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Free presentation on peacetime draft during cold war Dec. 4

Photo of a woman receiving a chair massage.When you hear the word "draft," do you think of poor insulation in your home or maybe the annual event where professional sports teams select new players? Until 1973, for most people the word draft would usually bring up thoughts of compulsory military service. Well, this is the "draft" that will be the focus of an upcoming event, The Peacetime Draft During the Cold War, a presentation to be given on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. at the JCC. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.   MORE >

Purchase the NEW 2017 SaveAround book TODAY!

Photo collage of scenes from the film People and Places of the Syracuse Jewish Community.Purchasing a 2017 SaveAround coupon book can lead to some great money-saving deals. Plus, you'll be helping to support this JCC of Syracuse fundraiser! The book is only $25 and makes the perfect gift! Buy yours today at the JCC.   MORE >

Preorder your Mah Jongg cards from the JCC

Close-up photo of Mah Jongg tiles.The JCC of Syracuse is taking preorders for 2017 National Mah Jongg League cards. Available in both standard size for $8 each and large print format for $9 each, sales of the cards will benefit the JCC's Bobbi Epstein Lewis Senior Adult Dining Program. The deadline to place orders is January 13, 2017.  MORE >

Free "On the Map" film screening Oct. 23

Photo of a loaf of challah bread.We will be sponsoring a free screening of award-winning director Dani Menkin’s latest film “On the Map” on Sunday, October 23 at 2 pm at the JCC of Syracuse. The film, part of this year's Syracuse International Film Festival, tells the story of the underdog ’76-’77 Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team that defeated the Soviet Union in 1977 and put Israel firmly on the map. A question and answer session featuring Menkin will follow.   MORE >

"People and Places of the Syracuse Jewish Community" free film screening Oct. 30

Photo collage of scenes from the film People and Places of the Syracuse Jewish Community.On Sunday, October 30, the Judaic Heritage Center, in partnership with the JCC of Syracuse and the Jewish Federation of CNY, will host a free showing of "People and Places of the Syracuse Jewish Community," the new video by Jay Lurie. The event will run from 2–4:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Free refreshments will be available.   MORE >

Family Gym returns on Sundays

Image of a cartoon family holding hands.Get moving and enjoy a variety of structured and unstructured play with your child! Sundays 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. FREE for JCC Sports & Fitness members!   MORE >

$10,000 World Series of Poker seat qualifier event Oct. 30 at Albany JCC

Photo of the ace of spades and king of spades cards being partially lifted up from a poker table.This 2017 Main Event No-Limit Texas Holdem poker event will begin at noon. No Experience necessary, all are welcome. Doors open 10:30 a.m. Tutorial table available. $175 buy-in if registered by Oct. 18, $200 at door. Food included. All proceeds support the Albany JCC programs.   MORE >

Fall Sunday series offers drumming, yoga and painting programs

Illustration of fall leaves.Syracuse Jewish Family Service continues to hold "Family Time with the Family Service," a series of wellness events on Sundays this fall at the JCC of Syracuse. The events—drumming circles, family-style yoga and painting—started in Sept. and will continue through Dec. 11.   MORE >

Tap dance classes starting up again Sept. 13

Photo of a pair of tap dance shoes.The JCC is once again gearing up for another round of adult tap dance classes this fall. The weekly classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from Sept. 13 through Dec. 13, except for Oct. 4 and Oct. 11 due to Jewish holidays. The classes are open to anyone age 12 and older, and no prior dance experience is necessary. The cost is $5 per person each evening.   MORE >

Defensive driving course offered Sept. 18

Photo of a young man and a young woman in a red car.The JCC will host a defensive driving course on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class is $25 per person ($20 for JCC of Syracuse members) and open to licensed drivers of all ages. Attendees must bring their drivers license.   MORE >

Seniors Reaching Out to perform at the JCC June 26

Image of theater masks comedy tragedy.Seniors Reaching Out (SRO), a local theater troupe featuring singers, readers, monologues and scenes from popular plays, will perform a free show at the JCC of Syracuse on Sunday, June 26 at 1 p.m. It will feature an hour of singing, music and laughs. All are welcome and registration is not necessary.  MORE >

