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The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County, 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.
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Mindfulness at Midday: Meditation, Movement, and Discussion Group

Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County

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

Sunday Gathering: Diversity, Multiculturalism, and Transformational Leadership

Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County

Dr. Marcheta P. Evans, the first woman and first African-American president in the 150-year history of Bloomfield College, says: As I was growing up in the South during the Civil Rights Movement, my grandmother always taught me the value of education. I pursued becoming a college president so other individuals of color who would come after me could see someone who looked like them in this pinnacle academic leadership position. Being a part of first-generation and low-income household students earning their college degrees, and transforming their lives, is how I give back every day for all that I have received.

This Gathering will be at the meetinghouse (mask optional) and on Zoom. 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

Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County

Lauren Orlando, educator in fitness and nutrition, shows how to add plant-based pizzazz to your holiday meals and to have even non-vegans coming back for more.

Ethical Eating will be at the meetinghouse and on Zoom. The Zoom link will be in the Weekly Announcements email and is available from [masked].

Accountability Circle

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Here, folx gather to increase their understanding of concepts at issue in our culture where a diversity of opinion exists and to have their voices heard. The group engages in thoughtful and respectful but challenging conversations around difficult issues facing our world.

For the Dec. 11 meeting, the group will continue its discussion of two books: “Woke Racism: How a New Religion has Betrayed Black America” by John McWhorter and “How to be an Antiracist” by Ibram X Kendi. For this meeting, read pages 35 to 68 in Kendi's book and pages 61 to 95 in McWhorter's.

Participants should bring their thoughts, questions, and concerns from both books to the meeting.

Feel free to email or text Accountability Circle facilitator Dwight Panozzo, PhD, LCSW, at [masked] or[masked] for text, with questions and concerns about the Accountability Circle.

The Accountability Circle meets on Zoom. To receive the Zoom link, please email [masked].

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Job Club - for job seekers and career changers

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