Monday, December 3, 2012
The Pikesville home holds nightly lamplighting ceremonies during the Festival of Lights. On Monday, the lighting ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m., with Baltimore County and state elected officials.
UPDATE (10 p.m.) Chanukah House will celebrate the Festival of Lights this year with a newly donated 11-foot tall menorah. The house owned by Yitz and Sora Fleischman is being decorated for the holiday and will soon become a center community activity once again. This is the third year the Fleischmans have decorated the outside of their home for the holiday, using the same decorations from the former sponsors who decorated their home on Park Heights Avenue. During the holiday, that begins Saturday, neighborhood parents and children walk to the Fleischmans' house to view the festive decorations. People from out of town drive by or visit as well. Each night of the eight-night holiday dozens of people gather to watch the menorah lamp lighting …
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Community menorah lighting ceremony featured the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company, and congregants of Ner Tamid Greenspring Valley Synagogue.
Six lamps were set aflame Sunday—the sixth night of Hanukkah—at the home of Yitz and Sora Fleischman. This is the second year that the Fleischmans have decorated their house in the Hanukkah theme. On Sunday, Lt. Andrea Levine lit the flame representing the PVFC, and Rabbi Samson Wach and Zachary Lewin lit flames on behalf of Ner Tamid Greenspring Valley Synagogue of Baltimore. Relatives of the Cohen family, as well as others, also lit flames.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
About 200 people attended the menorah lighting Thursday at The Chanukah House in Pikesville.
UPDATE (11:30 a.m.)—On Thursday, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown lit the shamash lamp, and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz lit the three lamps on the menorah at The Chanukah House in Pikesville. About 200 people attended the menorah lighting ceremony that marked the third night of Chanukah. For instant news, events and and updates, follow Pikesville Patch on Twitter and Like our Facebook page. The lighting Friday—the fourth night, Shabbos—will be held at about 4:15 p.m., before Shabbat candles are lit. The Chanukah House yard is open for browsing during each of the eight days of Chanukah, as well as through the end of December. Menorah lightings are set each evening, at 6721 Greenspring Ave. in Pikesville. Yitz Fleischman, the homeowner, …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Members and officers of the Jewish War Veterans lit the central menorah Wednesday at the holiday attraction on Greenspring Avenue.
Members of Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America were at The Chanukah House Wednesday to light the central menorah. Erwin Burtnick, commander of the group's Department of Maryland was present, along with Gilbert Miller, chaplain of the Freestate Post No. 167 in Owings Mills, and Michael Zippert, also a member of the post. The veterans group is a national organization begun in 1896 by Civil War veterans, Burtnick said. The JWV headquarters is in Washington DC, along with the National Museum of American Jewish Military History, Burtnick said. Third Night The dignitaries menorah lighting takes place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at The Chanukah House, 6721 Greenspring Ave., Pikesville. The following VIPs are scheduled to attend the …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Add your photos to Patch's holiday picture gallery.
Here are a few holiday views around Pikesville, from the Baltimore County Police Department's Pikesville precinct, and from The Chanukah House. If you've taken your own photos add them here. And, if those photos are of your home decked with holiday decorations, consider entering it in Patch's Deck the House competition. You could win $100,000 for your local school district, plus money for your own December electric bill. Visit this article for full details. Enjoy the photos. But first, here's some food for thought: You know you're in Pikesville during the holidays when... Have a better idea? Finish that sentence in the comments.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Yitz Fleischman and his brother-in-law, Gannon Dales, are working to get the neighborhood's Chanukah attraction up and running for the first menorah lighting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
It takes a lot of work to get the hundreds of decorations up and running at Chanukah House. Homeowner Yitz Fleischman and Gannon Dales, his brother-in-law, have been working for at least a week to get the inflatables, lights, animated and holiday decorations up and operating by Chanukah. The first night of the eight-day holiday is Dec. 20. This is the second year that Fleischman and his wife, Sora, have hosted Chanukah House at their home in the Greenspring/Smith avenues neighborhood of Pikesville. He bought the hundreds of decorations from the Cohen family. The Cohens founded Baltimore Chanukah House at their Upper Park Heights home, and put out elaborate decorations for years, until 2009. At about that same time, Fleischman began to …