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WINTER/SPRING PROGRAM & CLASS GUIDE 5780 • December 2019- May 2020

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER


TABLE OF CONTENTS Hours & Special Events

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Youth Grades K-12 Aquatics & Tennis

CEO Welcome & Atypical Schedule

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Teens Pages 14

Member Engagement

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Adult Arts & Entertainment

Pages 15-17

Early Childhood Pages 6-8

Adult Enrichment & Education

Pages 18

Family Events Page 9

Adult Sports, Fitness & Recreation

Pages 19-22

Youth Grades K-5

Advertise With Us

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Pages 10-12

SPECIAL EVENTS & DATES

FACILITY HOURS Fitness Center/Tennis Courts/*Aquatics Center Training Studio Monday – Thursday 5:30am-10pm Friday 5:30am-6pm Saturday 8am-6pm Sunday 8am-6pm *Aquatics Facilities close 15 minutes before facility closes. Visit www.jccsanantonio.org/aquatics for pool rules. Tennis Clubhouse Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm Friday-Sunday 8am-6pm Administrative Offices Monday – Friday 8am-5pm JCC Fogiel Gift Shop Monday Closed Tuesday & Wednesday 11am-4pm Thursday & Friday 1-6pm Early Childhood Monday – Friday

Program Services 7am-6pm

Kids Club Monday – Friday 3-6pm With additional hours for school holidays Youth Lounge (For enrolled ASC members in grades 5-8) Monday – Friday 3-6pm Senior Adult Services Monday – Thursday

10am-4pm

J-Care Interim Childcare (Babysitting) Call 210-302-6820 to make reservations. Monday 8am-12:30pm & 4-7:30pm Tuesday 8am-12:30pm & 4-8pm Wednesday 8am-12:30pm & 4-7:30pm Thursday 8am-12:30pm & 4-8pm Friday 8am-1pm Saturday Closed Sunday 9am-1pm

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DECEMBER

7-8 STARZ Youth Troupe presents Mary Poppins Jr. 14-15 Nova Youth Troupe presents Disney’s Cinderella 17 Hands-On Chanukah 23-27 Winter J-Camp Week 1 (No Camp Dec. 25) 30-Jan. 3 Winter J-Camp Week 2 (No Camp Jan. 1)

4-5 More Senior Moments 11-12 More Senior Moments 20 Daytripper

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

8-29 The Vex presents These Shining Lives (through Mar. 1) 15-17 Jewish Film Festival @ Regal Alamo Quarry Stadium 16 17 Daytripper

MARCH

9-13 Spring J-Camp 18 San Antonio Symphony Concert at the JCC 21-22 STARZ Youth Troupe presents Thoroughly Modern Millie 24 Summer J-Camp Open House 26-April 5 Texas Senior Games 29 J-Serve

APRIL

8 Ta’am Ha’Ona: Passover First Night Seder 10 Daytripper 24 Daytripper

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MAY

Fore! The Kids Golf Classic NOVA Youth Troupe presents The Real Story of Little Red Riding Hood JCC Author & Speaker Series presents: Jamie Bernstein Splash & Dash The Vex presents Watson JCC Annual Meeting

Dates & Programs Subject to Change. For the most current information, visit www.jccsanantonio.org/events.

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Sun., Dec. 22 Dec. 23-30 Tue., Dec. 24 Wed., Dec. 25 Tue., Dec. 31 Wed., Jan. 1 Mon., Feb. 10 Mon., Mar. 9 Tue., Mar. 10 Wed., Apr. 8 Thur., Apr. 9 Fri., Apr. 10

Holiday & Atypical Schedule Days • December 2019 - May 2020

Chanukah First Candle | JCC Open regular hours Chanukah | JCC Open regular hours Christmas Eve | JCC Closes Early 6pm Christmas | Sports & Fitness Open 8am-2pm; All other JCC services Closed New Years Eve | JCC Closes Early 6pm New Year’s Day | Sports & Fitness Open 8am-2pm; All other JCC services Closed Tu B’Shevat | JCC Open regular hours Erev Purim | JCC Open regular hours Purim | JCC Open regular hours Erev Passover | JCC closes at 6pm 1st Day Passover | JCC CLOSED 2nd Day Passover | JCC Open regular hours No fee programs

Tue., Apr. 14 Wed., Apr. 15 Thu., Apr. 16 Mon., Apr. 20 Tue., Apr. 21 Tue., Apr. 28 Wed., Apr. 29 Tue., May 12 Mon., May 25 Thur., May 28 Fri., May 29 Sat., May 30

Erev 7th Day Passover | JCC Closes Early (6pm) 7th Day Passover | JCC CLOSED 8th Day Passover | JCC Open regular hours No fee programs Erev Yom Hashoah | JCC Open regular hours Yom Hashoah | JCC Open regular hours Yom Hazikaron | JCC Open regular hours Yom Ha’atzmaut | JCC Open regular hours Lag B’Omer | JCC Open regular hours Memorial Day | Sports & Fitness Open 8am-6pm; All other services closed Erev Shavuot | JCC Closes at 6pm Shavuot | JCC CLOSED 2nd Day Shavuot | JCC Open regular hours

WELCOME FROM CEO SAUL F. LEVENSHUS Welcome to the 2020 Winter/Spring JCC Program Guide. Inside this edition you’ll find a full array of programs and services designed to educate, enrich, and entertain you. As always the Guide is intended to complement our monthly Center Peace publication by providing our members with a time sensitive snapshot of the vast variety of programs and services we offer from January through June. You will see from the table of contents on the inside front cover that programs are listed by constituent groups beginning with early childhood and continuing through services for adults. Interspersed you will find a series of program advertisements describing upcoming events, special projects, and new initiatives that may be of interest to you. 2020 promises to be another great year at the J… and some of the highlights this semester include our ever popular Spurs Youth Basketball leagues (page 12), our 19th Annual Jewish Film Festival (page 16), Winter, Spring and Summer J-Camps (page 10), STARZ and NOVA Children’s Theatre productions (page 9 and 11), and our Author & Speaker Series (page 17). Then, of course, we’ve got The Sheldon Vexler Theatre’s 21st season (see page 15), which this season has already opened up with sellout crowds attending Neil Simon’s contemporary comedy God’s Favorite, and the Pulitzer Prize winning Dramedy, Driving Miss Daisy. We enter 2020 with our 3rd production, These Shining Lives, a historical drama by Melanie Marnich; and close the season with a thoroughly enjoyable and inventive comedy, Watson: The Last Great Tale of the Legendary Sherlock Holmes. It has already been another award winning season for the Vexler Theatre, and there is still time to get your tickets before our last two productions sell out.

to access information and sign up for the programs that you care about most. Download our new app from the Apple or Google Play Store (learn more on the back cover or from our courtesy desk staff) to manage your account, access schedules, update your information, register for programs, and check-in upon your arrival to the facility, all from your phone. If mobile isn’t your thing, our website also offers these same great features. These updates were all made with YOUser friendliness in mind, so we welcome feedback about your experience and we plan on continuing to roll out updates to our website and app that will allow you to further engage and connect with us even more in the near future.

If you’re looking to improve or maintain your fitness levels, you’ll want to check out the variety of sports and fitness options listed throughout this guide. From the full complement of cardio and strength equipment in our Hendin Fitness Center, to the more than 60 hours of free group exercise classes offered each week (page 19), you’re bound to find something to your liking; or maybe you would like to try a series of small group personal training sessions (page 21). If tennis is your sport, I would strongly encourage you to check out the variety of tennis programs (page 13 for youth and page 22 for adults). Throughout the cooler weather months, our Tennis Clubhouse provides both the convenience of a place to warm up after an energizing winter tennis class or league match as well as a place to meet and greet friends to make your tennis experience more complete.

I am really excited about the year of programs and services laid out in this program guide, and I want to reaffirm how important your continued support remains to the JCC. The United Way’s decision earlier this year to eliminate over $300,000 in support funding from our Early Childhood, Children and Youth, and Senior Adult Services has created a unique challenge for the JCC (along with many other community non-profit agencies) unlike anything we have experienced in nearly two decades. While our volunteer and professional leadership are fully committed to identifying the resources necessary to continue providing the same high quality programs and services that our community has come to expect from us, your ongoing support and participation remains essential and we’re glad you belong here!

