Monday, August 31, 2015

Vehicle Strikes Baby in Stroller, Child, Adult in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD - A woman and her two children were injured after they were struck by a vehicle on U.S. Route 9 in Lakewood.
Police say a woman was pushing her children in a carriage across the intersection of U.S. Route 9 and Edgewood Court at around 10 p.m. when the collision occurred.
Authorities say the extent of the victims' injuries is unknown. The two children were transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.
A Lincoln Towncar was towed from the scene at about 12:30 a.m. A stretch of the roadway was closed for several hours while police investigated the crash. The roadway has since reopened.
Police say no charges against the driver a 50-year-old Toms River man  have been filed as of Tuesday morning.  Watch APP Video below

Presidential candidate Scott Walker visits Lakewood

Scott Walker  Republican presidential candidate was in Lakewood today at the home of Dr. Rich Roberts. The Wisconsin Gov, spoke about the field of candidates running for the GOP ticket. He said it is the best GOP field since the elections of 1980. He was asked on how he plans to become the front runner for the GOP he said, he will pray with the orthodox Jewish community. Regarding the Iran deal he called on all congressional leaders to immediately reject this bad deal. Photo Credit Simon Blum

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Conference for Lakewood Rabbonim

Conference for Lakewood Rabonim discussing end of life issues organized by Agudath Israel NJ 

Hot week ahead 5 day forecast

Hot and humid temperatures all week long is ahead as temps will be in the 90s as we enter September

Senior citizen and Orthodox Jewish populations grow larger in Jackson

APP The other major change is cultural, religious, and sometimes strained. Increasingly, the changing face of Jackson is also Jewish Orthodox, families that have put down roots because of location, location, location — proximity to the robust Orthodox community in Lakewood.
The change is seen in the mundane, such as restaurants now offering Kosher menu items, and in new tensions — like a recent controversy over aggressive real estate agents pressuring homeowners to sell, ostensibly to make way for an ever-expanding Orthodox community.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lakewood Chesed photos

Misaskim volunteers from Lakewood helped bury a Mes mitzva in Neptune, NJ yesterday
Lakewood Chaveirim help repair a door that was burglarized through forced entry

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Mir Yerushalayim Dinner will feature Chazzan Helfgot

Lakewood kids receive their bus pass

After all the back and forth with the courtesy busing, The BOE sent out bus passes to Lakewood students. The deal brokered is not a good one at all. The different start times for both boys and girls schools will keep Parents  busy all morning sending their kids off. It will also be very hard for parents to be at work at 9 o'clock since the girls are starting at 9:15. The boys who daven before school will have to get up extra early, rush home eat breakfast and make the bus.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Local residents give input on Rt 9

Route 9 in Lakewood
Highway length: 3 miles
Weekday volume: 21,000 to 38,000 vehicles
Annual crashes: 240, 3 times the state average for similar roadways

APP LAKEWOOD - It seems only fitting that a forum called to talk about how to ease congestion on Route 9 would result in a bottleneck getting into the  meeting room.

Hundreds jammed the conference room to talk about how to improve traffic flow on the busy roadway, bringing probing questions, detailed suggestions for easing congestion, and war stories from the front lines of the daily battle with Route 9 gridlock.

The heavy turnout is an indicator of just how critical an issue Route 9 has become for local residents like Jacob Leitman, who lives just off the highway in the southern end of town.

“I think since 2010 it’s gotten steadily worse,” said Leitman, 39. “People are just building more businesses (and) more housing and a lot of schools in that area.”

