Religions and Spirituality

July 31, 2021

MADISON, NJ - Over the last couple of months, Madison's Planning Board has been hearing the variance application for the new mosque that may be built at 120 Madison Avenue (corner of Vinal Place and Madison Avenue). The site borders a residential neighborhood, and the new building will replace Drew ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – First responders from all over the state came out to show their support on Monday afternoon for the Line of Duty Death of East Orange Fire Captain Vincent Intiso. They all lined up across Madison Ave. in front of Morristown Medical Center to give a proper sendoff to their fallen ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, the Archbishop of Newark, and NJ-11 Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill were among 90 New Jersey faith, community, and elected leaders who joined together to denounce antisemitism, reaffirm their solidarity with the Jewish community, and call on community leaders to ...

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MADISON, NJ - Community members are invited to attend an evening celebrating diversity. Speakers and performances will celebrate and reflect on the cultural diversity within Madison and Chatham. The event will take place Wednesday, June 30 at the Chatham Train Station South Parking Lot at 6pm.

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday called allegations of human trafficking and labor abuse made against the  BAPS Temple in Robbinsville horrific and disturbing and indicated that individuals who may be victims are receiving medical care.  Murphy's comments came a day after ...

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Rabbi Mark Biller, spiritual leader of Temple Gates of Prayer in Queens, New York, will explore what he calls "The Most Unusual Book in the Torah--the Book of Job," as part of National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris Section's Our Jewish World program. Rabbi Biller's series, which is ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Today is Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday in French, a holiday celebrated across the globe, especially in places with large Roman Catholic populations. It's a day of celebration before the religious fasting season of Lent that begins this week on Ash Wednesday. Due to the COVID-19 ...

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MADISON, NJ - It was announced a COVID-19 related death of a Madison resident. The resident, who was reportedly in their 90's is the 19 reported death from COVID, announced officials. "We are sad to report that the death of a Madison resident in their early 90's", said borough officials. "The ...

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MADISON, NJ - Madison residents, have been invited to participate in the nationwide moment of unity to remember and honor the lives lost to COVID-19. The moment of unity will take place tonight, Tuesday, January 19 at 5:30pm. Across the country, communities were encouraging people to light candles ...

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MADISON, NJ - On January 11 th , the Madison Council began its virtual meeting by taking a moment of silence for local residents who passed away this month. Mayor Robert H. Conley took time to acknowledge each person and their many achievements. Peter Cuva, 90, passed away on January 10 th . A ...

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The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902 is an early example of activism and the power of Jewish women. Join author Scott D. Seligman for a discussion and learn about this historic incident which shook up the Lower East Side in NYC! The virtual event will take place on January 10 at 7PM Contact the ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Following its annual tradition, Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence contributed Christmas gifts to persons served by social service agencies in the community and St. Stephan’s Grace Community Church in Newark. Many of the gifts were in response to the recipient's specific ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -- Approximately 2,400 cemeteries nationwide will honor America's veterans on National Wreaths Across America Day, Sat Dec 19.  Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization that grew into a nationwide tradition after Morrill Worcester's wreath company in Harrington, ...

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MADISON, NJ - It has been nine, very long months since the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way life in Madison and the rest of the world. One might believe that this year’s holiday celebrations would be canceled. However, on December 13th, on the fourth day of Hanukkah, the annual menorah lighting ...

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MADISON, NJ - Although Hanukkah, "The Festival of Lights," is considered a “minor” Jewish holiday, it is a popular celebration among Jewish families across America. In 2020, Hanuhhah begins on the evening of Dec. 10 and continues through the evening of Dec. 18. According to ReformJudaism.org, ...

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MADISON, NJ - Thanksgiving was different this year. While some chose to stay home, others were forced to. But thanks to the Chabad of SE Morris County, located in Madison, those who were homebound received a Thanksgiving dinner. The organization delivered over 1,500 Thanksgiving dinners to ...

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Abraham Joshua Heschel was a widely read Jewish theologian whose most influential works include "Man Is Not Alone"; "God in Search of Man"; "The Sabbath"; and "The Prophets." Rabbi Molly Karp will lead a fascinating two-part National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris Section Clergy ...

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Cantor Perry Fine, “The Voice” of Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston, will give a two-session presentation via Zoom, as part of National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris Section’s Our Jewish World program, on Thursday November 19, at 1 p.m. During the session,  “Israel in Song: The ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Morristown Unitarian Fellowship is hosting a virtual service on Sunday November 15 at 9am on Facebook and 11am on YouTube for woship,  "Moving As Murmuration" led by Charles Loflin.  As the holidays arrive and the pandemic soars, Rev. Miller shares some thoughts with the ...

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Leonardo Patrone, 87, of Staten Island, NY passed away on October 27, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Ferrandina, Italy, Leonardo came to America as a young man, without a dollar in his pocket and not a word of English. Through his strong work ethic and belief that he ...

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Rabbi Shalom Lubin, spiritual leader of Congregation Shaya Ahavat Torah in Parsippany and leader of Chabad of Southeast Morris County, will be the inaugural presenter for the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris 2020–2021 Clergy Learning Series. His talks, on "Jewish Medical ...

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The Jewish community will celebrate the Jewish New Year, beginning at sunset on Friday, September 18. Happy New year!  

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Chabad of SE Morris County will be hosting both indoor and outdoor social distanced  High Holiday services that are open to all. Masks will be required at all times. Services will be held at The Madison Hotel 1 Convent Road in Convent Station. Services are open to the entire ...

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MADISON, NJ - The Presbyterian Church of Madison has a new pastor., church officials announced.  Reverend Jacquelynn (Jacqui) Van Vliet will join the church effective July 1, 2020.  Prior to coming to Madison, Reverend Van Vliet served Presbyterian congregations in Ridgewood, NJ, New York City, ...

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VIRTUAL ANTI-RACISM TRAINING: The Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey Anti-Racism Ministry invites you to take advantage of these sequestered and less scheduled days to enroll in 20 hours of virtual Anti-Racism Training streamed to your computer, tablet or mobile phone.  The training takes a ...

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(NEW JERSEY) - Elected officials and political leaders from all over the state are sending in words of condolences to State Senator and Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus, Ronald L. Rice (Newark) on the sudden passing of his beloved wife of 35 years, Shirley Rice. Mrs. Rice passed away ...

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