Friday, April 20, 2018

State Rejects Lakewood Masterplan after Town Fails to Show Adequate Water Supply

The NJ State Planning commission has rejected the Lakewood Township MasterPlan and Plan Endorsement since the township has not demonstrated its ability to provide adequate water supply for the expected growth TBL Reports.
The state wrote in a 10 page rejection letter explaining its desicion, they will however reevaluate should the Township satisfy the outstanding actions required see full letter HERE 

Currently, the LTMUA is unable to provide service to new projects seeking CAFRA project approval in the LTMUA service area and does not have provisions in place to ensure adequate public water supplies to accommodate the projected growth envisioned by the Township. As a result, although the Township has made great strides to plan for and accommodate growth in a manner otherwise consistent with the intent and provision of CAFRA, the Department has determined that the Township has not comprehensively addressed the need for an adequate public water supply to serve its planned growth.

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת תזריע-מצורע

Friday, April 20, 2018 / ה׳ אייר תשע״ח ערב שבת פרשת תזריע-מצורע

-Candle lighting: 7:22 pm
-Shkia/Sunset: 7:40 pm
מברכים בה''ב
Latest Shma 9:33 am
Shabbos weather: HI of 59 Mostly Sunny and Breezy


Petira of R' Ariel Berger Z"L of Lakewood who was found unresponsive at his home he was 41 years old. His Father Mr. Bernard Berger z"l of N. Lake drive was niftar last year.
The Levaya abd kvurah will take place today erev shabbos at the Lakewood bais Olam on 7th Street at 4:30pm TNZBH

מעדני הפרשה ערש"ק פר' תזו"מ

בס"ד, ערש"ק פר' תזו"מ חו"ל – אחו"ק א"י תשע"ח, ידידיי ומכובדיי קוראי ומתענגי הגליון 'מעדני הפרשה' הע"י.
אין לך היום עיר ואפילו ישוב בארץ ישראל שאין בו ביכנ"ס מקוה ואפילו כולל או לפחות שיעורי תורה ואפילו ברוב הקיבוצים של השומר הצעיר יש כבר בתי כנסת. חנויות כשרים בכל מקום ופינה, שירותי דת ודיינים ורבנים, קידושין וגירושין, והדרכת חתנים וכלות, ניתנים בכל מקום במימון הציונים בבחינת מלאך רע בעל כרחו יענה אמן
שמעתי מהגאון המגיד ר"י גלינסקי זצ"ל שפגש יהודי תימני שהתעללו בו כדי שלא יתנגד לציונים לחלן את ילדיו, אמר אותו יהודי בעל הסימנים: 'ומפני חטאינו גלינו לארצנו  וכעת, אחר שנות דור של 70 שנות מדינה, הבה ונחשב חשבונו של עולם, מי באמת היה צריך לומר הלל ביום העצמות? בשנת תרנ"ו - 1896 למספרם, נתפרסם חוברת ששמה 'דר יודנסטאט' שפירושו 'מדינת היהודים'. מחבר החוברת היה איש מתבולל בשם תאודור הרצל שר"י, אשר כל כוונתו היתה למצוא פתרון ל'בעיית' היהודים, ומצידו הפתרון היה התבוללות מוחלטת ואפי' התנצרות המונית עם אפשרות של מדינה יהודית ככל הגוים, באוגנדה שבאפריקה, (בנו אכן התנצר, ולא נשאר זכר מצאצאיו וחוץ מקבר בא"י לא נשאר ממנו זכר בישראל) עשרות שנים לאחר מכן הוקמה מדינת ישראל, שאכן חקקה במורשתה להשמיד כל סממן יהודי מקורי במדינתם, אלא שכבר הובטחנו, שבכל דור ודור עומדים עלינו לכלותנו והקב"ה מצילנו מידם. ראש הממשלה הראשון בן גוריון שר"י אשר עשה הכל כדי שתהיה מדינה חילונית מוחלטת והיה בטוח כי תוכניתם תמומש ואף אמר זאת מפורשות כי בתוך עשור או עשוריים לא יהיה יהודי חרדי בארץ ישראל, ואף התבטא כי ישאיר כמה שטריימלים שיהיה כמו מוצג מוזאיוני בארץ ישראל. והנה

Russians Cross the Dardanelle

A Russian Navy ship crosses through the Dardanelles strait  today in Turkey en route to the Mediterranean Sea (AP)
It is said over in the name of Rav Chaim Volozhiner he had a kabbala, from the villna Gaon when the Russians will cross the Dardanelles river it will be the start of events before mashiach comes men ken shoin untun shbosdike Kleider. Today news reports of Russian Warships laden with tanks, military trucks and armoured patrol boats sail towards the Middle East. Russian battleships passed through the Dardanelles en route to the Mediterranean, heading to the Russian naval base at Tartus on the north Syrian coast.

The Dardanelles straits connects the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. It is a narrow strait in northwestern Turkey connecting the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara.
Rav Moshe Shternbuch shlita a great Grandson of the Vilna Gaon  received a closely guarded secret that came to him from Rabbi Yitzchak Eizik Chaver

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Affordable Healthcare Sharing: United Refuah Helthshare

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A thriving community of Jewish Americans who freely support one another, through the person to person sharing of funds for medical expenses, and the pursuit of a sustained healthier lifestyle, that ultimately results in enhanced longevity, higher quality of life and the reduction of medically based financial burdens for its members.

Foster the health and financial dignity of the member community, by empowering the actualization of health and wellness in everyday life, and by facilitating the person to person sharing of funds when medical needs happen to arise, in order to alleviate the costly burdens of healthcare and support one another in a way that is fully collaborative and communal in the Jewish religion.  

BD"E: Harav Zechariah Gelly ZT"L Rav of KAJ

There will be a brief Levaya in Lakewood at BMG Yoshon Baisden Medrash 7th Street & Private way 3:00 pm today
Harav Zechariah Gelley, long-time rav of K’hal Adath Jeshurun (KAJ) and the German kehilla in Washington Heights, was niftar Thursday, at the age of 85.

The levayah will be held in the KAJ shul, commonly known as “Breuer’s”, at 10:00 a.m. Friday. Kevurah will be at the KAJ section of King Solomon Memorial Park cemetery in Clifton, New Jersey.

Yehi zichro baruch.

Traffic Light Installed at Pine and MLK

Construction crews today installed the traffic light at the busy intersection of Pine Street and MLK in Lakewood.  It will be operational within a few weeks.

Judge Rules: Chabad Can Operate in Toms River Home

APP reports that the Chabad Jewish Center can continue to operate in a home on Church Road after a federal judge ruled that Toms River wrongly required the Chabad to acquire a variance to operate in a residential zone. 
This ruling can pave the way for future zoning issues.

