Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sanz Rebbe to visit Lakewood

Sanz  Klausenberg Rebbe from eretz yisrael will be coming to Lakewood during his upcoming stay in the USA. Details to be announced once the Rebbe arrives, he is coming to visit his mother who is not well.

Baltimore women still in critical condition after being struck by bus in Lakewood on Shabbos

LAKEWOOD —A Baltimore woman who spent Shabbos in Lakewood to attend a Kiddush in honor of the birth of her great-niece, was struck by a NJ Transit bus and remained hospitalized in critical condition on Sunday, authorities said.  Please daven for Devorah Sarah bas Basya May she have a refuah sheleima. Debra Dopkin, 68, of Pikesville, Maryland, was walking in an unknown direction on Route 9 when she was struck by a NJ Transit bus that was traveling southbound on the highway and turning to head east on 6th Street, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Al Della Fave said. Dopkin was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune,

BINA Lakewood reception

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Please continue to help a local mishpacha

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There is an upstanding ehrliche family of 12 who have been evicted form their homes! The father, a reputable mechaber seforim, is trying valiantly to keep the finances together, but due to health issues he is unable to hold down a job. If the bank is not paid off soon, the family will be continue to be homeless.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hopefully something more exciting than the primary elections

Thank You Chaveirim

Someone spilled a bucket full of nails on Monmouth Avenue. This is the second such incident this week. Chaveirim & LFD cleaned up Monmouth ave after the bucket of nails was spilled there LPD is investigating. 

LPD release

Updated: Today's threat to faculty & students at the Oak Street School was unfounded.
At approximately 10am this morning we were advised that a bomb threat was made regarding the Oak Street School.
At this time all students and personnel have been safely evacuated and moved to a remote location.
An active investigation is underway and more information will be released when it becomes available.
Anyone with information regarding this threat is urged to contact the Lakewood Police Department at 732-363-0200.

JCP&L upgrades infastructure to minimize power outages in Lakewood

With the upcoming hot summer months expected to produce higher electric usage, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed numerous projects and inspections across its 13-county service area to enhance service reliability.  The work included upgrading transmission and substation equipment, upgrading circuits and modernizing distribution equipment, and trimming trees along 1,500 miles of distribution and transmission lines. Modernizing circuits in Lakewood by implementing automatic circuit switching to transfer customers to adjacent circuits and minimize outages.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Groupon: $35 -$50 For $100 Dinner For 2 At Prime Ninety Five In Lakewood, NJ

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015, 8:24 am
Groupon: $35 -$50 For $100 Dinner For 2 At Prime Ninety Five In Lakewood, NJ!
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Groupon: $35-$50 For $100 Dinner For 2 At Prime Ninety Five In Lakewood, NJ
Purchase either:
-$100 for Dinner for 2 valid Monday through Thursday for $35-$50.
-$100 for Dinner for 2 valid Sunday for $38.50-$55.

N.J. is one of the most expensive places to rent in the country, new study says

The roughly one-third of New Jersey households comprised of tenants face rents that rank among the most costly in the nation, according to a new report, which shows only California, the District of Columbia, Hawaii and New York are less affordable than the Garden State.

A renter in New Jersey must earn $25.17 an hour — or $52,347 a year — to afford the average fair-market rate of $1,309 for a two-bedroom rental, according to the annual report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition.  The report, which defines affordability as a tenant not spending more than 30 percent of their income on rent and utilities, has ranked New Jersey among the top five most expensive places to rent in the country for years.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Gourgous weather compliments Yom Tov

Shavuos in Lakewood is always a beautiful Yom Tov with many guests parents and in-laws spending time with family. Unlike previous years of heatwaves and rain, the weather was perfect. Crowds walked all over town visiting and eating by friends and family, a true simchas yom tov.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Zmanim for Lakewod Shavuos 5775

חזו בני חביבי דמשתכחין בצערא דילהון ועסקין בחדוותא דילי
Shabbos bamidbar
Hadlokas neiros  7:53
Shkia  8:11
 Yom Tov
Tzais Motzei Shabbos 9:14
Alos Hashachar Shavuos morning 3:53 Netz 5:34

VIDEO- Pride of the farm Milk, Mashgiach

Pride of the farm milk the milk Lakewood drinks best tasting long lasting.

