In all events, I'm sure that the Joint and American philanthropists will become aware that consorting with the IFCJ always and ultimately comes with a price. An organization called "Ministry Watch" did an analysis in 2013:
Could it really be true that Eckstein's compensation in 2012 "amounted to over $1.2 million?" I guess that it's possible under a comparative compensation argument that goes something like this: "If Jerry Silverman could earn $765,000, what's so bad about Yechiel stuffing his pockets to the tune of $1,200,000?" Or, as we've noted before, the old Babe Ruth story: when asked whether he felt badly that he earned more than the President of the United States, he answered: "Why? I had a better year." If the numbers are true, his IFCJ has 1 million donors -- our entire federation system -- a little over 300,000 (+/-).
Shame on him, but shame on us. Oh, I forgot, neither Eckstein nor our leadership have any shame when it comes to compensation.
* Does JDC care where its money comes from? No more than most non-profits.
** It will be hard to believe but this Post was written over one month ago and merely scheduled for publication today.