BSEC Statement on the Protests

We at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture denounce the violence toward African Americans and other People of Color. We speak out against failures to reform police practices and to the underlying systemic racism that contaminates our world and distorts our common...

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COVID Related Resources (Updated)

Dear friends, Below you will find a few resources that might be helpful during this difficult time. If you would like to suggest a resource, please send your suggestions using the form at: https://forms.gle/LJhMKvXaVY55U6Jx7 Please note that these are suggested...

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This Black History Month, Support Black Businesses!

As we celebrate Black History Month try to use your money where it matters, at local black businesses. Here are some listings. have fun! A few resources: Black-Owned Brooklyn Black-Owned Restaurants in Brooklyn Shoppe Black Brooklyn   One business who is...

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Pledge Dinner 2019

On Friday, November 1st, 2019,  our members and friends gathered for a celebration of friendship, art, and appreciation for our community. Below are a few pictures of the evening, which featured poetry read by Kim Brandon and Tasha Paley, a fun theatrical sketch...

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Books to Prisoners Program

Hello all, I am delighted and proud to announce that The Brooklyn Society For Ethical Culture now has a Books to Prisoners program.  On Friday July 26th We mailed twelve cartons of books to the Montogmery State Prison in Mount Vernon, GA. I have spent the last year...

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Our Members News – Poetry in the Garden

Join some of our members at the Prospect Heights Community Farm for a series of Poetry performances and readings in the garden. When: Saturday, August 24th | 5:00-7:00 pm Where: Prospect Heights Community Farm, 252 Saint Marks Avenue (btwn Underhill + Vanderbilt...

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Social Justice Books Recommendation

Learning to become more anti-racist involves many things.  In our racial justice book group we learn from reading books by and about oppressed people as well as speaking about our experiences of racism, otherness, intersectionality, or awareness of how our society...

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Our Ramadan Gift and Food Collection

By Burt Hurwitz We received a request from the Arab American Association of NY for contributions of toys and food for needy families during the Ramadan season. We sent out the call to our members and over two Sundays they responded with a large collection of toys and...

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Pictures from Families Celebrate Africa

Thank you so much to all who helped make this event happen. We are so thankful to the amazing performers, parents, and volunteers (of all ages) who showed up even though an Arctic front had hit us that day and it was 7 degrees and windy. You came early, stayed late,...

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AnneMarie’s Birthday

This past Sunday, Sept 16th, we celebrated the 96th birthday of our eldest member, AnneMarie Mogul, who is forever young at heart and spirit. Below you will find some of the pictures of the day: You can...

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Renaming Our Newsletter

Renaming Our Newsletter

Our weekly email newsletter, which goes out to about 1500 people each week, has been called the "Community Builder." Readers include not just members of the Ethical Culture Society, but also many people in the larger community who want to know about events...

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Ethics for Children on News 12

Ethics for Children on News 12

We are so very proud of our kids and all they have done and how they have inspired us this year. During their Stepping Up Celebration this year, they also got in the news. You can watch the report at:...

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300 HOPE Dinners and counting

By Kim Brandon On the third Sunday in May, 1993, four guests and twice as many volunteers sat down together in the Dempsey Center here in Brooklyn to begin a journey of building community in the face of one of the worst epidemics of our time.  We are still far from a...

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Ethics for Children – First Day of 2017/2018

Dear parents We were so happy to see you all on our first class September 10th! It was exciting to meet so many new friends and to welcome our old friends back to Ethics for Children. Below you will find a short description of our classes and what is coming in the...

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Pictures from our Refugee Welcome Dinner

Pictures from our Refugee Welcome Dinner

Thank you all who helped make our Refuge Welcome Dinner Such a successful event. BSEC members and several organizations and volunteers got together to warmly welcome new friends from all over the world who recently came to make NYC their homes. We are glad you are...

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Members’ Meeting – January 29th, 2017

Dear Members, We are looking forward to our next Members' Meeting, January 29th, 1-3PM. We will have a slightly abbreviated platform and luncheon that morning. As many of us have expressed, at this time, we are all called to action. As members of Ethical Culture we...

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Our Winter Solstice Celebration 2016

In times of darkness, we celebrate the Winter Solstice together to welcome the return of the light. Our inter-generational event focused on ancient South American civilizations and how they honored the sun. DuPree led the musical part of the event and the children...

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Ethics for Children Update – December 4th, 2016 class

Simba Yangala (Exploring Ethics, 3-7 years) It was fun being at the platform with the children, sharing a song with the grown ups this Sunday morning. Back in our class, after our greeting song, I asked the children which place they liked more, the children's place or...

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A few easy ways to help BSEC:

Dear friends and members: We are approaching the end of the year and entering the shopping season. We encourage you to support local business and small, homegrown vendors and artisans whenever you can, but we understand that many of you will also shop online. If you...

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Pictures of our Wampanoag Ceremony 2016​

Every year, BSEC celebrates this time of the year with special attention and respect to our Native American communities during a beautiful intergenerational ritual we call the "Wampanoag Ceremony".  The event is led by Remi Gay, a former board officer and long-time...

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EFC Update Sept 23, 2016

Hello parents and friends! We are getting excited about this last Sunday of the month before we open registration and delve more deeply into our group classes and projects in October! DUPREE VISITS LIVING/EVOLVING ETHICS THIS WEEK! This week our Living Ethics (8-12)...

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Police and Violence: July, 2016

A message from Jone Johnson Lewis, Interim Clergy Leader of the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (www.bsec.org), with thoughtful input from many members and friends of the Brooklyn Society. In the wake of very public and senseless loss of life this past week, we...

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