Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 31, 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Shmuel Bernfeld to Hakallah Aliza Bernfeld  at  River Terrace 1094 River Ave Lakewood NJ 7:30pm
-Chasuna: Rennert- Pereira at Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: Strigowsky- Friedman Lake Terrace hall

Lakewood Planning Board Meeting tonight

Planning Board meeting tonight 6:00pm at municipal building.  Keep in mind
The Lakewood Township Halloween Parade going on at Lakewood Town Square at 4:00pm.


Silence Of The Vaad

In the next few days Lakewood residents will be inundated with robo calls mailings flyers and PR articles promoting the Vaad and its backed candidates for next weeks elections. They will tell you how they were there for us as a kehilla and how important it is that we show a unified force. They will tell you how they are working to lower taxes alleviate traffic etc.
The last few months following the primary elections, the town was in the process of creating a master plan for the future development of Lakewood. Meetings were held by various committees in town hall over a 5 months period. Hundreds of Lakewood residents showed up weekly and voiced strong opposition to the master plan. Residents  spoke up about the traffic and density issues how it affects the quality of life. Young and old, Kollel guys, baal habatim, Rebbeim, morah's all took to the podium pleading with township officials about the traffic impact on their daily life as well as the proposed density with no infrastructure. (The few who spoke up in favor were almost all related to developers or had a financial gain from it.) Many residents who dont show up are just as frustrated the silent majority may not want to vote against the vaad but the vaad does not seem to represent the best interests. They claim the density is needed to keep homes affordable but contrary to that statement young couples can no longer afford to buy in Lakewood. Homeowners are watching their taxes sky rocket again and again. As was recently proven all this density is benefiting outsiders who are moving to Lakewood from NY and other places.

You would think that through the whole ordeal the Vaad would at the very least issue a statement or show some sympathy to the community it claims to represent.
  However the Vaad was silent not one word about what was going on in town.  Vaad affiliated media were silent at times and did not  report or provide information to the public. Should we trust them now when they say they have the public's best interest in mind? after they were silent all along.
 And if the vaad is pro the density than they for sure dont represent the best interest of the community.
During the highly publicized arrests and public witch hunt of Lakewood residents paraded in front of cameras for the world to see the vaad was silent! when they finally issued a statement they threw residents under the bus and called them "bad apples". Even the LA Times called out the well publicized raids targeting the community. Ironically the Vaad recently issued statements on other matters not related to Lakewood. This  makes it even more surprising that nothing was said or done about the master plan. Some claimed that members benefited from the proposed zoning changes, that's claim is up to speculation and not verified, but the silence in light of everything else is deafening.

Coffee with Cosmo At Kava

Join the employees of Cosmo Insurance Agency at Kava Coffee for an educational seminar that will focus on the topics of: Health Insurance Open Enrollment
 7:00 PM Coffee Bar & Pastries
 7:45 PM Introduction to Health Insurance Open Enrollment
 8:00 PM QA Open Discussion | Address Health Insurance
 Questions 9:00 PM Closing
Location: 6791 Route 9 North Howell, New Jersey 07731

Agudath Israel amends Lawsuit V Jackson, adds Eruv Ban

JacksonleaksAgudath Isreal has filed a motion to amend its lawsuit previously filed over ordinances adopted to ban schools and dormitories to include allegations that an ordinance which effectively blocked requests from residents to construct eruvin (plural of eruv) was made with discriminatory intent as well. This should come as no surprise as recent township emails released pursuant to NJ’s OPRA laws (and all available here) revealed the obvious targeting of eruvin. As reported elsewhere, the “Jackson Eruv Association” is considering their own lawsuit as well.
 See official statement from the Agudah website HERE

Updated lawsuit is available below, the judge will rule whether to accept the amended version despite Jackson’s objections on November 20th.



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Monday, October 30, 2017

Harav Abba Brudny Shlita Joins Hanhala of BMG as Mashgiach

Hagaon Harav Abba Brudny Shlita will be Joining the Hanhala of Lakewood Yeshiva Bais Medrash Govoha and will serve as a Masgiach Ruchani to the Bnei Hayeshiva. As the Yeshiva keeps growing KA"H there is a need to add more staff to serve the needs of the talmidim. HaRav Brudny is also a Magid shiur at the Yeshiva RJJ of Edison. Rav Brudny is the son of Hagaon Harav Shmuel Brudny Zatzal  Rosh Yeshiva of the Mir Yeshiva Brooklyn. His Brother Harav Elya shlita is currently the Rosh Yeshiva in Mirrer yeshiva.

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 30, 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Dovid Nussbaum to Kallah Esty Einhorn at Bais Nosson Tzvi     1415 Willow Court corner 14th street 8:00 pm
-Vort: Hachoson Chaim Bistrisky to Kallah Bas R' Mechy Mermelstein at Ateres   Yeshaya hall 8:00pm
-Vort:Hachosson Binyomin Klein at Bnos Devorah hall 360 oak street Lakewood 
-Vort: Hachosson Mordy Berkowitz to Kallah Blimi Mandel Bas R' Yitzchok at  Glatt Gourmet 1094  River ave 7:30 to 11:00pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yitzchok Suchy to Hakallah bas R' Shmuel Gordon at Ohr Tuvia hall 969 East End.
-Vort:  Hachosson Chaim Mordechai Sitorsky to Hakalah Bas  R' Yehoshua (Shuey) Frankel at 13  Gefen Drive, Lakewood at 8:00 PM.

-Chasuna: Fogel- Epstein Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Ganz- Rand at Fountain Ballrom Lakewood cheder hall
-Chasuna: Somekh- Benno Ateres Reva hall

Home Buyer Event

"Unity in Lakewood" contest winner displayed on the Billboard

Well its not just ads that are displayed on the digital billboard.

The Lakewood Board of Education is excited to announce its “Unity in Lakewood” art contest, which is open to all students in grades 6 through 12.

The Art Contest is being sponsored by Michael I. Inzelbuch, Esquire and Scoop Outdoor.
Students will be tasked with drawing a LOGO representing how people of all cultures, races, and religions can live together in unity.
Students will be placed in one of two categories: Middle School (Grades 6 through 8) or High
School (Grades 9 through 12).
All artwork must be completed on standard 8.5 x 11 white paper, and must include the name of the student, grade level

New Cheder Tiferes Yisroel to open in Lakewood

Accident knocks out Power on James Street

Updated: Estimated restoration at 4:30 pm
Over 1500 JCP&L costumers in The James street area in Lakewood are without power after a truck knocked down a utility pole. power is expected to be restored in the next hour. The Bnos Melech girls school on James street se students home after they lost power and the water pumps could not work.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 29, 2017

-Vort: Hachsson Dovid Singer to Hakallah Pesil Gittel Rosenbaum Bas Reb   Itcheh  at Yeshiva Ktana hall 120 second street Lakewood, NJ 7:00pm
-Vort: Hachosson Eli Halpert to Kallah Bas R' Dovid Rokove at Tashbar hall 82   Oak street 8:30 pm
-Vort Hachosson Shloimy Rubinfeld to Hakallah Rena Raitzik Bas R' Shabsi  at   Zichron Shneur hall 7:30 pm
-Vort Hakalla Miriam Solomon bas R' Yosef at Bais Yaakov Ohel Esther 7:00PM.

