On Tuesday, January 13, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough joined Members of Congress; France’s Ambassador to the U.S., His Excellency Gérard Araud; the American Jewish Committee (AJC); and hundreds of people from the local Jewish community and many other Jewish organizations at “A Gathering of Solidarity and Remembrance With the People of France and Its Jewish Community” at Congregation Adas Israel in Washington, D.C.
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.
After koshering the kitchen and setting up the menorah, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed hundreds of guests here at the White House for the second night of Hanukkah.
Cecelia Munoz, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, outlines the five things that you need to know about how the the President’s initiatives will impact undocumented immigrants in the United States.
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.