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The JCC of Syracuse: Your Center

Share in a long tradition. Come to the place where the Syracuse Jewish community has come together for generations to celebrate, educate, organize and have fun. With programs and services for children, teens, adults and seniors, there is something for everyone at the JCC. Membership options vary. Call 315-445-2360 to schedule a tour.


The JCC Neulander Family Sports and Fitness Center:
What's Your Goal?

The mission of the Neulander Family Sports and Fitness Center is to provide a safe, never crowded, non-judgmental, state-of-the-art fitness center for all members of the community. Through our certified fitness professionals and friendly staff, we provide the knowledge, expertise and environment for everyone to reach their fitness goals. The Fitness Center is a place where everyone can feel welcome.

The fitness facility includes Precor® cardio and circuit training equipment; a free weight room; Keiser M3 bikes; a collegiate-sized gymnasium; a banked indoor, windowed track; two outdoor heated pools; massage therapy; and clean locker rooms with towel service provided.

Fitness center programming features group exercise classes that range from the Group Cycle, Muscle Sculpt and TRX, to Yoga, NIA and Senior Fit, as well as instructional Ballroom dance, Latin dance and adult tap. Members receive a free one-hour fitness consultation upon joining the fitness center.

The fitness center also offers kids classes, through our Kidz ‘N Motion program. This is the perfect program to teach kids to be healthy and have a lifelong love for fitness. Exercise can be fun, not punishment; that is what this class is all about.

Fitness memberships are designed to meet the needs of each individual and family. With memberships offered for teens age 13 and up, and special senior memberships, the JCC is the right place to meet your goals.



Jerome & Phyllis Charney Early Childhood Development Program

Learn, explore, develop and socialize with the JCC's Early Childhood Development Program. Designed for children ages 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten, the program develops each child's social, intellectual and physical well-being.

A four-star rated program, ECDP creates a safe environment that nurtures children as they learn, explore and discover. With flexible scheduling, enrichment classes and affordable programming, ECDP is the perfect fit for any family.

During these formative years it is essential to offer young children an arena in which to discover the world around them and participate in educational, yet fun, activities that will introduce them to the concepts of learning and team work. The highly qualified and encouraging staff at the ECDP program provides an atmosphere in which children come to recognize their needs as well as the needs and rights of their peers.

We provide a developmentally appropriate environment that allows every child to know the true joy of discovery through a broad spectrum of experiences.


After School Program

Offered for school-age children in kindergarten through seventh grade, the JCC's state licensed after school program is fun and educational, and provides safe care for your child after the school day ends. Children enjoy their afternoon with snacks, activities and supervision. After school kids use the JCC gymnasium for games and activities, the children's room for arts and crafts, the JCC conference room for homework, the teen lounge for computer games and relaxation, the JCC playground for recreation and the outdoor pool to make the most of warm spring and summer afternoons.


Kids' Night Out

Give yourself a night off while your kids enjoy a night out at the JCC. Kids' Night Out, held on Saturday nights three times a year, is full of activities, fun foods and new-release movies.


Vacation Camps

School vacations do not have to mean hours of TV, video games and boredom. Children get the most out of their vacations with field trips, games, visitors and activities at the JCC vacation camps during all school holidays and breaks.


Camp Rishon

There is no better way to spend summer than at the JCC's Camp Rishon day camps, which are for children from grades one through nine. Offering everything from the traditional summer camp experience with Camp Nitzanim to the specialty camps, Camp Rishon is a safe place for your children to enjoy the summer.

If traditional camp activities aren't your thing, choose between specialty camps that range from arts and sports camps to rocketry, gymnastics, secret agent and horseback riding camps. There is also STARS for campers entering grades six to nine, with daily trips to various amusement and water parks. There are also various programs and classes for teens who want to enjoy their summer with age-appropriate activities and free time at the JCC. Youths who are 15 can be CITs and learn the skills needed to become a camp counselor. Camp programming includes daily free and recreational swimming, optional overnights, and both early and late-care options.


HPER: Health, Physical Education and Recreation

The JCC's HPER program offers classes to children aged 3 and up. Classes include a gymnastics program, karate, Iddy Biddy Basketball, ballet and more.

The JCC gymnastics program offers basic classes as well as a gymnastics team that participates in regional competitions.



Teen events at the JCC bring together teens from all over the Syracuse area. Battle of the Bands, an annual event at the JCC, hosts local high school bands and their fans in a friendly competition. The JCC's primary goal is to gather teens of all ages to create new friendships in a safe, yet enjoyable, environment.



The adult services department provides social, cultural and educational programs to adults in the community. Programs range from the annual dinner dance, Israeli Art Show, Yom Ha'atzmaut celebration and movie.


Senior Adults

With funding from the Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth, the JCC provides affordable kosher meals to all seniors aged 60 and over five days a week. Many seniors spend hours at the JCC playing mah jongg and attending the Neulander Family Sports and Fitness Center's senior adult group exercise classes. We offer senior adults many opportunities to stay active, social and involved in the community.