-Chasuna:  Dickstein- Pachtman Ateres Chana 
-Chasuna:Mehl- Friedman at Lake terrace hall

Lakewood Township cancels Committee meeting until day after Elections

The scheduled Lakewood Township committee meeting of November 2nd was canceled and rescheduled until November 8 the day after the general elections. The committee was expected to vote on ordinances that were approved through the masterplan.
This was posted on the township website.


Master plan Video:

-Watch Video replay of meeting HERE HH speaks at 1:00:44

Lakewood Store Updates

Grand opening: 
Sushi Nation at Chateau plaza 916 river avenue
Gluten Freedom at Cross River Mils 200 River Avenue unit 10D
NPGS 4th location at Seagull Square
Torah Treasures new expanded store on 2nd street

 Schweitzer Candy moved to 522 Brick Blvd suite 203

Goodmans Health food store on Clifton Ave (Continuing at Gourmet Glatt)

Saturday, October 28, 2017

APP Endorsement: Guadagno Best choice for Governor

Even the Liberal APP endorsed Republican Kim Guadago for NJ Governor over Democrat Phil Murphy. The paper says "She is best equipped, through experience and a fiscally conservative governing philosophy, to address what most New Jersey residents have long regarded as the state’s number one issue — crushing property taxes. Murphy, on the other hand, has made campaign promises that would require tens of billions of dollars in new spending at a time when New Jersey has the highest debt burden per capita in the nation. The paper claims Murphy "has run a campaign built on snake-oil promises to address virtually every problem facing New Jersey by throwing even more money at it. His disturbing lack of focus on the tax burden is dramatized by his campaign website’s failure to list property taxes as a major heading in his issues section." One of the key reasons we support Guadagno is because a Republican is necessary in the governor’s chair to keep the Democratic-majority Legislature’s profligate impulses in check. While Gov. Chris Christie’s tenure was a major disappointment in many ways, he largely succeeded in reining in the Democrats on spending. That can’t be overlooked, not in a state that has far and away the highest property taxes in the nation. Read more at APP.com

Serious Accident

Accident tonight on Rt 88 with injuries medivac required to transport patient.

Tonight: RCCS Lakewood Melava Malka for Heimish Olam

Friday, October 27, 2017

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת לך לך ז׳ חשון תשע״ח

Erev Shabbos Kodesh Parshas Lech Lecha Friday 7 Cheshvan 5778/October 27, 2017

"ונברכו בך כל משפחות האדמה"
Candle lighting 5:42 PM
Shkia  6:00 pm

weather: clear high of 68
מברכים בה׳׳ב

NWS: Coastal Storm on Sandy Anniversary

A major storm is expected for Sunday into Monday on the east coast. Heavy flooding rain and damaging tropical storm/hurricane force winds are possible for the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Exact track will determine strength. A strong storm system will move through the area potential for heavy rainfall, which may lead to localized flooding.

Lakewood Sample Ballot for General Election November 7th

Elections for two slots on the township committee
Elections for Board of Ed 3 slots for 3 year term and two slots for one year term 
Elections for Lakewood Fire Commissioner

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 26, 2017

Chasuna: Perlow- Slomovitz Ateres Reva hall
Chasuna: Tesser- Spielman Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

Drasha: Harav Yoel Roth Rosh Yeshiva Tiferes HaTorah of Breslov will speak at the Breslov B"M of Lakewood 423 6th street 9:30 pm

Israel TV reports on Lakewood Chavrusah Tumul

A TV crew from Israel Channel 2 was on hand to report on the Chavrusah Tumul at BMG ahead of the new zman

Today: LFD Commissioners Board Meeting

Board of Fire Commissioners Fire Distric No. 1 316 River Avenue Lakewood, NJ 08701
October 26, 2017 4:30 p.m.
Office of the Commissioners
Resolution 2017 Creation of Paid Positions
○ Resolution Authorizing the Creation of the Paid Positions for a Fire Lieutenant 1st Level Supervisor and a Fire Captain 2nd Level Supervisor on 2nd Reading;

○ Resolution Creating the Paid Position of Clerk;

Analysis: Developers are Laughing all the way to The Bank

Let's be honest with ourselves. They gave Eagle Ridge more dense zoning then R7.5. By making it 3.6 per acre on gross, being that more then half isn't buildable that's 7.2+ per acre that's buildable. That was the point of it not being R12. R12 is 12k square feet. Hee there is NO requirement whatsoever again NO requirement whatsoever as long as the gross has 3.6.

They won last night big time, big time. They got more then the ever dreamt of. So weird how people thought AK and the developers won't win.

Forget about making traffic a C requirement. A colossal joke. The township will be paying an engineering company with OUR tax money to call it a C. The 9 could be called a C if an engineer is hired to call it C. They should at least save the cost of an engineer firm and just skip that requirement.

So stop drinking coolade and admit the citizens of Lakewood were ....

Loui is a tzadik a huge tzadik. But come on you couldn't make them admit that they are making Eagle Ridge more dense. I understand they lied in public by saying it's the same.he should of kept asking one simple question until they admit it. If 3.6 is the same as R12 them make it R12. No problem we are on the same page. So make it R12. Aha you don't so fess up why not.

They still would of gotten the 3.6 as the fix was in. Make them admit it in public. Make them have a little shame.

And let's not forget the lie that Mr .... said about setbacks will be like R12. Hilarious just hilarious. Will be waiting to see that in a resolution. Come back to me in 20 years an I will still be waiting. Not that it even makes sense. So a triplex or row house will need between each row a few feet more because there is R12 setbacks so a row of 8 houses will need a few feet more between the next rowhouse. Even if they do include that it's a hollow victory

Let's continue.  College Campus. Pure lie that they could build 300 apartments. As Mr Greenberger asked that don't they need street vacation which means that as of

The Great BIG Jsrsey Shore Challah Bake!


LAKE TERRACE, 1690 OAK ST, LAKEWOOD, NJ 08701, 26 OCT 2017  07:00
Address: 1690 Oak St, Lakewood, NJ 08701, USA

The 3rd Annual Challah Bake will give us a collective opportunity to join in the global movement of the Shabbos Project - bringing together thousands of Jewish women from diverse backgrounds, communities, and religious groups to generate Jewish unity. Join with us as we create an evening of inspiration, unity and women power. For Women and girls ages 12 and up. We will each make 2 traditional challahs from scratch( baked at home!) in

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Photo: Solidarity Shiur

The entire Yeshiva of Kneses Yitzchok Chadera had a solidarity night seder outside the IDF jail where some of their Bochurim were arrested as draft dodgers. The Rosh Yeshiva Harav Yehoshua Erenberg Gave a shiur klali outside the prison.
ישיבת כנסת יצחק חדרה

TBL: Master Plan approved with Positive changes

Takebacklakewood report:
The Planning Board voted to approve the Master Plan with numerous changes.

While there were numerous positive changes made - this Master Plan will still go down as the cause of major gridlock in the South Lakewood area.

Kudos to Follman for voting no. We are pleased that the end result is significantly better than the original plan and yet we know that this Master Scam will lead to thousands of houses and extreme congestion. At least we got major concessions & huge road improvement requirements.
Eagle Ridge (and other areas of 100+ undeveloped acres) can have 3.6 units per gross acre  

The Cross area lot that has a campus ordinance approval for 300 units in apartment buildings will be allowed to build as an R7.5 which is a reduction from their existing approval. 

Zoning changes only take affect after:
Add a turning lane to Route 9. 
Dualize Cross St. all the way to Route 9 
Dualize Massachusets
Dualize Pine
Dualize Prospect
Attempt to widen James St.

Ensure that roads that are widened are at least a level C of traffic flow

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 25, 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Yehuda Lichters to Kallah  Bracha Eidel Gottleib Bas Reb Chaim Z"L at khal   Chasidim 1401 Cedar Row 8:00pm

-Chasuna: Gottddiner- Kaufman at Neeimas Hachaim hall

Tonight: Final Master Plan Public Hearing

Watch Live Stream HERE
The Lakewood Planning Board  will have its final Master Plan Public Hearing where the board is expected to pass the master plan recommendations. The public will probably not be allowed to speak.
Tonight Wed, October 25, 6pm – 8pm at the Municipal Building auditorium. 

Zara opens Tomorrow at Freehold Raceway Mall

APP,  FREEHOLD  - Zara, the Spanish apparel retailer, will open Thursday at Freehold Raceway Mall, its first location at the Jersey Shore.
Zara, a brand of the Inditex Group, the world's largest fashion retail group, is located on the lower level of the Nordstrom and Lord & Taylor wings. The store offers men's, women's and children's clothing. Read more at APP

The Fix is In

The facts are being hidden from the public, and here's how.

All previous master plans list the specific zoning changes the master plan recommends and why. In this plan, in all 350 pages there is no mention or discussion of which specific areas are being changed, and not even a map highlighting the changes, just to tiny pictures with here's the old map and here's the new. With over 40 zoning changes and no details about them.

These changes will have the greatest impact on the future of Lakewood, yet it's all glossed over and lost amongst 350 pages of blah blah. You got to wonder why all previous master plan we're less than 100 pages, and this they filled 350pgs of talk and talk with no substance. The substance in the plan is what's not being written. And nobody on the planning board called them out, the fix is in.

Establishment of B"M Emek Tefillah Hornisteipel

The community welcomes Rabbi Mordechai Sekula shlita  a Chasidishe Rav from Toronto who will relocate and establish his shul Bais Medrash Emek Tefillah Hornisteipel. Rav Motel shlita led his kehila in Toronto for over 20 years guiding many talmidim who sought his guidance and eitzos.

LPD: Coffee With a Cop

LPD: In case you missed us the last time, we will be putting on a second pot tomorrow at The French Press Coffee Roasters and Four Corners Kosher Bagel & Cafe from 9am to 11am. Please stop by to say hello or to “espresso” your concerns. 
French Press- 95 East Kennedy Blvd

Four Corners- 150 James Street

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Bobov 48, Building 120 Homes at Prospect & Cross street in Lakewood

New Bobover Yishuv in Lakewood. Developers purchased a parcel in Lakewood at Prospect and Cross streets. The plan is to build 120 affordable homes for the new Bobov Yishuv in Lakewood.

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 24, 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Binyomin Sherwinter to Hakallah Henny Rottenberg(Baltimore) at 223 14th Street Lakewood, NJ
-Vort: Hachoson Shmuel Tzvi Hochman to Kallah Bas R' Nuchem Weiss  at  Khal Chasidim 8:00 pm-11:00 pm

-Chasuna: Mermelstein- Ellinson Fountain ballroom- Lakewood cheder
-Chasuna; Susser- Grozovsky at Ateres Reva hall Lakewood
-Chasuna: Weiss- Maline Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga

NJ Sues Mahwah Over Eruv

Jackson next.
NJ.com - New Jersey sues Mahwah over eruv, alleging discriminatory ordinance against Orthodox Jews

The state Attorney General’s office has filed a nine-count lawsuit against Mahwah and the town council, contending that a pair of ordinances passed last summer discriminates against Orthodox Jews and recalls the post-war era of white flight to the suburbs.

Rather than large-scale migrations of whites from urban areas to escape racial integration, Mahwah passed a pair of ordinances that the state argues unlawfully disfavors Orthodox Jews and deprives them of their Constitutional rights.

One ordinance banned non-New Jersey residents from using Mahwah's public parks and the other banned the posting of “lechis,” or little plastic strips, denoting the boundary of an eruv. An eruv is a perimeter in which Orthodox Jews can perform tasks they otherwise couldn’t on the Sabbath, such as push strollers and carry keys Read more at nj.com

Guadango, Murphy discuss Eruv Bans in NJ

With Elections just two weeks away in New Jersey both Gubernatorial candidates spoke out against the Eruv bans in some NJ towns. 
Republican Kim Guadango in an interview with Hamodia newspaper said "there is zero tolerance for any kind of discrimination on any level in any community".
 Democrat candidate Phil Murphy wrote an op-ed in the Jewish standard slamming the anti Semitic rhetoric around the Mahwah Eruv.

 Murphy"When claims are made in public forums that a particular group “destroys” the local tax base upon entry, there is a problem. When a Holocaust survivor at a public meeting is heckled, and then denounced as a fraud, there is a problem. When well-intentioned residents are disparaged as “paid actors” for a “Jewish money conspiracy scheme,” there is a problem. When there is public discussion at a council meeting of the need to give out arm bands to those who will be permitted to use Mahwah’s parks, at the exclusion of those who are accused of “being dirty,” there is a problem.

