Tanenbaum SimClinic Webinar: Medical Education through Simulation

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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, with our newest online learning modules. These modules explore doctor-patient relationships and approaches when a patient’s religion or culture is impacting their decision-making. These modules are created to help medical students gain the necessary tools for navigating difficult conversations around religion and culture. In this session, we will be discussing simulation as a learning tool for students, particularly in this current environment, and would love your feedback on our newest patient scenarios.

All those who attend and complete the modules and user survey will be eligible to win one of ten $10 Amazon gift cards.



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 Foundation, on her support of Tanenbaum’s curricula, Religions In My Neighborhood.

“The work you are doing…is amazing because I really do feel it reflects America’s true values. America is a secular country that should fight for inclusion, irrespective of race, color, creed, class, or religion.”
Media Bridge Builder Award, Hasan Minhaj, Host of Netflix’s Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

“Religion is a core identity and over 80% of the world identifies as religious. Tanenbaum is important because we understand this and we address it. My hope is that it will go from strength to strength, that it will further its global impact and more people will be treated equitably, with dignity and with respect.”
Visionary Award, Joyce S. Dubensky, CEO, Tanenbaum

Dear Tanenbaum Community,

Words cannot describe how grateful we are to have shared an amazing night with you all. Our first live Virtual Gala was an exciting, new and fun way to keep our annual tradition, and we could not have done it without all of you! And thank you all for your patience with some of our tech glitches.

Many people tuned into our livestream last night as we honored Marcy Syms, Hasan Minhaj, and our very own Joyce Dubensky. While we are physically distanced, socially we came together, from across the globe, united in our belief that a world that respects religious differences is so very much needed now.

Thank you for your donations last night to the Visionary Fund in honor of Joyce Dubensky! It’s not too late to help fortify Tanenbaum’s innovative programs and projects with a gift. Text to pledge is available at (347) 970-2803.

I hope that you all enjoyed the show and had a good chuckle or two, and we thank you for continuing to stand with us as we forge ahead in our mission and work to promote justice and build respect for religious differences.

Until next time, 

Mark Fowler
Deputy CEO, Tanenbaum



We’re only 1 day away!

Dear Friends,

I am so honored to present to you all Tanenbaum’s Virtual Gala Peace Made Possible, tomorrow night, May 27th at 6pm ET. Our team has worked hard to create what will be a one-of-a-kind experience, and we are excited to share it with you.

Please join me, and my co-host, Chuck Nice, as we celebrate our honorees – Joyce Dubensky, Marcy Syms, and Hasan Minhaj – with laughter and entertainment, all in the comfort of your own home. It is still not too late to join us. To learn more about the gala, purchase tickets or make a contribution, click here.

Until tomorrow,

Mark Fowler
Deputy CEO


Join the celebration on May 27th!

Religion In Pop Culture – Honoring Hasan Minhaj

Hasan Minhaj, Media Bridge Builder Award, Host of Netflix’s Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Photo by Eric Hobbs)

Dear Friends,

Please join us on May 27th as we honor Hasan Minhaj, Tanenbaum’s 2020 Media Bridge Builder Award recipient, at our Virtual Gala, live-streamed from New York! The Media Bridge-Builder Award is presented to journalists and media personalities whose work focuses public attention on issues of human rights and respect for differences.

Comedian, actor and host of Netflix’s Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, Hasan represents a generation of young performers who are reclaiming their Muslim heritage in a post-9/11 world. As a first-generation immigrant, Minhaj is outspoken about the various intersections of his identity as an American-Muslim of Indian descent who regularly shares how his faith impacts his life and incorporates his experiences into his comedy and work.

Hasan’s willingness to analyze issues concerning Muslims in comedic ways actively combats religious tropes and contributes to positive representations of Islam in the media. His popularity allows people of different backgrounds to see that they too can be successful and embraced for who they are, without having to hide parts of themselves.

Representation is necessary now more than ever, and Hasan’s brand of socially conscious comedy makes him a powerful pop culture icon. And we are privileged to present him with the Media Bridge Builder Award. To purchase tickets, ads or make a donation, click here. We look forward to sharing this exciting evening with you!

Mark Fowler
Deputy CEO, Tanenbaum


A special message from Chuck Nice

Dear Friends,

We are only two weeks away from the virtual event of the season! Join us with host, Chuck Nice, on May 27th at 6pm EST for Tanenbaum’s 2020 Peace Made Possible Gala: Virtually!

