Friday, May 25, 2018

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת נשא

Friday, May 25, 2018 / י״א סיון תשע״ח Lakewood, New Jersey

-Candle lighting: 7:56 pm
-Shkia/sunset: 8:14 pm
-Shabbos weather: Scattered thunderstorms in the morning becoming more   widespread in the afternoon. High 87F and Humid  Chance of rain 90%. 

-Welcome home Yeshiva Bochurim for off shabbos
-Heavy traffic GSP south Memorial day weekend if stuck call chaveirim

יְבָרֶכְךָ ה' וְיִשְׁמְרֶךָ. יָאֵר ה' פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ וִיחֻנֶּךָּ. יִשָּׂא ה' פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ וְיָשֵׂם לְךָ שָׁלוֹם. וְשָׂמוּ אֶת שְׁמִי עַל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וַאֲנִי אֲבָרֲכֵם. (פרשת נשא).                                                          שבת שלום, 

27 Yiddin in IDF Military Prisons

As we head into Shabbos Parshas Naso, 26 bochurim and kollel yungerleit and 1 FRUM girl are incarcerated in military prison. Everyone listed below went to register for a deferral. They were denied a deferral and were subsequently arrested.

NYU Hospital Will Accomodate Satmar Bikur Cholim

After Satmar Bikur Cholim was suddenly barred from patients’ rooms at NYU, Leaders of Williamsburg Hatzalah, “Chesed”, “Mekimi”, and representatives of Satmar Kehilla met this morning with NYU Hospital top officials. NYU reassured their full commitment to serve the community and will continue to accommodate Bikur Cholim activities in accordance with the Hospital policies. The community greatly appreciates the NYULangone leadership for their understanding and cooperation.

No Need to Go to the Country

BOE Vacancy after Member Resigns to Protest State Loan

A Lakewood Board Of Education member resigned, to protest that States lack of funding to the district after he initially voted to accept a loan that he now claims can not be repaid. In a Letter below (courtesy of APP)  Mr. Heriberto Rodriguez said  "We all know that (the) State is fully aware that we cannot repay this loan,I am a man of integrity and I strongly feel that I am misleading the students, faculty and community in saying, 'everything is ok' full well knowing, that it is not. The state does not have the best intentions he said.
 On the Lakewood School district website  it lists a vacancy notice to apply for the BOE.  Deadline of 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018.  see letter below

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood May 24, 2018

-Chasuna: Shechter - Weissman Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Bursztyn - Klein Ateres Reva Hall
-Chasuna: Shulman - Plutchok  Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chasuna: Jacobovitch - Levenstein At Ne'emas Hachaim hall
-Tenoyim:  Hachosson Yanky Korn to Hakallah Bas R' Shlomo Wulliger at Skvere   hall  537 west county line rd Lakewood

-Hespedim For Harav Shaul Brus ZT"L at Yeshiva Nezer Hatorah 301 Essex Avenue Lakewood, NJ Maariv 9:30 pm
-RCCS Lakeview Parlor Meeting 84 Aspen Ct

Girls still Not in High School for Next Year

The school year is almost over, camp is right around the corner but there are about 110 high school girls who have yet to be accepted into a school in Lakewood. It doesn't mean that there is a lack of  space for 110 seats, rather the schools have yet to sit down and work out the arrangements among themselves since some schools accepted the same students.
There is a new high school opening for the coming year Aderes Bais Yaakov, headed by Rav Bulman under the leadership of the Roshei yeshiva, Rebbetzin Drillman will be the menaheles. Supposedly, another school may open as well. Hopefully the girls can go off to camp knowing they have a school to come back to next year.

Viral Video: Dentist from Passaic Shows Magic Tricks

Dr. Eyal Simchi, a Frum Jewish dentist for Riverfront Pediatric Dentistry in Elmwood Park,  New Jersey has found Internet fame - for his magic tricks.
Simchi specializes in pediatric dentistry, and has developed all sorts of ways to comfort his often nervous patients. One video of his tricks on a young boy has been watched more than 15 million times on Facebook and another 10 million times on Twitter.
In the video posted last week, Simchi uses thumb lights to amaze the small boy by pretending to pull lights out of his ears and nose. The little boy stands in rapt awe and amazement. Jpost
Dr. Simchi told VIN News “Motzei Shavuos I turned on my phone and there were notifications from all over,  don’t really know how it happened.”

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Educating Torah Consumers particularly in Lakewood

Oif Simchas Lakewood May 23, 2018

-Vort: Hachosson Dov Bodek  to Hakallah Razy Daum Bas R' Pesach Eli  @ Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 East County Line Rd Lakewood, NJ 8:00 pm
-Chasuna: Berman- Storch at  Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Landman- Waidenbaum Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: Rajchenbach- Begal Ne'emas Hachaim hall

June 5th Lakewood Primary Write In Campaign

Have you ever wondered how our town could allow more building when we can’t move in dangerous traffic?!?!
 Why our taxes keep going up by a large percentage every year?
 It's because some people abused their power to benefit themselves and a select few. 
                               On June 5th join us and write in:
                             LOUIE FOLLMAN and HAROLD HERSKOWITZ. 
 Two individuals who have proven that they care about Lakewood. Write them in place of  Menashe Miller and Bruce Stern for the Republican primary ballot.                                 We can stop the insanity!
Stop the waste of taxpayer dollars!
They have each paid a price for their willingness to challenge the establishment in an effort to do what's right. We can count on them to continue fighting for us as committee men.

We can stop our town's slide! Our quality of life does not have to continue to get worse. Don't underestimate the difference you can make. Last year, almost half of the public voted for change for much less experienced candidates.  This year, let's show up in even stronger numbers, and send a message to those in power that we can and must do better.
      Lakewood is our home. Not another hustling metropolis.

Gas tax in NJ Likely to Go Up Again by 3 cents

The 23 Cents Gas  Tax in NJ may get a tax hike again this Fall, according to this report. An increase in New Jersey’s gas tax this fall looks increasingly likely, as collections have fallen behind expectations. “I’m going to say about 3 cents, maybe. It’s a really rough, off the top of my head estimate,” Frank Haines, the Office of Legislative Services budget and finance officer, said Monday at an Assembly Budget Committee hearing. 
When the nearly 23 cent per gallon increase was approved in 2016, it was done so through a formula that guarantees the state a predictable level of revenue -- $1.16 billion, on top of the existing gas tax collections that already existed at the time. Read more at NJ101.5

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood Isru Chag Shavuos 5778

Chasuna: Cohen- Durst Ateres Chana hall Bais faiga
Chasuna: Jaffe- Scheinberg  Lake Terrace hall
Chasuna: Weintraub- Schreiber Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Schwartz- Lobel @ Ateres Reva hall
Chasuna: Farber- Ganz  at Neemas Hachaim Hall

The "Brightstone" New Chasuna Hall in Passaic

On Lag Baomer "The Brightstone" hall opened up in Passaic, NJ serving as a Chasuna wedding hall for the Central Jersey area.
 From its website: BrightStone Hall's distinctive design, convenient location and gourmet menu by the renowned Executive Chef Binyamin Itzkowitz make it the perfect choice for your wedding. Elegance and gracious, the perfect place to celebrate your unforgettable day. BrightStone Hall offers plenty of on-site parking for the convenience of your guests. Conveniently located near all major highways, BrightStone Hall is the perfect Wedding Hall. The address is 201 Randolph Street Passaic, NJ 07055. From Lakewood its a little over an hour,  8 minutes off the GSP Exit 153a.

Tonight: Lakewood Planning Board Meeting

Lakewood Planning Board meeting tonight Tuesday May,22, 2018 at 6:00 pm municipal hall
Watch Live stream HERE
see full Agenda HERE and below


איין הארץ איין שטימע The Voice of Lakewood adds Yiddish section

In an effort to reach out to ALL of Lakewood, The Voice of lakewood weekly added a section in yiddish for residents of Lakewoods new chasidishe communities. It features pictures of weekly news of the chasidishe rebbes and courts, an interview with new residents in belz and Satmar of their transition from Brooklyn to Lakewood, how Living in Lakewood is calming relaxing and spacious. TVOL wrote It is an honor for us to expand our magazine with a new Yiddish section, which will provide relevant material for our readers in lakewood's chasidishe communities. We are proud to e the Voice of ALL of Lakewood. 

