Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Oif Simchas Lakewood March 28th 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Elazar Kohn (Passaic) to Hakallah Chani Lerner Bas R' Sender  Vort tonight @ 7:00 pm in their home 52 Roselle Ct. Lakewood, NJ

- Vort: Hachosson Eliezer Horowitz to Hakallah  bas R' Dovid Levovitz at Bnos Bracha hall 1665 Corporate Road West Lakewood, NJ 8:00 pm

-Chasuna Hirschberg- Stern Ateres Chana hall @ Bais Faiga
-Lakewood Shadchanim meeting boys at Zichron Shneur 280 Oak knoll till 11pm
-Toras Menachem Dinner Ateres Reva hall

Lakewood Store updates

-The Lakewood shopping village application is scheduled for next week April 4 at  the planning board meeting. Unconfirmed reports the developers are negotiating may change  some of the mall plans and looking at other options.
-Pita Hut open 10th and Clifton at former yiddies, 
-The Upper crust at Shloimys Plaza by former C & G not affiliated with same  name open in Todd plaza
-Radio Shack closing Lakewood location
-NPGS opening in Seagull Square after pesach
-Ferster Hats grand opening at Grebow shopping plaa

Photo: Rav Chaim Kanievsky Birchas Ilanos Rosh chodesh Nissan 5777


Shiva info

Rav Baruch Saks sitting shiva for his brother Harav Moshe Z''L at 28 Goldcrest Drive, Lakewood in Pine River Village Shacharis: 7:30 Mincha: 1:45 Maariv: 8:30 getting up Thursday morning

Reb Eliyohu Sternbuch sitting shiva at 6 Rivka Lane off rt 88 Shachris 7:15 Mincha Marin at 7:05 pm. Please do not come between 2-5 pm and after 11:00 pm getting up Thursday morning

Monday, March 27, 2017


The levaya of R' Ovadye Goldblatt z"l (OBI) will take place tomorrow 10 am in Lakewood at the chapel on East 7th st. Kevura will be in Elmont, NY at the Beth David cemetery.  The aron of R' Ovadia Goldblatt zatzal will be passing by yeshiva Novominsk 690 60th St., Brooklyn, and is expected to be there 12:30-1:00pm. He was living in Lakewood recently and was a regular B"M Kol Aryeh. many knew him from Camp Adas Yeraim and recently he was the posek at camp Tashbar. His sister Mrs. Glasser will sit Shiva at her home in Elizabeth, NJ at 1045 Coolidge Road.

Video: Shown at the Mir Yerushalayim Dinner

Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim - Bicentennial Celebration - Dinner Video Presentation from Mint Media on Vimeo.

Oif Simchas/events Lakewood March 27 2017

 Vort: Hachosson Avrohom GorelickTo Hakallah Bas R' Eliyohu Tikotzky at Ohr Tuvia, 969 east End Lakewood, NJ 8:00 pm
-Wedding: Kravetz- Erlanger Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna:Neuberger- Fuchs Lake Terrace hall akewood, NJ
-Chasuna: Hoffman- Weiss Fountain ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chazak- Shalom Bayis event for Women at Rabbi Lefkowitz shul 1097 Somerset Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 8:00 pm

Ask OU Outreach Pre-Passover Kosher Community Events
Monday, March 27, 2017 Twin Rivers, NJ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm at Congregation Toras Emes/Twin Rivers Community Synagogue  639 Abbington Dr, East Windsor, NJ 08520 40 minutes from Lakewood

School acceptance letters to be mailed out for High school girls

Its that time of year again and 8th grade girls  in Lakewood anxiously and nervously anticipate Acceptance letters for  high school. Officially the letters are set to go out on Rosh chodesh which is Tuesday. There was a rumor circulating that the schools may hold off and mail the letters right after Pesach. This is only the first round of letters that go out, not everyone is accepted right away and a few hundred girls will have to wait for the next few rounds to know where and if they will have a school.

