• Planning a Virtual Baby Naming: An Expanded Guest List and Too Much Zabar’s
    by Sarah Rizzo on April 15, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    It’s funny looking back on my third pregnancy and thinking about the confidence my husband and I had as we prepared for life with another new baby. As an interfaith couple—my husband is Catholic and I come from an interfaith family—we participate in Jewish naming ceremonies. We already had a girl The post Planning a Virtual Baby Naming: An Expanded Guest List and Too Much Zabar’s appeared first on 18Doors.

  • 2021 Religious Diversity Leadership Summit
    by Nicole Margaretten on April 13, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    Join Tanenbaum for our annual Religious Diversity Leadership Summit! Held virtually for the first time, programming will be spread across Tuesdays and Thursdays in May, closing on Thursday, June 3rd, the day of Tanenbaum’s annual gala Peace Made Possible. The theme of this year’s Summit is Do the Work: Build a Bigger Table. As always, attendance is free. All sessions will be held live at 12 PM EST via Zoom, and main sessions will be recorded and shared afterward along with valuable and useful resources. For any questions, please contact Nina Boe, Workplace Program Associate at nboe@tanenbaum.org RSVP for free today! Tuesday 5/4: Keynote Speech Tanenbaum is delighted to have this year’s keynote delivered by Sarah Eagle Heart. Sarah is an Emmy award-winning social justice storyteller, activist, media strategist, and producer focused on advocacy for Indigenous Peoples. She is an internationally accomplished executive with a diverse background in tribal, corporate, and non-profit sectors, and has worked with celebrities such as John Legend, Anne Hathaway and Mark Ruffalo. She currently serves as Co-founder/Co-CEO of Return to the Heart Foundation and previously served as CEO of the national nonprofit Native Americans in Philanthropy. Tuesday 5/11: Purposeful Conversations: Lessons from Tanenbaum Peacemakers for the Workplace Tanenbaum’s Peacebuilding team works to highlight the incredible efforts of faith-inspired peace builders. The Peacemakers in Action Network is currently comprised of over 30 people from conflict and post-conflict zones around the world. Listen to firsthand experiences and explore examples of how peacebuilding techniques can be applied in the workplace to support purposeful and authentic discussions and relationship building across differences. Can’t make it on Tuesday or want some extra reflection time? Join us on Thursday, May 13th for a follow-up/deep-dive conversation to continue the discussion and explore the workplace application of these lessons. Tuesday 5/18: Women of Faith and Belief in the Workplace What does religious diversity in the workplace look like? Everyone’s identity is multifaceted. How does the intersectionality of these identities have an impact on employees and workplaces? Join us for a conversation between women from diverse industries and backgrounds who will share insights from their experiences and traditions and how they inform their professional lives. Moderator: Sandra Yamate, CEO | Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession Panelists: Amrith Kaur Aakre, Legal Director | The Sikh Coalition Fatima Diop, AVP Portfolio Analyst | AllianceBernstein Tina Forrister, Director of Culture & Engagement | GlaxoSmithKline Vanessa Sheridan, National Transgender Workplace Expert & Consultant | Vanessa Sheridan & Associates Tuesday 5/25: Demographic Data and Trends on Religious Diversity People and relationships are key elements of any team, project, or initiative. However, reports and policies require quantitative data. Our friends from Pew Research Center will join us for a session on the latest global demographic data and trends concerning religious diversity, religious restrictions, and additional insights. Presenters: Conrad Hackett, Sr. Demographer, Associate Director Demographic Research Samirah Majumdar, Research Associate Join us Thursday, May 27th to take a closer look at this data – and take the reins yourself to explore how this information can better inform your workplace. Thursday 6/3: Closing Keynote & Learning Lab with Tanenbaum CEO Mark Fowler Tanenbaum CEO Mark Fowler will close the Summit with some final thoughts, encouragement, and inspiration. The second half of the session will be a learning lab for some last-minute interactive takeaways. Join us later in the evening for Tanenbaum’s Peace Made Possible gala at 6 PM! Sarah Eagle Heart Co-CEO/Co-Founder Return to the Heart Foundation Sarah Eagle Heart is an Emmy-winning social justice storyteller, activist, media strategist, and producer focused on advocacy on behalf of Indigenous Peoples. She is an internationally accomplished executive with a diverse background in tribal, corporate, and non-profit organizations. Her creative projects are rooted in her worldview as an Oglala Lakota raised on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation supporting narrative change for healing and impact. She is co-founder and co-CEO of Return to the Heart Foundation focused on resourcing Indigenous Women Led initiatives. Prior to this role, she served as CEO of Native Americans in Philanthropy, a national nonprofit that focuses on investment in Native American communities. She has organized national narrative change movements for Native Americans with Anne Hathaway, John Legend, Marisa Tomei, Mark Ruffalo, Piper Perabo, Portugal. The Man and Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas. She also served The Episcopal Church for over a decade, most recently as the Team Leader for Diversity, Social Justice and Environmental Ministries and Program Officer for Indigenous Ministry on the staff of Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. During her tenure, The Episcopal Church became the first major denomination to repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery in 2009 and she supported multiple denominations in their repudiations of the Doctrine of Discovery (including the World Council of Churches in 2012). Sarah is also a new author, contributing to the feminist anthology “THIS IS HOW WE COME BACK STRONGER” published in the UK on March 23 and US on April 6. She is also co-authoring a self-help/memoir titled “Warrior Princesses Strike Back” with her twin sister/psychotherapist Emma Eagle Heart – White to be published by Feminist Press in early 2022. Follow Sarah on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Sandra Yamate CEO Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession Sandra S. Yamate is the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (“IILP”). IILP is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to creating a more diverse and inclusive legal profession through its research and programs. Sandra is IILP’s subject-matter expert on diversity and inclusion and is responsible for all of its research and programming. After practicing law for ten years, Sandra served as the Executive Director of the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms and as the Director of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession. Sandra has long been active in a variety of charitable causes. Currently, she serves as the Chair of the National Judicial College and is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Women Lawyers. Sandra earned her JD from Harvard Law School and an AB in Political Science (cum laude) and History (magna cum laude) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Sandra has written and spoken extensively on community engagement, diversity and inclusion, cultural competency, and multicultural issues. Sandra and her husband, Brian Witkowski, reside in Chicago with their two dogs, Cashew and Filbert. Amrith Kaur Aakre Legal Director The Sikh Coalition Amrith Kaur Aakre joined the Sikh Coalition, a national civil rights organization, in 2017 as Legal Director. In this role, she supervises high-impact litigation and manages initiatives to protect the civil rights of all Americans in areas such as hate crimes, bullying, racial profiling, workplace discrimination, and religious rights matters. In addition to casework, she works with public and private sector agencies to create implicit bias and cultural competence training geared towards minimizing employment and other types of discrimination, and is a recognized expert on issues of race and religious rights. Prior to joining the Sikh Coalition, Amrith served as a Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney in Chicago for 11 years where she created and directed the Bond Court Initiative, a transformative alternative prosecution program focused on rehabilitating felony offenders rather than incarcerating them, and served on the CCSAO Hate Crime Advisory Council. As a highly experienced prosecutor, she also brings seasoned media experience to the job and has a background in policymaking. Amrith currently serves on the Board of Directors for the ACLU of Illinois. She served as an Emerging Leaders Fellow for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, is a 2017 recipient of the Asian American Coalition’s Community Service of the year award, and was recognized by Crain’s Business New York as a Leading Woman Lawyer. In her free time, she is also a fitness instructor teaching HIIT bootcamp classes. Amrith holds her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Science & Technology Engineering and English Literature from The George Washington University, and her Juris Doctor from The University of Illinois at Chicago’s John Marshall Law School. Learn more about Amrith on the Sikh Coalition website and follow her on LinkedIn. Fatima Diop AVP Portfolio Analyst AllianceBernstein Fatima Diop is an AVP, Portfolio Analyst on the High Yield Corporate Desk at AllianceBernstein. Before joining AB, Fatima worked as a Senior Rates Analyst at Bloomberg where she provided risk management support. Fatima is a Muslim and first-generation Senegalese American. She takes pride in engaging in the tough conversations about race, religion, gender, etc. and works closely with the Diversity & Inclusion team. She is the co-chair of the Interfaith Working Group which is committed to cultivating a community within our work environment of education, acceptance and respect for people of all, any and no faith where all AB employees can bring their full professional self to work. She is also the communications chair of the Black Employee Resource Group. Fatima was born in New York, raised in Paris and lived in Senegal for her last two years of high school. French is her first language and she considers herself as a citizen of the world. Tina Forrister Director of Culture and Engagement GlaxoSmithKline Tina is an organizational psychologist with an additional 2 years of clinical psychology training. She served on multiple integration teams when GSK acquired TESARO after 3 years of business line and HR roles focused on talent. Prior to TESARO, Tina stood up the learning function at Merrimack Pharmaceuticals while also serving as Organizational Development lead and HR Business Partner to the Development organization. She spent over 6 years in clinical, organizational, and quality consulting with Halloran Consulting Group and managed clinical and safety learning and development at Schering-Plough, including the inauguration of clinical trial training in Japan. Tina started her biopharma career in the trenches of the business in clinical operations with more than a decade in site, project, and program management roles. In her personal life, Tina is a cat mama, auntie to many humans, and planning to marry a Greek-Australian if COVID-19 ever allows us to travel again… Follow Tina on LinkedIn. Vanessa Sheridan National Transgender Workplace Expert & Consultant Vanessa Sheridan & Associates Vanessa Sheridan is an expert business consultant, the author of several books, an experienced transgender inclusion/awareness trainer, an in-demand speaker on transgender workplace issues, and a leading national voice for transgender equality and gender authenticity. She has twice been a Lambda Literary Award finalist for her books. Since 1991, Vanessa has helped major business organizations and national government agencies enhance their cultural competence through her professional business services. Visit her website and follow her on LinkedIn. Conrad Hackett Associate Director, Research/Senior Demographer Pew Research Center Conrad Hackett is associate director of research and senior demographer at Pew Research Center. His expertise is in international religious demography, sociology of religion, and how religion relates to characteristics including gender, fertility and education. Hackett received his doctorate from Princeton University’s Department of Sociology and Office of Population Research and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the University of Texas at Austin’s Population Research Center. He also earned two graduate degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is an author of The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050, Religion and Education Around the World, The Global Religious Landscape, The Gender Gap in Religion Around the World, Global Christianity, The Global Catholic Population and various other studies of religious demography. Hackett frequently presents demographic research at scholarly conferences in the United States and abroad. He has discussed global religion with numerous media outlets, including BBC, CNN, NPR, MSNBC, the Financial Times, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Follow Conrad on Twitter. Samirah Majumdar Research Associate Pew Research Center Samirah Majumdar is a research associate at Pew Research Center, where she focuses on global restrictions on religion. Samirah holds a master’s degree from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College. She is a contributing author to Pew Research Center reports including the following: “A Closer Look at How Religious Restrictions Have Risen Around the World,” “Global Uptick in Government Restrictions on Religion in 2016,” and “Global Restrictions on Religion Rise Modestly in 2015, Reversing Downward Trend.” Rev. Mark E. Fowler (He/Him/His) CEO Tanenbaum | Center for Interreligious Understanding Raised in Harlem and the Bronx, Rev. Mark Fowler oversees all of Tanenbaum’s program areas and works with operations, fund development and communications. As CEO, Mark is responsible for program development, project management, design and implementation of all Tanenbaum trainings, and the expansion of Tanenbaum programs nationally and internationally. Mark has been involved in New York City’s education community for over 20 years and is a skilled facilitator/trainer who has worked with teachers, counselors, administrators and students. He is a sought-after keynote speaker and facilitator in all of Tanenbaum’s core areas, and has addressed organizations globally on issues of equality in race, gender, sexual orientation and religion. Mark has presented at the National Council on the Social Studies, National Association of Multicultural Education, Teaching Tolerance, the YMCA of Greater New York, Partnership for Afterschool Education, Asia Society, National School Board Association, the United Nations, the Newseum, the Power of Women Institute, the Return on Inclusion Summit, the OutNEXT Summit, and the Forum on Workplace Inclusion regarding prejudice reduction, conflict resolution, bias and bullying. As architect of Tanenbaum’s Corporate Membership Program, Mark has conducted trainings at GSK, Merck, Turner Broadcasting, PwC, The Walt Disney Company, CVS Health, Aetna, Bloomberg, Sodexo, Google, Moody’s, Bank of America, Walmart, and Target, among others. Mark earned a B.A. in English and Education at Duke University and was trained as a Mediation and Conflict Resolution Specialist with the NYC Department of Education. Mark also is a graduate of the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary and is an ordained Interfaith/Interspiritual minister. Follow Mark on LinkedIn and Twitter. The post 2021 Religious Diversity Leadership Summit first appeared on Tanenbaum.org.

