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Drums

Spiritual Drumming: Keeping the pulse with the beat of many drums

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Both women and men lugged giant drums behind them and headed up the ramp into a church on a Sunday afternoon. Richard Reiter, who is an Emmy-award winning composer, a jazz...
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,...
houses of worship

COVID-19: Montclair houses of worship adjust to social distancing, closure

The COVID-19 outbreak has disrupted all aspects of life in Montclair, including for members of the township’s many houses of worship.
Unitarian Universalist

Spotlight House of Worship: UUCM welcomes married ministers to Montclair

Religion spotlight: Universalist Unitarian Congregation at Montclair has a pair of married ministers.
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 Muslims adapt to loss of community gatherings for Ramadan

Like the rest of its residents, Montclair's Muslim community is adjusting to social distancing, adapting how they celebrate things like Ramadan.

Jonathan Alter to speak on Jewish values in the age of Trump

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news“When you think about tikkun olam, it’s ‘repair the world,’” said Jonathan Alter. “This dude ain’t repairing the world. You can say a lot about him but he’s not repairing the world.”Tikkun...

Alban Hefin: The light of the summer

by Deborah Ann Tripoldi tripoldi@montclairlocal.news 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...
pittsburgh

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,...
clergy meeting

Clergy, community leaders meeting calls for Montclair to work toward unity, justice

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA group of Montclair-area clergy and community leaders has issued an open letter addressing a meeting on Jan. 6 to discuss how to build unity and understanding in Montclair in the wake...