The report says, "U.S. District Court Judge Freda L. Wolfson said the township's Board of Adjustment violated the federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the U.S. Constitution in  barring Rabbi Moshe Gourarie from operating the Chabad without a variance."
"I'd just like to say that our clients are very pleased with the result and look forward to many years of a productive relationship with the community in Toms River," said Roman P. Storzer, of Storzer & Greene in New York and Washington, D.C., who represents the Chabad Jewish Center.

TBL: Where Are The Impact Fees? We've Been Lied To!

Take back Lakewood When the Master Plan was passed last fall, a key argument made by Brian was that in order to fix the roads we need increased density. You see, the developers will pay impact fees that will allow for bigger and better roads and less traffic. Yes, this Chelmite argument claimed that more density="less" traffic.
The Master plan was pitched as the solution to Lakewood's traffic problem due to the Impact Fees.
The Master Plan further called for Transportation Improvement Districts (TID) to be enacted in just a small part of Lakewood. At our request, a later amendment required TID's to be enacted throughout Lakewood before certain zoning rules would take effect.

But wait!! Impact fees had not yet been enacted! We asked how they could pass a master plan that increased density without enacting the offsetting impact fees. Further, once all of the zones are changed, developers can get approvals grandfathered in before impact fees are enacted!

So what was the solution to this glaring problem? Ray Coles made a strong promise that as soon as the Master Plan was enacted, they would work to quickly pass the impact fees that they'd been dragging their feet on for so long. With these reassurances, the master plan was passed.

Fast forward months later....and where are the promised impact fees?? Who will pay for all of the new roads if the Township refuses to assess impact fees? Wasn't the entire pitch of the Master Plan in order to assess and collect impact fees for roadway improvements?

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Mir Bochurim Wait To Meet the RY for New Zman

LPD: Voluntary Security Camera Registration Initiative

Lakewood Police Dept  joins other municipalities across the nation by offering residents and business that have cameras on their property to register with the police department to help solve crimes known as SCRAM. You will only be contacted if a crime occurs in your neighborhood and you are willing to share any footage your cameras may have recorded and/or photographed. In 2014 a bill was introduced in NJ that Permits municipalities to enact ordinance requiring registration of private outdoor video surveillance cameras.

from the LPD website:
"In an effort to continue our commitment to providing excellent police services, the Lakewood Police Department is forming a community partnership that all residents and business that have cameras on their property can register with the police department. Participation in this partnership is completely voluntary. All registered information will be kept confidential and will only be viewed by authorized Lakewood Police Department personnel. We are not asking and will not monitor your cameras. This is strictly to be used as an investigative tool to aide officers and detectives." 

Obviously, people are hesitant giving over access of their private home video to the govt, Read this article on copblock explaining the other side.

A growing number of police departments across the US want access to your video.
Surveillance Camera Registration And Mapping, or SCRAM as it’s called, is a program where police have residents ‘voluntarily’ register their home surveillance systems with the local police. The way the program is supposed to work, is when a crime is committed near your home, police can ‘request’ all the footage that your system recorded. Of course, if you don’t voluntarily give up the footage, police will either take it by force, or get a warrant to secure the footage.

I know what you’re thinking: Why on Earth would you tell the police you have a CCTV security system? It’s a very logical argument. I, for one, wouldn’t want the police to have access to any audio/video that I have. But in some areas of the country, residents are required by law to register those devices with the local police departments.

Tonight: Lakewood BOE Meeting

Lakewood, NJ Board of Education public meeting today April 18, 2018. Will take place at 855 Somerset Avenue 6:30pm
See full Agenda HERE.

Gas Prices in Lakewood Over $3 a Gallon

 This is when the gas tax comes back to bite, Some gas stations in Lakewood (Exxon Madison) are charging $3.10 per Gallon for credit. Other gas Stations in Lakewood are still in the $2.70 range (see Gas buddy) but prices are going up. 

Gas prices in New Jersey and across the nation resumed their upward trend, due to Mideast tension and the approaching deadline to switch to more expensive summer-blend gasoline. The average price of a gallon of regular gas is $2.71, and was at $2.41 a gallon at this time last year. 
Analysts say higher prices are expected as Memorial Day approaches along with the May 1 deadline to switch to summer-blend gasoline.

Seudah in Lakewood on Yartzheit of Reb Shayala Kerestir ztl

Yartzheit Seudah in Lakewood for Rabbi Yeshaya Steiner ZTL of Kerestir It took place at Yeshiva Ktana hall led by the Shedlitz Rav of Lakewood with the participation of other Chasidishe Raboonim.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

280 Slots for Pre-K in Lakewood

PreSchool Registration for 2018-19 in Lakewood is now open.
 280 slots available see more HERE 
 call Central Registration for an appointment. 732.364.2400 x7022 x7052
Kindergarten registration open today 2- 6pm at Lkwd HS Cafateria

Oif Simchas Lakewood April 17, 2018

-Tehillim for the  Mattersdofer Rav shlita Rav Simcha Bunim ben Rochel L'refuah Shleima

-Vort: Hachosson Beirach Klein to Hakallah Chavi Orshitzer bas R' Binyomin at B"M Ohr tuvia simcha hall 969 East End
 -L'chaim for Hachosson Yitzy Tyk to Hakalla Chaya Gersten (Chicago)  at 28 Arosa Hill Lakewood, NJ 7:30pm
-Siyum Daf Yomi Seder Nezikin at Neemas Hachaim Hall 7:30 pm
-Seuda Yartzeit Reb Shayala M'Kerestir ZtL at Yeshiva Ktana hall 120 2nd street Lakewood 10:00 pm

Tonight: Lakewood Community- wide Siyum for Daf Yomi

Siyum on Seder Nezikin will take place at Neemas Hachaim Hall Tuesday April 17 Lakewood with Harav Yisrael Reiman Shlita. 7:30 pm

Candidates Running Unopposed in Lakewood Municipal Primary Election

Two seats open for township committee.  Incumbents Lichtenstein and Miller are running again.
 You can still register to run as an independent in the general election the deadline is primary day June 5th.

Israeli Police Brutality Make International News

The Israeli Police harsh response to protests in Yerushalayim about Giyus Banos has made the international media. See Video below.
 The story was posted on the front Page of the Drudgereport April 15 edition along with a picture of frum Yidden. The headline read: Israel police use stun grenades to quell ultra-Orthodox 'rioters' and linked to a article on Yahoo News . Protesters were beaten and hospitalized in a new tactic to quell it.  "Israeli police used stun grenades Sunday to try to calm a violent protest by ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem, the latest angry demonstration against the military draft. A police statement said four officers were slightly injured in scuffles as law enforcement tried to disperse "several hundred ultra-Orthodox extremists" outside an army enlistment office in the holy city. "Police used stun grenades and water cannon against rioters," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP." 
Even more shocking are the comments on yeshiva world News Youtube channel: "Shoot them with real bullets" and "These people dont deserve to live".

Monday, April 16, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood Rosh Chodesh Iyar April 16, 2018

-Vort: Hachosson Shimon silver to Hakallah Devory Steiner bas R' Dov at Ateres Yeshaya simcha hall 908 E. County Line, Lakewood 8:00pm
-Vort :Hachosson Jacobs to Hakallah Rochel Ungarischer west Gate simcha hall 100 Ropshitz Court 8:00pm
-Chasuna: Leiman at Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Miller- Epstein Neemas Hachaim hall
-Night Seder resumes in Lakewood Botei Medrashim and shul

Howell Planning Board Approves Affordable Housing Project

Howell planning Board unanimously approved a affordable housing complex at southeast corner of the intersection of Fort Plains and West Farms roads  off Rt 9. Its a 72-unit affordable housing apartment complex of nine two-story apartment buildings, a community center and a maintenance building. The $21 million complex planned by the Walters Group would be 100 percent affordable housing. Read more at Howell Patch

NWS: Flood Watch thunder Storms

Coastal Flood Warning. A storm system will be affecting the region with showers, gusty winds and possibly  thunderstorms this morning. Locally heavy rains may cause urban and small stream flooding at times. Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to impact the region between 3 a.m. and early Monday afternoon.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Tonight: Summer Zman Begins

The Summer Zman 5778 begins this evening in Lakewood at Bais Medrash Govoha. Although it still feels like winter, Bein hazmanim comes to an end, as the hustle and bustle returns, and the Ihr Hatorah begins the new Pesach/summer zman. Bochurim and Kollel youngeleit will be returning to the shtender in their respective Yeshivos. The sweet sounds of Torah learning will be heard in the Various botei medrashim throughout Lakewood. The famous chavrusah tumul will take place tomorrow in BMG as hundreds of  new bochurim have enrolled for the coming zman. The yeshiva will be learning Maseches Shabbos.

Oif Simchas Lakewood Rosh Chodesh Iyar April 15, 2018

Atzeres tefilla for Refua of the Matesdorf Rav 7pm at Zichron Yoel 1014 Lawrence Ave, Lakewood R' Simcha Bunim Ben Rachel Lrfuah shlaima
-Vort: Hachosson Shalom Karongold to Hakallah Esther Rosner bas R' Moshe   1448 Ardenwood  Lakewood 5:30pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yitzchok Dorfman to Hakallah Shoshana Sher at 61 Chelsea   Rd. Jackson NJ 7:30
-Vort: Hachosson Zevi Sova to Hakallah Miriam Richter Bas R' Reuvain  @   Zichron Yoel (1014 Lawrence Ave 7:30 pm 
-Vort: Hachoson Yossi Tauber to Hakallah bas R' Shmuel Dov Wolf at Khal   Chasidim 1401 Cedar Row, Lakewood 8:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yankel Pollack to Hakallah Goldie Pollack Bas R' Yaakov   Gershon  at 122 6th street 7:00pm
-Vort: Hachosson Chaim Frankel to Hakallah Etty Treiser( Montreal) at 1435   Bellinger Street Lakewood from 2:00 - 5:00pm
-Vort: Hachosson to Hakallah Bas R' Shea Rosenfeld Westgate Simcha hall
-Vort: Hachosson Shlomo Greenstein to Hakallah Dussie Brandwein Bas R' Avrohom at Khal Bnei Torah 304 Monmouth Avenue Lakewood, NJ 8:00 pm

-Chasuna: Eisen- Laskin at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Weitman- Wilhelm Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: Beck- Wexler Neemas hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Frey- Swichar Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chasuna: Lake Terrace hall
-Yeshiva Zichron Layma Linden Alumni gathering at Ohr Mattisyahu 935 E. County line Rd Lakewood 7:30 pm
- Hatzolah parlor meeting Brookwood at 7:45 @ 2 Florida, Jackson NJ

Power Outage Joe Parker Area, E County Line

Car accident took out power in the Joe Parker area Customers Affected: 101-500 Estimated Restoration: Today at 10:30 PM according to JCP&L

Power outage Squankum and CountyLine area 21-100 Affected Estimated Restoration: Today at 10:00 PM

Update on Ecoli Outbreak in Letttuce

Matzav reports: 
The CDC reported a E- Coli outbreak on Romaine Lettuce from Yuma Arizona region. Bodek Kosher Produce inc. would ike to confirm that our products originate from California therefore being safe and no concern regarding this outbreak. For any further questions about this issue feel free to contact, director of operations Bodek Kosher produce inc

Other Kosher Brands such as Positive and Kosher Garden originate in Mexico and should not be a problem either.

Hachnosas Sifrei Torah Today Rosh Chodesh Iyar Lakewood

-A Hachnosas Sefer Torah will take place today for Yeshiva Kneses Bais Yisrael Rav Yaakov Kokis shlita Rosh Yeshiva lzecher Nishmas rav Shmuel Binyamin Finkelstein zt"l. Kesivas Oisyos at the 12:00 pm home of the Lakewood RY Harav Dovid Schustal shlita 641 6th street followed by dancing at 2:30pm from the corner of Robin Drive and Regent Drive. 

- Hachnosas Sefer Torah At Coventry shul Ksivas Oisyos 2-4 pm 128 Downing followed by Procession at 4:15 

Chometz Sale Today

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Audio: The Beer Controversy of Pesach 2018

Headlines: Mechiras chometz of Non-frum owned chometz - does it work?

with Rabbi Moshe Elefant COO, OU Kosher- 15:15
with Rabbi Kalman Weinfeld Rabbinic Coordinator – Food Service Department, OK Kosher- 36:00
with Rabbi Sholom Tendler Kashrus Administrator, Star-K- 59:30

Friday, April 13, 2018

NJ Dep Of Health: Romaine Lettuce linked to E.coli outbreak

Good thing it's not Erev Pesach. Dr. Shanik says to follow the CDC Guidelines and not eat Chopped romain

TRENTON –April 13, 2018 Chopped romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona region is likely the source of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that has sickened at least seven New Jersey residents, including one in Sussex County, and a total of 35 people in 11 states, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
More from NJ Herald
No deaths have been reported.
At this time, the CDC said, no grower, supplier, distributor, or brand of romaine lettuce has been identified.
 Consumers who have bought romaine lettuce -- including salads and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce -- should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick. If you don't know if the lettuce is romaine, throw it away, according to the advisory. 

