United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey
Location: Whippany, MJ
President & CEO
For the last 90 years, the United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey has promoted Jewish community building and served as a communal safety net, providing social services, emergency relief and educational programming to Jews locally and internationally. The largest philanthropy in New Jersey, the Federation’s activities are guided by the values of klal Yisrael (one Jewish people) and tikkun olam (repairing the world).
Dov Ben-Shimon joined the United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey in the fall of 2015. Previously, Ben-Shimon served as an assistant executive vice president of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Before joining the Jewish nonprofit sector, Ben-Shimon worked in government in Israel. At 18, Ben-Shimon moved to Israel and conscripted to the IDF, serving as an air force rescue medic and infantry combat medic. Afterwards, he became an assistant spokesman to former Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, and the charge d’affaires at the Israeli Embassy in Luanda, Angola.
Institution Revenue: $28,285,466
Institution Total Expenses: $26,253,816
Institution Revenue: $30,149,952
Institution Total Expenses: $37,634,335
Underpaid by: 14%
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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
This story "Dov Ben-Shimon, Jewish Fed of MetroWest NJ Finances" was written by Forward Staff.