For the seventh consecutive year, Chanukah was celebrated in La Moneda -- the presidential palace -- in Santiago, Chile on Dec. 11. B'nai B'rith was in attendance, speaking to and lighting the sixth candle with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet. Also joining the celebration was Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz, congressmen and representatives of various Christian denominations.
In the photo above, President of hte Chilean Jewish Community and B'nai B'rith Latin America Chair Leon Cohen (left) is speak with Bachelet (center), and to her right is Muñoz.
In the photo to the right, Bachelet (center) is lighting the candle on the menorah together with Cohen (right) and Rabbi Eduardo Waingortin (left).
Addressing attendees, President Bachelet said that in the La Moneda "there is room for everyone, without exceptions, and everyone is and will be welcomed because this house is common soil and a symbol of the diversity we enjoy in Chile."
In the News
B'nai B'rith International is the Global Voice of the Jewish Community.
All rights reserved. Stories are attributed to the original copyright holders.