Rabbi Ya’akov Trump serves as the Assistant Rabbi of the Young Israel of Lawrence Cedarhurst. Rabbi Trump was recently involved as hub coordinator of the Shabbos Project in the Five Towns-Far Rockaway bringing hundreds and thousands together raising the bar of Shabbos. Rabbi Trump teaches Halacha at the Shulamith High School for girls and works as a writer for the one of kind Aleph Beta. Rabbi Trump is part of a collaborative blog on contemporary thought issues at thoughts4.com
Rabbi Trump grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. After graduating high school, he spent several years in Kerem B’Yavneh in Israel followed by Ner Yisrael, Baltimore. He holds a BA in Mathematics from Yeshiva University and has taken multiple Actuary exams. While completing Semicha at RIETS, he served as Rabbinic Intern in Kesher Israel DC, Young Israel of Jamaica Estates, and the Beth Din of America. He spent two years as Rabbinic fellow of the YU Torah Mitzion Kollel of Chicago creating new programs and shiurim.
It is his passion to share his passion for the Torah and its relevance in contemporary times. He and his wife, Malka, and children live in Cedarhurst.