Colors: Blue Color

On the Hebrew calendar, Yud Aleph Nissan, the eleventh day of Nissan, fell on this past Tuesday, April 12. The day marked the 120th anniversary of the birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rav Menachem Mendel Schneerson zt”l. The day was established as Education and Sharing Day by Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, taking a note from President Jimmy Carter, who did the same back in 1978 in recognition of the Rebbe’s efforts to secure a better education for all children. In commemoration of the historic date, a representative group of the shluchim from Queens attended a ceremony at Queens Borough Hall, where Richards presented the delegation with a proclamation. The announcement declared the Rebbe as “a passionate advocate for children and stressed the importance of educating children in ways that will help every child develop a strong intellect and a solid moral character.”

Over the last four weeks, Met Council conducted the largest free Passover food distribution in America to ensure over 305,000 Jewish New Yorkers have all the kosher food they need for the upcoming holiday. In partnership with UJA-Federation of New York, Met Council mobilized over 1,186 volunteers and staff to distribute over 2.7 million pounds of food to 191 locations throughout the five boroughs and Westchester.