Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Lakewood School District Busing Notification

The Lakewood School District is pleased to share the following information:

-Lakewood Nonpublic School students, who received courtesy/hazardous busing
during the 2018-2019 school year, will receive busing in the 2019-2020 school year, as
long as a) a Vendor bids on the bus route b) the bid is below the $1,000 per student cost,
as mandated by law

- Lakewood Public School students will continue to receive courtesy/hazardous busing
during the 2019-2020 school year. Courtesy/Hazardous busing will continue to be paid
for by the Township of Lakewood.

Lakewood News Briefs July 23. 2019

Weather- Showers this morning becoming a steady rain during the afternoon hours. High 76F. Chance of rain 60%.

-Power Outages, Hundreds still without power  all around Lakewood this morning JCP&L statement "Severe weather is causing power outages. Estimated restoration time will be provided when available" . Outages in Whispering Pines, Squankum, Yeshiva area, E. County line, W. county Line, Case rd, new Central, New Hampshire see outage map HERE

LNN-  An application was presented to build 9 houses on Spruce Street between Vine Street and Washington Avenue's (across Bais Kaila). Current zoning laws permit 2 homes on these lots. Many neighbors were at the meeting in opposition to the application, mainly due to traffic congestion and safety concerns. The hearing lasted over 2 hours. The board then announced they will continue hearing the application at next month's meeting.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Lakewood Events July 22, 2019

Update 12:30 am - Many  Power outages still ongoing n Lakewood , Jackson, Howell, JCP&L says  Severe weather is causing power outages. Estimated restoration time will be provided when available

-Severe Thunderstorms until 7:00 pm winds up to 60 mph, trees and wires down, reports of trees falling  on cars, Power outages, electric poll fires.
See storm Photos at LNN Lakewood News Network.

-Parlor Meeting. Yeshiva Gedola Noam Hatalmud Rosh yeshiva Rav Uri Meir kanarek shlita at 1 Freedom Drive Lakewood  Guest speaker-  Rav Binyomin Eisenberger shlita Rav Khal Heichal Hatefilah of Boro park at 8:30 pm

 -Pizza on Wheels fresh pie for $7.50 (with coupon) this Monday and Tuesday only from 2:00 pm- 7:00 pm 1213 River

Lakewood Zoning Board Meeting today

Lakewood Zoning Board meeting Monday July 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm
See full agenda HERE
watch live stream HERE or HERE

Appeal # 4124 – Bais Medrash of Pine Street, 307 Pine Street, Block 774.04 Lot 18, R-10
 Zone. Preliminary and final major subdivision to create 2 new duplex lots and
 2 new lots for the construction of a synagogue on each lot

Harav Reuven Scheiner Zt"l

 Matzav,com It is with great sadness that  reports the passing of Rav Reuven Scheiner zt”l, longtime R”M at Yeshiva Torah Vodaas in Brooklyn, NY. A tremendous talmid chochom, with wide-ranging yedios haTorah, Rav Scheiner, in addition to being marbitz Torah at Torah Vodaas, also gave shiurim at Congregation Yismach Yisroel Alexander in Boro Park. Rav Scheiner leaves behind his wife, Rebbetzin Shoshana Scheiner (nee Lichtenstein), and an illustrious family, including his son, R’ Leizer (Louis) Scheiner, noted askan, baal tzedakah and founder of Bais Medrash Ohr Chaim in the Forshay section of Monsey, as well as his son, Rav Shachna Scheiner of Lakewood, author of sifrei Darkei Moshe. Levayah will take place at Yeshiva Torah Vodaas 1:00PM 425 e. 9TH STREET Brooklyn, NY

NWS: Flash Flood Watch Thunderstorms

Temps will reach a high of 90 today, a break in the heat will first come Tuesday with a high of 76.
 A flash flood watch remains in effect for the region including Ocean county NJ
From 8 AM this morning through Tuesday morning  Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to bring periods of heavy rain to our region from Monday afternoon into early Tuesday morning. Rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches are expected to be common, with local amounts up to 3 to 4 inches possible.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Fast of שבעה עשר בתמוז תשע''ט Lakewood

-Atzeres Tefila וזעקה for Gezeiras Giyus at BMG Ateres Esther hall Binyan Herzka 8:30 pm divrei Hisoirerus by Harav Malkiel Kotler shlita.

-Parlor meeting tonight  for Yeshiva Chayei Olam of Monsey Rosh Yeshiva Rav Yaakov Yankelewitz shlita at Madison Manor, shmuez 8:30 Maariv 9:05 pm Seuda by crown catering.

-BDE- Petira of Rav Yitzchok Wenger Z"L Matzav.com Levaya at 10 pm in BMG Yoshon B"M kevura in Lakewood.

-fast is over 9:09 pm (shkia 8:21 pm)

-Weather- High of 100 Degrees heat index as high as 110 Dangerous time to be outdoor from mid afternoon to early evening.
-Yizkereim event at KZY 2:30 pm

Friday, July 19, 2019

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת בלק תשע״ט

 וּכשֵׁם שֶׁפָּרַשׂתָּ כּנָפֶיךָ עַל אֲבוֹתֵינוּ בַּמִּדבָּר, והִצַּלתָּם מֵעֵינָה בִּישָׁא דּבִלעָם הָרָשָׁע, כֵּן תִּפרֹש כּנָפֶיךָ עָלֵינוּ בּרַחֲמֶיךָ הָרַבִּים, ונִהיֶה מכֻסִּים בּמִכסֶה והַנהָגָה בִּשׁמוֹתֶיךָ הַקּדוֹשִׁים, אָמֵן

Lakewood, NJ Friday, July 19, 2019 / ט״ז תמוז תשע״ט ערב שבת פרשת בלק

-Candle lighting 8:04 pm
-Shkia/Sunset 8:22 pm

-Weather Shabbos day shine and clouds mixed. Very hot. High 97F.

Sunday fast of Shiva Asar B' Tamuz  fast starts 4:04  am fast ends 9:09 pm

                               כִּי מֵרֹאשׁ צֻרִים אֶרְאֶנוּ וּמִגְּבָעוֹת אֲשׁוּרֶנּוּ הֶן עָם לְבָדָד יִשְׁכֹּן וּבַגּוֹיִם לֹא יִתְחַשָּׁב

                    וְלֹא אָבָה ה׳ אֱלֹהֶיךָ לִשְׁמֹעַ אֶל בִּלְעָם וַיַּהֲפֹךְ ה׳ אֱלֹהֶיךָ לְךָ אֶת הַקְלָלָה לִבְרָכָה כִּי אֲהֵבְךָ ה׳ אֱלֹהֶיךָ
                                                                  שבת שלום ומבורך

"The Popcorn is Not Kosher"

Yated- By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

Rav Yaakov Bender told me the following story about Rav Trenk. One Friday evening, Rav Trenk heard that three bochurim had gotten hold of a car and drove to watch a movie. He ran the few miles to the theater and found the boys in the darkness there. He said to them, “I just wanted you to know that the popcorn here is not kosher. You may not have known that.” Rav Dovid walked back home exhausted but exhilarated. He knew that those boys would never drive to a movie again on Shabbos.

That is the action of a novi Hashem. His love for the bochurim overtook every other emotion and sent him flying out the door to rescue them in the most loving way possible. He didn’t curse them or send them further away. He used the keilim Hashem gave him to bring them back.

Sadly, we know that not all of the products of our perfect chinuch turn out perfect. What do we do about it? We need more people like Rabbi Trenk. Now that he has passed away, we should all adopt some of his middos and love Jews as much as he did. Thousands of people, young and old, would benefit from a touch of love, a kind remark, a hug, a kiss, and knowing that theater popcorn is not kosher.

Klal Yisroel lost another novi emes with the passing of Rav Reuven Bauman of Norfolk, VA. Noting

Busing Deal Reached: Courtesy Busing for Public paid by Township, LSTA will bus courtesy for non Public, parents pay fee

Private school courtesy busing students will have to pay $150 via the LSTA for busing. Public school courtesy busing will be sponsored by the Lakewood township.

The Lakewood township will provide funding for  courtesy busing of the non mandated Public school students. As for the private schools for Mandated busing the township receives $1000 per student that's a total of $22.5 million dollars for this year.  The LSTA via the township will be able to bus the non public courtesy students as well with those funds plus the $150 fee per student. Details of this deal will be finalized next week.

Officials stressed that no money from public school students is being diverted to bus private school students. Under state law the school district is mandated to bus any student that lives more than 2 miles from their elementary or 2.5 from high school.  Therefore at $1000 per student the funding for private schools will be a total of 22.5 million.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood July 18, 2019

-Rothberg - Landau at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
-Anton - Stein at Ateres Reva Hall
 -Ganz - Steinharter at Lake Terrace Hall
-Jacobs - Werblowsky at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

-Vort: Hachosson ben R' Meir Grunebaum to Hakallah bas R' Yossi Weinnan at Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 E. County Line Rd Lakewood 8:00 pm
 -Yartzheit seuda at Bais Medrash Tiferes Tzvi of Bluzhov for previous rebbe Rav Tzvi yehuda Spira zt'l at 43 Broadway Avenue Lakewood Oak and Vine neighborhood 9:30 pm

Will Lakewood Township take over Busing Responsibilities from the LSTA?

posted on Twitter:
"Sources confirm to me that #Lakewood Township is set to take over the busing responsibilities of the Lakewood Student Transportation Authority (LSTA). This measure will be considered at tonight's township meeting and is expected to be approved."

