Monday, October 31, 2016

Oif Simchas Lakewood Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan 5777

-Wedding: Itzkowitz- Shain, daughter of R' Simcha Shain at Lake Terrace hall Chupa 7:30 Simchas Chosson v'Kalla 10:00 pm

-Wedding: Ebstein- Kreiser at neeimas Hachaim hall 7:30 pm Chupa

-Vort: Hachoson Yitzy Pick ben R' Yossi Pick to Kallah Bas R' Dovid Deutch tonight in the Westgate simcha Hall 100 Ropshitz Ct.  7:30 - 10:30

Tonight: Lakewood Zoning Board Meeting

Lakewood Township Zoning Board Meeting Mon, October 31, 7pm – 9pm Municipal building 
Agenda HERE  
Appeal # 3947 – Elad Gebus , Cherry Street & No. Oakland, R-10 zone.
requesting amended resolution to include 35% lot coverage where 30% is required.
Appeal # 3988 – Elyon Capital LLC, 110 E. Harvard Street, Block 227 Lot 3.01 R-10 zone. Single family home with variances. Requested.

Zika Virus Update from Dr. Shanik Pediatric affiliates Lakewood, NJ

Zika update as of October 19, 2016:
-Do not travel to Miami Dade county until Jan,15,2017
-All other areas of Florida are safe for travel for now

No woman of child bearing age and or their husband should travel to Miami Dade county, Florida until January 15, 2017 due to the possibility of contracting the Zika Virus. Also, anyone that travels to that area can bring the virus back and cause further spreading  to others locally. If someone is bitten by a mosquito with Zika Virus there and then is bitten by a mosquito here when they return, that mosquito here will now have the virus and will spread it to anyone else it bites. All other areas of Florida are safe for travel for now. This is all subject to change and will be updated as we learn more.
-Dr Shanik & Dr. Haimowitz

Video: Why you should vote NO on ballot question 2. Re: Gas Tax

NJ101.5 When NJ voters go to the polls on Nov. 8, you’ll be asked to vote on two ballot questions. For ballot question No. 2, you need to vote #VoteNoOnTwo.  I’ve said it on air many times: I’m strongly opposed to the gas tax and if you are, too, you need to vote no on ballot question 2. It’s a scam and it has to be stopped!
They told us question 2 was about putting the gas tax funds in a lockbox and used only for transportation projects. It’s not.
Why should you vote “no” one question 2? It would force the legislature to revisit the entire package.

Photos: All in a day

 Earlier in the day the weather was in the upper 70's and residents were out and about boating and relaxing at the shores of Lake Carasaljo. In the evening a rain storm caused a blackout in some areas. 
PHOTOS: Chaveirim members working hand in hand with Lakewood PD & Office Of Emergency Management during last nights blackout. More pics HERE

Yesterday at Lakewood Lake Carasaljo

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Yussi's Grill in Westgate closing for renovations will reopen with something new.

Yussi's Grill in Westgate Plaza, Lakewood is closing this Wednesday, but something cooler is coming in 2 weeks. Stay tuned. 

Updated: Power outages in Lakewood

JCP&L Power restored at RT 9 GG area.
14th street area near W. County Line
Customers Affected: 1-20
Estimated Restoration: Today at 10:00 PM

West Kennedy Near GG Plaza
Customers Affected: 1-20
Estimated Restoration: Tomorrow at 12:30 AM

Howell/ Lakewood border Brookhill area
Customers Affected: 501-1500
Estimated Restoration: Today at 10:00 PM

Ridge/ Joe Parker area
Customers Affected: 1-20
Estimated Restoration: Today at 10:30 PM

Oif Simchas, Lkwd 10/30/16

-Vort: Hachoson Meir Unger to Kallah Bas R' Nechemia Hertzog at khal sheires Ades yisroel Lakewood NJ
-Vort: Chosson Yitzy Dick ben R' Shlomo to Kallah bas R' Dovid Abraham at Lakewood Commons Simcha hall 7:30- 10:30 pm
-Wedding Cohen- Sander wedding at Ateres Chana Lakewood
-Wedding: Kaufman- Kohn Chasunah at Ateres Reva hall, Lakewood
-Wedding: Zafranai- Einei At Neeimas Hachaim hall, Lakewood

Lakewood Links

A more detailed discussion on the Takeback Lakewood movement HERE on Dans Deals Forums. 

Lakewood jobs postings on Twitter. Looking forward to helping the Lakewood, NJ community with jobs, one job at a time! have a job offer? post it HERE .

-Cops to enforce carpool rule on Staten Island expressway HOV lane. State troopers will patrol the HOV lane, ticketing violators and discouraging any vehicle without three passengers from entering the lane in the first place

Gas tax going into effect Tuesday fill up one last time.

The Great big Challa bake coming to Lakewood

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Will the Lakewood Vaad issue a presidential endorsement this election?

Local elections aside (Twsp,BOE), The Lakewood Vaad will issue its endorsements of candidates next week prior to the elections. In previous presidential elections the vaad endorsed presidential candidates in 2004 the vaad endorsed George W. Bush, (43) writing in the Vaad election letter "in consideration for his outstanding positions on family issues, domestic security and of significant consequences for Acheinu B'nai Yisroel in Eretz Yisroel." 
This presidential election, both candidates have Lakewood connections. Donald Trump, for one, appointed noted philanthropist and republican activist Dr. Richard Roberts of Lakewood as one of his Israel advisory committee. Additionaly Donald's son in laws's family, the Kushners' are donors to Lakewood institutions. 
Mrs. Clinton was in Lakewood 10 years ago for a fundraiser and was also involved in securing grants to benefit Lakewood social services. Most of Lakewood usually votes republican and will decide on their own who to vote for but it would be interesting to see what the vaad will do.

Why I Moved to Jackson: An Open Letter from Your New Neighbor

Letter published in JTown magazine. HERE

Frum Jackson resident pens letter explaining why he likes a more rural setting near the big city  "I admit that we may dress a little differently and have some different customs, but we are all Americans. I welcome and love it when a neighbor stops me and asks about some of the things we may do, and we learn about each others customs and ways".

Friday, October 28, 2016

Zmanim Lakewood ערב שבת פרשת בראשית שבת מברכים חודש מרחשוון

Friday, October 28, 2016 / כ"ו תשרי תשע"ז Lakewood, NJ
Candle lighting 5:40 pm   Partly Cloudy skies high of 66 low of 56
Shkiah 5:58 pm 
(Molad Monday 3:24 am + 5 Chalokim)

Rosh Chodesh is Tuesday and Wednesday
-Mazel tov to all Chasanim Breishis/Torah
-Pirchei Groups starting in some areas of Lakewood/ Jackson
-Stamford Meadows shul will be selling the Zchusim for the upkeep of the Shul (coffee, milk, Ner Lamoer) this Shabbos before Krias Hatorah.

כח מעשיו הגיד לעמו לתת להם נחלת גויים: כל הארץ של הקב״ה היא; ברצונו נתנה להם - ברצונו נטלה מהם ונתנה לנו״. שבת שלום, שבת של התחלות מרגשות.

Not much Flanken for Cholent in local stores

If you went shopping looking for Flanken to put in your cholent most store shelves in Lakewood were empty. Besides that there is a supposed shortage, there was no time to shecht due to the Yom Tov schedule. It takes about 2-3 weeks for the kosher shlachthoizen  to restock. There is also no Liver. 

Video: Lakewood Residents fed up with traffic, come out swinging at Township commitee

19:40 Resident asks to stop zoning infrastructure without a grid system
15:20 traffic bumper to bumper why are we still pushing high density at masterplan meetings?
24:26 Township will recoup all the money it laid out for the Oak street Core
29:40 Resident proposes traffic fixes around town
35:01 only a moratorium on all bldng will help not widening route 9 
48:08 Major conflicts of interest- members on masterplan committees are agents lawyers and expediters on behalf of developers
Video: Courtesy of First Amendment Activist you tube channel

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Video: Planning board Lakewood 10/26/2016

The board president announced that pursuant to directions that they've received from the Township Committee, they will be a lot tougher now on approving variances and they would prefer that applications reduce density and come with no variances.
First Amendment Activist youtube channel 

Oif Simches Lakewood Oct 27 2016

-Wedding: Klein Ansbacher at Ateres Chana hall
-Wedding: Kanarek Kipper at Neemas Hachaim hall, Lakewood

-vort of Chosson Elisha Bernstein & Kallah Rikki Serebrowski will be tonight in Willow Court shul, 1445 14th St., Lakewood, from 7-10pm.

-Vort Chosson Yitzy Dick ben R' Shlomo to Kallah bas r' Dovid Abraham at Lakewood Commons Simcha hall 7:30- 10:30 pm

-Vort Chosson ben R' Basch (lkwd Cheder) at R' Forsheimer's shul

Tonight: Lakewood township commitee meeting

4 more streets to be vacated. Meeting tonight 7:30- 8:30, Agenda HERE
1. Resolution Of The Township of Lakewood, County of Ocean, State of New Jersey,
Designating Lakeland Bank As A Depository For The Township of Lakewood And
The Lakewood Development Corporation For The Year 2016

No more shlepping to NY to buy a Hat

Coat room/Photo: Courtesy NYT
Its not only the NY supermarkets that have cone to town but now the Hat stores  are coming to Lakewood too. The days of schlepping to the city or Brooklyn to buy a Hat are over, with 4 new hat stores recently opened in Lakewood. In addition to the local hat stores, these new stores bring more service, selection and variety (colors) to Lakewood. If prices will come down, that remains to be seen. Current stores are:

-Kova hats is located in Grand central plaza at Cedarbridge. 
-ThatHat  130 1st street near Lexington
-Borsalino hats at Seagull square
-Ferster Hats coming back soon.
-Hatcraft of Lakewood has moved to Gourmet Glatt plaza 
-The Hat box is at Countyline and Squankum

Lakewood school District spends more tax money, goes over budget, asks voters to give them even more

The Lakewood township School district borrowed $6 million from the state  for a shortfall in the budget. At the same time the district cut courtesy busing and purchased or leased 50 buses and counting for its mandated routes at above market value. Now the district is asking voters in a ballot question for an additional million per year for the next few years to repay the loan. The district and BOE have no right to tax more then the cap of 2%. When you go over budget you have to make cuts there is no right to spend money you dont have. The district just paid its last installment for the buses at a price of f $811,259.90 for the lease of another 10 buses. From the minutes of the previous BOE meeting.
 Approval for municipal leasing consultants to pay H. A. Dehart & son for the purchase and receipt of 10 School Buses in the amount of $811,259.90 in accordance with the Lease Agreement. This is the third and final payment.
Additionally, the district spent hundreds of thousands on purchases above market value all under the approval of state appointed monitors who are not representing the tax payers. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Sukkos roundup Lakewood, NJ 5777

Photos, Videos, Sukkos in Lakewood
Photos:BMG- Hoshanos, Simchas Bais Hashoeva HERE
Video: Simchas Bais Hashoeva at Lutzk shul HERE
Video: Yartzheit of Rav Nachman at Breslov Lakewood HERE

Tehillim request

Tefillos are being said for Rav Yitzchok Dershowitz of Lakewood, NJ, who sustained serious injuries upon falling on Simchas Torah and is now in a coma. He is in need of rachamei Shomayim. Signs have been hung at Beth Medrash Govoha urging the talmidim of the yeshiva to daven for Rav Yitzchok’s refuah, Refoel Yitzchok Mordechai ben Chana . read more at

Oif Simchas Lakewood Isru Chag Sukkos 5777

-Chasuna: Shlomo Weisenfelds chasuna is tonight in Ateres Chana hall at  Bais Faiga Chupa at 6:45.
- Wedding of Avi Zern and Naomi Hersh -Vort of Avrohom Shmuel Gaz to Rothschild from Lakewood will be TONIGHT at R' Forscheimers Shul- 418 5th st. LKWD, after 7pm.

Lakewood planing board meeting tonight

Lakewood township planning board hearing 6-8 pm at the municipal bldng
Agenda HERE and below Takeback Lakewood post HERE

1. Resolution of Appointment – Oak Street Core Residential Dev Subcommittee
2. SD 1410V – Resolution Vacating Approval

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Hoshana Rabba/ Shmini Atzeres/ Simchas Torah Lakewood, NJ

Leli Hoshana Rabba Motzei Shabbos הושענא רבה
-Aravos, Hoshanos available at BMG Sukka 7th street and other shuls around Lakewood
-Mishna Torah משנה תורה Barditchev Kloiz 9:30
-Roberts shul HOSHANA RABA ALL NIGHT LEARNING Refreshments
 SHACHRIS NETZ 6:37(7:17)& 8:30
-KZY (R' Gissinger) Shiur from Rav Nosson Stein 10:00 pm followed by seder 
-Mishna Torah 9:00 pm R' Perl Bais Shmuel
- Bais Mordechai Mishna Torah 10:00, followed by meleva malka/Simcha's Bais hashoeva. Tehillim by chatzos. Shachris 8:00 AM.
Shmini Atzeres- Hadlokas Neiros 5:47 Shkiah 6:05

Simchas Torah
BMG Hakafos will be in Bais Aron

Motzei Simchas Torah Tuesday night Hakafos shniyos with music at Pine River Village shul 36 Goldcrest Minhag Adot Hamizrach 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Shabbos Chol HaMoed Friday 19 Tishrei 5777/October 21, 2016, Lakewood Zmanim

Friday, rain most of the day.
Candle lighting 5:49
Shkiah 6:07
Weather for Shabbos chol Hamoed:
Windy. Cloudy skies will become partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 53F. Winds WNW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Chol Hamoed Sukkos Lakewood, NJ 5777

Friday Oct 21st Third day Chol Hamoed

-Planetarium presentation- in Bais Sholom parking lot 9th and Clifton at 12:15 in a new supersized dome for Men and boys only $12 adults $10 boys call 848-223-2366 for early discounts
Chol Hamania_ Uncle Moishy and Twins from France at Tiferes simcha hall, Lakewood, 613 Oak street $18 and $25
Chuk E. Chesse's Chai Life line fundraiser 56 Chambers Bridge Road
Brick, NJ 08723

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Simchas Bais Hashoeva Lakewood 5777

Thursday night:
-Bais Medrash Govoha at Bais Aaron campus 10th and Madison 9:00 pm
-Roberts shul KNA 8:00 pm (carnival thurs 11:30-5:00 at Lakewoood cheder)
-Stolin BM 153 East 7th After 8:30 Maariv
-BM Albert Thursday night at 8:45 in the Sukkah (Maariv 8:30).
-Chateau Sefard 8:00 pm 
-Somerset Walk 8:30 @Rav's succah 84 Ponderosa 
-Chesterfield commons 9:00 pm 
Rav Friedman at his home 1464 Fernwood 
Rav Oelbaum at his home 8 forest park Circle
-Spruce Shul At Rov's house 1301 Lexington 9:30
-Ohr Mattisyohu-  8:00 at 4 Grandview Drive off Joe Parker Food Wine Music.
-Bobov Lakewood 21 N. Apple at 8:00 pm tonight
-Ohr Gedalaya In the sukkah @1180 Coughlin from 8:oo -11:00

(Lutzk B"M with Shimmy Engel)

Simchas Bais Hashoeva Lakewood 5777

list in comment section
Motzei Tom Tov: Tuesday night
Ohr Yechezkel  Ridge in Sukkah 9:45
BM kelmwood (Westgate) 9:00 pm

Wednesday night:
-Stolin B"M 153 East 7th After 8:30 Maariv
-Breslev B"M at 426 6th street
-Lutzk 7:00 pm in the shul sukkah
-Chabad Tonight!Please join us for a Farbrengin/Beis Hoshoeiva. Enjoy hartziga niggunim topped with beautiful and profound insights on Sukkos from the Rov.10:00 in our spacious Sukkah (Central Ave across Hollywood)
-Reb Leima Wilhelm Shlita at succah 408 8th street 9:45 pm
-B"M of Westgate 7:45 pm in the shul

Thursday night:
-Bais Medrash Govoha at Bais Aaron campus 10th and Madison 9:00 pm
-Roberts shul KNA 8:00 pm (carnival thurs 11:30-5:00 at Lakewoood cheder)
-Stolin BM 153 East 7th After 8:30 Maariv
-BM Albert Thursday night at 8:45 in the Sukka (Maariv 8:30).
(Lutzk B"M with Shimmy Engel)

Erev Sukkos 5777 Zmanim Lakewood, NJ ערב סוכות

               ופרוש עלינו סוכת שלומך

Sunday, October 16, 2016 / י"ד תשרי תשע"ז
Candle lighting 5:56
Shkiah 6:14

Photos  HERE of Erev Sukkos at the Daled minim shuk
Gorgeous weather through the entire week no rain in the forecast until Thursday. High of 80 degrees for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Extraordinary hot weather first days of Sukkos in Lakewood area

Forget the shlock  for now its mid October but the expected weather over Yom tov in Lakewood is more like end of August. Gorgeous weather through the entire week no rain in the forecast until Thursday morning. High in the low 80's for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday and Friday may see some morning showers with temps dropping into the low 60's. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Kosher ground beef at Costco is Non Glatt

Costco has introduced a new line of chopped meat in the kosher section that is under Triangle K but not Glatt.
The CRC issued a statement-

"Costco has introduced a new line of meat from Tomer Kosher Foods which is certified by Triangle K and Rabbi Elimelech Lebowitz. Please note that this meat is non-glatt." 
The Heimish looking label with hebrew letters is confusing with symbols of other trusted hashgachos.

Motzei shabbos erev sukkos- Lakewood

Daled minim shuk in BMG open tonight poskim on hand to check

Photos of Shuk day 2 HERE on

stores open tonight motzei shabbos Oct 15
Seasons open 9:00 pm- 1:00am
NPGS open 8:30- 1:00am
Gourmet Glatt open 9:00pm- 12:00 am
Kosher Village 9:00 pm- 1:00 am
Judaica plaza open till midnight
Hosiery plus open till 11:00pm
Center of town 9: -midnight
Aisle 9- open till 1:00 am
Farm Fresh open 24 hrs
Kosher West open

Friday, October 14, 2016

Video: Stop shlepping your Sukkah

Call 732-806-1015 Order your Sukkah bag

Zmanim Lakewood ,NJ Shabbos Haazinu ערב שבת פרשת האזינו

Friday, October 14, 2016 / י"ב תשרי תשע"ז
Candle lighting 5:59
Shkiah 6:17
Weather cold Friday night 65 shabbos day, no rain in forecast throughout week until next shabbos chol Hamoed

Video: Rav Elyashiv ZT''L discussing Halachos of Gittin written in Lakewood

In the video approx 6 years ago, Lakewood dayanim Rav Eliyahu Levin and Rav Yisrael Knopfler pose a question to Rav Yosef Shalom Elyashiv ztl at his home in Yerushalayim. At that time there was no Bais Din Kavua and the dayanim wanted to start writing Gittin in Lakewood, most gittin were written than in nearby Deal,NJ since its located on the Atlantic ocean. They discuss what is the correct way to write a get in Lakewood since there is more than one body of water and the drinking water comes mostly from wells. Halacha stipulates when A Get is written in a  city it must have a body of water in it, as the text of a Get specifies the city "which is located on the river and situated near wells of water".

Video: Courtesy of First Amendment Activist.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Daled Minim shuk at BMG sukkos 5777

PHOTOS day 1 at the BMG  Shuk click HERE
That atmosphere of erev sukkos is palpable at the annual arba minim shuk by the Lakewood Yeshiva. The shuk is at Beth Medrash Govoha 7th street campus off Forest avenue. Many vendors selling all your sukkos needs from the daled minim to sukka decorations, Gedolim photos and other tzorchei yom tov. Local poskim and Rabbonim are on hand inside yeshiva to pasken all your lulav and esrog shaalosthey will be there all day tonight they are there till 12:45 and tomorrow Friday from 10:00 am- 3:00 pm. It will be open again Motzei shabbos and erev Sukkos.

