Salary Survey 2017: Idit Klein Of Keshet by the Forward

Salary Survey 2017: Idit Klein Of Keshet


Location: Jamaica Plain, MA
Category: Advocacy or Public Service

Idit Klein

Executive Director

Keshet, which means “rainbow” in Hebrew, seeks “full equality and inclusion” for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Jews within Jewish communities and in all aspects of Jewish life. Founded in 1996, Keshet offers resources and trainings for Jewish leaders to create communities that are welcoming to LGBT Jews. Keshet also offers programming and support for LGBT Jews of all ages, including mentoring and shabbatons. The group also organizes Jewish support for LGBT rights in American society. Keshet is headquartered in Boston and oversees offices in Colorado and the Bay Area, and has worked with Jewish organizations across America.

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Idit Klein has served as the executive director of Keshet since 2001 and has greatly expanded its reach. She previously worked for a variety of social justice organizations in Israel, including SHATIL and the Israel/Palestine Center for Research & Information, and helped establish the Jerusalem Open House. Klein is a former fellow and current board member of JOIN for Justice, the Jewish community organizing group. Klein received a bachelor’s from Yale University and a master’s in education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Institution Revenue: $3,064,46026
Institution Total Expenses: $1,809,329
Employees: 19
Salary: $153,462


Institution Revenue: $2,333,078
Institution Total Expenses: $1,673,064
Employees: 21
Salary: $120,000
Underpaid by: 47%

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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
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
26 Includes a $1.2m three-year grant recorded in fiscal year 2016.


Idit Klein, Keshet 2017 Finances

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