Friday, September 21, 2018

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת האזינו תשע״ט

Friday, September 21, 2018 / י״ב תשרי תשע״ט ערב שבת פרשת האזינו Lakewood, New Jersey

-Candle lighting 6:37
-Shkia/Sunset 6:55

-Weather Shabbos day:  75°HI  Precipitation 4% Partial sunshine

משה ממשיל את יחסי הקב״ה ועמו לנשר וילדיו
 ״כנשר יעיר קנו על גוזליו ירחף יפרוס כנפיו יקחהו ישאהו על אברתו. ה׳ בדד ינחנו ואין עמו א-ל נכר״.



BD"E

BD”E: The Levaya of Rebbetzin Leah Kreiswirth a'h (eishes R’ Dov) will take place today at 3:00 PM in front of BMG on 7th Street. Kevurah in the Lakewood Bais olam. TNZBH

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Daled Minim/Sukkos Shopping Lakewood 5779

Kiddush Levana - moon is in and out tonight
LNN Photos Erev Yom Tov Shopping in Lakewood see HERE

-BMG Shuk 7th street between Private way and Lakewood Avenue till 2:00am
-Shuk South side at 1000 Cross street at Cheder Toras Zev open till Erev Sukkos
-Shain Hadasim at Forest Avenue, corner Carey Street 732-364-8046 or at the BMG Shuk
-Lakewood Sukka Center 12 Teaberry and at Cross River mill Plaza rt 9 South
-Sukka Depot at Judaica Plaza 1700 Madison Ave and Westgate Plaza
-Esrogim at Kol shimshon, Nadvorn, Bais Mordechai, High street, Westgate Simcha hall, Cong   Spruce Simcha hall, Bais Faiga
-Flohr Esrogim at Shloimys Kosher world
-Folding beds, chairs, tables Schach at Shloimys Kosher world
-Chinuch sets with a hechsher at Gourmet Glatt
-Schach at affordable prices Turin Avenue behind Evergreen Kosher
-Torah treasures full line of decorations open till 9pm
-His place open -till 11pm, 3:45 PM erev shabbos
-Center of town open till 11 pm Friday till 4 pm Motzei shabbos from 9:30 pm, erev sukkos 3 pm
-South side sukka outlet 73 Albert
Sukka center at Seagul square





Are Tax Dollars paying for Religious text Books

So this is a problem?
 A report today in the APP claims that Tax dollars are paying for text books to private schools that are of religious teaching. Books for religious teaching are not supposed to be purchased with state grant money, but the press investigation found one of the private school texts that was purchased, titled "Fundamentals of Life Science," promotes a "greater appreciation of the greatness of Hashem and His magnificent creations,".
Calvary Academy's Lakewood only private christian school also purchased books with religious teachings. Lakewood BOE attorney said the books were denied by the school district this year but it was the state DOE who approved it. In a video posted the board attorney flips through a alef bais book  with Hebrew letters pointing out there is no religious teaching in it.

Tonight: Lakewood Planning Board Meeting

Lakewood Planning board meeting Thursday September 20 @ 6pm
full Agenda watch live HERE
 ORDINANCES & CORRESPONDENCE
1. R2018-34 – addition of hotels to the permitted uses in the B-5 zone
2. SD 1946 H & H, LLC - Revisions to approved playground equipment
 PUBLIC HEARING
1. SP 2109 RD Lakewood, LLC
 New Hampshire Avenue and Pine St Block 961.01, Lots 2.02 & 2.03
Extension of a Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan for a bank and a hotel
2. SD 2288 Locust Holdings, LLC
 Locust Street Block 1086, Lot 6-15, 29, & 30
Preliminary and Final Major Subdivision to create twenty-nine lots

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Erev Yom Kippur 5779 Lakewood Zmanim, Info

                                    יַעֲלֶה תַחֲנוּנֵנוּ מֵעֶרֶב וְיָבוֹא שַׁוְעָתֵנוּ מִבֹּקֶר וְיֵרָאֶה רִנּוּנֵנוּ עַד עָרֶב.

שנה טובה, גמר חתימה טובה,  וצום קל – שיתקבלו תפילותיכם לרצון לפני אדון כל
Tuesday, September 18, 2018  Lakewood, NJ/  ט׳ תשרי תשע״ט ערב יום כיפור לייקווד

-Chatzos 12:50 pm
-Gourmet Glatt open till 2 pm, Evergreen till 3 pm, NPGS 3 pm all locations
-Candle lighting 6:42
-Shkiah/sunset 7:00 pm
What time is fast over? -Yom Kippur ends at 7:40 pm or 8:11 on September 19
-Weather: Erev YK Thunderstorms likely. High 82F.  Chance of rain 100%. 1 to 2 inches of rain
 Yom Kippur: Mostly sunny skies. High around 80F.

OC Prosecutor to step Down

 הס קטגור
Patch - Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato had hoped for more time to continue in his job.
But that is not happening. So Coronato will submit his letter of resignation to Governor Phil Murphy's office effective Oct. 8.
County prosecutors are appointed by the governor and typically serve a five-year term. Coronato, a Republican, was appointed by Gov. Chris Christie to replace Democrat Marlene Lynch Ford.


Monday, September 17, 2018

Mahwah Settles Discrimination Lawsuit

“We commend Attorney General Grewal for standing up for religious freedom, and congratulate them on their settlement,” said Buchweitz. “The people of the Bergen Rockland Eruv Association have been enjoying religious freedom for over a year now in part because of the great efforts of people like the New Jersey Attorney General.”

Hamodia - Mahwah Township, New Jersey, reached a settlement agreement with the state resolving a lawsuit related to two ordinances that were alleged to be motivated by anti-Semitism, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced Monday. One of the ordinances had banned non-residents from using Mahwah’s public parks, and the other banned the posting of eruv lechis – plastic strips on utility poles, within the municipality.

Teshuva Drasha


Guest post

I Harold (hershel) Herskowitz have no connection to this website or its content.

Once again today I received a call from someone asking me if i can remove something from my website. The website people are referring to is usually Hefkervelt. I usually dont care when I get such a call. I explain to the person that I not only have no control over Hefkervelt, I dont even know who runs it. I like anyone else submit my articles or requests in the comment box on a random post. If it is something I want posted or announced I respectfully ask the website owner to do it. I am very often edited and censored in what I write. I appreciate the owner for allowing me to tell his readers things I feel are important. He even allows me to announce special sales in my store. I appreciate that he has a website that is not under the control of people trying to hurt our town. I do not agree with much of his politics, but I respect his opinion.
Now to get to the point. Today I received a request from a very respected member of our community

Erev Yom Kippur 15 Girls still Not in School

It's Erev Yom Kippur 5779  in Lakewood and there are still girls out of school.
15 elementary girls waiting and a few girls still out of high school. Parents and children are heading into sukkos not knowing what will be. Some of those who were supposed to work on placement and deal with the issue went away for the yomim tovim and there  is no movement.
Hoping this gets taken care of before kol Nidrei. A Gmar Chasima Tova to all.

Support Khal East 5th street win a Trip to Antarctica


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Zoning Board Meeting Today

Lakewood Zoning Board Meeting September 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Watch Live HERE  see full AGENDA

 NEW BUSINESS
Appeal # 4078 – Madison Second, LLC, Madison Avenue, Block 72 Lot 7.10 R-OP zone.
 Single family home with lot coverage of 33.74% where maximum lot coverage
 is 25%.

Lakewood BOE Meeting Today

Lakewood BOE Meeting today Monday September, 17, 2018 see full agenda here
Items on the Agenda

-Lakewood Township gives a  $1,157,222.00. Grant to the BOE
-Lakewood School district approves contract to the parents of Lakewood special ed students  for   transportation not to exceed $18,800. 00. Prorated Effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019

New Super Stop


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood Sunday Aseres Yemei Teshuva

-Vort: Hachosson Yoni Neuman at R' Forcheimers shul 418 5th street 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
-Vort: Hachoson Gavriel Pirutinsky to Hakallah Esti Makovsky  at Ohr Tuvia 969 East End Lakewood, NJ 8:00 pm
-Vort: Kamenetzky at 1445  14th street
Vort: Hachosson Yanky Krieger  to Hakallah Nechama Newman at Zichron Shneur 282 Oak Knoll
-Parlor meeting to benefit yeshiva Bais Yehuda of Bnei Brak with the  participation of Hagaon Harav  Dovid Feinstein shlita and Hagaon Harav   Reuvein Feinstein Shlita at 12 Tori Drive Lakewood 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm

-Philly Yeshiva Alunai Gathering 8:30 pm at Orchos Chaim

-Passaic Yeshiva Alumni Gathering for Aseres Yemei Teshuva

Kabolas Panim Admor Sanz Zhill at 115 Hogh Grove 7:30 pm
Kabolas Panim Admmor M;Krasna at Satmar shul 1100 Twin Oaks 9:00 pm

Lakewood News Briefs Sunday Sep 16, 2018

-Sukkos Building weather high of 79 and sunny. Rainy weather for Monday and Tuesday weather clears up after Yom Kippur
-Yarchei Kallah at Ateres Yeshaya from 7:30 am shachris to Maariv at 7:30 pm
-Tashlich
-Advisory not to go to the Ocean at the Jersey Shore The ocean is being churned up by Tropical Storm Florence high rip currents.
 -Hachnosas Sefer Torah @ Chesterfield procession at 2:45  from 14 Jeanine to the shul followed by dancing in the shul.


