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Photos: A Hanukkah “Fire on Ice” street party lights the night in Montclair

A crowd of hundreds parties on Church Street this year at Chabad Montclair 's "Fire and Ice" Hanukkah party, celebrating the miracle of the light over darkness with music, food, fire and a six-foot...

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.
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.
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...
Good Friday

Facing shadows on Good Friday

To skip the observance of Good Friday is to miss out on what makes Easter Sunday transformative, say Montclair clergy. Good Friday is Friday, April 14.
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...

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...
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...

Syrian refugees start new life in Montclair

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Perhaps wistful for their native cuisine, when Syrian immigrants Alsayed Abbas and Abd Al Rahman Ajlooni visited Manhattan for the first time ever last week, they chowed down on falafel from a...

Tikkun for Erev Shavuot to be held at Temple Ner Tamid

Temple Ner Tamid will host this year’s Tikkun for Erev Shavuot on Tuesday evening, May 30.For more than 20 years, four synagogues — Bnai Keshet and Shomrei Emunah in Montclair, Temple Sholom of West...