Rank and File

TRUNK OR TREAT: In the eternal effort to provide a safe environment for their candy-seeking offspring, parents in the United States have developed the phenomenon of "trunk-or-treating." The latest Halloween trend involves gathering at a parking lot and having children collect sweets from the trunks of the other participants' vehicles. Lo and behold, the fad caught the ears of parents at the bilingual Gan Megid in Tel Aviv and they ended up holding their first trunk-or-treat party yesterday evening. After one parent received pictures of an event from a Stateside friend, she decided to put together a local version with other parents from the kindergarten, according to organizers. "We have been going to the Halloween party at City Kids [A center for young English-speaking families] for the past few years and we also just returned from the States where costumes are everywhere, so my daughter who is four and a half was overjoyed," Judith Veinstein, a Virginia native, told Haaretz yesterday. She said that she heard about the party while on vacation in the United StaTes, "so we stocked up on our decorations and traditional bite-sized candy. She noted her daughter Lia had never gone trick-or-treating but "knows we're doing something special." 

RUNNING FOR THE HOSPITAL THAT’S TREATING HER: For most children with cancer, entering the hospital to start treatment is a scary prospect. Not so for Orli Rose, 11, of Modi'in. "When Orli first walked into Schneider Children's Medical Center for treatment, her reaction was “It feels good to know I have been raising money for this hospital which is going to make me feel better," her father Daniel Rose told Haaretz this week. Rose, a London-born educator, explained that he and his family have been raising money for Schneider, located in Petah Tikva, by running races ever since the hospital successfully treated his nephew Zeevi Gray of Ra'anana in 2006. Then, in 2012, Orli along with her siblings and parents raised money for Schneider at the Disney World Marathon. After eight months of treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma, Orli came through. On November 29, some 30 participants raising money for the cause will join Daniel, his wife Jacqueline Rose, and their children in the Run for Schneider's Marathon from their home to the hospital. To make a tax-deductible donation, go to: http://my.jraise.com/en/RunforSchneiders

ANXIOUS ART: Johannesburg-born artist Pamela Silver explores themes of primitive man and primitive symbols in her latest exhibition, "The Horizon is Here," which opens November 7 in Tel Aviv. "It's also about primitive feelings of anxiety, which is a very prevalent feeling here more than in other countries," Silver told Haaretz Wednesday. "I have a series where I have mapped the rise and fall of feeling anxiety." Curator Irena Gordon added, "In her watercolors, Silver formulates an encounter of opposing forces of exigency and release, an encounter with every new series of paintings." Gordon added that Silver's present work follows the one presented in her 2004 "Circles in the Sand" exhibition at the Artists' House in Jerusalem. Silver, who grew up in Bulawayo, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and went on to study in Cape Town, London and New York, moved to Israel in 1973 and has had solo exhibits since 1984. Silver will conduct a gallery talk (in English and Hebrew) on November 23 at the exhibit located in the Zaritsky Artists' House. For more info, call (03) 524-6685.

Rank and File was compiled by Steven Klein.