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Salary Survey 2017: Ari Berman Of Yeshiva University

Yeshiva University

Location: New York, NY

Category: Religion or Education

Ari Berman


Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University is a private Modern Orthodox research university with four campuses in New York, as well as affiliated high schools and a theological seminary. Around 6,500 students are enrolled in Y.U.’s undergraduate and graduate programs. Y.U.’s undergraduate curriculum combines science and liberal arts classes with Torah studies, whereas its competitive graduate schools, including the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, are secular. The reduction in both revenues and expenses from the previous survey is due primarily to the 2015 realignment of YU’s affiliated medical school Albert Einstein College of Medicine into a collaboration with Montefiore Health System.

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The 2016 salary is for Ari Berman’s predecessor, Richard Joel. Ari Berman earned his B.A. from Yeshiva College, his M.A. in Medieval Jewish Philosophy from the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies and his rabbinical ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS). Berman’s studies also included two years of learning at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Israel, under the tutelage of Jewish thinker and leader Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein. After making aliyah to Israel in 2008, Dr. Berman completed his higher education with a Ph.D. in Jewish Thought at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

In 2000, Berman became Rabbi of The Jewish Center in New York City. In 2013, he became Instructor of Jewish Thought at Midreshet Moriah. In 2015, Dr. Berman was appointed head (Rosh ha-Merkaz) of Hechal Shlomo — Center of Jewish Heritage in Jerusalem. He also served as a lecturer of rabbinic literature in Herzog College’s Jewish Studies Department and was selected to sit on its Executive Leadership Council.


Institution Revenue: $316,543,814

Institution Total Expenses: $375,600,937

Employees: 5,880

Salary: $687,2349


Institution Revenue: $703,820,236

Institution Total Expenses: $855,371,878

Employees: 6,767

Salary: $738,180

Overpaid by: 1%

For information on previous years, see here.

For information on other Jewish nonprofits, see here.

For information on other Jewish religious and education leaders, see here.

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

22 Data from 2014

23 Data from 2015

24 Includes a one-time honorarium of $55,000

25 Data from 2017




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