Deed before creed is our motto. At the Ethical Society of Long Island it is the members and the countless activities that they undertake in the expression of our values – some large and some small—that make up who we are and what we stand for.
These podcasts capture part of the history of this society by having those who carried out the work speak about it in their own words. In so doing, they illustrate the many ways in which an organization becomes what it is. Just as significantly, these recordings show how the projects undertaken also added value to the lives of the volunteers.
Sophie Meyers – Memories of EHSLI
(Sophie Meyers, 102, lives in Pennswood, a retirement facility in Pennsylvania. She is being interviewed by her grandson, Mark Meyers).
Al Wegener – Community Organizing
Alan Cohen – Founder’s Day
Arthur Dobrin – Encampment
Lyn Dobrin – Amnesty International
Enid Feldman – Amnesty International, 1980s
Mel Haber – Opera Discussion Group
Mel Haber – Popular Music Discussion Fundraisers
Emily Lewis – Friends for the Homeless
Jim LoPresti – Bereavement Group
Linda Napoli – Sunday School
Muriel Neufeld – Building Fund
Muriel Neufeld – Senior Center
Muriel Neufeld – Housing Children from Alabama
Ken Schwartzman – Acting workshop
Larry Smith – Draft Counseling Program (1970s)
David Sprintzen – Coffeehouse
Chris Stanley – House Committee
Sharon Stanley – Darwin Day
Harry Weiss – Former musician-in-residence