Eid

Holy days: Eid al-Fitr brings Muslims together

Local Muslims look forward to Eid al-Fitr, observed on June 4. The holiday marks the end of Ramadan, and will be celebrated with food and a carnival.

In brief: Ramadan begins May 5

The Muslim holiday of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, begins at sundown on Sunday, May 5, and continues through the evening of Tuesday, June 4. During the month, which is considered...
Good Friday

Facing shadows on Good Friday

To skip the observance of Good Friday is to miss out on what makes Easter Sunday transformative, say Montclair clergy. Good Friday is Friday, April 14.
Tizmtzum

Culture in brief: ‘Tzimtzum’ at Bnai Keshet

Rabbi E. Noach Shapiro will talk about “Tzimtzum: The Expansive Power of Personal Retraction” at Bnai Keshet on Saturday, April 6, at 10:30 a.m.
Unity

Spotlight House of Worship: Unity celebrates 95, prepares for 100

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 culture@montclairlocal.news. “Ain’t No Stopping...
ash

Photos: Ash Wednesday

Worshippers after Mass at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, with ash on their foreheads, observing Ash Wednesday.
Melissa Hall

Spotlight House of Worship: The Rev. Melissa Hall to receive accolades by MAU

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 culture@montclairlocal.news. A former registered...
ST. Cassian

Spotlight House of Worship: St. Cassian Church celebrates marriage

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 culture@montclairlocal.news. Little is known...
Catholic Cemeteries

Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark remembers deceased at Christmas

Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Newark invited its Catholic community to place a personal ornament in memory of a deceased loved one on special Christmas Trees of Remembrance at several cemetery locations in...
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...