Nechama Jeselsohn was born in Jerusalem, Israel. She spent one year in London earning a Cambridge English Proficiency Certificate through the British Council. For three years she served as an English teacher in Beer Sheva, which at that time was a developing town, absorbing immigrants mainlyfrom North Africa.
After her marriage, she received a B.A. in English Literature at Haifa University while teaching and eventually also instructing new teachers. Moving to Jerusalem, she took an M.A. in Educational Counseling at Hebrew University, eventually shifting from teaching to full-time counseling in various official positions. She served as school principal in Kfar Adumim, a school integrating religious and irreligious students.
After retirement two-and-a-half years ago, Jeselsohn began volunteering at Yad Sarah as Coordinator for the Volunteers' Retirement Program. A year later she joined the organization’s Leir Institute for Volunteer Management where she takes part in running workshops, counseling and lecturing in and outside of Yad Sarah. She is an avid quilter and has exhibited her work in both group and single exhibitions; three of her works were printed in Yad Sarah's 2009 calendar. She has three children and grandchildren.