Shalom Orlando

RAISing awareness and promoting inclusion as we impact individuals, families, and communities.

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Shalom Orlando

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The Roth Family JCC and The Jewish Federation of Central Florida have joined together to create a streamlined organization that motivates, inspires and connects our Central Florida Jewish Community. At Shalom Orlando, we believe that Jewish life exists wherever you are – in your home, out with our friends, or at one of the many incredible Jewish organizations that support Jewish life in Central Florida. As a community united, Shalom Orlando seeks to bring Jewish to you and the nearly 50,000 other Jews who call Central Florida home.

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Principal Officer

Mr. Keith Dvorchik

Main address

851 N Maitland Ave

Maitland, FL 32751 USA

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We believe that the next generation holds the key to the future of our Jewish community. We work with young professionals to build and develop leaders who will go on to serve as board members and volunteers in local Jewish organizations. The JEROME J. BORNSTEIN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM offers a unique mix of youth and experience. The program began in 1991 and aims to create leaders in the Jewish community through year-long classes that address a variety of topics, including Jewish identity, leadership and Israel. Past graduates have gone on to serve on boards and hold top leadership positions at many of Central Florida’s synagogues and Jewish agencies, as well as at the Jewish Federation.

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In 2010 we launched our PJ Library program. This initiative provides free Jewish content books, to about 900 families in our community. Fifty percent of Jewish homes with preschool children in Central Florida are now PJ families. The beauty of the PJ Library is that it creates Jewish memories by bringing Jewish content to the recipients’ homes. With beautifully written and colorful books, parents read to their children stories of treasured Jewish values like kindness, respect, and tolerance as well as the Jewish holidays sparking an interest in the child and a sense of belonging. JFGO then magnifies the effect of the books by providing relevant community programs and partnerships with our synagogues and agencies.
PJ Library helps grow our children’s values with Jewish concepts. It ensures that they make Judaism second nature, instead of second best. It nurtures relationships to Jewish tradition, learning, beliefs and practices. pastingFor tweens, PJ Our Way provides free chapter books that readers 81/2 to 11 choose themselves. This year we have 950 families enrolled. We also sponsor a similar program in Israel at our partner city Kiryat Motzkin.For tweens, PJ Our Way provides free chapter books that readers 81/2 to 11
choose themselves. This year we have 950 families enrolled. We also sponsor a
similar program in Israel at our partner city Kiryat Motzkin.

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To strengthen our connection with Israel, we have built a long-term partnership between Greater Orlando and Kiryat Motzkin (an Israeli city, north of Haifa) to foster economic, educational, and cultural opportunities in both cities.
Through Partnership2Gether, we help the community by funding a leadership program through many initiatives including: The Kiryat Motzkin Youth Unit that 150 teenagers participate in to help build tomorrow’s Israeli leaders. In Kiryat Motzkin, many Holocaust survivors participate at no charge in the activities of Mashmaut Center thanks in part to funding from JFGO. Each year funding from JFGO allows low-income families to benefit from remedial teaching at the MASHAL after school facility for students with learning and other disabilities. Sifriyat Pijama is a reading enhancement program, that now operates in Kiryat Motzkin. Kindergarteners enjoy receiving new books each month that teach Jewish traditions and values.

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Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando excitedly announces the establishment of Jewish
Teen Education Network (JTEN), an innovative response to the changing needs of
today’s teens.  JFGO hopes this
initiative will act as a clearing house for all Jewish teen education in
Central Florida.  For more than two decades, Jewish teens have come together to engage in Jewish learning through Beit Hamidrash (the Community Hebrew High School). During this time, more than one thousand teens have come through its doors. As times change and the expectations of teenagers continue to increase, the program has adapted as well. Today’s teens are under tremendous pressure to build a college resume. With so much at stake, teens are often forced to make a choice between Jewish education and other activities. At the same time, in the past few years, the synagogues have introduced new ways to keep teenagers involved and engaged, such as Madrichim (teachers’ assistants) program, which has become very popular with teens. It is with these changes in mind that JFGO has decided to retire the Beit Hamidrash model to make way for JTEN. The Jewish community of Greater Orlando has many offerings for our community’s Jewish teens. Teens have opportunities through synagogues to participate in youth groups such as USY and GORFTY. These are connected to national movements and offer students the opportunity to attend regional and national conventions. BBYO has three local chapters in Maitland, Oviedo and South Orlando that offer nondenominational programming and connections to national events as well. The Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando offers sports programs, J-Serve, JCC Maccabi Games, and camp programs for teens. JFGO’s continued commitment to Jewish teen education will be the cornerstone of all of JTEN’s initiatives. JTEN’s first initiative will offer grants to synagogues and community agencies that provide Jewish educational opportunities for teens. Grant applicants will be required to meet specific requirements including course length, staff qualifications, and program content. The grants will also require that all courses must be open to all Central Florida teens, regardless of affiliation. Other exciting initiatives will include community-wide teen education days (the first will be held on November 9, 2014), providing resources and networking opportunities for Jewish educators, as well as awarding grants for organized teen Israel trips made possible by the Ronald Coleman Israel Scholarship Fund.

