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Gabriella was born in the British Protectorate of Palestine, 1947. She lived most of her life in Southern California. She studied at East Los Angeles and Orange Coast colleges. Gabriella has been volunteering since she was a teenager when she was chapter president of Bnai Brit Girls, Alhambra, California.  She established a support group for families of US soldiers stationed in Viet Nam.

In 2002 Gabriella returned to Israel. She lives in Kfar Saba, where her parents began their Israeli life, at the original location of Kibbutz HaOgen, in 1939. Gabriella teaches English conversation on a private basis. She writes articles on Human Interest, Profiles, Family History, Events Coverage, Business Correspondence, and more. Gabriella also volunteers in tutoring English and has tutored in Or Akiva, Netanya, Raanana and Kfar Saba. She was part of the 2014 ESRA Calendar team and has also assisted in a Kfar Saba after school program for children at risk. In addition, Gabriella volunteers at HaBayit Shel Benji, a unique home for Loan Soldiers in Raanana.

Volunteers Tamara Mendelson and Naomi Mendes

Some of those at the event in Raanana (from above left) Bonn...