Registration for the 2018–19 school year is open! Visit the national Workmen’s Circle website to enroll. Students are welcome to join at any time throughout the year.


The Chicago Workmen’s Circle School is a vibrant community of children, families, and talented educators welcoming everyone interested in Jewish cultural learning with a social justice focus. We believe that a Jewish cultural education in childhood is an essential foundation for a meaningful and fulfilling life.

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Our school invites students and families to become hands-on collaborators in their education. Together, we explore and strengthen our Jewish identities through music, language, dance, stories, art, field trips, and much more.

Our doors are open to all families, including interfaith, LGBTQ, and single-parent families, as well as special needs children. If you share our vision to build a shenere un besere velt far ale (a better and more beautiful world for all, in Yiddish), there’s a place for you here!

We meet for classes approximately twice a month on Sunday mornings. For upcoming classes and other community gatherings, see the Events page.

Visiting Emma Goldman's Grave2017 field trip to Radical Row at the Forest Home Cemetery


Tot Circle

Tot Circle programming is for infants and children up to 4 years of age, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Tot Circle meets on the same dates as Sunday school, from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. The program features age-appropriate hands-on activities, interactive Yiddish learning, movement, songs and story time.

Tot Circle meeting