Hamodia: A related issue. There’s recently been a growth in anti-Semitism in New Jersey. You have it on an official level — Mahwah banning the eruv, Jackson passing a no-knocking bill. Both of these are widely seen as targeting Orthodox communities, saying we don’t want you here. There’s been vandalisms, attacks. You don’t hear any official condemnation of it.

KG: Oh, you hear it from me all the time. We have to be ever-vigilant. We have the most strict anti-bullying laws in the country, or one of the most, and we need to be sure that there is zero tolerance for any kind of discrimination on any level in any community. And if those laws are designed to be discriminatory, they should be banned, period.

TBL: Sneaky changes Put into the Masterplan #Masterscam

Posted at Take Back Lakewood
Final Master Plan Vote on Wednesday October 25th at 6:00.
Official Summary of changes

At the October 3rd meeting, the Planning Board voted to have T&M draft significant changes to the Master Plan. Those changes were strongly welcomed by us.

Alas, T&M Associates (The 'Professional Planners' tasked with drafting the Master Plan) answers to a higher power! Although they received clear instructions by the Planning Board, T&M went off and befuddled their instructions as per secret instructions given to them by the person who really controls them. See below for how T&M manipulated the planning board's instructions.

Planning Board vote: Dualize Cross , Prospect and Massachusetts, add turning lanes to Rt. 9 and only  afterward change the zones in those areas.
T&M Result: Widen or dualize, Cross (from the corner of Cross and Mass-Jackson), Prospect, Mass and Rt. 9. 
The Problem? They could technically widen each of those roads by 1 foot and call it a day. The were told we need to dualize, not 'widen or dualize'. Why the switch?? Also, why only dualize Cross until Massachusets? There is a huge buildup on Cross approaching Rt 9!! (Hint - Satmar built close to the road on one side of Cross and ... owns property on the other side). Further, Ray Coles slipped up and admitted that the ordinances are all drafted by T&M and ready for a 1st reading on November 2nd. What happened to waiting for the widening/dualizing? Why are they secretly drafting ordinances to change the zones already?  

FAA: Is Lakewood Township circumventing Master Plan

FAA: The Planning board made a motion that no ordnance should be adopted until Cross street, Pine street, and Route 9 will be Dualized. The Mayor said at the workshop meeting on October 18 "the planner T&M has the ordnance ready for adoption at the November 2nd township meeting.


Jackson/ Lkwd Links

- Lakewood Company Steps Up To Fly Beachwood Twins Home
 Once the babies are transferred to the plane, they will flight back to Teterboro, where two Hatzolah ambulances will meet the plane and transfer the babies to Newark Beth Israel Shain said.

-Documents Released by Jackson Township through OPRA Reveal Behind the Scenes Activity During Eruv Battle - Documents released by Jackson Township detail how the township council defeated the Orthodox community’s request for eruvs and how determined residents pressuring the township eventually won their battle against the Orthodox.

-Jackson Zoning Board Member Resigns Over Anti-Semitic Comments

-Jackson looks at background checks after Zoning Board resignations

Monday, October 23, 2017

Meet APP Reporter Tomorrow Oct. 24 at The French Press in Lakewood

 Lakewood Residents will have an opportunity to meet APP reporter covering Lakewood, Stacey Barchenger who will be in town tomorrow morning Wednesday October 24. 
She will be at the French Press Coffee Roasters, 112 Clifton Avenue Lakewood , between 8 and 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24. She recently visited a local family in their sukkah.

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 23, 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Yakov yehoshua Bakst  to Hakalla Nierenberg at Bais Pinchos hall  7:30
-Chasuna: Becker- Friedman Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Cohen- Kaminsky at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga

-Mir Alumni Night Kollel begins tonight learning Maseches Kesubos Perek 9. Located at Pine River Village shul 38 Goldcrest Lakewood.  Seder: 9:15-10:30
Weekly Shiur by Rav Yosef Elefant Shlita.

Sorry We're Full

We are full. That's the message that parents got when they called to apply. Not for high school or mesivta not even for elementary school but for the 2 year old playgroup! parents must apply for their 2 year old child 10 months in advance or they will miss the self imposed deadline. The culture of grabbing first only creates a artificial hysteria where parents and even morahs are forced to open registration early because they are scared of loosing out if they wait a few more months. Its not fair for the parents and for the children. So much can change in 5-6 months a child may be held back they may need special services among other factors. We created a panic that only serves the "oischappers" that always look to beat everyone to it, causing a ripple effect that no one gains from. In previous years attempts were made to hold off registration until Tu bshvat but not everyone was on board and once a few playgroups start taking privately, others follow and break the agreed upon start time. 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Excitement Mounts over Trailblazing New Yeshiva

 Based in Lakewood. Ages 19-24. This is an alternative to Eretz Yisroel, BMG etc. 

The Yeshiva World was hit by storm this past Elul with the opening of a brand new first of its kind Yeshiva with a revolutionary approach to accommodating its Bochurim in every way. This Yeshiva was indeed founded BY the Bochurim!

After a group of Bochurim recently  approached Harav Moshe Gutfreund to spearhead this exciting project, he enthusiastically implemented the establishment this past Elul of Yeshivas Lev Elimelech.

A group of Bochurim that wanted high-level learning and guidance in many different areas recruited top Rabbeim to accommodate every spiritual and practical need without concern for any other factor other than each individual Bochur's well being. 

Hagoan Harav Simcha Bunim Cohen Shlita, has  graciously accepted the position of Rosh Hayeshiva, imparting shiurim in halacha and hashkafa as well. He has also developed a warm and close kesher with each and every bocher.

Oif Simchos Lakewood October 22, 2017

-Vort: Hachosson  Chaim Mandel to Kallah Rivky Moldaver at 7:00 in tashbar hall 82 Oak street
-Vort: Hachosson  Yanky Horowicz  to Kallah Toby Gordon Bas R' Noach at Orchos Chaim hall 410 Oberlin Ave S   7-10pm.
-Chasunah: Emmert- Dickstein wedding at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Green- Kreiswirth at Neemas Hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Shain- Ginsberg Lake Terrace hall with Simply sfat band

Today: Noach's Teiva and Petting zoo at Gourmet Glatt Lakewood

This Sunday You'll want to bring your kids to Gourmet Glatt. We are having a fun & exciting big walk through Teivah (Noah's ark) that includes a petting zoo🐫In the gourmet glatt parking lot .
From 12:00 – 5:00 pm Oh and it's totally. *FREE of charge. 

