Thursday, November 30, 2017

Oif simchas/ Events Lakewood November 30, 2017

-Vort: Hachoson Ezra Levi to kallah Zafrani  @ Ateres Yeshaya hall 8:00 pm
-Vort: Kallah Bas R' Sendy Goldring @ 7:30 Bnos Devorah 360 Oak Street.
-Chasuna: Mayerfeld- Gertner Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga, lakewood NJ
-Chasuna: Chaimovitz- HIrsch at Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Schreiber- Eichenstein at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
-Siyum Maseches Brachos/makos at Berditchev Kloiz 10:00 pm live music
-Siyum Daf Yomi Maseches Makkos at Stamford Meadows after Maariv

-Date like a pro Penima Lakewood event for single dating girls and mothers of daters with Rabbi Reuven Epstein  at Oorah 1805 Swarthmore 7:30-10:30 pm $20 admission
-Parlor Meeting for Tiferes Devora Lkallah at 10 White Dove 7:30 PM
-Parlor Meeting Kollel Heichal haTorah,deal @ 124 Hadassa Lane Lakewood 8-11

Helicopter Landing at Lakewood shopping centers for Bikur Cholim Auction

Ahead of the Lev Rochel Bikur cholim auction this Motzei shabbos a helicopter will land and give out free tickets at Gourmet Glatt, Evergreen and Seasons supermarkets in  Lakewood today from 4-6 PM.

Sharing The Simcha

A Tomech Torah of Yeshivos and Mosdos Married off his son yesterday.  In honor of the simcha he distributed bonuses to youngeleit learning in yeshiva. The amount received was based on the number of years learning. Funds were distributed while the wedding took place.

Masa Umatan November 29

Masa Umatan November 29, 2017 Lakewood  rental list HERE

Seminar in Brooklyn All About Lakewood

                "There is a home in Lakewood with your name on it"
 Lakewood taxpayers spent over 300K on the masterplan, what did they get in return? No road improvements or affordable homes, but more Traffic and density. Instead of helping hundreds of local mishpachos, our resources are used to benefit a few yechidim over tzorchei HaRabbim.  
http://allaboutlakewood.app.rsvpify.com/

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 29th, 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Hillel Rochwerger to Kallah Silberberg at Nadvorna Simcha hall ( R' Leifer) 415  Monmouth corner 4th 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Dovi Geretz to Hakallah Bassheva Bick at  Zichron Shnuer 282 oak knoll   Lakewood 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachoson Dovy Greenberg to Hakallah Russy Raizman at Shemen L'Mincha 2 Milano Drive Lakewod, NJ 7:30-9:30 pm

-Chasuna: Felsinger- Rabinowitz Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chasuna: Katz- Klinger Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Stern- Roth Bas R' Chaim Meir Neeimas Hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Buchwald- Sokol Ateres Reva hall, Lakewood,NJ


Jackson Zoning Board: High density project near Lakewood border

A hearing will take place tonight November 29th at the Jackson Zoning board for a high density affordable housing project near the Lakewood Jackson border. The proposed application is at the  160 acre triangle of Whitesville,  East veterans highway and south Hope Chapel Roads. Plans are to build 180 units and 4 apartment buildings.

APPLICANT: SWANBORNE LLC (SITE PLAN 677-1 W/ VARIANCE 2702)

Farm Fresh Reopened

B"H Farm Fresh supermarket on Squankum is open for business. Check out this week's specials HERE
Source: FAA

Sneaky: Lakewood Fire Elections next week, Asking To Spend another $1.4 Million

The Lakewood Fire District is once again having a special elections this coming Tuesday December 5th, 2017 asking the public to raise an additional 1.4 million dollars in the budget for 2018. They will adopt the budget at a meeting on December 7th. Again they expect Taxpayers to go and vote after raising the fire tax rate last year. This will be the 3rd time this year that there is an election relating to the LFD.

This comes a few weeks after the general elections when they could have put these expenses on the ballot just as they voted on a fire commissioner. On the notice its officially called a "special meeting" but they can only approve these expenses through a ballot election by the public. "The legal voters shall determine, by election ballot, the amounts to be raised for the above projects" according to the notice by LFD.
The Lakewood Vaad has so far not issued any statements about the proposed tax hike and how the public should vote, yet they did make an endorsement for the fire commissioner in the general elections.

This money will be raised as capital appropriations and will than be included in the budget. Items on the spending list include:

Funds for apparatus (($975,000.00)
A chief’s vehicle  ($65,000.00)
A brush truck  ($225,000.00)
Lighting upgrades ($36,000.00)

TOWNSHIP OF LAKEWOOD NOTICE:

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Lakewood Directory 2018 Deadline

The deadline for the 2018 Lakewood Cheder Directory print edition is November 30. To add or update your information click HERE or email to directory@lakewoodcheder.net or info@lakewooddirectory.com. Fax: 732-370-9344 phone: 732-370-6400

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 28, 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Aaron Halberstadt to Hakallah Raizy Cheifetz  Bas R' Yanky at 1220 Georgian Terrace, Lakewood 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Amrom Wieder to Hakalah Bas R' Chizkiyahu Bodek at Ateres Yeshaya hall 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Tzvi Yakov Frieman to Hakallah Krohn @ Ester Gerber Hall 5th & Madison Lakewood 7:30 pm
-Chasuna: Berman- Tillim at Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Green- Fishman at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Mesivta of Long Beach Alumni campaign for Lev Lachim at Bnos Devorah hall 360 Oak
-Linas Hachesed parlor meeting at 139 E 4th street Lakewood, NJ 7:30 PM- 11:30 PM

Private Eyes, They're Watching

Jacksonleaks.com - As determined by prior court cases, the right to congregate and worship in one’s home may not, in itself, be limited by the government in NJ.  Why should the government monitor what lawful activities one is doing in the privacy of their home and with whom they are doing them? After all, using your home for other activities is absolutely commonplace, whether it be a home business, regular club, play group, or prayer service. We should be careful about declaring certain activities that are otherwise legal to be subversive when done in one’s home.

