Rescheduled: Navigating the Media - Know the Source. Join us for this important program on Wednesday, February 17 at 7:30pm. Check the Virtual J for details.

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4th Annual Holiday Fundraiser

Showcasing the Arts & Gifts of Individuals Living with Disabilities and/or Mental Illness.

December 1-31, 2020

Because this year we aren't able to be together in person, we are happily hosting our arts showcase virtually! Shop online this holiday season to support local talented artists, gift makers, and the Pozez JCC’s Special Needs & Inclusion Department!

Local vendors have created handmade arts, jewelry, photography, and so much more, for sale on their website or ecommerce platforms. 

Please be sure to mention the Pozez JCC fundraiser when you purchase from any of our vendors, and they will donate a portion of their proceeds back to the J to help support our special needs and inclusion programming.


Artist: Creations by SharonE
Medium: Fashion Jewelry

Sharon loves making the world a more beautiful place. 
“What a better place to start than with ourselves!!”


Offering free shipping on all jewelry!



Artist: Gwinn Studios by Ian Gwinn
Medium: Photography

Ian is a resident of Northern Virginia and a fine art and commercial photographer specializing in still life, landscapes and portraits.  He tries to create memorable images that tell a narrative about the human experience and our relationship to the environment and each other. Ian graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.


Please use code "JCCHF" when you check out for free shipping and to indicate participation in the JCC Holiday Fundraiser. 



*If you see something on these sites that is not available on Etsy, please let Ian know and he can produce an original print or card for you and bill you separately, through Square.  You may contact him at  




Author: Jessica Tischler

Jessica has Tourette’s Syndrome and OCD.  She has compassion for those who live their lives every day to overcome distress, challenges, and/or barriers.  Jessica wrote these books in the hopes that she can educate children on learning important life lessons at a young age so that they can grow up as healthy, open-minded individuals…with great senses of humor!



Please contact or 703.537.3031 to purchase from Jessica directly and make arrangements to pick up your purchase at the Pozez JCC.  All purchases made December 1-31 will give back 30% to support the J's Special Needs & Inclusion Programming.



Artist: Milesartshop by Miles Sandford
Medium: Art/Prints

Miles is a freelance artist and art is how he can communicate at times when things are hard or good in his life.  Art is what he loves and without that passion, he doesn’t know what he would be doing.  Miles is an autistic artist who hopes to become an art therapist.  Proceeds from his art sales will be going towards getting a service dog who will help with his disabilities. Miles hopes you enjoy his art!


Offering free shipping on most art prints!



Artist: No Words Creations by The Akers Family
Medium: Fashion Jewelry

No Words Creations are made by Daria Akers, her daughter Lesley, her son Clark, and her husband Joe Klemmer. 

Daria has bipolar and shares her lived experiences in speeches though NAMI’s In Our Own Voice program. 
Joe was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome as an adult. He currently works part-time as a Tobacconist and is known for the many hats he wears.
Lesley is an 18 year old high school graduate currently attending Pully Vocational Center. She loves playing Special Olympics basketball.
Clark is an 8 year old third grader. He has ADHD and loves math, science, and playing video and board games.

Price List:
-1 snap base (necklace, bracelet, or badge reel) and 1 snap: $15
-Keychain and 1 snap: $12
-Non-snap earrings, pendants, bracelets - $15
-A set of 2 items: $25
-1 extra snap: $5
-3 extra snaps: $12
-Polymer Clay Pins: $10


No Words Creations can take Venmo, Paypal, or Check.

Note from the Akers: We have a small store setup in our kitchen and people can stop in by appointments while wearing a mask. We can also video chat and send photos if requested. We are able to do some special orders too.
Please contact with your order or for any questions.



Artist: Sophiola by Sophia Pineda
Medium: Watercolors

Sophiola sells prints and notecards bearing art created by Sophia Pineda, a young artist who happens to have Down syndrome. As a baby, Sophia faced life-threatening medical conditions, then later, many learning challenges. Today she is a vibrant and healthy high schooler who loves to paint, sketch, and help run her business.








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