Ad for honest Perspective on Lakewood issues

In this weeks issue of the Lakewood weekly someone took out an ad informing Lakewood residents of websites that report with an honest persective on Lakewood issues. The ad says "None of these websites are run by anyone with their own selfish agenda. None of them will not allow legitimate comments or questions. None of them are trying to control you."                       

Its hard to know what is the true motive behind any site, but this is not limited to online sites the same issue is with the print media as well. Newspapers and magazines have the same biases and will spin the news to fit an agenda or to satisfy the bottom line $$. What changed is that through social media and the internet people are no longer forced to depend on the established papers and sites for the news.

Winter Zman 5778 Begins in Lakewood

The bnei hayeshiva have returned to the Koslei bais hamedrash ahead of the long winter zman. The stretch from Sukkos to Pesach is the longest zman of the yearly cycle.  It's back to the daily yeshiva schedule in Lakewood. BMG will be learning Maseches Yevamos this zman, Hatzlocha to all.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת נח ראש חודש חשון

Friday, October 20, 2017 / ל׳ תשרי תשע״ח

 Mazel Tov: Over 150 Kiddushim in Lakewood this shabbos

Candle lighting  5:51 pm
Shkiah: 6:09 pm
Weather mostly sunny high of 75

Names of 30 Yeshiva Bochurim sitting in IDF Jails This Shabbos

Masa U'matan Lakewood Rental List October, 18, 2017

See latest list HERE or below

מעדני הפרשה ערש"ק פר' נח תשע"ח

 מעדני הפרשה נח מאת ישראל אהרן קלצקין בס"ד, ערש"ק פר' נח תשע"ח ידידיי ומכובדיי קוראי ומתענגי הגליון 'מעדני הפרשה' הע"י ב"ה התחלנו שנה חדשה ומחזור חדש בתורה, וכאשר הבעל קורא קרא בשני וחמישי את ההכנות לבניית תיבת נח, הפלגתי בדמיוני וחשבתי איך היה נראה כל הענין לו התרחש בימינו. מיד עם תחילת הבניה הגיעו פקחים של איכות הסביבה בעקבות תלונות שכנים על רעשים בשכונה מסורי עץ והלמות פטישים,לבדוק האם מישהו פתח איזור תעשיה ללא רשיון. מילאו הפקחים דו"ח, ובעקבותיה באו פעילים מטעם ה'ירוקים' למחות על גיזום כמות של עצים ירוקים

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Kosher Fress

Oif Simchas Lakewood Rosh Chodesh Marcheshvon

-Vort: Hachosson Yehuda Spielman  @ home of Yitzchok Meir Lederer 52 E 13th st. Lakewood
-Vort: Hachoson Mordechai Wiesenfeld to Kallah Breindel Leff Bas R' Zalman at Ohr yecheskel hall 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Sendy Shulman to Hakallah Sarah Mintz Bas R' Eliyohu at Bais Hatorah hall 1815 Swarthmore Ave Lakewood 8:00pm
-Vort: Hachosson  Mordche Shloime Horovitz to Kallah Greenbaum at Madison Manor, 401 Madison Ave., Lakewood, at 8:00.

Chasuna: Fromovitz- Ungarischer at Neeimas Hachaim hall
Chasuna: Alpert- Berman at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

Food Truck Coming to South Side Sandwich Shop & Smokehouse in Lakewood

List of Lakewood Boys and Girls Elementary schools

Presented by The Voice Of Lakewood

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

מידת סדום

In Sedom they fought against הכנסת אורחים the same thing happened last night at the township committee meeting. A family wanted to build a Hachnosas Orchim house for the westgate community in memory of a member who died tragically. They worked hard to find a property and a suitable place for the guest house. After much negotiating and planning they found a piece of property that belonged to the township which was to be put up as a public auction dedicated for non profit. This property sat empty for 20 years and no one even looked at it. All of a sudden some people got wind of this and decided to oppose it. They yelled why wont the township give it up for open space or a park it should go back to the westgate community they claimed. Than came the frummeh cheshbon "we need the property for a shul" there is no room in westgate for shuls they are all packed.
Its ironic that the very same people who are so concerned with lack of space for a shul were silent all along when other kehillos asked to build and expand their shuls.

Surprisingly the committeemen all of a sudden claim to not know what goes on in westgate and want to hear from the thousands of residents but they just passed a one way street sign without asking the majority of residents.

This property sat empty and not once did anyone even ask about it but now that someone else is asking for it they are fighting it abi nisht yenem.
Chazal say האומר שלי שלי ושלך שלך, זו מדה בינונית. ויש אומרים, זו מדת סדום
The Bartenura says
  קרוב הדבר לבוא לידי מדת סדום. שמתוך שהוא רגיל בכך, אפילו בדבר שחבירו נהנה. והוא אינו חסר לא ירצה להנות את חבירו, וזו היתה מדת סדום שהיו מתכוונים לכלות הרגל מביניהם, ואע"פ שהיתה הארץ רחבת ידים לפניהם ולא היו חסרים כלום

Tonight: Lakewood Township committee meeting

Wednesday night October, 18 2017 7:30 pm at the municipal building
watch livestream  HERE

Ordnance to change township code on billboards and signs see HERE by FAA
1. Resolution Of The Township Of Lakewood, County Of Ocean, State Of New
Jersey, Renewing A Liquor License For The Year 2017-18

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 18, 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Yosef Moshe Neuman to Kallah gitty Snyder bas R' Ushi at Ateres Yeshaya, 908 E County Line Rd Lakewood, at 8:00pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yanky Perl to Kallah Kaluszyner at  Stolin Hall 153 E. 7 St. Lakewood
-Chasuna: Gottesman- Golombeck Ateres Reva hall

Tonight: Lakewood BOE Meeting , bid to Purchase another 7 Buses

Lakewood Board of Education meeting tonight 6:30 PM Wednesday October 18, 2017 at 855 Somerset Avenue Lakewood,  NJ.
On the Agenda bid up to $500,000 to purchase 7 school buses for the township.
See full Agenda HERE
Resolution for bus purchase below:

NJ Attorney General Questions 600k Deal for Lakewood BOE attorney

New Jersey Attorney General's Office officials said the Lakewood school board's  contract with its lawyer may violate state education regulations. Following the signed contract a group asked the AG office to look into the matter. In a letter (see below) the AG office writes "Our initial review of the documents provided suggests that this contract may not be consistent with Department of Education regulations." 
Lakewood schools superintendent told the  APP that "Inzelbuch has already made improvements in the district, including providing a workshop for child study teams, small groups of social workers and psychologists who identify an individual student's needs."