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RAISERAISE (Recognizing Abilities and Inclusion of Special Employees) is a work and social skills training program for adults with special needs. RAISE provides paid, supported employment at partnering agencies and transition to employment in our local community. The RAISE Mission is to build confidence and support adults with special needs and their families in alliance with the Vocational Rehabilitation job search process. It is our intention to create awareness and promote inclusion in our Central Florida community and beyond. RAISE offers each participant the self-worth that comes from earning a paycheck, the satisfaction of being a participating member of society, the self-respect that comes with productivity, the dignity of having a job in an accepting work environment, a feeling of contribution, and the social benefit of interfacing with our community. During a participant’s time in RAISE, job skills are modeled and refined. RAISE builds self-esteem, teaches independence in the workplace and at home, educates and inspires participants and their families to set new goals, supports and encourages social growth, and creates awareness of professional services and social opportunities in Central Florida.RAISE Web page:

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

In partnership with Jewish Family Services, we help fund the Community Rabbi program that ensures no Jew feels alone during difficult times. The Community Rabbi visits people in hospitals and hospice, conducts funerals, and offers spiritual guidance to those in need. Last year, the Community Rabbi led 327 life events that brought care and comfort to more than 2400 people in our community.

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Through the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), the advocacy arm of JFGO, we represent the organized Central Florida Jewish community within the Greater Orlando community. JCRC advocates for a just society based on Jewish values in order to protect the rights of Jews and non-Jews alike. pastingThe Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is the leading advocate for
the Greater Orlando Jewish community, engaging in important public policy discussions
and ensuring that our voices are amplified. 
We are one of the 125 JCRC’s in the nation that form the grassroots of
the national umbrella organization, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs.

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Our results

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Number of participants who gain employment

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RAISE (Recognizing Abilities & Inclusion of Special Employees)

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Context Notes

RAISE is a small program with only 10-15 participants in any given year. The metric numbers reflect how many of our annual participants gain community employment after participating in RAISE.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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RAISE is a work and social skills training program for neurodiverse adults who are seeking employment and face challenges finding work. Our mission is to build confidence, promote independence, and teach employability skills to adults with disabilities and provide guidance and support to their families. Our goal is to help neurodiverse adults gain the skills and confidence to become valued, productive, and contributing members of our community.

By providing a part-time paid work experience through partnering 14 locations of Shalom Orlando, RAISE offers each participant the self-worth that comes from earning a paycheck, the satisfaction of being a participating member of society, an accepting work environment, the self-respect that comes with productivity, the dignity of having a job, a feeling of contribution, and the social benefit of interfacing with our community in a safe and compassionate setting.
During this time, job skills are modeled, shaped, and refined. RAISE builds self-esteem, fosters independence at home and in the workplace, educates and inspires participants and their families to set new goals, supports and encourages social growth, and creates awareness of services and opportunities available in the community.

RAISE has been successful in creating partnerships with local businesses and agencies to offer a variety of part-time paid work experiences. Each of these locations offers a meaningful work opportunity that enables our neurodiverse adults to gain the confidence and skills necessary to enter the competitive workforce.

We engage 1:1 volunteer job coaches. Our capacity continues to increase each year as we attract more job coaches, more partnering locations, and more applicants.

Since we pay our participants for the work they do, we operate on a tight budget that has enabled us to continue to grow and expand.

RAISE has made tremendous progress since our inception in 2014.
RAISE accomplishments reflect both qualitative and quantitative information that we interpret as successful. Some of it is measurable in numbers, some of it is not.
The intention of RAISE is to assist individuals with disabilities measurably move forward in their lives and transition to jobs in the community.

As a pre-employment work and social skills training program, success for our participants is employment in the community, returning to school to pursue further education, or moving to independent living accommodations. Success is also measured by newfound confidence. In fact, we adjusted our mission statement in year 3 and added “building confidence” when we realized that every family surveyed remarked on the notable change in their family member’s confidence.

