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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.
"People and Places of the Syracuse Jewish Community" free film screening Oct. 30

Photo collage of scenes from the film People and Places of the Syracuse Jewish Community.On Sunday, October 30, the Judaic Heritage Center, in partnership with the JCC of Syracuse and the Jewish Federation of CNY, will host a free showing of "People and Places of the Syracuse Jewish Community," the new video by Jay Lurie. The event will run from 2–4:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Free refreshments will be available.   MORE >

JCC launches fundraiser to plant trees in Israel

Illustration of the JCC's Plant a Tree card.Want to help make our world a little greener? Simply purchase a “Plant a Tree” card from the JCC then go online to have your tree planted in Israel or at one of more than 35 other reforestation sites around the world. Your tree donation may also be designated as a tribute in honor or memory of someone special.  MORE >

$10,000 World Series of Poker seat qualifier event Oct. 30 at Albany JCC

Photo of the ace of spades and king of spades cards being partially lifted up from a poker table.This 2017 Main Event No-Limit Texas Holdem poker event will begin at noon. No Experience necessary, all are welcome. Doors open 10:30 a.m. Tutorial table available. $175 buy-in if registered by Oct. 18, $200 at door. Food included. All proceeds support the Albany JCC programs.   MORE >

Movin' & Groovin' Fitness class for children starts Oct. 31

Silhouette image of children dancing in front of a colorful background.Our Movin' & Groovin' Fitness class for children in grades 3–6 starts Monday, Oct. 31. The five-week class will be held on Mondays from 4:30–5 p.m. and run through Nov. 28. Movin' & Groovin' Fitness is designed to get kids moving and having fun to the high-energy sounds of upbeat music. JCC membership is not required, however members receive a discount.   MORE >

Arts and crafts show coming to the JCC Nov. 13 and 14

Pictured is Israeli jewelry designer Moshe Bar-Kochva working in his studio in Jerusalem, Israel. Bar-Kochva will have his works as well as items from over 45 other Israeli artists for sale during Art Days at the J Nov. 13 and 14 at the JCC.With Chanukah practically around the corner, get ready to kick your holiday shopping into high gear! The JCC of Syracuse will hold "Art Days at the J," an arts and crafts show featuring Israeli art and jewelry, local artists and vendors, and hands-on workshops on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the JCC. Admission is free and open to the public.   MORE >

New Kidz 'N Motion classes are FREE all October

Colorful silhouettes of children jumping and exercising.Our new Kidz 'N Motion class for grades 3–6 runs on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The classes are FREE throughout the month of October!   MORE >

Openings still available for kids fitness and recreation classes this fall

Photo of a young boy holding a basketball.Another round of fall enrichment classes aimed at getting kids moving and having fun has begun! Most of our dance, gymnastics and sports classes for preschool and school-age boys and girls have already started, however you can still enroll your child now and we'll prorate the class fee to reflect the time remaining.   MORE >

Fall Sunday series offers drumming, yoga and painting programs

Illustration of fall leaves.Syracuse Jewish Family Service continues to hold "Family Time with the Family Service," a series of wellness events on Sundays this fall at the JCC of Syracuse. The events—drumming circles, family-style yoga and painting—started in Sept. and will continue through Dec. 11.   MORE >

Family Gym returns on Sundays

Image of a cartoon family holding hands.Get moving and enjoy a variety of structured and unstructured play with your child! Sundays 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. FREE for JCC Sports & Fitness members!   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 >

Fall enrichment classes for preschoolers begin 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >