Holidays & Community Life

Bike Tour of Historic Jewish Boston with Dick Bauer

We're approaching our 50th anniversary at 1762 Beacon Street! Gear up for our big anniversary by learning more about the history of Jewish Boston on this approximately 12 mile, mostly flat-terrain tour of synagogues, homes, Jewish delis - and the old Workmen's Circle building.

Boston Workmen's Circle at World Fellowship Center

Join members and friends of Boston Workmen's Circle for our annual weekend at World Fellowship Center, an inter-generational camp and conference center in the White Mountains of NH.

25th Annual Community Seder a Great Success!

The 25th Annual Community Seder has come and gone, and it was a huge success! Released from the heymish but cramped confines of our old venue, we welcomed 250 attendees ranging from 95 years to 6 months old.

Greater Boston Holocaust Commemoration

New England Holocaust Memorial, Faneuil Hall, Boston

Featuring
Jeremy Burton, Executive Director, JCRC
Mark Ludwig, Director, Terezin Music Foundation
Shai Bazak, Consul General of Israel to New England
Friedrich Lohr, Consul General of Germany to Boston
ShenaniGanns
Hatikvah Officers Mission
Rena Finder, Holocaust survivor saved by Oskar Schindler

Co-sponsored by Boston Workmen's Circle

Free buses are available from Congregation Mishkan Tefila located at 300 Hammond Pond Parkway in Chestnut Hill.

The 7th Annual Cape Verdean-Jewish Passover Seder

Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St, Roxbury, MA

The 7th Annual Cape Verdean-Jewish Passover Seder

We invite you to join us as we celebrate the connections and shared history between the Cape Verdean and Jewish communities. At this special Seder (dinner), the liberation stories and songs of both Jews and Cape Verdeans will be shared as we explore the histories and cultures of both groups.

Space is limited for this Free event, so please RSVP right away.
All donations are greatly appreciated; contact us for more details at capeverdeanjewishseder@gmail.com, or Phone (339) 225-9687

A Shankbone on the Seder Plate?

As a community we strive to incorporate progressive values into our Jewish practice. But it’s not always easy to agree on the issues! It’s also challenging to figure out the right balance between ancient traditions and creative adaptations of Jewish ritual.

Holiday Documents

A sample of recent holiday ritual documents created by our ritual committees (and updated yearly) is available here. Please feel free to download them for your own personal use.

BWC ORIGINAL HAGGADAHS: 

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, with an emphasis on environmental concerns, exploitation of farm workers, and the complicated role trees play in the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Readings, songs, and poems will reflect the origins of the seder adapted to progressive secular Jewish life in the 21st century.  Ritual fruits, nuts, and drinks provided. Bring hors d'oeuvres to share.

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