Tuesday, May 30, 2017

ערב שבועות 5777 Lakewood

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

Candle lighting 8:00 pm
Shkia 8:18 pm

Over Yom Tov many will be walking across town eating out by family and friends or walking to learn with a chavrusah or visit a friend. Yechidim living along the heavily walked roads have put out cold water and drinks on their front lawns for the Tzibbur to enjoy. Dark areas near walking paths will be lit up  up for those going to learn shavuos night. There will also be extra security over the 2 days of  yom Tov

-BMG: Shavuos night learning in all botei medrashim first day Yom Tov Roshei Yeshiva will deliver shiurim after 7:50 pm mincha.  Rav Yeruchem in Yoshon BM, Rav Dovid in Bais Shmuel, Rav Yisrael in Bais Aaron 
Neeilas hachag 2nd day YT with Rav Malkiel Kotler Shlita following 7:00 pm Mincha in Beren hall dining room.


-Roberts shul- KNA: 12:00 am Rav Charlap, 1:00am Rav Gelly, 2:00am, Rav Ralbag REFERSHMENTS ALL NIGHT

Video: What Does Har Sinai Actually Look Like?

Video: Erev Shavuos Aish Kodesh


Mir Yerushalayim / Ateres Yisrael

ויחן שם ישראל נגד ההר כאיש אחד בלב אחד

Who's dividing the town?

What a way to go into yom tov, on a day that we prepare for kabolas hatorah a day where it says ויחן שם ישראל נגד ההר a day of achdus כאיש אחד בלב אחד. Thank you to the vaad for getting involved in a nasty campaign on Erev shavuos calling wonderful youngeleit as "unqualified".

 You were silent for all these years and ignored the cries pain and anguish of Lakewood residents who were speaking out. You couldn't find a better time and way to respond than now and create an atmosphere of divisiveness, and machlokes?

What did these selfless members of our community do to deserve this?
We have a list of wonderful candidates that care deeply about the town and they took the time and effort putting themselves out there for the rest of us. 

Did you even make an effort to reach out to them and hear what they have to say?
 The tzibbur deserves a better preparation for shavuos, than this.

Public Statement from Democrate Candidate Township committee Dovid Gruman

Hi To All My loyal supporters,

Due to the overwhelming amount of correspondence I have received since the VAAD endorsement was released . I apologize for the delay in responding to all of your messages personally but rest assured I will be responding to all of you personally within the next few days. For efficiency I decided to share my thought here in the interim.

I too find it very disturbing that the Lakewood Vaad would write specifically about me that I am an unqualified candidate. They put out separate flyers for the republican and democrat election. I am running on the democratic ticket and I am the only candidate they are not endorsing.

They wrote “Regrettably, there is a vocal effort by several unqualified candidates to divide the Kehilla”

1. They never called or attempted to reach out to me to learn to determine who I am and what I stand for.
How can they determine I am unqualified without knowing anything about me?

Monday, May 29, 2017

Flowers for Shavuos Locations around Lakewood


(Remember to buy Yizkor Lecht if needed)
-Pearl Blau learning center erev Shavuos Flowers at BMG botei  medrashim,  NPGS, Feldmans grocery, Corner of 2nd, Mikva
-Flowers at 6520 Route 9 next to capital seforim
- Paradise gardens Flowers Corner Clifton and 4th street
-Set your table 916 River avenue
-Purple petals 7326689635 purplepetalsflorist.com
-Golden Rose flowers at Rishon center 1st and Lexington
-Flowery at 4 Corners Cafe Squankum & County Line Rd
-Gourmet Glatt
-Flower tent at 1oth and Madison apposite Aisle 9
-Shop Rite Howell

Oif Simchas/events Lakewood May 29 Erev Shavuos

                             היום תשעה וארבעים יום שהם שבעה שבועות לעומר
-Chasuna: Sperka- Weinreb Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga 
-Stamford meadows pre Yom Tov Shiur by R' Yaakov Perlstein on Halachos  pertaining to Shavuos. Tonight at 8:45
-Shiur by Rav Shlomo Carlebach Mechaber Sefer Maskil Lishlomo tonight at  Rabbi Forcheimer's shul 5th street Bet Forest and madison 9:30 pm
-Kollel bus Into Manhattan tomorrow. Regular schedule.

Lakewood BOE special meeting tomorrow 8:00 am

The Lakewood Board of Education will conduct a Special Meeting, on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. in the Auditorium located at the Lakewood High School, 855 Somerset Avenue, Lakewood, New Jersey 08701. On the agenda to decide on contract of board attorney.

Kuntres Yoreach L' Moadim released ahead of Shavuos

The Kuntress is a sampler of a future sefer in a series on Yomim Tovim By the Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva Harav Yeruchem Olshin Shlita.

Photo:MK meets Lakewood inventor of Warning Device to Prevent Child Car Deaths

New requirements aimed at ending the epidemic of small children forgotten and left to die in cars, United Torah Judaism Knesset member Uri Maklev, who heads the Science and Technology committee in the Knesset met with a Lakewood resident who invented technology that can help prevent toddler car deaths. The committee accepted several recommendations aimed at preventing the deaths of children forgotten in overheated cars, following a spate of such cases.
One of the proposals is a requirement for all car seats to be fitted with standardized technology that would alert parents should they forget to take their children out of the car. The requirement will be phased in over the next three years in Israel. In addition, Kindergartens across Israel will also introduce a new system for the new school year, whereby teachers and parents will have to notify one another if a child is absent without explanation.

TBL- Nepotism favortism, time for old guard to step aside vote new candidates with fresh ideas

Take Back Lakewood- Earlier this year, Lakewood Township created a new position - Director Of Human Resources. It was a new position - created solely to give the position to a specific person - Trish Komsa - Mike Delia's daughter. A look through old township documents shows that when the idea was initially presented to the Township Committee in a closed session back in April 2016, Delia recused himself.

It's clear that this was never about an actual need for a Director of HR, rather it was a need for a job to be created for Mike Delia's daughter. Some may argue, that this is all legal since nepotism is not illegal in NJ. 

It gets much more interesting. In one of her first acts as Director of Human Resources, Trish put out a packet with HR policies related to Lakewood Township

It included a Nepotism section which says that immediate relatives should not be hired or promoted where a relative would be in a position to appoint

Sunday, May 28, 2017

S.S.S.S. of Lakewood To Host Military appreciation luncheon on Memorial Day

 South Side Sandwich Shop and Smokehouse (SSSS & S) a Kosher restaurant in Lakewood will be hosting a military appreciation luncheon  tomorrow (rain or shine) Memorial day from about 12:30pm till about 3pm. All military current or veterans (who served with any country) are invited. Hosted by Mr. Joseph  S. Mutterperl‎, store is located at 315 Cedarbridge Avenue Lakewood, NJ.

