Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Urgent call to the Bnei Yeshivos in America

Letter written by Harav Shmuel Deutsch Shlita from EY to his son in Lakewood regarding the dangerous Giyus law that is up for adoption in the knesset. The  letter calls on the American Bnei Torah to take responsibility  by taking action and publicly oppose the pending threat. The same was  done in previous situations, when the Yidden in America scream and protest it can have a positive effect in Eretz Yisrael. There is no greater threat to the ruchniyus of Klal Yisrael and its a matter of  לא תעמוד על דם רעך. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Lakewood schools sending kids home for not vaccinating

Hamodia reports: Several chadarim and girls’ schools changed their policy and agreed to eliminate all un-immunized students after several dozen teachers refused to return to work unless that step was taken. “Based on Dr. [Reuven] Shanik’s advice and the demand from most of the tzibbur, a lot of schools are sending home kids who didn’t get the vaccine,” said a spokesman for Igud haMosdos. “A lot of schools have kids with medical conditions and they have to do what they have to, to protect them.  read more at Hamodia

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 13, 2018

Chasuna: Katz - Segall  at Ateres Chana hall Bais faiga
Chasuna: Weintraub - Rothchild Ateres Reva hall
Chasuna: Landman - Shechter Fountain ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Dembitzer - Grunspann Lake Terrace hall
Chasuna: Rotberg - Gottlieb at Ne'emas Hachaim hall

Measles Update: 11 Confirmed Cases, 7 under Investigation


The following is a summary with new and ongoing information with respect to the measles outbreak
from the Ocean County Health Department.
 -There are now 11 confirmed measles cases.
 -There are also seven potential cases under investigation.
 -Vaccination is encouraged and those children involved with exposure to a confirmed case may
be subject to an order of exclusion, if unvaccinated.
-The Ocean County Health Department continues to support and highly encourage the exclusion
of non-vaccinated children from schools, preschools and daycares in the outbreak area. These
entities have the authority to make that decision when an outbreak has been declared by the
New Jersey Department of Health

KosherFest 2018 Gets underway at the Meadowlands

Secaucus NJ- Kosherfest 2018 opens today (November 13th) at the Meadowlands Convention Center as the kosher food industry continues to gain strength with its ongoing  estimated growth of 10% – 12% per annum since 2013. More than 6000 people from some 21 countries will attend the two-day event which this year will celebrate its 30th anniversary since its humble beginning at Giants Stadium in 1989. Kosher foods are now widely available throughout the US with as many as 18,000 retail stores selling kosher products. This year’s Kosherfest will honor exhibitors who have been part of Kosherfest throughout its 30-year history. Produced jointly by Diversified Business Communications of Portland ME and Lubicom Marketing of Brooklyn NY, the show will include some 340 exhibitors and well over 400 booths.

Lakewood Planning Board Meeting

Lakewood Planning Board meeting Tuesday November 13, 2018 Municipal hall 6:00 pm
watch live HERE
see full Agenda HERE

1. SD 2118A Yehoshua Frenkel
 River Avenue & Blueberry Court Block 534, Lots 7.02 & 7.03

Nor'easter with snow in the Forecast for NJ

A winter storm is expected to come this  Thursday and Friday, when a coastal storm resembling a nor'easter may bring heavy precipitation and gusty winds to the area, according to the National Weather Service. In that storm, all of New Jersey could get sleet and North and Central Jersey could get a wintry mix after 5 p.m. on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologist see  models that have a plowable event for NYC region and N&W.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 12, 2018

Over 400 rockets fired from Gaza into Eretz Yisrael R"L
אחינו כל בית ישראל הנתונים בצרה ובשביה העומדים בין בים ובין ביבשה המקום ירחם עליהם ויוציאם מצרה לרוחה  ומאפלה לאורה ומשעבוד לגאלה השתא בעגלא ובזמן קריב ונאמר אמן

Chasuna: Brog - Garfinkel Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Chasuna: Seidenfeld - Schindler Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Silber - Steiner at  Ne'emas Hachaim hall Bais Tova
Chasuna: Herzka - Neuhouse at  Lake Terrace hall

Vort: Hachosson Bentzy Hayum to Hakallah Grossman at Ateres Yeshaya  hall 908 East County Line Road, Lakewood

Weather: Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch.

