Location: New York, NY

Category: Advocacy or Public Service

Janice Weinman

Executive Director & CEO

Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is the largest Jewish volunteer organization in America, and supports health education and advocacy, strengthened connections with Israel, and research and education initiatives. Founded in 1912 by Henrietta Szold, a staunch supporter of the early Zionist movement, Hadassah began by providing medical support for Jewish settlement of Palestine and advancing Zionist ideals at home. Today, Hadassah claims 300,000 members and continues to support medical research, environmental protection and Jewish identity building.

In keeping with the organization’s tradition of female membership and leadership, Janice Weinman has served as executive director and CEO of Hadassah since June 2012. She previously sat as an inaugural board member of the Hadassah Foundation. Before her tenure at Hadassah as executive director and CEO, she worked as president of Kids in Distressed Situations, a charity that supports children suffering from illness, natural disaster and poverty. Before that, she served as vice president for external affairs of The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, executive director and CEO of the American Association of University Women and chairman of a number of university boards.


Institution Total Expenses: $33,357,1843

Employees: 2143

Salary: $410,000

Overpaid by: 10%


Institution Total Expenses: $33,357,184

Employees: 214

Salary: $410,0002


Institution Total Expenses: $30,071,153

Salary: $417,4662


Salary: $355,1286


Salary: $355,128

  • 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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