Jewish LearningWorks

SAN FRANCISCO, CA   |  www.jewishlearning.works

Mission

OUR MISSION Jewish LearningWorks elevates the field of Jewish education by nurturing educators, inspiring innovation, and promoting Jewish literacy. Across generations we enable nearly one thousand educators and many thousand learners to act with chesed (kindness), tzedakah (righteousness) and tikvah (hope) as together we work to be a blessing in our families and communities.

Ruling year info

1935

Principal Officer

Dana Sheanin

Main address

44 Page Street Suite 604

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 USA

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Formerly known as

Bureau of Jewish Education of SF Marin County and the Peninsula

EIN

94-1167406

NTEE code info

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Jewish (X30)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Communication

Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Professional Learning

For more than 120 years, Jewish LearningWorks has served as a wellspring of support and training for educators and organizations throughout the Bay Area. Since completing our strategic plan in 2017, we have expanded both the breadth and depth of our professional development offerings, which last year touched more than 1000 teachers, camping and youth professionals, senior educational leaders and others in more than 100 local organizations.

In addition to custom coaching and training for teachers and educational leaders, our primary initiatives include: Learning networks for congregational educators, the Voices for Good women’s leadership initiative and fellowship, a menu of skill building opportunities for youth professionals in partnership with the Bay Area Area Jewish Teen Education and Engagement initiative, workshops and training for Jewish family educators and special needs inclusion professionals. In 2020-21 many of our programs will have a special focus on social emotional learning in Jewish education.

Population(s) Served
Jewish people
Adults

The Library’s circulating collection features more than 37,000 books, periodicals, CDs, and DVDs as well as a new ebooks collection spanning a huge range of Jewish topics and perspectives.
Patrons from a wide variety of backgrounds connect with the riches of Jewish life and tradition according to their own interests and desires through Torah study, reading poetry, watching films, or engaging with contemporary issues through a Jewish lens. Our annual One Bay One Book program and extensive support services for book groups helps hundreds of Bay Area readers partake in meaningful exchange spurred by reading.

Population(s) Served
Jewish people
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

While the Jewish educational landscape has changed dramatically in the last decade, many Jewish adults and children continue to engage with community primarily through synagogues, day schools, JCCs, camping and experiential teen programs. We advance Jewish education that is creative, relevant and effective through professional coaching, skill building workshops, networking and leadership development programs. At the same time, our Jewish Community Library supports individual adult learners through its circulating collection and menu of public programs on books and culture.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • 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,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Jewish LearningWorks

Board of directors
as of 02/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Julie Dorsey

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Julie Dorsey

Ron Roth

Josh Rutberg

Martha Adler

Ruvim Braude

Sharon Weinberg

Joel Abramovitz

Nicole Cruz

Allison Green

Irina Kovriga

Stephanie Snyder

Jeff Weitzman

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