Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia

(703) 323-0880

Contacts for Special Needs

Special Needs Director
Jessica Tischler, M.Ed, CTRS
703.537.3031
Jessica.Tischler@jccnv.org

Special Needs Program Coordinator
Arlene Lechner, M.Ed
703.537.3032
Arlene.Lechner@jccnv.org

Resource Specialist
Melissa Hochberg, M.Ed
703.537.3040
Melissa.Hochberg@jccnv.org

Special Needs Support Coordinator
Aryn Cahen
703.537.3035
Aryn.Cahen@jccnv.org 

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Programs and Classes

Classes

For more information on the classes below, please contact Arlene.Lechner@jccnv.org

YOUTH

Learn more about the social skills groups for children at the JCCNV and Arlington locations (PDF fliers).

Let’s Play

Ages: 6–8

Join us for an hour of fun and exploration as children learn and strengthen their social skills through active play in a safe and healthy environment. This class is designed for children with ADD/ADHD, high functioning autism (formerly Asperger’s syndrome), learning disabilities, and developmental delays. Children must be able to participate verbally in group activities. A welcome interview for new participants must be scheduled before class starts.

Session II

Sundays, April 12–June 7 (8 weeks)
(no class May 24)
1pm–2pm
Location: JCCNV, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031
Fee:  $176/$132 member
Code:  #5502

Wednesdays, April 15–June 3 (8 weeks)
5pm–6pm
Location: Langston Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington, VA 22207
Fee:  $240
Code:  #5713

Friends

Ages: 9–12
A fun class designed to help children explore and understand their emotions through recreational play. Discussion topics include dealing with anger, understanding feelings, the power of positive thinking and handling stress. This class is designed for children with ADD/ADHD, high-functioning autism, learning disabilities, and developmental delays. Children must be able to participate verbally in group activities. A welcome interview for new participants must be scheduled before class starts.

Sundays, April 12–June 7 (8 weeks)

(no class May 24)
Location: JCCNV, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031
Fee:  $176/ $132 member

Class I
2:15pm–3:15pm
Code:  #5504

Class II
3:30pm–4:30pm
Code:  #5511

Wednesdays, April 15−June 3 (8 weeks)
6:15pm-7:15pm
Location: Langston Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpeper St., Arlington, VA 22207
Fee:  $240
Code:  #5715

Gal Pals Kids

Ages: 6–8, for girls only
1pm–2pm
A social skills group just for girls! A fun, recreational group in which girls can explore their emotions, discuss important issues going on in their lives, learn how to make appropriate friendships, learn to improve self-esteem, manage anxiety, and work on a variety of social skills in a safe and caring environment.
Fee:  $176/ $132 member

Session I
Sundays, January 4–March 8 (8 weeks)
(no class Jan. 18, Feb. 15)
Code:  #5505

Session II
Sundays, April 12–June 7 (8 weeks)
(no class May 24)
Code:  #5506

Gal Pals Tweens

Ages: 9–12, for girls only
2:15pm–3:15pm
A social skills group just for girls! A fun, recreational group in which girls can explore their emotions, discuss important issues going on in their lives, learn how to make appropriate friendships, learn to improve self-esteem, manage anxiety, and work on a variety of social skills in a safe and caring environment.
Fee:  $176/ $132 member

Session I
Sundays, January 4–March 8 (8 weeks)
(no class Jan. 18, Feb. 15)
Code:  #5507

Session II
Sundays, April 12–June 7 (8 weeks)
(no class May 24)
Code:  #5508

ADULTS

Programs

Sunday Family Swim Time

Sundays, 11:30am–12:30pm

The JCCNV pool is open Sunday mornings for families to enjoy swimming together. Children exploring the water with their parents tend to make a smoother transition to organized swim classes when they turn three. Children not yet potty trained must wear swim diapers, and all children under the age of 10 must be supervised by an adult when at the pool.
Fee: $6 Guest Pass/ Free for member

Inclusion Programs

JCCNV Adult Bowling League

Ages: 18+
Contact: Jean.Gurman@jccnv.org, 703.323.0880
Sundays, September 20-December 20 (13 weeks)
6:30pm–8:30pm
Location: Bowl America, Fairfax Circle
Join the JCCNV bowling league and enjoy 13 weeks of fun and camaraderie as we compete for cash prizes and bragging rights at completion of our Winter Session! Commitment for the entire 13 week session is a must with weekly payments (even if absent).
Weekly Fee: $19/ $17 J member (includes shoes and 3 games per week)
Pay-in-full Option: $247/ $221 member

Payment must be made during league bowling nights by cash or checks only. Checks should be made payable to JCCNV Bowling League. Confirmation of your decision to participate is needed on or before August 14.

TOPSoccer

See this flier for more details on TOPSoccer.

Ages: 5–18
Sundays, April 12–June 7 (8 weeks)
(no soccer May 24)
4pm–5pm
Location: Sprague Center,
4414 Holborn Ave., Annandale, VA
The JCCNV and Annandale Boys & Girls Club (ABGC) are excited to announce our partnership with The Outreach Program for Soccer (TOPSoccer), a soccer program developed through US Youth Soccer for young athletes with intellectual, developmental or physical disabilities. This program provides individuals with the opportunity to learn and play soccer in a safe, nurturing and self-empowering environment. The goal of the program is to enable young athletes with special needs to grow and develop physically, socially and emotionally as members of US Youth Soccer with the assistance of volunteer coaches and youth mentoring buddies. TOPSoccer is not for competition. Players are matched up by abilities, not age. TOPSoccer is for youth of all ages and ability levels. Come and enjoy the fun and excitement of soccer while learning some great skills along the way!
Fee:  $30
Code:  #5716

Adapted Aquatics

Contact Teo Albu, Aquatics Director and SFA Associate Director, at Teo.Albu@jccnv.org, 703.537.3053.

The Adapted Aquatics program is designed for individuals of all ages with communication spectrum disorders. The goal of the 30-minute private lesson is for the student to experience the relaxing pleasure of being in the water, while at the same time feeling comfortable, safe and independent.

Before- and After-School Enrichment (BASE) Program

To arrange support for your child, contact Jessica.Tischler@jccnv.org, 703.537.3031.

Make the most of every afternoon! The PM BASE program runs from the time the school dismisses until 6pm daily. Upon arrival from school, your child will be served a snack, comprised of two nutritious food groups, and will be able to choose from the following activities:

  • A quiet homework room with staff on hand to assist
  • Science, arts and crafts, and cooking projects
  • Free creative play in either the Junior (grades K–2) or Senior (grades 3–6) BASE rooms stocked with age-appropriate toys, games and books
  • Organized sports and team-building activities in our indoor gymnasium and outside on the playground
  • Board games and foosball in our game room
  • Free swim twice a week in the JCCNV’s 25-meter heated indoor pool

Adaptive j.dance

Contact Brenda Forsley, Dance Coordinator, at Brenda.Forsley@jccnv.org, 703.537.3057.

Ballet | Tap | Hip Hop | Tumbling | Jazz | Modern | Contemporary | Israeli | Cultural | Social

Kids’ Night Out!

Ages: 18 months–12 years old

To arrange support for your child, contact Jessica.Tischler@jccnv.org, (703) 537-3031.

At Kids’ Night Out (KNO), children enjoy a Saturday night chock-full of swimming, movies, games, sports, and more — all at the JCCNV! The supervised activities provide parents with the opportunity to enjoy an evening out or attend programming around the J!