Religions and Spirituality

April 19, 2021

SHORT HILLS, NJ — A group of women from throughout the Essex County area recently attended a Diwali Festival at the Short Hills Mall at the invitation of Livingston resident Khusha Vaidya, who serves as Essex County Brand Ambassador to The Corporate Diwali (TCD), an initiative established in effort ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the fourth year in Livingston, the township raised the Israeli flag in celebration of Israeli Independence Day at Livingston Town Hall, where the Livingston Township Council acknowledged the country’s 73rd birthday in partnership with the Livingston Committee for Diversity and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — A Livingston resident and Hindu clergy members recently collaborated to form an organization called Hindu Community of Greater Livingston (HCGL) in an effort to help Livingston Hindu youth explore their identities, learn about ancient spirituality and connect with other young ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein recently joined West Orange Mayor Robert D. Parisi and Gov. Richard J. Codey in cutting the ceremonial ribbon at the Sai Hira Ram Trust Hindu Temple of Worship in West Orange. All three also participated in the lighting of candles with honorary ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — During the German City of Frankfurt am Main’s first-ever Mayors Summit Against Anti-Semitism—a live virtual event held on Tuesday in conjunction with the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) in order to “empower the world’s brightest municipal and local leaders to come together to ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Chinese community welcomed the Year of the Ox with a three-part Livingston Chinese Culture Day (LCCD) event that featured a car parade, Zoom games and a gala performance. Thanks to the efforts of founding organizations Livingston Chinese Association, Livingston ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The second annual Religions of the World program—produced virtually by the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) in conjunction with the Livingston Clergy Association and Livingston Vision 20/20—recently focused on “hope, resilience, patience and unity” as clergy ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Keith Hines, founder of The Livingston Committee for Diversity & Inclusion (LCDI), recently hosted a virtual Kwanzaa celebration for Livingston residents, during which he discussed the principles and symbolic foods of the holiday alongside committee members Vineeta Khanna, Dee ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Social Action Committee (SAC) at Temple B'nai Abraham (TBA) in Livingston, recently sponsored a collection of "Christmas Bags of Cheer," collecting more than 250 bags that have been donated to Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors (LNHN) to be distributed to St. Ann's, St.

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Thanksgiving Interfaith Service, an event that has been held annually since Livingston’s Bicentennial Celebration in 2013, will be held virtually this year on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. and will be broadcast by Livingston Television (LTV) as well as live-streamed on ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Donors Leon and Toby Cooperman recently visited the future home of Jewish Service for the Developmentally Disabled (JSDD) in Livingston and talked about their philanthropic commitment to adults with developmental disabilities and the local community. Residents of Short Hills, ...

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PARKLAND, FL — Dr. William Shapiro, a former Livingston resident, died peacefully on June 1 at 90 years old after a long battle with lewy body dementia.   After serving in the United States Army during the Korean War, Shapiro taught history at Lincoln Junior High School, Mountain High School and ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A 38-year-old man from Pompton Plains in Morris County has admitted to maliciously calling in a bomb threat to a religious institution in Livingston in 2017, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. James Triano pleaded guilty via videoconference before U.S. District Judge Kevin ...

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