Sunday Meetings

Jan
20
Sun
11:00 am Values in Action: Making Thought...
Values in Action: Making Thought...
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am
Values in Action: Making Thoughtful Choices @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Speaker: Madhu Krishnappa Maron Do you ever feel challenged by making choices that truly align with what’s most important to you?  Are you often overwhelmed by the multitude of choices you face every day?  How[...]
Jan
27
Sun
11:00 am No Choice But to Choose
No Choice But to Choose
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am
No Choice But to Choose @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
© Stephaneponceletphotography | Dreamstime Stock Photos Our Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, will reflect on an uncomfortable reality of ethics: that we can, as the Roman philosopher Marcus Aurelius pointed out, commit injustice by doing nothing.  The[...]
Feb
3
Sun
11:00 am Sunday Platform
Sunday Platform
Feb 3 @ 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[...]
Feb
10
Sun
11:00 am Racism and Anti-Racism: Two Amer...
Racism and Anti-Racism: Two Amer...
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am
Racism and Anti-Racism: Two American Traditions @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
One of the many subtle myths of American history is to ignore not only the persistence of racism in America, but also the continuity of racial justice activism, instead highlighting a few periods (abolition, the[...]

Events Coming Soon

Jan
21
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Jan 21 @ 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
28
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Jan 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[...]
Feb
4
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Feb 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[...]
Feb
7
Thu
12:00 pm Lunch with the Leader
Lunch with the Leader
Feb 7 @ 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.”[...]
Feb
10
Sun
3:00 pm Coffee House @Ethical
Coffee House @Ethical
Feb 10 @ 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. [...]
Feb
11
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Feb 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[...]

Recent News and Announcements

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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Ethics Matters: Hospitality

Radical Hospitality and Ethical Culture - Jone Johnson Lewis, Leader In 1873, a young Felix Adler, recently returned from Germany with a doctorate in Semitics, spoke to his father’s congregation, Temple Emanuel, in New York City. Felix Adler was only 22 years old; his...

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Ethics Matters: Freedom and Delight

Ethics Matters: Freedom and Delight

~ Jone Johnson Lewis As we move into full-tilt summer, please note that we'll remain open on Sundays.  I encourage you to attend when you can, help create a welcoming atmosphere to the visitors we continue to get most Sundays, and also connect to your Ethical Culture...

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Ethics Matters: Blessings

Ethics Matters: Blessings

The Good That Happens to Us and the Good We Do - Jone Johnson Lewis, Leader The whole concept of “deserve” is rooted in ancient ideas of reward and punishment, or concept of something that is owed to us – that the universe, or God, or other people are obligated to pay...

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Ethics Matters: Faith

Ethics Matters: Faith

The only force that can overcome an idea and a faith is another and better idea and faith, positively and fearlessly upheld. – Dorothy Thompson Faith is a passionate intuition. - William Wordsworth Springtime in the Bronx: April 2015 Reflections Our Ethics Matters...

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Ethics Matters: Resilience

Ethics Matters: Resilience

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” ― Nelson Mandela “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” Christopher Robin to Pooh (by A....

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In the News: RYSEC Coyote Cam

In the News: RYSEC Coyote Cam

Our latest mention in the Riverdale Press highlights the coyote camera that we've had in our woods in back, and the coyote images that the camera captured.  Check it out here:  Camera captures local coyotes’ capers The online version misses the paragraph from our...

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Soul Matters at RYSEC

Soul Matters at RYSEC

February Message from Jone “Some people say each person has a soul.  I would say each person comes into the world with the possibility of a soul. The aim of life is to change our potential soul into an actuality. The whole purpose of life is to become an individual:...

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10 Basics of Ethical Communication

10 Basics of Ethical Communication

I developed the list below using principles learned in Straight Talk™ and Nonviolent Communication™ as well as "best practices" for small group work in general -- with a little common sense added in. I invite you to consider these basics as ideals -- ideals, in the...

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