Thursday, July 20, 2017

Simchas/Events Lakewood July 20, 2017

Vort: Hachosson Shmuel Alpert to  Kallah Temi Berman bas R Yechiel at Ohr Tuvia 969 east end at 7:15.

Vort: Hachoson Shloima Steger to Kallah Nechi Gutterman at Toras Aharon (500 Summer Av.) From 7-10 PM

 Vort: Hachoson Stern from Toronto to Kallah Bas R' Chaim Meir Roth at 1 White Dove Ct 8pm

Kollel Bais Halevi Parlor meeting Madison manor 4th and Madison 9:30-11pm

Mosdos Heichal Habesht Yerushalayim Leil Shishi get together at Stamford meadows shul, off Chestnut street, Lakewood NJ  the Rosh Yeshiva Rav Moshe Perlstein will speak at 10:00pm

Heading to the Catskills? Traveling? Lakewood Chaveirim Annual Auto Safety Inspection Today Thursday

Lakewood Chaveirim annual Auto Safety Inspection: Today Thursday 07.20.17 at Pine Park 4:00-6:00 PM. This service is provided to the community at no charge.

Reminder: Nine days begin this Sunday night

Rosh Chodesh AV is this coming Monday. The 9 days begins Sunday evening for all those going away for the weekend keep it in mind.

Last day of boy schools Camp begins on Monday Rosh Chodesh Menachem AV

Today is the last day of The Lakewood boys elementary schools. Some schools already finished the school year  most will have a half day today. Boys were dressed in white shirts eagerly awaiting the last day siyum and other fun achievement awards after a long school year. Thanks to all the Rebbeim, Moros, menahlim, Principals, English teachers, Bus drivers and all those who take care of the children guiding them and instilling in them Torah and Ahavas Hashem. Day camps will begin on Monday Rosh Chodesh Menachem AV

"Those who allegedly cheated the system are extreme outliers"

Photo Credit: @avischnal
The Agudah, Lakewood Vaad and other local organizations held a community symposium to "clarify" and offer guidance with govt benefit programs in response to recent arrests that targeted the Lakewood community. According to the APP  More than 1,000 people showed up at The Cheder ballroom. The report quotes: 
"This is not the time for fright," a member of Lakewood's Vaad, or Jewish council, said during the seminar. "This is the time to look at yourself and say 'am I eligible.'"
Weisberg said the vast majority of people on welfare in town need it. Those who allegedly cheated the system are extreme outliers, he said.

"There are bad actors and bad apples," he said shortly after the arrests. "A lot of this is not, most of this is not."
APP reports Mark Harris, the former U.S. attorney, offered guidance to anyone cowed by the recent arrests. People make mistakes about taxes and benefits all the time," he said. "Making a mistake is not a crime. Being negligent is not a crime. "The crime is to intentionally do something wrong." 
The Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva Rav Dovid Schustal graced the dais.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Fundraising Events Lakewood July 19, 2017

-Yeshiva Heichal Hatalmud Parlor Meeting, Roshei Yeshiva Rav Yechezkel Greenberger, Rav Moshe Weiss, at 49 Sherie Court, Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm Guest speaker: Harav Lipa Geldwirth Shlita

-Yeshiva and Mesivta Keren HaTorah 20th Annual Dinner at Ne'emas Hachaim hall, Lakewood, 7:30 pm, Meshorerim Choir will be on hand

-Mesivta Ne'imus HaTorah of Baltimore, Lakewood Parlor meeting at 104 Reagan Court BBQ and Sushi bar 7:30 pm  GUest speaker: Rav Chaim Meir Roth Shlita

-Yeshiva Gedola and Mesivta of Woodlake  annual Dinner at Ateres Reva hall reception 7:15 Dinner 8:00 pm Rosh Yeshiva Harav Uren Reich shlita

-Yeshiva Zichron Meir of Mountaindale, Ny, lakewood Parlor meeting at  23 Olive Court 7:30 pm BBQ & Wine tasting fundraiser event

-Yeshiva Gedolah Knesses Bais Yisroel Parlor meeting Rosh Yeshiva Rav Yaakov Kokis shlita, at 619  6th street Lakewood, NJ 8:30 pm  Guest Speaker Rav Yehoshua Abba Busel Shlita Rav of High street Shul

-Mesivta Eitz Chaim of South Fallsburg Annual Lakewood Parlor meeting, Rosh Yeshiva Harav Avrohom Moshe Leib Gorelick Shlita, at 5 Ilan court, Lakewood 9:30 pm Divrei Bracha By the Rosh Yeshiva Harav Yeruchom Olshin Shlita

-BINA Stroke and Brain Injury assistance  Lakewood Parlor Meeting at 7 olive Court  Divrei Bracha from The Rosh Hayeshiva Harav Malkiel Kotler Shlita 7:30 pm

Lakewoood BOE Meeting Tonight: Proclamation Thanks Township Committee For Million Dollar Grant but not The Taxpayers

Lakewood BOE will have a public meeting tonight 6:30 pm 855 Somerset Avenue.
See Agenda HERE
Board waiting to hear decision from attorney Inzelbuch.
Proclamation thanking Lakewood township committee for grant.

Whereas, at its June 22, 2017 meeting, the Lakewood Township Committee agreed to contribute $84,000.00 to the Lakewood School District to restore the Lakewood High School Football program which was going to be cut to due to budgetary constraints; and Whereas, the Lakewood Township Committee also approved a $1,157,222.00 Grant

Lakewood School District Budget for 2017-18 School Year $98 Million from Local Taxes

School budget for Lakewood Township, NJ for 2017-18 see HERE or below.
General Fund operating budget is $143 Million  98.5 Million comes from Lakewood Township Taxes additional 42 Million comes from State (including 8.5 million loan, security grants)
22 million from  Federal sources
Total Revenues/Sources Net of Transfers $193,540,464

-Enrollment expected to go up from 4,860 to 5126 students
-$1,942,251 transfer funds to charter schools
-Tax rate estimated to go up from 1.4812 to 1.5053
 Salaries: Not including health and other benefits from state Federal
-State Monitor $115K
-Fiscal State Monitor $85K
-Superintendent $167.5K
-Business administrator $150k
-assistant business administrator $116K
-purchasing agent 111K
-IT director 122K

Route 88 Road Closure Leaves Some Residents Blocked out of their Development

Rt. 88 in Lakewood will be closed nightly  between Clifton Ave & New Hampshire Ave for the next 2 weeks between 9pm-6am for paving. Last night residents from Ocean point could not get in as both entrances were blocked by crews laying down blacktop.

Panel Discussion

The laws are complex and vague there are many grey areas. The lawmakers and experts themselves dont have the answers to many questions and facts. a similar symposium took place in 2015.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


 Please be mispallel for Golda bas Esther a three month old Lakewood child who was airlifted from the Catskills  to Westchester Medical center after she stopped breathing earlier this evening.

Lakewood Resident Discusses Masterplan in a Nutshell

Video Courtesy of First amendment Activist Blog

Events: Lakewood July 18, 2017

-Ahavas Tzedaka of Lakewood annual Dinner Hosted by Dr. Shanik at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga Reception 7:15 pm Dinner 8:00 pm Guest Speaker Harav Yisroel Brog Shlita
9:45- 11Pm Buffet and Zemiros

-Mesivta Torah Tenmima of Lakewood 4th Annual Dinner  Tiferes Simcha hall at Tiferes Bais Yaakov 613 Oak street Lakewood, NJ 8:00 pm Guest Speaker HaRav Noach Issac Oelbaum Shlita

-Yeshiva Shaarei Orah Parlor Meeting R"Y Rav Doniel Cohn, Rav Yoel Dessler, Rav Yosef Rothschild at 11 Glen Avenue North  7:15 pm Guest Speaker Harav Shlomo Feivel Schustal Shlita

-The Center Junior Jog run 7:00 pm on Prospect street. Each runner will receive a Drone followed by a Fireworks show

-Parlor Meeting on behalf of R' Yitzchok Meir Hager Shlita Rav of Chanichei Hayeshivos in Beit Shemesh at 614 6th street Lakewood 10:00PM

115th Yartzheit of Rabbi Yaakov Joseph ZT"L

Thousands are expected to attend the Kever of the Rav Hakolel and chief rabbi of New York city, Rabbi Yaakov Joseph Zt'l on his 115th Yartzheit - 24 Tamuz 5774 -July 19, 2017
He is buried in the Union Field cemetery in Ridgewood, NY at the Brooklyn/Queens Border close to crown heights and Williamsburg. He was niftar in 1902 (5662).
Rav Yoel Teitelbaum, the pervious Satmar Rebbe, would encourage his chassidim to pray at the tzion of the Rav Yaakov Yosef. It is reported that many people have found a yeshuah after visiting the tzion.
 Driving Directions to the kever:

Lakewood Taxes Hurt The Most In All of Ocean County

In a List of of Towns where property taxes hurt the most in each of N.J.'s 21 counties, Lakewood is number 1 in Ocean County according to NJ Media The Average  property tax bills of $6,587. That eats up nearly 16.1 percent of the $40,983 annual median income in this Ocean County township. The township boasts of a surplus of money and keeps giving away tax dollars to the School district when the State should shoulder the burden instead.
Runners up:
In Long Beach Township, the $9,168 average property tax bill is 11.5 percent of the $80,096 median income.

Video: Meeting Was Not Advertised

First Amendment Activist.

Cops Seek Man who Chased a Lakewood Girl Down the Street

NJ Advance  Media reports: LAKEWOOD -- Police are investigating a report that a man pulled up to a Lakewood house and chased a 10-year-old girl down the street and into a neighbor's yard, authorities said. The girl was not harmed and the stranger fled, Lakewood police said in a statement. The girl was in the driveway unloading items from her mother's car in the area of East 8th Street and Park Avenue on Sunday evening when the man arrived in a black car, according to police.

Hundreds Come Out To Protest increased Density and Zoning Changes at Lakewood Masterplan Committee

Read Latest post from Take Back Lakewood HERE
Last night at the meeting residents came out in force to oppose the masterplan committee recommendations that called for more Density and other zoning changes. Police were on hand throughout the duration of the meeting to keep the peace. Residents from the senior communities reacted to the reports that the township released only hours before the meeting. They were upset over the recommendation to permit schools anywhere on Lakewood and the change to zoning near their communities. They lectured the board that there is a higher authority than the almighty dollar and this is not what Hashem wants. One resident questioned if Lakewood is a growing city why are there ads in the weekly papers begging and luring Residents from other  towns to move to Lakewood. Another asked the committee if they will take responsibility when family members will get hurt in accidents caused by the density traffic. A friend of the developers got up and defended the actions of the board and called out all those in attendance for showing disrespect to the planning boards there are bad developers just as there are bad seniors, there is bad in every group. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Live Stream Agudas Yisrael Siyum on Maseches Bava Basra of the Daf Yomi

Simchas/Events Lakewood July 17.2017

-Vort: Hachosson Efraim Fishel Ashkenazi to Kallah Shana Greenwald bas R'  Avromy tonight @ 157 Flintlock drive  Lakewood, NJ 7:30pm

