Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring

Location: New York, NY
Category: Advocacy or Public Service

Ann Toback Executive Director

The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring seeks to create Jewish learning communities committed to social justice and Jewish cultural heritage. Founded in 1900, the Workmen's Circle organized low-paid Eastern European immigrants around secular Yiddish culture and ideals of social and economic justice. Today, the Workmen's Circle operates schools and Jewish learning centers across America, in addition to running a summer camp and retreat center. The Workmen's Circle's institutions expose students and their families to Yiddish and Yiddish culture, and provide educational programming about social justice.

Organization Website | Guidestar Page

Ann Toback joined the Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring as executive director in 2009. She previously served as a labor leader of the Writers Guild of America, East, which she led in a successful 2008 strike in New York City. Toback's publishing background includes editorial positions at Oxford University Press and Scribner's. A graduate of Boston University Law School, Toback also worked as an associate at Rosenberg and Shapiro.

2012
Institution Total Expenses $2,219,812 3
Employees 25 3
Salary $185,712
Underpaid by 13%
2011
Institution Total Expenses $2,434,349 4
Employees 34 4
Salary $185,712 2
2010
Institution Total Expenses $8,285,866
Salary $191,240 2
2009
Salary $170,000 4
2008
Salary $170,000 5
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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