Elected officials and community leaders came together to honor one of the most influential Rabbis in history.
A news conference was held at the state office building to mark the 117th Anniversary of the Rebbe’s or Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson’s birth with Education and Sharing Day.
The Rebbe’s teachings emphasized the value of even the smallest good deed.
He is the only Rabbi to ever receive the Congressional Gold Medal and to have an American national day proclaimed in his honor.
Rabbi Levi Slonim says this day is about encouraging everyone to work to create a better and brighter future. “There’s so much happening these days. Every minute there’s something else happening our phone is constantly buzzing. This is about going back to the cores of education and not just thinking about what it is that will get us the most amount of digits on our paycheck. But thinking about what it is that’s important to us in life.”
Education and Sharing Day was established as an American Tradition in 1978.