Thursday, May 31, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood May 31, 2018

-Chasuna: Glancz - Bergstein Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chasuna: Mayer- Luria Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Hirth- Lipschutz Ateres Reva hall

Parlor Meeting for Lakewood East Bais Medrasgh Govoha of Eretz Yisrael at 407
Arlington with the Rosh Yeshiva HaRav Yaakov Lazer Schwartzman shlita

LNN: Photos & Videos Rav Moshe Sternbuch in BMG Lakewood

Photo and Video: Courtesy of LNN Lakewood News Network

Governor Murphy signs bill to reinstate ObamaCare individual mandate

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) on Wednesday signed a bill into law that will reinstate the Obamacare individual mandate as the state attempts to stabilize its health care markets The Hill reports.

The bill implements a statewide fee for New Jersey residents who don't obtain health insurance through their job, Medicaid, or another source, reports. The plan is similar to a provision of the Affordable Care Act that was repealed by the GOP tax law last year. New Jersey Democrats sent the bill to Murphy's office last month, making the state the first to reinstate the individual mandate after the Republican repeal of the federal provision.

Lakewood Kabolas Panim for Rav Sternbuch Today

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

HaRav Moshe Sternbuch Visits Lakewood with a personal Message from The Brisker Rosh yeshiva

The Raavad of The Eidah hacharedis of Yerushalayim  Harav Moshe Sternbuch Shlita who is currently in the US will come to Lakewood this afternoon. At 1:00 pm he will deliver a shiur in BMG in the sugyah of הוצאה followed by divrei Hisoirerus on current events. A Kabolas panim will take place at 2:00 pm on 9th street at Lexington avenue by Yeshivas Haramah. The Yeshiva is named after Harav M<oshe Schneider ztl from England were Rav Sternbuch learned as a talmid in his youth.

 Prior to leaving Eretz Yisrael he met with his Brother in Law Harav Dovid Soleveitchick Shlita R"Y of Brisk who implored  him to  speak out to American Jewry  and Lakewood in particular about the gezeiros in Eretz Yisrael. He asked him to speak to the Lakewood Roshei yeshiva and ask why in America there is utter silence. Hebrew transcript of the conversation Below

הגרמ"ד שליט"א: ר' משה תהפכו את העולם, תרעישו את העולם. תדברו עם ר' מלכיאל ועם הראשי ישיבות שם מדוע הם שותקים. ואני מבקש שבדרשה שלכם בליקווד לא תאמרו רק פלפולי תורה. תאמרו להם גם שיש גזירת שמד, תשאלו אותם מדוע אתם שותקים?  

הראב"ד שליט"א: שמע ישראל, יש לו שני פירושים, ביאור אחד, לשמוע, ועוד ביאור לקבל, הם צריכים לא רק לשמוע אלא גם לקבל.

הגרמ"ד שליט"א: אסור לשתוק. אנחנו חיים בגלות מרה מאוד, בגלות של יהודים.

Oif Simchas Lakewood May 30, 2018

-Chasuna: Britvan- Gordon Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: Sanders- Kohn Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Newhouse Brailofsky Lake Terrace hall

-Vort:  Hachosson Avromi Lowenthal to Hakallah Kreisburg from LA at 1139 Somerset Avenue Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm

Monthly Increase for NJ Family Care Premiums starting July 2018

There will be a Monthly increase for those who pay premiums for Jersey care effective July 1, 2018.  
Theses are the new premium amounts

$43.00 premium will increase to $44.50
$86.00 will increase to $90.00
$144.50 will increase to $151.50

BOE Meeting Today- Approval for more Legal fees, explaining $28 Million Loan

Lakewood BOE Public meeting today 6:30 pm see full Agenda HERE
Spending items for approval:

-How is the $28 Million dollar loan being spent?
-Adjustment for Increase in Health Care Costs $1,915,006
-Close to $3 Million Yearly contract to Sodexo Plus an additional
General Support Services Allowance. $180,118.00 and another Management fee  $186,947.00

-Motion to approve Robert S. Finger, Consultant Services for Negotiations, effective July
  1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, at a rate of $125.00 per hour.

- Motion to approve Hillary A. Fraenkel, Esq. of Clausen Miller, P.C., for the remainder of
2017-2018 SY and for the 2018-2019 SY, at the following rates: $250/hour for partners,
$225/hour for associates, $95/hour for law clerks and paralegals.

Request to renew the contract with Café Clifton to supply Pre-K Kosher Vended Meals for

Videos shown at Laast Night's Agudah Dinner in NYC

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood May 29, 2018

       Rocket fire from Gaza at the Southern border of eretz Yisrael
אחינו כל בית ישראל הנתונים בצרה ובשביה, העומדים בין בים ובין ביבשה, המקום ירחם עליהם ויוציאם מצרה לרווחה, מאפלה לאורה ומשיעבוד לגאולה׳                                                             ׳

-Chasuna: Goldring- Kotler Bas Harav Malkiel Shlita Lake Terrace hall Kabolas   Panim 5:00 pm Simchas Chosson V'kallh 9:45 pm

-Chasuna: Kasnett- Guttman Neemas Hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Brody- Gorellick Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
 -Agudah Dinner- NYC

Vivaser Lanu Besoros Tovos

Mazel Tov from Vivaser Simchas Lakewood

Monday, May 28, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood May 28, 2018

Traveling to NY? leave early before Memorial day traffic builds up
-Chasuna: Oustatcher- Marder Nemas hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Weider- Bodek Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Sochaczewski - Scheinerman Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

-Vort: Hachosson Shaya Isaac to Hakallah Blimi Folman Bas R' Tzvi at the   Willow Court Shul 1445 14th street Lakewood, NJ  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
-Vort: of  Hachosson Yehuda Jacobovitz to Hakallah  Racheli Lind at R'   Gissenger's shul 175 Sunset Rd 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Avromi Sachs to Hakalla Zemel at Ateres Yeshaya Simcha   Hall- 908 E. County Line Rd 7:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Meir Heiman to Hakalla Kaplan at the Gratted Building 100     Park Avenue, Lakewood

RCCS Parlor Meeting at Westgate Simcha hall

Harav Moshe Sternbuch Shlita will Visit Lakewood this Thursday

The Raavad of the Eidah Hachareidis Harav Moshe Sternbuch shlita will visit Lakewood during his trip to the US. The Rav is  coming to attend the Satmar Kinus gathering taking place this Sunday at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island. The rav will come to  Lakewood this coming Thursday May, 31. 
He will visit various yeshivos and mosdos in town. The highlight will be a kinus chizuk for all, at the yeshiva Beren hall of BMG first he will say a shiur followed by divrei chizuk. He will partake in a sudas sheva Brachos for the daughter of the Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva Harav Malkiel Kotler shlita who is getting married on Tuesday. For Shabbos, he will be in Monsey, NY and on Sunday he will headline the large Kinus organized by The Satmar Renbbe Reb Aaron Teitelbaum.

