Our Parent Association


All parents with children enrolled in our school are welcome to join the ECC Parent Association! Your participation is a great way to support the school, your children, find out what is happening around the ECC, and meet other parents and staff. We are excited for the year ahead and look forward to several new fun parent social events.

As part of our school family we are motivated to share our ❤ for the school, its teachers and invest in our children’s future. Everything we do is based on volunteers. Whether you have 30 minutes or a few hours, your ideas, time and talents are truly needed and appreciated. We encourage all our parents to please get involved.

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Click/tap the names below to view our Parent Association Executive Board bios.

+ Becky Canarick (Co-President)

My name is Becky Canarick. I am currently one of the Co-Presidents of the ECC Parents Association. I’ve been a member of the JCC my entire life, having gone to the Early Childhood Center there myself. I live with my husband Alan and our 3 children in Harrington Park. Our 2 daughters, Mia (9) and Eden (7) graduated from the JCC nursery school, and our son Noah (3) is currently enrolled in the pre-k program. The JCC has always been a second home to me, and my family takes full advantage of all it has to offer! I taught 1st grade for many years and now work as a private tutor out of my home. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, skiing, playing tennis and spending time with family and friends. I love meeting new faces at the J so please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself. Looking forward to another fantastic year at the Leonard and Syril Rubin Early Childhood Center!

+ Alissa Epstein (Co-President)

Hi! I’m Alissa Epstein. I am currently one of the Co-Presidents of the ECC Parents Association. I have been a JCC member for my entire life! My husband and I both grew up in Tenafly and attended the Early Childhood Center here. I have three children who have all learned from and loved the JCC as well. My daughter, Aviva is 10; my son, Leo is 7; and my youngest son, Judah is 4 and now in Pre-K here at the ECC. I have my Master’s Degree in Childhood Education and am a former 2nd and 3rd grade teacher. I love seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones. Please let me know if you have any questions or just want to chat. I would love to tell you more about how to get involved here at the ECC!

+ Stephanie Cohn (Co-Vice President)

My name is Stephanie Cohn. I am currently one of the Co-Vice Presidents of the ECC Parents Association. I live in Tenafly with my husband and four children, ranging from 9 to 2 years old. I have been an active member of the JCC for over 8 years, starting when my oldest son was in Transitional 2’s. My two sons, Samuel and Jacob, have already graduated from the JCC Early Childhood Center. My two daughters, Rebecca and Rachel, are currently students. My husband, Dan, and I are very involved in many areas of the JCC. Dan is on the JCC board and chairs the annual Playfore the Kids golf outing. I am the Play Fore! the Kids Games Committee co-chair. I am also involved with JCC Lavish Lunch annual fundraising events. When not at the JCC, I teach art history at Bergen Community College. I enjoy painting, photography and long-distance running. Most importantly, I enjoy spending time with my extended family who also live nearby.

+ Jenna Gutmann (Co-Vice President)

Hi, I’m Jenna Gutmann, and I am one of the Co-Vice Presidents of the ECC Parents Association. After moving to Tenafly in 2014, my husband, Sam and I joined the JCC and enrolled our son, Brian (6) in the Early Childhood Center. Our daughter, Charlie (3), is in the 3’s this year, and we have been so lucky that as a family, we have all made amazing friends and found a great community at the JCC. I play tennis, love to cook and bake, and our family loves to travel. Can’t wait for another amazing school year!

+ Jamie Molluzzo (Co-Vice President)

My name is Jamie Molluzzo, and this is my family’s fourth and final year at the JCC Early Childhood Center. I am currently one of the Co-Vice Presidents of the ECC Parents Association. We live in Closter and have 3 boys ages 4,6 and 8. Our “baby” Skyler is in the 4’s for the 2019-2020 school year. I am one of three co-vp’s on the nursery school board and am sad to leave next spring. I love my kids, yoga, traveling when we can, fancy desserts and the JCC Early Childhood Center.

+ Jacqueline Pollack (Co-Secretary)

My name is Jacqueline Pollack, and I am currently one of the Co-Secretaries of the ECC Parents Association. I have been an active member of the JCC since moving to Tenafly 2 years ago with my husband Jake and our 2 young children. Our daughter Isla (almost 4) and our son James (almost 2) both attend nursery school at the JCC, and it has quickly become a home away from home for our family. Additionally, I work part-time in private practice as a Registered Dietitian helping others to be and feel their best. I love meeting new families, so please don’t hesitate to say hello! Looking forward to another successful school year at the J!

+ Lindsay Skulnik (Co-Secretary)

My name is Lindsay Skulnik, and I am currently one of the Co-Secretaries of the ECC Parents Association. I’ve been a member of the JCC for 3 years now, my husband and his brother attended the Early Childhood Center when he was a child. I live with my husband Richard and our 2 children in Tenafly right around the corner from the JCC. Our son, Chase (6) graduated from the JCC nursery school, and our son Ashton (3) is currently enrolled in the pre-k program. The JCC has been a second home to me and my family since moving to Tenafly. We love all of the amazing amenities and programs that it has to offer. In my free time I enjoy training, playing tennis and spending time with family and friends. I also run my own small business, ChasingSkully.com, an online children’s clothing boutique. I have enjoyed taking part of the JCC boutique the past 3 years. Looking forward to another fantastic year at the Leonard and Syril Rubin Early Childhood Center!

+ Jillian Somberg (Co-Treasurer)

My name is Jillian Somberg, and I am currently one of the Co-Treasurers of the ECC Parents Association. My husband Adam and I live in Tenafly with our four children. All of our children have graduated from the preschool except our youngest daughter who is currently enrolled in the 2s. Having grown up in the area I have always been a member of the JCC and that is why the JCC has a special place in our hearts. The JCC has provided our family with lifelong friendships, Jewish involvement, a great education and strong community ties. I look forward to another fantastic school year!

+ Nanette Greenberg (Co-Treasurer)

My name is Nanette Greenberg, and I am currently one of the Co-Treasurers of the ECC Parents Association. I live in Demarest and my daughter, Thea, is in the 4's program at the JCC and my son, Henry (a JCC Early Childhood Center graduate!), is in 1st grade. I also work at the JCC in the running programs for babies and their families including the Let’s Parent Together Series and more. In my free time, I love to read, bake, exercise, and figure out new places to explore nearby. Looking forward to another great year in the Early Childhood Center!