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Society updates in response to COVID-19. (https://ethicalfocus.org/our-societys-statement-on-covid-19/)

The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County (https://ethicalfocus.org/), in Teaneck, NJ, was founded in 1953 as a progressive, humanistic community and is part of the American Ethical Union which was founded in New York City in 1873 by Felix Adler. Ethical Culture puts ethics, human flourishing, social justice and political action at the center of the search for a meaningful life.

Join this Meetup group and, better yet, come for a visit! All our Meetup group meetings are open to the public and include more than just Meetup members.

Upcoming events (4+)

Mindfulness at Midday: Meditation, Movement, and Discussion Group

60 Wierimus Ln

This meeting will be held via Zoom. Email host Dwight Panozzo ([masked]) for the Zoom link. In addition, the link will be in the Weekly Announcements email to members and posted on the members-only Facebook page.

Mindfulness at Midday uses a secular and evidence-based series of mindfulness protocols, such as the ones developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn in his Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Meetings will begin with a brief overview of our plan for the session, including a check-in with all participants regarding their goals for the session. Then we enter into a lightly guided meditation, followed by very basic Hatha Yoga or other gentle movements. Participants then may share challenges they are facing and help each other develop mindful communication to both resolve current challenges and to develop better communication skills.

Suggested contribution of $10 to defray costs.

Further information: www.dwightpanozzophd.com

Platform: The Space Between Us

Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County

Connecting deeply with others is both profoundly easy yet amazingly difficult. Who are you, really? Even those in the most committed and long-term relationships can still be surprised by the actions or thoughts of their beloved. Others whom we know far less are truly an enigma....and yet, more often than not, we claim to "know" another.

Our speaker, Interim Leader Curt Collier, says this misalignment would be nothing more than a thought experiment except for the fact that the ethics of Ethical Culture relies heavily on relationships. In fact, it could be argued that the veracity of our ethical beliefs is only as good as our capacity to truly connect with another. How can we do that?

This platform will be in person at the meetinghouse and on Zoom. Proof of vaccination and wearing a mask are required for in-person attendance. Full details: https://ethicalfocus.org/guidelines-for-meeting-in-person/

The Zoom link will be in the Weekly Announcements email and may be obtained by emailing [masked].

Ethical Eating for Humane and Healthy People and Planet

Online event

Lauren Orlando, educator in fitness and nutrition, discusses such topics as obtaining optimal health, cleansing the body, avoiding food pitfalls, and plant-based meal planning. This series seeks to increase plant-based food options for ALL types of eaters.

This event will be held via Zoom. The Zoom link is available by emailing [masked]. In addition, the link will be in the Weekly Announcements email and posted on the members-only Facebook page.

Job Club - for job seekers and career changers

Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County

This event will be held via Zoom. Please email host Anne Wallman ([masked]) for the Zoom link.

Every Sunday at 2 pm the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County is holding a free Job Club--a support group for job seekers and career changers. The group meets for 1.5 hours and is led by professional career consultant and recruiter Anne Wallman. Participants share ideas and experiences, critique each other's resumes and cover letters, explore opportunities that might be good options, network with each other, learn how to market themselves via social media, and take part in mini-workshops designed to help in their job search.

Share your stories and receive encouragement and comments from the group. Explore strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats to employment. All job seekers and career changers are welcome. Please RSVP to let us know if you will be attending.

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Job Club - for job seekers and career changers

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