Watch: Milk carousel at Kreiders dairy farm

Photos: Shavuos preparations around town

Bais medrash Kol Arye previous year

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Chesed of Lakewood

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, a beautiful makom Torah

Lakewood only town in NJ shore that added residents from 2010- 2014

U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday showed. owns at the Jersey Shore lost thousands of residents during the first part of the decade, while urban areas like Jersey City, Hoboken and Newark braced for an influx,  In Monmouth and Ocean counties, 35 towns added residents; 51 towns lost residents. And only one – Lakewood – was among the 25 towns in New Jersey that added the most people from 2010 to 2014. It gained 2,222 people during that time.

אשר בחר בנו מכל העמים ונתן לנו את תורתו

Senator Singer met yesterday with Rabbi Ryback and Rabbi Holland.  to hear about all the educational opportunities Torah Umesorah provides to the children here and the support it provides to teachers.

Northern Ocean county including Lakewood now in a moderate drought

With no rain and dry weather More of northern Ocean County is now abnormally dry than a week ago, and part of northwestern New Jersey is now in a moderate drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. State Climatologist David A. Robinson last week called the dry spell worrisome.
As of Tuesday, 55.46 percent of the Garden State is abnormally dry and 11.51 percent is in a moderate drought, according to the monitor. Despite the largely dry weather, reservoir levels in northeastern New Jersey are still close to normal but are largely sinking, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection.

Erev Shavuos traffic alert- AAA projects highest travel volume for weekend

This year, AAA is projecting the highest travel volume for the holiday weekend in the last 10 years with 37.2 million Americans planning a Memorial Day trip. The vast majority of travelers will be hitting the road, with nearly 90 percent of people driving to their destinations.

Most drivers will likely pay the lowest Memorial Day gas prices in at least five years. Today's national average price of gas is $2.66, $1.00 less than the average price on Memorial Day last year.

Nice weather over 3 days of Yom Tov

Nice weather over the 3 day Yom tov of Shavuos 

SHABBOS mostly Sunny. Highs near 70. Lows near 50.

SUNDAY  first day YT
Mostly sunny skies. Highs near 78. Lows near 58.

MONDAY 2nd day YT
Partly sunny with a few showers. Highs near 80. Lows near 62.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Flowers for Shavuos

-Pipo Flowers 392 Clifton will have a tent in the parking lot fully stocket with ready made bouquets and arrangements

-Pearl blau learning center- Flowers for Shavuos available Erev Yom Tov all NPGS locations, Feldmans, Corner of second all BMG batei midrashim from 12:30-2:30 pm. Mikva 1101 Madison from 1:00pm and on

-Set your table- Vases and fresh Flowers- Chateu plaza
-Sweitzer candy- Fresh Flowers Thursday and Friday starting at $10
-Gift Gallery silk arrangements 375 Monmouth
-Autumn creations 134 Autumn road Thursday 10-8 Friday 10-2 
-Shop Rite Howell

At the RCCS lakewood Dinner

BFG comes to Lakewood plan to hire over 100 high paid employees

The  Brooklyn Financial Group opened a office in Lakewood they plan to hire at least 100 new, high-paid workers. 

Rav Dovid Feinstein visits the Para aduma

Rav Dovid Feinstein shlita was in Lakewood yesterday for a parlor meeting. Prior to that he stopped off at the Para Aduma in Howell to see it first hand. The Rosh yeshiva met the owner Mr. Herb Cellar and gave a bracha that we should be zoche that the cow will be used for the Bais Hamikdosh.

