Friday, September 30, 2016

Lakewood charter school approved

APP- New charter schools for children of the Lakewood, Asbury Park and Neptune school districts have won the state’s approval to proceed with plans to open next September. Ocean Academy Charter School in Lakewood and College Achieve Greater Asbury Park Charter School in Asbury Park were among four applications approved Friday by the New Jersey Department of Education. 
Public schools in Lakewood and Asbury Park are among the lowest performing in the Shore area. read more at

Zmanim Lakewood ערב שבת פרשת נצבים

Friday, September 30, 2016 / כ"ז אלול תשע"ו
Candle lighting 6:21
Shkiah 6:39
Shabbos weather Rain- high of 67 
פרשת ׳ניצבים׳ נקראת תמיד בערב ראש השנה, כדי להנחיל מסר חשוב: ״אתם ניצבים היום כולכם״ - כשאתם יחד, באחדות, במצב של ׳כולכם׳ וכאיש אחד או אז אנו מובטחים כי נתייצב איתן ביום הדין, יום הרת-עולם, וניכתב לשנה טובה ומתוקה. ״ברכנו אבינו״ - כאשר ״כולנו כאחד״.           שבת שלום, 

כורעים papers

אבינו מלכנו חמול עלינו ועל עוללנו וטפינו

Erev Rosh Hashana and still many children not in schools they are karbanos caught up in power struggles and used as pawns in a game. 
5 girls still not in high school
9 girls not in elementary school

                  אוי לנו מיום הדין אוי לנו מיום התוכחה

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Video: Asifa in BMG against smartphones Erev Rosh Hashana of 5777

Rav Malkiel Kotler
13:50 Rav Mattisyahu Solomon 
28:00 Rav Ephraim Wachsman
1:14:20 Rav Yehoshua Abba Busel

Oif Simchas-events Sep 29 Lkwd

-Vort: Hachoosn Yosef Dov Lichtenstein benYitzchok Abba (monsey) to Kalla Bas R Dovid Zecharya Neuman at Ateres Yeshaya hall 7:0 pm

-Parlor meeting: for a local Mishpacha, At the tent  located at East 4th between Park & Ridge avenue 8-11:30 pm
-Yeshiva of Springfield shmuz at 1471 Parkside 9:00 pm
-Yeshiva Tiferes Elimelech shmus at Yeshia Ktana BM 8:45

Rosh Hashana Simanim from Keren Even Habochen

Photos: Gedolim 8 hours in Chicago for French Jewry

More Photos HERE for full gallery

Wet weather through Friday night NWS- Coastal Flood Advisory for Ocean County, NJ

Mostly cloudy skies will be accompanied by periods of rain on Thursday across NJ temps will reach the mid-60s with moderate winds. Heavier rain tomorrow 2 inches expected. The wet weather is expected to stick around through Friday night. Skies are expected to clear up a bit for the weekend. COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY FROM 7AM EDT THU UNTIL 11PM EDT THU

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Kinus in BMG about danger of smartphone, social media

Live phone hook up 732-806-9090 option 9
LAKEWOOD: A KINUS- will take place this evening in Lakewood yeshiva with regard to the spiritual dangers of smartphones and social media App's 6:30 in BMG Beren Hall Hook-up in other B"M speaking: -R' Malkiel Kotler -R' Matisyahu Salomon -R' Ephraim Waxman

update: Baal Tefilah, Chazonim crash course for Yomim Noraim tonight in Lakewood

Update: Course is pushed off to tomorrow evening Thursday same time.
In preparation for the Yom hadin Noted Chazzan R' Yechezkel Klang will deliver a a 3 hour crash course taking place this evening in Lakewood at Yeshiva ktana hall Wednesday Sep 28. from 8-11 pm. The event is for balei tefillah, Rebbeim, public speakers, Chazonim, balei kriah etc.. Learn how to use your voice properly, saying the right nussach in davening, breathing techniques, prevent hoarseness and other helpful information. Cost is $90 pre registration is required. for more info call 732-668-8336. 

Cops manning major intersections, traffic still a mess in LKWD

The township had Police officers at major intersections around Lakewood to help with the traffic flow in the morning rush. LPD officers were stationed at the busy intersections of  rt 9 Pine, James, Oak ,MLK, Cross, prospect and other areas. it hasn't helped much and in some cases traffic is even worse. Traffic lights are going up at various intersections in the aforementioned roads were officials are optimistic it will help ease the congestion. 

Williams street will be closed over Rosh Hashana

LPD-Williams Street closed again? Yes, for your maximum convenience.
The Lakewood Police Department has announced that Williams Street will be closed between Omni Court and Prospect Street from Saturday, October 1st through Tuesday October 4th. Paving crews require four consecutive work days in order to complete significant roadwork on that stretch of roadway. The pavement will be milled, paved and winterized. This will eliminate potholes and other difficulties on the road for the long term, with no additional road work or closures expected within the foreseeable future.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Why cant you fargin? letter in TVOL

Letter in The Voice of Lakewood in response to the "Take back Lakewood" 

Gedolim go to Chicago on behalf of French Jewry

The Satmar Rebbe, Rav Zalman Leib Teitelbaum, Rav Malkiel Kotler Rav Dovid Feinstein were in Chicago raising funds for the French Children’s Fund coordinated by the Kalever Rebbe on behalf of French immigrants to Israel to provide them with a solid education within the Charedi school system. Below a philanthropist announced he will donate a half a million dollars and those present broke out in a dance.

Selichos times for this week in Lakewood

Stolin 9:45 maariv 10:00 pm Slichos
BML, Rav Yisroel Goldblatts yeshiva 613 Madison Ave. 10:30 PM 12:50 am 7:55 AM before shachris,
B"M  of South Albert  minyan for slichos every night  at 11:15
Alumnai B"M 12:55 am
Ohr Mattisyahu ‏Selichos 7:25. 
Bobov Lakewood: ‏Selichos 7:20
Brookwood Area ‏Selichos in Bais Shapsi 7:05
Bais Medrash Albert Selichos 6:40 and 7:40 (Ezras nashim)
KZY R' Gissinger Shachris (Selichos) 5:50(EN), 6:35(BM) ,8:00(BM) 8:30(EN)
Stamford Meadows Slichos - 6:40, Shachris - 7:00

Oif Simches Lkwd Sep 27, 2016

-Vort: Chosson Gavriel Rosen is engaged to Kallah Leah Shoshana bas R' Yehuda -Vort at Stolin hall E7th and Cornelius  7:30 pm
-Wedding: Greenberg- Chapler at Ateres Chana hall

-Yeshiva Torah Vodaath  Annual Lakewood Reception & Hascholas Kesivas Sefer Torah L'Ilui Nishmas Moreinu Harav Yisroel Belsky Zatzal  TONIGHT, Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at  227 Autumn Road Lakewood, NJ 08701

-TAG Parlor meeting 140 Vintage circle, Lakewood 8:45pm

There's no debating, Night seder comes first

The highly anticipated presidential debate took place last night. The many yeshiva bochurim who are following the presidential race do not have access to radio or the web and rely on the frum news info lines for the latest updates and current events. FNW phone line based in Lakewood (Frum News Wire) is were many turn to for all the latest political news and audio soundbites. Initially FNW was going to air the debate live, but than they notified the audience that there was a change in schedule and it did not air live. The result, hours and hours of Torah was learned during seder in preparation for the yom hadin.
 There no question who was the real winner last night It was neither Donald Trump Nor Hillary Clinton.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Lakewood R"Y meets members of Viznitz kehilla of EY ahead of the Rebbe's visit

Lakewood based org calls for day of unity to counter polarizing political climate

An Orthodox Jewish outreach group that last year called for a “Day of Jewish Unity” to oppose the Iran nuclear deal is repeating the event this year, this time with the goal of countering the “polarizing political climate.” 
Acheinu, based in Lakewood, New Jersey, and Israel, is encouraging yeshivas, synagogues and individuals to study and pray for peace and unity on Sept. 27, one day after the first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

LPD- lock your vehicles

Following recent burglaries and car break ins the LPD poted on Twitter the following"Lakewood Police reminds all residents to lock their vehicle doors and remove all valuables from inside vehicles."

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Oif Simches, Lakewood, NJ Sep 25, 2016

-Vort:Chosson Yechezkel Munk @ the Cohen residence, 1 Rockbridge Rd.  Lakewood (Behind Seasons) from 7:30 and on.
-Vort: Kallah bas R' Osher Stern tonight in the Gratter building 6:00-9:30.
-Vort: Hachosson Menachem Gurowitz tonight at 270 miller road from 5-8
-Weding: Gross- Yoffe at Neeimas Hachaim 5:30 Chupa
-Wedding: Chasunah of Yonah Sternstein  tonight, Ateres Reva. Chupah 5:45
-Parlor meeting Stamford Yeshiva at 1101 14th street 6:00pm
-Parlor meeting: Freehold Kolel at 18 Glen program 10:00pm

How did you say (or ask for) Selichos?

I went to shul heard a fiery speech from the Rav, the chazzan began the traditional kadish to the tune of yomim noraim, fathers with sleepy eyed children, old and young were in the audience all asking for forgiveness as we get ready for the Yom Hadin. When it was over we went home. There were no photographers, no guitars, no organ, no cello, no musical instruments, no dancing, no entertainment, no carlebach nusach no kumzitz. It was a simple selichos recital seen in many shuls across the world the way it was done last year, and the year before, with the authentic nusach. But you wont see a video of it on the websites because its just perhaps too old fashioned or not newsworthy. Not here to take away or make light of what others do but we have become a man bites dog society.

Friday, September 23, 2016

סליחות Selichos 5776 Motzei Shabbos, Sunday morning Lakewood, NJ

במוצאי מנוחה קדמנוך תחילה
-BMG Motzei shabbos SelichosMussar 12:00 am
 Selichos 1:00 am Yoshon b, Bais Aaron, Bais shmuel
-Whispering pines: Selichos 12:50
-Rabbi Trenk, 817 Central Ave, Lkwd.  Shmooze 12:35, Selichos 12:50. Ba'al tefilla - Yaakov Klein.
-Bais Medrash L'Torah R' Goldblatt Divrei Hisorerus from R' Dovid Heinemann  Shlit"a 12:15-12:45 Followed by סליחות
-Yeshiva Gedolah South Lakewood Rav Korbman. Drasha 12:10 by Rav Yitzchok Sorotzkin followed by Selichos at 12:50

ערב שבת פרשת כי תבוא Lakewood Zmanim

Friday, September 23, 2016 / כ' אלול תשע"ו ערב שבת פרשת כי תבוא
Candle lighting 6:33 Shkia 6:51
Weather for shabbos high of 71 partly cloudy.
- Rabbi Wosner Satmar Rav from Monsey will spend Shabbos in Lakewood, NJ on invitation by Satmar Lakewood Kehilah
השקיפה ממעון קודשך מן השמים 
וברך את עמך ישראל 
ואת האדמה אשר נתת לנו, 
כאשר נשבעת לאבותינו, 
ארץ זבת חלב ודבש״. 

