How you choose to react depends on who you—and who we are.

Friends—   I am sad—again. Once more, on behalf of Tanenbaum, I send our sympathy to the families of the deceased and injured in Saturday’s Synagogue shooting in California.    I am also troubled. Because the violence isn’t a surprise. Hating others based on their religion is now normalized.     While the reality is that […]

What Anti-Semitism Sounds Like—National Tell a Story Day

Storytelling is an ancient practice used to pass knowledge from one generation to the next. It’s a way we share lessons learned and experiences that inform all of us. On Saturday, our nation celebrates Tell a Story Day. And in preparation of that event, we’re sharing one man’s story about his first encounter with anti-Semitism. […]

“This is a Moment of Mourning, Understanding, Reflection, Learning and Unlearning” – Dishani Jayaweera

“This is a Moment of Mourning, Understanding, Reflection, Learning and Unlearning” – Dishani Jayaweera, Tanenbaum Peacemaker in Action We can barely imagine what it must feel like to be in Sri Lanka today, as it reels from devastating attacks that targeted Christians on Easter Sunday and killed more than 300 people. Or what it is […]

Hope From The Ashes

Friends,  This week is Holy Week, when millions of Christians mark the death and resurrection of Jesus. Under normal circumstances, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris would have been preparing to display its holy relics to the faithful on Good Friday. Instead, it has burned. And while the fire at the Cathedral is now extinguished, it […]

Courageous Conversations: Join us April 16 at Brooklyn Law School!

Are there some people you just can’t talk to? Our panelists say, “NO!” RSVP for Courageous Conversations! A Combating Extremism event on April 16, at Brooklyn Law School. Download the flyer here