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volume 21 • sivan/tamuz 5779 • july 2019 • number 1 There’s something about this place.® Facility Hours, How to Reach Us Business Spotlight 2 Calendar Member Engagement Adult Enrichment & Education

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Adult Arts & Entertainment


Adult Fitness, Recreation & Sports


Early Childhood


Youth Grades K-5


Summer J-Camp


Grades K-12 Aquatics


Teen and Young Adult




MVP Spotlight


Barshop JCC Celebrating 20 Years at the Campus

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION Renovations have begun in the Sports & Fitness Lobby. To learn more about the upcoming improvements, see the President’s Message on page 4.

2019 21ST Free & Open to the Community: The Friendship Caravan Tuesday, July 23 | 2pm See page 16 for information.


God’s Favorite • Driving Miss Daisy These Shining Lives Watson: The Last Great Tale of the Legendary Sherlock Holmes See page 8 to learn more.

A Night of Comedy & Film Thursday, Aug. 15 | 7pm at the JCC

See page 8 for details. “Simultaneously sidesplitting and poignant”. - Times of Israel 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.

JULY ATYPICAL HOURS Sports & Fitness Facilities will be OPEN on Thursday, July 4 (Independence Day) from 8am-6pm. All other services CLOSED.

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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


Center Peace


Pool will open at 9am on July 21 due to Splash & Dash races at 8am. (Entrance on NW Military Hwy. closed until 11am)

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business spotlight A PAID ADVERTORIAL

FACILITY HOURS Fitness Center/Tennis Courts/*Aquatics Center/ Training Studio

Monday – Thursday 5:30am-10pm Friday 5:30am-6pm 7pm June 14-Aug. 25 Saturday & Sunday 8am-6pm


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

KRTU is a leader in commercial-free, listener-supported radio specializing in diverse music programming that is locally-curated and showcases regional musicians, with a focus on community outreach and education.

Tennis Clubhouse

Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm Friday-Sunday 8am-6pm 7pm June 14-Aug. 25

Administrative Offices Monday – Friday


KRTU keeps jazz relevant within a modern context and preserving its history, emphasizing jazz’s historical significance, contemporary value and diversity.


JCC Fogiel Gift Shop

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

Early Childhood

Across the media landscape, radio, jazz and the arts face challenges in demonstrating their relevance within a modern context. An increasingly corporatized system of media production and distribution threatens the existence of independent radio stations and their ability to resist commercial influence. Economic pressure makes it difficult for a station to focus on quality programming and meeting community needs. Independent media outlets are often the only realistic opportunity for community groups to communicate a message through mass media.


Monday – Friday


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

Jazz is a unique American art form that we risk losing as the number of jazz radio stations nationwide continues to decrease each year. We would lose the diversity and power of jazz, which stands closest to representing nearly every culture, with rhythms and melodies from around the world. The South Texas jazz community would also lose its anchor.

Kids Club

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

Senior Adult Services Monday – Thursday

Arts organizations that provide opportunities for discovering music and support local artists are important to individuals and society. These experiences inspire curiosity, creativity and connection within and among people, and ultimately lead to a more creative, diverse and bonded community.


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

Main Number 210-302-6820 Member Services 210-302-6866 Early Childhood 210-302-6846 Youth Services 210-302-6859 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

As a leader in the arts, KRTU collaborates with cultural institutions to strengthen the impact of San Antonio’s arts community. Monthly concerts that take place in a range of settings, from public gardens to fine art museums, demonstrate the connection between music and art. As an educational organization, KRTU cultivates an appreciation of jazz and ensures the accessibility of jazz music for youth of all ages. Listening to KRTU is a rare opportunity to learn about the history and context of the entire jazz canon. The Growing Jazz initiative brings experienced jazz musicians into schools for workshops, mentoring, and inspiration. As a working radio station, KRTU provides hands-on learning experiences to Trinity University students. Students in radio broadcasting and audio production classes, as well as KRTU interns, are introduced to a variety of professional paths and employment opportunities through exposure to the San Antonio music and arts industry. As a nonprofit, independently funded by listeners, underwriters, grants and Trinity University, KRTU remains mission-driven and utilizes its broadcast resources to meet the needs of the San Antonio arts community. KRTU serves local businesses and nonprofits by providing affordable underwriting opportunities, media partnerships for events, and public service announcements. Already receiving international recognition for its programming, the success of KRTU 91.7 FM directly contributes toward bolstering a quality of life indicative of a world-class city on the rise.

The work of KRTU makes San Antonio special and unique: As an independent media outlet, KRTU provides vital exposure and support of the greater San Antonio arts community. It uses its independence to enrich the cultural fabric and increase exposure for otherwise marginalized artists - the South Texas Jazz Project broadcasts and archives the work of regional musicians, while emphasizing their relevance within a broader historical context.

JCC Staff Credo JCC Staff is committed to exceeding expectations by:

• Being approachable & responsive • Being consistent • Delivering on what I say and do

• Being knowledgeable about our programs and services • 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 to someone who may be able to use them. The Barshop Jewish Community Center of San Antonio is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio 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 Paid advertisements appear in Barshop JCC publications including print and digital formats. The JCC does not endorse or evaluate the advertised product, service, or company nor any of the claims made or implied by the advertiser. JCC reserves the right to refuse, reject, or cancel any ad for any reason at any time without liability.

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

july 2019


monday 1

Senior Lunch 12pm





2 Senior Lunch 12pm 3 Senior Lunch 12pm 4

INDEPENDENCE DAY: Sports & Fitness OPEN 8am-6pm/all other services CLOSED.

