Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

The Jewish Community’s $20,000 Gender Gap

Study of communal professionals finds women trailing men,
even as they make up 70 percent of the field.

11/30/2010
Staff Writer

What is the cost, in dollar terms, of being a woman employed in a Jewish communal organization? $20,000. Annually.

That was perhaps the most talked-about finding from a recent survey of Jewish Communal Professionals in North America, which was commissioned by the Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA) and conducted by Steven M. Cohen of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner.

Underpaid Women Not Worrying About Intermarriage

Intermarriage is not the central focus of a new study about people working for American Jewish organizations.

Rather, the most dramatic finding (according to me) of the Jewish Communal Service Association of North America/Berman Policy Archives study can be summed up this way: Jewish women workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains!

Syndicate content