Sunday Meetings

Jan
21
Sun
11:00 am The Creating Community: Finding ...
The Creating Community: Finding ...
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am
The Creating Community: Finding the "Us" in Poetry @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Using poetry timeless and local, deep and amusing as inspiration. Christian Hayden will lead a reflection activity that asks everybody to contribute and create as a community. (Bring a favorite poem if you can!) Christian[...]
Jan
28
Sun
11:00 am Intention vs. Impact – Ethical D...
Intention vs. Impact – Ethical D...
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am
Intention vs. Impact – Ethical Dilemmas @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Some systems of ethics stress intention as what makes an action ethical or not ethical, and some systems stress impact.  We’ll play with some ethical dilemmas that might be assessed differently if we look at[...]
Feb
4
Sun
11:00 am Sunday Platform
Sunday Platform
Feb 4 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space!
Feb
11
Sun
11:00 am We Shall Overcome: The Power of ...
We Shall Overcome: The Power of ...
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am
We Shall Overcome: The Power of Persistence @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
© Mark Sepple | Dreamstime Stock Photos To transform society to honor the human worth of every person, not just those with money and/or power, requires courage, hope, intention, creativity and more.  Also required is[...]

Events Coming Soon

Jan
22
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Jan 22 @ 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[...]
Jan
29
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Jan 29 @ 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[...]
Feb
5
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Feb 5 @ 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[...]
Feb
12
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Feb 12 @ 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[...]
Feb
19
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Feb 19 @ 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[...]
Feb
26
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Feb 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[...]

Recent News and Announcements

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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"...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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