Boris Schatz

This cast plaque pays tribute to Isaac Mayer Wise, the acknowledged architect of American Reform Judaism. It is inscribed with a quote from Genesis 26:12, “Isaac sowed and he reaped one hundred-fold.”

Born in Moravia in 1819, Isaac Mayer Wise immigrated to the United States in 1846 and was appointed rabbi of Congregation Beth El (today Beth Emeth) of Albany, New York.