Friday, August 31, 2018

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

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

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

                                            השקיפה ממעון קודשך מן השמים  וברך את עמך ישראל

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

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

Video: L'Maancha.. הנשמה לך

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

List Down to 10 of girls not in High School

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

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood August 30, 2018

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

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

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

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

NJ Gas Tax will rise 4.3 cents a Gallon this Fall

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

Sunset Road, Lakewood Construction Update from NJ American Water

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

Move Over Forward and Haaretz We have YWN

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

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

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

Tonight at Gourmet Glatt Lakewood

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

Jackson Children Receive Bus Passes, Challenges Loom

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

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

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

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

Askanim Dupe children into a Trip

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

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

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

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood August 29, 2018

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

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

Media Reports on Home Invasion at Gated community in Lakewood

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

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

Clicks over Community

Caring more about clicks than our community.

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

Lakewood BOE Meeting Today

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

Yaffed Plans to Bring Campaign to Lakewood and New Jersey

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

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

Home Invasion Robbery Injures Elderly Couple in Lakewood

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

Woodlake Country Club Golf Course Closes

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

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood August 28, 2018

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

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

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

Chai Elul With Rav Mannis Friedman in Lakewood

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

Rubashkin Thanks President Trump in Front of US Embassy in Jerusalem

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

Do As I Say Not As I Do

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

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

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

BOE to ask Lakewood Township for a $1.2 Million Grant

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

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


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

Monday, August 27, 2018

Tonight: Lakewood Zoning Board Meeting

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

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood August 27, 2018

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

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

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

New late Minyan Maariv at Chestnut Shul

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

Tefillos for the Mir Mashgiach Harav Aharon Chodosh

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

Tight Senate Race in NJ, Hugin closing the Gap

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Will Ateres Esther in Lakewood Open Next Week?

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

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

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

Oif Simchas Lakewood August 26, 2018

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

Video: Levin at 11 August 26 2018

Mesivtas in NJ May be Required to Carry Narcan Drug Antidote

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

Lakewood: Events Sunday August 26, 2018

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

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

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

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

Friday, August 24, 2018

President Trump Deports a Nazi, Silence From Frum Jewish Organizations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tidbits for this weeks Maftir and Haftorah

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

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

Seating Arrangements for Yomim Noraim 5779

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

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood August 23, 2018

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

The Shaitel free Issues are Out

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood August 22, 2018

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

Pushing Growth, while telling People not to Move

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

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

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

Lakewood Chaveirim adding 10 Members in Toms River and Jackson

Message from Lakewood Chaveirim on their social media platforms
Good News for Toms River...WE GOT YOUR BACK!!!
Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of donors from the Lakewood community and beyond, we are delighted to announce that we have reached our campaign goal of $250,000!

In the final days of the campaign, we have launched a bonus round with the fundraising goal of an additional $25,000. These funds will be allocated for equipping roughly 10 additional members in the Toms River and Jackson communities so that we can continue to meet the ever-growing demands of these rapidly expanding areas.

Letter from Lakewood Schools Superintendent

Dear Parents/Guardians:
I am writing to inform you of the arrest of Lakewood High School’s Assistant Principal, Major
Finklin, for child pornography.
Mr. Finklin was immediately placed on Administrative leave in accordance with Board policies
and procedures, and security measures were instantaneously put in place to protect the students
and staff of the Lakewood School District.
Please know that the district’s number one priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of every
student, and all actions have been taken to safeguard security throughout the district.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood August 21, 2018

 Chasuna: Paneth - Anemer at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
 Chasuna: Heiman - Kaplan at Ateres Reva hall
 Chasuna: Wolpin - Langleben at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
 Chasuna: Hirsch - Markowitz at Lake Terrace hall
-Sheva Brachos Viznitz Lakewood at Yeshiva ketana hall 120 2nd Street 7:15 pm

Toras Yisroel of Lakewood Fundraising Campaign

The cheder must raise $300,000 to open its doors to the newly enrolled students.

Donate HERE (campaign sponsored by Imperial Real Estate)
With Lakewood becoming one of the fastest growing communities, its chinuch infrastructure isn't capable of absorbing the influx of children. Gedolim and balie batim got together to establish a new cheder for heimish and chassidish kids: Toras Yisroel
The influx of children is great and there is no time to start a school, opening one grade at a time. Toras Yisroel needs to open for all grades, nursery through 9th, in one year! No parent can compromise for their children with an underdeveloped curriculum, a weak staff or a small building, and Toras Yisroel has hired the best melamdim and educators, and is conducting $150,000 worth of construction to make the building big, spacious and comfortable for all talmidim

Tonight: Kinus Hioirerus

A Kinus Hisorerus Lezecher Nishmas  Hayeled Shmuel Gellis A"H will take place tonight at Orchos Chaim hall 410 oberlin Avenue Lakewood at 7:45 pm Divrei Chizuk from Harav Yeruchom Olshin Shlita, Rav Boruch Yehuda Rabinowitz shlita, Rav of Kehilas Tallymawr in Toms River, RavAvrohom Schorr shlita, Rav Moshe Gellis shlita.

