Monday, April 30, 2018

TVOL: Letter

Letter printed in this weeks issue

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood April 30th, 2018

                                     היום אחד ושלשים יום הם ארבעה שבועות ושלשה ימים לעומר/בעומר
-Divrei Hisoirerus hachana for Lag B'aomer  by Rav Mordechai Zilber shlita at B'M Toldos yehuda Stutchin 127 Courtney rd Lakewood, followed by Maariv and shiur on Inyona deyoma 9:15 followed by Kabolas kahal
-Vort: Hachoson Simcha  Laizerson to Hakallah Bodenheimer Bas R' Chanoch at  R' Gissenger's Shul 175 Sunset, Lakewood, NJ  8:00 pm
Engaged hachosson Meir simcha shohnbrun (lkwd) to Zelda Abromowits (bp)
-The center run Stakeout Parlor meeting 407 Arlington Avenue, Lakewood 7:00 pm

Photos: Agudah NJ Legislative Breakfast At Bellworks

 See all Photos HERE
On Monday, April 30th, Agudath Israel’s New Jersey legislative breakfast was a success for attendees, speakers, and the entire New Jersey community. Held at Bell Works in Holmdel, NJ, the event was attended by representatives of yeshivas and community leaders throughout the state.

Attendees were fortunate to have the opportunity to meet Speaker Craig J. Coughlin, newly-appointed Speaker of the New Jersey State Assembly. Also in attendance were many elected officials, including Senators Bob Singer and Vin Gopal, as well as Assemblymembers Nancy Pinkin, Eric Houghtaling, and Ned Thompson.

Lag B'aomer Temps in the high 80's

While the current weather in Lakewood is chilly in the mid 40's the forecast for the end of the week is in the mid to high 80's. On Thursday Lag B'aomer day May 3 the temps  will reach a high of 88 degrees. Some sun in the morning with increasing clouds during the afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Wednesday evening forecast is clear with no rain a low of 64.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Oif Simchas/ Events Lakewood April 29, 2018

                    היום שלשים יום שהם ארבעה שבועות ושני ימים לעומר/בעומר
-Vort: Hachosson Yoel Tikotzky ben R' Yossi to Hakallah  Tzippy Schultz at 2173   Braden Court Toms River 6:00 pm-9:00 pm 
-Vort: Hachosson Chaim Zuman to Hakallah Shani Taplin Bas R' Dovid at West gate simcha hall 7:00pm- 10:00pm

Follow LNN Lakewood News Network for photos

-The Center Run "Steakout" Parlor meeting at 1858 Dino Blvd Toms River, NJ   7:00 pm
-YTT Expo and Chinese auction "The Urban Experience" for women only at Lake terrace hall 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm.  over 75 exhibitors.

The Matzeiva story in English

Thank you to anon for translation with help from Google.
 story said over by Rabbi David Kletzkin of Yerushalayim written in Hebrew by his brother Rabbi Yisrael Aaron Kletzkin of Lakewood, NJ.

Introduction: As the head of the Chevra Kadisha in Jerusalem, I visit the Har Hazeisim and har Hamenuchos  cemeteries almost every day and sometimes a few times a day, and as part of my work I have already become acquainted with many exciting stories and issues of countless hashgacha.
  The beginning of the month of Nissan During my participation in a Levaya, I noticed on the ground

The Matzeiva Story


The story that is making waves in the frum world
Introduction: In these days of Sefiras Haomer we mourn the death of 24,000 students of Rabbi Akiva who died for not respecting each other,  a wonderful story of Hashgacha Pratis that began about a month ago and goes back fifty years, ending with a good ending,  The wonderful story has just happened with Rabbi David Kletzkin, shlita, the head of the Chasidim Chevra Kadisha of yerushalayim and written by his Brother in Lakewood R' Yisrael Aaron Kletzkin as he heard it from him.  written in Hebrew
to see story in English click HERE
(Printable download option on bottom of story)
יהי רצון שיהיו הדברים לתועלת ולהצלחת ישראל אהרן בן מאנצ'י
 סיפור המצבה שמסעיר את העולם החרדי

