Q Form 990 i

Donartment of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service

Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax
Under section 501(c), 527, or 4947( a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code (except black lung benefit trust or private foundation)
10- The organization may have to use a copy of this return to satisfy state reporting requi rements

OMB No

1545.00,

2008
Open to Publ Inspection

A For the 2008 calendar year, or tax year beginning
B Check if applicable
Address ®change

JUL

1

2008

and ending

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30 ,

2009

Name of organization e I Re C us u se IRS STREET
la bel print or

D Employer identification number

Name ,
r =retttal ret u r n
=at op Terminanon LJre return

C / O LICHTMAN ,
Doin g Business As

TRISTER AND ROSS ,

PLLC
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Room/suite E Telephone number

type

See
Specific Instruc-

Number and street (or P.O. box if mail is not delivered to street address)

1666 CONNECTICUT AVE.
City or town, state or country, and ZIP + 4

NW

15

tons
Applica-

G Gross receipts $

202-248-5878 1 , 641 , 153
=Yes ® No

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hon

WASHINGTON , DC
SAME AS C ABOVE 4

20009
BEN-AMI

H(a) Is this a group return
for affiliates'? H(b) Are all affiliates Included'? =Yes =No

pending

F Name and address of principal officer JEREMY

I Tax-exem p t status- ® 501 c

Insertno

4947 (a)( 1 ) or

0 527

If "No," attach a list (see instructions)

T e of or Q anization . LXJ Corporation Part I Summary 1
E 9

LJ Trust

U Association

U Other ^ SEE

L Year of formation : 2 0 0 7 M State of le g al domicile: DC PART III , LINE 1

Briefly describe the organization ' s mission or most significant activities
Check this box ^

n if the oroanlzatlon discontinued its nnernttnns or rilsnnsarf of more than 950/ of its ass is

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Number of voting members of the governing body ( Part VI , line 1 a) Number of independent voting members of the governing body (Part VI, line 1 b)
Total number of employees (Part V , line 2a)

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6 Total number of volunteers (estimate if necessary) 7a Total gross unrelated business revenue from Part VIII, line 12, column (C) b Net unrelated business taxable income from Form 990 -T, line 34 Prior Year

6 7a 7b Current Year

4 0 0.

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9
w 10 11 12

Contributions and grants (Part VIII , line 1 h ) Program service revenue (Part VIII , line 2g)
Investment 141-ee} 3, 4, and 7d)

474 , 750.

1 1 616 , 311.
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Otherreve

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s 5, 6, 8c, 9c, 10c, and 11 e)

62 , 422.
537 , 172.

24 , 027.
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Total reven F e- off

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Ines rou h 11 mu ual Part VIII , column (A) , line 12) VIP Grants and 6 ar arnou sjaxd P j lX, u ^j i n (A), lines 1-3) Benefits pa cp or foF7 h r^s ( art IX, c n (A), line 4)

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15 Salaries , of erg` m 16a Professiona fund al
b Total fundra

SENrt I
penses

Of s (Part IX, column (A), lines 5 - 10) umn ( ), line 11 e)
^ 10,262.

90 , 410.

576 ,

161 . 3 554.

art IX, column ( D), line 25)

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18

Other expenses (Part IX , column (A), lines 11 a-11 d, 11 f-24f)
Total expenses Add lines 13- 17 (must equal Part IX , column (A), line 25) Revenue less ex p enses Subtract line 18 from line 12
Total assets ( Part X, line 16)

326 , 741 .

511 , 530
1 0 91

417

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151. 120 , 021.
Be g innin g of Year

245 .

5 4 9 908 .
End of Year

Nm ¢^ 21 Total liabilities ( Part X , line 26) z^ 22 Net assets or fun balances Subtract line 21 from line 20 ran n aignaiure b CK
a Under penalties of per ry, I declare that I have and complete Declar on of preparer ( other th

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120 , 021 .
120

688 , 907.

3 469 .
021 . 685 , 438 .

amined this return, including accompanying schedules and statements , and to the best of my knowledge and belief it is true , correct, officer ) is based on all information of which preparer has any knowledge

Sign Here

' Igna re of o flcer

JEREMY'BEN-AMI, Type or print nam nil title
Preparer's signature b), • Preparer ' s Firm's name (or Paid

EXEC.

DIR.

Use Only

yours if
self-employed ),
address, and

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GELMAN, ROSENBERG & FR 4550 MONTGOMERY AVE . ,

ZIP+4 BETHESDA MARYLAND 208 May the IRS discuss this return with the preparer shown above? (see Ins 832001 12 -18-08 BHA For Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act

J STREET Form 990 (2008) C / O LICHTMAN , TRISTER AND ROSS , PLLC Part III Statement of Program Service Accomplishments (see instructions)
1 Briefly describe the organization's mission SEE SCHEDULE 0 FOR CONTINUATION

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J STREET'S MISSION HAS TWO COMPONENTS: FIRST, TO ADVOCATE FOR URGENT AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC LEADERSHIP TO ACHIEVE A TWO-STATE SOLUTION TO THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT AND BROADER REGIONAL, COMPREHENSIVE PEACE AND, SECOND, TO ENSURE A BROAD DEBATE ON ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE
2 Did the organization undertake any significant program services during the year which were not listed on the prior Form 990 or 990-EZ? If "Yes", describe these new services on Schedule 0 Did the organization cease conducting, or make significant changes in how it conducts, any program services? If "Yes", describe these changes on Schedule 0
Describe the exempt purpose achievements for each of the organization's three largest program services by expenses Section 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations and section 4947(a)(1) trusts are required to report the amount of grants and allocations to others, the total expenses, and revenue, if any, for each program service reported

Yes ® No DYes ® No

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4

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(Code

) (Expenses $

9 7 0 , 19 2 . including grants of $

) (Revenue $

IN FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009, J STREET ESTABLISHED ADVOCACY RELATIONSHIPS WITH OVER 300 CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES; DEVELOPED A GRASSROOTS MEMBERSHIP OF OVER 140,000 ADVOCATES NATIONWIDE; AND TOOK OVER 220,000 ACTIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S MIDDLE EAST PEACE EFFORTS. THE IMPACT OF SUCH ACHIEVEMENTS WAS REFLECTED IN THE NATION MAGAZINE NAMING J STREET THE "MOST VALUABLE ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION OF 2009."

4b

(Code

) (Expenses $

including grants of $

) (Revenue $

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(Code

) (Expenses $

including grants of $

) (Revenue $

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Other program services (Describe in Schedule 0) (Expenses $ including grants of $

) (Revenue $

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Total program service expenses ^ $

970,192.

(Must eaual Part /X. Line 25, column 0))
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Is the organization described in section 501 (c)(3) or 4947(a)(1) (other than a private foundation)'? If "Yes, " complete Schedule A Is the organization required to complete Schedule B, Schedule of Contributors? Did the organization engage in direct or indirect political campaign activities on behalf of or in opposition to candidates for public office? If "Yes," complete Schedule C, Part I Section 501(c )(3) organizations . Did the organizat ion engage in lobbying activities' If "Yes," complete Schedule C, Part II Section 501(c )(4), 501 (c)(5), and 501(c )(6) organizations . Is the organization subject to the section 6033(e) notice and reporting requirement and proxy tax? If "Yes," complete Schedule C, Part 111 Did the organization maintain any donor advised funds or any accounts where donors have the right to provide advice on the distribution or investment of amounts in such funds or accounts? If "Yes," complete Schedule D, Part 1
Did the organization receive or hold a conservation easement, including easements to preserve open space, the environment, historic land areas, or historic structures? If "Yes," complete Schedule D, Part II

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5 6 7 8

X X X X

8 9 10
11

Did the organization maintain collections of works of art, historical treasures, or other similar assets? If "Yes," complete Schedule D, Part 111 Did the organization report an amount in Part X, line 21, serve as a custodian for amounts not listed in Part X, or provide credit counseling, debt management, credit repair, or debt negotiation services? If "Yes," complete Schedule D, Part IV Did the organization hold assets in term, permanent, or quasi-endowments? If "Yes," complete Schedule D, Part V
Did the organization report an amount in Part X, lines 10, 12, 13, 15, or 25' If "Yes," complete Schedule D, Parts Vl, VII, VIII, IX, or X as applicable

