Wednesday, November 22, 2017

No Transportation Tomorrow

-Most schools will NOT have busing tomorrow some will have only one way  check with your kids school.

-No Kollel bus tomorrow or this Friday, either way

-Yarchei Kallah shiur at Khal Zichron Yaakov 9:30- 11:30 am Q&A with Rav Shmuel Felder on Contemporary issues

-Lakewood Township Municipal Offices will be Closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017 and Friday, November 24, 2017 in Observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday

- Shop Rite Howell will be open 6am to 4pm Thanksgiving day

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 22, 2017

- Sanders- Birnhack Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
- Eliyahu - Ovadia at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
- Tesser - Burr at Ateres Reva hall

Lakewood Committeeman To Yated: There is No Way I could've Voted Yes to the Master Plan

A true שליח צבור 
Committeeman Issac Akerman tells the Yated Ne'eman Newspaper last week why he could not vote yes on the Master Plan.
"There was no way I could've voted yes to the plan, People walk up to me all the time and beg me to vote no to higher density. These are the people who voted for me, and it is my duty as their committeeman to do their bidding.
He added that although the master-plan calls for widening Route 9 and other main thoroughfares, the solutions are not yet in place. "I believe that we should first implement the road improvements, and then we will be able to assess accurately how effective they are. Only then should we plan additional density. Its a shame that there was no referendum put on the voting ballot that would have put the power in the hands of the public to decide whether or not to approve higher density.

יש זיקה

Zika Update 11/21/17  from Lakewood pediatricians DR. Shanik & DR. Haimowitz of Pediatric affiliates. A sign in the office reads:

"There have been 2 cases of Zika Virus in Miami-Dade County, Florida. A woman of child bearing age and/or her husband should not travel to that area until at least the end of December. More information will be forthcoming over the next few weeks."

BDE Harav Zev TIkotzky ZTL

Petirah of Harav Zev Tikotzky Z"TL The shver of the Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva Harav Malkiel Kotler shlita. The Levaya will take place today 4:00pm at the BMG Yoshon Bais Medrash. Kevura will be in Eretz Yisrael. He was 88 years old.
From Matzav
Rav Tikotzky, a European survivor who went through Shanghai, came to the U.S. after the war and went to Lakewood, becoming a talmid of Rav Aharon Kotler zt”l at Beth Medrash Govoah. He served for decades as a maggid shiur in New York and later relocated to Lakewood. 
Rav Tikotzky is survived by his devoted wife, Rebbetzin Rivka Tikotzky; their children, Rebbetzin Chana Leah Kotler, wife of Rav Aryeh Malkiel Kotler, rosh yeshiva of Beth Medrash Govoah; Rav Moshe Tikotzky, Rav Eli Tikotzky, Rav Gavriel Tikotzky, Rav Aron Tikotzky, Rav Avrom Tikotzky and Reb Yossi Tikotzky; and many grandchildren.

Tehillim for Rav Shteinman shlita לקיים בנו חכמי ישראל

Update: B"H Slight improvement condition has stabilized he is not in immediate danger.
Gedolim call on Klal Yisrael to daven for  Harav Shteinman shlita whose condition took a turn for the worse at  the ICU of Maynei Hayeshua Hospital in Bnei Brak. This comes in the shadow of the Levaya of his daughter Rebbetzin Rochel Devora Berlin a''h. The Rosh Yeshiva was not notified about his daughters passing. He was transfered into the ICU after his fever went up . Doctors said he is unconscious R"L some reports say he is alert. Name for Tehillim:
 אהרון יהודה לייב בן גיטל פייגא לרפואה שלמה בתוך שאר חולי  ישראל

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Howell PD Release Video in response to Article

A Lakewood couple were on the way to the hospital to have a baby. The wife was in Labor and her husband was speeding to get there. They were stopped and ticketed on Squankum Road by a Howell Police officer.
In response to the story that was posted on the Lakewood Scoop website, Howell PD issued a press release along with a video of the body worn camera from the police officer giving the ticket.

Masterplan Approved with changes

TBL Update:
 Planning Board makes numerous changes to the butchered plan that T&M messed up. Final document (With hand written changes) is now approved.
 Board member made the engineering firm reinsert what was originally in the first motion that was adopted.  Such as a requirement to widen cross street from tge Jackson border to River avenue, Impact fees Ard not only a recommendation.

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 21, 2017

- Vort: Hachosson Shmuel Yaakov Leichter to  Kallah Shavy Serhofer Bas R'     Shmuel Meir at Ateres Yeshaya hall 9:00pm
- Chasuna: Warona- Gersten at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
- Chasuna: Weinberg- Meller at Lake Terrace hall
- Chasuna: Weiner- Beer at Ateres Reva hall
- Chasuna: Lowenthal- Levovitz  at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga

Tonight: Lakewood Planning Board Meeting

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:00 P.M. at the Municipal hall. See Agenda watch live stream HERE

• 2017-51 to Implement the Lakewood Township Master Plan (multiple changes)

• 2017-52 to Implement the Lakewood Township Master Plan (multiple changes)


Letter Urging Lakewood Bnei Torah to attend Rally in Manhattan against Gezeiras Giyus

The letter was written and signed by Harav Yisrael Yitzchok Kalmanovitz shlita asking the Bnei Hachabura of Lakewood Yeshiva to go to the planned rally this Wednesday at the Israeli consulate in Manhattan. Buses will be going from Lakewood tomorrow leaving at 12:35pm from Forest Ave bet 3rd and 4th streets. 

