• 10 Shavuot Recipes For All Your Celebration Needs
    by Sophie Mortman on May 23, 2022 at 3:55 pm

    Shavuot isn’t one of the most well-known Jewish holidays, so you should not feel out of the loop if you’ve never celebrated it. While there is a religious tradition of staying up late and studying Torah, which may or may The post 10 Shavuot Recipes For All Your Celebration Needs appeared first on 18Doors.

  • When is Sukkot 2022? Here’s everything you need to know.
    by 18Doors on May 23, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    Sukkot is a seven-day holiday that asks us to think about the idea of “home” and what it means to have a roof over our heads. It also reminds us to slow down and reconnect with the natural world. We The post When is Sukkot 2022? Here’s everything you need to know. appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Hope You Had Fun!
    by Nicole Margaretten on May 20, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    On behalf of everyone here at Tanenbaum, thank you to all who supported our annual Comedy Show — Tanenbaum Takes a Night Off!  If you couldn’t attend, you can check out some photos from the night here. The post Hope You Had Fun! appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Respect is a Noun and A Verb
    by Nicole Margaretten on May 19, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    In the wake of tragedies like Buffalo, what exhausts me most is how preventable a crime like this can be. I am tired of families having to rise the next morning without someone they loved, someone they depended on, just because they existed and were Black in America. The post Respect is a Noun and A Verb appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • CEO Rev. Mark Fowler featured on Yass, Jesus! Podcast
    by Nicole Margaretten on May 17, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    Hear from Tanenbaum CEO Rev. Mark Fowler in a recent episode of the Yass, Jesus! podcast. Photo credit: Yass, Jesus! Podcast The post CEO Rev. Mark Fowler featured on Yass, Jesus! Podcast appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Kicking Off with our Keynote Address (May 17th)
    by Nicole Margaretten on May 16, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    Tanenbaum is delighted to welcome Celeste Warren, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Merck & Co. as the keynote speaker for our 6th annual Religious Diversity Leadership Summit. The post Kicking Off with our Keynote Address (May 17th) appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • I know you want to be there!
    by Nicole Margaretten on May 16, 2022 at 3:01 pm

    There are THREE DAYS left until our annual comedy show Tanenbaum Takes a Night Off! Join us on Tuesday, May 17th, 7:00pm ET at Comic Strip Live in NYC or from the comfort of your sofa. The post I know you want to be there! appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Religion, Race & Health Reconciliation
    by Nicole Margaretten on May 16, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    Join our upcoming Conscientious Care Conversation Religion, Race, and Health Reconciliation: Can religious communities build trust in health care systems? on May 27, 2022, at 12:00pm ET. The post Religion, Race & Health Reconciliation appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Media as Cross-Cultural Communication: A Conversation with Ramy Youssef
    by Julia Arce on May 13, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    We’re hosting a virtual screening event of the film Stranger/ Sister. It's a story of two ordinary women – one Muslim and one Jewish – who dared to believe they could build bridges to overcome the hate. The post Media as Cross-Cultural Communication: A Conversation with Ramy Youssef appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Tanenbaum to Host 6th Annual Religious Diversity Leadership Summit!
    by Nicole Margaretten on May 13, 2022 at 1:30 am

    New York, NY, May 13, 2022: Tanenbaum’s 6th annual Religious Diversity Leadership Summit will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 18. Inspired by our 30th Anniversary programming, this year’s Summit theme is, “Imagine. Create. Build. Embrace Religious Diversity!” The 2022 Summit draws together an inspiring group of individuals paving the way The post Tanenbaum to Host 6th Annual Religious Diversity Leadership Summit! appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Tanenbaum’s 2021 Year in Review
    by Nicole Margaretten on May 12, 2022 at 4:58 am