AG Letter:

October 5, 2017
Moshe Bender, President
Lakewood Board of Education
Laura A. Winters, Superintendent
Lakewood Public School District
200 Ramsey Avenue
Lakewood, New Jersey 08701

Re: Lakewood BOE Legal Services Contract
Dear Mr. Bender and Ms. Winters:

APP Reporter Joins Lakewood family in The Sukkah

APP news reporter Stacey Barchenger, who recently joined the paper and will cover Lakewood Township, spent time at a local Sukkah. She joined in a family celebration read article here and watch video below

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood October 17, 2017

-Vort: HaChosson  Yossi Kass to Kallah Batsheva Vann Bas R' Chaim @ Bais Nosson Tzvi 1445 14th street Lakewood 7:00pm

Chasuna: Baum - Ochs at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Shloimy Friedman (Lkwd) to Lieberman from BP
Yosef Moshe Neuman to Gitty Snyder (Lkwd)
Sendy Shulman to Sarah Mintz (Lkwd)

-Mirrer Yeshiva inaugural of Lakewood alumni initiative at N'eemas Hachaim hall Reception 7:15 Guest speaker Harav Michel Handelsman zemiros by Isaac Honig

Tonight: Lakewood Planning Board Meeting

There will be a Planning Board public hearing on Tuesday October 17, 2017 6:00pm in the Lakewood township Municipal hall see official Agenda:

1. SP 2240 Lakewood Business, LLC, c/o Daniel Werbler
 640 & 644 Cross Street Block 524, Lots 3.01 & 3.02
Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan for an office and warehouse building

Will the Lakewood Vaad make a Gubernatorial Endorsement?

Elections are 3 weeks away and this year NJ is one of two states where citizens will vote for a Governor. Democrat nominee Phil Murphy recently visited Lakewood and met with Vaad officials and some other special interests the general public was not invited. A new poll finds likely voters favor Democrat Phil Murphy over Republican Kim Guadagno to replace Gov. Chris Christie. The Vaad endorsed Guadango in the Republican primary back in May, but as it seems they may back Murphy in the general or make no endorsement at all. 

Murphy most likely will not get the general Lakewood vote even with a Vaad endorsement due to his liberal left policies and his plan to rise taxes by $1.3 Billion. Lakewood generally votes republican and on a state and national level the vaad's endorsement is of no significance and even locally the Vaad's power has weakened.

In the Presidential elections Over 75% of the Lakewood vote went  for Trump making it the Trumpiest town in NJ. The Vaad endorsed Corzine over Chrstie in the first term, but Lakewood voted overwhelmingly for Christie.
The Vaad may pull a Route 9 surprise like they did with Corzine promising $100 million dollars to "widen the Nine" if he wins, but this time even that would be a hard sell.

Shiva Info

-Mrs. Sara Bresler Z"L
Family sitting shiva at 626 6th street Lakewood until Thursday morning shachris 8:15 Mincha 5:45 Maariv 7:30 pm
Her son Chanoch is sitting shiva in Detroit.

-Rabbi Yehudah Leib Braun, Z"L
 Family sitting Shiva at 24 Myrtle Place, Lakewood, NJ  until Thursday morning.
 Shachris 8:00 am
Mincha 1:45 pm
Maariv 8:00 pm

-R' Hershel Lejbik Z"L
Shiva at 169 Hillside Blvd Lakewood shachris 8am Mincha 5:45 Maariv 7pm getting up Friday afternoon

-Mishpachas Pohrille sitting shiva for their father Rav Sholom Moshe Z"L at 1434 45th street in Boro park. Getting up Thursday morning. Shachris 7:30 Mincha 5:45 Maariv 8:00pm

-Mishpachas Levi sitting shiva for their father R' Raphael Z"L at 15 Smolley Drive in Monsey, NY shachris 7:30 Mincha 2:15 Maariv 9:00 pm Getting up Thursday morning.

Yeshivas Bein Hazmanim at B"M Nachlas Yaakov

The Central Court shul is hosting a yeshivas bein Hazmanim this week with daily Shiurim from Roshei Yeshiva in Lakewood.
On Monday Rav Shlomo Feivel Schustal said a shiur.
Today Tuesday Harav Yitzchok Sorotzkin shlita
Wednesday Harav Uri Deutsch Rav of Forest Park B'M
Thursday Harav Yisrael Ehrlich shlita Rosh Yeshiva Mishkan Hatalmud of Lakewood
 Shiurim start at 12:45pm followed by Mincha 1:40 pm

Monday, October 16, 2017

Photo: Rabbonim visit Yankels Supermarket

Opening soon in South Lakewood near Belz

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 16, 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Tzali Wolpin to Kallah Sara Goldblatt Bas Rav Yisroel  at Ohr Tuvia 969 East end Lakewood , NJ 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachoson Yisroel Zimbal ben Rav Yosef to Kallah Sarah Gitty Gerstel Bas R' Yaakov at Esther Gerber hall Madison and 5th street Lakewood 8:00-10:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Refoel Weiss to Kallah Nechy Orlander Bas R' Yaakov at Tashbar hall 82 Oak Street 8:00 pm
-Vort Hachoson Baruch gedalya Mandelbaum to Kallah Bas R' Binyomin Lefkowitz at Stolin hall 153 E. 7th street Lakewood  7:30 pm

Chasuna: Yitzy Cohen- Nussbaum at Neimas Hachaim 555 Oak St. Lakewood

Today: Hachnosas Sefer Torah at Bais Avrohom

The Sefer is donated by parents,  grandparents and friends of Talmud Torah Bais Avrohom. Starting 4pm at 915 New Hampshire ave. Parking at Tiferes Bais Yaaakov hall 613 Oak, Shuttle buses will be operating.

3 Girls still out of School

The Winter session has begun but for three high school girls in Lakewood they are still at home without a school for them.  Parents were hopeful something would work itself out over sukkos but there has been no movement.  Hopefully this can be taken care of swiftly and the girls can start the school year right away.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Lakewood car fires caused by Cigarette

Patch-LAKEWOOD, NJ - Four vehicles parked behind the Northern Resource Center on Fourth Street were destroyed by fire in the early morning hours on Oct. 14, a spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office said.

The fire apparently began with a cigarette in a privately-owned vehicle, said Al Della Fave. Investigation revealed that a woman had been smoking in the vehicle, put the cigarette in the ash tray, then fell asleep, he said.

"She awoke to find smoke and a small fire in the area of the ash tray in the vehicle," Della Fave said. "She attempted to put the fire out, but was unable to. At this time she notified the Lakewood Police Department."

Other vehicles damaged included two Meals on Wheels vehicles and one owned by Gelbstein's Bakery, he said.

