Over the last week, the skies of Jewish Baltimore have been aglow — not just from the chanukiot, but with fireworks and laser lights.
Attendees at Beth Tfiloh’s Chanukah Fireworks Under the Stars on Nov. 27 enjoyed the color and excitement of the evening, despite some rain and the frigid temperature. Included in the evening were the candle lighting of a 12-foot menorah, a latke bar, warm sufganiyot and live music.
Community members were asked to donate new, unwrapped toys, which were distributed to sick children at the Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai, the Hackerman-Patz House at Sinai Hospital and to Jewish Community Services’ Toy Closet. With all of the donations, area children will be happy this year!
Then, on Dec. 3, Chizuk Amuno Congregation presented Laser Lights II to celebrate the sixth night of the Jewish holiday. Throughout the darkened sanctuary space, the laser lights of Chanukah bounced off the ceiling and pierced the air.
There was plenty of festive singing and Chanukah treats, too.