Thanks to a new adult education program, you don’t need to go far to learn something new.

How many times has your interest been piqued by a particular speaker or topic on Judaism, only to then be dismayed to learn the lecture was happening in New York, L.A., or even Israel?

Thanks to a generous, multi-year grant from a donor, Wise Temple is now able to bring these types of conversations direct to you, and at no cost.

Introducing Distance-Wise, where all are welcome to attend any one of the below sessions happening at Wise Center, with the evening’s guest speaker joining in remotely via video conference technology. A reception will follow each event, as well as a roundtable discussion on the topic led by a Wise Temple rabbi.

“This is a special opportunity to get a great sense of what’s going on in the Jewish world, and from folks around the country,” says Rabbi Karen Thomashow. “Our speakers may be joining us from hundreds, sometimes thousands, of miles away, but each event will feel inviting and intimate.” 

Click below to register for one or several classes:

Members register here via the member portal
  • quickly register family and guests

Non-members register here


Sunday April 7, at 10:00am
Rabbi Andrea Weiss
“American Values Religious Voices: 100 Days, 100 Letters”

Dr. Andrea Weiss is the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Provost at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Previously, she served as Associate Professor of Bible at the New York campus. Dr. Weiss was ordained at HUC-JIR/New York and received her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. She served as Associate Editor of The Torah: A Women's Commentary (URJ Press, 2008), which won the Jewish Book Council's 2008 Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year Award. She has created and will discuss a highly innovative response to the emerging political landscape known as American Values Religious Voices: 100 Days, 100 Letters, which will be published by the University of Cincinnati Press this Fall. 



Questions? Alex Burte, Membership/Program Manager, 513-793-2556 or aburte@wisetemple.org