Religions and Spirituality

March 24, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ "The only way we can stop the madness is to realize -- as the Torah says, we are all made in the image of God," Rabbi Robert Green of Congregation B'Nai Israel said in opening a vigil held at the temple just one day less than a week after 50 mosque worshippers were slain in ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In celebration of their inclusive efforts within the West Orange community, Mayor Robert Parisi and the West Orange Human Relations Commission (WOHRC) have been selected as the recipients of the Good Neighbor Award presented by the Federated Church of Livingston. Rev. Dr. Carol ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – When you’re called “The Terrorist’s Son,” your family changes its name and your elementary school makes it known that you are not welcome. You move about 20 times during your childhood. You get bullied a lot. But when an entire religious community is ostracized because of the acts ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - This Sunday, Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael will play host to a speaker who is looking to improve the lives of young women and girls around the world. Forced and child marriage is legal in the U.S.  Unchained At Last, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending this human-rights ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – When you’re called “The Terrorist’s Son,” your family changes its name and your elementary school makes it known that you are not welcome. You move about 20 times during your childhood. You get bullied a lot. But when an entire religious community is ostracized because of the acts ...

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The Mercy Church of God at 20 Foster Street, Bergenfield, will host a free clothing giveaway tomorrow from 12-3pm. The giveaway will have new and gently used clothing, including clothes, shoes, coats and more for men, women and children.  "Mercy Church is a community church that aims to serve ...

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HACKENSCK, NJ -- Yesterday, the County of Bergen brought together Greek American community leaders and residents in celebration of Greek Independence Day and raised the flag of Greece above the County Administration building at One Bergen County Plaza. Photographs of the event are included ...

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OLEAN, NY – Many people of different religious backgrounds gathered Thursday evening in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Olean to pray for peace in the aftermath of a gunman's opening fire in two New Zealand mosques and killing 50 worshipers a week ago. The service began with a universal prayer ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- Veteran radio traffic reporter and longtime Westfield resident Joe Nolan returned to Holy Trinity School to cut the ribbon at the new gym on Wednesday, March 20, and shared stories of his experience with current students. Nolan, a member of the high school class of 1976, the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Veteran radio traffic reporter and longtime Westfield resident Joe Nolan returned to Holy Trinity School to cut the ribbon at the new gym on Wednesday, March 20, and shared stories of his experience with current students. Nolan, a member of the high school class of 1976, the last ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -- Veteran radio traffic reporter and longtime Westfield resident Joe Nolan returned to Holy Trinity School to cut the ribbon at the new gym on Wednesday, March 20, and shared stories of his experience with current students. Nolan, a member of the high school class of 1976, the ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Congregation B'nai Israel in Basking Ridge, together with the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge (ISBR) will co-host a vigil for the victims of the terrorist attack on the two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that took place last week. The "Vigil for Victims of the New ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Westminster Presbyterian Church is pleased to announce that Rev. George A. Betz has recently been installed as Interim Pastor of Westminster located at 725 Mountain Avenue Berkeley Heights.  Rev. Betz is a graduate of Princeton Seminary where he received a Masters Degree ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Congregation B'nai Israel in Basking Ridge, together with the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge (ISBR) will co-host a vigil for the victims of the terrorist attack on the two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand that took place last week. The "Vigil for Victims of the New ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – More than 100 people from Westfield and surrounding areas gathered for a candlelight vigil in support of the Muslim community Tuesday night, following Friday’s attacks on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which killed 50 people. The vigil, held at the MLK monument on the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In the wake of the Christchurch shootings that left 50 members of New Zealand's Muslim community dead, residents of every religious stripe came together for an evening of healing and hope. Approximately 130 people were in attendance at the Candle Light Vigil for Peace, a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- St. Bartholomew Church celebrated the Feast of Saint Joseph on Tuesday, March 19, with a St. Joseph's table filled with breads and desserts. In Italy and in many Italian-American communities, the Feast of Saint Joseph (San Giuseppe) is an important celebration. St. Joseph is ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In the wake of the Christchurch shootings that left 50 members of New Zealand's Muslim community dead, residents of every religious stripe came together for an evening of healing and hope. Approximately 130 people were in attendance at the Candle Light Vigil for Peace, a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – More than 100 people from Westfield and surrounding areas gathered for a candlelight vigil in support of the Muslim community Tuesday night, following Friday’s attacks on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which killed 50 people. The vigil, held at the MLK monument on the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Join Temple Ner Tamid for an intergenerational Megillah reading to celebrate the festival of Purim on March 20. It will  begin at 6 p.m.with crafts for the youngest members followed by an Intergenerational Megillah Reading at 6:30 p.m.. Afterward, everyone will break out into ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville and Boonton United Methodist Churches hosted an event March 8, both to honor their essay contest winners and to shed some light on mental health issues. Titled “Rising from the Ashes” and held at the Montville United Methodist Church, the event was designed to ...

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BOONTON, NJ – Hundreds gathered at the Jam-E-Masjid Mosque on March 17 to mourn the loss of 50 New Zealand Muslims gunned down while they were at worship. The event in Boonton, sponsored by the Morris County Islamic Centers, attracted those of all faiths, and many local and county dignitaries ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – More than 100 people from Westfield and surrounding areas gathered for a candlelight vigil in support of the Muslim community Tuesday night, following Friday’s attacks on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which killed 50 people. The vigil, held at the MLK monument on the ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ – They stood on the corner of Maplewood Avenue and Baker Street with candles on Monday night. Their message was to stop hate. About 50 people came out that evening for a vigil to honor those who were killed in the New Zealand massacre last Friday. Religious leaders, members of ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Join Temple Ner Tamid for an intergenerational Megillah reading to celebrate the festival of Purim on March 20. It will  begin at 6 p.m.with crafts for the youngest members followed by an Intergenerational Megillah Reading at 6:30 p.m.. Afterward, everyone will break out into ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Join Temple Ner Tamid for an intergenerational Megillah reading to celebrate the festival of Purim on March 20. It will  begin at 6 p.m.with crafts for the youngest members followed by an Intergenerational Megillah Reading at 6:30 p.m.. Afterward, everyone will break out into ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The Islamic Society of Central Jersey will an interfaith event to show solidarity with New Zealand this Thursday at the ISCJ on Route 1 South from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Religious leaders, community leaders, members of the South Brunswick Police Department, local and state elected ...

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EDISON, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School celebrated Grandparents Day on Tuesday, March 19. Grandparents of students were invited to the campus to eat breakfast with their grandsons, take a tour of the campus, and celebrate the Feast of Saint Joseph liturgy with our school community. Over 130 ...

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BOONTON, NJ – Hundreds gathered at the Jam-E-Masjid Mosque on March 17 to mourn the loss of 50 New Zealand Muslims gunned down while they were at worship. The event in Boonton, sponsored by the Morris County Islamic Centers, attracted those of all faiths, and many local and county dignitaries ...

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Chabad of Hunterdon will be hosting a community Purim Party themed The Incredible Purim Superhero Edition, acreative twist to this year’s community celebration of Purim. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite Superhero costume. The festivities will be held at The Beaver Brook Country Club ...

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