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Hillsborough: Temple Beth-El Hosts Menorah Lighting

December 5, 2018


HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Shabbat Chanukah service, consecration of new religious school students and a community-wide Menorah Lighting will be held on the sixth night of Chanukah on Friday, Dec. 7 at Temple Beth-El, 67 Route 206.

Guests are invited to bring their favorite Chanukah and seven candles.

The event is being held in conjunction with Hillsborough Township.

Audit Reveals Priest “Borrowed” $500,000 from Parish for "Compulsive Behaviors"

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 address the concerns of parishioners and offer insight into ...

St. Matthias' Priest Resigns Amidst Questions of Parish Finances

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 questions and concerns that recently have been raised regarding the handling of parish ...


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