Christmas worship in Montclair

Christmas in Montclair is celebrated throughout the township at many different houses of worship. Here are some local pageants, choir concerts and other holiday events: United Church of Christ, 40 South Fullerton Ave., is holding...
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Culture in photos: Ramadan breakfast is spiritual nourishment

Imam Kevin Dawud Amin led the service and the breaking of the fast of Ramadan, on Saturday night, May 26, for about two dozen local Muslims. Ramadan, May 17 to June 15 this year,...
Shomrei Emunah

Interfaith Hospitality: Montclair church offers neighborly love

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news The congregation at Shomrei Emunah is attending church on Shabbat mornings, member Josie Zeman says. The worshipers at the Jewish synagogue at 67 Park St. have made Central Presbyterian Church, also...

Redeemer Montclair church seeks to build addition

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Redeemer Church of Montclair is looking to demolish a house adjacent to its site on North Willow Street to make way for a two-story addition to the house of worship. Redeemer Montclair has...

Alban Hefin: The light of the summer

by Deborah Ann Tripoldi tripoldi@montclairlocal.news The longest day of the year — and no, it’s not a Monday or Black Friday — falls on Wednesday, June 21. Summer begins that day at exactly 12:24 a.m. EDT. The first...
Ostara

Ostara: Light of the Earth – symbols of new beginnings

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Montclair resident Joe Longo, co-owner of Blu Lotus on Church Street, intends to balance a raw egg at precisely 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 20. Tuesday is the Spring Equinox, also known...

New head of St. Teresa Parish arrives in Montclair

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news The new head of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish on Sunday greeted worshippers at the two Montclair churches that merged last year to create that new parish, saying he was nervous but...

Feasting in Limbo: Montclair’s Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church holds Mass and Procession

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Mass and Procession Sunday, July 16, 11:15 a.m. Mass, with procession following. Afterward, refreshments in the hall of OLMC Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 94 Pine St. By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news The...

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.
Drums

Spiritual Drumming: Keeping the pulse with the beat of many drums

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Both women and men lugged giant drums behind them and headed up the ramp into a church on a Sunday afternoon. Richard Reiter, who is an Emmy-award winning composer, a jazz...