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After-School Fun

There’s always something fun in the afternoon at the J! Choose from Art classes, Tae Kwon Do, Tennis, J Jump, Cooking, Swimming and more. Bring your child to a class or take advantage of our J Adventure after-school program.

Contact JCCNS J Adventure Director, Deana Filipiak or 781-631-8330, extension 1069. 

MONDAYs

Basketball Clinic

In partnership with the JCCNS and Epstein Hillel School, this basketball clinic will develop your basketball talent while advance your shooting, dribbling, passing and teamwork skills. Join JCCNS Personal Trainer, Blake, in a fun, kid-focused environment. All levels welcome.

  • Ages: 5-12 years
  • Day: Monday (10 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/11-3/12, no class 12/25, 1/1, 1/15, 2/19
  • Time: 3:45pm-4:30pm
  • Fee: member $120/Community $140
  • Instructor: Blake Forman

Beginner Tennis

JCCNS Tennis Pro Joe Reagan teaches young beginners the basics of tennis using specially designed lower nets.

  • Ages: 6-8 years
  • Day: Monday (10 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/11-3/12, no class 12/25, 1/1, 1/15, 2/19
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:00pm
  • Fee: Member $120/Community $140
  • Instructor: Joe Reagan, USPTA Cert. Pro

Intermediate Tennis

Kids learn forehand, backhand, volley and serving in this fun class for the beginner to intermediate player.

  • Ages: 9-10 years
  • Day: Monday (10 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/11-3/12, no class 12/25, 1/1, 1/15, 2/19
  • Time: 4:00pm-4:50pm
  • Fee: Member $120/Community $140
  • Instructor: Joe Reagan, USPTA Cert. Pro

Yoga

Yoga for kids is a great way for children to develop a strong and flexible body, increase balance, body awareness and coordination. Yoga has been proven to calm both mind and body, reduce anxiety, promote self-confidence, and develop discipline and self-control. Kids can build a healthy lifestyle and well-being at this new after-school class!

  • ages: 5-9 years
  • Day: Monday (10 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/11-3/12, no class 12/25, 1/1, 1/15, 2/19
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:00pm
  • Fee: Member $140/Community $167
  • Instructor: Mary Pat Hawkins, Health & Wellness Director

Pottery

Our integrated pottery class provides an opportunity to explore hands-on experience with clay, pottery tools and paint. Children are encouraged to learn new skills that allow them to conceive, construct and share artistic ideas with others. Projects will include slab structures and basic pinch and coil pots. Children will learn a sensory oriented, hands-on approach to help them with everyday stressors and anxiety. This therapeutic self-help strategy is a skill both children and adults can benefit from. This class emphasizes individual expression as well as collaborative learning while children are encouraged to advance at their own speed and capability.

  • Ages: 8-12 years
  • Day: Monday (10 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/11-3/12, no class 12/25, 1/1, 1/15, 2/19
  • Time: 4:10pm-5:00pm
  • Fee: Member $120/Community $140
  • Instructor: Gina Rushton

TUESDAYS

Beginner Tennis

JCCNS Tennis Pro Joe Reagan teaches young beginners the basics of tennis using specially designed lower nets.

  • Ages: 6-8 years
  • Day: Tuesday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/12-3/13, no class 12/26, 2/20
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:00pm
  • Fee: Member $144/Community $168
  • Instructor: Joe Reagan, USPTA Cert. Pro

Kids In Motion Hip Hop

This high energy dance class teaches age-appropriate funk moves set to pop music. This class will develop the dancer’s rhythm and coordination while encouraging freedom of movement. Perfect for young dancers of all skill levels who will benefit from the energy, creativity and self-expression that hip-hop offers. (SHOES: White soled sneakers which are NOT dancers outside shoes, comfortable pants or shorts. No jeans.)

For more information on Kids in Motion classes and to register go to: www.kidsinmotiondancestudio.com.

  • Ages: 5-7 years
  • Day: Tuesday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/12-3/13, no class 12/26, 2/20
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:00pm

 

  • Ages: 8-10 years
  • Day: Tuesday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/12-3/13, no class 12/26, 2/20
  • Time: 4:00pm-4:45pm

J Jump Kids

Kids love bouncing and jumping on our Urban Rebounders (mini trampolines) as much as they like jumping on the bed. It’s a great way to get them moving and releasing their cold-weather energy!

  • ages: 5-8 years
  • Day: Tuesday (12 Weeks)
  • Dates: 12/12-3/13, no class 12/26, 2/20
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:00pm
  • Fee: Member $168/Community $200
  • Location: Group Ex Studio
  • Instructor: Mary Pat Hawkins, Health & Wellness Director

Dodgeball

This age-old, fun-filled game of throwing and catching a soft indoor ball is a great way for kids to get out their after-school energy! Promoting team-building and physical coordination, dodgeball is a favorite among kids of all ages.