Highwire show: Discussing Measles in Lakewood

See full episode here

Tehillim for Rav Dovid Trenk shlita

מנחם יחיאל דוד בן בת-שבע לרפואה שלמה
The tzibbur is asked to be mispalel for noted Mechanech, Rosh Yeshiva  Harav Dovid Trenk shlita who is in need in Rachmei shomayim. He is currently hospitalized following complications from a brief illness. Name for Tehillim is   Menachem Yechiel Dovid ben Bassheva, B'soch Shaar Cholei Yisroel
 There will be a Atzeres Tefillah with Divrei Hisorerus tonight in Lakewood  at Rav Blech’s Shul  1250 Madison Ave 8:30-9:00pm
sign up here for Tehillim

 See more here

Videos: Lakewood Gas Explosion

CBS New York

Gas Explosion causes Fire in Lakewood

NBC- Multiple buildings were evacuated in an Ocean County, New Jersey, community Monday as crews investigated a report of a fire and gas explosion, officials say.

A call about a two-alarm fire near Second Street and Forest Avenue in Lakewood Township came in around 8 a.m. Monday.

It's not clear where the blaze originated, but Chopper 4 over the scene showed raging flames leaping from what appeared to be someone's backyard. That backyard was sandwiched between large trees and other homes.

Fire officials say cops are looking into whether a contractor may have hit a gas line. The flames ebbed once a valve was shut off. NO injuries reported

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Headlines Audio: Vaccinations Does Halacha obligate a Parent to Vaccinate

Headlines Podcast
Does Halacha obligate a parent to vaccinate? Are you a rodef if you don't? An expose with the worlds greatest experts... Download Marei Mekomos HERE

with Rabbi Sruli Fried, MSW - Regional Director, Chai Lifeline NJ and PA
with Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz - International Lecturer and Author of note
with Brian S. Hooker, PhD, PE - Epidemiologist, Associate Professor of Biology at Simpson University
with Dr. Nochum Indich M.D. - Pediatrician, Lakewood, NJ
with Rabbi Yitzchok Gottesman - BMG, Lakewood
with Mr. Joey Aaron Esq. - Attoney at Law Specializing in Religious Discrimination

Oif Simchas Lakewood, November 11, 2018

Chasuna: Fishman - Hirsch at Ne'emas Hachaim hall Lakewood Cheder

-Vort: Hachosson Don Medizadah to Hakallah Gadzi @ Ateres Yeshaya hal 908 E. County Line 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yisroel Cymet to Hakallah Rochie Kagan (Denver) at 10 West Virginia, Jackson, NJ 1:00 pm.
Vort: Hachosson Yaakov Roth to Hakallah Weinberg at Ateres malka hall 140 Lehigh, Lakewood, NJ 7:00 pm
Vort Hachosson Ashie Tesser to Hakallah Robbins at 49 Sunset Rd, Lakewood  6:00 pm -9:00 pm

Video: Lakewood Post Election Analysis

Lakewood votes along party lines as evident with those who vote straight republican. Candidate Bruce Stern was on the republican line did not campaign at and was not endorsed by the vaad  received 6,483 votes. Miller got 11,747 Candidate Hirsch ran as  an independent  received 2,305 that's a significant amount of people who want change will they be ignored again?