Vaad Machanecha Kadosh formed in Lakewood to Increase Kedusha

A New VAAD has formed in Lakewood to increase Kedusha and awareness in areas of Advertising, store front images, and setting up proper mechitzas at simcha halls. The vaaad is replicating a similar movement that began in Toronto and Belgium. Members of the vaad will approach local businesses that display storefront images advertising that are not in keeping with the spirit of the Torah. Its about educating the public and bringing awareness to store owners. Of the  items that need chizuk and the Vaad plans to work on are, Dress codes for  workers and employees where they are needed,  ensure proper mechitzos at simcha halls, posters and advertisements with inappropriate pictures. The Vaad is guided by Rabbonim and Roshei Yeshiva of Lakewood. A article in TVOL a member says the Vaad is not here to address personal tznius standards, shaitels, internet usage, smartphones within the frum community. The vaad is here to improve community standards regarding public less known concerns. send suggestions to mkadosh@gmail.com


Saturday, September 15, 2018

Bikur Cholim Of Lakewood Sukkos Raffle

                                                              Enter HERE for only $10
                                                          see the wonderful work HERE

Friday, September 14, 2018

KNA Sukkos Chol Hamoed Carnival 5779

The 2018 Sukkos Chol Hamoed Roberts Carnival will take place on Thursday  September 27th, 2018 at the Lakewood Cheder. Dr Rich Roberts is again requesting that you not endanger others by bringing someone who is not immunized this was posted on the KNA website
                Please do not endanger others by bringing someone who is not immunized.

FROM DR. KASRIEL (RICH) ROBERTS
Chol Hamoed Carnival at The Lakewood Cheder

 2018 Sukkos Chol Hamoed Carnival Sponsored by Kollel Ner Avrohom, Inc. – At The Lakewood Cheder on Vassar Avenue

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת וילך שבת שובה תשע׳׳ט

Lakewood, New Jersey Friday, September 14, 2018 / ה׳ תשרי תשע״ט

Candle lighting: 6:49 pm
shkia/sunset: 7:07 pm
Weather shabbos day: high of 77 Humid; cloudy and sun 23% chance of rain

שׁוּבָה יִשְׂרָאֵל עַד ה׳ אֱלֹהֶיךָ כִּי כָשַׁלְתָּ בַּעֲו‍ֹנֶךָ. קְחוּ עִמָּכֶם דְּבָרִים וְשׁוּבוּ אֶל ה׳.
שבת שלום, גמר חתימה טובה

Shabbos Shuva Drashos

Tzedaka Priorities

                                    ותשובה ותפילה וצדקה מעבירין את רוע הגזירה
          To Whom Do We Give Tzedakah and Who Comes Before Whom?

Aseres Yemei Teshhuva between  Rosh hashana and yom kippur when many tzedaka requests are made by  Mosdos, Yeshivos individuals and organizations asking for donations as klal yisrael is in a giving mode of tzedaka during this time. we are bombarded by Tzedaka letters in the mail, robo calls, telemarketers soliciting donations, emails, a meshulach knocking at your door or approaching you in shul. Some have family obligations to support a relative.    

If one can afford to give to all that would be wonderful, however not everyone is capable of that.  The question is is whom do I have to give

According to Halacha there are priorities in who to give tzedaka to first. Please discuss this with your Local Rabbi as there are differences of opinions. 
Some Poskim rule that Hachzokas hatorah is the highest form of giving tzedaka.  categories in giving based on the shulchan aruch Yore Deah: The Laws of Tzedakah siman 251

Category 1: Captives, prisoners and matters of life and death- pikuach nefesh
Category 2: Very close relatives

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood September 13, 2018

-Kabolas Kahal Admor Bluzhev Ribatitch at 1440 Kimberly Drive Lakewood from 7:15 pm

-Edison Yeshiva annual Lakewood parlor meeting at the  19 Roselle Court at 8:00 pm. Maariv 8:45.

Vort: Hachosson Meir Winkler to Hakallah Yehudis Frank Bas R' Menachem at 132 St Nicholas Avenue Lakewood 7:30 pm
Vort: Hachosson Avrohom Eisenberg to Hakallah Cohen at Zichron Shneur Simcha hall 7:00 pm
Vort; Hachosson Yosef yechiel Harnick to Hakallah Rivky Hershkowitz bas R' Yosef at Bnos Yaakov hall 7:00 pm

Rock Climbing Center coming to Howell, Barnes and Noble Leaving

Some stores go while others come. Best Buy in Howell has closed and today Barnes & Noble  are expected to close as they did not renew their lease. At the same time a Rock climbing center ClimbZone is opening near BJ's at the GreenLeaf shopping center expected to open in My 2019. ALDI will be opening soon in its new Howell location at the corner of Lanes Mill and Rt 9

ClimbZone. The entertainment attraction features 75 climbing walls, which replicate adventure scenes from King Kong to Mount Rushmore. The climbing center concept, launched in New Zealand, opened its first U.S. location in Laurel, Maryland, in 2014. Howell will be the company's third spot in the United States, and its first in New Jersey.

Video of An Open Beer can in a Police Vehicle sparks allegation

The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office is investigating a video that allegedly shows an open beer can in a police chief's duty vehicle.  NJ.com reports The video was originally posted on Snapchat and purportedly shows the inside of Lakewood Police Chief  township-issued Chevy Tahoe. No one is seen during the brief clip. A spokesman with the prosecutor's office said officials are aware of the video and are investigating its authenticity. Under state law, it's illegal to have an open alcohol container in a vehicle, whether the vehicle is on a highway or in a parking lot. The first offense is a $200 fine.

New Jersey Corruption Watch posted the video, which they say was given to them by an anonymous source, on Facebook.

Garden State Parkway: Eliminating Exact Change Lanes from the Toll Plazas

Photo: NJ.com
Patch- The Garden State Parkway has made a big change that could impact your commute by the end of the September. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority says it's getting rid of exact change lanes at its highway toll plazas, except for those on entrance and exit ramps. All coin machines will be removed from the 11 mainline barrier toll plazas. The work to remove the machines and convert the coin lanes to full Service or E-ZPass Only is scheduled to begin during the week of Sept. 24th.

According to the NJTPA:

Video: Levin at 11

Rav Miller Hashkafa and Voting for Liberal candidates primary day in NY

Lakewood News Briefs - Sep 13, 2018

Royal Prince comes to Lakewood
 Malchus!
Prince Edward, youngest of Queen Elizabeth II's children, and tenth in line to the throne will be in Lakewood today. He is scheduled to play a centuries-old form of tennis Thursday at Georgian Court University. The sport is played in an enclosed court with cork-based balls that are heavier and less bouncy than modern lawn tennis balls. Rackets are shorter than lawn tennis rackets and the rules of the game are more complex than the modern version. The prince is participating in a nine-day tour of the United States court tennis courts as part of an effort to raise support for his father Prince Philip's International Award program. The court Tennis court at GCU is the second to oldest in the USA built in 1899. APP


Judy Franco: No Media coverage on Newark welfare fraud
NJ 101.5 - A Newark family that managed a local convenience store is accused of taking thousands of unearned dollars through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by exchanging $5 million in benefits for cash.
"I’m pretty sure this story wont be covered with as much unabashed glee as it would be if there were Lakewood Jews involved, so I thought it was important to let you know"... many, many, many people from all walks of life from all races, religions, and ethnic groups steal from the welfare system every single day. I thought I’d let you know. If it weren’t so easy to defraud welfare, no one would.


APP Editor -OCP should  investigate severance package paid to Lakewood township manager

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Why I’m Taking Control of My Family’s Health Care by Joining a Health Share

 by Victoria Dwek posted at Betweencarpools.com

Now, there’s finally an answer for the health insurance frustration we all endure. United Refuah HealthShare is the exciting alternative for Jewish families
 In my house, like in any other, there are certain things my husband takes care of, and certain things I take care of. The bills, thank G-d, are in his court. Towards the end of each year, though, when it comes time to decide whether we’ll be staying on our current insurance plan or switching to a new one, it’s up to me to do the research, analyze the fine print, and decide which plan makes the most sense for us. Once I finish my research, I present the information to my husband, who gives me his go ahead to sign us up, trusting that I know our family’s health care needs and can determine what gives us the best value and cost efficiency.