Zmanim for Lakewood area may be different for Jackson, other areas

At this time of year mosdos send out magnets with zmanim for hadlokas neiros and Shkia, sof zman Krias shema etc. As the community grows and residents moved to neighboring towns the zmanim may not be accurate depending on your location.
Jackson is more west than Lakewood, shkias hachama or the sunset in Jackson is 35 seconds later than the sunset in Lakewood. According to My Zmanim shkia in Lakewood this week as at 6:51:23 and in Jackson its 6:52:00. Toms River is on par with Lakewood even though it is a drop more East. 
 However its hard to tell how far inside Jackson the line is drawn. Those living closer to the Lakewood border are more East and therefore are in the same area.  If you live deeper inside Jackson thats where it can make a difference. Perhaps closer to six flags is where the late shkia is. Overall its good to be machmir anyways a minute earlier on erev shabbos or 2 minutes later on Motzei shabbos like this you avoid all issues. 
This is just for debate for all Halachic issues contact you local Posek.

Parents ask for chizuk in hopes to get their son into school

Its not easy. Not everyone had the right connections and pull to get their child into a school that will best suit their child's needs. In one recent case a parent reached out yesterday to friends in an online forum asking for help and chizuk in hopes of finding the right school for their son.
"We are trying to find a for my son who was in Yesodos (formerly oros yisroel) and most of his teachers and therapists feel he is ready for a mainstream school. My son is 7.5 and second grade. All the schools you recommended would not even speak with us, besides for telling us that their resources are only for their existing students who need them, they are not willing to take in new kids for this. We have zero influence, pull, or connections in those schools. 
I'm feeling very discouraged and don't know where to go from here.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Moadim L'Simcha new pick up location

The Moadim Lesimcha distribution will take place this Sunday Sept 25th from 3-9 pm at the Lakewood Department of Public Works 1 America way at the corner of Cedarbridge and New Hampshire avenues. Entrance to the DPW will only be from New Hampshire, opposite the QuickCheck no cars will be allowed to enter at the Cedarbridge entrance. The previous location at the stadium is currently occupied by a Boat show expo.

Oif Simches/ Lkwd events Sep 22, 2016

-Vort: Hachoson Shlomo Berger is engaged to Kallah  Gobbiof from Lakewood!  tonight at R' Grubers shul 1014 Lawrence ave, in Lakewood
-Wedding: Kizelnik- Hirsch at Lake Terrace hall, Lakewood, NJ

-Rabbi YY Jacobson words of chizuk and inspiration 8:30 sharp at Bnos Bracha hall 1665 Corperate rd W. Next to Lake terrace. for men
-Kolel Imrei Kohen Lakewood reception 7:30 pm at 6 Van Buren Avenue
-Tag Parlor meeting 24 High street 8:00 pm

Only in Lakewood! and proud of it

A picture of a item sold in a Lakewood store was posted on a website with the title "Only in Lakewood" as content to mock Lakewood residents who strive for a higher level in ruchniyus. The item was covered with white stickers obviously to cover over a immodest picture on the packaging. The store owners feels this is the right thing to do for themselves and their costumers. If Someone wants to better his shmiras einayim is he not entitled to it? does it have to be mocked and used to continually stereotype Lakewood as fanatics and extremists. If anything Lakewood should be proud to have people that are continuously striving to be better especially during this time of year.

Forget busing, 3 kids still not accepted to school

We hoped and thought this year would be different. As the busing issue dominates the conversation the  wishful thinking was the issue if not getting into School in Lakewood was a thing of the past. Unfortunately a week before Rosh hashna there are  3 kids still not in school.  There as at least one primary boy and one primary aged girl out of school and at least one high school girl. No matter what spin and excuse or blame goes around the bottom line is 3 children are sitting home. This is not how we want to approach the Yom Hadin asking for selicha while this goes on. Please If anyone has influence to settle this fast.  TY.

Price Point now open in Lakewood

 Quality farmers market renamed, new savings now 6475 Rt 9 North, Howell, NJ

5 hrs left $200,000 for Lakewood Bais Hora'ah!

                                               Donate HERE
At the Bais Horaah of Lakewood we are proud to host one of the most prominent kollelim worldwide, comprised of outstanding yungerleit learning in-depth halacha with great hasmada. The yungerleit are focused on achieving proficiency in halacha with the goal of having the ability to answer halachic queries with clarity. Indeed, many of our kollel alumni have assumed positions as Rabbanim in various communities, including several who answer the non-stop shailos that come in to our Bais Horaah on a daily basis. We desperately need sufficient funding to help maintain this vital institution and ensure that it continues to flourish.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Oif Simches Sep 21 LKWD

Wedding: Gotlieb- Lowy at Ne'emas hachaim hall Lakewood
Wedding: Glatt- Kleinbart at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood cheder
Shnues -Harav Reuven Feinstein at 609 9th street 7:20 pm

Rabbi YY Jacobson to speak in Lakewood ahead of selichos and yomim Noraim tomorrow night

