Friday, March 31, 2017

Zmanim Lakewood ערב שבת פרשת ויקרא

Zmanim for Lakewood, NJ Friday, March 31, 2017 / ד' ניסן תשע"ז

Candle lighting- 7:02 PM 
Shkia- 7:20 pm
Weather shabbos day: High of  46° Precipitation 25%
Low clouds breaking for some sun and breezy

-@LakewoodActions -EGOZ, 411 Clifton Ave, is closing down today. Most inventory on sale. Open until 2 hours before Shabbos, and Motzei Shabbos 9:30-midnight
- Shloshim for Reb Yaakov Yitzchok Stern A''H this shabbos.
- Harav Nisan Kaplan Shlita will give a Shiur at Lutzk BM on Hilchos Pesach 6:15    shabbos day. 
-Rabbi Gissinger Shlita will be speaking to the ladies on Hilchos Pesach this    Shabbos afternoon at 5:15 in Shul Ezras Noshim.
-Talmidei Philadelphia Yeshiva will gather for shalosh seudos At kehunas Yoel 17  Jule court,Lakewood for yartzheit of R'Y Reb  Elya Svei zt'l Mincha 6 pm
-Early Shabbos HaGadol drasha in some shuls

WSJ: Reports on Lakewood school budget, blames busing of private schools

 The Wall Street journal reports on the Lakewood school district budget shortfall, and who else to blame it on, but the busing of Private school students. Its always a good story to show a picture of a  Orthodox student with a school bus in the background. The WSJ fails to mention the LSTA which was created by the state of NJ to provide mandated busing for private school students. Nothing to do with the BOE. Second, the report says "The board chose to provide free transportation to private-school students, even when they aren’t required by law to get busing because they study near home." That statement is not true, facts are the only ones getting free transportation are the non mandated public school students. What more can you expect from the clueless mainstream media.

 By LESLIE BRODY March 30, 2017 7:14 p.m. ET
LAKEWOOD, N.J.—A superintendent’s warnings that the proposed budget for 2017-18 would decimate public schools has caused an uproar in a town that has seen a rapid influx of Orthodox Jewish families sending children to private religious schools.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Oif Simchas/events Lakewood 3/30/17

-Wedding: Luria- Samel at Nee'mas Hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Mizrahi- Azoolay Ateres Reva
-Wedding: Friedman- Durst Ateres CHana  hall Bais Faiga


There is an asifa TONIGHT, Thursday night, for Hadracha In Shidduchim at R' Leifers shul (Monmouth bet. 4-5th St)
 with R' Yehuda Jacobs, who will be speaking at 8:15 followed by Q & A

Video: closing out the Winter Zman

Tapping in to the local energy of Lakewood. As the "Winter Zman" comes to a close, Pumpidisa Chevre was called in to lead a Kumzitz to celebrate and reflect on the great accomplishments of the prior months. The passion builds and leads into a sporadic circular dance to the words: ישראל ואורייתא וקודשא בריך הוא חד הוא. תורה אורה הללוי-ה

Update: Farm Fresh Supermarket reopens

See current  sales HERE

Avenue Shoppes plaza

More retail coming at New Hampshire and Cedarbridge , Lakewood. 

Moadim L'Simcha distribution today pick up at stadium

The Moadim Lesimcha Pesach distribution will take place today Thursday March 30, from 3-9 pm at Blue claws stadium. 

Live at Seasons Kosher

Join us on Thursday March 30th at Seasons Kosher Supermarket at 711 Cedarbridge Avenue, Lakewood NJ! We’ll be there from 11-1 with the Nachum Segal Network We’ll be having raffles, giveaways and sampling!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Oif Simchas Lakewood March 29, 2017

-Vort: Hachosson  Yaakov Aaron Fruchthandler to Kallah  Fine from Lakewood at Bnos Bracha- 1665 Corporate Rd West, Lkwd 7:30.
-Vort: Hachosson Pinchas Dresdner to Hakallah Sarala Braunfeld at Stolin hall 153 E 7th street
-Chasuna: Gross- Herskowitz Bas R' Hershel at Lake Terrace hall, Lakewood,NJ
-Chasuna: Cohen- Frankel at N'eemas Hachaim hall
-Wedding: Taub- Berkowitz at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chasuna: Lichtenstein- Fried Ateres China hall Bais Faiga
-Engaged  Chaim Gestetner to Blimi Mozes Vort in Monsey tonight in Khal Knesses Yisroel 698 union RD. Monsey NY. 730pm.

24 hour Fundraiser Yeshivas Medrash Chaim

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TRV news: Farm Fresh supermarket closed by inspectors

TRV NEWS Lakewood, NJ - The only 24 hour Kosher grocery in Lakewood, Farm Fresh has been closed down until further notice. Inspectors  had some issues and closed it down.  Askanim are working to get the store reopened. A TRV News correspondent spoke with the owner and he stated that the close is only temporary, and he is working to get the store re-opened as soon as possible for the Pesach rush.u

דברי הספד על האברך היקר והנעלה מחשובי מתפללי ביהמ"ד סאנטוב - לייקווד הרב יעקב יצחק שטערן ז"ל

  דברי הספד מתוך שיחות הרב שלמה זלמן פרידמן שליט"א אב"ד סאנטוב - לייקווד על האברך  
היקר והנעלה מחשובי מתפללי ביהמ"ד סאנטוב - לייקווד הרב יעקב יצחק שטערן ז"ל נלב"ע עש"ק 
תרומה, ה' אדר תשע"ז 

Residents discuss County Line Illegal zoning with Lakewood township officials

Residents held a Meeting yesterday at the Township Building upstairs  with Committeeman Lichtenstein discussing the Illegal County Line Zoning.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

"ימי ניסים היו לישראל, פורים ופסח". Video

רש"י  "משנכנס אדר מרבין בשמחה", "ימי ניסים היו לישראל, פורים ופסח"

Oif Simchas Lakewood March 28th 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Elazar Kohn (Passaic) to Hakallah Chani Lerner Bas R' Sender  Vort tonight @ 7:00 pm in their home 52 Roselle Ct. Lakewood, NJ

- Vort: Hachosson Eliezer Horowitz to Hakallah  bas R' Dovid Levovitz at Bnos Bracha hall 1665 Corporate Road West Lakewood, NJ 8:00 pm

-Chasuna Hirschberg- Stern Ateres Chana hall @ Bais Faiga
-Lakewood Shadchanim meeting boys at Zichron Shneur 280 Oak knoll till 11pm
-Toras Menachem Dinner Ateres Reva hall

Lakewood Store updates

-The Lakewood shopping village application is scheduled for next week April 4 at  the planning board meeting. Unconfirmed reports the developers are negotiating may change  some of the mall plans and looking at other options.
-Pita Hut open 10th and Clifton at former yiddies, 
-The Upper crust at Shloimys Plaza by former C & G not affiliated with same  name open in Todd plaza
-Radio Shack closing Lakewood location
-NPGS opening in Seagull Square after pesach
-Ferster Hats grand opening at Grebow shopping plaa

