Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves joined his nation’s Jewish community in celebrating Chanukah at a public menorah lighting hosted by the Jewish Community Center of Tallin and Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Shmuel Kot, the city’s chief rabbi.

The presidential visit marked the third time Ilves was on hand for the celebration of a Jewish holiday. Prior to the ceremony, Kot gave the president a tour of the new Tallin Jewish Museum, which opened last week.

Ilves also discussed the state of Jewish education with high school students and their teachers.

The Jewish Community of Tallin is a member of the Federation of Jewish Communities of the Former Soviet Union and Baltic States. …