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Mazel Tov, Wise Temple!

On February 26, 1842, a small group of German-Jewish immigrants here in Cincinnati officially became a congregation. Eleven years later, they elected a man as their spiritual leader who would not only set their future course, but also that of Reform Judaism as the world now knows it: Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise.

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Inside Plum Street Temple

There’s a folk wisdom saying, “If your mind can conceive it, and your heart can believe it, then you can achieve it,” which personifies the history of the Plum Street Temple.

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Wise Temple Kicks Off a Season of Celebrations

It is a special year for Wise Temple. The Reform congregation has not one, but two big milestones to recognize: 175 years as a congregation and 150 years since the opening of Plum Street Temple.

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