Video: At the Veretzky Melava Malka

Courtesy of Rafi King

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Motzei Shabbos parshas Toldos Lakewood 5779

-  Yartzheit Hespedim in BMG for Harav Aharon Kotler zatzal and Harav Nosson Wachtfogel zatzal divrei zikaron by Harav Yitzchok Sorotzkin shlita.
-Ocean county Health Department "highly Encourages and strongly supports" the exclusion of Non vaccinated children from schools and daycares during this time.
-Veretzky Rebbe Melava Malka at Shemen Lmincha 2 Milano dr Lakewood 9:45
-kumzits for Rosh chodesh kislev at Chalonei Rokea 34 carannetta 8:30 pm
-Out to Lunch open for Melava Malka
-Four corner Bagles open Motzei shabbos

Friday, November 9, 2018

Urgent Message from 32 Lakewood Community Physicians about Measles

we collectively advise Anyone not vaccinated should not go to playgroup or school until further notice
A group of doctors in Lakewood signed a letter regarding the Measles outbreak in the community. They urge everyone to be up to date with the MMR vaccine. Unvaacinated people can create a serious health risk to people that are immunosuppressed or not vaccinated.  Additionally if you are not vaccinated they urge you and advise not to go to school or playgroup. They give guidelines for children and infants when to get their first and second dose of the mmr vaccine. The letter is dated November 9, 2018. see download version below.

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת תולדות ראש חודש כסלו

Lakewood, NJ Friday, November 9, 2018 / א׳ כסלו תשע״ט ערב שבת פרשת תולדות

-Candle lighting 4:28 pm 
-shkia/Sunset 4:45 pm
-Weather shabbos day:  Wind increasing High 43F Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

וַאֲהֵבְךָ וּבֵרַכְךָ וְהִרְבֶּךָ. וּבֵרַךְ פְּרִי בִטְנְךָ וּפְרִי אַדְמָתֶךָ. דְּגָנְךָ וְתִירשְׁךָ וְיִצְהָרֶךָ. שְׁגַר אֲלָפֶיךָ וְעַשְׁתְּרֹת צֹאנֶךָ. עַל הָאֲדָמָה אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע לַאֲבֹתֶיךָ לָתֶת לָךְ: בָּרוּךְ תִּהְיֶה מִכָּל הָעַמִּים. לֹא יִהְיֶה בְךָ עָקָר וַעֲקָרָה וּבִבְהֶמְתֶּךָ: וְהֵסִיר הֹ' מִמְּךָ כָּל חֹלִי. וְכָל מַדְוֵי מִצְרַיִם הָרָעִים אֲשֶׁר יָדַעְתָּ לֹא יְשִׂימָם בָּךְ. וּנְתָנָם בְּכָל שֹׁנְאֶיךָ

Why we Add ולכפרת פשע on Rosh Chodesh of a leap year until Chodesh Nissan

On Rosh Chodesh  of a leap year we added in the Shemona Esreh of Mussaf  the words  ולכפרת פשע
In a Leap Year, in addition to praying for good and for blessing, for joy and for gladness, for salvation and comfort, for sustenance and maintenance, for life and peace, for pardon of sin and forgiveness of iniquity”, we add a 13th request in respect of the additional month: “ולכפרת פשע-and for atonement of transgression”.

A possible reason suggested is that in case the Leap Year was mistakenly designated, and in consequence Chametz was eaten on Pesach, we pray for forgiveness. (טעמי המנהגים)
The 13 pleas are corresponding to the 12 expressions of praise “הללוי’ה-הללו-הללוהו”, and the last sentence “כל הנשמה” is said twice, in respect of the Leap Year. (תהלים קנ – תניא רבתי)

A Message from Lakewood Chaveirim

Harav Tarshish to speak in Lakewood

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5779 November 8, 2018

- Chasuna:  Schoenberg - Yofee at Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: Weberman - Gertz at Ne'emas Hachaim hall Bais Tova
- Vort: Hachosson Yeshaya Retek to Hakallah Malky Brodt Bas R' Moshe at Ateres Malka hall 140 Leigh Avenue Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm
- Vort: Hachosson Avrohom Ziskind to Hakallah bas R'  Dovid Rothenberg at Ateres Yeshaya  hall 908 E. County Line road Lakewood

Kinus Asifa tonight in Lakewood For Giyus

An emergency Kinus will take place tonight in Lakewood at Ateres Ester (Beis Yitzchak) at 10:30.
The Kinus will discuss the dire situation as the new draft law advances in the Knesset.
Hagaon Rav Yehoshua Krupenia, Rosh Kollel Yeshivas Beis Medrash Govoha (BMG) will speak.

