Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring

Location: New York, NY

Category: Advocacy or Public Service

Ann Toback

Executive Director

The Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring seeks to create Jewish learning communities committed to social justice and Jewish cultural heritage. Founded in 1900, the Workmen’s Circle organized low-paid Eastern European immigrants around secular Yiddish culture and ideals of social and economic justice. Today, the Workmen’s Circle operates schools and Jewish learning centers across America, in addition to running a summer camp and retreat center. The Workmen’s Circle’s institutions expose students and their families to Yiddish and Yiddish culture, and provide educational programming about social justice.

Ann Toback joined the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring as executive director in 2009. She previously served as a labor leader of the Writers Guild of America, East, which she led in a successful 2008 strike in New York City. Toback’s publishing background includes editorial positions at Oxford University Press and Scribner’s. A graduate of Boston University Law School, Toback also worked as an associate at Rosenberg and Shapiro.

2014

Institution Revenue: $2,327,067

Institution Total Expenses: $2,845,969

Employees: 21

Salary: $201,062

Underpaid by: 20%

2013

Institution Revenue: $50,783,718

Institution Total Expenses: $2,862,984

Employees: 23

Salary: $187,014

2012

Institution Total Expenses: $2,219,8123

Employees: 253

Salary: $185,712

Underpaid by: 13%

2011

Institution Total Expenses: $2,434,3494

Employees: 344

Salary: $185,7122

2010

Institution Total Expenses: $8,285,866

Salary: $191,2402

2009

Salary: $170,0004

2008

Salary: $170,0005

  • 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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