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Follow-Up, News Items and More:

 

Betty Levin's 90th Birthday Party, 3-12-16


Images above: Left, Jim White congratulates Betty; Right: Betty listening to her granddaughter, Stephanie Rudolph

 

 

 

 

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 Platform with
Zia Durrani and Betty Levin
War and Peace
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The American Ethical Union was in Washington for
The 50th Anniversary of I Have A Dream!
(August 24, 2013)

 

 

Members' Retreat 6-29-13


Lisa, Elaine, Zia, Andy, Sue

Food (of course!), Zia, Elaine, Gus

Sylvia, Diane, Mira

 

 

 

 

A Memorial Service for Jerry Kaplan

 Took Place Saturday, Oct. 26th, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Great Ideas from Felix Adler: The Ethical Culture Elevator Pitch??

Transcript of Gus Lindquist's 11-24-13 Platform talk

  Podcast: MarthaGallahue Interviewed by Anselm LeBourne
(go to the bottom of the Somore.org page)


Fall Issue of , the publication
of the American Ethical Union

 

Sunday, Oct. 20 Platform with
Zia Durrani and Betty Levin
War and Peace
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The American Ethical Union was in Washington for
The 50th Anniversary of I Have A Dream!
(August 24, 2013)

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Recent Events

 

A Statement from the Board
December 17, 2012

 

In solidarity with all those who experience violence from too ready access to guns,  we send our condolences to the community in Newtown, CT.  We acknowledge your unimaginable pain in this moment.  We ask for your guidance to bring about healing and reconciliation to all in our country as we search for ways to protect the public good.   We renew our determination to end denial about the roots of violence that exist inside our homes.  We in Ethical Culture throughout the United States have already taken strong stands against the unrestrained use of guns and weaponry.   Now we promise to do more in your names as we share your sorrow.

Martha Gallahue, Leader
Andrew B. Weinberger, President
The Board of Trustees of the Ethical Culture Society of Essex County

 

 

    Spring 2013

    Solidarity Singers 5-5-13!
    The Union Makes Us Strong!

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Birgit Matzerath, Bach Music Series

     

     

    Last Spring, Birgit Mazerath proposed presenting a Bach program for the benefit of both members and the community at large and this initiative was approved by the Board by consensus. We invite all members to enjoy Birgit’s contribution.

     

     

    For Recordings and Full Schedule, Click Here

    For Birgit's blog, including the lecture
    she gave on Friday, February 1, 2013.

     

    Johann Sebastian Bach
    The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2
    Birgit Matzerath, Piano

    Join the Ethical Culture Society of Essex County and pianist Birgit Matzerath on a listening journey through Bach’s magnificent and inspiring music. Experience the joy of listening to music together. Discover balance in your life through music. Share experience with others.

    Bach Music Series Schedule

    at Ethical Culture Society, 516 Prospect St, Maplewood

     

    Birgit Matzerath holds degrees in Piano and teaching music and english from Hochschule fuer Musik, Cologne, and the University of Cologne in Germany. She taught piano and chamber music for more than twenty years at community music schools in the Cologne area, gave solo recitals and appeared frequently as a collaborative pianist.

    Since 2009, Ms Matzerath has been teaching privately in Maplewood, NJ and in New York City. She is also a composer and writer. Her Blog “Music, Life, and Other Challenges” can be found at “http://musiclifeandotherchallenges.blogspot.com”

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Annual Meeting 5-20-12

    : Members including Rosalie, Zia, Karen, Betty, Barbara  New Member induction: Martha, Myron, Barbara
     

    New President Andy Weinberger; Immediate Past President Anja Moen

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Memorial for Peace and Justice Activist and Seton Hall Professor Emeritus
    Dr. Ed Lewinson at the Society. Below, an image of Dr. Lewinson marching for Civil Rights.


 

 

Azalea Party at Betty Levin's 5-5-12

 

 

 

2010- 2011 Events

Tina Kelley & Gus Lingquist

  • Sat. Dec 4, 7:00 PM: Meredith Sue Willis book signing party with wine & cheese tasting-- included a taste of West Virginia wines-- and moonshine! See 3rd Saturday Arts Night web page!

MSW signing books at WV Book Festval October 2010

 

From 7 to 9pm, Saturday, December 4, 2010, author Meredith Sue Willis signed her latest books, Out of the Mountains—a 2nd collection of Appalachian short stories—and Ten Strategies to Write Your Novel—a book about writing novels—at a book-signing party in her honor at Ethical Culture Society of Essex County where she is a long-term member and Chair of the Social Action Committee. Both casual and formal dress is appropriate.

