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EIN: 45-5372883


Yaffed is dedicated to improving the secular education curricula in ultra-Orthodox and Hasidic Yeshivas across NY through awareness, advocacy, and grassroots campaigns.

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Executive Director

Beatrice Weber

Main address

Po Box 160398

Brooklyn, NY 11216 USA

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Subject area info


Children's rights

Religion for youth

Population served info



Jewish people


NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

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Yaffed raises awareness about the lack of secular education, both within and outside of the Hasidic community, through newsletters, billboards, presentations and social media.

Population(s) Served
Jewish people

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Our results

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Context Notes

Direct mail campaign targeting over 24,000 households in communities impacted by educational neglect in Hasidic and Haredi yeshivas

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Yaffed’s goal is to ensure that every child attending Hasidic and ultra-Orthodox yeshivas receives at least a basic general education, as is required by New York State’s “substantial equivalency” law. A basic general education should consist of English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and other required subjects.

Yaffed employs a five-pillar approach: awareness-raising, organizing, power-building, legal, and advocacy. While we believe it is the governments responsibility to enforce the law and ensure every child receives the education to which they are entitled, we do not believe this alone will solve this issue. We also believe that it is important to build grassroots and community-based support for change by organizing and power-building. And finally, we employ consistent and persistent awareness campaigns in the media. Each one is essential to our work.

Yaffed is a nonprofit organization founded by individuals raised within Hasidic and Haredi communities, and is committed to improving secular education in Hasidic and Haredi schools.

Since 2012, Yaffed has been the sole organization advocating for the educational rights of ultra-Orthodox children in New York. Without an education, yeshiva graduates are severely limited in work options and often are forced to rely on government aid to support themselves and their large families.

Our work has triggered a NYC investigation into dozens of non-compliant schools, and has held the NYC Department of Education accountable for completing the report after years of delay tactics. It also resulted in the proposal of new regulations by the New York State Education Department.


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 YAFFED 2019 Yaffed 2019 990
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 31.09 over 8 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8.9 over 8 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 12% over 8 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of YAFFED INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $205,632 $131,335 $211,003 $16,916 $252,688
As % of expenses 111.3% 32.1% 34.3% 1.9% 26.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $205,632 $131,335 $211,003 $16,916 $252,688
As % of expenses 111.3% 32.1% 34.3% 1.9% 26.6%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $440,368 $587,301 $828,893 $825,859 $1,203,363
Total revenue, % change over prior year 96.0% 33.4% 41.1% -0.4% 45.7%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 99.8% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $184,736 $409,466 $614,390 $878,943 $950,675
Total expenses, % change over prior year -2.4% 121.6% 50.0% 43.1% 8.2%
Personnel 67.2% 66.2% 51.2% 48.8% 55.6%
Professional fees 16.0% 16.0% 31.8% 32.2% 32.0%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 16.8% 17.8% 17.0% 19.0% 12.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $184,736 $409,466 $614,390 $878,943 $950,675
One month of savings $15,395 $34,122 $51,199 $73,245 $79,223
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $200,131 $443,588 $665,589 $952,188 $1,029,898

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Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 22.4 13.6 11.5 6.8 11.6
Months of cash and investments 22.4 13.6 11.5 6.8 11.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 18.6 12.2 12.3 8.8 11.3
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $344,435 $464,209 $590,738 $498,322 $916,239
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $100,000 $30,000 $30,000
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 2.3% 4.3% 8.2% 0.8% 1.9%
Unrestricted net assets $286,653 $417,988 $628,991 $645,907 $898,595
Temporarily restricted net assets $50,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $50,000 $96,500 $100,000 $30,000 $30,000
Total net assets $336,653 $514,488 $728,991 $675,907 $928,595

Key data checks

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

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Executive Director

Beatrice Weber

Beatrice Weber was raised in an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and was married off to a Rabbi in an arranged marriage before graduating high school. Despite harsh opposition from the community and her family, she left her marriage several years ago and currently lives in Brooklyn with the two youngest of her ten children. Beatrice holds an MBA and an undergraduate degree in Psychology and speaks and writes about women’s empowerment and education issues in the Ultra-Orthodox community. In September 2019, she filed a lawsuit against her nine-year-old son’s Hasidic Yeshiva and the NYC Department of Education contending that he was not receiving an adequate education.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 03/25/2024
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Board chair

Barbra Rothschild

Shlomo Noskow

Malkie Schwartz

Rabbi David Gedzelman

Anita Altman

Eric Huang

Emily Pinkesz

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/25/2024

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/22/2021

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.