ethical culture society of bergen

For 2018, new budget, new initiative and new campaign

At the Fall Membership Meeting, held Nov. 19, our Ethical Culture Society unanimously adopted the budget for 2018, totalling $218,391. Survey and conversations: Also at the meeting, members learned of a new initiative that came from the Board-Program Council retreat in October. We are going to be holding a series
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Hunger Banquet raises awareness and funds

The Society’s Oxfam Hunger Awareness Banquet, held on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, raised more than $1,500 for Oxfam’s relief efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Guest speaker Ericka Collado (below right, at podium) discussed conditions in Puerto Rico.
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Greatness lies in the human struggle

By Dr. Joseph Chuman We all wear social masks. In public we always want to present our best selves. This is perfectly understandable and probably necessary for society to function. But peer beneath the surface and one encounters a very different picture of the human condition. My nearly half-century as an Ethical
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Death, Grief and Love

Platform address by Dr. Joseph Chuman, leader of the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County, November 4, 2012         Last year my professional life reached a milestone: For the first time in my 44-year career, the annual number of funeral and memorial services at which I have officiated surpassed the number of
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