    Read, download and share Tanenbaum's 2021 Year in Review, which includes highlights from our programs, including... The post Tanenbaum’s 2021 Year in Review appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Help Us Embrace Religious Diversity!
    by Nicole Margaretten on May 9, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    Tanenbaum is hosting its 6th annual Religious Diversity Leadership Summit. Come join us for an amazing keynote by Celeste Warren from Merck, followed by an engaging fireside chat between Tanenbaum CEO Mark Fowler and business anthropologist Jörg Schmitz.  The post Help Us Embrace Religious Diversity! appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • How a Catholic School Girl Ended Up With Five Bar Mitzvah Boys
    by Melanie Grossman on May 9, 2022 at 2:13 pm

    If anyone would have told me when I was 17 that someday I would be in an interfaith marriage and have five bar mitzvah boys, I would have said, “What’s a bar mitzvah?”  It all started in 1960 when I The post How a Catholic School Girl Ended Up With Five Bar Mitzvah Boys appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Methodology
    by Travis Mitchell on May 6, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    The American Trends Panel survey methodology Overview The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. Panelists who do not have internet access at home are provided with a tablet and wireless internet connection. Interviews are conducted in both

  • Acknowledgments
    by Travis Mitchell on May 6, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at pewresearch.org. Primary Researchers Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher                    Hannah Hartig, Research Associate   Research Team Alan Cooperman, Director, Religion Research         Carroll Doherty, Director, Political ResearchGregory A. Smith, Associate Director, Religion ResearchJocelyn Kiley, Associate Director, Political ResearchScott Keeter, Senior Survey Advisor Justin Nortey, Research Assistant            Becka A. Alper, Senior Researcher                            Baxter

  • 3. How the issue of abortion touches Americans personally
    by Travis Mitchell on May 6, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    Americans report a wide variance in how much thought they have given to the issue of abortion personally. Overall, 36% of adults say that prior to taking the survey, they had given “a lot” of thought to issues around abortion. An identical share say they had given “some” thought to the issue, while roughly three-in-ten say

  • 2. Social and moral considerations on abortion
    by Travis Mitchell on May 6, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    Relatively few Americans view the morality of abortion in stark terms: Overall, just 7% of all U.S. adults say abortion is morally acceptable in all cases, and 13% say it is morally wrong in all cases. A third say that abortion is morally wrong in most cases, while about a quarter (24%) say it is morally acceptable

  • 1. Americans’ views on whether, and in what circumstances, abortion should be legal
    by Travis Mitchell on May 6, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    As the long-running debate over abortion reaches another key moment at the Supreme Court and in state legislatures across the country, a majority of U.S. adults continue to say that abortion should be legal in all or most cases. About six-in-ten Americans (61%) say abortion should be legal in “all” or “most” cases, while 37% think abortion should

  • America’s Abortion Quandary
    by Travis Mitchell on May 6, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    A majority of Americans say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, but many are open to restrictions; many opponents of legal abortion say it should be legal in some circumstances.

  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Takes On Interfaith Love
    by Scott Hausman-Weiss on April 28, 2022 at 2:19 pm

    It’s no secret that one of the reasons so many of us are glued to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is for the Jewish humor. Midge and Joel’s families conform to many of the stereotypes of Jews in New York in The post The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Takes On Interfaith Love appeared first on 18Doors.

  • What is Shavuot? Learn More About This Holiday.
    by 18Doors on April 25, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    Though Shavuot might not be one of the most well-known Jewish holidays, it’s one that’s a lot of fun and worth learning about. Shavuot is also especially interfaith-friendly in that most of it just involves cooking and eating good food. The post What is Shavuot? Learn More About This Holiday. appeared first on 18Doors.

  • When is Shavuot 2022? Here’s What You Need to Know.
    by 18Doors on April 6, 2022 at 11:13 am

    Though Shavuot might not be one of the most well-known Jewish holidays, it’s one that’s worth celebrating. It’s a holiday that involves an all-nighter and the chance to eat your favorite cheesecake! Shavuot, which means “weeks” in Hebrew, refers to The post When is Shavuot 2022? Here’s What You Need to Know. appeared first on 18Doors.

