Sunday, July 31, 2016

Body recovered in Lakewood, Lake Shanendoah

NJ.com LAKEWOOD — Authorities recovered a body from Lake Shenandoah Sunday morning, ending a search that began Friday evening, Lakewood police said. The body was recovered early Sunday, Lakewood police spokesman Lt. Gregory Staffordsmith. Police did not immediately identify the person. read more HERE

Friday, July 29, 2016

ערב שבת פרשת פינחס שבת מברכים חודש מנחם אב

Zemanim for Lakewood, NJ Parahas Pinchos July,29 2016 - 23 Tamuz 5776
Candle lighting 7:55
Shkiah 8:13
Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av: Friday, Aug. 5th 
The Molad is on Wednesday August 3, 2016 1:12 pm (2 chalakim)

Bochur injured in Brick crash thanks the klal for their Tefillos

One of the bochurim injured in a car accident at the Brick Lakewood border in June, thanked everyone for their tefillos in a letter posted on Matzav.com .

Many of you know me as Yehuda Nesanel ben Basha Baila, as you have been davening for me since the car accident at the beginning of June that almost took my life. Those in the medical field attest that the fact that I am writing this note at this juncture is miraculous. I say that it is thanks to all of your tefillos. I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude to Jews around the world, most of whom do not know me, who have davened for me.

NWS: flood advisory for Ocean county rain most of the day

The NWS issued a flood advisory shortly before 8 a.m. Friday, warning of flooding in low-lying areas in Monmouth and Ocean counties and parts of Mercer and Middlesex counties as well. Advisory is until noon EDT Today

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Things to do tonight in Lakewood

-Balloon Sculpting- At the Lakewood Library for tweens and teens on how to make balloon creations with a seasonal twist sign up here at 7-8:30 pm


-Community forum with law enforcement at the Lakewood Township Municipal Auditorium 321 Third Street, Lakewood, NJ  Thursday ,July 28, 2016 @ 7:00PM.


Audio: Rav Moshe Shternbuch hook up at Kollel shomrei hachomos in Lakewood

Questions were submitted by Lakewood residents.
English audio HERE
Yiddish audio HERE

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Lakewood events July 27 2016

-Pearl Blau parlor meeting Glatt Ambiance hall in Glatt bite 7:15 pm
-Torah Temima Lakewood Dinner 8:30 Tiferes Bais Yaakov hall 613 Oak street
-Cheder Toras Zev annual Dinner Neeimas Hachaim hall 7:30 pm
-Yeshiva Noam Hatalmud (R' Uri M. Kanarek) Parlor meeting at 8:15 pm
-Shidduch meeting event live  hook up from Rav Shmuel Kamenetzky 419 8th Street 10:00 pm

Shiva info for R' Tzvi Rackoff z"l

Shiva for R' Tzvi Rackoff z"l צבי אריה בן נחום אהרון is at 101 E Harvard Street between Park Ave & East End Ave. Only Mrs. Chana Elisheva Rackoff is sitting at this location, the rest of the family parents and siblings is sitting in Passaic. (Misaskim)
The family will be sitting Shiva at the Rackoff home at 411 Rutherford Blvd. Clifton NJ.  Message from the family: “Your support through this trying time was so uplifting to us and your Tefillos were priceless and are surely accompanying Tzvi and bringing many Yeshous to all of Klal Yisrael.”

A thank you letter to Mesameach from a Lakewood family

Yosef  Grady Zt"l 
To Lipa Schwarz and the Mesameach Crew, Reflecting upon the last few years brings back many memories but one will always bring a smile to our face. Mesameach. A medical diagnosis such as brain cancer is frightening. We were left in deep pain and utter shock. We didn't know how to continue living on but Yosef זצוק"ל taught us to take each day as it comes. With his steadfast emunah he begged us to remain happy and not to worry or cry. His complete being was Simcha and you, Mesameach, helped keep that flame burning. From the first month of his diagnosis to his very last week, you were constantly there to uplift his spirit with heartfelt song and dance. Coming home after his first surgery was heartbreaking. A young yeshiva bachur with a

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Reb Meir Baal Hanes Kollel Shomrei Hachomos Annual Lakewood Dinner Live hook up answering Lakewood shailos

To submit questions or donate click HERE
Reb Meir Baal Hanes Kollel Shomrei Hachomos  Annual Lakewood Dinner TONIGHT, July 26, 2016  Tiferes Bais Yaakov Hall 613 Oak Street, Lakewood, NJ Reception: 8:45 Program: 10:00pm Sharp Elegant Buffet By Tessler Catering  HISTORIC EVENT FEATURING LIVE  VIDEO HOOKUP FROM ERETZ YISROEL WITH Q&A AND DIVREI BRACHA BY POSEK HADOR  MARAN HAGAON RAV MOSHE STERNBUCH SHLITA RA'AVAD EIDAH HACHAREIDIS 
ANSWERING QUESTIONS SUBMITTED BY THE LAKEWOOD KEHILA

Oif Simchas Lakewood July 26, 2016

Vort: Chosson Usher Weldler (Monsey) to Kallah Esty Stern Bas R' Shayki (Lkwd) Tues 7:30 at Khal Chasidim hall 1401 Cedar Row corner 14th st.