Photos: At the Lakewood, NJ Annual Memorial Day Parade 2018

 Photos courtesy of LPD Facebook page

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood May 27, 2018

-Chasuna: Taplin - Friedman Bais Yaakov Hall 277 James st Lakewood, NJ
-Vort: Hachosson Yisrael meir Shochatovitz to Hakallah Bracha Weinberger Bas R' Yaakov at Ohr Tuvia 969 East End 7:00pm-10:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Eli Friedman to Hakallah Bas R' Yitzchok Deutsch at 8 Renee Court 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

-Bnos Orchos Chaim dinner at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga 6:45 pm

Video at a Hachnosas Sefer Torah in Lakewood

LNN Video: Rav Mattisyahu Solomon Shlita at a Hachnosas Sefer Torah at the Lakeview shul today

Dedication of the Joseph and Faye Tennenbaum Student Residence at BMG

This afternoon a dedication took place at the former Fox Hotel/Solomon suits dormitory of BMG on 810 Madison Avenue. The building was rededicated to the Joseph and Faye Tenenbaum Student residence, the Tenenbaums were long time supporters of the yeshiva. The original Yeshiva apartments on Forest avenue was dedicated by them. The Roshei Chaburah were invited to join in the dedication with  music and dancing in front of the dorm on rt 9 followed by a Lunch meal. The Lakewood Rosh yeshiva Harav Yeruchem Olshin Shlita was present during the event.

Lakewood Township Memorial Day parade

Rebbetzin Pessiah Weiss a'h

Hamodia- Rebbetzin Pesiah Weiss, a”h, eishes chaver of, ybl”c, Hagaon Harav Osher Weiss, shlita, Rav of Darkei Torah in Yerushalayim and noted posek, passed away Sunday in America, at the age of 61. 
Levaya is today at TAG high school in Far Rockaway at 1pm

Rebbetzin Weiss had been in America for the last while with, lhbch”l, her husband and son. Overnight her condition took a drastic turn for the worse and she passed away Sunday morning. The levayah will come to Eretz Yisrael, where she is to be buried in Yerushalayim.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Card Cash Company Creates Giant American Flag from Used Gift Cards for Memorial Day

In honor of Memorial Day, CardCash, based in Lakewood the largest gift card exchange in the world, put their used gift cards to work in a giant American Flag made completely out of gift cards. The cards are arranged in a collage format and form the flag using the actual gift card designs and colors. See Video below

CardCash’s employees worked for a week on the flag, sorting through their massive stockpile of used gift cards for red white and blue cards. “The biggest challenge has definitely been finding the right cards for this project within our extensive card collection,” said Steven Weldler, VP of Marketing for CardCash. “However, this has been one of

Bill to outlaw Underage Marriage Pulled at Last Minute, Due to Religious Objection

Sefardim and Chasidim could breath a sigh of relief, for now.
A last-minute religious objection derailed the final passage of a bill Thursday that would have outlawed teenagers under 18 from getting married in New Jersey 
See HERE The bill was passed recently by the NJ Judiciary committee reports State Assemblyman Gary Schaer, D-Passaic, told NJ Advance Media he had been approached by members of the orthodox Jewish community requesting the legislation allow for religious exceptions. Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, D-Middlesex, agreed to pull the bill from the voting session's agenda at Schaer's request, scuttling the bipartisan measure's almost-certain passage. 

The bill passed both houses of the Legislature in 2017, only to be conditionally vetoed by then-Gov. Chris Christie, citing the same concerns Schaer raised Thursday. Christie, a Republican, said he would sign the bill if it were rewritten to give a judge discretion to approve a marriage license for a 16 or 17 years old.
If the bill is signed into law, New Jersey would be the first state to remove all exemptions permitting child marriages.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת נשא

Friday, May 25, 2018 / י״א סיון תשע״ח Lakewood, New Jersey

-Candle lighting: 7:56 pm
-Shkia/sunset: 8:14 pm
-Shabbos weather: Scattered thunderstorms in the morning becoming more   widespread in the afternoon. High 87F and Humid  Chance of rain 90%. 

-Welcome home Yeshiva Bochurim for off shabbos
-Heavy traffic GSP south Memorial day weekend if stuck call chaveirim

יְבָרֶכְךָ ה' וְיִשְׁמְרֶךָ. יָאֵר ה' פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ וִיחֻנֶּךָּ. יִשָּׂא ה' פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ וְיָשֵׂם לְךָ שָׁלוֹם. וְשָׂמוּ אֶת שְׁמִי עַל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וַאֲנִי אֲבָרֲכֵם. (פרשת נשא).                                                          שבת שלום, 

27 Yiddin in IDF Military Prisons

As we head into Shabbos Parshas Naso, 26 bochurim and kollel yungerleit and 1 FRUM girl are incarcerated in military prison. Everyone listed below went to register for a deferral. They were denied a deferral and were subsequently arrested.

NYU Hospital Will Accomodate Satmar Bikur Cholim

After Satmar Bikur Cholim was suddenly barred from patients’ rooms at NYU, Leaders of Williamsburg Hatzalah, “Chesed”, “Mekimi”, and representatives of Satmar Kehilla met this morning with NYU Hospital top officials. NYU reassured their full commitment to serve the community and will continue to accommodate Bikur Cholim activities in accordance with the Hospital policies. The community greatly appreciates the NYULangone leadership for their understanding and cooperation.

No Need to Go to the Country

BOE Vacancy after Member Resigns to Protest State Loan

A Lakewood Board Of Education member resigned, to protest that States lack of funding to the district after he initially voted to accept a loan that he now claims can not be repaid. In a Letter below (courtesy of APP)  Mr. Heriberto Rodriguez said  "We all know that (the) State is fully aware that we cannot repay this loan,I am a man of integrity and I strongly feel that I am misleading the students, faculty and community in saying, 'everything is ok' full well knowing, that it is not. The state does not have the best intentions he said.
 On the Lakewood School district website  it lists a vacancy notice to apply for the BOE.  Deadline of 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018.  see letter below

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Viral Video: Dentist from Passaic Shows Magic Tricks

Dr. Eyal Simchi, a Frum Jewish dentist for Riverfront Pediatric Dentistry in Elmwood Park,  New Jersey has found Internet fame - for his magic tricks.
Simchi specializes in pediatric dentistry, and has developed all sorts of ways to comfort his often nervous patients. One video of his tricks on a young boy has been watched more than 15 million times on Facebook and another 10 million times on Twitter.
In the video posted last week, Simchi uses thumb lights to amaze the small boy by pretending to pull lights out of his ears and nose. The little boy stands in rapt awe and amazement. Jpost
Dr. Simchi told VIN News “Motzei Shavuos I turned on my phone and there were notifications from all over,  don’t really know how it happened.”

