News Archive

2018 News

July 17, 2018 Arq – The Ish: Grilled Bagels + The Jewish Revolt + Our Fave Products For New Parents + Our New Moon Reading For Av

July 12, 2018 Jewish Standard – How Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Could Affect Issues that Matter to Jews

July 11, 2018 Jewish Journal – Jewish Community Leaders Respond to Supreme Court Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh

July 11, 2018 Intermountain Jewish News – The Jewish Take on Judge Kavanaugh

July 11, 2018 The Jerusalem Post – Kavanaugh nomination is war against working people say progressive Jews

July 10, 2018 Haaretz – Jewish Groups Give Mixed Reaction to Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

July 9, 2018 Jewish Telegraphic Agency -Brett Kavanaugh nomination sets up battles over abortion, health care and religion

June 27, 2018 Jewish Week – Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Ban on travel from various Muslim Countries

June 26, 2018 Jewish Telegraphic Agency – Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Ban on travel from various Muslim Countries

June 20, 2018 Tablet Magazine – Tevye Served Raw Perchik Served Hot

June 20, 2018 The Forward – The Charlotte Russe is Making a Comeback

June 16, 2018 Ann Toback on City Watch

June 14, 2018 Jewish Week: Food and Wine – Father’s Day Food Fairs

June 13, 2018 The Skint – FRI-SUN, 6/15-17: SKINT WEEKEND

June 13, 2018 Mommy Poppins – Father’s Day Weekend in NYC: Trains, Mermaids, Outdoor Adventures

June 13, 2018 Fox 5 – Taste of Jewish Culture Street Festival is this Sunday

June 13, 2018 Jewish Week – What’s Going On In NYC This Week– June 15-24

June 13, 2018 Eating in Translation – New York-area food events, June 14-24

June 11, 2018 City Guide NY-Events for Kids in New York City This Weekend – June 15-June 17

June 7, 2018 Our Town Downtown – Eats and Drinks

June 6, 2018 The New York Jewish Week – Yiddish Pop

June 6, 2018 WFUV – NYC Theatre Company Presents an All-Yiddish ‘Fiddler’

May 31, 2018 Time Out New York – 56 Amazing Things to do in June

May 30, 2018 Grub Street – What to Eat and Drink in NYC This June

May 30, 2018 Manhattan Digest – Why You Should Attend Workmen’s Circle ‘Taste of Jewish Culture’

May 30, 2018 The Jewish Week – Yiddish Hoedown In an Old Folk Shule

May 17, 2018 Metro US – How Dogs are Helping New Yorkers Learn Yiddish

April 26, 2018 Queens Chronicle – Denounce all hate

April 26, 2018 Haaretz – Letters to the Editor Not in My Name

April 19, 2018 New York Times – Poland Marks 75th Anniversary of Uprising in Warsaw Ghetto

March 15, 2018 New York Times Kids – 7 Things to do with Your Kids in NYC This Weekend

March 15, 2018 Our Town Eastsider – Inspired by the Past

March 14, 2018 The Jewish Week – Charoset four ways

March 12, 2018 Labor Press – Understanding Racism to better Fight It

February 28, 2018 Latest Buzz: Wife Of Striking Spectrum Worker Hits Back At Corp. (Starting at 11:26)

February 24, 2018 New York 1- Workers, activists rally in NYC ahead of SCOTUS unions case

February 9, 2018 Metro US – 14 amazing Valentine’s Day date ideas in NYC for Feb. 14

February 6, 2018 Arq – The Ish Newsletter 2/6/2018

February 4, 2018 The Forward – At This Jewish Camp A 95-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor Teaches Kids Yiddish

February 3, 2018 Israel Nation News – 95-year-old Holocaust survivor teaches Yiddish at a camp

February 2, 2018 Jewish Telegraphic Agency – At this Jewish camp a 95-year-old Holocaust survivor teaches kids Yiddish

February 1, 2018 Manhattan Times – Linked In Prayer and Protest

January 21, 2018 The Forward – Liberal New York Jews Must Engage With Orthodox – History Proves It

January 21, 2018 The Forward – Hundreds Of Thousands Protest Trump At Women’s Marches

January 20, 2018 Haaretz – US Jewish Groups Pick Up the Baton at anti-Trump Women’s March

January 20, 2018 The Times of Israel – Jewish groups gear up for Women’s March 2018

