Making Jewish Paychecks Fair

By Jill Jacobs

Forward Association, December 1, 2010

Just a week before the Paycheck Fairness Act died in the U.S. Senate, we learned that female Jewish communal professionals are paid, on average, $28,000 less than men working in the field, according to data from a new study by the Jewish Communal Service Association and the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner. When the data is adjusted for job responsibilities, education, age, experience and hours worked, women still earn $20,000 less than men at the same levels. Since the release of the study, there has been the requisite hand-wringing from Jewish communal professionals and lay leaders about the need to promote women’s leadership. But changing the balance of male and female leadership will take nothing less than a sea change in the professional culture of the Jewish community. Here are a few suggestions about how to bring about this change.

Topic: Professionalism, Gender, Salary, Workplace, Employment, Jewish Organizations, Women, Study, Jobs, Compensation

Name of Publication: Jewish Daily Forward

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Jacobs, Jill. Making Jewish Paychecks Fair. Jewish Daily Forward. Forward Association. 1 December 2010: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7964


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