  • Maya and Scott’s Backyard Wedding Celebrated Their Multifaith and Multiracial Union
    by Ezra Samuels on April 13, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    Meet Newlyweds Maya and Scott  Maya (right) and Scott (left) participating in the hora, a traditional Jewish celebration dance. Credit: Ju^2 Photography Maya Lemberg is a licensed mind-body therapist, self-proclaimed dancer and “yogini.” Her husband, Scott Houston, is a DJ, musician and podcast The post Maya and Scott’s Backyard Wedding Celebrated Their Multifaith and Multiracial Union appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Upcoming Holidays and Time for Reflection
    by Nicole Margaretten on April 12, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    We hope this message finds you all well as we transition fully into spring. As we look ahead to the year to come, we have the opportunity to reflect and explore thoughts and traditions. Upcoming in the next month one such opportunity is the National Day of Prayer. Though not mandated by the federal government, The post Upcoming Holidays and Time for Reflection first appeared on Tanenbaum.org.

  • Rising to the Occasion
    by Nicole Margaretten on April 7, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    Dear Friends, Tanenbaum is proud to announce the recipients of the 2021 Peacemakers in Action Award – Yeny Nolasco Quijada and Fatima al-Bahadly. These courageous individuals exemplify fortitude by risking their lives to build peace in tenuous parts of the world where many are too scared to take action. Yeny spends her days providing alternative The post Rising to the Occasion first appeared on Tanenbaum.org.

  • Join us at the Summit
    by Nicole Margaretten on April 6, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    Dear Friends, I’m delighted to share the exciting news that registration for Tanenbaum’s 5th annual Religious Diversity Leadership Summit is now live! Click here to register and for more details. This year’s theme is Do the Work: Build a Bigger Table. We know many of you are working remotely and screen time is draining. For The post Join us at the Summit first appeared on Tanenbaum.org.

  • Reaching the Summit
    by Nicole Margaretten on March 31, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    Dear Friends,  Our Workplace program is improving the global workforce’s ability to create religiously inclusive workspaces. Recently, I was honored to be included as a speaker at Microsoft’s Include 2021 conference. I was joined by Dalia Mogahed, Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, as we discussed the undeniable value of addressing The post Reaching the Summit first appeared on Tanenbaum.org.

  • Acknowledgments
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on March 30, 2021 at 1:58 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 Justin Nortey, Research Assistant Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac, Senior Researcher Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Becka A. Alper, Senior

  • Methodology
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on March 30, 2021 at 1:58 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

  • Most Democrats and Republicans Know Biden Is Catholic, but They Differ Sharply About How Religious He Is
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on March 30, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    Joe Biden is just the second Catholic president in U.S. history, after John F. Kennedy. Most U.S. adults know that Biden is Catholic, including majorities within both major political parties, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

  • New Year, New Colors, Remembrance
    by Nicole Margaretten on March 26, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    Holidays arise throughout the year and spring is filled with them! Countless people around the world this year will be observing these upcoming holidays, which you may know by different names. In late March, we see the beginning of the week-long Jewish celebration of Passover, also called Pesach in Hebrew. The end of March also brings The post New Year, New Colors, Remembrance first appeared on Tanenbaum.org.

  • Feeling Unheard as a Jewish, Queer Asian Woman
    by Carmel Tanaka on March 25, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Being a Jewish queer Asian woman is more emotional labor than I have the spoons for right now. It’s Pittsburgh, Orlando and Atlanta—all at once. Yet, here I am, an exhausted community engagement volunteer and social justice advocate, who at the time of The post Feeling Unheard as a Jewish, Queer Asian Woman appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Spring Celebrations and Commemorations
    by Nicole Margaretten on March 24, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    Friends – As the seasons begin to change, we’ve already seen the Lunar New Year come and go. Did you know that some faiths follow a solar calendar? Sikhism is one of them – on April 14th, millions of Sikhs will celebrate Vaisakhi, an important religious holiday as well as a cultural festival in northern The post Spring Celebrations and Commemorations first appeared on Tanenbaum.org.

  • Introducing Another Honoree!
    by Nicole Margaretten on March 24, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Dear Friends, We are so pleased to announce that Nissan Foundation will be the recipient of Tanenbaum’s Philanthropic Bridge Builder Award at this year’s Gala! This award is given to organizations lifting up the non-profit sector through social change. Since its founding in 1992 to help bridge the deep societal divides brought to light after The post Introducing Another Honoree! first appeared on Tanenbaum.org.

  • How to React When Your People’s People are Targeted
    by Lauren Schreiber Sasaki on March 24, 2021 at 8:03 pm

    “I know you’re not a Facebook person, but I think I need you to say something,” I said to my husband the day after the Tree of Life shooting.  I had been doom scrolling social media for hours, my heart in my The post How to React When Your People’s People are Targeted appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Converting to Judaism and Telling My Catholic Family
    by Joe Grasso on March 23, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    Things seemed to be working out great for my wife and me as an interfaith family: she and her Jewish extended family; me and my Italian Catholic extended family. Everyone was happy.   We shared and honored our respective traditions in harmony. There was a memorable moment during our interfaith wedding that came to represent this harmony for me. My wife’s grandparents The post Converting to Judaism and Telling My Catholic Family appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Methodology
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on March 22, 2021 at 5:47 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 March 22, 2021 at 5:47 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 Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac, Senior Researcher Claire Gecewicz, Research Associate Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Becka A. Alper, Senior

  • Life in U.S. Religious Congregations Slowly Edges Back Toward Normal
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on March 22, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    A new Pew Research Center survey finds that Americans are increasingly confident they can safely go to services at a church, temple, mosque or other house of worship.

  • How to Cook Online with Friends and Family
    by Miriam Steinberg-Egeth on March 16, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    I recently heard someone refer to the early days of spring 2020 as the “banana bread phase” of the pandemic. If you’ve found yourself baking more than usual during this past year, you’re certainly not alone! Even if you never The post How to Cook Online with Friends and Family appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Support Religious Diversity Education
    by Nicole Margaretten on March 11, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Dear Friends,  With your support, Tanenbaum powerfully impacts the educational landscape. Recently we have been actively promoting Resolution 1257, an innovative resolution brought forth by New York City Councilmembers Daniel Dromm, Benjamin Kallos, and  Daneek Miller, calling for New York City’s Department of Education to implement religious literacy and diversity curriculum in K-12 schools and provide The post Support Religious Diversity Education first appeared on Tanenbaum.org.

