Religions and Spirituality

May 12, 2019

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Flemington Community Jewish Center is planning to honor Hunterdon icon Archie Fagan at a special ceremony on May 26. The event will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Center on Route 523, just opposite the Raritan Township Municipal building. Fagan is a legend in Hunterdon. The ...

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ANNANDALE, NJ - The Chabad based here has reacted to the April 27 shooting at the Poway Chabad House synagogue, which happened on the last day of the Passover holiday. Chabad of Hunterdon is encouraging the local community to bring a friend and join synagogue services this ...

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PITTSTOWN, NJ - The building known affectionately by members of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Pittstown as the “Little Church on the Hill” may have to get a new nickname. On April 28, Bishop James F. Checchio presided at a Mass for the dedication and blessing of the expanded St. Catherine of ...

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CLINTON TWP., NJ - Chabad of Hunterdon will be hosting its Sixteenth Annual Community Passover Seder, which will be held on Friday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Beaver Brook Country Club. The Seder is open to all, regardless of affiliation, synagogue membership, or financial means. For more than ...

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CLINTON TWP., NJ - Chabad of Hunterdon celebrated the holiday of Purim with 150 people from the Hunterdon The Incredible Purim Superhero Edition. The featured entertainment was an LED Robot Light Show, Mask Decorating, DJ and Dancing, Cookies for Cops, Epic Purim Rap Battle, Megillah Reading, ...

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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - "Quakers - The Quiet Revolutionaries," a new documentary by Rocky Hill filmmaker Janet Gardner will have its New Jersey premiere in the spring 2019 New Jersey Film Festival at Rutgers University at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 8. The screening will take place in Voorhees Hall, 71 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will end their association with Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School after 61 years and will be reassigned to other responsibilities at the end of the school year. The Sisters had met with Msgr. Seamus F.

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ANNANDALE, NJ - Rabbi Eli Kornfeld of Chabad of Hunterdon will offer Crime and Consequence, a new six-session course by the acclaimed Jewish Learning Institute of Hunterdon County. The course will explore 3,000 years of Jewish perspective on conviction, sentencing, and criminal ...

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ANNANDALE, NJ – He was convicted of murder and rape and spent 16 years in prison. It didn’t matter that before the trial, a DNA test yielded a negative result. He lost all seven of his appeals. He was turned down for parole. But eight years ago, Jeffrey Deskovic was exonerated by further ...

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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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FLEMINGTON, N.J. - Chabad of Hunterdon County will be hosting its annual Chanukah celebration. This year’s theme is Ninja Warrior Chanukah Party and will feature a professional Ninja Warrior Course, Build Your Own Menorah, Chanukah Games, Dreidel Games, Menorah Crafts, Israeli Music, Kosher Hot ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – Happy Thanksgiving! Studies show that many Americans consider this their favorite holiday. That’s a good thing because for all the gifts we enjoy as Americans, it’s important to be grateful for them. Thanksgiving ushers in the holiday season, which is a difficult time for many ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – It’s an ambitious goal: $100,000. That’s how much the Salvation Army here hopes to collect in Hunterdon this holiday season. The effort is already underway. The Red Kettle campaign will include bell ringing at stores across Hunterdon through Dec. 24. All proceeds go ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Rev. Douglas J. Haefner “borrowed” around $500,000 – an amount substantiated by an unreleased internal audit – from church coffers to fund “compulsive behaviors,” according to Bishop James F. Checchio of the Metuchen Diocese. Checchio visited St. Matthias Church on Monday night to ...

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CLINTON, N.J. - Larger Than Life, a new seven-session series for women, is being offered by the Women’s Rosh Chodesh Society of Chabad of Hunterdon County. The program begins Thursday, Nov. 8. The course will be taught once per month, for a total of seven lessons and is designed for women at all ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Questions surrounding church finances at Saint Matthias led to the resignation of Rev. Douglas J. Haefner according to a letter sent to parishioners and school families on Nov. 2.  "It is with sadness that I must inform you that Father's resignation coincides with serious ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Over the course of one weekend, faith leaders across Hunterdon focused on a singular message. They are members of One Voice, a coalition that also includes the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office and the Safe Communities Coalition. “Each year, the One Voice steering ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. - It's an annual event, and it's non-denominational. Each year, Hunterdon Hospice holds an annual Memorial Service to honor those it has served.  It's called “A Day To Remember” and the Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 3 to 4 p.m. at Flemington ...

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ANNANDALE, N.J. — Chabad of Hunterdon is offering "Wrestling with Faith," a new six-session course that openly addresses common challenges people have in their relationship with G-d. The course, which runs for six consecutive Tuesdays, gives participants an opportunity to grapple with issues ...

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CLINTON TWP., NJ — Chabad of Hunterdon County will be hosting its sixth annual Thanksgiving Community Volunteering program. On Sunday, Nov. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m., Chabad will have about 30 volunteers to help prepare, cook and pack food to be served and delivered on Thanksgiving throughout ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Almost 200 people of many faiths gathered at the Flemington Jewish Community Center for a candlelight vigil on Sunday evening. Their purpose was to pledge support for tolerance and respect for others. It was a response to the previous morning’s bloody attack on a Pittsburgh ...

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FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Hunterdon law enforcement officials are on “high alert” after the deadly shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh this morning, according to a press release from Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III. Kearns said there is no reported link between New Jersey and the ...

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CLINTON TWP., N.J. – Ground was broken yesterday for Hunterdon’s newest synagogue, Chabad of Hunterdon’s Yakov and Hava Telyas Jewish Center, on Payne Road just off Route 31 here. “We are standing in Clinton Township,” Rabbi Eli Kornfeld said at the event where hundreds were in attendance.

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CLINTON TWP., N.J. -  Construction is expected to start soon at the new home for Chabad of Hunterdon County. A groundbreaking ceremony is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. The event will be held at 57 Payne Rd. here, just off Route 31 south. The plan by architects Michael Landau and ...

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CLINTON, NJ—Entering its 15th year, Chabad Hebrew School of Hunterdon County has announced that registration is open to new students for the upcoming school year, which is set to begin on Sunday, Sept.16. Chabad Hebrew School invites potential new students and their families to visit the school, ...

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CLINTON TWP., NJ - Chabad of Hunterdon County will be hosting High Holiday services that are open to the community. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services will be held at the elegant Beaver Brook Country Club, in the heart of Hunterdon. The services are friendly and welcoming and are conducted by ...

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DELAWARE TWP. -- A group of Presbyterian churches in Hunterdon and Mercer counties held a combined outdoor service, followed by a picnic, on Sunday, July 1 at the Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum, on Route 29 just north of Lambertville. Taking part were the congregations of Grace (Pennington), ...

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