Friends of Open House, Inc

aka FOH   |   N. Grosvenordale, CT   |  www.friendsofopenhouse.org
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Mission

FRIENDS OF OPEN HOUSE (FOH), founded in 2001, is a North American based organization which raises funds for and provides programmatic linkages to OPEN HOUSE--a Jewish-Arab community center in Ramle, Israel. Through on-line communications and a network of local chapters throughout North America, FOH also sponsors interfaith dialogue and education about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its resolution and other issues of interfaith concern.

Ruling year info

2001

President

Randy Ross

Vice-President

Richard Herman

Main address

PO Box 477

N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255 USA

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EIN

04-3562595

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (Q12)

International Exchanges (Q23)

Interfaith Issues (X90)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

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The North American based FRIENDS OF OPEN HOUSE (FOH), raises funds for and builds awareness about the programs of Open House in Ramle, Israel. The program in Israel has two inter-related goals: to be a place for encounters and cooperation between Jews and Arabs in the Ramle-Lod area through our "Center for Jewish-Arab Coexistence," and to provide educational and social opportunities to Arab children and their families through our "Center for the Development of the Arab Child." The Open House nursery school provides a 'Head-Start' program that strengthens Arab children's identity and self-confidence.

The Open House Center for Jewish-Arab Coexistence sponsors Jewish/Arab coexistence training programs, summer camps and youth leadership seminars for Jewish and Arab teenagers; a Jewish/Arab Parents' Network; and coexistence training programs for educators and social service professionals in the Ramla-Lod region.

In addition to raising funds and awareness about this unique community based co-existence program, FRIENDS OF OPEN HOUSE sponsors visits and exchanges between the Jewish and Arab teens active in its Israel program with their counterparts in North America. FOH facilitates interfaith (Jewish/ Christian/ Muslim) dialogue about the Middle East conflict and its resolution in cities throughout North America, basing its work on the inspiring origins and hopeful lessons of the Open House community in Israel.

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Financials

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Friends of Open House, Inc

Board of directors
as of 6/4/2016
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Board chair

Randy Ross

Gary Tabasinske Treasurer

Danya Karram

Richard Herman Vice-Chair

Ernie Brill Secretary

Board leadership practices

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  • 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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • 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? No