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Bell Ringer: White House Hanukkah Reception

Grade Level Grades 6-12, Higher Education
Resource Type Handout


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First Lady Jill Biden and President Joe speak at a Hanukkah reception at the White House. Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker of Temple Emanuel in Winston-Salem, NC also speaks at the reception and leads the lighting of the menorah.

  • CLIP #1: What inspired the 2022 White House decorations and what "endures" each year, according to First Lady Jill Biden?
  • CLIP #1: From what is the new White House menorah made and what do the silver cups "magnify?"
  • CLIP #1: Based on the clip, from where have past White House menorahs come and what is "recreated" with the lighting of the menorah?
  • CLIP #2: How does Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker respond when other people discuss the Colleyville synagogue hostage crisis (2022)?
  • CLIP #2: What is the "story" of Hanukkah? Describe what you see and hear during the lighting of the menorah.
  • CLIP #3: What is the "promise" of America?
  • CLIP #3: According to President Joe Biden, what is the "miracle" of the jar of oil?
  • CLIP #3: Based on the clip, what does the Talmud teach? What are the "perils of indifference?"
  • CLIP #3: Summarize President Biden's comments about the menorah lighters.



Bell Ringer-White House Hanukkah Reception.pdf

March 2, 2023
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