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FITNESS

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

CHILDCARE

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

ECDP

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

CAMP

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

MEMBERSHIP

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

POOL

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

SPORTS

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

TEENS

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

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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. It’s easy! Simply download the PDF below, fill it out, and drop it off at the JCC front desk! Then pick up your gift cards in time…

End of Year Letter – 2022

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Chanukah at the JCC

Chanukah is closer than you think. The passing of Rosh Hashanah brings a new year with new opportunities. In the spirit of the new year, the JCC is looking forward to providing a sense of normalcy that has been missing these last few years. The pandemic gave everyone an appreciation for the feeling of fellowship…

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. Atomic Anna is from the author of A Bend in the Stars, an epic adventure as three generations of women work together and travel through time to prevent the Chernobyl disaster and…

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. Cyclorama is a “deeply moving, propulsive story of ten teenagers brought together by a high school production of The Diary of Anne Frank that will shape and influence the rest of their lives.”…

‘The City Without Jews’ Screening

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…

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. The main character, Eldad is about to go abroad, but changes his mind at the last minute. Instead of going home to Jerusalem, he disguises himself and takes a cheap hotel room in Tel…

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. All of the letters and journals will feature residents Syracuse & CNY residents from that period. Letters will be from Lieutenants, Commanders, black soldiers, former slaves, nurses and fiancees. The play will be held Sunday,…

Vaccination Policy Update – Effective Sept 21, 2022

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! Along with everyone else in the nation there is a real…

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. Seniors were already prone to staying at home and isolating themselves. Endangering…

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. It will be taught by longtime JCC tap instructor Barry Shulman. On Wednesdays starting October 12th, Angela Saturno will teach a…

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. There will be clinics on 2 separate dates: September 21st and October 19th. Both clinics will run from 11:30-1:30pm. Reservations…

PJ at the Pool!

August 9th & August 23rd Bring your bathing suits and sunscreen! The JCC will be offering PJ at The Pool August 9th and August 23rd! Kids will be back to school before you know it, and this is the perfect way to cap off their summer. The free, hour-long poolside event will feature games and…

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. expenses. Please email Erin Hart, [email protected] for RFP information. Proposals are due via email no later than 8/26/2022 at 3:00pm and all questions must be submitted…

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. Klezfest, once known as the Syracuse Jewish Music and Cultural Festival (JMAC) has been the largest Jewish festival in New York State outside…

Casablanca Talk

Join Stewart Gross in a discussion of the movie ‘Casablanca’. 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. Call 315-445-2360 to reserve your spot! We ask that…

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. View our Ballet Options Dance for Two A class for toddlers and adults! This…

JCC Seeking Security Film and Glass Replacement

The JCC of Syracuse is seeking bids for installation of security film and glass replacement. All bids shall include pricing for equipment, accessories, parts, licensing, travel and labor and any misc. expenses. Please email Erin Hart, [email protected] for RFP information. Proposals are due via email no later than 7/1/2022 at 3:00pm and all questions must…

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+. This will be available from June 13th-August 29th. Entertainment will be provided every week. Dinner will begin at 5 pm and end at 6 pm. Proof of vaccines are required. Reservations must be…

JCC’s 2022 Annual Gala, A Smashing Success

The annual JCC Gala has been a longstanding tradition that celebrates commitment to community. After a 2 year hiatus, the sense of community during the JCC’s 159th meeting felt stronger than ever. This year’s event was one of the highest grossing Annual Meeting/Gala in the history of the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center. 

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. Small Pool Our small pool is ideal for small children who may not be swimmers,…

Jewish Community Center of Syracuse Announces Slate of Officers/Directors

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. In order to register you should email [email protected] or call (315) 445-2360

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 IS HIRING FOR SUMMER POSITIONS June 27th to August 19th 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. Email [email protected] to apply! We are hiring qualified, enthusiastic, individuals who want to work with…

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 rather than sitting at home on electronics. Each week will consist of an animal field trip, local or county park, amusement park and everything else in between. Thursdays each week the group will…

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. The JCC’s 159th annual meeting and gala will feature an awards ceremony recognizing a wide range of outstanding service in support…

Mask Policy Update – Effective April 4, 2022

JCC Security Precautions

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’! Take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with the digital world. You can learn the basics in using a computer, nifty tools to save time & frustration, and get an opportunity to…

JCC Seeking Cycling Instructor

The JCC of Syracuse is searching for a new cycling instructor who is willing to start as soon as possible. Feel free to reach out by either calling us at (315) 445-2360 or emailing [email protected] if this position interests you.

