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Chabad Fresno Thanks Police with 'Copcakes'
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By David Taub, Senior Reporter
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June 25, 2020

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Chabad Fresno wanted to thank police for the service they provide.

So, they set up a canopy at their Shepherd Avenue synagogue on Wednesday to hand out “copcakes” and water to police officers who came by.

Fresno police officer Steve Jacobson even received an impromptu “Bar Mitzvah” ceremony, complete with prayers and tefillin (religious arm and head wrappings).

Remembering Departed Rabbi Motivated Police Thank You

Chabad Fresno picked Wednesday to honor police because it was the anniversary of the death of spiritual leader Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson of Brooklyn.

“To the world, a little bit of light (dispels) a lot of darkness,” said Chabad Fresno spiritual leader Levy Zirkind about Schneerson’s philosophy.

Other members of the congregation gathered as police officers and members of the community stopped by.

“We are here to spread goodness and kindness. They support us, we support them. We have to show that our community stands strong,” Zirkind said.

A woman stopped by with her husband to donate money.

“We’ll make this donation, because we support out cops too, and we appreciate what you’re doing.”

The money will be used to help pay for the cupcakes, with the rest for police.

Hoping Idea Will Spread

Chanie Zirkind and her husband, Rabbi Zirkind, have been on ride-alongs with the police.

“As I hear people talk not the nicest things about the police, it really hurts me very deeply. I felt like we had to honor them,” Chanie Zirkind said.

She hopes other houses of worship hold similar events: “We would love that.”

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David Taub,
Senior Reporter
Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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