Sunday Meetings

Mar
24
Sun
11:00 am Journey: Between Leaving and Arr...
Journey: Between Leaving and Arr...
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am
Journey: Between Leaving and Arriving @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Life is a journey, and within life are many journeys.  Some are chosen, some are forced on us.  Every journey begins with a leaving and ends with an arriving, though the end points aren’t always[...]
Mar
31
Sun
11:00 am A Journey to Activism
A Journey to Activism
Mar 31 @ 11:00 am
A Journey to Activism @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
(c) Adobe, used under license. Naureen Akhter, Deputy District Director for Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and founding member of Muslims for Progress, will speak on her journey to activism following the 2016 presidential election. She will[...]
Apr
7
Sun
11:00 am Atheism and the Alt-Right: A Hor...
Atheism and the Alt-Right: A Hor...
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am
Atheism and the Alt-Right: A Horrible Confluence @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
The atheist community is often assumed be liberal. But in the past decades, prominent atheist and self-styled “pro-science” writers like Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and the late Christopher Hitchens have embraced views on race, gender,[...]
Apr
14
Sun
11:00 am Wholeness: One Is Not Enough
Wholeness: One Is Not Enough
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am
Wholeness: One Is Not Enough @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
No person survives completely alone.  We are not whole without our connections to others. Who we are and what we become are influenced by people around us, from parents to friends to community members.  These[...]

Events Coming Soon

Mar
21
Thu
7:00 pm Ethics on Tap
Ethics on Tap
Mar 21 @ 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[...]
Mar
24
Sun
1:30 pm Used Book and Bake Sale!
Used Book and Bake Sale!
Mar 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Used Book and Bake Sale! @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States
Used books and fresh baked goods will be for sale. Proceeds will go to the organization KIND: Kids In Need of Defense, which provides legal and other services to children detained at the U.S. border,[...]
Mar
25
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Mar 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[...]
Apr
1
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Apr 1 @ 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[...]
Apr
4
Thu
12:00 pm Lunch with the Leader
Lunch with the Leader
Apr 4 @ 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.”[...]
Apr
8
Mon
8:00 pm Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Apr 8 @ 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...

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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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