Peter Zaslowe, Portfolio Trustee

After a long career in Commercial Real Estate my wife Nancy and I retired and moved to Long Branch from Bergen County in 2013 and joined MRT shortly thereafter. We were drawn to this caring and inclusive temple shortly after our friend from our sailing club invited Nancy to a Book Group. This was our introduction to MRT and our commitment continues to deepen. Now 6 years later I am a vice-president of the board and Nancy is co-president of the sisterhood.

I believe that some version of this story is not an unusual motivation for members of our temple community. After having disappointing and unrewarding experiences at more conservative temples, I was reluctant. However, when I came to know the caring, engaging and compassionate members and leaders at our temple, I was hooked. The opportunities available to engage in meaningful social action and community development inspires my days and warms my heart. This is the meaning of Monmouth Reform Temple for me.