- Responding to Hateby Julia Arce on November 29, 2023 at 4:58 pm
Though religious and culturally motivated hate is not new, the rise of Islamophobia and antisemitism in the U.S. in response to the war between Israel and Hamas continues to escalate. The post Responding to Hate appeared first on Tanenbaum.
- Kriah and a Crucifix: A Rabbi’s Story of Interfaith Mourningby Rabbi Simon Stratford on November 28, 2023 at 7:40 pm
Recently, I officiated the funeral of a middle-aged Jewish father of two who had suddenly died from cancer. The wife, a practicing Catholic and member of the local Russian community, wore a kriah ribbon at the funeral. This black torn The post Kriah and a Crucifix: A Rabbi’s Story of Interfaith Mourning appeared first on 18Doors.
- A Day of Givingby Julia Arce on November 28, 2023 at 4:50 pm
Today, and perhaps more than ever, Tanenbaum needs your support to continue our work of building respect for religious difference. Please consider making a gift this #GivingTuesday by donating today. The post A Day of Giving appeared first on Tanenbaum.
- Support Behaviors of Respect Todayby Julia Arce on November 22, 2023 at 9:00 pm
We hold the deep need for peace closest to our hearts in this time of intense conflict. As the war between Israel and Hamas unfolds, religiously motivated hate and discrimination are rising exponentially globally. Tanenbaum stands firm in doing the work to combat religious prejudice and grow sustainable peace. The post Support Behaviors of Respect Today appeared first on Tanenbaum.
- Transgender Day of Remembrance and Resilienceby Julia Arce on November 20, 2023 at 4:58 pm
November 20th marks Transgender Day of Remembrance and Resilience. We mourn the staggering loss and celebrate the courage of transgender life, all in the face of discrimination and violence. Faith communities can serve as social support, and we also see religiously motivated proposed and enacted legislation to either ban or limit gender affirming care. The post Transgender Day of Remembrance and Resilience appeared first on Tanenbaum.
- Planning for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaaby Julia Arce on November 16, 2023 at 5:44 pm
As our year draws to a close, many are celebrating preparing celebrations for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. The post Planning for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa appeared first on Tanenbaum.
- Thank You for Joining Tanenbaum’s Fall Briefingby Julia Arce on November 7, 2023 at 9:30 pm
Thank you to all who joined us at Pride Global Headquarters for Tanenbaum’s Fall Briefing. The post Thank You for Joining Tanenbaum’s Fall Briefing appeared first on Tanenbaum.
- Tanenbaum Hosts 2023 Gala Peace Made Possibleby Julia Arce on November 3, 2023 at 7:58 pm
The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding honored individuals and institutions who have made significant strides in advancing Tanenbaum’s mission to promote justice and build respect for religious differences at its annual Gala: Peace Made Possible. The post Tanenbaum Hosts 2023 Gala Peace Made Possible appeared first on Tanenbaum.
- Peacemaker Hind Kabawat Featured in Berghof Foundation Paperby Julia Arce on November 2, 2023 at 6:23 pm
The Berghof Foundation partnered with the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers and Tanenbaum Peacemaker in Action Hind Aboud Kabawat's nonprofit, Tastakel, to publish the paper- "Women Faith-Based Mediators in Syria: Challenges and Opportunities within Peace Mediation." The post Peacemaker Hind Kabawat Featured in Berghof Foundation Paper appeared first on Tanenbaum.
- A Gala to Rememberby Julia Arce on October 31, 2023 at 1:39 pm
We are still feeling the hope and unity we experienced after seeing so many wonderful members of our community together at our 2023 Gala: Peace Made Possible. Browse our photo gallery here to re-live the evening. If you were unable to attend the gala in person or virtually, you can still support our work to The post A Gala to Remember appeared first on Tanenbaum.
- Health Literacy and Respectful Communication Go Hand in Handby Julia Arce on October 26, 2023 at 4:17 pm
Health Literacy Month, observed each October, is dedicated to improving personal and organizational health literacy across the globe. The post Health Literacy and Respectful Communication Go Hand in Hand appeared first on Tanenbaum.
- Celebrating Multicultural Sukkot Traditionsby 18Doors on October 24, 2023 at 1:12 pm
We spoke with Jewtina y Co. — a Jewish and Latin organization on a mission to nurture Latin-Jewish community, identity, leadership and resiliency, and celebrate Latin-Jewish heritage and multiculturalism. — about the unique ways their cultures influence their Sukkot practices The post Celebrating Multicultural Sukkot Traditions appeared first on 18Doors.
- Methodology: Focus groupsby Reem Nadeem on October 11, 2023 at 3:44 pm
Pew Research Center designed this focus group and interview-based study to better understand Asian Americans’ diverse perspectives on the intersection of religious identity and ethnic culture. The analysis presented in this data essay is intended to provide insight into Asian Americans’ cultural connections to religion and is not meant to be an exhaustive representation of
- Acknowledgmentsby Beshay on October 11, 2023 at 3:44 pm
Pew Research Center is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, its primary funder. The Center’s Asian American portfolio was funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, with generous support from The Asian American Foundation; Chan Zuckerberg Initiative DAF, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation; the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; the Henry Luce
- 6. Religiously unaffiliated Asian Americansby Beshay on October 11, 2023 at 3:44 pm
About one-third (32%) of Asian Americans have no religious affiliation, meaning that they answer a survey question about their present religion by saying they are atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular.” As with Americans overall, this share has been growing; it was 26% in the Center’s last major survey of Asian Americans, in 2012. As
- Methodology: Surveyby Beshay on October 11, 2023 at 3:44 pm
The data in this Pew Research Center report is drawn from a national cross-sectional survey conducted by Westat. The sampling design of the survey was an address-based sampling (ABS) approach, supplemented by list samples, to reach a nationally representative group of respondents. The survey was fielded July 5, 2022, through Jan. 27, 2023. Self-administered screening
- 5. Confucianism and Daoism among Asian Americansby Beshay on October 11, 2023 at 3:44 pm
Christian, Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim are the only religious identities that are each claimed by at least 5% of Asian American adults. Fewer than 1% of Asian Americans say that their present religion is Daoism or Confucianism. However, 10% of all Asian Americans say they feel close to Confucianism for reasons of culture or ancestry,
- 4. Islam among Asian Americansby Beshay on October 11, 2023 at 3:44 pm
About 6% of Asian Americans now say their religion is Islam. An additional 3% say they feel close to Islam for reasons such as family background or culture, rather than religion.10 Some 13% of Indian Americans express a connection to Islam, including 8% who identify as Muslims, 3% who follow another religion but say they
- 3. Hinduism among Asian Americansby Beshay on October 11, 2023 at 3:44 pm
About one-in-ten Asian Americans now identify Hinduism as their religion (11%), essentially the same as in 2012 (10%). An additional 6% of all Asian Americans say they feel close to Hinduism aside from religion, for reasons such as ancestry or culture.9 Among Asian American adults who identify as Indian, about half say their present religion
- 2. Buddhism among Asian Americansby Beshay on October 11, 2023 at 3:44 pm
About one-in-ten Asian American adults (11%) say their religion is Buddhism, a slight decline from 14% in 2012. A much larger share (21%) currently say that, aside from religion, they feel close to Buddhism for reasons such as ancestry or culture. In total, one-third of Asian Americans express at least some connection to Buddhism.8 Asian
- 1. Christianity among Asian Americansby Beshay on October 11, 2023 at 3:44 pm
Despite recent declines, Christianity is still the most common religion among Asian Americans. About a third of Asian American adults (34%) say their present religion is Christianity, down from 42% when Pew Research Center last conducted an in-depth survey of Asian Americans, in 2012. Looking at the largest subgroups within Christianity, Protestants now make up
- Religion Among Asian Americansby Beshay on October 11, 2023 at 3:44 pm
A rising share of Asian Americans say they have no religion (32%), but many consider themselves close to one or more religious traditions for reasons such as family or culture. Christianity is still the largest faith group among Asian Americans (34%).
- CEO Newsletter – September 13, 2023 – Here’s How You Keep 18Doors Full of Lifeby Jodi Bromberg on September 20, 2023 at 1:16 pm
Next month, just after the high holidays, my wife Courtney and I will celebrate 18 years together as an interfaith couple. It will be our own “Chai (pronounced like “high”) Holiday!” So many of the things we do together as a The post CEO Newsletter – September 13, 2023 – Here’s How You Keep 18Doors Full of Life appeared first on 18Doors.
