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Inclement Weather Guidelines

At the JCCNV, the safety of our members, guests and staff is our first priority. For that reason, in the event of severe inclement weather, the published hours of operation may have to be modified. The decision to close the facility, delay openings, or close early is based on the weather forecast, current unstable weather and projected unsafe driving conditions. Because our organization is complex, inclement weather may affect each department and service differently. We endeavor to provide whatever programs and services are possible, given the specific requirements of the program and the effect severe weather can have on the facility, accessibility, and staff availability. To that end, the standard policies for each department are listed below and are subject to change as necessary.

Please call the inclement weather hotline for the most up-to-date information at 703.425.3763. Basic delayed openings and closings are announced on WTOP: www.WTOPNEWS.com or listening to 103.5FM or 820AM (WTOP Radio).

Morning Delays and Cancellations

Early Childhood Services:

  • If Fairfax County Public Schools have a delayed opening, preschool, infant/toddler and extended day programs open on time
  • If Fairfax County Public Schools are closed, all childcare programs, including infant/toddler, operate from 9am–5pm
    • Specialty Classes are cancelled
    • There is no hot lunch program

Note: We reserve the right to make an independent decision about delays or closings based on local weather conditions and other factors. Should we choose to make an independent decision outside of our normal operation policy you will be notified as soon as possible but no later than 6:30 am. Please make sure to check for the latest updates before proceeding to your designated program at the JCCNV.

School-Aged Services (including BASE, j.dance, camp):                                       

  • If Fairfax County Public Schools have a delayed opening, BASE is open from 7:30am until the schools open.
  • If a child is regularly scheduled for morning daycare or a part of the
  • BASE-ic package on the day of the inclement weather, he/she is qualified to participate as usual
  • Additional children can attend BASE on a delayed opening as transportation is available to all schools. Please contact (703) 537-3020 after 7:45am to inquire
  • If Fairfax County Public Schools are closed, BASE operates from 9am–5pm

Note: We reserve the right to make an independent decision about delays or closings based on local weather conditions and other factors. Should we choose to make an independent decision outside of our normal operation policy you will be notified as soon as possible but no later than 6:30 am. Please make sure to check for the latest updates before proceeding to your designated program at the JCCNV.


Adult Services

  • If Fairfax County schools have a delayed opening, programs begin at the regular time.
  • If Fairfax County schools are closed, all adult programs are cancelled.


Adult Outreach Programs

  • Beth El Hebrew Congregation: If Fairfax County schools are closed or have a delayed opening, there is no program. Contact Shelly at 703.537.3062
  • Temple B’nai Shalom: If Fairfax County schools are closed or have a delayed opening, there is no program. Contact Michele at 703.537.3095
  • Leisure World at Lansdowne: If Loudoun County schools are closed, the program is cancelled. If schools have a delayed opening, the program will be held as scheduled. Contact Sheila at703.537.3068
  • Beth Sholom Temple: If Stafford County schools are closed, the program is cancelled. If schools have a delayed opening, the program will be held as scheduled. Contact Sheila at 703.537.3068.
  • Greater Gainesville Jewish Community: Contact Pam Wiener at 703.537.3061.

Health, Fitness and Aquatics

  • If Fairfax County Schools have a delayed opening, group fitness classes run as scheduled. The exception is if the instructor is not able to travel safely to the J, and we are not able to find a substitute for the class, the class will be cancelled. We advise participants to call ahead to confirm 703.323.0880.
  • If Fairfax County Schools are closed:
    • morning group fitness classes, early childhood enrichment classes and the Thursday, 6:15pm Cardio Cycling classes are cancelled.
    • Afternoon swim team practices run as scheduled.
    • Youth Basketball practices are determined by the individual coach.
    • Private lessons and personal training sessions will be held as determined by the participant and the instructor/trainer.
    • Rentals will run as scheduled unless the organization decides to cancel. 
  • Yoga: No refunds or credits will be issued if a class is cancelled due to inclement weather. 
  • Jazzercise: Please contact Lynne at 202.758.6946.

    For questions regarding group exercise classes or scheduling, please contact Keri.Drugan@jccnv.org.

Performing Arts Events

  • If the JCCNV building is open, please contact the inclement weather hotline for specific event information.
  • If the JCCNV building is closed, all events are cancelled.

Evening Cancellation   

  • In the event of inclement weather, please call the Inclement Weather Hotline at 703.425.3763 prior to departing for the J to verify that the building is open and whether programs are running as scheduled.





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