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center peace volume 15

adar I/adar II 5774 • march 2014

It’s a Busy Month for the Barshop JCC!

number 9

what’s inside Facility Hours & How to Reach Us

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Calendar

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Member Services

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Adult Enrichment/Education Adult Arts/Entertainment Family Activities & Programs Adult Fitness, Recreation & Sports

On exhibit at the Barshop Jewish Community Center of San Antonio March 23 - April 6, 2014

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Early Childhood Education

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Early Childhood Programs

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Youth Grades K-5 & Enrichment Programs Youth Grades K-12 Programs

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Youth Aquatic Programs

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Teen/Young Adult

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Tributes

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MvP Spotlight

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Find all the details inside.

JCCs of North America

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 Monday-Thursday 5:30am-10pm Friday 5:30am-6pm Saturday & Sunday 8am-6pm *Pool closes 15 minutes before facility closes. Your safety is our priority: When a

lifeguard is NOT present, children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. At all times, children 13 years and under must be accompanied in pool and Jacuzzi areas by an adult at least 18 years of age.

Tennis Clubhouse Monday-Thursday Friday-Sunday

8am-8pm 8am-6pm

The Training Studio This space for members 10 and up provides a variety of opportunities to achieve a full body work out. Youth ages 10-14 must receive an orientation prior to their first visit; sign up at the Sports & Fitness Courtesy Desk or call 210-302-6825. Administrative Offices Monday-Friday

8am-5pm

JCC Fogiel Gift Shop Monday-Friday

10am-6pm

PROGRAM SERVICES Early Childhood Monday – Friday 7am-6pm Kids Club Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm With additional hours for school holidays Youth Lounge (For members in grades 5-12) Monday-Friday 3:30-6pm Senior Adult Services Monday - Thursday

10am-4pm

J-Care Interim Childcare (Babysitting) Call 302-6820 to make reservations. Monday-Thursday 8am-1pm & 4-8pm Friday 8am-1pm Sunday 9am-1pm

Want to Contact Us? Main Number (210) 302-6820 Member Services (210) 302-6870 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 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

Business Spotlight

NIX Health Welcomes Carlos Rafael Carretero, M.D. After practicing traditional internal medicine for over seven years in Puerto Rico, I made a decision to explore my opportunities with a move to the United States – San Antonio, Texas specifically. Fortunately I have been blessed with a brave, intelligent and beautiful wife, Roxilliam, and three amazing children. Meir, my oldest, is a seventeen year old energetic, creative musician and artist; Paula, my five year old, is a lovely and caring young lady; and Yosef, my three year old, is unpredictable, intelligent and curious. Offered an experience of a lifetime to practice internal medicine in the incredible city of San Antonio at the Nix Medical Center, I accepted the change. Now that I have lived here for two months, I truly appreciate the cozy, small-town feel the city has while continuing its growth as an ever expanding city. One of my biggest surprises – the respectful, heart warming generosity of the people. I am fluent in Spanish, English, and Italian, so the diversity of the city makes my move even more appropriate. San Antonio is the perfect place to raise my family and I am excited to have joined an established medical practice at the Nix Medical Center providing care along side four reputable and experienced internal medicine physicians.

Carlos Rafael Carretero, M.D. San Antonio Medical Associates, a Nix Medical Clinic 414 Navarro, Suite 703 (210) 224-4811 www.nixmedicalclinic.com

STAR CARDS: When a JCC staff member goes the extra mile to make your visit to the JCC more enjoyable, please take a few moments to fill out a STAR Card, located at all JCC Courtesy Desks.

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 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 Carisa Heiss, Development Director, at (210) 302-6866 or heissc@jcc-sa.org.

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


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all events located at the jcc/campus unless otherwise noted. sunday

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Sheldon Vexler Theatre presents When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder? 8pm

!HCAEMAS GAHC 2

Mini-Sprint Distance Triathlon 9am

Senior Lunch 12pm

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Yiddish Club 2pm Sheldon Vexler Theatre presents When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder? 2:30pm

Senior Lunch 12pm

Senior Lunch 12pm

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Senior Lunch 12pm JCC Book Club 10:30am

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Senior Lunch 12pm

Senior Lunch 12pm

Final Session of Precious Minds New Connections class begins

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Silver Cinema 1pm Hester Street

JCC Author Series: Dan Zevin 7pm

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Senior Lunch 12pm

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Senior Lunch 12pm

Light candles 6:19pm

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JCC Knitting Club 1pm

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ECD Purim Celebration

Spring J-Camp Light candles 7:23pm Class: Kids 16Parenting & Technology 10am 17

Purim/JCC open regular hours Celebrate Purim Event 1pm

Senior Lunch 12pm

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Senior Lunch 12pm

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War Vets 24 23 Jewish 9:30am

Senior Lunch 12pm

Lunch 25 Senior 12pm

Senior Lunch 12pm

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Parenting Class: Kids & Technology 5pm

Light candles 7:28pm

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STARZ presents Annie, Jr. 2pm & 4:30pm Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz exhibit opens (runs through April 6)

Senior Lunch 12pm

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JCC Knitting Club 1pm Diversity Conference/ ECD CLOSED Texas State Senior Games begin (runs through April 6) Light candles 7:32pm

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CARE

J-Serve Last day of “Fabric of Survival” exhibit Erev Passover/JCC Closes EARLY (6pm) JCC First Night Seder 1st day of Passover/JCC CLOSED 2nd day of Passover/JCC Open regular hours/no fee for service classes 7th day of Passover/JCC CLOSED 8th day of Passover/ JCC Open regular hours/no fee for service classes

HOURS MO-FR: 8am-1pm MO-TH: 4-8pm SU: 9am-1pm Available EXCLUSIVELY to JCC members $3 per Hour; $20 per 10-Hour Discount Punch Cards

coming in april 6: 14: 15: 16: 21: 22:

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Silver Cinema 1pm The Guilt Trip

JCC Lecture Series: Professor Chad Spigel 6:30pm

Jewish Genealogical Society 1:30pm

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Senior Lunch 12pm

Megillah Reading

FREE to Family Plus Members Reservations are required: (210) 302-6820

Interim Childcare

for children ages 8 weeks - 9 years

For more information contact Cynthia Baker at bakerc@jcc-sa.org or (210) 302-6849.


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kern, monroe, viner administrative suite Message From the President/CEO Saul F. Levenshus Be Happy, It’s Adar! Jewish tradition generally acknowledges that when the Jewish month of Adar commences, joy increases!” Why, you may ask? Well, the simplest answer is that the month of Adar contains the festival of Purim, and Purim is replete with rejoicing and celebrating. In fact, the Hebrew term “Adloyadah” refers to one rejoicing and celebrating so much that they can no longer tell the difference between Haman and Mordechai. Although Purim is best known for costumes, merriment, silliness and noisemakers - there’s more there than meets the eye. The Megillah shows us that things aren’t necessarily as they first appear. And just like Purim, the month of March also isn’t as it first appears. While March enters with the last remnants of winter and a majority of our activities taking place indoors, it most certainly will end with warmer weather encouraging us to head outdoors once again to enjoy the spring season.

March at the JCC is also filled with merriment offering activities to fulfill a variety of interests from arts and culture to sports and recreation. As Spurs Youth Basketball winds down our Soccer Academy ramps back up and heads outside where hundreds of young soccer enthusiasts and their parents will enjoy a real “kick in the grass.” See pages 14 & 16 for more details. Our “Celebrate Purim” event takes place outdoors as well with a series of fun activities suitable for all ages (and their furry friends), including children’s crafts, a DJ, obstacle courses, and costume contests for both people and their pets! There’ll be food (Hamentaschen, of course), music and much more. Don’t miss it. See page 9 for more details.

Get Your Groggers... And Passover Picks at the Fogiel Gift Shop!

The Fogiel Gift Shop is a great place to find fun groggers for Purim and beautiful items to compliment your Passover celebration. Located on the Main Level of the Campus, the gift shop is open Monday through Friday from 10am-6pm. Come buy ‘n’ browse!

And of course, spring also means the Senior Games are almost upon us and this year San Antonio will once again host the Texas State Games from March 27 through April 6. The Games offer adults age 50 and better numerous opportunities to compete in more than twenty events, including pickle ball, track & field, billiards, bowling, golf, basketball and more. The Games are a true testament to the JCC and our city’s efforts to transition San Antonio into a fit city. This year, we expect more than 2,000 athletes to compete. For more information, visit www.sportsforlife.org or refer to page 5 for more information.

COMMUNITY NEWS

But if you’re just not quite ready to test the changing climate, there is still plenty going on inside the JCC throughout the rest of March. If you haven’t already seen our latest Vexler Theatre production of When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder, you may still be able to catch one of the last 2 shows on either Saturday March 1 or Sunday March 2, but call quickly because tickets have been going fast.

BEETHOVEN & MOZART (Classical) Features Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major Sat. Mar. 8 | 8pm | Majestic Theatre

On Tuesday March 4, at 7:00pm we will welcome Dan Zevin author of Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad, winner of the 2013 Thurber Humor Award. This lively evening will explore life at the intersection of dude and dad and is sure to be enjoyed by anyone who is a dad, knows a dad, or both. See page 7 for more details.

THE TEXAS TENORS (Pops) Country, Classical, Gospel & Broadway music! Sat. Mar. 22 | 8pm Laurie Auditorium

And if all that isn’t enough to get your attention, the month actually comes to a spectacular close with the opening of an incredible exhibit. We hope you’ll join us from Sunday, March 23 - Sunday, April 6 as the Barshop Jewish Community Center proudly hosts an exhibition featuring the Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz. The Images exhibition is comprised of 36 high quality photographs of the original fabric collage and embroidered works by Holocaust survivor Esther Nisenthal Krinitz. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more details see page 7. So, be happy it’s Adar, because that means there is a lot going on this month and I haven’t even touched on all of the activities available to our members and their guests each and every day, like tennis, fitness and aquatics. We hope to see you for some or all of these upcoming events and activities and…We’re glad you belong here®.

SAN ANTONIO SYMPHONY PROGRAMS MARCH 2014

GLORIES OF THE BAROQUE (Classical) Sun. Mar 23 | 7pm San Fernando Cathedral JCC members receive a 20% discount on tickets when ordered through Karen Cramer at 210-554-1066 or by contacting cramerk@sasymphony.org. For more information on each concert go to www.sasymphony.org.

MEMBER REWARD MARCH

Purchase one entree and receive one

Complimentary Entree of equal or lesser value.

Valid month of March, 2014 ONLY. Must present coupon to redeem. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

MEMBER get a MEMBER You Belong Here® & Your Friends Can Too! Our best source of advertising is you – our members! We encourage you to share your positive JCC experiences with your friends and colleagues through conversation on Facebook, Twitter, email, text, or however you prefer to communicate. To provide you with a little thanks and incentive, we are continuing our “Member Get a Member” initiative. It’s truly a win-win for you and your friends and family members. Anytime you refer someone who joins the JCC, you can earn up to ONE FREE MONTH of dues! The new Member you refer will also benefit by saving on their enrollment fees. It’s a win-win for you both. Think about your family and friends who you know could benefit from being a member and how fun it would be to share your JCC with them. Visit www.jccsanantonio.org/mgm to download a referral card, fill it out and bring it to the JCC on your next visit. For more details, call 210-302-6820 and ask for Member Services.


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kern, monroe, viner administrative suite Support the J – At the Texas State Senior Games San Antonio! For the past twenty-five years, the JCC has coordinated the Senior Games of San Antonio, and for the last three years, San Antonio has played host to the Texas State Senior Games. These Games offer adults age 50 and better numerous opportunities to compete in more than twenty events, including pickleball, track & field, billiards, bowling, shuffleboard, softball, and more. There is something for every interest, ability, and skill. The Games are a true testament to the JCC’s and our city’s efforts to transition San Antonio into a fit city. This year, we expect more than 2,000 athletes to compete in the Games. The Games are a community-wide effort, as each event is hosted at venues throughout our city, from one corner to another. Our sponsors and community partners represent locally owned businesses, major corporations, and organizations who serve our seniors. For an event such as this one, it truly takes a village. Whether or not you are over 50 or even an athlete, we invite you to participate in any way you are able. Our volunteers are an integral part of making this community event such a great success, offering support as nurses, time keepers, stuffing and handing out goody bags, running supplies, and more. The Texas State Senior Games run from March 27 through April 6. For a full schedule of volunteer opportunities or to complete a volunteer registration form online, please visit us at www.sportsforlife.org/ volunteer, or visit the Games’ website at www.sportsforlife.org. If you have questions about this year’s Games, please call director Cathy Pottorf at 210-302-6870, or email her at pottorfc@jcc-sa.org.

YOUR JCC Story Meet Rosana Andrade Rosana Andrade joined the JCC family in 2006 to take part in the swimming team and to spend time with friends who were already here; her fiancé, Michael Barton, joined in 2012. Rosana, who is from Brazil, was thrilled to find a place that made her feel as comfortable as back home. She found that in the JCC and eventually moved nearby since, as she put it, the JCC “is my second home now.” The J is also a place where she and Michael can take fitness classes together in a nice environment. While swimming, friends, and a feeling of home are reasons why Rosana first joined the JCC, she is now active in a number of other programs and classes. She takes the Les Mills BodyPump class, yoga, Pilates, and utilizes the Hendin Fitness Center. Being active here has also led to Rosana’s involvement in the Senior Games of San Antonio, where she participates in swimming, table tennis, and track. She also plays water polo with a team that she herself started at the JCC back in 2006! The JCC has become so much more than just a community center or a place to work out for Rosana. She has made friends that mean more to her than money. Of the friendships she has found, Rosana says she could “find and see it” at the JCC. And what is one of Rosana’s favorite memories of her time here at the J? Jacuzzi time with her fellow swimmers after they practice! Rosana, we are so happy that you have found friends and a second home here at the JCC.

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A series of spirited competitions for adults 50 & better. Registration due by March 6. Register NOW at the JCC or visit www.sportsforlife.org

WELCOME to all of our new members. We’re glad You Belong Here®!

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adult enrichment & education fogiel gift shop • methodist healthcare senior center

Israeli Dancing (Age: 15+) Come explore the fascinating folkloric tradition of Israeli music and dance. Enjoy the classics and learn the newest dances by a wide variety of Israeli artists. No experience necessary. 7pm: Beginners/warm-up. 8pm: Intermediate/Advanced | Visit www.danceolam.org for more information. MO, Ongoing, 7-10pm • $4 M ($6NM) per class, pay with Instructor Instructor: Becky Schenker and Raphi Sonsino • Location: Dance Studio

Jewish Genealogical Society (Adult) Trace your roots, learn your family’s history, and build your family tree. Attendees are provided with a database of online research destinations ideal for a beginner. Occasional speakers and information sharing with other attendees make membership in this society a worthy and affordable investment. Third Sunday of each month, 1:30pm – 3:30pm $18 M ($27 NM) Annual Fee Club Leader: Marion Bernstein • Location: Beldon Library

Silver Cinema Film Screenings (Adult)

The JCC, in conjunction with the Golden Manor Auxiliary, offers a fun program called Silver Cinema. A new film is screened the first and third Thursday of every month at 1pm in the Holzman Auditorium. March 6: Hester Street March 20: The Guilt Trip First & third Thursday of each month, 1pm • Cost: Free Location: Holzman Auditorium

Charlie Pearl Senior Adult Programs Game Room Activities (Adult) Borrow ours or grab your tiles, a deck of

cards or your dominos and join other seniors for an afternoon of friendly competition. Additional available games include Scrabble and RummyQ. MO-TH, Weekly Ongoing, 10am – 4pm Free to JCC Members 65+ • Location: Senior Center

JCC Knitting Club (Adult) The J now has a Knitting Club! Join other members in the Senior Center every 2nd and 4th Thursday afternoon of the month at 1pm to work on your current projects, try something new, or contribute to a group mitzvah project. All levels of knitting and crochet are welcome.

Fit 4 Life

Yiddish Club (Adult) Join the JCC Yiddish Club and explore and cherish the history of the Yiddish culture, immerse in Yiddishkeit, and socialize with new and old friends. Kibbitz in Yiddish!

Fresh Kosher Lunch (Adult) Enjoy a healthy, kosher meal, and ‘do lunch’

Second and fourth Thursday of each month, 1pm Free • Location: Café

First Sunday of each month, 2pm - 4pm Free Club Leader: Hana Ross • Location: Senior Center

JCC Book Club (Adult) Get together with the baleboste for a monthly discussion of hot new titles and your old favorites. At the March meeting, we will discuss My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor. Care to stay for lunch? Dine on a healthy, chef inspired, kosher lunch! See this page for details. Second Monday of each month, 10:30am – 12pm Book Club / Free • Location: Room 227

(Adult) This class is designed specifically for seniors and focuses on strength, balance, flexibility and endurance. Most exercises performed in a seated position. MO-FR, Weekly, Ongoing, 11-11:45am Free to JCC Members 65+ Instructor: JCC Fitness Staff • Location: Auditorium

with friends! Monday through Thursday, weekly, beginning at 12pm, concluding by 1pm. 

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.  $3 Members. Non-members who are considering becoming JCC members are welcome to join.

The Senior Lunch program is funded in part by the Jewish Federation of San Antonio, United Way, and Golden Manor Jewish Senior Services. For more information, please contact Maya Siler at 210-302-6860 or silerm@jcc-sa.org.

Texas Actors Workshop On-Camera Acting Classes Beginner and Intermediate students of all ages welcome. Veteran students’ credits include BaskinRobbins, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, Burlington Coat Factory, Ghost Adventures, and The Lying Game. Classes geared to specific oncamera acting skills; creating real, 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. *Young Children’s On-Camera Acting Classes

(Grades K-4) TU, Ongoing, 4:30-5:30pm • $30 M ($35 NM)  per class

**Level I On-Camera Acting Classes (All Levels)

TU, Ongoing, 5:45-8:30pm • $40 M ($45 NM) per class

**Level II On-Camera Acting Classes

(All Ages - actors with experience) MO, Ongoing, 5:30-7:45pm • $40 M ($45 NM) per class

These sessions include one class per week. *The Tuesday 4:00 Young Children’s class has a $120 ($140 for NM) non-refundable deposit is required to get started and will pay for your first four classes. **A non-refundable $160 ($180 for NM) deposit is required get started and will pay for your first four classes. Referral Program: For every paying student you refer, your class fee will be decreased by $5 per week that student attends a paid class. To see which class is right for you, to register, or for more information, contact John McAteer at 210-2739511 or Tommy Deibel at tomtexasactorsworkshop@yahoo.com.


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adult arts & entertainment www.jccsanantonio.org

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.

JCC Author Series Presents Dan Zevin

“Dan Gets a Minivan, Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad” Tuesday, March 4 / 7:00pm / Holzman Auditorium “Dan Gets a Minivan” has won the 2013 Thurber Humor Award. Acclimating to the adult-oriented lifestyle has never been Dan’s strong suit, and this hilarious book chronicles the whole journey—from instituting date night to joining Costco; from touring Disneyland to recovering from knee surgery; from losing ambition to gaining perspective. The least hip citizen of Brooklyn, Dan has a working wife, two small children, a mother who visits each week to “help,” and an obese Labrador mutt. How he got to this point is a bit of a blur. There was a wedding, and then there was a puppy. A home was purchased. A town house. A new baby boy. A new baby girl. A stay-at-home dad was born. A prescription for Xanax was filled. Gray hairs appeared; gray hairs fell out. Six years passed in six seconds. And then came the minivan. This lively evening will explore life at the intersection of dude and dad and is sure to be enjoyed by anyone who is a dad, knows a dad, or both. Join Dan as he reads from his book, participates in a Q & A, and concludes the evening with a book signing. Tickets are $10. Visit www.jccsanantonio.org/author to purchase your tickets.

Professor Chad Spigel

“The Elephant in the Ancient Synagogue: Discovering Mosaics and Jewish Identity” Tuesday, March 18, 6:30pm Holzman Auditorium

Professor Chad Spigel joined the Religion Department at Trinity University in 2008 as an Assistant Professor. He received a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Ancient Jewish History from Duke University. He also spent a year studying at the Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Professor Spigel and Trinity students have made an amazing discovery of mosaic floor tiles, not once but twice, in an ancient synagogue. He will present on the discoveries and more at this educational and enlightening discussion. This event is free/open to the community. Due to space limitations, RSVPs are required. RSVP at any JCC Courtesy Desk, by calling 210-302-6820 or visit www.jccsanantonio.org.

Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz Sunday, March 23 - Sunday, April 6

The World’s Longest Running Musical… Coming soon to The Sheldon Vexler Theatre: the musical The Fantasticks. The show, by Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt, is the world’s longest running musical - running for over 52 years in Manhattan, and entrancing generations of audiences the world over. The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The narrator, El Gallo (originally played by the talented Mr. Jerry Orbach), asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.” The famous score, which includes the classics Try To Remember, They Were You and Soon It’s Gonna Rain, is as timeless as the story itself. The Vex will be presenting the show May 8 through June 8. Tickets go on sale early April, so stay tuned and “follow, follow, follow” The Fantasticks at www.vexler.org, www.jccsanantonio.org/thevex, and www.facebook.com/TheVextTheatre.

The Barshop Jewish Community Center is pleased to host the Images of the Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz exhibition. The Images exhibition is comprised of 36 high quality photographs of the original fabric collage and embroidered works by Holocaust survivor Esther Nisenthal Krinitz. In 1942, when the Jews of her Polish village were ordered by the Nazis to report to a nearby train station, 15-year-old Esther Nisenthal fled, with her 13-yearold sister in tow. Hiding with non-Jewish friends, then in the forest, Esther and her sister ultimately created new identities, posing as Polish Catholic farm girls, hiding in plain sight of the Gestapo.

In 1977, at the age of 50, Esther began creating works of fabric art to tell her story of survival. Trained as a seamstress, but with no training in art, she ultimately created the remarkable fabric pictures of strong, vivid images and folk-art realism, meticulously stitching the narrative of her story beneath each picture. The goal of hosting this exhibit is to educate about the Holocaust through art and a firstperson narrative. To complement your viewing of the exhibit, you are encouraged to download the audio tour which can On exhibit at the Barshop Jewish Community Center of San Antonio be found online at artandremembrance.org/ourMarch 23 - April 6, 2014 work/exhibitions/gallery-audio-tour/, or by scanning the QR code. The exhibit, available during Barshop JCC operating hours, will be located across from the Senior Center, is free of charge, and is open to the community. To schedule a group, docent led tour that includes a film screening of “Through the Eye of the Needle” (a 30-minute award-winning documentary about Esther), call Aliyah Kuchinsky at 210-302-6827. The deadline for group tour requests is March 12th.


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adult arts & entertainment www.jccsanantonio.org

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.

13th Annual Barshop JCC Jewish Film Festival: That’s a Wrap!

Film Festival Chairs Jolene Davis (L) and Alice Thorner (R) with committee member Seymour Palans (M)

Film Festival committee member Carol Sugarman enjoys the Festival with Amy Sugarman and Dan Weingart

Special thanks to: The Sponsors: Producer

Elsa Barshop • Jolene & Steve Davis • Dale & Harry Eastman Gail & Robert Gurwitz • Dana & Bruce Hendin • Mary Sue & Maurie Kern The Lazarus Foundation Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation Ann Pomerantz • Laura & Jack Richmond • Sandra & Stanley Rosenberg Cherie & Joe Shulter • Gloria & Gerald Silber • Barbara & Stanley Spigel Francie & Harris Sterling • Alice & Richard Thorner • Bette & Jack Vexler Maxine & Dick Zucker

Director

Mindi Alterman & Glenn Halff • The Braverman Family Charitable Foundation Luann & Larry Cohen • Toni & Richard Goldsmith New Balance of San Antonio – Emily & Rob Kaufman Cary & Jeff Kavy • Rochelle & David Lefton • Danny Markson Karen & David Palans • Judy & Seymour Palans • Bari & Arthur Rosenthal Coldwell Banker/D’Ann Harper Realtors – Courtney & Steve Silver Margo & Ken Train • Sherie & Anatole Trakhtenbroit • Sandy & Mel Weingart

Cinematographer

Adante Senior Living • Gayle & Stanley Alterman • Kate Badash Marjorie & Joel Baseman • Beverly & Mike Birnbaum • Linda & Stanley Blend Darilek Butler & Associates, PLLC – Susan & Steve Butler • Phyllis Davis Jayne & David Gordon • Danna & Jim Halff • Sally Halff Roxanne Henkin & Mary Lou Daugherty • Ruth & Haskel Hoine • Yvette Kalter Roxana & Jerry Kelfer • Barbara & Herbert Keyser • Shirley & Charles Lerner Robin Thorner & John LoCurto • Suzanne & Rusty Palmer Kristy & Alan Petlin • Pulman, Cappuccio, Pullen & Benson, LLP Bonnie Reed & Stu Schlossberg • Daniella & Tibor Ritter • Ross/Stern Families Great Adventures, Inc. – Ellen & Bob Sims • Lynn & Samuel Stahl Carol & Kenneth Sugarman • Leslie & Jon Tramer Tina & Brian Weiner • Wortham Group – Janet & Joe Westheimer

Supporting Cast

Pat Kalmans & Mike Ozer

The Committee:

Jolene Davis, Co-Chair • Alice Thorner, Co-Chair • Mindi Alterman Wendy Barker • Susan Blumenthal • Clarance Dickinson • Neal Kavy Steven G. Kellman • Seymour Palans • Alan Petlin • Ann Pomerantz Carol Sugarman • Sandy Weingart

Contributors:

Clytie Thomas Phelps • Martha Monier Steves

Sponsors Steve Butler, Susan Gershenhorn and James Lazarus get ready for opening night


family arts & entertainment www.jccsanantonio.org

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Fiesta Parades April 25 and 26 Purchase your Fiesta Parade tickets now! Enjoy a San Antonio tradition while supporting San Antonio BBYO! Call 210-302-6859.

Celebrate Purim / Sunday, March 16th / 2-4pm Markey Park at the J

Celebrate Purim at this Ta’am Ha’Ona event meaning “Essence of the Season.” It will include fun that’s suitable for all ages, including children’s crafts, a DJ, obstacle courses, and lively costume contests for people as well as pets! The Say.She.Ate food truck will be serving up their eclectic fare and the JCC will provide a tasty sample of Hamentaschen.

Be sure to check out New Balance San Antonio and their ‘shoe assessment station.’ Pet’s First Veterinary Clinic will host “Ask a Vet,” Gary Oswalt of Rob Cary Pet Resort will host “Ask a Trainer,” and the San Antonio Humane Society will be accepting donations from their wish list. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the holiday of Purim, one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar, and also to recognize our furry friends with the added goal of collecting items to benefit The San Antonio Humane Society. Visit www.jccsanantonio.org/seasons for more information, including the latest list of vendors. Want to participate by hosting a table for your business or pet-centered non-profit organization? Call Aliyah Kuchinsky at 210-302-6827.

First Night Seder at the JCC / Monday, April 14th / 7pm Holzman Auditorium

Traditional & Tasty Meal • Participatory Seder • Singing • Search for the Afikomen $18 ages 12 and up / $9 ages 4 to 11 Free for children 3 and under The Seder is Open to the Community. Registration will close when the seat limit has been reached. Seating preferences will be considered but not guaranteed. RSVPs are required. RSVP at any JCC Courtesy Desk, by calling 210-302-6820, or visit www.jccsanantonio.org/seasons.

See You at the Show! STARZ presents

Performances: March 22-23 Tickets on sale now! $7 per person; contact Lauri, 210-302-6859, or Rachel, rustinr@jcc-sa.org.


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adult fitness, recreation & sports

hendin fitness center • sokol tennis center • wulfe gymnasium • markey park ONGOING GROUP EXERCISE SCHEDULE

MONDAY

5:55

TUESDAY Bodypump™- Ruth-CS

6:00

8:00

9:00

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10:00 Pilates Mat-Chris-AD

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■ Jacki Sorensen Aerobic Dance - G Step Interval-Anna-CS ◆ Power H20-Naomi-P Nia-Brenda-CS

T.B.C-Anna-CS

11:00 Fit 4 Life-Anna-AD

■ Jacki Sorensen Aerobic Dance - G

6:00 Conditioning-Ruth-CS

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FRIDAY

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Pilates Inspired-Paty-CS

■ Jacki Sorensen Aerobic Dance - G Cycling-Layla-TS Muscles in MotionAudrey-G Bodypump™-Ruth-CS ◆ Aquafit-Naomi-P

Fit 4 Life-Roberta-AD

HiiT-Ruth-CS

■ Jacki Sorensen Aerobic Dance - G Step Interval-Anna-CS ◆ Power H20-Naomi-P

Pilates Foam Roller-Chris-AD

Fit 4 Life-Naomi-AD

Nia-Brenda-CS

Fit 4 Life-Audrey-AD

■ Jacki Sorensen Aerobic Dance - G

ZUMBA®-Paty-AD

Fitness Fusion-Cindy-CS

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u Aquafit Pool workout using water resistance that is easy on the joints. $5/class or $25/month 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.) Boot Camp Get the Ultimate circuit training workout! Circuit training alternates strength training exercises with anaerobic & aerobic activities to give you two workouts in one. Combining intervals of cardio drills and muscle conditioning exercises, you can burn 400 – 600 calories. Expect the unexpected in this full-body Boot Camp class, packed with lots of variety, tons of fun and a little healthy competition! Cardio A new twist on an old favorite, this class will strengthen the heart, mind and body while you learn proper techniques and foundations of kickboxing. This energized workout is guaranteed to make you sweat! Conditioning Combo class of muscle training & cardiovascular moves Cycling Take the ride of your life with an intense 45 minute cardiovascular workout followed by 10 minutes of core and flexibily work. Fit 4 Life Focus on strength, flexibility and endurance in this class executed 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 this fitness pitfall and maximize results! HiiT (High Intensity Interval Training) An intense, drill-based class designed to quickly increase your level of fitness while building muscle/burning fat. J-abata This class will utilize cycles of short bursts of MAXIMAL effort training combined with short periods of rest for the ultimate workout! This is Tabata, JCC style! Muscles in Motion Weight training class using dumbbells, flexibility balls, and tubes. Nia Body & mind class combines dance, martial arts and yoga.

