North American Association of Synagogue Executives

New York, NY. (212) 533-7800.

Founded in 1948, the North American Association of Synagogue Executives convenes and supports Jewish Executive Directors of the Conservative Movement by developing and enhancing the profession and by enabling administrators to serve their congregations effectively. NAASE provides educational programs, including certification as a Fellow in Synagogue Administration and professional development through the Amin Tzibur program. Its Synagogue Resource Center features files on many areas of synagogue life: social action, fundraising, rabbinic search and evaluation, education, building maintenance, bar/bat mitzvahs, and more. For persons seeking the latest news, a journal on professional synagogue management is published. Those pursuing career opportunities and positions will appreciate NAASE’s career support and placement services. On the NAASE Web site one can learn about the “mentoring initiative” and register to serve as a mentor or be assigned a mentor. In addition, the Web site facilitates networking by presenting contact information for regional and local groups. Participation and membership in NAASE is essential for anyone considering or pursuing a career as an synagogue executive in the Conservative Movement.