Elisa was born in London, England, where she attained a B.Sc.(Ed) in Mathematics and Education. Elisa taught mathematics in high schools in London before making aliyah in 1998.
Following her aliyah, Elisa studied at Pardes for two years, after which she started to teach Torah trope in the Summer Program. She now teaches Torah, Haftarah and Megillot trope in the Year Program, and for the last ten years has organized the annual Megillat Esther reading at Pardes.
In addition, Elisa has worked for the past thirteen years at Tal Torah, (a Torah learning center), as the primary trope teacher in their B’nei Mitzvah Program and for the past five years has been teaching in the EAL (English as an Additional Language) department at the Anglican International School.
Elisa lives in Jerusalem with her husband and three children and enjoys singing with an a capella group in her spare time.