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The JCC of Syracuse is all about families and 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.
The Cuddlefish win 14th annual JCC Battle of the Bands

Photo of the band Casual Plaid, winner of the 13th annaul JCC Battle of the Bands on Jan. 17, 2015.
Alternative ska band The Cuddlefish from Onondaga High School won the JCC's Battle of the Bands competition on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. The concert, held at the JCC, drew 350 people to see eight high school bands from across Central New York compete. Pictured from left is the JCC's Mick Hagan, director of Children and Teen Services, along with The Cuddlefish's members Ryan Cass, keyboard; Max Marcy, lead guitar; Joe Russo, trombone; Noah Dardaris, drums; and Garrit Peck, bass guitar.   MORE >

PJ Library to hold Tikkun Olam mitzvah day Feb. 7

Image of colorful hands with heart palms held up.PJ Library in CNY will hold a Tikkun Olam mitzvah day for families with young children on Sunday, Feb. 7 from 1-3 p.m. at the JCC. Activities will focus on healing the world and helping people around us. The event is free and open to the public.  MORE >

February Break vacation camp coming Feb. 15-19

Photo of a young boy climbing through an obstacle course tunnel in the JCC's gym.Let your child enjoy 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. 15 through Friday, Feb. 19 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.   MORE >

JCC "adopts" a sloth named Todah

Image of colorful hands with heart palms held up.Have you seen a laid back, friendly furry creature hanging out at the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse lately? Well, that's the JCC's newest member Todah, an adopted sloth puppet!   MORE >

Early Childhood Program early bird registration happening now

Photo of a preschool girl reading.When it comes childcare for your little one this coming fall, now is the time to start planning. Early registration for the 2016–2017 school year will open to current ECDP families and JCC members on Feb. 1. New families may take advantage of early bird registration by joining the JCC of Syracuse now in order to reserve their child's spot for the fall.  MORE >

Israeli lyric singer Naama Liany to perform free recital Feb. 17

Photo of Israeli mezzo soprano singer Naama Liany.Mezzo soprano singer Naama Liany will give a free recital on Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Everson Museum, downtown Syracuse. She will explore the delicious arias and songs of the 19th century Italian Bel Canto period through the works of Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti. The concert is free and open to the public.   MORE >

Kids Yoga class for preschoolers begins Feb. 24

Image of a child seated in a yoga pose.The JCC's Early Childhood Development Program will offer a a weekly Kids Yoga class for 3-5 year old children on Wednesdays starting Feb. 24 from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. This four-week child-friendly yoga class is designed to help kids build concentration, strength, flexibility, self-control and balance. Children do not need to be enrolled in the JCC's Early Childhood Program and JCC membership is not required to take the class, however members receive a discount.    MORE >

JCC to host tick and tick borne illnesses educational forum Feb. 24

Closeup photo of a tick.Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County will present an educational forum on ticks and tick borne illnesses on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the JCC. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.   MORE >

Remembering Dolph Schayes for his off-the-court connections

Photo of a young boy climbing through an obstacle course tunnel in the JCC's gym.Two friends on a day trip to the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia a few years ago, enjoying the exhibits without drawing attention to the fact that one of them was the NBA’s greatest Jewish basketball player. That’s just one of the many fond memories Steve Herwood has of his friend and basketball legend Dolph Schayes, who passed away from cancer at age 87 in December.  MORE >

Tap dance classes starting up again March 1

Photo of a pair of tap dance shoes.Tuesday evening adult tap dance classes will start up again on March 1 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. Ages 12 and older are welcome. The cost is $5 per evening.   MORE >

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PJ Library logo.Every time a qualifying family signs up for PJ Library and mentions your name, you are entered into a drawing for an Amazon Fire Kids Edition. Every referring family also receives a PJ Library lunchbox. Contest ends March 21, 2016.   MORE >

JCC offers TRX for Golf class on Sundays

Photo of man in mid swing about to drive a golf ball.The JCC's Neulander Family Sports & Fitness Center has started offering a TRX for Golf class on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. This new class features TRX (total body resistance exercise) training specifically designed to help golfers with off-season conditioning. JCC Fitness membership is not required.   MORE >

Cancer Survivors Exercise Class meets three times a week

Photo of Laurie Kushner, personal trainer certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, who is also a cancer exercise specialist certified through the Cancer Exercise Training Institute.The JCC's Neulander Family Sports & Fitness Center recently began offering a Cancer Survivors Exercise Class on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon, Fridays from 4:30–5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9–10 a.m. The class is geared toward helping participants begin a fitness regimen or recover their previous fitness level after cancer treatments.  MORE >

JCC adds new member referral program

Photo of three friends giving the thumbs up.The JCC of Syracuse recently added a new member referral program as a benefit of membership with the center. Members can receive one month added to their annual membership term for every friend or family member they refer who joins the JCC Sports & Fitness Center.   MORE >

Neighborhood Advisor Program comes back to the JCC

Photo of two senior women.The JCC recently became re-established as a Neighborhood Advisor Program site offering outreach, information and referral services to seniors in the DeWitt, Fayetteville and Manlius areas. Sharon Kieffer is the JCC's Neighborhood Advisor. The program is part of the Onondaga County Department of Adult & Long Term Care Services.   MORE >

JCC's school-year programs help kids learn and grow

School-age children getting off the bus at the JCC on the first day of school.It's that time of year again... A new school year has begun! From preschool and after school care to dance, gymnastics and other classes, we offer many quality programs to help children learn and grow.  MORE >