• Tanenbaum’s 30th Anniversary Celebration and Book Talk!
    by Julia Arce on November 29, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Tanenbaum’s 30th Anniversary evening features an exciting book talk with award-winning historian, author, and Tanenbaum friend Reza Aslan on his recently released book, An American Martyr in Persia: The Epic Life and Tragic Death of Howard Baskerville. The post Tanenbaum’s 30th Anniversary Celebration and Book Talk! appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Help Build Respect This #GivingTuesday
    by Julia Arce on November 29, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    It’s #GivingTuesday! Today, you can show your commitment to Tanenbaum’s mission of building respect in a world where the intersection of our diverse identities continues to grow. The post Help Build Respect This #GivingTuesday appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Methodology
    by Reem Nadeem on November 29, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    This is the 13th time Pew Research Center has measured restrictions on religion around the globe.7 This report, which includes data for the year ending Dec. 31, 2020, generally follows the same methodology as previous reports. The Center uses two 10-point indexes – the Government Restrictions Index (GRI) and the Social Hostilities Index (SHI) –

  • Acknowledgments
    by Reem Nadeem on November 29, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    This report was produced by Pew Research Center as part of the Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures project, which analyzes religious change and its impact on societies around the world. Funding for the Global Religious Futures project comes from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation (grant 62287). Find related reports online at pewresearch.org/religion.

  • 4. Restrictions in the 25 most populous countries
    by Reem Nadeem on November 29, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    More than 5 billion people – almost three-quarters of the global population – live in the world’s 25 most populous countries. Looking at the levels of restrictions on religion in just these countries can help illuminate how a very sizable segment of the world’s population may be affected by government policies or social hostilities involving

  • 2. Physical harassment related to religion occurred in more than two-thirds of countries in 2020
    by Reem Nadeem on November 29, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    Religious groups faced harassment by governments, social groups or individuals in 189 countries and territories in 2020. This was nearly the same as in 2019, when harassment of religious groups was reported in 190 countries and territories – the highest number since this tracking began in 2007. (These counts include all countries in which the

  • 3. Small changes in median scores for government restrictions, social hostilities involving religion in 2020
    by Reem Nadeem on November 29, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    Government restrictions on religion, by region Globally, the median score on the Government Restrictions Index (GRI) fell from 2.9 in 2019, which was a peak level for the study, to 2.8 in 2020. Regionally, the median GRI score declined slightly in the Middle East-North Africa, remained constant in the Americas, Europe and sub-Saharan Africa, and

  • 1. Number of countries with ‘very high’ government restrictions falls for third straight year in 2020
    by Reem Nadeem on November 29, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    Countries with the most extensive government restrictions All 198 countries and territories in the study had at least some government restrictions on religious activity in 2020, such as policies favoring certain groups over others or bans on particular religious practices. But the severity of the restrictions and the means used to enforce them varied from

  • How COVID-19 Restrictions Affected Religious Groups Around the World in 2020
    by Reem Nadeem on November 29, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    Nearly a quarter of countries used force to prevent religious gatherings during the pandemic; other government restrictions and social hostilities related to religion remained fairly stable.

  • What You Need for Hanukkah This Year
    by 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.

  • Make a Difference this Holiday Season
    by Julia Arce on November 18, 2022 at 5:05 pm

    As our anniversary year draws to a close, I wanted to share the difference you’ve made through Tanenbaum’s accomplishments over these first 30 years. The post Make a Difference this Holiday Season appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Appendix: Does mentioning religious leaders’ support for environmental protection influence respondents’ answers to survey questions about it?
    by Reem Nadeem on November 17, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    Pew Research Center conducted an experiment to better understand how religious leaders’ messages might influence their followers’ views on the environment. Using a sample of more than 3,000 U.S. adults that was separate from the main survey, the experiment posed two questions. A third of the respondents were shown the following: As you may know,

  • 4. Religious groups’ views on climate change
    by Reem Nadeem on November 17, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    Most Americans say the Earth is getting warmer, including a narrow majority (53%) who say it is mostly because of human activity, such as burning fossil fuels. Most also view global climate change as an extremely or very serious problem. Assessing potential consequences, 62% foresee rising numbers of extreme weather events, and 58% think an

  • 1. Religious beliefs about Earth and the environment
    by Reem Nadeem on November 17, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    Many Americans view the Earth in religious terms in at least some way. For example, seven-in-ten say the Earth is sacred, including 43% who say this is the case because God created it. Even among religiously unaffiliated Americans, two-thirds say the Earth is sacred, although they are much more likely to attribute this to the

  • Race, Religion, and Health Reconciliation
    by Julia Arce on November 16, 2022 at 3:19 pm

    November 16, 1972, marked the end of the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment (1932-1972). The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment took place in Tuskegee, Alabama and spanned 40 years. During this time, African American patients were coerced into the study, not informed of their syphilis infection, and denied treatment. The post Race, Religion, and Health Reconciliation appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • December Holidays: Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa
    by Julia Arce on November 15, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    As the year comes to an end, we look forward to the light and joy that comes with December celebrations of Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah.  The post December Holidays: Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Re-live the Night!
    by Nicole Margaretten on October 31, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    We are still basking in the joy and excitement we experienced with so many wonderful members of the Tanenbaum community at our 30th Anniversary Gala: Peace Made Possible. Please join us in celebrating these moments again by viewing our photo gallery below. Thank you again to our honorees, sponsors, and donors. And a special note The post Re-live the Night! appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Honoring the Births of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh
    by Julia Arce on October 27, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    October 26-27 mark the Twin Holy Birthdays of the Baháʼí Faith. The post Honoring the Births of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Conscientious Care Conversations- Anytime, Anywhere
    by Julia Arce on October 25, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    The Health Care Program’s informational webinar series Conscientious Care Conversations is now available on our YouTube page! The post Conscientious Care Conversations- Anytime, Anywhere appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • We Couldn’t Have Done This Without You!
    by Julia Arce on October 20, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    Thank you to our in-person and virtual guests, sponsors, and other supporters for helping us celebrate Tanenbaum’s 30th Anniversary at our Gala: Peace Made Possible. The post We Couldn’t Have Done This Without You! appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • 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.

  • Join us Tonight
    by Julia Arce on October 19, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    Tonight, is the night we have all been waiting for - Tanenbaum’s 30th Anniversary Gala: Peace Made Possible presented by PwC! The post Join us Tonight appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • I Used To think Jews Should Marry Jews, Now I Officiate Interfaith Weddings
    by 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 Holidays
    by 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 Year
    by 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 Sukkot
    by 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 Year
    by 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 Dreams
    by 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 Series
    by 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 Enewsletter
    by 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 2022? 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 2022? Here’s everything you need to know. appeared first on 18Doors.

  • When is Tu B’av 2022? 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 2022? Here’s everything you need to know. appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Sign Up for Parenting Email Series
    by 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 Series
    by 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 Newsletter
    by 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.

  • Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz Tie the Knot With a Jewish Wedding
    by Lindsey Silken on May 27, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    The newest interfaith newlyweds on the block, Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz, were married in a lavish Jewish wedding in Palm Beach, Fla. in April 2022. Brooklyn, a model and budding photographer, is the son of soccer player David Beckham The post Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz Tie the Knot With a Jewish Wedding appeared first on 18Doors.

  • 10 Shavuot Recipes For All Your Celebration Needs
    by Sophie Mortman on May 25, 2022 at 12:00 am

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.