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Salary Survey 2017: Irwin Kula Of CLAL (National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership

CLAL (National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership

Location: New York, NY

Category: Religion or Education

Irwin Kula


The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership is a think tank, resource center, and interdenominational leadership training institute. Its aims include making Jewish perspectives accessible to the American public through initiatives such as Rabbis Without Borders, and deepening Jewish knowledge and identity through seminars and consultation services. Located in New York City, the Center was founded in 1974. CLAL was unable to disclose their 2016 information before the time of publishing.

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The co-president of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, Rabbi Irwin Kula is a media spokesperson for Judaism in modern life. He co-hosts a radio show together with Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, and produced his own TV series in 2003. He received his master’s and rabbinical ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary.


Institution Revenue: $4,329,047 23

Institution Total Expenses: $3,268,33223

Employees: 1523

Salary: $289,98423


Institution Revenue: $3,137,947

Institution Total Expenses: $3,337,595

Employees: 15

Salary: $281,455

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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