Memorial Day: Lakewood Parade cancelled, No BOE Busing

-LPD: We regret to inform you that tomorrow's Memorial Day Parade is cancelled due the anticipated foul weather.

-If you have Lakewood Board of Education buses contracted through the LSTA please note the buses will not be running tomorrow. Some other companies may only be doing a morning run, contact your school for updated information. 

-Lakewood Township Municipal Offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 for the Memorial Day Holiday.



Shivti Limud for Shavuos Night

Mitzvas Kesivas Sefer Torah
שמחין כנתינתן 
This Shavuos Stay Focused and Awake
מצות כתיבת ספר תורה

The perfect limud for Shavuos night and the extended weekend Sure to keep you focused and alert all night long! To view a sample and to order, visit www.shivtiyk.com Also available at your local seforim store. 

Events / Simchas Lakewood May 28 א' נשא

-Bnos Banquet at the Gratter building  100 Park avenue $5 members 8$ non members 2:00-4:00 pm

-Pre shavuos Halacha shiur for women 36 Glen Avenue 8:00- 8:45 pm by BMG Posek Harav Moshe Zev  Feldman

-Lakewood cheder 51st annual dinner at Fountain ballroom tonight

- Ksivas osios Bais Medrash Ohr Yecheskeך:  At the home of R' Avrohom Luria 676 Park Ave 2:30-5:00

-Hachnosas Sefer Torah to Zichron Shneur leaving from 214 Iris rd 5:00 pm

-Hachnosas Sefer Torah; Yeshiva Chayei Olam 4 pm at 805 Cross street Seudah at Bais Yaakov hall 277 James 5:15 with the attendance of Rav Shmuel Kamenetzky shlita

-Chasna: Benstein wedding in Lake Terrace hall, Lakewood, NJ

-Vort: Hachosson Moishy Gottdiener to Kallah Reizy Kaufman  at Stolin Simcha Hall, 153 East  7th, Lakewood  Sunday May 28th 8:00 pm.

-Vort: Cosson Chaim Tzvi Indig to Kallah Faigy Daum bas R' Pesach Eli at Ateres Yeshaya hall 6:30 pm

-Vort: HChosson Menachem Pollak to Kallah Devora Karmel 8:00 PM Madison Manor, 401 Madison Ave Lakewood.

Friday, May 26, 2017

ערב שבת פרשת במדבר ראש חודש סיון Lakewood Zmanim

Friday, May 26, 2017 / א' סיון תשע"ז
Candle lighting 7:57
Shkia: 8:15 pm
BMG Shabbos shel Chizuk  
  KZY: Harav Chaim Weg will be speaking for the ladies this Shabbos at 5:15 in Shul Ezras Noshim.

Philly Talmidim: R" Yisroel shlit”a  is giving a vaad this Shabbos afternoon at 6:20 in the cheder hachaburos in the beren

Chesterfield 

 A short Shabbos Shiur for women will be 5 pm by 139 Walnut basement
 Rabbi Oelbaum will be giving a shiur for ladies .Shabbos @8:25pm

Tiferes shmuel‏
 Shiur Halacha for women Hilchos Yomtov at 4:15.

Girls Shabbos Morning Program will iyh start this week Shabbos Parshas Bamidbar 10:00 am.

Bais Medrash Albert
The Rov will be speaking for the ladies B'inyana d'yoma on motzei shabbos at 10:15 at the Lax home, 1439 Read Place

Turx: Why Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have a Heter to be mechalel Shabbos

Source- see video below
In an interview with an Israeli website White house correspondent Jake Turx explains the heter for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to desecrate the shabbos. President Trump relies heavily on their advice he says, they are from his most trusted advisers, should the need arise or something happens on shabbos the president has to to discuss it with them. So if an issue with North Korea crops up or anything that is of life and death Situation the president needs to contact them ASAP. He must have them to be avilable at his side at all times. Obama treasury secretary jack Lew who is an orthodox Jew also had a heter to speak to the president on shabbos when the president reached out to him. 

Letter in FJJ from HaRav Aaron Shechter shlita on the threat to the Torah world pertaining to Giyus



Text Version:

Countdown to Catastrophe

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Giyus Asifa To Take place June 11, at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, NY

The Atzeres against the Israeli Government drafting of Yeshiva students will take place on Sunday 17 Sivan/ June 11, 2017 at the Barclay center in Brooklyn. The Asifa was initially scheduled for this coming Sunday in Newark at the Prudential center, however it was postponed at the last minute. The Barclay center seats 18,000 not including the main arena floor. The event is being coordinated by the Hisachdus harabonim togather with The Rosh Yeshiva of Chaim Berlin Harav Aaron Shechter shlita Harav Elya Ber Wachtfogel shlita other Roshei Yeshiva and Admorim.

Kars4Kids Launches "Drive Human" to Promote Courteous Driving

Idaho topped the list as the most polite state in the country, with New York living up to its reputation as the rudest. What about Jersey? or Lakewood

LAKEWOOD, N.J., May 25, 2017  National nonprofit Kars4Kidz is launching a wide ranging awareness campaign ahead of the summer driving season to bring courtesy back to the road by reminding drivers they share the road with humans, not cars. The campaign leverages an array of media assets to promote its message, including video, new data visualizations, an interactive quiz, and bumper stickers bearing the campaign hashtag #drivehuman on Twitter.

The organization is distributing over 200,000 educational courteous driving guides to student drivers in New York and New Jersey in partnership with Empire Safety Council. The guide is available for download at http://www.kars4kids.org/drive-human, along with the rest of the campaign media.

