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Theater in the Rough’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Photo by Yitz Woolf
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BE THERE THURSDAY: For the fourth consecutive year, English-speaking job seekers and small-business owners can network and learn to navigate the Israeli market at The Event in Jerusalem’s Binyanei Hauma (International Convention Center). Organizers say that dozens of top-notch Israeli companies and organizations will be there on Thursday to provide information and accept resumes. Advice will be given on “suitable interview techniques, immigrants’ rights and useful employment bureaus and websites,” according to IMP, the media company that initiated the job fair. There will also be a variety of practical workshops as well as a free kids’ zone. The Event will feature a special appearance by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. “We have reviewed feedback from past participants and implemented proper changes to improve the current program, stated Gidon Katz, IMP VP. More information at http://www.theevent.org.il/.
 
WHAT FOOLS THESE MORTALS BE: Shakespeare fans can join a host of fairies and lovers frolicking through Athens into an enchanted forest starting tomorrow, as Theater in the Rough presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream: in motion” in Jerusalem’s Bloomfield Park. The cast, members of which hail variously from Israel, Great Britain and the United States,  includes Tzviya Brickel, Sara Comparado, Tammy Elashvili, Andy Katz, Annabelle and Sarah Landgarten, Tamar Naggan, Gilad Petranker, Toby Trachtman, Liane Ratzersdorfer, Ira and Natan Skop, Avital Sykora. Producer Beth Steinberg told Haaretz Wednesday that the war in Gaza presented dilemmas to her out-of-town crew. “Each time I get into the car on my way to rehearsal there is the tension of what might happen,” said Tamar Naggan, who plays Titania and had to leave her two children in the southern Israeli community of Omer, near Be’er Sheva, three or four nights a week. “And I have not missed one rehearsal,” Taggan said. For more information, call (052) 553-8132. 
 
TZEDAKAH: Leket Israel on Sunday delivered food products valued at hundreds of thousands of shekels to 30 nonprofit agencies in the South. The food bank, founded by Teaneck, New Jersey native Joseph Gitler, was aiming to provide the needy with necessary items and to support local businesses in Sderot, Ofakim, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Nitzan and Netivot that have been hurt hard by the recent conflict in the Gaza Strip. “Leket Israel is not only looking for ways to increase our food donations to the needy in the south but also boost the economy in the area,” said Gidi Kroch, Leket Israel’s CEO.
Rank and File was compiled by Steven Klein.
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