Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

(703) 323-0880

Contacts for Parenting & Family


Infant/Toddler Programs, Preschool, Enrichment Classes, and Summer Camp

For Inquiries

or call: 703.537.3051

Before & After-School Care (BASE), Summer Camps, and Teen Programs 

For Inquiries

or call 703.537.3096



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 Services Director
Joelle Kelenson

School-Age Services Assistant Director
Jessica Vandell

School-Age Services Coordinator
Conor Dibble

Camp Achva Director and Teen Community Liaison
Brian Grossbard
703.537.3041 program

Barri DeFrancisci

Dance Coordinator
Brenda Forsley

Community Engagement

Community Engagement Director
Laurie Albert

Community Engagement Coordinators

Samantha Brown

Jennifer DeAngelis

JCCNV Community Shlicha
Dana Kalishov

Upcoming Events

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your infants,
toddlers, preschoolers,
and school-age kids!

J Camps

2015-2016 Early Childhood Learning Center



Programs and Events

Enjoy a Teen Membership at the J!

Grades: 7–12

Come work out with your friends in our fitness center or shoot some hoops in our full-court gymnasium! With your JCCNV Teen Membership, you’ll also receive special members-only rates on our fabulous teen programs and events.

Join our JCCNV Teen Programming Committee!

Work hard, play harder. Join the JCCNV Teen Programming Committee (TPC) and help plan parties, events, and activities for you and your friends. Battle of the Bands? College tours? Karaoke contests? Ski/Snowboard trips? All ideas welcome! Contact Nori White at (703) 537-3041 to become a member of the JCCNV TPC!


Jewish Life @ College for Teens

Grades: 11–12
Sunday, January 11, 5:30pm–7:30pm
Location: Temple Rodef Shalom

Have you thought about what it will be like to be a Jewish student at the schools you’re considering? What are their Hillel student centers like? Where will you attend High Holiday services and celebrate Chanukah? Can you get kosher for Passover meals in the dining hall?
Join us as we hear from a panel of Jewish students from Virginia colleges and universities who will share their experiences on campus and respond to any questions you may have.

Dinner will be included in the program.
Fee: Free
Code: #5334

Purim Party!
Grades: 6–12
Saturday, February 28, 7:30pm–10:30pm
Join Northern Virginia teens for a not-to-be-missed evening event! Dance party, trivia contest, costume competition and carnival games! Look for more information on costume themes! This event is in partnership with all the Northern Virginia congregations and BBYO.
Fee:  $10 per person
Code:  #5679

Virginia/Maryland College Tour: Spring Edition
Grades: 9–12
Sunday-Tuesday, March 29–31
Join fellow teens for a tour of three Virginia & Maryland colleges/universities! We will visit James Madison University, Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland. The trip will include a tour of the campus, a meet and greet with Hillel representatives and, of course, some time for fun.
Fee:  $350/ $300 member
Code:  #5680

Chocolate Seder
Grades: 6–12
Sunday, April 12, Time TBD
Join teens from the J and BBYO for an unconventional and fun-filled Seder as Northern Virginia teens come together for a Chocolate Seder to learn about Passover and to eat delicious Passover treats!
Fee:  $20/ $15 member
Code:  #5681

Hershey Park
Grades: 4–12
Sunday, May 31
Join the J and BBYO for an all day trip to Hershey Park! Taste the chocolate, ride the roller coasters and spend a great day with other Northern Virginia teens! Transportation and entrance included, food is on your own, kosher food available.
Fee:  $125/ $100 member
Code:  #5682 

Summer 2015 Programs

2015 JCC Maccabi Games® and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest®

Contact:, (703) 537-3041 to register! Sponsorships available.  
Recruitment for 2015 JCC Maccabi Games® and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® begins in November!

Milwaukee, WI
JCC Maccabi Games®
Ages: 13–16
Sunday–Friday, August 2–7

Fort Lauderdale, FL
JCC Maccabi Games®
Ages: 13–16
JCC Maccabi ArtsFest®
Ages: 13–17
Sunday–Friday, August 9–14

The Northern Virginia delegation for JCC Maccabi Games® and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® will choose between Fort Lauderdale, FL and Milwaukee, WI for an amazing event where thousands of Jewish teens meet, compete and have a great time creating memories that will last a lifetime! It’s much more than just a week of sports and the arts. Teen athletes/artists participate throughout the week in tournaments, community service projects, exciting social events, and best of all — everyone is Jewish!

Arts Specialties might include: musical theater, acting, improv, vocal music, rock, jazz, and visual arts.

Sports might include: basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, girls’ softball, in-line hockey, lacrosse, bowling, dance, swimming, tennis, table tennis, and track and field. Most sports are available for both boys and girls.