J-Camp Summer Camp Session I


5 J-Camp Summer Camp Session I

Light candles 8:20pm



Senior Lunch 12pm


Senior Lunch 12pm


10 Senior Lunch 12pm 11 Senior Lunch 12pm 12

Shabbat ends 9:18pm


J-Camp Summer Camp Session I

Light candles 8:19pm


Parent Camp Day 2-4pm

15 Senior Lunch 12pm 16 Senior Lunch 12pm 17 Senior Lunch 12pm 18 Senior Lunch 12pm 19

Shabbat ends 9:17pm


J-Camp Summer Camp Session II Cactus Pear Concert 10am ECD Community Dinner 6pm

Light candles 8:16pm

21 *Splash & Dash 22 Senior Lunch 12pm 23 Senior Lunch 12pm 24 Senior Lunch 12pm 25 Senior Lunch 12pm 26 8am

Blood Pressure Check 10am

Shabbat ends 9:13pm


J-Camp Summer Camp Session II Israeli Scouts 2pm Light candles 8:13pm

Shabbat ends 9:09pm

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

J-Camp Summer Camp Session II (through Aug. 9

*Pool opens at 9am; NW Military Hwy. entrance opens at 11am

COMING IN AUGUST 4-9 8 12-16 15 17 19-23 25 30

2019 JCC Macabbi Games® & ArtsFest® Detroit Summer J-Camp Family Night J-Camp Post Camp Week I Night of Comedy & Film The Sheldon Vexler Theatre presents God’s Favorite (through Sept. 8) J-Camp Post Camp Week II Last Day of Extended Weekend Hours ECD Family Community Dinner

For a full list of events, visit




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




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

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 It’s July, and despite the relatively mild and wet spring we had, summer is clearly now upon us and just in time for our outstanding J-Camp programs and another full summer at the pool. As we quickly move into the heat of the summer months, we fully anticipate that members will begin to enjoy the full benefits of our JCC pool. And, now we can look forward to the official opening of our new Splash Pad located in the northeast quadrant of our Aquatics Complex. Designed for use by families with young children, we are excited about this new addition. And to further complement our Aquatics facilities, we are also looking forward to the opening of our Family Changing Station targeted for completion by the end of the month. While construction is underway, we have temporarily closed the Sports & Fitness Courtesy Desk and relocated our staff and functions upstairs to the Central Information Desk in the Main Lobby where you check in. In addition to the Family Changing Station, a new Courtesy Desk and Staff Office will be added as a precursor to what we hope will be a larger facility expansion initiative during 2020. In expectation of higher usage at the pool this summer, maintaining a clean, safe, and secure environment remains a top priority at all times; and here are a few of the ways our members and their guests can help us: · Always adhere to the pool rules posted in the pool area, including the new Splash Pad and Training Pool rules which will also be posted. · When on duty, the lifeguard has complete authority at all times. · When directed, always adhere to quick evacuation and emergency situations. · As a parent or guardian, you are responsible for your children at all times and must always be within reach of non-swimmers. · Swimmers are asked to shower before entering the pool (our outdoor shower makes this very convenient for our members). · Members and their guests must check in at the Central Information Desk before entering the pool area. · For Parents with young children, when you come dressed and ready to enter the pool, remember you can exit directly to the pool without going through the locker rooms. For parents with young children under the age of 5 who need to change prior to entering the pool area, use of handicap accessible bathroom stalls and shower areas in the locker rooms are available for privacy when changing clothes. And soon a new Family Changing Station will be available to make the changing process easier. For anyone needing further assistance, please feel free to ask a member of our sports and fitness staff.

And, now we can look forward to the official opening of our new Splash Pad located in the northeast quadrant of our Aquatics Complex. Designed for use by families with young children, we are excited about this new addition. · While at the pool for extended periods of time, please be prepared to apply sunscreen as necessary, drink plenty of water, and don’t forget to bring a towel. · Valuables should always be appropriately secured and/or locked in a locker. Please keep in mind that our summer camp program takes full advantage of the pool for lessons and free swim between 9:30am and 3:30pm daily. These are heavy usage periods and we urge members whose schedules allow, to avoid these times if possible. For anyone interested, select spaces are still available in our J-Camp programs, but they are filling up fast, so don’t delay. See pages 15 & 16 for information about J-Camp or visit our website! Lastly, don’t forget that our weekend summer extended hours (open Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 7pm) have begun and will be in force through August 25. Here’s wishing you all a safe and fun summer. We’re glad you belong here®!

Choose Your Check-In OR 210.302.6820 there’s something about this place®!

Be Our Guest! We LOVE IT when our members bring guests to enjoy the wonderful amenities at the J. Remember, all guests must be accompanied by a member and complete the Guest Check-In process at the Central Inforlive up® mation Desk on each visit.


Download our app & check in with your phone!


For more info, contact Member Services at 210-302-6866. Some restrictions may apply.

member engagement Reach for the LIFE & LEGACY™ at the Barshop JCC LIFE & LEGACY is a 4-year partnership program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) that assists communities across North America to promote after-lifetime giving to benefit Jewish entities. LIFE & LEGACY motivates Jewish organizations to secure legacy gifts, steward donors, and integrate legacy giving into the philanthropic culture of the Jewish community. In San Antonio, eleven Jewish organizations have signed on to this initiative to collectively work together in securing legacy gifts, which will support specific needs in the Jewish community for future generations with The Jewish Federation of San Antonio as the lead partner. To learn more about the program, supporting the Barshop Jewish Community Center, and ensuring a vibrant future for the entire San Antonio Jewish Community, visit Thank you to those who have selected to support the Barshop JCC and/or The Campus of the San Antonio Jewish Community in their wills, trusts, retirement accounts, or life insurance policies: Gayle K. Alterman • Stanley Alterman • Jim Barshop and Family • Steven and Susan Butler Jerry E. and Nancy K. Gerson • Danna Halff • Jim Halff • Leslie Hyman • Sandy and Saul Levenshus Richard A. and Sara Planto • Drs. Irving and Joan Ratner • Jeff Siegel • Steve Silver • Miriam Courtney Silver (as of June 19, 2019)

An initiative of the JCC connecting Jewish Active Military and Post-9/11 War Vets with the community. For more information: Betsy Cowan, 210-302-6824 or, or visit

Irregular Pool Hours:

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION Renovations have begun in the Sports & Fitness Lobby. To learn more about the upcoming improvements, see the President’s Message on page 4.

