NATA Ethics Code

Ethics Report

If you would like to report an ethics complaint, please fill out the following Ethics Form. The complaint will be directed confidentially to Abigail Goldberg Spiegel, FTA, Ethics Committee Chair.

Code of Ethics for Executive Directors and Administrators

Drafted December 2016 by the Ethics Task Force of the National Association for Temple Administration with adaptations from the CCAR, ACC and URJ ethics codes. Approved December 2016 by the NATA Board of Trustees.

As members and employees of the National Association for Temple Administration (NATA), we hold ourselves to the highest standards of personal and professional integrity, moral conscience, and social responsibility. This Code of Ethics is intended to provide a support mechanism that articulates the expectations and standards for ethical behavior for NATA members and staff and will provide the structures and processes necessary to implement and enforce the Code. We believe that delineating what is expected of us and identifying where ethical challenges may arise will strengthen us as individuals, and thereby strengthen our profession.

We pledge ourselves to be scrupulous in our adherence to this Code of Ethics, and to hold ourselves and our colleagues to the highest standards. At the same time, we seek to balance the principles of midat hadin (principle of justice) and midat harachamim (principle of compassion).

Follow this link to the Code of Ethics. This is a living document that will be regularly updated and revised in the light of experience, to guide our conduct in serving NATA and our organizations.