Dr. Richard Koral, the new Leader of the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island, will deliver his inaugural address at the Garden City meeting hall on Sunday, January 28, at 11am.
His topic is “The Good Life,” asking would we know the good life if we saw it and would we appreciate it if we achieved it.
Dr. Koral, who lives in Westchester, grew up on Long Island in East Meadow. He holds a B.A. from New York University, a J.D. from New York Law School, a Doctor of Ministry from Hebrew Union College, and attended The Humanist Institute. He was a longtime member of the Ethical Culture Society of Westchester and has held positions in the American Ethical Union, the national federation of Ethical Societies. Dr. Koral also serves part-time as a Leader at the New York Society for Ethical Culture.
Dr. Koral worked as a lawyer in private practice for 30 years and, deciding it was time for something new, trained as an Ethical Humanist leader. “I found that our Ethical Societies and the humanism they express offer a language and a spirit to frame my own approach to life and living.”
The Long Island Society has a long and rich history as a center for Humanist philosophy and social justice in Nassau County and internationally. Says Dr. Koral, “In small but significant, creative and inspiring ways, we can help infuse the world with an impulse towards fairness, compassion, sustainability and the ethical imperative.”
The Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island is located at 38 Old Country Road, in Garden City, between Herricks Road and Mineola Boulevard, next to the large water tower.