Entries by Nicole Margaretten

Celebrate Respect for All Week with Tanenbaum

Dear Friends, From February 5th to 11th, schools across New York City will celebrate diversity and challenge intolerance during Respect for All Week. Incorporating materials on respecting religious difference into your Respect for All Week plans is important and Tanenbaum is here to help! Our educational resources challenge stereotypes that lead to bullying, teach the […]

Lunar New Year is Near, Happy Spring Festival

Dear Friends, Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is coming up on February 12th! The holiday is celebrated by many across Asia and around the world. Observances of Lunar New Year can vary by region or country, with a common theme being the celebration of time together and gathering with family. Employees […]

Honor Educators Worldwide with Tanenbaum

Dear Friends, International Day of Education gives us a chance to honor the educators around the world who are leading students through these difficult times. It reminds us that access to inclusive, high-quality education is essential to achieving equality and justice, and that the teachers who provide this access are performing a vital public service. […]

No More Surprises

Dear Tanenbaum Community – Crosses, Shofars, and Christian flags were carried into the halls of Congress yesterday, as we witnessed Christian white supremacy at its purest and most dangerous. So what does it mean when the followers of someone who preached about “turning the other cheek” and “loving thy neighbor” stage an armed coup of […]

Building Respect in 2021

Friends – Thank you for being a part of the Tanenbaum community. I hope you continue to join us as we move into 2021 with great commitment, energy, expectation, and anticipation. We welcome your partnership in our work to promote justice and build respect for religious difference. There are many ways to engage in this […]

2020 Tanenbaum in the News

Podcast Ep. 49: The December Dilemma: Religion, Resilience, and Mental Health During the Holiday Season Continued The Forum on Workplace Inclusion | November 17, 2020 Managing Behavior, Not Beliefs – with Mark Fowler, CEO, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding Leaders Who Learn, A Podcast from CLU | October 2020 Confronting Hate in A Divisive Era: […]

Check out our 2020 Year in Review!

Friends – Another year has come and gone, albeit in a much-changed fashion. It has been a hard year. And despite all the hardship, Tanenbaum did not slow or falter in its work and pursuit of justice and respect for all.  Please take a moment to see what we accomplished with your support. Our year […]

Conscience Objections: New online learning modules!

In May, during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, two doctors, brothers who follow the Sikh faith, made the difficult decision to shave their religiously significant beards, called kesh, or the practice of keeping uncut hair, in order to accommodate the PPE (personal protective equipment) stocked by their hospital. At Tanenbaum, we believe that […]

Our Inclusion Journey Continues

Friends, Defining “workplace” in 2020 has been challenging and ever-evolving, to say the least. Dining rooms, cars, city parks are our new offices. Zoom and other platforms are the world’s conference rooms. Throughout this difficult year Tanenbaum found the demand for our workplace programs greater than ever. So we developed innovative ways to offer training […]

Updated Hanukkah fact sheet – and a song!

Dear Friends, It was brought to our attention there was an error on our fact sheet about Hanukkah, which is right around the corner.  While we try to avoid such mistakes, we also wanted to respond to it quickly. I’m happy to share our updated Hanukkah fact sheet with the corrected start date of the evening of […]