Saturday, January 19, 2019

Temp drop from 53 on Sunday to 7 degrees Monday morning

The storm will take a westerly track resulting on less snow near the coast and NYC. There will be mostly rain in the area the NWS warned that "a rapid temperature drop will cause any slush or standing water to freeze solid, leading to very icy conditions" in New Jersey. Lakewood will see a temperature drop from a high of 53 at 10:00 am Sunday dropping to 7 degrees at 7:00 am Monday morning.

North Jersey could see some significant snowfall, which will turn to ice and rain.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת בשלח שבת שירה תשע''ט

Friday, January 18, 2019 / י״ב שבט תשע״ט ערב שבת פרשת בשלח לייקווד

Candle lightig 4:40 pm
Shkia/sunset 4:58 pm

 Friday night A few clouds. Low 26F.
 Shabbos day: Cloudy early with showers for the afternoon hours. High 38F. Chance of rain 60%.
-Rav Yaakov Hillel shlita will speak at Kol Aryeh during Shaloshudis.
                                                                            מנהג שבת שירה
הכרת טובה יש נוהגים שבשבת שירה, מפזרים בחוץ משירי מאכלי שבת, שיאכלום עופות הבית וציפורי הדרור שבחוץ. והטעם: כיוון שקוראים בשבת זו בפרשת בשלח שיש בה סיפור על המן שירד לישראל במדבר ושנאמר בו: "אכלוהו היום כי שבת היום לה', היום לא תמצאהו בשדה... ויהי ביום השביעי יצאו מן העם ללקוט, ולא מצאו." (שמות ט"ז)
אמרו רבותינו ז"ל, שאותם אנשים שיצאו ללקוט ביום השביעי רשעים היו, ידעו שהמן לא ירד בשבת כדבר משה, מה עשו? הלכו בלילה ופזרו בשדה מן המן שהיה להם על מנת לאסוף אותו בבוקר ולהביאו למחנה לעיני כל העם, כדי שיאמרו שמשה בודה מצוות מליבו. ואז הם יצאו בבוקר ללקוט מן ולא מצאו. ומה קרה עם המן שהניחו בלילה? הגיעו הציפורים ולקחו אותו כדי שיאמנו דברי משה ושהשבת תהיה מקודשת אצל כל העם. משום כך

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Lakewood News Briefs Jan 18, 2019

Weather: Chance of rain 70%. Snow accumulations less than one inch  High 41F.

-Lakewood Girls camp directors say $75 fee increase  to offset rising costs for trips to amusement venues. Not raising the fee will result in fewer trips during the summer camp session.

-Annual Winter Shivti/BMG Yarchei Kallah will not take place this year. A similar program Yarchei kallah Bnei Torah will take place at the sheraton hotel in Eatontown, NJ Feb 3rd-4th. Sugya Ribbis in the world of commerce for info email:

-Passing of Rav Yosef Solomon a"h brother of Lakewood Mashgiach Rav Mattisyahu Solomon shlita. Levaya was held yesterday in Gatshead he was 75.

-Keren Hamaasros: Imported Israeli peppers have ben spotted at Costco and shoprite stores. Consumers should check packages carefully for country of origin

-Hamodia: “Although Lakewood is now considered to be free of a measles outbreak, we still have to keep a close vigil for potential new cases, as the outbreak is still officially ongoing in Rockland County, New York, and Brooklyn,”

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood January 17, 2019

-Chasuna: Winsbacher - Weiss at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chasuna: Sitorsky - schwartz at Ateres Chana hall Bais faiga
-Vort: Hachosson  Tzvi Jacklowicz to Hakallah  Fink 206 magnolia drive Lakewood 8;00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Shimon Zev Munk to HaKallah Shoshana Devor  at 1281 Church Rd, Toms River, NJ 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Chuny Melber to Hakallah Faiga Kaluazyner bas R' Pinchos at  422 Monmouth Avenue Lakewood 8:30 pm

-Jackson Tomchei Shabbos Parlor Meeting at  9 Harvest Court 8:00 pm
-Chumash Shiur Kosson lakewood 55 Bradhurst Ave 9:15 pm
-Shovavim:  Minyan Tehillim at Chatzos in Skulen Bais Medrash Park Ave Lakewood

Az Yashir Mit a Yiddish Taam- Shabbos Shira

Store Openings Lakewood

-Bingo opening Tu Bshvat Jan 21-21 at 1900 Route 70,  Lakewood, NJ
-Fish Grill opening soon at Rt 9 near Grebow
-Mentoast Dairy opening at old Fleishig location Singin gas Hurley
 -Panini Cafe 503 River Ave, Lakewood, NJ now open
- Chicken Munch opening at Swifty gas station 10th & Madison

The difference when busing is privatized

The Lakewood BOE is looking into 3rd party vendors to bus the public school children to school 3 years after it spent millions to purchase its own fleet.

Lakewood public schools pay $11 million to bus approx 5,700 kids to class (including special ed).

The private school LSTA spent $22 million last year to bus about 32,000 kids to school.

Read more here at app.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood January 16, 2019

Chasuna: Fuchs - Lubet at Lake Terrace hall
Chasuna: Bender - Kovelenko at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
Chasuna: Klugman - Posen at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Holder - Silberstein at Ateres Chana hall Bais faiga

Renewal Seudas Hodahh at R' Gissinger shul 7:30 pm

זמני תפילה דרום לייקווד - טאמס ריווער

NJ Forecasters tracking Weekend Storm

The weekend storm will have to trend south in order to have a significant snow fall. first bout of wintry weather remains on track to hit New Jersey Thursday night creating the potential for a messy Friday morning commute, but the latest forecast updates from the National Weather Service show the state could be spared a major snowstorm over the weekend with temperatures expected to remain above freezing

New Jersey isn't out of the woods yet for weekend weather. The National Weather Service is still calling it a "significant winter storm" expected to arrive Saturday night and a deep plunge in temperatures on Sunday at the tail edge of the storm could cause flash freezing. There's also still a chance that a blast of arctic air could move in earlier to deliver a wintry mix, the weather service says. With the system still a few days out, forecasters say the track and timing are unclear. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Video: Lakewood Roshei Yeshiva at Bar Mitzva of the Belz Dayan son

Oif Simchas Lakewood 10 Shevat 5779 January 15, 2019

Chasuna: Newman - Orbach  at Ateres Chana Hall  Bais Faiga
Chasuna: Wexler -  Orzechowitz at  Ne'emas Hachaim Hall
Chasuna: Joseph -  Kalifon at  Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Broyde - Fishbane at Ateres Reva hall
Chasuna: Geutfreund - Rosenbaum at Lake Terrace hall

Vort Hachosson  Binyomin Kammer Ben Rav Avrohom Shlit"a Rav Central Ct. Shul to Hakalla  Baila Zaks bas Rav Henoch Shlit"a.  Tuesday Night Jan 15 7:30 in Monsey at Bais Yaakov Chofetz Chaim 44 South Camphill Rd. Pomona N.Y. 10970

-Parlor meeting yeshiva Nachlas Yisrael at 5 Champlain Court Lakewood 7:45 pm
-Lakewood Auction Event for  Chasdei Chashie L׳Kallah ,at 163 walnut Ave 8 pm


BDE: The Levaya for Chanie Abramson A”H, daughter of  Reb Yosef shlita, will be taking place 7 PM at the Chapel on 7th street. Kevurah in Lakewood. TNZBH

Yud Shevat Farbrengen Lakewood

“No one could have predicted the type of growth that Lakewood experienced.”

 "Mr. Akerman, who voted against the Master Plan and opposed the new zoning laws, conceded that the Township may have been able to do more, but noted that “no one could have predicted the type of growth that Lakewood experienced.”

Hamodia- LAKEWOOD - Rising traffic congestion is part and parcel of large and growing cities across the world. Peak-hour traffic congestion is an inherent result of the way modern societies operate, with most working people keeping similar office hours, creating the inevitable overload of existing roads and transit systems at the same time every day. Lakewood, New Jersey’s fastest growing town (city?), is no different.

While Lakewood may have its unique peak periods, with the worst traffic occurring before and after “seder” times at Beth Medrash Govoha, the fact is that Lakewood’s infrastructure struggles to keep up with a population that is growing exponentially in a way few could have predicted. And although there have been countless studies, working groups and state-level meetings conducted over the years, it seems as if the traffic is only getting worse.

In a conversation with Hamodia, Lakewood Township Committeeman Isaac Akerman says that 10 years ago, the town’s growth and how that would translate into the current traffic woes was not so high up on the list of problems.

כי סגולה מיוחדת לפרנסה לומר את פרשת המן, שניים מקרא ואחד תרגום, ביום שלישי בשבוע שקוראים בו פרשת בשלח

סגולה לפרנסה לומר בכל יום את פרשת המן. עניין זה מוזכר כבר ב'ארבעה טורים' (אורח חיים סי' שא - 'טוב לומר פרשת המן'), ומרן הבית יוסף ביאר "כדי שיאמין שכל מזונותיו באין לו בהשגחה", וב'פרישה': "בירושלמי דברכות איתא, כל האומר פרשת המן בכל יום, מובטח לו שלא יתמעטו מזונותיו". לגבי אמירת פרשת המן בשבת, פסק רבינו בעל ה'באר היטב': (סימן א' סעיף קטן ט') "וגם בשבת יוכל לומר פרשת המן". היו שנהגו להוסיף תפילות ובקשות על פרנסה לאחר אמירת פרשת המן, אולם בשבת אין לומר את התפילות. וכן ידוע ומפורסם בין החסידים בשם הרה"ק רבי מנחם מנדל מרימינוב זצוק"ל זיע"א כי סגולה מיוחדת לומר את פרשת המן (שניים מקרא ואחד תרגום) ביום שלישי בשבוע שקוראים בו את פרשת בשלח

