Sunday, December 31, 2017

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood December 31, 2017

-Vort of Hachosson Shloimy Milworm to Kallah Naftali @ River Terrace 1094 river ave Lakewood 6:00 pm
-Lakewood Chaveirim Responds to over 200 calls today Friends u can count on
-Parlor Meeting for Lev Pinchas 17 Walker Drive,(The Woods) Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm Divrei Bracha Rabbi Yitzchak Dwek

-Shiur By Reb Chaim Kramer on Toras Breslov at Berditchev Kloiz 9:45 pm 

-Want to go to Florida? snow expected there too


Petira of HaRav Yitzchok Sender Ztl father of R' Moshe R' Shraga R' Dovid R' Yakov R' Mordechi R'  Meir R' Shlomo.  Rabbi Yitzchok Sender ZT'L was a Rosh Yeshiva in Skokie Yeshiva,IL a Gaon and Talmid Chochom he was Mechaber seforim and authored the acclaimed commentators series in English on Yomim Tovim. He recently moved to Lakewood.
The Levaya will take place 9:30 am tomorrow morning at Khal Zichron Pinchos 145 Flintlock Lakewood, NJ  (off Powderhorn dr New England Village).

NWS: Wind Chill Advisory Tonight- Frostbite in 30 minutes

Wind Chill Advisory Alert:
EST MONDAY... A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind will combine to create low wind chills. Frost bite and hypothermia can occur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat and gloves. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. 

* WHAT...Very cold wind chills expected. Expect wind chills to range from 5 above zero to 10 below zero. 
 * WHERE...Portions of central and southern New Jersey, southeast Pennsylvania, northeast Maryland, and all of Delaware. 

New Dates for Trash pick in Lakewood

Starting January 1, 2018, all normal trash (green can) and recycling (yellow can) pickups for Thursday and Friday will be collected the day before. So if the normal pickup day was Thursday, it is now Wednesday. If your normal pickup day was Friday, it is now Thursday.

Starting January 1, 2018, the bulk trash pickup day will be Friday (not Wednesdays), every week according to your zone*. Bulk trash are items, such as brush, metal, leaves, e-waste, and sanitation bulk. All residents must call the DPW for an appointment at 732-905-3405 to have bulk trash picked up. Remember, bulk trash is only collected once a month in your zone so if a holiday occurs on your bulk trash pickup week, you will have to wait until the next month.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Melava Malka Motzei Shabbos Parshas Vayechi 5778 Lakewood


-Inaugural Dinner Yeshiva Lekach Menahel Rav Gershon Eichorn Tov at 10 Sienna way 8:30- 10:00 pm Divrei Bracha Rosh Yeshiva Harav Yeruchem Olshin shlita 

-Annual Dinner Skver Talmud Torah of Lakewood at Tashbar hall 82 Oak street 8:30 pm

-Lakewood Fellowship Melava Malka

-Mekimi production  at Yeshiva Ktana hall 120 second street 8:30 pm (for Women only)

Bais Kaila School annual Melava Malka

Friday, December 29, 2017

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת ויחי - חזק

 Erev Shabbos Kodesh Parshas Vayechi/Shabbos Chazak Friday 11 Teves 5778/December 29, 2017

-Candle lighting 4:21 pm
-Shkiah 4:39 pm
Weather for Shabbos hi of 10 Friday Night,shabbos day Hi of 28 very cold with a little snow, accumulating a coating to an inch.
!חזק חזק ונתחזק

Bun Burger Kitchen opens in Lakewood

Bun Burger Kitchen soft opening in Lakewood Located 1091 river Avenue, Todd Plaza South Lakewood, NJ  (732) 806-5287
From Great Kosher Restaurants Facebook Page:
Words from the chef, Jason Cappetta (former chef of Ottimo Cafe)

"There really is nothing quite like starting up a new restaurant. Its like building a plane from scratch and hoping it will fly. It's an idea, it's a spark of passion, a collaboration of dreams, love, hard work and talent. It's finding out people's skills and nurturing them , it's identifying their weaknesses, overcoming them and finding out what they are made of. As a chef , it's taking what you have learned from years of physical and mental exhaustion and building a team that will execute the ultimate vision. The odds are against you, but still you see it through." Photos courtesy of Elan Kornblum

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Bitter Cold Temps Through next Week

Forecasters expect the cold weather to stick around for a while and remain below freezing until January 7th. Snow is expected over shabbos Between 1-2 inches inch in the Central Jersey area. Still too early but some forecasts are predicting a bigger storm for next weekend. 

 If you see Yeshiva  Bochurim Walking or Hitching Please pick them up. Take Meshulachim into your homes and give them a hot drink offer to drive them around. 

Ocean County Department of Human Services activated a cold Blue alert when Temps fall below freezing.

 If you see anyone homeless they can seek shelter at the warming center 
Lakewood Community Center 20 East 4th Street Lakewood, NJ
Thursday 12/28/17- Tuesday 01/02/18  7:00pm until 8:00am the following day.

"Surreal" The Yated and the Rubashkin story

It was an unpopular stance to take, but Rabbi Lipschutz put pen to paper and wrote what was on his mind and in his heart. He couldn’t stand by silently as a good man was being maligned.

Yated Neeman 
By Rabbi Yitzchok Hisiger -  Dec 27, 2017
It’s a day and a moment that I will forever remember. We had dreamed, we had prayed, we had hoped. We had talked, we had read, we had pondered. We had written and we had reported. Shalom Mordechai had become part of our lives in some way, shape or form.

While Shalom Mordechai’s belief in his salvation seemed ever-present, we, in an honest moment, will admit that we had moments of questioning and doubt. There were good tidings and then there were apparent setbacks. Our emotions seemed to be on a proverbial roller coaster for about a decade.

The reaction we witnessed to the phenomenal news this past week was a reflection of just how personal Shalom Mordechai’s plight was to Klal Yisroel across the globe.
Here at the Yated, we didn’t just report on Shalom Mordechai. We seemed to be living his saga week in and week out.

I recall like yesterday when Rabbi Lipschutz became the first member of the Jewish media or of any Jewish group to publicly recognize and bring attention to the miscarriage of justice perpetrated in this case. He had the courage of his conviction to wholly devote his newspaper – and, in truth, his life – to the cause of Shalom Mordechai.

מוצאי עשרה בטבת Simchas/ Events Lakewood

-Chasuna: Shapiro- Rothenberg Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Zucker- Lomner Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Vort: Hachosson Avrumi Pick to Kallah Chaya Dusie Bash Bas R' Tzvi Simcha at R' Gissinger shul 175 Sunset Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Shloime Pinter to Hakallah Goldy Abish (Montreal) at Bais Pinchos hall 1951 New Central Avenue 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Aryeh Leiner to Hakalla Leizer at Westgate Simcha hall 100 Ropshitz Court 7:30 pm

-Yeshiva Bais Hatalmud Annual Lakewood Alumnai Reception at yeshiva Ohr Hatorah  780 Vasser Avenue, Lakewood NJ Drasha before Maariv 5:00 pm by Harav Avrohom Bromberg Shlita Maariv 5:39 Milichig Buffet will be served

-Kinus and Siyum for yartzheit of  Rav Dovid Hersh Meyer ZTL (Menahel Stamford yeshiva) at 606 9th street Lakewood 7:00pm Divrei Zikaron Lakewod Rosh Yeshiva Harav Yisrael Neuman Shlita, Rav Dovid Englard

-Parlor meeting for Kollel of Rav Yitzchok Gliezel Shlita at R' Forcheimers shul 425 5th street 7:30 pm Divrei CHizuk by Harav Yeruchem Olshin Shlita, Hot Fleishig Buffet

-Parlor meeting for Reb Bentzy Oiring at  163 Bristol Court (Whndham 2 off Massachusetts) at 8:00 pm Hot Buffet

-Kabolas Panim/Parlor meeting for Rav Moshe Hillel Hirsch Shlita Rosh Yeshiva of Slabodka at 13 Soncino Place, Lakewood NJ 8:00 pm.

‘Can I go back to the cell?’ “I have to say a prayer (bentch).’”

 Excerpt from Article in Yated Mei’afeilah L’orah – From Darkness to Light

And so it was that on the last day of Chanukah, a guard went to Shalom Mordechai’s cell and told him, “Pack up and leave. Get going.” “What’s the problem?” he asked, not daring to hope. Maybe they were going to transfer him somewhere. That would not be unusual. “You’ll find out. Just get going.”

He had just washed for hamotzie in his cell for a humble seudas Zos Chanukah. He grabbed his tallis and tefillin with a small Chovos Halevavos inside and went to the prison office. After a few minutes, the warden appeared. “Congratulations,” he said, holding out his hand. “President Trump has commuted your sentence. You are free to go, as soon as someone comes to pick you up.”

“My father was shocked,” a family member related. ‘It’s a Chanukah miracle!’ he blurted to the warden. “After a few seconds of deepest heartfelt thanks to the Ribono Shel Olam, he came back to earth. ‘Can I go back to the cell?’ he asked. “I have to say a prayer (bentch).’” “‘No, you can’t go back there,” the warden said. ‘You stay here.’

“So he sat down and bentched until my mother came to pick him up. And what a bentching that was.”

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Israeli TV Documentary on Frum Communities in the US, A visit to Lakewood

Israeli TV documentary on the Frum Jews of Brooklyn and its surrounding areas
Watch the Lakewood segment at minute Mark: 13:00 - 17:00

  Or see video Below

Oif Simchas Lakewood December 27, 2017

-Chasuna: Perlow- Follman at Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Streicher- Bressler Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

Asara B'teves Zmanim Lakewood
Fast begins: 5:50am OR 6:06am
Chatzos: 11:58
Fast ends (50 minutes after shkia): 5:28

LPD: Victim in Fatal Crash struck Twice

Patch -- A Lakewood man has been identified as the pedestrian killed on Christmas Day when he was struck by two cars as he tried to cross Cedar Bridge Avenue, Lakewood police said.

Roger A. Conover, 45, died Monday evening at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, where he was taken following the accident, Lakewood Detective Sgt. Gregory Staffordsmith said.

Conover was crossing Cedar Bridge Avenue just west of Martin Luther King Drive about 7:30 p.m. when he was hit by a 1997 Nissan Maxima driven by a 47-year-old Jackson Township woman, Staffordsmith said. The Nissan was eastbound on Cedar Bridge, he said. Conover was then hit a second time by a 2017 Toyota Sienna that was westbound on Cedar Bridge and was being driven by a 33-year-old Lakewood man, Staffordsmith said.

Lakewood Events אור לעשרה בטבת

Lakewood Township Now Accepting Pre Payment for 2018 Property Taxes

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Oif Simchas Lakewood, NJ December 26, 2017

-Chasuna: Zagelbaum- Herbst at Ateres Chana hall Bais faiga
-Chasuna: Steinhous- Schneidman Ateres Reva hall 
-Chasuna: Moskowitz- Tress Ne'emas Hachaim hall Bais Tova
-Chasuna: Fishbein- Greenbaum Fountain ballroom Lakewood Cheder

Moshe Penfil (Lkwd) to Grunenbaum (Lkwd)
Shloimy Pinter (Lakewood) to Goldie Abish

Atzeres Hisoirerus in BMG for Rav Shteinman ZTL Next Monday

A Atzeres Hisoirerus will take place Next Monday January, 1st 2018 in Lakewood yeshiva following the Petirah of Rav Aaron Leib Shteinman Zatzal. Although he left a Tzavah not to have any Hespedim, it was consulted with Rav Chaim Kanievsky shlita to go ahead with it. Its called a atzeres and not a hesped. Speakers will be:
Harav Malkiel Kotler shlita
Harav Yeruchem Olshin Shlita
Harav Moshe Hillel Hirsch shlita R"Y of Slabodka in EY
Harav Don Segal shlita

Monday, December 25, 2017

Oif Simchas Lakewood December 25, 2017

Avromi Pick (Lkwd) to  Chaya Dusie Basch (Lkwd) Bas R' Tzvi 
Aryeh Leiner to Devoiry Leiser from Lakewood.
Yakov Gordon (Lkwd) to Mindel Wrotzlovsky
Chasna Halpern- Rockoff Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga hall 
Chasuna: Winter-Barker at River Terrace, Lakewood 

Pedestrian Struck and killed on Cedarbridge Avenue in Lakewood

A pedestrian was struck a little after 7:30 this evening on Cedarbridge Boulevard near MLK in Lakewood. 
 Medics transported the patient in Traumatic arrest to Kimball hospital but was pronounced DOA. The area is not well lit and  a dangerous place to cross. Just a few months ago a pedestrian was struck and killed at the same location on Friday night. Lakewood Police said according to reports the driver initially fled but than came to the police station were they are investigating the accident.
Misaskim services not needed.
See Video courtesy of FAA

Why Lakewood Rabbis Voted for Trump

Great American Thinker BY Rabbi Yaakov Menkin
Not Just Jerusalem: Why America's Rabbis Voted Trump and Don't Regret It

Yes, you read correctly.  America's rabbis voted for Donald Trump.
Given the common belief that Jews are liberal, this may come as a surprise to many.  But not only do Orthodox Jews (the traditionally observant) have very different political leanings from their more liberal brethren, but they now encompass the vast majority of American Jewish clergy.

Lakewood, N.J. is the home of the largest rabbinic seminary in America and home to tens of thousands of its alumni.  In a few square blocks, you'll encounter more rabbis than liberal seminaries have produced in several decades.  Lakewood also produced the largest pro-Trump majority in 2016 of any New Jersey town, despite a higher percentage of immigrants, impoverished, and non-whites than most other pro-Trump communities.

Rabbis voted Trump not for financial benefits; it is liberal candidates who support generous government programs.  They supported him not simply because of his pro-Israel posture, although he has exceeded expectations with his new, commonsense approach to the right of Israelis to live in peace and security.  Neither did they blind themselves to Trump's failings.  They do not support what he said on a bus 12 years ago or appreciate the un-presidential things he says or tweets on a daily basis.  They look askance at casinos and beauty pageants and have little patience for "reality TV."

So what is it about Trump that they liked on Election Day, and like even more a year later?

Rubashkin and Lakewood

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz of the Yated Neeman talks to the Lakewood shopper about Rubashkin and his connection to the Lakewood community:

"Nowhere was Reb Shalom Mordechai's plight more keenly felt than here in Lakewood, says Rabbi Pinchos Lipscuhtz. "Thousands of people came to the rallies we made in Lakewood". He got the most chizuk, the most letters, the most connection from Lakewood. It was a beautiful thing to see, he wanted to come to Lakewood the day after he came home to personally thank the community for standing behind him. And while logistically the proposed Thursday night event did not work out, there are plans in the works to have Reb Shalom Mordechai come to Lakewood next week.

Agra Dpirka Legal Holiday Program in Lakewood

-Lakewood Township Municipal Offices will be Closed on Monday, December 25.
-No busing many schools expect traffic

-Agra Dpirka Legal Holiday program at Khal Zichron Yaakov (Rav Gissinger)
from 9:30 am-11:30 am at 175 Sunset Road Lakewood, NJ
10:30 am Rabbi Daniel Neustadt shlita will speak about The Halachic &  Hashkafic approach towards tzedaka collection during davening
11:15 am- Rav Micha Cohn shlita R"M Mesivta o long beach will speak on the Sugya of: Hashovas Aveida profitting Vs. Preventing loss to others

-Yarchei Kallah at Ohr Mattisyahu - Shachris 7:45 & 8:45. Followed by breakfast and Seder and shiur. Mincha and lunch at 12:25

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Audio: R' Yehoshua Balkany Discusses the Rubashkin Release on Talkline Radio show

Last night on the Zev Brenner show Rabbi yehoshua Balkany brother in Law of Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin discusses the release. He slammed Senator Chuck Schumer for opposing Rubashkin’s release when President Trump initially asked him to write a letter in support of a presidential pardon. Trump would have done it sooner if not for the intense criticism he faces on a daily basis from the media. He said it was Satmar and not Lubavitch who spearheaded the campaign to free Rubashkin from prison. A group of 24 stamar chasidim are to thank for igniting the campaign joining both factions of Satmar who worked day and night. They visited him every week and took on a large financial chunk. He mentioned Rabbi Pinchos Lipshutz of the Yated for helping with lawyers and advertisements spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in advertising that brought up millions of dollars to help R' Shalom Mordche for the great injustice

Shiva Info

-shiva for R' Shmuel Koplowitz ZT"L at 219 E 4h street Lakewood (between Dewey and Manetta). Shachris 7:40 Mincha 4:00 pm Maariv 8:00 pm Getting up Thursday morning

-Mishpachas Eidelman sitting Shiva for Hatinok Dovi a"h at 108 Chateau Drive Lakewood shachris 7:30 Mincha 1:30 Maariv 7:30 pm getting up Monday Morning Dec 25th

Oif Simchas Lakewood December, 24 2017

-Vort: Hachosson Menashe Abrahamson to Hakallah Bas R' Tuli Raitzik at Stolin Simcha hall 153 E. 7th Street Lakewood 3:00 pm-6:00 pm
-Vort:Hachosson Nechemia Rosenwasser to Hakallah Bas R' Yisroel Ahron Lebovics at Ohr Tuvia 969 E End Ave Lakewood, NJ 7-10 PM
-Vort: Hachoson Reuven Mendlowitz to Hakallah Bracha Baila Feder Bas R' Shloime at 109 Magnolia Drive Lakewood 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm

-Chasuna: Grossberg- Lessin at Lake Terrace hall  (1690 Oak st) 
-Chasuna: Tepfer- Mayerfeld Chasuna at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood CHeder

Hespedim For Rav Shteinman ZTL in Lakewood

-Sunday: Live Video Hook up from EY at B"M D'Arlington 10:30 am
-Monday: at Zichron Binyomin 701 Princeton Avenue 6:00 pm Divrei Hesped by Harav Uren Reich shlita and Harav Yitzchok Rosengarten Shlita of Bnei Brak close Talmid of Rav Shteinman Zatzal
-Tuesday: Hespedim at BMG Beren hall 6:00 pm hall details to come

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Melava Malka Motzei shabbos Parshas Vayigash 5778 Lakewood, NJ

-Melava Malka Khal Tiferes Shimon at 299 Monmouth Avenue 8:45 pm B'hishtatfus Rav Shlomo Miller shlita, Guest speaker Rav Shmuel Halberstadt shlita R' Yitzchok Aryeh Epstein shlita

-Melava Malka Khal Zichron Yaakov Rav Gissinger shul at the KZY Simcha hall 7:30 pm Guest speaker Harav Shlomo Feivel Schustal shlita (approx 9:25 pm) Kumzitz with Yehuda Aderet 8-8:45pm

-Parlor meeting for R' Bentzion Oring of Yerushalayim at 39 Trudy Lane Prospect Square 8:30 pm Hot milchig melavah malkah will be served

-Melava Malka for Yeshiva Shearis Hapleitah of Baltimore at 440 Glen Road Jackson, NJ 8:30 pm joined by Rav Shimon Hirsch Menahel, Rabbi Boruch Braun 4th grade Rebbe

-Siyum Hashas Melava Malka Sharei Torah Utfilah  Rav Yisrael Panski 213 Pine street at the River Terrace 1094 River Avenue, Divrei Bracha Rosh Yeshiva Harav Yeruchom Olshin Shlita 8:00 pm

Parlor Meeting for Bais Medrash LTorah of Monsey (Rav Feivelsohns) at the home of Rav Avrohom Kammer shlita 8 Royal Avenue Lakewood 8:00pm Hot Fleishig Buffet

Friday, December 22, 2017

5778 Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת ויגש

Lakewood NJ Friday, December 22, 2017 / ד׳ טבת תשע״ח

-Candle lighting: 4:17pm
-Shkiah: 4:35pm

-Shabbos weather: Hi of  59, Rather cloudy with occasional rain , areas of fog
 אַתָּה אֶחָד וְשִׁמְךָ אֶחָד, וּמִי כְּעַמְּךָ יִשְׂרָאֵל, גּוֹי אֶחָד בָּאָרֶץ.. מְנוּחַת אַהֲבָה וּנְדָבָה מְנוּחַת אֱמֶת וֶאֱמוּנָה מְנוּחַת שָׁלום וְשַׁלְוָה וְהַשְׁקֵט וָבֶטַח. שבת שלום

32 Yidden In IDF Jails this Shabbos אגודים בצרה

The SSSS Food Truck Arriving soon in Lakewood

 The new South Side Sandwich Shop and Smokehouse Food truck grand opening soon. for updates follow @ssssfoodtrucknj

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Live at the TU Presidents Retreat

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschuts talks about Rubashkin 1:30:00 Part 2

Oif Simchas Lakewood December 21, 2017

-Chasuna: Wolpin- Goldblatt Neemas Hachaim hall
-Dor Yeshorim Mass Screening at Yeshiva Ktana hall from 6:00-9:00 pm 120 2nd street Lakewood


Petirah of Rav Shmuel Koplowitz ZT"L Talmid of Rav Aharon Kotler Zatzal 
Levaya will take place tonight at BMG Yoshon Bais Medrash  8:00 pm after  Maariv. Kvurah will be at the Lakewood Bais Hachaim.

Rubashkin Lakewood Event Rescheduled for Next week

Update: Event Canceled Rescheduled for next week
In July 2010 thousands of Lakewood residents packed Lake Terrace hall to daven and raise funds for Reb Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin. Now B"H the community will give שבח והודאה to Hashem together with Reb Shalom Mordcheh at Lake Terrace hall.

Kol Haolam reports Shalom Mordche Rubashkin is expected to come to Lakewood, NJ tonight. The event will take place in Lake Terrace hall 8:30 pm Speakers including Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin BMG Roshei Yeshiva Harav Malkiel Kotler , Rav Yeruchom Olshin and Reb Pinchos Lipschutz of the yated Neeman who advocated for Rubashkin will be the emcee.
 There will be music with Shloime Daskal singing.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Photo: Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva Rav Yeruchem Olshin Drinks Lechaim upon Rubashkin Release

Video: Dancing in Lakewood

Oif Simchos Lakewood December 20th ג' טבת

                                           ברוך מתיר אסורים
-Lakewood Celebrates the release of Reb Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin come join and dance with Klal yisrael B'Achdus at Seagul Square parking lot 8:30 pm
-Farbrengen at the home of Reb Samuel pasternik Chabad shliach of Jackson 645 Cross street celebrating the release of Rubashkin
-In honor of the release of Reb Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, @SnapsKosher in Westgate Plaza will be serving FREE french fries with every  order tonight 

-Vort: Hachosson Gershon Zaks to hakallah Rochel Spiegel Bas R' Ari at Ateres Yeshaya hall 7:30 PM 908 E County line  Rd Lakewood
-Chasuna: Heinneman- Schulgasser Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Miller- Cohen Fountain Ballroom Lakewood CHeder
-Chasuna: Sternbuch- Schoum Ne'emas Hachaim hall


Watch Live  HERE dancing at 770

Shiva Info

-Shiva for R' Refael Zev Feigenbaum z"l (Passaic) Family sitting in Lakewood at 189 Lafayette Blvd Getting up tomorrow morning December 20.

-Mishpachas Gewirtzman siting shiva for their mother Mrs. Penina Gewirtzman a''h at 43 Carey street Lakewood. The Gewirtzmans will only be sitting shiva in Lakewood 43 Carey Street until Wednesday 10am. Afterwards they will be sitting in Flatbush 1869 E. 12th Street until Friday early afternoon Shachris 8:00, Mincha 4:00 pm Maariv 8:00pm Getting up Friday morning.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

“Nes Chof Hei” Wake Up and Smell the Coffee!

By: Yehuda Zayit

In News that can only be dubbed as classic Chanuka vintage, Turkey’s President announced that it will move its embassy to East Jerusalem, the future capital of Palestine – Just as you thought Trump’s Yerushalayim proclamation pushed Israel past the finish line. 
The timing here is not happenstance – the “pach shemen” or cruse of oil’s message, resonates, Bayomim hohaim Bazman Hazeh.
World events don’t hinge on political clout – The menorah exhorts us all, when Hashem wills it so, it’s lights out! Jewish history plays tricks on the dead – the likes of Golda Meir, Moshe Dayan and the rest who lived from the immediate moment.
The Hasmonean legacy of “veal hamilchamos she-asisa laavoseinu” debunks air force general, Tamir Eshel’s assertions that the new F-134 plane yields “unimaginable military power”.
It intones, Israel military Braggadocio is to reality, what Babe Ruth is to Shakespeare. The I.D.F. is currently eager to share the wealth of culture it espouses with the Torah oriented. Instead Chanukah’s revelation intervenes: Put aside the F-135. Why not share the stealth – the knowledge that a higher source writes the script of civilization in the Mideast – not some top Israeli brass from the land of bilk and money. 

Oif Simchas Zos Chanuka Lakewood 5778 זאת חנוכה

- Yeshivah of Monroe Chanuka Mesiba 7:30 pm 373 Schoolhouse Rd Monroe Twp NJ 08831
-Minyan Shelanu Chanuka Party 7:30 pm at 145 ocean Ave DJKraz, Hilly Hill
 -Hadlokas Ner Chanukah with the Bluzhever Rebbe Hadlokas Neiros at 1404 14th street Lakewood 8:30 pm 
-Mirrer yeshiva Alumni Chanukah Mesiba Drasha by Hara Hershel Kaminsky shlita at the Bais Horaah 401 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 10:00 pm
-Yeshiva Gedolah of Springfield Chanukah Mesiba at Bais Nosson Tzvi 1445  14th street Lakewood 9:30pm divrei CHizuk by the Rosh Yeshiva Harav Eliyahu Meir Sorotzkin Shlita
-Hadlokas Neiros & Mesibas Chanuka at the home of Reb Chaim Eluzur Klein 174 Village Path Lakewood 8:00 pm
-Yeshiva Mesivta Chaim Berlin lakewood Chanukah Mesiba with Harav Shlomo Halioua @ 125 Spruce Street Lakewood 8:30 pm
-Bais Medrash L'torah‏ Chanuka mesiba  in Yeshiva 210 Miller Rd. at 8:30PM. Guest Speaker: Rabbi Gissinger

-Chasuna: Zimbal-Gerstel Fountain Ballroom lakewood Cheder 
-Chasuna: Spira- Jacoby at Neemas Hachaim hall


Petirah of Hatinok Boruch Dov  Eidelman a"h 1 years old ben Reb Chaim Zev shlita. The Levaya will take place 1pm at the Lakewood Bais Olam on 7th street.

Matzav: Tragedy Averted after Table Caught Fire

Photo: Exclusive interview.
A potential for tragedy was halted last night after a table caught fire from a menorah at a home in Lakewood, NJ. In an exclusive interview with, the homeowner, a resident of Blue Jay Way, off of Massachusetts Avenue, explained that he had no choice but to think quickly after the heavy duty plastic table on which his family had lit their menorahs caught on fire.

Official Azan Family Fire Fund by Rabbi Ozeri

                                                              DONATE HERE
Please note this is the Only Official Page Sanctioned by Community Rabbis including Rabbi David Ozeri.
All funds collected from this campaign will be deposited directly to Yad Yosef Fund and will be distributed  accordingly by Rabbi David Ozeri personally. 
To verify the legitimacy of this campaign you can call Yad Yosef at 718-677-3707 Ext 105. Please advise that you are calling about the campaign name in the URL (web address) above. 

On December 18, 2017, the 6th Night of Chanukah at about 2:30 AM a fast moving fire struck the Azan Family home. The Azan family lost their Mother Aliza

Chabad and Toms River in settlement talks over Discrimination Lawsuit

Chabad of Toms River filed a lawsuit last year against the town claiming anti Semitic hostility towards their efforts to build a shul. APP reports that assistant Township Attorney Anthony Merlino said the two sides continue to discuss settlement terms, but no agreement has been reached. He described the negotiations as   "fits and starts sort of process." 

Rabbi Moshe Gourarie filed in a federal civil rights lawsuit against the township in March 2016, charging that "anti-Semitic hostility" and local opposition to the township's ultra-Orthodox Jewish population are the reasons why the Chabad Jewish Center has been told it needs a variance to operate as a house of worship. Read more at

Monday, December 18, 2017

Oif Simchas Seventh night Chanukah Rosh Chodesh Teves 5778 Lakewood

-BMG Chanuka Mesiba B'hishtatfus Harav Yakov Busel shlita Rav Dovid schustal shlita at Beren Hall 8:00pm

-Admor M' Spink Hadlokas Neiros 424  15th street between Forest and Madison

-Vort: Hachosson Shimon Rosenstock  To Hakallah Yetti Pirutinsky  at Zichron Yoel 1012 Lawrence avenue Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm

-Chasuna: Pfeiffer- Redisch at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
-Edison Yeshiva Alumni Chanukah Mesiba at 14 Primrose 8:00 pm

The Light of Chanukah

Chanuka is here! The yom tov brings simcha and kedusha to all mishpachos. Families get together and spend time with each other. Yeshivos hold annual mesibas bringing talmidim together. Friends and neighbors host chanuka parties, special programming for children all over town. Stores add to the flavor with chanuka sales and free donuts. Its a time to forget the long winter nights to forget the darkness and let the light of chanukah spread kedusha and lechtikeit to all.

Chestnut Shul Chanukah Raffle

Only 360 Tickets sold Enter HERE

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Uncle Moishy Chanukah Concerts in Lakewood

There are two different Uncle Moishy Chanukah concerts scheduled at the same time for this Monday in Lakewood. One is at Bais Yaakov high school hall at 1:00 pm  with a Magic show and Ventriloquist the other show is at Bais Shaindel high school 1:30 pm with the original Uncle Moishy with a new sound and new show. Will Uncle Moishy be at both concerts? apparently not. There is a New Uncle Moishy with a brand new show and there is the same uncle moishy also with a new show. The famous Uncle Moishy show

Oif Simchas Sixth night of Chanukah Rosh Chodesh Teves 5778 Lakewood

-Admor M'Spink Reb Abish Hadlokas neiros Chanukah at 617 W. Kennedy Blvd Lakewood, NJ 8:00pm

-Vort: Hachosson Chaim Direnfeld (Monsey) to Hakallah Devora Teichman Bas R' Eliyohu @1436 Fourteenth street Lakewood, NJ 8:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yosef Munk (Cleveland) to Hakallah Adina Glandsman at Bais Pinchos hall 1951 New Central avenue Lakewood
-Chasuna: Cynammin- Kin at Fountain ballroom Lakewood Cheder

BDE: Levaya of 4 year old girl Esther Malka Friedman a'h Bas R' Nechemia Dov shlita is tonight at the 7th street Bais Olam in Lakewood at 10:00 PM. She fell Ill over shabbos and tragically passed away today. May the Family be comforted.

Best Dougnuts in Lakewood?

 Are you Wondering who has the best Chanuka donuts in Lakewood? The Voice of Lakewood features "A Lakewood Doughnut Crawl" Visiting 10 stores and bakeries around Lakewood each one with a special unique flavor making it hard to decide. Its something you have to see for yourself. See the Taste test below.

Chanukah Specials at Lakewood stores and Businesses

-Optical Eye land Grand Opening event at Evergreen Plaza 945 River Sunday Chanuka, Balloons, Donuts Raffle giveaways
-Israeli Donuts from Angels bakery at Jerusalem Falafel S. Clifton Ave
-Sushi Buy 2 platters get 1 free Sushi nation
-Judaica Plaza Free CD with $25 purchase, free book with $50 with coupon
-Gourmet Glatt Chanuka Raffles win amount spent up to $500 on Dec 18- 20
-Corner Bakery Donuts available at Kosher Village
-Toys 4 Thought Chanuka Gelt special 25 Coins for $10
-Green Gifts at EverGreen supermarket special for Chanukah
-Make it Glass Sunday 17th free Baloons and Donuts
-Kosher West chanukah Specials
-Hat Box buy 1 get 1 for 50% off
-Oil Change Get free bottle of Ner Mitzva oil at Express Oil and Lube E Kennedy 
-Mr. Price 30% off
-Emporio 50% off sale
-DB electronics Chanuka Sale
-Toys for U Chanukah sale
-Royal Kids, donuts + 20- 50% off
-Bnos Ice skating Monday 12-2 pm
-Kova $50 of every Hat
-NPGS Free gifts Sunday Chanuka
-ZBerman Buy one comics get second at 50% off
-Aistone boys shirt 1 for $29 3 for $75
-That Hat buy 1 get 50% off 2nd
-His Place clothing Chanuka Bash
-Pizza on Wheels order 6 pies get free case of chocolate coins
-Phil K Suits for $295

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Tonight: Traffic Enforcement Ticket Blitz in Lakewood

The ticket blitz continues tonight around Lakewood.  Make sure ALL snow is removed from your car and drive safe. Troopers, LPD out in force.

