Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Lakewood publications will Not Accept Ads that Contain Photos of Shaitels

New Sheitel guidelines for the Lakewood media and publications. At the request of Poskim the Voice of Lakewood, BP weekly and Lakewood shopper have agreed not to print ads that contain pictures of wigs including just locks of hair.
 An email sent from TVOL to its advertisers:
In compliance with the request of many leading Lakewood poskim; The Voice, BP Weekly and Lakewood Shopper have agreed not to accept for publication any advertisements which contain photos of wigs (including just locks of hair). This agreement goes into effect starting August 23. We hope this does not cause to much hardship for you. 

Video: Levin at 11 Rosh Chodesh Elul

Video: Lakewood's Importance

Monday, August 13, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood August 13, 2018

-Chasuna: Frank - Ney At Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: Kops - Feldman Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Tabak - Kain at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Vort Hachosson Tuvia Greenspan to Hakallah Malki Spinrad (Toronto) at 43 Sherie Court Lakewood (Off Pine Park) 3:00-7:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Hillel Waldman to Hakallah Chaya Leba Roth Bas R' Chaim at Stolin B"M 153 E. 7th street Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm

Selichos Minyanim in Lakewood for Sefardim Elul 5778

Shiva Info

- Shiva for Rebbetzin Miriam Jurkanski, A”h at 601 5th street Lakewood, NJ getting up tomorrow, Tuesday morning

- Shiva for Rebbetzin Sheila Feinstein a'h:  at 1870 Drumgoole Road  East, at Staten Island yeshiva  Shachris: 7:30.  Mincha 1:30.  Maariv: 8:50, no  visitors from 12 - 1:30 PM please.  Phone 718-317-0810.  Getting up Wednesday morning

- Shiva Mishpachas Gellis at 1450 Walden ave Lakewood  shachris 7:30 mincha 7:00 pm , maariv 9:00 pm. (No visitors between 2-3 or after 10) Getting up Thursday Morning

Flooded Basements? Lkwd Chaveirim to The Rescue

Lakewood Chaveirim has responded to over 100 calls already this morning assisting the dozens of flooded homes, basements and rescuing stranded drivers & people from homes.
See Video below of flooded basement windows

TIP: If your window well looks like this grab a bucket and try and empty whatever you can before it leaks into your basement.

see Video below courtesy of  LNN

Flash Flood warning Road Closures in Lakewood

Traffic nightmare Route 88 backed up from, Madison avenue to New Hampshire!

Numerous accidents and road closures due to flooding.The NWS has issues a Flash Flood warning for the Lakewood area until 12:30 pm.
- A state of emergency has been declared in Brick Township, NJ to deal with severe flooding caused by the morning's storms. -LPD: Police Chief Greg Meyer: “Stay home if possible - roads are flooded. Don’t drive into deep standing water
Photos and videos see Lakewood News network

-Route 9 is flooded between James and Prospect  streets.
-South Clifton shut between Rt 88 and Hurley (sinkhole)
-James closed after Sunset and Hearth ct
-Route 88 backed up from Madison to Ocean point 
-Princeton and 4th flooded and closed
-Melville shut 
-MLK closed between Pine and Lincoln street

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Pole fire Causes Power Outage in Jackson and Lakewood

 A utility pole fire on East Veterans Highway was the cause of a  power outage to hundreds of customers in Jackson and Lakewood on Sunday night at 9:30 pm. Power has been restored to some areas those still affected can expect a restoration by 12:30 am according to JCP&L. Current outages are in the James street and Cross street Farady area of Lakewood and Brewers Bridge rd in Jackson.

Oif Simchas Lakewood Rosh Chodesh Elul 5778

-Chasuna: Paperman - Altstader at Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Ashuel - David at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
-Vort: Hachosson Moshe Fenster to Hakallah Leah Bursztyn Bas R' Aron Tzvi at khal Bnei Torag 304 Monmouth Ave Lakewood 7:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yingi Rubin to Hakallah Nechama Sandler Vort Sunday at 111 Reagan Court (Off Adams) 7:00 pm.

-Vort: Hachosson Matis Glatzer to Hakallah Bas R' Chaim Wolf at Madison manor 401 Madison Avenue Lakewood 6:00 pm

What Keeps Lakewood's Downtown and town from Thriving and Increased Traffic

Submitted by HH
We had the opportunity to bring in many stores that would have been able to revitalize our downtown and keep it from becoming a location of storefronts for drug dealers that need to launder their cash and other illegal activities. Unfortunately our own committeemen were too invested in building "convenient" strip malls and attracting some stores away from the area that quite frankly would have benefited from a more visible downtown setting. Small changes and a continuation of parking lots on the east side of Clifton, similar to what we have on the west side, could have made the downtown driver friendly and a walkable shopping experience. Perhaps not for daily needs such as groceries ,but for dining and specialty shopping. Small eateries open until late would have helped the area as well. Of course we would not promote bars and outdoor cafes to fill Clifton ave.
The downtown is the face of Lakewood. We are judged by how it looks. When we see million dollar homes and billboards for all types of fancy lifestyle stores , and our downtown remains a crime ridden slum, it does not reflect nicely on our community.

Pre Elul Shmooze from R' Mota Frank on the Atlantic

Mashpia Reb Mota Frank delivers a prep shmuz for Elul to members of the Barditchev Kloiz in Lakewood on  a boat ride off the Jersey Shore.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Elul Zman 5778 Begins Motzei Shabbos in Lakewood

The Boys are back from Camp, the shofar will sound Sunday morning  and so will the kol Torah. Elul Zman 5778  officially begins this Motzei shabbos Parshas Re'eh in Bais Medrash Govoha with a short Chavrusah tumul on Sunday. The yeshiva will be learning Maseches Gittin. The other yeshivos and Mesivtos in Lakewood are starting Sunday night or Monday. The hustle and bustle is back as the quiet days of summer vacation are coming to an end.
Boys elementary schools will be starting the following week on different days. Girls are in camp for another  2 weeks and many families are planing last minute vacations to Lancaster and elsewhere.
 Hatzlocha and a gut chodesh to all.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת ראה שבת ראש חודש אלול לייקווד

Lakewood, New Jersey Erev Shabbos Kodesh/Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Parshas Re"eh Friday 29 Av 5778/August 10, 2018  Rosh Chodesh Elul is on Shabbos and Sunday

-Candle lighting: 7:42 pm
-Shkiah: 8:00 pm
-Weather: Shabbos day Thunderstorms likely. High 83F. Chance of rain 90%.

                                כִּי עַם קָדוֹשׁ אַתָּה, לַה' אֱלֹהֶיךָ וּבְךָ בָּחַר ה' לִהְיוֹת לוֹ לְעַם סְגֻלָּה, מִכֹּל הָעַמִּים, אֲשֶׁר עַל-פְּנֵי הָאֲדָמָה

Hamodia: Tribute To Rebbetzin Sheila Feinstein, A”h

NEW YORK - Hundreds gathered Thursday morning to mourn the petirah of Rebbetzin Sheila (Chava Sarah) Feinstein, a”h, the wife of, ybl”c, Harav Reuven Feinstein, shlita, who was niftar on Wednesday night, 28 Menachem Av. She had been hospitalized for the past two weeks following serious injuries suffered in an automobile accident. The Rebbetzin was in her late 70s.

Photo: Chaskel Bennett
At the levayah, held at the Yeshivah of Staten Island, Rav Reuven spoke of his late Rebbetzin’s great dedication in her essential role in enabling his own growth and decades of harbotzas haTorah.
“She supported me … she was mechazek me and took care of the whole olam hazeh part of my life,” he said.

With a commanding and regal presence, joined with exceptional intelligence and wit, Rebbetzin Feinstein’s dynamic personality propelled her to be one of the pillars upon which her husband’s yeshivah stood, and to be among the most trusted and loyal assistants to her revered father-in-law, Harav Moshe Feinstein, zt”l. At the same, she was a highly respected educator for many years in New York City’s Public School system and later in several mosdos haTorah.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

BD"E Tragedy In the Catskills

The Levaya and Kvurah will  take place 10:30 AM Friday at the Lakewood Bais Hachaim corner 7th and Ramsey.  Shiva at the in laws (Gottlieb)1450 Walden Avenue, Lakewood, NJ.

