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Cranford Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. with Annual Interfaith Service & Award

January 19, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Clergy Council held its annual interfaith service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Thursday evening at Trinity Episcopal Church.

The service featured speakers from Cranford Alliance Church, First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Calvary Lutheran Church, Cranford United Methodist Church, St. Mark’s ...

Podcast: Former Cranford Rabbi Was a Freedom Rider, World War II Hero

CRANFORD, NJ - It’s one thing to read history in a book. It’s a whole other thing to have lived it. Rabbi Sidney Shanken served as the rabbi of Temple Beth-El in Cranford from 1957 until 1980 and he took part in two of the biggest historic events of the 20th century; World War II and the civil rights movement. Shanken flew 54 combat missions over Europe as part of the US Army Air ...

Local Group of Jewish and Muslim Women Helps People in Need

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Members from the Union County chapter of the Sisterhood of the Salaam Shalom spent a Saturday afternoon serving a meal at the Muslim Community Soup Kitchen in Plainfield.

Sixty people, on average, show up for a hot meal each week. Costco donates the breads, and Pepsico donates the juices. The team of volunteers from Plainfield, Westfield and Summit ...

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