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Rabbinic Leaders


Rabbi Ya'akov Trump, Mora D'Asra

Rabbi Ya’akov Trump serves as the Rabbi of the vibrant community of the Young Israel of Lawrence Cedarhurst . Part of his mission is 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 a featured speaker on , has his own Nach Yomi website , has an itunes podcast entitled “Aliya Yomi” and recently released an App on both the App Store and Google Play . Rabbi Trump sits on the board of the Vaad of the Five Towns and Far Rockway . 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 thousands together to raise the bar of Shabbos, as well as the Five Towns Drug Awareness panel . He also teaches at the  Shulamith High School  for girls in Cedarhurst. Rabbi Trump co-chaired the 59 th annual RCA Convention for hundreds of Rabbis across America, was a proud delegate representing the Orthodox Israel Coalition at the 38th World Zionist Congress (2020), and was one of the Rabbonim on the RCA Batei Dinim for Geirus in the 5 Towns. 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 in 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 at Kesher Israel  in Washington D.C.,  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. 

Rabbi Trump has been a scholar at many programs including the OU Convention, Pesach programs, Kosher Rustic and the OU West Convention. He and his wife, Malka, and children live in Lawrence.

Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum, Rabbi Emeritus

Rabbi Moshe Teitelbaum has served as Assistant Rabbi and Rabbi at the Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst since 1987. He has contributed to the organization and development of the Five Towns Orthodox community and is a Rabbinic advisor and a member of the Board of Kulanu Academy. In addition to Talmud classes and lectures on contemporary Halachic topics, Rabbi Teitelbaum’s weekly Shiurim elucidate the religious thought of leading Hassidic and Rabbinic figures of the last two centuries.  He has lectured widely and taught Yeshiva High School at HANC and HAFTR. Prior to assuming his position at YILC, Rabbi Teitelbaum served as the Rabbi and spiritual leader of Congregation Schomre Israel in Poughkeepsie, New York, and earlier as Assistant Rabbi of Congregation Bais Torah in Suffern, New York.

Rabbi Teitelbaum received ordination from Mesivta Rabbi Chaim Berlin and from a number of leading Rabbinic authorities in Israel.


 Rabbi Ashie Schreier, Assistant Rabbi

Rabbi Ashie Schreier is the Assistant Rabbi of the Young Israel of Lawrence Cedarhurst. In addition, he serves as the Director of the Private Pay division and a manager at Caring Professionals, a licensed home health care agency servicing the New York area. Rabbi Schreier is a graduate of Yeshiva University and RIETS and holds a Masters in Accounting and an MBA in Healthcare Administration. Rabbi Schreier is married to Elana and they are the proud parents to Aharon, Akiva and Eitan.



Rabbi Baruch Kleinman, Rosh Kollel

Rabbi Baruch Kleinman was born and raised in nearby Long Beach, NY. He is a talmid of Yeshivas Toras Moshe (TOMO) where he studied for 3 yrs under Rav Michel Shurkin and Rav Moshe Meiselman. He is a musmach in Hilchos Niddah and Ribbis from BMG Lakewood and completed his semicha under the auspices of Rav Moshe Plutchok in the Manhattan Beach Community Kollel where he studied for 7 yrs. He is currently a member of the Cedarhurst Community Kollel where he is active in giving shiurim to the community and kollel. He has a penchant for business and technology related halacha.  He resides in Woodmere with his wife Malky (nee Zweig) and his 3 children.



Office Staff


Alan T. Domb

Executive Director

Raizy Faska

Administrative Assistant

Jill Friedman


Alana Kirschner

Events Manager

Leanne Taylor

Youth Director

Danny Srulowitz

Teen Minyan Leader

Executive Board


  • Chairman of the Board - Steven Kellner
  • President - David Saffra
  • Vice Presidents - Ari Kadish, Jeremy Merrill, Robert Scharf, Daniel Strauss
  • Sisterhood Co-Presidents- Yael Gurevich & Alana Kirschner
  • Treasurer - Donny Bodner
  • Financial Secretary - Robert Kantowitz
  • Corresponding Secretary - Yehuda Lazar
  • Recording Secretary - Ricky Adler
  • Webmaster – Hymie Goldstoff, CEO InterSoft Associates, Inc.
  • Ritual Chairmen – Howard Boriskin, Alan Weichselbaum
  • Gabbaim – Donny Bodner, Howard Boriskin, Alan Goldman, Shalom Huberfeld, Uri Lazar, Joel Mael, Daniel Mishaan,

    Robert Scharf, Alan Weichselbaum, Moshe Moskowitz
  • Catering Chairmen – Jeffrey Frieling, Uri Lazar
  • Cultural Chairmen – Jay Fenster, Marc Kwestel
  • Facility Chairman - Marc J. Sicklick
  • Security Chairman – Jeremy Chwat
  • House Chairman – Mel Kass
  • Library Chairman – Abbe Dienstag
  • Membership Chairpeople – Gregg Duftler, Alissa Pomerantz, Gila Goldberg
  • Tzedakah Chairpeople – Debbie Dienstag, Jeff Eisenberg
  • Youth Chairpeople – Amy Bodner, Alyssa Greenstein
  • Legal Counsel – Saul Bienenfeld 
  • Delegates - Jeremy Chwat, Aryeh Davis, Yael Gurevich, David Saffra, Alan Srulowitz
Mon, July 22 2024 16 Tammuz 5784