Meredith Sue Willis was raised in Shinnston, West Virginia. Her father’s family came to West Virginia following jobs with Consolidation Coal, and her mother’s father witnessed the Monongah, West Virginia, mine disaster of 1907.  She now lives in South Orange, New Jersey and teaches novel writing at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional studies as well as visiting schools and giving workshops around New Jersey.

Her novels and short fiction have been published by Scribners’, HarperCollins, West Virginia University Press, Ohio University Press, Mercury House, and others.  Her first book of literary short stories, In the Mountains of America, was praised in the New York Times Book Review as providing "a[n]...important lesson on the nature and function of literature itself." 

The event is produced by the 3rd Saturday Arts Night group at Ethical Culture, www.3rdSatArts.org. Ethical Culture Society of Essex County is located at 516 Prospect St., Maplewood, NJ 07040. Their phone is (973) 763-1905, with their website www.essexethical.org.  

 

April 2011 Events

April 4, 2011

Social Action Committee Meeting
Immediately After Platform

 

 

 


Saturday April 9, 2011

7:30 pm

Ethical Culture Society

516 Prospect Street

 

Maplewood Filmmaker Shlomi Benyair
introduces his film short "Heaven is Waiting"
to launch a Film Series on Israeli-Palestinian Peace.
 
The series is co-sponsored by the Ethical Culture Society's Third Saturday for the Arts Project and South Mountain Peace Action.
 
Maplewood filmmaker Shlomi Benyair will introduce his film short "Heaven is Waiting" which follows a young Palestinian woman who is chosen for a suicide bombing but has second thoughts.
 
The short is a prequel to Shlomi's feature film, "A Seed of Hope," which will be produced in Israel.
 
Shlomi grew up in Israel and now lives in Maplewood with his wife and two daughters.
 
His film company, Peacewalk Productions, was established to create films that show different sides of current social battles, starting with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
 
After screening the short, Shlomi will discuss the making of his film which involves Jewish actors playing Arab characters and Arab actors playing Jewish characters.
 
Light refreshments will be served.
 
Please RSVP to Judi Kramer at judi@beaboutpeace.com or 973-763-9493.

 

 

 

April 16, 2011 7-9:30PM

3rd Saturday Arts Night

Ethical Building
516 Prospect Street
Maplewood, NJ 07040

 

 

 

 

  • May 21, 7-9:30PM: 3rd Saturday Arts Night: Nancy Bohn, collecting brass rubbings

    3rd Saturday Arts Night
    Nancy Bohn, collecting brass rubbings

 

 

 

May 14, 2010 Ms. Dot Maver, champion of the Peace Academy, spoke at the Society. Ms. Maver is a leader in the Peace Alliance and former campaign staffer in Dennis Kucinich’s presidential campaign.

May 15, 2010 7:00 - 9:00
Karen Bokert spoke at Third Saturday Artists on the influence of Native American art on her work.

 

The Board of Trustees of our Ethical Culture Society of Essex County
has joined the New Jersey Coalition on Reason. Learn more here!

Video Clip of Singing from Boe's honoring event!

An article about some Gilded Age
South Orangers-- with a
connection to our Ethical Culture House!
(Keep reading till you come to the
shocking divorce part!)

January 8, 2012 Platform

May 29, 2011 Platform!

February 13 Platform

February 19: Third Saturday Arts with Yasmeen Anderson

Betty Levin's Daughter Janet Rudolph
Has a Letter in the NY Times about Parentling

Speaker for January 30-- Michele Hollow

Speaker for February 6
   Eclectic Chaos Art Event November 19 & 20, 2010

Peace Rededication Ceremony September 2010  

 

 

Past Events and More

Molly Gilman's Home Page

A Page for Fred Sebastian

Ted Seagull Memorial

Memories of Ted Seagull by Betty Levin

Doris Rados Memorial

Jack Tiner Memorial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memorial Service for Anita Roberts was held
Saturday, November 14, 2009




A graveside service was held for long time member and friend,
Hannah Mastrolia, was held on Sunday, October 11, 2:00 PM
at Riverside Cemetery in Saddlebrook, NJ.
Leader Emeritus Jim White conducted the service.

