Where Our Journey Began...

One hundred seventy-five years ago, a small group of people dared to dream. They began a congregational journey that would take us through building a national landmark, revolutionizing the service, and leading efforts to repair the world, all beginning right here in Cincinnati. Through the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World Wars tragic for our people, Wise Temple has led the way, moving forward to realize the vision of an exceptional leader, Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise.

This anniversary year will deepen our sense of all we can achieve together.

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