Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Abuse abd Molestation Awarness Event in lakewood

Recently there have been much awareness and educational campaigns about abuse, some organizations received funding to push this agenda.
 Last month Cheder Toras Aaron held a mandatory panel for parents, one for men and one for ladies teaching them about keeping children safe, personal safety, good touch bad touch. Tonight at Ateres Reva newly formed hall will host a symposium for  the Lakewood community (Men only) on abuse prevention and molestation Talking to children about healthy boundaries.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Chicago Rabbinical Council Guide to Starbucks Beverages

Click to see List of Recommended Starbucks Beverages 
Chicago Rabbinical Council  Guide to Starbucks Beverages
אב תשע"ח  July 2018
The good news is that there are many Starbucks locations that do not serve hot meat sandwiches. These are generally the Starbucks kiosks which can be defined as a Starbucks location, usually found in a mall, retail store, a bus or train station or airport, that does not sell hot sandwiches.The cRc is comfortable recommending any drink made from kosher ingredients (even though some others use ingredients that may not be kosher). 
 It is also worth noting that many items sold at Starbucks are dairy and chalav stam.

CRC-Over the years, Starbucks shops have evolved from simple coffee shops to stores that serve many kosher and non-kosher items, with the most serious non-kosher items being hot meat

Severe Thunderstorms Moving Through Lakewood Area, Power outages

Flash Flood Warning until 08:30PM
 Lakewood PD: Storms w/Heavy rain continue next few hours. Expect road flooding & poor drainage with 1-2" thru 6pm. Some storms after w/gusts possible 40 mph Power Outages: 
-Lakewood: Swarthmore & Cedarbridge est. restoration 7:30 pm
-Toms River: Route 9 and N. Maple Est. restoration 6:00 pm
-Howell: Squankum and Bry Avenue  Est. Restoration 6:30 pm

NJ Cuts $1,566,821 in State aid to Lakewood schools, BOE Takes it from Loan Repayments

BOE Holding a Special meeting today in closed session 
The State of NJ has notified the Lakewood school district  that state aid will be reduced for the coming year by $1,566,821. The school district can not increase taxes and must make cuts to its budget to make up for the shortfall. However on the BOE agenda for the upcoming meeting  it says  the district is in a deficit, there are no funds available and no where to cut.
The only option is to reduce appropriations for the 2018-2019 school year. The Board found funds available in the State Aid Loan Repayment line account that can be reduced in the amount of $1,566,821.  This will have no effect on staffing, programs or services.
This is no way a savings but only kicking the can down the road and this money will still have to be repayed.
See full resolution below

פרה רצה בין הכרמים

A pair of  loose cows were running through the streets and yards of Lakewood Yesterday near the Howell border at Brook road. The cows broke free from a nearby farm. They were eventually captured and returned

Monday, July 16, 2018

Lakewood Roshei Yeshiva and Rabbonim Decry Digital Billboards call for its Removal!

TBL reports on Twitter: 
A letter has been signed by the 4 BMG Roshei Yeshiva along with Rav Forscheimer and other Rabbonim decrying the digital billboards and calling for their removal!

LNN: Boy Took wrong Carpool to Camp

Lakewood News Network:
Earlier today Lakewood PD, Chaveirim, and LCSW, searched for a child who never arrived this morning to his day camp. After 3 hours of searching the boy was found fine in his last year's summer day camp. It appeared that the child mistakenly left this morning with the wrong carpool.

APP: LPD crash unit under federal investigation

APP  reports "Lakewood Police Department's traffic crash investigation unit is under the microscope of federal authorities, a subpoena obtained by the Asbury Park Press shows. A federal grand jury subpoena dated in April sought all records related to deadly and serious injury crashes the Lakewood Police Department Traffic Safety Unit responded to, or "had any involvement with," since January 2014. The department was ordered to produce the records by May 15 and contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The reason for the federal investigation, or what sparked it, is not specified in the subpoena, and public officials have declined to comment on the investigation". read more at APP

Sign Highlights the Dangers of Social Media

Seen At the corner of 7th and Monmouth in Lakewood. 
A new takana implemented at the Satmar Bais Medrash in Lakewood regarding Smart phones see photo below

Boys Day Camps Begin

Traffic Alert!
The camp spirit is here. The mascots are on the street corners cheering on the kids. B'H the children get to enjoy and have fun. Boys day camps begin today. camp programs keep the kinderlach busy in these long summer days. Thanks to the many Rebbeim and counselors who provide  summer fun for Lakewood's kinderlach. 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Lakewood Eateries Open For the 9 Days

-Kava open till 8pm for the 9 days
-Prime 95 special 9 days fish menu
-Dlux open during the 9 days all Chinese dishes made with fish
-Pizza Place westgate extended hours open till 9
-Upper Crust extended 9 day menu, at Todd Plaza
-Pizzano open also for dinner open 10- 10
-Heimish Chinese open  2 sushi fish rolls $9.99
-Mentoast_Lakewood 9 days special! Come one come all!
-Evergreen @glattgeshmak will be having a full pareve takeout menu all week!
-Estreia 9 days fish menu
-J2 North and South
-Yapchick open only Thursday with a full pareve menu Friday full meat menu   
-UP.Scale Fish 732-276-6343
-Fish Net at NPGS Seagull Square
-Four corners Bagels 4 locations 
-Pizza on 9 new location at 4 corners 1001 Madison 
-Bonkeys water ice and Ice cream at westgate
-Aisle 9 Nine days deli menu open late
-Snaps Kosher ull 9 days Menu
-Shloimys Kosher 9 days Parve Fish options

Talmud Torah Toras Yisroel opens with All Grades to accommodate Chasidishe Community in Lakewood

One of the obstacles facing Chasidishe families from moving to Lakewood is getting their children into school. It's more challenging for families with older children to relocate as its very hard to get into the existing Lakewood mosdos. Actually homes are not selling as fast since other options became available with people favoring a move to Staten Island and other communities that they can commute to Brooklyn.
Talmud Torah Toras Yosroel of Lakewood is a boys elementary school that is opening with all grades from K-9th grade servicing Lakewoods burgeoning Chasidishe community of Lakewood. The cheder will be under the direction of Rav Naftoli Horowitz shlita who has spent decades in chinuch in the Toronto to register email or call 732-523-1404

Men's Health screening and Vehicle Safety Inspection

 Taking place today at Toras Aaron. The Chaveirim car inspection event is free of charge.

Toys For Thought Annual Playmobil sale 30% off

 TOYS FOR THOUGHT is having their annual Playmobil sale. 30 percent off all Playmobil this Sunday Monday and Tuesday only. July 15 16 and 17 Limit one of each style item per customer. No other discounts apply. Come early for best selection. Store is located at 310 3rd street corner Clifton avenue Lakewood, NJ. Hours: 11am- 7pm

Friday, July 13, 2018

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת מטות-מסעי שבת ''חזק'' ראש חודש אב

Friday, July 13, 2018 Lakewood, NJ / א׳ אב תשע״ח לייקווד

-Candle lighting 8:07 pm
-Shkiah 8:25 pm
-Weather:   89° HI  clouds and sun

Brook Wood Eruv is NOT up this shabbos

דבר פלא מוצאים אנו בתורה"ק. הנה, בפרשת חקת, כאשר מציינת התורה את פטירתו של אהרן הכהן היא מחסירה שני דברים. א. שהייתה זו מיתת נשיקה. ב. שהיה זה בראש חודש אב. ואילו כאן, בפרשתנו, כאשר עוסקת התורה במסעות בני ישראל ובחלוקת הארץ היא מזכירה את שני הדברים הללו.  "וַיַּעַל אַהֲרֹן הַכֹּהֵן אֶל הֹר הָהָר עַל פִּי יְהוָה וַיָּמָת שָׁם בִּשְׁנַת

Halachos for Erev Shabbos in the 9 days

Rosh Chodesh Av 5778
-Erev Shabbos in the nine days (or Chazon) one may cut their Nails for Shabbos since it is not shavua shechal bo.
-One may polish their shoes only with liquid polish according to most poskim.
 -One may brush a hat on erev shabbos since it is not considered washing clothes.
 -Showering is a machlokes if you are allowed kol gufo, the minhag is to be meikel but to use warm water.
-Tasting food that is fleishigs, some poskim- Mekor Chayim 551:9 writes "A woman who needs to taste the Shabbos foods while cooking may do so on Friday afternoon after midday" others hold you
can taste but not swallow and must spit it out. (Shmiras Shabbos Khilchasa 42:61 on Erev Shabbos during the Nine Days, you may also taste the food. However, one should try not to swallow food containing meat ingredients)
Children may eat meat before Shabbos up to 2 hours before the zman according to Rav Moshe Feinstein in Igros Moshe, others (Eliyahu Rabba) hold they may start even from Chatzos.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Township Votes for R 7.5 Density Despite Split on Planning Board

