ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - An 11-year-old Ann Arbor girl says she was honored to be a part of a Jewish delegation to meet President Barack Obama this week at the White House.
The Ann Arbor News (https://bit.ly/1FzbH6V ) reports Chaya Goldstein was selected from the Jewish Children’s Corps to meet Obama on Monday as part of a delegation of Chabad-Lubavitch Jews. She attends Lubavitch Cheder in Oak Park.
They were welcomed by Obama to commemorate Education and Sharing Day USA, established by Congress in 1978 to honor Rabbi Menachem Schneerson. He was the spiritual leader of Chabad Jews until his 1994 death.
Obama’s proclamation this year made special note of the emphasis Schneerson placed on the educating girls and women. The proclamation states Schneerson worked to break down barriers for girls who wanted to learn.
Information from: The Ann Arbor News, https://www.mlive.com/ann-arbor
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