Here’s who is coming to the White House today (UPDATED)


We did some digging and mangaged to find out who is on the guest list of this afternoon’s meeting at the White House between President Obama and Jewish leaders. UPDATED: After the 3 p.m. meeting did not appear on initial versions of the president’s schedule for today, an update was just issued this morning, adding a meeting with "key leaders" of Jewish-American groups.The White House is apparently keeping the meeting very low-key–it doesn’t even appear on the president’s publicly-released schedule for today (although a meeting with "labor leaders" is listed.)

The 16 invitees include representatives of the Orthodox, Conservative and Reform movements,  AIPAC as well as J Street and Americans for Peace Now, major mainstream groups like ADL and the American Jewish Commitee, umbrella organizations such as the Conference of Presidents and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and Jewish women’s groups NCJW and Hadassah. Here’s the full guest list:

Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President, Union for Reform Judaism

Rabbi Steven Wernick, Executive Vice President, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

Stephen Savitsky, President, Orthodox Union

Nancy Ratzan, National Council of Jewish Women

Marla Gilson, Washington Director, Hadassah

Andrea Weinstein, Chair, JCPA

Kathy Manning, Chair, UJC

Abe Foxman, ADL

Jeremy Ben-Ami, Executive Director, J Street

Jason Isaacson, Washington Director, AJC

David Victor, President, AIPAC

Lee Rosenberg, President-elect, AIPAC

Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents

Alan Solow, Conference of Presidents

Debra DeLee, President & CEO, Americans for Peace Now

Ira Forman, CEO, National Jewish Democratic Council

Some of those not on the list, after having been invited to a larger meeting of Jewish leaders with Obama aides right before the inauguration, include Israel Policy Forum, the Zionist Organization of America, Brit Tzedek v’Shalom and B’nai B’rith International.

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