Yom Kippur Koton Lakewood erev Rosh Chodesh Nisan 5777

Hearthstone 1:45 ?
Lev Avos 1:20
Somerset Walk 1:30
Alumni 1:50
West gate Kelmwoods 2:45
Kol Aryeh 5:30
Satmar every bottom of the hour
Breslov 6:15  423 6th street
6:30 Spruce street B"M Tehillim for refuah Hayeled Chaim Yehuda Meir  ben Dina

Chateau sfard 6:30 pm
Bais Mordechai 6:40 in the Ezras Nashim

תפילה לפרנסה מהשל"ה ער"ח ניסן

כתב השל״ה הקדוש (מסכת תמיד – סוף פרק נר מצוה): ראוי לצום שלא יאכילנו הקדוש ברוך הוא זכויותיו בעולם הזה. ויהיה זה התענית יום קודם ערב ראש חודש ניסן, כי בניסן טללים שהם לברכה נפתחים. וזה נוסחה של התפילה:
(ויכול לאמרה אפילו אם אינו מתענה, ואפשר לפדות התענית במעות לצדקה)

LPD: Fog Advisory

Fog Advisory: National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory in our area until 10am EST. Please allow yourself extra time if traveling our roads. Thank you. 

Lakewood Township School District having financial issues

Once again the Lakewood BOE claims to have financial issues. See HERE 
 The outgoing superintendent sent a letter home to parents notifying of  potential layoffs for 100 teachers and consolidating classrooms. The blame again is on private school busing, special ed the BOE etc. Yes its true, the district does not get its fair share of funding from the state but other factors are causing the financial issues. As a start a Charter school is opening in Lakewood this year and are receiving two million dollars for it. In the school system itself there is untold amount of students who do not reside in Lakewood yet are enrolled in the local schools. The BOE is investigating it but so far has not announced any findings. The number could be in the hundreds which is costing millions to tax payers. Pre K and other non mandated services are costing millions but that is never put on the chopping block because it provides job security. The town recently voted to raise taxes and give the public schools 35 million for roof repairs and to install HVAC systems. Its always easier to point fingers and blame others. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Video: At the Mir Bicentennial Dinner

Oif Simches Lakewood March 26, 2017

-Vort Hachoson Tzvi Rubin (staten Island)to kallah Temima Hirsh bas R' Eliyohu  at KNA Roberts  shul 325 Case Rd Lakewood 6:00-9:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yaakov Scheir to Hakallah Blimmie Gorelick bas R; Mordechai  Shmuel at Zichron Shneur hall 280 Oak Knoll rd Lakewood 7:30 pm
-Wedding: Krupnik- Millman Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga

Lakewood tomchim get Bracha From rav Chaim Kanievsky

Photos: Mir Dinner Prep

Lakewood Events Sunday March 26, 2017

-Hachnosas Sefer Torah at R' Doniel Cohen Yeshiva R' Dessler R' Rothchild Kesivas Oisiyos 12:30 pm at Oros Bais Yaakov 1995 Rutgers leaving at 2:20 to the Yeshiva 1990 Swarthmore Lakewood, NJ

-Hachnosas Sefer Torah Yeshiva Bais Aaron Rav Shulgasser 2:30 Kesivas Haoisiyos at 694 park Procession will leave at 4:30 to the yeshiva 905 Park

-Mir Yeshiva Yerushalaym Dinner at Bellworks GPS address 74 Middeltown rd, Holmdel, NJ 07733 Or take Garden State Prkwy LOCAL Lanes only to exit 114 pre event starting at 3:15 main event starts 4:30 Dinner program 6:00 pm

-Zechus Avos work place Halacha shiur at Ateres Yeshaya hall for Women 7:30-8:30 pm Men 9:00 pm- 10:00 pm for info 732-415-8446

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Melava Malka March 25 Lakewood

-Melava Malka B'M Santov 16 Irene court Lakewood NJ 9:30 pm

-Melava Malka Yeshivas Be'er Yaakov Eretz Yisrael Rav Dovid Yitzchok Shapira at Ateres Yeshaya hall 9:30 pm

-Parlor meeting yeshiva Ohr HaTorah Eretz Yisrael Rav Rubenstein at 192 Emmanuel Drive Off MLK Lakewood 9:45