Friday, December 15, 2017

ערב שבת פרשת מקץ שבת חנוכה שבת מברכים חודש טבת לייקווד תשע''ח

                       א פרייליכן חנוכה 
Lakewood Zmanim Friday 27 Kislev 5778/December 15, 2017 Erev Shabbos Kodesh Parshas Mekeitz /Shabbos Chanuakah/Shabbos Mevorchim 
Candle lighting: 4:14 pm
Shkiah: 4:32pm

Rosh Chodesh Teves is on Monday and Tuesday
The MOLAD wil be Monday afternoon, 41 minutes and 1 chelek after 1:00 pm.

Shabbos weather: Sunshine and some clouds. High around 40F

Shabbos Chanukah Getaway Lakewood

For those who are still traveling out of town for shabbos keep in mind the forecast calls for a chance of snow in the afternoon Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches in southern half of NJ.

Leaving town if not going with Route 9, no need to back up traffic on Squankum road you have a few options  access the  Garden State Parkway
Going NORTH:
-Cedarbridge avenue after Airport road
-Route 70 East after Airport RD
-Down E. County Line to Lanes Mill Road
-Lanes Mill Road at exit 91
-Airport road off Cedarbridge Make a right
-RT 88 Make right on Chambers Bridge Rd at the Exxon
-Route 70 Between Airport rd and Shorrock street

מעדני הפרשה ערש"ק פר' מקץ חנוכה תשע"ח מקץ

בס"ד, ערש"ק פר' מקץ תשע"ח - ידידיי ומכובדיי קוראי ומתענגי הגליון 'מעדני הפרשה' 
מאת ישראל אהרן קלצקין‎ 
לית מילתא דלא רמיזי, וכל מה שקורה בעולם מרומז בפרשת השבוע. השבוע נסתלק לבית עולמו ארי"ה לי"ש (רבן של ישראל הרב אהרן יהודה ליב שטינמן זי"ע), והוא בן 104 שנים, והשבוע הגליון הוא מס' 104. אפשר למצוא רמזים בפרשה הקשורים לכל ענין שיוצא באותה פרשה. השבוע פגשתי יהודי עם מבטא פרסי כבד וביקש ממני רמז לחנוכה בפרשתנו, פתחתי חומש והראיתי לו מיד בפסוק הראשון איך מספר האותיות מרמז על מספר נרות חנוכה (הווארט במלואו מופיע בגליון), ועוד רמזים הראיתי לו, אך הוא לא היה מרוצה ושאל אותי אם אני יכול להגיד לו איפה מרומז סיפור נס חנוכה בשם הפרשה, ניסיתי אך ללא הצלחה, רק אז שלף היהודי את אמרתו כמנצח: מק"ץ ראשי תיבות 'מצאו כד צ'מן'...

בגליון 'מעדני הפרשה' (עמוד ב') הבאתי סיפור מדהים על רגישותו של מרן הגראי"ל זי"ע, שמשגיח רצה 'לזרוק' בחור מהישיבה ומה מרן ענה לו, שנאלם דום, ומענין לענין הבאתי עוד עובדא מהרבי מטאלנא זי"ע איך ש'טיפל' במשגיח שזרק בחור מהישיבה, כך שהמשגיח לא ישכח את זה לכל החיים, שוה להיכנס ולקרוא, יש בזה מסר עמוק ונוקב ששווה לספר הלאה.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

3rd Night Chanuka Lakewood Dec 14, 2017

-Chasuna: Nadoff- Shifrin Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga

Engagements: Credit-  Shidduchim @ShidduchAlerts

-Akiva Eisenbach (Chicago) to Miriam Plym (Lakewood)
-Naftali Savitz (Lkwd) to Malka Oppenheimer (Far Rockaway)
-Shimon Rosenstock (Monsey) Yetti Pirutinsky (Lakewood)
-Yehuda Ginzberg (Lakewood) to Chana Rabinowitz (Lakewood)
-Shmuel Yoselovsky (lkwd)  to Chavi Kaplan (Monsey)

Important Update More Donuts Coming soon

Halacha of Joining Health care Share insurance

Open enrollment deadline approaching Tomorrow those who cant afford are joining religious based medi share health sharing groups. Some of these groups make you sign on to share in their religious beliefs.  For these Halachic issues speak to your Local Rabbi there are various opinions on this subject.

Letter printed in Hamodia.
As a part of the lower-middle class, I can definitely relate to the controversy over the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare.” Premiums are just getting more expensive, and deductibles make coverage out of reach for basic health care needs.

I’ve recently been introduced to the concept of health care sharing, and am intrigued by the potential benefits, especially to the frum community. Health care sharing, in simplified terms, involves an organization whose members share common beliefs and pay a set amount per month, which goes toward their own and/or others’ medical bills. Monthly payouts are low ($198-$298 for a couple, with a $1,000 “deductible”), and there is no government intervention, as health care sharing is NOT a form of insurance. Members of health care share groups are exempt from Obamacare (non-insurance) penalties.

Open Enrollment Deadline is Tomorrow

From Cosmo Insurance
Many Americans still have not signed up for health insurance.  The open enrollment deadline is days away and if people fail to sign up, they’ll find themselves having to pay the Obamacare penalty next year. Most Americans don’t know that you have a 30 day look period to try out your new health insurance plan.  There are other things to look for the last of people who have not signed up yet. gives five other tips for these Americans:

 1.       There’s an estimated 4.5 million uninsured Americans who qualify for a bronze plan with no monthly cost.  Even those who won’t use their health insurance can get free preventative care and avoid the Obamacare tax penalty.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

JNC: OU Responds issue With Toeiva announcement resolved

Jewish News Channel Exclusive:
The OU responds to Open Orthodox embrace  By Shmerel Ding - December 11, 2017
In light of Hebrew Institute of Riverdale’s embrace of to’eva relationships. The Orthodox Union OU has been prodded to confront the schism Open Orthodoxy is making within Judaism, as previously reported by Jewish News Channel. Below is the official statement sent out today to the inquiring public.
 Thank you for contacting the OU. The OU has been in touch with Hebrew Institute of Riverdale to discuss the OU’s recent policy statement, as set forth below. The discussions have been respectful, with the exchange of differing perspectives. The OU is pleased that the issue has been resolved in accordance with the OU’s policies, as set forth in its statement, as HIR has agreed to refrain from the practice we addressed. HIR has requested that we note that it was not their intention to create a public discussion or controversy.

