AMERICAN FRIENDS OF MELITZ CENTERS FOR JEWISH-ZIONIST EDUCATION

Address
5708 PARK HEIGHTS AVE
BALTIMORE, MD 21215
Contact
Phone: +1 (410) 735-5029
Nonprofit
NTEE: X30 - Jewish
EIN: 11-2891223

Mission

TO PROMOTE THE EDUCATION OF JEWISH YOUTH AND ADULTS AS TO THEIR JEWISH IDENTITY THROUGH EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS AND PROGRAMS.
 20132012201120102009
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1986
Metropolitan statistical area8872
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel  $39,767.00$50,107.00 
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$0.00$0.00$30,375.00$40,500.00 
Number of employees0022 
Number of people compensated >$100k0000 
Number of volunteers0000 
Number of highly compensated contractors0    
Personnel
Blitzer, Laurie
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personLAURIE BLITZERLAURIE BLITZERLAURIE BLITZERLAURIE BLITZER 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.003.003.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Cohen, Steven
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personSTEVEN COHENSTEVEN COHENSTEVEN COHENSTEVEN COHEN 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Dow, Melvin
Title  DIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person  MELVIN DOWMELVIN DOW 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00 
Elkin, Joshua
Title   DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person   RABBI JOSHUA ELKIN 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   1.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Gellman, Jane
Title   DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person   JANE GELLMAN 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   1.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Gourvitch, Natalie
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personNATALIE GOURVITCH    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Hess, George
TitleCHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR 
Name of key/compensated personGEORGE B HESS JRGEORGE B HESS JRGEORGE B HESS JRGEORGE B HESS JR 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org7.007.007.007.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Hettleman, Michael
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personMICHAEL HETTLEMANMICHAEL HETTLEMANMICHAEL HETTLEMANMICHAEL HETTLEMAN 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Hochberg, Irwin
TitlePAST CHAIRPAST CHAIRPAST CHAIRDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personIRWIN HOCHBERGIRWIN HOCHBERGIRWIN HOCHBERGIRWIN HOCHBERG 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Hyman, Eli
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personELI HYMAN    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Jackier, Lawrence
Title   DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person   LAWRENCE JACKIER 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   1.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Krugel, Sally
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personSALLY KRUGELSALLY KRUGEL   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Liebman, Sue
TitleTREASURERTREASURERTREASURERTREASURER 
Name of key/compensated personSUE LIEBMANSUE LIEBMANSUE LIEBMANSUE LIEBMAN 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org6.006.006.006.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
London, Helen
Title  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person  HELEN LONDONHELEN LONDON 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  24.0024.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $30,375.00$40,500.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $9,392.00$9,607.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00 
MacKs, Lawrence
Title   DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person   LAWRENCE MACKS 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   1.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Oreck, Julie
Title  DIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person  JULIE WISE ORECKJULIE WISE ORECK 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00 
Popkin, Ruth
Title   DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person   RUTH POPKIN 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   1.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Ringel, Rae
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personRAE RINGEL    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Robbins, Richard
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personRICHARD ROBBINSRICHARD ROBBINSRICHARD ROBBINSRICHARD ROBBINS 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.002.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Ruskay, John
Title  DIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person  DR JOHN RUSKAYDR JOHN RUSKAY 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org  1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00 
Tura, Maggie
Title   DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person   MAGGIE BAR TURA 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   1.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Weinberg, Debs
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personDEBS WEINBERGDEBS WEINBERGDEBS WEINBERG  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
West, Avi
Title  DIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person  AVI WESTAVI WEST 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org  2.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00 
Woocher, Johnathan
Title DIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person JOHNATHAN WOOCHERJOHNATHAN WOOCHERJOHNATHAN WOOCHER 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Ziffer, Lawrence
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personLAWRENCE ZIFFERLAWRENCE ZIFFERLAWRENCE ZIFFERLAWRENCE ZIFFER 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.002.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Zimmerman, Fred
Title DIRECTORDIRECTORSECRETARY 
Name of key/compensated person FRED ZIMMERMANFRED ZIMMERMANFRED ZIMMERMAN 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTO PROMOTE THE EDUCATION OF JEWISH YOUTH AND ADULTS AS TO THEIR JEWISH IDENTITY THROUGH SEMINARS AND PROGRAMS.TO PROMOTE THE EDUCATION OF JEWISH YOUTH AND ADULTS AS TO THEIR JEWISH IDENTITY THROUGH SEMINARS AND PROGRAMS.TO PROMOTE THE EDUCATION OF JEWISH YOUTH AND ADULTS AS TO THEIR JEWISH IDENTITY THROUGH SEMINARS AND PROGRAMS.TO PROMOTE THE EDUCATION OF JEWISH YOUTH AND ADULTS AS TO THEIR JEWISH IDENTITY THROUGH SEMINARS AND PROGRAMS. 
Program service expenses, total$99,806.00$244,347.00$259,801.00$342,267.00 
Programs, including revenue & expenses
AMERICAN FRIENDS OF MELITZ WAS INCORPORATED AS A NON-PROFIT CORPORATION ON NOVEMBER 19, 1986 FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROMOTING THE EDUCATION OF JEWISH YOUTH AND ADULTS AS TO THEIR JEWISH IDENTITY THROUGH EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS AND PROGRAMS.
Program expenses$99,806.00$244,347.00$259,801.00$342,267.00 
Grants and allocations made$82,000.00$220,000.00$191,239.00$278,911.00 
Program revenue  $5,087.00$56,362.00 
Program descriptionAMERICAN FRIENDS OF MELITZ WAS INCORPORATED AS A NON-PROFIT CORPORATION ON NOVEMBER 19, 1986 FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROMOTING THE EDUCATION OF JEWISH YOUTH AND ADULTS AS TO THEIR JEWISH IDENTITY THROUGH EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS AND PROGRAMS.AMERICAN FRIENDS OF MELITZ WAS INCORPORATED AS A NON-PROFIT CORPORATION ON NOVEMBER 19, 1986 FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROMOTING THE EDUCATION OF JEWISH YOUTH AND ADULTS AS TO THEIR JEWISH IDENTITY THROUGH EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS AND PROGRAMS.AMERICAN FRIENDS OF MELITZ WAS INCORPORATED AS A NON-PROFIT CORPORATION ON NOVEMBER 19, 1986 FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROMOTING THE EDUCATION OF JEWISH YOUTH AND ADULTS AS TO THEIR JEWISH IDENTITY THROUGH EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS AND PROGRAMS.AMERICAN FRIENDS OF MELITZ WAS INCORPORATED AS A NON-PROFIT CORPORATION ON NOVEMBER 19, 1986 FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROMOTING THE EDUCATION OF JEWISH YOUTH AND ADULTS AS TO THEIR JEWISH IDENTITY THROUGH EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS AND PROGRAMS. 
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$134,678.00$250,892.00$286,509.00$413,740.00 
Revenue from contributions (total)$134,675.00$250,888.00$281,418.00$357,363.00$229,825.00
Investment income, current yr$3.00$4.00$4.00$15.00 
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$134,675.00$250,888.00$281,418.00$357,363.00 
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Program service revenue (total) $0.00$5,087.00$56,362.00$13,006.00
Gross receipts$134,678.00$250,892.00$286,509.00$413,740.00 
Sources of contributions
Revenue from all other contributions$134,675.00$250,888.00$281,418.00$357,363.00 
Other types of revenue
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$3.00$4.00$4.00$15.00 
Net rental income $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$112,342.00$257,979.00$314,294.00$397,135.00 
Total functional expenses: program service $99,806.00$244,347.00$259,801.00$342,267.00 
Total functional expenses: management and general$12,536.00$13,632.00$28,972.00$31,858.00 
Total functional expenses: fundraising$0.00$0.00$25,521.00$23,010.00 
Fees for services
Legal fees (total)$1,200.00    
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$41,410.00$19,074.00$26,161.00$57,946.00$37,341.00
Total assets, beginning of year$19,074.00$26,161.00$57,946.00$37,341.00 
Total liabilities$500,916.00$500,916.00$500,916.00$504,916.00$500,916.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$500,916.00$500,916.00$504,916.00$500,916.00 
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr-$459,506.00-$481,842.00-$489,755.00-$500,096.00 
Temporarily restricted net assets $0.00$15,000.00$53,126.00 
Net assets-$459,506.00-$481,842.00-$474,755.00-$446,970.00 
Net assets, beginning of year-$481,842.00-$474,755.00-$446,970.00-$463,575.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing$24,620.00$10,286.00$13,463.00$50,232.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$10,286.00$13,463.00$50,232.00$32,642.00 
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$22,336.00-$7,087.00-$27,785.00$16,605.00 
Savings & temp cash investment$16,790.00$8,788.00$12,698.00$7,714.00 
Unsecured notes & loans to unrelated parties$500,916.00$500,916.00$500,916.00$504,916.00 
Total net assets or fund balances-$459,506.00-$481,842.00-$474,755.00-$446,970.00 
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members13151520 
Number of independent voting members13151520 
Cash accountingTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Tax year start date2013-01-012012-01-012011-01-012010-01-01 
Tax year end date2013-12-012012-12-012011-12-012010-12-012009-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990 
Date e-filing submitted2014-09-262014-01-152012-12-182011-09-02 
IRS schema version2013v3.02012v2.12011v1.22010v3.4 
Filing identifier201401259349301110201323119349300812201203199349304185201102229349300340 
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