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood May 23, 2018

-Vort: Hachosson Dov Bodek  to Hakallah Razy Daum Bas R' Pesach Eli  @ Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 East County Line Rd Lakewood, NJ 8:00 pm
-Chasuna: Berman- Storch at  Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Landman- Waidenbaum Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: Rajchenbach- Begal Ne'emas Hachaim hall

Gas tax in NJ Likely to Go Up Again by 3 cents

The 23 Cents Gas  Tax in NJ may get a tax hike again this Fall, according to this report. An increase in New Jersey’s gas tax this fall looks increasingly likely, as collections have fallen behind expectations. “I’m going to say about 3 cents, maybe. It’s a really rough, off the top of my head estimate,” Frank Haines, the Office of Legislative Services budget and finance officer, said Monday at an Assembly Budget Committee hearing. 
When the nearly 23 cent per gallon increase was approved in 2016, it was done so through a formula that guarantees the state a predictable level of revenue -- $1.16 billion, on top of the existing gas tax collections that already existed at the time. Read more at NJ101.5

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood Isru Chag Shavuos 5778

Chasuna: Cohen- Durst Ateres Chana hall Bais faiga
Chasuna: Jaffe- Scheinberg  Lake Terrace hall
Chasuna: Weintraub- Schreiber Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Schwartz- Lobel @ Ateres Reva hall
Chasuna: Farber- Ganz  at Neemas Hachaim Hall

The "Brightstone" New Chasuna Hall in Passaic

On Lag Baomer "The Brightstone" hall opened up in Passaic, NJ serving as a Chasuna wedding hall for the Central Jersey area.
 From its website: BrightStone Hall's distinctive design, convenient location and gourmet menu by the renowned Executive Chef Binyamin Itzkowitz make it the perfect choice for your wedding. Elegance and gracious, the perfect place to celebrate your unforgettable day. BrightStone Hall offers plenty of on-site parking for the convenience of your guests. Conveniently located near all major highways, BrightStone Hall is the perfect Wedding Hall. The address is 201 Randolph Street Passaic, NJ 07055. From Lakewood its a little over an hour,  8 minutes off the GSP Exit 153a.

איין הארץ איין שטימע The Voice of Lakewood adds Yiddish section

In an effort to reach out to ALL of Lakewood, The Voice of lakewood weekly added a section in yiddish for residents of Lakewoods new chasidishe communities. It features pictures of weekly news of the chasidishe rebbes and courts, an interview with new residents in belz and Satmar of their transition from Brooklyn to Lakewood, how Living in Lakewood is calming relaxing and spacious. TVOL wrote It is an honor for us to expand our magazine with a new Yiddish section, which will provide relevant material for our readers in lakewood's chasidishe communities. We are proud to e the Voice of ALL of Lakewood. 

The Lakewood weekly newspaper also has a yiddish section, and in Lakewood  there is no shortage of Yiddish language newspapers and magazines at the news stands. The NPGS at seagull square sells yiddish newspapers too. Its only a matter of time for a full yiddish newspaper geared to the chasiddish olam in lakewood

Monday, May 21, 2018


Matzav- Levaya will be (approx) 11am at Alumni Bais medrash 9th and Madison,  kevurah in Lakewood.
It is with great sadness that reports the passing of Rav Gavriel Finkel zt”l of Lakewood, NJ. Rav Finkel passed away Friday night, Erev Shavuos.

A son of Rabbi and Mrs. Yehoshua Matisyahu Finkel, Rav Finkel was one of the preeminent poskim in Lakewood, NJ, where he was renowned for his yedios haTorah and, in particular, his expertise in halacha. Yidden the world over consulted with Rav Finkel on shailos in Choshen Mishpat and other areas.

Friday, May 18, 2018

ערב שבועות פרשת במדבר Lakewood 5778

כד יתבין ישראל ועסקין בשמחת התורה, קודשא בריך הוא אומר לפמליא דיליה חזו בני חביבי דמשכחין לצערא דילהון ועסקין בחדוותא דילי

Friday, May 18, 2018 / ד׳ סיון תשע״ח
-Candle lighting 7:50 pm
-Shkia 8:08 pm
-תשע שעות shabbos day 4:31 pm

-Weather Shabbos rainy 67, First night YT rain 65 Sunday high of 85 and thunderstorms, Monday dry high of 75.
Over Yom Tov many will be walking across town eating out by family and friends or walking to learn with a chavrusah or visit a friend. Yechidim living along the heavily walked roads have put out cold water and drinks on their front lawns for the Tzibbur to enjoy. Dark areas near walking paths will be lit up  up for those going to learn shavuos night. There will also be extra security over the 3 days of  yom Tov Lakewood Chaveirim put up lighting at the Eastern pedestrian bridge over Lake Carasaljo between  N. Lake and S. Lake drives.

-BMG: Shavuos night learning in all botei medrashim first day Yom Tov Roshei Yeshiva will deliver shiurim after 7:45 pm mincha.  Rav Malkiel shlita in Bais Aaron, RavYisrael Shlita in Bais Shmuel, Rav Dovid Shlita in Yoshon/Bendheim
Neeilas hachag 2nd day YT with Rav Yeruchomslita Shlita following 7:00 pm Mincha in Beren hall dining room.

Video: Shavuos Explained

Lakewood neighbors: You may have noticed florists and bakeries like Gelbsteins in Lakewood have been extra busy this week. Baker Fagie Goldner told us about the tasty traditions that have been keeping her team especially busy with some 200 cheescakes and other delectable confections! We produced this little video to explain Shavuot traditions

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Erev Shavuos 5778 Song and Dance With Rabbi Wachsman at the Shtiebel in Cedarhurst

Flowers for Shavuos in Lakewood

(Remember to buy Yizkor Lecht if needed, Yaknehaz havdala candle)
-Pearl Blau learning center erev Shavuos Flowers at BMG botei  medrashim,  NPGS, Feldman's grocery,  Mikva 11th and Madison
-Flowers at 6520 Route 9 next to capital seforim
- Paradise gardens Flowers Corner Clifton and 4th 
-Flower tent at 10th and Madison apposite Aisle 9
-Shop Rite Howell
-Set your table 916 River avenue
-Purple petals 7326689635
-Golden Rose flowers at Rishon center 1st and Lexington
-The Floristry 732-503-2327
-Gourmet Glatt
-Florist at Super Stop 1161 River Avenue
-Flowery at Four Corner bagles Sqaunkum and County line
-Blossoms Floral Bar at Evergren
-Flower tent at 10th and Madison apposite Aisle 9
-Shop Rite Howell
-Fauxever floral 732-994-7000
-FlowerSpot at Shloimys kosher world Clifton @ Kennedy

Asifas Chizuk for Bnei Torah Tonight in Lakewood

There will be an Asifas Chizuk this evening ahead of Kabbolas haTorah tonight in Lakewood in Bais Faiga hall. Speakers at the event are Harav Malkiel Kotler shlita, Harav Shlomo Feivel Schustal shlita, Harav Dovid Bresslauer shlita, of South Fallsburg, Harav Yitzchok Sorotzkin shlita. It will start at 8:45 pm at Ateres Chana hall.