And remember, while temperatures for the next few months will fluctuate between the 30’s and 60’s, our pool remains one of the very few heated lap pools in the area that provides a series of year-round programs and services for both children and adults. For those of you who took advantage of our new Splash Pad this summer and early fall, while it is now closed for the winter months, it will re-open before we know it as warmer temperatures return on a consistent basis. At the J, we are always looking for ways to improve your member experience. We are happy to introduce our new and improved online portal and mobile application which will make it easier for you

I hope you will continue to keep us informed about how we’re doing. We learn a great deal from the feedback we receive from our members and it helps us to develop new programs and make adjustments to existing services to make them more effective. For your convenience, you may use any of the following methods to tell us about your experiences at the “J”. You can call us, fax us, email us, fill out a comment card at one of our information desks, or set up a time to come by and visit with us. Your input helps us improve our services and increases the value of your membership. Enjoy looking through our 2020 Winter/Spring Program Guide and thank you for your on-going support.

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AND, your name will be entered into a quarterly drawing for a $250 gift card! The more friends you encourage to join, the better your chances of winning! Some restrictions apply.

The following members received $50 when they referred a friend who joined The J! Congratulations Beth Sims!

Beth won the first $250 American Express Gift Card in our raffle AND $50 in CASH for referring a new member. Refer someone today and get YOUR name entered into the quarterly raffle!

Dan Meishar

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Plus they got an entry into our $250 Gift Card Giveaway! • Our next drawing is in January, so start referring your friends today!! 4

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MEMBER ENGAGEMENT FOGIEL GIFT SHOP

CELEBRATE CHANUKAH WITH THE J! Enjoy tasty holiday-themed snacks and fun activities with PJ Library, and learn more about the Festival of Lights. a project of the jcc

Stop by and see for yourself what makes the Fogiel Gift Shop different from all others.

Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday, 11am-4pm Thursday & Friday, 1-6pm 210-302-6863

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The Fogiel Gift Shop is ready to meet all of your Passover needs in high style. From Haggadahs and seder plates to matzah covers and Elijah cups, we’ve got you - well - covered!

CHANUKAH

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 3-6pm

Free Family Fun!

Thank you to those who have elected to support the Barshop JCC and/or The Campus of the San Antonio Jewish Community in their wills, trusts, retirement accounts, or life insurance policies: Gayle K. Alterman • Stanley Alterman • Jim Barshop and Family Steve and Susan Butler • Jennifer and Mark Eichelbaum Esther Feinberg • Jerry E. and Nancy K. Gerson Rhonda Gurinsky • Danna Halff • Jim Halff • Leslie Hyman Andrew D. Jacobson • Sandy and Saul Levenshus Kristy and Alan Petlin • Richard A. and Sara Planto Cathy and Jim Pottorf • Shari and Randy Pulman Drs. Irving and Joan Ratner (OBM) • Jeff Siegel • Steve Silver Miriam Courtney Silver • Barbie Scharf-Zeldes • Adam Zeldes (as of November 18, 2019) To learn more, and ensure a vibrant future for the San Antonio Jewish Community, visit www.jccsanantonio.org/life&legacy.

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LIFE & LEGACY is a 4-year partnership program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) that assists communities across North America to promote after-lifetime giving to benefit Jewish entities. LIFE & LEGACY motivates Jewish organizations to secure legacy gifts, steward donors, and integrate legacy giving into the philanthropic culture of the Jewish community.

SAVE THE DATE

PASSOVER a project of the jcc FIRST NIGHT SEDER

Wednesday, April 8 | 6:30pm

Led by Hazzan David Silverstein Traditional Meal • Participatory Seder Search for the Afikomen

For more information, visit www.jccsanantonio.org/seasons.

*BYOHCorBS - Bring Your Own High Chair or Booster Seat

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EARLY CHILDHOOD The Block and Dreeben School for Young Children: where play and learning connect! Our curriculum is founded upon the richness of Judaic tradition and values and learning is promoted through play and hands-on experiences. The joyfulness of childhood is honored and nurtured and creativity is promoted. We have a strong focus on children’s academic development through an approach that fosters a love for literacy, math and science. Each day we provide opportunities for social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth that prepare children for kindergarten. In our NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accredited program, children develop research, inquiry and critical thinking skills. Children construct meaning from their learning environments which seamlessly blend the richness of Jewish values, traditions and holiday celebrations into our early childhood education. In our state-of-the-art classrooms, our children are encouraged to embark on an exploration of concepts, gain awareness and understanding of literacy and numeracy, and become more articulate, competent, and confident individuals. The early childhood program is a JCC member-exclusive program. Visit www.jccsanantonio.org/ecd for more information and call 210302-6846 to set up a visit to our school.

Community Is Our Middle Name

The Block and Dreeben School For Young Children at the Barshop Jewish Community Center is a special place where children are valued and loved. We focus on high quality care and education of young children. We also value families & community. Our “Community Building Goal� is to bring our families together for meaningful experiences in which parents can connect with their children and other families. We have a monthly “Community Kabbalat Shabbat� where all the classes come together to celebrate and families are encouraged to attend and bring other guests. We have hosted “Community Dinners� for specific age groups where the families shared a meal and attended a parenting workshop while their children played in their classrooms. We have had “Community Playdates� where children from one classroom visit other classrooms and play together. We also collect “Community Tzedakah� every week so we can pool our resources and help members of our San Antonio Community. We love celebrating our school community, our JCC community, and our San Antonio community!

During the school year the Early Childhood Department (ECD) will offer various parenting workshops. • All workshops are offered twice - 9:30am and 5pm to accommodate family’s busy schedules. • These helpful workshops are FREE to JCC Members and $10 to the general community. • Participants leave the workshops with new techniques, parenting tips, and the ability to respond to challenging behaviors with newfound effectiveness. Visit www.jccsanantonio.org/ecd for dates and topics or call 210-302-6846 for more details.

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Call us at 210-302-6827, or visit www.jccsanantonio.org/ShalomSA to find out more about this program.

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We’re filling our halls with your child’s handprints. Honor your Early Childhood Alumni by purchasing a tile. For more information or to order tiles, call 210-302-6846


EARLY CHILDHOOD ENRICHMENT Online Registration available at www.jccsanantonio.org/register! “PreK” means children age 5 entering Kindergarten Fall 2020.

JCC DANCE ACADEMY Mini Movers I (Ages 3.5-4) *Mini Movers I is a prerequisite to “Mini Movers II* Have fun while learning the basics of ballet for technique, grace, and flexibility, and tap for rhythm and coordination. This class will stimulate young children while encouraging taking turns and sharing - all while developing self-confidence. TU, Jan. 7-May 5, 3-3:45pm (No class Apr. 14) $325 | JCC Member $270 Instructor: Move & Groove Dance | Location: Dance Studio WE, Jan. 8-May 6, 3-3:45pm (No class Apr. 8, 15) $300 | JCC Member $255 Instructor: Move & Groove Dance | Location: Dance Studio

Mini Movers II (Ages 4-PreK) This class will continue to develop both basic ballet and tap skills. Ballet will include basic vocabulary, stretching, and technique. Tap will focus on rhythm, timing, and coordination. The combination of both disciplines of dance will create a confident child in a nurturing environment while having a great time! MO, Jan. 6-May 4, 3-3:45pm (No class Feb. 17) $325| JCC Member $270 Instructor: Move & Groove Dance | Location: Dance Studio

Our Spring Showcase is scheduled for Sunday, May 10, 2020. Participants are required to wear a black leotard and pink tights (girls) or black pants with a white shirt (boys) and ballet slippers/tap shoes (girls & boys). Girls must also purchase a tutu ($18) for the recital. More information will be provided upon registration.

Cup Cooking (Ages 3.5-5) Young children love to cook and eat what they make. This class focuses on creating individual portions with child friendly recipes. Cooking helps children develop creativity, math skills and independence. Cooking may even make your child more adventurous when it comes to trying new foods and builds self-confidence.

Music Masters (Ages 3-4) Music Masters is a unique program of classes in which children sing, move, play percussion instruments, develop a strong rhythmic sense and listening skills, while acquiring a strong foundation of music theory, learning to read notes, and learning to play piano/keyboard.

