Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Oif Simches

Vort Hachosson Eliyahu Rudy Tuesday night may 31st in River terrace-1096 river ave in Lakewood at 8:30pm mazel tov!! 

 Vort: Yehoshua Ben Rav Chaim Gottlieb Kallah Chana MIndy Bas Reb Shlomo Lowy at Ohr Elchanan hall Cross street near Prospect Lakewood 7:30 pm

                         Last night at a Chasuna in Lakewood 

Star- K presents : The Sabbath mode what is or not allowed, Lakewood event

The sugya of shabbos mode in appliances is  a complicated one with various opinions amongst the Poskim. Yet many don't know the actual metzius regarding the technical stuff. Star- K Kashrus will host a seminar in Lakewood tomorrow evening Wednesday June 1st about the shabbos mode in your oven. Hear from the engineer Mr. Jonah Ottensoser, Star-K Engineering Consultant who invented and designed the Shabbos mode and a Halachic perspective from Rabbi Moshe Heinemann,

700K for a Duplex!

No, not for both houses but for only one house in a duplex, reading The Lakewood real estate section has now become wishful thinking to many couples. Its like reading home prices in the affluent suburbs of NYC. For those who hoped to buy a home in Lakewood after renting for ten years, its now a fading dream. The asking prices keep rising with no end in sight. Many are hoping for the bubble to burst for the market to flood, but that has yet to come. Blame goes around from developers to builders to brokers to the home buyers themselves. Builders are not making more money per house as prices went up and selling the land is where the profits are made. Standards have gone up and the average duplex is now closer to 3000 Sq feet. Brokers are luring New Yorkers with more money to put down since for them Brooklyn is not an option, a home in Lakewood  for 700K is cheaper than paying over 1 Million. Young couples are looking elsewhere after they are being priced out. Neighboring town homes are not that cheaper with prices being driven up, at least you get a nice sized property. Time will tell but for now there is no letting up and kolell members living in Lakewood for a number of years are now facing a reality they did not think would come so fast.

Lakewood Chaveirim Twitter alerts

Lakewood Chaveirim We reached 900 followers on Twitter. Let friends & family know to follow @LkwdChaveirim for latest alerts & updates.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Giving chizuk to Israeli yeshiva bochurim

Bus shelter replaced

After getting knocked over in a windstorm a new bus shelter was replaced at tenth and Madison near the Aisle 9 supermarket in Lakewood. Cost was $4,450 paid by insurance to the township.

Route 9 expansion, not so fast

A meeting was held last week in Lakewood attended by officials from the State, NJTPA, Local township, BMG administration, and the Voice of Lakewood. The local residents will first have an opportunity to give their advice and recommendations at a meeting planned for July, once the plan has already been recommended.  Several recommendations were made by officials who do not live or reside in Lakewood, among them providing Left turn lanes along Rt 9, diverting traffic to Cedar bridge and have RT 9 be a one way street for the stretch of roadway parallel to Cedarbridge Avenue. Widening Rt 9 which would take care of all problems is unfeasible at this point due to the

Memorial day event canceled

Lakewood Memorial day parade and ceremony canceled

Bais Medrash Albert- Rav Chaim Meir Roth will be giving a shiur Halacha L'Maaseh on Choshen Mishpat topics morning at 9:15.

 In observance of the Memorial Day Holiday, the Lakewood Township Municipal Building will be Closed on Monday, May 30, 2016.

Shiva info

Rabbi and Mrs. Meir Diskind sitting shiva on passing of son a'h Shiva at 125 11th street Lakewood Shachris 8:00 Mincha 1:45 Maariv 9:30

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Oif Simchos

Vort of Hachoson Yosef Chaim Shneur Kotler ben Harav Aryeh Malkiel  shlita Rosh Yeshiva Bais Medrash Govoha Lakewood Kallah Miriam bas Rav Shmuel Baddouch Rosh Yeshiva Lev Eliyohu, Mexico Tonight 7:30 pm at Yeshiva Ketana hall 120 2nd Street Lakewood, NJ.
Rav Shmuel Auerbach sends a bottle of wine to Lakewood for the simcha 

Daf Yomi Siyum Seder Nashim this Wednesday in Lakewood

There will be a Siyum for lomdei Daf Yomi on Seder Nashim this coming Wednesday evening. It will take place at Tiferes Bais Yakov hall 613 Oak street 7:30 pm. Guest speaker is Rabbi Yissocher Frand Rosh Yeshiva Ner Yisrael of Baltimore. The entire Lakewood community is invited.

Lakewood events Sunday May 29th

Bernie Sanders for president door knocking event in Lakewood Sunday, May 29, 2016 9:00 AM,12:00 PM , 3:00 PM at The French Press 112 Clifton Avenue

Bnos of Lakewood season closing event this Sunday 1:30-3:30 at Bais Yaakov on James. Lots of fun activities!! $5 members, $7 non-members.

