Seeds Before Creeds, our Society’s new environmental action group, founded and led by Interim Leader Curt Collier, is an opportunity to engage in hands-on environmental restoration work in NJ.Read More
The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County
Ethical Culture puts ethics and human flourishing at the center of the search for a meaningful life. Sign up for our newsletter.
Our thought-provoking platform addresses cover a wide range of subjects relating to ethics in modern life. Please join us, then stay for coffee and conversation.
Get-togethers take many different forms, either spontaneous or recurring: dinners, parties, hikes, picnics, and cultural outings.
Upcoming Events This Week
- No events scheduled for September 13, 2021.
- No events scheduled for September 14, 2021.
- No events scheduled for September 15, 2021.
- No events scheduled for September 16, 2021.
- No events scheduled for September 18, 2021.
Join us for our season-opening platform, when we will be sharing information about our way of life. Interim Leader Curt Collier will discuss the questions: What is Ethical Culture and […]
In the Job Club Workshop, a certified career-development facilitator, Anne Wallman, provides guidance for people unemployed or under-employed and seeking full-time employment. For now, Job Club Workshop will be held […]
This meeting will be held via Zoom, rather than in person. The Zoom link will be in the Weekly Announcements email and posted on the members-only Facebook page. In addition, […]
Recent News And Opinion
The Northern NJ Sanctuary Coalition presents “Stories of Humanity,” a fundraiser, where actress and author Nancy Ma will share her experiences as an immigrant.
Our Sunday School is starting the new season with a BYO Breakfast outdoors at the meetinghouse. This fall’s curriculum includes learning, social action, and plenty of socializing together.Read More
Society members got together over the summer to enjoy nature and one another’s company in the garden, at the luncheon table, and at a national park.See the Photos
Member Eric Sandhusen says moving safely back into our newly refurbished meetinghouse for Sunday platform will be an important step toward ‘new normal’ for our Society.Read More
As our Society and society at large adjust to the continually changing Covid pandemic, Society President Jim Norman calls on members to continue to work together on our shared goals.Read More
What makes an action an ethical act? What does it mean to be a good person? In this column, Interim Leader Curt Collier suggests that ethical living may be something very different than how we’ve been thinking of it.Read More
In this column, Society member Dwight Panozzo discusses his path to Humanism and its mandate to act with integrity in dealing with others and his commitment to leaving the world a better place than he found it.Read More
Through the Wish of a Lifetime Foundation, our member Bob Levine, a World War II veteran injured at age 19, got to have a conversation recently with U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth.Read More
Let us say more about our programs to grow Ethical Kids.
Our Sunday SchoolToddlers through TeensWe provide a sense of belonging in an established community of people actively living according to their ethical ideals.
You've got FAQsWe have AnswersWhat is the Ethical Society and the Ethical Movement? Which goals are stressed when developing curriculum? How are parents involved in the classes?
Youth GroupAges 14 to 22Our Youth Group is a place for our Sunday school graduates (usually aged 14 to 22) to do good work and hang out.
Proud History of Progressive Social Action
Ethical Culture has an extensive history of Social Action and our Society has initiated major social justice projects. This is a summary. See more on our Social Action page.
1950s - 1970s
- Founded the Fair Housing Council of Northern New Jersey
- Active in desegregating the Teaneck Public Schools
- Founded Camp Elliott, a multi-racial summer camp
Focus on Justice
1980s - 1990s
- Spearheaded a multi-faceted commitment to housing justice and sheltering the homeless
- Engaged collectively in civil disobedience and create The Sanctuary for Central American Refugees, preparing us for the next challenges
Adult Ed: Personal Growth for Grown-Ups
We are committed to the ideal of lifelong education. We learn from each other in variety of programs that address all subjects related directly or indirectly to ethics.
Socrates CafeLast Monday, 7pm
Mindfulness at MiddayMost Fridays at Noon
Get the Zoom link by RSVPing on Meetup or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org a day before the meeting.
Conversemos (Let's Talk)Usually the third Monday, 7:30pm
Our Most Viewed Articles
In this column, Janet Glass explores the challenges of raising children in a wired world, which requires a new type of awareness from parents.
Democracy is spreading. This column by our representatives to the UN describes what that means for human rights.
Leader Joseph Chuman discusses how religion relates to violence in general and to terror in particular.
Each side in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has its own narrative. What is important for understanding of both sides is to know what they leave out.
Let us make up a myth to provide ourselves with moral backbone. As long as we are careful to bear in mind that it is a myth, the overall effect should be positive.
Some say globalization has created a runaway world. Our UN correspondent looks at the contentious issue of globalization in trade and its effects on the poor as well as the rich.
Leader Joseph Chuman looks at why creationism is so popular and offers a proper religious response to Darwinism.
Robert Gulack assembles all the available evidence, which has piled higher and higher in the last 100 years, to refute the notion of free will.
The antidote to injustice is action. Take unfairness and transform it into a task, says Leader Joseph Chuman.