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The Aleph Institute

We take care, no matter where.

three stars

80.42

9540 Collins Avenue Surfside, FL 33154
tel: (305) 864-5553   Web Site
EIN: 59-2291627

Board Leadership
Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar
Chairman

CEO
Aaron Lipskar
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.42 three stars
  Financial 73.22 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Aleph Institute is a national charitable institution founded by Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar under the direction of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson O.B.M. For over thirty years, Aleph has been serving society by: (1) providing critical social services to families in crisis; (2) addressing the pressing religious, educational, humanitarian and advocacy needs of individuals in the military and institutional environments; and (3) implementing solutions to significant issues relating to our criminal justice system, with an emphasis on families, faith-based rehabilitation and preventive ethics education.

The Aleph Institute is a national charitable institution founded by Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar under the direction of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson O.B.M. For over thirty years, Aleph has been serving society by: (1) providing critical social services to families in crisis; (2) addressing the pressing religious, educational, humanitarian and advocacy needs of individuals in the military and institutional environments; and (3) implementing solutions to significant issues relating to our criminal justice system, with an emphasis on families, faith-based rehabilitation and preventive ethics education.

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Financial

two stars

73.22

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
78.8%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 21.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 198.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Aleph Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Aleph Institute on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Aleph Institute (FL) 80.42 three stars
Interfaith Community Services of Pima County (AZ) 98.23 four stars
OUR Center (CO) 95.71 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,232,583
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,232,583
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,232,583
   Other Revenue $372,183
TOTAL REVENUE $5,604,766
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,681,652
   Administrative Expenses $479,197
   Fundraising Expenses $646,683
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,807,532
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-202,766
   
Net Assets $-221,964

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Education & Religious Programs in Prisons $1,991,156 42.5%
Family Services, Counseling, & Referral Services $1,937,209 41.4%
Educational & Religious Programs in the Military $753,287 16.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 80.42 three stars
2017-08 02/01/2019 80.10 three stars
2017-08 11/01/2018 79.12 two stars
2017-08 09/01/2018 78.17 two stars
2016-08 03/01/2018 80.53 three stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 79.23 two stars
2015-08 02/01/2017 80.08 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 71.97 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/22/2015 74.81 two stars
2013-08 03/01/2015 75.77 two stars
2012-08 12/01/2013 78.26 two stars
2011-08 12/01/2012 65.15 one star
2010-08 02/01/2012 68.90 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 59-2291627
Name in IRS Master File ALEPH INSTITUTE
NTEE Code I40
NTEE Classification Rehabilitation Services for Offenders
NTEE Type Crime, Legal-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
(44) Student exchange with foreign country
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date July, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$163,834 2.82% Aaron Lipskar CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$181,376 3.12% Zvi Bojarsky Direct Advocacy

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Charity Contact Info

The Aleph Institute
9540 Collins Avenue
Surfside, FL 33154
tel: (305) 864-5553
fax: (305) 864-5675
EIN: 59-2291627

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Board Leadership

Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar
Chairman

CEO

Aaron Lipskar
CEO

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