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 Executive Directors/Administrators.
The earning of an FTA by a Temple Administrator or Executive Director is a major achievement. This achievement exhibits a dedication to the field of Temple Administration and synagogue life. It exhibits expertise in the field, and a detailed knowledge and familiarity with the subject of the thesis. Additionally, the Executive Director/Administrator who has earned their FTA has exhibited a commitment to continued education and professional growth.
More information about the FTA Program can be found here. We have also made available, for your perusal and use the FTA theses dating back to 1984.
For any questions, you may contact the Chair of the NATA FTA Committee:
Aliza Goland FTA
Temple Adat Elohim