Rabbi Stephen Wise

Rabbi Stephen Wise is the spiritual leader of Shaarei-Beth El Congregation of Oakville, Ontario. Rabbi Wise is excited to be part of a congregation as diverse, storied, and unique as SBE: leading meaningful worship experiences for all, teaching thought-provoking courses for adults and children, providing inspiring programming and being a catalyst for social activism.

Before joining SBE, Rabbi Wise spent two years as the assistant Rabbi at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton, Florida. Rabbi Wise was ordained by the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in May of 2005, and has a BA from the University of Toronto and an MA from Brandeis University.

Rabbi Wise sits on the council of the Reform Rabbis of Greater Toronto and is part of the Conference of North American Rabbi’s prayerbook committee. Locally, Rabbi Wise is the chair of the Interfaith Council of Halton, and a member of the Halton Police Service multi-faith taskforce. Rabbi Wise is an aspiring author of children’s books and published book on Israel – Israel: Repairing the World.

Rabbi Wise and his wife Cheryl, the director of Education at SBE, have 3 young children, Jacob, Talia and Alexa.

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Rabbi Stephen Wise teaches children at his synagogue’s religious school about Israel through his book “Israel Repairing the World.