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The JCC of Syracuse is all about families 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.
JOB OPENING: Aquatics Director

Photo of sunlight hitting the surface of pool water.FT summer-only position. Must be age 21 and older. Start immediately.

Wedding Prep dance classes run through June 24

Photo of a young couple dancing at at wedding.The JCC's Sports & Fitness center is offering a Wedding Prep dance class aimed at helping individuals learn the most popular dances for the wedding season. The class started on May 13 and will continue on Sundays from 2–3 p.m. through June 24 (not June 3). The cost is $5 per class.    MORE >

PJ Our Way 'Escape the Room Party' May 27

Escape the Room Party banner.PJ Library in CNY will hold a PJ Our Way 'Escape the Room Party' on Sunday, May 27 at 1:30 p.m. at the Community Library of Dewitt & Jamesville. This free event is ideal for children who enjoy games, riddles and working with friends.   MORE >

JCC Annual Meeting & Gala to be held June 3

Photo of the outside of a delicatessen with the message, Join us!.The JCC of Syracuse's 155th Annual Meeting and Gala, presented by naming sponsor The Wladis Companies, will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Owera Vineyards in Cazenovia. A total of 11 awards will be presented. The event theme will be a Lower East Side Experience. This is the JCC's biggest and most important annual fundraiser.   MORE >

COMING SOON: Syracuse Shabbaton weekend

Photo of Syracuse Hebrew Day School students lighting Shabbat candles.June 8–10, 2018

Come explore the Syracuse community! Enjoy Shabbat at Shaarei Torah Orthodox Congregation of Syracuse. Tour the JCC of Syracuse and the Syracuse Hebrew Day School. Hear from local speakers... and more!   MORE >

We remember the Holocaust

Photo of a senior male during the JCC's senior lunch's Holocaust remembrance luncheon on April 13, 2018.The seniors of the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center held a commemoration on Friday, April 13 during the senior kosher lunch in which they prayed for the victims of the Holocaust and for hope that such a genocide should never happen again to anyone.   MORE >

Registration for kids fitness and recreation classes continues

Photo of a young boy holding a soccer ball.The JCC has kicked off another round of fitness and recreation classes aimed at getting kids moving and having fun. The classes, open to preschool and school-age boys and girls, will run through mid June, 2018. There's still time to register! Discount for JCC members.   MORE >

Purchase the NEW 2018 SaveAround book TODAY!

Photo of the 2018 SaveAround coupon book.Purchasing a 2018 SaveAround coupon book can lead to some great money-saving deals. Plus, you'll be helping to support this JCC of Syracuse fundraiser! The book is only $25 and makes the perfect gift! Buy yours today!   MORE >

Passover 2018
Celebrating Passover around the JCC

JCC ECDP student Levi Sickles tastes the bitterness of the bitter herb (parsley) on his seder plate.From the very young to the most senior members of the JCC family, Passover celebrations around the JCC were in high-gear on March 28. And every celebration seemed to sprout its own collection of special moments.   MORE >

Passover 2018
Making matzah at the JCC

A JCC ECDP student shows off her matzah dough during the Model Matzah Bakery at the JCC.Check out the JCC's littlest matzah bakers—children in the Jerome and Phyllis Charney Early Childhood Development Program—who got a lesson in matzah making when the Model Matzah Bakery came to town in March.   MORE >

All dressed up for JCC Purim Carnival fun

From left, Mia Grabowsky, A.K.A. Superwoman, and her younger sister Hannah Grabowsky, A.K.A. Wonder Woman, show off their Purim Carnival costumes.Hundreds of families came out to the JCC's annual Purim Carnival for a fun-filled afternoon on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The JCC was bustling with action as non-stop games, food and activities kept everyone happy and smiling.   MORE >

Tuesday night tap dance classes return to the JCC!

Photo of a pair of tap dance shoes.Adult tap dance classes on Tuesday evenings at the JCC have started up again! Four class levels are offered each night, with the first, remedial, starting at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per person each evening and the classes will run through May 22.   MORE >

Early Childhood Program open enrollment happening now

Photo of a preschool boy looking up from his drawing.We provide a caring and nurturing environment to help children explore their world with curiosity and passion. Call today to schedule a tour!   MORE >

NEW! Play pickleball at the JCC

The JCC's Patrick Scott, sports & fitness director, demonstrates his pickleball volleying technique recently on one of the center's outdoor pickleball courts.The JCC's Fitness Center offers pickleball play on its indoor and two outdoor courts (weather permitting). All are welcome! Paddles and balls are available to use free of charge. Pickleball is free for JCC Fitness members. Court reservations are suggested.   MORE >

JCC Fitness Center now offers WERQ

WERQ logo.One of the hottest group exercise classes has arrived at the JCC! Our Sports & Fitness Center now offers the WERQ Dance Fitness class on Mondays from 5:45–6:30 p.m. WERQ and Core, a modified version, is offered on Tuesdays from 9–9:45 a.m. Both classes are free for JCC Fitness members.   MORE >

JCC Shape-Up programs
Choose a workout, get the results you want

Photo of a young woman sitting on the floor and stretching.Want to kick your workouts into high gear? Or how about focus on a certain body area like your belly or legs? Then look to a JCC's Spring Shape-Up fitness program to help you get the results you want, where you want them. Choose from 14, 21 and 30 day workout programs designed to target specific body areas. Choose your own start date and get going!   MORE >