Our Staff

Andrea Rapp


Andrea often introduces herself as the lucky person who gets to be our Temple’s librarian. Lucky because we have one of the largest synagogue libraries in the land, with wonderful support from our rabbis and members.

Her family has belonged to Wise Temple since they moved to Cincinnati in 1979. That family now includes two baby granddaughters. Andrea has Master’s degrees in history and library science, taught history in public school as well as Wise’s religious school, and was a day school librarian. You can see why she thinks being the Wise Temple Librarian is the perfect position. Sharing a love of Jewish history and literature with children and adults at Wise Temple is hardly what she’d call “work.”