Art and Musical Events


The JCC has hosted a variety of artists, including Allison Gregory, Kori Ashton, Ita BB, Omar Rodriguez, and the JCC's very own Glen Andrews II, among others.

Check out these photos from the Art Event featuring Kori Ashton and Ita BB


The JCC has hosted a vast array of musical events featuring acclaimed musicians including award winning pianists, The San Antonio Symphony, and the Symphony of the University of the Incarnate Word.  Throughout the year, the JCC will feature an ecclectic range of Musical Events to enlighten and entertain the community.


  • Fabric of Survival: the Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz / On display Sunday, March 23 to Sunday, April 6 / FREE & available to view during Barshop JCC operating hours

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    The Barshop JCC is pleased to host the Images of the Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz exhibition.  The Images exhibition is comprised of 36 high quality photographic photos 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 transtation, 15-year-old Esther Nisenthal fled, with her 13-year-old 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.

    Please download the Fabric of Survival audio guide ZIP file, decompress it, and load the audio tracks on your iPod or other MP3 player prior to your visit.

    The goals of hosting this exhibit are to offer the community a first-person narrative told through art and to educate about the Holocaust and other forms of social injustice.

    Interested in a docent-led private tour for a group?  Contact Aliyah today!


  • An Evening of Art & Music, featuring the full San Antonio Symphony presenting a sneak preview of the 2014 Dvorak Festival - November 12, 2013
  • An Evening of Art & Music, featuring the full San Antonio Symphony presenting "Brahms on Tour".  - October 25, 2012
  • Sukkah & Symphony, featuring the San Antonio Symphony -  October 18, 2011
  • Israeli pianist Ishay Shaer - video from the January 8, 2011 event
  • The San Antonio Symphyony - photos from the May 11, 2011 event

Have you attended a music event at the JCC?  We'd love to hear from you!  Send an email to Allison today with your feedback!  For more information about our Music or Art events, please contact Aliyah Kuchinsky at (210) 302-6827.

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