David Katowitz

I am a consultant with progressive track record working collaboratively with synagogue leaders in the areas of both strategic planning and financial resource development. I have successfully solicited 6 and 7 figure gifts from individuals, and I am able to impart such skills through training and coaching. I am a thought leader to synagogue leaders on board development, dues and other financial issues, as well as engagement strategies. I am an experienced mentor skilled at empowering clergy and lay leaders.


  • Work with rabbis and synagogue leaders to develop a strategic planning process through congregant engagement;
  • Teach clergy and lay leaders solicitation skills that focus on fostering stronger relationships with congregants and community building;
  • Serve as fundraising counsel for comprehensive capital and endowment campaigns;
  • Assist clergy and synagogue leaders in developing a planned giving program that focuses on both congregant engagement and long term financial planning;
  • As “changing dues” is now a significant topic for synagogue leadership, I work with clergy and lay leaders on developing a disruptive model that emphasizes engagement as the path to financial strength.