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December 16, 2014

17 Jewish Charity Heads Earn $500,000+, Gender Gap Persists

A survey of CEO pay at major Jewish nonprofits by The Jewish Daily Forward found that 17 executives received more than $500,000 in 2013 and that top posts remain overwhelmingly in the hands of men. Women led 11 of the 69 reviewed groups and earned on average 81 cents for every dollar paid to their male peers. The best-compensated executives last year were Frederick Lawrence ($878,572) and Richard Joel ($873,337), the presidents of Brandeis and Yeshiva universities, respectively.

[Editor's note: We have eliminated an incorrect fact that was published Monday. While the Forward said that Naomi Adler, head of Philadelphia's Jewish federation was the highest paid female leader, the salary cited was for her predecessor, Ira Schwartz, a spokesman says. Ms. Adler's pay will be made public soon, when the organization files its informational tax return with the Internal Revenue Service, the spokesman said.]