The Chanukah House...A Baltimore Tradition 6211 Park Heights Ave 21215

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The Chanukah House...A Baltimore Tradition 

                                      6211 Park Heights Ave 21215

 HomeRome 410-530-2400

 

Some houses bring more to their community than just a nice façade, and this is one of them. For many years, one house has brought light to its neighborhood with a seasonal display that gave it the name of the "Chanukah House" at 6211 Park Heights Avenue. The colorful display took a hundred hours to set up and drew throngs of visitors; even the Mayor of Baltimore used to attend the lighting ceremony.

Chanukah House FrontIt was no accident that the house was so brightly lit - Ann and Morris Cohen brightened the community with their presence. When Ann died recently, Phil Jacobs, the executive editor of the Jewish Times wrote:

If there was one woman to select who understood this community, who helped build it, it was our dearly beloved friend Ann Cohen.

We may know her as the woman who helped bring light to the dark of winter through the Chanukah House.

The truth is, that was symbolic of what she did out of the spotlight. There are countless little stories that many of us can tell of the kindness she gave to us in a deep, personal, connecting way.

She found good in everyone. She was non-judgmental. She’d do anything for everyone. I don’t believe the word “no” was in her vocabulary.

To paraphrase what Rabbi Herman eulogized, she brought light to the community with the Chanukah House. But when Chanukah was over, her light continues to bring us warmth and clarity.

 

Samuelson Children's Hospital logo

Originally planned for March 7, but postponed due to the death of Ann Cohen, the Open House was held Sunday, March 21, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. As originally planned, the Open House  by invitation only and  promoted The Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai.

6211 Park Heights Ave Rear 6211 Park Heights Ave dining room6211 Park Heights Ave gazebo 6211 Park Heights Ave spa room  One of seven kitchens

Here is a rare opportunity to see this remarkable home that holds four apartments, 10,000 square feet, and a special place in the memory of so many in the community. Please call for your personal invitation.

The Chanukah House...A Baltimore Tradition is being Sold  6211 Park Heights Ave 21215

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Judi K Barrett
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Margaret, What a tribute to one that has given so much in your community... and you are too.  This house has such a tremendous gracious presence, evident in the photos, it is easy to believe that it's owners had that grace and generous presence also, even in a death. 

March 16, 2010 04:26 PM
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Marcie Sandalow
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Margaret-  Great local post.  What a fun tradition. 

March 16, 2010 05:05 PM
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Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
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Margaret, good luck with the open house this weekend.  So sorry to hear that Ms. Cohen passed away.

March 16, 2010 05:21 PM
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Margaret~

Somehow I know ...that since you are handling this home ...the lights, on so many levels,  can still shine ...Somehow I know ...that through your inspired work... Ann's light will continue to bring warmth and clarity...

March 16, 2010 05:35 PM
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Lizette Fitzpatrick
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Wow!! Good Luck on open house and hope the weather is gorgeous too.  I hope the people will enjoy the grounds too.  It is one gorgeous place.

March 16, 2010 06:02 PM
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Josef Katz
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another WOW of a property.  You really get some good ones.  Now I see why you wanted me to see this when I was in the area. Ill keep you posted on my next trip and maybe I can see this in person.

BTW - thanks for the comment you left me.

March 17, 2010 05:03 PM
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Judi, This is such a gracious home..just like the owners!

Marcie, Thanks for stopping by.

Dr. Stacey, Would love to show you this 10,000' mansion.

janeAnne, You have a beautiful way with words.

Lizette, Everything about this home is very special.

Josef, Please let me know when you will be back in Baltimore. This is a home you need to see. All the best to you.

 

March 17, 2010 05:50 PM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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What a wonderful way to pay tribute to someone who has been a willing and memorable contributor to the community.

March 18, 2010 07:05 AM
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What a gorgeous home and a great tribute. Some people are like that, leaving sunshine wherever they go. Too bad everyone's not.

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March 18, 2010 09:19 AM
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Sally, You are a wonderful contributor to your community and to the AR community, as well.

Russell,  People,we love and respect, bring us that sunshine!

March 18, 2010 10:03 AM
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Margaret - What a beautiful touching story to go with a beautiful house.   Good luck with your open house.  I hope you find a buyer worthy of this home who can truly appreciate it.

March 19, 2010 09:29 PM
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Elyse, Hoping we have that special buyer who will appreciate the love and care that this home has received.

March 19, 2010 09:35 PM
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