Lauren Silberberg (SHS'13) Marries Ethan Shapiro
- Monday, 23 October 2023 09:01
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- Published: Monday, 23 October 2023 09:01
- Joanne Wallenstein
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Lauren Emily Silberberg and Ethan Hirsch Shapiro’s story begins in December of 2018 when they matched on a dating app. At the time, Lauren was traveling for her job at Deloitte every week, and in an attempt to catch her attention, Ethan sent Lauren an invitation to partake in an online game of beer pong. The game was a hit and the final score was LOVE!
Always keeping things interesting and unpredictable, they both sported onesies on their first date. Ethan brushed right past the “small talk,” insisting instead that they exchange information via snail mail. Each date they wrote a letter to one another detailing their lives. Right away, Lauren couldn’t stop talking about this cute onesie boy. A few months later, Ethan asked Lauren to go steady with him (he really phrased it that way), and the rest is a crazy blur. They moved in with each other's families during Covid lockdown, lived in Colorado where they skied for a few months, and now live together in the East Village.
Ethan’s proposal was an elaborate scavenger hunt that embodied their relationship with stops around NYC and concluded on the steps of the New York City Public Library.
They were married on October 14, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Greenwich, Connecticut where the bride’s parents were married 30 years ago.
Bruce Shapiro, a hazzan (cantor) and the groom’s uncle, officiated the Jewish wedding ceremony.
The bride, 28, is the Head of Operations at Lemonade, Inc., a digital insurance company. She graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science with a degree in Networks and System Engineering, and she is also a 2013 graduate of Scarsdale
High School. Lauren is the daughter of Michele B. Silberberg and Stuart E. Silberberg of Scarsdale. The bride’s father is the Managing Partner at Ajax Partners, a New York real estate investment and advisory firm. The bride’s mother is an attorney and the Vice President of Sales at CB Title Group, LLC, a title insurance company based in New Jersey.
The groom, 30, is a founding member and Head of Business Development and Operations at Athena Intelligence, a start-up technology company utilizing cutting edge artificial intelligence. He is a 2016 dual-graduate of Columbia University and The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), and earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and Business Management as well as Modern Jewish Studies. Ethan is the son of Miriam G. Shapiro and Ronald M. Shapiro of Cooper City, Florida. The groom’s father and mother own and operate a property management company, The Shapiro Group, which specializes in residential real estate in the South Florida market.