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Our Youth

Our Youth

Is Where It All Begins

MRT Youth were strong participants and contributors to Family Promise's annual Cardboard City event.

Sisterhood

Sisterhood

Women who have found Community at MRT

Purim isn't complete without Hamantashen - particularly when baked by our Sisterhood culinary wizards! These women along with other Sisterhood members participate in a variety of social, service, and fund-raising activities, deepening their connections to one another and to Judaism.

Worship

Worship

Traditional and Innovative

MRT Congregants and guests worship in a variety of ways and locations. In the sanctuary, on the beach, and in the Social Hall at our special visual "Seeds of Spirituality" services!

Our School

Our School

Even the Youngest Help!

Children from our K-3 classes collected close to 500 books for the Bridge of Books Foundation! Lessons in generosity such as this, along with many other enriching projects, combine to provide our students with a rich learning climate that marks the beginning of their Jewish identity.

Men's Club

Men's Club

Community, Camaraderie, and Accomplishment

Each year, on the first Sunday morning after Yom Kippur, the MRT Men's Club builds the Sukkah (and takes it down two weeks later). As long as there is coffee and donuts, there is always great energy and joy in accomplishing this Mitzvah for MRT.

Welcoming Community

Welcoming Community

Spend Time Together

As a close-knit community, MRT Congregants and guests share fun times even outside the synagogue walls, such as a Saturday night tennis social!

Welcome to Our Synagogue!

We are an open and inviting congregation for anyone seeking to connect to Jewish community, tradition, study and worship. Our members come from all parts of Monmouth County. We are affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism and combine contemporary values with classical teachings of Torah. We are eager to connect with you so please do not hesitate to contact us at 732-747-9365 if you cannot immediately find what you need on this website. Click here for our membership page.


Worship With Us!

Every Friday night is special at Monmouth Reform Temple. Our services, led by Rabbi Marc Kline and Cantor Gabrielle Clissold, are spiritually uplifting and filled with joyful music. And for worshiping at home, we have prepared a wonderful Holiday Handbook! And now, you can enjoy Live Streaming of our services!


Socialize with Us!

Our Men's Club and Sisterhood provide many opportunities to meet with other congregants. Sisterhood-sponsored events provide something for everyone. There are monthly book clubs and speakers, Supper in the Sukkah, the Purim Party, as well as the wonderful Apple Cake & Honey and Sh'lach Manot fundraisers. The Men's Club meets monthly followed by a friendly game of poker. They excel in the kitchen serving up a great "Tail-gate Party" at the Monday night Minyan and Football or serving a gourmet Home-cooked Breakfast on Mother's Day.


Learn With Us!

The MRT Religious School begins with Kindergarten. Grades K-3 meet on Sundays from 9:30am-12pm. Grades 4-7 meet on Sundays and Wednesdays from 4pm-6pm. We are proud of our High School program! Mitzvah Academy for 8th and 9th graders with our Cantor, meets Sunday mornings from 9:30am - 12noon. Confirmation meets with the Rabbi on Sunday mornings from 10:30am - 12noon.

Our enriching  Adult Jewish Learning program provides various forums for learning. The annual Shabbat Kallah/Scholar-in-Residence weekend always features a timely topic by a celebrated lecturer. More informal yet very popular Tuesday morning Study Group with the Rabbi is currently in session.


Special Note

There are members of our Congregation who are very sensitive to scents. MRT strives to provide a “Scent Free” environment in our building.  The MRT community asks that you avoid wearing scents of any kind when coming to our facility and we ask you to tell your guests who visit with us. Thank you for being our partner in creating a "Scent-Free" environment.


Our Religious School is seeking energetic Educators!

Click HERE for details!


Mitzvah Day a Resounding Success!

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More than 150 MRT congregants and friends joined in this year's May 22nd annual Mitzvah Day with projects at our temple and throughout the community. Projects included: Manasquan beach cleanup, construction at a family restoration house in Asbury Park, singing at the Atria Assisted Living Facility, beautification of MRT grounds and painting, work in the Gan Mazon Garden, cards to ill members and their caregivers, fleece blankets for hospital patients, T-shirt grocery bags for Lunch Break, knitting group blankets, CPR classes, Central Jersey Blood Bank donations, painting and food preparation at The Center in Asbury Park, crafts projects to help others, among others. Our photos cannot begin to describe the good feelings of Tikkum Olam experienced by our participants that day. Get involved in Mitzvah Day 2017, contact Kerry Krachman, Social Action Chair, kerrykrachman1956@gmail.com.


Upcoming Events


 

Get Healthy At MRT!

The Jewish principles of taking care of our bodies and minds was the focus of the program, Get Healthy at MRT: A Day of Inspiration on Sunday January 31 at the temple. The daylong event included programs in: Yoga, Pilates, Better Sleep, Healthy Eating, Balance Training, Dancing for Health and Stress Management, all taught by our own MRT members, Liz Moss, Nadine Vicenzi, Lisa Sussman, Doreen Laperdon-Addison, Claudia Huegel, and Joseph Stein. The program was possible through a grant by the Jewish Federation in the Heart of NJ.

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    Doreen Laperdon-Addison displaying her "Dance for Health" material
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    Day of Health Planning Committee with Rabbi Kline
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    Claudia Huegel displaying the right foods to eat.
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    MRT's Rabbi Marc Kline offers words of encouragement and wisdom to the participants
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    Joe Stein aka "Trainer Joe", tells the audience how to stay "Healthy, Wealthy and Wise" through a good diet and fitness.
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    Engaged participants in this well-attended event listening and learning.
  • Pilates with Nadine Vicenzi
    Nadine Vicenzi, owner of Pilates with Nadine, leads a pilates session
  • MRT sleep workshop
    Lisa Sussman leads the Sleep Workshop.
  • MRT member booth
    Lisa Sussman staffs the MRT member booth.
  • MRT Dance
    Doreen Laperdon-Addison leads the Dance session.
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    Margie Wold with reps from St. Peter's Hospital and Holmdel Imaging.
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    Margie Wold, Chair of the event, introduces the program to the participants.
  • Liz Moss Yoga
    LIz Moss leads the yoga program.
  • Lisa Sussman and Lori Bernard Health Day
    Lisa Sussman and Lori Bernard enjoy the Health Initiative day.
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    Participants choose from a selection of healthy choices for lunch.

Justice Weekend 2016: Celebrating Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

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    Rabbi Marc Kline welcomes a Pilgrim Baptist Church congregant to MRT.
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    Rabbi Marc Kline and Pastor Terrence Porter, Senior Minister at Pilgrim Baptist Church, lead the service together.
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    Cantor Gabrielle Clissold, Rev. Everett McCorvey, Rabbi Marc Kline, and Rabbi Emerita Sally Priesand.
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    Cantor Gabrielle Clissold and Rev. Everett McCorvey sing a spiritually moving duet.
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    Artistically framed photo of Rev. Everett McCorvey as he delivers his sermon. (Credit for this and all photos to Julia Feigus.)
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    Three Pilgrim Baptists Church choir members enjoying their participation in the weekend.
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    The combined MRT and Pilgrim Baptist Church choirs under the leadership of Alice Berman (not pictured) are singing AND clapping to the wonderful music.
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    The combined MRT and Pilgrim Baptist Church choirs under the leadership of Alice Berman (not pictured) prepare to sing!
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    Pastor Terrence Porter, Rev. Everett McCorvey, Rabbi Marc Kline, and Cantor Gabrielle Clissold
  • Saturday Evening
    Panelists at the Saturday night portion of the weekend: Rev. Henry P.Davis, Rev. Diane Ford (Pastor, Lincroft Presbyterian Church), and Rabbi Marc Kline.
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    Rabbi Marc Kline, MRT Senior Vice President Jay Feigus, and Rabbi Emerita Sally Priesand proudly hold the Eisendrath "Bearer of Light" award given by the URJ honoring both Rabbis for their participation in last year's civil rights march.