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Center Peace www.jccsanantonio.org volume 19 • shevat/adar 5778 • february 2018 • number 8 There’s something about this place.® Facility Hours & How to Reach Us

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Calendar

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Member Engagement

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Adult Enrichment & Education

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Family Events & Programs

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Adult Fitness, Recreation & Sports

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Early Childhood Education

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Early Childhood Programs

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Youth Grades K-5 Sports & Fitness

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Grades K-12 Tennis & Aquatics

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Teen and Young Adult

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Tributes

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MVP Spotlight

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Jewish Film Festival

February 17-21 Santikos Palladium IMAX

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Adult Arts & Entertainment

Youth Grades K-5 Programs & Enrichment

HAMLET

JCC 17th Annual

See page 8 for more information.

Steampunk tragedy opens at The Vex Feb. 10. See page 7.

1945 screens Feb. 17

JCC Author & Speaker Series presents

SARGE March 1 7pm • JCC See page 6.

Reach for the

April 5-15

Register by March 9 at www.texasseniorgames.org. For more information, call 210-302-6973.

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.

Celebrate the Holidays with the J!

Enjoy some traditional treats and learn about

Thursday, March 1

Look for our celebration table on the Main Level! (Available while supplies last.)

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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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 www.jccsanantonio.org/aquatics for pool rules.

Tennis Clubhouse

Rosenberg Indoor Comfort is a family

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

Administrative Offices Monday – Friday

owned heating and air conditioning company. We offer a wide range of products and services to our residential and commercial clients. If your furnace or air conditioning needs to be repaired or replaced, we are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you. Rosenberg Indoor Comfort also offers indoor air quality products to help improve the quality of the air in your home or business. Many of our customers have chosen to take advantage of our ComfortClub where we proactively clean their system and help reduce breakdowns throughout the year. This program includes additional discounts on our services and priority service when it’s really hot.

8am-5pm

JCC Fogiel Gift Shop

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

Early Childhood

PROGRAM SERVICES

Monday – Friday

7am-6pm

J-Care Interim Childcare (Babysitting)

Call 210-302-6820 to make reservations. Monday-Friday 8am-12:30pm Monday & Wednesday 4-7:30pm Tuesday & Thursday 4-8pm Sunday 9am-1pm

Our business is about more than just heating and air conditioning. We have been active at the JCC, donating to the Main Event, Fore the Kids golf tournament, and sponsoring the youth soccer program. Rosenberg Indoor Comfort is also a “Friend of the J” sponsor. On a personal level, the JCC has been an integral part of our lives. When I was a kid, I hung out at the JCC. Both of our sons attended the Block and Dreeben School for Young Children, and both of them take part in the camping programs at the JCC. We believe the JCC is such a great organization and we are glad to support it.

Kids Club

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

Senior Adult Services Monday – Thursday

10am-4pm

Youth Lounge (For enrolled members in grades 5-12) Monday – Friday 3-6pm WANT TO CONTACT US?

Main Number 210-302-6820 210-302-6827 Member Services 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 Email jcc@jcc-sa.org Web www.jccsanantonio.org www.facebook.com/jccsanantonio www.twitter.com/barshopjcc www.instagram.com/barshopjcc

If you need a hand with any of your commercial or residential air conditioning or heating needs, please call us at 210-798-8000, or visit our website at www.Rosenbergair.com to learn more about us.

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 Amy Goldstein at 210-302-6866 or martineza@jcc-sa.org.

BARSHOP JCC OF SAN ANTONIO Danna Halff, Chairman of the Board • Saul F. Levenshus, President/CEO Lauren Ross , Vice President/COO • Cindy Medina, Publications Director


february 2018

ALL EVENTS LOCATED AT THE JCC/CAMPUS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. sunday

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JCC 17th Annual

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Senior Lunch 12pm

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Silver Cinema 1pm

Jewish Film Festival

February 17-21 • Santikos Palladium IMAX See page 8 for schedule.

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Senior Lunch 12pm

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Senior Lunch 12pm

JCC Spring Soccer League registration opens to the community

Light candles 5:55pm

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Senior Lunch 12pm

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Senior Lunch 12pm

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Holocaust Memorial Museum Tour 6pm

The Sheldon Vexler Theatre presents Hamlet 8pm

ECD New Family Info Meeting 7pm

Light candles 6:01pm

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Senior Lunch 12pm

Silver Cinema 1pm

The Sheldon Vexler Theatre presents Hamlet 2:30pm

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JCC 17th Annual Jewish Film Festival

The Sheldon Vexler Theatre presents Hamlet 7:30pm

The Sheldon Vexler Theatre presents Hamlet 8pm

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JCC 17th Annual Jewish Film Festival Veterans 26 25 Jewish War 9am

The Sheldon Vexler Theatre presents Hamlet 2:30pm

Senior Lunch 12pm

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The Sheldon Vexler Theatre presents Hamlet 2:30pm

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Shabbat ends 7:06pm

Be good to your heart! See pages 10-12 for some ideas!

Parenting Workshop: Why Good Parents Yell and How to Stop 9:30am & 5pm

COMING IN MARCH The Sheldon Vexler Theatre presents Hamlet through Mar. 4 1: Celebrate the Holidays With the J: Purim JCC Author & Speaker Series presents Sarge ECD Purim Celebration & Megillah Reading 9: Registration deadline for Texas Senior Games 12-16: Spring Break J-Camp 24-25: STARZ presents Once on This Island, Jr 27: Summer J-Camp Open House 28: Celebrate Passover 30: Annual First Night Seder 31: JCC CLOSED | First day of Passover For a full list of events, visit www.jccsanantonio.org/events

CARE

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

A BARSHOP JCC MEMBER-EXCLUSIVE SERVICE

Reservations for J Care may be made up to 48 hours in advance. Call 210-302-6820. FEES Hourly Rate: $3.00 per hour Community Passholders

CARE

10-Hour Discount Punch Card: $20.00 for JCC Members (Community Passholders not eligible) Punch Cards are available for purchase at any JCC Courtesy Desk (Each punch=one hour of care) Free to Family Plus Members

NOTE: Parents will be charged for an additional hour if the stay is over ten minutes from end of reservation.

Should you have any questions, comments or suggestions, share them with us at www.jccsanantonio.org/jcare or contact Aliyah Kuchinsky at 210-302-6827.


member engagement Reach for the stars

Message From the President/CEO Saul F. Levenshus Well, February has arrived and I am already looking forward to warm weather and all the great activities that take place at the JCC in the coming spring and summer months. As the weather begins to heat up, many of our programs will head outside to take advantage of San Antonio’s mild climate. Our Youth Soccer Academy (see page 16) kicks off in mid-March and we anticipate nearly 300 kids ages 4 and up will be enrolled. In April, our swim lessons begin for kids of all ages and then Swim Team dives into action in May. Our Annual Fore the Kids Golf Tournament will take place at the Quarry Golf Club on Friday, May 4. If you play golf or know someone else who does, spread the word and consider joining us for a great day of golf all in support of youth services at the JCC. And for our tennis enthusiasts, warmer weather also means it’s time to get back out onto the courts. If you haven’t already ventured out to meet our team of tennis professionals, I’d urge you to do so. They’ve put together a full schedule of classes, clinics, and leagues aimed at both adults and juniors (see page 11 & 17). And our Tennis Clubhouse provides a perfect complement to the best courts in the area with plenty of free open court time, better and more secure access to the courts, men’s and women’s bathrooms and changing spaces, and areas inside and out to promote socialization and friendship.

And, before you know it, summer camp will be here. Our new J-Camp Brochure was just mailed with all the information needed to help you enjoy another summer of fun at the J. Prospective campers will be able to visit our website and browse the wide range of camp activities and enjoy pictures and memories from last year’s camp. And once you’re registered, the fun really begins. This year’s theme, “Once Upon A Summer” promises to deliver memories to last a lifetime. Our Camp Open House (see page 15) will be held on Tuesday, March 27, from 3-6:30pm. Ask about our early registration discounts, which will be in effect through March 30 for all JCC members. Register early while space exists. But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. There are several great activities and events coming your way indoors that will keep you entertained and enriched over the next several weeks and months. Our 17th Annual Jewish Film Festival opens at the Santikos Palladium IMAX at the RIM, February 17-21, with another great line-up of films. This year’s event promises to be one of our best. Check out the schedule on page 8 or visit our website to purchase your tickets. We are also pleased to present the final lectures from our JCC Author Series, beginning on Thursday, March 1, at 7pm, as the JCC presents “Black Boychik”, featuring Sarge, a stand-up comedian and entertainer, and Emily Paster on

JCC 17th Annual

Jewish Film Festival February 17-21 Santikos Palladium IMAX See page 8 for more information.

An Act of Defiance screens Feb. 19.

April 26 at 7pm on “The Joys of Jewish Preserving”. For more information about either of these events including ticket sales, please visit our website or contact Maya Siler at 210-302-6867. And don’t forget to sign up early for our annual First Night Passover Seder, set for Friday March 30. This fun, family-oriented holiday celebration is always a big hit and a great way to welcome Passover. Of course, let’s not forget that The Sheldon Vexler Theatre (page 7), now in its 19th season. The final two productions this season promise to be outstanding, with performances of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, A Steampunk Tragedy (February 10-March 4), followed by the highly acclaimed production of Steel Magnolias, May 12 – June 10. It all adds up to an exciting few months at the J; and it’s all right there at your fingertips. Browse this issue for more information on all of the above or visit our website for the most up-to-date details on the programs of your choosing. We’re glad the JCC is able to bring you such a broad array of special services and programs. We appreciate your on-going support and we’re glad you belong here. There’s something about this place®.


member engagement Reach for the Motivated Members Earn *Rewards all Year Long!

Your Story: Meet The Pecks Cathy “Cat” and Carl Peck joined the JCC in 2005, having just returned to San Antonio following Carl’s retirement from GUND, a toy company. They found their way to the JCC after a strong recommendation from Dr. Mel Baden, himself a former member AND the person from whom the Pecks purchased their home. “We did! Thanks Dr. Baden!”

Get fit AND rewarded in 2018 – check in to the J for your chance to earn rewards and prizes! Last month, we introduced two new incentives to keep you motivated, moving, and fit!

Both Cathy and Carl have been involved in athletics their entire lives. Cathy played basketball and ran track, while Carl played in the Minnesota Twins organization. “It seems that we have been striving to stay in shape as long as we can remember. The JCC is just the current stage in our attempt to do so. Living close by allows us to work out almost every day, and eliminates the excuses for not showing up.”

The JCC will be giving away $50 in CASH to one member each month for checking in to the J 5 or more times! So make sure, as always, to use our App or your membership card to check-in for your workout. For our year-long incentive, once you reach 25 checkins, you earn a J towel; at 50 check-ins, earn a $25 restaurant.com gift card! Check your reward status by logging in to your Online Services Account and clicking on “View Reward Points.” We can’t wait to reward you! *Some restrictions apply. Members who win the cash prize will be called by Membership and agree to have their photo taken and used for promotional purposes. Visit jccsanantonio.org/currentmembers for further details.

Cathy, who never misses a day of getting her sweat on in group exercise classes, says “The variety of aerobic classes from HiiT, Step It Up, and BodyPump™ are great for me. I can usually find something in the morning or evening that fits into my schedule.” Her hard work and dedication shows! Carl is often seen in the Hendin Fitness Center or swimming in the pool, followed by relaxing in the whirlpool after a hard workout. In addition to fitness, the Pecks enjoy an array of other activities at the JCC, including award-winning productions at The Sheldon Vexler Theatre, attending the Main Event annual fundraiser, San Antonio Symphony performances, and their favorite – massages from the J’s own licensed massage therapist and certified personal trainer, Dee Dee Moore. “The JCC staff is great! The environment also promotes lots of strong friendships that continue away from the J,” Cathy exclaims. “It’s like stepping into your own home… very familiar and comfortable. School kids, basketball and tennis players, swimmers, weight-lifters, senior citizens, and much more. Not your stereotypical gym.” Cathy and Carl, we are glad You Belong Here®!

Share your story at www.jccsanantonio.org, email it (and any photos) to jcc@jcc-sa.org, subject line JCC Story, or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jccsanantonio.

The NEW JCC App is Here!

Make Your Committment to Parr-Tee NOW! ANNUAL JCC GOLF CLASSIC • Friday, May 4 • Quarry Golf Club Don’t Miss It! Proceeds from the event will impact youth and senior adult programs as well as our Summer Inclusion program. Even if you are not a golfer, you can still support the event with a Hole Sponsorship. Visit www.jccsanantonio.org/forethekids or call Tracy Hungate at 210-302-6810.

Step 1: Download the new JCC App. Visit

$50

Step 2: Log-in using your JCC-issued username and password. Not sure if you have one? Send us an email at jcc@jcc-sa.org. Step 3: Scan in at the JCC Courtesy Desk! The app homescreen displays your membership keycard as a barcode.

INVITE A FRIEND TO JOIN live up®

THEY JOIN WITH YOU AS A REFERRAL

*YOU GET $50 CASH

For details, ask inside or visit www.jccsanantonio.org/mgm

www.jccsanantonio.org/mgm

*Restrictions apply

WELCOME to all of our new members. Be sure to pick up your #Live Up® packet at the Membership Office!


adult enrichment and education Reach for the

Senior Chefs (Age: Adult) Get ready to experience Jewish culture in a way everyone can appreciate - by making delectable snacks! Senior Chefs traverses the world of Jewish holidays and their respective foods. No baking experience is needed and participants will receive all necessary ingredients. Space is limited and reservations are required online or by calling 210-302-6860. #ACHEF4, TH, Apr. 5, 10-11am $5 | JCC Member Free Instructor: Maya Siler • Location Senior Room

Intro to Pottery (Age: 15 & Up) Discover the excitement of creating your own handbuilt pottery. Patty will guide you through a variety of projects while you learn the foundations of handbuilding ceramics, including preparing your clay, construction (slabs, coils, and pinch-pots), and special techniques for adding texture and glaze that will make you feel like a pro! Designed for all skill levels, this class is a great introduction to ceramic fundamentals. Supplies included. #ACER, TU, Mar. 6-Apr. 24, 6-8pm $190 | JCC Member $150 Instructor: Patty Hoffman • Location: Senior Room

Israeli Dancing (Age: 15 & Up) Israeli dancing exercises both your body and your mind. Come 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 couples dances. No dance experience or partner needed. Drop-ins welcome: $7 | JCC Member $5 7:30pm: Beginners/warm-up 8:20pm: Intermediate/Advanced MO, Ongoing monthly, 7:15-9:45pm 10-Class Package $60 | JCC Member $40 Instructor: Raphi Sonsino • Location: Dance Studio

Silver Cinema Film Screenings (Age: Adult) Love to go to the movies? Join us at Silver Cinema 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 being screened next, call 210302-6860.

CHARLIE PEARL SENIOR ADULT PROGRAMS Game Room Activities (Age: Adult) Borrow ours or grab your own tiles, a deck of cards, or dominoes and join other seniors for an afternoon of friendly competition. Additional available games include Scrabble, Rummy, and Canasta on Wednesdays from 10am-Noon. 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

Senior Lunch Program (Age: Adult) Enjoy a healthy, fresh, and kosher meal with friends! Monday through Thursday, weekly, beginning at 12pm. Members Only. (Non-members who are considering joining the J are welcome to join.) Enjoy live music the last Thursday of each month, along with a birthday celebration of cake and singing. Speakers such as local professors, experts and entertainers present and join the crowd on select lunch days throughout the year. Check the Senior Moments newsletter for more information. 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.

JCC Author & Speaker Series

Each author event will feature a presentation, Q & A, book sale, & opportunity for book signing with the author. Tickets for all author events are available online at www.jccsanantonio.org/authorspeakerseries or by calling 210-302-6820.

