News from our Education Director, Jenny Silverman

Dear BWC Community,
 
I want to share with you the news that I have made the difficult but exciting decision to retire as the Education Director of BWC at the end of this school year. Difficult because I will miss being a part of the Shule family, yet exciting to have time in my life for creative projects, travel and more personal time.
 
I have had the privilege of working with Shule parents, teachers and children for the past nine years as the Education Director. It has been truly rewarding work, and I am proud of how our Shule has grown and developed over that time--now expanded to include families with very young children in Circle Playtime, and a solid Teens Acting for Social Change (TASC) program. I owe a debt of gratitude to the wonderful Shule teachers who bring passion, compassion, innovation and a deep understanding of Jewish history, culture and social justice to their work. I am also indebted to all of the parents who have been partners in the planning of our program, assisting in the classroom, and helping to make everything run smoothly.
 
We have built a beautiful community together, and the warmth and support of that community has been particularly important to me in these tumultuous times.
 
I make this decision knowing that BWC is growing and will continue to thrive under the leadership of Jen Kiok and the BWC staff. I am inspired by the changes that are already underway at BWC, as we are bringing a new generation into leadership of the organization. 
 
I will be working with Jen and the Shule Committee to search for a new Education Director and to assure a smooth transition over the summer. We are forming an intergenerational hiring committee of parents, teachers and students to lead the search and hiring process. Our goal is to have a new director in place by June.
 
I am looking forward to having more time and flexibility in my schedule as I turn 68 next June (yikes-how is that possible??). I have been incredibly fortunate to have Boston Workmen's Circle as my community for the last 30 years, and it will continue to be my Jewish home going forward.
 
Fondly,
   
Jenny Silverman
Education Director

Boston Workmen’s Circle is now searching for a half-time Education Director to lead and manage our Boston-area secular Jewish Sunday School, known as the “Shule”, serving 100+ students in preschool through 7th grade. Click here for full job description and details.