Donald Trump Speaks at a Chasuna in Lakewood

At a Wedding in Lakewood at Ateres Chana hall it was none other than Donald Trump who came to be mesameach chosson V'Kallah

Monday, November 27, 2017

Lakewood tops list of Towns who flipped from Trump to Murphy

The NJ media compiled a list of 36 towns who voted for Donald Trump in the presidential election last year but voted for Murphy in this years election for Governor. Lakewood has the largest disparity of a populous city. Trump won in Lakewood by over 50 points while Murphy beat Guadango by a mere 114 votes. Does it mean that support for Trump is down? absolutely not just look at the numbers, In 2016 Trump got  Trump got 18,139 votes in Lakewood to Hillary's  5,927. In 2017 Murphy beat Guadango by only 114 votes out of  a total of 11,496 votes cast. Murphy got  5,704  Guadagno got 5,616. 
While the Vaad took credit for the Murphy votes, the real story is that people didnot come out strong to vote as they did for the Presidential elections. The turnout numbers were very low in Vaad territory. People stayed home and others not wanting to go agaist yeshiva took the שב ואל תעשה approach.

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood November 27, 2017

Please be mispallel and learn L’zchus Refua Shelaima for Rav Yitzchok  Perman shlita R"m in Philly who will be having heart surgery tomorrow Tuesday morning at 6:00 am Yitzchok ben Tzipporah Miriam.

-Chasuna: Heisler- Goldblatt at Neeimas Hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Hachoson Yaakov Yehuda Wolf at Lake Terrace
-Chasuna: Hachoson Avrum Yaakov Sofer Ateres Chana Hall Bais faiga
 Engagements:
-Dovi Geretz (Lkwd) To Bassheva Bick (Lkwd)
-Binyomin Bak to Sara Possik (monsey)
-Chaim Sherwinter to  Bess from S. fallsburg
-Ahron Halberstadt (Lkwd)  to chafetz (Lkwd)

-Linas hachesed Parlor meeting at 8 Riverside Court off Old Brook Road 7:30 - 10:30 pm
-Pittsburgh Kollel parlor meeting at 315 Caranetta Lakewood,  NJ 9:20 pm Guest Speaker Harav Chaim Weg Shlita
- Women's Hashkafa Shiur by Mrs. Miriam Jaffe at Oorah 1805 Swarthmore Avenue 9:00-10:00 pm   free of  charge

Photos: At Satmar Rockwell in Lakewood


 Construction of Satmar B"M of Rockwell

APP: A new way to Elect school board in Lakewood

Wont help at all as long as the state doesn't change school funding formula
On a practical level Lakewood is not a sectional town, you cant draw lines based on race.

-APP - In New York’s Rockland County, complaints from mostly black and Hispanic public school parents that a Jewish Orthodox-led school board favors private religious schools have led to a lawsuit over how board members are chosen. It's a dispute advocates for public school kids in Lakewood say they're watching closely. read more at APP

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 26, 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Shloimy Shron to Hakalla Malka Gonter Bas R' Akiva at 6   Belvedere lane Lakewood, NJ 6:30-9:30pm
-Vort: Hachosson Opi Gartenhaus Ben R' Nisson to Hakallah Rivky Flohr at Rav Gruber shul 1014 Lawrence Avenue Lakewood, NJ  6:30-10:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Baruch Ber Krupenia ben R' Avrohom Yitzchok to Hakallah Bas R' Yosef Lefkowits at Westgate Simcha hall 7:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Eli Wolff to Hakallah Yael Helmreich Bas R' Dovid at Khal Chasidim 1401 Cedar Row, Lakewood  5:00 - 8:00 pm
-Vort: Hachoson Shloime Goodman to Hakallah Avigayil Mitnick bad R' Yitzchok at 187 Lafayette Blvd, Lakewood from 2:00- 6:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Naftoli Beyer to Hakallah Chana Shwartz bas R' Nisson at R' Forcheimers shul  425 5th street Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Eli Schwarz to Hakallah Chana Esther Rayman bas R' Shmuel at  Madison Manor (Beis Horah, 4th & Madison 6-9 pm

-Chasuna: Eisenberger- Marburger at Fountain ballroom Lakewood cheder
-Chasuna: Drebin- Ehrman at  Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Shain- Steinberg at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga

Navigating the schools

School registration season for elementary is in full swing. What used to be an easy application to one or two schools, today's Parents are faced with a choice of schools to choose from. They apply to 3 0r 4 schools and there's no guarantee to get into any of them. There are lots of schools to choose from, but parents are confused as where to send, or even where they have a chance to get in. 
Its even more challenging to new parents as it is hard to get information and navigate the maze of applying for schools. Previously Mrs. Krieger a''h would be the go to address helping parents make a decision as to where to apply, today there is no system in place guiding or helping parents in making a decision. 

Perhaps schools can set up a seminar with school principals were parents can come and get information on the chinuch curriculum and other factors, so that they can get a feel and make an informed decision. Once they decide on which school there is still no guarantee of getting in. Those without pull or protektzia  may not have a choice they just have to hope they get in somewhere. The first batch of acceptance letters was sent out while others still wait. There is no longer one type of school that everyone can go to the current choice of schools confines us to a particular "label". We created  different levels of yeshivish, Heimish, baal habatish, Chasidish etc.. which compartmentalized us as a society and limited ourselves to fit in anywhere.

Shiva Info

-Shiva for Harav Zev Tikotsky ZTL is at 675 Princeton Ave #406 
Shachris 7:45 Mincha 145 Maariv 7:30 pm. Getting up Wednesday morning

-Shiva for Reb Avrohom Askowitz Z"L 801 Lexington #2G, Lakewood. Getting up Wednesday Morning MiIncha1:30 Maariv 7:15

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Live: Motzei Shabbos Keynote session at the Agudah Convention

Melava Malka/Events Lakewood Motzei shabbos Vayeitze 5778

-Melava Malka and Siyum Hashas at BMG Beren Hall B'Hishtatfus Hagaon Rav 
Elya Ber Wacgtfogel shlita 9:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson  Mordechai Strauss To Kallah Pollack (South Bend) 
 @ Zichron Shneur (282 Oak Knoll)  9:15pm 
-Lakewood Cheder Chanuka Mall 8:00 pm Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Lakewood Stores Sales tonight
-Evergreen Supermarket  open Motzei shabbos from 1:1/2 hours after the zman until 11:30 pm

Friday, November 24, 2017

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת ויצא לייקווד

וְהָיָה זַרְעֲךָ כַּעֲפַר הָאָרֶץ וּפָרַצְתָּ יָמָּה וָקֵדְמָה וְצָפֹנָה וָנֶגְבָּה וְנִבְרֲכוּ בְךָ כָּל מִשְׁפְּחֹת הָאֲדָמָה וּבְזַרְעֶך

Erev Shabbos Kodesh Parshas Vayetzei Friday 6 Kislev 5778/November 24, 2017

Candle lighting: 4:16 pm
Shkiah: 4:34 pm
Weather Shabbos day: Partly cloudy. High 58F. 