AARP Driver Safety course coming June 7 and 8

Photo of a senior couple in a car.The JCC of Syracuse will host an AARP Driver Safety course for seniors on Tuesday, June 7, and Wednesday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to noon both days. The class is $25 per person ($20 for AARP members) and open to licensed drivers age 50 and older. Attendees must come both days and bring their drivers license.   MORE >

Summer senior kosher dinners starting up again June 20

Photo of a senior couple attending the JCC's Senior Adult Dining Program.The JCC of Syracuse's Monday evening senior kosher dinners will kick off for the summer starting on June 20, 2016. The weekly dinners will be 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 will run through August. Registration is required.   MORE >

JCC now accepts SilverSneakers gym membership program

SilverSneakers logo.The JCC's Sports & Fitness Center is now a Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness participating gym. SilverSneakers is an insurance benefit included in more than 65 Medicare health plans which provides gym memberships to their insureds, usually at no additional cost.   MORE >

JCC's senior dining programs receive Maloff naming gift

Photo of a senior man skateboarding.The Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center's Bobbi Epstein Lewis Senior Adult Dining Program has received a generous naming gift for two of its programs. The Maloff family recently made a donation to the JCC in memory of the late Dr. Morton and Mrs. Libby Maloff for the Senior Lunch and Learn series held periodically throughout the year as well as for the Summer Senior Dinners held on Monday evenings each summer. These programs going forward will be named after Dr. Morton and Mrs. Libby Maloff.   MORE >

"Senior Exercise" lunch program March 25

Photo of a senior man skateboarding.The JCC will hold a Senior Exercise Lunch and Learn program on Friday, March 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The event will begin with a hot kosher lunch followed by a presentation by Pat Scott, the JCC's new Sports & Fitness Center director. Scott will offer exercise and fitness tips for seniors and discuss the JCC Fitness Center's group exercise classes and other amenities geared toward seniors Registration is required.   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 of Syracuse on 5655 Thompson Rd. in DeWitt through Friday, March 18. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the JCC's childrens and seniors programs.   MORE >

March 15 and 16 AARP Driver Safety course is full

Photo of a senior couple in a car.The March 15 and 16 AARP Driver Safety course for seniors is completely full. However, we are currently taking reservations for other upcoming courses to be held here at the JCC.   MORE >

JCC to hold early New Year's Eve celebration for seniors

Image of a New Year's Eve toast.You don’t have to wait until midnight to celebrate the New Year. A "Noon" Year’s Eve Party for seniors will be held on Thursday, Dec. 31 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the JCC. The event, part of the JCC’s Senior Dining Program, will begin with a kosher lunch and followed by live music, dancing and New Year's fun. $5 suggested contribution per person. Registration required by Dec. 23.   MORE >

Defensive driving course offered Dec. 15 and 16

Photo of a young man and a young woman in a red car.This is a two-day, six-hour class to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on June 2 and 3 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 >

Chanukah luncheon for seniors to be held Dec. 9

Photo of a menorah.The JCC of Syracuse will hold a Chanukah luncheon for seniors on Wednesday, Dec. 9 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Join us for latkes and a special holiday lunch as we celebrate Chanukah with the Keyna Hora Klezmer Band. Registration is required.   MORE >

Preorder your Mah Jongg cards from the JCC

Close-up photo of Mah Jongg tiles.The JCC of Syracuse is taking preorders for 2016 National Mah Jongg League cards. Available in both standard size for $8 each and large print format for $9 each, sales of the cards will benefit the JCC's Senior Meal Program. The deadline to place orders is January 15, 2016.  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 >

Nov. 6 strength and balance lunch program for seniors

Photo of a senior man skateboarding.The JCC's next Senior Lunch and Learn program on will be held on Friday, Nov. 6 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker Paula Pacini, JCC Sports & Fitness Center group exercise coordinator, will present "Senior Strength and Balance" and demonstrate safe and effective exercises for seniors. Registration is required.   MORE >