2nd Night Chanuka Lakewood December 13 2017

-1 inch of snow expected tonight
-Vort: Hachosson Yisrael Chaim Rosenthal to Hakallah Shana Kaminsky Bas R' yissocher at B'M Ohr Meir 30 5th street Lakewood 8:00 pm

-Seudas Chanuka with Reb Mordechai Zilber at Stutchein Bais Medrash 127 Courtney Lakewood, NJ 9:45 pm
-Jackson township council meeting expected to pass resolution permitting Eruvin in the right of way.

Rav Shteinman's Tzavaah for Lakewood: Establish a Vaad Hachinuch

The City of Lakewood, NJ was Zoche to host  Rav Shteinman Zatzal 4 times while he came to give chizuk in chutz Laaretz. Despite his old age Rav Shteinman traveled all over the world giving chizuk to yidden in frum communities. During one of his visits to Lakewood either in 2006 or 2010 a meeting took place at the home of the Lakewood Rosh yeshiva, in attendance were roshei mosdos roshei Chabura and other askanim. The discussion surrounded Chinuch issues and Rav Shteinman encouraged those assembled to create A vaad Hachinuch that will be staffed by Mechanchim and Rebbeim to deal with the school acceptance issue. Unfortunately to this day it has not happened, it's time to establish it now.
 While there are selfless individuals who deal with placing children in schools, a vaad hachinuch is essential to make sure kids get placed in the right school that suits their needs. The decisions should be made by Mechanchim as Rav Aaron Leib suggested. Watch the famous Video of Rav Shteinman were he adamantly yells Gaaveh Gaaveh gaaveh pertaining to not taking kids in to school for "Frummeh cheshboines"  גאווה, גאווה גאווה.

APP Reports on Chanukah in Lakewood

Yoily Lebowitz bakes Sufganiyot at Evergreen
Lakewood baker brings modern twist to Hanukkah treats 

- Chai Lifeline's 'angels sent from heaven'

A recent Facebook post about Lakewood garnered close to 200 comments mostly disparaging the community.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Oif Simchas 1st night Chanukah Lakewood

-Vort: Hachosson Moshe Leib Kaminsky to Hakallah Rochel Richter Bas r' Yosef at R' Forsheimers shul 418 5th street 8:00pm
At DB electronics

Chanukah Lakewood 5778

First night of Chanuka Lakewood 5778 Tuesday December 12 2017
 Zman Hadloka- 4:55 pm, Neiros should burn until 6:14

-postponed to next week Monday (Chanuka Mesiba at BMG beren hall 8:00 pm Harav Dovid Shustal Harav Yaaakov Busel)
-Hadlokas Ner Chanuka with Admor Nadvorn at 415 Monmouth avenue Lakewood 7:30 pm

Lakewood Yeshiva postpones Chanukah Mesiba

The Chanukah Mesiba in BMG that was to take place tonight was postponed due to the Petirah of Rav Shteinman zatzal. It will take place next week the 7th night of Chanukah in the Beren hall. Harav Yaakov Busel shlita Rosh Yeshiva of Edison will be the guest speaker along with the RY Rav Dovid Schustal Shlita.
In Eretz Yisrael  Rav Chaim Kanievsky said they should minimize chanuka events during the shiva.

Light The CAN-ORAH with Jackson Chabad

Build a GIANT Can-Orah
Chabad of Jackson and the White Butterfly invite you to join us in spreading the light this Holiday season.
Donate cans of food to help us light a
Giant Canorah! Tuesday, December 12th, 5:00 P.M. (Building will begin at 1:00 P.M.)

Cans can be dropped off anytime at Chabad of Jackson (645 Cross Street), The White Butterfly (200 North County Line Road) or bring them along with you to the lighting!
Crafts! Doughnuts! Refreshments! Music!
Township Officials and Community Leaders will be in attendance.

Eruv Now Allowed in Jackson

APP reports " Orthodox  Jews will be allowed to construct an eruv on public utility poles, under terms of an "interim settlement" with an advocacy group that puts a religious discrimination lawsuit against the township on hold as the two sides enter mediation
The township council on Wednesday is scheduled to ratify the settlement with Agudath Israel, an Orthodox Jewish advocacy group that filed suit against Jackson after it effectively banned the construction of eruvin.

Video of The Levaya

Monday, December 11, 2017

מרן ראש הישיבה רבי אהרן יהודה לייב שטיינמן זצוק"ל נשיא מועצת גדולי התורה

                                              ניצחו אראלים את המצוקים - ונשבה ארון הקודש

Hagaon Harav Aaron Leib Shteinman Zatzal was Niftar early this morning at Maynei Hayeshua Hospital in Bnei Brak at the age of 104 surrounded by his family who said Viduy. Per his Tzavaah the Levaya and kevura should take place within 6 hours of the Petirah. The Levaya will begin at 12 pm (5:00am US) from his home 5 Rechov Chazon Ish and Kevurah will take place in the Bais Olam in Bnei Brak. He will be buried next to his Rebbetzin who died in 2002. 

The ponovez Rosh Yeshiva Rav Gershon Eidelstein Shlita said that all Avreichim and Bnei Yeshiva from Eretz Yisrael should come partake in the Levaya. Rav Moshe Shternbach said everyne should go to the levaya even if it means they will have to light Ner Chanuka after the zman hadloka. Hundreds of thousands came to the Levaya, there were no hespedim as was written in the tzavaah. In is Tzvaah he requested no one should be named after him but he wont forbid it, also the Matzeiva should not say anything on it besides for his name.

Oif Simchas Lakewood December 11 Erev Chanukah 5778

-Chasuna: Roberts- Wagshall Ne'emas Hachaim hall
-Vort: Hachoson Avrumy Blum to Hakallah Miri Spiewak Bas R' Shimon at the 
 Chestnut shul hall 105 Chestnut Street Lakewood, NJ 8:30pm
-Shidduch meeting at Rav Goldblat's Yeshiva

Cops ID Pedestrian struck in Fatal accident

Monmouth prosecutors Office FREEHOLD – A 51-year-old Lakewood Township man died as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle along Route 9 in Howell Sunday evening, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

The pedestrian, Isidro Martinez-Mendez, was crossing Route 9 northbound, a quarter-mile south of Alexander Avenue, at approximately 7:43 p.m. on Sunday evening when he was struck by a 2016 Honda Accord driven by Christina Martinez, 22, of Jackson. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:56 p.m. The driver Martinez had one occupant in the car, age 10, both were uninjured.

Pirchei of Lakewood Chanuka Extravaganza 5778

Lakewood BOE News

Board Meeting tonight: see full agenda HERE.