Lakewood Zmanim שבת פרשת שמיני שבת מברכים חודש אייר תשע''ח

Friday, April 13, 2018 / כ״ח ניסן תשע״ח ערב שבת פרשת שמיני Lakewood New Jersey
-Candle lighting: 7:15 pm
-Shkia: 7:33 pm

-The Molad for Chodesh Iyar is Sunday afternoon 4:37 pm and 5 chalakim 
-Rosh CHodesh Iyar is Sunday & Monday
-Daf Yomi Siyum Seder Nezikin
-Pirkei Avos Perek 1
-Weather shabbos day 78°HI Mostly sunny and very warm
                שלא חסר בעולמו כלום וברא בו בריות טובות ואילנות טובים להנות בהם בני אדם

Minyan that will lein Parshas Tazria- Metzora this Shabbos

There will be a Minyan in Lakewood that will lein Parshas Tazria- Metzora this shabbos for those going to EY. 
BMG mariv B"M the 2pm mincha  shabbos afternoon with tazriah-mitzorah laining.

Last Shabbos  Krias hatorah was Parshas Shmini in EY.
 If you know of a shul in Lakewood please post in comment section . TY

Lakewood's New Kimpatorin Resort

La Isha. Located on Hope Chapel Road and Miller.

Heavy Presence of State Troopers around Lakewood

The State Police are all over Lakewood today in a traffic enforcement detail cracking down on cell phone use while driving among other infractions. Also be careful at the Borders at Jackson for police traps, especially near Cross street.

Birchas Ilanos Lakewood 5778

Birchas Ilanos Lakewood 5778- 2018
Trees are blossoming again in Lakewood, here is a list of fruit trees in Lakewood from Misaskim  This Year Rosh Chodesh Iyar is this coming Sunday and Monday. According to the Psak of Harav Shmuel Kamentzky shlita one is permitted to say the Bracha on shabbos additionally if the blossoming is late one can say the bracha after chodesh Nissan since it is considered tekufas Nissan.

Shlissel Challah, the Key to making it, the reasons behind it

10 Reasons for Shlissel Challa on shabbos after Pesach see below

There is a minhag to bake shlissel challah (shlissel means key in Yiddish) for the Shabbos after Pesach. Shlisel challos are best known as a segula for parnasa,Some bake the challah with an actual key inside,
some make the challah in the shape of a key and some put sesame seeds on top in the form of a key. The Ohev Yisroel says about shlisel challah that “the minhagim of our fathers are most definitely Torah”. There are many reasons given for this minhag of baking shlissel challah; (Some of the items written below can also be found in Taamei Minhagim, Nitei Gavriel, Sefer Hatoda’a and Minhag Yisroel Torah)

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood April 12, 2018

                היום שלשה עשר יום שהם שבוע אחד וששה ימים לעומר/בעומר

-Vort: Hachosson Tzvi Neuman Ben R Eliyahu to Hakallah Naomi Feuer (Cleveland) at Stolin Simcha hall 153 East 7th street Lakewood
-Vort: Hachosson Yehuda Leib Pikus to Hakalla Bas Rav Henoch Shachar at B'M Ohr Tuvia 969 East End, Lakewood 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Noach Heisler to Hakalla Zuckerman (Kensington) at  Zichron Shneur  282 Oak Knoll, Lakewood 7:30pm

Chasuna: Jacobowitz- Zelinger Lake Terrace hall
Chasuna: Antin- Katz Ateres Reva hall
Chasuna: Basch- Kaplan Fountain ballroom Lakewood Cheder

Website Launched "The Lakewood Response" Giving a Voice to the Vaccine Reaction

The Anti Vaxer Movement launched a website The Lakewood Response Giving a Voice to the Vaccine Reaction. Two Months ago a email sent out by The Vaccine coalition  reignited  the Vaccine debate again specifically in Lakewood. It set off swift responses within the frum Jewish Media and in Lakewood. They were called a small, fringe group that ignores the advice of medical professionals who overwhelmingly support immunizations. Dr. Rich Roberts painfully dis invited non vaccinated people from his bi annual Chol Hamoed carnival. Letters by prominent pediatricians in Lakewood were written in support of immunizations for children to prevent tragic occurrences and denouncing this movement.

 On the website they claim there is a Deep State in Lakewood that has a monetary motive to push vaccines.

Rubashkin Attends a Bar Mitzvah at The Special Children's Center in Lakewood

 Reb Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin  came to Lakewood to join in the simcha of a Bar Mitzvah at the Special Children Center See Video below courtesy of Lakewood News Network (If keeping sefira lower Volume)

Lakewood Township Committee Meeting This Afternoon 4:00 PM

Lakewood Township Committee Meeting today April, 12th starting at 4:00 PM
Watch Live Stream HERE
see Agenda HERE

2018 Lakewood Municipal Budget 20 Million Surplus Anticipated

The 2018 Municipal budget will be voted on by the township committee. Officials proudly point out that taxes did not go up for the municipal portion. However they wont reduce it either or give back any of the surplus monies. They also use an old trick of the cap bank balance allowing the govt to tax more than the allowable 2% by carrying balances from  previous years. If they dont raise property taxes as much as it is permitted to do, they get to hold onto the unused amount in a 'cap bank' for three years. 

The total anticipated 2018 budget is $94,850  Million total revenue anticipated for municipal budget. $58, 464,000 will be directly raised from local taxes. The rest comes from additional revenue. 
 According to the numbers there is a $23 million anticipated surplus.
The Budget file is uploaded sideways so its harder to read it, click the rotate review button when opening the pdf file download HERE or see below

Lakewood Blue Claws Home Opener Today

The BlueClaws are back opening  their 18th season in Lakewood with a seven-game homestand beginning Thursday, April 12th. The game will begin at 6:30 pm, expect Traffic in the area. The area around the stadium has developed a lot over the year as businesses moved in  and hundreds of residents now drive by on a daily basis. LPD usually sets up cones prior to the game Along Cedarbridge avenue. There is now a functioning traffic light at the intersection of the stadium by Avenue of the States that will impact the traffic flow.

The Blueclaws also announced new for this year "As always, it's jam-packed with fun for the entire family! The homestand also marks the grand opening if the new BlueClaws Mini Golf Course, Biergarten, and Boardwalk Gaming Area (Toyota World of Lakewood)."

The Township Committee meeting will take place today at 4:00pm there is a ordnance Establishing First Energy Park As An Amusement Park 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Planning Board Approves Application at Cedarbridge Traffic Study conducted Bein Hazmanim

The Exiting traffic from the new shopping area will be a right turn only from Ave of the states to Pine street or ave of Americas Cars will not be able to make a left turn out toward Cedarbridge.The Traffic study says only an additional 20-30 cars per hour will make a right turn onto Pine street from Ave of the states during peak time as a result of the new approved facilities.

see Video HERE traffic report begins at 2:44:00

Last night the Lakewood Planning board approved a application to subdivide the 86 acre parcel of land that stretches from Pine street to Cedarbridge Avenue into 4 lots. Two parcels one of 69 acres and the other of 6 acres  will remain owned by the Township of Lakewood for future development. 

The other two parcels  were approved for development. One parcel for 3.8 acres and the other for 7 acres. The board approved a 23,000 sq foot retail center, a 20,000 sq ft office building, a chase bank at 3,500 sq feet and a pad for 3,300.

Board members said this application has nothing to do with last years application for the shopping mall since its at the other end of the parcel opposite the stadium entrance. One board member said people should not read the blogs or rely on it for information. (Because the professionals and developers are honest and upfront about all the applications)

The Developer hired a traffic engineer who conducted a study during bein hazmanim since they had to wait for motorists to get used to the traffic signal at the intersection of cedarbridge and Ave of the States. The testimony was that the traffic will not be more than a level C which means that the average vehicle delay would be 25 seconds more at the intersection of cedarbridge and ave the states. Blueclaws traffic wont effect, since most games start after 6 o'clock.

A Resident challenged the traffic engineer how can they make a study when BMG and the schools were not in session. Additionally why do we trust a paid traffic study hired by the developer as opposed to other cities were the town does the study and the developer reimburses them.
Another resident pointed out that there is no affidavit on ownership of the property and the Mayor has to sign off since the township stills owns it until its given over and developed.

Oif Simchas Lakewood April 11, 2018

                   היום שנים עשר יום שהם שבוע אחד וחמשה ימים לעומר/בעומר

-Vort: Hachosson Mordechai Schwartz to Hakallah Lobel at Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 E County Line 7:30-10:30 
-Vort: Hachosson Nachman Kaiser to Hakallah Chumi Moseson bas R' Mordechai at Zichron Yoel 8:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Eliyahu Taplin to Hakallah Vichna Friedman bas R' Nachum at 1200 Medina Road, Lakewood 8:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson  Shmuel Mincer to Hakallah Sara Spinrad  at 1301 14th street Lakewood
-Vort: Hachosson Simcha Hershkowitz to Hakallah Devoiry Lissauer at R' Gissinger Shul 175 Sunset, Lakewood  8:00pm
Vort: Hachosson Tzadok Gartner to Hakallah Bas R' Baruch Zafir at Ateres Malka Hall 140 Lehigh Avenue 7:30 pm

Chasuna: Ollech- Blitz Ne'emas Hachaim hall
Chasuna: Gutman -Blumenthal  Ateres Reva hall
Chasuna: Rosenfeld - Tesser Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Lipshutz - Kleinbard  Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga

An Interaction at the Bowling Alley with a Lakewood Family

The original story (see below) was posted on the  Facebook page Portraits of the Jersey Shore  by Mr. Gregory Andrus and has been picked up by other media outlets. it was on Chol Hamoed Pesach.

This is a follow up post:
Hi everyone, Gregory from Portraits of the Jersey Shore sharing my heart here, and I just have to say how blown away I am for a second. I shared abut how I became friends with this man pictured here, Joel, and how I really enjoyed getting to know some of the people in his Orthodox community yesterday while bowling with my family. That post has reached over 8,000 people, has over 800 "reactions," 60 shares, and over 50 comments. The conversations that have ensued from people of different backgrounds and cultural contexts here on this page from that post have been amazing. People have been sharing their perspectives, their hopes - and yes their fears - with each other, and no one is calling each other names, or being disrespectful or mean-spirited in any way. You all are what makes this page so amazing. I am such a grateful man, for you each give me continued hope that this world can be a better place, one person, one interaction, one story at a time.

Original Post
My family and I went to the local bowling lanes on this rainy day. The place was filled to overflowing with people from the Orthodox Community, as they had off in celebration of their Passover. I didn’t mind, it just meant that we had to wait longer to get a lane. Now, elephant in the room, it is no secret that this community has been reviled wide and far by many people who live in proximity to the Orthodox community. So I was interested in seeing what my experience would be.

Yeshiva Bachur Freed from IDF Prison

After serving a 20 day prison sentence for not enlisting in the IDF, a American Yeshiva boy, was released from military Jail today. The Bachur has dual American and Israeli citizenship. A Crowd was on hand to welcome him back and greet him.

LIC Meeting Today

Lakewood Industrial Commision Meeting Wed, April 11, 11:30am – 1:30pm
Municipal Building - Conference Room C 
See Agenda 

. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT: • Steven Reinman, Executive Director
- Tenants for hangars space
• Adopted: Lakewood Township to LIC - conveyance of Lakewood

Lakewood MUA Meeting Today

Meeting of the Lakewood Township MUA this Morning 10:00 am-11:00am
see Agenda here
I. The Chairman opens the meeting in the Conference Room of the Lakewood Township Municipal Utilities Authority, 390 New Hampshire Avenue, Lakewood, New Jersey.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood April 10, 2018

  היום אחד עשר יום שהם שבוע אחד וארבעה ימים בעומר
-Vort: Hachosson Shloime Zalman Peretz ben R' Motty to Hakallah Chevy Greher Bas R' Avi at River Terrace 8:00 pm .

-Vort: Hachosson Yoni Spivak to Hakallah Bas R'  Yeruchem Bertram at Bais Nosson Tzvi Willow Ct and 14th street  7:30 pm

-Vort: Hachosson Avrohom Tzvi Yurowitz to Hakallah Sorah Friedlander Bas R' Chaim Tzvi at Ohr Tuvia  Simcha hall 969 East End Ave lakewood 8:00pm

-Vort: Hachosson yechiel Michel Friedman to Hakallah Chavi Bixpanner Bas R' Yechezkel at Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 East County Line Lakewood 8:00 pm

 -Vort: Hachosson Mordechai Wessman to Hakallah Levitansky Bas R' Avrohom at Zichron Shneur Simcha hall 282 Oak Knoll Lakewood, NJ 8:00pm

-Vort: Hachosson Yisrael Avrohom Stein to Hakallah Bracha Sekula Bas Harav Mordechei Dov at Hornsteipler B'M 1191 Hickory Street Toms River 8:00 pm

-Vort: Hachhosson shlomy Elefant to Hakallah bas R' Shloimy Gornish at 504 Clearstream rd  Lakewood/Jackson 8:00pm

-Vort: Hachosson Yossi Miller to Hakallah Bas R' Meyer Wainbrand  at B"M  Kol Yehuda 1009 Brook Road
7:30 pm

-Chasuna: Bick- Appelbaum Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: Bloch-Ziskind at Neemas Hachaim Hall

Tonight: Lakewod Planning Board Meeting

Lakewood Planning Board Meeting  Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6:00 P.M.
 Agenda   CedarBridge development application
Watch Live Stream HERE (was not working last night at Zoning Board)
1. SP 2186 Bais Reuven Kamenetz of Lakewood, Inc
 Cedarbridge Avenue Block 1160.01; 1160.12, Lots 386 & 387; 261

Taxi Company Responds

A Video going around on social media shows a local Taxi driver in Lakewood giving a disgusting racial hand gesture to Local Jewish residents in Lakewood in a nearby car. After the matter was brought to their attention, the company said they are sorry for what this driver did and such behavior is not tolerated they promised to deal swiftly with the matter today and take care of it.

