Yoav Lalom is a lawyer and the founder of “Noar Kehalacha/Proper Youth,” a non-profit association for the treatment of discrimination and non-transparency in the admission of Mizrahi (Jews of Eastern origin) students to educational institutions in the ultra-Orthodox sector. Lalom studied at the Porat Yosef yeshiva and at the Yachva Da’at kollel. In 2006 he was certified as a lawyer after finishing a Bachelor’s Degree at Ono Academic College. In 2014 he was a Fellow at the Mandel Institute for Leadership. From 2003 to 2008, he served as the head of the bureau of Israel’s Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi Doron.
Lalom was also one of the founders of a number of educational institutions in the Sephardic ultra-Orthodox sector in Jerusalem. For his work on behalf of Mizrahi youth, in 2009, Yoav Lalom received the “Justice Worker Prize in Education.” He was ranked fifth on the list of the fifty most influential people in education by the “Ha’ir” newspaper. In 2011, he received the Knight of the Quality of Government award. In 2016, he received the Sami Michael Award for his social actions in promoting equality in Israel.