Saturday, December 31, 2016

R' Yoel Blumenthal Z''L

It is with great sadness that reports the passing of R’ Yoel Blumenthal z”l of Lakewood. He was 42. R’ Yoel, an alumnus of Mesivta of Long Beach and a member of the Board of Directors of the yeshiva, was an outstanding ben Torah and baal chesed whose passing has plunged family and friends into mourning.
R’ Yoel is survived by his wife, Gili, and eleven children.

The levaya will be held on Sunday, 3 Teves/January 1, at Mesivta Shaar Hatalmud, located at 1951 New Central Avenue in Lakewood, at 10:30 a.m. (aprox) Kevurah will follow at the East 7th Street bais hachaim in Lakewood.

Yehi zichro boruch.

Friday, December 30, 2016

ערב שבת פרשת מקץ ראש חודש טבת שבת חנוכה תשע''ז Zmanim Lakewood

Zmanim for Lakewood ,NJ Shabbos Chanuka 5777
Friday, December 30, 2016 / א' טבת תשע"ז

Make sure you have enough  chanuka oil,Wics, candels for motzei shabbos Additional 3:00, 3:30 Mincha in all shuls
Candle lighting 4:22 PM
 Shkia 4:40
הנרות הללו קודש הם BMG

אכלו משמנים " Ichlu Mashmanim " A special song for Shabbos Chanukah.

אִכְלוּ מַשְׁמַנִּים וְסוֹלֶת רְבוּכָה תּוֹרִים וּבְנֵי יוֹנָה שַׁבָּת וַחֲנוּכָּה הַאי הַאי בֵּית כּוֹר תִּמְכּוֹר תַּחְכּוֹרתִּשְׂכּוֹר בֵּית כּוֹר לְצוֹרֶךְ שַׁבָּת חֲנֻכָּה בַּרְבּוּרִים אֲבוּסִים בְּשַׁפּוּדִים צְלוּיִם וְכָלִיל לָאִישִׁים אֶחָד מִן הַמְנוּיִם הַאי הַאי בֵּית כּוֹר תִּמְכּוֹר תַּחְכּוֹרתִּשְׂכּוֹר בֵּית כּוֹר לְצוֹרֶךְ שַׁבָּת חֲנֻכָּה רַךְ וָטוֹב וְשָׁמֵן צְלִי אֵשׁ וּמַצּוֹתעֲנוּ וְאִמְרוּ אָמֵן וְאִכְלוּ בְּדִיצוֹת הַאי הַאי בֵּית כּוֹר תִּמְכּוֹר תַּחְכּוֹרתִּשְׂכּוֹר בֵּית כּוֹר לְצוֹרֶךְ שַׁבָּת חֲנֻכָּה הַקּוֹלוֹת יֶחֱדָלוּן מִנִּסּוּךְ הַמָּיִם בְּבֵית הַיַּיִן נָלוּן בְּכֹל יוֹם פַּעֲמָיִם הַאי הַאי בֵּית כּוֹר תִּמְכּוֹר תַּחְכּוֹרתִּשְׂכּוֹר בֵּית כּוֹר לְצוֹרֶךְ שַׁבָּת חֲנֻכָּה מִקּוֹלוֹת מַיִם רַבִּים תְּצִּלֶנָה אָזְנֵיכֶם וְכָל מִשְׁרַת דַּם עֲנָבִים לֹא יָמוּשׁ מִפִּיכֶם הַאי הַאי בֵּית כּוֹר תִּמְכּוֹר תַּחְכּוֹרתִּשְׂכּוֹר בֵּית כּוֹר    לְצוֹרֶךְ שַׁבָּת חֲנֻכָּה  

BD"E Habachur Aaron (Pops) Zushols z''l

Regret to inform, the Petira of Tzadik yoshor v'lev tohor 
Shalom Aron Dovid Susholz A"H  "pops".
Levaya scheduled for 12:30 at Lakewood Cemetery on 7th street.

Lakewood Travel Advisory for Shabbos Chanukah

Lakewood Chaveirim reached out to Hamodia to share the following message with the community:

Shabbos Chanukah is one of the busiest travel times for Lakewood families. Hundreds of families make their way out of Lakewood, heading to Brooklyn, Monsey, upstate etc. Chaveirim urges travelers to take preventive action to avoid much heartache, as in the past years many have not had such pleasant Shabbos Chanukah memories.

-Avoid Squankum road, as many travelers leaving Lakewood use Squankum Road as their exit point, it’s a one lane road that cannot accommodate another few hundred cars. Alternatives would be Cedarbridge avenue, County line road- Lanes Mill Rd., Route 70, or Route 9 to the 195 East. All these will take you to the Garden State Parkway.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

LPD Nab Car burglars

Lakewood Police- Earlier this morning at approximately 3:25 am, Officer Vincent Wittmann was dispatched to the area of Marian Ct. and Liverpool Ct. to investigate the report of an individual(s) burglarizing vehicles.                 
Upon arrival, Officer Wittman and additional responding Officers, began checking the area when a 1998 red Mercury Sable was observed leaving the area. 

6th night Chanukah Lakewood Rosh chodesh welcome home yeshiva Bochurim

-Yapchick tonight *LAKEWOOD EXCLUSIVE* Performing @ #YAPCHIK - TONIGHT!  MENDY J - LIVE 9 o'clock start. Be there! Incredible music and the best cholent in town. Admission is FREE - Made possible by Yapchik.
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-South Side Sandwich Shop Chanukah. Our homemade beef burger served on a glazed DONUT. 315 Cedarbridge Ave Lakewood, New Jersey 

-Sterling place shul Chanukah mesiba will be Thursday night at the home of R Shabsi Weiss at 9:30.