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X X

12

Did the organization receive an audited financial statement for the year for which it is completing this return that was prepared in accordance with GAAP' If "Yes," complete Schedule D, Parts XI, X11, and Xllf

13 14a

Is the organization a school as described in section 170(b)(1)(A)(u)? If "Yes, " complete Schedule E Did the organization maintain an office, employees, or agents outside of the U S ?

b Did the organization have aggregate revenues or expenses of more than $10,000 from grantmaking, fundraising, business, and program service activities outside the U S ? If "Yes," complete Schedule F, Part I 15 Did the organization report on Part IX, column (A), line 3, more than $5,000 of grants o r assistance to any organization or entity located outside the United States? If "Yes," complete Schedule F, Part II 16 Did the organization report on Part IX, column (A), line 3, more than $5,000 of aggregate grants or assistance to individuals located outside the United States? If "Yes," complete Schedule F, Part 1l1 Did the organization report more than $15,000 on Part IX, column (A), line 11e' If "Yes," complete Schedule G, Part I 17 18 Did the organization report more than $15,000 total on Part VIII, lines 1 c and 8a? If "Yes," complete Schedule G, Part 11 19 Did the organization report more than $15,000 on Part VIII, line 9a? If "Yes," complete Schedule G, Part IIl
20 21 22 23 Did the organization operate one or more hospitals? If "Yes," complete Schedule H Did the organization report more than $5,000 on Part IX, column (A), line 1? If "Yes," complete Schedule 1, Parts I and II Did the organization report more than $5,000 on Part IX, column (A), line 2? If "Yes," complete Schedule I, Parts I and III Did the organization answer "Yes" to Part VII, Section A, questions 3, 4, or 5' If "Yes," complete Schedule J

X X

24a Did the organization have a tax-exempt bond issue with an outstanding principal amount of more than $100,000 as of the last day of the year, that was issued after December 31, 2002? If "Yes," answer questions 24b-24d and complete Schedule K. If "No", go to question 25 b Did the organization invest any proceeds of tax-exempt bonds beyond a temporary period exception? c Did the organization maintain an escrow account other than a refunding escrow at any time during the year to defease any tax-exempt bonds? d Did the organization act as an "on behalf of" issuer for bonds outstanding at any time during the year? 25a Section 501(c )(3) and 501(c )(4) organizations . Did the organization engage in an excess benefit transaction with a disqualified person during the year? If "Yes," complete Schedule L, Part I b Did the organization become aware that it had engaged in an excess benefit transaction with a disqualified person from a prior year? If "Yes," complete Schedule L, Part I 26 Was a loan to or by a current or former officer, d irector, trustee, key employee, highly compensated employee, or disqualified person outstanding as of the end of the organization's tax year? If "Yes," complete Schedule L, Part II Did the organization provide a grant or other assistance to an officer, director, trustee, key employee, or substantial 27 contributor, or to a person related to such an individual's If "Yes," complete Schedule L, Part III

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During the tax year, did any person who is a current or former officer, director, trustee, or key employee a Have a direct business relationship with the organization (other than as an officer, director, trustee, or employee), or an indirect business relationship through ownership of more than 35% in another entity (individually or collectively with other person(s) listed in Part VII, Section A)'7 If "Yes," complete Schedule L, Part IV b Have a family member who had a direct or indirect business relationship with the organization If "Yes," complete Schedule L, Part IV
c Serve as an officer, director, trustee, key employee, partner, or member of an entity (or a shareholder of a professional corporation) doing business with the organization? If "Yes," complete Schedule L, Part IV

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Did the organization receive more than $25,000 in non-cash contributions? If "Yes," complete Schedule M
Did the organization receive contributions of art, historical treasures, or other similar assets, or qualified conservation contributions? If "Yes," complete Schedule M

X X
X

31
32

Did the organization liquidate, terminate, or dissolve and cease operations? If "Yes," complete Schedule N, Part 1
Did the organization sell, exchange, dispose of, or transfer more than 25% of its net assets? If "Yes," complete Schedule N, Part II

33 34
35

Did the organization own 100% of an entity disregarded as separate from the organization under Regulations sections 301 7701-2 and 301 7701-3? If "Yes," complete Schedule R, Part I Was the organization related to any tax-exempt or taxable entity?
If "Yes," complete Schedule R, Parts II, Ill, IV, and V, line 1 Is any related organization a controlled entity within the meaning of section 512(b)(13)? If "Yes, " complete Schedule R, Part V, line 2

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Section 501(c)(3) organizations . Did the organization make any transfers to an exempt non-charitable related organization? If "Yes," complete Schedule R, Part V, line 2
Did the organization conduct more than 5% of its activities through an entity that is not a related organization and that is treated as a partnership for federal income tax purposes' If "Yes," complete Schedule R, Part VI

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J STREET Form 990 (2008) C / O LICHTMAN , TRISTER AND ROSS , PLLC Part V Statements Regarding Other IRS Filings and Tax Compliance

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la Enter the number reported in Box 3 of Form 1096, Annual Summary and Transmittal of 1a U S Information Returns Enter -0- if not applicable Enter the number of Forms W-2G included in line 1 a Enter -0- if not applicable b lb c Did the organization comply with backup withholding rules for reportable payments to vendors and reportable gaming (gambling) winnings to prize winners' 2a Enter the number of employees reported on Form W-3, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements, filed for the calendar year ending with or within the year covered by this return 2a b If at least one is reported on line 2a, did the organization file all required federal employment tax returns? Note . If the sum of lines 1 a and 2a is greater than 250, you may be required to e-file this return (see instructions) 3a Did the organization have unrelated business gross income of $1,000 or more during the year covered by this return's b If "Yes," has it filed a Form 990-T for this year? If "No, " provide an explanation in Schedule 0 4a At any time during the calendar year, did the organization have an interest in, or a signature or other authority over, a financial account in a foreign country (such as a bank account, securities account, or other financial account)?
b If "Yes," enter the name of the foreign country ^ See the instructions for exceptions and filing requirements for Form TD F 90-22 1, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts

3a 3b

2L_

4a

X

5a Was the organization a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction at any time during the tax year? b Did any taxable party notify the organization that it was or is a party to a prohibited tax shelter transaction? c If "Yes," to question 5a or 5b, did the organization file Form 8886-T, Disclosure by Tax-Exempt Entity Regarding Prohibited Tax Shelter Transaction? 6a Did the organization solicit any contributions that were not tax deductible? b If "Yes," did the organization include with every solicitation an express statement that such contributions or gifts were not tax deductible? 7 Organizations that may receive deductible contributions under section 170(c). N/A a Did the organization provide goods or services in exchange for any quid pro quo contribution of more than $75' b If "Yes," did the organization notify the donor of the value of the goods or services provided? c Did the organization sell, exchange, or otherwise dispose of tangible personal property for which it was required to file Form 8282 d If "Yes," indicate the number of Forms 8282 filed during the year 7d e Did the organization, during the year, receive any funds, directly or indirectly, to pay premiums on a personal benefit contract? f Did the organization, during the year, pay premiums, directly or indirectly, on a personal benefit contract? g For all contributions of qualified intellectual property, did the organization file Form 8899 as required' h For contributions of cars, boats, airplanes, and other vehicles, did the organization file a Form 1098-C as required? 8 Section 501 (c)(3) and other sponsoring organizations maintaining donor advised funds and section 509(a)(3) supporting organizations . Did the supporting organization, or a fund maintained by a sponsoring organization, have excess business holdings at any time during the year? N/A 9 Section 501 (c)(3) and other sponsoring organizations maintaining donor advised funds.
a b 10 Did the organization make any taxable distributions under section 4966 Did the organization make a distribution to a donor, donor advisor, or related person? Section 501(c )( 7) organizations . Enter N/A N/A N/A

5a

X

7h

a Initiation fees and capital contributions included on Part VIII, line 12 b Gross receipts, included on Form 990, Part VIII, line 12, for public use of club facilities 11 Section 501(c)( 12) organizations . Enter N/A a Gross income from members or shareholders b Gross income from other sources (Do not net amounts due or paid to other sources against
amounts due or received from them)

10a lob 11a
11b

12a Section 4947( a)(1) non - exempt charitable trusts . Is the organization filing Form 990 in lieu of Form 1041' h If "Yes." enter the amount of tax-exemnt interest receivers or accnieri dunnn the year N/A igt,

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Governance , Management , and Disclosure (Sections A, B, and C request information about policies not required by the Internal Revenue Code)

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Section A. Governing Body and Management
For each "Yes" response to lines 2-7b below, and for a "No" response to lines 8 or 9b below, descnbe the circumstances, processes, or changes in Schedule 0 See Instructions 1a Enter the number of voting members of the governing body la b Enter the number of voting members that are independent ib 2 Did any officer, director, trustee, or key employee have a family relationship or a business relationship with any other officer, director, trustee, or key employee? 3 Did the organization delegate control over management duties customarily performed by or under the direct supervision of officers, directors or trustees, or key employees to a management company or other person'? 4 Did the organization make any significant changes to its organizational documents since the prior Form 990 was filed' 5 Did the organization become aware during the year of a material diversion of the organization's assets? 6 Does the organization have members or stockholders? 7a Does the organization have members, stockholders, or other persons who may elect one or more members of the governing body? b Are any decisions of the governing body subject to approval by members, stockholders, or other persons? 8 Did the organization contemporaneously document the meetings held or written actions undertaken during the year by the following a The governing body?
b 9a Each committee with authority to act on behalf of the governing body? Does the organization have local chapters, branches, or affiliates?

X X X

X

b If "Yes," does the organization have written policies and procedures governing the activities of such chapters, affiliates, and branches to ensure their operations are consistent with those of the organization? 10 Was a copy of the Form 990 provided to the organization's governing body before it was filed? All organizations must describe in Schedule 0 the process, if any, the organization uses to review the Form 990
11 Is there any officer, director or trustee, or key employee listed in Part VII, Section A, who cannot be reached at the organization's mailina address? If "Yes. " provide the names and addresses in Schedule 0

Section B. Policies
12a Does the organization have a written conflict of interest policy? If "No," go to line 13

b Are officers, directors or trustees, and key employees required to disclose annually interests that could give rise to conflicts? c Does the organization regularly and consistently monitor and enforce compliance with the policy? If "Yes," describe in Schedule 0 how this is done

13 14 15 a b 16a b

Does the organization have a written whistleblower policy? Does the organization have a written document retention and destruction policy? Did the process for determining compensation of the following persons include a review and approval by independent persons, comparability data, and contemporaneous substantiation of the deliberation and decision The organization's CEO, Executive Director, or top management official? Other officers or key employees of the organization? Describe the process in Schedule 0 (see instructions) Did the organization invest in, contribute assets to, or participate in a joint venture or similar arrangement with a taxable entity during the year? If "Yes," has the organization adopted a written policy or procedure requiring the organization to evaluate its participation in joint venture arrangements under applicable federal tax law, and taken steps to safeguard the organization's
exempt status with respect to such arranaements?

X

Section C. Disclosure
17 18 List the states with which a copy of this Form 990 is required to be filed ^ NONE Section 6104 requires an organization to make its Forms 1023 (or 1024 if applicable ), 990, and 990-T (501 (c)(3)s only ) available for public inspection Indicate how you make these available Check all that apply 0 Own website 0 Another 's website ® Upon request Describe in Schedule 0 whether (and if so, how), the organization makes its governing documents , conflict of interest policy, and financial statements available to the public

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State the name, physical address , and telephone number of the person who possesses the books and records of the organization ^ NANCY MACNAMARA - 202-248-5878 1666 CONNECTICUT AVE., NW , NO. 5, WASHINGTON, DC 20009
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J STREET Form 990 (2008) C / O LICHTMAN , TRISTER AND ROSS , PLLC 26-1507828 Part VII Compensation of Officers, Directors , Trustees , Key Employees, Highest Compensated Employees , and Independent Contractors
Section A. Officers , Directors , Trustees , Key Employees , and Highest Compensated Employees la Complete this table for all persons required to be listed Use Schedule J-2 if additional space is needed

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• List all of the organization 's current officers, directors, trustees (whether individuals or organizations), regardless of amount of compensation, and current key employees Enter -0- in columns (D), (E), and (F) if no compensation was paid • List the organization's five current highest compensated employees (other than an officer, director, trustee, or key employee) who received reportable compensation (Box 5 of Form W-2 and/or Box 7 of Form 1099-MISC) of more than $100,000 from the organization and any related organizations • List all of the organization' s former officers , key employees, and highest compensated employees who received more than $100,000 of reportable compensation from the organization and any related organizations • List all of the organization' s former directors or trustees that received, in the capacity as a former director or trustee of the organization, more than $10,000 of reportable compensation from the organization and any related organizations List persons in the following order individual trustees or directors, institutional trustees, officers, key employees, highest compensated employees, and former such persons
0 Check this box if the organization did not compensate any officer, director, trustee. or key employee

(A) Name and Title

(B) Average hours

(C) Position (check all that apply)

(D) Reportable compensation

(E) Reportable compensation

(F) Estimated amount of

per week

from the organization (W-2/1099-MISC) d
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from related organizations (W-2/1099-MISC)

other compensation from the organization and related organizations

JEREMY BEN-AMI EXECUTIVE DIR / TREASURER DAVIDI GILO PRESIDENT

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JIM GERSTEIN VICE-PRESIDENT DEBORAH SAGNER DIRECTOR MORT HALPERIN DIRECTOR

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(A) Name and title

uireciors i ru stees me r m io ees ana rn nest com ensatea tm io ees conunuea (B) (C) (D) ( E) Average Position Reportable Reportable hours (check all that apply) compensation compensation per from from related week organizations the 'Z 'Ll organization (W-2/1099-MISC) (W-2/1099-MISC) - o S d
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(F) Estimated amount of other compensation from the organization and related organizations

1b Total ^ 135 000. Total number of individuals (including those in 1 a) who received more than $100,000 in reportable 2 com p ensation from the org anization 3
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Yes Did the organization list any former officer, director or trustee, key employee, or highest compensated employee on
line 1 a? If "Yes, " complete Schedule J for such individual For any individual listed on line 1 a, is the sum of reportable compensation and other compensation from the organization 3

No

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and related organizations greater than $150,000 If "Yes," complete Schedule J for such individual Did any person listed on line 1 a receive or accrue compensation from any unrelated organization for services rendered to

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the org anization? If "Yes " complete Schedule J for such p er-son Section B. Independent Contractors 1

Complete this table for your five highest compensated independent contractors that received more than $100,000 of compensation from the ornani zat ion NONE.

(A) Name and business address

(B) Description of services

(C) Compensation

2

Total number of independent contractors (including those in 1) who received more than $100,000 in compensation from the org anization jlp 0 Form 990 (2008)

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Re (0) excluded from tax under
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Federated campaigns Membership dues Fundraising events Related organizations Government grants (contributions) All other contributions, gifts, grants, and
similar amounts not Included above
Noncash contributions included in lines la-1f $

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6 a Gross Rents b Less rental expenses
c Rental income or (loss)

d Net rental income or (loss) 7 a Gross amount from sales of
assets other than inventory

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b Less cost or other basis and sales expenses c Gain or (loss) d Net gain or (loss) 8 a Gross income from fundraising events (not including $ of contributions reported on line 1 c) See Part IV, line 18 a b Less direct expenses b
c Net income or (loss) from fundraising events

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9 a Gross income from gaming activities See Part IV, line 19 a b Less direct expenses b c Net income or (loss) from gaming activities 10 a Gross sales of inventory, less returns
and allowances a

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b Less cost of goods sold
c Net income or ( loss ) from sales of invento

b Business Code

Miscellaneous Revenue
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Section 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations must complete all columns. All other organizations must complete column (A) but are not required to complete columns (B), (C), and (D). (B) (C) (D) (A) Do not include amounts reported on lines 6b , Total expenses Program service Management and Fundraising 7b, 8b , 9b, and 10b of Part VIII . ex p enses q eneral eenses expenses Grants and other assistance to governments and 1 organizations in the U S. See Part IV, line 21 2 Grants and other assistance to individuals in
the U S. See Part IV, line 22

3

Grants and other assistance to governments, organizations, and individuals outside the U S See Part IV, lines 15 and 16

4 5 6

7 8 9

Benefits paid to or for members Compensation of current officers, directors, trustees, and key employees Compensation not included above, to disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B) Other salaries and wages Pension plan contributions (include section 401(k) and section 403(b) employer contributions) Other employee benefits

180 , 000.

160 , 200.

18 , 000.

1 , 800.

351 , 299.

312 , 656.

35 , 130.

3 , 513.

652.

580.

65.

7.

10
11 a

Payroll taxes
Fees for services (non-employees) Management

44 , 210. 8 , 328. 6 , 183.
3 554.

39, 347.

4 , 421. 8 , 328. 6 , 183.

442.

b c d e f
12

Legal Accounting Lobbying Professional fundraising services. See Part IV, line 17 Investment management fees
Advertising and promotion

3 , 554.

g Other 13
14
15

167 201. 35 , 849. 18 , 483. 64 , 869. 50 , 756. 46 , 229.

165 481. 25 , 561. 17 , 865. 57 , 733. 50 , 756. 46 , 229.

1 1 720. 10 , 047. 562. 6 , 487. 241. 56. 649.

Office expenses
Information technology
Royalties

16 17
18

Occupancy Travel
Payments of travel or entertainment expenses for any federal, state, or local public officials

19 20 21 22 23 24

Conferences, conventions, and meetings Interest Payments to affiliates Depreciation, depletion, and amortization Insurance Other expenses Itemize expenses not covered above. (Expenses grouped together and labeled miscellaneous may not exceed 5% of total expenses shown on line 25 below.)

a POLLING b SPEAKER EXPENSES
c CONTINGENCIES d RECRUITMENT e INTERN STIPENDS
f All other expenses
25 26 Total functional exp enses Add lines 1 throw h 24f if following Joint Costs Check here ^ SOP 98-2. Complete this line only if the organization reported in column (B) joint costs from a combined educational cam p ai g n and fundraisin g solicitation

46 , 000. 23 , 655.
21 , 199. 19 , 000. 2 , 930.
848.

46 , 000. 23 , 655.
21 , 199.

19 , 000.
2 , 930. 848.

1 , 091 , 245.

970 , 192.

110 , 791.

10 , 2 62.

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J STREET (2008) Form C/O LICHTMAN, Part X I Ba lance Sheet 990

TRISTER AND ROSS,

PLLC
(A) Beginning of year

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(B) End of year

1 2 3 4 5 6

Cash - non-interest-bearing Savings and temporary cash investments Pledges and grants receivable, net Accounts receivable, net Receivables from current and former officers, directors, trustees, key employees, or other related parties Complete Part II of Schedule L Receivables from other disqualified persons (as defined under section 4958(f)(1)) and persons described in section 4958(c)(3)(B) Complete Part II of Schedule L Notes and loans receivable, net
Inventories for sale or use

120 , 021a

1
2 3 4 5

568 , 092.
100 , 815.

0 a,
0 N

7
8

6 7
8

Prepaid expenses and deferred charges 9 10a Land, buildings, and equipment cost basis b Less accumulated depreciation Complete
Part VI of Schedule D 11 12 13 14 15 Investments - publicly traded securities Investments - other securities See Part IV, line 11 Investments - program-related See Part IV, line 11 Intangible assets Other assets See Part IV, line 11

9 10a
10b 10c 11 12 13 14 0. 15 20

,

000.

16
17

Total assets . Add lines 1 throu g h 15 ( must eq ual line 34 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses

120 , 021.

16
17

688 , 907.

18 19 20
0 21

Grants payable Deferred revenue Tax-exempt bond liabilities
Escrow account liability Complete Part IV of Schedule D

18 19 20
21

22 2 J 23 24 25 26

Payables to current and former officers, directors, trustees, key employees, highest compensated employees, and disqualified persons Complete Part II of Schedule L Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties Unsecured notes and loans payable Other liabilities Complete Part X of Schedule D Total liabilities . Add lines 17 throu g h 25 Organizations that follow SFAS 117, check here ^ ® and complete lines 27 through 29, and lines 33 and 34.

22 23 24 25 26

0. 0.

3 , 469. 3 , 469.

c
M C LL o `

27
28 29

Unrestricted net assets
Temporarily restricted net assets Permanently restricted net assets Organizations that do not follow SFAS 117, check here ^ 0 and complete lines 30 through 34. Capital stock or trust principal, or current funds Paid-in or capital surplus, or land, building, or equipment fund Retained earnings, endowment, accumulated income, or other funds Total net assets or fund balances Total liabilities and net assets/fund balances

120,021.

27
28 29

685 , 438.

Z

30 31 32 33 34

30 31 32

120 , 021. 33
120 , 021. 34

6 _ , 438 . 85
688 , 907. Yes No

Part At Financial Statements and Re p ortin g
Accounting method used to prepare the Form 990 0 Cash 1 El Other ® Accrual 2a Were the organization's financial statements compiled or reviewed by an independent accountant'? b Were the organization's financial statements audited by an independent accountant? c If "Yes" to lines 2a or 2b, does the organization have a committee that assumes responsibility for oversight of the audit, review, or compilation of its financial statements and selection of an independent accountants 3a As a result of a federal award, was the organization required to undergo an audit or audits as set forth in the Single Audit Act and OMB Circular A-133? b If "Yes," did the organization undergo the required audit or audits9_

2a 2b 2c 3a 3b

X X

X

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Schedule B
(Form 990, 990-EZ,
or 990-PF) Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service

Schedule of Contributors
^ Attach to Form 990, 990-EZ, and 990-PF.

OMB No 1545-0047

2008
Employer identification number 26-1507828

Name of the organization J STREET C / O LICHTMAN Organization type (check one)
Filers of: Form 990 or 990-EZ Section: ® 501 (c)(

TRISTER AND ROSS

PLLC

4 ) (enter number) organization

0 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trust not treated as a private foundation 0 527 political organization Form 990-PF 0 501 (c)(3) exempt private foundation 0 4947(a)(1) nonexempt charitable trust treated as a private foundation 501(c)(3) taxable private foundation

Check if your organization is covered by the General Rule or a Special Rule. (Note . Only a section 501(c)(7), (8), or (10) organization can check boxes for both the General Rule and a Special Rule See Instructions )

General Rule
® For organizations filing Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF that received, during the year, $5,000 or more (in money or property) from any one contributor Complete Parts I and II

Special Rules O For a section 501(c )(3) organization filing Form 990, or Form 990- EZ, that met the 33 1/3% support test of the regulations under sections 509(a)(1)/170(b)(1)(A)(vl ), and received from any one contributor , during the year , a contribution of the greater of (1) $5,000 or (2) 2% of the amount on Form 990, Part VIII, line 1 h or 2% of the amount on Form 990-EZ, line 1 Complete Parts I and II For a section 501 (c)(7), (8), or ( 10) organization filing Form 990 , or Form 990-EZ , that received from any one contributor, during the year, aggregate contributions or bequests of more than $ 1,000 for use exclusively for religious , charitable , scientific, literary, or educational purposes , or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals Complete Parts I, II, and III For a section 501(c)(7), (8), or ( 10) organization filing Form 990 , or Form 990 - EZ, that received from any one contributor , during the year, some contributions for use exclusively for religious , charitable , etc , purposes , but these contributions did not aggregate to more than $1,000 ( If this box is checked , enter here the total contributions that were received during the year for an exclusively religious, charitable, etc , purpose Do not complete any of the parts unless the General Rule applies to this organization because it received nonexclusively religious, charitable , etc , contributions of $5,000 or more during the year) ^ $ Caution . Organizations that are not covered by the General Rule and/or the Special Rules do not file Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF), but they must answer "No" on Part IV, line 2 of their Form 990, or check the box in the heading of their Form 990-EZ, or on line 2 of their Form 990-PF, to certify that they do not meet the filing requirements of Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF) LHA For Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice , see the Instructions for Form 990. These instructions will be issued separately. Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ , or 990 - PF) (2008)

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Schedule B"(Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF) (2008)

Page

1

of

4 of Part I

Name of organization J STREET C / O LICHTMAN , Part I
(a) No.

Employer identification number TRISTER AND ROSS , PLLC 26-1507828

Contributors (see instructions)
(b) Name , address , and ZIP + 4 (c) Aggregate contributions (d) Type of contribution

1

ALAN SAGNER

Person
Payroll

Eil
0

3349 ST. MALO CRT.
PALM BEACH GARDENS,
(a) No.

$
FL 33410

75,000.

Noncash

El

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution ) (c) Aggregate contributions (d) Type of contribution

(b) Name , address, and ZIP + 4

2

DAVIDI

GILO

Person
Payroll

Eil
0

P.O.

BOX 929 CA 95031
(b) Name , address , and ZIP + 4

$

55,000.

Noncash
(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution )

LOS GATOS,
(a) No.

(c) Aggregate contributions

(d) Type of contribution

3

GEORGE SOROS
888 SEVENTH AVENUE NY 10106
(c) Aggregate contributions

Person $ 145,000.
Payroll Noncash

I-XI
0

NEW YORK,
(a) No.

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution )

(b) Name, address , and ZIP + 4

(d) Type of contribution

4

ANDREA SOROS 888 SEVENTH AVENUE NEW YORK, NY 10106
(b) Name, address , and ZIP + 4 (c) Aggregate contributions

Person
Payroll

I-XI
0

$

50,000.

Noncash

j

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution )

(a) No.

(d) Type of contribution

5

JONATHAN SOROS • 888 SEVENTH AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10106
(c) Aggregate contributions

Person $ 50,000.
Payroll Noncash

Eil
0 0

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution ) (d) Type of contribution

(a) No.

(b) Name, address , and ZIP + 4

6

DAVID RICHARDS

Person
Payroll

Ef]
0

109 ESPARTA WAY
SANTA MONI CA ,
823452 12-18-08

$

30,000.

Noncash

CA 9 0 4 0 2

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution )

Schedule B (Form 990, 990 - EZ, or 990 - PF) (2008)

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Schedule B'( Form 990 , 9 90- EZ, or

of

4

of Part I

Name of organization J STREET

Employer identification number

TR
Part I
(a) No.

26-

Contributors (see instructions)
(b) Name , address , and ZIP + 4 (c) Aggregate contributions (d) Type of contribution

7

ROBERT ARNOW 1114 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK, NY 10036
(b) Name, address , and ZIP + 4 (c) Aggregate contributions

Person $ 25,000.
Payroll Noncash

I-XI

0 0

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution )

(a) No.

(d) Type of contribution

8

RICHARD GOODWIN

Person
Payroll 0

P.O. BOX 5142
SNOWMASS VILLAGE,
(a) No.

$
CO

25,000.

Noncash

0

81615
(c) Aggregate contributions

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution ) (d) Type of contribution Person
Payroll

(b) Name , address , and ZIP + 4

9

MARTIN BUNZL

I-XI
0

5521 LINDA ROSA AVE
LA JOLLA,
(a) No.

$

25,000.

Noncash
(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution )

CA

92037
(c) Aggregate contributions

(b) Name, address , and ZIP + 4

(d) Type of contribution Person Payroll I-XI 0

10

GENEVIEVE LYNCH

270 BROADWAY
NEW YORK,
(a) No.

$

25,000.

Noncash

0

NY 10007
(b) Name , address , and ZIP + 4 (c) Aggregate contributions

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution )

(d) Type of contribution

11

S.

DANIEL ABRAHAM APT 805 $ 25,000.

Person
Payroll Noncash

If]

150 BRADLEY PL, PALM BEACH,
(a) No.

0 0

FL 3 3 4 8 0
(b) Name, address , and ZIP + 4 (c) Aggregate contributions

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution )

(d) Type of contribution

12

ALAN SOLOMONT 300 WASHINGTON ST NEWTON, MA 0 2 4 5 8 $ 10,000.

Person
Payroll Noncash

I-XI

0

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution )
Scheaule H (corm 990 , 99u-U, or 990 - PF) (2008)

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Schedule 9 (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF) (2008)

Page

3

of

4 of Part I

Name of organization J STREET

Employer identification number

C/O LIC HTMAN,
Part I
(a) No.

TRI STER AND ROSS,

PLLC

26-1507828

Contributors (see instructions)
(b) Name, address, and ZIP + 4 (c) Aggregate contributions (d) Type of contribution

13

ALBERT DWOSKIN

9302 LEE HWY
FAIRFAX,
(a) No.

$

10,000.

Person Payroll Noncash

191 0

VA

22 0 31
(b) Name , address, and ZIP + 4 (c) Aggregate contributions

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution ) (d) Type of contribution

14

GEORGE VRADENBURG

2901 WOODLAND DR.,
WASHINGTON,
(a) No.

NW

$

10,000.

Person Payroll Noncash

I-XI 0

DC

20008
(c) Aggregate contributions

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution ) (d) Type of contribution

(b) Name , address , and ZIP + 4

15

ELAINE ATTIAS

Person
Payroll 0

527 NO ELM DR
BEVERLY HILLS,
(a) No.

$
CA 90210

8,500.

Noncash

0

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution ) (c) Aggregate contributions (d) Type of contribution

(b) Name , address , and ZIP + 4

16

KATHLEEN PERATIS 1155 PARK AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY

Person $ 5,000.
Payroll Noncash

EKI
0

10128
(c) Aggregate contributions

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution )

(a) No.

(b) Name , address, and ZIP + 4

(d) Type of contribution

17

GAIL FURMAN

Person
Payroll

ERI
0

151 E.

83RD STREET
NY 10028

$

5,000.

Noncash
(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution )

NEW YORK,
(a) No.

(b) Name, address , and ZIP + 4

(c) Aggregate contributions

(d) Type of contribution

18

JERRY HIRSCH 5401 E.
PHOENIX,

Person $ 5,000.
Payroll Noncash
(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution.) Schedule B (Form 990 , 990-EZ , or 990 - PF) (2008)

LAFAYETTE BLVD.
AZ 85018

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Schedule B-(Form 990, 990-EZ, or 9 90-PF) (2008)

Page

4

of

4

of Part

Name of organization J STREET Part I
(a) No.

Employer identification number

Contributors (see instructions)
(b) Name , address, and ZIP + 4 (c) Aggregate contributions (d) Type of contribution

19

MONICA AND PHIL ROSENTHAL
121 FREMONT PLACE $ 5,000.

Person
Payroll Noncash

I-XI

0

(Complete Part II if there

LOS ANGELES,
(a) No.

CA 9 0 0 0 5
(b) Name , address, and ZIP + 4 (c) Aggregate contributions

is a noncash contribution )

(d) Type of contribution

20

ABBY SHER

Person
Payroll

Dfl
0

3200 AIRPORT AVENUE #27
SANTA MONI CA ,
(a) No.

$

5,000.

Noncash

0

CA

90405
(c) Aggregate contributions

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution )

(b) Name , address , and ZIP + 4

(d) Type of contribution Person I-XI

21

CONSOLACION ESDICUL B-4 111F VENTRIS PLACE, ROAD HAPPY VALLEY, HONG KONG

19-23 VENTRIS

$

811,697.

Payroll Noncash

0 0

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution )

(a) No.

(b) Name , address, and ZIP + 4

(c) Aggregate contributions

(d) Type of contribution Person
Payroll 0

$

Noncash

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution ) (a) No. (b) Name , address , and ZIP + 4 (c) Aggregate contributions (d) Type of contribution Person Payroll Noncash El 0 El

$

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution )

(a) No.

(b) Name , address , and ZIP + 4

(c) Aggregate contributions

(d) Type of contribution Person Payroll Noncash El El El

$

(Complete Part II if there is a noncash contribution ) 823452 12-18-08 Schedule B (Form 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF) (2008)

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SCHEDULE C (Form 990 or 990-EZ)
Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service

Political Campaign and Lobbying Activities
For Organizations Exempt From Income Tax Under section 501(c) and section 527 ^ To be completed by organizations described below.

OMB No 1545-0047

2008
Open to Public Inspection

-

If the organization answered "Yes," to Form 990, Part IV, line 3, or Form 990 - EZ, Part VI , line 46 ( Political Campaign Activities), then • Section 501 (c)(3) organizations Complete Parts I-A and B Do not complete Part I-C • Section 501(c) (other than section 501 (c)(3)) organizations Complete Parts I A and C below Do not complete Part I-B • Section 527 organizations Complete Part I-A only If the organization answered "Yes," to Form 990, Part IV, line 4 , or Form 990 - EZ, Part VI , line 47 ( Lobbying Activities), then • Section 501 (c)(3) organizations that have filed Form 5768 (election under section 501(h)) Complete Part II-A Do not complete Part II-B • Section 501(c)(3) organizations that have NOT filed Form 5768 (election under section 501(h))- Complete Part II-B Do not complete Part II-A If the organization answered "Yes," to Form 990, Part IV, line 5 ( Proxy Tax), then • Section 501(c)(4), (5), or (6) organizations Complete Part III Name of organization Employer identification number J STREET C/O LICHTMAN TRISTER AND ROSS , PLLC 26-1507828

PartI-A
I
2

To be completed by all organizations exempt under section 501(c) and section 527 organizations. See the Instructions for Schedule C for details.
^ $

Provide a description of the organization's direct and indirect political campaign activities in Part IV
Political expenditures

3 Volunteer hours

PartI-B
1 2 3 4a b

To be completed by all organizations exempt under section 501 (c)(3).
^ $ $ Yes El Yes 0 No 0 No

See the Instructions for Schedule C for details Enter the amount of any excise tax incurred by the organization under section 4955 Enter the amount of any excise tax incurred by organization managers under section 4955 If the organization incurred a section 4955 tax, did it file Form 4720 for this year? Was a correction made? If "Yes," describe in Part IV
See the Instructions for Schedule C for details

PartI-C
1 2

To be completed by all organizations exempt under section 501 (c), except section 501(c)(3).
^ $ ^ $

Enter the amount directly expended by the filing organization for section 527 exempt function activities Enter the amount of the filing organization's funds contributed to other organizations for section 527 exempt function activities 3 Total of direct and indirect exempt function expenditures Add lines 1 and 2 and enter here and on
Form 1120-POL, line 17b

$ Did the filing organization file Form 1120-POL for this year? 0 Yes 0 No State the names, addresses and employer identification number (EIN) of all section 527 political organizations to which payments were made °Enter the amount paid and indicate if the amount was paid from the filing organization's funds or were political contributions received and promptly and directly delivered to a separate political organization, such as a separate segregated fund or a political action committee (PAC) If additional space is needed, provide information in Part IV (a) Name (b) Address (c) EIN (d) Amount paid from filing organization's funds If none, enter -0(e) Amount of political contributions received and promptly and directly delivered to a separate political organization If none, enter -0-

LHA

For Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice , see the Instructions for Form 990.

Schedule C (Form 990 or 990 - EZ) 2008

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Schedul2C ( Form 990or990-EZ 2008 C / O LICHTMAN , TRISTER AND ROSS ,_ P Part II-A To be completed by organizations exempt under section 501 (c)(3) that (election under section 501(h )). See the instructions for Schedule C for details.
A Check ^ 0 if the filing organization belongs to an affiliated group B Check ^ 0 if the filin g org anization checked box A and "limited control" p rovisions apply Limits on Lobbying Expenditures (The term " expenditures " means amounts paid or incurred.) 1a b c d e f Total lobbying expenditures to influence public opinion (grassroots lobbying) Total lobbying expenditures to influence a legislative body (direct lobbying) Total lobbying expenditures (add lines 1 a and 1 b) Other exempt purpose expenditures Total exempt purpose expenditures (add lines 1 c and 1 d) Lobb yin g nontaxable amount Enter the amount from the followin g table in both columns If the amount on line le, column ( a) or (b ) is: The lobbying nontaxable amount is: Not over $500 , 000 20% of the amount on line le Over $500,000 but not over $1 , 000,000 $100 , 000 p lus 15% of the excess over $500 , 000 Over $1 , 000 , 000 but not over $1,500 , 000 $175,000 p lus 10% of the excess over $1 , 000 , 000 Over $1 , 500 , 000 but not over $17 , 000,000 $225 , 000 p lus 5% of the excess over $1,500,000 Over $17.000.000 $1.000.000
(a) Filing organization's totals (b) Affiliated group totals

26-150782 orm 5768

g Grassroots nontaxable amount (enter 25% of line 10
h Subtract line 1 g from line 1 a Enter -0- if line g is more than line a i Subtract line 1 f from line 1 c Enter -0- if line f is more than line c

I If there is an amount other than zero on either line 1 h or line 11, did the organization file Form 4720
reporting section 4911 tax for this year? 4-Year Averaging Period Under Section 501(h) 0 Yes El No

(Some organizations that made a section 501(h) election do not have to complete all of the five columns below . See the instructions for lines 2a through 2f of the instructions.) Lobbying Expenditures During 4-Year Averaging Period Calendar year (or fiscal year beginning in) (a) 2005 (b) 2006 (c) 2007 (d) 2008 (e) Total

2a Lobb y in g non-taxable amount
b Lobbying ceiling amount (150% of line 2a, column(e))

c Total lobb y in g ex p enditures d Grassroots non-taxable amount
e Grassroots ceiling amount (150% of line 2d, column (e))

f Grassroots lobb y in g ex p enditures Schedule C (Form 990 or 990-EZ) 2008

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Schedule C Form 990 or 990-EZ 2008 C / O L I CHTMAN TRISTER AND ROSS , PLLC 26-1507828 Pa e 3 PartII-B To be completed by organizations exempt under section 501(c)(3) that have NOT filed Form 5768 (election under section 501(h )). See the instructions for Schedule C for details
(a) (b)

Yes
1 During the year, did the filing organization attempt to influence foreign, national, state or local legislation, including any attempt to influence public opinion on a legislative matter or referendum, through the use of a Volunteers?

No

Amount

b c d e f

Paid staff or management (include compensation in expenses reported on lines 1 c through 11)9 Media advertisements9 Mailings to members, legislators , or the public? Publications, or published or broadcast statements? Grants to other organizations for lobbying purposes?

g Direct contact with legislators, their staffs, government officials, or a legislative body?

h Rallies, demonstrations, seminars, conventions, speeches, lectures, or any other means?
i Other activities? If "Yes," describe in Part IV j Total lines 1 c through 11

2a Did the activities in line 1 cause the organization to be not described in section 501(c)(3)? b If "Yes," enter the amount of any tax incurred under section 4912
c If "Yes," enter the amount of any tax incurred by organization managers under section 4912

d If the filin g org anization incurred a section 4912 tax , did it file Form 4720 for this y ear?

PartIII-A

To be completed by all organizations exempt under section 501 (c)(4), section 501(c)(5) , or section
501 (c)(6). See the instructions for Schedule C for details Yes I No

Were substantially all (90% or more) dues received nondeductible by members? 1 1 X Did the organization make only in-house lobbying expenditures of $2,000 or less? 2 2 X Did the org anization ag ree to car ryover lobb y in g and p olitical ex p enditures from the p rior year? 3 3 X PartIII-B To be completed by all organizations exempt under section 501 (c)(4), section 501(c)(5), or section

501(c)(6) if BOTH Part III-A, questions 1 and 2 are answered "No" OR if Part III - A, question 3 is answered "Yes." See Schedule C instructions for details
1 2 Dues, assessments and similar amounts from members Section 162(e) non-deductible lobbying and political expenditures ( do not include amounts of political
expenses for which the section 527(f) tax was paid).

