Chabad emissaries gathering in D.C.

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A Chabad-Lubavitch event is drawing hundreds of emissaries to Washington for meetings with Congress members and Obama administration officials.

The Living Legacy Conference, organized by American Friends of Lubavitch, will take place Wednesday and Thursday.

Guests at the events include top Congress members, such as U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the House of Representatives majority leader, and Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), the House minority leader, as well as a number of U.S. senators.

The emissaries will lunch with ambassadors from the nations where they serve; the event is expected to attract emissaries from 40 nations as well as 40 U.S. states.

Private meetings also will be held with top administration officials.

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