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood Rosh Chodesh Sivan 5777

                    היום חמישה וארבעים יום שהם ששה שבועות ושלושה ימים לעומר
-Vort: Chosson Meir Cohen to Kallah Esti Weinstein bas R Tzvi Dov  at River  terrace 1094 River Ave tonight at 730
-Vort: Chosson Aaron Konigsberg to Kallah Wehl Bas R' Moshe at Rabbi  Gissenger's shul 175 Sunset 7:45 pm

-Parlor meeting for an  Almana ad Yesomin  at 42 Birch, Lakewood 10 pm
-Free Cholent at the newly Reopened Farm Fresh supermarket on Squankum RD
-Yartzheit of Rav Yakov Yosef Lampner Z"L today Yaakov Yosef ben Zundel  Chanoch


Coming Soon: Toys For Thought EXPRESS at Rt 9 and Chestnut in Lakewood

Coming soon! To Route 9 and chestnut in Lakewood Toys for thought is spreading the fun! With their second store, Toys for thought EXPRESS A fully stocked toy store with the best that toys for thought has to offer, conveniently located for all of the new residents on the other side of town . No need to sit in traffic just to pick up a great toy or game for the kids . Need a quick gift? Toys for thought EXPRESS had got you covered. Next door to the all new Four Corners cafe. They are Looking forward to serving all their new customers.

Yom Kippur Koton Minyanim Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan Lakewood

תפילת השל"ה Tefilas Hashla HERE Today!

RCCS reminds you to say tefillas Hashl"ah and asks that you add a few kapitlach tehillim for 135 Lakewood families that are being helped by RCCS
 Minyanim for Yom Kippur Katan around Lakewood:
Kol Shimshon
Somerset Walk 1:30 and 7:00
Lev Avos today 1:20pm
Alumnai 1:45
B"M kelmwoods Westgate 2:45
 Chateau 6:30
Satmar every hour bottom of the hour

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood May 24t ערב ראש חודש סיון

Vort: Chosson Yaakov Fallas to Kallah Escava Bas R' Yitzchok at 223 Iris rd Lakewood, NJ 8:00 pm
-Wedding:  Tendler- Kline N'eemas Hachaim hall
Engagements:
Yanky Braun to Leah Weingarten (Lakewood)
Mayer Cohen (Lkwd) Esti Weinstein (Lkwd)
Shloimy Malin(Lkwd) to Tova Goldberg

 -Bensalem Kollel & outreach center Parlor meetings at  269 Ridge, 22  Kletzk, 137 Colony, 155 White Rd Jackson,  14 Taft, 1134 E County line , 23 Aspen, 64 Queens ct.
- Yeshiva Mercaz hatalmud of Monsey parlor meeting at 27 Windermere, Lakewood, NJ
-Lev L'achim annual Lakewood Asifa with  Live hookup to E"Y Rav Dovid Cohen and Rav Yitzchok  Zilberstein. Speaking Rav Malkiel Kotler,Rav Uri Zohar, Rav Lazer Sorotzkin, Rav Natan Chafetz
 -A night out for women Ladies Auxiliary Stolin Lkwd at Lake Terrace hall 8:30 pm Public recitation   of tefilas Hashla.
-Chazak of Lakewood Women's preparation for Shavuos by Harav Simcha Bunim Cohen  41 Clearstream 7:30 pm
- RCCS  Parlor meeting 19 Chardonnay CT
- Darchei Torah Alumni pre shavuos gathering 79 Canary Somerset walk.  9:00pm Rav Bender.

Slonim moving to Lakewood at Oak Street Core

Tonight in Lakewood: A Women's Preparation For Shavuos


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

At The OU Annual Kashrus Conference

OU.org- Novominsker Rebbe Acclaims OU Kosher At Its Annual Kashrus Conference: You Make It Possible for Thousands of Yidden to Have a Receptive Heart for all Matters Holy” see more here

 

Events Lkwd 5/23

-Parlor meeting Yeshiva Mishkan Hatalmud at 223 14th street Lakewood, NJ
-Pre Shavuos Cooking Event  at Gourmet Glatt Lakewood with Naomi Nachman  & Raizy Fried 

Tonight 5/23 Lakewood Planning Board Meeting

Lakewood Planning Board meeting tonight at 6 pm see official agenda HERE
streaming live y First Amendment Activist  you-tube channel HERE
link to extended agenda HERE TBL HERE

5. PUBLIC HEARING
1. SP 2237AA Congregation Ohr Mattisyahu
 East County Line Road Block 174.04, Lot 59

Watsonsale Shavuos Shopping Lakewood 5777

Click on following links for store specials:

Evergreen Seasons  Kosher West  Aisle 9 

Gourmet Glatt  Kosher Village FoodeX  NPGS 

Shloimys Kosher world  Superstop Farm Fresh

Free cheesecake at evergreen with $150 purchase



Canceled: Demonstration against Giyus at Prudential center called off

A large Asifa about the gezeiras Giyus  was set to take place this coming Sunday May 28 at the prudential center in Newark, NJ. As of now the event has been canceled. It's unclear if it will take place at another time or called off for good. Leading Roshei yeshiva and Admorim were supposed to be there.



Nurse union hangs signs around Lakewood

You may have noticed signs stapled on the electric polls around Lakewood.  Its from the NJ nurses union with an urgent message to patients and their families. It claims that Monmouth medical center southern campus is taking the registered nurses who work the regular units and floors and pulling them to the ICU to tend to critically ill patients. In order to work in the ICU you need months of training under specialized nurses who worked in the ICU. Currently the hospital at MMSC is pulling nurses who were never in the ICU before, to work there. The letter warns that these untrained nurses will be responsible for your family members in the ICU. Same goes with the Emergency room, pulling regular nurses to the Emergency room with no training in dealing with emergencies.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Oif Simchas/ Events Lakewood, May 22, 2017

                היום שנים וארבעים יום שהם ששה שבועות לעומר/בעומר
-Vort: Hachoson Dovy Auerbach (lkwd) to Kallah Esty Udman (Dallas, TX) At 18 Fern Lakewood (off Warren off Pine)

-Chasuna; Bitterman- Yurkowitz Neemas  Hachaim hall

-Hespedim for Rav Yosef Rosenblum ztl at Bais Faiga Ateres Chana hall.

-Emergency parlor meeting Monday 10-11:30 pm for 8 yesomim in Ateres Eshter (Bais Yitzchok) 7th& Private Way

-RCCS Hearthstone event 109 Lancewood

Lakewood Elementary Students help Government Christie At Press Conference

Tiferes Chaya students paid a visit to the NJ state house.

