Social Justice

Community Peysakh/Passover Seder - SOLD OUT

25 Bigelow Avenue, Watertown (Hellenic Cultural Center)

Passover is the perfect holiday for celebrating the liberation of all peoples, as well as celebrating our progressive history and values as Jews. A truly multi-generational gathering, the seder is fun and meaningful for adults and children of all ages.

An Evening with Peter Beinart

Temple Beth Zion, 1566 Beacon St, Brookline

Co-Sponsored by Boston Workmen's Circle, moderated by Rabbi Moshe Waldoks.

BWC Children's Annual Labor Protest

Harvard Doubletree Hotel, 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, MA
Please join the 

Join us this Sunday for our Children's Annual Labor Protest!

Please join the Boston Workmen's Circle Shule fifth-grade class as they demonstrate in support of the Harvard Doubletree Hotel workers.

Overcoming Fear as a Path to Justice

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

Penny Rosenwasser is the author of Hope into Practice, Jewish women choosing justice despite our fears, which just received the Association for Women in Psychology 2014 Jewish Caucus Award for Scholarship. Penny "challenges us to ask what Jewishness could be without suffering or victimhood—questions asked with joy, not shame" (-Marjorie Dove Kent). Penny's interactive story-filled presentation links personal healing with working for the liberation of Jews and of Palestinians.

Empowering Palestinian Women to Access Health Care

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

Rafah Anabtawi, director of the Kayan Feminist Organization since 2013, is a Palestinian Israeli who will speak of her work to enable Palestinian women to gain access to quality health care as one crucial part of their struggle for social equality. A social worker, Rafah also manages a center to combat drug abuse in Nazareth and facilitates groups in cooperation with the Association for Civil Rights in Israel. The Kayan Feminist Organization’s goal is to eliminate gender disparity among Arab women in Israel.

Mizrahi Women’s Struggle for Equality

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

Smadar Lavie is the author of Wrapped in the Flag of Israel. An outspoken scholar and activist for gender equity and social justice for both Israelis and Palestinians, she co-founded Ahoti (=Sistah), Israel’s feminists of color movement. Her book discusses the difficulties of Mizrahi feminist resistance, given the entanglements with and dependency of Mizrahi women on Ashkenazi Zionism. She is a scholar in residence at the Beatrice Bain Research Group, UC Berkeley, and a visiting professor at the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century, University College Cork.

Remembering Leonard Fein

Past Boston Workmen's Circle President Mike Felsen shares his remembrances of visionary Leonard (Leibel) Fine (1934-2014). The original tribute appeared in The Jewish Advocate on Thurs., Oct. 16, 2014.

The Cloth From Which We Are Cut: Two BWC Members Commemorate Strike

Vicki Gabriner and Linda Stern, BWC members and sopranos in A Besere Velt, Boston Workmen's Circle's Yiddish community chorus, have recently had their work published in a new book.

J Street: The Art of the Possible—A film by Ben Avishai & Ken Winikur

The Paramount Center at Emerson College, 559 Washington St., Boston
  • Film at 7 pm
  • Doors at 6 pm
This gripping political documentary takes viewers inside the world of lobbying as it tracks a young, progressive advocacy group, presenting an alternative voice to the pro-Israel establishment and pushing the Obama administration to take a more active role in negotiating a two-state solution. 
Joining the filmmakers for a post screening discussion will be renowned Israeli journalist Danny Rubenstein and noted author and lecturer Bernard Avishai. 
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