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. The lunches will be M-F at 12-12:30 pm (see menu). $5 is the suggested contribution. Only Cash or JCC Senior Meal Coupons are accepted. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED ARE REQUIRED. Please call 315-445-2360 by…

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. Classes will be held at the JCC on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning on March 28th from 4:00 – 5:30pm. The program will be held both indoors and out depending on the weather.…

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 LIVE from Israel! Explore the worldly wonders of Jewish-Latin American music alongside prominent radio broadcaster, Moshe Morad. Morad will cover everything from early 20th century Yiddish Tango in Buenos Aires, to the first import of Cuban musicians laying…

JCC’s Purim “Car”nival 2022

We will be having a Purim Covid Safe Festival this Sunday, March 13 @12-2pm 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”. Don’t forget to request a goody bag for each child in your car by clicking “add…

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. Download our Mah Jongg cards order form PDF, 266…

Indoor track and basketball court now open

Updated December 22, 2021 Proof of vaccination required to enter the JCC PLEASE NOTE::Masks must be worm at all times while inside the building. Reservations are required forin-person TRX classes and all Zoom classes. The JCC Fitness Center’s indoor workout facilities are currently open to members for in-person workouts and personal training. Use the JCC main entrance…

Group Exercise Classes

Updated January 10, 2022 Proof of vaccination required to enter the JCC PLEASE NOTE::Masks must be worm at all times while inside the building. Reservations are required forin-person TRX classes and all Zoom classes. The JCC Fitness Center’s indoor workout facilities are currently open to members for in-person workouts and personal training. Effective Saturday, May 29, 2021,…

Live Online Exercise Classes

Updated January 10, 2022 Live Zoom Exercise Classes PLEASE NOTE: Zoom classes areopen 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] Click or tap the “Refresh” button on your browser to check for updates. PLEASE NOTE: Effective Feb. 8, 2021 all…

Personal Training Available

The JCC Fitness Center’s indoor workout facilities are currently open to members for in-person workouts and personal training. Proof of vaccination required to enter the JCC PLEASE NOTE::Masks must be worm at all times while inside the building. Reservations are required forin-person TRX classes and all Zoom classes. Use the JCC main entrance when you come to use the…

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. JCC of Syracuse members in good standing will receive one month added to their annual membership term for every friend or family member they refer who joins the JCC Sports & Fitness 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. Free fitness membership for employees. Application instructions are listed under each individual posting. Questions? Email [email protected] Updated September 17, 2021 Preschool Assistant TeachersOur Early Childhood Development Program is seeking energetic Teachers to assist in the daily…

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

January 10, 2022 Get set for your child to embark on a new and exciting adventure each day during the upcoming February school break. The Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center will offer a February Break vacation camp for children in grades K-6 Feb. 21–25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the center on 5655…

JCC Fitness Center’s in-person workouts

Updated December 22, 2021 Proof of vaccination required to enter the JCC PLEASE NOTE::Masks must be worm at all times while inside the building. Reservations are required forin-person TRX classes and all Zoom classes. The JCC Fitness Center’s indoor workout facilities are currently open to members for in-person workouts and personal training. Effective Saturday, May 29, 2021,…

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

November 29, 2021 The JCC of Syracuse will hold a Winter Break vacation camp for school-age children in grades K-6 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Dec. 31. Please note the vacation camp on Dec. 24 runs until 2 p.m. only. Early/late care is available every day (no…

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

HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION & RECREATION Winter 2021-22 session School-age and preschool children's classes Updated November 29, 2021 Although things continue to be different due to the pandemic, we're still offering a great lineup of classes this winter aimed at getting boys and girls moving and having fun. Classes start the week of Dec. 6 and…

Free beginners running program starts Jan. 5

December 6, 2021 The Syracuse Chargers Track Club’s Everyone Can Run Beginners Running Program was postponed last fall due to concerns over the pandemic. It will now start on Jan. 5, 2022 at the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center’s Neulander Family Sports & Fitness Center. Greg Tuttle of the Syracuse Chargers, a USA Track & Field-certified coach,…

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

The cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing December 6, 2021 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 will explore the extraordinary cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing, which is redefining family history. The event is free and…

Purchase the NEW 2022 SaveAround book TODAY!

December 2, 2021 In-person sales of the SaveAround coupon book have returned at the JCC! 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! Only $25/book. Buy in-person at the JCC main entrance reception desk. Want to receive your…

Lifeguarding class offered in May and June

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

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