Upcoming Events

Holiday celebrations, trips, and special programs bring together families, community members, and teen group members.

Our events are multigenerational, with children and adults learning and celebrating together.

New and prospective members are welcome at all events. If you would like to learn more about the upcoming events below, please contact us or join our Facebook group page.

Create Games for the Purim Carnival

Children of all ages! Join us to learn about Purim, build, paint, and practice running carnival games for the Youth-built-Youth-run Purim Carnival.

Sunday, March 1st from 1pm to 4pm
Union Temple Social Hall: 17 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn.
Accessible by elevator, though nearby 2/3 train to Grand Army Plaza and Q to 7th Avenue are not wheelchair accessible.

Parent Program: Environmental Activism

Parent Program: Environmental Activism with Mimi Bluestone and Basia Yoffe

Basia Yoffe and Mimi Bluestone are Midtown Workmen's Circle Shule parents from an earlier generation.

Basia writes about environmental topics for Jewish Currents and will talk about green developments in the Jewish community.

Mimi will talk about fossil fuel divestment as a crucial element of the movement to confront climate change

Sunday, March 1
11:15 AM
247 West 37th St, 5th Floor
New York, NY

Homantaschen Bake and Carnival Build

Children of all ages! Help bake Homentaschen and put final touches on Carnival games for the Sunday, March 8th Purim Carnival.

Tuesday, March 3rd starting at 4pm
Union Temple Social Hall: 17 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn.
Accessible by elevator, though nearby 2/3 train to Grand Army Plaza and Q to 7th Avenue are not wheelchair accessible.

Purim Carnival

Hosted by the Aftselakhis Spectacle Committee, JFREJ, and the Workmen's Circle.

A sumptuous, topsy turvy, social justice-themed Purim carnival featuring hand-made carnival games designed and built by kids and youth. Featuring an excerpt from the Aftselakhis Spectacle Committee's Purimshpiel!

Fun for all ages! Wear a costume of your own, or dress up from our costume chest and strike a pose in our photo booth.

1-4 PM
Union Temple
17 Eastern Parkway at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
2/3 to Brooklyn Museum, Q to 7th Ave, S to Botanic Gardens

All are invited to help create the carnival and Purim spectacle on February 15th, March 1st and March 3rd.

National Workmen’s Circle’s Proudly Progressive Cultural Seder

This beautiful annual event brings together generations of Workmen’s Circle activists, members, and their friends and family for a meaningful ceremony and delicious meal.

Sunday, March 22, 1:00 PM
United Federation of Teachers Headquarters
Shanker Hall, 52 Broadway, NYC
New York, NY 10036

Tickets: $72 for adults and $36 for children under 13
RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 212-889-6800

Family Passover Seder

Family Passover Seder at the Midtown Workmen’s Circle School

Join us to celebrate, learn, and tell stories in our ever-popular secular family seder.

We’ll eat traditional foods, sing favorite songs in Yiddish, Hebrew, and English, perform skits, and connect the ancient story with contemporary social justice themes.

The seder will be potluck. Please rsvp to to sign up.

March 29, 2015
247 West 37 St, 5th Floor
New York, NY
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

B’nei Mitsve Bike Ride and End-of-Year Picnic

In this fun annual event our b’nei mitsve class raises money for a cause or causes of their choice.

Join us in Central Park to ride, scoot, picnic, schmooze, and celebrate another great year of shule.

June 15, 2015
Time and exact location t.b.a.

B’nei Mitsve Celebration at Camp Kinder Ring

We are so proud of our b’nei mitsve students!

This collective ceremony, held at the Workmen’s Circle’s Camp Kinder Ring in the beautiful Hudson Valley, is the culmination of their shule experience.

Students will present their core projects, oral history interviews, Torah portions, and social justice projects.

Music, dancing, food, swimming, and sports will follow. For all our families, this is a chance to kvell.

Saturday, June 21
Camp Kinder Ring, Hopewell Junction, NY