Albany, New York On Monday, Assemblyman David I. Weprins resolution, K258, which commemorates the 117th anniversary of the birth of the revered Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, corresponding to 11 Nisan, 5779 in the Jewish calendar, was adopted by the Assembly. Weprin introduces the resolution each year in the Rebbes honor.
As a leader of the Chabad Lubavitch movement for 44 years, Rabbi Schneerson established over 1,500 Lubavitch Centers throughout the world advancing the education of countless individuals. This year his birth marks the beginning of 117 Days of Education in tribute to his educational endeavors. Today, the Chabad Lubavitch movement has institutions in every State and operates over 5,000 centers in over 1,000 cities in 102 countries across the globe.
Prior to the passage of the resolution, a luncheon was held at the Legislative Office Building featuring Rabbi Shmuel Butman, director of the Lubavitch Youth Organization, and Rabbi Yisroel Rubin, Co-director of the Chabad of the Capital District.
The Lubavitch movement is international with thousands of followers and Chabad houses in every city throughout the world. Education is a priority and its very appropriate that we celebrate 117 days of education in honor of Lubavitcher Rebbe's 117th birthday," said Assemblyman David Weprin. I am proud to sponsor a resolution each year commemorating the life and accomplishments of revered Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson.