Monday, October 22, 2018

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

Vaad Expected to Endorse Menendez

With elections 2 weeks away the Lakewood Vaad is expected to endorse Senator  Bob Menendez in the NJ senate race. With elections 3 weeks away some polls have with GOP candidate Bob Hugin pulling within two points of incumbent Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. a memo released by national research  latest internal campaign survey continues to show Bob Hugin and Bob Menendez in a statistical dead heat,” The recent survey has “Hugin at 40% and Menendez at 42%.”.

Senator Menendez gave an exclusive interview this week to The Voice of Lakewood magazine detailing his support for Israel, his vote against the Iran deal, fighting BDS and more locally healthcare reforms through Obamacare and helping to bring  Chemed health facility to Lakewood .

Hugin paid a visit to Lakewood a month ago and met with local officials and businessmen.

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

Traffic in Lakewood Causing people to Lose Parnassah

Its election season and soon they will boast about the traffic improvements and fixes that were made over the year. Traffic has a In some spots it may have eased up but overall the traffic is terrible.
Its no laughing matter but people in Lakewood rely on Waze to get to work for a commute that should take no more than a 10 minute drive takes over a half hour. People can not make it to work on time and are docked for the missing hours loosing their pay. Congestion also takes an economic toll on the economy and businesses lost productivity of workers sitting in traffic, the increased cost of transporting goods through congested areas,  wasted fuel, among other factors.

30 minute on rt 9 traffic, Central avenue over 25 minute delays, James/pine street backed up even with a cop directing traffic! It feels a bit quicker but you end up sitting at the other new traffic lights. Prospect/Williams, County Line, Cedarbridge with daily back ups. .The new developments at Oak Vine and elsewhere are adding more cars, while there was no improvements or roads built to improve the infrastructure. Playgroup morahs were forced to close or relocate because parents could no longer drop off because of the traffic.

Residents  who complain are told to get used to it "Lakewood is now a city" if its a city where is the city planning by the Township committee?
Can they look everyone in the face and show what what was done to fix the infrastructure after they passed the master plan. They will just Blame everyone else blame the county blame the state blame blame blame, take no responsibility and expect to get the votes too..


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

Lawsuit: Lakewood paid Manager Hush Money to Keep Silent

APP Reports-  A Lawsuit has been filed in superior court by a group called Lakewood Citizens for Fiscal Integrity and Lakewood resident  Larry S. Loigman against the Township and its mayor.

Lakewood's former township manager, who got a $327,000 severance package when he resigned in September, received "hush money" to stay quiet about municipal affairs in violation of state law, a group claims in a lawsuit filed Monday. The lawsuit alleges Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles "engaged in a conspiracy" with the former township manager, Thomas Henshaw, and other township officials, to reach Henshaw's separation agreement. Henshaw's separation agreement provided for $327,000 in payments, which includes his salary through the end of 2019. The suit claims Henshaw should have received far less money just a few months' salary."

Tonight: Zoning Board Meeting Lakewood, NJ

Lakewood township zoning board meeting October, 15th  7:00 pm  at Municipal hall
Watch live HERE at 7 pm  see Agenda HERE

Appeal # 4045 – Simon Klein, Laurel Avenue, Block 536 Lot 156, R-7.5 zone. To

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

Kiryat Sanz to be Established in Lakewood

The Sanz Rebbe from Eretz Yisrael Rav Tzvi Elimelech Halberstam has instructed his followers in America to address the  housing crisis among his chasidim due to the high cost of homes in Brooklyn.  A committee was formed and looked into various areas they settled on Lakewood and plan on building a Shechunas Sanz that will be affordable and spacious. This is not to be confused with Sanz Klausenberg who already established a kehilla in Lakewood they are followers of the Rebbe from Boro Park Rav Shmuel Dovid Halberstam. The new sanz community will have approximately 118 housing units with potential for more building. The address for the new kirya has not been disclosed.

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

Tonight: Lakewood Township Committee Meeting

Lakewood Township committee meeting Thursday October 11, 2018 7:30 pm
Watch Live HERE see full draft Agenda HERE
Items on the agenda

-Study  And Geo technical Investigation For A CAFRA Permit For The Construction Of The Vine Street Extension
-The Placement Of A Veterans Clinic At The Cedar Bridge Corporate Campus
-Appointing Members To The Lakewood Township Heritage Commission
-Accepting The Highest Bid At The Private Sale Held On October 5, 2018  Of Property Owned By The Township Of Lakewood, Known As Block 351, Lot 3 (Vacant Land No Assigned Address In The

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.

Lakewood Planning Board Meeting Tonight

Planning Board meeting tonight TUesday October 9, 2018 @ 6 pm
watch live HERE  See full Agenda HERE and below

- SP 2145 & SD 2089 Somerset New Hampshire LLC
 570 Route 70 Block 1248, Lot 2
Extension of a Preliminary and Final Major Subdivision and Preliminary and Final
Major Site Plan to create thirty-seven duplex buildings, two retail buildings, and
a community building

1. SP 2293 Knesseth Bais Yaakov of Lakewood
 James Street Block 338, Lot 1
Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan for a synagogue

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.

LDC Meeting Tomorrow

Lakewood Development Corp meeting Tuesday October 9, 2018 Tuesday, October 9, 2018
4:30 PM Municipal Building 231 Third Street Conference Room ‘C’

On the Agenda

 Request from Lakewood Township Committee for LDC to acquire a property at  220 Third Street, Block 120, Lot 5.
 Home at the parking lot on 3rd street currently assessed at $757,500  paying $15,000 in Taxes.

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