-Bluzev Rebbe Hadlokas Ner Chanuka at 1404  14th street, Lakewood 8:30 pm

-B"M Ohev Yisroel Chanukah Mesiba 8:30 at 345 Hope chapel. Live music

-Kol Aryeh Chanukah Mesiba 10:20 pm-10:45

2017 LFD budget 7 days advanced request

To see the 2017 Budget for the Lakewood Fire district you have to request it 7 days prior to the January 9th meeting. Read notice below

TOWNSHIP OF LAKEWOOD NOTICE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Fire Commissioners of Fire District No. 1, Township of Lakewood, County of Ocean,

Chanukah vacation kids off from school

-Tips & Toque- kids donuts decorating event   11:00 am - 2:00 pm 418 Clifton Avenue Lakewood
-Bnos of Lakewood Ice skating today at Howell Ice Arena 269 Squankum Road, Farmingdale, NJ 
-The Chuck-E Cheese Chai Lifeline Chanukah  event  from 10:00 AM-9 PM, at 56 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, NJ.
-Six Flags open December 29 2:00pm to 9:00pm

Rosh Chodesh Teves tonight

Rosh Chodesh Teves is Friday Erev Shabbos Chamukah

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

5th night Chanuka Mesiba- Lakewood

-Yeshiva Mekor Chaim R Paler chanuka Mesiba 160 Locust
-Chanukah Mesiba Bobov Lakewoodin Shtibel tonight at 9 sharp
-Yeshiva of South Jersey (R' Strickman) mesiba at 204 Wynatt St. off MLK
-Mesiba for R Eliyohu  Levin Kollel tonight in Kol Aryeh 8:30
-Rav Chaim Mintz Mesiba tonight in Oorah building. Mariv 945, Shmooze 1030
-Chesterfield Commons Chanukamesiba R' Friedman home 1464 Fernwood 9:30
-Minyan shelanu chanukah party at Minyan headquarters
-Novominsk Alumnai at 31 Cushman Street basement 8 pm
-Stutchein Chanuka Seuda with Rav Mordechei Zilber 127 Courtney Lakewood
-Chalukas Matbea at home of R' Chaim Elazar Klein 177 Village path 8:00 pm
-Vort Hachoson Sholom Cohen to Kallah Bas R' Yaakov Frankel Madison Manor

5th night of Chanukah minhag to give Tzedaka

The minhag is to give Chanukah gelt to aniyim on the fifth night. The simple reason since the 5th night never falls out on shabbos. More and more Lakewood mishpachos among us are struggling financially. People can't afford the basics. In many areas and developments it's common for the gabbei tzedaka or rav to have residents knocking on the door unable to pay the monthly rent or mortgage. The high property taxes and cost of living is taking its toll on the tzibbur. We have many local tzedakos who help for shabbos, yom tov, simchas, camp etc.. But the day to day living is a struggle even in a two income household.  On this night of Chanukah think of a relative or neighbor who maybe treading water or drowning. Not always can you tell from the outside, people are embarrassed and put on a facade. Ask around and give tzedaka bderech kavod. Let's help and look after our own. 
To donate to a local Lakewood tzedaka click HERE

Public notices for Lakewood planning board applications published on local website

Applications for the upcoming Lakewood Planning board meeting this January 3rd are posted on the Shore News Network Website
Public Notice: Lakewood 80,000 Square Foot Office, Day Care Center Application

Public Notice: Lakewood Planning Board Subdivision

Shopping center proposed for corner of Pine street and Avenue of the states see HERE 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Oif Simchas Lakewood Dec 27

-Vort: Hachosson Shmuel Appel to Hakalah Leah Mintz 
 tonight @ their house 215 10th st. 7:30-9:30.
-Vort: Hachosson Aron Meisels to kallah bas R' Avrohom Klein Vort at Ateres yeshaya hall 8:00 pm

4th night Chanuka Mesibos in Lakewood

Springfield Yeshiva Alumni Chanuka Mesiba at Bais Nosson Tzvi-Willow Ct Shul 1445 14th St, Maariv at 9:30; Divrei Chizuk from the R"Y Shlita.

Edison Yeshiva Alumni Lakewood Chanukah Mesiba tonight! @ 830pm.
Reb Yaakov Busel Shlita will be speaking at 915pm. 20 Irene Court.

Vyelopol Lakewood mesiba at 1142 east county line rd @8:00 hot flieshig buffet

Yeshiva of Great Neck Mesiba in the Rosh Hayeshivas house Lakewood 418 7th st between Forest & Madison on Tuesday night @ 8:30

Video: Bensalem, PA- Jewish community

Monday, December 26, 2016

3rd night Chanukah Lakewood

-Chanukah Mesiba at BMG
-Spinka Rebbe at 424 15th street
-Wedding: Wechsler-Eisenman at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Wedding: Rozansky- Colang at N'eemas Hachaim hallow
-Vort of Hachosson Yehuda Silberberg at Ateres Yeshaya hall

Roshei Yeshiva issue letter about Play

The days of Chanukah are meant for reaching greater heights and illuminating ourselves from the light of Torah. We are asking the bnei Torah of Lakewood to not participate in entertainment that resembles Chukos Hagoyim..... and not to partake in a play that is currently showing in Newark, NJ during these days of Chanuka. We should be zoche to a new light that shines on Tzion Amen.

Video: Planning Board Meeting Lakewood 12/20/2016

First Amendment Activist

Cory Booker statement on UN resolution

After voting for the Iran Deal, Senator Booker, with his eyes on the 2020 elections issued a statement prior to the UN security council resolution condemning settlements.
Washington, DC – U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) issued the following statement:

“One-sided resolutions in the UN Security Council that isolate Israel in the international community will not move us closer to a two-state solution and to peace. We need direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian people, and I urge the Administration do everything in its power to stop this resolution from moving forward.” 