Photo: Rav Chaim Kanievsky Birchas Ilanos Rosh chodesh Nissan 5777


Shiva info

Rav Baruch Saks sitting shiva for his brother Harav Moshe Z''L at 28 Goldcrest Drive, Lakewood in Pine River Village Shacharis: 7:30 Mincha: 1:45 Maariv: 8:30 getting up Thursday morning

Reb Eliyohu Sternbuch sitting shiva at 6 Rivka Lane off rt 88 Shachris 7:15 Mincha Marin at 7:05 pm. Please do not come between 2-5 pm and after 11:00 pm getting up Thursday morning

Monday, March 27, 2017


The levaya of R' Ovadye Goldblatt z"l (OBI) will take place tomorrow 10 am in Lakewood at the chapel on East 7th st. Kevura will be in Elmont, NY at the Beth David cemetery.  The aron of R' Ovadia Goldblatt zatzal will be passing by yeshiva Novominsk 690 60th St., Brooklyn, and is expected to be there 12:30-1:00pm. He was living in Lakewood recently and was a regular B"M Kol Aryeh. many knew him from Camp Adas Yeraim and recently he was the posek at camp Tashbar. His sister Mrs. Glasser will sit Shiva at her home in Elizabeth, NJ at 1045 Coolidge Road.

Video: Shown at the Mir Yerushalayim Dinner

Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim - Bicentennial Celebration - Dinner Video Presentation from Mint Media on Vimeo.

Oif Simchas/events Lakewood March 27 2017

 Vort: Hachosson Avrohom GorelickTo Hakallah Bas R' Eliyohu Tikotzky at Ohr Tuvia, 969 east End Lakewood, NJ 8:00 pm
-Wedding: Kravetz- Erlanger Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna:Neuberger- Fuchs Lake Terrace hall akewood, NJ
-Chasuna: Hoffman- Weiss Fountain ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chazak- Shalom Bayis event for Women at Rabbi Lefkowitz shul 1097 Somerset Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 8:00 pm

Ask OU Outreach Pre-Passover Kosher Community Events
Monday, March 27, 2017 Twin Rivers, NJ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm at Congregation Toras Emes/Twin Rivers Community Synagogue  639 Abbington Dr, East Windsor, NJ 08520 40 minutes from Lakewood

School acceptance letters to be mailed out for High school girls

Its that time of year again and 8th grade girls  in Lakewood anxiously and nervously anticipate Acceptance letters for  high school. Officially the letters are set to go out on Rosh chodesh which is Tuesday. There was a rumor circulating that the schools may hold off and mail the letters right after Pesach. This is only the first round of letters that go out, not everyone is accepted right away and a few hundred girls will have to wait for the next few rounds to know where and if they will have a school.

Yom Kippur Koton Lakewood erev Rosh Chodesh Nisan 5777

Hearthstone 1:45 ?
Lev Avos 1:20
Somerset Walk 1:30
Alumni 1:50
West gate Kelmwoods 2:45
Kol Aryeh 5:30
Satmar every bottom of the hour
Breslov 6:15  423 6th street
6:30 Spruce street B"M Tehillim for refuah Hayeled Chaim Yehuda Meir  ben Dina

Chateau sfard 6:30 pm
Bais Mordechai 6:40 in the Ezras Nashim

תפילה לפרנסה מהשל"ה ער"ח ניסן

כתב השל״ה הקדוש (מסכת תמיד – סוף פרק נר מצוה): ראוי לצום שלא יאכילנו הקדוש ברוך הוא זכויותיו בעולם הזה. ויהיה זה התענית יום קודם ערב ראש חודש ניסן, כי בניסן טללים שהם לברכה נפתחים. וזה נוסחה של התפילה:
(ויכול לאמרה אפילו אם אינו מתענה, ואפשר לפדות התענית במעות לצדקה)

LPD: Fog Advisory

Fog Advisory: National Weather Service has issued a dense fog advisory in our area until 10am EST. Please allow yourself extra time if traveling our roads. Thank you. 

Lakewood Township School District having financial issues

Once again the Lakewood BOE claims to have financial issues. See HERE 
 The outgoing superintendent sent a letter home to parents notifying of  potential layoffs for 100 teachers and consolidating classrooms. The blame again is on private school busing, special ed the BOE etc. Yes its true, the district does not get its fair share of funding from the state but other factors are causing the financial issues. As a start a Charter school is opening in Lakewood this year and are receiving two million dollars for it. In the school system itself there is untold amount of students who do not reside in Lakewood yet are enrolled in the local schools. The BOE is investigating it but so far has not announced any findings. The number could be in the hundreds which is costing millions to tax payers. Pre K and other non mandated services are costing millions but that is never put on the chopping block because it provides job security. The town recently voted to raise taxes and give the public schools 35 million for roof repairs and to install HVAC systems. Its always easier to point fingers and blame others. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Video: At the Mir Bicentennial Dinner

Oif Simches Lakewood March 26, 2017

-Vort Hachoson Tzvi Rubin (staten Island)to kallah Temima Hirsh bas R' Eliyohu  at KNA Roberts  shul 325 Case Rd Lakewood 6:00-9:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yaakov Scheir to Hakallah Blimmie Gorelick bas R; Mordechai  Shmuel at Zichron Shneur hall 280 Oak Knoll rd Lakewood 7:30 pm
-Wedding: Krupnik- Millman Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga

Lakewood tomchim get Bracha From rav Chaim Kanievsky

Photos: Mir Dinner Prep

Lakewood Events Sunday March 26, 2017

-Hachnosas Sefer Torah at R' Doniel Cohen Yeshiva R' Dessler R' Rothchild Kesivas Oisiyos 12:30 pm at Oros Bais Yaakov 1995 Rutgers leaving at 2:20 to the Yeshiva 1990 Swarthmore Lakewood, NJ

-Hachnosas Sefer Torah Yeshiva Bais Aaron Rav Shulgasser 2:30 Kesivas Haoisiyos at 694 park Procession will leave at 4:30 to the yeshiva 905 Park

-Mir Yeshiva Yerushalaym Dinner at Bellworks GPS address 74 Middeltown rd, Holmdel, NJ 07733 Or take Garden State Prkwy LOCAL Lanes only to exit 114 pre event starting at 3:15 main event starts 4:30 Dinner program 6:00 pm

-Zechus Avos work place Halacha shiur at Ateres Yeshaya hall for Women 7:30-8:30 pm Men 9:00 pm- 10:00 pm for info 732-415-8446

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Melava Malka March 25 Lakewood

-Melava Malka B'M Santov 16 Irene court Lakewood NJ 9:30 pm

-Melava Malka Yeshivas Be'er Yaakov Eretz Yisrael Rav Dovid Yitzchok Shapira at Ateres Yeshaya hall 9:30 pm

-Parlor meeting yeshiva Ohr HaTorah Eretz Yisrael Rav Rubenstein at 192 Emmanuel Drive Off MLK Lakewood 9:45

-Loitzk Sheves achim Melava Malka 956 Park Avenue Lakewood, NJ 10:00 PM

Friday, March 24, 2017

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת ויקהל-פקודי פרשת החודש שבת מברכים