Lakewood township manager gets BOE job, TLS becomes official media outlet for BOE. Piner building lease renewed (does that include the 3 million sodexo deal?) “Unity In Lakewood” Art Contest Winners 

- Approve the Township Manager, Thomas Henshaw, Treasurer of School Monies for a salary of $13,500.00, starting January 1, 2018.

- Approve Lakewood Scoop as one of the Official Media Outlet of the Lakewood Board of Education (in addition to the Asbury Park Press and Star-Ledger) for the 2017-2018 School Year.

-BOE takes a $8,522,678 loan from the tate to be repayed by Lakewood taxpayers over next 10 years.

 Move that the Board of Education renew its Lease Agreement with St. Mary’s of the Lake for the 2018-2019 school year, based on the terms of the Lease Agreement. 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Oif Simchas Lakewood December 10, 2017

Chasuna: Ungar- Plotnick Ateres Reva hall
Chasuna: Haikins- Frankel at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder 

Pedestrian struck on Route 9 Howell

A Pedestrian was struck and killed this evening on route 9 north at the Lakewood Howell  border. The roadway has been shut while police investigate. First responders attempted CPR but the patient was unfortunately died of cardiac arrest Misaskim services not needed.

Lakewood News and Links Sunday December 10, 2017

Patron Salutes BMG Kollel Youngeleit

MBD visits Mesameach of Lakewood

- (Next Sunday during Chanukah December 17  Grand Opening Optical Eyeland (Minzers Eidem) at Evergreen Shopping plaza 945 River Ave, Lakewood Township, NJ 08701Donuts, Baloons, Raffles)

-Hachnosas Sefer Torah to Khal Meor Chaim Rav Hertzka's shul 270 Miler rd  Kesivas Hoisiyos at 110 Reagan 1:00 pm procession at 2:45 pm


Rebbetzin Sora Stefansky, a”h, was nifteres on Sunday morning in Lakewood.

Rebbetzin Stefansky, was the wife of, l"bch”l, Harav Lazer Stefansky shlita Mashgiach, Beth Medrash Govoha, Lakewood and mother of R’ Rocky shlita and R’ Aron z”l

Levaya will take place at Shiras Devorah school 575 Oak street Lakewood,  NJ at 11:00 am.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Lakewood Zmanim Erev Shabbos Vayeshev ערב שבת פרשת וישב

Friday, December 8, 2017 / כ׳ כסלו תשע״ח 
                                           "את אחי אנכי מבקש"        

Earliest Shabbos of the Year!
Candle lighting 4:13
Shkiah 4:31

Shabbos weather: Snow likely Some sleet may mix in. High around 35F. Chance of snow 100%. Snow accumulating 3 to 5 inches

Have a Gut Shabbos

Storm watch: Possible 3-5 inches in Lakewood Shabbos day

A winter weather advisory and a winter storm watch have been issued for most of the state.
 snowfall is expected to begin overnight into Saturday morning, Most of the state will see light, but steady snow Saturday, but those at the coast, which is under the winter storm watch until late Saturday night, will see more of a wet mix. Central and southern New Jersey could see up to 3 inches of snow.

Lakewood at the White House Chanukah Party with President Trump

Over 300 Guests were invited to attended the  White house Chanukah party hosted by President Donald Trump and the First Lady. See Video HERE Lakewood, NJ philanthropist and Republican activist Mr. Rich Roberts was there along with Lakewood resident Mr. Duvi Honig of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce. Rabbi Meir Soleveichick  a Orthodox Rabbi lit the Menorah together with the presidents grandchildren. In an interview with The NY Times Mr. Honig said he said he believed the White House had focused on inviting allies and “new kids on the block” versus people who had been invited every year in the past.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood December 7, 2017

-Chasuna: Wasser- Elezary at Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Pfeiffer- Furman Ateres Reva hall Toras aaron
-Chasuna: Marcus- Yourmak Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Gellis- Oppenheimer Ne'emas hachaim hall Bais Tova
-Breslov Pre Chanukah Drasha by Rav Motta Frank 8:45 pm at 423 6th street lakewood
-Yat Kislev Hisvadus at Chabad 1309 Central Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 9:30 pm
-Berditchev shiur followed by Kumzitz with Rav Motta Frank  75 Birch Street Lakewood
-Parlor Meetig for Talmid Chochom at 922 Madison 9:45- 12:00am

Lakewood Weather- First Winter Storm

Lakewood Weather Update from Lakewood 
Welcome back all to another winter. As we can tell from outside,winter has finally started. Yes, there is storm to watch for this Saturday. Before going crazy just have in mind we are NOT at our final solution, things can and will change. Until last night models were showing that most of the precipitation will stay off shore. Lasts nights models started suggesting that a westward trend, towards like is a very possible scenario. Indeed today mot models are showing something nice to hit our region. I will post some maps just because why not. Just have in mind things will change.
As of now we can get anywhere from 1-6 inches. I will update as new data comes in!
Follow on twitter @lakewood732

Now in Monsey.

Seen in Monsey, NY 2 days after doing the same in Lakewood, NJ.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Chanuka: Grand Latke Cook Off in Lakewood

Watch it live from the comfort of your home Thursday night the 3rd night of Chanukah

Oif Simchas/ Shiurim On Chanukah Lakewood December 6, 2017

-Chasuna: Bachrach- Dorfman Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna:  Jaroslawicz- Rokowsky Ne'emas hachaim hall Bais Tova
-Chasuna: Cohen- Bromberg Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

Shiurim for Chanukah:
-Harav Getzel Fried shlita of Cleveland will speak at BMG Forest Bais Medrash CHabura Room 10:35 pm
-Penima Special chanuka shiur for Women by Rabbi YY Rubenstein at the Lakewood Courtyard 52   Madison Avenue lakewood $10 admission @8:30pm
-Rav Nosson Gouraree will speak at 814 E. Countyline for a Hisvaadus Yat Kislev 10:00pm
-Parlor Meeting: yeshiva of Monroe at 1175 Buckwald, Lakewood  8:00 pm Program 9pm

Senator Cory Booker on Jerusalem Capital Anouncement "Not Now"

New Jersey senator Cory Booker said both the capital and embassy issues should be “part of a larger peace process.”

“It should be part of negotiations for eventual final status,” Booker told The Weekly Standard. “We need to be working towards peace in that region.”

Aguda Statement on Trump Jerusalem Acknowledgement

Will The Vaad  also issue a statement?

Statement of Agudath Israel of America Regarding President Trump's Acknowledgement of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel
Israel is a sovereign state. Sovereign states have every right to determine where their capitals are. Israel has designated Jerusalem as its capital. Jerusalem is the seat of Israel's national government. Yet nations of the world refuse to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This is nothing less than a travesty.