Rabbi Leib Tropper - Rabbi Leib Tropper's Profileponds
Rabbi Leib Tropper's family background and educational path reflect a deep respect for the traditions and practices of Orthodox Judaism. Born in 1950 in New York City's Lower East Side, Leib Tropper grew up in a neighborhood steeped in Jewish lore. The neighborhood itself was the location many Jews immigrated to, and today still contains many landmarks and synagogues important to the culture.
His father was a well-respected mechanech at Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yaakov Yosef Elementary School. His maternal grandfather was HaGaon HaRav Leib Forer zt"l, known as the Valbolneker Iluy. His early education took place in the Lower East Side, at the same Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yaakov Yosef where his father worked.
Shortly before his 13th birthday, Rabbi Leib Tropper began attending the Rabbi Jacob Joseph School, Philadelphia's Talmudical yeshiva. After a brief time there, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio where he continued his Orthodox education at Telshe Yeshiva. Almost 15 years old, Leib Tropper moved from Cleveland to Jerusalem to attend the Yeshivas Torah Ore and receive tutelage as a talmid from Rabbi Chaim Pinchus Scheinberg.
At Torah Ore for over five years, Tropper strengthened his command of halachic teachings. The guidance provided by the schools Rosh Yeshiva, Rabbi Scheinberg, would lay the foundation in Hashkafa and Chinuch that would later lead to professional success.
After completing his time as a talmid, Rabbi Leib Tropper entered the professional world as an educator and religious guide for baalei teshuva. He used halachic traditions as inspiration for the secular Jewish students seeking closer ties with the Torah and their religious heritage.
Eventually Rabbi Leib Tropper founded a school focused on teaching uninitiated Jews the ways of the Torah. As part of his role, he has traveled the world, speaking in synagogues and colleges.