Ivanka Trump bowls with Jewish children with cancer at White House

The first daughter and husband Jared Kushner welcomed children visiting the White House with Chai Lifeline to a surprise bowling experience.

October 16, 2017 18:16
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Ivanka Trump leads a listening session with military spouses at the White House in Washington

Ivanka Trump leads a listening session with military spouses at the White House in Washington. (photo credit: REUTERS / JONATHAN ERNST)


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Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner hosted a bowling event at the White House for children undergoing treatment for cancer this week.

The children, who traveled to the White House with Chai Lifeline, were given a VIP tour of the presidential residence and were ''surprised'' with Ivanka and Jared's ''delightful and generous spirit.''


Honored to spend yesterday afternoon bowling with these amazing kids. Thank you for visiting us at the White House! #Repost @chai_lifeline ・・・ Not too many people get the opportunity to go bowling at the Harry S. Truman Bowling Alley in the White House. Even fewer people get to bowl with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. As the Chai Lifeline Mid-Atlantic Region’s “presidential” children with cancer wrapped up a wonderful day touring the White House on a VIP exclusive tour, Jared and Ivanka surprised our superstar children with their delightful and generous spirit. Our kids - and their parents - were starstruck and blown away by their warmth and compassion. Thank you, Jared and Ivanka, for giving our families an experience they will never forget. Photos by @uriarnsonphotography.

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Chai Lifeline is a cancer support organization that aims to help not only child cancer patients, but also their families, recognizing that the burden of illness falls on everyone within a family. The organization runs free programs - like the White House tour - and while the organization does not describe itself as solely Jewish, or solely for Jewish patients, they do run programs in Israel, and host a summer program called Camp Simcha.

Trump converted to Orthodox Judaism before marrying husband Jared Kushner in 2009. Ivanka and Jared even hosted a Shabbat meal for the president's cabinet in January in their home in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, DC. Her social media presence has brought a touch of family to the new administration's image.

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