Remembering Sir “Siggy” – Reflections from a Fellow Traveler for Interfaith Understanding

I join friends and colleagues in mourning the death of the legendary — but very real and very human — Sigmund Sternberg. As long as I have worked in the field of interreligious relations, well over half a century, “Siggy” was there, offering support, encouragement and discernment. In addition to a common concern that dialogue […]

Thank You for a Great Night Off!

The room was full of old friends and some new, with lots of jabs at biases – racial, religious, sexual orientation, and the like. We had the opportunity to laugh at what society teaches us, and at how we cope with hatred in the world. The night gave us the opportunity to share a little […]

Join us October 13th at Carnegie!

Please join us October 13, 2016 at Carnegie for the launch of Peacemakers in Action Vol. II. Hear about the unsung heroes of today who risk their lives in some of the world’s most dangerous conflict zones. Click to download the flyer

Remembering Shimon Peres

  Tanenbaum mourns the loss of former Israeli prime minister and president Shimon Peres, and remembers him as a man who remained steadfast in his commitment to public service and who pursued peace despite popular opinion or political favor. As a leader who reflected complex and tumultuous times, Peres set an example as he dedicated […]

The Survivor Tree: A story of resilience from 9/11

The tree’s branches were severed but a few green leaves remained, each leaf a sign of life against the blackened sky. On that day, we grieved as New Yorkers, and global citizens, for the innocent lives lost and the knowledge that in many ways, life would never be the same. The tree was carefully removed from […]