The Lakewood Township committee voted for an ordnance that will allow R 7.5 zoning to replace an area that was approved for an educational campus by converting it to a lower density. Only three members were on hand as Miller and Lichtenstien were absent (they were absent the previous meeting too). Earlier this week the Planning board was split 4-4 on converting a planned educational campus to R7.5. Those voting against it said its spot zoning an example would be like putting a Wawa at 14th street and Hope Chapel. Township officials said that it is not considered a zone change based on the opinion of the attorney.
What this ordnance does is certain areas were approved for educational campus and with that they can build up to 28 units per acre with high rise buildings and not pay taxes. By allowing it to be converted  to R75 it technically reduces  the density and you get money for taxes. 
Since the Educational campuses approvals were approved prior to the adoption of the master plan it is not regulated  to any conditions put forth by the master plan such as fixing infrastructure or widening the roadways. Officials did not say where these sites are. 

Oif Simchas Lakewood erev Rosh Chodesh menachem Av 5778

                          אם לא אעלה את ירושלים על ראש שמחתי
-Vort: Hachosson Avrumi Teichman ben R' Yussi to Hakallah Bas R' Yanky Karmel at Rav Gissinger shul 175 Sunset Rd lakewood 6:30 – 9:00 PM
-Vort: Hachosson Tzvi Eli Falik ben R' Shimmy to Hakallah Malka Birnbaum Bas R' Yiddy at Bais Noson Tzvi (1445 14th st) Lakewood 7:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Tzvi Benjamin To Hakallah Rochel Goldstien (Chicago) at Yeshiva ktana hall 9:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Friedman to Hakallah bas R' Avrohom Goldstein at R' Hershberg shul 9 E. 13th street lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm

-As per KCL no meat products should be eaten at their establishments after 8:30 pm

A Large Health Insurance Provider may Drop Coverage

UHC has recently stopped paying for certain treatments even while it previously has covered it. In addition they are reviewing other health and therapy services that were covered until now. Some health providers were notified  that rates will be cut and they have also renegotiated payments with doctors.
 There is still a possibility they will drop coverage in the areas of  the Monmouth and Ocean county. 

Lakewood Township Committee Meeting July 12, 2018

On the agenda: More Land swaps, Street Vacations, Tax abatement and Land sales
Lakewood township committee meeting Thursday July 12, 2018 7:30 pm
Watch Live stream HERE
see full Agenda HERE or below

1. Resolution Of The Township Of Lakewood, County Of Ocean, State Of New Jersey, Authorizing The State Contract Purchase Of Perimeter Fencing For The Township Of Lakewood Police

Erev Rosh Chodesh Menachem AV Yom Kippur Koton Lakewood 5778

Nine days start tonight shkia in Lakewood is at 8:26 pm

Lev Avos 1:20 pm
Somerset walk 1:35 pm and  7:00 pm 
Kol Shimshon 1:45 and 7:00 pm
Alumnai 1:45 pm
B"M kelmwoods Westgate 2:45 pm
Chateau 6:30 pm
Satmar on every hour afternoon till shkia

In the Catskills at the Woodbourn shul 1:30, and 6:00.

Last day of Boys Elementary schools

Today is the last day of The Lakewood boys elementary schools as they head into summer vacation.  Boys were dressed in white shirts eagerly awaiting the last day siyum and other fun achievement awards after a long school year. Thanks to all the Rebbeim, Moros, menahlim, Principals, English teachers, Bus drivers and all those who take care of the children guiding them and instilling in them Torah and Ahavas Hashem. Day camps will begin on Monday next week.