Shloshim: Hespedim in Lakewood for Harav Yosef Rosenblum ZT"L

With the conclusion of Shloshim, Hespedim will take place this evening in Lakewood for Harav Yosef Rosenblum Zatzal Rosh yeshiva of Sharei Yosher.
Bais Faiga hall 350 Courtney Rd, Lakewood, NJ Program will begin with Tehilim and Maariv at 8:30 pm
Maspidim: Harav Meir Herskowitz shlita
Harav Yeruchom Olshin Shlita
Admor M'Kosov Rav Shraga Hager sjlita
with attendance of Roshei Yeshiva the Lakewood Mashgiach shlita and talmidim of Harav Aharon Kotler zatzal.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Oif Simchas/ Events Lakewood May 21, 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Gavriel Hefter to Kallah Leah Wolpin bas R' Avrohom Moshe Chaim Sunday in Leifers shul, 415 Monmouth ave Lakewood Avenue from 7-10pm.

-Vort: Chosson Yehuda Ghodsi to kallah Ashersadeh at Bais Horahh Madison and fourth, Lakewood 7:30 pm

-Tehillas chaya Sarah  Dinner 1115 Cross street. 
- Yeshiva Bais Hatorah Dinner at Ateres Rev a hall 500 summer Ave Lakewood,  NJ
-Shiur: R' Mendel Kessin  Lekavod the yartzheit of the Ramchal Mincha 7:45 pm followed by seuda and shiur at  Khal Ner Yisrael Brook rd and 7th street Lakewood, NJ

-RCCS: Event on the corner of Ave of the states and Pine Street 


Shiva info

Harav Asher Chaim Lieberman shlita Rav of Zichron Shneur is sitting shiva on the petirah of his sister. Shiva in Lakewood is Today only till 3:30 pm. at his home 9th and Clifton in the basement.  Rest of the week he will sit Shiva in England.
Besuros Tovos.

Largest Concentrations in NJ of people buying Insurance through the marketplace in the Lakewood-Toms River Area

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released detailed data on the 2017 open enrollment period, running from November 1, 2016, through January 31, 2016, for the health insurance marketplaces. They show the largest concentrations of people buying insurance through the marketplace were in the Lakewood-Toms River area in Ocean County and in Union City, North Bergen, and West New York in Hudson County. Lakewood has 3,642 on the plan. While the greatest change in the law would significantly restructure Medicaid funding, which could cost 500,000 New Jerseyans their coverage, there are also provisions in the American Health Care Act that passed the House earlier this month that would affect those buying insurance in the marketplace. Read more at NJ.com

Friday, May 19, 2017

Erev Shabbos fire at construction site in Lakewood

Brush fire at the prospect Square construction site 
Video courtesy of: Lakewood News 

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת בהר-בחקתי שבת חזק שבת מברכים חודש סיון

Friday, May 19, 2017 / כ"ג אייר תשע"ז

Candle lighting 7:51
Shkia 8:09
Rosh Chodesh Sivan is on Friday
Weather on shabbos high of 67

אם בחוקותי תלכו...ונתתי שלום בארץ, ושכבתם ואין מחריד...ואכלתם לַחְמְכֶם לָשֹׂבַע, וִישַׁבְתֶּם לבטח בְּאַרְצְכֶם.
שבת שלום, חזק חזק ונתחזק!

7-11 bring your own cup day

7-Eleven is bringing back “Bring Your Own Cup Day” Friday and Saturday.

Starting at 11 a.m. Friday May 19, you can get your Slurpee fix all day till 7 p.m. All you have to do is bring $1.50 and your own cup, as long as you play by these rules:

Did you get your popcorn?

Delivered to Lakewood residents this week , by Lakewood courier, is a bag of microwave popcorn along with the voice magazine. It's a promotion from Oorah Org for the upcoming Oorahthon this motzei shabbos. A corny message "The most "pop"ular event the Oorah auction. 

Farm Fresh reopens

After it was closed for a month or so after Pesach Farm Fresh supermarket on Squankum rd is open again. The store is the only kosher market in Lakewood open 24 hours a day servicing the Kol shimshon area and beyond.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Oif Simchas/ events Lakewood, NJ May 18, 2017

-Hespedim in BMG for Rav Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein ZT"L Rav Eliyohu Meir Sorotzkin shlita, Rav Malkiel Kotler shlita will deliver divrei hesped 6:30 pm
-Vort: Hachoson Yitzy Follman Kallah bas R' Eliezer Karfiol At Ateres yeshaya 7:30 pm
 -Chasuna: Wenger wedding at Ateres Chana hall
-Chasuna: Schwartz- Levi at Neeimas hachaim hall
-Parlor meeting: 125 High Grove Crescent 10:00pm
 -RCCS 6 Mandarin Court 10:00- 11:15 pm
-BDE Levaya of Rav Avrohom Chaim Arnowitz ZTL will be tomorrow morning u 10:00 am at Yeshiva Gedola of Passaic 55 Ascension street, Passaic, NJ 07055. Shiva is at 251 Van Houten Ave passaic nj

Lakewood family evicted from their home please help!

                     DONATE HERE

Dear Friend,

Hi, my name is Raphael I generally am not comfortable with reaching out to people for money, but after hearing my relative’s story I cannot stand on the sidelines and not do anything.

Unfortunately my cousin – a Lakewood resident- who has a full time job and has been supporting has family of 10 kids ke”h, came on to some hard times, and was recently evicted from his home because he couldn’t make his mortgage payments. The bank confiscated his home and he is now living in temporary accommodations. If his situation does not improve quickly he will be left literally on the streets with his wife and 10 children!!

Road work

LPD- Road Work: Vine Street & Oak Street, heavy road construction between 9am and 5pm, Expect delays.

Lakewood students go to Trenton but can't protest in front of DOE building

 NJ.com A dozen yellow school buses made the 45-minute trip from Lakewood High School to an empty lot where Trenton Thunder fans park for baseball games. More than 350 Lakewood school students, armed with signs that read "No More Loans" and "Minority Students Have Rights Too," shuffled off the buses single file to protest what they say is inadequate funding from the state.  