Tehilas Chaya Sarah elementary school in conjunction with the Berditchev kloiz of Lakewood invite the community to hear words of inspiration and chizuk for Elul and Yomim Noraim from Rabbi YY Jacobson. The speech will take place this Thursday night September 22 at Bnos Bracha hall 1665 Corporate rd, Lakewood, NJ. at 8:30 pm

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Oif Simches Sep,20 Lakewood

-Vort: Hachoson Naftoli rozansky engaged to Kallah  Aliza Culang  tonight at Ateres Yeshaya 908 E County Line Road, Lakewood at 7 pm
-Wedding Hachosson Sruli Goodman-Goldstein at Ateres Reva Hall
-Wedding: Garfinkel- Hirsch at Ne'emas Hachaim hall, Lakewood, NJ
-Nshei Long beach evening of inspiration at Tiferes Bais Yaakov hall Parlor Meeting: to benefit TAG at 6 Bartenura Rd, Lakewood 9:00 pm

Video of Chasuna in Lakewood last night courtsy of

Emergency Campaign! After A Devastating Fire, The Minyan Girls Is Rebuilding

DONATE HERE   (B''H no one was in the building at the time. APP)
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, a fire ripped through the chill - the Minyan Girls' Headquarters in Jackson destroying everything in its path. For years, this building served as a home for dozens of local girls providing them with a refuge of warmth, care and compassion. This home always had an open door when most other doors in their lives were locked. This home was a lifeline of assistance and encouragement so desperately needed. But now, all that lies is a smoldering pile of rubble and ash. One girl tearfully told us, “The chill house was a home to me, where I can feel safe and loved. The house has so many good memories filled with care and kindness. I'll really miss it.” 

Keep your eyes on the sky in Lakewood

This morning between 8-9 am and again 6-7 pm TVOL contest.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Oif Simchas / Elul drasha

-Rav Avrohom Schorr will speak tonight at Yeshiva Toras Aaron for Rebbeim Mechanchim and the public 8:30 pm 500 summer avenue.
-Rav Meir Stern R''Y will speak for  Passaic alumni at 4 Hill Top (off Hope hill rd off Hope chapel) 8:30 pm
-Weding: Glatzer- Frost at Ateres Chana hall
-Wdding: Hershkowitz- Waldner at Lake terrace hall, Lakewood, NJ

Monmouth County Public Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is open

Download Form HERE
The Monmouth County Public Housing Agency (MCPHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from September 19, 2016, until September 23, 2016. visit website HERE to download forms. 500 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, after sorting preferences. 

Today at 5 pm Masterplan committee meeting open to the public

Please be advised that the Downtown Subcommittee of the Lakewood
Township Master Plan Committee will be conducting an Executive Meeting on
September 19, 2016 at 5:00 pm in Room 18 of the Lakewood Township Municipal Building.
The Public is welcome to attend this meeting.

New spray patch truck

Lakewood township purchased  a Chassis Mounted Spray Patch Truck. DPW workers train with the new equipment. Also delivered  Asphalt Mixer.
Photos: Applique industries

Video: having some fun

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Oif Simches, Lakewood Sep 18

Dinner: Yeshiva Keren Hatorah 7:00 pm Ateres Reva Hall

-Vort: Hachosson  Yaacov Aryeh Tober to Kallah  Malky Schreiber today at 7:00 at 932 Lakeview Drive, Lakewood NJ. Mazel Tov!

-Vort: Hachosson Shlomo Eliyahu Kletzkin Ben R' Yisrael Aaron to Hakalla Mirel Rosinger at Ohr Tuvia 969 East End Lakewood,NJ 8pm

-Vort: Hachosson Eliyohu Bronspigel to hakalla  Yutta Bursztyn (bas Yisroel Zalman) iy"h Sunday 7:30pm @ Rabers Shul 618 Caranetta Dr, Lakwood

-Vort: Hachosson Moshe Aron Sender ben R' Yaakov to Kallah Halon from Detroit at the Pine River Village simcha hall in Lakewood

-Chasunah: Hachosson Yosef Selengut Hakallah Malka Bas Rav Gershon Ribner at Tiferes Bais Yaakov hall, 613 Oak street Lakewood.

Shiur: Rav Reuven Leuchter Elul shmuess at B"M Ner Yisrael 733 Ridge 7:45 pm
Admor M' Spinka Kabolas Kahal  9-11:30 at 424 15th street

Falafel, Israeli style

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Fed Ex fires truck driver in road rage incident

LAKEWOOD - A FedEx truck driver seen on video speeding and trying to cut off a school bus has been fired, according to the company. “Safety is our No. 1 priority at FedEx Freight.  We will not tolerate the type of behavior seen in the video and we have terminated the driver’s employment with our company,” a company spokesperson said in a statement. read more at NJ12

Friday, September 16, 2016

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת כי תצא

Friday, September 16, 2016 / י"ג אלול תשע"ו
Candle lighting 6:45 pm
Shkiah at 7:03 pm
 מפטירין רני עקרה ונם עניה סוערה 
Shabbos weather Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 78F. 

Shabbos Hatzolah In Lakewood become a Tomech Hatzolah Donate HERE

Shabbos of Chizuk

Hachtara of Rav Doniel Neustadt at Pine River Village shul- Nusach Ashkenaz

The hachtara of Rav Doniel Yehuda Neustadt shlita who was appointed as the new rav of the Pine River Village Ashkenaz Shul in Lakewood, NJ will take place this motzei shabbos parshas Ki Seitzei. The event will take place 9:15 at the Community simcha hall. Divrei brachah will be delivered by Rav Feivel Cohen, noted senior posek,  author of the seforim Badei Hashulchan, and a member of the Pine River Village kehillah, and by Rav Yeruchim Olshin, rosh yeshiva of Bais Medrash Govoah. Rav Neusdat is currently serving as rav in Detroit at Beth Yehuda.
A Few months ago Harav Boruch Saks shlita was appointed Rav of the Sefard minyan at PRV located in the same building as the Ashkenaz minyan. 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.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Video: ThatHat store coming soon

ThatHat, quality Italian hats and accessories opening soon at First street and Lexington Ave in Lakewood.

Oif Simches Lkwd

Vort: Chosson Yitzchok Arnstein  to Kallah Shira Zheutlin from LA, vort is at 25 Dena court in Lakewood 7 pm

Chasunah: Keller- Sorotzkin at Lake terrace hall

Wedding: Adler- Roberts N'eemas Hachaim hall

Chasunah: Jaffe- Goldberg at Ateres Chana hall Lakewood

Sheva Brachos/Siyum: Teitelbaum- Friedman Villas Club house 8 pm

Update: School bus driver fired after road rage incident in Lakewood "The driver was let go last night," a woman answering the phone at Jay's Bus Service said Thursday morning. The woman, who would not give her name, said there were no students on the bus at the time of the incident. She said the bus was driving for an Ocean County school district, but she would not specify which district.
FedEx issued a brief statement by email through its media department Thursday morning: "We take safety very seriously and are looking into the matter."

LPD: Investigating Video involving school bus and fed Ex truck

Update: School bus Driver fired.
A video of a near collision between a  bus driver and a fed ex truck in Lakewood was posted on Facebook. The bus appears to pass the truck while the truck swerves left forcing the bus onto oncoming traffic. It happened yesterday on Airport Road near the GSP entrance. LPD on its facebook page said they are aware of the video and are investigating.  "We would like to thank everyone who has brought to our attention the incident involving the school bus. We assure you that it has been forwarded to the appropriate unit. The video has been forwarded to our traffic safety unit for further investigation and pending charges"

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Oif simches Lakewood, Sep 14, 2016

-Vort: Hachosson Shmuli Samet to Kallah bas R' Y. Knobel tonight 7:30 pm @ Khal Chassidim 14th street, Lakewood.
-Vort: Hachosson Yitzy Bloch (Monsey) to Hakkalah Hinda Zoberman Bas R' Elkana at Ohr Tuvia R' shachar shul 969 East end avenue, Lakewood 8 pm 
-Chasunah: Rayman -Pinter at Ne'emas Hachaim hall, Lakewood
-CHasunah: Landau- Friedman at Lake Terrace hall, Lakewood, NJ
-Wedding: Miller- Rifkind at Ateres CHana Hall at Bais Faiga Lakewood

Lakewood police arrest Swastika suspects

The Lakewood police arrested two teens for the spraying of swastikas and vandalism at a local Jewish school. The vandelism took place during summer break while camp Ahavas Torah of Lakewood was using the facility and campers discovered the hateful graffiti. Read more from the APP and TLS

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A volunteer fire fighter addresses some concerns

Submitted via comment. Thank you for your service.
As a frum firefighter let me address some of your concerns. Let me start by saying that many of us are at odds with the board members but that has nothing to do with or concerns.

1) Please look at how much you actually pay more in taxes for the fire tax. You pay a lot more for the town to waste. It went from 0.058 to 0.070. Now calculate that against what the value of your home is (this is your per year bill). Also the max 2% is a farce. The township (not related to the FD) has done a lot more than 2%, they use a loophole. Your anger should be facing them.
2) There are many times we need to be at the firehouse such as storm standbys. When it's freezing cold out side and there is 3 feet of snow on the ground we are called to the firehouse in case there is a fire. We wait there so if

Oif Simchas- Lkwd Sept 13 2016

-Picus- Lopian wedding at Neeimas Hachaim hall Lakewood, NJ
-Chasunah- hachosson Yisrael Gordon ben R Shlomo Zalman at Lake Terrace hall
-Yartzheit seuda Admor Hazuken of Sadigura @B''M Ohr Yehoishua Kapitchnitz, 55 Finchley Blvd. Lakewood NJ, Marriv 9:30
-Orientation for many local schools tonight across Lakewood.

Some Changes on NJ transit 139 to and from NYC

The NJ Transit 139 bus from New York City to Lakewood, will have some modifications as part of a plan to improve the quality of riders' commutes. New departure gate assignments, during afternoon peak riding hours as of Sep, 3. 
No. 139:
Friday: The trip leaving New York at 3:00 p.m. to Union Hill Park&Ride will be suspended.
Weekdays:  All service from New York to Englishtown will now leave from Gate 315.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Dr. Meir Wikler monthly Lakewood vaad- common cause of conflict in marriage

Reb Meir Wikler, is a Ben Torah, long time therapist, inspiring speaker, and best selling author, who lives in Brooklyn. (He has recently begun seeing people in Lakewood, as well.)

Am I Courtesy or Mandated busing?

That is one of the many questions some  parents have with the current bussing system. Some parents are contesting the measured distance between home and school but they dont know who to turn to too. Supposedly the LSTA is not in charge of measuring the distanced but the BOE has not been too helpful. According to NJ law (see below) any elementary student who lives 2 miles from school or 2.5 in high school is mandated to receive busing.

