It's a Great Day at the J!

For more than 135 years, the JCC has developed an outstanding reputation as a “birth through life” institution, providing exceptional programs and services to individuals and families of all ages and stages from both the Jewish and wider communities.  

Located in the heart of San Antonio, we inspire Jewish Journeys and provide countless opportunities for San Antonians to Live Up® – to their goals, their aspirations, and their potential – through a variety of programming, including Health & WellnessSports & RecreationArts & CultureEducation, Enrichment, and so much more.

Many of our programs are open and available to the community at large. Those interested in select services and facilities may consider a JCC Membership. We are driven by the Jewish values of kindness, respect, and communal responsibility; and we warmly welcome people of all ages, faiths, and ethnicities.

Whether you prefer to browse our website or take a personal tour of our facility, we invite you to explore the endless possibilities available to you. We look forward to inspiring your Jewish Journey.

The Barshop JCC is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio.

We are located at 12500 N.W. Military Highway (just south of Wurzbach Parkway) on the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Campus of the San Antonio Jewish Community.

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Our Mission

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 this through creative and constructive programs, which meet the cultural, educational, and recreational needs of individuals, families, and the community at large.

Inclusive Programming

The Barshop JCC prides itself on creating an atmosphere of inclusivity, welcoming people of all ages and abilities while providing an environment that is accessible to individuals with mobility impairments and other disabilities. Accessible features include designated parking spaces, wheelchair access to all facilities via elevator as necessary, as well as accessible restrooms, telephones, drinking fountains, locker rooms, a barrier-free beach front entry pool, and tennis courts.
Our facility is equipped with both flashing light and audible alarm system. To accommodate those who are hearing impaired, the Holzman Auditorium is equipped with a hearing loop; individuals needing access to the hearing loop can make arrangements upon purchasing their event tickets or making their reservation.
We also offer a variety of recreational programming and services, including wheelchair tennis, adaptive swim lessons, and personal trainers experienced in accommodating special needs circumstances. Select programs, such as our Summer J-Camp Inclusion Program, provide opportunities for children with special needs to participate.
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Look for this graphic on JCC programs that are accessible to individuals that are differently abled.
For more information about programs and services available, contact Betsy Cowan, JCC Vice President/Chief Program Officer and Special Needs Project Manager, at (210) 302-6824.

Jewish Journeys

The JCC creates meaningful pathways into and through Jewish life for members of the local Jewish community. We invite members of our community to experience Jewish life through lectures, cultural events, family programs, and more. Each and every program at the JCC is infused with the values of tzedakah (righteousness), Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), and Kehilah (community).

For more information about programming and Jewish Journeys at the JCC, please contact Betsy Cowan at 210-302-6824.