Around the Circle

World Fellowship Recap: July 15 - 17, 2022

For a long time, BWC has had a close connection to World Fellowship Center, a "lefty" summer camp in New Hampshire. Some BWC members have been going to World Fellowship for decades. This July, BWC members ranging from less than a year old to over 70 gathered at World Fellowship for our first post-pandemic weekend!

Singing for Peace & Freedom Livestream Watch Party!

Thank you so much for your patience with us in the follow-up to June 18th's Singing for Peace & Freedom concert, featuring A Besere Velt Yiddish Chorus with guest artists Polina Shepherd and Lorin Sklamberg. We finally have a finished version of the recording to share: professionally mixed and edited with subtitles, and full captions with no lag.

To thank you all for the grace you've extended us in responding to the technical issues that occurred the night of the concert, and to try to replicate some small part of the magic lost that night for livestream ticket-holders, the chorus is also hosting a livestream watch party on Sunday, July 24 at 7pm (ET)!

Choosing to build, every day, together

A headshot of BWC Organizer Zohar Berman.

Tayere Boston Arbeter Ring/Dear Boston Workers Circle,

It is my sincerest honor to take on the role as your new Social Justice and Cultural organizer. In my first few weeks, I have had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with so many of you, and I have already heard your overwhelming response: you’re ready for us to get to work on fostering a vibrant, strong community.

BWC Contemplates the Nezboym (Maple Tree)

7 people standing and smiling in front of a blossoming lilac tree.

On the first sunny Sunday of May, our community members congregated together in the Arnold Arboretum for some shmuesn un shpatzirn (shmoozing and strolling), hosted by the Yiddish Committee.

If I can't dance...

Emma Goldman, a fiery Jewish feminist, famously said, "If I can't dance I don't want to be in your revolution." With almost twenty different member-led committees, we are a community of doers and go-getters ready to put in the work for that collective liberation. And we are a community of artists, musicians, dancers, healers, and makers!

Your role in a 100+ year history

Photograph of Beth, Rebecca, Sandy, and Meira in front of the BWC building.

Let me start by saying how honored I am to be Boston Workers Circle's new Executive Director. There are no words to express how excited I am to join you in writing BWC's next chapter.

Remembering Sid Topol

Boston Workers Circle -- among so many others -- lost a true friend, a champion, and a kindred spirit when Sid Topol died a few weeks ago, on March 30.  Sid was 97 – and he was active, engaged, passionate to the end.  A long life fully lived.

Moving through mitzrayim as a community

Reflections on our third virtual seder - it remains a powerful and meaningful reminder that to move through any narrow place we must stand together as a community...

Staff Updates and A Personal Goodbye

This spring, we're excited to welcome our new executive director and will be saying goodbye to our Director of Communications & Community Engagement.

Announcing our new Executive Director!

 
After an extensive search led by the Boston Workers Circle Search Committee and the Board, we are very excited and proud to announce our new Executive Director, Rebecca Hornstein. Along with her collaborative and engaging leadership, Rebecca is bringing extensive organizing skills, community care experience, and a deeply rooted passion for secular and progressive Judaism. Join us for a meet & greet on March 13!