How Much Are Our Jewish Non-Profit CEOs Making?

2014 Salary Survey Highlights Persistent Pay Gap

Kurt Hoffman

The Forward’s sixth annual survey of Jewish non-profit leaders is presented here as a public service. The information on salary, revenue and the like is supposed to be available to everyone — that’s part of the civic contract charities make in exchange for not paying taxes — but nowhere else will you find this level of detail, analysis and context.

Please use it wisely. It should inform your personal giving and communal activism. I hope it will also continue to spur reforms and a movement toward greater equity between men and women, which is so far in short supply. Women leaders can still expect to earn only 81 cents to every dollar that male CEOs earn, and that takes into account the size of their respective organizations. That this salary gap persists in 2014 is an embarrassment to our community.

I want to pay special tribute to Maia Efrem, the Forward’s research editor, who managed this project from start to finish, a task months in the making, with diligence and extraordinary attention to detail. She was assisted by Rachel Benaim, Yael Even-Or and Gabe Friedman.

We are all grateful to Dr. Abraham Wyner and his team from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for their analysis of this data.

And we thank the many charity executives and their staffs who helped us verify the information. This work is predicated on the belief that transparency is a public good. It’s a value we all can share.

Click on the names below to find out how much each executive is over or underpaid.

Rank Executive Organization 2013
1 Frederick Lawrence Brandeis University 878,572 2 Richard Joel Yeshiva University 873,337 3 Marvin Hier Simon Wiesenthal Center 765,123 4 Marshall Levin American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science 723,411 5 Stephen Hoffman Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland 716,611 6 Abraham Foxman Anti-Defamation League 687,100 7 Jerry Silverman Jewish Federations of North America 614,351 8 Eric Goldstein UJA Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York 579,000 9 Howard Kohr American Israel Public Affairs Committee 578,732 10 Matthew Brooks Republican Jewish Coalition 562,731 11 Alan Gill American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee 561,000 12 Marc Terrill The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore 545,480 13 Melvyn Bloom American Society for Technion - Israel Institute for Technology, Inc 526,127 14 Alan Kadish Touro College 521,928 15 David Harris American Jewish Committee 518,338 16 David Fisher Birthright Israel 505,205 17 Steven Nasatir Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metro Chicago 501,116 18 Allan Finkelstein Jewish Community Centers Association of North America 491,358 19 Barry Shrage Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston 482,932 20 Jeremy Fingerman Foundation for Jewish Camp 470,399 21 Naomi Adler Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia 461,965 22 Jacob Solomon Greater Miami Jewish Federation 434,680 23 Malcolm Hoenlein Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations 421,735 24 Jay Sanderson Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles 420,870 25 Morton Klein Zionist Organization of America 420,718 26 Janice Weinman Hadassah 415,412 27 Steve Rakitt Jewish Federation of Greater Washington 405,064 28 Russell Robinson Jewish National Fund 394,940 29 Daniel Mariaschin B'nai Brith International 348,242 30 Josh Block The Israel Project 348,000 31 Matthew Levin Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County 345,024 32 Arnold Gerson American Friends of Magen David Adom 339,044 33 Eric Fingerhut Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life 336,772 34 Doron Krakow American Associates Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Inc 335,428 35 Dov Ben-Shimon United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey 333,514 36 Jim Offel Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco 330,589 37 Jeffrey Finkelstein United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh 316,512 38 Michael Horowitz Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta 304,368 39 Ruth Messinger American Jewish World Service 301,099 40 Gail Reiss American Friends of the Tel Aviv University Inc 297,350 41 David Phillips Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County 295,177 42 Brad Hirshfield CLAL (National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership) 280,892 43 Mark Hetfield Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society 275,000 44 Scott Kaufman Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit 271,356 45 Jason Shames UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey 267,127 46 Nancy K. Kaufman National Council of Jewish Women 258,499 47 Irwin Kula CLAL (National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership) 258,392 48 Leah Siegel American Friends of the Israel Museum 248,015 49 Samuel Norich Forward Association 243,596 50 Debra DeLee Americans for Peace Now 228,488 51 Alan Klugman ORT America 226,600 52 Jeremy Ben-Ami J Street 214,744 53 Stosh Cotler Bend The Arc 208,598 54 Andrew Rehfeld Jewish Federation of St. Louis 206,923 55 Lee Sherman Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies 203,586 56 Michael Makovsky Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs 201,033 57 Joel Levy The Center for Jewish History 200,000 58 David Zweibel Agudath Israel of America 199,960 59 Robert Wexler American Jewish University 198,080 60 Mark Levin National Conference on Soviet Jewry 187,840 61 Ann Toback Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring 187,014 62 Roz Rothstein Stand With Us 180,000 - Steve Gutow Jewish Council for Public Affairs 178,330 64 Jack Moline National Jewish Democratic Council 171,200 65 Ami Eden Jewish Telegraphic Agency 161,262 66 Nigel Savage Hazon 157,650 67 Idit Klein Keshet 117,745 68 Sagi Balasha Israeli-American Council 93,900 69 N/A American Friends of Yad Eliezer Inc n/a

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