Education and Sharing Day - April
Thu, Apr 18, 2024

Education and Sharing Day

Education and Sharing Day is an annual American holiday commemorating a rabbi named Rabbi Menachem-Mendl Schneerson and his achievements. He did much to ensure that Jewish students in the United States received a decent education and were free to practice Judaism. The holiday is celebrated on the 11th day of the Jewish month of Nissan. Each year the date varies, but it always lies between March 21 and April 21.


The great rabbi, in honor of whom the holiday is named, was the leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch dynasty. In his circles he was known by the nickname “Rebbe. His achievements are hard to overestimate. His main goal was to provide every child with a decent education.

Rabbi came to the United States in 1941 and immediately became active. The movement he created became fundamental in establishing a network of educational centers. There it was possible not only to gain knowledge, but also to practice Judaism freely. They combined the pursuit of the highest scientific achievements, which was skillfully combined with religious faith.

Education and Sharing Day was established in 1978 by President D. Carter to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the birth of Menachem-Mendl Schneerson. Since then, the holiday has been supported by each successive president and is celebrated annually.

Interesting facts

  • The educational centers created by the rabbi were called “Chabad houses.
  • Schneerson considered education to be an important aspect of any person’s life. Ignoring it could stall people’s development and return them to the Stone Age.
  • In 1980, a Chabad youth group was founded, which still exists today. It is engaged in informational activities and raises people’s awareness of Jewish culture and its peculiarities.

How to celebrate

Learn more about the activities of Chabad Houses. Read more about the activities of Schneerson.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Let more people know about it! If there are Jews among your users who have been to Chabad House, let them tell you about their experiences!

When is Education and Sharing Day celebrated in 2024?

Education and Sharing Day is celebrated on the 11th day of Nissan on the Jewish calendar.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday April 18 2024
Monday April 8 2025