• Rescheduled: Art Auction at the Rubin!
    by Nicole Margaretten on January 21, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Join us at the Rubin Museum of Art for a reception and silent art auction on Monday, February 28th from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. The post Rescheduled: Art Auction at the Rubin! appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • 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.

  • Tanenbaum’s Conscientious Care Webinar Series
    by Nicole Margaretten on January 19, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    Our Health Care program has organized an informational webinar series that discusses a different, timely topic each month, including how vaccination and COVID-19 have affected different religious communities. Register today! The post Tanenbaum’s Conscientious Care Webinar Series appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • World Olympics for All 2022
    by Nicole Margaretten on January 18, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Bring this spirit of respect to your classroom with Tanenbaum’s upcoming webinar series: “World Olympics for All 2022.” The post World Olympics for All 2022 appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • 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.

  • We’re Hiring!
    by Nicole Margaretten on January 14, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Do you have a passion for promoting justice? Are you dedicated to building respect for religious difference? Tanenbaum is hiring for multiple open positions in our Development team, Workplace program, and Operations department!   The post We’re Hiring! appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Lunar New Year is coming soon!
    by Nicole Margaretten on January 12, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    Dear Friends – Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is coming up on February 1st! The holiday is celebrated by many across Asia and around the world. Observances of Lunar New Year can vary greatly by region or country, though a common theme is the celebration of gathering with family and friends. The post Lunar New Year is coming soon! appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Tanenbaum President and Founder featured in LEADERS Magazine
    by Nicole Margaretten on January 10, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    "If Syrians and Israelis can bridge their divides, there's hope for conflicts everywhere. I hope to encourage others who want to tackle a crisis to find an entry point where they can make a difference." - Dr. Georgette F. Bennett, Ph.D., President & Founder, Tanenbaum The post Tanenbaum President and Founder featured in LEADERS Magazine appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • 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.

  • A few days left for a tax-deductible gift
    by Nicole Margaretten on December 28, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    There are only a few days left to make the best of 2021 tax benefits for charitable contributions, and I hope you choose one of those days to make a tax-deductible gift to Tanenbaum. A recent article in Forbes outlines two of the more attractive tax benefits for 2021: “In 2021, U.S. taxpayers can deduct The post A few days left for a tax-deductible gift appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • 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.

  • December Holidays: Christmas and Kwanzaa
    by Nicole Margaretten on December 14, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Friends – As the sun sets earlier, we look forward to the light and joy that comes with December celebrations including Christmas and Kwanzaa. Unlike some winter holidays, Christmas and Kwanzaa are observed on the same dates from year to year. To help you feel more prepared, we have fact sheets on each holiday that The post December Holidays: Christmas and Kwanzaa appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • Acknowledgments
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on December 14, 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 Researcher Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director, Research Research Team         Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Becka A. Alper, Senior Researcher Justin Nortey, Research Assistant Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Claire Gecewicz, Research Associate

  • Methodology
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on December 14, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    The analysis in this report is based on Pew Research Center surveys conducted between 2007 and 2021, including: The 2021 National Public Opinion Reference Survey (NPORS), conducted online and by mail among a nationally representative group of respondents recruited using address-based sampling (ABS). The survey was conducted among 3,937 respondents from May 29 to Aug.

  • About Three-in-Ten U.S. Adults Are Now Religiously Unaffiliated
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on December 14, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    Self-identified Christians make up 63% of the U.S. population in 2021, down from 75% a decade ago.

  • Divinely Inspired Art at the Rubin!
    by Nicole Margaretten on December 13, 2021 at 7:51 pm

    Join us at the Rubin Museum of Art for a reception and silent art auction on Monday, February 28th from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. The post Divinely Inspired Art at the Rubin! appeared first on Tanenbaum.

  • 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.

  • Conscientious Care Webinar: Basics of Bahá’í
    by Nicole Margaretten on December 12, 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.