Entries by Nicole Margaretten

How to stop bullies

Tanenbaum’s trainings and curricula help educators reduce bullying in their schools and communities. By talking to children about religious differences, teachers can create learning environments that build respect for people of all religious beliefs and none. Hear from Tanenbaum’s Philanthropic Bridge Builder, Marcy Syms about the importance of Tanenbaum’s work, and her wish to expand […]

Your help is needed to teach respect

As teaching respect for differences becomes especially critical, please consider a contribution to Tanenbaum’s education work. Hear from Tanenbaum’s 2020 Philanthropic Bridge Builder, Marcy Syms, about why she believes our work is so important. Tanenbaum’s curricula and resources teach students about the importance of respecting others’ religious beliefs and practices, and are formatted to be […]

More than just a day for trick-or-treating

Friends – More than just a day for trick-or-treating and parades, Halloween may have origins in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. It’s also far from the only important holiday that occurs during this time of year. Holidays such as Day of the Dead, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day also have a great […]

What Can We Learn From RGB?

Dear Tanenbaum Community, A Jewish teaching says those who die just before the Jewish new year are the ones God has held back until the last moment because they were needed most, and were the most righteous. And so it was that Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, died as the sun was settling on […]

Remembering 9/11…Accurately

Dear Tanenbaum Community, Today is the 19th Anniversary of September 11, and while the death and destruction of that day will never be forgotten, the story we tell about those events, the motivations of the perpetrators, the ongoing trauma of the victims of that day is already diluted. According to the FBI, hate crimes against […]