Sunday Meetings

May
26
Sun
11:00 am Pandora’s Box
Pandora’s Box
May 26 @ 11:00 am
Pandora’s Box @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Curiosity has both a positive and a negative side.  Failure to be curious can lead to a failure of empathy for others, to understanding them as they are and not as we assume they are[...]
Jun
2
Sun
11:00 am Human Rights in NYC: A Dialogue
Human Rights in NYC: A Dialogue
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am
Human Rights in NYC: A Dialogue @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Please join the Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, Marissa A.L. Jackson, to learn about the most robust civil rights law in the nation and engage in a dialogue about[...]
Jun
9
Sun
11:00 am Sunday Platform
Sunday Platform
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Speaker and topic to be announced. Watch this space! 11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we[...]
Jun
16
Sun
11:00 am Save the World or Savor the World?
Save the World or Savor the World?
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am
Save the World or Savor the World? @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
There’s an old ethical argument, that beauty distracts us from fairness and justice. It often seems like we have to make a choice: save the world, or savor the world.  Is it wasting our time[...]

Events Coming Soon

May
27
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
May 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[...]
Jun
3
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Jun 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[...]
Jun
6
Thu
12:00 pm Lunch with the Leader
Lunch with the Leader
Jun 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch with the Leader @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
“We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.”[...]
Jun
9
Sun
3:00 pm Coffee House @Ethical
Coffee House @Ethical
Jun 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Coffee House @Ethical @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
The Coffee House @Ethical brings you joy, courage, and wisdom through music the second Sunday of every month.  Please join us! $15 at the door, includes a cup of hot or, in season, iced coffee. [...]
Jun
10
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Jun 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[...]
Jun
17
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Jun 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[...]

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Carl Sagan on Mystery

Carl Sagan on Mystery

A post-platform discussion Sunday (December 9, 2018) included the question: What would Carl Sagan say about "mystery"? Here are a few quotes from Sagan on the topic: From Cosmos: Every aspect of Nature reveals a deep mystery and touches our sense of wonder and awe....

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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...

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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

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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

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