Tefilos for Rav Shteinman, slight improvement

Sign in Lakewood yeshiva
All are asked to daven for Rav Aharon Yehudah Leib ben Gittel Faiga who was hospitalized yesterday after running fever. There has been b''h a slight improvement in his condition, this morning and the Rosh yeshiva was able to daven shachris Maaynei Hayeshua hospital. Doctors are Hopeful he will be released later today from ICU and transferred to a regular room.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

2nd night Chanukah Lkwd 5777

-Vort of Danny Gestetner at Ateres Yeshaya hall
-Chassunah at Lake Terrace hall 
-Chabad Menorah cars driving around Lakewood today

Lakewood Chanuka Raffle

 Chestnut shul $10,000 Chanukah raffle $100 per ticket ONLY 360 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD All proceeds to benefit the chestnut shul building fund and chesed fund. Drawing on last day of Chanukah

Sunday First day Chanukah Lakewood, NJ

-Free donut for every kid at Gelbsteins Bakery throuout Chanukah
-Grand opening center of town evergreen plaza 945 River ave
-That Hat grand opening free hat box, donuts 130 1st St. 
-Free chocolate coins Chanuka Gelt at Gourmet Glatt today
-Israeli donuts from Angels Bakery available at Jerusalem Falafel
Buy 12 Heimishe donuts get two free at Hershy's Bakery
-Mr. Price Chanukah sale 2 suits for $119 yeshivish styles
50 LB bag of big Idaho potatoes for $19 at Shloimys Kosher

Chanuka presents: 15 years of Fun sale at Toys For THOUGHT

15 years of Fun sale at Toys For THOUGHT 310 3rd Street Lakewood 3rd and Clifton
Toys for thought has Clics 800 piece set for only 59.99 elsewhere 89.99
400 piece set only 34.99 elsewhere 59.99
Real,Authentic, safety tested, Magnatiles Clear 100 piece set
Online 119.99 Only 84.99
Solid 100 piece set Online 109.99 Only 79.99
Many more discounted best quality games and toys with the toys for thought

Friday, December 23, 2016

Lakewood Zmanim Erev Shabbos Vayeshev erev Chanukah 5777 ערב שבת פרשת וישב שבת מברכים ערב חנוכה

Friday, December 23, 2016 / כ"ג כסלו תשע"ז Lakewood,NJ
Candle lighting 4:17
Shkiah 4:35
Shabbos Mevorchim "Chodesh Teves"
Rosh Chodesh Teves will be next week Friday - December 30

First night of Chanukah is Motzei Shabbos Saturday night, December 24

Weather: Rain ending early shabbos day Remaining cloudy. High near 50F. Clear Motzei shabbos chanukah low of 30 degrees.

Video: Lakewood Committee Meeting 12/22/16 Lakewood

44:25 FAA-Lakewood should be renamed to Chelm
township puts wrong block and lot on ordnance First Amendment Activist schools the committee who have no idea what they are voting on.
17:33 dangerous intersection at Chestnut and rt 9
23:00 HH- Wishes happy holiday & Happy Chanukah, our committe is smarter than other towns, looking forward to see Republican Delia as mayor. 
33:40 Mother asks why no crossing guards at Oak street
why Westgate can build attics with only i car driveway
38:45 shool board rep thanks Committeeman Ackerman for Traffic study
1:25 Bob Singer talks traffic 

No transportation this week if you have Lakewood BOE buses

Those who are getting picked up by the Lakewood BOE buses will have to make arrangements for next week. The Lakewood public schools are closed for winter break beginning today December 23rd through January 2nd. The BOE buses apparently wont run when there is no school unless there is a contract with LSTA to provide busing.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Oif Simchas/ events Lakewood Dec 22

-Shop Rite Howell open tonight untill 1 AM
-Wedding: Gelbfish- Dessler at Ateres Reva hall
-Wedding: Leizerson- Karp Ateres Chana hall
-Chasuna: Serebrowski- Blumenfeld N'eemas Hachaim hall Lakewood, NJ
-Sinai Academy Parlor meeting 5 Debra way Lakewood 8:30 pm
-Parlor meeting: For Rav Yitzchok Rackove shlita  At 928 W Kennedy Blvd, Lakewood
-Bensalem Community Women's open house @20 Miller road, Lakewood

Tonight: Pirchei Agudas Yisrael of Lakewood Chanukah Extravaganza

$15 for non members $13 for members 1st - 4th grade at Lakewood Middle school 5th-8th at Lakewood High school

Cause I got Dor Yeshorim- Lakewood screening event today for Boys

Dor Yeshorim mass screening event today fro 6-9 pm at Yeshiva Ktana hall 120 2nd street Lakewood, NJ. Subsidized Screening $200 for boys only

Wats on sale? Lakewood Chanukah specials

Chanukah Donuts at Kosher West 2 for .98 cents
Bagel Nosh make your own donuts for Chanukah (choice of glaze, etc.)

Seasons  Farm Fresh  Kosher West  Aisle 9  Gourmet Glatt  Kosher Village

FoodeX  NPGS  Shloimys Kosher world

TBL- What to tell the township Commitee today

TBL- There will be a Township Committee meeting at 3:00 PM today Thursday December 22nd. While it is difficult to attend in the middle of the day, if you are able to, please come to the meeting. Remind the Committeemen that while the public has been making their voice heard for the past few months, some on the committee have done nothing to even attempt to fix some of the problems that concern everyone. 

-Tell the Committee that we want Mike Delia to be the mayor as previously planned. 

 -Tell the Committee that we actually want them to do something in the coming year to fix the planning and zoning boards and that we want them to work with the community to pass ordinances that will fix some of the faulty ordinances that are being abused by developers. 

Today Lakewood Township meeting at 3:00 PM

December 22, 2016 3:00 PM
1. Resolution Of The Township Of Lakewood, County Of Ocean, State Of New Jersey Authorizing A Coop Purchase For ESCNJ For Playground Equipment And
Installation Of Said Products

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Oif Simches/events Lakewood Dec 21 2016

-Vort: Hachosson Shloimy Drazin to Kallah Shulamis Bas R' Dovid Helmreich at  Khal Chasidim hall, Lakewood 
-Vort: Chosson Levi Yitzchok Rosenberg at 1 Devash court, Lakewood
-Wedding: Levy- Perr at Ateres Reva hall
-Wedding: Engelsberg- Kulik at Ateres Chana hall
-Chasuna: Rosner- Dicker at Lake Terrace hall
-Parlor Meeting: Kollel Kaminetz at 26 Dena Ct
-Bensalem Community open house at 1771 Madison avenue

A Letter From Jackson, New Jersey

Hamodia A Letter From Jackson, New Jersey
By Rabbi Shmuel Bloom
"That was my thought as I visited my daughter who recently moved from Lakewood proper to a neighboring town, Jackson. When she moved there about half a year ago, there were no shomer Shabbos families in her immediate neighborhood. My son-in-law had to walk 25 minutes to the nearest shul. The many families who have moved in since have now required two new shuls to be created — one across the street from my children. Wherever you look in Lakewood and the environs you see the phenomenal growth of a Torah community."
Tuesday, December 20, 2016  כ' כסלו תשע"ז
We are a nation that lives and thrives on miracles.
Eretz Yisrael today is a prime example. There is no way this small nation surrounded by enemies from within and without could exist in today’s Middle East without relying on open miracles.