Icky Chemistry (Ages 3-5) Icky, creepy, and just plain gross science experiments. Call it the Ewww! Factor, but nothing engages kids in science more than a down and dirty hands-on project. Inspire your child and reinforce science concepts with these icky, creepy, smelly, and gross experiments which include slime, goop and more.

Drama Rama (Ages 3.5-PreK) Is your child always performing for your family and friends? Then we have the class for you! Each week, children will explore drama through puppets, nursery rhymes, acting games, songs, and more, all the while encouraging confidence in every child.

TU, Jan 14-Feb. 18, 4-4:45 $150 | JCC Member $100 TU, Mar 17-Apr. 28. 4-4:45 (No class Apr. 14) $150 | JCC Member: $100 Instructor: Belle Medina| Location: Motor Skills Room

Musical Art (Ages 3.5-5) Have you heard a marching band? Or a symphony? How about someone humming a tune? Well, those are all examples of music, and they are also examples of art. Your child will create fun musical instruments. The instruments you make are to be shaken, strummed, and tapped. Children will make kazoos, drums, tambourines, shakers, and more. MO, Mar. 23-Apr. 27, 4-4:45pm $150 | JCC Member $100 Instructor: Tiffany St. Claire | Location: Motor Skills Room

TH, Jan 9-Feb 27, 3-3:45pm $160 | JCC Member $105 Instructor: Gigi Hudnall | Location: Motor Skills Room

CELEBRATE CHANUKAH WITH THE J! a project of the jcc

Enjoy tasty holiday-themed snacks, and fun activities with PJ Library, and learn more about the Festival of Lights.

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CHANUKAH

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 3-6pm

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Tennis Anyone? See page 13 for information about tennis for 4 year olds.

Age 3 - WE, Jan 8-May 6, 3-3:50pm (No class Apr. 8, 15) $500 | JCC Member $325 Age 4 - WE, Jan 8-May 6, 4-4:50pm (No class Apr. 8, 15) $500 | JCC Member $325 Instructor: Sabra Grainger | Location: Motor Skills Room

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Free Family Fun!

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EARLY CHILDHOOD SPORTS & REC Online Registration available at www.jccsanantonio.org/register! “PreK” means children age 5 entering Kindergarten Fall 2020.

Spurs Basketball League Mini Spurs Basketball League (Ages 3.5-5 as of Sept. 1, ‘19) It’s almost time to lace up those sneakers, air up your basketballs, and play like an NBA Champion! Practices begin January 6! Most weeks will include a staff practice, team practice, and game. MO, Jan. 6-Mar. 15, 4-4:45 $145 | JCC Member $105 After December 12: Late Fee Applies $155 | JCC Member $110 Instructor: JCC Staff | Location: Gym

Bodies in Motion (Ages 3.5-PreK) For young children, active play that uses the large muscles in their legs, arms, and trunk is important for good health and physical development. This class will use tumbling, jumping, hopping, and more gross motor activities to enhance balance and coordination. TH, Jan. 16-Feb. 20, 3-3:30pm • $150 | JCC Member $100 Instructor: Molly Mireles | Location: Motor Skills Room TH, Mar. 19-Apr. 30, 3-3:30pm (No class Apr. 9) $150 | JCC Member $100 Instructor: Molly Mireles | Location: Motor Skills Room

Little Yogis (Ages 3-PreK) Come join the fun in this relaxed and playful class that promotes development of body awareness, balance, flexibility, and agility. Children act out stories through a series of poses while learning more about themselves and building self-esteem. WE, Jan. 15-Feb. 19, 3-3:30pm • $180 | JCC Member $120 Instructor: Yoga Day | Location: Dance Studio WE, Mar. 18-Apr. 29, 3-3:30pm (No class Apr. 15) $180 | JCC Member $120 Instructor: Yoga Day | Location: Dance Studio

Kick and Play Soccer (Ages 12-24 mo. accompanied by parent/caregiver) Kick & Play, by the creators of Super Soccer Stars, is a parentchild pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers. Experienced instructors, along with puppet friends, Mimi and Pepe, take you both through a world of physical activity. Individual attention, positive reinforcement, and engaging music help to develop pre-soccer skills that will have your toddler learning to balance, run, kick and play while having a blast! SU, Mar, 15-May 10, 9:30-10:10am (No class April 12) $150 | JCC Member $130 Instructor: Super Soccer Stars Staff • Location: Gym

Super Soccer Stars I (Ages 2-3) Learn soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment. Classes kick off with stimulating warm-up games followed by a muscle-warming stretch to get everyone ready for action. Individual, partner, and group activities are then introduced to optimize the experience for each child. Every session culminates in an age-appropriate scrimmage. Positive reinforcement and low child-to-coach ratio ensures that each child improves at his or her own rate while having endless fun! SU, Mar, 15-May 10, 10:20-11am (No class April 12) $150 | JCC Member $130 Instructor: Super Soccer Stars Staff • Location: Gym

Super Soccer Stars II (Ages 3-5) The focal point in this age group is for each child to become comfortable with the ball by developing skills such as dribbling, shooting, and the introduction of passing. Each class includes activities the involve dribbling techniques and moves to promote confidence on the field. Skill-building activities and the concept of teamwork will also be introduced. SU, Mar, 15-May 10, 11:10am-12pm (No class April 12) $150 | JCC Member $130 Instructor: Super Soccer Stars Staff • Location: Gym

Mini All Sport (Ages 3.5-PreK) Are you trying to get your child interested in being active and playing sports? We have just the class for you! This class covers a variety of sports including basketball, soccer and tee-ball. Perfect for any child to dip their toes into the world of sports! MO, March 17-May 5, 3-3:30pm • $96 | JCC Member $64 Instructor: Kristofer Todd | Location: Gym

Mini Soccer Class (Ages 3.5-PreK) Not quite ready for our Spring Soccer Academy? Our mini soccer class will prepare you and your child for next Spring. In this introductory class, your little one will continue to learn and develop basic motor skills while learning the fundamentals of soccer. Players will need to bring their own cleats and shin guards. TH, March 18-May 6, 3-3:30pm (No class Apr. 16) • $84 | JCC Member $56 Instructor: Kristofer Todd | Location: Gym

Mini Basketball Class (Ages 3.5-PreK) Our basketball class will get your child in the game. In this introductory class, your little one will learn and develop basic motor skills while learning the fundamentals of basketball. TH, March 18-May 6, 3-3:30pm (No class Apr. 16) • $84 | JCC Member $56 Instructor: Kristofer Todd | Location: Gym

Munchkin Tee-Ball (Ages 3.5-PreK) Would you like your munchkin to become the next Babe Ruth? This beginner class will help them develop the necessary skills needed to participate in our summer tee-ball league. Players will need to come prepared to all practices with a glove and cleats! MO, March 16-May 4, 3-3:30pm $96 | JCC Member $64 Instructor: Kristofer Todd | Location: Field

Get on the ball and support the JCC’s youth leagues! See our ad on page 23 for more details or visit www.jccsanantonio.org/support to learn more.

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CELEBRATE CHANUKAH WITH THE J!

PASSOVER a project of the jcc FIRST NIGHT SEDER

Wednesday, April 8 | 6:30pm

Led by Hazzan David Silverstein Traditional Meal • Participatory Seder Search for the Afikomen

CHANUKAH

For more information, visit www.jccsanantonio.org/seasons.

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 3-6pm

*BYOHCorBS - Bring Your Own High Chair or Booster Seat

Free Family Fun! Take Center Stage and Shine – see page 11 for info! (Or mark your calendars to come watch these performances.)

YOUTH PERFORMANCE TROUPE

March 21-22

THOROUGHLY

SAVE THE DATE

May 2-3

Fogiel Gift Shop Looking for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah gift? Need a Mezuzah for your home? Time for a new Seder plate? Visit us in the Main Lobby of the JCC or call 210-302-6863 for more information! See page 2 for hours of operation.

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YOUTH PERFORMANCE TROUPE

An initiative of the JCC connecting Jewish Active Military and Post 9/11 War Vets with the community. • For more information, visit jccsanantonio.org/pwh YOUTH PERFORMANCE TROUPE or contact Betsy Cowan at 210-302-6824 or cowanb@jcc-sa.org.

