Middle-aged men still rule US Jewish groups

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The typical leader of a Jewish organization in the US is male, middle-aged and earns hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, according to a survey published by The Forward on Friday.

Yeshiva University President Richard Joel topped the list of earners in the Jewish sphere, making $848,176, followed by Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center at $721,714 and Stephen Hoffman, the president of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, who took home $644,518.

The male-female ratio remained tilted toward the former, with men making up 88 percent of the top leadership.

The highest-paid woman was Jennifer Gorovitz, CEO of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, who earns $305,000 – considerably less than males in similar positions.

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