The Pittsburger Rebbe, Toldos Avrohom Yitzchok Rebbe to spend Shabbos in Lakewood



















Judi Franco: public whom you are paid to serve and protect deserve respect

Radio Personality Judi Franco from NJ1015.COM comments on the Police officer who pulled over a expectant couple in Howell.

NJ cop who pulled over expectant couple lacks decency, respect — Judi
I am not one to bash police. But I’m also not surprised that a Howell police officer wouldn’t let a couple rushing to the hospital with the wife in the critical stage of labor off the hook.
Not because I have anything against the Howell police. In fact, I have met some and I’ve heard that as a whole the force is a group of really good guys.
Read more HERE

Black Friday at Toys For Thought

black Friday specials? toys for thought Black Friday special will be good on Sunday as well. For every 20 dollars you spend get 5 dollars on a gift card for a future purchase . That is a 25 percent savings. Not applicable with any other offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

New Chasidisher Hashgocho in Lakewood

A New Hechsher for the Heimish Olam was started in Lakewood under the Name Kehilos The hashgacha is under the leadership of Harav Pinchos Vind Blelzer Dayan and Rav Chaim Zev Ovitz, Vizhnitz Dayan. The new Yankel's Supermarket is under the Kehilos Hashgacha. 
source: FAA


Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood November 23, 2017

-Chasuna: Friedman- Mendlowitz Lake Terrace hall
-Parlor Meeting Renewal Toms River at 1275 N Maple Avenue 8:00 pm
-Hachnosas kallah Parlor meeting at the home of the Rosh Yeshiva Harav Dovid Schustal  shlita 641 6th  street Lakewood NJ 9:15pm
Engagements:
 Eli Schwarz to Chana Esther Rayman (Lkwd)
 Danny Tatel (Lkwd) to Nechama Schaffer

Live at the Agudah Convention

Yankels super market Now Open in South Lakewood

485 Locust  street Lakewood,  NJ

Photo: Gedolim Meet in NY

When do you find two gedolim in a clothing store? Harav Shmuel Kamenetzky shlita was in NY and so was Harav Shimon Baadani of Eretz Yisrael member of the Sefardi Moetzes, a meeting was arranged at a NY clothing store.

Hamodia: Harav Zev Tikotzky zt”l

LAKEWOOD -Hamodia  By Mordechai Wincorn

Harav Zev Tikotzky, zt”l, a noted talmid chacham who was marbitz Torah to hundreds of talmidim for decades and a talmid of the Mirrer Yeshivah during its sojourn in Shanghai, and later of Harav Aharon Kotler, zt”l, was niftar on Wednesday, 4 Kislev. He was the father-in-law of, ybl”c, Harav Malkiel Kotler, shlita, Rosh Yeshivah, Bais Medrash Govoha of Lakewood, and was in his late eighties.
In his hesped, Rav Kotler described his father-in-law as the epitome of one who is “yoshev b’ohel shel Torah.” “He didn’t have [worldly possessions], and he didn’t want them, for him everything was in Torah,” he said at the levayah held Wednesday afternoon in Bais Medrash Govoha.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

No Transportation Tomorrow

-Most schools will NOT have busing tomorrow some will have only one way  check with your kids school.

-No Kollel bus tomorrow or this Friday, either way

-Yarchei Kallah shiur at Khal Zichron Yaakov 9:30- 11:30 am Q&A with Rav Shmuel Felder on Contemporary issues

-Lakewood Township Municipal Offices will be Closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017 and Friday, November 24, 2017 in Observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday

- Shop Rite Howell will be open 6am to 4pm Thanksgiving day

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 22, 2017

Chasunas:
- Sanders- Birnhack Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
- Eliyahu - Ovadia at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
- Tesser - Burr at Ateres Reva hall
Engagements

Lakewood Committeeman To Yated: There is No Way I could've Voted Yes to the Master Plan

A true שליח צבור 
Committeeman Issac Akerman tells the Yated Ne'eman Newspaper last week why he could not vote yes on the Master Plan.
"There was no way I could've voted yes to the plan, People walk up to me all the time and beg me to vote no to higher density. These are the people who voted for me, and it is my duty as their committeeman to do their bidding.
He added that although the master-plan calls for widening Route 9 and other main thoroughfares, the solutions are not yet in place. "I believe that we should first implement the road improvements, and then we will be able to assess accurately how effective they are. Only then should we plan additional density. Its a shame that there was no referendum put on the voting ballot that would have put the power in the hands of the public to decide whether or not to approve higher density.

יש זיקה

Zika Update 11/21/17  from Lakewood pediatricians DR. Shanik & DR. Haimowitz of Pediatric affiliates. A sign in the office reads:

"There have been 2 cases of Zika Virus in Miami-Dade County, Florida. A woman of child bearing age and/or her husband should not travel to that area until at least the end of December. More information will be forthcoming over the next few weeks."

BDE Harav Zev TIkotzky ZTL

Petirah of Harav Zev Tikotzky Z"TL The shver of the Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva Harav Malkiel Kotler shlita. The Levaya will take place today 4:00pm at the BMG Yoshon Bais Medrash. Kevura will be in Eretz Yisrael. He was 88 years old.
From Matzav
Rav Tikotzky, a European survivor who went through Shanghai, came to the U.S. after the war and went to Lakewood, becoming a talmid of Rav Aharon Kotler zt”l at Beth Medrash Govoah. He served for decades as a maggid shiur in New York and later relocated to Lakewood. 
Rav Tikotzky is survived by his devoted wife, Rebbetzin Rivka Tikotzky; their children, Rebbetzin Chana Leah Kotler, wife of Rav Aryeh Malkiel Kotler, rosh yeshiva of Beth Medrash Govoah; Rav Moshe Tikotzky, Rav Eli Tikotzky, Rav Gavriel Tikotzky, Rav Aron Tikotzky, Rav Avrom Tikotzky and Reb Yossi Tikotzky; and many grandchildren.

Tehillim for Rav Shteinman shlita לקיים בנו חכמי ישראל

Update: B"H Slight improvement condition has stabilized he is not in immediate danger.
Gedolim call on Klal Yisrael to daven for  Harav Shteinman shlita whose condition took a turn for the worse at  the ICU of Maynei Hayeshua Hospital in Bnei Brak. This comes in the shadow of the Levaya of his daughter Rebbetzin Rochel Devora Berlin a''h. The Rosh Yeshiva was not notified about his daughters passing. He was transfered into the ICU after his fever went up . Doctors said he is unconscious R"L some reports say he is alert. Name for Tehillim:
 אהרון יהודה לייב בן גיטל פייגא לרפואה שלמה בתוך שאר חולי  ישראל

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Howell PD Release Video in response to Article

A Lakewood couple were on the way to the hospital to have a baby. The wife was in Labor and her husband was speeding to get there. They were stopped and ticketed on Squankum Road by a Howell Police officer.
In response to the story that was posted on the Lakewood Scoop website, Howell PD issued a press release along with a video of the body worn camera from the police officer giving the ticket.

