Announcing the first ever White House Student Film Festival.
On Thursday, December 5, the President and Mrs. Obama welcomed members of the American Jewish community to the White House to celebrate Hanukkah.
In honor of the Festival of Lights that is currently in progress, here is a gallery of Presidential Hanukkah celebrations and menorahs from the holdings of the Presidential Libraries of the National Archives.
On September 24th, 2013, the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden hosted their fall Jewish Community reception at the Vice President’s residence. To mark the occasion, which took place during the seven-day festival of Sukkot, the Vice President and Dr. Biden welcomed their guests with the first-ever Vice Presidential sukkah.
This year, as Jews in America and around the world begin gathering with the family, friends and synagogue communities to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, they are joined by President Obama, who made an historic visit today to the Great Synagogue of Stockholm on the first leg of his trip to Sweden and the G20 Summit on the eve of Rosh Hashanah.
President Obama is committed to working with all Americans to create the brightest future for our country. Since taking office, the President has demonstrated that his vision includes the very issues that are of vital importance to the American Jewish community, from rebuilding the economy, fighting discrimination and making sure that every American has access to quality health care, to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Working together, we can strengthen our economy, revitalizing our schools, and out-innovating our global competitors. Stay involved at WhiteHouse.gov/engage.