Jewish Insider noted B'nai B'rith International EVP Daniel S. Mariaschin’s presence among those invited to a White House-hosted screening of Aviva Kempner's documentary film "Rosenwald" and subsequent panel discussion to celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month.
You can also read B'nai B'rith Magazine's story on "The Irrepressible Aviva Kempner" from the winter 2015 edition by clicking here.
SCENE YESTERDAY: To celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month, the White House hosted a screening of Aviva Kempner's documentary film Rosenwald about philanthropist Julius Rosenwald's efforts to build over 5,000 schools to help African-Americans in the South. Following the hour and forty minute long film, White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett delivered remarks noting her close family relatives that were positively affected by Julius Rosenwald. The event also marked Chanan Weissman's first public remarks as the new White House Jewish Liaison [Video]. A panel discussion with Kempner, Ambassador David Saperstein, and the NAACP's Hilary Shelton closed out the program after which guests proceeded upstairs to the Indian Treaty Room for an evening reception with light snacks. Many of the usual suspects were in attendance racking up their White House visitor log stats. [PIC]
SPOTTED: Alan Solow, Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, NJDC's Greg Rosenbaum, B'nai B'rith's Daniel Mariaschin, Agudath Israel's Abba Cohen, Steve Rabinowitz, Rabbi Levi Shemtov, Matt Nosanchuk, Sarah Arkin, Aaron Weinberg, Robert J. Saferstein, OU's Nathan Diament, Joseph Tuchman, and Madeline Peterson.
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