Muscles in Motion-Anna-G Bodypump™- Cindy-CS ◆ Aquafit-Naomi-P Pilates Mat-Chris-AD

Fit 4 Life-Roberta-AD Restorative YogaRachel-DS

ZUMBA®-Jezica-AD

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Cycling-Dawn-TS

SUNDAY

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Boot Camp-Paty- CS

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T.B.C.-Anna-CS

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T.B.C-Audrey-CS

Yoga Flow-Layla-DS

5:30

THURSDAY

Cycling-Layla-TS

■ Jacki Sorensen Aerobic Dance - G

8:30

WEDNESDAY

Bodypump™-CS Rotating Instructors

11:00 Yoga-Carolyn-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.

LOCATION KEY

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Auditorium After School Cntr. Training Studio Motor Skills Gymnasium Dance Studio Conditioning Studio Pool

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

Bodypump™ classes are 60 minutes/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. Class Locations/Instructors Subject to Change. Participants Must check in at the Sports & Fitness Courtesy Desk Before Class.

Pilates Mat/Pilates Inspired Mat class that works on core strength and flexibility. Pilates on the Foam Roller Pilates is a series of movements requiring focus, breath and attention to alignment. 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. $5/class or $25/month M only. n Jacki Sorensen’s Aerobic Dancing A progressive 12-week session of aerobic dance. For fees and to register, contact Phylis Patterson at 490-1283 or Elaine Gardner at 885-5094. Open to the community. Restorative Yoga This class is a mixture of challenging and restorative poses tempered by a strong shot of down to earth humor and deep knowledge of kinesiology, alignment and therapeutics. Designed to restore the nervous system and help release deeply held tensions from the body and mind, this class is a great way to end your week. All levels are welcome; please come prepared with your mat and an open mind. 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. But the fun doesn’t stop there! Classes also offer a variety of strength training and core exercises to give you a total body workout with some old school fun!. 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 Recommended for all who wish to deepen their yoga practice and increase strength and physical conditioning. This fitness-based, multi-level class aims for the integration of mind and body, breathing, balance, and flexibility. The tempo is energetic and vigorous, with emphasis on proper body alignment and in-depth muscle work through creative sequencing of poses. We finish in an intense state of relaxation, with an overall sense of physical and mental well-being. Zumba® Latin dance class that features exotic rythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats.


adult fitness, recreation & sports

hendin fitness center • sokol tennis center • wulfe gymnasium • markey park Adult Fitness

Tee Up Fore! the Kids May 2nd at Brackenridge Park Golf Course

Body Back® (Age: Adults) SFBB

What is Body Back®? It is a results-based workout program for moms of any age. Inspired by the Mama Wants Her Body Back video series, it offers high intensity, interval workouts along with before and after fitness assessments, coaching, and support so that you will see weight loss, increased strength, and energy. Unleash your personal possibilities! TU/TH, 11am-12pm OR 8-9pm, Mar. 18-May 13 • $199 M ($249 NM) • No class: April 15 Instructor: Gretchen Hokenson • Location: Training Studio Includes 2 workouts per week for 8 weeks, Meal plan and food journal, before & after fitness assessments/weightand measurements, online support.

Barre @ the J (Age: Adult) #SFBAR

The BARRE class is a whole body, dynamic, safe and effective workout to music based on Pilates principles and dance movements. Students should bring their own mat and participate in bare feet or socks with grips. Want to try the class out first? Drop in for only $20, space permitting. MO, Mar. 3-24, 9-9:45am • Instructor: Chris Rhoades, M.Ed • Location: Dance Studio TH, Mar. 6, 13, 20 & 27 • Instructor: Layla Rauch • Location: Dance Studio $60 M ($80 NM) per month ($20 drop-in based on availability)

Small Group Training KWOW: Kettlebell Workout of the Week (Age: Adults) #SFWOW

Want to blast fat & build muscle? Kettle bells offer a different kind of training using dynamic moves targeting almost every aspect of fitness – endurance, strength, balance, agility and cardio endurance. Exercising with kettle bells targets all of the major muscle groups as well as the stabilizing muscles delivering a full-body workout in an extremely efficient amount of time. Come swing a bell & get strong and lean! Min/Max: 4/6

MO/WE, Mar. 3-26, 5:30-6:15pm • $100 M ($125 NM) Instructor: Anna Kurz • Location: Training Studio

CLASS NOW FORMING! Tai Chi (Age: Adults)

Create a magnificent work of art: Yourself Whole in Health. Learn/practice classical T’ai Chi Ch’uan / 37 forms of Wang Peisheng. Minimum amout of participants required to start the class. Call the Sports & Fitness Courtesy Desk at 210-302-6825 to sign up.

This year’s JCC Golf Classic will be held at one of the city’s most outstanding courses, Brackenridge Park Golf Course, on Friday, May 2nd. This annual event supports JCC youth and inclusion programs which range from After School Care to Summer Inclusion Camp to youth leagues and more. Each of our youth and inclusion programs is geared towards active minds and healthy bodies for children. So how can you be involved and support this great event? Simple, visit our website at www.jccsanantonio.org/forethekids to gather more information about the various sponsorship and individual golfer opportunities. You don’t need to be an expert or seasoned golfer to participate, instead, just an interest in spending the day with friends on the links for a worthwhile cause! Each golfer will receive a goody bag, an opportunity to participate in select contests on the course, box lunch and dinner provided by Blanco BBQ. If you really aren’t a golfer but want to support the event, you might consider purchasing a hole sponsorship or making a contribution to our auction. This year’s auction will be online beginning in April, giving your donation some great exposure. If you have questions about these opportunities please call Carisa Heiss at 210-3026866 or email Carisa at heissc@jcc-sa.org.

Adult Aquatics Masters Swim (Age: Adults)

Have fun and enjoy friendly competition while getting fit. Open to all levels of fitness swimmers, competitive swimmers and triathletes. This is a JCC Members Only program. MO/WE/FR, 6-7am & 8:30-9:30am , TU/TH, 6-7am & 8:30-9:30am, SU, 9-10am, Ongoing Monthly $42 JCC Members Only – Pay with Instructor Instructor: Susan Ingraham and Titta Elias • Location: Pool

Total Immersion Swimming (Age: Adult) Work less, swim better, and enjoy it more with Total Immersion. Designed for new, experienced, fitness, and competitive swimmers. Become an energy-conscious swimmer by swimming with your body - not just arms and legs.

WE, 8-9pm ongoing/monthly once minimum enrollment is acheived • $60 M ($80 NM) per month Instructor: Horacio Lopez/Jacqui Crow • Location: Conditioning Studio

Secrets to getting Better Results from Working Out (Age: Adults)

If you’re going to spend the time working out, you should see results within a few months. If the results are not happening, maybe you don’t understand just what you need. Or maybe you’ve seen changes, but not in areas that you want. These 4 classes will provide the newest insight from research on exercise, as well as ways to workout that will maximize your results while making sure that your movements are healthy and good for your joints.

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½ hour Session: $40 M ($60 NM) Packages of Six, ½ hour or Three, 1-hour Sessions: $200 M ($250 NM) Instructor: Todd Erickson • Call the S&F Courtesy Desk at 210-302-6825 to schedule lessons.

MO, Mar. 3, 10, 17 & 24, 11am-12pm, $80 M ($100 NM) Instructor: *Renae Cane

Qigong / Chi Energy Movement (Age: Adults) • Strengthening using healthy body-weight techniques that are good for joints • Muscle activation for balancing and training you to have a healthy posture that will enhance your whole being. • Core training and martial arts centering to make you more powerful now and help you become stronger than ever and boost your energy level. This class will teach you to recognize and use subtle energy movements to affect your strength, your vitality, your internal organs, and how they work together, as well as your health in general. During and after the class, you feel connected, energized, flowing, strong, and enlivened. At the same time, your balance, strength, body, and breath awareness are enhanced.

March 27-April 6

SU, Mar. 2, 9, 16 & 23, 11am-12pm, $80 M ($100 NM) Instructor: *Renae Cane

*Renae Cane is a 5th-degree Black Belt instructor of Bujitsu and has taught healthy movement for all ages for over 17 years. She is a certified instructor for World Instructor Training Schools, teaching people to be personal trainers. She is co-author of Dynamic Body Response, a rehabilitative exercise book.

Thanks to New Balance San Antonio, the Official Outfitter of JCC Sports & Fitness Staff.

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A series of spirited competitions for adults 50 & better. Registration due by March 6. Register NOW at the JCC or visit www.sportsforlife.org


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adult fitness, recreation & sports

hendin fitness center • sokol tennis center • wulfe gymnasium • markey park Register early to secure your spot and for added convenience. Registration in person, by mail and by fax are available as long as space is available in the program.

ADULT TENNIS LEAGUES

ADULT LEAGUES

Leagues currently underway for most leagues. Minimum 6 teams per league. For information about upcoming leagues, contact Kristofer Todd, Assistant Athletic Director, at 210-302-6844 or toddk@jcc-sa.org 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 on Monday nights. Men’s 40+ Basketball League A league for our players age 40 and up with a competitive edge. Scheduled to play on Tuesday nights. Men’s 6’2” & Under Basketball League A league specifically designed for players with a height of 6’2” and under only. Scheduled to play on Wednesday nights. Men’s Open Basketball League Our most competitive league—fast and fun with the focus on competition. Scheduled to play on Thursday nights. Men’s 50+ Basketball League A fast-paced 3v3 league played half court for players age 50 and up. Teams are scheduled to play on Tuesday nights. Schedules are determined by the number of teams registered. Round robin play followed by top 8 teams advancing to playoffs. Basketball League Fees: $480 per team PLUS a *refundable $50 forfeit fee and $35 for each player after 8 players, up to 10 players. Men’s 50+ League Fees: $45 JCC Member/$60 NonMember PLUS a *refundable $50 forfeit fee. *The $50 forfeit fee carries over from season to season for existing teams so long as they have had no forfeits during the season. All payments are due in advance and in full by the team captain to guarantee a spot. NO EXCEPTIONS. Registration for all teams is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited, therefore, leagues may fill up before the actual registration deadline arrives.