Sarge Thursday, March 1 | 7pm

Black Boychik chronicles the hilarious awe-inspiring journey of a baby boy born Jewish and black, traded for a babka, adopted and raised “white,” while searching for racial heritage. Surviving prejudice, addiction, and homelessness, Black Boychik ultimately is about the miracle of overcoming it all to conquer drugs and alcoholism, making it in show business, and becoming a husband, a father, a son, and a mentor to thousands. Sarge is a stand-up comedian, pianist, and singer; his presentation promises to be one-of-a-kind!

$10 Event Only | $25 Event & Book

First & Third Thursday of each month, 1pm Free • Location: Holzman Auditorium

JCC 17th Annual

Jewish Film Festival February 17-21 Santikos Palladium IMAX See page 8 for more information.

Emily Paster Thursday, Apr. 26 | 7pm

Jewish cooks, even casual ones, are proud of the history of preserved foods in Jewish life, from the time of living in a desert two millennia ago to the era in which Jews lived in European ghettoes with no refrigeration during the last century. Emily’s book includes recipes such as Queen Esther’s Apricot-Poppyseed Jam, Slow Cooker Peach Levkar, and Pear Butter, as well as savory items like Pickled Carrots Two Ways, and Lacto-Fermented Kosher Dills. This event will feature a hands-on demonstration with the author plus a take-away treat for attendees.

$15 Event Only | $35 Event & Book

A Quiet Heart screens Feb. 21.


adult arts 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.

Steampunk Shakespeare Lands at The Vex

Friend of The Vex believes that the audience experience at the Sheldon Vexler Theatre is unique, special and one-of-a-kind. The Friends of The Vex initiative helps support the theatre’s ability to continue to provide that “Vexperience.” 100% of every dollar contributed through Friends of The Vex directly impacts The Vex’s continuing efforts to provide affordable, high-quality, cutting-edge theatre to our community. Thank you to the following 2017-2018 Friends of The Vex (as of 1/3/18): Myra & Arthur Bahme • Melvin Cohen Yolanda & Daniel Escobedo • Shana & Ben Gurwitz Dolores & Ronald Hamilton Rosario Peña Hamilton Ann & Andrew Parsons • Ann Pomerantz Robin & Bryant Pringle • Kelly & Bart Roush David C. Smallwood Stephen J. Kramer Architecture + Design Barbara Uzzell • Wortham

The highly anticipated steampunk adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Hamlet, opens at the Sheldon Vexler Theatre Saturday, Feb. 10. Directed and adapted for The Vex stage by Ken Frazier, this production has been updated a bit with slightly modernized language to fit the alternative-world, steampunk design. The overall story, however, remains the same. Hamlet (John Stillwaggon) has been summoned home to Denmark for his father’s funeral. His mother, Gertrude (Theresa Bishop), has already remarried – and not just any person. She’s married Hamlet’s uncle, Claudius (Jim Mammarella), his deceased father’s brother. To make matters worse, Claudius has crowned himself King of Denmark, even though that title should have gone to Hamlet. There’s a ghost (Rob Barron), a love interest (Chelsea Steele, as Ophelia), a soliloquy or two, and plenty of Shakespearean death to go around. It’s everything anyone who enjoys Shakespeare could want, and more. Written sometime between 1599 and 1602, Hamlet is often considered one of Shakespeare’s most famous and powerful tragedies, and may be among the most influential works of world literature in general. In its entirety, it is also his

longest play; The Vex production will be two and half hours, adapted down from the original fourplus hours. The play is based on a Norse legend written by Saxo Grammaticus in Latin around the year 1200. The original stories, which consists of sixteen books, tell of the rise and fall of rulers of Denmark. Books three and four recount the tale of Amleth, Saxo’s Hamlet. There are multiple editions, or quartos, of Hamlet, each a bit different than the one before. For example, in one, Hamlet’s soliloquy begins “To be or not to be, that is the question,” while in another one, he says “To be or not to be. Aye, there’s the point/To die to sleep, is that all? Aye all.” To adapt the script for The Vex stage, Ken Frazier took elements from each of the various quartos and folios, tweaking words or settings to suit the steampunk theme. The result is not to be missed.

For more information, visit www.jccsanantonio.org/FOV or contact Amy Goldstein at 210-302-6866 or martineza@jcc-sa.org.

JCC 17th Annual

Jewish Film Festival February 17-21 Santikos Palladium IMAX See page 8 for more information.

Performances are Thursdays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2:30pm, February 10 through March 4. Tickets may be purchased online at www.vexler.org/hamlet, or by calling 210-302-6835. The Maestro: In Search of the Last Music screens Feb. 18.

Texas Actors Workshop On-Camera Acting Classes

Attention TV Actors, age 9-99! Texas Actors Workshop offers classes geared towards specific on-camera acting skills, creating real and believable characters, as well as developing and sharpening improvisational, commercial and interview skills. In addition, professional development and combating common myths and falsehoods about the industry will be covered. To see which class is right for you, to register, or for more info, visit www.texasactorsworkshop.com.


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TUESDAY, MARCH 27

SUMMER J-CAMP OPEN HOUSE

Save the Dates! Passover Seder – March 30 Kosher for Passover Community Dinner – April 3

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We Welcome Former Campers & Potential Campers Alike! Campers will enjoy fun, games, and inflatables at the event, while parents will appreciate meeting the camp administrative team and learning more about J-Camp and the registration process. For more information, call the Youth & Camping Office at 210-302-6859.

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YOUTH PERFORMANCE TROUPE

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YOUTH PERFORMANCE TROUPE

March 24-25

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A PARADE!

Purchase your Fiesta Parade tickets at the JCC! Enjoy a San Antonio tradition while helping support San Antonio BBYO! Call the Parade Ticket Hotline at 210-302-6804.

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

For more information, contact Maya Siler at 210-302-6867 or silerm@jcc-sa.org, or visit www.jccsanantonio.org/pwh.

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February is Heart Month!

ADULT BASKETBALL LEAGUES 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. 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.

JCC Step Challenge

Nothing like a little healthy competition to get your heart pumping! Join our Heart Healthy Step Challenge to compete against fellow JCC members to see who can get the most steps in the month of February! For more information: www.jccsanantonio.org/ stepchallenge.

Men’s Open Basketball League Our most competitive league—fast and fun with the focus on competition. Scheduled to play Thursday nights. Men’s League Fees: $480 per team PLUS a refundable $60 forfeit fee & $40 for each player after 8 players, up to 10.

Men’s 50+ Basketball League A fast-paced 3v3 league played half-court for players age 50 and up. Scheduled to play on Tuesday nights. $90 | $60 JCC Members

Interested in a league not listed? Let us know! Contact Kris Todd at 210-302-6825 or toddk@jcc-sa.org.

Tuesday Night Full Court Pick-up Games (Ages 18 & Up)

#IHEARTZUMBA

February is American Heart Month. We all know how much your heart loves cardio! Join us February 1 at our 5:30pm Zumba class in the Dance Studio, and see how Zumba is amazing for both your heart and soul. We will have some fun, enjoy snacks, and who knows, maybe a few other surprises up our sleeves!

New Facebook Fitness Group

Got some fitness-related New Year’s resolutions and goals for 2018? Join the “Fit Day at the J” Facebook group on the Barshop JCC Facebook page. This group will be moderated by some of your favorite JCC Sport and Fitness staff. We will help provide some fun fitness tips, basic nutrition advice, healthy recipes and most of all encouragement to help you make 2018 your healthiest year yet. For more information about the group email Gretchen Hokenson at hokensong@ jcc-sa.org

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 • Free JCC Members Only

SMALL GROUP PERSONAL TRAINING Register at www.jccsanantonio.org/register 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 all age groups. Whether you are curious about adding the soft practice to your usual athletic routine, coping with stiffness from arthritis, or other 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. *Why?  Because this moving meditation has established itself as the ideal way to improve balance, boost brain function and increase endurance. All levels of physical abilities can enjoy the opportunity to become more aware of breath and body placement, core balance and strength, and coordination and agility. #SFTC1, FR, Feb. 2-Mar. 23, 9-10am (Beginner Class) • $120 | JCC Member $80 #SFTC2, WE, Mar. 7-Apr. 25, 9-10am (Practitioner Class - Must complete 8 weeks of Beginner Tai Chi to register for Practitioner Class) $120 | JCC Member $80 Instructor: Anita Lemon • Location: Dance Studio

Tai Chi limited to 10 participants.