Chestnut Esrogim Pre selected sets of Arba Minim

Back for the 6th year!!!!!!
Chestnutesrogim.com Pre selected sets all checked by Rabbi Greenfeld Shlita. All orders must be in on 9/14 by 3 PM with pick up on 9/20 between 8-10 pm at the shul. For inquiries and orders please go to: Chestnutesrogim.com Email us at: Csarbahminim@gmail.com Call us at: 215-316-6373

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Motzei Rosh Hashana 5779 Lakewood, NJ

Rosh Hashanah passed  with thousands attending tefillos in Yeshivos and  shuls across Lakewood. The weather did not hold up as it rained straight through most of Rosh hashana. Tashlich at Lake Carasaljo was emptier due to the weather.

Hurricane Florence is expected to make landfall directly on North Carolina. As of now no impact or threat to NJ but Officials say depending on what happens afterwards could cause flooding and heavy winds in NJ.

Selichos tonight 12:50@ Alumni,  Barditchev, 11:30pm at 388 chestnut

Tzom Gedalia fast day begins in Lakewood 5:12 am fast ends 7:52 pm


Sunday, September 9, 2018

Lakewood Zmanim Erev Rosh Hashana ראש השנה תשע"ט - הבא עלינו לטובה ‬‎

                                                  כתיבה וחתימה טובה

Erev  Rosh Hashanah 5779 Sunday 29 Elul 5778/September 9, 2018 לייקווד
Rosh Hashana is on Monday and Tuesday Sep -10 & 11
Chatzos 12:53 pm
Candle Lighting 6:57 pm
Shkiah sunset 7:15 pm

Weather
First day RH 77°HI  periods of rain in the morning, then a shower or thunderstorm around
Second day RH 83°HI Mostly cloudy, a shower or thunderstorm around; very humid

                                       תכלה שנה וקללותיה, תחל שנה וברכותיה 
                                (13 מהפיוט "אחות קטנה" מאת רב אברהם חזן מגירונדי, ספרד, במאה ה-) 

אבינו מלכנו חמול עלינו ועל עוללנו וטפינו

Erev Rosh Hashana and still over 20 Lakewood girls not in elementary school and some still out of high school. Makes no different if its anyone's fault not a time to play the blame game just something to keep in mind as we daven on Rosh Hashana there are children who did not start the school year yet.

Minhagim for Erev Rosh Hashana 5779

-Some have a minhag to purchase a new knife on Erev Rosh hashana as a  segulah for parnassah.  החותך חיים לכל חי
-The minhag is for men to fast on erev Rosh Hashana up to chatzos (12:53 pm in Lakewood)
-Some go to visit kivrei tzadikim on erev Rosh Hashana.
-Minhag is to go to the mikva on erev yom tov.
-The bracha on candle lighting for Rosh Hashana is lihadlik ner shol yom tov, without mention of Yom Hazikaron

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Hurricane Florence Update

Hurricane Update: state of Emergency declared in the Carolinas and Georgia risk for impacts along the east coast has increased according to the NWS.
Florence is gradually strengthening with max winds of 70 mph, Rapid intensification expected Sun-Mon. Florence is forecast to be a dangerous major hurricane near the Southeast coast by late next week. Risk is increasing for direct impacts, but details remain uncertain as to exactly where it will make landfall. All those from north Florida to New York need to watch closely. Current trends have it making landfall in the Carolina's before turning north. However, that track will likely shift as it's still 5+ days away.

LNN VIdeo: R' Moshe Gellis on Tefillah

Selichos Erev Rosh Hashana Lakewood 5779

Erev Rosh Hashana Sleichos Lakewood
Lutzk Bais Medrash
Moitzei Shabbos 10:15/12:45
Sunday 7:15/8:15

-Barditchev 12:50 am
-Alumni 12:50 am
-Chestnut shul 12:53 am
BMG Zemel B"M 3:40am Maariv B"M 4:15 am others 6:30 am
-Sanz Kleusenberg shul atTashbar Cheder on oak. 5:30 am

Friday, September 7, 2018

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת נצבים תשע׳׳ח שביעי דנחמתא

                                                  ערב ראש השנה תשע"ט  ר׳׳ת  תחדש עלינו שנה טובה

Friday, September 7, 2018 / כ״ז אלול תשע״ח Lakewood, New Jersey
-Candle lighting 7:00 pm
-Shkiah/Sunset: 7:18 pm

Weather Shabbos day: Showers in the morning, cloudy in the afternoon. High 72F. Chance of rain 50%.

שׂוֹשׂ אָשִׂישׂ בה', תָּגֵל נַפְשִׁי בֵּאלֹהַי; כִּי הִלְבִּישַׁנִי בִּגְדֵי יֶשַׁע, מְעִיל צְדָקָה יְעָטָנִי; כֶּחָתָן יְכַהֵן פְּאֵר וְכַכַּלָּה תַּעְדֶּה כֵלֶיהָ.

Store offers refund on Apples

Ginger Gold Apples sold in Lakewood stores in the last two weeks were found to be infested. A Senior Lakewood Posek Harav Shmuel Felder shlita said they should not be used and one should consult a Rav about food that was already prepared with those Apples. Gourmet Glatt of Lakewood is offering a full refund to costumers who bought these Apples, upon return

Lakewood Township pays former Manger 327K in exchange for Silence Not to Sue

APP reporter Stacy Barchenger reports Lakewood township DPW director Patrick Donnelly was appointed Friday morning as township manager.
Also Friday, the township released a copy of a severance agreement that includes a $327,000 payment to Henshaw in exchange for his agreement not to sue the township and not discuss his resignation.
" Henshaw said he thought township staff was being asked to improperly delete emails, according to the source. Coles confirmed a recent discussion about email retention policies after the township received a records request for 10 years worth of emails, but said he did not ask anyone to delete messages." Read more at APP.com This was posted on Twitter: (see below)

Amnesia or out of touch?

Are the committee members out of touch or suffering from memory loss
Ask anyone in Lakewood who rode the L shuttle before the township took it over, they had to pay a $1 fee. This information was posted on the township website in 2015 and was publicized all over .

Lat night at the Township meeting the committee imposed a $1 fee for the Lakewood shuttle bus. A resident asked the mayor if the previous company who operated the shuttle also charged a fee. The mayor said no he turns to the attorney who says there was no fee. Mike Delia had no clue and committeeman Lichtenstein was not sure about the finances or fees associated with the shuttle. Miller was a no show again. Are the township officials so out of touch with something so common? do they even know what they are voting on? very surprising that no one sitting up on the dais could answer such a basic question.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Oif Simchas/ Events Lakewood September 6, 2018

Vort: Hachosson Refoel Lassry to Hakallah Shoshana Katzler at KZY R Gissinger shul 175 Sunset Lakewood 7:30 pm
Vort: Kovolanko - Bender at Tiferes Bais Yaakov Hall 613 Oak street 8:00 pm

-Parlor Meeting for Yeshiva Medrash Chaim Harav Refoel Moshe Getinger shlita  at 110 Columbus  Avenue South Lakewood, NJ 8:15 pm Divrei Hisoirerus Harav Chaim Weg Shlita
-Novominsker Rebbe shlita will deliver a shmuess for the Alumni at  Ohr Tuvya, 969 East End Ave.,  Lakewood, today  at 8:15 pm
-Parlor meeting for Yeshiva D'Monsey at 27 Tuscany Terrace 6:30 pm

For Women and Girls
-Tischadshi Rosh Chodesh Teleconference Project of Beth Medrash Govoha Shiur for Women by Harav Uren Reich Shlita Preparing yourself for Rosh Hashana 9:15 PM 732-645-9444

Ohr Naava Avinu Malkeinu event Rabbi Paysach Krohn Rabbi Zecharia wallerstein Doors open 7:30 pm Ateres Reva hall $20 at door $40 VIP Ateres Reva hall 500 Summer avenue

Erev Rosh Hashana 5779 Shopping Lakewood

-Kashrus Alert regarding Golden Apples sold in Lakewood stores within last 2 weeks contain worms
-Gourmet Glatt no more deliveries today
-NPGS Motzei shabbos 9:30 - 12:30 Erev R"H till 5pm
-Aisle will be open 24 hours from Motzei shabbos to Erev Rosh hashana
-NPGS Motzei shabbos 9:30 - 12:30 Erev R"H till 5pm
-kosher west open Motzei Shabbos 9- 12 am

Today: Lakewood Township Meeting- Grant to BOE, Land Giveaway to LIC, Street Vacations

 Lakewood township committee meeting today 7:30 pm Watch Live HERE
Some Items on the agenda
-Township will give approx 1.5 million  Restricted Grant to the BOE
-Giving away a Parcel of property to the LIC  Block 1606, Lot 9 Swarthmore Avenue
-Tax Abatement to new shopping plaza at New Hampshire Ave
-Purchase floating doc for Lake Carasaljo
- Setting up Bus stops along Rt 9
Consent Agenda

Dr Shanik: Patients with UHC Plan should Switch Plans Immediately

See earlier post
Pediatric affiliates of Lakewood  has notified its patients that the United health Care Community Plan will no longer offer services as in the past most significant is they will not cover services at CHOP. Patients are urged to call medicaid and change plans to different managed care plan. see letter below
Over the last several months it has become increasingly apparent that United healthcare Community plan will no longer offer the same services to our patients that they have been providing for the last 25 years. They have informed us that they will be majorly discouraging our practice from using the services of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). They have also stated that as of October 1st t referrals for speech and Language therapies can only be obtained with a pre authorization from their medical staff. This will most likely mean that most referrals for these services will be denied.
We want to ensure you that our patients continue to receive the best level of care possible. Therefore we strongly encourage our patients to immediately notify the Medicaid office that you wish to change your current insurance to a different managed care Medicaid plan. 

