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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.
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 >

Defensive driving course offered Feb. 25 and 26

Photo of a young man in a car driver's seat looking in the rearview mirror.This is a two-day, six-hour class to be held from 9 a.m. to noon both days here at the JCC. Attendees must come both days and bring their drivers license. The class is open to licensed drivers of all ages and costs $25 per person.   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 >

JCC launches free "healthy lifestyles" class for pre-teens

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

Enrollment special for toddlers and preschoolers
$100 off a new membership for 2014-15 school year

Photo of a preschool girl reading.As Central New York's most comprehensive child-care facility and preschool, the JCC's Early Childhood Development Program wants to make enrolling your toddler or preschooler for the remainder of the 2014-15 school year more affordable. So we're taking $100 off a new membership when you enroll your toddler or pre-k child.   MORE >

Registration for kids fitness and recreation classes continues

Photo of a girl holding a basketball.Another round of dance, gymnastics, basketball, karate and rookie sports classes for kids recently started up again at the JCC. The classes, open to preschool and school-age boys and girls, are designed to get kids moving and having fun. The classes run through early March, 2015 and are open to the community. JCC membership is not required to enroll, although enrollment is discounted for members.    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 >