The intended destination for the protest was the front of the state Department of Education building. But Sen. Robert Singer (R-Ocean) said there was a last-minute scramble after DOE officials told school administrators the landlord who owns the DOE building on Riverview Plaza received complaints from other tenants about the protests. As an alternate site, Singer said the district moved the students a mile away to the parking lot of the arena where the Thunder play baseball. Owners of the Lakewood Blue Claws minor league baseball team also

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Rav Dovid Cohen’s Divrei Hesped for Rav Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein zt”l

Delivered for the Lutzk Bais Medrash in Lakewood
הספר מר מאת הגאון הגדול רבי דוד כהן שליט"א ראש ישיבת חברון על ידידו מרן הגאון רבי שמואל יעקב בורנשטיין זצ"ל ראש ישיבת קרית מלך - בשידור חי לאלפים בלייקווד

Oif Simchas/ Events Lakewood May 17, 2017

Vort: Hachoson Yona Nisanov to bas R' Nochum Lemberg At Ateres Yeshaya hall 7:30-10:30 pm
Parlor Meetings:
-22 Shenadoah Dr,  8pm.
Chesterfield Commons  parlor meeting tonight  8pm 1 Mindy Ln
Dinner Yeshiva Ohr Hatotah At Lake Terrace hall Lakewood,  NJ
-Center run Steakout: 2307 Autumn Toms  River 7:30 pm
-Schi challenge sign up: Tent at 107 Liverpool , Lakewood
-RCCS  661 7th street 9:30-11

Primary elections: Meet the candidates

Website YosefTravis.com
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My name is Yosef Travis, I have lived in Lakewood since 2008 and understand how this town has grown rapidly over the last couple years. I am a company owner and have multiple start-up companies as well as running the largest open market exchange for travel points, with over 500 travel agents and points brokers electing me the director of the market since 2013. I am well known within the travel industry as one of the most trusted and respected and get many calls daily regarding issues within the market that have to be dealt with properly.

Lakewood, being one of the lowest median-age towns in the United States, is host to tens of thousands of young families starting their lives off. It is time for a new face on the committee that represents the young voice of Lakewood.

I am young and have been involved for many years with activism within the community.  I feel as a representative on the Township Committee I can represent the thousands of young families that live in Lakewood and they can feel that they have a voice representing them, as well I understand that the seniors

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood May 16, 2017

-Vort: Chosson Duvy Kohn to Kallah Malky Fruchter Bas R' Leiby at 184 Lafayette Blvd., Lakewood, at 7:30 pm.
-Vort: Chosson Aaron Mechelovitz to Kallah Aidel Paneth Bas R' Moshe at Ohr Tuvia 969  East End Lakewood 7:45 pm
-Wedding: Jaffa- Davidowitz Ne'emas  Hachaim hall
 -A solar panel dislodged and fell off a roof at a local girls school yesterday B"H no one was hurt.
Parlor meetings:
-Sterling Place 63 Rena lame 8:15- 11PM
-Pine River 12 Sequoia 8:00 pm
-New England Village 121 Hearth Ct E 8:30 pm
- Hespedim:
-In BMG for Rav Yosef Rosenblum Zatzal 6:00 pm.
 -In Lutzk BM for Rav Shmuel Yaakov  Borenstein Zatzal 9:00 pm listen live on conference 712-775

Tonight: Lakewood Bikur cholim Crohns and Colitis symposium


Lakewood School district sends letter to parents ahead of trip to Trenton

The district is sending 350 high school students to Trenton tomorrow to gather support for more funding. 

 Dear Parents and Guardians,

We write this to you to inform you about events occurring at the High School and our district as a whole.

As you may be aware due to an approximate $15 million deficit, we are forced to lay off hundreds of staff and severely curtail services and sports.The Board nor the Township want this and are attempting to gather support for additional funding from Trenton.

Our staff and students are very concerned.

Therefore, as a result of legitimate concern of our staff and students and so as to have an organized vehicle to express their viewpoints, we are having our history, art, and language art classes focus on our democratic values of First Amendment rights and freedom of the press over the next few days.

Hespedim for Harav Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein ZTL tonight in Lutzk BM

Hespedim for Rav Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein Zatzal tonight in Lutzk Bais Medrash 9:00 pm at 520 New Egypt Lakewood, NJ
Maspidim: 
Harav Dovid Cohen Rosh Yeshiva of Chevron
Harv Yitzchok Sorotzkin Rosh Yeshiva Telz/ Mesivta of Lakewood
Harav Yaakov Busel Rosh yeshiva Edison
Rav Chaim Lubin

High pollen count bad allergy week for Lakewood NJ


Shiva info

- הרבנית מרים טריגר ע"ה בתו של מרן הגרש"ז אוירבעך זצוק"ל  
Shiva is at 24 Irene court Lakewood, Mrs. Tami Reiss, daughter Sitting until Wednesday Morning. Starting Thursday Morning will be sitting in Israel. Mrs. Nomi Rajchenbach  daughter starting to sit in Lakewood Tuesday Afternoon. Starting Thursday Morning will be sitting in Israel. 

-Shiva for Mrs. Rochel Herzog a''h at  1466 park side Drive in lakewood gettting up Wednesday morning.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Oif Simches/events Lakewood May 15 2017

היום חמישה ושלושים יום שהם חמישה שבועות לעומר  
-Hespedim tonight for Rev Feivish Kahan ZTL at Khal Bais Tefillah 33 East 8th Lakewood, NJ  at  9:00 pm

- Vort: Hachoson  Yaakov Raitzik Ben R Shabsi to Kallah Zissy Jackson at Zichron Yaakov simcha  hall  (R' Gissinger)  7:30 PM
-Engaged: Yitzi (ben R' Yeedle) Follman to bas R' Eliezer Karfiol (Lakewood)
-RCCS parlor meeting 207 Nort Crest Place 9:30- 11:15 pm

Video: Lakewood Planning board meeting 5/9/17


Minutes below posted on Youtube page
15:00 Impact fees vary for particular areas
33:00 – Herzel asks why no notice. Lets it pass
35:17 - FAA says Brian never lies. 
36:20 – Ahron Mansur vouches for his fellow developer (Mr. Klugman)
37:00 – Buyer speaks against
37:47 – Second buyer speaks against. Motion approved. Buyers ignored.
50:00 – FAA 
52:00 – Moshe zeines calls out the developers for lying. Motion approved. 
1:00 - SD 2200 Aaron Mansour- Audubon Avenue - Minor Subdivision to create four lots

Prices for food and goods go up

The $3.90 cakes at NPGS in Lakewood went up by 50 cents this week  to $4.39 The Yated newspaper is now $3, Ami  and Mishpacha magazine are now selling at a newsstand price of $6. Previously price increases were blamed on the high price of Gas and other cost increases of agricultural products. With Oil prices  stable its hard to know what is driving up the prices. In general market analysts say Inflation is back, after disappearing in March, and it's showing up in a broad range of costs for goods and services. So while the supermarkets competition  currently may benefit the consumer, in the end prices will only rise.

