Holidays & Community Life

A Voice for Justice - and Workmen's Circle on PBS

A Besere Velt (A Better World) is proud to be giving back to Brookline this weekend at the town's celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. day. And read on to learn how the Workmen's Circle will be featured in a PBS documentary series!

2012 Highlights

Happy new year! As 2013 stretches before us, we're pleased to look back on a year of packed community events, thought-provoking discussions, and programmatic growth. Here are some highlights from 2012.

Tu B'Shvat Seder

Boston Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon St., Brookline
Gather and nosh at 2:30 pm; ritual (about 1 hour) will begin at 3:00 pm.

Tu B'shvat is a holiday that marks the "New Year for the Trees."  Join us for a unique Tu B'shvat seder to celebrate our love of trees, with an emphasis on environmental concerns, food justice, and the tangled roles of trees in the Middle East. Readings, songs, and poems will reflect the origins of the seder adapted to progressive secular Jewish life in the 21st century.

Radical Hanukkah and a Stirring Protest

Read all about our raucous Hanukkah celebration and our fifth graders' labor protest - with pictures!

An Embarrassment of Community Riches

This past week here Boston Workmen’s Circle offered a wide variety of programs that showcased the wonderful diversity of our community, from Shule to a Shabes dinner to a discussion of solidarity and mutual aid. Read all about it!

First Night! Boston Workmen's Circle Radical Hanukkah Party

Johnny D's Uptown, Davis Square, Somerville, MA
With a special late show featuring HONK!

2nd Friday Shabes Debut

On Friday, October 12, 40 Boston Workmen's Circle members of all ages gathered at the building for our first Second Friday Shabes. Soft light and a beautifully set table welcomed all to this, the first in a five-month series of shabes gatherings, sparked by our community discussion about spirituality.

Holiday Wrap-Up - and Shabes Dinners to Come

Thank you all for helping to make this year’s High Holidays such a meaningful experience! Read on for ways to participate in the ongoing discussion of spirituality in our community, including our new Second Friday Shabes Gatherings.

Community Reflections for the New Year

Each Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, members of our community have the opportunity to give d’vars that connect topics of personal interest or expertise to their own new year’s thoughts, wishes, or calls to action for the broader Boston Workmen’s Circle community. Read on for excerpts from past d'vars.

2nd Friday Shabes Dinner

Boston Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon St., Brookline

6:30pm - gathering
7:00pm - ritual, followed by potluck dinner

Pot-luck dinner at 7:45. If you plan to stay for dinner, please bring a dish to share and whatever you would like to drink.

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