Her father studied forestry in the Netherlands and immigrated to Israel to fulfil the Zionist dream. The classical preschool was replaced by the forests, which were her best friends and childhood landscape. She went to primary school in Zichron Ya’akov, where her father worked as a ranger throughout the region’s forests (from Tirat Hacarmel to the triangle).
During her high school years, she studied at the Hebrew Reali School in Haifa, where she unsurprisingly chose the biological study track. The world of nature and the environment fascinated her, and her desire to more deeply understand them was significant, so when she continued to a BSc in botany and an MSc in microbiology no-one raised an eyebrow.
After several years abroad due to her husband’s research, she returned to Israel and worked in the laboratory of a health fund; this environment strengthened her belief that it is important to nurture health and not only respond to disease. Thus, she began in-depth study of approaches in complementary medicine and even enrolled in nutritional science at the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Hebrew University), aiming of teach correct eating habits to the public.
Her charisma, knowledge, and desire to influence led Shlomit to teach at the School of Nutritional Sciences at the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, and to even develop a new field of nutritional education and instruction from infancy, which she published in the book: “Childhood meals as a development-shaping experience”.
Approaching 61, she took early retirement in order to be a fulltime grandmother. Her children prepared a special tribute to her life and brought her to a carpark in Zichron Ya’akov where they had installed a sign: ‘Mum’s home will be erected here’. Thus, after years of wandering due to her careers, she returned to her childhood home, Zichron Ya’akov.
During her first days in the town, she came to Ramat Hanadiv; to this day she clearly remembers her feelings and wonder at the charms of nature.