Thursday, June 30, 2016

Heading to the Catskills? general info

 Lakewood residents heading up to the Catskill mountains for the weekend some information to keep in mind.
- Sign up for traffic alerts HERE from Roadinform or simply go HERE on your mobile device.

-Notice The changes at exit 163 on the GSP if your taking the Jersey 17 its on the right side of the Parkway.

-As in previous years, the Mincha Area will be open from 5 to 11 PM each Thursday night. Those who make use of the facility are reminded to park only on the upper level, not to engage in solicitations or collections of any kind and to obey all traffic laws.
Kosher food will be available in the upper level vending machine 

No Senate vote today on NJ gas tax hike

Top Democrats lawmaker tells Abc news  the NJ Senate is not set to take any action today on legislation to raise the gas tax by 23 cents. Lawmakers are still working on a deal but there would be no vote today.

Hashem is here Hashem is here Hashem is truly everywhere

A sticker campaign around Lakewood parking lots reminding people that Hashem is here a reminder to always keep that in mind

Connecting the LKWD busing bill with the gas tax vote

This one from Politickernj- Those newfound pals of Gov. Chris Christie awoke today to find a regurgitated bill on the Assembly board list: S2049, a so-called private school courtesy busing bill.
"A source speculated that the bill’s sponsors – Assemblyman Sean Kean and Assemblyman David Rible, both Monmouth Republicans – could more easily back the late Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) fix on Monday with the expectation of this bill again seeing daylight today." read more HERE

Catching fish at the Lake

NJ residents furious at gas tax now

Gas tax vote On Thursday June 30th  the New Jersey State Senate will vote on raising the state gas tax by 23 cents  and Gov. Christie would sign the bill if they do. NJ1015 reports many Jersey residents remain strongly opposed to the plan. Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, believes this is happening for a combination of reasons.
He said the proposed gas tax increase – now that it’s finally been laid out and passed by the lower house – has struck an emotional chord with many people who already have a huge mistrust of government. So, they wind up thinking “this is a money grab, you really do want to use it for something else, and it just feeds this mistrust that people have, 23 cents just sounds so big in the grand scheme of things right now.”

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Oif Simchas

Lakewood chasuna's June 29, 2016
Meir Coffer- Naomi Cohen wedding at Lake Terrace hall
Avrohom Breslar -Elisheva Halberstadt wedding at Neeimas Hachaim hall
Shmuel Wolfe- Tzippy Lichtenstein Fountain Ballroom
Gedalya Yakov Portowitz- Devoiry Sternbuch  at Ateres Reva hall

Shiva info

Mishpachas Gereidi is sitting shiva for their Son and brother Habachur Yosef  Z"L ben Asher Avshalom. Shiva is at 243 North Crest in Westgate. Shachris is at 7:30 am Mincha and Maariv at 8:15. People are asked not to come from 10:00-12 pm and not after 11:00 pm

Vote on busing bill facing opposition

Lakewood busing vote is this Thursday in Trenton. The bill was pulled late Monday night when there was not enough votes for it to pass. Yet the lies about the orthodox community continue unabated - 
The myth- Orthodox private schools are taking away money intended for public school students for their own courtesy busing. The NJEA which is fiercely opposing the bill, ran a headline "Bill takes millions from Lakewood public schools to pay for busing for ineligible private school students" The claim is made according to their report, "S-2049 (Singer)/A-3652 (Rible, Kean) would direct the Lakewood school district, which is already underfunded in the current year by almost $5 million, to overpay a consortium of private schools to bus private school students.  Also, under provisions of the bills, the consortium would be permitted to use the overpayment to bus private school students who are not eligible for busing under State law."
In truth, the money to bus private students living past the threshold of  2 or 2.5 miles is mandated by the state. New Jersey law requires school districts to provide transportation to students who live more than two miles from school for grades K-8, and 2.5 miles for high school students. All across NJ towns pay for courtesy busing due to safety concerns,which includes many public school students who live less than the 2 mile threshold. If the school district is unable to provide transportation to nonpublic students within this limit, the district is required to make an “aid in lieu of transportation” payment to the parents of the nonpublic school student.


Its almost the end of district busing never the less the last few days have been hectic for some boys schools. Since girls schools are closed and day camp began the companies have moved up the schedule of boys routes bu a half hour. Instead of 8:30, pick up now is at 8:00 am. Is it more important to have girls get on time to camp than inconvenience the boys  in yeshiva especially now during the end of the year when bed time is later? Its a small complaint but where are our priorities.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Oif Simchas

Weddings in Lakewood Tuesday June 28
 Gonsky -Klein at Neeimas Hachaim
Rubin -Gersten- at Lake Terrace
Wahl-Sutton at Lakewood Cheder

BD"E Habachur Yosef Chaim Gereidi Z”L

We regret to inform you of the Petirah of Habachur Yosef Chaim Gereidi Z”L of Lakewood (Westgate) who was niftar after a long illness he was 27 years old. He learned in Peekskill yeshiva and in BMG. The Levaya will take place at Bais Medrash Govoha in the Yoshon B''M on 7th street. kevura will be before shkiah in Lakewood in the sons of Israel bais Olam on East 7th street. TNZBH

Lakewood will receive + $2,406.73 per student under Christie fairness school formula

According to data compiled by the state aid to the Lakewood school district would go up by 59%. The new plan calls for a flat per pupil formula of $6,599. Currently out of the $9.1 Billion state aid to schools 31 districts known as "Abbot districts" receive $5 billion while the remaining 546 share $4 billion in state aid. Will property taxes go down? who knows. In addition, the current formula of state aid for special ED in Lakewood does not take Lakewood's unique situation into account with more special ed needs. The state assumes x amount of students will need special ed services based on the number of total public school students. The 30,000 private school students are not in the equation which results in less state aid. Lakewood currently receives $24,690,607 in Special ed services (Here) the big chunk comes from local property taxes.

