This Week’s Event Email




MRT Weekly Eblast

July 21, 2020


Our office remains closed, but our clergy and staff are working remotely and are 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 Education:

Marjorie Wold, President:

Jordana Steinberg, Office Administrator:

Upcoming Virtual Worship & Events

Shabbat Service Friday, at 6:00 PM

Live Stream Shabbat Services this Friday night with Cantor Gabrielle Clissold

Click here to watch

Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Covid Task Force Meeting

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Adult Education Meeting

Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Contact Marjorie Wold for Zoom information,

Mini Meditation Sessions with Elliott Familant

Friday July 24, 2020 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, July 25, 2020 at 9:30 am

Check our Friday pamphlet for the Zoom link to join.


Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm

End the week with MRT!

Check our Friday pamphlet for the Zoom link to join.

Tuesday Morning Events

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

8:00 am – Coffee and Conversation Join us outside the Coffee Corral in Red Bank (corner of Shrewsbury and Dr. James Parker) – bring your chairs!

10:00 am – A 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 Educator Magda Reyes.

Click HERE to join Zoom Meeting.

Everyone is welcome!

Sisterhood Virtual Events

Mahjong, Tuesdays, 1-3 pm

Every Tuesday from 1-3 pm we

will be playing Mahjong virtually.

Contact Nancy Zaslowe for

more details:

Socially Distanced Beach Social

Monday, August 3 at noon (rain date: Wednesday, August 5)

Meet at the beach – North Beach Avenue, Long Branch. Entrance is free for guests 62+. Bring your own lunch, drink, mask, and any other items for an enjoyable beach day.

Please RSVP to host Nancy Zaslowe at

Book Club Meeting

Monday, July 27 at 7:00 pm

This month’s book is “Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson. If you plan on joining the July book club meeting, please RSVP with your email address to host Nancy Zaslowe at

Men’s Club Virtual Events

Virtual Jewish Heritage Discussions with Rabbi Kline

Wednesday, July 29 at 7:00 PM

This month’s topic for Jewish Heritage Discussions with Rabbi Kline is Antisemitism and Absolute. Look for the Zoom link join this event in next week’s e-blast.

Social Action Committee Events


Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:30 PM

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Click here to register

New Program at MRT:

Seeing Human Through a Jewish Lens


We are excited to let you know about our newest learning opportunities at MRT. Seeing Human through a Jewish Lens: Jewish Approaches to Contemporary Issues will look at issues of race, gender, anti-semitism and Israel over the next few months with opportunities for learning, discussion and questioning. This experience is presented through a joint partnership between MRT’s Religious Education, Adult Learning, Sisterhood, Men’s Club and Social Action Committees. 

Topics will include: understanding and recognizing white privilege, a historical exploration of slavery and civil rights, raising children who value difference, the Black Jewish experience in mainstream Judaism and civic engagement. The intention is to start these programs mid-summer and hold them throughout the year.

Please keep an eye on your inbox for an email this week with more detailed information about all of our upcoming events in this new program.

Volunteer Opportunity Of The Week

Lunch Break in Red Bank needs volunteers to help people needing financial help paying bills due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The process requires speaking on the phone with people who need help, making sure they submit bills and payee information, along with other work. Please consider volunteering to help Lunch Break help others. A training session will be provided. Please contact Lunch Break or Meryl Smith,, if you can spare some time to do this good deed.


May our loved ones’ memories forever be a blessing

Rabbi Kline and Cantor Clissold will read the names of your loved ones during live stream services during this time for Yahrtzeit, Mi Sheberach, Shiva & Shloshim. 

Names to be read on Friday, July 24, 2020 

Live Stream Shabbat Service at 6 PM

*Becky Rosenbaum, Herman Teitelbaum, *Emily Lansky, Leslie Alan Marsh, Frances Berk, Jean Neuhauser, Benjamin Einhorn, *Jugo J. Braun, *Dr. Abraham Collis, Charles Wertheim, *Helen Berg, *Julius Brightman, Janice Williams, *Henrietta Yagoda, Sheryl Zukofsky

Names to be read on Friday, July 31, 2020

Live Stream Shabbat Service at 6 PM

*Jack Gardy, *Jessie Levine, Helene Prince, Tom Walker, David Frank Goldberg, Nancy Silver, Alex Ashkenaz, *Rose Brenner, *Frank Kipnis, *Samuel Offenhenden, *Rhoda Leisner, Leonard Peltzman, *Irving Schulman, Irving Mandelbaum, *Samuel L. Miller, *Evelyn Taksel, *Bradley Blonder, Addie Gabel, *Evan Sanford Goodman, Annette Katz, Samuel Kezsbom, *Reba Ostroff


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 virtual event will be on the calendar, and we can all participate in them.

Thank you!

Temple Cancellations

We regret that with the security needed from the Coronavirus, we have had to cancel temple worship and replace it with live stream or Zoom meetings.

This includes ALL MRT committee meetings (unless Virtual held by the Chair),

Sisterhood and Men’s Club events and Religious School (Virtual classroom only)

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 our website and select Pay Pal. Don’t forget to add the reason for your payment in the memo section as you go through the process. Thank you!