Event Calendar

October 2017

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10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 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 our singing technique.

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting:
Sunday Meeting:
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
 
 
12:45 PM
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 12:45pm
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
 
 
 
 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Stoic School of Life
Stoic School of Life
Monday, October 2, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Join me and other fellow students of Stoicism for a discussion. Topic TBA.

 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 508
Wisdom and World Affairs
Wisdom and World Affairs
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Room 508
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday
with moderator Ken Gans

 
Join for philosophical discussions focusing on today's headlines, covering a wide variety of subjects, including the fate of humanity, world affairs, humanism, and more.

Readings TBA

 
 
 
 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Auditorium
The Untold Story of America's Mindfulness Movement: Then, Now, and the Future
The Untold Story of America's Mindfulness Movement: Then, Now, and the Future
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Auditorium

RSVP: http://alteredtraits.eventbrite.com

Join three pioneers of mindfulness meditation for a one-time only sharing of their interwoven contributions to its spread in the West. They will delve into the birth of the movement, where it is today, and where it might be going in the future.

Close friends since the 1970s in Cambridge, they became not only practitioners but advocates of mindfulness practice, moving in their unique, synergistic ways to spread their understanding to growing audiences that today form a main stream movement. This story has never been told.

Goleman and Davidson will also present fi ndings from their new book Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body to separate hype from fact. Moderated by David Gelles, the New York Times maven of mindfulness, the event is sure to be an evening of lively dialogue.

PLEASE NOTE: After the panel, we will have copies of Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body for sale, and there will be a book signing.

For more information, visit garrisoninstitute.org/mindfulness or call 212.874.5210 X144

 
 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, October 5, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
 
Readings:
 

Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.ethical.nyc/leader-lunch.

 

 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Thursday, October 5, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Topic: Put a Handle on Your Diabetes
with Francisco Diaz, GNP-DC, CDE

Light refreshments will be served. 

We urge you to register by calling 212-721-4407 and leaving a message with your name and phone number.

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Ethics in Film:
Ethics in Film:
Friday, October 6, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:15pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Moderator: Chris Everett
 
Directed by:

Post-film discussion led by Chris Everett

 
 
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9:30 AM
Room 508
Colloquy
Colloquy
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 9:30am
Room 508

Colloquy is a long-standing discussion group and a mainstay for members to express their opinions on a great many subjects. The group meets at 9:30 on the 2nd Sunday of each month (except July and August).

Put Colloquy on your calendar and be part of the discussion!

 
 
10:30 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 10:30am
Ceremonial Hall
Led by David Gracia and Pat Debrovner

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

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting - Danny Goldberg: “1967 and the Hippie Idea”
Sunday Meeting - Danny Goldberg: “1967 and the Hippie Idea”
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

Based on my book, a reflection on diverse elements of 50 years ago: spiritual, protest, black power, psychedelics, hippies, rock and roll, and how it relates to the Trump era.

Danny Goldberg is President of Gold Village Entertainment, an artist management company whose clients include Steve Earle. Danny formerly managed Bonnie Raitt and Nirvana, and ran several major record companies. He is the author of the book “Bumping Into Geniuses” and graduated form Fieldston in 1967.

 
 
12:45 PM
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 12:45pm
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
 
 
 
 
 
1:30 PM
Room 508
Ethics in the News
Ethics in the News
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 1:30pm
Room 508

Abe Markman presides

A lively give and take on compelling issues and events 

 
 
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall
Ethical Death Café
Ethical Death Café
Sunday, October 8, 2017 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Ceremonial Hall

Moderator: Rev. Dr. Barbara Simpson Bereavement Program Community Outreach Coordinator at Caring Hospice Services

Two meetings monthly, 2nd Sunday and 4th Wednesday

Gather in a relaxed and safe setting to discuss death, drink tea and eat delicious cake. The objective is to increase awareness of death and help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Topics include heath care proxy, ethical wills, and green burial. 

 
 
 
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Tuesdays with TED - Talks, That Is
Tuesdays with TED - Talks, That Is
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
With Leader Anne Klaeysen

Everyone Loves TED! It's even better when you can discuss the talks with other people. Together we will view selections with contemporary ethical themes and engage in a lively discussion. Links to the talks will be published on our website AFTER each session so that everyone will see them for the first time.

 
 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
 
Readings:
 

Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.ethical.nyc/leader-lunch.

 

 
 
Friday, October 13, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, October 15, 2017 (All day)
Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY Ethical NYC Annual Autumn Getaway
Ethical NYC Annual Autumn Getaway
Friday, October 13, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, October 15, 2017 (All day)
Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY

Off to the country--Stony Point Center--in the midst of fall foliage!

Highlights:

  • Cocktails on the porch
  • Storytelling and marshmallow roasting around the campfire
  • Music and games
  • Saturday morning Colloquy
  • Off-grounds adventure: Storm King Art Center ($12, includes tour and transportation)
  • Poetry appreciation readings
  • Ethical family dinner
  • Sunday morning platform

All activities held in the Meditation Space, Art Space, or in Gilmor Sloane House.

Reserve to assure your accomodations!

Full Weekend Rate:
Gilmor Sloane House (w/ private bath)
$297 per person, double occupancy ($100 deposit)
includes transportation to and from Stony Point and all meals (Friday dinner - Sunday lunch)

Day Trip (Saturday) Rate
$70 per person ($25 deposit)
We'll arrange as many driver/passenger rides as we can, and provide the train schedule with pickup at the station for others. Includes lunch and dinner on Saturday.

For more information or to make your deposit, contact Maggie Determann at x113/room 501.
For financial aid (confidential), contact Leaders Anne Klaeysen (x119, after Labor Day) and Richard Koral (x115).

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7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Ethics and the Theater:
Ethics and the Theater:
Friday, October 13, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
(6:30pm reception - light refreshments)

Ethics and the Theater will present:

Come at 6:30 pm for a reception and after the reading participate in a discussion of the ethical issues of the play led by Betsy Ungar.

 

 
 
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Friday, October 13, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, October 15, 2017 (All day)
Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY Ethical NYC Annual Autumn Getaway
Ethical NYC Annual Autumn Getaway
Friday, October 13, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, October 15, 2017 (All day)
Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY

Off to the country--Stony Point Center--in the midst of fall foliage!

Highlights:

  • Cocktails on the porch
  • Storytelling and marshmallow roasting around the campfire
  • Music and games
  • Saturday morning Colloquy
  • Off-grounds adventure: Storm King Art Center ($12, includes tour and transportation)
  • Poetry appreciation readings
  • Ethical family dinner
  • Sunday morning platform

All activities held in the Meditation Space, Art Space, or in Gilmor Sloane House.

Reserve to assure your accomodations!

Full Weekend Rate:
Gilmor Sloane House (w/ private bath)
$297 per person, double occupancy ($100 deposit)
includes transportation to and from Stony Point and all meals (Friday dinner - Sunday lunch)

Day Trip (Saturday) Rate
$70 per person ($25 deposit)
We'll arrange as many driver/passenger rides as we can, and provide the train schedule with pickup at the station for others. Includes lunch and dinner on Saturday.

For more information or to make your deposit, contact Maggie Determann at x113/room 501.
For financial aid (confidential), contact Leaders Anne Klaeysen (x119, after Labor Day) and Richard Koral (x115).

 
 
7:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Newcomers' Reception
Newcomers' Reception
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
 
Join Leader Anne Klaeysen, Membership Coordinator Maggie Determann and Society members to find out who we are and what we do. Ask about the Society and our philosophy, social ethics, programs and membership. Please RSVP by calling ext. 113 or at mdetermann@nysec.org
 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 508
Wisdom and World Affairs
Wisdom and World Affairs
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Room 508
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday
with moderator Ken Gans

 
Join for philosophical discussions focusing on today's headlines, covering a wide variety of subjects, including the fate of humanity, world affairs, humanism, and more.

Readings TBA

 
 
 
 
 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Topical Study Group
Topical Study Group
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

With Leader Dr. Richard Koral

This group will research and review resource materials on a particular topic for the purpose of gaining an expertise, one issue at a time. This focus could lead to ethical action in coordination with the Ethical Action Committee. Examples of topics to adopt include income inquality and the waning of the American Dream, incarceration of the untreated mentally ill, and racial injustice.

 
 
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Leader's Office, Room 502
Adler Reading Seminar
Adler Reading Seminar
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Leader's Office, Room 502

with Leader Dr. Joseph Chuman.

Discuss the works of Felix Adler and other thinkers whose writings are seminal to the Ethical Culture and Humanist philosophy. Register to receive reading assignments in advance. Please contact Maggie Determann at mdeterman@nysec.org or 212-874-5210 x 113.

