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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).

Montclair resident joins Temple Ner Tamid as new rabbi

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMarc Katz is barely a month into his new role as rabbi of Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield. And the Montclair resident knows that he has some very big shoes to fill.“Following...
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.
FAST

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,...

Mount Carmel collects 250 boxes of goods for hurricane victims

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsParishioners at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church over the past week or so collected 250 boxes of goods, such as clothing and toiletries, that have been shipped to victims of Hurricane...
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.

New head of St. Teresa Parish arrives in Montclair

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsThe new head of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish on Sunday greeted worshippers at the two Montclair churches that merged last year to create that new parish, saying he was nervous but...

Culture in brief: Abby Stein, transgendered women, to speak at Montclair’s Bnai Keshet

Abby Stein will speak about her journey from the Hasidic rabbinate to her life as a trans-woman at Bnai Keshet’s first Kaplan Minyan of the New Year on Saturday morning, Oct. 14. The Kaplan...
Bishop

Bishop to preach at St. Mark’s on March 4

Lead pastor, the Rev. Jevon Caldwell-Gross and the members of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, invite the community to worship on Sunday, March 4 at 10 a.m. and welcome Bishop John R. Schol as...
Passover

No hametz allowed: Passover food

By STEVEN DeSALVO For Montclair LocalIn the past few weeks, especially when you head to the grocery store, you may have noticed an increase in some food items labeled “Kosher for Passover.” What exactly does...