Thousands of Guests coming to Lakewood and surrounding area for Shavuos

The City of Torah will be host to thousands of guests for the upcoming Yom Tov. Parents, in-laws and extended family will spend the Yom Tov of Shavuos in Lakewood. Most families stay home for shavuos and dont leave town as they do for Pesach and Sukkos.
 In previous years everything was centered around the Yeshiva  from learning shavuos night to shiurim and shmuessen by the Roshei Yeshiva and mashgichim. As the town spread out far and wide and people moved to neighboring towns, the demographics have changed.

The local shuls in developments and other areas now provide full shavuos learning programs for all ages throughout yom tov.

Since this year is a 3 day yom tov, with shabbos, many people will be walking across town to eat meals at relatives and friends. The weather wont be that hot but expect rain and thunderstorms on shabbos and the second day of Shavuos. Sunday will be mostly clear a high of 81 with spotty showers. Lakewood organizations and township will supply lighting and security around town for shavuos night.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

United States Secretary of Education Betsy Devos Visits Yeshiva Darchei Torah

United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos tours Queens Yeshiva Darchei Torah Boys School after visiting a Manhattan high school for girls yesterday. The NYT  reports  the visits culminated months of planning by Agudath Israel of America.

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood May 16, 2018

              היום שבעה וארבעים יום שהם ששה שבועות וחמשה ימים לעומר/בעומר

-Yeshiva Bais Reuven Kaminetz Dinner at Ateres Reva hall
-Lev L'achim annual Lakewood Asifa at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga Divrei Psicha Harav Malkiel  Kotler Shlita  Divrei Chizuk by HaRav Binyomin Finkel Shlita of Mr Yeshiva Yerushalayim, Maariv 9:45 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Berish Rubin to Hakallah Malki Briezel Bas R' Yitzchok at Bnos Bracha Hall 1665 Corporate Rd W 7:30 pm Lakewood, NJ

Watch Live: Levaya of Mattersdorfer Rav in Eretz Yisrael

Shivti Limud For Shavuos Night Learning

This deluxe Berkowitz Family Yomtov Edition discusses the concept of Mushba Ve'Omed Me'Har Sinai - the idea that at Matan Torah, all Jews of every generation were sworn to uphold all the commandments of the Torah. We will discuss the various opinions of the rishonim as to the source of this promise in Chumash. Also explores the essence of this promise and how it is halachically binding. To Order Click HERE

Photos, Lakewood Happenings May, 16

Lakewood Rosh yeshiva Harav Yeruchom Olshin shlita visits Toronto  credit: @YidishNews

New Volume Published of Sefer ירח למועדים on Shavuos

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Oif Simchas Events Lakewood May, 15 2018

-Vort: Hachosson Moshe Tzvi Paperman to Hakalla Alstater at Ohr Tuvia simcha hall 969 East End 7:00 pm 
-Parlor Meeting Bensalem Community Kollel Westgate 22 Kletzk Hill 8:00-10:00 pm Lakewood

-JCCSG Evening of support Crohn's disease at Lakewood Bikur Cholim, 93 Prospect  St, Lakewood, NJ  7:30 pm.

-Satmar Rebbe Rosh Chodesh Tish at Tiferes Bais Yaakob 613 Oak Street

-Pre Shavuos  Shiur for Women from 8-8:30 in the upstairs shul Prospect Square By Rabbi Dovid Katzenstein

Power Outages across Lakewood as Storm hits

Power outages across Lakewood as powerful Rain storm hits Trees toppled.  To report an outage Call 1-888-544-4877 JCPL estimated restoration 10:00pm

Severe Storms and Rain across NJ This week through Shavuos

Scattered severe thunderstorms could bring damaging wind gusts Tuesday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service. Flash flooding with rainfall amounts between a half-an-inch to an inch is possible. Thunderstorms are expected to develop to the north and west and
spread southeastward into the area Tuesday late afternoon and night.
Some of these storms may be severe, with strong winds, large hail and
flash flooding the primary risks.

Numerous rounds of showers and storms are expected to continue
through the end of the week and into next weekend. Heavy rainfall is
possible during this period, with concerns for flooding increasing
during this time. Stay tuned to the latest forecasts.

Satmar Rebbe Coming to Lakewood For Seudas Rosh Chodesh

The Satmar Rebbe rav Zalman Leib Shlits will come to lakewood to partake in a Seudas rosh Chodesh for the New Yishuv at the Rockwell community

Tonight: The Jewish Crohn’s & Colitis Support Group Lakewood Symposium

Navigating Shidduchim and IBD. The Jewish Crohn’s & Colitis Support Group (JCCSG Inc.) In conjunction with the Lev Rochel Bikur Cholim of Lakewood- are pleased to invite you to an informative and insightful Education Symposium & Support Event for Patients, Husbands, wives, parents, and caregivers of people suffering from Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

The event will take place Tuesday, פרשת במדבר, May 15, 2018, 7:30pm promptly, At the headquarters of the Lev Rochel Bikur Cholim of Lakewood, 93 Prospect Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701, Parking available in adjacent parking lot.

Featuring: Navigating Shidduchim and IBD. Introductory Words By Rabbi Simcha Bunim Cohen Shlita Rav K’hal Ateres Yeshaya, Lakewood

Photo: Resolution Celebrating Israel's Anniversary

Gov Murphy of New Jersey  signing a Resolution celebrating Israel’s 70th Anniversary with Ambassador Danny Dayan. In Attendance Rabbi kotler .

