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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

Rank

Executive

Organization

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

1

Marvin Hier

Simon Wiesenthal Center

$818,148

2

David M. Schizer

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

$735,181 1

3

Howard Kohr

American Israel Public Affairs Committee

$720,194

4

Ari Berman

Yeshiva University

$687,548 1

5

Alan Kadish

Touro College

$678,548

6

Marc Terrill

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore

$664,489

7

Gerrald Silverman

Jewish Federations of North America

$636,559

8

Barry Shrage

Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston

$634,572

9

Matthew Brooks

Republican Jewish Coalition

$632,950

10

Izzy Tapoohi

Birthright Israel Foundation

$609,0561

11

Steve Nasatir

Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metro Chicago

$564,955

12

Stephen Hoffman

Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland

$546,515

13

Jonathan Greenblatt

Anti-Defamation League

$545,441

14

David Harris

American Jewish Committee

$539,016

15

Eric Goldstein

UJA Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York

$530,000

17

Jacob Solomon

Greater Miami Jewish Federation

$519,436

18

Matthew Levin

Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County

$507,430

19

Eric Fingerhut

Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life

$495,307

20

Gil Preuss

Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

$487,4501

21

Jeremy Fingerman

Foundation for Jewish Camp

$460,501

22

Josh Block

The Israel Project

$460,160

23

Ron Leibowitz

Brandeis University

$457,6491

24

Malcolm Hoenlein

Conference of Presidents Of Major Jewish Organizations

$452,693

25

Daniel Grossman

Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco

$449,7502

26

Morton Klein

Zionist Organization of America

$448,063

27

Doron Krakow

Jewish Community Centers Association of North America

$445,0002

28

Russell Robinson

Jewish National Fund

$435,011

29

Naomi Adler

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

$432,199

30

Janice Weinman

Hadassah

$409,818

31

Daniel Mariaschin

B’nai Brith International

$405,708

32

Jeffrey Finkelstein

United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh

$351,7981

33

Dov Ben-Shimon

United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey

$352,236

34

Robert Bank

American Jewish World Service

$330,000

35

David N. Myers

Center for Jewish History

$325,0002

36

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

$323,065

37

Mark Hetfield

HIAS

$316,455

38

Michael Makovsky

Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs

$315,0003

39

Brad Hirshfield

CLAL (National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership)

$309,7343

40

Eric Robbins

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta

$308,5781

41

Irwin Kula

CLAL (National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership)

$289,9843

42

Nancy K. Kaufman

National Council of Jewish Women

$259,644

43

Jeremy Ben-Ami

J Street

$259,203

44

Roz Rothstein

Stand With Us

$246,127

45

Jeffrey Cooper

ORT America

$235,0001

46

Stosh Cotler

Bend The Arc

$233,579

47

Debra DeLee

Americans for Peace Now

$228,866

48

Rachel Fishman-Feddersen

Forward Association

$227,2522

49

David Zweibel

Agudath Israel of America

$220,058

50

Robert Wexler

American Jewish University

$219,640

51

Ami Eden

70 Faces Media

$214,624

52

Ann Toback

Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring

$210,109

53

David Bernstein

Jewish Council for Public Affairs

$205,160

54

Nigel Savage

Hazon

$202,811

55

Idit Klein

Keshet

$153,462

56

Shoham Nicolet

Israeli-American Council

$135,6723

Mark Dratch

Rabbinical Council of America

N/A

Allen fa*gin

Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations

N/A

Aaron Panken

Hebrew Union College

N/A

Arnold Eisen

Jewish Theological Seminary

N/A

Steve Wernick

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

N/A

Jonah Pesner

Religious Action Center

N/A

Mark Volk

National Council of Young Israel

N/A

Dovid Nojowitz

Torah U’Mesorah

N/A

Rick Jacobs

Union for Reform Judaism

N/A

Julie Schonfeld

Rabbinical Assembly

N/A

Deborah Waxman

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

N/A

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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