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found in Toms River Across from Yeshiva Bochurim were shocked to find anti-Semitic graffiti near their yeshiva in Toms River, NJ. The bochurim are talmidim of Bais Medrash Zichron Meir, which is led by its rosh yeshiva, Rav Velvel Mintz. The yeshiva is located on the outskirts of Lakewood, near the border of Toms River. The bochurim found swastikas scrawled on a drain pipe on Vermont Avenue, across the street from the yeshiva. The graffiti was first brought to the attention of, which passed the information on to law enforcement.

Yapchik tasting at Gourmet Glatt Lakewood

The first retail Yapchik is being produced and launched by MealMart, and there will be a demo today Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Gourmet Glatt of Lakewood from 6:00-10:00 PM hosted by Kosher Guru. 

Evergreen kosher to open soon in Lakewood

Construction is almost done at Evergreen plaza on rt 9 south in Lakewood, bringing another quality supermarket to town. Evergreen currently has its flagship store in Monsey, NY. this will be the 3rd major kosher supermarket to open in Lakewood this year. The store is expected to open some time after Yom Tov. While these stores have great prices on Sale items, overall food prices have not gone down much across Lakewood.

Lakewood BOE meeting tonight more spending

Agenda HERE

Dr. Shanik: No nasal spray vaccine for Flu per CDC recommendation

Pediatric affiliates of Lakewood will not issue the FluMist spray this year. The CDC recommended for this year to avoid using the nasal spray version of the flu annual vaccine. The CDC has recommended annual flu shots for everyone ages 6 months and older for the past six years. During the 2014-2015 season, federal health officials had recommended the nasal spray vaccine for young children. But an expert panel on vaccines said in June that the nasal spray, FluMist, used by millions, failed to protect children last year for the third year in a row and should not be used this coming flu season.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Zmanim for Lakewood, NJ Erev Yom Kippur 5777/ 2016

שנה טובה, גמר חתימה טובה, חג שמח וצום קל – שיתקבלו תפילותיכם לרצון לפני אדון כל.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 / ט' תשרי תשע"ז ערב יום כיפור
*Yizkor * Hadlokas neiros/ candle lighting 6:04
Yizkor-  approximate times
11:15 Chateau Ashkenaz ‏
11:25 Chesterfield Commons
11:30 Coventry Shul
12:15 stamford meadows
1:30 Bobov Lakewood

Shkia/ Sunset 6:22- fast begins

fast is over Oct 12  7:33 (72 minutes)
Weather- 66° /49°F Clouds giving way to some sun

פנה לעלבון מקום עוון להשים. צחן הסר וגם תבשר לבך חוסים  - סלחתי. קולי שמע וראה דמע עיני
(ריב ריבי שעה ניבי והשיבני - סלחתי. (פיוט לליל כיפור

Erev Yom Kippur Lkwd info

-Chatzos 12:43 pm
Grocery Stores schedule for Erev Yom Kippur, Lakewood
Gourmet Glatt open 7 am- 2pm
NPGS open 7 am- 3 pm All stores
Seasons 6 am- 2 pm
Kosher Village 7-4
Kosher West 7:30-3
Food Ex 8-

Time Release capsule Tylenol, Advil, Aspirin & Caffeine Pills for Yom Kippur.

Please call 732-370-3602 12th & Princeton area or try Food ex

Laws of fasting on Yom Kippur for expectant women

Monday, October 10, 2016

NWS: Frost advisory for Ocean county, NJ

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ has issued a frost advisory which will be in effect from 2-9 am Tuesday morning. Temps will be in the mid 30's.

Video: Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act NJ State appropriations committee

0:00 – chairman speaks against those opposing the bill 
3:00- Heavily disabled individual against the bill
6:35 - Heavily disabled individual speaks against the bill via device
11:34 - Heavily disabled individual speaks against the bill via device
32:00 – Dr speaks against
40:58 – Bishop speaks against
59:50 – Orthodox Jew speaks. 
1:03:07- At the end calls all voting for – stalin and Hitler. Causes an uproar. 
1:07:20 – Orthodox Jew from NJ speaks. 
1:08:55 – Rabbi Knofler – אב בית דין of Lakewood Beis Din.

No room in shul, no seats for children

With all the talk about slowing growth and building, one area that needs more building is shuls. Over the Yomim Noraim shuls in various Lakewood developments were filled to capacity many did not have seating for children in some cases age limits were set. As the families grow shuls have to expand to accommodate the natural growth of their members. With all the talk about density, we must not let it get to a point that we oppose shuls, schools and much needed facilities for the community.

Video: Aseres Yemei Teshuva Vaad from DR. Meir Wikler in Lakewood

Lessons from Hilchos Teshuvah and Vedoy that should be applied to our personal relationships as well. Vaad was given in the Sterling Forest Beis Medrash 144 Hadassah Lane Lakewood, N.J. 

Masa Umatan Rental list -Oct 7

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

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Take back Lakewood movement launches ad campaign, Website

The Take Back Lakewood movement dedicated to stop the density and slow the growth, has revved it up a notch with launching a website and a ad campaign with signs and posters hanging across Lakewood shuls and yeshivos. The new website is now live its purpose is to slow the growth in town so we dont end up gridlocked and that residents should have a better quality of life. The message is, get involved come down to the meetings and tell the officials you dont want anymore approvals.
 From the site:
 This movement belongs to all of the residents of Lakewood - reclaiming our town from the few who are making our quality of life go down as traffic and density get worse and worse.
Take Back Lakewood was started with the purpose of stopping the high density growth that is plaguing Lakewood now. We have a wonderful town and there are many homes available for sale in Lakewood and all of the neighboring towns." 
The website features current information regarding Lakewood township commitee meetings, planing and zoning board meeting schedules and agendas, informing the public ahead of time of what is going for approvals.

Divrei Hisoirorus B'inyanai D'iyoma Lakewood

Harav Shimon Alster speaking at 8:45 in Pine River village simcha hall
Harv Elya Kanarek speaking at 9:00 pm for peekskill alumni at 617 5th street
Harav Chaim Mendel Brodsky will be speaking at Stolin B"M 9:00pm
Viyalepol- Divrei chizuk from the Ruv shlita @ 8:15. 1142 East County Line Road
Rabbi Yechiel Spero speaking for women at Ateres Reva hall 8:45 $15 admission

LSTA pushing to use BOE buses that are sitting empty

The LSTA who is responsible for all non public mandated busing is still short on routes for 7000 students both mandated and non mandated. There is a  shortage of buses and drivers which only make matters worse. The BOE purchased school buses HERE at double the market price with tax payer money approved by the state monitor. The BOE buses are only picking up mandated routes of the public school students which makes their rund take longer and kids are getting to public school 40 minutes to an hour late. Lakewood attorney Michael Inzelbuch is now preparing a lawsuit against those running the Lakewood school district demanding answers to why hundreds of mandated public school kids and thousands of mandated non public kids still do not have busing. 
The other big question at hand is, why is the township paying for courtesy busing for only public school kids and not private school kids?

Local representatives who voted YES for the gas tax increase, will they use the money to fix rt 9?

These 4 republicans in the 30th district voted in favor of the NJ gas tax increase.
Robert Singer, R-Ocean. Joseph Kyrillos, R-Monmouth 
Sean Kean, R-Monmouth; Declan O’Scanlon, R-Monmouth David Rible, R-Monmouth.

Will Lakewood township enforce noise ordnance for future concerts at the stadium?

A report in the shopper claims the concert were canceled for the quality of life of nearby residents. The township manager issued a letter stating the event was called off due to concerns of hurricane Matthew. The previous concert was heard as far as 2 miles from the stadium and it wasn't till the 3rd day that authorities enforced a noise ordnance.

צרכי עמך מרובים

With  yom tov approaching there are families who are struggling to make ends meet. Its time to help out the many yechidim who have no where to turn and are too embarrassed to ask. The sky rocketing tax hikes is only making matters worse, add the new gas tax expense, and those who have no busing losing pay at work for coming late. Its time to focus all our tzedakas on עניי עירך. Many of these families are not known to the Gaboei tzadaka and are on nobody's list. If you think of a neighbor a relative or friend that  are struggling or have been laid off recently, try to help them out in a bakovodiker way. Adopt your neighbor, adopt your friend, adopt your brother. Donate to local Lakewood Tzedakos below:

Lakewood news briefs

-All day learning program today Yarchei Kallah at Ateres Yeshaya B''M entire Lakewood community invited to join.

-Bikur Cholim raffle winner Prize #1 - Succos Raffle Ticket  R' Mendel Nojovitz

-Shiva info-  R' Kalman Janowsky is sitting shiva for his mother a''h till Sunday morning after 7 am shachris  at 38 south bell ave-in R' Treffs campus. Will be in Miami rest of shiva.

-2 incidents this past Friday in Lakewood of black driver in pickup truck luring kids into vehicle with candy.

-Chestnut Esrogim last day to order Arbah minim place order HERE

-Rabbi Yechiel Spero an evening of inspiration for women tonight Oct 9 8:45 at Ateres Reva hall 500 Summer Ave, Lakewood $15 admission A project of ladies auxillry of yeshiva shaagas Aryeh

What do you do if your condo won't let you build a temporary sukkah in Lakewood NJ?

By: Shimmy Blum

A nightmare for one Orthodox Jewish homeowner turned into a groundbreaking achievement on behalf of observant Jews nationwide. 
The homeowner in a New Jersey adult community was one of its lone Orthodox residents. He looked ahead with trepidation to his first Sukkos in the community. The community's by-laws banned any structures from being built outside the homes, and that would include a sukkah. His application to the condominium board's Architectural Review Committee to permit a sukkah was denied.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Animal rights activists Protesting in Lakewood today

They plan to be back again tomorrow from 1 to 5 pm  tomorrows location at 1328 RIVER AVE Seagull square shopping plaza nearOne of the Kaparos centers, they will park in burger king parking lot
Photos: Susan Marie Kearney

Friday, October 7, 2016

Zmanim Lakewood Shabbos Shuva ערב שבת פרשת וילך

Friday, October 7, 2016 / ה' תשרי תשע"ז
Candle lighting 6:10
Shkiah 6:28
B''M Albert- Droshas Shabbos Shuva tomorrow at 5:00 from Rav Kalman Redisch Shlita Rov B'Khal Ahavas Chessed, Manhattan.

