Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood October,31 2018

Chasuna: Cohen - Gelfand  at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga 
Chasuna: Levychaim - Eider  at Ateres Reva hall
Chasuna: Meissner - Greenberger at  Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Kaminetsky - Oretz at Ne'emas Hachaim Hall

-Vort: Hachosson Chaim Shickman to Hakallah Chana Lenchitz Bas Rav Dovid Z"L at Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 E. County Line Rd Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm

Bob Hugin Coming to Lakewood for Meet and Greet

Republican Candidate Bob Hugin will visit Lakewood Thursday November 1, 2018 for a meet and greet event at 1880 West County Line Rd Lakewood, NJ 5:30 pm

Lakewood Vaad Endorses Menendez, over Hugin, says Both Equally Abysmal Positions on social Issues

The Lakewood Vaad is endorsing Bob Menendez in the NJ senate race over Bob Hugin. The endorsement comes in part to his unwavering support for klal Yisroel and that he voted against the Obama Iran deal.  Many in Lakewood voted for Trump and are wary of Menendez policies, social agenda and the possibility of his support to impeach the president as well as his vote against Justice Kavanaugh. The Vaad, in an effort to explain their choice wrote the following statement:

 Note Regrettably, Menendez and Hugin have equally abysmal positions on social issues, publicly supporting Toeiva and women’s choice. Mr. Menendez’s legal encounters also give us pause. Yet at the end of the day it is clear that Mr. Menendez has earned our gratitude and vote.

Lakewood Election Notice

Lakewood Vaad election endorsements-

When Real Estate went Up in Lakewood

A old Yiddish Newspaper in the early 1900's offering readers the opportunity to own a parcel of land in Lakewood for the cheap price of $47.50 with purchase of a subscription. It warns, that real estate prices are going up. The newspaper was called the Yiddish Tagblatt.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 30, 2018

Chasuna: Shapiro - Hamburger  at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Chasuna; Gabioff - Arnstein at  Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Shechet - Saltz  at Ateres Reva hall
Chasuna: Glatzer - Wolf  at Lake Terrace Hall

-Vort:  Hachosson Ari Weinberg to Hakallah Bas Rav Refoel Moshe Gettinger  at Bnos Devorah hall 360 Oak street Lakewood NJ 8:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yehuda Berkowitz to Hakallah bas R' Yitzy Weitman at Ateres Yeshaya hall 7:30-10:30pm

Video: Trump Arrives in Pittsburgh with Jewish Delegation

(Reuters)U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Pittsburgh on Tuesday to show support as thousands of mourners attended the first funerals for victims of a mass shooting at the city’s Tree of Life congregation on the Jewish Sabbath. The Republican president said he would visit hospitalized police officers and other people wounded in the attack.

Trick or Treating in Toms River

Tonight: Hespedim for Rav Yitzchok Paler zt'l at Chesterfield Commons

There will be Hespedim tonight for Harav Yitzchok Paler ZT"L Rosh Yeshiva Mekor Chaim, at the Chestefield commons shul in Lakewood. Maariv is at 8:30 pm followed by Hespedim at 8:45 pm Maspidim, His Brother Rav Simcha bunim and Rav Zecharia shlita sons in law Rav Yisrael Meir Krupenia and Rav Avrohom Nussbaum. The Ezras nashim will be open.

Where is the outcry? 15 Neshamos without a School

The clock is changing this week, its winter, this shabbos is mevorchim chodesh Kislev but 15 girls in Lakewood are still out of school sitting home. This week the world cried for 11 neshamos in Pittsburgh, in Lakewood askanim and The Vaad called on the Lakewood community for tefillos to be recited in the wake of the tragedy.

Why are we silent for these 15 neshamos at home in Lakewood who are sitting home crying 2 months into the school year waiting to sit at a desk in a classroom. at least a call for tefillah? Does anyone care? Do we even shed a tear?

Monday, October 29, 2018

Store front shot up at Lakewood- Howell Border -  Gun shots on Oct. 27th shattered the store front of Elisheva, the largest women’s wig store catering to orthodox Jewish women, cancer patients, and people of all religions who need a wig. Located in Howell, Elisheva also serves the entire Jewish community from Lakewood, New Jersey to Jewish people that travel from New York.

“The more hatred you show, the stronger we grow,” Herb Celler of Lakewood, New Jersey said after his business store front had gun shots blasted through the glass.

“People come from all over including New York to experience getting their sheitel, also known as head covering for Jewish women,” Attorney Daryl Kipnis, owner of Kipnis Law Offices said. “This antisemitic act targeted our Jewish community and one of the most prominent, well known businesses that serves Jewish women as well as cancer patients and people who need a wig. They’re the best in the business.”

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 29, 2018

Chasuna: Bodek - Daum at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
Chasuna: King - Nadoff at Ateres Chana hall Bais faiga
Chasuna: Liebiker - Adler at Lake Terrace Hall

-Vort: Hachosson Yisrael Meir Friedman to Hakallah Bracha Mozes bas R' Menachem at Khal Bnei Torah 304 Monmouth Avenue lakewood, NJ 6:30 pm

-Vort: Hachosson Ashie Fuchs to Hakallah Numi Lubet bas R' Mordechai
 at  Bais Nosson Tzvi 1445 14th street Lakewood, NJ 

Don't be Distracted there are Municipal Elections coming up

 Next week is local municipal elections in Lakewood, the incumbents are asking to keep their seats for another 3 year term.
 The usual election campaigns that Lakewood was used to, is pretty quiet. The media and politicians are busy with  guns anti semitisim  and security.  They don't want you to focus on the issues that are going on and affecting Lakewood citizens that happened under their watch.

 Property taxes in Lakewood are going up over $1000 in some places. They don't want you to talk about the traffic, the wasted hours people spend on Lakewood roads every day. They don't want you to focus on why neighboring towns are all scared of Lakewood style development.  They don't want you to focus on kids not in school. they don't want you to focus on zoning and planning that was pushed against the will of the majority of Lakewood. They don't want you to focus that Lakewood is not affordable anymore to buy a home.
When you have no record to run on its easier to spin and deflect and talk about guns in shul and schools hoping people will be afraid and think..

Authorities Investigate Doll in Lakewood with Knife Through it

Authorities investigating a doll with a knife though its head into a tree in  Lakewood NJ. The Doll was wearing clothing similar to school uniform worn by local children. NJ1015 reports,The wooded area off on Swarthmore Avenue where the rag doll was found is near the Toras Menachem elementary boys school. Lakewood police chief Greg Myer spoke to school administrators after it was removed. No children saw the doll, according to the chief.
"Although the act is certainly disturbing in nature, there isn’t any evidence on scene to suggest that this was intended to terrorize or send a message of hate to any particular person or group," Staffordsmith said, adding that the case remained under investigation.
Photo credit @Breaking 911

Pittsburgh Jewish Community copes with Tragedy

Hamodia- NEW YORK -
A day after a horrific shooting murdered 11 Jews at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, the city’s Jewish community was still reeling from the gravity of the tragedy, thought to be America’s largest attack against Jews. Rabbi Sam Weinberg, principal and educational director of the Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh told Hamodia that the close-knit nature of the city’s Jewish community has made the events even more painful.

