A Bisl: Member to Member Learning Exchange

What is A Bisl? In Yiddish, it means “a little bit.” For Boston Workers Circle members, it means a chance to learn and share a little bit about a topic that excites you


In this time of isolated virtual reality, we're hearing from members that folks want places to connect. So, in collaboration with the Adult Education Committee, BWC is opening up this virtual member to member learning exchange series, A Bisl.


These member offerings will take place over Zoom. The line-up below will be updated regularly so check back for new topics.


Can you teach a skill, lead a discussion, hold a supportive space, share some expertise? Share a little bit of your knowledge, magic, and interests with the community. Click here to lead your own session.


Bringing Music to Our Shabes Rituals:

Exploring Melodies for Our Yiddish Blessing

Led by Adah Hetko and Meira Soloff

Monday, February 8, 7:15 PM - 8:45pm PM ET

Follow-up Shabes: Friday, February 26, time TBD


Join Adah and Meira for a new A Bisl offering to explore the Boston Workers Circle Yiddish brokhos (blessings) and play with setting them to music. For those who are interested, there will be a chance to: (1) set up a follow up session with another participant to workshop your melody and (2) and/or to share your musical creation at a communal Shabes two weeks later. We welcome instruments though they are not necessary. No musical experience required.


REGISTER HERE for Bringing Music to Our Shabes Rituals.



Adah Hetko (she/her/hers) is a Yiddish singer, songwriter, and educator. You might recognize her an an instructor for the Lomir Tantsn! Yiddish dance class series at BWC, as a member of the Somerville Yiddish Vinkl, or as a performer in the Gragger Purimshpil. Adah also currently works as a Multidisciplinary Programs coordinator for KlezKanada, teaches for the Religious School at Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, and holds an artist's residency at the Boston Synagogue. Adahhetko.net.





Meira Soloff (she/her/hers) is a BWC member as well as BWC Education Director. She has experience as a teacher for children, families and adults and is the co-founder of an experimental music group called the Chanting Lab, as well as a community singing circle called the Colorado Niggun Collective based in Boulder, CO. During non-COVID times, you can find her singing with a Circlesinging group, playing ukulele, and imagining stories for children's books.





REGISTER HERE for Bringing Music to Our Shabes Rituals. 


Feeling inspired? Click here to lead your own session.

Questions about A Bisl? Email maddy@circleboston.org.











-Haiku Now, led by Jeanne Martin


-Like Leafless Branches Coming Back to Life: A Sukkes Willow Workshop, led by Ayelet Yonah Adelman and Liz Krushnic


-Making Meaning at Home during COVID 19, led by

Rosa Blumenfeld


-Zing Mit Mir, Sing with Me, led by Pauli Katz



-Letters That You Will Not Get: Women’s Voice from the Great War, led by Susan Werbe



-Parenting Through Covid: Support for Families with Young Children, led by Sandy Sachs


-Drawing 101!, led by Megan Smith


-Self-Organized Learning: A Community Experience, led by Daniel Nahum


- Basic Spanish Conversation, led by Susan Langus


-Resisting Anti-Muslim Racism in a Pandemic, a Discussion with Fatema Ahmad, 

ED of Muslim Justice League



-Klezmer Spiel: Learn a Tune!, led by Uri Schreter


-Simon Dzigan: a Yiddish Comedian in WWII Soviet Union, led by Miriam Isaacs


-Pronouns 101 and Practice, led by Sam Slate


-Reparations 101, led by Nakhie Faynshteyn and Lynne Layton


-Queer Futures Workshop, led by Jacey Eve



Feeling inspired? Click here to lead your own session.

Questions about A Bisl? Email maddy@circleboston.org.







Thank you to the Brookline Community Foundation (BCF) for a grant in support of the work we are doing with A Bisl to build connection in this time of isolation.