L.R. Arkansas – Jewish PD Chaplain


Ever get a speeding ticket in Arkansas? You now know what to do. We no have an “Edgar Gluck” there!!


The Little Rock police department has its first Jewish chaplain. Officers attended a prayer breakfast at a Little Rock synagogue last week to meet the chaplain, Rabbi Martin Applebaum. He’s one of eight chaplains in the police force. They offer nondenominational support to police and serve in functions such as death notification. Applebaum is originally from Brooklyn, NY, and moved to Little Rock in September. He’s worked for decades as an Army chaplain and as a police chaplain in other cities. There are few Jews in Arkansas, but Applebaum says he’s used to ministering to non-Jews. He says God wants him to be in Little Rock.