The Trailer Ban

In September 2016, Jackson passed Ordinance 21-16 forbidding the non-residential use of trailers (i.e. “office trailers”) in every area of town except under very limited circumstances. One is still allowed to have trailers on their property for the purpose of living in them though. Was this request in response to a rash of businesses popping up in trailers around Jackson?  In his “travels” through “several different communities”, said the Mayor, he had noticed that trailers were being used by “congregations of different faith based groups” to “accommodate needs”. An ordinance must be passed to prevent the “possibilities of it happening here”. Essentially, not in response to trailer problems in Jackson at all, but as a preventative measure against religious use

ויהי בבוקר והנה היא לאה

OPRA records  reveals how the township committee is duping the Planning Board and perpetrating a huge scam on the Lakewood Community.

From Take Back Lakewood
Tuesday night Nov 21st the Planning Board is slated to vote on the Final Master Plan. On October 25th they voted to 'approve' the Master Plan subject to numerous revisions. T&M then took the liberty to pick and choose what to implement in the final version which has not yet been voted on!! Whether or not the Planning Board agreed with the final document - they had no choice! In the Interim, the Township Committee has already voted on ordinances to implement the bad parts of the Master Plan without the good parts!!Guess what? Although the Planning board voted to only allow zoning changes after the impact fees have been implemented in the entire town, and only after numerous changes were implemented including Route 9, the Township Committee ignored all that! The Board voted that we need Cross Street widened all the way to Route 9 and the Township Committee ignored that change! We'll be stuck with the bad parts of the Master Plan without the good!!! The board voted to improve all of Pine St and James and Prospect etc and the Board chopped those out!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 20, 2017

-Chasuna: Bornstein-Knobel at Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Perman- Schonbrun  at Neemas Hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Baum- Septimus at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

Reporting on a Lakewood Development reports on the Eagle Ridge development, the article stuck to the facts but naturally garnered over 100 comments since its about Lakewood. It should keep the Vaad Media arm busy.

From  GDMS asked for a settlement hearing with the DEP and was given the green light for a scaled down, but still massive, project. That dispute resolution "was held behind closed doors," said Donato, one of the top land-use lawyers in the state. "The public was kept out. It violates every standard of due process I can think of." 
Read more HERE

Lakewood News Links 11/20/17

-Complaint filed against Lakewood Township committeeman for Masterplan Vote see more HERE

- Sterling Forest area on high alert after a masked man walked into  someone's house residents were asked that all outdoor lights be turned on and make sure both front and back doors are locked. The community installed security cameras and asked everyone to be extremely cautious and aware of strangers that are roaming the neighborhood.

Video: LPD officer on the Beat HERE

Lakewood,  workers push for stricter wage theft  

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5778

-Hespedim at BMG  commemorating Yartzheit's tonight 2 Kislev of Harav Aharon Kotler Zatzal and the Mashgiach Harav Nosson Wachtfogel Zatzal at BMG Beren Hall B'hishtatfus Harav Shmuel Kamenetzky shlita 6:00pm

-Vort: Hachosson Shloimy Briller to Kallah Baila Parnes at Ner Dovid Simcha   hall  2:00- 5:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yosef Oelbaum to Kallah Shevy Travitzky Bas Reb Moshe at   Stolin Simcha hall 153 E. 7th street Lakewood, NJ 8:00 pm
-Lchaim Hachosson Amrum Wieder to Kallah Bodek at 596 East 7th street 8:30 
-Chasuna: Rosenberg- Moseson at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood cheder
-Chasuna: Kirwan- Youlous Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Bak- Hirsch Lake Terrace hall

Open House Oak and Vine

בא אחיך במרמה

 Over the last few years Lakewood has experienced many challenges b"h mainly due to its explosive growth.  Quality of life has changed from a quiet suburbia to a busy city with traffic congestion and sky rocketing property taxes. Speak to anyone you meet ask them how long it takes them to get from point A to point B compared to just a few years ago. 
How many hours a day are they wasting sitting stuck on the roads. How many daily car accidents. Speak to young couples who cant afford to buy a home  anymore in Lakewood. 

