Sunday Meetings

Nov
19
Sun
11:00 am Stone Salad: A Family Sunday
Stone Salad: A Family Sunday
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Stone Salad: A Family Sunday @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
You’ve heard of the story of Stone Soup?  If not, you’ll hear it this week. Our modernized version is called Stone Salad. We’ll celebrate generosity together through a family-friendly pot luck and festival. Bring some food to[...]
Nov
26
Sun
11:00 am No Sunday Platform Meeting Today
No Sunday Platform Meeting Today
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am
No Sunday Platform Meeting Today @ New York | United States
No platform meeting at RYSEC this week.  The office will be closed, and staff is on vacation.  Consider spending time with friends or family instead, doing some volunteer work, reading a book, or some other[...]
Dec
3
Sun
11:00 am Things Worth Believing, and Why
Things Worth Believing, and Why
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am
Things Worth Believing, and Why @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture Meeting House | New York | United States
This reflection aims to communicate one working scientist’s practical and personal view of the Scientific Method. Carl, a medical researcher and former tenured faculty at Washington University School of Medicine, is a new member of[...]
Dec
10
Sun
11:00 am When Hope Is Hard to Find
When Hope Is Hard to Find
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am
When Hope Is Hard to Find @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
© Lute Takuvaka | Dreamstime Some song lyrics come to mind in thinking about this week’s platform talk:  “I’ll bring you hope, when hope is hard to find; and I’ll bring a song of love, and[...]

Events Coming Soon

Nov
20
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Monday 8 pm to Tuesday 6 am Since March 31, 2003 the Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, in partnership with Congregation Tehillah and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR), has faithfully operated an emergency[...]
Nov
27
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Nov 27 @ 8:00 pm
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Monday 8 pm to Tuesday 6 am Since March 31, 2003 the Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, in partnership with Congregation Tehillah and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR), has faithfully operated an emergency[...]
Dec
4
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Monday 8 pm to Tuesday 6 am Since March 31, 2003 the Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, in partnership with Congregation Tehillah and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR), has faithfully operated an emergency[...]
Dec
11
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Monday 8 pm to Tuesday 6 am Since March 31, 2003 the Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, in partnership with Congregation Tehillah and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR), has faithfully operated an emergency[...]
Dec
18
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Monday 8 pm to Tuesday 6 am Since March 31, 2003 the Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, in partnership with Congregation Tehillah and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR), has faithfully operated an emergency[...]
Dec
25
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Dec 25 @ 8:00 pm
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Monday 8 pm to Tuesday 6 am Since March 31, 2003 the Riverdale Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, in partnership with Congregation Tehillah and the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (HIR), has faithfully operated an emergency[...]

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