Accountability

THE FIVE MOST OVERPAID JEWISH LEADERS

The five “most overpaid” Jewish leaders in the United States, according to Dr. Abraham Wyner of The Wharton School (U of Pennsylvania) — based on his comparison of their annual salaries to the size and budget of the organizations they head — are:

* Matthew Brooks, Republican Jewish Coalition: $591,105 (118% overpaid)

* Marvin Hier, Simon Wiesenthal Center: $784,155 (103% overpaid)

* Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents: $422,041(94% overpaid)

* Stephen Hoffman, Jewish Federation of Cleveland: $801,581 (67% overpaid)

* Morton Klein, Zionist Organization of America: $440,440 (53% overpaid)

Read more at: http://forward.com/news/325847/salary-survey-2015/

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Y.U. PRESIDENT TAKES $1.6 MILLION BONUS

Despite Yeshiva University’s severe financial crisis, YU president Richard Joel last year took a “deferred compensation payment” of $1.6-million. in addition to his annual salary of $738,180, The Forward reported in November. According to the report, Joel was due to receive the extra payment in 2013, but “voluntarily requested” to defer it and announced at that time that he would take a $100,000 salary reduction, because of YU’s financial problems. Less than a year later, Joel went ahead and quietly took the payment, even though the university’s finances “continued to crumble,” The Forward reported. “When asked what criteria were set for Joel to receive the deferred compensation payout, a YU spokesman told The Forward, ‘It’s our policy not to disclose those details.'” Read more at: http://forward.com/news/325050/richard-joel-gets-16m-windfall-amid-deep-yeshiva-fiscal-crisis/