Reflections on September 11

Dear Friends, For 17 years, I have paused on this day to remember the traumatic events of 9/11—and the nearly 3,000 victims from a vast array of religions and beliefs who we lost that day. 9/11 is a marked day for our nation. But it’s also an opportunity to reflect on what has happened since that tragic day. Like the overwhelming spread of disinformation […]

Genocide Finally Named in Scathing UN Report

Dear Friends, This week, the U.N. released a report that calls for Myanmar’s military leaders to be prosecuted for genocide due to the ruthless and inhumane treatment of the Rohingya, a minority group from Myanmar. What is happening to the Rohingya? In Myanmar, religious and ethnic hatred has forced 700,000 Muslim Rohingya to fearfully flee […]

A Sweet New Year!

Dear Friends, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, will take place this year September 9th–11th and September 18th–19th, 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 […]

The New Task Force on Religious Liberty—What’s Going On?

Dear Friends, Behind many of the headlines, there is a forceful debate on what the 1st Amendment means in 2018, and how to practice religious freedom in a country that is increasingly diverse—religiously and non-religiously. On Monday, Attorney General Sessions announced the creation of the Religious Liberty Task Force. His speech touches on our history […]

Fostering Religio-Cultural Competence in Nursing

Dear Friends, On July 19-20, 2018, Tanenbaum convened a number of nursing educators from across the United States, to discuss our new nursing curriculum, Fostering Religio-Cultural Competence in Nursing. This curriculum was created and piloted in partnership with Columbia University School of Nursing’s Masters Direct Entry (MDE) Program to address a gap in nursing education […]