|These topics have been largely commandeered by religion in our society. But we can be grateful without ascribing good outcomes to a deity, and of course we can be generous without being ordered to. What do gratitude and charity mean to humanists? To us as individuals? To ECSBC as a community?
Rachel Ferat has been a member of the Society for two years. She grew up in Teaneck and graduated from THS before going on to get a BA in Religion and an MA in Education, making her oddly well-qualified to lead Community Circle. By day, Rachel is an administrator at Columbia University. On the weekends, she hosts Elsie Cast, a podcast about Broadway, musicals, and a pop culture cabaret festival called Elsie Fest. The rest of the time, she’s probably doing something with her family.