Sunday, November 30, 2014



TONIGHT, Sunday November 30
Ateres Chana (Bais Faiga Hall) 
Reception: 9pm
Program: 10 pm

Rosh Yeshiva Telz Riverdale




Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Schools promise to end acceptance process by Rosh Chodesh Adar

No more procrastinating, in an effort to avoid aggravation, agmas nefesh, and tzaar, regarding school registration some mosdos are implementing a new system. They agreed to start registration by December 29th or 7 Teves and send out acceptance letters no later than Rosh Chodesh Adar. The boys and girls schools will than work with a Vaad of asskanim that will make sure each and every Lakewood child is placed in a school. Due to the limited space in Lakewood classrooms, parents are asked to apply to multiple schools. A similar system was put in place previously for the high schools, now lets hope some positive changes will come about to the elementary schools.
Participating schools:
Bais Faiga                               Cheder Bnei Torah
Bais Rivka Rochel                   Lakewood Cheder
Bais Tova                                Bais Hatorah
Bnos Devora                           Yeshiva Ketana
Bnos Melech                            Ohr Hatorah
Orchos Chaim                          Shagas Aryeh 
Bnos Orchos Chaim                 YTT         
Masores Bnos Yisrael             Toras aaron  
Tiferes Bais yaakov                 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Asifa TONIGHT, Thursday, November 20th Harav Yitzchok Sorotzkin Shlita at Khal Zichron yaakov


TONIGHT,  Thursday, November 20th

Harav Yitzchok Sorotzkin Shlita 
will be speaking at 
9:00 pm  followed by Tehilim and Marriv.

at Khal Zichron Yaakov
(Rav Gissinger's Shul)
175 Sunset Road


Additional parking available at the NPGS Shopping Center

L'zchur Refuah Shelaima for  Beruriah Bas Chana

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Local Community Mourns Loss Of Rabbi Killed In Israeli Synagogue Attack

By Cleve Bryan
LAKEWOOD Twp., NJ (CBS) – An Orthodox Jewish community is mourning the loss of a rabbi with ties to Lakewood Township who was killed in an Israeli synagogue attack.
Rabbi Moshe Twersky only lived in Lakewood for a short time but his son Rafael Twersky is a student at the rabbinical college.
Lakewood Committeeman Meir Lichtenstein went to Rafael Twersky’s home early Tuesday morning as names were released of the victims in Jerusalem attack.
“Well I walked into the apartment and he was just crying,” says Lichtenstein who tried to console the younger Twersky and help him make travel arrangements to attend his father’s burial.
Tuesday afternoon he delivered a statement from Rabbi Moshe Twersky’s widowed wife:
“He was a most remarkable, beloved husband, father and grandfather

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Atzeres tefilah Tonight

 In light of this morning’s tragic events in Eretz Yisroel, an Atzeres Tefillah will be held in Lakewood tonight. The event, arranged by Agudah, will take place at 7:50 p.m. in Ateres Riva. ‎500 summer Avenue
Divrei Hisorirus will be he heard from Rav Yeruchim Olshin Shlita
Live hook up from Rav Avraham Schor and Rav Elya Brudny  at Brooklyn Asifa.Maariv and Tehillim at 9:00. 
Call in number: 212-444-1323 ext. 9.  

Terror in Har Nof hits close to home.

NJ12 news Video One of the three Americans that were among those killed in an attack Tuesday at a synagogue in Israel has ties to New Jersey.  U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki identified the three U.S. citizens as Mosheh Twersky, Aryeh Kupinsky and Cary William Levine.
Twersky has a son, Rafael Twersky, that that lives and studies in Lakewood, according to township’s mayor. The victim’s son has reportedly already left for the funeral in Israel.

Monday, November 17, 2014

High taxes forcing rental prices to shoot up, now topping $1300 +utilities

How can a newlywed young couple afford to rent an apartment in Lakewood?. The price for a 3 BR basement is going for $1250. Its not plain greed or supply and demand, rather, the huge tax increases imposed on the tzibbur, is leaving homeowners with no choice but to raise the rent. If we keep going this way, we will price ourselves out of our homes and force couples to look and move elsewhere. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

New school acceptance vaad in formation

A new Vaad is forming to help make sure all Lakewood children are accepted in a school before the next school year. After pressure from gevirim and others, askanim got together to set up a committee that will oversee the school registration process. Time will tell if anything will come of this. For now lets give them a shot.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

School registration season begins

Its the time of year new parents dread, applications for the coming school year.  The registration process usually begins a few weeks after Sukkos. Some schools promised to push it off until after chanukah. The system as is, contributes to the problem resulting in many parents not knowing if they have a school until literally the beginning of the new school year. While parents apply now, they dont always receive an answer and they are strung along for 6- 8 months. Some schools request an immediate answer from parents to reply,  while the more established schools have the luxury of not responding to an application. Parents than find themselves humiliated, at the mercy of school administrators and askanim pleading for their child to be accepted. The path to a child's chinuch should not begin like this. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

בא שבת בא מנוחה

Following a tumultuous election week, non stop campaigning, robo calls, letters, flyers and what not, The olam is looking to put that public battle behind them. The shtut was thrust into a bitter election that was full of divisiveness and machlokes. It is time to focus on how to move forward and take lessons from what was learnt. There are many pressing issues and concerns affecting the tzibbur that must be addressed and can not be ignored. There is no reason to wait again until the next election cycle to bring up the issues with more broken promises pushing it off again and again. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Bell beats Booker in Ocean county, but not in Lakewood vote

Jeff   BELL       57.41%  78,911
Cory BOOKER 40.28%  55,365
Jeff Bell beat Cory Booker in Ocean county by 17% But in unzer heiliger shtut Booker won by 12%.
Lakewood results 
Cory Booker 55.89%  
 Jeff Bell  43.08% 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

All 43 districts reporting....Coles and Delia win Seats on Township committee, BOE Gonzalez,Weinberger, Friedman

Lakewood results
Cory Booker 55.89%  
Jeff Bell  43.08% 
                                       Percent Votes
Steven LANGERT (REP) 24.95% 6,467
Michael J. D'ELIA (REP) 33.10% 8,579
Raymond COLES (DEM) 27.74% 7,189
Moshe RAITZIK (DEM) 13.81% 3,579
WRITE-IN                           0.39% 101

Member of the Board of Ed. Lakewood Twp
                                       Percent Votes
Ada I. GONZALEZ           25.76% 7,621
Carl FINK                          8.59% 2,543
Joshua WEINBERGER 20.73% 6,135
Aasim JOHNSON               5.94% 1,757
Yechezkel M. SEITLER       7.90% 2,337
Menachem FRIEDMAN 19.96% 5,907
Tracey TIFT                     10.53% 3,115
WRITE-IN                           0.58% 173

Monday, November 3, 2014

Other races not getting much attention

With all the noise surrounding the election for township committee, the BOE elections and senate are not getting much attention. It is the BOE who decides how much of  the tax dollars will be spent on education. Lets not forget the recent cuts to busing and the $30 million referendum added to the tax payers.The igud endorsement is without any explanation, do your own research. On the senate race the olam is divided over supporting a pro toaiva candidate.

Vote with your seichel and tax bill

Many are frustrated not knowing who to vote for.  The tzibbur should be allowed to decide on their own what is in their best interest when voting for any candidate. The vaad rightfully can decide what is best for them, while the tzibbur can decide what is best for them. candidate Moishe Raitzik as a newcomer should be a good choice bringing a fresh face to the committee. Many are frustrated with the non stop increases in property taxes and can not afford to live or buy a house in Lakewood. Incumbents have been here for too long to claim this has nothing to do with them. There are many different groups that have personal interests. The only way for a united voice is, if everyone feels equally represented. Until than the olam will vote based on what they believe is in their best interest. Unfortunately the klal has not had an opportunity to hear from all the candidates and make an informed and educated decision on who to vote for.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Senator Booker Tov eats milchig Melava malka in lakewood

US senator Cory Booker whos a frequent visitor loves the Lakewood food establishments. The senator is here so often, he will soon run for Township committee. The raid is Cory went into Judaica plaza and asked for a certain type of כתובה  for siddur kiddushin which of course they dont carry.