Wise Hybrid Learning


From hundreds of miles away, experience great thinkers and ideas up close and personal.

  • Sundays, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Wise Center & Zoom

How many times has your interest been piqued by a speaker or topic on Judaism, only for you to learn that the lecture was happening in New York, L.A. or even Israel? Wise Hybrid Learning brings conversations with the world’s most renowned Jewish thinkers directly to you, either in person or via Zoom.

Questions? Contact Celeste Lawler at 513.793.2997 or clawler@wisetemple.org

2023-2024 Schedule

Jewish Comic Book Characters

Dr. Jennifer Caplan, Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati Chair in Judaic Studies, University of Cincinnati

February 11

Jennifer Caplan highlights the curious history of some of Marvel and DC Comics’ most notable Jewish characters. We will discuss the histories of Magneto, The Thing, Ragman, and Kitty Pride with a particular focus on the way Jewish writers and non-Jewish writers envisioned the characters differently.

How to Have Hard Conversations with Your Kids: A Soulful Parent’s Guide

Dasee Berkowitz

March 10

War, a hostage crisis, and antisemitism are not child’s play. Many parents are struggling with how to talk to their children about current events. Join Dasee Berkowitz, author of Becoming a Soulful Parent: A path to the wisdom within (Kasva Press: 2020), for a reflective session that is grounded in Jewish wisdom and will guide you toward more soulful conversations with your kids.

Dasee Berkowitz is an educator, executive facilitator, coach, and author. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, she lives in Jerusalem with her husband and three children. Read more about her here soulfulparent.com.

A Conversation with a Reform Rabbi in

Rabbi Ayala

April 14

Rabbi Ayala Samuels, the current chair of Maram: Council of Reform Rabbis in Israel, joins in conversation with Rabbi Kamrass. What is the state of Reform religious thought and practice in Israel, and how is the rapidly changing Israeli political landscape impacting progressive Judaism in Israel?