Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Lakewood School District Busing Notification

The Lakewood School District is pleased to share the following information:

-Lakewood Nonpublic School students, who received courtesy/hazardous busing
during the 2018-2019 school year, will receive busing in the 2019-2020 school year, as
long as a) a Vendor bids on the bus route b) the bid is below the $1,000 per student cost,
as mandated by law

- Lakewood Public School students will continue to receive courtesy/hazardous busing
during the 2019-2020 school year. Courtesy/Hazardous busing will continue to be paid
for by the Township of Lakewood.

Lakewood News Briefs July 23. 2019

Weather- Showers this morning becoming a steady rain during the afternoon hours. High 76F. Chance of rain 60%.

-Power Outages, Hundreds still without power  all around Lakewood this morning JCP&L statement "Severe weather is causing power outages. Estimated restoration time will be provided when available" . Outages in Whispering Pines, Squankum, Yeshiva area, E. County line, W. county Line, Case rd, new Central, New Hampshire see outage map HERE

LNN-  An application was presented to build 9 houses on Spruce Street between Vine Street and Washington Avenue's (across Bais Kaila). Current zoning laws permit 2 homes on these lots. Many neighbors were at the meeting in opposition to the application, mainly due to traffic congestion and safety concerns. The hearing lasted over 2 hours. The board then announced they will continue hearing the application at next month's meeting.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Lakewood Events July 22, 2019

Update 12:30 am - Many  Power outages still ongoing n Lakewood , Jackson, Howell, JCP&L says  Severe weather is causing power outages. Estimated restoration time will be provided when available

-Severe Thunderstorms until 7:00 pm winds up to 60 mph, trees and wires down, reports of trees falling  on cars, Power outages, electric poll fires.
See storm Photos at LNN Lakewood News Network.

-Parlor Meeting. Yeshiva Gedola Noam Hatalmud Rosh yeshiva Rav Uri Meir kanarek shlita at 1 Freedom Drive Lakewood  Guest speaker-  Rav Binyomin Eisenberger shlita Rav Khal Heichal Hatefilah of Boro park at 8:30 pm

 -Pizza on Wheels fresh pie for $7.50 (with coupon) this Monday and Tuesday only from 2:00 pm- 7:00 pm 1213 River

Lakewood Zoning Board Meeting today

Lakewood Zoning Board meeting Monday July 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm
See full agenda HERE
watch live stream HERE or HERE

Appeal # 4124 – Bais Medrash of Pine Street, 307 Pine Street, Block 774.04 Lot 18, R-10
 Zone. Preliminary and final major subdivision to create 2 new duplex lots and
 2 new lots for the construction of a synagogue on each lot

Harav Reuven Scheiner Zt"l

 Matzav,com It is with great sadness that  reports the passing of Rav Reuven Scheiner zt”l, longtime R”M at Yeshiva Torah Vodaas in Brooklyn, NY. A tremendous talmid chochom, with wide-ranging yedios haTorah, Rav Scheiner, in addition to being marbitz Torah at Torah Vodaas, also gave shiurim at Congregation Yismach Yisroel Alexander in Boro Park. Rav Scheiner leaves behind his wife, Rebbetzin Shoshana Scheiner (nee Lichtenstein), and an illustrious family, including his son, R’ Leizer (Louis) Scheiner, noted askan, baal tzedakah and founder of Bais Medrash Ohr Chaim in the Forshay section of Monsey, as well as his son, Rav Shachna Scheiner of Lakewood, author of sifrei Darkei Moshe. Levayah will take place at Yeshiva Torah Vodaas 1:00PM 425 e. 9TH STREET Brooklyn, NY

NWS: Flash Flood Watch Thunderstorms

Temps will reach a high of 90 today, a break in the heat will first come Tuesday with a high of 76.
 A flash flood watch remains in effect for the region including Ocean county NJ
From 8 AM this morning through Tuesday morning  Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to bring periods of heavy rain to our region from Monday afternoon into early Tuesday morning. Rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches are expected to be common, with local amounts up to 3 to 4 inches possible.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Fast of שבעה עשר בתמוז תשע''ט Lakewood

-Atzeres Tefila וזעקה for Gezeiras Giyus at BMG Ateres Esther hall Binyan Herzka 8:30 pm divrei Hisoirerus by Harav Malkiel Kotler shlita.

-Parlor meeting tonight  for Yeshiva Chayei Olam of Monsey Rosh Yeshiva Rav Yaakov Yankelewitz shlita at Madison Manor, shmuez 8:30 Maariv 9:05 pm Seuda by crown catering.

-BDE- Petira of Rav Yitzchok Wenger Z"L Matzav.com Levaya at 10 pm in BMG Yoshon B"M kevura in Lakewood.

-fast is over 9:09 pm (shkia 8:21 pm)

-Weather- High of 100 Degrees heat index as high as 110 Dangerous time to be outdoor from mid afternoon to early evening.
-Yizkereim event at KZY 2:30 pm

Friday, July 19, 2019

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת בלק תשע״ט

 וּכשֵׁם שֶׁפָּרַשׂתָּ כּנָפֶיךָ עַל אֲבוֹתֵינוּ בַּמִּדבָּר, והִצַּלתָּם מֵעֵינָה בִּישָׁא דּבִלעָם הָרָשָׁע, כֵּן תִּפרֹש כּנָפֶיךָ עָלֵינוּ בּרַחֲמֶיךָ הָרַבִּים, ונִהיֶה מכֻסִּים בּמִכסֶה והַנהָגָה בִּשׁמוֹתֶיךָ הַקּדוֹשִׁים, אָמֵן

Lakewood, NJ Friday, July 19, 2019 / ט״ז תמוז תשע״ט ערב שבת פרשת בלק

-Candle lighting 8:04 pm
-Shkia/Sunset 8:22 pm

-Weather Shabbos day shine and clouds mixed. Very hot. High 97F.

Sunday fast of Shiva Asar B' Tamuz  fast starts 4:04  am fast ends 9:09 pm

                               כִּי מֵרֹאשׁ צֻרִים אֶרְאֶנוּ וּמִגְּבָעוֹת אֲשׁוּרֶנּוּ הֶן עָם לְבָדָד יִשְׁכֹּן וּבַגּוֹיִם לֹא יִתְחַשָּׁב

                    וְלֹא אָבָה ה׳ אֱלֹהֶיךָ לִשְׁמֹעַ אֶל בִּלְעָם וַיַּהֲפֹךְ ה׳ אֱלֹהֶיךָ לְךָ אֶת הַקְלָלָה לִבְרָכָה כִּי אֲהֵבְךָ ה׳ אֱלֹהֶיךָ
                                                                  שבת שלום ומבורך

"The Popcorn is Not Kosher"

Yated- By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

Rav Yaakov Bender told me the following story about Rav Trenk. One Friday evening, Rav Trenk heard that three bochurim had gotten hold of a car and drove to watch a movie. He ran the few miles to the theater and found the boys in the darkness there. He said to them, “I just wanted you to know that the popcorn here is not kosher. You may not have known that.” Rav Dovid walked back home exhausted but exhilarated. He knew that those boys would never drive to a movie again on Shabbos.

That is the action of a novi Hashem. His love for the bochurim overtook every other emotion and sent him flying out the door to rescue them in the most loving way possible. He didn’t curse them or send them further away. He used the keilim Hashem gave him to bring them back.

Sadly, we know that not all of the products of our perfect chinuch turn out perfect. What do we do about it? We need more people like Rabbi Trenk. Now that he has passed away, we should all adopt some of his middos and love Jews as much as he did. Thousands of people, young and old, would benefit from a touch of love, a kind remark, a hug, a kiss, and knowing that theater popcorn is not kosher.

Klal Yisroel lost another novi emes with the passing of Rav Reuven Bauman of Norfolk, VA. Noting

Busing Deal Reached: Courtesy Busing for Public paid by Township, LSTA will bus courtesy for non Public, parents pay fee

Private school courtesy busing students will have to pay $150 via the LSTA for busing. Public school courtesy busing will be sponsored by the Lakewood township.

The Lakewood township will provide funding for  courtesy busing of the non mandated Public school students. As for the private schools for Mandated busing the township receives $1000 per student that's a total of $22.5 million dollars for this year.  The LSTA via the township will be able to bus the non public courtesy students as well with those funds plus the $150 fee per student. Details of this deal will be finalized next week.