Friday, March 24, 2017 / כ"ו אדר תשע"ז Lakewood, New Jersey
Candle lighting 6:55 PM 
Shkiah 7:13
Weather: temps in the 60's
ראש חודש ניסן is on Tuesday

-R’ Nisson Kaplan Shlita will  be speaking in B"M Kol Aryeh for Shalosh seudos.
- Seder limud Shabbos afternoon 1 hr before mincha at B"M Ohr Yecheskel on    Ridge Lizchus  Rav Avraham Yehoshua Heshel ben Frumit

שֵׁשֶׁת יָמִים, תֵּעָשֶׂה מְלָאכָה, וּבַיּוֹם הַשְּׁבִיעִי יִהְיֶה לָכֶם קֹדֶשׁ שַׁבַּת שַׁבָּתוֹן לה״
 (פרשת ויקהל).
!שבת שלום


 The levya of Hayaldah Tova Sternbuch A"H bas R' Eli and Rochel will be at 130pm-the kevurah will be across from 733 Ridge Ave, down 7th street. May the mishpacha be comforted and we should hear of no more tzaar.

Preparations for Mir Yeshiva Bicentennial event

Will take place Sunday in Homdel, NJ at Bell works. There wont be a Lakewood dinner this year

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bais Havaad halacha journal: Mall Melee, the shopping mall contreversy

            What is a community’s recourse to prevent nearby development? a Halachic discussion by the
 Bais Havaad Halacha Journal :
-The validity of secular regulation in halacha
-Fighting the development in the township zoning or planning board A quiet, residential neighborhood, a mini-community of seniors to whom a tranquil pace of life is of paramount importance, is facing a threat to its tranquility.

A real-estate developer seeks to establish a monstrous shopping mall directly adjacent to the main entrance to the neighborhood. Emotions run high, the controversy generates daily fodder for the gossip beast, and many outsiders keep their fingers on the pulse, anxious to see how things will play out.

Both the developer and the community are observant Jews. What recourse does this community have according to halacha? Does the developer have the halachic right to develop? In what forum may the community litigate to prevent the development?

Oif Simchas / Events Lakewood March 23

-Vort: Hachosson Shmuel Ari Goldstone to Hakalla Bas R Ahron Walkin at R' Gissinger shul 175 Sunset 7:30 pm
-Chasuna: Lichtenstein- Gibber at Fountain ballroom Lakewood Cheder

-Wedding: Idstein-Moskowitz Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga

-Chasuna at Lake Terrace hall music with singer meilech Kohn

-Bais Medrash L'Torah R' Goldblatts Yeshiva at Neeimas Hachaim hall 7:30 pm wine and cheese tasting pumbadisa band

-Shiur by Rav Nissan Kaplan of Mir Yerushalayim at Coventry shul 8:45 pm

Lakewood turns 125 it  was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 23, 1892, from portions of Brick Township

Evergreen Lakewood Pesach store opened today

The boys are back

Welcome home Yeshiva Bochurim from Eretz Yisrael as they come back for Bein Hazmanim. After spending a year away from home learning in yeshiva the bochurim come back for Pesach. Official bein hazmanim for local yeshivos begins after Rosh chodesh which is next Tuesday.  Some of the bochurim are looking for bein hazmanim jobs follow @beinhazmanimjob or email

TBL- New agreement signed between Lakewood shopping village and PRV

TBL-After the March 5th agreement signed by PRV there was significant disagreement in PRV as many residents and even members of the board had not been consulted nor had they agreed to the arrangements int he agreement. On March 9th, a meeting open to all PRV residents was held and a public vote was held on a new agreement. The residents voted in favor of the new agreement. 

See the new agreement signed on March 10th HERE
The primary changes in the new agreement are:
1) There will be no entrances to the Shopping Center on Pine Street. The only entrance will be on Ave of the States. The proposed entrance from Cedarbridge (if Vine is not able to be opened) was eliminated. 
2) The PRV association will not only not oppose, but they will actively support an approval. 

Masa U'Matan Lakewood Rental List March, 22, 2017

Masa U'Matan Lakewood Rental List of Wednesday, March 22, 2017 HERE 14 pages!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Oif Simches Lakewood March 22 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Yisroel Shachner to Hakallah Shani Rothstein at Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 East county line rd Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm

-Wedding: Drazin- Helmreich at  fountain ballroom Lakewood  Cheder
-Chasuna: Cziment- Hissiger Ateres Chana hall bais faiga
-Chasuna: Danishevsky- Ungarischer Ateres Reva hall in Toras Aaron
-Wedding: Meisels- Klein Lake Terrace hall

Frum ads now displaying on Digital Billboard in Lakewood

A local yeshiva is advertising an event on the digital billboard located by stadium at the corner of  cedarbridge and New Hampshire. The billboard is owned by the BlueClaws baseball team. With the township recent approval of 5 more digital boards around Lakewood, this will now be the new norm and another expense on the advertising budget.

Lakewood cheder Directory given out free to residents

A sign of the times the 2017 Lakewood phone directory was distributed free of charge to residents. The Lakewood cheder published the directory as a fundraiser. As technology advances the paper phone book is more obsolete and people rely more on  digital formats such as the smart list. Another factor is people dont have landlines anymore. This created a problem for advertisers since people no longer buy the book, giving it out as a complimentary gift is a smart choice.


Levaya of  Mr. Chawnah Hershel Kahn a"h will take place this afternoon at the 7th Street chapel in Lakewood at  3 pm. He was niftar following an illness. Chawnaw was a fixture in Lakewood  he lived in Forest park and was known to many. TNZBH

Lkwd News links

Bus Driver found unconscious on Lakewood bus dies.

Video At the Lakewood matzah Bakery

Video: LFD commissioners meeting 3 20 2017

 -New fire commissioner sworn in
-chairman sets 4 minute limit for public comments
Faster Wifi approved for all fire houses
-landscaping contract awarded to lowest bidder

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Photos: Lakewood Roshei Yeshiva at the Skver Hachnosas Sefer Torah

Courtesy of A Blick Magazine to see full Gallery click HERE The Rebbe was here for the Seudas mitzvah in conjuncttion with a sheva Brachos for the son of the Skver Dayan of Lakewood.

Watch Live Lakewood Planning board

Oif Simchas/events Lakewood March 21

-wedding: Beilus- Ullman Ateres Chana hall Bais faiga 
-Wedding: Hager - terebelo at Neeimas Hachaim hall Lakewood 
-Asifa: Tefillah chizuk for Rav Avrohom Luria Lirfuah shleima 7:30 pm orchos  Chaim hall 410 Oberlin 
-Hespedim in BMG for Rav Yaakov Yitzchok Stern A'H in Beren hall 
-Yartzheit gathering for Rav Eli Baruch Finkel ZT"L at KZY 175 Sunset Rd  Lakewood NJ

NJ gives 1 million grant to religious institutions vulnerable to attack

 (Reuters) - New Jersey will give up to $1 million in grants to religious institutions and other non-profit groups vulnerable to attacks in the wake of a spate of threats against Jewish organizations around the country, Governor Chris Christie said on Tuesday.

