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Emergency Services Groups Light Menorah

Members of Northwest Baltimore and Pikesville area groups Hatzalah, Chaverim, Shomrim and CERT, participated in the ceremony marking the fourth night of the eight-night Festival of Lights.

During the fourth night of the Festival of Lights, four volunteer, emergency responder groups participated in the menorah lighting ceremony at The Chanukah House.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Jewish Caring Network will help light the menorah at the house, 6721 Greenspring Ave., Pikesville.

The Yeshiva Ahavas Torah school's bake sale will be held at Chanukah House from 6:30-9:30 p.m., selling freshly baked challahs, kugels, cakes, cookies cupcakes and more, the website states.

Following are the groups that participated in the menorah lighting Tuesday:

  • Baltimore City's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) helps residents after disasters and trains them in emergency preparedness. It's managed by the Citizen Corps Council of Baltimore City and Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management, according to the team website.
  • Shomrim of Baltimore is an all-volunteer neighborhood watch group that covers northwest Baltimore, Pikesville and Upper Park Heights areas. They help find missing adults and children, patrol the neighborhoods and responds to other security-related problems, its website states. Call 911 and Shomrim at 410-358-9999.
  • Hatzalah of Baltimore provides ambulance, emergency medical service, advanced life support services and paramedics to communities in northwest Baltimore. It's affiliated with Chevra Hatzalah of New York. If you need help, call 911 and Hatzalah at 410-358-0000.
  • Chaverim of Baltimore provides help in emergency situations such as when a motorist has a flat tire, or is stranded and need gasoline, or when a resident needs help getting into their own home. If you need help, call 410-486-9000.

Thanks to BaltimoreJewishLife.com for sending in photos from the ceremony.

Read more about The Chanukah House 2012

  • Ohr Chadash Academy Lights First Lamp at The Chanukah House
  • Chanukah House: PVFC Headlines Second Night

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