CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1998 |
Only about a dozen families regularly attend Temple Adas Israel in Brownsville, but it has been a mainstay for the area's Jewish community since the 1800s. The temple has two lay rabbis: Robert Kalin, a retired math professor, and Fred Silverstein Jr., a businessman. The cantor is an Episcopal priest; one organist is from the Presbyterian church and the other is from the Methodist church. And non-Jews in the community often sing in the temple choir.