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Friday, December 03, 2010

JAC In the News - Obama White House Hanukkah Party: Kosher sushi, latkes, "Rock of Ages" sax solo

Among the many guests in attendance for this year's White House Hanukkah Party were JAC's  President Gial Yamner, Executive Director Marcia Balonick, Research Director Joy Malkus, and former President Betsy Sheerr.
In a room heavily decorated for Christmas, President Obama and First Lady Michelle hosted a Hanukkah Party on the second night of the Jewish festival.

There was a heavy contingent of Chicagoans spotted in the East Room event, packed with about 500 people, including Rabbi Capers C. Funnye, Jr. who is Mrs. Obama's cousin. Funnye is the rabbi of Beth Shalom B'nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation at 6601 S. Kedzie in Chicago.

Funnye told me this was his third White House Hanukkah party--not only last year with cousin Michelle--the Bush White House invited him in 2007.

Among the other Chicagoans at the party: Judy Gold, Marcia Balonick, state Sen. Jeff Schoenberg, Neil Bluhm, Alan Solow and Jon Medline.
 Read more at The Chicago Sun Times

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