Workmen's Circle in the News

2019 News

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

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




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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