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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,...

Ramadan: less food, more words

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsNot eating during the day is not the hardest thing about Ramadan, for Kevin Dawud Amin, of the Masjid Ul Wadud mosque on Bloomfield Avenue. It’s reading the entire Quran.Many people know that...
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...

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...

Tashlich is symbolic, and real: Montclair’s synagogues celebrate together

Congragation Shomrei Emunah and Bnai Keshet will celebrate Tashlich together on the first day of Rosh Hashana.
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Culture in photos: Ramadan breakfast is spiritual nourishment

Imam Kevin Dawud Amin led the service and the breaking of the fast of Ramadan, on Saturday night, May 26, for about two dozen local Muslims. Ramadan, May 17 to June 15 this year,...
Tabernacle

Spotlight House of Worship: Montclair has a new bishop in town

The “Houses of Worship” series spotlights local religious organizations. General information about the church is below. If you have religion news you think we should spotlight, please send to religion@montclairlocal.news and culture@montclairlocal.news.By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.newsThe Right Rev. Keith...
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...
Winter Solstice

Facts of the Winter Solstice, Dec. 21

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news The Winter Solstice, which is known as the shortest day of the year, happens this year at 11:28 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21. Here are some things to know about it.1....

PHOTOS / VIDEO: Montclair celebrates the start of Hanukkah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duVx5qqhjH8 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...