President Rivlin’s schedule for week beginning Sunday, 25 December 2016 / 25 Kislev 5777
(Communicated by the President’s Spokesperson)
Monday, 26 December
12:45 – President Rivlin will receive at his residence the Maccabiah Games Torch, from Or Sasson, Israeli Judo Olympic Bronze Medalist, together with taekwondo Paralympian Assaf Yassur. The event will launch the Torch on its route in the run up to the 20th Maccabiah Games, being held under the theme of 50 years since the re-unification of Jerusalem, and will take place in the city. Also speaking at the event will be Jerusalem Mayor Barkat. The event will be open to the media (GPO card holders only). Media arrival no later than 12:00. Please RSVP to Jason@president.gov.il.
15:30 – President Rivlin will light the third light of Chanukah at the Beit El Yeshivah, together with the school’s teachers and pupils. Official coverage only.
19:00 – President Rivlin will attend a special concert marking 80 years of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Zubin Mehta. The concert will take place at the Tel Aviv Cultural Center, media wishing to attend must coordinate with Sivan, 054-8879055.
Tuesday, 27 December
11:00 – President Rivlin will at his residence, host the annual reception for the heads and leaders of Israel’s Christian community, in honor of the civil new year. Also addressing the event will be Interior Minister Aryeh (Makhlouf) Deri, and Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem His Beatitude Theophilos III. The event will be open to the media (GPO card holders only). Media arrival no later than 10:15. Journalists wishing to attend must RSVP at Jason@president.gov.il no later than Sunday 25.12.16.
Wednesday, 28 December
10:00 – President Rivlin will meet at his residence with Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. The beginning of the meeting will be open to the media GPO card holders only). Media arrival no later than 09:15. Please RSVP to Jason@president.gov.il.
13:00 – President Rivlin will light the fifth light of Chanukah together with representatives of the ‘four tribes’ of Israeli society. Details to be issued separately. The event will be open to the media (GPO card holders only). Media arrival no later than 12:15. Please RSVP to Jason@president.gov.il.
Thursday, 29 December
15:30 – President Rivlin will light the sixth light of Chanukah together with commanders and soldiers of the IDF. Details to be issued separately.