Entries by Nicole Margaretten

Be Outraged by Injustice

Dear Tanenbaum Community, As we continue to work towards a more equitable world that promotes justice and builds respect for religious difference, we’d like to share some helpful resources for accomplishing this work. Listen/Watch: Religion’s Role in Social Change: CFR webinar, which explores the relationship between religion and social justice. Religion and Anti-Racism: CFR series, […]

Eid al-Adha: A Day of Significance

Dear Friends, Eid al-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) celebrates the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son when ordered to do so by God. In 2020, this Muslim holiday will be observed in the U.S. between sundown on July 31st and sundown on August 3rd. The date may be different in other countries, as the […]

Learn More about Pioneer Day

Dear Friends, Did you know that July 24th is Pioneer Day? This holiday is one of the major holidays of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The day commemorates the arrival of Brigham Young and his followers to Salt Lake Valley and is often observed with parades, fireworks, and Old West reenactments. Check […]

Remembering Tanenbaum Board Member, Lester M. Crystal

Remembering Les Crystal Yesterday Tanenbaum has lost a unique and wonderful leader. And I lost a dear friend. Because yesterday, Les Crystal’s long battle with brain cancer came to an end. The eulogies will be many, and Les will be remembered for a life of kindness, brilliance and accomplishments as a newsman extraordinaire—including his groundbreaking […]

Join Us for an Important Conversation on Grief and Mourning

GRIEF AND MOURNING IN TIMES OF CRISIS: Considerations and Opportunities for Your Workforce During Turbulent Times Live Webinar, RSVP at: https://tinyurl.com/y8oae8p7  Tuesday, June 30th, 12:00-1:00 pm ET Rev. Mark Fowler, CEO, Tanenbaum Rev. Diane Berke, PhD, Founder and Spiritual Director of One Spirit Learning Alliance Rev. Jason C. Whitehead, PhD, Counselor and Coach with Mosaic […]

Tanenbaum SimClinic Webinar: Medical Education through Simulation

TANENBAUM SimClinic: Medical Education through Simulation Live Webinar: http://tinyurl.com/y9o2zxxb  Tuesday, July 7th  12:00 – 1:00 pm ET Maria McQuade, Health Care Senior Associate Ira Bedzow, Bioethicist at New York Medical College Please join Tanenbaum as we launch two new patient modules as a continuation of our SimClinic series. Bring your curriculum into the 21st century, […]

There’s Work to Do

Dear Tanenbaum Community, I wasn’t sure what my first communication would be to you as CEO, but I never envisioned that first communication would be addressing this issue. I, like many of you, have been of mixed emotions since the suffocating death of George Floyd. I have moved from shock, to anger, to rage, and […]

A Personal Note

Dear Friends, This is my final email as Tanenbaum’s CEO because today, my dear friend and professional partner of many years—Rev. Mark Fowler—has become Tanenbaum’s next CEO. I am excited about Mark’s powerful vision and look forward to seeing it unfold in the years to come. I also look forward to working with him in […]

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 […]