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White House to celebrate Jewish Americans
US President Obama, first lady to hold reception in recognition of Jewish American Heritage Month. Guests to include community leaders, Olympians, members of Congress, business leaders, scholars, athletes, military veterans and astronauts
US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will hold what the White House says will be its first reception in recognition of Jewish American Heritage Month.

 

The May 27 event will celebrate the depth of Jewish American heritage and the range of contributions Jews have made to American culture.

 

Guests will include community leaders, Olympians, members of Congress, business leaders, scholars, professional athletes, military veterans and astronauts.

 

Obama has continued the presidential tradition of designating May as Jewish American Heritage Month.

 

Obama issued a special statement in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month about 10 days ago. "Our Nation has always been both a haven and a home for Jewish Americans," he wrote.

 

"Countless Jewish immigrants have come to our shores seeking better lives and opportunities, from those who arrived in New Amsterdam long before America's birth, to those of the past century who sought refuge from the horrors of pogroms and the Holocaust," the president added.

 

"As they have immeasurably enriched our national culture, Jewish Americans have also maintained their own unique identity. During Jewish American Heritage Month we celebrate this proud history and honor the invaluable contributions Jewish Americans have made to our nation."

 

Ynet contributed to this report

 


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