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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.
Free presentation on peacetime draft during cold war Dec. 4

Cover of the book The Peacetime Draft During the Cold War.When you hear the word "draft," do you think of poor insulation in your home or maybe the annual event where professional sports teams select new players? Until 1973, for most people the word draft would usually bring up thoughts of compulsory military service. Well, this is the "draft" that will be the focus of an upcoming event, The Peacetime Draft During the Cold War, a presentation to be given on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. at the JCC. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.   MORE >

Purchase the NEW 2017 SaveAround book TODAY!

Cover of the 2017 SaveAround coupon book.Purchasing a 2017 SaveAround 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 today at the JCC.   MORE >

Kids fitness and recreation classes start week of Dec. 5

Photo of a girl holding a basketball.The JCC will kick off another round of fitness and recreation classes aimed at getting kids moving and having fun. The classes are open to preschool and school-age boys and girls. Most classes start the week of Dec. 5, 2016 and run through early March, 2017. JCC membership is not required, although members receive a discount.   MORE >

Preorder your Mah Jongg cards from the JCC

Close-up photo of Mah Jongg tiles.The JCC of Syracuse is taking preorders for 2017 National Mah Jongg League cards. Available in both standard size for $8 each and large print format for $9 each, sales of the cards will benefit the JCC's Bobbi Epstein Lewis Senior Adult Dining Program. The deadline to place orders is January 13, 2017.  MORE >

Plant a tree in Israel—no travel required!

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 >

Free JCC daytrip for teens to Philly Dec. 11

National Museum of American Jewish History logo.The JCC of Syracuse, in collaboration with area synagogues, will host a free "JCC Teen Initiative" excursion for students in grades 8-12 to the National Museum of American Jewish History on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016. The trip will run from 8 a.m. to around 10:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.  MORE >

Order your holiday gift cards from the JCC!

JCC gift cards image.Purchase gift cards from the JCC this holiday season and help support the Early Childhood Development Program and Children's Department. It's easy! Simply download our gift card order form, fill it out and drop it off at the JCC front desk. Your gift cards will be delivered in time for the holidays!  MORE >

Ballroom and Latin Dance classes start Jan. 5

Photo of a couple dancing.The JCC of Syracuse's Neulander Family Sports & Fitness Center will hold adult Ballroom and Latin Dance classes on Thursday evenings starting Jan. 5, 2017. Ballroom Dance begins at 6:30 p.m. and Latin Dance is at 7:30 p.m. No experience is necessary. The cost is $5 per person each evening.   MORE >

New Kidz 'N Motion class starts Jan. 5

Photo of a girl jumping and exercising.Helping children acquire healthy habits at an early age can lead to positive behaviors as adults. To assist school-age children with this, the JCC of Syracuse's Neulander Family Sports & Fitness Center will offer its new Kidz 'N Motion class on Thursday afternoons, starting Jan. 5, 2017. The class, for kids in grades 3-6, will run from 3:30–4:30 p.m. through Feb. 9. Discount for JCC of Syracuse members.   MORE >

Calling all high school rockers!
Bands sought for 15th annual JCC Battle of the Bands

Silhouette image of a rock guitarist.The JCC of Syracuse is once again seeking rock and other musical groups to enter and play in its high school Battle of the Bands concert. This 15th annual competition will be held on January 14, 2017. The winner will receive a $200 cash prize and eight hours of recording time at More Sound studio. The deadline for bands to register is Jan. 6, 2017.   MORE >

Lock your vehicle and don't leave valuables in plain sight

An isolated incident of vehicle break-ins here at the JCC recently is an important reminder to always take proper precautions. Even if you're just running into the building for a few minutes.   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 >

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 >

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 >