SOMA Interfaith Resources for Passover & Holy Week

                                           

SOMA Interfaith Resource List, Holy Week and Passover, April 2020

A working list curated by Rev. Liz Testa, Trustee of the South Orange Maplewood Community Coalition on Race. To submit your information, please contact her at LizTesta12@gmail.com.

Local Holy Week Services and Online Resources:

First Baptist Church of South Orange

103 Valley Street, South Orange, NJ 07079

Stay tuned for upcoming services and activities here: https://www.facebook.com/FirstBaptistChurchOfSouthOrangeNj/

 

Morrow Memorial United Methodist Church

600 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood, NJ 07040

All online groups and services listed here: http://morrowchurch.org/online-worship-and-events/

Videos found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy9lsNVDoQi2T7qLe276Wog

 

Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church

217 Prospect Street, South Orange, NJ 07079

https://olschurch.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/163360657011257/permalink/4138071052873511/

Families are encouraged to send in photos for mass: https://olschurch.com/wp-content/uploads/Easter-photos-flyer.pdf

Homebound connection: https://olschurch.com/wp-content/uploads/Homebound-Connection.pdf

 

Prospect Presbyterian Church

646 Prospect Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040Links to the online services and stories will be posted on the church website, www.prospectchurch.org and Prospect’s YouTube channel, Prospect Presbyterian. To attend the Zoom gatherings, email Pastor Rick Boyer at: rick@prospectchurch.org

Prospect Church has a number of Holy Week opportunities listed below:

  1. A ten-minute daily guided meditation as part of “Take A Break, Take A Breath” will be posted, giving people an opportunity to be centered in the middle of the day.
  2. Rita Boyer, Certified Christian Educator, is posting a daily children’s story.
  3. On Holy Thursday, there will be an online worship service posted.
  4. On Easter, Rita Boyer, will post an Easter lesson for children and families; at 9:30 am, there will be a class for Adults on Zoom, followed by an Easter worship service. At 11:30 am, there will be a virtual fellowship time on Zoom.

 

St. George’s Episcopal Church

550 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood, NJ 07040

https://stgeorges-maplewood.org/events/?fbclid=IwAR2nlJCUT5YCpZ7j9kLfTDxpKpMl1PTaspSdsiPymONR5VCNY2p13tbsQfM

 

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church

Prospect St, Maplewood, NJ 07040

https://www.facebook.com/FatherJimWorth

 

St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church

50 Short Hills Ave, Short Hills, NJ 07078

Worship and liturgies, along with support for those new to technology: http://www.stroseshorthills.org/index.php/liturgy-and-worship/schedules

 

Unity of Montclair

84 Orange Road, Montclair 07042

www.montclair.org

Virtual services via Facebook Live or by going to https://www.facebook.com/UnityofMontclair1/, on Sundays at 11am

Holy Week with Kids Resources:

Graphic Novel style Bible stories. Shared by SOMA resident and CCR Trustee, Kristen Mahoney:

https://www.stevethomason.net/2020/03/30/a-cartoonists-guide-to-holy-week-graphic-novella/

Ideas for engaging children in Easter traditions. Shared by SOMA resident and CCR Trustee, Rev. Liz Testa: https://www.faithward.org/easter-activities-for-teaching-children-about-easter/

 

Local Passover Services and Online Resources:

Congregation Beth El, Golda and Michael Och Campus

222 Irvington Avenue, South Orange, NJ 07079

https://bethelnj.org/

 

Ohem Shalom Congregation

170 Scotland Road, South Orange, NJ 07079

https://www.ohebshalom.org/virtual-services.html

 

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel

432 Scotland Road, South Orange, NJ 07079

https://www.tsti.org/

 

Passover Resources during COVID-19:

 

https://reformjudaism.org/how-make-your-virtual-seder-lively-engaging-and-meaningful

 

https://www.jta.org/2020/03/31/culture/having-a-solo-passover-seder-there-are-plenty-of-guides-for-you

 

https://www.honeycakemagazine.com/blog/2020/4/5/passover-resource-roundup

 

https://www.jewishboston.com/the-wandering-is-over-haggadah/


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