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Rabbi David Castiglione 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cantor Emerita 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.  In 2017, recieved the degree of Honorary Doctor of Hebrew Letters.  

Following ordination, Rabbi Castiglione first served Temple B'nai Israel of Elmira, New York for four years.  The next twelve years were shared in serving the community of Temple Beth El of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Rabbi Castiglione came to Temple Adat Shalom, Poway, during the summer of 2008.  Within each of these communities, Rabbi Castiglione has established many congregational firsts, inspired by his passion for youth and families and for cultivating an environment of engaging, relevant Judaism in the lives of his congregants.  

Rabbi David, as he is known by all, is a caring, compassionate leader of our community.  His joy is palpable in the company of our congregation – whether leading worship services, our now famous second night seders, or simple one on one conversations.  He has been instrumental in guiding our congregation through many new projects as well as providing rabbinic counsel during challenging times such as the pandemic.  It is fair to say, Rabbi David lives his Judaism as an example that extends beyond our walls.

Rabbi David has long been a vocal proponent of outreach, establishing lasting relationships with other faith groups and Jewish denominations.  He is 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.  He serves on both the boards of Interfaith Community Services and the San Diego Rabbinical Association.  

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


Cantor Emerita Lori Wilinsky Frank was the founding Cantor and co-spiritual leader of Temple Adat Shalom from 1982 until her retirement in July 2022. Over those 40 years, she directed an exceptionally rich and diverse music program. She was also actively involved in all aspects of congregational life, including worship services, religious school, and adult education programs.

Cantor Frank officiated at countless lifecycle events, provided pastoral care to our members, and was active in interfaith and other community outreach. She also created and supervised the temple's B’nai Mitzvah program, participating in the instruction of all Bar and Bat Mitzvah students.

Other highlights include leading congregational Jewish Heritage trips to Eastern/Central Europe, Spain, Cuba, Israel, and Egypt, and performing numerous benefit concerts and community activities. 

Cantor Frank was an active clergy member of POINT (Poway Interfaith Team) and served as the musical director of the annual POINT Interfaith Thanksgiving Service for more than two decades.

Cantor Frank holds a BA in Judaic Studies and Music from Albany State. In 2001, she completed the cantorial certification program -- a Master of Sacred Music Degree equivalency -- from the Hebrew Union College School of Sacred Music in New York City. She has been an active member of the American Conference of Cantors, the professional association of Reform cantors, since 1985.


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.

Thu, October 6 2022 11 Tishrei 5783