Around the Circle

Lean in to Community to Soothe Election Anxiety

I remember four years ago. We all do. Then, we were shocked and unprepared - and we reached out to our community to get through it. We needed each other, and the support we could create, to hold on to the values we cherish.

Report back on racial justice training

In this enewsletter, Jen Kiok & Rachel Hess (Equity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chair) share their reflections from our racial justice training for leaders. Also inside: BWC updates, events you dont want to miss, and more! 

Virtual Community Offerings: Fall at BWC!

Every year, we publish our "Community Offerings" booklet during the High Holidays. Read through to see the powerful, nourishing, and adaptive work our committees are doing as we enter 5781.

Reflection on Rosh Hashanah

I am struck by how intimate and communal our Boston Workers Circle services can feel even over Zoom - from watching tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsburg roll in over the chat, to A Besere Velt Chorus mastering the art of online harmonizing, to the sounding of a shofar from a family living room, and Nellie's powerful d'var.

Staying in touch during the COVID-19 crisis

As a Jewish community working for social justice, we come from a long lineage of Jews who have adapted to the shifting terrain of oppression around them and have found ways to be resilient.

Announcing our Dvarists!

Every Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we invite two community members to give a d'var, to share their thoughts on the holidays, the new year, their lives, and learnings. This year, we are honored to be receiving the insight and experience of Nellie Shippen and Rochelle Ruthchild.

It's Time to Reimagine Our Future

As we enter into the time of reflection and awakening that leads to the High Holidays, I am guided by the sense that this particular year offers us an opportunity for transformation like no other.

Jews for Black Lives

We are proud to be one of over 600 Jewish organizations, synagogues, and congregations - representing over half of all Jewish Americans - speaking out in this powerful ad in the New York Times: “We say unequivocally: Black Lives Matter.”

How Mutual Aid Connects Us to Our History (And Why I’m Feeling Hopeful)

From the Progressive Era to 2020, mutual aid has played a central role in Boston Workers Circle. BWC intern, Jordan, reflects on what she's learned about mutual aid, and how she's been moved and inspired working with our community.

A Personal Goodbye & An Open Job Position

Photo of the BWC Yiddish Dance class with the text "We're Hiring."

When I came to BWC five years ago, I could not have imagined then what a transformative, impactful experience I would have working with this community. And so, it is bittersweet to announce that I will be moving on from my role as Deputy Director...