Thursday, December 8, 2016

Tonight in Lakewood: Kabolas Panim, Sheva Brachos, Chabura, Chanukas Bais Medrash

-Before or after night seder
-Kabolas Panim for the Viznitzer Rebbe of Bnei Brak 7:00 pm At Yeshiva Ketana hall 102 2nd street Lakewood.  B'Hishtatfus Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva Rav Malkiel Kotler.

-Chabura on the Parsha and anectotes about gedolim of yesteryear from Rav Shmaryahu Shulman Talmud of Rav Aaron Kotler z"l mechaber seforim. At the Lakewood courtyard shul. 7:00 pm.

- Simchas Sheva Brachos Bais Bluzev Ribatitch at Rav Blech shul Anshei sefard 8:00PM

-Chanukas Bais Medrash Heichal Torah V'avoda mora dasra Rav Binyomin Margulies 10:15 pm at 704 Whitmore ave. (first left after 7th and Park).

Shiva info

Mishpachas Salomon The Mashgiach shlita sitting shiva at 637 6th street Lakewood. 
shachris 8:15 Mincha 1:45 Maariv 7:45. for the mashgiach please come at the specific times 11:30-12:30 in the afternoon and 7:00-8:30 pm evening.  Rav Peach Eliyohu Falk is sitting there as well.  Getting up from shiva Monday morning. 
Mishpachas R' Yechiel Posen (son in law Reb Moshe Eisner) shiva is at 715 Forest Avenue.  Shachris 7:15 Mincha 1:40 Maariv 7:45. Shiva times- Till 10:30 am1:00-4:30 pm and 6:30-10:00 pm.

May we hear of no more Tzaar

Lakewood Deputy Mayor to grab the reins on Lakewood traffic

Lakewood Deputy Mayor and committeeman Issac Akerman is tackling the traffic issues head on. In an interview with the Voice of Lakewood he plans to appoint a overall traffic study of all areas in Lakewood. Hire traffic engineers to make recommendations and hold public meetings getting input from residents for practical traffic fixes. Once all is mapped out they will then implement all the suggested fixes and changes which will improve the congestion and traffic in Lakewood.

Video: Planning board Lakewood 12 06 16

Bertichev application 1:50:00
Chairman leaves to attend PTA 2:23:16
Pasuk from Prophet Isaiah 2:44:20

Video: courtesy of First Amendment Activist

Masa U'Matan Lakewood Rental List Dec 7, 2016

Masa U'Matan Lakewood Rental List of Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 HERE 17 pages!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Oif Simches Lakewood Dec 7, 2016

-Wedding: Toporowitz- Saposh at Fountain Ballroom
-Wedding: Londinski- Rothenberg at Lake Terrace
-Chasuna: Tendler- Lopian in Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: Goldberg- Wolf in Ateres Chana at Bais Faiga hall
-CHasuna: Peppard wedding at Neeimas Hachaim hall
Teaching Lakewood boys how Agudah helps their school

Lkwd News

Roshei Yeshiva Admorim talmidim menachem Avel Mishpachas Salomon

Photos: The Skverer Rebbe Being Menachem Avel Rav Matisyahu Salomon 

Viznitz Rebbe arrives in Lakewood ahead of  big Shabbos with chasidim for Kabolas Kahal appointments call 917-588-0531

Lakewood Roshei Yeshiva in Chicago for Chizuk event

Photos: Yartzheit Melava Malka at BMG

Pearl Harbor: Lakewood WWII hero tells his story

After Raising Fire Tax they are asking for even more tax money- Elections next week

You may not know but The Lakewood Fire Department will have elections HERE this coming Monday December 12 from 2-9 pm asking Tax payers to approve close to 200k for capital improvement projects. This comes, just after they raised the fire tax this year from 0.058 to 0.070. Lakewood taxpayers resoundingly voted NO on the budget and rejected it. The Board spent a lot of money this year, (installing Wifi in the buildings) there is no reason to give them a blank check. The budget for 2016 after it was defeated stands at  $6,168,251.00 Why do they need more money? View 2016 Budget HERE. After the budget was voted down by taxpayers the township reduced expenditures by 238K now they are asking for another 190k. The Vaad last time said to vote NO on the budget what will they say now? Also the Fire commissioners have not posted any minutes of the meetings since February of this year.

Please take notice that the Board of Fire Commissioners of Fire District No. 1,
Township of Lakewood, County of Ocean, State of New Jersey, at a special meeting scheduled for Monday, December 12, 2016, to be held between the hours of

Updated: New 9:30 am shachris Minyan south of Lake

After Chestnut shul closed down the minyan factory and canceled the half hour minyanim, there is interest for a new 9:30 am minyan in the south side of Lakewood.