Lakewood Catskills Bus Service Schedule for 2018

Bus service from Lakewood to the Catskills Sundays and Fridays
From the Catskills to Lakewood thursday's and Sunday

 $40 one way children under 3 free per adult. For more info call 718-599-5040
 To the Catskills from Lakewood:
Locust Street @ Harmony Park     Sunday  4:40 pm        Friday   9:55 am
Seasons supermarket                      Sunday 4:45 pm         Friday  10:00 am
Forest and 9th street                       Sunday 4:55 pm         Friday  10:10 am
Squankum and Kennedy                Sunday 5:00 pm         Friday   10:15 am

To Lakewood from the Catskills Sunday and Thursday
Leaves Woodridge 5:09 pm on Thursday, and the  Sunday  bus at 11:09 am or from main terminal in the Catskills off exit 107at  301 Bridgeville rd, Monticello Excellent bus service.
Last Day of Lakewood  Bus service is Sunday August 19th

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood July 11, 2018

Yeshiva of Mountaindale parlor meeting at Pine River Village hall 36 Goldcrest.

-Vort: Hachosson Mordechai Reiss to Hakallah Leah sorotzkin bas Rosh Yeshiva Harav Yitzchok shlita at Willow Court Shul Bais Nosson Tzvi at 9 pm.

It was Called Operation "Blue Claw"

 Documents show that the name used by investigators  of NJ medicaid division was code named "Operation Blue Claw".  The Operation started in February of 2015. Its unclear if the name had any reference to the ball club.


Please be mispalel for the 3 year old girl that was pulled from a Jackson swimming pool She will be undergoing a delicate surgery today from 3-4 pm. Please daven for Mindel Rivka bas Raizel for a complete refuah.

More Sidewalks Coming to Lakewood

Thanks to First Amendment Activist
Lakewood Township will spend $2 million on road improvements including construction of new sidewalks. APP reports, Recently, Lakewood set aside $2 million for road paving, drainage repair and sidewalk construction. In 2018, eight roads near the center of Lakewood are scheduled for construction. (See list below) The report quotes the Lakewood Mayor "We want to be more pedestrian-oriented than the past, this will make sure the population we have is safer.”
It also says, it is now required for developers in Lakewood to include sidewalks in their construction plans.
List of planned sidewalks:

County Line Road - West sidewalk (Oakwood Avenue to Route 9)


Levaya took place This morning.
Levaya of Habachur Avrohom Dovid Davis a"h 18, Son of Ybl"c R' Tzvi Davis will be at the 7th Street chapel in Lakewood 9:30 am.
Shiva at the Davis home 1245 E. County Line Rd.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Events/Supper Lakewood July 10, 2018

For Photos and Videos of Events see here at LNN
-Yeshiva Keren Hatorah Dinner at Ne'emas Hachaim hall

-Renewal parlor Meeting  Help save a life at 4 Fillmore avenue Presidential Estates Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm

Vizinitz Kehilla May Not come to Lakewood

The planned Viznitz kehila at the Flea market site in Lakewood may be scratched for now as other options have become available. The Kehilla is currently looking at another parcel of land in the town of Chester new York. This area is 10 minutes from Monroe, closer to Monsey, and to the viznitz community in the Catskills at Kiamisha. In addition the lot is shovel ready with approvals. Askanim have presented the pros and cons of both locations with the Lakewood/ Yerushalayim Viznitz Rebbe  Rabbi Lazer Hager shlita  who will decide between the two options. 

Lakewood Planning Board Meeting

Planning board meeting today July 10, 2018 at Municipal hall 6:00 pm 
Watch Live stream HERE
Agenda HERE

Tax Dollars: LDC Meeting

$162,000 to the LCSC 
Lakewood Development Corporation  Meeting Tuesday, July 10, 2018 4:30 PM
Municipal Building 231 Third Street Conference Room ‘C’.

$65,500 to  LCSC - B2B Networking year 5
$96,650 to  LCSC Business Assistance Initiative 8   2018-2019


