Hadassah Announces Yom Yerushalayim Celebration Honoring the Reunification of Its Two Hospitals

Monday, May 3, 2021


Alix Friedman


Melissa Cohen


May 3, 2021 – New York, NY – On Monday, May 10, Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA), will hold a Yom Yerushalayim event, “Hadassah & Jerusalem: United Forever.” The event will celebrate the reunification during the Six-Day War of East and West Jerusalem and Hadassah’s two hospitals, Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, which is in West Jerusalem, and Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus, which is in East Jerusalem. The virtual event will be broadcast on Monday, May 10, at 7:30 pm ET.

The celebration will be hosted by actress Tovah Feldshuh and will feature musical performances by the Israeli duo Yonina and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon, Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus Director Dr. Tamar Elram and Hadassah National President Rhoda Smolow will be among the speakers. The event is edited, filmed and produced by Elad Schanin of CRC Media.

Said President Smolow: “Yom Yerushalayim is an extremely important holiday for Israelis and for Jews around the world and one that occupies a special place in the heart of the Hadassah community. Hadassah & Jerusalem: United Forever will be a chance to celebrate this historic anniversary for Israel, for Hadassah and for the inspiring teams at our two hospitals.”

The event is free. To register for the event and to learn more, visit www.hadassah.org/events/YomYerushalayim.


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Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (HWZOA), is the largest Jewish women’s organization in the United States. With nearly 300,000 members, Associates, and supporters, Hadassah brings women together to effect change and advocate on such critical issues as ensuring the security of Israel, combating antisemitism, and promoting women’s health. Through the Hadassah Medical Organization's (HMO) two hospitals in Jerusalem, Hadassah delivers exemplary patient care to over a million people every year and supports world-renowned medical research. HMO serves without regard to race, religion, or nationality and earned a Nobel Peace Prize Nomination in 2005 for building “bridges to peace.” Additionally, Hadassah supports several Youth Aliyah villages that set at-risk children in Israel on the path to a successful future. For more information, visit www.hadassah.org.