Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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.

Construction for Medical Arts Building Begins in Lakewood

PR- Why drive to North Jersey, New York, or Philadelphia for medical appointments and other medical needs? Soon people in Lakewood, Toms River, Brick, Howell, and the surrounding communities will be able to visit medical professionals and specialists close to their communities.

Long-time Lakewood resident Moshe Shvarzblat, Cedar Bridge Properties LLC, is building two medical arts and professional buildings on Cedar Bridge Avenue, across from Airport Road, Lakewood, right off Exit 89 and the entrance ramp to the Garden State Parkway, to bring more doctors and medical specialists to Lakewood, and to save people time traveling great distances.

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

Election 2018 Results

9,841 votes for Hugin 6,803 for Menendez

-Menendez defeats Hugin in NJ senate race
-Incumbents keep their seats in Lakewood
-Hugin wins in Ocean county

-Jackson Mayor keeps seat

Watch live election results
For NJ Senate HERE
For Ocean county NJ  HERE 
For Lakewood Municipal HERE
For Jackson Mayor HERE

Lakewood 43/43 districts

Menashe P. MILLER                            10,783               33.12%
Bruce STERN                                       5,831              17.91%
Meir LICHTENSTEIN                         9,325              28.64%
Jimmy ESPOSITO                                4,297             13.20%
Aaron HIRSCH                                     2,135             6.56%
WRITE-IN                                            183                0.56%

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

Video: Pre Election Morality Roundup Levin @11


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.

Incumbents keep Low profile ahead of Elections with zero campaigning

The usual local elections for the township committee is quiet and calm. the incumbents running for 2 seats did not campaign at all.  They both skipped the last township committee meeting, probably for not wanting to face the public. There are serious  issues that are  affecting Lakewood residents, Yet they dont have the guts to face the people who they want to get their vote. One committeeman missed almost half of the township meetings this year. the incumbent politicians  appear mostly in photo ops and controlled videos with a friendly media.

Property taxes are going up again and people will see in increase over $1000, yet the committeemen remain mum. They shift blame to the BOE something that they have been doing for 15 years. Traffic has gone from bad to worse despite some improvements in certain areas, people waste precious time daily on Lakewood's roads. Children sit on the bus to and from school for over an hour each way.

The Vaad Mocks the residents with the same propaganda that keeps them in power for the last 30 years. Ignoring the real issues and inventing new ones to deflect from any responsibility. Insulting our intelligence with lies spins and unkept promises year after year only to see the opposite happen with taxes rising and homes un-affordable for Lakewood kollel youngeleit and young couples. An infrastructure that cant keep up with he growth, people cant get a simple doctors appointment  or their kids into a school.
 The incumbents promised no more density and  pretended  they were against it only to set up a master plan committee with their buddies to push it against the will of the tax payers. They high-lite their accomplishments with the hundreds of shuls and mosdos HaTorah that exist and flourish in Lakewood, that does not give them a free license to continue staying in power and only serve the masters who control them while the tax payers needs are ignored yet they keep on footing the bill.

APP: Here's what you need to know about the Lakewood committee candidates

APP - Profiles the candidates running for Lakewood township committee, and for the BOE  read full article by Stacey Barchenger at

Five men are vying for two three-year terms on the committee: incumbents Meir Lichtenstein, a Democrat, and Menashe Miller, a Republican; and newcomers Jimmy Esposito, a Democrat; Aaron Hirsch, an independent; and Bruce Stern, a Republican.

"Tuesday's election could renew Lakewood's longtime leadership or bring in a fresh slate of committeemen to consider key issues of development and growth — and school aid — for the next three years. Also in the forefront of the committee agenda for the coming years is following through with elements of the master plan, a document that charts growth and zoning and that was approved last year but that still has not been fully rolled out."

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

Abuse of The Bloc Vote

A Bloc vote is essential and important for a community and  through the power of the Lakewood tzibbur voting block, the community can expect politicians to cater to its needs. There is nothing worse for a constituency or to a kehilla when they are told to vote as a block but the politicians are beholden to a select few and the rewards and services get used and abused by those yechidim for personal gain.

Its election time and local  Lakewood papers, have articles about the civic duty to vote but more so,it stressed the importance of having a unified bloc vote for the unique needs of the community which is beneficial to all. They tell us to vote under the cloak of "Achdus" and koach hatzibbur, but that is only if the needs of the community are taken care of by true representatives that were appointed by the kehilla to advocate for them and speak on their behalf.  More so, the personal decisions made by the vaad on who to endorse can have severe  ramifications.

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

Lakewood News briefs Friday Nov 2, 2018

Lakewood Rav: Don't comer to shul if your not Vaccinated
-With a few cases of measles in Lakewood A Rav  is taking action instructing his members that anyone who is not vaccinated should not come to shul. The health dept has referred to the measles cases in Lakewood  as a outbreak.

Another two cases of measles confirmed.
 Ocean County Health Department confirm 2 more cases of measles in Lakewood  bringing the total  to five. The four latest cases all stem from exposure to a 27-year-old man who had traveled to Israel and who was confirmed to have the measles late last week.

Fall back This Motzei Shabbos
-November 4, 2018, at 2 a.m. marks the ending of Daylight Saving Time (DST), which means it's time to switch the clocks an hour back.

NYC Marathon Verrazano bridge closures 
-The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic on Sunday, Nov. 6 between 7 a.m. and approximately 3 p.m. for the New York City Marathon. Motorists traveling to Brooklyn or Staten Island via the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge must use alternate routes. In addition, on Saturday, Nov. 5, the upper level of the bridge will be closed to traffic in both directions beginning at 11 p.m.

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

Photo: Lakewood Elections 2018

 Bob Hugin Republican Senate Candidate with Lakewood  Township committee Candidate Aaron Hirsch

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

Cafotteria at The Avenue Shoppes

                                           New Hampshire off Cedarbridge Lakewood, NJ

OCHD: If you may have Measles Do NOT show up at a health care provider without prior arrangements

 It is urged that any person who suspects that he or she is infected with measles NOT show up at a health care provider without having made prior arrangements with that provider.  This will protect the public who may be visiting with that health care provider that day.  Measles has an airborne contagion rate of up to 90% and may linger for up to 2 hours beyond the time in which the infected person is in the area.