Jewish Council for Public Affairs

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

Steve Gutow President & CEO

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, which calls itself the "representative voice of the organized American Jewish community," seeks to advance the public affairs goals of the organized American Jewish community. Founded in 1944, The JCPA is committed to protecting the rights of Jews worldwide, and promoting the security of Israel, and tolerance and democracy in America. The JCPA serves as the national advisory and coordinating body of 14 national and 125 local Jewish community agency members. It has previously supported a range of policy goals, including reduced gun violence, immigration reform, poverty reduction, and an end to genocide in Darfur. Its initiatives include the Israel Action Network, which fights delegitimization of Israel, and the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life.

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Rabbi Steve Gutow is the president and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. He previously served as the first regional director of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's Southwest Region and was the founding executive director of the National Jewish Democratic Council. After several decades working in law, politics and Jewish advocacy, Gutow decided to enter the rabbinate and received ordination from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2003. He served as the first full-time rabbi of the Reconstructionist Minyan of St. Louis, Mo. prior to joining the JCPA as executive director in 2005.

2012
Institution Total Expenses $3,359,126
Employees 26
Salary $184,755
Underpaid by 21%
2011
Institution Total Expenses $2,731,707 4
Employees 25
Salary $182,475 4
2010
Institution Total Expenses $2,731,707
Salary $182,475
2009
Salary $178,214
2008
Salary $175,100 7
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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