Jewish Federations of North America
Location: New York, NY
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.
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
Institution Revenue: $184,707,017
Institution Total Expenses: $132,898,135
Overpaid by: 31%
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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
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
Jerry Silverman, JFNA 2017 Finances