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!
12 thoughts on “Hadassah Women Cause Chaos in Center of Jerusalem”
I was sure you caught them. Scrooge in Jerusalem? It was wonderful to see so many come despite the Iranian mishigas (not to mention the Syrian, Turkish and Egyptian mishigas) thanks agsin
It was amazing – I turned onto the top of Ben Yehuda St this week around noon and it was a sea of red. Thousands of Hadassah supporters here on tour, in their fire-engine red T-shirts, shopping, eating, strolling. It was wonderful. I stopped as many of them as I could to tell them how much we appreciate their support. And Hadassah being our home-away-from-home the way it is – we really really appreciate all they do.
Hadassah women and their partners – please keep coming back!
Thanks, Myriam! I had wanted to write about the red tee shirts, but sorry was to not have had a photo, so had to settle for the red flags.
I have tons of pictures. How can i post a few here? (A tee-shirt earing Hadassah youngin’ from Philly)
Please send a couple of your best by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or check out our Facebook Page The Real Jerusalem Streets and share there.
Looking forward to seeing them!
exactly what type of chaos was caused?
Yeah. What chaos? And, why is Israeli Jews and Arabs working side by side some to be proud of?
Wasn’t there some sort of chaos at the Kotel?
I was not involved directly or indirectly with that chaos at the Kotel, but I am headed in that direction now for Knights & Dragons in the Old City and hope to write about that festival next week.
Thanks, all. To clarify: for Jerusalem storekeepers, taxi drivers, hotels, Hadassah Centennial Convention as the best week ever. I’m so proud of the thousands of visitors who defied predictions of a pre-US election missile strike to come and celebrate. About the Kotel, 7 buses of Hadassah women went at night to an event sponsored by the Women of the Wall, but Anat Hoffman was arrested before most of them arrived. The women continued to the Kotel for private prayer and meditation.
Thanks Barbara, The girl in the shop was commenting on how busy she was, very good chaos!
As for the Kotel, appreciate your comment clearing up the situation.
Hadassah has done wonderful work for Israel for a whole century, so Kol havavod to all the wonderful women involved.