January 20, 2018 Wall Street Journal-Women March as Politics Equal Rights Dominate Discussion

January 19, 2018 Cleveland Jewish News – Jewish groups gear up for Women’s March 2018; Zionism controversy and all

January 19, 2018 JTA – Jewish groups gear up for Women’s March 2018

January 15, 2018 The Jewish Week Food and Wine – Deli talk with the old-timers

January 10, 2018 The Jewish Week -This Sunday School Teaches Jewish Kids Yiddish And Socialism

January 10, 2018 NY1 Noticias – Organization ‘Fast Food Justice’ Will Operate as a Union in Defense of Workers (Spanish)

January 10, 2018 El Diario – Trabajadores de fast food lanzan su organización de apoyonbsplaboral (Spanish)

January 9, 2018 ARQ – The Ish Newsletter – Sacred Sex Inside Out Bagel Grilled Cheese Why Ending Cash Bail Is A Jewish Issue

January 1, 2018 Grubstreet – 12 Excellent Things to Eat Drink and Do in New York City This January

2017 News

December 16, 2017 Times of Israel – Liberal groups celebrate Hanukkah in Trump Tower as a protest

December 16, 2017 New York Jewish Week – A Liberal Group Celebrated Chanukah In Trump Tower To Protest Trump

December 15, 2017 JTA – A liberal group celebrated Hanukkah in Trump Tower to protest Trump

December 15, 2017 The Riverdale Press – Dont move Israel capital to Jerusalem

December 14, 2017 Queens Chronicle-Bad call on Jerusalem

December 11, 2017 The Chief Leader – Teachers’ Rep Gets an A

December 10, 2017 The Boston Globe – ‘This is what democracy looks like’: 5th-graders protest immigration policy

November 30, 2017 Jew School – 18 Jewish Organizations to Support That are Not the Federations or JNF

November 30, 2017 Dog People – Yiddish for Dogs

November 22, 2017 Broadway World – See AWAKE AND SING Off-Broadway and Take a Yiddish Theater Walking Tour

November 15, 2017 Mediasota-The Workmen’s Circle to Honor American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten at Annual Winter Benefit on November 30

November 15, 2017 City Limits – The Workmen’s Circle to Honor American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten at Annual Winter Benefit on November 30

November 9, 2017 The Forward – Forverts Editorial: Whats Our Agenda

October 31, 2017 Tablet – Why Economic Justice Is an Existential Issue for American Jews

October 30, 2017 Fox 5 – Teaching New York City dogs Yiddish (video)

October 30, 2017 Fox 5-Teaching New York City dogs Yiddish

October 26, 2017 Babbel Magazine – In New York City The Dogs Speak Yiddish

October 16, 2017 NTD TV Coverage of Yiddish for Dogs 

October 15, 2017 NBC – Dogs and Their Owners Practice Yiddish in Central Park

October 15, 2017 amNewYork Facebook Live at Yiddish for Dogs

October 11, 2017 The Forward – Toronto Food Fest Shows Can-Jew Attitude

October 1, 2017 Kristen Shaughnessy interviews Ann Toback and Miguel Rodriguez about the upcoming Yiddish for Dogs event in Central Park
Post-taping twitter interview

September 28, 2017 The Forward – Dont Knock Yiddish For Dogs Until You’ve Tried It (Op-Ed by Ann Toback)

September 26, 2017 The Forward – New York Values Run Amuck Ex-Socialists Teach Dogs Commands In Yiddish

September 25, 2017 West Side Rag – Morning Bulletin Training Dogs in Yiddish A Messy Real Estate Fight Madonnas Missed Opportunity

September 25, 2017 Haaretz – Jewish Insiders Daily Kickoff September 25 2017

September 23, 2017 jmedia.online-Yiddish for Dogs pets lead the way in preserving Jewish language

September 22, 2017 enlacejudio -EN NUEVA YORK DAN CLASES DE YIDDISH, ¡PARA PERROS!

