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.Quinteros@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 Services Director
Joelle Kelenson
703.537.3091
Joelle.Kelenson@jccnv.org

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

School-Age Services Coordinator
Conor Dibble
703.537.3097
Conor.Dibble@jccnv.org

Camp Achva Director and Teen Community Liaison
Brian Grossbard
703.537.3041
Brian.Grossbard@jccnv.org 

j.dance program

Director
Barri DeFrancisci
703.537.3037
Barri.DeFrancisci@jccnv.org

Dance Coordinator
Brenda Forsley
703.537.3057
Brenda.Forsley@jccnv.org

Community Engagement

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

Community Engagement Coordinators

Samantha Brown
703.537.3019
Samantha.Brown@jccnv.org 

Jennifer DeAngelis
703.537.3045
Jennifer.DeAngelis@jccnv.org

JCCNV Community Shlicha
Dana Kalishov
703.537.3034
Dana.Kalishov@jccnv.org

Upcoming Events

JCCNV: A Great Fit for Me!

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Centertainment

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!

Programs

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

Superbowl Party with BBYO! (Spring Council Kick-Off)
Grades: 6–12
Sunday, February 1, Time TBD
Location: JCCNV
Kick off the new term with BBYO while we watch the Super Bowl! Get to know the BBYO members, learn about other things going on with BBYO, all while enjoying the football game. Registration will be available on b-linked.
Fee:  $5 per person

4th Annual Ski Trip!
Grades: 6–12
Monday, February 2, Time TBD
We are hitting the slopes for skiing, tubing and snowboarding for our 4th annual trip to Massanutten! Get your snow gear ready and plan to attend!
Fee:  $225/ $200 member
Code:  #5678

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 Camp Achva Kick-Off!

Monday, January 19, 10am–12pm

We had such a blast in the summer of 2014, we’ve already begun planning for 2015! Join us to get back into the camp spirit and out of the chill of winter. Watch for details!

2015 JCC Maccabi Games® and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest®

Contact: Nori.White@jccnv.org, (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.