Group of rabbis who attended the meeting at the White House
A group of rabbis and leaders from the Conservative movement met with President Barack Obama and his Chief of Staff Jack Lew (who happens to be a Orthodox Jew) in the White House on Tuesday, May 29th.
USCJ CEO Rabbi Wernick called the meeting “warm and productive.”
Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, executive vice president of the Rabbinical Assembly, said “He especially encouraged us to carry forward Judaism’s message of communal responsibility and the religious mandate to seek the welfare of all people in society.”
An official press release said that the president thanked the rabbis and lay leaders for the work they do in communities around the country and “reiterated his unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security.”
To read more about this meeting on the Huffington Post, please click here.
Another report is available from The Forward.