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

Live Stream Lakewood BOE Meeting Inzelbuch threatens to resign and resume suing the District

A Packed meeting with parents complaining and grilling the BOE. The meeting got very rowdy and out of control. Board attorney says He will file a civil action if the state does not fund the district with a T&E Education or after school clubs and other extra curricular programs. His resignation will take affect May, 15 and he will resume suing the district 3 months after that when his contract is up. 

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.

Lakewood BOE Special Meeting today will Board Threaten to Resign?

The Lakewood Board of Education will meet for a special meeting today first in executive session followed by a public meeting. The confidential subject matter is not listed on the agenda but will be disclosed to the public as soon as the matters have been resolved. The public meeting will begin at 6:30 with the public session at 7:30 pm at the auditorium 855 Somerset avenue Lakewood, NJ
see full Agenda HERE

Last week a email sent out to the BOE members by the Board attorney ,said if the state will not kick in more funding to the district he will consider resigning and working for only a dollar a day. The board members also mentioned a similar threat a few month ago that they too will resign if the state does not fix the funding formula making sure the Lakewood school district  students receive a Thorough and Efficient education. The district is expected to face a 28 million dollar shortfall.

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 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


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

BOE Attorney Hints of Resignation?

Will Board Attorney Inzelbuch resign? The Lakewood BOE has scheduled a special meeting for this Monday April 30.
APP Lakewood Reporter Tweeted a email sent to the BOE members asking to accept the resignation so he can work on getting Lakewood students a Thorough and Efficient education. The attorney previously said he and the board will resign if the state does not kick in funding.

Tonight: Township Meeting Public Hearing on 2018 Budget

Lakewood Township committee meeting tonight 7:30 pm
Watch Live stream HERE Audience Camera HERE
- Public Hearing OF 2018 Municipal Budget 
-Street vacations, Private sale of land at East Kennedy Blvd
-See Agenda HERE or below

Audience camera now Live Streaming at Lakewood Township Meetings

You're on Camera! Lakewood Township began streaming live video feed of the audience who attend public meetings. Until now the camera only focused on the government officials.  Now there's another camera showing the public on attendance without the sound. It's surprising why this is being done those that are camera shy may be discouraged from participating in public meetings.

Lakewood Primary Elections Who to Vote for?

Time to Give up on Lakewood?

Lakewood residents are getting their absentee ballots now. But who is there to vote for? Should we continue allowing the corruption of the incumbents to ruin our quality of life and keep raising our taxes year after year? No candidates decided to run to oppose Menashe and Meir for whatever reason. I am writing this as a concerned citizen that believes we can still save Lakewood from all the problems.

Write in Louie Follman And Harold Herskowitz for the Republican candidates in the primary. They have both said they would run in the general election if the community wanted them to. This is our last chance to save our town and try to stop the insanity. 

Tell anyone you know that they should write in Louie Follman And Harold Herskowitz in the Place of Menashe miller and his running mate.

Get the word out and on voting day let's make sure we have a future in Lakewood. 
Concerned citizens of Lakewood

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. 

A slap to the נשים צדקניות

The Nashim Tzidkaniyos in Lakewood are hurt and insulted, and angry, yes they dont read the APP but thats not the point. Talking to the press is always dangerous one never knows what will be added or what will be left out. 
 What was said about Lakewood Kollel wives is a sad attempt to appease and pander to something or to portray them as educated sophisticated with degrees  as if thats the goal in life to pursue and only in that fashion.

