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. Visit our Membership Page. Or take a look at our busy Calendar and our latest Weekly Email Blast. Or peruse our ever-growing Gallery of activities and events! There truly is something for everyone!
After closing for more than a year due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, our building is slowly opening again for services, life cycle events and programs. We are so excited to get back to in person and we welcome you to our building. For now, we are limiting capacity for Shabbat services to 100 people, but we hope to lift all capacity limits when it is safe to do so.
For now, protocols set by the MRT Covid Task Force and approved by the Board of Trustees are still in place. When entering our building, please wear a mask and sit physically distanced from those not in your close circle. When attending services and other events, you will be asked to sign in a register book for contact tracing purposes. Safety and security of our congregants and guests are paramount.
The last day of our very successful 2020-21 Religious School Year was Sunday May 23. Registration is open for school in the upcoming 2021-22 year.
As always, our services are available for viewing by clicking the LIVE STREAM button at the top of this page.
Look for more information this summer about High Holy Day services in September!
- Our Shabbat services have been in person since late Spring
- Our High Holy Day services were in person with excellent attendance
- All services are livestreamed (except for our Visual Worship services and summer Beach Shabbat)
- All classes of our Religious School are active, in person!
- We have a full slate of adult education and other programming. Check our packed calendar for details!
We do have the following Mask Policy, which conforms to the updated CDC and NJ State Guidelines:
- When attending any service in our building, masks are required for ALL individuals, with the exception of people on the bema who are fully vaccinated.
- Masks are required for ALL individuals at all times in our hallways, bathrooms, and kitchen. Masks are optional for group meetings, and is at the discretion of the host, with the expectation that all present are vaccinated.
- PLEASE Stay home if you have any signs of fever or illness. And for the protection of everyone in our community, please get vaccinated.
We look forward to seeing you in whatever way you can join us!
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.
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!
Learn With Us!
We offer innovative classroom experiences for Kindergarten through 7th grade, Mitzvah Academy for 8th and 9th grade, and Confirmation classes with the Rabbi for 10th grade and beyond. Meeting days and times can be found in the Youth Learning section of our website (K – 6th, 7 – 9th, and Confirmation).
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.
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.