Lakewood Planning board meeting March 21

Live Video stream by FAA HERE call in to hear the live meeting at 712-432-4263
Lakewood Planning board meeting Tuesday March 21, 2017 6:00 pm town hall 
See township official Agenda HERE 
full agenda by First amendmant activist  HERE 

1. SD 2204AO Vine Property Holdings, LLC
 Edgecomb Avenue Block 1025, Lot 1
Administrative Minor Subdivision

Hamodia: Jackson Township Bans Dormitories and Restricts Schools -by Mordechai Wincorn

“This same council has approved mega developments and all the town’s public schools in residential areas, but they’ve been able to convince the public that banning dormitories and schools where students have no cars is the solution. Of course they should address overdevelopment, but this isn’t the way to do it, and it certainly points to some other motivation,” 
 After two emotionally charged public meetings, the Jackson, N.J., town council voted to enact an ordinance that bans the construction of dormitories and places severe limits on the building of all schools. The measure has engendered controversy, as many see it as aimed at curtailing the recent influx of Jewish families as the borders of the neighboring Lakewood community rapidly expand.

Lakewood news March, 21 2017

-Hespedim tonight for Reb Yaakov Yitzchok Stern ZT"L at BMG Beren building 6:30 pm. Rav Yisrael Ehrlich shlita to deliver divrei hesped.

-Ksivas Oisios for Mir Yeshiva Yerushalayim  Bicentennial Celebration  Event  today 7:30- 11:00pm  at 1302 Twin Oaks Lakewood. The event is Sunday  March 26 at the Historic Bell Works Building in Holmdel NJ

-Azeres tefila berov am, tonight Tuesday with Rav Elyah Ber Vachtfoigel Lizchus  a refuah for Rav  Avrohom Luria shlita at Orchos Chaim hall 7:30pm. For men  and women at 410  Oberlin avenue Lakewood, NJ.

-Yartzheit gathering for Rav Eli Baruch finkel ZT"L 7:30 KZY 175 Sunset

-Lakewood Planning board meeting tonight 6:00 pm TBL HERE
-LFD: New commissioner sworn in watch Video of meeting HERE by FAA
-NJ American Water Starts Annual Water Main Flushing in Lakewood
-Seasons Lakewood: 50% off deli counter, Tuesday March 21st

Monday, March 20, 2017

Video: Skver Rebbe speaks at his B'M in Lakewood

Earlier today a Hachnosas Sefer Torah took place at the Skver Bais Medrash on W. Kennedy Blvd in Lakewood. The Sefer was donated by mispalelim of the Bais Medrash the procession left from the home of the Skver Dayan of Lakewood Rav Avrohom Chaim Shpitzer, to the shul. The Skver Rebbe came to participate in the Simcha, See Short clip below courtesy of Ah Blick magazine.

Oif Simches Lakewood, NJ March 20 2017

-Vort of HaChosson Chaim Benzion Bilus to kallah Muehlgay From Lakewood!  Tonight  at The Gratter Building (2nd & Park Lkwd)  8:00
-Wedding: Greenberg- Willner at Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: Adler at Ateres Chana hall Bais faiga
-Seudas Mitzvah hachonsas Sefer Torah/ Sheva brachos (Skver Dayan of Lkwd) at Tiferes bais  Yaakov 613 Oak street 8:30 pm

Video: Jewish News Channel/ Jackson Dorm ban

Mike Davis is a journalist at the Asbury Park Press, covering Lakewood, Jackson Township, and other surrounding areas. In this exclusivfte interview, Mike gives a very candid opinion about what he believes is the REAL motivation behind the recent ban on dormitories and school construction in Jackson Township.

Please don't take my cleaning help

Its erev Pesach you scheduled your cleaning lady to come, she doesn't show up. She never missed a day and didn't call in sick. You find out another desperate yiddeneh offered her more money to come clean by her. This is not hypothetical but its actually happening again. People are paying close to $17 an hour for cleaning help taking away cleaning help from the people who have them on a steady basis. Poskim debate the issue if its Assur al pi halacha. However think of the tzaar caused on someone else who is left with no cleaning help forced to work twice as hard, is that the feeling you want going into the Pesach seder?

TBL- Do our elected officials simply not care??

TBL weekly update read entire post at Take Back Lakewood

Many promises were made to the public that never happened. Other reasonable requests were simply ignored. Other decisions were made that simply were not beneficial for our town.

We’re at the point where it’s clear that the Mayor prefers cheap soundbites and really just doesn’t care about promoting new ordinances that would really enhance our quality of life. This June in the primaries and this November in the general election—the residents of Lakewood will have a choice. Committeemen Coles and Delia are both up for re-election. The residents of Lakewood will need to decide if Coles really has our best interests in mind or if he is catering to special interests—to the detriment of everyone else in Lakewood.

Lakewood news March, 20 2017

-Free Ices at Ritas in honor of first day of Spring March 20, 2017 12 pm-9pm
-Pushkas broken into at Satmar B"M of Lakewood
-The Skver Rebbe will be in Lakewood later today to join in a Hachnosas sefer  Torah at the Skver B"M of Lakewood. 6pm at West Kennedy Blvd.
-Lakewood PD: Toddler taken to burn center
-LPD: Two pedestrians struck in Lakewood over weekend

Sunday, March 19, 2017

NJ Monthly article on Lakewood Online edition

City on Edge: Online version Lakewood’s demographic and cultural shift started toward the end of the last century. In 1990, Lakewood had about 45,000 residents; the town was depressed and considered something of a backwater. By 2000, the population had ballooned to more than 60,000. A decade later, the 2010 census reported that 92,843 people called Lakewood home. Today, most township officials put the population closer to 120,000. And with the ongoing increase estimated at 5,000 people per year, they project that by 2030, more than 220,000 people will live within Lakewood’s 25 square miles. That would make it the third largest city in the state, behind Newark and Jersey City. Read more Here at NJ Monthly Mag

Continued Tefillos

 The situation of rav Avrohom Luria still remains serious. Friends took upon themselves to learn maseches Beitza and finish by shabbos as a zechus for refuah shelaima. In addition a asifa  for women is taking place tonight  at Yeshivah Toras Emes on James street where  he is a menahel. Please continue to daven for Avrohom Yehoshua Heshel ben Frumit for a refuah shleima.

