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Serendipity at HMO

On Purim 2012 after receiving wonderful service in a series of check-ups at Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem while wandering down a hallway looking for my way back to the exit where I had left my bicycle I noticed some photographs hanging on the wall. Under one it said that on Purim in 1912 Henrietta Szold and a group of women in Baltimore met to start an organization to bring health services to Eretz Yisrael. Since it was Purim they decided to call it Hadassah the Hebrew name of Queen Esther, as mentioned in Megillat Esther, the Book of Esther. Now I know why I had to have that accident when I had it! The 100th birthday of Hadassah and I celebrated it at Hadassah! I grew up with Hadassah. My grandmother, mother, sister and niece, all active Hadassah members. Every month I would read Hadassah Magazine and even learned some of my Hebrew there. My older daughter was in the Israel Scouts Mishlachat to Camp Young Judaea in Texas and my younger daughter was sports counselor at Camp Tel Yehuda in NY. And I co-founded a chapter of Young Judaea in Maspeth, Queens. Hadassah has done so much for Israel! Thank you Hadassah!

Steve Shaya Kelter,
Jerusalem

Date: 3/12/2012 12:00:00 AM

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