Naw Ruz: Celebrating the Bahá’í New Year

Dear Friends, With the spring equinox comes Naw Ruz, the Bahá’í New Year festival! The holiday celebrates the spring season and has been fixed at March 21st for those celebrating outside of Iran.    The Bahá’í Faith is the second most widespread religion in the world in terms of geographical reach. So wherever you are […]

Happy Lunar New Year! What You Should Know!

With Lunar New Year just around the corner, Tanenbaum would like to share its newest Holiday Fact Sheet!  The 2019 Lunar New Year will begin tomorrow, February 5th. Also known as the Spring Festival, the holiday is celebrated across Asia, beginning with the first new moon of the lunar calendar.  Celebrations conclude 15 days later […]

How We Show Up At Work and Make Room for Difference

Dear Friends, I recently was profiled by Lower Manhattan HeadQuarters (LMHQ) in their monthly Q+A segment about all things Tanenbaum and all things me. As Deputy-CEO for Tanenbaum I am tasked with overseeing all of Tanenbaum’s program areas, along with fund development and communications. But the longest section of my early career began in public […]

A Path Forward: Confronting Hate in America

Knowing anti-Semitism is on the rise again. Seeing what happened in Charlottesville, then Pittsburg. Hearing the chants, “Jews will not replace us.” In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, we have to ask the hard question. Are there some people—bigots and extremists—who are so extreme, they just can’t change?  Our answer, “NO!” Support for this can […]

Paradigm Shifters in Armed Conflict

Notwithstanding unprecedented challenges, Tanenbaum’s Peacemakers in Action Network is busy on the frontlines strengthening communities & confronting armed conflicts every day. Tanenbaum CEO, Joyce Dubensky & staff recently published a groundbreaking piece in the Journal of Interreligious Studies (JIRS) in partnership with Harvard Divinity School’s Religions and the Practice of Peace Colloquium. Their article, Building […]