You would think there would be a listening ear or at least an attempt to fix the problems and take on the issues. Instead, they cleverly embarked on a campaign of deceit deflection and diversion. How can we continue to fool the tzibbur with slogans catch phrases and articles that we care about them but at the same time ignore their plight and continue lining our pockets. Instead of tackling and trying to fix, they put time and effort and money to keep themselves relevant and stay in power.
They cleverly created a narrative of playing up the anti semitism card, something that was ignored and not taken on for 15 years. Thousands of residents came and spoke up at the masterplan meetings and the majority who had no financial gain all said a resounding NO to the proposed density. The committee members promised No Density, yet they went ahead and approved it. Not only did 4 out of 5 committeemen approve but they left out important clauses that the Planning board put in. There was no mention of widening Cross street from Massachusetts to route 9. There was no mentioning of fixing rt 9 or charging impact fees to developers.

The governing body  who are elected and representative of the people have all but ignored the general needs of the public, the will of the community only to favor special interests and those who control them.They promise one thing in front of you and than behind closed doors do something else. Yet, they continue to put out fake news articles about how great they are highlighting stories of kindness that they did. The parshiyos we read now talk about the trickery of  Esav and of Lavan, lets hope that we continue in the ways of our forefather yaakov תתן אמת ליעקב

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Motzei Shabbos Parshas Toldos Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5778 Lakewood

-Rosh Chodedh Kumzitz melava Malka in honor of yartzeit for Reb Shlomo Carlebach 9:00 pm at Chalonei Rokea
34 Caranetta Drive Lakewood.
-Seuda parlor meeting with the Stanislav Rebbe shlita at 441 Squankum Road 9:00pm
-Urgent Tehillim for Viznitz Rebbe from Monsey put on a respirator name is Mordechai Ben Margalia

Friday, November 17, 2017

ויעקב איש תם יושב אהלים

BMG B"M this week- Credit: Todd Cohn

The Rebbes are coming to Town

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת תולדות שבת מברכים חודש כסלו

Erev Shabbos Kodesh/Shabbos Mevorchim Parshas Toldos Friday 28 Cheshvan 5778/Novembe 17, 2017 

-Candle lighting: 4:20 PM 
-Shkia: 4:38 pm
-Molad is Sunday morning, 57 minutes and 0 chalakim after 12:00 am.
-Rosh Chodesh Kislev in Sunday
-Shabbos Weather: Cloudy with occasional showers for the afternoon. High around 55F Chance of rain 50%.

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 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Seasons Kosher Bring the Parsha Alive - Toldos Yaakov & Esav Cookies

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 16, 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Ezra Silver to Kallah Gold at  Ateres Yeshaya.hall 908 E County Line Rd 7:30pm
-Chasuna: Krupenia- Hirth Neemas Hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Brody- Kravetz Ateres Chana hall
-Off Shabbos welcome home bochurim

Power Grab

The Lakewood Vaad has extended its reach beyond the borders of Lakewood. Recently it unilaterally declared itself the vaad of Central Jersey. As people  are moving into neighboring towns, the Vaad appears to follow suit. What some have coined the new "five towns" of Lakewood, Jackson, Brick, Toms River and Howell will now be under the vaads control. Time will tell if and how involved the vaad will be while locals form their own alliances and councils in these new communities. Non of the vaad members live outside Lakewood nor were they appointed by anyone of these communities. On the contrary,  people moved to get away from it, not to be told by a 13 member vaad from Lakewood how to run their town.

In last weeks elections the Jewish Community Council of Toms River issued its own endorsements not the Lakewood Vaad. In Jackson a candidate blamed the vaad for their election loss but the vaad denied any involvement and it made no endorsements.
The Jackson community has its own  askanim taking charge and some  resent the vaads overreaching.  
In one instance askanim forged relationships with local politicians and than the vaad election propaganda attacked them which could have set back  months of hard shtadlanus.

Yom Kippur Koton Minyanim in Lakewood

List of Mincha with Yom Kippur Katan erev Rosh chdesh Kislev (Nidcha). Rosh Chodesh is on Sunday.

-kol Shimshon 
- Chateau Park 1:10
-Tiferes Shmuel 1:15pm 941 Princewood Ave, (Hearthstone area)
-Lev Avos 14th street  1:20 pm
-B"M Westgate 1:15 pm
-Somerset Walk 1:20pm
-Alumni 1:45pm
-B"M Kelmwoods Westgate 2:45pm
-Satmar BM every bottom of the hour

Photo: Viznitz Sheva Brachos in Lakewood

Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva attends the Sheva Brachos for the Grandson of the Viznitz Rebbe Reb Yisrael Hager shlita. It took place last night at the home of R' Yossi Atlas.
Photo credit: SL

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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Oif Simchas Lakewood November 15, 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Yehuda Schloss to Kallah Bas R' Akiva Hersh  @ Zichron Shneur 7:30-10:30pm
-Vort: HaChosson Yechezkel Shraga Willner to Kallah Bas R' Menachem Frank @ 132 St. Nicholas Ave Lakewood, NJ 8:00pm
-Chasuna: Gerber- Blumenthal at Ne'emas hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Adler at Ateres Chana hall Bais faiga