-Vort: Hachosson Ezzy Krieswirth ben R' Aron to Hakallah Malky Green in Estreia -River 978
 Shlomo Akiva Steger (Lakewood)  To Nechie Gutterman (Lakewood)
 Moishe Berger(Lakewood) to Chanshi Braunfeld (Monsey)
 Avi Mehl to Devorah Friedman (Lakewood)
 Shmueli Ganz (Lakewood) To Shevy Rand  (Montreal)

-Graduation Yeshiva Tioras aaron 8th Grade

-Yeshiva Emek HaTorah  R''Y Rav Yaakov Weinberger, annual Dinner at Lake  Terrace hall Lakewood, New Jersey Reception 7:15 Dinner 8:00 pm

-Yeshiva Noam HaTalmud R"Y Rav Uri Meir Kanarek, Parlor meeting 1508  Parkside Drive. Lakewood, NJ Divrei Bracha Harav Menachem Mintz

-Chai Lifeline Lakewood  Coventry Parlor Meeting at the Garden

Watch Live: Video of Lakewood Master Plan Commitee Meeting

Courtesy of First Amendment Activist

Final Lakewood Subcommittee Reports Density, Downtown , Senior community

Recommendation by Downtown committee :
 To relocate the Lakewood Municipal building to Cedarbridge Avenue

 Lakewoood Township published the masterplan committee reports and recommendations of the Housing Dennsity Subcommittee, Senior Community needs sub committee, Downtown Subcommittee.
Meeting tonight at 6 pm.

Lakewood Poskim issue Letter about Take Out Foods on Shabbos

According to the letter  below, some establishments add spices to dishes after they are cooked, to enhance seasoning or presentation such as sesame seeds, Parsley flakes.  The dish now has raw ingredients and if the dish is placed in a situation of yad soledes it can be cooked and one would transgress the issur of bishul.

Tonight: Lakewood Master Plan Commitee Meeting 7/17/17

Please be advised that the Lakewood Township Master Plan Committee will be
conducting a meeting on Monday, July 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium of the Lakewood Township Municipal Building. The Public is welcome to attend this meeting. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Letter in TVOL

Lakewood Catskills Bus Service Schedule for 2017

Bus service from Lakewood to the Catskills Sundays and Fridays $40 one way children under 3 free per adult. For more info call 718-599-5040
 To the Catskills from Lakewood:
Locust Street @ Harmony Park   Sunday  4:40 pm        Friday   9:55 am
Seasons supermarket               Sunday 4:45 pm         Friday  10:00 am
Forest and 9th street               Sunday 4:55 pm         Friday  10:10 am
Squankum and Kennedy         Sunday 5:00 pm         Friday 10:15 am

To Lakewood from the Catskills Sunday and Thursday main terminal in the Catskills off exit 107 301 Bridgeville rd, Monticello Excellent bus service.
Last Day of Lakewood  Bus service August 27th

Friday, July 14, 2017

zmanim Lakewood ערב שבת פרשת פינחס

Friday, July 14, 2017 / כ' תמוז תשע"ז
Candle lighting 8:07 pm
Shkiah 8:25 pm
Weather 86°HI Precipitation 8%
Humid and warmer with periods of clouds and sun
הִנְנִי נֹתֵן לוֹ אֶת-בְּרִיתִי, שָׁלוֹם
Gut Shabbos
Simchas courtesy of Vivaser

Ahavas Tzedaka Dinner Journal Deadline

      Place your Journal Ad HERE
 Ahavas Tzedaka by Dr. Robert and Mrs. Shanik  caring for Lakewood Families will have its annual Dinner this coming Tuesday July, 18 Many of the 700+ families they help are families struggling due to temporary or unexpected financial challenges. The primary goal is to ensure that they provide support in a discreet and dignified manner on a weekly basis and also during holiday seasons. The deadline id Today.

Compliance Experts Speak in Lakewood about Non Profit Administration

Article printed in the Voice of Lakewood

מעדני הפרשה ש"ק פר' פנחס תשע"ז

לקוראי הגליון 'מעדני הפרשה' הי"ו

מורי ורבי הגאון רבי מרדכי דרוק זצ"ל היה מספר כי סיקריק נעמד פעם בבית הכנסת שבו ידידיו מתפללים (סיקריק בעצמו פטור מתורה ותפילה ומכל מצוות האמורות בתורה, שהרי תמיד הוא עוסק במצווה, וגם משום שתדיר ואינו תדיר, תדיר קודם) והלם בידו על הבימה והכריז: השגתי כסף לפאשקוויל, מי יודע על איזה פירצה?

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Lakewood Mayor Responds to Criticism at Meeting

Lakewood Mayor responds angrily after resident questioned the lack of leadership from township officials following the recent events in Lakewood.  see video below minute 39:40. The resident was upset at the Township committee for not defending the reputation of Lakewood over the last few weeks. The Mayor said he spoke to various media outlets and that 99.9 percent of Lakewood residents get up early and work their tale off to support their families. Here are some quotes from the mayor during the raids:

 “It really bothers me when people take advantage of programs like this,” Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles told the Asbury Park Press. “I have a waiting list of Section 8 (housing assistance) vouchers of maybe 2,000 families that really need it. I hate to see things like this.”

“To see something like this happen is just like a knife in the heart. There’s so many people out there who need the help. When something like this happens, it turns people against everybody,” 

The mayor asked: “I just want people not to jump to conclusions, not to draw conclusions about an entire community, an entire township, based on the actions of a few people. We’re a township of probably over 100,000 folks, and no matter how hard you try, you’ll always going to have people who will take advantage of a system.”

Is Lakewood township Discriminating Against Private School Students

Once again the Lakewood Township committee gave another million dollars of tax money for Non Mandated programs to public school students. This time it went to the athletic leagues that were cut from the school district budget. Previously The Lakewood township committee sponsored the courtesy busing costs for all public school students while Private school students have to pay a $150 per child fee. The LSTA that controls the private school busing only got money that was intended for the mandated busing of private school students, any extra money, they were allowed to use to cover the courtesy portion but they are still charging a fee.