יְהִי רָצוֹן מִלְּפָנֶיךָ יְיָ אֱלֹהֵינוּ וֵאלֹהֵי אֲבוֹתֵינוּ שֶׁתַּזְמִין פַּרְנָסָה לְכָל עַמְּךָ בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל וּפַרְנָסָתִי וּפַרְנָסַת אַנְשֵׁי בֵיתִי בִּכְלָלָם. בְּנַחַת וְלֹא בְּצַעַר בְּכָבוֹד וְלֹא בְּבִזּוּי בְּהֶתֵּר וְלֹא בְּאִסּוּר כְּדֵי שֶׁנּוּכַל לַעֲבוֹד עֲבוֹדָתֶךָ וְלִלְמוֹד תּוֹרָתֶךָ כְּמוֹ שֶׁזַנְתָּ לַאֲבוֹתֵינוּ מָן בַּמִּדְבָּר בְּאֶרֶץ צִיָּה וַעֲרָבָה:

Monday, January 14, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood January 14, 2019

Weather: Tonight Mostly Clear Lo 21 Tomorrow  Sunny Hi 39

Chasuna: Blatter - Saks Ateres Reva hall
Chasuna: Greenwald - Hill at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
Chasuna: Saks - Bergman at Lake Terrace hall
Chasuna: Jacobowitz - Pick at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
Chasuna:  Levine - Greenfield at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

Vort: Hachosson Chesky Mashinsky at  Ateres Yeshaya Hall

Gymboree To File Bankruptcy, Close Ocean County Mall Store

Gymboree is filing for bankruptcy and is expected to close all 900 stores, including at Ocean County Mall and Jackson Outlets, reports say.
Patch — Children's clothing retailer Gymboree is filing for bankruptcy for a second time in two years and will close its remaining 900 stores, according to media reports. That includes the store at the Ocean County Mall and at Jackson Outlets.

Video: הרב יאשיהו יוסף פינטו שליט"א in Lakewood

Tonight: LFD to Adopt 2019 Budget $6.6 Million

The Lakewood Board of Fire Commissioners will meet tonight and adopt the budget for 2019. The Fire budget for this coming year is $6,606,402. Last year the Fire budget budget was at 6.3 million  a 33 percent increase over the previous year. After the board approval the budget will be voted on in a special fire election that takes place  February 16, 2019. 

The special meeting meeting will take place tonight January 14, 2019 Lakewood Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 733 Cedarbridge Avenue, Lakewood, New Jersey  6:45 p.m. Following the budget adoption the regular scheduled fire district  meeting will take place at 7:00 pm

Campaign: Bais Leah Bikur Cholim House near MMC in Long Branch NJ

The Chesed Fund                                             DONATE HERE
Bais Leah is a Bikur Cholim House located next to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ. It is available for anyone who has a family member in the hospital, and needs a place nearby to stay, whether on a weekday or Shabbos or Yom Tov or just for a few hours to re-energize and have a bite to eat. It is fully stocked weekly for Shabbos with hot food and pastries and all amenities (soup, cholent, kugel etc.). Bais Leah is not run by any organization, but rather is completely and solely volunteer based, dedicated to helping people and making their hospital stay more comfortable in any way possible. Bais Leah is in dire need of a revamping and remodeling. After being in service for 10 years, we really need this to be done as soon as possible.

Beware before Hiring Nanny for your Newborn

Story about Nurse in Lakewood going around on social media. Recently there has been stories where children and babies were hurt with broken bones . Lakewood pediatricians warned parents to carefully vet nurses prior to hiring from agencies.

Beware: I had a nurse that came highly recommended for my new born. We vetted her and called all the references. I caught her last night at 1am with a pillow over the babies head trying to force her not to cry.... Bh I was up and bh I was able to intervene before something could have happened worse. We have all been warned so many times and we never think it will happen to us.

End Of Measles Outbreak

Today  Jan, 14, 2019 is 42 days since the last day of infection has ended for the last known Measles case in Ocean county.
The OCHD reported on Jan 10, 2019  that The measles outbreak continues until at least 42 days after the last known infection. The last rash onset date is November 30, 2018 and 4 days of infection ended on December 4, 2018. Therefore, at present, at least 42 days must elapse from the date of December 4, 2018 prior to consideration of an end to the measles outbreak.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood January 13, 2019

-Chasuna: Gewirtz - Salzman at Ateres Reva Hall
-Chasuna: Roth - Weinberg at Lake Terrace hall
-Vort: Hachosson  Binyomin Goldstein to HaKallah Sara Miriam Beer at B"M Ohr Gedalya Simcha hall 1201 Manor Dr, (Corner Chestnut) Lakewood, NJ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
הרב יאשיהו פינטו Rabbi Yeshayohu Yosef Pinto shlita will speak at B"M Bais Noson Tzvi 8:30 pm

-Kvias Mezuza for Sanz Kloisenberg Girls school of Lakewood at 520 James street 8:00 pm
-Tomchei Shabbos Parlor Meeting at Somerset Walk 6 Eagle lane 7 :00 pm
-Evening of inspiration in memory of Malky Hirth a"h at Orchos Chaim hall 410 Oberlin Lakewood doors open 7:30 pm Guest speaker Rabbi Yehiel Spero (For women)

