Event Calendar

Sunday, April 7, 2019

All day
Before 1am
10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 10:00am
Ceremonial Hall

Led by David Gracia and Pat Debrovner

Practice the songs we sing on Sunday mornings – and get some tips to improve your singing technique.

11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Platform - Ken Jockers - Interconnectedness: Hudson Guild and the Modern Settlement House Movement
Sunday Platform - Ken Jockers - Interconnectedness: Hudson Guild and the Modern Settlement House Movement
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

In conversation with Leader Anne Klaeysen, Ken will talk about the modern settlement house movement in New York City and its role in supporting and assisting vulnerable populations in our city. In the current political and cultural environment, settlement houses continue to provide bedrock services to people in need while simultaneously innovating to assist new immigrant populations, overcome systemic educational challenges and address intensifying problems with housing and employment. Specifically, Ken will talk about the programming and impact of Hudson Guild, which serves Chelsea and the west side of Manhattan and which has a long and important history with the Ethical Culture movement.

Ken Jockers is Executive Director of Hudson Guild, which provides bedrock social and human services to 14,000 people annually along the west side of Manhattan. Rooted in Chelsea, where one in six people still live in entrenched poverty and development has significantly transformed the community, Hudson Guild provides a path to stability and achievement for low income people. Early childhood education, college access, workforce readiness, engagement for older adults, mental health assistance, artmaking, food access and community education are all part Hudson Guild's portfolio, designed to produce individual success and neighborhood strength. Hudson Guild was featured in the recent HBO film, Class Divide.

Prior to Hudson Guild, Ken served in various capacities at community agencies in New York, and as a lawyer in the administrations of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Manhattan Borough President Ruth Messinger. Ken holds a BA from Connecticut College and a JD from Brooklyn Law School.

Presider: Leader Anne Klaeysen

Shared Charity: Hudson Guild

11:00 AM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Young Ethical Explorers: Freethinking Children's Philosophy Club
Young Ethical Explorers: Freethinking Children's Philosophy Club
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 11:00am
Elliott Library, Room 507

Join us every 1st Sunday for our Freethinking Children's Philosophy Club led by youth coordinator Audrey Kindred!

April's theme: Mother Earth

Children care about their fellow creatures on earth. This month YEE will explore the evolution and wellbeing of creatures on planet Earth. We will learn about some of humanity’s efforts to stand up for animals in the face of misunderstanding, mistreatment, and extinction.


Weekly Schedule (subject to change)

11am: Ceremonial Hall, 4th floor - Ethical's inclusive community gathers for greetings and music.

11:15am: Adults and teens may choose to stya for the Morning Meeting. Children will be led to Elliott Library on the 5th floor for an independent project of friendship, creativity, and deed.

12:30pm: Pick-up on the 5th floor or on the playground (6th floor) weather permitting.

Lunch & Social Hour (Cafeteria, 6th floor). Children and teens always eat free! Complimentary lunch for first-time newcomer parents/caregivers.

12:30-2pm Family playground time (6th floor), weather permitting.

Send RSVPs or inquiries to EthicsForChildren@nysec.org. For more information, visit YoungEthicalExplorers.blogspot.com.

12:45 PM
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
Lunch & Social Hour
Lunch & Social Hour
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 12:45pm
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor