Marilyn, who is married to Maurice, is a founder member of the Talia Trust for Children. As Talia z.l.’s parents, they have defined the aims of the organization based on their own experience. Marilyn manages the ongoing projects, as well as writing the regular newsletter. She has a B.A. in Sociology (Sheffield University, UK), M.A. in English (Haifa University, Israel) and a Diploma in Careers Guidance. Her working life has been mainly with teenagers and college students- in the UK, in careers’ guidance and, in Israel, teaching English in university pre-academic courses. Since the early 1970s, Marilyn has been an active volunteer in several non-profit-making organizations, both in the UK and in Israel.