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YOUTH GRADES K - 5

J CC JJ CCCC K I D S S S C K IID D B J C U L C K JC C UB LC After BSchool Care JC C U LC after school care

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after school care

Want to join your friends after school? Need a ride to the J for our after school enrichment classes or youth sports programs? Need help with homework? The JCC Kids Club is a fun and safe environment that can help with all of these challenges. We offer transportation from select schools, and even help facilitate children to and from their enrichment classes. A typical Kids Club Day includes arrival, daily snack, and various activities. Students enjoy playing on the playground, going to enrichment classes or daily activities, participating in Kids Club special activities centered around weekly themes, doing homework, and much more! Limited spaces available; call the Youth & Camping Office at 210-302-6859 for details or to inquire about next year. CLOSURE DATES Kids Club will be closed in observance of the following Holidays: April 5 & 9 • Passover May 25 • Memorial Day May 29 • Shavuot WHEN SCHOOL IS OUT, THE J IS IN! Looking for something fun for your child to do during those school days off? Daytrippers is your answer! Each Daytripper includes a field trip in addition to fun activities at the JCC. To register or learn where we are going, visit www.jccsanantonio.org/daytrippers. January 20 • MLK Day February 17 • Presidents Day April 10 • Good Friday April 24 • Battle of Flowers

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CHANUKAH

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 3-6pm

Free Family Fun! See page 9! 10

WINTER J-CAMP: DEC. 23-JAN. 3 Camp isn’t just for summer time – we’ve got camp during Winter Break, too! With registration options by the day or by the week, we’ve got you covered during your school break. With field trips, fun activities at the JCC, and friends both new and old, it’s a great way to finish 2019 and start 2020 off right! Registration closes on December 18, so reserve your space soon. SAVE THE DATE! SPRING J-CAMP: MARCH 9-13 Camp options for Spring Camp include Animal Planet, Chess Camp, Sports Camp, or Tennis Camp. Flexible registration options are available! SUMMER J-CAMP Whether on the field, in the pool, on the courts or on the stage, J-Camp encourages campers to try new things, challenge themselves and strive to reach new heights. With sports, crafts, drama, nature, special programs, field trips, swimming, and new friends, J-Camp is the place to be! The JCC offers high-quality, safe, fun learning experiences for campers throughout the summer. Camp programs are available from May 26-Aug. 21. Registration opens in January, with the members-only early-bird rate expiring on March 27. J-Camp Open House: The annual J-Camp Open House will be held on Tuesday, March 24 from 3-6:30pm. We’ll have games, activities and inflatables for the campers and discounts, information and registration assistance for the grown-ups! Make sure to mark your calendars!

WANTED: A FEW GOOD COUNSELORS! Now Hiring Summer Staff

J-Camp is looking for ENERGETIC, COMPASSIONATE YOUNG ADULTS to serve as camp counselors. Full- and part-time positions available.

For more information, please contact Rachel at rustinr@jcc-sa.org or visit jcccampsanantonio.org/ job-opportunities.

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YOUTH ENRICHMENT Online Registration available at www.jccsanantonio.org/register!

Music Masters (Grade K) Music Masters is a unique program of classes in which children sing, move, play percussion instruments, develop a strong rhythmic sense and listening skills, while acquiring a strong foundation of music theory, learning to read notes, and learning to play piano/keyboard. Children will receive a CD and a tote bag. WE, Jan. 8-May 6, 5-5:50pm (No class Apr. 8 & 15) $500 | JCC Member $325 Instructor: Sabra Grainger | Location: Motor Skills Room

Icky Chemistry (Grades K-2) Icky, creepy, and just plain gross science experiments. Call it the Ewww! Factor, but nothing engages kids in science more than a down and dirty hands-on project. Inspire your child and reinforce science concepts with these icky, creepy, smelly, and gross experiments which include slime, goop and more. TU, 5-5:45pm, Jan. 14- Feb 18 • TU, 5-5:45pm, March 17-April 28 (No class April 14) $150| JCC Member $100 Instructor: Belle Medina| Motor Skills Room

JCC THEATRE CLASSES

First Stage (Grades K-1) Theatre is a great way for young children to express themselves! Each week, this class will work on acting exercises geared toward self-expression, teamwork, and confidence in front of an audience. Children will begin to explore songs, choreography and acting. This class offers the guidance and skills that can help prepare young actors for more advanced theater programs at the JCC. The session will end with a Theatre Showcase for families! TH, Jan. 9-Feb. 27, 4-4:45pm $160 | JCC Member $105 Instructor: Gigi Hudnall | Location: Motor Skills Room

NOVA Youth Performance Troupe (Grades 2-4) This program allows young performers to experience the fun of acting, singing and dancing in a friendly environment. Whether you’ve been on stage before or are looking for something new, NOVA is a great acting program for you! NOVA is open to JCC members only. Performances of The Real Story of Little Red Riding Hood will be May 2-3. For more information, contact Rachel Rustin at 210-302-6969 or rustinr@jcc-sa.org. FR, Jan. 10-May 1, 4:30-5:45pm (No class Mar. 13, Apr. 10) JCC Member-Exclusive Program $165 Instructor: Rebecca Hardin | Location: Dance Studio

STARZ Youth Performance Troupe (Grades 5-12) Join our performance-focused troupe! It’s a great avenue for those who enjoy theatre arts, whether a seasoned performer or stepping on stage for the first time. This semester’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie will be March 21-22. Spaces are limited; participants will audition for parts once enrolled. Registration opens for JCC Members on Dec. 10 and to the community on Dec. 16. For more information, contact Rachel Rustin at 210-3026969 or rustinr@jcc-sa.org. Jan. 10-Mar. 20, 4:30-5:45 pm (FR), 2-5pm (SU) $225 | JCC Member $165 Instructor: Anndria Flores | Location: Auditorium

JCC DANCE ACADEMY

Move and Groove (Grades K-3) Ballet, jazz, and tap technique will be the focus of this highenergy 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. 8-May 6, 4-4:45pm (No class Apr. 8 and Apr. 15) $300 | JCC Member $255 Instructor: Move & Groove Dance | Location: Dance Studio

Hip Hop (Grades K-4) Students will learn basic hip hop and commercial style dance using age appropriate music and choreography. Each class will include conditioning, technique and a dance. TU, Jan. 7-May 5, 4-4:45pm (No class Apr. 14) $325 | JCC Member $270 Instructor: Move & Groove Dance | Location: Dance Studio

JAZZ (Grades 2-5) Join a class that will teach children the basics of Jazz dance. Jazz is a fun upbeat style of dance that includes isolations, stretching, turns, kicks, and jumps to fun, child-appropriate music. Students will have a blast and become more comfortable moving and performing. Jazz will also improve coordination, rhythm, and self-esteem. MO, Jan. 6- May 4, 4-4:45pm (No class Feb. 17) $325 | JCC Member $270 Instructor: Move & Groove Dance | Location: Dance Studio

Our Spring Showcase is scheduled for Sunday May 10, 2020. Move and Groove class participants are required to wear a black leotard and pink tights (girls) or black pants with a white shirt (boys) and ballet slippers (girls & boys). Additionally, a tutu (girls) must be purchased ($18) for the recital. Jazz class participants are required to wear a black leotard with leggings and Jazz slippers (black or tan). Hip Hop class participants are required to wear any comfortable bottoms and a solid color shirt.

TEXAS ACTORS WORKSHOP ON-CAMERA ACTING CLASSES Attention TV Actors, age 5-99! Texas Actors Workshop offers classes geared towards specific on-camera acting skills, creating real and believable characters, as well as developing and sharpening improvisational, commercial and interview skills. In addition, professional development and combating common myths and falsehoods about the talent industry will be covered. For those seeking professional representation, we can occasionally offer referrals (sometimes via a showcase at the discretion of TSW Staff) when we feel actors are ready. Learn more or register online www.texasactorsworkshop.com.

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YOUTH SPORTS, FITNESS & RECREATION Online Registration available at www.jccsanantonio.org/register!

