Entries by Nicole Margaretten

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 […]

Read Our New Fact Sheet on Death & Mourning

In times of ongoing uncertainty, workplaces are not immune from the impacts of COVID-19 and end of life experiences. To support you and your colleagues as you support one another, Tanenbaum’s newest resource is available for all. Addressing the rituals of death and mourning across religions, with an emphasis on the ongoing impact of COVID-19, […]

Jewish Holy Days are Around the Corner

Dear Tanenbaum Community, Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Jewish Day of Atonement) will take place this year September 18 – September 20 and September 27-28, respectively. Together, these are known as the High Holy Days and are often regarded as the most important of all Jewish holidays. Employees observing these […]

Healing as a Community

Dear Tanenbaum Community – On August 11 and 12, 2017, a “Unite the Right” white nationalist rally was held in Charlottesville. Violent factions of the neo-Nazi movement converged with a new generation of internet trolls, spilling onto the streets of Charlottesville, Va., in the largest gathering of white supremacists the United States had seen in […]

SimClinic: Virtual tool for practicing cultural competence

Dear Tanenbaum Community, I hope you all are doing well! I’m reaching out because our Health Care program has launched two new modules of Tanenbaum’s SimClinic. The SimClinic is an online educational tool to help medical students (and any health care provider) solidify their skills in religio-cultural competency and professionalism. While it’s designed for medical […]

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 […]