- CEO Newsletter – August 25, 2023 – Introducing Cohort 4 of the Rukin Rabbinic Fellowshipby Jodi Bromberg on August 28, 2023 at 9:11 pm
In Judaism, the shehechiyanu blessing is traditionally recited when we do something for the first time that year—the lighting of Hanukkah candles, the sound of the shofar, the beginning of most Jewish holidays. The blessing marks the wonder of the The post CEO Newsletter – August 25, 2023 – Introducing Cohort 4 of the Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship appeared first on 18Doors.
- CEO Newsletter – June 29, 2023 – Why I still need 18Doors, even as CEOby Jodi Bromberg on June 29, 2023 at 9:33 pm
If you receive our fundraising emails, you’ve been hearing 18Door’s Board Member Mary Fernandez’s journey for the past few weeks—from wishing that 18Doors existed when she married her husband Adam, to the impact of Rabbi Michael Satz—Mary’s synagogue rabbi—becoming a The post CEO Newsletter – June 29, 2023 – Why I still need 18Doors, even as CEO appeared first on 18Doors.
- CEO Newsletter – April 24, 2023 – Do you know a future Rukin Rabbinic Fellow?by Jodi Bromberg on May 15, 2023 at 5:47 pm
I remember the day like it was yesterday, even though several years have passed. My hands were shaking and my heart racing as I typed an email to Rabbi Darby asking if he would officiate at my wedding. There was The post CEO Newsletter – April 24, 2023 – Do you know a future Rukin Rabbinic Fellow? appeared first on 18Doors.
- CEO Newsletter – April 17, 2023 – Remembering Jane Maine, z”lby Jodi Bromberg on May 15, 2023 at 5:38 pm
I spent this Passover thinking about 18Doors’ beloved colleague, Jane Maine, z”l, who passed away before the holiday. I wanted to share memories of her with you, because she has been such an important part of 18Doors for the last The post CEO Newsletter – April 17, 2023 – Remembering Jane Maine, z”l appeared first on 18Doors.
- What You Need for Hanukkah This Yearby Sophie Mortman on November 21, 2022 at 3:55 pm
Self-gifting is the same as self-love, right? Whether you need a new menorah, you covet a new craft in your life or you want to decorate your home for Hanukkah, this is your sign. There’s no better time to treat The post What You Need for Hanukkah This Year appeared first on 18Doors.
- Can I Have Shrimp Cocktails at My Jewish Wedding?by Rabbi Brent Chaim Spodek on October 20, 2022 at 12:49 pm
It can be surprisingly hard to figure out what to do about keeping kosher at your wedding. Especially if one of you did not grow up Jewish. On the one hand, there are few things more identified with Jewish culture The post Can I Have Shrimp Cocktails at My Jewish Wedding? appeared first on 18Doors.
- I Used To think Jews Should Marry Jews, Now I Officiate Interfaith Weddingsby Rabbi Michael Satz on September 29, 2022 at 3:34 pm
My journey to becoming a rabbi who officiates interfaith marriages wasn’t straightforward, and early in my career I said “no” to engaged couples. I felt that I had to uphold a tradition, and relied on “numbers” to show me the The post I Used To think Jews Should Marry Jews, Now I Officiate Interfaith Weddings appeared first on 18Doors.
- How To Pick Dates For Events That Don’t Conflict with Jewish Holidaysby 18Doors on September 28, 2022 at 8:30 pm
Choosing a Date: Where to Start If you’re wondering how to pick a wedding date for your Jewish interfaith ceremony, the first thing you should do is nail down an officiant. We see couples booking venues before officiants all the The post How To Pick Dates For Events That Don’t Conflict with Jewish Holidays appeared first on 18Doors.
- 14 Rosh Hashanah Gifts to Celebrate the New Yearby Lindsey Silken on August 18, 2022 at 10:19 am
I hope you’re as excited for Rosh Hashanah this year as I am. These are some of my favorite items to brighten your home for the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah gifts for a host and Judaica to build your The post 14 Rosh Hashanah Gifts to Celebrate the New Year appeared first on 18Doors.
- Sukkah Recipes: 7 Dishes To Eat (or Drink) During Sukkotby Sophie Mortman on July 30, 2022 at 12:01 pm
Fall flavors, starry skies and the smell of citrus—Sukkot is a sensory experience as much as it is a religious one. This seven-day Jewish holiday requires us to build a temporary structure called a sukkah, and is all about celebrating The post Sukkah Recipes: 7 Dishes To Eat (or Drink) During Sukkot appeared first on 18Doors.