BD”E: Mattersdorfer Rav, Harav Simcha Bunim Ehrenfeld, Zt”l By Hamodia Staff Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 4:27 am | א' סיון תשע"ח

Harav Simcha Bunim Ehrenfeld, zt”l.
Early Tuesday morning Klal Yisrael was saddened to learn of the petirah of the Mattersdorfer Rav, Harav Simcha Bunim Ehrenfeld, zt”l, Chaver Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah and Rosh Yeshivah, Yeshivas Chasan Sofer in Boro Park.

The Rav was hospitalized last month in very serious condition. Tefillos for his refuah were held across the Torah world. But alas, the gezeirah was sealed and the Rav was niftar overnight Rosh Chodesh Sivan.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Parlor Meetings Lakewood Rosh Chodesh Sivan 5778

                היום חמשה וארבעים יום שהם ששה שבועות ושלשה ימים לעומר/בעומר
Bensalem Kolell and outreach Center Parlor Meetings 
-Rain Tree 8:15 pm -10:15 pm  1235 Del Mar Rd
-Brook hill at Shemen Lemincha  9:15-11:30 
-Prospect Square 15 Lewin from 7:30-10:30
-Westgate 22 Kletzk 8-10 Tues

-RCCS parlor meeting 10 Maryland Brookwood 8:00-11:00

-Sterling Place Parlor Meeting for a Almana  57 Reena (Sterling place)
-Lev Lachim 20 Arosa Hill  9:00 Bhishtatfus Harav Binyomin Finkel Shlita

Shavuos Shopping in Lakewood

Seasons in store Meat sales, 20 oz salmon Gefilte Raskins $5.99
 Gourmet Glatt Shavuos Blow out sales brick of Haolam Cheese $10.99 Dozen XL eggs .99 cents limit 6  Chuck eye roast $6.69 lb. Flaums pickles family pack $2.89

Shloimys Kosher World  Bodek 24 oz Romaine $6.99, NK shredded Cheese 2 LB $7.99 dozen xl eggs .99 no limit! Fresh salmon 9.99 lb Minute Roast 5.99 lb! First cut corned beef 7.99 lb
Farm Fresh Givat Cream Cheese $2.29 Kleins ice cream 5.99 open 24 hours

NPGS Salmon Fillet Family pak $9.48/lb Flaums Pickels family pack $3.49 Tasters choice 7oz  Coffee Glass $5.99

Evergreen Kosher Sour Cream $1.79, Farmer cheese $4.79 Cheese Blintzes $3.49, Blossoms Floral Bar for Shavuos, free 9'' Cheese cake with $250 purchase, case of tradition soup $6.99

FoodEx specials j&j Cream Cheese $3.49 Kleins delight ice ream $6.99

Kosher West Cream Cheese $2.89 Farmer cheese $3.99 Kineret whip topping 1.99,  20 0z cheese cake $7.99

Kosher Village Mehadrin 12 pk Chocolate Leben $9.49, 1 lb Farmer cheese $4.79

Aisle 9 Fresh Salmon Fillet $9.99  French Roast $8.99

Yankels Super Market 2lb shredded cheese $7.99,  Graham Cracker pie crust .99

Yom Kippur Koton Minyanim Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan Lakewood

תפילת השל"ה Tefilas Hashla HERE Today!

 Minyanim for Yom Kippur Katan around Lakewood:
Kol Shimshon
Somerset Walk 1:25 and 7:00
Lev Avos today 1:20pm Ezras Nashim will be open
Alumnai 1:45 pm
B"M kelmwoods Westgate 2:45 pm
 Chateau 6:30 pm
Satmar every hour bottom of the hour

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood Sunday May 12, 2018

-Hachnosas Sefer Torah Yeshiva Sharei Shmuel Rav Gellerman  Kesivas Oisiyois from 1:30-4:30 at 413 Bergen Ave Dancing at 6:00 to the Yeshiva at 511 Ocean Avenue Rt 88 Seuda 7:30 in the Yeshiva

-Vort: Hachosson Mordy Landau to Hakallah Esti Frankel at 107 Magnolia Drive 7:30 pm

-Vort: Hachosson Yaakov Moerman to Chayala Brukman bas R' Michoel at Ohel Simcha 295 Park   Avenue Long Branch, NJ 6:30 pm

-Parlor Meeting Yeshiva Nezer Hatorah Rav Bruss, 44 Lisa Court 7:30 pm

-Tehias Chaya Sara  Anniversary Dinner at  auditorium 1115 Cross Street 6:30 -

-Mesivta of Eatontown Dinner  Eagle Ridge Golf Club 2 Augusta Blvd Lakewood NJ 6:45 pm

-Yeshiva Chayei Olam Reception 18 Jule Court 8:00 pm

-Night out for Woman by ladies auxiliary of Yeshiva Karlin Stolin Tefilas Hashla Btzibur, "A Taste of Shavuos" at Lake terrace hall 7:45 pm $25 admission.

-Pre Shavuos cooking demo at Gourmet Glatt 8:30 pm

-Yad Rochel Walkathon

Tonight: Pre Shavuos Cooking Demo at Gourmet Glatt

Saturday, May 12, 2018

A Powerful Speech at a Bris in Lakewood

from an Email sent out to friends of Renewal saving lives through kidney donation.
Special Bris Today May 11, 2018 - 26 Iyar, 5778
Dear Friend of Renewal,

This morning there was a bris (the ceremony of circumcision.) in Lakewood, NJ where the father shared the following words:

"I stand here at the bris of our son Yishai with a trembling heart. I still, am trying to wrap my head around what happened this past week.  So that all of you can understand what I am talking about let's rewind a bit.

At 6 months of pregnancy the doctors discover that both kidneys were inflamed. We davened that the doctors should be wrong. Month 7, more scans. - we start hearing all sorts of scary words - Blockage. Inflammation.  bilateral hydronephrosis posterior urethral valves. Down Syndrome. All scared, we started begging Hashem for a miracle.  Month 8 turns into 9 and all scans confirm what the original diagnosis was.

Watch Live Oorahthon Auction 2018

                                                                   Donate HERE
Tune in now for a full program of great speakers, discussions, guests, and entertainment
Featuring the world famous Pumpidisa Band!
Or just stop by at 1805 Swarthmore Ave Lakewood, and enjoy the live music and hot buffet.