Please note the pool will open at 9am on July 21 due to Splash & Dash races at 8am. (Entrance on NW Military Hwy. closed until 11am)

member engagement Reach for the Annual Meeting 2019

Susan Butler (R) and JCC Vice Chair Rhonda Grimm (L) accepted the Lichtenstein/Program of the Year Award for their work on the film IMPACT. Danna Halff (C), JCC Immediate Past Chairman of the Board, presented the award.

Warren Lieberman (L) presented Steve Kovner (R) with the Charlie Pearl Volunteer of the Year Award.

Sharon Teich (C) and Jeff Siegel (L) received the William Alter/Emerging Leadership Awards from JCC Chairman of the Board Adam Zeldes.

Danna Halff (L), JCC Immediate Past Chairman of the Board, presented Michael Rosenberg (R) the Charninsky Leader of the Year Award.

JCC Board member Jim Barshop, former JCC Chair (and BBYO Alum), presented Aiden Sowry (L) and Merrill Kasanoff (R) with the Aunt Roselle Smith BBYO Youth Leadership Awards.

JCC President/CEO Saul Levenshus (L) with the Weldon C. Place Sports & Fitness Achievement Award recipient Mark Saroni.

During the Annual Meeting,special acknowledgement was extended to Cathy Pottorf in recognition of her retirement effective June 30. In addition to the numerous titles Cathy has held at the JCC, she has also served as Director of the Texas Senior Game and will continue to do so. Good Luck Cathy - enjoy those Grands!

Board Secretary Jen Eichelbaum (L) brought her two daughters to the event, and new Board member Jerry Gerson (R) was accompanied by his wife.

The Gloria Seitzman Staff of the Year Awards were given to Calla PfeifferCampos & Blake Edwards.

adult enrichment and education Reach for the

Charlie Pearl Senior Adult Programs

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

Party Bridge (Adult) Looking to get your Bridge game on, but need a group to join? Or maybe you have a group but need a place to play? Players are welcome to bring a kosher snack to share. TU/TH, Weekly, Ongoing, 12:30pm JCC Member-Exclusive Program: Free Location: Senior Center

Fit 4 Life (Adult) This class is designed for adults looking for a seated exercise program. We focus on strength, balance, flexibility, and endurance.

Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, Artistic Director • Craig Sorgi, Education Director


Barshop Jewish Community Center 12500 NW Military Hwy., Ste. 275 | San Antonio Please RSVP: 210.302.6860



Game Room Activities (Adult) Looking to join a good old-fashioned game of dominos or cards? Maybe Mah Jongg or 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 available 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, give us a call!

Cactus Pear is very proud of the success of our Young Artist Program (YAP). Our SEVEN 2019 Fellows won their auditions to participate in CPMF’s tuition-free, 2½ week intensive chamber music workshop mentored by the festival professionals and Education Director Craig Sorgi. Calling themselves Opuntia Opus 7, the ensemble will perform a diverse program of works by Brahms, Beethoven, Schumann, Strauss, Haydn, Giardini, Faure, Enescu, and will perform Judith Lynn Stillman’s YAP-commissioned “Small Step, Giant Leap: A Lunar Fantasy” celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. moon landing.

MO-FR, Weekly, Ongoing, 11-11:45am JCC Member-Exclusive Program: Free Instructor: JCC Fitness Staff | Location: Auditorium

Silver Cinema Film Screenings (Adult) Love to go to the movies? Join us at Silver Cinema the first and third Thursday of each month to catch a film right here at the JCC. We’ll even provide the popcorn!

The 2019 YAP Fellows are lt to rt: Emily Rivera & Emily Seddighzadeh, violins; Riley Bemis & Heidi Schuppenhauer, violas; Giuliano Bucheli & Simon Phoa, cellos; and Elisabeth Wang, piano. Supported by the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture

Pictured: the 2016 YAP ensemble performing in concert

All CPMF venues are ADA compliant.

On hiatus until August Free & Open to the Community Location: Holzman Auditorium

Kosher Lunch Program (Adult) Enjoy a healthy, chef-prepared kosher meal, and ‘do lunch’ with friends! Lunch is offered Monday through Thursday, weekly, beginning at 12pm and concluding by 1pm. $3 Members. Non-members who are considering joining the J are welcome to join. Enjoy a birthday celebration with cake and singing the last Thursday of each month. 24-hour advanced reservations are required for lunch. The Kosher Lunch Program is funded in part by the Jewish Federation of San Antonio and San Antonio Jewish Senior Services. For more info about any of these programs, contact Isabel at or 210-302-6860. Mitzvah Menches (Adult) Join us as we continue our knitting and crocheting Mitzvah projects, making beanies and blankets. No hook or needle? No problem! We’ve got you covered. Just show up; we’ll provide yarn, a hook, and plenty of laughter. Yarn donations are welcome. On Hiatus until Sept. 4, 10am | Free Location: Senior Center

Acrylic Painting (Adult) Gain acrylic painting experience in a loosely structured, enriching and supportive studio setting. All levels are welcome. Participants will be encouraged to work on personal projects to develop their own style. Bring your own supplies; call 210-302-6860 for a supply list. WE, 6:30-8:30pm, June 19-July 31 $112 per session ($22 per drop-in) $84 per session JCC Members ($18 per drop-in) Instructor: Gabbe Grodin • Location: Youth Lounge

Israeli Dancing (Ages 15 & Up) Come explore the fascinating folkloric tradition of Israeli music and dance. Enjoy the classics and learn the newest dances by a variety of Israeli artists. No experience necessary. Drop-ins welcome: $7 | JCC Member $5, 7:30pm: Beginners/warm-up 8:20pm: Intermediate/Advanced MO, Ongoing monthly, 7:15-9:45pm 7:15pm: Beginners; 8:30pm: Intermediate/Advanced 10-Class Package: $60 | JCC Member $40 • Drop-ins Welcome: $7 | JCC Member $5 Instructor: Raphi Sonsino | Location: Dance Studio

Music Appreciation (Age 65 & Better) Music is part of our everyday lives. It affects not just our emotions, but aids in our physical activities as well. Join us once a month as we listen to music and explore, discuss, and learn about the composer/artist. On hiatus until September $5 | JCC Member Free Instructor: Lynn Waghalter | Location: Beldon Library

Line Dancing (Adult) Learn simple line dances in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. No dancing experience required. The class is so much fun, you won’t realize you are exercising! Partners not needed. #ABLD, TH, 11am-12pm, Ongoing $10 per month | JCC Member Free Instructor: Sylvia Braye | Location: Dance Studio

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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.

