SERVING DETROIT'S JEWISH COMMUNITY
THIS ISSUE 60c
Has Successful Start
Sunday's Neighborhood Project
ice cream social will be more than
a neighborhood get-together. The
"Love Thy Neighborhood" event at
the Morris Branch of the Jewish
Community Center will mark a
successful first year for the
Neighborhood Project, which helped
65 Jewish families move into
specified areas of Oak Park and
On Tuesday, the United Jewish
Charities board voted to continue
their commitment to the program,
establishing a fund of $250,000 for
a second year of no-interest loans.
In the first year just completed, the
Neighborhood Project distributed
$350,000 in UJC and Hebrew Free
Loan funds to the 65 families, av-
eraging $5,000 per loan.
For its second year, the project
is adding a $100,000 commitment
from B'nai B'rith's Covenant Credit
Union for lower-interest home im-
provement loans. The loans will
carry an interest rate equal to the
prime rate, rather than the higher
market rate, and will be available
to any Jewish family living in the
"This appeals to current resi-
dents, not just new home buyers,"
said Neighborhood Project director
Harriet Cooper. She emphasized
the need to encourage current resi-
dents, and pointed to several recent
programs which are designed to
enhance the neighborhoods."We re-
cently had a meeting with
synagogue leadership in the area,"
she said, "and the synagogues are
designating 'high quality' volun-
teers to be liaisons with the
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Israel Confirms Arad
As U.S. Ambassador
Jerusalem (JTA) — The Cabinet
last Sunday confirmed the nomina-
tion of career diplomat Moshe Arad
to be Israel's next Ambassador to the
United States. Arad, 52, who is
presently Ambassador to Mexico, was
summoned home for meetings with
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir and
Foreign Minister Shimon Peres.
He will succeed Ambassador Meir
Rosenne, whose four-year tour of du-
ty in Washington expired recently.
Arad's nomination ended months
of wrangling between Shamir and
Peres over who would fill Israel's most
important diplomatic post abroad.
Until now, each man's proposal was
vetoed by the other. Shamir con-
sistently supported Hanan Baron, a
recently retired diplomat. Peres
reportedly rejected him on grounds he
would not go over well on television.
Baron left the foreign service and is
now vice president of the Weitzmann
Institute of Science.
Arad served previously as
Comptroller-General of the Foreign
Ministry and as assistant Director
General in charge of information.
Earlier in his career he was an aide
to Justice Minister Yaacov Shimshon
CANDLELIGHTING 8:50 P.M.
JUNE 12, 1987 / 15 SIVAN 5747