YAD YEHUDA OF GREATER WASHIGTON

community helping community

aka Capital Kosher Pantry, Chesed Shel Emes Aid, Hachnosas Kallah of Greater Washington, Tomchei Shabbos of Greater Washington   |   Silver Spring, MD   |  www.yadyehuda.org

Mission

As the Jewish community populations within the Greater Washington area continue to grow, the financial needs unfortunately continue to increase as well. Yad Yehuda runs the only Kosher food pantry as well as the only Tomchei Shabbos program in the Greater Washington area. Yad Yehuda is called upon daily to assist those who are struggling financially and having trouble keeping up with basic living expenses. Guided by the many different community Rabbonim, Yad Yehuda responds to each request, always preserving the dignity and confidentiality of individuals and families in need.

Ruling year info

2014

Principal Officer

Mr. Nechemia Mond

Co Principal Officer

Mr. Mordechai Hyatt

Main address

812 Hyde Ct

Silver Spring, MD 20902 USA

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EIN

22-3949731

NTEE code info

Public Foundations (T30)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a religious organization.

Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Tomchei Shabbos of Greater Washington

This program is designed to assist local families and individuals in financial distress purchase much needed food for Shabbos and Yom Tov. Through an extensive arrangement with Shalom Kosher, this program provides qualified families and individuals with Shalom Kosher gift cards so that recipients can shop in a confidential and respectful manner without stigma.

Population(s) Served

The Capital Kosher Food Pantry is the region's only kosher food pantry. In these difficult economic times, many families are in need of a little assistance to obtain nutritious foods for their homes. We help these families fill their pantries by offering a wide variety of kosher food items at no cost.

Population(s) Served

This program is designed to assist families living in the Greater Washington area, and in financial distress, provide a loved one with a dignified burial in accordance with Jewish law. Whether it is connecting someone with the right resources or providing direct financial assistance, we are committed to assisting in this holy work. In addition to having arrangements local funeral homes and cemetery, we further supplement the cost.

Population(s) Served

Dedicated to assisting individuals from qualified poor families get married.

Population(s) Served

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Financials

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YAD YEHUDA OF GREATER WASHIGTON

Board of directors
as of 3/3/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Nechemia Mond


Board co-chair

Mordechai Hyatt

Debbie Katz

Rafi Cattan

R' Moshe Walter

R" Moshe Arzouan

Marc Sushner

Gloria Feldman

Devorah Grayson

Max Rudmann

Fran Kritz

Jeremy Goodman

Barbara Price

Debi Rudmann

Sue Koss

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? 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 03/03/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/03/2020

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.