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: Thanks to BaltimoreJewishLife.com for sending in photos from the ceremony. Read more about The Chanukah House 2012
Hatzalah of Baltimore maintained the lead throughout the six-day polling process, winning with 57 percent of the votes on Monday.
Hatzalah of Baltimore beat out 18 other charities, many local, to earn Pikesville Patch readers' favorite charity. Hatzalah led the polling for most of the six days it was posted: From June 5 through 1 p.m. Monday. It earned 58 votes—that's 36 percent of the total 161 votes cast in the unscientific poll. In second place was Central Scholarship, with 43 votes—26 percent. In third was The Associated with 24 votes, or 14 percent. Hatzalah congratulated its followers on Facebook and Twitter. "Thank you! and Thanks to all who voted for us!" an organization representative posted Monday on Pikesville Patch's Facebook page. "If you haven't heard, we WON! Thanks to all that voted!" was posted on Hatzalah of Baltimore's Facebook page. Hatzalah …