• Learn More about Pioneer Day
    by Nicole Margaretten on July 1, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Dear Friends, Did you know that July 24th is Pioneer Day? This holiday is one of the major holidays of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The day commemorates the arrival of Brigham Young and his followers to Salt Lake Valley and is often observed with parades, fireworks, and Old West reenactments. Check

  • Daveed Diggs Talks Hamilton the Movie & Amy Schumer Takes on Reality TV
    by Gerri Miller on June 29, 2020 at 9:14 am

    Daveed Diggs first earned fame in the smash Broadway musical Hamilton, winning one of the show’s 11 Tony Awards for his dual role as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. On July 3, Diggs, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the rest of The post Daveed Diggs Talks Hamilton the Movie & Amy Schumer Takes on Reality TV appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Remembering Tanenbaum Board Member, Lester M. Crystal
    by Nicole Margaretten on June 25, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Remembering Les Crystal Yesterday Tanenbaum has lost a unique and wonderful leader. And I lost a dear friend. Because yesterday, Les Crystal’s long battle with brain cancer came to an end. The eulogies will be many, and Les will be remembered for a life of kindness, brilliance and accomplishments as a newsman extraordinaire—including his groundbreaking

  • Join Us for an Important Conversation on Grief and Mourning
    by Nicole Margaretten on June 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

    GRIEF AND MOURNING IN TIMES OF CRISIS: Considerations and Opportunities for Your Workforce During Turbulent Times Live Webinar, RSVP at: https://tinyurl.com/y8oae8p7  Tuesday, June 30th, 12:00-1:00 pm ET Rev. Mark Fowler, CEO, Tanenbaum Rev. Diane Berke, PhD, Founder and Spiritual Director of One Spirit Learning Alliance Rev. Jason C. Whitehead, PhD, Counselor and Coach with Mosaic

  • What We’re Reading & Watching About Anti-Black Racism
    by Tema Smith on June 19, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    Like many organizations in the Jewish community, the team at 18Doors has been spending a lot of time discussing anti-Black racism. For us, the conversation is more than professional — it is personal. Our staff includes Black people and people The post What We’re Reading & Watching About Anti-Black Racism appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Tanenbaum SimClinic Webinar: Medical Education through Simulation
    by Nicole Margaretten on June 18, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    TANENBAUM SimClinic: Medical Education through Simulation Live Webinar: http://tinyurl.com/y9o2zxxb  Tuesday, July 7th  12:00 – 1:00 pm ET Maria McQuade, Health Care Senior Associate Ira Bedzow, Bioethicist at New York Medical College Please join Tanenbaum as we launch two new patient modules as a continuation of our SimClinic series. Bring your curriculum into the 21st century,

  • How to Host a Virtual Shiva
    by Rabbi Robyn Frisch on June 17, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    After the funeral of a loved one, Jewish families traditionally “sit shiva.” Sitting shiva gives the mourners an opportunity to share memories and to hear from others about their deceased loved one. It’s a chance for the mourners to be The post How to Host a Virtual Shiva appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Getting Married During a Pandemic? Here’s What to Know.
    by Nicole Wasilus on June 10, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    For many couples, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned wedding planning upside down. Whether you’ve decided to postpone your Jewish wedding, are moving forward with a Zoom wedding or are still thinking it over, we’ve collected some helpful advice and ideas The post Getting Married During a Pandemic? Here’s What to Know. appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Sample Post
    by adminkl on June 9, 2020 at 5:52 pm

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  • Jewish Holidays Cheat Sheet
    by 18Doors on June 8, 2020 at 12:00 am

    About the Hebrew Calendar and the Holidays (Holy Days) Why are Jewish holidays always changing dates? Jewish holidays are on the same date every year, but on the Hebrew calendar, not the Gregorian calendar that most of us use. Because The post Jewish Holidays Cheat Sheet appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Postponing Our Wedding But Not Our Marriage
    by Molly Kazin on June 5, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    I first started working at 18Doors shortly after I got engaged, which seemed like the most perfect timing in the world. Here I was, starting to plan my own Jewish wedding for my interfaith relationship, and I had access to The post Postponing Our Wedding But Not Our Marriage appeared first on 18Doors.

  • In Solidarity
    by 18Doors on June 3, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    We are heartbroken and angered at the murder of George Floyd—and the mirror it holds up to our society and the racism that exists in the United States. Many parts of our world are broken, and desperately need our help, The post In Solidarity appeared first on 18Doors.

