Thursday, March 31, 2016

Luring attempt investigated

 Report- 4th & Park in Lakewood. LCSW Shomrim & LPD on scene after a man  attempted to lure a child into his jeep. Authorities investigating 2nd incident reported in last few days. So far no official word from PD or Committeemen. 

Vivaser lanu besoiros Toivos

Noam Elimelech Yartzheit Tish

"תושבים מלייקווד מזהירים"

Who? what? when?

"תושבים מלייקווד מזהירים"
תושבים מלייקווד הביאו לתשומת ליבנו פרסום שקרי המתפרסם בעירם בעיתון
שם מתפרסמת כתבת תעמולה לקרן צדקה מישראל תוך שהיא מציגה רבנים התומכים בה כשייכים לכשרות המהודרת של שארית ישראל. מכשרות שארית ישראל נמסר בתגובה כי לרבנים אלו אין שום קשר לכשרות המהודרת הכפופה למרנן ורבנן גדולי ישראל שליט"א.

Satmar Rebbe makes a donation to Lakewood shul

The Satmar Rebbe Rav Aaron Teitelbaum sent a donation to Kehal Zichron Elozar Santov of Lakewood to the shul and Mikva. Below is a thank you letter from the Rav, Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Friedman.

TR Resident, signs are offensive

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (WPVI) -- Video HERE A turf war of sorts is underway in Toms River, New Jersey. There are complaints of aggressive realtors and accusations of anti-Semitism. Parts of north Toms River border Lakewood, which has a larger and growing Orthodox Jewish community.

HIgh of 70's today chance of flurries on Sunday

Pattern of unpredictable  weather continues. Warm day ahead with highs this afternoon reaching 70 degrees.  Sunday  Next week will be cold a mix of sun & clouds with a high in the 40's. There could be a few rain/snow showers Motzei Shabbos into Sunday. 

Safety cards distributed in Lakewood today

Petira of Rav Chaim Yosef Goldberg Zt"l from Yerushalayim

 Many in Lakewood knew him especially those who learned in Yeshivas Brisk by Rav Dovid Soleveitchik. Shiva will be held at the home of his brother Reb Efraim, 112 Rosebank, Lakewood, New Jersey.

One of the best-known baalei chessed in Yerushalayim, Rabbi Chaim Goldberg, z”l, was niftar Thursday morning in Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. He was 67 at his petirah. The levayah left Thursday afternoon from the Brisk Yeshivah in Gush 80, Yerushalayim, to the Eretz Hachaim cemetery in Beit Shemesh, where he was buried. Many thousands attended the levayah in Yerushalayim.

Reb Chaim Yosef Halevi Goldberg, born in America in Kislev 5709/1948, learned in Eretz Yisrael, and after he married settled in Yerushalayim.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Simanim of a Kosher Fish

Rabbi Yochonon Perlowitz, pre-1A rebbi at Yeshivah Stolin Karlin in Lakewood, on Wednesday at Gourmet Glatt teaches his class the simanim of a kosher fish, a subject of this week’s parashah.  (Photo: Hamodia)

Kashrus update

Why cant one sue or take to a Bais Din

Would you go to a doctor that has no malpractice insurance, or to a physician that you cant sue? most probably not. You want to know that there is accountability for negligence or harmful treatment decisions. You would feel better knowing the physician takes responsibility for his or her treatment decisions. Why when it comes to mental health therapy there is no achrayus or responsibility? at a particular agency they make you sign that you wont sue or take them to a bais din. What are they scared of? If you are professional and provide proper diagnosis and treatments why resort to these unprofessional tactics forcing patients to sign that they wont sue you. In the medical world this would never fly.

Seeking volunteers to make suppers

Chai 4 ever is Seeking several volunteers to make suppers for a Lakewood family. They are trying to arrange it for now through Pesach. Please call/txt 2152191375

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Pedestrian safety campaign in Lakewood this Wed and Thursday

Officials in Lakewood, in an effort to reduce accidents between vehicles and pedestrians, have decided to participate in a two-day educational blitz this week led by the state Department of Transportation, followed by a months-long safety campaign.

The campaign, called Street Smart NJ, is a “collaborative effort among public, private and non-profit organizations,” an announcement of the program issued Monday said. Representatives from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority will be at various intersections in Lakewood on Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, March 31 to distribute flyers and information about the Street Smart NJ safety campaign.

Additionally, the Lakewood police department with be working with local organizations to educate motorists and pedestrians for several weeks afterwards.

Oif Simchas

Now open at GG plaza

Israeli Supermarket Chain to open in Lakewood

Osher Ad will open its doors in New York and New Jersey, providing ultra-Orthodox Jewish and other local customers with kosher products at low prices.
 Osher Ad will be the first Israeli supermarket chain to break into the US market, opening a number of branches in New York and New Jersey areas.

A Brooklyn branch is set to be located on a 5,700 square meter plot with 300 parking spots. “We have been surveying the area for a number of years in expectation of this opportunity,” said Aryeh Baum, one of the owners of Osher Ad. “Commercial properties that suit our concept in terms of size are very rare in this area, where one of the largest ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in the world resides.”

A branch will also open in Lakewood, New Jersey, the city with the highest growing ultra-Orthodox Jewish population in the US, which currently stands at 60,000 or approximately half of the city. Moreover, a third branch will be opened in Munsie, a city in upstate New York, in which a large ultra-Orthodox Jewish community lives as well.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Thanks to all the safety messages

The many pre Purim safety messages paid off. The Tzibur would C"V not have known how to behave and use common sense. There were no DWI arrests over Purim wow what a great news item to post. We were expecting many DWI arrests and lo and behold there were none, hmm how can that be? The Tzibbur in Lakewood doesn't drink and drive?? How can they be so responsible? what a surprise!! 

Hachnosas Sefer Torah Sunday at BMG

At The Atzeres tefilah for Rav Meir Soloveitchik Shlita

Video HERE of Atzeres Tefilla this past Motzei shabbos for Rav Meir Soleveitchik please daven רבי מאיר בן הענדל

Oif Simchas

What about high schools

Video: Lakewood school district is underfunded

Are we getting the real inside story?

Last week it was TVOL with a headline "The inside story about the Bais Horaah" the article had no inside story but a PR piece. This week, following up on the planning board meeting the Lakewood Shopper wrote its version of an inside story as a news article with the headline "Community comes out in support of the Bais Horaah" but the article was more of an attack on what it called a disgruntled individual a rabble rouser who spread rumors lies and misinformation and that in truth the permits were always there for the BH. This is not what was said at the public meeting.
Why are these papers that we bring into our homes used as platforms to settle scores and personal attacks? How is that a News story? Can we really believe they are telling us the truth and giving us an honest report?

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Moadim L' simcha ordering deadline extended to Tuesday

Updated: Pesach is right around the corner for those who order for Yom Tov with Moadim L' Simcha the deadline to place an  order is this Tuesday March 29.

Hachnosas Sefer Torah this afternoon at Khal Chasidim

Hachnusas Sefer Torah today. Siyum ksivas Osyas Bertram Family120 Adelaide place 1:30-3:30 Procession at 4:00 to Khal chasidim 1401 cedar row. Pekelach flags, torches for the kids.

Changes coming to NJ MVC inspections cars older than 1995 wont need inspection

# changes coming starting May 1, 2016
1. All re-inspections will be achieved during private investigation facilities. 
If a automobile fails investigation during a Motor Vehicle Commission station, a motorist contingency move them to a private trickery for repairs and reinspection.

2. Older vehicles don’t need to be inspected. 
This change has a organisation start date in place. Beginning May 1, any gasoline-powered newcomer vehicles with indication year from 1995 or comparison don’t need to be inspected.

Lakewood Links

Chabad of  Toms River Law suit

 Aerial Video of Lakewood development- enjoy the views Watch Below 

Video: Lakewood  BOE meeting march 21 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hachnosas Sefer Torah, today

Purim Video debating the speech

In what are you saying about all this ?( It's about the Schools from Lakewood , In about rabbi rechnitz , In I'm holding that rabbi rechnitz Is a very very good & special and wonderful sweet man )
Posted by Refoel Kenig on Friday, March 25, 2016

Lakewood Chaveirim thanks local residents who searched for missing man

A man with a medical condition went missing Friday night after he was in shul in the Area of Miller road and Carasaljo drive, a search was called. Posters were distributed in area shuls asking for information. He was B'H found late Friday night by Jackson PD near Wawa. Lakewood Chaveirim  thanked many local residents who spent the entire night searching along with  agencies that participated in the search. Special Thank You to Chaveirim, Hatzolah, Lakewood PD , Jackson PD, NJSP, OceanCounty911 ,LCSW, Bikur Cholim, who spent the whole night searching.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Atzeres Tefillah for Rav Meir Soleveichick This Motzei shabbos in Bais Faiga hall

Atzeres Tefilla  on behalf of for Rav Meir Soleveitchick shlita who is in need of Rachmei Shomayim and a refuah shleima,  will take place this Motzei Shabbos parshas Tzav in Lakewood at Bais Faiga hall beginning at 10:00 pm. In attendance will be Roshei Yeshiva Roshe Kollel among them Harav Malkiel Kotler shlita, Rav Elya Chaim Swedloff Shlita, Rav Shlomo Feivel Schustal Shlita.

