Thanks for taking a night off with us!

It was a packed room and under the glowing lights, comic after comic brought us stomach-aching laughter and tears. From stereotypes to slurs and guns to bathroom activities, we laughed about everything, including ourselves. The evening began with comedian DF Sweedler leading the way. DF stirred up the crowd and was followed by many pros […]

A Holistic Approach to Peacemaking

A guest post by Tanenbaum Peacemaker Yehezkel Landau, D. Min. Politicians and diplomats who try to resolve armed conflicts usually focus their efforts on achieving a pragmatic exchange of benefits between the warring parties. They aim for a compromise on the tangible issues in dispute, whether territory or resources or political power. Such a straightforward approach […]

Remembering 9/11-Reflections on Nonviolence

Friends, On this 16th anniversary of September 11th, I chose to commemorate the tragic day by rejecting aloud the idea that violence is the core language of humankind. Instead, it is nonviolence—a transformational force acknowledged by many faiths and belief traditions—that resonates with me and that has moved mountains throughout history. Drawing strength from their […]

Houston – America at Our Best

Dear Friends, As I watched the flooding in Houston and saw elderly nursing home patients sitting waist-deep in water, I felt the same, overwhelming sadness that people across the nation were feeling. But amid that sadness, I was also lifted up by the example of volunteers and rescue teams who readily risked their lives to […]

When the Confederate Flag is in Your Workplace

This article was originally published August 18, 2017 on the Huffington Post. By Joyce S. Dubensky, CEO, Tanenbaum. Contributions by Liz Joslin, Senior Workplace Program Associate, Tanenbaum The reverberations from Charlottesville keep coming. Among them, the many disturbing images including the photo above. It caught my attention, not only because it shows the stark divisions (and anger) […]