Through Civic Engagement@Wise, Wise Temple provides an opportunity for congregants of all ages to live out their Jewish values by working together to influence systemic change.
CE@Wise focuses on societal concerns such as:
- increasing voter participation
- reducing gun violence
- criminal justice reform
- and securing reproductive rights for women
Our congregants register voters, participate in marches, lobby legislators, plan educational programs on social problems, and collect signatures to support pending legislation.
Primary absentee voting extended to April 27th
Voting is a Jewish value. CE@Wise wants to encourage you to vote, and to support your friends or family who are not online regularly and who may not have access to a printer. The Ohio Board of Elections has extended 2020 primary voting by mail. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by April 27th.
You may also be concerned about people who live in retirement communities, assisted living facilities, or nursing homes where it can be difficult to secure a ballot application. CE@Wise is contacting local facilities where this could be a problem, and offering to help with printing applications and providing instructions on how to complete them. If you would like to provide this for facilities near you, please feel free to contact Jeanne Weiland, the Wise Temple congregant who is leading this initiative. You can reach Jeanne through email at email@example.com.
CE@Wise works in partnership with RAC Ohio, a network of Reform congregations that work together to affect systemic change locally and state-wide. RAC Ohio is part of the Religious Action Center, the social justice arm of the Union of Reform Congregations.
Wise Temple is a “Brit Olam” congregation. We have signed a covenant to confront injustice at its root.