American Jewish University

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Category: Religion or Education

Robert Wexler President

American Jewish University, a nondenominational educational institution, was founded when the University of Judaism and the Brandeis-Bardin Institute in Los Angeles merged in 2007. It has two campuses and is comprised of small, liberal arts-focused undergraduate and graduate programs. It also includes a center for continuing education, which offers courses in fine arts, languages, social services and other subjects.

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Rabbi Robert Wexler has been the president of the American Jewish University since 1992, and negotiated the merger between the University of Judaism and the Brandeis-Bardin Institute in Los Angeles in 2007. He launched the University's Ziegler School for Rabbinic studies, and started a training program for administrators of organizations in the African-American, Latino and Asian communities. Wexler holds a master's from the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he was also ordained. While in rabbinical school, Wexler also earned his M.B.A. degree from Baruch College in New York City and a master's degree and a Ph.D. from UCLA in the Department of Near Eastern Languages.

2012
Institution Total Expenses $25,244,968
Employees 728
Salary $225,560
Underpaid by 36%
2011
Institution Total Expenses $25,294,188
Employees 743
Salary $118,780
2010
Institution Total Expenses $25,212,057
Salary $118,898
2009
Salary $126,798
2008
Salary $213,679
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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