Hadassah will celebrate the 1967 return of its Mount Scopus hospital and the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem at a May 25 ceremony with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. It will recreate the memorable “key return” ceremony, when then Hadassah national president Charlotte Jacobson received a commemorative key to Hadassah Mount Scopus from Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek, reuniting Hadassah’s two hospitals in Jerusalem. The Mount Scopus hospital, which was closed after the 1948 attack on a convoy of hospital personnel, had become a U.N.-protected Israeli exclave guarded by Israeli security forces.
The ceremony will honor the memory of the people who died in Jerusalem’s reunification and pay tribute to those people whose efforts have made Hadassah Hospital a modern complex that rivals the best hospitals and research facilities anywhere in the world. For more information, go to www.hadassah.org.