"He walked worthy." Ephesians 4:1
  • 82 years old
  • Born on June 10, 1936 in Bronx, New York, United States.
  • Passed away on March 25, 2019 in Florida, United States.

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Posted by Jamie Lash on November 15, 2019
No one can fill your shoes, Neilie, but I have been asked to minister this weekend at Temple Aron HaKodesh- without you. I hope that you are praying for me in heaven, because it is no easy task to do this solo. But God. Jonathan and I have just loaded up the trunk of the car with six bags of your clothing and shoes to go to the mission field in Honduras. I felt like this would be pleasing to you, given your heart for the poor. I am having to let go, little by little. God is merciful. So were you.
Posted by MJ Belko on November 13, 2019
I just heard about Neil's passing today and offer my condolences to Jamie and the boys.
Posted by Emma Myers on September 28, 2019
Just found out today about Rabbi Lash’s passing and still in shock, but know that we’ll ALL see him again one day, in his new glorified body and be able to celebrate with him then. Neil and Jamie opened up my eyes and heart even further to learn about my Jewish Savior, Yeshua HaMashiach and our Heavenly Father Yahweh. I thank God for their ministry and lives which proclaimed the Good News of the Bible EVERY time. He is missed already but thank Yahweh, for his time here with us. Will definitely keep his wonderful family in constant prayer, and ministry as well as both move forward with the Good News of the Kingdom.
Posted by Jamie Lash on September 25, 2019
“ Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life Which He has given you under the sun…” Ecc. 9:9
Neil did this, until six months ago today when he was promoted to Glory.
We enjoyed abundant life together for 48 wonderful years, and there is no way to explain how I miss my partner in life . But God has been faithful to me in these six months since Neil’s passing, And everything I wrote about Him in my books has proven to be true. His love never fails!
Posted by Joe Levy on September 10, 2019
I thank HaShem for the life of this pioneer in the Torah Messianic Movement of the US. Niel left a legacy & still continues to bless the body of Messiah along with the cloud of witnesses. I had the pleasure to meet him & his wife at a 2008 MJAA Orlando conference. Their humility & smile are evident. They are pioneers in expanding the roots of the Faith through television etc. before the growing programs today. Blessing the Jew & Gentile alike in the One New Man. Thank you Jamie & sons for making the vision happen along with the rest of the
mishpocha behind the scenes. May the Lash Generations speed the light of Messiah. Shalom
Posted by Jamie Lash on September 5, 2019
September 2, 2019

Today is your born again birthday (sorry, technically September 2nd was but I had to repost this for mom since it originally said it was posted by me, not her. Signed, Jesse) and I am remembering the day that you received Yeshua as your Messiah in 1973. We celebrated you in Bird in Hand Pennsylvania, with our dear friends the Barkmans. We all miss you so much Neilie! It is bittersweet being here, seeing all the places we went to together, Staying in the very room we were in when we were called into full-time ministry. So much is the same, but it is all different since you are no longer with me. Ervin preached yesterday, and wore your favorite plaid shirt that I brought here as a gift for him . We was so honored, and spoke so beautifully about his “rabbi” , as he liked to call you.

The Lord got me out of Florida , for the second time , as a hurricane approaches our shores. I even have fond memories of hurricanes with you . It was five months on August 25 . Missing you . Love, Puppy.

By Jamie Lash
Posted by Jamie Lash on June 25, 2019
You left us and went to heaven three months ago today on March 25, 2019. Yesterday your first granddaughter, Lucia Paz Lash, came into the world. My heart breaks that you did not get to meet her. She is perfect. I held her a few hours after she was born, and blessed her with a deep abiding knowledge of God as her Heavenly Father. That is what you would have done. Missing you so much today, and yet my confession remains, “The Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
Posted by Joann Macdonald on June 18, 2019
How blessed you are to have had such a man given to you from God. 
Your memories will have such a sweetness to them as our loving God intended. The man He gave you represented Himself and so you had all your married life living and knowing the goodness of your Elohim.
I sorrow with you in Neal's passing, but I know that your Father has His hand securely on you and your family for all the days of your life.
Love to you
Joann Macdonald
Posted by Helen Celestine on June 11, 2019
I thank God for this ministry, I watched Jewish Jewel often, I did not learn of Neil's passing until today's newsletter. Jamie, my sister, I love you and your family, will pray for continued peace and comfort many blessings to you.
Posted by Jesse Kirkcaldy-Lash on June 11, 2019
Yesterday would have been my Dad’s 83rd birthday. My mom would’ve wanted to make some special celebration and he would’ve tried to downplay it as much as possible because life wasn’t about him. In going through all of the photos of him as we prepared for his memorial service, this picture stood out to me because my dad was 53 when I was born. He didn’t rollerblade. He didn’t play hockey. Yet here’s a guy in his 60s learning to rollerblade so he can chase around his wild children, selflessly doing anything and everything he could for us. I miss him a ton but am also so grateful that I had so many years with him as my father.
Posted by Jamie Lash on June 11, 2019
Tonight we watched Neil’s Surprise 70th birthday celebration, held at Temple Aron HaKodesh on Shavuot, 2006. Jesse led praise and worship. Jonathan preached one of his first sermons at age 20. Neil was totally surprised about the service, but was his usual composed, godly, wise, affirming, thankful self. How I miss his words and wisdom!  He was so patient with my outrageous antics, such as red rose petals falling on him from the ceiling, symbolic of the tongues of fire at Pentecost. Nancy baked a chocolate cake in Pop Pop’s honor today. Lisa bought him two yummy chocolate cupcakes. I hope there is chocolate in heaven for him. Happy first birthday in heaven, Neilie. I love you forever.
Posted by Andre Granston on June 8, 2019
Jewish Jewels was one of the first ministries God directed me to when I began to see that the best way to understand the words of Yeshua/Jesus were in their Hebrew context - and that the Jewish people were still central to God's plan.  That was about 10 years ago and I still enjoy watching Jewish Jewels when time permits. When discerning Rabbi Neal I always got a sense of his humility and his genuineness. I thank God for the ministry that He gave him. I pray the family will be comforted.
Posted by David Weisskopf on June 7, 2019
Baruch Dayan HaEmet. Neil was a true gem and friend of Israel. We will miss him tremendously. Rest in peace, my friend.
Posted by Ann Bonnie on May 25, 2019
I moved home recently and came over a box holding many recordings of "Jewish Jewels", so have been watching them all day today. Dont know why I lost touch with the program but became curious and looked on line to discover that Neil had passed. I am so sorry to have learned this as I really enjoyed the programmes done by himand his lovely wife. Twenty years ago I visited Israel as a one off visit , and was hungry to learn more and really got that teaching through this programme, hence the fact I have been eighteen times to Israel and I am still learning. May I convey my sincere condolances to you Jamie, and I wish you and your family Ha Shem's richest blessing, from Scotland.
Posted by Colleen Cardinal Anderson on May 24, 2019
Thank you Jesus for Neil Lash! I learned so much from him over the last 20 years of watching his lessons and reading the newsletters. My only regret is that I never got to meet Rabbi Neil this side of heaven. To Jamie and her family, Jesus promises to comfort those who mourn and to heal the brokenhearted. Our dear savior always keeps His promises, so I know He's holding you now. I will meet our dear Brother in the air someday.
Posted by Carol Marriott on May 20, 2019
I watched "Jewish Jewels" and got Jamie's "Kiss a Day" book which has been such a blessing. I was impressed at what a sweet, honest, and gentle spirit that Rabbi Neil and Jamie had. He will be greatly missed. I loved the program.
He has truly "finished the course and kept the faith and awaits the crown of righteousness, laid up for all who long for Yeshua's appearing". 2 Timothy 4:7, 8.
I pray that Jamie is comforted in these days and will feel the Lord's presence and love. I met Jamie at the Jewish Jewels booth at MJAA Messiah Conference in 2014 and she was asking for me to pray to go to Israel with their group. I couldn't due to work, but have prayed about it. 
Such a wonderful ministry. May you all grow in grace in Yeshua's blessing.
Posted by Ryan And Jennifer Tooill ... on May 3, 2019
We were deeply saddened today to learn of Rabbi Neil’s passing. Today was spent in reflection on how Rabbi Neil’s and Jamie’s life has touched ours and in thanksgiving to God for the blessings over the years as a result. After watching the funeral on YouTube tonight, we are again so grateful to have known, even from a distance, Rabbi Neil.
I, Jennifer, began watching Jewish Jewels back in the late 80’s when I was still in high school. My family would come home from church and I would sit at the table closest to the living room so I could keep one eye on the tv to watch the program as I ate my lunch!! It was still Love Song to the Messiah, or at least what was showing on tv was still called that! I was connected at once and intrigued by the concept of understanding that there were Jewish roots to my faith as a Christian!! I began receiving the newsletters. (I also loved the cooking segments with Jamie and Tante Rose ❤️)
I was touched by how Neil and Jamie presented the topic each week and I learned so much. And, of course, watching the boys grow up was always a part. Fast forward to 2010. Ryan and I are married and we have a precious daughter, Keren. Neil and Jamie blessed us with postcards from time to time, a seashell, and a comforting and encouraging call from Rabbi Neil when our first foster baby went back to her birth family under questionable circumstances. When our twins were first in our home as foster premature infants all the way through to being adopted, we were blessed again with knowing they were praying for us and at times communication from Rabbi Neil and Jamie. Another time, we had a difficult situation with a friend and church member who was being led astray by false teachers and I reached out to Rabbi Neil for wisdom regarding the name of Yeshua and some other difficulties with the false teachings. His response was so meaningful and really helped Ryan and I. Even though there is a great distance between Ohio and Florida it seems nothing because there is no distance between believers in Jesus. We are so thankful for each way Rabbi Neil and Jamie have deposited truth, love, encouragement, kindness into our lives. Rabbi Neil will be greatly missed.
May the Lord bless you and keep you all as a family and may the Lord watch between us until we meet in Heaven. Psalm 103
Posted by Edward Schneider on May 2, 2019
It was in 2000 that I first came across Jewish Jewels. I was serving in a home church and with my parents, was helping the pastor publish books he was writing on the bible. He had written 3 books at that time and each had some kind of reference to the Jewish culture. It wasn't until he wrote a book on the Feast of the Lord that I began to look at the bible from an eastern view point. It was at that time that I started following Neil and Jamie on Jewish Jewels. I found their teaching style to be easy to understand but very profound to what I knew about the Holy Scriptures. It was through them that I received Yeshuah as my Messiah. I saw Jesus not as the church had portrayed him. He is more than a savior to me. Yeshuah Is my everything. I trust him for everything I now have.
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Neil, but after watching the celebration service, was encouraged by his life. What struck me the most was his saying, "Life is about choices. Every choice comes with a consequence. Choose God. Choose Good. Choose to be a blessing." I have a close friend in the church that I serve at now that says, "Life is about two things, Choices and Relationships."
Because of Neil and Jamie, I no longer consider myself a part of a denomination, as I have attended several, but a Messianic Christian.
Posted by Bessie Quick on April 16, 2019
Rabbi Neil officiated at my 50th wedding anniversary and my mother-in-law's memorial. He prayed for my husband when my husband had a cancer scare even though he was in chemotherapy himself. However it wasn't only what he did but who he was. He was kind, compassionate, gentle and wise. I still say "Every decision we make has consequences so choose wisely". Neil and Jamie were truly "one flesh" and an amazing couple. I admired both of them and my family will miss Rabbi Neil.
Posted by Carl Brome on April 15, 2019
Rabbi Neil was my first Rabbi and he made my transition into Messianic Judaism welcoming. I will never forget the many teachings I have garnered from him as I use these timeless nuggets even out on the missionary field. As a matter of fact my wife and I were in Africa when we learned of his promotion to glory, and the church where we were ministering consented to allowing me to recite the Mourner's Kaddish on the Rabbi's behalf; little did they know that some of the teachings they received were inspired by his teachings. Your memory and teachings will live on Rabbi Neil.
Posted by Jamie Lash on April 14, 2019
It has been one week since the memorial service for my best friend, life partner, traveling companion, teacher and other half. There were so many things about Neil that I could not mention at the service due to time constraints. I miss his witty sense of humor, that flowed out of his awesome intelligence. Neil enjoyed the comics. He especially liked ZITS. He made me laugh every day. Neil spent 48 years answering all of my questions. Wherever we went, I asked him to explain things- how things worked, why things were the way they were, what era in history things happened. He knew almost all of the answers. Neil was brilliant. Neil loved to worship God.The first song he ever learned as a believer in Messiah was: “Thank you Lord.” That became a theme of his life. Neil was thankful for having hot water every day. He took no blessing for granted. After our trip to Cuba, he was thankful for full shelves in our supermarkets. He was so thankful that we did not have a storage unit. He left this life with almost no personal possessions. All of his treasure is in heaven.
      I am forever grateful to God for giving me the precious gift of Neil A. Lash as the love of my life. I miss him very much.
Posted by Sheri Miller on April 13, 2019
Rest In Peace, Rabbi Neil, and may Yeshua bring your family strength, comfort and His shalom-shalom.
Thank you, for being one of 'the rabbi team', all of whom were there after shabbat service, to dedicate and bless my two children, 25 years ago.
My girls were also blessed to have attended Sar Shalom Hebrew Academy, there at TAK, of which you and Jaimie were an integral part.
I enjoyed the wonderful 'Jewish Jewels' programs, there are none like them!
May the good deeds, love shown, and the things you did for TAK and community, and for Israel, and to forward the enlightenment of The Jewish people, I pray that these things continue through those who knew you.
Thank you.
Posted by Marisa Frydman on April 11, 2019
Thank you Neil,Jamie, and sons for all the good and love From 2003-2009..... I moved to Florida in 2003,and shortly after hurricane Wilma, Neil Lash became the new congregational leader at Tak......Neil showed to be génerous / compassionate....as I recall during my bday celebration in a greek restaurant,aprox.2007/2008, he came w/Jamie and sons,they were generous /kind to me...Also, one lesson I remember he taught was " seek relationship vs seeking to be right"....he also gave me advice regarding my Car after an incident, when I needed advice, and he was accessible via phone,which nowadays its not that available to congregants, Thank you!!! ,blessings,enjoy Eternity.....✌, and my condolences to his dear family that I know miss him so very much...
Posted by Michael Frierson on April 10, 2019
I first attended Aron Hakodesh in May 2018 with my girlfriend, now fiance Lisa and I met Neil and Jaimie in person for the first time then. It happened to be Neil's birthday.
We were blessed and fortunate to be able to be there and celebrate hi birthday on Shabbat with him.
I has watched several episodes of Jewish Jewels on television over the years and have heard many good things about Temple Aron Hakodesh. I had been interested in attending for years before I finally did.
I am glad we went. We have been going regularly and always had joy when we saw Neil and Jaimie his smiling and clapping during praise and worship unto The Lord We will cherish the memories
Posted by Wanda Tellechea on April 8, 2019
Rabbi Neil, I think I could take a few hours to tell of you.
Yesterday was amazing seeing so many people that had story's to tell. I have to tell mine again because I don't remember what I said.
During a time of prayer at TAK, you walked up to me and said I am going to pray for you as a Father, and you did, you also blessed me,
you never knew that my Father died when I was 3 yrs. old , I never knew That I carried such a sorrow until you prayed.
You did walk worthy !!! Praise to Our Lord for you!
Wanda T.
Posted by Angelo Agnone on March 29, 2019
Neil was a wonderful person. I first watched the television show "Jewish Jewels" in 1998. He is going to be dearly missed by everyone who loved him.

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