Monday, July 9, 2018

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood July 9, 2018

Live: Q&A Chinuch Forum at the Ahavas Tzedaka Dinner in Lakewood
DR. Shanik: Vaping just as dangerous as smoking Cigarettes
--Talmud Torah D'Lakewood Dinner (Rav Meir Shimon Kalmanowitz shlita) at Tiferes Bais Yaakov Hall 613 Oak Street lakewood NJ.
-Yeshiva Heichal Hatalmud Parlor Meeting (R"Y Rabbi Yechezkel Greenberger,  Harav Moishe Weiss) at 19 Adams street, Lakewood 7:30 pm. Guest Speaker Harav Elya Brudny Shlita
-Ahavas Tzedaka Dinner Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga 7:30 pm
-Parlor meeting for Rav Shraga Brizel Shlita of Pinsk karlin at 1426 Heathwood 10:00 pm Guest speaker Harav Simcha Bunim Cohen shlita
-Parlor Meeting kollel Mechanchim of Khal Bais halevy at 46 Lapsely Lane 8:00 pm
-Parlor Meeting for Harav Pinchos Green shlita Mashgiach Kamenetz yeshiva at the Bais Horaah 4th and Madison 7:45- 9:15  divrei Hisoirerus,  10:00- 11:30 divrei Bracha Rosh yeshiva Harav Yeruchom Olshin shlita

-Vort: Hachosson Shea Wohlberg to Hakallah Bas R' Yosef Shmuel Halpern at Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 E. County line rd Lakewood, NJ  8:30 pm.

-Lakewood Chaveirim: Since Shabbos our dedicated members have responded to over 130 calls! House/Vehicle lockouts, Boosts, Flat tires, & many other calls. 

Starbucks Ends Expanded Kosher Information Program

Star K Kashrus: Please be advised that starbucks corporation has decided to end the expanded star-k kosher information program. Consumers are advised that effective immediately the star-k can no longer vouch for the kashrus of items previously listed that do not bear a reliable kosher symbol this includes frappuccinos and all flavored drinks. Unflavored coffee recommendation remain the same as before. In addition, the kosher-friendly store program is no longer under our auspices. 
Consumers who would like to see this program reinstated should contact starbucks directly.
Customers must confirm kashrus of additives to coffee by themselves by checking for reliable kosher symbols.

Video: 10 Questions for Dr. Shanik- Ahavas Tzedaka Dinner

Ahavas Tzedaka Dinner tonight Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga Rabbi Yissocher Frand shlita guest speaker. Program begins 7:30 pm

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood July 8, 2018

-Vort: Hachosson Yitzchok Katz to Hakallah Nechama Michael Bas R' Avrohom Yosef at Ner Dovid Simcha hall corner Tangelwood 14th street Lakewood 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

-Vort: Hachosson Oziel Kuriansky to Hakallah Sary Goldman at 703 Michael court (Enclave) Lakewood, NJ 6:00 pm

Lakewood will lose $1-2 Million With New Funding Formula

Lakewood is on a list of school districts that will lose money based on the new funding formula. The state will force some school districts to raise taxes based on the budget deal between Government Murphy and the legislature.  APP Lakewood reporter tweeted "Lakewood will lose $1-2 Million dollars" according to a source.
Toms River and Brick school districts will also have to raise taxes. Read more at NJ.COM

Friday, July 6, 2018

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת פנחס שבת מברכים חודש מנחם אב

Friday, July 6, 2018 / כ״ג תמוז תשע״ח Lakewood, New Jersey
-Candle lighting 8:10 pm
-Shkiah/sunset 8:28 pm
-Rosh Chodesh Av is Next Erev Shabbos Friday July, 13
-Molad is Friday Morning  6:49 AM + 8 chalakim​​​​​​​

Shabbos weather Partly cloudy in the morning Less humid. High 77F.

הָלֹךְ וְקָרָאתָ בְאָזְנֵי יְרוּשָׁלַ‍ִם לֵאמֹר: כֹּה אָמַר ה׳ זָכַרְתִּי לָךְ חֶסֶד נְעוּרַיִךְ אַהֲבַת כְּלוּלֹתָיִךְ, לֶכְתֵּךְ אַחֲרַי בַּמִּדְבָּר בְּאֶרֶץ לֹא זְרוּעָה        הפטרה פרשת פנחס

Lehovin Newspaper: Parshas Pinchos

Roshei Yeshiva Decry the Gashmiyus in Lakewood

A asifa took place last night in Lakewood for yeshiva bochurim about the physical and spiritual dangers associated with summer Bein hazmanim.
Harav Yitzchock Sorotzkin shlita  Spoke passionately about the Gashmiyus epidemic.
watch video HERE minute 26:00
 "We became so shakua in olam hazeh what would Rav Aaron ZT'L say today if he came back to Lakewood? Rachmana Litzlan,  he would have a heart attack the first minute he would come back . He would say, This is what happened?  so many Restaurants? so much publicity of gashmiyus the magazines and newspapers are full with it such treifa hasagos these are not Yiddishe values but it  has crept into the bnei torah where are we holding?"

