Assembly Passes Weisenberg Bill Granting Property Tax Exemption to Local Yeshiva
June 22, 2011
The Assembly passed a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg (D–Long Beach) that would grant a retroactive property tax exemption to Yeshiva of South Shore, a non-profit located in Hewlett (A.7904-B). “Yeshiva of South Shore is truly a cornerstone of the Five Towns, and it has done great work educating children and preparing them for the next steps after high school,” Weisenberg said. “Yeshiva of South Shore has been a force for good in our community for many years, and this exemption will ensure that it continues its positive impact for years to come. Yeshiva of South Shore is an institution that teaches both Jewish and general studies, and serves not just to educate children but to foster spiritual, academic and emotional growth. Yeshiva educates children from preschool to college and offers services such as guidance counseling, family counseling and assistance with career planning. In addition, the organization participates in a host of charity initiatives. “Yeshiva of South Shore applauds the efforts of Senator Dean Skelos and Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg to assist us with this legislation which will direct these monies towards the Scholarship Fund to educate low income students in our community,” said Rabbi Dovid Kramer, the yeshiva’s executive director. This measure goes hand-in-hand with another Weisenberg-authored bill that would grant a retroactive property tax exemption to Madraigos Inc., an institution that works with at-risk young adults from the South Shore (A.7069-D).