Photo: Dangerous Crossing

At Rt 70
This is Route 70 in Lakewood, NJ, which we live just off of.  It is a pretty busy highway.  Someone got killed 2 miles down from here on Tuesday.  Today we saw this while we were sitting in front of our house after grocery shopping.  They were lifting the strollers over the median and vehicles were zooming past and blaring their horns! Ten minutes earlier and one of those zooming cars would have been mine.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Lakewood Zmanim Shmini Atzeres Simchas Torah 5778

                                              ערוב תבשילין 
Wednesday, October 11, 2017  כ״א תשרי תשע״ח לייקווד הושענא רבה
שמיני עצרת
Candle lighting 6:04 pm
Shkiah 6:22
Simchas Torah: BMG Hakafos will be in Bais Aron Bais Medrash

Friday, October 13, 2017  ערב שבת פרשת בראשית שמחת תורה
Candle lighting 6:01 pm
Shkiah 6:19 pm

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Chol Hamoed Sukkos Lakewood 5778

Hoshana Rabba
-Shmues by Rav Matisyahu solomon 7pm BMG
-All night Seder Limud and Tehillim at Lutzk BM after 9:45 Maariv
-Shmuz by Rav Mendel Slomowitz in his Succah 8:30 pm
-Shiur by Rav Avrohom Bromberg 11:30 BMG Mizrach 
-KNA Roberts shul Hosana Rabba ALL NIGHT LEARNING
  Mishna Berura Shiur 10:15, Refreshments, Shachris, Netz 6:25 & 8:30
Mishna Torah:
At Lev Avos 8:30 pm
Satmar 10:00 pm
Chateau Sefard 8:30 pm
Somerset walk 9:00pm
Ohr zyechezkel 9pm ridge ave 
Bobov 9:30
Bais Mordechai 10:00pm & after 11:30 maariv
Stamford meadows 9:30
Bais Nuchem after 9:50 maariv
Tuesday 4th Day Chol Hamoed:

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Lakewood Zemanim Erev Succos 5778

  ופרוש עלינו סוכת שלומך

Erev Succos 14 Tishrei 5778/October 4, 2017 Wednesday, October 4, 2017 / י״ד תשרי תשע״ח

Prepare עירוב תבשילין  prior to Yom Tov
Candle lighting 6:15pm
Shkiah 6:33 pm
Nice weather for first 3 days of Yom Tov in the low 80's no rain expected

 Shabbos Chol Hamoed: Simchas Yom Tov Shalosh Seudos  at BMG Beren Hall 5:40 Mincha

Erev sukkos, a busy day for men

(Submitted via comment)
Talk about Erev Pesach the pressure of getting ready for the Seder, making sure there is no chometz, turning over the kitchen, cooking the zeroa, making charoses etc. Men usually have easy chores when it comes to Erev Pesach its the Nashim tzidkaniyos that are the ones knocked out when we sit by the seder.
Its on Erev Sukkos that the men get to feel a bit what it is for the women on Erev Pesach. Talk about the stress of getting the sukkah up, making sure its sturdy, adding 2 new panels, last minute runs to the local hardware store- a screw and bolt here, a light fixture, oops need to run back for an adapter since its 3 prongs, Setting the shabbos clock, putting up the decorations. Then its back to the store for another 6x4 mat for the schach and a fold-able cot for the son in law who sleeps in the sukkah.

Photos: Erev Sukkos Lakewood 5778

Lakewood Rabbonim address Eruv in East Lakewood

In Response to a letter HERE (see below) by a Posek from Brooklyn stating the kashrus of an Eruv in East Lakewood, Local Rabbonim respond with a letter stating you can only carry in certain areas.

TBL: Details of New Masterplan

Take Back Lakewood: In what can only be described as a tremendous win, many significant changes occurred tonight at the Planning Board.

The Board did NOT vote to approve the plan tonight as is (much to the consternation of JF, Y.H,  Mayor Coles, ML and AK). JF and YH came all ready to approve the plan as is with no changes and they refused to allow the public to speak. Their attempt at a motion died when no one else went along with it.

Chaos and confusion reigned as motion after motion was made and withdrawn. Follman asked many strong pointed questions forcing the board to see the folly of the current draft of the plan. When the Professional Planners were asked point blank - How many units would this Master Plan add - 5,000....20,000..etc. they had no answer because they have no clue!! They were repeatedly asked why they are adding increased density when it's clear that we don't have the infrastructure.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Lakewood Planning Board votes to amend and make a new masterplan with changes

Confusion chaos and Circus like atmosphere  is what went on at the planning board as members could not figure out what is written in the plan. They proposed motion after motion decided if to table it and redraw the maps with new recommendations. A special Meeting Will take place on Wednesday October 25, 2017
Mr. Rennert made a motion to include all changes of Mr. Follmans motion and have the engineer redraw a map.
Mr. Follman made a motion to change all R7.5 and lower density into R12 and single family detached homes only and that all Roads be duallized prior to implementing the plan.
Planning Board member Flancebaum made a motion to vote yes for the Masterplan on condition that infrastructure improvement and no duplexes in cross street area were recommendations were made to change to R7.5 keeping it as R12 and no multi family.
The motion died.
Members went out for a 5 minute break to regroup.

Watch Live Stream of Master Plan Vote at the Lakewood Planning Board meeting

Watch here

Blame the Lakewood Township Committee not the Boards

Blame the Committee not just the Boards
 While many are upset at the Planning and Zoning boards the ones who you should direct your anger is the Lakewood Township committee members. The boards are not an elected body but only appointed by the committee who are the only ones elected by the Residents of Lakewood. The committee decides and sets the policy and the boards implement it. The committee will claim they are only acting on the recommendations of the planning board but its actually the other way around. The Committee can stop the density and slow the growth by first improving the infrastructure. The Boards technically must pass conforming applications but the committee can control the density and zone changes. So while the committee will claim innocence and try to throw the board members under the bus or shift blame, remember it is they who are ultimately responsible.

Over 1000 Sign Petition to Reject Master Plan and Density

Sign Petition HERE help it reach over 1000 
Petition to reject master plan and more dense housing until a solution to the traffic is found. 
Please forward on whats app and in emails to everyone you know.
It is totally confidential. Nobody will see your name or email.
It takes a few seconds to sign online and if you dont sign you have no right to complain about the destruction of your quality of life in Lakewood.
The planning board is divided on adopting the master plan. This can make all the difference. If they know that their adoption is against the will of the people they will be scared to vote yes as it will be obvious they are doing it for corrupt reasons. 