הקדמה: בימים אלו של ספירת העומר שבהם אנו מתאבלים על פטירת 24 אלף תלמידי רבי עקיבא שמתו על שלא נהגו כבוד זה בזה, סיבב הקב"ה ענין מופלא של השגחה פרטית שהחל לפני כחודש ימים וחוזר אחורה יובל שנים, ומסתיים בסוף טוב, שמוסר השכל בצידו. הסיפור המופלא דלהלן אירע זה עתה עם אחי הרב דוד קלצקין שליט"א, ראש הדגל של חברה קדישא חסידים בירושלים, ואני כותבו כפי ששמעתי ממנו:


Sunday Pesach Sheni 5778 April 29 Lakewood, NJ

Toy Sale at Toys For Thought
-Today Sunday at 1 pm Blue orange games will be at Toys for thought to show their new games for 2018. All blue orange games will be 20 per cent off for the day. Come see all the exciting new games and learn how to play them at the store with the largest game selection anywhere

-YTT Expo and Chinese auction "The Urban Experience" for women only at Lake terrace hall 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm.  over 75 exhibitors.

- Yeshiva Ohr Shraga Dinner at Tashbar hall Oak street
-Meoros Rochel Leah Girls school (Rav Avrohom Landau) annual dinner  at   Ateres Chana hall Bais faiga

Friday, April 27, 2018

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת אחרי מות-קדושים

Lakewood, NJ Friday, April 27, 2018 / י״ב אייר תשע״ח

-Candle lighting 7:29 pm
-Shkiah/Sunset 7:47 pm
-Shabbos Weather  Hi of 70 Partly sunny, and warmer

The מנהג the  הישיבה is to say  צדקתך צדק at  מנחה shabbos afternoon before  פסח שני which falls out on Sunday this year.
-Pirkei Avos: 3

וְשַׁבְתִּי אֶת שְׁבוּת עַמִּי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וּבָנוּ עָרִים נְשַׁמּוֹת וְיָשָׁבוּ וְנָטְעוּ כְרָמִים וְשָׁתוּ אֶת יֵינָם וְעָשׂוּ גַנּוֹת וְאָכְלוּ אֶת פְּרִיהֶם. וּנְטַעְתִּים עַל אַדְמָתָם, וְלֹא יִנָּתְשׁוּ עוֹד מֵעַל אַדְמָתָם אֲשֶׁר נָתַתִּי לָהֶם אָמַר ה׳ אֱלֹהֶיךָ 
                                                                        ( הפטרה פרשת אחרי מות־קדשים)  
Gut Shabbos!    

Why We Read The Haftorah of Achrei Mos and not Kedoshim

Ohr.edu Rabbi Yehuda Spitz
This Shabbos, for those of us in Chutz La’aretz,[1] something atypical will occur during davening. When it comes time for the haftarah, chances are that the actual reading will not be the previously scheduled haftarah listed in your Chumash, that of Kedoshim, but rather the haftarah listed for the previous parshah, Acharei Mos. In fact, as the reading commenced in the shul where I was davening last year, so did a concurrent dispute with the gabbai, with mispalleleim arguing that the Ba’al Koreh was reading the wrong haftarah!
But, to properly understand why the ‘wrong haftarah’ was, it turns out, quite properly read, some background is needed.

Haftarah History
According to the Abudraham and Tosafos Yom Tov, the haftaros were established when the wicked

Today: Yartzheit of Rav Yehuda Tzvi Steiner Brother of R' Shayla Kerestir buried in Staten Island

Today is the Yartzeit of the Brother of Reb Shayala of Kerestirer Rav Yehuda Tzvi ZTL, he is buried in Staten Island at The Baron Hirsch cemetery 2 minutes off the SI Expressway going to Brooklyn or coming back to Lakewood. It is said over that Reb Shayala appeared in a dream and told someone that you can go daven at my brothers kever in New York and will be helped just as if you came to me in Kerestir. The address for GPS is 1125 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314. Exit 7 off the SI expressway. The kever is  located on second street and avenue c in the Bais Hachaim a 5 minute walk from the entrance. Volunteers are on hand guiding the public to the tzion there is hot food and refreshments for those visiting.

Lakewood Boy Visits the Oval office

Pgoto Credit: @JakeTurx
Yesterday White house correspondents had a chance to bring their children to work among them was the son of Lakewood resident and Ami Magazine reporter Jake Turx. He asked the Press secretary "After President Trump makes America great again, what job will there be for future presidents?"

