ISRAEL EMERGENCY ALLIANCE

Supporting Israel Around the World

aka StandWithUs   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  www.standwithus.com

Mission

StandWithUs is an international, non-profit organization which is headquartered in Los Angeles, California We believe that education is the road to peace. StandWithUs is dedicated to informing the public about Israel and to combating the extremism and anti-Semitism that often distorts the issues. We believe that knowledge of the facts will correct common prejudices about the Arab-Israeli conflict, and will promote discussions and policies that can help promote peace in the region. Through print materials, speakers, programs, conferences, missions to Israel, campaigns, social media and internet resources, we ensure that the story of Israel's achievements and ongoing challenges is told on campuses and in communities around the world.

Notes from the nonprofit

Despite the pandemic we have remained completely focused on our Mission to combat antisemitism and support Israel particularly at this time when antisemitism has escalated on Social Media and Israel and Jews are scapegoated as the cause of the pandemic. In response we have published a new booklet "Hate in the Time of Corona-Antisemitism: An Old Virus Resurfaces." In addition, we started StandWithUs.tv where we have developed a full compliment of online courses, resource materials and live programs on topics related to our Mission. This year we were extremely successful in meeting our Mission. We base this on the numbers included above which make it clear that our reach and impact were greatly enhanced. We are proud of our collaborations and partnerships with other organizations that have similar missions.

Ruling year info

2002

CEO

Roz Rothstein

COO

Jerry Rothstein

Main address

P.O. Box 341069

Los Angeles, CA 90034 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

01-0566033

NTEE code info

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Community/Junior College (B41)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2019, 2018 and 2017.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add a problem overview.

Login and update

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

College Campus Department

Our campus programs continue to grow at a rapid rate. Students love our internships, conferences,
speakers, materials, and social media campaigns. We have the largest number of staff and student
leaders for Israel on campuses. As part of our campus work, we are on the front lines of helping
students with the fight for hearts and minds in the boycott movement against Israel. We guide them
as they respond to lies and misinformation. We empower them to educate and lead their peers and
stand up proudly for Israel. Our work in this space has made a tremendous difference in the debate
on campuses. As part of our efforts, we work with any and every available campus group that has
Israel education as part of its mission statement. We have been told by other organizations that
we have inspired them to do more in this area of their own work, and they are grateful to us for our
resources. We have also recently incorporated a large campus program that helps follow up on
Birthright trips to Israel.
Supporting Israel Around The World

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

StandWithUs has created the StandWithUs H.S. Internship. We have also started a new program called the Teen Leadership Council which trains high school students to become leaders to their peers.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

We recognize the importance of educating people of all ages about Israel,so we do a tremendous amount of outreach to the community at large.
Among our high-impact community programs, we also reach out to muli-cultural populations including Hindu, Chinese, Korean, and Christian audiences. Our speakers and film events are well attended. We continue to distribute our materials to churches,synagogues, and public schools.
This past summer we completed work on two new
publications that are used by students and communities alike: "Know
Your Rights” and also "Explaining the BDS Movement.”
We have added a new website for our Center for Combatting Antisemitism www.StandUpToHatred.com.
We have made a renewed and successful effort to reach out to the communities of color including Jews of color

Population(s) Served
Adults

LINK discovering your Israel connection, is a cutting edge, digitally interactive, experiential curriculum that explores students' thousands-year-old historical connection to Israel and empowers them to establish their own, unique, modern connection.l LINK was created by a team of innovative educators, curriculum developers, and educational consultants who wanted to share their passion and excitement about Israel with their students.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The StandWithUs Saidoff Legal Department is a unique legal resource for the pro-Israel community. While not a law firm, we empower the pro-Israrel community by providing the legal resources and education necessary to stand up for Israel confidently and independently.
To do this, we use legal tools proactively to count the boycott movement against Israel and provide legal resources for individuals facing anti-Israel or anti-Semitic activism. We educate individual and communities about their legal rights and provide access to pro bono counsel. We also conduct legal research and publish articles on pressing relevant topics.
We have also started the StandWithUs JD Fellowship, a legal fellowship for law students on how to apply the law to support Israel and fight antisemitism.
Our Center for Combatting Antisemitism now offers a reward to anyone who provides information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of anyone who has committed an antisemitic act.

Population(s) Served
Adults

StandWithUs is a leader in social media. Facebook analytics show up to 100 Million interactions each week on the StandWithUs'English Facebook page and up to 500,000 interactions on our Arabic Page.
StandWithUs has the highest number of Facebook friends and Twitter followers on any Jewish organization. We operate in 15 different languages and on multiple social media platforms.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of audience members with favorable attitudes towards the issue or interest

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Men and boys, LGBTQ people, Religious groups, Immigrants and migrants

Related Program

College Campus Department

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We distribute surveys at events to measure our audiences interest and whether our presentations have influenced their views on various topics.

Number of audience members willing to take action on behalf of a specific issue

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Men and boys, LGBTQ people, Immigrants and migrants, Religious groups

Related Program

Community

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We measure our audiences willingness by having sign up sheets for those who want to take action on issues and we receive calls from audience members after the programs.

