Rabbi Moshe Rotberg, author of Emergencies In Halacha, has been appointed as a Chaplain for the Lakewood Fire Department. Rabbi Rotberg, who was been advising the Jewish firefighters for some time, has accepted the official position during the last board meeting, to provide guidance and answer Halachic questions the firefighters are faced with on Shabbos and Yom Tov.
“We’re delighted to have him onboard”, Fire Chief Rodney Youmans says, and welcomes the move as the number of Jewish personnel in the recent years conitnues to rise.
Youmans says there are approximately 7 Jewish firefighters, and about 6 Jewish fire police on the Department.
Rabbi Rotberg joins Committeeman Meir Lichtenstien who has been serving as a Chaplain and Liasion to the Township for approximately 5 years. TLS. Photo credits: Lakewood Shopper.