2019 21ST

A Night of Comedy & Film Thurs., August 15, 7pm | JCC


GOD’S FAVORITE A Comedy by Neil Simon Aug. 17 – Sept. 8, 2019

Driving Miss Daisy A Drama/Comedy by Alfred Uhry Oct. 24 – Nov. 17, 2019 (No show Oct. 31)

These Shining Lives

A Historical Drama by Melanie Marnich Feb. 8 – Mar. 1, 2020

American Jews’ relationship to Israel can be complex and emotional. In comedian Avi Liberman’s case, it is also funny. Land of Milk and Funny chronicles his widely-acclaimed stand-up comedy tours in Israel, how those comedians came to discover Israel, and how those tours benefit and honor victims of terror and their families.

Tickets now on sale

$8 online: $9 by phone/advanced in-person: 210-302-6820 $10 at the door

WATSON: The Last Great Tale

of the Legendary Sherlock Holmes A Comedy by Jaime Robledo May 7 – 31, 2020 (No show May 28)

live up®

Visit to learn more. The Sheldon Vexler Theatre presents God’s Favorite

Coming in August




Stay tuned to for our 21st Season Announcement!

The Vex is pleased to announce the cast of God’s Favorite, directed by Dylan Brainard: Martha Dickman (Rose), Julie Dupont (Mady), Mark Hicks (Morris), Kaitlyn Jones (Sarah), Scott Leibowitz (Joe), Ben Scharff (David), Travis Simpson (Sidney), and Sam Weeks (Ben). Neil Simon’s comedy is a light-hearted and yet very poignant modern look at the Scriptural character of Job - a man who has everything and loses it all before finding what is truly important. The New York Times said “[Simon’s] jokes have a kind of hilarious deadpan ecstasy and, even better, are taken from life,” while the New York Daily News called it “Awesomely funny […] The work of a man of vision. It’ll make you laugh out loud.” Tickets for God’s Favorite will go on sale July 17. Performances are Thursdays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2:30pm. Season Passes are available now for purchase online at or by calling The Vex Box Office at 210-302-6835. Season patrons enjoy early option reservations, allowing them to choose their seats at any time during the season, while saving off the price of admission to each show.

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Barshop JCC

Jewish Film Mini-Festival One Day-Three New Films



2pm, The Keeper 4:30pm, Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles IBLE PROG 7:30pm, The Rabbi Goes West SS

Sunday, Sept. 8

Regal Alamo Quarry Stadium 16 For details, visit

Interested in becoming a 2019-20 Jewish Film Festival Sponsor? Contact Aliyah at

2019 Israeli Wine Festival at Mendelbaum Cellars Sunday, Sept. 15 | 11am-6pm Fredericksburg, TX Check our Fall Program Guide for more information!

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TUESDAY BodyPump™- Michelle-CS

6:00 8:00





Cycle 55-Audrey-TS


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

Step It Up-Angela-CS



Barre - Layla-DS

HiiT-Audrey -CS

T.B.C-Anna-CS Fit 4 Life-Rocio-AD

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Step It Up-Cecilia-CS Aquafit-Angela-P

Muscles in Motion-Roberta-G BodyPump™- Cindy-CS Aquafit-Lisa-P

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Fit 4 Life-Katie-AD

Fit 4 Life-Audrey-AD

Fit 4 Life-Angela-AD Gentle Yoga-Mary-DS


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5:30 Barre - Layla-DS



6:00 Conditioning-Roberta-CS

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Aquafit Pool workout using water resistance that is easy on the joints. Barre 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 coreblasting segment designed to keep you fit from head to toe. Fit 4 Life Focus on strength, flexibility and endurance in a seated position. 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.

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Cycle 55-Cecelia-TS


Yoga Flow-Anita-DS





Cycle & Core-Layla-TS

10:00 Pilates Mat-Anita-AD 11:00 Fit 4 Life-Roberta-AD

Metabolic Total BodyNEW Cecelia -CS CLASS!


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




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

All classes are FREE/JCC Members

BodyPump™ classes are 60 min./MO & FR Zumba classes are 50 min. Barre Express is 30 min. All other classes are 55 minutes.

All Participants Must Check in at the CID with their Membership Card or the JCC App Before Class. Class Locations/Instructors Subject to Change.

Metabolic Total Body uses all the muscle groups while increasing your cardio workout by incorporating compound movements. Using a mix of light to moderately heavy weighted exercises, this 50 minute workout challenges the entire body and keeps the muscles working the entire time.


Muscles in Motion Weight-training class using dumbbells, balls, and tubes. 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. Power Yoga A vigorous fitness-based Yoga that will build strength and flexibility as well as help reduce stress; open to all levels. 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. 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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SMALL GROUP PERSONAL TRAINING Body Back® Boost (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. #SFBBT TU/TH, 9:30-10:30am, July 11-25 Registration begins July 10/closes June 24 $90 | JCC Member $60 Instructor: Lisa DeArmond | Location: Dance Studio

Beginner Tai Chi (Adult) 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 effective at helping you to find your level of mobility, flexibility, and active reflexes. Limited to 10 participants.


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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.

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. 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.

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

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

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#SFTC FR, 9am, May 10-June 28 $120 | JCC Member $80 Instructor: Anita Lemon | Location: Dance Studio

Beginners Tai Chi Extended (Adults) This class is for members who have completed the Beginner Tai Chi series and wish to continue their meditation in motion along with improving endurance, leg strength, and balance work on their way to becoming Tai Chi Practitioners. FR, 9am, July 12 –August 30 Registration begins June 10/closes July 10 $120 | JCC Member $80 Instructor: Anita Lemon | Location: Dance Studio

Tai Chi Practitioner Class (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 Tai Chi Practice. #SFTCP1 WE, 9am, July 10-Aug. 28 Registration begins June 10/closes July 8 $120 | JCC Member $80 Instructor: Anita Lemon | Location: Dance Studio

Synrgy 360 (Adult) Join Juan, Certified Personal Trainer and JCC Fitness Ambassador, for this fun and fast-paced 45-minute class utilizing the principles 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. #AFSYN, TH, 7-7:45pm, June 6-August 1 • $96 | JCC Member $64 Instructor: Juan Rodriguez | Location: Training Studio

FITNESS Jacki Sorensen’s Aerobic Dancing is the world’s first aerobic dancing program and continues to be at the forefront of fun fitness for all ages. Her ‘Get-itall-together’ approach offers everything you need for a complete head to toe workout with maximum results. Every class includes: warmup and stretching; corework to firm and strengthen abdominals and torso; VERTIFIRM™ weight training to firm and strengthen legs, glutes, chest and arms; cardio to strengthen aerobic system and burn fat; and cooldown for stretching. You will enjoy moving to motivating music, and feel great about all you have accomplished at the finish of every class! Ongoing, MO-FR, 8-9am • Instructor: Phyllis Patterson Location: Gym Membership not required; JCC members receive a 20% discount. For more information, call Phyllis Patterson at 210-490-1283.


Pick-up Basketball 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. TU, Ongoing Weekly, 7-9:45pm • SU, Ongoing Weekly, 9-11am Free JCC Members Only

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Tennis Clinics

Tennis Leagues

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

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, July 1-22, July 29-Aug. 19, 9-10:30am

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

All Levels Clinic (Age Adult) Intense drills at your skill level. #TALCW, July 3-24, July 31-Aug. 21, 9-10:30am

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

Wheelchair Tennis Classes

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

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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.

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.

Beginner Wheelchair Tennis (Ages 10-Adult) For beginners

or those who have been away from the game!

Wheelchair Tennis Proficient C (Ages 10-Adult) For proficient

“C” and above level players.

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AQUATICS Total Immersion Swimming (Adult) Work less, swim better, and enjoy swimming more with Total Immersion. Designed for new, experienced, fitness, or competitive swimmers, these private swim lessons teach you to become an energyconscious 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. Sessions or 3, one-hour Sessions: $250 | $200 JCC Member Call Todd at 210-379-5170 to schedule lessons.

Masters Swim (Ages 18 & Up) Masters of South Texas (M.O.S.T.) is a U.S. Masters Swimming Club based in San Antonio, Texas. M.O.S.T. offers its members the opportunity for lifelong competitive and fitness swimming in a supportive environment. M.O.S.T. is a blend of triathletes, competitive and fitness swimmers. Many participants compete in local, regional, and national Masters swimming competitions. Membership is open to adults (18 and over) and swimmers of all abilities are welcome. A JCC Member-Exclusive program. MO-FR, Ongoing Monthly, 6-7am & 8:30-9:30am JCC Member Exclusive Program $42 – Pay with Instructor Instructors: Susan Ingraham & Tiitta Elias. To register, please call Susan Ingraham at 210-859-2859.

Come Out & 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.


MO – FR: 8am-4pm • SA & SU: 4-5:30pm Paddles are available at the Tennis Clubhouse Desk with JCC membership key card, app, or proper ID.

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Water Water Everywhere

Summer is in full swing in the Early Childhood program and it is hot. We keep cool by playing in water, using misters, and drinking lots of water. Water is an important natural material that provides wonderful fun and a multitude of development and learning opportunities: problem solving, exploring, and experimentention. Children are investigating water science, finding out what floats and sinks, or how water moves a water wheel. While building their understanding of water, they are building social skills. From reducing stress to the physical development of fine and gross muscles, playing in water is much more than play! It’s exciting to know that water play offers so much fun while developing and consolidating learning in lots of exciting ways. Online Registration available for most classes: (“PreK” means children age 5 entering Kindergarten Fall 2019.)

Little Yogis (Ages: 3 -PreK) A relaxed and playful class that promotes development of body awareness, balance, flexibility and agility. Children act out stories through a series of poses while building self-esteem. #ECDL, TH, June 20- August 8, 3-3:30pm $202 | $135 JCC Member Instructor: Yoga Day| Location: Dance Studio

Tumblebus (Ages: 3-PreK) All aboard! This awesome bus is a gymnasium on wheels with equipment designed for young children. Activities focus on developing gross motor skills including coordination, concentration, and balance. #ECDTB, FR, June 21- August 9, 3:30-4pm $192 | JCC Member $128 Instructor: Alamo Heights Gymnastics Location: ECD Parking Lot

Mini Movers I (Ages: 3.5-PreK) Have fun while learning the basics of ballet and tap. This class will stimulate children while encouraging taking turns andFULL sharing while developing self-confidence. #ECDMMI, Mon, June 17- August 5, 3-3:45pm #ECDMMIT, Tu, June 18- August 6, 3-3:45pm $140 | $95 JCC Member Instructor: Move & Groove Dance Academy Location: Dance Studio

Mini Movers II (Ages: 3.5-PreK) Ballet will include basic vocabulary, stretching, and technique. Tap will focus on rhythm, timing, and coordination. The combination will create a confident child in a nurturing environment while having a great time! #ECDMMIIT, Tu. June 18- August 6, 4-4:45pm $140| $95 JCC Member Instructor: Move & Groove Dance Academy Location: Dance Studio

The NEW Splash Pad will be open soon! Be sure to observe posted guidelines when accessing this equipment.

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

Hip Hop (Grades: PreK-2) Join a class that will teach children the most popular moves of today! Exciting dance steps, popular (kid-friendly) music and a great workout for any ability level: this class will help children with coordination, rhythm, and selfesteem. Makes great memories too! #YHH, MO, June 18-August 6, 4-4:50pm $140 | $95 JCC Member Instructor: Move & Groove Dance Academy Location: Dance Studio

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. #YBTP, SU, July 21st-Aug. 25, 3-4pm | JCC Member $120/ Non-Member $180 Instructor: Jesse Gonzalez | Location: Gym

Informational meetings will be held at the Campus July 23 at 10am and 5pm, and July 29 at 6pm. Call 210-638-5200 to RSVP or for more information.


TRADITIONAL CAMPS • TWO 4-WEEK SESSIONS Session 1: June 17-July 12 (No camp Thurs., July 4) • Session 2: July 15-Aug 9 Early Stay (7-9am): $120 | Late Stay (3:30pm-6pm): $160 Per Session Rates for Chaverim, Shalom & Yeladim JCC Members $665 | Community: $740 Per Session Rates for Sayarim, Chanichim & Performing Arts JCC Members $685 | Community: $760

Traditional Camps offer the best overall experience for campers with varying interests. All campers participate in all-camp programs like Wacky Wednesday and Kabbalat Shabbat, and enjoy activities with the Art, Drama, Israeli Culture, Nature, and Sports Specialists.


(Entering Kindergarten) (ha-va-reem; Hebrew for friends) Offered both sessions


First-time campers will make new friends while experiencing the best of JCC summer camp. Campers will participate in team-building and small-group activities. Chaverim features both free and instructional swim.

CAMP SHALOM (Entering Grade 1) (sha-lom; Hebrew for peace) Offered both sessions


Shalom campers experience new things each day through small-group activities and team-building opportunities. Shalom features daily swim that includes free and instructional swim, and one field trip each session.

CAMP YELADIM (Entering Grade 2) (yell-uh-deem; Hebrew for children) Offered both sessions

Campers will participate in small-group activities, free and instructional swim, and two field trips each session.

CAMP SAYARIM (Entering Grades 3-4)

(sy-uh-reem; Hebrew for touring) Offered both sessions


Sayarim campers split their time between exciting activities at the J, and two weekly field trips to fun destinations around San Antonio, such as water parks, nature areas, and local attractions. Campers will also participate in small-group time, free swim, and an overnight at the JCC each session.


(Entering Grades 5-6) (ha-na-heem; Hebrew for campers) Offered both sessions

Chanichim features exciting activities at the JCC, free swim, two field trips each week, and a camping experience each session. Each session will feature an overnight at the JCC and a two-night trip to a nearby state park. Well-trained camp staff ensure a safe and fun experience while on trips and overnights.




EIGHT 1-WEEK SESSIONS June 17-Aug. 9 (No Camp Thurs., July 4)

Weekly Rates JCC Members $200 Community: $255 (Registration opens April 1) • Early Stay (7-9am): $30 | Late Stay (3:30-6pm): $40 (Academies with insufficient enrollment may be canceled/a different option may be selected)

Exploration (Entering Grades 1-2) & Discovery (Entering Grades 3-5) Academies

These academies provide enrichment opportunities along with many of the activities found in traditional camps. Campers will discover their own abilities and build new strengths in a supportive environment while concentrating on that week’s specific theme. Campers will also enjoy time with the camp specialists and participate in free swim, Wacky Wednesday, Kabbalat Shabbat, and select all-camp programs. Additional information about Academy programs is available online. Weeks 1-3 • See Pre-Camps Week 6 July 1-5 (No Camp July 4)

Culinary Chemistry Led by Camp Einstein

BOTH: Develop your taste buds and minds! Investigate the transformations of ingredients that occur when we cook. Chefs will take advantage of their scientific knowledge to invent delicious and fun molecular cuisine!

Week 7 July 8-12

Travel the World Thru Art Led by MadScience Crayola Camps

BOTH: Explore far-off places and the people who live there. Experiment with art techniques developed by local artists. Make a masterpiece to start an art gallery at home.

Week 8 July 15-19

Camp Rocks Led by For the Love of Drums

EXP: Learn about percussion history and musical techniques while playing hand drums, plus shakers, rhythm sticks, and tambourines. DISC: Campers will also be introduced to the keyboard and the guitar!

Week 9 July 22-26

Clay Creations Fashionista Led by Mary LeRoy

EXP: Make clay pieces inspired by various cultures. Plus, have some ‘free clay’ time and take home your pieces! DISC: Learn about illustration technique/fashion design. Make your own change purse and drawstring bag.

Week 10 July 29Aug. 2

Superhero Adventures Led by Melissa Tarun

BOTH: We’ll explore some great heroes in literature with a variety of activities. Grab your cape and let’s read all about it!

Week 11 Aug. 5-9

Camp Eureka Led by Mad Science

BOTH: Discover your inner inventor! Campers will learn about inventions of the past and create revolutionary inventions of their own!

Weeks 12-13 • See Post Camps

The NEW Splash Pad will be open soon! Be sure to observe posted guidelines when accessing this equipment.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION Renovations have begun in the Sports & Fitness Lobby. To learn more about the upcoming improvements, see the President’s Message on page 4.



JCC SPLASH & DASH SERIES: July 21 The JCC is partnering with Paragon Training to host the Splash and Dash race series for youth ages 5-17 featuring a two-stage race involving swimming, then running. For more information, visit or contact Tracy Schuleman at 210-302-6909.




June 17-Aug 9 (No Camp Thurs., July 4) Weekly Rates JCC Members $200 Community: $255 (Registration opens April 1) • Early Stay (7-9am): $30 | Late Stay (3:30-6pm): $40 (Academies with insufficient enrollment may be canceled/a different option may be selected)

SPORTS ACADEMIES: JV (Entering Grades 2-4) & Varsity (Entering Grades 5-8) Sports camps are great for active and athletic children. Campers will focus on a different sport each week and also spend time playing a variety of other sports. Led by JCC coaches and fitness staff, campers will build skills and take part in competition each day. Campers will also enjoy free swim, select All-Camp programs, and Kabbalat Shabbat each week. Sports Academy campers will take one field trip each week. Campers will be divided by grade and skill level.

Welcome the Friendship Caravan of the Israeli Scouts! Tuesday, July 23 | 2pm

TENNIS ACADEMIES JV (Entering Grades 2-4) & Varsity (Entering Grades 5-8) Tennis campers will learn and enhance skills in a friendly, yet competitive tennis camp. Skills, drills, and instruction on the JCC outdoor courts are part of the fun each day. JCC Tennis staff will guide campers in taking their game to the next level, and developing skills that make the difference in winning matches. Campers will also enjoy free swim, select All-Camp programs, and Kabbalat Shabbat each week. Tennis Academy will have four field trips during the summer. Opportunities for tournament-level players are also available this summer. Call the JCC Tennis Department at 210-302-6833 for information regarding Elite Tennis.



Week 4 June 17-21



Week 5 June 24-28



Week 6 July 1-5 (No Camp July 4)


Indoor Sports

Week 7 July 8-12


Field Sports

Week 8 July 15-19



Week 9 July 22-26



Week 10 July 29- Aug. 2


Indoor Sports

Week 11 Aug. 5-9


Field Sports

Weeks 1-3 • See Pre-Camps

Weeks 12-13 • See Post Camps


NAVIGATOR ACADEMY (Entering Grades 6-9) FOUR 1-WEEK SESSIONS July 1-July 26 (No Camp Thurs., July 4) Weekly Rates JCC Members: Early Bird: $185 | After March 29: $200 NEW! Community: $255 (Registration opens April 1)

The new Navigator Academy provides teens with an opportunity to learn new skills or explore interests in an age-appropriate setting. Campers spend time in the Youth Lounge, at the pool, in the gym, and with J-Camp specialists, as well as participating in Wacky Wednesday and Kabbalat Shabbat. Week 6: July 1-5 & Week 7: July 8-12 Week 8: July 15-19 CHESS Led by Complete Chess PHOTOGRAPHY ACADEMY Led by BRIDGE Chess lessons, puzzle competitions, blitz Learn how to use cameras large and small, and games, and strategy lessons round out this explore people, places, and action through excamp. Open to new and experienced players. citing images. Week 9: July 22-26 SKY HIGH DESIGNERS Led by BRIDGE Make classic kite designs, decorate, and compose your own creation to fly in the sky.

The Tzofim Friendship Caravan is celebrating over 40 years of bringing excitement, energy and friendship to North America! Founded in 1973, the first Caravan came to the United States to bring a message of hope and peace for Israel. Since that first Caravan, the program has grown to three different Caravans travelling across North America, from New York to California to Wyoming and Tennessee. Each Caravan is made up of a group of five girls and five boys and their two leaders. They are chosen to be members of the Caravan based on their maturity, fluency in English, and of course their talent in the performing arts. After several rounds of competitive auditions and interviews, the scouts spend a year training and rehearsing for their exciting summer in North America.

Free & Open to the Community!



June 17-Aug 9 (No Camp Thurs., July 4) Weekly Rates JCC Members $200 | Community: $255 NAVIGATOR CAMPS are designed for teens and their busy schedules, allowing the flexibility to select which weeks to attend. Campers participate in two field trips to local attractions each week and two overnights during the summer. Navigators also spend time at the JCC, in the Youth Lounge, at the pool, in the gym, and with the J-Camp specialists. Navigators participate in select all-camp programs, including Wacky Wednesday and Kabbalat Shabbat.

NAVIGATOR OUT-OF-TOWN TRAVEL CAMPS (Entering Grades 7-9) TWO 1-WEEK SESSIONS Weekly Rates JCC Members $350 | Community: $400 (Registration opens April 1) June 24-28: Austin • July 29-Aug 2: Houston

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TRAVELING NAVIGATORS have the chance to explore other cities, spending time at museums, attractions, parks, and other exciting sites. Fee includes meals while out of town, lodging, activities, chaperones, and transportation. Monday will be spent at the JCC; campers will be out of town Tuesday-Friday. (Travel destinations are subject to change. Program may be canceled/ revised based on low enrollment.)


For Post Camps, visit

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Parent/Child Water Acclimation I (Ages 6mos.-3 years) The parent or guardian must be in the water with the child. This class teaches parents how to interact with their children in the water and familiarizes the child to water. All infants must wear water diapers if they are not toilet-trained. A minimum of 6 participants per class, maximum of 12. Classes are limited and are available on a first pay/register basis and subject to cancellation if there are not enough participants. Session 2: SU, July 14– August 4, 10-10:30am $60 | $40 JCC Member Instructor: Gretchen Roufs • Location: Pool

Parent/Child Water Acclimation II (Ages 2-3 years) This class is for toddlers who have already completed a Parent/Child Water Acclimation class at the JCC. Children must be able to walk in/out of the water independently, fully submerge on their own, and understand and follow age-appropriate instructions from the teacher. The parent or guardian must be in the water with the child. All children must wear water diapers if they are not potty-trained. A minimum of 6 participants, maximum of 12. Classes are limited and are available on a first pay/register basis. Classes are subject to cancellation if there are not enough participants. Session 2: SU, July 14 – August 4, 10:45 – 11:15am $60 | $40 JCC Member Instructor: Gretchen Roufs • Location: Pool

Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons Call the Sports and Fitness Desk at 210-302-6825 to be placed on a list; as soon as instructors are available, your lessons will be scheduled. Private Swim Lessons Private lessons are available to anyone needing a little extra attention or interested in improving their strokes for advanced swimming. Private lessons are also available to accommodate busy schedules. Private Individual lessons are thirty minutes long.



For swimmers of all abilities, the focus will be on technique and speed skills. This is a great way to prepare for the upcoming swim season.

MO - TH, 5:45-7-pm, Aug. 5-29 $105 | $70 JCC Member Instructor: Coach Mark Saroni • Location: Pool

Registration begins July 1 for JCC Members, and opens to the community July 15. Online registration: Limited spaces available.

The Josh Davis Swim Academy at the JCC (Ages 3-4 & 5-7)

The ratio of swimmers to instructors will depend on age and ability of swimmers. Our dedicated instructors will utilize the Josh Davis philosophy of swimming instruction to teach your child how to swim, and to be safe in and around the water. Participants must wear water diapers if they are not potty-trained. Classes are limited and are available on a first pay/register basis. Classes are subject to cancellation if there are not enough participants. A minimum of 4 participants per class, maximum of 6 in a class. Participants must be minimum age of class before first class day. Class Times: 4-4:30pm, 4:45-5:15pm, or 5:30–6pm Session 4: July 8 – July 18 • Session 5: July 22 – August 1 $130 | JCC Member $90

JCC SPLASH AND DASH SERIES: July 21 The JCC is partnering with Paragon Training to host the Splash and Dash race series for youth ages 5-17 featuring a two-stage race involving swimming, then running. For more information, go to or contact Tracy Schuleman at 210-302-6909.

