North American Regional Groups

From Zoom to in-person!

(DVASA on the left and BATA on the right)


There is a large network of regional and local groups throughout North America. If you're involved in synagogue administration, we highly recommend that you join a group. Executive directors and administrators meet regularly with colleagues from different sized congregations, often including all denominations in Judaism.

Each group operates autonomously and decides its own agenda and policies. Many groups hold monthly or quarterly meetings. Local groups host speakers on relevant topics, have timely discussions, opportunities to share, and discuss important topics. We invite you to find a convenient local group and contact the representative noted below and find out the schedule of activities for the coming year.

STEP 1: Search for the active groups throughout North America. 


Atlanta (SEDAR)
California North (BATA)
California South (PATA)
Canada West  (Pacific Northwest)
Canada East (Toronto)
Chicago (CASA)
Cleveland (CASTA)
Colorado (MATSA)
Connecticut (SATES)
D.C. (MATSAA Seaboard Region)
Florida South (FASTA)
Maryland (MATSAA Seaboard Region)
Massachusetts (MATSA)
New Jersey (Garden State Network for Synagogue Executives - GANSE)
New York (Long Island)
New York (Manhattan)
New York (Westchester County)
Oregon, Washington & Canada (Northwest Temple Administrators)
Pennsylvania and New Jersey (Delaware Valley Assoc. of Synagogue Administration –
Pittsburgh (PASTE)
Virginia (MATSAA Seaboard Region)

STEP 2: Make contact!

Scroll down to get contact information for each group. If you would like more information about Regional Groups or if you would like to establish a group in your area that is not currently served, please contact the NATA office


Nancy Drapin
Temple Kol Ami
15030 N. 64th Street
Scottsdale, AZ  85254
(480) 951-9660 

BATA – Northern California (Bay Area Temple Administrators)

Gordon Gladstone
Congregation Sherith Israel
2266 California Street
San Francisco, CA  94115
(415) 346-1720 

CASA – Chicago (Chicago Association of Synagogue Administrators)

Jeremy Perlin
Temple Sholom of Chicago
3480 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL  60657
(773) 435-1537

CASTA – Cleveland (Cleveland Area Synagogue & Temple Administrators)

Renee Higer
Temple Emanu El
4545 Brainard Road
Orange Village, OH 44022
(216) 454-1209

DVASA – Pennsylvania and New Jersey (Pennsylvania/New Jersey)

Brian Rissinger
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA  19027
(215) 887-8700

FASTA – South Florida (Florida Assoc. of Synagogue and Temple Administrators)

Dvir Weiss
Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El
8200 Peters Road
Plantation, FL  33324
(954) 472-1988

GANSE – New Jersey (Garden State Network for Synagogue Executives)

Michelle Malkin
Temple Ner Tamid
936 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ  07003
(973) 338-1500

MATSA – Massachusetts

Steve Winer
Congregation B'nai Shalom
117 E. Main Street
Westborough, MA  01581
(508) 366-7191

MATSA – Rocky Mountain Area

Steven Stark
Temple Emanuel
51 Grape Street
Denver, CO  80220
(303) 759-1827

MATSAA -Seaboard Region (Mid-Atlantic Temple & Synagogue Administrators Association) 

Susan Zemsky
Temple Shalom
8401 Grubb Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
(301) 587-2273

New York (Long Island)

Stuart Botwinick
Temple Beth El of Great Neck
5 Old Mill Road
Great Neck, NY  11023

(516) 487-0900

New York (Manhattan)

Amy Schwach
Temple ShaarayTefila
250 East 79 Street
New York, NY  10075
(212) 535-8008

New York (Westchester County)

Stuart Skolnick
Temple Beth Abraham
25 Leroy Avenue
Tarrytown, NY  10591
(914) 631-1770, ext. 13

NWTA – Northwest Oregon, Washington & Idaho

Joshua Kashinsky
Congregation Beth Israel
1972 NW Flanders Street
Portland, OR  97209
(503) 222-1069

PASTE – Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Area Synagogue and Temple Executives)

Drew Barkley, FTA
Temple Sinai
5505 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15217 
(412) 421-9715

PATA – Southern California (Professional Association of Temple Administrators)

Abigail Goldberg Spiegel, FTA
Leo Baeck Temple
1300 North Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA  90049
(310) 476-2861

SATES – Connecticut (Synagogue Administrators and Temple Executives)

Jody Dietch
Congregation Beth El
109 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT  06851
(203) 838-2710

SEDAR – Atlanta

Jack Feldman
Temple Sinai
5645 Dupree Drive NW
Atlanta, GA  30327
(404) 252-3073

STAT – Toronto (Synagogue and Temple Administrators of Toronto)