Social Justice

Social Justice

A core expression of our Jewish identity at the Boston Workmen’s Circle Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice is the pursuit of a besere velt — a better world. We weave that commitment into every layer of the community, including our holiday rituals, arts and culture programming, and our children’s Sunday School.

1913: Seeds of Conflict -- Israel-Palestine Film Series

1762 Beacon St, Brookline

Movie Poster PBSThe Mideast Working Group and the Adult Education Committee invite you to attend a screening of 1913: Seeds of Conflict at the BWC building at 7 PM on Wednesday, October 7.

Boston Workmen's Circle Supports Iran Deal

Guided by our Jewish and progressive values, the Boston Workmen's Circle strongly supports Congressional endorsement of the agreement to curtail Iran's ability to develop nuclear weapons.

Report Back: Notes from Our Annual Meeting

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Annual Meeting on June 17th! It was a powerful evening of visioning together.  If you missed it, there's still many ways to get involved. We spent much of the evening in 4 breakout groups: 


  1. Building an Inclusive, Inter-generational Community
  2. Caring for Each Other/Life Cycle Support
  3. Racial Justice, Internal
  4. Racial Justice, External


368 Drake Hill Rd. Albany, NH 03818
Join other BWC members for a fun filled weekend in the White Mountains.

Executive Director Jen Kiok and BWC Respond to Charleston, SC Massacre

Last night 60 members of our community gathered at our annual meeting to talk about building a more inclusive, caring, inter-generational community that works together towards racial justice.
As we gathered with our community in Boston, members of The Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church gathered with their community in Charleston, SC. Their prayer service turned into a hate filled racist massacre.    

Boston Workmen's Circle Annual Meeting

1762 Beacon St, Brookline, 2nd Floor

Fun Dor Tsu Dor / From Generation to Generation


GBIO May 12th Action

Over 1800 energized and raucous GBIO members and allies gathered on May 12th at Trinity Church on Copley Square for GBIO’s Mass Assembly and Action, including 20 members of Workmen’s Circle.  Those assembled made up a very diverse group of people spanning the range of racial, class and geographic differences that make up Greater Boston, and were there to speak truth to power and build working relationships with them.

Report Back: A Community Conversation on Racial Justice

“If the world is sick, can’t no one be well and I dreamt we were all beautiful and strong.”

On April 26th, 35+ members of the Boston Workmen's Circle (BWC) community gathered for a community conversation on racial justice.  After gathering to protest police violence at Chanukah and to lift up #Black Lives Matter at our Passover seder, this was an opportunity to reflect and strategize about our long term commitment to racial justice: Where have we succeeded in working for racial justice as a community and where have we missed the mark?

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