The following article on the Jewish American Heritage Month celebration held on May 27th has been brought to us from the Jewish Chronicle‘s Ron Kampeas:
The athletes, the astronauts, the alternative music, the black rabbi, the white dress uniforms and, above all, the left-handed baseball immortal: Welcome to Barack Obama’s Jewish America.
The inaugural Jewish America Heritage Month celebration at the White House underscored the Obama administration’s determination not to be locked into Washington’s conventional notions of Jewish leadership.
President Obama did not exactly snub the usual suspects who have peopled similar events for decades. Lee Rosenberg, the president of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and Alan Solow, the chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, were on hand. Both also happen to have been major fund-raisers for Obama’s campaign, as were several others among the 250 or so in attendance.