Monday, February 20, 2017

Tax assesment mailed out to Lakewood residents

Forget Traffic for a minute Taxes are also a big problem. The Lakewood Tax assessors office mailed out the property tax assessments for 2017. The assessment some how was sent out later than usual it used to come out in January when people file their taxes. while many assessments went up it wont necessarily mean a raise in taxes. The tax rate will be lowered at 1.95 which means that if your new assessment is less than 50% it will remain the same.

LPD: Controlled burn

There is a controlled burn today at Lake Shenandoah Park. Expect heavy smoke conditions around Lakewood

Yoshon information for Lakewood establishments from the Guide to Chodosh

From the Guide to Chodosh download HERE free of charge donations accepted and are tax deductible. Please make out your checks to Project Chodosh and mail to Mrs. C. Rosskamm, 963 Armstrong Ave, Staten Island, NY 10308. 

to Order the guide In Lakewood: Rabbi Shimon Greenfeld, 1 Kew Gardens Drive, (732) 364-7576. Also Rabbi Aaron Quinn 606 6th St, (732-901-7949)
Lakewood Local Contact: Rabbi Yoseph Greenfeld, 1172 Tiffany St, Lakewood, (732) 364-1979 Rabbi Shimon Greenfeld, 1 Kew Gardens Rd, (732) 364-7576.

Note: The hashgochos of Yoshon listed in these sections only refer to food produced within the facility. Many bakeries and other establishments may sell packaged goods produced elsewhere that may be Chodosh. Caution is urged when buying items brought in from elsewhere. 

א=Yoshon with hashgocho, no checking of codes; ב=Yoshon with hashgocho must check codes ד=No hashgocho, check codes; ח=Chodosh; ס=sofek, uncertain 

א Gelbstein Bakery Yoshon under the  hashgocho of Rabbi S. Gissinger. Chalahs,  breads, cakes, pastries and all whole wheat product are Yoshon also under the hashgocho of the KCL. 

Presidents day Feb,20, 2017

-It is a federal holiday, all federal offices, including the Post Office,  are closed
-Lakewood Township Municipal Offices are closed on Monday, February 20, 
-Kolell bus to Manhattan on regular schedule
-No Busing if you have BOE bus routes through LSTA
-No trash pick up
-Ocean County Library all branches closed

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Oif Simchas/ events Lakewood, NJ Feb, 19, 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Shmuel Sorotzkin Ben Rav Yitzchock Shlita to Kallah Faiga Chaya Zaks Bas R' Hillel at Rav Forcheimers shul simcha hall 418 5th St Bet Forest & Madison, Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm

-Vort: Hachosson Yechezkel Chaim Kornblu to Kallah Bas R' Shulem kohn at Shemen Lemincha hall 2 Milano Drive, Lakewood 7:00 pm

-Engaged Mordechai Grubin (Lkwd) to Bas R'  Shimi Krasner Lakwood

-Divrei Hisoirerus commemrating Yartzheit of Manchester Rosh Yeshiva Rav Yehuda Zev Segal Zatzal tonight  10:15 Zichron shneur Ezras Nashim, Speaking- Rav Avrohom Bromberg

-Yeshiva Ohr Yehuda (Bender) annual Dinner N'eemas Hachaim hall 7:00 pm

Lakewood shuttle no Westgate route today

Lakewood Shuttle‏.
No westgate routes from 4:00 today. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please spread the word of anyone you know plans on taking the bus. Follow on Twitter @LakewoodShuttle

BDE Reb Meir Rose Z''L

BDH: Petirah of Hrhc"h R' Meir ben R 'Moshe Rose Z''L from BP he suffered a heart attack while in Florida,  he was 68 years old. He Recently relocated to Lakewood and lived at Pine River Village. Reb Meir was close with the Stamar Rebbe he was a talmid Chochom and mechaber seforim he spent his days learning in BMG and gave shiurim at the Pine River Village Bais Medrash. The Levaya is at 8:00 pm at Shomrei Hadas 3803 14 Ave in Boro Park on the way to Kiryas Yoel Raywood  Bais Hachaim. Shiva will be in Lakewood at 21 Goldcrest Drive in Pine River Village . TNZBH

Audio: Ami Mag Editor talks Trump- Turx with Brian Lehrer on WNYC

Interview starts at minute mark 05:00
Rabbi Yitzchok Frankfurter, founder and editor in chief of Ami Magazine, an Orthodox Jewish weekly based in Brooklyn, Jane Eisner, editor-in-chief of The Forward, discusses how the Trump administration could respond to the wave of anti-Semitic threats that are unsettling many American Jews. discusses how the Trump administration could respond to the wave of anti-Semitic threats that are unsettling many American Jews. Link

February or Spring?