Hurricane Florence may Threaten East Coast

When will you put up your sukka? Hurricane Florence is 1000 miles out in the Atlantic but there is a chance that Florence could become a big issue in just over a week. A group of model simulations depicting possible tracks have begun to show the possibility of East Coast impacts  — especially near the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic coasts. Group of simulations from American and European  computer models from Wednesday night.
It’s important to keep in mind, however, that there is an equal shot of Florence passing far enough offshore that the United States sees nothing more than sunshine and

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Township Manager suddenly Resigns, Dispute over OPRA request, official Deny request to Delete emails

A Request to delete township Emails?
Lakewood township manager suddenly resigned earlier today. Mayor Ray Coles refused to say anything other that it was for personal reasons but APP is reporting there is much more to the story. A source in the township said there was a OPRA request for email records going back 10 years. There was a  misunderstanding about township email records. Henshaw said he thought township staff was being asked to improperly destroy email messages, the source said. Coles declined to say if the emails were part of the resignation and committeeman Mayer Lichtenstein  told the APP reporter  he never made a request to delete emails. Read the full story in the APP


Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood September 5, 2018

Chasuna: Blum - Feiner fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

-Vort: Hachosson Asher Grossman ben Rav Shlomo Yitzchok  to Hakallah Rivky Rieder bas R' Menachem at Bnos Devorah 360 Oak street Lakewood 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yisroel Meir Landynski to Hakallah Rivky Schreiber at Ateres Yeshaya, 908 E County Line Rd., Lakewood.
-Vort: Hachosson  Menachem Gastfuend to Hakalla Rikki Brailovsky at  Khal Chasidim 1401 Cedar Row Lakewood 7:30pm
-Vort: Hachosson Dovid Pick to Hakalla Simi Taub Bas R' Shmuel at Khal Ner Dovid Simcha hall 14th street and Tanglewood  7:30-10 :00 pm

Rav Yitzchok Koledetzky shlita will be speaking at 23 Newwood Hills (Hampshire heights) at 8:15 pm

Vyelipol Yeshiva Alumni  shmuess for Yomim Noraim at 34 Clover street 9:15 pm

Feed a child, feed a family, feed Lakewood! Tomchei Shabbos Rosh Hashana Campaign

A Few Hours Left! Tomchei Shabbos Yom Tov Distribution going on now (see LNN video) help support local Mishpachos get a zechusim before Rosh Hashana.

DONATE HERE- Tripple Your Zechusim
As we approach the Yom Hadin, #TomcheiTishrei is a tremendous opportunity for us to show the Ribono Shel Olam that we care about His children, and earn the zechusim to make it a Shana Tova for ourselves and our families.

Digital Billboards Update

Signs posted with an update on the digital billboards in Lakewood
Rabbonim issued a  letter recently about the spiritual danger it poses.

New important developments happening this week regarding the removal of the Billboards. Asking people to Call the township
committeemen  732-364-2500 ext 5200 leave message with secretary or email mlichtenstein@lakewoodnj.gov    mmiller@lakewoodnj.gov

LIC Meeting Today

LIC meeting today 11:30 am at township building see Agenda
Township transfers property to the Lakewood Industrial Commission Block 1160 Lot 242, 246 along Airport Road and part of the Lakewood Airport. LIC spending 15k to have it appraised and eventually sold for businesses see resolution below.
 Mayor Coles stated the purpose to transfer this property to the Lakewood Industrial Commission is so the LIC can negotiate with local businesses to be situated along the airport. He stated there will be no residential homes in this area.


Lakewood Shuttle Bus to Charge $1 Fare, stops coming to Rt 9

NOTICE: by Lakewood township The Lakewood Shuttle Bus Starting October 1st Will Be Charging $1.00 Fare Per Person for One Way Exact Change Only!!

A resolution to be voted on tomorrow by the township committee Authorizing The Acceptance Of Various Bus Stops Along Route US 9 Northbound And Southbound. This is apparently in preparation for the shuttle route on Route 9

Rosh Hashana Simanim Platters in Lakewood


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Oif Simchas/ Events Lakewood September 4, 2018

- Chasuna; Rosner - Dershowitz Ne'emas Hachaim hall
- Chasuna: Bin Nun - Weisfish Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

-Asifa for Kupas Yom Tov for Lakewood Bnei Torah at Bais Faiga hall Maariv 9:40 pm B' Hishtatfus Rosh Hayeshiva Harav Malkiel Kotler Shlita, Harav Uren Reich Shlita, Harav Eliyohu Meir Sorotzkin shlita, Harav Yehoshua Abba Busel shlita

-Kabolas Panim Admor MKosov at 1455 Pine Park Avenue until 8:00 pm followed by a shiur in B"M of Sterling Forest 144 Hadassah Lane Lakewood

Report: Up to 99 MS-13 Gang Members in Lakewood

MS-13 Gang Threat In NJ.  The State Police has identified 49 NJ towns where they've been found. Lakewood is high on the list of towns with up to 100 members.
Patch.com-  How big of a threat is the MS-13? You may be surprised to see where members of violent gang been found. They may be in your town – or a town near you. We have the list of 49 towns where they've been identified. While the Trump administration has been criticized for drumming up the threat of the notorious gang, the State Police has taken the threat seriously. Indeed, the State Police say they are close to releasing a new report that shows how deep the threat really is in New Jersey.
Towns with at least 21 to 99 MS-13 gang members:
Bound Brook
Bridgeton
Elizabeth
Lakewood
Morristown
Trenton
Union City

Here are the towns that have identified a presence:

Jewish Agency Head Herzog visits BMG, Lakewood

Former Labor Government minister in the Knesset and now head of the Jewish Agency paid a visit to the Lakewood Yeshiva today, he tweeted about his visit:

Glad to visit the great Lakewood Yeshiva (NJ), headed by Rabbi Aron Kotler. His grandfather Rabbi Aron Kotler and my grandfather Rabbi Isaac Herzog were illustrious leaders & friends. Serving our people is a great cause and nice to see how it passes from generation to generation.

The families go back in history. During the engagement of Rav Shneur Kotler ztl
Rav Aharon was able to send his future daughter-in-law money through the Red Cross. Rebbitzen Rischel was able to occasionally communicate to Reb Shneur through Rav Herzog who was in Ankara, Turkey at the time.

 At Rav Herzog's funeral, see photo below Rabbi Aharon Kotler  eulogized him as a “prince,” and spoke of his extraordinary Torah scholarship.

NJ Senate Candidate Bob Hugin Meet and Greet in Lakewood Today

Hugin, a Republican is running against Democrat Bob Menendez for the NJ Senate seat. He recently closed the gap to single digits.

Gov. Murphy To Nominate Democrat as Ocean County Prosecutor

Ocean County will likely get a new prosecutor in the very near future. according to a report  The nomination bypasses Bob Singer's pick of Lakewood Township attorney Steven Secare, a Democratic defense attorney and former prosecutor who he believed was more qualified for the position.

NJ101.5 - Gov. Phil Murphy will name Bradley Billhimer, a Democratic lawyer in Toms River to the position, replacing Joseph Coronato, according to state Sen. Robert Singer, R-Ocean, who isn't pleased with the proposed change. Coronato has served in the role since 2013.