  • A closer look at changing restrictions on religion
    by cbaronavski on March 31, 2022 at 8:34 pm
  • Passover Items To Upgrade Your Seder This Year
    by Sophie Mortman on March 25, 2022 at 4:52 pm

    Passover items can have sentimental value, whether it’s a family kiddush cup or a handmade seder plate from your childhood. But maybe you’re looking to add something new to your collection, or don’t have any Jewish family heirlooms. The good The post Passover Items To Upgrade Your Seder This Year appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Methodology
    by Travis Mitchell on March 15, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    This analysis is part of Pew Research Center’s most comprehensive, in-depth exploration of religion among Black Americans. Its centerpiece is a nationally representative survey of 8,660 Black adults (ages 18 and older), featuring questions designed to examine Black religious experiences. Responses were collected from Nov. 19, 2019, to June 3, 2020, but most respondents completed

  • Acknowledgments
    by Travis Mitchell on March 15, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at pewresearch.org/religion. Primary Researcher Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Research Team Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research Joshua Alvarado, Research Assistant Kiana Cox, Research Associate Becka A. Alper, Senior

  • Black Catholics in America
    by Travis Mitchell on March 15, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    Most Black Catholic churchgoers are racial minorities in their congregations, unlike White and Hispanic Catholics – and Black Protestants

  • How Choosing Judaism Helped Me Embrace My Black, Bisexual Identity
    by C. E. Harrison on March 14, 2022 at 3:03 pm

    Every Jew-by-choice’s journey to Judaism is different. And while we share some similarities, our lived experiences are ours and ours alone, and they define our reasoning and desire to choose a Jewish life.   As for me, a Black, bisexual The post How Choosing Judaism Helped Me Embrace My Black, Bisexual Identity appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Can You Convert to Judaism? Yes, and Here Are Five People Who Did. 
    by Kristin Eriko Posner on March 4, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Since Judaism isn’t a proselytizing religion, and doesn’t seek to convert people who aren’t Jewish, many people ask, “Can you convert to Judaism?” The answer is absolutely yes.   If you’ve been thinking about converting to Judaism, I hope that sharing The post Can You Convert to Judaism? Yes, and Here Are Five People Who Did.  appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Becoming a Jew By Choice: 6 Different Stories of Telling Our Families
    by Kristin Eriko Posner on March 4, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    As a Jew by choice, stepping into the waters of the mikveh to finish my conversion process is forever etched into my memory as one of the most meaningful days of my life. For many Jews by choice or converts* The post Becoming a Jew By Choice: 6 Different Stories of Telling Our Families appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Becoming Jewish After 13 Years and Three Attempts
    by Molly Laufer on March 3, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    My path to Judaism took 13 years. And while I ended up marrying the first Jewish person I ever met (my now-husband Dan), I felt like an outsider for much of my journey toward and with Judaism. It started the The post Becoming Jewish After 13 Years and Three Attempts appeared first on 18Doors.

  • 8 Hamantaschen Recipes You’ll Want To Bake This Purim
    by Sophie Mortman on February 24, 2022 at 12:00 am

    You might be familiar with the traditional Purim cookie, called a hamantaschen; it has a three-sided, buttery and slightly crunchy outside and typically has a sweet filling of some kind. They’re thought to symbolize Haman’s—the villain of the Purim story—hat The post 8 Hamantaschen Recipes You’ll Want To Bake This Purim appeared first on 18Doors.

