Calendar

Jan
20
Mon
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Jan 20 @ 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 overnight shelter for six homeless men, and now for women. Our shelter operates on Monday nights only. More >>

Jan
23
Thu
Anti-Racism Book Discussion
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm

A small group including members from several different congregations and secular organizations has been meeting most months to discuss books that educate and motivate us in anti-racist work.

For January, we’ll be reading An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.  There’s also a young adult version, suitable if you’re not well-versed in history — it’s a bit simpler and explains more, but covers the same basic material.

The books cover more than 400 years of history in the land that is now the United States of America.  The history is written from the perspective of the indigenous people who were here and still are here.  Be prepared to have your perspective shaken at least a bit!

Co-sponsored by North Bronx Racial Justice, which is sponsoring an all-day event on Martin Luther King Day, January 20, at St. Stephens United Methodist Church in Marble Hill.

Click on one of the images below to see the book at Amazon.com.  Remember to order from smile.amazon.com if you’re using Amazon.

Jan
26
Sun
Yemen: Holding Faith Amidst Despair
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am
Yemen: Holding Faith Amidst Despair @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

In this talk, Isaac Evans-Frantz, director of Action Corps, will tell the local story of the campaign to stop the war in Yemen. The U.S.-backed Saudi/UAE-Led Coalition in Yemen is starving the country and killing its most vulnerable civilians. The war has created the largest current humanitarian atrocity on Earth: Currently 10 million people are steps away from famine and starvation and the country is experiencing the world’s worst cholera outbreak in recorded history. Action Corps, a grassroots initiative that grew out of the humanitarian NGO Oxfam, has been organizing in Riverdale and beyond to press U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, to lead the effort in Congress to stop U.S. participation in the war. In 2018, they succeeded at obtaining his support for the historic War Powers Resolution to stop the war and his co-sponsorship to the National Defense Authorization Act to stop certain arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Although ultimately these bills have not yet stopped U.S. participation in the war, they have resulted in some changes on the ground in Yemen, and are important steps forward. Elrowmeim, from Yemen herself, and Evans-Frantz, will speak about hope, opportunity and action in the face of U.S.-inflicted imperialism and disaster.

About the Speaker:

Isaac Evans-Frantz – New York, NY – leads Action Corps’ Yemen solidarity campaign. He was one of the first two lead organizers of Oxfam Action NYC, the predecessor to Action Corps NYC, from 2008 to 2009. Since then, he has mentored fellow Action Corps organizers, led member-level meetings with U.S. Senators and Representatives around climate change, war, and other matters of global justice. In the past year he played a key role in obtaining the support of House leadership for the Yemen War Powers Resolution to stop Saudi/Emirati bombing of the country. He organized rallies in front of Congressional offices in New York and California, supported Yemeni-American peace activists, and convened local and national organizations. He holds a Master in Public Administration from the City University of New York with a concentration in non-profit management. He is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality, a qualified Spanish interpreter, and a Certified Lactation Counselor.

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 have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!

Music most Sundays by Lindsey Wilson.

Jan
27
Mon
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Jan 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 overnight shelter for six homeless men, and now for women. Our shelter operates on Monday nights only. More >>

Feb
2
Sun
The Elusive Right to Vote
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am
The Elusive Right to Vote @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture

A theme for this year of Black History Month is the story of African Americans and the vote.  This year marks the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 15th amendment to the US Constitution, which gave the right to vote to African American men.  Almost immediately, that right was being limited. Today, the right to vote for black men, black women, and other people of color is seriously under threat.  Our Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, will reflect on that history.  Music by Lindsey Wilson.

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday programs. Please join us!

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 have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!  

Our Ethics Matters theme for February is Resilience: The practice of flexibility and strength in responding to challenges.  “It’s not what happens to you, it’s how you take what happens to you.”  How do we become more resilient, expanding our window of tolerance, without that tolerance enabling injustice and pain?

Note on snow closings:  If the power is on, we’ll post a snow warning on our web page and on our Facebook page.  If the weather is iffy, please check before coming, and only come if it is safe to travel from where you are.

Feb
3
Mon
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Feb 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 overnight shelter for six homeless men, and now for women. Our shelter operates on Monday nights only. More >>

Feb
9
Sun
Sunday Platform
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

Please check back soon for this week’s topic.

Each week, we meet at 11 am – 12:30 pm (plus time for socializing) to consider major issues of the day.

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 have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday Platforms.

Music most Sundays by Lindsey Wilson.

Coffee House @Ethical
Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Coffee House @Ethical brings you joy, courage, and wisdom through music the second Sunday of every month.

Coffee House @ Ethical - words with necks of two guitars

NO COVER CHARGE. We will take a collection for free will donations to cover our costs, with half of the proceeds going to a social justice organization in our area.

 

Free coffee will be available, and other goodies will be available for purchase.

More info on Coffee House @ Ethical.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION & PARKING:

Public Transportation: The New York City BX7 and BX10 buses stop at 239th street and Riverdale Avenue, at the Monument in the traffic circle. We are an easy 5 minute walk from there. Or, you can take the New York City #1 subway train to 242nd Street and walk up a large, somewhat gradual hill. Use NYC MTA’s Trip Planner to help you navigate your trip via public transportation. Google Maps can also help you map your trip if you choose the public transportation option.

Parking: A limited amount of street parking spots may be available within a few blocks of the Society for Ethical Culture. Do not park north of the Society building past the metal barrier and blue sign – that is a private street and you will be towed.

Free Parking available with parking pass: There may be a limited number of spots at the Fieldston School lot directly across the street from the Society for Ethical Culture building. Most parking will be available up the driveway directly north of the main lot. Tell the security officer in the booth that you are parking for t

he Society for Ethical Culture event.

