Welcome, Dylan!

We are excited to welcome Dylan Kaufman-Obstler, our new organizer at Boston Workmen’s Circle. Dylan recently graduated from Hampshire College, and will be in this year’s JOIN Fellowship class.

At Hampshire, Dylan studied Religion and Social/Political theory, looking at the impact of Jewish nationalism on American Jewish religious life and politics. Dylan has worked with a number Jewish social justice organizations, including Tikkun Magazine and, most recently, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice. At Bend the Arc, Dylan worked on a campaign to pass Proposition 30, a progressive tax to protect California public schools and public programs from state budget cuts.

Dylan has a love for Jewish music, and has worked on adapting and arranging Jewish liturgical songs. Until recently, Dylan played fiddle and mandolin with a Klezmer band in Western Mass.

Dylan is happy to be joining the Boston Workmen’s Circle community, and looks forward to supporting our programs and committees, including monthly Shabes dinners, the Acting for Economic Justice Committee’s campaign for the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, Yiddish programming, an upcoming course on Jewish identities and cultural heritage, the Shule, and many other Boston Workmen’s Circle groups and events.