It undermined the thousands of women not only in lakewood but in all frum communities who kill themselves day in day out putting themselves out there for their families. What about the ones who dont pursue a career, the morahs, the baby sitters, the ones who have office jobs the stay at home moms the geshikte ones and tho not geshikte ones.  To quote from the article "Most Orthodox women in our communities complete their (bachelor's degree) and many get a masters," "Since we get married younger than in society at large, we have an anomaly: women working while men are still in school. This balances out as the men enter the workforce." 
While there is an attempt to make it appear that most frum ladies get careers the article itself debunked it with data
 According to U.S. Census estimates, 28 percent of women living in Lakewood age 25 or older have a college degree. Statewide 44 percent of women have college diplomas.

to add insult to injury to show balance a statement from a women who left the

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

Mayor: Town Will Fix DEP Water Issue, Downplays Lakewood Growth

The DEP rejected the Lakewood master plan for failing to address adequate water supply but would reconsider if the town shows  there would be enough potable water for drinking, cooking and bathing. Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles told  the township and the company (NJ American water) would do just that. "Unfortunately, I'm upset with my professionals for sending in paperwork that wasn't complete," Coles told NJ Advance Media. "Our guys are working on it."

The mayor also downplayed the  projected growth of Lakewood. The very same growth excuse they used to ram the master plan through and approve density, now they are downplaying it to get a pass from the DEP. 

"The mayor rejected assertions that the proposed changes would double Lakewood's population, because growth was already spreading into neighboring communities. "A lot of people thought of Lakewood going to a quarter of a million people because the Orthodox community would only go to Lakewood," Coles said. "I don't believe it's realistic."

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.

Tonight: Lakewood Planning Board Meeting

Lakewood Planning Board meeting tonight April 24, 2018 @6:00 pm
Watch Live stream HERE 6-9pm
see full Agenda HERE or below
Per Correspondence
• SD 2208 Prospect Street Holdings, LLC – correction to existing approval termed
“major” subdivision where approved lots only constitute a “minor” subdivision

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." 
Read article at

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 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

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

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

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

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת תזריע-מצורע

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

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


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

מעדני הפרשה ערש"ק פר' תזו"מ

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

Russians Cross the Dardanelle

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

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

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Affordable Healthcare Sharing: United Refuah Helthshare

Visit Website for more Information

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

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

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

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

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

Yehi zichro baruch.

Traffic Light Installed at Pine and MLK

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

Judge Rules: Chabad Can Operate in Toms River Home

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Mir Bochurim Wait To Meet the RY for New Zman

LPD: Voluntary Security Camera Registration Initiative

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

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

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

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

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

Tonight: Lakewood BOE Meeting

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

Gas Prices in Lakewood Over $3 a Gallon

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

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

Seudah in Lakewood on Yartzheit of Reb Shayala Kerestir ztl

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

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

280 Slots for Pre-K in Lakewood

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

Oif Simchas Lakewood April 17, 2018

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

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

Tonight: Lakewood Community- wide Siyum for Daf Yomi

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

Candidates Running Unopposed in Lakewood Municipal Primary Election

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

Israeli Police Brutality Make International News

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

Monday, April 16, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood Rosh Chodesh Iyar April 16, 2018

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

Howell Planning Board Approves Affordable Housing Project

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

NWS: Flood Watch thunder Storms

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

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Tonight: Summer Zman Begins

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

Oif Simchas Lakewood Rosh Chodesh Iyar April 15, 2018

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

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

Power Outage Joe Parker Area, E County Line

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

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

Update on Ecoli Outbreak in Letttuce

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

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

Hachnosas Sifrei Torah Today Rosh Chodesh Iyar Lakewood

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

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

Chometz Sale Today

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Audio: The Beer Controversy of Pesach 2018

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

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

Friday, April 13, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Minyan that will lein Parshas Tazria- Metzora this Shabbos

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

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

Lakewood's New Kimpatorin Resort

La Isha. Located on Hope Chapel Road and Miller.

Heavy Presence of State Troopers around Lakewood

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

Birchas Ilanos Lakewood 5778

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

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

10 Reasons for Shlissel Challa on shabbos after Pesach see below

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

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood April 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lakewood Township Committee Meeting This Afternoon 4:00 PM

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

2018 Lakewood Municipal Budget 20 Million Surplus Anticipated

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

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

Lakewood Blue Claws Home Opener Today

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Planning Board Approves Application at Cedarbridge Traffic Study conducted Bein Hazmanim

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oif Simchas Lakewood April 11, 2018

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

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

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

An Interaction at the Bowling Alley with a Lakewood Family

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

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

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