(Ltoeles Harabim for those who cannot daven Earlier)
The 9:30 Minyan of the Chestnut Shul which has just been stopped-due to construction of a new Simcha Hall-has been moved to the Chateau Park Vosikin Shul located at 189 Chateau Drive in the Basement. The Minyan will be starting this coming sunday December 11 & continue throughout the year. This will be the only Minyan there besides for Vosikin Shachris every morning with no 10:00 or later Shachris.

We owe alot of Hakaras Hatov to the many people who helped replace this Minyan to another location on the South side for those who need it.

any questions or suggestions please don't hesitate to contact me at 732-444-8735
Thank you.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Video: Zoning Board Lakewood 12/5/16

Forest Haven  application Adjourned again due to lack of full 7 member board watch the show at 48:20 minute mark 
First Amenmant Activist cross examines Mr. Flannery 1:58:36

Courtesy of First Amendment Activist

Oif Simches/Events Lakewood Dec 6, 2016

-PTA in many schools across Lakewood
-Chasuna: Gurwitz-Sher at Ateres Reva hall, Lakewood
-Chasuna:  Goldman- Spiegel at Lake Terrace hall
-Wedding: Gan-Zvi  - Paler N'eemas Hachaim hall
-Parlor meeting Puttsburg Kollel JLE at 315 Caranetta 9:20 pm Guest speaker Rav Yosef Eisen

Toldos Aharon Rebbe menachem Avel the Mashgiach

Tonight: Lakewood Planning board meeting Dec 6 2016

 Planning Board meeting on Tuesday night at 6:30 PM at 231 3rd Street. 
By Take back Lakewood
See HERE for pictures of the plans for each application courtesy of First Amendment activist.
 Come down help support the Berditchev Kloiz at the meeting tonight. 

SP 2059AA Congregation Tiferes Shmuel Corp – request to utilize synagogue full time rather than weekends only as originally proposed 


LDC meeting today 4:30- 6:00

Lakewood Development Corp. meeting Tue, December 6, 4:30pm – 6:00pm  at the municpal building room C.

Winning $1 Million dollar lottery ticket "Mistakenly" sold in Lakewood NJ

Foxnews-A mistakenly sold lottery ticket has earned a New Jersey couple $1 million.
State lottery officials say 70-year-old Dante Castillo usually picks his own numbers. But when the Manchester man bought some tickets for last Thursday’s Cash4Life jackpot at Sam’s Day & Nite Food Store located on 1200 River Avenue in Lakewood, the clerk accidentally sold him a ticket with computer-generated numbers. That ticket proved to be the winner, matching the five main numbers drawn but not the cash ball number.

Watch Live Levaya of Rebbetzin Salomon A''H in Eretz Yisrael

Lakewood Tax dollars: LIC LDC UEZ

Lakewood Township proposes to merge the LIC (Lakewood industrial commission) with the LDC (Lakewood Development corporation) Those free networking seminars and many other commissions in the Township of Lakewood operate with tax monies from local tax payers. Reporter from NJ news and views give details of spending, how funds are allocated and who gets them.
NJ News & Views
"At the September 6, 2016 LDC meeting, members approved a resolution for $$65,000 in sub-recipient grant funding for the Lakewood Community Services Corporation (LCSC) Business to Business Networking 3 program".

During his public comments at the September 15, 2016 committee workshop meeting, Coles said that UEZ funds were starting to dwindle. As a result, he wanted to once again merge the LDC with the LIC. Coles said that the township's UEZ program was separated from LIC oversight years ago.

"A local developer said only the LIC has the right to negotiate the sale of (public) land, so they became separate," he said. The LDC is a non-profit organization that was incorporated on October 2, 1997. While the LIC has the authority to sell and lease public land for redevelopment, the LDC has the authority to purchase privately-owned property for redevelopment.

Coles also said he supported the merger in order to reduce the number of professionals each agency hired through duplication of services. He said most of the LDC services were now provided by the Lakewood Community Services Corporation (LCSC). The LDC is not the only Lakewood agency to fund the service organization's work.

Six years ago, the LCSC turned to the LIC for award of a $40,000 grant after the state UEZA reportedly reduced available UEZ funding for the non-profit organization's English as a Second Language (ESL) program in February 2010. The state took the action after LDC members held an illegal vote in executive session at their January 2010 meeting on a resolution for action that LDC Chairman Moshe Z. Weisberg opposed.

