This Week’s Event Email




MRT Weekly Eblast

April 20, 2021


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

Tuesday, April 20 at 7:00 pm Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, April 22 at 7:00 pm Mitzvah Day Planning Meeting

Friday, April 23 at 7:00 pm Live Stream Shabbat Service

Watch HERE

Saturday, April 24 at 9:30 am Torah Study

Saturday, April 24 at 10:00 am Live Stream Shabbat Morning Service, Bar Mitzvah of Eli Tolchin

Watch HERE

Sunday, April 25 at 4:00 pm Annual Meeting-Virtual

Join Zoom HERE Annual Report HERE

Monday, April 26 at 7:00 pm Sisterhood-Book Club Meeting

Monday, April 26 at 7:30 pm Membership Meeting

Monday, April 26 at 8:00 pm Seeing Human: Sacred Renewal in Spring Holiday Celebrations.

Register HERE

Tuesday, April 27 at 8:00 am Coffee and Conversation

Tuesday, April 27 at 10:00 am A Gathering of Wisdom

Tuesday, April 27 at 1:00 pm Sisterhood-Mahjong


Sunday, May 2 from 9:30 am- 2:00 pm Mitzvah Day 2021

List of Mitzvah Day Service Projects HERE

Sign up to volunteer HERE

Thursday, May 6 at 7:00 pm The Next Step- Conversation from the book “White Fragility”

Saturday, May 8 from 10:30 am- 12:00 pm & 12:30 pm- 2:00 pm Adult Ed Shabbat Kallah Program with Rabbi Alysa Stanton

RSVP for Zoom by May 5.

Saturday, May 8 Men’s Club Mike’s Crumb Cake fundraiser-Deadline to Order, Pickup May 16 after 10:30 am

More Information HERE

Order Online HERE

Upcoming Virtual Worship


Friday, April 23rd at 7:00 PM

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


Saturday, April 24th at 10:00 AM

Live stream service this Saturday morning, led by Rabbi Marc Kline, Cantor Gabrielle Clissold, and Bar Mitzvah, Eli Tolchin

Click Here to Watch

MRT Annual Meeting 2021

This year’s Annual meeting will be held this Sunday, April 25th at 4:00 pm on Zoom. Below is the Annual report, which recaps our year, as well as the Nominating Committee’s proposed slate of the Board of Trustees, and the Proposed 2022-23 budget. Copies of the budget and balance sheet are available in the MRT office. Join Zoom HERE

We hope you can join us for this important meeting. All current, outgoing and incoming board members should be on the call to accept their oath of office.

Annual Report
Nominating Committee’s Proposed Slate of the  Board of Trustees
Proposed 2022-2023 Budget

Mitzvah Day 2021

Mitzvah Day is Sunday, May 2, 2021

9:30-2:00 pm

In preparation for this day of Tikkun Olam-of giving to those in need- we are currently collecting items for some of our projects. 

There are labeled bins outside the front door of MRT, and we are asking for donations of the following items:

  • Bars of soap for crocheted soap sacks
  • Blank greeting cards (no envelopes needed) for thank you cards to servicemen and women-This Bin will only be available for pickup/drop-off of cards on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10-4.  
  • Diapers in any size 
  • Disinfecting wipes, dish and hand soap, latex disposable gloves, granola bars, instant oatmeal packs, cereal, and fruit cups

This year’s Mitzvah Day will be hybrid, with a mix of in-person events and projects that can be done at home. We have a wide range of service activities planned for all ages.

Click the left button below for a list of all of the community collections, crafts, and clean-up activities we have planned for Mitzvah Day 2021, along with the link to sign up to volunteer. Or click the middle button to go directly to the sign-up page.

Some of the collections/projects are already underway. In addition, now through Mitzvah Day, we are highlighting four community organizations in need of support. Donate online through the button below, or send in a check payable to MRT. Please make sure to write Mitzvah Day along with the name of the organization in the memo line.

We will be unable to provide a lunch this year due to Covid-19. However, we will be gathering outside of MRT after completing the projects. Please bring your own lunch, chair and reusable water bottle. We will provide individually wrapped snacks and jugs of water to refill your water bottles.

Please join the Social Action/Mitzvah Day committee in making a contribution to our community.  