There will be laughter, entertainment and a celebration of our beloved community – all from the comfort of your home!

To purchase tickets, ads or make a donation, click here. We look forward to sharing this exciting event with you!

Mark Fowler
Deputy CEO, Tanenbaum


Meet us in your living room on the 27th

Dear Friends,

We are a mere 3 weeks away from our most dynamic event to date! Nothing can keep us from coming together as a community to celebrate the work Tanenbaum is doing to create a world where differences are respected.

Please join us for our first-ever Peace Made Possible Gala: Virtually! on May 27th at 6PM. We want you there!

This year, we celebrate and honor our very own Joyce S. Dubensky as our 2020 Visionary honoree and Marcy Syms as our Philanthropic Bridge Builder honoree. We’ll have an evening of live entertainment, inspiration and a little bit of laughter. You’ll be able to attend with your phone, laptop or Smart TV. And as part of a special offer, our Young Professional tickets are just $150!

Click here to purchase tickets or ads, and we look forward to celebrating with you soon!

Be well,

Mark Fowler
Deputy CEO, Tanenbaum



You are invited! Join us May 27th!

In an ever-changing world, it takes a bit of ingenuity to stay connected and keep traditions going. Which is why we here at Tanenbaum are excited to host our first-ever virtual gala! On Wednesday, May 27th, you can join us for our annual Peace Made Possible: Virtual Gala from the comfort of your home, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Through our digital community, we will come together to pay tribute to our phenomenal honorees, enjoy quality entertainment, and to set our intentions for what lies ahead. This year, we are thrilled to honor Marcy Syms as our Philanthropic Bridge Builder, and our very own Joyce S. Dubensky, Esq. as the 2020 Visionary Honoree. Hosted by myself and our special friend, Chuck Nice, our virtual gala is sure to be an event to remember!

Will you join us? To learn more about the virtual gala, purchase tickets or make a contribution, click here. In the meantime, all of us at Tanenbaum wish health and safety for you and your loved ones, and look forward to celebrating with you on May 27th!

Warm regards,

Mark Fowler
Deputy CEO, Tanenbaum



Marcy Syms

Marcy Syms, Philanthropic Bridge Builder Award, President and Founding Trustee, Sy Syms Foundation

Dear Friends,

We are extremely excited to honor Marcy Syms as Tanenbaum’s 2020 Philanthropic Bridge Builder.

An exceptional advocate for learning, Marcy’s personal support of Tanenbaum’s education program – coupled with grants from the Sy Syms Foundation – spans more than 25 years. Most recently, Marcy and the Sy Syms Foundation were integral to making Tanenbaum’s innovative K–6 curriculum Religions in My Neighborhood, free and available for any educator.

Because of her commitment to, and belief in our work, Religions in My Neighborhood now gives educators structured lessons in building respectful classrooms to counter bullying and encourage understanding across religious differences. So far, educators and advocates serving more than 43,000 students have downloaded the curriculum to teach young people respect for differences.

In addition to her passion for education, Marcy’s dedication to equal rights, women’s rights, public radio, and science and the arts, has made her an exceptional philanthropic leader.

Please join us on May 27th as we honor Marcy, Tanenbaum’s 2020 Philanthropic Bridge Builder Award recipient, at our Gala, live-streamed from New York!

To purchase tickets, ads or make a donation, click here. We look forward to sharing this exciting event with you!

Live from New York…Tanenbaum’s Virtual Gala!

Dear Friends,

I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy.

Challenging circumstances require creative solutions, which is why this year, we have created an exciting alternative to our traditional Gala – introducing Tanenbaum’s first-ever Virtual Gala!

Please plan to join us online via an exclusive broadcast on May 27th at 6:00 PM!

Our virtual gala will gather us all together to celebrate our honorees, enjoy quality entertainment and a few laughs. Most importantly, we’ll come together as a community to celebrate all that we have accomplished, and to prepare for the work that lies ahead.

Our annual gala is a critical piece of our sustainability because it provides the financial support needed to pursue this work. While we may be physically distant from one another, we remain connected by Tanenbaum’s vision of a world where differences are respected.

For more information on our virtual gala, or to purchase tickets, or ad space, click here.

We look forward to sharing community together on May 27th!

Warm regards,

Mark Fowler,
Deputy CEO