Nichum Aveilim at the home of the Lakewood Mashgiach

Rav Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein paid a shiva visit at the home of the Lakewood Mashgiach Rav Mattisyahu Salomon shlita prior to his return to Eretz Yisrael source


  Sudden petirah of  2 year old Lakewood infant Hayeled Mordechai Posen Z'L Ben Rav Yechiel Moshe נ''י who R"L did not wake up this morning. The Levaya will be in Lakewood this morning 8:30 am Kevyra in Passaic, NJ. TLS

Monday, December 5, 2016

Report: Levaya of Rebbetzin Miriam Salomon a''h in Lakewood

From Hamodia  see photos HERE More photos below article.
At the Levaya in LKWD, credit Hamodia

LAKEWOOD - The Torah world was plunged into mourning Monday morning with the petirah of Rebbetzin Miriam Salomon, a”h, the wife of, ybl”c, Harav Mattisyahu Salomon, shlita, Mashgiach of Bais Medrash Govoha (BMG) of Lakewood. She was remembered as the ultimate eishes chaver whose life was defined by her absolute dedication to the Mashgiach as well as to the needs of his many talmidim and the myriads who seek his counsel. With her natural sense of selflessness and pure yiras Shamayim, she cared for and inspired all those who were privileged to come in contact with her. She was 75 years old.

“What a zechus she had … I depended entirely on my wife; she was a source of so much chizuk,” said Rav Salomon in his hesped, a mussar shmuess in itself in which the Mashgiach gave short explanations on each passuk in Eishes Chayil relating them one-by-one to his Rebbetzin. “Her whole life was filled with doing good for others, for big and for small, for so many in this town.”

Oif Simchas Lakewood Dec 5 2016

-Vort: Hachosson Meir Simcha Koppenheim to Hakallah Bas R' Shimon Greenbaum at the Gratter building 100 Park Avenue Lakewood
-Wedding: Tevlovitz- Karfiol at Lake Terrace hall
-Wedding: Kuttof- Geretz at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Zoberman-Bloch  at Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: Lichtenstein- Newman At Fountain ballroom Lakewood cheder

Lakewood Zoning board meeting tonight

Zoning board meeting Tonight from 7-9pm at the municipal auditorium 231 3rd street Lakewood,NJ See Agenda.
See pictures of plans for each applicant HERE courtesy of First Amendment activist blogDetails  below courtesy of  Take back Lakewood

Appeal # 3991 – Aaron Finkelstein, 121 Somerset Avenue. Block 189.05 Lot 148, R-10 zone.  To construct a duplex on 10,145 square feet where 12,000 is required.
Appeal # 3993 – Forest Haven, New Central Avenue & Hillside Blvd. Block 11.12 Lots 1-3 & Block 11.13 Lot 1, R-15 zone.  Use variance to construct 10-2 story multi- family dwellings with basements.
Dangerous intersection - Corner of entrance to Westgate! Zoned for 4 houses, applicant wants 10 houses, 20 families, 40 cars!

Levaya info Rebbetzin Salomon A"H

    To listen to a live hookup of the levaya, call 732.806.9090  option 9.

Lakewood BOE buses transporting for the LSTA

4 months into the school year some of the newly purchased board of Education buses are now being used to transport children for the LSTA consortium. Over the weekend, kids in Lakewood private schools came home with bus passes for the new routes. About twenty routes were added taking on more children who did not receive busing since the beginning of the year. these routes however are only for the morning commute, parents still are carpooling to pick up from school. There are still kids without busing, Officials are hopeful to bring more vendors to the township and eventually provide busing for all private school kids.

BD'E Rebbetzin Miriam Salomon A''H

אבל בלייקווד Following an illness, Rebbetzin Miriam Solomon a''h wife of the Lakewood mashgiach Y'BLC Harav Mattisyahu Solomon shlita has passed away this morning at Columbia hospital in NYC surrounded by her children and family, she was 76 years old. The Levaya will take place today 4:30 pm at Yeshiva Bais Medrash Govoha in Lakewood 7th street and Private way Kevura will take place in Eretz Yisrael. 
There will also be a Levaya at JFK 9:00 pm at cargo buiding 23.
 The Rebbetzin is survived by her husband the mashgiach shlita, her Brother Rabbi Pesach Eliyahu Falk of Gatshead, her sisters
Rebbetzin Dunner of London, Rebbetzin Shulamis Bamberger of Bnei Brak and her children,Two sons in Gathead, Mrs. Weinberg, Mrs. Halpern, Mrs. Naomi Jacobs of Lakewood, Mrs. Sorotzkin S. Fallsburg, Mrs, Perkovski of Bensonhurst, Mrs. chanale Gittelson of Gateshead, Mrs. Knopfler in Manchester.
May we only hear Besuros Tovos. TNZBH