What is most important about RAISE can vary for each Employee and depends upon the lens through which success is viewed, be it by the job coaches, staff at partnering locations, the Employee, family liaisons, the community, or a donor. What we also know to be true is the remarkable impact that our collaborative program has had on participants and all those who have had the opportunity to interface with RAISE.
One of the easiest ways to share about RAISE is to use statistics. Although numbers cannot possibly capture all that we achieve in our program, numbers are a familiar metric. Below are just a few excerpts:

82: Individuals have participated in RAISE since the program began in April of 2014, more than half of whom received their first paycheck through RAISE.

92% of RAISE participants have completed the program.

94% of RAISE graduates have measurably moved forward in their lives through employment, independent living, or through furthering their education.

12: local businesses have collaborated with RAISE to hire in an effort to encourage workplace diversity and facilitate access to employment opportunities for adults with disabilities.

803: Volunteer Job Coach hours were dedicated to support RAISE Employees in 2022.

15: Partnering agencies and businesses collaborate to provide employment opportunities for RAISE Employees.

58: Volunteers from our community have attended an orientation to become Job Coaches and assist employee participants.

3: College interns have acquired professional skills by volunteering and assisting the Inclusion Director teach the Lunch and Learn curriculum

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 0.85 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 14% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Shalom Orlando

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Sep 01 - Aug 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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Shalom Orlando

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Sep 01 - Aug 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Shalom Orlando’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 $197,171 $945,169 $244,435 $504,131 -$392,543
As % of expenses 11.5% 59.8% 17.5% 30.2% -24.2%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$36,632 $718,208 $5,266 $269,012 -$630,956
As % of expenses -1.9% 39.8% 0.3% 14.1% -33.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,695,853 $2,256,535 $1,391,277 $1,831,364 $1,782,105
Total revenue, % change over prior year -25.7% 33.1% -38.3% 31.6% -2.7%
Program services revenue 45.8% 34.1% 38.8% 28.0% 30.4%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 8.9% 6.8% 7.3% 9.2% 10.5%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 5.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 43.9% 57.9% 48.3% 59.1% 58.6%
Other revenue 1.4% 1.2% 0.6% 3.7% 0.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,713,345 $1,579,746 $1,395,243 $1,669,608 $1,620,133
Total expenses, % change over prior year 20.4% -7.8% -11.7% 19.7% -3.0%
Personnel 22.7% 23.5% 19.2% 15.9% 18.3%
Professional fees 17.0% 18.4% 14.9% 14.6% 33.8%
Occupancy 19.7% 23.2% 14.0% 14.6% 17.0%
Interest 4.3% 3.5% 0.8% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 25.9% 21.9% 24.4% 19.9% 18.3%
All other expenses 10.4% 9.5% 26.7% 35.0% 12.6%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,947,148 $1,806,707 $1,634,412 $1,904,727 $1,858,546
One month of savings $142,779 $131,646 $116,270 $139,134 $135,011
Debt principal payment $418,864 $742,293 $2,037,050 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $239,274 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $2,508,791 $2,919,920 $3,787,732 $2,043,861 $1,993,557

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Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 3.5 3.8 4.3 4.3 3.2
Months of cash and investments 26.9 28.9 40.8 37.3 34.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 25.4 27.2 39.0 34.8 31.9
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $500,721 $500,481 $497,340 $593,963 $436,990
Investments $3,340,600 $3,309,562 $4,246,248 $4,602,321 $4,218,706
Receivables $404,926 $327,970 $368,083 $197,508 $293,519
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $14,377,612 $14,609,436 $11,842,044 $12,040,204 $12,172,243
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 54.0% 54.6% 69.1% 70.0% 71.2%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 28.9% 21.8% 4.8% 2.7% 2.2%
Unrestricted net assets $7,460,110 $8,178,318 $8,183,584 $8,452,596 $7,821,640
Temporarily restricted net assets $502,820 $463,907 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $502,820 $463,907 $475,918 $584,633 $705,802
Total net assets $7,962,930 $8,642,225 $8,659,502 $9,037,229 $8,527,442

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


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

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Principal Officer

Mr. Keith Dvorchik

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Shalom Orlando

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Shalom Orlando

Board of directors
as of 06/15/2023
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Board co-chair

Mr. Craig Polejes

South State Bank

Term: 2024 - 2022

Board co-chair

Mr. Andrew Gluck

Ming Marx

Bounds Law

Danielle Krise

Raymond James

Stan Rubins

Diane Jacobs

Dick Appelbaum

Kelly Gegerson

Debby Gendzier

Bruce Gould

Jodi Krinker

Leigh Norber

Nina Oppenheim

Marc Sugerman

Barbara Weinreich

Scott Zimmerman

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • 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 5/25/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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