Religions & Spirituality

Top Stories


Summit Interfaith Council Issues Statement on George Floyd Killing, Surrounding Events

June 2, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Interfaith Council, a coalition of leadership of the religious communities of Summit, has issued a public statement regarding the killing of George Floyd and the events that have occurred in the aftermath of his death. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died while handcuffed by Minneapolis Police officers, one of whom kneeled on Floyd's neck for nearly nine ...

Summit's Central Presbyterian Church Celebrates 150th Anniversary of Its Founding

SUMMIT, NJ - Central Presbyterian Church in Summit is, today, officially celebrating its 150th anniversary. The Church, located at 70 Maple Street, is currently worshiping virtually on its Facebook page, YouTube, as well as on HTTV, beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

According to Central Presbyterian Church 1870 – 2001 A Brief History by Garner R.

St Teresa of Avila Parish Launches Virtual Spring 'ALPHA Series' Beginning May 13

SUMMIT, NJ - Designed for those who don't consider themselves religious or who don't regularly attend church, St Teresa of Avila Parish will host it first Adult virtual ALPHA series for the spring, offering participants 21 years-of-age and older a chance to explore purpose, meaning and life's questions in a friendly, open and informal environment.

This ...

Area Cantor Matt Axelrod Appears in HBO's 'The Plot Against America'

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Singing Jewish hymns is part of his very being, but Cantor Matt Axelrod of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains had never done it in a television miniseries before.

Axelrod lent his talents and authenticity to the successful HBO production of The Plot Against America, which is based on the best-selling novel by Philip Roth. It presents an ...

Summit's Renaissance Church Streams Sunday Services

SUMMIT, NJ—Renaissance Church has moved its Sunday services and community programs online due to restrictions necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic.

The non-denominational church is streaming its Sunday services at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. and encouraging connections in virtual ways. Prayer Meetings are taking place online on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings.

Groups ...

St Teresa of Avila Parish Livestreams Mass Daily

SUMMIT, NJ - St Teresa of Avila Church, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, has initiated an online Mass schedule. While in-person Mass was halted to protect parishioners, St Teresa is virtually opening its doors for all to stay connected to their faith.

Mass is livestreamed daily from the Church’s Adoration Chapel on their Facebook account and their website. Weekday ...

Saint Teresa of Avila in Summit Celebrates Advent with Lineup of Concerts, Masses, and a Tree Lighting

SUMMIT, NJ - St. Teresa of Avila Church in Summit will ring in the Christmas season with a series of events designed for the whole family, with a tree lighting, concerts and Masses all part of the holiday celebration.

The lineup of events includes:

December 8 - Christmas Tree Lighting & Open House

Visit the parish office from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and see St ...

Summit's Renaissance Church Presents Christmas Concerts Dec. 13-15

SUMMIT, NJ - Renaissance Church in Summit will present multiple performances of its acclaimed Christmas concert -- entitled 'Renaissance Church Presents Christmas at the Summit Opera House' -- December 13-15, with 7:30 p.m. performances on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and 3:30 p.m. performances on Saturday and Sunday.

The concerts include performances by the rock and pop ...

Kurt Steiner, a Holocaust Survivor, Passes Away at age 107

CRANFORD, NJ - Kurt Steiner, 107, of Cranford, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Overlook Medical Center in Summit.

Kurt was born on April 25, 1912. His mother, Emma, died twelve weeks after his birth. Steiner and his half-sister, Geraldine, were raised by his father and step-mother.

He and his late wife, Nora, were survivors of the Holocaust. They moved from ...

Jewish Cadets at West Point Highlighted in Film Shown at Summit's Congregation Beth Hatikvah Nov. 10

SUMMIT, NJ - Congregation Beth Hatikvah in Summit will, in celebration of Veterans Day, screen the short film 'Diversity in the Long Gray Line', on November 10. Brunch will be served at 11 a.m. with the program to follow thirty minutes later.

Jews have been part of West Point since the first class of 1802, and in 2019, the number of Jewish graduates from the Academy passed ...


TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Summit Police Blotter

May 30, 2020

05/13 - At 1110 hours a report was taken for a theft from a Broad Street business of soft top covers for a Jeep Wrangler style vehicle. The victim reported the incident occurred sometime within the prior thirty days, when six (6) Jeep Wrangler soft tops were stolen from the property. The victim reported the combined value at the time of the report was approximately $18,000.00. 

05/13 - At ...

Summit EMS Report - April, 2020

Summit’s EMS Volunteers answered 135 emergency calls for help in April. These included 91 medical emergencies: eight motor vehicle accidents, including a rollover, a head-on collision, and a person trapped; 10 traumatic injuries; 10 falls; five reports of poisoning or overdose; one allergic reaction; and two responses to a medical alarm. Squad Volunteers also ...

VIDEO: Point View's Dietze Reviews Investment Opportunities as Market Looks Forward

June 1, 2020

What five stocks should you add to your portfolio today? Point View’s David Dietze Skypes live with Nicole Petallides:

Point View Wealth Management is an SEC-registered investment adviser and part of Peapack Private Wealth Management. For over 25 years, Point View Wealth Management has been providing customized portfolio ...

We Still Need Your Help | Donation Drives at the Summit YMCA

Thank you so much for all you have done, with your help we have been able to entertain and feed countless families. But we are not done! Close to 100 Games have been donated and distributed to those in need but so many families could still use a way to stay engaged while staying safe at home. Our commitment to Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility has not and will not ...

Summit Real Estate Report - March, 2020

Prominent Property Sotheby's International Realty's regional Summit office provides an inside look at the Summit real estate market, utilizing Garden State Multiple Listing Service statistics illustrating the numbers and trends that tell the story.

This edition of the Summit Real Estate Report details information from March, 2020.

Active Listings ...

Consumer Defensive Stocks – A Safe Port in the Storm?

As the Coronavirus grips much of the world, global travel and commerce have come to a screeching halt.  The last thing people want to think about is getting on an airplane, checking into a hotel or spending money on the latest fashions.  They are concerned about sourcing food, cleaning supplies, and the holy grail – toilet paper. 

Investors have long been drawn to consumer ...

Community Conversations: Guiding Patients with Cancer

Join Eric Whitman, MD, medical director of Cancer Care for Atlantic Health System, for a Facebook Live where he will share guidance for patients with cancer as we coexist with COVID-19.

Rules of Engagement

The unofficial start to summer has begun and people are emerging gingerly from their Covid-free lairs like bears from hibernation. And after months living in quarantine without pants or haircuts, the question on all of our minds as we contemplate going out in public is, how is this supposed to work?

Here are some useful etiquette tips to help you open up this summer.

There seems to be so ...