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,...

Halloween: Traditional customs, frightful fun

Halloween customs in different traditions, and some new ones, too.
Yom Kippur

Purging the soul on Yom Kippur

Local rabbis consider Yom Kippur a cleansing day, not a dreaded one.

Community in brief: new Rabbinic intern at Shomrei Emunah

Congregation Shomrei Emunah announces Lily Lucey as their new Rabbinic intern.

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...
St Mark

Spotlight House of Worship: St. Mark’s welcomes Reverend Houseworth-Fields

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news 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...

Rain cannot stop procession and carnival at OLMC

The community came out to walk with the statue of the saint of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and enjoy the feast.

Feast, carnival return after two years off

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church is bringing back its annual feast and carnival this month. The annual event hosted by the Pine Street church — which merged with Immaculate Conception...

Holy days: Ramadan amplifies good deeds

Ramadan is a time when Muslims strengthen their faith. Ramadan continues until June 14.