Officials stressed that no money from public school students is being diverted to bus private school students. Under state law the school district is mandated to bus any student that lives more than 2 miles from their elementary or 2.5 from high school.  Therefore at $1000 per student the funding for private schools will be a total of 22.5 million.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood July 18, 2019

-Rothberg - Landau at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
-Anton - Stein at Ateres Reva Hall
 -Ganz - Steinharter at Lake Terrace Hall
-Jacobs - Werblowsky at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

-Vort: Hachosson ben R' Meir Grunebaum to Hakallah bas R' Yossi Weinnan at Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 E. County Line Rd Lakewood 8:00 pm
 -Yartzheit seuda at Bais Medrash Tiferes Tzvi of Bluzhov for previous rebbe Rav Tzvi yehuda Spira zt'l at 43 Broadway Avenue Lakewood Oak and Vine neighborhood 9:30 pm

Will Lakewood Township take over Busing Responsibilities from the LSTA?

posted on Twitter:
"Sources confirm to me that #Lakewood Township is set to take over the busing responsibilities of the Lakewood Student Transportation Authority (LSTA). This measure will be considered at tonight's township meeting and is expected to be approved."

Slow Moving Thunderstorms Heavy Downpours, Outages

-LPD: Watch for poor drainage flooding on roadways 1-2 inches of water through 5pm. Additional storms possible later this evening.
-Power outages reported in Albert area,  Spruce street, prospect, James, Faraday,

Excessive Heat Watch for Ocean County, New Jersey

Important for those fasting on Sunday 17 Tamuz (Nidcha)

Starting  12:00 pm Friday July 19 until 10:00pm  Sun Jul 21.



Township Committee Meeting

 Lakewood township committee meeting Thursday July 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Watch Live stream HERE
See full Agenda HERE

-  $7,000,000  For A Solid Waste Transfer Station And Radio Communications Tower,  Authorizing The Issuance Of $6,650,000 Bonds And Notes To Finance A Portion Of The Costs
-Tax Abatement 319 Cedarbridge, LLC, For Facilities Located At Block 548, Lot 170.66
-Tax Abatement for  Local Property Taxes To The Lakewood Courtyard Hotel, LLC,
- Authorizing The Public Sale Of Block 1022 Lot 5 (Oak and vine) exchanged in 2012 for $450k
- Reconstruction Of Shady Lane Between Miller Road and Forest Drive
-Submitting NJDOT grants for A New Bike Path Around Industrial park, John F Patrick Park

Special BOE Meeting Today on referendum, Tax increase, transportation

The Lakewood BOE will hold a special meeting today to discuss the budget and items on the referendum that will ask for an additional yearly tax increase of $6 million dollars.
You must sign your name on a sheet n the back of the room if you want to speak at the public comment portion of the meeting. See  below for tough talk by the board president
Watch Live-stream HERE 7:30 pm

Posted o the district website.
"The Lakewood Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, July 18, 2019, Public Session at 6:30 p.m. in the LHS Commons, Executive Session. Public Session will reopen at 7:30 p.m.  The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the 2019-2020 Budget, Transportation, After School

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood July 17, 2019/ 14 Tamuz 5779

- Adler - Blitz  at Ateres Reva hall
- Jacobs - Tolwinski  at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
- Dicker - Glatzer at Lake terrace hall
- Eckstein -Karmel at  Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
- Weiss - Kravitz at  Ne'emas Hachaim Hall

-Vort: Hachosson Naftali Antebi to Hakallah Miriam Maleh at River terrace 1094 River Ave, Lakewood 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachoson Shoime yachnowitz to Hakallah irons at R' Gissinger's shul 175 Sunset rd lakewood 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Ari Banker (Chicago) to Hakallah Ahuva Stern Bas R' Dovid Aryeh at River 978 Estreia Lakewood

- Parlor Meeting reception Vaad L'hatzolas Nidchei Yisroel at Esther Gerber hall 5th street & Madison Lakewood 8:45 pm Guest speaker: Harav Eliyohu Meir Shmeltzer shlita Rav Bais Medrash Flair, Jackson,  Hot Buffet
- Parlor Meeting  for Renewal org at 227 Autumn Road in Lakewood. Exquisite Cuisine by Fine Art Catering 7:30 pm
- Hanochas Even Hapina  for Yeshiva gedolah Ohr Torah 840 Ridge avenue Lakewood 7:00 pm

Agudah Withdraws Siyum APP as it underminds Message Of Smartphone Usage

Leaders of Agudath Israel of America were recently contacted by a number of Roshei Yeshiva, Mechanchim and Rabbanim from across America who expressed concerns about the “Siyum App” introduced by the Agudah in conjunction with the upcoming 13th Global Siyum HaShas of Daf Yomi.

