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Immaculate Conception church hosts talk on refugee aid

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThere are about 16 million people with refugee status worldwide, Maria Biancheri told an audience in Madonna Hall at Immaculate Conception Church on Wednesday evening.“What percentage do you think get through the...

Christmas worship in Montclair

Christmas in Montclair is celebrated throughout the township at many different houses of worship. Here are some local pageants, choir concerts and other holiday events: United Church of Christ, 40 South Fullerton Ave., is holding...
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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,...

Montclair Jewish and African-American leaders find common cause

A special event held at Temple Ner Tamid Friday night revealed there is a lot more that unites the Jewish and African-American communities than divides them. 

Ramadan: less food, more words

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsNot eating during the day is not the hardest thing about Ramadan, for Kevin Dawud Amin, of the Masjid Ul Wadud mosque on Bloomfield Avenue. It’s reading the entire Quran.Many people know that...
Interfaith Music Festival

Photos/Videos: UUCM hosts fifth Annual Interfaith Music Festival

Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair hosted their fifth annual Interfaith Music Festival. Congregations from in and around Montclair came together to share music in the sanctuary on Sunday, Feb. 11. The concert concluded with...

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...

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.

Tashlich is symbolic, and real: Montclair’s synagogues celebrate together

Congragation Shomrei Emunah and Bnai Keshet will celebrate Tashlich together on the first day of Rosh Hashana.
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Culture in photos: Ramadan breakfast is spiritual nourishment

Imam Kevin Dawud Amin led the service and the breaking of the fast of Ramadan, on Saturday night, May 26, for about two dozen local Muslims. Ramadan, May 17 to June 15 this year,...