The New Jersey Globe news website, which first reported the news, said the announcement could come this week. "I was disappointed that they weren't allowing Joe Coronato to continue for at least another year or two. He's done really an excellent job in the fight against opioid addiction and the

Lakewood Planning Board Hearing Today

Lakewood township Planing board hearing today Tuesday September 4th, 2018 Municipal hall 6:00 pm Watch Live HERE
 on the Agenda Public hearing see below

Monday, September 3, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood September 3, 2018

Chasuna: Stern - Goren Ateres Chana hall Bais faiga
Chasuna: Issac - Follman Lake Terrace hall
Chasuna: Lieberman - Perr Ateres Reva
Chasuna: Klitnik - Rabbinowitz Ne'emas Hachaim hall

Vort: Hachoson Yissochor Schoenberg (Washington Heights) to  Hakalla Bas R' Binyomin Yoffe at 35 Kelmwoods, Lakewood 7:00 pm

Yeshiva and Mesivta Torah Vodaas Lakewood Kabolas Panim at 227 Autmn road 7:00 pm

9th Grades in Lakewood will Open Despite Not all Girls Placed in School

High schools in Lakewood  announced that all 9th grades will be opening tomorrow, even though not every girl has a school. The Roshei Yeshiva forbade all school to open unless every girl has a place where to go. As of this afternoon following the announcement to open there are girls not in school, nevertheless a decision was made to open up. 

LSTA Buses ready to roll, No changes until after Sukkos

The Lakewood Transportation Authority buses will begin Tuesday as schools have the first full day of the year. The  LSTA is in charge of setting up routes for 36,000 students  bused daily to Lakewood private schools. The routes are set and no change requests will be made until after sukkos. Officials say it takes some time for the routes to take root and ask everyone to be patient for the first few weeks. This year, bus stops have been consolidated and some kids have different stops for pick up and drop off. Primary kid parents must wait at the bus stop for pick up and drop off.

Lakewood News Labor Day 2018

Monday September 3, 2018 Lakewood NJ   Weather: high of 90 Humidity 91%

-Some Girls schools will open today with Orientation
-List of girls  currently not in school  at 3-4
-9th grade classes will be closed today per the takana not to open until all girls are placed
-Bais Kayla high school cancels orientation for all grades as well
- One school opened today including 9th grade

-Moadim Lsimcha distribution taking place today at the Public Works off Cedar Bridge and new Hampshire Avenues in Lakewood from 4 pm - 9 pm please pay attention to parking instructions

-Grand opening MS Optical at The Avenue Shoppes

-Agra D'Pirka learning program at Rav Gissinger shul KZY 9:30 - 11:30 am Shiurim from Rav Moshe Eckstein shlita  Harav Yeruchom Olshin shlita, Rav Micha Cohen shlita.

-Torah Vodaas annual Lakewood Kabolas Panim Reception 227 Autmn Road 8:00 pm Drashos from the Roshei Yeshiva Harav Yisrael Reisman shlita, Harav Yosef Savitzky shlita
Divrei Bracha from  Harav Yeruchom Olshin Shlita

Kabolas Panim for Foltichene Rebbe at 1 Florence Court Jackson, 7:30 pm




Sunday, September 2, 2018

Video: Levin at 11

Part 1


Oif Simchas/ Events Lakewood September 2, 2018

-Chasuna: Twersky - Cohen Ateres Reva hall
Vort: Hachosson Tzvi Rybak yo Hakallah Glanzman at Westgate Simcha hall 100 Ropshits Ct  7:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Mayer Schwartz to Hakallah Racheli Strickman bas R' Dovi at Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 E. County Line Rd Lakewood, NJ 6:00 pm

-Hachnosas Sefer Torah from 2 Park Slope Terrace starting at 4 pm going t B'M Shemen Lmincha 2 Milano Drive
-Parlor Meeting Yeshivas Bais Binyomin Stamford/ Monsey at 1101 14th street Lakewood NJ 7:00 pm  Bhishtatfus Harav Meir Hershkowitz Shlita, Harav Yeruchom Olshin Shlita

LPD: Following "all leads to exhaustion" in Beating of Elderly Couple

LAKEWOOD, NJ — As a Lakewood couple continues to recover from injuries suffered in a home invasion, authorities are following all leads "to exhaustion" in what police said is a continuing and extension investigation. Frederick Robison, 68, and his wife, Patricia Robison, 64, remained hospitalized at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, on Saturday, recovering from head injuries suffered when the intruder into their Eagle Ridge Circle home beat them both, apparently using a flashlight, Lakewood Police Capt. Gregory Staffordsmith said.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

40-50 Elementary Girls without a school

As of Motzei shabbos there are close to 50 girls from the Ateres Esther school that closed up, with no school for next year. Despite reports that all girls were placed in other schools that has not happened. The schools that were willing to take do not have the capacity to take everyone.  Meetings are taking place trying to find a solution.


סליחות Selichos Lakewood 5778 Motzei Shabbos, Sunday morning Lakewood, NJ

                                                                   במוצאי מנוחה קדמנוך תחילה
-BMG Motzei shabbos Selichos Mussar 12:30 am in Bais Aaron Bais Medrash Selichos 1:00 am Yoshon bm, Bais Aaron, Bais shmuel
-Ger shtieble on 10th street 10:30 pm
-Roberts shul KNA 1:00 am
-Chesterfield 1:00 and 7:25am (Ashkenaz )
-Hearthstone Drasha 12:30 Selichos 12:57,  6:30 am upstairs
-Brookwood Selichos 12:57 am
-Whispering pines: Selichos 12:50
-Ohr mttisyahu drasha12:25. Selichos at 12:45
-Ohr Yecheskel  Slichos Motzai Shabbos 1:00am and 5:30am g
-Chateau Ashkenaz 12:55
-Yeshiva Gedola South Jersey Drasha 12:25am slichos at 12:56
-Ner Dovid Drasha 12:30 Slichos 1:00 am
-Tiferes shmuel  drasha 12:40. Slichos 12:55.
-Prospect Square Askenaz 12:56 am Sfard 1:00am
-Khal נועם ורצון Toms River Kumzitz 12:00 am followed by shiur & Selichos at 1am
1427 Oakwood Hollow Lane, Toms River NJ
-Chalonei Rokea 12:00 am Kumzits 12:45 Selichos led by high Holydays Choir 34 Caranetta Drive
-Viznitz Lakewood 12:45
-Ohr Mattisyohu Shmuz 12:25 Slichos 12:55
Tamarind Park  Drasha12:45, Slichos at 12:55
Bais Shabsi Selichos 1:00 am
-BM Kelmwoods westgate 7:40 am Sunday Morning
Lev Avos: Slichos 12:55 am
-Cong Spruce selichos 1:00am
-Khal Bnei Torah Ridge  Drasha  12:35 Slichos 12:56
-Lutzk 12:45 Drasha 12:35
-Yeshiva Gedolah of South Lakewood Rav Korbman shlita 715 Marlin avenue Drashsa by Rav Yitzchok Sorotzkin shlita 12:10 am Selichos 12:50
-Bais Shmuel 1:00 am
-Cong Spruce selichos 1:00am
-Rav Gissinger 12:50
-Heichal Baruch 315 Carey street 5:30 am
-Breslov 5:05 am
-Bais Mordechai Slichos 5:00 AM.
-Ohr yehoshua Kapitshnetz 12:50 am

Friday, August 31, 2018

Lakewood Roshei Yeshiva Reinstate Takana not to Open schools until all girls are Placed

With a few days before girls High schools open and 10 girls still left without a school, the Lakewood Roshei yeshiva have instructed all girls high schools not to open the 9th grade classes before all girl are accepted and have were to go. This year there has been much publicity about this issue and the decision has been made to take a tougher approach in settling it before school begins. A few years ago there were 9 girls who were out of school and got accepted a few weeks before chanuka. This time around they are hopeful that it will all be resolved before the first day of school.

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת כי תבוא תשע"ח שישי דנחמתא

                                            השקיפה ממעון קודשך מן השמים  וברך את עמך ישראל

Lakewood, New Jersey Friday, August 31, 2018 / כ׳ אלול תשע״ח
-Candle lighting: 7:11 pm
-Shkiah/Sunset 7:29 pm
-Weather Mostly cloudy, a few showers; humid high of 79
-Selichos for Ashkenazim begins Motzei Shabbos

הקטן יהיה לאלף והצעיר לגוי עצום אני ה' בעתה אחישנה
(הפטרה פרשת כי תבוא)
The smallest shall become a thousand, and the least a mighty nation; I the LORD will hasten it in its time.

