• Build a More Peaceful World with Comedy?
    by Nicole Margaretten on November 23, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    A fun night of comedy will help Tanenbaum promote justice and build respect for religious difference. The post Build a More Peaceful World with Comedy? appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Acknowledgments
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on November 23, 2021 at 2:53 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 Researchers           Justin Nortey, Research Assistant Claire Gecewicz, Research Associate Research Team         Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director, Research Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Becka A. Alper, Senior Researcher Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher

  • Methodology
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on November 23, 2021 at 2:53 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

  • 2. Views on the afterlife
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on November 23, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    Majorities of U.S. adults say they believe in heaven, hell Nearly three-quarters of U.S. adults say they believe in heaven. (The survey did not immediately offer a definition of heaven, though subsequent questions explored what respondents think heaven is like.) Large majorities of all Christian subgroups say they believe in heaven, while belief is much

  • 1. Views on human suffering and God’s role in it
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on November 23, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    How often do Americans ponder why bad things happen to people? The survey asked Americans, in light of the coronavirus outbreak and other recent tragedies, how often in the past year they have thought about big questions such as the meaning of life, whether there is any purpose to suffering and why terrible things happen

  • Few Americans Blame God or Say Faith Has Been Shaken Amid Pandemic, Other Tragedies
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on November 23, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    In the new survey, the Center attempted for the first time to pose some of these philosophical questions to a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults, finding that Americans largely blame random chance – along with people’s own actions and the way society is structured – for human suffering, while relatively few believers blame God or voice doubts about the existence of God for this reason.

  • World Children’s Day: A Better Future for Every Child
    by Nicole Margaretten on November 20, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Along the border of Darfur, James Lual Atak and his staff at New Life Ministry assure the education, safety, and health of more than 600 orphaned children. The post World Children’s Day: A Better Future for Every Child appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Stars of the Night
    by Nicole Margaretten on November 19, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    This year’s star comedians - Regina DeCicco, Sasha Srbulj, Hollie Harper, Mehul Patel, and one of our very own board members, Holly Weiss, are sure to bring down the house! The post Stars of the Night appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • 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.

  • Meet Tanenbaum’s New Website!
    by Nicole Margaretten on November 18, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    After a year of hard work, Tanenbaum is ecstatic to announce the launch of our new website! The post Meet Tanenbaum’s New Website! appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Conscientious Care Webinar: Basics of Bahá’í
    by Nicole Margaretten on November 16, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    Please join us Monday, December 6th, 2021 for a webinar with Bahá’í practitioner, Dr. Sina Firouzi. The post Conscientious Care Webinar: Basics of Bahá’í appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Tanenbaum | Center for Interreligious Understanding Named Nissan Foundation Grant Recipient for Education
    by Nicole Margaretten on November 13, 2021 at 12:01 am

    The Nissan Foundation named Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding a 2021 grant recipient. The post Tanenbaum | Center for Interreligious Understanding Named Nissan Foundation Grant Recipient for Education appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Wondering About Winter Holidays?
    by Nicole Margaretten on November 12, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    Our December Dilemma fact sheet addresses questions about time off and scheduling, decorations, and holiday greetings. The post Wondering About Winter Holidays? appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Exciting Addition to our Comedy Line Up!
    by Nicole Margaretten on November 10, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    This year’s Comedy Show will see a new addition to our already wonderful lineup of comedians - Mehul Patel! The post Exciting Addition to our Comedy Line Up! appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • 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.

  • Get your tickets and sponsorships here!
    by Nicole Margaretten on November 2, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    If you haven’t heard already, on December 2nd, 2021, Tanenbaum is taking the night off from the hard work of promoting justice and building respect for religious difference to enjoy some comic relief! The post Get your tickets and sponsorships here! appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Celebrating Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights
    by Nicole Margaretten on November 1, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    As the winter months are fast approaching, we look forward to the light and joy that comes with seasonal celebrations like Hanukkah. Whether you know a little or a lot, you can learn from and share Tanenbaum’s Hanukkah fact sheet. In addition to background and traditions, you’ll find information about potential workplace implications, holiday greetings, and The post Celebrating Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Hanukkah: The Basics
    by 18Doors on November 1, 2021 at 12:00 am

    What is Hanukkah? Hanukkah, which means “dedication,” is a beloved winter festival celebrating both a military victory and a miracle. It’s eight days are filled with menorahs, dreidels and fried foods. The date of Hanukkah on the American calendar changes The post Hanukkah: The Basics appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Methodology
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on October 28, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    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

  • Detailed tables
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on October 28, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    The following tables show results for each of the six questions in the church-state separation scale by religious affiliation and other demographic factors, as well as by where people fall on the overall scale.

  • Acknowledgments
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on October 28, 2021 at 1:47 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 Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director, Research Research Team         Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Becka A. Alper, Senior Researcher Kiana Cox, Research Associate Claire Gecewicz, Research Associate

  • In U.S., Far More Support Than Oppose Separation of Church and State
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on October 28, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Some Americans clearly long for a more avowedly religious and explicitly Christian country, a March survey finds. However, a clear majority of Americans do not accept these views.

  • We Have Our Eyes on Timothée Chalamet
    by Sophie Mortman on October 26, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    This past weekend, I saw two movies that premiered (hooray for theaters being open again!) and Timothée Chalamet stole my heart in both of them. Crunching on some sweet and salty popcorn, I was brought into two very different worlds The post We Have Our Eyes on Timothée Chalamet appeared first on 18Doors.

  • What You Need for Hanukkah This Year
    by Sophie Mortman on October 20, 2021 at 1:13 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.

  • Acknowledgments
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on October 15, 2021 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/religion. Primary Researchers           Justin Nortey, Research Assistant Claire Gecewicz, Research Associate Research Team         Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director, Research Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Becka A. Alper, Senior Researcher Joshua Alvarado, Research Assistant

  • Eight Must-Try Hanukkah Latke Recipes
    by Sophie Mortman on October 13, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    For me, Hanukkah has always been about the food. As soon as I take a bite of my mom’s fresh, soft latkes and hear the bubbling of sufganiyot on the stove, I know it’s time to celebrate the story of the miracle that The post Eight Must-Try Hanukkah Latke Recipes appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Going Virtual Has Completely Changed My Relationship With Judaism
    by Kristin Eriko Posner on October 12, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    When I was first asked to write about how Jewish ritual has changed for me during these last challenging, complicated, home-based years, the first feeling I registered was shame. Most of my pandemic changes have included doing “less.”  I have a company where I focus on blending my Japanese American The post Going Virtual Has Completely Changed My Relationship With Judaism appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Kindness is Paramount in Our Interfaith, Interracial Relationship
    by Kimberly Sara Kabonga on September 29, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    One of the questions David asked me on our first date was, “Are you looking for someone Jewish?” He didn’t waste time getting to the heart of the matter.   “I would prefer someone Jewish,” I said. “It can be easier because certain language is understood The post Kindness is Paramount in Our Interfaith, Interracial Relationship appeared first on 18Doors.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.