Social Justice

Solidarity and Community at As We Come Marching!

What a wonderful afternoon of music, activism and solidarity! The Boston Teachers Union hall was packed with Boston Workmen's Circle community members, union members and activists, Occupy Boston activists, folks from the Bread & Roses centennial and people who just wanted to sing "The Internationale." Read on for pictures!

Hot Topics in the Jewish Community

Temple Beth Zion, 1566 Beacon St., Brookline

Does Zionism define who's in the "tent" and who decides?

A panel discussion presenting a range of views by three Boston area rabbis - Barbara Penzner, David Starr, and Brian Walt. Moderated by Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, Dean of the Rabbinical School at Hebrew College.

Suggested donations $5-$10 at the door.

For further information, contact Boston Workmen's Circle, 617-566-6281.


From our Living Rooms to the Streets – An Intergenerational Conversation about Economic Justice

Boston Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon St, Brookline

Difficult economic conditions and the rallying cry of the Occupy movement have inspired in all of us different reflections on what it means to be part of the 99%. Over the past few months, Workmen’s Circle members and friends have been gathering for house meetings to share stories about how the economy is affecting us.  On May 6, we will gather to talk about what came up in these conversations as we begin to draft a plan for meaningful collective action.  Everyone is welcome!  You do not need to have attended a house meeting to join the conversation.

Tax Day March & Rally

Dewey Square, Boston, MA

Corporations and the 1%: Pay Your Taxes!

Justice for Farmworkers Action

Stop and Shop Corporate Office Headquarters, 1385 Hancock Street Quincy, MA

Join farmworkers and Fair Food advocates in demanding that Ahold uphold human rights and join the Fair Food Program! Just days before the Ahold (parent company of Stop and Shop) Shareholder Meeting, please join farmworkers and Fair Food allies in calling on Stop and Shop to join the Fair Food Program. The CIW recently celebrated a victory when Trader Joe's signed on to the Fair Food Program but the struggle isn't over.

Group Outing: "America's Islamic Heritage" at the ISBCC

Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, 100 Malcolm X Boulevard, Roxbury (near Roxbury Crossing)

Join the Workmen’s Circle's Jewish Muslim Relations Committee to visit the “America’s Islamic Heritage” Exhibition in the Common Word Café at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center.  

Costumes Meet Community at Gragger!

Gragger! brought together over 300 people on Saturday for a night of joyous revelry and political community. For the fifth straight year, our radical Purim party attracted a multigenerational crowd eager to “boo” at the appropriate times and dance until the wee hours of the morning. 

Rosie's Place Volunteer Day with Muslims Against Hunger

The Workmen's Circle's Jewish Muslim Relations Committee is partnering with Muslim's Against Hunger to help staff their volunteer initiative at Rosie's Place Soup Kitchen on the third Sunday of each month. This interfaith effort pairs Jews and Muslims to help prep, serve and clean up a meal. Volunteers must be 13 years+. Only a limited number of volunteer spaces are available each month. Donations to sponsor meals at $6.07 per meal are also welcome.

Lobby Day for REAL (Reform Employment Agency Law) Bill

Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston

9:30am: Bill Orientation, Room 511

10am – 12:30pm: Legislative Meetings

A Shankbone on the Seder Plate?

As a community we strive to incorporate progressive values into our Jewish practice. But it’s not always easy to agree on the issues! It’s also challenging to figure out the right balance between ancient traditions and creative adaptations of Jewish ritual.

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