Video: L'Maancha.. הנשמה לך

Motzei shabbos Eitan  Katz Kumzits beginning at 9:45 p.m.  divrei chizuk 12:00 am Selichos at  12:50 a.m. At Keter Torah social hall 600 Roemer Avenue, Teaneck, NJ  ($10 non members)

List Down to 10 of girls not in High School

With high school starting this coming week schools and committees in Lakewood are working on placing the girls that still have no place.
As of yesterday the list was at 10.
Some schools had orientation and book day.
Hopefully come Monday every one will be placed.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood August 30, 2018

Chasuna: Polter - Hertz Lake Terrace hall
Chasuna: Cohen - Blum ateres Reva hall
Chasuna: Eiseman - Puretz Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Chasuna: Ziegler - Kornwasser Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

Parlor Meeting Kollel Govoha Imrei Kohen Harav Eliyohu Kahanow shlita at 6 Van Buren Avenue Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm Divrei Bracha Rosh Hayeshiva Reb Yeruchom Olshin Shlita

Parlor meeting Kabolas Panim on behalf of Harav Meir Shmulevitz shlita of the Mir yeshiva in Yerushalayim at 17 Queens Court 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Rabbi Mannis Friedman 8:30 at Chestnut shul 10:15 pm Chai Elul Farbrengen at Stamford meadows for men only

NJ Gas Tax will rise 4.3 cents a Gallon this Fall

New Jersey's gas will rise another 4.3 cents per gallon on Oct. 1, Gov. Phil Murphy's administration announced Thursday. This latest hike comes just two years after motorists were stung with a 23-cent-per gallon increase. It previously was unchanged since 1988.
The 4.3-cent increase brings the total state taxes to 41.4 cents on each gallon of motor fuels pumped in New Jersey, and 48.4 cents on each gallon of diesel. (NJ.com)

Sunset Road, Lakewood Construction Update from NJ American Water

This is an important message from New Jersey American Water. Due to utility conflicts and avoidance of school traffic sanitary sewer work along Sunset Road will be switching to night work beginning Friday August 31st. Night work hours will be from 9 PM to 7 AM. The roads that will be affected: Sunset Road, James Street, Central Avenue, Caranetta Drive, South Lake Drive, Lapsley Lane, Kimball Road, Davis Road, Bradshaw Road, Freeman Road, Harrison Place, Powderhorn Drive, Brill Street, Flintlock Drive, Wayne Street, Cannonball Drive, Liberty Drive, Hearth Court, Independence Court, Freedom Drive and Commonwealth Drive. During night work section of road will be closed, please follow detours through adjacent neighborhoods. We appreciate your ongoing patience with project

Move Over Forward and Haaretz We have YWN

Want to know the latest news and shmutz about  frum Yidden? want to see anything bad  that a Frum or Charedi person did? want to see Chareidim and frum people painted in the worst possible way look no further than Yeshiva world news.  Screaming headlines showing when a Frum Jew commits a crime or does something not in line with the editors viewpoint. Articles translated from Hebrew websites with no thought or sensitivity to klal yisrael.  When tragedies struck over the summer bein Hazmanim they made sure to point out how frum Jews are at fault by not preparing properly for outings ,swimming at beaches etc.. Its no wonder many upstanding mainstream Frum Jews do not frequent these sites at all.

Yesterday there were some  viral videos going around social media about a ugly fight at a yeshiva R"L. It served no purpose in publicizing it besides for clicks and hits. It would have been enough to report what the Rosh hayeshiva said about it but of course now they were able to show it to the world.

 Here are some recent headlines that would make you think you were reading a Charedi hating paper.

Tonight at Gourmet Glatt Lakewood

 New retail-sized Yapchik, back with the same great taste in a more convenient form.  Thursday, 8/30, from 7-11pm at Gourmet Glatt Lakewood

Jackson Children Receive Bus Passes, Challenges Loom

Jackson school district sent out bus passes for Children who will attend private schools at it will be cheaper to bus them into Lakewood with district busing instead of giving parents the Aid in Lieu voucher.

Initially this seemed like a good plan, saving money and a convenience for parents.

But severe challenges remain first of all, the district will be going according to the Public school calendar which has many more off days than the private schools. 
According to NJ state law, N.J.S.A. 18A:39-1  mandated busing must be provided Transportation or AIL shall be provided to eligible nonpublic school students Monday through Friday between September l and June 30 when the nonpublic school is in session. The only exceptions are for safety reasons.

In some cases  bus stops are consolidated and parents will have to drive their children to the bus stop which is over a mile and a half away. and some Girls will be riding on a boys bus  with early pick up times almost 2 hours before school starts.
 Officials said there will be lots of ironing out, indeed.
 Happy back to school day.


Askanim Dupe children into a Trip

Submitted.
The last thing a parent wants is to see someone take advantage of their child and use them for an agenda. More so if the kid is in camp and for first activity they have to sit through a 2 hour court case. That is what happened last week when parents saw  pictures posted on the Lakewood Scoop of their children sitting in a courtroom at a hearing in Trenton. Parents were furious and rightfully so. The camp too was fooled and duped by askanim who offered them a trip to Trenton to take a tour of the state house.

They were not told that the plan was to use them as a backdrop for a photo op by having them sit through a lawsuit hearing. It was good optics to show 150 boys from the non public sector as the Lakewood BOE tried to join in on a lawsuit to fix the funding Formula for Lakewood. The Vaad too issued statements on the Lakewood scoop in support of the lawsuit.

But not when the kids the camp and the parents were not told about what the mission was really about.  They took advantage of hard working people who tried giving the kids a good time.
Just another day of how things go on.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood August 29, 2018

Chasuna: Landau - Frankel at Lake Terrace hall
Chasuna: Tapick - Geller  at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Rosenhan - Fine at  Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
Chasuna: Pinter - Cutler at  Ateres Reva hall

- Vort: Hachosson Moshe Yosef Rajchenbach to Hakallah Miriam Munk Bas R' Ezriel at Bais     Nosson  Tzvi 1445-14th Street, Lakewood 7:30 pm.
- Vort: Hachosson Chaim Goldberger to Hakallah Shainy Feldman Bas R' Volvi at Ateres Yeshaya, 908 E County Line Rd., Lakewood, at 8:00 pm

Media Reports on Home Invasion at Gated community in Lakewood

Photo Credit: CBS NEW YORK
ABC 7 and CBS  TV New York  report on the shocking home invasion at Enclave  Gated community in Lakewood.   Videos below

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (CBS NewYork) — Police were investigating Wednesday after a couple was found tied up and robbed inside a 55-and-over gated community in New Jersey. CBS2’s Meg Baker was on the scene at the Enclave at the Fairways, located on Eagle Ridge Circle, where police say the couple were badly beaten and tied up at around 3 a.m. during a home invasion. The couple’s vehicle was also stolen, police said.

Clicks over Community

Submitted.
Caring more about clicks than our community.

For all those following some of the the Lakewood news sites recently you May have noticed something very disturbing, there's a school that was going through a financial crisis and wasn't sure if it was going to be able to open up for the coming year, asksnim and balai batim have been meeting with a possible new rosh moisad to take over the school while nothing was confirmed and they were working tirelessly on behalf of the school this website went and announced breaking news that they got a new rosh moisad however being that this was never confirmed and not true the next morning this news site advertised that the school will close down and wrote who the school owner was ,his family name and that a meeting has gone sour ,while many know that there is an issue with the schools in Lakewood people cannot understand why this news site had to go ahead and advertise the issue that the school was in and the name of the school owner and the possible new rosh moisad.

Lakewood BOE Meeting Today

Watch Live  HERE 7:30 pm
Lakewood NJ Board Of  Education monthly meeting today August 29, 2018  at 855 Somerset Avenue starting 6:30 pm
see full agenda HERE
Items for approval:
- Request Emergency Aid in the amount of $1,566,821
- Travel Accident Policy specifically covering Board Members and   Administrators while conducting Official School Business at a cost of $3600

Yaffed Plans to Bring Campaign to Lakewood and New Jersey

Yaffed, the organization that is making trouble for Yeshivas and private schools in New York is setting its sight on Lakewood and other private schools and  Yeshivos in New Jersey. They want the state to regulate the secular education curriculum taught in private schools. Most yeshivas in Lakewood are already accredited with the state but they have an agenda and ax to grind with the Orthodox community. In an interview with APP editorial board they asked about Lakewood.

 Will moster be bringing his campaign to Lakewood? Yes, he says. He has already had contact with Orthodox and non-Orthodox residents alike. But for now, he wants to focus on New York. Last week, city education officials say their investigation into whether Hasidic schools were complying with the state’s “substantially equivalent” standard for non-public schools was being hindered by the refusal of some schools to allow investigators to enter the schools or to provide more than a basic outline of the curriculum. Moster believes he eventually will prevail. And when he does, he will turn his attention to New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy and the Legislature should be prepared. State standards

Home Invasion Robbery Injures Elderly Couple in Lakewood

Lakewood Police are looking into who may have broken into an Eagle Ridge Circle home and assaulted a man and woman there early Wednesday morning. Around 2:30 a.m. police "received information regarding a possible robbery in progress," police Capt. Gregory Staffordsmith said in an email. Police officers found an injured man in the garage of the home and an injured woman inside the house, Staffordsmith said.  The suspect - or suspects - "is believed to have fled prior to police arrival," Staffordsmith said. The victims went to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune

Woodlake Country Club Golf Course Closes

APP reports the Woodlake Country Club, one of three public golf courses in Lakewood township, has closed,  late Tuesday. The company in a statement  said, that demand for the golf course has declined  and they made a financial  decision to temporarily close while they explores the best direction for the property.  The report says there were  rumors that Woodlake course would be developed. The property is valued at $10.7 million.  In October 2015, Somerset Development  was

