Shabbat candle lighting: 8:06pm

J Kids Staff

Bradley Kerxton, Director of J Kids
Bradley Kerxton serves as the Director of J kids Baltimore and Special projects. In this role Brad oversees all enrichment classes and our J kids after school program. Brad is born and raised in Baltimore and has been working at the JCC since he was 16. He is an avid sports fan and a huge supporter of Kent State University (his Alma Mater).
Brad can be reached at 410.559.3547 |

Melissa Seltzer, Senior Director of Community Arts
Melissa curates the Gordon Center’s Family Season including pre show and post show community building and Directs the J’s Arts Education programming for adults and children.  She co-founded the J’s signature children’s arts programs The Children’s Theater Production Company and Habimah Arts Camp. Melissa received a Masters in Jewish Communal Service from Baltimore Hebrew Institute focusing on non-profit management, Jewish studies, and Jewish Education. 
Melissa can be reached at 410.559.3593 |

Adrienne Bergeron, Arts Education Manager
Adrienne Bergeron is the newly appointed Arts Education Manager at the JCC and is thrilled to be teaching as a part of the upcoming Habimah summer camps at the JCC. A new resident of Baltimore, by way of Los Angeles, and before that, New York City, Adrienne has been a traveling theatre professional who has been teaching, choreographing, directing, and working in the industry for over fifteen years. A graduate of Lees-McRae College and a proud member of the Actors Equity Association, she is driven to continue a thriving, inviting, and educational theatre environment for children, for both recreation and pre professionals alike. 
Adrienne can be reached at 410.500.5938 |

Justin Dominick, Senior Director of Fitness
Justin Dominick oversees our Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC Fitness Centers. Justin earned his B.S. in Exercise Science from Salisbury University and has worked in various roles within the fitness industry for the last 14 years. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Justin can be reached at 410.559.3548 |

Rebecca Chinsky, Senior Director, Park Heights Aquatics and Recreation
Rebecca oversees all things related to aquatics and sports programming in Park Heights and the JCC Maccabi program. Rebecca came to the JCC after teaching physical education and health in Baltimore City Public Schools. Rebecca is a University of Michigan graduate with a B.S. in Physical Education and a minor in Health. She also holds a master’s degree in Exercise Science and Physical Education from McDaniel College.
Rebecca can be reached at 410.559.3542 |

Adam Stein, Tennis Pro
Adam is a USNTA certified tennis professional who has been teaching tennis to children and adults at the JCC for over two decades. He has been running our Tennis Camp for over 17 years. Adam has a B.S. in Physical Education from Towson University and is also an AAAI/ISMA Certified Fitness Expert.
Adam can be reached at 410.559.3538 |

Shawnise Crawford, Assistant Aquatics Director
Shawnise oversees the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC Aquatics Department including the J swim school, which includes the Early Learning Center and J Camps swim programs. Shawnise has been part of the JCC team for almost 20 years. She has certifications in Lifeguarding, CPR and Pool Operator, Water Safety Instructor Trainer, and Lifeguard instructor. She is also a swim coach. Shawnise graduated from Villa Julie College with a B.S in Psychology.
Shawnise can be reached at 410.500.5931 |

Meghan Risper, Aquatics Specialist
Meghan Risper has been a part of the JCC aquatics team since 2011. Meghan teaches swim lessons for the JCC swim school. She is an assistant swim coach for JCC Swimming and The Barracudas. Meghan graduated with a BS in Biology from Spelman College. Meghan is a certified Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor and Pool Operator.
Meghan can be reached at

Emily Peisach Stern, Senior Director of Camping and Children’s Services
Emily's career started at the J in her teen years where she found a passion for working with children and a commitment to the JCC’s mission. Prior to leading J Day and our Camping Services Team, Emily directed six years of Noah’s Ark Preschool Camp. Emily has a Masters of Education in School Counseling from Loyola University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Mary Washington.
Emily can be reached at 410.559.3557 |

Ally Feldman, J Camps Coordinator
Ally has been a part of J Camps since she was just five years old and is excited to be working year round at her summer home! As a child she attended multiple J Camps and eventually became a junior counselor, then a senior counselor, and even served as a unit head at Habimah Arts camp. When Ally graduated she knew the JCC was right where she wanted to be. As the J Camps Coordinator her responsibilities range from doing a wide variety of administrative work to handing out stickers and lollipops to campers when they stop by her office. Ally graduated from Salisbury University in May of 2019 and holds a B.A. in Communication Arts.
Ally can be reached at 410.559.2391 |