Family Engagement

Wise Rocks!

May – September Anytime

Let’s help decorate and personalize our beautiful playground! Decorate a rock with an inspirational message or drawing. Be sure to put your name on the back and head over to Wise Center at your leisure to place it around the fence of our playground. While you’re there, stay and play a while! Don’t forget to take a picture of your rock and post it on our Family Engagement Facebook page or email it to Robyn Friend.

Family Social Action:

Household Essentials Collection for New Life Furniture Bank

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in June

Founded in partnership by the Interfaith Hospitality Network, New Life Furniture Bank strives to ease the transition for families coming out of homelessness. We are collecting the following items to aid in this mission: Laundry Detergent, Bathroom Cleaner, Dishwashing Detergent, Sponges, Shampoo, Body Wash, Toilet Paper, Tissues, Hand Soap, and Hangers. Acceptable gently used items include: Towels, Sheets, Dishes, and Silverware. Please drop off any of these items to Wise Center during business hours throughout the month of June.

The families you meet at Wise Temple…

will be a part of your Jewish life for years to come. You’ll share many milestones together, from the excitement of the early years in religious school to B’nai Mitzvah and Confirmation celebrations. It’s never too early to build relationships with these families with whom you will share so much.

What our families say about engagement at Wise Temple:

  • We feel part of a community that we can call our own.
  • We connect with other parents who share our values.
  • We see our children build special friendships with other Jewish kids their age.
  • We learn and play alongside our children, creating lasting and meaningful Jewish memories.
  • We discover Jewish traditions and feel empowered to make them our own.
  • We are understood.
What Else

Some of the many opportunities

for families with children ages 4-14:

  • Family Fridays: Shabbat Services & Dinners (1st Friday of Each Month)
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Parent Education
  • Family Retreats
  • Family Social Action Projects
  • Grade-Level Family Programs: During Religious School Throughout the Year
  • Social Opportunities

"Through our relationships with one another, we find joy, insight, and belonging. This is how we strengthen the fabric of Jewish identity among our families, and this is how we begin to instill in our children a love of Judaism."