The original intent behind the Siyum App was להגדיל תורה ולהאדירה: to encourage and facilitate Torah learning among the broad hamon am by making Daf Yomi shiurim and other forms of limud haTorah easily accessible to the masses. The Siyum App was never intended to encourage those who do not have “smartphones” to start using them; it was meant for those who already do use smartphones, and who now would have an opportunity to use the App to start or increase their own kvias itim la’

מי כעמך ישראל

Between hundreds of volunteers searching for the body of a rabbi who saved the life of his student in VA, to the 23,000+ strangers who raised more than $2.2 million in 4 days to save the life of a little girl. It’s a proud week to be a Jew!  Mi k'amcha Yisrael

Satmar Calls for Yom Tefillah on Shiva Asar B' Tamuz for spiritual threats in the USA and EY

Satmar Rebbe has called for a yom Tefilla this coming Sunday the fast of שבעה עשר בתמוז to beseech Rachmei shomayim as there is a threat of gezeiras shmad in New York State and a geziras giyus in Eretz Yisrael.

DOE seeks to impose and implement guidelines to the  curriculum in the yeshivos which will limit the hours of Torah study. Additionly it seeks to force the school to teach subjects that are not in line with the torah.

Earlier this week,  the New York state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, who sought to enact strict oversight of private-school curricula, suddenly announced her resignation. At this point the threat to the yeshivos is still active.

NWS: Urgent Weather Message

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ - July 17,2019. Ocean county.

Heat Advisory in effect until 8:00 pm this evening The highest heat index values will occur around mid  day. Additional advisories or warnings are expected during  subsequent days.
Prolonged Period of Excessive Heat through the Weekend. .The combination of heat and high humidity will lead to dangerously hot conditions through the weekend across much of the
region....Up to 105 due to temperatures in the mid   90s, and dew points in the mid 70s.

* IMPACTS...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
  outdoor exertion or extended exposure.


BOE Referendum: Why is it Lumped Together and Not voted on Individually.

The Lakewood Board of Ed passed a resolution to hold a referendum that will be voted on by the taxpayers to approve a annual 6 million dollar tax increase (on top of the allowable 2% cap) to cover costs for after school programs, courtesy busing and special ed funding. It was designed by lumping all 3 categories into a single ballot question. Possibly a tactic to get something passed that would never have passed on its own.

The tax payers should have the choice to decide on each one separately. These programs are not mandated by the state and everyone should have an opportunity to make  separate intelligent decisions.  Instead of lumping them together in an attempt to piggy back one off the other, it should be set up as separate questions on how to spend tax money. It should not cost more to have it designed that way.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood 13 Tamuz 5779

 -Stavsky - King at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
 -Rosengarten - Sussman at Lake Terrace hall
-Tomor - Leibovic at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Rosenbaum - Frost at Ateres Reva hall
 -Holzberg - Weiss at Ne'emas Hachaim Hall -Vort: Hachosson Sruli Godlewsky to Hakallah Bas R' Shloime Weber at 1595 Jacks Way Toms River NJ 7:30 pm

 -Hachnosas sefer Torah in memory of Rebbetzin Rischel Kotler a'h to yeshiva Kneses Bais Levi the procession will take place today 6:45 pm from the home of Harav malkiel Kotler shlita at 521 5th street to the BMG Yoshon Bais Medrash

 -Video below Ozerover Rebbe at a Mitzvah Tantz last night in Lakewood

Guarding The Treasures

The Food for Thought column of the Yated Ne'eman Newspaper had a nice story of a security guard at the Bais Faiga elementary school Gratter Building in Lakewood. The guard Mr. Daniel Santos wrote a letter of appreciation to the benefactor of the building Mrs. Kupperman how he is greeted with kindness and appreciation from the students and cant count how many times he hears the word thank you. He notes the children are a reflection of the kuppermans whose legacy is carried on and demonstrated by the mannerism love and kindness from the faces of the children and faculty.
In response to the article in the Yated, Mr. Santos followed up with a thank you in a Facebook post.

 "I wish to thank the Jewish newspaper in Lakewood NJ for the kind words they printed about me. The security position, that I feel was a blessing to obtain, is very rewarding in many ways. Even though I’m Catholic, a mutual respect between our religion, culture and language has formed and for that, I’m grateful. Guarding our Treasures was written by Mr. Hisiger and I thank him from the bottom of my heart. It’s truly my pleasure to watch over the children, thank you."