Bingo Lakewood set to open TU Bshvat 5779

Bingo wholesale set to open its Lakewood store iy'h on Tu Bshvat 15th of Sh'vat, 5779 Monday Jan 21, 2109 located on rt 70 at the former Modell's sporting good store

NJ SNAP Recipients will get FEB Benefits Earlier than usual

Due to the federal government shutdown, you will be receiving your February Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits early. If you received a SNAP benefit in January and were scheduled to receive SNAP in February, your February benefits will be available on your Families First card on Jan. 17. Continue to visit this page for ongoing updates on how the federal shutdown may impact your SNAP benefits. If you have specific questions about your case – contact your county board of social services.

1-2 inches of snow expected in Lakewood

 Snow began to fall last night along the Jersey shore The National Weather Service advised motorists to expect slippery roads and poor visibility. Residents of southwest New Jersey can expect snow to taper off by the evening, according to the forecast. Accumulations of 4 inches are possible.
shore residents could see snow turning into a mix with rain and sleet Sunday afternoon,  Sunday evening is likely to be accompanied by snowfall into the night. Accumulations of 5 inches are possible. 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Motzei Shabbos Parshas בא Lakewood 5779

-Melava Malka Yeshiva Lekach Tov R"Y Rav Gershon Eichorn at 120 Vintage Circle off Ridge avenue  8:30 pm Guest Speaker Rav Avrohom Teichman shlita
Divrei Bracha Rav Avrohom Helberg shlita

-Hachtara for Rav Shmuel Mordechai Gersten Shlita who was appointed as the Rav and Mara
D' asra of Bais Medrash Shaarei Tefilla 86 Pawnee Rd Lakewood. The seudas hachtara will take place at  R' Blech's shul simcha hall 1250 Madison Avenue Lakewood. Melava malka 8:30 pm

-Melava Malka for B"M Chasidei E. 5th street at 2 Negba street Lakewood 9:00 pm

-Melava Malka appreciation Torah Umesorah for Principals Morahs and Teachers. Harav Uren Reich shlita will speak. program begins at 8:00 pm at Ateres Reva hall for women

Paint night Liluy Nishmas Mrs. Shevy Shurkin  a"h at 2 Milano Drive Lakewood proceeds to Tzedaka 8:30 - 10:30

Friday, January 11, 2019

Lakewood Zmanim שבת פרשת בא 5779

Friday, January 11, 2019 / ה׳ שבט תשע״ט
ערב שבת פרשת בא

Candle lighting  4:33 PM
Shkia/ Sunset 4:51 PM

shabbos weather Friday night   Low 19F
Shabbos day Cloudy skies. High 33F.  Motzei shabbos Variable clouds with snow showers. Low 26F. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.

וְאַתָּה אַל תִּירָא עַבְדִּי יַעֲקֹב נְאֻם ה' וְאַל תֵּחַת יִשְׂרָאֵל כִּי הִנְנִי מוֹשִׁיעֲךָ מֵרָחוֹק וְאֶת זַרְעֲךָ מֵאֶרֶץ שִׁבְיָם  וְשָׁב יַעֲקֹב וְשָׁקַט וְשַׁאֲנַן וְאֵין מַחֲרִיד
 ( הפטרת פרשת בא)

Video: Levin at 11 parshas BO

Passaic NJ Stand up for kedusha minute 45:20 view HERE

Video: Mecca’s Grand Mosque plagued by swarm of locusts מכת ארבה

 ויעל הארבה על כל ארץ מצרים וינח בכל גבול מצרים כבד מאד לפניו לא היה כן ארבה כמהו ואחריו לא יהיה כן
January 11, 2019 - A massive swarm of locusts plagued Mecca, Saudi Arabia, earlier this week, prompting authorities at Islam’s holiest site to launch a cleaning operation to remove them. Videos posted to social media showed the insects swarming around cleaners and worshipers in the city’s Grand Mosque, where millions of Muslim pilgrims congregate every year. “Specialized teams have been directed to work in the fight to eliminate these insects,” authorities in Mecca said, according to the Al-Araby Al-Jadeed news site. According to CNN, officials identified the locusts as migratory “black grasshoppers” and said that 22 teams consisting of 138 people were dispatched to deal with the infestation.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

News Briefs

- 1-2 inches of snow for Ocean County, NJ beginning at 7:00 pm Motzei Shabbbos  counties to the south of Ocean may see 2-6 inches of snow.

