2017 marks the celebration of two 50th anniversaries: the reunification of Jerusalem, and the reunification of Hadassah’s hospitals, including a special celebration marking the symbolic moment when then Hadassah President Charlotte Jacobson received the keys back to Hadassah Mount Scopus.

Today, on a sunny morning on Jerusalem’s Mount Scopus, the mood was jubilant as the crowd came together for the official Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Reunification of Hadassah Hospital Mt. Scopus and Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem.

The ceremony brought together Hadassah and Jerusalem luminaries, including Marcie Natan, Past National President of Hadassah; Jonathan Kamin, Deputy Mission Director of USAID; Dr. Osnat Levzion-Korach, Director of Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus; Executive Director Audrey Shimron of Hadassah Offices in Israel; Erez Meltzer, Chair of the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) Board of Directors, and Rabbi Moshe Klein of HMO.

Hadassah National President presented Mayor Nir Barkat with a symbolic replica of the keys to both Hadassah Hospitals at Mount Scopus and Hadassah Ein Kerem.


See the video below for the highlights of the ceremony.


Hadassah’s commitment to the health and well-being of Jerusalem, Israel, and all of its people has never wavered. Not in 1939, when Hadassah opened the first teaching hospital and medical center in the Middle East, atop Mount Scopus. And not in 1948, when a convoy was ambushed en route to Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus, killing 75 medical personnel. Hadassah evacuated the hospital, which remained closed until Jerusalem’s reunification in 1967. With the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967, came the reunification of Hadassah Ein Kerem and Mount Scopus. Since then, Hadassah has led Israel’s medical innovation and stayed true to its philosophy of being a bridge for peace.

Please join us in celebrating this wonderful occasion by supporting the work of Hadassah.