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Isaac Mayer Wise

(1819- 1900), b. Lomnička, Bohemia – An American Reform rabbi, editor, and author. He was the leading organizational genius behind the rise of American Reform Judaism in the late 19th century. He played a central role in the founding of three major Reform Jewish institutions that still exist today: The Union of American Hebrew Congregations, the Hebrew Union College and the Central Conference of American Rabbis.