Religions and Spirituality

October 8, 2018

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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SUMMIT, NJ - On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, congregations in the Summit community will partner to hold a candlelight vigil calling for gun violence prevention. The public event will be held December 13, beginning at 6 p.m., at Congregation Ohr ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In September of 2016, two Summit houses of worship -- Fountain Baptist Church and Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Beacon UU) -- raised Black Lives Matter banners, and jointly participated in a march through the Hilltop City that drew more than 500 people from the community ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Not everyone experiences Christmas feeling merry, joyful, and happy. There are those who have suffered the loss of a loved one through death. There are others who may be out of work or do not have enough work. Some of us may be experiencing sickness, a broken relationship or ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Willow Grove Presbyterian Church is hosting its Christmas Festival Fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 26, 12-4 p.m. The featured event will be an extensive silent auction, featuring many types of gift baskets, gift cards from national companies as well as local eateries and shops, fine ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - A special Winter Solstice celebration at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation will be held December 2, beginning at 4 p.m., with Summit and neighboring community members invited to enjoy the festivities, which will include songs, poems and a time of reflection on the midwinter ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The annual Springfield Interfaith Clergy Association Thanksgiving Service takes place on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael (60 Temple Drive). The evening’s program will feature Combined Congregational Choirs and the Springfield Children’s Community ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – Hundreds joined the Union County Day of Prayer hosted at The Parish Community of St. Helen in Westfield on Tuesday evening. The event was sponsored by the Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council and Community Access Unlimited. According to the event’s program, the ...

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  MORRISTOWN, NJ - A group of Eva’s Village men attended the 2017 Fall Men's Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) Retreat at the Loyola Jesuit Retreat Center  in Morristown earlier this week. Nine men from Eva's village shelter in Paterson attended a two-day retreat Wednesday and Thursday at the ...

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