Around the Circle

BWC Contemplates the Nezboym (Maple Tree)

7 people standing and smiling in front of a blossoming lilac tree.

On the first sunny Sunday of May, our community members congregated together in the Arnold Arboretum for some shmuesn un shpatzirn (shmoozing and strolling), hosted by the Yiddish Committee.

If I can't dance...

Emma Goldman, a fiery Jewish feminist, famously said, "If I can't dance I don't want to be in your revolution." With almost twenty different member-led committees, we are a community of doers and go-getters ready to put in the work for that collective liberation. And we are a community of artists, musicians, dancers, healers, and makers!

Your role in a 100+ year history

Photograph of Beth, Rebecca, Sandy, and Meira in front of the BWC building.

Let me start by saying how honored I am to be Boston Workers Circle's new Executive Director. There are no words to express how excited I am to join you in writing BWC's next chapter.

Remembering Sid Topol

Boston Workers Circle -- among so many others -- lost a true friend, a champion, and a kindred spirit when Sid Topol died a few weeks ago, on March 30.  Sid was 97 – and he was active, engaged, passionate to the end.  A long life fully lived.

Moving through mitzrayim as a community

Reflections on our third virtual seder - it remains a powerful and meaningful reminder that to move through any narrow place we must stand together as a community...

Staff Updates and A Personal Goodbye

This spring, we're excited to welcome our new executive director and will be saying goodbye to our Director of Communications & Community Engagement.

Announcing our new Executive Director!

After an extensive search led by the Boston Workers Circle Search Committee and the Board, we are very excited and proud to announce our new Executive Director, Rebecca Hornstein. Along with her collaborative and engaging leadership, Rebecca is bringing extensive organizing skills, community care experience, and a deeply rooted passion for secular and progressive Judaism. Join us for a meet & greet on March 13!

So much gratitude for our community!

I am writing today with so much gratitude. Our BWC community raised over $100,000 during our year-end appeal to fund hundreds of intergenerational programs, to build an equitable community actively working against racism, and to stand as a powerful voice for justice in Boston and Jewish communities. In a time of so much transition, you all came together to shape a vibrant future for our community...

Solidarity with Aida Refugee Camp and 1for3

Aida Refugee camp covered in tear gas.

A call for urgent support for Palestinian garden and school projects in Aida Refugee Camp attacked by the Israeli military.

Statement on the Hostage Situation in Colleyville, Texas

We are so deeply relieved that all of the hostages at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas have been safely released. We are sending healing and comfort to the congregants, their families, and Jewish communities across the country. While our hearts ache at witnessing yet another antisemitic attack, we find solace and hope in the overflowing outreach and support from neighbors of Muslim, Christian and other faiths.