Thursday, December 15, 2016
Yesterday The White House in Washington, D.C. was the location of two Chanukah receptions, one in the afternoon and one in the evening.
The afternoon reception featured Rabbi Steven Exler, Senior Rabbi of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, who spoke, sang, and recited the three Chanukah blessings.
The White House Hanukkah Party is an annual reception hosted by the U.S. President and First Lady to recognize and celebrate the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. The tradition was established in 2001, during the administration of George W. Bush.
The guest list includes hundreds of American Jewish politicians, organization heads, and school and yeshiva deans. Last year one of the invited guests was our Los Angeles bureau chief, Esther Kustanowitz.
The White House released the video of the event. We hope you enjoy it.
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