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National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education

Protecting, feeding, and educates thousands throughout the NY metro area and around the nation

two stars

78.62

824 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11213
tel: (718) 735-0200   Web Site
EIN: 11-6003180

Board Leadership
Rabbi Shea Hecht
Chairman

CEO
Rabbi Sholem Ber Hecht
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.62 two stars
  Financial 96.25 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 70.00 two stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education (NCFJE) is a multi-faceted charity which protects, feeds and educates thousands throughout the New York metro area and around the nation. The NCFJE, founded in 1940, is one of the first Chabad-Lubavitch charities established in the US. The principle mission of NCFJE was to provide Jewish public school students with a free Jewish education through the Jewish Released Time program. Shortly after the founding of NCFJE, the young Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht was appointed to a leadership position and charged with expanding the organization. Today, NCFJE continues the educational and humanitarian programs spearheaded by Rabbi J. J. Hecht and pioneered with the objective of providing educational and humanitarian services to all sectors of the Jewish community.

The National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education (NCFJE) is a multi-faceted charity which protects, feeds and educates thousands throughout the New York metro area and around the nation. The NCFJE, founded in 1940, is one of the first Chabad-Lubavitch charities established in the US. The principle mission of NCFJE was to provide Jewish public school students with a free Jewish education through the Jewish Released Time program. Shortly after the founding of NCFJE, the young Rabbi Jacob J. Hecht was appointed to a leadership position and charged with expanding the organization. Today, NCFJE continues the educational and humanitarian programs spearheaded by Rabbi J. J. Hecht and pioneered with the objective of providing educational and humanitarian services to all sectors of the Jewish community.

Financial

four stars

96.25

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

70.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
92.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.43
  Program Expenses Growth 4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education (NY) 78.62 two stars
The Jewish Education Project (NY) 86.06 three stars
Hebrew Free Burial Association (NY) 97.41 four stars
Foundation for Jewish Camp (NY) 96.66 four stars
Moving Traditions (PA) 91.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,142,205
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $296,969
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $603,366
Total Contributions $4,042,540
   Program Service Revenue $1,300,244
Total Primary Revenue $5,342,784
   Other Revenue $1,371
TOTAL REVENUE $5,344,155
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,577,458
   Administrative Expenses $446,442
   Fundraising Expenses $95,069
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,118,969
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $225,186
   
Net Assets $7,860,490

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
Part-Time Religious Educational Programs $3,960,452 86.5%
Grants to Specialized Religious Educational Institutions $409,550 8.9%
Direct Financial Assistance to Poor and Sick $207,456 4.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 03/01/2020 78.62 two stars
2017-08 02/01/2019 78.70 two stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 75.95 two stars
2015-08 12/01/2016 73.68 two stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 73.60 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/22/2015 73.20 two stars
2013-08 04/01/2015 69.91 one star
2012-08 02/01/2014 76.19 two stars
2011-08 12/01/2012 77.21 two stars
2010-08 12/23/2011 81.45 three stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 75.94 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 99.01 four stars
2008-08 03/01/2010 88.74 three stars
2007-08 02/01/2009 91.33 four stars
2006-08 02/01/2008 88.52 three stars
2005-08 07/01/2007 88.91 three stars
2004-08 02/01/2006 75.57 two stars
2003-08 12/01/2004 74.74 two stars
2002-08 11/01/2003 88.83 three stars
2001-08 02/05/2003 87.68 three 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 11-6003180
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR THE FURTHERANCE OF JEWISH ED
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 (59) Other school related 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 January, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$44,500 0.86% Rabbi Shloma L. Abramowitz Executive Controller $2,500

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education (NY) 78.62 two stars
Hebrew Free Burial Association (NY) 97.41 four stars
Moving Traditions (PA) 91.17 four stars
Gateways (NY) 85.43 three stars
The Jewish Education Project (NY) 86.06 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education
824 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11213
tel: (718) 735-0200
fax: (718) 735-4455
EIN: 11-6003180

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Board Leadership

Rabbi Shea Hecht
Chairman

CEO

Rabbi Sholem Ber Hecht
Director

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