About Isaac M. Wise Temple

What you’ll find here:

Community

A modern, vibrant and enduring Reform Jewish community inspired by the innovative vision of Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, founder of the American Reform Movement.

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Worship

A variety of worship experiences— tradition-based, meditative, musical, interactive—so you can choose the right service for you.

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Study

A focus on lifelong learning, including a progressive religious school and a unique approach to adult learning.

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Good Deeds

A commitment to good deeds that has spanned decades, engaged nearly 1,000 congregants and contributed to dozens of organizations throughout the Cincinnati area.

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Two Locations

One congregational family with two beautiful houses of worship: a suburban location (Wise Center) and a breathtaking historic urban location (Plum Street Temple).

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Home

A meet-you-where-you-are approach. No matter where you come from or what you seek, there is something for you at Wise Temple.

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Welcoming Diversity

We are a rich tapestry of congregants, comprised of:

  • single, married, divorced and blended families,
  • interfaith couples,
  • widows and widowers,
  • adult partners–gay and straight–with no children, and
  • adults with biological, nationally and internationally adopted children.

We honor and welcome these differences. While our life stories may all be different and defy easy categorization, we all have a home in the Wise Temple community.

Our Vision

We are a modern, vibrant, and enduring Reform Jewish community inspired by the innovative vision of Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, founder of the American Reform Movement.

Our Mission

Our sacred community cultivates deep multi-generational connections with Reform Judaism, each other, God, and the world around us through meaningful worship, lifelong Jewish learning, and acts of good deeds.

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EXPLORE WHAT WISE TEMPLE CAN OFFER YOU BY:

  • signing up for our weekly e-newsletter, WiseBytes
  • calling us with questions
  • scheduling time with our rabbis or staff
  • trying our services, classes or events
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