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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.

If you are employed by a synagogue as the senior administrative professional - Executive Director, Administrator, or equivalent - you are eligible for regular membership.

Other synagogue executives are also eligible for regular membership if you serve 2 or more executive functions. This includes assistant or associate directors. If you have questions about your qualifications for regular membership, feel free to reach out to the NATA office.

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

If you are employed by a synagogue and designated by the Executive Director or President as having one executive function, but are not the senior administration professional, you are eligible for associate membership.

If you have questions about your qualifications for associate level membership, feel free to reach out to the NATA office.

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

If you are a senior professional whose employment is related to Jewish communal administration and you are not employed by a synagogue, you are eligible for affiliate membership.

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.

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.

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
  • Voting Rights
  • Nominating Rights
  • Board Service Eligibility
  • Leadership Development Eligibility
  • Committee Chair Eligibility
  • Committee Participation
  • Financial Assistance for Dues
  • Conference Attendance
  • Conference Registration Discount
  • Conference Scholarship Eligibility
  • NATA Institute Attendance
  • NATA Institute Registration Fee Discount
  • Fellow in Temple Administration (FTA)
  • Senior Status Eligibility
  • Live Webinars
  • Access to Recorded Webinars
  • Participation in Affinity Groups
  • Searchable Member Directory
  • Listing in Member Directory
  • MemberHub Resources Access
  • NATAnet (Yammer) Network Access
  • Access to The (URJ) Tent
  • Reform Pension Board (RPB) Eligibility
  • Monthly Open Forum Discussions
  • Award Eligibility
  • Serve as a Mentor
  • Serve as an Onboarding Coach
  • Access to Mentorship
  • Access to an Onboarding Coach

Associate

$285-$1,268 annually
  • Voting Rights
  • Nominating Rights
  • Board Service Eligibility
  • Leadership Development Eligibility
  • Committee Chair Eligibility
  • Committee Participation
  • Financial Assistance for Dues
  • Conference Attendance
  • Conference Registration Discount
  • Conference Scholarship Eligibility
  • NATA Institute Attendance
  • NATA Institute Registration Fee Discount
  • Fellow in Temple Administration (FTA)
  • Senior Status Eligibility
  • Live Webinars
  • Access to Recorded Webinars
  • Participation in Affinity Groups
  • Searchable Member Directory
  • Listing in Member Directory
  • MemberHub Resources Access
  • NATAnet (Yammer) Network Access
  • Access to The (URJ) Tent
  • Reform Pension Board (RPB) Eligibility
  • Monthly Open Forum Discussions
  • Award Eligibility
  • Serve as a Mentor
  • Serve as an Onboarding Coach
  • Access to Mentorship
  • Access to an Onboarding Coach

Affiliate

$285 annually
  • Voting Rights
  • Nominating Rights
  • Board Service Eligibility
  • Leadership Development Eligibility
  • Committee Chair Eligibility
  • Committee Participation
  • Financial Assistance for Dues
  • Conference Attendance
  • Conference Registration Discount
  • Conference Scholarship Eligibility
  • NATA Institute Attendance
  • NATA Institute Registration Fee Discount
  • Fellow in Temple Administration (FTA)
  • Senior Status Eligibility
  • Live Webinars
  • Access to Recorded Webinars
  • Participation in Affinity Groups
  • Searchable Member Directory
  • Listing in Member Directory
  • MemberHub Resources Access
  • NATAnet (Yammer) Network Access
  • Access to The (URJ) Tent
  • Reform Pension Board (RPB) Eligibility
  • Monthly Open Forum Discussions
  • Award Eligibility
  • Serve as a Mentor
  • Serve as an Onboarding Coach
  • Access to Mentorship
  • Access to an Onboarding Coach

Alumni

$40 annually
  • Voting Rights
  • Nominating Rights
  • Board Service Eligibility
  • Leadership Development Eligibility
  • Committee Chair Eligibility
  • Committee Participation
  • Financial Assistance for Dues
  • Conference Attendance
  • Conference Registration Discount
  • Conference Scholarship Eligibility
  • NATA Institute Attendance
  • NATA Institute Registration Fee Discount
  • Fellow in Temple Administration (FTA)
  • Senior Status Eligibility
  • Live Webinars
  • Access to Recorded Webinars
  • Participation in Affinity Groups
  • Searchable Member Directory
  • Listing in Member Directory
  • MemberHub Resources Access
  • NATAnet (Yammer) Network Access
  • Access to The (URJ) Tent
  • Reform Pension Board (RPB) Eligibility
  • Monthly Open Forum Discussions
  • Award Eligibility
  • Serve as a Mentor
  • Serve as an Onboarding Coach
  • Access to Mentorship
  • Access to an Onboarding Coach

NAASE Opt-in

$0 courtesy access
  • Voting Rights
  • Nominating Rights
  • Board Service Eligibility
  • Leadership Development Eligibility
  • Committee Chair Eligibility
  • Committee Participation
  • Financial Assistance for Dues
  • Conference Attendance
  • Conference Registration Discount
  • Conference Scholarship Eligibility
  • NATA Institute Attendance
  • NATA Institute Registration Fee Discount
  • Fellow in Temple Administration (FTA)
  • Senior Status Eligibility
  • Live Webinars
  • Access to Recorded Webinars
  • Participation in Affinity Groups
  • Searchable Member Directory
  • Listing in Member Directory
  • MemberHub Resources Access
  • NATAnet (Yammer) Network Access
  • Access to The (URJ) Tent
  • Reform Pension Board (RPB) Eligibility
  • Monthly Open Forum Discussions
  • Award Eligibility
  • Serve as a Mentor
  • Serve as an Onboarding Coach
  • Access to Mentorship
  • Access to an Onboarding Coach

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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