Ira Wise

Ira Wise

I love teaching at Merkaz. Our students are amazing in how they engage in our conversations – sharing their ideas and challenging us with their questions. We learn together.

Education / Expertise

Ira serves as Temple Educator at B’nai Israel in Bridgeport. He holds a Master’s degree in Jewish Education.

“I teach at Merkaz because the students come to class with questions. They really want to find answers – not from me – but by wrestling with ideas and texts and with one another. They constantly remind me of the words of Yehuda HaNasi, ‘I have learned much from my teachers, even more from my classmates, but most of all I have learned from my students.’”