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Sandra Caplan Community Bet Din

The pluralistic bridge for conversion to Judaism

Los Angeles, CA   |  Www.scbetdin.us

Mission

The Sandra Caplan Community Bet Din of Southern California is proud to welcome new Jews from diverse racial, cultural, ethnic, and class backgrounds. We welcome new Jews from diverse gender histories and expressions, and we are proud to work sensitively and individually with all candidates to bring them, body and soul, into the Jewish people.

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Muriel J. Dance

Main address

441 S. Barrington Ave Unit 201

Los Angeles, CA 90049 USA

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EIN

45-5254674

NTEE code info

Jewish (X30)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

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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?

Yom Iyun: A Day of Learning for Rabbis

An annual Day of Learning for Rabbis on

Population(s) Served
Jewish people

Train people who have converted to Judaism, recommended by their rabbis, to be mentors to others as they start their conversion process during their first year after conversion.

Population(s) Served

A five session workshop series designed to deepen participants' connection to Jewish life and community, boost confidence, and answer questions that surfaced after conversion.

Population(s) Served
Jewish people
Jewish people

Where we work

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 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

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    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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Sandra Caplan Community Bet Din

Board of directors
as of 01/15/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Rabbi Stephen Einstein

Founding Rabbi Emeritus Congregation B’nai Tzedek Fountain Valley, CA

Term: 2023 - 2026


Board co-chair

Rabbi Jonathan Bernhard

Jewish Initiative for Animals

Term: 2021 - 2024

Mark Borovitz

Jonathan Daniel Klein

Lisa Bock

Jewish Communith of Ojai

Lynn Brody Slome

Lisa Edwards

Elliot N Dorff

American Jewish University

Joshua Hoffman

Academy for Jewish Religion California

Jonathan Kupetz

Temple Beth Israel Pomona

Warren Levy

Laura Owens

Congregation B'nei Horin

Robin Podolsky

Neal Weinberg

Judaism by Choice

Dvora Weissberg

Hebrew Union College

Jason Rosner

Temple Beth El of So Oranage County

Eva Robbins

Congregation N'vay Shalom

Daniel Sher

Kehillat Israel

Eric Rosenstein

Temple Judea

Michelle Missaghieh

Temple Israel of Holywood

Daniel Shevitz

Len Muroff

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? 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/8/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/08/2024

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Policies and processes
  • 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.