Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick proclaimed Yud Aleph Nissan Education and Sharing Day for the state of Massachusetts.
At a special meeting at the offices of the Governor, Shluchim Yossi Lipsker, Asher Bronstein, Avi Bukiet, Shmaya Friedman and Moshele Liberow met with the Deputy Chief of Staff Maydad Cohen, as the Governor was unable to attend although he had planned to do so.
The Shluchim presented Mr. Cohen with Matzah for the upcoming Pesach holiday, and Rabbi Lipsker spoke to him and a number of Jewish staffers about the significance of Yud Alef Nissan and the Rebbe’s commitment to education, and thanked them for the Proclamation and recognition.
Mr. Cohen in return expressed his appreciation for the work of Chabad and said he has more than once benefited and attended services while traveling all over the world.
On their way out, the group received a “Shalom Aleichem” greeting from State Rep Frank Smizik, who invited them into his office.
Rabbi Lipsker spoke to Mr. Smizik about Yud Alef Nissan and Pesach as well. Smizik assured the Shluchim that his door is always open to them for whatever they need, and he related that he has helped a number of Shluchim receive permits to put up Menorahs.