Video: Lakewood Mayor Miller "we're at capacity no more rezoning this year"

24:40 Mayor Miller says no more rezoning this year we're at capacity
Mayor Miller starts explaining the fine print in resolutions and ordinances
20:35 Resident asks township to replace members of the Zoning boards, Traffic unbearable
Rachel court changed to Trudy lane
35:10 Deputy Mayor Ackerman discusses traffic in Lakewood hopes to have a comprehensive study and public ideas on how to fix it.
38:10 Commiteeman Mike Delia talks about slowing down construction
Video courtesy of First Amendment Activist

Tehillim - Lkwd mother undergoing Liver transplant

 Please daven for Chaya Dina Chaviva bas Shoshana חי-ה דינה חביבה בת שושנה who is undergoing a liver transplant surgery. Besuros Tovos, Refuah Shleima.

Bob Singer to vote Yes on NJ Gas tax hike

State senator Bob Singer is said to vote Yes in favor of raising the NJ gas tax by an additional 23 cents per gallon. HIs vote and that of 3 other republicans is enough to pass the bill. Call his office ASAP and tell him to vote NO. The bussing bill is no excuse to choke us with this highway robbery. 
Senator Bob Singer – 732-987-5669

Putting up sukkah weather forecast Lakewood, NJ

Friday Oct 7- Lots of sunshine. High around 70F.
Sunday: Oct 9- Showers in the morning with some clearing at noon.High 63F
Monday: Oct 10- A mainly sunny sky. High 61F. 
Tuesday Oct 11- Erev Yom Kippur: Mostly sunny skies. High 61F.
Wednesday: night Oct 12- Motzei YK Mainly cloudy. Low 54F.
Thursday: Oct 13 Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy 
Friday: Oct 14- Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 64F. 
Sunday: Oct 16 Erev sukkos Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 64F. 
Sukkos- Rain in the forecast Tues, Wed, Thurs.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Group plans Kaporos protest in Lakewood

NJ animal rights activists plan to protest against Kaporos in Lakewood, NJ. Oct 8th and 9th 1 pm to 5pm. Corner of Rt 9 and County Line Rd in Lakewood.  "PROTEST WILL BE HELD FOR TWO DAYS, OCT 8TH 1 to 5PM and OCT 9TH, 1 TO 5PM. WE WILL MEET ON THE CORNER OF COUNTY LINE RD AND RT 9. FOR THOSE USING A GPS THE ADDRESS IS 1700 MADISON AVE. LAKEWOOD,NJ. (PAYLESS SHOE STORE)"

Tonight: Lakewood township commitee meeting

Township tacks on new odnances to the agenda scroll down below
Thu, October 6, 7:30pm – 8:30pm Municipal Building - Auditorium
On the Agenda
-Changing name of a street to Trudy Lane.. Which street???
-Adding new member to the zoning board
-Agreement with the Lakewood BOE (Is it to pay for courtesy busing of public school kids only?)
-Funding for LDC/ LCSC business to business seminars with UEZ funds
-More street vacating
-Request for additional bus stops from NJ Transit

1. Resolution Of The Township Of Lakewood, County Of Ocean, State Of New
Jersey, Appointing Members To The Lakewood Township Municipal Utilities
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Lkwd briefs

A Lakewood invention the car solar fan

Sweeney backs out of NJ Gov race in favor of Phil Murphy who visited Lakewood last year HERE at SCHI.

Lakewood MUA board meeting 10:00 am- 11:00 am Agenda HERE

Photos: At the Torah Vodaas Lakewood reception

Another hate filled article with lies,baseless accusations, distortions and plain ignorance of the situation in Lakewood. 

Cops probe murder suicide

Lakewood: A town where every child can walk to school

Sounds too good to be true?? your right its not Lakewood, NJ but Lakewood, Ohio. You might not expect something revolutionary to come out of a Cleveland suburb, but this video by Streetfilms would say otherwise. Lakewood, OH is a "walking school district." The town has never, in its history, owned schoolbuses, so streets are designed to ensure that every child can walk or bike to school. Maybe that's not terribly revolutionary; after all, walking and biking to school used to be commonplace. But somewhere in the second half of the

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Lakewood township cancels Adventure in the park concert and festival

Cancelation Notice

Due to public safety concerns, the township of Lakewood New Jersey has officially cancelled Adventure In The Park 2016 as a result of the uncertainty of Hurricane Matthew's impact on the Jersey Shore this Friday October 7th through Sunday October 9th. We have spoken with town officials and it is in the communities best interest to prepare for what is approaching, due to previous historic hurricanes which have impacted the surrounding areas. Please be aware that this is solely for the safety of all adventurers and artists.

