The Executive Directors who serve voluntarily on the NAASE Board of Governors bring together their experience and their commitment to the profession of synagogue management for the benefit of their colleagues in the field and the congregations of the Conservative Movement.
Each brings specific insights and unique strengths to the shared efforts of the Board, serving in various capacities simultaneously – some as committee chairs, others as special project managers, and others as consultants and liaisons to the Board at large.
Guided by the Association’s Constitution and mindful of the dynamic needs of Executive Directors scattered across the North American continent, the Board of Governors oversees the interrelated functioning of the committees and individuals who develop and sustain the diverse programming of the Association. Currently, twenty one Governors guide the professional association of over 300 members.
|President||Fred Rothstein, FSA||Neveh Shalom
|Senior Vice President for Programming||Harvey M. Brenner, FSA, FTA||Congregation Bnai Israel
|Vice President for Membership||Richard Tannenbaum, FSA||Temple Emanuel of Pascack Valley
Woodcliff Lake, NJ
|Vice President for Professional Development||Randy Spiegel, FSA, ATz||Beth Tzedec Congregation
|Treasurer||Matthew Halpern, FSA, ATz||Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus
North Miami Beach, FL
|Secretary||David Polonsky, FSA||Adas Israel Congregation
|Honorary President||Susan Z. Kasper, FSA||Tiferet Bet Israel
Blue Bell, PA
Our Past Presidents remain active as consultants to the Board of Governors, occasionally with several of them serving as ex-officio voting members of the Board of Governors, and as committee and special project chairpersons. They continue to represent NAASE with distinction, to several of our sister organizations.