J Street

Location: Washington, D.C.
Category: Advocacy or Public Service

Jeremy Ben-Ami President

J Street is a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying group which describes itself as "the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans." J Street was founded in April 2008 to offer a new voice in the American political conversation about Israel. The group strongly promotes a two-state solution and makes clear that it does not support all Israeli government policies. J Street's affiliates include an education fund, a university organizing arm called J Street U and a federal political action committee, JStreetPAC.

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Jeremy Ben-Ami is the president and founder of J Street. Before joining J Street, Ben-Ami worked on seven presidential campaigns, including a stint as national policy director for Howard Dean's presidential campaign, and served as deputy domestic policy advisor to the Clinton administration. He also previously served as senior vice president of Fenton Communications before leaving to start J Street. Ben-Ami is a graduate of New York University Law School and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Relations at Princeton University.

2012
Institution Total Expenses $7,083,565
Employees 57
Salary $207,868 20
Underpaid by 24%
2011
Institution Total Expenses $2,136,707
Employees 47
Salary $207,806
2010
Institution Total Expenses $1,879,795
Salary $200,225
2009
Salary $200,225 4
2008
Salary $180,000
1 Interim head of organization
2 Data from 2012
3 Data from 2011
4 Data from 2010
5 Data from 2009
6 Data from 2008
7 Data from 2007
8 Includes payment from SWC Museum Corp.
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 Data from president-elect period
17 2010 Employees
18 Legally exempt from public disclosure of salary
19 Highest paid professional, not CEO
20 Paid from two related organizations
21 Data from 2013

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