Rabbi Ya'akov Trump
Rabbi Ya’akov Trump serves as the Rabbi of the vibrant community of Young Israel of Lawrence Cedarhurst. It is his passion to share his passion for the Torah and its relevance in contemporary times. He is a featured speaker on YUTorah.org, has his own Nach Yomi website, has an itunes podcast, and recently released an App on both the App and Play stores.
Rabbi Trump has been involved in many community wide projects, including being hub coordinator of the Shabbos Project in the Five Towns-Far Rockaway, bringing hundreds and thousands together to raise the bar of Shabbos, and was involved in the Five Towns Drug Awareness panel. Rabbi Trump teaches Halacha at the Shulamith High School for girls. Rabbi Trump co-chaired the 59th annual RCA Convention for hundreds of Rabbis across America. Rabbi Trump is also a featured lecturer on the OU’s AllDaf Daf Yomi platform.
Rabbi Trump grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. After graduating high school, he spent several years in Kerem BeYavneh 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.
He and his wife, Malka, and children live in Lawrence.