The website is intended to expose the public to the first founders and settlers of the Bat Shlomo village during the period of the First Aliyah.
The Bat Shlomo village was established in 1889 by Baron Rothschild, as a daughter-settlement of Zikhron Ya’akov. A small group of people composed of 15 families of graduates of the Agricultural Training School established by Baron Rothschild in Zikhron Ya’akov in 1887, which was joined by eight farmers who settled on the lands of Umm al-Jamal purchased by Baron Rothschild in 1886 (According to Arie Samsonov, Zikhron Ya’akov 1943, pages 180 and 189 and according to the October 1900 census).
The story of the founders of Bat Shlomo is woven into the story of the First Aliyah: Land redemption, agriculture work without knowledge and experience, together with maintaining a traditional Jewish way of life, dealing with the Ottoman government and the local population from the surrounding Arab villages, connection to the old settlement (marriage), dealing with the bureaucracy of the Baron and the JCA and especially the determination and devotion of a number of families who adhered to the land, despite the waves of departure and the great difficulty.
The website is supposed to shed light on the founders of the village and provide whoever is interested with a thread and guidance for deeper research related to the founders and first settlers of the Bat Shlomo village.
The website is made up of a collection of photos and documents donated by the descendants and relatives of the founders and which were collected from museums and archives from Israel and abroad.