The Chabad House at Rutgers University hosted more than 30 officers and commanders of Israel’s police department. The officials are visiting the United States as part of the Police Unity Tour, which honors fallen law enforcement officers. The Israeli police delegation is the largest foreign country police unit participating in the annual bike ride from New York City to Washington, D.C.
The Israeli officers were joined by New Jersey State Police Superintendent Colonel Pat Callahan and Ed Cetnar, the superintendent of police department at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Israeli delegation included Major General Yaniv Sofer; Major General Eran Kamin, the police attaché at the Embassy of Israel; Commander Yoni Zeituk, and Commander David Malka.
Andrew Gross, the executive director of the New Jersey/Israel Commission, Essex County Sheriff Office Chief Mike Safris, and Rabbi Chaplain Meir Melnicke also were there.
Rabbi Yosef Carlebach, who is both the Chabad House’s executive director and the New Jersey State Police chaplain, encouraged the Israeli officers to strengthen the safety of all of Israel’s population by adding mitzvot to their daily schedule.
Rabbi Mendy Carlebach, Chabad House’s administrator and the Port Authority Police Department chaplain, presented awards and mementos to the police officials.