Rabbinic Pastors Association applications
Membership benefits and student subscriber benefits are explained on the respective applications.
RPA Full Membership
open to rabbinic pastors, JTS chaplains and AJR chaplains
requires payment of first-year membership dues
Senior Student Membership
open to students in the last year of studies at qualified institutions listed on the application
free of charge
RPA Student Subscriber
open to all other students at qualified institutions listed on the application
requires $18 subscription fee
Membership Provisions in the RPA Constitution
The Constitution of the Rabbinic Pastors Association is available at https://ohalah.org/about-us/rpa-constitution/. Below is Article IX regarding membership:
Article IX – Membership
- Eligibility for membership in the RPA is determined pursuant to the RPA’s Comprehensive Membership Policy.
- Student and regular dues shall be determined by the Board of Governors. The Board may grant special membership to any member at his or her request, based upon dire financial circumstance. Special members shall be exempt from paying dues or will pay reduced dues.
- Membership dues are payable as of January 6th of each year, unless another date is established by the Board. After nine months of non-payment of dues, a member will no longer be in good standing and may be suspended from all pension programs, health benefits programs, and other benefit programs available through the RPA or OHALAH. Upon payment of dues, these restrictions will be lifted, and pension programs, health benefits programs, and other benefit programs may be reinstated, subject to the restrictions of the provider companies and their policies. After fifteen months of non-payment of dues, a member will be removed from the RPA. S/he will no longer receive mailings or other information from the RPA will be removed from the RPA;s and OHALAH’s email list and may no longer submit articles or links for posting on the RPA or OHALAH website. Should s/he wish to rejoin the RPA, s/he must so declare in writing to the President. The Board of Governors shall decide if s/he may be readmitted to membership. Should s/he be readmitted, s/he must pay past due and current dues for a regular membership as a condition of re-admittance.
- A member may be temporarily suspended or permanently expelled, or otherwise have some or all of his/her membership privileges suspended, or a member may be placed on probation with loss of particular privileges, by the Board acting upon the recommendation of the Ethics Committee to the Board, in accordance with the RPA’s policies and procedures governing ethics and conduct.