Around the Circle

A Philosopher’s Take on Jewish History — For Teenagers

veterans of history silver

Earlier this year, Boston Workmen's Circle published The Veterans of History: A Young Person’s History of the Jews, by member and former Shule director Mitchell Silver. In an op-ed piece for The Times of Israel, reposted here, past-President Mike Felsen shares what he learned in conversation with Silver about what led the philosopher to write this three-hundred-plus page teenager’s guide to the Jewish story.

"Jews of No Religion": The End of American Jewish Identity?

Mike Felsen

Our recent past-President Mike Felsen has written an blog post for Patheos' Conversations on Religious Trends seies. In this piece, shared here, Mike offers his perspective on where progressive "Jews of no religion" can find rich community life and identity—places like the Boston Workmen's Circle and its kindred Jewish cultural and social justice communal organizations.

In Memory of Leibel Fein

We are sad to announce the passing of beloved Boston Workmen's Circle community member and social justice activist Leonard (Leibel) Fein.

Welcome, Ann!

We are excited to welcome our new Interim Director, Ann Silverman.

Transition Update

Thanks to all of you who were able to attend our Annual Meeting! Read on for updates about our Executive Director transition.

A Time of Transition

2014 is a time of transition for Boston Workmen’s Circle.

Singing for Pete Seeger

A Besere Velt (A Better World) and Emma's Revolution made a stellar team at our Pete Seeger Tribute Concert.

Sharing Stories Across Generations

Last fall, Boston Workmen’s Circle offered several programs exploring Jewish identity and diversity. This spring, we're making the conversation about Jewish identity more personal with Sharing Our Stories: An Oral History Project on Jewish Identities and Histories.

"Savage" Ad Still Lurks

Our recent past-President Mike Felsen has written an op-ed for Haaretz about the possibility that anti-Muslim advertising could soon appear on MBTA buses and trains. We share an abridged version of his piece here

2014 Zayin Class Presentations

Congratulations to our Zayin (7th grade) class on the presentation of their Bar/Bat Mitzvah projects!