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Montclair churches offering sanctuary to refugees and asylum seekers

Seven of Montclair’s houses of worship offer aid, and in some cases sanctuary, to refugees and asylum seekers. 
Tisha B'Av

In brief: Community Tisha B’Av service honors immigrants

On Sunday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m., congregations in Montclair will commemorate Tisha B’Av, at the Federal Building, 972 Broad St., Newark (ICE Headquarters).

Hundreds attend Lights for Liberty vigil in Montclair

A crowd of hundreds met on the lawn of the First Congregational Church in Montclair, a statement of purpose for “Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps”.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel feast downgraded, then canceled due to heat

Due to extreme heat conditions predicted for this weekend, the Mt. Carmel feast and procession have been canceled.

Photo: Lights for Liberty, A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps

— PHOTOS BY KATE ALBRIGHTOn Friday, July 12, “Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps” brought hundreds to the lawn of the First Congregational Church in Montclair. Throughout the nation thousands...

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
Race Amity Day

In brief: Montclair Baha’i faith community held Race Amity Day observance

The Montclair Baha’i faith community held Race Amity Day observation on Sunday, June 9.On June 3, the mayor and council issued a proclamation declaring the second Sunday in June as Race Amity Day in...

News in brief: Montclair Interfaith Clergy Association holds prayer gathering

The Montclair Interfaith Clergy Association, representing the diversity of religious expression in Montclair, invites anyone who would like to take 10-15 minutes to both learn and pray, to join them.Each day during Montclair Bounce...

Holy days: Eid al-Fitr brings Muslims together

Local Muslims look forward to Eid al-Fitr, observed on June 4. The holiday marks the end of Ramadan, and will be celebrated with food and a carnival.

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...