Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Why In Monsey they avoided a monitor in Lakewood they cant

In Ramapo the askanim were able to stave off a State monitor that would have override the decisions of a democratically elected school board. In Lakewood the state appointed monitor continues his authoritarian rule by overruling the democratic elected school board. Why cant Lakewood fix the problem. The answer is simple there are a powerful few yechidim who use and abuse the koach haTzibur for their own personal gain. These self appointed askanim reach out to the politicians as if they were appointed by the  tzibbur promising to deliver the Lakewood voting block. In turn they get personal favors from these politicians who assume they are helping the community, but in reality are only enriching the powerful few. There is no unified front or concerted effort to put negius and money aside and work for the betterment of the ENTIRE Lakewood tzibbur. Until that happens things will continue to get worse. The tax payers must let the elected officials know once and for all they must pay attention to the voters not to the self appointed representatives.

Lakewood courtesy busing deal dead

APP LAKEWOOD – The school district's transportation budget shortfall could soar to $8 million now that leaders of the township's Orthodox Jewish private schools have abandoned plans to stagger their start times.

It was only two months ago that a cross-section of community leaders hailed the scheduling change as a major breakthrough. Prompted by a $5.6 million budget shortfall, the move was expected to save $3 million in courtesy, or non-mandatory, busing costs by making it possible for fewer buses to transport the same number of schoolchildren.

Old Cheder building to be razed

The current state of the old Lakewood Cheder building is deemed unsafe and looks like crews are reading it for demolition.

Sad, Hillary did more for Lakewood than Christie

 Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton helped get the Govt grants that fund Chemed and LRRC. She was a NY senator at the time. On the other Chris Christie, who officially launched his campaign for the 2016 Republican nomination for president despite getting 75% of the Lakewood vote while he ran for Governor did not deliver the goods. Frustrations continue with the state as Lakewood does not get its fair share of funds from the state. Property taxes are sky high, Courtesy Busing is still up in the air and state officials have still to come to the aid of the Lakewood school district. To make maters worse the state appointed a monitor who overrules the power of a democratically elected school board.  Christies popularity in the garden state has plummeted in recent weeks. This may be a microcosm for how their campaigns pan out.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Ad deadline for Ahavas Tzedaka

Dr. Shanik is a household name in the Lakewood community and surrounding areas. Together with his wife, the Shaniks are renowned for their accessibility and readiness to help at all hours and their deep concern for others. Ahavas Tzedakah was born out of this care and commitment to the growth of the community. 
Dr. Robert Shanik has been a popular pediatrician for over 35 years and currently runs a private practice in Lakewood, NJ, with offices in Toms River, Manahawkin, Howell, and Brick. 

Day camp begins

 The camp spirit is here. B'H the children get to enjoy and have fun. With the girls schools ending last week, the day camps have begun today. The boy schools too have a day camp program keeping the kinderlach busy in these long summer days. Thanks to the many morah's and single girls who provide  summer  fun for Lakewood's kinderlach. 

Video: Helicopter landing at Safety fair

Sunday, June 28, 2015

$40 for $100 Dinner for 2 at Prime Ninety Five in Lakewood NJ

Groupon is offering a $100 voucher for $50, for Dinner for 2 at Prime Ninety Five restaurant, located at 95 East Kennedy Boulevard – Lakewood Township, NJ. Even better, get an additional 20% off, with code: THANKU20 = Final total $40.

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Cannot be combined with any other offers. LINK

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Lakewood mishpachos visiting the Para Aduma

On erev shabbos Chukas many took the opportunity to go and see the Para Aduma, the red Heifer in Nearby Howell, NJ at the Celler farm.

Today Safety fair

Is there more to this story?

Posted in many shuls in lakewood over shabbos. 
Matzav.com spoke to Rav Yaakov Ephraim Forchheimer, senior posek at Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, NJ, .

Friday, June 26, 2015

What to do with the kids today

-The annual  farmival to benefit Hatzola will take place today at Glen Avenue (North) between Central Avenue and Knoll. from 12:30 - 5:00 PM

-Visit the Para Aduma off Squankum rd make a left at Bobs Deli by Oak Glen rd Celler farm is on the left side around 1.5 miles down.