Be Good to Your *Guf: Heart Healthy Diet - 8 Steps to Prevent Heart Disease 1. Control your portion size: How much you eat is just as important as what you eat. Overloading your plate, taking seconds and eating until you feel stuffed can lead to eating more calories than you should. Use a small plate or bowl to help control your portions. Eat larger portions of low-calorie, nutrient-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, and smaller portions of highcalorie, high-sodium foods, such as refined, processed or fast foods. This strategy can shape up your diet as well as your heart and waistline. 2. Eat more vegetables and fruits: Vegetables and fruits are good sources of vitamins and minerals. Featuring vegetables and fruits in your diet can be easy. Keep vegetables washed and cut in your refrigerator for quick snacks. Keep fruit in a bowl in your kitchen so that you’ll remember to eat it. Choose recipes that have vegetables or fruits as the main ingredients, such as vegetable stirfry or fresh fruit mixed into salads. 3. Select whole grains: Whole grains are good sources of fiber and other nutrients that play a role in regulat-

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ing blood pressure and heart health. You can increase the amount of whole grains in a heart-healthy diet by making simple substitutions for refined grain products. Or be adventuresome and try a new whole grain, such as whole-grain farro, quinoa or barley. 4. Limit unhealthy fats: Limiting how much saturated and trans fats you eat is an important step to reduce your blood cholesterol and lower your risk of coronary artery disease. A high blood cholesterol level can lead to a buildup of plaques in your arteries, called atherosclerosis, which can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. An easy way to add healthy fat (and fiber) to your diet is ground flaxseed. Flaxseeds are small brown seeds that are high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Studies have found that flaxseeds may help lower cholesterol in some people. You can grind the seeds in a coffee grinder or food processor and stir a teaspoon of them into yogurt, applesauce or hot cereal. 5. Choose low-fat protein sources: Lean meat, poultry and fish, low-fat dairy products, and eggs are some of your best sources of protein. But be careful to choose lower fat options, such as skim milk rather than whole

milk and skinless chicken breasts rather than fried chicken patties. 6. Reduce the sodium in your food · Healthy adults have no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of sodium a day (about a teaspoon of salt) · People age 51 or older, African-Americans, and people who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease have no more than 1,500 mg of sodium a day 7. Plan ahead: Create daily menus: You know what foods to feature in your heart-healthy diet and which ones to limit. Now it’s time to put your plans into action. Create daily menus using the six strategies listed above. 8. Allow yourself an occasional treat: Allow yourself an indulgence every now and then. A candy bar or handful of potato chips won’t derail your heart-healthy diet. But don’t let it turn into an excuse for giving up on your healthy-eating plan. Adapted from www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heartdisease/in-depth/heart-healthy-diet/art-20047702?pg=1


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ADULT TENNIS LEAGUES

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

TENNIS

ADULT TENNIS CLINICS

One Session: $60 | JCC Member $40 Drop-in Rate: $22 | JCC Member $15 Each Tennis Clinic will consist of one hour of instruction and drills, followed by 30 minutes of match play.

Mixed Doubles Progressive League

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

Ladies’ Doubles Progressive League Participants

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

MONDAY Intermediate Clinic (Age: Adult) For players who have control of their ground strokes and footwork and are ready to learn strategy. #TINCM, Feb. 5-26, Mar. 5-26, Apr. 2-23, Apr. 30-May 21, 9-10:30am

Beginner’s Clinic (Age: Adult) Learn the basics of tennis: forehand, backhand, service strokes, and rules. #TBCM, Feb. 5-26, Mar. 5-26, Apr. 2-23, Apr. 30-May 21, 7-8:30pm

Men’s Singles League Participants will play different 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

TUESDAY All Levels Clinic (Age: Adult) Intense drills at your skill level. #TALCT, Feb. 6-27, Mar. 6-27, Apr. 3-24, May 1-22, 7-8:30pm

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

AQUATICS

Total Immersion Swimming (Age: Adult) Work less, swim better, and enjoy swimming more! Designed for new, experienced, fitness, and competitive swimmers, these private swim lessons teach you to become an energy-conscious swimmer by using your entire body. 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: 18 & Up) 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 Instructor: Susan Ingraham and Tiitta Elias Location: Pool

#TBCW, Feb. 7-28, Mar. 7-28, Apr. 4-25, May 2-23, 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, Feb. 7-28, Mar. 7-28, Apr. 4-25, May 2-23, 7-8:30pm

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

FRIDAY All Levels Clinic (Age: Adult) Intense drills at your skill level. #TALCF, Feb. 2-23, Mar. 2-23, Apr. 13-May 4, May 11-June 1, 9-10:30am

Come on out and play Pickleball at the J!

Pickleball courts are available to JCC Members with reservations, which may be made up to 2 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.

April 5-15

25 Events for Adults 50 and better! Visit www.texasseniorgames.org or call 210-302-6870 for more information.

Live Stronger, Healthier, Better Introducing a New JCC Personal Trainer Rachel Harris, a native Californian, moved to San Antonio in 2016. As a mother of two young toddlers, she has embraced the challenge of finding ways to stay fit, and time management. Rachel has a passion for nutrition, and has several years’ experience as a yoga instructor, personal trainer, and group instructor. She has her Personal Trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and is an American Council on Exercise weight management specialist. Rachel is excited to help members reach their goals by building strength to live the life they want.

To learn more about personal trainers, visit www.jccsanantonio.org/personaltrainers. A JCC Member-Exclusive Benefit


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ONGOING GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES MONDAY

Start

5:55

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

BodyPump™- Michelle-CS

6:00

THURSDAY

ZUMBA®-Angela-DS

HiiT-Gretchen-CS

■ Jacki Sorensen

■ Jacki Sorensen

Aerobic Dance - G

Aerobic Dance - G

Cardio Fitness Blast!-Audrey -CS

Aerobic Dance - G

■ Jacki Sorensen

Aerobic Dance - G

8:30

Cycle 55-Audrey-TS

9:00

Muscles in Motion-Angela-G BodyPump™- Jessica-CS

Step It Up-Angela-CS

Muscles in Motion-Audrey-G BodyPump™- Jessica-CS

Step Interval-Anna-CS

◆ Aquafit-Gretchen-P

◆ Power H20-Naomi-P

◆ Aquafit-Angela-P

◆ Power H20-Naomi-P

10:00 Pilates Mat-Anita-AD T.B.C-Anna-CS

11:00 Fit 4 Life-Roberta-AD

Cycle & Core-Layla-TS

NIA-Brenda-CS Fit 4 Life-Gretchen-AD

Pilates Foam Roller-Anita-AD T.B.C-Audrey-CS Fit 4 Life-Naomi-AD

NIA-Brenda-CS

Muscles in Motion-Gretchen-G BodyPump™- Cindy-CS ◆ Aquafit-Lisa-P Pilates Mat-Anita-AD Fit 4 Life-Roberta-AD Gentle Yoga-Mary-DS

