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 Coordinator
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...

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!

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Singles Calendar

Enrichment Classes

In addition to its wide-range of activities, the BASE program also offers a variety of enrichment programs and classes. For an additional fee, your child can choose from sports, dance, and swim classes, private music lessons, academic enrichment classes, martial arts, and more! All of our enrichment programs and classes are offered in-house, which means no extra driving for you! We’ll take care of escorting the children to and from each activity.

All of our enrichment classes are open to all school-age children, regardless of whether or not they are enrolled in the BASE program.

Private Music Lessons

Contact: Joelle.Kelenson@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3091

The JCCNV offers private 30-minute music lessons for kindergarteners through adults. Before registering, please contact Joelle to arrange a time slot. Schedule subject to change.
Fee per lesson: $45/ $30 member

Violin and Viola
Monday lessons available.

Piano
Monday–Thursday lessons available.

Guitar, Ukulele
Monday–Thursday lessons available.

Hebrew Help

Contact: Joelle.Kelenson@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3091

In accordance with the Center’s vision “to be the vibrant and inclusive hub, inspiring Jewish journeys,” we are pleased to announce the addition of Hebrew language and homework help to our program. Contact Joelle if you are interested in securing a space for your child.

Private Tutoring

Contact: Joelle.Kelenson@jccnv.org, or (703) 537-3091

The BASE Program staff understands that every student is unique and learns at his or her own pace. In order to help students successfully advance in their studies, the BASE program offers quality one-on-one academic tutoring. Choose from 30 or 45 minute sessions up to 3 times a week. Before registering, please contact Joelle to arrange for a time slot.
Fee per 30-minute session: $50/ $40 member
Fee per 45-minute session: $65/ $55 member

Winter Enrichment Classes

Tae Kwon Do

Grades: K–6
Mondays, February 3–March 31 (8 weeks)
(no class Feb. 17)
2:30pm–3:30pm

Tae Kwon Do students of all levels and abilities will enjoy moving from beginner basics to intermediate moves and advanced techniques in this eight-week program. Advanced students will receive an individualized curriculum specifically tailored to help them further their Tae Kwon Do skills and knowledge. At the end of the session, students will be awarded their hard-earnedstripes at a formal ceremony.
Fee: $225/ $175 member
Code: #4777
Click here to register online.

Junior LEGO® Robotics — WeDo™

Grades: K–2
Mondays, February 3–March 31 (8 weeks)
(no class Feb. 17)
4pm–5pm

This class is a perfect mixture of fun and learning. Using LEGO® WeDo™ Robots, students will build wild animals, amazing mechanisms, and soccer-themed gadgets, which they will later learn how to program and operate using a laptop computer.
Fee: $225/ $175 member
Code: #4696
Click here to register online.

Amazing Adventures

Grades: K–3
Tuesdays, February 4–March 25 (8 weeks)
4:15pm–5:15pm

Attention all amazing kids! We are going to take you on an adventure filled with paper airplanes, water bombs, pirates, daily challenges, and much more. The most amazing part? These thrilling adventures will also help to strengthen your reasoning skills and processing speed, as well as broadening your creative mind. Brace yourself for the action.
Fee: $225/ $175 member
Code: #4778
Click here to register online.

Electronic Game Design: Platform Games

Grades: 3–7
Wednesdays, February 5–March 26 (8 weeks)
4:15pm–5:15pm

During the Electronic Game Design classes, students create their own video game. A platform game is a side-scrolling, Mario-type game where students program characters and a two-dimensional obstacle course. They attempt to avoid or overcome enemies and reach an end goal on multiple levels. At the end of the class, students take home a copy of the game they create.
Fee: $225/ $175 member
Code: #4779
Click here to register online.

Mystery Madness

Grades: 3–6
Thursdays, February 6–March 27 (8 weeks)
4:15pm–5:15pm

WANTED: detectives and investigators! Get out your magnifying glasses and detective hats — we have clues to decipher and crimes to solve! We’ll put our critical thinking to the test and get to the bottom of mysteries by learning the tricks real investigators use to solve cases. While experimenting with simple detection techniques, your reasoning skills will grow and your problem solving skills will become better than those of crime scene investigator (CSI) agents.
Fee: $225/ $175 member
Code: #4780
Click here to register online.