Vort: Chosson Gershon Landynski is engaged to Gitty Rottenberg from Antwerp tonight at 8:15 in Beis Hora'ah, corner 4th & Madison Lakewood

Vort: Chosson Sruly Goodman to Kallah, Goldstein (Baltimore) at Westgate Simcha hall 100 Ropschitz ct. 7:30 pm



Photos: The Kosher Concession stand at the Democratic convention in Philly

   Photos: Gifter photos

Yeshiva Bais Reuvain Kamenitz gives plaque to LPD

Newly named Chief, Capt. Gregory Meyer and Capt Tom Langenberger graciously accept a plaque of appreciation that was given to us by Rabbi Avrohom Rabin and Staff from the Bais Reuven Kamenitz School. In attendance were approximately 150 students ranging from First to Fourth grade. (LPD FB page)

Shloshim seuda for Habachur Yosef Greidi Z'L

Friends and family of Habachur Yosef Greidi Z''L will be hosting a shloshim seuda and azkara this evening in Lakewood. The event will take place at Yeshiva Bais Pinchos 1951 New Central Avenue. Mincha at 7:30pm followed by the Siyum, Seuda and divrei zikaron.

Change of date for Annual Night Out Against Crime

The Lakewood Police Department invites the entire Lakewood Community to its Annual Night Out Against Crime. Tuesday August 2, 2016 4pm - 8pm Lakewood Pine Park (Country Club Drive & County Line Rd) on the township summer schedule the original date was August 9th. HERE (that would have been during the 9 days) Admission is free and includes bicycle raffles, free giveaways, pony rides, LSCW Bike Registration, Lakewood First Aid & Extrication Demo, Ocean County Sheriff K9 Demo, and the State Police

Monday, July 25, 2016

NWS: Flash flood alert for Lakewood

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning to Lakewood and surrounding areas.  Avoid potential flood zones or streets that are known to flood. 

Tonight: Ahavas Tzedaka of Lakewood annual dinner

July,25- 6th annual Dinner for Ahavas Tzedaka of Lakewood At Ateres Chana hall reception 7:15 Dinner 8:15 9:45-11:00 Buffet and zemiros. Come show your support for Dr. and Mrs. Shanik who are always there for the community.



Artillery training at Joint base MDL

 Posted July, 22 on the JBMDL Facebook page For the next week, we''ll have some field artillery units training on our ranges firing mortars and Howitzers. Noise may be louder during cloudy or overcast weather. As always, JB MDL is committed to being good neighbors, and we SO greatly appreciate your patience as we train our nation's fighting force. Thank you!

BDE R' Tzvi Rackoff Z'L

After a short illness R''L Reb Tzvi Rackoff a''h Passed away early this morning. Levaya will take place in Lakewood 11:30am at the 7th street chapel, kevurah is in Clifton, NJ. R' Tzvi Aryeh, (27) originally from Passaic and a son in law of Rabbi and Mrs. Yaakov Weinberger of Lakewood. He was a Chaver kolell at Beth Medrash Govoha he leaves behind a wife and 1 child May the mishpacha know of no more tzaar.
T.N.Z.B.H

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Tehillim and Kinus Hisoirerus

A Kinus Hisoirerus will take place today at 6 pm as a zechus and refuah Sheleima for R' Shmaya Dovid Yaakov ben Malka (Shulman) who was injured in a car accident last week at the Lakewood Howell border. It will take Place today Sunday at Rav Nosson Stein's yeshiva at the corner of 9th Street and Monmouth Ave at 6 pm.

Going to Philly? CHOP? DNC? expect road closures this week

Whether you’re going to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, making an urgent trip to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, you can expect some difficult maneuvering as you negotiate the Philly transit system. See website for current conditions. By road or rail, travel options will be limited during the convention which runs Monday through Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia. The convention is expected to lure some 50,000 delegates,

New bus route Lakewood to the Catskills

Bus service from Lakewood to the Catskills Sundays and Fridays $40 one way children under 3 free per adult. For more info call 718-599-5040
 To the Catskills from Lakewood:
Locust Street @ Harmony Park   Sunday  4:40 pm        Friday   9:55 am
Seasons supermarket               Sunday 4:45 pm         Friday  10:00 am
Forest and 9th street               Sunday 4:55 pm         Friday  10:10 am

Fast of Shiva Assar B'Tamuz (Nidchah) Lakewood, NJ

Sunday July 24th, שבעה עשר בתמוז -נדחה High of 92 degrees at 1 pm 
Shkia 8:17 fast is over 9:05 pm
-Divrei chizuk for women and girls high school age and over at the Bais Faiga Gratter building 1:30 pm by Rav Nechemia Gramma shlita "connecting to the Churban". Admission: Women $10 students $5.
-Live stream Shiva Assar B'Tamuz program at 3 pm HERE
-BM of Kelmwoods Westgate Rav Dovid Schustal after 7:40 mincha.
-B'M Albert: Rav Avrohom Greenfeld Shlita will be speaking B'Inyana diyoma at 8:20 followed by Maariv at 8:58 pm.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

ערב שבת פרשת בלק Zmanim for Lakewood, NJ

מַה-טֹּבוּ אֹהָלֶיךָ, יַעֲקֹב; מִשְׁכְּנֹתֶיךָ, יִשְׂרָאֵל כִּנְחָלִים נִטָּיוּ, כְּגַנֹּת עֲלֵי נָהָר
Hadlokas Neiros \ candle lighting 8:01 pm
Shkiah 8:19 pm
Sunday, July 24, 2016 / XVIII Tammuz nine years
Fast of 17 Tamuz begins Sunday morning at Alos 4:36 am
 Weather
 Shabbos day-Hazy, hot and humid. Chance of a late-day t-storm. Winds will be WSW 5-15 MPH. The temperature will be 98 degrees.
SUNDAY -Hazy sunshine, hot and humid. Highs near 94. Lows near 76.