1

a Current year b Carryover from last year c Total 3 Aggregate amount reported in section 6033(e)(1)(A) notices of nondeductible section 162(e) dues If notices were sent and the amount on line 2c exceeds the amount on line 3, what portion of the excess 4 does the organization agree to carryover to the reasonable estimate of nondeductible lobbying and political expenditure next year'? 5 Taxable amount of lobb y in g and p olitical ex p enditures (line 2c total minus 3 and 4) Part IV Su pp lemental Information

2a 2b 2c 3

4 5

Complete this part to provide the descriptions required for Part I-A, line 1, Part I-B, line 4, Part I-C, line 5, and Part II-B, line 11 Also, complete this part for any additional information

Schedule C (Form 990 or 990-EZ) 2008
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Schedule D
(Form 990)
Department of the Treasury internal Revenue Service

Supplemental Financial Statements
^ Attach to Form 990 . To be completed by organizations that answered " Yes," to Form 990 , Part IV , line 6, 7 , 8, 9, 10 , 11, or 12.

2008
Open to Public Inspectio n Employer identification number
GO-17V /060

Name of the organization 'art I

J STREET
%%J L J. S..LL.i. C"'4 1£ .L 1. GL1 11LL JJ I\LI00 rLLI.

Organizations Maintaining Donor Advised Funds or Other Similar Funds or Accounts . Complete if the organization answered "Yes" to Form 990, Part IV, line 6
(a) Donor advised funds (b) Funds and other accounts

Total number at end of year 1 2 Aggregate contributions to (during year) 3 Aggregate grants from (during year) 4 Aggregate value at end of year 5 Did the organization inform all donors and donor advisors in writing that the assets held in donor advised funds are the organization's property, subject to the organization's exclusive legal control? 6 Did the organization inform all grantees, donors, and donor advisors in writing that grant funds may be used only for charitable p urp oses and not for the benefit of the donor or donor advisor or other im p ermissible p rivate benefit? Part II Conservation Easements . Complete if the organization answered "Yes" to Form 990, Part IV, line 7 1

E::] Yes 0 Yes

0 No No

Purpose(s) of conservation easements held by the organization (check all that apply) Preservation of land for public use (e g , recreation or pleasure) 0 Preservation of an historically important land area Protection of natural habitat 0 Preservation of certified historic structure 0 Preservation of open space
Complete lines 2a-2d if the organization held a qualified conservation contribution in the form of a conservation easement on the last day of the tax year Held at the End of the Year a Total number of conservation easements b Total acreage restricted by conservation easements c d Number of conservation easements on a certified historic structure included in (a) Number of conservation easements included in (c) acquired after 8/17/06 2a 2b 2c 2d

2

3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Number of conservation easements modified, transferred, released, extinguished, or terminated by the organization during the taxable year ^ Number of states where property subject to conservation easement is located ^ Does the organization have a written policy regarding the periodic monitoring, inspection, violations, and enforcement of the conservation easements it holds Yes 0 No Staff or volunteer hours devoted to monitoring, inspecting, and enforcing easements during the year ^ Amount of expenses incurred in monitoring, inspecting, and enforcing easements during the year ^ $ Does each conservation easement reported on line 2(d) above satisfy the requirements of section 170(h)(4)(B)(I) and section 170(h)(4)(B)(u)? Yes 0 No In Part XIV, describe how the organization reports conservation easements in its revenue and expense statement, and balance sheet, and include, if applicable, the text of the footnote to the organization's financial statements that describes the organization's accounting for conservation easements

Part III

Organizations Maintaining Collections of Art, Historical Treasures , or Other Similar Assets. Complete if the organization answered "Yes" to Form 990, Part IV, line 8

la

If the organization elected, as permitted under SFAS 116, not to report in its revenue statement and balance sheet works of art, historical treasures, or other similar assets held for public exhibition, education, or research in furtherance of public service, provide, in Part XIV, the text of the footnote to its financial statements that describes these items

b If the organization elected, as permitted under SFAS 116, to report in its revenue statement and balance sheet works of art, historical treasures, or other similar assets held for public exhibition, education, or research in furtherance of public service, provide the following amounts relating to these items
(i) Revenues Included in Form 990, Part VIII, line 1 ^ ^ $ $ (ii) Assets Included in Form 990, Part X 2

If the organization received or held works of art, historical treasures, or other similar assets for financial gain, provide the following amounts required to be reported under SFAS 116 relating to these items

a Revenues Included in Form 990, Part VIII, line 1' b Assets Included in Form 990, Part X LHA For Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice , see the Instructions for Form 990.
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Schedule D ( Form 990) 2008 C / O L I CHTMAN TRISTER AND ROSS , PLLC 26-1507828 Page 2 Part III Organizations Maintaining Collections of Art , Historical Treasures , or Other Similar Assets (continued)
Using the organization ' s accession and other records, check any of the following that are a significant use of its collection items (check all that apply) Public exhibition a d El Loan or exchange programs Scholarly research Other b 0 e c El Preservation for future generations 4 Provide a description of the organization ' s collections and explain how they further the organization ' s exempt purpose in Part XIV 5 During the year , did the organization solicit or receive donations of art , historical treasures , or other similar assets to be sold to raise funds rather than to be maintained as p art of the org anization 's collection? 0 No = Yes Part IV Trust , Escrow and Custodial Arrangements. Complete if organization answered " Yes" to Form 990, Part IV, line 9, or reported an amount on Form 990, Part X, line 21 3 la Is the organization an agent, trustee, custodian or other intermediary for contributions or other assets not included on Form 990, Part X? b If "Yes," explain the arrangement in Part XIV and complete the following table Beginning balance Additions during the year Distributions during the year Ending balance Did the organization include an amount on Form 990, Part X, line 21 7 If "Yes , " ex p lain the arran g ement in Part XIV Part V Endowment Funds . Complete if organization answered "Yes" to Form 990, Part IV, line 10 c d e f 2a b ( a ) Current year
la Beginning of year balance

0 Yes Amount

El No

1c 1d le if El Yes 0 No

( b ) Prior year

(c ) Two years back

(d) Three years back

( e ) Four years back

b Contributions c Investment earnings or losses d Grants or scholarships
e Other expenditures for facilities

and programs f Administrative expenses g End of year balance 2 Provide the estimated percentage of the year end balance held as % a Board designated or quasi-endowment ^ % b Permanent endowment ^ % c Term endowment ^ 3a Are there endowment funds not in the possession of the organization that are held and administered for the organization by (i) unrelated organizations (ii) related organizations b If "Yes" to 3a(ii), are the related organizations listed as required on Schedule R7 4 Describe in Part XIV the intended uses of the org anization's endowment funds Yes 3a i 3a ii 3b No

Part VI

Investments - Land . Buildings . and Eauinment . See Form 990 Part X line 10
Description of investment (a) Cost or other basis (investment) ( b) Cost or other basis (other) ( c) Depreciation ( d) Book value

la Land b Buildings c Leasehold improvements d Equipment e Other Total. Add lines la-le (Column (d) should a ual Form 990, PartX column 8 line 10(c))

0. Schedule D (Form 990) 2008

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Schedule D (Form 990) 2008 TRI STER AN C / O LICHTMAN Part VII Investments - Other Securities . See Form 990, Part X, line 12
(a) Description of security or category (including name of security) Financial derivatives and other financial products Closely-held equity interests Other ( b) Book value (c) Method of valuation Cost or end-of-year market value

3

Total ( Col b should e q ual Form 990 , Part X, col ( 13 ) line 12. )

Part VIII Investments - Pro g ram Related . See Form 990 , Part X , line 13
(a) Description of investment type (b) Book value (c) Method of valuation Cost or end-of-year market value

Total. ( Col ( b ) should e q ual Form 990 , Part X , col ( B ) line 13. )

Part IX

Other Assets . See Form 990, Part X, line 15
(a) Description (b) Book value

rt X

Other Liabilities . See Form 990, Part X, line 25 (a) Description of liability

(b) Amou

Total. (Column (b) should equal Form 990, Part X, col (B) line 25) ^d 3,469.1 In Part XIV, provide the text of the footnote to the organization's financial statements that reports the organization's liability for uncertain tax positions under FIN 48. 12-23 08 Schedule D (Form 990) 2008

