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'Moment' is here for rabbi, Fulton congregation at Temple Isaiah
'Moment' is here for rabbi, Fulton congregation at Temple Isaiah

Temple Isaiah has had just three rabbis since it was founded in 1973. Stephen Fuchs led the reform temple from 1973 to 1986, and Mark J. Panoff was its rabbi from 1986 through 2012. The third is Craig Axler, who moved to Howard County from Pennsylvania to take the job in July. He will be officially installed on Saturday, March 23 in a ceremony in the Fulton synagogue combining ritual, entertainment, education and food. Axler, easygoing and talkative, said there's no set rule about how much time must pass between a rabbi's first day on the job and the day of installation. Pope Francis, he notes, was to be installed less than a week after his election. The ceremony won't...

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