Staff and Teachers


Photo of Jen and childrenJen Kiok
Executive Director

Jen Kiok is a lifelong activist with a deep commitment to justice. For the past 15 years she has worked as a community-based educator, using education as a tool for social change. Jen identifies as a secular Jew and a spiritual Jew who feels a deep sense of connection with her ancestors. She believes that we have a collective responsibility to work in solidarity with people whose identity mirrors the identity of our ancestors and envisions a Workmen's Circle community in which we work hard to take care of each other and the world. Jen loves spending time in nature with her husband, Seth, and their children, Rose and Jonah.

Reach Jen at 617-566-6281 or

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Liz Krushnic

Youth & Community Organizer

Liz Krushnic is a Newton native with a BA in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality studies from Wesleyan University. Prior to the Boston Workmen's Circle, Liz worked at the Let's Get Movin' Program of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center as an after school program leader, case manager and garden coordinator. For the past few years Liz has been attending high holiday services at BWC and loving them. She is thrilled to join the BWC team as the Youth and Commnuity Organizer. In her free time, she can be found in her garden eating husk cherries or in the kitchen preserving the bounty from her CSA. Liz is a fellow at JOIN for Justice.

Reach Liz at 617-566-6281 or by email at


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Jenny Silverman

Education Director

Jenny Silverman has been a longtime member and leader of Boston Workmen's Circle. As a former Shule parent and Shule teacher, she brings a passion for social justice and secular Jewish identity to her current role as Shule Education Director.

Jenny spent 22 years working at Red Sun Press, a worker-cooperative that prints for the movement for social change. Jenny is currently working on the development of a new community and worker owned food co-op in Dorchester, where she has lived for the past 35 years. Jenny loves singing with A Besere Velt, and working with her husband, Shule music teacher Bob Follansbee, in their community garden.

Reach Jenny at 617-272-5917 or by email at

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Beatrice Yakubovich

Office Administrator

Beatrice was born in Moldova, a small country near Romania (one of the former Soviet Union republics). Beatrice attended college in Moscow, where she met her husband. Together with their son, the family immigrated to the United States in 1995. They lived in New York for three years before moving to Boston, where her daughter was born in Boston. At the present time, Beatrice is enjoying working at Boston Workmen's Circle.

Reach Beatrice at 617-566-6281 or by email at



Sunday School Teachers

Circle Playtime: Meira Soloff
Kindergarten: Lily Sieradzki
Alef (1st grade): Sarah O'Connor
Beyz (2nd grade): Sarah Robins
Giml (3rd grade): Pauline Katz
Daled (4th grade): Celia Lechtman
Hey (5th grade): Mirah Sand
Vov (6th grade): Nellie Shippen
Zayin (7th grade): Megan Wolf
Music: Bob Follansbee

TASC Coordinator

Liz Krushnic

Yiddish Teachers

Max Edwards
Lillian Shporer Leavitt
Lily Weitzman