North American Regional Groups


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  (Northwest Temple Administrators)
Canada East (Toronto)
Chicago (CASA)
Colorado (MATSA)
Connecticut (SATES)
D.C. (MATSAA Seaboard Region)
Florida South (FASTA)
Maryland (MATSAA Seaboard Region)
Massachusetts (MATSA)
New Jersey (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)

Daniel Glassman
Temple Jeremiah
937 Happ Road
Northfield, IL  60093
(847) 441-5760

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

Ben Wachstein
Temple Sinai of Dresher
1401 Limekiln Pike
Dresher, PA 19025
(215) 643-6510

FASTA – South Florida (Florida Assoc. of Synagogues and Temple Admin)

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

GANSE – New Jersey

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

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)

Cathy Seldin
Temple Beth Israel
1 Temple Drive
Port Washington, NY  11050
(516) 767-1708

New York (Manhattan)

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

New York (Westchester County ED Roundtable)

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

NWTA – Northwest Oregon, Washington & Canada (Northwest Temple Administrators)

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)

Eric Shatzkin
Temple Israel Long Beach
269 Loma Ave.
Long Beach, CA  90803
(562) 434-0996

SATES – Connecticut (Synagogue Administrators and Temple Executives)

Lisa Goldberg
Temple Israel
14 Coleytown Road
Westport, CT  06880
(203) 227-1293

SEDAR – Atlanta

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

STAT – Toronto (Synagogue and Temple Administrators of Toronto)