Legal Resources for Jewish Organizations

JCRC-NY – Alerts, Articles, Memos & Templates

The following information was last updated in 2020.  It is generally applicable to any type of charity – nonprofit or religious, but please note that some rules and regulations have changed. There is a separate section focused on some specific issues for religious corporations.


The Charities Bureau
Online Registration and annual filings
Required as of Dec. 1, 2018


NYS  – Community Education Program on Religious Accommodations in the Workplace
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All employers must adopt sexual harassment prevention policy. Mandatory sexual harassment prevention training required annually.

NYC SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAW  – September 6, 2018
Required posting Of NYC Notice &  Information Sheet for new employees

Charity Governance Issues


IRS/NYS/NYC – Laws & Filings


Religious Corporation – Governance & Fiscal Memos

Other Resources



New York State


New York City – Focus on Property Owners

  • NEWNYC Nonprofits – Resources and guides on starting and maintaining a nonprofit
  • Department of Finance – Real Property forms, taxes, assessments, exemptions
  • ACRIS – Automated City Register Information System – deeds, etc.
  • OASIS – Open Accessible Space Information System – land, zoning, etc.
  • Fire Department – 2014 Law Gave back Exemption to most Charities


 Nonprofit Sites

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