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A New Year in a New City

Samantha Mazuz, Coordinator of Teen & Young Adult Services on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 9:00:00 am in JCC Stories 
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As Rosh Hashanah approaches, I am taking a moment to think about all that I have done and accomplished in the previous year. This allows me to begin thinking about the year ahead; I can set my goals, create a bucket list, and think about how I can better myself.

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When the Director Becomes the Actor

Ken Frazier, Vex Artistic Director on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 9:00:00 am in Arts & Culture 
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Over the years many people have asked me “When are you going to get on stage?”. These questions have come both from our theatre community of actors and technicians, and from Vex audience members. One of the reasons I wanted to follow through with taking on a role was to remind myself what actors experience when getting a production ready. 

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Why Take Parenting Classes?

Allison Newsom, Marketing & Sales Coordinator on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 9:00:00 am in Early Childhood 
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Another Precious Minds, New Connections parenting class is upon us, with the first class of the new school year beginning Tuesday, September 9 at 9:15 AM or 6:30 PM. The JCC offers classes regularly with no financial charge to parents.

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Children and Technology

Alissa Levey Baugh - Director of Early Childhood on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 9:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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Evidence suggests that screen viewing (including TV, smartphones, computers, tablets, etc.) before age 2 has lasting negative effects on children’s language ...

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Author Series presents Dan Zevin

Aliyah Kuchinsky - Director of Arts & Culture on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 9:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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JCC Author Series Presents Dan Zevin Tuesday, March 4, 7pm / Holzman Auditorium Dan Zevin, master of “Seinfeld-ian nothingness” (Time), is trying his best to ...

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Go strong, not long

Jessica Belasco on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 12:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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It sounds too good to be true: To get fit more quickly, spend less time working out. But high-intensity interval training, which alternates short bouts of intense ...

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Discover the Jewish Calendar with Your Family

Alissa Levey Baugh, Early Childhood Director on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 12:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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This New Month is a resource, developed by the Jewish Community Center Association for family and school celebrations that marks the festival of the New Moon called Rosh ...

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I Play a Plant on Stage at The Vex!

Morgan Clyde, Actress on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 12:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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Written Three weeks out from the start of the production... When I first got word that the Vex was doing "Little Shop", I knew I wanted to be involved in any way that I ...

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Reflections on the Beau/Sweetheart Experience

Dylan Ashworth, JCC Teen Director on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 2:00:00 pm in Community is our Middle Name 
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This past weekend San Antonio BBYO hosted their annual Beau Sweetheart Dance, honoring the year’s outgoing Beau and Sweetheart Ben Deschner and Shiri Kboudi. As the ...

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PLAY... Just Do It

Lisa Guerrero, Director of Youth & Camping Services on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 2:00:00 pm in Community is our Middle Name 
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It is almost that time of year, swimsuits and sunscreen, wet towels, and lots of laughter. Yes, I am talking about SUMMER. I know a thing or two about summer, I have directed ...

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When Javerbaum Comes Marching In

Aliyah Kuchinsky, Director of Adult Services on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 2:32:00 pm in Community is our Middle Name 
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One of the most exciting elements about hosting an author at the JCC is the initial meeting. Long before picking up the author at the San Antonio International Airport, I ...

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Teens Represent for J-Serve Community Service Project

Rachel Rustin, JCC Director of Youth and Family Services on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 12:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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Teens volunteering at the San Antonio Food Bank helped build food boxes to be distributed to needy families. It’s Sunday morning at 8:15am when the first one shows ...

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OY Vey! I Want a Coach in My Back Pocket Too!

Aliyah Kuchinsky – JCC Director of Adult Services on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 2:15:00 pm in Community is our Middle Name 
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Very much of a “do it on my own” kind of girl, I have never been a big fan of being coached. I trained for a few half marathons on my own, I skipped out on the ...

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Which came first: Migas or Matzo Brie?

Lauren Ross, Vice President/COO on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 5:20:00 pm in Community is our Middle Name 
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As a nice Jewish girl living in Texas for the last 27 years, I often wonder - which came first, Migas or Matzo Brie? (Matzo Brie = scrambled eggs with matzo mixed in.) If I ...

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“Before The Scenes” A look at this weekend’s STARZ Production

Rachel Rustin, Claire and Gina DiMaio on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 8:05:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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by Rachel Rustin – The Producer as well as two of our actors Claire and Gina DiMaio The last time I appeared on stage was in my third grade class’s production of ...

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Introducing the New JCC San Antonio Blog!

Lauren Ross on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 3:00:00 pm in Community is our Middle Name 
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We’re Glad You Belong Here™ is a slogan we share with many JCC’s throughout the country, inviting YOU to make our JCC not only your destination for fitness, ...

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Do Children and Chores Mix?

Lisa Guerrero on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:00:00 am in Community is our Middle Name 
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We all struggle, at times, with various parenting questions. I am often asked questions by parents that I’m sure others have as well, so with that in mind, we have ...

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