Israel lives in Villa Laura, a Dominican village on the outskirts of Santo Domingo.
Israel lives with his mom and dad. His dad has many health problems and his mother is sick with back issues. Israel's mom sells ice cream and other items from her home to try to sustain the family. Israel has three siblings.
Currently, Israel is in 3rd grade in the primary public school. His favorite subject is language arts and he wants to become a firefighter in the future.