Number of audience members saying issue is important to them

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Men and boys, LGBTQ people, Religious groups

Related Program

Community

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are able to determine this from surveys that we distribute at events and programs and surveys online.

Number of individuals attending community events or trainings

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Men and boys, Religious groups, LGBTQ people

Related Program

Community

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Each attending member has previously signed up or signs up at the door. In 2020 due to COVID we offered many more events online which greatly increased our attendee numbers.

Number of individuals attending rallies or marches

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Men and boys, Jewish people, LGBTQ people, Work status and occupations

Related Program

Community

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

People either pre-register or we circulate a sign up sheet which people have to complete.

Number of individuals attending briefings and presentations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Men and boys, Seniors, LGBTQ people, Work status and occupations

Related Program

Community

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

People who pre-register or we provide sign up sheets.

Number of polls conducted with advocacy audience(s)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Men and boys, Jewish people, LGBTQ people, Work status and occupations

Related Program

Community

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Due to COVID we reduced the number of polls.

Number of outreach attempts to reporters

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Ethnic and racial groups, Work status and occupations, Sexual identity

Related Program

Community

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have constant contact with national, local and Jewish media sending them articles. We also get telephone calls by those media outlets to write op-ed's and/or comments.

Number of meetings with policymakers or candidates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Religious groups, Children and youth, Family relationships

Related Program

Community

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are doing outreach to policy makers and candidates to educate them about issues relevant to our mission and make presentations to key decision makers and staff.

Number of media partnerships developed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Sexual identity, Religious groups, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Community

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are media representatives who we are consistently in contact with us and either write articles about our organization, or rely on us as experts for work they are doing.

Number of media articles reflecting preferred issue framing

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Ethnic and racial groups, Sexual identity, Religious groups

Related Program

Community

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is judged by the number of articles published about the organization or that are written by our staff.

Number of invitations for advocates to speak as experts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Jewish people, Interfaith groups, Sexual identity, Work status and occupations

Related Program

Community

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We invite nationally renowned experts to speak at our major events and online. We also invite those who are experts in their field to educate our supporters and the community at large.

Number of testimonies offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Religious groups

Related Program

Community

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Each year at our annual gala we receive testimonials from elected officials and from individuals who have been impacted by our work.

Number of stories successfully placed in the media

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Religious groups, Ethnic and racial groups, Sexual identity

Related Program

Community

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We invite media to many of our conferences. and the media has been contacting us asking for our opinion.

Number of research or policy analysis products developed, e.g., reports, briefs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Men and boys, LGBTQ people, Ethnic and racial groups, Work status and occupations

Related Program

College Campus Department

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have a large research staff who are experts in various fields who are producing policy analysis for our target audiences.

Number of products distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Men and boys, Religious groups, LGBTQ people, Work status and occupations

Related Program

Community

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We are the largest publisher of educational materials in our field. We distribute to groups that purchase our materials and are also used on colleges and high schools for educational purposes.

Number of rallies or marches held and attendance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Christians, Jewish people, Interfaith groups, Hindus

Related Program

Community

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Due to COVID we were unable to have many rallies or marches.

Number of press releases developed and distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Jewish people, Christians, Hindus, Sexual identity

Related Program

Community

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These go to the main stream media, the Jewish media and are posted on social media.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

StandWithUs's goal is to educate people of all ages around the world about Israel and the middle east. We aim to educate about the history of Israel, the Jewish peoples connection to the land of Israel, and the facts surrounding the middle east conflict with an emphasis on the democratic modern state of Israel.

Another aim that we seek to accomplish is to foster better relations between the people of the United States and people of Israel by explaining shared democratic values.

An equally important goal is to combat the rise in antisemitic incidents and antisemitic activities online by exposing them and taking legal action when appropriate.

One of our primary target audiences are college and high school students because the are exposed to such a vast amount of misinformation from the academy and the media.

We employ a multitude of strategies to educate our target audience. Our methodology includes publishing a vast array of printed materials in numerous languages, extensive use of all social media platforms , a speakers bureau of experts in the field, missions to Israel and outreach programs to numerous ethnic, religious groups and where appropriate legal action to combat antisemitism.

With 18 offices in five countries we have a professional staff of over 100 employees and hundreds of volunteers to execute our mission. We also have a pro-bono lawyers network of over 250 lawyers.

A list of our accomplishments are listed above. To reiterate, our accomplishments include the continuing growth in our number of supporters, the expansion of our publications, the increased number programs that we have on campus, the geographical reach which include Canada, China, India, Australia, Brazil, among others and the geometric growth of our social media.

The challenges of carrying out our mission continue to grow. In response, we recognize the need to open additional offices both in the United States and foreign countries. Although our budget has doubled in the last five years we need the resources to continue to effectively carry out our mission.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The development of the Center for Combatting Antisemitism was formed.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

ISRAEL EMERGENCY ALLIANCE
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

ISRAEL EMERGENCY ALLIANCE

Board of directors
as of 12/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Esther Renzer

Israel Emergency Alliance

Term: 2001 -


Board co-chair

Naty Saidoff

Real Estate Investment

Term: 2015 -

Barry Wolfe

Bruce Lederman

Larry Hochberg

Martin Jannol

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/07/2019

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability