The Center for Jewish History

Location: New York, NY

Category: Advocacy or Public Service

Michael Glickman


The Center for Jewish History is a library, museum and research institute with a focus on Jewish history. The Center hosts the collections of five partner organizations: the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The Center, which opened in Manhattan’s Union Square in 2000, houses over 500,000 volumes and 100 million documents related to Jewish history. Its staff works to preserve its collections and showcases them through exhibitions, speaking events, and performances.

Michael Glickman is the CEO of the Center for Jewish History. He joined the Center as a fundraiser for the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and was tapped to lead the Center in 2005. Glickman previously held posts at a governmental agency and at a private university.


Institution Total Expenses: $7,695,128

Employees: 69

Salary: $219,890

Underpaid by: 21%


Institution Total Expenses: $6,796,203

Employees: 70

Salary: $143,360


Institution Total Expenses: $6,796,203

Salary: $143,360


Salary: $135,000

  • 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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