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Announcements February 1, 2023

Wednesday at Ethics Unplugged: “BC=EC²: Exploring MLK’s ‘Beloved Community’”

In-person and online! Join Society Leaders Nori Rost and Jé Hooper for Ethics Unplugged, an…
Blog January 31, 2023

Statement on the Police Killing of Tyre Nichols

By Dr. Nori Rost Leader, New York Society for Ethical Culture Dear Members and Friends,…
Video January 22, 2023

Joe Chuman: The Resurgence of Antisemitism in Our Time

We are experiencing in the United States a resurgence of antisemitism, reaching its highest level…
Announcements January 17, 2023

NEW! Ethics Unplugged Begins Wednesdays at 7PM In-Person and Online

Join Society Leaders Nori Rost and Jé Hooper for this introduction to our new series,…
Ethics in Action January 15, 2023
Fight Climate Change With Your Money: Fourth Universalist Divest & Invest Workshop January 17
Video January 15, 2023
Nori Rost: ‘Martin and Malcolm: Differing Approaches to Racial Justice’
Leaders' Blog January 10, 2023
Review: We Are Not One: A History of America’s Fight Over Israel
Blog January 9, 2023
Interview with Jody Sperling: Dance Speaks an ‘Ethical Language’ January 14

VISIT our landmark meeting house for inspiring Sunday gatherings, monthly workshops, youth and family activities, Ethical Action service projects, and world-class entertainment.

Nori Rost: We’re a Happy Family

In-person and online! We’re a Happy Family! Many of us will remember this as part of a song Barney, the purple dinosaur, sings on all the Barney shows. The whole...

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05 February 2023 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Young Ethical Explorers

Details TBA! Newcomers are always welcome! To join, please RSVP to Youth Programs Director Audrey Kindred at For more information about our youth and family programming, please visit Young Ethical Explorers is...

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05 February 2023 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Puffin Interview Series w/ Joe Chuman: ‘Keep ‘Em in the East’ with Richard Koszarski (Online)

This event is being hosted by the Puffin Cultural Forum. For details and to RSVP, please visit their website. Livestream information is below Cost: $10 Suggested Donation (In-Person) Location: Online...

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05 February 2023 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ethics Unplugged: Co-Creating Family

In-person and online! Join Society Leaders Nori Rost and Jé Hooper for Ethics Unplugged, an exciting reimaging of Ethical Culture, every Wednesday at 7:00pm. Refreshments will be served! This Week:...

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08 February 2023 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Janet Rose: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

In-person and online! Learn how you too can be a Good Neighbor. Fred Rodgers had it just right when he sang that last line of his song at the beginning...

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12 February 2023 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
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