Ivanka Trump got the chance to spend some quality time with her husband and children on Monday morning, as the family took time out of their busy schedules to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Sukkot together.
The 37-year-old first daughter and husband Jared Kushner, 38, were seen strolling through their wealthy Washington, D.C. neighborhood on Monday morning with their three children – Arabella, eight, Joseph, six, and Theodore, three – on their way to the local synagogue, an activity that has become part of their annual tradition since moving into the area nearly three years ago.
But Sukkot was not the only thing the group was celebrating on Monday; the family outing, which took place on the second day of the week-long celebration in honor of the gathering of the harvest and the protection that the Israelites received when they left Egypt, also fell on the same day as Joseph’s sixth birthday.
Off they go! Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were seen walking to their local synagogue on Monday morning to celebrate the second day of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot
Family time: The 37-year-old first daughter and her husband Jared, 38, were seen holding their children by the hands as they left their home in the upmarket Washington, D.C. neighborhood of Kalorama
Dressed to impressive: The whole family was wearing smart outfits for the occasion, with Jared opting for the most casual look of the group, leaving his signature navy suit at home in honor of the holiday
All smiles: Ivanka looked demure in an all-black outfit, wearing a shift dress and a pair of thick black tights
Accessories: The first daughter added a patterned neck scarf and flat black ankle boots to complete her low-key look
Protected: Ivanka and Jared both wore dark sunglasses to shield their eyes from the sun during their walk
The youngster looked ready to celebrate his special day as he walked along the sidewalk with his mother, holding her hand as they made their way towards the Friends of Lubavitch Synagogue in the D.C. neighborhood of Kalorama, where there family home is.
All three children were dressed to the nines for the special occasion, with the birthday boy looking smart in a white button down and navy blue trousers, which were paired with a brown belt, and a pair of navy loafers. Meanwhile his younger brother Theodore looked just as dapper in a navy blue suit and white button down.
Eldest sibling Arabella went all out for the holiday too, modeling a silver-gray dress, matching headband, and a pair of pretty pink ballet flats. She was also seen wearing a metallic silver and purple backpack as the family stepped out of their home and headed to the synagogue.
But while her younger brothers appeared to be content ignoring the cameras, Arabella couldn’t resist the chance to ham it up for the photographers, making a series of grumpy faces in their direction, before playing a game of hide and seek, secreting herself away behind her father as they strolled along.
At one point, Jared and Ivanka were seen exchanging knowing smiles as their daughter played around, laughing between themselves as she ran behind her dad and pushed him ahead of her.
The young boys didn’t seem to mind their sister’s joking around, with the two brothers taking it in turns to walk with both their mother and their father while making their way to the synagogue.
Mama’s boy: Ivanka held onto Josephs hand as they walked together during the family outing, which has become an annual tradition for them
Family values: Ivanka converted to Judaism in 2009 to marry Jared, an Orthodox Jew, and they are raising their three children Orthodox as well
Proud parents: At one point, Jared and Ivanka were seen exchanging knowing smiles as their daughter played around
Exciting day: In addition to being the second day of Sukkot, it was Joseph turned six years old on Monday
At one point, Ivanka was seen strolling with birthday boy Joseph, leaning over to say something to him as they walked hand-in-hand along the sidewalk – all while under the watchful eye of several Secret Service agents.
Much like her children, Ivanka had put on a very smart show for the holiday, looking demure in a long-sleeved black shift dress and black ankle boots.
In keeping with the religion’s strict dress code, Ivanka topped off her outfit with a matching black hat to cover her head, while also covering up her legs with a pair of thick black tights.
She injected some more pizzazz into her look with a chic patterned neck scarf that was tied in a knot just above the neckline of her dress, and then added a pair of large black shades to protect her eyes from the sunshine.
Fellow White House adviser Jared also wore a pair of sunglasses, however he left his signature navy suit at home for the day, and opted to wear something slightly more casual than his usual day-to-day work attire, plumping for a pair of navy trousers like his sons, a gray long-sleeved shirt, and a padded green vest.
Instead of loafers like his sons, he then added a pair of dark gray sneakers.
Headed to synagogue: While Joseph donned a white button-down and navy pants, his little brother Theodore spored a navy suit, though the little boy left his shirt untucked
Where’s she going? As the family walked along, Arabella could be seen turning away from the group to hide behind Jared
Doting mom: At one point during their walk, Ivanka leaned over and took Joseph’s hand
Festive: Sukkot is a week-long holiday that falls five days after Yom Kippur and celebrates the gathering of the harvest and the protection that the Israelites received when they left Egypt
Tradition: The holiday started at sundown on October 13, and during the first two days, work is forbidden, candles are lit in the evening, and meals are followed by Kiddush, a ceremony of prayer and blessing over wine
Sukkot is a week-long holiday that falls five days after Yom Kippur and celebrates the gathering of the harvest and the protection that the Israelites received when they left Egypt.
The holiday started at sundown on October 13, and during the first two days, work is forbidden, candles are lit in the evening, and meals are followed by Kiddush, a ceremony of prayer and blessing over wine.
Ivanka converted to Judaism in 2009 to marry Jared, an Orthodox Jew, and they are raising their three children Orthodox as well.
The family’s stroll to the synagogue has become something of an annual tradition since they moved to D.C. from New York back at the start of 2017, when Ivanka and Jared took on official roles in Trump’s administration.
In October of that year, the family was seen making their way to the synagogue with all three of the children riding scooters, while Ivanka and Jared strolled alongside them. Then, in October 2018, Ivanka was pictured taking Arabella, Joseph, and Theodore to the synagogue for Shemini Atzeret, which immediately follows the seventh day of Sukkot.
It is a separate, yet connected, holy day devoted to the spiritual aspects of Sukkot.
Once again, all three children rode scooters on their way to the synagogue – although that tradition seems to have been abandoned for this year’s celebrations.