Coming to Lakewood for Shavuos? heavy traffic as memorial day weekend begins

If your going to spend Shavuos in Lakewood keep in mind this Friday Erev Yom Tov is also  the start of memorial day weekend. Its the official beginning of the summer travel season and many are expected to head down to the Jersey shore. The Garden State Parkway will probably be congested with shore traffic you may want to use route 9 as an alternate to the GSP. 

Lakewooders fed daily dose of Yellow Journalisim

Every mundane news story is a "BREAKING" one, a car was submerged it did not say which lake so everyone assumed it was in Lake Carasaljo and who knows what happened. The constant updates and breaking text alerts for minor stupidities and non news items has become a norm. A car fire somewhere on the GSP, a press release of some law enforcement parade etc..  Hopefully The Tzibbur is not buying into this. 

Yeshivas Ner Moshe Dinner at Neemas Hachaim hall

Video - Zemiros group at the RCCS Dinner

Police trying to determine how a car ended up in a lake at Shenandoah park

 Police are trying to determine how a car ended up in a lake at Shenandoah Park and are seeking the public's help. 
Officers responded to the section of the park near South Clover Street just before 5 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a car in the water, said DSgt. Greg Staffordsmith. Members of the Lakewood First Aid Dive team entered the car, a 2014 Hyundai Elantra submerged in about 5 feet of water, and found no one inside. No one had come forward to report an injury as of early Tuesday night, Staffordsmith also said.

Kaliver Rebbe by Rosh Chodesh Tish in Lakewood

Monday, May 18, 2015

Today is Rosh Chodesh Sivan a gutten chodesh!

                                   ויחן שם ישראל נגד ההר -כאיש אחד בלב אחד
Rosh Chodesh Sivan is distinguished as the day on which the Jewish people arrived and camped before Mount Sinai. May we have that same achdus as we ready for kabbolas haTorah.

After Obama ban, will Lakewood have to rid itself of military ammo and other donated equipment?

From .50-caliber weapons to grenade launchers, President Barack Obama said he will limit military equipment available to local police agencies.  Many local Police dept's have ammo that wouldn't be allowed under the new order. The president will enact recommendations made by a group which included New Jersey State Police. The group's report was critical of equipment that isn't necessary and sends the wrong message to the community. Are those cool Israeli weapons allowed?

NJ Education commissioner to visit Lakewood today

New Jersey Education Commissioner David C. Hespe is coming Tuesday to visit  the school district. Officials and askanim plan to meet with him in hopes of securing more state aid funneled back to the Lakewood Taxpayers to offset the rising school budget and to bridge the gap so we can retain courtesy busing.

Audio: Arutz Sheva interviews Lakewood families visiting & Herb Celler owner of the Para Aduma

 Arutz sheva Israel radio interviews Mr. Herb Cellar owner of the Para Adumah and Lakewood famalies visiting the red cow.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Voice of lakewood hosts carnival for the community

Celebrating 10 years serving the tzibbur TVOL is hosting a free carnival in Pine park Today Sunday may, 17, 2015 from 1pm- 6pm.  The Twins from France will be performing at 1, 3, and 5 pm.

Lakewood youngerman was chavrusah with victim of Amtrak train derailment

On the Oorah auction radiothon it was learned that a Lakewood youngerman was a Torahmate with Mr. Justin Zemser a 21 year old navy midshipman  who was killed in the Amtrak train derailment. They were set up through the Oorah's chavrusah program.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Judge orders subpoena in fire commissioner case

A judge set a court date of May 19th to hear the case on certain ballots that were submitted during the recent elections for Fire Commissioner. The Judge issued subpoenas to those who delivered incomplete votes to the board of elections.

BMG Shabbos of Chizuk Central Avenue Neighborhood with the RoshYeshiva

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Jackson PD conduct traffic enforcement in specific areas

 The tzibur going shopping should be aware of traffic enforcement near the co-op there is increased police activity in some areas  as officers conduct traffic enforcement in specific areas in response to residents complaints of  speeding vehicles and overweight trucks . 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Very High Pollen count in Lakewood over next few days

 The  Pollen numbers for Lakewood are very high. Today it is at 11.3 Another day of a high humidity and even higher temperatures coupled with high levels of tree pollen — particularly for oak, birch and maple trees — means itchy, watery eyes and irritated noses will be the norm.  

Video- Hatzolah of lakewood 2015 presentation - back to life

At Agudas Yisroel Dinner

Monday, May 11, 2015

Fund set up to help local family

                                               DONATE HERE
$21,746 raised by 361 people in 7 days 4% funded  23 days left $300,000 goal.

Dear fellow Lakewood Residents, 
I am writing this letter as a long-time resident of our wonderful Ihr Hatorah V'Chesed (community) of Lakewood NJ. Everyone knows of the tough financial situation the community has been facing the last few years. I used to be the proud manager

Lakewood, NJ tops list of family-oriented cities

Lakewood is not that bad a place after all! RealtyTrac®, the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data did a study for those looking for a place that is in a family-friendly location, full of other budding families and children. By analyzing population data, the new study ranked cities based on their under-five-year-old populations. 
Topping the list was Lakewood, New Jersey, which has a population of 91,423 – 17.6 percent of which was children under five years old.
Zip City, State Population Under 5 2014 Median Property Value 
08701 Lakewood, New Jersey 91,423 17.6% $272,246

Video- Grenade story on Eyewitness news ABC 7

Politicians should visit local stores too

Its a common scene a Politician comes to visit instead of meeting the locals at the bagel store or the supermarket they are brought to a specific school or institution for a nice photo-op. They dont get to interact with the common folk and many times they are under the belief that those who they meet are officially representative of the Lakewood Tzibbur. While all institutions are important and part of the community many times the issues pertaining to the residents and tax payers are not addressed at all.

Aleksander Rebbe visits Rachmastrivka Cheder

Photo credit: Lakewood Neias.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

NJ senator could not attend Dinner

  Due to an illness in the family  Senator Cory Booker [D-NJ] was not able to attend the Annual Agudah Dinner the senator tweeted "I am so sorry I could not make it, my grandmother's health has taken a serious turn. I flew out to say goodbye."

Hatzolah carnival today part of two day fundraiser event

Carnival for the entire family from 11:30 am- 5:30 pm @ Lake Terrace Hall

Great white shark passing nearby at the Jersey shore you can track it live as it travels north

The media is infatuated with the great white shark mary lee which is making a trip up the coast along the Jersey shore. The shark is tagged and you can track it live on this website  as it makes its way north. It is currently between silverton and point pleasant beach about ten miles offshore.

Watch: Lag Baomer fire at Harmony Park- Belz Kehilla

An urgent safety message from Hatzolah

Friday, May 8, 2015

שבת פרשת אמור

Shabbos Parshas Emor,  Candel lighting -7:40 Shkia- 7:58 MS-9:12 (72).
 Weather- Increasing amounts of sun 74F/61F Precip:25% Have A Wonderful Shabbos!
Sefira on shabbos is 35.

Aleksander rebbe schedule for Shabbos in lakewood

No way N.J. drivers will pump their own gas, officials say

NJ Don't worry, New Jerseyans who can't be bothered to get out of your cars: You're not going to have to pump your own gas any time soon. The legislature in Oregon — the only other state that bans self-serve gas — is considering a bill that would allow residents in more than half its counties to pump their own gas. But the people who make the law in New Jersey are not planning anything similar.