Fans looking for Pokemon

Looking for Pokemon after Blueclaws game. photo:LKwd Blueclaws

Ocean county Heatwave alert for the weekend and Sunday 17th of Tammuz (Nidcheh)

The National Weather Service has issued an EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH for COASTAL OCEAN, EASTERN MONMOUTH, OCEAN, and WESTERN MONMOUTH county, effective through MON at 6:00 PM.Temps are expected to reach 100 degrees  on The weekend with a high humidity. Those fasting on Sunday should make sure to keep hydrated and stay indoors with AC. Since shiva asar B'Tamuz this year falls out is on shabbos, the fast is observed on Sunday the 18th. 

Photos: Lakewood Rosh yeshiva Rav Yerucham Olshin on the chizuk mission to Moscow, Vilna and Eastern Europe

A delegation Led by The Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva Rav Yerucham Olshin on behalf of operation open curtain to visit yeshivos and kollelim in Russia. The delegation visited kevarim of the Vilna Gaon, Rav Chaim Ozer Grodzenky ztl and went on the Yartzheit of Rav Elchanan Wasserman HY'D at the 9th fort in Kovno where he was killed along with many other kedoshim. Photos by JDN more pics & video HERE
Kever HaGra

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Lakewood events- Simchas Thursday July 21

-Parlor meeting Vaad Lhtzolas Nidchei Yisrael at Esther Gerber hall 6th and Madison 8:45 pm, hot buffet Rav Shlomo Feivel Schustal guest speaker
-Bluzhev Rebbe Rav Moshe SPira in Lakewood for Yartzheit seuda of his father previous Rebbe  at yeshiva Shaar Hatorah 360 Ridge avenue after 9:25 Maariv
-Wedding- Samet- Krupenia at Neeimas Hachaim hall
-Sitorsky- Rozeman Chasunah at Ateres Chana Hall
-Gerstel- Loebenstein wedding at Ateres Reva Hall Lakewood, NJ

Rav Shmuel Kaufman Zt'L from Detroit, Levaya in Lakewood tomorrow

Photo: Yated.com
Matzav.com It is with great sadness that  Matzav.com reports the passing of the Rav Shmuel Yerachmiel Kaufman zt”l, legendary mechanech from Detroit, Michigan, who impacted thousands of talmidim over many decades. He was 83 years old. Levaya 11:30 tomorrow in Lakewood at The Lakewood cheder hall on 725 Vasser avenue.
Born in New York, Rav Kaufman was a son of Rabbi and Mrs. Fishel and Fraida Kaufman. Fraida, Rav Kaufman’s mother, was a daughter of the great tzaddik, Rav Yaakov Yosef Herman zt”l, Torah pioneer of All for the Boss fame.

BMG is #1

Its #1 because of the thousands who are learning Torah Lishma.
Cross- Currents
The chart lists the universities that produced the highest pass rate for those taking CPA exam for the first time. Ostensibly, this reflects both the quality of student an educational experience that positions candidates to get it right from the beginning. Outside of our circles, many must be scratching their heads. Is Beth Medrash Govoha a branch of Princeton? Rutgers?

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Video: Dr. Meir Wikler monthly Lakewood vaad


THE MOST INSTRUCTIVE AND INSPIRING STORY IS TOWARD THE END

Oif Simches

Pekeris-Owsianka chasunah at Lakewood Cheder hall
Schiff- Trainer  Wedding at Ateres Reva hall
Jacobs- MInzer wedding at Lake Terrace hall, Lakewood
Vort: Chosson Tzvi Friedman ben R' Moshe(Montreal) to HaKallah Bas R' Doniel Rottenberg at Ateres Yeshaya hall, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Lakewood events July 20 2016

-Mesivta of North Jersey parlor meeting 136 Sunset Lakewood, NJ guest speaker Harav Yeruchem Olshin shlita 7:30 pm

-Lakewood Hatzolah auction event watch HERE

-Mesivta Eitz Chaim of South Fallsburg Lakewood perlor meeting at 5 Ilan court, Guest speker Harav Malkiel Kotler shlita 9:30 pm

-Yartzheit gathering for Harav Mottel Weinberg Z'TL  at 9 13th street in BM zichron Moshe 9:50 pm

Lakewood Hatzolah live auction broadcast

Driver airlifted to hospital following crash

Tehillim-Please Daven for Shmaya Dovid Yaakov ben Malka injured in this morning's accident.
Earlier today at the Lakewood Howell border on rt 9 a dump truck and car collided pinning the driver. A medivac was requested it  landed at the BJ's parking lot in Howell 

Lakewood: News Photos and videos

                               Schi Challenge video below 
               Video: Lakewood media covering the RNC convention in Cleveland

Gourgeous Lakewood weather today, heatwave over the weekend

Today we get a break from the heat with temps in the low 80's but more so a very low humidity making it a enjoyable day to be outdoors. For the weekend thats a different story as forecasters predict a excessive heatwave  temps will again soar into the 90s to near 100 degrees or above this weekend through Monday. On Sunday Shiva Asar B'Tamuz (Nidcha) the fast day, temps will be in the low 90's with high humidity.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Photos: Kosher Texas BBQ comes to Lakewood

                          Today KOSHER Texas BBQ  AT ‪#‎SSSS‬ & S. LAKEWOOD NJ



Oif Simches

Shachar- Gartenhaus Chasunah at Ateres Reva hall
Gelbaum- Newman wedding at Neeimas Hachaim hall
Roszenstock- Katz wedding at Lakewood cheder hall

Lakewood events Tuesday July 19 2016

-Yeshiva Gedolah Bais Knesses Yisrael annual reception (Rav Yaakov Kokis R'Y) at 619 6th street 8:30 pm Rav Uren Reich guest speaker

-Chai Life Lakewood annual reception Ateres Chana hall 8:30 pm

-Yartzheit Seudah and siyum For Haavreich Rav Yisrael Meir Yagen Z''TL tonight At Binyan Hertzka Bais Esther hall 8:30 pm

-Shloshim azkara and Siyum Hamishnayos for Rav Yitzchok Meir Weisberger Z''tl at B"M Bais Elimelech 105 East Harvard St. 6:30 pm

-Yeshiva Toras Emes 13th Anniversary Dinner at Bnos Devorah hall 360 Oak Street. 7:30 pm.

It was a commercial

Last Thursday a video clip was shown of some guys playing or at least pretending to be playing  pokemon go in front of a Yeshiva. It appeared to be a joke, but  subliminally it might have portrayed talmidei chachomim in a bad light. Turns out it was part of a scene filmed in Lakewood for a kiruv organization to pair up chavrusah mates. Lesson, dont judge until you see the whole picture.

Video: At Lakewood fire commissioners meeting


Monday, July 18, 2016

Lakewood, NJ -VS- Dallas, Texas

Lakewood, NJ VS Dallas, Texas. BBQ smoke off at South Side Sandwich Shop. Chaim Goldfedder of Dallas kosher BBQ will be smoking here at ‪#‎SSSS‬ & S. Homemade pickled smoked pastrami ribs. Located 315 Cedarbridge Ave Lakewood, NJ event will take place all day Tuesday July 19, 2016.

Oif Simches

Weissman- Pick wedding at Ateres Reva hall
Lemberger -Spinrad at Lakewood Cheder Hall
Katz-Lieb Chasunah at Lake Terrace hall, Lakewood

Chacham Yitzchak Yosef to visit Deal tonight

Join Us in Welcoming The Chief Rabbi of Israel Hacham Yitzchak Yosef  Tonight! Monday, July 18th  8:30pm Sharp Cong. Magen David of West Deal 395 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ.

Toys for Thought a Pokémon Pokespot

First Lakewood store to be on it (HH-Twitter)

Photos: Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva among delegation to Toronto on behalf of Yaldei Tzarfas

Rav Dovid Feinstein Rav Malkiel Kotler Satmar Rebbe R' Zalman L


Potential Haz-Mat incident in the area of Rt 9 and Birch Street.

LPD: Potential Haz-Mat incident in the area of Rt 9 and Birch Street. Please avoid the area. Agency is currently involved in a police activity in Location/Area. Please avoid this area for the next Time frame. Relevant details Instructions Please avoid the area. Find alternate route until further notice. Thank you

New sephardic center in Lakewood opened its doors this shabbos

By, Rabbi Ovadia
What a tremendous turnout for our first Shabbat! We will be getting more chairs and tables to fit almost forty people. 
The excitement that filled the air was truly special. Boys read portions of the Tefilla, and enlisted their fathers to teach them more, my daughters joined me in shul and felt at home, and so many people came forward vying to be part of building a community center and Bet Kenesset, Baruch Hashem. Bookshelves, Humashim, lighting, Kiddush - everyone wanted to participate in some way, and this is exactly what we are hoping to create. 
As someone  noted: "This will inspire our next generation to do and to lead"... 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Photos: Kids enjoy Bike -A- Thon raising funds for keren HaKayitz camp fund


Oif Simches

Lorbart -Elazary wedding Lake Terrace hall Lakewood
Zipper- Burszytyn Chasunah Ateres Chana hall
Housman- Klugman wedding Ateres Reva hall

Another Lakewood pokestop


Sunday: Things to do

Jersey Shore Hatzalah Carnival Sunday, July 17th, 2016 11am-6pm At the JCC 100 Grant Ave, Deal, New Jersey

Keren Hakayitz Bike a thon for boys 3-8 grade 4- 6 pm at First energy park. $50 minimum to join.

Bowling:
Lakewood: Finnigan's Lanes kids bowl free register Here
Howell: Howell Lanes $2 shoes $2 games

Boating- Lake Carasaljo, Manasquan,
Parks: Mantolooking playground Cedarbridge Avenue to the end  make a left before the Draw Bridge. Beautiful playground for kids on the bay. Watch boat launches fishing Crabbing and more.

Store updates

NPGS: Starting today you must bring your card to earn Voice reward points.

Mediterranean food- Temporarily closed currently under construction. @ Singin gas station Hurley & S. Clifton

French Press Coffee roasters: Opens new location at Clifton and Kennedy plaza near C&G.


BD'E Mr. Eli Freundlich Z'L

Levaya of Mr. Eli Freundlich today in Lakewood. He was 91 years old. (Matzav)
The levayah will take place today, at noon, at at Congregation Sons of Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Chapel, located at 613 Ramsey Street, off of East 7th Street, in Lakewood, NJ. The family will be observing shivah at the Zucker home(daughter) in Village Park in Lakewood, NJ.
In his youth, Mr. Freundlich attended Yeshiva Torah Vodaas in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Friday, July 15, 2016

ערב שבת פרשת חקת Zemanim for Lakewood, NJ

Friday, July 15, 2016 / ט' תמוז תשע"ו ערב שבת פרשת חקת
Candle lighting 8:06
Shkiah 8:24
Visiting day shabbos
-KZY: R' Zalmen Raber will be Speaking for the Women this Shabbos afternoon at 5:15 in the Ezras Noshim.  All women are invited!!
-Kol Aryeh No womans shiur this shabbos

Heat wave feels like 100 in Lakewood UV index very high


Free document shredding this Friday in Lakewood

OCEAN COUNTY 2016 RESIDENTIAL DOCUMENT SHREDDING PROGRAM sponsored by THE OCEAN COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS and THE OCEAN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
LAKEWOOD- Public Works Yard 1 America Ave. Friday, July 15 
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Oif Simches

Flagler- Brotsky wedding at Ateres Chana hall
Grossman- Halpern Chasunah at Lake Terrace
Simon- Mintz chasunah at Ateres Reva hall

ליקווד ׳פוקימון׳

BMG Talmidim lead NJ in first time pass rate on CPA exam

For next year sefira calendar

NWS: 101-Degree Heat Index In N.J The afternoon heat will be followed by a thunderstorm threat.

