Chabad of Westchester County – An Evening Honoring The Rebbe feat. Rabbi Yehudah Krinsky


July 11, 2024    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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On July 11, over 19 Jewish communities of Westchester will gather for an evening of unity, prayer and music as they mark 30 years since the passing of the Rebbe — Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, the most influential rabbi in modern history. The event, An Evening Honoring The Rebbe, will take place at The Sonesta Hotel in White Plains.

“Many in Westchester feel a deep connection to the Rebbe, and his impact is strongly felt here even today, thirty years after his passing,” said Rabbi Mendel Silberstein, director of Chabad of Larchmont and Mamaroneck. “The Rebbe is the inspiration behind much of the vibrant Jewish life that Jews enjoy today in Mamaroneck, White Plains, New Rochelle, and all of Westchester.”

Born in Mykolayiv, Ukraine in 1902, the Rebbe arrived in the USA from Nazi-occupied Europe in 1941. He assumed leadership of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement in 1950, and is credited with engineering Judaism’s global post-Holocaust renaissance. 

“Jews from across the spectrum of Jewish life have been touched by his transformative leadership and Torah teachings,” said Rabbi Silberstein. “The Rebbe’s influence is felt most through the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, which became the largest and most dynamic Jewish force in the world under his leadership, with more than 3,500 institutions across more than 100 countries.”

The event will feature Rabbi Yehudah Krinsky, the Rebbe’s personal secretary for over four decades and the chairman of the educational arm of the Chabad movement, who will offer unique insights and reflections into the Rebbe’s life and teachings. A captivating musical program by a string quartet will also showcase the Rebbe’s cherished songs and melodies. 

For many in Westchester and around the world, the occasion of the Rebbe’s passing, corresponding to July 9, is a time to reflect on the Rebbe’s life and teachings through prayer and increasing their acts of goodness and kindness. The date will be marked by thousands of commemorative events around the world, with emphasis on the Rebbe’s impact, teachings, and enduring legacy. 



What: An Evening Honoring The Rebbe feat. Rabbi Yehudah Krinsky

Where: The Sonesta Hotel  |  66 Hale Ave, White Plains, NY

When: Thursday July, 11th  |  Doors Open: 7:00pm  |  Program Start: 7:30pm

More Info: For More info and to RSVP, please visit 


About Chabad of Westchester County:

With over 12 centers in Westchester County, Chabad offers Jewish education, outreach and social service programming for families and individuals of all ages, backgrounds and affiliations and was established by emissaries of the Rebbe in 1994. For more information, please visit 

About the Rebbe:

The Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory is widely considered the most influential rabbi in modern history. The Rebbe’s influence transcended sectarian or geographic borders, and many thousands of people from all walks of life benefitted from his wisdom, comfort and counsel. The Rebbe advised world leaders and shaped matters of state and society, and many influential figures such as Robert F. Kennedy, Yitzchak Rabin, Menachem Begin, and Benjamin Netanyahu.

In 1994, the Rebbe was recognized for his global leadership and impact on society, with the Congressional Gold Medal. He is the only rabbi to receive this honor, and the only Rabbi to have an American national day, Education and Sharing Day U.S.A., proclaimed annually since 1978 in recognition of his work. The Rebbe’s Torah work is colossal, being the largest existing corpus of Torah teachings (the Rebbe taught publicly for more than 11,000 hours). 

For more information on the life and teachings of the Rebbe, visit:

About Rabbi Yehuda Krisnky:

Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky served as secretary to Lubavitcher Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson for over 40 years. He is the chairman of Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch, the educational arm of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. Rabbi Krinsky has been active in helping build new schools and expanding the reach of the Chabad movement around the world. He has also participated in efforts to retrieve a large library of books connected to the Chabad movement which is in the custody of the Russian government.