Religions and Spirituality

January 21, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – In a recent letter to congregants, the co-presidents of Temple Sha’arey Shalom announced that the 60-plus-year-old congregation would be considering a possible merger with Congregation Ohr Shalom, also known as the JCC of Summit. The move comes after the Board of Trustees of ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Next Monday, the township will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Vigil on the second floor of town hall. The Springfield Interfaith Clergy Council will hold the community event “Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Vigil for Peace” at Noon in the town hall, second floor ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Merry Christmas to all our readers celebrating today. Enjoy the holiday, and the time you get to spend with friends and family. It's been a fantastic year at TAPinto Springfield, and we wanted to take this time to thank you all for being a major part of it.

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – In the cool and pleasant winter evening, the Jewish community of Springfield gathered on the first night of Chanukah for the seventh Annual Menorah Lighting at Veterans Memorial Park at the corner of Morris Avenue and Shunpike Road. Rabbi Mendy Blesofsky of the Chabad Jewish ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — For the second year in a row, members of the Springfield Jewish Community came together for an annual Hanukkah party. Last year's celebration was held at Temple Sha'arey Shalom, with this year's celebration being hosted at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael. In attendance were members of ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - With Thanksgiving just days away, the Springfield Interfaith Clergy Association hosted their annual interdenominational service. According to assorted members of the clergy in Springfield, it has taken place for almost 30 years around Thanksgiving each year. This year, the ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ — The Springfield Interfaith Clergy Association will hold its annual Thanksgiving Service on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at 7:00 PM at Saint James the Apostle Church, 45 South Springfield Avenue, Springfield, NJ.     Cash donations to benefit Springfield First Aid and Rescue Squad ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Diwali is a holiday celebrated mostly by people of Indian descent all across the globe. Sunday evening, the Springfield community joined together at the Chisholm Community Center for a celebration of the holiday, punctuated by food, conversation and activities for all to ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - As part of district-wide observance of the Jewish religious holiday, all Springfield Public Schools will be closed this Monday, Sept. 30 and Tuesday, Oct. 1 in honor of Rosh Hashanah. The holiday, which is the equivalent of Jewish New Year, will be celebrated across those two ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The service was initially going to be outside. But the remnants of Hurrican Dorian had other plans. Normally, the congregation at Sha'arey Shalom holds one Friday night Shabbat service a year outdoors, dubbed "Shabbat Under the Stars" as a change of pace from the regular ...

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Story Update (Thursday 11:30 a.m.) ELIZABETH, NJ - St. Mary of the Assumption High School in Elizabeth, a school that has served parts of NJ and NY since 1930, has announced it is about to close if they don’t get some help from the community, said School President Marie Chirico. Parents, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - This Sunday, Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael will play host to a speaker who is looking to improve the lives of young women and girls around the world. Forced and child marriage is legal in the U.S.  Unchained At Last, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending this human-rights ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - In the wake of the Christchurch shootings that left 50 members of New Zealand's Muslim community dead, residents of every religious stripe came together for an evening of healing and hope. Approximately 130 people were in attendance at the Candle Light Vigil for Peace, a ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Often described as the most influential rabbi in America, David Saperstein has worn many hats. He has had a distinguished career, serving as a former director and chief legal counsel for the Religous Action Center, the lobbying arm of the Reform Jewish Movement. Additionally, ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- The Vatican announced on Saturday that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, formerly the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has been defrocked. It is believed to be the first time an American archbishop has been removed from the ministry following accusations of sexual ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, was installed as the 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal during the Investiture Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary on Saturday. A reception for the Grand Marshal followed at Shackamaxon Country ...

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