NWS- Extreme heat Thursday will give way to potentially strong thunderstorms later in the day in New Jersey, forecasters with the National Weather Service are warning. There is an excessive heat warning in place through 8 p.m. Friday. Heat index values as high as 101 are possible Thursday throughout the region, according to forecasters. On Thursday evening, there is also a threat of thunderstorms that could be severe in some places.

LPD statement on new chief

Over the past 10 years we have been led by Chief Robert Lawson who has devoted over 35 years of his life to our great agency.
At the end of this month the chief will retire and now, officially announced in yesterday's public ceremony, he will pass the office of the Chief of Police to Captain Gregory Meyer.
Captain Meyer has already taken great steps to continue the advancement and the growth of the police department. Most recently, in conjunction with the

Video: At the Mir Yerushalayim annual Lakewood dinner

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Oif Simches/Events

-Mir Yerushalayim Dinner at Neeimas Hachaim hall Lakewood
-Frischman- Kaufman Chasunah at Lake Terrace hall
-Goodman- Pollack wedding at Ateres Reva .hall
-Klein- Ganzvi  wedding at Lakewood cheder
-Magid- Frank wedding at Ateres Chana hall
-Yartzheit Seuda for Rav Zalman Malinowitz Z"tl at Bnos Bracha hall 9:15 pm
-Vort: Shain - Itzkowitz at TBY hall on Oak st.
-Chai Lifeline Chestnut Parlor meeting 1172 Coughlin street

Video: New Police chief appointed for Lakewood Police Department

Pokémon PokéStops in Lakewood.

They are not looking for a Minyan they are looking for a Minion. The viral addictive cellphone game Pokémon  relies on location data compiled by Google Maps to create the PokéStops, which are causing problems  in the US and across the world. Houses of worship are pokestops People are congregating there not to daven but to find pokemon. So when you see strangers near your shul staring at their phones they are not checking the latest news or looking for a "tzenteh". The Shul at 6th and Madison in Lakewood is seen as a pokestop. In recent days controversy erupted over pokestops at somber places such as the 911 memorial in NYC. Staffers at Washington DC’s Holocaust Museum are incensed that there are three PokéSpots there.













2016 Ocean county fair opens today

The Ocean county fair opens today in Berkeley township,NJ a 30 minute drive from Lakewood. Admission to the fair is $7 for anyone age 10 or older, Children younger than 10 get in free. Its at Robert J. Miller Airpark on Route 530, five miles west of the Garden State Parkway. Take Exit 77. Coming southbound, turn left off the exit ramp onto Double Trouble Road; at the traffic light turn

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Photo: Boyan Rebbe in Lakewood at private event

Boyan Rebbe in Lakewood -Mezamrim choir singing

Supper/ Oif Simches

-Yartzheit Seudah for  Harav Yitzchok Kleiman z'tl tonight at 11th and Lexington shul (R' Gross) 7:30
-BBQ for yeshiva Bais Meir at 75 Shady Lane
-BBQ for Special childrens center 159 Sommerset
Chasuna Lakewood July,12 
-Wedding: Slomovitz- Rothstein At Ateres Reva hall, Lakewood
-Wedding: Ganeles- Meisels at Ateres Chana Hall, Lakewood
-Wedding:Goldburd- Furest at Neeimas Hachaim hall
-Wedding: Lake Terrace hall 11 Peice band Teitelbaum, Daskal & Yedidim choir.

B''H no serious injuries in Lakewood porch collapse

A Rena lane porch collapsed,(Sterling Place) no serious injuries 2 ambulances on location 1 patient requiring ALS (advance life support)

Seasons kosher opens second NJ location

Seasons kosher opened its Clifton, NJ store today serving the Passaic Clifton communities. The store is located in the former Acme at 467 Allwood Road,  it will employ about 125 people. The Lakewood store was the first in NJ which opened in March of 2016.

Boyaner Rebbe in Lakewood today

The Boyaner Rebbi from Eretz Yisroel will be davening Mincha in Kol Aryeh today on Hope Chapel  at 7:00. pm You can give shalom the rebbe before Mincha. The Rebbe is here for a wedding and will be going next week to Los Angeles

Bikur Cholim of Lakewood 24 hr fundraiser


                       DONATE HERE

Tuesday, starting at 2:00 pm EST, you will have the special opportunity to share the burden with Bikur Cholim of Lakewood!

Bikur Cholim of Lakewood has one overriding goal: to help wherever help is needed. It provides free transportation to out-of-town medical appointments, kosher meals and food pantries in area hospitals, and a selection of medical equipment available for loan.


Monday, July 11, 2016

Video: Simply Tsfat in Lakewood


At the home of Dr. Rothkopf this motzei shabbos Video by M. Fund scroll down for more.

Oif Simchas

Gross- Scheinbaum wedding at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood cheder
Zachariash-Skolnik wedding at Ateres Chana hall
Milstein- Friedman Wedding  Lake Terrace hall

Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva graces Toldos Aaron siyum hashas in Eretz Yisrael

The Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva Rav Malkiel Kotler who is currently in Eretz Yisrael was honored as the "Orach Hatorah" at the amud yomi siyum hashas  of Toldos Aaron chasidim taking place tonight in Eretz Yisrael. The event is taking place at the Avenue hall near Ben Gurion airport.

Lakewood Neziros story first reported on Dans Deals Lakewood forums

From Dans Deals yesterday at 5:16 pm that was the first report.
Interesting story happened in Lakewood last week. A class was learning about Nezirus, and a 12 and a half year old boy said I am becoming a Nozir, for a minute. The Halacha is that someone close to 13 (Kotan hasomuch L’ish) can also be mekabel nezirus (and if you make yourself a Nazir for even a short time, it’s automatically for 30 days). Rav Forsheimer was asked and after consulting with Reb Shmuel Kamintesky, said that they have to keep Nezirus till they go to a Rav to Matir it. (not sure if I got all the facts correct).

JDN:
באחד מתלמודי התורה בעיר ליקווד, למדו בשבוע האחרון בחומש על הנזיר. שני ילדים בני 12, הודיעו במהלך השיעור כי בעקבות לימוד ההלכות הם מקבלים על עצמם להיות נזירים. על פי ההלכה, ברגע

First shabbos Bris held at the old shul

A milestone occasion took place this past shabos in the Old shul of Lakewood. The Old shul as it is called headed by its current Rav, Rabbi Yoffe, was built in the early 1900's. It was the original congregation sons of Israel before the kehilla built another shul on 6th and Madison avenue. It is the oldest shul in Lakewood. Up until this past shabbos the shul never hosted a shabbos Bris since  there was no Eruv in the area and people could not bring their baby to shul. A few years a go a new Eruv was constructed in the vicinity of the shul and beyond enabling this opportunity. This shabbos the shul was host to a shabbos bris the first in its long rich history.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

What Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman said when a LPD officer was shot in 2011

From someone who spoke to Rav Steinmans gabbai in 2011 when a Lakewood Police officer was shot while doing a routine patrol.
"Rav Moshe Schneider told me he spoke to Maran Rav Aharon Leib shlit"a this morning and told him that Lakewood is shut down today for the huge funeral
of a police officer that was shot. Maran shlit"a said that this is very important
since killing a policeman is the worst crime because otherwise there is no fear of the law and the Gemara says if not for the fear of the government people would commit crimes against their fellow man and devour them alive"

Oif Simches

-Dinner:- Yeshiva Bais Hatorah at Ateres Reva hall

-Vort: Chosson Aaron Dov Galet to Kallah Bas  Reb Berry Kleinbart at Ner Dovid Corner 14th street and Tangelwood, Lakewood  9:00-11:00 PM.

-Wedding: Gradman - Bronspigel at Ateres Chana Hall

Lakewood Chaveirim look before you lock campaign

Chaveirim of Lakewood, in conjunction with the Lakewood Police Department, has once again launched their ‘Look Before You Lock’ awareness campaign.

The interior temperature of a vehicle can soar to 130 degrees in less than seven minutes during a heat wave. Even with 80-degree temperatures the temperature inside a car can reach 110 degrees in approximately the same amount of time.

Lakewood Chaveirim, as first responders to incidents where a child is left in a vehicle, report that 99.9% of lockouts occur when a parent or caregiver is right there but accidentally locked the keys in the car with a child or children. However, they continue, “we have seen people run into a store to just grab something, leaving their kids out in the car. We aim to strongly discourage this practice, especially in this heat.

NJ state troopers land at BlueClaws deliver first pitch baseballs



Lakewood Bikur cholim T shirt Sunglasses promotion at Gourmet Glatt

Lakewood Bikur Cholim Promoting their 24 hour fundraising campaign which will take place this Tuesday July 12  Goal is to raise 500K. 
Bikur Cholim of Lakewood has one overriding goal: to help wherever help is needed. Within a short time, the organization was providing free transportation to out-of-town medical appointments, kosher meals and food pantries in area hospitals, and a selection of medical equipment available for loan. Bikur Cholim of Lakewood now services most of the NJ area hospitals. It sees to the physical and spiritual well-being of patients and their families with food pantries that are restocked daily, as well as comfortable Shabbos

New Sephardic Shul & Center in Lakewood

I am truly excited to announce our new Sephardic center and Bet Kenesset in Lakewood, NJ.                      DONATE HERE
We will be bringing a warm Tefilla, Baqashot, Te'amim, Halacha, Torah study and so much more to residents, visitors and the Sephardic community at large... I am opening this center with one purpose in mind: to serve as a place for my children and their generation to connect with their traditions, to experience them first-hand and to

Lakewood links...

Lakewood Historical Society and the Lakewood Heritage Commission are holding the “Sheldon Wolpin Memorial Car Show 2016” fundraiser Sunday, July 10, 2016, from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the Clarence Brown Pavilion, Pine Park, West County Line Road Lakewood, N.J. Admission for spectators is free.

-Lakewood School district settles 174K lawsuit

-Lakewood school board pays 25k to settle discrimination lawsuit

-NJ drivers a pay tax per mile instead of at the pump





Tehillim

Please daven for the zkan Roshei yeshiva in America Harav Yosef Rosenblum shlita, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Sharei Yosher in Boro park. Lakewood Talmid of Rav Aharon Kotler ZT''L.
 Name for Tehillim  אברהם יוסף בן חיה שרה.

Friday, July 8, 2016

LPD: wanted person apprehended

Updated: The man who ran from our Officers last night was just apprehended!
Just a short time ago Officers from Howell Township Police Department arrested Justin Schneider of Brick NJ.
Thank you for the assistance Howell PD!!!

LPD thanks community for thoughtfulness expressed today

Lakewood Police Department post on Face Book:
We are overwhelmed and thankful at the thoughtfulness expressed to us today. Several of our residents came by to drop off tokens of their appreciation for our service.

                                       

ערב שבת פרשת קרח לייקווד

Friday, July 8, 2016 /  ב' תמוז תשע"ו
 Zmanim for Lakewood , NJ
Candle lighting 8:10 pm
Shkiah 8:28 pm
-Rav Gissinger shul: R' Mosha Jacobowitz will be Speaking for the Women this Shabbos afternoon at 5:15 in the Ezras Noshim.  All women are invited!!
-BMG: Siyum and Shalosh seudos commemorating Yartzheit of Rav Shneur Kotler Zatzal mincha at 6:15 followed by Siyum in Beren dining hall.

Video: Lakewood township commitee meeting 7/7/16


-Township approves purchase of  pot hole spray truck
-Committeeman questioned why he is always abstaining from resolutions
-Maser plan meetings will become a public process
-Butch needs more freezer space

Rav appointed at Pine River village sefard minyan

Harav Boruch Saks shlita was recently appointed as Rav of the Pine River village sefard minyan in Lakewood located in the main shul building. Rav Saks is a R''M in Yeshiva of Staten Island and was the Rav of the Agudah Zeirei minyan in Boro park for many years. A Hachtara took place a few weeks ago. He currently lives in the Pine River village senior community.

Agudah joins Lakewood yeshiva in suit against Ocean Township zoning board

Agudath Israel to NJ Federal Court: Ocean Township Zoning Board Violates Yeshiva’s Rights: In a federal lawsuit pitting a major yeshiva against a local zoning board, Agudath Israel of America is contending that the board’s refusal to grant the yeshiva certain zoning variances necessary for the yeshiva to operate is motivated by a political cave-in to anti-charedi bias.

Yeshiva Gedola Na’os Yaakov of Lakewood, New Jersey, under the leadership of the Rosh Hayeshiva Rabbi Shloime Feivel Schustal, has grown rapidly since its inception several years ago, and has far outgrown its current quarters in Lakewood.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Oif Simches

Pollack- Hess wedding at Ateres Chana hall
Levovitz- Wiederman wedding at Lake Terrace
Salel- Nierenberg at Neeimas Hachaim hall Lakewood

Tonight Lakewood township committee meeting

Thu, July 7, 7:30pm – 8:30pm  Municipal Building - Auditorium
ORDINANCES FIRST READING – Second Reading and Public Hearing to be
held on July 21, 2016 -Agenda HERE.
1. A Capital Ordinance of the Township of Lakewood, County of Ocean, State of New Jersey Providing for the Acquisition of a New Chassis Mounted Spray Patch Truck, and Appropriating $217,000 Therefor, Authorized in and by The Township of Lakewood, in The County Of Ocean, New Jersey.

Asifas zikaron and Yartzheit of Rav Shneur Kotler Zatzal - Hakomas Matzeiva for Rebbetzin Rishel Kotler A'H

This shabbos 3 Tamuz will be the 34th Yartzheit of The Lakewood Rosh yeshiva Harav Yosef Chaim Shneur Kotler zatzal. Tonight Thursday evening there will be hespedim in the yeshiva delivered by Rav Shlomo Eisenberger at 6:30 pm in the Beren hall. On Shabbos a siyum and yartzheit seuda will take place in the yeshiva.
This Sunday 4 Tamuz is 12 months since the petira of Rebbetzin Rishel Kotler a"h. A Hakomas matzeiva will take place this Sunday at Har hamenuchos in Yerushalayim. The Lakewood R''Y Rav Malkiel Kotler and other siblings are going to Eretz Yisrael for the Hakomas matzeiva. The actual yartzheit is 4 AV.

Whats on sale?

Seasons  Farm Fresh Kosher West  Aisle 9  Gourmet Glatt Kosher Village

FoodeX  NPGS  Shloimys Kosher world

Video: Rav Meir Mazuz at the home of Lakewood Rosh yeshiva

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Oif Simchas- Rosh Chodesh Tamuz

-Hisvadus Chasidim with Rav Leima Wilhelm 6 Bartenura Ct Lakewood  9:30 
-Vort: Chosson Akiva Ben R' Dan Greenberg Kallah Devorah Bas R Ahron Yechiel Chapler 7:30 pm at Orchos Chaim Hall Oberlin Avenue
-Wedding: Yehoshua Rotstein- Brochie Feinroth Ateres Chana hall
-Wedding:Shmuel Reich-  Leah Lebowitz at Neeimas Hachaim hall
-wedding: Mattisyahu Aron  Kohn-  Esther Spiegel at Ateres Reva

Hillary: Trump did not make furniture in Lakewood, NJ

Name dropping Lakewood.
At her stump speech (16:45) in Atlantic City, NJ today, Hillary Clinton slammed Donald Trump for not being there for American workers.  She said Trump furniture is maid in Turkey instead of Lakewood,  NJ.  Lakewood is not known for a furniture manufacturing town. However this must be good news for local furniture stores let's see if  both peesidential nominees will  make their next  order from stores in Lakewood New Jersey.

Jerusalem Falafel coming to Lakewood

Heat advisory in effect as heat wave expected in NJ

After escaping high heat over the Fourth of July weekend, temperatures soar into the 90s F and humidity levels will climb for the middle and latter part of the week. "An official heat wave is likely to occur along the I-95 corridor from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia," AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun said. "This will be the hottest weather so far this year." Tomorrow will be mostly sunny and humid with a high of 90-95. Thursday Mostly sunny and humid with a slight chance of a PM shower/storm with a high of 90-95. Friday sun then clouds with showers and storms in the afternoon with a high of 90-95. Higher humidity,will create even higher temperatures. Be sure to drink plenty of water,

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Oif Simchas

-Vort: Hachosson Avrohom Yeshaya Schnurmann to Kallah Elisheva Leib tonight at Ateres Yeshsaya hall, Lakewood 7:30 pm.
-Vort: Chosson Shimon Kamemetzky to Kallah bas R' Yisroel Solomom(Staten Island) at Stolin hall 153 East 7th street Lakewood, NJ at 8:00 pm
Weddings July 5,2016
-Rubnitz-Kleinman Lake Terrace hall Lakewood
-Geretz- Brog at Ateres Chana hall, Lakewood
-Levi- Schlom chasunah at Ateres Reva hall Lakewood
-Friedman- Breslauer at Lakewood cheder hall

Lakewood Planning board meeting today

Lakewood planing board meeting today Tuesday July 5,2016 at 6:00 pm Municipal Building - Auditorium

PLAN REVIEW ITEMS*
1. SD 2143 Kikar Shabbos LLC
 Monmouth Ave & Fourth Street Block 160, Lot 1.01
Minor Subdivision to create two lots

Yom Kippur Katan minyanim erev rosh chodesh Tamuz

Somerset walk 1:35 and 7:00 pm
Kol shimshon  at 1:45
BM Kelmwoods 2:45
Satmar 1:40 , 2:30, 3:30, 4:30
Chateu park 6:30
Hearthstone 7:15

Free summer camp and programs for Lakewood children


Rav Meir Mazuz visits Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva

Rav Meir Mazuz a leading Sephardic rabbi in Eretz Yisrael leader of the Tunisian Jewish community founder and Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshiva Kisei Rachamim in Bnei Brak. He authored many sefarim. For kabolas kahal call 848-299-2259
Rav Meir Mazuz at the home of Rav Malkiel Kotler in Lakewood
                                         

Monday, July 4, 2016

Photos: Harav Chaim Walkin visits Lakewood

Harav Chaim Walkin shlita mashgiach of yeshiva Ateres Yisrael in Eretz Yisrael came to America for a granddaughters chasunah. He was in Lakewood and paid a visit to the home of The Rosh Yeshiva Rav Malkiel Kotler, accompanied by Rav Aaron Walkin Rav in Lakewood followed by a musar shmooze in Yeshiva Bais Medrash Govoha.





Oif Simchas

Gross - Scheinbaumin -  wedding at Lakewood cheder 
Levin- Feiner wedding at Neeimas Hachaim hall in Lakewood
Bernstein- Mandelcorn wedding at Ateres Chana hall alkewood

Cory Booker no longer denying he's being vetted as Hillary Clinton's VP pick

CBS-New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker this weekend went from flatly denying he's under consideration to referring questions about vetting to the Clinton campaign. "I'm just referring questions about the vice presidency to the woman who is going to have to make this decision," he said on CNN Sunday. "You should talk to the Clinton campaign. What I do know is that on the Democratic side, there are many fabulous candidates--people that could be really strong vice presidential candidates." CNN's Brianna Keilar tried to get him to elaborate, saying: "That is not a no, sir. That is not a no."  One potential downside of choosing Booker is that his replacement would be appointed by

Shiva info Mrs. Rose Goldberg a''h

Shiva for Mrs. Rose Goldberg a''h רחל בת אברהם לייב is at 950 Forest avenue in Lakewood between 9th and 10th street. Getting up from Shiva Friday July 8.
 At the Levaya the Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva Harav Yerucham Olshin mentioned the granddaughter of Mrs. Goldberg who is still in a coma for 15 years. She was injured at the Sbarro bombing in yerushalayim in August of 2001. Chana Tova Chaya bat Pesha Nachemberg was a Bais kayla student in Lakewood. She is married and has a child who was an infant at the time now 17 years old. from a comment on Aish.comChana Nachenberg, Chana Tova Chaya bat Pesha, still remains in a vegetative state from that day. Her daughter, Sara, has grown into a teenager, without a mother.

Lakewood links

-Going there but not going there "Nisht oif shabbos geredt"

-Shaimos alert: Center of Town ad pg 117 in current issue of The voice of Lakewood

-Affordable housing: Group brings "tiny house" to Lakewood's town square

-Video:Lake Carasaljo Fire works July 4th 2016 and HERE

-Lakewood 3rd poorest city in NJ 35.9%  live below the poverty line.

-Former resident among top 50 wealthiest in NJ 

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Lakewood July 4th Fireworks

-Lakewood Township will be having its Annual Independence Day celebration on Sunday, July 3, 2016. There will be a concert by The Wilbur Wittemann Patriotic Band at 7:30pm at the Lakewood Amphitheater on North Lake Drive, followed by fireworks at 9:15pm over beautiful Lake Carasaljo.
BlueClaws Fireworks- Sunday July 3rd Following the 7:05 game  the BIGGEST FIREWORKS SHOW IN BLUECLAWS HISTORY as we celebrate Independence Weekend.

BD"E

Petira of Mrs. Rose Goldberg  a'h she was in her mid nineties lived on Forest avenue in Lakewood. Levaya will take place 12:00 pm at the 7th street chapel  Kevura is in Clifton NJ.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Lakewood, NJ ערב שבת פרשת שלח שבת מברכים חודש תמוז

 Zmanim for Lakewood, NJ Friday, July 1, 2016 / כ"ה סיון תשע"ו
Candle lighting 8:11 pm
Shkia 8:29 pm
Latest shema Gra 9:16 am

Rosh Chodesh Tamuz Wednesday and Thursday 
Molad is Tuesday night (July 5) 12:28 (1 chelek) AM

Agudath Israel Hails New Jersey's 2017 Budget

Agudath Israel of America welcomed New Jersey's 2017 budget, signed into law yesterday by Governor Chris Christie.  The budget's highlights include increased state aid for private and parochial schools for which Agudath Israel has vigorously advocated.The new budget allocates $7.5 million for security funding for nonpublic schools. The allocation reflects a 200% increase from last year's budget and provides $50 per child which will allow schools to purchase and install sophisticated camera systems, sensors, lockdown equipment and security guards. The budget also maintains the current level of funding for technology and nursing services for nonpublic school students.

Family thanks the community