JTS Alumnus Delivers Remarks at White House

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May 18, 2007, New York, NY

Rabbi Michael Siegel, religious leader of Anshe Emet in Chicago and a graduate of The Jewish Theological Seminary, was one of a number of clergy to deliver remarks at the 2007 National Day of Prayer ceremony at the White House on May 3. President George W. Bush addressed the audience, which included a number of US Senators.

Rabbi Siegel, who graduated from The Rabbinical School of The Jewish Theological Seminary in 1982, recited Psalm 145, a favorite of President Abraham Lincoln, and called for a covenant of action. A dedicated leader in the Jewish community both locally and nationally, Rabbi Siegel is a member of the JTS Chancellors Rabbinic Cabinet, the Joint Placement Committee of the Rabbinical Assembly, and the Board of Mazon. He also takes and active role in the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago and the Florence G. Heller Jewish Community Center.

A video of the ceremony can be found by scrolling down to the May 3 news release at http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/05/.

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