Religions and Spirituality

August 6, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Saint James the Apostle parish in Springfield celebrated the feast day of its namesake and patron, Saint James the Greater, on July 25, 2018 with a bi-lingual mass. A procession, which had been originally planned for outdoors, was held inside the church due to threatening ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Joseph Cardinal Tobin, archbishop of Newark, celebrated a special mass at Saint James the Apostle Church in Springfield on July 21, 2018 to mark the 95th anniversary of the parish and the 65thanniversary of Saint James the Apostle School. In his homily, Cardinal Tobin commended ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At graduation, on June 8, 2018 and on the last day of school, June 18, 2018, Springfield’s Saint James the Apostle School students in Grades 4 through 8 were honored for their academic achievements of the third trimester and for the school year.   FIRST HONORS – ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The long-sought restoration of the iconic, but decaying steeple atop the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna is underway. Using a massive hydraulic boom lift, workers from Main Street Custom Homes and Remodeling of Succasunna, got a close-up look today at the 165-year-old ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Cantor Jason M. Rosenman will be serving as Cantor of Temple Sha’arey Shalom in Springfield beginning in July.  He is replacing Cantor Amy Daniels who has been with the temple since 1988 and is retiring. He was ordained as a Cantor from the Hebrew Union College (HUC) -- Jewish ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Springfield’s Zoning Board of Adjustment met Tuesday night and after some regular business, spent two hours hearing a single request for a Use/Bulk Variance. Holy Cross Lutheran Church is working with Lutheran Senior Healthcare, Inc. to bring a facility to Springfield to help ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Hidden and separated from her sisters for years in an effort to survive the Holocaust, Maud Dahme -- one of countless 'hidden children' rescued -- implored fifth- and sixth-grade students at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child to be respectful of one another. “It shouldn’t matter ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Springfield Board of Education meets Monday and will present the 2018-2019 budget.  The budget for the Springfield School System accounts for just over half of the uses for Springfield’s property taxes.  The other uses being for city services and for Union County. St. James ...

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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 - The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award-winning "City Island," a comedy/drama with a cast that includes Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Alan Arkin, Emily Mortimer and Ezra Miller, will screen at Temple Sinai in Summit as part of 'Renaissance Movie Night' April 17 at 7:30 ...

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Springfield, NJ - This is the Holy Week Schedule for St. James the Apostle Church: HOLY THURSDAY - March 29 Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:30 p.m. Night Prayer at the Repository: 11:30 p.m.   GOOD FRIDAY - March 30 Morning Prayer: 9:00 a.m. The Lord’s Passion:  3:00 ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Report cards for the 2nd trimester were a little delayed due to the snow and nor’easter-like conditions which closed school for three days. The names of Saint James students earning Honor Roll were announced during our morning prayer on Monday, March 19 and students received their ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael’s Mitzvah Day was held on March 4th. Over 75 people participated in community service activities for all ages. Some of these activities include: friendship bracelets for families who have lost children due to illness, letters to Israeli soldiers serving in ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Saint James the Apostle School in Springfield recently held its second annual juried STEM Fair for students in Grades 6, 7 and 8. The theme of this year’s fair was creating engineering solutions to global sustainable development challenges. The theme was based on goals advanced by ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Community members and their household pets are invited to Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Beacon UU) for a 'Blessing of the Animals' service on February 18, beginning at 11:15 a.m. “All beloved creatures are welcome—from the pet snail to the family dog,” ...

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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 – Saint James the Apostle School (SJS) in Springfield is celebrating Catholic Schools Week (January 28-February 3, 2018) with a variety of events for students, staff and parents. Some of the activities planned include a School Mass, Family Skate Night, making sandwiches for Saint ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Re-entry Corporation opened their doors last week to officials and the public to get a good look at their newest location and what they have to offer to people living in Union County that have a criminal record and may need extra help to get a job, housing and ...

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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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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Two dozen Springfield residents and community leaders took time to reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King’s work and legacy at the Township’s “Vigil for Peace,” honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 15, 2018. In attendance that day were Deputy Mayor Erika DuBois, and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Congregation Beth Hatikvah, In preparation for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, is inviting the community to come together January 13, beginning at 10 a.m., for an interactive consideration of Dr. King's legacy. Rodney E. Williams, associate minister of Fountain Baptist Church, will present ...

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Union County, NJ - A group of non-profit agencies and interfaith congregations are encouraging multi-faith congregations in Union County, New Jersey to join them for a multi-faith “call to action.” This “call to action” is the Second Annual Homeless Sabbath Weekend December 15-17, 2017. On the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The rain held back long enough to allow upwards of one hundred celebrants and well-wishers to come out to Veterans Park on Mountain Avenue in Springfield to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah on Monday, December 12th. Rabbi Mendy Blesofsky, of the Chabad Jewish Center in ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – November 29, 2017 – Back by popular demand, Temple Sholom (1925 Lake Avenue, Scotch Plains) will host a Chanukah-themed version of its popular “Lego Night” on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 p.m. “We’re pleased to once again host this very special event,” said Suzanne ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Springfield community came together Monday night at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael to give Thanksgiving to God. Canned goods were collected to give to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and a collection was taken up for the Springfield First Aid Squad. Rabbi Mark Mallach, Senior ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – This is Thanksgiving week and it features the annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service.  This year it is at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael.  There is also a Board of Education meeting and an Environmental Commission meeting Monday, while the Chamber of Commerce meets Wednesday ...

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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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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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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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SUMMIT, NJ - The Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey hast a new name -- Unitarian Universalist FaithAction New Jersey (UU FaithAction NJ) -- along with an accompanying new logo, along with updated mission and vision statements and upgraded social media platforms. The ...

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