Last week, JP Updates reported that President Donald Trump may be discontinuing the tradition begun by former President Barack Obama of hosting a Passover seder at the White House.
It appears that tradition will remain intact after all, as President Trump is scheduled to host a seder at the White House Monday night, according to Times of Israel.
The initial White House seder, started by junior staff members Eric Lesser, Herbie Ziskend, and Arun Chaudhary, took place in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania during Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. The tradition took hold and lasted throughout Obama’s presidency.
According to Jewish Insider, Trump himself does not appear to be attending the seder as of Monday morning. The event will be intended primarily for Orthodox Jewish White House staff who cannot attend the seder with their families.
In addition to his son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka Trump, the president has several Jewish administration officials, including Senior Adviser Stephen Miller, Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt, and Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn.