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The JCC of Syracuse: Your Center

Share in a long tradition. Come to the place where the Syracuse Jewish community has come together for generations to celebrate, educate, organize and have fun. With programs and services for children, teens, adults and seniors, there is something for everyone at the JCC. Membership options vary. Call 445-2360 to schedule a tour.

 

The JCC Neulander Family Sports and Fitness Center:
What's Your Goal?

Meet your fitness goals with the support of the JCC Neulander Family Sports and Fitness Center. With state-of-the-art fitness equipment, certified personal trainers and expert group exercise instructors, members receive the support they need to work toward their individual goals.

The fitness facility includes Life Fitness cardio and circuit training equipment; a free weight room; a collegiate-sized gymnasium; a banked indoor, windowed track; an indoor rock-climbing wall; two outdoor heated pools; massage therapy; and clean locker rooms with towel service provided.

Fitness center programming features group exercise classes that range from the X-biking, Power Flex and Total Abs, to Yoga, NIA and Senior Fit, as well as instructional belly dancing and adult tap. Members receive a free one-hour personal training session upon joining the fitness center.

A teen training program offered Mondays and Wednesdays after school is designed to suit the teenage body, while the new lunch hour circuit training program is perfect for the exerciser who wants a quick exercise session during a lunch break.

We now offer a wonderful exercise program for teens, pre-teens and Children. Pre-Teens & cChildren can have fun while exercising! Geomats are brightly designed textured mats with numerical and directional symbols. Geomats allow kids to get fit in a safe, effective and fun environment. Kids also experience personal success and peer participation. Exercise helps kids avoid feelings of failure and poor self-esteem. What makes the geomat program so innovative is that kids don’t even realize that they are exercising because they are having so much fun. This class is free for Full Fitness members. If you arenot a member of the JCC the cost is $6 per class.

Fitness memberships are designed to meet the needs of each individual and family. With memberships offered for teens aged 13 and up, and special senior memberships, the JCC is the right place to meet your goals.

 

Early Childhood Development Program

Learn, explore, develop and socialize with the JCC's Early Childhood Development Program. Designed for children aged 18 months to pre-kindergarten, the program develops each child's social, intellectual and physical well-being.

A four-star rated program, ECDP creates a safe environment that nurtures children as they learn, explore and discover. With flexible scheduling, enrichment classes and affordable programming, ECDP is the perfect fit for any family.

During these formative years it is essential to offer young children an arena in which to discover the world around them and participate in educational, yet fun, activities that will introduce them to the concepts of learning and team work. The highly qualified and encouraging staff at the ECDP program provides an atmosphere in which children come to recognize their needs as well as the needs and rights of their peers.

We provide a developmentally appropriate environment that allows every child to know the true joy of discovery through a broad spectrum of experiences.

 

After School

Offered for school-age children in kindergarten through seventh grade, the JCC's state licensed after school program is fun and educational, and provides safe care for your child after the school day ends. Children enjoy their afternoon with snacks, activities and supervision. After school kids use the JCC gymnasium for games and activities, the children's room for arts and crafts, the JCC conference room for homework, the teen lounge for computer games and relaxation, the JCC playground for recreation and the outdoor pool to make the most of warm spring and summer afternoons.

 

Kids' Night Out

Give yourself a night off while your kids enjoy a night out at the JCC. Kids' Night Out, held on Saturday nights three times a year, is full of activities, fun foods and new-release movies.

 

Vacation Camps

School vacations do not have to mean hours of TV, video games and boredom. Children get the most out of their vacations with field trips, games, visitors and activities at the JCC vacation camps during all school holidays and breaks.

 

Camp Rishon

There is no better way to spend summer than at the JCC's Camp Rishon day camps, which are for children from grades one through nine. Offering everything from the traditional summer camp experience with Camp Nitzanim to the specialty camps, Camp Rishon is a safe place for your children to enjoy the summer.

If traditional camp activities aren't your thing, choose between specialty camps that range from arts and sports camps to rocketry, gymnastics, secret agent and horseback riding camps. There is also STARS for campers entering grades six to nine, with daily trips to various amusement and water parks. There are also various programs and classes for teens who want to enjoy their summer with age-appropriate activities and free time at the JCC. Youths who are 15 can be CITs and learn the skills needed to become a camp counselor. Camp programming includes daily free and recreational swimming, optional overnights, and both early and late-care options.

 

HPER: Health, Physical Education and Recreation

The JCC's HPER program offers classes to children aged 3 and up. Classes include a gymnastics program, karate, Iddy Biddy Basketball, ballet and more.

The JCC gymnastics program offers basic classes as well as a gymnastics team that participates in regional competitions.

 

Teens

Teen events at the JCC bring together teens from all over the Syracuse area. Battle of the Bands, an annual event at the JCC, hosts local high school bands and their fans in a friendly competition. The JCC's primary goal is to gather teens of all ages to create new friendships in a safe, yet enjoyable, environment.

 

Adults

The adult services department provides social, cultural and educational programs to adults in the community. Programs range from the annual dinner dance, Israeli Art Show, Yom Ha'atzmaut celebration and movie.

 

Senior Adults

With funding from the Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth, and the United Way of Central New York, the JCC provides affordable kosher meals to all seniors aged 60 and over five days a week. Many seniors spend hours at the JCC playing mah jongg and attending the Neulander Family Sports and Fitness Center's senior adult group exercise classes. Other senior programming includes an informative "The Doctor is In" series, news and views discussions, a Red Hat Society Club and movie matinees. The JCC offers senior adults an opportunity to stay active, social and involved in the community.

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