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Blessing of the Animals in Somerville Oct. 2 Honors Somerset County Sheriff's K9 Unit

September 26, 2016

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Sheriff’s K-9 unit will be honored at the Blessing of the Animals at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 3 pm, rain or shine.

All creatures great and small, furry or feathered or scaled, and their owners, are welcome for a blessing at St. John’s, located at 158 West High St. 

The blessing of the animals is an ...

Blessing of the Animals in Somerville Oct. 2 Honors Somerset County Sheriff's K9 Unit

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Sheriff’s K-9 unit will be honored at the Blessing of the Animals at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 3 pm, rain or shine.

All creatures great and small, furry or feathered or scaled, and their owners, are welcome for a blessing at St. John’s, located at 158 West High St. 

The blessing of the animals is an ...

Italian Festival Continues at Holy Family Church Sunday

NUTLEY – Holy Family Roman Catholic Church’s 25h Annual Italian Festival continues through 9 p.m. Sunday September 25.

The feast, in celebration of Our Lady of Sorrows, begins at noon following a mass will honor Maria Santissima Addolorata.

The feast includes a carnival midway with skill games, thrill rides, and food reflecting the parish’s Italian and Filipino members.

Ground is Broken for Hunterdon's First Mosque

RARITAN TWP., NJ – Ground was broken for Hunterdon’s first mosque yesterday afternoon in an interfaith service under sunny skies.

The mosque will be at the corner of Route 12 and Autumn Leaf Drive, just across from Heritage Baptist Church.

The mosque, which Muslims also refer to in Arabic as a masjid, won’t be built until the Islamic Center of Hunterdon County can finish ...

Italian Festival Continues at Holy Family Church Sunday

NUTLEY – Holy Family Roman Catholic Church’s 25th Annual Italian Festival continues through 9 p.m. Sunday September 25.

The feast, in celebration of Our Lady of Sorrows, begins at noon following a mass will honor Maria Santissima Addolorata.

The feast includes a carnival midway with skill games, thrill rides, and food reflecting the parish’s Italian and Filipino members.

Hundreds Expected for 'Black Lives Matter' March Sept. 25; Event Necessitates Multiple Late-Afternoon Street Closures

SUMMIT, NJ - A group of 250 or more people are expected to participate in a 'Black Lives Matter' march down Springfield Avenue September 25. The event, a joint effort between the Unitarian Church in Summit and Fountain Baptist Church, begins at Christ Church, located at 561 Springfield Avenue, and culminates with a related banner-raising event at the ...

Hundreds Expected for 'Black Lives Matter' March in Summit Sept. 25; Event Necessitates Multiple Late-Afternoon Street Closures

SUMMIT, NJ - A group of 250 or more people are expected to participate in a 'Black Lives Matter' march down Springfield Avenue September 25. The event, a joint effort between the Unitarian Church in Summit and Fountain Baptist Church, begins at Christ Church, located at 561 Springfield Avenue, and culminates with a related banner-raising event at the ...

Former New Hope Baptist Pastor, The Reverend Leonidas Young, Dead at 62

EAST ORANGE, NJ -  Former Pastor of New Hope Church in East Orange, Rev. Leonidas Young died Saturday after a brief illness. After leaving East Orange, Young, 62, founded the New Kingdom Ministries in Richmond Virginia. He also served on Richmond City Council and was Mayor from 1994 to 1996. Before his death, Young announced his intention to seek the Democratic nomination for ...

Acclaimed Theologian, Author Rabbi Joseph Telushkin to Speak About Jewish Humor at COS-SJCC Sept. 25

SUMMIT, NJ - Renowned theologian -- and New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author -- Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, will speak on “Jewish Humor and What it Shows about the Human Condition.” at Congregation Ohr Shalom - Summit Jewish Community Center (COS-SJCC) on Sunday, Sept. 25, beginning at 7 p.m.

Telushkin’s book Jewish Literacy: The Most Important ...

Community Church in Short Hills Resumes Oasis Food Pantry Program

On Friday, September 30, Community Congregational Church’s Oasis Food Pantry program will start up again after the summer. In partnership with Superintendent Dr. Neely Hackett of the Irvington Public Schools District, Oasis provides fresh produce and groceries for over 250 Irvington families on a monthly basis from September through June. In addition, Community Church distributes diapers ...

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Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel Invites Public to Celebrate the Jewish New Year at Two Unique Services

September 25, 2016

Reform Synagogue will Hold an Informal Outdoor Service at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 2; Intergenerational Services on Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur Afternoons for Young Children, Parents and Caregivers

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel (TSTI) the Reform synagogue in South Orange, invites those who wish to experience a more casual setting to start the Jewish New Year at its early erev Rosh Hashanah service on ...