Sunday Meetings

May
27
Sun
11:00 am What Does It Mean to Be a Creati...
What Does It Mean to Be a Creati...
May 27 @ 11:00 am
What Does It Mean to Be a Creative Community? @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Is our community a creative community?  What would that mean?  It doesn’t have to mean we have a lot of people around who are poets and artists and who create as individuals.  What does it[...]
Jun
3
Sun
11:00 am Open the Door: Possibility and t...
Open the Door: Possibility and t...
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am
Open the Door: Possibility and the Human Spirit @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
When we honor other people based on the immeasurable idea of worth, rather than on such measures as how they can be useful to us, we create more possibilities for our relationship with the other,[...]
Jun
10
Sun
11:00 am Rosenstrasse: Surviving the Holo...
Rosenstrasse: Surviving the Holo...
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am
Rosenstrasse: Surviving the Holocaust @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Speaker Peter Schaefer will share with us his personal experiences of the Holocaust, with a focus on the Rosenstrasse Demonstration in Nazi Germany, February, 1943. ____________________ June theme: possibility.  What does it mean to be[...]
Jun
17
Sun
11:00 am The Possibility of Liberation
The Possibility of Liberation
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am
The Possibility of Liberation @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Juneteenth is an American holiday celebrating the ending of slavery in America. Or rather, the announcement of the end of slavery — slavery didn’t actually end with that news.  The historical basis of the celebration[...]

Events Coming Soon

May
28
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
May 28 @ 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[...]
Jun
4
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Jun 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[...]
Jun
11
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Jun 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[...]
Jun
18
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Jun 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[...]
Jun
25
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Jun 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[...]
Jul
2
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Jul 2 @ 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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