No township Menorah in downtown Lakewood

Howell, Jackson and many towns across NJ have placed a public menorah at town hall this year for the holiday season but Lakewood seems to not have figured it out. After receiving a complaint last year the township removed the menorah from towns square. The story made headlines and was covered by the national media. A Menorah was placed at the entrance of the Lakewood bus station by the center for Jewish life.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Video: Berditchever Kloiz Lakewood Melava Malka 12/17/16

First Amendment activist

Tonight: Lakewood Planning Board Meeting Tues 12/20 at 6:00

Lakewood Planing board meting toight December 20 at township auditorium 6:00 pm see Agenda 

From TBL

See First Amendment Activist  site here with details and plans and engineers review letter for all applications. 


LFD: Switches website, starts posting minutes of meetings

The Lakewood Fire district closed its  own website that used to be at and is now hosted on which is run by Koerner & Koerner P.A  an accounting firm in Toms River. It cost the tax payers $995 for the initial website setup fee and an additional $350 per quarter for the company to monitor the the site. The LFD started posting minutes of the meetings again after the board passed a motion earlier this year not to pt out all points of the meetings. Other NJ fire districts are more transparent, for example on the Howell page you can view all the monthly bills.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Oif Simchas/ events Lkwd Dec 19

-Chasuna: Abitbol- Ohayon at Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: Dick- Abraham at Ateres CHana hall Bais Faiga
-Wedding: Neuman- Trenk at N'eemas Hachaim hall Lakewood
-Hisvaduss Yat Kislev R' Nosson Gourarrie 9:30 pm at 11 Isabella Dr, near Belz
-Parlor meeting- Linas Hachesed 8 Renee ct (Brookhill-Villas) 7:30-11:30

Still a yeshiva town

As the town grows and more people move in it no longer is a exclusive yeshiva community. There were pictures recently circulating on social media, of a birthday party held in Lakewood for a 1 year old. It was not your ordinary party but it was a lavish event with a party planner and the works. This is an example of something new to Lakewood. Yet, it highlights the growth and transformation of what Lakewood has now become. Its a metropolis like Brooklyn and other major Jewish cities, open to all backgrounds all colors and stripes. The Asbury Park Press ran a story on Lakewood with the title Lakewood goes Lux pointing to the high end trendy luxurious lifestyle that now exists in Lakewood. On the other hand you have thousands of famalies and Bnei Yeshiva who live with simplicity, many of whom who are struggling, surviving from pay check to pay check. Its still the home of the largest yeshiva in America with thousands of youngeleit of high caliber learning and devoting their live to Torah and avodah. It is a city open to all.

Dr. Shanik- Zika Travel ban still in effect for Miami Dade county until next month

In a Letter dated December 12, 2016 Lakewood pediatrician Dr. Shanik wrote there is still a travel ban to Certain areas of Florida.
 "While there have been no new cases of Zika Virus in the last 45 days there is still a partial ban on travel to Miami Dade county for at least the next month. This still means that no women of child bearing age and/or their husband should travel to Miami Dade county, Florida due to the possibility of contracting the Zika virus, also anyone  that travels to that area can bring the virus back and cause further spreading locally.... All other areas of Florida are safe for travel as of now. DR Shanik & DR. Heimowitz."

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Oif Simches Lakewood Dec 18

-Vort: Hachosson Yaakov Stefansky to Hakkalah Rochel Leah Matz ( MIami) at 32 Irene court Lakewood
-CHasuna: Kaplan- Halpern at Ateres Reva
-Chasuna: Britrus- Abramson at Ateres Chana hall at Bais Faiga
-Wedding: Zusman- Hertz at Lake Terrace hall
-Wedding: Davis- Goldman at Fountain Ballrom at Lakewood cheder
-Tashbar of Lakewood Chanukas Habayis Dinner at the new campus 82 Oak street, Lakewood, NJ
-Chabad of Lakewood Yat Kislev with R' Dovid Dubov

Video: Master plan parks & Open space subcommittee

29:30 Why is township selling lots and not preserving for parks and open space.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Melava Malka Motzei Shabbos Parshas Vayishlach 5777 Lakewood

-Khal Zichron Yaakov R' Gissinger shul annual Melava Malka at 175 Sunset 7:30pm Kumzitz with Simcha Leiner 8:00-8:30
-Tiferes Devorah Lekalla annual Melava Malka Dinner at Ateres Chana hall 8:30 kumzits with Issac Honig and shira choir
-Shedlitz Melava Malka at the Villas 901 E. Kennedy 8:30
-Berditchev shul Melava Malka with Reb Motta Frank 75 Birch 8:00 pm
-Passaic Alumni Lakewood Melava Malka at Neemas Hachaim hall 9:30
-Modzitz Rebbe's Ztl Yartzheit and  shloshim for R' Bentzion Shenker z'l 8:30pm  at 15 Whispering Pines lane famos niggun "Ezkerah" will be sung
-Farbrengen Lekavod Yat Kislev nigunei Hisvaadus with live music guest speaker Rav Nachman Twersky noted mechanech at Bnos Bracha hall 1665 corporate road west, Lakewood 8:00 pm (next to lake terrace)

Friday, December 16, 2016

Zmanim Lakewood ערב שבת פרשת וישלח

Erev Shabbos traffic @ Lakewood sister city of Bnei Brak
Shabbos Parshas Vayishlach Friday, December 16, 2016 / ט"ז כסלו תשע"ז Lakewood, NJ

Candle lighting 4:14 pm
Shkia: 4:32 pm

weather Friday night snow developing after midnight than temps warm up shabbos day Rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High near 45F. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch.

