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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.
Monday, Feb. 18 –
Friday, Feb. 22
All Day – February Break Vacation Camp
for grades K-6
Thursday, Feb. 21 6:45 pm – Rumba dance lessons with Maria
Tuesday, Feb. 26 6:30 pm – Adult Tap Dance Classes
Friday, March 1 5:30 pm – Musical Family Shabbat
Saturday, March 2 2 pm – Jewish Community Night at the Crunch
Sunday, March 3 2:30 pm – 'Sing' movie screening—FREE

Next Jammin' Klezmer Sunday to be held Feb. 17

Photo of a klezmer band member playing the violin.The JCC of Syracuse will host a jammin' Klezmer Sunday musical event on Feb. 17 from 2–4 p.m. The free performance is open to the public and anyone wishing to join in the musical jam is welcome. The local Keyna Hora Klezmer Band will be the program's host band.   MORE >

February Break vacation camp coming Feb. 18-22

Photo of a young girl carrying her sled up a hill.Get set for your child to embark on a new and exciting adventure each day during the upcoming February school break! The JCC of Syracuse will offer a February Break vacation camp for school-age children, grades K-6, on Monday, Feb. 18 through Friday, Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Early/late care to extend each day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. is available and half-day programs are offered most days. Discount for JCC members.   MORE >

Do the Rumba Thursdays in February

Image of a couple in red and black silhouette doing the rumba.The JCC Fitness Center is offering a weekly Rumba dance class for adults on Thursdays starting Feb. 7 from 6:45–7:45 p.m. The cost is $5 per person each night. All are welcome and pre-registration is not required. Attendees should check-in at the Fitness Center.   MORE >

Tap dance classes return to the JCC Feb. 26

Photo of a pair of tap dance shoes.Adult tap dance classes will start up again on Tuesdays beginning Feb. 26 at the JCC of Syracuse. Four class levels will be 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. The cost is $5 per person each evening and the classes will run through May 21. All are welcome!   MORE >

Friday Night Live! A Musical Family Shabbat March 1

Optum logoCome join the Federation's Young Jewish Leadership group as they welcome Shabbat with music by singer/songwriter Jacob "Spike" Kraus on March 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the JCC. A delicious Shabbat dinner will be served. Purchase your tickets today!   MORE >

Donations of gently used books sought for fundraiser

Closeup photo of used childrens books.The JCC of Syracuse is seeking donations of gently used books for its upcoming book sale fundraiser. Books suitable for all ages and in generally good condition may be dropped off at the JCC through Wednesday, March 20. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the JCC's childrens and seniors programs.   MORE >

Jewish Community Night at the Syracuse Crunch on March 2

Syracuse Crunch logo.Saturday, March 2 is Jewish Community Night at the Syracuse Crunch vs. the Rochester Americans. The game starts at 7 p.m. at the OnCenter War Memorial Arena in downtown Syracuse. Tickets to join in on the fun and action of this long-standing rivalry are available for the discounted price of only $18.   MORE >

Free family movie matinee at the JCC March 3

Image of the character Gunter from the Sing movie.The JCC of Syracuse will hold a family movie matinee and screen the Illumination film Sing on Sunday, March 3 at 2:30p.m. at the JCC, 5655 Thompson Rd., DeWitt. The event is free and open to the community.   MORE >

Kids Yoga class for preschoolers starts Feb. 13

Two preschool children pictured during a Kids Yoga class at the JCC of Syracuse.The JCC's Early Childhood Development Program will offer a weekly Kids Yoga class for 3-5 year olds on Wednesdays from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. starting Feb. 13. The eight-week class runs through April 10. All are welcome. Discount for JCC members.   MORE >

JCC to offer free tutoring program starting Feb. 4

Photo of a school-age girl during a tutoring session with her teacher.The Caterpillar to Butterfly Reading and Tutoring Support Program starts on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. This free program will provide on-on-one reading tutoring on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30–5:30 p.m. for children in grades K–2 and grades 5–6 who are performing below their grade level. A separate small-group writer's workshop will also be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30–6 p.m. for any child in grades K–2 and grades 5–6.   MORE >

HELP WANTED: Cardio Kickboxing Instructor, Yoga Instructor

Apply now iconOur Sports & Fitness Center is seeking to fill two positions: a Cardio Kickboxing Instructor and a Yoga Instructor.   MORE >

JCC now accepts Optum gym membership program

Optum logoThe JCC of Syracuse has started offering many local seniors another option for working out at little or no cost. The JCC Fitness Center recently became a UnitedHealthcare Optum participating gym. Through some of Optum's health plans for seniors, a gym membership with the JCC is available as an insurance benefit, usually at no additional cost.  MORE >

NEW! Play pickleball at the JCC

The JCC's Patrick Scott, sports & fitness director, demonstrates his pickleball volleying technique recently on one of the center's outdoor pickleball courts.The JCC's Fitness Center offers pickleball play on its indoor and two outdoor courts (weather permitting). All are welcome! Paddles and balls are available to use free of charge. Pickleball is free for JCC Fitness members. Court reservations are suggested.   MORE >

JCC Fitness Center now offers WERQ

WERQ logo.One of the hottest group exercise classes has arrived at the JCC! Our Sports & Fitness Center now offers the WERQ Dance Fitness class on Mondays from 5:45–6:30 p.m. WERQ and Core, a modified version, is offered on Tuesdays from 9–9:45 a.m. Both classes are free for JCC Fitness members.   MORE >

JCC Shape-Up programs
Choose a workout, get the results you want

Photo of a young woman sitting on the floor and stretching.Want to kick your workouts into high gear? Or how about focus on a certain body area like your belly or legs? Then look to a JCC's Spring Shape-Up fitness program to help you get the results you want, where you want them. Choose from 14, 21 and 30 day workout programs designed to target specific body areas. Choose your own start date and get going!   MORE >