JCC to offer "Flu Shot Q&A" lunch program Aug. 28

Flu shot needle icon.The JCC of Syracuse will hold a "Flu Shot Q&A" program, as part of its monthly Senior Lunch and Learn series, on Friday, August 28 from noon to 1:30 p.m. The session will begin with a hot kosher lunch followed by a guest speaker from Rite Aid Pharmacy. Lunch will be free for any senior who remains for the presentation. Registration is required.   MORE >

JCC to host Syracuse Repair Café Aug. 2

Syracuse Repair Cafe logo.Got a toaster, pair of jeans, bicycle or something else that you'd like to get fixed? For free? Then bring it to the next Syracuse Repair Café being held on Sunday, Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the JCC. No appointment is necessary; simply walk in.  MORE >

Financial abuse program for seniors to be held July 17

Photo of George Washington on a dollar bill.The JCC of Syracuse will hold “Speaking Out Against Senior Financial Abuse” on Friday, July 17 from noon to 2 p.m. The presentation will cover what seniors need to know about protecting themselves from financial abuse. Specific topics will include money management, applying for benefits, avoiding fraud/scams and more. There is a $3.50 suggested contribution for the lunch. Registration is required.   MORE >

New group exercise class...
Tai Chi for Arthritis offered Friday mornings

Photo of a woman in a tai chi pose.Our Family Sports & Fitness Center will begin offering Tai Chi for Arthritis, a new group exercise class, starting on June 5. The weekly class will be held on Fridays from 10-10:55 a.m. in the upstairs exercise studio. Although it is geared toward helping people with arthritis reduce pain and improve many aspects of health, you don't need to be diagnosed with arthritis to participate in the class.   MORE >

Summer senior kosher dinners starting up again June 1

Photo of a young man in a car driver's seat looking in the rearview mirror.The JCC's Monday evening senior kosher dinners will kick off for the summer starting on June 1. The weekly dinners will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. and feature a hot, nutritious and well-balanced kosher meal. Live entertainment will be included as part of each dinner program. This JCC summertime tradition will run through August. RSVP is required.   MORE >

"Ask the Pharmacist" lunch program for seniors May 22

Photo of a pharmacist's hand holding a blank prescription.The JCC of Syracuse’s “Ask the Pharmacist” Senior Lunch and Learn program will be held on Friday, May 22 from noon to 2 p.m. The session will begin with a hot kosher lunch followed by guest speaker Jeremiah Vincent, supervising pharmacist with Kinney Drugs. There is a $3.50 suggested contribution for the lunch. Registration is required.   MORE >

Seniors enjoy pre-Passover Seder

Photo of matzah being passed at the luncheon table.Over 75 seniors came out to the JCC on March 31 for a pre-Passover Seder and luncheon to celebrate the start of the holiday a little early.   MORE >

JCC to offer elder law lunch program for seniors April 17

Image of of the blindfilded lady justice.The JCC of Syracuse will hold a Senior Lunch and Learn program on the topic of elder law on Friday, April 17 from noon to 2 p.m. The session will begin with a hot kosher lunch followed by guest speaker Mary Helen McNeal, SU professor of law. There is a $3.50 suggested contribution for the lunch. Registration is required.   MORE >

Senior Lunch and Learn at the JCC March 27

Image of a senior male.The JCC of Syracuse will kick off its monthly Senior Lunch and Learn program with a meeting on the topic of emergency preparedness. It will be held on Friday, March 27 from noon to 2 p.m. The session will begin with a hot kosher lunch followed by guest speakers from the American Red Cross. There is a $3.50 suggested contribution for the lunch. Registration is required.   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 >

JCC to hold early New Year's Eve celebration for seniors

Image of a New Year's Eve toast.You don’t have to wait until midnight to celebrate the New Year. A "Noon" Year’s Eve Party for seniors will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 31 from noon to 2 p.m. at the JCC of Syracuse. The event, part of the JCC’s Senior Dining Program, will begin with a kosher lunch and followed by live music, dancing and holiday photo booth portraits. $5 suggested contribution per person. RSVP by Dec. 26.   MORE >

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