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During our Stronger Than Cancer 5K on Sunday, October 17, our main parking lot will be closed as of 7am. We have arranged for parking in the lot across from the JCC at 2200 Northern Blvd. An open gate will provide direct access to the JCC.

Sandler Family Kehilla Center


Ages: 5-21 years
We offer a variety of social and recreational programs at Sid Jacobson JCC, Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds, and throughout the community, geared towards individuals who have a high potential to reach independence. Advanced registration is required. In-person assessment is required for new participants or any participant who has not attended a Sandler Family Kehilla Center program in the past year. All programs are subject to run based on minimum enrollment.

Our after-school programs is facilitated by experienced staff who help each participant reach their fullest potential both developmentally and interpersonally. Programs are held Monday-Friday 2:30pm-5:30pm at our East Hills campus, which is comprised of multiple gymnasiums, exercise studios, a, auditorium, sensory classrooms, indoor playground, and spacious lounges. Extended hours may be available during school vacation weeks. Complimentary busing is available from Herricks School District.
Available through OPWDD

Extend the fun had during the week with our weekend programming facilitated by our seasoned staff. Programs include adaptive sports, cooking, arts and crafts, games, social skills, and more. Offered on select Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-3pm.
Available through OPWDD

Love going on trips during camp? Now you can have that fun throughout the year with our adventure program as we go on day trips on select weekends. Kehilla Adventures not only gives participants a chance to have fun at various destinations, but also provides opportunities to learn important life skills in real community settings.
Available through fee for service only

Camp Kehilla, at Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds in Wheatley Heights, is designed to make the typical camp experience accessible to those with various special needs. Our approach allows for a customized summer for children with developmental disabilities, Autism spectrum disorder, and/or other neurodevelopmental conditions. By combining typical camp activities such as swimming, arts & crafts, and sports with evidence-based social facilitation techniques, campers have an opportunity to forge friendships and develop social skills in an environment that closely resembles that of a neurotypical setting. The flexible structure of camp promotes the ability for each camper’s individual strengths to flourish, which helps craft a personalized experience for everyone who attends.
Available through fee for service or self-direction

Sandler Family Kehilla Center programs are funded in part by Sheldon A. Sinett BASICS Fund, The Taft Foundation, and OPWDD.

Joe Wasserman, LMSW

Director of Sandler Family Kehilla Center + Camp Kehilla

(516) 484-1545 x236

Joe Wasserman, Director of Sandler Family Kehilla Center + Camp Kehilla, has been with the agency since 2002 when he started as a CIT at Camp Kehilla. Over the last…

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