Thank you for celebrating with us!

A few highlights from Tanenbaum’s 2020 Gala!

“We have 43,000 students that have been educated and exposed to this program and over 600 faculty members in public schools. I’d love that to be every faculty member in every school, public or private.”
Philanthropic Bridge Builder Award, Marcy Syms, President and Founding Trustee, Sy Syms Foundation, on her support of Tanenbaum’s curricula, Religions In My Neighborhood.

“The work you are doing…is amazing because I really do feel it reflects America’s true values. America is a secular country that should fight for inclusion, irrespective of race, color, creed, class, or religion.”
Media Bridge Builder Award, Hasan Minhaj, Host of Netflix’s Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

“Religion is a core identity and over 80% of the world identifies as religious. Tanenbaum is important because we understand this and we address it. My hope is that it will go from strength to strength, that it will further its global impact and more people will be treated equitably, with dignity and with respect.”
Visionary Award, Joyce S. Dubensky, CEO, Tanenbaum


Dear Tanenbaum Community,

Words cannot describe how grateful we are to have shared an amazing night with you all. Our first live Virtual Gala was an exciting, new and fun way to keep our annual tradition, and we could not have done it without all of you! And thank you all for your patience with some of our tech glitches.

Many people tuned into our livestream last night as we honored Marcy Syms, Hasan Minhaj, and our very own Joyce Dubensky. While we are physically distanced, socially we came together, from across the globe, united in our belief that a world that respects religious differences is so very much needed now.

Thank you for your donations last night to the Visionary Fund in honor of Joyce Dubensky! It’s not too late to help fortify Tanenbaum’s innovative programs and projects with a gift. Text to pledge is available at (347) 970-2803.

I hope that you all enjoyed the show and had a good chuckle or two, and we thank you for continuing to stand with us as we forge ahead in our mission and work to promote justice and build respect for religious differences.

Until next time, 

Mark Fowler
Deputy CEO, Tanenbaum