Click here for a complete list of Mitzvah Day service projects, and the link to sign up
Sign up for Mitzvah Day service projects here
Donate to community organizations in need here



A recent large donation of fine yarn as well as worsted weight yarn is waiting for you! Mitzvah Day is approaching and volunteers are invited to make projects. Also, if you know anyone who might be interested in making items for personal use, high-end yarn is available. Please contact Maddy Kalb @ or call 732-530-9270 for details. 

Save the Date

April Virtual Tzedakah Collection

MRT has a long-term partnership with Interfaith Neighbors, having helped create the organization. Rabbi Sally 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.

Donations to our Virtual Tzedakah Box can be made by check payable to MRT, or through our website by

clicking HERE.*

*Please make sure to add a note to your payment specifying that the funds should be directed towards Tzedakah/Interfaith Neighbors.

Upcoming Virtual Meetings

Board of Trustees Meeting-Via Zoom

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Mitzvah Day Planning Meeting-Via Zoom

Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Annual Meeting-Via Zoom

Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Membership Meeting-Via Zoom

Monday, April 26, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Upcoming Events

Mini Meditation Sessions with Elliott Familant

Friday, April 23, 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, April 24, 2021 at 9:30 am

Check our Friday Pamphlet for the Zoom Link to join.

Seeing Human: Sacred Renewal in Spring Holiday Celebrations

Monday, April 26, 2021 8:00 PM

Spring season offers renewal and redemption in each of the major world religions

Join community members and clergy from various faiths to explore the commonality of faithful experience that this season brings, and the many different

lenses through which our diverse cultures view it. Rabbi Kline will be one of the speakers. Register HERE

Tuesday Morning Events

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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 Rabbi Marc Kline.

Check our Friday pamphlet for the Zoom link to join.

Everyone is Welcome.

The Next Step

MRT Committee News


Mahjong, Tuesdays, 1-3 pm

Every Tuesday from 1-3 pm we

will be playing Mahjong virtually.

Contact Nancy Zaslowe for

more details:

Book Club Meeting

Monday, April 26th at 7 PM


by Dani Shapiro  

Host: Joy Schuchman 

RSVP: for Zoom link

Men’s Club

MRT Crumb Cake Fundraiser

Sponsored by Men’s Club

Order some delicious crumb cakes from

Mike’s Crumb Cake Factory.

Two popular flavors are available:

Vanilla and Vanilla Chocolate Chip.

Cost: $10 per Crumb Cake

Deadline to Order: Saturday, May 8th

Pick-up Date: Sunday, May 16th after 10:30 am

How to Order: Order and pay online HERE.

OR send a check into MRT, made payable to MRT Men’s Club, Attention: Men’s Club. Be sure to include a note indicating your flavor(s) and quantities.

Questions? contact Dave Makow,, 732-567-4139.

Click Here for More Information

Mi Sheberach

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


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 during this time for Yahrtzeit, Shiva & Shloshim. 

Names to be read on Friday, April 23, 2021

Live Stream Shabbat Service at 7:00 PM

Yetta Drath, Gerry Huegel, *Rose Priesand, Frank Whyman, Harold Newman, Sigmund Kaswiner, Howard Romanick, Arlene Batzar, Rose Spellman, Florre Fine, *Rae Ostrov, Solomon Jochnowitz, Herbert Shapiro

Names to be read on Friday, April 30, 2021

Live Stream Shabbat Service at 7:00 PM

*Lena Smolensky Collis, Esther Grace Milchman, Dorothy Canbria, *Sidney Martin, *Wendy Salomon, Lillian Shapiro, Nanci Gail Stern, Sheldon Fierstein, Eleanor Gaudette, Laura Holzman, *Paul Kramer, Harry Levine, Irma Oestreicher, *Susan Rae Harran, Murray Sussman, Warren Tockerman, Annette Marks, *John A. Munch, *Michael Ruggera, *Ruth Singer, David F. Whyman, Seymour Okon, Bessie Rosenberg, Nick Attias, Daniel Lowenstein, *Dinah Newman, Martin S. Schechter, Joseph Szitanko


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 operating under a limited building opening, 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 Education:

Marjorie Wold, 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!

Temple Cancellations

We regret that due to Covid-19, in order to keep everyone safe, we have had to discontinue in-person temple worship and meetings and replace them with live stream or Zoom meetings.

This includes ALL MRT committee meetings, Sisterhood and Men’s Club events and Religious School classes.

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!