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood August 28, 2018

-  Chasuna: Ateres chana hall Bais Faiga
- Chasuna: Prager - Birnbaum Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
- Chasuna: Glick - Snyder Ne'emas Hachaim hall
- Chasuna: Spitz - Brodt Lake Terrace hall
- Chasuna: Ort - Rosengarten Ateres Reva hall

 -Parlor Meeting for a mishpacha  Taking place at 480 Somerset avenue Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm

-Yeshivas Mir Yerushalayim Chodesh Lashana campaign with Rosh yeshiva
Rav Binyomin   Carlebach shlita at Nadvorna Hall 415 Monmouth Avenue Lakewood 8:30 pm


Chai Elul With Rav Mannis Friedman in Lakewood

              Special Evening of Inspiration
THURSDAY, CHAI ELUL, AUGUST 30, 2018
With Rabbi Manis Friedman:
Rosh Hashnah, Yom Kippur, and Beyond:
 What does Hashem really want from me?
-8:30pm Class for men and ladies - Separate entrances
Chestnut Shul Simcha Hall  105 Chestnut St, Lakewood, NJ 08701
-10:15 pm Mens’ Chai Elul, 18th of Elul, Farbrengen
Birthday of The Baal Shem Tov and Baal Hatanya, and Yartzeit of the Maharal of Prague.  Led by Rabbi Manis Friedman. Stamford Meadows Shul 12 Golders Green Rd, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Rubashkin Thanks President Trump in Front of US Embassy in Jerusalem

Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin and his Rebbetzin publicly thank US President Donald Trump in front of the US embassy in yerushalayim holding a sign G-D Bless President Trump.

Do As I Say Not As I Do

There is an AD today displayed on the Digital Billboard at Rt 9 in Lakewood  promoting a networking event hosted by the LCSC  paid for by UEZ tax dollars. The LCSC, was founded by the Lakewood Vaad some 18 years ago.
The Roshei yeshiva recently wrote a letter about the spiritual danger these Digital Billboards are causing to the Lakewood Kehilla and its children. They ask everyone who can, to remove this Michshol from our midst, as it was done without the consent and will of the Lakewood Tzibbur

In a few weeks after Sukkos the Vaad will issue its list of candidates to vote for in the general elections November 6, 2018. To get the olam to the polls, they put out a letter from the Roshei yeshiva to support their cause and expect everyone to follow Daas Torah.

When its good for them they use the Signatures, but when its good for the gelt the signatures are ignored.

BOE to ask Lakewood Township for a $1.2 Million Grant

Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles confirmed to the Lakewood shopper that the Lakewood school district requested a 1.2 million grant from the township. The mayor said that it was to be discussed at the Township meeting of August 16th. The money would go to tutoring programs and self contained classrooms. The township has recently gave millions of tax money for courtesy busing, sports programs. On the agenda of the BOE meeting for tomorrow Aug, 29 there is a resolution  that the Lakewood Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to request Emergency Aid in the amount of $1,566,821 to equal the amount of reduced state aid for the 2018-2019 school year and.
No mention in the resolution who the request will be made to. The state already gave Lakewood a $28 million loan for the deficit.

NWS: Heat Advisory in Effect from Noon Today to 8 PM Wednesday in Ocean county

HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM WEDNESDAY..in  NJ

HEAT INDEX VALUES...Maximum heat index values will range from100 to 104 degrees this afternoon and Wednesday afternoon.
 * TEMPERATURES...Maximum temperatures will be in the lower to middle 90s today and Wednesday with surface dewpoints in the  lower 70s both afternoons. Lows Tuesday night will be in the  70s.
 * IMPACTS...The excessive heat will create a health risk, especially for the elderly and for those with pre-existing health issues.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Tonight: Lakewood Zoning Board Meeting

Zoning Board meeting at Municipal hall Monday August 27 2018
Watch Live Stream HERE
Full Agenda HERE and below

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood August 27, 2018

-Chasuna: Sachs - Zemel lake  at Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Bloch - Bursztyn  at Ateres Chana hall
-Chasuna: Beer - Fischer Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: Steinwurtzel - Frankel  at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Lonner - Gurwitz  at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

-Vort: Hachosson Moshe Gotlieb  to  Hakallah Elena Lefland at B'M Zichron Chaim (the Villas club house) 901 East Kennedy  Lakewood 7:30 - 10:30

-Drasha: Horav Meir Tzvi Bergman shlita will be speaking on Inyoney Dyoma at 6:15 Pm BM -Willow court
-Parlor meeting keren Birchas Shmuel Divrei Hisoirerus by Harav Elya Ber Wachtfogel shlita at the Bias Horaah Madison & 4th Lakewood 8:00 pm
Parlor Meeting: For TAG at  6 Gila Place, Lakewood NJ  8:30-10:30 pm  Hot Buffet Dinner

New late Minyan Maariv at Chestnut Shul

For those who live south of the Lake in Lakewood new minyan Maariv at Chestnut shul 11:30 pm

Tefillos for the Mir Mashgiach Harav Aharon Chodosh

Please be mispalel for Harav Aharon Chodosh shlita Mashgiach of Mir Yeshiva yerushalayim who suffered a stroke. He was taken to Hadassa Hospital name for Tehillim רבי אהרן דוד בן צביה.


Tight Senate Race in NJ, Hugin closing the Gap

CBS- For months, Republican Senate candidate Bob Hugin has assailed Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez in TV ads, calling the two-term incumbent corrupt because of now-dismissed federal corruption charges, whittling down the incumbent's double-digit lead in the polls to single digits only a six point edge.

Now, with less than three months until voters go to the polls in Democratic-leaning New Jersey, where the Senate race is at the top of the ticket, Menendez is unleashing his own TV advertising fusillade, with two new 30-second spots this week criticizing the wealthy former pharmaceutical executive as greedy.

Article: Busing costs Rise in Lakewood's bordering towns, but a savings for the Districts

A fair and balanced article on NJ.com details and explains NJ Law and how towns are saving money even though they are paying more for busing children to private schools

NJ. com As Orthodox Jews move in, taxpayers in these N.J. school districts are spending more than $1M on buses However, the $1,000 stipends for busing is far less than it would cost the district if all 850 students chose to enroll in the local public schools. Last year, Toms River Regional spent $16,659 per student to educate children in its public schools, according to state statistics.

Now, as more Orthodox Jewish families flock to Ocean and Monmouth counties, the busing issue is spreading to other municipalities.  Toms River Regional, Brick, Jackson and Howell are among the school districts that have seen their busing costs climb as more Orthodox Jewish families move into the area and request district-funded busing to send their children to the more than 100 private religious schools in neighboring Lakewood. New Jersey law requires that taxpayers cover the cost of transporting students to schools -- including private, religious schools – if the education institutions are more than two miles from the child’s home. Last year, Toms River Regional, Brick, Jackson and Howell combined spent more than $1 million on busing students to private schools, according to their budgets. That number is expected to rise dramatically as the new school year begins. 

Why are taxpayers paying to send kids to private schools?
Under New Jersey’s law, school districts that provide busing to their own students must also pay to bus kids to private schools—under certain conditions.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Will Ateres Esther in Lakewood Open Next Week?

And the the next one... Emergency Campaign   Donate HERE

Give the Girls of Ateres Esther their School
When my friend's daughter overheard her parents saying HER school may close its doors, she broke down. Parents are losing sleep at night, unsure what will be with their daughter's education.

It is one week before school starts and the parents of Ateres Esther need to know if there will be a school for their daughters (there are approximately 90 girls enrolled in its Primary through 5th Grade). I am one of those parents. The only thing keeping the school from opening is its lack of funding. We carefully chose this school - where all the girls feel cared for. All the parents are very

Oif Simchas Lakewood August 26, 2018

- Chasuna: Lipschutz - Neuman Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
- Chasuna: Friedman - Bixenspanner at Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Baum - Notis Ateres Reva hall
- Vort: Hachosson Pinchos Katz (passaic) to Hakallah Bas R' Binyomin Segall at 16 Kletzk Hill Rd, Westgate   Lakewood   7:00 - 10:00 pm
- Vort: Hachosson Ezra German to Bas Rav Shaul Sinsky at Westgate Simcha hall 8:00 pm
-Vort Hachosson Tzvi Shechet's to Hakallah Bas Rav Chanoch Saltz at  Madison Manor 401 Madison avenue Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm 
-Vort: Hachosson Avromi Rosenwasser to Hakallah Rochel Weiss at Westgate Simcha hall 100 Ropshits Ct  7:30 pm

Video: Levin at 11 August 26 2018

Mesivtas in NJ May be Required to Carry Narcan Drug Antidote

Mesivtos and Bais Yaakovs will have to have Narcan drug antidote on hand.
Governor Murphy of NJ signed  legislation on Friday requiring public and private high schools across NJ to carry life-saving antidotes As New Jersey continues to grapple with an opioid addiction epidemic.
NJ.com reports The bipartisan legislation requires public and private high schools  to have Narcan or a similar substance on hand. It will allow school nurses or other trained employees to administer the antidotes to anyone on school grounds.
 The Garden State is on pace to see more than 3,000 people die from overdoses in 2018, the equivalent of the entire population of Saddle River.