Video: Mesivta of Eatontown Dinner This Sunday

Sunday May, 13 at The Eagle Ridge Golf Club Lakewood, NJ

Friday, May 11, 2018

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת בהר-בחקתי שבת מברכים חודש סיון שבת חזק

                היום אחד וארבעים יום שהם חמשה שבועות וששה ימים לעומר/בעומר
"Oib Mir Vill Shatzen Op A Yid Darf Min zen vu er halt noch er geit durch a toichecho" (Vort From Rav Moshe Feinstein see below):

Lakewood, NJ Friday, May 11, 2018 / כ״ו אייר תשע״ח
-Candle lighting: 7:43 pm
-Shkia/sunset: 8:01 pm

-Rosh Chodesh Sivan is on Tuesday May 15th
-Molad is Tuesday morning 5:21am+6 chalakim
-Weather hi of 77 Partial sunshine with a afternoon Thunderstorm 

אִם בְּחֻקֹּתַי תֵּלֵכוּ...וְנָתַתִּי שָׁלוֹם בָּאָרֶץ וּשְכַבְתֶּם וְאֵין מַחֲרִיד...וְחֶרֶב לֹא תַעֲבֹר בְּאַרְצְכֶם. וּרְדַפְתֶּם אֶת אֹיְבֵיכֶם וְנָפְלוּ לִפְנֵיכֶם לֶחָרֶב. וּפָנִיתִי אֲלֵיכֶם וְהִפְרֵיתִי אֶתְכֶם וְהִרבֵּיתי אֶתכֶם...וָאוֹלֵךְ אֶתכֶם קוֹמְמִיּוּת

Reb Moishe Feinsteins Vort On Parshas Bechokoisai (Toras Abba)
 Last year an older man came to speak in the shul i daven in He said shortly after the war he saw a sign that Reb Moishe was speaking in  a shul on the Lower East Side Of New

Did you Get Your Pop Corn?

Delivered to Lakewood residents this week ,by Lakewood courier, is a bag of microwave popcorn along with the voice magazine. It's a promotion for Oorah Org on the upcoming Oorahthon auction this motzei shabbos.
 It’ll be a night of discussions and inspiration, music and entertainment, and of course, the drawing of over $300,000 worth of Oorah Auction prizes! The night will start with Fiveish hour, hosted by Fiveish himself! Kids can speak to their very favorite character and answer his questions to win cool Fiveish stuff!

Next up is a commemorative tribute on Rabbi Meir Zlotowitz a”h, featuring speakers Rabbi Nosson Scherman, Rabbi Shimon Finkelman, Rabbi Paysach Krohn, Rabbi Yechiel Spero, Rabbi David Ashear, and Rabbi Yisroel Besser. Get inspired from this great lineup who will be sharing how Rabbi Zlotowitz and Artscroll affected our kiruv  individuals and the world at large.

The hot topic of the night is about the pressure to have, when enough is enough. Tune in for lots of opinions and heated discussions. Submit your questions on how to set and keep your own standards in a materialistic world. 

Kids Should Not have to be Kept Busy on Friday

Lately there are programs and camps geared for boys keeping them busy on Fridays in the summer months. The Friday schedule in Lakewood for boys and girls is a very short day. Girls are going to school for just about 2 hours on Friday. In some cases the buses dont get there before 9:40 and at 11:15 they are getting dismissed! Yes busing is an issue, but its not fair for the kids and for the parents who now have to shorten their Friday workday even more. Boys should not have to be bored and kept busy because they are home at 12:30 pm on a long summer Friday.

 The overall Friday schedule in Lakewood should be changed. The town schedule can no longer be dictated by playgroup moros schedules or busing.
 In Brooklyn, schools end on Friday during the winter at 1 o'clock. Lakewood is not a young town with couples leaving to NY on Erev shabbos. Most businesses finish Friday work day at 1:30- 2:00 pm on Friday's. Even the Yeshiva first seder is cut short on Friday because of the playgroup schedule.

Now that the Busing is no longer controlled by the BOE the schools and town leaders can focus on making Lakewood a 1:00 pm Friday instead of 11:30. Perhaps a solution is to Stagger dismissal times have the girls dismissal at 12:30 pm or 1:00 and boys dismissal at 1:30 or 2:00 pm.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood Mar 10, 2018

-Chasuna: Blech- Pecker at Lake Terrace hall Lakewood
-Chasuna: Gornish- Engelson Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Vort: Hachosson Ahron Yeshaya Beer to Hakalah Rochel Fisher Bas R' sruly at   YTT simcha hall 873 Vine street Lakewood, NJ 7:45 pm
 -Parlor Meeting for Yismach Lev 24 Queens Court 8pm
-Tea Party to save a family of 8 children from Shmad at 496 East County Line rd Lakewood  9:00- 12:00 Am Warm Buffet
-Fundraising event for Links and Shloime's Club an organization that helps yesomim and yesomos at 1379 Lanes Mills Road Lakewood, NJ 8:00 pm Hot Buffet by Tessler catering and kumzitz by Strumz band
Yartzheit Asifas Zikaron for Harav Aaron Moshe Jacobs zt"l at 1340 14th street 8:45 pm

-Engagments: Credit @ShidduchAlerts

NJ Assembly votes to Ban Marriage in NJ for Anyone under age 18

Sefardim and Chasidim will have a hard time getting married in NJ  if Gov. Murphy signs this bill into law. Today the NJ assembly judiciary committee voted in favor of A865, the bill to ban anyone under 18 from getting married in NJ. The state of Delaware signed it into law today and is the first state to do so.

The measure simply prevents a person under age 18 from getting married in New Jersey. Currently, anyone who is not an adult may marry with permission in New Jersey. for those age 16 or 17, a parent or guardian may give the ok.
 If you are under age 16, a judge must approve the marriage. 

Gov Christie Vetoed it last year saying it  “would violate the cultures and traditions of some communities in New Jersey based on religious traditions.” He also called it “disingenuous” to say that teens are unable to consent to marriage, given “New Jersey law permits the very same 16 year old to obtain an abortion without so much as parental knowledge, let alone consent according to a report in NJ Spot Light Read more HERE

Friends you can Count On

Lakewood Chaverim assisting a Jackson Police officer who was locked out of his car. 

Hespedim in Lakewood Tonight

Hespedim for Harav Nochum Eisenstein ZT'L
  Hespedim will take place tonight at Bais Medrash of Forest Park. Mincha 7:00 pm followed by Hespedim. Divrei Hesped will be delivered by The Rav of Forest park Harav Uri Deutsch Shlita, Rav Mordechai Stern Shlita, Rav Menachem Savetz Shlita, Rav Aharon Eisenstein Shlita, call in line 732-839-3001 #22367

Hespedim For Rav Shaul Shatzkes ZT'L

There will be hespeidim tonight for Reb Shaul Shatzkes Zt"l at B'M Zichron Yisrael - Rabbi Hertzberg's shul  121 East 9th Street, Lakewood between Park and East End. Maariv will be at 8:50 followed by hespeidim. There will be no ladies section. To listen call 563-999-2090 ext: 576827

Howell PD Asking Public to come forward if they were Harrased

Howell PD arrested a man who was harassing mothers and young girls at Retail stores on rt 9. 
Police say that they are concerned that there may be other victims. Howell Police Chief  Andrew Kudrick  told News 12 says that he is especially concerned that female members of the Orthodox Jewish community may have been targeted. We are asking those residents if it happened, not to be embarrassed, not to be shy. Our doors are open for them,” Kudrick says. Hohsfield was charged with several counts of harassment.

There were four incidents that took place at Walmart, Target and TJ-Maxx since May 4. He says that the first incident was inside the Target on Route 9, where the suspect allegedly followed a 12-year-old

והחי יתן אל לבו

By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz -  May 9, 2018
Yated Neeman
Who can remember a week such as the one that just passed? Who can ponder the loss of so many good people and not recognize that they cannot go on living their lives as they have been?

On Wednesday, Moshe Reich was in Tzefas preparing for Lag Ba’omer, joyfully hosting many people in his home on a centuries-old narrow cobblestone street, when his soul returned to its Maker. A prominent Klausenberger chosid and close friend of Arye Deri, he was well known for his engaging personality, askanus, and acts of tzedakah v’chesed. Shock spread throughout Israel and around the world.
On Thursday, Mendy Klein was in Cleveland, outside of the Hebrew Academy, a major focus of his life and philanthropy. He collapsed and was gone, a giant cut down in his prime. The shock was overwhelming as word spread across the Torah world. The reaction was similar everywhere: “Mendy Klein? What? I can’t believe it.” The energetic, life-giving supporter of Torah, yeshivos, schools, needy people, victims of abuse, and so much else had died. The man who ran away from attention and honor during his lifetime was praised and mourned following his tragic petirah.

Rav Shaul Shatzkes, who suffered a stroke a few months ago, never recovered and passed away on Thursday. He was a tremendous talmid chochom, baal kishron and marbitz Torah. He was a sheim dovor in Lakewood, where he lived and dedicated his life to Torah.

Rav Nochum Eisenstein, who served as a rov in Detroit and Lakewood, and had also been rosh kollel

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood May 9, 2018

Chasuna: Cohen- Ziegler Ateres Reva Hall

Watch LIVE BOE Meeting 7:30 pm HERE

Parlor Meetings: Keren  Zichron Shaul Donate HERE
-Albert: 1567 Salem 7:45pm
-Brookwood 3: 3 Marymount Court 8:00 pm
-Brookhill: 4 Renee Court
-Cedarwood Hills: 13 Bridgewood 8-11 pm
-East End:  105 Rosebank 8:00 pm
-Glen: 157 Glen Ave South 8:00 pm 
-Locust: 457 Rose Court 10:00 pm
-Miller rd: 39 Buchanan St  7:45 PM
-Ner Dovid: 1475 N. Lake Drive 8:00 pm
-New England Village: 157 Flintlock Dr 8:00 pm
-Ridge: 379 E. 7th  Street 8:00pm
-White Road: 145 White 

-Hesped from Rabbi Mordechai Machlis shlita (Israel) at Shatzkes shivah house 8:00pm--
Tehillim for Gezeiras Giyus today at Rav Halpern's Shul, 309 Dewey off East 4th Street (in the basement). With the participation of R'Eichler, a noted askan with Merkaz Hatzalah.
Dinner Yeshiva Mekor Chaim at Tiferes Bais Yaakov hall

Lakewood Art Show

Judaica Art exchange at The  Lakewood art show May 8th - May 15th to view and purchase a incredible range of contemporary Jewish artwork and enjoy light refreshments. 
May 8th- May 15th Weekdays: 6 PM- 10 PM Sunday 11 AM- 10 PM  1720 Clifton Avenue (Shloimys Plaza)

Featured artists:- Hana Foxman - Michael Rozenvain
-Theodor Tolby - Leonid Balaklav - Ben Avram
- Ora Nissim - Zvi Malnovitzer

Lakewood Resident Appointed Chairman of New Jersey DOE Nonpublic School Committee

New Jersey - - On Tuesday morning, Rabbi Avi Schnall, New Jersey director for Agudath Israel of America, was appointed chairman of the nonpublic school committee for the New Jersey Department of Education (DOE). The committee is comprised of nearly two dozen representatives of the nonpublic school community in the state of New Jersey, including representatives from the Catholic Conference, Christian, Muslim and independent schools. The committee meets regularly with the DOE Office of Nonpublic Schools and considers policy and regulatory decisions pertaining to nonpublic schools. The committee gives the private school community an opportunity to meet directly with government officials responsible for oversight of their schools.

Video: Agudah Dinner to Perpetuate Legacy of Mr. Mendy Klein ז׳׳ל

LIC Meeting Today

Lakewood Industrial Commision Regular Business Meeting May 9, 2018 11:30 AM Conference Room C (Second Floor) Lakewood Municipal Building, 231 Third Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701
See Draft Agenda HERE
Tenants for hangars space
• Adopted: Lakewood Township to LIC - conveyance of Lakewood Airport
• Disposition of SAFE Zone (Master Plan has been adopted to include the ABC Zone)

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Oif Simchas/ Events Lakewood May 8, 2018

-Chasuna: Berger- Krystal Ateres Chana hall Bais faiga
-Chasuna: Levy- Ashkenazi Neemas hachaim hall

Parlor Meetings Keren Zichron Shaul DONATE HERE

-Brookwood: 39 Louisiana prkwy 9:00 pm-11:00 pm
-Bais Mordchai: 617 W Kennedy 10:00 pm
-Chateau: 23 hekel 8:00pm
-Hearthstone  966 Princewood 8:30 pm
-Pine River: 12 Sequoia 8:00 pm
-Prospect Park: 17 Capital Lane 10:00- 11:00 pm
-Ridge 104 Vintage Circle 8:00 pm
-Sterling Forest: 14 White Dove Beacon Ridge 7:45 pm
-Spruce:  575 vine Avenue 8:00pm
-Westgate: Westgate Simcha hall 8:00 pm

Agudath Israel Statement on Exit From the Iranian Nuclear Agreement

Agudath Israel Statement on Exit From the Iranian Nuclear Agreement
In July 2015, upon consultation with its rabbinic leadership, Agudath Israel of America issued a statement regarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA ) expressing deep concern as to whether the agreement is in the best interests of the United States and its allies.

