Lea Erlich lives and works in Kiryat Shemona. Erlich has been the local elementary school Principal since 2002 and has held various positions at the school from 1972. In 2000 Erlich was Senior Advisor to the Minister of Science, Culture and Sport Mr Matan Vilnai. Erlich's community work incudes volunteering at "Shinuy Kivun" (change of direction); a social movement in the Upper Galilee incorporating the youth of the region for the strengthening of local communities. Lea joined the Executive Committee in May 2014.