In 1909, the Seattle Branch 304 of the Workmen's Circle is organized. Known as the Arbeiter Ring in Yiddish, it is officially a socialist worker's organization although its activities are more social than socialist and its early membership consists of many small business entrepreneurs. Early activities include summer picnics, festive observances of the Jewish holidays, New Year's Eve celebrations in downtown hotels, banquets, and lectures.
Lee Micklin, "Workmen's Circle," Cyberpedia Library, (www.historylink.org).
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