Rabbi Ron Stern

Center for Tikkun Olam
We make meaning and change the world.

This is the Wise mission; a seven-word sentence that defines Wise and describes what being a part of the Wise community is all about.  Reflecting the core values of Reform Judaism, drawing from centuries of Jewish tradition, the Wise community seeks to improve the lives of all who dwell on Earth.  We reach deeply into our Los Angeles community by working to alleviate homelessness, increase literacy, provide for all of our children, and to end gun violence. We reach far across the seas to support projects in Israel, offer relief to refugees, and end genocide.

From early childhood to adulthood, our Wise community is committed to living our value of tikkun olam and ensuring that through our collective efforts we will fashion a world that is more humane, more sustainable, and more abundant for all God’s creatures.

The organizations below are groups we are most closely involved with throughout the year. Click on a button to learn more about each organization and how you can get involved with our caring community to make a difference in Los Angeles and abroad!

Questions? Contact Jennifer Smith, Director of Programming at JSmith@WiseLA.org or call 310.889.2265

Wise Tikkun Olam Leadership Scholarship

Grow. Lead. Change the world.

Established in 2018 to celebrate Rabbi Ron Stern’s 20 years of service to the Wise community, the Wise Tikkun Olam Leadership Scholarship supports young adults (18-26 years old) who desire to roll up their sleeves and do hands-on tikkun olam work all over the world.

To make a contribution to support the fund, visit WiseLA.org/Giving and select the Designated Funds option.

Learn about all tikkun olam initiatives at Wise and receive monthly updates from Center for Tikkun Olam