Around the Circle

Carrying on the Work of Our Ancestors...Immigrant Justice at BWC Today

By pairing BWC members with asylum-seekers and folks recently released from ICE detention, the Immigrant Justice & Sanctuary Committee has created a loving community that ensures our neighbors stay warm and fed. So far, IJS has given out $44,150 to 56 individuals for a total of 109 critical grants...

We surpassed our goal - thank you!

We are so grateful for the BWC community and all of the support we received recently. You all helped us to fund hundreds of inter-generational programs, to build an equitable community, and to stand as a powerful voice for justice in Boston and Jewish communities.

We're here for you.

We want to take a moment to connect with you as we bear witness to the events unfolding in our country. Yesterday, in the face of a historic win with the first Black and Jewish senators elected in GA, we saw a white supremacist assault on our democracy...

Double Your Impact for Racial Justice

As a multiracial, diasporic, intergenerational Jewish community, we have been blazing the path towards the more just world we know is possible. Today, you have the opportunity to double your impact on our racial justice work...

Celebrating Khanike Together Through Community Art

A conversation with BWC member Emily Bhargava on the the story and collaborative process behind her incredible cut paper designs, "Looking In."

Join us in a 120-year-old tradition of support!

Despite the world being turned upside down this year, you held on to our shared values of chesed, loving kindness, and a deeply-rooted commitment to justice. Today, I'm asking you to a make a year-end gift to empower our growing community.

Lean in to Community to Soothe Election Anxiety

I remember four years ago. We all do. Then, we were shocked and unprepared - and we reached out to our community to get through it. We needed each other, and the support we could create, to hold on to the values we cherish.

Report back on racial justice training

In this enewsletter, Jen Kiok & Rachel Hess (Equity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chair) share their reflections from our racial justice training for leaders. Also inside: BWC updates, events you dont want to miss, and more! 

Virtual Community Offerings: Fall at BWC!

Every year, we publish our "Community Offerings" booklet during the High Holidays. Read through to see the powerful, nourishing, and adaptive work our committees are doing as we enter 5781.

Reflection on Rosh Hashanah

I am struck by how intimate and communal our Boston Workers Circle services can feel even over Zoom - from watching tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsburg roll in over the chat, to A Besere Velt Chorus mastering the art of online harmonizing, to the sounding of a shofar from a family living room, and Nellie's powerful d'var.