Archive: April 2023

First full-time Rabbi (Stephen Fuchs), 1973

Posted on April 21, 2023

Rabbi Stephen Fuchs became the first full-time Rabbi of Temple Isaiah. Shortly after Rabbi Fuchs began, Temple Isaiah began holding services at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center (moving soon after to the Meeting House in Oakland Mills).

Founding, 1970

Posted on April 21, 2023

In 1970 a group of 50 people formed a new Reform congregation in Columbia, MD that became Temple Isaiah. The congregation held services in the homes of members, with some Rabbinic services provided by Rabbi Richard Sternberger.