Event Calendar

Thursday, October 12, 2017

All day
Before 1am
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Readings: "Nuclear Diplomacy: From Iran to North Korea?" by Jessica T. Matthews, The New York Review of Books, 8/17/17

Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.ethical.nyc/leader-lunch.


6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Ethics and the Theater: The Revisionist
Ethics and the Theater: The Revisionist
Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
6:30pm reception - light refreshments. Reading begins at 7:00pm

Ethics and the Theater will present: The Revisionist by Jesse Eisenberg.

*Please note that the reading this month will be on Thursday, instead of Friday, because our Society retreat starts on Friday, October 13.

A young American writer arrives at his elderly cousin’s apartment in a small Polish city, purportedly to visit but actually to work on his second novel without distractions. Unfortunately, he counts his cousin’s efforts to entertain, feed, and otherwise connect with him as distractions. The result is a series of often hilarious, sometimes wrenching miscommunications and confrontations, in which each reveals past wounds and present yearnings.

Come at 6:30 pm for a reception and after the reading participate in a discussion of the ethical issues of the play led by Betsy Ungar.


6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Forging Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World
Forging Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World
Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Forgiveness lies at the heart of loving relationships. We all harm, and are harmed by, others. There's no escaping this human condition. The better we understand the process of forgiveness, the better we are able to repair broken connections. Forgiveness must also take place at institutional and political levels for the health of our communities.

This 6-session course will explore the process of forgiveness in both the personal and public spheres.

Syllabus and readings available from Maggie Determann.

Free to members, $5 donation per session for guests

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Joy of Personal Writing
The Joy of Personal Writing
Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
NONFICTION WRITING WORKSHOP led by Elaine Berman Gurney.

To register contact Maggie Determann at 212.874.5210, x113 or email her at mdetermann@nysec.org

Advance registration is required for the entire nine-week Thursday evening term.

Get started writing, find your writing impulse and work on basic and more complex writing skills. You can belong to a supportive group of writers, some just starting and others with more experience. All are welcome!