Blanco BBQ is the official championship sponsor of the JCC Men’s Basketball Leagues.

The JCC offes a variety of leagues for all level players. Please see website for time, days and additional leagues. Leagues are $35 M ($50 NM) per six-week session.

Co-Ed 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 a different player of equal skill level each week.

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.

USTA LEAGUES: We also offer a variety of USTA Team Leagues. Contact JCC Director of Tennis Victor Torres, 210-302-6824, for details.

TENNIS CLINICS

Unlimited Clinics $75 M ($105 NM) per month (Sign up for Autopay and get $5 a month off!) Monday Beginner’s Clinic (Adult) Learn the basics of tennis: forehand, backhand/service strokes and rules. Ongoing, 9-10:30am OR 7-8:30pm Intermediate Clinic (Adult) For those players that can control their ground strokes/ footwork and are ready to learn strategy. Ongoing, 7-8:30pm Tuesday Beginner Cardio (Adult) A combination of fitness boot camp with tennis play and great music. Lots of fun & fitness! Ongoing, 9-10:30am

Senior Clinic (Adult 50+) Combo of basic drills and advanced match play. Ongoing, 10-11am $40 M ($60 NM) per month

Wednesday Beginner’s Clinic (Adult) Learn the basics of tennis: forehand, backhand/service strokes and rules. Ongoing, 7-8:30pm Intermediate Clinic (Adult) For those players that have control of their ground strokes and footwork and are ready to learn strategy. Ongoing, 9-10:30am and 7-8:30pm

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Thursday Intermediate Cardio Clinic (Adult) A combination of fitness boot camp with tennis play and great music. Lots of fun & fitness! Ongoing, 9-10:30am

Women’s 18+ Basketball League!

It’s BACK!

For women who have played in the past and are looking for a competitive challenge.

SU, 3pm • April 27-July 13

$350 per team up to 10 players + $50 refundable forfeit deposit Or register as an individual to be placed on a team: $60

Spaces are limited! Registration is currently underway and will close April 11 or when the league is full. For more information, contact Chaz, Assistant Athletic Director, at 210-302-6855 or ballderramac@jcc-sa.org. Thanks to New Balance San Antonio The Official Outfitter of JCC Sports & Fitness Staff.

Friday All Levels Clinic (Adult) Intense drills at your skill level. Ongoing, 9-10:30am WHEELCHAIR TENNIS CLASSES

Wheelchair Tennis Beginner (Age: 10-Adult) For beginners or those who have

been away from the game! Ongoing, WE, 5-7pm & SA, 1-3pm • $10 M ($20 NM) per 4 weeks

Wheelchair Tennis Proficient C (Age: 10-Adult) For proficient “C” and above level players. MO & TH, Ongoing, 12-2pm • $10 M ($20 NM) per 4 weeks


early childhood education

block and dreeben school for young children • marbut playground Start Seeing Diversity SEE ING DI VE RSITY START

The JCC will host the 13th Annual Start Seeing Diversity Conference on Friday, March 28. The Block and Dreeben School for Young Children program will be closed so all teachers may attend the conference. The 26inclusiveness, & 27, 2010 acceptance, and tolerance, as goal of the conference promote 10th Annual Conferenceis to March well as to combat the “isms” of society through the exploration of our own biases, and to carry back the insights gained from the conference into the work done within the early childhood community.

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Last Session this Semester! FREE Parenting Classes

Precious Minds, New Connections is offering an opportunity for parents and caregivers of young children to increase their parenting knowledge and skills. Topics include nurturing as a lifestyle, understanding development, promoting positive behavior, and more! Classes/childcare are offered at no charge but reservations must be made in advance. Call 210-302-6846 to register or for more info. Class Times Mornings 9:15-11:15am • Evenings 6:30-8:30pm 10-Week Session Dates Class 4: March 6-May 15, TH, Morning & Evening

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Lisa Uribe who is the Executive Director of the Women’s Global Connection. City Councilman Diego Bernal is the featured lunch speaker. There will be over 20 break-out sessions. Call 210-302-6846 for more information or visit www.jccsanantonio.org to download a registration form.

Will the Real Queen Esther Please Stand Up? On Friday, March 14, children and staff will dress up in costumes for a Purim celebration and will hear the reading of the megillah by Mora Susie. Children will bake hamentaschen and share mishloah manot (gifts of food) with friends at the Campus. Additionally, gifts to the needy, Matanot La’Evyonim, will be given by children by collecting tzedakah and donating it to two charitable funds

Parenting Workshop

(Babysitting is available for JCC members at $3.00 per hour per child with prior reservation. Member Plus members enjoy free babysitting with prior reservation. Call 210-302-6820 to reserve a space for your child(ren).)

Helping Children Identify and Manage Their Feelings and Behaviors

Young children act how they feel. So many times a difficult situation is more about the feelings than the behavior. Learn the importance of acknowledging and validating children’s feelings. SU, May 4, 10-11am or WE, May 7, 5-6pm • Free M ($5 NM) Facilitators: Cindy Berman and Amy Sugarman • Location: Motor Skills Room

Sheva: JCC Association’s Early Learning Framework The Block and Dreeben School for Young Children is now participating in a new initiative called Sheva (Hebrew for seven), which outlines a new dynamic vision of excellence in Jewish early childhood education and family engagement. Central to Sheva is the idea that the success of early childhood education depends not only on the teacher educator, but also on the combined efforts of everyone involved in the program, including the children, families, and especially the program directors. Sheva’s seven core principles include: 1. Learning about children as constructivist learners 2. Encouraging early childhood directors to be visionaries 3. Supporting early childhood educators as professionals 4. Seeing families as engaged partners; using school environments as inspiration for inquiry 5. Incorporating the importance of Israel into educator’s and children’s Jewish learning 6. Using the Discover: CATCH program to set a precedent for a lifetime of exercise and healthy habits 7. All while inspiring children to think critically and take an active role in their education. Sheva is innovative, not only in its use of recent child development studies, but in its utilization of digital resources to foster a community and an exchange of ideas among JCCs across the continent, which will benefit everyone involved. Director of Early Childhood Services, Alissa Levey Baugh, participates in a monthly Google Hangout with other JCC Early Childhood directors for discussions related to the seven core principles. Additionally, there are “Sheva Talks,” in which presentations by various expert speakers are recorded and made available online to serve as a resource. Included in the Sheva framework is An Ethical Start curriculum, which our early childhood program has been implementing for over ten years. This program teaches ethics to young children in a developmentally appropriate way through stories, songs, and special activities. The teachings are based on the ancient Jewish text, Pirkei Avot. To learn more about this new initiative or the Block and Dreeben School for Young Children, call 210-302-6846 to schedule a tour. We have limited openings for the 2014-2015 school year which will begin June 9.


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early childhood programs register online at www.jccsanantonio.org

Online Registration for classes will cease at 9am two working days prior to class start date. Register early to secure your spot and for added convenience. Registration in person, by mail and by fax is available as long as space is available in the program.

NEW!

Yoga for Kids (Ages: 3.5-PreK)

Come join the fun while we learn about animals, mirroring and partnering through yoga. Let’s become yogis together!

#ECYK2, MO, Mar. 17 – May 12, 3-3:30pm Class will not meet Apr. 21 $64 M ($96 NM) Instructor: Leigh Goldstein • Location: Motor Skills Room

Little Rembrandts Explore the Masters (Ages: 3.5-PreK)

Why did Seurat paint in dots? Why was Picasso so famous for his funny faces? Students learn about the masters and explore the techniques they used to create their masterpieces. Students will use a variety of materials in a hands-on art-making experience.

NEW!

#ECLR2, TU, Mar. 18 – May 13, 4-4:45pm Class will not meet Apr. 15 or 22 $70 M ($105 NM) Instructor: Lisa Mittler Bradford • Location: ECD Lounge

Math Blast (Ages: 3.5-PreK)

With smiles and laughter, children will learn important pre-math skills (such as counting, shapes, patterns, graphing, comparing and measuring) through music and movement, games, art and other hands-on activities.

Tumblebus (Ages: 3-PreK)

All aboard! This awesome bus is a fully-padded gymnasium on wheels with equipment specifically designed for young children. Activities focus on developing gross motor skills, tumbling and apparatus skills. Objectives include developing positive self-image, promoting attitude towards physical activity as a part of a lifestyle, and increased physical and mental awareness. #ECTB2, FR, Mar. 21 – May 16, 3-3:30pm Class will not meet: Mar. 28, Apr. 25 $91 M ($137 NM) Instructor: Alamo Heights Gymnastics Instructors Location: Tumblebus

#ECKT1B, WE, Mar. 19 – May 14, 3-4pm Class will not meet: Apr. 16 $104 M ($156 NM) Instructor: Kathy Thompson • Location: Auditorium

Music Masters (Ages: 3-5)

Music Masters is a unique program of music classes, created by Anita Goldberg, in which children sing, move, play percussion instruments, develop a strong rhythmic sense and listening skills while acquiring a strong foundation of music theory, learn to read notes and learn to play piano/keyboard. #ECMUS2: Ages 4-5 from 4-5pm WE, Jan. 15 – May 14 • Class will not meet Mar. 12, Apr. 16 $272 M ($400 NM) Instructor: Sabra Grainger • Location: Motor Skills Room

­Treehouse Music Together #ECTMT

NEW!

DANCE

Spring Dance Recital May 11 at 1pm

Mini Movers I

(Ages: 3.5-4) #ECMM1

Ballet/Tap class will introduce the basics of Ballet for technique, grace, and flexibility and Tap for rhythm and coordination. This class will stimulate young children while encouraging taking turns and sharing all while developing self-confidence. TU, Jan. 14 – May 13, 3-3:45pm Class will not meet: Mar. 11, Apr. 15 or 22 $180 M ($270 NM) Instructor: Move & Groove Dance • Location: Dance Studio

Mini Movers II

(Ages: 3.5-4) We continue to develop both basic Ballet and Tap skills in this class. Ballet will include basic vocabulary, stretching, and technique. Tap will focus on rhythm, timing and coordination. The combination of both disciplines of dance will create a confident child in a nurturing environment while having a great time!

(Ages: 3.5-5 as of Sept. 1, ‘14) #SOC5

Before you know it, it will be time to spring into soccer mode again! Our legendary Soccer Academy will begin in March offering your child a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while getting fun and developmentally appropriate exercise and playing soccer too! The Soccer Academy includes two soccer practices a week and games on Sundays. Let your kids get their kicks on!

#ECMB2, TH, Mar. 20 – May 15, 4-4:30pm $72 M ($108 NM) Instructor: Veronica Cerda • Location: Motor Skills Room

Kid Tech (Ages: 3-5)

Teach your child how to use technology as a tool, not just a toy! Puterbugs is a fun and educational class starring your child as the main character of a guided learning adventure in an exciting world full of technology! Puterbugs features a live-action teacher, Mr. Scott, who guides your child to navigate independently with confidence, through self-adjusting activities that adapt to your child’s individual level.

Soccer Academy

MO, Mar. 17 – May 12, 4-5pm No practice on Apr. 21

$80 M ($120 NM) Instructor: JCC Staff • Location: Field

Thank you to Briones Consulting & Engineering, Ltd. for sponsoring JCC Youth Leagues.

Mini Soccer

(Age: 3.5–*PreK) #MINSOC

Not quite ready for our Spring Soccer Academy? This class that is perfect for preparing both you and your child for next Fall’s soccer league. In this introductory class, your little one will continue to learn and develop basic motor skills while learning the fundamentals of soccer. Players need to bring cleats and shin guards. Parents are welcome to participate.

TU, Mar. 18 – May 13, 3-3:30pm • Class will not meet: Apr. 15, 22 $35 M ($63 NM) Instructor: JCC Staff • Location: Field

#ECMM2M, MO, Jan. 13 – May 12, 3-3:45pm Class will not meet: Feb. 17, Mar. 10, Apr. 21 #ECMM2W, WE, Jan. 15 – May 14, 3-3:45pm Class will not meet: Mar. 13, Apr. 16 $180 M ($270 NM) Instructor: Move & Groove Dance • Location: Dance Studio

(Ages: Birth to 5 years old)

Sing, dance, clap, chant, and play simple instruments together as a family! Through guided musical play, your child will develop natural musical abilities and gain skills that will support musical growth throughout life. Learn to incorporate music into daily life and build memories with your childwhile adding new musical tools to your “parenting toolbox”.  A $40 supply fee is due at the first class*. Families take home 2 identical CDs, a songbook, and educational support materials.  (Each term features a unique song collection.) TH, Mar. 20-May 15, 5-5:45 pm M - $122 / child; NM - $181 / child (*The $40 Music Together® fee per enrolled family is payable at the first class meeting to Treehouse Music Together.) Instructor: Jackie Shepherd •Location: Motor Skills Room

Summer is just around the corner; see page 18 for information about Water Acclimation Classes and Swim Lessons!

Do you have a child entering kindergarten in fall, 2014? Be sure to check out our exciting summer programming, and SAVE 8% (JCC Members Only) when you register before March 21! Pick up a Summer J-Camp brochure at the JCC or visit www.jccsanantonio.org/camp


youth grades k-5

sanford weiner after school center

Summer Camp at the JCC Rocks! Summer camp preparations are under way! We are hard at work preparing field trips, overnights, camp games, and fun family evenings. We are recruiting counselors and preparing activities. Did you know J-Camp is one of only three summer camp programs in the San Antonio area accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA)? That means we are meeting some of the highest standards for camp programs in the nation. ACA looks for quality and safety features as well as staff training and programming ideas. Check out the ACA website www.acacamps.org for more details. Summer camp registration and discounts for members began in mid January and goes through March 21. Registration opens up to the community April 1. Remember to register early for the discounts. You don’t want to miss out on a fantastic summer of rocking fun! Visit www.jccsanantonio.org/camp for more information.

Spring Break Fun • March 10-14 “When I Grow Up…” camps can introduce you to new ideas and fun professions. Discover what it takes to be an author and illustrator or an inventor. If sports are your thing, come learn about the sports world and tennis world. This spring break try something new with the JCC’s Spring Break Camps. For more details, check out the spring camp brochure, look online at www.jccsanantonio.org, or call Camp Director Lisa Guerrero at 210-302-6959.

Family Fun Ahead!

Don’t miss the Purim Celebration on March 16. On this day we’ll very merry be! (See page 9.)

And there’s always tomorrow! Performances will be held on March 22 & 23. (Details on page 9.)

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Online Registration for classes will cease at 9am two working days prior to class start date. Register early to secure your spot and for added convenience. Registration in person, by mail and by fax is available as long as space is available in the program.

Music Masters (Grade: K)

Music Masters is a unique program of music classes created by Anita Goldberg, in which children sing, move, play percussion instruments, develop a strong rhythmic sense and listening skills, while acquiring a strong foundation of music theory, learn to read notes, and play piano/keyboard. WE, Jan. 15 – May 14, 4-5pm Class will not meet Mar. 12, Apr. 16 • $272 M ($400 NM) Instructor: Sabra Grainger •Location: Motor Skills Room

Young Rembrandts Explore the Masters (Grades: K-2) Why did Seurat paint in dots? Why was Picasso so famous for his NEW! funny faces? Students learn about the masters and explore the techniques they used to create their masterpieces. Students will use a variety of materials in a hands-on art-making experience. #YYR2, TH, Mar. 20 – May 15, 4-4:45pm • $90 M ($135 NM) Instructor: Lisa Mittler Bradford • Location: Motor Skills Room

Hip Hop Bop (Grades: K-3) #YHHB

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 self esteem. Makes great memories too! TU, Jan. 14 – May 13, 4-5pm Class will not meet: Mar. 11, Apr. 15 or 22 • $180 M ($270 NM) Instructor: Move & Groove Dance • Location: Dance Studio

Move & Groove (Grades: K–2) #YMG

Ballet, jazz, and tap technique will be the focus of this high energy class. Dancers will develop technique, vocabulary, coordination, rhythm, flexibility and dance combinations in specific styles of each discipline of dance. Performance skills will be developed while instilling self confidence in each child in an exciting and nurturing environment. WE, Jan. 15 – May 14, 4-5pm Class will not meet: Mar. 12, Apr. 16 • $192 M ($288 NM) Instructor: Move & Groove Dance • Location: Dance Studio


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youth grades k-12 programs register online at www.jccsanantonio.org

Online Registration for classes will cease at 9am two working days prior to class start date. Register early to secure your spot and for added convenience. Registration in person, by mail and by fax is available as long as space is available in the program.

JCC Soccer Academy

Before you know it, it will be time to spring into Soccer mode again! Our legendary Soccer Academy is a great opportunity for kids to be outside getting valuable exercise and receiving the tops in soccer guidance from Coach Randy – former college and pro soccer player. A soccer ball, shin guards and cleats are required for play. Online registration includes a Soccer Equipment Package for $20! Season includes two practices each week/ 8-10 games. $80 M ($120 NM) Girls Under 7 Division #SOCG7 (Age: 5-6) MO, Mar. 17 – May 12, 5-6pm/No practice on Apr. 21 Boys Under 7 Division #SOCB7 (Age: 5-6) TU, Mar. 18 – May 13, 4-5pm/No practice on Apr. 15 Girls Under 9 Division #SOCG9 (Age: 7-80 TU, Mar. 18 – May 13, 5-6pm/No practice on Apr. 15 Boys Under 9 Division #SOCB9 (Age: 7-8) • WE, Mar. 19 – May 14, 4-5pm Girls Under 11 Division #SOCG11 (Age: 9-10) • WE, Mar. 19 – May 14, 5-6pm Boys Under 11 Division #SOCB11 (Age: 9-10) • TH, Mar. 20 – May 15, 4-5pm Co-Ed Under 13 Division #SOC13 (Age: 11-12) • TH, Mar. 20 – May 15, 4-5pm

Thank you to Briones Consulting & Engineering, Ltd. for sponsoring JCC Youth Leagues.

Ashcrafts Martial Arts (Grades: K-5)

Learn self-defense, improve your discipline and increase self-confidence all while learning valuable life and leadership skills. Grades K-2: #YASHA, 4:15-4:45pm Grades 3-5: #YASHB, 5-5:45pm TH, Mar. 20 – May 15 $80 M ($120 NM) per session Instructor: Ashcrafts Martial Arts Location: Conditioning Studio

Badminton (Grades: 3-5) #YBAD

Your child will have a blast learning and playing! We’ll teach them the rules and strategies while they improve skills like eye-hand coordination, catching and throwing while improving their agility. TH, Mar. 20 – May 15, 4-4:45pm $45 M ($81 NM) Instructor: JCC Staff • Location: Gym

Spring Break Elite Tennis Camp for Tournament Level Players in 7-12 grade March 10 – 14 / 9am – 12pm $100M ($150NM) For more information: 210-302-6833.

Braces in about half the time for about half the cost! (3 months to about a year)

TENNIS

*Session 3: Mar. 3-27 *Session 3 will be prorated; see website for prices. Session 4: Mar. 31- Apr. 24 • Session 5: Apr. 28-May 22 Class will not meet: Mar. 10-13, Apr. 15 or 21

One Star (Age: 4-6) #TEN1

Learn the basic skills through a series of fun & exciting games using the new USTA Quickstart program. With larger tennis balls on a smaller court, youngsters can more easily achieve success in the sport! MO-TH, 4-5pm • 1 X wk: $75 M ($115 NM) per session • 2 X wk: $130 M ($175 NM) per session

Two Star (Age: 7-9) #TEN2

Learn the basic rules of tennis and fundamental skills including stroke production: forehand, backhand, and serves. Emphasis is on fun!

MO-TH, 4-5pm • 1 X wk: $80 M ($120 NM) per session • 2 X wk: $140 M ($185 NM) per session

Three Star (Age: 10 & Up) #TEN3

Learn the basic rules of tennis and fundamental skills including stroke production: forehand, backhand, and serves. Emphasis is on fun!

MO-TH, 5-6pm • 2 X wk: $160 M ($210 NM) per session • 4 X wk: $250 M ($300 NM) per session

Four Star (Middle School) #TEN4

For youth on their Middle School Team or competing in ZAT level Tournaments.

MO-TH, 5-7pm • 2 X wk: $250 M ($300 NM) per session • 4 X wk: $480 M ($550 NM) per session

Five Star (High School) #TEN5

For youth on their High School tennis team or competing in USTA Championship Qualified & Super Champ Qualified Tournaments.

MO-TH, 5-7pm • 2 X wk: $250 M ($300 NM) per session • 4 X wk: $480 M ($550 NM) per session

Tennis Drop-In Option

Youth Tennis participants have the option to pay for an additional class by calling 302-6824 up to 2 hours prior to class time. Enrollment will be granted on a space available basis. Fees listed at the right. Payment must be made before the class begins at the Sports & Fitness Courtesy Desk.

One Time Drop-In Fees One Star $20 Two Star $20 Three Star $25 Four Star $35 Five Star $35


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youth aquatic programs you belong here! • www.jccsanantonio.org

Online Registration for classes will cease at 9am two working days prior to class start date. Register early to secure your spot and for added convenience. Registration in person, by mail and by fax is available as long as space is available in the program.

Summer Swim Prep with Coach Susan

Participants will receive preparation for the upcoming summer season with this class covering proper technique for all four competitive strokes. Diving, turns, and racing tips will also be presented. Member priority registration begins Feb. 3; NM registration begins Feb. 24. Ages: 7-9 TU/TH, Apr. 1-29, 3:45-4:15pm or 4:45-5:15pm MO/WE, Apr. 2-30, 3:45-4:15pm Ages: 10-12 TU/TH, Apr. 1-29, 4:15-4:45pm or 5:15-5:45pm MO/WE, Apr. 2-30, 4:15-4:45pm $32 M ($48 NM) Silver Swimmers or Coach’s Permission ONLY MO/WE, Apr. 2-30, 4:45 – 5:45pm Classes will not meet April 15 or 21. $40 M ($60 NM)

Gold Group (Grades: 9-12)

M-TH, ongoing monthly through April, 5:45-7:15pm Class will not meet April 14, 15 or 21. $80 M ($110 NM) per month Instructor: Kevin Gallivan

LIFEGUARD/WSI CLASSES Lifeguard Classes

Sess. 1: MO-TH, March 10-13, 10am-6pm Sess. 2: SU, March 23, 9am-5pm & MO-TH, March 24-27 5:30-10pm

JCC SWIM CLUB

The JCC Swim Club is staffed by professional swim coaches and offered to all recreational, fitness and competitive swimmers. Registration begins the 1st of every months. Members can arrange for automatic withdrawals. Registration will be open for Non-Members for the Gold Group on the 4th Friday of the month, if space available. Fee is per month with no discounts on any holidays or missed classes. All swimmers and parents must sign the Swim Club agreement available at the Sports & Fitness Desk.

Platinum Group

(Grades: K-1)

This program will teach basic strokes while working on endurance and breathing techniques. Swimmers meet in March and April. Requirements: participants must be able to swim the length of the pool, 25 meters, unaided. Intermediate swimmers must receive Coach’s permission. MO/WE, March 3-26, Mar. 31-Apr. 28, 3:45-4:15pm Intermediate: TU/TH, March 4-27, Apr. 1-29, 3:45-4:15pm $30 month / JCC Members Only Instructor: Mark Saroni

Bronze Group

(Grades: 2-5)

Requirements: Participants must be able to swim the entire length of the pool unaided. Participants will be introduced to all four strokes, as well as proper turns and starts. Attendance is not mandatory/participants can to attend as many days as possible.

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Sess. 6: SU, May 25, 9am-6pm & TU-TH, May 27-29, 5–10pm $200 M ($240 NM)

WSI Class

SU, May 18 9am-5pm & MO-TH, May 19-22, 5-10pm $240 M ($290 NM)

CPR & Lifeguard Recertification

Session 1: SU, March 30, 9am-5pm & MO, March 31 and TU, April 1, 5-10pm Session 2: SU, May 4, 9am-5pm & MO, May 5 and TU, May 6, 5-10pm Session 3: SU, June 1, 9am-5pm & MO, June 2 and TH, June 5, 5-10pm $75 M ($100 NM)

Lifeguard Instructor Course

This class is only for those who already possess a lifeguard certification. SU, April 13, 9am-5pm & WE & TH, April 16 & 17, 5-10pm $300 M ($325 NM)

(Ages: 3-7)

The JCC is continuing a partnership with Olympic Champion Josh Davis and his Learn-To-Swim program. After 2 Olympics and 5 medals, Josh has established himself as ambassador for the sport of swimming and, after 25 years of racing and teaching, is pleased to share his experience with the next generation of swimmers. The ratio of swimmers to instructors will depend on age and ability of swimmers. Our 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. All participants must wear water diapers if they are not potty trained. Classes are limited and are available on a first pay/register basis. Josh’s technique DVD is free upon request, limit one per family. Classes are subject to cancellation if there are not enough participants (min. 4/max 6). Participants must be minimum age before first class day. Make-ups for weather, holidays, swim meets or instructor illness held on Fridays. MO-TH, 4:00-4:30pm, 4:45-5:15pm, or 5:30–6:00pm. Session 1 May 27 – June 6 (no class June 4, class will meet May 30 & June 6) Session 2 June 9 - June 19 • Session 3 June 23 – July 3 Session 4 July 7 – July 17 • Session 5 July 21 – July 31 $80 M ($120 NM)

Registration for JCC Members begins April 1/ April 28 Non-Members. Online registration is NOT available for swim lessons.

Parent/Child Water Acclimation I (Ages: 6mths-3 yrs + adult)

The parent or guardian must be in the pool as they learn how to interact with their child in the water. All infants 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. (Min. 6/max 12.)

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Private lessons are for those needing extra help learning to swim, and those who want to perfect their strokes.perfect their strokes for advanced swimming. Private lessons are also available for the beginner swimmer who may not have the attention or patience to be with a group.

Package of 4 30-min. lessons $80 M ($120 NM)

Parent/Child Water Acclimation II (Ages: 2 to 3)

For toddlers who have completed a Water Acclimation I at the JCC. It’s designed for children who are able to walk in/out of the water independently, fully submerge on their own, and understand and follow age-appropriate instructions. Parent/gaudian must be in the water with the child. (Min.6/max 8.) Session 2: SU, July 13- Aug., 10:45-11:15am Fees: $40 M ($55 NM) Instructor: Gretchen Roufs

Semi-Private Swim Lessons

These lessons are the same as private lessons except they consist of two participants around the same swimming ability. Semi-private participants must register together. If wanting semi-private lessons you must inform us of the participants. Package of 4 30-min. lessons $60 M ($90 NM) per participant

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Coached by Mark Saroni & C.J. France JCC Members Only - $109/swimmer Participants must be at least 5 by June 1 and able to swim 25 meters without stopping.

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Private Swim Lessons

Session 1: SU, June 1-June 22, 10-10:30am or SU, 10:45-11:15am Session 2: SU, July 13-Aug. 3, 10-10:30am $40 M ($55 NM) Instructor: Gretchen Roufs

JCC Stingrays Summer Swim Team May 5-July 1 (Ages: 5-18)

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Practices MO-TH beginning May 5 Novice Team (Beginner Swimmer): 4-4:45pm Junior Team (Intermediate Swimmer): Must be able to swim a minimum of 3 strokes, 4:45-5:45pm Senior Team (Advanced Swimmer): All 4 strokes, 100 meters within a time limit, 5:45-6:45pm.

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M-TH, ongoing monthly through March, 4:45-5:45pm $55 month / JCC Members Only Instructor: Susan Ingraham

Sess.5: TU-TH, May 13-15, 5-10pm & SA, May 17, 9-6pm.

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Requirements: Participants should be able to swim continuous 50 meters of each stroke. Proper technique will be emphasized as well as endurance. Attendance is not mandatory but participants can attend as many days as possible.

Sess. 4: SU, April 27, 9am-5pm & MO-TH, April 28-May 1, 5:30-10pm

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Silver Group (Grades: 6-8)

Sess. 3: SU, April 6, 9am-5pm & MO-TH, April 7-10, 5:30-10pm

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M-TH, ongoing monthly through March, 4-4:40pm $40 month / JCC Members Only Instructor: Susan Ingraham

Josh Davis Swim Academy at the J

Requirements: Participants should be able to swim 6 x 100 Free at 2:00 interval. Endurance, speed, techniques will continue to be expanded along with competition preparation. Fee is per month with no discounts on any holidays or missed classes. Attendance is not mandatory; participants are encouraged to attend as many days as possible.

Child will be placed based on ability Parent/Guardian must volunteer at all swim meets – both home and away, including Championship Meet. Parent Meeting scheduled for Sunday, April 13 at 4pm

Private and Semi Private Lesson Policy: Call the Sports and Fitness desk at 210-302-6825 and provide name and age of swimmer. You will be placed a list for the next available water safety instructor to contact you to schedule the lessons. 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. Private and semi private sessions will start when Swim Instructors are available.


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teen & young adult

you belong here! • www.jccsanantonio.org 2014 JCC Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest®

Congratulations to our 2014 Spring BBYO Boards!

Erich Weiss Godol (Chapter President): Alec Litofsky S’gan (Programming Vice President): Jared Wulfe and Justin Zeldes S’gan Sheni (Special Programming Vice President): Nic Weiner Moreh (Membership Recruitment Vice President): Jake Gresores Moreh (Membership Recruitment Vice President): Sam Gresores Moreh (Membership Recruitment Vice President): Joel Saklad Gizbor (Treasurer): Zach Stern Mazkir (Secretary): Benny Wolf Mazkir (Secretary): Danny Noorily Mazkir (Secretary): Edan Coben Shaliach (Judaic Content Planner): Josh Cohen Sopher (Scribe): Josh Lasky Sweetheart: Kayla Barshop Sababa N’siah (Chapter President): Bailey Ratner S’ganit (Programming VP): Katie Cutler S’ganit Shenia (Special Programming VP): Carlie Stockstiel Mit MOM (Membership Recruitment VP): Allison Stern Mit MOM (Membership Recruitment VP): Haley Herzberg Sh’licha (Judaic Content Planner): Eileen Stolow Gizborit (Treasurer): Mackenzie Beldon Mazkirah (Corresponding Secretary): Noa Coben Mazkirah (Corresponding Secretary): Sabrina Epstein Orechet (Newsletter Editor): Eden Miller Katvanit (Recording Secretary): Rachel Wulfe Beau: Micky Wolf

April 6: J-Serve 9am-3pm Join other Jewish teens and help make a difference in San Antonio. This is a great opportunity to get community service hours. Lunch and t-shirt provided. April 13: Erich Weiss and Sababa Chapter meetings at 2pm April 25 and April 26: Fiesta Parades This is San Antonio BBYO’s largest fundraiser of the year. Members will set up chairs for the two parades during Fiesta week. This is a great opportunity to bond with fellow members of the boys and girls chapters and get community service hours. May 17: Beau Sweetheart Dance Save the date for an evening honoring Kayla Sweetie and Micky Beau. Members will receive an invitation to the dance in April.

