Sallie grew up in London, where she joined Dror, a Jewish Youth movement, and spent a year in Israel at the Institute for Youth leaders from abroad. After doing a first degree in England she came on Aliya,
living in Haifa and working as a programmer in Elbit. She met and married Avi Tangir, who worked in Zim, and the couple came to Ashdod, where she worked in Elta. With three small children they spent three years in Nigeria.
When they returned from Nigeria Sallie went to work in the Port (still with computers) and also became active in ESCA. She was on the committee, was the treasurer for many years, organized the refreshments, and helped Bryna start up the library.
Zim again sent Avi abroad, but this time to Madrid, and without the children who by now were grown up. After five years in Madrid, with occasional trips home to Ashdod, Sallie and Avi decided to move to Tel Mond, where they now live. However they still visit Ashdod, and try to keep in touch with all their old friends there.