Social Justice

Tashlikh, then March & Rally: Take Back our City!

Boston Common Bandstand, downtown

Tashlikh at 1:45pm, Hatch Shell on the Esplanade

March & Rally at 3:00pm, Gazebo in Boston Common

Mid East Working Group

Boston Workmen's Circle, 1762 Brookline St., Brookline, MA 02445

For more information, contact Stanley Habib (stanleyhabib(at)msn.com).

Pupusa Party: Insights from El Salvador

At Moishe/Kavod House, 165 Winthrop Rd, Brookline

El Salvador, a country with a long history of repression and violence, elected their first left-wing president in 2009. This June, a delegation from the US traveled to El Salvador to witness firsthand the exciting changes in progress and battles still being fought. Come eat pupusas and learn about a country in the process of reinvention! 

ACTION: Ride the Road to Temp Workers' Justice

Liberty Plaza, East Boston and the Ironworkers Hall, 195 Old Colony Ave, South Boston

Commemorate Labor Day by drawing attention to temp agency abuses in Boston and the urgent need for drastic reforms!  Join members of our Acting for Economic Justice Committee along with workers, community, faith and labor leaders in a two part action:

Tenth Anniversary of 9/11: Massachusetts Remembers

The Hatch Shell at the Esplanade (WC meets at Park St. Station)

2:00pm Gather at Park Street station with other Workmen's Circle members to walk to the Esplanade to sit together at the event. Members will wear Workmen's Circle stickers, so our group can be identified.

2:30 pm The Hatch Shell at the Esplanade. Workmen's Circle members will look for other groups in the interfaith coalition so that we can sit together on the Esplanade, but organizations are not expected to display banners.

GBIO Campaign Kick-Off: Health Care Cost Control

Roxbury Presbyterian Church, 328 Warren Street, Roxbury

Join the Workmen's Circle delegation to kick-off GBIO's (Greater Boston Interfaith Organization) current health care campaign.

Today, 98% of adults and 99% of children in Massachusetts are insured, and we did this with only a 1% increase in the state budget.  However, we still have work to do.  We can no longer wait on the sidelines; we must work to improve the quality of care and reduece the overall cost of health care delivery to ensure access to all. 

RSVP to Workmen's Circle member, Steve Vogel

Acting for Racial and Economic Justice

Acting for Racial and Economic Justice (AFREJ) works for racial and economic justice in the BWC community, the Jewish community, and Boston community at large. 

AFREJ has multiple working groups. Please visit their pages for more information: 

Middle East Working Group

Our work in support of a just peace between Israel and the Palestinian people is guided by principles developed by the Middle East Working Group and adopted by the Board of Boston Workmen’s Circle:

  • Ending the occupation
  • Establishing two viable states, a homeland for the Jewish people and a homeland for the Palestinian people
  • An end to the violence on all sides
  • Making room for a diversity of views

Jewish-Muslim Relations

Through educational events, dialogue and action, the Jewish-Muslim Relations Committee leads our efforts to foster cooperation and mutual trust between local Muslim and Jewish organizations. We believe that bigotry toward Muslims hurts all of society and that Jews, who have historically been treated many times as the “other,” have a particular role to play in challenging Islamophobia. With an awareness of tensions around the world, we can be a model in our own Boston community for Jewish-Muslim alliances.

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