• The Insanity of Packing My Daughter’s Perfect Jewish Mexican Lunch
    by Anna Keller on September 23, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    I learned the word for bread in English first. The soft syllable already begging for butter, jam, something to spread across our crisp, clean, crunchy alphabet. In Yeshiva (the Jewish school I attended), the word we used was “lechem,” with our tongues hanging out of the mouth at the The post The Insanity of Packing My Daughter’s Perfect Jewish Mexican Lunch appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Peacemakers in Action Podcast launches on International Day of Peace
    by Nicole Margaretten on September 21, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    Dear Friends, To celebrate the International Day of Peace, Tanenbaum launches the Peacemakers in Action podcast!  The first audio case study episode “Conflict is a Flower: Dishani Jayaweera, Sri Lanka” features Tanenbaum Peacemaker in Action Dishani Jayaweera of Sri Lanka. We hear about Dishani’s peacebuilding journey in her own powerful words. In the “More on Dishani and Sri Lanka” follow-up episode, The post Peacemakers in Action Podcast launches on International Day of Peace appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Acknowledgments
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on September 21, 2021 at 1:49 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. This report is a collaborative effort based on

  • Methodology
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on September 21, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    This section describes the sources and variables used for the analyses in this report. It explains known limitations of the data. Next, it outlines the strengths and weaknesses of the map used, as well as possible alternatives and reasons why data is shown as missing in some areas. Finally, the multilevel mixed-effects modeling used in

  • 3. Religious demography of Indian states and territories
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on September 21, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    As is the case in most countries, population density varies widely across India. The most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, recorded close to 200 million (20 crore) inhabitants in the 2011 census, while the southern archipelago of Lakshadweep had fewer than 100,000 (1,00,000 in India’s number system). Adherents of religious groups also are not evenly distributed

  • 2. Causes of religious change
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on September 21, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    The religious composition of the global population is always in flux. For example, the share of Buddhists worldwide is shrinking because of their low average fertility rate, and Christians are declining in the U.S. and Western Europe as more people leave organized religion. Demographers attribute changes in the size of religious populations to three main

  • 1. Population growth and religious composition
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on September 21, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    India’s population has more than tripled in the six decades following Partition, from 361 million (36.1 crore) people in the 1951 census to more than 1.2 billion (120 crore) in 2011. As of 2020, India gains roughly 1 million (10 lakh) inhabitants each month, putting it on course to surpass China as the world’s most

  • Religious Composition of India
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on September 21, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    All major religious groups in India have shown sharp declines in their fertility rates, limiting change in the country’s religious composition since 1951. Meanwhile, fertility differences between India’s religious groups are generally much smaller than they used to be.

  • Fasting on Yom Kippur: All You Need to Know
    by Sean Kelly on September 18, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Return to the Guide to the High Holy Days Guide to the High Holy Days: Symbols and Rituals Fasting on Yom Kippur One of the things Yom Kippur is best known for is the practice of fasting for the duration The post Fasting on Yom Kippur: All You Need to Know appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Grace Gummer and Mark Ronson Head Into the New Year With a Wedding
    by Sophie Mortman on September 14, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    There’s no better way to end a (Jewish) year with a big celebration, and this star-studded couple did just that. Grace Gummer and Mark Ronson shared a Jew-ish ceremony together on an undisclosed date, and the pair shared the news The post Grace Gummer and Mark Ronson Head Into the New Year With a Wedding appeared first on 18Doors.

  • 9/11: Facts & Fiction
    by Nicole Margaretten on September 11, 2021 at 1:31 am

    This year marks the 20th year of remembrance of the fatal attacks on September 11, 2001. Twenty years later and I find myself wondering if our rhetoric and our reporting has really changed? I remember when I started working at Tanenbaum, I had no idea of the impacts of 9/11 daily and how deeply personal they were The post 9/11: Facts & Fiction appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Reflection on 9/11 by Rev. Mark Fowler
    by Nicole Margaretten on September 11, 2021 at 1:28 am

    By Rev. Mark Fowler, CEO, Tanenbaum On September 11, 2001, I was on my way to the World Trade Center. I was set to begin a leadership training program and the offices and classrooms of the organization were in 1 World Trade Center. I didn’t have the news on before I left my apartment, but The post Reflection on 9/11 by Rev. Mark Fowler appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Reflection on 9/11 by Nicole Margaretten
    by Nicole Margaretten on September 10, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    By Nicole Margaretten, Communications Manager – Creative Content, Tanenbaum Crying pierced through the classroom and I paused, graphite pencil in hand. As the crying turned into wailing out in the hallway, it was clear something awful had happened. I stopped drawing. The half-drawn taxidermy opossum stared back at me from the page as if asking The post Reflection on 9/11 by Nicole Margaretten appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Reflection on 9/11 by Nancy Wolfe
    by Nicole Margaretten on September 10, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    By Nancy Wolfe, Assistant Director of Development, Tanenbaum In many ways there really could not be more different worlds than two I have lived in – Pensacola, Florida and New York, New York. But in gathering my thoughts as the 20th Anniversary of September 11th approaches, I thought it important to write a note of The post Reflection on 9/11 by Nancy Wolfe appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Reflection on 9/11 by Joyce Dubensky
    by Nicole Margaretten on September 10, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    by Joyce S. Dubensky, Esq., CEO Emerita, Sr. Strategic Advisor, Tanenbaum I remember before 9/11, the moments of impact, the day itself, and the weeks that followed. These memories are as sharp as the present – and both evoke reflections. Before 9/11. I walked into buildings to attend a meeting and never showed my ID. The post Reflection on 9/11 by Joyce Dubensky appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Do you work at a faith-based health care facility?
    by Nicole Margaretten on August 30, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Dear Friends,   Do you work at a faith-based hospital or health care facility? If so, we would greatly appreciate your input for our survey gathering data about LGBTQ inclusive hospital policies and practices. In 2019, Tanenbaum’s Health Care Program published a paper entitled, “Faith-Based Health Care and the LGBTQ Community: Opportunities and Barriers for The post Do you work at a faith-based health care facility? appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Promote Equity, Inclusivity & Social-Emotional Growth with Tanenbaum’s Curricula
    by Nicole Margaretten on August 17, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    Dear Friends, We are excited to announce the launch of second editions of our Religions in My Neighborhood and World Olympics curricula. We are pleased to offer these updated curricula free of charge as downloads from Tanenbaum’s website. Bullying and intolerance related to religion remain serious problems in schools. Our curricula provide interactive lesson plans The post Promote Equity, Inclusivity & Social-Emotional Growth with Tanenbaum’s Curricula appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Largest Group of Respondents from Jews of Color Initiative Study Are Interfaith Families
    by Tema Smith on August 13, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    If you’re anything like me, the news that the Jews of Color Initiative commissioned a landmark study exploring the experiences of Jews of Color in the American Jewish community felt extremely exciting and horribly overdue. As a mixed race Jew The post Largest Group of Respondents from Jews of Color Initiative Study Are Interfaith Families appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Peacemaker in Action Nominee Profile: Faisal Hu
    by Nicole Margaretten on August 13, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    This post is part of our Peacemaker in Action Nominee Profile Series, featuring Faisal Hu from Turkey. Faisal Hu demonstrates the power of interfaith collaboration. He is a Muslim man who volunteers for a Buddhist organization that provides assistance to Christians and Muslims in Istanbul. Hu has been a part of the Buddhist Compassion Relief The post Peacemaker in Action Nominee Profile: Faisal Hu appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Coming Up: Significant Jewish Fall Holidays
    by Nicole Margaretten on August 13, 2021 at 1:46 am

    Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (Jewish Day of Atonement) will take place this year September 6 – September 8 and September 15 – 16, respectively. Together, these are known as the High Holy Days and are often regarded as the most important of all Jewish holidays. Observations begin and end at sundown The post Coming Up: Significant Jewish Fall Holidays appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • How to Make Your Website Interfaith Family-Friendly
    by Tema Smith on August 12, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    Your website is the welcome mat for your community. It is often the first glimpse of your organization that someone searching for Jewish connection will get, so first impressions are important! With many Jewish organizations hoping to engage interfaith families, The post How to Make Your Website Interfaith Family-Friendly appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Why I Shouldn’t Have Kept Services From My Husband
    by Nataliya Naydorf on August 9, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    Yom Kippur two years ago was the first time my husband Andy joined me at our local Chabad for Kol Nidre, a special service on the eve of Yom Kippur. He was running late from work and when he arrived, all the seats were full. I could see The post Why I Shouldn’t Have Kept Services From My Husband appeared first on 18Doors.

  • One Day, Two Ceremonies: Hindu and Jewish
    by Ezra Samuels on August 9, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    When planning an interfaith wedding, it’s beautiful to find meaningful ways to intertwine each other’s traditions. For this Hindu and Jewish couple (who wish to remain anonymous), crafting two separate ceremonies with immediate family—a Hindu ceremony immediately followed by a Jewish one—was the right choice. The bride says, “In The post One Day, Two Ceremonies: Hindu and Jewish appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Rosh Hashanah Shop Guide
    by Lindsey Silken on July 29, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    I hope you’re as excited for Rosh Hashanah this year as I am. After being stuck at home, and hardly able to celebrate at all last year, I’m going all out. These are some of my favorite items to brighten The post Rosh Hashanah Shop Guide appeared first on 18Doors.

  • What We Didn’t Know About Finding a Jewish Officiant
    by Ezra Samuels on July 23, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    When people start planning their weddings, they often think about the decorations, attire and maybe the food. My first task? Finding Jewish clergy to officiate. Ezra and Joe with their dog. Photo by Mary Camu Joe, my fiancé, doesn’t belong The post What We Didn’t Know About Finding a Jewish Officiant appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Julia Haart’s Unorthodox, Interfaith Life
    by Sophie Mortman on July 20, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    The reality show My Unorthodox Life, which just dropped on Netflix, is addictive—and not only because of the extravagant lifestyle that Julia Haart and her family lead. In the span of eight years, she went from an ultra-observant Orthodox Jew, to The post Julia Haart’s Unorthodox, Interfaith Life appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Appendix B: Words or phrases most disproportionately used by clergy of each group
  • Methodology
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on July 8, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    This study is based on an analysis of 12,832 sermons, homilies or worship services delivered between Aug. 31 and Nov. 8, 2020, and collected from the websites of 2,146 churches found via the Google Places application programming interface (API), a tool that provides information about establishments, geographic locations or points of interest listed on Google

  • Acknowledgments
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on July 8, 2021 at 5:40 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. This report is a collaborative effort based on

  • Pastors Often Discussed Election, Pandemic and Racism in Fall of 2020
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on July 8, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    Among churches that posted their sermons, homilies or worship services online between Aug. 31 and Nov. 8, 2020, two-thirds posted at least one message from the pulpit mentioning the election. But discussion varied considerably among the four major Christian groups included in this analysis.

  • 10 Multicultural Jewish Food Personalities to Follow on Instagram
    by Sophie Mortman on July 7, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    If you’re anything like the staff at 18Doors, you spend way too much time looking at food-related Instagram feeds. Just us? Either way, you don’t have to waste your time going down a babka rabbit hole, because we already did. The post 10 Multicultural Jewish Food Personalities to Follow on Instagram appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Tu B’Av is an Opportunity to Honor Interfaith Couples
    by Tema Smith on July 7, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    The recent Pew Survey of Jewish Americans confirmed what the 2013 Pew Study told us: Interfaith couples are now the majority of Jewish couples in our community. As Jewish professionals, clergy and lay leaders, interfaith families are our constituents—our congregants, The post Tu B’Av is an Opportunity to Honor Interfaith Couples appeared first on 18Doors.

  • What is Yom Kippur? Meaning, Significance & Traditions
    by 18Doors on July 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Yom Kippur Cheat Sheet: The basics about what we're celebrating & how to observe The post What is Yom Kippur? Meaning, Significance & Traditions appeared first on 18Doors.

  • What is the Meaning of Rosh Hashanah (a Cheat Sheet)
    by 18Doors on July 6, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    Rosh Hashanah (literally “Head of the Year” in Hebrew) is the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashanah is the first of the High Holy Days (or Jewish High Holidays), beginning a 10-day period of soul searching and contemplation that concludes with The post What is the Meaning of Rosh Hashanah (a Cheat Sheet) appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Lauren Monaco Makes a Culinary Splash with Peranakan, Italian American and Jewish Fusion Recipes
    by Sophie Mortman on July 6, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    Lauren Monaco Grossman’s home is “a place where multiple cultures coexist,” she explains. Our new recipe contributor—a graphic designer, illustrator and ice cream expert—explores her multiethnic heritage through her, and hopefully your, taste buds. She comes from a Singaporean and The post Lauren Monaco Makes a Culinary Splash with Peranakan, Italian American and Jewish Fusion Recipes appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Rosh Hashanah Guide: When is Rosh Hashanah 2021?
    by 18Doors on July 1, 2021 at 12:00 am

    To read our 20-page Guide to the High Holy Days, check out the links below, or view it as a PDF.   The Meaning of the High Holy DaysHow to Celebrate Rosh Hashanah at HomeFasting on Yom KippurBlowing the ShofarAll The post Rosh Hashanah Guide: When is Rosh Hashanah 2021? appeared first on 18Doors.

