Past Boston Workmen's Circle President Mike Felsen shares his remembrances of visionary Leonard (Leibel) Fine (1934-2014). The original tribute appeared in The Jewish Advocate on Thurs., Oct. 16, 2014.
Earlier this year, Boston Workmen's Circle published The Veterans of History: A Young Person’s History of the Jews, by member and former Shule director Mitchell Silver. In an op-ed piece for The Times of Israel, reposted here, past-President Mike Felsen shares what he learned in conversation with Silver about what led the philosopher to write this three-hundred-plus page teenager’s guide to the Jewish story.
Our recent past-President Mike Felsen has written an blog post for Patheos' Conversations on Religious Trends seies. In this piece, shared here, Mike offers his perspective on where progressive "Jews of no religion" can find rich community life and identity—places like the Boston Workmen's Circle and its kindred Jewish cultural and social justice communal organizations.
“The Workmen's Circle is my Jewish community because it allows me to express all the different aspects of my Jewish identity in one place. It’s where I act for change while being part of a larger, inter-generational community.”