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Merkaz Hatorah Community Kollel

The Torah Center of Los Angeles

one star

55.65

9030 West Olympic Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90211
tel: (310) 282-8169   Web Site
EIN: 74-3181950

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 55.65 one star
  Financial 81.73 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 40.00 zero star
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Merkaz Hatorah Community Kollel (The Torah Center of Los Angeles) began functioning in the summer of 2007. The purpose of the Kollel is twofold: first and foremost, to provide an environment of intense learning and study that will afford its members the opportunity to develop into accomplished Torah scholars who will in turn be able to take positions in leadership and education; and secondly, to serve as a Makom Torah for the community. In addition, the Kollel creates Shiurim and learning opportunities throughout the Community such as our Sunday morning Beis Medrash Programme in Young Israel of Century City and lunch time Shiurim in different local offices.

Merkaz Hatorah Community Kollel (The Torah Center of Los Angeles) began functioning in the summer of 2007. The purpose of the Kollel is twofold: first and foremost, to provide an environment of intense learning and study that will afford its members the opportunity to develop into accomplished Torah scholars who will in turn be able to take positions in leadership and education; and secondly, to serve as a Makom Torah for the community. In addition, the Kollel creates Shiurim and learning opportunities throughout the Community such as our Sunday morning Beis Medrash Programme in Young Israel of Century City and lunch time Shiurim in different local offices.

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Financial

three stars

81.73

Accountability & Transparency

zero star

40.00

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)
92.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.82
  Program Expenses Growth -0.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 75.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Merkaz Hatorah Community Kollel on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Merkaz Hatorah Community Kollel on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Merkaz Hatorah Community Kollel (CA) 55.65 one star
Moving Traditions (PA) 91.17 four stars
Hebrew Free Burial Association (NY) 97.41 four stars
The Jewish Education Project (NY) 87.13 three stars
BBYO (DC) 86.77 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,536,573
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,536,573
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,536,573
   Other Revenue $5,514
TOTAL REVENUE $1,542,087
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,263,457
   Administrative Expenses $198,899
   Fundraising Expenses $63,302
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,525,658
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $16,429
   
Net Assets $1,192,319

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
Advanced Study of the Talmud and Jewish Study $1,263,457 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/01/2019 55.65 one star
2017-12 06/01/2019 50.84 zero star
2016-12 02/01/2018 53.19 zero star
2015-12 02/01/2017 53.20 zero star
2014-12 06/01/2016 53.26 zero star
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 53.29 zero star
2013-12 10/01/2015 47.23 zero star
2013-12 02/01/2015 49.96 zero 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 74-3181950
Name in IRS Master File MERKAZ HATORAH COMMUNITY KOLLEL INC
NTEE Code X30
NTEE Classification Jewish
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
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 January, 2007
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$78,100 5.11% Michael B. Gradon CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Merkaz Hatorah Community Kollel (CA) 55.65 one star
The Jewish Education Project (NY) 87.13 three stars
Moving Traditions (PA) 91.17 four stars
BBYO (DC) 86.77 three stars
Gateways (NY) 85.43 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Merkaz Hatorah Community Kollel
9030 West Olympic Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
tel: (310) 282-8169
EIN: 74-3181950

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