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Joe Ain, past president of the Allied Jewish Community Services, has agreed to be the chairman of the Montreal Committee of the Negev Yeruham Project. A total of $2.5 million will be raised here in the first two years of the project to improve the living standards of the 6200 persons living in the Negev community of Yeruham. Ben Gurion University of the Negev was asked to prepare a master plan for the renewal of Yeruham, Ain said. The major responsibility of the committee will be to develop plans for bringing more manpower to assist Yeruham and develop relationships with Yeruham residents through visits to Yeruham.

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