Television star and comedienne Rosanne Barr and her mother Helen Barr brought Purim gifts and candy—shalach manot—to the children at Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus.

She was hosted by Mount Scopus Director Dr. Osnat Levzion Korah and Prof. Benjamin Bar-Oz, head of the Neonatal Unit, who showed her some of the infants in the unit and what Hadassah is doing for them.

“I am ecstatic from the visit,” said Rosanne Barr. “You at Hadassah do such wonderful work. What a joy to see all the children getting better.”

Barr visited Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus on Shushan Purim, when Jerusalemites celebrate the holiday that marks the saving of the Jews in ancient Persia.

Said Helen Barr, Rosanne’s mother, “Being here at Hadassah is the thrill of my life. This is my first trip to Israel and I’ve always wanted to see this amazing place.”

Rozanne Barr with patient Daniel Cohen, 15, from Jerusalem. "My mother is a big fan of Rosanne's and having her come cheered us up on a day when I'm stuck in the hospital missing Purim fun."
Rozanne Barr with patient Daniel Cohen, 15, from Jerusalem. “My mother is a big fan of Rosanne’s and having her come cheered us up on a day when I’m stuck in the hospital missing Purim fun.”
Rozanne Barr with Asi, Sharon and Ori Gorani. Ori, 4, a patient at Hadassah is dressed as a policeman like his Dad Asi  who is a real policeman.
Rozanne Barr with Asi, Sharon and Ori Gorani. Ori, 4, a patient at Hadassah is dressed as a policeman like his Dad Asi who is a real policeman.