I write this letter in support of the New Jersey Chaplains Association and wish to congratulate you on the completion of your groundbreaking project, “The Professional’s Guide to Understanding Judaism.” This work will allow public safety personnel to enhance their understanding of the Jewish community, traditions, and customs. It is important to advance awareness of various faiths and traditions and allow for law enforcement and other professionals to respect a wide array of cultures in the workplace and I am confident that this project will benefit everyone who reads it. I commend the New Jersey Chaplains Association for taking a lead role in promoting the education and greater appreciation for the many diverse cultures, backgrounds and ethnicities our state offers. Once more, please accept my deepest appreciation for the efforts of the New Jersey Chaplains Association under the leadership of Chaplain Bursztyn and Wenger and thank you for undertaking this endeavor.
Steven M. Fulop, Jersey City, NJ Mayor