Erev Shabbos Traffic Advisory: Lane Closures on GSP North Bound Local Lanes

Two of the three northbound local lanes of the Garden State Parkway over Middletown-Lincroft Road in Middletown will be closed from 10 a.m. Friday, April 27th, through 5 a.m. Monday, April 30th, as permanent repairs are made to a bridge damaged in an accident in November.

The impact of this work on northbound Parkway traffic through the area could be severe, especially on Friday.  Motorists who plan to travel north through the area are advised to allow extra time and to consider alternate routes.

The bridge is located between exits 109 and 114 at milepost 112.1. Two steel beams beneath the bridge were severely damaged on Nov. 2, 2017, when they

Live Stream Video was off at Township Meeting Last Night


Technical issue or intentional? The live stream video of the Lakewood township committee meeting was off air last night during the meeting. It was turned on just as the meeting concluded at 8:08 pm. The new audience camera was working fine and live streamed but there was no sound on. The video uploaded on the township website here after the meeting only shows an empty municipal hall.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Video

Oif Simchas Lakewood April 26, 2018

                                                (ובמקוה טהר תדיח קלות רמות  (סליחות בה''ב יום חמישי

                             היום שבעה ועשרים יום שהם שלשה שבועות וששה ימים לעומר/בעומר

-Vort: Hachosson Dovid Halwani to Hakallah  bas R' Ronnie Cohen  @ 610 6th Street  8:00 pm -
11:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Zev Klang to Hakallah Bas R' Tuvie Freund at Ateres  Yeshaya hall 908 E. county Line rd, Lakewood  7:30pm
-Center Run Steakout New Central area parlor meeting at 2 Esther Court 7:00 pm Mincha 7:30 pm

Updated: Tragedy in Eretz Yisrael: Ten Teenagers R"L Victims of Flash Flood

                                  ......מי במים
YERUSHALAYIM - Hamodia   (ובמקוה טהר תדיח קלות  ורמות  (סליחות בה''ב יום חמישי

Ten youths from a paramilitary academy in Tel Aviv were killed and several went missing after being swept away in torrential floods Thursday afternoon during a hike in Nahal Tzafit, a riverbed in the Arava region, located east of the Dead Sea.

Thirteen other members of the group were found and retrieved by rescuers without harm. Two were lightly hurt. Magen David Adom and Zaka rescue services, along with police and IDF helicopters helped search for the missing students.

Hershy's Heimishe Bakery 14th Anniversary Sale

Two Day Sale Event Today & Friday April 26-27 get 50% off the Kokosh Cake at Grebow shopping center Route 9 6792 Us Highway 9, Howell, NJ 07731.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A Sefer Torah for Ahuva Malka Zirkin A"H

                                                          DONATE HERE
To our dear family and friends,
 Returning home from our dear Ahuva's levaya to sit Shiva is the hardest thing we have ever done. Raising our dear Ahuva Malka a"h and memories of her will stay in our hearts forever.
Her special smile and precious soul touched all that knew her.
Ahuva, we learned so much from you. You taught us to be happy, to appreciate life, and how to love and care. 
There were so many heartwarming experiences our family underwent through the challenges of raising Ahuva a”h. We ask the tzibor to join us in doing two very special things as a zchus for Ahuva;

‘Hug your children, put away your phones and listen to each child. Use every precious minute you have to love them.
Our Rav said that when a child is niftar the biggest zchus and nechama is for a sefer Torah to be written and dedicated lieulu nishmasa - we are asking everyone to unite and help us make this a reality. Please click on the link, every bit will help make this possible.


We can't tell you how much the outpouring of love and care in the last two days has meant to us. The outpouring of chessed and how much you care has helped us get through each day. Each act of chessed should be a zchus for our dear Ahuva … May her holy neshama stand as a melitzas yosher for her family and all of klal yisroel.

