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Institute of Southern Jewish Life Inc

Supporting. Connecting. Celebrating.

aka Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL)   |   Jackson, MS   |  http://www.isjl.org
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Institute of Southern Jewish Life Inc

EIN: 64-0762027


Mission

The Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) supports, connects, and celebrates Jewish Life in the South. We also work in partnership with public schools, libraries, nonprofits and volunteers to offer engaging, inclusive, secular literacy programming.

Ruling year info

1989

CEO

Michele Schipper

Main address

PO Box 16528

Jackson, MS 39236 USA

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EIN

64-0762027

Subject area info

Arts and culture

History

Education

Judaism

Interfaith

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Population served info

Age groups

Children and youth

Jewish people

NTEE code info

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

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?

The LAB (Literacy Achievement Bonanza)

The Literacy Achievement Bonanza, or LAB, is a week-long day camp full of literacy-based activities explicitly designed to foster a positive relationship with reading while improving literacy skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) in age-, skill-, and developmentally-appropriate methods aligned with the College and Career Readiness Standards. Now working in partnership with Operation Shoestring, we have added a year-round after-school literacy support component.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Students

The ISJL supports, connects, and celebrates Jewish life in the South. The three core service areas of the ISJL are Culture, Education, and Spirituality. These departments serve Jewish communities in our 13-state-region, with a special emphasis on small and remote communities reached by few other entities.

Population(s) Served
Jewish people

Where we work

Financials

Institute of Southern Jewish Life Inc
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2021 ISJL
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

19.30

Average of 17.94 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

3.8

Average of 3.8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

22%

Average of 19% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Institute of Southern Jewish Life Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Institute of Southern Jewish Life 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 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$41,449 -$208,104 $981,641 -$549,343 $290,491
As % of expenses -1.8% -10.3% 54.4% -32.9% 17.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$53,449 -$237,547 $948,373 -$584,239 $254,553
As % of expenses -2.3% -11.6% 51.6% -34.3% 15.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $3,367,788 $1,481,707 $1,829,896 $3,020,567 $2,343,061
Total revenue, % change over prior year 56.1% -56.0% 23.5% 65.1% -22.4%
Program services revenue 9.2% 16.8% 11.2% 6.9% 8.7%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 3.0% 5.2% 3.5% 5.2% 3.9%
Government grants 0.0% 22.6% 16.2% 3.8% 5.1%
All other grants and contributions 66.4% 49.1% 57.4% 60.0% 56.7%
Other revenue 21.4% 6.2% 11.8% 24.1% 25.6%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $2,276,528 $2,023,522 $1,805,813 $1,670,514 $1,654,944
Total expenses, % change over prior year -13.1% -11.1% -10.8% -7.5% -0.9%
Personnel 71.5% 76.2% 79.6% 77.9% 67.5%
Professional fees 5.7% 6.7% 7.1% 6.5% 6.1%
Occupancy 4.5% 4.6% 4.4% 2.7% 4.4%
Interest 0.2% 0.6% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 18.1% 12.0% 8.8% 12.9% 21.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $2,288,528 $2,052,965 $1,839,081 $1,705,410 $1,690,882
One month of savings $189,711 $168,627 $150,484 $139,210 $137,912
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $234,633 $74,271 $33,555 $0 $299,651
Total full costs (estimated) $2,712,872 $2,295,863 $2,023,120 $1,844,620 $2,128,445

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 5.3 3.3 4.1 4.5 3.8
Months of cash and investments 20.3 21.2 28.1 26.8 28.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 16.6 17.0 25.4 23.3 23.4
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $1,013,032 $562,977 $611,718 $632,672 $524,640
Investments $2,831,704 $3,011,121 $3,615,588 $3,104,466 $3,394,556
Receivables $891,508 $397,722 $104,478 $560,466 $499,610
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $448,872 $523,143 $419,236 $447,748 $747,398
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 45.5% 44.6% 30.9% 36.7% 26.8%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 37.1% 3.0% 0.9% 3.9% 4.0%
Unrestricted net assets $3,400,084 $3,162,537 $4,110,910 $3,526,671 $3,781,224
Temporarily restricted net assets $1,126,425 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $148,190 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $1,274,615 $982,994 $482,641 $1,019,607 $1,100,112
Total net assets $4,674,699 $4,145,531 $4,593,551 $4,546,278 $4,881,336

Key data checks

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Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

CEO

Michele Schipper

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Institute of Southern Jewish Life Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 02/20/2023
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Board chair

Jay Hesdorffer

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/20/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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