Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Set for Monday, November 21
Bayonne’s annual community interfaith Thanksgiving service will take place on Monday, November 21, at Temple Beth Am, at 7:00 p.m. Temple Beth Am is located at 111 Avenue B, between 42nd and 43rd Streets.
Faith leaders from several different congregations will take part in the service. People of all religious backgrounds are invited to attend.
Those attending the service are asked to bring a ten-dollar gift card to help people in need.
Bayonne is a community that retains many of the elements of a small town. One and two family homes, small apartment buildings, and small business predominate. There is a population of 62,000 people who take pride in their hometown and its history. Bayonne residents and their ancestors moved to the city from many parts of the world. During colonial times and the first century of the American Republic, the Dutch, British, and Africans were the first groups to arrive after the Native Americans. Subsequent waves of immigrants came from all over Europe, especially between the 1880s and the 1920s. In recent decades, sources of immigration have largely been represented from countries in Latin America, the Middle East, and Southeastern Asia. Each group has left its mark on the cultural, religious and political life of the community.
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