“I don’t think that I’ve adequately processed it yet,” he said. “We’re a small community where everyone knows everyone, so we are all affected…but we Jews are a resilient people and we will be bigger than this.” As the attack occurred Shabbos morning, many learned during davening that a shooting was in progress in the area. Congregation Poale Tzedek, a shul near the scene, was temporarily placed under a police lockdown while police neutralized the shooter at Tree of Life Congregation.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 28, 2018

Chasuna: Falik - Birnbaum at Lake Terrace hall
Chasuna: Orbach -Teitelbaum  at Ateres Reva
Chasuna: Zafrani - Choueka at Ne'emas Hachaim hall

-Vort: Hachosson Mutty Ebstein to Hakallah Frumy Feldberger at B"M willow court 1445 Willow Court, Lakewood  7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Eli Aryeh to Hakallah Tzippy Dunst  at 978 River Avenue, Lakewood at 5:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Shai Heller to Hakallah Saralee Engel  at 40 Steven Lane, Lakewood 5:00pm 8:00pm
-Vort: Hachosson Reuven Goldberg to Hakallah  Elisheva Grossman at 97  east 9th st, Lakewood, NJ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Nesanel Elefant to Hakallah Chana Trainer (LA) at 7 Flannery drive Lakewood 8:30 pm

Rantree Kumzitz to bennefit Yeshiva of Cartarett ,  Sunday Oct 28th, at 1532 Laguna Lane.Lakewood 8:00 pm

APP: Letter from Rabbi Kotler- Pittsburgh mass shooting threatens America itself

Letter from Lakewood Rabbi Kotler CEO of BMG printed in the Asbury Park Press

App- This Sabbath, America, that flickering beacon of freedom for a troubled world, witnessed a new twist in an ancient prejudice. Murder in a house of prayer, committed in any country, speaks of bottomless depravity.  In the United States it is far more chilling. When churches in Charleston are turned to charnel, it’s time for a profound reexamination. After the horrific killing three years ago of nine peaceful African-American worshippers, on a quiet summer evening, sandwiched of all things between Flag day and Father’s day, no such national reflection took place.

Charleston was followed two years later by the mayhem of Charlottesville. Then too no such self reflection began.

Now, white and blue prayer shawls in Pittsburgh are stained red with blood, - forming, most ironically, the colors of the American flag. Eleven innocent Americans of the Jewish faith, praying in peace in Pittsburgh’s idyllic Squirrel Hill neighborhood are dead, victims of an Americanized new version of the most ancient hatred — anti-Semitism.

Will we let America’s beacon, now nearly 250 years old, be extinguished?  For surely we realize, it’s


”מרחשוון”  “מר” – כמשמעו הוא רע ומר, שהרי לא זכה חודש מרחשוון לחגים משלו, והוא שומם ומשמים באין שמחה
גם רבו בו הצרות והפורענויות שבאו לעולם

Mabul started on 17 Cheshvan
Kristalnacht was 16 Cheshvan 1939
Massacre at Chabad house in Mumbai was 28 Cheshvan  5769/ 2008
Massacre at shul in Har Nof was on 25 Cheshvan  5775/ 2014
Massacre at Pittsburgh Synagogue was on 18 Cheshvan 5779/ 2018
הבית השלישי ייבנה דווקא בחודש מרחשוון, כשם שנחנך בו הבית הראשון, ואז תיעלמנה האותיות “מר” משמו, והוא ייקרא בישראל “חשוון”.


Saturday, October 27, 2018

CDC: Measles confirmed in Ocean County

LAKEWOOD — A case of measles has been confirmed in Ocean County.
A man who went to the Center for Health, Education, Medicine and Dentistry (CHEMED) medical facility in Lakewood with a rash on his back was confirmed by a CDC lab test on Friday to have had measles, state health officials said Friday. The man had returned from a trip to Israel where cases have increased.
The DOH warned that anyone who was at the following locations may have been exposed and should contact a doctor or health provider.

Schul Satmar, 405 Forest Avenue, Lakewood — Saturday, Oct. 13 - Monday, Oct. 21.

Eat a Pita, 116 Clifton Ave., Lakewood — Monday, Oct. 15

CHEMED Health Center, 1771 Madison Ave., Lakewood — Wednesday, Oct. 17 (3 p.m. - 6 p.m.) and Oct. 18 (10:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
Health officials said people who were exposed could develop symptoms as late as Nov. 11.

Police in Lakewood, Toms River step up patrols following Horrific shooting at Pittsburgh synogogue

Police in Lakewood and Toms River have increased patrols near synagogues public places  following a shooting that took place at a Pittsburgh temple that left at least 11 dead.
Names of the Kedoshim  HY"D
Joyce Feinberg, 75
Rich Gotfried, 65
Rose Malinger, 97
Jerry Rabinowitz, 66
Cecil Rosenthal, 59
David Rosenthal, 54 (brothers)
Bernice Simon, 84
Sylvan Simon, 86 (a married couple)
Daniel Stein, 71
Melvin Wax, 88
Irving Youngner, 69

APP reports Lakewood police Capt. Gregory Staffordsmith said that patrol officers assigned to areas in which synagogues are located have been instructed to "conduct extra checks in response to today's shooting in Pennsylvania. "In addition, officers assigned to our special response team have been deployed and will be visible and available if needed," Staffordsmith wrote in an email.

The shooting happened shabbos morning at the conservative Etz Hachaim synagogue in Pittsburgh. 11 People were killed R"L. The shooter said all Jews must die as he entered the shul and began shooting. President Trump  described the shooting in Pittsburgh as “pure evil” and an “anti-Semitic act.” “That is something you wouldn’t believe could still be going on.”

Friday, October 26, 2018

Democrats and Republicans accuse each other of Having Ties to Lakewood

No one wants to be associated with Lakewood  its a sad reality of what the perception about it, is.
elections in nearby towns to Lakewood are running  with anti Lakewood development campaigns blaming opponents for their ties to Lakewood style development. In  Jackson has both democrats and republicans accusing each other of having connections to powerful Lakewood power brokers and developers. Same story in Howell with democrats blaming republicans for approved Lakewood style development.

Sadly, Lakewood has now become synonymous as a town with overbuilding traffic and congestion and is used by political parties to tarnish one another. Politicians are trying to distance themselves or be associated with Lakewood. It is now used to scare off voters living in nearby towns for fear that the same  will  be coming their way. In Jackson, republicans accuse the democrats to be under the control of powerful Lakewood Democrat operatives, and ties to the Vaad.  While Democrats accuse republicans of ties to powerful Lakewood developers.  Election mailers and flyers, instead of focusing on local issues, are turning attention with negative messages about Lakewood. 

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת וירא

Friday, October 26, 2018 / י״ז חשון תשע״ט Lakewood, NJ

Candle lighting: 5:43 pm
shkia/sunset:  6:01 pm

Prepare a Blech in case of power outage 

Weather:.HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 am Friday night to 11 AM Shabbos morning Rain and a few thunderstorms. Windy, especially in the morning. High 59F.  Rainfall possibly over one inch. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

מנהגו בקודש של רביה"ק ר' ישעי'לע מקרעסטוער זיע"א לטבול פרוסת המוציא בדבש בש"ק פרשת וירא שקוראים קריאת התורה של ימי ראש השנה.

14 Yidden in IDF Jail This Shabbos

A town of Hachnosas Orchim

Repost: Parshas Vayera- The Capitol hotel was the place were many meshulachim and guests would stay while spending time in Lakewood, it has now gone. There are many private homes who offer guests to stay in for extended periods of time free of charge. B'H we have large homes with basements and attics to accommodate guests who stay in town. Its not only sleeping arrangements, but for food and meals, the Tomchei Tzedaka arranges nightly suppers and vouchers at local eateries. With both the Capitol and the former Solomon's suites closed, guest space is a bit harder to come by. However, local tzadikim and

Lakewood Elections: Independent Candidate

Harav Chaim Boruch Wolpin, Zt”l, Stoliner Rosh Yeshivah

The levayah will take place at 11 o’clock Friday morning at Yeshivah Karlin Stolin, 5401-18th Ave. The aron will be flown to Eretz Yisrael on Motzoei Shabbos for kevurah. by Yochonon Donn (BROOKLYN) - The hand trembles and the heart weeps as I write about the beloved Rosh Yeshivah, a vibrant and powerful presence in the lives of those who knew him, in the past tense.
Harav Chaim Boruch Wolpin, zt”l, who was niftar Thursday afternoon at the age of 88, after a lifetime of Torah and avodas Hashem, was a paradigm of hasmadah and warmth for hundreds of talmidim during his four decades at the helm of Yeshivah Karlin Stolin in Boro Park. Within five seconds of the last amen ending Minchah, his hat was off and his eyes were already scanning his well-worn Gemara.