  • There’s Work to Do
    by Nicole Margaretten on June 3, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Dear Tanenbaum Community, I wasn’t sure what my first communication would be to you as CEO, but I never envisioned that first communication would be addressing this issue. I, like many of you, have been of mixed emotions since the suffocating death of George Floyd. I have moved from shock, to anger, to rage, and

  • A Personal Note
    by Nicole Margaretten on June 1, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    Dear Friends, This is my final email as Tanenbaum’s CEO because today, my dear friend and professional partner of many years—Rev. Mark Fowler—has become Tanenbaum’s next CEO. I am excited about Mark’s powerful vision and look forward to seeing it unfold in the years to come. I also look forward to working with him in

  • Thank you for celebrating with us!
    by Nicole Margaretten on May 28, 2020 at 7:53 pm

    A few highlights from Tanenbaum’s 2020 Gala! “We have 43,000 students that have been educated and exposed to this program and over 600 faculty members in public schools. I’d love that to be every faculty member in every school, public or private.” – Philanthropic Bridge Builder Award, Marcy Syms, President and Founding Trustee, Sy Syms

  • 2020 Gala Journal
    by Nicole Margaretten on May 28, 2020 at 6:32 pm
  • We’re only 1 day away!
    by Nicole Margaretten on May 26, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    Dear Friends, I am so honored to present to you all Tanenbaum’s Virtual Gala Peace Made Possible, tomorrow night, May 27th at 6pm ET. Our team has worked hard to create what will be a one-of-a-kind experience, and we are excited to share it with you. Please join me, and my co-host, Chuck Nice, as

  • The World Around Us: Live Webinar Wednesday, May 27th
    by Nicole Margaretten on May 19, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    The World Around Us Lessons from Combating Supremacism for the Religiously Inclusive Workplace LIVE WEBINAR: https://tiny.cc/0mbwoz Wednesday, May 27th | 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET Mark Fowler, Deputy CEO, Tanenbaum Arno Michaelis, author of My Life After Hate/ co-author of The Gift of Our Wounds. Join Tanenbaum Deputy CEO, Rev. Mark Fowler and Arno Michaelis, author of My

  • Officiating a Wedding Over Zoom? No Problem!
    by Nicole Wasilus on May 15, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    Officiating virtual weddings during a pandemic is a far cry from business as usual for rabbis and cantors. But many clergy are finding ways to adjust during this unusual time and still give couples a meaningful wedding ceremony, even if The post Officiating a Wedding Over Zoom? No Problem! appeared first on 18Doors.

  • This Mom of an Interracial, Dual-Faith Family Has the Advice & Support We Need
    by Rabbi Robyn Frisch on May 11, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Rorri Geller-Mohamed, LCSW, is a family therapist and parent coach who specializes in working with multiracial families, as well as the founder of U Power Change and the Multiracial Parenting Network. She’s also the mom of an interracial, dual-faith family The post This Mom of an Interracial, Dual-Faith Family Has the Advice & Support We Need appeared first on 18Doors.

  • #FancyFriday Is for Everyone (Especially During Quarantine!)
    by 18Doors on May 1, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    The days and weeks are all running together as we are adjusting to this new normal in self-quarantine. Have you found yourself double and triple checking what day of the week it is? It may feel like March dragged on The post #FancyFriday Is for Everyone (Especially During Quarantine!) appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Welcoming New Life with a Virtual Bris
    by Nicole Wasilus on April 27, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Life doesn’t stop for a global pandemic. For couples who are expecting a baby, this is certainly true. In the wake of the coronavirus, many families are getting creative and finding new ways to continue to honor Jewish tradition and The post Welcoming New Life with a Virtual Bris appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Shavuot: The Basics
    by 18Doors on April 24, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Available in on-screen reading friendly (PDF) and printer-friendly, downloadable (PDF) versions. Shavuot has both historical and agricultural significance. Two main themes of the holiday are Torah (and the story of Ruth) and agriculture. An important holiday, it’s also one of The post Shavuot: The Basics appeared first on 18Doors.

  • 18Doors Staff Share Their Favorite Haggadahs
    by 18Doors on April 7, 2020 at 11:30 pm

    With Passover just around the corner, we decided to check in with members of the 18Doors team to see which Haggadah they would recommend! Here are a few of their picks. Take a look and don’t forget to check out The post 18Doors Staff Share Their Favorite Haggadahs appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Quarantined in Brooklyn, Surrounded by Faith
    by Anna Keller on April 7, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    I dress for Whole Foods like someone dressing for war, or like someone with an acute fear of dying. Maybe I’m preparing for both: for the worst. Rewind to a few months ago: I gave birth to my third child; The post Quarantined in Brooklyn, Surrounded by Faith appeared first on 18Doors.