 Measurement is made by the shortest distance along public roadways or walkways between the entrance to the student's home and the nearest public entrance of the school building. This measurement is for eligibility purposes only and is not necessarily the travel path to or from school.

some measurements were calculated to the nearest street and not the door to door as supposed too.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Replay of protect our children event


Oif Simches

-Rosenberg- Werner wedding at Ateres Chana hall
-Pfeffer- Steinberg  wedding at Ne'emas hachaim hall

-Vort- Chosson yankel Goldberg would like to invite you to his vort at 9 independence ct. Tonight at 7:30
-Vort- Tzvi Ahron Cohn's vort was earlier  today in Chesterfield, 33 Kathleen Dr, Lakewood.

Friday, September 9, 2016

ערב שבת פרשת שופטים Lakewood zmanim

          (מַה נָּאווּ עַל הֶהָרִים רַגלֵי מְבַשֵּׂר מַשְׁמִיעַ שָׁלוֹם מְבַשֵּׂר טוֹב מַשְׁמִיעַ יְשׁוּעָה  (מההפטרה
Friday, September 9, 2016 / ו' אלול תשע"ו
Candle lighting is 6:56
Shkiah is at 7:14
Heat advisory in effect for Ocean county shabbos day until 7 PM real feel temps will be at 105 Hazy Hot and humid conditions

BOGO Lakewood update

The following is a bogo ad in the Shopper
-Suspended the matching fund campaign
-Merging the Bogo tuition matching fund with the bogo loyalty programs
-Returned all funds that were given in the tuition matching program
-Currently in talks with Lakewood school administrators for future programs

Hamodia: New Organization Formed to Manage Lakewood Busing

LAKEWOOD -by Mordechei Wincorn for
 One month after an innovative piece of legislation that massively re-structured how busing for Lakewood’s private school community is administered became law, a new consortium to manage transportation for the town’s 125 mosdos, known as the Lakewood Student Transportation Authority (LSTA), is at the head of this daunting task. At its helm is Avraham Kraweic, who is leading the freshly inaugurated organization amid a feverish effort to arrange busing for tens of thousands of students as schools begin this week.

Hermine goes heatwave comes

The summer weather is back Forecast is calling for hot and very humid  weather today and over the weekend. Temps in the 90's Real feel in Ocean county is 100.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

"The Four towns" shabbos of chizuk

Shlomo Simcha Carpool Karaoyke around Lakewood

Oif Simchas Lakewood, Thursday Sept 8th

Yarchei Kalla at Shemen L'mincha 2 Milano Dr Lakewood hot Buffet tonight 8:20
-Hershkowitz-Fink wedding at Ne'emas hachaim hall
-Hamburger- Nojowitz wedding at Ateres Chana hall, Lakewood
-Moller- Halpern Wedding at Lake terrace hall, Lakewood, NJ

Moadim L' Simcha ordering deadline extended

 Yomim tovim are right around the corner for those who order for Yom Tov with Moadim L' Simcha the deadline to place an  order is this Sunday September 11th

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Oif Simches! Lakewood September 7, 2016

-Vort: Golombeck/Lubowsky vort will iy'H be Wednesday night Sept 7th at 7:30  R' Herzka's shul 270 Miller Rd, Lakewood, NJ

-Chasunah: Chosson Duvid Ortner to Kallah Polak bas R' Ari Lake Terrace 1690 Oak St. Lakewood. 
-Chasunah: Shlomo Levy wedding tonight in Ateres Chana hall  
-Chasunah Katz- Katz at Ne;emas hachaim hall Lakewood, NJ

 Video:At a chasunah in Lakewood this week

Tonight: Tackling the drug issue

Who is pushing it in Lakewood? we have to go after the pushers.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Shiva info

Shiva for R' Chaim Aryeh Gottlieb z"l  is at 245 Carey street bet Clifton Ave & Lexington Ave in Lakewood. Shachris 8:00 am Mincha 7:15 Maariv 8:15.

Reb Chaim Elozer Klein is sitting shiva for his mother in Boro Park at 1330 47th street Brooklyn, NY 
Shachris k"vasikin (6am) Mincha 6pm, Maariv 8:30 pm  732-363-0094

Continued tefillos for Rebbetzin Salomon, shetichyeh ‘Chayah’ Added to Name, surgery tomorrow morning

LAKEWOOD - “Chayah” has been added to the name of Rebbetzin Miriam Salomon, shetichyeh, the wife of Lakewood mashgiach Harav Mattisyahu Salomon, shlita, as a zechus for her refuah sheleimah The Rebbetzin has been hospitalized since last Motzei Shabbos, and underwent a lengthy operation on Sunday morning. Her condition has stabilized somewhat, but remains critical. Upon the instruction of the Mashgiach, the name was added on Tuesday. Klal Yisrael is asked to daven for a refuah sheleimah for Miram Chaya bas Sarah, b’soch sh’ar cholei Yisrael.

Oif Simchas Sep 6, Lakewood, NJ

Vort: Hachosson Yossi Berger (BP) to Hakallah Sara Baila Kass bas R' Nochum  tonight at 8:15 in Khal Chassidim Simcha Hall, Lakewood
Vort: Hachosson Chaim ben R' Tzvi Tevlowitz (Monsey) Kallah bas R Nisan Karfiol
Wedding: of Hachosson Zevie Rangott at fountain ballroom
Chasuna: Katz- Bernstein wedding at Lake Terrace hall
Chasunah: Geller- Ungarischer  wedding at Ne'ems Hachaim hall Lakewood, NJ

New sign at the home of Rav Chaim Kanievsky

School buses rolling in Lakewood

School buses are practicing dry runs around Lakewood ahead of tomorrows first day back for most schools. Some schools started already with parents carpooling or they have their own buses which spares them the headache of transportation. As the private school busing gets sorted out not all schools will have busing right away. Schools told parents to expect carpooling for two weeks after school starts. The following schools received their bus passes and will have busing, Lakewood cheder schools, Shaagas Aryeh, Bnos Devorah. Larger schools got first choice to bid on bus routes.