12:15

Barre Express-Roberta-DS ZUMBA®-Rocio-DS

■ Jacki Sorensen

ZUMBA®-Rocio/Francesca-DS

6:00 Conditioning-Mandi-CS

Fitness Fusion-Cindy-CS Cycle 55-Cesar-TS

Conditioning-Mandi-CS

Fitness Fusion-Cindy-CS Cycle 55-Cesar-TS

6:30

Yoga Flow-Mary-DS

7:00

Aerobic Dance - G

T.B.C.-Gretchen-CS Fit 4 Life-Audrey-AD

■ Jacki Sorensen

Aerobic Dance - G Hiit Barre - Layla-DS

Pilates Inspired-Paty-CS

BodyPump™- Cindy-CS

Aerobic Dance - G

Yoga Flow-Mary-DS Pilates Inspired-Paty-CS

BodyPump™- Cindy-CS

ZUMBA®-Angela/ Victoria-DS

Yoga-Carolyn- DS

10:00

™ BodyPump-Jackie-CS

11:00

Yoga-Carolyn-DS

■ Jacki Sorensen

Cycle 55-Beth-TS

Yoga-Roberta-DS

Yoga Flow-Anita-DS

ZUMBA®-Rocio-DS

SUNDAY 9:00

HiiT-Gretchen/Katie-CS

10:00 Hiit Barre - Layla-DS

■ Jacki Sorensen

SATURDAY 9:00

BodyPump™-Michelle-CS Power Yoga-Layla-DS

8:00

5:30

FRIDAY

If a class does not average a minimum of 8 participants per month, the JCC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the class. AD: TS: MS: G: DS: CS: P:

Auditorium Training Studio Motor Skills Gymnasium Dance Studio Conditioning Studio Pool

Main Level Lower Level Main Level Lower Level Lower Level Lower Level Outdoors/ Lower Level

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, ◆ Free to Membership Plus Only (some restrictions apply) or Daily/Monthly Fees apply. All Participants Must Check in at the CID with their Membership Card Before Class. Class Locations/Instructors Subject to Change.

The American Heart Association recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate cardio exercise 5 times a week totaling 150 minutes a week. u Aquafit Pool workout using water resistance that is easy on the joints. JCC Members Only. $5/class or $25/month. Free to Membership Plus. 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. Classes are first come/first served. To participate, sign in at the S&F desk to get a pass for class. (No Pass No 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 this class done from 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 fitness class mixing elements of ballet, yoga, and Pilates to give maximum results in developing stamina and a sculpted dancer’s physique. Space is limited to 12 participants so arrive early. Muscles in Motion Weight-training class using dumbbells, flexibility 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 hand-held buoys. Register at the Sports & Fitness Courtesy Desk. JCC Members Only. $5/class or $25/month. Free to Membership Plus. 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 490-1283 or Elaine Gardner at 885-5094. 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 muscular endurance, strength and flexibility. Yoga Flow A multi-level class recommended for all thoe 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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Teacher Professional Development On Monday, February 19, ECD will be closed for teacher in-service.

PARENTING WORKSHOPS

Farmyard Stock Show Comes to Block and Dreeben School for Young Children On Tuesday, February 13, children in the early childhood program will participate in our annual visit with Cowgirl Cheri and her farmyard animals. They will have the opportunity to see a miniature horse and donkey, goat, sheep, llama, calf, chickens, ducks, and rabbits. Children from our sister schools in the Cultural Friendship Exchange program are invited, as well as parents in our program.

Jewish Value of the Month: Kindness to Animals In Jewish teaching, compassion, one of the highest virtues, is to be extended to animals as well as to humans. There is even a rule in the Talmud that before sitting down to a meal one must first see that the domestic animals are fed. Tza’ar Ba’alei Chayim, kindness to animals, is a mitzvah that can easily engage young children. At the Block and Dreeben School for Young Children, we will read stories about kindness to animals, demonstrate kindness to the animals who will visit the school in February, and talk about how children can be kind to the animals that live in their home.

New Family Meeting

A meeting will be held for prospective families who want to learn about the nationally accredited Block and Dreeben School for Young Children on Wednesday, February 7, at 7pm. The philosophy and curriculum will be highlighted, and a tour of the classrooms will be given. Reservations to attend can be made by registering online at www.jccsanantonio.org/newfamily. Registration opens February 7 for current JCC Members and February 12 for the Community.

JCC 17th Annual

Why Good Parents Yell and How to Stop Why do we yell and how can we disrupt the cycle? In this workshop, you’ll learn a 9-step process to stop yelling, and create calmer, happier homes.

#PW2A, MO, Feb. 26, 9:30-11am • #PW2B, MO, Feb. 26, 5-6pm $10 | JCC Member Free Facilitator: Cindy Berman, Parent Educator

Kids and Technology The prevalence of electronic media in the lives of young children means that they are spending an increasing number of hours engaged with screens, including televisions, computers, smartphones, tablets, and handheld game devices. Join us for a discussion to help parents make informed decisions on how your child interacts with electronic media and technology. #PW3A, TU, Mar. 27, 9:30-11am • #PW3B, TU, Mar. 27, 5-6pm $10 | JCC Member Free Facilitator: Cindy Berman, Parent Educator

Ways to Be a More Effective Parent Parenting is a learned skill. There are things you can do to help make your parenting practices more effective and enjoyable. Join us for a discussion of 10 tips to become the best parent you can be.

Jewish Film Festival

#PW4A, TU, May 1, 9:30-11am • #PW4B, TU, May 1, 5-6pm $10 | JCC Member Free Facilitator: Cindy Berman, Parent Educator

February 17-21 Santikos Palladium IMAX See page 8 for more information.

Register at www.jccsanantonio.org/register. No drop-ins or refunds. Babysitting is available for JCC Members at the usual JCare rate by calling 210-302-6820. Workshops meet in room 229.

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Online Registration available for most classes at www.jccsanantonio.org/register. “Pre-K” means children age 5 entering Kindergarten fall 2018. Hola Amigos! (Ages: 4-PreK) We make it fun to learn Spanish with a collection of games, stories, and music! This high-energy class will stimulate your child’s musical and language development. Includes a CD (“Spanish and English Sing and Learn”), coloring pages, and parent guide. #ECHA2, TH, Mar. 22-May 17, 4-4:45pm • $189 | JCC Member $126 Instructor: Zaira Simoneen • Location: ECD Room 1

Dino Discovery (Ages: 3-PreK) Dig for clues about different types of dinosaurs in fun fiction and non-fiction books. Pretend you’re a dinosaur and learn how they lived. Activities include story time, art, music, and games. #ECDINO, WE, Apr. 25-May 16, 4:15-5pm $72 | JCC Member $48 Instructor: Melissa Tarun • Location: Room 227

Art Potpourri (Ages: 3-PreK) Building, painting with watercolors, working with collage, gluing, cutting, and more in an encouraging atmosphere. #ECAP2, TH, Mar. 22-May 17, 3-3:45pm $202 | JCC Member $135 Instructor: Susan Oaks • 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, our class will explore drama through puppets, nursery rhymes, acting games, songs, and more, all the while encouraging confidence in every child. #ECRS2, TH, Mar. 22-May 17, 3-3:45pm $176 | JCC Member $117 Instructor: Jessie Manley • Location: Motor Skills Room

Alphabet Engineers (Ages: 3-PreK) This class combines alphabet story time with creative building for letter and sound recognition. We will explore physics by using objects such as LEGO®, clay, blocks, and other fun hands-on materials to build letters!

