Jorge Chajon

Montclair organizers rally to support Guatemalan detainee Jorge Chajon

After more than 15 months in immigration detention, and over five weeks in the Essex County Jail awaiting a final deportation hearing, Jorge Chajon, the Guatemalan detainee whose case Montclair faith-based organizers and their...

Spotlight House of Worship: All things are possible at First Church

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.newsThe “Houses of Worship” series spotlights local religious organizations. General information about the church is below. If you have religion news you think we should spotlight, please send to religion@montclairlocal.news and culture@montclairlocal.news.Change is...

PHOTOS / VIDEO: Montclair celebrates the start of Hanukkah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duVx5qqhjH8 Photos by Kate Albright, video by Rick Gearhart Chabad of Montclair held a Grand Menorah Lighting on Sunday Dec. 2, at the Hinck Building Atrium in Montclair. Guest were treated to a Hanukkah Wonderland with latkes, doughnuts...
pittsburgh

Prayers for Pittsburgh: Community meets at B’nai Keshet

By Elizabeth Oguss and Jaimie Julia Winters oguss@montclairlocal.news, winters@montclairlocal.newsExtra chairs had to be brought into the sanctuary at Bnai Keshet, Montclair’s Reconstructionist synagogue to accommodate latecomers to the impromptu vigil held there on Saturday night,...
Halloween

Halloween: Traditional customs, frightful fun

Halloween customs in different traditions, and some new ones, too.
Yom Kippur

Purging the soul on Yom Kippur

Local rabbis consider Yom Kippur a cleansing day, not a dreaded one.
Lucey

Community in brief: new Rabbinic intern at Shomrei Emunah

Congregation Shomrei Emunah announces Lily Lucey as their new Rabbinic intern.

Montclair resident joins Temple Ner Tamid as new rabbi

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMarc Katz is barely a month into his new role as rabbi of Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield. And the Montclair resident knows that he has some very big shoes to fill.“Following...
St Mark

Spotlight House of Worship: St. Mark’s welcomes Reverend Houseworth-Fields

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news The “Houses of Worship” series spotlights local religious organizations. General information about the church is below. If you have religion news you think we should spotlight, please send to religion@montclairlocal.news and...