New Jersey Law Enforcement Leaders Gather at Chabad House at Rutgers University
The Attorney General of New Jersey, Mr. Gurbir S. Grewal, the Supt. of N.J. State Police, Colonel Pat Callahan, and the Director of the N.J. Office of Homeland Security, Jared Maples, met on Tuesday with the Rabbis and Students of Chabad at Rutgers University. The meeting took place in the Franco-Ashkenazi Sephardi Shul at Chabad House.
The Attorney General spoke of his tenure as Bergen County Prosecutor, and of his experience as N.J. Attorney General. The A.G. related the need of education, cultural sensitivity, and the sharing of ideas between law enforcement and the faith-based community. The Chabad Rabbis and students related stories to the A.G. of how different experiences brought all parties to a greater appreciation of each other, and how a common benefit resulted to the entire community of N.J. citizens. One student related a story of how a police officer understood all the issues of Shabbat and Kashrut, and came to the rescue of the student through a long weekend period. The session concluded with a "Q and A" period with Rutgers students.
The Chabad Rabbis included Rabbi Yosef Carlebach, Founding Rabbi and Exec. Director of Chabad House at Rutgers, Rabbi Baruch Goodman - Chabad Campus Director, Rabbi Shaya Shagalow - Campus Learning Director, Rabbi Mendy Carlebach - Chabad Administrator, Rabbi Mendy Pevzner - Chabad Special Projects Director, Rabbi Ephi Carlebach - Chabad of Northern Monmouth, Rabbi Avrohom Mykoff - Congregation Poile Zedek, and Rivka Greenberg - Chabad Administrative Coordinator.
The A.G. and law enforcement leaders promised to return to Chabad House for future meetings with the students and staff.
Photo credit to Tim Larsen, Office of NJ Attorney General & Morris Antebi
4:42 PM in New Brunswick, NJ
Shabbat Ends 5:44 PM
Friday, 18 Jan 2019