Oif Simchas/ Events Lakewood March 19 ,2017

-Vort: Hachosson Nachman Silverstein to Hakallah Bas R' Yosef Mordechai Schwartzman at Madison Manor 4th and Madison in Bais Horaah 2:00- 5:00pm

-Vort: Hachosson  Avraham Krispin to Kallah  Anaelle Muyal 5:30 pm at 13  Clayton court (off Gudz) Lakewood, NJ

-Vort: Hachosson Yitzy Niassoff to Hakallah Baila Zisow Bas R' Yitzchok at R' Blech shul 13th and Madison Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm

-Chasuna: Czermak- Ellinson Fountain Ballroom at Lakewood Cheder
-Wedding: Lichtenstein- Mintz  Ateres Chana hall at Bais Faiga  

-Yeshiva gedolah Bayonne Dinner at Tiferes Simcha hall 613 Oak street    Lakewood, NJ 7:00 pm

-Chanukas habayis at yeshiva Mekor Hatorah  after mincha at 5:30 pm 180  Sims avenue off  Bellinger street campus tours at 5:00 pm

-Dinner Bais Yaakov Ohel Esther at Yeshiva Ktana hall 7:00 pm

New stores in Lakewood

-Buckles 2nd location grand opening in Lakewood at Todd plaza 109 River ave 
-Evergreen Pesach store opening Thursday March 23 in 9,000 sq ft tent behind  current store
-Alteration station one stop shop for all your alteration needs at sunset and  James plaza 2nd floor back entrance next door to Torah Uesorah 8 am -8 pm  same day and 1 hour service options

-Aris rent a car second location at 650 James street
-Hat source Ferster hats at Grebow shopping center next Sunday March 26
-Coco Nails at shloimys Plaza 95 East county line
-GB mens clothing grand reopening 418 Clifton avenue

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Motzei shabbos Parshas Ki Sisa 5777 Lakewood

- Pedestrian struck 3rd & Madison Avenue in Lakewood Rt 9 blocked off between 2nd Street and 4th Street. 

-Please continue to be mispalel for Rav Avrohom Yehoshua Heshel ben Frumit who suffered a heart Attack erev shabbos, situation still critical  אברהם יהושע בן פרימוט

-Melava Malka and seudas Yartzheit at B'M Bais Mordechai this motzei shabbos lekovod Yartzeit of R' Elimelech M'Lizensk zy"a.

-Melava Malka and parlor meeting for Gatshead yeshiva behishtatfus the Rosh Yeshiva Harav Avrohom Gurwitz shlita at River Terrace 1094 River avenue

-Avos Ubanim Melava Malka at B"M Spruce street

-The E-ZPass toll at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, will increase by 44 cents to $11.52, and the cash toll will increase by $1 from $16 to $17.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Zmanim Lakewood ערב שבת פרשת כי תשא פרשת פרה

Friday, March 17, 2017 / י"ט אדר תשע"ז
Candle lighting 6:48
Shkiah 7:06
Early shabbos minyanim in many shuls.
Avos Ubanim now on Shabbos afternoon
Yehuda Green at Kol Aryeh for shabbos 

מצוות מחצית השקל שמופיעה בפתח הפרשה, מלמדת שיהודי לעולם לא יגיע לשלמות אם לא יחבור ליהודי נוסף. האחדות, האחווה, הופכות אותנו לקומה אחת שלמה.

Tefillos for Rav Avrohom Luria

Join the nshei chayil of Lakewood in being mekabel Shabbos 10 minutes early lzchus Avraham Yehoshua Heshel ben frumit

-Matzav- All are asked to say Tehillim for Rav Avrohom Luria, a noted marbitz Torah in Lakewood, who suffered a heart attack and is in need of rachamei Shomayim. Rav Luria is a longtime rebbi, serving as a maggid shiur at Mesivta Ohr Chaim Meir. He is a resident of the Park Avenue neighborhood in Lakewood. His brother, Rav Shmuel Yitzchok and Rav Moshe Shimon, are rabbonim in Lakewood. The name for Tehillim is Rav Avrohom Yehoshua Heshel ben Frumit.

Video: Lakewood township commitee meeting 3 16, 2017

Zillow Lakewood market report

For most Kollel families Lakewood is no longer an option as they have been priced out of the market. Agents keep luring out of town buyers from Brooklyn to buy in Lakewood and are willing to put down more and pay more for a home.Will the bubble burst? read Zillow market report

Homes may stay on the market for longer. 
Buyers can have more negotiating power.

The median home value in 08701 is $305,000. 08701 home values have gone up 5.0% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 3.2% within the next year. The median list price per square foot in 08701 is $156, which is lower than the Lakewood Township average of $157.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Jackson council votes to approve dorm ban

The Jackson council voted to approve an ordnance banning the construction of dormitories in the township. Jackson residents Members of the orthodox community reached out to township officials to discuss the issue and asked to be  Given a chance to sit down with them and work out a compromise but got no response from officials. A council member said prior to the vote this ordinance is not against any race or religion.

Oif Simchas Lakewood March 16, 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Eli Gurwitz to Kallah Chani Kreiser at 9 Shonny Drive, 7:30
-Vort:Mishpachas Berman 33 East 8th street Lakewood
-Chasuna: Hilman-Duner Ateres Reva hall
-Wedding: Eidstein- Moskowitz at Ateres Chana hall
-Chasuna: Weinberg- Weissblum at Neemas Hachaim hall
-Special Seder Tonight at BMG L’zechus Rav Yitzchok Feigelstock at the Zemel  Bais medrash from 11:15-12:15
-Bais Hatavshil / hachnosas orchim D'Lakewood kvias mezuzah- 105 Clifton ave  earlier tonight full fleishig and Sushi Buffet
- Avos Ubanim awards evening at Lake Terrace hall

Tonight: Lakewood township committee meeeting

Watch Live Stream HERE by FAA
Meeting starts 7:30  workshop executive meeting is starting early at 6:00 PM. see agenda HERE
Take Back Lakewood Review HERE
1. Resolution Of The Township Of Lakewood, County Of Ocean, State Of New Jersey Authorizing The Rejection Of All Bids For Cell Tower Lease Pursuant To And In Accordance With N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 Et Seq.

Lakewood’s Blizzard That Wasn’t

Hamodia article by Mordechai Wincorn

LAKEWOOD - Despite dire predictions of a blizzard that most felt would surely cancel schools and grind the town to a near-halt, most Lakewood residents had a wet but mostly normal day on Tuesday as shifting weather patterns turned the snowstorm to a heavy rain accompanied by strong winds before dawn.

On similar occasions in the past, when predictions of heavy snow did not pan out, most students in the town were left without busing. On Tuesday, regular transportation for nearly all of the town’s mosdos came as a welcome change.

“I was pleasantly surprised. Not only did my sons have busing, but even the Shacharis bus made its pickups. I’m sure the kids were disappointed not to get the snow day they were waiting for, but it’s much better that they’re learning, and easier for everyone this way. It is certainly not what any of us expected,” said one father.


Levaya of Rebbetzin Lieba Sturman a"h mother of R' Yaakov, R' Sender, R' Chaim, R' Yossi, Will be at the Lakewood chapel on 7th Street 12:30 pm. Kevurah will be in Staten Island.  Her husband was Rav Shimon Sturman Z"L Magid Shiur in Philadelphia yeshiva. Their son R' Aharon Sturman Z"L was niftar in 2010 from loud Gehrig disease R"L.
Mrs. Leiba Sturman, was a beloved teacher at Kosloff Torah Academy in Bala Cynwyd and TAGHS.

Christie Slashes private school security funding

Agudah News- Agudath Israel’s NJ Director Calls for Grassroots Response as Governor Christie Inexplicably Slashes Private School Security Funding 

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s decision on March 15th to eliminate security funding for nonpublic school students has sent shock-waves throughout the private school community. The proposed budget cuts left many observers struggling to comprehend how the governor could leave 150,000 children virtually unprotected during a time when anti-Semitic incidents have skyrocketed to unprecedented levels. 

Township to pass defeated Fire budget by enacting small reduction

Lakewood taxpayers voted down the 2017 fire district budget.  The Township Manager has recommended that the defeated budget of $5,029,295 be
amended by a reduction in expenditures of $10,000 to result in a budget of $5,019,295. In order for the budget to pass after it was voted down there has to be a reduction. The township is expected to pass a resolution that will only took out ten thousand dollars from a budget of over 5 million dollars. Last year after the pubic voted down the budget the township reduced expenditures by $238K. Now they only reduced it by 10K and this comes after asking Tax payers to approve close to 200k for capital improvement projects just after they raised the fire tax from 0.058 to 0.070
See resolution HERE and below

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Videos: Simchas Purim around Lakewood

Simchas Purim in Lakewood 5777
Oorah Purim Seuda in Lakewood 

Oif Simches Lakewood March 15 2017

 -Vort: Hachosson Motty Kogel to Kallah Devorah Blum bas R' Kasriel tonight 8PM.@ Bnos Brocha Hall: 1665 Corporate Road West

-Vort: Hachosson Mattis Levi to Kallah Chavi Smith bas R' Dovid (Lkwd) at Rav Gissinger shul 175 Sunset, Lakewood, NJ 7:30-10:30

- Wedding: Schmelczer- Krupenia at Ateres Reva hall 
-Wedding: Green Cohen Ateres Chana hall @ Bais Faiga 
-Chasuna: Kronglass- Tenenbaum at Lake Terrace hall, Lakewood NJ

BOE meeting today

Lakewood Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting today March 15 6:30 pm at 855 Sommerset Ave.  Lakewood, NJ. on the agenda renewal of lease for Pinet elementary school for $508,000. See Agenda HERE more purchases below

Schools tell parents no courtesy busing if you dont pay the $150 fee

Schools sent home notes to parents of non mandated children informing them they must sign up now and pay the $150 per child fee to the LSTA if they want busing next year. The Lakewood Cheder so far has not enforced this and did not bill or charge any of its parents for the $150 fee. As things stand all public school students who are not mandated are receiving courtesy busing free of charge paid for by Lakewood township. Children in Private schools and yeshivos depends which school you go to if they are enforcing the fee. Not clear why the LSTA is using the schools as proxy and not reaching out directly to all private school parents.

LSTA public meeting tonight

The LSTA Oversight Committee will hold a Public Meeting on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., in the LHS Commons, located at 855 Somerset Avenue, Lakewood, New Jersey 08701.
If you have any questions in regard to this notice, please contact Dr. Michael Rush during regular business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at (732) 245-5473.
Dr. Michael Rush LSTA Oversight Committee Member

Shiva info

Shiva for Rebbetzin Gittel Cohen z"l is at 614 Princeton Ave between E 6th St & E 7th Street in Lakewood. They are getting up from shiva Thursday morning.
Shacharis: 8:00
Mincha: 1:45
Maariv: 10:00
 Harav Simcha Bunim Ehrenfeld, brother, is sitting Shiva in Boro Park at 1655 46th Street

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Over 150 calls by Lakewood chaveirim during storm

Over 150 calls covered by our dedicated members today, including dozens of flood calls & life threatening emergencies. Photos:@LkwdChaveirim 


Lakewood Traffic Relief Workshop tomorrow

Maser Consulting will hold a meeting for the public in Lakewood to discuss solutions for traffic. 
 "Please join us on Wednesday, March 15th, at 7 pm in the municipal building for a Traffic Relief Workshop. At this Workshop, you will meet our team of traffic engineers, and you will have the opportunity to collaborate with them on solutions, ideas, and opportunities to help alleviate our traffic problems."

Oif Simchas / Events Lakewood March 14, 2017

Due to the storms some out of town guests could not make it to the weddings
-Wedding at N'eemas Hachaim hall
-Wedding at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood cheder
-Asifas Chizuk for R' Yaakov Yitzchok Stern A''H at Bnos Devorah hall 360 Oak  Street -@ 8:30 pm Divrei Chizuk from Rav Meir Stern Shlita R'Y of Passaic
-Parlor meetings for Keren Yaakov Yitzchok
 27 Williams street
 14 Treeside Lane

Jackson council meeting rescheduled. Lawyer sends letter

 The Jackson Township Council Meeting scheduled for this evening has been canceled and rescheduled to Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 7:30pm. The council is set to vote on a ordnance  that would ban construction of school dormitories in the township. 

A Lawyer sent notice to the township regarding the ordnance see HERE

Monday, March 13, 2017

Snow storm Lakewood March 14, 2017

-Storm moves out icy conditions still a threat for Ocean county.
-Some schools on Oak street will have early dismissal due to black out.
-Power outage Spruce street area Oak street schools 1500 Customers Affected restoration expected at 3:30 pm
-Lkwd Chaveirim: Flooding alert Avoid Squankum road in the Carey and  Lawrence avenue areas Rt88 & Clover
-Storm is further west  Just Rain and wind,schools are open
-LSTA busses are running on regular schedule, schools with BOE busing will  have to car pool
-Lakewood store shelvs empty no rye bread left
-No kollel bus tomorrow. Kollel bus cancelled for tomorrow
-Lakewood Public School District will be closed tomorrow
-Township of Lakewood is cancelling Recycling and Trash pickup for  Tuesday 
-Lakewood shuttle cancels All busing for Tuesday.
-Private schools will decide about school closings in the morning.

Lkwd events

-Vort: Hachosson yehoshua ben R Mattis Friedman to Hakallah bas R' Mendel Greenberg at Orchos Chaim hall 410 Oberlin from 7-10:00 pm

-Vort: Hachosson  Moishy Cohen (Passaic) to Kallah bas R' Lazer Gordon (Twin Rivers) at Kahal Chasidim 1401 Cedar Row.

-Seudas Shushan Purim at Nadvorn B'M 415 Monmouth Ave Lakewood

-Tonight deadline to order from Moadim L'simcha

Blizzard warning for Ocean county 6-12 inches

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard warning for COASTAL OCEAN, EASTERN MONMOUTH, MIDDLESEX, OCEAN and WESTERN MONMOUTH county, effective through TUE at 6:00 PM. Snow totals can be from 6-12 inches depending on mix of snow and rain. "The heavy snow will make many roads impassable and may produce widespread power outages due to the weight of the snow on tree limbs and power lines," The warning also cautions about power outages  "Strong winds will lead to blowing snow, reduced visibility, and additional power outages."

