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After narrowly escaping the Nazi onslaught in France, the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994), and his wife, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson (1901-1988), arrived to the United States of America on the 28th day of the Jewish month of Sivan.

Inspiring the Jewish American Revolution

Inspiring the Jewish American Revolution

76 Years Since Rebbe's Arrival in America

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fter narrowly escaping the Nazi onslaught in France, the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994), and his wife, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson (1901-1988), arrived to the United States of America on the 28th day of the Jewish month of Sivan.

The Sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe appointed his newly arrived son-in-law to head the social and educational outreach programs of Chabad-Lubavitch. Thus began the Rebbe’s decades-long revolutionary work to revitalize Jewish life in the Western Hemisphere and across the globe.

Seven decades ago the center of world Jewry in Europe was in the midst of being destroyed. Mass murder by the Germans was the norm, targeted against Jews of all backgrounds and nationalities, who were executed on the streets and gassed in concentration camps.
Call me a cultural bigot, but every aspect of the way I view reality is affected by my identification with the country in which I was born and raised.
28 Sivan, 5701 -- June 23, 1941
This short documentary includes first hand accounts from those who were actually present at the Rebbe and Rebbetzin's arrival on American soil. Interviewees: Rabbis Yitzchak Groner, Leibel Posner, Dovid Edelman, and Hershel Fogelman.
Eye witnesses describe the early years of the Rebbe's arrival in America
Jewish Educational Media released a never-before-seen document in honor of the 70th anniversary of the U.S. arrival of the future Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, and Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, of righteous memory.
The Day the Rebbe and Rebbetzin Arrived in the U.S.A.
If it were not for what happened on the 28th of Sivan in 1941, I'm not really sure where my conscious connection to my Jewishness would have come from. If my Jewishness lies over the sea, I am scared to think what would have become of me.
28 Sivan: The arrival of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin to the United States
The ship that carried the Rebbe to safety
Neutral Portugal seemed like an oasis, far away from bloody battlefields, curfews and air-raid sirens.