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Schoharie County camp appealing ruling on tax status

Court says two Oorah parcels not exempt

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Ongoing building improvements shouldn’t strip a religious organization of its tax-exempt status, an attorney said Tuesday. But construction at the former Scotch Valley ski resort that now serves as a children’s camp led to a court decision doing just that. New Jersey-based Oorah Inc., a Jewish organization working to bring Jewish children closer to their faith, is appealing a decision rendered Jan. 31 that eliminates a tax exemption on the biggest two of three parcels ...

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