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The JCC of Syracuse is a great place for the entire family to come together with the community. With programs and services for infants, toddlers, school-age children, teens, adults and seniors, we offer something for everyone! Come visit and tour our facilities. You don't have to be Jewish to become a member of the JCC.
Tuesday, March 31 Holiday Luncheon for Seniors
Pre-Passover Seder
Friday, April 3 Close at 5 pm – Eve of Passover
(Sports & Fitness Center open regular hours)
April 4 & 5 Closed – Passover
(Sports & Fitness Center open regular hours)
Friday, April 10
Saturday, April 11
Closed – Passover
(Sports & Fitness Center open regular hours)
Upcoming enrichment classes for preschoolers

Photo of a preschool girl with a stack of books.Smarty Cat Kids | Starts April 2   –   For 3- and 4-year olds on Thursdays from 1:15–2 pm. Hands-on science workshops include fun experiments, projects and inquiry-based activities.

Petite Picasso | Starts April 7  –   For 3–5 year olds on Tuesdays from 1:15–1:45 pm. Children will get creative while exploring different painting and art mediums.

Classes are offered through the JCC's Early Childhood Development Program.   MORE >

Spring Break vacation camp to be held April 3 & 6-9

Image of spring flowers and bees.Lots of fun and thrilling activities await your child during the upcoming Spring Break from school. The JCC of Syracuse will hold a Passover/Spring Break vacation camp for school-age children, grades K-6, on Friday, April 3 and Monday through Thursday, April 6–9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children may attend just one day or all five days. Half-day programs and extended childcare are also available. The camp will feature various age-appropriate indoor and outdoor activities, special theme days and local field trips.   MORE >

Bricks 4 Kidz afterschool program at the JCC starts April 15

Photo of a pile of LEGO bricks.The JCC of Syracuse will host a Bricks 4 Kidz afterschool program on Wednesdays starting April 15 from 4:30–5:30 p.m. The six-week interactive program for school-age children in grades K-6 will get them to learn, build and play with LEGO bricks. The session’s ticket to ride theme will have kids building amusement park rides.  MORE >

JCC to offer elder law lunch program for seniors April 17

Image of of the blindfilded lady justice.The JCC of Syracuse will hold a Senior Lunch and Learn program on the topic of elder law on Friday, April 17 from noon to 2 p.m. The session will begin with a hot kosher lunch followed by guest speaker Mary Helen McNeal, SU professor of law. There is a $3.50 suggested contribution for the lunch. Registration is required.   MORE >

Enrollment for spring fitness and recreation classes continues through April

Photo of a girl holding a basketball.Another round of dance, gymnastics, basketball, karate and rookie sports classes for kids recently started up again at the JCC. The classes, open to preschool and school-age boys and girls, are designed to get kids moving and having fun. The classes run through early June, 2015 and are open to the community. JCC membership is not required to enroll, although enrollment is discounted for members.    MORE >

Save the date
JCC of Syracuse announces 2015 Annual Meeting and award recipients

Photo of a young woman demonstrating her weight loss by wearing a pair of oversized jeans.A celebration of selfless giving and community will highlight the JCC of Syracuse’s 152nd Annual Meeting and Gala on Sunday, June 7. The JCC will present six awards recognizing outstanding service given to the JCC and to the local community. The event will feature an elegant French country brunch at Owera Vineyards in Cazenovia. This is the JCC’s biggest and most important annual fundraiser as the event’s proceeds will provide significant funding for scholarships to individuals in the JCC’s early childhood, after school, summer camp and senior programs.   MORE >

Openings still available for free "healthy lifestyles" class for pre-teens

Photo of a pre-teen girl running.The JCC of Syracuse continues to enroll fifth and sixth graders in its weekly Healthy Bodies class held on Tuesdays from 3:15-4:15 p.m. The coed classes, part of the JCC's After School Program, are designed to engage pre-teens, or “tweens,” to help them acquire and maintain healthy lifestyle habits through good nutrition and fitness. This free program, funded by a grant from the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation, runs through May.  MORE >

Sporing tap dance classes running now through May

Photo of a pair of tap dance shoes.The JCC has once again started up another round of adult tap dance classes on Tuesday evenings. Four class levels are offered each night: remedial starting at 6:30 p.m., beginner at 7 p.m., intermediate at 8 p.m. and advanced at 9 p.m. The classes are open to anyone age 12 and older, and no prior dance experience is necessary.   MORE >

Casual Plaid wins 13th annual JCC Battle of the Bands

Photo of Casual Plaid's Erica Ylitalo.Progressive roots-rock bluegrass band Casual Plaid from Marcellus High School won the JCC's Battle of the Bands competition on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. The concert, held at The Syracuse Project 4 Our Teens (SPOT), the JCC's teen center in ShoppingTown Mall, DeWitt, drew over 250 people to see the six high school bands from across Onondaga County compete. Pictured are the members of Casual Plaid during their set, from left, Mike Clark, Aaron Fern, Sean King and Erica Ylitalo.   MORE >

Preschoolers get serious about fire safety

Photo of a JCC preschooler being helped out of a fire truck during the preschool class' recent visit to the DeWitt Fire Department.It’s never too early for kids to learn about fire safety and how to protect themselves. That’s exactly what children in the JCC of Syracuse’s Early Childhood Development Program learned recently as part of Fire Prevention Week.   MORE >

Physical therapist opens office at JCC's sports center

Photo of Alexander S. Talev, physical therapist and owner of Home Stretch Physical Therapy, who recently opened a physical therapy clinic at the JCC of Syracuse.Alexander S. Talev, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT, CSCS, owner of Home Stretch Physical Therapy, P.C., recently opened a physical therapy clinic at the JCC's Neulander Family Sports and Fitness Center. Talev specializes in treatment and management of balance disorders/falls, orthopedic injuries (including post-surgical conditions such as joint replacement), spine care, neurological conditions, arthritis and pain management.   MORE >

After School Program offers more than a babysitter and day care

Photo of a school-age boy doing homework at a table.Busy families looking for options on where their children can go after school until mom or dad get home from work don’t have to look very far. Our After School Program offers school-age children a safe place to go for fun, educational and recreational activities.  MORE >