Younger members of the Cairns community show their appreciation to the local police

September 17, 2017 by J-Wire Staff
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 The children of the Cairns Jewish Community baked and delivered honey cakes  the police at the Smithfield  Police Station in Cairns as present for the Jewish New Year  

Rabbi Ari Ruben [left] watches police receive their honey cookies

The children made the cakes together at the Chabad RARA kids program, and delivered it themselves to show support for their local police.

“Sweet honey cake has a prominent place on the Rosh Hashanah holiday table,” explained Rabbi Ari Rubin of Chabad RARA in North Queensland. “It expresses our prayerful wishes for a sweet new year. We wanted to show appreciation to the police force who help us all be inscribed in the ‘Book of Life.’ ”

Chabad RARA offers unique services for the Jewish New Year, where the children have special programs. This year brings added significance noting all the events that are shaking our world, Mushkie Rubin is addressing the growing crisis by merging ancient texts and fun activities to bring the issues alive to the children, teaching the Jewish law of “Ahavat Yisrael” Love of our fellow people.

“I make sure the children understand how important the police are to our city,” says Mushkie Rubin. “I want them to know that nothing in this world should be taken for granted.”

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