Thursday, December 10, 2015

The story behind two menorahs used in the White House Hanukkah candle lighting ceremonies

By Matt Nosanchuk

WASHINGTON, DC---Last month, the White House called on readers to help us find special menorahs for this year’s White House Hanukkah receptions, asking, “what’s the story behind your menorah?” The announcement stated that we were looking for recommendations for menorahs to use for the candle lighting ceremonies that told a story – a story about family, community, or continuity of Jewish life here in the U.S., in Israel or around the world. I am excited to share the two menorahs that will be used in the candle lighting ceremonies. Watch the President host two Hanukkah receptions and light these menorahs. [link]