Holidays & Community Life

Family Purim Carnival

No Purim celebration is complete without a wild and wacky Purim Shpiel, costume finery, and loads of fun and games. The Boston Workmen's Circle annual Purim Carnival, hosted by the Shule 7th grade class, features games and prizes for children under 10. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us on Sunday, March 6, 2016! We'll update the calendar event listing as the date nears.

Better Wages and Workplace Rights for Fast-Food Workers

Join the Boston Workmen’s Circle's Hey (5th grade) class in its annual labor protest on Sunday, January 12!

Tu B'shvat Seder

Boston Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon St, Brookline

Tu B'shvat is a holiday that marks the "New Year for the Trees."  Join us for a unique Tu B'shvat seder to celebrate our love of trees, with an emphasis on environmental concerns and food justice. Readings, songs, and poems will reflect the origins of the seder adapted to progressive secular Jewish life in the 21st century.

Gragger/Noisemaker!

GRAGGER is coming!

The Boston Workmen’s Circle is hosting its 7th annual, giant, raucous, political Purim extravaganza, featuring:

*Music!

Gragger/Noisemaker!

Each year, the community plans a giant, raucous, radical Purim extravaganza! Gragger features local DJs, a live band, and a creative retelling of the Purim Story (Purim Shpiel) based on a social justice issue.

A Shul for Secular Jews in America

The Pew Research Center recently released a report on the increasingly secular nature of Jews in America - a report which has caused much consternation across the larger Jewish community. We're pleased to share a more optimistic take, in the form of former President Mike Felsen's wonderful article in Ha'aretz this week, describing how Boston Workmen's Circle fits into this trend.

2nd Friday Shabes

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

Join us as we mark the week’s end and gather as a community to relax, reflect, and be together. All are welcome.

There is a different focus every week, depending on the hosts. Read more here.

  • Arrive at 6:30 pm
  • Ceremony at 7 pm
  • Potluck at 7:45 pm

Shabes and Spirituality in a Secular Community

Starting last year, we have hosted monthly Shabes dinners at Boston Workmen’s Circle. We’re pleased to share the comments of Marsha Lazar, chair of the Shabes Committee, looking back at the past year of Shabes gatherings and looking forward to another year of gatherings to come.

 

Reflections for the New Year

At our High Holiday observances each year, we invite members of the Boston Workmen's Circle community to share d'vars - reflections that connect topics of personal interest or expertise to wishes, thoughts, and calls to action for the new year.

Welcome, Dylan!

We are excited to welcome Dylan Kaufman-Obstler, our new organizer at Boston Workmen’s Circle.

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