Thursday, July 20, 2017

Simchas/Events Lakewood July 20, 2017

Vort: Hachosson Shmuel Alpert to  Kallah Temi Berman bas R Yechiel at Ohr Tuvia 969 east end at 7:15.

Vort: Hachoson Shloima Steger to Kallah Nechi Gutterman at Toras Aharon (500 Summer Av.) From 7-10 PM

 Vort: Hachoson Stern from Toronto to Kallah Bas R' Chaim Meir Roth at 1 White Dove Ct 8pm

Kollel Bais Halevi Parlor meeting Madison manor 4th and Madison 9:30-11pm

Mosdos Heichal Habesht Yerushalayim Leil Shishi get together at Stamford meadows shul, off Chestnut street, Lakewood NJ  the Rosh Yeshiva Rav Moshe Perlstein will speak at 10:00pm

Heading to the Catskills? Traveling? Lakewood Chaveirim Annual Auto Safety Inspection Today Thursday

Lakewood Chaveirim annual Auto Safety Inspection: Today Thursday 07.20.17 at Pine Park 4:00-6:00 PM. This service is provided to the community at no charge.

Reminder: Nine days begin this Sunday night

Rosh Chodesh AV is this coming Monday. The 9 days begins Sunday evening for all those going away for the weekend keep it in mind.

Last day of boy schools Camp begins on Monday Rosh Chodesh Menachem AV

Today is the last day of The Lakewood boys elementary schools. Some schools already finished the school year  most will have a half day today. Boys were dressed in white shirts eagerly awaiting the last day siyum and other fun achievement awards after a long school year. Thanks to all the Rebbeim, Moros, menahlim, Principals, English teachers, Bus drivers and all those who take care of the children guiding them and instilling in them Torah and Ahavas Hashem. Day camps will begin on Monday Rosh Chodesh Menachem AV

"Those who allegedly cheated the system are extreme outliers"

Photo Credit: @avischnal
The Agudah, Lakewood Vaad and other local organizations held a community symposium to "clarify" and offer guidance with govt benefit programs in response to recent arrests that targeted the Lakewood community. According to the APP  More than 1,000 people showed up at The Cheder ballroom. The report quotes: 
"This is not the time for fright," a member of Lakewood's Vaad, or Jewish council, said during the seminar. "This is the time to look at yourself and say 'am I eligible.'"
Weisberg said the vast majority of people on welfare in town need it. Those who allegedly cheated the system are extreme outliers, he said.

"There are bad actors and bad apples," he said shortly after the arrests. "A lot of this is not, most of this is not."
APP reports Mark Harris, the former U.S. attorney, offered guidance to anyone cowed by the recent arrests. People make mistakes about taxes and benefits all the time," he said. "Making a mistake is not a crime. Being negligent is not a crime. "The crime is to intentionally do something wrong." 
The Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva Rav Dovid Schustal graced the dais.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Fundraising Events Lakewood July 19, 2017

-Yeshiva Heichal Hatalmud Parlor Meeting, Roshei Yeshiva Rav Yechezkel Greenberger, Rav Moshe Weiss, at 49 Sherie Court, Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm Guest speaker: Harav Lipa Geldwirth Shlita

-Yeshiva and Mesivta Keren HaTorah 20th Annual Dinner at Ne'emas Hachaim hall, Lakewood, 7:30 pm, Meshorerim Choir will be on hand

-Mesivta Ne'imus HaTorah of Baltimore, Lakewood Parlor meeting at 104 Reagan Court BBQ and Sushi bar 7:30 pm  GUest speaker: Rav Chaim Meir Roth Shlita

-Yeshiva Gedola and Mesivta of Woodlake  annual Dinner at Ateres Reva hall reception 7:15 Dinner 8:00 pm Rosh Yeshiva Harav Uren Reich shlita

-Yeshiva Zichron Meir of Mountaindale, Ny, lakewood Parlor meeting at  23 Olive Court 7:30 pm BBQ & Wine tasting fundraiser event

-Yeshiva Gedolah Knesses Bais Yisroel Parlor meeting Rosh Yeshiva Rav Yaakov Kokis shlita, at 619  6th street Lakewood, NJ 8:30 pm  Guest Speaker Rav Yehoshua Abba Busel Shlita Rav of High street Shul

-Mesivta Eitz Chaim of South Fallsburg Annual Lakewood Parlor meeting, Rosh Yeshiva Harav Avrohom Moshe Leib Gorelick Shlita, at 5 Ilan court, Lakewood 9:30 pm Divrei Bracha By the Rosh Yeshiva Harav Yeruchom Olshin Shlita