-R' Motta Frank will be in Lakewood for shabbos at Breslov shul 423 6th street  Mincha shalosh seudos 3:55 Friday night tish at 2 Evian court
-Gaavad Chug Chasam Sofer at BM Ner Yisrael 733 Ridge Tish at 9 pm

K'hal Zichron Yaakov Lakewood annual melava Malka

K'hal Zichron Yaakov Rav Shlomo Gissinger Shlita, Mara D'Asra
ANNUAL MELAVA MALKA at the  Khal Zichron Yaakov Ateres Avraham Simcha Hall 175 Sunset Road Lakewood, NJ 08701
Motzoei Shabbos Parshas Vayishlach December 17, 2016
Guest Speaker: Rav Moshe Meir Weiss Shlita
Morah D'asrah Agudas Yisroel of Staten Island
Doors Open 7:30 pm
Kumzitz with Simcha Leiner 8:00 pm - 8:30 sharp

K’hal Zichron Yaakov, also known as “Rabbi Gissinger’s shul,” was founded in 1987 with a small group of families on “the other side of the lake.” Rabbi Gissinger’s goal was to perpetuate the ideals and lifestyle of his rebbe, Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky, zt’l.

Shiva info

Shiva For Rebbetzin Tzivia Helberg z"l 
Rav Pinchos and Rav Avrohom Helberg will be sitting shiva in Lakewood from 8:30 pm till 11:15 pm on motzoei Shabbos, and from 8:30am till 10:30am on Sunday morning. They will be sitting at 47 Kelm Woods Ave in Westgate. Shacharis: Sun 7:45
-Shiva for Mrs. Sharon Goldfein a''h is at 138 B Sunflower Drive off Lake Blvd 
(A country place) Getting up this Afternoon.
Shiva for R' Martin Appelbaum z"l at 1156 Anthony Court Off Jennifer Dr (Chestnut) Lakewood, Getting up Wednesday morning 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Simchas/Events Lakewood Dec 15 2016

-Wedding: Rockowski- Kushner at Lake Terrace hall
-Vort of Hachosson Menashe Czermak at Madison manor 401 Madison
-Bar Mitzva son of R' Leibish Heller  tonight at Ateres Yeshaya 9:15pm
-Parlor meeting to benefit Linas Hachesed at 16 Windermere street Lakewood
-Cold Drinks at Gourmet Glatt tonight

Lakewood township cancels committee meeting, rescheduled for 3 pm next week

Perhaps, the township wants to make it easier for the public to attend during bein hasdorim. The bi weekly Thursday night meeting was canceled and rescheduled for Thursday December 22, 2016 at 3:00 pm.

This was posted on the Lakewood township website:


More on the 2017 Lakewood Mayor position

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Here is how it hacppened:
Monday night there was a meeting of the Republican Club. Mike was introduced as the next mayor and as customary he said a few words. Well, it seems he said a few too many words because before he even

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A few weeks ago a young father living in Lakewood learning in kollel, began feeling flu-like symptoms. After a routine checkup it was sadly discovered that he has leukemia. His brother, whom he cared for greatly, recently passed away after battling and suffering with the "illness" for many years.

Cold weather brings more cars to Clustered bus stops in Lakewood

The cold weather is here but for the Lakewood kids it means driving by car to the bus stops. The new busing system eliminated the close to home bus stops forcing parents to cluster at the main roads. That made parents, having to schlepp little babies and all other children while waiting for the bus. The freezing cold weather now has more parents driving to the bus stops so the kids can wait in the warm cars until the bus comes. This also delays the buses, since it takes longer now at each stop as kids come out of the cars to the bus. While much progress was made there are still kids without bus routes.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Ray Coles to be mayor of Lakewood for 2017

unconfirmed Report:  VAAD gives Mike Delia the boot. Puts in Democrat Ray Coles to do as they say. It was understood that Mike Delia would be our next mayor . But it seems that his agreement with take back lakewood and those that want to curb development did not agree with the VAAD. In an unprecedented move ,after a meeting at voting commission member yisroel schenkolwlewskis house ,Mike Delia was told that he will not be the mayor this year. It was decided that Democrat Ray Coles Will be the mayor. Even though the Democrats are not the majority it seems that the VAAD decides that they will make sure that the mayor is someone that will toe the line. Somebody is running scared.

Oif Simches/Events Lakewood Dec 14

-Chasuna: Gross- Kellner at Ateres Chana hall
-Chasuna: Pick- Klein at Ateres Reva hall
-Shmuz- Yeshiva Staten Island Alumni  Rav Reuven Feinstein shlita at 606 9th street  7:20 pm
-parlor meeting for yeshiva zichron Melech hosted by Stern family at Rav Gissinger shul 175 sunset.
-Shmuz Yeshiva gedolah of Springfield Alumni Rav Eliyohu Meir Sorotzkin shlita

Did you get your Flu shot

The Flu virus is going around Lakewood now. One out of  4  patients visiting the doctor  is diagnosed with influenza according to a Lakewood pediatrician.  This year doctors are not giving the vaccine via nasal spray, but only with a shot.

Tax dollars: Lakewood BOE meeting today

Tax dollars:

-$414,835.47 December  2016 Cafeteria bill 
-$403,520.59 October  2016 Cafeteria bill

Tax dollars: LIC meeting today

Township putting up the LIC Agenda on front page of the website apparently trying to show a more transparent and open government.
Lakewood Industrial commission Regular Business Meeting December 14, 2016
Time and Place: 11:30AM Conference Room C (Second Floor)
Lakewood Municipal Building, 231 Third Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701
7. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT: • Steven Reinman, Executive Director
• Requirement - Selection by the Commissioners to reduce the
number of units from 12 per building to 10 per building (Consensus
/ poll)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Sushi tasting event at 4 corners

Come and meet our chef and sample our new revamped sushi menu at our beautiful James St. location.
8:00 pm -9:30 pm
4 Corners
150 James Street
Lakewood, NJ, 08701

Lakewood Fire election budget addition passes by a landslide

Lakewood Fire Election  Budget additions pass by a landslide. 50-Yes vs. 35-No.  A total of 85 votes. After much publicity in the local media the voters have spoken clearly!!

Lakewood an exception to national trend

Lakewood leads NJ in median size family ka''h.
from a report in ''A great deal has been written about the changing dynamics of today's families, driven in part by the differing interests of the millennial generation. Fewer people are getting married -.. Married couples are not necessarily having children and more children are living with a single parent than was the case a half-century ago. Large families with multiple children are becoming ever more rare. but there are some places in the state where families are much bigger.

Take back Lakewood -the saga continues

Post From Take Back Lakewood website.
When a builder purchased the shopping center at Chestnut and River he wanted to turn it into a popular shopping center. The problem was that there's barely any parking. His solution was to buy a neighboring plot of land that is owned by the Township. 

When the Township has a lot of land for sale, the sales are usually open to the public and there is an auction at the Township meeting. The bidding often increases the price significantly and earns extra money for the township. In this case, the builder did not want the lot to go for a public auction where it would cost him more and he may lose the bid. 

Monday, December 12, 2016

Video: Lakewood Shabbaton- Achim B'yachad

Oif Simches Lakewood Dec 12, 2016

-Vort Hachosson Moshe Lando ben R' Pinchos to Hakallah bas R' Avrohom  Koppenheim at Hirschberg shul 9  13th street 8:00 pm

-Vort: Hachosson Baruch Rosenberg to Hakalla Faigy Friedman Bas R' Yaakov  Yosef at Ohr Tuvia Simcha hall 969 East end Lakewood, NJ

-Chasuna: Sender- Halon at N'eemas Hachaim hall, Lakewood
-Wedding: Reiner- Gordon at Ateres Reva hall

Questions about the fire election today in Lakewood

polls open until 9 pm. at 316 River Avenue. 
Why were absentee ballots not sent out to all Lakewood registered voters? 

Why was this not put on the November ballot?

Why can't this vote be put together with  the February fire district elections?

Why are these elections not held in town hall so it's easier to vote with more parking?

The answer is very simple, This is done in a way that people will not come and vote against it.

Lakewood Fire elections today no word from the Vaad

Today there will be elections at the LFD asking the public to spend more money for capital improvement projects. There was very little publicity about it. The public can go vote at 316 River Ave corner RT 9 and James street at the fire house from 2-9 pm. The Lakewood Vaad which usually makes it their business advising the public about elections and which way to vote, is silent. The vaad lately places some self promotional PR in local media about affordable housing which has been approved more 10 years ago and about the property tax reassessment.  It did meddle into the fire district elections for commissioner last year putting up a last minute candidate, the vaad lost. Why the silence now when the LFD raised the tax rate and looks to spend even more??


Petirah of Rebbetzin Tzivia Helberg A"H Wife of Rav Dovid Helberg Zt"l of Bais Isaac Tzvi in Brooklyn. Mother Of Rav Avrohom Helberg Rav of Kelmwoods  shul in Westgate and Rav Pinchos Helberg. Levaya in Westgate 10 am at 47 kemwoods. kevura in Monsey. 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Videos: Gedolim around Lakewood today

 At the home of R' Shaul Mizrachi

Township puts stop work order at construction site

Blog post on First Amendment activist site  submitted via comment-
On 12/6/16, the owner of the plaza on the corner of Chestnut St & Route 9 asked the Planning Board to approve additional parking at the site. The board and the public questioned the fact that the bottom floor is not approved for retail use although the applicant is fixing the place for retail use and actually has a signed lease already. The applicant’s attorney claimed that he has the permits to do so without detail. Due to this and other concerns the board pushed the application to another date. 

Lkwd Sunday events

-Hachnosas sefer Torah at Cong. Vyoel Moshe 7th street next door to BMG Viznitz Rebbe may attend. 4:00 PM
-Sheva Brachos with Spinka Rebbe 2:00 pm at  424 15th Street in Lakewood
-Photo: Parlor meeting for French childrens fund @ the Home Of R' Elimelech Tabak

DPW Salting Lkwd township roads ahead of winter storm

A winter storm is heading to NJ snow sleet and freezing rain expected in the north western parts. In Lakewood rain will fall after midnight through Monday afternoon low tonight of 31 degrees. Roads can be icy, temps will warm up on Monday to 51.

LFD: public meeting tomorrow after fire elections

Following special elections tomorrow from 2-9 pm asking for more money, the Lakewood Fire department will have its monthly meeting. More spending on the agenda, including a motion to introduce and approve the 2017 budget. The 2017 budget has not been publicized yet!!  see agenda HERE
1. Motion to authorize increase in Website Set-up fee from $450.00 to $995.00
2. Motion to add Junior Hose Company No. 3’s 1938 Mack to the District’s  Insurance

Lakewood parlor meetings for the French childrens fund

Rav Dovid Feinstein shlita Satmar Rebbe Reb Zalman Leib shlita and Rav Malkiel kotler shlita will be this Sunday in Lakewood. They will attend numerous parlor meetings on behalf of the French childrens fund. One of the meetings will be hosted by Reb Elimelech Tabak.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Video: Viznitz Rebbe by Havdala

Melava Malka Motzei shabbos Parshas Vayaitze Lakewood, NJ

-Viznitz Rebbe-Motzei shabbos Melava Malka at Fountain ballroom 8:30 pm

-Hearthstone RCCS Melave Malka at the Waldman home 981 princewood Avenue Lakewood 8:30 Sharp, milchig buffet will be served!

-Khal Shemen Lmincha: Melava Malka 2 Milano Drive at 8:30 pm

-Prime 95 now open Motzei shabbos unlimited Sushi & Soda $20 pe person

"This is Lakewood at its finest moment"  reports on the Lakewood community's response to the tragic death of a two year old boy  "LAKEWOOD - The tragic death of a 2-year-old boy has led to an outpouring of donations for his family from across the township, reaching across lines of race and religion. 
Mayor Menashe Miller noted the diversity of the names of people donating to a GoFundMe page dedicated to funeral expenses for Jayden Marquez, who was killed Thursday after his aunt accidentally backed into him with a car."

Friday, December 9, 2016

Updated- Fatal accident on Route 9 in Lakewood R'L

An elderly woman passed away in Lakewood earlier today when she was dragged under her own car in a tragic accident it happened in the parking lot of the bais Rivka Rochel school on River avenue in Lakewood  R''L. She was identified as Mrs. Devora  Goldfein A”H (lived in A country place senior community of S. lake drive). The Levaya will take place in Lakewood Sunday morning. Investigators are trying to figure out what happened. A Worker noticed her under her car and called 911 Lakewood first aid responded to the call.
May we only hear Besuros Tovos.

Zemanim Lakewood ערב שבת פרשת ויצא

״ופרצת ימה וקדמה וצפונה ונגבה ונברכו בך כל משפחות האדמה״.
Friday, December 9, 2016 / ט' כסלו תשע"ז
Candle lighting 4:13 PM 
Shkia 4:31
Viznitz Lakewood shabbos  all tefillos and Tish at Ateres Chana hall in  Bais Faiga 350 Courtny Rd. Friday night Tish at 8:30 pm Shachris 9:00 am Seuda/Tish 2:40 pm
Motzei shabbos Melava Malka at Fountain ballroom 8:30 pm

אין זיקה

The Lakewood olam can now have midwinter vacation in Florida. Earlier this year Lakewood pediatrician Dr. Shanik advised couples of child baring age and pregnant women not go to Florida because of the Zika virus.  Florida Gov. Rick Scott has lifted the final zone of active Zika transmission in Miami-Dade, eliminating the last hot spot where mosquitoes were transmitting the virus.

‘Mamme Fuhn Klal Yisrael’

Article in Hamodia newspaper by Esther Moskowitz

Picture a middle-aged woman, living in England near many married children and grandchildren, reaping nachas from them and comfortably ensconced in the place she had lived her whole life. Her husband is a successful Mashgiach in the nearby yeshivah. She is a well-known mechaneches, frequently delivering shiurim for the women of the town.

Suddenly, there’s a change in plans. They are being asked to relocate, across the ocean, to far-off America.  How does she feel about this? “It’s good,” she tells her son. “Tatty has an opportunity for more harbotzas haTorah.” 
And so, Rebbetzin Miriam Salomon left her beloved Gateshead, left most of her family behind, and moved to Lakewood for her husband’s sake and for the sake of Klal Yisrael.

Let’s rewind a little, though. Harav Nosson Wachtfogel, zt”l, the original Mashgiach of Bais Medrash Govoha, was in his 90s, and was thinking ahead to the future of BMG and the position he would one day vacate. One night he had a dream, telling him that his successor was in England. After some investigation, he discovered Harav Mattisyahu Salomon, shlita, who was then the Mashgiach of the Gateshead yeshivah. He felt that this was the person he was looking for.

So began a new period in Lakewood, and among world Jewry.

Rav Mattisyahu Salomon became the beloved “Tatte fun Klal Yisrael” and his Rebbetzin became the “Mamme fun Klal Yisrael.” Harav Yeruchim Olshin, Rosh Yeshivah of BMG, said in his hesped for

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Simches, Lakewood

 Wedding: Reidel- Kravetz at M'eemas Hachaim hall
 Wedding: Kaufman- Gorelick at Ateres Reva hall

Tonight in Lakewood: Kabolas Panim, Sheva Brachos, Chabura, Chanukas Bais Medrash

-Before or after night seder
-Kabolas Panim for the Viznitzer Rebbe of Bnei Brak 7:00 pm At Yeshiva Ketana hall 102 2nd street Lakewood.  B'Hishtatfus Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva Rav Malkiel Kotler.

-Chabura on the Parsha and anectotes about gedolim of yesteryear from Rav Shmaryahu Shulman Talmud of Rav Aaron Kotler z"l mechaber seforim. At the Lakewood courtyard shul. 7:00 pm.

- Simchas Sheva Brachos Bais Bluzev Ribatitch at Rav Blech shul Anshei sefard 8:00PM

-Chanukas Bais Medrash Heichal Torah V'avoda mora dasra Rav Binyomin Margulies 10:15 pm at 704 Whitmore ave. (first left after 7th and Park).

Shiva info

Mishpachas Salomon The Mashgiach shlita sitting shiva at 637 6th street Lakewood. 
shachris 8:15 Mincha 1:45 Maariv 7:45. for the mashgiach please come at the specific times 11:30-12:30 in the afternoon and 7:00-8:30 pm evening.  Rav Peach Eliyohu Falk is sitting there as well.  Getting up from shiva Monday morning. 
Mishpachas R' Yechiel Posen (son in law Reb Moshe Eisner) shiva is at 715 Forest Avenue.  Shachris 7:15 Mincha 1:40 Maariv 7:45. Shiva times- Till 10:30 am1:00-4:30 pm and 6:30-10:00 pm.

May we hear of no more Tzaar

Lakewood Deputy Mayor to grab the reins on Lakewood traffic

Lakewood Deputy Mayor and committeeman Issac Akerman is tackling the traffic issues head on. In an interview with the Voice of Lakewood he plans to appoint a overall traffic study of all areas in Lakewood. Hire traffic engineers to make recommendations and hold public meetings getting input from residents for practical traffic fixes. Once all is mapped out they will then implement all the suggested fixes and changes which will improve the congestion and traffic in Lakewood.

Video: Planning board Lakewood 12 06 16

Bertichev application 1:50:00
Chairman leaves to attend PTA 2:23:16
Pasuk from Prophet Isaiah 2:44:20

Video: courtesy of First Amendment Activist

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Oif Simches Lakewood Dec 7, 2016

-Wedding: Toporowitz- Saposh at Fountain Ballroom
-Wedding: Londinski- Rothenberg at Lake Terrace
-Chasuna: Tendler- Lopian in Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: Goldberg- Wolf in Ateres Chana at Bais Faiga hall
-CHasuna: Peppard wedding at Neeimas Hachaim hall
Teaching Lakewood boys how Agudah helps their school

Lkwd News

Roshei Yeshiva Admorim talmidim menachem Avel Mishpachas Salomon

Photos: The Skverer Rebbe Being Menachem Avel Rav Matisyahu Salomon 

Viznitz Rebbe arrives in Lakewood ahead of  big Shabbos with chasidim for Kabolas Kahal appointments call 917-588-0531

Lakewood Roshei Yeshiva in Chicago for Chizuk event

Photos: Yartzheit Melava Malka at BMG

Pearl Harbor: Lakewood WWII hero tells his story

After Raising Fire Tax they are asking for even more tax money- Elections next week

You may not know but The Lakewood Fire Department will have elections HERE this coming Monday December 12 from 2-9 pm asking Tax payers to approve close to 200k for capital improvement projects. This comes, just after they raised the fire tax this year from 0.058 to 0.070. Lakewood taxpayers resoundingly voted NO on the budget and rejected it. The Board spent a lot of money this year, (installing Wifi in the buildings) there is no reason to give them a blank check. The budget for 2016 after it was defeated stands at  $6,168,251.00 Why do they need more money? View 2016 Budget HERE. After the budget was voted down by taxpayers the township reduced expenditures by 238K now they are asking for another 190k. The Vaad last time said to vote NO on the budget what will they say now? Also the Fire commissioners have not posted any minutes of the meetings since February of this year.