Spurs Basketball League

It’s almost time to lace up those sneakers, air up your basketballs, and play like an NBA Champion! Practices begin January 6. Most weeks will include a staff practice, team practice, and game. Girls, Grades K-1: TU, Jan. 7-Mar. 15, 4-4:50pm Boys, Grades K-1: TU, Jan. 7-Mar. 15, 4-4:50pm Girls, Grades 2-3: WE, Jan. 8-Mar. 15, 4-4:50pm Boys, Grades 2-3: WE, Jan. 8-Mar. 15, 4-4:50pm Girls, Grades 4-5: TH, Jan. 9-Mar. 15, 4-4:50pm Boys, Grades 4-5 TH, Jan. 9-Mar. 15, 4-4:50pm $145 | JCC Member $105 After December 12: Late Fee Applies $155 | JCC Member $110 Instructor: JCC Staff | Location: Gym

Bodies in Motion (Grades K-3) For young children, active play that uses the large muscles in their legs, arms, and trunk is important for good health and physical development. This class will use tumbling, jumping, hopping, and more gross motor activities to enhance balance and coordination. TH, Jan. 16-Feb. 20, 3:45-4:15pm $150 | JCC Member $100 TH, Mar. 19-Apr. 23, 3:45-4:15pm (No class April 9) $150 | JCC Member $100 Instructor: Molly Mireles | Location: Motor Skills Room

Baseball Training Program (Grades 1-3) Get your child prepared for the spring baseball season with our Baseball Training Program class. This class will work to develop skills such as fielding and hitting to help them get ready for the upcoming season. MO, Jan. 6-Mar. 9, 4-4:50pm $120 | JCC Member $80 Instructor: Coach Joe | Location: Field

Yoga Plus (Grades K-2) Join the fun in this relaxed and playful class that promotes development of body awareness, balance, flexibility, and agility. Children act out stories through a series of poses while learning more about themselves and building self-esteem. FR, Jan. 17-Feb. 21, 4-4:45pm $180 | JCC Member $120 FR, Mar. 27-May 8, 4-4:45pm (No class Apr. 9, Apr. 24) $180 | JCC Member $120 Instructor: Ashley Hillyer | Location: Motor Skills Room

Score a goal with the JCC’s Spring Soccer Academy!

Registration opens for JCC Members January 20! (Opens to community Feb. 3.) Check the January Center Peace or our website for details.

SEE PAGE 23 TO FIND OUT HOW!

Save the Dates for Splash & Dash Race Series

The JCC is partnering with Paragon Training to host the Splash and Dash race series for youth ages 5-17. Featuring a two-stage race involving swimming then running, there are four opportunities to participate! Races are scheduled for May 17, June 7, July 5, and July 26. Register for one race or the whole series! For more information, go to www.paragonsplash.org or contact Tracy Schuleman at 210-302-6909.

SAVE THE DATE

PASSOVER FIRST NIGHT SEDER

Wednesday, April 8 See page 9 for more information.

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YOUTH SPORTS, FITNESS & RECREATION Online Registration available for most classes: www.jccsanantonio.org/register.

AQUATICS Summer Swim Prep with Coach Susan Ingram (Ages 7-12)

Get Ready to SPRING into SUMMER swimming! Participants will receive preparation for the upcoming summer swim season with this instructional class covering proper technique in all four competitive strokes. Dives, turns, and racing tips will also be presented to ensure each swimmer has a positive start to their summer league experience. Registration begins for JCC Members on March 1; Community

registration begins March 23 if space is available. Ages 7-9: MO/WE, Apr. 1-29, 4:30-5pm (No class Apr. 15 & 22) $56 | JCC Member $42 TU/TH, Apr. 2-30, 4-4:30pm (No class Apr. 9 & 23) $56 |JCC Member $42 Ages 10-12: MO/WE, Apr. 1-29, 5-5:30pm (No class Apr. 15 & 22) $56 | JCC Member $42 Current Silver Swimmers or via Coach’s Permission: TU/TH, Apr. 2-30, 4:30-5:30pm (No class Apr. 9 & 23) $70 | JCC Member $56 Instructor: Susan Ingraham • Location: Pool

Sea Serpents Summer Swim Team (Ages 5-18 as of June 1, 2020)

Push your limits and swim beyond the JCC’s Swim Club and join the Stingrays Swim Team! Requirements: swimmers must be able to swim 25 meters without stopping. Practices are based upon swim abilities, not age; therefore, coaches will determine what practice a child should attend.

Visit jccsanantonio.org/aquatics for more information.

MO-TH, May 4-Jun. 29 Novice (must be able to swim 25 meters without assistance): 4-4:45pm Junior (must be able to swim a minimum of 3 strokes): 4:45-5:30pm Senior (all 4 strokes 100 meters within a time limit): 5:30-6:30pm JCC Member-Exclusive Program $118 Parent/Guardian must volunteer at all swim meets - both home and away, including Championship Meet Coach: Mark Saroni • Location: Pool

JCC SWIM CLUB

The JCC Swim Club, staffed by professional coaches, is offered to all recreational, fitness, and competitive swimmers in grades K-12. Platinum, Bronze, and Silver groups are for JCC Members Only. Registration is on a monthly basis; JCC Members can arrange for automatic monthly registration via payment. Coaches reserve the right to move swimmers up and/or down to provide the best challenge for each swimmer’s ability. There is a one-time $74 USAS registration fee which covers the athlete the entire season. More details on swim equipment, as well as available competitions, will be answered in our information meeting held prior to the first day of practice. All swimmers and parents must sign the Swim Club agreement, available at the Sports & Fitness Desk. Visit www. jccsanantonio.org/jccswimclub to view ‘No Class Days’.

Platinum Group (Grades K-1) This program will teach the basic strokes and work on endurance and breathing techniques. Coaches will place in groups based on ability. This is not a replacement for swim lessons. WAIT LIST/FULL Requirements: Participants must be able to swim the length of the pool (25 meters) without assistance. MO/WE, Mar.-Apr., 4-4:30pm • JCC Members Only $35 per month Coach: Mark Saroni

Bronze Group (Grades 2-5) Participants will be introduced to all four strokes, as well as proper turns and starts. Requirements: Par-

ticipants must be able to swim the length of the pool (25 meters) in a time less than 1 minute. WAIT LIST/FULL MO-TH, Dec.-Mar., 4-4:40pm • JCC Members Only $45 per month Coach: Susan Ingraham

Silver Group (Grades 6-8) Proper technique will be emphasized, as

well as endurance. Requirements: participants should be able to swim a continuous 50 meters of each stroke, with their time to complete 50 meters of Freestyle under 1:15. MO-TH, Dec.-Mar., 4:45-5:45pm • JCC Members Only $60 per month Coach: Susan Ingraham

Gold Group (Ages 13 & Up) This class is designed for swimmers preparing for competition and/or adult swimmers looking to improve endurance and speed, train for a triathlon, or stay in swim shape. Requirements: participants should be able to swim 6 x 100 Free at 2:30 interval. Attendance is not mandatory, but participants can attend as many days as they would like. Open registration starting on the 15th of the month if space is available.

TENNIS

MO-TH, ongoing monthly Dec.-Apr., 5:45-7:15pm $115 | JCC Member $75 per month Instructor: Mark Saroni

Session 1: Jan. 6-Jan. 30 • Session 2: Feb. 3-Feb. 27 • Session 3: Mar. 2-Apr. 2 • Session 4: Apr. 6-Apr. 30 • Session 5: May 4-May 28 Visit us at www.jccsanantonio.org/tennis to view ‘No Class Days’.

One Star (Ages: 4-6) Learn the basic skills through a series of fun &

exciting games using the USTA Quickstart program. With larger tennis balls on a smaller court, youngsters can easily achieve success in the sport! MO-TH, 4-5pm 1 X wk: $120 | JCC Member $80 per session 2 X wk: $175 | JCC Member $130 per session

Two Star (Ages: 7-9) Learn the basic rules of tennis and fundamental

skills, including stroke production: forehand, backhand, and serves. Emphasis is on fun! MO-TH, 4-5pm 2 X wk: $185 | JCC Member $140 per session

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

Three Star (Ages: 10 & Up) Learn the basic rules of tennis and funda-

mental skills, including stroke production: forehand, backhand, and serves. Emphasis is on fun! 3, MO-TH, 5-6pm 2 X wk: $210 | JCC Member $160 per session 4 X wk: $300 | JCC Member $250 per session

Four Star (Grades: 6-12) For youth on their Middle/High School Team or competing in USTA level Tournaments. Participants may choose to come two or four times a week. MO-TH, 5-7pm TU/TH: $300 | JCC Member $250 per session

DROP-IN FEES One Star & Two Star $32 | JCC Member $22 • Three Star $45 | JCC Member $35 Four Star $55 | JCC Member $45

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TEENS

2020 Maccabi Games® San Diego | August 2-7

The Games will be here before you know it! Open to Jewish teens ages 13 to 16 as of August 1, 2020, The JCC Maccabi Games® is a week-long sports competition for Jewish teens from all over the country. Athletes can compete in --Basketball, Soccer, Table Tennis, Golf, Dance, Swimming, Volleyball, Hockey or Lacrosse. Participants will have opportunities to meet Jewish teens from other delegations, enjoy social events around San Diego, and perform community service with new friends. More information will be provided in upcoming JCC Center Peace articles.