  • When Is Hanukkah 2021?
    by 18Doors on June 30, 2021 at 1:17 am

    The Hebrew calendar depends upon the lunar cycle, meaning the dates of Hanukkah (and every Jewish holiday) will differ each year. Hanukkah 2021 will start on the evening of Sunday, November 28, and end on the evening of Monday, December The post When Is Hanukkah 2021? appeared first on 18Doors.

  • 12 Recipes for July Fourth that Will Bring Everyone Together
    by 18Doors on June 29, 2021 at 8:28 am

    We’re throwing our arms around any excuse to get outside, gather in person and eat good food. Thanks July Fourth and Canada Day (July 1)! We’re ready to celebrate. Now what’s to eat? These recipes are perfect for a barbecue, Shabbat dinner or brunch, or anytime treat The post 12 Recipes for July Fourth that Will Bring Everyone Together appeared first on 18Doors.

  • 10 Famous Interfaith Families to Know
    by Sophie Mortman on June 24, 2021 at 6:59 am

    I’ve been noticing just how many prominent families are from interfaith backgrounds. Turns out a whole lot of musicians, filmmakers, actors, writers and intellectuals have found their bashert (meant to be) from a different faith. Here are 10 of our favorite families making moves in the limelight.  Instagram @dougemhoff 1. The post 10 Famous Interfaith Families to Know appeared first on 18Doors.

  • How to Edit Your 18Doors Clergy Profile
    by Nicole Wasilus on June 23, 2021 at 7:54 pm

    Looking for instructions on how to edit or add to your 18Doors clergy profile? You’ve come to the right place. You can now make changes yourself anytime. Just follow these simple steps! Any questions? Send us an email here. Steps The post How to Edit Your 18Doors Clergy Profile appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Meet Micah Siva: Recipe Creator, World-Traveler, Dietician & Jewish Food-Lover
    by Sophie Mortman on June 15, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    Maybe you’ve tried making our Butternut Squash Kugel, welcomed the warm weather with Mexican Corn Salad with Tahini Dressing or began your weekend with Challah French Toast Kabobs. These stunning and unique recipes all have one thing in common—they’re all created by our multi-talented contributor, The post Meet Micah Siva: Recipe Creator, World-Traveler, Dietician & Jewish Food-Lover appeared first on 18Doors.

  • TaRessa Stovall Talks About Being Mixed Race & How We Can All Create Change
    by Tani Prell on June 8, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    Earlier this month, 18Doors co-sponsored Be’chol Lashon’s Loving Day Kabbalat Shabbat (watch the recording below), which celebrated the landmark Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia that legalized interracial marriage throughout the United States in 1967. At this special event, I had the honor of asking TaRessa Stovall, who was The post TaRessa Stovall Talks About Being Mixed Race & How We Can All Create Change appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Glee’s Cheyenne Jackson and Husband Jason Landau are Hollywood’s Sweetest Dads
    by Sophie Mortman on June 7, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    Actors and interfaith couple Cheyenne Jackson (Glee and American Horror Story) and Jason Landau (American Dreams and Sunset Cafe), aren’t just talented onscreen—they’re also loving fathers to (almost) 5-year-old twins, Evan and Willow. These lucky kids have been on set, joined in on some pretty epic family Halloween costumes and clearly receive a whole ’lotta The post Glee’s Cheyenne Jackson and Husband Jason Landau are Hollywood’s Sweetest Dads appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Ten Celebrity Couples You Didn’t Know Were in Jewish Interfaith Relationships
    by Sophie Mortman on May 26, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    It’s spring and you know what that means? It’s the time of the season for loving—and there’s a lot of interfaith love to talk about. I recently discovered the power couple that is Hamilton’s Leslie Odom Jr. and Jewish actress and singer Nicolette Robinson. And that started me thinking about The post Ten Celebrity Couples You Didn’t Know Were in Jewish Interfaith Relationships appeared first on 18Doors.