Shushan Purim

A tired crowd comes to daven at Satmar while Kimcha Depischa campaigns begin 30 days before Pesach.

Shameful editorial about Lakewood community in APP

Not to spoil the Purim fun  while the community was celebrating Purim, The Asbury Park Press published  an editorial dated March 24 calling on the AG office to investigate Lakewood. Among the many issues and so called criminal activity to be investigated is how the orthodox community finances its homes. The paper quotes  "the towns’ adherence to health and safety regulations in its schools and synagogues, its use of tax exemptions and the means by which the Orthodox community is financing the dozens of homes it is purchasing in and around Lakewood.". The editorial tried keeping clear of an anti Semitic tone by saying this "The concern is not about the Jewish religion or its adherents. It is about the seeming lack of concern that some of the Orthodox Jews in Lakewood have for the rules and regulations that govern others." Yet the target here is the Orthodox community and its troubling for the APP to ignore the facts and report baseless accusations to besmirch an entire community.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Trump to build wall around Lakewood

Donald trump took some down time from his busy schedule to check up on his family particular his Frum dauther and son in law. Since his son in law has connections with Lakewood and are donors to the yeshiva the Donald takes an interest in the comings and goings in that town down the Jersey shore. An aid delivered interesting articles about Lakewood for him to catch up on. A speech by a fellow philanthropist caught his attention and he took the time to listen to the entire speech. Mr. Trump was not happy at all after reading the responses from other billionaires in Lakewood he felt it was his turn to chime in as well.

Purim Zmanin Megillah readings and Mesibos

 Scroll down for all shuls
BMG 10:45 first night in Bais Aron 10th & Madison
second night in Beren building music 9-12 pm
Shachris Purim day in Yeshiva Vasikin in BInyan Herzka and in Bais Shmuel uostairs at 6:20 am (Netz 6:53)
 7:00 in Forest Bm 7:15 Bais Shmuel , 8:00 Bais Shalom, 8:25 Yoshon, 8:45 Klein Gestetner. All Megilah leining start 50 minutes after Shachris. Ladies megilah leinig 7:oo am Ateres Ester in Herzka buiilding and 9:25 Bais shmuel,11:00 am Ezras nashim of Yoshon Bendheim

Purim at Lutzk BM (lkwd New egypt  outside Westgate)
mesibah with shimmy engel and mezmarim 10:00 till whenever
Purim day Shacharis 8:30 Megillah 9:15 Mincha 1:35
 Second night Mesibah/Kumzits with issac honig and mezamrim  8:00

Lakewood News briefs Purim 5776

Lakewood News briefs Purim 5776 Submitted by Anony mouse

Sfashkenaz now the nusach in Many Lakewood  shuls

Due toi an influx and infiltration or invasion of Boro parkers moving into Lakewood developments the new residents are demanding the nusach be changed from Ashkenaz to Sefard. Rabbonim across Lakewood are dealing with this and after meeting with local poskim have decided to daven Sfashkenaz.

Mishloach Manos tracking in Lakewood

Copying the successful campaign of "where is George? in tracking dollar bills the same idea has now been implemented in Lakewood for Mishloach manos. Lazy or cheap people tend to recycle others shalach manos and pass it on. The original senders are upset about this and this year  someone decided to put an end to this practice. Gps trackers were descreetly placed in the shalach manos package enabling the first sender to track its progress across Lakewood in real time. If anyone receives their original one back from someone else they will win a shopping spree  at toys for thought.

Askan Semicha program

Veteran and seasoned askanim were not happy with the title "askan" used cheaply by anyone whose photo is in the paper. "You dont become an askan overnight" said a veteran noted askan. You must be in thousands of pictures and centerfolds to achieve askan status. To protect the brand no one is allowed to be called askan without prior certification and semicha from certified askanim

Chaveirim lcsw members take on more of a parental role 

After issuing many safety alerts and messages to the community that no one would have thought on their own residents tok note of the advice realizing its something to treasure.
Lakewood residents feel these members can also help them at home with kid raising chores. Dedspite the  limit of one per household there are many many members available for all other issues. The new slogan reads "Friends you cant count.

Anonymous Rav now named

A long time mystery was finally solved. Many were curious to knowwho is this anonymous Rav who dishes out heterim or issurim at will? How can he be so popular yet not known. Well finally his email acct was hacked by 2 local yeshiva bochurim at the Library who were suspended for 2 days for missing the Magen Avrohom zman of krias shema. He signed his name Gadol Harotze Beilum shem his pen name is Lama zeh Tishal Lishmi.