 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Massimo's Philosophy Cafe
Massimo's Philosophy Cafe
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Please join us for a Socratic discussion. Topic TBA.

 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, October 19, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
 
Readings:
 

Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.ethical.nyc/leader-lunch.

 

 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Thursday, October 19, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Topic: Let's Talk About Affordable Housing
with Larry Wood, Esq.

Light refreshments will be served. 

We urge you to register by calling 212-721-4407 and leaving a message with your name and phone number.

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
The Music Café at Ethical
The Music Café at Ethical
Friday, October 20, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

Hooray for Friday — especially 3rd Fridays at The Café at Ethical, a welcoming place to unwind, relax, enjoy the music, refreshments, good company, and entertainment. Get up and dance if the music moves you! Or just sit back and enjoy.

 
 
 
9:30 AM
Room 508
Poetry Reading Circle
Poetry Reading Circle
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 9:30am
Room 508
Cheryl Gross Presides

Join us!  Come read and chat about your favorite poems. 

 

 
 
10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 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 our singing technique.

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting:
Sunday Meeting:
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
 
 
12:45 PM
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 12:45pm
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
 
 
 
 
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10:30 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 10:30am
Ceremonial Hall
Led by David Gracia and Pat Debrovner

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

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting:
Sunday Meeting:
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
 
 
12:45 PM
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 12:45pm
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
 
 
 
 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Stoic School of Life
Stoic School of Life
Monday, October 23, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Join me and other fellow students of Stoicism for a discussion. Topic TBA.

 
 
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Tuesdays with TED - Talks, That Is
Tuesdays with TED - Talks, That Is
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
With Leader Anne Klaeysen

Everyone Loves TED! It's even better when you can discuss the talks with other people. Together we will view selections with contemporary ethical themes and engage in a lively discussion. Links to the talks will be published on our website AFTER each session so that everyone will see them for the first time.

 
 
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Ethical Death Café
Ethical Death Café
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -
2:30pm to 4:30pm
Adler Study, Room 514

Moderator: Rev. Dr. Barbara Simpson Bereavement Program Community Outreach Coordinator at Caring Hospice Services

Two meetings monthly, 2nd Sunday and 4th Wednesday

Gather in a relaxed and safe setting to discuss death, drink tea and eat delicious cake. The objective is to increase awareness of death and help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Topics include heath care proxy, ethical wills, and green burial. 

 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, October 26, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
 
Readings:
 

Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.ethical.nyc/leader-lunch.

 

 
 
7:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Comedy Corner at Ethical:
Comedy Corner at Ethical:
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
 
Host SCOTT BLAKEMAN is an original member of Laughing Liberally, New York’s longest running political comedy show.
 
Joining Scott this month is:
 
 
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11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting - Anne Macksoud and Rabbi Dov Taylor: “In Search of Hope”
Sunday Meeting - Anne Macksoud and Rabbi Dov Taylor: “In Search of Hope”
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

There are none so blind as they who refuse to look, none so deaf as they who refuse to listen. I will discuss my experience of Israel during the past 50 years, beginning in 1966-67 with the lead-up to the Six Day War and through the interfaith encounter with Israel/Palestine that I led in 2016.

Anne Macksoud spent 17 years as a teacher (English literature, photography, and music) before transitioning to film and video production. Once she discovered the “eye-opening” power of the documentary medium, she brought rented documentaries into her classroom on a regular basis. Eventually, she began helping her students make their own films and slide shows on the issues of the day (civil rights, the Vietnam War, and global poverty, to name a few). She approaches filmmaking from the perspective of an artist as well as an educator.

A native New Yorker, Dov Taylor was ordained at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1968. He is Rabbi Emeritus at Congregation Solel in Highland Park, IL, which he served for twenty five years and leader of Chavurat Ki-tov in Woodstock, Vermont, where he now lives. Dov has been a Visiting Scholar at the Oxford Center fo Postgraduate Hebrew Studies and a Daniel Jeremy Silver Fellow at the Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies, as well as teaching at Brandeis University and at HUC-JIR in Jerusalem. He has visited Israel many times, twice living for a year each time in Jerusalem. His translation of Joseph Perl’s Revealer of Secrets: The First Hebrew Novel was published by Westview Press, a division of Harper Collins, in 1997 and its sequel will be forthcoming.

 
 
12:45 PM
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 12:45pm
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor