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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 enjoyable times together even outside the synagogue walls, such as a Shabbat service on the beach!



Women who have found Community at MRT

A Sisterhood Bookclub outing at a boat club - what a refreshing idea! 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.

Our Youth

Our Youth

Is Where It All Begins

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



Traditional and Innovative

MRT Congregants and guests worship in a variety of ways and locations. In the sanctuary, on the beach, outside in our Memorial Garden, among others.

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.

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. Click here to view this wonderful video to see what we are all about. 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.

MRT's Secret Santas Deliver Gifts!

ChristmasGifts 2017Christmas was a little brighter for families in need in Monmouth County, thanks to MRT’s annual Christmas gift delivery, led by temple member Cheryl Gaudette. Santa and his Elf delivered MRT’s Christmas gifts to 10 families from the Family Resource Associates, Shrewsbury, as seen in the above photo.

Two families and 75 adults from the Center at Asbury Park also received delivery of beautifully wrapped presents. A total of 85 MRT congregants contributed to this effort, including those who donated gift cards or cash for the purchases of clothing and toys. Karen Seligman and Rena Szitanko coordinated the 45 gifts from the religious school families. In addition, the MRT Religious School and Religious Education Committee collected more than 700 books for the Bridge of Books program providing books to children who do not have access to them. Every year, MRT partners with St. Mary’s Church, Colts Neck, to do the gift drive in December.

“At FRA, we used to only be able to sponsor a smaller number of families, with MRT helping so much and with so many in need, and extra money and toy donations, we could expand our efforts this year,” said Gaudette. “We have so many generous and giving people in our MRT community.”

Much thanks to EVERYONE who made this Christmas special for these families!


Margie Wold, 2nd Vice President

WoldMarjorie (Margie) Wold is a stalwart supporter of the temple and all things Jewish. As 2nd Vice President, Margie got her Jewish start as a young girl growing up on Long Island. Although Margie has two sisters, they are both much older (10 and 14 years), so Margie grew up much like an only child.

Margie's temple life experiences mirror what happened here at Monmouth Reform Temple. When Margie was 9, her family moved to Mahwah, NJ and joined a reform temple (which also initially met in a church), but soon, their beloved rabbi moved to North Carolina. As a result of a new Rabbi transition, a number of families including Margie's, found that the temple no longer suited them. A dozen families started a Jewish Havarah, holding Shabbat services each week in each of their homes. These services were lay lead and allowed all the family members, including Margie, to run the service. Margie became a Bat Mitzvah at that time with the rabbi who moved to North Carolina leading the service in a restaurant. Margie's religious upbringing really supports the notion that you can be Jewish anywhere.

Margie received her BA in English and Political Science from Rutgers College. Margie followed her dream to be a reporter with her college newspaper, then at the Princeton Packet. Margie and her husband, Rob, met at Rutgers and moved to White Plains to enable Rob to finish his residency. At that time, Margie worked for SUNY Purchase, and then was able to travel while working for Progressive Grocer, writing Marketing pieces for them.

With the birth of Lindsay, Margie stopped working in corporate America. The Wolds moved to New Jersey, first to Tinton Falls, then to Colts Neck, just when Margie was ready to give birth to their identical twins, Amanda and Jaclyn.

Margie and Rob affiliated themselves with Rob's family's temple, but did not feel comfortable with the very conservative approach. In 1999, the Wolds joined MRT where they embrace the culture and Lindsay began 1st grade.

As with most parents, Margie's greatest accomplishments are her daughters. Lindsay is currently living and working in NYC at Conde Nast, Jaclyn is a junior at University of Michigan and Amanda is at Rutgers.

Margie is a big believer in volunteerism and has given so much of herself, first to the Colts Neck PTO where she became President, and now at Jewish Federation and MRT. She became active at MRT through the Arts Festival. Margie has been involved in many committees and heads up most of our public relations efforts. Margie can be found at nearly every event at the temple where she welcomes you with a smile and friendly conversation. I am always amazed at Margie's uncanny ability to say such complimentary things when she greets you, comments on Facebook, answers an email or at a meeting. We are lucky to have such a great leader!

 By Jill Austin

Upcoming Events


Wear Your MRT Pride and Help Repair the World!



Join Us for Justice Weekend 2018, January 12-14, to Celebrate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Click here for the exciting details. Last year for Justice Weekend 2017, our MRT clergy and congregants celebrated the lives of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel at a Justice Shabbat Service. Diem Jones spoke about our Dreams in relation to Dr. King's famous speech. The service also featured Pastor Terrence Porter of Pilgrim Baptist Church and Dr. Ali Chaudry, as well as the MRT Choir.

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