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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, an annual Young Artists' Concert, Purim Spiels, concerts, and Selichot programs to name just a few. She is actively involved all aspects of congregational life including the Religious School and Adult Education, lifecycle and pastoral care, and outreach. She also oversees the instruction of all Bar and Bat Mitzvah students.

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, who currently works as a communications associate for Interfaith Community Services.         

Rabbi Emerita Deborah R. Prinz (debbierprinz@gmail.com

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. It also forms the basis for a museum exhibit which Prinz co-curated. “Semi[te] Sweet: On Jews and Chocolate,” at the Bernard Museum of Temple Emanu-el, New York City, (October 2017–February, 2018). The exhibition features historical and contemporary art, artifacts, and memorabilia portraying stories of Jews and chocolate and is currently available to travel.

Rabbi Prinz lectures about chocolate and religion around the world and blogs at onthechocolatetrail.org, the Forward and ReformJudaism.org. She was awarded a Starkoff Fellowship and a Director’s Fellowship from the American Jewish Archives as well as a Gilder Lehrman Fellowship from the Rockefeller Library to pursue this research. This project stirs age-old passions for chocolate and religion using information gathered from travel in several countries, including Belgium, Canada, England, France, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland and the United States. It spans several cultures, countries, centuries, and convictions, exploring how faith traditions share consumption, ritual and business interests in chocolate.

Rabbi Prinz has held a number of leadership positions in the national and regional Reform movement, having served the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) as Director of Program and Member Services and the Director of the Joint Commission on Rabbinic Mentoring from 2007-2014. She currently mentors through the Mayerson program at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). She was also a Senior Fellow at HUC-JIR’s Center for the Study of Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems (2015-2016). Prinz has consulted for HUC-JIR, the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), and other organizations. She was honored to conduct the worship services at regional and national biennials of the URJ. Elected by her colleagues, Rabbi Prinz held each office of the Board of the Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis and assumed its presidency in 2005.

During her almost thirty years in congregational work, Rabbi Prinz contributed to the local Jewish community as well. 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. Together with other community leaders, she successfully worked to change the calendar of the Poway Unified School District to avoid the conflict of the first day of school falling on Rosh Hashanah. Along with an Episcopal colleague in Teaneck, she developed an interfaith dialogue program which included an interfaith tour to Israel. Temple Adat Shalom, under her leadership, participated in a dialogue with the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation of Poway and with Chabad of Rancho Bernardo. She has led many trips to Israel.

The author of several articles, she has published in scholarly, professional and popular journals such as the CCAR Journal, the Hebrew Union College Annual, Reform Judaism Magazine, and the CCAR Yearbook. Articles about and interviews of Rabbi Prinz have appeared in the national and local media.

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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