Lakewood: Events Sunday August 26, 2018

-Groundbreaking event Bais Medrash of Summit Court (Corner Williams street and Summit) 2:30 pm Harav Yaakov Katz Shlita, Mara D'asra

- Hachnosas Sefer Torah at Chabad of Jackson Kesivas Haoisiyos in Lakewood at 105 Hillside Blvd Westgate 5:30 pm procession following to 645 cross street

- Parlor Meeting Freehold Kollel at 610 South Lake Drive Reception 8:15 Program 9:45 pm Divrei Brach Hara Shlomo Feivel Schustal shlita

-  Keren Birchas Shmuel asifa for Chicago alumni at Yeshiva Orchos Chaim divrei Hisoirerus Harav Shmuel Levin Shlita R'Y Telz CHicago 8:15 pm

Friday, August 24, 2018

President Trump Deports a Nazi, Silence From Frum Jewish Organizations

A Nazi living in the United States in Queens, NY was deported back to Germany by orders of US President Donald Trump. You would expect the Jewish organizations to issue statements thanking the president for taking action and bringing justice but no statements were issued.
Actually it was Assemblyman Dov Hikind a orthodox Jew a Democrat from NY who publicly thanked the president. The president acknowledged it in a tweet see below

 Agudath Israel was quick to criticize the president for charlottsville and the separating families policy but now not a peep.  Orthodox union.. Nada zilch. You wonder why? Are they scared to show favoritism to a president who is under attack by the left media?  they issued statements on issues less significant why the silence now? what happened to Hakoras Hatov we often hear about to support politicians that go out of their way to help the Jewish community? why did the Lakewood Vaad not issue a statement after all they too criticized the president on charlottsville but always preach Hakoras hatov.


Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת כי תצא תשע"ח חמישי דנחמתא

Lakewood, New Jersey Friday, August 24, 2018 / י״ג אלול תשע״ח ערב שבת פרשת כי תצא

Candle lighting: 7:22 pm
Shkia/sunset: 7:40 pm
Weather Shabbos day: Partly cloudy High 79 F

Baal Menagen R' Eli Beer will spend  this Shabbos at Chalonei Rokea 34 Caranetta Drive
7:30 Mincha  10:30 Melava Malka

                 הַרְחִיבִי מְקוֹם אָהֳלֵךְ וִירִיעוֹת מִשְׁכְּנוֹתַיִךְ יַטּוּ אַל־תַּחְשֹׂכִי הַאֲרִיכִי מֵיתָרַיִךְ וִיתֵדֹתַיִךְ חַזֵּקִי

Matzav - Burglars Go On Break-In Spree in Somerset Walk in Lakewood

Matzav.com reports- Overnight, two burglars wreaked havoc in Somerset Walk in Lakewood, NJ, breaking into and stealing from over 70 vehicles in the neighborhood.
The housing development, located of off Pine Street adjacent to Pine River Village, was the target of two thieves, who, between 2 a.m. and 2:48 a.m. rummaged through vehicles up and down Canary Drive, Raven Lane and the other streets and alleys of Somerset Walk. Any car that wasn’t lock was opened by the burglars, who took what they liked.  A 2018 Lexus LS 500 was stolen, but was later found on nearby Martin Luther King Drive. read more at Matzav.com


Tidbits for this weeks Maftir and Haftorah

Have Kavana for Zechiras Amalek
This week the maftir  Parshas Ki Seitzei is about Zechiras Amalek what we read yearly on Parshas Zachor. The mitzva is to remember about it once a year. Since  this coming year is a leap year it will be 13 months from last Shabbos zachor to the coming parshas Zachor. The Chasam Sofer explains that the annual reading suffices. The reason for this is that human nature of forgetting after a year does not depend solely on the elapsed time, but even on the passage of the seasonal events that pass us by yearly.
Nevertheless, The Maharam Schick (Mitzvos, no. 604) writes that the Chasam Sofer himself  ordered his disciples on leap years to have intention to fulfill the mitzvah of remembering Amalek with the torah reading of Ki Teitzei. This ensures that a twelve-month period will not elapse without a reading of the chapter.

As for the Haftorah we will read 2 of them first רני עקרה which is the 5th Nechama followed by  עניה סוערה. Since we skipped  עניה סוערה it on shabos Rosh Chodesh Elul we make up for it this week. Its important to not skip any of the seven haftoras of Nechama.

Seating Arrangements for Yomim Noraim 5779

How do you designate over 6000 seats for the Davening on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur?
 In BMG the seating arrangements and requests has begun. Computer kiosks are set up for Talmidim and alumni to reserve their seats. They have to reserve it yearly there is no chazaka from previous years if you don't daven the tefillos both days rosh hashana. The yeshiva has 5 large minyanim  across botei medrashim the largest one with 1100 seats.  A special computer program is used to keep track of each seat if it will be available to accommodate new Talmidim.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood August 23, 2018

Chasuna: Goldenberg - Orlewick at Ateres Reva hall
Chasuna: Kalter - perlow Ne'emas at Hachaim hall

The Shaitel free Issues are Out

You may or may not have noticed but as of this week some Lakewood newspaper and magazine publications will no longer run ads that feature pictures of shaitels wigs or hair locks.  A letter was sent to their advertisers notifying them about the new policy rules claiming they were complying to the requests of leading Lakewood poskim  no names or letters from the poskim were provided. Not all papers were on board with this new takana.

Up to that point there was never an issue about pictures of shaitels and wigs in ads in Lakewood media, prompting people to question the sudden change. Is it based on halacha or a business decision to change a status quo giving in to a chumra that is not widely accepted. Ironically, no guidelines or rules were issued as far as the lifestyle of high end gashmiyus featured weekly.
There was some push back with memes about the change in standards.

Gov Murphy said to Veto Plastic Bag fee paving the way to an outright Ban on Bags

There won't be a 5-cent tax on plastic and paper shopping bags after Gov. Phil Murphy takes his veto pen to the legislation, paving the way for an outright ban of plastic bags and straws. A spokeswoman for Murphy's office said the governor was expected to veto the bill in the coming days.
Although the law was aimed at reducing plastic waste, environmental groups opposed the law because it did not go far enough. Several counties and municipalities already have moved to ban

Toms River budgets $850k to transport students to Private Schools

Toms River school district budgeted up to 850k for Aid in Lieu payments to bus students to private schools for this year. APP reports most of the children will be attending private schools in Lakewood. State law requires school districts to transport students to the school they attend, including private schools.

 These children''s parents are paying full property taxes yet not sending them to public school which is a huge savings to the township, all they ask for is the mandated  busing required by state law.
Naturally, the reaction an Facebook was swift drawing over 100 comments  with some blaming the orthodox community.

Four years ago our years ago, the district paid $143,000 paid in lieu payments to parents of about 150 children who attended private schools in Lakewood. Jackson township announced it will transport students to Lakewood instead of paying out the stipends since its the cheaper option. TR officials say they would consider the same but not ready for it right now see more at APP

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood August 22, 2018

- Chasuna: Rothstein – Fridman Ne’emas Hachaim hall
- Chasuna: Metzger – Pecker Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
- Chasuna: Einhorn – Feldheim Lake Terrace hall
- Vort: Hachosson Shragy Auerbach to Hakallah Naama Taplin Bas R' Aaron at R' Zafrani shul 3rd and Monmouth Lakewood
- Vort: Hachosson Yisrael Yaakov Krieser to Hakalla Baila Hinda Krupenia bas Rav Yehoshua at  617 5th street Lakewood

Pushing Growth, while telling People not to Move

You reap what you sow. Vaad members have been pushing growth welcoming everyone to move to Lakewood  they make statements how nice it is that people from other Jewish communities are relocating to Lakewood and use that as a sign to show, that despite the high taxes and traffic issues Lakewood is still a desirable place. Getting people to move is the easy part  but when the infrastructure can not handle the growth it creates serious problems.

When people  take advantage of the affordable housing  and move in they are faced with challenges  the biggest one is that of getting their children into school. You would think the pro growth vaad would be out there to help but it seems otherwise and quite hypocritical.
A Phone call from an anonymous Vaad member was  posted on line. In the conversation a father who had a hard time getting kids into school is criticized for  moving to Lakewood and told to go back where he came from.  Is that called inviting and welcoming?

This person was trying to help 150 girls in a school that was about to close down many did not agree with the public approach that was taken, but after the fact  its hypocritical to tell them you should not have moved here.