Entries by Nicole Margaretten

Celebrating All Women on International Women’s Day

For well over a century, International Women’s Day has been celebrated annually on March 8. It’s a day that’s not specific to a country, religion or organization — rather, it belongs to all women in every group everywhere. International Women’s Day is about supporting all women. It’s an opportunity to celebrate women as important contributors […]

Take Our Fake News Survey!

Friends – Only a few years ago, news organizations served as gatekeepers for information—choosing what content to amplify and what to omit. Today, things are different and far more complicated. New tools amplify previously unheard voices, and roughly 100 million pieces of information are uploaded onto the internet daily. Some of that information is important, […]

Naw Ruz: Celebrating the Bahá’í New Year

Dear Friends, With the spring equinox comes Naw Ruz, the Bahá’í New Year festival! The holiday celebrates the spring season and has been fixed at March 21st for those celebrating outside of Iran.    The Bahá’í Faith is the second most widespread religion in the world in terms of geographical reach. So wherever you are […]

How We Show Up At Work and Make Room for Difference

Dear Friends, I recently was profiled by Lower Manhattan HeadQuarters (LMHQ) in their monthly Q+A segment about all things Tanenbaum and all things me. As Deputy-CEO for Tanenbaum I am tasked with overseeing all of Tanenbaum’s program areas, along with fund development and communications. But the longest section of my early career began in public […]

A Path Forward: Confronting Hate in America

Knowing anti-Semitism is on the rise again. Seeing what happened in Charlottesville, then Pittsburg. Hearing the chants, “Jews will not replace us.” In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, we have to ask the hard question. Are there some people—bigots and extremists—who are so extreme, they just can’t change?  Our answer, “NO!” Support for this can […]

MLK’s Legacy of Faith and Nonviolence

Friends – In 2018, we saw communities that refused to let hate divide them. We saw the resilience of faith communities, as they supported refugees and survivors of violence and hate crimes. They remind us of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—a man who staked his life on preaching nonviolence. Across faith traditions and within sacred […]

A Tanenbaum Gift – Inspired New Year’s Resolutions

Dear Friends, However you felt about 2018, today we greet a New Year. At Tanenbaum, we welcome 2019 by pausing to reflect on our New Year’s Resolutions, which draw from many religious and faith traditions. They inspire us.  And so we share them with you—in the hope that they move you as well, Joyce Dubensky, CEO, Tanenbaum SHARED VISIONS (Click to download PDF) FOR […]

The December Dilemma – An Opportunity for Inclusion!

Dear Friends, The winter holiday season often raises questions about workplace inclusivity and accommodation. Perhaps your office is considering which holidays to address, which holiday decorations are appropriate to use, or how to create a holiday or Christmas party that is inclusive to all. Whatever the case may be for you and your company, there’s […]