Rebbe’s Car Replica Leads Way on Baltimore Menorah Parade

Close to 100 Menorah-topped cars and Police vehicles paraded through Northwest Baltimore and Baltimore County, spreading the light and joy of Chanuka. Hundreds of residents came out to watch the parade pass by.

The Baltimore Community joined together once again for one of the highlights of Chanukah, the annual Car Menorah Parade and Grand Menorah.

Close to 100 Menorah topped vehicles and Police vehicles paraded through Northwest Baltimore and Baltimore County led by Baltimore County Police Department with the help of Baltimore City Police Department, spreading the light and joy of Chanukah. The Parade was led by 12 Police Motorcycles.

Hundreds of people came out of their houses to watch the parade passed thorough their streets. The Parade passed by the iconic 770 building of Yeshivas Lubavitch of Baltimore. A replica of the Rebbe’s Cadillac was driven by Rabbi Levi Nejar, menahel of the yeshiva.

The grand Parade ended at Quarry Lake where once again a Grand Menorah Lightning and Laser Show by the award winning Dynamic FX as well as a concert by Eli Atias took place.

Organized by Regional Director of Chabad of Maryland Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan and Shliach to Chabad of Park Heights Rabbi Shmulik Raices who also emceed the event. Over 1000 people attended. Rabbi Raices wished Mazal tov to Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan who was unable to attend due to a family simcha. The crowd said Tehillim in support of our brothers and sisters in Eretz Yisroel. Rabbi Elchonon Lisbon, director of Chabad of Park Heights, addressed the crowd.

Maryland Comptroller Brooke Lierman gave greetings and was honored with lightning the Shamesh. Baltimore City Councilman Isaac Yitzy Schleifer was honored with making the brachos and lighting the Menorah. State Senator Shelly Laskin Hettleman was also in attendance as well as representative of Baltimore County Councilman Izzy Patoka’s office.

The parade was organized by Baltimore Shliach Rabbi Chesky Tenenbaum, director of Jewish Uniformed Service Association of Maryland-Chabad as well as Chabad Centers of Baltimore with the assistance of Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan, Regional Director of Chabad of Maryland.

Rabbi Lisbon said of the events, “The Parade and Grand Menorah Lighting event fulfilled the Rebbe’s wishes for creating light amidst the darkness, brought the whole community out in an amazing display of achdus, and brought joy and inspiration to young and old alike.”

The parade was made possible through the coordinated efforts of Baltimore County Police and Captain Bylen. A special thank you to Obrecht Properties and Yoel Shernofsky.


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