Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Shoah Business Is Big Business: U.S. Holocaust Museum Earned $16.6 Million In Profit In FY2006, According To Charity Navigator Website

Shoah business is not only big business in the United States, but it's a lucrative racket as well. And the cash registers are literally bulging with shekels.

Looking for some completely different information on a Google search, I accidentally stumbled upon the Charity Navigator website, which provides baseline financial information on a multitude of charities. Once I saw a sampling of the charities, I wondered if holocaust museums might be included. And sure enough, when I checked the register under the letter "U", I found an entry for the United States Holocaust Museum. Here are the pertinent facts:

Total Revenue: $89,813,048
Total Functional Expenses: $73,234,697
Profits: $16,578,351
Net Assets: $313,350,630
Director/Compensation: Sara Bloomfield, $409,543

Yet, by comparison, this is just chump change compared to the financial harvest reaped by another Jewish charity, United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey. Look at the numbers for this baby:

Total Revenue: $83,988,566
Total Functional Expenses: $50,694,918
Profits: $33,293,648
Net Assets: $223,484,968
Director/Compensation: Max L. Kleinman, $321,853

And what a "baby". To quote my favorite state lawmaker, Utah's Chris Buttars (R-West Jordan), "This baby is black, I'll tell you. This is a dark and ugly thing."

Time and space preclude listing the same information for every other Jewish charity. So what I've done is to cut and paste the links to many obviously Jewish charities directly from the Charity Navigator website. Just click on the name of the desired organization below, and its summary will appear. Note: This looks like a bigger project than I first thought. This is only a partial list so far. If the charity you're interested in doesn't appear below, click on the A - Z Directory , or click on Advanced Search .

The Abraham Fund Initiatives - NY
Abraham Joshua Heschel School -
Agency for Jewish Education of San Diego County - CA
Agudath Israel of America - NY
Akiba Hebrew Academy - PA
ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal - PA
Alexander Muss Institute for Israel Education - NY
Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado - CO
America-Israel Cultural Foundation - NY
America-Israel Friendship League - NY
American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center In Jerusalem - NY
The American Committee for the Tel Aviv Foundation - NY
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science - NY
American Friends of Ateret Cohanim - NY
American Friends of I.D.C. - NY
American Friends of Kiryat Chinuch Labonim - NY
American Friends of Livnot U'Lehibanot - FL
American Friends of Magen David Adom - NY
American Friends of Mercaz HaTorah - IL
American Friends of Migdal Ohr - NY
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam - CA
American Friends of Neveh Zion - NY
American Friends of Nishmat - NY
American Friends of Ponevez Yeshiva in Israel - NY
American Friends of Shalva - NY
American Friends of Tzohar - NY
American Friends of Yad Eliezer - NY
American Friends of Yeshivas Toras Moshe - NY
American Friends of Yeshivot Bnei Akiva - NY
American Friends of the Ghetto Fighters' Museum - NJ
American Friends of the Hebrew University - NY
American Friends of the Israel Democracy Institute - GA
American Friends of the Israel Museum - NY
American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra - NY
American Friends of the Open University of Israel - NY
American Friends of the Shalom Hartman Institute - NY
American Friends of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art - NY
American Friends of the Yitzhak Rabin Center for the Study of Israel - NY
American Israel Education Foundation - DC
The American Jewish Committee - NY
American Jewish Congress - NY
American Jewish Historical Society - NY
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee - NY
American Jewish World Service - NY
American Society for Yad Vashem - NY
American Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel - NY
Anti-Defamation League - NY
Associated Beth Rivkah Schools - NY
Florida Holocaust Museum - FL
Holocaist Museum Houston - TX
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust - NY
Simon Wiesenthal Center (Museum of Tolerance) - CA
Jerusalem Fellowships - NY
The Jerusalem Foundation - NY
The Jerusalem Fund of Aish HaTorah - NY
Jewish Campus Life Fund - NY
Jewish Center for Community Services - CT
Jewish Communal Fund - NY
Jewish Community Association of Austin - TX
Jewish Community Center in Manhattan - NY
Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester - NY
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington - MD
Jewish Community Center of Mid-Westchester - NY
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco - CA
Jewish Community Centers of Chicago - IL
Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland - OH
Jewish Community Federation of Greater Rochester - NY
Jewish Community Federation of Louisville - KY
Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties - CA
Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego - CA
The Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle - WA
Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta - GA
Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles - CA
Jewish Family and Children's Services - CA
Jewish Federation of Broward County - FL
Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey - NJ
Jewish Federation of Cincinnati - OH
Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut - CT
Jewish Federation of El Paso - TX
Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo - NY
Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas - TX
Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton - OH
Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines - IA
Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford - CT
Jewish Federation of Greater Houston - TX
Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis - IN
Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City - KS
Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles - CA
Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County - NJ
Jewish Federation of Greater Monmouth County - NJ
Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven - CT
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia - PA
Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix - AZ
Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara - CA
Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle - WA
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington - MD
Jewish Federation of Las Vegas - NV
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit - MI
Jewish Federation of Omaha - NE
Jewish Federation of Orange County - CA
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County - FL
Jewish Federation of Rhode Island - RI
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley - CA
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County - FL
Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona - AZ
Jewish Federation of St. Louis - MO
Jewish Federation of Washtenaw County - MI
Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys - CA
Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley - PA
Jewish Foundation for Group Homes - MD
Jewish Foundation for the Righteous - NY
Jewish Fund for Justice - NY
Jewish Guild for the Blind - NY
The Jewish Museum - NY
Jewish National Fund, United States - NY
Jewish Social Service Agency - MD
Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago - IL
Jewish Vocational Service - CA
Jewish Voice Ministries International - AZ
Jewish Women International - DC
UJA Federation of Greenwich - CT
UJA-Federation of New York - NY
UJA/Federation of Westport, Weston, Wilton and Norwalk - CT
Union of Councils for Jews in the Former Soviet Union - DC
United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey - NJ
United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien - CT
United Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York - NY
United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh - PA
United Jewish Federation of San Diego County - CA
United Jewish Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit - MI
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - DC


Anonymous said...

please stay in Alaska. You have too much time on your hands and spend it hating others - you're not alone - we're all there at times. Thanks for pointing out my shortcomings. Get a different hobby

Alex said...

I think, Friends of Efrat is the best Jewish charity around. It simultaneously achieves major religious and political aims. I found it here samsonblinded.org/blog/the-best-jewish-charity.htm and donated that same day which is sort of unusual for me.

Anonymous said...

I agree with anonymous. Find your self a nice woman, or guy if that is your gig, and find a new hobby. One can only go so long living with hate and ignorance. Find that little light in you, and let it shine. We are all part of the same human family.

Abe Bird said...

You're just a scum head... I don't take you seriously....