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!
This year, MRT’s Mitzvah Day will be a hybrid mix of in-person events taking place outdoors and projects that can be done at home. There is something for everybody! Check for Email Blast for details. One Mitzvah Day opportunity is to donate to our highlighted Community Organizations. You can do that online at any time – even before the official day – by just clicking here! And thank you in advance for your participation in this program.
During the past 7+ months MRT’s Congregants have maintained a strong virtual connection to each other, our Clergy, and our amazing live-streamed services including Shabbat and life cycle events. However, we also are aware of the significant interest in re-opening our building. We held wonderful High Holy Day services, each attended by honorees and watched via live stream by many. Our Religious School began October 4 per a detailed safety-conscious plan which was communicated to the parents. Some services, including B’Nai Mitzvah’s, will have limited on-premises participation, but by invitation only. Those attending will be required to fill in a Screening Questionnaire and a Statement of Understanding Form. Please be assured that during this difficult and unusual time we will continue to seek connections with one another.
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.