Contacts for Parenting & Family

Family Services Department

Director
Amy Brinko
703.537.3039
Amy.Brinko@jccnv.org

Accounts Manager
Adi Eilat Crowley
703.537.3077
Adi.Crowley@jccnv.org

Early Childhood Services
Fairfax - JCCNV

Director
Amy Vermillion
703.537.3038
Amy.Vermillion@jccnv.org

Early Childhood Learning Center Director
Amit Hickman
703.537.3051
Amit.Hickman@jccnv.org

ECLC Program Coordinators
Laura Cooper
703.537.3065
Laura.Cooper@jccnv.org

Kelsey Lanza
703.537.3086
Kelsey.Lanza@jccnv.org

Jewish Values and
Culture Coordinator

Debbie Blonder
703.537.3067
Debbie.Blonder@jccnv.org

ECS Programming and
Events Coordinator

Juliana Quinteros-Mian
703.537.3016
Juliana.Quniteros@jccnv.org

Early Childhood Services
Alexandria - Beth El Hebrew Congregation

Director
Dina Backer
703.537.3084
Dina.Backer@jccnv.org

Early Childhood Learning Center Assistant Director
Ali Kerlin
703.537.3084
Alison.Kerlin@jccnv.org

School-Age Services & Camp Achva

School-Age Programming Director
Joelle Kelenson
703.537.3091
Joelle.Kelenson@jccnv.org


Teen Programming and School-Age Camps Director
Nori White
703.537.3041
Nori.White@jccnv.org

School-Age Programming Assistant Director
Jessica Vandell
703.537.3096
Jessica.Vandell@jccnv.org

Community Engagement

Community Engagement Director
Laurie Albert
703.537.3064
Laurie.Albert@jccnv.org

Community Engagement Coordinators
Jennifer DiAngelis
703.537.3045
Jennifer.DiAngelis@jccnv.org

Jennifer Kanarek
703.537.3019
Jennifer.Kanarek@jccnv.org

JCCNV Community Shlicha and
Jewish Agency Israeli Fellow to Hillel at GMU
Ido Rakovsky
703.537.3034
Ido.Rakovsky@jccnv.org

Upcoming Events

JCCNV: A Great Fit for Me!

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When school is out...

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Join us when school is out for teacher work days, holidays, and during inclement weather when area schools are delayed or closed!

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Growing Jewish Families

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For more information about any of the programs mentioned below, contact Community Engagement Coordinators Jennifer.Kanarek@jccnv.org, (703) 537-3019, or Jennifer.DeAngelis@jccnv.org, (703) 537-3045.

Growing Jewish Families cultivates community by connecting a large network of families raising Jewish children in Northern Virginia by sponsoring play dates and community events, organizing neighborhood groups, and maintaining social networking groups on Yahoo and Facebook — all to help you connect and stay connected with families in your area. As a part of this network, you will have access to educational and social opportunities in your own backyard. You will receive regular e-newsletters chock full of educational information and links, announcements of upcoming local children’s programs, family events, and more.

Growing Jewish Families continues to broaden its reach to serve even more areas throughout Northern Virginia. Programming sites include the areas of Alexandria, Arlington, Ashburn, Burke, Chantilly, Centreville, Fairfax, Gainesville, Herndon, Manassas, Leesburg, Reston, and Sterling.

Maybe your family has recently grown, or your friends are just about to welcome a little one into their lives. Shalom Baby welcomes parents, their newborns and newly adopted children into the Northern Virginia Jewish community and invites families to our free, monthly Shalom Baby play dates. This is a wonderful way for you to meet new people, make new friends and learn about your Jewish community and resources available to you. Please contact Jennifer Kanarek or Jennifer DeAngelis to register. For additional resources visit: http://jconnect.org/resources/new-baby-information.

Shalom Baby families become part of Growing Jewish Families, a large network of families raising Jewish children in Northern Virginia. If you know someone who is expecting a child, please let Jennifer Kanarek or Jennifer DeAngelis know so we can officially welcome them into the Jewish community and invite them to be part of the Shalom Baby family.

