Religions and Spirituality

June 20, 2021

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ -  Saturday, June 19, 2021, a ball field in Freelan Green Park on Weathervane Drive was dedicated to Captain Brian McNally.   McNally, a 30-year-old State Trooper and graduate of Morrristown High School was killed in an off-duty car crash in Pennsylvania on May 20 ...

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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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Morris Plains resident Carl Loutzenheiser receives Boy Scouts of America’s God and Service Award The Presbyterian Church of Morris Plains observed Scout Sunday on February 21, 2021. During their worship service, Morris Plains resident Carl Loutzenheiser was recognized by Scouts BSA Troop 39 of ...

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MADISON, NJ - The community is invited to gather in Remembrance of Ajay Sah. The event will begin online, tonight (05/08) at 7 pm EDT, on the Drew Theological Chapel YouTube channel. The link can be found in our bio. At 7:45 pm EDT, we will be gathering in-person on the EC Patio where chai will ...

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Workshop to be held on Zoom for 5 Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 PM beginning April 15, 2021. With a Master’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Certificate in Learning Design and Development, Rev. Jennifer Berkeley has created and delivered high-end and blended learning programs for the corporate, ...

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Rabbi Steven Bayar, rabbi emeritus of Congregation B'nai Israel in Millburn, will lead a thought-provoking three-part series in April, via Zoom, titled "The Pandemic and Politics: How are we changed? How are we the same?" Sponsored by National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris Section's ...

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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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PARSIPPANY, NJ – Black community leaders participated in a virtual roundtable discussion hosted by Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) of Feb 17 that focused on the disparate impacts of COVID-19 on communities of color. The group proposed solutions to address the barriers that exist in terms of ...

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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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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The public is reminded that every Saturday in February, residents are able to receive COVID-19 and Antibody testing. Testing will take place at the Bethel Church of Morristown from 11am - 3pm . There is no out-of-pocket cost to participants. "We know how difficult it can be ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown United Methodist Church, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Church of the Redeemer, Assumption Church and St. Margaret's Church will join the nationwide moment of unity to remember and honor the lives lost to COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 19 at 5:30pm. Across the country, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morristown United Methodist Church will join the nationwide moment of unity to remember and honor the lives lost to COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 19 at 5:30pm. Across the country, communities were encouraging people to light candles in their homes or ring church bells as part of ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Church of the Redeemer Morristown and the Morristown United Methodist Church will both hold Prayer Vigills tonight, Wednesday, January 6. The Church of the Redeemer Morristown will hold their vigil via Zoom at 8pm. "You have no doubt watched in horror, as have I, as our ...

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Morristown Unitarian Fellowship's theme of the year is “Revolution of Love.” "We are inviting one another to ground our lives in a spirit of love", said organizers. "The New Year offers a chance for reflection and renewal of our commitments". How can we begin again in love? Join them this ...

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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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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown marked the beginning of Hanukkah with the lighting of the menorah.   A small, socially distant crowd gathered on the first night to see the lighting of the menorah. "It's a challenging time", remarked Rabbi Moishe Gurevitz, of Chabad of ...

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NUTLEY, 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 in the evening of Dec. 10 and continue through the evening of Dec. 18. According to ReformJudaism.org, when ...

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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 Church of God In Christ For All Saints (COGICFAS) successfully met its goal in the distribution of 1,400 food boxes on last Thursday, October 22, 2020. They have announced their commitment to distribute 1,400 more food boxes again to the local community deeply impacted by the ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — The Church of God In Christ For All Saints (COGICFAS) successfully met its goal in the distribution of 1,400 food boxes on last Thursday, October 22, 2020. They have announced their commitment to distribute 1,400 more food boxes again to the local community deeply impacted by the ...

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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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Federation Grants Are Helping Area Pre-schools Re-open Whippany, NJ —Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ awarded grants of up to $12,000 to 22 area synagogue-based early childhood centers (ECCs) to help them prepare to safely re-open for the 2020-2021 school year. The grant funding, ...

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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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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Many are mourning the death of Msgr. William Harms, former pastor of the Parish Community of St. Helen in Westfield, from 2000-2011, died Aug. 27, 2020, at Our Lady of Peace Rectory in New Providence, at the age of 80. Msgr. William Harms was remembered for bringing the ...

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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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