A  3 year old child was struck and killed R"L this evening in the Catskills.  Shmuel Gelis Z”L, son of R' Moshe and Batsheva  from Toms River, NJ, was struck by an ice cream truck and went into cardiac arrest. The accident took place at Birchwood Estates,  in Monticello, NY.

Matzav.com reports Catskills Hatzolah were quickly called to the scene and made attempts at resuscitation. The victim was later transferred to Catskill Regional Medical Center where he was nifter r”l a short while later. According to initial reports the ice cream truck driver was not negligent  in the collision.   Boruch Dayan Emmes

Oif Simchas Lakewood August 9, 2018

-Chasuna: Sauer - Farkas Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Pines - Katz Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chasuna: Teichman - Darabaner Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
- Chasuna: Beer - Gelb Ateres Reva hall

-Vort: Hachosson Shlomo Zalman Brog to Bas R' Moshe Garfinkel at Westgate Simcha hall 3- 6 pm
-Vort: Hachoson Hillel  Apfel To Hakallah Bas R' Nosson Hirschberg  at Rabbi Forchheimer's Shul   418 5th Street 8:00 pm -10:00 pm

Video: At The Levaya Of Rebbetzin Sheila Feinstein A'H in Staten Island Yeshiva

 Video of Procession

Getting Ready for the New School year

All stocked for new Zman  at Judaica Plaza Lakewood
Photo Courtesy of Photographer

Video: Driver Attacked

Courtesy of Kol Haolam : Woman attacks local Jewish business owner in Lakewood after she repeatedly blocked his car from passing her on a roadway. Police eventually found and arrested her.

Erev Rosh Chodesh Elul 5778 Yom Kippur Koton Minyanim in Lakewood

Minyanim for Mincha and Yom Kippur Koton in Lakewood

-BMG- 1:45 pm at Bais Shalom, Maariv B"M, Princeton upstairs, Forest B'M 
7:00pm at Yoshon B"M, Bais Shalom. 
Shmuz from the Mashgiach Rav Mattisyahu Solomon shlita 6:25 pm in Maariv B"M.
-Lev Avos 1:20 pm
-Somerset Walk 1:35 pm and 7:00 pm
-Alumni B'M  1:45 pm
-Hearthstone Shul  1:40 & 7:15
-Prospect Vines at 1:40 and 7:00
-B"M Kelmwoods westgate 2:45 pm & 7:15 (Ezras Nashim open)
-Regency shul 6:00 pm followed by a -Hachnosas Sefer Torah
-Coventry Square 7:15 pm
-Sterling Place Ashkenaz  7:00 pm
-ohr Yechezkel 7:00 pm
-Breslov 7:00pm
-Satmar every hour till shkiah on the half
-Stamford Meadows 8:30 pm

Woodbourne Shul Thursday Yom Kippur Katan at: 1:45, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, and 8:00.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

BD'E Rebbetzin Sheila Feinstein A"H

Live stream Video Hook up HERE of Levaya or HERE
Call in Number 641-552-5300 press Live shiurim
other call in number 410- 709- 2051 live hookup

Rebbetzin Sheila Feinstein ,the wife of Harav Reuvain Feinstein shlita, Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshiva of Staten Island, was niftar Wednesday evening, following complications from an auto accident she was involved in two weeks ago. The Levayah will be tomorrow ,Thursday morning at 11:30 am at Yeshivah of Staten Island,  1870 Drumgoole Rd E. Staten Island, NY

Kevuruh will be in Eretz Yisroel  
Source- Hamodia Rebbetzin Feinstein was very respected for her wisdom and

Oif Simchas Lakewood August 8, 2018

Chasuna: Klein - Wagner at Lake terrace hall
Chasuna: Avrumi Caller Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

-Vort: Hachosson Naftali Freund to Hakallah Pessy Tessler Bas R' Shimmy  at 60 Arosa Hill   Lakewood
-Vort: Hachosson ben R' Shaul Halpern to Hakallah Bas  R' Dovid Glick at  Ateres Yeshaya  8:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson r Eli Meir Berzansky to Hakallah Nechama Shatzkes @ BM   Torah V'Chaim, 703 Park Ave Lakewood, 7:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yitzchok Cukier to Hakallah Feigy Lichtenstein (Toronto) 1101 14th street   Lakewood 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Ahron to Hakallah Neuman at  Madison Manor 401 Madison ave Lakewood 7:30 pm

