Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sunday Feburary 18 Lakewood, NJ

-A Fun Purim Shopping Experience at Gourmet Glatt Lakewood  today Sunday
there will be a clown, live  music & giveaways From 12:00 - 3:15

-Costume Closeouts 2275 W County Line Beenet Mills Plaza, Jackson open today from 10:00 pm-9:00pm

-Flash Sales every hour at Evergreen kosher in Lakewood

-Golden Fluff Purim Snack Headquarters walk in arehouse get snacks by the case Corner 2nd and Monmouth Lakewood, NJ 9:00 am -6:00 pm

-CKY camp reunion register at Bias Hatorah hall 1815 Swathmore 4:30- 8:30

Video: Purim Eat4oorah

  Oorah is proud to announce their latest fundraising campaign, "Eat4Oorah":
Join the campaign by committing to gain 5 pounds or more this Purim to help yiddishe kinderlach.
With resources such as a helpful list of high-calorie foods, and support along the way, it’ll be easy to raise the requisite $1,800 to participate.

Song by Binyomin Miller, aka "Skinny Pinny", "Dr. Dreizich":

There’s all these crazy things that everybody does

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Lakewood Fire Budget Defeated

Around 400 people voted today in the Lakewood Fire Elections, the two commissioners ran unopposed.  The fire Budget asking for $1.3 million tax increase was voted down by the taxpayers.

When a budget is defeated State law requires the municipal government  to hold a public hearing on the budget and either approve it or cut the budget.  Last year the Lakewood township made a small reduction of $10,000 and passed the budget after taxpayers voted against it.

BDE reports
It is with great sadness that reports the passing of Eliezer Zvi Biegelseisen z”l of Lakewood, he was nine years old.

Eliezer Zvi was a son of R’ Meir and Chava Esther Biegeleisen.

The levayah will be held at 10 p.m. at the Congregation Sons of Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Chapel, located at 613 Ramsey Street, off of East 7th Street, in Lakewood. The family will be sitting shivah at 1675 Hidden Lane.

Yehi zichro boruch.

Melava Malka Motzei Shabbos Parshas Terumah 5778 Lakewood

LFD Elections for Budget increase in Tax dollars at Town hall until 10:00pm

For News Updates follow instagram @lakewoodnewsnetwork HERE

-Yeshiva Emek Halacha annual Melava Malka  at Khal Zichron Yaakov 175   Sunset Program begins 9:15 Guest speaker Rav Yitzchok Paler Shlita
-B"M Ohr Yechezkel annual Melava Malka at 307 Ridge avenue 8:30 pm Guest speaker Rav Yaakov Weinfeld Shlita  Rav Lev Avrohom
-B"M Zichron Chaim Villas shul Annual Melava Malka at the shul 901 E Kennedy   boulevard Guest speaker Rav Dovid Feinroth shlita
-Bnos Devorah annual Dinner at Neemas Hachaim hall music by Strumz
-Shloshim event for Mrs. Shevy Shurkin A"H at Bais Faiga hall 8:45 pm for   women & Girls
-Melava Malka Rebbeim Lakewood Cheder at the shabbaton
-Shiras Devorah Dynamic Holocaust Expo 575 Oak  8:30 pm
-Cooking with Comedy at Gourmet Glatt Ladies night out 9:00 pm

LFD Elections for Budget increase in Tax dollars. at Town hall until 10:00pm

Lakewood VAAD Silent on Fire Elections

 This motzei shabbos there will be elections at the LFD asking the public to spend more money for capital improvement projects. There was very little publicity about it so far. Last Year the Vaad involved itself in the fire elections endorsing a candidate and said  to vote down the budget.  The VAAD who claims to look out for the Tax payers and always issues statement for who and how to vote has not said a word this year prior to the 2018 fire elections which will increase taxes. The two commissioners are running unopposed, but why is vaad not recommending on how to vote o the budget, they usually do. It did meddle into the fire district elections for commissioner last year putting up a last minute candidate.

A simple answer is that the current commissioners were  endorsed previously by the vaad ,therefore the vaad must approve everything going on. Also, in a few months is primary election for township committee where Menashe Miller and Meir Lichtenstein are up for reelection the vaad rathr not bother the tzibbur now and cause voter fatigue, they rather prepare for the primary election battle which is expected to be a exciting campaign.

