Global Navigation

Top Navigation

Left Navigation

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.
Pool Hours

Through June 24, 2018. See full summer schedule.

Sunday – Friday 9 am – 7 pm
Saturday 10 am – 7 pm
Lap swim (Mon–Fri only): Ends at noon
Wednesday, July 4
Independence Day Holiday
Main Entrance reception desk – Closed
(Main Entrance open for Pool access only)
Sports & Fitness Center open 7 am – 1 pm
Pool open 9 am – 7 pm

Fitness Center holiday group exercise schedule

Strawberry picking with the scouts June 24

Photo of three fresh-picked strawberries on a white background.Come for some berry-picking fun! PJ Library in CNY will hold a Strawberry Picking Meet-Up on Sunday, June 24 at noon at Abbott Farms in Baldwinsville. Come pick some delicious strawberries, meet the Israeli scouts and learn some of the Hebrew names for the different farm animals we see. Registration is suggested.   MORE >

Wedding Prep dance classes run through June 24

Photo of a young couple dancing at at wedding.The JCC's Sports & Fitness center is offering a Wedding Prep dance class aimed at helping individuals learn the most popular dances for the wedding season. The class started on May 13 and will continue on Sundays from 2–3 p.m. through June 24 (not June 3). The cost is $5 per class.   MORE >

"My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy" runs June 28–30

Photo of a scene from My Son the Waiter: a Jewish Trajedy."My Son The Waiter" is actor/comedian Brad Zimmerman's hilarious and inspiring story about the grit and passion required to ‘make it’ as an artist and the sweet rewards that come from never giving up on your dream. Specifically, Brad moved to New York City and “temporarily” waited tables for 29 years, while continuing to pursue his dream of comedic acting. He never gave up and many years later, he’s opened for Joan Rivers, Brad Garrett and the famed George Carlin and now has his own touring show that is as profound as it is entertaining.  MORE >

Sports & Fitness Center 4th of July schedule

Photo of young adults in a TRX group exercise class.The Fitness Center will be open on Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check out our special lineup of holiday group exercise classes!   MORE >

JCC's sold out 2018 Gala a big-time celebration

Photo of a place setting at the JCC's 2018 Annual Meeting & Gala.This year's 155th Annual JCC Meeting & Gala, presented by naming sponsor The Wladis Companies, was one of the center's biggest and most successful to date. The sold-out event, held on Sunday, June 3, at Owera Vineyards in Cazenovia, drew over 260 people. Supporters came together to celebrate the JCC and honor a large slate of award recipients, all while enjoying an authentic New York-style deli brunch catered by Essen New York Deli from Brooklyn.  MORE >

JCC a weekly pick-up location for Main Street Farms CSA

Photo of veggies from Main Street Farms CSA.Get your weekly deliveries of fresh, local organic veggies here at the JCC! We're excited to partner with Cortland's Main Street Farms CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) again this year to be a drop-off point for the farm. Each week on Thursdays the farm's subscribers can pick up their veggies from the JCC.   MORE >

Aqua Fitness group exercise class—workout in the water!

Image of a swimmer in the water.This fun class is designed to improve overall cardiovascular fitness and flexibility. Classes are held in the JCC's outdoor heated pool and set to music in order to get you moving! All ages are welcome. The class is free for Fitness members and $10 per class for non-fitness members.  MORE >

Tzofim Friendship Caravan coming to the JCC July 18

2016 Tzofim Friendship Caravan logo.Get ready to sing and dance! The 2018 Tzofim Friendship Caravan will perform at the JCC of Syracuse on Wednesday, July 18 at 7 p.m. Through song and dance, conversations and activities, the Caravan will warm your heart and bring a piece of Israel right to you. The show is free and open to the public.   MORE >

Summer senior kosher dinners held Monday evenings

Photo of three seniors attending the JCC's Senior Adult Dining Program.The JCC of Syracuse's Monday evening senior kosher dinners have returned! The weekly dinners are held on Mondays at 5 p.m. and feature a hot, nutritious and well-balanced kosher meal. Live entertainment by musicians and other performers is included as part of each dinner program. This JCC summertime tradition runs through August 28. Registration is required.   MORE >

Seniors serious about fitness at the JCC

Photo of a male senior stretching during a group exercise class at the JCC.There's something for everyone at the JCC Fitness Center. Even for seniors who are 96-years old and older. Whether you're looking to stay well or improve your function, the JCC Fitness Center can help.   MORE >

Mother's Day celebrated at the JCC

Photo of Shirley 'Shush' Martin waving a mini American flag during the JCC senior lunch's Mother's Day luncheon on May 11, 2018.On Friday, May 11 the JCC's Bobbi Epstein Lewis Senior Adult Dining Program celebrated Mother's Day with great enthusiasm and joy. In addition to the usual Friday Shabbat prayers and festive meal, all mothers in attendance received Mother's Day cards made by the JCC's preschoolers.   MORE >

We remember the Holocaust

Photo of a senior male during the JCC's senior lunch's Holocaust remembrance luncheon on April 13, 2018.The seniors of the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center held a commemoration on Friday, April 13 during the senior kosher lunch in which they prayed for the victims of the Holocaust and for hope that such a genocide should never happen again to anyone.   MORE >

Passover 2018
Celebrating Passover around the JCC

JCC ECDP student Levi Sickles tastes the bitterness of the bitter herb (parsley) on his seder plate.From the very young to the most senior members of the JCC family, Passover celebrations around the JCC were in high-gear on March 28. And every celebration seemed to sprout its own collection of special moments.   MORE >

Passover 2018
Making matzah at the JCC

A JCC ECDP student shows off her matzah dough during the Model Matzah Bakery at the JCC.Check out the JCC's littlest matzah bakers—children in the Jerome and Phyllis Charney Early Childhood Development Program—who got a lesson in matzah making when the Model Matzah Bakery came to town in March.   MORE >

Early Childhood Program open enrollment happening now

Photo of a preschool boy looking up from his drawing.We provide a caring and nurturing environment to help children explore their world with curiosity and passion. Call today to schedule a tour!   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 >