What Legal right does the township have to pay for non mandated busing of public school students and not cover the cost to the private school students for their non mandated busing. You cant give one sector and ignore the other. If they are paying for busing they should pay for everyone, it must be across the board.
The township has a surplus of money and is spending it on non mandated programs why cant they cover the busing costs of the private school kids whose parents are paying high property taxes.. This is discrimination.

Watch LIVE Lakewood Township committee Meeting

Watch Live: Lakewood Committee Workshop Meeting

NWS: Severe Thunderstorms Warning in Effect

Severe Thunderstorms expected until 6:15 pm in the Lakewood, NJ area. FLASH FLOOD WARNING UNTIL 8:30 PM
Hazard-  60 mph winds and quarter size hail 

Tonight: Lakewood Township Committee Meeting -Tax Dollars spending

Lakewood Township Committee Meeting July 13, 2017 7:30 PM
One Million Dollar Grant to the BOE
Purchase Of Two 2018 Monster Model 337
Purchase Of An Evidence And Weapons Storage System
Purchase Of Downtown Streetlight Upgrades
Purchase From Beyer Ford LLC., Of Six (6) 2017 Interceptor SUV's 
Appointing New Police Officers
Awarding A Bid To Earle Asphalt Company For The 2017 Lakewood Road Resurfacing Program
Authorizing Dash Mechanical LLC For HVAC Services 
Authorizing Barina Automotive Services To Provide Vehicle Collision Repair Services

Unions Can Have a Block Vote but Not Lakewood

Another article with factual errors blaming the Lakewood taxpayers bla..bla...
Lakewood's lesson on democracy: Don't waste your votes

The Vaad is the 11-member council of elders who interview political candidates and decide which way the Orthodox community will vote. Once the Vaad decides, the registered voters in the Orthodox community do as they say.

This makes Lakewood the most efficient political machine in America.

NJ EZ Pass Tag Holders Ripped off at NYC Bridges and Tunnels?

TRENTON, New Jersey (WABC) -- A new study finds that drivers with E-ZPass tags issued by non-New York-based agencies are being charged the cash rate at New York bridges and tunnels run by the MTA, instead of receiving the E-ZPass discount. "

The situation is worse at the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, where AAA found the out-of-town E-ZPass/cash rate (or license plate rate at the newly cashless facility) is $17, versus $11.52 for an MTA E-ZPass."

The study by the AAA Northeast, dubbed "E-ZPass' Dirty Little Secret," found

Heat Advisory for Lakewood NJ


* HEAT INDEX...Maximum values between 97 and 102 degrees due to
temperatures in the lower to middle 90s and dew points in the
upper 60s and lower 70s.

* TIMING...The highest heat index values will occur during the

* IMPACTS...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

Masa U'Matan Lakewood Rental List July 12, 2017

Masa U'Matan Lakewood Rental List of Wednesday, July 12, 2017 HERE 12 pages!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

They Speak Only For Themselves

Leadership means protecting the flock and defending them. It means you don't look out for yourself at all and you are there 100 percent for those you claim to represent. At the moment of truth they failed. When a leader looks out for himself and their personal interests its impossible to care for and to go to bat for the flock. The self appointed spokesman failed miserably. Instead of standing up to what was a witch hunt and a deliberate attempt to target a community, they admitted guilt, validated the charges and threw everyone under the bus just to deflect attention from themselves. They went to the press and gave statements calling innocent couples as "bad apples" who bend rules, they added salt to an open wound. 

Lakewood Events July 12, 2017

-Kollel Shomrei Hachomos Lakewood Dinner at Tiferes bais Yaakov hall 613 Oak street doors open  8:45 Program begins at 10:00 pm Live hook up to EY Q&A with the Tolna Rebbe shlita ansewring  the lakewood communities questions on Chinuch, Simchas hachaim, bein Adam Lechaveiro

-Chai Lifeline Lakewood Dinner Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga, Buffet 8:30 pm Program begins 10:00 pm

-Night at the net Volleyball Tournament to benefit the yeshiva BML at 1343 Forest Glen court, Toms  River warm up 6:00 pm Game starts 6:30 pm Yedidim choir Hot Buffet donations of 250+ include admission

-Yeshiva Derech Chaim of EY Rav Baruch Levi Feivelsohn parlor meeting at 1093 Somerset Avenue Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm

-Talmud Torah of Lakewood aannual Dinner at River Terrace 1094 River Avenue Dinner 7:45 Guest Speaker Rav Asher kalmanowitz of Mir yeshiva

-Parlor meeting for Almanah and 9 Yesomim of Rav Naftoli Sollof ZT"L at 17 Midtown circle Lakewood, NJ 10:15 pm

-Yeshiva Nachlas Tzvi Toronto Inaugural Lakewood Parlor meeting at 9 White Dove court 7:30 pm Guest Speaker Rav Eli Chaim Swerdloff Shlitah

Tonight: Lakewood Planning Board meeting

Lakewood Planning Board meeting Wednesday, July 12, 2017 6:00 P.M.
Meeting will be live streamed by First Amendment Activist YouTube Channel Here

1. SD 2208 Prospect St. Holdings, LLC

Lakewood Township To Give 1 Million Dollars To The BOE

Need a loan or extra money? the Lakewood township has a surplus of money and they plan to give $1 million dollars to the Lakewood Board of Education. Not only are tax payers paying for the School tax but now the township is giving away money from the municipal portion of property taxes to the Board of Ed. It is the states obligation to provide the funding but since the township collected so much tax money its only right that they give it to the boe. There is a resolution for the Upcoming Township committee meeting  to grant the money 

"Resolution Of The Township Of Lakewood, County Of Ocean, State Of New Jersey, Providing School Funding For Lakewood Board Of Education For The 2017-18 School Year".