LDC Meeting Today

Updated Agenda has  been Posted on The Lakewood Township website just prior to the meeting.
The Lakewood Development Corporation will hold a meeting this afternoon April 10, 2018 at 4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Resolution 18-4-1 Execution of an Agreement for Transfer of Land and
Authorizing the Chairman to sign the Deed conveying property to Bais Rivka Rochel

 Resolution 18-4-2 – Authorizing Project ‘Access Lakewood’ to highlight UEZ 
Businesses and Program successes

Rockwell Gets The Lakewood Shuttle

It pays to move from Brooklyn to Lakewood First it was Belz and now its Satmar, Residents at Rockwell now have the Lakewood Shuttle servicing them with 2 pick ups in the morning. The bus will drop off at Chemed, Gourmet Glatt, Clifton and 4th. There are other long time areas and developments in Lakewood that would love to have a shuttle service for their convenience. In general Chasidish ladies dont drive and they can use these services but so can the rest of Lakewood. These services are pitched to potential heimish buyers luring them to move to Lakewood.  
Archive Photo credit JDN

Rockwell shuttle schedule serviced by the Lakewood shuttle Leaving Rockwell 9:20am & 10:20am corner of Cross Street and Granite going to Clifton corner 4th St, Chemed Medical Center and Gourmet Glatt plaza Returning 12:30 from Gourmet Glatt, Chemed medical center and 4th St corner Clifton Ave.

Letter About the Double Tragedy R'L

Dear Parents,

It has been a difficult few days.
 The horrific, double tragedy that occurred on Chol Hamoed has hit not only two of our families, but our community and Klal Yisroel as a whole.
 What is our task, going forward?
 First and foremost, we have to be nosei b'ol with the two families, every second of our waking days. We cannot be maisiach da'as (shift our focus) from their indescribable pain and tza'ar.
 At the same time, there are lessons that are incumbent on us to glean.
 Who was this wonderful couple-to-be?
 Yisroel, a"h, was a talmid in our yeshiva who loved learning and loved helping people. He had an infectious smile and simchas hachaim. He was just overjoyed to be able to live and enjoy the world Hakadosh Boruch Hu has given us.

Elisheva, a"h, was a Kaplan - as we know them all to be. Like the rest of her family, she was possessed of unadulterated joy. She was just happy to be alive and 'smell the flowers' - to enjoy Hashem's world.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood April 9, 2018

                    היום עשרה ימים שהם שבוע אחד ושלשה ימים לעומר/בעומר
-Vort: Hachosson Avi Rabinowitz to Hakallah Brochi Saslow Bas R' Yonah at Westgate Simcha hall 100 Ropschitz 7:30 pm
-Vort Hachosson Yeshaya Jacoby to Hakallah Chana Perel Olshin Bas Rav Aaron   at R' Gissinger shul 175 Sunset 8:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yaakov Yosef Rosengarten to Hakallah Chana Herzog at R' Forcheimers shul 418 5th street, Lakewood,NJ 8:00pm
-Vort: Hachosson Meir Muller( Toronto) to Hakallah Bas R' Avrohom Yitzchok Spielman at Bnos Devorah hall 360 Oak Street Lakewood
-Vort: Hachosson Yisrael meir Glick to Hakallah Rochel Esti Schneider Bas R' Nosson at Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 E. County Line rd 7:30 pm

-Chasuna: Bilus- Cyperstein Neemas Hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Yanofsky- Sochet Lake Terrace Hall

LFD: Public Meeting Tonight

On The Agenda- Swearing in 2 new Volunteer Fire Fighters,
Public comments limited only to general fire services
Request a denial of the newly formed position of deputy fire District Administrator
Purchase of new fire chief vehicle   Click Arrow below to see full Agenda

Purchasing Beer after Pesach

Read below

Lakewood Zoning Board Meeting Tonight

Lakewood Zoning Board Meeting April 9, 2018 7:00 pm
Draft AGENDA  
Watch Live Stream HERE 
Letter from Joe Kociuba, re: Appeal # 3940 – Yosef Weiss - 236 Clover Street, Block 536 Lot 181, R-40 zone. Requesting clarification of lot width variance in resolution.

Appeal # 4058 – E. 7th Street Developers, E. 7th Street, Block 222 Lot 4 & 5 – R-12 zone. Use

Cedarbridge Shopping Mall back on the Agenda?

On the Agenda for the Planning Board meeting this Tuesday evening is a major site plan for a mixed use site at Cedarbridge. Among the proposed building is a bank and retail stores. The same block and lot of the proposed Lakewood Shopping Village that was put on hold last year. No mention who the current owner is. Its a 86 Acre parcel
This property last sold for $1.00 on 2017-03-31. 
From the Planning board Agenda:

5. SD 2322 Ave of the States Office, LLC Cedarbridge Ave and Ave of the States Block 961.02, Lot 1 Minor Subdivision to create four lots
6. SP 2276 Ave of the States Office, LLC  Cedarbridge Ave and Ave of the States Block 961.02, Lot 1  Preliminary & Final Major Site Plan for a mixed use site

Heavy construction in the Downtown Lakewood Business District

LPD: Heavy construction in the downtown Lakewood business district  on Clifton Ave between RT 88 & 5th until 3 pm all week Avoid area if possible.
Police officers are directing traffic to keep motorist moving. We welcome everyone to visit. Thank you for your patience while we work to serve you better!

"This is not our loss, it is Klal Yisrael’s Loss"

Mishpchas Kaplan  siting Shiva for Hakallah Elisheva A"H at 449 Beach 6th St Jarvis Ave & Meehan Ave Far Rockaway NY Getting up Friday morning

Mishpachs Levin sitting shiva for Hachosson Yisroel A"H starting Monday at 1410 Ave R E 14th St & E 15th St Brooklyn, NY getting up Sunday Morning.

Article in the daily Hamodia-
NEW YORK -  Community Mourns Chassan and Kallah Niftar in Crash

Yisroel Levin, z”l, a young chassan from Flatbush who was killed in a horrific car crash during Chol Hamoed Pesach together with his kallah, Elisheva Kaplan, a”h, of Far Rockaway, was laid to rest on Sunday, Isru Chag in Eretz Yisrael.
Their tragic petirah over Yom Tov shook many in the Jewish community. The couple had only been engaged for a little over a week and was set to marry in the coming months.

