Marsha Gladstone was born in 1954 in Glasgow and has also lived in Israel and London. She graduated from Glasgow University with an MA in French and Philosophy and a diploma in Primary teaching and taught Ivrit and Kodesh for many years in Glasgow.

She is a qualified counsellor and reflexologist. Marsha has a special interest in the elderly and established the Glasgow-based Big Hearts senior visiting group.

Marsha is Yoni’s mother. She chairs the Yoni Jesner Foundation. She has 13 grandchildren and 10 step-grandchildren.