Hamodia: A Tribute to Rabbi Reuven Bauman Z"L

Hamodia.com (NEW YORK) - by Rafael Hoffman
 The petirah of Rabbi Reuven Bauman, z”l, 35, was a tragedy that captured the attention and hearts of Klal Yisrael. Thousands followed the events in the news, many davened on his behalf, and dozens of people from organizations and communities around the country put aside their daily lives to take part in the search effort to locate his body.

The six days between his disappearance into waves of a Virginia beach and when he was finally brought to kever Yisrael brought Jews of disparate stripes together, bound by a heartbreaking cause.

Yet, behind the emotional news story of an elementary-school rebbi whose last earthly act was to save a child in his charge is the story of a phenomenal man, who in his short life touched many other lives. With gentle middos, an infectious ahavas Hatorah, and a genuine sense of respect and caring for his fellow Jew, he connected to young and old, sharing his knowledge and love of Torah in and out of the classroom.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood July 15, 2019

-Shulman - Gabioff at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
 -Anemer - Landau at Lake Terrace Hall 
-Stern - Stohl at Ne'emas Hachaim Hall
-Vort: Hachosson Benzi Farhi to Hakallah Aliza Azoolay bas R' Moshe at Tashbar hall  82 Oak Street 7:30 pm
 -Vort: Hachsson Yanky Gutman to Hakallah Nava Jaffe at Madison Manor Hall, 401 Madison Avenue Lakewood 7:30 pm

Possible Heatwave This weekend

The NWS  issued a hazardous weather outlook for the entire state.
Keep in mind Sunday is the fast day of 17 Tamuz.

"Excessive heat is possible from Wednesday through Saturday Heat Index values near of above 100 degrees will be possible Wednesday and Thursday, potentially reaching as high as 110 degrees Friday and Saturday."
There is a  possibility of heavy rain and flooding Wednesday night through Thursday,

New York Education Commissioner Elia Resigning

Hamodia: - New York state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, under whose tenure the Education Department has sought to enact strict oversight of private-school and yeshiva curricula, suddenly announced her resignation Monday. The resignation, reported by Politico NY’s Anna Gronewald, is effective at the end of August, and caught the Board of Regents by surprise.

Body of R' Reuvain Bauman Z"L Found

Hook up for Levaya in NJ at 4:00 pm
 605-313-5739 Code 582493

712-770-4160 code 271789#
Levaya in Norfolk, VA  will take place 10:30 AM at the B'nai Israel Congregation, 420 Spotswood Avenue.  The Aron will fly to NJ  Levaya at the  King Solomon Cemetery Clifton NJ.  Shiva will take place in Norfolk and Monsey  at 183 McNamara Road, New Hempstead, NY, 10977  starting Tuesday morning. Shachris 8:00. Mincha/Maariv at 8:10

BDE: The body of Rabbi Reuven Bauman Z''L has been found in the waters off North Carolina near False Cape State Park  at the Virginia beach border  by the Misaskim division of Baltimore enabling him to be brought to kevura. The area is 3 miles south from where he was pulled in by a rip tide and drowned.

 A Levaya will take place tomorrow  first in Norfolk followed by  the  Kevura in King Solomon Cemetery Clifton NJ details TBA.
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TNZBH  המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Search and rescue crews found a body in the ocean near False Cape Sunday afternoon that officials believe is a teacher who went missing in the water earlier this week. Virginia Beach officials say they found the body around 2:15 p.m.
Joel Rubin, CEO of Rubin Communications Group tells 10 On Your Side that Rabbi Alexander Haber from B’Nai Israel Synagogue in Norfolk positively identified the body found as Rabbi Bauman.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood July 14, 2019

-Simkin -  Cohen at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
-Beilus -  Klugman Ateres Reva hall
-Krupnik -  Fisher at Ne'emas Hachaim Hall
-Vort: Hachosson  Kivi Cohen to Hakallah Faigy Friedman bas R' Shlomo at Ateres Malka, 140 Lehigh Ave, Lakewood 6:30 pm

-Parlor meeting yeshiva Tiferes Chaim at 1948 Powder Horn Rd toms River, NJ 8:00 pm
Kosson Lakewood Yartzeit seuda of  Bal Ateres Tzvi M'Ziditshoiv Zy"a at 1195 N Maple Ave, Tpms River  Mincha 7:15 pm