Slow Moving Thunderstorms Heavy Downpours, Outages

-LPD: Watch for poor drainage flooding on roadways 1-2 inches of water through 5pm. Additional storms possible later this evening.
-Power outages reported in Albert area,  Spruce street, prospect, James, Faraday,

Excessive Heat Watch for Ocean County, New Jersey

Important for those fasting on Sunday 17 Tamuz (Nidcha)

Starting  12:00 pm Friday July 19 until 10:00pm  Sun Jul 21.



Township Committee Meeting

 Lakewood township committee meeting Thursday July 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Watch Live stream HERE
See full Agenda HERE

-  $7,000,000  For A Solid Waste Transfer Station And Radio Communications Tower,  Authorizing The Issuance Of $6,650,000 Bonds And Notes To Finance A Portion Of The Costs
-Tax Abatement 319 Cedarbridge, LLC, For Facilities Located At Block 548, Lot 170.66
-Tax Abatement for  Local Property Taxes To The Lakewood Courtyard Hotel, LLC,
- Authorizing The Public Sale Of Block 1022 Lot 5 (Oak and vine) exchanged in 2012 for $450k
- Reconstruction Of Shady Lane Between Miller Road and Forest Drive
-Submitting NJDOT grants for A New Bike Path Around Industrial park, John F Patrick Park

Special BOE Meeting Today on referendum, Tax increase, transportation

The Lakewood BOE will hold a special meeting today to discuss the budget and items on the referendum that will ask for an additional yearly tax increase of $6 million dollars.
You must sign your name on a sheet n the back of the room if you want to speak at the public comment portion of the meeting. See  below for tough talk by the board president
Watch Live-stream HERE 7:30 pm

Posted o the district website.
"The Lakewood Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, July 18, 2019, Public Session at 6:30 p.m. in the LHS Commons, Executive Session. Public Session will reopen at 7:30 p.m.  The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the 2019-2020 Budget, Transportation, After School

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood July 17, 2019/ 14 Tamuz 5779

- Adler - Blitz  at Ateres Reva hall
- Jacobs - Tolwinski  at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
- Dicker - Glatzer at Lake terrace hall
- Eckstein -Karmel at  Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
- Weiss - Kravitz at  Ne'emas Hachaim Hall

-Vort: Hachosson Naftali Antebi to Hakallah Miriam Maleh at River terrace 1094 River Ave, Lakewood 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachoson Shoime yachnowitz to Hakallah irons at R' Gissinger's shul 175 Sunset rd lakewood 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Ari Banker (Chicago) to Hakallah Ahuva Stern Bas R' Dovid Aryeh at River 978 Estreia Lakewood

- Parlor Meeting reception Vaad L'hatzolas Nidchei Yisroel at Esther Gerber hall 5th street & Madison Lakewood 8:45 pm Guest speaker: Harav Eliyohu Meir Shmeltzer shlita Rav Bais Medrash Flair, Jackson,  Hot Buffet
- Parlor Meeting  for Renewal org at 227 Autumn Road in Lakewood. Exquisite Cuisine by Fine Art Catering 7:30 pm
- Hanochas Even Hapina  for Yeshiva gedolah Ohr Torah 840 Ridge avenue Lakewood 7:00 pm

Agudah Withdraws Siyum APP as it underminds Message Of Smartphone Usage

Leaders of Agudath Israel of America were recently contacted by a number of Roshei Yeshiva, Mechanchim and Rabbanim from across America who expressed concerns about the “Siyum App” introduced by the Agudah in conjunction with the upcoming 13th Global Siyum HaShas of Daf Yomi.

The original intent behind the Siyum App was להגדיל תורה ולהאדירה: to encourage and facilitate Torah learning among the broad hamon am by making Daf Yomi shiurim and other forms of limud haTorah easily accessible to the masses. The Siyum App was never intended to encourage those who do not have “smartphones” to start using them; it was meant for those who already do use smartphones, and who now would have an opportunity to use the App to start or increase their own kvias itim la’

מי כעמך ישראל

Between hundreds of volunteers searching for the body of a rabbi who saved the life of his student in VA, to the 23,000+ strangers who raised more than $2.2 million in 4 days to save the life of a little girl. It’s a proud week to be a Jew!  Mi k'amcha Yisrael

Satmar Calls for Yom Tefillah on Shiva Asar B' Tamuz for spiritual threats in the USA and EY

Satmar Rebbe has called for a yom Tefilla this coming Sunday the fast of שבעה עשר בתמוז to beseech Rachmei shomayim as there is a threat of gezeiras shmad in New York State and a geziras giyus in Eretz Yisrael.

DOE seeks to impose and implement guidelines to the  curriculum in the yeshivos which will limit the hours of Torah study. Additionly it seeks to force the school to teach subjects that are not in line with the torah.

Earlier this week,  the New York state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, who sought to enact strict oversight of private-school curricula, suddenly announced her resignation. At this point the threat to the yeshivos is still active.

NWS: Urgent Weather Message

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ - July 17,2019. Ocean county.

Heat Advisory in effect until 8:00 pm this evening The highest heat index values will occur around mid  day. Additional advisories or warnings are expected during  subsequent days.
Prolonged Period of Excessive Heat through the Weekend. .The combination of heat and high humidity will lead to dangerously hot conditions through the weekend across much of the
region....Up to 105 due to temperatures in the mid   90s, and dew points in the mid 70s.

* IMPACTS...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
  outdoor exertion or extended exposure.


BOE Referendum: Why is it Lumped Together and Not voted on Individually.

The Lakewood Board of Ed passed a resolution to hold a referendum that will be voted on by the taxpayers to approve a annual 6 million dollar tax increase (on top of the allowable 2% cap) to cover costs for after school programs, courtesy busing and special ed funding. It was designed by lumping all 3 categories into a single ballot question. Possibly a tactic to get something passed that would never have passed on its own.

The tax payers should have the choice to decide on each one separately. These programs are not mandated by the state and everyone should have an opportunity to make  separate intelligent decisions.  Instead of lumping them together in an attempt to piggy back one off the other, it should be set up as separate questions on how to spend tax money. It should not cost more to have it designed that way.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood 13 Tamuz 5779

 -Stavsky - King at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
 -Rosengarten - Sussman at Lake Terrace hall
-Tomor - Leibovic at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Rosenbaum - Frost at Ateres Reva hall
 -Holzberg - Weiss at Ne'emas Hachaim Hall -Vort: Hachosson Sruli Godlewsky to Hakallah Bas R' Shloime Weber at 1595 Jacks Way Toms River NJ 7:30 pm

 -Hachnosas sefer Torah in memory of Rebbetzin Rischel Kotler a'h to yeshiva Kneses Bais Levi the procession will take place today 6:45 pm from the home of Harav malkiel Kotler shlita at 521 5th street to the BMG Yoshon Bais Medrash

 -Video below Ozerover Rebbe at a Mitzvah Tantz last night in Lakewood

Guarding The Treasures

The Food for Thought column of the Yated Ne'eman Newspaper had a nice story of a security guard at the Bais Faiga elementary school Gratter Building in Lakewood. The guard Mr. Daniel Santos wrote a letter of appreciation to the benefactor of the building Mrs. Kupperman how he is greeted with kindness and appreciation from the students and cant count how many times he hears the word thank you. He notes the children are a reflection of the kuppermans whose legacy is carried on and demonstrated by the mannerism love and kindness from the faces of the children and faculty.
In response to the article in the Yated, Mr. Santos followed up with a thank you in a Facebook post.

 "I wish to thank the Jewish newspaper in Lakewood NJ for the kind words they printed about me. The security position, that I feel was a blessing to obtain, is very rewarding in many ways. Even though I’m Catholic, a mutual respect between our religion, culture and language has formed and for that, I’m grateful. Guarding our Treasures was written by Mr. Hisiger and I thank him from the bottom of my heart. It’s truly my pleasure to watch over the children, thank you."

Hamodia: A Tribute to Rabbi Reuven Bauman Z"L

Hamodia.com (NEW YORK) - by Rafael Hoffman
 The petirah of Rabbi Reuven Bauman, z”l, 35, was a tragedy that captured the attention and hearts of Klal Yisrael. Thousands followed the events in the news, many davened on his behalf, and dozens of people from organizations and communities around the country put aside their daily lives to take part in the search effort to locate his body.

The six days between his disappearance into waves of a Virginia beach and when he was finally brought to kever Yisrael brought Jews of disparate stripes together, bound by a heartbreaking cause.

Yet, behind the emotional news story of an elementary-school rebbi whose last earthly act was to save a child in his charge is the story of a phenomenal man, who in his short life touched many other lives. With gentle middos, an infectious ahavas Hatorah, and a genuine sense of respect and caring for his fellow Jew, he connected to young and old, sharing his knowledge and love of Torah in and out of the classroom.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood July 15, 2019

-Shulman - Gabioff at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
 -Anemer - Landau at Lake Terrace Hall 
-Stern - Stohl at Ne'emas Hachaim Hall
-Vort: Hachosson Benzi Farhi to Hakallah Aliza Azoolay bas R' Moshe at Tashbar hall  82 Oak Street 7:30 pm
 -Vort: Hachsson Yanky Gutman to Hakallah Nava Jaffe at Madison Manor Hall, 401 Madison Avenue Lakewood 7:30 pm

Possible Heatwave This weekend

The NWS  issued a hazardous weather outlook for the entire state.
Keep in mind Sunday is the fast day of 17 Tamuz.

"Excessive heat is possible from Wednesday through Saturday Heat Index values near of above 100 degrees will be possible Wednesday and Thursday, potentially reaching as high as 110 degrees Friday and Saturday."
There is a  possibility of heavy rain and flooding Wednesday night through Thursday,

New York Education Commissioner Elia Resigning

Hamodia: - New York state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, under whose tenure the Education Department has sought to enact strict oversight of private-school and yeshiva curricula, suddenly announced her resignation Monday. The resignation, reported by Politico NY’s Anna Gronewald, is effective at the end of August, and caught the Board of Regents by surprise.

Body of R' Reuvain Bauman Z"L Found

Hook up for Levaya in NJ at 4:00 pm
 605-313-5739 Code 582493

712-770-4160 code 271789#
Levaya in Norfolk, VA  will take place 10:30 AM at the B'nai Israel Congregation, 420 Spotswood Avenue.  The Aron will fly to NJ  Levaya at the  King Solomon Cemetery Clifton NJ.  Shiva will take place in Norfolk and Monsey  at 183 McNamara Road, New Hempstead, NY, 10977  starting Tuesday morning. Shachris 8:00. Mincha/Maariv at 8:10

BDE: The body of Rabbi Reuven Bauman Z''L has been found in the waters off North Carolina near False Cape State Park  at the Virginia beach border  by the Misaskim division of Baltimore enabling him to be brought to kevura. The area is 3 miles south from where he was pulled in by a rip tide and drowned.

 A Levaya will take place tomorrow  first in Norfolk followed by  the  Kevura in King Solomon Cemetery Clifton NJ details TBA.
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TNZBH  המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Search and rescue crews found a body in the ocean near False Cape Sunday afternoon that officials believe is a teacher who went missing in the water earlier this week. Virginia Beach officials say they found the body around 2:15 p.m.
Joel Rubin, CEO of Rubin Communications Group tells 10 On Your Side that Rabbi Alexander Haber from B’Nai Israel Synagogue in Norfolk positively identified the body found as Rabbi Bauman.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood July 14, 2019

-Simkin -  Cohen at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
-Beilus -  Klugman Ateres Reva hall
-Krupnik -  Fisher at Ne'emas Hachaim Hall
-Vort: Hachosson  Kivi Cohen to Hakallah Faigy Friedman bas R' Shlomo at Ateres Malka, 140 Lehigh Ave, Lakewood 6:30 pm

-Parlor meeting yeshiva Tiferes Chaim at 1948 Powder Horn Rd toms River, NJ 8:00 pm
Kosson Lakewood Yartzeit seuda of  Bal Ateres Tzvi M'Ziditshoiv Zy"a at 1195 N Maple Ave, Tpms River  Mincha 7:15 pm

Lakewood News Sunday July 14

Weather: Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 93F
Visiting day
- Hatzolah of Jersey shore annual carnival at JCC Jersey Shore 100 Grant Ave, Deal, New Jersey
07723 from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
-  Lakewood Chaveirim members head out to Norfolk, Virginia to join the search for R' Bauman
- Chemed community fair at Chemed parking lot 12:00pm -5:00 pm
- Measles alert- On July 10th at CHEMED Lakewood  Anyone who was there between 1:30 and 6 in the afternoon that day might have been exposed.

Wedding: Adler -  Guttman Ateres Chana Hall  Bais Faiga 12 pm Chuppa

Friday, July 12, 2019

Norfolk Update: A Letter to The Community

Letter by The Rabbi to the Norfolk, VA Jewish community
"You can avoid rumors. Misinformation about possible rescues, decisions, and storylines are not helpful and can cause great pain. Even true information and decisions need to be communicated in a responsible fashion. We are dealing with a family and community in distress." 

To our distinguished community,

 As friends, admirers, and students of Rabbi Bauman and his family, we have all experienced a very difficult week. My goal with these words is to clarify some facts and perhaps answer some questions.

 As you know, Rabbi Bauman was caught in a riptide in the Sandbridge area of Virginia Beach in the early afternoon on Tuesday. The force of the water was so strong that nobody present was able to save him. The rescue crews were nearby and on the scene immediately.

 It is true that Rabbi Bauman entered the water to rescue children in distress. Those children were rescued by a heroic bystander and are safe. The nature of the riptide was such that the bystander either did not see or could not reach Rabbi Bauman. We do not know the identity of the bystander.

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת חקת תשע׳׳ט

Friday, July 12, 2019 /  ט׳ תמוז תשע״ט Lakewood, New Jersey

-Candle lighting:    8:08 pm
-Shkiah/Sunset:     8:26 pm

Shabbos Weather: A mainly sunny sky. High 89F real feel of  94 air quality will be unhealthy for sensitive groups

אָז יָשִׁיר יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת הַשִּׁירָה הַזֹּאת, עֲלִי בְּאֵר עֱנוּ לָהּ בְּאֵר חֲפָרוּהָ שָׂרִים כָּרוּהָ נְדִיבֵי עִם... וְנִשְׁקָפָה עַל פְּנֵי הַיְשִׁימוֹן

נחש הנחושת The International Symbol of Medicine

This weeks Parshsa discusses the נחש הנחושת.
The symbol of the serpent on a pole is used as the international symbol of medicine. It is used today in modern times as the symbol of medicine and healthcare. Commentators have interpreted the symbol to mean many different things. Some attribute it to the Rod of Asclepius of greek culture or other. However, the origin most likely comes from the נחש הנחושת the Nehushtan that we read in this weeks parshas chukas. Where hashem commands Moshe Rabbeinu to build a "serpent of bronze" that was used to heal those who looked upon it (Numbers 21:4-9).

 The Mishna in Rosh HaShana states, וכי נחש ממית או נחש מחיה ! אלא בזמן שישראל מסתכלין כלפי מעלה ומשעבדים את לבם לאביהם שבשמים היו מתרפאים ואם לא היו נימוקים
that the snakes were not intrinsic to either the plague or the recovery from it, but rather everything depended upon the degree to which the people would be able to  direct their hearts to HaShem.

In these trying times let us lift our eyes to our father in heaven and daven that he heal all those that are sick,  and bring  רפואות , ברכות, ישועות ובשורות טובות to all of klal yisrael


Litfish Herring Now Available

Lit fish herring- first came the chasidish inspired herring bu the Rebbes choice now Litfish is here! Simple yet special.

With two delicious flavors to taste you will be sure to love them.

Try Litfish’s Garlic Schmaltz for a savory bite or turn up the heat with our Spicy Schmaltz. available at Evergreen kosher and  Coming to stores near you this week.

The Fast Day of Erev Shabbos Parshas Chukas ו׳ חקת

The fast Day of Erev Shabbos Parshas Chukas
By Rabbi Yehuda Spitz
‘Zos Chukas HaTorah’ There is no mention in the Gemara of the week of Parshas Chukas being one of tragedy, nor is it mentioned by the Rambam, nor Tur, nor Shulchan Aruch! Not even in the Siman where tragedies and proper days to fast are mentioned, Orach Chaim 580! In fact, most are wholly unfamiliar with anything specifically attributed to this week. Yet, the Magen Avraham, citing the Sefer HaTanya, tells of a terrible, albeit fascinating, historical tragedy. on Erev Shabbos Parshas Chukas. On that day, in the year 1242, 20 wagonloads (other versions state 24) filled with Gemaros and Talmudic literature, were burned in Paris.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewoid July 11, 2019

Thunder storm watch until 9:30 pm
-Matzliach - Krauss Wedding at Lake Terrace hall
 -Tesser - Rosengarten at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
 -Dreyfuss - Kaplan at Ne'emas Hachaim Hall
-Shachter - Delman at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

 Parlor meeting at R' Forcheimer shul 418 5th street at 10:00 pm for Rav Nachum Friedman of Yerushalayim

Tripping Kosher Cafotteria Lakewood, NJ

Free Document Shredding Event in Lakewood

Attention Residents of Lakewood NJ Friday, July 12th from 9:00am-1:00pm for a free document shredding event! Get rid of your old documents safely and securely.
At the Lakewood Public works parking lot 1 America Avenue Lakewood, NJ 08701 sponsored by the Ocean county board of chosen Freeholders and Dept of Solid waste management

Norfolk Update: Search Continues

Thursday afternoon update: Search continues with helicopter, boats, and people walking and riding on beach. Rabbi Slone continues to coordinate. We are always hopeful, but al pi derech hateva this is a ‘recovery’ mission. We will be coordinating volunteer search units over shabbos. Contrary to previous reports the family will not be beginning shiva today. The hope is to find R’ Bauman soon. Please respect the family’s privacy and do not linger. Refreshments for visitors can be found in the Shul social hall. There will be a meeting at Shul for community members at 6:30 pm. It will follow the format of previous meetings with representation from the various organizations. Please continue to daven for everyone involved.

