A mogul in the diamond industry CEO of Dynamic Diamond Corp, Lax was equally well-known in the Jewish community and beyond as a towering baal tzedakah who disbursed millions, in New York, and Israel especially for newlyweds, over the course of lifetime.
The Lax home kept an open door to numerous rabbis, fundraisers and others, all of whom were hosted and greeted warmly and with dignity.
Many Orthodox Jews around the world attest that Mr. Lax’s golden heart and genuine warmth won over everyone who came in contact with him. Most notably, Lax quietly provided critical business loans, to the tune of millions, to many of his fellow Jews over the years.
Mr. Lax leaves behind his second wife (his first passed away of cancer several years ago), and several children and grandchildren. Funeral services will be held tonight at 11:00 PM in Williamsburg.