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Rabbi Zachary Truboff

Semikha, Class of 2010

Rabbi Zachary Truboff

Director of Rabbinic Education

International Beit Din

Zachary Truboff is the Director of the International Beit Din Institute for Agunah Research and Education, a think-tank founded by the IBD to address the halachic dimensions of the agunah problem. In this role, he coordinates the work of the institute’s research fellows, engages in public education on the agunah problem, and assists in the writing and editing of IBD teshuvot.

Outside of his role with the IBD, Zach’s writing and teaching seeks to explore the tensions between the Torah and the contemporary world from a place of deep religious commitment. He is the author of “Torah Goes Forth From Zion: Essays on the Thought of Rav Kook and Rav Shagar,” and his writings on Jewish thought, Zionism, and halacha have appeared in a variety of publications.

Before making aliyah, he served for nearly a decade as the rabbi of Cedar Sinai Synagogue in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2015, he was chosen by the Cleveland Jewish News as one of the 18 Difference Makers, a select group honored for their contributions to Jewish communal life in Northeast Ohio.

He received a BS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from University of Massachusetts at Amherst and semikha from HaRav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg before attending YCT. Currently, he lives in Jerusalem with his wife Jen and their four children. For more of his writing and shiurim, see zachtruboff.com.