Friday July 6, 2018 Lakewood NJ

-Heavy Traffic on Cedarbridge backed up from new Hampshire to Hurley due to water main break
-The Car Seat Check Event has been postponed due to weather concerns.  New Date is NEXT Friday, July 13.

 -A flash flood warning is in effect in Monmouth and Ocean counties until 12:30 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly. Up to 2.5 inches of rain has already fallen in some places, with 1 to 2 more possible in the next few hours.

-South Clifton will be shut down between Rt 88 & Hurley in Lakewood for a water main break until further notice. Avoid area.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Lakewood Events July 5, 2018

-Kollel Bais Halevi Parlor Meeting at the Bais Horaah 9:30pm Madison and 4th street Hot Buffet by Greenwald caterers video hookup from Harav Dovid Soleveichick shlita
-Drasha: Harav Asher Druk shlita will speak at the BMG Herzka building Ateres Esther hall 10:15 pm
-Yeshiva geolah Beer Hatorah Parlor meeting (Harav Avrohom Grubner R'Y ) at 210 South Lake drive 7:45 pm guest speaker: Harav Shalom Kamemnetzky shlita 

Watch Live: Kinus Bnei Hayesivos Asifa in Lakewood ahead of Bein Hazmanim

Incompetence at the BOE?

Did Lakewood school district Officials just realize they have problems with the busing and  could save over $1 Million dollars You don’t have to pay 600k to know that there were major issues with the busing system.

This morning the Lakewood BOE had a public meeting regarding bus transportation. The district leaders acted surprised to hear the preliminary report about the district provided transportation for public schools. The board attorney said that they assumed everything was fine and it was all efficient, but Than found out that it was far from ok.

There is no excuse for not knowing what was going on and yet they shifted the blame by firing others. The LSTA that runs the private school  busing said 2 years ago that the software database for district maps were outdated from 2004 why did it continue to be used for the public schools when the LSTA brought it to their attention?

Could the district and board really not know that there were many empty buses recently purchased by the Lakewood school district sitting around while they were paying contracts to 3rd party vendors?

The board approved these purchases did they not know if it was needed?

The BOE signed a deal with the township committee to use the BOE buses as shuttle buses for route 9 during the day. Did they not look at the numbers? They obviously felt that there were empty buses available why was nothing done?

Live: Lakewood BOE discusses Transportation Issues

BOE Lawyer was questioned about his 600k salary he snapped back that its ignorance since he saved the district 600k in legal fees The video of the meeting was deleted.

Plan to Change 6th and 7th streets in Lakewood to one way in Yeshiva Area

In an effort to increase parking around BMG, residents of 6th and 7th streets in Lakewood received a letter informing them of a proposal to change the streets to a one way. The change will go on Seventh street and sixth street between Forest and Lakewood avenues. This will allow parking on both sides of the street and increase approximately 50 parking spots. Area residents were not to fond of the proposal.  

Shiva Info

-Mishpachas Shemano sitting shiva for their mother Mrs. Esther Shemano z"l at  317 10th St between Madison  & Clifton Avenue in Lakewood. Shachris 8:00, Mincha 7:30, Maariv 9:30 getting up from shiva Friday before shabbos.

-R'  Yisrael Aaron Kletzkin is sitting shiva for his brother Rav Eliyohu Z"L at 329 Miller rd Lakewood. Shachris 8:30, Mincha 8:30 Maariv 9:00 getting up Sunday morning

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Proper Attire at Simchas

Heard this line recently at a shalom Zachor. "What is the difference between a shalom Zachor and a Chasuna in Lakewood? at a shalom zachor we wear shabbos clothing."

Recently with the abundance and convenience of local wedding halls in Lakewood a chasuna has become like a vort were people just come and go not spending much time at the simcha.
As such, there is a feeling to not have to dress bakovodik with bigdei shabbos since "I'm only going in for a few minutes".
The balei simcha appreciate everyone who comes but shouldn't we also show them that we are rejoicing in their simcha and dressing appropriately? The fact that it is local and don't have to schlep should not lessen the importance or the enormity of the event.

