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The JCC Fitness Center's indoor workout facilities are currently open to members for in-person workouts and personal training.


One simple philosophy guides the Children's Department: to provide safe programmed care for school-age children during out-of-school time.


Early Childhood Development Program is the area’s leading comprehensive childcare facility and preschool, serving infants six weeks old through pre-K children.


This year's summer camp will again include many health and safety protocols to help everyone stay safe while having fun. Day Camp and Teen Travel Available


The Jewish Community Center of Syracuse offers membership to the community at large regardless of religious preferences.


Enjoy the late summer weather at the JCC's outdoor heated pool! Semi-private and private swimming lessons are offered by appointment.


We have a wide range of family sports activity areas and sporting clubs to join.


The JCC of Syracuse offers teen programming that aims to develop values and leadership skills, regardless of affiliation.


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Combating Antisemitism in our Education System, Aug. 28th at 7pm

Dr. Elman and Congressman Williams go over what you need to know about combating antisemitism within our education system.

Youth Athletics Program at the JCC to offer Exciting Opportunities!

The JCC’s exciting Youth Athletics program offers children the opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled fall. These classes provide numerous benefits, from improving health and fitness to forming new social connections.

JCC holds their 161st Annual Meeting and Gala

The Jewish community came out in record breaking numbers for the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse as they held their 161st Annual Meeting and Gala presented by the Wladis Family.

Resin & Rose Challah Tray Design, Weds July 10th

Design a resin challah tray while you enjoy light refreshments at Ladies’ Night Out.

Highly Successful Monday Night Dinners for Seniors is Back!

This summer, the JCC invites all seniors to dinner every Monday night. The highly successful Monday Night Dinner program is back, happening Mondays at 5pm from June 17 to Aug. 26.

The JCC Pool is Now Open for Summer

With the sizzle of summer approaching, celebrate with a trip to the JCC pool. A family fun atmosphere open to all with two heated pools for members to enjoy. 

Tzofim Friendship Caravan Returns to the JCC!

The Tzofim Friendship Caravan is back to celebrate Jewish culture and heritage and will stop at the JCC as part of their tour.

JCC Welcomes new Director of Community Programming!

The Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse is pleased to welcome Raven DiSalvo-Hess as the head of their new Community Programming department.

JCC’s 2024 Slate of Officers and Directors

PLEASE NOTE As of May 2, 2024, the Nominating Committee of the Jewish Community Center is pleased to offer the following slate of Officers and Directors for election: Nominated as Directors for the term ending 2025: Nominated as Directors for the term ending 2027: The Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, June 2nd at 11:00am

2024 JCC’s Annual Meeting & Gala Information

The Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse is excited as they prepare to hold their 161st Annual Meeting and Gala.

Sign Up For Personal Training at the JCC

It’s always the right time to commit to health and fitness. At the JCC in addition to a variety of exercise classes offered at the Fitness Center, there are also personal trainers available to help individuals set and reach their goals. 

FIDF Special Briefing

Insider view on the operational and strategic situation in Israel

Everyone Can Run!

Everyone Can Run Beginners’ Program, a six week training program at the Jewish Community Center of Syracuse

JCC Announces 2024 Annual Meeting and Gala Award Recipients

The Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse is gearing up to hold its 161st Annual Meeting and Gala, presented by naming sponsor, the Wladis Family. The community will come together on Sunday, June 2, 2024 to honor invaluable members of our Syracuse Jewish Community. 

Register for JCC Summer Camp 2024

Warmer weather is approaching, which means it’s time to register for Summer Camp at the JCC. Registration for Summer Camp begins March 1, 2024!

Come to the Purim Carnival on March 17, 2024!

Come celebrate with the JCC at this year’s Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 17 from 12-4pm. For Purim, the entire JCC will be transformed into a fun and exciting carnival complete with games, inflatables, face painting, prizes and more.

A New Chapter for PJ Library in CNY

After nine years as the Program Coordinator for PJ Library, Carolyn Weinberg is handing off her PJ hat to Miriam Klaben. 


We moved to Syracuse in 1969.  I was working at OCC and my husband was a graduate student at SU.  I was pregnant with our first child and was worried about childcare.

From Y to J: A Brief History of Jewish Community Centers

An article from the Jewish Telegraphic Service defines JCCs as “general community centers with a Jewish flavor” which have “catered to both Jewish immigrants and non-Jews as their function has shifted over time.”

End of Year Letter 2023

Dear Friends,

Standing in a crowd of some 300,000 jews in Washington DC for the March for Israel was the experience of a lifetime and an affirmation of solidarity like no other ever experienced.

The Golden Cage Film Screening at the JCC

Join us for the “The Golden Cage” Live In-Person Screening Event here at the JCC! This event will be held Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at 4:30 pm in the Auditorium.

