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August 03, 1990 - Image 20

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-08-03

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DETROIT

IF YOU CAN'T COME TO US
FOR A HOME LOAN,
WE WILL COME TO YOU.

Shir Shalom Members
Approve Land Purchase

SUSAN GRANT

Staff Writer

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If you're like most people these days,
you're probably stretched pretty thin
at work.

Add to that the time-consuming
activity of looking for a house, and the
demands of your family, and you might feel
too pressed to come in and see us.

emple Shir Shalom of-
ficials are moving
ahead with plans to
build a new home for the
growing congregation.
Temple members gave
their unanimous approval
July 31 to purchase an 8.5
acre-parcel at the southeast
corner of Orchard Lake and
Walnut Lake roads in West
Bloomfield. Rabbi Dannel
Schwartz expects a new
30,000-square-foot temple
featuring a 350-seat sanc-
tuary, social hall and
classrooms will be built on
the site in the next two
years.
Now that the decision to
purchase the land has been
made, the congregation will
spend the next few months
hiring an architect and fund
raising, Rabbi Schwartz
said.
Since its formation two
years ago, the temple has
outgrown the
9,000-square-foot space it
rents in a Maple Road office
building as its membership
climbed from 30 to 500
families.
The temple will pay
$675,000 for the parcel
where a vacant farm house
and a small home are now
located, said Robert
Fineman, temple past presi-
dent. At the closing date, the
temple will pay $200,000 in
cash to the family who owns
the land. The remaining
money will be paid in the

next three years at 10 per-
cent interest.
The contract can be voided
by the congregation if the
land does not prove suitable
for building or if West
Bloomfield Township does
not approve the temple's site
plans within the next year,
Mr. Fineman said.
"We are confident there
will not be a problem," he
said.
The biggest challenge fac-
ing the congregation will be
raising the $3 million it is
expected to cost for the new
building.
"If we do not raise at least
$1.5 million, it would not
make sense to go on with the
project. If we don't collect
the money, we're not going
to dig a hole in the ground
that we can't fill up," said
Mr. Fineman, the temple's
fund-raising chairman.
In addition to money,
members were worried that
West Bloomfield Township
Trustees would put a dent in
the temple's plans. Mr.
Fineman admitted it is a
concern especially after the
township almost denied
Congregation B'nai Moshe's
plans to build a synagogue
on Drake Road.
"There is no guarantee,"
Mr. Fineman said. But he
doubts the township will ob-
ject to the plan.
"We're not a stranger to
them," he said. "This con-
gregation is already a part of
the township. That is one of
the reasons we feel they will
not have a problem with
it." ❑

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Suicide Is Suspected
In Israeli Pilot's Death

Tel Aviv (JTA) — Funeral
services were held last week
for Lt. Haggai Mori, a 33-
year-old air force reservist
from Haifa who is believed
to have committed suicide by
crashing his plane in the
Golan Heights on July 13,
after what looks like a sen-
timental flight over parts of
Israel that he loved.
Mori's body was found in
his wrecked plane on a
Golan hillside near Ma'aleh
Ganila. He left no note and
his wife said she knew of no
reason why he would kill
himself.
The air force has opened
an investigation into why
Mori was permitted to take

off from a military air base
before dawn July 13,
without lights and without
clearance from the control
tower.
He flew a light Dornier
plane, which left erratic
radar tracks that were not
followed up. After Haggai
was reported missing, he
became the object of a mas-
sive land, sea and air search.
His plane may have been
mistaken for a crop duster.
The plane's radar record
shows that he flew over his
parents' house in Tel Aviv,
across the Negev to the Dead
Sea, then north to Haifa,
where he circled his own
home.

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