President Biden Hosts Hanukkah Reception

 First Lady reminds Americans of their common bonds of kindness, gratitude, and faith. 

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden commissioned a candelabra from the Executive Residence Carpentry Shop out of reclaimed wood from a past renovation of the White House. This Hanukkah candelabra, unveiled at the beginning of the holiday, is now a part of the White House’s permanent collection. 

During remarks with the Jewish community at the dedication of the candelabra, the first lady took a moment to reflect on the common bonds Americans share, saying, “We may celebrate different holidays, we may sing different songs or say different prayers, but our shared American values endure season after season: kindness and gratitude, faith that can light our way forward, peace, wisdom, and strength.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and first lady as they observe holiday traditions at the White House.
  • For safety for federal officials as they make their way to their respective states to celebrate the holidays.

Sources: NPR, The White House


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