Please take notice that the Board of Fire Commissioners of Fire District No. 1,
Township of Lakewood, County of Ocean, State of New Jersey, at a special meeting scheduled for Monday, December 12, 2016, to be held between the hours of

Updated: New 9:30 am shachris Minyan south of Lake

After Chestnut shul closed down the minyan factory and canceled the half hour minyanim, there is interest for a new 9:30 am minyan in the south side of Lakewood.

(Ltoeles Harabim for those who cannot daven Earlier)
The 9:30 Minyan of the Chestnut Shul which has just been stopped-due to construction of a new Simcha Hall-has been moved to the Chateau Park Vosikin Shul located at 189 Chateau Drive in the Basement. The Minyan will be starting this coming sunday December 11 & continue throughout the year. This will be the only Minyan there besides for Vosikin Shachris every morning with no 10:00 or later Shachris.

We owe alot of Hakaras Hatov to the many people who helped replace this Minyan to another location on the South side for those who need it.

any questions or suggestions please don't hesitate to contact me at 732-444-8735
Thank you.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Video: Zoning Board Lakewood 12/5/16

Forest Haven  application Adjourned again due to lack of full 7 member board watch the show at 48:20 minute mark 
First Amenmant Activist cross examines Mr. Flannery 1:58:36

Courtesy of First Amendment Activist

Oif Simches/Events Lakewood Dec 6, 2016

-PTA in many schools across Lakewood
-Chasuna: Gurwitz-Sher at Ateres Reva hall, Lakewood
-Chasuna:  Goldman- Spiegel at Lake Terrace hall
-Wedding: Gan-Zvi  - Paler N'eemas Hachaim hall
-Parlor meeting Puttsburg Kollel JLE at 315 Caranetta 9:20 pm Guest speaker Rav Yosef Eisen

Toldos Aharon Rebbe menachem Avel the Mashgiach

Tonight: Lakewood Planning board meeting Dec 6 2016

 Planning Board meeting on Tuesday night at 6:30 PM at 231 3rd Street. 
By Take back Lakewood
See HERE for pictures of the plans for each application courtesy of First Amendment activist.
 Come down help support the Berditchev Kloiz at the meeting tonight. 

SP 2059AA Congregation Tiferes Shmuel Corp – request to utilize synagogue full time rather than weekends only as originally proposed 


LDC meeting today 4:30- 6:00

Lakewood Development Corp. meeting Tue, December 6, 4:30pm – 6:00pm  at the municpal building room C.

Winning $1 Million dollar lottery ticket "Mistakenly" sold in Lakewood NJ

Foxnews-A mistakenly sold lottery ticket has earned a New Jersey couple $1 million.
State lottery officials say 70-year-old Dante Castillo usually picks his own numbers. But when the Manchester man bought some tickets for last Thursday’s Cash4Life jackpot at Sam’s Day & Nite Food Store located on 1200 River Avenue in Lakewood, the clerk accidentally sold him a ticket with computer-generated numbers. That ticket proved to be the winner, matching the five main numbers drawn but not the cash ball number.

Watch Live Levaya of Rebbetzin Salomon A''H in Eretz Yisrael

Lakewood Tax dollars: LIC LDC UEZ

Lakewood Township proposes to merge the LIC (Lakewood industrial commission) with the LDC (Lakewood Development corporation) Those free networking seminars and many other commissions in the Township of Lakewood operate with tax monies from local tax payers. Reporter from NJ news and views give details of spending, how funds are allocated and who gets them.
NJ News & Views
"At the September 6, 2016 LDC meeting, members approved a resolution for $$65,000 in sub-recipient grant funding for the Lakewood Community Services Corporation (LCSC) Business to Business Networking 3 program".

During his public comments at the September 15, 2016 committee workshop meeting, Coles said that UEZ funds were starting to dwindle. As a result, he wanted to once again merge the LDC with the LIC. Coles said that the township's UEZ program was separated from LIC oversight years ago.

"A local developer said only the LIC has the right to negotiate the sale of (public) land, so they became separate," he said. The LDC is a non-profit organization that was incorporated on October 2, 1997. While the LIC has the authority to sell and lease public land for redevelopment, the LDC has the authority to purchase privately-owned property for redevelopment.

Coles also said he supported the merger in order to reduce the number of professionals each agency hired through duplication of services. He said most of the LDC services were now provided by the Lakewood Community Services Corporation (LCSC). The LDC is not the only Lakewood agency to fund the service organization's work.

Six years ago, the LCSC turned to the LIC for award of a $40,000 grant after the state UEZA reportedly reduced available UEZ funding for the non-profit organization's English as a Second Language (ESL) program in February 2010. The state took the action after LDC members held an illegal vote in executive session at their January 2010 meeting on a resolution for action that LDC Chairman Moshe Z. Weisberg opposed.

Nichum Aveilim at the home of the Lakewood Mashgiach

Rav Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein paid a shiva visit at the home of the Lakewood Mashgiach Rav Mattisyahu Salomon shlita prior to his return to Eretz Yisrael source


  Sudden petirah of  2 year old Lakewood infant Hayeled Mordechai Posen Z'L Ben Rav Yechiel Moshe נ''י who R"L did not wake up this morning. The Levaya will be in Lakewood this morning 8:30 am Kevyra in Passaic, NJ. TLS