Masterplan Approved with changes

TBL Update:
 Planning Board makes numerous changes to the butchered plan that T&M messed up. Final document (With hand written changes) is now approved.
 Board member made the engineering firm reinsert what was originally in the first motion that was adopted.  Such as a requirement to widen cross street from tge Jackson border to River avenue, Impact fees Ard not only a recommendation.

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 21, 2017

- Vort: Hachosson Shmuel Yaakov Leichter to  Kallah Shavy Serhofer Bas R'     Shmuel Meir at Ateres Yeshaya hall 9:00pm
- Chasuna: Warona- Gersten at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
- Chasuna: Weinberg- Meller at Lake Terrace hall
- Chasuna: Weiner- Beer at Ateres Reva hall
- Chasuna: Lowenthal- Levovitz  at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga

Tonight: Lakewood Planning Board Meeting

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:00 P.M. at the Municipal hall. See Agenda watch live stream HERE

5. ORDINANCES & CORRESPONDENCE
• 2017-51 to Implement the Lakewood Township Master Plan (multiple changes)

• 2017-52 to Implement the Lakewood Township Master Plan (multiple changes)

 MEMORIALIZATION OF RESOLUTIONS

Letter Urging Lakewood Bnei Torah to attend Rally in Manhattan against Gezeiras Giyus

The letter was written and signed by Harav Yisrael Yitzchok Kalmanovitz shlita asking the Bnei Hachabura of Lakewood Yeshiva to go to the planned rally this Wednesday at the Israeli consulate in Manhattan. Buses will be going from Lakewood tomorrow leaving at 12:35pm from Forest Ave bet 3rd and 4th streets. 
     

The Trailer Ban

Jackson Leaks.com 
In September 2016, Jackson passed Ordinance 21-16 forbidding the non-residential use of trailers (i.e. “office trailers”) in every area of town except under very limited circumstances. One is still allowed to have trailers on their property for the purpose of living in them though. Was this request in response to a rash of businesses popping up in trailers around Jackson?  In his “travels” through “several different communities”, said the Mayor, he had noticed that trailers were being used by “congregations of different faith based groups” to “accommodate needs”. An ordinance must be passed to prevent the “possibilities of it happening here”. Essentially, not in response to trailer problems in Jackson at all, but as a preventative measure against religious use

ויהי בבוקר והנה היא לאה

TBL-
OPRA records  reveals how the township committee is duping the Planning Board and perpetrating a huge scam on the Lakewood Community.

From Take Back Lakewood
Tuesday night Nov 21st the Planning Board is slated to vote on the Final Master Plan. On October 25th they voted to 'approve' the Master Plan subject to numerous revisions. T&M then took the liberty to pick and choose what to implement in the final version which has not yet been voted on!! Whether or not the Planning Board agreed with the final document - they had no choice! In the Interim, the Township Committee has already voted on ordinances to implement the bad parts of the Master Plan without the good parts!!Guess what? Although the Planning board voted to only allow zoning changes after the impact fees have been implemented in the entire town, and only after numerous changes were implemented including Route 9, the Township Committee ignored all that! The Board voted that we need Cross Street widened all the way to Route 9 and the Township Committee ignored that change! We'll be stuck with the bad parts of the Master Plan without the good!!! The board voted to improve all of Pine St and James and Prospect etc and the Board chopped those out!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 20, 2017

-Chasuna: Bornstein-Knobel at Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Perman- Schonbrun  at Neemas Hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Baum- Septimus at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

Reporting on a Lakewood Development

NJ.com reports on the Eagle Ridge development, the article stuck to the facts but naturally garnered over 100 comments since its about Lakewood. It should keep the Vaad Media arm busy.

From NJ.com  GDMS asked for a settlement hearing with the DEP and was given the green light for a scaled down, but still massive, project. That dispute resolution "was held behind closed doors," said Donato, one of the top land-use lawyers in the state. "The public was kept out. It violates every standard of due process I can think of." 
Read more HERE

Lakewood News Links 11/20/17

-Complaint filed against Lakewood Township committeeman for Masterplan Vote see more HERE

- Sterling Forest area on high alert after a masked man walked into  someone's house residents were asked that all outdoor lights be turned on and make sure both front and back doors are locked. The community installed security cameras and asked everyone to be extremely cautious and aware of strangers that are roaming the neighborhood.

Video: LPD officer on the Beat HERE

Lakewood,  workers push for stricter wage theft  



Sunday, November 19, 2017

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5778

-Hespedim at BMG  commemorating Yartzheit's tonight 2 Kislev of Harav Aharon Kotler Zatzal and the Mashgiach Harav Nosson Wachtfogel Zatzal at BMG Beren Hall B'hishtatfus Harav Shmuel Kamenetzky shlita 6:00pm

-Vort: Hachosson Shloimy Briller to Kallah Baila Parnes at Ner Dovid Simcha   hall  2:00- 5:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yosef Oelbaum to Kallah Shevy Travitzky Bas Reb Moshe at   Stolin Simcha hall 153 E. 7th street Lakewood, NJ 8:00 pm
-Lchaim Hachosson Amrum Wieder to Kallah Bodek at 596 East 7th street 8:30 
-Chasuna: Rosenberg- Moseson at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood cheder
-Chasuna: Kirwan- Youlous Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Bak- Hirsch Lake Terrace hall

Open House Oak and Vine


בא אחיך במרמה

 Over the last few years Lakewood has experienced many challenges b"h mainly due to its explosive growth.  Quality of life has changed from a quiet suburbia to a busy city with traffic congestion and sky rocketing property taxes. Speak to anyone you meet ask them how long it takes them to get from point A to point B compared to just a few years ago. 
How many hours a day are they wasting sitting stuck on the roads. How many daily car accidents. Speak to young couples who cant afford to buy a home  anymore in Lakewood. 

