Friday, November 30, 2018

KZY HaRav Shlomo Gissinger Shlita Annual Melava Malka

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K'hal Zichron Yaakov HaRav Shlomo Gissinger Shlita, Mara D'Asra  Annual Melava Malka Motzoei Shabbos Parshas Vayeishev December 1, 2018 at the  Khal Zichron Yaakov Ateres Avraham Simcha Hall 175 Sunset Road Lakewood, NJ 08701

Guest Speaker: HaRav Sholom Kamenetsky Shlita Rosh HaYeshiva Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia

Doors Open 7:30 pm Hot Milchig Buffet Kumzitz with Dovid Gabay. Music by Eli Wax 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

K’hal Zichron Yaakov, also known as “Rabbi Gissinger’s shul,” was founded in 1987 with a small group of families on “the other side of the lake.” Rabbi Gissinger’s goal was to perpetuate the ideals and lifestyle of his rebbe, Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky, zt’l. Rabbi Gissinger credits the kehilla’s success to its effort to fulfill the mission of “striving to daven, learn and interact with others in a manner consistent with Rav Yaakov’s teachings and personal example.”

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת וישב תשע''ט שבת מברכים חודש טבת

Lakewood, NJ-  Friday, November 30, 2018 / כ״ב כסלו תשע״ט ערב שבת פרשת וישב לייקווד

-Candle lighting 4:14 pm
-Shkia/Sunset 4:32 pm

-Rosh Chodesh Teves is next week Shabbos Chanuka and on Sunday Dec 8
- Molad for Teves is  Friday evening, 29 minutes and 13 chalakim after 10:00 pm.
- First night of Chanukah is Sunday night, December 2

-Weather shabbos day: Partly cloudy, showers in the afternoon. High near 45F.  Chance of rain 60%.

                                                                "את אחי אנכי מבקש"     

Gut Shabbos

The Drasha Addressed to Napoleon Bonaparte this weeks parsha

The Drasha Addressed to Napoleon
Yosef found himself in the dungeon together with Pharaoh’s wine butler (Sar HaMashkim). He interpreted for him his dream: “The three clusters are three days. In another three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and will restore you to your post and you will place Pharaoh’s cup in his hand as was the former practice when you were his cupbearer.” [Bereshis 40: 12-13]
Yosef then added the following words: “If only you would think of me (ki im zechartani) with yourself when he benefits you, and you will do me a kindness, if you please, and mention me to Pharaoh, then you would get me out of this building.” [Beresis 40:14].

What to Do on a long Motzei shabbos?

What to do on a long motzei shabbos? (After Avos Ubanim) 

Toys for thought will be open from 7 to 10 pm this motzei shabbos before Chanuka. In Store sale is underway. Come early for best selection of sale items. Corner 3rd street and Clifton avenue in Lakewood.

Bagel nosh now has seating motzei shabbos for a quick melave malka bite to eat and make your own donut kits are already available. A fun project for the whole family. So much fun in downtown Lakewood

Video Replay Levaya in Eretz Yisrael for Rav Avrohom Chaim Levin ztl

The Levaya took place in Bnei Brak at 11:15 am Israel time 4 am in NY.  For Photos click  here
  Video replay. Audio Hookup, the number is (563) 999-1235. Shiva in E"Y 6-8:30 Motzei Shabbos. In Chicago @ 5104 Drake until Thursday Morning.
שר וגדול נפל בישראל  מסע ההלוויה של הגאון הגדול רבי אברהם חיים הלוי לוין זצ"ל  ראש ישיבת טעלז

Photo: At the Chestnut Shul

LNN- The Chestnut shul steps up security by installing a security booth outside the shul in light of recent anti-semitic attacks targeting Jewish communities. (Lakewood News Network)

Thursday, November 29, 2018

NBC: Vehicle Nearly Strikes Girls Getting off a Bus

NBC 10 - A vehicle came just inches from crashing into a girl, as she was getting off her school bus in Lakewood, New Jersey. Police are calling it a reckless act and they are investigating to find out who the driver of the vehicle is. See report below

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood November 29, 2018

-Chasuna: Krieger - Newmann at Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: German - Sinski at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Meister - Gartenhouse Terrace hall
-Vort: Hachosson Shimmy Lieberman to Hakallah Chanala Portowicz Bas R' Avrohom at Tashbar hall 82 Oak Street Lakewood
Tnoyim: Hachosson  Yosef Tzvi Borenstein to Hakallah Bas R' Shaya Miller at  Ateres Yeshaya  hall 908 E county line Rd Lakewood new Jersey 8:30 pm,

-Parlor meeting for Linas Hachesed of Yerushalayim  at 80 Adams street Lakewood 7:30 -11:30 pm
-Inaugural Parlor meeting Yeshiva Mehalech Hatorah R"Y Harav Moshe Lederer at 1434 Tanglewood Lakewood. NJ 7:45 pm

Can Non Vaccinated kids Return to School

It's been 22 days since the last confirmed case of measles  in Lakewood according to the Ocean county Board of health. Although there have been more cases confirmed as of yesterday, those patients had the measles from a few weeks ago and not so much in position to infect others. The official Board of health policy is  once 21 days pass the kids can return to school. The last confirmed case was Nov 6th.
Does this mean that non vaccinated children can now return to school?
Will schools allow them back?
(Submitted via comment)

Lakewood Township Committee Meeting tonight

Lakewood township committee meeting Thursday November 29, 2018 Municipal hall 7:30 pm
 Watch Live HERE see  draft agenda HERE  or below

- Tax abatement's, Long term Tax Exemptions for Cedarbridge park properties
- Appointing A Member To The Lakewood Housing Authority
- Designating The Oak Tree At Ella G. Clarke School As A Historical Landmark


Live Stream- Levaya in Lakewood for Harav Avrohom Chaim Levin ZT"L

Levaya of Harav Avrohom Chaim Levin will take place this morning at BMG Herzka building 9:15 -11:00 am expect road closures and traffic  in the area. 7th street will be closed from Forest Avenue to Lakewood avenue for the duration of the Levaya. There will be a Ezras Nashim open downstairs in the Ateres Esther hall of Bais Yitzchok. Ladies should enter from the Private way entrance.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 28, 2018

Chasuna: Waldman - Roth at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Bursztyn - Klein at Ateres Reva hall
Chasuna: Rubinfeld - Thaler at Ne'emas Hachaim hall Bais Toca
Chasuna: Deutsch- Friedman at Lake Terrace hall

Vort: Hachosson to Hakallah Bas Harav Chaim Meir Roth at Pine River village Simcha Hall 36 Goldcrest Lakewood, NJ 8:00 pm

Live stream Levaya of Harav Avrohom Chaim Levin ztl

Legal Weed One Step Closer in NJ - Two committees met for a rare joint hearing on Monday and considered testimony that lasted nearly four hours. The legalization bill was approved 7-4 with two abstentions..
 The votes were largely along party lines, with more Democrats in favor.

What's next for legal weed?
To become law, the legal weed bill must receive 41 votes in the Assembly and 21 in the Senate. Then Murphy needs to sign it.  But when, or if that will happen, is not clear.
Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-Gloucester, said in an interview Monday that he wouldn't post the bill for a vote in the full Senate until it has Murphy's support. The next possible votes by the full Senate and Assembly are in mid-December.

Toys For Thought Chanuka In-Store Specials

Levaya in Lakewood For Rav Avrohom Chaim Levin ZTL

There will be a live stream of the Levaya in Chicago, in Lakewood starting  5 pm at Yeshiva Heichal Hatalmud 121 2nd street between Lexington & Monmouth

BD”E: Hagaon Harav Avrohom Chaim Levin, Zt”l, Rosh Yeshivah, Telshe-Chicago

Levaya in Lakewood tomorrow 9:15 AM AT BMG 7TH STREET
Hamodia-  The yeshivah world was plunged into mourning Wednesday upon learning of the petirah of Hagaon Harav Avrohom Chaim Levin, zt”l, Rosh Yeshivah of Yeshivas Telshe in Chicago.
The Rosh Yeshivah, a member of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of Agudath Yisroel of America, was hospitalized several months ago. He was able to recover enough to be able to return to yeshivah to deliver shiurim, but was niftar on Wednesday morning at the age of 90. The levayah will be held 4 p.m. at the Telshe yeshivah in Chicago. Thr Aron will come to Lakewood There for a Levaya at the yeshiva 617 6th street 9:15am.  Leaving to Newark airport Kevurah will be in Eretz Yisrael in Bnei Brak.

