“There are a lot of organizations doing political organizing, but I think we’re working on something different here in terms of talking about it as a community. It really struck home for me when we had the Shabbat dinner for gay and lesbian marriage.”
Our success as a community, built around shared values and cultural heritage, has established Boston Workmen’s Circle as a Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice. Over 50 years ago, our predecessors purchased 1762 Beacon Street in Brookline as an investment for future generations. Now, as Boston Workmen’s Circle continues to grow in membership and programming, we've asked ourselves, “How can we do our part to invest in the future of the organization?”
To invest in our community for generations to come, we are in the process of allocating the $1 million raised for our capital campaign fund. At two meetings this spring, our membership identified four priority areas for the fund:
- Establish an endowment
- Increase building accessibility
- Carry out building maintenance & repairs, including improvements to increase energy efficiency
- Create a Community Lounge
We continue to welcome donations to the general campaign fund to help achieve these goals. We also welcome legacy gifts to our endowment, such as bequests. And we are seeking volunteers to help with each of these goals - please don't hesitate to contact us if you would like to participate.
1762 Beacon Street continues to serve as the hub and the heart of our community, even while we have accommodated growth by moving some activities off site. We want you to come to our community center often and find the comfort, warmth and infrastructure needed for the most fulfilling experience possible – whether you’re attending a lecture, a concert or a community ritual.