The National Association for Temple Administration is the professional organization founded in 1941 for those who serve Reform Synagogues as executives, administrators, or managers. The organization has more than 400 members from the United States, Australia, Canada and Great Britain NATA is dedicated to improving the management of Judaism’s key institution: the synagogue.
NATA offers annual workshops and conferences which feature the latest information on management techniques concerning facilities, finance, fundraising, membership, office systems personnel and public relations. In addition, NATA offers annual resident seminars which provide in-depth courses on topics related to all areas of synagogue administration, Judaic studies and Hebrew instruction. All these programs offer participants valuable opportunities for networking, fellowship and professional growth.
Some additional services that NATA provides includes: Certification Program where a Fellow in Temple Administration is awarded to NATA members who have passed all the certification training, including the writing of a professional thesis, Professional Placement Services, NATA Journal, NATA-Net, and are a resource to URJ congregations in conjunction with the URJ Ida & Howard Wilkoff Department of Synagogue Management.
NATA is an affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism.