Miriam was born and raised in Krakow, Poland, to a well-known Jewish family of writers. Her family was culturally Jewish; reading secular books by Jewish authors, attending birthday parties with other Jews, maybe a Hanukkah party. She became interested in religious Judaism, and spent two years at Nishmat where she learned about Judaism and developed the tools to ask good, searching, questions. Miriam’s time at Nishmat will prepare her to return to Poland with her husband and three young children, to assist the many young Jews who are now discovering their religion. She and her husband David will work to strengthen these Jews, and help them make their way to Israel, where Miriam and her family plan to eventually settle.