Rabbi Menachem Schneerson’s Legacy – a new episode of the Religion & Ethics Newsweekly aired nationally on over 275 PBS stations and in New York on Sunday, August 31st.
It includes the interviews with Joseph Telushkin, Rabbi Chaim Schochet, Rabbi Shea and Baila Hecht and Rabbi Berel Bell.
The show also featured the Jewish Summer Fellowship (JSF), which hosted young men and women from college campuses across the United States and countries around the world.
Nestled in the New York countryside, the Jewish Summer Fellowship is a six-week summer study program that provides college and graduate students with the opportunity to explore Judaism in a warm and invigorating environment, taste from a wellspring of wisdom, meet other students from around the world and enjoy the great outdoors.
The JSF has attracted the attention of the PBS channel, as part of a larger story they were doing on the Rebbe’s legacy and impact twenty years after his passing. They were amazed at the idea of young middle class and affluent secular men and women being influenced by Chabad Lubavitch and yiddishkeit twenty years after gimmel Tamuz.
The shooting crew spent an entire day at the program joining classes, meals and programming, while interviewing faculty and students.