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The Rebbe Thanks the Mayor of Burlington, Vermont

The Rebbe Thanks the Mayor of Burlington, Vermont

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Letter & Spirit - Personal and Public Correspondence of the Lubavitcher Rebbe Send Us Your Letters Letter & Spirit - Personal and Public Correspondence of the Lubavitcher Rebbe

By the Grace of G‑d
Lag B'Omer, 5743
Brooklyn, N. Y.

The Honorable Bernard Sanders
Mayor
City of Burlington
Burlington, Vermont 05401

Greeting and Blessing:

This is to acknowledge with thanks receipt of your official Proclamation, designating Yud-Alef Nissan as a DAY OF EDUCATION.

I sincerely appreciate your thoughtfulness in designating this Education Day in honor of my birthday. I trust that your action will stimulate greater awareness of the vital importance of education, not only among all your worthy citizens, but also in the State of Vermont.

With prayerful wishes for success in your important and responsible position, for the prosperity of all your citizens, both materially and spiritually.

With blessing,
M. Schneerson

In this letter, dated Lag B’Omer 5743 (1983) and addressed to Mayor Bernard Sanders, the Rebbe thanks the mayor for his thoughtfulness in designating Education Day in honor of his birthday. Credit: 20/31, Bernard Sanders Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.
In this letter, dated Lag B’Omer 5743 (1983) and addressed to Mayor Bernard Sanders, the Rebbe thanks the mayor for his thoughtfulness in designating Education Day in honor of his birthday. Credit: 20/31, Bernard Sanders Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

Burlington Education Day, 1983

Office of the Mayor
BURLINGTON VERMONT

Bernard Sanders
Mayor

PROCLAMATION: EDUCATION DAY

Yud-Alef Nissan in Honor of the 81st Birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe

WHERES, The Lubavitcher Rebbe has democratized education;

BY, Laboring tirelessly to establish educational institutions for the elderly, for women, for children; and

WHEREAS, He has sought out the materially oppressed and disadvantaged, thereby effecting their enfranchisement through education; and

BY, Stressing the universal implications of education as a source of continuous creativity through which the human condition is perfected,

I, Bernard Sanders, Mayor of the City of Burlington, hereby designate Yud-Alef Nissan a DAY OF EDUCATION in Burlington, Vermont.

Bernard Sanders – Mayor
Dated on the twelfth day of April, 1983

Mayor Bernard Sanders proclaims the Rebbe’s birthday as a Day of Education in Burlington Vermont in 1983. Credit: 39/35, Bernard Sanders Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.
Mayor Bernard Sanders proclaims the Rebbe’s birthday as a Day of Education in Burlington Vermont in 1983. Credit: 39/35, Bernard Sanders Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

Burlington Education Day, 1985

Office of the Mayor
BURLINGTON VERMONT

Bernard Sanders
Mayor

PROCLAMATION: EDUCATION DAY

Yud-Alef Nissan in Honor of the 83rd Birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe

WHEREAS, The Lubavitcher Rebbe has democratized education;

BY, Laboring tirelessly to establish educational institutions
for the elderly, for women, for children; and

WHEREAS, He has sought out the materially oppressed and disadvantaged,
thereby effecting their enfranchisement through education; and

BY, Stressing the universal implications of education as a
source of continuous creativity through which the human condition is perfected; and

WHEREAS, Especially, in this same week marking the 850th birthday
of Maimonides, binding the principle of reason to human liberation.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bernard Sanders, Mayor of the City of Burlington, hereby designate Yud-Alef Nissan a DAY OF EDUCATION in Burlington, Vermont.

Bernard Sanders, Mayor
Dated on the 29th day of March, 1985

Mayor Bernard Sanders proclaims the Rebbe’s birthday as a Day of Education in Burlington Vermont in 1985. Credit: 39/36, Bernard Sanders Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.
Mayor Bernard Sanders proclaims the Rebbe’s birthday as a Day of Education in Burlington Vermont in 1985. Credit: 39/36, Bernard Sanders Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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