Society Event

Society to honor civil rights activist Theodora Lacey

Theodora Lacey of Teaneck, civil rights activist and educator, will receive the Jack Rubinstein Ethical Humanist Award at our Society’s Installation Dinner on Saturday, June 3, at 6 pm at the Meetinghouse. The award is bestowed annually on a non-member whose work has had a deep and lasting impact on social
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New at the Brew Oct. 15: Lipbone Redding, with guest Shun Ng

Ethical Brew presents:  Lipbone Redding, with guest Shun Ng, on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 8 pm. For tickets, videos and more info, we invite you to visit www.ethicalbrew.org. Lawrence “Lipbone” Redding began his career playing his unique brand of music in the subways of NYC in 1998, and he has since enjoyed an
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Refugees Welcomed

The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County (“Bergen”) had a wonderful evening of good food and friendship on Saturday, January 9th, when they welcomed individuals and families who hailed from four countries in the Middle East and Africa. Bergen members prepared and brought all the food for the appetizers,
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Review of the Evening: Being White and Its Hidden Assumptions

A most unusual conversation took place at the Ethical Culture Society on the evening of December 11, 2015 – a discussion on the awareness of being White. This was attended by 27 thoughtful participants and included two facilitators, Janet Glass and Sarah Glisky. The topic of the evening was planned around
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Growing Up Global

Why should I avoid naming the teddy bear Mohammed? Should I shake hands, bow or kiss on both cheeks? Understanding global practices and perspectives may take a lifetime, but most of our Ethical Culture families would like for their progeny to grow up at home in the world. For some of our international families,
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Film Screening at Ethical Culture

On Saturday, November 28, there was a film screening at the Ethical Society of This Changes Everything. Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin
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Bergen Hosts American Ethical Union Membership Conference

The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County hosted the AEU Membership Growth Conference on October 23 and 24. Ethical Culture members from a dozen Societies, some as far away as St. Louis, Asheville and Chicago, participated. It began Friday night with a potluck dinner provided by the Blands, Wallmans, Gordons,
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Board Retreat

The Board of the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County met for an all-day retreat on October 17th to discuss our progress and future directions. We were graciously hosted in the home of long-time member, Heidi Finkelberg. We began our meeting with a question that sparked reflection. What is it like to inhabit a
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The AEU Assembly

In June 2015, the 100th Assembly for representatives from Ethical Societies across the U.S. took place in Stamford Connecticut. As was reported in a previous Focus, Azar Gordon was honored for volunteer activities and Bob Gordon was elected to the AEU Board. There were many workshops and events during the four-day
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