During the High Holy Days, we at MRT do a Food and Supply Drive for The Center. MRT has supported The Center since its inception in 1992. The Center provides support services for people living with HIV/AIDS and their caregivers. The dedicated staff of mostly volunteers offers its clients a safe haven in order to instill a sense of community and stability in their lives, as well as permanent, supportive housing for 25 adults.
Our High Holy Day Collection runs through the end of Sukkot. Pleasereturn your filled bags during one of our Sukkot events or drop off items in the lobby during office hours. Below is the list of needed items.
Men’s underwear Sizes 32, 34,36,38
Women’s underwear sm, med. g. xl.
Men’s and Women’s t-shirts
Shampoo and conditioner
Reusable shopping bags
FOOD FOR THE PANTRY
Black bean cans
Mashed potato mix
CPR Course coming to MRT
CPR Course coming to MRT, Sunday October 29th 12:30 – 3:30
Learn How to Save a Life! Learn CPR and use of an AED!
Ages 15 – Adult.
Limit: 20 people/families. Registration required.
Nearly 1,000 people die every day from cardiac arrests and the vast majority of cardiac arrests happen at home, in public places and workplaces. Chances are it will happen to a family member or someone you work with or care about. Our instructor will be Beth Weston-Knotts, Registered Nurse as well as Emergency Medical Technician. The class is free, however there is a cost of $21 if you need to be registered with the American Heart Association and receive a course completion card for workplace, teaching, volunteer, etc.
Registration is open to all of MRT. Feel free to sign-up with your family members (children 15 and older). You will share one practice manikin as a family.
Note: for an American Heart Assoc. card please let Rickie know you need the completion card ahead of time and also provide your address. Plan to pay RIckie on the day of the class (cash, check, venmo, paypal or cashapp)
ATTENTION ALL KNITTERS, CROCHETERS AND EVERYONE ELSE!
All you need to do is KNIT or CROCHET!
This is the time of year that we encourage our crafty members to donate their handmade knit or crochet items. In the past few years, our MRT “yarnies” have created hats, scarves, and mittens that were distributed to children, women and men. The facilities that have received our beautiful, warm, wearable items include Family Resource Associates, Red Bank; Parker Health Clinic, Red Bank; Monmouth Daycare Center, Red Bank.
For MRT members who are not involved with fiber arts, you can help by donating skeins of yarn that will be distributed to our active “yarnies”.
The Tzedkah Box collection for October is supporting the Maui Strong Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation. Working in close collaboration with state and county leaders, nonprofit organizations, and community members to understand the quickly evolving priorities, the Maui Strong Fund provides financial resources to support the immediate and long-term recovery needs for the people and places affected by the devastating Maui wildfires. Financial donations currently support necessities for displaced families, such as food, clothing, and shelter. The Fund supports risk reduction and disaster readiness, rapid relief and response, recovery and stabilization, and rebuilding resilience.
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 Maui Strong Fund.
We are always seeking charitable organizations to support with our matching Tzedakah box. If you have an organization that you feel would connect with MRT’s mission, please contact Jordana in the temple office.
Ritual Meeting-On Zoom
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 7:00 pm
More Upcoming Events
Mini Meditation Sessions with Elliott Familant
Friday, October 6, 2023 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.
The Adult Education Committee has developed a flyer that showcases study and educational programs being offered at Monmouth Reform Temple for the 2023-24 year. Printed copies of the flyer will be made available at High Holy Day Services. In addition, the flyer may be accessed through the temple
website: monmouthreformtemple.org, by clicking on adult Jewish learning, programs and schedules.
We hope you will take advantage of many of these exciting, eclectic offerings in music, film, tourism, Israel,Bible study, spirituality and mysticism, history, and current events. We welcome you to take the plunge into our pool of learning.
Our engaging MRT Sisterhood offers many activities and programs throughout the year to its members. We are also members of the group called Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), the umbrella organization of Sisterhoods nationwide. WRJ offers a multitude of interesting programs, both educational and social, through its website to explore and participate in. Feel free to visit www.wrj.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,cell# 732-208-3564
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 Edelman, 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
The names of your loved ones will be read during Shabbat services for Yahrzeit, Shiva & Shloshim.
Names to be read on Friday, October 6, 2023
Shabbat Service at 6:00 PM
*Arnold Burns, *Charles Cooper, *Stanley Familant, *Louis Feinman, Frank Froelich, *Frances Gettelson, *Herbert Ginzburg, Ruth Goldenberg, Manley Gutterman, *Ludwig L. Jacobi, Richard Kaye, *Henry Kipnis, Faye Morer, Elaine Roffman, Leroy Sachs, Shelley Stern, *Michael Weiss, *Max David Weissman, Audrey Wertheim, Louis Yoblick
Names to be read on Friday, October 13, 2023
Shabbat Service at 7:00 PM
*Leo Bernstein, *Ruth Brenner, Maxine Byck, Jim Cook, David Doctorow, Frieda Elias, Sadie Finkelstein, Larry Ginsberg, Betty Henken, *Rabbi Regina Jonas, *Martha S. Kaufmann, Leonard Israel Kleinman, *Suzanne Kretzmer, *Miriam Kridel, Nancy Krupit, Lynn Lowenstein, Carmela Pernick, Paul Rapisardi, Renee Schoen, Fred Steinberg, Ezra Ure, *Murray Weiss
*Names with an asterisk 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.
Jewish Federation Upcoming Events
FALL IS THE TIME TO CONNECT | FEDERATION IS THE PLACE
Get set to kick off the new year at fun and feel-good gatherings for a cause you care about! These events are for everyone. Come by yourself or with a partner.
Federation events strengthen friendships old and new while bolstering the community’s ability to care for those in need, address antisemitic bias and threats, and invest in our children’s Jewish future.
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 (https://monmouthreformtemple.org/donate/) 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!