Holidays & Community Life

Family High Holiday Service

474 Centre St. (Eliot Church), Newton, MA 02458

A fun, meaningful Rosh Hashanah observance for parents and children - with stories, songs, and hands-on activities. For children 8 and under, accompanied by a parent.

Families are also welcome to attend the morning Rosh Hashanah Observance at 10am, and the potluck lunch at noon.
 

Yom Kippur Community Observance

474 Centre St. (Eliot Church), Newton, MA 02458

Come together as a community rooted in a Jewish commitment to social justice for a program of readings, reflection, and singing.  Whatever your upbringing – whatever your level of Jewish knowledge – however you might define your own spirituality – we invite you to join us! Register for Boston Workmen's Circle High Holidays today.

Rosh Hashanah Community Observance

474 Centre St. (Eliot Church), Newton, MA 02458

Thank you to all who helped make this year's Rosh Hashanah service a moving celebration! To read and download a copy of the d'var, delivered this year by former executive director Lisa Gallatin, click here.

Shabes on Israel/Palestine

Boston Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon St., Brookline
 
Join us as we mark the week's end together. This Shabes will be an opportunity for our community to come together for personal reflection, sharing, and exploration (not judgment, debating or convincing) about the current situation in the Middle East.

"Jews of No Religion": The End of American Jewish Identity?

Mike Felsen

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.

In Memory of Leibel Fein

We are sad to announce the passing of beloved Boston Workmen's Circle community member and social justice activist Leonard (Leibel) Fein.

Second Friday Shabes

Boston Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon St., Brookline
 

The evening will start at 6:30 pm with time to settle in and shmooze. A ritual will start at 7 pm followed by a potluck dinner at about 7:45 pm. Come for the ceremony or the potluck dinner or both.

If you plan to stay for dinner, please bring a dish to share and whatever you would like to drink. No time to cook? Many of us bring takeout! We’ll provide the wine, juice, and challah.

Celebration & Farewell Honoring Lisa Gallatin

Boston Workmen's Circle has more than quadrupled its programming, participation, and budget through Lisa's leadership and devotion to our community. This is your opportunity to thank Lisa for everything she's given, and to applaud everything we've achieved together! Come in festive attire, and bring a special potluck hors d'oeuvre to share.

Transition Update

Thanks to all of you who were able to attend our Annual Meeting! Read on for updates about our Executive Director transition.

A Time of Transition

2014 is a time of transition for Boston Workmen’s Circle.

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