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Institute for Jewish Spirituality

Cultivating Mindfulness. Deepening Connection. Enlivening Jewish life.

two stars

72.31

121 West 27th Street New York, NY 10001
tel: (646) 461-6499   Web Site
EIN: 36-4531559

Board Leadership
Ann Greenstein
Chair

CEO
Rabbi Josh Feigelson, PhD
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 72.31 two stars
  Financial 63.84 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Institute for Jewish Spirituality seeks to revitalize Jewish life by teaching spiritual practices that cultivate mindfulness on the individual and communal levels, so that we can act with enriched wisdom, clarity, and compassion. We teach the core practices of mindfulness meditation, Torah study, prayer, tikkun middot (the development of ethical character traits), and singing and yoga as embodied practices. These practices provide participants with valuable skills for effective leadership while creating opportunities for them to deepen their inner lives and connect meaningfully with the Divine. We utilize traditional and contemporary forms of authentic Jewish practice to enrich everyday life with Jewish wisdom, link the search for inner wholeness with tikkun olam (repair of the world), and create a vibrant, enduring Judaism now and for generations to come.

The Institute for Jewish Spirituality seeks to revitalize Jewish life by teaching spiritual practices that cultivate mindfulness on the individual and communal levels, so that we can act with enriched wisdom, clarity, and compassion. We teach the core practices of mindfulness meditation, Torah study, prayer, tikkun middot (the development of ethical character traits), and singing and yoga as embodied practices. These practices provide participants with valuable skills for effective leadership while creating opportunities for them to deepen their inner lives and connect meaningfully with the Divine. We utilize traditional and contemporary forms of authentic Jewish practice to enrich everyday life with Jewish wisdom, link the search for inner wholeness with tikkun olam (repair of the world), and create a vibrant, enduring Judaism now and for generations to come.

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Financial

one star

63.84

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
65.7%
  Administrative Expenses 18.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.25
  Program Expenses Growth -0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 38.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Institute for Jewish Spirituality on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Institute for Jewish Spirituality on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Institute for Jewish Spirituality (NY) 72.31 two stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,088,784
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,088,784
   Program Service Revenue $867,341
Total Primary Revenue $1,956,125
   Other Revenue $5,415
TOTAL REVENUE $1,961,540
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,420,944
   Administrative Expenses $390,942
   Fundraising Expenses $376,151
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,188,037
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-226,497
   
Net Assets $534,199

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
Kivvun $274,802 19.3%
Clergy Leadership Program $216,173 15.2%
Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training $116,325 8.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 12/20/2019 72.31 two stars

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

EIN 36-4531559
Name in IRS Master File INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH SPIRITUALITY 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 October, 2003
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$79,503 3.63% Rabbi Lisa Goldstein Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Institute for Jewish Spirituality (NY) 72.31 two stars
Hebrew Free Burial Association (NY) 97.41 four stars
The Jewish Education Project (NY) 87.13 three stars
Gateways (NY) 85.43 three stars
BBYO (DC) 86.77 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Institute for Jewish Spirituality
121 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
tel: (646) 461-6499
EIN: 36-4531559

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Board Leadership

Ann Greenstein
Chair

CEO

Rabbi Josh Feigelson, PhD
Executive Director

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