The Workmen's Circle of Michigan   
Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice

Program Overview

We encourage you to click on the links below for more information about the wide variety of educational, cultural and social justice programming at The Michigan Workmen’s Circle.  Whether you’re looking to become part of the Workmen’s Circle community or to simply drop by for an occasional program, this overview is a good place to start.


  • Sunday Kumzitz - A bagel brunch featuring speakers and discussion on a variety of social issues, historical, and cultural topics.
  • Join Family School Parents to learn about and discuss Jewish history, thought, and practice from a secular perspective.
  • Circle Book Group - Readings and discussion.

  • Circle Chorus - Yiddish and social justice chorus.  No auditions and no prior knowledge of Yiddish required.
  • Yiddish Language Classes - Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
  • Yiddish Lectures - Stretch your mind and your Yiddish.
  • Yiddish Shmooze - Informal monthly conversation groups in a variety of locations.

  • Holiday Celebrations and Observances - Come together in community for major Jewish holidays and observances. Secular programs offered on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Chanukah, Purim, Passover.
  • Shabbes Community Potlucks - A time to relax and share community and food with friends and family.

  • Advocate for a shenere un besere velt far ale [a better world for all].

  • Speak out for worker and immigrant rights.

  • Help fight homelessness and hunger in our own community.

  • Support equal rights for all.

  • Shule - A secular, progressive Jewish Sunday school for children ages 4-10. Teaches Jewish culture and history rooted in a universal commitment to freedom and justice.
  • Parent Circle - Facilitated discussions for Shule parents about the joys and challenges of raising children with a Jewish identity in the context of our many family identities.