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The Ethical Culture Society of Essex County

 

This Week's Sunday Program

 


Today is     Updated 2-7-16

Ethical Culture is a Humanist Religion--Come and visit!

516 Prospect Street, Maplewood, New Jersey 07040  Phone 973-763-1905     Email: ecsec.nj@gmail.com
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   -- Events This Month -- 2015-16 Programs


This Week's Sunday Morning Program

 

Our next Social Action Committee meetings are Sunday, February 14 and
Sunday, March 6, 2016,
immediately after program.

 

 

Folk Friday February 12!

 

Families for Ethical Education

 

February Events

 

 

Read the latest AEU Ethical Action Report

Read the Latest AEU Dialogue

 

 


 

Leader Emerita Boe Meyerson is convalescing at  Care One at the Cupola (Room 239) at 100 West Ridgewood Road, Paramus, NJ 07652. Her brother reports that she is getting everyday medical attention and social interaction, and that you may visit Barbara her as much as you wish any day of the week. 

 


 

Amy Blake is the Director of Ethical Education
for the Families for Ethical Education Initiative
Read the Press Release by clicking here.

Amy Blake

 

 

            Upcoming Familes for Ethical Education Events

  • Feburary 28th 11:00 am .... Focus on ideas of sameness and difference between human beings and the world around us. We will continue this theme using literature, song, and art. "Under One Sky" is the concept for this month's explorations.

 

 

 

 

February 14, 2016
Jerry Ryan

Think Local

 

Coffee Schedule for 2015-16

 

Minutes of the Social Action Committee

Our next Social Action Committee meetings are

Sunday, February 14, 2016 and,
Sunday, March 6, 2016,

both immediately 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.

See obituary here

 

 


 

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.

 

 

 

 

This Week's Program

What's Happening This Month at Ethical!

 

Past Newsletters      Current Newsletter   

 

Past Program Schedules

 

Interested in Joining the Ethical Society? Click here!

Follow Up and Updates for Past Programs:

Snapshots

    Dialogue-- the American Ethical Union's Newsletter

Society By Laws


 

 

The Calendar of the Ethical Culture Society of Essex County
For More information on individual events, click here.

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Is Ethics Your Religion?

See AEU Statement on "Standing with Ferguson"

Gus Lindquist directs us to GeeksFSO

Coffee Schedule for 2014- 15

 

 

Current Newsletter

(In order to read this, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader,
which can be downloaded free if you click here.)

Upcoming Events at Ethical   

Calendar  

Member Memorials

Peace Center Page!

 

 

We're in the News!

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Great Ideas from Felix Adler: The Ethical Culture Elevator Pitch??

Transcript of Gus Lindquist's 11-24-13 Program

  Podcast: MarthaGallahue Interviewed by Anselm LeBourne
(go to the bottom of the Somore.org page)


Fall Issue of , the publication
of the American Ethical Union

 

 

Past Events, News, and Follow-Up to Programs.

 

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Recently on Display at the Society Building: Work by Florence Weisz

 

 

 

If you are interested in learning more about Florence Weisz's collages and paintings, or if you want to buy, see her website at www.florenceweisz.com or call her at 973-762-4833.

 

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January 2016

 

 

 


 

Jan. 7, 5:30 pm
Living Together in a New Way
 
Music/Conversation/Pot-luck. 

 

Please join the Education Initiative for a very special evening. The festivities begin at 5:30 pm with a potluck dinner. Please bring something to share. The program begins promptly at 6 and will run for one hour. Dessert will be served from 7 until 7:30. There is a suggested donation of $10 per family for non-members. Here is some information on the program. It is not to be missed:

 

 “I’m Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table”

 

 We live in a diversity-rich society that provides both great opportunities and deep challenges for our personal and community growth and well-being. As we all know, our present world often creates an atmosphere of questioning or overwhelmed living that makes it hard to negotiate our busy lives feeling hope and joy.

 Longtime friends Rabbi Jonathan Kligler and musician/educator Reggie Harris will lead this evening of songs, stories and conversation to celebrate the powerful lessons and the legacy that is embodied in that marvelous title phrase that comes from the Modern Civil Rights movement.