Today: Lakewood Planning Board Meeting

Lakewood Planning board meeting today August 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the municipal building
See Agenda HERE or below
watch Live stream HERE

Off to Cheder

מוסדות חסידי בעלזא לעייקוואד
Lakewood elementary boys school started this week for the new year after the summer vacation. Existing yeshivos added primary classes to accommodate the growth. This year a few new schools have opened primarily catering to the new chasidishe communities that have relocated to the Lakewood area. Sanz Klausenberg cheder opened yesterday with 3 classes, a new school, Toras Yisrael is opening with all classes from k- 9 catering to families with older children. Some schools arranged private transportation  the LSTA buses will begin in September.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Rechnitz to The Rescue!

MATZAV.COM  First Report: The news spread far and wide.

Details are still being ironed out, but Shlomo Yehuda has committed himself to providing the funding to ensure that Ateres Tziporah will open for the 2018 school year in a timely fashion. He will meet with board members of the school and others to ensure that going forward, the school will be able to operate on a firm financial footing, so that it can continue to educate its precious young charges b’derech Yisroel saba.

With the school year just days away, an outstanding mosad for chinuch habanos in Lakewood, NJ, would be forced to close its doors because of financial issues.

Ateres Tzipora, a school with an enrollment of 180 girls in primary through eighth grade, would shutter its doors, leaving these girls and their families with nowhere to turn.

Oif Simchas Lakewood August 20, 2018

-Chasuna: Shwartz - Berkowitz at  Neemas Hachaim hall Bais Tova
-Chasuna: Stern - Rosenbaum at  Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Cohen - Bendkowsky at Fountain ballroom Lakewood Cheder
- Chasuna: Greenfeld - Koenigsberg at Ateres Reva hall

-Vort: Hachosson Yosef Weissberger to Hakallah Bas R' Naftali Gottlieb at R' Forcheimer's shul 418   5th street Lakewood 8:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yitzchok Dick Ben R' Mottel  at Esther Gerber Hall, 590 Madison Ave Lakewood
-Vort: Hachosson to Hakallah Bas R' Yehuda Neuhaus at Bnos Devorah 360 oak street 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yaakov Meir Luwish to Hakallah Shira Katz Bas R' Yossi at Pine River Village simcha hall 36 Goldcrest Lakewood, NJ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hashovas Avaidah at Evergreen Kosher Lakewood

The Mitzva of Hashovas Avaidah to return a lost object is mentioned in this weeks parsha, Ki Setzei!
 @Evergreen Kosher supermarket in Lakewood Salvador from Aisle 4 found $100 on the floor. He brought it to management and they looked back on the cameras and traced back the Shopper that dropped it! Let’s all give a like for Salvador!

Announcing: Chaveirim of Toms River

As Towns around Lakewood grow they are setting up their own organizations and social services. They don't necessarily want to rely on Lakewood's existing organizations both for practical  and political reasons. The local residents have formed connections with local politicians and don't want to be dictated by others who don't live in their town.

Lawsuit can Fix Funding Formula for the Lakewood School District

Update by APP:  Judge did not issue any ruling today The case will continue.

A Judge will hear a case today brought by Lakewood attorney Arthur Lang of Lakewoodlaw.
The BOE  did not help him until this week.

APP reports Lang, a lawyer, longtime Lakewood resident, and a teacher since 2003, will argue the state commissioner of education should take action to fix a funding formula that doesn't account for the township's massive number of private school students when it distributes state aid. If Lang, 56, is successful, his effort could bring a remedy to a school district that each year accumulates debt. The Lakewood BOE did not join or support the lawsuit when it was filed in 2014. Last week On Thursday  BOE attorney asked to join in on the law suit.
The argument is simple.

In Lakewood, five times as many children attend private schools mostly Orthodox Jewish schools as public ones. The state education funding formula distributes money to Lakewood based on public enrollment of about 6,000, but requires the public school district to pay for costs for about 32,000 private school students in Lakewood. "It is simply wrong that the Department of Education funding formula ignores the existence of over 84 percent of the children of Lakewood when calculating adequate funding for Lakewood" read more at

Video: Save Ateres Tziporah

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood August 19, 2018

-Chasuna: Lefton - Kreitman Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga 12:00 pm Chupa
-Chasuna: Hoffman - Shapiro Ateres Reva
-Chasuna: Leizerson - Bodenheimer Ateres chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Gross - Rosen Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

-Vort: Hachosson Avigdor Strimber (Baltimore) to Hakallah Esther Sanders Bs R' Yaakov Meir @ 901 E.Kennedy blvd, Lakewood 2:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Dovy Rosenman (Monsey) to Hakallah Nomi Bursztyn tonight at the Bais Horahh simcha hall Madison and 4th street Lakewood, NJ 

-Vort: Hachosson to Hakallah Bas R' Yaakov Gottlieb at YTT Simcha hall 873 Vine Street Lakewood, NJ 7:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Shlomo Yitzchok Shustal ben Rav Aaron to hakallah Bas R' Wilner (Chicago) at 1110 Lexington  Avenue Lakewood 7:30 pm

Moadim L' simcha Succos 5779 Ordering Deadline Today

The Yomim Tovim are right around the corner. This year Rosh Hashana is Monday & Tuesday Yom Kippur is wednesday and Erev Sukkos comes out on Sunday.
 For those who order with Moadim L' Simcha the deadline to place an  order is today August 19th  2018 call 732-415-4290 for info or pick up a form in the Yeshiva you can also enter online. Place your order by tonight and receive a free package of Plastic cups

Videos: Levin at 11

Videos Part 1 & 2


Lakewood  update part 1  HERE

Lakewood Vaad Concerned about Those Who Scam the Lakewood Community

A Rare notice and robo call from the Lakewood VAAD not during Election season about a IRS Phone scam targeting the Lakewood community. It is pretty obvious from the phone call that its a scam but unfortunately people always fall victim. The Lakewood Police Dept  issued a tweet on Thursday" To Be cautious of a widespread IRS phone scam that is targeting Lakewood residents Do not give them your info. Hang up immediately."
 Its nice to see the VAAD is  looking out for those who try to take advantage and scam Lakewood residents perhaps they should do the same with the local governing body.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

FOUND!! Search Underway for Lakewood Bochur

The Missing Lakewood teen was B"H found safely in Paterson, NJ No further details available

Friday, August 17, 2018

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת שופטים רביעי דנחמתא תשע"ח

Erev Shabbos Kodesh Parshas Shoftim Friday 6 Elul 5778/August 17, 2018 Lakewood, NJ

-Candle Lighting 7:32 pm
-Shkiah/Sunset: 7:50 pm
-Weather: scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High around 90F. Chance   of rain 50%. 

מה נאוו על ההרים רגלי מבשר משמיע שלום מבשר טוב משמיע ישועה אמר לציון מלך אלהיך 
( מן ההפטרה ,אנכי אנכי הוא מנחמכם )

Help Stop Ateres Tzipora from Closing its Doors!

A message from Yosef Shidler             DONATE HERE

It’s hard to believe that just two weeks ago, my wife and I thought that we could relax and that our
problems were behind us after we finally received a long-awaited acceptance letter telling us that our daughter had been accepted into Ateres Tzipora, a wonderful school in Lakewood. It’s even more difficult to imagine that here I am, once again putting pen to paper (or more accurately, fingers to the keyboard) to write about another problem that is threatening to turn our lives upside down.

In short, with the start of the school year just days away, Ateres Tzipora will be forced to close its doors because of financial issues, unless $100,000 can be raised within the next week. This problem doesn’t just affect my daughter. Ateres Tzipora has an enrollment of 150 girls in kindergarten through eighth grade, many of whom were students at a different school that closed down for financial reasons just weeks ago.

Lehovin Newspaper Parshas Shoftim

Yogurt Drink from Pride of The Farm now available at Kosher West

                        New product kosher Chalav Yisrael Yogurt Drink by Pride of The farm

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Committee Approves Land Swap ordnance 4-0 Pretend to care about Open Space

The Lakewood township committee voted to approve a Land swap ordnance tonight at the meeting by a vote of 4-0. Committeeman Issac Akerman was not present. There was no discussion at all about the alleged corruption involved with this land swap. Committeeman Meir  Lichtenstein pretended to care about a potential open space issue and played dumb asking the township manager if the lot was on the list of properties prepared to be given by the township to the DEP for preserved land around waterways. (Just an hour before in the workshop meeting the officials acknowledged that they don't double check land swap parcels against the DEP list). No other issues were discussed.

One resident raised some concerns about open space and questioned how it can be approved. Lichtenstein insisted that the township is eager for this land swap because residents of Hearthstone neighborhood are desperate for a park that the town plans to build were they are receiving the other parcel. (Ray Coles together with the other committeemen clearly stated that they can have a beautiful park without this lot)

During the public comments a resident brought up an interesting question about the data mapping service contractor hired by the town for Lakewood Police. The addresses listed on the website and the checks from the township do not exist anymore. She questioned  how can we rely on its mapping services if they cant be accurate about their own address. Additionally she asked how do they get paid if there is no address where to send the checks since the ones on the checks are vacant properties.

Oif Simchas Lakewood, August 16, 2018

- Chasuna: Rishe - Ribiat Ateres Reva hall, Lakewood
- Chasuna: Guttman - Sternheim Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
- Chasuna: Jacoby - Olshin (Bas R' Aaron) Ne'emas Hachaim hall

Photos: Rubashkin In Eretz Yisrael

A 2:00 am a spontaneous dance took place at the zichron Moshe שטיבלאך after maariv see video below

At The Chasuna of Bais Viznitz in Lakewood

Photos: Simchas Bais Viznitz Lakewood: Last night in lake Terrace hall  wedding of daughter Harav Yaakov Yosef Twersky Viznitz Rav of Lakewood,  the chosson is a son of  Rav Yehoshua Leifer shlita, Rav of Kehillas Be'er Moshe of Monsey who heads the Oz Vehadar institute that completely upgraded our most essential sefarim, including the Chumash and entire Shas.

Rav Yeruchom Olshin Shlita wishing Mazel Tov

Tonight: Lakewood Township Committee Meeting

Lakewood Township meeting today Thursday August 16, 2018 at Municipal hall 7:30 pm
Watch  LIVE STREAM  HERE    workshop meeting HERE 5:30 pm
See Agenda HERE and below
Some items and ordinances: 2nd reading for land swaps, More Street vacations, request of funding for Lake Carasaljo Pedestrian Bridge, Authorizing The Procurement Of An Electronic Sign at Public Works, Private land sales,  Establish The Lakewood Shuttle Fee schedule, Rejecting All Bids For The 2018 Snow Plowing Service

60 Girls Still Not In High school for this coming year

Girls High Schools in Lakewood  are starting in less than 2 weeks but for 60 girls and their parents once again they sit home awaiting their fate as askanim school administrators and roshei mosdos get together to take in the final "leftover"  batch. Those who have been following the tremendous growth of the Lakewood community are aware of how difficult the school acceptance process is, Particularly for girls’ high schools, where there is not enough space. This year there is a new high school opening for the coming year Aderes Bais Yaakov, headed by Rav Bulman under the leadership of the Roshei yeshiva. Rebbetzin Drillman will be the menaheles. Supposedly, another school may open as well. Hopefully this will all be settled shortly so the bnos yisrael can walk around proudly and not hide their face in shame when their friends ask them about which school they will be going to..

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Rubashkin Heads to Eretz Yisrael

 Reb Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin heads to Eretz Yisrael following his release earlier this year. He will visit the Kosel and make rounds visiting gedolim rabbonim and amcha yidden who davened for him. He was recently given the go ahead to travel abroad for this specific trip only.

Oif Simchas Lakewood August 15, 2018

- Chasuna: Brus - Brog Ateres Reva hall 
- Chasuna: Rubin - Brezel at Lake Terrace hall
- Chasuna: Twersky - Liefer Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
- Vort: Hachosson  Yerachmiel Jundef to Hakallah Bas R' Yisrael Nussbaum at R'   Gissinger`s shul  175 Sunset rd Lakewood, NJ 8:00 pm.

First United States Chaplains Task Force class graduates in Toms River, New Jersey.

First United States Chaplains Task Force class graduates in Toms River, New Jersey. United States Chaplain Task Force formerly NYS Chaplain Task Force debuted its first class in Toms River NJ. . The class graduated Thursday, August 2’nd in the Ocean County college auditorium. This was a full class of Orthodox Jewish chaplains that are ready to serve the larger community of Southern NJ for the years to come. . The New York State Chaplain Task Force recently changed its name to the United States Chaplain Task Force as it began broadening its services beyond NYS. . The Chaplain Task Force has a membership of over 2,500 chaplains of 14 different faiths that serve hospitals, police departments, prisons and wherever there is a need in the community for a professionally trained chaplain. . Honored at the graduation were Toms River Police Lieutenant Mike Miller, Toms River Councilwoman Laurie Hurik and Toms River Police Chaplain Rabbi Ab

Sefer Torah Campaign in memory of Shmuel Gellis a''h.

The Tallymawr Community, along with friends of the Gellis family are launching a Sefer Torah campaign in memory of Shmuel Gellis a"h. The Sefer Torah will be donated to the Tallymawr Community, home to the Gellis family.
 Dedication opportunities HERE

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Claim: A Land Swap Deal That will cost Lakewood Taxpayers While a Committeeman Can Profit off it

 In less than 48 hours there is an ordnance up for second reading a property is being transferred to a corporation owned by a business associate and partner of  A Lakewood Committeeman. Swapping a lower valued property for a higher valued one that can be flipped for a profit, according to reports in two websites

 Lakewood Township Committee giving away very valuable commercially-zoned land  for bupkes at below market Value  swapping it  at its assessed value which is much lower  than if it would be at its appraised value or sold on the open market. By exchanging public land for private land based on the properties’ assessed values,  they can flip their new acquisition for a profit at the appraised value. 

Read the full story  HERE on

"Lobbyist to Swap for Preservation Property at Costco-Brick Border"

Investigative Report HERE on NJ News and Views 

More from - This little worthless parcel, which you cant do anything with (and the township professionals admitted that we don’t even need), for prime real estate right off of Route 70 between Costco and Home Depot (Block 1264 Lot 1). This parcel of land is zoned for commercial use.  Prime prime real estate.  The Township also owns several contiguous parcels (totaling a few acres) in that area and as soon as he gets control of one of the parcels, he can go ahead and conduct a private sale via his friends on the committee for the adjacent parcels. At that point he can turn around and sell the whole shebang for millions. 

Oif Simchas Lakewood August 14, 2018

Weather: Scattered thunderstorms during the evening

- Chasuna: Klein - Orshitzer at Neemas Hachaim hall;
- Chasuna: Rimpler - Eizekovitz at Ateres Rivka hall Bais Yaakov James St, Lkwd 
- Chasuna: Jacobs - Ungarischer at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

Lakewood Got Top Rainfall in NJ

 During the drenching thunderstorms that rolled across the state on Monday, Aug. 13, Lakewood received the most rainfall 

- Lakewood got the most rain in all of  NJ yesterday at  8 .01 inches.
- Lakewood Chaveirim Volunteer members responded to over 300 calls
- Governor Phil Murphy  declared a state of emergency in Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean and   Passaic counties
- Brick township over 100 homes evacuated due to Flooding.
- Howell: The bridge on Lakewood-Allenwood Road in between Cascades Blvd and Vienna Road has been compromised from the rain. The roadway will be closed indefinitely. Detours will be in place.

Lakewood publications will Not Accept Ads that Contain Photos of Shaitels

New Sheitel guidelines for the Lakewood media and publications. At the request of Poskim the Voice of Lakewood, BP weekly and Lakewood shopper have agreed not to print ads that contain pictures of wigs including just locks of hair.
 An email sent from TVOL to its advertisers:
In compliance with the request of many leading Lakewood poskim; The Voice, BP Weekly and Lakewood Shopper have agreed not to accept for publication any advertisements which contain photos of wigs (including just locks of hair). This agreement goes into effect starting August 23. We hope this does not cause to much hardship for you. 

Video: Levin at 11 Rosh Chodesh Elul

Video: Lakewood's Importance

Monday, August 13, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood August 13, 2018

-Chasuna: Frank - Ney At Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: Kops - Feldman Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Tabak - Kain at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Vort Hachosson Tuvia Greenspan to Hakallah Malki Spinrad (Toronto) at 43 Sherie Court Lakewood (Off Pine Park) 3:00-7:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Hillel Waldman to Hakallah Chaya Leba Roth Bas R' Chaim at Stolin B"M 153 E. 7th street Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm

Selichos Minyanim in Lakewood for Sefardim Elul 5778

Shiva Info

- Shiva for Rebbetzin Miriam Jurkanski, A”h at 601 5th street Lakewood, NJ getting up tomorrow, Tuesday morning

- Shiva for Rebbetzin Sheila Feinstein a'h:  at 1870 Drumgoole Road  East, at Staten Island yeshiva  Shachris: 7:30.  Mincha 1:30.  Maariv: 8:50, no  visitors from 12 - 1:30 PM please.  Phone 718-317-0810.  Getting up Wednesday morning

- Shiva Mishpachas Gellis at 1450 Walden ave Lakewood  shachris 7:30 mincha 7:00 pm , maariv 9:00 pm. (No visitors between 2-3 or after 10) Getting up Thursday Morning

Flooded Basements? Lkwd Chaveirim to The Rescue

Lakewood Chaveirim has responded to over 100 calls already this morning assisting the dozens of flooded homes, basements and rescuing stranded drivers & people from homes.
See Video below of flooded basement windows

TIP: If your window well looks like this grab a bucket and try and empty whatever you can before it leaks into your basement.

see Video below courtesy of  LNN

Flash Flood warning Road Closures in Lakewood

Traffic nightmare Route 88 backed up from, Madison avenue to New Hampshire!

Numerous accidents and road closures due to flooding.The NWS has issues a Flash Flood warning for the Lakewood area until 12:30 pm.
- A state of emergency has been declared in Brick Township, NJ to deal with severe flooding caused by the morning's storms. -LPD: Police Chief Greg Meyer: “Stay home if possible - roads are flooded. Don’t drive into deep standing water
Photos and videos see Lakewood News network

-Route 9 is flooded between James and Prospect  streets.
-South Clifton shut between Rt 88 and Hurley (sinkhole)
-James closed after Sunset and Hearth ct
-Route 88 backed up from Madison to Ocean point 
-Princeton and 4th flooded and closed
-Melville shut 
-MLK closed between Pine and Lincoln street

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Pole fire Causes Power Outage in Jackson and Lakewood

 A utility pole fire on East Veterans Highway was the cause of a  power outage to hundreds of customers in Jackson and Lakewood on Sunday night at 9:30 pm. Power has been restored to some areas those still affected can expect a restoration by 12:30 am according to JCP&L. Current outages are in the James street and Cross street Farady area of Lakewood and Brewers Bridge rd in Jackson.

Oif Simchas Lakewood Rosh Chodesh Elul 5778

-Chasuna: Paperman - Altstader at Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Ashuel - David at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
-Vort: Hachosson Moshe Fenster to Hakallah Leah Bursztyn Bas R' Aron Tzvi at khal Bnei Torag 304 Monmouth Ave Lakewood 7:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yingi Rubin to Hakallah Nechama Sandler Vort Sunday at 111 Reagan Court (Off Adams) 7:00 pm.

-Vort: Hachosson Matis Glatzer to Hakallah Bas R' Chaim Wolf at Madison manor 401 Madison Avenue Lakewood 6:00 pm

What Keeps Lakewood's Downtown and town from Thriving and Increased Traffic

Submitted by HH
We had the opportunity to bring in many stores that would have been able to revitalize our downtown and keep it from becoming a location of storefronts for drug dealers that need to launder their cash and other illegal activities. Unfortunately our own committeemen were too invested in building "convenient" strip malls and attracting some stores away from the area that quite frankly would have benefited from a more visible downtown setting. Small changes and a continuation of parking lots on the east side of Clifton, similar to what we have on the west side, could have made the downtown driver friendly and a walkable shopping experience. Perhaps not for daily needs such as groceries ,but for dining and specialty shopping. Small eateries open until late would have helped the area as well. Of course we would not promote bars and outdoor cafes to fill Clifton ave.
The downtown is the face of Lakewood. We are judged by how it looks. When we see million dollar homes and billboards for all types of fancy lifestyle stores , and our downtown remains a crime ridden slum, it does not reflect nicely on our community.

Pre Elul Shmooze from R' Mota Frank on the Atlantic

Mashpia Reb Mota Frank delivers a prep shmuz for Elul to members of the Barditchev Kloiz in Lakewood on  a boat ride off the Jersey Shore.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Elul Zman 5778 Begins Motzei Shabbos in Lakewood

The Boys are back from Camp, the shofar will sound Sunday morning  and so will the kol Torah. Elul Zman 5778  officially begins this Motzei shabbos Parshas Re'eh in Bais Medrash Govoha with a short Chavrusah tumul on Sunday. The yeshiva will be learning Maseches Gittin. The other yeshivos and Mesivtos in Lakewood are starting Sunday night or Monday. The hustle and bustle is back as the quiet days of summer vacation are coming to an end.
Boys elementary schools will be starting the following week on different days. Girls are in camp for another  2 weeks and many families are planing last minute vacations to Lancaster and elsewhere.
 Hatzlocha and a gut chodesh to all.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת ראה שבת ראש חודש אלול לייקווד

Lakewood, New Jersey Erev Shabbos Kodesh/Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Parshas Re"eh Friday 29 Av 5778/August 10, 2018  Rosh Chodesh Elul is on Shabbos and Sunday

-Candle lighting: 7:42 pm
-Shkiah: 8:00 pm
-Weather: Shabbos day Thunderstorms likely. High 83F. Chance of rain 90%.

                                כִּי עַם קָדוֹשׁ אַתָּה, לַה' אֱלֹהֶיךָ וּבְךָ בָּחַר ה' לִהְיוֹת לוֹ לְעַם סְגֻלָּה, מִכֹּל הָעַמִּים, אֲשֶׁר עַל-פְּנֵי הָאֲדָמָה

Hamodia: Tribute To Rebbetzin Sheila Feinstein, A”h 
NEW YORK - Hundreds gathered Thursday morning to mourn the petirah of Rebbetzin Sheila (Chava Sarah) Feinstein, a”h, the wife of, ybl”c, Harav Reuven Feinstein, shlita, who was niftar on Wednesday night, 28 Menachem Av. She had been hospitalized for the past two weeks following serious injuries suffered in an automobile accident. The Rebbetzin was in her late 70s.

Photo: Chaskel Bennett
At the levayah, held at the Yeshivah of Staten Island, Rav Reuven spoke of his late Rebbetzin’s great dedication in her essential role in enabling his own growth and decades of harbotzas haTorah.
“She supported me … she was mechazek me and took care of the whole olam hazeh part of my life,” he said.