Flights from Newark to Israel for $298 via Iceland

Flights go on sale tomorrow. WOW air a low cost Iceland airline will start offering four weekly flights from Tel Aviv to North America, via Reykjavik, for around $500 round-trip. WOW plans to operate four weekly flights from Tel Aviv to the Icelandic capital beginning in July.  According to the Jpost The lowest prices for flights from Reykjavik to Newark and vice versa are listed as $149.99 in each direction, according to a flight search on the airline’s website. Among WOW’s other destinations in North America from Reykjavik are Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto.

Lkwd Traffc Report

-LPD- Road Work: May 15 & 16. Alternating traffic on Vine Street between Oak St and Essex Avenue. Expect delays

-undercover state troopers in town

-Traffic around blueClaws stadium double header game today.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Traffic Detour at Somerset Avenue in Lakewood

LPD-Starting Monday May 15th between the hours of 9am and 5pm, westbound traffic will be shut down at Somerset Avenue. Vehicles will be re-routed north on Somerset Ave, to E. Kennedy Blvd and then back down Twin Oaks Drive to E. County Line Road. The project, which includes the installation of new curbing and sidewalks will last approximately three weeks.

Photo: At a Hachnosas Sefer Torah in Lakewood

Mezamrim Choir‏  today ל״ג בעומר at a Hachnosos Sefer Torah for yeshiva Toras Chaim Lakewood NJ.

Oif simchas Lag Baomer Lakewood 5777

-Vort: Hachosson Shmuli Ullman Ben R' Chizky to Kallah Rivky jacobs bas R' Yitzchok at 405 Warren avenue, Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachoson Ari Skolnik to Shana Pepper at 7 pm  Cabinfield Circle in Village Park Lakewood

-Vort: Hachosson  Arye Leib Spira ben R' Bentzion to Kallah Shiffy Rottenberg bas R' Pinchos at Madison manor 4th and Madison, Lakewood 8:00 pm

-Vort:Chosson Akiva Mendlowitz to Kallah Henya Moses bas R' Chaim at 1829 Attaya road, 6:30-10:00. 


-Chasuna: Yossi Wechsler Bais Tova 555 Oak  Chupa @  6:30
-Chasuna: Kastel- Veitzner at Ateres Reva hall Chupa 6:15
-Wedding: Kirschbaum- Goldberg Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga

Lag Baomer 5777 מדורות ל"ג בעומר Lakewood

-Free Bow and arrow with any purchase at Z. Berman judaica stores and also at Toys for Thought 3rd and Clifton.
Sunday May 14th
-Minyan Shelanu 7:00 pm at Blue Claws stadium parking lot lighting @ 8 buy raffle ticket HERE
-Satmar bus to Monroe leaving 5:00 in front of Satmar BM 405 Forest Avenue
-Lutzk 4:00p Rides and BBQ Admission is free for Shul Members only 
-Strulowitz B'M- corner 8th & Madison 6:30 pm Admor Mrimanov will be on hand
-Bais Efraim- Rav Shimano New Central & Leigh Sunday 7PM
-High Street
-Lakewood commons 5 pm
-Hachnosas sefer Torah 12:00 at 435 Squankum to yeshiva Toras chaim 999  Ridge  leaving from Ridge and Brook rd at 2:00pm Seuda at Bais Onya 1210  Clifton  Avenue.
-Hachnosas Sefer Torah 3:00pm 14th street and Tanglewood to BM of Gur 1518  Tanglewood Lane, Lakewood NJ

Videos: Lag Baomer in Lakewood Breslov, Stolin

ל״ג בעומר הדלקה ברסלב - לעיקווד  Credit: Refoel Kenig


קארלין סטאלין below

Live broadcast: Levaya at har Hamenuchos and Yeshivas Mir Yerushalaym of Rav Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein Zatzal



Video: Bnei Brak Levaya of Rav Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein Zatzal

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Watch live stream video from Miron Lag Baomer 5777

BDE Rav Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein ZTL

Photos of Levaya in Bnei Brak HERE
Live stream video of Levaya in Yerushalayim HERE
The Torah world is mourning the loss of the Rosh yeshiva,  of Kiryas Melech Harav Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein zatzal. He was niftar after shabbos at Maynei Hayeshus hospital in Bnei Brak. Levaya will go to har hamenuchos. A live hookup of the levayah will take place at Bais Medrash Lutzk, located at 520 New Egypt Road in Lakewood, NJ, at 5 a.m. ET.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת אמור

                   תּוֹרָתוֹ מָגֵן לָנוּ, הִיא מְאִירַת עֵינֵינוּ, הוּא יַמְלִיץ טוֹב עָלֵינוּ, אֲדוֹנֵנוּ בַּר יוֹחָאי
Erev Shabbos Friday, May 12, 2017 / ט"ז אייר תשע"ז
-Candle lighting 7:44 
-Shkia 8:03 pm
-Sof Zman Krias Shema 9:18 am
-Weather: Heavy Rain all day Gale Watch for Coastal waters from Manasquan Inlet to Little Egg Inlet NJ out 20 nm

-Albert Eruv  was checked, it's good.
-Eruv from Kol Aryeh / Hope To Heathwood  on 14th is up. 
-Cedar Row,  Parkside, Kotler, ND/Canterbury are up.
-Spruce St., Marc Dr, Zaks, Washington Eiruvin Checked & Good.
-Arlington Area Eruv is Kosher
-Woodland Eruv is good

Fidget Spinner craze and advice

-Complimentary Fidget spinner at His place w  purchase
-Mini Fidget spinners at Toys for Thought $1.99
-Fidget spinners back in stock at Gourmet Glatt
-Lag Baomer Free spinners at Aisle 9 with $50  purchase of non sale items
-spintacular sale at Daily deals on 2nd $3,5,6

Here is some spinner advice by HH at Toys for Thought:
Feel free to give your spinner a try in the store. Make sure that you dont hear a scraping noise and that the spinner is balanced. Cheaper spinners usually have cheaper bearings that may not work as smoothly. If the child has small hands, look for a smaller lighter spinner. New inexpensive small ones are on their way.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Simchas/Events Lakewood May 11, 2017

-Vort: Chosson Mendel Zaks to Kallah Ahuva Neiman bas R' Moishe At  Ateres Yeshaya hall 7:30 pm 908 E County Line rd, Lakewood, NJ
 parlor meetings: 
-29 Montana Jackson 7:30 pm
-621 West Kennedy Blvd at 8:00 PM
-35 Rena Ln in Sterling place from 8-11PM
-Coventry Sq at the Clubhouse
-Tallymawr, Toms River
-Ocean point 35 Rockefeller 9-11:30
-Rain tree 1225 J. Scott court

-Seder Limud  tonight lezchus Rav Refoel Shmuel Yaakov Borenstein 11:15- 12:15 Zemel Bais medrash BMG.