  • 10 Purim Activities To Try With (or Without) Kids
    by Sophie Mortman on February 23, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    Out of all the Jewish holidays, Purim is maybe the most likely to bring out a feeling of childlike wonder. It’s also just a big party and that lends this holiday to being very kid-friendly. Planning Purim activities is one The post 10 Purim Activities To Try With (or Without) Kids appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Living the Queer, Jewish Parent Life I Dreamt of When I Converted
    by Ada Centonze on February 18, 2022 at 9:54 am

    The decision to convert to Judaism hit me like a thunderbolt and became an all-encompassing need over the course of a single evening. As a studious and circumspect individual, it pains me to admit that I didn’t reach this decision The post Living the Queer, Jewish Parent Life I Dreamt of When I Converted appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Love Changed My Insecurities About Religion & Cerebral Palsy
    by Sean Kelly on February 17, 2022 at 4:37 pm

    For much of my life, I found it hard to fit in. Born a triplet with Cerebral Palsy (CP), and raised in an interfaith family with a Jewish mother and Catholic father, I felt like an anomaly. As I grew The post Love Changed My Insecurities About Religion & Cerebral Palsy appeared first on 18Doors.

  • When is Purim 2022? Here’s What You Need to Know.
    by 18Doors on January 21, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    Purim is a lively Jewish holiday that is full of costumes, pageants and traditional cookies called “hamantaschen.” It’s especially kid-friendly, and revolves around a central story that features an interfaith marriage. Since the dates of Purim are determined by the The post When is Purim 2022? Here’s What You Need to Know. appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Molly and Evan’s Second Pandemic Wedding
    by Molly Kazin Marshall on January 14, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    You might remember last year when my now-husband and I decided to postpone our wedding because of COVID, or perhaps when we had a tiny backyard ceremony and wrote our own interfaith ketubah (Jewish marriage contract). Why, then, did we The post Molly and Evan’s Second Pandemic Wedding appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Setting the Passover Seder Table: A Quick How-to
    by 18Doors on January 12, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Passover is the Jewish holiday that celebrates our freedom, and one of the main traditions is having a seder. Families and loved ones join around a table and retell the dramatic story of the Jews escaping Egypt, and eat a The post Setting the Passover Seder Table: A Quick How-to appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Celebrity Holiday Moments: 9 Challah-day Celebrations
    by Sophie Mortman on January 4, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    If you’re like me, you may not be ready to say goodbye to the holiday season. There’s a lot going on in the world, and I certainly would prefer to focus on the comforting smell of pine needles and the The post Celebrity Holiday Moments: 9 Challah-day Celebrations appeared first on 18Doors.

  • How Buddhism, a Disability and My Wife Brought Me to Judaism
    by Dan Cayer on December 22, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    Developing a disability in my mid-20s pushed me into all sorts of unexpected situations: I became unemployed for a few years, learned how to use a computer without typing and became the primary caretaker for my two daughters. One of The post How Buddhism, a Disability and My Wife Brought Me to Judaism appeared first on 18Doors.

  • What To Do in December: Parents Edition
    by 18Doors on December 13, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    Parents in interfaith families often come to us with questions about celebrating the December holidays. Visit our Facebook group anytime in December and the feed is full of Christmas conundrums. From what to do about the Christmas tree to what The post What To Do in December: Parents Edition appeared first on 18Doors.

  • What to Do in December: Grandparents Edition
    by 18Doors on November 19, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    Grandparents with grandkids in interfaith families often come to us with questions about celebrating the December holidays. From gift-giving conundrums to how to involve family members in Hanukkah in respectful ways without stepping on feet…there’s a lot to navigate. We The post What to Do in December: Grandparents Edition appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Kimberly + David: A Jewish, Christian and Nigerian Wedding on the Ocean
    by Kimberly Sara Kabonga on November 9, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    When my husband, David, and I were planning our Jewish and Nigerian wedding, it was important that the celebration reflect our unique relationship and the richness of our backgrounds. Like many others, we met during the pandemic. Since our entire The post Kimberly + David: A Jewish, Christian and Nigerian Wedding on the Ocean appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Eight Nights of Hanukkah Crafts
    by Anna Keller on November 9, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    Hanukkah, or as my middle child calls it, “Da nights when we eat the donuts,” isn’t the biggest Jewish holiday of the year, but it’s definitely become the snazziest. Often with snazzy holidays I pretend to be a Jewish Betty The post Eight Nights of Hanukkah Crafts appeared first on 18Doors.