“My father was a role model of growing up in America, growing up in Seattle, growing up in a situation where everybody in his generation chose different paths,” a son told Hamodia. “People told my grandparents, ‘you’re destroying him, he should go to college, have a career.’ Learning in kollel was considered a very horrible thing to do, not to have a career. He was from the first.”

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 25, 2018

Chasuna: Berger - Bak at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Wolfson - Adler at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Chasuna: Kwadrat at Ne'emas Hachaim hall

-Vort:  Hachosson Avrohom Pfeifer to Hakallah Bas R' Mordechai  Wolper at Orchos Chaim hall 410 Oberlin  7:30  pm
-Vort: Hachosson Aryeh Redisch to Hakallah Bas R' Yaakov Nekritz at Bais Nosson Tzvi 1445 14th St  Lakewood  8:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Shimmy Zaks to Hakallah  Leahle Bergman Bas R'  Boruch at Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 E. County Line Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Tulli Samuels to Hakallah Daskal at Khal Bnei Torah Hall 304 Monmouth Ave.-Lakewood

Carlebach 24th  Yartzeit  Kumzitz:
-At 15 Cranberry Court Jackson 10:00 pm guitars welcome.
-Berditchev Kloiz Lakewood

Shiva Info

Shiva for Harav Yitzchok Paler z"l is at 20 Charming Way  Lakewood (Near Chesterfield)
Shachris 7:40 Mincha 1:35 Maariv 7:15
family getting up Sunday morning Rav Simcha Bunim and Rav Shmuel will get up Tuesday morning.

-Shiva for Mrs. Kitty Pollack z'l at 122 6th St between Monmouth Ave & Lexington Ave in Lakewood  Shachris 7:30 am Maariv 7:30 pm getting up tomorrow afternoon Erev Shabbos Vayera.

Update on Suspected Measles Case

CHEMED has identified a case of suspected measles in Ocean County New Jersey. An individual who had recently traveled outside the US was seen at CHEMED for symptoms consistent with upper respiratory syndrome associated with a rash. Preliminary testing identified an acute measles infection. However, these results are currently being confirmed by the CDC. The patient is no longer contagious and CHEMED is working closely with the Ocean County Department of Health to identify any possible exposures from this patient and to advise them whether they need to follow up with their primary care providers if they are not adequately vaccinated. Measles also known as rubeola is a viral infectious disease which usually starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes and sore throat.

Noreaster storm Likely over Shabbos with 60 MPH Winds Power Outages expected

Patch- This could be the roughest weekend New Jersey has had in a while now that a noreaster is expected to bring 40- to 60-mph winds to the state – and even a little bit of snow. Power outages, downed wires, flooding and treacherous roads are the potential impacts caused by the storm.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for New Jersey, saying a coastal storm will affect the region Friday night through Saturday. There is the potential for strong, gusty winds, and the rain could be heavy enough to result in localized flooding. Officials from Jersey Central Power & Light say they are preparing for possible wind gusts as high as 50 mph this weekend in their service area.

Official General Election Ballot for Lakewood this November 6th

Local elections for the township committee,  school board, congress, freeholder and US senate.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 24, 2018

 Chasuna: Solny - Rotbart at  Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
 Chasuna: Fenster - Bursztyn  at Ateres Reva hall 
 Chasuna: Klahr - Gartenhouse at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
 Chasuna: Herzog - Brachfeld at Lake Terrace 

- Vort: Hachoson Aaron Melamed to Hakallah Freundluch at Ohr Gedaliya on Manor drive corner chestnut at 8:00 pm
- Vort: Hachosson Aaron David Seigel to Hakallah Meth at  Ohr Meir simcha hall   30 5th street  (Monmouth & Princeton)  Lakewood  at 7:30 pm

Watch Live stream BOE meeting HERE

Verizon Responds to Lakewood Petition: Not upgrading will turn phones into walkie-talkies

A Verizon spokesperson said in response to a  petition by a Lakewood resident asking verizon to keep the 3G towers in Lakewood to accommodate those who  abstain from using smartphones  and still use the 3G services on their flip phones.

"We are actively working with our customers to help ensure any transition needs are addressed as early as possible. The best experience for customers is on a 4G device".Verizon said in a statement.  NJ101.5 reports:

Verizon spokesman David Weissman said the networks that a phone can operate on is dependent on the cellular radios that are put in the phone when it is manufactured. If a phone is described as 3G, it likely doesn't also include a 4G radio. 4G is 10 times faster than 3G and that allows smartphones to run faster with more streaming capacity. When 4G was introduced to consumers, it maintained backward compatibility to 3G. But a 5G network won't have that same compatibility.

Weissman said that not upgrading the network would essentially turn their phones into walkie-talkies that couldn't be used outside of Lakewood as 3G networks are phased out.

See petition below

Two Day sale at Prime Ninety Five

Two days Steak special! Today and tomorrow only (Wed 10/24- Thu 10/25) 12 oz boneless rib Steak for $25 only ( dine-in only) Call now for reservations: 732-276-7202

Officials Investigating Possible Measles case in Lakewood

Lakewood pediatrician DR. Shanik said a case of measles was reported today in Lakewood and that people should make sure their children are up to date with their vaccines.

Reports of a patient who broke out with a rash on his body after returning from a trip overseas. Ocean county health officials are currently investigating for a possible case of measles.

Posted on their website: “CHEMED would like to make the community aware of a suspected case of measles in Ocean County and confirmed cases of pertussis and varicella. Symptoms of measles include fever, coughing and a rash that usually starts on the face. There is a very real danger for those who are not immunized such as infants and those who are immuno-compromised who may come in contact with an infected person. A non-immunized pregnant women could result in exposure to the fetus.

Photo: Harav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi in Lakewood

BOE meeting Today Lakewood School District

 Watch Live 7:30 pm HERE
Lakewood Board Of Education public meeting tonight Wednesday October 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm  855 Somerset Avenue Lakewood, NJ  See full Agenda HERE
items on the agenda:

- New Jersey State Health Benefit Plan for August, 2018 in the amount of $1,616,773.97
- Site survey for Bus maintenance facility at Lakewood middle school

- All Bus Drivers will be paid for six  hours per day subject to final review at the end of August.
- Bus Aides will not receive overtime or additional time without the written consent

Lakewood School District spends $30,441 per student

In a list of the top 50 NJ school districts that spend the most per student, Lakewood is at number 20 paying  $30,441 per student. The school district has close to 6000 students enrolled. Nearby Asbury Park is at number 3 paying  $36,957 per pupil. The list was compiled by NJ advanced media.

The average New Jersey school district spent $20,849 per student during the 2016-17 school year, about a $500 increase from the year before, according to new data released by the state.
Statewide, per-pupil spending ranged from about $10,000 at one charter school to about $60,000 at a tiny district along the Jersey Shore.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 23, 2018

Chasuna: Fuereisen - Sternman  at Ateres Reva
Chasuna: Pollack - Pinter at Neemas Hachaim
Chasuna:  Epstein- Levi  at Ateres Chana hall Bais faiga
Chasuna:  Fisher - Halberstadt  at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

Reb Elchonon .Y. Hertzman zt"l said: Every single person dies, yet nobody thinks it will ever happen to him. Only one person wins the lottery, yet everybody thinks it will happen to him.

Lakewood Road Closures

-Sunset Road closed between Central & James 10am-10pm daily for 1 - 2 months starting today Open to residential traffic only. the closure is on sunset between Powderhorn and Liberty.

-Route 88 in both directions between Rte. 9 and Clifton Avenue (Lakewood) All lanes closed and detoured due to vehicle crash and damage to roadway. Use alternate routes, use caution. Expect delays.

Why The media reports on Lakewood

 Judy Franco  from NJ101.5 responds to the media and radio station coverage of stories pertaining to Lakewood. Why the media loves to jump on stories about Lakewood, specifically in response to the amnesty program.

