Entries by Nicole Margaretten

A Pastor, a Rabbi and an Imam will walk into a Museum…

A Pastor, a Rabbi, and an Imam will walk into a Museum…Tomorrow night! Visit the Museum of the City of New York tomorrow night for Faith in the 5 Boroughs. Reporter Sarah Maslin Nir sits down with three religious leaders — Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the world’s largest LGBT synagogue, Pastor […]

The “Holiday Tree”

In a recent speech, President Trump announced: “we’re saying merry Christmas again.” This statement started the yearly conversation about what Tanenbaum calls the “December Dilemma.” Every year, we get questions from clients about different aspects of December Dilemma (the period roughly between Thanksgiving and New Year’s), including decorations, parties, gift exchanges, and greetings. As companies […]

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 […]

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) […]

Behavior vs. Belief: A Heated Debate

Senator Bernie Sanders recently faced criticism for his questioning of Russell Vought during Vought’s confirmation hearing for Deputy Director for the Office of Budget Management. Sanders brought up a blog post in which Vought wrote that Muslims who “have rejected Jesus Christ” stand “condemned”. Sanders called this language “hateful” and said he would vote against Vought’s confirmation. […]