PHOTOS / VIDEO: Montclair celebrates the start of Hanukkah 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...

A Hanukkah menorah brings light in darkness

The Hanukkah menorah which symbolizes the holiday is a variation on the synagoguge menorah. Its many forms represent how Jews assimilate.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel plans to revive feast

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsWith the blessing of, and a donation from, the head of its new parish, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church plans to resurrect its summertime feast.At a Sunday meeting at the Pine...

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. 

Mount Carmel Church possesses $113,000 endowment

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsSt. Teresa of Calcutta Parish has a deficit, but one of its houses of worship, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, has been blessed with what is now a $113,000 nest egg.The...
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Religion Spotlight: Music to the soul — Jazz at Union Congregational Church

Union Congregational Church jazz band is composed of Eric Olsen on piano, Rob Middleton on saxophone, Ratzo Harris on bass and Tim Horner on drums.

Montclair Rabbi Ariann Weitzman named an NJ-11 Pandemic Hero 

She inspired and supported congregants during the pandemic, nomination said.

Bnai Keshet to host course on dismantling white supremacy

Classes will meet once a month through April.

Some Montclair houses of worship putting safety first, won’t reopen yet

On May 21 a letter was sent to Gov. Phil Murphy from a law firm representing 67 churches and their pastors and congregants arguing the right to assemble and worship. 

COPE Center gets additional space at St. Luke’s

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsAn Essex County counseling center will be getting some additional new space in Montclair. The COPE Center will be leasing space at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on South Fullerton Avenue. The center will...