How Much Do Top Jewish Non-Profit Leaders Make? We Have The Answers. (2024)


How Much Do Top Jewish Non-Profit Leaders Make? We Have The Answers. (1)

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By Steven DavidsonDecember 11, 2017

It is the season of giving, and many Jewish not-for-profit organizations are receiving financial assistance from benefactors like you. To provide a better accounting of where your donation money may be going, we present to you the Forward’s eighth salary survey. Below, you will find the reportable compensation information about the executives of the largest Jewish national not-for-profit organizations in America. You can click on the name of each organization’s executive for more information.

After crunching the numbers, we have found recurring trends. Since our last salary survey, the gender gap at Jewish non-profits has only widened and a few non-profit executives are receiving extraordinary payouts. You can read further about our methodology in collecting and compiling this financial data here.

As our editor-in-chief Jane Eisner said in 2015, “If you are a volunteer at one of these organizations, a client, a donor, an employer or an employee — you deserve this information.”

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Who Earns What




2016 Salary (1predecessor’s salary | 22017 figure | 32015 figure)


Marvin Hier

Simon Wiesenthal Center



David M. Schizer

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

$735,181 1


Howard Kohr

American Israel Public Affairs Committee



Ari Berman

Yeshiva University

$687,548 1


Alan Kadish

Touro College



Marc Terrill

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore



Gerrald Silverman

Jewish Federations of North America



Barry Shrage

Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston



Matthew Brooks

Republican Jewish Coalition



Izzy Tapoohi

Birthright Israel Foundation



Steve Nasatir

Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metro Chicago



Stephen Hoffman

Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland



Jonathan Greenblatt

Anti-Defamation League



David Harris

American Jewish Committee



Eric Goldstein

UJA Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York



Jacob Solomon

Greater Miami Jewish Federation



Matthew Levin

Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County



Eric Fingerhut

Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life



Gil Preuss

Jewish Federation of Greater Washington



Jeremy Fingerman

Foundation for Jewish Camp



Josh Block

The Israel Project



Ron Leibowitz

Brandeis University



Malcolm Hoenlein

Conference of Presidents Of Major Jewish Organizations



Daniel Grossman

Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco



Morton Klein

Zionist Organization of America



Doron Krakow

Jewish Community Centers Association of North America



Russell Robinson

Jewish National Fund



Naomi Adler

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia



Janice Weinman




Daniel Mariaschin

B’nai Brith International



Jeffrey Finkelstein

United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh



Dov Ben-Shimon

United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey



Robert Bank

American Jewish World Service



David N. Myers

Center for Jewish History



Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit



Mark Hetfield




Michael Makovsky

Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs



Brad Hirshfield

CLAL (National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership)



Eric Robbins

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta



Irwin Kula

CLAL (National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership)



Nancy K. Kaufman

National Council of Jewish Women



Jeremy Ben-Ami

J Street



Roz Rothstein

Stand With Us



Jeffrey Cooper

ORT America



Stosh Cotler

Bend The Arc



Debra DeLee

Americans for Peace Now



Rachel Fishman-Feddersen

Forward Association



David Zweibel

Agudath Israel of America



Robert Wexler

American Jewish University



Ami Eden

70 Faces Media



Ann Toback

Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring



David Bernstein

Jewish Council for Public Affairs



Nigel Savage




Idit Klein




Shoham Nicolet

Israeli-American Council


Mark Dratch

Rabbinical Council of America


Allen fa*gin

Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations


Aaron Panken

Hebrew Union College


Arnold Eisen

Jewish Theological Seminary


Steve Wernick

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism


Jonah Pesner

Religious Action Center


Mark Volk

National Council of Young Israel


Dovid Nojowitz

Torah U’Mesorah


Rick Jacobs

Union for Reform Judaism


Julie Schonfeld

Rabbinical Assembly


Deborah Waxman

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College


You can check out these figures in their subcategories in our tables below:

  • Public Service and Advocacy

  • Jewish Federations

  • Education and Religion

For a deeper analysis of the gender gap evident in this data, see here.

For reporting on some of the highest earners at Jewish not-for-profit organizations, see here.

For a breakdown of our methodology, see here.

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