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CANCELLATION: All ECSW March Gatherings

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Dear Members and Friends, Due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Ethical Culture Society of Westchester Board moved to cancel all gatherings at the Ethical Society until at least the end of March. The Society has opened a Zoom account and will be meeting via that platform for at least the […]

Help NY Students Succeed and Graduate 🎓

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Would you like to support the success of local high school students? You can do that by becoming a mentor through the New York State Mentoring program! The New York State Mentoring Program is an initiative of Governor Andrew Cuomo and chaired pro-bono by Founder, Matilda Raffa Cuomo. The program partners with schools, faith-based institutions […]

Local Events

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westchestercounty

Do you have an event you would like us to share? Email the info to Communications Coordinator Louise Jett at ljett@ethicalsocietywestchester.org. Friday, 3/14/20 – 3 p.m. – 31st Annual Peekskill St. Patrick’s Day Parade – The parade steps off near Assumption Church, makes its way down Union Avenue, then right on South Street, left on […]

Little Helping Hands Recycle for Paws Crossed Animal Shelter

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Our younger Ethics for Children members recycled bottles and cans for the Paws Crossed animal shelter in Elmsford, New York, and collected the deposit money which will go to the shelter. Our parents took great photos of the kids! We are proud of all their efforts!

Westchester Community Orchestra 2019 Winter Concert

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Westchester Community Orchestra

The Westchester Community Orchestra will present its 2019 winter program at the Ethical Culture Society, 7 Saxon Wood Road in White Plains, on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. The free concert will feature virtuoso piano soloist Mira Armij Gill performing the first movement of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1. The ensemble will also play […]

Donations Needed for Winter Festival

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WE NEED GLOVES! LOTS AND LOTS OF GLOVES! Time to collect up items for the Box Party part of the Winter Festival. We need all the usual items, but most especially men’s gloves. We also need men’s hats and socks. Please also collect up any travel size toiletries you may have. This is a great […]

Ethical NYC Seeks New Leader

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The New York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC) is seeking a Leader to serve as a spiritual, pastoral, and educational guide and advisor to the membership, and to perform outreach to increase our visibility, acting as the voice of the Society in New York City. The Leader will also develop collaborative relationships with groups that […]

2019 Assembly Keynote Programs

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At the 104th AEU Assembly, held in Tampa, FL June 20-23, 2019, we were inspired by a keynote program that included Carlos Guillermo Smith, Florida House Representative, and Howard Simon, former Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida. Below are videos from the program. This post originally appeared at aeu.org.

Ethical Culture Society of Essex County Statement on Immigration

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Statement prepared by the Ethical Culture Society of Essex County Social Action Committee, 516 Prospect Street, Maplewood, New Jersey 07040www.EssexEthical.org, ecsec.nj@gmail.com, 973-763-1905Zia Durrani, Society President, and Meredith Sue Willis, Social Action Committee Chair We are increasingly appalled by our nation’s immigration policies that demonize and criminalize people looking for asylum, for a refuge from oppression, […]

The Humanist case for abolishing the death penalty

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By Bart Worden, Leader of the Ethical Culture Society of Westchester and Executive Director of the American Ethical Union, a national organization devoted to ethics and social justice. An actor friend of mine was distressed when she noticed a saying on a plaque on our living room wall. It read, “What one does, one becomes.” […]