The Center for Jewish History
Location: New York, NY
Category: Advocacy or Public Service
David N. Myers
President & CEO
The Center for Jewish History is a library, museum and research institute with a focus on Jewish history. The Center hosts the collections of five partner organizations: the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The Center, which opened in Manhattan’s Union Square in 2000, houses over 500,000 volumes and 100 million documents related to Jewish history. Its staff works to preserve its collections and showcases them through exhibitions, speaking events, and performances.
Recently named President and CEO of the Center for Jewish History, David N. Myers is also serving during the 2017-18 academic year as the inaugural director of the UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy. He served from 2010-15 as the Robert N. Burr Chair of the History Department. Prior to that, he served as Vice Chair for Academic Personnel in the History Department (2002-04). For ten years, Myers served as Director of the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies (1996-2000, 2004-09, 2010-11). Myers has served as a member of the board of the Association for Jewish Studies, as well as a teacher for the Wexner Heritage Foundation. He is also a member of the board of the New Israel Fund. Since 2002, Myers has served as co-editor of the Jewish Quarterly Review. An alumnus of Yale College (1982), Myers undertook graduate studies at Tel-Aviv and Harvard Universities before receiving his Ph.D with distinction in 1991 in Jewish History from Columbia University.
Institution Revenue: $10,517,256
Institution Total Expenses: $10,852,018
Institution Revenue: $7,815,090
Institution Total Expenses: $9,582,220
Underpaid by: 37%
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1 Interim head of organization
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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
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24 Includes a one-time honorarium of $55,000
25 Data from 2017