Yehi zichro baruch.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Oif Simchas/events Lakewood November 27, 2018

-Chasuna: Grossman - Rieder at Lake Terrace hall
 -Vort: Hachosson Mordechai Greenberg to Hakallah Frumie Weinstein Bas R' Avraham at Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 E County Line rd 7:30 pm
 -י׳׳ט כסלו Hisvadus at B"M Chabad 1309 Central avenue 9:30 pm
-Farbrengen at Chabad of Jackson 645 Cross Street 9:30 pm
 -Parlor Meeting Bell Harbor Yeshiva at 1538 Rockaway Road (Raintree) Lakewood, NJ 8:45 pm
- Long Beach Alumni Lev L'achim Lakewood parlor meeting at Bnos Devorah hall 360 Oak street 7:30 pm- 9:15

Letter From Rav Aharon Feldman Shlita To the Atzeres in Lakewood

The Letter was read last night at the atzeres on Giyus in Lakewood.

PTA Week while some kids still out of school

Schools in Lakewood have scheduled PTA  for this week. This is the first meetings of the school year that began in September.

At the same time there are a number of children who are still sitting home and have not gone to school yet for this year.
Until recently the list was at 15 including high school girls. As of now those without school are elementary girls. Hopefully by Chanuka they will all be placed.

Lakewood Planning Board Meeting

Lakewood Planning board meeting Tuesday November 27, 2018 at Municipal hall 6:00 pm
watch live stream HERE see  full agenda HERE
• R2018-234: Area in Need of Redevelopment – Block 90, Lots 3 & 9
1. SD 2331 Country Club Temple Ave LLC
 Country Club Estates & 1455 14th St Block 25.05, Lots 41, 52, & 56
Minor Subdivision to realign lot lines
2. SP 2303 Cornerstone Equities, LLC
 Blvd of the Americas & Ave of the States Block 961, Lot 2.06
Preliminary and Final Major Subdivision and Site Plan for an office and daycare

Ready for Chanukah at Gourmet Glatt

Monday, November 26, 2018

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood November 26, 2018

Chasuna: Eisenberg - Cohen at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
 Chasuna: Zucker - Lichtenstein at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
 Chasuna: Wachsman - Drebin at Lake Terrace hall
- Vort: Hachosson Meir Nitzin to Hakallah Shana Drebin at R' Gissinger shul 175 Sunset Lakewood, 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Moshe Dovid Nuefeld to Hakallah Kopenheim at  305 Monmouth Lakewood 7:30 pm
 -Parlor meeting: Linas Hachesed of Yerushalayim for Brookhill/Villas area at 9 Champlain ct, Lakewood 7:30- 11:30
-Atzeres Tefillah Gezeiras giyus at Yeshiva Ktana hall 9:15 pm
- Hachana for Chanuka: shiur with Rav Mota Frank at Breslev shul 423 6th street Lakewood 9:30 pm

Interview on Lakewood's Growth

From the interview with
So just like there are many young black families or older black families that are being priced out, or Hispanic families, there are many Orthodox families that are being priced out, too.  If you asked me, what would be my dream? I would love to see a ton of affordable housing built here. 

Where are Lakewood's newly arriving Orthodox Jews coming from, and why?
The why is so easy: they love it here! New Jersey is a great place to live, (even though) we may be the butt of jokes across the country. ... It’s affordable relative to New York or Philadelphia, it’s accessible, there are great jobs here, it’s an unbelievable jobs engine here. There are good schools, there are good neighbors. And there are good people of all types here. It’s diverse, it’s energetic. It has all the advantages of the city without the disadvantages of the city.

Okay. But where are they coming from? Are they being priced out of Brooklyn?
A lot of the Orthodox families in Brooklyn were being priced out by Brooklyn gentrification.

Video: confronting Challenges

Clip from a interview discussing the plan to address social and civic challenges in Lakewood

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 25, 2018

Chasuna: Beilus - Pollack at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Chasuna: Gobbioff - Segal at Ne'emas Hachaim hall Bais Tova
Chasuna: Krauss - Soloff at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood cheder
-Vort: Hachosson Aron Mayer to Hakallah Dina Frankel Bas R' Mayer at 107 Magnolia Drive Lakewood, NJ 6:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson: Yehuda Birnbaum to Hakallah Bas R' Baruch Yisrael Zuckerman at Ateres Yeshaya hall 7:00 pm

Sunday November, 25 2018 Lkwd, NJ News briefs

-Health officials confir 15th case of Measles in Ocean county

-Hachnosas Sefer Torah for Mesivta of Eatontown  procession leaving at 2:30   New Hampshire avenue corner Belgian Hill to the yeshiva at 1300 New Hampshire avenue
-Hanochas Even Hapina for Cheder Talmud Torah Rachmastrivka at 123 Delaware Trail with the Participation of the Rahcmastrivk Rebbe and Rosh Yeshiva Rav Yeruchom Olshin at 5:00 pm
-Kvias Mezuza for Bais CHinuch Lebnos at 41 Henry street Lakewood, 7:30 pm with the Kosov Rebbe shlita
-Parlor meeting for Yeshiva Ohr Naftoli at 1552 Laguna lane

Fatal Car accident

Update: The Levaya of Habachur Yechiel Feingold Z"L will take place at Newark Airport at 6:00 pm. 340 Airis Ave Newark, NJ
Road is now open:

Lakewood Police Capt. Gregory Staffordsmith said Sunday that the department and the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office were investigating a crash on County Line Road. The Road was  closed between Hope Chapel Road and Tanglewood Lane in Lakewood while authorities investigated.

LPD arrested the driver of the second car that fled the scene of the accident.

A serious car accident took place this morning in Lakewood on w. County Line Rd resulting in a fatality R"L of a yeshiva Bachur, Yechiel Feingold a"h (20) from Baltimore he was a talmid at the yeshiiva of Rav Yisrael Goldnlatt shlita in Lakewood.

  Another person is in critical condition please be mispalel for Dovid ben Leah Devorah.

The accident happened at approximately 7:20 am. at the time 2 patients in critical condition were rushed to  Hospital.  Lakewood police are investigating.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Live: Agudah Convention Keynote sessions 2018

Motzei Shabbos Lakewood Parshas Vayishlach 5779

Lakewood, NJ Motzei Shabbos  November 24, 2018

-Chanuka mall at Bais Faiga hall open 8:00 pm for women and girls.

-Farbrengen י''ט כסלו at Tashbar hall 82 Oak Street

עצרת תפילה ואמירת תהילים לזכות ר׳ אשר בן משה (חנה פרומט)  מוצאי שבת בביה׳מד זמל י בההששתתפות ר"ה׳׳

Center of town open M”S 7:30 -10:30
Torah Treasures open M”S

Friday, November 23, 2018

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת קודש פרשת וישלח תשע''ט

Friday, November 23, 2018 / ט״ו כסלו תשע״ט Lakewood, NJ

- Candle lighting 4:16 pm
- Shkia/Sunset 4:34 pm
- Weather Shabbs Day: Rain  later in the day High 53F Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall  near a quarter of an inch.

וְעָלוּ מוֹשִׁעִים בְּהַר צִיּוֹן לִשְׁפֹּט אֶת הַר עֵשָׂו וְהָיְתָה לה׳ הַמְּלוּכָה

Viznitz Bnei Brak Opens Shul in Lakewood

Followers of the Viznitz Bnei Brak Rebbe Rav Yisrael Hager shlita have opened Bais Medrash Imrei Chaim Viznitz at the Oak and Vine neighborhood in Lakewood. The Rebbe's son R' Yaakov Mordechai will spend this shabbos in Lakewood with the chasidim. There are currently 3 Viznitz Shuls in Lakewood.

Black Friday/ Chanuka specials Lakewood

Chanuka mall in Bais faiga hall this Motzei shabbos
Kidichic 50% off open M”S 7-11
Center of town open M”S 7:30 -10:30
Toys for Thought in store secret sale
Torah Treasures open M”S
Shoetique sale m”s and Sunday
Lolipop 70% off clearance
Periwinkel 30% off winter inventory
Clover 60% off Moyzei Shabbos 7-11
His & Hers place Sunday 25% +15% off
Little women 25% off Motzei Shabbos 25% off
Torah Treasures open M”S
Flying colors 40% off Thurs – Monday m”S 7:30 -10:00 30 ladies night out
 Fashion wholesalers 50% off store open M”S 7-11
Juvenile planet sale open m”s 8-10
Junee 50% off M”S
A shoe dream sale sun- tues up to $35 off
Shoppers paradise 40% off Shabbos clothing
Center of town open M”S 7:30 -10:30
EMH sale on girls shoes
Organizing shop 15% off in store items
Westview shop
Keter Judaica opening Sunday

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood November 22, 2018

Weather: real feel tonight at 10:00 pm will be 9 degrees
Power outage Ridge area rt 88 Clover est Restoration 8:30 pm

Chasuna: Kreiser - Krupenia at Ateres Reva hall
Chasuna: Nadoff - Maybloom at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Salamon - Weinsten at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Chasuna: Freund -  Nowosiolski at Ne'emas hachaim hall

-Posponed!! Atzeres Tefillah for Gezeiras Giyus has been postponed to Monday of next week

-Seder Limud at Pine River Bais Medrash lezchus Harav Nosson Hertzka Shlita for a refuah shleima from 11:00pm- 12:00 am

-Parlor meeting Kollel Heicha Hatorah of Long Branch at 112 Hadassah in Lakewood, Guest speaker Harav Yitzchok Oelbaum shlita 8:30 pm

Letter: Giyus update From Roshei Yeshiva and leading Admorim in Eretz Yisrael

Kislev, 5779
     K 'lal Yisrael in Crisis: Re: Impending Draft Law – ‘Chok Hagi’us
The following is a reply to leading Rabbonim in America, from preeminent Roshei Yeshiva and Admorei Chassidus in Eretz Yisrael In response to your inquiry about the current situation here:
As the ‘Memshala’s’ legal counsel has already made clear, the impending bill is designed to upend the Olam Hayeshivos, as well as to stymie the mores and ethos of emunah and sanctity of Yahadut.
To begin with, any deferral of B’nei Yeshiva is linked to the caveat that the Chareidi community at large, fill quotas of conscripts. We’re talking about recruiting thousands periodically, to compensate for those who continue to study full time; if this proviso isn’t met, all yeshiva students will forfeit their deferral status.

Thuursday, November 22, 2018 Thanksgiving Day Lakewood, NJ

 Weather Lakewood, NJ- high today of  28 degrees tonight a low of 14

-No LSTA busing today some will have only one way  check with your kids school.
-Yarchei Kallah shiur with Agra Dpirka  at Khal Zichron Yaakov 175 sunset, Lakewood 10:15 am-  Q&A with Rav Shmuel Felder on Contemporary issues 11:00 am Rav Avrohom Snyder shlita.
-Shalom Bayis series at the Chestnut shul 105 Chestnut street 10:00 am
-Lakewood Township Municipal Offices will be Closed on Thursday, November 22, 2018 and Friday, November 23, 2018 in Observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday

- Shop Rite Howell and Brick will close at 4pm Thanksgiving day.

Postponed: Atzeres Tefillah in Lakewood

Update: The Atzeres is postponed for this coming Monday night.
A major Atzeres Tefillah will take place in Lakewood as the Giyus law in Eretz Yisrael is about to be voted on. It will take place at the Yeshiva Ketana Hall  120 2nd Street. Maariv at 9:00PM, followed by the Atzeres.

Among the speakers are: Hagaon Rav Malkiel Kotler Shlita, Hagaon Rav Aharon Feldman Shlita, among others.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 21, 2018

Chasuna: Feinstein - Jacobson at Ateres Reva hall
Chasuna: Schwartz - Strickman Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Hammer - Leiser at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Chasuna: Korn - Wulliger at Lake Terrace hall
Chasuna: Teichman - Karmel at Ne'emas Hachaim hall Bais Tova

Kabolas Panim - for Admor M'Kamarna yerushalayim Rav Nsanel Safrin at 6 Esther court Lakewood, NJ 6:00 pm - 10:45 pm

Hespedim for Rav Yitzchok Paler Zatzal at yeshiva Mekor Chaim 160 Locust street, Lakewood starting with Maariv at 8:30 pm

Shloshim and Hespesim for Rav Yitzchok Paler Zatzal

Hespedim will take place this evening commemorating the shloshim for Harav Yitzchok Paler Zt"l Rosh Yeshivas Mekor Chaim in Lakewood.
It will take place at the Yeshiva 160 Locust street Maariv 8:30 PM followed by  a atzeres misped.

At the New Cafotteria Cafe in Lakewood

Click HERE for soft opening menu

Lakewood Home Invasion victim Speaks

APP - "It's a small word with huge meaning. Three months ago, it wasn't certain Robison would be able to say it. Robison and his wife of 13 years, Patricia, were brutally assaulted during an overnight home-invasion Aug. 29 at their residence on Eagle Ridge Circle. Both spent weeks in the hospital and then at a rehabilitation center receiving care for critical injuries.Little is known publicly about the investigation, and no arrests have been made.

Atzeres Tefillah in Lakewood for Gezeiras Giyus

An Atzeres Tefillah will take place this Thursday in Lakewood as the Knesset attempts to pass the new draft law amid parliamentary instability. Time and place will be announced.

Among the speakers are: Hagaon Rav Malkiel Kotler Shlita, Hagaon Rav Aharon Feldman Shlita, Rosh Yeshivas Ner Ysrael Baltimore and Hagaon Rav Yaakov Horowitz Shlita Rosh Yeshivas Bais meir and Rav of Telz Minyan in Brooklyn.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 20, 2018

-Chasuna: Lindow - Cohen at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Tendler at Ne'emas Hachaim hall

- Parlor Meeting Pittsburgh Kollel Bais Yitzchok at 315 Carannetta Drive Lakewood, NJ  Maariv  8:45 Program 9:20  Guest Speaker: Harav Yisrael Ehrlich Shlit

CDC - Don't Eat Romaine Lettuce E. Coli contamination

CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak as it may be contaminated with E. coli.

Cnn reports Thirty-two people, including 13 who have been hospitalized, have been infected with the outbreak strain in 11 states, according to the CDC. One of the hospitalized people developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a potentially life-threatening form of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported.

OCHD: Measles Update November 20, 2018


The following is a summary with new and ongoing information with respect to the measles outbreak from the Ocean County Health Department. The numbers remain the same for today.
There are now 14 confirmed measles cases.
There are also 13 potential cases under investigation.
Vaccination is encouraged and those children involved with exposure to a confirmed case may be subject to an order of exclusion, if unvaccinated.


Sudden Petira of Habachur Chaim Naftali A"H  Ben ybl" c R' Avraham and Rivka Naftali Shlita. Levaya will be at 7th Street chapel in Lakewood 2:30 PM

APP Editorial Engagement, key to understanding the Lakewood Orthodox Community

The Lakewood meeting may have been the most important of all. It was organized by an Orthodox woman who had attended one of the earlier sessions. When she joined in the conversation, which earlier had focused on some of the negative stereotypes of Lakewood and the Orthodox, the tenor changed. Her story and her experiences dispelled many of the myths, and helped shed light on many of the commonalities. 

APP editorial-
Of all the nasty, misleading campaign literature generated during the run-up to the recent elections, the most offensive appeared in mailboxes in Jackson, where competing slates tried to outdo each other in branding the opposition as being in the pockets of Orthodox Jews.
In an attempt to woo votes, the two sides exploited anti-Orthodox sentiment in the community, playing into residents' fears that an influx of Orthodox into the township would turn it into another Lakewood. It was disgraceful.
Disingenuously, both mayoral candidates agreed: "How is that anything but anti-Semitism?" incumbent Mayor Michael Reina said, accusing his political opponents of "spreading more misinformation about me than I've seen in the 12 years I've been doing this."

Said Reina's opponent for mayor, Tracie Yostpille: "It is truly the most disgusting dishonest campaign using the Jewish population in Lakewood to scare voters." Both said they weren't responsible for the ads. Yeah, right.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 19, 2018

Chasuna: Newman - Rotkin at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Chasuna: Jaffa- Neuman Ne'emas hachaim hall Bais Tova
Chasuna: Rottenberg - Klinger at Lake Terrace hall
Chasuna: Fireman - Feig at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

Vort: Hachosson Avrohom Abba Sitorsky to Hakallah Schwartz at the Lakewood Bais Horaah 4th and Madison 7:30 pm

Vort: Hachosson Yisroel Meir Weissman to Hakallah Sarah Schwimmer Bas R' Yaakov at Estréia, 978 River Ave, Lakewood 7:30 pm

Belzer community asks about immunizations

The Belzer community in Lakewood reached out to the Rebbe from Eretz Yisrael seeking guidance about vaccinating children due to the measles outbreak. The response came in the affirmative with a play on words based on a pasuk in sefer Yoel אספו עוללים וינקי שדים יצא  (חוסן) חתן מחדרו וכלה

Keter Judaica Opening Lakewood Store

The new Keter Judaica store is located at the Avenue Shoppes mall Cedarbridge and New Hampshire Avenues

Lakewood Zoning Board Meeting

Lakewood township Zoning board meeting tonight Monday November 19 at 7:00 pm
Watch Live HERE See full Agenda

Request for 90 day extension for Appeal #4049, Shasnis, Block 778 Lots 1, 2, 77 & 3,
Henry Street.
Appeal # 4082 – Moshe Spitz, 767 River Avenue, Block 782 Lots 36.01 – 36.09, HD-7
zone. Preliminary and final major subdivision to subdivide 9 lot into 18 lots for 9 duplexes.

10 Elementary girls still out of school, High school Done

Two weeks before chanukah and the last few remaining girls out of high school im Lakewood were placed  as of mid November. As for elementary, there are approximately 10 girls still at home waiting for a school to take them.
Unfortunately the conversation today is not on these girls that are stuck crying at home, instead, it's about schools sending home non vaccinated children.
A atzeres tefilla took place on erev rosh chodesh for these girls plight hoping something will be done.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Watch Live: Asifas Chizuk For Rav Dovid Trenk in Lakewood

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 18, 2018

Chasuna: Auerbach - Taplin at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Chasuna: Luwish - Katz at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
Chasuna: Langleben  -Follman at Ateres Reva hall
Chasuna: Scharf - Eichorn at Lake Terrace hall

Vort: Hachosson Moshe Karmel to Hakallah Rechy Landau at R' Gissinger shul simcha hall 8:00 pm

Vort: Hachosson Shmiel Kornitzer to Hakallah Leal'e Blum Bas R' Moshe Yehuda at  Ohr Tuvia Simcha hall 969 East End Lakewood 7:30 pm

Lakewood Events Sunday November 18

Bobov 45 Rebbe will be in Lakewood today for a parlor meeting on behalf of the mosdos  at 227 Autumn road from 2:00 to 6:00 pm Mincha will be at 2pm.

Asifas Chiizuk for Reb Dovid Trenk shlita who needs a refuah will take place tonight at Rav Gissinger shul in the main bais Med rash 175 Sunset Lakewood at 8:00pm Divrei chizuk wil be delivered by Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva Harav Yeruchom Olshin Shlita, Harav Shlomo Gissinger shlita. Rabbi Yoel Gold, Rabbi Yechiel Spero

Hamodia: FIRST PERSON ACCOUNT: El Al Fiasco Ends in Display of Achdus, Kiddush Hashem on Shabbos in Athens

For full news coverage and videos of the El Al fiasco  read the informative post on By Yoni Weiss Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 6:43 am | י' כסלו תשע"ט

YERUSHALAYIM - Speaking on Sunday morning to a passenger of the El Al flight, Rabbi Yisrael Halberstam of Yerushalayim, a blow-by-blow account of the story as he experienced it emerged.
Rabbi Halberstam is the head of Mosdos Zhemigrad in Eretz Yisrael and founder and CEO of Merkaz Yedid Nefesh.

Ahead of the Flight

Snow began to fall and accumulate early Thursday afternoon in New York. I called El Al several times, and they kept saying the flight will be leaving on time. However, the did specify to be in the airport on time, due to the weather. I left Boro Park four hours before the flight.
When we came to the airport, we saw the flight was from Terminal 4. In the terminal, the screens showed all the other flights delayed without a new time, or canceled. There were only two flights that were still showing that they were leaving on time: One was our El Al flight and the other to San Jose in California.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Show of Support for School Founder

Matzav reports - Frum residents from Lakewood, NJ and beyond packed a courtroom in New Brunswick this past Erev Shabbos in a show of support for the heroic and selfless founder of the SCHI special education school in Lakewood in a case of trumped up charges relating to school funds, according to an APP report by Stacey Barchenger.

The 90-minute hearing took place just a few hours before Shabbos in the courtroom of Superior Court Judge Benjamin Bucca. Bucca will ultimately decide whether the case should be dismissed or sent before a jury. Bucca did not issue any rulings Friday.  Among those in attendance was there revered rosh yeshiva of Beth Medrash Govoha, Rav Yeruchem Olshin.

Headlines: Debate on Vaccinations with Mr. Del Bigtree
 Debates about their dangers and what does Halacha say a parent must do.
Listen to the  Remaining interview with Mr. Del Bigtree below

with Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss - Rav, Agudas Yisroel of Staten Island - 24:30
with Mr. Del Bigtree Founder, Informed Consent Action Network - 53:20
with Dr. Howard Zucker, MD, JD - Commissioner of Health, New York State - 1:46:40
with Dr. Allan Wercberger, MD - Pediatrician, Monroe, NY - 2:06:50
with Dr. Richard Roberts, MD, Ph.D. - CEO and Chairman, URL Pharma - 2:20:10

Listen below for the remaining interview With Mr. Bigtree

Motzei Shabbos Parshas vayetzei Lakewood 5779

-Vaad by Hagaon Harav Shmuel Kamenetzky shlita on behalf of Chayeinu at the Bais Horaah of Lakewood 4th and Madison 8:00 pm

-Yeshiva Lakewood East Melave Malka/Parlor Meeting with the Rosh Yeshiva Harav Yaakov Eliezer Schwartzman Shlita - 18 Gefen Drive  Lakewood (White Oaks) 8:00 pm

-Melava Malka at Kosher Village Fresh Hot Bagels a dozen for $5.99  open motzei Shabbos until 10:30 pm

  -Yeshiva Zichron Shmayahu Alumni Melava Malka at B"M Ner Yisrael 733 Ridge 9:00 pm with the Rosh Yeshiva Harav Chaim Mendel Brodsky shlita

-Melava Malka at Bais Medrash Koson  of Lakewood 72 oak street 9:00 pm

 For women- Wings Lakewood: Join LEAH SCHAPIRA at WINGS 6531 US Hwy 9 N for a pre-Chanukah donut making demo & delicious Melava Malka! 8:30 pm

Friday, November 16, 2018

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת ויצא

Friday, November 16, 2018 / ח׳ כסלו תשע״ט Lakewood, NJ
                     וְהָיָה זַרְעֲךָ כַּעֲפַר הָאָרֶץ וּפָרַצְתָּ יָמָּה וָקֵדְמָה וְצָפֹנָה וָנֶגְבָּה וְנִבְרֲכוּ בְךָ כָּל מִשְׁפְּחֹת הָאֲדָמָה וּבְזַרְעֶך

-Candle lighting: 4:21 pm
-Shkia/sunset 4:39 pm

Weather Shabbos day: Mainly sunny. High 48F.

- Lakewood East Melave Malka/Parlor Meeting with the Rosh Yeshiva Rav Yaakov Eliezer Scwartzman Shlita - 18 Gefen Dr lakewood (White Oaks)

       וְהִנֵּה אָנֹכִי עִמָּךְ וּשְׁמַרְתִּיךָ בְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר תֵּלֵךְ וַהֲשִׁבֹתִיךָ אֶל הָאֲדָמָה הַזֹּאת כִּי לֹא אֶעֱזָבְךָ עַד אֲשֶׁר אִם עָשִׂיתִי אֵת אֲשֶׁר דִּבַּרְתִּי לך       

Measles Debate

Del Bigtree gets real with New Jersey billionaire radio host David Lichtenstein on his iTunes podcast, HEADLINES. Make sure to tune in and show your support! A real conversation, uncut, from two educated minds from opposite ends of the discussion.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Power Outages in Lakewood

JCP&L: We expect to restore power to the majority of affected customers by Today at 1:00 PM
Update: Power restored in Squankum area, more outages reported in Miller rd, Arlington, John st, Oak street, white street areas.
There are currently 5 reported outages in Lakewood up to 1500 customers of JCP&L without power in the Squankum and County line area. Other affected areas are 9th street and Madison, 7th and Lexington, 7th and Forest 4th and Forest. No estimated time given for restoration.

Opinion: Lakewood Measles Hysteria

An opinion piece by BY Judi Franco from NJ101.5

NJ1015 -The hysteria regarding measles in Lakewood is a mystery to me. But then, again the hysteria involving many childhood diseases that have been “eradicated” by vaccinations also puzzles me.
The same hysteria has now been attached to the flu and to chickenpox — normal childhood diseases that we all had and we all got over, but now because of marketing, we all think we’re going to die from all of them.

When I was young we all got the measles, the mumps, whooping cough and chickenpox. And no one died from them. (Well, actually, some people did but there were so few that we never even heard about it.)

And although no one has been able to conclusively tie vaccinations to scary, long-term, disabling childhood injuries, no one can unilaterally disprove the connection either. Having been through measles and mumps and chickenpox and flu and coming out of them fine, as we all did back then, I can tell you it’s a much less scary risk to have the disease than to possibly turn into a vegetable as many children have after receiving some of these childhood vaccinations.

