Rabbi Shapiro joined Wilshire Boulevard Temple in 2003 as the music specialist and song leader in the Religious School. Since then, he has taught music, Judaica, and Hebrew in the Temple’s schools and served as a Judaic educator and student rabbi at their camps. As a part of his rabbinic training, he served as the Temple’s Rabbinic Intern from 2009-2011.
A California native, Rabbi Shapiro holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in Hebrew letters from the Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion where he was ordained in 2011.
Committed to tikkun olam, Rabbi Shapiro oversees the Temple’s social action and interfaith programming. He also oversees a new facility that brings together the food security program with free and low cost dental, vision, pro bono legal, and counseling services for the most needy in Los Angeles.
In all that he does, Rabbi Shapiro strives to bring people together to engage in meaningful work and experience the pride and warmth of the Jewish community.
Rabbi Shapiro grew up in Santa Barbara, California where his family still resides. He is married to Ashley, the love of his life.