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The Ethical Culture Society of Essex County
Today is Updated 11-22-15
Ethical Culture is a Humanist Religion--Come and visit!
516 Prospect Street, Maplewood, New Jersey 07040 Phone 973-763-1905 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Trustees: Bill Graves, President Zia Durrani, Vice-President; Rosalie Sussman, Secretary; Melissa Birun; Karen Bokert;
Barbara Cotler; Elaine Durbach; Fred Fink-Armstrong, Allan Parmet, Jeanine Rosh
Martha Gallahue, Leader Member; Liz Cunningham, Office Manager
Boe Meyerson, Leader Emerita; Jim White, Leader Emeritus
Office hours Monday through Friday, 8:15 to 9:45 am, Sunday, 9:30 am to 12 pm
This society is a religious and educational fellowship that seeks to achieve the ethical life without dogma; to develop the highest values in human relationships in ourselves, our families, and our community; and to elicit the best in others, thereby eliciting the best in ourselves
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Folk Fridays -- September events -- 2015-16 Program Schedule
Families for Ethical Education Initiative
Come join us… as we continue to explore the concepts of sameness and difference between children around the world. When we last got together, for those of you who were not there, we explored the sameness and difference between ourselves and apples. The conversation was rich and thoughtful. Now let's expand our conversation to humanity and children
Through literature, song and conversation we will work together to better understand both
Our next get together will be Sunday, December 6, 2015.
Amy Blake is the Director of Ethical Education
for the Families for Ethical Education Initiative
Read the Press Release by clicking here.
Led by Elaine Durbach
Next Social Action Committee Meeting
Sunday, December 4, 2015, After Program
A memorial service was held for Anja Moen on
September 26 at the Maplewood Club starting at 5:30 pm.
489 Ridgewood Road.
There was a beautiful celebration of the life of Gus Lindquist, on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 3 pm, -- with a program scripted by Gus himself! Read the op-ed piece by Gus published the day he died, June 18, 2015.
The Social Action Committee's First Local Hero Award
was presented 6-7-15 to to Susan Barry
Susan Barry & Friends 6-7-15
The Social Action Committee has instituted a program for celebrating Local Heroes. We believe that many people in our communities are doing important, under-appreciated work in social service and social action. Our first honoree will be Susan Barry, a long time language arts teacher at Maplewood Middle School who has organized a Model UN that is accessible to all types of students.
After several successful years, she is now teaching a one semester elective in Model UN to a total of 60 students along with running the extra-curricular group. Her students commemorated Human Rights Day by researching human rights violations throughout the world, and members wore placards that told the story of a human rights violation somewhere in the world. They also celebrated Red Hand Day in commemoration of child soldiers throughout the world by researching specific stories of child soldiers and sharing that information with other classes in the building. Please join us at the Program Sunday, June 7 to honor this local hero.