Emunah of America Inc

Caring for a Nation

New York, NY   |  http://www.emunah.org

Mission

Emunah of America provides donors, advocates, and volunteers the organization they require to care for the most vulnerable at-risk children and families in Israel and specific projects in the United States. Emunah of America drives social change by leading, mobilizing, and engaging volunteers to raise the necessary funds to change and impact lives. Emunah of America’s activities focuses on supporting education, social welfare programs aiming to strengthen the Jewish family, advancing women's status, and Holocaust and anti-bias education in Israel and the United States. Our primary beneficiaries are Emunah Israel and other non-profits that partner with Emunah of America. All charity partners focus on social services for those in need.

Notes from the nonprofit

Emunah of America is proud of its diverse women-centric board. With decades of philanthropic and professional experience, the Emunah of America Board is comprised of like-minded women who lead and actively promote social action impacting and affecting the lives of thousands of Israeli citizens and create innovative programming in the United States. The Board and volunteers work together to raise the necessary funds to support educational and therapeutic programs, capital improvements, and capital campaigns in Israel and projects in the United States. Emunah of America provides an organization for meaningful engagement and support of women in nonprofit leadership roles— mentoring and promoting younger women on the Young Leadership Board. We are grateful for the Boards generosity of time and support and look forward to continued success.

Ruling year info

1972

National President

Debbie Bienenfeld

Main address

315 W 36th St Fl 2

New York, NY 10018 USA

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EIN

13-2670365

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (Q12)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Residential Care

Emunah’s highly regarded Children’s Homes, Youth Villages and Crisis Centers provide a safe, secure, and nurturing haven for many of Israel’s most vulnerable children. Dedicated house parents and professional staff are on call around the clock to fulfill the children’s physical, emotional, educational, and therapeutic needs - providing them a supportive, family-like environment in which to grow.
Emunah's five children’s homes located in Bnei Brak, Netanya, Afula, Pardes Hana, and Even Shmuel, are home to almost 900 at-risk children and adolescents.
Emunah homes incorporate innovative methodologies, state-of-the-art educational programs, and an array of group and individual therapies for parents and children. Specialized therapy protocols include cycling therapy, animal-assisted therapy, music therapy, art therapy, as well as many others.
Emergency Placement for Children
Among the services provided by the Emunah Neve Michael Children's Village is a crisis center for children aged 5-14. Children and adolescents in acute emergency situations are brought to the center either by social services or police. The goal of the crisis center is to ensure personal safety and to distance the child from the trauma and distress that he or she has unfortunately experienced.
Children in need of immediate shelter can arrive at any time of day or night, always in the midst of acute personal and family crises. The children may stay in the crisis center for a period of six to eight months, during which time issues are addressed, children and family members undergo an intensive therapeutic evaluation and intervention process. Following this, a more permanent solution is found for the children. In certain cases, the family crisis subsides and happily, we are able to return the children to their families. In other instances, the child may be transferred to an Emunah residential village or to foster care.
Teenage Girls Crisis Center
The Emunah Neve Michael Children's Village also offers a crisis center for teenage girls, the only center of its kind in Israel.
The Teenage Girls Crisis Center serves the entire country and is aimed at providing protection and therapy for girls at-risk and in distress. Young women aged 12-16, from all over Israel, are referred to the Crisis Center by regional welfare officials and with the approval of the juvenile courts. The Crisis Center at Emunah Neve Michael serves girls who have tragically been sexually, physically and/or emotionally abused or harassed. These adolescent girls may have also experienced severe neglect at home or, been exposed to other dangerous situations within the community.
The Center's Goals:
• Protection of the teenage girl from a harmful environment and, when necessary, from herself.
• Conduct a wide-range assessment and evaluation of the girl and her family's environment.
• Provide short term therapy and support as necessary.
• Involve the parents in the therapy process.
• Collaborate with Social Services in formulating an ongoing therapy program for her.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Victims of crime and abuse
At-risk youth

Where we work

Accreditations

Charity Navigator 2021

Affiliations & memberships

Conference of Presidents 2021

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 organizational partners

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

Multiracial people, Adults, Jewish people, Interfaith groups, Secular groups

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Emunah's charitable partners work together collaborating, sharing resources to maximize fundraising potential.

Number of youth receiving services (e.g., groups, skills and job training, etc.) with youths living in their community

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

Age groups

Related Program

Residential Care

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We currently have 1000 youth living in 5 of our residential homes. They do not have parents. We give comprehensive life skill training programs to support them as they age out of the system.

Number of children reached with a meal each school day

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

Children and youth, Social and economic status

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Emunah of America supports 5 childrens homes with 1000 children at risk living in these homes. And 8000 children in daycare centers in Israel. Over 9000 meals are served daily.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Our goal is that Emunah of America will continue to raise funds in 2021 strategically and use all our resources to fuel our fundraising abilities to benefit our charitable projects. We remain committed to and focused on our primary beneficiary - Emunah Israel - but also recognize the need to raise funds for other causes that align with our mission.

Emunah of America's administrative team is small, but mighty. EOA has incredible and committed Board members and donors. However, we feel very strongly that collaboration is the key to ensuring success. By partnering with other like-minded charities, Emunah of America will reach its goals. Sharing our resources and talents will with other charitable partners ensures excellent programming and strategic fundraising. At this time, Emunah of America's primary beneficiary and core mission is to support Emunah Israel projects. We have partnered with Kol Hanearim, a charity that provides young adults as counselors for our summer program in our residential homes in Israel. As well, we have partnered with One Clip at a Time, an organization that trains teachers in the United States and Canada holocaust and Anti-bias training. Emunah of America funds scholarships for teachers in the United States and raises funds for our Holocaust studies program in the Emunah Appleman College. Together we are stronger.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The people we raise funds for primarily reside in Israel. These are children and families at-risk utilizing services provided by Emunah Israel . We also collect information and feedback from our Board members to ensure we are creating fundraising programs that are timely, effective, and meeting our fundraising goals.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    There are now surveys for clients utilizing services asking for feedback about the experiences. Also, there are regular meetings with staff to discuss challenges, improvements, and successes.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

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

    We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Emunah of America Inc

Board of directors
as of 6/8/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Debbie Bienenfeld

Johanna Herskowitz

Shaindy Brothman

Rhonda Avner

Charlotte Dachs

Bonnie Eizikovitz

Sondra Fisch

Marcia Genuth

Amy Gibber

Elizabeth Gindea

Anne Gontownik

Chanie Greif

Sora Grunstein

Fran Hirmes

Shaynee Kessler

Heddy Klein

Esther Lerer

Lynn Mael

Sue Nadritch

Careena Parker

Lisa Reich

Michelle Salig

Harriet Saperstein

Lisa Schechter

Sylvia Schonfield

Karen Spitalnick

Mindy Stein

Susan Weinstock

Myrna Zisman

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? 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? Not applicable
  • 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 06/08/2021

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)
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/31/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.