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Salary Survey 2017: Robert Wexler Of American Jewish University

American Jewish University

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Category: Religion or Education

Robert Wexler


American Jewish University, a nondenominational educational institution, was founded when the University of Judaism and the Brandeis-Bardin Institute in Los Angeles merged in 2007. It has two campuses and is comprised of small, liberal arts-focused undergraduate and graduate programs. It also includes a center for continuing education, which offers courses in fine arts, languages, social services and other subjects.

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Rabbi Robert Wexler has been the president of the American Jewish University since 1992, and negotiated the merger between the University of Judaism and the Brandeis-Bardin Institute in Los Angeles in 2007. He launched the University’s Ziegler School for Rabbinic studies, and started a training program for administrators of organizations in the African-American, Latino and Asian communities. Wexler holds a master’s from the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he was also ordained. While in rabbinical school, Wexler also earned his M.B.A. degree from Baruch College in New York City and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from UCLA in the Department of Near Eastern Languages.


Institution Revenue: $21,899,816

Institution Total Expenses: $26,415,998

Employees: 646

Salary: $219,640


Institution Revenue: $25,976,688

Institution Total Expenses: $25,513,395

Employees: 676

Salary: $212,007

Underpaid by: 44%

For information on previous years, see here.

For information on other Jewish nonprofits, see here.

For information on other Jewish religious and education leaders, 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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