Update as of Thursday morning from the Norfolk Jewish community:
The search continues to find the body of R' Reuvein Tzvi ben esther Baila Bauman
 The search is continuing with many volunteers on land at sea and by drone. They will resume at 4:30 Thursday morning and continue throughout Thursday and Friday, possibly longer if necessary.

 No official announcements have been made regarding shiva. Please continue to daven.

A fund was set up to help the mishpacha during this difficult time.
 To donate click HERE
 (video courtesy of Blaaz and GL)

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Officials: If $6 Million Proposal is Voted Down there will Be NO courtesy Busing in Lakewood, If Approved no $150 Fee

At Last nights BOE meeting officials discussed the $6.1 million dollar proposal to be voted on by Lakewood taxpayers on November 5th. They explained that as of today there is no money for courtesy busing for both pubic and non public school students for the coming year.

 If the proposal is approved by the voters it would cost the average tax payer $203 (in addition to the regular increase of $67) and they said it would provide courtesy busing for both public and non public and fund after school programs. It will be a yearly increase in the tax bill.

Non mandated parents will not have to pay a  $150 fee to the LSTA per child since the money will come from the taxes it will cost the average homeowner (assessed at 320k)  $203 a year. Mandated parents will also have to pay the same $203. so for a family of 4 who was paying the LSTA a total of $600 will now pay the annual taxes of 203 for a average home.  Mandated parents will also have to pay the same $203 in txes even though they get busing at $1000 per child.

The LSTA already charged non mandated parents a $150 fee for next year it's not clear what is happening with those funds.

Because there is no LSTA as of today there is no funds available to pay for the non public courtesy busing. The township said it can no longer give money for the public courtesy busing. Therefore if the proposal is voted down by the tax payers officials said that would leave 13,000 non public students and 2965 public school students with no busing.

Oif Simchas Lakewood July 10, 2019

-Cherrick -Tashman at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
 -Blum - Landinsky at Ne'emas Hachaim Hall
-Rosenberg - Gelb at Lake Terrace Hall
 -Vort: Hachosson Shimon Friedman to Hakallah Avigail Lurie at Khal Bnei Torah 304 Monmouth Avenue Lakewood 7:00 pm

-Tehillim for Reuvein Tzvi ben Esther Baila Bauman with Divrei Hisoirerus by Harav Chaim Bresler shlita at BMG Bais Aaron Chabura room 7:20 Pm

-Free Narcan training at Minyan Shelanu 145 ocean avenue Lakewood 8:00 pm

-Shiur from R' Ahron Lopiansky shlita at Coventry shul  downstairs BM 9:35 followed by maariv.

Lakewood BOE Meeting Today

Lakewood BOE public meeting  6:30 P.M. Wednesday July  10, 2019 at 855 Somerset Avenue
Watch Live stream HERE starts at 7:30 pm
see  Agenda HERE
-Adopting the budget including the $36 million loan which will have a tax levy $104,466,984 and owe the state $82 Million dollars
Fund  federal lawsuit by board attorney at an additional rate of  $350-perhour
-Stipulation if SCHI wins appeal the DOE must pay $5 million for tuition costs

Fish Grill Opens Lakewood Branch

Yeahthatskosher- Originally a small kosher restaurant chain in Los Angeles serving fresh fish dishes to approving diners that opened in 1986, Fish Grill has just opened its first outpost on the East Coast, in Lakewood, NJ. This is the fourth Fish Grill location, with 3 locations in the LA area including on Pico, on Beverly, and in Malibu. Fish Grill aptly known for mesquite grilling delicious fish including salmon, ahi tuna, whitefish, seabass, trout, Atlantic pollock, tilapia, and more.
See full Menu HERE
Numerous salads are offered, as well as fresh (non-grilled) poke bowls, sides such as fries, rice, grilled veggies, pico de gallo, herring, and more. Other dishes include soup (chowder), fish tacos, fish & chips, and pastas with fish.
The physical space of the restaurant is huge, offering diners 2 stories of casual seating, in a slightly nautical theme. The restaurant is open Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm, and Fridays 11am-2:30pm.

Proposal Now Asking Voters for $6.1 Million. Annual increase

The proposal  by the Lakewood BOE to be put for a vote by the tax payers has now included courtesy busing which will  be a total of  $6,132,973 annual increase on top of the other tax increases in Lakewood.

If approved by the voters, this would allow the School District to offer various after-school public
school clubs, courtesy busing and certain nonpublic Special Education services which were
previously funded by the Township of Lakewood and the Lakewood Student Transportation
Authority. Starting with the 2019-2020 School year, the Township will no longer be funding those
programs and the Lakewood Student Transportation Authority no longer exists.

From the BOE agenda:
Proposal to raise an additional $6,132,973 for General Funds in the 2019-2020 School Year.
These taxes will be used to fund various after-school Public School clubs in the amount of
$1,487,501, provide Public School courtesy busing in the amount of $1,287,916, provide Nonpublic
School courtesy busing in the amount of $2,300,000 and fund certain Nonpublic Special Education
services in the amount of $1,057,556.  Approval of these taxes will result in a permanent increase

BOE Asks township to provide Hazardous Busing as other Options dry up

With LSTA gone for now and the township not paying for courtesy busing since the 3 year agreement is up, the BOE is seeking other ways of getting the township to pay. Until now the LSTA charged parents of non public courtesy busing $150 a year and the township paid for public school courtesy busing.  A resolution passed last meeting calls for the township to pay for hazardous busing as the town is responsible to provide safe and adequate transportation routes for all its students. In some streets the town pays for and provides crossing guards. The BOE provided a list of 30 streets in Lakewood that are considered hazardous (see list below) and no child may cross those streets.
 In a letter to the township the school district asks to meet on the matter. "If possible, the District would like to schedule a meeting to discuss hazardous routes for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, as soon as possible, as there is a July 10, 2019

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood July 9, 2019

Chasunas: -Schonberger - Weiss at Lake Terrace hall
-Schmeltzer - Bronspiegel at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
-Wolf - Eisenberg at Ne'emas Hachaim Hall
 -Sussna - Green at Ateres Reva hall
-Bukai - Aboud at Ohel Simha 295 Park Ave, Long Branch, NJ

Tehillim Rebbe in Camp Swept out at Sea

Please say Tehilim for Reuven Tzvi ben Esther who is a Rebbi at a  day camp in Norfolk, Virginia who got carried out to sea by a strong current. Search and rescue is looking for him. Reuven Tzvi ben Esther Baila is also a rebbe at Yeshiva Toras Chaim of Norfolk.

ABC -Crews were trying to find a teacher who was missing in the water off False Cape State Park Tuesday. Emergency dispatchers received a call that there may have been a drowning at the park, located at 400 1Sandpiper Road in Virginia Beach. The caller said two people had been in the water. One was 35 years old. The other was an 11-year-old student.

BOE Proposal: Lakewood Taxpayers to Vote on $6.1 Million Annual Increase

updated: The proposal has increased to $6. 1 Million as the distric  is including courtesy busing costs
  • School district hosting Community meeting tonight 7:30 pm at Lkwd high school.

The BOE has put the $36 million loan from the state as part of the budget for next year.

On top of that, the Lakewood BOE is putting forth a proposal that would be voted on by the taxpayers this election day (November 5, 2019) to raise taxes yearly by $2.5 Million dollars for after school programs. This will automatically be raised every year going forward and will take place immediately.
The township will no longer be funding these programs from the municipal portion of the budget.
The township is still paying $2 million a year to cover the cost of courtesy bussing for the public school students not under the LSTA

The BOE agenda for tomorrows meeting explains the proposal. These taxes will be used to fund various after-school Public School clubs and certain Nonpublic Special Education services. Approval of these taxes will result in a permanent increase in the District’s tax levy.

If passed, this would allow the School District to offer various public school clubs and certain
nonpublic Special Education services which were previously funded by the Township of
Lakewood. Starting with the 2019-2020 School year, the Township will no longer be funding

Today: Planning Board Meeting

Lakewood planning board meeting Tuesday July 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm
watch live stream HERE
See Agenda HERE

• R2019-280: Correction to 2017 Master Plan Zone Changes in the area of the Lakewood

Well Raised Boys

Posted today by a bus driver on a facebook group in the Catskills.