-Enjoy one of the many Parks in Lakewood (while it is still not developed)

Transit ads now on the Lakewood Shuttle

 Ads on the bus with tznius sensitivities of the community!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Again the Tzibur loses out

A local vendor supposedly warned a dairy supplier not to give cheaper prices on certain dairy products, to competitors. As leverage the vendor would not carry their brands in his stores. The ones who loose out from this are the Tzibbur who can not afford the high food prices. 

Mr. Mayor- Township info should be posted on an official Township Website

A Video explaining the Tax reassessment was posted on a local website. The mayor said many residents reached out to the township demanding an explanation why there is a reassessment among other questions. The Mayor should have responded with an official YouTube video posted on a official township website. Its funny how a local site calls it exclusive while the information is pertaining to all taxpayers. Not everyone has access to these local sites. Its rumored that critics who posted critical comments about the site have had their IP's blocked.

Chasidishe bands enhancing Lakewood simchas last night

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bobov Rebbe visits Lakewood

On Sunday it was The Bobov 45 rebbe who came, yesterday the Bobover Rebbe (48) came for a Chasuna at Neemas Hachaim hall and then went to daven at the Bobov Shteebel in Lakewood.

Off to camp

 Many Lakewood mishpachos were seen in various parking lots loading buses, trucks and vans with luggage as the girls begin sleep away camp. In addition families are heading up to the Catskills to get away from the humidity and heat. Although bain hazmanim is a month away the summer quiet is settling in.

Summer kick off party

Petition calls for affordable grocery prices in Lakewood

While a few new stores plan to open in Lakewood  shoppers are hopefull the  prices would be affordable.
See it HERE
We, the people of Lakewood are desperate for a supermarket that will offer affordable prices in a convenient, nearby location. We don't need another fancy grocery store that will focus on selling expensive prepared foods and everyday groceries at convenience store prices.
KRM, we know good and well that you will be able to open an amazing supermarket as has been shown for many years in your current locations.
Please do us a favor (probably even a mitzvah) to the 99% of families that can't afford the current grocery pricing in Lakewood. 

Supermarket update

Evergreen Kosher put up a sign at the construction site advertising they will be opening soon in Lakewood. Seasons kosher market is said to be opening at the  newly constructed shopping center by the Woods on Cedarbridge Avenue. No word yet of an opening at the former ShopRite location rumored to be taken over by Gourmet Glatt. Aisle 9, is set to open its doors any day at the former Delta location Madison avenue and 10th street. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Video: Mayor explains reassessment

 Update: VIDEO was deleted from its source- Why would the mayor not put it on a official Lakewood Township website why does the township post a video on a private webblog that is rumored to block IP addresses from critics.
Despite what is said in the video most taxes will go up! There is currently inflated home prices that dont reflect the real  value. What will happen is a flood of  tax appeals that will once again have officials raise taxes even more.

E.Coli Concerns Prompt NJ Statewide Bottled Water Recall

The company that supplies Wegmans, ShopRite, 7-Eleven, Acme and others with bottled water has issued a recall because one of its source springs may be contaminated with E.coli. New Jersey stores that sell the recalled products include including Wegmans, ShopRite, 7-Eleven, Acme and more, according to recall notices. According to Niagara Bottling, the water was produced at the Hamburg and Allentown, Penn. facilities between 3 a.m. June 10 and 8 p.m. June 18. for more info read here.

Free $25 ticket to SCHI auction at Kolell budget

Free $25 ticket plus double your money with orders of $100+! All $300 orders will receive one free ticket in each prize ($725 value) in addition to the tickets that they ordered!
The School for Children with Hidden Intelligence in Lakewood, NJ epitomizes the gold standard in services for special needs children

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Will the yeshiva town lose its students?

Will the Yeshiva town loose its students?? this was a question in the current AMI magazine real estate issue. The article about Lakewood real estate basically concluded there is no place for youngeleit. The yeshiva student has very little recourse in todays market. They are simply being priced out of the market by others with more money. Contrary to what many real estate agents said in the article the chassidim that are moving to Lakewood are having a major effect on the market. Houses quadrupled in price within one year on the other side of Rt 70. Its simple math, They sell their home in Brooklyn for One million and can afford to buy a huge property with a pool and large yard for half the amount. There is price gouging as homes are artificially priced high. Agents are wooing many from Brooklyn to move to Lakewood. One agency has an agent in Brooklyn whose job is to lure people to Lakewood. The rising property taxes that are out of control is another reason why Lakewood is simply not affordable.

