Adult Education

Our adult education programming is geared toward exploring the meaning of Jewish history, ritual, and thought from a secular perspective. Together, we grapple with questions of historical experience, values, and identity that challenge our thinking.

A foundation of Jewish and progressive literacy keeps our community strong. Come learn with us!

Spring Adult Education Classes - Register Today! 
ONLINE: Understanding Islam Introduction Course
Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST, March 25 & April 1, 15, 22 & 29 (5 Sessions, no class April 8), taught online using Zoom
Back by popular demand, we are excited to offer this introductory course again! This course is designed to bring an alternative voice, and a glimpse of the wider, sweeping story of the 1.8 billion Muslims in the world. Hayat will answer questions such as: Who are we? What do Muslims find so appealing in Islam? What do we believe? In this increasingly connected globe, it's imperative for our survival to foster greater understanding and build bridges. For instructor bio and more information, click here.
Mussar for Secular Activists with Rabbi Leora Abelson
Thurs. evenings, 7:00-9:00pm, Jan. 9 - Feb. 13 (6 Sessions) @ BWC
Mussar is an ancient Jewish practice of spiritual and ethical reflection, development, and meditation. In collaboration with the Inside Out Wisdom and Action (IOWA) Project, Boston Workers Circle is excited to host a mussar class this winter that seeks to explore the integration of Jewish spirituality into our social justice works to support them in becoming more sustainable, powerful, and transformative. Over six sessions, we will explore through personal and small group reflection, text study, and practice. No prior knowledge required. For instruction bio and more info, click here.
Cost should never be a barrier to accessing our programs so feel free to pay what you can. Email with questions. 
Winter Yiddish Classes
If you're looking for Yiddish language classes in Boston, you've come to the right place. Our instructors are passionate about Yiddish and are experienced educators. 
Whether you are a complete beginner or grew up speaking the language, we have a class that will accommodate you. Students cover a wide age range, from young adults to seniors. 


11 evenings, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 3: Intermediate & Language Through Literature classes
Tuesday, Feb. 4: Beginner & Advanced Beginner classes

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 for a full description of each class level, tuition rates, and instructor bios. Cost should never be a barrier to accessing our programs so feel free to pay what you can. Email with questions.

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BWC Mussar for Activists Adult Education Course, August 2019