New Ani Maamins found in Geniza

A local Otzar was shocked to discover 5 new Ani Maamins added to the famous yud gimmel Ikrim of the Rambam. Excited for their new find it was decided to read them out publicly. A event was organized and streamed live to all media outlets where thousands of lakewood Talmidei Chachomim were in attendance. The honor to read the new found ani maamins was given to the highest bidder. A wealthy philanthropist took to the podium to read them out loud but somehow other words came out of his mouth which angered many in the attendance. He apologized for the gaffe it turns out someone hacked the teleprompter he was reading it from.

Lakewood Vaad gets young blood

After loosing the Fire elections The Vaad Has decided they are out of touch and the has come to bring fresh young blood that will represent the Kehilla.A delegation was sent to Dr shaniks office and vaad  members chose  the first ten kids they saw putting a penny in the spinning pushka." It shows they care about others they give instead of taking" said a Vaad spokesperson on condition of remaining anonymous. At the next official meeting  Soda was replaced by Baby formula an Gerber jars instead of sushi. The screaming and crying remained the same.

Peaceful solution in court dispute

An argument over a basketball court finally came to a peaceful solution after some intervention and negotiations by community members. A newly built development had a proposed site for a basketball court so the kids can play. Other residents were adamantly opposed to having  a basketball court in their heilige shechunah. Both sides presented their case to a outside Rav who had no negius to either side and Like king solomon he offered a simple solution dont put up the baskets but call it a basketball court.

Valet APP service now coming to Town

 With the L shuttle bursting at the seams and scarce parking in the downtown a new Kosher  APP was launched were a bochur from the many mesivtas in town will gladly take your car from you while you shop. This service is available during bein hasdorim and other convenient times. Also instead of hitch hiking the bochurim wuill now drive you in your own car to their destination so you wont be going out of your way.

Lakewood media all bought out by national media giant

Recently Publications and news outlets in Lakewood have all been publishing the same news articles leaving readers scratching their heads. In addition other important news stories and events have not been covered at all. Some politicians, askanim are getting much more coverage airtime and pohotoops than others. Some even managed to have negative articles about them pulled. after further investigation it was revealed a national parent company has bought off all of Lakewood's media leaving residents in the dark forcing them to the treifineh veb.

New supermarket coming to town.

Happy Purim

Its never fun getting stuck with gas

A yeshiva where everyone is accepted no rejection letters sent

Once a year people can feel good knowing their kids are accepted to a yeshiva without the worries and shame of rejection. Even Rechnitz would support it. A Yeshiva where anyone can come and learn anytime of the day no questions asked. No one looks at the hat you wear or if you wear one no one looks at the color of your shirt. As a matter of fact you can wear the most colorful shirt in the world without a trace of white at all and still be accepted. There is no shortage of space at all you can choose any of their many satellite locations. No other parents will call the menahel not to take your child in. Tznius issues are overlooked. "Its a feeling I cant describe" said a proud father whose fridge is covered with rejection letters he received over the years from Kindergarden through high school. Yeshivas Mordechai Hatzadik is one of a kind and at least one day a year in Lakewood all are accepted. The real Simcha of Purim.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Haman Garbage update

Township offices will be closed in observance of Good Friday on Friday, March 25, 2016. Trash and Recycling will be picked up on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 for Thursday's regular scheduled pick up. Friday's trash and recycling will be picked up on Thursday, March 24, 2016. No bulk collection this week.

Video: Planning Board - Bais Horaah 3/21/16

HH 1:14:00
DR. Shanik 1:31:50

OJPAC: State underfunding is the problem

 The veto-powered monitor over the school board in Lakewood, NJ, has made cuts to the public school as state underfunding is proven again to be the problem. The veto-powered monitor made the cuts as he faced the same problem that the "school board majority of white Ultra Orthodox Jewish men" faced before him: Rising mandated programs expenses which by law are required to be paid before voluntary programs. But due to a faulty funding formula the state underfunds the district. Hence, the cuts to the public school which has discretionary programs.
Bigots placed the blame of past cuts in Lakewood onto "the majority Orthodox Jewish school board" with the notion that the board members do not care for minority students in the public school sector.

