Tuesday, December 20, 2011

National Menorah Lit in Washington

Thousands gathered at President's Park South, in front of the White House in Washington, DC to celebrate Chanukah with American Friends of Lubavitch. The National Menorah was lit by White House budget manager Jack Lew and Chairman of Agudas Chassidei Chabad International Rabbi Abraham Shemtov. Three world acclaimed cantors were on hand to sing Chanukah songs - Yaacov Motzen, Yaakov Lemmer and Jeffrey Nadel as musical director, accompanied by "the President's Own" - United States Marine Band.

The tradition of lighting the National Menorah in Washington, DC started in 1979. The White House has lit a Menorah in celebration of Chanukah every year since then, with President Jimmy Carter attending the first ceremony.

Three Cantors

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