Miriam Ciesler grew up in a small village located in southern Poland. Her parents discovered their Jewish identity after they were married and decided to raise their six children as Jews. Miriam embraced the idea of living in Israel where a better education and a safer Jewish life awaited her. Miriam is a talented violinist, in Israel she joined the Yemin Orde choir and performed with them in the United States. She served in the Israel Defense Forces as a commander and educator working with new immigrant soldiers. Today, Miriam is working for Masa Israel as a guide and educator for young people from around the world.