Explore Virtual & In-Person Fall Enrichment Classes for families and children of all ages and interests. Art, STEM, dance, chess, and more for ages 0-12, led by expert instructors, offered 6 days a week.
A New Session of Virtual Classes Begins November 3. Register Today!
In-Person Outdoor Classes & Events
Classes have already begun, but you are welcome to join us at a prorated cost for the remaining sessions.
Sundays in Newton:
- Outdoor Adventures 9:10-9:55am (3-5 yrs)
- Dance & Creative Movement 10:15-11am (3-5 yrs)
- Artful Journeys 1-1:45pm (5-10 yrs) waitlist only
- Artful Journeys 2-2:45pm (5-10 yrs) Supplies Included
Fridays in Arlington:
- PJ Library Shabbat Circle Time 10-10:45am (0-4 yrs, with adult)
Classes Start on Sunday, November 1
- Super Soccer Stars 9:10-9:55am (3-4 yrs)
- Super Soccer Stars 9:10-9:55am (3-4 yrs)
- Super Soccer Stars 10:15-11am (3-4 yrs) waitlist only
- Super Soccer Stars 11:20am-12:05pm (3-4 yrs)
- Super Soccer Stars 11:20am-12:10pm (5-7 yrs) waitlist only
- Martial Arts 10:25-11:15am (4-7 yrs) waitlist only
- Martial Arts 11:30am-12:15pm (4-7 yrs) waitlist only
- Track & Field 1-1:45pm (4-5 yrs) waitlist only
- Lacrosse 2-2:55pm (6-8 yrs)
- Super Soccer Stars Fridays, 10:15-11am (3-4 yrs), starts Nov 6
Fall Family Field Day
Wednesday, November 11
Join us on Veterans Day for a morning of active and creative fall fun at the beautiful Nahanton Field in Newton. Sign up in advance for your choice of Soccer or Dance (or both!) at your preferred time slot, and bring your picnic blanket for an autumn art project.
Register soon as space is limited in order to keep plenty of distance among families. To maintain our safety standards, we cannot accept walk-ins.
Please Note: This event was originally scheduled to take place on October 12, but was postponed due to weather.
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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.