You would think there would be a listening ear or at least an attempt to fix the problems and take on the issues. Instead, they cleverly embarked on a campaign of deceit deflection and diversion. How can we continue to fool the tzibbur with slogans catch phrases and articles that we care about them but at the same time ignore their plight and continue lining our pockets. Instead of tackling and trying to fix, they put time and effort and money to keep themselves relevant and stay in power.
They cleverly created a narrative of playing up the anti semitism card, something that was ignored and not taken on for 15 years. Thousands of residents came and spoke up at the masterplan meetings and the majority who had no financial gain all said a resounding NO to the proposed density. The committee members promised No Density, yet they went ahead and approved it. Not only did 4 out of 5 committeemen approve but they left out important clauses that the Planning board put in. There was no mention of widening Cross street from Massachusetts to route 9. There was no mentioning of fixing rt 9 or charging impact fees to developers.

The governing body  who are elected and representative of the people have all but ignored the general needs of the public, the will of the community only to favor special interests and those who control them.They promise one thing in front of you and than behind closed doors do something else. Yet, they continue to put out fake news articles about how great they are highlighting stories of kindness that they did. The parshiyos we read now talk about the trickery of  Esav and of Lavan, lets hope that we continue in the ways of our forefather yaakov תתן אמת ליעקב

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Motzei Shabbos Parshas Toldos Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5778 Lakewood

-Rosh Chodedh Kumzitz melava Malka in honor of yartzeit for Reb Shlomo Carlebach 9:00 pm at Chalonei Rokea
34 Caranetta Drive Lakewood.
-Seuda parlor meeting with the Stanislav Rebbe shlita at 441 Squankum Road 9:00pm
-Urgent Tehillim for Viznitz Rebbe from Monsey put on a respirator name is Mordechai Ben Margalia

Friday, November 17, 2017

ויעקב איש תם יושב אהלים


BMG B"M this week- Credit: Todd Cohn

The Rebbes are coming to Town



Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת תולדות שבת מברכים חודש כסלו

Erev Shabbos Kodesh/Shabbos Mevorchim Parshas Toldos Friday 28 Cheshvan 5778/Novembe 17, 2017 

-Candle lighting: 4:20 PM 
-Shkia: 4:38 pm
-Molad is Sunday morning, 57 minutes and 0 chalakim after 12:00 am.
-Rosh Chodesh Kislev in Sunday
-Shabbos Weather: Cloudy with occasional showers for the afternoon. High around 55F Chance of rain 50%.

וַאֲהֵבְךָ וּבֵרַכְךָ וְהִרְבֶּךָ. וּבֵרַךְ פְּרִי בִטְנְךָ וּפְרִי אַדְמָתֶךָ. דְּגָנְךָ וְתִירשְׁךָ וְיִצְהָרֶךָ. שְׁגַר אֲלָפֶיךָ וְעַשְׁתְּרֹת צֹאנֶךָ. עַל הָאֲדָמָה אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע לַאֲבֹתֶיךָ לָתֶת לָךְ: בָּרוּךְ תִּהְיֶה מִכָּל הָעַמִּים. לֹא יִהְיֶה בְךָ עָקָר וַעֲקָרָה וּבִבְהֶמְתֶּךָ: וְהֵסִיר הֹ' מִמְּךָ כָּל חֹלִי. וְכָל מַדְוֵי מִצְרַיִם הָרָעִים אֲשֶׁר יָדַעְתָּ לֹא יְשִׂימָם בָּךְ. וּנְתָנָם בְּכָל שֹׁנְאֶיךָ 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Seasons Kosher Bring the Parsha Alive - Toldos Yaakov & Esav Cookies

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 16, 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Ezra Silver to Kallah Gold at  Ateres Yeshaya.hall 908 E County Line Rd 7:30pm
-Chasuna: Krupenia- Hirth Neemas Hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Brody- Kravetz Ateres Chana hall
-Off Shabbos welcome home bochurim

Power Grab

The Lakewood Vaad has extended its reach beyond the borders of Lakewood. Recently it unilaterally declared itself the vaad of Central Jersey. As people  are moving into neighboring towns, the Vaad appears to follow suit. What some have coined the new "five towns" of Lakewood, Jackson, Brick, Toms River and Howell will now be under the vaads control. Time will tell if and how involved the vaad will be while locals form their own alliances and councils in these new communities. Non of the vaad members live outside Lakewood nor were they appointed by anyone of these communities. On the contrary,  people moved to get away from it, not to be told by a 13 member vaad from Lakewood how to run their town.

In last weeks elections the Jewish Community Council of Toms River issued its own endorsements not the Lakewood Vaad. In Jackson a candidate blamed the vaad for their election loss but the vaad denied any involvement and it made no endorsements.
The Jackson community has its own  askanim taking charge and some  resent the vaads overreaching.  
In one instance askanim forged relationships with local politicians and than the vaad election propaganda attacked them which could have set back  months of hard shtadlanus.

Yom Kippur Koton Minyanim in Lakewood

List of Mincha with Yom Kippur Katan erev Rosh chdesh Kislev (Nidcha). Rosh Chodesh is on Sunday.

-kol Shimshon 
- Chateau Park 1:10
-Tiferes Shmuel 1:15pm 941 Princewood Ave, (Hearthstone area)
-Lev Avos 14th street  1:20 pm
-B"M Westgate 1:15 pm
-Somerset Walk 1:20pm
-Alumni 1:45pm
-B"M Kelmwoods Westgate 2:45pm
-Satmar BM every bottom of the hour

Photo: Viznitz Sheva Brachos in Lakewood

Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva attends the Sheva Brachos for the Grandson of the Viznitz Rebbe Reb Yisrael Hager shlita. It took place last night at the home of R' Yossi Atlas.
Photo credit: SL

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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Oif Simchas Lakewood November 15, 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Yehuda Schloss to Kallah Bas R' Akiva Hersh  @ Zichron Shneur 7:30-10:30pm
-Vort: HaChosson Yechezkel Shraga Willner to Kallah Bas R' Menachem Frank @ 132 St. Nicholas Ave Lakewood, NJ 8:00pm
-Chasuna: Gerber- Blumenthal at Ne'emas hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Adler at Ateres Chana hall Bais faiga

Giyus: Bnei Torah in the I.D.F.'s Crosshairs

Against the Backdrop of the Supreme Court's Decision:
Giyus: Bnei Torah in the I.D.F.'s Crosshairs

   By: Beinish Dorit                                             

Am Yisrael, Listen Up!
Giyus, the army draft is here in real time. The Israeli government is proactive to fill the I.D.F. with yeshiva-oriented recruits. Things aren't the way they used to be.
Since the inception of the State, an agreement was in place, that allowed b'nei Yeshiva a 'pitur,' or deferment from military service. Years ago, the Bayit Yehudi party revised the 'chok' with Shivyon Benetal – everyone must contribute and share the burden of the country's defense. Still, whether you embrace Bnei Brak's philosophy, or in contrast, are of "Peleg" orientation, all will acknowledge that the government's on-line ad tells a different story.

