Tick­ets fly for Obama NYC sy­n­a­gogue event

The Jerusalem Post - - NEWS - • By AMY SPIRO

For­mer US pres­i­dent Barack Obama is set to ad­dress a sy­n­a­gogue in Man­hat­tan this Jan­uary.

The for­mer pres­i­dent is sched­uled to ap­pear at The Tem­ple Emanu-El Stre­icker Cen­ter on the Up­per East Side on Jan­uary 24. The sy­n­a­gogue did not an­nounce the topic of the ad­dress.

Tick­ets to the event – which are $225 – were made avail­able to the pub­lic on Wed­nes­day, and sold out within hours. The sy­n­a­gogue is al­low­ing those still in­ter­ested to join the wait­list for the event.

Other po­lit­i­cal fig­ures slated to ap­pear at the sy­n­a­gogue in the com­ing months in­clude Jenna Bush Hager and Bar­bara Pierce Bush, daugh­ters of for­mer pres­i­dent George W. Bush, for­mer first lady Michelle Obama, for­mer sec­re­tary of state Hil­lary Clin­ton and for­mer vice pres­i­dent Dick Cheney.

Obama has given few pub­lic ad­dress since he left of­fice in Jan­uary, and even fewer in the United States. A speech in Toronto at the end of the month is ex­pected to draw thou­sands.

Michelle Obama spoke at the Beth El Sy­n­a­gogue in St. Louis Park, Min­nesota on Sun­day.

The for­mer pres­i­dent last ad­dressed a sy­n­a­gogue in May 2015, when he marked Jewish Her­itage Month at Adas Is­rael in Wash­ing­ton.

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