On March 28, 2004, the City of Los Angeles will mark the dedication of
Schneerson Square on Pico Boulevard, in the heart of West Los Angeles.
Named for the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of blessed memory, Schneerson Square will be home to a primary and secondary educational facility complex for women and girls.
Schneerson Square will celebrate the Rebbe’s devotion to community,
education and philanthropy, which continues to inspire millions of people
throughout the world.
With the commitment and generosity of the greater community, Bais Sonya
Gutte Campus, honoring Sonya Gutte, grandmother of Karen and Gary Winnick,
nears completion at the site. The 47,000 square foot Campus will house the Kraines Family Early Childhood Center, a cutting edge nonsectarian
educational preschool program, Bais Chaya Mushka Elementary dedicated by
the Liggett family, and Bais Rebbe Junior High, endowed by the Alagem family.
In addition to its modern architecture and spacious, nurturing facilities,
the Campus will meet the challenges of the 21st century with its state of the
art science, technology, art and literature departments.
Attending the event will be local community leaders, city and state
officials and representatives from more than 120 Chabad Jewish community
centers statewide. Also in attendance, and making his inaugural visit to
California, will be the newly appointed Chief Rabbi of Israel, the
honorable Rabbi Yona Metzger.
The event will coincide with the Rebbe’s birthday, which has been marked
by Congress and the White House as “Education Day USA” every year since 1980.
“It is an honor to recognize community leaders who inspire acts of kindness,
charity and education,” said Los Angeles city councilmember Jack Weiss,
“Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson’s teachings continue to inspire
generation after generation to make a positive impact in the world,” he said.
More than 1,000 children will attend the schools at Schneerson Square.
Eighty percent of these children rely on Chabad scholarships and community
The stated objective of Chabad schools is to imbue its students with a love for Judaism, Jewish study, and a life committed to Jewish values.