Between Times

In March of 2020, our Ethical Society, like so many institutions, suddenly shifted how it operated.  It was a crisis, and we had to shift right away, without time for planning.  What followed was a mixture of adaptation and innovation, with individuals and our Society...

Food Collection Drive 7/11 and 7/14

From our friends at CSAIR: Volunteers from Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale (CSAIR) are spearheading an effort to gather food donations for direct distribution to people in our community who don’t have enough to eat. We are guided by this thought from...

The Fifth of July

Facing our history honestly is important for honoring the Fourth of July; now, what to us is the Fifth of July

July 2021 Sunday Sharing

Donations to RYSEC for Sunday Programs in July 2021 will be shared (50%) with the Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Marble Hill (KRMH) Food & Hunger Project, Inc.  While the KRMH project has suspended food distribution during COVID-19, it has continued to provide assistance...

The Spirit of Play

Our “ethics matters” theme for June has been “play,” although I think of that more as an over-arching theme for June, July, and August.  Like other mammals, we play when we are young — and sometimes when we are not so young.  What are you...

Doing Our Part for Democracy

Democracy means rule of the people, where a majority can take action, while protecting the rights of vulnerable minorities.  But democracy doesn’t work if the people don’t speak up. There’s another election coming up this month in New York City.  I...

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