Hadassah Women Cause Chaos in Center of Jerusalem

This week Hadassah celebrated its 100th birthday with 

its centennial convention in Jerusalem, Israel.

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Red Hadassah banners are flying on the streets near hotels, 

as 2000 women and associates converged for a very special dedication.

Hadassah Hospital Jerusalem

The impressive Hadassah Medical Center covers a vast campus.

Construction of its newest building has taken years,

construction cranes

in October 2009, construction work could be seen above ground.

Hadassah construction

By November 2010, much of the outer structure was completed,

construction

 work often extended well into the night.

Hadassah new building

As part of  the centennial celebration this week,

the new medical center building was dedicated.

I wish I could show you inside

Hadassah hospital

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  

Hadassah red shirts

 those Hadassah people in red tee-shirts were causing chaos in town.

Hadassah , red shirts

Really?

Please friends keep shopping and come back to Jerusalem, Israel, 

to cause this kind of chaos anytime!

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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

  • October 18, 2012 at 7:03 pm
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    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

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  • October 19, 2012 at 1:21 pm
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    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!

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    • October 19, 2012 at 1:42 pm
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      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.

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  • October 20, 2012 at 8:33 pm
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    I have tons of pictures. How can i post a few here? (A tee-shirt earing Hadassah youngin’ from Philly)

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  • October 21, 2012 at 2:32 am
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    Yeah. What chaos? And, why is Israeli Jews and Arabs working side by side some to be proud of?

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  • October 24, 2012 at 9:24 pm
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    Wasn’t there some sort of chaos at the Kotel?

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    • October 25, 2012 at 4:05 pm
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      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.

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  • November 5, 2012 at 11:40 am
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    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.

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    • November 5, 2012 at 11:46 am
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      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.

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