Check your receipt

All to often a local grocer has advertised sales on items both in ads and in store. Many times however the information is not entered into the computerized checkout system. Shoppers assume the sale price is applied but many times the original price is charged on the product. At times it will specifically say to tell the cashier but even regularly advertised sales prices  just don't show up. You must watch the cashier like a hawk otherwise you can get charged the non sale prices. The cashiers arent always clued in to the in store sale items. 
Its ironic that for hashgachos they insist on having 4 hechsheirim on a product but when it comes to yenems gelt they dont seem to care or be ehrlich about it.

Overturned ATV at New Central ave

Bobov 45 Rebbe coming today

Water fight at Lakewood BlueClaws’ Battle of the Badges Night

Watch Video below

Friday, June 19, 2015

BMG Shabbos of Chizuk parshas Korach Rt 9 South- Miller Road

Squankum Rd hitching spot moves over

Due to the construction currently on Squankum road the designated hitching spot has moved further down past the whispering pines development. 

Good news- New Mikva at New Hampshire unofficially open to the public

Hopefully this will alleviate the long wait at other mikvaos and put an end to the late night/ early morning appointments. The new Mikva tahara at New Hampshire near Rt 70 has unofficially opened  to the public for appointments. For appointments call the regular Lakewood mikvah number there will be a choice on the system for Madison or New Hampshire location.
Congregation Mikvah Taharah is located at 921 New Hampshire Avenue past Oak street a little after Salem street next to the E-Z Self Storage facility across from Andrew’s Corner luxury rental apartments near Route 70. 

Troubled waters at the Lake - an update

Follow up article from TVOL

BOE to fill two vacant seats tomorrow

Updated: MR. David Jacobovitch and Mr. Heriberto Rodriguez were voted in to fill the two vacated seats.
According to the Lakewood Township website ​ -without a public vote It is expected that the Board of Education will publicly interview and appoint two candidates at the upcoming meeting on Thursday, June 18, 2015.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Where are they?????

 Tax payers are angry!! Where is the VAAD who claim to help the tzibbur they always tell us who to vote for, now what? where are the politicians who are voted in to represent the interests of the Tzibbur.  Many bigwig politicians come to Lakewood for fundraising and votes but the interest of the taxpayers is never addressed. Governor Christie got three quarters of the vote despite the vaad endorsement of Corzine. Why is he still holding a grudge against the Lakewood taxpayers who voted for him? Is he still upset at the vaad?  dont punish the community because of a select few.

NO homebound bussing for private schools tomorrow

The BOE has informed all private schools that they will not provide busing or transportation for the way home from school tomorrow. It has to do with the shortened day schedule at the public schools. Expect grid lock as many will be carpooling at the same time. The town will shut down between 12 and 1 pm. This could have been avoidable but the incompetence and self interest of others has led to this. Some schools will have early dismissal at 10:45 with transportation. The Igud have filed a law suit but as of now there will not be any busing.

Ribbon cutting for new Lakewood first aid ambulance

Another photo op! is this what we need now? NO busing, high taxes.

Courtesy Bussing woes continue

They were hooping the state would kick in $2 million for the shortfall but no so fast. The state has said it will look for the money  by cutting from other program within the budget. In addition any monies would have to be repaid eventually back to the state. The state also called on schools to come up with staggering starting times which will have a bad affect as well.  So as of now still no solution for the upcoming school year.

Sanz Rebbe from Eretz Yisrael at a chasuna in Lakewood

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Chinese Glatt Kosher-105 Clifton Ave. Lakewood

Nur Simchas!

Mezamrim or Meshorerim Its Chasunah season and KA"H Simchas every night may we share in many more and not know of any tzaar.
At A Sheva Brachos in Lakewood last night

At Lake Terrace hall

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

News items that stereotype the Tzibbur

Under the guise of increasing awareness, the Tzibbur is constantly portrayed with daily stories that paint us in a bad light. Stories that suddenly become newsworthy validating preconceived  ills of the Lakewood community. News items posted about careless driving, about children getting lost , made up stories about children jumping in front of trains, about not keeping an eye on our children and in general portraying parents of large mishpachos as incapable. These stories are simultaneously posted on Facebook and other social media outlets read by  nisht unzere, feeding red meat to the sharks who love reading them and than comment on it with their hate filled agendas. Unbeknownst to them, it appears as if this is the true heartbeat of the community, while at the same time glorifying any minute good will story by a law enforcement member or public servants, yet publishing and validating other news items of the olam with stereotypes that are associated by the haters of our community. That is not who we are, we know that, please dont spread it to the uninformed and uneducated.

Events Rosh Chodesh Tamuz

 1. Rav Ahron Shechter will be in Lakewood for a  Yeshiva Chaim Berlin Alumni parlor meeting tonight on Primrose Ct.
2. C"k Admor M'Pinsk Karlin Shlita will feer a Rosh"Chodesh Mesiba tonight in Lakewood in Nadvorna Bhm"d on Monmouth Avenue.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Continued Tefillos for toddler struck by car

Please continue to daven for דוד בן אסתר  who needs a reuah and yeshuah. Child was transferred from JSMC to have a critical surgery.
APP A toddler was severely injured Monday morning after being struck by a vehicle being backed out of a driveway, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office. The toddler suffered severe injuries on his lower extremities from the accident at Tamarind Road, spokesman Al Della Fave said..... Local and county law enforcement are investigating. Della Fave said the circumstances appear to be a "tragic accident again highlighting how important it is before you pull out of a driveway, you take time to make sure that it's all clear behind you.

Free ride is over

Starting today the Lakewood shuttle knows as the ''L'' bus will cost $1 per trip $10 punch cards are available 2 purchase on the bus. 10$ buys 12 rides, You can still get a free ride from the former Shop rite parking lot to BMG during the construction on 7th street.

More taxes

The fastest growing municipality in New Jersey soon could become its' most heavily taxed. As court rules against the Township in property condemnation case.


Twins from France weekly raffle

Sunday, June 14, 2015

A nice story

LCS, TA Dinners Tonight

DWI checkpoints this weekend in Monmouth and Ocean counties

The Monmouth County DWI Task force will conduct a DWI checkpoint in Deal to detect drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The checkpoint will run from 11 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday on Ocean Avenue.  Task force members and Deal police will pull vehicles from the northbound lanes into the Deal Casino Beach Club parking lot to determine driver’s sobriety, according to Brielle Police Chief Michael W. Palmer, the task force coordinator. Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato, meanwhile, has announced that his department will bring back its annual countywide DWI checkpoint program.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Cream cheese shortage?

Local stores were out of J&J cream cheese this week. Other stores ran out of other brands as well. sources in the industry said they hope to restock in the beginning of next week.

Lakewood Simchas

 Chasuna of the son of Lakewood Skulener Dayan grandson of the Rebbe
                                     Pidyon haben einikel of Rav Malkiel Kotler

Lakewood RY goes to Cleveland for Shabbos

UV index 9 -very high today in Lakewood

VERY HIGH8-10Protection against sun damage is needed. If you need to be outside during midday hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., take steps to reduce sun exposure. A shirt, hat and sunscreen are a must, and be sure you seek shade.
Beachgoers should know that white sand and other bright surfaces reflect UV and can double UV exposure

Health screening for Men this Sunday

On Sunday June 14 Lev Rochel Bikur cholim will host its 8th annual community health screening for men. The screening will include blood pressure, oxugen saturation level, body mass index, glucose and cholesterol testing. the  event will take place from 12:30- 6 pm at chemed 1771 Madison Avenue. 

Planning board video

Someone took a video of the Planning board in session

FBN nightly news June 11th 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Tonight Renewal event Q & K

Train of thought

An anonymous letter about Lakewood is circulating on several heimishe and anti charedi and anti semetic websites. The letter discusses safety issues and concerns regarding the freight train that passes through Lakewood on a weekly basis. The train delivers wood to a local Lumber yard and than makes a return trip back. The letter writer apparently claims to have witnessed several instances with children getting too close or throwing objects when the train drives through town. The writer than exaggerates the facts to prove a point while blowing it way out of proportion. Naturally, the Lakewood charedi bashers were out in force commenting on the lack of chinuch by Lakewood parents and other made up stories. What the letter writer failed to do is, number one, sign a name on the paper or get a valid signature from a person of higher authority. Secondly, the writer fails to mention the type of train this is, not to take away from any danger, it should have been made clear this train is not a high speed NJ transit train, rather a slow moving freight train. Third, did this letter writer first approach the parents living in these neighborhoods? were local rabbonim and other school officials approached about this matter, if it was so serious why not take care of the problem first? why go and publicize it online before taking care of the problem, is there an agenda here? It caused a chilul hashem and spread rechilus about the Tzibbur in Lakewood.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Not keeping up with the infastructure

Is it fair? is it right to lure hundreds of mishpachos from Brooklyn to move here while the town cant even keep up with its natural growth. You can not get an appointment by a doctor any more with out waiting one or 2 days. The Mikva situation is out of hand with the late night appointments going past 2 am. Traffic and congestion are horrendous. Schools are packed. There is so much to do in regards to helping the locals that are already living here. The chutzpa of askanim and local agencies to go to a Brooklyn real estate event to showcase Lakewood's schools, medical facilities, job placements etc.. while they can not even service the current population. What happened to Aniyay ircha kodmin? Is Lakewood an out of town community desperately looking to bring families to fill the empty schools?

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Kosher food, minyanim for those who use the Lincoln Tunnel

Located 5 blocks from the NJ entrance to the Linclon Tunnel is Sanz mesivta of Hudson county at 3400 New York Avenue, Union city, NJ. Mincha is at 6:45 last Maariv is 10:30 pm. There are vending machines with sandwiches at hthe Yeshiva. The shefa Chaim Kosher  grocery is next door at 318 34th street.

Father of Four from Lakewood, NJ Donating his Kidney Now

Father of Four from Lakewood, NJ Donating his Kidney Now
Please be mispallel for:
Donor: Chaim Gershon ben Morsa
Recipient: Moshe Michael ben Aila
The recipient, Michael, is a father of 8 from South Africa. He reached out to Renewal as he was struggling getting transplanted locally. A search began for a matching live donor. The dialysis was truly grueling and unbearable. Today, that search and four and a half years on dialysis will IY"H finally come to an end.
Chaim Gershon, the donor, is a father of 4 learning in kollel in Lakewood, NJ. Despite his oldest child being only six years old, his wife has been extremely supportive throughout the process.

NJ May Allow Sale of Home-Baked Goods

 Good news for all those who bake at home.
 (AP) - New Jersey residents could soon be allowed to sell baked goods made at home.
The state Senate’s Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee considered a bill Monday that permits residents to sell home-baked goods. They would have to have a placard indicating the items were not subject to state inspection.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Lakewood shuttle updates- Last week of free rides

Last week of free buses! Take advantage while it lasts. #ride the L On 6/15- $1 a ride. $10 punch cards available 2 buy on bus. 10$ buys 12 rides. 
Due 2 construction @BMG we will provide free shuttle from shoprite parking lot to BMG till construction ends 9:15-10:30 2:30-3:15 3:30-4:30

Twins from France weekly raffle

Breakfast is getting more egg-spensive

Breakfast is getting more egg-spensive. Its over $3 a dozen on Average in town.
The price of eggs is rising like a souffle — from $1.19 per dozen on May 5 to $2.62 last week — thanks to an avian-flu outbreak in the Midwest that has forced farmers to kill off nearly 45 million chickens.

Nightly News roundup

Local Media group FBN launches a nightly news broadcast

How can we beseech Rachamim?

From a comment posted previously.
Lakewood has recently suffered many tragic losses of young people with untimely petiros. A 25 year old Kolell youngerman R"L a young kolell wife a one year old child, a Yeshiva bochur in his prime Lo aleinu all within the past month. We can not and do not know any cheshbonis from Shomayim hanistaros lahshem eloiykaynu, these events are beyond our control, understanding and comprehension. We listen to what the gedolim tell us, to do teshuva kol echad yefashfesh bemaasuv.
Its unfortunate though that there is an area where we do have the ability to control, yet its allowed to go on. The issue is the many living yesomim, heiliger innocent children that are made parent-less by our own doing.

Not your typical Machaah

Chaveirim launch Look before you Lock campaign

Shiva info for Chaim Rosenberg Z'L

The family of Kenny Chaim Rosenberg is sitting shiva through Friday afternoon at the Reisman home, 17 Hampton Court, Bergenfield, NJ. 
Times for davening: 
Shacharis Monday and Thursday: 6:20 am Shacharis Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 6:30 am

Mincha/Maariv: 8:15 pm

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Over One thousand give kavod acharon to haBachur Chaim Yitzchok ben R' Yaakov Rosenberg A''H

Chaim Rosenberg Z''L
Over One thousand mourners paid their last respects to a dear friend Chaim yitzchok Rosenberg A''H. The Levaya Went out from the Lakewood Yeshiva Bais medrash Govoha were Chaim was learning for over a decade. Many friends also came from far whom learned with Chaim in previous yeshivos of  Bais in Israel and frisch school and YU.
Over 100 friends went to the Kevurah in Paramus NJ where he was laid to rest next to his father obm.
The Lakewood Roshei yeshiva Horav Yisrael Neuman and Rav Yerucham Olshin were maspid the niftar. They spoke about his being mishtatef  in others simcha as if it were  his own. He made a point to attend all of his friends wedding not just to be there but to truly feel the simcha of others and share in it. It made no difference what the age, even bochurim who were much younger than him, it did not bother him at all, he was truly happy for them.
One of the Roshei yeshiva mentioned how chaim Z'L was moser nefesh for Torah. He was a living example of what it means to give away of oneself in order to learn Torah.

Low voter turnout on primary day elections

Despite an endorsement from the Vaad there was a very low voter turnout this past Tuesday on primary day. Truth, the candidates ran  unopposed which gave reason to stay home and not vote. However the tzibbur just got hit with huge tax bills and the reassessment letters only add insult to injury. The olam is sick and tired of voting in the same committeemen who while in office have seen taxes rise through the roof.  The Vaad can not just issue endorsements with no explanation or to properly address the concerns and needs of the tzibbur at large. The infrastructure can not keep up with the growth and people are just fed up. What has improved under them? only higher taxes more traffic and more development with no proper planning. Not to mention we still may loose courtesy busing, enough is enough.

Welcome to the Watchdog, a website for the taxpayers

Attention all elected officials, power brokers, party bosses, askanim, machers and the like. http://thetownwatchdog.com/

Corruption is NOT a victimless crime
We here at the townwatchdog.com are giving those who abuse the public trust a new cause for worry. Gone are the days in which those who abuse and betray the public trust can simply hide behind the wall of corruption. Nowadays, with the advancement of technology, news and information is readily available at your fingertips. The media plays a key role in uncovering corruption wherever it may exist.

Sefer Torah campaign Liluy Nishmas Chaim Rosenberg A'H

                                                DONATE HERE
                                   לעילוי נשמת הבחור חיים יצחק בן ר' יעקב ז''ל
It was with great sadness we were informed about the Petirah of our close friend Chaim Rosenberg A” H. We would like to write a Sefer Torah and if able a dedication as well in his honor leilu neshmasoy.

Chaim was always eager and ready to help anyone out let’s be there for him.

You can contribute via the link provided HERE We are all in shock, plunged into mourning by the sudden petirah of our beloved friend and mentor R' Chaim Rosenberg A"H. 

A true mentch and baal middos, he had numerous friends from all walks of life and endeared himself to all. 

Who didn’t love Chaim? How could you not love him? He was so pure, so genuine, so kind.Chaim was always smiling and ready to share a good word with one and all. His love for other people was always apparent. Chaim had a huge heart and was always ready to do a favor for anyone at anytime. He thought of others and worried about their plight. His own situation was always secondary in his eyes. Chaim had a great sense of humor and was able to bring joy and happiness in almost any environment.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Levaya for Habachur Chaim Rosenberg Z"L

The Levaya will take place at 8:30 am Sunday in Bais Medrash Govoha Bais medrash Hayoshon 7th and Private way. Kevurah will be in Paramus NJ at Cedar Park cemetery 735 Forest Avenue Paramus, NJ 07652

Friday, June 5, 2015

Sudden petirah of Habachur Chaim Rosenberg Z'L

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of R’ Chaim Rosenberg z”l. Chaim was a beloved longtime talmid of Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood. He was just 36 years old at the time of his passing. R’ Chaim hailed from Bergenfield, NJ,originally from  Washington heights and learned at YU and Yeshivas Mir-Yerushalayim before joining Beth Medrash Govoah. A true mentch and baal middos, he had numerous friends from all walks of life and endeared himself to all. One friend said after learning of his passing, “Who didn’t love Chaim? How could you not love him? He was so pure, so genuine, so kind. We are all in shock.” R’ Chaim was a picture of simchas hachaim, always smiling and ready to share a good word with one and all. His love for other people was always apparent, and his steady presence at Beth Medrash Govoha for so many years was a testament to his ahavas haTorah and his constant aliyah. A chavrusah of his told Matzav.com that he was always impressed by R’ Chaim’s diligence in learning, his ehrlichkeit, his pur values and strong hashkafos, and his meticulousness in keeping to his sedorim.