Women would never go to a simcha not dressed properly despite the time it takes them to get ready.  Men can change in a few minutes.
 Shouldn't we be more thoughtful and show respect that we are not just coming to say mazel tov and grab some food but that we are joining in the simcha and value it by dressing appropriately.

Photos: Local day Camp Visits Lakewood PD

Lakewood police give a tour to a local day camp. Photos courtesy of the Lakewood Police dept

July 4th 2018 Lakewood NJ

 -Lakewood Township Municipal Offices will be closed   Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in observance of the   Independence Day Holiday.
-Agra Dpirka Learning Program at Rabbi Gissinger   shul 10:15 am
-No transportation for some schools on way home
-Gourmet Glatt Lakewood Free Hot Dogs for everyone  with Kosher Guru 4-7 pm
-Shop Rite Howell open today till 12:00am
-Harav Asher Druk speaking at Central court shul   6:30 pm

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood July 3, 2018

Please continue to Daven for Mindel Rivka Bas Raizel the swelling in her brain went down but she is still in a coma, Refuah Shleima.

-Vort: Hachosson Shmelka Landynsky to Hakallah Breindy Friedberg (Toronto)   at 1212 Lexington Avenue Lakewood
-Vort: Hachosson Yosef Langleben to Hakallah Gitty Follman Bas R' Yidel at 609   W. Kennedy Blvd 8:00 PM
-Vort: Hachosson Dovid Mann to Hakallah Sarah Miriam Landsburg bas R   Shimon at Westgate Simcha Hall 100 Ropshitz 7:30 pm
-Vort: R' Yanky Frommer at Khal Chasidim  1401 Cedar Row 7:30 PM

 -Parlor meeting for Yeshiva Meor Hatorah (Rav Shemano) 7 Venice Court Lakewood 8:00 pm 

NJ American Water: Extended Heat Wave Calls for Conserving Water Supply

Given the current series of hot dry days the region is experiencing, New Jersey American Water is asking that customers in its Monmouth and Ocean County service areas including Lakewood to take additional steps to conserve water, and at the same time save some money on their water bills.

Expanded Fireworks at Lakewood BlueClaws

 Residents living near the Blueclaws stadium at First Energy Park will be treated to extra Fireworks  This year, there are 20 post-game shows! the team has expanded fireworks offerings in 2018! After every Friday home game, Saturday home game from June through August, plus a few select additional games throughout the year, the BlueClaws light up the sky with an awesome post-game fireworks display.  2018 Fireworks Dates June: 1, 2, 15, 16, 29, 30, July: 3, 13, 14, 27, 28
August: 3, 4, 17, 18, 31
See Video Below

Charedi Media Bias and Fake Frum News

Sometimes you wonder what is the purpose of frum websites if they are  doing the same job as the secular press. When it came to covering news, the headline and stories that are posted have you think that you are reading Haaretz  or some other Charedi hating newspaper. If  someone is accused or does something wrong the headline makes sure to tell you his religious affiliation with a title "Charedi man convicted.. Charedi man did so and so etc...

 The giyus story which was the biggest story dominating the Israeli news cycle as well as having a potential impact on Charedi Jewry, these websites who cater to the yeshiva world have been silent. It took a full 12 hours to first report it and than all they quote was a copy paste job from Ynet .  The editors were hoping for a headline that the  Frum Knesset member voted for the Giyus bill it's hard to admit that there are actually serious problems with Giyus after playing it down for 2 years.

 Worse, the accompanying picture to the article is not one of yeshiva bochurim learning but subliminally shows a frum man inserted among soldiers trying to create more divisiveness.

On its Instagram page it states that "Thousands attended a Hafgona in Jerusalem against the new proposal for theIDF draft of Chareidim The Hafgona was led by Sephardic Rabbonim and took place at Shmuel Hanavi/Bar Ilan hafgana was called for by The Roshei yeshiva", but the videos and photos only show a street protest blocking a bus which took place after the actual atzeres. No mention at all that the organizers specifically told the crowd do disperse quietly and not engage in any provocations, but there is an agenda to paint certain factions in the worst possible light.  The clueless reader is deceived to think that he rabbonim organized the street protest and told everyone to block traffic.

Its interesting to note when the Peleg protests took place the media was on it as it happened showing every possible angle to paint them in a bad light but when the news of the giyus law broke with all the frum Knesset members voting against it, it was just to hard to post. 

Lakewood Township Independence Day Fireworks Today July 3, 2018

The Independence Day Celebration will be on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Lakewood Township’s All Wars Memorial Amphitheater, beginning at 7:15PM with a concert from the Wilbur Wittemann Patriotic Band.
The fireworks will begin at 9:15PM overlooking beautiful Lake Carasaljo. Shuttle buses will be available from both the Municipal Building and Public Works parking lots beginning at 6:30 PM.
The Amphitheater is on North Lake Drive. You may view Fireworks from either North Lake or South Lake Drive

Monday, July 2, 2018

Giyus Law passes First Reading with help of Lapid

The Law to draft yeshiva Boys to the Israeli army passed in the knesset after the Yesh Atid party headed by Yair Lapid voted for it from the opposition.  The bill passed with 63 in support and 39 against. The  Frum Knesset members were able to vote against it knowing that it would have passed anyway with out their support. In the event that Lapid would have voted against it they would have helped it pass by abstaining and they also made a deal with the Arab mk's to abstain as well to ensure its passing. They were able to save face by publicly decrying the bill while at the same time protecting the govt by helping it pass.

The bill will now need to two  more readings to become law.  Health Minister MK Yaakov Litzman  of the Agudah faction said “If the enlistment law passes three readings, we will quit the coalition. Despite his threat, analysts say Litzman will seek a extension to the law from the Supreme court that will buy him time until the next election when they can negotiate a better deal by joining the next government. On the other hand UTJ and Shas will insist on minor changes by tweaking the current bill and are hoping to pass it at the final reading.

Power Outage

Power restored at  5pm
Power Outage at Central Avenue and Rt 9 area in Lakewood Customers Affected: 501-1500 Estimated Restoration: Today at 5:00 PM. Traffic lights are out on Rt 9

Lakewood Zoning Board Meeting

Lakewood Zoning Board Meeting July 2, 2018 Municipal hall 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Watch Live stream HERE
Full Agenda HERE and below
Appeal # 4071 – Alexander Hoffman, 10 Cedar Drive, Block 251.04 Lot 76.02, R-12 zone.
 To construct an addition encroaching in the side yard setback – required 10 feet
 – proposed 5 feet.

Watch LIVE Sefardi Atzeres Against Giyus Bnei Hayeshivos

Taking Place at Bar Ilan and Shmuel Hanavie streets next to the Kever of Rav Ovadia yosef ztl

Murphy Signs Budget Deal More Taxes coming to NJ

According to reports The proposed 5-cent fee on single-use, carryout plastic and paper bags was not included in the budget, though the bill remains on Murphy’s desk for review.

-E-cigarettes, costing vapers $17 million a year
-Home-sharing rentals like those arranged through Airbnb, costing renters $15 million a year
-Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft, costing riders $12 million a year at 50 cents per ride.
-Income taxes are being increased by households earning more than $5 million a year. The tax rate on that money, now 8.97 percent, will increase to 10.75 percent, which is expected to yield $280 million in annual revenue to the state.

Chesed in the Heatwave, Heat Advisory issued

Message from Lakewood Chaveirim: To all that donated Air Conditioners, on behalf of all those enjoying them THANK YOU! To donate call our hotline we will pickup. 
Monday will be another hot day with a high of 94. The NWS issued a Heat advisory for the area until 8 pm Monday evening 
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Up to 104 due to temperatures in the mid 
to upper 90s, and dewpoints in the upper 60s lower 70s.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Video: Davening in Lakewood ahead of Vote on Giyus

Fast of 17 Tamuz Lakewood NJ 5778

               כל רודפיה השיגוה בין המצרים
-Fast ends at 9:20 pm
-High heat index with real feel of 104
-Program for women and girls in Lakewood  at Bais Faiga 1:30pm
-Live stream HERE The annual Shiva Asar B’Tammuz program 2pm
-Harav Asher Druk will speak at  Prospect Square 7:00pm, Forest Park 8:15 pm
-Parlor Meeting yeshiva Chayei Olam Monsey, Rav Yaakov Yankelowitz shlita
 Shiur 8:30 followed by Maariv Divrei Bracha Harav Shlomo Feival Schustal Shlita 10:15 at Madison  Manor 4th & Madison Lakewood catered by Crown catering
- Chai urgent care Lakewood open till 12am