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Ethics and the Theater This Friday and Sunday: “The Model Apartment”

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Our long-running play reading and discussion series continues this Friday, December 10 and Sunday, December 12 with The Model Apartment: Lola and Max escaped to America from the Holocaust, and…

Nori Rost: It Takes a Village

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From the earliest days of human consciousness, people have gathered together for safety and companionship. During the short winter days, when it appeared the sun might just fade away and…

Join Us Weekdays in December: An Ethical Culture ‘Season of Lights’ 12-2pm

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This holiday season, spend your lunch hour in our historic 800-seat Adler Hall! Beginning Thursday, December 2 until Wednesday, December 29, each weekday* we’re opening our doors and inviting everyone…

Support the Society on #GivingTuesday

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Today is Giving Tuesday, the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving, when we are invited to express our gratitude for the gifts we've received and pass on some of our good fortune…

Nori Rost: It Takes a Village

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From the earliest days of human consciousness, people have gathered together for safety and companionship. During the short winter days, when it appeared the sun might just fade away and…

Joe Chuman: “I’m ‘Spiritual but Not Religious.’ What on Earth Does That Mean?”

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It is now found that almost 25 percent of Americans now are unaffiliated with a religion. For younger generations, this number climbs to at least 30 percent. This means that,…

Speaking of Science: “Optimizing Lifestyle to Improve Cancer Outcomes” w/ Dr. Neil Iyengar

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Medical oncologist Dr. Neil Iyengar joined our November Speaking of Science to explore how lifestyle influences cancer risk and outcomes. This month’s speaker: Dr. Neil Iyengar is an oncologist and researcher…

Speaking of Science: “Digital Pathology and Augmented Intelligence in Hematology: Is The Microscope a Beloved, But No Longer Needed, Device?”

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Speaking of Science returns on Zoom with two lectures exploring the microscope! This month’s speakers: Julie Feldstein, MD Department of Pathology, Molecular, and Cell-Based Medicine, Mt Sinai New York City…

November Call to Action: Learn About Plastics and Climate Change, Support Youth Climate Plaintiffs, and Tell NYS to Make Polluters Pay

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Explore our list of actions you can take this month to make our city, state, country, and planet a better place! The motto of The New York Society for Ethical…

Ethical NYC Delivers Donations to Community Pantry at High School for Climate Justice

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The Society is proud to support the Jaguar Locker Room community pantry at the High School for Climate Justice in East Harlem, where Society Vice President Steve Serling serves as…

Amnesty International NYC to Host Monthly Meetings at Society Meeting House Beginning January 18

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Amnesty International NYC Groups 9 and 280, a Society Affinity Group that has been working with our Ethical Action committee for several years, will begin holding their monthly meetings at…

Ethical NYC Celebrates Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E.

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Society members and staff were pleased to take part in the 15th anniversary celebration and fundraiser of our newest allied organization, anti-gun violence advocates Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E. (Stop Another Violent…

December with Young Ethical Explorers

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All families are invited to December's special programming, as we enter and treasure the darkest season of the year by lighting it up with our hearts.  If you are new…

Young Ethical Explorers First Sundays Festival Nov. 7: “Oh My Gods! A History of Belief” w/ Author J.R. Becker

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J.R. Becker, author of the Annabelle & Aiden series of childrens' books, joins YEE at 1:30pm on Sunday, November 7 to read his latest, Oh My Gods: A History of…

Young Ethical Explorers ~ Fall Season Calendar

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Young Ethical Explorers 2021, Full Fall Season calendar YEE is an inclusive family program beyond "belief."  To visit or register, please contact: YoungEthicalExplorers@gmail.com.   Families may attend, for free, with…

Green Halloween

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Lean towards GREEN... Wean towards Green....   (This is a letter you are invited to share with others: intended for learning communities of all kinds, conscious schools, teachers, families, ethical…

An Ethical Culture Season of Lights

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There are seasons in human affairs, of inward and outward revolution, when new depths seem to be broken up in the soul, when new wants are unfolded in multitudes, and…

This November We Remember

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By Dr. Nori Rost, Leader On November 20, 2021, people around the world will hold the Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil to honor those who were murdered in the…

Widening the Circle

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It goes on one at a time, it starts when you care to act, it starts when you do it again after they said no, it starts when you say…

Book Review: Jill Lepore’s America

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Jill Lepore's one volume history of the United States These Truths is no less than a monumental, indeed magisterial, achievement. Her title, taken from the Declaration of Independence, is suggestive…

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Midweek Meditation (Online)

A midweek meditation for relaxing body and mind. Larry Hurst moderates. Click here to join at start time | ID 814 7073 5630 | Passcode 158119 You can download Zoom...

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A Season of Lights

This holiday season, spend your lunch hour in our historic 800-seat Adler Hall! Beginning Thursday, December 2 until Wednesday, December 29, each weekday* we’re opening our doors and inviting everyone...

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Community Circle (Online)

A Community Circle is a discussion circle of up to ten Society Members who meet regularly, usually twice monthly, to thoughtfully explore important ethical/spiritual issues in ways that bring out...

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