More Montclair-area synagogues celebrate Hannukah — but cautiously

Congregations aim to balance coronavirus safety with tradition as they come together for the holiday.

How Montclair is celebrating Hanukkah in the new normal

On Nov. 29, Chabad of Montclair will host a Hanukkah Fest and Grand Menorah Lighting at the Wellmont Arts Plaza.
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Bnai Keshet to host course on dismantling white supremacy

Classes will meet once a month through April.

St. James Episcopal Church to hold a Blessing of the Animals event

Donations will go to PAWS Montclair.

Ramadan in the pandemic an opportunity for reflection, Montclair imam says

Muslims observing Ramadan won't be able to attend large gatherings, due to capacity and spacing restrictions still in effect in the pandemic.

Houses of worship can welcome more back — some in Montclair will

"We know that, for many of our residents, the ability to worship together plays a central role in well-being and mental health," Murphy said. 
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A Hanukkah menorah brings light in darkness

The Hanukkah menorah which symbolizes the holiday is a variation on the synagoguge menorah. Its many forms represent how Jews assimilate.
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Sounds of the shofar, safely

Hearing the shofar blow is a commandment for Jews on Rosh Hashanah: and it must be heard live. Montclair synagogues have a plan.

Mt. Carmel ‘s decision not to reopen has parishioners questioning the future

Empty pews due to COVID-19 have meant empty collection baskets for churches throughout the region. Our Lady of Mount Carmel might be the first casualty.

Some Montclair houses of worship putting safety first, won’t reopen yet

On May 21 a letter was sent to Gov. Phil Murphy from a law firm representing 67 churches and their pastors and congregants arguing the right to assemble and worship.