Witness its text: "Rotzim l'shanot, rotzim l'hishtalev." Literally: 'They want change [for themselves] and opt to blend in with society.
A prominent Israeli attorney brings us up to speed. He employs similar verbiage to explain the Memshala's intentions:
לא ניתן להתעלם מכך שרשויות המדינה גמרו אומר לשלב את החרדים במוסדותיה ובאורח חייה החילוני, והדרך להשגת שילוב זה מתחילה [ונגמרת] בצבא. הצבא הוא הכלי לשילוב ולשנוי, שמבקשות הרשויות לחולל בחברה החרדית. עיקרון זב שזור כחוט השני לאורך התיקונים המחמירים בחוק, ומהווה את הבסיס להם.
One cannot ignore the fact that the authorities have decided to incorporate the Haredi people into its institutions and secular way of living. The means to achieve these goals begins – and ends, with the army. "Tzavah" is a tool being used to incorporate and alter the Haredi community to its liking. 
In short, Yahadut's shortfall is the army's livelihood ר"ל.


Rav Elyashiv – Psak and Hashkafa

An acquaintance recounts how, during his tenure of study in Israel, he sat by Rav Elyashiv zt'l, as a 'chayal' from a hesder yeshiva, walked in and inquired as to the Kashrus of a Mezuzah at his military base.

Lakewood BOE Meeting Today

BOE Public Meeting 11/15/2017 6:30 PM 855 Somerset
AGENDA
2- 24 passenger buses at a purchase price of  ($123,453.88)
4 – 54 passenger buses at a purchase price of ($409,327.00) for a
total purchase in the amount of   ($532,780.88)
- $268,115.59 to be paid through the Food Service Enterprise Fund.

Bell Labs To Bell Works

APP.com Nice positive story.
This is the story of how Ralph Zucker saved historic Bell Labs
Bell Labs to Bell Works: How one man saved the historic site and made it a tech mecca

THE INSIDE STORY OF HOW LAKEWOOD DEVELOPER RALPH ZUCKER OVERCAME THE ODDS AND BROUGHT THE MASSIVE BELL LABS BUILDING IN HOLMDEL BACK TO LIFE.

He wasn't universally embraced. A flier on behalf of a candidate running for Holmdel council in 2009 warned voters that the town was on its way to mirroring "Zucker's urbanized Lakewood," according to a story in the Independent Read full article at the Asbury Park Press.

Tax Dollars: LIC Meeting Today

LAKEWOOD INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
Regular Business Meeting November 15, 2017  11:30AM Conference Room C (Second Floor)Lakewood Municipal Building, 231 Third Street, Lakewood, NJ 
- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT: • Steven Reinman, Executive Director
- Tenants for hangars space

Power outage Squankum Area Lakewood/Howell

Updated: Power restored to most costumers.
Over 1500 costumers are without power after a utility pole was knocked down in a accident.  JCP&L expects power to be restored by 12:00 pm. Currently in Lakewood there is no power on Coventry Square and princeton, Squankum roads Heavy traffic in the area.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 14, 2017

-Vort: Hachsson Menachem Zev Singer to Kallah Bas R' Dovid Berger at Ateres Yeshaya hall 7:30 pm
-Chasuna: Tress- Stefansky Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Fayazi-  Newman Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga

Court accepts Amendment in Lawsuit

Jacksonleaks- At 4:00 PM today, Agudath Israel’s amendment to their lawsuit against the Township of Jackson was accepted by the court, despite Jackson’s objection. This change adds new allegations of discrimination related to the township’s ban on eruvin to the existing lawsuit. Note that this does not mean the court has ruled on the content of Agudath Israel’s arguments, just that they will be allowed to make an argument.

#PickupOurBoys

Driving around Lakewood you may have noticed some lawn signs with messages about picking up the boys. As the days get colder the Bochurim dont always have busing available and are asking the good hearted drivers to pick them up and offer them a ride. Adding some humor to their plight, the boys launched an awareness campaign by placing various lawn signs at the corner of Pine street and MLK. The signs read "get a mitzva" "dont be like sedom" "pickup our boys".  Last week Thursday the bochurim gathered at that intersection holding up the signs to passing motorists.
So while your driving in the comfort of your car and you pass yeshiva boys who are standing in a safe place, pull over and give em a ride.

Tax Dollars: LDC Meeting today

Lakewood Development Corporation Official Meeting Tuesday, November 14, 201
4:30 PM Municipal Building 231 Third Street Conference Room C
Agenda
Resolution 17-11-1 Authorizing a sub-recipient agreement with Lakewood Community Services Corporation under UEZ 2017-2: Business to Business Networking 4
Resolution 17-11-2 Authorizing a sub-recipient agreement with Lakewood Community Services Corporation under UEZ 2017-3: Business Assistance Initiative 7 - $96,650.
Resolution 17-11-3 – Authorizing UEZ Project 2018-1 – Zone Projects Management and Administration 2018 ($325,000)

Monday, November 13, 2017

A SPECIAL SHABBOS IN LAKEWOOD

I always knew that the shul I daven in was special. Khal Divrei Chaim is a basement Shtibel with a mostly chassidishe group of mispalelim. I never realized how special it actually is until this last Shabbos. About 2 weeks ago the gabbai of our shul received a phone call from a family in Kansas City. They told him that they were making a wedding at Lake Terrace on the following  Sunday and needed a place to make an aufruf before the wedding. All they needed was 2 aliyahs . They wanted to know if we could help them. They had called every shul nearby and were told that they couldnt be guaranteed an aliyah. Our  gabbai and a few other members decided that we should make them a proper aufruf. They ordered candy to throw,  kugels and hot food and everything else needed for a Kiddush. The Rebbe of our shul of was more than happy to oblige of course.

We had no idea who these people were. When I walked into shul this past shabbos morning, I was surprised to see a veritable cross section of all types of Jews.  There were yarmulkes in every color,  size and fabric. There were people with jackets and  without jackets. It was definitely not the crowd that normally attends our shul. 

One thing that I noticed immediately was that none of the members of our shul looked uncomfortable or judgmental in any way. Everyone was happy and smiling . It almost seemed that everyone was in a better mood than usual hosting these friendly people. The chosson got his Aliyah. Candy was thrown. Davening was finished. And the kiddush began. I watched in awe as my fellow shul  members who I assume are not usually exposed to people from outside their community treated these fellow Jews as equals.  It was truly amazing to watch people from opposite spectrums of Judaism interacting with one another as if they knew each other their whole lives. 
As I walked home from shul I thought to myself this is truly what Lakewood is all about.

This wasn't a Kiruv event, or a fundraiser. It was an impromptu event that showed me what true yiddishkeit is all about. 
Our gabbai, who is a member of Bikur cholim, is very young, but he already understands what makes us Yidden so special. We are more than our differences.

Hershel Herskowitz 


Hershel Herskowitz 

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 13, 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Michoel Zimmerman to Hakallah Rivka Kaufman Bas R'   Yaakov  Moshe at 106 Spruce Street 7:30 pm
-Chasuna: Berenstein- Adler Fountain Ballroom Lakewood cheder
-Chasuna: Rooshanshad - Hassan Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Beer- Friedman Lake Terrace hall

Tonight: Lakewood Zoning Board Meeting

Lakewood Zoning  Board Of Adjustment November 13, 2017 Municipal hall 7:00 pm
AGENDA 7:00 P.M. Watch Live Stream HERE

BDE: Rabbi Moshe Reuven Barkin, z”l

Shiva info: Tuesday morning shiva will be at the Biegeleisen residence, 45 Drake Rd Lakewood, NJ 08701.
The family will be sitting until 11:30 am and then returning to Cleveland. 
המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבילי ציון וירושלים

Update: Kevura will be in Lakewood at the cemetery on 7th Street  approximately 9:30 pm.
Petirah of Rabbi Moshe Reuven Barkin, z”l. The levaya took place earlier 12 noon at Telshe Yeshiva Cleveland. The Aron is on its way to Lakewood. TNZBH.

Drone View of the Rockwell & Riverwood Developments in Lakewood.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Report: Route 9 improvements will begin in 2019 No plans of widening the Road

APP reports Route 9 between Lakewood and Toms River is slated for improvements. But the work on the state Transportation Department's to-do list is not what many have hoped for. Seven miles of the thoroughfare in Lakewood and Toms River will be repaved, and nine intersections .. will be upgraded by widening and adding sidewalks, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation. There are no plans to widen the road. In Lakewood several intersections will get  upgraded traffic signals, curb ramps, sidewalks and guardrails at Locust, Chestnut, Prospect, Pine, Main and First streets as well as Central Avenue. Read more at APP.com


Oif Simchas Lakewood November 12, 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Pinchos Shurkin to Kallah Shani Zahner Bas R' Avrohm at Rav Blech's shl 13th & Madison Avenue 7:00 pm Lakewood
-Vort: Kallah Kalish Bas R' Dovid  at 23 ponderosa drive (pine river) from 8:00-10:30 pm
-Chasuna: Rokowsky- Kamehhar at Fountain ballroom Lakewood cheder 
-Chasuna: Goldenberg wedding at Neemas Hachaim hall

Video: Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva davening at the Kever of the ש״ך in Prague

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Has the Horse Bolted?

Cross posted from The Thinking Yid an assessment on Lakewood.
We are all familiar with the saying “closing the stable door after the horse has bolted.” The “oh my what just happened?” Why wasn’t I more vigilant?

Tonight in Lakewood, New Jersey an event was cancelled due to pressure from the powers that be. It was to be an evening of song and merriment with food and wine,starring two very popular singers from the frum Jewish world. It was decided by the hanhala that this event would possibly attract the wrong element, become rowdy and then possibly turn into an evening of mingling even though it was a kumzitz for men only.

In “What Has happened to Lakewood,” I outlined the premise of the Torah town and how the nouveau riche have had a snowball effect on the community. It is no longer just a Torah town. The big wheels have moved in. They want the glitz and glamour of city life in the suburban setting of Lakewood. The town has evolved. A new generation resides there now. The change started slowly with a few city dwellers moving in and building their mansions but like a train gathering speed as it leaves the station it has taken on a life of its own. We cannot expect this new city influx to adhere to the standards of kolel folk. They are cut from a different cloth.

Melava Malka Motzei Shabbos parshas Chayei Sarah

-Melava Malka Yeshiva Dvar Torah of Yerushalayim, Rav Menachem Eichenstein at 1402 twin Oaks Drive 8:00 pm
-Fresh Bagels and Melava Malka at super stop 1161 River Avenue
-Fresh bagels at Kosher Village open motzei shabbos 7:30-10:30
-Fresh Bagels at Aisle 9 open till 1 am
-4 corners county line, James,  chestnut locations
-Bagel Nosh

Friday, November 10, 2017

Lakewood zmanim לייקווד ערב שבת פרשת חיי שרה

Friday, November 10, 2017 / כ״א חשון תשע״ח

Candle lighting: 4:26 pm
Shkia: 4:44 pm

Sof Zman Krias Shema Gra 9:08 am
*** Shachris early in many shuls due to early Zman Krias shma***
Weather: low of 21, Friday night Shabbos day high of 41

Aderes Bais Yaakov High school to open in Lakewood


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 9, 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Nesanel Tober to Kallah Freilich Esther Gerber hall, corner of     6th and Madison 7:30-10:00 pm
-Chasuna: Goldstein-Hirshman Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Orbach- Spector Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chasuna: Neuwirth- Felsinger Lake Terrace hall Lakewood, NJ
-Chasuna: Serebrowski- Kahan at Ne'emas Hachaim hall Bais Tova

Parlor Meeting for Nesivos at 13 Partree, Jackson 8:30-11:00

Lakewood Chaveirm: Erev Shabbos Travel Alert


BMG Shabbos of Chizuk in Prague


Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva Rav Yeruchom Olshin visits Rubashkin

Read story in Mishpacha magazine
Photo courtesy of Yisroel Besser @srulibesser

Vaad Trying to shift away from Lakewood's Trumpiest Town Image

Exactly a year ago Lakewood, NJ was named the Trumpiest town in NJ with populations greater than 10,000. Lakewood, Voted for Donald Trump by the highest victory margin. Trump got 18,139 to Hillary's  5,927 votesi.  Its no secret the VAAD wanted Hillary. 
A Year later, Lakewood votes for Liberal Murphy etching out a Republican by 88 votes. Murphy won the Lakewood vote but got less votes than Hillary did.

A few months ago the Vaad hired a PR frm to reshape its image and started putting out  articles about national issues. They attacked The President following his comments about the Alt Right demonstration in Charlotseville. They demanded the president to take a stronger stand against the white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups that gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, for the deadly “Unite the Right” rally.