Harav Binyomin Carlebach, shlita, a Rosh Yeshivah at Mir Yerushalayim, where Reb Yisroel was a talmid, spoke briefly, noting that one does not deliver hespeidim during the month of Nisan. He brought attention to the broad nature of the dual tragedy.  “The way this news traveled around Klal Yisrael made it so obvious that this is a gezerah on Klal Yisrael, and each one of us needs to internalize it and hear what it is that Hashem is saying to each individual and [to] the klal,” the Rav said.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Oif Simchas Isru Chag Pesach Lakewood

                        היום תשעה ימים שהם שבוע אחד ושני ימים בעומר    

-Vort: Hachosson Dovi Kaufman to Hakallah Henny Tesser at Ateres Yeshaya 908 E. County Line  6:30- 9:30pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yitzy Orenstein to Hakallah Sara Rottenberg Bas R' Doniel at Westgate Simcha hall 100 Ropschitz, Lakewood 7:30 pm

Went to Florida for Pesach? dont schlep your food back donate it

List of Stores where Chometz May be Purchased Right After Pesach 2018

List of Stores where Chometz may be purchased right after Pesach.
Lakewood kashrus agencies have yet to compile a list. In other cities such as Baltimore, LA, Chicago they each have a kashrus agency whose job is to service the needs of the kehilla. A Kashrus agency is not only about making money it is also about servicing the tzibbur it officially represents. 
In addition to all frum stores who sold their chometz before Pesach 
Below is a list of national chains Based on lists from CRC Chicago and star-k in Baltimore. Those lists are for stores in those regions. 
(Target stores- one should wait for 3-4 weeks after Pesach since they get food from Jewish owned distributors)
Read this very informative article on post Pesach supermarket scene HERE

Costco (Minor Jewsh ownership)
Sam's Club (Owned by Walmart)
Shoprite  (see below)
Trader Joe’s 
Whole Foods

Many Central NJ Shoprites, are owned by the Saker Family, which is not a

Live Stream The Levaya for the Chosson Yisroel Levin A'H in Eretz YIsrael

Chai Urgent Care Opening Today in Lakewood

Chai Care will open its urgent care center in Lakewood starting today Isru Chag Pesach April 8, 2018. The office is located at 400 New Hampshire Avenue corner of Cedarbridge and New Hampshire Avenues in Lakewood, NJ Hours are from 2:00 pm-12 am daily phone number to call (732)994-2424

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Motzei Pesach 5778 Lakewood

-Shop Rite Howell open all night Post Pesach Chometz Overnight Bonanza April 7th
-Aisle 9 open 24 hours from 8:45 pm fresh baked bagles, bread, baguetts, Sushi open till 2am
-NPGS all stores open 9:15 pm to 1:30 am
-Gelbsteins Bakery open till 2am

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Zmanim Lakewood, NJ ערב שביעי של פסח

Fourth Day Chol Hamoed Erev Yom Tov Thursday, April 5, 2018 / כ׳ ניסן תשע״ח   ערב שביעי של פסח
 Reminder  עירוב תבשילין Eruv Tavshilin (Chatzeiros)
-Candle lighting 7:07
-Shkiah 7:25
-Shvii Shel Pesach Early snow and rain followed by increasing sunshine. The high of 60 low of 39 degrees.
Achron shel Pesach A wintry mix of snow, sleet , rain and freezing rain. The high of 39 degrees low  29 degrees.
-Sterling Forest Krias Yom Suf 11:15 'Bizas Hayam 'All Night long
-Lev Avos Krias Yam Suf 11:15

Monday, April 2, 2018

Chol Hamoed Pesach 5778 Lakewood, NJ

Fourth Day Chol Hamoed Reminder עירוב תבשילין Eruv Tavshilin  
-Chuck E. Cheese's 56 Chembersbridge rd Thursday April 5th  all day 11am and on Chai Lifeline special

-Shiur by Rav Zev Smith at Coventry shul 12:00pm

Trip Ideas search or  or 
for overnight trips see HERE

Sunday, April 1, 2018

1-3 inches of Snow in Lakewood This Morning

This is no April fools Joke, a snow storm is expected to drop 1-3 inches of snow Monday morning first day of chol Hamoed in Portions of Ocean county including Lakewood. Monmouth could see up to 4 inches and sections of North Jersey can see up to 6 inches.  

Friday, March 30, 2018

א כשרן פרייליכן פסח

Lakewood, NJ Pesach 5778
Monday, March 30, 2018 / י"ד ניסן תשע"ח
Candle lighting 7:01    
Shkia 7:19
Chatzos Midnight 1:01 am

 יגיענו למועדים ולרגלים אחרים הבאים לקראתנו לשלום שמחים בבנין עירך וששים בעבודתך, ונאכל שם מן הזבחים ומן הפסחים

זך שוכן מעונה
קומם קהל עדת מי מנה
בקרוב נהל נטעי כנה
פדויים לציון ברינה
לשנה הבאה בירושלים הבנויה

DPW Backed Up on Extra Trash Pick Up

Lakewood Residents in zone 2 did not have their trash picked up yet and have their bins overflowing, the DPW is backed up and hope to get to all streets before yom Tov begins. It was te first time that a second pick up was arranged so people dont have to shlep out with their trash. The DPW employees have been working overtime in the pre pesach spring clean up rush and hope to get the job finished today.

Updated: Israeli MK intercedes on Behalf of Lakewood Bachur in IDF Prison

Update: מעבדות לחירות B"H The Bachur was released before Yom Tov in Eretz Yisrael thanks to the help of Rav Shmuel Rabinowitz and MK Aryeh Deri. He will return to prison following the first day Yom Tov and finish the 20 day sentence.

While the frum knesset members remain silent, in a last minute attempt to free a Lakewood boy from IDF Military Prison for Pesach,  Knesset Member Dov Khenin of the Communist party  penned a Letter to the Defense Minister Avigdr Lieberman on behalf of the boy to set him free. He writes there is no question this boy is not fit to serve in the IDF due to his health conditions and other personal issues. He was acting on advice of his Rabbis not to enlist or go to the Recruitment center. There is no reason he should not be freed and be able to spend the Seder night with his family. There is no reason that this young bachur should be a target of a national political debate especially considering his health and current emotional state.
see letter below: 

לכבוד ח"כ אביגדור ליברמן, שר הביטחון 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Erev Pesach Info Lakewood, NJ 5778

Sreifas Chometz Lakewood 5778
Erev Pesach info Lakewood 5778
-Lakewood Zmanim: Sof zman achilas Chometz  10:31
latest time for eating Chometz 10:31 am
-sof zman Biur Chometz   11:46 am
-Chatzos 1:01pm
-Candle lighting 7:01 pm

-Chometz Burning sites in Lakewood Friday, March 30, 2018
7:00AM – 12:00PM al locations

-Patrick Park 1000 Vine Street (SOCCER FIELD PARKING)
-Frank Bartoff Park Brook Road
-Khal Zichron Yaakov 175 Sunset RD
-BMG 7th and Private way (PARKING LOT)
-BMG 10TH ST & Clifton Ave( PARKING LOT)
-Sons of Israel 6 ST & Madison avenue
-Coventry Square at the Club House
-D’zio Park Locust Ave (PARKING LOT)
-BLUE CLAWS stadium Parking Lot
-Pine Park 

Bonky's Bedikas chometz Bash

Bonky's water ice and ice cream has a bedikas chometz bash get your water ice or ice cream for $1 Located in the West gate shopping plaza. Open  until 12:30 am Thursday night.

cRc Pesach Guide 5778

Families Could Still Count on You

In Yiddish there is a saying the Yom Tov is called pesach because you 
Pay- asach(pay a lot) The expenses that come along with yom tov are known to all. It was back in the days of the Gemara that chazal instituted the minhag of Maos Chitim, wheat money. It was collected to help pay for the wheat to bake the matzos with. There are Mishpachos that are in over their head with tzorchei Yom Tov.

