Obama Speaks at Washington DC Synagogue about Anti-semitism
"Jewish American life is a testimony to the capacity to make our values live. But it requires courage. It requires strength. It requires that we speak the truth not just when it's easy, but when it's hard."
— President Obama
Last Friday, President Obama spoke to the Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C., which became the first synagogue to host a sitting president when President Grant attended a service back in 1876. It was also the first synagogue to host Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This reflects how deeply Jewish heritage is woven into the fabric of American life -- both in our values and our vision for the future.
The President offered his personal views not only on the part Jewish Americans have played in shaping our country, but on the role our country must play in shaping a future that lifts up the Jewish people for generations to come.