Get in the Holiday Spirit by Celebrating with the JCC

Returning for its 3rd year, the JCC will host the annual Holiday Shopping Soiree. Join us in the JCC gymnasium for an evening of shopping on Monday, November 6th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

A Message from the JCC, October 2023

We are all numbed by these unprecedented times. Our position and focus over the past week has been to secure our institution to the best of our ability.

Holiday Gift Cards 2023

The JCC is making your holiday shopping easier! Purchase gift cards from the JCC this holiday season and help support the Early Childhood Development Program and Children’s Department.

Shopping Soiree 2023

Join us for a night of shopping at the JCC! This night not only supports Women-Owned local businesses, it also supports the
JCC’s Early Childhood Development Program!

Nostalgia Night with Stone Fish

Join us for a night with Hughie & Avery Stone Fish on October 12th!

Meet Your Fitness Goals At the JCC

Start your fitness journey or stay active this fall at the JCC. There are so many classes and programs to choose from to help members stay on track and reach their goals.

SaveAround Coupon Book Fundraiser 2024!

The greatest valued coupon book of the industry is back at the JCC’s front desk!

Check out the JCC’s New Bus 36!

The JCC of Syracuse is excited to have a brand-new bus for the start of the Before and After School Program.

Register Now for The JCC’s Back to School Offerings

As the end of summer nears, it signifies the start of another school year. It’s a time when families settle into new routines, children meet their new teachers, and the JCC provides a variety of programs and activities for the fall. 

Flu Clinic 2023

The JCC is hosting a Flu Shot Clinic on September 20th and October 18th at 11 am with assistance from Wegmans Pharmacists!

Celebrate KlezFest 2023 on September 10

KlezFest 2023 will be held on September 10 from noon to 4 pm at the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse. 

JCC’s 2023 Annual Meeting and Gala

Food, fun, and fundraising for a good cause were the hallmarks of the JCC’s Annual Meeting and Gala.

Tzofim Friendship Caravan Comes to the JCC!

The Tzofim Friendship Caravan will be taking place on July 17th at 7 pm in
the gymnasium come join us.

JCC Pool Opens May 27, 2023

Cool off this summer by diving into the pools at the JCC. The pool will be open May 27-Sept 4. Members and their guests are welcome to take a dip, enjoy the sunshine, and relax poolside. 



JCC Accepting Bids for Exterior Lighting

The JCC of Syracuse is seeking bids for exterior lighting.

JCC’s 2023 Honorees

The JCC’s Annual Meeting and Gala is happening Sunday, June 4th at 11am at Owera Vineyards in Cazenovia, New York. The organization’s largest fundraiser of the year, this celebration will mark the 160th anniversary of the event.

Camp Zeke!

JFAM at Camp Zeke is an all-inclusive camp family weekend. Experienced camp staff provide activities for all ages.

Enhance Your Passover Seder with Community Rabbis

Do you want to know how to enhance your Passover Seder? Join the Syracuse Hebrew Day School and JCC Early Childhood Development Program for breakfast!

Purim Carnival 2023

Purim is right around the corner and the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse is ready to celebrate.

Summer Camp Registration Now Open 2023

Summer is right around the corner, and summer camp registration is now open at the JCC. Camp begins June 26 through August 18, 2023, Mondays-Fridays from 9am to 4pm. Camps are open to both members and non-members of the JCC, and registration is ongoing until all spots are filled. Early registration is encouraged

JCC of Syracuse announces 2023 Annual Meeting and Gala award recipients

The JCC of Syracuse’s 160th Annual Meeting and Gala will be held on Sunday, June 4th from 11 am to 2 pm at Owera Vineyards in Cazenovia, NY.  This is the JCC’s largest and most important fundraiser of the year at which they come together as a community to honor those who have been instrumental in the growth and development of the Center.

JCC Hosts Challah Baking Class with SHDS Students

Roughly a dozen Syracuse Hebrew Day School students gathered in the auditorium of the JCC in early December to bake bread.

What’s New at the JCC?

A new year means new happenings at the JCC. Both regulars and newcomers can explore these programs and upcoming events!

JCC Starts the New Year with a New Fitness Team

The New Year brings new responsibilities and new goals. Whether it be physical health, mental health, or a communal feeling, the JCC is excited to help you reach your New Year’s resolutions and make your experience at the Center even better than before! To accomplish this, the JCC has divided the previous Sports & Fitness Director role across four staff; creating the Fitness Team.

ECDP: The Pandemic And The JCC

It has become clear that social distancing has affected the population’s socialization in general. Many took a long time to get reacclimated as friendly members of society. Children of this era are being thrown back into normal life without a chance to get acclimated, to begin with. 

Holiday Gift Cards 2022

The JCC is making your holiday shopping easier! Purchase gift cards from the JCC this holiday season and help support the Early Childhood Development Program and Children’s Department.