#ECAE, FR, Mar. 23-Apr. 20, 4:15-5pm • Class will not meet Apr. 6 $72 | JCC Member $48 Instructor: Melissa Tarun • Location: JCare

Celebrate the Holidays with the J! Enjoy some traditional treats

Kick & Play Soccer (Ages: 12-24 months with Parent/Caregiver) Kick & Play, by the creators of Super Soccer Stars, is a parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers. Experienced instructors, along with puppet friends, Mimi & Pepe, take you both through a world of physical activity. Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging music help to develop skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick, and play – all while having a blast! #ECKP2, SU, Mar. 18-May 16, 9:30-10:10am $140 | JCC Member $120 Instructor: Super Soccer Stars • Location: Gym

Super Soccer Stars I (Ages: 2-3) Learn soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Classes kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action. Individual, partner, and group activities are then introduced to optimize the experience for each child. Every session culminates in an age-appropriate scrimmage. Positive reinforcement and low child-to-coach ratio ensures that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun! #ECSSS1B, SU, Mar. 18-May 13, 10:20-11am $140 | JCC Member $120 Instructor: Super Soccer Stars • Location: Gym

Mini All Sport Class (Ages: 3.5-PreK) Are you trying to get your child interested in being active and playing sports? This class covers a variety of sports your child can learn more about, including basketball, soccer, and tee-ball. #MSPA, MO, Mar. 19-May 14, 3-3:30pm • $90 | JCC Member $54 Instructor: Kristofer Todd • Location: Gym

Munchkin Tee-ball (Ages: 3.5-PreK) Would you like your munchkin to become the next Babe Ruth? Enroll them in our Munchkin Tee-ball class to get the ball rolling! This beginner class will help them develop the necessary skills needed to participate in our tee-ball league this summer. Make sure your child comes prepared to all practices with a glove, cleats, and plenty of water to keep them hydrated! #MTBALL, WE, Mar. 21-May 16, 3-3:30pm • $90 | JCC Member $54 Instructor: Kristofer Todd • Location: Field

Mini Soccer Class (Ages: 3.5-PreK) This class is perfect for preparing for next spring’s league. Your little one will learn/develop basic motor skills while learning the fundamentals. Players need to bring cleats and shin guards. #MINSOC, TH, Mar. 22-May 17, 3-3:30pm • $90 | JCC Member $54 Instructor: Kristofer Todd • Location: Gym

TUESDAY, MARCH 27

Super Soccer Stars II (Ages: 3-5) The focal point at this age group is for each child to become comfortable with the ball by developing skills such as dribbling, shooting, and the introduction of passing. Each class includes activities that involve dribbling techniques and moves to promote confidence. Skill-building activities, such as juggling, will be introduced, along with the concept of teamwork. #ECSSS2B, SU, Mar. 18-May 13, 11:10am-12pm $140 | JCC Member $120 Instructor: Super Soccer Stars • Location: Gym

Tees Fore Tots Golf (Ages: 3-PreK) Sign up for this new class giving 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, Mar. 20-May 15, 3-3:30pm #ECTFT2B, TU, Mar. 20-May 15, 3:30-4pm $202 | JCC Member $135 Instructor: Kids On Course • Location: Motor Skills Room

SUMMER J-CAMP OPEN HOUSE

3-6:30pm

If your child is entering Kindergarten in the fall, we hope to see you at Open House! See page 15 for details.

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Little Yogis (Ages: 3-PreK) Join the fun in this 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. #ECLY2A, WE, Mar. 21-May 16, 3-3:30pm #ECLY2B, WE, Mar. 21-May 16, 3:30-4pm $202 | JCC Member $135 Instructor: Kristen Baggett • Location: Motor Skills Room

Thursday, March 1

Look for our celebration table on the Main Level! (Available while supplies last.)

Tumblebus (Ages: 3-PreK) This awesome bus is a fully-padded gymnasium on wheels with equipment designed for young children. Activities focus on developing gross motor skills, including tumbling, coordination, concentration, and balance. #ECTB2A, FR, Mar. 23-May 18, 3:30-4pm #ECTB2B, FR, Mar. 23-May 18, 4-4:30pm Class will not meet: Apr. 6, 27 $168 | JCC Member $112 Instructor: Alamo Heights Gymnastics Location: Tumblebus at the JCC

JCC Spring Soccer Academy (Ages: Pre-K)

The JCC’s Soccer Academy is run twice a year and is one of the J’s most popular youth sports leagues. Soccer Academy is a great opportunity for younger players to learn the fundamentals of soccer, while older players are encouraged to further develop their skills. Players will be placed on a team and will receive weekly staff-led practices along with practices run by their coaches. Purchase your JCC Soccer Package (includes soccer ball, shin guards & water bottle) for only an additional $20! #SOC5 • *MO, March 19-May 28, 4-4:45pm Feb. 5: Opens to Community $130 | JCC Member $90 Visit www.jccsanantonio.org/socceracademy for league schedules and *No Class Days.


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TUESDAY, MARCH 27 BARSHOP JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

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After School Care school care after

after school (A JCCcare Member-Exclusive Service)

Call 210-302-6859 for space availability! after school The JCC Kids Club is care 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! For more information, call the Youth & Camping Office at 210-302-6859. DATES TO NOTE Kids Club will be closed on the following holidays: April 6 – Passover • *May 28 – Memorial Day *Kids Club is closed, but JCC Sports & Fitness facilities are OPEN 8am-6pm! WHEN SCHOOL IS OUT, THE J IS IN! Looking for something fun for your child to do during all those spring school holidays? Daytrippers are the answer! Each day includes an exciting field trip and fun activities at the JCC. To register or find out more information about our plans for each Daytripper, visit www. jccsanantonio.org/daytrippers. March 30 – Good Friday • April 27 – Battle of Flowers

The JCC Summer Camp program is accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA). The American Camping Association is “dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults through the camp experience.” According to ACA, the following are benefits for children attending camp:

• Camp is for everyone – all interests, ages, abilities, budgets, and personal schedules.

• Camp is more than a place; it is an experience that gives kids a world of good.

• Camp offers a supervised, positive environment in the outdoors where kids can laugh and grow within a set of controlled boundaries.

• Camp programs provide opportunities to develop key life skills: responsibility, cooperation, courage, and self-esteem.

J-Camp has received accreditation status since 2004. There are more than 300 criteria the camp is evaluated on. Our camp is only one of five that is accredited by ACA in the San Antonio area. You can be proud knowing that you made the right choice for your child!

SUMMER J-CAMP OPEN HOUSE 3-6:30pm

We Welcome Former Campers & Potential Campers Alike!

Campers will enjoy fun, games, and inflatables at the event, while parents will appreciate meeting the camp administrative team and learning more about J-Camp and the registration process. For more information, call the Youth & Camping Office at 210-302-6859.

10th anniversary of Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), a global campaign to advance disability inclusion in Jewish communities. Over the past 18 months, the Barshop JCC has undertaken an effort to assess our readiness to respond to the needs of those differently abled. With support from the JCC Board of Directors and funds received through grants from a consortium that includes the Gladys & Ralph Lazarus Family Foundation and the Jewish Federation, we have undertaken a two year self-assessment to help us identify emerging needs, develop a series of referral and collaborative resources, and create new networks and paths to strengthen our support for these individuals. This past November, in an effort to raise awareness and identify new resources, the JCC sponsored a film presentation of Life, Animated from the ReelAbilities Film Festival, the largest film festival in the country dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. We also hosted a panel discussion with members from the San Antonio community involved with accessibility including; Morgan’s Wonderland’s entertainment director, HEB’s Diversity and Inclusion manager, and specialists from the JCC, NISD, and Temple Beth El. In December, our JCC was represented at a special Inclusion Think Tank hosted by the JCC’s of North America, to shape a continental initiative to support inclusion in the JCC movement. These events and conversations to address common needs and concerns serve to support both our JCC members and our community at large and have further informed us as we strive to meet those needs.

Our summer Inclusion Camp, now in its fourteenth year, continues to support families with children that have different needs and who are fully included in day-to-day Summer J-Camp activities. With support facilitators in ratios of 1:1 or 1:2, we provide opportunities for campers with different abilities through arts and crafts, sports, nature, dance, and water acclimation activities, all integrated in the typical camp day. As a direct result of our summer inclusion services, our ECD and After School staff and program directors are more aware and better prepared to meet the needs of young families. In the coming months, we will also be conducting a survey to further assist us in collecting information to help develop activities designed to engage and serve young adults with different abilities.

Refer to our Inclusive Programming tab on our jccsanantonio.org website (on our home page under “About Us”) and look for the new Inclusion key on the web and in our printed guides; when a program or event is accessible, we will include this graphic to highlight programs or services of interest to differently abled individuals and their significant others. An example may be a film screening that includes the option to check out a loop, the inclusion program with Summer J-Camp, or an event that is wheelchair accessible, such as the Film Festival or an author lecture. To alert us to your special need, contact Betsy Cowan, Special Needs and Inclusion Project Manager, at cowanb@ jcc-sa.org or call 210302-6824. We mean it when we say “you belong here®”!

