Bradley Beach Synagogue Honors Police Officers


coaster-news-200-newOn Sat., Aug. 20 over 100 congregants of the Congregation Agudath Achim in Bradley Beach took time after services to honor the borough’s police department.

Chief Leonard Guida, Lt. Ed Scott and a number of other officers represented the department while Mayor Gary Engelstad and Borough Councilmen Harold Cotler and Norman Goldfarb, a longtime police officer, represented the council.

Cotler read a prepared message to the police department stressing the fact that officers put their own safety on the line everyday.

Rabbit Kelman recited a special blessing for the state and police.

Children from the synagogue made cards, giving them to the officers.

According to a release from the synagogue, Chief Guida pointed out that in his many years of service to Bradley Beach, this stood out as a unique event to honor the police officers who protect the community 24/7.

Councilman Goldfarb, on behalf of the council, also expressed his appreciation to law enforcement.

The ceremony was followed by a special Chulent Cook-off, a traditional Jewish delicacy, with Mayor Engelstad, Chief Guida, and Councilman Goldfarb serving as judges.

The release also stated that a musical, “Kabbalat Shabbat at the Beach” will be performed Fri., Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the 5th Avenue Gazebo. It will be followed by Kiddush and refreshments. All are welcome to attend.

The public is also invited to the musical Havdalah on Sat., Sept. 3 at 8:20 p.m. at the Gazebo.

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