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Minneapolis Jewish Federation

At the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, we build community, care for the welfare of Jews everywhere and maximize participation in Jewish life. We accomplish this by planning, developing and allocating financial aid and human resources in partnership with Jewish institutions, locally and oversees.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 4/8/2014
13100 Wayzata Boulevard
Suite 200
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Phone: 952-593-2600
Fax: 952-593-2544
Other Names Used Minneapolis Federation for Jewish Service, Jewish Community Foundation
EIN 41-0693866
Principal Staff Stephen Silberfarb,
General Information
Board Chair
Number of Board Members 35
Board meetings with quorum 6
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 22.14
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
Board
Accomplishments
The Minneapolis Jewish Federation distributed approximately $13 million to support Jewish people through all stages of life in greater Minneapolis, Israel and more than 70 countries around the world. Working with 24 local partners and 16 national and global partners, we provide food, shelter, and medicine; Jewish education and experiences; customs and culture to Jewish people across the globe. In the past year: - Over 2,000 Minneapolis children in grades pre-K through 12th grade had a quality Jewish learning experience within Jewish classrooms, summer camp and through travel to Israel; - 21,575 kosher meals on wheels were served to isolated seniors in Minneapolis; - 170 Israel advocacy presentations were given to local schools, civic groups and churches advocating for peace and security in the state of Israel; - 77 members of the Minneapolis Jewish community participated in hands-on missions to Cuba, Morocco, Israel and the former Soviet Union; - 10,000 disadvantaged Israeli children received academic and social support, giving them an equal opportunity to thrive in the classroom and in society; - 600 frail, low-income Minneapolis seniors received case management, services and support to promote independent living in their homes while helping them to stay safe, healthy and engaged in Jewish life; - 800+ young children and families in Minneapolis received Jewish books and early childhood resources, bringing Jewish life and values in the home at an early age.
Current Goals
In addition to supporting the needs of vulnerable populations, the Minneapolis Jewish Federation will focus on developing and executing six transformative community initiatives to shape the Jewish community future: • Young Adult Engagement. Develop, implement and support a collaborative young Jewish adult community engagement plan to create a local Jewish community that is a welcoming, inclusive, attractive destination for young Jewish adults and engages them in a continuum of Jewish communal offerings and experiences. • Jewish Education for Teens. Develop, launch and support a community-wide, collaborative Jewish education program which combines compelling and high-quality formal and informal approaches to learning to engage teenagers in Jewish life. • Israel & Global Jewish Travel. Develop, implement and support a strategy to increase participation by Minneapolis Jewish community members in transformative travel experiences to Israel and other overseas communities which deepen their engagement with the Jewish community. • Minneapolis-Israel Community Partnership. Create and implement a community-wide, collaborative partnership between the Minneapolis Jewish community and a region of Israel to create ongoing and meaningful connections with Israelis and Israel. • Leadership Institute. Create and implement a leadership institute to identify, develop, support and track community members and enable them to assume and provide effective lay leadership roles in the local Jewish community. • Philanthropic Curriculum. Create and implement a community-wide philanthropic curriculum for local Jewish community members to raise the consciousness of the need for Jewish philanthropy, educate people about the means for achieving their philanthropic goals and increase giving to Jewish organizations.
Community or Constituency Served
The Minneapolis Jewish community and Jews worldwide
Geographic Area Served
Minneapolis, MN and around the world
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $17,582,255 86.4%
Management: $1,319,091 6.5%
Fundraising: $1,436,746 7.1%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2012 2011 2010
End of Year: $49,861,565 $44,456,493 $37,023,427
Beginning of Year $44,456,493 $37,023,427 $39,031,551
Difference $5,405,072 $7,433,066 ($2,008,124)
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $49,861,565
Based on information provided on 2010 to 2012
Financials
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