End of Year Letter – 2022

Donate Online! Download our Donation Form

Chanukah at the JCC

Chanukah is closer than you think. The passing of Rosh Hashanah brings a new year with new opportunities.

Night of Shopping

The JCC is hosting a night of shopping! Take the opportunity to support women owned businesses and local vendors. This is the perfect place to purchase holiday gifts for loved ones. Wine will be available and the event is open to the community.

JCC Book Talk: Atomic Anna

The JCC of Syracuse is co-sponsoring a book talk with the JCC of Palm Beaches via Zoom on Tuesday, December 6 at 7 pm.

JCC Book Talk: Cyclorama

The JCC of Syracuse is co-sponsoring a book talk with the JCC of Palm Beaches via Zoom on Wednesday, February 22 at 7 pm.

‘The City Without Jews’ Screening

Come Join us to watch The City Without JEWS Tuesday nov.1 at 7pm

JCC 4 for 40 Deal

The JCC is now offering a terrific deal that will let you dip your toes at the facility without emptying your pockets. Register now and earn a 4 month membership for only 40 dollars! At the end of your trial, they will receive an offer for 20% of a one year fitness membership. This deal is exclusive to first time members only!

Haim Bouzaglo Showcases His Film Fictitious Marriage

Stop by the JCC for an evening with Haim Bouzaglo as he showcases his film Fictitious Marriage Thursday, October 13th from 7-9pm.

JCC Play: The Jewish Cavalier in Blue

Love letters and journals from the Civil War will be turned into dramatic readings and performed for all to see.

Vaccination Policy Update – Effective Sept 21, 2022

The JCC of Syracuse continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation around the country.

JCC Seeking Childcare Employees

The JCC along with most child care and early learning centers are struggling to find quality assistant teachers. We at the JCC are very fortunate to have a great base of teachers with all Lead teachers having been with us for past school years!

Jewish Genealogical Society: A Family Tree of the Jewish People 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Central New York (JGSCNY) will hold an in person meeting at the JCC in the lounge at 1:30 P.M. on Sunday, September 11th.

JCC’s Senior Program Spotlight

The new normal has not been easy for seniors. A gruesome pandemic put the elderly at an advanced health risk. In a world where seniors often struggle with loneliness and lack of direction, fear of contracting COVID made those struggles even more arduous.

SaveAround Books

The JCC will be selling SaveAround coupon books for $25 at the front desk!

Adult Tap Class

Tap into your dancing skills! The JCC is offering adult tap dancing classes for beginners and the advanced! The Advanced Tap Dance class will be offered on Tuesdays from 6:30–8 p.m. starting October 11th.

JCC Offering Flu Clinics

It’s that time of year again and that means the JCC will be providing flu shots for those who wish to take precautions against influenza. Wegmans pharmacists will be on site providing the flu shots.

PJ at the Pool!

Bring your bathing suits and sunscreen! The JCC will be offering PJ at The Pool August 9th and August 23rd!

Summer Celebration!

Join the JCC and Temple Adath Yeshurun for food trucks and fun!

JCC Accepting Bids for IP Video Surveillance & Video Management

The JCC of Syracuse is seeking bids for installation of IP Video Surveillance and Video Management. All bids shall include pricing for equipment, accessories, parts, licensing, travel and labor and any misc.

KlezFest Is Finally Back

KlezFest has become a much anticipated celebration of Jewish culture. Once a year, the front yard of the JCC would be the stomping grounds for festive music, delicious food, and Jewish spirit.

Casablanca Talk

Join the Green Family Foundation as they present Stewart Gross, in discussion of the 1942 American romantic drama film. On July 7th from 12 to 1 pm, the JCC will host the conversation along side lunch.

JCC Summer Ballet

This is an introduction to ballet techniques and terminology. Using imagination and creativity – students work on coordination, flexibility, strength, and the joy of movement! These classes range from toddlers to adults; for more options, check out of Children’s Sports Classes.

JCC Seeking Security Film and Glass Replacement

The JCC of Syracuse is seeking bids for installation of security film and glass replacement.

JCC’s Senior Dinner Return

Senior Dinners are back! The Senior Dining Program at the JCC is now offering Monday Night Dinners for members of ages 60+.

JCC’s 2022 Annual Gala, A Smashing Success

The annual JCC Gala has been a longstanding tradition that celebrates commitment to community. 

Pool Reopens May 28

The JCC is home to pools of large and small sizes, including an outdoor heated pool – all of which are now open! We ask that you please bring your membership card and vaccination card to the pool for check-in.

JCC of Syracuse Announces Slate of Officers/Directors 2022

As of April 21, 2022, the Nominating Committee of the Jewish Community Center is pleased to offer the following slate of Officers and Directors for election…

JCC Offers Free Screening

If you miss watching a movie alongside a community, this is the perfect opportunity. Stop by the JCC and enjoy the 80s classic ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ at no cost.

