Monday, December 10, 2012
Rabbi Schmuel of Chabad Center and Lubavitch of Maryland led the ceremony, while elected officials and Pikesville area community leader Ron Rosenbluth lit the lamps.
The Jewish Girl Scouts Troop sold boxes of cookies, while congregants of Chabad Center in Pikesville handed out menorahs to people who don't have them. It was Monday night—the third of the eight-night Festival of Lights—when state and county elected officials and community members gathered at The Chanukah House in Pikesville for the menorah lighting ceremony. Israel 'Izzy' Patoka of Gov. Martin O'Malley's office; Del. Dana Stein, and Pikesville area community leader Ron Rosenbluth each lit one of the three lamps. Baltimore County Council Chairwoman Vicki Almond lit the shamash—the middle lamp. Rabbi Schmuel Kaplan of Chabad Center and Lubavitch of Maryland led the ceremony. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz had planned to attend, …
The celebration began Sunday afternoon at Cheder Chabad on Park Heights Avenue.
Yitz and Sora Fleischman decorate their home at 6721 Greenspring Ave., each holiday and welcome the community to celebrate the menorah lighting each night. At 6:30 p.m. Monday, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, other officials, do the honors.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Despite recent springlike temperatures, dreidels and reindeer adorn lawns.
Winter holidays decorations are being set up throughout the community under a calm sky and amid warm temperatures. On Tuesday, the temperature reached into the high 60s, bringing a 50 percent chance of showers Tuesday night, accoriding to the National Weather Service. The grass was still green, and we have yet to get our first snowfall. And that's not going to change much, according to the Garrison area forecast. For the rest of the week, leading up to Saturday—the first night of Hanukkah—temperatures will stay in the 50s and above. The holiday lasts through sundown Dec. 16. Some showers are expected—but there's only a slight chance—during the day Friday. And there's a chance again on Sunday. For the first lamp lighting at The Chanukah …
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 …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Review some customs for celebrating the miracle of Hanukkah, from Dec. 8 to Dec. 16, including lighting the first candle of the menorah nightfall Dec. 8.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
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Thursday, November 29, 2012
aMuse Toys at the Shops at Quarry Lake offer crafts, games, puzzles and art projects that will interest kids of any age through the eight-night holiday.
Are eight nights of gift-giving in your near future? Hanukkah begins Dec. 8, and ends Dec. 16, and part of tradition is gift-giving. Amuse Toys in Pikesville can come up with the perfect children's gift for each night, from the Uncle Goose blocks with the Hebrew alphabet, to "Zingo," a bilingual English/Hebrew Bingo-type game. Owners of the store, located at The Shops of Quarry Lake, choose educational, ecologically friendly toys from manufacturers throughout the world. In this spacious, bright shop you can find small gifts for each of the first seven nights, as well as large gifts for the eighth night of the Festival of Lights. Store Manager Allison Humphries pointed out some of her recommendations for Hanukkah gifts Wednesday at the …