Talya Dahan Dunleavy was the first daughter born in Kibbutz Reim, in 1952. Her cousin Noam Bensaid, Alexis son, was the first son of Kibbutz Reim. In 1957 They moved to Mitspe Ramon with a group of families from Kibbutz Reim. They lived in prefabricated asbestos barracks at first. School was one room. There were no modern amenities or comforts. Life in Mitspe was about survival under harsh conditions. As a child she fell in love with the breathtaking scenery and nature surrounding Mitspe.
Her family left it in 1963 and moved to Beersheva. Talya has always wanted to go back to Mitspe to live there. She has lived abroad since 1973, 43 years now, raising her two sons, creating and studying. She is an artist and jewelry designer.
Talya lives in Deerfield Beach, Florida and is currently studying Sociology at Florida Atlantic University.