Elchanan & Zlaty Zirkin

Shiva Info

-Mishpachas Gelly getting up tomorrow morning sitting at 12 Omni Ct, Lakewood
Off Williams Street Maariv at 8:45 pm shachris Vasikin 5:45 & 7:45

-Mishpachas Zirkin sitting shiva for Hayalda Ahuva a'h at  1436 Bellinger Street (Albert area) Shacharis: 7:45 Mincha: 7:30 Maariv: 8:30 getting up Sunday Morning

-Mishpachas Grunhut sitting Shiva for their father Rav Simcha Bunim Grunhut z"l at 50 Cabinfield Circle getting up Sunday Morning

Cong. Bais Shabsi Approved to Build New Shul

The Planning board last night approved the Building of the new Bais Shabsi shul on Pawnee street in Lakewood.  The current shul at the Lakewood/Jackson border is servicing the surrounding neighborhoods and has outgrown it's current home. The new shul will have a simcha hall and 2 Mikvaos with 30 parking spaces.

Get Your Permit for Lag Baomer Bonfire

If you plan  on having a bonfire for Lag Baomer must have a permit from the Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office call them  at 732-370-7360. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

SSSS Food Truck Maiden Voyage in Lakewood

The SSSS & S Food Truck will be making its maiden voyage today. The truck will be located at the John F. Patrick sports complex parking lot on Vine street from 5:30pm-7:30 PM or while supplies last.
Photo credit: LNN

Jackson votes on Budgets Tonight

Tonight, both The Township and School Board of Jackson will be voting on yearly Budgets which will result in a slight tax increase.  There is also a proposal to add 19 security guards to the school district. The payment system for aid in Lieu transportation is expected to be $661k. The total school budget is $153.8 Million.
The council will also vote to appoint chaplains for the township.

Meet The Other Mayor of Lakewood

APP profiles R' Aaron Kotler’s vision how he reshaped a school and community.
  Lakewood beet Reporter Stacy Barchenger spent a Friday night meal at The Kotler home,  Conducted interviews with BMG Board members and other Lakewood power brokers about the man who runs BMG and credited for Lakewood's explosive growth yet "loathed for heralding what some see as out-of-control expansion beyond what township infrastructure can handle" .From advocating in Washington to widening rt 9 From camping under the northern lights in Norway or paying for a Talmids funeral, he sees himself as an advocate for the students of BMG and the Jewish community as a whole.

About the petition against the Cedarbridge mall  "They're seeing a gentrification of Lakewood, and that's of concern to them," Kotler said. "We're kind of leading the way in up-scaling Lakewood ... and weren't sensitive to that." 
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Read article at APP.com

LAKEWOOD — Four dire words had Rabbi Aaron Kotler scrambling up Capitol Hill in 2010.
The phrase, "who is not married," was tucked on page 14 of the 906-page tome of the the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. The words were a tiny parenthetical overlooked by many during the chaotic moment as Congress was passing health care reform.
The statement, though, had a profound meaning to Kotler, the president of Lakewood's Beth Medrash Govoha, the largest Orthodox Jewish yeshiva, or college, outside of Israel. Often called the Harvard University of Orthodox Jewish higher education, the 75-year-old school has about 6,700 students from around the world. Kotler is the third generation of his family to oversee the institution.
Kotler went to Washington with goals to get meetings and get those four words deleted.
“Try to buttonhole, same thing just as everyone else on Capitol Hill is doing," he recalled recently of his mad-dash to Congress. "The beauty of the legislative system is that people can do that."

As a noted college president, Kotler counts among his contacts former governors, legislators and prolific political donors. Kotler sees himself as an advocate for his students and the Jewish community as a whole.

In Lakewood, Kolter is a seen as a facilitator, a influential man who is loved for the growth the college has brought to the once-depressed Lakewood — and at the same time loathed for heralding what some see as out-of-control expansion beyond what township infrastructure can handle.

The 54-year-old husband and father of seven says he never sought such responsibility.