Counselor-In-Training Want to spend summer learning valuable leadership skills in a fun and rewarding environment? The JCC’s CounselorIn-Training program is open to teens entering grades 9 or 10 in the fall of 2020. While assisting with Summer J-Camp, CITs gain real life experience in problem solving, decision making, and being accountable.

Jump on the BBYO Bandwagon! BBYO is a pluralistic Jewish teen movement rooted in engaging more Jewish teens in meaningful Jewish experiences. San Antonio is home to two chapters, Erich Weiss AZA (boys) and Sababa BBG (girls). As a youth-led organization, BBYO provides Jewish teens an opportunity to build lasting friendships, develop leadership skills, strengthen their Jewish identity, and enjoy good times with other Jewish teens. BBYO members build confidence and character by planning programs, governing a chapter, working with community partners, and serving as champions for charitable or philanthropic causes.

Since 2005, J-Serve has been a global force in empowering Jewish teens to make a difference in their communities. Every year, Jewish teens come together for a day of service based on the Jewish values of gemilut chasidim (acts of loving kindness), tikkun olam (responsibility to repair the world), and tzedakah ( just and charitable giving). This year J-Serve will be taking place on March 29, from 9 AM-3:30 PM. J-Serve San Antonio is an excellent way for Jewish teens in grades 7-12 to learn about service, meet Jewish peers and create a difference in their local community.

Interested in becoming a lifeguard? Visit www.jccsanantonio.org for information on lifeguard certification and potential employment!

Do you have what it takes to become a Star? Check out TEXAS ACTORS WORKSHOP on page 11!

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San Antonio Fiesta Parades: April 24 & 25

Email jcc@jcc-sa.org to be notified when tickets go on sale! Enjoy a San Antonio tradition while supporting San Antonio BBYO!

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ADULT EVENTS

THINK INSIDE THE BOX

These Shining Lives

Watson:

by Melanie Marnich

The Last Great Tale of the Legendary Sherlock Holmes

Based on the true account of four women who worked for the Radium Dial Company watch factory in the late 20s and early 30s, the play chronicles the danger women faced in the American workforce, and the lack of concern by companies for protecting the health of its employees. The story relates the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day. They are dying, it’s true; but theirs is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense, as they refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits - or endanger the lives of those who come after them.

​ his is the story of a good man trapped in the shadow T of a great man. Funny, moving, and theatrically inventive, this high-energy play balances witty comedy and dramatic mystery to recount the last great tale of the legendary Sherlock Holmes as seen through the eyes of his friend and colleague, Dr. John H. Watson. From pantomime to Punch and Judy, and with the theatrical ingenuity of Broadway’s The 39 Steps, Watson tells a grand tale that will captivate audience members until the very end! (Based on the characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.)

February 8 - March 1, 2020

Tickets on sale January 8. Visit vexler.org/theseshininglives or call 210-302-6835.

by Jamie Robledo

May 7 - 31, 2020 (No show May 28)

Tickets on sale April 7. Visit vexler.org/watson or call 210-302-6835.

Advertise in The Vex Playbill!

Reach thousands of unique patrons by placing an advertisement in one or both of the remaining 2018-19 season programs for The Vex! • Full, half, and quarter page options • Distributed to all patrons for the duration of the production • Affordable, prorated rates

B RAVO !

Call Aliyah Kuchinsky at 210-302-6827 to get started reaching YOUR audience TODAY! www.facebook.com/thejsanantonio • www.instagram.com/the.jsa.fitness

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BARSHOP JCC 19TH ANNUAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL FEBRUARY 15-17, 2020 Regal Alamo Quarry Stadium 16

The Barshop JCC Jewish Film Festival promotes Jewish values and diversity through the medium of film, striving to entertain, educate, and raise community awareness of Jewish identity, history, and culture. Tickets available January 6. Curtiz

The Spy Behind Home Plate

The Faces of Genocide

Picture of His Life

And Then, Violence

Hannah Cohen’s Holy Communion

Mum’s Hairpins

Golda’s Balcony, The Film

Visit www.jccsanantonio.org/filmfestival for schedule, trailers, and info about each film. Film titles subject to change. Interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2020 Jewish Film Festival? Call 210-302-6828. Paris Song

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ADULT EDUCATION & ENRICHMENT JCC Author & Speaker Series presents

Jamie Bernstein

 SAVE THE DATES

Tuesday, May 12, 7pm | JCC

Music, Lyrics, and Book by Linda Kaufman A dazzling new sequel to the sellout 2016 hit Senior Moments

JANUARY 4, 11 5, & 11 12 & 12 JANUARY 4, 5, • JCC JCC/Holzman Auditorium

The oldest daughter of revered composer Leonard Bernstein offers a rare look at her father on the centenary of his birth - illuminating a man, a city, and an era that defined modern culture - in a deeply intimate and broadly evocative memoir reminiscent of Alexandra Styron’s Reading My Father and Richard Ford’s Between Them. Jamie Bern­stein is an author, broad­cast­er, film­mak­er and con­cert nar­ra­tor. In addi­tion to writ­ing arti­cles and con­cert nar­ra­tions, Jamie trav­els exten­sive­ly, speak­ing about music as well as about her father, Leonard Bern­stein. Her film doc­u­men­tary, Crescen­do: the Pow­er of Music, is view­able on iTunes. Tickets available at jccsanantonio.org/authorspeakerseries or or 210-302-6828. Books available to purchase through Twig Bookstore get a discount when you show your JCC keycard.

J-Brewsky Night: Beer & Blintzes Thursday, June 11 | 7pm $8 in advance ($10 at the door)

Join us for summertime pairings of beer and delicious blintzes! Led by Brian Tarver, resident Cicerone from H-E-B Alon. 21 & up only.

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ADULT ENRICHMENT & EDUCATION Get in touch with your roots! The Jewish Genealogical Society meets the third Sunday each month. Come and gain the knowledge and tools needed to explore your family histories. Contact Isabel at 210-302-6860 or resendezi@jcc-sa.org for more information.

Music Appreciation (Ages 65 & Better) Music is part of our everyday lives. It affects not just our emotions, but aids in our physical activities as well. Join us every third Monday once a month at 10am as we listen to music and explore, discuss, and learn about the composer/ artist. Dates: Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 16, Apr. 20, May 18 @ 10am $5 | JCC Members Free Instructor: Lyn Waghalter • Location: Beldon Library

Senior Chefs (Age Adult) Get ready to experience Jewish culture in a way that everyone can appreciate - by making delectable snacks! Senior Chefs traverses the world of Jewish holidays and their respective foods with simple to make, tasty treats. No cooking or baking experience required; all necessary ingredients provided. Space is limited; reservations required online or by calling 210-302-6860. WE, Apr. 8, 10am-11am • $5 | JCC Members Free Instructor: JCC Staff • Location: Senior Center

Crochet Mitzvah (Age Adult)

Our ongoing project has delivered beanies and blankets to many local nonprofit organizations including Wounded Warriors, SAM Ministries, and St. Vincent. Join us as we continue our knitting & crocheting Mitzvah projects, making both beanies and blankets. No hook or needle? No problem! We’ve got you covered. Just show up; we’ll provide yarn, a hook, and plenty of laughter as we work on this special mitzvah. If you are interested in contributing to the initiative, yarn donations are welcome. WE, Weekly Ongoing, 10am • Free Location: Senior Center

Israeli Dancing (Ages 15 & Up) Come explore the fascinating folkloric tradition of Israeli music and dance. Enjoy the classics and learn the newest dances by a wide variety of Israeli artists. No experience is necessary. Drop-ins welcome: $7 | JCC Member $5. 7:30pm: Beginners/warm-up | 8:20pm: Intermediate/Advanced