RCCS Street tent event Pine street corner Avenue of the states 7:30

Bnos melech Chanukas Habayis Dinner at Neeimas hachaim hall guest speaker Rav Simcha bunim Cohen

Shaagas Aryeh Dinner at Ateres Riva hall 500 Summer avenue

Mosdos Stolin of Boro park Alumni event on Lakewood at Stolin hall 153 E 7th st. 8:30 pm


Supreme court ruling could impact Yeshiva grant 

Former Lakewood official blames busing for his firing

Alexander Rebbe came by Helicopter to Lakewood

The Alexander Rebbe from Eretz Yisrael arrived in the US on Lag Baomer at JFK airport. The Rebbe was on his way to a chasuna in Lakewood where he was to be mesader kiddushin. Since the Chupah was to take place before shkiah and time was short, a Helicopter awaited the Rebbe upon his arrival and he made it to Lakewood in time for the chupah. The Rebbe will be in the US for a few weeks. 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Parshas Behar Lakewood ערב שבת פרשת בהר

Hadlokas Neiros 7:58

Shkiah  8:16

temפs near 90 look for שתי' קרה

Air quality alerts in effect for Friday May 27 for Ocean county


The Rosh yeshivas message

The Lakewood Rosh yeshiva Harav Yerucham Olshin mentioned during a recent speech about a particular fundraising literature for the yeshiva that contained some facts and figures, the rosh yeshiva felt does not reflect the bnei hayeshiva or what the yeshiva stands for. The Rosh Yeshiva asked mechilla from the bnei hayeshiva for the bizayon that came of it and spoke strongly about how it slipped through and apologized for it.

Mazal Tov

At the Lechaim in Lakewood of hachoson Yosef Chaim  Shneur Kotler ben Harav Aryeh Malkiel Kotler Rosh yeshiva Bais Medrash Govoha, Kallah, Miriam Bas HaRav Shmuel Baddouch Rosh yeshiva Ohr Yosef in Mexico. Vort is Sunday at Yeshiva Ketana hall 7:30

BMG ‘Disappointed’ Court Cancelled $10M State Grant

Disappointed, is what a spokesperson for BMG  said following courts ruling on grant. Hamodia reports:
(BMG)LAKEWOOD - America’s premier yeshivah reacted with disappointment to a state court’s ruling Thursday that a $10.6 million grant by New Jersey was unconstitutional.

Rabbi Moshe Gleiberman, vice president of Lakewood’s Beis Medrash Govoha, said in a statement that the appellate court’s decision discriminated against religious schools. He said that most of the 6,800 students at the yeshivah go into non-clergy professions.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Oif simchas

Mazal Tov hachosson Shneur Kotler son of HaRav Malkiel Kotler Rosh Yeshiva Bais Medrash Govoha is engaged to Miriam Baddouch bas rav Shmuel from Mexico. The Vort will be this Sunday iyh in Lakewood.

Fischell- Zoberman wedding at Lake terrace- Freilach band will be on hand
Schonbrun- Schachter wedding at Neeimas Hachaim
Ateres Riva Out of town wedding Symfinny band

עיר התורה והחסידות Photos Lag Baomer

Catching up to its sister city of Bnei Brak- thousands attend Lag B'omer hadlakos in Lakewood byvarious Kehillos and botei midrashim.
 Breslov, Stolin, Skver, Chateu, Chesterfield, Whispering pines, Rachmastrivke, kreshevsky, Khal Chasidim, Strulowitz, Rav Shimano, Belz, other shteiblach, Minyam shelanu etc..
Chai Rotel mashka at Satmar

Permit needed for music

Police were called to a lag baomer fire in Lakewood after residents called to complain about the loud music. The cop came and shut the music down at 10:45 and said he may issue a sumonse. Although there was a permit for fire there was none for loud music. Make sure to get one to avoid ruining your party. 
Thank you.

Pair of Tefilin found

Updated: Tefilin have been found b"h.
message from Lakewood chaveirim, a pair of  Tefilin was stolen from a vehicle last night in Ridge ave. If found please call Chaveirim, Please check in your garbage can or other areas where it may have been left.

NJ judge rules state grant to yeshiva unconstitutional

Let's hope they can appeal, but in the meantime ACLU went to court to stop the state of NJ from giving grants to 2 private institutions Princeton Theology Seminary and Beth Medrash Govoha of Lakewood, NJ. Aftrr hearing the case a judge ruled the grants to be unlawful Today  a judge read more at Here

Psil Techeles - Rav Benzion Halberstam, Lakewood

Lag Baomer events and info Lakewood 5776

Send your name and kvitel to Meron now and support Lakewood tzedaka Yad Yisrael call 732-806-5444 or email: Meronyeshuos33@gmail.com

Chai Rotel mashke available all day in front of Satmar shul on Forest avenue hot food and music later in the day from 7:00 .pm and on

Half day of school at Lakewood cheder, Toras Aaron, Shagaas Aryeh, Ohr Yehuda

Hadlaka lekovod lag baomer this Thursday at 7pm in Highgrove Crescent. Men women and children are invited.

Hearthstone lag baomer carnival, 109 Finchley 3:45-6:45 pm all proceeds to benefit hearthstone avos Ubanim.

Lutzk: Lag Baomer Fire & BBQ Thursday, May 26 5:00 pm

Justice Dept investigating Toms River zoning laws

APP  reports The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Toms River’s zoning laws affecting religious land uses, including the Board of Adjustment’s requirement that a rabbi obtain a use variance to continue operating his Church Road home as a house of worship.

“Our investigation will focus on the Township’s zoning laws affecting religious land uses,” Sameena Shina Majeed, acting chief of the Justice Department’s Housing and Civil Enforcement Section, wrote in an April 28 letter to Mayor Thomas F. Kelaher. “We are also reviewing, as part of our investigation, the Township’s requirement that Rabbi Moshe Gourarie obtain a use variance in order to engage in religious worship and educational activities at 2001 Church Road.”

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Oif simchos Lag baomer chasunos

Some chupas starting late

Lag Baomer 5776 מדורות ל"ג בעומר Wednesday night Lakewood

*Make sure children are hydrated hot weather today plus attending fire can cause dehydration
מדורות ל"ג בעומר Lakewood Lag Baomer fire & mahadura  
Satmar bus to Monroe leaving 7:30 in front of Satmar BM on Forest
Krishevsky- 677  8th street 9:30 pm  בית מדרש קרישבסקי
Breslov- 423 6th Street between Madison and Forest  9:45 ביהמ''ד ברסלב
Stolin- 7th street corner Cornelius ביהמ''ד סטאלין
Bais Efraim- Rav Shimano New Central & Leigh 9:30

Divrei Zikaron for Rav Mordechai Maslaton Z"L

There will be an asifa and divrei zikaron and hesped for Rav Mordechai(Murray) Maslaton Z'L tonight 7:00 pm at Rav Forcheimers shul downstairs 5th street between Forest & Madison

12 months since petira of Habachur Chaim Rosenberg A"H

Lag Baomer 18 Iyar 5776 will be 12 months since the Petirah of Habachur Chaim Rosenberg A"H. Since it was a leap year the yartzheit will be observed on 18 Sivan 5776. Friends of Chaim a"'h set up a fund to Write a Sefer Torah Lilui Nishmaso. Dedication opportunities are still available. Please learn some Mishnayos לעילוי נשמת הבחור חיים יצחק בן ר' יעקב ז''ל
Yartzheit event TBA. To donate click HERE 42,000 paid Sefer Toarh and Klaf ( parchment)

Photo links, Lakewood

N.J.'s non-public schools deserve to be safe, too

Kollel Zichron Yechiel Meir Inaugural Parlor Meeting at Khal Zichron Yaakov

Lakewood Hoops coach to stay will have day camp in PS gym

Kvias Mezuza at the Bais Havaad of Lakewood

Agudath Israel participates in effort to save Lakewood's ourtesy busing

Deadline to submit bids for 5 electronic billboards- sign the petition

Residents started a petition  against the idea of having 5 digital billboards placed across Lakewood. Deadline for submission  Auction for the construction and maintenance of 5 electronic digital billboards for Lakewood township is today May 25, 2016. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Summer weather for Lag B'aomer in the high 80's

Here comes the summer- Forecast for Lag Baomer in Lakewood Mostly sunny skies. The temperature will be 87 degrees.  mostly sunny with a high in the mid to upper 80's. Thursday and Friday humidity rises with sunshine and a high in the mid 80's. Lag" baomer fires in Lakewood at Stolin, Breslov, Krishevsky, Strulowitz, R' Shimanoe, times and places will be updated.  

Oif Simchas

Vort: Hachoson Nosson Geller - Far Rockaway, Kallah Rivka Bas R' Casriel (Rich) Roberts, tonight Tuesday at Tiferes Bais Yaakov hall 613 Oak street, Lakewood, NJ. 7 - 10 pm

Lag Baomer Free Bow and Arrows at Toys 4 Thought

ImageGet your free bow and Arrows for Lag Baomer at Toys for Thought one per family no purchase necessary 3rd Street and Clifton Avenue Lakewood. 

Tonight: First time home buyer open house

First time home buyer open house Tuesday May 24 6-8 pm at Public works conference room  1 American Way, New Hampshire & Cedarbridge Lakewood NJ No registration needed

Video: Heart of the Stranger. A Portrait of Lakewood's Orthodox Community. by Ali Botein-Furrevig 05/23/16

First Amendment activist Lakewood, NJ

Packed crowd at library event, Lakewood is mostly Yeshivish

APP reports on Lakewood Library event. Watch VIDEO
 LAKEWOOD - The featured speaker was a professor and author who’d come to talk about the facts and fallacies surrounding the Orthodox Jewish community. A Common misconception that all members of the Orthodox community in Lakewood are Chasidim only about 20 percent belong to that sect of Orthodox Judaism, she said, while the vast majority are Yeshivish Orthodox Jews.

"A capacity crowd of more than 100 people showed up at the Lakewood branch of the Ocean County Library, most of them seniors from adult communities in Lakewood and surrounding towns" APP reports They weren’t there to debate — about property taxes or busing or the yeshiva being built up the road. Not on this night. They were there to listen, and ask questions.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Oif Simchas

Vort: Hachosson  Yonason Aryeh Nussbaum to Kallah Peshy Hirschberg of Lakewood tonight from 7:30-10:30 at 12 Teaberry court.

Vort: Hachoson Avrohom David Ben Harav Usher David RY Emek Halacha Lakewood Kallah Bas  Rav Yehoshua Abba Busel  vort at Rav Forscheimer's shul. 5th street between Forest & Madison tonight Monday  8:00 pm

Engaged: Chosson Nosson Geller Far Rckway to Kallah Rivka Roberts Bas Reb Casriel, Lakewood Vort Tuesday night at Tiferes Bais Yaakov hall.

Door knocking for Bernie in Lakewood Westgate event

OFFICIAL EVENT Tuesday May, 24 Yusis deli 84 Hillside Lakewood, NJ 4-9 pm
You're invited to join your neighbors and supporters to knock on the doors of supporters and undecided voters. We'll provide you with a script, a list of voters that you'll be talking to, and a map of where to go.

Today: Heart of the Stranger- A portrait of Lakewood’s Orthodox Community.

Ocean county Library Lakewood branch: Dr. Ali Botein-Furrevig, Professor and Academic Advisor of the Center for Peace, Genocide and Holocaust Studies of Ocean County College will present her book, Heart of the Stranger: a portrait of Lakewood’s Orthodox Community.

Wearing a hat on the trampolines

Facebook post
On Sunday May 22 At about 4:00 I took my niece and nephew's to sky zone in Lakewood nj which mind you is borderline of toms river no it's not really in Lakewood a place we go to often to jump where we spend an arm and leg. as I was sitting on the sidelines watching my four year old nephew jump I was approached by a worker that I needed to remove my baseball hat off my head. I had questioned him as to why I had to remove my hat he said because you

Bow & Arrow Giveaway

Lag B'aomer Bow & Arrow Giveaway at Z. Berman stores in Lakewood

“Click it or Ticket” campaign begins today in Lakewood through June 5

Law enforcement officers from the Lakewood Police Department will join with police from around the country in cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign.
Beginning May 23 and running through June 5, the annual “Click It or Ticket” national mobilization utilizes high visibility seat belt

Lakewood chizuk mission to Pittsburgh, PA Kollel Jewish Learning Center

                                    Kollel Bais Yitzchock

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Light the BIGGEST Lag Baomer bonfire in Lakewood!

Bid HERE THE ZECHUS TO LIGHT THE HADLAKAH AT THE MINYAN SHELANU LAG BAOMER EVENT 5776. You are bidding on the Zechus to light the Minyan Shelanu 15th annual Lag Baomer Bonfire. Bidding may continue at event and end before hadlaka. Winning bidder should please contact us immediately at minyanshelanu.org and/or 732-276-7361 to arrange payment and details.

The Minyan Shelanu 15th Annual Bonfire/BBQ will take place on Thursday May 26th from 7:00pm-12:00am at Pine Park located on County Line Road in Lakewood, NJ. The Hadlaka will be at 7PM. 

Kvias Mezzuzah at the Bais Havaad of Lakewood

Walkathon today

                                                John Patrick field at Vine street

Store updates Sunday Pesach Sheini May 22

Wholly schnitzle now open at Todd plaza
Schreibers shoes & Hatcraft moving to Gourmet Glatt plaza
Paradise gardens flower shop now open 4th & Clifton
JII Pizza opening at new Evergreeen plaza rt 9 south
Sprinkles opened 2nd location at Todd plaza
Construction at Grebow plaza
construction at Shloimys Kosher world plaza
Seagull Square lots of new stores
Tottini reopening today near Toys 4 thought back entrance

Friday, May 20, 2016

Learning and Tehillim for Refuah shleima

Bais Medash Ohr Gedalya will have a seder limud a shiur by the mara D"asrah Rav Simcha Bunim Landinsky and Tehillim, today erev Shabbos at 6:25 Lzchus a successful surgery and Refua shelaimah for Yerucham Chaim Ben Raizel Zlata who was injured in a traffic accident yesterday at Oberlin and Cedarbridge avenues.

ערב שבת פרשת אמור Lakewood, NJ

Friday, May 20, 2016 / י"ב אייר תשע"ו
Hadlokas Neiros     7:52
Shkiah                  8:10

אומרים צדקתך בשבת ערב פסח שני

Thank you to LA community

Video: Haircuts in Halacha presentation in Lakewood, NJ

First Amendment activist

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Kokosh cake half price at Hershey's Bakery in Lakewood

In honor of the 12th anniversary of  Hershey's Bakery in Lakewood, they are having a sale today erev shabbos 50% off their famous kokosh cake. Bakery is Located at the Grebow shopping center Rt 9, Lakewood Howell border.

Lakewood Hatzolah adds 5 summer units

They should add another 30 but as of now Lakewood Hatzolah has added 5 members for the busy summer season. These new members are not officially on its a temporary addition although they could get on permanently. As Lakewood grows and the population keeps on spreading to surrounding towns its challenging for local organizations that provide emergency services to keep up with the growth.

Oif Simchos

Vort: Chosson Eliyahu Rudnicki ben R' Avruhum (Kensington) kallah, Tzivie Weisberger at Ohr Meir 30 - 5th st reet between Monmouth and Princeton Lakewood NJ.

Daf Yomi siyum on Seder Nashim planned for Lakewood

Daf Yomi will finish seder Nashim with the conclusion of maseches Kiddushin in 2 weeks Agudah & Daf Yomi commission are planning to host a Siyum in Lakewood

Are You A Lakewood Hocker

Are You A Lakewood Hocker Join A Lakewood Hock Group Click This Link or  Join Text 848-456-7640 

Meeting held to discuss Lakewood busing legislation

Hamodia.com As part of the latest effort to save Lakewood’s courtesy busing routes for thousands of the town’s students, a meeting was held between elected officials and a broad base of community advocates to discuss legislation that would radically change how funds for non-public transportation are administered.

Rabbi Moshe Zev Weisberg, of the Ichud Hamosdos, who was involved in designing the bill, said the legislation was a “win-win” for all stakeholders in the district.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Oif Simchos!!

Vort of Hachoson Yaakov Golding to Kallah Yehudis Alon. Tonight at Cong. Prospect Park. 20 Capitol Lane, Lakewood @  7:30

Hachoson  Noach frank to Dina Kohn from Lakewood. The vort will be tonight 8:00 at 100 Park Ave Lakewood

Hachoson Zevi ben R' Moshe Shechter to Kalla Aliza Bas R' Shawlom Francis Vort in Bais Nosson Zvi 14th st & Willow Court Lakewood  @ 7 pm tonight.

Hachoson Naftoli Lerner to Kallah Faigy Bas R' Elimelech Tabak vort today 7:30 in Tiferes Bais Yaakov 613 oak street, Lakewood

Hachoson Yehuda Zev Ehrentreu Ben R' Shlomo Zalman  to Kalla Chana Lachman Bas R' Dovid Shuli Tonight Rabbi Gissingers Shul 175 Sunset 7-11pm

APP editorial calls on Jackson officials to defuse tension with LCSW patrols

Editorial in APP
The Jackson Township Council’s unanimous approval last week of a resolution stating that the Jackson Police Department “shall not cooperate with or form any association with any neighborhood watch organized outside of Jackson Township” can be best characterized as a vote for fear and bigotry.

The vote was a reaction to reports, several of which could not be confirmed, that the Lakewood Civilian Safety Watch group was patrolling streets in Jackson —

Lakewood buisness donates thousands of bathing sponges to residents of Flint, Michigan

Thousands of bathing sponges are coming to Flint in an effort to bring some relief during the continuing water crisis.Jessica Gutierrez says she ordered the Latherz sponge online to use on her children."I was looking for something I could use with the least amount of water I could bathe my household in," says Gutierrez, mother of four. She ordered the package with twenty-five sponges for $10.99 from Mars Med Supply and loved it so much she wrote the company.

Statement wrote:

Tonight: Haircuts in Halacha event in Lakewood

At Estreia 978 River Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm

Tachlis magazine no longer available in Lakewood

The Tachlis magazine which calls itself the most widely circulated magazine in America has stopped distributing the weekly to Lakewood. Not sure why but it would seem surprising that the weekly should not be available to members of the fastest and largest growing Jewish community in the US. You can read the online edition HERE.

Hespedim for Harav Moshe Rabinowitz ZT''L tonight

With the conclusion of shiva Hespedim for Rav Moshe Rabinowitz will be held Wednesday evening at Bais Faiga hall 8:00 pm. There will be a  Ezras Nashim.
Divrei zikaron will be delivered by Rav Aryeh Malkiel Kotler, rosh yeshiva of Beth Medrash Govoah; Rav Shlomo Eliyahu Miller, rosh kollel of Kollel Avreichim of Toronto; Rav Eliyahu Yagid, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Keren Hatorah; Rav Uren Reich, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Gedolah of Woodlake; and Rav Rabinowitz’s eldest son, Reb Yisroel Rabinowitz.

The event will conclude with Maariv at approximately 10 p.m.

Ocean county Police memorial ceremony in Lakewood This Friday

LAKEWOOD – Ocean County will remember its fallen police officers and will honor all peace officers during the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Day Service scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 20 at the Ocean County Police Academy, Ocean County Park, Route 88, here.

High Pollen forecast for Lakewood, NJ

Pollen Index for Lakewood, NJ High concentration of Pollen grains in the air Pollen type. Oak, Birch and Mulberry.

As a ritual, each spring summer and fall, tiny particles known as pollen are released from trees, grasses and weeds. Pollen is transported by air currents

Another weekend music festival at Blueclaws stadium

Following the 3 day concerts were over 50,000 are expected, another festival will take place the following weekend Friday and Saturday from 2 pm to 11 pm (Shabbos shuva) Adventure In The Park is an annual, multi-day, dance music celebration that takes place Saturday, October 8th and Sunday October 9th at FirstEnergy Park, in Lakewood, New Jersey. Adventure In The Park 2016 promises an experience like no other. Our 4 stages will feature the biggest and most diverse lineup ever as well as Skyboxes, VIP Access, food trucks, and much, much MORE! Festival security will be on-site at Adventure In The Park in multiple designated locations. Additionally, Lakewood EMS and Police will be place throughout the festival grounds at all times to ensure safety for our fans.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

NJ hospitals could be forced to pay millions in taxes to local towns.

 Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood (Kimball Medical Center) is one of the 30 NJ hospitals that may be forced to pay millions in local taxes. Indeed, as many as 30 hospitals could be forced to pay tens of millions in property taxes over the next decade because of tax appeals charging that the facilities have for-profit components That's the count of municipalities that filed tax appeals against not-for-profit hospitals in New Jersey by April 1, the New Jersey Hospital Association said. Read more at Patch.com

Tonight: Kollel Taharos Lakewood parlor meeting

On Tuesday, May 17th  the Lakewood community will be privileged to hear Harav Hatzadik Rav Shimon Galay Shlita, as he addresses the  parlor meeting to benefit Kolel Taharos, which will take place at the home noted Askan R' Meir Gelly, 429 15th Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701 . The Rosh yeshiva, Rav Aryeh Malkiel Kotler Shlita, will also be in attendance at this event and will also grace the event with Divrei Bracha.

Lakewood Planning board

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 6:00 P.M.

More Gov Grants for LRRC, OHI

After recently receiving govt grants Here, 2 local Health centers once again are the recipients of more funding under the Obamacare Federally Qualified Health Centers funding program. Lakewood Resource and Referral Center, got, $1,181,672 and Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc., Lakewood, $1,843,998.
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez announced $36 million in funding for 16 centers in NJ. Menendez's fellow Democrat and Senate colleague from New Jersey, Sen. Cory Booker, issued statements in support of the Federally Qualified Health Centers funding program. "These funds will help address these health inequities by bringing high-quality, affordable health care services into some of our most under-served communities," Booker stated. NJ.com

Lakewood kids prepare for Lag BaOmer

Video below
Khal Bais Ephraim 

News briefs

Lakewood eyes 5-story building for downtown Existing building houses French Press Roasters, Chai Lifeline.

Chelsea Clinton will head to Long Branch NJ Tuesday for Hillary campaign

Bicycilist hit by pickup truck in Lakewood 

Man stabbed during fight in Lakewood, police say

Monday, May 16, 2016

Wholly after all

Opening soon at Todd plaza

The Jackson we know

  Forget the online rhetoric, resident writes what she sees on the ground. (Article in The Lakewood Shopper. )

At the parlor meeting with Ponovezh Rosh Yeshiva in Lakewood

Photo: Jewishbuzz.com
The Rosh Yeshiva flew to America for a quick hour trip on behalf of a Torah institution that is on the verge of collapse. He spent just 12 hours on American soil before turning around and boarding a plane back to Eretz Yisrael in order to arrive in time to give over the first Kodshim shiur of the zman. 
This trip was originally planned for bein hazmanim, but due to the personal request of Harav Aharon Leib Shteinman that he be present at the Lev L’achim and Lev Shomea gatherings held at that time- the trip was postponed. Harav Olshin addressed yesterday’s participants saying,” We were zoche that the Rosh Yeshiva of Ponovezh shoud come especially to us. This is a chizuk for

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Record low temps

A cold Monday morning is ahead with temperatures only in the 30s and 40s 

Rav Berel Povarsky in Lakewoood this evening

Ponovez Rosh Yeshiva will be in Lakewood today for a fundraiser. 8:00 pm at River Terrace (Glatt Gourmet plaza)1094 River Avenue

Formation flies over Lakewood

Following the air show at Joint base MDL, a formation of 6 planes was seen flying over Lakewood at 3:30 pm heading north east. Video below from JB MDL Facebook
Page at the Airshow

Coming soon Hanochas Even hapina for BM & Mikva at Satmar kehilla in Lakewood

Shiva info Mishpachas Rabinowitz

 Shiva for HaRav Moshe Rabinowitz ZT”L. is  at the Rabinowitz home, 10 5th Street, corner Princeton, Lakewood,NJ              
שחרית at 7:00 & 8:00 
מנחה  at 1:40 and 7:30
מעריב  at 9:30. Sons Getting up from Shiva Thursday morning. Daughters, Brothers & sisters getting up Wednesday morning

Bernie Sanders campaign to host Lakewood event with Meyuchad shechita

Sanders campaign will be hosting 3 events this Sunday May 15th The Yussis Deli in Lakewood. Times are 9 am 12 pm and 3 pm at 234 2nd street hosted by David Zachary.

Chometz sale today

Lakewood links

Power in the pines air show on for today at Joint base MDL

NJ traffic alert Obama coming to Rutgers 

LCSW: Patrol didnt realize he strayed into TR 

Israeli carrots being sold at local stores in Lakewood 

Another Yair Hoffman Lakewood piece 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Rock concert in Lakewood 3 stages of non stop music

The schedule for the 3 day rock festival will have the concerts and bands playing up into Sunday night first night of Rosh Hashana. Residents living near the Blueclaws stadium may want to relocate for that weekend. Over 50,000 expected. Carnival will begin at 12 pm. Three stages of non stop music! Main Stages, outside stages
 Friday, September 30th 5pm to 11pm 
Saturday October 1st, 12pm to 11pm
Sunday October 2nd  concert till 11:00pm (Erev Rosh hashana)
First energy park

Friday, May 13, 2016

Hamodia- Harav Moshe Rabinowitz, zt”l

Photos of Levaya in JFK  HERE Other Photos HERE

Hamodia  LAKEWOOD - By Mordechai Wincorn
The Lakewood community deeply mourned the petirah of Harav Moshe Rabinowitz, zt”l, who served as Mashgiach and Menahel of Mesivta Keren HaTorah and as Mara d’Asra of Bais Medrash Tiferes Shimon.

A talmid muvhak of Harav Chaim Shmuelevitz, zt”l, the niftar was known as a master mechanech and baal mussar, who was a source of guidance and inspiration to countless talmidim. He was niftar on Thursday afternoon, at 63, after fighting illness for several years. Rav Rabinowitz was born in 1954 to

ערב שבת פרשת קדושים ה' אייר תשע"ו

Lakewood, NJ Zemanim for Parshas Kedoshim May.13, 2016
Hadlokas Neiros 7:46
Shkia 8:04
מברכים בה''ב
9:18 סוף זמן קריאת שמע גר''א 

Traffic nightmare at Williams street, Cross strreet in Lakewood

Striking Verizon workers causing traffic  backups on Cross street, Williams Street construction  constant closures Residents fed up are calling on the township to clear it up.
from Yudels, Letter to forward:
Dear Mayor, Miller, Township Manager, LPD Chief Lawson, Township committee,
 Williams St is closed too often during the day due to construction. It is the only street cutting across from James St. It causes backups in the entire area. There are no Police presence at the closures. We believe they are not authorized closures.

Lakewood gets clean community grant

 The Christie Administration is awarding a record $23.7 million in Clean Communities grants to help municipalities and counties conduct litter cleanup efforts to help beautify New Jersey’s communities and roadsides. List HERE
Lakewood   $ 135,358.88
Brick          $ 195,190.42
Toms River $ 257,441.64
Jackson      $ 131,181.92
Howell       $ 133,639.57

News briefs

Smell smoke? 400+ Acres Burn in Burlington County Forest Fire

Chief Lawson: No watch patrols by LCSW outside Lakewood

Storms, Rain Expected To Soak New Jersey For Next 3 Weeks

8 NJ winnersof the $429.6 million Powerball Jackpot  will be introduced today

Live hook up Levaya of Rav Moshe Rabinowitz in Eretz Yisrael

There will be a live hook up now from the Levaya of Rav Moshe Rabinowitz ZT"L In Eretz Yisroel The Number Is 7328392003 Pin Number is 244677#

Air show at Joint base MDL weather permitting

Click HERE for show info show will be on Sunday at 11:00 am. The base is monitoring the weather, officials said. In the case of periods of sustained rain,

Thursday, May 12, 2016

HUD to reboot section 8 placing inner city residents in the suburbs

NY Post- Hillary’s rumored running mate, Housing Secretary Julian Castro, is cooking up a scheme to reallocate funding for Section 8 housing to punish suburbs for being too white and too wealthy. The scheme involves super-sizing vouchers to help urban poor afford higher rents in pricey areas, such as Westchester County, while assigning them government real estate agents called “mobility counselors” to secure housing in the exurbs.

Loss of a giant: Hagaon Rav Moshe Rabinowitz zt”l

Matzav article 
Rav Rabinowitz had battled illness for several years, displaying outstanding gevurah during a period fraught with nisyonos. He passed away this afternoon.
Rav Rabinowitz previously served as menahel of Yeshiva Ner Yisroel in Toronto. About a decade and a half ago, he moved to Lakewood, where he assumed the position of menahel at Keren Hatorah, which is led by his brother, Rav Mendel Rabinowitz.

BDE Harav Moshe Rabinowitz Zatzal

Petirah of Reb Moshe Rabinowitz ZT'L Rosh Yeshiva Yeshivas Keren Hatorah of Lakewood, Brother of Reb Mendel Rabinowitz shlita. The Levaya is at JFK Airport at 5:00. Cargo area bldng 22. Bus from Lakewood leaving 2:15 From 5th and Princeton. TNZBH


BDE Levaya 5:00 pm at JFK airport cargo BLDNG 22

Please daven for Moshe Eliezer ben Masha The Roshe Yeshiva Of Mesivta Keren Hatora Harav Moshe Rabinowitz shlita Who Is In Serious Condition.

Video at GG

Hard Rock festival relocating to Lakewood, 50,000 expected

Erev Rosh Hashana traffic alert!
APP-The Food Truck and Rock Carnival, will take place Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood. The hard rock festival is relocating to Lakewood after more than 50,000 attended the three-day fest at Oak Ridge Park in Clark,NJ last September. There will be two main stages inside the ballpark and a third outside. There will be more amusements than last year, including pig races, and 50 food trucks from around the region.

BOE votes down Lakewood school district budget, state monitor overules

At the Lakewood BOE meeting last night the board voted down the proposed budget for 2016-2017 but the state monitor overruled the boards decision once again.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

LPD Chief Lawson calls meeting to discuss LCSW patrols

As neighboring towns are wary of the shomrim patrols, APP reports Lakewood Police Chief Robert Lawson has called a meeting of police chiefs in neighboring towns Thursday to address what he calls “misinformation” about the Lakewood Civilian Safety Watch program. “I think a lot of people are in a panic state, (saying) ‘My god, they’re moving into my neighborhood in Jackson and in Howell,’” Lawson said. “There’s a lot of misinformation out there.” read more at APP

Bernie Sanders campaign event in Lakewood at Yussis Deli (Meyuchad Shechita)

At Yussis on 2nd street

Shloshim Asifa for Rebbetzin Henie Meisels A"H in Lakewood

The Meisels and Tress Families along with Sarah Schenirer Seminary and Seminar Hachadash Yerushalayim invite all friends, relatives and alumni to an  inspirational Shloshim gatherings  in memory of REBBETZIN HENIE MEISELS A"H Tonight, Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Bnos Yaakov Elementary School 2 Kent Road, Lakewood NJ 8:00 pm

Harav Dovid Cohen  שליט"א
Harav Yaakov Horowitz  שליט"א
Harav Zev Meisels  שליט"א
and other family members

FOR A LIVE TELEPHONE HOOKUP CALL 712-770-4010  Access Code 501303#

Video: Zoning Board Meeting Lakewood NJ 05/09/16

First Amendment Activist

Lakewood school district will be reviewing documentation to demonstrate residency in the district

Registration and District Residency Confirmation Students entering specific Grades/Programs are required to provide Proof of Eligibility in accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:22-3.4 for the upcoming 2016-17 school year. The district will be reviewing documentation to demonstrate residency in the district. Documentation Required Birth Certificate, Proof of Residence Forms - two (2) primary proofs: lease, deed, tax bill, gas/electric/cable bill and two (2) secondary proofs: medical bill, financial statement, etc... The following grades are required to complete the District Residency Confirmation at the High School Cafeteria from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. on one of the dates below. THE STUDENT DOES NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT. May 10-11 Students entering 6th grade (Current 5th grade students) May 17-18 Students entering 9th grade (Current 8th grade students) May 23 All current Out of District, School Choice, School for Student with Disabilities, and Private School Students with an IEP

School taxes going up, another referendum in November

APP reports School taxes are going up. The BOE will vote on it tonight. The proposed local tax levy for 2016-17 is $95.37 million, up more than $4.4 million. For the owner of a home assessed at $250,000, that will mean an extra $294 in school taxes. In addition the District is asking for an additional $2 million dollars in a referendum this coming November asking  voters to approve an additional tax levy of $2 million to lower the deficit.  If approved, the additional $2 million tax levy for deficit reduction would add just less than $80 to that homeowner's total school tax bill. 

Democratic primary ballot for Ocean county June 7th

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Seudas Hilula Reb Shayleh M' Karestir

Tomorrow: Ohr Somayach international Yom Iyun event in Lakewood

Join us this Wednesday night May 11 at 8:00 pm for an inspiring evening of lectures featuring Ohr Somayach’s kiruv luminaries Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz, Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb and Rabbi Akiva Tatz. The topic for the evening will be ‘Altitudes and Attitudes- Achieving Meaning and Happiness’. Program is open to men and women and will take place at Bnos Bracha 1665 Corporate Rd. West. Doors open at 7:30pm, Mincha at 7:45PM, Program to begin at 8:00pm. Admission is free. This is sure to be a dynamite evening that you do not want to miss! We hope to see you there iy”h. For more info please contact naoffices@ohr.edu or 908-216-4470.

Jackson Police chief at odds with Pols over LCSW patrols

Mayor and other politicians in Jackson expressed frustration over the Police chief statement regarding LCSW patrols in neighboring townships. This was posted on the Jackson police Facebook page.
On this date, Chief Kunz, Capt. Laskiewicz, Lt. Convery and Lt. Hratko met with several representatives of the Lakewood Civilian Safety Watch, or LCSW. Also in attendance was Chief Lawson of the Lakewood Police Department. The LCSW staff was already aware of the concerns and requests of Mayor Reina and Councilman Nixon that the LCSW not patrol in Jackson Township. They were also aware of the many allegations circulated via social media.

Lakewood BOE to vote on new busing pilot plan could cost another $4 million

APP reports the pilot plan  which was introduced to give the private schools more control of the entitled busing could end up costing more.  LAKEWOOD - Legislation meant to ease Lakewood’s chronic busing woes could cost the school district an extra $4 million or more per year, district officials say. 
The analysis, which one legislator disputes, coincides with mounting local opposition to a pair of bills introduced in April that would give local Orthodox Jewish yeshivas and other private schools greater autonomy to work out transportation arrangements for their own students — using public funds.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Group from Plano, TX visits BMG in Lakewood

By Rabbi Nesanya Zakon on FB. What an inspiring and thought provoking day of study and touring at the largest Yeshiva in the world, Beth Medrash Govoha of Lakewood N.J. (my alma mater where I received my first Rabbinic ordination.)It was particularly wonderful to introduce the guys to the Rosh Hayeshiva, Rabbi Yeruchem Olshin who officiated at our wedding nearly 18 years ago! After having seen him once since 2000 he remembered me by name despite being dean of a Yeshiva of nearly 7,000 students! We also had lunch with a great visionary, Rabbi Aron Kotler, President of the Yeshiva. We are returning to Plano physically exhausted, spiritually enriched, inspired and having bonded as a group of not just friends but as nine brothers!!

Live: Hespedim for Reb Ahron Stefansky Z''L

Oif Simchas


ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT meeting  MAY 9, 2016  7:00 pm


Hespedim for Reb Aron Stefansky ZTL

                         At Shiras Devorah 575 Oak street at 8:00 pm

Video: No Sky scrapers coming to Lakewood

At 30:00 discussing the sky scrapers rumor
First Amendment activist 

Petition: Stop the electronic billboards in Lakewood

 A online petition was started to stop the electronic billboards in Lakewood.
Lakewood township has recently put up bids for multiple electronic billboards around town . We demand that this proposal be stopped immediately .
The expected income to the township is a mere drop in the bucket compared to the harm it will do to  the town . Constantly changing and flashing signs is an eyesore and cheapens the towns image. It may down the line expose to us  unwanted content. It may also be a distraction to drivers .
As far as we know, surrounding townships have not invited this type cheap eyesore. Why should Lakewood be different.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Shiurim by Rav Simcha Bunim Cohen

Oif Simchas

Lipschutz- Tress chasunah Hachosson Eliezer Ben Reb Pinchos, Kallah bas Reb Elimelech Gavriel Tress at Ne'eimas Hachaim hall 555 Oak street Lakewood