(Courtesy of Bronx Jewish Center) The Bronx is gearing up to join thousands of communities worldwide in marking the 27th anniversary of the passing of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, on Sunday June 13 of this year.
Described as the most influential rabbi in modern history, the Rebbe’s pioneering efforts to reach out lovingly to every Jew and connect them with their Jewish heritage have touched millions of lives and forever transformed the landscape of Jewish life. His teachings about the inherent goodness of all mankind—and the infinite potential of every individual and each good deed— galvanized countless people far and wide, and are increasingly studied.
In addition to his unparalleled role in the Jewish community as both a preeminent scholar and leader, the Rebbe was the only rabbi ever to receive the Congressional Gold Medal, and to have an American national day, Education and Sharing Day, proclaimed in his honor.
In keeping with the Rebbe’s lifetime goals and teachings, hundreds of thousands are redoubling their efforts at personal prayer, study and acts of loving kindness in preparation for the special date, as well as increasing their personal and communal efforts to encourage others to do the same. In the Bronx, many locals have undertaken an array of personal and communal activities in the Rebbe’s honor. Additionally, many tens of thousands will visit his resting place in Queens during the anniversary, bearing the personal prayers of millions.
On Sunday June 13 at 7 p.m., the Bronx’s Jewish community will gather for an evening of inspiration at The Bronx Jewish Center, 1969 Haight Avenue, Bronx NY 10461, to honor the life and legacy of the Rebbe. Rabbi Menachem Greisman, director of Chabad NorthWest Arkansas, will be sharing One by One: The Rebbe’s Impact on Jewish Life in the Ozarks.
For more information about this Evening of Inspiration, and to RSVP, visit online at www.BronxJewishCenter.org or call (718)-812-1701.