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The JCC of Syracuse is all about families and 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.
May 2016 enrichment classes for preschoolers

Image of children dancing.The JCC's Early Childhood Development Program will offer a Movin' and Groovin' class starting on May 2 and a Mommy and Me Yoga class starting on May 3. Each class will run for four weeks. Children do not need to be enrolled in the JCC's Early Childhood Program and JCC membership is not required, however members receive a discount.   MORE >

Baby Boot Camp class at the JCC starting May 2

Baby Boot Camp logo.The JCC's Sports & Fitness Center will host a Baby Boot Camp class beginning Monday, May 2. The class will meet 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 >

2016 Yom Ha'atzmaut community celebration May 12

Star of David.Syracuse will celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel Independence Day, with a free event on May 12 from 6–8 pm at Temple Adath Yeshurun. The celebration will honor Israel's 68th birthday and also highlight Israel's significant contributions in addressing the world's water crisis. Reservations are requested.   MORE >

Eat at Tully's fundraiser May 16 to benefit the JCC

Image of dinner plate with fork and spoon.Treat yourself to a nice meal out at Tully's restaurant on Monday, May 16, 2016 and ten percent of your bill will be donated to the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center's Neulander Family Sports & Fitness Center. Download a special Tully's coupon or get it from the JCC, and present it when paying. This special fundraiser is good all day long for dine in or take out only at the Tully's location on 2943 Erie Blvd. East, Syracuse.   MORE >

Shababa comes to the community

From left, Carolyn Weinberg, PJ Library in CNY coordinator, holding the JCC's puppet friend Todah, and Tamar Frieden of Toddlers' Tango are all smiles during the JCC's first Shababa celebration on March 25, 2016.The JCC of Syracuse welcomed Shabbat in a big time "Shababa way" with songs and stories on Friday, March 25 to the delight of children at the JCC and Syracuse Hebrew Day School. Shababa is a special gathering for children and families to welcome Shabbat in a friendly, community atmosphere.   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 >

Save the date
JCC of Syracuse announces 2016 Annual Meeting and award recipients

Photo of a sunflower.A celebration of selfless giving and community will highlight the JCC of Syracuse's 153rd Annual Meeting and Gala on Sunday, June 5. The JCC will present five awards recognizing outstanding service given to the JCC and to the local community. The event will feature an elegant American country brunch at Owera Vineyards in Cazenovia. This is the JCC’s biggest and most important annual fundraiser.   MORE >   |   JCC introduces the Leslie Award

Enrollment continues for kids fitness and recreation classes

Photo of a girl holding a basketball.Another round of weekly kids fitness classes for preschool and school-age boys and girls recently started up again at the JCC. The classes are designed to get kids moving and having fun. JCC membership is not required to enroll, although members receive a discount.    MORE >

JCC "adopts" a sloth named Todah

Photo of Todah, the JCC's adopted sloth.Have you seen a laid back, friendly furry creature hanging out at the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse lately? Well, that's the JCC's newest member Todah, an adopted sloth puppet!   MORE >

Spring tap dance classes continues through May

Photo of a pair of tap dance shoes.Another round of Tuesday evening adult tap dance classes is happening now at the JCC of Syracuse. Four class levels are offered each night: remedial starting at 6:30 p.m., beginner at 7 p.m., intermediate at 8 p.m. and advanced at 9 p.m. Ages 12 and older are welcome. The cost is $5 per evening.   MORE >

Remembering Dolph Schayes for his off-the-court connections

Photo of basketball legend Dolph Schayes.Two friends on a day trip to the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia a few years ago, enjoying the exhibits without drawing attention to the fact that one of them was the NBA’s greatest Jewish basketball player. That’s just one of the many fond memories Steve Herwood has of his friend and basketball legend Dolph Schayes, who passed away from cancer at age 87 in December.  MORE >

The Cuddlefish win 14th annual JCC Battle of the Bands

Photo members of The Cuddlefish playing during their 2016 Battle of the Bands set.Alternative ska band The Cuddlefish from Onondaga High School won the JCC's Battle of the Bands competition on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. The concert, held at the JCC, drew 350 people to see eight high school bands from across Central New York compete.   MORE >

JCC offers TRX for Golf class on Sundays

Photo of man in mid swing about to drive a golf ball.The JCC's Neulander Family Sports & Fitness Center has started offering a TRX for Golf class on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. This new class features TRX (total body resistance exercise) training specifically designed to help golfers with off-season conditioning. JCC Fitness membership is not required.   MORE >

Cancer Survivors Exercise Class meets three times a week

Photo of Laurie Kushner, personal trainer certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, who is also a cancer exercise specialist certified through the Cancer Exercise Training Institute.The JCC's Neulander Family Sports & Fitness Center recently began offering a Cancer Survivors Exercise Class three times a week. Effective March 14, 2016, the class will meet as follows: Mondays from 5:45–6:45 p.m., Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon and Saturdays from 9–10 a.m. The class is geared toward helping participants begin a fitness regimen or recover their previous fitness level after cancer treatments.  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 >