:50pm Grades: 3-4, #FLAG3, TU, Oct. 30-Jan. 13, 4-4:50pm Grades: 5-6, #FLAG5, WE, Oct. 31-Jan. 13, 4-4:50pm Class will not meet Nov. 22-23, Dec. 25 $135 | JCC Member $95 After Oct. 15, late fees will apply. Instructor: Coach Randy Holland | Location: Field

#YBTP2, SU, Sept. 9-Oct. 28, 4-5pm $240 | JCC Member $160 Instructor: Jesse Gonzalez | Location: Gym

Spurs Youth Basketball League

It’s almost time to lace up those sneakers, air up your basketballs, and play like an NBA Champion! Registration will open in November, with practices beginning January 7. Most weeks will include a staff practice, team practice, and game. Girls, Grades K-1: #SPURSK1G TU, Jan. 9-Mar. 6, 4-4:50pm | Boys, Grades K-1: #SPURSK1B TU, Jan. 9-Mar. 7, 4-4:50pm Girls, Grades 2-3: #SPURS23G WE, Jan. 10-Mar. 18, 4-4:50pm | Boys, Grades 2-3: #SPURS23B WE, Jan. 10-Mar. 7, 4-4:50pm Girls, Grades 4-5: #SPURS45G TH, Jan. 11-Mar. 18, 4-4:50pm | Boys, Grades 4-5: #SPURS45B TH, Jan. 11-Mar. 18, 4-4:50pm

Nov. 12: Member Early Bird Registration $90 Nov. 26: Open Registration $135 | JCC Member $95 After December 12: Late Fee Applies Instructor: JCC Staff | Location: Gym

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Session 2: Sept. 25-Oct. 18 Session 3: Oct. 22-Nov. 15 • Session 4: Nov. 26-Dec. 20 Visit for *pro-rated session fees and ‘No Class Days’.

One Star (Ages: 4-6) Learn the basic skills through a series of fun & exciting games using the USTA Quickstart program. With larger tennis balls on a smaller court, youngsters can easily achieve success in the sport! #TEN1, MO-TH, 4-5pm 1 X wk: $120 | JCC Member $80 per session 2 X wk: $175 | JCC Member $130 per session

Two Star (Ages: 7-9) Learn the basic rules of tennis and fundamental skills, including stroke production: forehand, backhand, and serves. Emphasis is on fun! #TEN2, MO-TH, 4-5pm 2 X wk: $185 | JCC Member $140 per session

Three Star (Ages: 10 & Up) Learn the basic rules of tennis and fundamental skills, including stroke production: forehand, backhand, and serves. Emphasis is on fun! #TEN3, MO-TH, 5-6pm 2 X wk: $210 | JCC Member $160 per session 4 X wk: $300 | JCC Member $250 per session

Four Star (Grades: 6-12)

For youth on their Middle/High School Team or competing in USTA level Tournaments. Participants may choose to come two or four times a week. #TEN4, MO-TH, 5-7pm TU/TH: $280 | JCC Member $230 per session 4 X wk: $340 | JCC Member $300 per session

Tennis Drop-In Option Add a class by calling 210-302-6833 up to 2 hours prior to class time. Enrollment will be granted on a space available basis. Payment must be made before the class begins.

Drop-In Fees One Star & Two Star $32 | JCC Member $22 Three Star $35 | JCC Member $25 Four Star $45 | JCC Member $35

AQUATICS Reminder: With no lifeguard on duty, children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult while on the pool deck (this includes the basketball court). Children under 13 must have an adult with them in the pool and jacuzzi area at all time. JCC Swim Club: Staffed by professional swim coaches, the JCC’s Swim Club is offered to all recreational, fitness, and competitive swimmers. Competitive Bronze, Silver, or Gold swimmers have the option to compete in USA swim meets throughout the season. There is a one-time $74 USAS registration fee which covers the athlete the entire season. More details on swim equipment, as well as available competitions, will be answered in our information meeting held prior to the first day of practice. Coaches reserve the right to move swimmers up and/or down to provide the best challenge for each swimmer’s ability.  Complete registration information is available at


Platinum Group (Grades: K-1) This swim program will teach the basic strokes, and work on endurance and breathing techniques. Coaches will place in swim groups based upon ability. A swim test may be required prior to the program beginning. Requirements: participants must be able to swim 25 meters without assistance. This is not a replacement for swim lessons. Meets Sept./Oct./March/April | MO/WE, 4-4:30pm JCC Member-Exclusive program: $32 per month Instructor: Mark Saroni


Bronze Group (Grades: 2-5) Participants will be introduced to all four strokes as well as proper turns and starts. Requirements: must be able to swim the length of the pool (25 meters) in a time less than 1 minute. MO-TH, ongoing monthly Sept.-March, 4-4:40pm JCC Member-Exclusive program: $45 per month Instructor: Susan Ingraham


Silver Group (Grades: 6-8) Proper technique will be emphasized as well as endurance. Requirements: participants should be able to swim a continuous 50 meters of each stroke, with their time to complete 50 meters of Freestyle under 1:15. MO-TH, ongoing monthly Sept.-March, 4:45-5:45pm JCC Member-Exclusive program: $60 per month Instructor: Susan Ingraham

Gold Group (Grades: 9-12 and older) This class is for high school swimmers preparing for competition and adult swimmers looking to improve endurance and speed, training for a triathlon or staying in swim shape. Requirements: Participants should be able to swim 6*100 Free at 2:30 interval. MO-TH, ongoing monthly Sept-March 5:45-7:15pm $115 | JCC Member $75 Instructor: Mark Saroni*

ABOUT THE COACHES Susan Ingraham is celebrating over 40 years of coaching swimmers. She was named the 2008 USMS Coach of the Year, and is a USMS Level III Certified Coach. In 2000, Susan was named the head swim coach for USA Modern Pentathlon National Team, which sent three athletes to the Olympics, including the Women’s Silver Medalist.

