The Workers Circle in the News

2020 News

August 4, 2020: Letter: Workers Circle applauds court ruling that stops immigration wealth test

July 1, 2020: The Workers Circle statement on the NYC FY21 Budget Failing to Defund the Police by $1B

June 18, 2020: The Workers Circle Celebrates US Supreme Court DACA Decision

May 29, 2020: The Workers Circle Statement on the Murder of George Floyd

2019 News

December 11, 2019 The Workers Circle Speaks Out Against Trump’s Expected Executive Order on “Combating Anti-Semitism” (Press Release)

July 18, 2019 Broadway World – The Workmen’s Circle to Honor Father-and-Son Mark and Seth Rogen

July 18, 2019 The Forward – Seth and Mark Rogen to be Honored at Workmen’s Circle Benefit

June 20, 2019 Gothamist – Republicans attack AOC for Accurately Describing Their Immigrant Detention Camps

May 2, 2019 NBC New York – Hundreds of May Day Protesters Rally at Columbus Circle

April 3, 2019 Jewish Telegraphic Agency – What I Wish People Knew About Yiddishists

April 1, 2019 The Forward – As Jews It Is Our Duty to Stand with Undocumented Immigrants

March 31, 2019 The Chief-Leader – Fight Continues, 108-Years After ‘Triangle’ Fire

March 26, 2019 The Chief-Leader – Triangle Shirtwaist Commemoration A Reminder of Struggle Workers Face

March 25, 2019 The Chief-Leader – ‘Triangle’ Still Resonates

February 19, 2019 The Yiddish Daily Forward – Three Tours of Eastern Europe Emphasizing Yiddish Culture (In Yiddish)

2018 News

December 10, 2018 MetroSource – Tony Kushner and Ann Toback

December 2, 2018 Pix 11 – NYC begins Hanukkah celebrations

November 26, 2018 Broadway World –Workmen’s Circle Benefit Will Honor Tony Kushner

November 5. 2018 Hadassah – A New Generation is Reclaiming Yiddish

November 4, 2018 WNBC – Processing Tragedy After the PA Synagogue Shooting

September 24, 2018 Broadway World – Tony Kushner To Be Honored By Workmen’s Circle

August 29, 2018 Wall Street Journal – Schlepping to Camp to Keep Yiddish Alive




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Press Releases

December 11, 2018: The Workmen’s Circle Honors Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winning Playwright and Screenwriter Tony Kushner at its Winter Benefit on December 10, 2018

October 30, 2018: The Workmen’s Circle Announces Benefit Committee for Winter Benefit Honoring Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-Winning Playwright and Screenwriter Tony Kushner at Winter Benefit on December 10, 2018

October 21, 2018: The Workmen’s Circle Elects New President of Board of Directors, Welcomes New Members to the Board

July 9, 2018 The Workmen’s Circle’ Statement on the Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court

June 15, 2018 Jewish Letter on Family Separation

June 15, 2018 Jewish Organizations Call on Administration to End Family Separation Policy

June 15, 2018 Workmen’s Circle and Gratz College Announce Partnership to Create For-Credit College Yiddish Language Instruction Program

March 29, 2018 Workmen’s Circle Executive Director Ann Toback Presented With Clara Lemlich Award from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Memorial

March 23, 2018 Workmen’s Circle Executive Director Ann Toback Delivers Remarks at Annual Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Ceremony

August 17, 2017 Nearly 50 Jewish Organizations and Leaders Launch Petition Drive Pledging to Combat Hatred and Violence

June 6, 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning Indecent Playwright Paula Vogel Addresses Life Members of the Workmen’s Circle

May 30, 2017 Statement on Today’s Signing of the Fast Food Worker Empowerment Act From the Workmen’s Circle

December 5, 2016 Letter to Malcolm Hoenlein

December 2, 2016 The Workmen’s Circle Honors Mother-and-Son Activists Ethel Grodzins Romm and Joe Romm at Annual Winter Benefit

November 2016 Light up your Hanukkah with Latkepalooza!, a hands-on, family-friendly celebration featuring music, crafts, food, and fun

November 9, 2016 The Day After the Election, Where Do We Go? Message from Workmen’s Circle ED

October 20, 2016 Workmen’s Circle Embraces Yiddish Language Renaissance with Online Education Program

September 26, 2016 Rally to Champion the Fight For $15 Outside Hofstra University

August 8, 2016 Workmen’s Circle School Network Adopts “Not Your Parents’ Hebrew School” Curriculum to Inspire Tomorrow’s Activists

July 8, 2016 Statement on the Killings of Alton B. Sterling, Philando Castile, and the five Dallas Police Officers

June 12, 2016 Statement on Mass Shootings in Orlando, Florida

March 17, 2016 Hundreds Sign Workmen’s Circle Petition Calling on AIPAC to Withdraw Trump Invitation

July 21, 2015: Statement on the Iran Nuclear Deal

June 15, 2015: Ann Toback’s New York Wage Board Testimony

February 10, 2015: Online Yiddish Program Rapidly Expands in 2015

February 9, 2015: Taste of Jewish Culture Series Kicks of with Georgian Feast


Annual Reports