Home > What we do > Medicine & Healthcare > hMedicine > hMedicine Story

Chicago Boy Takes Magic Show to Israel, Cheers Up Sick Children, for Bar Mitzvah

EIN KEREM, JERUSALEM, ISRAEL —When Jacob David "Jakey" Korol of Northbrook, Illinois was thinking of a mitzvah project for his upcoming Bar Mitzvah he knew he wanted to do something in Israel.

Jakey's grandmothers were born in Israel and America. Grandma Zelda Korol from Deerfield, Chicago is a life member of Hadassah and belongs to the Ketura Group of the Hadassah Chicago-North Shore Chapter while Great Grandma Yehudit Bassrawy is a volunteer in Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem, Jerusalem.

Dozens of children, some in wheelchairs, came for the family's magic show on Sunday, Dec. 22 at Hadassah Hospital which included card tricks, disappearing water, and even a black rabbit in a hat.

"I feel good making sick kids feel better," said Jakey, who will also read the Torah at Robinson's Arch near the Kotel on December 26, 2013.

The Korol family passion is magic and everyone had a task. At Sunday's show at Hadassah Hospital, Jakey's dad Jack Korol, whose day job is running the Leon Korol Company which sells surplus and promotional housewares and toys, was chief magician. Brothers Sammy, 11, and Liam 8, helped prepare balloon animals for the Israeli kids, for which they'd been practicing for three months. Mom, Naomi Korol, passed out stuffed animals to the sick children. Grandmother Sara Eisenstein, also born in Israel, translated from English and a helpful mother in the audience translated into Arabic.

But most of the tricks needed little translation as "Abracadabra!" brought laughter and applause from the children.

Date: 12/23/2013

"We Shouldn't be Playing God," Hadassah Trauma Expert Tells Brazilian Media About Treating Terrorists

UN Team Presents at UN Annual Conference on Collaborative Bio-Xplore Program

During Operation Protective Edge, Hadassah's Hospitals Care for Terror Victims and Perpetrators

Netletter: Rocket Terror, Flying Lifesavers and Underground Psychiatrists

Hadassah's Hospitals: Employing, Treating, Training Palestinians and Israelis Side by Side

Terror Attack Survivor Gives Birth to Baby Boy at Hadassah's Hospital

Hadassah Surgeon Ahmed Eid Performs Life-Saving Surgery on Jerusalem Terror Victim

Israeli Hero Treated at Hadassah's Hospital on Mount Scopus

Profile of a Hadassah Hero: Dr. David Rekhtman

Palestinian Pediatric Patient Has Good Prognosis Following Liver Surgery at Hadassah

Wounded Paratrooper Prepares to Return Home from Hadassah

Romanian Medical Student Thanks Hadassah for Giving Him His Life Back

Shahar: Dawn of a New Healthy Life, Thanks to Hadassah’s Oncology Team

When it Comes to Heart Attacks, Hadassah Protocol Saves Lives

World-Renowned Mathematician, Near Death, Saved at Hadassah’s Trauma Unit

Her Excellency Marie Bashir Sees Bridges to Peace at Hadassah's Hospitals

Hadassah Researcher Honored with Prestigious Prize for Blood Discovery

IVF Babies: A Gift of Israel and Hadassah to Its People

Healing Garden at Hadassah's Hospitals Dedicated to Smorgon Family

International Symposium on Pancreatic Disease Headed Up by Hadassah Specialist

More hMedicine Stories

Hadasit, Hadassah’s Technology Transfer Arm, Reviews 2012’s Accomplishments

When the Hadassah University Medical Center’s physicians suggest a solution to a medical problem which can lead to the development of a new medicine or product, Hadasit, Hadassah’s technology transfer arm, explores its feasibility and supports the promotion of those viable ideas with innovation potential. Although 2012 has been “a year full of challenges for the life science industry,” says Einat Zisman, Hadasit’s Chief Executive Officer, Hadasit still signed 125 agreements for clinical trials, all to be done at Hadassah. In addition, Hadasit signed 15 agreements for cooperation and commercialization of technologies that were developed at Hadassah. Click here to read the latest Newsletter from Hadasit >>

   |  Who We Are  |  What We Do  |  Where We Do It  |  Read About It  |  Join Now  |  Donate  |
  |  Login  |  Contact Us  |  Careers  |  Terms & Conditions  |  
Copyright ©2014 Hadassah is a registered trademark of Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America