Rivka Gissin was born in Jerusalem. She attended the school there. She spoke several languages.
When marrying Arieh Leib Gissin in 1896, she established her home in Rishon Lezion.
She was a farmer woman, carrying the burden of the farmstead even after the death of her husband. She signed a document with an appeal to the township's committee about the "extent of damages she suffered from the Turkish government during the war". In the letter appears a request for compensations for the loss of horses, a carriage, a machine for grinding barley, sheets of metal removed from the roof, damage to the orchard which was left without irrigation, etc. (1919).
To Rebecca Gissin's credit stand: voluntary activity in WIZO (Women's International Zionist Organization), maternity assistance, and her home – an open house for many guests