Sunday, June 13, 2021, marks the 27th anniversary of the passing of the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory. On the anniversary of a tzadik’s passing, all the light that he planted in this world—his teachings, good deeds, and everything in which he invested his life and being—all this shines brightly, so that anyone connected to him can receive blessings of life, happiness and wisdom.

How should we spend such a day? How do we make that connection?

Here are six simple suggestions:

If you’re the type that likes to go all the way, skip to our Insider’s Guide to the Third of Tammuz.)

1. Learn

Best connections are mind-to-mind. Make some of those by visiting our special collection of essays, videos and teachings—and plug your mind into the Rebbe’s ideas.

2. Pray

Make the light real. After night has fallen and Shabbat has ended, light a 24-hour candle, as is customary on the anniversary of a close one’s passing. Even if you don’t regularly attend services, try to get to your local synagogue the Shabbat before, and/or on the actual day. If you cannot do so safely this year, pray at home.

3. Give

Partner with one of the Rebbe’s institutions, either at home, in Israel, or abroad, by making a donation that day.

4. Do

Check out the Ten-Point Mitzvah Campaign that the Rebbe initiated. See how you can expand your involvement in any of those mitzvahs. Encourage another Jew to do the same. As the Rebbe would often say, any one mitzvah can transform the entire world.

5. Write

Write a letter to be placed at the resting place of the Rebbe that day using our online form. Ask him to help you open the gates of heaven’s blessings—for you, your family and friends at this special time. Mention the resolutions you have made today, and the positive influence you’ve had on others.

6. Spread the Word

Make a time to sit with your family and talk about the Rebbe, his accomplishments and his vision, and the mission he gave each one of us to prepare this world for the times of Moshiach.