West Rogers Park – Well Represented At The White House!

Friends and Neighbors:

 

It was an honor to represent the Jewish Community Council of West Rogers Park at the White House annual Chanukah reception. My wife, Elisheva, and I received a call and invitation with just days advance notice and made quick arrangements to travel to Washington DC.

 

The special guest at this year’s reception was Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin. This 15-minute video of President Obama, President Rivlin, and the candle-lighting ceremony captures some of the excitement (although the Maccabeats performance was not included).

 

I also attended the Jewish Community Policy Briefing on a variety of topics with representatives from the State Department and National Security Council earlier in the day. 

 

During my brief interaction with President and First Lady Obama, we discussed West Rogers Park and he shared fond memories of our neighborhood and encouraged our leaders to “keep up the good work”. Joined at the White House by Rabbi Leonard Matanky, our neighborhood was well represented!

 

Shalom Klein

Jewish Community Council of West Rogers Park

Join JBN and GWHCC for "Finding Your Voice" on December 2nd!

JBN DC NETWORKING

JBN DC

WHERE: Pepco Edison Gallery – 702 Eight Street NW, Washington DC

WHEN: December 2, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00pm

Join us for networking and hear from speaker Allison Shapira!

You can register at www.JewishB2B.org/DC. We sincerely hope that you can join us for networking and will invite a colleague.

 

Most Sincerely,

Avi Jorisch and Shalom Klein

Briefings in the Indian Treaty Room at the White House

Our 3rd annual Jewish B2B Networking / Small Business Advocacy Council Washington DC delegation photos

Visit to the White House Bowling Alley
Visit to the White House Bowling Alley

 

meeting with office of Us Representative Tammy Duckworth
meeting with office of Us Representative Tammy Duckworth
Washington DC dinner meeting at Elis Kosher
Washington DC dinner meeting at Elis Kosher
at our joint Chicago DC business networking event
at our joint Chicago DC business networking event
with the office of US Senator Dick Durbin
with the office of US Senator Dick Durbin
on the Senate Subway
on the Senate Subway
morning briefing with Avi Jorisch
morning briefing with Avi Jorisch
with House Small Business Committee staff
with House Small Business Committee staff
with the office of US Senator Mark Kirk
with the office of US Senator Mark Kirk
with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

Quick stop at President Obama's limo

Quick stop at President Obama’s limo
with good friend, Avi Jorisch
with good friend, Avi Jorisch
Meetings at the White House
Meetings at the White House
Kicking off a briefing at the Embassy of Israel in Washington DC
Kicking off a briefing at the Embassy of Israel in Washington DC
with Economic Minister Eli Groner
with Economic Minister Eli Groner
Hanging out with fellow Jewish B2B Networkers
Hanging out with fellow Jewish B2B Networkers
with Representative Brad Schneider
with Representative Brad Schneider

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