JCC of Syracuse newsletter and spring program guide.
CenterPost Spring 2017 Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse 5777 What’s Inside 2 Open letter to the community 4 Summer Camp registration begins March 12 6 Fall 2017 Early Childhood Program registration open 8 Passover/Spring Break Vacation Camp 9 Childrens Sports, Dance and Gymnastics Classes 18 New custom workout programs 22 Posted win Battle of the Bands www.jccsyr.org JCC announces 2017 Annual Meeting and award recipients It will soon be that time again when the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse throws its own unique celebration of selfless giving and community. The JCC of Syracuse’s 154th Annual Meeting and Gala will be held on Sunday, June 4 from 11 am to 2 pm at Owera Vineyards in Cazenovia. Five awards will be presented in recognition of outstanding service given to the JCC and to the local community. This year’s gala theme will be “flavors of the Mediterranean.” This is the JCC’s biggest and most important annual fundraiser. The distinctive celebration brings together many members of the Central New York Jewish community to benefit the JCC of Syracuse and to pay tribute to those who have acted so selflessly. A cocktail hour will get the event started and segue to a delightful brunch. A brief business meeting will follow, which will then lead to the community service awards ceremony. Again this year, as in the past, the gala’s proceeds will provide significant funding for scholarships to individuals in the JCC’s early childhood, after school, summer camp and senior programs, as well as funding for increased security needs. Come to the JCC’s annual Purim Carnival for a ton of family fun! A fun-filled day of games, activities, food and more will once again highlight this year’s Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center Purim Carnival. The annual family-oriented event will be held on Sunday, March 12 from noon to 4 p.m. at the JCC on 5655 Thompson Rd., DeWitt. There will be plenty of interactive and entertaining activities for preschool and school-age children and their families. Admission is free and open to the public. 154 th ANNUAL MEETING & GALA NAMING SPONSOR: THE WLADIS COMPANIES Flavors of the Mediterranean Sunday, June 4, 2017 • 11 am Owera Vineyards, Cazenovia Va’ad supervised The JCC’s 2017 honorees represent a wide range of dedication and support. The Kovod Award, which signifies honor and importance, will be presented to JCC board member Amy Sumida for her hard work and commitment as the gala chairperson for the past two years. The JCC’s highest honor, the The Kovod Gadol Award, which in Hebrew translates to great honor, will be presented to the husband and wife team of Howard and Ellen Weinstein. Both have been longtime and active supporters of the community. Howard is a JCC board member and vice president, and Ellen is a former JCC board member. > See “Annual Meeting” on page 3 “It’s a wonderful thing to open our doors to the community for an afternoon that’s all about families having fun,” said Marci Erlebacher, JCC of Syracuse executive director. “Purim is one of the most lively, joyfilled holidays, and what better way to celebrate than with a carnival for our members and neighbors.” The JCC’s Purim Carnival is the center’s largest indoor community event > See “Purim” on page 4