Cars parked at the Fieldston School MUST have a parking pass. Someone will be outside the Society for Ethical Culture to hand out parking passes at the beginning of the event. Please put a parking pass on your dashboard if you park at the Fieldston School. 

Please Note: There are a limited number of parking spots at the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, directly in front of our building. Please reserve these for people with limited mobility.

Feb
10
Mon
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Feb 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 overnight shelter for six homeless men, and now for women. Our shelter operates on Monday nights only. More >>

Feb
16
Sun
How Resilience Works
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am
How Resilience Works @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture

How we deal with trauma and grief, as well as with ordinary challenges of life, depends in large part on our resilience: our ability to bounce back.   Our Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, will reflect on how resilience works, looking at some of the latest research and understandings. Is resilience an inborn trait?  Something that gets used up if we need to rely on it? What factors increase our resilience? And when does an emphasis on resilience reinforce injustice?  Music by Lindsey Wilson.

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday programs. Please join us!

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 have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!  

Our Ethics Matters theme for February is Resilience: The practice of flexibility and strength in responding to challenges.  “It’s not what happens to you, it’s how you take what happens to you.”  How do we become more resilient, expanding our window of tolerance, without that tolerance enabling injustice and pain?

Note on snow closings:  If the power is on, we’ll post a snow warning on our web page and on our Facebook page.  If the weather is iffy, please check before coming, and only come if it is safe to travel from where you are.

Feb
17
Mon
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Feb 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 overnight shelter for six homeless men, and now for women. Our shelter operates on Monday nights only. More >>

Feb
20
Thu
Ethics on Tap
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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 eat.  (Each person will pay for their own food/drink.)  We meet at An Beal Bocht, the “Best Irish Pub in the Bronx.”  

Join in for an evening of exploration. Bring your appetite, your thirst and your curiosity.

Feb
23
Sun
Sunday Platform
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

Please check back soon for this week’s topic.

Each week, we meet at 11 am – 12:30 pm (plus time for socializing) to consider major issues of the day.

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 have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday Platforms.

Music most Sundays by Lindsey Wilson.

Feb
24
Mon
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Feb 24 @ 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 overnight shelter for six homeless men, and now for women. Our shelter operates on Monday nights only. More >>

Mar
1
Sun
2020 Vision: Wisdom from 100 Years of Woman Suffrage
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, removing sex as a reason to deny someone the right to vote.  (Many women were still unable to vote, due to poll taxes, denial of the vote to Native Americans, etc. — but not because they were women.)

Suffrage parade 1912, women in white

Women’s suffrage parade, New York City, May 1912

Our Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, will reflect on 100 years of woman suffrage, including the lessons we can learn from the long struggle to win that right, and the long struggle before and after to make women’s full citizenship a reality.  Jone wrote on women’s history for About.com (now Thoughtco.com) for 19 years.

Music by Lindsey Wilson.

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday programs. Please join us!

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 have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!  

Our Ethics Matters theme for March is Wisdom: the practice of deep understanding, including examining what we have been taught.

Note on snow closings:  If the power is on, we’ll post a snow warning on our web page and on our Facebook page.  If the weather is iffy, please check before coming, and only come if it is safe to travel from where you are.

Mar
2
Mon
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Mar 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 overnight shelter for six homeless men, and now for women. Our shelter operates on Monday nights only. More >>

Mar
8
Sun
Sunday Platform
Mar 8 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

Please check back soon for this week’s topic.

Each week, we meet at 11 am – 12:30 pm (plus time for socializing) to consider major issues of the day.

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 have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday Platforms.

Music most Sundays by Lindsey Wilson.

Coffee House @Ethical
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Coffee House @Ethical brings you joy, courage, and wisdom through music the second Sunday of every month.

Coffee House @ Ethical - words with necks of two guitars

NO COVER CHARGE. We will take a collection for free will donations to cover our costs, with half of the proceeds going to a social justice organization in our area.

 

Free coffee will be available, and other goodies will be available for purchase.

More info on Coffee House @ Ethical.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION & PARKING:

Public Transportation: The New York City BX7 and BX10 buses stop at 239th street and Riverdale Avenue, at the Monument in the traffic circle. We are an easy 5 minute walk from there. Or, you can take the New York City #1 subway train to 242nd Street and walk up a large, somewhat gradual hill. Use NYC MTA’s Trip Planner to help you navigate your trip via public transportation. Google Maps can also help you map your trip if you choose the public transportation option.

Parking: A limited amount of street parking spots may be available within a few blocks of the Society for Ethical Culture. Do not park north of the Society building past the metal barrier and blue sign – that is a private street and you will be towed.

Free Parking available with parking pass: There may be a limited number of spots at the Fieldston School lot directly across the street from the Society for Ethical Culture building. Most parking will be available up the driveway directly north of the main lot. Tell the security officer in the booth that you are parking for t

he Society for Ethical Culture event.

Cars parked at the Fieldston School MUST have a parking pass. Someone will be outside the Society for Ethical Culture to hand out parking passes at the beginning of the event. Please put a parking pass on your dashboard if you park at the Fieldston School. 

Please Note: There are a limited number of parking spots at the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, directly in front of our building. Please reserve these for people with limited mobility.

Mar
9
Mon
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Mar 9 @ 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 overnight shelter for six homeless men, and now for women. Our shelter operates on Monday nights only. More >>

Mar
15
Sun
Sunday Platform
Mar 15 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

Please check back soon for this week’s topic.

Each week, we meet at 11 am – 12:30 pm (plus time for socializing) to consider major issues of the day.

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 have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday Platforms.

Music most Sundays by Lindsey Wilson.

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