Support our Inclusion Programs Through the JCC’s Annual Golf Tournament. See page 5 for details.


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Save the Dates! Passover Seder – March 30 Kosher for Passover Community Dinner – April 3

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Online registration available for most classes at www.jccsanantonio.org/register. Mixed Media (Grades: K-3) This class will be defined by “mixed media” projects using various materials and methods: watercolors, sculpture, drawing, cutting, collaging, felting, and exploring with shapes and patterns. The goal of the class will be encouraging, questioning, and discovery in an age-appropriate way. #YMM2, TH, Mar. 22-May 17, 4-4:45pm $202 | JCC Member $135 Instructor: Susan Oaks • Location: Motor Skills Room

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, WE, Mar. 21-May 16, 4-4:45pm $180 | JCC Member $120 Instructor: Roberta Varela-Hein • Location: Motor Skills Room

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For more information about these programs, please visit www.jccsanantonio.org/family.

JCC Spring Soccer Academy (Grades: K-5)

Soccer Academy is a great opportunity for younger players to learn the fundamentals of soccer, while older players are encouraged to further develop their skills. Players will be placed on a team and will receive weekly staff-led practices along with practices run by their coaches. Purchase your JCC Soccer Package (includes soccer ball, shin guards & water bottle) for only an additional $20! $130 | JCC Member $90

Girls, Grades: K-1 #SOCGK1 *MO, March 19-May 28, 5-5:50pm Boys, Grades: K-1 #SOCBK1 *TU, March 20-May 29, 4-4:50pm Girls, Grades 2-3 #SOCG23 *TU, March 20-May 29, 5-5:50pm

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...is a supplemental Jewish studies program exclusively for Jewish children attending the Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Language Academy, providing education in the areas of Jewish life, holidays, morals, culture and text. JAS at the J allows children to explore and learn about their Jewish roots and traditions in a fun and exciting manner. For more information, contact Rachel at rustinr@jcc-sa.org or 210-302-6969.

Be a JCC youth league sponsor! JCC youth leagues welcome over 1,000 young athletes each year through t-ball/machine pitch, flag football, soccer, swimming, tennis, and basketball! Our leagues help teach the fundamentals of each sport while emphasizing the importance of teamwork and building camaraderie. You can help support these programs by becoming a youth league sponsor; the win for you is each sponsor is entitled to a banner on the ball field, gymnasium, tennis courts, or at the pool. Visit www.jccsanantonio.org/ylsponsor or call Amy at 210-302-6866 to learn more.

Boys, Grades 2-3 #SOCB23 *WE, March 21-May 30, 4-4:50pm Girls, Grades 4-5 #SOCG45 *WE, March 21-May 30, 5-5:50pm Boys, Grades 4-5 #SOCB45 *TH, March 22-May 31, 4-4:50pm Visit www.jccsanantonio.org/socceracademy for league schedules and *No Class Days.

Thank you to Briones Consulting & Engineering, Ltd., Rosenberg Indoor Comfort, and Scuba Smiles Pediatric Dentistry for supporting the JCC’s Youth Leagues.


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TENNIS

Session 2: Feb. 5-Mar. 1 Session 3: Mar. 5-Apr. 5 • Session 4: Apr. 9-May 3 Session 5: May 7-31

Visit us at www.jccsanantonio.org/tennis to view ‘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: $250 | JCC Member $200 per session 4 X wk: $310 | JCC Member $270 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

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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.  Registration is monthly for each swim group. Platinum, Bronze, and Silver groups are Member-Exclusive classes, while our Gold group is open to the Community based on availability (registration opens the 15th of the month). All swimmers and parents must sign the Swim Club agreement available at the Sports & Fitness Desk. 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.

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Meets Sept./Oct./March/April Novice: TU/TH | Intermediate: MO/WE, 4-4:30pm JCC Member-Exclusive program: $32 per month Instructors: Coach JD Chacon (Intermediate), Coach Luke Saroni (Novice)

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. 

FULL/WAIT LIST MO-TH, ongoing monthly Sept.-March, 4-4:40pm JCC Member-Exclusive program: $40 per month Instructor: Susan Ingraham

One Star & Two Star $22 | JCC Member $15 Three Star & Four Star $35 | JCC Member $22

Coming This Summer • ELITE Tennis Camp • June 4 - August 3 For tournament-level players entering grades 7-12 www.jccsanantonio.org/elitetennis

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.

FULL/WAIT LIST MO-TH, ongoing monthly Sept.-March, 4:45-5:45pm JCC Member-Exclusive program: $55 per month Instructor: Susan Ingraham

Gold Group (Ages: 13 & Up) 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: must be able to swim 6 * 100 Free at 2:30 interval. MO-TH, ongoing monthly, Sept.-April, 5:45-7pm $105 | $70 JCC Member per month Instructor: Mark Saroni

SUMMER SWIM TEAM PREP WITH COACH SUSAN

Get Ready to SPRING into SUMMER swimming! Participants will be prepared for the upcoming Summer Swim Season with this instructional class which covers proper technique in all four competitive strokes. Dives, turns, and racing tips will also be presented to make sure each swimmer has a positive start to their summer league experience. Member priority for registration begins March 1, registration opens to the community March 23 if space is available. MO/WE, April 2-25 (ages 7-9 yrs) 4:30-5pm (max 25) • (ages 10-12 yrs) 5-5:30pm (max 25) • $48 | JCC Member $32

TU/TH, April 3-26 • (ages 7-9 yrs) 4-4:30pm (max 25) $48 | JCC Member $32 (Silver Swimmers or w/Coach’s Permission ONLY), 4:30-5:30pm $60 | $40 JCC Member (max 35) Instructor: Head Coach Susan Ingraham • Location: Pool

SEA SERPENTS

SAVE THE DATES 2ND ANNUAL SPLASH AND DASH SERIES: MAY 6 JUNE 3 JULY 1 & 29

JCC SEA SERPENTS SUMMER SWIM TEAM

Push your skills beyond the JCC’s Swim Club and join the JCC Stingrays Summer Swim Team. Open to swimmers ages 5-18 years as of June 1, 2018. JCC members only. Practices will begin Monday, May 7. Practices: Monday – Thursday • Novice Team (Beginner Swimmer), 4-4:45pm Must be able to swim 25 meters without assistance Junior Team (Intermediate Swimmer), 4:45-5:30pm Must be able to swim a minimum of 3 strokes Senior Team (Advanced Swimmer), 5:30-6:30pm All 4 strokes 100 meters within a time limit

Join us for a unique Aquathlon experience! The JCC is partnering with Paragon Training to host a Splash and Dash for youth ages 6-17. Featuring a two-stage race involving swimming and running.

Group placement based upon ability and not age. The swim coach will determine what group a child should participate in. Parent/Guardian must volunteer at all swim meets, at home and away, including Championship Meet.

For more information about the race series, contact Tracy Schuleman at 210-302-6909 or visit www.jccsanantonio.org/splashdash.

Practice and Meet Schedule available on website. Parent Meeting will be scheduled prior to the first practice. JCC Member-Exclusive Program $114 Instructor: Head Coach Mark Saroni • Location: Pool


teen & young adult Explore your Now Hiring for Summer Positions! BBYO San Antonio has two amazing chapters: the AZA Erich Weiss chapter for boys, and BBG Sababa chapter for girls. This popular youth-led program for Jewish teens in high school helps youth enhance 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 well as Jewish teens from all over the country • Form a stronger connection with their Jewish community • Enhance their personal development as they venture on their Jewish Journey Spring Kickoff Join us for our Annual Super Bowl Party, February 4 at the JCC. We will provide the pizza, drinks and the Super Bowl on a huge projection screen. All you have to do is come and bring your Jewish friends in grades 8-12. RSVP to Devin Billstein at billsteind@jcc-sa.org. For a full calendar of events and even more information on San Antonio BBYO, visit www.jccsanantonio.org/bbyo. Membership Fees: $149 for all four years. Additional fees for regional and local events. Visit http://bbyo.org/azabbg/membership/ to register your teen. If you would like to find out more about BBYO or other Teen programs, contact Devin Billstein, BBYO City Director, at 210-302-6869 or billsteind@jcc-sa.org.

