United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey

Location: Whippany, NJ

Category: Federation

Dov Ben-Shimon


For the last 90 years, the United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey has promoted Jewish community building and served as a communal safety net, providing social services, emergency relief and educational programming to Jews locally and internationally. The largest philanthropy in New Jersey, the Federation’s activities are guided by the values of klal Yisrael (one Jewish people) and tikkun olam (repairing the world).

Dov Ben-Shimon joined the United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey in the fall of this year. Previously, Ben-Shimon served as an assistant executive vice president of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Before joining the Jewish nonprofit sector, Ben-Shimon worked in government in Israel. At 18, Ben-Shimon moved to Israel and conscripted to the IDF, serving as an air force rescue medic and infantry combat medic. Afterwards, he became an assistant spokesman to former Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, and the charge d’affaires at the Israeli Embassy in Luanda, Angola.


Institution Revenue: $30,149,952

Institution Total Expenses: $37,634,335

Employees: 178

Salary: $351,7989

Underpaid by: 14%


Institution Revenue: $35,305,689

Institution Total Expenses: $28,020,522

Employees: 181

Salary: $333,5149


Institution Total Expenses: $40,838,316

Employees: 130

Salary: $322,97620

Underpaid by: 17%


Institution Total Expenses: $25,639,154

Employees: 157

Salary: $307,604


Institution Total Expenses: $27,610,033

Salary: $318,3369


Salary: $314,5209


Salary: $248,548

  • 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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