 We all have a place at the table of humanity.

 So come and bring your voices, as we explore the possibilities of living together in a new way.

 Rabbi Jonathan Kligler has been the spiritual leader of the Woodstock Jewish Congregation since 1988. He and musician/educator Reggie Harris met on the basketball court almost 30 years ago, and they have been playing, singing and figuring things out together ever since. With Kim and Reggie Harris, Rabbi Jonathan recorded the CD “Let My People Go: A Jewish and African American Celebration of Freedom."

 

 Check out the websites of Reggie Harris, http://www.kimandreggie.com/ and Rabbi Jonathan, http://rabbijonathankligler.com/.

 

 

 


 

Friday, January 8, 2016

Folk Fridayat Ethical

Sing-along & jam

Second Fridays of month (October - June)

Ethical Culture Society

516 Prospect St

Maplewood, NJ 07040

7:30 PM - 9 PM

lnovemsky@comcast.net   973 763-8293

bring acoustic string and rhythm instruments

join in playing, singing, or listening with us bring some refreshments to share

Everyone is invited!

 

 

 

 


 

Chair Yoga
Every Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

 

 


Tai Chi
Every Sunday Morning
9 AM with Richard Mullen

Free!


 

February 2016

 

 


 

Families for Ethical Education

February Progams:
Sunday February 7th
Sunday February 28th

Concurrent with the regular Sunday program

 


 

Sunday February 7

Social Action Committee

Immediately after Program

 

 


 

 

 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Folk Fridayat Ethical

Sing-along & jam

Second Fridays of month (October - June)

Ethical Culture Society

516 Prospect St

Maplewood, NJ 07040

7:30 PM - 9 PM

lnovemsky@comcast.net   973 763-8293

bring acoustic string and rhythm instruments

join in playing, singing, or listening with us bring some refreshments to share

Everyone is invited!

 

 

 


Sunday, February 14: Short Social Action Committee Meeting
immediately after program


 

Chair Yoga
Every Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

 

 


Tai Chi
Every Sunday Morning
9 AM with Richard Mullen

Free!

 


 

March 2016

 

Saturday March 5 Eva Bouzard-Hui Opening

 

Saturday, March 5th Eva Bouzard-Hui's Art Exhibit at The Ethical Culture Society will officially open on January 4, 2016 and will run through March. The artist's wine and cheese reception will be Saturday, March 5th from 6:30-8 p.m. At that time, Eva will be pleased to offer a very special treat: A well known composer has written music based on poems written by Eva Bouzard-Hui. A noted pianist will perform the compositions. All are encouraged to attend.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Sunday March 6

Social Action Committee

Immediately after Program

 

 


 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Folk Fridayat Ethical

Sing-along & jam

Second Fridays of month (October - June)

Ethical Culture Society

516 Prospect St

Maplewood, NJ 07040

7:30 PM - 9 PM

lnovemsky@comcast.net   973 763-8293

bring acoustic string and rhythm instruments

join in playing, singing, or listening with us bring some refreshments to share

Everyone is invited!

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The Leader's Page

Social Action Committee Minutes

2013-2014 Coffee Calendar for Members: Please check your dates

Links to Other Ethical Societies Around the Nation!

Article on Women in Ethical Culture

 

VIMEOS!!
Vimeo of Betty Levin's September 16 Program
Fred Sebastian Memorial
Meredith Sue Willis Talk on Political Novel
Building a Relationship: ECS & Valley Settlement House

 

Jerry Kaplan: click on Members.html#jerrykaplan

 

 

 

 



Information about Ill and Recovering Members

Interested in Joining our Society?

Call Barbara Cotler 973-762-5287

 


Small weddings, Bar and Bat mitzvahs,
Graduation parties, etc.  Call 973-763-1905

 

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Ethical Culture Society of Essex County, call 973-763-1905
The Ethical Culture Society of Essex County
516 Prospect Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040

 

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Babysitting can be arranged during Program
if you call 973-763-1905 two days in advance.

 

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