Geula Cohen (1925-2019) was an Israeli politician and a pioneering leader. From the age of 17, when she joined the Etzel and Lehi underground organisations, she displayed bold leadership qualities, characterised by integrity, dedication to the Jewish people, its heritage, the Land of Israel, the Zionist vision and the Aliyah enterprise.
Her public activities as a leader in the struggle for the Aliyah of Jews from the Soviet Union and Ethiopia, for social justice in Israel, and for our rights in the Land of Israel, earned her a place of honour and respect among the leaders who led the Jewish people throughout its history. Geula Cohen was the recipient of the Israel Prize in 2003 for her exceptional contribution to society and to the state.
"The project gave us the opportunity to get to know young female leaders from around the world.
We gathered in Israel and during the few weeks we created links, strengthened connections
within our communities, inspired each other and learned many new and important things,"
"We got together with 17 wonderful young women from all over the world in Vienna, Budapest, and Israel. We learned and got to know many new and interesting things. In my opinion, each of us returned home stronger than ever,"
"It's not my first visit to Israel. I've been here several times as, among other things, a guide for Birthright programme (Taglit). But this time it was different: I learned, listened, absorbed, and gained a lot of new and valuable insights. Now I know much more and I'm much more prepared. This is the best opportunity to learn how to be a true leader. I came here as an individual and I'm going back home with my 17 sisters. That's the most important thing,"
"We received a lot of inspiration, learned what and how we can do better. We learned to work as a team, create and develop working relationships in order to act for the benefit of our Jewish communities all over the world,"