With a commanding and regal presence, joined with exceptional intelligence and wit, Rebbetzin Feinstein’s dynamic personality propelled her to be one of the pillars upon which her husband’s yeshivah stood, and to be among the most trusted and loyal assistants to her revered father-in-law, Harav Moshe Feinstein, zt”l. At the same, she was a highly respected educator for many years in New York City’s Public School system and later in several mosdos haTorah.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

BD"E Tragedy In the Catskills

The Levaya and Kvurah will  take place 10:30 AM Friday at the Lakewood Bais Hachaim corner 7th and Ramsey.  Shiva at the in laws (Gottlieb)1450 Walden Avenue, Lakewood, NJ.

A  3 year old child was struck and killed R"L this evening in the Catskills.  Shmuel Gelis Z”L, son of R' Moshe and Batsheva  from Toms River, NJ, was struck by an ice cream truck and went into cardiac arrest. The accident took place at Birchwood Estates,  in Monticello, NY. reports Catskills Hatzolah were quickly called to the scene and made attempts at resuscitation. The victim was later transferred to Catskill Regional Medical Center where he was nifter r”l a short while later. According to initial reports the ice cream truck driver was not negligent  in the collision.   Boruch Dayan Emmes

Oif Simchas Lakewood August 9, 2018

-Chasuna: Sauer - Farkas Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Pines - Katz Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chasuna: Teichman - Darabaner Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
- Chasuna: Beer - Gelb Ateres Reva hall

-Vort: Hachosson Shlomo Zalman Brog to Bas R' Moshe Garfinkel at Westgate Simcha hall 3- 6 pm
-Vort: Hachoson Hillel  Apfel To Hakallah Bas R' Nosson Hirschberg  at Rabbi Forchheimer's Shul   418 5th Street 8:00 pm -10:00 pm

Video: At The Levaya Of Rebbetzin Sheila Feinstein A'H in Staten Island Yeshiva

 Video of Procession

Getting Ready for the New School year

All stocked for new Zman  at Judaica Plaza Lakewood
Photo Courtesy of Photographer

Video: Driver Attacked

Courtesy of Kol Haolam : Woman attacks local Jewish business owner in Lakewood after she repeatedly blocked his car from passing her on a roadway. Police eventually found and arrested her.

Erev Rosh Chodesh Elul 5778 Yom Kippur Koton Minyanim in Lakewood

Minyanim for Mincha and Yom Kippur Koton in Lakewood

-BMG- 1:45 pm at Bais Shalom, Maariv B"M, Princeton upstairs, Forest B'M 
7:00pm at Yoshon B"M, Bais Shalom. 
Shmuz from the Mashgiach Rav Mattisyahu Solomon shlita 6:25 pm in Maariv B"M.
-Lev Avos 1:20 pm
-Somerset Walk 1:35 pm and 7:00 pm
-Alumni B'M  1:45 pm
-Hearthstone Shul  1:40 & 7:15
-Prospect Vines at 1:40 and 7:00
-B"M Kelmwoods westgate 2:45 pm & 7:15 (Ezras Nashim open)
-Regency shul 6:00 pm followed by a -Hachnosas Sefer Torah
-Coventry Square 7:15 pm
-Sterling Place Ashkenaz  7:00 pm
-ohr Yechezkel 7:00 pm
-Breslov 7:00pm
-Satmar every hour till shkiah on the half
-Stamford Meadows 8:30 pm

Woodbourne Shul Thursday Yom Kippur Katan at: 1:45, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, and 8:00.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

BD'E Rebbetzin Sheila Feinstein A"H

Live stream Video Hook up HERE of Levaya or HERE
Call in Number 641-552-5300 press Live shiurim
other call in number 410- 709- 2051 live hookup

Rebbetzin Sheila Feinstein ,the wife of Harav Reuvain Feinstein shlita, Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshiva of Staten Island, was niftar Wednesday evening, following complications from an auto accident she was involved in two weeks ago. The Levayah will be tomorrow ,Thursday morning at 11:30 am at Yeshivah of Staten Island,  1870 Drumgoole Rd E. Staten Island, NY

Kevuruh will be in Eretz Yisroel  
Source- Hamodia Rebbetzin Feinstein was very respected for her wisdom and

Oif Simchas Lakewood August 8, 2018

Chasuna: Klein - Wagner at Lake terrace hall
Chasuna: Avrumi Caller Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

-Vort: Hachosson Naftali Freund to Hakallah Pessy Tessler Bas R' Shimmy  at 60 Arosa Hill   Lakewood
-Vort: Hachosson ben R' Shaul Halpern to Hakallah Bas  R' Dovid Glick at  Ateres Yeshaya  8:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson r Eli Meir Berzansky to Hakallah Nechama Shatzkes @ BM   Torah V'Chaim, 703 Park Ave Lakewood, 7:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yitzchok Cukier to Hakallah Feigy Lichtenstein (Toronto) 1101 14th street   Lakewood 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Ahron to Hakallah Neuman at  Madison Manor 401 Madison ave Lakewood 7:30 pm

