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Rabbi David Castiglione 

 

 

 

Cantor Lori Wilinsky Frank

 

 

 

Rabbi Emerita Deborah R. Prinz 

   

Rabbi David Castiglione received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and his Masters of Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati and was ordained in 1992.

Following ordination, Rabbi Castiglione served Temple B'nai Israel of Elmira, New York. Four years later, his service continued with Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan for the next twelve years. In both communities, Rabbi Castiglione established many congregational firsts, including work with other faith groups and Jewish denominations. Rabbi Castiglione took up his post with Temple Adat Shalom in Poway in the summer of 2008.

Rabbi Castiglione has long been a vocal proponent of outreach, an active advocate of civil and religious rights for all individuals and an impassioned teacher of texts and traditions as windows into our lives and directives for our growth.

While still in college, Rabbi Castiglione met and married his wife Adrienne. Together they are the parents of four boys. 


Cantor Lori Wilinsky Frank has been the Cantor and co-spiritual leader of Temple Adat Shalom in Poway, CA since 1982. She directs an exceptionally rich and diverse music program for the Temple's schools, worship and congregational events which include Adult Choir, Junior and Youth Choirs, the TAS Simchat Shabbat Band, Purim Spiels, concerts, and Selichot programs to name just a few. She is actively involved all aspects of congregational life including the Religious Practices, Religious School and Adult Education, lifecycle and pastoral care, and outreach. She also oversees and participates in the instruction of all Bar and Bat Mitzvah students. She has led many congregational Jewish Heritage trips including Eastern/Central Europe, Spain, Cuba, Israel and Egypt. She is a clergy member of POINT (Poway Interfaith Team), and has been the musical director of the annual POINT Interfaith Thanksgiving Service for over two decades.

A native of Rochester, NY, she moved to San Diego in 1980. Prior to her position at the temple in 1982, Cantor Frank performed in musical theater and opera, including the Starlight Civic Light Opera Co.

Cantor Frank holds a BA in Judaic Studies and Music from SUNY at Albany and completed the cantorial certification program, a Masters of Sacred Music Degree equivalency, from Hebrew Union College, School of Sacred Music in NYC in 2001. She has been an active member of the American Conference of Cantors, the professional association of Reform Cantors, since 1985. She is married to Jeff Frank, retired columnist for the North County Times.         


Rabbi Emerita Deborah Prinz held the position of Senior Rabbi at Temple Adat Shalom for almost twenty years. Prior to that she was, for seven years, the Rabbi of a synagogue in Bergen County, New Jersey, and also the Assistant Rabbi of Central Synagogue in Manhattan.

In retirement, she pursues her chocolate hobby. Prinz’s book, On the Chocolate Trail: A Delicious Adventure Connecting Jews, Religions, History, Travel, Rituals and Recipes to the Magic of Cacao (2nd Edition Jewish Lights, 2017) is being used in adult study, classroom settings, book clubs and chocolate tastings. 

During her almost thirty years in congregational work, Rabbi Prinz contributed to the local Jewish community. She held all offices of the Executive Committee, including President, of the San Diego Rabbinical Association. In her position as a member of the Steering Committee of the United Jewish Federation’s Task Force on Jewish Continuity and Co-Chair of the Interfaith Committee, she was instrumental in bringing the Pathways program (outreach to interfaith children and families) to San Diego. In 1991, she was named “Woman of the Year” by Brandeis University National Women’s Committee. 

Rabbi Prinz is married to Rabbi Mark Hurvitz and is the proud mother of Avigail & Sarah and Noam & Rachel. She is also the amazed grandmother of Amiel, Pele, Ziv, and Lior.

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