Rabbi Howard Shapiro
Rabbi Shapiro is Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Israel and community-builder in the greater Palm Beaches, bridging different institutions and forging links between people, traditions and congregations. He cares deeply for Jewish education, and loves to teach and learn. Shapiro is active in local and national and Jewish organizations -- on the National Board of the Reform Pension Board of the Union for Reform Judaism and Central Conference of American Rabbis, a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, where he works closely with its Synagogue Institute.
He was educated at Brandeis University and ordained from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He served as a chaplain in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Rabbi Shapiro and his wife have two children and five grandchildren.