Family Engagement

Relationships. Memories. Traditions.

A Jewish community for school aged kids and their families


Wise Rocks!

Let’s help decorate and personalize our beautiful new playground! During this time of social-distancing, and beyond, 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 new playground. While you’re there, explore the rocks other families have created. Although we can’t physically be together right now, let’s connect with one another through our art. 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 at

Grade-Level Telephone Game

School’s out for summer! Let’s stay connected over the break through a fun game of telephone. Register to have your name and number added to a class list that will be distributed to your classmates. Once the game starts, wait for a call from a Wise Temple friend to pass along the secret Hebrew message, along with the next person on the list for you to call. Let’s see which grade can finish the game the fastest while managing to keep the secret message the same. Registration is requested by May 20th. The game begins June 1st. Questions? Contact Robyn Friend at

Sign up here to play


Family Social Action: Phone Pals Program for Religious School Families

At a time that’s isolating for so many, consider joining a cause that fosters both social connection and tikkun olam. Our Religious School families are invited to sign up to make a weekly social phone call to an elder in our community. It’s uplifting for our senior citizens to hear youthful voices. Children under 13 must participate with an adult, and families are encouraged to make the calls together. Teens may participate independently or with their families.

Register to participate here

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."