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Richard Koral: ‘Savoring Delight’ w/ Musical Guest Stuart Fuchs

By February 28, 2021 No Comments

Beauty is alive in the faces, the places, and the objects around us. We need to stop and recognize it from time to time, even when the world seems to turn hostile and unwelcoming. Let’s explore the way we resonate with life and the universe.

Dr. Richard L. Koral has been a Leader at the New York Society for Ethical Culture since 2017. Richard holds degrees from New York University and New York Law School, and a Doctor of Ministry in interfaith pastoral counseling from the Hebrew Union College. He is the Leader Consultant to the Social Service Board and numerous committees in the Society.  Active with the American Ethical Union, Richard served on its Board as president from 2012 to 2015. He also serves as part-time Leader for the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island.

Stu Fuchs joined us to perform original songs & dazzling ukulele instrumentals in jazz & pop styles!

Stuart Fuchs is a Grammy-nominated multi instrumentalist, recording artist, and an innovative workshop facilitator.  He passionate about helping people of all backgrounds to enjoy playing music with greater ease, freedom and joy.

In addition to being a very active teacher & performer in the international “ukulele circuit”, Stu has facilitated music workshops for Fortune 500 CEO’s and at holistic centers across North America, Europe and The Caribbean.

Stu toured the world with renowned sacred chant artist Snatam Kaur, playing meditative guitar styles to audiences of 5,000 people.  His award-winning Django Reinhardt/Gypsy Jazz band “Babik” performed at major festivals, with symphony orchestras, and was featured on Public Radio International.

For eight years Stu worked as a professional artist-in-residence at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo NY where he offered healing music and different creative therapies for patient, families and hospital staff.  In 2014 he was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to create music & films documenting his work offering healing music at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Stu offers weekly ukulele lessons and music inspiration at his YouTube channel “Ukulele Zen.”
Presider: Sarah Sprott

Shared Charity: Heifer International

Sunday Platform is our most important and long-standing community event. These gatherings educate, stimulate personal growth, inspire reflection and action, and strengthen our community. Sunday meetings usually begin with music, followed by greetings and a talk given by a Society Leader, member, or guest.  Platforms cover a variety of topics that reflect current events, pressing social issues, and Ethical Culture philosophy. A collection basket is passed and money is shared between the Society and a charity selected for that day.  While contributions are always appreciated, Sunday meetings are free and open to the public.  Each Sunday meeting is followed by a luncheon and social hour.

To view previous Sunday Platform addresses and interviews, visit the Ethical NYC YouTube channel.

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