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Purim Lakewood 5777

*Urgent message from all Lakewood first responders*  Remember to be makeyem the mitzvas hayom of: Krias Megillah,Mishloach manos, Matonas Levyonim and Drink Ad dlo yoda 
-Blizzard watch Monday night  8-12 inches in Lakewood, storm watch in NJ
-Matonas levyonim aniyei ircha Lakewood donate HERE
-Minyan Shelanu Megillah reading after 2 pm Mincha
- Less traffic expected due to freeing temps in Lakewood
  Purim mesibos
-BMG second night in Beren building music 9-12 pm
-Purim at Lutzk BM
 Mincha 1:35
Second night Mesibah/Kumzits with issac honig 
Please be very careful driving  today. There are many men who are very drunk. Therefore there are a lot of women driving very dangerous
-Levin Brothers playing tonight in Somerset walk
-Benny friedman Freilach band Oliver court
- Rte 9 and Cross street in the tent big party

Lakewood Megillah reading for Noshim

Friday, March 10, 2017

Zmanim Lakewood שבת פרשת תצוה פרשת זכר ערב פורים תשע'ז

Friday, March 10, 2017 / י"ב אדר תשע"ז
Candle lighting 5:40 pm
Shkiah Sunset 5:58 pm

72 minutes Motzei shabbos  Purim 7:11
Day light savings begins Motzei shabbos

Amalek’s Kugel is an acronym for four kugels which together form the word Amalek.

A for apple or epel (the ayin)

M for flour, or mehl (the mem)

L for lukshen or noodles (the lamed)

K for kartofel(potatoes) the kuf.

In Europe and in other places Chassidim serve these four kugels on the Shabbos when Parshas Zachor is read and then they eat them thereby symbolically annihilating Amalek by eating him all 

Rebbetzin Gittel Cohen A"H

It is with great sadness that reports the passing of Rebbetzin Gittel Cohen a”h. She was in her 90s.

The Rebbetzin was the wife of Rav Moshe Cohen z”l, who passed away this past summer. Mother of Rav Simcha Bunim Cohen shlita. Levaya taking place today in Lakewood 3 pm at Ateres Yeshaya Bais Medrash 908 East county line rd. Read more at Matzav

Purim news briefs Lakewood 5777

by Anony Mouse

Cheder on Wheels
A new cheder is opening in Lakewood its called "Cheder on Wheels", in Hebrew its called yeshivas אלה ברכב .The concept behind it is very simple,  said a spokesperson for the STLA "its no secret children in Lakewood are spending more time on the bus than in school". Its more practical to just have the Rebbe get on the bus and teach the kids. In some cases, the Rebbe also drives the bus. Lunch will be provided by Pizza on wheels. Parents are thrilled  with this concept and signing up their children, one of the benefits is there is no building fund. Its not an original idea though there has been cheder on wheels even in a building.

New supermarket opening in Lakewood
 Food for thought is coming to town
 B'H  Lakewood has no shortage of kosher supermarkets, but there is always room for those that have no room. Investors are catering to a niche market of customers who dont feel comfortable shopping with others in regular stores. They have phobias preventing them from shopping in public. The food for thought aisle is geared to those on diets that like to shop but cant bring home the food. The shmiras einayim aisle will make it easy for those who dont look up as the prices and items will be printed on the floor. The Kosher aisle will feature products that have no bugs no yoshon and under the approval from Rabbi Yudel shain these shelves will be empty most of the time.

Investigators hopeful to return cash to rightful owner
A large amount of cash was found this week at 3rd street and Clifton avenue, upon further investigation the money was found sometime right after a  nearby government meeting. It was unclear if the envelope was dropped on the way in to the meeting  or on the way out which will give a clue to who it belongs to.

Better accident pictures coming soon
With daily car accidents unfortunately, the social media sites are competing with each other  over who can provide the quickest news and close up image of a car accident. One site promises to have close up gory pictures of accident victims even before hatzolah arrives on the scene.

Shiur Klali now streaming live by First Amendmant Activist
After much success with broadcasting public meetings, Torah shiurim will now be live streamed to Lakewood homes but only on a kosher video platform. Viewers will be able to hock arein via skype but limited to 4 minutes.

First inappropriate advertisement rejected from the billboards
While the digital billboards are not a reality yet, the ads are already pouring in. A local resident took out  an add calling  on everyone  to vote out all incumbents, the ad was to have life like flashing pictures of all current govt board members. The ad was flatly rejected and deemed inappropriate..

Tent city now a option again
Soaring home prices,  high end luxurious homes, kollel guys feeling priced out of the market are having second thoughts about closing down tent city. Perhaps it would be an option to live simply and affordably, it would also be a true way of living in the אהלה של תורה

AD: Are you spending your day siting on Rt 9? are you a spouse or a child of a parent that spends their day on Route 9? Our Therapists can treat you! let us  transform you from road rage to a road sage! forming now, group sessions or individual ones, let our clinicians help you cope with the stress and give you a better driving experience. Coming soon groups for rt 88, Oak, Cross, Prospect williams,7th street, county Line, Warning: method was not effective for Central ave or Pine street traffic. 

Donald Trump to visit Lakewood
The Trumpiest town in NJ deserves a visit from the President. The Donald is expected to pay a short visit to Lakewood were he will continue to push his agenda. A rally is planned for route 9 were he will chant "Drain the Lake" to make room for more housing. He will also attend a asifa about the dangers of Smartphone particularly wire tapping and out of control tweeting. The President will inquire about the load us of building a imaginary wall with the hallachos of gud asik.  meeting will take place right before Pesach  he will be accompanied by Lakewood  reporter the שאינו יודע לשאול.

 Amazon to open  FBA center in Lakewood
Officials at Amazon said it only makes sense to open a strategic location in the Jersey shore town given the high amount of traffic, vendors and (returns) in the area. The high ranking Execs were given a tour of Lakewood including all botei midrashim, basements, and saw the UPS trucks make their rounds. They were intrigued by the uniqueness and entrepreneurship  in Lakewood. Eager to find a suitable place, it was suggested to sign a lease in the upcoming Cedarbridge mall. This is what we meant by Chesed stores said an askan involved with the deal.

A Year later reflecting on the speech
Looking back a philanthropist  clarified "when I spoke that we should build institutions in Lakewood i didn't mean supermarkets".

Ad: Nasi Project offers to flash freeze  bochurim and skip the 4 months freezer

No nock ordnance for megillah reading  .Toms River and Jackson residents will hear megillah in Lakewood since they can not knock by the mention of Hamann name.

A solution for traffic in Lakewood
Ha Ha..
A Freilichen Purim

Moadim L' Simcha ordering deadline extended

 Pesach is right around the corner for those who order for Yom Tov with Moadim L'Simcha the deadline to place an  order has been extended  until shushan Purim March 13, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Updated: BD"E R' Peretz Sheinerman Z"L

Levaya will be later this afternoon by the cemetery in queens Shiva will be at 5 fieldcrest drive in Monsey from Monday night until Thursday morning.
Updated: BD"E  R' Peretz Scheinerman Z"l a 58 year old man passed away after he was struck crossing lkwd New Egypt outside  Westgate at the entrance near Cory street.
 He recently moved to lakewood from Monsey  he lived in EY for a while. Police are investigating.   He is survived by his brother Rav Moshe Scheinerman shlita A rav in Flatbush, and his children. TNZBH.
Israeli media reports he was niftar on the yartzheit of his grandfather who was also hit by a car R"L. See HERE

A word about the traffic today in Lakewood

Guest post by HH.
Everyone is texting and messaging each other about the insane gridlock they are experiencing today in Lakewood.
It is certainly understandable that on a pre purim shopping day,that is also a fast day, especially before sabbath there will be traffic.
Last year the traffic was not nearly this bad. A few years before that it was non existent. I just want everyone to understand that the traffic they are experiencing today is what lakewood could be like every dayin the very near future if we don't start to manage our growth responsibly. In order to do that we need elected officials that understand what needs to be done.
Do you think the same people that have been in office all these years or those with the support of the VAAD will try to fix things? What is going to change now that they couldn't do before?

