Am I Eligible?

1) The plan is currently open to graduates of the following rabbinical and cantorial schools. If you are ordained from another institution, please contact us (administrator@rabbisretirementplan.org) to determine whether you are eligible to participate.

Approved list of Rabbinical and Cantorial schools


(a) Academy for Jewish Religion (NY)

(b) Academy for Jewish Religion, California

(c) ALEPH

(d) Hebrew College

(e) Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

(f) Jewish Theological Seminary

(g) Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

(h) University of Judaism

(i) The Chief Rabbinate of the State of Israel

(j) Yeshivat Chovevei Torah

(k) Yeshivat Maharat

(l) Yeshivat Torat Yosef – Hamivtar

(m)Yeshiva University

2) In addition, your eligibility is based on where you are employed:

a. A synagogue: All rabbis and cantors employed by a synagogue, in whatever role, are eligible to participate.
b. Another non-profit: As long as you are “exercising your ministry” in your work, you are eligible to participate.  For example, if you are employed by a day school where you are teaching, you would be eligible.
c. A for-profit: If you are working as a clergy member through employment at a for-profit organization (for example, as a chaplain at a for-profit hospital) you are eligible.
d. Self-employed: All self-employed rabbis and cantors who are exercising their ministry are eligible to join.