Workmen’s Circle Officer Sylvia Klein

Published December 30, 2005, issue of December 30, 2005.


Sylvia Klein, a 70-year member of the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring, died December 21. She was 88.

Klein’s involvement with the Workmen’s Circle began as a student and camper. She served several terms on the organization’s national executive board and was chair of its national education committee. Klein also recorded a stint as its national vice president. In 2004, she received the organization’s lifetime achievement award. She was also a member of the Forward Association, which publishes this newspaper.

“Her family life, her social life, all revolved around the organization,” said Bob Kaplan, executive director emeritus of the Workmen’s Circle.

Klein is survived by two daughters, Seena Parker and Maxine Greenspan.

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