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Fellow in Temple Administration

The Fellow in Temple Administration (FTA) certification demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of professional skills and professional growth in our field.

In recognition of this critical and unique role in the life of the congregation, the National Association for Temple Administration (NATA), the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), and the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) have established the Fellow in Temple Administration (FTA) certification, the standard of knowledge and experience which is the recognized credential for those who wish to demonstrate their competency and expertise as synagogue Executive Directors/Administrators.

To achieve FTA status, members must complete the requirements for Senior Status AND:

  • complete the Jewish Studies courses: Liturgy, Ceremonies & Holidays, and History of Reform Judaism
  • demonstrate basic Hebrew reading fluency, and
  • submit a final Thesis or Project.
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