Bay Area Jewish Groups Obtained At Least $ 28 Million In Federal Wage Loans – J.
Dozens of nonprofit organizations, schools and Jewish synagogues in the Bay Area have received payroll protection program loans ranging from $ 150,000 to $ 5 million, according to The data published by the Small Business Administration.
Released on July 6, the data includes the amount each borrower received in a set of ranges. Total loans to local Jewish institutions ranged from $ 28.4 million to $ 47.8 million.
About 3,200 jobs in the Bay Area have been kept thanks to the loans, the data shows.
PPP loans are part of the federal government’s coronavirus relief program known as the CARES Act. They are intended to help businesses and other organizations continue to pay their employees and manage other expenses in response to the economic impact of the pandemic. They do not have to be reimbursed as long as the recipient organization does not lay off more than 25 percent of its employees within a defined period.
The federal government has so far delivered nearly 5 million PPP loans nationwide for a total of $ 521 billion, with an upper limit of $ 10 million per borrower. The original deadline to apply for the loan was June 30, but was extended to August 8.
Here are the Jewish recipients in the Bay Area that J. extracted from the statewide data. This is a partial list and will be updated. The organizations that provided the exact loan amounts to J. are listed first; others are listed in a range. Each loan amount is approximately 2.5 times the monthly salary costs of the borrower.
• San Francisco JCC ($ 3.6 million)
• Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto ($ 2.55 million)
• Federation of the Jewish Community, San Francisco ($ 2.01 million)
• JCC Peninsula, Foster City ($ 1.8 million)
• Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael ($ 1.47 million)
• Jewish Professional Service, SF ($ 1.3 million)
• Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco ($ 1.25 million)
• Addison-Penzak JCC, Los Gatos (nearly $ 1.1 million)
• Jewish Family and Community Services East Bay, Berkeley ($ 755,200)
• East Bay JCC, Berkeley ($ 750,000)
• The Contemporary Jewish Museum ($ 678,000)
• J. The Jewish News of Northern California, San Francisco ($ 278,400)
Organizations that received $ 2 million to $ 5 million:
• Jewish Family and Children’s Services, San Francisco
Organizations that received $ 1 million to $ 2 million:
• Gideon Hausner Jewish School, Palo Alto
• Jewish Community High School of the Bay, San Francisco
• The Brandeis school in San Francisco
• Kehillah Jewish High School, Palo Alto
Organizations that received $ 350,000 to $ 1 million:
• The Contra Costa Jewish school, Lafayette
• Brandeis Marin, San Rafael
• Oakland Hebrew School
• Ronald C. Wornick Jewish School, Foster City
• Camp Tawonga, San Francisco
• Jewish Voice for Peace, San Francisco
• Congregation Beth El, Berkeley
• Isaiah Temple, Lafayette
• Sinai Temple, Oakland
Organizations that received $ 150,000 to $ 350,000:
• Congregation Bet Haverim, Davis
• Congregation Beth Jacob, Redwood City
• Congregation Beth Jacob, Oakland
• Beth Am Congregation, Los Altos Hills
• Beth Abraham Temple, Oakland
• Congregation Beth Ami, Santa Rosa
• Congregation Beth Sholom, San Francisco
• Congregation B’nai Shalom, Walnut Creek
• Congregation Kol Emeth, Palo Alto
• Congregation Kol Shofar, Tiburon
• Congregation Shir Hadash, Los Gatos
• Congregation Rodef Sholom, San Rafael
• Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco
• Congregation Netivot Shalom, Berkeley
• Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley, Los Gatos
• Jewish LearningWorks, San Francisco
• Hillel at Stanford
• Free loan in Hebrew, San Francisco
Institutions that have responded to J. and received PPP loans, and which have so far managed to avoid layoffs, include Congregation Emanu-El, Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay, Jewish Community High School of the Bay and Jewish Vocational Service.
The Federation of the Jewish Community has cut three positions from its staff of around 90 people. The organization previously helped provide advice to Jewish nonprofits in the Bay Area on applying for PPP loans.
The Contemporary Jewish Museum fired or fired 11 staff on July 7 after his PPP loan, which it received on May 6, ran out and could no longer support part of his salary costs, said spokesperson Nina Sazevich.
The layoffs have hit the JCC the most, as their business models rely heavily on fitness centers that are now unable to operate under current public health restrictions.
Even with the PPP loans, the Palo Alto and San Francisco JCCs laid off more than 200 employees; other centers may be forced to follow Coronavirus cases on the rise in California and county health departments are forced to cancel plans to reopen.
According to Palo Alto JCC CEO Zack Bodner, his organization’s PPP funds covered “about a month” of operating expenses and were exhausted by mid-June.
Nationwide, more than 1,000 Jewish institutions have received PPP loans, totaling between $ 540 and $ 1.3 billion, according to a data analysis by Jewish technologist Russel Neiss and published by JTA.
Some organizations, such as the Jewish Federations of North America, the Orthodox Union and the Union for Reform Judaism, received between $ 2 million and $ 10 million in PPP loans, but still laid off employees.
Those who responded to JTA said their loans were also for non-payroll expenses, including severance packages for laid-off employees.