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In observance of Sukkot, we will close at 3pm on Sunday, October 13; Health + Wellness Center at 2:30pm. We will be closed on Monday, October 14 and Wednesday, October 15 and will re-open at 6am on Thursday, October 16.

Special Needs

JACK NADEL SOCIAL SERVICES CENTER — CENTER FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 

For more than three decades we have worked with children, teens, and adults with varying abilities to help them reach their fullest potential, both developmentally and interpersonally, by offering year-round social, recreational, fitness, and vocational programs.

The center has three divisions to better serve children, teens, young adults, and adults:
1.) Kehilla Summer Camp & Year-Round Programs
2.) Specialized Children, Teen & Young Adult Programs
3.) Vocational Training & Employability Center.

All programs are open to the broader community and advanced registration is required. For more information and to register, contact Cynthia Harrypersaud, 516.484.1545 ext. 205, charrypersaud@sjjcc.org.

Our programs are facilitated by educators and social workers with low participant-to-staff ratios. Our staff is comprised of experienced professionals who possess a combination of clinical and recreational skills in the fields of social work, special education, and psychology. These highly-qualified professionals work with Long Island and Queens children, teens, and adults with a variety of special needs including, but not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). An individual assessment is required to determine appropriate placement.

CAMP KEHILLA  KEHILLA YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS  SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS (OPWDD)

RESOURCE CENTER  FITNESS PROGRAMS  VTEC

“Having Hannah attend Camp Kehilla was a truly life-changing experience. Although she is in a Special Ed program at our high school, they still aren’t able to cater to all of her needs. During most physical activities, Hannah is usually off to the sidelines. This year, when people ask how her summer was, she tells them it was amazing and how she was able to play soccer! It’s profound that one of her most joyous moments was just being able to play in a structured, safe, and encouraging environment. Hannah says she’s ready to go back to school because it’s a great way to pass time until she goes back to Camp Kehilla next year!” Rachel M.

Cynthia Harrypersaud

Administrative Assistant, Special Needs Department

(516) 484-1545 x205

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Events

Kehilla Book Club

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Kehilla Nutrition & Cooking Class

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Kehilla Saturday Camp

Sat, Oct 19, 2019

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Kehilla Fitness Fun

Sat, Oct 19, 2019

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Kehilla Guys Night Out

Sat, Oct 19, 2019

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Kehilla Book Club

Wed, Oct 23, 2019

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Kehilla Nutrition & Cooking Class

Wed, Oct 23, 2019

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Kehilla Saturday Camp

Sat, Oct 26, 2019

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Kehilla Fitness Fun

Sat, Oct 26, 2019

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Kehilla Guys Night Out

Sat, Oct 26, 2019

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Kehilla Book Club

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Kehilla Nutrition & Cooking Class

Wed, Oct 30, 2019

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Kehilla Saturday Camp

Sat, Nov 02, 2019

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Kehilla Fitness Fun

Sat, Nov 02, 2019

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Kehilla Guys Night Out

Sat, Nov 02, 2019

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Kehilla Shooting Stars (Ages 5-12 years)

Sun, Nov 03, 2019

10:40am - 11:40am

Kehilla Shooting Stars (Ages: 13+ years)

Sun, Nov 03, 2019

11:45am - 12:45pm

Kehilla Vacation Program

Tue, Nov 05, 2019

10:00am - 4:00pm

Kehilla Book Club

Wed, Nov 06, 2019

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Kehilla Nutrition & Cooking Class

Wed, Nov 06, 2019

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Kehilla Saturday Camp

Sat, Nov 09, 2019

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Kehilla Fitness Fun

Sat, Nov 09, 2019

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Kehilla Guys Night Out

Sat, Nov 09, 2019

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Kehilla Shooting Stars (Ages 5-12 years)

Sun, Nov 10, 2019

10:40am - 11:40am

Kehilla Shooting Stars (Ages: 13+ years)

Sun, Nov 10, 2019

11:45am - 12:45pm

Kehilla Vacation Program

Mon, Nov 11, 2019

10:00am - 4:00pm

Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Tue, Nov 12, 2019

10:30am - 11:30am

Kehilla Bowling League

Tue, Nov 12, 2019

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Kehilla Book Club

Wed, Nov 13, 2019

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Kehilla Nutrition & Cooking Class

Wed, Nov 13, 2019

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Kehilla Saturday Camp

Sat, Nov 16, 2019

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Kehilla Fitness Fun

Sat, Nov 16, 2019

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Kehilla Guys Night Out

Sat, Nov 16, 2019

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Kehilla Shooting Stars (Ages 5-12 years)

Sun, Nov 17, 2019

10:40am - 11:40am

Kehilla Shooting Stars (Ages: 13+ years)

Sun, Nov 17, 2019

11:45am - 12:45pm

Kehilla Book Club

Wed, Nov 20, 2019

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Kehilla Nutrition & Cooking Class

Wed, Nov 20, 2019

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Kehilla Saturday Camp

Sat, Nov 23, 2019

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Kehilla Fitness Fun

Sat, Nov 23, 2019

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Kehilla Guys Night Out

Sat, Nov 23, 2019

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Kehilla Saturday Soirée

Sat, Nov 23, 2019

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Kehilla Shooting Stars (Ages 5-12 years)

Sun, Nov 24, 2019

10:40am - 11:40am

Kehilla Shooting Stars (Ages: 13+ years)

Sun, Nov 24, 2019

11:45am - 12:45pm

Kehilla Book Club

Wed, Nov 27, 2019

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Kehilla Nutrition & Cooking Class

Wed, Nov 27, 2019

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Kehilla Shooting Stars (Ages 5-12 years)

Sun, Dec 01, 2019

10:40am - 11:40am

Kehilla Shooting Stars (Ages: 13+ years)

Sun, Dec 01, 2019

11:45am - 12:45pm

Kehilla Book Club

Wed, Dec 04, 2019

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Kehilla Nutrition & Cooking Class

Wed, Dec 04, 2019

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Kehilla Shooting Stars (Ages 5-12 years)

Sun, Dec 08, 2019

10:40am - 11:40am

Staff

Amanda Burns, LMSW

Supervisor of OPWDD Programs + Services

Laura Carrano, LMSW

Supervisor of VTEC + Program Without Walls