Am I Eligible?

The plan is currently open to graduates of the following rabbinical and cantorial training institutions, and to members of a number of Jewish clergy professional organizations. If you are not a graduate of the institutions listed, or a professional (not student) member of the listed organizations, please contact us to determine whether you are eligible to participate. *

Approved List of Rabbinical and Cantorial Schools and Jewish Clergy Professional Organizations

  • Academy for Jewish Religion (NY)
  • Academy for Jewish Religion, California
  • Academy for Jewish Religion (CA) Alumni Association
  • ALEPH
  • Alumni Association of the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College
  • American Conference of Cantors
  • Association of Humanistic Rabbis
  • Association of Rabbis and Cantors (Academy for Jewish Religion-NY)
  • Cantorial Council of America
  • Cantors Assembly
  • Central Conference of American Rabbis
  • Hebrew College
  • Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
  • Igud Harabboim (Rabbinical Alliance of America)
  • International Rabbinic Fellowship
  • Jewish Theological Seminary
  • Morasha (Union for Traditional Judaism)
  • OHALAH
  • Rabbinical Assembly, Rabbinical Council of America
  • Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association
  • Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
  • The Chief Rabbinate of the State of Israel
  • Yeshiva University
  • Yeshivat Chovevei Torah
  • Yeshivat Maharat
  • Yeshivat Torat Yosef – Hamivtar
  • Young Israel Council of Rabbis
  • Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies of American Jewish University

In addition, your eligibility is based on how you are employed:

By a synagogue: All rabbis and cantors employed by a synagogue, in whatever role, are eligible to participate.

By a 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 or serve as clergy on a college campus, you would be eligible.

By 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.

Self-employed: All self-employed rabbis and cantors who are exercising their ministry are eligible to join.

*Please note- Applicants for participation who are not graduates of the institutions listed above, or are not members of the listed Jewish clergy professional organizations, will be asked to provide documentation of educational and ordination equivalency, as is required by our bylaws.

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