Chabad of Jamaica celebrated their fifth year anniversary with a community-wide event, honoring Mrs. Eva Schloss, the stepsister of Anne Frank.
Rabbi Yaakov Raskin relayed “Eva reminded us that life is precious and fragile, that spirit is stronger than fear, that the power of good is immeasurable, and that love, dignity, and respect make a difference in bringing our communities together.”
Rabbi Zushe Wilhelm, who traveled from New York for this event, was the moderator for the evening.
In attendance were Government officials the ambassador of Israel to Jamaica, Dani Baron and many other dignitaries
Two hours prior to this event, his Excellency, The Most Honorable Sir Patrick Allen, Current Governor-General, has issued a proclamation proclaiming the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Hebrew birthday as “Education and Sharing Day” in Jamaica.
There was no better time to receive such a proclamation, especially since this event which was all about tolerance, kindness, and education. As the program concluded, Rabbi Raskin – director of Chabad of Jamaica, gave a copy of the proclamation to all 1000 people in the audience and encouraged them to take this message, and celebrate April 16 – 11 Nissan, as a day of kindness and growth.
It is a historic time for Jamaica, as it is the first time in their history, that an Education & Sharing Day, was established.