December 3rd, 2010
09:34 AM ET
WHITE HOUSE (CNN) - The president and first lady hosted a little gathering last night in the East Room to celebrate Hanukkah.
Included on the list of 500 guests, one-third of the Supreme Court justices – Breyer, Ginsburg, and Kagan. Several Jewish members of Congress and other elected officials and members of the military were there too.
The menorah for the event was loaned to the White House by New Orleans's Congregation Beth Israel. It was one of very few items to survive Hurricane Katrina. It was found by clean-up crews in horrible condition but was restored and relit for the first time three years ago.
Click on the video link above to see all of President Obama's remarks.