• How to Celebrate Shabbat at Home with Your Partner
    by Molly Kazin Marshall on January 20, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    Imagine looking forward to Fridays, not only because it’s the start of the weekend, but because you can make challah and light candles to welcome Shabbat. This built-in way to unwind from the week and mark the passing of time The post How to Celebrate Shabbat at Home with Your Partner appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Conversation Starters About Values for Interfaith Couples
    by Rabbi Robyn Frisch on January 19, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Everyone has their own set of values. They might come from your religion, culture, family or from someplace else. Regardless of where they originated, it’s important to discuss how you and your partner can create a life together that reflects The post Conversation Starters About Values for Interfaith Couples appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Beloved Tanenbaum Community, a Formula for Justice – Thank you Dr. King
    by Dasha Tanner on January 18, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    Dear Tanenbaum Community – In August 1967, three years after the passage of The Civil Rights Act and just shy of eight months before his assassination, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the presidential address at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s national conference. Dr. King, addressing the question of where do we go The post Beloved Tanenbaum Community, a Formula for Justice – Thank you Dr. King first appeared on Tanenbaum.org.

  • Methodology
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on January 14, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    The data in this report comes mainly from three different sources: The aggregated set of all of the random-digit dial (RDD) telephone surveys the Center conducted between January 2019 and July 2020; the annual profile survey (conducted Aug. 3 to 16, 2020) the Center administers to respondents in its American Trends Panel (ATP), which is

  • Acknowledgments
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on January 14, 2021 at 6:57 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. Research Team Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Becka A. Alper, Senior Researcher Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac, Senior Researcher Kiana Cox, Research Associate

  • Measuring Religion in Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on January 14, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    Since the establishment of the ATP, the Center has gradually migrated away from telephone polling and toward online survey administration, and since early 2019, the Center has conducted most of its U.S. polling on the ATP. This shift has major implications for the way the Center measures trends in American religion – including those from the Center’s flagship Religious Landscape Studies, which were conducted by phone in 2007 and 2014.

  • How To Do Tu Bishvat
    by 18Doors on January 12, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Tu Bishvat: The New Year of the Trees Called the “Birthday,” “New Year of the Trees” and “Jewish Earth Day,” this minor holiday started as a date for farmers to record the age of their trees. Tu Bishvat has become The post How To Do Tu Bishvat appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Hailee Steinfeld & Daveed Diggs Launch Second Seasons & Mandy Moore Is Pregnant
    by Gerri Miller on January 8, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Dickinson Season Two Hailee Steinfeld has returned to her title role of Emily Dickinson in the second season of the Apple TV+ series Dickinson, and plays the 19th Century poet with a 21st Century sensibility. “Season one ends with Emily The post Hailee Steinfeld & Daveed Diggs Launch Second Seasons & Mandy Moore Is Pregnant appeared first on 18Doors.

  • How We Wrote Our Own Interfaith Ketubah
    by Molly Kazin Marshall on January 8, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    Last fall, I had to postpone my wedding due to COVID-19. Ultimately, Evan and I decided we didn’t want to wait to get married, so we didn’t. We got married in late August, surrounded only by our immediate families. The The post How We Wrote Our Own Interfaith Ketubah appeared first on 18Doors.

  • No More Surprises
    by Nicole Margaretten on January 7, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Dear Tanenbaum Community – Crosses, Shofars, and Christian flags were carried into the halls of Congress yesterday, as we witnessed Christian white supremacy at its purest and most dangerous. So what does it mean when the followers of someone who preached about “turning the other cheek” and “loving thy neighbor” stage an armed coup of The post No More Surprises first appeared on Tanenbaum.org.

  • Faith on the Hill
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on January 4, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    When it comes to religious affiliation, the 117th U.S. Congress looks similar to the previous Congress but quite different from Americans overall.