Looking for an awesome job? Look no further than the JCC because full- and part-time positions are available in our Summer Camp and Aquatics programs. J-Camp is looking for energetic young adults to lead groups of campers during the summer. Make a difference this summer while having fun! For more information about both camp and aquatics, please visit www.jccsanantonio.org/employment.

Fiesta Parades: April 27 & 28 Purchase your Fiesta Parade tickets at the J and enjoy a San Antonio tradition while helping support BBYO!

Call the ticket hotline: 210-302-6804.

American Red Cross Lifeguard/BSI Classes at the JCC

Save the Date • April 8 J-Serve San Antonio is a great way for teens in grades 7-12 to hang out with old friends, make some new friends, and improve the community! Come with your friends, volunteer at a local non-profit organization, and receive community service hours.

Interested in a great summer job or challenging career as a professional lifeguard? Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED, and other skills you need to work as a professional lifeguard. Visit www.jccsanantonio.org for details on upcoming classes.

There’s no cost and no experience necessary. More than 10,000 Jewish teens from around the world will participate. For more info, contact Devin Billstein at 210-302-6869 or billsteind@jcc-sa.org.

2018 JCC Maccabi Games® August 5-10 The 2018 JCC Maccabi Games® experience is open to Jewish teens ages 13 to 16 as of July 31, 2018. Come join other Jewish teens from around the country at this week-long event to be held in Orange County, CA! Guys and gals can compete in Basketball, Soccer, Golf, Table Tennis, Tennis, Lacrosse, Swimming, or Girls Volleyball. All athletes will also participate in great activities like host family night, fun social events, and Day of Caring and Sharing! If you would like to find out more about the JCC Maccabi Games®, contact Devin Billstein at 210-302-6869 or billsteind@jcc-sa.org.

Introducing: Jewish Teen Intramurals Attention ALL San Antonio Jewish Teens in Grades 8-12!

TEEN Intramurals

Join us on the fields of the Barshop Jewish Community Center on select Sundays for our pick-up intramural sports league. We will provide a supervised venue with fun, sports, snacks, drinks and your friends! If you would like to find out more about the Jewish Teen Intramural League, including which Sundays to participate and how to register, visit www.jccsanantonio.org/jewishteenintramurals or contact Devin Billstein at 210-302-6869 or billsteind@jcc-sa.org.


thank you for your support

make your online donation at www.jccsanantonio.org/tributes Honor, Remember, or Wish Someone Well with a Tribute to a JCC Fund. Contributions can be submitted in person, online at www.jccsanantonio.org/tributes 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

TRIBUTES EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER ENRICHMENT FUND IN MEMORY OF: Reymundo Gonzales, father of Letie Gonzales Negrete Kathy Mittler LOUIS AND ROSE ESSTMAN EDUCATIONAL FUND IN HONOR OF: Luise and Morris Bankler Jacqueline & Brian Bankler IN MEMORY OF: Rose & Louis Esstman Ethel & Oscar Schwartz Linda Schwartz-Wright & Andrew Wright HOLOCAUST EDUCATION FUND OF JEWISH STUDIES IN HONOR OF: Victoria Aarons Coleen Grissom JCC FUTURE PROJECTS & NEW INITIATIVES IN HONOR OF: Ava & Jeffrey Weinstein Marianne & Stuart Taussig CHARLIE PEARL FUND IN HONOR OF: Linda Kaufman’s Special Birthday Iris & Warren Lieberman Cathy Pottorf and Isabel Resendez Carmela Case Phyllis Ringel Iris Lieberman Carmela Case Pearl Gossen JOEL PULLEN PRESIDENT’S FUND IN HONOR OF: Danna Halff Susan Susser & Al McCall Randy Pulman’s Birthday Amy & Perry Wulfe LEONARD AND GLORIA SEITZMAN FUND IN MEMORY OF: Gloria & Leonard Seitzman Jerry Seitzman WALTER & REBA VINER CHARITABLE FUND IN HONOR OF: Joan Fries’s Birthday Wade Monroe’s Birthday Mary Sue & Maurie Kern IN MEMORY OF: Myrna & Dan Raffkind Mary Sue & Maurie Kern


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Richard H. Lazor, D.D.S.

Our Doctor A native of San Antonio, Dr. Lazor received his undergraduate degree from University of Texas at Austin where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He earned his DDS degree from the University Of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1978 where he also served on the clinical faculty for 10 years. Dr. Lazor is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and the San Antonio District Dental Society. He has also been chosen to be a member of the esteemed Seattle Study Club, one of the most advanced and exciting dental continuing education groups today. Aside from dentistry, Dr. Lazor’s favorite hobby is restoring and working on classic muscle cars and attending car shows.

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients can feel about their dental visits, and we know that we can make a difference by providing a relaxing and positive experience. A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.

About Our Practice As a practice, we truly believe that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care;” that’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking X-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. Current research shows that chronic inflammation in the mouth contributed to disease of the heart, circulatory system, diabetes and a number of other systemic medical problems. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.

Our Team Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs. This website is a resource we hope you’ll find both useful and interesting.

www.lazordds.com • You can also find us on Facebook Richard H. Lazor, D.D.S. • 11719 Whisper Valley St. San Antonio, TX 78230-3739 • (210) 492-2192 Dr. Lazor is an MVP which means that if you mention that you are a member of the JCC, you will be entitled to a complimentary new patient exam and cavity detection x-rays (A $153.00 value)!

ATTENTION JCC MEMBERS!

Present your JCC Membership card to the JCC MvPs listed below and receive a special discount or promotion just for being a member!

Ballet Arts School Judith Gani 210-344-9428 2103 Lockhill-Selma, SA, TX 78213 www.balletartsschool.com

Dr. Richard Lazor 210-492-2192 11719 Whisper Valley, SA, TX 78230 rhlazordds@sbcglobal.net • www.lazordds.com

Chad Miller Auto Care Chad Miller 6011 De Zavala Rd., 78249 • 210-558-6661 www.cmautocare.com

Lou Jon Construction Eric Muchnick 210-493-4567 San Antonio Office 832-483-2733 Houston Office 210-410-6884 Cell • eric@loujon.net www.loujon.net

FirstLight Home Care of San Antonio Cesar Cantor 210-744-4100 Ccantor@FirstLightHomecare.com www.SanAntonio.FirstLightHomecare.com

Massage Heights 16635 Huebner Rd., Ste. 102, 78248 210-338-8249 www.massageheights.com

Four Seasons Promotions, LLC Promotional Products Jeff Siegel, 210-377-0456 Jeff.Siegel@Caps-Shirts.com • www.caps-shirts.com Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Campus of the San Antonio Jewish Community 210-302-6801 • 12500 N.W. Military Hwy., SA, TX 78231 www.thecampustx.org Kona Ice Heather & Randy Stetson, 210-379-4158 • www.kona-ice.com hstetson@kona-ice.com Facebook - Kona Ice San Antonio

Rosenberg Indoor Comfort Lee, Betsy, Michael Rosenberg • 210-798-8000 4335 Vance Jackson, SA, TX 78230 www.rosenbergair.com

Interested in advertising your business or participating in our MVP program at the JCC? We will custom-build a package that works for you! Contact Amy Goldstein at 210-302-6866 or martineza@jcc-sa.org.

Steve & Courtney Silver, Realtors Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Realtors Steve: 210-379-5417 • ssilver@cbharper.com Courtney: 210-379-2537 • csilver@cbharper.com steveandcourtneysilver.com Texas Actors Workshop 210-273-9511 texasactorsworkshop@yahoo.com www.texasactorsworkshop.com

Barshop JCC "Center Peace", February 2018  
Barshop JCC "Center Peace", February 2018