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Caring for all who
care for all of us.

Coming by Summer 2022:

All employees of URJ congregations will
be able to join the RPB plan.

We’re pleased to announce that RPB’s retirement plan and will soon be accessible to all employees of URJ congregations.

Anyone can become an RPB plan participant if they:

  • Work at least 18 hours per week at a URJ congregation.

  • Have worked at any URJ congregation or in the Reform Movement for one year or more. (See the first FAQ for more details).

  • Are a member of one of the Reform Movement professional organizations (e.g., CCAR, NATA, ARJE, PEP-RJ, ATID), or have a job where membership isn’t an option.

  • Are not eligible for the American Conference of Cantor’s plan.

For details on plan eligibility and other information, read the FAQs.

Why we are expanding eligibility

For more than 75 years, RPB has been helping strengthen the Reform Movement by providing a retirement plan to rabbis and other professional staff. Now by offering this broader access, we can truly fulfill our mission of serving all those who work tirelessly to care for our communities.

The broadened accessibility also enables congregations of all sizes to:

  • Provide a high-quality retirement plan to help attract and retain top talent.

  • Reduce the burden and cost of providing an alternative plan to employees who previously didn’t qualify for the RPB plan.

  • Meet their state-mandated retirement plan requirements, if applicable.

Ready to enroll more of your employees in RPB? Let us know why or why not.

We want to understand employers’ perspectives on this new offering. Please share your level of interest in providing the RPB plan to more of your employees.

What’s next

RPB will roll out details on the new eligibility rules in 2022.

At that time, we will also contribute guidance to employers on how to:

  • Communicate the plan benefits to your employees.

  • Easily enroll your employees.

  • Convert existing employees from non-RPB plans to the RPB retirement plan.

  • Provide employees with resources to understand their financial situation and make the right investment choices for their needs.

Stay tuned for more information.

In the meantime, if you have questions, we are here to help. Please contact:

Michael Kimmel
Tel 646.884.9886


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