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How Much Are Jewish Non-Profit Leaders Making?

Transparency. Conversation. Fairness. Those are the aims of the Forward’s salary survey, now published for the seventh year. We shine a light on the gender composition and compensation of our top national not-for-profit leaders in the hopes that it will spur serious conversation about creating a fairer workplace in the Jewish community and beyond.

If you are a volunteer at one of these organizations, a client, a donor, an employer or an employee — you deserve this information. It is required to be public as part of the contract charities make with the federal government and therefore with all Americans.

How much are Jewish not-for-profit CEOs making? Click on each entry for more information.

Remember: by virtue of the fact that not-for-profits are absolved from paying taxes, the rest of us subsidize their work. We do that because these charities perform a valuable function serving our community, and we have the right to expect transparency in return.

So I wish to thank all those who answered our calls to help us compile this data, to verify its accuracy and place it in the context it deserves.

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I am indebted to research editor Maia Efrem, who oversaw the extensive work necessary to collect and analyze reams of numbers, and whose work ethic is only matched by her journalistic commitment to accuracy and fairness. She was ably assisted by Antoaneta Roussi and Talya Zax. I would also like to thank Kurt Hoffman, Anya Ulinich and Elaine Tin Nyo.

This is the third year that we have been assisted by Dr. Abraham Wyner, professor of statistics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, who volunteers his considerable talents to make these numbers make sense. Thanks also to Tableau, for their pro bono help in creating our terrific interactive charts on

This story "How Much Are Jewish Non-Profit Leaders Making?" was written by Jane Eisner.


Jane Eisner

Jane Eisner

Jane Eisner, a pioneer in journalism, is writer-at-large at the Forward and the 2019 Koeppel Fellow in Journalism at Wesleyan University. For more than a decade, she was editor-in-chief of the Forward, the first woman to hold the position at the influential Jewish national news organization. Under her leadership, the Forward’s digital readership grew significantly, and won numerous regional and national awards for its original journalism, in print and online.

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