White House Hanukkah party postponed
The U.S. National Menorah. (Tim Evanson/Wikimedia Commons)
This year’s White House Hanukkah party, scheduled for Wednesday, has been pushed off to Thursday in deference to the memorial service of President George H.W. Bush, Jewish Insider has learned.
“Wednesday, December 5, has been designated a national day of mourning in honor of President George H.W. Bush,” the White House Social Office announced in an email to invited guests. “We are writing to inform you that the White House Hanukkah Reception that you were invited to on that day at 3:00pm has been rescheduled to Thursday, December 6 at 3:00pm.”
The email concluded, “Let us keep the Bush family and friends in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time, as we remember and honor his lifetime of service to our country.”