Annual Livingston Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebrationsponsored by the Livingston Interfaith Clergy Association & The Township of Livingston
Temple B’nai Abraham was honored to host this year’s Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service led by the Livingston Clergy Association. The hour-long celebration included music by Voices in Harmony led by Cantor Perry Fine, the children’s choir from Livingstone Church and a solo by Cantor Jessica Epstein.
Clergy led prayers and liturgy. Mayor Al Anthony expressed gratitude for the blessings of his life. A community member from each of the three faiths–Christianity, Judaism and Islam -expressed their gratitude, Janice Hoffman Woodruff, Marissa Maddalena and Saba Laeeq Khan. Julie Kaplan shared the work of Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors (connected to CHOW) which was the recipient of the evening’s donations. It was an uplifting hour of song, prayer and expressions of gratitude.
Pre-Service photo from participants and planners of this year’s Interfaith Thanksgiving Service: Msgr. Robert Furman (St. Philomena Roman Catholic Church), Cantor Perry Fine (Temple Beth Shalom), Rev. Daniel Martian (Presbyterian Church), Rabbi David Z. Vaisberg (Temple B’nai Abraham), Saba Laeeq Khan (Muslim Community), Rev. Elizabeth Wigg Maxwell (St .Peter’s Church), Rev. Kevin Newburg (United Methodist), Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz (Temple B’nai Abraham), Janice Hoffman Woodruff (St. Peter’s Church), Julie Kaplan (Livingston Neighbors Helping Neigbhors and Temple B’nai Abraham), Rev. Susan Gillespie (Trinity Covenant Church), Cantor Jessica Epstein (Temple B’nai Abraham) Missing from photo: Marissa Maddalena (Temple Beth Shalom), Mayor Al Anthony