He is part of a family legacy that runs the Talmudic college, which has become a magnet for population and economic growth. Kotler's two-decade tenure at the helm has been marked by expansion. Lakewood is adding more homes faster than every other New Jersey town except Jersey City, and claimed the fastest-growing population last year. Orthodox Jews, many of who are drawn here by the college, account for 70 percent of the township's 100,000 residents, by official estimates.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Tonight in Lakewood


Agudah Workshop Maximize Funding for NJ Schools

Lakewood can see a $2.5 Million decrease in Transportation allowances, 
Governor Phil Murphy’s proposed budget which includes drastic cuts to funding for technology, nursing and transportation If approved by state legislators, the impact on yeshivos could be extremely significant, with Lakewood alone seeing a $2.5 million decrease in transportation allowances

It was a full house on Tuesday, April 17 th as more than 60 principals and administrators took part in a workshop hosted by Agudath Israel of America’s New Jersey office. The session focused on maximizing state funding available to nonpublic schools and ensuring that students receive all of the benefits they deserve. Held at the Agudah’s PCS office in Lakewood, New Jersey, the informative event covered a variety of funding sources including title and federal lunch programs, Chapter 192 and 193 nonpublic auxiliary services, and grants covering school security, nursing services, textbooks and technology.

BDE

BDE With great sorrow and pain we inform  of the petira of Hayalda Ahuva Zirkin a"h daughter of our chaver R' Elchonon and Zloty. The levaya will be 3:30 pm at 7th st chapel 613 Ramsey street Lakewood May we share besuros tovos.

Who Is Watching Your Baby?

In this weeks issue of Ami Magazine featured a article of two recent cases were private nurses harmed a baby they were hired to care for. In response Lakewood veteran Pediatrician DR. Reuven Shanik wrote a letter to his patients urging them to be vigilant and perform background checks when hiring a nurse or a Nanny even from a reliable agency. Letter was written on March, 29, 2018

We advise all families to use caution when hiring a private duty nurse for your children. It is imperative that you ensure the person you are bringing into your home to care for your children has had a background check. Do not assume an agency nurse has had a proper one.Ask for references. There have been several recent incidences of issues with these nurses. Even with references, it is recommend that you get a nanny cam". The nurse should be told that the camera is on at all times.
Dr. Shanik




Sunday, April 22, 2018

Protest at Israeli Consulate in NY This Past Friday

Video: On April 20, 2018. Thousands of anti-Zionist Jews from the Orthodox community held a demonstration in front of the Israeli Consulate in New York City. The purpose was to protest the existence of the State of Israel and to decry its persecution of all who speak up against it.

Oif Simchas/ Events Lakewood April 22, 2018

-Vort: Hachosson Avrohom Lercher to Hakallah Bas R' Yitzchok Penfil at Madison Manor 401 Madison avenune, Lakewood 7:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yanky Pines  To Hakallah Bas R' Chaim Katz at Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 E. County Line  
-Vort: Hachosson Moshe Einhorn to hakallah Feldheim at ateres Malka hall 140 Lehigh Avenue, Lakewood  7:00 pm 
-Vort: Hachoson to Hakallah Bas R' Sender Markowitz at 1 Endor Ln Lakewood, NJ 6-10 pm.

-Ohel Pessel Shiduch Meeting for Fathers and mothers of Bachurim and Girls in Shidduchim at Ohr Meir hall 30 5th street, Lakewood , NJ 9:00 pm Divrei Bracha from the Rosh Yeshiva Harav Dovid schustal shlita,Q&A by Rav Benzion Kokis, Mashgiach Beth Medrash Govoha, Rav Shloime Lewinstein and other  Shadchanim will be on hand.

-Parlor Meeting Center Run "Steakout at Tallymawr" 234 Benjamin Street Toms River, NJ 7:00pm

-Shloshim event for Mrs. Tamara Adams a'h at Pine River Village club house 38 Goldcrest Lakewood 7:00 pm Divrei Chizuk By Rav Doniel Neustadt Shllita

Friday, April 20, 2018

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

BDE

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

Visit Website for more Information UnitedRefuahhs.org

OUR VISION:
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.

OUR MISSION:
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
NEW YORK - Hamodia.com
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.

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.

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 Solomonfried@gmai.com, 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 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

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.

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

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.

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

Purchasing Beer after Pesach


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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

ALDI  
BJ’s
Costco (Minor Jewsh ownership)
CVS
K-Mart
Petco
Petsmart
Rite-Aid
Sam's Club (Owned by Walmart)
Shoprite  (see below)
Trader Joe’s 
Walgreens
Walmart  
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
Weather:
-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 Trippohippo.com or   Beentheredonethattrips.com  or Greatfrumtrips.com 
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.