This Week’s Event Email




MRT Weekly Eblast

May 17, 2022


Scroll down the Eblast for more information on these upcoming MRT events.

Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 pm Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, May 18 at 1:00 pm Sisterhood Mahjong

Thursday, May 19 at 5:45 pm Sally Priesand Paves the Way Exhibition 

Watch livestream HERE

Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal

Friday, May 20 at 8:00 am Mini Meditation Sessions with Elliott Familant

Join Zoom HERE

Friday, May 20 at 7:00 pm Shabbat Service

Watch livestream HERE

Saturday, May 21 at 8:45 am Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, May 21 at 10:00 am Shabbat Morning Service, Bar Mitzvah of John Trotte

Watch livestream HERE

Monday, May 23 at 7:30 pm Membership Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 24 at 8:00 am Coffee and Conversation at Coffee Corral

Tuesday, May 24 at 10:00 am Gathering of Wisdom

Tuesday, May 24 at 7:00 pm Sisterhood Book Club Meeting

Wednesday, May 25 at 7:30 pm Adult Ed. Committee Meeting

Friday, May 27 at 7:00 pm Shabbat Service

Looking Ahead

Friday, June 3 at 6:00 pm Shabbat Service Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Ordination of Rabbi Sally J. Priesand, Followed by Buffet Dinner

Sunday, June 5 at 10:00 am Confirmation with Yizkor

Saturday, June 11 from 10:30-12:00 pm and 12:30-2:00 pm Shabbat Kallah, with Guest Speaker, Rabbi Andrea L. Weiss

Flyer HERE RSVP HERE by June 8th.

Upcoming Worship Services


FRIDAY, MAY 20TH at 7:00 PM

Shabbat service this Friday night, led by Rabbi Marc Kline and Cantor Gabrielle Clissold

Watch the service via livestream here



SATURDAY, MAY 21ST at 10:00 AM

Shabbat service this Saturday morning, led by Rabbi Kline, Cantor Clissold, and Bar Mitzvah, John Trotte

Watch the service via livestream here

Summer Service Volunteers Needed

Cantor Clissold is looking for individual volunteers to lead summer services in July and August. You can lead in a variety of ways, and don’t have to know Hebrew. Please email her at 

Gan Mazon  – MRT Garden

On Mitzvah Day, We were able to clean up the garden and walkways as well as plant a few early species of lettuce. The weather has not cooperated with us, so starting May 18th we will kick-off the 2022 season with more planting and maintenance.

Please feel free to join us Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am or Tuesday evenings after 5:00 pm. On Wednesday mornings we will tend the garden and harvest. Tuesday evenings will focus on maintaining the garden and pruning plants. We are in need of donations of rakes, shovels, pruners, trowels and cultivators (can be used). The Garden could also use a Rubbermaid style shed/cabinet to keep supplies in at the garden.

Last year the garden produced over 2300 lbs of much appreciated food which was donated to Jewish Family Services. We always need volunteers so please join us when you are available. Teenagers are welcome and can get credit for community service. Many thanks to those who have participated to get the garden in shape, Gloria Gross for her endless dedication and knowledge, Brett Tuller for making the trellis, and Jerry Kass for arranging and installing the raised beds. Please email Sheila Bodner at or call 732-245-0681 to be added to the contact list. This is a rewarding community service project and an opportunity to socialize outdoors.  

Join the MRT Softball team

Dust off your mitts, MRT is looking to restart our softball team the “Hebrew Nationals”! Contact Perry Weyser or Dean Ross, 732-610-5795 if you are interested in playing.

Celebrations Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the

Ordination of Rabbi Priesand


Join us for a special Shabbat service

celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Ordination

of Rabbi Sally J. Priesand

Friday, June 3, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Buffet dinner to follow


Monmouth Reform Temple

332 Hance Avenue

Tinton Falls, NJ 07724

Attending the Dinner?

For those who are registered to attend the dinner, you should have received an email containing the dinner entree selection and seating request form. Click HERE to complete and submit the form by May 26th. Please note, the event is BYOB. We welcome you to bring your favorite drink!

