UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey

Location: Paramus, NJ

Category: Federation

Jason Shames

CEO & Executive VP

The UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey was established in 1908. Through its support of a wide array of programs, it aims to foster Jewish life, build a social safety net and strengthen the community’s relationship with Israel.

A Bronx native, Jason Shames has been the CEO and executive vice president of the UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey since 2011. Before his appointment as CEO, Shames served as chief development officer at the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington for three years, during which time he was responsible for overseeing the Federation’s fundraising efforts. Prior to that, he was professionally involved with the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County for seven years.


Institution Total Expenses: $12,209,067

Employees: 77

Salary: $225,144

Underpaid by: 26%


Institution Total Expenses: $12,094,171

Employees: 80

Salary: $230,3239


Institution Total Expenses: $12,370,680

Salary: $248,4009


Salary: $274,1179


Salary: $257,500

  • 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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