The BOE initially asked for a loan but officials said they cant loan and will give a grant instead. The money is expected to restore athletic programs that were cut from the budget. According to a report in the APP Committeeman Lichtenstein and Mayor Coles said they will approve the money, and Attorney Michael Inzelbuch said it will sway him to come back as board attorney if the loan is granted, but the state has to find a wa to provide more funding to the district.

Lakewood Industrial Commission Meeting

LAKEWOOD INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION  (LIC) Regular Business Meeting July 12, 2017
Time and Place: 11:30AM Conference Room C (Second Floor)
Lakewood Municipal Building, 231 Third Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701
Agenda HERE

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

APP Video: Lakewood resident speaks positive

He should be the spokesman for the vaad he did a much better job See Here

Live Stream Shiva Asar B' Tamuz Program 7:00 pm

Rabbi Shmuel Dishon, menahel of Mosdos Yad Yisroel of Karlin-Stolin and Rabbi Dovid Refson, founder and dean of Neve Yerushalayim College for Women in Jerusalem are the featured speakers at the annual Shiva Asar b’Tammuz Program of Flatbush.


BDE Reb Hershel Leitner Z"L of Lakewood was niftar earlier today he was found unresponsive in his home. He  worked as a mashgiach kashrus and for local caterers in Lakewood. He was 66 years old according to reports. The Levaya will take place this evening 6:30 pm in Lakewood at the chapel on 7th street and Kevurah in Eretz Yisrael. He is survived by his mother tbl''ch..
Besuros Tovos.

Lakewood Cares Gofundme page setup

You may have read news articles recently related to Lakewood and questionable actions by POLITICIANS as well as BUILDERS regarding zoning. Recently we were successful in challenging an Ordinance that was not properly noticed (meaning no notice was sent to the residents that were affected by the change) for our residential zone in Lakewood.  We also understand that there may be 50 other Ordinances that have also not been properly noticed throughout the town.  The Judge found on our behalf and nullified the Ordinance.  Now a group of BUILDERS has united with a claim to the court to INTERVENE on the ruling.  They are hoping

Shiva Asar B' Tamuz Lakewood 5777

-Amiras Tikkun Chatzos at Chateau Sefard shul 1:15 followed by Mincha through the 3 weeks
-Not fasting? Free Slurpee day at Participating Seven 11 Stores
-Fast is over in Lakewood at 9:16 pm (MyZmanim)
-Drasha from Rav Dovid Schustal at B"M Kelmwoods Westgate before Maariv
-Ateres Yeshaya Drasha before Maariv
-Bais Efraim 141 Miller road Mincha at 8:05 followed by Mishna Berura Shiur Mariv at 9:15
-B"m Albert shiur hilchos bein Hamtzorim after 8 pm Mincha
-Sterling Place Rav Elya Brudny speaking after 7:45 mincha for Adopt a kollel hot buffet served after.
-Kol Aryeh‏ Mincha minyanim 1:40, 5:30, 7:00, 8:40
-Maariv Ohr Gedalya 8:56
-Maariv in Lutzk 8:57 Divrei Hisoirerus before Maariv by Rav Yitzchok Sorotzkin shlita
-Maariv Bais Shabsi 9:00 pm

Monday, July 10, 2017

Oif Simchas Lakewood July 10, 2017

-Chasuna: Lewin- Dovek Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Katz- Rosenblum Ateres Reva hall Lakewood, NJ
-Vort: Hachosson Avrohom Klinger to Kallah Elisheva Herskovitz Bas R' Yosef at Bais Yaakov  Elementry 2 Kent Rd Lakewood, NJ 8:00 pm

-Vort: Hachoson Moshe Shugarman to Kallah Malka Gewirtzman bas R' Sender at KZY Rav  Gissinger shul 175 Sunset Rd Lakewood, NJ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm

-Vort: Hachosson Moshe Garber to Kallah Nechama Kravetz Bas R' Yeruchem at Bais Nosson Tzvi 7:30 pm

Seudas Hilula for Admor M'Bluzhev Zatzal with current Rebbe at 1404 14th street Lakewood 8:00 pm

Tonight: Lakewood Zoning Board Meeting

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT   JULY 10, 2017      7:00 pm  meeting will be streamed live on FAA YouTube channel HERE   

LFD Meeting Tonight

July 10, 2017  7:15 p.m.
Office of the Commissioners
316 River Avenue, Lakewood, New Jersey

10. Fire District Administrator Report:
○ Harrisburg Training Expo
○ PowerDMS
○ Oak Street Hydrants

BOE President Rescinds Resignation Letter

Last week Lakewood BOE president submitted his resignation from the board. The resignation was rescinded and it's back to the way it was. The board is also waiting for Mr. Michael Inzulbach to join the board as an attorney. Apparently the Igud is pushing for Michael to return and are setting the stage for it. A special BOE meeting set to take place today has been canceled.

LPD Investigating torched car incidents

2 cars were torched on Miller rd. PD investigating. cars were torched last night in Lakewood on Miller rd area and Seminole. Police investigating possible bias crime related to last weeks events.

The Maser Traffic Draft study Report for Lakewood

Courtesy of TBL the long awaited Traffic improvement report for Lakewood Traffic/ Some of the suggested proposals will cost millions of Dollars.
-4 way stop signs, left turning lanes, traffic signals at busy intersections
-A Bridge over the Lake extending Massachusetts to Sunset Avenue
-Lakewood bypass road to Howell extending New Hampshire Avenue
-Build Parking garages at 7th and Private way and Clifton and 4th to alleviate downtown traffic.
-Extend Arlington Avenue North
-Extend Hurley to Rt 88
-The state will have to fix rt 9
-Make designated bus stops for school buses reducing the frequency at  individual residences.