Get Connected with Shalom Baby!
Ages: newborn–3 years old and their parents (siblings welcome)
Calling all moms and dads — play dates aren’t just for kids! While the kids play, the grown-ups get to schmooze and meet other families with young children. Come out and meet up with old friends, and make some new friends, too!

Location I: JCCNV Romper Room
Sunday, September 7, 10am–11:30am
Sunday, October 5, 10am–11:30am
Sunday, December 7, 10am–11:30am
Fee: Free
RSVP: Jennifer.Kanarek@jccnv.org, (703) 537-3019

Location II: My Gym Chantilly
4300 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly
Sunday, September 21, 3pm–4:30pm
Thursday, December 11, 12pm–1:30pm
Fee: Free
RSVP required 3 days prior to the event: Jennifer.DeAngelis@jccnv.org, (703) 537-3045

PJ Library®

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is thrilled to offer PJ Library® (PJ, as in “pajamas”) to our entire community based on our successful Northern Virginia pilot! This program provides families raising Jewish children from 6 months–8 years old with a FREE treasury of Jewish books and music! As a gift from the community, every month, families enrolled in PJ Library® receive a high-quality, expertly-selected and kid-tested Jewish book or CD.

Through the generosity of the United Jewish Endowment Fund, the Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation, the Perlin Family Foundation and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is offering one subscription per family in the Greater Washington area on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have children 6 months–8 years old, we invite you to sign up today and join a growing global community of more than 500,000 PJ Library® families throughout North America and Israel. Then, invite friends and neighbors to enroll and share in the PJ Library® experience. To register, simply go to www.shalomdc.org/PJLibrary

Ongoing Programs

PJ Library® Book Buddies!

Moms, dads, grandparents and anyone who loves books — you are invited to bring your children to enjoy PJ Library® story time and arts and crafts. Check below for updates on special PJ Library® events happening throughout Northern Virginia.

Location I: Fairfax Regional Library
Mondays, September 8, October 20, November 10, December 8
10:30am–11:30am
Fee: Free
RSVP: Jennifer.Kanarek@jccnv.org, (703) 537-3019

Location II: Burke Centre Library
Wednesdays, September 10, October 15, November 19, December 17
10:30am–11:30am
Fee: Free
RSVP: Jennifer.Kanarek@jccnv.org, (703) 537-3019

Location III: Chantilly Library
Fridays, September 5, November 7, December 5
11:30am–12:30pm
Fee: Free
RSVP: Jennifer.DeAngelis@jccnv.org, (703) 537-3045

Offered in collaboration with PJ Library® and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation

Challah Tots

Meet JCCNV Growing Jewish Families at Whole Foods for a fun-filled morning of preschool-friendly challah making, crafts, and a PJ Library® story time in preparation for Shabbat. Whole Foods will provide the dough, and you come with your creativity to make the perfect challah to take home and bake for Shabbat!

Location I: Whole Foods (143 Maple Avenue E., Vienna, VA)
Thursdays, September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4
10am–11am
Fee: Free
RSVP 3 days prior to the event: Jennifer.Kanarek@jccnv.org, (703) 537-3019

Location II: Whole Foods, Fair Lakes (4501 Market Commons Drive, Fairfax, VA)
Thursdays, September 18, October 23, November 20, December 18
10am–11am
Fee: Free
RSVP 3 days prior to the event: Jennifer.DeAngelis@jccnv.org, (703) 537-3045

JCCNV Growing Jewish Families & PJ Library® Special Events

Member Discounted Program & Class Rates
The JCCNV offers member discounts on classes and programs. In order for membership rates to apply, membership must remain current throughout the duration of the class/program

clientuploads/Community Engagement/Boy Glasses.jpgAll of the programs below are recommended for children ages 2–8 years old and their parents (siblings welcome).

Growing Jewish Families:  Around Town

Grab your gear and get out and “around town” this summer! Tour interesting and fun locations in your neighborhoods to see, touch, and feel how things work, learn how they are made, and how these places impact your community. RSVP by the dates below to Jennifer.Kanarek@jccnv.org or Jennifer.DeAngelis@jccnv.org.