For the first time ever, a member of ECE-RJ participated in a Reform Pension Board (RPB) meeting. Jill Cimafonte, Director of Early Childhood Education at Temple Emanu-El in Westfield, NJ attended the October session.
The RPB provides services to eligible employees of reform movement congregations and professional organizations. As one of the reform movement’s cornerstone institutions, RPB works to enhance the financial security of our professionals and help you plan for and achieve the lifestyle you want throughout your lives.
RPB benefits have recently been expanded to include not only ECE-RJ director and assistant members, but also ECE-RJ teacher members who work a minimum of 25 hours per week.
Here are Jill’s thoughts after attending:
I was graciously welcomed to the quarterly RPB Board meeting in October, and I very proudly represented ECE-RJ with our own “seat” on the board.
While it was a bit intimidating, it was also reassuring to learn that there are many participants (just like me!) who have very little understanding of how investing with RPB works and what we should be doing to maximize the benefits of participating in RPB.
The RPB is in the process of developing a simplified educational component for those of us that need help. Their website has resources that you may find helpful https://www.rpb.org/
I will keep you informed as more educational information and resources become available.
If you are an ECE-RJ member and would like more information about participating in RPB, please feel free to contact me.