Rabbi Dovid Max was born in Brooklyn, New York. He studied in the Chofetz Chaim Yeshiva (Rabbinical Seminary of America) in Forest Hills New York, where he earned a degree in Talmudic Law and Pastoral Counseling culminating in Rabbinic Ordination in 1999. Rabbi Max also received his Masters Degree in Education at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY and a post graduate certificate in advanced Rabbinics and Synagogue management from Touro College and the National Council of Young Israel.
Suri Max was born in Queens, NY moving with her family to Rochester, NY in 1977, Milwaukee, WI. in 1987 and then to Philadelphia, PA in 1990. Suri received her teaching degree in 1992 while studying in Har Nof's Machon Bnos Yehudah in Jerusalem, Israel. Suri is a highly sought after teacher, having taught at Tifereth Moshe in Queens, NY. Abrams Hebrew Academy in Yardley, PA and at Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia in Ardmore, PA. and currently the principal at LBA Hebrew School.
Dovid and Suri moved with their children to the Richboro area of Bucks County in 2002. The philosophy of LBA is to make Torah Judaism accessible to every Jew regardless of knowledge or background.