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 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

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.

Sunday Platform - 11:00am

Our Sunday Platforms don’t stop either! Join us each week at 11:00 for our gatherings, guests, and discussions.

Sunday Platform – Judith Enck: “Plastics or Planet? Moving Beyond Plastics” (Online)

Scientists tell us that in the next decade, for every 3 pounds of fish in the ocean there will be one pound of plastic. Learn how plastic pollution is threatening...

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Sundays - Young Ethical Explorers

YEE is moving online with Zoom! To RSVP as a guest, become a member, or enroll in season, please contact Audrey at

Young Ethical Explorers

Details TBA! Ethics for Children is our Humanist Sunday school, designed for youngsters from ages 4 to 13, and takes place concurrent with our Sunday Platform meetings. Sessions raise issues...

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Living Room - Weekdays - 10:00am

Stop by the Caring Committee’s staffed “living room” on Zoom every weekday. It’s an open space people can pop into whenever they need to chat.

For the access link, please check your email.

Caring Committee Living Room (Online)

Stop by the Caring Committee’s staffed “living room” on Zoom. It’s an open space people can pop into whenever they need to chat. For the access link, please check your...

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Coffee Break - 11:00am

Join us for special events on weekday mornings!

Current Events Discussion and Debate (Online)

Sy has been writing a weekly current events blog for several years, and his followers are many. In this program he presents a weekly topic and statements about it, all...

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Together at 2 - Weekdays - 2:00pm

Every weekday at 2:00 pm, Ethical Culture will offer a live broadcast and gathering. It may be a meditation session, a book reading circle, shared poetry, a study group or a class run by one of our Leaders, Joe Chuman or Richard Koral.

Colloquy: Mystery (Online)

Share your reflections on the topic based on quotes, parables, poems, etc. presented by the moderator. There are no right or wrong answers, just your individual response shared in a...

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Mid-Week Meditation - Tue. - 5:00pm

Can’t wait ’til Friday? Stop by for our Tuesday evening 30-minute meditation session.

Meditation Half-Hour (Online)

A midweek meditation for relaxing body and mind. Larry Hurst moderates. For complete join details, including Meeting ID, please see this week's Ethical Weekly email. You can download Zoom at...

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Music for The Spirit - Thurs. - 5:00pm

Music and artist discussions every other Thursday!

Music for the Spirit (Online)

What better way to end the day than with an hour of delightful music? Every other week a special guest performer will join our host, Ethical NYC Music Director David...

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Storytelling Circle - Thurs. - 5:00pm

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 and listen. Doris Hart moderates.

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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Ethics and the Theater

Our monthly staged play readings and discussions have moved online! Join us every month.

Ethics and the Theater: “The Man Who Couldn’t Dance” by Jason Katims (Online)

Come for the play reading. Stay for the discussion immediately following. Patricia Bruder Debrovner, Producer Betsy Ungar, moderator

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