This Week’s Event Email




MRT Weekly Eblast

August 3, 2021


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

Tuesday, August 3 at 7:00 pm Covid Task Force Meeting-Virtual

Wednesday, August 4 at 3:30 pm RAC-NJ Virtual Lobby Meeting with New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez

Register HERE More Information HERE

Wednesday, August 4 at 5:00 pm Gan Mazon Summer Volunteer Opportunity

Thursday, August 5 at 7:15 pm Choir Rehearsal

Friday, August 6 at 8:00 am Mini Meditation Sessions with Elliott Familant

Join Zoom HERE

Friday, August 6 at 6:00 pm Shabbat Service

Watch via livestream HERE

Saturday, August 7 at 9:30 am Torah Study

Tuesday, August 10 at 8:00 am Coffee and Conversation

Tuesday, August 10 at 7:00 pm Men’s Club Social at MJ’s

Tuesday, August 10 at 7:00 pm Ritual Meeting


Due to the overwhelming feedback we received indicating that the our new Yahrzeit reading policy was unpopular among congregants, we are reverting back to our old procedure. Effective immediately, all yahrzeit names for the week will automatically be read during memorial prayers. You no longer need to contact the office or the clergy to ensure your loved one’s name is read.

Upcoming Worship Service


FRIDAY, AUGUST 6th at 6:00 PM

Shabbat service this Friday night, led by Rabbi Sally J Priesand and Cantor Gabrielle Clissold

SERMON TITLE: Blessing or Curse?

Click Here to Watch Via Livestream

Rabbi Kline’s Sabbatical & Upcoming Worship Services

Rabbi Kline is on Sabbatical. He will be returning on August 8th. Click HERE for the letter that was previously sent out to the Congregation. Click HERE for a note from Cantor Clissold regarding upcoming worship services.

High Holy Days 2021

We are happy to announce that once again this year, our High Holy Day services will be held in person in our sanctuary, as well as on livestream. More information will be sent out to the congregation in the coming weeks via email and snail mail. Also, stay tuned for information about this year’s High Holy Day Food and Hygiene Drive.

Selichot: August 28

Erev Rosh Hashanah: September 6

Rosh Hashanah: September 7

Kol Nidre: September 15

Yom Kippur: September 16

2021 (5782) MRT Memorial Book

Click this link to make an online payment through PayPal:

Every year for the High Holy days, MRT publishes a memorial tribute book to remember people our members hold dear.

Please click the button below for more information and to verify/submit your list of names.

Submissions are due by August 6th.

Click here for information/links related to Memorial Book 2021 (5782)

Happening this Week!

The Reform Movement is organizing across the United States to meet virtually with U.S. Senators to advocate in support of the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. A virtual lobby meeting with your Senator has been scheduled and we need you there!

Virtual Lobby Meeting with

New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez

Wednesday, August 4, 3:30 pm


Volunteer Opportunity of the Week

Interfaith Neighbors has been invited to participate in the Gannett Foundation’s A Community Thrives fundraising challenge, and we need your help! If we are able to raise $6,000 by August 12th, we could be eligible to receive an additional grant of up to $100,000! 

The Interfaith Neighbors Kula Urban Farm Expansion Project campaign is raising funds to support the expansion of the farm and introduce physical improvements that will allow us to grow and enhance our community programming. 


The Kula Urban Farm is a social enterprise conceived by and established by Interfaith Neighbors in 2014 with the intention of further bolstering the economic outlook for Asbury Park and its Westside neighborhood. The farm provides on-site job training, community and youth educational programs and fresh produce both for sale and free for those in need. 


August Tzedakah Collection

In recent history it came to light that one of the African-American cantors of the 1920s and 1930s, Thomas LaRue Jones (1894-1954), lay in an unmarked grave in a cemetery in Linden, New Jersey. 

LaRue’s importance to this forgotten moment of Black and Jewish-American history cannot be overestimated given his decades-long career as a beloved singer of traditional Yiddish songs and cantorial liturgy on the stage, radio and on record in the United States and in Europe. 

To learn more about this extremely worthy project you can follow: 

Cantor Gabrielle and John Clissold are matching all funds raised to pay for a headstone to be erected in his memory. Please give generously!

You can donate directly by using the button below. Please email or call the office to let us know about your donation so that it can be matched

Donate Directly through GoFundMe 

Donations to our Virtual Tzedakah Box can also be made by check payable to MRT, or 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 Tzedakah/Cantor Thomas LaRue Jones.

Upcoming Meetings

Covid Task Force Meeting- Via Zoom

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Mini Meditation Sessions with Elliott Familant

Friday, August 6, 2021 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.

Saturday Morning Torah Study

Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 9:30 am

Check our Friday Pamphlet for the Zoom link to join.

Coffee and Conversation

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 8:00 am

Join us outside the Coffee Corral in Red Bank (corner of Shrewsbury and Dr. James Parker) – bring your chairs!

Summer/Fall Newsletter Submissions Needed

Our Summer/Fall newsletter is coming! Please email if you have something you wish to publicize. The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 6th.

MRT Committee News


Fabulous Foodie Fundraiser 2021

Apple Pie & Honey or Chocolate Babka & Honey

Orders must be in by Monday, August 16th.

Email with any questions.

Click HERE for the order form with more information.

Save the Date

Shrewsbury Sailing & Yacht Club Book Swap and Dinner

Monday, August 23, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Please send questions or sign up by emailing

Men’s Club

Men’s Club Social at MJ’s in Tinton Falls

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM

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.


Due to the overwhelming feedback we received indicating that the our new Yahrzeit reading policy was unpopular among congregants, we are reverting back to our old procedure. Effective immediately, all yahrzeit names for the week will automatically be read during memorial prayers. You no longer need to contact the office or the clergy to ensure your loved one’s name is read.


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, August 6, 2021

Summer Shabbat Service at 6:00 PM

*Esther Baker, *Bradley Blonder, *Mildred B. Cohen, Morris Cowan, Edith Fleischer, Addie Gabel, Joseph Stanley Goldberg, *Frieda Heffes, Phyllis Herbert, Annette Katz, Samuel Kezsbom, Ralph Rapisardi, Marvin Rosenberg, *Renee Sosin Schlosberg, *Lt. Howard Jon Schnabolk, *Maurice Schwartz, Paul Scott, *Michael Simms, Edward Volgerstein

Names to be read on Friday, August 13, 2021

Summer Shabbat Service at 6:00 PM

Nettie Auerbach, Anita Basen, *Stacey Mira Bassin, Celia Berlin, *Esther Brandwene, Daphne Calderwood, Harold Cohan, Harold Gabel, *Lee Garin, *Robert D. Gelber, *Roy C. Gelber, Stella Gittelman, *Louis Gold, Myrna Hassan, Gerritt Heidema, Herb Josephson, Harold Kaplan, Rose Kass, *Charles Komar, Raymond Parker, Anne Potter, Esther Rapisardo, *Ralph Schlosberg, Nat Seiderman, Ethel Alpine Semer, Lloyd Shapiro, Stuart Sperling, Evelyn Taskel, Angelo Vicenzi, *Rose Halpern Zager

*Names with asterisks have memorial plaques.

*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.


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 office is open with limited hours, but 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)

Our Calendar

We strive for a “No Conflict” schedule here at MRT. Please contact the office before scheduling any temple events. This way, each virtual 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, especially during this time of social distancing.

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!