 

Memorial Service for Gigi Goldstein was held Saturday, October 31, 2009

 

 


Arts Evening at Ethical was held Saturday, November 21, 2009
Barbara Krales Cotler Spoke on her Art and Tina Kelly Read Poetry

 

 

Follow up to Our Platforms:

 

Follow-Up to Platforms and More

Arts Unbound / Valley Arts District
(the Arts in Orange, and programs for people with special needs)

Work for Better Conditions for Immigration Detainees:
IRATE/First Friends

Myron Kronisch's Center for War/Peace Studies and
Citizens for Global Solutions

Michele Hollow's Animal Blog

More on Dreams from Arthur Strock

More Follow up!

 

 

 

Black History Music Program at CCNY
With Our Speaker George Brandon!
George Brandon and the Blue Unity Orchestra

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH AND THE
40TH ANNIVERSARY OF BLACK STUDIES AT CCNY
Click here for Flyer

Date: Feb.23, 2011
Time: 7:30 pm. City College of New York North Academic Center
160 Convent Avenue, NY 10031 Ballroom
Contact: 212-650-8117

This event is a Blue Unity Orchestra Legacy Concert featuring original compositions by George Brandon and his arrange-ments of Jazz standards. The Blue Unity Orchestra promotes the work of African, African American and Afro-Diasporan Composers and is a project of Blue Unity Music.

 

 

February 13, 2011 Platform: Work for Better Conditions for Immigration Detainees: IRATE/First Friends

 

February 6, 2011 Platform speaker Myron Kronisch's Center for War/Peace Studies and Citizens for Global Solutions

 

January 30, 2011 speaker Michele Hollow's Animal Blog-- information and fun.

 

January 9, 2011 Speaker Arthur Strock recommends books on dreaming at his website Live By Your Dreams or click here.

 

 

On Saturday, February 12, 8:00pm Richard C. Alston will be guest artist with the orchestra "Ensemble du Monde" performing "Rhapsody In Blue" by Gershwin. The concert will be held at Merkin Concert Hall in New York City. Tickets are priced at $40.00 general and $20.00 for Seniors and Students. You may purchase tickets at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Montclair, NJ. Tickets must be purchased at TPC before January 10th. There will be free bus transportation to and from NYC leaving from and returning to Trinity Presbyterian Church at Orange Road and High Street. Due to limited bus seating, don't delay in purchasing your ticket. You purchase tickets not use the bus transportation For more information call TPC 973-744-3396. For more information, see Mr. Alston's new web page.

 

 

 

See an Article about Sam Krause
(12-5-10 speaker) by Elaine Durbach!

 

 

Military Families Speak Out (Michelle Munsat, April 18, 2010 speaker). Vigil every Wednesday 5:00 - 6:00 PM at Spiotta Park in South Orange (opposite Blockbuster). For weekly email newsletter, write MFSOEssexCounty@Hotmail.com

 

Learn more about Julius “Clown Chips” Carallo from the December 13, 2009 Plaform:http://www2.newpaltz.edu/little-rebellion/2010/03/students-look-beyond-the-mask-2/

 


Risa Olinsky spoke on January 3, 2010 on "Personal Accountability and Health."
To learn more, visit her website at www.RisaOlinsky.com .
See also her New York Times Blog entries at the Local.

Read Steve Sklar's September 27, 2009 talk


For More information on Peter Montague's October 18 talk:
Environmental Research Foundation: purgenfacts@gmail.com
New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance: Henryrose1199@hotmail.comHenryrose1199@hotmail.com
People's Organization for Progress, Central Jersey: popcentraljersey.org
Essex Greens: essexcountygreens@gmail.com

More on Transitioning to Green:
Linking Talent to Opportunity

 

 

Black History Music Program at CCNY
With Our Speaker George Brandon!
George Brandon and the Blue Unity Orchestra

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH AND THE
40TH ANNIVERSARY OF BLACK STUDIES AT CCNY
Click here for Flyer

Date: Feb.23, 2011
Time: 7:30 pm. City College of New York North Academic Center
160 Convent Avenue, NY 10031 Ballroom
Contact: 212-650-8117

This event is a Blue Unity Orchestra Legacy Concert featuring original compositions by George Brandon and his arrange-ments of Jazz standards. The Blue Unity Orchestra promotes the work of African, African American and Afro-Diasporan Composers and is a project of Blue Unity Music.

 

 

For follow up on last year's platforms, click here.

 

Upcoming Platforms

Current Newsletter


Read Social Action Committee Minutes
Social Action Committee Page

 

Folk Fridays-- Second Friday of Each Month

 

Feldenkrais at Ethical

 

For Members:

 

 

 

 

 


Check out this article about our house!

