Join us On Zoom -- It's Easy!

To protect each other and our community during the coronavirus pandemic, all in-person events at Ethical NYC have been suspended until further notice. But no need to worry! To stay connected, we’re turning to the free online meeting service Zoom, where we’re hosting regular programming.

Zoom is free and easy to use, and available for all computers, tablets, and smartphones.

How to Use Zoom

Attendees don’t need to register for a Zoom account although it’s free and helpful. Visit http://www.zoom.us for information.

From your desktop or laptop computer (Mac or Windows), to join a meeting simply click the event’s invitation link below. Zoom will automatically download and start. To download Zoom ahead of time visit http://www.zoom.us/download

From your smartphone or tablet,
download the Zoom app from your device’s app store first (Apple or Google Android). Then, just click a meeting invitation link below or type the event’s Meeting ID into the “Join Meeting” section of your Zoom app.

No computer or smartphone? No problem! Call in to any meeting by dialing one of the following phone numbers and entering the Meeting ID provided for each program below.

Call-in phone numbers: (929) 205-6099 | (301) 715-8592 | (253) 215-8782

Optional but recommended accessories:
-Headphones or headset w/ microphone

Zoom Tutorials

Zoom Etiquette

  • Join from a quiet place free of background noise and visual distraction.
  • Mute yourself when you aren’t speaking. You can mute and un-mute yourself using the microphone icon at the bottom left of the Zoom window. For larger meetings participants will be automatically muted when they first join. You can also temporarily un-mute yourself by holding down your spacebar. If dialing in from a phone, please mute yourself using the icons on your phone’s screen, or any physical mute buttons.
  • Join with only one device to prevent audio feedback, unless absolutely necessary. If your computer does not have a microphone and you need to dial in with your phone to speak, please mute your computer’s speakers.
  • Pause your camera feed when necessary. If you need to step away from your computer, are working on other tasks and moving around while listening, are eating leftovers, or just feel like stepping out of the limelight for a bit, press the camera icon at the bottom left of the Zoom window to turn off your camera. Press it again to turn it back on.
  • Join the meeting a few minutes early. It will give all of us time to sort out any technical issues.
  • Speak slowly, clearly, and avoid crosstalk that makes it hard for others to hear.
  • Turn your phone or tablet sideways (“landscape” orientation) so your full image is visible to other attendees.

Upcoming Online Programs

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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Exploring Ethical Humanism w/ Leader Joe Chuman: “Humanist Spirituality” (Online)

These discussions of Ethical Culture beliefs and practices explore the history, ideals, and current interests of the Ethical Society community and our place in the philosophical/ religious firmament. Moderated by...

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Great Literature Discussion: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (Online)

A gargantuan comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America, Infinite Jest explores what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives, how our desire for...

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Leader’s Roundtable: Ending Homelessness (Hybrid)

Bring your lunch and join Leader Dr. Nori Rost and members for an engaging round-table discussion on the issues of the day and recommended readings. Our banner on the building...

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Storytelling Circle (Online)

One of the oldest traditions around the world is storytelling — folk tales, fairy tales, historic tales, family tales. Bring whatever story you choose. We’ll gather ’round the virtual campfire...

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Proactive Meditation and Deep Listening (Online)

In this guided experiential session, we first take time to relax body and mind in order to sense how we really are in each moment. We allow ourselves to focus...

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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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Young Ethical Explorers: Winter Festival Preparation

This week we'll prepare for our Intergenerational Winter Festival on December 19! Newcomers and visitors are welcome! To join, please RSVP to Youth Programs Director Audrey Kindred at youngethicalexplorers@gmail.com. For more information...

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Sunday Platform – Nori Rost: “It Takes a Village”

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...

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Puffin Interview Series w/ Leader Joe Chuman: “The Biomedical Empire: Lessons Learned From the COVID-19 Pandemic” with Dr. Barbara Katz Rothman (Online)

Our friends at the Puffin Cultural Forum have announced the Puffin Interview Series with our own Leader Dr. Joe Chuman! On the first Sunday of every month Dr. Chuman will delve into and explore...

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