  • Building Respect in 2021
    by Nicole Margaretten on January 4, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    Friends – Thank you for being a part of the Tanenbaum community. I hope you continue to join us as we move into 2021 with great commitment, energy, expectation, and anticipation. We welcome your partnership in our work to promote justice and build respect for religious difference. There are many ways to engage in this The post Building Respect in 2021 first appeared on Tanenbaum.org.

  • Acknowledgments
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on January 4, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    This report was produced by Pew Research Center with data collected by CQ Roll Call. Pew Research Center is solely responsible for the interpretation and reporting of the data. Find related reports online at pewresearch.org/religion. This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals: Primary Researcher Aleksandra Sandstrom,

  • Check out our 2020 Year in Review!
    by Nicole Margaretten on December 30, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Friends – Another year has come and gone, albeit in a much-changed fashion. It has been a hard year. And despite all the hardship, Tanenbaum did not slow or falter in its work and pursuit of justice and respect for all.  Please take a moment to see what we accomplished with your support. Our year The post Check out our 2020 Year in Review! first appeared on Tanenbaum.org.

  • What’s a Tu Bishvat Seder?
    by Miriam Steinberg-Egeth on December 28, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    One festive way to celebrate the easy-going, Earth-loving holiday of Tu Bishvat is with a Tu Bishvat seder. The word seder in Hebrew means order, and 16th Century Jewish mystics in Israel used the idea of a Passover seder with The post What’s a Tu Bishvat Seder? appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Interfaith Relationship Goals For the New Year
    by Nicole Wasilus on December 21, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    With the new year approaching, now is the perfect time to set goals in your interfaith relationship. Maybe you’re hoping to try new foods with your partner, come up with traditions together or talk more about holidays as a couple. The post Interfaith Relationship Goals For the New Year appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Unlocking Tu Bishvat: A Cheat Sheet
    by 18Doors on December 21, 2020 at 1:16 am

    Tu Bishvat is a winter holiday (find upcoming dates in our Jewish holidays cheat sheet) that celebrates the Earth, and especially trees. Read on to learn more about how to celebrate. The post Unlocking Tu Bishvat: A Cheat Sheet appeared first on 18Doors.

  • 6 Activities for Tu Bishvat with Kids
    by Miriam Steinberg-Egeth on December 20, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    Tu Bishvat is sometimes called the Jewish Earth Day or the Birthday of the Trees. This family-friendly holiday is a great opportunity to teach your children to care for the environment and to connect with nature. As a holiday with The post 6 Activities for Tu Bishvat with Kids appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Conscience Objections: New online learning modules!
    by Nicole Margaretten on December 17, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    In May, during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, two doctors, brothers who follow the Sikh faith, made the difficult decision to shave their religiously significant beards, called kesh, or the practice of keeping uncut hair, in order to accommodate the PPE (personal protective equipment) stocked by their hospital. At Tanenbaum, we believe that The post Conscience Objections: New online learning modules! first appeared on Tanenbaum.org.

  • Creating Your 18Doors Clergy Profile
    by 18Doors on December 10, 2020 at 11:20 pm

    Thank you for your interest in becoming an 18Doors referral clergy.  The work you do is so very important, and we want to be able to connect you with couples and families who are seeking trusted rabbis and cantors for The post Creating Your 18Doors Clergy Profile appeared first on 18Doors.

  • How to Edit Your 18Doors Clergy Profile
    by 18Doors on December 10, 2020 at 9:02 pm

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

  • Our Inclusion Journey Continues
    by Nicole Margaretten on December 8, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    Friends, Defining “workplace” in 2020 has been challenging and ever-evolving, to say the least. Dining rooms, cars, city parks are our new offices. Zoom and other platforms are the world’s conference rooms. Throughout this difficult year Tanenbaum found the demand for our workplace programs greater than ever. So we developed innovative ways to offer training The post Our Inclusion Journey Continues first appeared on Tanenbaum.org.

  • Updated Hanukkah fact sheet – and a song!
    by Nicole Margaretten on December 8, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    Dear Friends, It was brought to our attention there was an error on our fact sheet about Hanukkah, which is right around the corner.  While we try to avoid such mistakes, we also wanted to respond to it quickly. I’m happy to share our updated Hanukkah fact sheet with the corrected start date of the evening of The post Updated Hanukkah fact sheet – and a song! first appeared on Tanenbaum.org.

  • Join us at PeaceCon 2020!
    by Nicole Margaretten on December 2, 2020 at 11:47 pm

    Join Tanenbaum CEO, Mark Fowler, alongside Jean-Marie Navetta of PFLAG, and Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins of WCAPS as they explore Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Peacebuilding workplace! Tune in on Monday, Dec. 7 at 12:30 PM EST for this collaboration between two of Tanenbaum’s Programs, Conflict Resolution & Peacebuilding and Workplace by registering for PeaceCon The post Join us at PeaceCon 2020! first appeared on Tanenbaum.org.

  • Give the Gift of Peace
    by Nicole Margaretten on December 1, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      This Giving Tuesday, give the gift of peace. Tanenbaum puts peace into practice through programs that build respect for religious differences in schools, workplaces, health care facilities, and in regions in tremendous conflict. Hear about Tanenbaum from Dr. Azza Karam, Secretary General, Religions for Peace, and give today to help make peace possible.   The post Give the Gift of Peace first appeared on Tanenbaum.org.

  • October 27, 2020 ENewsletter
    by 18Doors on November 23, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    Below is the enewsletter 18Doors sent out on October 27, 2020 The post October 27, 2020 ENewsletter appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Joe Biden’s Interfaith Family
    by Gerri Miller on November 20, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    As many Americans may know, President-elect Joe Biden is a deeply spiritual man, a practicing Catholic whose faith has gotten him through times in his life of devastating tragedy and loss. But did you know that the Biden family tree The post Joe Biden’s Interfaith Family appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Conversation Starters: How to Raise Future Kids Religiously
    by Rabbi Robyn Frisch on November 19, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    If you and your partner from another faith are thinking about having kids, deciding how to raise them religiously, culturally, and/or spiritually may be difficult. This can actually be one of the hardest conversations for any couple to have, whether The post Conversation Starters: How to Raise Future Kids Religiously appeared first on 18Doors.

  • “Today Show” Anchor Savannah Guthrie Is Raising Kids with Jewish & Christian Traditions
    by Gerri Miller on November 19, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    “Today” show anchor Savannah Guthrie, who grew up Baptist in Phoenix, Arizona, is a practicing Christian who regularly attends Trinity Grace Church in Manhattan and considers faith to be an essential part of her life. She is also raising her The post “Today Show” Anchor Savannah Guthrie Is Raising Kids with Jewish & Christian Traditions appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Preparing for the Winter Holidays in 2020
    by Joseph Riccardelli on November 16, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Dear Friends, As we have come to expect from each calendar year, we have reached the winter holiday season. As with all other aspects of 2020, the holiday season feels a bit different this year. For many of us, it may continue to be a time of joy, thankfulness, and togetherness with family. For many The post Preparing for the Winter Holidays in 2020 first appeared on Tanenbaum.org.

  • Methodology
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on November 10, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    This is the 11th time Pew Research Center has measured restrictions on religion around the globe.66 This report, which includes data for the year ending Dec. 31, 2018, generally follows the same methodology as previous reports. Pew Research Center uses two 10-point indexes – the Government Restrictions Index (GRI) and the Social Hostilities Index (SHI) –

  • Acknowledgments
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on November 10, 2020 at 2:47 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

  • 4. Restrictions on religion among the 25 most populous countries in 2018
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on November 10, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    More than three-quarters of the world’s population lives in the 25 most populous countries. Focusing on these countries can shed light on how most people are affected by government restrictions and social hostilities involving religion – although not everyone in any particular country is equally affected by religious restrictions. Religious minorities vary from country to

