Peaple and places: From librarian to Israeli businesswoman

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October 4, 2017 18:13

It is my little bit of tikkun olam – making Israel a better place.

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Nomi Lawson at the Osfa boutique in Baka.

Nomi Lawson at the Osfa boutique in Baka.. (photo credit: MEIR ZAROVSKY)

Nomi Lawson’s life path was clear from the very beginning. Born in London, she first achieved a degree in Jewish history from University College London before making aliya and earning a degree in library science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Married with four children and grandchildren, she worked as a librarian at the university’s School of Education and then in public relations before becoming administrative director of Pelech Religious Experimental School for Girls in Jerusalem.


But in 2011, she made a sharp turn in her career path and stepped boldly into the world of business as the owner of the Osfa clothing store for women in Jerusalem. For Lawson, making aliya was “a logical and ideological decision and I consider it to be the greatest expression of my Jewish identity.

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