Lkwd Road Closures

-Airport Rd closed between Parkway Entrance and Oak St due to an oil spill clean up. All businesses are still accessible.
- Williams Street between James Street and Buttell Avenue will be closed for road work, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM from through Friday of this week.
- 8th Street between Forest & Madison

Committeeman Mocks Resident "I Don't Wear a Sign on my back that says Kick Me"

An email message to a township committeeman circulating on social media(probably through OPRA request) from a Lakewood resident upset about Traffic. In the email the resident called a few times and was ignored. He was upset about the daily traffic, what should be a 6-7 minute commute now takes over 20 minutes. The assistant tells the committeeman that a very upset resident would like to talk to him.  A follow up email says that the resident called again and is still very upset he never called him. The response from the committeeman  "I'm not returning his call,I don't wear a sign on my back that says kick me".

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood Auguust 7, 2018

-Chasuna: Strom -  Schneidman Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Hymes - Charish  at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Fiddle - At Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Finkel - Yurowitz  at Ateres Reva hall

-Chasuna: Stimler - Neuman at  Brightstone hall (Passaic)
-Chasuna: Salem  - Scher Atrium Plaza (Monsey) 

-Tehilim Refoel Yehuda ben Aidel at Beren Chabura Rooms

-Parlor Meeting Minyashelanu/ Xtremerunners 1382 Lanes Mill 7:45 pm

Audio: Hespedim on Satmar Rebbe ztl By Rav Yaakov Kamenetzky and Rav Shneur Kotler ZTL

The Hespedim were delivered 39 years ago following the Petirah of the Satmar Rebbe Rav Yoel Teitelbaum ZTL whose Yartzheit is today 26 Av. The Rebbe was Niftar in August 1979 Rav Shneur Kotler was niftar in June of 1982. First Hesped is by Rav Yakov Kamenetzky followed by Rav Shneur Kotler it starts at minute mark 27:30.  Audio courtesy of  Torah Downloads

Tefillos for Rebbetzin Feinstein

A Messsage from Agudath Israel of America:
Rebbetzin Sheila Feinstein tichyeh has suffered a setback and is in need of refu'os v'yishuos.  Please daven for Chavah Sarah bas Ita Devorah. The Rosh Hayeshiva Harav Reuven Feinstein shlita is at home and recovering from the car accident.  His name for tefillos is Sholom Reuven ben Shima.

May we share besoros tovos.

Chaim Dovid Zwiebel

Today - Lakewood Planning Board Meeting

Lakewood, NJ Planning Board Meeting will takep lace today August 7, 2018 at the municipal hall 6:00 pm
Watch Live Stream HERE
full Agenda HERE

Residents Upset about NJ state Busing Law?

Last year  Jackson school district provided busing for  62 private school students, consisting largely of Donovan Catholic students  and other private school students as mandated by law, there was no outrage or nasty Facebook posts.
 APP reports about Jackson residents "upset they had to pay for students attending private school out of town." In reference to the BOE  plan to bus students to Lakewood private schools.
No mention at all that this is mandated by NJ state law to provide transportation to all students who live 2 miles from their school. This is not courtesy busing at all, the parents of these kids are paying property taxes yet not even using the public school system. 
More ignorance without checking the facts.

Lakewood BOE Rehires Attorney for 600K , Teachers get 1.5 million Pay Raise in Salaries for next 3 years

The Lakewood Board of Education voted on a resolution to rehire Board attorney Michael Inzelbuch at the same rate of 50k per month for the upcoming school year. In addition to the base salary the board will pay $475 per hour for attorney fees and costs and $75 an hour for para legal services for certain cases, an increase from $350 last year. The Health insurance reimbursement was taken out of the contract State Monitor David Shafter approved the new contract.

The Board voted to increase teachers salaries by 3.2% a year for the next 3 years! This came after negotiations with the teachers union the LEA and LAA. For this year 2018-19 it will be an increase of $1,525,675 in salary payments.

The board approved a $15,000 salary increase for the assistant business administrator.

Video of BOE Meeting- Below