Irregular Pool Hours:

Please note the pool will open at 9am on July 21 due to Splash & Dash races at 8am. (Entrance on NW Military Hwy. closed until 11am)

Package of 4 lessons - $130 | $90 JCC Member*

Semi-Private Swim Lessons Semi-Private lessons are for two participants of approximately the same swimming ability. You must sign up with your swim partner. The lesson is thirty minutes long. Each participant must pay for 4 lessons. Package of 4 lessons - $95 | $65 JCC Member per person

Private and Semi-Private Lesson Policy: Payment required prior to the 1st lesson. Receipt must be given to the instructor prior to each lesson. Lessons must be used within 30 days of purchase. *Lessons with Coach Mark Saroni - $140 | $120 JCC Member

The NEW Splash Pad will be open soon! Be sure to observe posted guidelines when accessing this equipment.

THROUGH AUGUST 9: ELITE TENNIS PROGRAM • For tournament-level players entering grades 7-12 • CALL 210-302-6833 FOR DETAILS.

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Giving back to the places we call home is helping here. For H-E-B, Helping Here is more than a statement. It’s a spirit of giving that goes all the way back to the day we opened our first store over 110 years ago. Today, we’re proud to support initiatives like the H-E-B Food Bank Assistance Program, our annual Feast of Sharing holiday dinners and the H-E-B Mobile Kitchen that provides on-site relief in areas devastated by natural disasters. Whether we’re honoring outstanding public school professionals or conserving our natural resources, we’re helping here to make a difference. It’s our way of saying thanks for allowing us to be your neighbor.

Learn more at ©2019 HEB, 19-4798

Attention TV Actors, age 5-99! 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 talent industry will be covered. For those seeking professional representation, we can occasionally offer referrals (sometimes via a showcase at our discretion) when we feel actors are ready. To see which class is right for you, to register, or for more information, visit

• Commercial and Residential • Whole House Audio • Custom TV Hang & Setup • Surround Sound • Home Movie Theater • Construction Pre-Wiring • Whole Home Automation • Integrated Lighting Systems • Motorized Window Treatments & Shades

That’s why we partner with over 6,500 local organizations to help make a difference.

Texas Actors Workshop On-Camera Acting Classes


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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, by calling 210-302-6862, or at





Luise & Morris Bankler Kathy & Larry Beck

Darrell Hungate JCC Board & Staff Sandy & Saul Levenshus Lauren & Marc Ross

Morris Bankler The Bank of San Antonio Louise & Mike Beldon Lois Cohodas Leo & Theresa Greenblum Helen Kerman Palmer Technology Solutions/VA Palmer Enterprises Jean & Bob Peffers Lynn & Rabbi Sam Stahl Beverly & Jim Tsakopulos

Esstman Fund

The JCC is now accepting applications for the Louis & Rose Esstman Educational Fund, which provides assistance for all levels of college education. Louis Esstman loved his children and grandchildren and realized the important role that education would play in their lives. His family established this fund in his memory to ensure that his philanthropic endeavors, particularly towards education, would continue. To request an application or for further information, please email jcc@ and enter “Esstman Fund” in the subject line.

Rhona Raffel Lauren & Marc Ross, Sam, Becca & Devon CHARLIE PEARL FUND IN HONOR OF: Cathy & Jim Pottorf Isabel & Ben Resendez

IN HONOR OF: Miriam Grossman on her Birthday Mary Sue & Maurie Kern IN MEMORY OF: Morris Bankler Hayden Weissman Peyton Weissman Mary Sue & Maurie Kern IDA WILEN CULTURAL ARTS FUND IN HONOR OF: Laura Sells on her Birthday Elizabeth & Lorne Richmond

IN MEMORY OF: Stephen Daughety Nancy & Martin Hoenig Ursula Devine Iris & Warren Lieberman Barbara Zeldes Nancy & Martin Hoenig Iris & Warren Lieberman

Our Memory Care program is designed to meet the dynamic needs of families and seniors dealing with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other memory-related diseases. From Assisted Living to Memory Care, we have your living and wellness options covered.

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

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“JCC Members Get VIP Treatment From Our MvPs!” The businesses listed here offer special discounts or promotions to YOU for being a member of the J. Own a business and want to provide J Members with a special offer? Contact Aliyah at 210-302-6827.

Ballet Arts School Judith Gani, 210-344-9428 2103 Lockhill-Selma, 78213

Johnnie Chuoke’s Home & Hardware 210-341-1573 2361 NW Military Hwy., 78231

Rosenberg Indoor Comfort Lee, Betsy, Michael Rosenberg • 210-798-8000 4335 Vance Jackson, 78230

Chad Miller Auto Care Chad Miller, 210-558-6661 6011 De Zavala Rd., 78249

Kona Ice Heather & Randy Stetson, 210-379-4158 • Facebook - Kona Ice San Antonio

The Source AV 210-342-5766

Cruise Planners Travel Agency Mike Doyle, 210-350-7371 Four Seasons Promotions, LLC Promotional Products Jeff Siegel, 210-377-0456 Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Campus of the San Antonio Jewish Community 210-302-6876 12500 NW Military Hwy., 78231

Dr. Richard Lazor 210-492-2192 11719 Whisper Valley, 78230 • Lou Jon Construction Eric Muchnick 210-493-4567 San Antonio Office 832-483-2733 Houston Office 210-410-6884 Cell • Neurosportz Applied Neuroscience 210-485-1488 12227 Huebner Rd., STE. 108, 78230

Silver + Silver Real Estate Group Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper Realtors Steve: 210-379-5417 • Courtney: 210-379-2537 • Texas Actors Workshop 210-273-9511 The UPS Store 1756 2313 Lockhill Selma Rd, 78230 210-979-7888

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Barshop JCC "Center Peace," July 2019  

Barshop JCC "Center Peace," July 2019