This week Hadassah celebrated its 100th birthday with
its centennial convention in Jerusalem, Israel.
Red Hadassah banners are flying on the streets near hotels,
as 2000 women and associates converged for a very special dedication.
The impressive Hadassah Medical Center covers a vast campus.
Construction of its newest building has taken years,
in October 2009, construction work could be seen above ground.
By November 2010, much of the outer structure was completed,
work often extended well into the night.
As part of the centennial celebration this week,
the new medical center building was dedicated.
I wish I could show you inside
where Israeli Jews and Arabs work side by side
to give and receive the same expert medical care.
Hadassah has accomplished so much and has reason to be proud.
A salesperson in a shop in the center of Jerusalem complained that
those Hadassah people in red tee-shirts were causing chaos in town.
Please friends keep shopping and come back to Jerusalem, Israel,
to cause this kind of chaos anytime!
Happy 100th birthday Hadassah,
thank you and keep up the great work!
Updated with special thanks to Karen F. for sending photos of those red shirts!