Shiva info

Shiva for Mrs. Susan Gartenberg z"l is at 66 Ivy Court (A country place) in Lakewood. Shachris 8:00 am Mincha & Maariv 8:10 pm

Shiva for R' Avrohom Yaakov Finkel z"l is at 10 Belvedere lane in Lakewood
off East Kennedy at the Villas.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Hespedim and Atzeres hisoirerus for Rav Moshe Rabinowitz zt''l

A  kinus hisoirerus and Asifas hesped for Harav Moshe Rabinowitz zatzal  will take place this evening in Lakewood at Zichron Shneur 282 Oak Knoll. Program will begin at 8:45 Maariv at 10:15. Rav Asher Chaim Lieberman mara Dasra will deliver divrei Hesped as will Harav Yaakov Landau Rav of Chanichei hayeshivos in Lakewood and R'M in Torah Temima. The niftar son Rav Yechiel Rabbinowitz will be among others to  speak divrei zikaron. 

I am here for you

Submitted by HH,
I am not against anyone, definitely not the roshei hayeshiva. why would I be against my own Yeshiva? I am disappointed in the direction that it has gone. Trading in your soul to ensure that there is toilet paper in the bathrooms is not an excuse. Putting bar codes on Talmidim according to many people is not progress when it comes to learning Torah. The only difference between me and everyone that agrees with me, is that I refuse to speak up anonymously. I don't think anyone can say with a straight face that we are experiencing a Jewish Renaissance. 
Yiddishkeit has become influenced by magazines with headlines worthy of the National enquirer. While our leaders blame blogs that discuss real issues, multiple magazines and free newspapers rot our brains with articles and ads that reduce Yiddishkeit to cool catch phrases about cheesecake and how to have an easy Tisha bav. Recipes and articles that pressure wives to be perfect homemakers while trying to raise and teach a house full of children. Torah Judaism has turned into a business.

Rabbi Avrohom Yaakov Finkel Z'L

The levayah will take place at 9:45 a.m. at the Congregation Sons of Israel Memorial Chapel off of East 7th Street in Lakewood, NJ.  It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rabbi Avraham Yaakov Finkel z”l. He was 90 years old. Born in 1926 in Basel, Switzerland, to his parents, Rabbi and Mrs. Yehoshua Matisyahu Finkel, he lived in The Hague, Netherlands, until 1942, when he was deported to Bergen-Belsen by the Nazis.

Girls camp season begins

Summer has begun and the girls schools in Lakewood have finished for the year. Camp season begins today with girls proudly wearing their camp bags and other camp paraphernalia. After a long hard year with some snow storms,  busing threats, homework etc.. the kinderlach get some time to unwind in a non pressure environment enjoying the summer fun.  

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Video: uni- cyclist on median near Lakewood lake

Oif Simchas

Vort: Hachosson Eliezer Keller Ben Rav Shmuel Yeshaya to Kallah Miss Sima Y. Sorotzkin bas Rav Shimon tonight at Bnos Devorah 360 Oak Street Lakewood 8:00 PM

Vort: Hachosson Shragi ben Reb Ezzy Newhouse to Kallah Bas Reb Menachem Zucker at 150 Spruce street in Lakewood.

Tonight: Shiur on Bedikas Tolaim, For women

Shiur for women tonight on Bedikas Tolaim checking for bugs on fruits and vegetables by world expert Rav Moshe Vaye. The Shiur will take place at Rabbi Gissinger's shul 175 Sunset In Lakewood at 8:00 pm. There will be a video demonstration on checking for insects.

Sunday Lakewood events June 26

Some boys schools have the day off such as The Lakewood cheder and others
-Bike around the lake for boys of all ages "Take the Lake" biking event around lake Carasaljo from 1:30- 3:30 pm boys should meet at the dock at North Lake drive and Forest. $18 donation to the shul decorum Association.
-Bnos Bais Yaakov of Lakewood safety fair from 11:00 am to 5 PM. Clifton Ave school 7th and Clifton. Uncle Moishy performances at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm Helicopter landing at 2:00 pm,
-Hanochas Even Hapina for Yeshiva Birchas Yaakov 2:3O Ridge corner Merlin
-For women only- Rabbi Moshe Vaye known expert in checking for bugs Shiur & Multimedia Presentation on bedikas Tolaim and how to check for bugs and insects in fruits and vegetables 8:00 pm at Khal Zichron Yaakov Rabbi Gissinger's shul 175 Sunset 
-Cuz we need Dor Yesharim" Parlor meeting at 1195 N. Maple Toms River, 8pm

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Chesed of Lakewood

Friday, June 24, 2016

Lakewood zemanim ערב שבת פרשת בהעלותך

Hadlokas Neiros 8:11
Shkia 8:29                 Shabbos weather  Mainly sunny skies 81F   
Storch productions at a sheva Brachos in Lakewood


Petira of Mrs. Wreschner from Eretz Yisrael, sister of the Lakewood mashgiach Harav Matistyahu Salomon shlita. She was an almana, she is survived by her son Rabbi Yaakov Wreschner who is a Rav in kehal Beis Mordche, Manchester England. The mashgiach shlita is sitting shiva in Lakewood.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

BD''H Boson Rebbe ZT""L of Beit shemesh

Update: Levaya will take place in Lakewood at 9 am in front of Bais Medrash Govoha on 7th street.
Sorry to inform on the petira of  Harav Chaim Avrohom Halevi Horowitz ZT''L the Admor of Boston in Beit shemesh. The Rebbe came to the US to partake in the wedding of his granddaughter. The Rebbe was in Lakewood when he took ill and suffered a heart attack. He was hospitalize at Jersey shore medical center his condition deteriorated and he was was niftar Thursday night. Just last week the rebbe paid a visit to the Lakewood RY Rav Malkiel Kotler, The Rebbe was a talmid of Rav Aharon Kotler zt"L. Levaya details to be announced.
Boston Rebbe Zt'l Visiting Rav Malkiel Kotler last thursday in Lakewood

Shiva info

Weisberger shiva for R' Yitzchok Meir Weisberger z"l  יצחק מאיר בן ישראל יעקב sitting at 943 Park avenue Between East 9th street and Rosebank in Lakewood getting up Sunday morning.

