Programs for Parents

Once a month, our school offers a two-hour parent program during school hours.

Our programs for parents (as well as for adults affiliated with the Midtown Workmen's Circle School) feature speakers, movies, and book discussions, principally on Jewish and social justice themes.

Past programs have included:

  • a lecture by journalist and scholar Milton Viorst on Judaism in the Age of the Enlightenment,
  • a lively debate on the charter school movement,
  • a talk and discussion led by CUNY Professor of English Robert Lapides on his book Lodz Ghetto: Inside a Community Under Siege,
  • and a discussion led by Forward editor-at-large JJ Goldberg on the new social justice initiative he is planning for the Workmen’s Circle. 

Last year, we read and discussed selections from The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories, edited by Ilan Stavans, and Glenn Greenwald’s With Liberty and Justice for Some.

Parents and community members are encouraged to lead programs on subjects of their choice and to offer ideas for speakers and topics.