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MO, Ongoing monthly, 7:15-9:45pm 7:15pm: Beginners; 8:30pm: Intermediate/Advanced 10-Class Package: $60 | JCC Members $40 Drop-ins Welcome: $7 | JCC Members $5 Instructor: Raphi Sonsino • Location: Dance Studio

Chrome Essentials (Age Adult) This course will cover how to use a Chrome book, a type of laptop that is great for beginners who just want to use the internet. By the end of the course, you’ll have a foundation for using the device to navigate the internet as well as send/receive emails. This course is designed for people who have never used a Chromebook or have little experience and want a solid introduction. MO & WED, 9:45-11am, January 6-February 5 Limited space | RSVP required, call 210-302-6820 or email resendezi@jcc-sa.org

CHARLIE PEARL SENIOR ADULT PROGRAMS Game Room Activities (Age Adult) Looking to join a good oldfashioned game of dominos or cards? Maybe Mah Jongg is your thing, or even Canasta! Join us in the Senior Center Monday through Thursday for an afternoon of friendly competition. Bring your own games/supplies, or borrow ours. Scrabble and Rummy games available 10am to noon. Let us hear from you if you are interested in playing in a Canasta group or would like to be added to the Mah Jongg or Bridge sub list! MO-FR, Weekly Ongoing, 10am-4pm JCC Member-Exclusive Program: Free • Location: Senior Center

Party Bridge (Age Adult) Looking to get your Bridge game on, but need a group to join? Or maybe you have a group but need a place to play? Players are welcome to bring a kosher snack to share; fresh coffee will be served. TU & TH, Weekly Ongoing, 1pm JCC Member-Exclusive Program: Free • Location: Senior Center

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

Silver Cinema Film Screenings (Age Adult) Love to go to the movies? Join us at Silver Cinema the first and third Thursday of each month to catch a film right here at the JCC. We’ll even provide the popcorn! First & Third Thursday of each month, 1pm Free & Open to the Community • Location: Holzman Auditorium

Kosher Lunch Program (Age Adult) Enjoy a healthy, chef-prepared kosher meal, and ‘do lunch’ with friends! Lunch is offered Monday through Thursday, weekly, beginning at 12pm and concluding by 1pm. $3 Members. Non-members who are considering joining the J are welcome to join. Enjoy a birthday celebration with cake and singing the last Thursday each month. Check your Center Peace Digest newsletter for the new and refreshed daily menu. 24-hour advanced reservations are required for lunch. The Kosher Lunch Program is funded in part by the Jewish Federation of San Antonio and San Antonio Jewish Senior Services.

For more information or to RSVP for any of these programs, contact Isabel at resendezi@jcc-sa.org or 210-302-6860.

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ADULT SPORTS, FITNESS & REC Ongoing Group Exercise Classes

MONDAY

Start

5:55

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

BodyPump™- Michelle-CS

6:00

THURSDAY

ZUMBA®-Rocio-DS

HiiT-Laura-CS

BodyPump™-Michelle-CS

8:30

Cycle 55-Audrey-TS

9:00

MIM-Angela-G BodyPump™- Jackie-CS

Step It Up-Angela-CS

Aquafit-Rocio-P

Aquafit-Rocio-P

Barre - Layla-DS

HiiT-Katie/Cesar-CS

ZUMBA®-Angela-DS

HiiT-Audrey -CS

Total Body-Anna-CS Fit 4 Life-Rocio-AD

MIM-Audrey-G BodyPump™- Jackie-CS

Cycle 55-Cecelia-TS Step It Up-Cecelia-CS

MIM-Roberta-G BodyPump™- Cindy-CS Aquafit-Katie-P

Pilates Foam Roller-Anita-AD

Pilates Mat-Anita-AD

Total Body-Audrey-CS

Total Body-Cecelia-CS Fit 4 Life-Audrey-AD

Yoga-Roberta-DS

Yoga Flow-Anita-DS

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

12:15

™ BodyPump-Jackie-CS

ZUMBA®-Angela/ Victoria-DS

11:00

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

Auditorium Training Studio Motor Skills Gymnasium Dance Studio Conditioning Studio Pool

Barre Express-Roberta-DS ZUMBA®-Angela-DS

5:30 Barre - Layla-DS 6:00 HiiT-Roberta-CS

Cardio Blast-Cindy-CS Cycle 55-Cesar-TS

6:30

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

BodyPump™- Cindy-CS

ZUMBA®-Francesca-DS

HiiT-Cecelia-CS

Cardio Blast-Cindy-CS Cycle 55-Cesar-TS Yoga Flow-Mary-DS

Pilates Mat-Paty-CS

Yoga-Carolyn- DS

10:00

Yoga-Carolyn-DS

Aquafit-Angela-P

Fit 4 Life-Katie-AD

SUNDAY 9:00

10:00

Cycle & Core-Layla-TS

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

Tight & Toned-Cecelia -CS

SATURDAY 9:00

Power Yoga-Layla-DS

8:00

7:00

FRIDAY

BodyPump™- Cindy-CS

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

All classes are FREE/JCC Members

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

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

Winter Inclement Weather Notice: AquaFit will NOT be held when the air temperature is below 40 degrees and/ or the water temperature drops below 75 degrees. Wednesday Aquafit is on hiatuus Dec. 1-end 0f Feb.

CARE

A BARSHOP JCC MEMBER-EXCLUSIVE SERVICE

HOURS

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

CARE

Reservations for J Care may be made up to 48 hours in advance. Call 210-302-6820 to reserve your spot!

FEES

Hourly Rate: $3.00 per hour J Care 10-Pack: 10 hours for $20.00 (Exclusive to Family Category)

Available for purchase at any JCC Courtesy Desk.

For more information, contact Amy Goldstein, 210-302-6866 or goldsteina@jcc-sa.org.

Personal Training at the JCC

If you are serious about getting results, using a personal trainer is one of the smartest steps you can take. Whether you are training for a race, getting in shape for a special occasion, trying to lose weight, or just be stronger and feel your best, our certified trainers can help you reach your fitness goals. Visit the Sports & Fitness Courtesy Desk for a brochure or visit www.jccsanantonio.org/personaltrainers for complete bios on all of our Personal Trainers.

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ADULT SPORTS, FITNESS & REC MIND/BODY • GENTLE 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. All levels are welcome; please come prepared with your mat and an open mind. • POWER YOGA A vigorous vinyasa-based Yoga that will build strength and flexibility as well as help reduce stress; open to all levels. • YOGA Traditional static poses that impact muscular endurance, strength and flexibility. Open to all levels. • 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. • PILATES ON THE FOAM ROLLER Pilates exercises on the Foam Roller will increase your balance, strength and flexibility with a unique challenge. If you have your own roller, bring it to class or rollers will be available to use during class. This class is NOT recommended for individuals with spinal sensitivity. Requires low fitness level. • PILATES MAT This class is a series of movements requiring focus, breath and attention to alignment. This mat class works on core strength and flexibility. Requires low fitness level. CARDIO • CARDIOBLAST CardioBlast is a fun, fast-paced fitness class that combines cardio exercises with a few muscle-sculpting exercises mixed in! This fitness class is designed to get your heart rate up and tone your muscles simultaneously. Get ready to sweat! • STEP IT UP Join this non-stop old-school step class and vamp up your steady state aerobic conditioning. Come ready to dance! Open for medium to advanced fitness levels. • ZUMBA® Latin dance class that features exotic rhythms set to highenergy Latin and international beats. Open to all fitness levels.

• TOTAL BODY Spend 50 minutes in this athletic-based sculpting class to tone upper and lower body using resistance like hand weights, body bars and your own body weight. Finish off your workout with a challenging cardio segment to make this a complete and total body workout. • HiiT (High Intensity Interval Training) Are you ready for the best 50 minutes of your day? This fun and ever-changing class will feature a total body, heart-pumping, aerobic and strength conditioning workout. This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high-intensity Tabata rounds designed to tone your body, improve your endurance and clear your mind! Modifications for all fitness levels are provided. RESISTANCE/TONING • BARRE This 50-minute class is designed to tone up your entire body. Using Pilates principles to a rhythmic beat, you will be sure to feel the burn in this fun workout environment. Feel free to participate in bare feet or socks with grips. Open to all fitness levels. • BARRE EXPRESS Looking for a quick workout that will provide you a whole-body burn? Barre Express provides the same toning, strengthening, and balance elements just in a shorter amount of time! Open to all fitness levels. • 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. • MUSCLES IN MOTION (MIM) This is a 50-minute sculpt class which is focused on gaining balance, strength and intensity. This will be a combination of light cardio along with weights making this a perfect way to start your day and enjoy your week. Low intensity level. • TIGHT AND TONED 45-minute class dedicated to activating, toning and shaping the legs and shaping your core. Get ready for a glute-activating good time. Primed with resistance bands, Bosu balls, free-weights and body bars, with Tight and Toned we target our core (abs!) and booty with a series of strength-building, stability and power exercises designed to shape the glutes and strengthen your core.

