Religions and Spirituality

October 15, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Hundreds gathered at St. Bartholomew of the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains Tuesday evening for the fifth annual Union County Day of Prayer, which featured speakers from the Sikh and Hindu faiths for the first time in the event’s history. With the theme "Striving to Make a ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford World Trade Center Memorial Committee and the Cranford Clergy Council will be hosting a 9/11 Memorial Service on Tuesday, September 11th at 6:30 p.m. at Cranford’s World Trade Center Memorial Park on Springfield and North Union Avenues. In the case of inclement weather, the ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – In a quaint white house near the border of Cranford and Garwood, 105-year-old Kurt Steiner sat at his dining room table, surrounded by cabinets that held his collection of Viennese glass and antique Limoge plates. At his table, he had his carefully taped together passport and exit ...

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OSAGE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA - For six days over spring break, teens and chaperones from Cranford and Kenilworth went on the annual Appalachian Mission Trip, affectionately known as “Appy,” to volunteer at the local community center, The Shack. The group was comprised of 52 teens and nine ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Holocaust survivor Michael Bornstein spent the majority of his life in silence surrounding his horrifying experiences as a young boy. According to his daughter, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat, those memories were simply too painful to share. “I’ve always known that my father was a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Six protesters, including four clergy members, who were holding a sit-in at Congressman Leonard Lance’s office in Westfield to support “Dreamers” were arrested Monday, according to Westfield police. The Rev. Ann Ralosky and Rev. John Rogers of First Congregational Church in ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Re-entry Corporation opened their doors last week to officials and the public to get a good look at their newest location and what they have to offer to people living in Union County that have a criminal record and may need extra help to get a job, housing and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield residents Alissa Berger and Jenny Tananbaum, along with a rotating group of about 75 volunteers, greet refugee families nearly every Saturday at Temple Emanu-El in Westfield. What started as a mitzvah project for Berger’s son, Dylan, quickly evolved into a group ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – A group of non-profit organizations and interfaith congregations are seeking multi-faith congregations across Union County to participate in the 2nd Annual Homeless Sabbath Weekend, according to a press release from Monarch Housing and the First Presbyterian Church of ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - Cranford Radio recently sat down with Rabbis Neal Tow and Rachel Schwartz, the couple who recently took on the leadership roles at Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim. Check out the interview here to hear about Tow's and Schwartz's new roles and their early impressions of ...

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CRANFORD, NJ –St. Michael Church will host an evening of music and holiday spirit during its 2017 concert, “Advent and Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols.” The concert will feature adult, youth and hand bell choirs, along with vocal soloists and the Atlas Brass Quintet, according to Dr.

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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - Youth groups from St. Michael’s of Cranford and St. Theresa’s of Kenilworth sent 22 teens to participate in NCYC, or the National Catholic Youth Conference, along with approximately 20,000 teens from all over the country. The conference is held every two years. This ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim will host an interfaith Thanksgiving service next Monday, sponsored by the Cranford Clergy Council and the Interfaith Human Relations Committee. The service will feature a pledge of allegiance by Cranford boy and girl scouts, words from the Clergy ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Hundreds joined the Union County Day of Prayer hosted at The Parish Community of St. Helen in Westfield on Tuesday evening. The event was sponsored by the Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council and Community Access Unlimited. According to the event’s program, the ...

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