Montclair police, clergy setting up chaplain program

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Police Department will be adding some chaplains to its ranks. The department is bringing back a chaplain program as part of its community outreach efforts, as well as to assist during...

Montclair Sanctuary Alliance forms, Hanukkah celebration Thursday

Montclair Sanctuary Alliance has formed to protect undocumented immigrants. Its physical space will be at Bnai Keshet.
Yom Kippur

Purging the soul on Yom Kippur

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

Refugee assistance project at St. Teresa of Calcutta continues ahead

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA refugee assistance project involving a Montclair parish is moving ahead.St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish — which includes Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Mount Carmel churches — has embarked on a...

Spotlight House of Worship: Interfaith series addresses sensitive topics

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.newsThe “Houses of Worship” series spotlights local religious organizations. If you have religion news you think we should spotlight, please send to or Rev. Campbell Singleton III started the...

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.

St. Teresa of Calcutta to host first gala to benefit parish

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsIn one of the first moves following the arrival its new chief, St. Teresa of Calcutta is holding its first gala in October to benefit the newly formed parish in Montclair.The event,...

Beltaine: May in Montclair and UUCM celebrate May Day

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI A 12-foot pole with colorful ribbons flowing from a circle of flowers stood in Watchung Plaza Tuesday, May 1, waiting to kick off the 40th annual opening ceremony for May in...
Red Gables

Montclair churches offering sanctuary to refugees and asylum seekers

Seven of Montclair’s houses of worship offer aid, and in some cases sanctuary, to refugees and asylum seekers. 
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,...