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anti-Semitism

In brief: ‘Roots of Antisemitism’ at Bnai Keshet

Professor Mark Leuchter will give a talk on 'The Roots of Anti-Semitism" at the Bnai Keshet Kaplan Minyan on Saturday, Feb. 15.
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...

Bnai Keshet to hold talk and vigil

Bnai Keshet is holding two events honoring social justice in the coming week.On Saturday morning, June 3, Steve Ellmann will speak about South Africa’s late Chief Justice, Arthur Chaskalson, and what role his Jewishness...

Montclair clergy arrested during Dream Act protest at congressman’s office

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThree Montclair clergy were among six people arrested during a rally and protest calling for an extension of the Dream Act.Rabbi Elliott Tepperman of Bnai Keshet and Revs. Ann Ralosky and John...

Photos: Blessing of the Animals

The Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, writes that this Unitarian Universalist version draws from the inspiration of St. Francis of Assisi, to bring pets or pictures of your pets,...

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.
Robert L. Smith

Volunteer Spotlight: Robert Smith helps the homeless with a personal touch

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Robert L. Smith of Montclair is one of many of his congregation at Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair who recently gathered and sent gifts to 25 children of incarcerated parents this...
procession

Rain cannot stop procession and carnival at OLMC

The community came out to walk with the statue of the saint of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and enjoy the feast.
Community Seder

Montclair’s Bnai Keshet holds Community Seder

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsThis year’s Community Seder at Bnai Keshet will feature a theme of immigration.It’s particularly timely, with the president’s Muslim bans being fought in the courts.And two Bnai Keshet members, Melina Macall and...
Yom Kippur

Purging the soul on Yom Kippur

Local rabbis consider Yom Kippur a cleansing day, not a dreaded one.