Morgan Weissman, a junior at Jericho High School, got involved as a volunteer with Camp Kehilla last summer. The camp is run by Sid Jacobsen J.C.C. in Roslyn as a beneficiary agency of U.J.A. Federation and shares the 450-acre facilities with nearly 2,000 campers from other J.C.C. and Y.M.H.A. camps. It is the only comprehensive summer camp in Nassau, Suffolk or Queens for children with attention deficit disorder and other minimal learning disabilities or speech and language delays.
A report issued today by Comptroller Howard Weitzman reveals a $64 million disparity in the size of New York State STAR rebate checks distributed to homeowners in Nassau and Westchester counties with similarly-valued properties and school tax bills. Nassau residents are receiving significantly lower rebates in almost every case.