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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.
Upcoming Holiday Closings
Monday, Oct. 3
Tuesday, Oct. 4
Closed – Rosh Hashanah
(including Sports & Fitness Center,
group exercise classes)
Tuesday, Oct. 11 Close at 5 pm – Eve of Yom Kippur
(including Sports & Fitness Center,
group exercise classes)
Wednesday, Oct. 12 Closed – Yom Kippur
(including Sports & Fitness Center,
group exercise classes)
News
New Kidz 'N Motion classes are free in October

Colorful silhouettes of children jumping and exercising.We'll be kicking off our new Thursday afternoon Kidz 'N Motion class for grades 3–6 on Oct. 6 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. All of the classes during the month of October will be free. Registration is required.   MORE >

Fall enrichment classes for preschoolers begins Oct. 6

Photo of a preschool girl with a stack of books.We will offer four enrichment classes for preschool children ages 3–5 starting in early October. The first session of Bricks 4 Kidz and Kids Yoga starts Oct. 6 and Oct. 7, respectively. Each class is four weeks long. Pre-registration is required. Children do not need to be enrolled in the Early Childhood Program and JCC membership is not required to take the classes. JCC members receive a discount.  MORE >

Fundraiser lets you plant trees in Israel and elsewhere

Illustration of a tree.The JCC of Syracuse has started a fundraiser to have trees planted in Israel and at various other locations worldwide. Simply purchase a "Plant a Tree" card from the JCC and then go online to have your tree planted in Israel or at one of more than 35 other reforestation sites around the world.   MORE >

JCC's Columbus Day vacation camp for kids coming Oct. 10

Cartoon image of a sailing ship.Let your child have a blast at the JCC during the upcoming Columbus Day off from school! We'll be holding a Columbus Day vacation camp for children in grades K–6 on Monday, Oct. 10. The camp will be filled with lots of fun activities such as arts and crafts, sports and more. Half-day options and early/late care to extend the day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. are also available.   MORE >

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur kosher bakery sale

Illustration of a loaf of challah bread, glass of wine and two candles.Special orders of round challah and other kosher baked goods from Harrison Bakery may be ordered from the JCC in advance of the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur holidays, and then picked up here at the JCC. All sale proceeds will benefit the JCC's Children's Department.   MORE >

Fitness Center fully open
JCC Fitness Center kicks off fall with new state-of-the-art equipment

Photo of a TRX suspension training class at the JCC of Syracuse.Fitness fanatics and the health conscious are now spoiled for choice following the JCC Fitness Center's two week cosmetic facelift and major "under-the-hood" improvements. The Fitness Center is now fully open with newly installed state-of-the-art cardio machines and strength training equipment. A host of renovation specials are also being offered through the end of September.   MORE >

Sports & Fitness Center grand re-opening specials

Photo of a group of healthy people of all ages.Now that our renovations are complete, it's time to get back in the gym! Come check out our upgraded facilities. We replaced nearly all of our exercise machines with brand new equipment. Let us help you achieve your fitness goals.   Check out our specials >

Save the date: Free "On the Map" screening Oct. 23

Photo of a loaf of challah bread.We will be sponsoring a free screening of award-winning director Dani Menkin’s latest film “On the Map” on Sunday, October 23 at 2 pm at the JCC of Syracuse. The film, part of this year's Syracuse International Film Festival, tells the story of the underdog ’76-’77 Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team that defeated the Soviet Union in 1977 and put Israel firmly on the map. A question and answer session featuring Menkin will follow.   MORE >

Kids fitness and recreation classes start week of Sept. 12

Photo of two young girls taking a break during gymnastics class.Another round of weekly dance, gymnastics, sports and other classes for kids will soon begin 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 are open to the community and JCC membership is not required to enroll, although enrollment is discounted for members.    MORE >

Tap dance classes starting up again Sept. 13

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. The weekly classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from Sept. 13 through Dec. 13, except for Oct. 4 and Oct. 11 due to Jewish holidays. The classes are open to anyone age 12 and older, and no prior dance experience is necessary. The cost is $5 per person each evening.   MORE >

JCC concludes one of its most successful summer camps

From left, Shani and Talya were this year’s JCC Israel scouts who helped out during all eight weeks of Camp Rishon.The JCC of Syracuse recently wrapped up perhaps its most successful Camp Rishon summer day camp. Hundreds of campers ranging in age from infants to school-age children to teens attended a total of 2,500 camper weeks during the eight weeks of camp which ran June 27 – August 19.  MORE >

JCC's teen campers take an eco excursion

Throw trash away icon.A group of teenagers in the JCC’s summer camp recently got a hands-on lesson in going “green” when it comes to trash. The JCC of Syracuse’s SyraCruisin’ Teen Travel Camp visited the Covanta Waste to Energy facility in Jamesville on July 26 to volunteer for a roadside litter cleanup and learn about sustainable waste management.  MORE >

TRX for Golf class moves to Thursday nights

Photo of man in mid swing about to drive a golf ball.The Neulander Family Sports & Fitness Center's TRX for Golf class has moved from Sundays at 11:30 a.m. to Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. The class features TRX (total body resistance exercise) training specifically designed to help golfers with their game. JCC Fitness membership is not required.   MORE >

Baby Boot Camp class Mondays and Wednesdays at the JCC

Baby Boot Camp logo.The JCC's Sports & Fitness Center now hosts a Baby Boot Camp class twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:20–10:20 a.m. on the outdoor tennis court located behind the JCC. Registration is required and the first class is free to tryout with no obligation when you sign up at the Baby Boot Camp website.   MORE >

JCC now accepts SilverSneakers gym membership program

SilverSneakers logo.The JCC's Sports & Fitness Center is now a Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness participating gym. SilverSneakers is an insurance benefit included in more than 65 Medicare health plans which provides gym memberships to their insureds, usually at no additional cost.   MORE >

PJ Our Way enrollment now open

Image of a colorful science symbol with flasks and cups.PJ Our Way, the newest chapter of PJ Library for kids ages 9-11, has started taking online registrations! Kids may begin requesting monthly book titles on April 1. Designed to meet the developmental needs of 9-11 year-olds, PJ Our Way offers choice and creative outlets.   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 >

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