September 20, 2017 The New York Times – In Central Park Teaching Dogs to Sit in Yiddish

August 28, 2017 The Chief Leader- Public Employee Unions Rally for Cable Workers

August 24, 2017 WWD-Workers United’s Edgar Romney to Lead New Yorks Labor Day Parade as Grand Marshal

August 2, 2017 Tablet-Summer in the Golden City

June 19, 2017 Eating In Translation-Taste of Jewish Culture

June 18, 2017 Times Square Chronicles-Happy Fathers Day From T2C With Some Last Minute Ideas For Dad

June 17, 2017 TOJC Street Festival on Fox 5

June 17, 2017 Foodie Pleasure-2017 Taste of Jewish Culture Street Festival

June 16, 2017 dnainfo: 9 Things To Do in Your Manhattan Neighborhood This Weekend

June 15, 2017 New York Daily News: Check out these summer festivals and street fairs in New York City

June 15, 2017 LaborPress: Workmen’s Circle Leader Urges Stronger Coalitions to Counter Hate

June 14, 2017 Metro New York: Fathers Day 7 things to do in NYC that are better with Dad

June 14, 2017 BroadwayWorld: Annual NYC Event This Sunday Taste of Jewish Culture

June 14, 2017 citylimits.org-Diversity is Delicious Theme of the Workmens Circles Fourth Annual Taste of Jewish Culture Street Festival

June 14, 2017 The Nation: Can Berniecrats Reclaim the Democratic Party

June 13, 2017 New York Jewish Week: Whats Going On In NYC This Week

June 9, 2017 BroadwayWorld: INDECENT Playwright Paula Vogel Addresses Life Members of the Workmen’s Circle

June 6, 2017 Queens Ledger – Empowering act

June 4, 2017 Emma’s Torch and the Workmen’s Circle on 106.7 LITE FM

June 1, 2017 GrubStreet: 13 Excellent Things to Eat Drink and Do in New York City This June

May 25, 2017 The Straits Times – Jewish languages forgotten in exile

May 15, 2017 NY Post – Beyond Sushi is on a roll with expansion (Street Festival mentioned in column)

May 9, 2017 Huffington Post – A May Day of Activism

May 5, 2017 MoveOn.org May Day video

May 1, 2017 AM New York – May Day protests Photos of the NYC demonstrations

May 1, 2017 Activists Protest Non-Union Construction At JTS – The Forward

April 28, 2017 This New York City Sunday school teaches Jewish kids Yiddish — and socialism — Jewish Journal

April 27, 2017 St Louis Jewish Light National And World News – This Sunday school teaches Jewish kids Yiddish and socialism

April 27, 2017 This Sunday school teaches Jewish kids Yiddish — and socialism – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

April 7, 2017 What Are Your Modern Day Plagues? – The New York Times

April 2, 2017 Matzapalooza Featured on NY1

March 27, 2017 Hanukkah Party At Trump Hotel? Azerbaijan Envoy Asks What’s The Big Deal

March 27, 2017 Remember the Hanukkah party at Trump’s hotel? Azerbaijani envoy doesn’t get the kerfuffle – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

March 24, 2017 Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire – The Huffington Post

March 23, 2017 Yiddish Cultural Seders Provide Alternative Way to Celebrate Exodus From Egypt – The Forward

March 22, 2017 Hey NYC, come to Matzapalooza for learning, songs and plague costumes

March 12, 2017 Ann Toback on BALCONY Common Ground Radio

March 11, 2017 Ann Toback and Peter Pepper on WBAI

March 9, 2017 “Letter to the Editor: New Yorkers for immigrant rights“

March 6, 2017 “From Shushan to Avenue J! Bans and walls are not OK!” – BKLYNER

March 5 , 2017 Jewish organizations celebrate Purim in Midwood

February 23, 2017 Symposium of Sweets – The Jewish Week – Food & Wine

February 22, 2017 Connecting To Jewish Heritage — Through Dessert

Febrary 17, 2017 Opposition from labor and activists force Puzder’s hand – New York Amsterdam News

February 15, 2017 Dessert tasting celebrates Jewish heritage in Brooklyn

February 3, 2017 Brooklyn Heights Deli To Host Jewish Dessert Heaven – Brooklyn Heights, NY Patch

February 1, 2017 Not backing down

January 26, 2017 Thousands of New Yorkers Reject Donald Trump’s Anti-Immigration Policies

January 26, 2017 Demonstrators, Civil Rights Orgs Rally in Defense of Immigrants, Muslims after Executive Orders – NBC News

