Contacts for Parenting & Family

Family Services Department

Amy Brinko

Accounts Manager
Adi Eilat Crowley

Early Childhood Services
Fairfax - JCCNV

Amy Vermillion

Early Childhood Learning Center Director
Amit Hickman

ECLC Program Coordinators
Laura Cooper

Kelsey Lanza

Jewish Values and
Culture Coordinator

Debbie Blonder

ECS Programming and
Events Coordinator

Juliana Quinteros-Mian

Early Childhood Services
Alexandria - Beth El Hebrew Congregation

Dina Backer

Early Childhood Learning Center Assistant Director
Ali Kerlin

School-Age Services & Camp Achva

School-Age Programming Director
Joelle Kelenson

Teen Programming and School-Age Camps Director
Nori White

School-Age Programming Assistant Director
Jessica Vandell

Community Engagement

Community Engagement Director
Laurie Albert

Community Engagement Coordinator
Jennifer Kanarek

JCCNV Community Shlicha and
Jewish Agency Israeli Fellow to Hillel at GMU
Ido Rakovsky

Upcoming Events

JCCNV: A Great Fit for Me!

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When school is out...

BASE is the
place to be!

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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!

Click here to learn more.

The Voice

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Growing Jewish Families cultivates community by connecting a large network of families raising Jewish children in Northern Virginia. As a part of this network, you’ll have access to educational and social opportunities in your own backyard to further strengthen your connection to the larger Jewish community. In addition, you’ll 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 sponsors play dates and community events, neighborhood groups, and maintains a social networking group on Yahoo! and a Facebook page to help you connect with other families who live in your area. Email to be a part of our network or to get more involved with our Growing Jewish Families committee, which helps set our programming schedule.



clientuploads/Community Engagement/Boy Glasses.jpgFor more information on the programs mentioned below, please contact Jennifer Kanarek, Community Engagement Coordinator, at, or (703) 537-3019.
All of the programs below are recommended for children ages 2–8 years old and their parents (siblings welcome).

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.

Good Deeds Day

Sunday, April 6, 1pm–4pm

Location: Gesher Jewish Day School

4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax, VA

To register as a volunteer, please visit If you are interested in being involved with the event, please contact, or (703) 537-3064.

Celebrate Israel Field Day and Ice Cream Party

Sunday, May 4, 10am

Location: Fort Scott Park

2800 Fort Scott Drive, Arlington, VA 22202

Come out and celebrate Israel’s 66th birthday with this preschool-friendly field day of activities, crafts, PJ Library® stories about Israel, and a special ice-cream treat. Joinyour PJ Library® friends for a fun morning, and don’t forget to bring sunscreen, water, a blanket, and a picnic lunch!
Fee per family: $10/ $7 member
Code: #4804
Click here to register online.