I’m a school bus driver in Sullivan County. I did my first Jewish camp trip today.
Three years ago I moved here and I wondered how so many people can hate our summer visitors.
I guess no matter who the group is... if you put 300,000 people in any small community, it’s going to create havoc. After three summers. I can see how people get frustrated. I’ve been frustrated too.
Then today happened and I felt the need to share this... as I’ve already said... today was my first trip.
I had a bus full of 14 year old boys from one camp and I could not have asked for a better behaved, polite and grateful group of boys. Each one thanked me as they got on my bus and again as they got off. I asked them all not to leave a mess and there was not one thing left on my bus. Not ONE thing!!

Lakewood Stores Update

-Fish Grill from LA opening today in Lakewood at 6834 Route 9 North Howell NJ (after amazing savings) (848) 261 4444 open  11:00 am – 10:00 pm

- LNN reports Gourmet Glatt in talks to open second location by taking over NPGS store at Seagull square at the Lakewood/Toms River border. Expected to happen after Sukkos

-West Cuts Barber shop opening in Westgate at the shopping Plaza
- Hasandler shoe maker open at West Gate shopping Plaza

Monday, July 8, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood July 8, 2019

-Klein - Sandler at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
 -Brachfeld - Moskowitz at Lake Terrace hall -Stein - Ginspark at Ne'emas Hachaim Hall
-Hirschman -Manies at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
 -Masalton - Semah at Congregation Brothers of Israel, 250 Park Ave, Long Branch, NJ
 -Vort: Hachosson Gershon Strulowicz to Hakallah Chani Epstein at Bnos Bracha Simcha Hall, 1665 Corporate Rd W, Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm
 -Vort: Hachosson Zevy Unger to Hakallah Reena Neiman Bas R' Moshe at 1183 Buckwald ct Lakewood

 -Parlor meeting yeshivs gedolah of Mill Basin at 10 14th street Lakewood 8:00 pm Divrei Bracha by Harav Yehuda Brick shlita
 -Parlor meeting for RJX Rutgers Kiruv at 258 Martin Luther King 7:30 pm BBQ and Kumzitz
-Hatzolah Auction Watch live below

Hespedim for Harav Dovid Trenk zt"l at Yeshiva of Carteret

Case to Fix Funding Formula for Lakewood School District to Proceed

When the state of  NJ allocated over $30 million dollars in funding to the Lakewood school district a few month s ago (before it was removed and than turned into a loan) , officials credited the ongoing lawsuit filed by Mr. Arthur Lang, a Math teacher at Lakewood school district and a Lawyer.
The case is known as Alcantara v. Hespe and has been ongoing for 5 years. Tomorrow July 9, 2019 Judge Susan Scarola of the office of  administrative law will hear the case to conclude the matter with the state's presentation of its case.

In July of  2014 Mr. Arthur Lang filed a petition demonstrating  that the state funding formula for the Lakewood school district is inadequate for it to provide its students with a T&E education.

A Letter written this week to the judge by Professor Tractenberg mentions 2 points.

1. Does the School Funding Reform Act of 2008 (SFRA) provide the Lakewood School District (LSD) with adequate funds to enable it to provide its approximately 6,000 public school students, most of them low-income Latino and Black, with the constitutionally required through and efficient education (T&E)?
2. If it does not, are there constitutionally acceptable ways in which the State can provide
LSD with sufficient supplemental non-SFRA funding?

It has seemed clear from the start of this matter that the only constitutionally responsive and
responsible way to deal with LSD’s unique demographic circumstances, and the attendant fiscal
consequences, is by amending SFRA. The more time that elapses and the more evidence that
accumulates the clearer that reality becomes. It is time for your Honor to recognize that reality
and to forward your recommended decision to the Commissioner without further delay.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood 4 Tamuz 5779

-Streicher - Cohen at Ateres Reva hall
-Zeffren - Mann at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Steinmetz- Kozlowitz at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
-Grazi wedding at Lake Terrace hall

Lkwd News July 7 2019

- Weather: stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 81F
-Chasuna 12:00 PM: Kormendi-London at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
 -Hachnosas sefer Torah to kollel Bnei Torah Rabbi Lefkowitz shul at 940 E. Kennedy Blvd procession at 3pm from 1135 Somerset Lakewood
-Gourmet Glatt Sunday flash sale 96 oz Canola oil $1.99 limit 2 chocolate leben 3 for $1 till 7 pm.

Rebbe Only Saw Roses

Weeklies pay tribute to Reb Dovid Trenk Zatzal
Article in Yated by Rav Yechiel Spero HERE

Written by a Talmid
Rebbi was larger than life. Both literally and figuratively.
 In a world of black and white, Rebbi only saw roses. Rich, beautiful, vibrant colored roses.
To Rebbi, it didn't matter what color shirt you wore, how big your yarmulke was or how long your hair grew. To Rebbi, every single Yid was a child of HKBH and was treated as such.

When Rebbi looked at you, his beautiful glowing, crystal-like eyes would pierce your very soul. You could hear them say to you in the softness of tones, yet full of conviction - "believe, respect and love yourself. Because I believe in you, I respect you and I love you."

Friday, July 5, 2019

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת קודש פרשת קרח תשע''ט

Friday, July 5, 2019 / ב׳ תמוז תשע״ט ערב שבת פרשת קרח

-Candle lighting 8:11 pm
-Shkia/sunset 8:29 pm
-Weather: scattered thunderstorms. High around 90F. Chance of rain 50%.
-BMG: Siyum and Shalosh seudos commemorating Yartzheit of Rav Shneur Kotler Zatzal mincha at 6:15 followed by Siyum in Beren dining hall.

                                      והנה פרח מטה אהרן לבית לוי ויצא פרח ויצץ ציץ ויגמל שקדים

Fish Grill Opening in Lakewood July 9th 2019

 Photos courtesy of GKRF

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood 2nd Day Rosh Chodesh Tamuz 5779 July 4th 2019

-Rabinowitz -  Delman at Ne'emas Hachaim Hall
 -Scheiner - Bamberger at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
 -Laskin - Brus at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga

 -Vort: Hachosson Lipa Perlman to Hakallah Dina Smith Bas R' Moshe at Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 E. County Line Rd, Lakewood 7:30 pm

Shiva Info

Mishpachas Trenk is sitting shiva for Rav Dovid zt’l at 817 Central avenue Lakewood. Shachris 7:45 pm Mincha 15 minutes before shlkia and Maariv 9:30 pm. Rav Zevi Trenk is sitting in Flatbush at 1586 E. 9th street until Friday afternoon at 2:30 PM. M"S until 11:15 pm. Rebbetzin Leah Cohen is sitting at Camp Munk, Ferndale, NY Thursday and Friday. Getting up from shiva Sunday morning.

Asifas zikaron and Yartzheit of Rav Shneur Kotler Zatzal

This shabbos 3 Tamuz will be the 37th Yartzheit of The Lakewood Rosh yeshiva Harav Yosef Chaim Shneur Kotler zatzal. Tonight Thursday evening there will be hespedim in the yeshiva delivered by Rav Yisrael Neuman shlita and Rav Tzvi Basch shlita at 6:30 pm in the Beren hall. On Shabbos a siyum and yartzheit seuda will take place in the yeshiva.

Fueling Machlokes

Fueling Machlokes
 Parshas Korach 5779

There's strong opinions there's passion and than there is fueled and manufactured machlokes used  to impose one side over the other. In the age of social media and the internet the debate gets more publicity as media platforms are used as springboards to fan the flames.

 Lately, several issues among frum Jews have brought out very passionate opinions from both sides, take one example the vaccine issue.

The vaccine debate has raged over the last year and with the help of social media it has fueled one of the largest divides in klal yisrael of recent years. Of course each side will claim its pikuach nefesh and justify its actions and to force its view on others. The measles epidemic no doubt contributed to take severe drastic measures.

Putting all that aside, is it a subject worth making a pirud in klal yisrael?
 Was it worth all the hate, and division it has caused among family, friends, neighbors?
Was it worth the sinas chinom and open  bizayon of gedolei yisrael?

Another example, members in some shuls have decided to improve in ruchniyus by taking upon themselves   the no talking in shul initiative.

July 4th Independence Day Lakewood 2019

Weather Mostly sunny high 86 thunderstorm possible humidity 58%
-Agra DPirka July 4th program at KZY Rabbi Gissinger's shul 175 Sunset Rd Lakewood
10:15 am Harav Doniel Neustadt shlita 11:00 am Harav Avraham Snyder shlita
- No Busing today for schools or camps
-Shop Rite Howell, Brick normal hours open till 12 am , Walmart open 24 hours
-Power outages Toms River Rt 9 and Cox Cro area
-Video Lakewood Fire works by GL see HERE
-No USPS Mail, UpS or Fed Ex, Banks closed, Got offices closed, retail stores mostly are open

Today at the Kosel

מזבח חדש בציון תכין, ועולת ראש חודש נעלה עליו, ושעירי עִזים נעשה ברצון, ובעבודת בית המקדש נשמח כלנו,

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood Rosh Chodesh Tamuz 5779 July 3

 -Kandel - Dick at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
 -Levin - Chesir at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Ginsburg - Greenfield at Lake Terrace hall
- Levine - Shvarzblat Eagle Ridge Golf Club, 2 Augusta Blvd, Lakewood
-Zimmerman - Rosenberg Ne'emas Hachaim Hall
 -Vort: Hachosson Aryeh Klugman to Hakallah Serel Lercher at 950 E Kennedy Blvd, Lakewood 7:00 pm

 Kabolas Panim/ Parlor meeting for R' Shlomo Kanievsky Shlita: At 6 Pointe Circle, Jackson 7:30 pm Todd Plaza on Rt 9 in the tent 8:00 pm

Traffic Alert

Over 3-4 hour Delay traveling from Brooklyn to Lakewood this afternoon . From Manhattan too there are heavy delays as the Lincoln tunnel is shut Jersey bound because of a truck accident. Port Authority suspended all  bus service to NJ. Use Holland tunnel or Verrazzano.

Zohara Art Gallery Opens in Lakewood

ZOHARA  Art Gallery  opens in Lakewood at the Avenue Shoppes, Showcasing incredible talent from Jewish Artists everywhere, exhibitions,  and special events. The  Art gallery is located at 12 America Ave, Unit 4A. Lakewood, NJ, 08701 (732) 338-9697 open Monday - Friday: 10:30am - 6pm  Sunday: 10:30am - 6pm Visit website for featured artists. see photos on Instagram 

Video: Reb Dovid Trenk ZT"L Last visit to Yeshiva of Carteret

Rabbi Dovid Trenk's final visit to the Yeshiva of Carteret before his passing on June 30th. He was honored with Krias Shem at the Bris of his grandson Zev Volf Brown, son of his daughter and son-in-law Rabbi & Rebbitzen Azriel & Donya Brown. The event took place on June 5th, 2019, at the Yeshiva Gedola & Mesivta of Carteret, where the Browns serve as Rosh Yeshiva & Rebbetzin.
This was his final visit to the Yeshiva before his passing on June 30th.                 When he arrived at approx. 7am, although week and frail, he stood up dancing and singing with joy.

Independence day Fireworks in Lakewood

-The Lakewood Township Annual Independence Day Fireworks Event will be on Wednesday, July 3rd,  at Lake Carasaljo. Fireworks display will begin at 9:15 pm. The fireworks can be viewed from North Lake and South Lake drive. Festivities begin with a concert 7:15 at N Lake drive

-The BlueClaws will host their biggest fireworks show of the year on July 3rd  presented by Camping World, after the team's 7:05 pm game at first energy park

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood Rosh Chodesh Tamuz 5779

 -Tolwinski - Guttman at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
-Eisekovitz - Eisenbach at Ne'emas Hachaim Hall
-Rosen - Felder at Lake Terrace hall
-Hoffman- Snitzer at Ateres Reva hall

 -Vort: Hachosson Ahron Meir Roberts (Chicago) to Hakallah Raizy Ehrman bas R' Moshe Dovid at Ateres Chaya Faiga 1518 Tanglewood Lane Lakewood 7:30 pm

Video: Levaya of Reb Dovid Trenk ZTL, Hesped by his Brother shlita

 Video below: Rabbi Zevi Trenk shlita Hesped on his brother

Tonight 25th Yartzeit Hisvaadus

                                                  At the Ramada Hotel rt 9, Toms River, NJ

Lakewood will owe $82 Million if District Approves new Loan

The Lakewood school district currently owes the state of NJ $46 million for loans it received over the years to balance the budget. If the district accepts the new loan offer of 36 million it will owe the state $82 million dollars which will come from Lakewood taxpayers.
App reports critics questioned if the 1 day shutdown was necessary that left 1000 special ed students without programs they called it a stunt.

Yom Kippur Koton Minyanim Erev Rosh Chodesh Tamuz 5779 Lakewood

Rosh Chodesh Tamuz is Wednesday & Thursday July 3rd-4th
-Lev Avos 1:20 pm
-Somerset walk 1:30 and 7:00 pm
-Alumni B:M 9th street 1:45 pm
-Kol shimshon  at 1:45
-BM Kelmwoods 2:45  (Ezras Nashim open)
-Satmar 12:40 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30
-Lutzk: Mincha & Yom Kippur Katan 7:25 pm
-Breslov 6th street  7:30 pm
- Bais Elimelech R' Pashkes 105 E Harvard 7:00 pm
-Lakewood Courtyard shul 40 minutes before shkia (Ezras Nashim open)

Monday, July 1, 2019

WIC Income Eligibility limits Go Up as of July 1st. Electronic Cards to Replace Paper vouchers

New Eligibility guidelines for WIC.  Income limits are going up as of July 1st 2019. (See the chart) .  For a family of four the income level has increased by $1,203 annually. Additionally, by  October 1, 2020, plans are "for the voucher system to be set up to run electronically, with participants using electronic cards for transactions instead of the paper checks". According to the director of  nutrition at the Lakewood office.

Oif Simchas Lakewood July 1, 2019

 -Lipton - Florans at Lake Terrace hall
 -Schwartz - Pomerantz at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
-Willner - Ganz at Ateres Reva hall
-Fleishman - Weisberg at Ne'emas Hachaim Hall
- Kabolas Panim Parlor meeting for Rav Mordechai brim of yerushalayim at the Bias Horaah madison manor simcha hall7:45 pm - 11:30 pm Divrei Bracha by Harav Yeruchom Olshin shlita catering by Yapchik - Chai Lifeline Lakewood chestnut community reception at 1153 Tiffany lane 7:30 pm poolside BBQ, wine tasting music by the soulfarm band.

State Offers Lakewood $36 Million LOAN, School District Resumes Operations

Can Lakewood afford another LOAN.
The shutdown  of the Lakewood School District by the BOE was short lived as the district website said it will resume all normal operations tomorrow July 2, 2019.
The state DOE Commisioner recommended the treasury to offer Lakewood a loan of 36 million dollars for this year for a thorough and efficient education.
The loan will have to be repaid over a ten year repayment plan at the amount of $3,603,386.20 per year.
The BOE is scheduled to meet to decide on this offer.

Lakewood May Get the Money After all

The $30 Million in state aid for Lakewood that was stripped from the legislature may indeed be put back  in the budget.  Greaterlakewood.com  quotes sources that the money for Lakewood is safe.

Tonight: Lakewood Zoning Board Meeting

 Lakewood Zoning Board meeting July 1, 2019 at 7:00 pm
See Agenda HERE 
Watch Live stream HERE
on the agenda:
-Application To Build a new Bais Medrash for the shul on Pine street
-Application for a 150 unit apartment building see details at GreaterLakewood


Watch Levaya Of Harav Dovid Trenk ZT"L Live Stream Hookup

Girls Camp season Begins

Summer has begun and the girls schools in Lakewood have finished for the year. Camp season begins today with girls proudly wearing their camp bags and other camp paraphernalia. After a long hard year  and cold weather, the kinderlach get some time to unwind in a non pressure environment enjoying the summer fun. Thanks to the morah's and counselors who provide a fun Torah environment for the Lakewood kinderlach,

Sunday, June 30, 2019

BOE Special Meeting in the AM "Lakewood Township is responsible for Hazardous/courtesy Busing"

-LSTA already charged parents for next year's transportation
-Update 8:00 am: BOE says as of today July 1, 2019 the LSTA  expired last night at 12:00 am and does not exist (technically) a new bill going forward in Trenton will look to create a similar consortium for private/yeshiva kids in all of Ocean county  Special BOE meeting will take place early this morning July, 12019 -7:30 am at 855 Somerset Ave  Watch live stream HERE
see Agenda HERE
- A resolution to take legal action that Lakewood township pays for Hazardous/courtesy busing for public and non public students since it is responsible to ensure safe and adequate transportation. (The township is already paying $1.8 million dollars for public school courtesy busing from the municipal budget.)
-Support bill for a county-wide consortium to operate non-public busing with funding directly from the State of New Jersey.
-Support the LSTA and request that funding be secured for the coming year
-Reimburse parents of students attending Camp SCHI not to exceed $8,500 per student.

Lakewood BOE Programs and operations closed for tomorrow Due to Fiscal situation, special BOE meeting called

This was posted on the Lakewood school district website informing all parents that there would be no school programs or operations tomorrow as of July 1 besides those that are required for health and safety by the NJ DOE. The school year has already ended this is referring to after school summer programs or other district provided special ed schools and programs. After Gov. Murphy signed the budget that stripped Lakewood  school district of $30 million, local officials refuse to sign the BOE budget which was approved on condition of getting the state aid. A Board meeting is scheduled for tomorrow morning at 7:30 am. There is a conference call taking place now for parents to call in 732-994-2635 pin #  5553131
-The Lakewood BOE declares the budget approved on June 24, 2019 to be “null and void” and;

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood 27 Sivan 5779

-Chasuna:  Schwimmer - Newman Ateres Chana Hall  Bais Faiga
-Vort: Hachosson Yehuda Teichman to Hakallah Rachelli Golombeck Bas R' Yaakov at Ohr Tuvia
969 East End Ave, Lakewood, 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm
-Vort Hachosson Elchanan Appel to Hakalla Esti Modes at Madison Manor Simcha Hall, 401 Madison Ave, Lakewood 7:00 pm

-Asifas Zikaron  Commemoration of 28th Yartzheit of Harav Yisrael Zev Gustman Zatzal at Yeshiva Netzach Yisrael of Lakewood 9:50 Cross street corner Newport. at 8:30 pm Speakers  Rav Zev Farkas R"Y and Grandson, HaRav Yisrael Taplin shlita, Rav Yaakov Levitz shlita, HaRav Gershon Ribner shlita, Reb Yeruchom Silber shlita, a Talmid.

