Religions and Spirituality

October 29, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – In response to the deadliest attack on Jews in United States history, more than 2,200 people from throughout northern and central New Jersey came together at Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston on Sunday to mourn the deaths of 11 people who were murdered at the Tree of Life ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - on Friday  September 14, 2018 family and friends  gathered at St. Paul Baptist Church in Montclair to celebrate the life for Wallace "Wally" Choice, Sr., who passed away on September 9, 2018. Officiating, Bernadette Glover, Senior Pastor of St.Paul, began the processional to, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Wallace (Wally) Choice, Sr., longtime Montclair resident, has passed away on Sunday evening. After word of the sad news broke, many Montclairions immediately took to social media to pay their respects to the man who has devoted much of his life to improving the lives of many ...

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Puerto Rico--Hurricane Maria, a Category 5 hurricane, hit Puerto Rico in September of 2017, killing many and displacing even more people. In response to the tragedy, high school students representing Bloomfield High School's Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Skyline Church of Bloomfield traveled ...

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A prominent religious leader who heads one of the largest black churches in Newark has been nominated to the state Parole Board by Gov. Phil Murphy. The Rev. Dr. Ronald Slaughter, the pastor of St. James AME, was tapped to fill a six-year term on the board. “I’m both honored and grateful for ...

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Newark, NJ—Monsignor William J. Linder, who founded of New Community Corporation in the wake of the Newark Riots, died Friday. He was 82. New Community is a nonprofit organization that under Linder’s leadership transformed a blighted area of Newark following the 1967 riots and built new housing ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The hallway of The Early School of Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston was recently filled with the sounds of a melodious chorus of “thank yous” from the students and teachers as The Nancy and Robert Eskow Family Room was dedicated with an informal ribbon cutting.  The Family ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - For four decades, Kenneth W. Stein has taught Middle Eastern History and Political Science at Emory University. His scholarship focuses on the politics of the modern Arab world, American foreign policy toward the Middle East, modern Israel, and the Arab-Israeli negotiating process.

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EDISON, NJ - Passover or Pesach? It says Passover at the stores, but people also seem to be discussing this Jewish holiday called Pesach that began this Friday night. They are one and the same, though the names mean different things. The name Passover comes from the angel of death ‘passing over’ ...

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Past Deputy Grand Marshall of St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Merchant Marine veteran James J. Reilly of Belleville, passed away on Wednesday March 14, 2018.  Born in Montclair, he was the son of the late James J. and Katherine (Shanley) Reilly.  Mr. Reilly was an accountant with Flinkote Corp. in ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ - On Sunday night at Temple B'nai Abraham in Livingston, five survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shared their hearts and minds, telling a standing room only crowd of more than two thousand men, women and children, that it is time to end gun violence now.  The rally ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Six people who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6  at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office pleaded “not guilty” to defiant trespassing Tuesday morning at Westfield Municipal Court. Rev. Ann Ralosky and Rev. John Rogers of First Congregational Church in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Six protesters, including four clergy members, who were holding a sit-in at Congressman Leonard Lance’s office in Westfield to support “Dreamers” were arrested Monday, according to Westfield police. The Rev. Ann Ralosky and Rev. John Rogers of First Congregational Church in ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - St. Paul Baptist Church held its annual International Sunday Day on Sunday, December 31.  This day recognizes those congregants that are from other countries through participation in the procession of countries and the sharing of a cultural dish native to their home ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ -  Dozens of families gathered at the corner of South Park Street and Bloomfield Avenue for the 4th annual community-wide lighting of the giant menorah on Sunday evening. Hosted by Rabbi Yaacov Leaf in partnership with the Lubavitch Center of Essex County, the Rabbinical College of ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - St. Paul Baptist Church recently celebrated its 115th anniversary. On November 12, hundreds gathered at in celebration of the 115th anniversary. Founded in 1902 by Reverend T.T. Tucker, the established vision of building a church was one that would embrace the community and teach ...

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Join us for a grand community-wide Chanukah Celebration,   followed by the lighting of Montclair’s tallest Menorah! Featuring an exciting magic show, balloon twisting, music &   dancing, Sizzling Latkes, doughnuts and Chocolate Gelt. 4:30 PM - Chanukah ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Brookdale Reformed Church, 16 Bellevue Ave. Bloomfield will be holding their annual Advent Prayer Service on Monday November 27 at 7PM.  This service provides the opportunity to take a deep breath allowing us to understand what is important about this season so we can keep ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – Rev. Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and distinguished novelist, will present a lecture on “Deacons in Today’s Black Baptist Church,” based on his latest book which covers the same topic. The event is scheduled for Friday, December ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Vincent United Methodist Church invites the community to their annual presentation of the Living Nativity on Sunday December 3 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The living nativity has been a Nutley tradition for about 30 years, several years ago the church made the decision to present the ...

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