Born in U.K. "within the sound of Bow Bells", Naomi Ariel was brought up in Essex. She first visited Israel for a few years in the mid 50's and lived and worked in Moshav Kfar Mordechai. She returned to London and studied Personnel Management at Regent St. Polytechnic and worked for Granada TV as a Personnel Assistant. After marriage she lived for two years in Paris until immigrated to Israel. Here she worked as a legal secretary for tens of years. A member of ESRA since 1985, Naomi has been an active volunteer in ESRAvision community TV group since its inception and was the initiator of ESRAlist.