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Home arrow News arrow Travel in the News arrow Jewish groups divided over Hanukkah party at Trump hotel
Jewish groups divided over Hanukkah party at Trump hotel
Friday, 23 December 2016
Several progressive Jewish groups are speaking out against their parent conference’s decision to hold a Hanukkah party at President-elect Donald Trump’s new Washington, D.C. hotel.

The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (CoP) is holding the party at the Trump International Hotel’s Lincoln Library on December 14. The Embassy of Azerbaijan is co-hosting the event.

The party, which according to an invitation is meant to celebrate “religious freedom and diversity,” has sparked a backlash among some member organizations who are upset over the partnership with Azerbaijan, a country with a record of human rights abuses, and the event’s venue, which some see as an endorsement of Trump.

The Hill reached out to all 50 of the CoP’s member organizations, which include groups from across the political spectrum.

Eight groups, most of them left of center, responded that they are objecting to the party: Workmen’s Circle, Ameinu, Women of Reform Judaism, Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), HIAS, the National Council of Jewish Women, Americans for Peace Now and the Central Conference of American Rabbis.

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