Twins from France weekly Raffle

Skver Rebbe was in Lakewood for Chumash Seuda of Svver Talmud Torah

Warmer weather coming

Lakewood, NJ weather June 5, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Can we be privy to all the closed door backroom meetings

The Vaad or others tell us who to vote for by way of endorsement. Did anyone ask the taxpayers for their input? did anyone listen to the concerns of the tzibur? perhaps the Tzibbur is sick and tired of being represented by self appointees on our behalf. Who makes these decisions? what do they factor in when choosing a candidate? how many people sit in on the meeting? were any of these members appointed to be the shlichei tzibbur for the kehilla? was there a vote?  shouldn't we be privileged to know the basics. Are we treated as kinder-garden children that can not think on our own and we are expected to follow a askan who we dont know, who never spoke to us who dosent know that we exist. A member that none of us know his name. Is this normal????

Glatt Kosher Chinese food opens on Clifton Avenue

Looks like a former restaurant is going Glatt kosher. Glatt Kosher chinese food at 105 Clifton Avenue (between first and 2nd streets) is now under the hashgacha of Rabbi Yehuda Shain Khal Lomdei Torah of Lakewood. A flier was mailed out to Lakewood residents it says they are open "half a day on Saturday" we can assume that means it would be open Motzei shabbos until midnight. 

Loigman explains decision to concede race

In an interview with the Yated Ne'eman newspaper, former fire commissioner Larry Loigman explained why he conceded the election. The judge was very clear that in order to clarify whether the contested ballots should be counted, they would have to hear testimony from the people who cast the ballots. That would mean each voter who had a contested ballot would have to come down to court and testify who they intended to vote for. That would result in inconveniencing many of his constituents which he did not want to do and after speaking it over with his Rav Horav Gissinger he decided to end the challenge. He did say that he was encouraged by some to run again during next election in February.

Prominent Brooklyn pediatrician- Lakewood is a disaster with unvaccinated children

Dr. Susan Schulman A prominent pediatrician spoke out in a recent interview to Ami living magazine about parents choosing not to vaccinate. She said in Boro park its not a huge problem but in Lakewood its a disaster. There is  a huge number of people refusing to vaccinate there is an entire movement that's growing like a weed. They even published a magazine to further their agenda she said.

Water main break shuts Rt 9 s/b during morning rush closure anticipated till at least noon

Rt 9  S/B lanes closed are closed with a detour up Central to Sunset Route 9 in ‪#‎Lakewood‬ is currently closed on its southbound side from Central Avenue to James Street, due to a water main break. The closure is anticipated to be in place until at least noon; the northbound side is currently open to traffic.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Some chadorim told the boys not to bring the pogs to school

Some boys schools have told the kids they can no longer bring the pogs to cheder. The pogs is a marketing campaign by a snack company featuring the famous Twins from France, that have kids collect them and then receive prizes and entered into a raffle. The slammer game is a way to collect more pogs but those who loose the pogs sometimes play sore looser.

Brooklyn Hatzolah: New Kids’ Radio Puts Deadly Block on Frequency

Does Lakewood also have this problem?
BROOKLYN - A new radio sold in toy stores for children goes beyond listening in to Hatzolah calls, and at times has actually caused potentially deadly interferences with the rescue outfit’s radio frequencies, a Hatzolah official charged.

Herzka Halpert, the coordinator of Hatzolah of Boro Park, told Hamodia on Tuesday that they are urging parents not to purchase any radio that has the ability to transmit on the Hatzolah frequency, and confiscate them if their children already have them.
“These kids have already blocked the communications on a very serious call,” Hertzka said.

Tefillos for a Refuah shleima

 Tefillos for the Lakewood Mashgiach Harav  Matisyahu Solomon shlita who was taken earlier today to the hospital name to daven Matisyahu Chaim Ben Etel for a Refuah Shleima.

Bringing simcha outside J2 Motzei Shabbos


Raintree raffle