January 22, 2017 Staten Island marchers: ‘We are stronger together’ – SILive

January 20, 2017 Jewish Groups Mobilize for March on Washington

January 13, 2017 Why I’m Marching – The Huffington Post

January 9, 2017 This Saturday Take Activism Offline And Into Daily Life

2016 News

December 18, 2016 City Families Celebrate Hanukkah Early With ‘Latkepalooza’

December 16, 2016 Hanukkah Event at a Trump Hotel Highlights a Rift Among Jews – The New York Times

December 15, 2016 Circle Up: Midtown Workmen’s Circle School engages young Jewish students in social issues

December 14, 2016 Yiddish comes alive at Midtown language program

December 14, 2016 Jewish groups opt for White House bash over Trump hotel Hanukkah party

December 12, 2016 We Must Say “Never Again” and Mean it! _ The Huffington Post

December 12, 2016 GOSH!ABOUT The Workmen’s Circle Winter Benefit

December 12, 2016 Anti-Trump boycott of Hanukkah event will hurt Muslim-Jewish ties, leaders say — JNS

December 10, 2016 Jewish groups divided over Hanukkah party at Trump hotel – TheHill

December 9, 2016 Jews Choose Trump Plans Pro-Trump Rally in D.C

December 8, 2016 8 liberal Jewish groups to skip Conference of Presidents party at Trump’s DC hotel – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

December 8, 2016 6 Jewish groups to skip Conference of Presidents party at Trump’s DC hotel – The Times of Israel

December 8, 2016 8 Liberal Groups Boycott Presidents Conference Hanukkah Party at Trump Hotel – Forward

December 7, 2016 Are diplomats lining up at Trump Hotel to curry favor?

December 7, 2016 Ann Toback’s Op-Ed In Haaretz: ‘Business as Usual?’ Jewish Groups Must Not Fail Their First Trump Test

December 6, 2016 There’s Going To Be A Hanukkah Party At A Trump Hotel And These Jews Aren’t Happy – The Huffington Post

December 5, 2016 Trump Meets With Al Gore on Climate Change While House G.O.P

December 5, 2016 Liberal Jewish Workmen’s Circle Denounces Presidents Conference Hanukkah Party at D.C. Trump Hotel Hosted With Azerbaijan – Forward

December 1, 2016 The Workmen’s Circle Honors Mother-&-Son Activists Ethel Grodzins Romm & Joe Romm – World Liberty TV 

December 1, 2016 The Workmen’s Circle to Honor Activists Ethel Grodzins Romm & Joe Romm at 2016 Winter Benefit

November 29, 2016 New York Nonprofit Daily

November 29, 2016 Politicians Among 26 Arrested in Zuccotti Park Fair-Pay Protest, NYPD Says – Financial District – DNAinfo New York

November 28, 2016 ROOSEVELT ISLANDER: Roosevelt Island Resident Ethel Romm and Son Joe Romm Honored By The Workmen’s Circle For Generation To Generation Activism Thursday December 1

November 19, 2016 Liberal Jewish groups to Trump: Condemn anti-Semitism, dump Bannon – The Times of Israel

November 18, 2016 Americans for Peace Now: Open Letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump from Jewish American Organizations

November 14, 2016 3 Ways Our Progressive Traditions Will Help Us in the Age of Donald Trump – The Forward

November 10, 2016 New York Nonprofit Media – 2016 Election: Your Reactions

October 20, 2016 The Workmen’s Circle to Honor Activists Ethel Grodzins Romm & Joe Romm at 2016 Winter Benefit – Broadwayworld

October 17, 2016 Ann Toback on WPLJ 95.5: Bill Ayers’ Community Connection Show

September 29, 2016 Discussion in Manhattan Shines Spotlight on Life and Work of Studs Terkel 

September 26, 2016 Jewish Organizations Unite to Tackle Poverty

August 25, 2016 Workmen’s Circle I.L. Peretz Jewish School of Long Island Adopts “Not Your Parents’ Hebrew School” Curriculum

August 22, 2016 The Workmen’s Circle I.L. Peretz Jewish School of Long Island Adopts “Not Your Parents’ Hebrew School” Curriculum to Inspire Tomorrow’s Activists – Herald Community Newspapers

August 16, 2016 Workmen’s Circle School Network Adopts ‘Not Your Parents’ Hebrew School’ Curriculum to Inspire Tomorrow’s Activists – City Limits

August 14, 2016 Ann Toback on State of the Union with Chris Policano WNYE 91.5 FM