From her opinion piece -I received these letters (along with many similar ones from Jewish listeners in and out of the Lakewood community) after our station’s news and opinion shows covered the story.

“The press rarely reports about our low crime rate, our strong families, our beautiful communities, our Chesed, [kindness] our tzedaka [charity] how we pay hundreds of millions in taxes and get near zero back, nor will it portray us as decent people. Instead we are typecast as evil: Case in point: the APP ran the story of Medicaid fraud well over 100 times. A much bigger Medicaid fraud story with fifty two non-Jewish families in Pennsylvania ran exactly two times in any media. A school in Eatontown that was convicted of stealing millions from veterans merited two stories -while the [special needs school] SCHI story ran over 50 times. The APP comments pages are routinely filled with calls to gas the Jews, kill us all, drive us out and deny us our rights.”
And this:

“Why does your station feel the need to highlight these stories on its talk shows when they know it’s only going to invite nasty comments about Jews from your callers saying things they would never say about blacks, Hispanics or Muslims?”
And it IS true. These stories get more press and attention than similar stories involving non-Jews. A simple Google search will verify it.

I’ll be honest: I considered talking about the Medicare fraud amnesty story on the air because I KNOW it’s something people want to talk about. But taking into account the anti-Semitic calls and commentary these stories inevitably elicit, I decided not to. I opted instead to examine why this fascination with Jews doing bad things exists — and an interesting parable came to mind.

Gov. Phil Murphy Visits the Kosel

Credit: @GovMurphy/Twitter

PR: Lakewood Neighbors Hires Experts to "Build a positive shared Blueprint for Lakewood's future"

How will this lower Taxes, alleviate Traffic, make homes affordable and improve quality of life? The master-plan was already approved.
 Lakewood neighbors the organization created by a local PR firm is hiring experts in dispute mediation and community planning, design and construction, from the national Charrette Institute (NCI) of Michigan state University for "working through today's growing pains and building a positive shared blueprint for Lakewood's future." The Press release calls for a formal Charrette process which is a meeting in which all stakeholders in a project attempt to resolve conflicts and map solutions.

 Lakewood neighbors has hired experts in dispute mediation and community planning, design and construction, from the national Charrette Institute (NCI) of Michigan state University and the Consensus Building Institute (CBI) affiliated with Harvard and MIT. In a statement released recently, the organization said the move would assist to define,design, and facilitate a collaborative process for working through today's growing pains and building a positive shared blueprint for Lakewood's future. Over the next six months, community stakeholder interviews will be conducted, leading to a public report in preparation for a formal Charrette process". NCI focuses on Planning, design and construction. It is dedicated to transforming the way people work together by increasing collaboration. It has assisted in many large-scale complex community planning projects. CBI is an internationally recognized not for profit organization providing assessment, facilitation, and mediation services for local, state and federal agencies.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Lakewood Immediate Care Welcomes Amerigroup for NJ Family Care Insurance Plan

Lakewood Immediate Care in Gourmet Glatt
plaza welcomes Amerigroup Insurance as its preferred NJ Family Care health insurance plan. 

Amerigroup representatives were at Lakewood Immediate care 1700 Madison Ave yesterday to assist and provide any information regarding NJ Family Care and Amerigroup’s benefits. For more information call 732-987-6151

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 22, 2018

Chasuna: Zeferen - Silverstein Ne'emas Hachaim hall Bais Tova
Chasuna: Friedman - Goldstein at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Chasuna: Frommer- Sonnenblick at Lake Terrace hall
Chasuna: Meisner - Cohen at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Polter - Spira at Ateres Reva hall

-Vort: Hachosson Naftali Gottesman to Hakallah  Abramson at Stolin Simcha hall 152 E 7th street Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Dovid Folger to Hakallah Bashie Weinberger bas R' Shabsi at Nadvona Simcha hall 415 Monmouth avenue Lakewood, NJ
-Vort: Hachosson  Shloime Franken to Hakallah Sklarz  at Ateres Malka hall 140 Lehigh street Lakewood

-Kabolas Panim Admor M'Nadvorna Yerushalayim at 10 Hilltop court Lakewood 7:30 - 10:00 pm

Harav Shlomo Korach, Zt”l, Chief Rabbi of Bnei Brak

Hagaon Harav Shlomo Korach, zt”l. The oldest Teimani Rav in Eretz Yisrael he learned in Lakewood yeshiva  was a Talmid Muvhak of Hagaon Harav Aharon Kotler, zt”l.
Hamodia- The Teimani community in Eretz Yisrael mourns the petirah of the eldest Teimani Rav, Hagaon Harav Shlomo Korach, zt”l, Chief Rabbi of Bnei Brak.
Harav Korach was 84 at his petirah. He was unwell in recent months and was hospitalized in Yerushalayim’s Shaarei Zedek hospital, where he passed away early Monday.
He was born in Sanaa, Yemen. As a child he learned under the tutelage of Harav Chaim Salah, as well as his grandfather Harav Amram Korach, the last Rav of Yemenite Jewry.

10-15 girls still Not in School

Schools in Lakewood are opening registration for the next school year, Politicians and askanim are  posing for photo ops  but for 15  Elementary school girls they are still waiting to go to school for this  year.
Perhaps this should call for a Yom Tefillah on behalf of these neshamos that are on the streets for no fault of their own. Why is this not a priority!

Live Video Hook Up: Levaya of Harav Yitzchok Paler ztl in Lakewood

Nefesh B'Nefesh Pre Aliya Planning event in Lakewood

Lakewood Pre-Aliyah Planning Meeting

 Are you considering Aliyah? Do you want to explore your options in Israel? Schedule a 1-2-1 meeting with one of our Aliyah advisors to receive guidance on such topics as: communities, jobs, education, healthcare, and government benefits. These meetings are by appointment only. If you arrive without an appointment, our staff will not be able to meet with you.

Mon, October 22, 2018 from 10:45 AM - 4:45 PM
 at the Hilton Garden Inn Lakewood 1885 Rt 70 West Lakewood, New Jersey 08701

Sunday, October 21, 2018

BDE: Harav Yitzchok Paler ZT"L Rosh Yeshivas Mekor Chaim of Lakewood

There will be a live stream Hookup of the levaya HERE
It is with great shock and sadness to reports the sudden passing of Rav Yitzchok Paler zt”l, Rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Mekor Chaim in Lakewood, NJ. He was 67 years old. Rav Paler was a son of Harav Binyomin Paler zt’l, the previous Rosh Yeshiva.

Rav Paler suffered a massive heart attack earlier tonight and was niftar a short while later. The Levaya is scheduled tentatively for 1:00 pm Monday October 22 at the Yeshiva  160 Locust street in Lakewood with the kvurah taking place in Eretz Yisrael at Har Hamenuchos. The ramp from RT 70 to Locust St will be closed 12pm to 5pm
 The yeshiva relocated from Boro Park to Lakewood 6 years ago.

From Matzav- Rav Yitzchok was a son of Rav Binyomin Paler zt”l, who was one of the closest talmidim of Rav Yitzchok Zev Soloveitchik, the Brisker Rov. During World War II, Rav Binyomin joined the Mirrer Yeshiva and escaped the horrors of the Holocaust in Europe by finding refuge with the yeshiva in Shanghai. After the war, Rav Binyomin joined his chaver, Rav Leib Malin, from the Mir, in establishing Yeshivas Bais Hatalmud in Brooklyn. The next year, he was appointed as a maggid shiur at Yeshivas Chasan Sofer, the yeshiva headed by his father-in-law, Rav Shmuel Ehrenfeld, the Mattersdorfer Rov. Rav Binyomin eventually became the rosh yeshiva there.