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 15, 2018

Chasuna: Strimber - Sanders Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Chasuna: Teitelbaium - Feingold Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Nulman - Reiss at Ne'emas Hachaim hall Bais Tova

-Vort: Hachosson  Yekusiel Blatter to Hakallah Tzipora Saks  at Ateres Yeshaya 908 E. County line road Lakewood, NJ 7:00 pm
-Parlor Meeting for a marbitz Torah at Shemen Lemincha hall 2 Milano drive Lakewood 8:00 pm - 12 00 am

Measles Update November 15, 2018

The following is a summary with new and ongoing information with respect to the measles outbreak from the Ocean County Health Department.
 There are now 12 confirmed measles cases.
 There are also 11 potential cases under investigation.
The state Department of Health warned that the latest patient visited several locations in Ocean County, including the Motor Vehicle Agency on Hooper Avenue in Toms River. Anyone who was in that office Tuesday, Nov. 7, between 2:30 and 5:15 p.m. may have been exposed to the virus.

The MVC closed the office as a precaution until Monday.
Other locations visited by the individual, whose identity was not disclosed:  .

Wintry Mix as Storm picks up

Sleet snow and rain in Lakewood as the more aster storm moves along the Jersey Shore. Driving conditions are slippery with sleet on the roads. The NWS issued a storm warning advisory including Ocean county. The wintry weather will last several hours before changing to rain.  Accumulation in a Lakewood is projected to be 1.88 inches total rain and snow.

Audio: The anti Vaxxer Agenda

Remarks by Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva Harav Uren Reich Shlita about pushing an agenda not listening to authority or the doctors.

Photo: Meeting with Senator Gopal on Assisted suicide Bill in NJ

A meeting took place last week with NJ Senator Vin Gopal. initiated by orthodox Rabbis and activists concerned about assisted suicide legislation. The participants argued the importance of destroying the bill permitting assisted suicide in NJ. Senator Gopal sits on the New Jersey Senate health committee

(left to right) Bob Pawson, Exec. Director, Pro-Life Educators of America,  Susan Johnson,   Director of State Advocacy, Hope From Holly Foundation, Robin Rebrik Stavola, Founder & President of Hope From Holly Foundation, Sen Vin Gopal, Rabbi Moshe Dowek, Shaare Tefilah  Congregation Shaare Tefilah Bene Moshe,  John Tomicki, Exec. Director of League of American Families, Rabbi Hayim Arking, Larchwood Minyan & Dean Of Ohr Hahalacha, Abraham Sharaby.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 14, 2018

Chasuna: Krupenia - Gartner at  Ne'emas Hachaim hall
Chasuna: Broyde - Finkel at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Chasuna: Freund - Tessler at Lake Terrace hall
Chasuna: Manne - Kramer at Fountain ballroom Lakewood Cheder

-Vort: Hachosson Moshe Kramer to Hakallah Estee Lurie at Ateres yeshaya hall 908 E. County line  Rd Lakewood 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Shuey Rosenberg to Hakallah Yocheved Abraham Bas R' Dovid at Pine River Village simcha hall 36 Goldcrest Lakewood. 8:00 pm

OCHD: Person with Measles was at BMG building

The ocean county health dept has notified Lakewood yeshiva that someone contagious with measles was at the BMG Bais Shalom building on November 6 from 1:15- 4:45. The yeshiva has notified all talmidim to act with caution, although the contagious person was not a talmid of the yeshiva and was only there once.

Those who are not vaccinated for Measles are urged to get a MMR vaccine.

Schools sending Acceptance Letters if you didn't get one, CALL

Schools are already sending out acceptance letters for those who applied and registered their child in primary for next year. This years some schools who would usually wait to send letters have done so early on. At the same time there are parents who applied and did not even receive a phone call for an interview or don't even know if the school has their application. CALL THE SCHOOL. Don't be embarrassed, its ok to be a Nudge. If you don't follow up they assume you are not really interested. Call and ask if they received your application, follow up again and ask if they processed your application and inquire if they are setting up an interview.  Be engaged, keep on calling.

Lakewood BOE Meeting Today

Lakewood Board Of Ed Meeting Today November 14, 2018 6:30 pm at 855 Somerset Avenue
Items on the Agenda:  (see full agenda HERE)

Approve the 2018-2019 salary increases for the Lakewood Education Association
employees. and salary increases for non-affiliated employees.

- Award American Environmental Systems, LLC to supply District Wide HVAC Filters for the 2018-2019 school year at a cost of $22,049.55,

-Approval to authorize the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, during the 2018-2019 school year, to conduct drug and weapon searches of Lakewood middle school and high school; such searches would be assisted by trained dogs

Video: Kosherfest 2018 with Kosher Guru

Urgent call to the Bnei Yeshivos in America

Letter written by Harav Shmuel Deutsch Shlita from EY to his son in Lakewood regarding the dangerous Giyus law that is up for adoption in the knesset. The  letter calls on the American Bnei Torah to take responsibility  by taking action and publicly oppose the pending threat. The same was  done in previous situations, when the Yidden in America scream and protest it can have a positive effect in Eretz Yisrael. There is no greater threat to the ruchniyus of Klal Yisrael and its a matter of  לא תעמוד על דם רעך. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Lakewood schools sending kids home for not vaccinating

Hamodia reports: Several chadarim and girls’ schools changed their policy and agreed to eliminate all un-immunized students after several dozen teachers refused to return to work unless that step was taken. “Based on Dr. [Reuven] Shanik’s advice and the demand from most of the tzibbur, a lot of schools are sending home kids who didn’t get the vaccine,” said a spokesman for Igud haMosdos. “A lot of schools have kids with medical conditions and they have to do what they have to, to protect them.  read more at Hamodia

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 13, 2018

Chasuna: Katz - Segall  at Ateres Chana hall Bais faiga
Chasuna: Weintraub - Rothchild Ateres Reva hall
Chasuna: Landman - Shechter Fountain ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Dembitzer - Grunspann Lake Terrace hall
Chasuna: Rotberg - Gottlieb at Ne'emas Hachaim hall

Measles Update: 11 Confirmed Cases, 7 under Investigation


The following is a summary with new and ongoing information with respect to the measles outbreak
from the Ocean County Health Department.
 -There are now 11 confirmed measles cases.
 -There are also seven potential cases under investigation.
 -Vaccination is encouraged and those children involved with exposure to a confirmed case may
be subject to an order of exclusion, if unvaccinated.
-The Ocean County Health Department continues to support and highly encourage the exclusion
of non-vaccinated children from schools, preschools and daycares in the outbreak area. These
entities have the authority to make that decision when an outbreak has been declared by the
New Jersey Department of Health

KosherFest 2018 Gets underway at the Meadowlands

Secaucus NJ- Kosherfest 2018 opens today (November 13th) at the Meadowlands Convention Center as the kosher food industry continues to gain strength with its ongoing  estimated growth of 10% – 12% per annum since 2013. More than 6000 people from some 21 countries will attend the two-day event which this year will celebrate its 30th anniversary since its humble beginning at Giants Stadium in 1989. Kosher foods are now widely available throughout the US with as many as 18,000 retail stores selling kosher products. This year’s Kosherfest will honor exhibitors who have been part of Kosherfest throughout its 30-year history. Produced jointly by Diversified Business Communications of Portland ME and Lubicom Marketing of Brooklyn NY, the show will include some 340 exhibitors and well over 400 booths.

Lakewood Planning Board Meeting

Lakewood Planning Board meeting Tuesday November 13, 2018 Municipal hall 6:00 pm
watch live HERE
see full Agenda HERE

1. SD 2118A Yehoshua Frenkel
 River Avenue & Blueberry Court Block 534, Lots 7.02 & 7.03

Nor'easter with snow in the Forecast for NJ

A winter storm is expected to come this  Thursday and Friday, when a coastal storm resembling a nor'easter may bring heavy precipitation and gusty winds to the area, according to the National Weather Service. In that storm, all of New Jersey could get sleet and North and Central Jersey could get a wintry mix after 5 p.m. on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologist see  models that have a plowable event for NYC region and N&W.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 12, 2018

Over 400 rockets fired from Gaza into Eretz Yisrael R"L
אחינו כל בית ישראל הנתונים בצרה ובשביה העומדים בין בים ובין ביבשה המקום ירחם עליהם ויוציאם מצרה לרוחה  ומאפלה לאורה ומשעבוד לגאלה השתא בעגלא ובזמן קריב ונאמר אמן

Chasuna: Brog - Garfinkel Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Chasuna: Seidenfeld - Schindler Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Silber - Steiner at  Ne'emas Hachaim hall Bais Tova
Chasuna: Herzka - Neuhouse at  Lake Terrace hall

Vort: Hachosson Bentzy Hayum to Hakallah Grossman at Ateres Yeshaya  hall 908 East County Line Road, Lakewood

Weather: Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch.

Highwire show: Discussing Measles in Lakewood

See full episode here

Tehillim for Rav Dovid Trenk shlita

מנחם יחיאל דוד בן בת-שבע לרפואה שלמה
The tzibbur is asked to be mispalel for noted Mechanech, Rosh Yeshiva  Harav Dovid Trenk shlita who is in need in Rachmei shomayim. He is currently hospitalized following complications from a brief illness. Name for Tehillim is   Menachem Yechiel Dovid ben Bassheva, B'soch Shaar Cholei Yisroel
 There will be a Atzeres Tefillah with Divrei Hisorerus tonight in Lakewood  at Rav Blech’s Shul  1250 Madison Ave 8:30-9:00pm
sign up here for Tehillim

 See more here

Videos: Lakewood Gas Explosion

CBS New York

Gas Explosion causes Fire in Lakewood

NBC- Multiple buildings were evacuated in an Ocean County, New Jersey, community Monday as crews investigated a report of a fire and gas explosion, officials say.

A call about a two-alarm fire near Second Street and Forest Avenue in Lakewood Township came in around 8 a.m. Monday.

It's not clear where the blaze originated, but Chopper 4 over the scene showed raging flames leaping from what appeared to be someone's backyard. That backyard was sandwiched between large trees and other homes.

Fire officials say cops are looking into whether a contractor may have hit a gas line. The flames ebbed once a valve was shut off. NO injuries reported

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Headlines Audio: Vaccinations Does Halacha obligate a Parent to Vaccinate

Headlines Podcast
Does Halacha obligate a parent to vaccinate? Are you a rodef if you don't? An expose with the worlds greatest experts... Download Marei Mekomos HERE

with Rabbi Sruli Fried, MSW - Regional Director, Chai Lifeline NJ and PA
with Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz - International Lecturer and Author of note
with Brian S. Hooker, PhD, PE - Epidemiologist, Associate Professor of Biology at Simpson University
with Dr. Nochum Indich M.D. - Pediatrician, Lakewood, NJ
with Rabbi Yitzchok Gottesman - BMG, Lakewood
with Mr. Joey Aaron Esq. - Attoney at Law Specializing in Religious Discrimination

Oif Simchas Lakewood, November 11, 2018

Chasuna: Fishman - Hirsch at Ne'emas Hachaim hall Lakewood Cheder

-Vort: Hachosson Don Medizadah to Hakallah Gadzi @ Ateres Yeshaya hal 908 E. County Line 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yisroel Cymet to Hakallah Rochie Kagan (Denver) at 10 West Virginia, Jackson, NJ 1:00 pm.
Vort: Hachosson Yaakov Roth to Hakallah Weinberg at Ateres malka hall 140 Lehigh, Lakewood, NJ 7:00 pm
Vort Hachosson Ashie Tesser to Hakallah Robbins at 49 Sunset Rd, Lakewood  6:00 pm -9:00 pm

Video: Lakewood Post Election Analysis

Lakewood votes along party lines as evident with those who vote straight republican. Candidate Bruce Stern was on the republican line did not campaign at and was not endorsed by the vaad  received 6,483 votes. Miller got 11,747 Candidate Hirsch ran as  an independent  received 2,305 that's a significant amount of people who want change will they be ignored again?

Video: At the Veretzky Melava Malka

Courtesy of Rafi King

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Motzei Shabbos parshas Toldos Lakewood 5779

-  Yartzheit Hespedim in BMG for Harav Aharon Kotler zatzal and Harav Nosson Wachtfogel zatzal divrei zikaron by Harav Yitzchok Sorotzkin shlita.
-Ocean county Health Department "highly Encourages and strongly supports" the exclusion of Non vaccinated children from schools and daycares during this time.
-Veretzky Rebbe Melava Malka at Shemen Lmincha 2 Milano dr Lakewood 9:45
-kumzits for Rosh chodesh kislev at Chalonei Rokea 34 carannetta 8:30 pm
-Out to Lunch open for Melava Malka
-Four corner Bagles open Motzei shabbos

Friday, November 9, 2018

Urgent Message from 32 Lakewood Community Physicians about Measles

we collectively advise Anyone not vaccinated should not go to playgroup or school until further notice
A group of doctors in Lakewood signed a letter regarding the Measles outbreak in the community. They urge everyone to be up to date with the MMR vaccine. Unvaacinated people can create a serious health risk to people that are immunosuppressed or not vaccinated.  Additionally if you are not vaccinated they urge you and advise not to go to school or playgroup. They give guidelines for children and infants when to get their first and second dose of the mmr vaccine. The letter is dated November 9, 2018. see download version below.

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת תולדות ראש חודש כסלו

Lakewood, NJ Friday, November 9, 2018 / א׳ כסלו תשע״ט ערב שבת פרשת תולדות

-Candle lighting 4:28 pm 
-shkia/Sunset 4:45 pm
-Weather shabbos day:  Wind increasing High 43F Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

וַאֲהֵבְךָ וּבֵרַכְךָ וְהִרְבֶּךָ. וּבֵרַךְ פְּרִי בִטְנְךָ וּפְרִי אַדְמָתֶךָ. דְּגָנְךָ וְתִירשְׁךָ וְיִצְהָרֶךָ. שְׁגַר אֲלָפֶיךָ וְעַשְׁתְּרֹת צֹאנֶךָ. עַל הָאֲדָמָה אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע לַאֲבֹתֶיךָ לָתֶת לָךְ: בָּרוּךְ תִּהְיֶה מִכָּל הָעַמִּים. לֹא יִהְיֶה בְךָ עָקָר וַעֲקָרָה וּבִבְהֶמְתֶּךָ: וְהֵסִיר הֹ' מִמְּךָ כָּל חֹלִי. וְכָל מַדְוֵי מִצְרַיִם הָרָעִים אֲשֶׁר יָדַעְתָּ לֹא יְשִׂימָם בָּךְ. וּנְתָנָם בְּכָל שֹׁנְאֶיךָ

Why we Add ולכפרת פשע on Rosh Chodesh of a leap year until Chodesh Nissan

On Rosh Chodesh  of a leap year we added in the Shemona Esreh of Mussaf  the words  ולכפרת פשע
In a Leap Year, in addition to praying for good and for blessing, for joy and for gladness, for salvation and comfort, for sustenance and maintenance, for life and peace, for pardon of sin and forgiveness of iniquity”, we add a 13th request in respect of the additional month: “ולכפרת פשע-and for atonement of transgression”.

A possible reason suggested is that in case the Leap Year was mistakenly designated, and in consequence Chametz was eaten on Pesach, we pray for forgiveness. (טעמי המנהגים)
The 13 pleas are corresponding to the 12 expressions of praise “הללוי’ה-הללו-הללוהו”, and the last sentence “כל הנשמה” is said twice, in respect of the Leap Year. (תהלים קנ – תניא רבתי)

A Message from Lakewood Chaveirim

Harav Tarshish to speak in Lakewood

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5779 November 8, 2018

- Chasuna:  Schoenberg - Yofee at Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: Weberman - Gertz at Ne'emas Hachaim hall Bais Tova
- Vort: Hachosson Yeshaya Retek to Hakallah Malky Brodt Bas R' Moshe at Ateres Malka hall 140 Leigh Avenue Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm
- Vort: Hachosson Avrohom Ziskind to Hakallah bas R'  Dovid Rothenberg at Ateres Yeshaya  hall 908 E. County Line road Lakewood

Kinus Asifa tonight in Lakewood For Giyus

An emergency Kinus will take place tonight in Lakewood at Ateres Ester (Beis Yitzchak) at 10:30.
The Kinus will discuss the dire situation as the new draft law advances in the Knesset.
Hagaon Rav Yehoshua Krupenia, Rosh Kollel Yeshivas Beis Medrash Govoha (BMG) will speak.

Hamodia: Schools differ on sending home unvaccinated children

A spokesman for the Igud Hamosdos who requested anonymity told Hamodia that some 15 schools had sent any unvaccinated children home in accordance with guidance from Lakewood’s renowned pediatrician Dr. Reuven Shanik,
"Other schools have taken a “wait and see” approach. Rabbi Yisroel Schenkolewski, director of Bais Kaila and long-time askan, told Hamodia that upon consultation with Rabbanim, they had decided not to send any students home for the time being.

Hamodia: Lakewood- Two weeks after the recent measles outbreak spread to Lakewood, news of additional cases have sent hundreds scrambling to receive vaccinations and school administrators working to ensure that those in their charge will not be compromised by the highly contagious virus. The scourge, which originated with visitors from Israel, has spread throughout Orthodox communities in the New York area over the past month, with more than 30 reported cases.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5779 November 7, 2018

Chasuna: Levovitz - Frankel Ne'emas Hachaim
Chasuna: Brain - Greenberg Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Chasuna: Fischer - Rosenbloom at Lake Terrace hall

-Vort: Hachosson Dovid Golding to hakallah Leah Kohn  Bas R' Yechezkel at the Bais Horaah 401 Madison Avenue, Lakewood 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachoson Moshe Eichenstein  to Hakallah Schreiber at  Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 E County line
-Vort: Hachosson  Dovid Lipshutz to Hakallah Chaya Pollack at Bnos Brocha hall 1665 Corporate Rd West,  Lakewood, NJ  7:30 pm

Measles outbreak in Lakewood jumps to 6 confirmed cases, 7 more suspected

The Health Department said people in Lakewood contracted the disease after they were exposed to someone who acquired measles when traveling internationally.