Will we still see snow? can we put away the shovels? Residents are taking advantage of the warm weather, staying outdoors. The warm weather in mid February will not last long, say meteorologists. 
New Jersey residents will enjoy another spring-like day Sunday before temperatures take a plunge on Presidents Day, forecasters say. Temperatures on

Lkwd News briefs Sunday Feb 19, 2017

- Shiva info Mishpachas Hirth Miss Malky Hirth z"l 
400 3rd  street between Forest & Madison, Lakewood

Shachris 8:00am Mincha 1:45 pm Maariv 8:45 pm. The father Reb Shmuel is getting up from shiva on Thursday morning, everyone else is getting up on Wednesday morning. 

-Daf Yomi begins Perek Chezkas Habatim today call in listen live to Lkwd Daf Yomi shiur 7124321212;886847294

-BMG Kollel members of Lakewood yeshiva received a bonus check sponsored by Mr. Raphael Herzka in the memory of his father a''h whose Yartzheit was last week.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Motzei Shabbos Parshas Yisro Lakewood

-Melava Malka Lakewood alumni of Yeshiva zichron Shmarahu Rav Chaim  Mendel Brodsky at KZY 175 Sunset 8:30 pm
-B''M Ohr yechezkel  annual shul Melava Malka 307 Ridge avenue
- Peekskil  yeshiva- Yahrtzeit Seuda L'zecher R' Yankel Nathan Z'l this Motzei    
 Shabbos at Eizokovitch 636  7th street, Lakewood  9:15.
-Albert shul This Motzai Shabbos will be the Grand Melava Malka for Avos Ubanim. 7:15 
-Lakewood Cheder/Bais Faiga Chinese auction Fountain Ballroom 8:15
-LFD fire elections see HERE about voting

APP: Lakewood Residents to sue township over cedarbridge

APP- Residents in Pine River Village say they plan to file a Superior Court lawsuit to halt the project, claiming that the town didn't properly notify residents when it approved retail at Cedarbridge in 2015. Read more at APP

Friday, February 17, 2017

LFD elections this Motzei shabbos

There will be elections this Motzei shabbos for Lakewood Fire commissioner and two ballot question regarding the budget see HERE. Elections will take place at town hall until 10:00 pm. Officials are claiming there is no tax increase in the 2017 budget, however just last year the fire tax was raised from  from 0.058 to 0.070. and the VAAD said to vote down the budget. The LFD is claiming that a NO vote on the budget means that future funds will be raised again through taxation. Also the LFD had a small election HERE were they approved a $200,000 capitol improvement spending which was than added to the 2017 budget making it appear as if there is no increase. Who to vote for? see HERE

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת יתרו

                               וָאֶשָּׂא אֶתְכֶם עַל כַּנְפֵי נְשָׁרִים וָאָבִא אֶתְכֶם אֵלָי
Friday, February 17, 2017 / כ"א שבט תשע"ז Lakewood, NJ
Candle lighting: 5:17 pm
Shkiah /sunset: 5:35 pm

weather Shabbos day High of 64! Sunshine and some clouds. 

Ami to NYT: It was a very disheartening moment for us, to watch him being berated.”

Now the New York Times joined the Turz bandwagon
NYT- A Jewish Reporter Got to Ask Trump a Question. It Didn’t Go Well. Jake Turx is a newly minted White House correspondent for a publication that has never before had a seat in the White House press corps: Ami Magazine, an Orthodox Jewish weekly based in Brooklyn. He is a singular presence in the briefing room: a young Hasidic Jew with side curls tucked behind his ears and a skullcap embroidered with his Twitter handle.
 at a news conference on Thursday, saying he was looking for a “friendly reporter,” Mr. Turx was prepared. He had spent an hour crafting a question about a recent surge of anti-Semitism, with a preamble that he hoped would convey his supportive disposition toward Mr. Trump.

@The Jewish Sales All the local Lakewood Sales in one place

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Anyone that follows @jewishsales on twitter will be entered into a raffle to receive a $50 gift card to any Lakewood store of their choice. 

This raffle will take place every month for all current followers at that time. Don't worry, if you win one month you will still be entered into the next months raffle. The raffle will be drawn on the first Sunday of the month.