Mark Saroni, Former Professional Triathlete, works with a multitude of swim programs – high school swim teams, summer swim league, lessons, and College and youth triathlon groups throughout San Antonio. Mark is a USA Swimming and USA Triathlon Certified Coach.

We’ve Made Improvements In order to improve member experience, we have added two new treadmills and another ARC trainer to our fitness center as well as a bike rack to the front of the building!

teen & young adult Explore your JCC Youth Lounge After School Program (Grades: 5-8) The JCC has a program for *JCC Member Kids in Grades 5-8! Students who enroll in this program will receive a snack each day and have a variety of activities to occupy their time, including homework (with assistance, as needed), board games, video games, a computer lab, foosball and ping pong tables, and enrichment activities. Youth are supervised by staff, and required to check in and out each day. MO-FR, 3-6pm | $30 per month per participant. *JCC Members only Must register and complete Code of Conduct forms to enroll. For more information or to register, contact JCC Youth and Camping office at 210-302-6859.


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BBYO San Antonio has two amazing chapters: the Erich Weiss AZA chapter for the boys and Sababa BBG chapter for the girls. This popular youth-led program for Jewish high school teens enhances their knowledge and appreciation of Jewish religion and culture by discovering those aspects which are meaningful to them. Encourage your teen to join BBYO so they can: • Strengthen their Jewish identity • Develop social and leadership skills • Build life-long bonds with local Jewish teens as Jewish teens from all over the country • Form a stronger connection with their Jewish community • Enhance their personal development as they veture on their Jewish Journey

Upcoming Events:

Sababa Mother Daughter Shabbat: October 5 Erich Weiss Chapter Dinner: October 16 Sababa Chapter Dinner: October 17 MIT/AIT (New Member Convention): October 26-28 Regional Convention December 27-30

Sababa Chapter Board N’siah (President): Merrill Kasanoff S’ganit (Program VP): Rachel Solomon MIT-Mom (Membership VP): Rebecca Lane Sh’licha (Judaism Chair): Peyton Ausburn

Mazkirah/Gizborit (Secretary/Treasurer): Adina Ichilov Mekasheret (8th grade recruitment chair): Samantha Burg

Erich Weiss Chapter Board Godol (President): Max Schwartz S’gan (Program VP): Jack Fein

Moreh (Membership VP): Jack Kaden & Ben Kaufman Mazkir/Gizbor (Secretary/Treasurer): Norman Davis

Shaliach (Judaism Chair): Aidan Sowry

Mekasher (8th grade recruitment chair): Jakob Tawil

If you would like to find out more about BBYO or other Teen programs, contact BBYO City Director Elie Allen at 210-302-6869,, or visit

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make your online donation at Honor, Remember, or Wish Someone Well with a Tribute to a JCC Fund. Contributions can be submitted in person, online at or by calling 210-302-6862. Pre-printed forms are available at all JCC Courtesy Desks. Send contributions to Tributes, c/o JCC, 12500 NW Military Hwy., Ste 275, San Antonio, TX 78231


IN MEMORY OF: Lucille Friedman

Donna Alwais Carolyn & Clayton Epstein The Law Offices of Steven Gross Iris & Ronald Harkavy JCC Board & Staff Lauren & Marc Ross Sally Scharff Shirley Tudzin

Lois Eisenstein Horlene Lew Richmond Iris & Warren Lieberman


IN HONOR OF: Loni McConnell

Marilyn & Gary Ratkin


Courtney & Steve Silver


IN MEMORY OF: Luise Bankler

Barry Bankler Jacqueline & Brian Bankler Louise & Mike Beldon Maynard Burstein Lisa & Wade Caldwell Connie & Douglas Dotan Suzanne & Randy Dym Ingrid & Edward Eastman & Family Sara & Barry Harris Karen Mason Anna & Buddy Meyer Jean & Bob Peffers Helenan & Edward Polansky Jennie & Stanley Schoenbaum Linda Schwartz-Wright, Andrew Wright & Family Susan & Larry Siegel Cindy Snyder Beverly & Jim Tsakopulos Marla & Ed Turlington Rene & Marty Wender

IN MEMORY OF: Lewis Richmond

Claudia & Don Bankler


Mary, Gordon, Lucas & Nicholas Weiner


Mary, Gordon, Lucas & Nicholas Weiner


The JCC Board & Staff

WALTER & REBA VINER CHARITABLE FUND IN HONOR OF: Ivy Brook on her Birthday Paul Hart on his Birthday Brenda & Bill Viner Mary Sue & Maurie Kern

IN MEMORY OF: Luise Bankler Lewis Richmond

Mary Sue & Maurie Kern

Immediate Past Chairman of the Board, Danna Halff, accepts a donation at the ribboncutting for the new Vista View Frost Bank from Frost Bank's Judy Choi in recognition of the impact the Barshop Jewish Community Center has within San Antonio and the surrounding community. Also in attendance at the recognition and ribbon cutting: Adam Zeldes, current Board Chairman; David Palans, former Board Chairman; and Aliyah Kuchinsky, Director of Corporate and Community Engagement for the J.

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Barshop JCC "Center Peace", October 2018  
Barshop JCC "Center Peace", October 2018