Videos photos Simchas Purim in Lakewood

kinderlach wearing costumes in schools and having their pre Purim mesibas 
At a  Local Yeshiva

Reb Hillel bringing Simcha and Joy

Dangers of drinking on Purim a conversation with Meir Lichtenstein Lakewood Hatzolah member

External link. Audio Starts at 50:49

Monday, March 21, 2016

New location for BMG Purim Mesiba

The Purim Mesiba at yeshiva will take place The first night at  the Bais Aron Bais Medrash on 10th street. The Mesiba will begin at 10:45 b'hishtatfus The Roshei Hayeshiva shlita  and the Mashgiach shlita.  Zemiros by Mish pacha Brodt.

Packed crowd at planning meeting

Update: Bais Horaah gets approved from planning board with some conditions.  Kollel is to park in muster zone area. No spaces are reserved for them exclusively, that would be illegal. Offices upstairs must remove all cubicles. They are only allowed 5 employees. There are no daytime Simchas before 630 pm. There can only be 3 minyanim a day. Can never become a minyan factory.
Huge crowd at The planing board meeting tonight for the Bais Horaah. It was delayed a bit as Officials were worried of overcrowding. As the crowd lessened lawyers began making the usual arguments on behalf of the Bais Horaah. Members of the press were in attendance. 

State monitor to slash Courtesy busing for next year among other cuts reports the State monitor is proposing major cuts to plug a 12 million dollar hole. Lakewood- A proposed budget for the 2016-17 school year eliminates courtesy busing, slashes 68 teaching positions, and cancels all middle-school sports and clubs, among other draconian measures aimed at closing a projected $12 million deficit. The Board of Education is scheduled to vote tonight on the tentative budget at a special meeting at the high school, starting at 8 p.m. Some of the cuts -- although notably not the cancellation of courtesy busing service, which would affect more than 10,000 schoolchildren -- could be avoided if voters approve a series of seven itemized referendum questions totaling more than $8.3 million in additional tax levies in November. read more at

Lakewood BOE special meeting Monday, 21

Lakewood Board of Education will conduct a Special Meeting, on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in the Lakewood High School Auditorium, located at 855 Somerset Avenue, Lakewood, New Jersey 08701. On the agenda is lease purchase of school buses, the lease for Piner elementary school which cost the taxpayers close to 3 million dollars for custodial services alone on top of the half a million dollars for the lease,
The purpose of this meeting is to approve:
Revision of the 2016-2017 School Calendar
Second Reading and Adoption of Board Policy 5111 Eligibility of Resident/Non-Resident Pupils
Lease with St. Mary of the Lake for the Piner Elementary School
Request for Proposals for General Counsel and Special Counsel

Why the double standard?

Submitted via comment.  letter in support of the bais Horaah was signed by Roshei yeshiva and Rabbonim, Rav Shlomo Miller shlita wrote a strong letter about those who went to the township (in his words mesira) to have a shul shut down. Yet at the same time in WG there was out right mesira on a existing shul that is looking to expand and build a bigger Bais Medrash as the shul has long outgrown its current quarters. A Lawyer was hired and paid for by unzere to oppose the shul who brought up issues about the property that had no shaychus to any of the issues of concern opposition just to stop a shul! This is after there was a din torah and Rabbonim ruled the shul can build. why is there no outrage? why no letters? How can we allow this to go on? does it come down to whomever screams loudest or have deep pockets?

Kvias Mezuza at the new Lucky Truck rental in Lakewood

Updated: Shivah info for R' Meir Korbman Z'L

Shiva at 5 Goldcrest in Pine River village, Lakewood NJ shachris 7:45 am Mincha 1:45 pm Maariv 8:45 pm. Getting up Thursday morning/ Purim.

Roshei Yeshiva and Rabbonim ask Lakewood Kehila to show support for the Bais Horaah

The Lakewood Roshei yeshiva and Rabbonim are asking the tzibbur to come show support for the Lakewood  Bais Horaah at the Planing board hearing tonight Monday March 21st. It will take place at the Township municipal building on 3rd street at 5:45 pm.

Sunday, March 20, 2016


At A Bar Mitzva in Lakewood last night

Weather alert

The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for COASTAL OCEAN, EASTERN MONMOUTH, OCEAN and WESTERN MONMOUTH county, effective through MON at 6:00 AM. Snow expected between 3-4 inches

Hachnosas Sefer Torah at BM Ner Yisrael

 Ksivas Haoisiyos from 3:30 - 5:30 at 7 Devash Court The Procession will leave at 6:00 pm to the Bais Medrash Ner Yisrael at 733 Ridge Avenue. Seuads mitzva will begin at 8:00 pm

Yeshiva of South Fallsburg Lakewood parlor meeting

A Parlor meeting will take place this evening  March 20th for Yeshiva Gedolah Zichron Moshe of South Fallsburg. The annual reception will take place at 11 Tori Drive (off Hope chapel Rd) at 7:30 pm starting with a kabalas kahal followed by Maariv at 8:30. The program will begin after Maariv with divrei Bracha from the Rosh Yeshiva Harav Elya Ber Wachtfogel shlita.

