Around the Circle

Help us find our next Executive Director

Boston Workers Circle is searching for our next Executive Director. Applications are being accepted through October 31 -- learn more here!

New Israel/Palestine Principles

After more than three years of thoughtful and difficult dialogue across generations and ideologies, we officially have new guiding principles for our Israel/Palestine social justice work. Read more about the process here...

Building Reopening Updates

The staff and our Building Reopening Committee are looking forward to bringing our community back together in a manner that is safe, meaningful, accessible, and inclusive. Using lessons learned during the pandemic, we are working to make programming accessible at home and in person. So far, several concrete decisions have been made...

Parting Words from Jen Kiok, Executive Director | Announcing our interim executive director

"I spoke candidly at our Annual Member Meeting on June 23, 2021 about my time at BWC, the incredible role of our members, and my vision for the future.

I invite you to watch my speech below, and to know that I am speaking to you — that I fully believe you have the power to help shape our collective future..."

From Vilna to BWC

Photo of Bethany Basile, Deputy Director with quote about Boston Workers Circle.

Like so many, my family’s immigration story began fleeing pogroms in Vilna and landed in a Dorchester triple-decker. My great-grandparents discovered BWC in its founding days, helping them carve a path for my grandparents, my mother, and me...

Take action against violence in Sheikh Jarrah

We are saddened to witness Israel's escalation of violence against Palestinians in East Jerusalem and Gaza, particularly against Muslim worshippers at Al Aqsa mosque, all the more egregious during this holy month of Ramadan.


Leadership Transitions

We are writing today to announce that after six+ years of stellar leadership, Jen Kiok, our Executive Director, has decided to move on to a new chapter in her life. Jen has been a visionary and inspirational leader for our community...

The Ten Modern Plagues as Told by 6th Graders

Many of our incredible Shule classes contributed their social justice learnings to our Seder — I wanted to share with you the ten modern plagues, written by the Vov 6th grade class...

An Answer to Pre-Passover Questions

As Passover approaches, I am moved to ask four questions:
• How can we sustain each other during the pandemic?
• How can we celebrate Passover safely?
• How can we sing together in community?
• How can we inspire each other to...

Shabes Flames Kindle...

Members captured passing moments in time at the Haiku Workshop and Shabes. Read through their mesmerizing poems here, and join us at our upcoming Shabes this Friday.