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The National Association for Temple Administration (NATA) is the professional organization for those who serve synagogues as executives, administrators, or managers. Founded in 1941 and affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), NATA has more than 500 members representing synagogues in the United States, Canada, Australia, and South Africa. Our continued purpose is to provide professional support and development while staying true to our Judaic principles of ethics and integrity. It is through this work that we ensure that synagogues, the cornerstone of our Jewish community, are led by dedicated individuals who are able to provide their congregations with strong, foundational, administrative leadership.

NATA prepares and inspires synagogue management professionals to serve and lead congregations with excellence by:

  • Enriching members' professional and personal development
  • Serving as the voice of synagogue management
  • Advancing and promoting the profession

To fully support its members, NATA offers:

  • Regular webinars and annual conferences featuring the latest information on management techniques concerning facilities, finance, fundraising, human resources, membership, office systems personnel, public relations, and security. 
  • A social networking tool to openly connect and engage with other NATA members. 
  • Bi-annual resident seminars which provide in-depth courses on topics related to all areas of synagogue administration, Judaic studies, and Hebrew instruction. 

NATA programs offer participants valuable opportunities for networking, fellowship, and professional growth.

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