The Center for Jewish History

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

Joel Levy President & CEO

The Center for Jewish History is a library, museum and research institute with a focus on Jewish history. The Center hosts the collections of five partner organizations: the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The Center, which opened in Manhattan's Union Square in 2000, houses over 500,000 volumes and 100 million documents related to Jewish history. Its staff works to preserve its collections and showcases them through exhibitions, speaking events, and performances.

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Levy joined the Center for Jewish History after several years of related professional experience. On the Jewish scene, Levy served as the former New York regional director of the Anti-Defamation League for nine years, among other roles. Prior to joining the Center for Jewish History, Levy served as the director of development for the Vera Institute of Justice since 2009. Levy has a master's in anthropology from Columbia University, and a bachelor's in anthropology from Franklin and Marshall College. He was also a student of Jewish studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Institution Revenue $7,050,758
Institution Total Expenses $9,361,774
Employees 78
Salary $200,000 9
1 Interim head of organization
2 Data from 2012
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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
22 Data from 2014
23 Data from 2015

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