Governor elect Phil Murphy did the same at his inauguration speech he attacked President Donald Trump as if he is to blame for all of NJ's problems.  Just 3 weeks ago the s4 group a frum owned PR firm  held an event for Murphy in Lakewood attended by the Vaad and businessmen in the healthcare and other industries. 
The message to Murphy is that not only are we endorsing you but we share your policies too. Its open for speculation, if the Vaad attacks on both Trump and Guadango were calculated to reshape the vaad's image and send a message of support to Murphy. Time will tell if Murphy will deliver the goods.

Lakewood BOE retains Lawyer for AG office Matter

App reports the Lakewood Board of Education has hired a lawyer to defend how it pays its lawyer. According to the report in the APP the issue is board attorney Michael Inzelbuch's $600,000 retainer, a deal the New Jersey attorney general says may violate state rules because of the amount and because Inzelbuch is being paid in advance of work he does. The district hired another lawyer at $400 per hour to "communicate and review matters with Attorney General's office," according to board minutes from late September. read more at APP.com

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

WHAT HAPPENED? STATEMENT FROM THE VAAD L'TZORCHEI TZIBUR

                          STATEMENT FROM THE VAAD L'TZORCHEI TZIBUR

This statement is by no means to be taken as an excuse for the election turnout. While the Lakewood VAAD has been around with its current lineup for 17 years, and The VAAD ltzorchei tzibur is about one week old, The end result, as usual, is that no change is happening. As they say "close only counts in horseshoes and grenades". While there was an obvious turnout  that did not listen to The Vaads suggestions, there still were plenty of people who followed blindly what they saw on the Lakewood Scoop or on pamphlets thrown about the entire town. The Vaad effort was obviously much stronger than the efforts of the opposition. They obviously have much more to lose monetarily. That is why it is worth it for them to spend so much money on a seemingly innocuous local campaign. They need to retain people in office that will do their bidding even at the expense of our quality of life.
But it is laughable to see them claiming that the entire town showed them support. Nothing could be further from the truth. In 2010 most of the Jewish community showed them that they don't care about their suggestions. Bob singer had given up his position on the committee to Isaac Akerman when it was obvious that nobody was going to listen to the Old Guard. Now forward 7 years later and not much has changed. Most general elections see approximately 6000 of the Orthodox communities votes. Out of those votes approximately 3500 are vaad followers and 2500 are those that oppose them. For them to say that they have a voting block is absolutely false. Unfortunately,  those that want to see change in our town have mostly given up.

So where do we stand now? It is my hope that the only way to get things done in this town for the good of the people is to continue to try our best to do what is right even when their selfish actions get in our way.

Yes it is true, close only means something in horseshoes and grenades. Hopefully we can avoid their grenades and continue to focus on the  positive in our town of Lakewood.

Harold Herskowitz on behalf of TVLT

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 8, 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Yissocher Lampert to Kallah Nechama Chapler Bas R' Aron at Khal Ner Dovid 14th Street and Tanglewood 7:30 pm

-Chasuna: Steiger- Gutterman Neemas Hachaim hall Bais Tova
-Chasuna: Wegh- Notis Fountain Ballroom Lakewood cheder
-Chasuna: Feiner- Dachs lake Terrace hall

Tonight: Lakewood Committee Meeting expected to Adopt the Master Plan

Back to Buisness  after election committee will vote on the master plan. 
-AGENDA
LAKEWOOD TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING November 8, 2017 7:30 PM
These two ordinances were added today

7. Ordinance Of The Township Of Lakewood, County Of Ocean, State Of New
Jersey, Amending And Supplementing Chapter XVIII, Entitled “Unified Development Ordinance”, Of The Revised General Ordinances Of The Township Of Lakewood To Implement The Lakewood Township Master Plan

Leil Shishi at Gourmet Glatt canceled by Rabbonim

After pressure from Rabbonim the Leil Shishi event at Gourmet Glatt Lakewood has been canceled. It was initially a for men only event and closed for bochurim. Composer Yossi Green and Singer Shlomo Simcha were going to debut a new album.
R' Yossi Green Tweeted:  Layl Shishi event in Lakewood has been called off. The Rabbonim didn't see it as a proper idea. For us it's an opportunity to be Mekayem מצוה לשמוע דברי חכמים! For me that always comes first. We always hope to do events that will be מקדש שם שמים, but if it doesn't meet approval of דעת תורה, then it's out.


An Emboldened Vaad Defiant after Elections

After running unopposed the vaad doubled down in its arrogance ignoring the plight of thousands of Lakewood residents who dont feel they have their best interests in mind. The Vaad decided that the elections in Lakewood is barometer for their power. Despite a very low turnout the vaad issued a statement on its website talking about the achdus of the community.  The will of the local constituents is very clear and known to the vaad.  Yet on a local level they continue to favor yechidim over the needs of the Rabbim. Lets have Elections for the vaad members and than see where Lakewood really stands.
 The attitude of the Vaad is:

A slap in the face to all those  who sit in daily traffic and cant pay their taxes  which will no doubt shoot up when Murphy takes off the 2% cap.
A slap in the face to the hundreds who came down pleading and begging during the masterplan proceedings for a better quality of life.
A slap in the face to ignore and pay no attention to all the yechidim who suffer in silence but wont go out and vote.
Instead of being  נושא בעול the Vaad continues down the path of  כי בשרירות ליבי אלך

How Lakewood voted in the Gov Race

District#     registered voters   Votes cast       Turnout percent     Murphy-Guadango

Lakewood District 01     1183 221  18.68 %         136 -  59
Lakewood District 02     999 182      18.22 %         114 -  48
Lakewood District 03      698 332 47.56 %        114 - 211
Lakewood District 04      911 152 16.68 %         112-  26
Lakewood District 05     1053 218 20.70 %         103 -  97
Lakewood District 06     2098 326 15.54 %         192 -114
Lakewood District 07     1464 218 14.89 %         162 - 50
Lakewood District 08     1202 184 15.31 %          110 - 66
Lakewood District 09     1682 461 27.41 %          247- 202
Lakewood District 10     1545 246 15.92 %          130 - 98
Lakewood District 11     1208 225 18.63 %          147 - 59
Lakewood District 12     1709 408 23.87 %          260 - 114
Lakewood District 13     1343 312 23.23 %          156 - 148
Lakewood District 14     774 181 23.39 %          128 - 37
Lakewood District 15    2363 437 18.49 %          249 - 159