 

 

Video Clip of Singing from Boe's honoring event

A letter from Barry and Joanne -- and a photo of Barry floating!

2009-2010 schedule for coffee and greeters.

 

 

Photos of our Hiroshima Day Observance, August 8, 2009

Singing at Peace Day/Hiroshima Observance, August 8, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phyllis Ehrenfeld, friend of the Essex Society
and frequent platform speaker, died on July 14th, 2009.
See an obituary  here.

 

 


We're in the news! Click here!
See photo of our Pete Seeger Event!

Upcoming Events

Snapshots

 

 

 

 

More from our 2008-2009 Platforms:

Christopher Geissler: Lessons from a Unique
Religious Hybrid in Ancient China
For more, see last year's platforms.

 

The Star-Ledger editoral supports giving INSIDE/OUT to the inmates who wrote it!

INSIDE/OUT made the front page of the April 21, 2009 STAR-LEDGER!

Inside Out: Voices From New Jersey State Prison, Kal Wagenheim, editor.
Poems, stories, memoirs and commentaries by 43 inmates who took part in a creative writing workshop. Compiled and edited by Kal Wagenheim, who directed the workshop. Theo Bensen of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says, "Moving stories and poems that come from the heart...This program might well be transplanted to other institutions."
Order here . Profits will be donated to efforts to improve educational opportunities for inmates and re-entry programs once they are released from prison. Here's what one of the inmate authors said:
"Dear Professor Kal, Thank you so much for all that you've done for us. Thank you a million times for believing in us. Please send me a copy of the book as soon as you can. In my plight often do I feel helpless. I feel like I'm not making a contribution to anything. A wise man said that the best man is he who is of maximum benefit to all people. To know that the book will benefit others makes my heart happy. The more I mature into a real man the more I want to help myself, family, and others in need. A real man finds his purpose in life. A real man leaves as great legacy. I was inspired by you through your creative writing workshop. I believe I can achieve many of my goals through creative writing..."

 

 

Dean Sluyter, who spoke on "Buddhas in the Classroom," has information about his books and meditation at his website.

Also, take a look at his article on The Huffington Post!

 

Recent platform speaker Nancy Gross has an interesting
blog on books and medical topics at
http://medhum.med.nyu.edu/blog/

 

 

 

 

 

Self-Help Clearing House
/http://www.selfhelpgroups.org.

 

 

 

 

Read MLK's speeches online:

Beyond Vietnam

http://www.mlkonline.net/vietnam.html
Letter from the Birmingham Jail
http://www.mlkonline.net/jail.html

Nonviolence: The Only Road to Freedom
http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/library/index.asp?document=1426

 

 


 


Feldenkrais

Awareness Through Movement Lesson

Led by The Feldenkrais Group of Maplewood/South Orange

Feldenkrais Guild Certified Practitioners

Wear comfortable loose clothing

Bring mat, yoga mat, or quilt to lie on

Place: The Ethical Culture Society of Essex County

 

Donations to Ethical Culture accepted

 

Phone 973-763-1905
Email: ethicalessex@netscape.com

 

 

 


 

 

Statement on Religious Identity
of Ethical Culture Fall 2008

(In order to read this, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which
can be downloaded for free if you click here.)

 

 

Current Newsletter

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which can be downloaded free if you click here.)

 

 

For More pictures, see snapshots.

 

Interested in Joining our Society?
Call a Co-Chair of the Membership Committee:
Barbara Cotler 973-762-5287
Terri Seuss 973-374-2617

 

 


Small weddings, Bar@Bat mitzvahs,
Graduation parties, etc.  Call 973-763-1905


Latest Social Action Committee Minutes

Special Page on Doing Publicity for Your Event

 

 

 

 

 


 

Interested in Being Green?

A Statement from Susan Rose,
Leader of the Ethical Society without Walls
(and former member of our Society)  

Information for Members:
By-Laws
List of Greeters & Hospitality
Snapshots of recent events

 

SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE
STATEMENT ON HEALTH CARE REFORM!

For online articles about Health Care in the U.S., click here.

 

Latest Ethical Action Report
(In order to read this, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which
can be downloaded for free if you click here.)
Ethical Action Report From the AEU: Information

 

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For more informaton about the
Ethical Culture Society of Essex County, call 973-763-1905
The Ethical Culture Society of Essex County
516 Prospect Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040
Email: ethicalessex@netscape.com

 

 

 

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