Jewish inaugural reception will be open to the public


Nine Jewish organizations have announced their plans for a Jewish community inaugural reception next Monday, and a portion of the tickets will be available free to the public, on a first-come, first-served basis at the Web site The event, in a downtown D.C. hotel that is only being revealed to ticketholders for security reasons, will include kosher hors d’oeuvres and drinks, as well as a high-ranking Obama administration official to be announced. Here’s the press release, which provides the names of the sponsoring groups and some other information:

Major Jewish Organizations to
Host Jewish Community Inaugural Reception

Nine Jewish organizations will be hosting the Jewish Community Inaugural Reception on Monday, January 19, 2009, in Washington DC, to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States.

"This is an historic time in American history, and we are excited that the Jewish community is coming together to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama," said Ira Forman, Executive Director of the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) one of the organizations sponsoring this event.

The event is free and open to the public.  There are a limited number of tickets available for this event that can be obtained by registering at

What:          Jewish Community Inaugural Reception sponsored by:

American Israel Public Affairs Committee, American Jewish Committee, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, NCSJ, National Jewish Democratic Council, UJA-Federation of New York, and United Jewish Communities.

Where:        Downtown Washington, DC

Date:            Monday, January 19, 2009

Time:           4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. EST

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