Alban Hefin: The light of the summer

by Deborah Ann Tripoldi The longest day of the year — and no, it’s not a Monday or Black Friday — falls on Wednesday, June 21. Summer begins that day at exactly 12:24 a.m. EDT. The first...

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...

Spotlight House of Worship: Tepperman named Human Rights Hero

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.newsThe “Houses of Worship” series spotlights local religious organizations. General information about the synagogue is below. If you have religion news you think we should spotlight, please email and
refugee aid

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...

Culture in brief: Abby Stein, transgendered women, to speak at Montclair’s Bnai Keshet

Abby Stein will speak about her journey from the Hasidic rabbinate to her life as a trans-woman at Bnai Keshet’s first Kaplan Minyan of the New Year on Saturday morning, Oct. 14. The Kaplan...
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...
Union Congregational Church

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.

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.