A valuable and evolving professional resource lies in the far-reaching network of seventeen regional and local groups that span the United States and Canada. Executive Directors with common geographic bonds meet regularly with colleagues from different sized congregations, often including reform and orthodox Directors.
A variety of scheduled monthly or quarterly midday meetings (generally luncheons) bring speakers on special topics to the groups, focused timely discussions, opportunities to enter into collective agreements of mutual congregational benefit, demonstrations of available technology and other administrative know-how.
Each group operates autonomously and decides its own agenda and policies. But the feedback is always good… meetings are well-attended and programs are diverse. We urge all NAASE members to inquire from the contact person listed below, about the closest local group and the schedule of activities for the coming year.
|Group Name||Region Covered||Contact Person||Telephone|
|MATSAA||Seaboard Region||Deb Finkelstein||301-493-8198|
|CT Valley||Connecticut Valley||Steven Lander||203-322-6901|
|GANSE||Northern NJ||Stuart Skolnick||914-631-1770 Ext 13|
|Metro NYC||Greater New York City and Long Island||Stuart Botwinick||516-487-0900|
|DVASA||Delaware Valley||Ben Wachstein||717-232-0556|
|BATA||Northern California||Risa Beckwith||650-948-7498|
|CASED||Chicago||Nancy Holab Nevins||847-446-7215|
|Northwest||Portland Area||Fred Rothstein, FSA||503-246-8831|
|PATA||Southern California||Sheryl Goldman, FSA||310-652-7353|
|FASTA||South Florida||Lynne Balaban||954-384-8265|
|MATSA||Rocky Mtn Area||TBD|
For more information about the program of Regional Groups, or to assist in establishing groups in areas not currently served by such groups, please contact NAASE’s Regional Groups Chairman, Harvey Brenner, by e-mail.