-BDE: unexpected passing of Rabbi Yoseph Herman zt”l. Legendary Yoshon Pioneer reports the sudden and unexpected passing of Rabbi Yoseph Herman zt”l of Monsey, NY. Rabbi Herman was most well-known as the publisher of A Guide to Chodosh and for being the recognized trailblazer in the education and adherence of the halachos of chodosh.
His sudden passing has plunged his family, friends and admirers around the world into mourning.
Levaya in Monsey at Bais Tefilah 1 maplewood 10:30 am Kevura in EY

- Patch: Ocean County GOP Chairman George Gilmore Indicted On $1M Tax Evasion: Feds
 George Gilmore, a Toms River attorney and the chairman of the Republican Party in Ocean County, has been indicted on charges of tax evasion totaling more than $1.5 millon by a federal grand jury, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Thursday.  read more here

- Freeholders: Ocean County to fund food stamps if federal shutdown goes on for months. The county government would continue to fund the program in the event the federal government suspended the benefit during the shutdown.

Oif Simchas Lakewood 5 Shevat 5779 January 10, 2019

Chasuna: Flam - Lesser at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood CHeder
-Vort: Hachosson Efraim Shereshevsky to Hakallah Rochel Brenner Bas R' Meir at R' Gissinger shul 175 Sunset Rd Lakewood 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Moshe Simon to Hakallah Rochel Guzik bas R' Simcha at 11 New York Avenue   Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm

-Parlor Meeting  Kollel led by Harav Yitzchok Gleizel shlita Thursday night 7:45 pm at R' Forcheimers shul 418 5th street Lakewood, NJ Divrei Brach Harav Uren Reich shlita Divrei CHizuk R' Yitzchok shlita

-Parlor meeting for yeshivas Birchas Chaim Rosh yeshiva Rav Shmuel Zalman Stein at 36 Shady lane Lakewood, NJ 8:00 pm
-Chumash shiur by Kosson Rebbe  Shlita  of Lakewood 9:15 pm at 55 Bradhurst Ave Oak and Vine

Letter: Roshei Yeshiva call on Schools to allow Non Vaccinated Children back in

A Letter signed by Harav malkiel Kotler shlita Harav Elya Ber Wachtfogel Shlita Harav Shmuel Kamenetzky shlita Rav Yaakov Forcheimer shlita  notifying  school owners that the time has come to allow the children who did not receive the MMR vaccine back to school. 
Its been more than 3 weeks since the measles outbreak has ended and the probability of infecting another child is a מיעוטא דמיעוטא and no reason to be חושש. Therefore they call on the Roshei mosdos to allow those children back in and the zechus of harbotzas Torah will be for them.

According the the Ocean County Health Dept the Current Measels outbreak will be declared over as of January 14th.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood 4 Shevat 5779 January 9, '19

The National Weather Service is predicting that an inch of snow  or more  is expected to hit most of New Jersey this weekend.

Chasuna: Elefant - Trainer  at Ateres Chana Hall  Bais Faiga
Chasuna: Wohlberg -  Smith at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
Chasuna: Maonata - Barnett  at Ateres Reva
Chasuna: Schnell - Herzka at Lake Terrace Hall
Chasuna: Piotrkovsky - Rotberg  at Ne'emas Hachaim Hall

Vort: Hachosson Yitzchok Fried to Hakallah Brown bas R' Chaim Eliat  Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 E County Line Rd, Lakewood, NJ 8:00 pm

About the Hashomrim Cards

A Release published in support of cards designed to subvert children against their parents was greatly misleading The Voice Of Lakewood magazine, claims.
Shomrim cards features grotesque caricatures of frum adults using smartphones, and of children complaining of the negative influence their parents have on them. The cards are aimed at convincing children to demand that their parents stop using smartphones.  A Advertisement published in a Lakewood publication a few weeks ago expressed support for the cards and encouraged people to donate. It included a letter signed by the roshei yeshiva. TVOL has learned that the rabbonim were never shown the cards and the letter was merely meant to support a project promoting awarness to the dangers of smartphone usage. When shown the cards, the Rabbonim  strongly disapproved of their content and message.
A ad published In the Yated Neeman

Lakewood Math Teacher's Effort to secure more school funding continues

Administrative Law Judge Susan Scarola denied a state motion to dismiss a challenge to the school funding formula brought by a Lakewood High School math teacher Arthur Lang  APP reports

"Evidence and testimony presented by Lang "tends to show that (Lakewood Public School District) cannot provide a thorough and efficient education with the level of funding it receives under the (school funding formula) and that, as a result, the (formula) is unconstitutional as applied to the Lakewood public school district."

Lang said “I’m encouraged that we’ll be able to resolve the Lakewood funding conundrum,” he said. "It has been our position since we filed that the lack of funding has had detrimental effects upon student achievement and has reached constitutional dimensions."

His effort has been ongoing since 2014.

Lakewood Industrial commission Annual Reorganization Meeting

Lakewood Industrial commission Annual Reorganization Meeting
 January 9, 2019  11:30 AM  Lakewood Municipal Bldg. - Room C
Agenda HERE
Resolution Designating Depositories of the Lakewood Industrial Commission for the year 2019
Resolution accepting Award of contract for 2019 Airport Engineering and Consulting Services to DY Consultants for Lakewood Township Airport

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood January 8, '19

-Chasuna: Wulliger - Lieber at  Ne'emas Hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Kleiner - Jacobovitch at Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Melamed - Freundlich at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga

BMG Shalva women's program at Bnos Devorah hall  360 Oak 8:30 - 10:00 pm $20 for a 2 part program  invividual workshops given by veteran Kallah teachers January 8 and 15

Security funding doubles for private and religious schools in NJ Lakewood gets biggest share

Religious and private schools in New Jersey will get an additional $11.3 million in security funding from the state.  Private schools in Lakewood will receive an additional approximately $2.2 million in state funding to keep students  doubling the amount they currently receive  under a  bill Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Tuesday. (Lakewood will get the largest share of the new funding because of its large private school student population. In the 2017-2018 school year, Lakewood's 32,000 private


Petirah of Reb Yosef Gelbwachs ztl Rosh Yeshiva Noam Hatorah of Lakewood who suffered a heart attack R"L He was 61 years old
 Levaya will take placce tomorrow morning Wednesday  10:30 am at 218 6th street Lakewood NJ. Kevura is in Long Island  (Welwood ) reports: Rav Gelbwachs spent his life in the world of chinuch and harbotzas haTorah. For many years, he led Yeshiva Ohr Hatalmud, successfully imparting Torah to numerous talmidim. The yeshiva was located on Park Avenue, two blocks from his home.

Rav Gelbwachs later opened his yeshiva, Yeshiva Noam Hatalmud, where he continued with his trademark derech of imbuing bochurim with cheishek haTorah and strong, unwavering hashkafah.

Rav Gelbwachs leaves behind his wife, Mrs. Miriam Gelbwachs, and their wonderful family

New Kosher Pantry in Hospital of University Of Pennsylvania (HUP)

Philadelphia - It took Bikkur Cholim of Philadelphia 20 years of perseverance, lobbying and cajoling but now, finally, Jewish cholim from all over the world will be able to have a user-friendly experience as they access one of the most prestigious medical centers in the world, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

Sadly, until very recently, frum patients in HUP didn’t have access to kosher food or other frum amenities for caregivers. All this changed with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the kosher pantry which took place on Thursday, December 5.

“Already 20 years ago, we realized how vitally important a kosher pantry would be for frum patients,” said Mrs. Malkie Schwartz, co-head of Bikkur Cholim of Philadelphia. “We started lobbying the leadership of the hospital back then, but, due to layers of bureaucratic red tape we were met with all kinds of obstacles.

Lakewood Planing Board Meeting

Lakewood Planning board and reorganization meeting Tuesday January 8, 2019 6:00 pm

Watch Live stream HERE
See Agenda HERE

Monday, January 7, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood January 7 '19

Weather A mix of wintry precipitation this evening. Then periods of rain expected overnight. Low 31F.

- Chasuna: Sussman - Meisels at Fountain ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chasuna: Aryeh - Dunst at Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Moniker - Nathan at Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: Garfinkel - Gramma at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Harnik - Herskowitz at Ne'emas Hachaim Hall

 Parlor Meeting for Zichron Mattel keren Chasanim tonight after second seder "for Bochurim helping Bochurim" downstairs from Bais Yitzchock B"M in Ateres Esther hall 7th and private way Lakewood, NJ Divrei Bracha by Harav Yeruchom Olshin shlita

Tefilos for A Yeshiva Bochur

Matzav-  An 18-year-old yeshiva bochur from Baltimore is in serious condition after sustaining injuries in a crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike while en route to his yeshiva in Lakewood after spending Shabbos in Cleveland. A talmid at Rav Tzvi Menachem Feigenbaum’s yeshiva, the bochur’s car went over the roadway guardrail during the incident. All are asked to daven for Yehuda Yitzchok ben Yael Sarah.

Zoning Board Meeting Lakewood

Lakewood, NJ Zoning board meeting tonight January 7 2019 at 7 pm
-Watch live stream here
-See Draft agenda


Appeal # 4090 – 570 Ocean LLC, Ocean Avenue, Block 538 Lots 13, 14 & 42. R-7.5 zone.

Kashrus Today

Headlines podcast
1/5/19 Kashrus today: Can Chassidisher hechsheirim do what the large organizations do today? What hechsher is good and how do we know? China: A Kashrus nightmare - Hear the world’s experts
January 4, 2019
with Rabbi Moshe Elefant - COO, OU Kosher - 12:55
with Rabbi Chezky Auerbach - Rav Hamachshir, NPGS - 55:40
with Rabbi Yisroel Halberstam - Rav Hamachshir, SKS - 57:00
with Rabbi Avrohom Moshe Weisner - Rav Hamachshir, KCL - 1:34:00

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Videos: President Trump at the Achim Byachad Shabbaton

At the Achim Byachad shabbaton for Chai Ifeline in Toms River Video credit @Rafi King

Oif Simchas Lakewood Rosh Chodesh Shevat 5779

-Chasuna: Berenbaum - Landau at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga

 - Vort: Hachosson Naftoli Simcha  Scheinberg to Hakallah Nechie Kesselman Bas R' Avi at R' Gissinger shul 175 Sunset Lakewood 6:00pm - 10:00 pm

Yom Kippur Koton Minyanim Erev Rosh Chodesh Shevat 5779 Lakewood

Rosh  Chodesh Shevat is this Monday

-Kol Shimshon
-Shemen L'Mincha 1:00 pm
-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
-Breslov 6th street 3:45 pm
-Bais Horaah upstairs 4:05 pm
-B"M Lutzk 4:00 pm
-Bais Mordechai 4:15 pm
-Satmar B"M  on Forest  every bottom of the hour
-Lakewood Courtyard shul 40 minutes before shkia

News Briefs Lakewood, NJ Sunday January 6, 2019

Girls day Camps may raise price this summer

Lakewood shopper reports   that girls  camps in Lakewood will raise their prices by $75 for the upcoming summer.

Hanochas Even Hapina today for Yeshiva Toras Yisrael Roshei yeshiva Rav Chaim Nosson Klein, Rav Pinchos Stern. Will take place at 1357 Lanes Mill Road corner of Joe Parker at 3:00 pm. with the participation of the Rosh Yeshiva Rav Malkiel Kotler shlita

Survey done for Vine street extension
TVOL reports Work was done for the hopeful extension and opening of Vine Street between Pine street and Cedarbridge avenue. Prior to any work there has to be  approval from the NJDEP since there are wetlands from the Cotterals Brook in the proposed area. There are concerns of flooding once the roadway will be paved. A study was performedmodeling the drainige on which path the waters will take in a intense storm

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Motzei Shabbos וארא 5779 Lakewood

-Lakewood Bikur Cholim Raffle tonight Buy tickets HERE
-Melava Malka B"M Zichron Yoel at 1014 Lawrence Avenue, Lakewood NJ 8:30 pm
-Melava Malka Yeshiva of Staten Island Alumnni at Rav Gissinger shul 175 Sunset 8:30 pm
-Parlor Meeting for Mifal Torah Vodaas at 109 Elm Street Lakewood 8:30 pm
-Yeshiva of Far Rockaway Lakewood alumni Melava Malka at 908 Vermont Ave Lakewood 8:30 pm
-Yeshiva of Cliffwood Lakewood Parlor meeting at Orchos Chaim hall 8:15 pm
-Bais kaila melava Malka Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga 8:00 pm
-Bnos Bais yakov Isamar Play sold out
-Camp Chabura- Hafla reunion -open house 218 Joe Parke

Friday, January 4, 2019

Lakewood Zmanim שבת קודש פרשת וארא שבת מברכים חודש שבט תשע''ט

 Lakewood, NJ Friday, January 4, 2019 / כ״ז טבת תשע״ט ערב שבת פרשת וארא

Candle lighting 4:26 pm
Shkia/Sunset 4:44 pm

Rosh Chodesh Shevat is on Monday January 7th
The Molad for Shevat will be: Sunday morning, 13 minutes and 14 chalakim after 11:00 am

Weather: Friday night Rain after midnight low of 40
Shabbos day Cloudy with periods of rain. High 48F. . Chance of rain 90%.

כֹּה אָמַר ה׳ אלוקים: בְּקַבְּצִי אֶת בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל מִן הָעַמִּים אֲשֶׁר נָפֹצוּ בָם, וְנִקְדַּשְׁתִּי בָם לְעֵינֵי הַגּוֹיִם, וְיָשְׁבוּ עַל
אַדְמָתָם אֲשֶׁר נָתַתִּי לְעַבְדִּי לְיַעֲקֹב
(הפטרת וארא)

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Rav Avigdor Miller on Nachal Chareidi

Rav Avigdor Miller on Nachal Chareidi by Toras Avigdor

There has been talk in Eretz Yisroel about the frummeh agreeing to join the IDF in separate regiments called nachal chareidi. What does the Rav think about this?

Some people are proposing to take frum boys into the army in frum regiments. You should know that it's a shtus, a complete foolishness. The army is made lichatchilah for the purpose of changing the minds of the boys while in the army. The purpose of the army is to make the youth into Israelis. This is something that their leaders have said long ago. And it's well-known by those who understand things. And we don't want our children to become Israelis. We want them to remain Jews.

Oif Simchas Lakewood. January 3, 2019

-Chasuna: Richter - Mayer at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
 -Chasuna: Heller - Engel at Fountain ballroom Lakewood Cheder
 -Hespedim for Harav Shmuel Berenbaum at Chevra Lomdei Torah 617 5th street 10:15pm Divrei Zikaron Harav Avrohom Berenbaum shlita
 -Hespedim for Rav kalman Krohn at Yeshiva Orchos Chaim 10:00 pm
 -Parlor Meeting on behalf of Mesivta Gaon Yaakov at 803 Morris Avenue Lakewood (Hearthstone) 8:00 pm
 Shiur from Harav Yaakov Drillman at 500 Marc 11:00 pm

Rebbe's Choice Herring Now Available

Welcome to the Rebbe' s Choice, a Chasidishe inspired herring  now available in Lakewood at Kosher West supermarket. Try Sweet Black Pepper Herring fresh and peppery inspired by Rav Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev , Zesty Matjes Herring inspired by Rebbe Menachem  Mendel of Rimanov, the Honey Mustard Sriracha Herring a sharp fiery herring is inspired by the chassidus of Kotzk and many others.

