OU West Coast Gives Tribute to Los Angeles Police Department in Appreciation Breakfast

08 Oct 2013


From left: Captain Evangeline Nathan; Rabbi Alan Kalinsky, director of OU West Coast; Senior Lead Officer Ballasteros; Rabbi Adir Posy, assistant director of OU West Coast; Jay Greenstein, Chief Field/Transportation Deputy representing the Jewish Community from Councilmember Paul Koretz’ Fifth District office.

In an event sponsored by the OU West Coast Region with the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles Orthodox Community hosted Commanding Officer Capt. Evangeline Nathan together with the senior leadership of the LAPD as well as City Councilman Field Deputy Jay Greenstein. The purpose was an appreciation breakfast as a thanks to the LAPD for its efforts to keep the Los Angeles Jewish Community safe over the High Holiday Season and the Festival of Sukkot.

“I have had a relationship with the LAPD senior leadership for many years,” declared Rabbi Alan Kalinsky, director of the OU West Coast Region. “And it is vitally important that we keep that alive as we show the Police Department that we care about them and the work they do.”

Rabbi Adir Posy, assistant director of the OU West Coast Region, explains: “For so much of Jewish history, the Jewish people have been in the unfortunate position of having a relationship with police that was based on distrust and animosity. How fortunate we are in a country and a community where the dialogue is so open and the desire is so sincere to work together and to share genuine friendship.”

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