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Correspondence vis-a-vis the initiation of Education Day U.S.A.


In 1978, the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, proclaimed a "Year of Education" and called upon the Congress of the United States to proclaim "Education Day, U.S.A." on behalf of all Americans. In January 1978, the Congress passed a joint resolution proclaiming April 18, 1978, the Rebbe's seventy-sixth birthday, "Education Day, U.S.A." The proclamation was immediately signed into law by President Jimmy Carter.

Since then, on an annual basis, every President has proclaimed the Rebbe's Jewish birthday as Education Day U.S.A.

The Rebbe called for all countries, states, cities and localities to join in publicly recognizing the need to create a greater awareness of the essential qualities of education, and to provide a better education for all people throughout the world.

During his lifetime, the Rebbe worked to reconcile secularism and man's enduring need for a religious philosophy and moral values by which to live. And today, Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries across the globe, inspired by the Rebbe's vision, continue this vital work.


Correspondence between the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson of righteous memory, and President Jimmy Carter, regarding "Education Day U.S.A."
The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory and President Ronald Reagan enjoyed a deep relationship for many years.
South African Jewry marked the 15th anniversary of the passing of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, with a glimpse into the Rebbe’s work on behalf of education, a focus that extended into the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.
Photos of Education Day U.S.A. ceremonies and the signings of the bill
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To emphasize the vital role of education in society, the United States annually marks "Education and Sharing Day U.S.A." on the anniversary of the birth of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, who dedicated his life to the cause of education.