Ascent is an experience a place where people come to explore their higher selves
to c onnec t t o t h e i r h e ri ta ge to their people and to one another
Ascent is growth, upward movement, inspiration
a high impact boost to Jewish identity for travelers and students from Israel and abroad f o r t o u r i s t , s t u d e n t a n d Ta g l i t - B i r t h r i g h t g r o u p s for IDF soldiers discovering what theyâ€™re fighting for
SUMMARY This document is just a brief overview of who we are and what we do. For more information, you can request a copy of our Annual Report.
PARTICIPANTOVERVIEW Who comes to Ascent and where they go from here.
IDF SOLDIERS & OFFICERS
27,708 GROUPS & FAMILIES
SEMINARS (OUTSIDE ASCENT)
JEWISH CAMPUS ORGS
“One of the privileges of my Ascent travels is meeting people from around the world – business people, students, activists and families – and hearing again and again how they trace their Jewish “renaissance” to Ascent. This is not just about a personal impact. So often the narrative is about how this impact has reverberated on many levels – to their families, social circles and wider communities back home. I believe that this is the lasting legacy of what we do at Ascent. Thank you for being part of this.”
IDF SERVICE & ALIYAH
ISRAEL TRAVEL PROGRAMS
ADVANCED JEWISH STUDY
— Rabbi Shaul Leiter, Director
HIGHLIGHTS 20176 3 Bar & Bat-Mitzvah celebration programs at Ascent – now in English! A once-in-a-lifetime event in Tsfat’s mystical Old City.
4 Guidestar GOLD! Ascent receives a Gold rating from Guidestar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.
5 Ascent concert in Florida. Rabbi “Big Mo” Siev welcomed Ascent alumni and wonderful new people at a Lazer Lloyd concert in Florida.
Annual Participants 1983-2017
35 YEARS OF GROWTH
‘87 ‘97 ‘07 ‘17 ASCENT’S BASIC OPERATING COSTS ARE COVERED BY INCOME FROM GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, FEES FROM EDUCATIONAL GROUPS, PARTICIPANTS’ PAYMENTS AND PATRONS’ GRANTS.
Total Program Expenses
Maintenance & Utilities
Total Development & Admin
Total Operating Expenses
Salaries Travel & Administration
DONATIONS FROM SPONSORS AND PARTNERS SUBSIDIZE ASCENT’S OUTSTANDING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING SO WE CAN KEEP OUR PRICES LOW WHILE STILL OFFERING A FULL AND VARIED PROGRAM. DONORS PROVIDE THE
HEART & SOUL F O R W H AT W E D O AT A S C E N T.
INCOME BREAKDOWN (2017) 18% Grants
Government Grants Fundraising & Private Grants
Program Income Total Income
2017 Operating Balance
Financing & Interest
2017 Program Payables
Total Other Costs
60% Program Fees & Gov. Subsidies
2018 FUNDRAISING GOAL
* Mortgage balance (as of Jan 2018): $774,136
Ascent’s new logo, symbol of the synchronicity of our departments, proudly crowns our new, upgraded entrance and now welcomes visitors from around the world.
Ascent’s partnership with the IDF enters a new era. Ascent is now not only the main provider for IDF Jewish Identity and Awareness programs – we “wrote the book”! 3 Outdoor training program (ODT) launched for IDF soldiers and students who come to Ascent for our highly acclaimed Jewish identity and education programs.
שנה70 למלחמת העצמאות
ספ״כ יום שישי
פתיחת מפקד ציונות והיסטוריה במרחב הקרוב-סיור סיור בכפר הקדום המשוחזר בהשעיה ולאחר מכן-" "מנהרת הזמן:'אפשרות א סיור בציפורי או בבית שערים
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DIRECTLY IMPACT OVER
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Thank you for your friendship and support. Please see the enclosed Sponsorship & Partnership Guide.
TSFAT. SOUL. EXPERIENCE
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Rabbi Shaul Leiter, Executive Director US: 646-492-0812 | +972-52-677-0140 | +972-4-692-1364 x106 | email@example.com
Rabbi Mordechai Siev, Director of Development US: 516-304-4467 | +972-54-643-7770 | +972-4-692-1364 x129 | firstname.lastname@example.org Contributions can be made online at myAscent.org/donate or mailed to: ISRAEL: PO Box 296, 2 Ha’Ari Street, Tsfat 13102, Israel (Non-Profit #58-006-515-9) US: 383 Kingston Ave., Rm 28, Brooklyn, NY 11213 (Tax ID #11-2879462) UK: c/o Ascent, 3 Sunny Gardens Parade, London NW4 1JA (Charity No. 328625) CANADA: c/o Beth Oloth, 32 Brookview Dr., Toronto, ON M6A 2K2 (Charity #891283145RR0001) (check payable to Beth Oloth with “for Ascent” in the note)
AUSTRALIA: c/o Mr. & Mrs. Herszberg 6 Goathlands St., East S. Kilda VIC 3183, Australia
Thank you to our collaborative and partner organizations:
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