Friday, February 16, 2018

ערב שבת פרשת תרומה ראש חודש אדר Lakewood Zmanim

Friday, February 16, 2018 / א׳ אדר תשע״ח

-Candle Lighting: 5:15 pm
-Shkiah 5:33pm
-Weather Shabbos day High 36F  chance of rain

בלבבי בלבבי משכן אבנה להדר כבודו, ובמשכן מזבח אקים לקרני הודו, ולנר תמיד אקח לי את אש העקידה, ולקרבן אקריב לו את נפשי היחידה
 (הצדיק רבי אלעזר אזכרי)

Parkland Rabbis Stand With Community Through Tragedy

Hamodia- The Florida school shooting that gripped the nation on Wednesday was especially traumatizing for the local Parkland community, a great number of whom are Jewish. As police revealed that 17 people had, sadly, been killed, it transpired that some of the victims were Jewish as well. In a conversation with Hamodia on Thursday, Rabbi Shuey Biston, outreach and programming director at Chabad of Parkland, recounted yesterday’s harrowing events.
Photo: Cousins Daniel Zaphrany, left, and David Zaphrany, Bentch Hagomel after surviving the shooting

“I got a phone call about the shooting shortly after it happened,” said Rabbi Biston. “Chabad of Parkland is actually the regional headquarters for Chabad of North Broward and South Palm Beach, and is located five minutes away from the school, so immediately upon receiving the call I hurried over to the school grounds, and I witnessed the emergency vehicles rushing to the scene.

Masa Umatan Rental List Februaury, 14 2018

NJ lawmakers Want to Reinstate the Individual Mandate on Obamacare

After President Trump Repealed he individual mandate on those who dont have health insurance to pay a yearly penalty, Democrat lawmakers at the NJ state Senate’s Commerce Committee approved the Democratic legislation, introduced earlier this week requiring a fee. The Bill would require every taxpayer in NJ to have health insurance or pay the tax. It still would have to be voted on by the assembly and legislature, Gov Murphy would sign it.

Read more at NJSpotlight

The bill (S-1877), the “New Jersey Health Insurance Market Preservation Act,” would require those who don’t have health insurance plans that meet certain minimum standards to pay a fee to the state. This penalty would be determined under calculations previously used in the ACA, based in part on the cost of an average bronze-level plan sold on New Jersey’s individual health insurance market.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Kosher.Com - Shabbos with Yussi : Yerushalmi Kugel

Brought to you by "Shabbos with Yussi" is back with the ultimate crowd pleaser: Yerushalmi Kugel. Watch Yussi Weisz from Snaps Kosher in Lakewood, NJ, as he demonstrates the absolute best way to create the basics. Jewish food, perfected. For the full kugel Recipe click HERE

Oif Simchas Lakewood Rosh Chodesh Adar 5778

                               משנכנס אדר מרבין בשמחה

-Chasuna: Salb- Mendlowitz at Ateres chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Freiman- Krohn at Lake Terrace hall

-Vort: Hachosson Heshy Miller to Hakalla Sara Chaya Ringel Bas R' Shloimy at Shemen L'mincha simcha hall, 2 Milano Dr. Lakewood NJ, 7:30 pm

-Annual reception for Yeshiva Heichal Hatorah Rav Mottel Dick Rosh Yeshiva  at the home of Rabbi and Mrs. Menashe Frankel,  1415 Ardenwood Ave., Lakewood  7:30 PM.

-Kumzitz and Jam  Music. Food. Drink at Ohr Mattisyahu 953 E. County Line Rd. Lakewood 9:45 pm After Maariv

- Farm Fresh: FREE RUGELACH TASTING TODAY AND TOMORROW Thursday & Friday, Feb. 15 & 16.  Rugelach Just $5.99 lb.  while supplies last

Tonight: R' Yoel Roth Drasha in Lakewood

Agudah Statement on Florida School Shooting

Pointing out the White Supremacist connection...

Why are We Paying More for Fire Taxes if Township has a Surplus of Money

 Lakewood fire district has the largest proposed budget of all other towns at the Jersey shore at $6.3 million, a 33 percent increase over last year. The township of Lakewood had a surplus of 20 million dollars and it threw millions to the public schools, busing and other programs. The EMS and Police departments are all covered by the municipal budget Why cant the township cover the fire increase instead of Lakewood taxpayers having to pay an additional 1.5 Million dollars? In other towns the fire district is part of the municipal government.

By Law the fire district is a separate entity and has its own department but its not a fair system is not fair for the Lakewood taxpayers.

