A Bisl: Member to Member Learning Exchange

What is A Bisl? In Yiddish, it means “a little bit.” For Boston Workers Circle members, it means a chance to learn and share a little bit about a topic that excites you


In this time of isolated virtual reality, we're hearing from members that folks want places to connect. So, in collaboration with the Adult Education Committee, BWC is opening up this virtual member to member learning exchange series, A Bisl.


These member offerings will take place over Zoom. The line-up below will be updated regularly so check back for new topics.


Can you teach a skill, lead a discussion, hold a supportive space, share some expertise? Share a little bit of your knowledge, magic, and interests with the community. Click here to lead your own session.


Haiku Now 

Led by Jeannie Martin

Sunday, January 3rd, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET


Haiku is a short nature poem of direct, immediate experience. In haiku we connect deeply with the natural world and with each other. In our time together we will learn about haiku: its form, structure and history; read many haiku, both famous and not so famous, and try our hands at writing haiku using easy prompts.


Anyone age 14 and older is invited to this supportive, fun workshop.


REGISTER HERE for Haiku Now.


To contribute to the support of BWC and for this class, we'd appreciate a donation, if possible, of $5 - $10 per person. DONATE HERE.


Jeanne Martin has been writing haiku since the late 1990s when she joined the Boston Haiku Society. The author of several chapbooks of haiku, she has also published in a number of haiku anthologies and journals. She teachers haiku in a variety of community settings including the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, senior centers, nursing homes, and in a prison where she does haiku with men serving life sentences. She also leads haiku retreats in places like Oklahoma, North Carolina, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In 2013, her book, Clear Water: a haiku invitation into our luminous, sacred world was published by a collective in Oklahoma, Red Moon Publications. She is most invested in bringing haiku to marginalized populations, and is currently working with formerly homeless older men in Boston.



REGISTER HERE for Haiku Now. 


Feeling inspired? Click here to lead your own session.

Questions about A Bisl? Email maddy@circleboston.org.










-Like Leafless Branches Coming Back to Life: A Sukkes Willow Workshop, led by Ayelet Yonah Adelman and Liz Krushnic


-Making Meaning at Home during COVID 19, led by

Rosa Blumenfeld


-Zing Mit Mir, Sing with Me, led by Pauli Katz



-Letters That You Will Not Get: Women’s Voice from the Great War, led by Susan Werbe



-Parenting Through Covid: Support for Families with Young Children, led by Sandy Sachs


-Drawing 101!, led by Megan Smith


-Self-Organized Learning: A Community Experience, led by Daniel Nahum


- Basic Spanish Conversation, led by Susan Langus


-Resisting Anti-Muslim Racism in a Pandemic, a Discussion with Fatema Ahmad, 

ED of Muslim Justice League



-Klezmer Spiel: Learn a Tune!, led by Uri Schreter


-Simon Dzigan: a Yiddish Comedian in WWII Soviet Union, led by Miriam Isaacs


-Pronouns 101 and Practice, led by Sam Slate


-Reparations 101, led by Nakhie Faynshteyn and Lynne Layton


-Queer Futures Workshop, led by Jacey Eve



Feeling inspired? Click here to lead your own session.

Questions about A Bisl? Email maddy@circleboston.org.