An Upcoming Festival of Lights

Dear Friends,

Diwali, known as the Festival of Lights, is fast approaching! This year, Diwali will take place on November 14th. Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists around the world celebrate this New Year festival. Diwali is also an official holiday in a number of countries in South Asia and around the world.

To learn more about Diwali and its potential workforce implications, please consult our Diwali Fact Sheet.

Warm regards,

In Friendship,

Mark Fowler
CEO, Tanenbaum

 


 

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 deal of meaning for those who celebrate.

Learn more about the importance of these upcoming holidays in Tanenbaum’s new Halloween Fact Sheet.

In Friendship,

Rev. Mark Fowler
CEO, Tanenbaum


 

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, our fact sheet can provide you with information and ideas in handling difficult conversations around death and mourning in the workplace.

Read, download, and share our Death & Mourning fact sheet today!

 


 

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 holidays may require time off to attend services and celebrate with family and friends. Holidays like these are amazing opportunities to learn about traditions with which we may not be familiar! Learn more about both holidays and a few other seasonal holidays in Tanenbaum’s Jewish Fall Holidays fact sheet. Shana tova and a sweet new year to all!

In peace,

Rev. Mark Fowler
CEO, Tanenbaum

 


 

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 sighting of the new moon will determine the start of the holiday.

Eid al-Adha is of great significance within Islam and employees may request time off. Please review and share Tanenbaum’s fact sheet for more information on the holiday’s workplace implications, appropriate greetings, and more!

In peace,

Rev. Mark Fowler
CEO, Tanenbaum


 

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 out our Pioneer Day Fact Sheet to learn more about the holiday’s history, its significance, and how the holiday may impact the workplace,

In friendship,

Rev. Mark Fowler
CEO, Tanenbaum

 


Photo: Pioneer Day at Liberty Presbyterian Church

The World Around Us: Live Webinar Wednesday, May 27th

The World Around Us
Lessons from Combating Supremacism for the Religiously Inclusive Workplace

LIVE WEBINAR: https://tiny.cc/0mbwoz
Wednesday, May 27th | 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

Mark Fowler, Deputy CEO, Tanenbaum
Arno Michaelis, author of My Life After Hate/ co-author of The Gift of Our Wounds.

Join Tanenbaum Deputy CEO, Rev. Mark Fowler and Arno Michaelis, author of My Life After Hate and co-author of The Gift of Our Wounds, to better understand what hate and supremacism look like today. This conversation will draw on Arno’s insights as a current leader in the peacebuilding field and the former founder of a worldwide skinhead organization. Learn more about how workplaces are impacted in the current socio-political environment and how they can respond.

Click here to register for the webinar today!