-BINA Stroke and Brain Injury assistance  Lakewood Parlor Meeting at 7 olive Court  Divrei Bracha from The Rosh Hayeshiva Harav Malkiel Kotler Shlita 7:30 pm

Lakewoood BOE Meeting Tonight: Proclamation Thanks Township Committee For Million Dollar Grant but not The Taxpayers

Lakewood BOE will have a public meeting tonight 6:30 pm 855 Somerset Avenue.
See Agenda HERE
Board waiting to hear decision from attorney Inzelbuch.
Proclamation thanking Lakewood township committee for grant.

Whereas, at its June 22, 2017 meeting, the Lakewood Township Committee agreed to contribute $84,000.00 to the Lakewood School District to restore the Lakewood High School Football program which was going to be cut to due to budgetary constraints; and Whereas, the Lakewood Township Committee also approved a $1,157,222.00 Grant

Lakewood School District Budget for 2017-18 School Year $98 Million from Local Taxes

School budget for Lakewood Township, NJ for 2017-18 see HERE or below.
General Fund operating budget is $143 Million  98.5 Million comes from Lakewood Township Taxes additional 42 Million comes from State (including 8.5 million loan, security grants)
22 million from  Federal sources
Total Revenues/Sources Net of Transfers $193,540,464

-Enrollment expected to go up from 4,860 to 5126 students
-$1,942,251 transfer funds to charter schools
-Tax rate estimated to go up from 1.4812 to 1.5053
 Salaries: Not including health and other benefits from state Federal
-State Monitor $115K
-Fiscal State Monitor $85K
-Superintendent $167.5K
-Business administrator $150k
-assistant business administrator $116K
-purchasing agent 111K
-IT director 122K

Route 88 Road Closure Leaves Some Residents Blocked out of their Development

Rt. 88 in Lakewood will be closed nightly  between Clifton Ave & New Hampshire Ave for the next 2 weeks between 9pm-6am for paving. Last night residents from Ocean point could not get in as both entrances were blocked by crews laying down blacktop.

Panel Discussion

The laws are complex and vague there are many grey areas. The lawmakers and experts themselves dont have the answers to many questions and facts. a similar symposium took place in 2015.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


 Please be mispallel for Golda bas Esther a three month old Lakewood child who was airlifted from the Catskills  to Westchester Medical center after she stopped breathing earlier this evening.

Lakewood Resident Discusses Masterplan in a Nutshell

Video Courtesy of First amendment Activist Blog

Events: Lakewood July 18, 2017

-Ahavas Tzedaka of Lakewood annual Dinner Hosted by Dr. Shanik at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga Reception 7:15 pm Dinner 8:00 pm Guest Speaker Harav Yisroel Brog Shlita
9:45- 11Pm Buffet and Zemiros

-Mesivta Torah Tenmima of Lakewood 4th Annual Dinner  Tiferes Simcha hall at Tiferes Bais Yaakov 613 Oak street Lakewood, NJ 8:00 pm Guest Speaker HaRav Noach Issac Oelbaum Shlita

-Yeshiva Shaarei Orah Parlor Meeting R"Y Rav Doniel Cohn, Rav Yoel Dessler, Rav Yosef Rothschild at 11 Glen Avenue North  7:15 pm Guest Speaker Harav Shlomo Feivel Schustal Shlita

-The Center Junior Jog run 7:00 pm on Prospect street. Each runner will receive a Drone followed by a Fireworks show

-Parlor Meeting on behalf of R' Yitzchok Meir Hager Shlita Rav of Chanichei Hayeshivos in Beit Shemesh at 614 6th street Lakewood 10:00PM

115th Yartzheit of Rabbi Yaakov Joseph ZT"L

Thousands are expected to attend the Kever of the Rav Hakolel and chief rabbi of New York city, Rabbi Yaakov Joseph Zt'l on his 115th Yartzheit - 24 Tamuz 5774 -July 19, 2017
He is buried in the Union Field cemetery in Ridgewood, NY at the Brooklyn/Queens Border close to crown heights and Williamsburg. He was niftar in 1902 (5662).
Rav Yoel Teitelbaum, the pervious Satmar Rebbe, would encourage his chassidim to pray at the tzion of the Rav Yaakov Yosef. It is reported that many people have found a yeshuah after visiting the tzion.
 Driving Directions to the kever:

Lakewood Taxes Hurt The Most In All of Ocean County

In a List of of Towns where property taxes hurt the most in each of N.J.'s 21 counties, Lakewood is number 1 in Ocean County according to NJ Media The Average  property tax bills of $6,587. That eats up nearly 16.1 percent of the $40,983 annual median income in this Ocean County township. The township boasts of a surplus of money and keeps giving away tax dollars to the School district when the State should shoulder the burden instead.
Runners up:
In Long Beach Township, the $9,168 average property tax bill is 11.5 percent of the $80,096 median income.