Hamodia:Lawsuit Claims Jackson’s Anti-School Construction Rule Motivated by Bias

Hamodia by Mordechai Wincorn

LAKEWOOD - Less than two months after Jackson Township enacted an effective ban on the construction of schools and dormitories, Agudath Israel of America and a property firm have filed a lawsuit arguing that the decision was motivated by “discriminatory animus” to the increasing presence of Orthodox Jews in towns surrounding Lakewood.

In March, a scheduled vote on the ban was delayed after over 150 Orthodox Jackson residents arrived at the meeting to voice their opposition. Yet, a week later, it was passed by the town council amid vociferous claims from its president, Barry Calogero, that the rule “is not against any race or religion” and solely meant to “reduce suburban sprawl and limit unwanted overdevelopment.”

Lakewood Links

-Severe weather possible noreaster  may put damper on Lag Baomer fires

-Big weekend at BlueClaws stadium more than 200 employees at the park to handle the fans 

-State may give more funding to Lakewood school district
State Senator Robert Singer (R-Ocean) told Hamodia that he has discussed the issue of Lakewood’s budget woes with Senate President Steven Sweeny and was hopeful that in addition to loans, funding changes could be in place by June that should benefit the district.

-Flier in Toms River opposing an application warns of other religious groups to demand approvals on similar sized lots throughout the Township Here



Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Oif Simchas/ Events Lakewood May 10, 2017

-Parlor meeting Albert area 1435 Bellinger 8-10 pm
-Parlor meeting Hampshire Heights Bridgewood Avenue 7:30 PM

Engagements:
Aaron Mechelovitz to Aidel Panther
Shmuel Phillip to Sorah Frankel
Eliyohu Alon to Chana Krasne
Yosef Surkis to Brochie Klein



Minhagim for Pesach Sheini

Some have a minhag to eat Matza on Pesach Sheini  it is brought down in the siddur of the Yaavetz (Rav Yaakov Emden) that it was revealed to him from the heavens that the kedusha of pesach and matzah lasts until pesach sheni because when they went out from Egypt they ate the matzos that they came out with until the 15 of iyar.
Some dont say tachnun.
Nitai Gavriel (Pesach Vol 3 Chapter 57) brings several Pesach Sheni customs. Among them:
To increase in Simcha (source: the Chida)
To read the parsha of Pesach Sheni and learn its Halachos (source: The Shalo).

Agudath Israel Files Illegal Discrimination Lawsuit Against Jackson Township , NJ

NEWS FROM AGUDATH ISRAEL OF AMERICA
  
Agudath Israel Files Illegal Discrimination Lawsuit Against New Jersey Township 
Agudath Israel of America and W R Property , a property owner in Jackson, have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New Jersey against the T ow nship of Jackson, New Jersey , challenging  new Jackson zoning regulations, asserting that they are inte nded to prevent Orthodox Jews from opening schools or dormitories in Jackson. The suit alleges that the regulations were enacted wit h the express
purpose of such anti-Orthodox discriminati on, and are in clear violation of Federal law 
The ordinances that are being challenged in Federal court were passe d this March by the Town Council of Jackson, which borders Lakew ood, in an area where many Orthodox Jews live. The lawsuit contends that the regulations were clearly motivated by a de sire to prevent Orthodox Jews
from moving to Jackson, and “ by discriminatory animus against the Orthodox Jewish community .”

The suit cites a number of examples of such anim us, expressed by public off icials and by vocal segments of the public.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Oif Simchas /Events Lakewood May 9, 2017

היום תשעה ועשרים יום שהם ארבעה שבועות ויום אחד לעומר

Engagements: Yehuda Z Hunger to Oelbaum (Lkwd)
 Shimon Adler (Lakewood) to Hudi Feit (Chicago)
-Parlor meetings for Zirchon Feivel tonight:
-Parlor Meeting 1045 Hearthstone Drive at 7:30. Hot Buffet.
-Parlor meeting  23 hekel starting 7:30 hot  buffet by yapchick
-Parlor Meeting 29 Montana Jackson 7:30
- Parlor meeting 209 Pearl street 8:00 pm
-Parlor meeting Westgate simcha hall 8:30
-Shiur: Rav Mordechai Zilber at Stutchein 127 Courtney Lakewood,  NJ 7:30  Shiur on Lag Baomer 9:15 Shiur Inyana Deyoma.

Shiva for Reb Feivel Kahana ZT"L

Shiva for of Haavreich Reb Meshulam Feivel Kahana Z"l, Reb Feivel  Z"l was a tremendous Talmid Chochom who learned in Bais Medrash Govoha. He left behind an almanah and 11 yesomim lo aleinu. Shiva is at 58 E. 9th Street in Lakewood Shachris 8:15 am Mincha 7:40 Maariv 9:00 pm. Family is Getting up from shiva Wednesday morning.
TNZBH

Saying Tachnun on Erev Pesach Sheni

Tomorrow Wednesday the 14th of Iyar is Peach Sheni. Most people  dont say Tachnun Although it is not mentioned in shulchan Aruch to omit. The question is  does the rule  not to say Tachnun by mincha prior to a day that you don't say tachnun apply. There is a debate among poskim the minhag   hayeshiva in Lakewood is to say tachnun today. The reason given is that the simcha on pesach Sheni was only during the time that the Korban was brought and not all day.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Oif Simchas/ events LKwd May 8

Engaged:
-Simcha Bunim Krumbein to Nebenzahl 
-Arye Leib Spira to Shiffy Rottenberg 
-Yitzchok Jacoby to Raizel Paller 
Photo: at the Spira Rottenberg Lechaim with the Tolna rebbe

BOE meeting today, expected to vote no on the budget

With a supposedly 15 million budget shortfall the Lakewood BOE may decide to vote down the budget at todays board meeting. Officials blame the flawed NJ state funding formula for not addresing the unique situation in Lakewood leaving them with out their fair share. The meeting wll take place tonight May 8 , 6:30 pm at  855 Somerset Avenue, Lakewood. see meeting agenda HERE 
As it stands over 100 teachers will be laid off if the state wont kick in. Various community groups have united asking everyone to sign on to a petition calling on the state to fix the formula that will see more money flowing to help Lakewood public schools. There is a fear that they will try to raise property taxes and go above the allotted 2% cap. The district also revised the homeless student laws, where it is the obligation of the township to provide educational services to a homeless student based on his last known address. 
some of the items on the agenda:

