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Sephardic Jewish Brotherhood Foundation Inc

The National Umbrella Organization for the Ladino-speaking Sephardic Community

Forest Hills, NY   |  https://www.sephardicbrotherhood.com/

Mission

The Sephardic Jewish Brotherhood Foundation is the 501c3 nonprofit foundation that serves the national-umbrella organization of the Ladino-speaking Sephardic Community of the United States. It has the unique mission to support Sephardic individuals, families, and communities deriving their lineage from the Ladino-speaking Jewish communities of Greece, Turkey, and the Balkans. Through college and graduate school scholarships, special funds for the needy, Sephardic Youth & Young Professional Programming, Trips to Israel and Jewish Greece, Jewish burial services, and Sephardic educational programming, the Sephardic Brotherhood works to centrally serve all aspects of Sephardic Jewish life in America.

Ruling year info

2019

Board President

Sedat Behar

Managing Director

Ethan Marcus

Main address

6767 108th St

Forest Hills, NY 11375 USA

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EIN

83-2938510

NTEE code info

Jewish (X30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Over the past five years, the Sephardic Brotherhood has gone through an extraordinary transformation, seeing an explosion in new membership, educational and religious programming, social activity, and new public advocacy work for the Sephardic community. We have begun to cultivate a new generation of young Sepharadim who are passionate about their identities and are hungry for opportunities to get involved in Sephardic Jewish life in North America. Because of these strides, we have recognized the need to develop a long term roadmap for success, ensuring that the organization is prepared to grow and meet the challenges and needs of a modern, 21st century American Sephardic community.

Our programs

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

Sephardic Digital Academy

The Sephardic Digital Academy is a new national partnership to connect and educate our Sephardic community institutions, synagogues, Rabbis, educators, and members across the United States.

We are partnering with more than a dozen affiliated synagogues and institutions to bring you new weekly classes and series on Sephardic Torah, Halakha, traditions and customs, Ladino language instruction, Sephardic cooking, and so much more. All classes are FREE and open to all, with participation via zoom and live-streamed on our Facebook Page and posted on our Youtube Channel. As we continue to connect and develop new programs, we will be updating you on weekly additions to our class schedule, including finalizing an online calendar for easy access. We hope that this new program will help you feel a little more connected to our Sephardic Community, identity, history, and heritage.

If you're interested in learning more about the Sephardic Digital Academy, including opportunities for sponsorship or becoming a contributing educator, please reach out to us at [email protected].

Population(s) Served
People of Middle Eastern descent
Jewish people
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

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

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Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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

Charting impact

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

We aim to have a membership that is growing and diverse; an organization that provides educational programming and an information exchange; a fraternal society that provides mutual aid; while being an organization that is financially sound and effectively and efficiently governed.

The Strategic Planning Committee underwent an analysis of the organization's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and then revisited the goals for appropriate adjustments in light of the analysis. The Committee then identified over 50 objectives to achieve the stated goals. The resulting plan was approved by the Committee, then the Executive Committee and ultimately adopted by the Central Council unanimously. The Committee will now work with the Managing Director, staff, and various standing committees, to devise, fund and oversee tactics to achieve the objectives laid out in this Strategic Plan, as well as conduct periodic reviews to ensure plan efficacy. This represents an exciting leap forward for our organization, and we firmly believe that this Strategic Plan will help our Sephardic Community to thrive for generations to come.

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.
  • 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, 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 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 act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

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

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Sephardic Jewish Brotherhood Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 09/18/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sedat Behar

Marvin Marcus

Sedat Behar

Jeffrey Beja

Andrew Marcus

Jay Matalon

David Scribman

Renee Motola

Daniel Small

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/18/2023

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