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Schedule; D (Form 990 2008

J STREET C / O LI CHTMAN

TRISTER AND ROSS ,

PLLC
1 2 3
4 5

26-1507828

Page 4

Part XI
1 2 3
4 5

Reconciliation of Change in Net Assets from Form 990 to Financial Statements

Total revenue (Form 990, Part VIII, column (A), line 12) Total expenses (Form 990, Part IX, column (A), line 25) Excess or (deficit) for the year Subtract line 2 from line 1
Net unrealized gains (losses) on investments Donated services and use of facilities

6 7 8 9 10 1
2 a

Investment expenses Prior period adjustments Other (Describe in Part XIV) Total adjustments (net) Add lines 4-8 Excess or (deficit ) for the year p er financial statements Combine lines 3 and 9 Total revenue, gains, and other support per audited financial statements
Amounts included on line 1 but not on Form 990, Part VIII, line 12 Net unrealized gains on investments 2a

6 7 8 9 10 1

Part XII

Reconciliation of Revenue per Audited Financial Statements With Revenue per Return

b c d e 3
4 a

Donated services and use of facilities Recoveries of prior year grants Other (Describe in Part XIV) Add lines 2a through 2d Subtract line 2e from line 1
Amounts included on Form 990, Part VIII, line 12, but not on line 1 Investment expenses not included on Form 990, Part VIII, line 7b

2b 2c 2d 2e 3
4a 4b

b Other (Describe in Part XIV) c Add lines 4a and 4b 5 Total revenue Add lines 3 and 4c. (This should e q ual Form 990 , Part I line 12 )

c
5

Part XIII Reconciliation of Expenses per Audited Financial Statements With Expenses per Return
1
2 a

Total expenses and losses per audited financial statements
Amounts included on line 1 but not on Form 990, Part IX, line 25 Donated services and use of facilities 2a

1

b Prior year adjustments c Losses reported on Form 990, Part IX, line 25
d Other (Describe in Part XIV)

2b 2c
2d

e Add lines 2a through 2d 3 Subtract line 2e from line 1
4 a Amounts included on Form 990, Part IX, line 25, but not on line 1 Investment expenses not included on Form 990, Part VIII, line 7b 4a 4b

2e 3

b Other (Describe in Part XIV) c Add lines 4a and 4b

c

5

Total ex p enses Add lines 3 and 4c. (Th is should eq ual Form 990 , Part I line 18

5

Part XIVI Suoolemental Information
Complete this part to provide the descriptions required for Part II, lines 3, 5, and 9, Part III, lines 1 a and 4, Part IV, lines 1 b and 2b, Part V, line 4, Part X, Part XI, line 8, Part XII, lines 2d and 4b, and Part XIII, lines 2d and 4b

Schedule D (Form 990) 2008
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SCHEDULE L
(Form 990 or 990-EZ)
Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service

Transactions with Interested Persons
^ Attach to Form 990 or Form 990-EZ. ^ To be completed by organizations that answered "Yes" on Form 990, Part IV, lines 25a, 25b, 26, 27, 28a, 28b, or 28c, or Form 990-EZ, Part V, lines 38a or 40b.

OMB No 1545-0047

2008
Open To Public Inspection
Employer identification number ')4Z_1 cn'7o7o

Name of the organization J STREET
neTlt I ransactlons (section 501 (c)(3) and section 501 (c)(4) organizations only)

2 3

Enter the amount of tax imposed on the organization managers or disqualified persons during the year under section 4958 Enter the amount of tax, if any, on line 2, above, reimbursed by the organization

$ Ill. $

Part II

Loans to and/or From Interested Persons.
To he cmmnleted by nrnanvatlnns that answered "Yes" on Form Q9n Part IV line 2A or Form QQn-F7 Part V Inc 3Rn

(a) Name of interested person and purpose

(b) Loan to or from the organization? To From

(c) Original principal amount

( d) Balance due

(e) In default? Yes No

(f) Approved by board or committee Yes No

(g) Written agreement Yes No

Total
rart III

$
uranis or Assistance tiene iting interested Persons.

To be com p leted b y org anizations that answered "Yes" on Form 990 , Part IV, line 27 (a) Name of interested person (b) Relationship between interested person and the organization

(c) Amount of grant or type of assistance

ran Iv I tsusiness I ransactions involving interested Persons.
To be completed by ornanlzatlons that a ns wered "Yes" on Form 990 Part IV lines 9Ra 2Ah_ or 9Rc

(a) Name of interested person

(b) Relationship between interested person and the organization

(c) Amount of transaction

(d) Description of transaction

(e) Sharing of organization's revenues? Yes No

JIM GERSTEIN

ICE PRESIDENT OF

61 000. PAYMENT FOR

X

LHA For Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice , see the Instructions for Form 990.

Schedule L (Form 990 or 990 - EZ) 2008

SEE SCHEDULE 0 FOR SCHEDULE L CONTINUATIONS

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SCHEDULE O
(Farm 990)
Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service

Supplemental Information to Form 990
^ Attach to Form 990. To be completed by organizations to provide additional information for responses to specific questions for the Form 990 or to provide any additional information.

2008
Open to Public Inspection

Name of the organization

J STREET C/ O LICHTMAN,

TRISTE R AND ROSS,

PLLC

Employer identification number 26-1507828

FORM 990,

PART III,

LINE 1,

DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION MISSION:

EAST IN NATIONAL POLITICS AND THE AMERICAN JEWISH COMMUNITY.

FORM 990,

PART VI,

SECTION A.

LINE

10:

THE FORM

990 WAS

PREPARED BY THE

INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS AND REVIEWED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FINANCIAL OFFICER, FILING.

THE CHIEF

AND THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD PRIOR TO

A COPY OF THE FORM 990 WAS PROVIDED TO EACH MEMBER OF THE BOARD

BEFORE FILING.

FORM 990,

PART VI,

SECTION B,

LINE 12C:

THE ORGANIZATION DID NOT HAVE A
HOWEVER, THIS POLICY

CONFLICT OF WAS ADOPTED

INTEREST POLICY DURING THE REPORTING YEAR. IN FISCAL YEAR 2010.

FORM 990.

PART VI,

SECTION B,

LINE

15:

THE EXECUTIVE

DIRECTOR'S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF

COMPENSATION

IS DETERMINED

IN CONSULTATION WITH THE IN THE

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS,

WHO ARE KNOWLEDGABLE

COMPENSATION RANGES THE DECISION OF

WHICH ARE USUAL AND REASONABLE THE COMMITTEE

IN THE NON PROFIT

INDUSTRY.

IS DOCUMENTED IN MINUTES.

FORM 990,

PART VI,

SECTION C,

LINE 19:

ALL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO BE

AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC WILL BE PROVIDED UPON WRITTEN REQUEST.

SCH L, (A) (B)

PART IV,

BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING INTERESTED PERSONS: JIM GERSTEIN

NAME OF PERSON:

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INTERESTED PERSON AND ORGANIZATION: A CONSULTING FIRM
Schedule 0 (Form 990) 2008

VICE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD AND PARTNER OF GERSTEIN AGNE,
LHA For Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice , see the Instructions for Form 990 . 832211
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SCHEDULE 0
' (FQrm 990 ) Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service

Supplemental Information to Form 990
Attach to Form 990. To be completed by organizations to provide additional information for responses to specific questions for the

2008
Open to Public Ins pection
Employer identification number

Form 990 or to provide any additional information.
J STREET

Name of the organization

C/O LICHTMAN, (C) AMOUNT OF TRANSACTION $ (D)

TRISTER AND ROSS,

PLLC

26-1507828

61000. PAYMENT FOR THE CONSULTING SERVICES

DESCRIPTION OF TRANSACTION:

PROVIDED BY GERSTEIN AGNE. (E)

THE PAYMENT WAS AT FAIR MARKET VALUE. = NO

SHARING OF ORGANIZATION REVENUES?

FORM 990,

LINES 12C,

13 AND 14:

WHISTLEBLOWER POLICY AND DOCUMENT RETENTION / DESTRUCTION POLICY:
THE ORGANIZATION DID NOT HAVE A WHISTLEBLOWER POLICY AND A DOCUMENT RETENTION / DESTRUCTION POLICIES WERE ADOPTED POLICY DURING THE REPORTING YEAR . IN FISCAL YEAR 2010. HOWEVER, THESE

LHA For Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Notice , see the Instructions for Form 990.
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