Hamodia: Schools differ on sending home unvaccinated children

A spokesman for the Igud Hamosdos who requested anonymity told Hamodia that some 15 schools had sent any unvaccinated children home in accordance with guidance from Lakewood’s renowned pediatrician Dr. Reuven Shanik,
"Other schools have taken a “wait and see” approach. Rabbi Yisroel Schenkolewski, director of Bais Kaila and long-time askan, told Hamodia that upon consultation with Rabbanim, they had decided not to send any students home for the time being.

Hamodia: Lakewood- Two weeks after the recent measles outbreak spread to Lakewood, news of additional cases have sent hundreds scrambling to receive vaccinations and school administrators working to ensure that those in their charge will not be compromised by the highly contagious virus. The scourge, which originated with visitors from Israel, has spread throughout Orthodox communities in the New York area over the past month, with more than 30 reported cases.

Construction for Medical Arts Building Begins in Lakewood

PR- Why drive to North Jersey, New York, or Philadelphia for medical appointments and other medical needs? Soon people in Lakewood, Toms River, Brick, Howell, and the surrounding communities will be able to visit medical professionals and specialists close to their communities.

Long-time Lakewood resident Moshe Shvarzblat, Cedar Bridge Properties LLC, is building two medical arts and professional buildings on Cedar Bridge Avenue, across from Airport Road, Lakewood, right off Exit 89 and the entrance ramp to the Garden State Parkway, to bring more doctors and medical specialists to Lakewood, and to save people time traveling great distances.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5779 November 7, 2018

Chasuna: Levovitz - Frankel Ne'emas Hachaim
Chasuna: Brain - Greenberg Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Chasuna: Fischer - Rosenbloom at Lake Terrace hall

-Vort: Hachosson Dovid Golding to hakallah Leah Kohn  Bas R' Yechezkel at the Bais Horaah 401 Madison Avenue, Lakewood 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachoson Moshe Eichenstein  to Hakallah Schreiber at  Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 E County line
-Vort: Hachosson  Dovid Lipshutz to Hakallah Chaya Pollack at Bnos Brocha hall 1665 Corporate Rd West,  Lakewood, NJ  7:30 pm

Measles outbreak in Lakewood jumps to 6 confirmed cases, 7 more suspected

The Health Department said people in Lakewood contracted the disease after they were exposed to someone who acquired measles when traveling internationally.

On Wednesday, health officials said people could have been exposed if they visited:
the office of Dr. Eli Eilenberg, 150 James St., Lakewood, on Oct. 31 between 11:15 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Four Corners Bagel & Cafe, 150 James St., Lakewood, on Oct. 31 between 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Previously health officials said others could have been exposed if they visited the following locations between Oct. 13 and Oct. 31: Schul Satmar, 405 Forest Ave.; Eat a Pita, 116 Clifton Ave.; CHEMED Health Center, 1771 Madison Ave.; NPGS grocers, 231 Main St.; and Pizza Plus, 241 4th St. Lakewood. Officials have confirmed two additional cases of measles in Ocean County to bring the total of confirmed cases in the outbreak to six with another seven people suspected of contracting the virus. As of Wednesday afternoon, test results are pending on the seven suspected cases as hundreds of people have scrambled to get vaccinations, according to Brian Rumpf, the director of administration at the Ocean County Health Department.

Turx asks Trump about Hashem's roll in his Presidency

Lakewood Resident and White house reporter for Ami Magazine, Jake Turx, asks a question to President Donald Trump

OHI: Free Measles Vaccine in Lakewood Tomorrow

Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc., (OHI) will be providing FREE Measles Vaccines at the Lakewood Health Center. The OHI Mobile Medical Unit will be at the facility to administer, no appointment required. Unit will be there from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
 OHI will also be providing the Flu Shot.

Due to the recent outbreak of Measles in Lakewood, OHI is taking a grass roots effort to help the local community and their patient population with these essential vaccines. OHI Health Centers currently carry the MMR and Flu Vaccine.  OHI is located at 101 2nd St, Lakewood, NJ 08701