Back to school

Lakewood  Chadorim have all begun the new school year. Some  yeshivos started the new year last week most of the schools started today. The girl schools will begin next week. Unlike in previous years, all kindelach are in school thanks to the menahalim for creating classroom space and to the new schools that opened to accommodate the growth. Its the girls high schools where some girls are not placed yet. Hatzlocha to all the kinderlach and the rebeim as they begin another year.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Low gas prices

Singin Oil  $2.03 cash only
300 Hurley Ave Lakewood, NJ 08701 

Carmel Auto Service, Inc. $2.04. Cash only
103 River Ave Hurley Ave

76, Madison and 10th $2.11 cash and credit

Fire at Keansburg amusement park no one injured

The Gravitron ride at the Keansburg Amusement Park sustained damage in a fire Monday afternoon, police said. No one was on the ride at the time and no one was injured, police said.
The operator was testing the ride before the park opened for the day when he smelled an odor, said Police Chief James Pigott.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Last minute effort to enroll girls into high school

With a week away, efforts are underway to make sure all girls will be enrolled in high school. A new high school that opened last year has fallen apart and askanim are working on placing the girls in the existing schools. Others entering 9th grade are on a waiting list hoping to have a school to go to.

The circus is coming to town!

The circus is coming to town, no, not the BOE or the Township committee its actually the real circus. The Cole brothers circus is in Lakewood, Today Sunday August 23rd. Its a nationaly traveling circus. Ask your local rabbi regarding attending due to tznius and other issues. Location is in a tent at the corner of Cedarbridge and New Hampshire at first energy park. Sunday August 23rd 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 PM

Friday, August 21, 2015

Almost done

Demolition crew finishing up at the former  Lakewood Cheder school. The lot will be paved while future plans are worked on.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Lakewood schools turn down non vaccinated applicants

As the debate with the anti vaxers rages on, many local chadorim and schools are taking a tough stance with non vaccinated children. Many schools will not accept and have turned down applicants who do not vaccinate their children. Prominent pediatricians have warned of the growing anti vaccine movement within the frum yeshivish communities. Anti vaxers argue that schools employ workers who their medical history is not known if they have been vaccinated which could be a danger to the children. There are rumors that the Vaad is backing schools not to accept unvaccinated children.

Shiurim at Ateres Yeshaya

Monday, August 17, 2015

First of two public meetings on Rt 9 traffic

How can traffic flow and safety be improved on congested sections of Route 9 in Toms River and Lakewood?

A public meeting scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Toms River will discuss potential fixes that could help improve traffic issues in the area. 
-- The meeting will be held in the Mancini Room of the Ocean County Library, located at 101 Washington St. There will be two presentations at the meeting, at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Almost all girls have a school for coming year

Despite the vaad and other askanim taking credit, this year there was no real problem with girls not getting into school for primary. What has usually been a issue towards the end of the year, has now seemed to be rectified. Many factors contributed to this. First,  many schools added classes to accommodate the growth, a few new girls schools are opening up for this coming school year. In addition, there may just not be that many girls entering primary as projected. Some kids may not be in school that is not a result of no room but parents simply holding out for the school of their choice. As for the boys many new chadorim have opened as well.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Bein hazmanim Pizza pie for $8

Fresh pies for only $8 At Pizza on Wheels behind stores corner Rt 9 and Chestnut 

Future BM of Sanz Klausenberg chasidus in Lakewood

The building will serve as a Bais Medrash, Mikva and Simcha hall for the Sanz Klausenberg chasidim who are establishing a kehila in Lakewood on instructions from their Rebbe.

Demolition moving along at former Cheder building

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Staycation things to do around Lakewood

Allaire State Park (bike paths, hike paths, old village, park, picnic, train ride) 
Atlantic farms - you feed the animals either carrots or corn
 You can rent a boat on the lake. There's a nice small botanical gardens about a 1/2 hour away. 
Popcorn Park Zoo - nice small zoo, 1/2 hour away 
Turtle Back Zoo - 45 minutes away - very nice mid-sized zoo 
Cape May Zoo - a little over an hour away - even nicer, bigger zoo *free*
Storybook Land - great small amusement park for younger kids age 5-12 about an hour away 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Bein hazmanim for the press

With many away for summer vacation the local papers all took a well deserved break and did not print the current issues for shabbos. Its a good break for readers too. 

