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The JCC of Syracuse is all about families 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.

Take Thompson Rd. to Ridgecrest Rd., then take your first quick left into the JCC parking lot. The building's main entrance is at the flag pole.

Effective Monday, September 20, 2021
Proof of vaccination required to enter the JCC

Also, everyone age 2 and older MUST wear a mask
while in the building's common areas and classrooms.

We still are no longer taking Fitness Center reservations.
However, reservations are required for
in-person TRX classes and all Zoom classes.

Main Entrance Reception Desk, Fitness Center
Monday–Thursday 6 am – 8 pm
Friday 6 am – 6 pm
Saturday 8 am – 4 pm
New hours starting 11/13/2021
9 am – 5 pm
Thursday, Nov. 25
Happy Thanksgiving!
Including Fitness Center.
Friday, Nov. 26 6 am–6 pm – OPEN: Fitness Center only
Tuesday, Dec. 14 Gift cards final order deadline
Banner ad for the JCC's 4 for $40 promotion running through November 30, 2021.
PJ Library in CNY: DIY lantern kits

Photo of two completed DIY lanterns.Pickup by Thursday, December 2
Get crafty with your child! Stop by the JCC to pick up your FREE lantern kit today. One per child, no reservation required. Prepare them at home and show us how you light up your nights. Help us celebrate! Bring your completed lantern with you to the JCC’s Light Up the Community menorah lighting event on December 2 at 5 pm. Questions? Contact Carolyn at

Light Up the Community at the JCC

Banner image for the Light Up the Community event.
Thursday, December 2 at 5 pm
Free in-person outdoor menorah lighting at the JCC—all are welcome! Bring the whole family. Pickup a free DIY lantern kit at the JCC before Dec. 2 and bring your completed lantern with you to Light Up the Community. We’ll be singing songs with Cantor Eglash and Cantor Jaffe, and each child will receive a free Hanukkah goodie bag! For more information, contact Carolyn at

JCC to offer beginners computer class Dec. 5

Photo of several adults in a computer class.The JCC will hold a Digital Basics computer class on Sunday, Dec. 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The class will focus on using Google's free software as an introduction to the digital world. The cost is $25 and registration is required   MORE >

Kid's fitness and recreation classes start week of Dec. 5

Photo of a preschool girl shooting a basketball.The JCC's winter fitness and recreation classes are aimed at getting kids moving and having fun. Our classes are open to everyone in the community—JCC members and non-members alike. Discount for members. Classes start the week of Dec. 5 and run through mid-March, 2022.   MORE >

The cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing

Cover of the book The Lost Family.Sunday, December 12 at 1 pm
Jewish Genealogy Society of CNY
This Zoom presentation by Libby Copeland will explore the extraordinary cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing, which is redefining family history. It will draw on Copeland’s years of research for her new book The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are (Abrams, 2020), which The Wall Street Journal calls “a fascinating account of lives dramatically affected by genetic sleuthing.” With more than 37 million people having been tested, a tipping point has been reached. Virtually all Americans are affected whether they have been tested or not, and millions have been impacted by significant revelations in their immediate families. The presentation will discuss the implications of home DNA testing for Jewish genealogy, as well as the unique challenges of genetic genealogy for Ashkenazim.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Order your holiday gift cards from the JCC!

Photo of a female hand holding a gift card.Purchase gift cards from the JCC to give to family and friends, and you'll be helping to support the JCC's Children's Programming department. It's easy! Simply download our gift card order form, fill it out and drop it off at the JCC front desk by Dec. 14. Your gift cards will be ready for pickup on Dec. 22!  MORE >

Adult Tap Dance classes have started up again this fall

Photo of a pair of tap dance shoes.Tap has returned to the JCC of Syracuse after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Weekly adult Tap Dance classes are held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings this fall. The Advanced class is offered on Tuesdays from 6:30–8 p.m. On Wednesdays starting a Beginner Tap class is held from 6:30–8 p.m. followed by an Intermediate class from 8–9 p.m. The cost is $5 per person each night. No prior dance experience is necessary. Proof of COVID vaccination and wearing a mask is required to attend. Maximum 25 people per class and registration is required for every class meeting.   MORE >

Preschool Assistant Teachers and After School Counselors

Apply now button.The JCC is seeking preschool Assistant Teachers and After School Counselors. We offer competitive pay, health club and pool membership and more. Apply today!   MORE >

Register for the JCC's After School Program

Photo of two school-age children in the JCC After School Program getting off the JCC school bus.The JCC After School Program gives children in grades K-6 a safe place to go from the close of school to 6 p.m. on school days. Children may attend anywhere from one to five days per week. In many cases, the JCC's own bus can transport kids to the program. Current JCC of Syracuse family membership is required to attend.   MORE >

Senior Kosher Lunch in-person dining has returned M-F

Photo of a table of seniors during the start of 2021 in-person dining on Fridays at the JCC.
The JCC's Senior Kosher Lunch program for seniors age 60+ has resumed in-person dining on weekdays. Indoor dining Monday–Friday at noon is open to fully vaccinated seniors. Everyone dining in-person must show their COVID vaccination card the first time they come. Wearing a mask is recommended when not eating. Reservations are required by calling the JCC by noon at least one business day in advance. Only $4.25 suggested contribution.  MORE >

Zoom exercise classes with JCC instructors!

Screenshot of Paula's 12/18/2020 Senior Strength & Balance Zoom class participants.
Pre-registration for all Zoom classes now required
We are pleased to continue offering a good mix of live Zoom exercise classes for JCC Fitness members. In order to add an extra layer of safety and security to our Zoom group exercise classes, we ask that all members now pre-register for classes. Continue staying safe at home and get exercising with our JCC instructors!  CHECK OUT THE SCHEDULE >

Fitness Center open for in-person workouts!

Photo of a Fitness member working out at the JCC with his mask on.
The JCC Fitness Center's indoor workout facilities have reopened to members for in-person workouts and personal training. Reservations are no longer required. Please wear a mask while inside the JCC's common areas and classrooms.   MORE >

In-person group exercise classes

Photo of a JCC NIA class lead by Maria.Check out our in-person group exercise classes open to JCC Fitness members. Reservations are not required (except for in-person TRX classes). Please wear a mask while inside the JCC's common areas and classrooms. Let us help you safely bring your workouts back to the JCC!   MORE >

Indoor track and basketball court open

Photo of a JCC NIA class lead by Maria.Our indoor running/walking track and indoor basketball court are open for JCC Fitness members. Reservations are not required. Please wear a mask while inside the JCC's common areas and classrooms.   MORE >

JCC online exercise videos

Workout at home until you can come back to the gym!
Click here for more videos.

Personal training with Pat

Photo of Patrick Scott, JCC sports & Fitness director.Need a little extra motivation from home? Or maybe you'd like start working out at the JCC? A personal trainer might be just what you need to keep you going.   MORE >

JCC now accepts Renew Active gym membership program

RenewActive logoThe JCC of Syracuse has started offering local seniors yet another option for working out at little or no cost. The JCC Fitness Center recently became a Renew Active by United Health care participating gym. The program is available with select United Health care Medicare Advantage plans. It offers seniors a gym membership with the JCC as an insurance benefit, usually at no additional cost.  MORE >


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