Our Staff

Robyn Friend


Robyn is honored to serve the Wise Temple community as the Director of Family Engagement. She loves the emphasis Wise places on relationships, and she strives to develop meaningful programs to contribute to this mission. She works to make Jewish education and family programming fun and enlightening for both children and adults alike and hopes to help connect Jewish families to one another and to the temple.

Robyn has spent her career in various aspects of Jewish education. Prior to joining Wise, she was the Director of Education at the Valley Temple Religious School. Before relocating to Cincinnati, she was the School Counselor at The Alfred & Adele Davis Academy, the largest Reform Jewish Day School in the country. There, she helped develop each student’s academic and social/emotional learning, while fostering their Jewish identity. Further, she provided regular consultation and education to both teachers and parents to ensure student success.

Robyn holds a Master’s and Specialist degree in Education and licensure in mental health counseling, specializing in children and families. Along with her husband, Scott, and their two sons, Jordan and Joshua, Robyn loves the Wise Temple community and is pleased to be a part of the staff in this meaningful role.