80K for a audit
25K monthly retainer for legal services
6K monthly for cloud Voice mail service + 21k activation fee
24k security access control to maintain video services

Sunday, May 7, 2017

TBL- E. County Line residents file lawsuit against Lakewood Township Committee

TakebackLakewood -In 2013, the Township Committee passed an ordinance allowing commercial buildings on County Line. They failed to send notices to people in and around the zone. Due to that, the ordinance should be null and void according to the municipal land use law.
see Lawsuit HERE

When it was discovered in 2017, Mayor Coles committed to repealing the faulty ordinance. At two Township Committee meetings in 2017, the repeal was on the agenda but the Committeemen refused to vote on it - leaving the faulty ordinance in place. Now, residents of County Line have taken matters into their own hands and filed a lawsuit against the Township Committee. Now an Ocean County Judge will likely force Lakewood to do what the committeemen have refused to do - reverse the faulty ordinance.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

80 years ago, airship Hindenburg burst into flames over New Jersey

AP On May 6, 1937, the German airship Hindenburg burst into flames at Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. Thirty-five people aboard and one person on the ground died. Ahead of Saturday’s 80th anniversary, the AP is republishing a version of its original coverage. It was reported from Lakewood.

LAKEWOOD, N.J. >> Its silvery bulk shattered by a terrific explosion, the German air liner Hindenburg plunged in flames at the United States Naval air station tonight, with indications that 34 of the 100 aboard and one spectator perished.
As minor explosions continued to tear its twisted aluminum skeleton and ribboned fabric for hours afterward, an official announcement listed as having survived 24 of 39 passengers aboard and 42 out of the 61 members of the crew, thus leaving a total of 34 unaccounted for. Twenty-four bodies were counted in two places, thirteen at the naval sick bay and eleven in the great hangar itself.
Timothy W. Margerum of Lakewood said there were more corpses in the naval station’s garage which had been hurriedly transformed into a morgue. Many of the dead were horribly burned by the oil fed flames. Margerum reported others were dying. Hospitals for miles around were filled with the injured.


Friday, May 5, 2017

Lakewood zmanim ערב שבת פרשת אחרי מות-קדושים

Friday, May 5, 2017 / ט' אייר תשע"ז
Candle lighting:  7:38 pm 
Shkia: 7:55 pm 
weather: rain high of 67
Admor of Tolna Ashdod will be at Gur B'M 1518 Tanglewood, Lakewood NJ
Comment: There is a serious shaila going around about spinners on shabbos. When you spin the spinner it grinds the gears and a small amount of the metal gets rubbed off each time. It might be a serious shabbos issue

Flooded streets following downpour

Flash flood warnings, issued by the National Weather Service, are effective until  4:45 p.m. in parts of Monmouth and Ocean counties.
 More than an inch of rain has already fallen in many places on Friday, and some areas of the region could get drenched with another 1 to 2 inches in the afternoon, the weather service said.  Around Lakewood  streets are flooded in some cases over 2 feet. Areas to avoid
MLK & Pine  Rt 9, Brookwood prkwy,

Video: At Del Campo Tortillas

At Del Campo Tortillas in Lakewood, NJ Back to work , making thousands of fresh corn tortillas today! Authentic Mexican recipe soft corn tortillas and tostadas. Gluten free. Strictly Kosher . Pareve. Vegetarian. OU KCL CRC
 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Shiva info

BD"E Sad to report sudden petirah of of Hayeled Shalom Willner A”H son of R' Moishe and Devora Willner (nee Salb –Baltimore)
 Levaya 10:15pm 7th street Chapel Lakewood
The Shivah is at 10 Natures Way basement-(Ocean Point off rt 88) 
shacharis at 8:00 am and  mincha-maariv at 7:45pm.
May the mishpacha know of no more Tzaar and we only share in besuros tovos.

Tonight Lakewood Township committee meeting watch live

LAKEWOOD TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING May 4, 2017 7:30 PM See full agenda by FAA Here
 PUBLIC LAND SALE
2. Public Hearing And Adoption Of 2017 Municipal Budget

BD"E

                                     שייף עייל, שייף נפיק, דעסיק באורייתא תדירא 
Levaya of R' Meshulem Faivish Kahana Z"L will take place in B"M Bais Ahron of BMG 10th & Clifton Lakewood at 6:15.  He was niftar earlier today following an illness.  May the mishpacha be comforted TNZBH.

Why Rebbe/Morah should not ban the fidget spinner in the classroom

 LiveScience 

Kids love those fidget spinner toys. But are they too much of a distraction? Teachers are totally fed up with the Fidget Spinner craze and schools across the country are starting to impose bans.
This season's hottest toy is marketed as an antidote for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and autism — but it's also being banned in classrooms across the country. The list of schools banning the spinners seems to be growing and now includes schools in Massachusetts, Brooklyn, New York, Florida, Chicago, Illinois, and even across the pond in Manchester, England.
"Fidget spinners" are small, ball-bearing devices that the user can rotate between his or her fingers. The momentum of the toy provides a pleasing sensory experience, according to user reviews. At least one expert is disappointed by the bans. "These little gadgets should be called fidget tools, not toys, and they can be part of a successful strategy for managing fidgety behavior if they are introduced as a normal part of the classroom culture," said Claire Heffron, a pediatric occupational therapist in Clevel

Lakewood BOE president: pens Letter to the community as budget deficit looms

 The Lakewood school district reportedly could lay off more than 100 teachers see HERE 
This time can no longer threaten courtesy busing, so now other non mandated programs are on the chopping block. All along, the problem was and is the state funding formula. Now they wake up when its apparent with 3 state monitors in place for the last 3 years to oversee a budget, and yet there is still a deficit of 15 million dollars! In any company they would be fired. The BOE will meet on Monday May 8th and likely vote down the budget.

BOE website
April 27, 2017
Dear Lakewood Residents:
As Board President of Lakewood’s Public School District, I am deeply concerned about the major budget deficit looming over our schools. I am deeply concerned about the damage that looming budget cuts will have on the education of the public school students and I know that my concerns are shared by my fellow board members, administrators, parents, staff, and by all Lakewood residents, including those without children in the public schools.