Deborah Prinz

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Deborah Prinz

Rabbi Deborah Prinz is CCAR Director of Program and Member Services and Director of the Joint Commission on Mentoring.   She is a writer and educator responsible for developing and presenting continuing education and specialized training for member rabbis, including programs at CCAR’s annual Convention.   She also oversees a program pairing approximately 400 veteran mentors with new rabbis and develops support and pastoral care for CCAR rabbis and their families.

Rabbi Prinz was ordained at HUC-JIR, Cincinnati, in 1978.   As rabbi of Temple Adat Shalom, Poway, California, from 1988 until her retirement in June 2007, the congregation almost doubled in size and was repeatedly recognized for its outstanding programs and leadership in the Reform Movement.   Previously, Rabbi Prinz served as rabbi of Congregation Beth Am in Teaneck, New Jersey, and was Assistant rabbi at Central Synagogue, New York, NY.

She provided Leadership to our movement as a member of the National Commission on – Congregational Relations. Rabbi Prinz was a founder of the Women’s Rabbinic Network and past President of the Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis.

Her numerous publications include: “And Those Who Are Not Here:Parashat Nitzavim,” URJ Torat Chayim Living Torah, (2005); The Accountability of Public Officials,” URJ Torat Chayim Living Torah, (1998); “Lilith: Lust and Lore,” CCAR Journal: A Reform Jewish Quarterly, (1997); “Beyond Baby M: A Jewish View,” in Reform Judaism (1987). She also wrote “A Geniza Fragment Attributed to Asher Ben Saul of Lunel: Text and Study,” in Hebrew Union College Annual (1986).

Rabbi Prinz is married to Rabbi Mark Hurvitz, is the proud mother of Avigail, Noam & Rachel and is the thrilled grandmother of Amiel.