Religions and Spirituality

October 29, 2018

Last updated: 2:06 p.m. Oct. 29 Local Police, Other Agencies Tighten Security At Jewish Institutions WESTFIELD, NJ – Community members came together in a vigil after what is being described as the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history left 11 people dead and six wounded at a synagogue in ...

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Last updated: 3:19 p.m. Oct. 29 The greater Westfield and Union County communities are invited. WESTFIELD, NJ – A local temple will hold a vigil following the shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that left at least 11 dead on Saturday. Temple Emanu-El will hold the “Vigil ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield observed the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with a community gathering on Tuesday at the September 11 Memorial site on North Avenue at East Broad Street. Part of North Avenue near the memorial was closed during the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Town of Westfield will observe the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with a community gathering that evening at the September 11 Memorial on North Avenue at East Broad Street. The ceremony will be held rain or shine.  Mayor Shelley Brindle extended ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Conservation efforts of the historical burial ground across from the Presbyterian Church of Westfield on Mountain Avenue are in the final stages.  Multi-phased fundraising efforts by the church made it possible to perform maintenance on one of Westfield’s most historically ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The staff at Trinitas Regional Medical Center was presented with handmade hats for newborn infants as well as patients at the Cancer Center last week by the 4C’s, a club from St. Helen's Roman Catholic Church in Westfield. Alesia Porter, program director of the 4C’s, along with ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Union County Torah Center-Chabad celebrated the Jewish festival of Lag B’Omer Thursday evening with a Family Fun Day featuring sports and games with Throwback Sports, balloons and magic by Magic Maurice, a moon bounce, a hot dog barbecue, sweet treats and a bonfire. The Union ...

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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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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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WESTFIELD, NJ — Six people who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6  at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office pleaded “not guilty” to defiant trespassing Tuesday morning at Westfield Municipal Court. Rev. Ann Ralosky and Rev. John Rogers of First Congregational Church in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Wednesday, Feb. 14, is Ash Wednesday. As a help to commuters who are unable to get to church before their journey into the city, Rev. Dr. Duncan Johnston and friends from St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield will be at the south entrance to the train station beginning at 7:20 ...

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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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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield residents Alissa Berger and Jenny Tananbaum, along with a rotating group of about 75 volunteers, greet refugee families nearly every Saturday at Temple Emanu-El in Westfield. What started as a mitzvah project for Berger’s son, Dylan, quickly evolved into a group ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield’s 31st annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Commemoration Service took place Monday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Westfield. The event kicked off with a march at 12:30 p.m. from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial at the south side traffic circle where ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Westfield will hold its 31st annual march and interfaith commemoration service this MLK Day, Jan. 15. The march will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the town’s MLK memorial and precede to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 414 East Broad St. for ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The Union County Torah Center said farewell to Mayor Andy Skibitsky during its annual menorah lighting ceremony on Wednesday evening at the North Avenue Train Station. According to Rabbi Levi Block, Skibitsky (Westfield’s longest-serving mayor) has attended the menorah lighting ...

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