The Three Purposes...

ATID (Advancing Temple Institutional Development) is an affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism and was created as the organization for Development professionals in progressive North American congregations. ATID also means "future" in Hebrew, which is a critical aspect of our work as Development professionals. Our work fuels not just the here and now - but the future of our Jewish communities.

ATID (Advancing Temple Institutional Development) is an organization for professionals working in a Development capacity in progressive synagogues in the US and Canada.  We foster professional connections and share resources to strengthen Financial Resource Development in synagogues across North America.  Welcome!

Growing from six founders to a current membership of forty, we have created a network to:
1. Share information and best practices with one another.
2. Learn from experts in the broad field of non-profit Development to enhance our own programs.
3. Strengthen and grow professional Development opportunities in the synagogue world.

We welcome inquiries from leaders of congregations considering creating a Development department. We also welcome inquiries from individuals considering a career in synagogue Development.

Why belong?

ATID Members enjoy access to our private online community in the URJ Tent for networking 24/7 and invitation to an annual conference with your North American community of colleagues. ATID is a valuable resource for professional development including keynote speakers, topic-based small group cohorts, and salary surveys.

Rachel Schachter, ATID President
Director of Strategic Advancement

Temple Israel, Minneapolis, MN