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The JCC of Syracuse is all about families and coming together with the community. We offer programs and services for infants, toddlers, school-age children, teens, adults and seniors... something for everyone! Come for a visit and tour. You don't have to be Jewish to become a member of the JCC.
Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Hours
Main Entrance
Wednesday, Nov. 25 8 am – 9 pm (regular hours)
Thursday, Nov. 26
Friday, Nov. 27
Saturday, Nov. 28
Closed – Happy Thanksgiving!
Sunday, Nov. 29 9 am – 5 pm (regular hours)
Sports & Fitness Center
Wednesday, Nov. 25 5:30 am – 9 pm (regular hours)
Thursday, Nov. 26 7 am – 1 pm  Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, Nov. 27 5:30 am – 6 pm (regular hours)
Saturday, Nov. 28 8 am – 4 pm (regular hours)
Sunday, Nov. 29 7 am – 6 pm (regular hours)
JCC Sports & Fitness Center
Thanksgiving Friends & Family FREE Weekend

Photo of three young people walking on treadmills.Got guests in town visiting over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend? Or, maybe you've got local family members and friends who you'd like to workout with. If you're a JCC of Syracuse Fitness member, then bring them to our gym Nov. 25-29 and they can workout with you for FREE! The JCC's FREE Friends and Family Weekend is our way of saying Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Fitness members.   MORE >

Pre-Turkey Day vacation camp for children Nov. 25

Happy Thanksgiving.A Pre-Turkey Day vacation camp for children in grades K–6 will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the JCC on 5655 Thompson Rd. in DeWitt. Lots of fun activities are planned to make the start of this school break a blast. Half-day options and early/late care are also available.  MORE >

Calling all high school rockers!
Bands sought for 14th annual JCC Battle of the Bands

Silhouette image of a rock guitarist.The JCC of Syracuse is once again seeking rock and other musical groups to enter and play in its Battle of the Bands concert. This 14th annual competition will be held on January 16, 2016. The winner will receive a $200 cash prize and eight hours of recording time at More Sound studio. The deadline for bands to register is Jan. 4, 2016.   MORE >

Cooks & Books class for preschoolers begins Dec. 2

Image of a young girl holding a wooden cooking spoon.The JCC's Early Childhood Development Program will offer a weekly Cooks & Books class for 3-5 year old children on Wednesdays starting Dec. 2 from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. The kids will be reading and cooking their way through some great stories. Children do not need to be enrolled in the Early Childhood Program and JCC membership is not required to take the class, however members receive a discount.   MORE >

Preorder your Mah Jongg cards from the JCC

Close-up photo of Mah Jongg tiles.The JCC of Syracuse is taking preorders for 2016 National Mah Jongg League cards. Available in both standard size for $8 each and large print format for $9 each, sales of the cards will benefit the JCC's Senior Meal Program. The deadline to place orders is January 15, 2016.  MORE >

JCC night at the Syracuse Crunch on Dec. 5

Syracuse Crunch logo.Dec. 5 is Jewish Community Center night at the Syracuse Crunch vs. the Utica Comets. The game starts at 7 p.m. at the OnCenter War Memorial Arena in downtown Syracuse. Tickets to join the fun and action of this bitter rivalry are available for the discounted price of only $15 each at the JCC front desk.   MORE >

Defensive driving course offered Dec. 15 and 16

Photo of a young man and a young woman in a red car.This is a two-day, six-hour class to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on June 2 and 3 here at the JCC. Attendees must come both days and bring their drivers license. The class is open to licensed drivers of all ages and costs $25 per person.   MORE >

JCC adds new member referral program

Photo of three friends giving the thumbs up.The JCC of Syracuse recently added a new member referral program as a benefit of membership with the center. Members can receive one month added to their annual membership term for every friend or family member they refer who joins the JCC Sports & Fitness Center.   MORE >

Neighborhood Advisor Program comes back to the JCC

Photo of two senior women.The JCC recently became re-established as a Neighborhood Advisor Program site offering outreach, information and referral services to seniors in the DeWitt, Fayetteville and Manlius areas. Sharon Kieffer is the JCC's Neighborhood Advisor. The program is part of the Onondaga County Department of Adult & Long Term Care Services.   MORE >

Employment opportunities with the JCC of Syracuse

Apply now iconAssistant Teachers and Floaters
Full- and part-time openings in the Early Childhood Development Program.

Family Programs Specialist
Part-time position for a social butterfly who thrives on getting people together.

For members only: Fitness center kicks off "workout challenge"

Closeup photo of a man exercising on cardio equipment.The JCC’s Neulander Family Sports & Fitness Center has launched a Fall into Fitness Challenge for its members. Participating members will be helping the JCC get a new cardio exercise machine at no cost every time they work out. The non-competitive program will run through January 1, 2016, and is completely voluntary. Prizes are available and there is no cost for the JCC’s fitness members to enter and participate.  MORE >

Tap dance classes starting up again Sept. 30

Photo of a pair of tap dance shoes.The JCC is once again gearing up for another round of adult tap dance classes this fall. Because of upcoming Jewish holidays, for the first two weeks only—Sept. 30 and Oct. 7—the class will meet on Wednesday evenings. The remainder of the classes will then be held on Tuesdays. The classes are open to anyone age 12 and older, and no prior dance experience is necessary.   MORE >

JCC's school-year programs help kids learn and grow

School-age children getting off the bus at the JCC on the first day of school.It's that time of year again... A new school year has begun! From preschool and after school care to dance, gymnastics and other classes, we offer many quality programs to help children learn and grow.  MORE >