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Happy Hanukkah from the White House and TPV

A Real Festival of Lights: Hanukkah at the White House 2014/5775On Wednesday, December 17, the President and Mrs. Obama welcomed members of the American Jewish community to the White House to celebrate Hanukkah. For the second year, they hosted two receptions in the Grand Foyer of the White House. Guests represented the breadth of the Jewish community, including leaders from a wide range of local and national Jewish organizations, religious leaders representing the various Jewish denominations, state and local elected officials, Administration officials, Members of Congress, academics, musicians, authors, and other members of the Jewish community.

The receptions featured performances from Jewish college a cappella groups and the U.S. Marine Band. The food preparation occurred under the strict rabbinical supervision of Rabbi Levi Shemtov, Lubavitch Center of Washington (Chabad), in cooperation with the Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington.

Learn more about the special menorahs used for the White House candle lightings.

Watch video from the receptions and find out about the special menorahs used for the candle lightings.

…although TPV would rather have its readers listen to Adam Sandler’s classic: Hanukkah Is a Festival of Light and Marihuanica!




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