  • Ages: 8-12 years
  • Day: Tuesday (12 Weeks)
  • Dates: 12/12-3/13, no class 12/26, 2/20
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:00pm
  • Fee: Member $144/Community $168
  • Instructor: Blake Forman

Introduction to Sewing

Begin the love of crafting and designing your own unique creations through the art of sewing in this new class! The class will start using needle and thread to hand sew simple things like stuffed animals and bags, then a progression to using machines for complex projects, like clothing. Learn the basics of the sewing process, along with an understanding of the value of being able to create using a needle, thread, and imagination! No previous knowledge of sewing is required. Limited space available.

  • Ages: 8-12 years
  • Day: Tuesday (12 Weeks)
  • Dates: 12/12-3/12, no class 12/26, 2/20
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:15pm
  • Fee: Member $192/Community $228
  • Instructor: Gordon Woodfin

Wednesdays

Beginner Tennis

JCCNS Tennis Pro Joe Reagan teaches young beginners the basics of tennis using specially designed lower nets.

  • Ages: 6-8 years
  • Day: Wednesday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/13-3/14, no class 12/27, 2/21
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:00pm
  • Fee: Member $144/Community $168
  • Instructor: Joe Reagan, USPTA Cert. Pro

Intermediate Tennis

Kids learn forehand, backhand, volley and serving in this fun class for the beginner to intermediate player.

  • Ages: 9-10 years
  • Day: Wednesday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/13-3/14, no class 12/27, 2/21
  • Time: 4:00pm-4:50pm
  • Fee: Member $144/Community $168
  • Instructor: Joe Reagan, USPTA Cert. Pro

Kids in Motion Dance Combo

A ballet, jazz, and tap combination class. This class will give the students a base and exposure to different types of dance. The combo class helps keep the children excited, interested and focused. (Shoes: Pink ballet slippers, black tap shoes and tan jazz shoes.)

For more information on Kids in Motion classes and to register go to www.kidsinmotiondancestudio.com.

  • Ages: 5-7 years
  • Day: Wednesday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/13-3/14, no class 12/27, 2/21
  • Time: 3:10pm-4:00pm

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do is the popular Korean martial art known for its dynamic kicking techniques. Participants learn skills and techniques in a safe, fun environment. Each student is looked at as a unique individual and as a member of a team. The skills taught are progressive with built-in incentives for students to achieve success and maximize potential.

Beginner students are introduced to a combination of kicking and punching techniques, self-defense and forms. The training also includes mental skills that improve memorization.

Intermediate to Advanced students are challenged with more complicated mental and physical skills, including advanced forms, self-defense techniques and the study of musculoskeletal systems and the history of martial arts.

Advanced students prepare for demonstrations and competitions, including advanced self-defense techniques, forms and weapons training (Bo Staff, Kamas and Nunchuks).

A uniform and sparring equipment can be purchased and is mandatory for testing purposes. Check must be made payable to the JCCNS. Tournament participation is not mandatory.

Grade: K-2 Beginners and Advanced White Belts

  • Day: Wednesday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/13-3/14, no class 12/27, 2/21
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:00pm
  • Fee: Member $168/Community $210
  • Instructor: Dennis Goldsmith, M.Ed., 8th degree Black Belt
  • Location: Group Exercise Studio

Grade: 3 & Up, White and Yellow Belts

  • Day: Wednesday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/13-3/14, no class 12/27, 2/21
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:00pm
  • Fee: Member $168/Community $210
  • Instructor: Dennis Goldsmith, M.Ed., 8th degree Black Belt
  • Location: Group Exercise Studio

Grade: 3 & Up, White and Yellow Belts

  • Day: Friday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/15-3/16, no class 12/29, 2/23
  • Time: 3:10pm-3:55pm
  • Fee: Member $168/Community $210
  • Instructor: Dennis Goldsmith, M.Ed., 8th degree Black Belt
  • Location: Group Exercise Studio

Green Belts and Up

  • Days: Wednesday & Friday (2 days per week, 12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/13-3/16, no class 12/27, 12/29, 2/21, 2/23
  • Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm Wednesday; 3:10pm-4:10pm Friday
  • Fee: Member $336/Community $420
  • Instructor: Dennis Goldsmith, M.Ed., 8th degree Black Belt
  • Location: Group Exercise Studio

Code Crew

Come learn how to code! Each week, students will explore coding using Lego¨ WeDo robotics, and Scratch programming. Students will work on various projects using skills they learn from week to week.

  • ages: 7-9 years
  • Day: Wednesday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/13-3/14, no class 12/27, 2/21
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:00pm
  • Fee: Member $168/Community $200
  • Location: Epstein Hillel Computer Lab
  • Instructor: Lea Winkler

Introduction to Jewelry Making

This class will teach your child basic Jewelry making skills with a focus on beading, wrapping, and sculpting. We will also incorporate different objects such as shells, stones, and any other special item your child would like to turn into a piece of jewelry. The goal is to instill basic skills while also encouraging the students to think outside the box because jewelry can be anything you want it to be!

