Two Houses of Worship

Our active, vibrant Cincinnati Reform Jewish congregation enjoys two beautiful and diverse settings for worship, study, good deeds and community.


720 Plum Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Thursday mornings, by appointment only.
Contact: Executive Director, Jeff Stern

Historic. Urban. Majestic. Extraordinary. Where you can’t help feeling the history, tradition and awe.

Constructed in 1866, Historic Plum Street Temple is the fountainhead of Reform Judaism in America and one of only two Byzantine-Moorish style temples in the country. Plum Street Temple is not, however, just a museum to the past; it is a living, dynamic sanctuary used for some Shabbat services, lifecycle events, programs and other religious functions.


8329 Ridge Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236

Office hours:
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm

Contemporary. Suburban. Warm. Inviting. Where you can’t help wanting to be actively engaged.

Located on 30 wooded acres in Amberley Village, Wise Center houses:

  • a large Religious School with 24 classrooms, program room, art room and unique open room for our youngest students.
  • a beautiful chapel.
  • a versatile social hall and board room.
  • one of the largest congregation-owned libraries in North America, with over 22,000 items.
  • the rabbinic and administrative offices.
  • indoor and outdoor play spaces


Wise Temple is committed to making our facilities, services and programs accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Hearing Devices are available at all services in both locations. Please ask an usher for assistance.

Large Print Prayer Books are available in Mishkan Tefilah. Please ask an usher for assistance.

Handicap parking spaces are available and a handicap door is located at the front of the Wise Center building.

A lift/outside elevator is available at the 8th Street entry to Plum Street Temple. Please contact Heather Spegal at 513.793.2556 a few days before your visit, so that we can arrange to assist you.

Seating for wheelchairs and walkers is available in both locations.