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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.
Celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel Independence Day,
on April 23

Graphic of the 67th anniversary of Israel's statehood which includes a Star of David and balloons.Syracuse will celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel Independence Day, with a free event to be held on April 23 from 6–8 p.m. at Temple Adath Yeshurun. The evening's festivities will include food, music, Israeli items for sale, children's activities and more.   MORE >

Defensive driving course offered April 28 and 29

Photo of a young man in a car driver's seat looking in the rearview mirror.If you’ve been wanting to brush up on your driving skills or save some money on your auto insurance, you’ll have a chance to do so at the end of this month. This two-day class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on April 28 and 29 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 preschoolers make matzah

Photo of a young child's hands rolling out matzah dough.Passover preparations were kicked into high gear here at the JCC as the Model Matzah Bakery visited from March 23-25 to teach our Early Childhood Development Program's preschoolers how to make matzah.   MORE >

Seniors enjoy pre-Passover Seder

Photo of matzah being passed at the luncheon table.Over 75 seniors came out to the JCC on March 31 for a pre-Passover Seder and luncheon to celebrate the start of the holiday a little early.   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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >