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Ohr Somayach International

Providing religious, educational and charitable aid to North American and Israeli institutions

one star

58.35

1399 Coney Island Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11230
tel: (718) 677-6200   Web Site
EIN: 13-3503155

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 58.35 one star
  Financial 81.77 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 44.00 zero star
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Ohr Somayach International provides religious, educational and charitable aid to North American and Israeli institutions. Ohr Somayach began over thirty years ago as a response to the desire of a handful of young people who wanted to learn more about Judaism. It quickly grew to be not only a sensitive respondent to the needs of the Jewish community, but an active initiator of new and innovative educational programs around the world. Ohr Somayach's involvement in mass media has included Shma Yisrael magazine; film, radio and television programs; slide shows and video productions; computer software; and a series of books and publications entitled Jerusalem Echoes. These endeavors have helped crystallize and project Ohr Somayach as an innovative force in Jewish education.

Ohr Somayach International provides religious, educational and charitable aid to North American and Israeli institutions. Ohr Somayach began over thirty years ago as a response to the desire of a handful of young people who wanted to learn more about Judaism. It quickly grew to be not only a sensitive respondent to the needs of the Jewish community, but an active initiator of new and innovative educational programs around the world. Ohr Somayach's involvement in mass media has included Shma Yisrael magazine; film, radio and television programs; slide shows and video productions; computer software; and a series of books and publications entitled Jerusalem Echoes. These endeavors have helped crystallize and project Ohr Somayach as an innovative force in Jewish education.

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Financial

three stars

81.77

Accountability & Transparency

zero star

44.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
90.6%
  Administrative Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.07
  Program Expenses Growth -0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ohr Somayach International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ohr Somayach International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ohr Somayach International (NY) 58.35 one star
Maoz Israel Ministries (TX) 89.25 three stars
Hazon (NY) 96.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,171,175
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,171,175
   Program Service Revenue $172,949
Total Primary Revenue $4,344,124
   Other Revenue $-5,290
TOTAL REVENUE $4,338,834
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,244,481
   Administrative Expenses $169,207
   Fundraising Expenses $258,091
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,671,779
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-332,945
   
Net Assets $391,673

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
Educational Aid $2,492,677 58.7%
Religious Seminars and Tours $1,092,506 25.7%
Charitable Aid to North America and Foreign Institutions $581,678 13.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 58.35 one star
2017-12 08/01/2019 62.84 one star
2016-12 06/01/2018 70.25 two stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 60.09 one star
2014-12 06/01/2016 62.28 one star
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 62.15 one star
2012-12 06/01/2014 71.35 two stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 68.08 one star
2010-12 04/01/2012 68.11 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 71.43 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 77.98 two stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 77.09 two stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 76.74 two stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 72.98 two stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 76.69 two stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 71.51 two stars
2003-12 06/01/2005 78.54 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 13-3503155
Name in IRS Master File OHR SOMAYACH INTERNATIONAL INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious 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 May, 1994
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$10,656 0.22% Shlomo Schiller President
Other Salaries of Note
$19,500 0.41% Julien Kaplan Treasurer
$19,166 0.41% Scott Corlin Secretary

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ohr Somayach International (NY) 58.35 one star
Maoz Israel Ministries (TX) 89.25 three stars
Hazon (NY) 96.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Ohr Somayach International
1399 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
tel: (718) 677-6200
fax: (718) 677-6299
EIN: 13-3503155

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 301133
Brooklyn, NY 11230

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