Explore Virtual & In-Person Fall Enrichment Classes for families and children of all ages and interests. Music, art, STEM, baking, dance, chess, and much more for ages 0-14, led by expert instructors, offered 6 days a week. Fall Session 1 runs from September 21 - November 2.
Classes By Day of the Week
Sundays (In-Person, Newton)
- Super Soccer Stars (3-4 yrs) (9:10-9:55am) *Waitlist only
- Super Soccer Stars (3-4 yrs) (10:15-11am) *Waitlist only
- Focus Kids Martial Arts (4-7 yrs) (10:25-11:10am) *Waitlist only
- Super Soccer Stars (5-7 yrs) (11:20am-12:10pm) *Waitlist only
- Focus Kids Martial Arts (4-7 yrs) (11:30am-12:15pm) *Waitlist only
- Track and Field (4-5 yrs) (1-1:45pm) *Waitlist only
- Lacrosse (6-8 yrs) (2-2:55pm)
Classes By Age Group
Enrichment for Children 0-5 Years
Explore interactive, in-person and virtual classes led by expert instructors for children and families including sports, music, dance, chess, art and more!
Enrichment for Children 5-14 Years
Stay busy with a wide variety of interactive, in-person and virtual classes led by expert instructors including art, chess, coding, drama, science and more!
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Meet Some of Our Expert Instructors
Sharon is the 1995 United States Women’s Chess Champion. Sharon attended Rhode Island College on a full chess and academic scholarship. She also competed in two Women's World Chess Championships. Sharon has over 30 years teaching experience, and was the keynote speaker at the Massachusetts Chess Association Education Expo in 2014 and 2015. She also performs an annual (multi-station) exhibition at the Boston Museum of Science. Sharon is looking forward to continuing her classes this season!
Nina started dancing ballet at the age of thirteen. The summer of her sophomore year Nina moved on to intensives with the International Ballet Academy in Rowley NC, and later to Bolshoi and ABT in NYC. In her senior year of high school, Nina trained at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy Of Classical Ballet in the heart of NYC. After NYC Nina moved home to NH, and danced the lead in Edra Toth’s production of Dracula, with dance partnering with former soloist at Lumiere Ballet, John Ling. Nina graduated with an associates in Dance from Northern Essex Community College before transferring to The Boston Conservatory At Berklee to continue her training. Nina is incredibly excited to be teaching dance at the JCC and is looking forward to continuing her journey!
Ellie is a graduate of Brown University, where she received her degree in the History of Art and Architecture. She was a Group Leader in the JCC's Discovery After School Club and is currently a teacher for the JCC's Virtual Enrichment program, for which she has taught History of Activism, Introductory Spanish, and Tiny House Workshop, and will be teaching more new classes this fall. Ellie has a background as a one-on-one tutor for language arts, writing, history, and ESL, and has experience working with children on the spectrum, with attention challenges, and varying levels of anxiety. Her teaching method is focused on meeting the specific needs of each individual student, and ensuring that the students feel heard and supported.
Shirah is a graduate of Skidmore College where she studied Health and Exercise Science. She is a fluent Hebrew speaker and has taught English as a teaching fellow in Israel. She also served as a counselor and Sports Director at a Jewish summer camp in Pennsylvania for many summers.
As an undergraduate Julie studied both Art History and English Literature at Ithaca College. After receiving her degree, Julie furthered her education at Tufts University, earning a Certificate of Museum Studies with a concentration in Museum Education. Julie went on to work in the Education Departments of both the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where she created and implemented programs and public tours that helped visitors of all ages look at, think about, and discuss art. Julie is the mother of two children and is always working to find fun, new, and creative ways to introduce art and art history into their lives and believes it is never to early to start learning to look at and discuss art. She uses her enthusiasm and experiences to run Artful Playdates, an art appreciation program for kids ages 4 and up.
Lucas is a machine learning engineer at Microsoft. He has spent time teaching and tutoring children from elementary to college students in computer science, math, entrepreneurship and more. He has been an independent tutor, a teaching assistant, and has participated in programs like BUILD Boston and Carnegie Mellon's LEAP. He graduated from Brown University with a B.Sc. in Computer Science and a B.A. in English. In his spare time, he loves making movies and writing.
Sophie is a mindfulness facilitator and yoga instructor whose passion is teaching kids, teens, and adults how to better understand their brains and bodies. She studied Cognitive Neuroscience and Contemplative Studies at Brown University and in her free time loves to camp, hike, and rock climb. In addition to providing expert instruction through Virtual Study Buddies, Sophie will be teaching JCC Greater Boston Virtual Enrichment Classes - Brain Science and Kids Yoga - this fall.