Back in December the Fire district had elections to include $1.3 million dollar spending in the proposed 2018 budget. Only 100 people in all of Lakewood voted to approve it. In a town of 150,000 residents all you need is a fraction to vote on a million dollar tax increase.
 The district called the result  overwhelming on its website:

The Lakewood Board of Fire Commissioners held a Special Meeting (Election) on December 5, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Fire District Administrative Offices on 316 River
Avenue. The result of this Special Meeting (Election) was overwhelming approval by the voters to include four capital improvement projects in the 2018 Budget, which budget will ultimately be voted upon at the Fire District Election on February 17, 2018, by the legal voters within the

Despite all the building and new construction the taxes only keep going up and up. Its time to think about incorporating the fire district and many other township commissions that each have its own director, lawyers, commissioners  drawing fat salaries bilking the hard working tax payers of lakewood.

Tonight: Lakewood BOE Special Meeting About Transportation

The Lakewood Board of Education will have a meeting todayThursday February 15, 2018 to discuss Transportation, according to the BOE website. No details were given as to what will be discussed.

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975 c. 231 this is to advise that the Lakewood Board of Education will conduct a Special Meeting, on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. (no Executive Session) in the Lakewood High School Commons, located at 855 Somerset Avenue, Lakewood, New Jersey 08701. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss Transportation. Formal action may be taken. If you have any questions in regard to this notice, please contact the Business Office during regular business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at (732) 364-2400 ext. 7011.
Kevin Campbell
Interim Business Administrator/ Board Secretary

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Kumzitz at a Simcha

Kumzitz At A Vort in Lakewood,by Eli Levin Music.

Oif Simchas Lakewood February 14, 2108 Rosh Chodesh Adar 5778

-Vort: Hachosson Kaufman ben R'  Zev to Hakallah Friedman bas R' Chaim Dovid at Ateres Yeshaya hall 7:30 pm
-Chasuna: Sitorsky- Frankel Neemas hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Cohen- Walin Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Plotzker- Orlawick at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

Lakewood Fire Elections 3rd time in 4 Months asking $1.5 Million Budget Increase

There will be Fire elections for the 3rd time this year in Lakewood .The elections for 2 Commissioners and 2018 Budget are this Shabbos from 2pm extending into Motzei Shabbos to 10pm at municipal hall. Seeking voter approval for a budget  increase of $1.5 million dollars. The new fire tax rate is .063 for $100  of assessed value. So a home assessed at $350,000 will pay $220  for the fire district. an increase of $40- $50 average from last year. The Fire budget is 2.36% of all taxes collected in Lakewood. see below for full breakdown of property taxes.
 Last year the total amount of taxes collected in Lakewood was $198,435,321.00. based on assessed total property value in lakewood of  $9,883,608,270

from the fire district budget:
The Amount to be raised by taxation will increase by $1,565,740 or 33% due to the anticipated hiring of new position of deputy fire administrator and increase in capital appropriations.

 The tax rate will increase .014 to .063 for $100  of assessed value  total assets value in Lakewood is  $9,883,608,270
-Administration personal increased by $118,737 or %46 percent
 -Maintenance personal have decreased by $140,486 or 11% with change to state health benefit plan
- professional fees have increased $21,000 or 14% due to union negotiations, OPRA requests.

יום כפור קטן ערב ר׳׳ח אדר Lakewood

  • Minyanim for Mincha with Yom Kippur Kattan erev Rosh Chodesh Adar 5778 in Lakewood:

-Lev Avos 1:20 pm
-Somerset walk 1:25 pm
-Chateau 1:15 pm
-Hearthstone 1:15 pm upstairs
-B"M Westgate 1:15 pm
-Alumni 1:45 pm
-BM Kelmwoods Westgate 2:45 pm
-Satmar Forest Avenue  every  bottom of the hour on the 30 minute mark

Giyus Banos: Knesset Committee Approves New Regulations Permitting Review of IDF Exemptions for Religious Girls - גיוס בנות

        "אבל כבד בעולם היהודי: "פרעה לא גזר אלא על הזכרים והם גזרו אף על הנקבות
The Knesset Committee approved new regulations to be able to examine the "Ptur" of frum Religious girls and have the ability to revoke it based on their religious observance. See report in Hebrew at bottom

YERUSHALAYIM -Hamodia - Despite the firm stance of chareidi MKs, who cited the clear ruling of Gedolei Yisrael of previous generations that service by women in the IDF is “yehareg v’al yaavor,” the Joint Committee of the Foreign Affairs, Defense and Constitution and Justice committees on Tuesday approved new regulations to the women’s draft law, and the forming of a committee to examine girls who received an exemption on the basis of religious observance.

The MKs of UTJ and Jewish Home strongly criticized the formation of a committee that consists of a clear majority of secular members, and wondered if it could decide on the veracity of the religious declaration of the applicants.