Make Lakewood great again

Video: Planing board Lakewood 3/15/16

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Free Ices at Ritas this Sunday

Sunday is the first day of spring and with that comes an annual tradition - free water ice! In a "Freebie Sunday," Rita's is offering every guest a free Italian ice on March 20th to celebrate spring's arrival.

Pedestrian struck

Pedestrian struck this evening East County Line and Princeton Ave, Hatzolah on scene  Pedestrian Traumatic Arrest was pronounced DOA. Chevra kadisha services not needed.

Melava Malka Motzei Shabbos Vayikra

Melava Malka B'M Heichal Boruch Tzvi D' Selish 9:30 115 Carey street

B'M Stolin Karlin Melava Malka 153 East 7th 9:15 Zemiros 9:30 Melava Malka

Hatzolah parlor meeting this Motzei Shabbos in the home of R' Duvi Holtz 128 St. Nicholas Ave. 9:30 pm.

Pine River Kinus Hisoirerus 9:45 at the PR shul

Friday, March 18, 2016

שבת פרשת ויקרא פרשת זכור ליקוואוד

Erev Shabbos Parshas Vayikrah
Parshas Zachor
Candle Lighting 6:49
Shkia 7:07
Motzei shabbos 8:08 pm (60)
Have a great Shabbos!!!

Getting past the Iran deal

Pols who voted for the Iran deal are courted by askanim.
Rep Hakeem Jeffries in Lakewood

New Sefer Meged Yerachim on Purim from the Rosh Yeshiva Rav Yerucham Olshin shlita


Parshas Zachor kriah L' Nashim

Whispering pines ashkenaz: Parshas Zachor L'Nashim 1:25 & 2:00

Ohr yechezkel: Parshas zachor for women at 12:30

BM Albert: Parshas Zachor for the women will be at 11:10am and 4:45pm.

Tiferes shmuel:  Zachor- 11:15. 

Ner Dovid: Parshas Zachor laining for women  1:15 pm

Hearthstone: 11:25

Stamford meadows: 6:25

Ohr Gedalya Chestnut: 11:40

Coventry: 11:15

The inside story?

Not many details for an inside story

Home sales are stronger than the opposition reports on the surge of home sales in neighboring townships and the opposition to it by locals. "Obviously there are some people who are very disturbed by certain people moving in," said Esther Klein, a top-selling real estate agent with ReMax on the Move Realty in Lakewood. "I think it's a little bit out of control."  in another quote "The people that are selling their houses for substantial profits are not the ones that are complaining, obviously," said Avi Schnall, the state director for Agudath Israel of America, an advocacy group that represents the interests of the Orthodox Jewish community. An Asbury Park Press analysis of real estate sales data from the New Jersey Department of the Treasury shows the heaviest sales activity concentrated in three main areas, all within a mile or two of the Lakewood border: Jackson's Whitesville section, which includes Galassi Court; the township's Brookwood developments, located farther north off West County Line Road, and a cluster of 14 streets in North Dover, north of Hickory Road. Together, those areas alone accounted for 132 sales since 2015, compared to 54 the year before. More than two-thirds of those homes had sale prices above what township assessors estimated them to be worth.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

A new campaign

A threat?

HH, tweeted  this No point in staying open@ToysForThought is gone if wont be parking downtown.

Seasons circular

Shabbos with the Magid

Video: Lakewood industrial commission 3/9/16

First Amendment activist

Opinion: pushback against the pushiness

 Recent Op ed in Hamodia By Rabbi Avi Shafran 
"Because acting in ways that give people who don’t like Jews in the first place reason to resent us, aside from being wrong, well, gives some people who don’t like Jews in the first place reason to resent us."
Case in point: Several suburban frum communities are expanding greatly these days, attracting Torah Jews from near and far. The law of supply and demand won’t be violated, and what ensues are increased property values and willingness, on the part of some long-time homeowners, to “trade up” to larger homes in other areas. That’s fine and good; and so is the effort by real estate agents to make the case to residents of such communities that they can benefit financially from the new desirability of their dwellings by putting their houses on the market.

What isn’t fine and good, though, is pressuring residents by visiting them, unbidden, to make that case. And what’s even less fine and good is doing so on non-Jewish holidays, when residents are be more likely to be home but are undoubtedly more likely to resent uninvited guests.