The Lakewood weekly newspaper also has a yiddish section, and in Lakewood  there is no shortage of Yiddish language newspapers and magazines at the news stands. The NPGS at seagull square sells yiddish newspapers too. Its only a matter of time for a full yiddish newspaper geared to the chasiddish olam in lakewood

Monday, May 21, 2018


Matzav- Levaya will be (approx) 11am at Alumni Bais medrash 9th and Madison,  kevurah in Lakewood.
It is with great sadness that reports the passing of Rav Gavriel Finkel zt”l of Lakewood, NJ. Rav Finkel passed away Friday night, Erev Shavuos.

A son of Rabbi and Mrs. Yehoshua Matisyahu Finkel, Rav Finkel was one of the preeminent poskim in Lakewood, NJ, where he was renowned for his yedios haTorah and, in particular, his expertise in halacha. Yidden the world over consulted with Rav Finkel on shailos in Choshen Mishpat and other areas.

Friday, May 18, 2018

NIggun Kad Yasvin Who Wrote it?

The stirring song is sung on several occasions in the Jewish calendar most prominently on Shavuos and Simchas Torah there is great debate on who composed the niggun and where the lyrics come from some attribute it to the Chazon Ish, Rav Meir Shapira, others say the vilna gaon, click HERE for more. Article in Mishpacha Magazine HERE the story behind the song. Watch this video below for a different niggun sung by Benny Frieman to the words of Kad Yasvun. כד יתבין ישראל ועסקין בשמחת התורה, קודשא בריך הוא אומר לפמליא דיליה חזו בני חביבי דמשכחין בצערא דילהון ועסקין בחדוותא דילי

ערב שבועות פרשת במדבר Lakewood 5778

כד יתבין ישראל ועסקין בשמחת התורה, קודשא בריך הוא אומר לפמליא דיליה חזו בני חביבי דמשכחין לצערא דילהון ועסקין בחדוותא דילי

Friday, May 18, 2018 / ד׳ סיון תשע״ח
-Candle lighting 7:50 pm
-Shkia 8:08 pm
-תשע שעות shabbos day 4:31 pm

-Weather Shabbos rainy 67, First night YT rain 65 Sunday high of 85 and thunderstorms, Monday dry high of 75.
Over Yom Tov many will be walking across town eating out by family and friends or walking to learn with a chavrusah or visit a friend. Yechidim living along the heavily walked roads have put out cold water and drinks on their front lawns for the Tzibbur to enjoy. Dark areas near walking paths will be lit up  up for those going to learn shavuos night. There will also be extra security over the 3 days of  yom Tov Lakewood Chaveirim put up lighting at the Eastern pedestrian bridge over Lake Carasaljo between  N. Lake and S. Lake drives.

-BMG: Shavuos night learning in all botei medrashim first day Yom Tov Roshei Yeshiva will deliver shiurim after 7:45 pm mincha.  Rav Malkiel shlita in Bais Aaron, RavYisrael Shlita in Bais Shmuel, Rav Dovid Shlita in Yoshon/Bendheim
Neeilas hachag 2nd day YT with Rav Yeruchomslita Shlita following 7:00 pm Mincha in Beren hall dining room.

Video: Shavuos Explained

Lakewood neighbors: You may have noticed florists and bakeries like Gelbsteins in Lakewood have been extra busy this week. Baker Fagie Goldner told us about the tasty traditions that have been keeping her team especially busy with some 200 cheescakes and other delectable confections! We produced this little video to explain Shavuot traditions

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Erev Shavuos 5778 Song and Dance With Rabbi Wachsman at the Shtiebel in Cedarhurst

Flowers for Shavuos in Lakewood

(Remember to buy Yizkor Lecht if needed, Yaknehaz havdala candle)
-Pearl Blau learning center erev Shavuos Flowers at BMG botei  medrashim,  NPGS, Feldman's grocery,  Mikva 11th and Madison
-Flowers at 6520 Route 9 next to capital seforim
- Paradise gardens Flowers Corner Clifton and 4th 
-Flower tent at 10th and Madison apposite Aisle 9
-Shop Rite Howell
-Set your table 916 River avenue
-Purple petals 7326689635
-Golden Rose flowers at Rishon center 1st and Lexington
-The Floristry 732-503-2327
-Gourmet Glatt
-Florist at Super Stop 1161 River Avenue
-Flowery at Four Corner bagles Sqaunkum and County line
-Blossoms Floral Bar at Evergren
-Flower tent at 10th and Madison apposite Aisle 9
-Shop Rite Howell
-Fauxever floral 732-994-7000
-FlowerSpot at Shloimys kosher world Clifton @ Kennedy

Asifas Chizuk for Bnei Torah Tonight in Lakewood

There will be an Asifas Chizuk this evening ahead of Kabbolas haTorah tonight in Lakewood in Bais Faiga hall. Speakers at the event are Harav Malkiel Kotler shlita, Harav Shlomo Feivel Schustal shlita, Harav Dovid Bresslauer shlita, of South Fallsburg, Harav Yitzchok Sorotzkin shlita. It will start at 8:45 pm at Ateres Chana hall.