• CYCLE 55 We’re bringing road-riding indoors with this 55-minute cycle class. You will be riding over hills and racing on flats with this class designed to make you sweat. This class is intended for all fitness levels.

AQUA • AQUAFIT CARDIO and toning class using water resistance to provide a great workout that is easy on the joints. Designed for all fitness levels.

• CYCLE & CORE This 45-minute indoor road ride finishes up with a core-blasting segment designed to keep you fit from head to toe. Open to all fitness levels.

SENIORS • FIT 4 LIFE Focus on strength, balance and coordination in this class from a seated position.

March 26-April 5, 2020 • Compete in Events for Adults 50 and better! • www.texasseniorgames.org

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ANNUAL JCC GOLF CLASSIC Friday, May 1 SilverHorn Golf Club Supporting youth & inclusion programs at the Barshop JCC. For more information, contact Aliyah Kuchinsky at 210-302-6827 or kuchinskya@jcc-sa.org.

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ADULT SPORTS, FITNESS & REC SMALL GROUP PERSONAL TRAINING Beginner Tai Chi (Age Adult) The gentle Martial Arts practice of Tai Chi may be hundreds of years old, but it is the current low-impact exercise that is beneficial for every fitness level and age group. Whether you are curious about adding the soft practice to your usual athletic routine, coping with stiffness from arthritis or other ongoing conditions, or seeking ways to reduce/cope with stress, Tai Chi can open that door for you. As an experienced teacher of mind-body practices, Anita is especially effective at helping you to find your individual level of mobility, flexibility, and active reflexes. Limited to 10 participants per session. FR, 9am, Jan. 10-Feb. 28 • $120 | JCC Member $80 Instructor: Anita Lemon • Location: Dance Studio

Tai Chi Extended (Age Adult) This class is for members who have completed the Beginner Tai Chi series and wish to continue their meditation in motion along with improving endurance, leg strength, and balance work on their way to becoming Tai Chi Practitioners. FR, 9am, Mar. 6-Apr. 24 (No class Apr. 10) • $105 | JCC Member $70 Instructor: Anita Lemon • Location: Dance Studio

Tai Chi Practitioner Class (Age Adult) This class is for members who have graduated from the eight week Beginner Tai Chi class, and who wish to continue to grow and deepen their Tai Chi Practice. WE, 9am, Jan. 8-Feb. 26 • $120 | JCC Member $80 WE, 9am, Mar. 4-Apr. 22 (No class Apr. 15) • $105 | JCC Member $70 Instructor: Anita Lemon • Location: Auditorium A

Newtrition for a New You (Age Adult) Are you interested in learning about general nutrition and not sure where to start? Do you have any questions about all the popular “diet” options? Join us for an introductory class about nutrition and healthy eating. Topics will cover carbohydrates, protein, fats, serving sizes and portion control, popular/current diet trends, label reading, meal prep, and much more! MO, 5:45-6:45pm, January 6 - February 10 • $180 | JCC Member $120 Instructor: Cecelia Curts • Location: Room 227

Fit ‘n’ Fierce (Age Adult) Kettle bells, jump boxes and slam balls, Oh My!! Would you like to get personal trainer results in a group setting? Push yourself with this intense total body conditioning class. This 60-minute class will take you out of your comfort zone and push you to new levels of fitness. Cardio conditioning and intermediate total body strength training will motivate you and others in the class to new heights. MO, 7-8pm, January 6 - February 10 • $180 | JCC Member $120 Instructor: Cecelia Curts • Location: Training Studio

Tuesday Night Pick-up Games (Age 18 & Up)

Whether it’s a one-on-one game or a couple of teams going head to head, getting on the court will change up your workout routine or help you blow off some steam. TU, Ongoing Weekly, 7-9:45pm $10 | JCC Member Free

ADULT BASKETBALL LEAGUES Men’s 6’2” & Under Basketball League A competitive league designed for players with a height of 6’2” and under only. Scheduled to play Wednesday nights. Men’s Open Basketball League Our most competitive league—fast and fun with the focus on competition. Scheduled to play Thursday nights. Men’s League Fees: $600 per team | Up to 10 players on a roster.

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

For more information, contact Kris Todd at 210-302-6825 or toddk@jcc-sa.org.

AQUATICS

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

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

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

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ADULT SPORTS, FITNESS & REC Mens Futsal (Age: 18 & Up) A variant of football, futsal is a small-sided (5 v 5) game played on a basketball court. The touchlines of the court are used as the game borders. The game’s emphasis is on improvisation, creativity and technique. For more information, contact Randy Holland, 210-302-6843 or hollandr@jcc-sa.org. MO, Dec. 2-Jan. 27, 7-10pm • $600 Team Fee (Maximum 10 teams; each team consists of min. 6 - max. 10 players.)

ADULT TENNIS LEAGUES

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

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

ADULT ALL-LEVEL TENNIS CLINICS

All levels welcome. $80 | JCC Member $60 per six-week session

Monday Jan. 6-27, Feb 3.-24, Mar. 2-30, Apr. 6-27, May 4-June. 1 9-10am

Ladies’ Doubles Progressive League Participants will play

Tuesday Jan. 7-28, Feb 4.-25, Mar. 3-31, Apr. 7-28, May 5-June. 2 9-10am

Men’s Singles League Participants will play different challeng-

Wednesday Jan. 8-29, Feb. 5-26, Mar. 4-Apr. 1, Apr. 8-29, May 6-27 9-10am, 7-8pm

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

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

Men’s Doubles Progressive League Participants will play different challengers each week and progress to higher court and skill level.

Wheelchair Tennis Classes

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

Beginner Wheelchair Tennis (Ages 10-Adult) For beginners or

those who have been away from the game!

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

Friday Jan. 10-31, Feb. 7-28, Mar. 6-Apr. 3, Apr. 10-May 1, May 8-29 9-10am

COME ON OUT & PLAY PICKLEBALL AT THE J! Ask the Tennis Clubhouse Staff for details!

and above level players.

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Phone 210-302-6820 • Email jcc@jcc-sa.org • www.jccsanantonio.org


When you partner with the J, you reach a Community! Why Our Advertisers the J When you partner with the J, the community knows about it! Our monthly newsletter, high-traffic website, nationally-accredited preschool, and bustling fitness, tennis, and aquatics facilities reach and engage thousands of community members.

All Active Members &

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Participants by Age

Who We Connect You To

The J, by the Numbers

Over 500 Group Fitness Attendees

4,054 J Members Live within 5 Miles of the J

Over 800 Youth League Participants

101,656 Visits to jccsanantonio.org a year

5,894 Members

120,000 Member Check-Ins a year

183 Preschool Children (and their Families!)

2,222 Facebook Followers (and growing!)

Plus Thousands of Non-Member Participants

And the Results are IN! 92% of J Members read the Center Peace 73% of J Members reported learning something new when reading the Center Peace 63% of J Members said they have engaged purposefully with a business (or attended an event/program) that was advertised on the digital screen(s) 40% of J Members said they have engaged purposefully with a business after seeing it advertised in the Center Peace

How to Reach Our Community • Center Peace Monthly Newsletter: Ads, Business Spotlight, MVP Spotlight • Digital Screens • Banners at the Pool, Tennis Courts, Gymnasium, and Ball Field • Sheldon Vexler Theatre & JCC Event Programs • Digital Presentations at Events/Programs • Special Event & Initiative Sponsorships • Membership Value Program • Other Unique Engagement Opportunities

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Contact Aliyah Kuchinsky at 210-302-6827 or kuchinskya@jcc-sa.org for more information about general and custom packages.

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