Such solicitations have caused some towns, including Toms River, New Jersey, to update their “no-knock” rules and related laws, adding real estate inquiries to measures that already limit other types of solicitations.

Video: No knock law

Hail storm Yesterday in Lakewood

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Oif Simchas

Masa U'matan list

The Rental List is a very popular feature in Masa U'Matan Click HERE for the current list.

Video: Toms River Mayor addresses recent comments and confusion

Have Haman lead you around on a horse this Purim

Gourmet Glatt and Hatzolah of Lakewood present: Ride for Life- the amazing opportunity to have Haman lead you around on a horse this Purim! Now how cool is that?! Enter now to win!

Lakewood Mayor Demands apology for "invasion" remark

TOMS RIVER, NJ Lakewood Mayor Menashe P. Miller has demanded an apology from Toms River Mayor Thomas P. Kelaher over published comments from the mayor referring to recent real estate issues as "an invasion."

"I was appalled to read yesterday's Bloomberg report regarding the increasing number of 
Orthodox Jews who have purchased homes in Toms River, or who are considering doing so," Miller wrote in a March 15 letter distributed to media outlets in addition to being sent to Kelaher directly.

Come back to the downtown

Guest post.
There is once again parking in the downtown area. proof positive that the illegally built bais horaah caused all the parking problems for over a year. There is no way that they can figure out how much loss they have caused businesses adjacent to them. Hopefully customers that have stopped coming to these businesses will now return. Once again, there is only one solution for the Bais Horaahs future existence. That is a parking lot of their own. As it stands now there is no area large enough to provide the spaces needed for the multitude of uses that have been added to that building in the last year. Local businesses have been more than patient and tried to compromise.This is not a simple non compliance for a C of O issue. A building with that many uses of that type would normally require close to 100 parking g spaces.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

TR mayor clarifies and defends invasion remark

Responding to criticism Toms River Mayor clarified his remarks and said he has a lovely relationship with the Jewish community in Toms River. In a report from  "Criticized by Lakewood leaders for describing the efforts of Orthodox Jewish homebuyers to purchase properties in North Dover as "like an invasion," Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher defended himself  Tuesday, saying his comments were taken out of context. "Let's assume that I used that word," Kelaher said. "What I was referring to is the sworn testimony of neighbors in the North Dover area, who testified and used that term, that they feel like it's an invasion. That's the context in which I used it. The people who live there think that."

Hesped for Chazzan Antman Z"L

Hespedim for Chazzan R' Avraham Shlomo Antman Z"L will take place Tuesday evening March 15th following the 7:50 Maariv at the Alumni Bais Medrash on 9th Street between Madison and Clifton. Event is for both men and women.


Lakewood- Is it a bubble?

The question many are asking will real estate prices come down? or is it no longer affordable to buy? for out of towners its affordable compared to Brooklyn prices but for many Lakewooders its almost beyond reach in a discussion here  potential buyers question weather to hold out or lose out.
"I want to buy a house but the prices are really high! I have a house being offered but I'm terrified that its a bubble and the prices will come crashing down and I'll be stuck with a huge mortgage! What is everyone doing? Holding out and hoping the prices will go down or do you expect them to continue to climb?"

LPD update

On March 15th at approximately 9pm, Officers responded to an Eisnehower Street home after receiving a report of man shot during a home invasion.
Responding officers located the resident, a 32 year old male, with an apparent wound to his head. While being treated on scene by Emergency Medical Personnel, Officers were advised that three men had entered the home. After demanding an undisclosed amount of money, witnesses reported hearing a gunshot prior the suspects fleeing the home on foot.

Yeshivas "Rabeinu Yosef Shalom" to open in Lakewood

Monday, March 14, 2016

Police investigate shooting

Lakewood Police and the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office are investigating after a shooting at an Eisenhower Street home Monday night, a department spokeswoman said. The shooting occurred around 9 p.m., when at least three males entered the home in the 1300 block, Sgt. Summer Cunliffe said. One man inside the home was shot before the three fled. The victim was later taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center. His condition was not immediately available.

DR. Rich Roberts details ‘disingenuous’ donor call to stop Trump

Jewish Insider Dr. Rich Roberts of Lakewood, NJ, wrote Sunday to JI's Jared Sichel about his dismay with Republicans' strategy to stop Donald Trump. Roberts, one of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's major donors until he dropped out in September, said he has since remained undecided, but has donated to the campaigns of Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and to the since-suspended campaigns of Chris Christie and Rand Paul. He told JI he was on the March 1st conference call (likely the one related to Our Principles PAC, originally reported by the New York Times), which included top Republican operatives and major donors. Excerpts from Roberts' email: 

Getting into the Purim spirit

Its an invasion

Bloomberg- Every home is big on glass in a Toms River, New Jersey, neighborhood called North Dover. Windows let in the sun, or show off chandeliers in multistory entrance halls.
These days, though, most homeowners draw the blinds, retreating from brushes with a fast-growing Orthodox Jewish community that’s trying to turn a swath of suburban luxury 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Atlantic beaches into an insular enclave. The rub, a township inquiry found, is “highly annoying, suspicious and creepy” tactics used by some real-estate agents.

