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A fun family day – The Australian Jewish News



Caulfield Police partnered with the Jewish community to host a Victoria Police and Jewish Community Day last Sunday, as part of Cultural Diversity week.

Various emergency service agencies attended including the SES, Ambulance Victoria and Fire Rescue, as well as representatives from Victoria Police.

Local Area Commander, Inspector Dr Cath Wilkins, and officers in charge of Caulfield Police Station, Ron Klajnblat and Helena Strickland, were also in attendance.

Senior Sergeant Strickland said, “The event was aimed at continuing to build trust, confidence and positive relationships between the local Jewish community and local police.

“It proved to be a successful fun family day. Victoria Police is proud to serve and work collaboratively with the Jewish community.”

At the event, children admired the horses of the mounted police and sat in police cars and ambulances, while parents toured the mobile police facility.

General manager of Hatzolah, Leon Landau, said the organisers “went above and beyond”.

“What an inspirational event, bringing together the range of emergency services whose members work tirelessly together to keep the community safe. Graciously hosted by the City of Glen Eira, the day showcased how much we can achieve working together,” he said.

Hatzolah was joined at the event by Glen Eira Council, Life Saving Victoria and the Community Security Group, as well as Jewish Victoria Police Chaplain Rabbi Shmuel Karnowsky and Oakleigh Police Chaplain Rabbi Daniel Rabin.

In a joint statement Karnowsky and Rabin said, “We are continually grateful to all the emergency services for their amazing work within the community.

“The past two years have been extremely challenging times and it was really wonderful to be able enjoy a community day where emergency services personnel and community members could come together to celebrate and strengthen the relationships between our community and our emergency services.”

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