Our Clergy

We heartily welcome out new rabbi, Renee Goldberg Edelman to Monmouth Reform Temple!  A native of the greater Boston area, she graduated from Brandeis University where she studied Journalism and initially pursued a career in that field until she fulfilled her childhood Rabbi’s prediction (when she was only seven years old) that she would become a rabbi. Rabbi Edelman is delighted to be taking on her new role at MRT having followed the congregation for a long-time. “MRT is such an amazing community, with incredible energy and excels in bringing people together.” 

Cantor Gabrielle Clissold

Cantor Clissold joined the MRT clergy team in 2002. Her husband John and their sons Asher and Simon are heavily involved in the activities of our temple. Cantor Clissold has transformed our synagogue by introducing new music and programs, leading the congregation to participate with enthusiasm. She is one of our co-clergy who leads worship, performs life cycle events and works with students to help prepare them to become b’nai mitzvah.

You can learn much more about Cantor Clissold by clicking here.

Rabbi Emerita Sally J. Priesand

“Welcome to Monmouth Reform Temple, a place for creating positive Jewish memories and making your own unique contribution to the history and survival of the Jewish people. We invite you to make MRT your home away from home.”

Further detail about Rabbi Priesand and her Rabbinate at MRT can be found by clicking here. In addition, please Click here for a very interesting overview of Rabbi Priesand’s Rabbinic story.