EHSLI member Liz Seegert recently reported on a first of its kind technology center – for seniors only – on Healthstyles radio, WBAI-FM. The story originally aired on March 14. Older adults face unique obstacles in today’s technology dependent world. Physical and psychological barriers create a digital divide that threatens to leave them behind as Read more
EHSLI will host the fourth session of the month-long Garden City Clergy Study Group on Wednesday, January 30th. The title for that session is:“Finding constructive ways to talk with each other as people of faith when we differ with one another on such issues as: Stem Cell Research, Parochial School Vouchers, Holiday Displays, Ten Read more
Dr. Matthew Spetter, longtime leader of the Riverdale-Yonkers Ethical Culture Society and mental health pioneer, died on Dec. 30 at age 91. The Riverdale Press has a fitting tribute to his lifetime of good work.
Recently, an intriguing new book has appeared with what purports to be a new perspective on the long running Atheist/Believers wars. Called “Religion For Atheists”, the book suggests that, ”rather than mocking religions, agnostics and atheist should instead steal from them,” because, the author, Alain de Botton, a non-believer himself, suggests, “they’re packed with good Read more
I’ve found myself exasperated with the people in Cranston, Rhode Island this past month or so. Not all of them, of course, but many of them. The School Board that ignored fifty years of rulings on prayer in school and religious displays in public places, for instance. The civics teachers who seem to have left Read more
We have a new winner to our Weill Student Social Action Grant. Nebiyou Getahun, 11th-grader of Jericho High School, will be putting together a volleyball tournament called “Spike It for Habitat.” Teams will pay to play, with money going to sponsor workers for Habitat for Humanity. There will also be raffle prizes. The tournament will take place in February at Read more