Talya Gordon is an 18 year old student studying at Midreshet Lidenbaum in Jerusalem for the year. She plans on studying at the University of Maryland next year. Talya is one of 5 children to South African parents. She attends congregation Beth Tefillah where she has been a youth leader for the past 4 years. Talya is passionate about her love for Israel and is an active member of the ATID program which empowers students to develop a nuanced opinion on the Arab-israeli conflict.