Jamaica to Mark Education Day, Recognizing the Crucial Role of Moral and Ethical Education Amid the Pandemic’s Devastating Toll on Local Education

Governor General Patrick Allen to Recognize the Rebbe’s Influence in Bringing Education and Morality to the Forefront of Public Discourse on Rebbe’s 121th Birthday.

The day will be a time to focus on education after a year in which the pandemic took a tremendous toll on education, with in-person schooling widely curtailed for months. Against this background, the Education Day proclamation seeks to highlight the emphasis that must be placed on education for each of Jamaica’s young people.

Education and Sharing Day will bring to the forefront the importance of morality in education, a cause championed by the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory. For more than 40 years, presidents, houses of congress, and governments around the world have recognized the date corresponding to the Rebbe’s birthday on the Jewish calendar as Education and Sharing Day, honoring an individual who brought education to the forefront of public discourse.

The Rebbe emphasized the importance of paying more attention to the building of character and emphasizing moral and ethical values, accentuating the values of personal rights and responsibilities and principled, just behavior. “Education must be more than factual enlightenment—it must enrich the character as well as the mind,” said President Ronald Reagan in his 1982 proclamation for the day, echoing the Rebbe’s sentiments.

In commemoration of the anniversary, The Governor-General of Jamaica has proclaimed April 2, 2023, as “Education Day '' in the country of Jamaica, and called on Jamaica’s Citizens to “Equip each child and adolescent with a good education.

The proclamation reads:

“April 2, 2023, will mark 121 years since the Rebbe’s birth, and the date will be celebrated across Jamaica and around the globe in tribute to the Rebbe’s vision, guidance and leadership; and we can nurture the unity of diverse peoples through encouraging increased acts of goodness and kindness, imbued with awareness that even a single positive act of an individual can make a major impact in this world.

Governor-General of Jamaica do hereby proclaim Sunday, April 2, 2023, to be: EDUCATION AND SHARING DAY, JAMAICA and call upon Government Officials, Educators, Volunteers, and Citizens to reach out to those within your communities and work to create a better, brighter, and more hopeful future for all.”

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About the Rebbe

The Rebbe — Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory — is considered the most influential rabbi in modern history. For more information on the life and teachings of the Rebbe, visit:   www.TheRebbe.org

About Education Day:

Education Day, or Education and Sharing Day is a day of national commemoration that has been designated by every president since Jimmy Carter in 1978. The date of its observance changes annually to correspond with the birthday of the Rebbe — Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory — who brought a new emphasis on education to the forefront of public discourse. The day is a time to recognize and reaffirm the importance of education in society.









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