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THIS WEEK IN JERUSALEM
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August 14, 2014 14:14
Peggy Cidor’s round-up of city affairs.
Festival

This year’s Klezmer Festival features workshops by award-winning trumpeter Frank London.. (photo credit:PR)

A mall of a good time
With two weeks to go until the end of summer vacation from school, parents who have already exhausted all their plans have another option: children’s programs at the recently renovated Hadar Mall on Talpiot’s Pierre Koenig Street. A program of children’s favorites – songs, theater and other performances – will take place every day until the end of August. Entrance is free, and the activities are going on near the ground-floor Aroma coffee shop – which, of course, will be more than happy to entertain the parents while the children watch jugglers, clowns and pantomimes.

Relief in Jerusalem
About 100 southern residents exposed to rocket fire were the guests of the city earlier this week. The Taglit with the South project hosted families from communities in the South, in cooperation with the Joint Distribution Committee in Jerusalem. The project was aimed particularly at families with special-needs children, who got an opportunity not only to spend a day far from the rockets and the sirens but also to experience some of the city’s best leisure locations. The visit included the Biblical Zoo, the Old City and the Western Wall. Next week, another group from the South will come to the capital to enjoy a full day of activities and calm.

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