No BOE busing today

Lakewood public Schools are Closed today for- Presidents' Day weekend. The BOE buses contracted for the LSTA will not be running today.

Hamodia: “A Day Without Immigrants” in Lakewood reports on “A Day Without Immigrants” in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD - As immigrants across America stayed home from work and rallied in protest of the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal migration to the United States, Jewish institutions and businesses in Lakewood, nearly all of which employ members of the town’s large Mexican community, found themselves caught in the highly charged political debate. Effects were highly varied, but none escaped without at least a discussion of what workers would do on what organizers billed as a “day without immigrants.”

At Yussi’s deli and take-out on Second Street, a manager said that all of his employees showed up for work in the morning, but asked if they could take off for an hour or two to attend the rally being held nearby. He added that the workers’ absence did cause a certain amount of strain on operations, given that Thursday is a particularly busy day for the popular take-out shop’s pre-Shabbos business, but permission was granted nevertheless. 
“They asked very nicely and we said they could go. I respect what they’re doing, they’re not being violent or anything, they’re just worried,” he said.

At the Heimish Bakery, which also operates a café, next door on Second Street,

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Retailer drops Return Policy That Targeted Lakewood, Passaic

TRENTON – An online children's clothing retailer has agreed to drop its policy of not offering refunds for orders originating in Lakewood, the state attorney general's office said Thursday.

Shan and Toad, which appears to be based in Riverside, California, based on its contact telephone number, agreed to drop its policy of only offering store credit or merchandise exchange to shoppers from Lakewood and Passaic, two communities that contain large populations of Orthodox Jews, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced.

The Billboard gamble

The billboard resolution for Lakewood township was taken off the table for now. Residents spoke up about the dangers of digital billboards and pointed to many studies that show an increase of traffic accidents and even death in areas were billboards are placed.
On a spiritual side there is a larger issue and that is the content displayed on the billboards. How do we guarantee that there will be no times square type of ads displayed on these boards. The township when they initially granted the permits they gave only one vendor the rights to own digital billboards, no one else in Lakewood will be granted a permit to have a digital billboard on public property. 

Turx responds: Trump misunderstood me my question was legitimate

After the fall out with President Trump Ami White-house correspondent Jake Turx speaks to Israel website BHOL. He said the president misunderstood the question and did not let him finish.  The question about the rise of over 50 anti Semitic incidents since Trump took office is concerning to the Jewish community in the USA. Colleagues told turn he is now an official WH reporter after the president called him a liar. Turx said he's not worried of getting distanced as a reporter and doubled down that he will seek clarification from the press secretary "I was treated unfairly"
הכתב שננזף ל'בחדרי': "טראמפ לא הבין"
ג'ק טורקס, הכתב החרדי שננזף על ידי הנשיא טראמפ באמצע מסיבnת העיתונאים, מספר ל"בחדרי חרדים" על הרגע המביך: "העיתונאים

Video: President Trump irked by question from Turx

Turx at the WH Yesterday Photo: Turx
Watch Video below See transcript.
At a  white house press conference President Trump took a question from Lakewood resident and Ami Magazine White house correspondent Jake Turx. The president blasted him  about the question regarding a rise in anti semitic incidents and told him to sit down . Read full report HERE on

Turx wrote on Twitter "  President Trump clearly  misunderstood my question. This is highly regretful and I'm going to seek clarification. "

Photos: "Day without immigrants" In Lakewood

Did the cleaning lady show up? Day without immigrants affecting local schools, yeshivos and businesses. 

How will Lakewood township react to ICE raids

At the Lakewood, NJ committee meeting last night a resident asked the township what position they will take regarding deportations of illegals. Will they join other NJ towns to help Illegals skirt the law and avoid ICE raids Other NJ towns have advocated for working with the local immigrant population to prevent detentions and deportations. According to Lakewood website Lakewoodlink 
The Latino community in Lakewood participated in the Nationwide "DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS" protest. It is hitting particularly hard for the local supermarkets, as Thursday is usually one of the busiest days in the week for grocery shopping. There was a scheduled protest 9:00 AM at the Town Square. is the web store front for Super Stop - supermarket in Lakewood, New Jersey. We use the latest cutting-edge technology to create an easy and friendly shopping experience. It’s fast and fresh! It’s delivered to your door! It’s grocery shopping perfected! We bring the highest quality, always fresh kosher products to your fingertips, so that you can continue to live your active life, saving time for what really matters. Our goal is to provide our customers with an outstanding service, fast delivery and exceptional value. Our online prices are the same as in-store regular prices.