Shiva for Reb Michoel Sanders Z''L-  Reb Nochum Sanders, Son will be sitting Friday and Sunday at 437 8th street Lakewood, NJ Shachris 7:00 m Mincha 2 pm Maariv Motzei shabbos 72 zman getting up Sunday morning

Shiva for  ר' דוד מרדכי בן זעליג ז"ל Orlowek at  513 Hope chapel rd Lakewood, NJ

Oif Simchas

Levitansky-Munk wedding at Lakewood Cheder
Teichman -Sabo Wedding at Ateres Chana
Reidler- Rothchild wedding at Ateres Reva
Vort:  Hachosson Shlomo Levy Thursday evening in the prospect park shul 20 capital lane  Lakewood NJ  7:30pm

Repost:Bill introduced for pilot program that will provide courtesy busing in Lakewood

 The senate portion of the bill was passed today June 23rd
Assemblyman Rep. Sean Kean [R] Rep. David Rible [R] have introduced a bill that would Establish a three-year nonpublic  school pupil transportation pilot program in Lakewood School District to provide funding to consortium of nonpublic schools that will assume responsibility for district's mandated nonpublic school busing. Under the bill, (New Jersey Assembly Bill 3652) the Commissioner of Education will designate  one eligible district to  participate in the pilot program. The bill defines an eligible district as a school district which in the most recent school year prior to the effective date of the bill supplied transportation to more than 5,000 pupils residing in the school

Rejuvanate Parlor meeting

Rejuvenate event tonight at 1379 Lanes mills rd Lakewood NJ 7:30 pm 
Coping with a child or spouse that is seriously ill is one of life’s most challenging and overwhelming situations. Day and night become a blur, normalcy becomes a distant dream and the rest of life’s routine challenges become exceedingly difficult by the pressing needs of the illness. REJUVENATE works tirelessly to arrange and implement much-needed, all-expense-paid vacations for parents or spouses that need them most.

Low flying planes over Ocean county skies in Nuclear drills

More than 12 fixed-wing and rotary aircraft with radiation detection capabilities will be flying low in the Ocean County skies for the next several days, according to a notice from the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration. Air operations for the third Interagency Aerial Response WINGS Exercise will begin on June 21 and allow local, state and federal aerial assets in the Northeast region of the United States to improve radiological response techniques into a larger, unified response, the release states.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Photos: Lakewood chaveirim animal control unit

Friends you can count on! Free Ducks trapped in a sewer, clear a dead fox hit by a car  or remove a skunk from a window well.


Father of a kallah collapsed during his daughter's wedding last night in Lakewood and hasn't woken up. Say Tehillim for Tzvi Pinchos ben Shoshana.

Video: DR. Meir Wikler delivers chinuch Vaad to Lakewood youngeleit

The ONE thing parents can do, to insure their children grow up emotionally healthy and well adjusted, and don't end up in a therapist's office.

Oif Simchas

Weber- Epstein wedding   at Lake Terrace 
Reidel- Gobioff wedding   at Ateres Chana 
Raber- Green wedding     at Ateres Reva
Alon- Golding wedding    at Bais Yaakov 
Dovek- Klein  wedding  at Lakewood Cheder hall 
Golding- Alon wedding  at Bais Yaakov 

Tonight: Evening of support to those challenged with Parkinsons

Sparks of Life & Lev Rochel Bikur Cholim Present DON'T STAND ALONE

Reminder: Check car seat before exiting your car -new daily routine

With the change in the daily routine due to new camp summer schedule its important to remember not to forget kids in a car. Despite the safeguards in place and safety measures making sure you look before you lock the door, a change in routine can throw things off. Its unfortunate every year across the USA there a hot car deaths with kids left in cars. In this article it explains how a change in the daily routine is the most contributing factor for heatstroke death in cars. "In every hot-car death Dr. Diamond has studied, something was different about the routine that day. Jodie Edwards had to make two stops instead of her usual one. In other cases, Dad drove the baby instead of Mom or there was some other extra stress. And the basal ganglia won control." another factor is the rear facing car seats putting them in the

Girls School finished for summer season

Summer has begun and the girls schools in Lakewood have finished for the year. Some schools will have a half day today, playgroups too are over. Camp season begins next week Monday. The boys this year will end earlier resulting in a longer gap between school and camp up to 12 days.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Continued Tefillos

Please continue to Daven For Yehuda Leib Ben Rivka The 12 Year old boy that got in into an accident Motzei Shabbos On County Line rd. He is transferring from Jersey shore medical center to CHOP.

Oif Simches

Gov Christie calls for equal funding per student in NJ

Trenton- Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday proposed redistributing billions of dollars in educational aid from the poorest districts to hundreds of other schools, calling the current funding formula “immoral” and a factor in the state’s highest-in-the nation property taxes.

Christie, a high-profile adviser to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, focused on a classic New Jersey boogeyman— high property taxes, which the nonpartisan Tax Foundation rates as the country’s highest — and a long-simmering frustration that the state’s school funding unfairly helps some residents while burdening others, with little to show for it.

Hanochas Even Hapinah at BM of Lutzk

Hakomas Matzeiva for Habachur Chaim Rosenberg Z''L Siyum haShas and yartzheit event planned

This past Sunday a Hakomas Matzeiva took place for Habachur Chaim YItzchok Rosenberg Z'L at the  Cedar Park cemetery in Paramus, NJ. A siyum hashas and divrei zikaron are planned for the upcoming yartzheit this Sunday in Lakewood.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Tehillim and seder Limud

Peekskill alumni will hold a Seder for Yosef Chaim Ben Rochel (Jaradi) tonight in Forest ave small BM at 11:00 and Tehillim at 11:30-11:40. Situation is very serious.
Also please daven for  yocheved bas Dina zehava.

Hamodia article - Reb Yitzchok Meir Weisberger, z”l LAKEWOOD - A large crowd gathered on Monday morning at Beis Elimelech on Lakewood’s Harvard Street to mourn the tragic petirah of Reb Yitzchok Meir Weisberger, z”l, 65. Reb Weisberger was remembered as a picture of an oved Hashem whose time, thoughts, and energy were dedicated to Torah and avodah. He was niftar after being hit by a vehicle on Sunday evening.

Harav Rafoel Paskas, Mara d’Asra of Beis Elimelech and Menahel of Yeshivas Vyelipol, expressed the kehillah’s sadness and shock in what was the first of several hespeidim. Amidst copious tears he expounded upon of the great loss for the community as a whole. “He didn’t live in America, he didn’t live in this world; he lived in the world of tzaddikim from ah mohl,” he said.

Oif Simchas

Glassman- Speigel chasunah at Ateres Riva hall
Moskowitz wedding Kallah Bas R" Yona at Neeimas Hachaim hall
Flaum Bar Mitzva at Estria

Lakewood news links Monday June 20

-Besuros tovos: Update  Yehuda nesanel Ben basha Baila still needs our tefilos Bachur injured a few weeks ago in car accident at Brick  Lakewood border out of ICU at  jersey shore hospital
-Rabbi Michael Sanders Z''L Kevurah in Lakewood today 3:30 pm
-NBA player gets emotional when talking about his upbringing in Lakewood, NJ
-Lakewood: Highest overtime in 2015: $33,600 to an Inspection Department employee for a total paycheck of $115,000. total overtime $1.6 million

Air quality alert for Ocean county, NJ

Air quality alert is in effect for Monday June 20 The New Jersey department of environmental protection has issued a code Orange air quality alert Monday for Ocean County. A code Orange air quality alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children... people suffering from asthma...  heart disease or other lung diseases... and the elderly. The effects of air pollution can be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

BD'E Reb Yitzchock Meir Weisberger Z'L

Tragic petirah of Reb Yitzchock Meir Weisberger Z'L (65) who succumbed to his injuries following an accident last night at county line & Squankum rd in front of the Wawa in Lakewood. He was a mispalell at Rav Paskez shul on East Harvard in Lakewood. Rav Yitzchok Meir was originally from Yerushalayim he lived in boro park and moved to Lakewood. He served as a mashgiach kashrus in various food establishments. The Levaya will take place at 11 am at Bais Elimelech 105 E Harvard, Lakewood. Kevurah in Long Island. May we only hear of besuros tovos.

Oif Simchas

Teitelbaum Berger wedding at Ateres Chana
Caplan -Birnhack  Wedding  at Ateres Riva hall

Photo: Admor Bobov 45 and Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva in lkwd today

Rav Malkiel Kotler with Bobov 45 Rebbe Photo: Ah Blick

Amex card no longer accepted at Costco

Starting tomorrow Monday June 20, Costco will no longer take AMEX credit cards. If your payment is  by credit card your only option is visa. The retail giant has ended it's 16 year relationship with American Express and now is using Citi Visa as its credit card provider. You can still pay with cash,  Check, Debit or EBT card. For more click HERE.
HT: Thinker

Lakewood News links events Sunday June 19th

-Girls High schools graduations taking place today across Lakewood
-Bachur injured 2 weeks ago in Brick is B'h out of ICU, recovering at JSMC
-Chumash seuda today held for many Lakewood chadorim
-Admor M'Bobov-45 will be in Lkwd today for parlor meeting 227 Autumn 2 pm
-Rav Dovid & Rav Reuvein Feinstein in Lkwd tonight 932 Vermont 7:30-9:15
-Hachnosas sefer Torah 4th & Park 3:45 going to 234 East 5th street
-Bike-a-thon sign up @Sprinkles for keren hakayitz 3:30-6:30
- Yeshiva Ketana 8th grade grand carnival Westgate park. till 7:30
-NJ woman killed in crash on GSP mile mark 94 in Wall Twsp
-Traffic enforcement coming to Cedarbridge and Central Avenues
-APP editorial on Lakewood zoning board to do job- APP should also do job and not report baseless accusations to besmirch an entire community in a previous editorial.

Saturday, June 18, 2016


Please Daven for Yehuda Leib Ben Rivka A Lakewood Boy that was hit By A Car On County Line Rd last night. He is ongoing Surgery Now.

Friday, June 17, 2016

ערב שבת פרשת נשא Lakewood Zmanim

Candle lighting 8:10
Shkiah 8:28
Sof Zeman Kiddush Levana Motzei shabbos till 11:45 pm
-Rav Yehoshua Dovid Turchin  of Kehilas Perushim in Eretz Yisrael will be speaking Friday night Chumash shiur from 10:00- 11:45 at 500 2nd street.
-Shabbos Living Room open 3-6 followed by Mincha at MInyan Shelanu
Shalom zachor 

Admor Bobov-45 to visit Lakewood

 There will be a Mesibas Hachzokas Hatorah for Mesivta D'Bobov-45 This Sunday, Parshas B'haalosecha June, 19, 2016 2pm-5pm 227 Autumn Road, Lakewood, NJ 08701 The Rebbe Shlita Will Grace This Event With His Presence and  will extend his warm Brochos to all who participate.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Oif simches

Lakewood township committee meeting tonight

The township committee meeting will take place tonight Thu, June 16, 7:30pm – 8:30pm municipal building auditorium. Some of the resolutions Authorizing  
Appointing Patrick Donnelly (DPW director) as the Township Clean Communities Coordinator which the township received a grant for $135k.
The Cancellation of Old Outstanding Checks Appearing on the Records of the Township of Lakewood. Draft agenda HERE

Small Pine Beetle destroying trees in Ocean county park

Video: WPVI/action news. In Ocean County's flagship park where over 1,000 trees have recently been cut down due to an infestation of the relentless and aggressive southern pine beetle.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Oif Simches

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Lakewood events June 15th

Chai Lifeline Lakewood parlor meeting event at 1 Truman avenue 7:30 pm

Yeshiva Ohel Yaakov of Monsey, Parlor meeting 3 Sienna way Lakewood. 8:00 pm

Ring of Chesed- Lakewood Chaveirim finds another ring

Dedicated  Lakewood Chaveirim members combed a lawn last night and recovered a missing diamond ring. The family searched every inch of their property without success but after hearing of last week's story where Chaveirim found a ring, they called upon them. The ring was found after members  combed the property with flashlights. 

Shabbos vacation

Lakewood News- links

-New QuickCheck opening today in Howell on rt 9 free coffee quickfreeze drinks through June 26
Police arrest suspect in Lakewood Stabbing incident ID victim
-Large brush fire behind Oak street Elementary school, Lakewood, NJ. LFD and NJ Forest fire service on scene
-Joint base MDL fire causes smell at Jersey Shore
-Applications for 2 charter schools in Lakewood move forward- will take students away from district schools 
-2 killed in one day in Lakewood township
-1000 trees cut in Ocean county park in Lakewood

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

BD''H Rabbi Meir Nehmad ZT''L

Rabbi Meir Nehmad zt''l from Deal,NJ was niftar over Yom Tov. The Aron was taken to Eretz Yisrael motzei Yom Tov for kevurah. The Family is sitting Shiva  at 761 Bowyer ave long branch, NJ 07740.
 minyanim: Shachris 7:30am,  Mincha and arbit 7:00pm. Getting up from Shiva Monday morning 8:00 am

Live Charidy campaign continuing the legacy of Ziva Krieger a''h 200k in 24 hr

                                            DONATE HERE
THE ZIVA KRIGER CHILDREN SERVICES In Memory of Ziva's Yahrtzeit A"H, Please partner with us to continue her legacy of helping Lakewood's children! To date, the organization has helped over 1,000 children! We can't do it without you... Every penny you donate is QUADRUPLED! For every dollar you give, The Ziva Kriger Children Services will get $4. Every dollar will be matched by our three generous benefactors, to help us reach our goal of $200,000.

Oif Simches

Vort: Chosson Dovid Ben- Atar to Kallah Menucha bas Rav Moshe Goldberger from Staten Island Vort today 7:30pm 969 East End Ave in Lakewood.

Vort:  Chosson Breslauer (S Fallsburg) to Kallah Wenger (Lakewood) at  Bais Nosson Tzvi  14th street Lakewood

Wedding:  HaChosson Yisroel Meir Kahn  to Kallah Pori Bas Rav Shmuel Zalman Stein shlita at Lake Terrace hall Lakewood.

Wedding: Hachosson Yehuda ben R"Asher Chashuel Kallah Batsheva Kaplan Bas R' Shmuel at Neeimas Hachaim hall

Lakewood Chaveirim join search for missing man in the Rockaways

Isru Chag Shavuos, Lakewood

Tuesday, Isru Chag, most Lakewood schools will be starting at regular time with regular transportation.
The Yom tov of Shavuos in Lakewood was celebrated by thousands in Lakewood over 3 days. The weather was hotter than expected over the first 2 days, the 2nd day YT saw nice weather making it easy on those who walked eating out by friends and family. In many developments shabbos goy services were available for those ovens that shut off, AC or lights turned on etc. In a reverse of the usual, Parents, in laws, siblings flocked to Lakewood to spend tom tov with their children. The kol Torah was heard shavuos night in all yeshivos and botei midrashim of Lakewood. Many shuls hosted special learning programs for kids who stayed up late shavuos night. A dilemma this year among 5th grade rebbeim, if to encourage the boys to stay up or not various opinions were said, some held not to push kids at all to stay up, but rather had special learning programs over the rest of shavuos.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Zemanim for Lakewood, NJ Shabbos Bamidbar and Yom Tov of Shavuos 5776

כד יתבין ישראל ועסקין בשמחת התורה, קודשא בריך הוא אומר לפמליא דיליה חזו בני חביבי דמשכחין לצערא דילהון ועסקין בחדוותא דילי

Shabbos Bamidbar Hadlokas Neiros 8:07 Shkia 8:25
Shabbos day: Tes Shaos 4:41 pm shkia 8:26
Shavuos: first night  9:39 is 72 minutes after shkiah, Alos Hashachar 3:40 Birchas hashachar 4:35 Birchas tzitzis 4:45 Netz hachama 5:27:12


Shavuos 5776 Lakewood, updates:

Kol Aryeh Erev Shavuos
BMG: Shavuos night learning in all botei medrashim first day Yom Tov Roshei Yeshiva will deliver shiurim after 8:00 pm mincha. Rav Malkiel shlita in the Yoshon B'M Rav Yerucham shlita in Bais Shmuel B'M (Princeton)  Rav Dovid shlita in Bais Aaron B'M. Neeilas hachag 2nd day YT with Rav Yisrael Neuman Shlita following 7:00 pm Mincha in Beren hall dining room.

Hearthstone: Hachnosas Sefer Torah first nigh Shavuos leaving from Leisure chateau at 9:00 pm to Vasikin Minyan

Lev Avos:childrens program Shavuos night with Rabbi Schmell. Over YT shiurim from Rav Avrohom Berenbaum, Rav Yitzchok Sorotzkin shlita.  

Roberts shul- KNA: Dirshu shiur and  Medrash & Stories 12-4 All Ages Refreshments in the simcha hall every hour on the :45 for 15 minutes only
2nd day Yom Tov Rav Malkiel Kotler shlita will speak at the Roberts shul

Brookwood area: The local bais medrash will be open Shavous night there will also be an Ezras Nashim for Yizkor

B"M Ohr Tuvia: Selling sponsorship for the zechusim of limud leil shavuos

Lakewood Township put up lighting at the Eastern pedestrian bridge over Lake Carasaljo between  N. Lake and S. Lake drives. Additional security over the 3 days of Shabbos and Shavuos.

Tzedaka for Tzorchei Yom Yov Aniyei Ircha of Lakewood Segula on Erev Shavuos

DONATE HERE for Aniyim in Lakewood. Erev Shavuos is a segulah to give tzedaka. A 3 day yom tov is not easy for those that are struggling even if all 6 meals are milchig! help ease the burden for  those who cant. Money will be distributed today erev Shavuos in Lakewood. There is a segula for one that wants a son to separate 91 perutahs on Erev Shavuos and then add more till he gets to 104, the gematria of 2 times ben, and then give it to a humble, worthy talmid chacham. (R’ Yaakov Falagi, Father of R’ Chaim Falagi) Shevuos is a good time to daven for barren woman. It is brought down from mekubolim that when the Mishna in Roshana says that we are judged on fruits of the tree, it refers to children, because man is called a tree and the fruits are the children.
Submitted via comment. 

Flowers for Shavuos

At Gourmet Glatt
Flowers available at: Paradise Gardens 4th & Clifton, Gourmet Glatt, Flowers next to Capitol seforim 6520 rt 9, Across from Aisle 9 on 10th street, Shop rite Howell, Flowery @ Yapchik rt 9,- Sweitzer candy- Fresh Flowers, At Farm Fresh supermarket

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Rav Mattisyahu Solomon delivers pre shavuos drasha in Lakewood Yeshiva

The Lakewood mashgiach, Harav mattisyahu Solomon shlita delivered a mussar shmuez in Bais Medrash Govoha for the upcoming yom tov of Shavuos. This was the first time in a while that the mashgiach has spoken publicly in the yeshiva. May he have a refuah and the strength to give chizuk, guidance and inspire.

Rabbi Moshe Rabinowitz ZT''L remembered at the Oorah radiothon

Hear the strory of Reb Moshe Rabinowitz ztz"l, a man who held numerous positions in the community, among them Menahel of MeYeshiva Keren Hatorah, and Rav of Beis Medrash Tiferes Shimon in lakewood, NJ. Yet, he found the time to reach out and study Torah with unaffiliated Jews with Oorah's TorahMates program. He did not view his Torah Mate as a secondary responsibility. In fact, a short while before his passing while in excruciating pain, the one thing on his mind was who will take over and learn with his TorahMate after his passing. Hear about this great man from the words of his TorahMate, Dr. Martin Fried, and from his son, R' Yisroel Rabinowitz Shlit"a.

Statement on Chalav Yisrael at Starbucks

Baltimore, MD - June 9, 2016 - In response to the news that Starbucks is providing liquid Cholov Yisroel milk, half and half, and cream in some stores in New York and New Jersey, and the steady stream of consumer questions regarding this issue, please note the following.

Starbucks has approached the STAR-K to advise them as to how to achieve the highest possible level of consumer confidence in this program. Consumers are advised to check back with STAR-K as this process evolves.

Oif Simches

Chasunah: Wedding of Chosson Yakov Newman To kallah Chaya Frimie Berlin Tonight June 9th Lake Terrace hall, Lakewood,  NJ chupah 7:30

Video: Reb Abba Leeder Mashgiach at pride of the farm dairy

Photos: At the Lev Lachim Lakewood/ Bnei brak hook up

The satellite hook up to Rav Chaim kanievsky's home during the Lev Lachim Lakewood asifa did not work, however they plan to distribute video CD's of the meeting.
Photo: Kikar shabbat

Weather forcast for 3 day yom tov of Shavuos in Lakewood

Shabbos- There may be severe thunderstorms developing shabbos afternoon that can bring down power lines and trees. 
Shavuos night- First night of shavuos, after midnight there will be scattered storms with a 40% chance of rain.
First day Yom Tov-  highs near 85 and humidity above 50%.
Second day shavuos- Gorgeous walking weather high of 81 humidity at 38%.

Video: Williams street closures discussed at Lakewood Utility Advisory commitee

Committeeman Meir Lichtenstein township liaison to the LUA was on hand to complain about the non stop closures by the water company construction on Williams street. Options explored was to work at night, over Shavuos weekend or push it off to August when Lakewood is a ghost town. 
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Howell, Lakewood, Toms River starbucks to carry Cholov Yisrael in test run

Starbucks, the biggest coffee-drinks retailer with thousands of chain stores around the world, is testing the addition of Super Kosher (Chalav Yisroel) dairy in 10 stores in New York and New Jersey, and they will use Pride of the Farm Milk, which is certified Cholov Yisroel by STAR-K, in a move to attract Jewish customers. “As part of our commitment to bring our customers food and beverages that are locally relevant, in the neighborhoods where we do business, Starbucks is currently testing the addition of Super Kosher (Cholov Yisroel) dairy in 10 stores in New York and New Jersey.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Oif Simches

Vort: Hachosson Mordechai Shorr Ben R' Yakov Bezalel Lakewood to Kallah Yehudis Blum bas Reb Kalman tonight  June 8 at 7:30 in R' Forcheimer's shul, 418 5th Street in Lakewood.

Vort: Hachosson Yehuda Hershkowitz (Monsey) to Kallah Chani Fink bas Reb Moshe at 206 Magnolia Drive Lakewood, 8:30 pm

Hachana for Kabolas Hatorah

Bais Avrohom Dinner Ateres Reva hall

Springfield alumnai: Harav Eliyohu Meir Sorotzkin shlita 7:30 at 100 Reagan ct

Toronto Alumni: Rav Chaim Mendel Brodsky 9:00 pm Stolin BM 153 E. 7th

Darchei Alumnai: Rabbi Gissinger shul

Minyan Shelanu Rav Lazer Brody with DR. Zev Ballen 7:45 pm 145 rt 88

Did Shavuos shopping yet? see whats on sale

Seasons  Farm Fresh Kosher West  Aisle 9  Gourmet Glatt Kosher Village

FoodeX  NPGS  Shloimys Kosher world

Urgent Tehillim

Please say Tehillim for Yehuda Nessanel  ben Basha Baila, Bachur injured in last week car accident near Lakewood. He is currently undergoing a critical surgery.

Bochurim vote for Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders

Lakewood- voting district 27 Herzka building auditorium at BMG 605 Seventh Lakewood,NJ. Results from the BMG voting district have Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders winning respectively. It was a low turnout since it was only primary elections. 22 votes for Ted Cruz 16 for Donald Trump 3 for Johm Kasich. On the Democrat side Bernie Sanders received 4 votes Hillary Clinton 1 vote. 
Overall Lakewood election results:
Donald Trump, 2,527 Ted Cruz 534, Hillary Clinton 1,865, Bernie SANDERS 817

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Video: Mesivta of Eatontown

NJ Primary election results Ocean county

Lakewood Member of the Township Committee                       
Albert AKERMAN (REP) Winner        2,646 Votes
Mordechai GROSS (DEM) Winner      1,738 Votes

Choice for President
Donald J. TRUMP (REP) Winner   44,451  votes  in OC
Hillary CLINTON (DEM)  Winner  19,491   votes in OC
Bernie SANDERS (DEM)             16,224   Votes in OC 

Republican Registered Voters in Ocean county: 110,323
Democratic Registered Voters in Ocean county: 72,392

Oif Simchas

Vort: Chosson A.A Prero vort will take place tonight iyh at  6:00 pm at 21 Natures way in Ocean point Lakewood NJ

Lakewood event's tonight

Divrei chizuk Lekavod Shavuos Harav Don Segal shlita BMG 7:00pm

Our Someach international Kehila kedosha award to Kehal Ateres Yeshaya Lakewood Rav Simcha Bunim Cohen Addison park Keyport, NJ

Mesoras Avos Dinner @ Ateres Reva hall 7:30

Bensalem Community Outreach string of Parlor meetings in Lakewood,  (Coventry club house)

Lev Leachim Lakewood Asia live broadcast with Rav Chaim kanievsky shlita. 9:45 Bais Faiga Ateres Chana hall.

Tonight: Pre Shavuos cooking and inspiration events in Lakewood

Lakewood news June 7th

Levaya of Mrs. Chana Stavsky in Lakewood at 11:30 7th street chapel

Yeshiva Naos Yaakov asks judge to toss ruling in Ocean Township 

Primary election day polls open until 8pm/ voting at BMG Herzka building

Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson visits Lakewood

Police sightings all over the area drive carefully 

Lev Leachim Lakewood event Ateres Chana hall

Holocaust survivor speaks at Lakewood high school

Monday, June 6, 2016

Oif Simches

Vort: Hachosson Shimon Kostolitz to Kallah Shprintzy bas Rav Moshe Peretz Schwartz Rav of Kol Aryeh At Ateres yeshaya hall 908 E county line rd in Lakewood  8:00 pm.

Lakewood events Monday evening

Divrei chizuk lekavod Shavuos Rav Moshe Dovid Lefkowitz BMG binyan Beren 7:15

Shiur on Shavuos Rav Nosson Gourarrie 10:00 pm 13 Orchard ct off  N Apple

Bnos Orchos Chaim Dinner Ateres Chana hall 7:00 pm

Parlor meeting For Reb Shmaya Taussig 1426 Heathwood 10:00 pm

Toras Menachem Dinner,at Ateres Reva hall

Shiva info

Reb Yehuda Leib Schwab will be sitting shiva  in Lakewood for his father HaRav Moshe Schwab ZT"l. Shiva is at 20 E 6th street between Princeton and Marys lane. He will be there only tonight and tomorrow. Rest of the mishpacha will be sitting in Detroit.

Harav Moshe Dovid Lefkowitz to visit Lakewood

Rav Lefkowitz with Rav Elya Ber Wachtfogel
Hagoan Rav moshe Dovid Lefkowitz shlita the son of Hagoan Harav Michael Yehuda,  Rosh yeshivas Bais Dovid in Bnei Brak and Mashgiach in yeshiva Beer Yaakov, Is currently in the US his first time coming. He will be visiting Lakewood this week. Speaking tonight in BMG at 7:15.

Shiva info

Mishpachas Feldman are sitting shiva for their mother Mrs. Minna  Devora Feldman Z''L 
Shiva is at 524 6th Street between Private way and Forest in Lakewood, NJ 
Sitting, her sons Reb Aaron (Feldman's Grocery), Reb Shmuel, Reb Avrohom, Reb Yisroel.

Tefilas Yom Kippur Koton Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan

 Tefilas Hashela HERE
 Minyanim for  Tefilas Yom Kippur Katan in Lakewood
Lev Avos 1:20 pm
Somerset walk 1:30 and 7:00 pm 
Kol shimshon  at 1:45
BM Kelmwoods 2:45
Satmar 12:40 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30

Tefillos today for Bochur Injured in Friday Car Crash

Matzav- All are asked to daven for Yehuda Nesanel ben Basha Baila, one of three bochurim who were in a car that was involved in an accident next the Lakewood/Brick, NJ, border on Friday morning. Yudi is currently undergoing another surgery at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, NJ, and is in need of rachamei Shomayim. The multi-hour procedure follows two prior surgeries on Friday. He will be remaining at the Intensive Care Unit at Jersey Shore Medical Center under sedation.

A call for Yom Tefillah in Lakewood today

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Oif Simchas

Vort: Chosson Yehuda Kops ben R Aaron, Kallah,  Sarah Nahmanni bas Reb Shmuel at Lake Terrace hall 7-10 pm tonight June 5th

Vort: Hachosson Yitzchok Benoliel Ben Rav Avrohom Kallah Rosenberg (Brookhill) At Ateres Yeshaya hall 7:00 - 11:00 pm  kumzitz 9:30 pm.

BDE Rav Moshe Schwab ZT''L

Levaya live feed Matzav-
Harav Moshe Schwab ZT''L
Levaya tommorrow 1 pm in Monsey, at Yeshiva Ohr Someach Kevurah will be in Monsey, NY.
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Rav Moshe Schwab zt”l, rosh kollel of the Detroit Lakewood Kollel in Oak Park, Michigan.
Rav Moshe was a noted talmid chochom and marbitz Torah, who devoted his life to teaching and spreading Torah. Decades ago, Rav Moshe, along with Rav Shmuel Irons, sparked a remarkable revolution in Detroit by bringing yungeleit of Lakewood’s Beth Medrash Govoah to the city and raising its levels of communal Torah study. Rav Moshe suffered a stroke and was in a week-long coma before passing away today. Rav Schwab was a son of Reb Chaim Tzvi Schwab z”l. 

NWS: Hazardous Weather Outlook Ocean county NJ

Showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a chance of showers. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds, heavy rain, and frequent lightning. Low around 67. Southwest wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Vienner Rav in Lakewood last night

At BM  Shemen Lemincha

Lakewood Events Sunday June 5th, 2016

Lakewood Cheder/Bais Faiga 50th annual Dinner at Fountain ballroom cheder hall 6:15 pm.

Mesivta of Eatontown Dinner at Ne'emas Hachaim hall 6:00 pm

Hachnosas Sefer Torah yeshiva Mayan Hatalmud Joe Parker rd 3:15 pm

Wine on the 9 south grand opening 945 River Avenue at Evergreen plaza free gift first 100 customers

Hanochas Even Hapina B'M Torah Vechaim Rabbi Monsour  Sefer Torah completion at the Stolin hall 153 East 7th street

RCCS Lakewood event Ateres chana  hall 9:30A

Lakewood reception for Vaad chizuk Libnei Hayeshivos 51 Birch street 8:00 pm Rav Elya Brudny guest speaker

At the Oorah auction 2016

Who won? list of Auction winners HERE 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Starbucks Howell/TR now serving Chalav Yisrael

Starbucks locations now serving pride of the Farm milk under Star-K supervision - stay tuned for official statement regarding this new kashrus development. 
Photo: @Maleirikkud

Fire destroys Lakewood home in prospect Park erev shabbos

Friday, June 3, 2016

ערב שבת פרשת בחקתי לייקווד שבת מברכים

Licht Tzinden - 8:03
Shkia-            8:21
Rosh Chodesh Sivan this Tuesday
Admor M'Vien will be in Lakewood this shabbos at B"M Shemen Lemincha 2 Milano drive Brookhill.

Kashrus update

Lost Diamond Recovered in Lakewood Parking Lot

Hamodia A diamond lost Wednesday in a Lakewood parking lot was found by Chaveirim after a 20-minute search. At around 2 p.m., a woman called Chaverim of Lakewood to report the missing diamond.  The “woman was in the parking lot of a store in a public area,” Chaveirim member Shimshon Wulliger told Hamodia. “She slammed the door on her finger. The ring got stuck and the diamond of the ring fell off and got lost in the parking lot.”The woman told Chaveirim that she was too nervous to leave since the diamond had fallen off the ring and it might get stolen.
Chaveirim cordoned off the area and began a search. After 20 minutes, the diamond was found by Chaveirim member Amrum Orgal. Hamodia

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Oif Simchos

Vort: Hachoson Yechiel Prager to Kallah Yehudis Rottenberg bas R' Leib at Rav  Gruber's shul 1014 Lawrence Ave Lakewood at 7:30

Vort: Chosson  Dovid Yaakov Stauber Kalla Fayazi Bas Reb Doniel at BM Ohr Tuvia Rabbi Shachars shul 969 East End ave at 7:30 tonight.

                                Wedding in Lakewood last night

Video: Star-K shiur of Shabbos mode appliances in Lakewood

First Amendment Activist


Seen at GG plaza

New Bonus goal $800,000 for Tomchei shabbos of Lakewood

Campaign hit goal of 600K in 12 hrs "Wow! We hit our goal so quickly, we can reach even higher! Thanks to an additional donor we have activated a bonus round and every donation will now be doubled! That means your donations will be doubled until we hit $800,000!!"
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