The week-long experience provides participants the opportunity to meet other Jewish teens from communities in the United States and worldwide. Beyond the athletic competition, the experience helps to foster Jewish identity. Participants stay with Jewish host families and take part in evening social events including a night with their host family. Participants can sign up for individual sports such as Bowling, Golf, Tennis, or Swimming, or team sports such as Girls Volleyball or Boys or Girls Soccer. There are a limited number of spots on Team San Antonio. To learn more about the JCC Maccabi Games® or for more information, please contact Dylan Ashworth at 210-302-6869 or ashworthd@jcc-sa.org.

Chai High is San Antonio’s supplemental community school of Jewish studies. Chai High offers teens in grades 8-12 the opportunity to learn among friends with no homework and no tests!

Sam Carduner and Katie Cutler wear their team gear during the BBYO Super Bowl gathering.

Judaics classes cover topics from history to current events and from Jewish texts to relationships, culture, and ethics. Learning conversational Hebrew at Chai A Joint Project of the Barshop JCC and High is an effective way of connecting to our Jewish the Jewish Federation of San Antonio heritage. Chai High teachers include rabbis, educators, and other Jewish role models in the community. For more information, contact Dylan at 210-302-6869. March 18-April 8: The Holocaust and Israel $40 per session. Register online at www.jccsanantonio.org or at the JCC

San Antonio Hillel... provides programming on campuses throughout

the San Antonio area including UTSA, Trinity, UTHSCSA and SAC. Join us for holiday celebrations, free on-campus lunches, Shabbat dinners and much more. For more information, please contact info@sahillel.org, call • 210-201-JEWS (5397) • or visit www.sahillel.org.

Coming Up March 23: Erich Weiss and Sababa Chapter meetings at 2pm March 28-30: Regional Kallah will take place in Houston. The theme for the weekend will be “Mispacha Means Family.” Teens will take part in various programs focusing on BBYO Stand UP and Speak Up and participating in an interactive Shabbat experience.

Registration is underway to participate in the 2014 JCC Maccabi Games® with Team San Antonio. The JCC Maccabi Games® will be held in Boca Raton August 10-15. Jewish athletes must be between the ages of 13 and 16 as of July 31, 2014.

Erich Weiss members take a picture with Kayla Sweetie during the game.

Wanted: Counselors-In-Training Are you interested in being a camp counselor some day but aren’t old enough? If you are a teen entering grades 9 or 10 in Fall 2014, consider being a counselor- intraining this summer. We are looking for fun-loving, dedicated teens to assist with our various camp groups. Skills training will be provided to develop teens into future counselors. If you are interested, please contact Dylan Ashworth at ashworthd@jccsa.org or at 210-302-6869 to learn more or to set up an interview.

Now Hiring: Summer Aquatics Staff & Camp Counselors Applications for summer lifeguards and swim instructors are now being accepted. Applicants must be 16 years or older and have their up to date American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Lifeguard classes are offered at the JCC beginning in March (see page 18). Applications are available at the JCC Sports and Fitness Desk or www.jccsanantonio.org/jobs. Contact Tracy Schuleman at 210-302-6909 or schulemant@jcc-sa.org for more information. J Camp Counselors are Rock Stars!! If you are great with kids and looking for an awesome summer job, apply today for a position with the JCC Summer Camp. We are now hiring energetic, fun, patient rock stars with a knack for working with and inspiring kids. Come join us for a summer to remember. Call Lisa Guerrero, Camp Director, at 210-302-6959 for details and to set up an interview. Camp Applications are now available online, so print one out, and turn it in today!


thank you for your support

honor a special person with a jcc online donation • www.jccsanantonio.org Honor, Remember or Wish Someone Well with a Tribute to a JCC Fund. Contributions can be submitted in person, at www.jccsanantonio.org or by calling 210-302-6810. 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 LOUIS AND ROSE ESSTMAN EDUCATIONAL FUND IN MEMORY OF: Goldie Panzer Marc Panzer Ilene & Paul David

JCC FUTURE PROJECTS AND NEW INITIATIVES IN MEMORY OF: Ruth Hendin JCC Board & Staff Sandy & Saul Levenshus Sandy & Fred Kline IN HONOR OF: The Marriage of Jessica and Brian Palans Sandy & Fred Kline

JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL IN HONOR OF: Dana and Bruce Hendin Clytie Thomas Phelps Martha Monier Steves

CHARLIE PEARL FUND IN MEMORY OF: Jane Mincho Gloria Seitzman Evelyn Schulman

ANNE & MARVIN POLUNSKY SENIOR FUND IN MEMORY OF: Ruth Hendin Ellen & Robert Weiss

LEONARD & GLORIA SEITZMAN ARTS & CULTURE FUND IN MEMORY OF: Gloria Seitzman Evelyn Schulman

WALTER & REBA VINER CHARITABLE FUND IN HONOR OF: Steve Sherman’s Birthday Mel and Barbara Levine’s Anniversary Mary Sue & Maurie Kern IN MEMORY OF: Ruth Hendin Mary Sue & Maurie Kern

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Heading to The Vex? Planning ahead for the next JCC Arts & Culture event? Visit one of the JCC’s participating Dine Around restaurants on the day or evening before or after a JCC Arts & Culture event to enjoy a delicious meal and a special discount just for you! Simply present the program from the event or confirmation of your event ticket purchase to receive the discount.

DINE AROUND PARTICIPANTS: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar In the Quarry Market • 255 E. Basse Rd. • 824-9463 • www.flemingssteakhouse.com Habanero’s Grill 13444 West Ave., 499-0099 • 17711 I-10 West, 699-4681 • www.habanerosgrill.com Myron’s Prime Steakhouse 10003 NW Military Hwy., Suite 2101 • www.myronsprime.com • 493-3031 Drew’s American Grill 18740 Stone Oak Parkway • www.drewsamericangrill.com 483-7600 Promotional discounts provided in conjunction with the Dine Around program may not be combined with other discounts, coupons or promotions.

Thinking about overnight camp options for this summer but haven’t found the right fit for your child?

Come to an informational meeting featuring representatives from

JCC MACCABI SPORTS CAMP and CAMP INC. overnight camps. If your child is an innovative and entrepreneurial thinker or a sports-loving athlete, then join us for an informal gathering to learn about these two overnight camps. Assistant Directors of each camp will address topics such as daily programming, integration of Jewish values, camp food and more!

Monday, March 3, 7 PM at the Barshop Jewish Community Center.

Learn more at www.maccabisportscamp.org and www.campinc.com. JCC Maccabi Sports Camp offers programs in soccer, basketball, tennis, and baseball for boys & girls entering grades 4-10. Camp Inc. is a Jewish entrepreneurship camp for boys & girls entering grades 7-12.


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mvp spotlight www.jccsanantonio.org

Get In the Spotlight! For more than 130 years the JCC has provided our San Antonio community with various programs and services. Today, we strive to provide quality and affordable cultural, recreational and educational programs for all ages, from birth through life. Whether your experience takes place on the soccer field, treadmill, tennis court, during a Vexler Theater production, in our preschool or in a youth enrichment program, we are building better lives.

Our MVPs have chosen to be a part of the JCC by sponsoring a program or event, and/ or advertising in any of our publications; however, they’ve taken their initiative a step further by offering a little something extra to our members. When you visit one of these local businesses and show your JCC membership card, you will receive a special promotion. If you don’t already do so, we hope you frequent these businesses and show your appreciation for helping to make your JCC membership that much more valuable.

In order to continue to provide these essential services, we rely on you, our members and program participants, various community and corporate partners, event sponsors and the advertisers who are included in this publication and other marketing pieces.

In recognition of their participation, we include a listing of our MVPs in each issue of the Center Peace, on our website and throughout the year in various publications. It’s a great way to support the JCC, our members and receive some great exposure. Truly, it’s a win-win-win.

We hope that each month you have had the opportunity to peruse the various products and services that are promoted in our publication and hope that you will consider utilizing these companies should the need arise. We also encourage you to browse through our list of Dine Around participants on page 19 and the MVP (Membership Value Program) business partners included below.

If you’re a local business owner or decision maker and would like to know more about becoming a MVP, Dine Around participant or advertiser, please call Carisa at 210-302-6866 or email heissc@jcc-sa.org.

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! Alon Dental Care 10003 NW Military Hwy #3209 San Antonio, TX 78231 210-979-0707 Dr. Stanley Wendt www.alondentalcare.com

Four Season’s Embroidery and Promotional Products Jeff Siegel, 210-377-0456 Cell: 210-286-0743 Jeff.Siegel@Caps-Shirts.com www.caps-shirts.com

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

Habanero’s Grill

Deliciously Different Catering Linda S. Wolfe 210-573-0711 lindaswolfe@hotmail.com

NEW!

Drew’s American Grill 18740 Stone Oak Parkway SA TX 78258 210-483-7600 www.drewsamericangrill.com

European Piano Academy Rozalia Ravitsky Lessons held at the Campus 210-697-8523 • 210-831-9084 (cell)

13444 West Ave., 210-499-0099 17711 I-10 West, 210-699-4681 www.habanerosgrill.com Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Campus of the San Antonio Jewish Community 210-302-6800 12500 N.W. Military Hwy., SA, TX 78231 www.thecampustx.org

We appreciate your support and look forward to hearing from you!

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