Rabbi Yahnatan Lasko

Rabbi Yahnatan Lasko is a second-generation Messianic Jew from the Washington, D.C. area. He grew up at Beth Messiah Congregation, a synagogue he now helps to lead, and attended Ets Chaiyim, a Messianic Jewish day school, from preschool through high school. 

Having completed two engineering degrees at Johns Hopkins University, he currently works as a computer scientist. He completed a Masters of Jewish Studies from MJTI in 2016 and was ordained by the UMJC in 2018. He and his wife Kristen are exploring Judaism from the
perspective of different abilities with their son Max, who has spinal muscular atrophy.

On the MJRC:

"Torah​ Moses commanded us—a heritage of the community of Jacob.” ​(Deuteronomy 33:4)

Torah forms the basis of the Jewish people’s covenantal way of life with Hashem and each other. In order to be practiced in daily life, the Torah requires a living tradition of interpretation and application. Embracing and extending this tradition through communal standards of observance is a key way Messianic Jewish leaders can convey our heritage to future generations.

If, as a Messianic Jewish leader, you’ve asked yourself: “How shall we Messianic Jewish leaders live (and teach our constituencies to live) as Jews who embrace Yeshua?”;

If you feel that the answer includes applying Torah in light of Jewish tradition and messianic teaching;

If you are drawn to approaches that are nuanced, communal, and practicable;

And if you feel that the MJRC Standards are a worthy contribution towards that end; then consider joining with the MJRC in the creation and promotion of halachic standards to aid our communities in living out our Messianic Jewish calling.

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