- 10 Rosh Hashanah Recipes for a Sweet New Yearby Sophie Mortman on July 29, 2022 at 4:15 pm
When I think of Rosh Hashanah recipes, I think of the spiced apple cake my mom used to ship to me in Maine when I was in college. I’d walk around the library, sharing it with friends who never had The post 10 Rosh Hashanah Recipes for a Sweet New Year appeared first on 18Doors.
- The Eco-Friendly, Queer Wedding of My Dreamsby Ezra Kiers on July 18, 2022 at 10:24 am
I’ve always known I wanted a Jewish wedding. I choose to live a Jewish life every day, and falling in love with my husband—who isn’t Jewish and has supported all of my religious desires—didn’t change that at all. So when The post The Eco-Friendly, Queer Wedding of My Dreams appeared first on 18Doors.
- Sign Up for Jewish Holiday Email Seriesby 18Doors on July 1, 2022 at 7:52 pm
We all want the Jewish holidays to be joyous and meaningful–not stressful. But let’s be honest: Challenges will arise, and simply understanding what we’re celebrating and how to share the holidays with our loved ones can be confusing. When you The post Sign Up for Jewish Holiday Email Series appeared first on 18Doors.
- What is Sukkot? Learn about this important Jewish holiday.by 18Doors on July 1, 2022 at 3:01 pm
What is Sukkot? Sukkot is all about not taking things for granted, and it’s a time to give thanks—particularly for food and shelter. It begins on the eve of the 15th of the Hebrew month of Tishrei, five days after The post What is Sukkot? Learn about this important Jewish holiday. appeared first on 18Doors.
- Sign Up for Jewish Leadership & Professionals Enewsletterby 18Doors on June 30, 2022 at 3:25 pm
Get our tailored content for clergy and professionals directly to your inbox every other month. 18Doors Jewish Leadership & Professionals ENewsletter Online Form – professionals newsletter The post Sign Up for Jewish Leadership & Professionals Enewsletter appeared first on 18Doors.
- When is Tisha B’av 2023? Here’s everything you need to know.by 18Doors on June 29, 2022 at 11:52 am
What is Tisha B’av? The ninth of Av, or Tisha B’av, is a major day of mourning in Judaism that involves fasting. It’s the culmination of a three-week period of mourning, and is often regarded as the saddest day in The post When is Tisha B’av 2023? Here’s everything you need to know. appeared first on 18Doors.
- When is Tu B’av 2023? Here’s everything you need to know.by 18Doors on June 27, 2022 at 1:50 pm
Tu B’av, a lesser known Jewish holiday, is all about love. And here at 18Doors, we love talking about and celebrating all kinds of love! The holiday takes place on the 15th of Av (“Tu” refers to 15) and has The post When is Tu B’av 2023? Here’s everything you need to know. appeared first on 18Doors.
- Sign Up for Parenting Email Seriesby 18Doors on June 24, 2022 at 8:01 pm
Parenting young kids is full of pitfalls where we can get stuck on the difficulties of the day-to-day of meeting our children’s needs, not to mention our own. The pandemic has turned everything on its head. Daily life looks different The post Sign Up for Parenting Email Series appeared first on 18Doors.
- Sign Up for Jewish Wedding Planning Email Seriesby 18Doors on June 24, 2022 at 7:41 pm
If you and your partner are from two different faith backgrounds and planning a Jewish or Jewish and… wedding ceremony, there’s a lot to consider. From who will officiate to which Jewish rituals you will include to how to handle family dynamics, The post Sign Up for Jewish Wedding Planning Email Series appeared first on 18Doors.
- Sign Up for Grandparenting Email Newsletterby 18Doors on June 8, 2022 at 2:47 pm
Our monthly email newsletter is filled with support for grandparents of interfaith families. From Jewish recipes you can make with your grandkids to stories from other grandparents about their experiences to kid-friendly holiday activities, you’ll find valuable content in your The post Sign Up for Grandparenting Email Newsletter appeared first on 18Doors.
- “American Birthright” Misses the Mark by Molly Kazin Marshall on June 3, 2022 at 2:50 pm
Becky Tahel Ben David’s documentary American Birthright, which centers around interfaith marriage, has been making the rounds at Jewish film festivals and generating a lot of buzz. The documentary opens with Israeli-born, culturally Jewish Becky questioning her younger sister Gal’s The post “American Birthright” Misses the Mark appeared first on 18Doors.