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


 

Leveraging Religious Diversity: Live Webinar Thursday, March 26th!

LEVERAGING RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY:
Lessons Learned from Workplace Chaplains
During COVID-19 Outbreak

LIVE WEBINAR: https://tinyurl.com/t239pn3
Thursday, March 26th | 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

Mark Fowler, Deputy CEO, Tanenbaum
Karen Diefendorf, Director, Chaplain Services Tyson Foods

Join Tanenbaum Deputy CEO, Rev. Mark Fowler, as he interviews Karen Diefendorf, Director of Chaplain Services at Tyson Foods in a session in partnership with Diversity Best Practices. Karen will discuss the ways in which Tyson chaplains are supporting the company’s employees as the COVID-19 outbreak reshapes the workplace. This conversation will highlight the invaluable contributions of workplace chaplains during these trying times. Learn more about available resources and better practices for supporting your employees of all faiths and none!

Click here to download our PDF flyer

 

(Dis)Information Webinar Postponed

Friends 
 
Like you, we realize the gravity of COVID-19 and how rapidly things are changing.
We have therefore decided to postpone our webinar, The (Dis)Information Session: The Impact of Fake News on Religious Communities. We know that this is a very important conversation, but for the immediate future, all of us need to focus on physical distancing, socially connecting—and staying as healthy as possible.

We will be back in touch in the not-too-distant future with a new date, but for now, we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well,

Joyce S. Dubensky
CEO, Tanenbaum

2020 Visionary Award Honoree – Joyce S. Dubensky, Esq.

Joyce S. Dubensky, Tanenbaum CEO, 2020 Visionary Award Honoree

Friends—

Tanenbaum is pleased to honor our CEO, Joyce S. Dubensky, Esq., with the Visionary Award at our 2020 Gala: Peace Made Possible. For the past 18 years, Joyce has tirelessly fought against religious bigotry – growing Tanenbaum exponentially and bringing our work to the farthest corners of the world. In June, Joyce will transition from acting CEO to CEO Emerita, Senior Strategic Advisor.

To further honor Joyce’s hard work and guidance over the years, we have launched the Visionary Fund, to support Tanenbaum’s innovative programs as the organization opens a new chapter.

You can contribute to the Visionary Fund in honor of Joyce by clicking here.

Please join us in celebration of Joyce at the Gala on May 27th by purchasing tables, tickets or an ad.

We’d love to share the celebration on May 27th with you!

Mark Fowler,
Tanenbaum, Deputy CEO

 


 

Tonight’s the Night to Confront Hate!

Tonight is the night to join us at “Confronting Hate: Examining Anti-Semitism Through Religious and Ideological World Views.” Please see below for some important information and reminders.

If you are joining us in person, the doors will open at 6:00 pm. This Courageous Conversation will take place from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at One Spirit Learning Alliance (247 West 36th St, 6th floor). Please check-in at our registration table upon arrival.

If you are joining us remotely, please click the link below to join the webinar via Zoom:

https://zoom.us/j/6374166188

Or Telephone:

US: +1 646 876 9923

Webinar ID: 637 416 6188

Please be advised that this webinar will be recorded live and will be posted online following the event.

Food for the event is sponsored by Khyber Pass. The Courageous Conversation event series is made possible thanks to our partners at the Nissan Foundation!

Please contact Dasha Tanner, dtanner@tanenbaum.org if you have any questions.

Capitalizing on Inclusion – Our Religious Diversity Symposium with Ted Childs

Tanenbaum and Ted Childs LLC hosted our fourth annual Religious Diversity Symposium on September 19th – 20th, 2019. This fall conference, designed for high-level diversity, equity, and inclusion leaders, focused on the theme of “capitalizing on inclusion.”

We brought together representatives from 30 different organizations and corporations for two days of robust learning and discussion. Programming included a presentation from Robby Jones, CEO of Public Religion Research Institute, a panel of Chief Diversity Officers from two multi-national companies, and a session lead by Sumreen Ahmad, Global Change Management Lead at Accenture, focused on moving through your organization’s religious diversity journey.

Attendees called the sessions “raw and eye-opening,” and filled with “invaluable insights.” Tanenbaum and Ted Childs are proud to partner on a conference that builds the knowledge, skills, and competencies of DEI leadership on religious diversity in the workplace.

 

Join the Celebration! Tanenbaum Gala 2020!

We look forward to welcoming you to our 2020 gala, at the magnificent Edison Ballroom, on May 27, 2020. It is sure to be a splendid affair, and even more so if you are there! See you in 2020!

A Shooting On Yom Kippur


Friends –

As many of you know, I am Jewish. That’s why I was in Temple on Yom Kippur, when a gunman in Germany again tried to slaughter Jews as they prayed. He did not succeed in getting into the synagogue where over 50 worshippers sat together.

So he took his hate out on others nearby, apparently trying to fulfill the pledge he made in his online manifesto. “If I fail and die, but kill a single Jew, it was worth it…After all, if every White man kills just one, we win.”

My Rabbi condemned this violent act of anti-Semitism, as she remembered Pittsburgh and Poway.

Jews around the world—including in the U.S.—are at risk because of anti-Semitism. And horrifically, so are many others. This hate is not limited to targeting my Jewish community. It affects Muslims and Christians in countries all around the world. It targets Bahá’ís and Sikhs and Hindus.

Anti-Semitism reflects these wider social trends. It is often referred to as the “canary in the coal mine,” and often indicates a rise in stereotyping, demonizing others and widespread bigotry and hate.

And that’s why we are addressing this issue on November 14th, during a courageous conversation called Confronting Hate: Examining Anti-Semitism through Religious and Ideological World Views. It’s time to tackle violence against Jews head-on—and how it can fuel hatred against so many others.

We must stand together as allies to condemn anti-Semitism. And to protect one another.

Joyce S. Dubensky
CEO, Tanenbaum

 


 

Laughter, drinks & hitchhiking clowns: We took a night off!

On October 3, 2019, Tanenbaum friends (new and old) came together to take a night off. We had a wonderful time together in laughter and community.

We were thrilled to welcome back some familiar faces, and this year, our comedians brought the funny, along with newcomer Greg Radin, who was an excellent host. Amid raucous bouts of laughter, we all shared in the importance of taking the time to understand one another and the follies of miscommunication in everyday life – in funny (and unfunny) ways.

Thanks to Mike Rakosi, the comedic line-up and the Comic Strip Live crew, our sponsors and attendees, and our host committee for helping to make it a successful night in support of our work.

Have a look at our gallery to get a glimpse of all the fun, and if you missed it this year, hope you don’t miss out in 2020!

Join us in the hot seats!

Join us in the hot seats by the stage (or choose safer territory in the back) for a night of laughter at Comic Strip Live on October 3rd for Tanenbaum Takes a Night Off!

This year’s theme is Miscommunication Mishaps and the lineup includes Regina DeCicco, Greg Radin, Sasha Srbulj, DF Sweedler, and Holly Weiss. Hosted by Mike Rakosi, we know there will be bucketloads of humor and a few unrefined jokes to spice up the night.

Click here for your tickets, and check out the snapshots from last year’s show for a glimpse of the riotous night ahead!