Salaries of American Jewish Leaders

Discover the Most and Least Highly Paid

Published December 10, 2012.

This year, the Forward's annual salary survey covers 74 national Jewish nonprofit organizations. The following is a searchable chart of the leaders and finances of these organizations, and includes data from previous surveys.

Men are indicated in black, women in blue. Individual salaries and organizational expenses are indicated in dollars. Benefits are not included. Click on each organization's name for further information.

2011 Total
% Change
Yeshiva UniversityRichard Joel, President$759,986,7026,509$848,176$879,8213.73
Simon Wiesenthal CenterMarvin Hier, President and CEO$23,943,436120$721,7146$702,8576-2.61
Anti-Defamation LeagueAbraham Foxman, National Director$49,567,222417$621,470$688,28010.75
Jewish Community Federation of ClevelandStephen Hoffman, CEO$66,766,742193$644,5188$644,5180.00
Jewish Federations of North AmericaJerry Silverman, President & CEO$47,742,848190$611,16012$612,9900.30
American Jewish Joint Distribution CommitteeSteven Schwager, CEO & Executive VP$345,000,000850$541,626$550,9941.73
Republican Jewish CoalitionMatthew Brooks, Executive Director$3,143,05317$508,000$525,5963.46
American Israel Public Affairs CommitteeHoward Kohr, Executive Director$61,270,283364$472,500$506,2327.14
American Jewish CommitteeDavid Harris, Executive Director$42,203,285280$440,429$500,91613.73
Touro CollegeAlan Kadish, President & CEO$212,483,6155,104$547,514$496,019-9.41
Total: 75Page: 1 of 8
1 interim
2 data from 2012
3 data from 2010
4 data from 2009
5 data from 2008
6 includes payment from SWC Museum Corp.
7 data from 2007
8 data from 2011
9 predecessor's salary
10 partial year
11 not a 501(c)3
12 annualized
13 position currently vacant
14 as per Form 990, JNF declined to comment
15 base salary
16 interim head of organization
17 data from president-elect period
18 2010 Employees
19 legally exempt from public disclosure of salary
20 highest paid professional, no CEO

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