Oif Simchas Lakewood, October 21, 2018

-Chasuna:  korn - Weber at Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna:  Levin - Blumenkrantz at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chasuna:  kahan - Golden  at Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna:  Weiss - Skaist at Ne'emas Hachaim hall

-Vort: Hachosson Yaakov Yoni Goldstein to Hakallah Rivka Baila Rubinfeld Bas R' Yisrael Meir at 936 Somerset Ave Lakewood from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Arye Leib Garfinkel to Hakalla Nechama Grama Bas R' Sadya  at Yeshihva Ktana hall 120 2nd stret Lakewood, NJ 7:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Efraim Bronspieigel to Hakallah Bas Rav Yitzchok Oelbaum at Rav Forcheimers shul 418 5th Street Lakewood 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yosef Yitchok Rottenberg Ben R Michoel  to Hakallah Zissy Weiss Bas R' Yoel at Ateres Malka hall 140 Lehigh avenue (off Swarthmore) Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yossie  Schonblum to Hakallah Malky Abramczyk Bas R' Shalom at Bais Nosson Tzvi 1445  14th street 8:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Avi Berkowitz  to Hakallah  Dalia Klein at  Khal Zichron Yaakov 175 Sunset 7:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Moshe Lobel to Hakallah Bas R' Nachman Harkevy at 1382 Lanes Mill Road Lakewood, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Gov. Murphy in Israel: Antisemitism will not be tolerated in NJ

Gov Murphy in Jerusalem with  Rabbi Kotler
NJ Governor Phil Murphy is currently on a visit to Israel for a economic mission to strengthen ties with the state.  Rabbi Aaron Kotler of BMG in Lakewood, Chabad of NJ Rabbi Yosef and Mendy Carlebach and members of the Jewish Federation of NJ accompanied the Gov on his trip.
The Governor Tweeted from the Holy Land

"Anti-Antisemitism cannot and will not be tolerated in New Jersey, and we will continue to stand with all of our communities of faith. Groups that target religious communities do not represent the values of the Garden State."

While in Israel the Governor learned of the passing of his father in law father of his wife Tammy Mr. Edward Brown Snyder. Tammy Murphy told NJ media  she distinctly remembers being with her father who is Jewish at the Western Wall, where she'll pay tribute to him there during the envoy's scheduled trip to the holy site on Tuesday. In a joint statement they said:

 "We consider ourselves lucky and blessed to have been able to speak with him one last time, only twelve hours before his passing As a proud member of the Jewish faith, his final ask of us was to continue our trip to Israel. Ever the mensch, he left specific instructions for services to wait until our return. With heavy hearts and tears in our eyes, we will dedicate our presence in this holy land to his memory.”

Tefillos for Rav Nosson Boruch Herzka

Matzav,com- All are asked to daven for a refuah sheleimah for Rav Nosson Boruch Herzka, who is in need of rachamei Shomayim.  All are asked to daven for the refuah of Rav Alter Nosson Boruch ben Esther Rasha. Rav Herzka has been battling illness and his condition recently took a turn for the worse. Last night, an atzeres tefillah was held at his shul, where divrei hisorerus were delivered by speakers, including his son-in-law, Rav Nosson Levin, rov of the Somerset Walk Shul. Five kappitlach of Tehillim were then recited and the name Alter was added as a zechus for his refuah.

Rav Herzka is a noted talmid chochom, marbitz Torah and rov who today serves as the mara d’asra of the Pine River Shul in Lakewood. Over the years, Rav Herzka has served as a R”M at Yeshiva Rabbeinu Yaakov Yosef of Edison, led the Yeshiva of Pelham Parkway, and more recently served as rosh kollel at Bais Medrash L’Torah of Lakewood.

Lakewood News Briefs Sunday October 21, 2018

Weather: A mix of clouds and sun High near 50F. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

-BDE: Petira of Petirah of Mrs. Rivka Chaya (Kitty) Pollak a"h at Lakewood Chape 11:30 pm
Mother of R Yaakov Gershon, Mrs. Judy Katz,
-LFD fire safety and Prevention Day, Today 1:00 - 4:00 PM. at the fire house 800 Monmouth Lakewood, NJ

-Tax Dollars: Fire dept to Purchase a engine and a ladder truck  in the Amount of $949,594.08.

-Powerball: A $1 million winning ticket was sold at Stop & Shop, 400 Lacey Rd., in Manchester.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת לך לך

Friday, October 19, 2018 / י׳ חשון תשע״ט  ערב שבת פרשת לך לך Lakewood, NJ

Candle lighting: 5:53 pm
Shkia/ sunset: 6:11 pm
Weather:  Shabbos day:  Cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 64F

                                               וקוי ה' יחליפו כח יעלו אבר כנשרים ירוצו ולא ייגעו ילכו
מחלוקת  between the  אבן עזרא and the רד"ק how to pronounce the pasuk in the haftorah this week, either with a Tzeiri under the Yud as in וְקוֹיֵ or with the Tzeirei under the vov as in וקווי

Those who hope in Hashem will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

LNN: Rabbonim of Toms River Meet

LNN: Rabbonim of Toms River meet in light of recent tragedies, that have struck the community, to deliver support and  Chizuk to the community.

APP Editorial- Unfair to Stereotype the community

Its calling selling newspapers and going after the little guy.

APP- We understand that stories we write can influence public perceptions of community groups – and we don’t use references to ethnicity without careful consideration of whether doing so is relevant. In most circumstances, we don’t feel it is relevant to include an individual’s ethnicity. 

- "We have written a number of stories about Lakewood officials who have been charged with corruption and have abused their positions for personal gain. But it's unfair to stereotype the broader Orthodox community on the basis of the greed of a few Lakewood officials. Corrupt leaders can be

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 18, 2018

Chasuna: Wahlberg - Halpern at Lake Terrace hall
Chasuna: Katz - Michael at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Chasuna: Koriansky -  Goldberg at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Lieberman - Levin at Ateres Reva hall
Chasuna: Levovitz - Lan at Ne'emas Hachaim hall Bais Tova

A Few Tips for the Gabbai about Hagaba on Sefer Breishis

Dear Gaabai, Please make sure that Hagba during these weeks is performed in a way that is proper kavod haTorah and shouldn't give anyone in shul, heart failure. There's been too many close calls where people near the bima end up catching the sefer.

 As we read the parshios of Breishis  the sefer Torah is rolled  that the left side is heavier making it harder for a righty to lift up during Hagbah. The newer sifrei Torah are lighter but older sifrei torah  are heavier.

The Mishna Berura writes that Hagbah  should be given to someone who has the strength to lift and turn the Torah without needing to sit immediately. If one knows they do not have the strength to do it properly they should decline the honor. Although generally one should not turn down an invitation for an Aliyah, we don’t find this with Hagbah, albeit the greater honor.
 A Few important tips:

 1) Please whoever is performing Hagbaa ask them if they have the strength and technique to lift the sefer Torah. Try giving to lefty's or able bodied men.

2) Gelilah should also be given to someone with knowledge to immediately secure the atzei chaim and begin rolling the sefer Torah

3) Very important for the Gabbai to stand nearby within an arms length until after gelilah is done.

Thank You
K. H.

List of Lakewood Boys and Girls Elementary Schools

Courtesy of The Voice Of Lakewood as a guide for parents applying to schools

Bundle Up! Blast of Cold Air

 Cold air from southeastern Canada will push the thermometer down into the 30s Wednesday night into Thursday morning and Thursday night into Friday morning  across most of northern and central New Jersey, forecasters say. Lakewood will be a high of 50 and low of 36 The NWS issued a frost advisory until 9am in some regions . The weather is expected to warm up over the weekend in the 60's and through next week in the low to mid 50's.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Video: Levin@11 Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan 5779

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 17, 2018

Chasuna: Mandel - Kaplan At Ateres Reva hall
Chasuna: Lax - Balsam at Lake Terrace hall
Chasuna: Wachs - Weiss at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Bersanski - Shatzkes  Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Chasuna: Zoldan - Abromson at Ne'emas Hachaim hall

Property Tax Increase in Lakewood

Lakewood tax rate increased to 2.098%. That means, homeowners will now pay $2,098 a year in property tax for every $100,000 assessed value of their home. A home evaluated at $500,000 will pay over $10,000 in  property taxes.

