Rabbi Howard Shapiro

Rabbi Howard Shapiro was educated at Brandeis University and ordained from the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. He came to Temple Israel in 1981 with Eileen and their children, David and Rachel, after serving as a chaplain in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and as Rabbi at Temple Sha’arey Shalom in Springfield, New Jersey.

Rabbi Shapiro is active in local and national Jewish organizations, having served as an officer and president of secular and Jewish organizations. He is very proud of his role as a community builder in the Palm Beaches, bridging different institutions and forging links between people, traditions and congregations. He cares deeply for Jewish education and loves to teach and to learn. He is currently seeking his own path to Jewish Spiritual Direction.

Rabbi Shapiro is on the National Board of the Reform Pension Board of the Union for Reform Judaism and Central Conference of American Rabbis. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. He lectures at Florida Atlantic University’s Life Long Learning Society and works closely with our Jewish Federation in their Synagogue Institute Initiatives. He is enjoying these new opportunities in his life and prays for health and blessing to be able to spend more time with his wife, Eileen, children, and grandchildren.