Parlor meetings for Keren Yaakov Yitzchok motzei Taanis Esther

-28 cushman 9:00 
-130 Iris Rd. 8-10pm 
-122 Hadassah 7pm
-302 Lawrence ave. 8:00 - 9:30 pm
- Rav Y. Ginsberg 23 Engleberg 9-11
-501 Arlington  ave 9pm
-1147 Mackenzie 8 pm
- 123 Highgrove  9-11 pm
-1306 Central Avenue 7:30

Traffic brushfires off Cedarbridge in Lakewood

See photos videos on Matzav. com

Video: קנא לשמך - יצחק מאיר הלפגוט

סליחות לתענית אסתר
קנא לשמך נורא ונקדש, חזה כרמך נהרס ונידש. זרויינו קבץ ושיר לך יחודש, קימם והחים בבנין בית המקדש. וכעשותך נוראות באותן הימים, אתנו הפלא תשועת עולמים. מצוא לפניך כפר ותנחומים, אל מלך יושב על כסא רחמים.

Purim audio Megila readings around Lakewood

תענית אסתר 5777 Lakewood

Rav Shteinman giving Machtzis Hashekel today
-fast is over 6:38
-Schools are on Friday schedule 
-Pre Purim Shalach manos traffic
-Machatzis Hashekel
-Mincha minyanim at Satmar, sterling Forest shul
- Weather High 62F. 
Lakewood Immediate care will be closing early today at 4pm. Will be open      Friday from 9-2. Also closed on Motzai Shabbos and Purim day. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Mesivtos hold purim mesibos

Several Mesivtos around Lakewood had a pre purim Mesiba for the bochurim with music and dancing .
A yeshiva in Lkwd lit up for since as Purim

Oif Simches/ Events Lakewood March 8, 2017

Erev Taanis Esther 5777
- Vort: Hachosson Yitzchok Frank  to Kallah  Chavi Neiman bas R' Shlomo Yossie tonight in Ateres Yeshaya, 908 E County Line Rd., Lakewood.

-Vort: Hachosson Avrumi Ollech To Kallah  Esther Malky Mordowitz from Lakewood! tonight at 1435 Tanglewood Lane 7:30

-Vort Hachosson Yosef Mordechai Blumenkrantz  to Kallah Chavie Kohn.
Vort tonight @ 8pm in Khal Bais Nosson Tzvi 1445 14th St.  Lakewood, NJ
-Parlor meetings for Keren Yaakov Yitzchok
935 park ave 8:15
1045 Hearthstone Dr 8pm
 57 Rena Lane 8-11 pm
565 Albert 9:30 pm
138 Daniel Drive 8pm
16 Coles way
415 Monmouth

Hespedim for R' Hersh Levenberg  ZTL at Bais Yitzchok Chabura Rooms 8:30 pm

Free photos today at Evergreen Lakewood

Lakewood not joining Women’s Strike: ‘A Day Without Women’

The social movements continue with a Women’s Strike today‘A Day Without Women’ events  Taking Place Worldwide today March 8th. Some Schools in the US Announced Closings, and Demonstrations are Planned. This comes on the heels of other movements such as the day without immigrant strike. While many Lakewood mothers would appreciate a day off they are not expected to join  in this protest.

Large westgate style development coming to 14th street area

There is no safe place anymore, if developers have their way a new large development will be built on one of the last quiet areas of town. Local residents are outraged, as the area is known to be one of the quietest areas of Lakewood. Nestled among quiet blocks on the Northern shore the lake Carasaljo and GCU it is not zoned for even duplexes! Developers have quietly purchased properties along 14th street adjacent to the college and are in talks with university officials to buy large swaths of land from Forest Avenue stretching along 14th street to Case rd. They plan to parcel off these lots and put up a 500 unit rental development. The eastern entrance will be off Forest Avenue on one side and will come out on Case rd from the other side. Plans are to open up the dead ends along fourteenth street and make them through streets connecting to the proposed development. Some Lakewood residents feel the density in town should be spread equally and not only designated for the south side at Oak street.  As one resident put it "Its time the decision makers get a taste of what the rest of Lakewood goes through on a daily basis".

Donate online - Keren Yaakov Yitzchak In Memory of R' Yaakov Yitzchak (JJ) Stern A"H

                                                DONATE HERE
You can now donate Online HERE to Keren Yaakov Yitzchak In Memory of R' Yaakov Yitzchak (JJ) Stern A"H. 
מי כעמך ישראל The Lakewood community has come together in a short amount of time to help raise funds for the mishpacha. Parlor meetings are taking place throughout Lakewood all week long. Baalei chesed hope to establish a fund to assist the family as they deal with this tzarah. Thousands of Lakewood youngeleit responded by extended themselves and giving what they could, paying in installments. A community wide chizuk asifa will take place in Westgate, Thursday before Maariv on Taanis Esther to coincide with the end of Shiva.
to donate by phone call 732-250-9015

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Lakewood Shopping Village was postponed to April 4th right before Pesach

Lakewood Shopping Village was postponed to April 4th at 6:00 and it will be the only application at that meeting. The Hebrew date is 8th of Nisan, 5777.  Five days before Pesach.

At The Planning board meeting Attorney disallows signs in the tribunal

Make Lakewood great again hats sold at the Planning board meeting for $4

Lakewood events March 7, 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Mordechai Wenger to Hakalah Rela Eisenmann Bas R' Yechiel at Ohr Tuvia R    
  Schachar shul 696 East End  from 7:30 pm
- Hatzolah members family appreciation pre purim event- Hatzolah of Staten Island covering
   Lakewood for the evening
Parlor Meetings for Keren Yaakov Yitzchok Almana and 6 Yesomim
-138 Flintlock Dr starting 8:30.
-Rabbi Oelbaum 8 Forest Park Circle between 8PM & 10PM
-Hespedim for Rav Meir Soleveitchik on his Yartzheit at yeshiva Ktana hall 8:30 pm. Rav Malkiel  Kotler, Rav Chanoch Saltz.
-Parlor meeting for Misameach at 28 12th Street, Lakewood 8:00 pm
-Parlor meeting for Local Talmid Chochom at 237 Ridge Avenue, Rav Psachia Fried Guest speaker.
-Shiur Rav  Shlomo Avigdor Altusky at Chevrah Lomdei Torah 617 5th street 10:00 pm