Sunday Meetings

Nov
25
Sun
11:00 am No Sunday Platform Meeting Novem...
No Sunday Platform Meeting Novem...
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am
No Sunday Platform Meeting November 25, 2018 @ 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
2
Sun
11:00 am Author Event: Inspiring Kids Wit...
Author Event: Inspiring Kids Wit...
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am
Author Event: Inspiring Kids With The Magic Of Reality @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
J.R. Becker is the author of the bestselling Annabelle & Aiden children’s book series on science and skepticism. Join us for a reading of one of his books for all ages, followed by a talk for[...]
Dec
9
Sun
11:00 am Being Open to the Mysterious
Being Open to the Mysterious
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am
Being Open to the Mysterious @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Will Rogers once said, “It ain’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble, it’s what we know that ain’t so.”  Richard Feynman said it in different words, “”I think it’s much more interesting to[...]
Dec
16
Sun
11:00 am Winter Festival!
Winter Festival!
Dec 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Winter Festival! @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Join us for winter songs, a story about festivals around the world, a holiday-themed activity, and a potluck lunch!  Most cultures and religions celebrate some kind of “festival of lights” at this time of year.[...]

Events Coming Soon

Nov
26
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Nov 26 @ 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
3
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Dec 3 @ 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
9
Sun
3:00 pm Coffee House @Ethical
Coffee House @Ethical
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Coffee House @Ethical @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Looking forward to hearing Anne Price at the December coffee house! Anne Price $15 at the door, includes a cup of hot or iced coffee.  (Other goodies available for a reasonable cost.)  Public transportation nearby[...]
Dec
10
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Dec 10 @ 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
17
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Dec 17 @ 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
20
Thu
7:00 pm Ethics on Tap
Ethics on Tap
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ethics on Tap @ An Beal Bocht | New York | United States
Free-ranging casual discussion of ethical issues that are alive for you, and an opportunity to meet and interact with others interested in ethical issues.  Join us and, if you like, have something to drink and/or[...]

Recent News and Announcements

Responding to Attacks on Inclusion and Democracy

Our hearts are heavy after last week's three major hate attacks: the shooting of two African American elders in Kentucky, after the shooter had first attempted to enter a black church he found locked;  the pipe bombs sent to major political figures in perhaps the...

read more
Snow Days!

Snow Days!

Yes, we are in New York, so sometimes we close for inclement weather, including new snow.  We'd like our members and friends and speakers to be safe!  Obviously, if the weather's bad enough that we don't have electricity or internet connection, we may not be able to...

read more

A Guide to Calling Your Representatives

Why is calling so important? "Calling is the most powerful ways to put pressure on your representatives - even more than social media, email, or snail mail. Why? It shows commitment to a cause. And representatives know that if they don't hear the concerns of their...

read more
Ethics in Action: Values to Action

Ethics in Action: Values to Action

If you want to "step up" your commitment and action, sometimes it helps to step back first and reflect.  Taking time to reconnect with your values when making ethical choices is one of the sources of strength if you want to "commit ethical action" more often and more...

read more
Ethics in Action: Money and Time

Ethics in Action: Money and Time

Sometimes, the most effective way we can spend our time is to spend some money. More time than money? More money than time?  When you earn your money directly or indirectly through work, money is a kind of stored-up time. Gloria Steinem once suggested that you can...

read more
Ethics in Action: So Much to Do, So Little Time

Ethics in Action: So Much to Do, So Little Time

So many needs, so little time In choosing social justice work, you'll look first for your values and base your choices on those. You'll also look for the most pressing need and where you have the skills and knowledge to be most effective. The issue of "so little time"...

read more

Now We Are All Standing Rock

Dear Friends, We have a president-elect who has promised to “…take particular aim at the Clean Water Act” (N.D. congressperson Kevin Cramer). Mr. Trump also paid for advertisements that characterized Native Americans who wanted to build New York State casinos as...

read more
Ethics in Action: What Can I Do Right Now?

Ethics in Action: What Can I Do Right Now?

First, breathe.  Yes, breathe.  Three deep breaths, with long exhales, every time you start to feel anxious, fearful, overwhelmed, or confused. Second: save contact information for the national and state legislators who represent you, so that you're ready to easily...

read more
Stories and Story-Telling

Stories and Story-Telling

It’s November, and stories are part of this month. Whether thinking about writing fiction (#NaNoWriMo) or about the cultural stories of Thanksgiving and what they cover up, we understand the power of stories to tell truth or cover truth.

read more
What Does It Mean to Be a Community of Healing?

What Does It Mean to Be a Community of Healing?

Many people who come to an Ethical Culture Society come from an experience of another religion.  They sometimes leave because their old faith isn’t big enough for their new ideas, or because the old faith didn’t accept them as who they are, or because they came to...

read more

Pin It on Pinterest