Hot weather expected for Shiva Asar B' Tamuz Fast Day

The Three weeks of mourning begins tonight and the fast day of 17 Tamuz begins tomorrow morning. The temperature for Lakewood will be in the mid 90's and very humid. Stay hydrated.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood July 9, 2017

Zwickler- Robbins at Lake Terrace hall
Enkaoua- Gisis at N'eemas Hachaim hall
Akerib- Jacobs Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

Vort: Hachosson MOshe Sasoon to Kallah Goldie Jacobs at the Epstein home 1870 Dino Blvd , Toms River, NJ

-Hespedim for Rav Yaakov Gershon Bursztyn ZT"L at BMG Klein B"M 7:20 pm 
 Maspidim:  Rav Dovid Schustal and Talmid of Rav Chatzkel Levenstein ZT"L

-BBQ on Behalf of Regesh Lakewood at 9 Walker drive Lakewood (The Woods) 7:30 pm Live Music with Strumz

-Seudas Hodaah for Mishpachas Yasolovsky at Tiferes Bais Yaakov hall 613 Oak street 8-11 pm

Tonight:The Phil K Experience

Kumzitz by Moshe Storch 6:30- 9:00 pm 2nd st lkwd Bet Clifton and Lexington

Correspondence Between Lakewood Resident and Professor Heilman

The APP quoted extensively from Professor Samuel Heilman. I sent the professor an e-mail to question some of those quotes, and to his credit, he responded immediately. Below, is the correspondence between myself and the professor.

To Professor Samuel Heilman,

I read some quotes that were ascribed to you in the Asbury Park Press. I know that the press tends can on occasion, take quotes out of context, so I do not know if the quotes reflect your actual views or not. What I do know, is that those quotes do not portray an accurate picture of American Orthodox Jewry in the United States, or Lakewood. As a resident of Lakewood for the past 20 years, and an Orthodox Jew, I would like to clarify some if the points that were raised.

I quote from the APP “The Orthodox members ………. separate themselves from American laws and societal norms, Heilman said.” This is factually incorrect, Orthodox Law clearly states that “the law of the land, is the law”. It is true that Orthodox Jewry has laws in addition to U.S. laws, however that cannot be considered a separation, as Orthodox Jewish Law, is purposely inclusive of U.S. Law.

In regards to “separate themselves from ….societal norms” It would be interesting to know which specific societal norms you were referring

Sunday July 9, 2017 Lakewood Events

- Visiting Day in the Catskills
-Hachnosas Sefer Torah Today Liluy Nishmas Rav Shlomo Zalman Malinowitz zt"l
Kesivas Osiyos 11 - 1 @ 415 7th St Lakewood, NJ
Mincha 1:45 followed by procession to BMG Maariv B"M Vasikin Minyan

-Hatzolah of Jersey Shore Carnival at 100 Grant Avenue DEAL, NJ 07723
11:00AM - 6:00PM

- LCSW, LPD & OCSD Car Seat Safety Check. Today 11am-3pm in Ocean County Park. Each car will take approx 30 minutes.

Seudas Hodaah for Yeshiva Bachur

Saturday, July 8, 2017

והִצַּלתָּם מֵעֵינָה בִּישָׁא דּבִלעָם הָרָשָׁע

סגולה נגד עין הרע וכישוף יאמר י"א פסוקים המתחילים בנו"ן ומסתיימים בנו"ן, והם מסוגלים להנצל מעין הרע ומכישוף.

נֶגַע צָרַעַת כִּי תִהיֶה בּאָדָם, והוּבָא אֶל-הַכֹּהֵן
נַחנוּ נַעֲבֹר חֲלוּצִים לִפנֵי יהֹוָה אֶרֶץ כּנָעַן, ואִתָּנוּ אֲחֻזַּת נַחֲלָתֵנוּ מֵעֵבֶר לַיַּרדֶן
נָבִיא מִקִּרבּךָ מֵאַחֶיךָ כָּמֹנִי יָקִים לךָ יהֹוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, אֵלָיו תִּשׁמָעוּן
נָהָר פּלָגָיו ישַׂמּחוּ עִיר-אֱלֹהִים, קדֹשׁ מִשׁכּנֵי עֶליוֹן
נֶגֶד אֲבוֹתָם עָשָׂה פֶלֶא, בּאֶרֶץ מִצרַיִם שדֵה-צֹעַן
נָחִיתָ כַצּאן עַמֶּךָ בּיַד-מֹשֶה ואַהֲרֹן
נַפתִּי מִשׁכָּבִי, מֹר אֲהָלִים וקִנָּמוֹן
נֵר יהֹוָה נִשׁמַת אָדָם, חֹפֵשׂ כָּל-חַדרֵי-בָטֶן
נֹפֶת תִּטֹּפנָה שִׂפתוֹתַיִך כַּלָּה, דּבַש וחָלָב תַּחַת לשׁוֹנֵך ורֵיחַ שַׂלמֹתַיִך כּרֵיחַ לבָנוֹן
נֻדוּ מִתּוֹך בָּבֶל וּמֵאֶרֶץ כַּשׂדִּים צֵאוֹ וִהיוּ כּעַתּוּדִים לִפנֵי צֹאן
נֹשקֵי קֶשֶת מַימִינִים וּמַשׂמִאלִים בָּאֲבָנִים וּבַחִצִּים בַּקָּשֶׁת, מֵאֲחֵי שָאוּל מִבִּניָמִן

Friday, July 7, 2017

New Temporary B"M for Satmar kehila At Rockwell Opening This Shabbos

Papers Decide What To Report

Radio host Judi Franco on 101.5  comments on the press coverage regarding Lakewood.