Lakewood Development Corp (LDC) meeting today

Lakewood Development Corp. (LDC) will hold a meeting today Tuesday, September 6, 4:30pm – 6:00pm at the Municipal Bldg. - Room C. Last few meetings were cancelled. Want to see how UEZ money is spent go check it out.

Another sneaky meeting

This was posted on the Lakewood township website. Executive session usually means the public is not invited.
"Please be advised that the Transportation Subcommittee of the Lakewood Township Master Plan Committee will be conducting an Executive Session meeting on September 6, 2016 at 3:00pm in Room 18 of the Lakewood Township Municipal Building."

Satmar Rebbe Rav Zalman at a sheva Brachos for the son of Lakewood Rosh yeshiva Rav Malkiel Kotler

Monday, September 5, 2016

Reb Mota Frank in Lakewood at Bardichiver kloiz

Reb Mota Frank @ the Berditchever Kloiz in Lakewood ahead of Rosh Hashanah.

Oif simchas Lakewood Sep 5th

Vort: Hachosson Dovid Pappard will be tonight at R' Henoch shachar shul Ohr Tuvia  969 east end ave.  7:30 pm.
Chasunah:Margulies- Ausch- Lake Terrace hall
Chasuna: Klugman- Tolowinski- Ateres Reva hall in Lakewood
Chasuna: Lerner- Tabak at Ne'emas Hachaim hall, Lakewood, NJ
Chasuna: Frank- Cohen at Ateres Chana hall, Lakewood
Chasuna: Neuhaus- Zucker Fountain ballrooom, at Lakewood Cheder

First time in Lakewood, mosdos will be combining bus routes

So much for the long held argument of schools not combining routes, in an interview with the  Lakewood Student Transportation Authority  director said,
 "For the first time in Lakewood, there are some schools that are combining their routes with other schools, a system that has proven effective in other large frum communities". Some schools have also shifted their schedules, allowing for early drop-off. Thanks to one school that did this, about 14-16 bus routes opened up for other schools.

 He explained as follows: Say that the average busing cost per child is about $600 annually. If the consortium receives $884 per mandated student, that leaves a surplus of $200+ per mandated student to be used for as many non-mandated students as possible.

So why, this year, is there a fee for courtesy students? Why $150?

Lakewood: Hachnosas sefer Torah in memory of Habachur Aaron Sofer Z''L

 A Hachnosas Sefer Torah will take place today in Lakewood by the Sofer family, L’iluy Nishmas  Habachur Aaron Sofer z’l, on his second yahrtzeit today ב אלול. Ksivas Osios from 2 – 6 pm at the Sofer Home, 119 5th Street in Lakewood, NJ. Procession at 6:30 pm to Bais Medrash Ohr Meir, 30 5th Street, in Lakewood, NJ, with dancing to follow.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

BOGO tuition fund statement: Will reopen campaign when have backing of Lakewood Rabbonim

We would like to thank all those that participated in this campaign, and those
that are considering to participate. Due to the many questions and concerns raised by members of the community, we are temporarily suspending this campaign .We are currently in talks with Rabbanim and Askanim in Lakewood, and are looking for the best way to go forward for the benefit of the community. 
All the payments that were made, are secure, and are under the direct control of Zacharia Waxler and Dayan Roth. Once we have the backing of the Rabbanim, we look forward to reopen the campaign. In the meantime, anyone that requests a refund, will be refunded promptly. Thank you very much for putting your trust in our program, and we look forward to helping the Lakewood community going forward.

Oif Simchas Lakewood September 4th 2016

-Vort of Hachoson Tulli (ben R' Duvid) Eckstein at Yeshivas Derech Chaim corner of 39th and 16th Brooklyn, NY
-Vort: Hachosson  Doniel Glatzer ben R' Yitzy to Hakallah Rivka Munk Vort will be TONIGHT at madison manor hall 401 Madison, Lakewood, from 7-10
-Vort: Hachoson Ami Notis (Monsey). Hakallah Michal Walin bas R' Yossi tonight from 6:00 pm- 9:oo pm at Westgate Simcha hall 100 Ropshitz, Lakewood entrance in back parking lot off Pressburg
Vort: Choson Henoch Lapidos to Kallah bas R' Zev Reifman Ateres yeshaya hall

Wedding: Schwartz -Ganz chasuna, fountain ballroom at Lakewood Cheder. 
Wedding: Teller- Grenman at Neeimas Hachaim hall
Wedding: Elchonon- Hirth at Lake Terrace hall Lakewood

Updated: BOGO Tuition relief for Lakewood families.

Update: FROM Mr. Waxler on, “I requested that the campaign be shut down and it has currently been suspended. All contributors will be refunded in full.
The site is currently not active at this time.
Update: This was posted on the website:
For all the peddlers of Lashon Harah:
All funds that are given today are under the direct control of Zecharia Waxler, Partner - Roth & Company, and Dayan Roth of Lakewood.  interviews head of BOGO HERE "Zvi explained that the fund is being overseen by Waxler together with Rav Chaim Mayer Roth, rov of the Sterling Forest-Nusach Sefard shul in Lakewood. Zvi says that he will be matching the funds that come in, up to a million dollars."