A Big Thank You

A huge centerfold ad thanking Reb shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz  on behalf of the parents of the 30,000 students of Lakewood mosdos for his involvement in securing the transportation and busing. What was done we dont know, parents were not consulted for their input, the negotiated deal will inconvenience many and effect the learning of children. But we are to believe that the interests of parents and children were also taken into account.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Chaveirim responds again

Chaveirim responds to MLK area where multiple tires slashed. Reports that the Suspect has been identified. No arrests were made yet.

Gourmet Glatt hiring

Gourmet Glatt of Lakewood is Hiring! We are looking for experienced dedicated and professional staff for many positions in our new Lakewood Superstore. If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to

All wired up at Seasons Lakewood

Ma, I missed the bus

The new agreement will  have many more parents drive their kids to school. The boys bus routes will be starting as early as 7:45 am, many kids will not be ready in time. The fines imposed on the buses if they arrive late will have drivers pressured to move fast thereby not waiting at all for kids to catch the bus. Some 6th & 7th grade boys that have no minyan in school and are expected to daven before will have to get up at 6:45 and be back in time to catch the early bus. Friday schedule means mothers can not go to work they will have to be home for the early dismissal. In NY many schools end at 1:30 pm on Fridays, even in the winter! This deal did not take the parents or children into consideration  the children are used as pawns in a game of power and control. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Understanding NJ school funding law SFRA

Two things are certain about New Jersey's politics in 2018. One, New Jersey will have a new governor. Two, the Pension Crisis means that the new governor will be just as unable to fully fund New Jersey's school funding law as Chris Christie was.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Outsiders intervened on behalf of busing deal

Prominent out-of-town askanim and baalei chessed got involved to avert what would have been a traffic nightmare according to a exclusive report on The schools are giving in a tremendous amount,” an insider says “but overall, the atmosphere has been very positive and both sides are working together very well. Hopefully, this turns a new page between the private schools and districts read more HERE.

Bikes delivered ahead of ride

Leaving from Connecticut

Jim Keady visits Lakewood

Jim Keady Democratic Candidate for the NJ Assembly in the 30th District was in Lakewood at the national night out against crime, talking and listening to voters

Staggering start & dismissal times key in buding deal

Talks aimed at resolving the budget gap have focused on staggering, or tiering, the start and dismissal times of the scores of private Orthodox Jewish schools. The change would allow fewer buses to transport the same number of students, resulting in millions of dollars in savings.
Private school leaders agreed in April to shift their schedules by 15 minutes, then reconsidered, saying it would unduly disrupt their operations and create a hardship for parents. The reversal would have cost the district $2 million in extra aid from the New Jersey Department of Education and another $500,000 or more from the Township Committee. That aid was contingent on the tiering plan remaining in place. 
One of the participants in the talks, Rabbi Aaron Kotler, president and chief executive officer of the Beth Medrash Govoha yeshiva, credited the breakthrough to a more fully developed tiering plan that went into greater detail with each of the affected schools.

Gourmet Glatt coming soon

                    Sign goes up at Gourmet Glatt of Lakewood

Two neighboring communities are among the oldest and the youngest in the state

TownMedian AgeMenWomen
New Brunswick City23.122.822.8
Lakewood Township23.2022.623.6
Glassboro Borough26.9024.629.6
North Hanover Township28.4027.330.40
Woodlynne Borough28.625.530.70
Passaic City28.827.7030.1
Camden City29.127.130.6
Victory Gardens Borough29.7032.228.70
Bridgeton City30.2030.9028.8
The drive from Manchester to Lakewood in Ocean County is about 15 miles, but according to data from the U.S. Census, it's also akin to turning back the clock more than 40 years. The median age of the population in Manchester is 65 years old, but in Lakewood, it is just 23. 

Age data from the Census shows the two neighboring communities are among the oldest and the youngest in the state, sitting anomalously close in a state where different age groups are spread fairly distinctly throughout New Jersey. 

LPD Annual Night Out Against Crime

 Annual Night Out Against Crime event will take place Today Tuesday August 4, 2015 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Pine park

Monday, August 3, 2015

Hundreds at Levaya of H'avreich Rav Yisrael Meir Yagen Zt"l

Hundreds were at the Levaya of Rav Yisrael Meir Yagen Z"L. the Levaya took place at the Lakewood yeshiva Beren hall. The maspidim were his Father Rav Yosef Yagen, his father in law Rav Gershon Ribner, Rav Don Segal, and Rav Malkiel Kotler. His Father in Law, Rav Gershon Ribner said it was kdai the 8 years that he was a son in law with all the yisurim in such a short time. He said how the niftar covered up much of his yesurim for the last 4 years he never complained. He was a baki in kol chelkei haTorah by his chasunah. His father remarked it was once following brain surgery on zos Chanukah that he was only able to daven shachris, when he awoke for a few seconds he saw his mother and told her, remind me to say Hallel. HE was a tremendous masmid. It was once following Yom Kippur he was engrossed in his learning and he forgot to eat the family had to bring him food. Following the Levaya the crowds walked to 7th and Forest. Kevurah will be in Eretz Yisrael.

Camp Ruach Chaim virtual Visiting Day video tour

Camp Ruach Chaim in the Catskills with a large contingent of Lakewood children has cancelled the visiting day tradition for those who wished to see they produced a virtual visiting day tour.

BDH Reb Yisrael Meir Yagen Z"L

                          שבר על שבר רחמיך תעורר כי לקינו בכפליים
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rabbi Yisroel Meir Yagen z”l of Lakewood, NJReb Yisroel battled illness for years, displaying great strength and fortitude during the difficult period.

Reb Yisroel was a truly choshuve yungerman, who grew in Torah and avodah his father is Rav Yosef Yagen a Rosh yeshiva in Monsey and very active in kiruv across the world. He had the support of his devoted wife, Malka Rochel, a daughter of Rav and Rebbetzin Gershon Ribner. Rav Gershon is the rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Nesivos Hatorah and a noted marbitz Torah. Rebbetzin Ribner is a daughter of Rav Shneur Kotler zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood, and a granddaughter of Rav Aharon Kotler zt”l, founder of Beth Medrash Govoha in Lakewood.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

WIC implements new income guidelines

Participants in New Jersey’s WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) supplemental nutrition program have revised income guidelines to observe. Income for a family of four has a limit of $44,863, which Ocean County Health Department’s Public Health Cooridnator Dan Regenye said is $740 higher than in the previous listing.  WIC is open to pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under age 5. It gives low-income families access to nutrition coordinated with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and food vendors.

Car broke down Transportation for 8 to Lakewood

Interstate Chaverim ‏  Woodbridge NJ 07095 @ 322 US Rt-9. G.S.P Exit 129 or I-95 Exit 11. Transportation for 8 to Lakewood, Car broke down. Call 845-425-HELP 

Today: BI-Annual Bein hazmanim Kollel Dvar HaShem


At Bais Hamedrash Ner Yisroel, Ridge Avenue & East 7th Street.

 PART 1 This Sunday, August 2nd 11am - 1pm
Focusing on the Topic of "Dina D'Malchsa Dina"

Store closing sale

The Center of Town will now be a The former Shop Rite plaza

Major traffic expected over weekend due to American Pharoah racing at Monmouth park

 Traffic alert -Triple Crown winner American Pharoah the Horse owned by a frum Jew from Teaneck will be racing this Sunday in nearby Monmouth park exit 105 off  the GSP. Those traveling from Lakewood to NY on Sunday August 2nd  should leave extra early as thousands are expected to watch the Haskell race which will take place at 5 pm on Sunday. Taking rt 9 is probably the better option.