Merging Congregations: The Exploration, Facilitation and Execution of a Synagogue Merger, and the Role of the Administrator/Executive Director in the Process

by Harvey M. Brenner. National Association of Temple Administration, 2008. Accessed January 28, 2020.

This article offers insights and practical tools to guide leaders through the intricacies of the merger process.


self-assessment questionaire, sample meeting notes and correspondence, templates of important forms

Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Prepare for the merger transition period by taking the self-assessment questionaire beforehand to identify current and future needs.
  • Share this resource with the leaders of both congregations to use as a checklist throughout the merger process.

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