Yeshiva Orchos chaim Tells parents not to participate on the BOGO fund. Lakewood cheder tells parents they do not endorse this campaign and don't guarantee any credit until they receive the funds.
Donate HERE

Due to the overwhelming response we got so far from the Lakewood community, in order to give more families a chance for us to help them with their tuition payments, we are limiting the amount that we will match per family.

BD"E Reb Chaim Gottlieb Z''L

BD"E the levaya of Reb Chaim Gottlieb a father of 6 from Lakewood who didnt wake up this morning R''L will take place at BMG Carey street B'M at 6:00pm. He is the father of R' Akiva Yosef, R' Avrohom, R' Moshe ,and hachoson Yehoshua. He was a mispalel at the Avreichim minyan currently in the carey B''M. Kevurah is in Har Hazeisim
besuros Tovos.

Construction in Lkwd while you were out of town

Office building on New Hampshire by DPW

Kikar Shabbos twin building

Tefillos for Rebbetzin Solomon

Please be mispalel for Rebbetzin Solomon wife of the Lakewood mashgiach, Harav Mattisyahu shlita, she was rushed to the hospital undergoing emergency surgery. Name for tehillim Miriam bas Sarah. Reportedly, she is on serious critical condition.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Elul Zman begins in Lakewood

The shofar will sound tomorrow after davending and so will the kol Torah. Elul Zeman officially begins tonight in Bais medrash govoha  and many  yeshivos in Lakewood. The hustle and bustle is back as the quiet days of summer vacation are over.  It's back to school too for the children. Hurricane Hermine, school busing, won't hamper the excitement of the new school year. Hatzlocha and a gut chodesh to all.

Friday, September 2, 2016

$150 per child for courtesy busing, public school kids free busing

Lakewood parents of kids in private schools are going to pay $150 per child for non mandated courtesy busing. Public school children won't pay anything for courtesy busing and Lakewood township is paying $2 million toward their courtesy busing. The private consortium is short $1 Million. Lakewood tax payers voted in a referendum not to use tax dollars for courtesy busing.  The township should cover the shortfall for private schools too. Read latest update in APP

ערב שבת פרשת ראה שבת ראש חודש אלול

Zmanim for Lakewood, NJ  Friday, September 2, 2016 / כ"ט אב תשע"ו
Shabbos Rosh chodesh
Candle lighting 7:07
Shkiah 7:25

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Video: Kein Yirbu

After a caller to nj 101.5 stated that Orthodox Jews are having a lot of babies to overpopulate the World, Judi Franco decided to do the math to prove how crazy he is.

Oif Simches Lakewood Sep 1st

Photos and Video at the Kotler Baddouch Chasunah last night in Lakewood
Vort: Chosson Nadoff - Kallah Bas R' Ahron Elbogen at 506 2nd street 7:30 pm
Vort: Hachosson Yehuda Zev Kanarek ben Reb Shlomo Chaim, Kallah Bas R' Shimon Willner at 44 Chicanos Lakewood 5 pm
Chasuanah: David- Busel wedding, Fountain Ballrooom at Lakewood Cheder
Wedding: Karfiol- Blumenthal at Ateres Chana hall
Wedding: Speigelman- Grama (LA)
CHasunah: Kaufman wedding at Ateres Reva hall

NWS: Tropical storm watch issued to NJ counties

From the national Weather service station in mount Holly, NJ..TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FOR THE COASTAL WATERS OFF OF NEW

Lakewood weather report Hurrican Hermine

From Lakewood732 weatherman. It could batter NJ cost

Bussing woes ahead of new school year in Lakewood

The newly formed LSTA Lakewood  Student transportation authority will be in charge of all state mandated busing for Lakewood private schools. The school years begins this Monday and as it stands there probably will not be any busing the first few days of school. No info or bus routes have been sent to parents. In all likely-hood there wont be bussing for the beginning of next week. Additionally parents who are not eligible for Aid in lieu from the state for example if they live less then the threshold or within a half a mile they may have to pay and contribute for busing. The Township meanwhile is allocating funds that will pay for the courtesy busing portion of all public school kids in Lakewood.

עננו בעת רצון ער''ח אלול תפלת יום כפור קטן לייקוואוד

Mincha and Yom Kippur Koton minyanim in Lakewood Erev Rosh Chodesh Elul 5776

BMG 1:45 pm in Bais Shalom, Gestetner, Princeton
           6:25 pm BM Yoshon, Bais Shalom
1:30- Somerset walk and at 6:45
1:30- Lev Avos and again at 7:00 pm
1:30- Kol Aryeh and again at 7:00 pm
1:30- Hearthstone
1:40- Ohel Aron
1:45- BM of Westgate and 6:40
1:45- Lakewood commons in the Ezras Nashim 6:30 in the BM
1:45- Kol Shimshon
1:45- Stamford Meadows
1:45 -Zichron Pinchas
2:45- BM of Kelmwoods westgate and 6:25
6:30- Lakewood commons
6:30- Chateu sefard
6:25- BMG Yoshon, Bais Shalom
6:45- Sterling place Ashkenaz
6:45- Ohr Yechezkel
6:45- Ohr Tuvia
7:00- Khal Chasidim
Satmar 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 and on

Tasting event at GG