  • Mandy Moore’s Baby, Charles Barkley’s Daughter’s Interfaith Wedding & Sacha Baron Cohen Wins a Golden Globe
    by Sophie Mortman on March 10, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith Welcome Gus This Is Us star Mandy Moore and her Jewish husband, Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith welcomed their new baby boy, August (who they call Gus), into the world on February 23. In a recent Instagram post, Moore writes: The post Mandy Moore’s Baby, Charles Barkley’s Daughter’s Interfaith Wedding & Sacha Baron Cohen Wins a Golden Globe appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Remembering A Real Gentleman – Henry J. Humphreys
    by Nicole Margaretten on March 10, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    Georgette Bennett with Henry Humphreys and Joanne Humphreys Today, Tanenbaum remembers Henry Humphreys, our long-time Board member, who left us on March 5, 2021 in his 93rd year. Henry is survived by his beloved wife, Joanne, his four children who he raised as a single Dad after his first wife died, his three step-children, and his 14 grandchildren. We send heartfelt condolences to all of them. We are sad today, but also filled with gratitude, as we also remember with a smile the Henry Humphreys with whom we worked for justice and respect for people of all religious traditions. We remember how he Tanenbaum staff called him the “perfect Board member.” Always prepared, kind and polite, Henry was civil even when he disagreed with something being said. He was a ready advocate for our vision and work, and always stood ready to make connections and bring people in his circles together to do good. We remember Henry for the work we shared. But even more, we remember him for the loving person he was. Forever dedicated to his family and always devoted to his Catholic tradition, he was proud to serve as he could and did so with a full and open heart—whether you were his family, a cause he chose to serve, or a person in need. Ultimately, Henry J. Humphreys was one of the greats — and always, he was a true gentleman in every sense of the word, and in every sense of the two words, gentle man. Rest easy, dear friend. Rev. Mark Fowler CEO, Tanenbaum Georgette Bennett with Henry Humphreys Henry Humphreys with Howard Milstein II and Les Crystal The post Remembering A Real Gentleman – Henry J. Humphreys first appeared on Tanenbaum.org.

  • An Open Letter to Matthew Bronfman On Behalf of Interfaith Families
    by Jodi Bromberg on March 4, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Dear Mr. Bronfman,  Like your dad and you, I, too, am a proud Jew. I, too, say thank you, every day, for my health and family. I, too, agree that there are plenty of ways to express your Judaism, whether in The post An Open Letter to Matthew Bronfman On Behalf of Interfaith Families appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Passover Cheat Sheet
    by 18Doors on March 1, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    The Jewish holiday of Passover is rich with ritual, tradition and culture. This cheat sheet offers some quick reference information about the holiday and you can learn more about how to approach it in your interfaith family with these other The post Passover Cheat Sheet appeared first on 18Doors.

  • My Interfaith & Immigrant Family’s First-Ever Passover Seder
    by Nataliya Naydorf on March 1, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    “They tried to kill us.  We won.   Let’s eat.”  That’s my family’s mantra for all Jewish holidays since we first started—knowingly—celebrating them a few years after we arrived in the U.S. from the Soviet Union.   I use the word “knowingly” because in Soviet Ukraine, my The post My Interfaith & Immigrant Family’s First-Ever Passover Seder appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Fertility Journey Advice From an Interfaith Couple
    by Rabbi Malka Packer-Monroe on March 1, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    If you are having difficulty trying to conceive, you are not alone.  After a year of dreaming, praying and many tears, I was finally pregnant. It was a year of IUI and IVF procedures which included many ultrasounds, lots of The post Fertility Journey Advice From an Interfaith Couple appeared first on 18Doors.

  • How to Keep Kids Engaged During a Passover Seder
    by 18Doors on February 26, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    The Passover seder is intended to be an engaging journey for people of all ages. How do we keep everyone involved—especially when some of our guests are 5 and younger? The first step might be to involve your child in The post How to Keep Kids Engaged During a Passover Seder appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Conversation Starters for Passover and Easter
    by Molly Kazin Marshall on February 24, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    How do we effectively communicate about the holidays of Passover and Easter as interfaith couples? Read on for tips. In many religions and cultures, spring is a time for rebirth and renewal. In Judaism, the holiday of Passover celebrates not just spring, but also the The post Conversation Starters for Passover and Easter appeared first on 18Doors.