Thousands of Guests coming to Lakewood and surrounding area for Shavuos

The City of Torah will be host to thousands of guests for the upcoming Yom Tov. Parents, in-laws and extended family will spend the Yom Tov of Shavuos in Lakewood. Most families stay home for shavuos and dont leave town as they do for Pesach and Sukkos.
 In previous years everything was centered around the Yeshiva  from learning shavuos night to shiurim and shmuessen by the Roshei Yeshiva and mashgichim. As the town spread out far and wide and people moved to neighboring towns, the demographics have changed.

The local shuls in developments and other areas now provide full shavuos learning programs for all ages throughout yom tov.

Since this year is a 3 day yom tov, with shabbos, many people will be walking across town to eat meals at relatives and friends. The weather wont be that hot but expect rain and thunderstorms on shabbos and the second day of Shavuos. Sunday will be mostly clear a high of 81 with spotty showers. Lakewood organizations and township will supply lighting and security around town for shavuos night.

NJ American Water Provisional Rate Increase Over $10 a month Beginning June 15th

Beginning June 15, 2018, New Jersey American Water is implementing provisional rates for water and wastewater service while the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) reviews the company’s rate change request. The water bill for the average residential customer using 6,000 gallons of water a month will increase approximately $5.90 per month, and the average residential wastewater bill will increase approximately $4.12 per month. These provisional rates are temporary and will remain in effect until the BPU renders its final decision on the company’s rate case, which is expected later in the year. If the approved rates are lower than the provisional rates, the company will refund, with interest, any amount billed in excess of the approved rates

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

United States Secretary of Education Betsy Devos Visits Yeshiva Darchei Torah

United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos tours Queens Yeshiva Darchei Torah Boys School after visiting a Manhattan high school for girls yesterday. The NYT  reports  the visits culminated months of planning by Agudath Israel of America.

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood May 16, 2018

              היום שבעה וארבעים יום שהם ששה שבועות וחמשה ימים לעומר/בעומר

-Yeshiva Bais Reuven Kaminetz Dinner at Ateres Reva hall
-Lev L'achim annual Lakewood Asifa at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga Divrei Psicha Harav Malkiel  Kotler Shlita  Divrei Chizuk by HaRav Binyomin Finkel Shlita of Mr Yeshiva Yerushalayim, Maariv 9:45 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Berish Rubin to Hakallah Malki Briezel Bas R' Yitzchok at Bnos Bracha Hall 1665 Corporate Rd W 7:30 pm Lakewood, NJ

Lawsuit to Stop Eagle Ridge Moves Forward

APP reports the lawsuit to stop eagle Ridge development in Lakewood  from taking over the Golf course survived its first challenge. 
The report says "Developer GDMS Holdings LLC had argued in court papers that residents who filed the lawsuit had no legal backing to request a trust that would prevent development on the 27-hole course. In a court hearing Friday, Ocean County Superior Court Judge Marlene Lynch Ford said the request was premature and allowed the case to move forward, according to Michele Donato, a lawyer representing residents near Eagle Ridge Golf Club who filed the lawsuit. "We’ve gotten through this first hurdle," Donato said. "They fought very hard to try and dismiss us but they did not prevail." Read more at APP

Jackson Residents not Happy with Outside Chaplains

Jackson Mayor  Michael Reina  appointed 8 chaplains to the township 2 of them are Lakewood residents. Shore News network reports that Township residents, including those of the growing Orthodox community expressed their disapproval  of two Lakewood rabbis to the public clergy in April. One Frum resident said  “I worry that the appointment of outsiders who are not Jackson residents will only exacerbate tensions at a time when hostilities are already high,” he added. In an editorial the paper called on the Lakewood Rabbis to reject the chaplain appointment.
read more at SNN

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