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Hanukkah at Governor’s Mansion

Posted on 21 December 2017 by admin

Gov. Greg Abbott looks on during the ceremony.

Gov. Greg Abbott looks on during the ceremony.

Cecilia Abbott and Trevor Pearlman light the menorah at the governor’s Hanukkah party Dec. 17.

Cecilia Abbott and Trevor Pearlman light the menorah at the governor’s Hanukkah party Dec. 17.

AJC Dallas President Susie Avnery and State Rep. Craig Goldman of Fort Worth at the governor’s Hanukkah party

AJC Dallas President Susie Avnery and State Rep. Craig Goldman of Fort Worth at the governor’s Hanukkah party

Staff report

Texas Governor Greg Abbott hosted an intimate gathering at the Governor’s Mansion in Austin Sunday, Dec. 17, to celebrate the sixth night of Hanukkah.

The governor tweeted Sunday, “Cecilia & I were honored to celebrate Hanukkah at the Governor’s Mansion with so many friends devoted to a strong relationship between Texas and Israel. #HappyHanukkah.” Among those from the Metroplex in attendance were Susie Avnery, Ari Feinstein, Zander Feinstein, Lily Feinstein, Coby Feinstein, Kim and Alex Kamen, Jaden Kamen, Maya Kamen, Kevin Pailet, Trevor Pearlman, Ryan Pearlman, Lori and Todd Platt, Janine and Charles Pulman, Dave Roberts, Samantha Roberts, Fredell and Dr. Allan Shulkin, Dr. Zev Shulkin, Joel Schwitzer, Miriam Schwitzer, Hannah Schwitzer, Barbara and Shelly Stein, and Texas House Rep. Craig Goldman (R), who represents District 97 in Southwest Tarrant County.
Yavneh Academy Freshman Zander Feinstein shared a d’var Torah about Hanukkah. Trevor Pearlman helped facilitate the event and introduced Governor Abbott.

 

 

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