A major aspect of Jewish power is the legendary political activism of the Jewish community. American Jews have created a cohesive hierarchy of secular ethnic organizations (defense orgs, advocacy orgs, disciplinary orgs) to advance their interests. They were the pioneers of identity politics:
– B’nai B’rith International was founded in 1843.
– The Zionist Organization of America was founded in 1897.
– The American Jewish Committee was founded in 1906.
– The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913.
– The American Jewish Congress was founded in 1918.
– AIPAC was founded in the 1950’s.
– The Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations was founded in 1956.
– The Simon Wiesenthal Center was founded in 1977.
Currently, there are 52 Jewish organizations under the Conference of Presidents umbrella, but these are only a fraction of the Jewish orgs out there. These groups engage in a wide variety of activities: fighting “anti-Semitism,” anti-revisionism, lobbying Congress, defending Israel, assisting immigrants, religious services, promoting “civil rights” and “human rights,” Holocaust education, “diversity training,” coordinating Jewish student life on college campuses, etc.
In addition to the explicitly Jewish organizations, Jews have been prominently involved in the formation and financing of a number of other crypto groups. For our purposes, the three most important of these are the NAACP (1909), the ACLU (1917), and the SPLC (1971). The NAACP was instrumental in demolishing Jim Crow in the federal courts. The ACLU has fought to eliminate Christianity in the public sphere. The SPLC engages in ritual shaming and works to disrupt and bankrupt pro-White organizations.
What are the net assets and total income of these organizations? I’ve excluded all the religious groups.
Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations
The voice of organized American Jewry
To stop the defamation of the Jewish people . . .
American Jewish Committee
Global Jewish advocacy
Simon Wiesenthal Center
Dedicated to repairing the world one step at a time
Jewish Women International
Safe homes. Healthy relationships. Strong women.
Public Benefit : Advocacy and Civil Rights
American Jewish Congress
Defending Jewish interests at home and abroad through public policy advocacy
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
Rescue, reunion and resettlement
Zionist Organization of America
Fighting for the Jewish people and the Land of Israel
American Israel Education Foundation
Furthering understanding of the United States/Israel relations
B’nai B’rith International
The global voice of the Jewish community
Think Israel, think NA’AMAT
Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America
Devoted to Judaism, Zionism, and American ideals
National Council of Jewish Women
A faith in the future. A belief in action.
Public Benefit : Advocacy and Civil Rights
Jewish National Fund
For Israel forever
Southern Poverty Law Center
Advocating for justice and equality
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
Touching lives, transforming communities
Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor
Celebrate Jewish life
Jewish Foundation for the Righteous
Searching out and recognizing goodness
Center for Jewish History
Fostering the creation and dissemination of Jewish knowledge
Americans for Peace Now
Secure the dream
Building Israel. One Child at a Time
Bnai Zion Foundation
One hundred years of making a difference
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America
Promoting accurate and balanced coverage of Israel and the Middle East
Emunah of America
Caring for a Nation
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
Supporting the young men and women soldiers of Israel
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
The largest Jewish campus organization in the world
Hillel at Ohio State University
Bringing fresh ideas and new visions to Jewish campus life
Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore
Jewish Community Centers Association
Inspiring Jewish journeys
Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York
Preparing the Jewish future
National Conference on Soviet Jewry
Advocating on behalf of Jews in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States and Eurasia
Organization for rehabilitation through training
The following Jewish organizations were either excluded (religious organizations) or don’t have statistics available at Charity Navigator:
Ameinu, Jewish Labor Committee, American Friends of Likud, Federation of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, American Israel Friendship League, AIPAC, American Sephardi Federation, American Zionist Movement, Central Conference of American Rabbis, Development Corporation for Israel, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, JINSA, Jewish Labor Committee, Jewish Reconstructionist Federation, Jewish War Veterans of the USA, MECAZ USA, National Council of Young Israel, Rabbinical Assembly, Rabbinical Council of America, Religious Zionists of America, Union for Reform Judaism, Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, United Jewish Communities, WIZO, Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, Women of Reform Judaism, Workmen’s Circle, World ORT, World Zionist Executive.