Fay Russ is a retired ESL, elementary and Hebrew school teacher. She was also an international travel agent when she wasn’t teaching. Fay was born in New York and upon graduating high school moved to Israel, where she met her husband Meir. There they lived on a kibbutz, had four children and found the time to get her degree in ESL, where she taught for many years. Upon returning to the States and living in Columbus, Ohio, Fay decided to become an international travel agent, while teaching Hebrew in the afternoons. In 2002 Meir and Fay moved to Green Bay where she taught Hebrew for a few more years. She was also the president of their congregation and chaired several committees. Fay also worked as a substitute teacher in elementary schools till her retirement. Fay and Meir moved back to Columbus in 2018 to be closer to family. They have four children and 12 grandchildren scattered among 3 countries.
In her spare time Fay loves to travel the world along with visiting all her grandchildren. She is looking forward to visiting so many fascinating countries and meeting everyone on the ship and in the various countries.