On Wednesday, health officials said people could have been exposed if they visited:
the office of Dr. Eli Eilenberg, 150 James St., Lakewood, on Oct. 31 between 11:15 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Four Corners Bagel & Cafe, 150 James St., Lakewood, on Oct. 31 between 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Previously health officials said others could have been exposed if they visited the following locations between Oct. 13 and Oct. 31: Schul Satmar, 405 Forest Ave.; Eat a Pita, 116 Clifton Ave.; CHEMED Health Center, 1771 Madison Ave.; NPGS grocers, 231 Main St.; and Pizza Plus, 241 4th St. Lakewood. Officials have confirmed two additional cases of measles in Ocean County to bring the total of confirmed cases in the outbreak to six with another seven people suspected of contracting the virus. As of Wednesday afternoon, test results are pending on the seven suspected cases as hundreds of people have scrambled to get vaccinations, according to Brian Rumpf, the director of administration at the Ocean County Health Department.

Turx asks Trump about Hashem's roll in his Presidency

Lakewood Resident and White house reporter for Ami Magazine, Jake Turx, asks a question to President Donald Trump

OHI: Free Measles Vaccine in Lakewood Tomorrow

Ocean Health Initiatives, Inc., (OHI) will be providing FREE Measles Vaccines at the Lakewood Health Center. The OHI Mobile Medical Unit will be at the facility to administer, no appointment required. Unit will be there from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
 OHI will also be providing the Flu Shot.

Due to the recent outbreak of Measles in Lakewood, OHI is taking a grass roots effort to help the local community and their patient population with these essential vaccines. OHI Health Centers currently carry the MMR and Flu Vaccine.  OHI is located at 101 2nd St, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Yom Kippur Koton Minyanim Erev Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5779 Lakewood

-Kol Shimshon
-Lev Avos 14th street  1:20 pm
-Hearthstone shul 1:15 pm In upstairs beis medrash.
-Somerset Walk 1:25 pm
-Alumni 1:45 pm
-B"M Kelmwoods Westgate 2:45 pm
-Bais Horaah upstairs 4:05 pm
-Satmar B"M  on Forest  every bottom of the hour

Atzeres Tefillah with Shofar blowing to take place in Lakewood for Girls still NOT in school

Update: the minyan for yom kippur koton will take place today at the chabura rooms of the Bais Aaron B"M in BMG at 1:00pm. Divrei Hisoirerus will be delivered by a Lakewood Rav.

In response to over 10 Lakewood girls that are still home without a school for this year, a  Atzeres tefillah and Kinus will take place tomorrow erev Rosh Chodesh Kislev.  The time and place to be announced. The sign says they will daven Mincha with Yom Kippur Koton with tekias shofar to beseech rachmei shomayim on their behalf. 
Its 3 months into the school year and these girls are sitting home with no one answering their heartfelt cries. Ironically schools have already accepted girls for next year 2020 while these girls are siting home.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood, November 6, 2018

Chasuna: Brander - Blumenkrantz at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna:   Kreiswirth - Fishman at Ne'emas hachaim hall

-Vort Chosson to Hakallah Bas R' Boruch Green at Ateres Malka 140 Lehigh ave 8:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Eli Loeb to Hakallah Avigail Savitz at Khal Bnei Torah 304 Monmouth Avenue Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm.
-Vort: Hachosson Moshe Rosenberg  to Hakallah Friedman (Baltimore) at R' Forscheimer's shul 418 5th street Lakewood
-Vort: Hachosson Yitzchok Gutfreund to Hakallah Bas R' Mordechai Rosenbaum at Yeshiva Ktana   hall 120 2nd street Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm

Lakewood Pediatricians Restock on MMR Vaccines

In the wake of the measles outbreak in Lakewood people are flocking to get vaccinated, schools sent home notes informing parents that their children must be up to date with the MMR vaccine. Earlier in the  week there was  a shortage and lines formed at doctors offices with patients waiting to have their children immunized. Some local pediatricians and doctors received a new shipment today. While local health clinics had the vaccines in stock,  people rather wait and go to their primary doctor.

Election Day Tuesday Nov 6, 2018 Lakewood

-Polls close at 8 pm
-Trump Tweeted at 1:08 pm "Bob Hugin, successful all of his life, would be a Great Senator from New Jersey. He has my complete and total Endorsement! Get out and Vote for Bob."
-Lakewood Township Municipal Offices closed today November 6, 2018 for Election Day
-Not sure where to vote go Voting place look up HERE
-Some New Jersey voters say they're views about President Donald Trump are influencing their ballot choices in the midterm elections
-N.J. voters report problems, big lines at the polls

Jewish Press Endorsement for Lakewood Township committee

Lakewood township committee Election: Vote for Aaron Hirsch. He pledged"As to the LGBT books: when elected I will do all I canto stop the Lakewood Library from exposing our children to such indecent propaganda. this is poisoning our children" He has also said"The establishment have told us over the years to hold our nose and vote as a bloc for immoral people instead of voting for persons with values and beliefs which are in sync with our community. all for the greater good "This has been filing and has gotten worse over time. A most recent example is with our new governor. He promised to create a board of education formula that treats Lakewood fairly and dosent deprive our children of state funding, instead he has cut more of our state funding and reducing state aid going forward putting Lakewood into deeper debt.. Not only are our interests ignored but our basic societal beliefs are being trampled. It is difficult enough raising kids in a right environment.

Yated Ne'eman Interviews Bob Hugin

The Yated Ne'eman Newspaper had an exclusive interview with NJ Republican candidate for Senate Bob Hugin who is challenging incumbent Bob Menendez. The Yated spoke with Mr. Hugin this week to find out where he stands on issues important to our community. He shared his view of President Trump, told of his relationship with Israel, and offered his thoughts on the Pittsburgh massacre.
See full interview at the Yated read a few questions below

YN: What can be done to alleviate the financial burden on tuition-paying parents who send their kids to private schools?

BH: I certainly believe that having choice in education for all students is an important thing, whether that is a religious choice or any other choice. Though I do believe in the separation of church and state, the government should still play a role in ensuring the transportation needs, the security needs, and the fundamental support of basic services. All kids, no matter where they are brought up, should be able to reach their full potential, and many different schools provide that opportunity.

Editorial: Vote NO on Ballot Question

NJ Star Ledger: The only question on the ballot on Nov. 6 asks voters whether to approve the $500 million in new debt for school security, county colleges, vocational schools and water infrastructure. The constitution requires that new debts obtain voter approval. (this will not go to private schools)

Many desperate and worthy causes are left to fester in New Jersey, like NJ Transit or the ramshackle rail tunnels we depend on to get into Manhattan, or the raging opioid crisis. That's how it is when you're broke. Our state is drowning in debt, yet our lawmakers continue to pile on more, while sidestepping the tough part - finding a way to pay for the things we want, whether it's with a tax or a fee.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Lakewood's Interest Before self Interest

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 5, 2018

Chasuna: Sasson - Betesh at Ateres Reva hall
Chasuna: Gut - Blumenthal at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
Chasuna: David - Schuck at Lake Terrace hall
Chasuna: Lindenbaum - Eisenberger  at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga

Hespedim for Stolin Rosh Yeshiva Harav Chaim Baruch Wolpin ZT"L

Hespedim will take place in Lakewood tonight Monday November 5, commemorating the end of shiva for the Stolin Rosh hayeshiva Harav Chaim Baruch Wolpin zt'l. The kinus will take place at Stolin Bais Medrash 153 East 7th street Lakewood, NJ. Maspidim Harav Shlomo Feivel Schustal shlita and the son in law Harav Yitzchok Mordechai Rabinowitz shlita,Rav Shimon Shapira shlita, a Talmid.

Election Update: Garden State parents for Moral values

Hakoras Hatov for Trump

Don't vote against Trump by voting Menendez. Lakewood voted 90% for Trump

Trump moved the Embassy to Jerusalem and got lots of slack for it. This removed Palestinians prerequisite for peace of recognizing Jerusalem as Palestinians. Trump Frees Rubashkin, something others didn't consider. Trump and Republicans put into law the Taylor Force Act, that blocks US money to Palestinians that funds terror. How much Jewish blood saved from that act alone? Many countries in the middle east that have never had any relationship with Israel that now do. A great alliance against Iran has been formed under Trump in the middle east. Hillary and Obama, lit the middle east on fire and destroyed that part of the world. We need to show support for Trump so he can continue the good, and to show hakaros hatov for the amazing things he has done for us. Don't vote against Trump, by voting Menandez. Lakewood will really decide whether Menendez will win and get reelected to the Senate from NJ.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 4, 2018

-Chasuna: Rubin - Sandler at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Konovitch - Shwartz at  Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Roseman- Bursztyn  at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Zimberg -  Klipper at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

-Vort: Hachosson Nachum Greenspan to Hakallah Sara Gottlieb Bas R' Nechemia at 24  13th street Lakewood 7:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Shlomo Kleiner to Hakallah Chani Jacobovitch  at 1382 lanes Mills Road Lakewood  6:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yehuda Leib Miller to Hakallah Yehudis Zeesel Rosenberg Bas R' Shimshon at Khal Bnei Torah 304 Monmouth Avenue  Lakewood 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yitzchok Hertzberg to Hakallah Devora Waldman Bas Rav Avrohom Z"L at R' Forcheimer's shul 418 5th street Lakewood 8:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Shloimy Trager to Hakallah Chayala Kass Bas R’ Naftali  at Kahal Chasidim 1401 14th street Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm

Mincha/Maariv together Minyanim in Lakewood 5779

With the clock change and cold weather coming here is a list of shuls that daven Mincha followed by Maariv. Mincha usually starts 10- 15 minutes before shkiah followed by Maariv.
Please list new or update info.

-The Old shul  4th and Park  Mincha 9 minutes before shkia followed by Maariv
-Bais Shabsi 27 Pawnee
-Anshei Sfard 13th and Madison has Maariv after mincha all year round in the Ezras Noshim
-Chestnut shul 105 Chestnut Street Corner of Tiffany Lane & Chestnut Street
-Lutzk B"M 520 New Egypt rd. Outside Westgate.
-Hampshire heights 7 Hunter drive Behind Quick Check
-Cong. Sons of Israel  590 Madison Avenue  corner 6th and Madison.
-Beis medrash of new central 1845 new central
-Eastern union 481 oak Glen Howell, NJ  mincha 15 min before shekiah followed by maariv
-Khal Lev Avraham 124 Gudz road
-Khal Yaakov Akiva- Raintree 1371 Alvarado Avenue  (only on Sundays)
-Khal Zichron Yaakov (R' Gissinger) 175 Sunset Rd.  mincha 15 minutes before shkiah.
-Lubavitch of Lakewood 1309 Central Avenue

Lakewood News Sunday, November 4, 2018

-Huge lines and long wait times for appointments, doctors offices as people look to get vaccinated because of the measles outbreak.
-Hachnosas Sefer Torah Kesivas Haoisiyos 12:00 pm at 118 Columbus Avenue South Lakewood, NJ
Procession leaving from the corner Clifton Avenue and Courtny at 2:00 pm to B"M Chelek Levi Sarnash at 1621 Clifton followed by Sseudah in Bais Onya buiding 1210 Clifton avenue.
-Extreme runner family fun event with Minyan Shelanu at Laurita Winery 85 Archertown Rd.
New Egypt, NJ all day.
-RCCS bus Tour at Gourmet Glatt 3:30 - 5:30 pm Baloons , Magic, Uncle Moishy, Music.
-Picnic: Deal of the day, Bread $1.99

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Motzei Shabbos Parshas Chayei Sarah Lakewood 5779

-Fresh bagels at Picnic supermarket Squankum rd open till 1am
-Pirchei of Lakewood Melava Malka at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga 8:50 pm
-Arachim lecture event at  Lakewood courtyard 9:30 pm
-Parlor meeting Ohel Pessel Shidduch organization R' Gissinger shul 175 Sunset 9:30 pm
-Tonight Change clock back 1 hour
-Verazzano bridge closed  both ways Tomorrow from 7am- 3pm for NYC Marathon

Friday, November 2, 2018

Lakewood zmanim ערב שבת פרשת חיי שרה שבת מברכים חודש כסלו

                                          אִם אֵין בָּנוּ מַעֲשִׂים זָכְרָה יְשֵׁנֵי חֶבְרון. וְהֵם יַעֲלוּ לְזִכָּרון

Friday, November 2, 2018 / כ״ד חשון תשע״ט Lakewood, NJ
-Candle lighting 5:35 pm
-Shkiah/Sunset 5:53 pm

-Rosh Chodesh Kislev is Thursday and Friday
-Molad for Kislev is  Thursday morning, 45 minutes and 12 chalakim after 9:00 am.

-Weather shabbos day: Decreasing cloudiness and becoming windy. High 58F. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph. chance of rain 20%
                                                                          מֵ-ה’ יָצָא הַדָּבָר

Pittsburgh Victim Wore Tefillin every day

Mr. Melvin Wax, was one of 11 victims  killed in the Pittsburgh shooting last shabbos. He has relatives in Lakewood who are saying Kaddish for him. Melvin was 88 years old and he never missed a day of putting on Tefillin. It would be a zechus if anyone can learn Mishnayos for his neshama Moshe Ben Yosef a'h.

Another New NJ Tax Hike Starts Now – And It's A Big One

Patch- And now you're going to have to dig even deeper into your pocket on Thursday if you live in New Jersey. A sales tax imposed on online retail purchases went into effect on Nov. 1. The new law (A-4496) will require certain remote sellers and online marketplace businesses to collect and remit sales tax. New Jersey has a 6.625 percent state sales tax. That means you're going to have to pay more for those eBay purchases that were always a little cheaper than what you would have spent at the mall.
Under the law, a seller must collect taxes if it does not have a physical presence in New Jersey but has revenue from sales in the state during the calendar year, or prior year, in excess of $100,000, according to lawmakers.

Pirchei Meava Malka This Motzei Shabbos charging $15 Per kid!!

Pirchei Agudas Yisroel of Lakewood Melava Malka 4th - 8th grade boys at Ateres Chana hall Bis Faiga doors open 8:30 admission $15 per person. Members $13

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Oif Simchas Lakewood November 1, 2018

Chasuna: Rosenberg- at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
Chasuna: Weinberg - May  at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Beityaakov - Godsi  at Ne'emas Hachaim Hall

-Vort: Hachosson Rephoel Gruman to Hakallah bas R'  Mordechai Shmuel Gorelick at Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 E. County Line Rd 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yosef Weinstock to Hakallah Sarala Ralbag at Bais Nosson Tzvi 1445 14th street Lakewood  7:30 pm

Off Shabbos Welcome home yeshiva Bochurim

Tonight: Lakewood Township Committee Meeting

Lakewood township committee meeting November 1, 2018 town hall 7:30 pm
Watch Live stream HERE
 Agenda HERE

Block 175 Lot 45 (Vacant Land No Assigned Address In The Area Of East Kennedy Blvd.)

OCHD: More Measles Cases in Lakewood, situation now a "Outbreak"

Anyone who visited the following locations may have been exposed to measles:
NPGS, 231 Main St, Lakewood, NJ 08701
October 25 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.
October 29 between 2:15 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.
Pizza Plus, 241 4th St, Lakewood, NJ 08701 on October 28 between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Measles Exposures Associated with 2 Additional Cases in Ocean County
The New Jersey Department of Health is warning residents about two additional confirmed cases of measles — a highly contagious disease — who could have exposed others to the infection while in Ocean County between October 25 and 30. These individuals developed symptoms after being exposed to an individual who acquired measles while traveling internationally. The Department of Health is considering this an outbreak of measles in the community.

Young Israel Refutes post-Pittsburgh Trump criticism

The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI), representing 25,000 member families in 135 branch synagogues throughout the United States, Canada, and Israel, today addressed criticism directed at President Trump in the wake of the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

We are saddened that some, even within our Jewish community, have attacked the president and his policies instead of using this period as one of healing. This is not a time for political attacks. The mass murderer who targeted in Jews in the Pittsburgh attack opposed President Trump and penned vicious things about him. President Trump is clearly not responsible for the deadly shooting, and his response to the attack and his strong words against anti-Semitism are greatly needed and appreciated. Those who have taken to criticizing the president were doing so prior to this horrific mass murder occurred, and it is unseemly that they would use this massacre to denounce the president at this time.

President Trump has been the best friend Israel has ever had in the White House. President Trump has stood up and defended Israel more strongly than any president before him. He visited Israel on his first foreign trip and became the first president to visit and pray at the Western Wall while in office. He appointed the most pro-Israel Ambassador to Israel ever appointed, Ambassador David Friedman, a Young Israel member 
 Read full statement below