Rabbi Israel Lashak was born in Mexico City, Mexico. He attended high school in Baltimore Ner Yisroel Yeshiva where he also received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Talmudic Law. He has an additional Masters degree in administrative science from Johns Hopkins University. In 1992, Rabbi Lashak received his rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Yochanan Zwieg in Miami, Florida. Rabbi Lashak began his career with NCSY over 20 years ago and became the Regional Director of the Southwest region in 1996. Along the way, Rabbi Lashak has had an immense impact on Klal Yisroel. From founding a school to running Birthright Israel trips, Rabbi Lashak has left no stone unturned in his quest to inspire all Jews of the Dallas community. Of course, his greatest impact has been on the Jewish teens of Dallas, and those from around the country, who have come to thousands of Latte & Learning programs and Shabbatonim or traveled to Europe and Israel on NCSY Summer Programs. He is also a co-founder of NCSY in Latin America and has spent countless hours teaching Spanish-speaking students of all ages, all over North and South America. Rabbi Lashak is also known as a passionate and dynamic public speaker who has thrilled audiences of all sizes and all ages in English, Spanish and Hebrew in twenty-seven different countries.