Looking to form a Jewish education that extended beyond the “four walls of the synagogue,” Michael and his wife Jill brought Workmen’s Circle back to Chicago, as we know it today, in September of 2015. The couple, along with their two sons, David and Isaac, have since discovered a cultural, exploratory variety of Judaism that aligns meaningfully with the members of its community. For them, that’s meant a renewed interest in past tradition, as in the case of their Yiddish roots, as well as active participation in social justice work of the day. As Michael sees it, Jewish culture is much richer than any one interpretation of the religion allows for. Members of Workmen’s Circle Chicago are inclined to agree with him.