OU @ Obama Chanukah Party

Posted on December 16, 2009 In Blog

Leaders of the Orthodox Union – Steve Savitsky (President), Rabbi Weil (CEO), Nathan Diament (Director of Public Policy) and Rabbi Genack (CEO of OU Kosher) – joined with a few hundred American Jews tonight at the first Chanukah Reception hosted by President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Our friends at Politico have many of the details and The White House posts a lovely photoand Lynn Sweet reports on the all-kosher affair as well.

The OU leaders were privileged to even share a few words with the President after the menorah lighting.

Nathan Diament reports that “this was a truly lovely and joyous affair and we should all appreciate the significance of the leader of the world’s superpower putting on such a fete in honor of the Jewish holiday and our community.”