MRT Mask Policy

Masks are no longer required in our hallways, bathrooms, and kitchen. Masks are optional during Religious School. For group meetings, mask usage is at the discretion of the host.

However, when attending any service in our building, masks are still required for ALL individuals, with the exception of people on the bema who are fully vaccinated. For food events related to services (ie. onegs, First Friday dinners), masks are required at all times when not seated at a table.

Please stay home if you have any signs of fever or illness.

For the protection of everyone in our community, please get vaccinated.

May Tzedakah Collection

As we approach the 50th anniversary of Rabbi Sally Priesand’s ordination, we are celebrating her chosen cause by dedicating May’s Tzedekah collection to Interfaith Neighbors.

MRT has a long-term partnership with Interfaith Neighbors, having helped create the organization. Rabbi Priesand is its Board President, and we stay active in supporting its mission “To assist those less fortunate among us to meet life’s basic necessities, while seeking to improve the quality of life for individuals and families and the communities in which they live.” Its community impact includes programs serving all of Monmouth County, including: rental & mortgage assistance, nutrition and meals on wheels, affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, and individual and community empowerment.

Tzedakah donations (cash or check payable to MRT) can be placed into the lobby Tzedakah box, sent to the MRT office, or made through our website by clicking HERE.*

*If paying by check or online, please make sure to add a note to your payment specifying that the funds should be directed towards Interfaith Neighbors

Upcoming Meetings

Board of Trustees Meeting Meeting-Virtual

Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 pm

Membership Committee Meeting-Virtual

Monday, May 23 at 7:30 pm

Adult Ed. Committee Meeting-Virtual

Wednesday, May 25 at 7:30 pm

Upcoming Events

Mini Meditation Sessions with Elliott Familant

Friday, May 20, 2022 at 8:00 am

Elliott Familant is leading a weekly mini-meditation session each Friday morning. These sessions are brief, no more than 30 minutes and consist of a short reading, 18 minutes of silent meditation, a tiny bit of discussion, and then Kaddish. This is an easy way to inject an island of peace into your week and will help you feel calm and centered for the rest of your day. If you are new to meditation, this can be a gentle introduction to the practice with a Jewish twist. Something special occurs when you meditate or pray as a group. The ancient Rabbis suggest that the spirit of G-d herself appears under these circumstances. Join us and find out.

Click HERE to join Zoom Meeting.

Shabbat Morning Torah Study

Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 8:45 am

Check our Friday Pamphlet for the Zoom link to join.

Tuesday Morning Events

Tuesday, May 24, 2022:

8:00 am Coffee and Conversation

Join us at Coffee Corral in Red Bank.

10:00 am Gathering of Wisdom

Join us on Zoom for an always eclectic and fun conversation on the Torah and the real world. This week’s Gathering of Wisdom will be hosted by Rabbi Marc Kline. Check our Friday pamphlet for the Zoom link to join. Everyone is welcome.

MRT Committee News

Adult Education

Click here to RSVP by June 8th


Mahjong, Wednesdays, 1-3 pm

We will be playing Mahjong in the MRT Lounge every Wednesday from 1-3 pm.

Contact Nancy Zaslowe to RSVP and for more details.

Anyone interested in playing must be vaccinated and we will be wearing masks.


Book Club


by Lisa Scottoline 

Leader – Marci Rachlin

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 7 PM

Rsvp to Linda Burns

The MRT Sisterhood invites our temple members to join us…

Fiddler on the Roof

June 14th, 7:30 PM,

at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank. 

Everyone welcome.

Choice of seats :

Balcony for $59 or Orchestra for $79

Must RSVP with a check made payable to

MRT Sisterhood by Sun May 22nd.

Mail or drop your check off at the temple office. 

Any questions: email

Sisterhood Judaica Shop

Your MRT Sisterhood Judaica Shop has a selection of beautiful and meaningful gifts for the home, the holidays, special occasions and for the young people in your life.

Below is a catalog showing many of the items we have available. To order any items or visit the shop, contact Karen Kahn at,  cell# 732-208-3564

Click here for the Judaica catalog

Joint Sisterhood/Men’s Club Event

MRT Sisterhood / Men’s Club Bowling Night Saturday, June 11, 2022 5-8 PM

Shore Lanes, 701 Hwy 35, Neptune City, NJ

Cost $20/person

Package includes:

 2 games

Bowling shoes

2 slices of pizza, dessert,

and soda with a refill. 

RSVP to by Tuesday Jun 7th.

Payment will be collected when you arrive.

Cash or check to MRT Sisterhood

Mi Shebeirach

If you are in need of pastoral care or would like to add a name to our Mi Shebeirach list to be read at Shabbat services, please contact Rabbi Kline or Cantor Clissold or the temple office.

Please note: Names added to the Mi Shebeirach list will be read aloud during Shabbat Services for two weeks. If you would like to continue to have the name read, you must recontact the temple at the end of the two week period. As always, when you attend Shabbat services, you are welcome to announce the name of a loved one in need of healing.


May our loved ones’ memories forever be a blessing

Rabbi Kline and Cantor Clissold will read the names of your loved ones during Shabbat services for Yahrzeit, Shiva & Shloshim. 

Names to be read on Friday, May 20, 2022

Shabbat Service at 7:00 PM

Annemarie Anderson, Irving Bergson, *Martin A. Brown, Pearl Eisner, *Howard Fox,  Anna Goldberg, John Herman, *Sol Leisner, *Joyce Marks, Frances Peskoe, Everett Rogove, *Gerald Rosenzweig, Ira Schoen, *Robert Schulman, *Arline Schwartzman, Janet Scott, Nanci Gail Stern, Bessie Teitelbaum, *Ralph W. Tuchband, Lucas Viscomi, *Abe Zager

Names to be read on Friday, May 27, 2022

Shabbat Service at 7:00 PM

Charles Bernstein, *Ann Bolotin, *Dorothy Eliscu, Raymond Gittelman, *Ruth Berney-Goldberg, Sylvia Goldsmith, Dorothy Goodstein, Hazel Harmon, Evan Herbert, Harry Kass, *Edward S. Kaufman,  Arthur Joseph Kligman, Linda Kroll, Irene Engle Leverett,  *Bernard Littman, Gerard Oestreicher, *Esther Olsan, *Pauline Prussoff, Jay Rappaport,  Charlotte Rosen, Sarah Beth Rosenblatt, Robert Rubin, Sarah Seiderman, *Mary G. Seitz, Gabriel Spector,   *Rose Wachtel

*To order a memorial plaque, please email or call Jordana in the MRT office. Purchasing a plaque ensures that Kaddish will be said, in perpetuity, at temple services during the week of the anniversary of that person’s death.


Monday-Wednesday: 11 am – 4 pm

Thursday: Closed

Friday: 11 am – 2 pm

Our clergy and staff are always available to you. Please contact anyone with their information below. 

Marc Kline, Rabbi:

(732) 575-2088

Gabrielle Clissold, Cantor:

(732) 688-0661

Magda Reyes, Director of Congregational Learning:

Wayne Hallard, President:

Jordana Steinberg, Office Administrator:

(732) 747-9365 (Office)


Concern about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is on the minds of everyone. Our MRT custodial staff is deep cleaning and sanitizing the building as measures to protect the spreading of the Coronavirus. We continue to follow local authorities measures and CDC guidelines for your safety.

Our Calendar

We strive for a “No Conflict” schedule here at MRT. Please contact the office before scheduling any temple events. This way, each event will be on the calendar, and we can all participate in them.

Thank you!

Click Here for MRT Web Calendar

MRT Accepts PayPal

When making payments or donations to MRT, please consider using PayPal in lieu of checks. It’s a safe, easy way to send money.

Simply go to the donation page of our website ( and follow the instructions. Don’t forget to include the reason for your payment by clicking “Add a Note” once you are logged onto PayPal. Thank you!