Chess

Grades: K–7
Fridays, February 7–March 28 (8 weeks)
4pm–5pm

Chess Wizards is a premier chess education company providing fun, informative, and challenging chess lessons to students. In this class, students will learn many important life skills including, how to win graciously and how to accept defeat with dignity and sportsmanship. Students will be divided into groups according to their chess experience. At the end of this session, each student will have had the chance to participate in a mini-chess tournament.
Fee: $225/ $175 member
Code: #4781
Click here to register online.

Spring Enrichment Classes

First Defense: Krav Maga

Grades: K–6
Mondays, April 7–June 16 (8 weeks)
(no class Apr. 14, 21, May 26)
2:30pm–3:30pm

The First Defense Krav Maga Anti-Bullying specialized training was developed to teach children how to effectively deal with the pressure of bullying, how to protect themselves without being a bully and how to be a good bystander. It is also the perfect activity to get kids up and moving, help develop their coordination, and develop positive self-image. In addition to a safe training environment, the First Defense Anti-Bullying session provides children with an environment which is both supportive and rewarding. It energizes the children and gives them a new outlook towards many areas of their daily life. This unique anti-bullying program enables children and helps them to develop a positive attitude when facing challenges of all forms of bullying. Children will leave the session with self-confidence, a positive mental attitude, knowing how to avoid and prevent conflict, de-escalation techniques, how to defend against physical and verbal bullying, and how to help a friend who is bullied.
Fee: $275/ $225 member
Code: #4892
Click here to register online.

MusIQ Club

Grades: K–2
Mondays, April 7–June 16 (8 weeks)
(no class Apr. 14, 21, May 26)
4pm–5pm

In MusIQ Club, students learn to read music, play piano, improvise, and compose. Progress is measured by individualized objectives and student-by-student tracking, accomplished through interactive software and digital piano keyboards to develop and enhance skills.
Fee: $225/ $175 member
Code: #4782
Click here to register online.

Aerospace Engineering

Grades: 3–7
Tuesdays, April 8–June 17 (8 weeks)
(no class Apr. 15, 22, Jun. 3)
4:15pm–5:15pm

This class is designed to teach budding engineers the fundamental concepts of aircraft and spacecraft design. Through open and focused exploration, students explore and construct airplanes, rockets, hot air balloons, and more.
Fee: $225/ $175 member
Code: #4783
Click here to register online.

World of Wizards

Grades: K–3
Wednesdays, April 23–June 18 (8 weeks)
(no class Jun. 4)
4:15pm–5:15pm

Calling all wizard fans! Prepare yourselves for a magical journey into the world of wizards. We will design trading cards, make a personal crest, create a treasure hunt, have a wizard tournament and even engage in activities that will astound all muggles.
Fee: $225/ $175 member
Code: #4784
Click here to register online.

Newspaper Writing

Grades: 3–6
Thursdays, April 24–June 19 (8 weeks)
(no class Jun. 5)
4:15pm–5:15pm

Breaking News! Aspiring reporters and editors needed to create the first edition of the BASE newspaper. Students will learn about the different elements of a newspaper before heading out into the field to uncover stories to be published in their own school newspaper. Various aspects of journalism are covered, including parts of a newspaper, writing an article, reading habits, advertisements, and layout and design techniques.
Fee: $225/ $175 member
Code: #4785
Click here to register online.

Chess

Grades: K–7
Fridays, April 25–June 13 (8 weeks)
4pm–5pm

Chess Wizards is a premier chess education company providing fun, informative, and challenging chess lessons to students. In this class, students will learn many important life skills including, how to win graciously and how to accept defeat with dignity and sportsmanship. Students will be divided into groups according to their chess experience. At the end of this session, each student will have had the chance to participate in a mini-chess tournament.
Fee: $225/ $175 member
Code: #4697
Click here to register online.