Happy Hanukkah at the White House

President and Michelle Obama

President and Michelle Obama celebrating Hanukkah (Getty Images)

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama took part in a Hanukkah celebration in the East Room of the White House last night, the second night of the Jewish festival of lights. The Obamas watched as guests recited prayers and lit the candles of a menorah. The guest list of over five hundred people also included one-third of the Supreme Court. Justices Breyer, Ginsburg and Kagan were all present at this event.

A unique menorah, loaned to the White House by a New Orleans’ congregation, was used for this ceremony. The beautiful menorah was one of a few items to endure Hurricane Katrina; it was restored to be re-lit for Hanukkah.

For this celebration, Mrs. Obama was dressed in a L’Wren Scott cashmere cardigan adorned in blue sequins (available here). She paired this cardigan with a black dress, featuring a full skirt and accessorized by adding a vintage brooch pinned at her shoulder and small, stud earrings.

To get a better look at the dress and hear President Obama’s address, check out the video below!

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