WEST ROGERS PARK — The Rogers Park Police District plans to station officers at three posts to assist Orthodox Jews observing the holiday of Sukkot, according to a notice issued by District Cmdr. Thomas Waldera.
During certain days of the week-long festival and holiday, Jews abstain from work, which could include using phones and cars.
The notice from Waldera states that to ensure the safety of Jewish congregants, who will be attending services at synagogues during the holiday, police vehicles will be stationed at the following locations:
• On Devon Avenue, between Whipple and Troy avenues;
• On California Avenue, between North Shore Avenue and Pratt Boulevard;
• At Touhy and Sacramento avenues
The vehicles will be stationed from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m. Friday. In addition, the officers will be stationed next week on Thursday and Friday during the same times.
"If an emergency should arise, please alert officers stationed in those vehicles," Waldera said in the notice.
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