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MRT's Adult Education Committee plans and presents programs and events that enrich our understanding of Jewish life in the 21st century, that inspire our desire to learn more about Jewish history through past and current writings and that encourage us to gain new insights as we delve more deeply into Torah . These goals are accomplished throughout the year with special programs.

This review of activities, current and past, offered by the Adult Education Committee, Adult Jewish Learning, is meant to encourage the MRT community and our neighbors to learn with us and to partake in the many interesting, inspiring, elevating programs that are presented throughout the year at MRT.

Programs and Schedule: 2016-17

Tuesday morning Study Group (with Rabbi Marc Kline)

  • 9:45-11 AM
  • starts 9/6/2016

History of Jews in Monmouth County

  • Barbara MIchaels, Jewish Heritage Museum
  • Sunday, 9/18/2016 2-3:30 PM

The Joy of Memoir Writing (with Sylvia Kramer, poet)

  • Tuesdays 11/1/2016 and 11/15/2016
  • 1-2:30 PM

Kristallnacht at CHHANGE (with Rabbi Sally Priesand)

  • Thursday, 11/10/2016, 7:00 PM

Introduction to Judaism (with Rabbi Marc Kline)

  • Wednesdays 7-8:30 PM
  • 11/2/2016 -12/21/2016 (no class 11/23)

“The Sacred Calling” Panel Discussion

  • Rabbi Sally Priesand, moderator
  • Rabbis Panken, Zamore, Stern,and Kroloff, panelists
  • Sunday, 11/20/2016, 4-5:30 PM


  • Rabbi Stephen Fuchs, Former President World Union of Progressive Judaism
  • Weekend of 12/2/2016

Martin Luther King Event

  • Friday, 1/13/2017 at MRT
  • Monday, 1/1620/17 at Pilgrim Baptist Church

Gustav Klimt, a Jewish Artist

  • Maurice Mahler, art historian
  • Sunday, 1/22/2017 2-3:30 PM

March Lunchtime "Documentaries" (click here for more details)

  • Wednesday, 3/1/2017 @ 12 Noon: "Live Inside" - Looks at the effects of music on the brain.
  • Wednesday, 3/29/2017 @ 12 Noon: "Broadway Musicals - A Jewish Legacy"
  • Both films are being offered at no cost and are open to the entire community.
  • Bring your lunch and come warm up in MRT's newly designed library and media center!

Shabbat Kallah

  • Rabbi Norman Patz, Rabbi Emeritus
  • Temple Sholom of West Essex, Cedar Grove, NJ
  • Saturday, 4/14/2017

“On the Chocolate Trail” with Rabbi Deborah Prinz, author

  • Sunday, 5/7/2017
  • 2-3:30 PM

“Y” in the Afternoon (click here for more details)

  • brown bag lunch
  • Wednesdays 12 noon
  • 2016: 9/14, 10/26, 12/14
  • 2017: 1/11, 2/8
  • Series of 5: $54
  • Each: $15

Upcoming Events

  • Lunch and Learn
  • Torah in Town
  • Health Initiative

Outstanding 2016 Programs We Hope You Didn't Miss!

Memoir Writing

  • Will return by popular demand.

Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Uri Regev

  • An internationally respected teacher and Israeli social activist

Murray Greenfield, author of “The Jews Secret Fleet”

  • A true story of the remarkable rescue of 32,000 survivors of the Holocaust, living in Displaced Persons camps after the war, and the daring, illegal transport by many ships taking them to Palestine in 1946.