About SSG

David Katowitz

As the founder and president, David Katowitz knows synagogue life in North America inside and out. For 20 years, he worked at the Union for Reform Judaism, consulting with more than 300 synagogues.  He has provided guidance on developing annual campaigns, comprehensive capital/endowment campaigns, and planned giving initiatives. He has extensive experience working with synagogue board and planning committees on their strategic planning and campaign efforts.

He has helped raise millions of dollars for synagogues and for the Reform Movement.  As a member of the board of his own synagogue and other nonprofit organizations, he understands the challenges that board members – who have the demands of family and jobs – face in their sacred volunteer work.

David Katowitz received a B.A. in political science from The George Washington University and an M.S. from the Columbia University School of Social Work. Before he joined the Union for Reform Judaism, he worked for the UJA Federation of Greater New York and the United Jewish Communities of MetroWest.

Much of what he knows about working with people he learned at Jewish summer camp.

Read David’s blog.