What we're about

The Riverdale Yonkers Ethical Culture Society a community of individuals interested in humanism, social justice, social service, and interpersonal growth. We have an ethics-based Sunday children's program, ethics-based Sunday programs for adults, a weekly homeless shelter, a food and hunger project, small groups, workshops, and other activities. We welcome visitors and new members! Check out our website at www.rysec.org for more about us.

Upcoming events (5)

Try out our Sunday Platform Meeting

Riverdale-Yonkers Society For Ethical Culture

You can find out more about our Sunday program schedule at http://www.rysec.org/sunday-meetings/ We meet on Sundays for three reasons: to find inspiration for living a more ethical life, to connect with others who share a similar journey, and, for those with children, to help them develop ethically. Times: Gathering time (coffee and conversation): 11 - 11:15 Meeting: 11:15 - 12:30 Social time: 12:30 (people usually stay until 1 or 1:15) We share inspiring and stimulating ideas about social issues, ethical living, and personal transformation. We stress the human worth and dignity of every person, and encourage ethical development through reason, compassion, and responsibility. Some Sundays, we hear from the professional Ethical Leader of the community, a popular speaker, and on other Sundays, we hear from guest speakers or members of our own or other Ethical Societies. Subjects vary. Some platform topics focus on practical living and ethical relationships. Some focus on humanism, secular philosophy or religion. Some focus on public issues including global warming, foreign wars, national politics, health issues and human rights concerns. Some Sundays we use what we call a colloquy format, which is more participative and informal. Some Sundays are multigenerational celebrations of a holiday or idea. We also have a lively Ethics for Children program beginning at 11 am each Sunday. For more information see our website: http://www.rysec.org/ethics-for-children/ Sunday meetings include time to honor personal journeys, challenges and joys, and to be a supportive community to each other. We also include live music, most often with song or two where everyone is invited, as they are willing and able, to join in. Finally, we share some coffee, tea or juice, and light snacks, with conversation during a social hour, as a way to more informally continue the discussion as well as reconnect or meet new friends. We hope to go out, back to our individual lives, families, work and social action, re-energized and re-committed to live more ethically in all those arenas.

Ethics on Tap on Zoom!

Online event

Join us for good food, drink, and conversation on Zoom, for the next months. (Bring your own food and drink.) See our website calendar for details. https://www.rysec.org/calendar/ Ethics on Tap was featured in the Riverdale Press! http://riverdalepress.com/stories/tapping-into-todays-ethical-dilemmas-over-a-drink,66128? We look forward to returning to An Beal Bocht in the future!

Try out our Sunday Platform Meeting

Riverdale-Yonkers Society For Ethical Culture

You can find out more about our Sunday program schedule at http://www.rysec.org/sunday-meetings/ We meet on Sundays for three reasons: to find inspiration for living a more ethical life, to connect with others who share a similar journey, and, for those with children, to help them develop ethically. Times: Gathering time (coffee and conversation): 11 - 11:15 Meeting: 11:15 - 12:30 Social time: 12:30 (people usually stay until 1 or 1:15) We share inspiring and stimulating ideas about social issues, ethical living, and personal transformation. We stress the human worth and dignity of every person, and encourage ethical development through reason, compassion, and responsibility. Some Sundays, we hear from the professional Ethical Leader of the community, a popular speaker, and on other Sundays, we hear from guest speakers or members of our own or other Ethical Societies. Subjects vary. Some platform topics focus on practical living and ethical relationships. Some focus on humanism, secular philosophy or religion. Some focus on public issues including global warming, foreign wars, national politics, health issues and human rights concerns. Some Sundays we use what we call a colloquy format, which is more participative and informal. Some Sundays are multigenerational celebrations of a holiday or idea. We also have a lively Ethics for Children program beginning at 11 am each Sunday. For more information see our website: http://www.rysec.org/ethics-for-children/ Sunday meetings include time to honor personal journeys, challenges and joys, and to be a supportive community to each other. We also include live music, most often with song or two where everyone is invited, as they are willing and able, to join in. Finally, we share some coffee, tea or juice, and light snacks, with conversation during a social hour, as a way to more informally continue the discussion as well as reconnect or meet new friends. We hope to go out, back to our individual lives, families, work and social action, re-energized and re-committed to live more ethically in all those arenas.

Try out our Sunday Platform Meeting

Riverdale-Yonkers Society For Ethical Culture

You can find out more about our Sunday program schedule at http://www.rysec.org/sunday-meetings/ We meet on Sundays for three reasons: to find inspiration for living a more ethical life, to connect with others who share a similar journey, and, for those with children, to help them develop ethically. Times: Gathering time (coffee and conversation): 11 - 11:15 Meeting: 11:15 - 12:30 Social time: 12:30 (people usually stay until 1 or 1:15) We share inspiring and stimulating ideas about social issues, ethical living, and personal transformation. We stress the human worth and dignity of every person, and encourage ethical development through reason, compassion, and responsibility. Some Sundays, we hear from the professional Ethical Leader of the community, a popular speaker, and on other Sundays, we hear from guest speakers or members of our own or other Ethical Societies. Subjects vary. Some platform topics focus on practical living and ethical relationships. Some focus on humanism, secular philosophy or religion. Some focus on public issues including global warming, foreign wars, national politics, health issues and human rights concerns. Some Sundays we use what we call a colloquy format, which is more participative and informal. Some Sundays are multigenerational celebrations of a holiday or idea. We also have a lively Ethics for Children program beginning at 11 am each Sunday. For more information see our website: http://www.rysec.org/ethics-for-children/ Sunday meetings include time to honor personal journeys, challenges and joys, and to be a supportive community to each other. We also include live music, most often with song or two where everyone is invited, as they are willing and able, to join in. Finally, we share some coffee, tea or juice, and light snacks, with conversation during a social hour, as a way to more informally continue the discussion as well as reconnect or meet new friends. We hope to go out, back to our individual lives, families, work and social action, re-energized and re-committed to live more ethically in all those arenas.

Past events (452)

Try out our Sunday Platform Meeting

Riverdale-Yonkers Society For Ethical Culture

Photos (124)

Find us also at