  • The 15 Steps of the Seder (with videos!)
    by 18Doors on April 6, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Return to the Guide to Passover for Interfaith Families The fifteen steps of the Passover seder are listed below. And for fun, for each step of the seder, there’s a short video with someone from our 18Doors staff (sometimes with The post The 15 Steps of the Seder (with videos!) appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Virtual Passover Resources for Kids
    by 18Doors on March 30, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Fun & creative ways to celebrate each day of Passover with your little ones. If you need some fun activities to occupy your kids and teach them about Passover, look no further! We’ve created a Passover activity plan for you The post Virtual Passover Resources for Kids appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Resources for Lifecycle Events Affected by the Coronavirus
    by 18Doors on March 26, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    Coronavirus Lifecycle Resources If your event plans are being affected by the coronavirus, we’re here to help. We can provide you with support and guidance & connect you to rabbis and cantors who can answer your questions. Reach out to The post Resources for Lifecycle Events Affected by the Coronavirus appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Seder Plate Substitutions During Coronavirus Quarantine
    by Robin Warsaw on March 26, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    This year it may be more difficult than usual to find the traditional symbolic foods for the seder plate. Or maybe you have allergies, are vegetarian or vegan, or just want to mix things up and make it your own. The post Seder Plate Substitutions During Coronavirus Quarantine appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Methodology
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on March 12, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    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. The panel is being managed by Ipsos. Data in this report

  • Acknowledgments
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on March 12, 2020 at 1:51 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 Claire Gecewicz, Research Associate Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research    Research Team         Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac, Senior Researcher Becka A.

  • 2. Views about religion in American society
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on March 12, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Most U.S. Christians perceive their religion as losing influence in America, and many go so far as to say that there is tension between their beliefs and the mainstream culture. These views are particularly widespread among white evangelical Protestants, two-thirds of whom see at least some conflict between their own religious beliefs and mainstream American

  • 1. How different religious groups view religion’s role in the presidency, Trump’s traits
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on March 12, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    The vast majority of Americans say it is at least somewhat important to them to have a U.S. president who lives a moral and ethical life (93%), and most also say they want the president to stand up for people with their religious beliefs (69%). Smaller shares want the president to have strong religious beliefs

  • White Evangelicals See Trump as Fighting for Their Beliefs, Though Many Have Mixed Feelings About His Personal Conduct
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on March 12, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    White evangelicals largely see Trump as fighting for their beliefs and advancing their interests, and they feel their side generally has been winning recently on political matters important to them.

  • Fran Drescher & Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Their New Roles
    by Gerri Miller on February 14, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Interfaith Noms for the 92nd Oscars The post Fran Drescher & Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Their New Roles appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Communities of Practice Coming Soon!
    by 18Doors on February 11, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    18Doors is excited to introduce the launch later this year of a new initiative in our Professional Development department: Communities of Practice! Communities of Practice bring together groups of professionals, clergy and lay leadership with a shared investment in working The post Communities of Practice Coming Soon! appeared first on 18Doors.

  • A Ceremony That’s All Us
    by Becky Sowemimo on February 11, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    For those of us in the thick of wedding planning, we know that there are plenty of opportunities to customize your day: invitations, flowers, favors, colors, music, garments, etc. But don’t forget that the ceremony and its associated elements can The post A Ceremony That’s All Us appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Holidays
    by 18Doors on February 11, 2020 at 2:52 am

    December HolidaysRosh HashanahYom KippurPassover and EasterShabbat and Other HolidaysShabbatSukkot Simchat TorahTu BishvatPurimShavuot You might also find our Jewish Holidays Cheat Sheet helpful. The post Holidays appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Why We Call Them Intercultural Weddings: A Secular Humanistic Jewish Approach
    by Rabbi Miriam Jerris on February 11, 2020 at 2:30 am

    When Jews are about to intermarry, they confront their feelings about their Jewish identity. This is a critical and vulnerable moment. If the Jewish community turns them away, they may never again identify with the Jewish people. The Secular Humanistic The post Why We Call Them Intercultural Weddings: A Secular Humanistic Jewish Approach appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Methodology
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on January 22, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    This report is based mainly on a survey conducted on Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel (ATP). The survey also included supplemental interviews with members of the Ipsos KnowledgePanel who identified as Jewish, Mormon or Hispanic Protestant. The ATP and KnowledgePanel are national probability-based online panels of U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys.

  • Acknowledgments
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on January 22, 2020 at 3:03 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 Becka A. Alper, Research Associate Research Team Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac, Senior Researcher Kiana Cox,

  • What Americans Know About the Holocaust
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on January 22, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    Most U.S. adults know what the Holocaust was and approximately when it happened, but fewer than half can correctly answer multiple-choice questions about the number of Jews who were murdered or the way Adolf Hitler came to power, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

  • Acknowledgments
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on December 16, 2019 at 2:54 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 December 16, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    This study is based on an analysis of 49,719 sermons, delivered between April 7 and June 1, 2019, and collected from the websites of 6,431 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 Maps. Pew Research Center