BD"E: Harav Dovid Trenk ZT"L

-There will be a live stream Video of the Levaya HERE
The Lakewood community and thousands of Talmidim all over the world are plunged into mourning with the Petirah of their Rebbe  Harav Dovid Trenk Zt"L who was niftar this afternoon at his home in Lakewood he was 78 years old.

The Levaya Will take place Monday morning 10:30 am at Rabbi Gissenger's shul Khal Zichron Yaakov 175 Sunset rd Lakewood, NJ.
(There will be Parking arrangements and logistics set up for shuttle buses) Kevurah will take place at the Mt. Lebenaon Cemetery 189 Gill LN Iselin, NJ 08830 Exit 131 off the GSP

Reb Dovid a noted Mechanech was A Talmid in the Mir Yeshiva of Brooklyn, a pirchei leader at Agudah of Boro Park on 14th Avenue, was  co Rosh Yeshiva in Adelphia yeshiva, a rebbe in camp Munk and recently headed Yeshiva Moreshes Yehoshua in Lakewood.

From Matzav.com- “Larger Than Life,” “a Legend,” and “The Real Thing” are just some of the many ways Rav Trenk is described by talmidim and admirers worldwide. Rav Trenk was an energetic, inspiring, superhuman who shaped so many lives and saved so many souls in ways that one cannot begin to fathom. Many lovingly called him “rebbi,” and the enormous adoration everyone shared for him is impossible to put into words.

Harav Zelig Braverman Visits Lakweood

Harv Zelig Braverman shlita Rosh Yeshivas Derech Emunah and son in law by Harav Chaim Kannievsky shlita visits Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva Harav Yeruchom Olshin Shlita at BMG

A Metziah

- Sale at Hat Box 2+1 sale buy any 2 items mix n match get 1 free of equal or lesser value sale expires today
-Today specials at Gourmet Glatt until 7:00 pm, Duncan Hines cake mix 2 for 1$, Haolam Sliced Munster cheese 6 oz .99 Cents limit 3 , Blooms captain cool freeze pops 100 ct $4.99 limit 2
- Toys for Thought Summer camp sale  20% off any item (cant combine with other offer or sale item)
- Tzizis sale at Keter Judaica buy 3 get 1 free at Avenue Shoppes location
-Superstop  sale Argyle premium Flatware case of  360 $4.69
-Bingo for Members only Post Fruity or  Cocoa pebbles .79 cents, Wylers 96 count for $4.99

Shiva Info

-Mishpachas Zar sitting sgiva for their father a"h at 1411 Tanglewood Lane Lakewood
Shachris 8:00 Mincha 8:10 Mariv 9:30 Getting up Monday morning

-Shiva for R' Shia Zilberschlag z"l at 7 Bay Hill Rd  Lakewood off Jumping Brook Rd (Joe Parker Area) Getting up Wednesday morning

--Shiva for Mrs. Sara Goldberger z"l at 9 Hawk Way Pine River Village off Pine Street getting up Friday afternoon

Sunday June 30, 2019 Lakewood

-Weather: Mostly Sunny skies. High of 87  Humidity at 54%
- Power outage Over 1,000 JCP&L costumers are without power in Lakewood  at Rt 88 area due to 3 damaged circuits. Power is expected to be restored by  7:00 PM.
- Safety fair  at the Sports complex off Vine street Between Oak street and Essex Avenue lots of fun for the kids. There will be a Magic show, Helicopter landing (weather permitting) Horses, Live vehicle extractions and a lot more! from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
-NJSP troopers around Lakewood today
-Keytstone Fireworks store now open at the tent by 7-11 on River Avenue, Lakewood
- Bring a friend day free at six Flags great Adventure for season pass holders
-Ride4Regesh boys Bike a thon at LTC parking lot 100 Boulevard of the Americas 4:15  registration
- Lakewood Twp Fire works for Independence day will take place Wednesday Evening July 3rd 9:15 pm at Lake Carasaljo


-Baruch Dayan Emes - Levaya of HaRav Yitzchok Kohen Zt"L (from Yerushalayim) will be 10 am  at the Kollel Vasikin 1621 Clifton Avenue corner County Line rd  Lakewood and at  3:00 pm at  JFK Airport Building 75 El Al cargo area at
-BDE The Levaya of the Mrs. Sara Goldberger  a"h wife of R' Moshe Yehuda shlita Mother of R' Chesky Goldberger  נ'י is at the chapel on 7th Street at 11:00 am

Friday, June 28, 2019

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת שלח תשע׳׳ט שבת מברכים חודש תמוז

Friday, June 28, 2019 /  ערב שבת פרשת שלח לייקווד כ״ה סיון תשע״ט

-Candle lighting: 8:12 pm
-Shkiah/sunset: 8:30 pm  (Latest Shkia)

-Rosh Chodesh Tamuz is Wednesday and Thursday July 3rd & 4th
-Molad will be Tuesday afternoon, 38 minutes and 2 chalakim after 3:00 pm
-Weather: Shabbos day High of 94 Mostly sunny Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50%.

                                                הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר עָבַרְנוּ בָהּ לָתוּר אֹתָהּ טוֹבָה הָאָרֶץ מְאֹד מְאֹד

Rav Yosef Chevroni to spend Shabbbos in Lakewood

Video: At the Lakewood Library Protest

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Eruv notice for Monmouth Ave Area in Lakewood

A Ad published in local  Lakewood weekly regarding areas that are not in neighborhood Eruvin  in the Monmouth avenue area along 5th street and the vicinity.  It says that Chilul shabbos  takes place frequently by those not familiar with the boundaries. A color coded map shows where one can carry and what areas to avoid.  

The ad is not signed  but states that its publication was approved by  פוסקי הישיבה and רבני העיר.

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood 24 Sivan 5779

-Schulgasser - Schiff at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Roth - Feldman at Lake Terrace hall
-Rimpler - Gruskin at Ateres Reva hall
-Shechter -Glustein at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Blobstein - Berenbaum at Brightstone Hall, 201 Randolph St, Passaic, NJ
 -Vort: Hachosson Shia Grosinger to Hakallah Shani Fertig Bas R' Aryeh at Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 E County Line Rd, Lakewood 8:00 pm

 -Harav Shlomo Miller shlita will be speaking on the topic of Chinuch in our Times at Khal Bnei Torah 802 Ridge after Maariv at 9:45 pm Q&A to follow
 - Parlor meeting for yeshiva Kiryas Melech at Lakeview area in the tent

Lkwd News Briefs 6/27/19

-Gov. Murphy will not shut down state government next week despite a raging battle with Democratic lawmakers over the $38.7 billion state budget. He will sign the budget sunday night at the deadline but will slash millions in spending.

-Tehillim:  Please daven for Reb Yitzchok Cohen Shlita - M'Chashuvei Anash Breslov Lakewood
Yitzchok Moshe ben Chaya. who is in Critical situation

- Patch: Pro-Morality  Protest Planned At County Library In Lakewood Lexington and 4th street 8:00 pm

- State monitor David Shafter, who oversees Lakewood's finances, said he expected the state would step in with funding to prevent the district from running out of money early next year. (APP)

-NJ DEP has issued a code orange air quality alert Thursday for Ocean County. Air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups

Mincha Area Opens today on the NYS Thruway

Sloatsburg – As in previous years, travelers making their way up to the Catskills on Thursday nights will be able to stop for Mincha and Maariv or grab a kosher snack at the Sloatsburg Rest Area.
The Tefilos Mordche Mincha Area, named in memory of Rabbi Mordche Friedman who established the minyan area 13 years ago, will be open every week throughout the summer on Thursdays, from 5 to 11 p.m. It is located on the northbound Thruway between exits 15A and 16.
Rabbis Abe and Joel Friedman, the sons of the Mincha area founder

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Kedusha Rally in Lkwd

Protest against the pride month at the Library


Due to a recent change, Rabbi Dovid Trenk, Rebbe's situation is very dire and the next 24 hours are critical! Please join us tonight for ma'ariv at 9:45 followed by Tehillim to storm the Heavens for Rachamei Shomayim for Rav Menachem Yechiel Dovid Ben Bassheva. 817 Central Avenue, Lakewood. For Out of Lakewood Please spread the word and create your own gatherings as well!