NJ101.5-That might not seem clear when the some written media outlets breathlessly cover these arrests as though they’ve never happened before And delighted as they are to report them, please understand that some newspapers have a long-standing journalistic love affair with stories that involve orthodox Jews. Rare are the stories of this group’s charity, community service, or hard work, though. Some papers just have penchant for front-page, bold-type, above-the-fold “Bad News About Jews” (Hey, kind of a catchy slogan, guys! You ever think about that?).

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת בלק

Friday, July 7, 2017 / י"ג תמוז תשע"ז

Candle lighting: 8:10 PM 
Shkiah: 8:28 PM

Weather Shabbos High of 89 some thunderstorms
Fast of Shiva Asar B'Tamuz is Tuesday

כִּי מֵרֹאשׁ צֻרִים אֶרְאֶנּוּ
וּמִגְּבָעוֹת אֲשׁוּרֶנּוּ
הֶן עָם לְבָדָד יִשְׁכֹּן
וּבַגּוֹיִם לֹא יִתְחַשָּׁב

Video: A Message From Lakewood Chaveirim

Lakewood DPW assumes control of the L Shuttle bus, local taxes now paying for it

Just two years ago the Township got a 9 million dollar grant for the Lakewood shuttle bus to operate, At the time the township kicked in an additional $200,000 a year to cover costs and bridge the gap between revenues and operating costs, with the aim of eventually making the service self-sustaining according to Mr. Steve Reinman. Due to low ridership it was not sustainable financially and now the Lakewood DPW has taken control of the shuttle buses. It will no longer be operated by a private company. The buses are currently not operating  this was posted on the Lakewood township website
Due to mechanical issues on the Lakewood Shuttle Buses, local bus service will not be inoperation until these buses are serviced and certified by New Jersey Transit. The Job Link will continue to run into the Industrial Park.Thank you for your understanding. 
 This pattern keeps on repeating itself where township officials spend tax money  promise the world how it will generate revenue and be self sufficiant but the end result is the tax payers keep footing the bills for these pet projects that dont bring any revenue but keep draining the coffers while taxes increase. Here are some of these recent projects that were supposed to bring revenue but end up costing money:
Blueclaws stadium
DPW Truck wash station 
Shuttle bus
Lakewood airport hangars, and the list goes on and on

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Oif Simchas Lakewood July 6, 2017

-Chasunah: Brander- Einstader Ateres Chana hall
-Chasunah: Cohen - Lerner at Lake Terrace --Chumash Shiur by Rav Asher Druk of Yerushalayim ben a Rav Mordechei Druk ZT"L at Zichron Shneur B"M 9:50 pm
-Chai lifeline Parlor meeting at Bais Horaah hall 10:00 pm

Live: Lakewood Masterplan Density Subcommittee Meeting.

FAA: Minutes of Secret Density Meeting Released by Lakewood Township


Watch LIVE: 2017 Camp SCHI Challenge

Watch live on  interactive map HERE
The SCHI Challenge is a biking challenge – the ride will start at SCHI's school in Lakewood, NJ and travel miles of rustic roads and beautiful scenery to Camp SCHI. What sets this athletic endeavor apart from other biking events is that

Vaad Says Dont Condemn the Community - The Vaad members were concerned that the latest stories out of Lakewood could be used as "a wholesale condemnation" of the Orthodox community, Kotler said. "We have a failure in our community that we have to address," Kotler said, referring to the arrests. "Theft is wrong. We need to do better to educate people."

But, he said, in admitting to fraud problems, "we also have to be careful not to be part of the chorus that condemns our community as a whole."

"We invited him in," Kotler said. "The idea was to educate people and make sure they understood the rules. We have a regret that we didn't do more."

OJPAC: How Media Reports Data

OJPAC- On Friday afternoon June 30, 2017, the Asbury Park Press which is owned by Gannett had a lead story online titled, "Lakewood welfare: Half of Lakewood's children on government assistance." In it, APP staffer Payton Guion gave the numerical amount of children in Lakewood from married couples households who are on government assistance (18,200) and compared it to Newark the largest city in New Jersey who is second with the total number of children from married households on assistance (7,800).

          Apparently, the goal was to show how bad Lakewood is compared to the next municipality in terms of children on assistance. However, 81% children in Lakewood live in married couples households whereas less than 40% children in Newark live in such households, so of course when comparing those two municipalities which have an elevated level of children in poverty, Lakewood will have more children in married couples households on assistance than Newark.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Oif Simchas/ Events Lakewood July 5, 2017

Stein- Yonash at Ateres Chana hall
Frankel- Gifter at Ateres Reva hall
Kogel- Blum fountain ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Gurwitz- Kreiser Ne'emas Hachaim hal
Goldstone- Walkin Lake Terrace hall

-Lakewood Hatzolah auction
-Vaad L'hatzolas Nidchei Ysrael Parlor meeting Esther Gerber hall 5th and Madison 8:45 pm
Guest speaker Harav Uren Reich shlita
-Yeshiva Bais Yisrael Rav Shmuel Miller parlor meeting at 1455 Heathwood 8:00 pm
- Shidduch asifa for bochurim hashkafa and Chizuk by Rav Elya Brudny shlita at BM vayoel Moshe 613 7th street 10:45 pm

WATCH LIVE: Lakewood Hatzolah Auction Fundraiser

Hamodia: Harav Yaakov Gershon Bursztyn, Z”l

Hamodia -The sudden and untimely passing of Harav Yaakov Gershon Bursztyn, z”l, has left a tremendous void in Bais Medrash Govoha, Lakewood, and Klal Yisrael as a whole. Rav Yaakov Gershon personified what it meant to be a Lakewood ben Torah; his every step was defined by his identity as a talmid of BMG. He retained this identity in its totality as he transitioned from a yungerman within the beis medrash to an integral member of the yeshivah’s administration, serving as registrar for nearly 45 years. In this capacity, he saw the growth of the yeshivah from some 600 talmidim in the early 1970s to more than 10 times that many today — and he comported himself in the same way in both periods.

Tonight: Lakewood Hatzolah Auction Watch Live!

Lakewood Township Summer Recreation 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Master Plan Housing Density Subcommittee meeting July 6

Please be advised that the Housing Density Subcommittee of the Lakewood Township Master Plan Committee will be conducting an Executive Meeting on July 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium of the Lakewood Township Municipal Building. The Public is welcome to attend this meeting. 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Oif simchas July 3, 2017

Schreier- Gorelick at Neemas Hachaim hall

Horowitz- Levovitz at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Schmelczr- Rappaport  Ateres Reva
Schesrtz- Weingarden at Fountain ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Vort: Hachosson Ami Heller to Kallah Gitty Zlotowitz bas R' Ira at White oaks shul 7:30 pm

Video: NJ Heritage Buses at Lakewood Bus Terminal

Did you know there are antique NJ transit buses parked at the Lakewood bus terminal as part of NJ Heritage bus museum. On weekends enthusiasts come by and drive these buses around the block.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Rev. Hafner's Take

(For immediate publication, please publish, you have my permission to publish - For Verification Rev. Dr. Eric Hafner- 1001 Fischer Blvd Unit 155, Toms River, NJ 08753 (email is best way to reach, if you need phone please email) ) -____________
Dear Editor,

 It is highly suspicious to observe only Orthodox Jews being prosecuted, with mugshots being plastered across to the media, in what Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato has termed as a crackdown on welfare fraud in Lakewood. Not a single-member of Lakewood's large Mexican immigrant population, who are often paid in cash and lacking lawful immigration status are being accused of such fraud.

 It is improbable that in a town-wide crackdown, the only offenders would be from the Orthodox community. While convicted sex offenders charged with new crimes have been released with no bail in Ocean County, some of the Lakewood residents charged in this prosecution (which appears to be a persecution), have been forced to pay $100,000 bail in order to secure their pre-trial release.

 In 2015, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato declined to prosecute the neo-nazi daughter of a NJ State Trooper who tweeted threats to bomb and run over members of Lakewood's Orthodox Jewish community with her car, with photos of her prospective targets, including young Jewish children. In 2010, Amit Bornstein, a Jewish man from Marlboro died in the Monmouth County Jail after being beaten by Sheriff's Officers. Anti-semitism has long been a problem among law enforcement in New Jersey, and these recent events show that it has yet to be addressed.

Rev. Dr. Eric Hafner Recent Candidate for U.S. Congress Toms River, NJ

Dr. Choen Sitting Shiva

Dr. Jonathan Cohen is sitting Shiva for his mother, Paulyn Cohen A”H (Pesha Fayga bas Avrohom), of Teaneck, New Jersey. Dr. Cohen will be sitting through Friday, at his home, 826 South Lake Dr. Shacharis 7:15am, Mincha/Maariv 8:15pm. No visiting 12:30-1:30, 6:30-7:00 and not later than 10:30.

Avoid Hillside Blvd - Accident

Avoid Hillside Blvd, there was an accident by intersection of Hillside and Kingsfield, a car smashed into a parked vehicle. Hatzoloh transported patients to the hospital.

Lakewood Township Fireworks over Lake Carasaljo

Tomorrow evening July 3 There will be a concert at Lake Carasaljo 7:30 pm followed by Fireworks display over the Lake.

Lakewood and Gov. Programs Headlines Podcast 7/1/17

Matzav - Petirah of Rabbi Yaakov Gershon Burstyn z”l

Matzav It is with great sadness that reportsvthe passing of Rabbi Yaakov Gershon Burstyn, who suffered a heart attack on Shabbos morning in Lakewood, NJ, where he resides. He was 74. Rabbi Bursztyn served as the registrar at Beth Medrash Govoah, whose hanhalah he had been a part of for many years. Rabbi Burszty was in serious condition and was being treated at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, NJ. He passed away this morning. The levaya will take place at 2 PM at Beth Medrash Govoha, located at 6176 Street, between Private Way and Lakewood Avenue, in Lakewood, New Jersey. Kevurah will follow at the E. 7th St. Cemetery in Lakewood. Yehi zichro Boruch.

Milk Recall

The New York State Agriculture Commissioner stated that 1% low fat milk produced by Mountain Fresh Dairy in Binghamton, New York is being recalled for improper pasteurization. The notice states, “Proper pasteurization heats milk in order to effectively eliminate all pathogenic bacteria, such as Listeria and Salmonella.” No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled 1% low fat milk was sold at three grocery stores in Lakewood and Jackson, New Jersey: NPGS (The Co-op) at 2080 West County Line Road in Jackson, 231 Main Street in Lakewood, and 152 James Street in Lakewood. Click Here! The milk was sold under the name Mountain Fresh. It was also distributed by the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) in Broome County, New York. The product was packaged in a half-gallon, plastic container with the container code: USE BY JUL 07 2017. If you purchased this product, do not consume it. Throw it away in a sealed or double bagged package so other people can’t eat it.

Atzeres Tfillah in E"Y

Today: Touch-a-Truck Day at First Energy Park

The BlueClaws will hold their second Touch-a-Truck Day at FirstEnergy Park prior to their game on Sunday, July 2nd.

The fun in front of the ballpark will begin at 11:00 am. There will be a wide variety of trucks - from fire trucks to utility trucks to emergency vehicles and others - for kids to explore. There is no cost to participate.