Today its more than just the matzah that's expensive, the cost of making Yom tov includes wine, Meat, fish, Kosher L'pesach foods and new utensils. Those making pesach for the first time incur great expenses buying new dishes, utensils, pots, pans, appliances and more. 
Pesach had become the time when many buy new clothing for shabbos and yom tov for the year. Yeshiva Bochurim restock their wardrobe during pesach bein hazmanim looking for bargains on  Suits, Shirts, shoes, ties, hats, and on and

No need to Schlep your Garbage

Lakewood DPW Drop off sites open until 12pm Tomorrow

1. Patrick Park - 1000 Vine Street – Baseball Parking lot
2. Sunset Park - Sunset Road – Playground Parking lot
3. D’Zio Park Locust Street
4. Forest Avenue - Forest Avenue – between 9th and 10th Streets
5. 9th street and Clifton avenue
6. Westgate Hillside Blvd. – Hillside Blvd.
7. Frank Bartoff Park Brook Road – Parking lot
8. John Franklin Public Works Complex - One America Ave. – Resident drop off area will be open 7:00 to 11:00 pm.  Foe info call the DPW (732-905-3405)

Photos: Harav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita at Bedikas Chometz Pesach 5778

Shiva Info

-R' Yossi Steinberg and R' Zevi Steinberg are sitting shiva for their Father Reb Chaim Stenberg Z"L in Monsey until Erev om Tov at  6 Langeries Drive  Off Rt. 306

-Shiva for Rebbetzin Rochel Spitzer a"h daughter of Rav Shraga Moshe kalmanowitz ztl,  Husband Harav Michel  shlita Children getting up Erev Yom Tov shiva in Brooklyn 1307 E 8th St Ave M & Ave N. Sons R 'Avrohom R' Yoel R' Eliyohu R' Meir Shimon.

-Mishpachas Enock sitting Shiva for their father R Dovid Enock Z"L(Pittsburg) at 405 Hope Chapel Rd, Lakewood getting up Erev Yom Tov. Mincha/Maariv 7:00 pm.

I-80 BBQ For those Traveling Before Pesach

The Annual I80 BBQ in conjunction with Bikur Cholim of Cleveland is kicking off its 5th year for those traveling for Yom Tov and will be held on Thursday March 29 right off Exit 173 on Interstate 80 in Lamar, PA at the FLYING J From 1 pm-9 pm No reservations are needed. 
The BBQ is free of charge although donations are encouraged. 
All contributions will benefit Bikur Cholim of Cleveland helping hundreds of families.
In previous years the BBQ was attended by thousands of people whose pre Pesach travel was enhanced by countless minyanim for mincha and delicious food. 
For any questions feel free to reach out to 216-644-4704. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

American Yeshiva Bachur to Spend Pesach in IDF Jail

A Lakewood bochur on his way home from Eretz Yisrael was arrested at Ben Gurion Airport by IDF military Police. The bochur who holds dual citizenship, was considered a deserter by the Israeli army after he failed to register 4 months ago when he reached the age to enlist. At the hearing the judge sentenced him to 20 days in military prison and was taken straight to the Military facility. The boy asked for a hearing that he be allowed to spend Yom Tov outside the prison. Askanim in Lakewood and EY are working on the case hoping he gets off and can be reunited with his family, please daven for אהרן בן שרה גיטל. 

Pesach Guide, Lakewood 5778

Pesach Guide Lakewood 5778

Pesach questions 24 hour  Halacha Phone line  Lakewood Bais Horahh 

Trash pickup schedule and drop off locations  HERE

Tevilas Keilim
Toivel keilim At the Lakewood Keilim Mikva 11th And Madison
DB electronics in the back parking lot  (only for customers) others can only use it from 3am- 10am
Mikva Keilim Rav Hertzberg's shul E, 9th street and East end

Hagolas Keilim/Kashering
-56 Carey street in the backyard corner of Carey and Princeton under the hashgacha of Rav Munk Monday- Wednesday March 26-28  12-6 pm Thursday 10am-7pm 9:30 pm- 11 pm Becher and Tatz $2 Leichter $5
Berditchev Kloiz Free Hagalaah 75 Birch street 12:00pm- 8:00 pm

-229 5th street haagalas keilim,
 Sreifas Challah Sunday 3/35 12- 6 pm 3/26-3/27 4-7pm 3/28-3/29 10 am-10pm

Chalah drop off Locations Belz 54 Harmony Drive, Westgate 71 North Crest, Coventry 1504 Berkowitz, Ridge, 447 Ridge, or at 24 8th street apt 23
Lutzk BM near westgate Tuesday 2:00 -7:00 pm Hagolas keilim and Sereifas Challah

Incumbents Running Again for Township Committee

Both Lakewood Township Committeemen Meir Lichtenstein and Menashe Miller are running for reelection they will be on the Primary ballot for the Democrat and Republican ticket. The deadline to submit name for the ballot is April, 2nd. Primary elections are June, 5th two weeks after Shavuos.

Custodian Arrested for tipping Off Drug Dealer about Raid

Patch- A Lakewood Township custodian has been arrested after authorities say he tipped off a drug dealer about a coming raid, authorities said Tuesday.
The arrest of Jorge L. Lopez was announced by Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Lakewood Chief of Police Gregory H. Meyer. The arrest stems from a March 16 incident where Lopez observed officers assembling in a township building to execute a narcotics-related search warrant, said Al Della Fave, spokesman for the prosecutor's office.
Lopez was authorized to be in the building as a township custodian; however, he was not authorized to share what he observed, but Lopez allegedly alerted his drug supplier, who was also the target of the raid, Della Fave said.

OU Kashrus Shiur Today in Lakewood

Today: Lakewood BOE Public Meeting

The Lakewood Board Of Education will conduct a Public meeting today 6:30 pm at the LHS 855 Somerset Avenue, Lakewood, NJ
See full Agenda HERE
-Award Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000) for Transportation Efficiency Study to