They show up on doorsteps to tell owners that if they don’t sell, they’ll be the only non-Orthodox around. Strangers, sometimes several to a car, shoot photos and videos. When they started pulling over to ask children which house was theirs, parents put an end to street-hockey games.
“It’s like an invasion,” said Thomas Kelaher, Toms River’s three-term mayor, who’s fielded complaints from the North Dover section since mid-2015.

Purim display at GG

Matanos L'evyonim

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  it's almost Purim! Hopefully you have splendid plans for merriment and feasting. Let us add one more significant detail to your Purim preparation, and show you how to maximize it. Surely you are going to be giving Matanos L'Evyonim. This year you can give it in a way that is 100% helping a very poor family in need, while at the same time also fulfiling the Mitzvah of Bikur Cholim - seeing to the needs of the sick! THAT'S 2 HUGE MITZVOS FOR THE PRICE OF 1!

Overcast weather thru Thursday

 Today Cloudy with periods of light rain. Winds will be E 10-20 MPH G30. The temperature will be 45 degrees. NIGHT RAIN DRIZZLE FOG OVERNIGHT
Periods of rain, drizzle and fog. Winds will be NE 15-25 MPH. The temperature will be 42 degrees.

Lakewood heimishe for Trump

 According to many Hasidic voters and political commentators, Trump has sparked an undeniable interest in parts of this culturally isolated world. "Among my circle of friends, at least 90 percent [support] Trump," said Yanky Lichtman, a Trump supporter who lives in Lakewood, New Jersey, one of the biggest Orthodox Jewish communities in the New York area. Chaim Schlaff was born and raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in London. He now lives in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, and describes himself as a "proud legal immigrant." He is also an enthusiastic Donald Trump supporter. 
Schlaff says he "loves" the way Trump speaks and so do most of his friends: "He talks about everything we think." Schlaff is not the only member of the Hasidic community in the greater New York City area that feels this way about Trump. According to many Hasidic voters and political commentators, Trump has sparked an undeniable interest in parts of this culturally isolated world.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

7 injured in Lakewood crash

Lakewood, NJ – Four cars collided today on Route 9, injuring seven people, after a vehicle pulled into heavy traffic from a parking lot, police said, THE ASBURY PARK PRESS REPORTS. A car pulled into the outer northbound lane of Route 9 near the Howell border at 4:50 p.m. and triggered a chain of events that spread across the four-lane highway, said Lakewood Police Sgt. Leroy Marshall. Seven people — three adults and four children — were injured as a result, but none of their injuries were considered life-threatening. All seven were taken to local hospitals by Lakewood EMS and Lakewood Hatzolah, the Press reports. (

Tonight: a Chinuch symposium

Nesivos of Lakewood invites the community to a  Chinuch symposium Tonight March 13th at Ateres Riva hall about practical solutions for today's pressing Chinuch issues. Rav Elya Brudny and Rav Yakov Bender will address the crowd. With opening remarks from Dr. Chuna Chaim Lebowitz. Programs begins at 9:30 pm.

Mincha Minyanim

Bais Medrash Albert ‏Mincha this week 6:40  Sunday 1:45
Bais Mordechai : Mincha 6:30 (in pulish) and 7:15.
Somerset walk BM   Mincha- 1:40 / 4:00 / 6:45  
Kol Arye Mincha 1:30,5:30, 7:00, 7:30
Roberts shul  Mincha 1:40,5:30,7:00

Lakewood RY celebrates opening of Kolell in Chesterfield, MO

On March 13 there will be a Chesterfield Kollel Inaugural Celebration Dinner to be held at Stages Theater in Chesterfield. Recently, Congregation Tpheris Israel Chevra Kadisha (TICK) announced the inauguration of a new full-time Torah study Kollel, located on the synagogue’s premises on Ladue Road. The inaugural celebration event will have HaRav Malkiel Kotler, Shlita, Rosh Yeshiva of Beis Medrash Govoah of Lakewood Yeshiva attending the celebration, as well as other esteemed rabbinical leaders from across the country. Photos below