Chabad of Greater Hartford will be hosting Rabbi Simon Jacobson at an evening of tribute to the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, marking the 22nd anniversary of his passing.
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 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.
The Rebbe interacted with countless individuals from a wide array of backgrounds, including statesmen and artists as diverse as Ronald Reagan, Robert F. Kennedy, Yitzchak Rabin, Menachem Begin, Elie Wiesel, and Bob Dylan, as well as countless “nameless” individuals who were each showered with his individual attention and love.
This event is a rare opportunity to learn about the scholarship and leadership of the Rebbe, up close and personal, from someone who worked behind the scenes for many decades.
The event fee is $10 advance payment and $13 at the door.