The Workmen’s Circle’s unique learning programs combine Jewish cultural heritage and social justice activism to create a more beautiful and better world for all – a shenere un besere velt far ale in Yiddish. Learning is a hallmark of Jewish tradition and identity. Our innovative, meaningful, and inviting learning experiences engage our students as active participants in their Jewish education. As a result, children build strong Jewish cultural literacy and a progressive Jewish identity to help them define who they are and what they believe in a complex world.
We are an open and affirming community for all kinds of families, including LGBT, interfaith, and many others. Because we care for and sustain our children and families, our schools are adaptable to the needs, cultural diversity, and communal desires of the communities in which they reside.
Each Workmen’s Circle school has its own personality. As a network, they also share some common features. For example, most Workmen’s Circle learning programs meet two to three time a month after school or on weekends and celebrate holidays as a community.