Children & Youth


Dance Teacher Bio:

Jenifer Budzinski has been teaching dance and gymnastics for more than 25 years.  She has a deep love of teaching.  While she was given the opportunity to perform and compete in her youth, she's always been most passionate about inspiring others and producing her own original productions.  Jen has built several successful dance and gymnastics programs over the years including designing her own curriculum and evaluation system that supports the whole child.  She is trained in several dance genres including classical ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, musical theater and acrobatics.  Her specialty is in developing and building a strong dance and gymnastics foundation in her students.  Several of Jen’s students have gone on to be high-level competitive gymnasts, award-winning competitive dancers, pursue careers in dance, and get accepted into top colleges for dance and gymnastics.  She has produced dozens of productions including Annie, the Wizard of Oz, Beauty & the Beast, Newsies, Seussical, The Greatest Showman and more!  Ms. Jen also holds a master's degree in education.  

For more information, please contact Nicolle at 203-387-2522 x237. For registration questions, contact Barbara Zalesch at (203) 387-2424 x250 or

Summer After Camp at the J (Ages: 4-15)
Session #1: June 26-July 21 |  Session #2: July 24-August 18

Mon-Fri | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 


The Sports and Recreation department will run an After Camp program to extend the camp day! The perfect opportunity for campers who want to spend more time with friends, are looking to participate in afternoon activities, and to help parents who need care after 4:00pm. Families can register for any days needed and activities will last as late as 6:00pm. Activities will include outdoor play, water games, crafts, GAGA, free swim (Fridays) and many more pre-planned activities fun for all ages.

Transportation will be provided by staff from JCC Day Camps to 4:00pm classes for Dance, Karate and Swim Lessons.

Please note: After Camp is only open to JCC Day Camps campers.

Questions? Contact Sandy Horvath at or (203) 397-2424 ext. 251.

Kids Klub at the J (Ages: 4-12)
Mon-Fri | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM | September - June 
COMING SOON: join us after school at the JCC! Activites include homework help, playground and outdoor Gaga, gymnasium play, swimming in our indoor pool, arts and crafts in our makerspace, and so much more! 

*Pricing depends on days of use

Virtual Piano Lessons with Yelena Gerovich (All Ages)

Individual lessons are available in the following time allotments, seven (7) lessons at a time. 

Seven 30 min lessons: Members: $250 | Community: $300
Seven 45 min lessons: Members: $350 | Community: $400
Seven 60 min lessons: Members: $400 | Community: $450

If students wish to take a trial lesson before committing to seven (7), rates will be prorated

Online lessons by appointment only.


Please contact:


Yelena Gerovich at

PJ Library

PJ Library is a national Jewish family engagement program that mails free, high-quality Jewish children’s literature and music to families on a monthly basis.


Greater New Haven’s PJ Library program is open to any Jewish children from ages 6 months to 8 years old. PJ Library and the JCC Family Center also offer family programs & events including author readings, story times, holiday celebrations, and Shabbat Friends - a weekly cooking series for children and their caretakers.


Kids and parents can expect to receive their books within six to eight weeks. Sign up online or contact Kayla Bisbee, Family Outreach Coordinator, at




Shalom Baby Cafe - Tot Shabbat

Beckerman Lender Jewish Community Center 360 Amity Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525