Rashi Shapiro

Rashi Shapiro

Infobox Person
name =Dr. Rashi Shapiro, PhD


image_size = 200px
birth_date = February 251953
birth_place = Washington, D.C.

Dr. Rashi Shapiro is a prominent leader in the Orthodox Jewish world of psychology. He was born in 1953 in Washington, D.C.and was named after the great rabbinical sage and biblical commentary, Rashi. His father was Rabbi Aharon Shapiro was rabbi in Linden, NJ and Queens, NY. and a professor of economics. His mother, Marta Berl Shapiro, was a professor of English literature and at age 50 became a lawyer.

Infobox Album
Name = Rashi and the Rishonim
Type = studio
Artist = Rashi and the Rishonim


Released = 1970
Recorded =
Genre = Jewish Music Folk
Length =
Label = Fran
Producer =
Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?]
Last album =
This album = "Rashi and the Rishonim"
(1970)
Next album =

Rabbi and Psychologist

He was ordained rabbi at age 23 and taught in the Mesivta of Greater Miami. In 1978 he took his first pulpit at Congregation Ohr Hachaim of Miami Beach. He was also the director of the Horeb Seminary for Women, a division of the Talmudic University of Florida.

The rabbinate required counseling intervention with families in the community, and Rabbi Shapiro trained in social work at Barry University, Miami. He founded and directed “Hypnotherapy and Counseling Centers of Miami”. During this time he perfected hypnosis for smoking cessation while researching past life regression.

Upon coming to New York he became the director of the Tikvah Clinic, the Orthodox Jewish mental health center of the new hope guild. During this time he completed his doctorate in clinical psychology at Long Island University while also consulting at the Maimonides Mental Health Center and South Beach Psychiatric hospital. At New Hope, Dr. Shapiro founded the institute for psychological Services to nursing homes where he trained and supervised 50 psychologists who treated the elderly.

In 1988 Dr. Shapiro created the day hospital at Pesach Tikvah – Hope Development in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn where he serviced the chasidic community of Satmar. He eventually became the executive director of the agency.

Since 1991 Dr. Shapiro has been devoted to his private practice and is founded he Institute for Technological Psychology in Brooklyn.

Dr. Shapiro is currently training therapists in unique and unorthodox treatment strategies for the ultra-orthodox and chassidic community. He is singular in his promotion of group therapy for the orthodox Jewish community.

Publications:
*Biofeedback as a disease management adjunct: a technique that has been found to enhance and expedite cognitive behavioral therapy. (Cover Story): An article from: Behavioral Health Management by Paul R. Bindler and Rashi Shapiro (Digital - Jul 28, 2005) - HTML
*Psychological testing in brief psychotherapy: how testing, appropriately applied, can enhance managed care's "therapy of choice." (Cover Story): An article from: Behavioral Health Management by Paul R. Bindler and Rashi Shapiro (Digital - Jul 28, 2005) - HTML
*Orthodox Peer Supervision and Orthodox Group Therapy: Two Groups—One ReligionJournal Journal of Psychology and Judaism,Issue Volume 23, Number 4 / December, 1999 Rashi Shapiro

Musical career

Before receiving his PhD, he founded the first folk-rock Jewish music group named "Rashi and the Rishonim" at the tender age of 17. He gave concerts in the U.S. and in Israel often performing with the likes of Shlomo Carlebach (The Singing Rabbi), the Rabbis' Sons and Theodore Bikel (a very famous Jewish folk singer and actor) and others of their ilk and reputation. The band received critical acclaim for their first album, but Rashi abruptly quit the band to pursue religious training in Israel.

The album is, today, hailed by record collectors as one of the rarest and most desirable records in the genre of Jewish Folk Music.

"This band was a groupie’s dilemma. Four single guys. A rock and roll lifestyle. A thumping folk sound that dripped from their hits such Chayil . The liner notes explain: “There once lived a greate sage named Rashi whose prophetic commentary on both the written and oral Torah shed glorious light on its cosmic intricacies. Rashi is truly the name of the arranger of this album. His parents named him Rashi in the hope he would strive to attain even some of the greatness of the great sage. He developed the ability to play nine musical instruments including the Cordovox.” For the record, the Rishonim are Josh , Shelly, Heshy, Abbi, Steven, and Yussie." [ [http://hippocampusmusic.com/LPs/?p=23 hippocampusmusic.com/LPs » Rashi-mon ] ] [http://books.google.com/books?id=7qsqz0oKZBAC&pg=PA184&lpg=PA184&dq=%22rashi+and+the+rishonim%22&source=web&ots=nTWoSoV6jn&sig=_171VOTOIQOmwDli2BGYHpfjLsg] [ [http://dafyomi.shemayisrael.co.il/bmetzia/bm-ch-08.htm Bava Metzia Chart #8 ] ]

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