Happy Hanukkah!

Rabbi Shavit Artson led the blessings and the menorah was lit — one of four brought from Israel to the White House this year. The menorah came from bilingual Jerusalem school Hand in Hand, and was built by both Jewish and Muslim students following a devastating arson attack.  As the President put it, “Each of its branches are dedicated to one of the values their school is founded on — values like community and dignity and equality and peace.”

Rabbi Shavit Artson, President Obama &
First Lady Michelle Obama 
watch the menorah being lit by ninth grade students Inbar who is Jewish & Mouran who is Muslim
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Students at the Max Rayne Hand in Hand School 
decorate their Hanukkah menorah with the school’s 
founding values in Hebrew and Arabic two weeks ago 
after their school’s first-grade classroom was set on 
fire by arsonists.
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The Hanukkah menorah created by students at the Max
Rayne Hand in Hand School for lighting at the White House.   
Each of the branches is dedicated to one of the values
the school was founded on.
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Peace!
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Camille
Camille Mitchell
Ambassador

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