Religions and Spirituality

October 5, 2020

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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MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — In an effort to honor those in Maplewood and South Orange taken by coronavirus, TAPinto SOMA is joining Loved and Lost, a statewide media collaborative with a goal to name and celebrate the life of every New Jersey resident who died of COVID-19. Currently, more than ...

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MADISON, NJ - Chabad of SE Morris County volunteers have recently prepared and distributed thousands of masks and gifts of chocolate to healthcare workers, and has delivered pallets of surplus food and hundreds of quarts of chicken soup to homebound and isolated seniors in the community. "Our ...

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MADISON, NJ - Over 25 signs have sprouted up on the front lawn of the Presbyterian Church of Madison as part of an art program called Signs of Hope.  "Members of the church decorated the signs with messages of love and inspiration" said program organizer and church Session Member, Kathleen ...

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MADISON, NJ -  Love, peace, justice and respect were the messages delivered by First Baptist Church's senior pastor, Reverend Craig Dunn, as he addressed the over 200 members of the community who came together for a Circle of Prayer event on Saturday, June 6th. Reverend Dunn was joined by ...

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MADISON, NJ -  Members of the community are invited to attend a Circle of Prayer around the track at Dodge Field, located at 49 Central Avenue. The event will take place on Saturday June 6 at 4pm.  First Baptist Church Pastor Craig Dunn, Madison Mayor Bob Conley and Police Chief Darren Dachisen ...

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Join Archbishop José Gomez, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and archbishop of Los Angeles, in renewing our consecration to Mary. This moment of unified prayer will give the Church the occasion to pray for Our Lady’s continued protection of the vulnerable, healing of ...

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NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy suddenly stopped his press conference on Wednesday to honor the lives lost and to reflect on the sheer gravity of death in New Jersey thus far during the COVID-19 pandemic. The moment of silence was held for the unfathomable number of men and women, fellow ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Ramadan, the 9th month of the Islamic Calendar is observed by Muslims as a month of fasting. The holy month began on April 23 and will end on May 23 with Eid-Al Fitr a celebration of breaking fast on April 24.  During this month, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking ...

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New Jersey - When Governor Murphy said stay safe and stay home, he meant it. According to a recent Monmouth University Poll, executive orders restricting certain activities in the state are also widely popular.  Specifically, 'requiring people to maintain six feet of distance (97% approve / 95% ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jennifer St. Pierre watched from her home as the motorcade slowly made its way down the street. A beloved neighbor had died from complications of COVID-19. Instead of a wake and funeral, the line of cars stopped briefly and the wife and son emerged, masks on. The hearse ...

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MADISON, NJ - In a sign of the times, spiritual worship and awakening will come to a home near you. All parishioners and guest are invited to participate in weekly virtual masses in the following Madison Churches. St. Vincent Martyr announced "during this challenging time, many of the faithful ...

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This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. One of the many lessons of the coronavirus pandemic may well be: Faith will find a ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Rev. James Checchio, Bishop of the Diocese of Metuchen this week announced an abrupt and radical departure from the teachings of the Catholic Church -- the faithful are permitted to eat meat on Fridays during the remainder of the Lenten season, except for Good Friday, April ...

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Pope Francis is inviting Christians around the world to come together in spirit, to pray the Our Father, this Wednesday, March 25th, at noon (Rome time). That will be 7:00 a.m. ET.  Italy's COVID-19 deaths are staggering, with today's number of deaths at 6077.  With most of the world practicing ...

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Madison, NJ - St. Vincent Martyr Parish in Madison has begun live streaming masses. The Sunday morning mass at 9am will be live streamed. If you missed the live streaming, those interested can still view the previously live streamed mass HERE.  The live streaming and previously taped masses can ...

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Pope Francis spoke from the library of the Vatican on March 18 to ask Catholics and every religious community, to spiritually unite in prayer amid worsening conditions relative to the global coronavirus pandemic, according to various reports from the Vatican and Italy's media. Pope Francis urged ...

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The Archdiocese of Newark announced today it will livestream Mass this Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Noon (EST). All faithful are invited to join virtually. The bilingual (English and Spanish) Mass will be celebrated by Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, to provide the faithful ...

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Newark, NJ – The Archdiocese of Newark’s Women’s Commission celebrated its Annual Day of Reflection on Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event took place at Seton Hall University’s auditorium located at 400 South Orange Avenue in South Orange, New Jersey.   Sponsored by the ...

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MADISON, NJ - The Borough of Madison and the Madison School district is mourning the loss  of Coach Ted Monica, legendary Madison High School football coach and longtime Madison resident.  Monica passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, he was 90 years old. Relatives and friends are invited to ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Bobbie Battista, who was among the original anchors for CNN Headline News and hosted CNN’s “TalkBack Live,” has died at the age of 67.  According to Wendy Guarisco, family spokeswoman, Battista lost her 4-year battle with cervical cancer on Tuesday, March 3. Battista, a New ...

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MADISON, NJ - Flags in the Borough of Madison will fly at half staff today, Monday February 10, out of respect for the memory of life-long resident and long-time merchant Sal Luciano, announced Borough officials. Luciano passed away on February 4, 2020. His obituary reads:A proud son of The ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, First Assistant Prosecutor Thomas A. Zelante, Acting Chief of Investigations Chris Kimker, and Director of Morris County Critical Infrastructure Patrick Owens visited Dean Rabbi Moshe Herson and other administrators at the Rabbinical ...

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