Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston

Location: Boston, MA

Category: Federation

Barry Shrage


Established in 1895, the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston serves the Boston Jewish community of over 200,000. In 2013, it merged with the Jewish Federation of the North Shore. In addition to supporting a wide scope of services and programs to Boston-area residents, the Federation also provides social programs to Haifa, with which it has held a sister-city relationship for over 20 years.

Since 1987, Barry Shrage has served as president of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston. He spearheaded the CJP Strategic Plan for the Boston Jewish community, which established partnerships with synagogues and the Federation’s longtime agency partners, as well as a Boston-based adult Jewish education program. Shrage graduated from the City College of New York and received a master’s in social work from Boston University.


Institution Total Expenses: $110,773,385

Employees: 164

Salary: $428,501

Underpaid by: 10%


Institution Total Expenses: $124,999,259

Employees: 157

Salary: $412,556


Institution Total Expenses: $100,295,525

Salary: $385,072


Salary: $433,301


Salary: $408,413

  • 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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