Tonight: Hespedim for Reb Kalman Krohn ZT"L

There will Hespedim tonight in Lakewood for Rav Kolman Krohn ztl. It will take place at yeshiva Orchos Chaim 410 Oberlin Avenue Lakewood,  NJ At 9:00pm.
 Maspidim, Rav Abba Brudny shlita, Rav Shmuel Zev Rotkin Shlita and others.

Satmar Rockwell Expansion

The Satmar Rockwell development in Lakewood will begin its 3rd phase. According to the approved site plan, the new phase will include 3 rows of duplexes between Elmwood Village and Hearthstone, a new shul & open space lot, and new sidewalks on Elmhurst Blvd and Route 9. Site clearing is expected to begin shortly.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

More people moved out of New Jersey than any other state in 2018

Lakewood may be the fastest growing town in NJ but on a national level more people moved out of New Jersey in 2018 than any other state. Interestingly the high property taxes is not mentioned in the study.
Each year for the last 42 years, United Van Lines has released its National Movers Study, which examines which states U.S. residents are leaving, and which ones they’re moving to. In 2018, New Jersey leapt past last year’s champion Illinois to take the top spot … on the wrong end of the spectrum. According to the study, 66.8 percent of New Jersey’s moves last year were outbound, the highest rate in the country.
Illinois (65.9 percent), Connecticut (62 percent), New York (61.5 percent), and Kansas (58.7 percent) round out the top five most moved-from states.

Oif Simchas Lakewood January 2, 2019

-Chasuna: Glick At Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga.
Chasuna at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Yeshiva Gedolah of Hillside parlor meeting at 606 9th street Lakewood 9:15 pm
-Admor M'Loitzk shlita I'm Lakewood at 968 w. Kennedy Blvd until next Week Tuesday.

Traffic Improvements at Cedarbridge Ave in Lakewood paid by Ocean County

LNN -  Ocean County  awarded contracts for major traffic safety improvements to 2 busy intersections in Lakewood, and 1 of those projects will be funded in part by the Transportation Trust Fund, which is funded by the gas tax increase.

Major upgrades are coming to Cedar Bridge and Oberlin Ave, which include road widening to 4 lanes in each direction on Cedar Bridge Ave and 2 lanes in each direction on Oberlin Ave, left turn lanes and new traffic lights with left turning arrows for all 4 approaches, and associated drainage upgrades.
On Oberlin Ave, the islands will be removed to make way for 12' left turning lanes, and 16' right/through lanes. On Cedar Bridge Ave, the road will be widened from Flannery Ave to fit the additional lanes. New curb and sidewalk, as well as drainage and infiltration basins, will be constructed. As an added bonus, during the morning rush hours, this light will be augmented, to increase the green light time for Oberlin Ave.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood January 1, 2019

-Chasuna: Bitton - Rosack at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Vort: hachosson Simcha Berkowitz to Hakallah Raizy Bamberger at  Ateres Yeshaya  hall 908 E. county Line rd  6:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Chesky Schwartz to Hakallah Machli Braun (Montreal) at  1009 West Kennedy Blvd Lakewood  8:00 pm

NJ Laws Taking Effect, health insurance Mandate, Ban on Smoking on Beaches

TRENTON (AP) - A ban on smoking at public beaches, a state mandate for health insurance and the ability for courts to take away guns from people who pose a danger are among the laws going into effect in the new year in New Jersey. There are about two dozen new laws taking effect in 2019, according to a tally kept by the nonpartisan Office of Legislative Services. A handful of them grabbed headlines when they passed.

New Jersey's minimum wage will rise to $8.85 an hour on Tuesday.

Smoking Ban: Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed the bill banning smoking at the state’s public beaches and parks in July, though local communities can opt out and designate small smoking sections. The law takes effect Jan. 16.

Weekly Minyanim

News briefs Lakewood January 1, 2019

-As expected Ray Coles voted as Lakewood Mayor for 2019 Miller Deputy mayor.
-Matzav- update: Missing girl was FOUND! B"H
-Watch Live here Lakewood township organizational meeting 11:00am
-Agra Dpirka shiurim today at Rav Gissinger shul 175 Sunset Lakewood Rav Uri Deutch will speak on the Inyan of Dina Demalchusa as it pertains to Wills and inheritence, Rav Yitzchok Kozlowitz shlita will speak at 11:15 am about Safrus with Ksav Ari.
- Shiur: Sterling Forest Yarchei Kallah today at the Bais Medrash learning sugya of מוליד on Shabbos.  9:00am- Mincha. Harav Simcha Bunim Cohen Shlita will give shiur at 12:45
-Lakewood Township Reorganization Meeting 11:00am, all municipal offices will be closed