Religions and Spirituality

December 30, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS -- a global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees -- will discuss the significant changes in U.S. immigration policy that include the banning of immigrants from entire countries, new limitations on granting asylum, and family separation on ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Rabbi Stuart Gershon of Temple Sinai in Summit and three of his rabbinic colleagues will speak about their respective Judaic denominations in a Tuesday Lunch & Learn Series entitled 'Comparative Judaism: Four Denominations'. The series, which will begin on January 8, will ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - On December 6, the fifth of the eight days of Hanukkah, Faith Lutheran Church in New Providence and the three synagogues of Summit — Temple Sinai, Congregation Ohr Shalom - Summit Jewish Community Center and Congregation Beth Hatikvah — lit the fifth candle of the Menorah on ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - St. John’s Lutheran Church in Summit will offer its annual 'Advent Lessons & Carols' service December 2, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. All are welcome to attend and professional child-care is available. The Adult Choir, Drum Ensemble, Kirsten Russler - violin, and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Hosting more than 1,000 attendees, St Teresa of Avila held two liturgies at Oratory Prep School for 120 young adults who received the sacrament of Confirmation. Archbishop Celestino Migliore presided. The candidates prepared for this celebration for a full year. The music was ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Beginning an 18-months-long journey of celebration, Central Presbyterian Church in Summit will be lighting a 'Tree of Remembrance' as it counts down to the 150th Anniversary of the Church's founding, which will occur in the spring of 2020. The tree lighting ceremony, which is open ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Interfaith Council is inviting the Hilltop City community to join them at their Interfaith Thanksgiving Service which, this year, will be held on November 18, beginning at 5 p.m. , at Calvary Episcopal Church.  Held annually at a local house of worship, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - An overflow crowd estimated to exceed 700 persons gathered at Summit's Congregation Ohr Shalom - Summit Jewish Community Center on November 1, uniting in mourning the victims, praying for the injured and raising their collective voice against hatred and bigotry in the wake of the ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The Interfaith Councils of Summit and New Providence / Berkeley Heights will hold an Interfaith Vigil for Pittsburgh on Thursday, November 1, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to come together as a community to mourn the victims of the tragic shooting, pray ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In the fall of 1968, the vision -- which began a year earlier -- for a Christian-oriented nursery school in the Summit community came to life when the Central Presbyterian Church Weekday Nursery School opened its doors. Today, the school is named the CPC Weekday Nursery School and ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Coinciding nearly eighty years to the day of of Kristallnacht, 'The Night of Broken Glass', Temple Sinai in Summit will dedicate the Temple Emanu-El Holocaust Remembrance Center at the synagogue November 4, beginning at 4 p.m. The Dedication of the Center will also mark the first ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - As part of its 11 a.m. service on October 7, Summit's Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Beacon UU) will host a a 'Blessing of the Animals', wherein all household pets and their human companions will be welcomed into the sanctuary provided they have no history of problems with ...

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SuMMIT, NJ - Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit (Beacon UU) and Fountain Baptist Church will hold a joint celebration on Sunday, October 7, a date which marks the second anniversary of raising 'Black Lives Matter' banners and the two congregations’ partnership in the racial ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - 'Homecoming' at Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summi (Beacon UU) -- featuring two special services including its water communion, plus a street festival -- will take place on Sunday, September 9. Part of Waldron Avenue will be closed off for the fair, which will include ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Calvary Episcopal Church is inviting the Hilltop City community to start the fall season by attending 'Homecoming Sunday', which will feature a casual service beginning at 10 a.m. followed by a picnic on the Church grounds, on September 9. The picnic will include some delicious ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Temple Sinai in Summit is inviting the community to join them at their 'Families with Young Children' services to celebrate the High Holy Days. The services, geared for families with young children ages birth to age 8, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Rosh haShanah, Monday September 10, ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Revisiting its roots, Renaissance Church in Summit will head back to school and hold a 'One Service Sunday' September 10, beginning at 10 a.m., in the Auditorium at Summit High School. Renaissance Chruch held its first public service on Easter in 2001 at Millburn High School, then ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - June 29 marked the 95th anniversary of the founding of Wallace Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Summit. To celebrate, the Church will host a "grand and glorious celebration" August 19, beginning at 11 a.m. Wallace Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church Pastor Reverend Dr. Denison D. Harrield, Jr.

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SUMMIT, NJ - Renaissance Church in Summit will host 'Ren Kids Summer Jam 2018' beginning August 20 and continuing through August 24, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. daily. The program will see kids from three-years-old through Fifth Graders participate in games and activities that reinforce the idea that ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Originally from El Salvador, Father Kevin Valle Diaz has been assigned as Associate Pastor to St. Teresa of Avila Church in Summit, effective August 1. Raised in Central America, Father Kevin and his family moved to the United States when he was 15, residing in the Garden ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The fifth year of the United Methodist Church (UMC) of Summit's 'Chalkboard Conversations' program is underway, a community activity designed to elicit both engagement and response. A large chalkboard is positioned outside the Church and features a weekly question. “What is Your ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Temple Sinai of Summit will offer Friday night services under the stars July 27 and August 10, which will include music, the outdoors, and the communal prayer -  weather permtting. Temple Sinai will even supply the bug spray and refreshments. Services, beginning at 7:30 p.m. each ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Congregation Beth Hatikvah (CBH) will celebrate 'LGBTQ Pride Month' with a visit from Abby Stein, who will share her unusual and inspirational story of transition from Hasidic rabbi to transgender activist during a wine and cheese reception held June 10 at 4:30 p.m. Stein, a direct ...

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SHORT HILLS, NJ - Cardinal Joseph Tobin, the current head of the Archdiocese of Newark, will appear at Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in a free event open to the public held May 2 at 7 p.m. Cardinal Tobin will speak about how Pope Francis is "forging a culture of encounter by renewing the dialogue ...

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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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SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Community Commemoration of Yom Hashoah -- Holocaust Remembrance Day -- will take place on Sunday, April 15, at Congregation Beth Hatikvah. Beginning t 11 a.m., the commemoration will includes the annual tradition of “Remember the Names," wherein each attendee will read ...

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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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SUMMIT, NJ - 12 choirs, 100 ringers, and 1,300 bells can mean just one thing -- the St. John’s Lutheran Church's Handbell Festival is set to take place in the Hiltop City. The third annual edition will take place Sunday afternoon, April 29 at 4:30 p.m. The choirs will gather and separate into ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - 'The Muppets' travel to Persia in Congregation Beth Hatikvah’s zaniest version yet of the Purim story, to be staged Saturday, March 3 at 7 p.m. The original book by Steve Kaflowitz of New Providence features parodies of familiar Sesame Street tunes and pop favorites paired with plenty ...

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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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