After the township recently reassessed  all the properties in Lakewood last year the values went up but the tax rate was lowered to 1.95%. Now they raised the rate to 2.098%.
A report in the Lakewood shopper says that owners of older homes in Lakewood got hit the hardest with their taxes going up over $1000 a year.  Since those homes were appraised much lower, after the reassessment they received much higher appraisals for the estimated values of their homes and the property taxes went way up. The prices of real estate in town has gone up thanks to the many outsiders moving into Lakewood who are paying higher prices for their homes. Moving away is not an option for old time residents who have nowhere to go and would like to remain in their current homes. The older homes do not have rental incomes from basements to help cover the taxes but share the same tax rate as the new construction homes. Property taxes have been raised twice since the

8 Cheshvan 18 Girls still not in School while Registration opens for next Year!

Schools are opening registration for the next school year, Politicians and askanim are busy posing for photo ops  but for 18 Elementary school girls they are still waiting for a school for this coming year. A few years ago there were 9 high school girls sitting home until a few weeks before chanuka when they got in to school. They said we wont allow this to go on again! Well its 2 weeks in and 18 girls are sitting at home.

  After the Ateres Esther school in Lakewood closed, not all girls were placed. additionally there are still some high school girls with no school yet. Perhaps this should call for a Yom Tefillah on behalf of these neshamos that are on the streets for no fault of their own. Why is this not a priority!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 16, 2018

Chasuna: Langer - Heisler  at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Chasuna:  Ehrenreich  Lake at Terrace hall
Chasuna: Kovalenko - Fisher at  Lake terrace hall

-Vort: Hachosson Yehuda Alon to Hakalllah Leah Brotsky Bas R' Shmuel Meir at Zichron Shneur hall 280 Oak Knoll Drive Lakewood 7:30 pm

-Vort: Hachosson Baruch Eisekovits to Hakallah Bashie Brandwein bas R' Shmuel Baruch at Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 E County Line Rd Lakewood, NJ


Levaya of Mrs. Sara Selengut A"H wife of Reb Moshe ZT"L will take place in Lakewood this morning at the 7th street chapel from 10:00 am - 11:15 am. Going To Eretz Yisrael Via Newark airport levaya will be at the cargo area.  Rav Moshe Ztl was a talmid muvhak of Rav Aharon Kotler zatzal, The Selenguts were from the first American kollel couple in Lakewood. Family, selengut  Mrs. Adams, Mrs. mandel will sit shiva time and place TBA.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 15, 2018

Chasuna: Neuman - Ribiat at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Chasuna: Felder - Gluck at Lakewood Cheder Fountain Ballroom
Chasuna: Jacobs - Landau at Ateres Reva hall
Chasuna: Kahan - Klein at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
Chasuna: Zinger - Morgenstern Lake Terrace hall

-Vort: Hachoson Naftali Flamm to Hakallah Bas R' Yiossocher Lesser at Zichron Shneur hall 282 Oak Knoll  Lakewood, 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Dovi Reinman to Hakallah Krupnik at Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 E. County LIne rd Lakewood  7:30 pm

Lakewood News Briefs Monday October 15, 2018

-Attention New Jersey American Water customers. Night work on Sunset Road at intersection of Powderhorn Drive will be restarting this evening between hours of 7 PM to 6 AM and will continue down Sunset Road towards James Street. Portions of Sunset Road will be closed for night work activities, please follow all detour signage.

-Please say Tehillim for Alta Baila Bas Sara Rivka a 12 year old Lakewood girl who undergoing a major surgery today

-There will be a בה׳׳ב Minyan mincha  today with the krias Hatorah of  ויחל at Rav Forcheimers shul 418 5th street Lakewood at 2:10 pm.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

FOUND! Yeshiva Bachur Missing

B"H The Bochur was found and is safe. His father posted on Facebook that he was located and safe. NO further information was given.

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 14, 2018

Chasuna: Baer - Herskowitz Neemas Hachaim hall
Chasuna: Tepper - Stern Ateres Reva hall

-Vort: Hachosson Moishy Friedman to Hakallah Miri Neuman Bas R' Shia   at 21 Tuscany Terrace, Lakewood 7:30 pm  
-Vort: Hachosson Yitzchok Whitman to Hakallah Sora Braunstein Bas R' Naftoli at 19 Cabinfield circle Lakewood, NJ 6:00 pm

-Yeshiva Ohr Hachinuch new elementary boys school parent information night at 105 Carasaljo Drive Lakewood 8:00pm

Lakewood News Briefs Sunday October 14, 2018

-Lakewood, NJ  October 14,,2018  cloudy. High 62F no Rain

-Hachnosas Sefer Torah today at Chateu park sefard shul. Ksivas Oisyos at Estrea restaurant from 2- 4 followed by dancing to the shul on Cushman street.

 BDE- Matzav- passing of Pinchos Weinschneider z”l of Toms River. He was five months old. Pinchos was a son of Dr. Ely, and Mrs. Esther Sara Weinschneider, residents of the Brentwood Avenue area(Tallymawrr) of Toms River, NJ. Levaya 10 pm at 7th street Chapel in Lakewood.

-Car Show on Sunday at First Energy Park $10 admission

-LNN:  The Westgate Shul on Ropshitz court had a pipe burst, in middle of shalosh seudos causing major leaks in the building. The shul is currently closed for emergency repairs.

-DR. Rich Roberts tells the Lakewood shopper, about the chol hamoed carnival. Lakewood  Police would like to move it to the Blue Claws stadium since there is a safety issue with the size it has grown, with both traffic and pedestrians at the current location.Or, sadly he wont be able to continue making the carnival.

- A Jackson Rabbi  has filed a lawsuit (see here) against the age-restricted community where he lives, alleging he is a victim of illegal discrimination because of his disability and was prevented from practicing his religion read more at

 - Shooting on MLK street in Lakewood A Jackson man has bee charged with aggravated assault in connection with shots that were fired in Lakewood on Thursday evening, ot MLK drive police said see more at Patch

Friday, October 12, 2018

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת נח תשע׳׳ט

Friday, October 12, 2018 / ג׳ חשון תשע״ט Lakewood, NJ

Candle lighting: 6:03 pm
Shkia/Sunset: 6:21 pm

Weather shabbos day: High 57F Showers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60%.
מברכים בה׳׳ב
 Bnos of Lakewood begins this week Parshas Noach see list of locations  below

Video: Construction at Bingo store, Lakewood

Construction at the upcoming Bingo supermarket in Lakewood. The store is located at the former Modell’s Sporting Goods near Home Depot at Rt 70 

The Rotting Foundation That Threatens Our Home

Printed in this weeks Yated Ne'eman  BY By Rabbi Avrohom Birnbaum -  Oct 10, 2018

"How safe is the amazing edifice of Torah and chesed that we have so painstakingly built in the more than 70 years since the end of Churban Europe?"

"The fact that your average, middle-class family is having tremendous difficulty paying tuition, marrying off their children, and often even having difficulty getting their children into schools and yeshivos are problems for which the communal leadership must find solutions. Communal breakdown occurs when those in whom the public has faith are perceived as indifferent or even antagonistic."

Yated- “Depressed” is the term that properly encapsulates my feelings after being subjected to the indignities of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation to the Supreme Court.

