Founder (in 1970) and President Emeritus of Gesher, Rabbi Tropper is the driving force behind the initiatives and activities of Gesher, which have influenced more than one million Israelis by promoting mutual understanding and tolerance in Israeli society. He received his ordination from Rabbi J. B. Soloveitchik and his Ph.D. in Jewish History from Yeshiva University (1970). Rabbi Tropper has published scholarly articles and op-ed pieces in Israel and the Diaspora. He is a sought-after lecturer in schools, the IDF and public forums. He has been awarded many prizes for his life’s work of promoting dialogue and tolerance in the Jewish people.