Jewish Communities Prepare to Mark Rebbe's 10th Yahrzeit


June 4, 2004

Hundreds of people are expected at the JFK Library and Museum on June 17th to mark the 10th anniversary of the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of blessed memory. The event, billed "One People, One Soul," is cosponsored by twenty-two Chabad Centers from the greater Boston area. Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz of Jerusalem will deliver the keynote address.

As in Massachusssetts (which is served by 42 Chabad institutions, 22 of which are in the greater Boston area, 8 Chabad schools serving 5,000 children, 10 pre-schools, 25 Hebrew Schools, and 15 summer camps), Chabad centers worldwide will mark the 10th yahrzeit of the Rebbe, and reflect on his gift to the world and the continued inspiration his Shluchim draw from the Rebbe's life and works. The calendar date of the Rebbe's yahrzeit is the third Tamuz, corresponding this year to June 22.

In his keynote address, "A Life Worth Living," Rabbi Steinsaltz will focus on the universal longing for meaning, which can sometimes lead to excessive ambition or moral compromise. His broad knowledge of Jewish texts and wisdom will present a uniquely Jewish response that can be used in our own lives and in the education of our children.

Many distinguished guests from the Boston area are expected to participate. Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, himself a student of the Rebbe, is a prolific author on the Talmud, Jewish mysticism, religious thought, sociology, historical biography, and philosophy, he is best known for his monumental translation of and commentary on the Talmud, published by Random House.

This event is free of charge and open to the public.For more information readers may email:

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