Jewish Community Centers Association of North America

Location: New York, NY

Category: Advocacy or Public Service

Allan Finkelstein

President & CEO

The Jewish Community Centers Association of North America is an umbrella organization of Jewish recreational centers and social and cultural programs. It includes more than 350 Jewish Community Centers, Young Men’s-Women’s Hebrew Associations, and campsites. The movement began with the establishment of the first Young Men’s Hebrew Association in Baltimore in 1854, with a mission of providing Jewish immigrants to the United States with services and cultural centers. Throughout the late 19th century and 20th century, YMHAs were critical in supporting immigrants in adapting to their new homes.

Allan Finkelstein is presently president and CEO of the Jewish Community Centers Association of North America. Finkelstein has occasionally spoken about issues facing the Jewish community and the Jewish American community’s relationship to Israel. As CEO of the JCC Association of North America, he represents the organization and works directly with the planning and management of a number of centers.


Institution Total Expenses: $12,573,711

Employees: 64

Salary: $481,437

Overpaid by: 57%


Institution Total Expenses: $12,966,224

Employees: 66

Salary: $468,239


Institution Total Expenses: $11,967,536

Salary: $456,014


Salary: $457,356


Salary: $457,3147

  • 1Interim head of organization
  • 2Data from 2012
  • 3Data from 2011
  • 4Data from 2010
  • 5Data from 2009
  • 6Data from 2008
  • 7Data from 2007
  • 8Includes payment from SWC Museum Corp.
  • 9Predecessor's salary
  • 10Partial year
  • 11Not a 501(c)3
  • 12Annualized
  • 13Position currently vacant
  • 14As per Form 990, JNF declined to comment
  • 15Base salary
  • 16Data from president-elect period
  • 172010 Employees
  • 18Legally exempt from public disclosure of salary
  • 19Highest paid professional, not CEO
  • 20Paid from two related organizations
  • 21Data from 2013
  • 22Data from 2014
  • 23Data from 2015
  • 24Includes a one-time honorarium of $55,000
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