Religions and Spirituality

December 31, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – Clean water is typically a given in New Jersey. But in developing countries, such is often not the case, something Westfield Police Officer Tiffany Kenny is hoping to help change as she travels to El Salvador in February with the Garwood-based group of Liquid Church to help bring ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The United Reformed Church, 100 West Main St., hosts the annual Central Jersey Twelfth Night-Boar’s Head Festival on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 4 p.m. All are welcome to come and revel in the celebration of the Twelve Days of Christmas, as they did in Elizabethan times. A cast of 125 ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Everyone is invited to join the congregation of Brookdale Reformed Church for a Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at 7:30 p.m. Brookdale Reformed Church is located at 16 Bellevue Ave Bloomfield, near the Bellevue Ave. entrance to Brookdale Park. 973-338-7676

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NUTLEY, NJ - All are welcome as Vincent United Methodist Church gathers for worship at two services for Christmas Eve The Family Service will be held at 4:00 p.m.   It will include the lighting of the Advent and Christ Candles, carols, scripture, and feature a Christmas musical presented by the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - All are welcome to Vincent Church Sunday services on Fourth Advent (Dec. 23) and Christmas Eve (Dec. 24)  Vincent United Methodist Church will gather for worship this Sunday morning, December 23 at 10:00 a.m. on the Fourth Sunday of Advent.  The fourth candle on the Advent wreath ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church will host their annual Blue Christmas Worship Service Thur. Dec. 20 . The holidays can be a difficult time for anyone who is suffering from loss, hurt, or despair. "We understand that these feelings occur and we invite you to a worship service that ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - A festive and happy moment was shared by hundred of visitors as they experienced the excitement of lighting the menorah with Chabad Jewish Center of Holmdel and host Bell Works. Rabbi Shmaya Galperin and his family welcomed everyone and shared the good news of the season. See video ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church on Bellevue Avenue invites the community to gather with friends for 'Pasta with a Side of Christmas Carols' this Saturday afternoon starting at 4 p.m. and continuing into the evening  This Saturday's gathering is a part of a series of food-centric ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Hanukkah celebrations begin at Temple Ner Tamid with a festive TOT SHABBAT for young children and their families from 6:00 p.m.to 6.30 p.m. Friday Dec. 7 Sing and dance with Rabbi Katz and Cantor Meri.  Bring your Hanukkah menorah from home with seven candles.  Stay for a ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Vincent United Methodist Church invites the community to their annual presentation of the Living Nativity on Sunday December 2 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The living nativity has been a Nutley tradition for about 30 years, several years ago the church made the decision to present the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Hanukkah celebrations begin at Temple Ner Tamid with a festive TOT SHABBAT for young children and their families from 6:00 p.m.to 6.30 p.m. Friday Dec. 7 Sing and dance with Rabbi Katz and Cantor Meri.  Bring your Hanukkah menorah from home with seven candles.  Stay for a ...

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On Monday, the Anti Defamation League (ADL) recognized the achievements of The Honorable Gurbir Grewal, who has been named the 2018 ADL Blum-Kovler Nation of Immigrants Award, which he will receive at the Annual Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate, Never is Now, on Monday, December 3 in New York ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Hundreds of residents came together in Spiotta Park on Sunday evening to stand together against hate and remember the victims of the Jewish Tree of Faith Synagogue and other victims of hate crimes. The speakers at the rally, which included community leaders, clergy and elected ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – In response to the deadliest attack on Jews in United States history, more than 2,200 people from throughout northern and central New Jersey came together at Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston on Sunday to mourn the deaths of 11 people who were murdered at the Tree of Life ...

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Indigenous Peoples' Day occurs every year on the second Monday of October, a day traditionally celebrated as Columbus Day, but in recent years have shifted focus to illuminate the experiences of Native Americans and Indigenous People, who were nearly exterminated in parts of what was known as "the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church on Bellevue Ave in Bloomfield NJ will host 'A Taste of the Caribbean' on the afternoon of Sunday October 7.  The event is a part of the congregation's celebration of their faith community with food and music from the homeland of the members. The ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The local Jewish community came out in spades earlier this month to celebrate the opening of the new Chabad at Short Hills Center for Jewish Life, located at 650 South Orange Avenue where Livingston and Short Hills meet. Among the local dignitaries at the grand opening event and ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Chabad of Montville presents a first-hand story of courage and faith from Tuky Treitel, a survivor of the Holocaust, presented Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Montville Township Public Library. Tuky Treitel is a survivor. At the tender age of six, she was entrusted with the ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Holy Family Roman Catholic Church’s 27th Annual Italian Festival kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. continues through 9 p.m. Sunday September 24. The feast, in celebration of Our Lady of Sorrows, will honor Maria Santissima Addolorata. Thursday September 20: Feast is 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Friday  September 14, 2018 family and friends  gathered at St. Paul Baptist Church in Montclair to celebrate the life for Wallace "Wally" Choice, Sr., who passed away on September 9, 2018. Officiating, Bernadette Glover, Senior Pastor of St.Paul, began the processional to, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Holy Family Roman Catholic Church’s 27th Annual Italian Festival will run four nights starting Thursday September 20 at 6 p.m. and continuing to 9 p.m. Sunday September 24. The feast, in celebration of Our Lady of Sorrows, will honor Maria Santissima Addolorata. Thursday September ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church on Bellevue Ave in Bloomfield NJ will host 'A Taste of the Caribbean' on the afternoon of Sunday October 7.  The event is a part of the congregation's celebration of their faith community with food and music from the homeland of the members. The ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Wallace (Wally) Choice, Sr., longtime Montclair resident, has passed away on Sunday evening. After word of the sad news broke, many Montclairions immediately took to social media to pay their respects to the man who has devoted much of his life to improving the lives of many ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Preparations are underway for St. Valentine Church's annual Family Festival. Carnival rides re currently being set up along what will be the midway in the parking lot along East Passaic Ave. The stands for food and biergarten are being set up in the main church parking ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Criminal charges have been dropped against six people, including four clergy members, who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6  at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office, according to Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz of B’nai Abraham in Livingston. Dantowitz, ...

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VERONA, NJ - Our Lady of the Lake School and parish are gearing up for another eventful Kinderfest and Oktoberfest weekend this coming fall.  The 9th annual fall festival will kick off with Kinderfest on Friday, September 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. and then conclude with Oktoberfest on Saturday, ...

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MIDDLETOWN, NJ: On Tuesday, August 7th, the entire community is welcome to join Kevin's Walk; 'Walk the Walk and Pray With Kevin Kret,' - an annual event to gather in prayer, and show support for Kevin and his family, as Kevin continues to recover from a traumatic brain injury (TBI),  as a result ...

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A prominent religious leader who heads one of the largest black churches in Newark has been nominated to the state Parole Board by Gov. Phil Murphy. The Rev. Dr. Ronald Slaughter, the pastor of St. James AME, was tapped to fill a six-year term on the board. “I’m both honored and grateful for ...

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Puerto Rico--Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 hurricane, hit Puerto Rico in September of 2017, killing many and displacing even more people. In response to the tragedy, high school students representing Bloomfield High School's Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Skyline Church of Bloomfield traveled ...

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BRANT BEACH - Everyone enjoys the excitement of a summer carnival.  It brings out the child in all of us.  Since 1975, St. Francis of Assisi Parish has been hosting the Festival of the Sea Carnival, annually.   The Festival of the Sea begins Wednesday, August 8, and continues through Sunday, August ...

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