Dayan Decries חלול שבת

BMG Shabbos of Chizuk Fourteenth St. & East Seventh/ Ridge Neighborhood

Two former NJ mayors will say divrei Torah at Aguda dinner

Former Lakewood Mayor Miller and former Newark Mayor Cory Booker will be honored at the upcoming national Dinner of Agudath Israel of America. Senator Booker is the featured guest speaker, the question remains which mayor will say a better Dvar Torah.
(HT- twitter Ad Motzen)

Stores expand hours and delivery service post ShopRite

What competition can do! Some local grocery stores are expanding their hours and adding delivery to service their customers. The NPGS in Jackson will have late Friday hours and be open until 6 p.m. Erev Shabbos. Other stores are now equipped with refrigerated delivery trucks keeping the food from spoiling during the summer months deliveries.

Twins from France weekly Lakewood raffle

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Chaveirim to the rescue

Chaveirim rescue cats and Dogs too

40 dogs rescued from abandoned Lakewood home

  LAKEWOOD - Rescue crews found 40 dogs in an abandoned home on Spruce Street in Lakewood Thursday. According to rescue group Husky House, the dogs were found inside a house that was covered in feces and urine. They say Hazmat crews even found some dogs living in the walls of the building. The owners of the home have not been found. The dogs are being taken to a veterinarian to be examined.
 Update from Husky House 

עיר התורה והחסידות

Catching up to its sister city of Bnei Brak- thousands attend Lag B'omer hadlakos in Lakewood by Breslov, Stolin, Skver, Chateu, Whispering pines, Rachmastrivke, kreshevsky, Khal Chasidim, Strulowitz, Rav Shimano, Belz, other shteiblach, and Alexander rebbe from EY
Hadlaka Stolin Bais Medrash
(Ocean County Sheriff 911 photos)

Prime 95 restaurant Promo video

Twins from France visit Yussies deli give out Pogs to fans in Golden fluff promotion

Get your free Bow and Arrow

Free bows and arrows  at Toys For Thought (Clifton and 3rd street) today starting at 11 am. Enter a raffle to win one of four  25 dollar gift certificates.

Spend $5 at Lets YO of Howell in Target plaza and receive a Bow in Arrow must bring in ad from Lakewood shopper.

Minyan Shelanu Lag B'omer bonfire tonight in Pine Park 7:00 pm

Chai rotel mashke in front of Satmar shul lekovod lag B'omer

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

מדורות ל"ג בעומר‬‎

Live feed of MIRON
מדורות ל"ג בעומר Lakewood Wednesday night 
677  8th street 9:10 pm  בית מדרש קרישבסקי
2 Milano corner East Kennedy ביהמ''ד שמן למנחה
 6th Street between Madison and Forest ביהמ''ד ברסלב
 7th street corner Cornelius ביהמ''ד סטאלין

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Exit 11 from NJ turnpike to GSP shut down traffic use alternate route

Those coming to NJ from NY keep in mind the As of 3:14 pm, there's Emergency maintenance and an Overturned tractor trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike outer roadway southbound ramp to Interchange 11 - Garden State Parkway in Woodbridge Twp. closed to traffic. 

Aleksander Rebbe Coming To Lakewood for Lag Baomer

Monday, May 4, 2015

Hot weather in the forecast- danger of wild fires leading up to Lag Baomer

Ready for some heat? Well above normal temperatures are coming this week and will soar into the 80s. Could someone hit 90 degrees somewhere in the east? Those near the water will see cooler temps as the ocean remains cold. With spring wildfire season under way, the New Jersey Forest Fire Service urges the public to be extra cautious when outdoors in order to reduce the risk of fires.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Hespedim for Rav Shmuel Vozner zatzal

Low flying helicopters to conduct inspections of electric lines for JCP&L

To avoid rumors or calls to police headquarters about “suspicious low flying black helicopters” during the next couple of weeks, please refer to the following:
Scheduled to begin on May 4th, a company contracted by JCP&L will be conducting Spring Transmission Aerial Patrol. These inspections are scheduled to begin on May 4th and typically require two weeks to complete depending on weather conditions.
The helicopter will be flying slowly (20-30 mph) along the lines and may hover at any time for closer inspection. The helicopter scheduled for these patrols will be black with red letters.

One killed in Jackson crash 3 others hospitalized

 Update- The driver has reportedly been released and the passenger is being held for observations due to abdominal injuries.
JACKSON – One person died Sunday morning in a two-car crash at Cedar Swamp Road by Glory's near the exit to 195 Jackson police said. The road remains closed while authorities investigate. From the APP – A 68-year-old Jackson man died Sunday after two cars collided at Cedar Swamp Road and West Commodore Boulevard, authorities said.

James G. McCarthy died at the intersection after a 2014 Toyota Rav4 collided with a 2015 Toyota Highlander at 10:18 a.m., said Al Della Fave, spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. McCarthy was a passenger in the Rav4, he said.

Lakewood Emerges as Leading Kosher Market with Three New Stores to Open

Koshertoday Lakewood NJ – The relocation of the ShopRite to nearby Howell last week caused quite a stir in the community and in the media, but the real story is the store that will replace the supermarket. Gourmet Glatt, with stores in Cedarhurst and Boro Park, is reported to be one of three large independent kosher supermarkets that will open in Lakewood in the next 12-18 months. The other two will be Evergreen of Monsey, NY and Seasons which currently has four stores in Queens, Long Island and Manhattan. Kosher food manufacturers and distributors are not surprised by this development because Lakewood NJ along with Monsey NY are two of the fastest growing kosher communities in the nation. It is estimated that of a population of 100,000 in Lakewood, nearly 60,000 are Jewish and almost all kosher consumers. Sources say that as many as 900 new families moved into the community in 2014, a number that is likely to repeat itself in 2015. What began in the 1940’s as a sleepy Yeshiva community, led by Beth Medrash Govoha, founded by the venerable sage Rabbi Aharon Kotler, in a largely wooded area, has emerged as a major community for Orthodox Jews.

Some in the kosher industry say that sales to Lakewood have increased by nearly 50% over the last five years, by far replacing other communities with declining Jewish populations. The prospect is for continued growth which is why the industry experts expect that the new stores will do well, perhaps at the expense of several smaller mom-pop stores.

Industry sources say that ShopRite with their Kosher Experience stores in many locations including the Marboro store which is 15 miles away, is one of the leading chains when it comes to kosher. Its 90,000 square foot new store in Howell will still carry a broad variety of kosher foods, though not as extensive as their Kosher Experience stores. One industry source said that the ShopRite decision was “purely economics.” He noted: “They recognized that kosher customers tended to use the store for the discounted items but did a good deal of their shopping at one of the other kosher stores.” They may also have calculated that with the arrival of the large kosher independents the competition would become even tougher. There are approximately a dozen kosher stores in Lakewood with the largest being NPGS which has three stores in the community. Other stores include Shloimy’s, Kosher Village, Farm Fresh, Kosher West, and Quality. For Lakewood shoppers who already face traffic congestion on many thoroughfares, the emerging retail landscape in the community will no doubt offer unprecedented choices.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Board of Education vacancy​

The Lakewood Board of Education is seeking applications for a vacancy on the Board of Education. The person filling the vacancy will serve until the Board’s Annual Organization meeting in early January 2016. New Jersey law requires that to be a Board of Education member, a person must: (a) be a citizen and resident of the district and shall have been such for at least one year immediately preceding the appointment; (b) be able to read and write; (c) be registered to vote in the district and not disqualified as a voter; and (d) not been convicted of a disqualifying criminal offense.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Zmanim שבת פרשת אחרי מות-קדושים

Hadlukas Haniros - 7:33  Sefiras Haomer on Shabbos: 28
 Shkia 7:52
Motzei Shabbos - 8:53
Ah Gutten  Shabbos!

Half price on Kokosh at Hershey's bakery

In honor of the 11th anniversary of  Hershey's Bakery in Lakewood, they are having a sale today  50% off their famous kokosh cake. Bakery is Located at the Grebow shopping center Rt 9.