Update: Lakewood Planing board meeting cancelled for tonight

From the township website:

Updated: Lakewood Planing board meeting cancelled

Meeting cancelled due to lack of quorum
Wednesday October 5th 6-8 pm Lakewood planning board meeting Municipal hall 3rd street, Lakewood
1. Resolution of Appointment – Oak Street Core Residential Development Subcommittee

Tonight: Asifa for women in Lakewood

A Asifa for ladies will take place this evening in Lakewood Motzei Tzom Gedaliah Wednesday night discussing the issue of social media and the impact it has on our daily lives. 
Speakers Rav Mattisyahu Solomon shlita, Rav YItzchock Sorotzkin shlita and Rebbetzin Rena Tarshish who came is specialy from Eretz Yisrael. Event will take place at Neemas Hachaim hall 555 Oak street, doors open at 8:00 pm program will begin at 8:30 -10:15 sharp

Gas tax- procedural vote postponed to Friday nj residents sign petition

Sign Petition HERE against raising the Gas Tax in NJ.#NOGASTAX
Contact your local reps in the 30th district- Singer, Kean, Rible.
( Planned votes on measures to raise the gasoline tax 23 cents a gallon to raise money for road improvements and cut $1.4 billion in taxes were put off two days after proponents ran into a procedural hurdle in the state Senate on Wednesday. Senators said Wednesday the upper chamber was short the 30 votes necessary to force an emergency vote on the legislation. 

Senators announced they would now hold a vote on Friday. The Assembly can't vote until the Senate takes action. 
video nj 101.5

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Chestnut Esrogim open to the public

We are happy to announce that once again, the Shul will be selling ARBAH MINIM SETS (Esrogim, Lulavim, & Haddasim) pre-selected & individually inspected by the Rov שליט"א.
If you wish to help the Shul while taking advantage of this affordable convenience, without compromising on Hiddur Mitzva, please fill this form out ASAP so we can accommodate everyone in a timely manner.

Orders must be submitted no later than Sunday 10/9 at 9pm
Please make your selection in the form below. Pick-up will be on Thursday, Oct. 13th. 8:00-10:00 pm.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Zmanim Lakewood Erev Rosh Hashana of 5777

כתיבה וחתימה טובה‬‎
Sunday, October 2, 2016 / כ"ט אלול תשע"ו ערב ראש השנה
Chatzos 12:45 pm
Hadlokas Neiros candle lighting 6:18 pm
Shkia Sunset 6:36 pm
Weather Monday, First day Rosh Hashan high of 72 and clear
Tuesday, Second day Rosh Hashana Rain with a high of  66

                          תכלה שנה וקללותיה, תחל שנה וברכותיה 
                                    (13 מהפיוט "אחות קטנה" מאת רב אברהם חזן מגירונדי, ספרד, במאה ה-)                                

Waiting to put up your sukkah?

Its been raining over the last few days and the weather forecast for today Sunday Erev Rosh Hashana calls for more rain, However after R''H there is no rain until shabbos the forecast for Tzom Gedlaya and the following days temps will be in the mid to high 60's and clear.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Rosh Hashana info Lakewood

To Hear shofar blowing at Kimbal hospital in Lakewood call 732-364-3441 before YT or leave a message at the front desk. se below for list of tkias shofar for ladies

Main Mikva at 11th and Madison will have police directing traffic in the area

As in previous years on the first day of Rosh Hashana the men will recite Tashlich at Lakewood Avenue via 5th street and the ladies will say tashlich at 2nd Street and North Lake drive.

Photo: Rav Chaim Kanievsky at Hatoras Nedarim today

בית כנסת לדרמן בבני ברק

Shehechiyanu fruit at seasons and how to cut a Rimon

Watch video below

Group from Panama visits the Lakewood Mashgiach ahead of Yomim Noraim

 Lakewood mashgiach Rabbi Matisyahu Salomon with Rabbi David Perets and group from Panama they spent last week in Lakewood getting a spiritual boost during Elul preparing for the Yom Hadin

Selichos Erev Rosh Hashana Lakewood

Bais Medrash Latorah Goldblatts 10:30 pm 12:30 AM 6th and Madison
Stamford Meadows Selichos Motzei Shabbos - 12:50 am
Ohr Mattisyahu  Selichos Sunday Erev Rosh Hashana 7:45
BMG 6:30 am
Lev Avos 7:00 am
481 Oak Glen Road, Howell 8:00 am
Lutzk 7:45am
R' Gissinger  Selichos - 5:30, 7:30am
Chestnut 6:45, 7:45, 8:45

Rock Festival music schedule

The music at the First energy park concert in Lakewood can be heard loud and clear across Lakewood as far as 2 miles beyond the stadium. Children were kept up late Friday night as the music blared and continues to blare. Read report here on
Motzei shabbos it will play until 11:30 pm and than again tomorrow Erev Rosh Hashana the main stage will play from 2. pm until 1 1pm expect traffic tomorrow around the stadium.