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Membership Information

Eligibility

NATA offers several membership categories. Your role within your congregation or community determines the category for which you are eligible. Although NATA is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), membership is open to synagogue professionals of any affiliation.

Any person employed by a synagogue as the senior administrative professional - Executive Director, Administrator, or equivalent - is eligible for regular membership.

Annual dues are based on member's salary. To determine your dues, see the Membership Application.

Any person employed by a synagogue in an operational capacity, but is not the senior administration professional, is eligible for associate membership.

Any senior administrative professional whose employment is related to Jewish communal organizations such as URJ affiliates or Jewish Community Centers, and is unrelated to synagogue management.

Any person who is a regular member of the North American Association of Synagogue Executives (NAASE) is eligible for a courtesy access to NATA resources at no cost. Membership in NAASE will be verified before NATA access is granted or renewed.

Any person who has been a regular NATA member for five years before retiring or leaving the field is eligible for alumni membership.


Note: If you are a current or returning member and want to move to alumni status, please contact the NATA Office, do not complete the new member application form.

Benefits at a Glance

Joining NATA is a positive step in the advancement of your career!

Regular members of NATA are entitled to the full range of benefits NATA offers. Members eligible to join NATA at another level enjoy a combination of member benefits for each category as noted below.

Regular

$285-$1,690 annually
  • Live Webinars
  • Access to Recorded Webinars
  • Searchable Member Directory
  • Affinity Groups
  • Online Forum & Resources
  • Access to The Tent
  • Monthly Open Forum Discussions
  • Committee Participation
  • Fellow in Temple Administration (FTA)
  • Leadership Eligibility
  • Award Eligibility
  • NATA Institute - Eligibility
  • NATA Institute - Discount
  • Discount on Conference Registration
  • Eligibility for Conference Scholarship
  • Mentoring Program
  • Voting Rights
  • Reform Pension Board (RPB) Eligibility

Associate

$285 annually
  • Live Webinars
  • Access to Recorded Webinars
  • Searchable Member Directory
  • Affinity Groups
  • Online Forum & Resources
  • Access to The Tent
  • Monthly Open Forum Discussions
  • Committee Participation
  • Fellow in Temple Administration (FTA)
  • Leadership Eligibility
  • Award Eligibility
  • NATA Institute - Eligibility
  • NATA Institute - Discount
  • Discount on Conference Registration
  • Eligibility for Conference Scholarship
  • Mentoring Program
  • Voting Rights
  • Reform Pension Board (RPB) Eligibility

Affiliate

$285 annually
  • Live Webinars
  • Access to Recorded Webinars
  • Searchable Member Directory
  • Affinity Groups
  • Online Forum & Resources
  • Access to The Tent
  • Monthly Open Forum Discussions
  • Committee Participation
  • Fellow in Temple Administration (FTA)
  • Leadership Eligibility
  • Award Eligibility
  • NATA Institute - Eligibility
  • NATA Institute - Discount
  • Discount on Conference Registration
  • Eligibility for Conference Scholarship
  • Mentoring Program
  • Voting Rights
  • Reform Pension Board (RPB) Eligibility

Alumni

$40 annually
  • Live Webinars
  • Access to Recorded Webinars
  • Searchable Member
    Directory
  • Affinity Groups
  • Online Forum & Resources
  • Access to The Tent
  • Monthly Open Forum Discussions
  • Committee Participation
  • Fellow in Temple Administration
  • Leadership Eligibility
  • Award Eligibility
  • NATA Institute - Eligibility
  • NATA Institute - Discount
  • Discount on Conference Registration
  • Eligibility for Conference Scholarship
  • Mentoring Program
  • Voting Rights
  • Reform Pension Board (RPB) Eligibility

NAASE

$0 courtesy access
  • Live Webinars
  • Access to Recorded Webinars
  • Searchable Member Directory
  • Affinity Groups
  • Online Forum & Resources
  • Access to The Tent
  • Monthly Open Forum Discussions
  • Committee Participation
  • Fellow in Temple Administration (FTA)
  • Leadership Eligibility
  • Award Eligibility
  • NATA Institute - Eligibility
  • NATA Institute - Discount
  • Discount on Conference Registration
  • Eligibility for Conference Scholarship
  • Mentoring Program
  • Voting Rights
  • Reform Pension Board (RPB) Eligibility

Still Have Questions? Learn More About NATA Member Benefits.

Webinars

NATA regularly offers webinars on a wide range of topics relevant to synagogue management and records the presentations for future on-demand viewing by members.

Institute

The NATA Institute is a week-long intensive educational program for members seeking to master the core competencies of temple administration and achieve Senior member status.

Certification

The Fellow in Temple Administration (FTA) is a recognized credential established by NATA for those who wish to distinguish themselves as experts in the field of synagogue management.

Peer Support

Mentoring, online communities, monthly video forums, and one-to-one support are examples of the many ways NATA members learn from and support each other throughout the year.

Leadership

NATA is a volunteer-lead organization, which offers ample opportunity for members to connect on a deeper level while developing leadership skills through committees and board service.

Conferences

Our members look forward to the NATA Annual Conference all year. Peer connections, inspiring speakers, recognition awards, and sharing ideas for the futureĀ  are just a few highlights to look forward to.

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