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September 04, 1987 - Image 5

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-09-04

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UP FRONT

Neighborhood Project Head
Leaves; Evaluation Begins

Harriet Cooper, who has served as
director of the Jewish Welfare Federa-
tion's Neighborhood Project since its
inception in June 1986, resigned this
week • from the position to pursue
another business opportunity. Norma
Silver, director of the Jewish Informa-
tion Service, is serving as interim
head until a permanent appointment
is made.
Mark Schlussel, chairman of the
project's advisory committee, said this
week that Cooper did "an outstanding
job" and the Federation is committed
to building on the foundation she
helped create.
He said the committee is analyz-
ing how it wants the program to
develop over the next two-to-five
years. This, in turn, will clarify the
program's personnel needs and lead to
the hiring of a new director in a
careful, thoughtful manner.

lb date, the Neighborhood Project
has given 120 loans worth approx-
imately $530,000 to Jewish persons
seeking to purchase homes in the
target areas of Oak Park and
Southfield between 10 and 12 Mile
Roads and Greenfield and Telegraph
Roads, according to Cooper.
She added the program has been
averaging 20-25 applicants per
month. Additionally, a program
underwritten by the B'nai B'rith
Covenant Credit Union will make
$100,000 available beginning at the
end of this month, at market rates, to
existing homeowners in the target
areas who are planning
improvements.
The project was created to help
Jews purchase homes in Oak Park
and Southfield and help convey and
strengthen the sense of a Jewish
"neighborhood" in those two areas.

Tight Schedule Prevents
Pope From HMC Visit

A tight schedule during hiS visit
to Detroit Sept. 18-19 is being cited
as the reason for Pope John Paul II
declining an invitation to visit the
Holocaust Memorial Center in West
Bloomfield.
Rabbi Charles Rosenzveig,
founder and executive vice president
of the Holocaust Memorial Center,
said this week that he issued an in-
vitation to the pontiff; channelled
through Bishop Robert Lynch of the

National Conference of Catholic
Bishops' Office for the Papal Visit, to
visit the center and utilize it as "a
distinct forum for His Holiness to
assert the uniqueness of the
Holocaust as mankind's sin against
the Jewish people that -should never
be repeated against any people" and
that "such a clarion call from His
Holiness at this symbolic historic site
would have powerful constructive
Continued on Page 13

Bill Hertz of the Michigan Jewish Sports Hall of Fame gives a congratulatory hug to Barbara
Hertzberg at the Special Games. See Photostory p. 56.

A&P Plans Kosher Meat
Dept. For Future Store

The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Meats in West Bloomfield shut its
Co. (A&P) is considering the introduc- doors. The Vaad Hakashrus of the
tion of a fresh kosher meat depart- Council of Orthodox Rabbis removed
ment within a "store of the future" it its certification from Bernard and Son
is planning for 14 Mile and Farni- of Farmington Hills after claiming
last year that non-kosher meat was
ington Roads in Farmington Hills.
A company spokesman who ask- brought into the store, leaving Dubin
ed not to be identified said this week and Adler, within Farmer Jack at Or-
that a decision on whether to include chard Lake and Maple Roads, the on-
a fresh kosher meat department may ly Vaad-certified butcher operating in
be made within the next six weeks. the West Bloomfield-Farmington
The 40,000-square-foot store, to be Hills area. -
A&P opened a Say-a-Center on
located in Tiffany Plaza, has a plann-
Greenfield Road in Oak Park last
ed December opening.
Within the past year, three December and recently introduced a
Detroit metropolitan area kosher line of bakery products under the
meat markets have closed their doors. supervision of Rabbi Jack Goldman's
Most recently, Franklin Kosher Metropolitan Kashruth Council.

ROUND UP

Magazine Sale
To Aid Vatican
Judaica Show

Philadelphia (JTA) — Pro-
fits from the sale of Welcome,
a new, glossy magazine
devoted to Pope John Paul II's
September pastoral visit to
America, will be used to help
finance a traveling exhibition
of Judaica from the Vatican
Library, it was announced
last week by Albert Wood, a
spokesperson for the National
Committee for the Vatican
Judaica Exhibition. A
number of U.S. Catholic
charities will also benefit
from sales of the publication.
The Pope is scheduled to
bless the Vatican Judaica Ex-
hibition, which opened at the
Miami Center for the Fine
Arts in July, in Miami. The

exhibition will subsequently
be shown in the following
cities through 1989: Cincin-
nati, Los Angeles, Memphis,
New York, Chicago, Detroit,
Washington, D.C., San Fran-
cisco, Philadelphia, and
Houston.
The Vatican Judaica Ex-
hibition contains Jewish
manuscripts produced be-
tween the 8th and 18th cen-
turies. The works are on loan
from the Vatican Library's
collection of 800 Judaica
manuscripts.

Israel To Screen
Films Fridays

Jerusalem (JTA) — A Jeru-
salem commercial cinema
plans five film screenings on
a future Friday night, and Or-
thodox circles in the city plan
major demonstrations, in

what is shaping up as
another tension-filled Shab-
bat for the capital city, it was
reported last week.
The Orthodox, heartened by
their solid showing at a
Western Wall prayer meeting,
are also moving on the poli-
tical plane: the Council of
Torah Sages of the Shas Par-
ty ordered its politicians to
secede from Mayor Teddy
Kollek's municipal coalition
unless the Shabbat dispute is
satisfactorily resolved.
The commercial cinema,
Orion, intends to offer lec-
tures at the start of each
showing, thereby abiding, in
its view, by a municipal by-
law provision permitting
cultural events on the Sab-
bath while forbidding regular
commercial film screenings.
The Orion would presumably
sell club membership tickets
before the Sabbath begins.

U.S. Demands
Eitan Dismissal

lel Aviv (JTA) — The U.S.
last week again demanded of
Israel that Rafael Eitan, who
was head of the Scientific
Liaison Bureau which was
dismantled in the wake of the
Jonathan Pollard spy affair,
be dismissed from his current
position as Board chairman of
Israel Chemicals as a precon-
dition for any final disposition
of the Pollard case, Maariv
reported.

The paper quoted authori-
tative sources in Jerusalem
who are handling this as say-
ing that Israel rejects the U.S.
demand. They add that all
the contacts are on a semi-
official basis, so that
theoretically it could even be
maintained that no such de-

mand was ever made.
Formally, the contacts are
continuing between Israeli
lawyers and U.S. prosecution
officials regarding the latter's
request to lift the immunity
of Eitan, Trit Erb and Yosef
Yagur. They received immuni-
ty when they testified before
U.S. committees investigating
the Pollard case. But the
American officials now say
they did not tell the whole
truth.

Regarding the demand for
Eitan's dismissal, Maariv
said there are officials in
Jerusalem who would con-
sider this, but only if the U.S.
promised that this would
spell the end of the Pollard af-
fair. However, the U.S. is con-
tinuing to insist that Israel
give it the names of other
Americans who helped it in
the same way Pollard did.

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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