Sanctuary Alliance

Montclair Sanctuary Alliance to hold dedication ceremony Thursday

The Montclair Sanctuary Alliance will hold a dedication ceremony on the third night of Hanukkah, Thursday, Dec. 14.

Montclair clergy arrested during Dream Act protest at congressman’s office

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Three Montclair clergy were among six people arrested during a rally and protest calling for an extension of the Dream Act. Rabbi Elliott Tepperman of Bnai Keshet and Revs. Ann Ralosky and John...
Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel mounts another plea to survive

In a yet another effort to save their parish, former members of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church have pleaded to Cardinal Joseph Tobin, chosen by Pope Francis as the new Archbishop of Newark,...
Passover

No hametz allowed: Passover food

By STEVEN DeSALVO For Montclair Local In the past few weeks, especially when you head to the grocery store, you may have noticed an increase in some food items labeled “Kosher for Passover.” What exactly does...
feast

Feast, carnival return after two years off

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is bringing back its annual feast and carnival this month. The annual event hosted by the Pine Street church — which merged with Immaculate Conception...

Tashlich is symbolic, and real: Montclair’s synagogues celebrate together

Congragation Shomrei Emunah and Bnai Keshet will celebrate Tashlich together on the first day of Rosh Hashana.

Culture in brief: Abby Stein, transgendered women, to speak at Montclair’s Bnai Keshet

Abby Stein will speak about her journey from the Hasidic rabbinate to her life as a trans-woman at Bnai Keshet’s first Kaplan Minyan of the New Year on Saturday morning, Oct. 14. The Kaplan...

Culture in brief: religion and science at Bnai Keshet

Columbia Biology Professor Robert Pollack, will speak on “Religion and Science” at Bnai Keshet, 99 South Fullerton Ave., on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 10:30 a.m. in the main sanctuary. From 1999-2012, Pollack was director of...
sanctuary

Bnai Keshet requests items to complete sanctuary

Bnai Keshet announced in a press release Wednesday that repairs to the third floor of Red Gables have been largely completed, paving the way for the 19th-century building to provide sanctuary under the auspices...

Bnai Keshet to hold talk and vigil

Bnai Keshet is holding two events honoring social justice in the coming week. On Saturday morning, June 3, Steve Ellmann will speak about South Africa’s late Chief Justice, Arthur Chaskalson, and what role his Jewishness...