Michelle Obama Officiates Jewish Marriage on Banks of Lake Michigan

Obama in November will go on a 10-city book tour to promote her memoir, 'Becoming'

FILE PHOTO: Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks at the American Library Association annual conference in New Orleans, on June 22, 2018
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Michelle Obama officiated at the wedding of a Jewish couple under a traditional Jewish wedding canopy, or chuppah.

The former first lady’s involvement in the wedding of Stephanie Moelis Rivkin and Joel Sircus on September 22 on the banks of Lake Michigan was first reported by TMZ on Sunday. Rivkin is the daughter of Chicago’s deputy mayor, Robert Rivkin.

The New York Times announcement of the wedding lists the couple’s friend Robert Dresser as the ceremony officiant, the Forward reported. However, the bride’s cousin Tina Newman posted a video of the ceremony on Instagram showing Obama officiating.

Obama in November will go on a 10-city book tour to promote her memoir, “Becoming.”