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Salary Survey 2017: Jerry Silverman Of The Jewish Federations of North America

Jewish Federations of North America

Location: New York, NY

Category: Federation

Jerry Silverman

President & CEO

The Jewish Federations of North America is the umbrella organization that represents 153 Jewish federations and 300 independent Jewish communities, with a stated mission of “protect[ing] and enhance[ing] the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning).” JFNA distributes over $3 billion annually, funding a diverse array of social services, social welfare and educational programs, as well as providing emergency relief to both Jewish and non-Jewish communities. Formerly called the United Jewish Communities, JFNA formed from a merger of the United Israel Appeal, the United Jewish Appeal and the Council of Jewish Federations in 1999.

Organization Website | Guidestar Page

Jerry Silverman serves as the president and CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America. Appointed in 2009, he was previously the president of the Foundation for Jewish Camp, a not-for-profit organization that promotes Jewish resident camps. Prior to that, Silverman served in executive positions at the Stride Rite Corporation of Boston. He has also sat on the boards of a number of Jewish organizations.


Institution Revenue: $274,032,249

Institution Total Expenses: $338,087,246

Employees: 181

Salary: $636,559


Institution Revenue: $184,707,017

Institution Total Expenses: $132,898,135

Employees: 151

Salary: $672,358

Overpaid by: 31%

For information on previous years, see here.

For information on other Jewish nonprofits, see here.

For information on other Jewish federations, 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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