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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.
DIRECTIONS TO THE JCC

Take Thompson Rd. to Ridgecrest Rd., then take your first quick left into the JCC parking lot. The building's main entrance is at the flag pole.
IMPORTANT NOTICE

Effective Monday, September 20, 2021
Proof of vaccination required to enter the JCC

Also, everyone age 2 and older MUST wear a mask
while in the building's common areas and classrooms.

We still are no longer taking Fitness Center reservations.
However, reservations are required for
in-person TRX classes and all Zoom classes.

Hours
Main Entrance Reception Desk, Fitness Center
Monday–Thursday 6 am – 8 pm
Friday 6 am – 6 pm
Saturday 8 am – 4 pm
New hours starting 11/13/2021
Sunday
9 am – 5 pm
Calendar
Sunday, Dec. 5 11:30 am – Beginners Computer Class
Monday, Dec. 6 Kid's winter 2021-22 sports classes start
Sunday, Dec. 12 1 pm – Jewish Genealogy Society of CNY Zoom meeting featuring author Libby Copeland
Tuesday, Dec. 14 Gift cards final order deadline
News
JCC to offer beginners computer class Dec. 5

Photo of several adults in a computer class.The JCC will hold a Digital Basics computer class on Sunday, Dec. 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The class will focus on using Google's free software as an introduction to the digital world. The cost is $25 and registration is required   MORE >

Kid's winter 2021-22 sports classes start week of Dec. 6

Photo of a preschool girl shooting a basketball.The JCC's winter fitness/sports classes are aimed at getting kids moving and having fun. Our classes are open to everyone in the community—JCC members and non-members alike. Discount for members. Classes start the week of Dec. 6 and run through mid-March, 2022.   MORE >

Purchase the NEW 2022 SaveAround book TODAY!

Photo of the 2022 SaveAround coupon book.Purchasing a 2022 SaveAround Syracuse/CNY coupon book can lead to some great money-saving deals. Plus, you'll be helping to support this JCC of Syracuse fundraiser! The book is only $25 and makes the perfect gift. Buy yours in-person at the JCC or online today!   MORE >

The cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing

Cover of the book The Lost Family.Sunday, December 12 at 1 pm
Jewish Genealogy Society of CNY
This Zoom presentation by Libby Copeland will explore the extraordinary cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing, which is redefining family history. It will draw on Copeland’s years of research for her new book The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are (Abrams, 2020), which The Wall Street Journal calls “a fascinating account of lives dramatically affected by genetic sleuthing.” With more than 37 million people having been tested, a tipping point has been reached. Virtually all Americans are affected whether they have been tested or not, and millions have been impacted by significant revelations in their immediate families. The presentation will discuss the implications of home DNA testing for Jewish genealogy, as well as the unique challenges of genetic genealogy for Ashkenazim.

REGISTER FOR THIS ZOOM MEETING >
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Order your holiday gift cards from the JCC!

Photo of a female hand holding a gift card.Purchase gift cards from the JCC to give to family and friends, and you'll be helping to support the JCC's Children's Programming department. It's easy! Simply download our gift card order form, fill it out and drop it off at the JCC front desk by Dec. 14. Your gift cards will be ready for pickup on Dec. 22!  MORE >

Winter Break vacation camp to be held weekdays Dec. 24–31

Photo of two school-age girls getting ready to sled down the hill at the JCC of Syracuse.The JCC of Syracuse will hold a Winter Break vacation camp for school-age children in grades K-6 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Dec. 31. The Dec. 24 vacation camp runs until 2 p.m. only. Early/late care is available every day (no late care Dec. 24) to extend the day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The camp will feature a variety of age-appropriate indoor and outdoor winter fun and activities. Discount for JCC members.   MORE >

Preorder your Mah Jongg cards from the JCC

Photo of a Mah Jongg card and tiles.The JCC is taking preorders for next year's National Mah Jongg League cards. Available in both standard size for $9 and large print format for $10, sales of the cards will benefit the JCC's Senior Meal Program. The deadline to place orders is January 14, 2022.  MORE >

Adult Tap Dance classes have started up again this fall

Photo of a pair of tap dance shoes.Tap has returned to the JCC of Syracuse after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Weekly adult Tap Dance classes are held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings this fall. The Advanced class is offered on Tuesdays from 6:30–8 p.m. On Wednesdays starting a Beginner Tap class is held from 6:30–8 p.m. followed by an Intermediate class from 8–9 p.m. The cost is $5 per person each night. No prior dance experience is necessary. Proof of COVID vaccination and wearing a mask is required to attend. Maximum 25 people per class and registration is required for every class meeting.   MORE >

HELP WANTED:
Preschool Assistant Teachers and After School Counselors

Apply now button.The JCC is seeking preschool Assistant Teachers and After School Counselors. We offer competitive pay, health club and pool membership and more. Apply today!   MORE >

Register for the JCC's After School Program

Photo of two school-age children in the JCC After School Program getting off the JCC school bus.The JCC After School Program gives children in grades K-6 a safe place to go from the close of school to 6 p.m. on school days. Children may attend anywhere from one to five days per week. In many cases, the JCC's own bus can transport kids to the program. Current JCC of Syracuse family membership is required to attend.   MORE >

Senior Kosher Lunch in-person dining has returned M-F

Photo of a table of seniors during the start of 2021 in-person dining on Fridays at the JCC.
The JCC's Senior Kosher Lunch program for seniors age 60+ has resumed in-person dining on weekdays. Indoor dining Monday–Friday at noon is open to fully vaccinated seniors. Everyone dining in-person must show their COVID vaccination card the first time they come. Wearing a mask is recommended when not eating. Reservations are required by calling the JCC by noon at least one business day in advance. Only $4.25 suggested contribution.  MORE >

Zoom exercise classes with JCC instructors!

Screenshot of Paula's 12/18/2020 Senior Strength & Balance Zoom class participants.
Pre-registration for all Zoom classes now required
We are pleased to continue offering a good mix of live Zoom exercise classes for JCC Fitness members. In order to add an extra layer of safety and security to our Zoom group exercise classes, we ask that all members now pre-register for classes. Continue staying safe at home and get exercising with our JCC instructors!  CHECK OUT THE SCHEDULE >
HOW TO PRE-REGISTER FOR CLASSES >

Fitness Center open for in-person workouts!

Photo of a Fitness member working out at the JCC with his mask on.
The JCC Fitness Center's indoor workout facilities have reopened to members for in-person workouts and personal training. Reservations are no longer required. Please wear a mask while inside the JCC's common areas and classrooms.   MORE >

In-person group exercise classes

Photo of a JCC NIA class lead by Maria.Check out our in-person group exercise classes open to JCC Fitness members. Reservations are not required (except for in-person TRX classes). Please wear a mask while inside the JCC's common areas and classrooms. Let us help you safely bring your workouts back to the JCC!   MORE >

Indoor track and basketball court open

Photo of a JCC NIA class lead by Maria.Our indoor running/walking track and indoor basketball court are open for JCC Fitness members. Reservations are not required. Please wear a mask while inside the JCC's common areas and classrooms.   MORE >

JCC online exercise videos

Workout at home until you can come back to the gym!
Click here for more videos.

Personal training with Pat

Photo of Patrick Scott, JCC sports & Fitness director.Need a little extra motivation from home? Or maybe you'd like start working out at the JCC? A personal trainer might be just what you need to keep you going.   MORE >

JCC now accepts Renew Active gym membership program

RenewActive logoThe JCC of Syracuse has started offering local seniors yet another option for working out at little or no cost. The JCC Fitness Center recently became a Renew Active by United Health care participating gym. The program is available with select United Health care Medicare Advantage plans. It offers seniors a gym membership with the JCC as an insurance benefit, usually at no additional cost.  MORE >

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