The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Rabbi Dov Hillel Klein

Tannenbaum Chabad House, Northwestern Jewish Center
Chicago, IL

Sponsor: Rep. Janice Schakowsky, (D-IL)
Date of Prayer: 05/05/2010

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Ms. SCHAKOWSKY. Mr. Speaker, Rabbi , I think this is probably the first time that Bill Cosby has been part of the morning prayer. Certainly it is the first time his grandmother has been part of the prayer.

It is with great pride that I rise to welcome Rabbi Dov Hillel Klein to our Nation's Capital as guest chaplain.

Rabbi Klein works in my hometown of Evanston, Illinois, where he is a widely respected member of the community as the district director of Lubavitch Chabad.

Rabbi Klein has had a profound impact on Chabad, not only in Evanston, but throughout the United States. He was one of the pioneers in creating Chabad on university campuses in the United States when he brought his ministry to the students at Northwestern University. Because of his continued efforts, today Chabad is on 140 campuses throughout the United States.

Rabbi Klein also serves an invaluable role in our community as one of the founders and now senior chaplain for the Evanston Police Department, where he accompanies officers in squad cars on patrol and is called upon for crisis intervention. In fact, his work with law enforcement officers around town has earned him the nickname, "Rabbi Cop."

For all that he has done for our community, I am honored to welcome Rabbi Klein and his sons, Avramy and Levi, who are in the gallery to Congress and to thank him for his wonderful work.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Let us pray.
G–d please continue to bless us so we are able to pour and let others into our lives.
We thank G–d today for enabling us to serve this great Country and being able to make a difference not only in our lives, not only in the lives of our families and friends, but for allowing us to make a difference in the lives of countless numbers of Americans and people throughout the world. We ask G–d to continue to give us the insight, courage, and humility to serve the people of the United States. G–d please bless all the members of Congress and their families, and most of all, G–d Bless America.
G–d who makes peace in the heavens and on Earth, let us indeed have a year of peace, and let us all say Amen.

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