-Loitzk Sheves achim Melava Malka 956 Park Avenue Lakewood, NJ 10:00 PM

Friday, March 24, 2017

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת ויקהל-פקודי פרשת החודש שבת מברכים

Friday, March 24, 2017 / כ"ו אדר תשע"ז Lakewood, New Jersey
Candle lighting 6:55 PM 
Shkiah 7:13
Weather: temps in the 60's
ראש חודש ניסן is on Tuesday

-R’ Nisson Kaplan Shlita will  be speaking in B"M Kol Aryeh for Shalosh seudos.
- Seder limud Shabbos afternoon 1 hr before mincha at B"M Ohr Yecheskel on    Ridge Lizchus  Rav Avraham Yehoshua Heshel ben Frumit

שֵׁשֶׁת יָמִים, תֵּעָשֶׂה מְלָאכָה, וּבַיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי יִהְיֶה לָכֶם קֹדֶשׁ שַׁבַּת שַׁבָּתוֹן לה״
 (פרשת ויקהל).
!שבת שלום


 The levya of Hayaldah Tova Sternbuch A"H bas R' Eli and Rochel will be at 130pm-the kevurah will be across from 733 Ridge Ave, down 7th street. May the mishpacha be comforted and we should hear of no more tzaar.

Preparations for Mir Yeshiva Bicentennial event

Will take place Sunday in Homdel, NJ at Bell works. There wont be a Lakewood dinner this year

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bais Havaad halacha journal: Mall Melee, the shopping mall contreversy

            What is a community’s recourse to prevent nearby development? a Halachic discussion by the
 Bais Havaad Halacha Journal :
-The validity of secular regulation in halacha
-Fighting the development in the township zoning or planning board

Thehalachacenter.org- A quiet, residential neighborhood, a mini-community of seniors to whom a tranquil pace of life is of paramount importance, is facing a threat to its tranquility.

A real-estate developer seeks to establish a monstrous shopping mall directly adjacent to the main entrance to the neighborhood. Emotions run high, the controversy generates daily fodder for the gossip beast, and many outsiders keep their fingers on the pulse, anxious to see how things will play out.

Both the developer and the community are observant Jews. What recourse does this community have according to halacha? Does the developer have the halachic right to develop? In what forum may the community litigate to prevent the development?

Oif Simchas / Events Lakewood March 23

-Vort: Hachosson Shmuel Ari Goldstone to Hakalla Bas R Ahron Walkin at R' Gissinger shul 175 Sunset 7:30 pm
-Chasuna: Lichtenstein- Gibber at Fountain ballroom Lakewood Cheder

-Wedding: Idstein-Moskowitz Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga

-Chasuna at Lake Terrace hall music with singer meilech Kohn

-Bais Medrash L'Torah R' Goldblatts Yeshiva at Neeimas Hachaim hall 7:30 pm wine and cheese tasting pumbadisa band

-Shiur by Rav Nissan Kaplan of Mir Yerushalayim at Coventry shul 8:45 pm

Lakewood turns 125 it  was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 23, 1892, from portions of Brick Township

Evergreen Lakewood Pesach store opened today

The boys are back

Welcome home Yeshiva Bochurim from Eretz Yisrael as they come back for Bein Hazmanim. After spending a year away from home learning in yeshiva the bochurim come back for Pesach. Official bein hazmanim for local yeshivos begins after Rosh chodesh which is next Tuesday.  Some of the bochurim are looking for bein hazmanim jobs follow @beinhazmanimjob or email beinhazmanimjobs@gmail.com

TBL- New agreement signed between Lakewood shopping village and PRV

TBL-After the March 5th agreement signed by PRV there was significant disagreement in PRV as many residents and even members of the board had not been consulted nor had they agreed to the arrangements int he agreement. On March 9th, a meeting open to all PRV residents was held and a public vote was held on a new agreement. The residents voted in favor of the new agreement. 

See the new agreement signed on March 10th HERE
The primary changes in the new agreement are:
1) There will be no entrances to the Shopping Center on Pine Street. The only entrance will be on Ave of the States. The proposed entrance from Cedarbridge (if Vine is not able to be opened) was eliminated. 
2) The PRV association will not only not oppose, but they will actively support an approval.