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Tanenbaum’s 2016 Religious Diversity Leadership Summit

On Monday, May 23rd, representatives from over 30 companies came together at Gotham Hall in New York City to discuss global strategies for addressing religious diversity and inclusion. Tanenbaum’s first-ever Religious Diversity Leadership Summit was made possible by co-sponsors Disney and DTCC and featured speakers Brian Grim (Religious Freedom and Business Foundation), Pramila Rao (Marymount University) and Neal Goodman (Global Dynamics).

All photos: Jon Nissenbaum

One Woman Stands Against Hate

The Jewish Daily Forward posted a piece yesterday about Pamela Gellar,  founder of Stop Islamization of America, which is described as a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The blog post’s author, Nechama Liss-Levinson, is a member of Great Neck Synagogue, where Gellar was scheduled to speak until the synagogue cancelled the engagement due to security concerns.

Liss-Levinson offers a compelling account about how she, as a member of the synagogue, felt when the synagogue officially canceled the event for security reasons rather than taking a stand against hate speech.

Tanenbaum applauds Liss-Levinson for publicly standing against hate and encouraging others to do the same.  Click here to read more about, in part, “the lost capacity for civil discourse.”

http://blogs.forward.com/forward-thinking/174696/shul-cancels-pamela-geller-but-fails-to-take-sta/#ixzz2QGLc7l2W