U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a Hanukkah Reception at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 7, 2017.
(photo credit: KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)
WASHINGTON – Adding to a tradition set by his predecessor, Barack Obama, US President Donald Trump will throw two Hanukkah parties this year, according to a White House official.
Trump held a small Hanukkah reception last year
The events will take place on December 5 in the afternoon, and there will be “no distinction” between the two. The purpose for two parties is simply to accommodate more guests, the official said.
that included some of his most enthusiastic donors. The events this year are likely to include a wider net of American Jewish organizations.
The president is expected to deliver speeches at both.
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