Adult Ballet Classes at JCC

The JCC is now offering Adult Ballet classes. Get fit through the rhythm of music and the expression of dance. To register please email [email protected] or call (315) 445-2360

Summer Counselor & Lifeguard Jobs

Camp Romano at the JCC is an energetic, safe, and nurturing day camp, where children swim, play sports, make craft projects, go on field trips and make friends.

SyraCrusin’ Travel camp for Tweens/Teens

Experience a New Adventure each day! Give your child a chance to be social and have a fun summer program with peers

JCC Annual Meeting & Gala 2022

Join us Sunday, May 22 from 11 am to 2 pm at Owera Vineyards in Cazenovia, the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center’s biggest and most important annual fundraiser is making its much anticipated return.

Mask Policy Update – Effective April 4, 2022

Dear JCC Community,

The CDC issued a notice recommending masks be worn for indoor venues…

JCC Security Precautions

JCC Community,

In the current state of the world and with heightened antisemitic instances, we want you to know that the is ever diligent in our efforts to protect our members, children and staff.

Digital Basics – In-Person IT Support Seminar

Stop by the JCC of Syracuse with any technological concerns during our monthly in-person IT Support Open House that we know as ‘Digital Basics’!

JCC Seeking Cycling Instructor

The JCC of Syracuse is searching for a new cycling instructor who is willing to start as soon as possible.

Senior Lunch Program

There is nothing better than a delicious, well-balanced, kosher meal in the company of friends. Meals are prepared fresh in our kosher kitchen.

Girls on the Run

The JCC is excited to partner with Girls on the Run to provide a Spring Class for girls in 3rd – 5th grade.

Seeking Bids for Keycard Entry System Installation

The JCC of Syracuse is seeking bids for installation of facility access card swipes and lockout switches.

Mazal Tov, Amigos!: Jews and Latin American Music with Moshe Morad

The JCC of Syracuse is partnering with the Mandel JCC for a virtual event on March 9th

JCC’s Purim “Car”nival 2022

To schedule an appointment, please book your car’s timeslot in the booking widget below where it shows the options to “add to order” or “continue”.

Mah Jongg cards fundraiser to benefit the JCC’s Senior Program

The JCC is taking preorders for next year’s National Mah Jongg League cards. Available in both standard size for $9 and large print format for $10, sales of the cards will benefit the JCC’s Senior Meal Program. The deadline to place orders is January 14, 2022.

Indoor track and basketball court now open

The JCC Fitness Center’s indoor workout facilities are currently open to members for in-person workouts and personal training.

Group Exercise Classes

The JCC Fitness Center’s indoor workout facilities are currently open to members for in-person workouts and personal training.

Live Online Exercise Classes

PLEASE NOTE: Zoom classes are
open and free for JCC Fitness members only.
See schedule below. Please consult with your doctor before starting an exercise program. Questions? Email Paula at [email protected].

Personal Training Available

The JCC Fitness Center’s indoor workout facilities are currently open to members for in-person workouts and personal training.

JCC adds new member referral program

The Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse recently added a new member referral program as a benefit of membership with the center.

We are Hiring. Apply Now!

Below are the current employment and internship opportunities at the JCC of Syracuse. We offer competitive pay and a great work atmosphere.

JCC to hold February Break Vacation Camp from Feb. 21–25

Get set for your child to embark on a new and exciting adventure each day during the upcoming February school break

JCC Fitness Center’s in-person workouts

The JCC Fitness Center’s indoor workout facilities are currently open to members for in-person workouts and personal training.

Winter Break vacation camp to be held weekdays Dec. 24–31

The JCC of Syracuse will hold a Winter Break vacation camp for school age children in grades K-6 weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm on Friday Dec. 24 to Friday Dec. 31

Kid’s winter 2021-22 sports classes start week of Dec. 6

we’re still offering a great lineup of classes this winter aimed at getting boys and girls moving and having fun.

Free beginners running program starts Jan. 5

The Syracuse Chargers Track Club’s Everyone Can Run Beginners Running Program was postponed last fall due to concerns over the pandemic.

Jewish Genealogy Society of CNY Meeting Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021 at 1 p.m. via Zoom.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of CNY will hold its next meeting on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021 at 1 p.m. via Zoom. Special guest Libby Copeland

Purchase the NEW 2022 SaveAround book TODAY!

Purchasing a 2022 SaveAround Syracuse/CNY coupon book can score you some great money-saving deals. Plus, you’ll be helping to support this JCC of Syracuse fundraiser!

Lifeguarding class offered in May and June

The JCC will be offering the American Red Cross Lifeguarding training classes

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