  • 3. In 2018, government restrictions rose in most regions, but social hostilities declined
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on November 10, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    Government restrictions by region In 2018, the global median level of government restrictions on religion reached a peak at 2.9 after remaining stable at 2.8 in 2016 and 2017. Three out of five regions in the study experienced increases (Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa), while Europe had

  • 2. Harassment of religious groups continues to be reported in more than 90% of countries
    by Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project on November 10, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    In 2018, this study’s sources continued to report harassment against religious groups – either by governments or social groups and individuals – in the vast majority of countries around the world (185 out of 198).29 This figure ticked down slightly from 187 the previous year, marking the first decrease since 2014 in the number of countries

  • Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff: The First Interfaith Vice Presidential Couple
    by Lindsey Silken on November 9, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    Kamala Harris will be the first of many things when she takes office as America’s Vice President—among them, the first female VP and the first VP with a Jewish partner. Her husband, Doug Emhoff, will be the first ever Second The post Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff: The First Interfaith Vice Presidential Couple appeared first on 18Doors.

  • We Will Have an Interfaith Family in the White House Either Way
    by Miriam Steinberg-Egeth on November 3, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    Politics are unavoidable this year and interfaith families are definitely part of the conversation. Regardless of who is in the White House in 2021, the administration is sure to include an interfaith family. Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner Before her The post We Will Have an Interfaith Family in the White House Either Way appeared first on 18Doors.

  • As Our World Implodes, I Bake Challah
    by Anna Keller on November 2, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    Last week I had 6 dollars and 97 cents in my checking account. And I’m not so worried. To me, money isn’t everything—bread is. I live in a one-bedroom apartment with my three children and husband—who just recently went back The post As Our World Implodes, I Bake Challah appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Unlocking Hanukkah: A Cheat Sheet
    by 18Doors on November 1, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    As a Jew, I am often required to provide information and facts regarding Hanukkah. Most people want a simplified answer that fully explains the significance of this holiday. In short, Hanukkah is a Jewish tradition that is celebrated by all The post Unlocking Hanukkah: A Cheat Sheet appeared first on 18Doors.

  • 5 Conversation Starters about Family Food Culture
    by Nicole Wasilus on October 28, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Coming from different religious backgrounds/cultures, you and your partner likely grew up eating different foods with their own rituals and traditions. These conversation starters about family food culture and history will help you explore the overlap between your religious and/or cultural backgrounds The post 5 Conversation Starters about Family Food Culture appeared first on 18Doors.

  • December Holidays Conversation Starters
    by Rabbi Robyn Frisch on October 27, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    The December holidays bring up more questions and tension for many couples than any other time of year. Because of the proximity of Hanukkah and Christmas, we’re often forced to confront these holidays together rather than separately. We advise having The post December Holidays Conversation Starters appeared first on 18Doors.

  • How to Talk About Christmas Trees in an Interfaith Relationship
    by 18Doors on October 26, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    Tree or no tree? Little tree or big? Only at the grandparents’, or at home, too? More than perhaps any other symbol, Christmas trees can trigger a variety of emotional responses for Jewish people in interfaith relationships. Whether you already The post How to Talk About Christmas Trees in an Interfaith Relationship appeared first on 18Doors.

  • 8 Gifts That Give Back for Hanukkah & Any Holiday You’re Celebrating
    by Miriam Steinberg-Egeth on October 25, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Hanukkah gift-giving (or any holiday) is an opportunity to show your loved ones you care. It’s also a chance to care for the world, too. Incorporating tikkun olam, Hebrew for “repairing the world,” into your celebration of Hanukkah, Christmas and The post 8 Gifts That Give Back for Hanukkah & Any Holiday You’re Celebrating appeared first on 18Doors.

  • Getting Married Without My Parents’ Blessing
    by Becca D'Onofrio on October 22, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    All I heard growing up was: “You’re going to marry a nice, Jewish doctor when you’re older.” And I honestly thought I would. Both of my parents immigrated from the USSR when they were in their 20s. Their goal was The post Getting Married Without My Parents’ Blessing appeared first on 18Doors.