Featuring Gesher Alum. Ronit Cohen-Gluzberg
Ronit Cohen-Gluzberg was a participant on a Gesher Leadership course in 2015. Ronit is the director of Connect Jerusalem and is also a resident of the French Hill community in Jerusalem. In recent years, Haredim have been rapidly moving into the French Hill, creating a very diverse community. Unfortunately, neighborhood residents were not agreeing on many communal issues, making it extremely difficult to coexist.
Inspired by the Gesher Leadership Course, Ronit decided that she can implement change in her community. She created a forum for community dialogue between the secular, religious and Haredi residents with the goal of changing the community dialogue from one of power struggle to one of dialogue, understanding and compromise. The steering committee of Haredi, religious and secular community leaders meet once a month to continue the positive dialogue and to discuss any issues that might come up.
Ronit’s program has been such a success in the French Hill, that the Jerusalem municipality is hoping to expand the program to other diverse communities in the city. Kol hakavod, Ronit!