  • A Jewish Ukrainian Catholic Family’s Pandemic Bris
    by Renata Breytman Kersus on February 24, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    An interfaith brit milah (bris) in a pandemic… sounds doable, right?  Except for telling everybody in our little town of Framingham, Massachusetts, well, I forgot to tell my grandmothers about the bris—a Jewish circumcision ceremony.  This might sound like a tremendous oversight, I’m sure, but here’s the thing: We’re in the The post A Jewish Ukrainian Catholic Family’s Pandemic Bris appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Passover: The Basics
    by 18Doors on February 24, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    What are the basics of Passover? This print-ready resource covers all the general information about this important Jewish holiday and how to celebrate as an interfaith couple/family. If you don’t want to download it, simply read on. Click on the The post Passover: The Basics appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Should He Wear a Yarmulke?
    by Samantha Meyer Gallegos on February 19, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    I don’t know why a simple question became such a significant issue. The memory from that day is still so clear in my mind.  My new husband, Rojerio, and I were standing outside the sanctuary of my uncle and aunt’s synagogue. I was staring at the basket of yarmulkes—a traditional Jewish cap, The post Should He Wear a Yarmulke? appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Everyone Moved In and We Saved Each Other
    by Joan Jeffri Keller on February 16, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    “What do I do for him?” my daughter Anna asked when her husband, Adrian, lost his mother to COVID-19 and he couldn’t go to her.   She died in another country and it might as well have been another world. He watched the burial on Zoom; they couldn’t The post Everyone Moved In and We Saved Each Other appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Appendix B: Focus groups methodology
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on February 16, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    In advance of the nationwide survey of Black Americans, Pew Research Center conducted a series of seven focus groups to better understand how Black Americans talk and think about religion, race and houses of worship. Each focus group consisted of six to 10 adults who came together for a 90-minute discussion led by a professional

  • Appendix A: Survey methodology
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on February 16, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    Black Americans constitute a population that is multicultural, regionally distinctive and often underrepresented in surveys. While most national public opinion surveys allow researchers to study attitudes among all Black adults (treated as one group), deeper analysis tends to be limited. Sample sizes often are too small to support reliable estimates for young Black adults as

  • Acknowledgments
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on February 16, 2021 at 4:44 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 Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Kiana Cox, Research Associate          Research Team         Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research Becka A. Alper, Senior Researcher Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac,

  • 10. A brief overview of Black religious history in the U.S.
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on February 16, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    Two-thirds of Black Americans are Protestant, like about four-in-ten Americans overall. The relationship between Black Americans and Protestantism is unusual due to the history of slavery and segregation, which spawned the creation of several Black-led denominations that allowed Black Americans to worship freely. Mostly founded prior to 1900, these historically Black Protestant denominations also supported

  • How to Celebrate Purim at Home
    by Miriam Steinberg-Egeth on February 10, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    We’re going to celebrate Purim at home this year, so let’s move on and talk about how this holiday rocks, even if we’re not gathered at a big party. This celebratory holiday is known for being topsy turvy, irreverent and The post How to Celebrate Purim at Home appeared first on 18Doors.

  • What to Know About Attending a Passover Seder
    by 18Doors on February 9, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    Attending Your First Passover Seder So the Passover seder isn’t at your house, and you’re going somewhere else. What do you need to know? You probably want the same information about attending a Passover seder that you would provide if The post What to Know About Attending a Passover Seder appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Interactive Shabbat Blessings
    by 18Doors on February 9, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Below are some of the essential ritual ingredients for celebrating a Friday night Shabbat meal. Click on the icons below to see and hear the blessings. Shabbat shalom! This resource was created in partnership with OneTable. OneTable empowers people who The post Interactive Shabbat Blessings appeared first on 18Doors.

  • How To Do Purim
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