According to the law passed in 1978, any girl who meets the religious criteria – that she doesn’t travel on Shabbos and keeps kosher – can seek an exemption from military service on religious grounds. It is inconceivable, said the MKs, that this will now need to be verified by a committee of non-religious representatives.

LIC Meeting Today

Lakewood Industrial Comission Regular Business Meeting February 14, 2018
11:30AM Conference Room C (Second Floor) Lakewood Municipal Building, 231 Third Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT: • Steven Reinman, Executive Director
• UPDATE: Lakewood Airport T-Hangars
• Disposition of SAFE Zone (Master Plan has been adopted to include the ABC Zone)
- Tenants for hangars space

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Potholes in Lakewood

Video courtesy of FAA

Oif Simchas Lakewood February 13, 2018

-Chasuna: Schron-Gonter  at Lake Terrace Hall
-Chasuna: Savitz- Oppenheimer at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
-Vort: Hachosson Avrohom Cohen to Hakallah Durst at Stolin Simcha hall  153 E. 7th st Lakewood, NJ 7:00 - 10:00pm

-Kabolas Panim Hachnosas Kallah Reception for Rav Shlomo Zalman Breitshtein  of yerushalayim at Madison manor 4th & Madison, Lakewood 7:45 pm Divrei Bracha, Harav Yeruchom Olshin shlita

Video: Jersey Matters Hot Topics In Lakewood

Jersey Matters discusses Lakewood issues State funding,  Special Education,  Schi, with State Senator Robert Singer at his Lakewood office.  Part 1.

Trump Plans to Replace Food Stamps With Food Boxes

The Tomchei Shabbos Model may be replicated. How will they deal with kosher foods?

Trump pitches plan to replace food stamps with food boxes
From POLITICO -The Trump administration is proposing to save billions in the coming years by giving low-income families a box of government-picked, nonperishable foods every month instead of food stamps.

White House OMB Director Mick Mulvaney on Monday hailed the idea as one that kept up with the modern era, calling it a "Blue Apron-type program" — a nod to the high-end meal kit delivery company that had one of the worst stock debuts in 2017 and has struggled to hold onto customers. Mulvaney said the administration’s plan would not only save the government money, but also provide people with more nutritious food than they have now.

Photos: At the Atzeres Tefillah on Giyus Banos in Lakewood

Monday night  hundreds gathered in BMG's Ateres Esther hall joined by the Roshei Yeshiva and Gedolei Harabonim  for an Atzeres Tefillah ahead ofTuesday's Knesset vote to alter the longstanding laws exempting religious girls from mandatory draft. Divrei hisorrerous were delivered by Harav Malkiel Kotler,  Harav Yisroel Neuman and Harav Chaim Flohr (Monsey) followed by Tehillim. Lakewood Rabbonim that attended, Rav Asher Chaim Lieberman, Rav Moshe Shimon Shapiro, Rav Hershel Levenberg, Rav Meir Eisman, Rav Chanoch Saltz, Satmar Dayan, Rav Weissblum Shedlitz Rav, Rav Yehoshua Krupenia, Rav Eli Bursztyn.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Oif Simchas/ Events Lakewood February 12, 2018

-Chasuna: Kushner- Weinstein Fountain ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chasuna: Cohen- Berliner at Ateres Chana hall Bais faiga
-Vort: Hachosson Yisrael Schiffer to Hakallah Esti Zucker Bas R' Yissocher at Ateres Yeshaya hall 8:00 pm
-Atzeres tefillah for gezeiras Giyus banos in BMG at Ateres Ester hall downstairs of Bais Yitzchok 10:00 pm The Roshei Yeshiva will attend
-Parlor Meeting for Magen Avraham at 9 Soncino Place, Lakewood  8:30PM
-Parlor Meeting: for TMBC  834 Morris Avenue  9:00-11:00 pm
-H2 Expo for Lakewood businesses at Lake Terrace hall

Tonight In Lakewood: Atzeres Tefillah for Giyus Banos בהשתתפות ראשי ישיבות ורבני הקהילות שליט"א

Ahead of this Tuesday's Knesset Committee vote to change the laws regarding Mandatory Draft for girls, a Massive עצרת תפילה will take place tonight in Ateres Esther Hall (BMG Bais Yitzchok) 10:00 p.m.

Giyus Explained by Agudas Bnei Torah of America

Agudas Bnei Torah of America POB 1529 Lakewood, NJ 732-806-1254
A large protest will take place tomorrow at Kikar Shabbos in Yerushalayim as the Knesset debates changes in the Draft law pertaining to giyus banos. The Badatz also called for a half day taanis.