How Barack Obama almost spoke at Jewlicious

Then Sen. Obama with Eli Winkelman

Two years ago, in January 2007, as we prepared our list of speakers for Jewlicious Festival, Barack Obama emerged as a top choice on our list of candidates. Eli Winkelman, an active member of Jewlicious, hand delivered a letter to Barack Obama with high hopes of bringing him to the festival.

Obama’s assistant quickly got back to us with regrets that he had a previous commitment that weekend and couldn’t attend the Festival, but looked forward to the possibility of speaking at a future Jewlicious Festival.

The rest is history.

We congratulate Barack Obama and send our wishes of wisdom, strength, and prosperity as President of the United States.

We can’t promise you President Obama (this year), but we can promise you an event unlike any weekend in Jewish history. Meet leading Jewish personalities, musicians, artists, and writers. Enjoy a world-class concert series, famous feasts, the screening room, and much, much, much more.

Mazal Tov to President Obama on this historic moment for America and the world!!!
Join us February 27-March 1, 2009, for the next historic moment in our People’s history!!!

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  1. cut the crap

    1/22/2009 at 5:09 am

  2. Tom Morrissey

    1/22/2009 at 12:11 pm

  3. Rabbi Yonah

    1/22/2009 at 1:29 pm

  4. Tom Morrissey

    1/22/2009 at 1:35 pm

  5. froylein

    1/22/2009 at 4:40 pm

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