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 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 sits on the board of the Vaad of the Five Towns and Far Rockaway. He is also a proud delegate representing the Orthodox Israel coalition at the 2020 World Zionist Congress. He also sits on one of the RCA Batei Dinim for geirus in the Five Towns.
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 raising the bar of Shabbos, and the Five Towns Drug Awareness panel. Rabbi Trump teaches at the Shulamith High School for Girls. Rabbi Trump co-chaired the 59th Annual RCA Convention for hundreds of rabbis across America.
Rabbi Trump grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. After graduating high school, he spent several years at Kerem BeYavneh in Israel, followed by Ner Yisrael, Baltimore. He holds a BA in Mathematics from Yeshiva University and and has taken multiple actuary exams. While completing semicha at RIETS, he served as rabbinic intern at Kesher Israel DC, Young Israel of Jamaica Estates, and the Beth Din of America. He spent two years as a rabbinic fellow of the YU Torah Mitzion Kollel in Chicago, creating new programs and shiurim.
He has been a scholar at many programs, including the OU Convention, Sharmel Caterers Pesach Program, Kosher Rustic, and the OU West Convention.
He and his wife Malka and their children live in Lawrence.