Obama Plans First Presidential Seder

Friends and White House staff invited
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2009 12:26 PM CDT
Obama Plans First Presidential Seder
President Barack Obama arrives on the South Lawn of the White House earlier today after an eight-day European trip and a five-hour visit to the Iraq war zone.   (AP Photo)

President Obama is planning to host a Passover seder at the White House for friends and staff tomorrow evening, JTA reports. What appears to be the first-ever presidential seder is scheduled for the second night of the Jewish holiday so guests can celebrate with their families tonight. The event “speaks to the inclusiveness of today’s America and of President Obama,” a Jewish community advocate says. (More Passover stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.