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The JCC of Syracuse is a great place for the entire family to come together with the community. With programs and services for infants, toddlers, school-age children, teens, adults and seniors, we offer something for everyone! Come visit and tour our facilities. You don't have to be Jewish to become a member of the JCC.
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JCC of Syracuse to hold annual Purim Carnival March 1

Purim Carnival logo.A fun-filled day of games, prizes, food and more will once again highlight this year’s JCC of Syracuse Purim Carnival. The annual family-oriented event will be held on Sunday, March 1 from noon to 4 p.m. at the JCC. There will be plenty of interactive and entertaining activities for preschool and school-age children and their families. Admission is free and open to the public.   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 Friday, Feb. 27. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the JCC’s childrens and seniors programs.   MORE >

Win big at weight loss with new JCC program

Photo of a young woman demonstrating her weight loss by wearing a pair of oversized jeans.Win big at losing! For individuals struggling to lose weight or looking to get their summer beach bodies ready, the JCC of Syracuse has a new program designed to meet these challenges. Our Biggest Winner boot camp focuses on exercise, motivation and diet tailored to your abilities and weight-loss goals. Let us help you get fit and be the biggest winner that you can be. This six-week program starts on Saturday, March 14. Classes are held three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The program runs through April 25.   MORE >

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JCC of Syracuse announces 2015 Annual Meeting and award recipients

Photo of a young woman demonstrating her weight loss by wearing a pair of oversized jeans.A celebration of selfless giving and community will highlight the JCC of Syracuse’s 152nd Annual Meeting and Gala on Sunday, June 7. The JCC will present six awards recognizing outstanding service given to the JCC and to the local community. The event will feature an elegant French country brunch at Owera Vineyards in Cazenovia. This is the JCC’s biggest and most important annual fundraiser as the event’s proceeds will provide significant funding for scholarships to individuals in the JCC’s early childhood, after school, summer camp and senior programs.   MORE >

Openings still available for free "healthy lifestyles" class for pre-teens

Photo of a pre-teen girl running.The JCC of Syracuse continues to enroll fifth and sixth graders in its weekly Healthy Bodies class held on Tuesdays from 3:15-4:15 p.m. The coed classes, part of the JCC's After School Program, are designed to engage pre-teens, or “tweens,” to help them acquire and maintain healthy lifestyle habits through good nutrition and fitness. This free program, funded by a grant from the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation, runs through May.  MORE >

Sporing tap dance classes running now through May

Photo of a pair of tap dance shoes.The JCC has once again started up another round of adult tap dance classes on Tuesday evenings. 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. The classes are open to anyone age 12 and older, and no prior dance experience is necessary.   MORE >

February Break vacation camp coming Feb. 16-20

Photo of a young boy climbing through an obstacle course tunnel in the JCC's gym.Make each day a new and exciting adventure for your child during the upcoming February school break. The JCC of Syracuse is offering a February Break vacation camp for school-age children, grades K-6 to be held Feb. 16-20. Children may attend just one day or all five days. Half-day programs and extended childcare are also available. The camp will feature various age-appropriate indoor and outdoor activities, special theme days and local field trips.   MORE >

Casual Plaid wins 13th annual JCC Battle of the Bands

Photo of Casual Plaid's Erica Ylitalo.Progressive roots-rock bluegrass band Casual Plaid from Marcellus High School won the JCC's Battle of the Bands competition on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015. The concert, held at The Syracuse Project 4 Our Teens (SPOT), the JCC's teen center in ShoppingTown Mall, DeWitt, drew over 250 people to see the six high school bands from across Onondaga County compete. Pictured are the members of Casual Plaid during their set, from left, Mike Clark, Aaron Fern, Sean King and Erica Ylitalo.   MORE >

Preschoolers get serious about fire safety

Photo of a JCC preschooler being helped out of a fire truck during the preschool class' recent visit to the DeWitt Fire Department.It’s never too early for kids to learn about fire safety and how to protect themselves. That’s exactly what children in the JCC of Syracuse’s Early Childhood Development Program learned recently as part of Fire Prevention Week.   MORE >

Physical therapist opens office at JCC's sports center

Photo of Alexander S. Talev, physical therapist and owner of Home Stretch Physical Therapy, who recently opened a physical therapy clinic at the JCC of Syracuse.Alexander S. Talev, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT, CSCS, owner of Home Stretch Physical Therapy, P.C., recently opened a physical therapy clinic at the JCC's Neulander Family Sports and Fitness Center. Talev specializes in treatment and management of balance disorders/falls, orthopedic injuries (including post-surgical conditions such as joint replacement), spine care, neurological conditions, arthritis and pain management.   MORE >

After School Program offers more than a babysitter and day care

Photo of a school-age boy doing homework at a table.Busy families looking for options on where their children can go after school until mom or dad get home from work don’t have to look very far. Our After School Program offers school-age children a safe place to go for fun, educational and recreational activities.  MORE >


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