Baltimore, MD - Dec. 6, 2021 - The Baltimore Community greatly anticipated one of the highlights of Chanukah; the annual Car Parade and Grand Menorah Lighting.
Over 70 Menorah-topped vehicles and 20 Police vehicles paraded through Northwest Baltimore and Baltimore County led by Baltimore City and County Police Departments, spreading the light and joy of Chanukah. The Parade was led by 12 Police Motorcycles. Baltimore County's first Jewish and female Police Chief, Melissa Hyatt joined in the Parade and hundreds of people came out of their houses to watch the parade pass by.
The Parade ended at Quarry Lake where for the first time a Grand Menorah Lightning and light and tightrope show took place sponsored by Chabad of Maryland and Chabad of Park Heights and was organized by Shliach Rabbi Shmulik Raices. Over 600 people attended. Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan, Regional Director of Chabad of Maryland, and Rabbi Elchonon Lisbon, director of Chabad of Park Heights addressed the crowd. Baltimore County District 2 Councilman Izzy Patoka lit the Menorah.
The parade was organized by Baltimore Shliach Rabbi Chesky Tenenbaum, director of Jewish Uniformed Service Association of Maryland-Chabad, and Chabad Centers of Baltimore with the assistance of Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan, Regional Director of Chabad of Maryland.
The parade was made possible through the coordinated efforts of Baltimore City and Baltimore County Police Departments.
A special thank you to Obrecht Properties