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...

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...

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...

Pastor at troubled, merged Montclair parish reassigned

By LINDA MOSSmoss@montclairlocal.newsThe pastor of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, which was formed last year by the rocky merger of two Montclair churches, is being transferred to a parish in Bergen County.The Rev. Joseph...

Cardinal says he’ll hear out Mount Carmel parishioners in Montclair

By LINDA MOSSmoss@montclairlocal.news With the future of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in his hands, Cardinal Joseph Tobin this week said he plans to visit Montclair to hear the concerns of parishioners fighting to...

Save Mount Carmel committee meets with Newark Archdiocese

By LINDA MOSSmoss@montclairlocal.newsParishioners of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church said that earlier this week they met with representatives of the Archdiocese of Newark to make the case for the survival of their parish,...
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Township swears in 10 police chaplains

The Township Council on Tuesday night swore in nine chaplains, representing various faiths, as part of a new Montclair Police Department program.The police chaplains, clergymen and -women, represent houses of worship throughout Montclair.Police Chief...
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Praying for a Meeting

Montclair Jews gather outside Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s Morristown office this past Saturday night, to celebrate Havdalah, the closing of Shabbat, during Passover. Bnai Keshet’s Rabbi Elliot Tepperman holds a guitar. Tepperman, Bnai Keshet’s Rabbi...
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COPE Center gets additional space at St. Luke’s

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsAn Essex County counseling center will be getting some additional new space in Montclair. The COPE Center will be leasing space at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on South Fullerton Avenue. The center will...
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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...