Video: Meeting Was Not Advertised

First Amendment Activist.

Cops Seek Man who Chased a Lakewood Girl Down the Street

NJ Advance  Media reports: LAKEWOOD -- Police are investigating a report that a man pulled up to a Lakewood house and chased a 10-year-old girl down the street and into a neighbor's yard, authorities said. The girl was not harmed and the stranger fled, Lakewood police said in a statement. The girl was in the driveway unloading items from her mother's car in the area of East 8th Street and Park Avenue on Sunday evening when the man arrived in a black car, according to police.

Hundreds Come Out To Protest increased Density and Zoning Changes at Lakewood Masterplan Committee

Read Latest post from Take Back Lakewood HERE
Last night at the meeting residents came out in force to oppose the masterplan committee recommendations that called for more Density and other zoning changes. Police were on hand throughout the duration of the meeting to keep the peace. Residents from the senior communities reacted to the reports that the township released only hours before the meeting. They were upset over the recommendation to permit schools anywhere on Lakewood and the change to zoning near their communities. They lectured the board that there is a higher authority than the almighty dollar and this is not what Hashem wants. One resident questioned if Lakewood is a growing city why are there ads in the weekly papers begging and luring Residents from other  towns to move to Lakewood. Another asked the committee if they will take responsibility when family members will get hurt in accidents caused by the density traffic. A friend of the developers got up and defended the actions of the board and called out all those in attendance for showing disrespect to the planning boards there are bad developers just as there are bad seniors, there is bad in every group. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Live Stream Agudas Yisrael Siyum on Maseches Bava Basra of the Daf Yomi

Simchas/Events Lakewood July 17.2017

-Vort: Hachosson Efraim Fishel Ashkenazi to Kallah Shana Greenwald bas R'  Avromy tonight @ 157 Flintlock drive  Lakewood, NJ 7:30pm

-Vort: Hachosson Ezzy Krieswirth ben R' Aron to Hakallah Malky Green in Estreia -River 978
 Shlomo Akiva Steger (Lakewood)  To Nechie Gutterman (Lakewood)
 Moishe Berger(Lakewood) to Chanshi Braunfeld (Monsey)
 Avi Mehl to Devorah Friedman (Lakewood)
 Shmueli Ganz (Lakewood) To Shevy Rand  (Montreal)

-Graduation Yeshiva Tioras aaron 8th Grade

-Yeshiva Emek HaTorah  R''Y Rav Yaakov Weinberger, annual Dinner at Lake  Terrace hall Lakewood, New Jersey Reception 7:15 Dinner 8:00 pm

-Yeshiva Noam HaTalmud R"Y Rav Uri Meir Kanarek, Parlor meeting 1508  Parkside Drive. Lakewood, NJ Divrei Bracha Harav Menachem Mintz

-Chai Lifeline Lakewood  Coventry Parlor Meeting at the Garden

Watch Live: Video of Lakewood Master Plan Commitee Meeting

Courtesy of First Amendment Activist

Final Lakewood Subcommittee Reports Density, Downtown , Senior community

Recommendation by Downtown committee :
 To relocate the Lakewood Municipal building to Cedarbridge Avenue

 Lakewoood Township published the masterplan committee reports and recommendations of the Housing Dennsity Subcommittee, Senior Community needs sub committee, Downtown Subcommittee.
Meeting tonight at 6 pm.

Lakewood Poskim issue Letter about Take Out Foods on Shabbos

According to the letter  below, some establishments add spices to dishes after they are cooked, to enhance seasoning or presentation such as sesame seeds, Parsley flakes.  The dish now has raw ingredients and if the dish is placed in a situation of yad soledes it can be cooked and one would transgress the issur of bishul.

Tonight: Lakewood Master Plan Commitee Meeting 7/17/17

Please be advised that the Lakewood Township Master Plan Committee will be
conducting a meeting on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium of the Lakewood Township Municipal Building. The Public is welcome to attend this meeting.