shofar

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.

Mount Carmel collects 250 boxes of goods for hurricane victims

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsParishioners at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church over the past week or so collected 250 boxes of goods, such as clothing and toiletries, that have been shipped to victims of Hurricane...
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Holy days: Ramadan amplifies good deeds

Ramadan is a time when Muslims strengthen their faith. Ramadan continues until June 14.

Breaking the hate: Preaching love, forgiveness here in Montclair

Chris Singleton, who lost his mother at the the Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston, S.C., visited DC Rice Hall at Union Baptist Church in Montclair on Sept. 7.
Habitat for Humanity

Mixed-faith group helps build a Habitat for Humanity house

Members of Bnai Keshet, First Congregational Church and Baitful Wahid Mosque will gather on Thursday, April 13, to contribute their labor to Habitat for Humanity and build a house in Paterson. Participants either will meet at...
Montclair Sanctuary Alliance

Montclair Sanctuary Alliance holds dedication service

Many participants of different faiths attended the dedication of the Montclair Sanctuary Alliance on Thursday, Dec. 14.

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: Ash Wednesday at St. Cassian

Thousand of Christians celebrated Ash Wednesday on Feb. 26. Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer.
Ramadan

Ramadan: Montclair Muslims celebrate ‘an ongoing Thanksgiving’

By GWEN OREL and ANTOINETTE MARTIN orel@montclairlocal.newsIt’s very hot on the third floor of Glenfield Middle School.That makes the fast of Ramadan just that little bit harder for Frances Aboushi, who teaches there, and students...

Montclair clergy plead not guilty following DREAM Act sit-in

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThree Montclair clergy members had their first day in court on Tuesday, but it’s not over yet.Rabbi Elliott Tepperman of Bnai Keshet and Revs. Ann Ralosky and John Rogers, both of First...