More than anything, the process, the no-holds-barred nature of the sordid circus, made me worried perhaps for the first time about the future viability of the American experiment. For two centuries, America has been an amazing experiment in democracy, never before seen in the world. It has also been a force for good, peace and prosperity in the entire world, and has probably been responsible for the most benevolent period of our golus since the churban Bais Hamikdosh.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Oif Simchas October 11, 2018 Lakewood

Chasuna: Mann - Landsberg at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Gordon - Mermelstein at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
Chasuna: Dunner - Meth at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Chasuna:  Perez - Hirsch at Lake Terrace hall

Vort: Hachosson Menachem Wulliger to Hakallah Chayala Lieber Bas R' Sruly at  Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 East County Line rd Lakewood  7:30 pm

Legislation to Pass Assisted Suicide in NJ

Compassion And Choices, A leading national organization promoting legalized killing in America, has launched a million dollar digital ad campaign in NJ to try overcome resistance in the otherwise liberal state to pass Assisted Suicide legislation. This legislation would legalize what is now considered murder. Health care facilities would be allowed to actively kill "terminally" ill patients whom, they claim, at one time expressed the will to die. This is unadulterated murder, al pi Torah. [Pain can be controlled with modern medicine. Pain relief is a transparent pretext Assisted Suicide proponents use to dupe otherwise half- decent people.)

There may be action as early as Mon., Oct.15 in the NJ Senate Health Committee, and a possible floor vote by the entire Assembly Oct. 29. The new Gov. would likely sign it if it passes.

Over fifty Orthodox Rabbis from a very broad spectrum signed an unequivocal statement urging

Flash Flooding 30 mph Winds in NJ today from Tropical Storm Michael

Patch- New Jersey will get a day of strong storms and winds as moisture from Tropical Storm Michael heads northeast.The actual storm isn't expected to hit the New Jersey mainland, but we're expected to get hit hard by moisture produced by the weather system that slammed into the Florida panhandle on Wednesday, carrying 155-mph winds.

A flash flood watch will be in effect for almost the entire state beginning at 2 p.m. and lasting until 5 a.m. on Friday, though rain is expected to start falling after 11 a.m. Two to four inches of rain are expected to fall, according to the National Weather Service. Parts of New Jersey could experience 20- to 30-mph winds.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 9, 2018

-Chasuna: Kaiser - Moseson at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chasuna: Kirsch -  Sanders at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Rosengarten - Herzog  at Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: Neuman - Rosenberg at Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Hershkowitz - Lissauer  at Neemas Hachaim hall

-Vort: Hachosson Avromi Fischer to Hakallah Bas R' Moshe Spitz  at Tashbar hall 82 oak Street Lakewood 7:30 pm

Shidduch Dating event 37 Blue Jay Way 7:30 - 10:30 pm ages 20- 30

Yeshiva Ohr Hachinuch for Elementry Boys to Open in Lakewood

Yeshiva Ohr Hachinuch is a new boy's elementary school with the first primary class to open in 2019. a whole child approach with a focus of nurturing the love of learning paired with high quality academic rigor

Satmar Rebbe in Lakewood Today

The Satmar Rebbe Rav Zalman Leib Teiellbaum is in Lakewood today visiting the Rockwell community and its mosdos. The Rebbe took a tour of the new “Riverwood” Houses being completed for his chasidim then went to see nearby Property for another New Development. The Rebbe paid a visit to the talmidim at new Satmar Talmud Torah. 

Admor M'Kosson Opening shul in Lakewood

The Kosson Rebbe of Lakewood Rav Avrum Burich Rottenberg shlita will be opening his shul this shabbos Parshas Noach. The kehilla is currently located at the Oak and Vine neighborhood which is geared for the chasidishe community. The temporary shul address is 72 Oak street Lakewood, NJ.

Winter Zman תשע''ט/5779 Begins in Lakewood

The bnei hayeshiva have returned to the Koslei bais hamedrash ahead of the long winter zman. The stretch from Sukkos to Pesach is the longest zman of the yearly cycle with this year its 6 months since its a leap year.  It's back to the daily yeshiva schedule in Lakewood. BMG will be learning Maseches Gtittin this zman, Hatzlocha to all.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 9, 2018 Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan 5779

-Chasuna: Oelbaum -  Ehrenfeld at Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: Sicker - Freeman Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Shechter - Blumenkrantz Neemas Hachaim hall
-Vort: Hachosson Shmuel Katz to Hakallah Chani Bernstein Bas R' Zalman at Ateres Yeshaya hall 8:00 pm

Power Outages in Lakewood

The poer is out in many areas of Lakewood areas affected, Route 9 south Spruce area, Williams street, A country Place, James street, Westgate, Central Avenue. Estimated restoration 7:30 pm. Cause of outage due to work by utility company.

Will Hurricane Michael Impact NJ? New Jersey has nothing to worry about in terms of getting a direct hit from Hurricane Michael, since the storm is barreling up through the Gulf of Mexico and not heading up the Atlantic coast.

During the past 24 hours, New Jersey has consistently moved out of the so-called “cone of uncertainty,” the wide bubble that represents the most likely track of the center of the storm. The forecast track of Michael’s remnants pushed slightly further south on Monday, and continued to trend further south Tuesday morning.

20 Girls Still out of School

Winter session begins but for 20 Elementary school girls they are still waiting for a school for this coming year. After the Ateres Esther school in Lakewood closed, not all girls were placed. additionally there are still some high school girls with no school yet. Perhaps this should call for a Yom Tefillah on behalf of these 20 neshamos that are on the streets for no fault of their own. Why is this not a priority!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 8, 2018 Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan 5779

-Chasuna Rubin - herszaft at Ateres Reva hall
-Vort: Hachosson Yakov Meir Wohlberg  at Ateres Yeshaya Hall 908 East County Line Road  7:30 pm
-BMG Hischadshi Teleconference @ 9:15 pm 732-645-9444
-Drawing Tonight! Khal Chasidei  East 5th street win a Trip to Antarctica  donate HERE

Photos: Hachnosas Sefer Torah with Munkatch Rebbe in Lakewood

Photos courtesy of @ Crystal Photography A Hachnosas sefer Torah took place at  Kehal Anshei Sefard in A Country place with the the Munkatcher Rebbe Shlita of Boro Park.


Shiva Info:
Mishpachas Perl is sitting shiva at 1447 Cedar Row, Lakewood. Shachris 8:00, Mincha 6:05, Maariv 8:45. B"T.

We regret to inform you of the Petira of Simchie Pearl Z"L. son of R' Yanky and Rivky Perl.  Brother of Eli, Baruch, & Shayky Pearl.  Levaya today 4:30 Lakewood Chapel.

Seudas Hodaah for 3 Boys Rescued by Surfer at The Jersey Shore LAKEWOOD - Three Lakewood boys were rescued from fierce waves by a surfer on a Jersey Shore beach over the recent Chol Hamoed Succos.

The incident occurred at a beach in the Monmouth County town of Spring Lake. The boys, two of whom were teenagers, were wading in the water, when a large wave unexpectedly pulled them into the Ocean where a strong undertow made it difficult for them to return to shore. Two fathers jumped in to attempt to save them, but were unable to fight the strong waves. One boy was able to swim to a jetty. The two others were noticed by a skilled surfer who was on the beach at the time who quickly swam out into the waves and was successful in returning the two other boys to the beach safely. It was one of several such close calls on the Jersey shore on the first day of Chol haMoed that saw many Lakewood residents head to beaches and boardwalks. The next day, authorities placed signs warning against swimming at several beach fronts.

After the completion of Yom Tov, the boys’ families held a seudos hodaah at which the surfer was publicly thanked for his integral role in the rescue.

Columbus Day

Monday October 8, 2018 Cloudy with a few showers. High 69F . Chance of rain 30%.

-Lakewood municipal offices will be closed today October 8, 2018 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.

-There will be buying in  Jackson for those that have transportation through the BOE.

-USPS mail will not deliver today.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 7, 2018

Chasuna: Hager - Ganz Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Lebovitz- Levitin Ateres Reva hall

--Vort: Hachosson  Naftuly Hertz Wajsfeld to Hakallah Lubling @ Yeshiva Orchos Chaim hall, 410 south Oberlin road Lakewood N.J. 7:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Aharon Mandel became a chosson to Hakallah Raisa Moskowitz  (Monsey) at 46 Cainfield Circle 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Moshe Greenwald to Hakallah Devorah HIll Bas R' Yaakov Yosef at Bais Nosson Tzvi 1445 14th street Lakewood 8:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Aryeh Ganz to Hakallah Rivky Friedman Bas R' Yaakov at the Villas simcha hall 901 E Kennedy Blvd 6:30pm - 9:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Aryeh Leib Pansky to Hakallah bas R' Kalman Schwartz at Madison manor 4th and Madison 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson  Shaya defreudiger  toHakallah  Sara Miriam Steinmetz (Cleveland) at 4 Omni Court Lakewood 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson to Hakalla Bas R' Hershy Wachsler at Ateres Malka, hall 140 Lehigh Avenue Lakewood, NJ  8:00 pm .
Vort: Hachosson Yehuda Leib Speigel to Hakallah Batya Bekor bas R' Pinchos at Ohel Shulamis 38 Spruce street

Daily Lakewood/Willamsburg Shuttle begins

Starting today October 7, 2018 there will be a  daily shuttle between  Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Lakewood, NJ for more info call 347 578 3440.

From Lakewood to Williamsburg:  7:00 am and 3:30 pm
From Williamsburg to Lakewood:  9:30 am and 6:30 pm

Seasons Kosher Lakewood: Restocked

@seasonslakewood Thank you for your loyalty, love and support.Our hearts are full, our shelves are stocked. Stop in and get some of that Seasons’ feeling.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Lakewood Zmanim שבת פרשת בראשית שבת מברכים חודש מרחשון תשע״ט

                חסידים היו אומרים: ״היכן שיהודי מעמיד את עצמו בשבת בראשית - שם הוא יעמוד בכל השנה כולה״.

Lakewood, NJ- Friday, October 5, 2018 / כ״ו תשרי תשע״ט
-Candle lighting 6:14 pm
-Shkia/Sunset 6:32 pm

-Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan is Tuesday & Wednesday Oct 9-10
-Molad will be  Wednesday night at 9:01 pm and 11 Chalokim

- Weather shabbos day high of 70 Some sun in the morning with increasing clouds during the afternoon.

Minhag in some shukls to sell the first Aliya of shabbos Breishis
A story in which the Maharik relates that in his time (fifteenth century), the custom in many shuls in France and Germany was to auction off the first aliyah in Bereishit. Large sums of money would thus be raised, serving to honor the Torah as well as to fund many communal needs. If a non-Kohen bought it, Kohanim would leave the shul. One time, a Kohen refused to leave and demanded to be given the aliyah. The Maharik ruled that the custom was acceptable, and the obstinate Kohen could be ignored (c.f. Beit Yosef, OC 135; Peri Chadash 135:3; MA 135:7).

Menendez vs. Hugin is a Senate race to watch

NJ 12- A United States Senate seat is up for grabs in New Jersey for midterm elections and political experts say that it is a race to watch.

A recent poll found a near dead heat between Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez and his Republican challenger Bob Hugin. The Stockton University poll found that Menendez leads by just two percentage points. But other polls found some different numbers. “I think it’s definitely a race to watch and I think it’s a race both sides should be concerned about and not call as a given at this point in time,” says Rutgers Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling director Ashley Koning.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood October 4, 2018

Chasuna: Goldman - Brodt  @ Neemas Hachaim hall Lakewood
Chasuna: Reiss - Sorotzkin Bas Rav Yitzchok shlita at Lake Terrace hall
Chasuna: Schwab - Ackerman at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Kleinbart - Weitman  @ Ateres Reva Hall
Chasuna: Goldberg - Levy  @  Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga

-Vort: Hachosson Chaim Mordechai Mann to Hakallah Hindy Applebaum  at R' Blech's shul 1260 Madison Avenue  Lakewood, NJ 8:00 pm

-Vort: Hachosson  Aron rotkin is engaged to Hakallah zlatzko (cleveland/mexico) at Ateres Yeshaya hall 7:00 pm

Playgroup Registration Begins for next year

The sukka is still up and standing, but if you did not call on isru chag you may not have a slot in Playgroup for your 2 year old in 11 months from now.
Parents must apply for their 2 year old child 10- 11 months in advance or they will miss the self imposed deadline. Mrs. Ziva Krieger a'h tried putting an end to this madness and not letting registration commence before T Bshvat. It worked for a while  but not everyone was on board and once a few playgroups start taking privately, others follow and break the agreed upon start time.

The culture of grabbing first only creates a artificial hysteria where parents and even morahs are forced to open registration early because they are scared of loosing out if they wait a few more months. Its not fair for the parents and for the children. So much can change in 5-6 months a child may be held back they may need special services among other factors. We created a panic that only serves the "oischappers" that always look to beat everyone to it, causing a ripple effect that no one gains from. In previous years attempts were made to hold off registration until Tu bshvat but not everyone was on board and once a few playgroups start taking privately, others follow and break the agreed upon start time.

A Rainy Sukkos Did Not Dampen Simchas Yom Tov in Lakewood

The weather forecast could not get it more wrong, There is a reason they are refereed to as נביאי שקר. They predicted rain but said it would be clear for the first night of Yom Tov with a 3 hour window during the seuda time. Instead it rained almost straight.

As people came home from shul the question was how long to wait before starting the meal. Do you hold out to chatzos hoping the weather will let up? what about the kids how late can they stay up?  Can you make a bracha of leishev ba’sukka in this weather?
Some   Rabbonim announced in shul not to wait more than an hour, others held out longer for a small break in the weather enough to make kiddush hamotzie and  start the meal. The scene repeated itself over the first few days of sukkos making it impossible to sleep in the succa the first few nights.

Instead of putting a damper on the yom tov people responded by looking for any opportunity to be mekayem the mitzva of yeshivas sukkah between the raindrops. It showed a chavivas hamitzva. Chazal say its a סימן קללה if it rains on sukkos some say it is only referring to the first night and only applies to Eretz Yisrael. The piskei Teshuva brings down from the bikurei yaakov that according to the rama that one can eat in the rain on the first night it is not considered a סימן קללה, to the contrary one gets more schar fr it.

4.3 Cents Gas Tax Increase, Other Taxes go Up in NJ

There is  more pain at the pump as of  Monday October 1, 2018 in New Jersey. Taxes on gasoline sold in New Jersey  rose 4.3 cents per gallon on Monday, a hike triggered by a slowdown in how much gas is bought in NJ. After this latest increase, New Jersey's will be 41.4 cents per gallon. New York is at 45.76 cents per gallon. The increase was met with anger from taxpayers still reeling from the 23-cent-per-gallon increase in 2016. But tax collections have fallen short the past two years, precipitating the Murphy administration's announcement last month that it was raising the tax again according to

And that's not all. A few other taxes took affect. E-Cigarettes There is now a tax on the juice. It's a 10 cent per milliliter tax on nicotine liquid for vapers. The state will now also tax all online retailers not only Amazon. Air BNB rentals will also be taxed.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Isru Chag Sukkos Lakewood 5779

                                                                     משיב הרוח ומוריד הגשם
Chasuna: Greenspan - Spinrad Fountain ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Toledano - Baddouch Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga

UHC of NJ- New guidelines take effect -Pre authorization Needed for OT PT services

United healthcare of NJ issued new policy guidelines requiring referrals for therapy services even for those who are currently in middle of therapy. Additionally the company has required the referral process to go through their own appointed doctors which has caused many local therapists to lose clients. As a result it is effecting many peoples parnasah.

Statement from UHC:

Notice of Prior Authorization Policy Change for Speech Therapy Services Effective Oct 1, 2018, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of New Jersey will require prior authorization for all speech therapy services. We’re implementing this change as part of our commitment toward the Triple Aim of improving health care services, health outcomes and overall cost of care. These requirements will apply whether a member is new to therapy or currently receiving therapy. As with all notification/prior authorization requirements, if we don’t receive a prior authorization before therapy is provided, it will result in a claim denial.

Halachos of Sukkos and Genizah