President Reuven Rivlin Celebrates Purim at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem

Wednesday, Mar 23 2016

From the left: Avraham Fried, President Rivlin, Nechama Rivlin and Prof. Rotstein.

A hundred hospitalized children at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem participated in the festival celebration of Purim on Tuesday, March 23. They heard music from Hassidic music star Avraham Fried, had a visit from Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin and his wife Nechama, and received baskets of treats.

"Happy Purim to all the children of Israel, and in particular those of you who are in the hospital. We pray for your speedy recovery. Today, when you're not home getting dressed up and having fun, we're coming to you to cheer you up. I want to thank the incredible, wonderful doctors who are taking care of you, and who let us celebrate even in difficult times. Also, I want to thank the fabulous nurses and the rest of the staff,” President Rivlin said.

During one of the songs a young heart patient, Ofer Arvraham, went to sit next to the President, and the two began to sing along together. Then President Rivlin noticed another young and very shy patient, Raphael Shmuel Badichi, who was sitting in the front row, so he called him to come up asked him to join in the singing.

Director General Prof. Zeev Rotstein greeted the children and assured them that the hospital was doing everything possible to make sure they get better.

President Rivlin passed on his blessings to Director General Prof. Zeev Rotstein, “I want to take this opportunity as President of Israel and as a Jerusalemite, to give my blessings to your taking on the job of Director General of Hadassah.”


No comments yet.
First Name
Enter this word:

Related Stories


Wednesday, Oct 26 2016

Granny's Garden Dedication

Estelle Siegel of Philadelphia and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida dreamed of creating an outdoor place of beauty and comfort for patients and their families who were receiving medical care.


Wednesday, Oct 19 2016

Caryn Andrews: Hadassah Nurse Practitioner on a Mission

Nurse Practitioner Caryn Scheinberg Andrews, who immigrated to Israel from Baltimore, Maryland in 2011 and is a lecturer in the Hadassah-Hebrew University Henrietta Szold School of Nursing, is on a personal mission: to fortify Israel's health delivery capacity by helping to create a cadre of advanced practice nurses.


Wednesday, Oct 5 2016

Russian Children Travel to Hadassah to be Treated For a Rare Disease

To date, Hadassah has treated over 14 Russian children, saving their sight and hearing and offering them the opportunity to grow up and live normal lives.


Wednesday, Sep 28 2016

Hadassah Medical Organization Goes on High Alert for Peres Funeral

Thousands of visitors, including high profile dignitaries, are expected to arrive in Jerusalem for the funeral of past Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres, who will be laid to rest on Friday, September 30.


Contact Us

40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005


More ›

Membership Questions


(800) 664-5646

Donation Questions


(800) 928-0685

Missions Department


(800) 237-1517

Show More