Lea Disalviawas born in San Nicandro and came to Israel with her family as a teen.
Her mother, Dina Disalvia, was one of Manduzio’s assistants, and her family was one of the first to convert.
Lea is the third of four children, and curiously, her two older brothers did not convert or move to Israel with the family.
Lea grew up on her parents’ dairy farm in the village of Ge’a, and now lives in the city of Ashkelon. She is Eli Nof’s mother.