Religions and Spirituality

December 12, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church (2032 Westfield Ave, Scotch Plains) is proud to present the 16th annual Parish Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The adult and children's choirs will perform with a chamber orchestra, a contemporary band, and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Religious School of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will hold a community-wide Hanukkah party on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. The celebration, which coincides with the seventh night of Hanukkah, is free and open to the public. The evening ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. This night of remembrance will feature a presentation by Miriam Gershwin, who will share her personal experiences as a Holocaust survivor and answer ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will hold Tot Shabbat services on designated Friday evenings and Saturday mornings throughout the year.  These interactive services are especially designed for young children, ages 0 – 5 years old, along with their families.

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The fifth annual Union County Day of Prayer promises to deliver a message of unity, embracement of diversity and community goodwill says local church leaders.  The event will take place on October 9, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church located at 2032 ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – At the Tuesday, May 15 meeting the Borough Council recognized Reverend Christopher Belden as he is set to retire. Mayor Paul Mirabelli read a proclamation in the honor of “a very deserving citizen of Mountainside,” Dr. Belden, who is retiring after 32 years at the Mountainside ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Presbyterian Church in Westfield hosted 40 overnight guests on Saturday, April 21, in a temporary “Box City” set up on the church’s front lawn.  The event was organized to drive awareness of homelessness and to raise funds for the FISH Hospitality Program, a rotating shelter ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – In a quaint white house near the border of Cranford and Garwood, 105-year-old Kurt Steiner sat at his dining room table, surrounded by cabinets that held his collection of Viennese glass and antique Limoge plates. At his table, he had his carefully taped together passport and exit ...

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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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WESTFIELD, NJ – Holocaust survivor Michael Bornstein spent the majority of his life in silence surrounding his horrifying experiences as a young boy. According to his daughter, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat, those memories were simply too painful to share. “I’ve always known that my father was a ...

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"A PLACE OF PEACE, REST, ILLUMINATION, AND CLOSENESS TO GOD" - Loyola Jesuit Center Home Page MORRISTOWN, NJ - A group of Eva’s Village men attended the 2018 Winter Men's Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) Retreat at the Loyola Jesuit Retreat Center  in Morristown February 15th and 16th. Ten ...

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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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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael will host "TBAY Comedy Night: featuring Uncle Floyd and Friends on Saturday night March 3.  All are invited to attend the event, which takes place on Saturday night March 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael for a night of fun featuring Uncle ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Sunday evening a crowd gathered on the lawn at the municipal complex to take part in the lighting of the Menorah in celebration of Hanukkah. This was the second year that Rabbi Levi Block from the Union County Torah Center held the Menorah Lighting event in Mountainside. Last ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ - First Congregational Church of Westfield is celebrating a gift of its own this Christmas: A newly restored parish house.  Hidden from view for more than 40 years, the hall’s window wall and skylight are once again exposed, filling the room with natural light on three sides and from ...

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