Salaries of U.S. Jewish Communal Leaders

Searchable Chart Shows Most and Least Highly Paid Leaders

Published December 09, 2011, issue of December 16, 2011.
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The Forward’s annual salary survey covered 76 national Jewish organizations. The following is a searchable chart of the organizations and their leaders.

Men are indicated in black, women in blue. Individual salaries and organizational expenses are indicated in dollars. Benefits are not included.

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ORGANIZATION
2010 Total
Expenses
Employees
2010
EXECUTIVE
2009
Salary
2010
Salary
%
Change
Yeshiva University752,220,5096316Richard Joel, President853,651848,176-0.64
Simon Wiesenthal Center27,248,222125Marvin Hier, Founder & Dean739,544 1721,714 1-2.41
Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland59,994,102235Stephen Hoffman, President640,295 5644,518 60.65
Jewish Federations of North America41,858,650211Jerry Silverman, President & CEO569,752 7625,000 109.69
Anti-Defamation League (ADL)53,551,524427Abraham Foxman, National Director567,176621,4709.57
Brandeis University347,376,0934974Frederick Lawrence, President523,546 7588,809 712.46
Touro College191,387,1563950Alan Kadish, President & CEO435,844 7547,51425.62
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee247,375,569 4144 4 13Steven Schwager, CEO & Executive VP544,266541,626-0.48
The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore63,698,000145Marc Terrill, President487,887477,859-2.05
Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metro Chicago154,275,896 6376Steven Nasatir, President477,783 5477,783 60
American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)64,397,446341Howard Kohr, Executive Director450,000472,5005
UJA-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York218,276,000531John Ruskay, Executive VP & CEO466,000462,000-0.85
Republican Jewish Coalition2,858,109 421Matthew Brooks, Executive Director461,070461,0700
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia37,176,576131Ira Schwartz, CEO472,181457,784-3.04
Jewish Community Centers Association of North America11,967,53667Allan Finkelstein, President & CEO457,356456,0140.29
American Jewish Committee (AJC)40,906,290284David Harris, Executive Director433,067440,4291.69
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County16,588,67596William Bernstein, President & CEO 11455,468419,899-7.80
Jewish Federation of Greater Washington30,991,34995Steve Rakitt, CEO434,423 7401,044 7-7.68
Foundation for Jewish Camp18,130,52333Jeremy Fingerman, CEO348,718 7 8400,833 814.94
Conf. of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations2,152,7872Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman394,356397,3630.76
Hadassah36,678,312 4371 4Rick Annis, CFO355,128 3395,674 411.41
Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston100,295,525143Barry Shrage, President433,301385,072-11.13
Jewish National Fund36,961,1130 12Russell Robinson, CEO382,228375,147-1.85
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County25,357,794104Jeffrey Klein, CEO372,858364,772-2.16
Zionist Organization of America3,823,126 3N/AMorton Klein, National President361,667 2363,462 30.49
Birthright Israel Foundation71,606,65828 4Robert Aronson, President279,266353,17326.46
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life25,459,9621599Wayne Firestone, President339,882347,2962.18
Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles56,374,884 4185 4Jay Sanderson, President404,106 7346,500-14.25
B’nai B’rith International17,351,680249Daniel Mariaschin, Executive VP324,795329,1381.33
Greater Miami Jewish Federation34,268,066101Jacob Solomon, President & CEO313,812318,0631.35
United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey27,610,033157Max Kleinman, Executive VP318,336 7314,520 7-1.19
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta30,970,74158Michael Horowitz, President & CEO309,316307,050-0.73
Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco89,785,231140Jennifer Gorovitz, CEO305,000305,0000
CLAL (National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership)3,366,560 318 3Brad Hirschfield, Co-president282,392 3282,3920
United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh19,580,54765Jeffrey Finkelstein, President272,666277,6431.82
American Jewish World Service43,384,378213Ruth Messinger, President & CEO249,774276,21710.58
Jewish Federation of St. Louis17,840,567 458 4Barry Rosenberg, President & CEO258,818 3272,867 45.42
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society24,830,549 491Gideon Aronoff, President & CEO260,000 3260,000 40
CLAL (National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership)3,366,560 318 3Irwin Kula, Co-president261,892 3259,1421.05
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit44,101,798116Scott Kaufman, CEO243,800 5250,000 62.54
Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey12,370,68088Jason Shames, CEO & Executive VP274,117 7248,400 7-9.38
Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs3,428,460 620 4Thomas Neumann, Executive Director219,042230,000 65
National Council of Jewish Women3,614,15332Nancy Kaufman, CEO175,246 5 7228,000 630.1
ORT America17,033,723 4105 4Alan Klugman, National Executive Director220,000220,000 40
The Israel Project6,169,19129Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, Founder & President200,000220,00010
Forward Association8,285,86650Samuel Norich, Publisher & Executive Director213,218207,975-2.45
JESNA (Jewish Education Service of North America)3,595,43841 4Donald Sylvan, President200,488204,7502.12
Americans for Peace Now1,869,1227 4Debra DeLee, President & CEO202,501202,000-.24
J Street1,900,000 47 4Jeremy Ben-Ami, President200,225 5200,2250
National Conference on Soviet Jewry854,185 45 4Mark Levin, Executive Director191,558 3194,411 41.48
Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring2,612,09038 4Ann Toback, Executive Director170,000 5185,700 69.23
Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies792,5498 4Lee Sherman, President & CEO160,000 8184,16715.1
Jewish Council for Public Affairs2,731,70727Steve Gutow, President & CEO178,214182,4752.39
Jewish Funds for Justice (JFJ)6,469,197 471 4Simon Greer, President & CEO180,500180,500 40
Foundation for Jewish Culture2,633,519 414 4Elise Bernhardt, President & CEO175,000175,000 40
National Jewish Democratic Council1,232,051 410 4David A. Harris, President & CEO171,200 5171,200 60
Center for Jewish History6,796,20370 4Michael Glickman, COO135,000143,3606.19
Jewish Telegraphic Agency2,264,25819 4Ami Eden, Executive Editor152,250 37140,000 6-7.78
Agudath Israel of America12,190,886355David Zwiebel, Executive VP130,837135,2363.36
American Jewish University25,212,057740Robert Wexler, President126,798118,898-6.23
Hazon1,969,12225 4Nigel Savage, Executive Director111,100111,1000
American Zionist Movement914,269 46 4Karen Rubinstein, Executive Director102,276107,1704.78
AmeinuN/A 9N/AHiam Simon, National Director90,000 590,000 60
Jewish Labor Committee739,331 48 4Martin Schwartz, Executive Director85,000 585,000 60
Central Conference of American Rabbis (Reform)Steven Fox, Executive VPN/A
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of ReligionDavid Ellenson, PresidentN/A
Jewish Reconstructionist FederationRobert Barkin, Executive VPN/A
Jewish Theological SeminaryArnold Eisen, ChancellorN/A
National Council of Young IsraelPesach Lerner, Executive VPN/A
Rabbinical Assembly (Conservative)Julie Schonfeld, Executive VPN/A
Rabbinical Council of America (Orthodox)Basil Herring, Executive VPN/A
Reconstructionist Rabbinical CollegeDan Ehrenkrantz, PresidentN/A
Religious Action CenterDavid Saperstein, Director & CounselN/A
Torah Umesorah; The National Society for Hebrew Day SchoolsZvi Bloom, Executive DirectorN/A
Union for Reform JudaismEric Yoffie, PresidentN/A
Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of AmericaSteven Weil, Executive VPN/A
United Synagogue of Conservative JudaismSteven Wernick, Executive VP & CEON/A
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1 includes payment from SWC Museum Corp.
2 data from 2007
3 data from 2008
4 data from 2009
5 data from 2010
6 data from 2011
7 predecessor’s salary
8 partial year
9 not a 501(c)(3)
10 annualized
11 position currently vacant
12 as per Form 990, JNF declined to comment
13 825 employees worldwide

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