Lkwd Road Closures

-Airport Rd closed between Parkway Entrance and Oak St due to an oil spill clean up. All businesses are still accessible.
- Williams Street between James Street and Buttell Avenue will be closed for road work, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM from through Friday of this week.
- 8th Street between Forest & Madison

Committeeman Mocks Resident "I Don't Wear a Sign on my back that says Kick Me"

An email message to a township committeeman circulating on social media(probably through OPRA request) from a Lakewood resident upset about Traffic. In the email the resident called a few times and was ignored. He was upset about the daily traffic, what should be a 6-7 minute commute now takes over 20 minutes. The assistant tells the committeeman that a very upset resident would like to talk to him.  A follow up email says that the resident called again and is still very upset he never called him. The response from the committeeman  "I'm not returning his call,I don't wear a sign on my back that says kick me".

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood Auguust 7, 2018

-Chasuna: Strom -  Schneidman Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Hymes - Charish  at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Fiddle - At Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Finkel - Yurowitz  at Ateres Reva hall

-Chasuna: Stimler - Neuman at  Brightstone hall (Passaic)
-Chasuna: Salem  - Scher Atrium Plaza (Monsey) 

-Tehilim Refoel Yehuda ben Aidel at Beren Chabura Rooms

-Parlor Meeting Minyashelanu/ Xtremerunners 1382 Lanes Mill 7:45 pm

Audio: Hespedim on Satmar Rebbe ztl By Rav Yaakov Kamenetzky and Rav Shneur Kotler ZTL

The Hespedim were delivered 39 years ago following the Petirah of the Satmar Rebbe Rav Yoel Teitelbaum ZTL whose Yartzheit is today 26 Av. The Rebbe was Niftar in August 1979 Rav Shneur Kotler was niftar in June of 1982. First Hesped is by Rav Yakov Kamenetzky followed by Rav Shneur Kotler it starts at minute mark 27:30.  Audio courtesy of  Torah Downloads

Tefillos for Rebbetzin Feinstein

A Messsage from Agudath Israel of America:
Rebbetzin Sheila Feinstein tichyeh has suffered a setback and is in need of refu'os v'yishuos.  Please daven for Chavah Sarah bas Ita Devorah. The Rosh Hayeshiva Harav Reuven Feinstein shlita is at home and recovering from the car accident.  His name for tefillos is Sholom Reuven ben Shima.

May we share besoros tovos.

Chaim Dovid Zwiebel

Today - Lakewood Planning Board Meeting

Lakewood, NJ Planning Board Meeting will takep lace today August 7, 2018 at the municipal hall 6:00 pm
Watch Live Stream HERE
full Agenda HERE

Residents Upset about NJ state Busing Law?

Last year  Jackson school district provided busing for  62 private school students, consisting largely of Donovan Catholic students  and other private school students as mandated by law, there was no outrage or nasty Facebook posts.
 APP reports about Jackson residents "upset they had to pay for students attending private school out of town." In reference to the BOE  plan to bus students to Lakewood private schools.
No mention at all that this is mandated by NJ state law to provide transportation to all students who live 2 miles from their school. This is not courtesy busing at all, the parents of these kids are paying property taxes yet not even using the public school system. 
More ignorance without checking the facts.

Lakewood BOE Rehires Attorney for 600K , Teachers get 1.5 million Pay Raise in Salaries for next 3 years

The Lakewood Board of Education voted on a resolution to rehire Board attorney Michael Inzelbuch at the same rate of 50k per month for the upcoming school year. In addition to the base salary the board will pay $475 per hour for attorney fees and costs and $75 an hour for para legal services for certain cases, an increase from $350 last year. The Health insurance reimbursement was taken out of the contract State Monitor David Shafter approved the new contract.

The Board voted to increase teachers salaries by 3.2% a year for the next 3 years! This came after negotiations with the teachers union the LEA and LAA. For this year 2018-19 it will be an increase of $1,525,675 in salary payments.

The board approved a $15,000 salary increase for the assistant business administrator.

Video of BOE Meeting- Below

Tonight: Lakewood Night Out Against Crime

-Howell: 5-8 pm in the Lanes Mill Market Place on Rt. 9. 
-Jackson: At Shop Rite plaza , N. County Line Rd. and Cook Rd. 6-9 pm
-Lakewood: LPD will host National night out against Crime at at Pine Park from  4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Kosher Pizza, Ice's, Ice cream, BBQs, (Mashgiach) and Raffles. fireworks show at the end of the event.