  • Age: 7-12 years
  • Day: Wednesday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/13-3/14, no class 12/27, 2/21
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:00pm
  • Fee: Member $168/Community $200
  • Instructor: Bethany Hapgood

Indoor Soccer

Kids will learn the basics of soccer technique in this fun multi-level soccer class. Skills include dribbling, passing, trapping and shooting. All levels welcome.

  • Ages: 5-12 years
  • Day: Wednesday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/13-3/14, no class 12/27, 2/21
  • Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • Fee: Member $192/Community $228
  • Instructor: JCCNS Staff

Thursday

Zumba with James

Zumba is an energy-packed dance program that is fun and inclusive.  In this class, our certified Zumba instructor James will show your kids how to shake, wiggle and shimmy to fun latin-themed music.

  • ages: 5-12 years
  • Day: Thursday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/14-3/15, no class 12/28, 2/22
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:00pm
  • Fee: Member $144/Community $168
  • Instructor: James D’Ambrosio

Beginner Tennis

JCCNS Tennis Pro Joe Reagan teaches young beginners the basics of tennis using specially designed lower nets.

  • Ages: 6-8 years
  • Day: Thursday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/14-3/15, no class 12/28, 2/22
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:00pm
  • Fee: Member $144/Community $168
  • Instructor: Joe Reagan, USPTA Cert. Pro

Kids in Motion Hip Hop/Tumbling

Students will learn skills such as hand stands, chin stands, cart wheels, backbends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks while learning dance moves to age appropriate pop music. This class is great for students looking to enhance their agility, strength and flexibility while getting their groove on at the same time. (Shoes: White acro shoes)

For more information on Kids in Motion classes and to register go to: www.kidsinmotiondancestudio.com.

  • Ages: 5-8 years
  • Day: Thursday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/14-3/15, no class 12/28, 2/22
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:00pm

Beginner Chess

Learn chess from a Master! Mikhail Perelshtyn has extensive experience playing chess and passing on his love of this great game to students. Learn the pieces and game strategies and practice at every class.

  • ages: 5-12 years
  • Day: Thursday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/14-3/15, no class 12/28, 2/22
  • Time: 3:45pm-4:30pm
  • Fee: Member $168/Community $200
  • Location: Ocean Room
  • Instructor: Mikhail Perelshtyn, Chess Master

Intermediate Chess

Take it to the next level! If you know the basics and have some experience, join this class to work with Master Mikhail Perelshtyn to expand your knowledge and perfect more advanced strategies and moves.

  • ages: 5-12 years
  • Day: Thursday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/14-3/15, no class 12/28, 2/22
  • Time: 4:30pm-5:15pm
  • Fee: Member $168/Community $200
  • Location: Ocean Room
  • Instructor: Mikhail Perelshtyn, Chess Master

Morah Lea’s Kitchen

Join Morah Lea to make delicious, creative concoctions in the kitchen. Learn how to cook and bake savory and sweet snacks, entrees and desserts in this fun and tasty class!

  • ages: 5-10 years
  • Day: Thursday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/14-3/15, no class 12/28, 2/22
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:00pm
  • Fee: Member $168/Community $200
  • Location: Epstein Hillel Multi-Purpose Room
  • Instructor: Morah Lea

Art

This class is perfect for those looking to be hands on with every project! Children are encouraged to use their creativity and imagination through a variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpting and paper-mache Young artists will create art from recycled materials, make jewelry, and will explore making blankets out of felt, flannel, T-shirts and even tape! If art is your thing, join us in an exciting art class that promotes developing one’s crafting skills in a relaxed environment!

  • ages: 5-9 years
  • Day: Thursday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/14-3/15, no class 12/28, 2/22
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:00pm
  • Fee: Member $168/Community $200
  • Location: Ocean Room
  • Instructor: Gina Rushton

Friday

Photography

This inclusive class is an introduction to the basics of photography.  Open to all!

  • Ages: 8-12 years
  • Day: Friday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/15-3/16, no class 12/29, 2/23
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:15pm
  • Fee: member $192/Community $228
  • Instructor:  JCCNS Staff

Friday FunZone

Friday FunZone is back! We’ll play team games and activities at our Outdoor Field, Basketball Court and Tennis Court. Wrap up your week having fun with friends!

  • ages: 5-9 years
  • Day: Friday (12 weeks)
  • Dates: 12/15-3/16, no class 12/29, 2/23
  • Time: 3:15pm-4:00pm
  • Fee: Member $168/Community $200
  • Location: JCCNS Outdoor Campus/Gym
  • Instructor: JCCNS Staff