Gov. Christie would Consider Amnesty

Christie spoke to NJ101.5 Radio

 If that money is returned and people are truly repentant, I'd be willing to consider it.

June 2016 "Township determined that it is not in the best Interest of the residents of Lakewood to have billboards placed on Township roads"

see post at TBL- Why the billboards should not have been approved
At the June 16, 2016 township committee meeting, the township committee passed resolution 2016-271 rejecting the winning Elray bid for the Digital Billboards due to the following reasons:
1)A legal challenge has been received from Michael Inzelbuch
2)The Township determined that it is not in the best interest of the residents of Lakewood to have billboards placed on Township roads!

Read more at Take Back Lakewood

Officials try to Deceive Lakewood Residents, Lies exposed

TBL: Why are TLS and Ray Coles and Meir Lichtenstein (and AK) so desperate to get this Master Plan passed that they will even sign away any chance of getting Route 9 widened?
WHY????  (Answer - Eagle Ridge, Cedarbridge and $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$)
FAA: TLS lie exposed! 

TBL: Earlier today we made a shocking discovery. As part of the Master Plan, Lakewood wants to receive 'Plan Endorsement' from NJ State. In a letter issued by NJ State in February 2016, a condition on page 5 was that Lakewood acknowledges that the State does not have the funds to widen Route 9 in the foreseeable future.
That means that in order to have the Master Plan accepted by the State, we need to concede that Route 9 will not get widened!! When we broke this news earlier today, TLS, Ray Coles and Meir Lichtenstein felt that their precious Master Plan was threatened. They quickly concocted a story as a Breaking First Report saying that Route 9 widening is happening!
The Route 9 widening project spoken about for years, is becoming a reality, Mayor Ray Coles tells TLS.

Monday, October 2, 2017

The spin and cover up is on for the Route 9 Fiasco, ahead of the Master plan vote.

Widening of Route 9 has been used a a dangling card by the Vaad and Township officials as an empty promise for over 40 years to get votes for themselves and their candidates. With the heat on and major corruption exposed leading up to the master plan vote, the Vaad and township officials went to their favorite "promise box" and once again pulled out the Route 9 card. 
 Mayor Coles said that this time its for real as residents along route 9 received a letter from the state informing them of proposed survey work on the right of way property along rt 9 from Toms River to Lakewood.
Nothing is new with that, the state already said they will make high impact improvements. Besides, the township is still forfeiting the right to have the state widen Route 9 fr the time being with the adoption of the master plan.
One wonders if the news was out at least a week since the  letter was dated  September 25th why wasn't it a breaking news story informing Lakewood residents of this wonderful news? Why did they wait till tonight to post it on the billboard site? 

State makes Lakewood Give up on Widening Route 9 With Adoption of Masterplan

FAA: On Oct 3rd, the Planning Board will vote on the Master Plan.

As part of the Master Plan, Lakewood needed to agree that the State will not provide funds to dualize Rt. 9 for the forseEable future!!
If we approve this plan, besides for creating terrible density and traffic, *we will by our own agreement be throwing away any chance of Rt. 9 ever getting widened!*
From the ordnance:

The township adopts an updated circulation  element as part of its master plan, which includes a clear statement recognizing the states roads for conveying through rather than local traffic, providing access to local businesses on local roads, and acknowledging  that the state does not have the funds to widen route 9 in the foreseeable future and that Lakewood should continue to investigate  alternative North- south roadways to lessen the traffic congestion on Route 9.

Lakewood Zoning Board Meeting Tonight

AGENDA 7:00 P.M. Town hall Municipal building

Appeal # 4010 – Congregation Meoros Nosson, 419 5th Street, Block 69 Lot 5 – R-OP zone -  Interpretation
Appeal # 4036 - County Line Alliance, 1104 East County Line Road, Block 207 Lots 1.01 & 3,  R-15 zone. To create 4 new single family lots.
Appeal # 4028 – Bernard Warman, 320 Cross Street, Block 528 Lot 3, R40 zone. Home office  with more employees then allowed by ordinance.

TBL: Master Plan Scheme Unraveling Committee Desperate to Pass it

TakeBacklakewood-The Planning Board and Township Committee are desperate to get this passed ASAP but they won't explain why. They are scheduled for a vote Tuesday night October 3rd. They are hoping to obtain the State's approval termed as 'Plan Endorsement'.

So what's the rush?
Since no one in the Township will be upfront about it, we had to do a little digging. The NJ State Planning Commission Lists Lakewood as Endorsed, but "No mapping until the PIA is addressed". That means that a conditional Plan endorsement was granted but until the Master Plan is completed and the ordinances enacted by the township committee, they won't obtain the coveted plan endorsement. 

We'll tell you a little secret - the is no 'need' to get plan endorsement!! This is all a scheme by developers as Plan endorsement will allow them to build much higher density in Cedarbridge and Eagle Ridge. 

Lakewood Youngeleit to Found Community Kollel in Berlin

Hamodia- By Mordechai Wincorn

In the coming weeks, a group of yungeleit from Beth Medrash Govoha will be leaving Lakewood to establish a new kollel in Berlin, Germany, with the goal of infusing the vibrant and growing kehillah that has developed there with an increased ruach haTorah.
The group of six kollel members will be led by Rabbi Yaakov Baum, who saw the challenge as a unique opportunity.
Photo credit: Hamodia

“There’s a lot that we take for granted living in Lakewood or any center of the frum world. For families that grew up in those worlds, it’s a chance to show a community what it means to be a ben Torah or a product of Bais Yaakov,” he said. “It goes far beyond learning and shiurim. It’s a way for us to showcase what a Torahdig home looks like and to make that concept part of the spectrum of Berlin’s beautiful kehillah.”

Rabbi Baum is originally from Detroit and is a son-in-law of Harav Shalom Kamenetsky. Until taking his present position in Berlin, he was a Rosh Chaburah in Beth Medrash Govoha, where he has studied for several years.

Watsonsale Sukkos Shopping Lakewood 5778

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

Daled Minim/Sukka:
-BMG Shuk 7th street between Private way and Lakewood Avenue till 2:00am
-Shain Hadasim at Forest Avenue, corner Carey Street 732-364-8046
-Lakewood Sukka Center 12 Teaberry and at Cross River mill Plaza rt 9 South
-Sukka Depot at Judaica Plaza 1700 Madison Ave and Westgate Plaza
-Esrogim at Kol shimshon, Nadvorn, Bais Mordechai, High street, Westgate Simcha hall, Cong Spruce Simcha hall, etc...
-Folding beds, chairs, tables Schach at Shloimys Kosher world
-Chinuch sets with a hechsher at Gourmet Glatt