Shabbos 60 - The War Tax

Rabbi Yaakov 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. His innovation has led to numerous engaging programs in his community and beyond. He is featured speaker on, has his own Nach Yomi website, has a itunes podcast on Aliya Yomi 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 Rockway. He is also a proud delegate representing the Orthodox Israel Coalition at the 2020 World Zionist Congress. He spent time as one of the Rabbonim on the RCA Batei Dinim for Geirus in the 5 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 is 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 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 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 children live in Lawrence.