Oif Simchas Lakewood 23 Sivan 5779

-Helberg - Weiss at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Klitnick - Wahl at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
 -Neuman - Gartner at Ateres Reva hall
 -Brecher - Bloom at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
 -Event for yeshiva Kiryas Melech at Shiras Devorah hall 575 Oak street Lakewood at 9:15 pm. Bhishtatfus Rav malkiel Kotler shlita, Rav Bentzion Kook shlita Rav Chaim Mordechai Ausband shlita Rav Shlomo Kanievsky shlita Live Hook up with Rav Dovid Cohen shlita from Eretz Yisrael  live stream of event will begin at 9pm

-Kabolas Panim reception at 8 Midtown circle Lakewood for Rav Rav Mordechai Dovid Brim of Yerushalayim

-Job Fair for Women at Tiferes Bais Yaakov Hall 613  Oak Street Lakewood. 6:00 pm- 11:00 pm Bring your resumes

Hisachdus, Badatz Call for Protest Today in Manhattan For Religious Girls imprisoned by the IDF

 The Atzeres Machaah will take place today at the Israeli Consulate 2nd avenue and 42nd street in Manhattan. For Transportation from Lakewood call 732 -503-6615.

This past Friday June 21 - just as some Orthodox Jews in the NYC area were preparing for a demonstration against last week's IDF campaign against Chomosaich volunteers, and the drafting of girls in general - an Israeli attorney of the sefardi organization "Igud Bnei Torah HaSefardim" was in court to deal with a case of a  the draft entanglement of a Orthodox yeshiva student. While there, he was approached by a woman, who's been a baalas teshuvah for about a decade now. She said, “Please help me, I have no one in the world to assist me.” She related her story, which, reportedly, has since been confirmed independently.

כ''ג סיון יום מסוגל לישועה

כ"ג בסיוון, הוא יום מסוגל לישועה יום סגולה היום - יום שמחה יום ד' כג' סיוון ה'תשע"ט יום אשר נאמר עליו 'ליהודים הייתה אורה ושמחה וששון ויקר היום (רביעי), כ"ג בסיוון, הוא יום מסוגל לישועה על פי סיפור המגילה, תאריך כ"ג בסיוון, הוא התאריך שבו נכתבו הספרים לביטול הגזירות שגזר המן הרשע על כלל היהודים ב-127 מדינות מלכותו של המלך אחשוורוש מובא בספרים הקדושים כי מדובר ביום שמסוגל לישועות ולבטל גזר דין מעל כל אדם. ביום זה, מומלץ לקרוא את פרק כ"ב בתהילים, המיוחס לאסתר המלכה, וכן במגילת אסתר עצמה את פרק

Lakewood News Briefs June 26, 2019

Weather: hi of 88 Sunny clear and humid

-Tehillim Request for Reb Dovid Trenk Shlita condition has been deteriorating lo aleinu Menachem Yechiel Dovid ben Bas-sheva לרפואה שלימה

-Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon of Lakewood Boys elementary will be closing for next year, parents transferring to Yeshiva Our Avrohom Chaim

-BDE: Petirah of Shea Zilbershlag, 31 Yisroel Yehoshua ben Aryeh z”l. from LA, Lived in Lakewood previously

- Custom Tailor from Hong Kong Mr. Tariq is in Lakewood today June ,26 at the Ramada Inn 2373 Rt 9, Toms River servicing the Community for many years Custom Suits from $375! Custom Shirts from $49!  call his cell 718-708-3858

-Job Fair for women today at Tiferes Bias Yaakov hall 6:00 pm
-All Girls Elementary schools finished for the year. Camp before camp program at Bnos Leah campus Lanes Mills rd Howell NJ

Rt 9 Proposal Eliminates Turning Lanes at Central & Hurley Intersection, Convert it to Northbound Lane

The NJDOT proposal to ease traffic on Rt 9 Through Lakewood calls to eliminate left turning lanes from Rt 9 onto Central avenue and on to Hurley. By doing so it will open an additional lane on Route 9 going north bound which will take away the bottle neck that causes a mile back up at that intersection. Officials noted that these left turning lanes only allow a few cars to turn per cycle of the trffic light. So, If you are coming from 7-11 on rt 9 North you will not be able to turn let onto Central avenue. Your only option is to go from James street to Sunset or to John street to Cedarbridge and back up from Hurley. Same for motorist traveling from Rt 9 South coming from rt 88 you will not have an option to turn left onto Hurley at the gas station you will have to turn left at rt 88 or at John street.
Other key fixes along route 9 intersection
-Adding wider side walks on southern part of rt 9 for a 1.7 mile stretch
-Intersection of Locust street adding a right turn going to the west onto route 9 North for traffic coming off 70
-Cross and chestnut will be adding additional right turn lane a thru lane and a left lane
-Broadway and chateau will get a traffic signal adding left turn lanes to rt 9
-Oak street and rt 9 will be adding a traffic light
-Prospect street adding right turn lane for rt 9 south bound more space for trucks turning
-James & Pine widening providing two lanes
-Extend the turning lane from rt 9 south to rt 88 first street will be right in right out only.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood 22 Sivan 5779

-Rosenthal - Gut at Ateres Reva hall
-Samet - Welz at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Meirovitz -  Kohen at Lake Terrace hall
-Greenberg - Faivish at  Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
-Samuels - Daskal  at Ne'emas Hachaim hall

Live: NJDOT Route 9 Improvment Project

Project will take 2 years and cost about $50 Million will start in spring of 2022. Improving Central and Rt 9 intersection by adding an additional lane going north. Extend the turning lane from rt 9 south to rt 88 first street will be right in right out only.  James street will have two Lanes at rt 9 intersection. Meeting taking place at Lakewood Township auditorium live stream by FAA. Turn on volume. 

Recap of BOE Meeting Board Votes on Conditional Budget (Video)

Watch Video below and recap by Lakewood News Network
There was a  proposal asking the voters to approve after school programs for a million and a half dollars and another million for non public related services they are not considered mandated programs and therefore will be put up to a vote by the public for $2.5 million in November at the general election. It approved it will raise annual taxes by $150 and  become permanent and part  of the yearly school budget raising taxes every year to cover it. If its rejected it will never be able to put back into the budget.

LNN  recap on the BOE Meeting:
Lakewood's Board of Education last night held a meeting in which they discussed the state legislature's budget, which slashes $30 million in state aid that the district was informed in March by the state DOE they would receive. Business Administrator Robert Finger told the board that, unless the board approves their own budget now, as of July 1 (the new school year), the school district legally can't operate.

The board approved a budget raising the average tax payers bill $150 annually, but with the condition that the budget is null and void if the state does in fact provide the $30 million.

Lakewood BOE Sells District Buses, Recoups some of the money

Last night at the BOE Meeting it was announced that the district sold its fleet of buses for $1,121,185 at auction. The profits from the sale will go into a capital reserve surplus money for future expenses and toward any deficit in the budget.
Officials did not disclose how much the township initially spent to purchase the buses but after an audit it actually cost the township an additional $3 million per year for 3 years by purchasing busies instead of outsourcing it.
It was back in 2016 that the Lakewood BOE under the state monitor decided to purchase its own bus fleet to transport the students to school. At the time they said it was going to be a savings of $3 Million dollars a year. Fast forward 2 years and now it appears that it ended up costing an additional $3 Million dollars a year. The board hired  private auditors that determined they could save about  $8 million over 3 years by outsourcing.  So the board voted to outsource the transportation to private companies for the next 3 years, and sell its fleet of buses.

At Bingo Brooklyn Location

Press Release OCPO

Updated:  Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced today that the victim of a homicide that occurred in Lakewood on Friday, June 21, 2019, has been identified as Eric Galarza, age 36, of Lakewood.

Tefillos for Sadigura Rebbe

Klal Yisrael is urged to daven for the refuah sheleimah of the Sadigura Rebbe, shlita, who is hospitalized in Los Angeles, with a serious illness. The Sadigura community released a message asking all to daven for the refuah sheleimah of Harav Yisrael Moshe ben Tzipporah Feiga, b’soch she’ar cholei Yisrael. (Hamodia)

Photo: Rav Ben Tzion Kook in Lakewood

Harav Ben Tzion Hakohen Kook Visits Rav Malkiel Kotler shlita at BMG ahead of the Asifa Wednesday evening in Lakewood on behalf of Yeshiva Kiryas Melech

Monday, June 24, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood 21 Sivan 5779

Chasuna: Goldman - Friedman at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder Chasuna: Goodman - Gelbfish at Ne'emas Hachaim Hall

Religious Girls in IDF Prison, Protests for Giyus Banos

There are 3 frum girls who are incarcerated in military prison over their refusal to enlist in the IDF. Two of them are in solitary confinement because they refused to don the military uniform which is required of all inmates in military prison.

In addition the Jewish Press reports 3 frum ladies were also arrested as they stand outside the IDF recruitment office advising Charedi girls of their legal rights as they get draft notices.
Protests took place in Yerushalayim, Beit Shemesh and NYC at the Israeli consulate.