Steven Lax was born and raised in New York. After graduating from Washington University in St Louis, he was one of the early members of Kibbutz Gezer, where he met and married his wife Susan. Steven served in the IDF as a combat soldier.
After returning to the US, Steven started a successful shoe distribution company. Later, along with his wife, he purchased the global parent company based in Israel, where he currently serves as the chairman of the board.
Steven is actively involved with J Street, serving on the Finance Committee and is also active in New Israel Fund. He is the proud father of three powerful daughters and four wonderful grandchildren. Steve divides his time between New York and Israel.