Welcome

to the Boston Workers Circle Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice!

We are a community and spiritual home for secular Jewish life.
A voice for progressive Jewish values and social change.
An arts and education center celebrating Yiddish, Jewish,
and progressive culture.

We Are

proud to be a community where whatever your Jewish background, whatever the faith, ethnic, or gender diversity of your family, children and adults feel welcome and participate fully at all levels of the organization.

We’re kind of like
a congregation,
but we’re different.

  • Jewish identity is proudly rooted in cultural heritage and a commitment to justice
  • Members help to create and run all programs
  • Continuity is built on the foundation of our history as a 110-year old mutual aid organization founded by Jewish immigrants

We’re a
multigenerational arts
and education center.

  • Educational opportunities are available for every generation: a cultural Sunday School for children grades K through 7, a social action teen group, classes for adults of all ages, plus a unique young adult community
  • The treasured cultural legacy of Yiddish language and culture finds contemporary expression and meaning in varied programming
  • Participatory and creative arts engage as well as entertain

We speak out
for justice.

  • Social action committees foster dialogue and debate, mutual understanding, and action
  • The pursuit of a more just and humane world is woven into all holiday observances and celebrations, educational and arts programming, and children’s activities
  • We seek to be a community that is inclusive and accessible to all, from ASL interpreted High Holiday services and chorus concerts to fully accessible Sunday School classes in rented space

Whether this is where you find your Jewish home or you are
looking for activities to enrich a multi-faceted Jewish life, there
are many programs to explore.

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"As a biracial Shule parent raising children of mixed races/religions, I needed to share experiences with other like minded parents. Meeting as a group with other parents has given me the support I need to clarify my parenting goals and values for my children."
— A Shule Parent
"Boston Workers Circle is the first space I have organized in that has people throughout every stage of their lives engaging with social justice."
— Nakhie Faynshteyn
"As BWC members we are building on a 100+ year history of people who lived through their own moments of unprecedented uncertainty, and were able to see the possibility that came along with moments of change. They built diverse and powerful Jewishly-rooted movements for justice, organized communities that could take care of each other when larger systems failed, and found resilience and connections through arts and culture."
— Rebecca Hornstein , BWC Executive Director

join us

Wondering what Boston Workers Circle is all about and whether it’s the right fit for you? We invite you to attend one of our many educational, cultural, or social justice events to learn more.

Calendar of Events

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0 events,

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IPC Study Group

1 event,

2 events,

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Yiddish Reading Group

0 events,

3 events,

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Tu B’Shevat Seder

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0 events,

1 event,

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Yiddish Vinkl

1 event,

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Yiddish Reading Group

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1 event,

2 events,

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Advanced Beginner

3 events,

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Beginner, Semester 2

0 events,

1 event,

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Yiddish Reading Group

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1 event,

2 events,

2 events,

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Advanced Beginner

4 events,

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Beginner, Semester 2

2 events,

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Yiddish Sing

2 events,

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Yiddish Reading Group

0 events,

1 event,

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Circle Book Group

1 event,

2 events,

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Advanced Beginner

4 events,

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IPC Study Group

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Beginner, Semester 2

1 event,

1 event,

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Yiddish Reading Group

1 event,

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