We noted that Iran was a rogue state that had fomented terror and destruction throughout the Middle East and had vowed the annihilation of Israel. Nothing in JCPOA had required, nor instilled confidence, that Iran would renounce these activities and objectives. And,

Shiva Info

-Mishpachas Eisenstein Shiva for Harav Nochum Eisenstein z"l
at 151 Forest Park Circle  Lakewood Getting up Thursday Morning
Shachris 7:30 Mincha 1:45 Mariv 9:15 No visitors after 10pm

-Mishpachas Shatzkes Shiva for Rav Shaul Shatzkes z"l 
 at 165 E 8th St  Between Park Ave & East End Ave getting up Thursday Morning
Shacharis 8:00, Mincha 7:30, Mariv 9:15. Please do not go after 11:00 pm.

OU Reassures, Not Becoming Right Wing Org

State offers $28 Million "Loan" to Lakewood School District

The State of NJ offered Lakewood school district a $28 million dollar loan to plug the budget for the upcoming year. Currently according to reports Lakewood owes the state $47 million from previous loans.

Officials were hoping for a grant that wont have to be paid back. APP reports the state wrote in a letter that Lakewood district leaders did not turn over documents backing their request and can not offer a $28 million grant.
Board attorney Inzelbuch said he was not aware that he state could not access the information according to APP
The BOE will meet on Wednesday and decide on accepting the loan which will obviously have to be repaid by Lakewood taxpayers

BOE Meeting Rescheduled

Lakewood BOE Statement:
As you may or may not know, a large part of Lakewood was affected by a JCP&L power outage, which affected approximately 13,000 customers (4,500 in Lakewood) causing the district to cancel its Budget Hearing that was scheduled to be held at Lakewood High School this evening. 

The Board of Education has its General Board of Education meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., at which time, a Budget Hearing will also be held.

A Binyan for The Minyan

Last night the Lakewood Zoning board approved the new home for the Minyan Shelanu on rt 88 in Lakewood. The meeting lasted over 4 hours with the Minyan application was heard at the end. Earlier a application to build a Duplex on Lincoln street in the Arlington neighborhood was denied by the board after neighbors came out to oppose it. The arguments were that the Township vacated Melville in 2014 it was done on condition that there will not be more homes put up in the area. 
Showing Support for the Minyan at the Zoning board last night

Monday, May 7, 2018

Oif Simchas Events Lakewood May 7, 2018

-Chasuna Unger- Adler Nemas Hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Eisenberg at Lake Terrace hall
-Zoning Board Meeting watch Live HERE

-Board denies Duplex application in Arlington

Parlor Meetings Keren zichron Shaul 
-Ridge: 735 Nowlan 8:00-11:00 pm
-Prospect Square: 3 Lewin Ave. at 8pm
-Prospect Vines: 2 Chardonnay 10:00 pm Hot buffet by Yapchick

Torah learning continues Yeshiva of Rav Nosson stein during the Black out.
                        Photo credit:@RafiKing

Power Outages In Lakewood, Howell

5: 15: pm Power is back on:)
Tonight’s BOE Meeting is canceled.
Updated 4:30 pm: JCP&L is reporting approximately 13,000 customers in Howell and Lakewood are without power. An issue with a major substation that serves portions of Monmouth and Ocean counties has knocked out power to about 13,000 homes and businesses in Howell, Lakewood, Brick and Jackson on Monday, officials said. The issue with the substation arose at 2:52 p.m., said Scott Surgeoner, a spokesman for First Energy, the parent company of Jersey Central Power & Light. Surgeoner said the substation is one of the major ones in the area.  Restoration time estimated 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Tonight: Shavuos Cooking Demo at Evergreen Lakewood

Tonight May 7, 2018 at 8pm-10pm with @victoriadwek

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Mr. Mendy Klein Recalled as a 'Giant' in Philanthropy World

Levaya in Eretz Yisrael will take place tomorrow morning leaving from Kever Rochel and than at Kamenitz yeshiva on Rechov Yechezkel Yerushalayim to Har Hamenuchos.

Cleveland Jewish News:
The world lost a philanthropic "giant" on May 3 when Robert "Mendy' Klein of Beachwood died.
The 65-year-old Klein, the son of Holocaust survivors, started with nothing and built a business empire in Cleveland. He was known for his generosity, kindness, compassion – and most of all his tzedakah.

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood May 6, 2018

-Chasuna: Cohen- Masalton at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Vort: Hachosson Shimon Frank to Hakalla bas R' Yosef Ney at Rabbi Raber's shul 618 Caranetta Lakewood 6:30 pm.
-Vort: Hachosson Shaya Sauer to Hakallah Chayala Farkas Bas R' Dovid at 13 Ilan Court Lakewood 7:00 pm.
-Vort: Hachosson Asher Laster to Hakallah Kinzer (Baltimore)  at 97 Williams st Lakewood from 3 to 5 pm.
-Vort: Hachosson Eliezer Cohen to Hakallah Tami Bendkowski as R' Moshe at Madison Manor Bais Horahh 401 Madison Lakewood 6:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Baruch Itzkowitz to Hakallah Suri Goldin Bas R Yaakov Dovid at 1382 Lanes Mill 7:30- 10:30 pm

Parlor Meetings Keren zichron Shaul:
-50 Aspen in the Tent from 7:30pm- 11:00 pm

-Dinner: Yeshiva Bais Hatorah annual Dinner at Ateres Reva hall 7:00 pm
-Bike4shalom  Leaving from town Square  3rd & Clifton at 4:00 pm to  Shalom Torah Academy 70 Amboy rd Morganville, NJ BBQ 6:15 pm

Power Outage: Central Avenue Westgate Area

Approximately 101-500 costumers lost power in the westgate and surrounding areas of Cory acres White Road Olive court.  According to JCP&L Estimated Restoration is Today at 3:00 PM. Cause of the outage is a car acident.

Murphy Proposes Cuts to Aid In Lieu for Private School Transportation- LSTA would Take a Hit

Private school parents in Lakewood may have to pay more for transportation if the new budget cuts by Gov Murphy are passed. In the proposed budget for NJ, Aid in Lieu for transportation to non public schools will be cut down by 10% from $1,000 to $884 per student. This applies to mandated transportation for non public schools. The Legislature had previously increased the $884 to $1,000 for the 2017–2018 school year. This allowed many parents to be able to get transportation for their children as a result of this increase. 

 An article in this weeks Voice of Lakewood, Agudah NJ director says this will cost the LSTA  a $2.5 Million dollar loss and will result in parents having to pay even more money for busing. It may also effect the LSTA ability to bus everyone to school. They brought up these concerns at the recent legislative breakfast.

An article discussing this budget cut to private schools in NJ asks these questions: 
Does the governor not realize that transportation for nonpublic school students is the lifeblood of nonpublic schools?

Does the governor not realize that nonpublic schools save the taxpayers of New Jersey more than $1.6 billion every year?