Thursday, January 31, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood January 31, 2019 25 Shevat 5779

Bingo open till 12:00AM
- Chasuna: Meira - Baddouch at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
- Chasuna: Maryles - Gold at Lake Terrace hall
- Chasuna: Ebstein - Feldberger at Ne'emas hachaim hall
- Chasuna: Weinberger -  Gettinger at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
- Vort: Hachosson Motty Gellis to Hakallah Tziporah Ribiat (Philly) at  Khal Bnei Torah 304 Monmouth Ave Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm-10:30 pm
- Vort Hachosson  Dovid Garber  to Hakallah Hauser (Detroit) at Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 E. County line rd Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm
- Vort: Hachosson Binyomin Ashin to Hakallah Hindy Abramson Bas R' Eli  at R' Gissenger shul simcha hall 175 Sunset Lakewood 8:00 pm.
- Vort: Hachosson Meir Schreiber to Hakallah Jackobowitz at Tashbar hall  82 Oak St Lakewood NJ 8:00 pm
Parlor Meeting: Mesivta Keren Orah R"Y Rav Chain Blum shlita at  1211 14th Street Lakewood 8:15 pm

Parlor Meetings for Family of R' Hillel Cweiber Z"L:

- Bruce/Dewey: 209 Pearl street 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
- Wyndham/Beacon Ridge: 201 Lynn Court 8:00 pm
- East End: 711 Nowlan  8:00 pm -10:30 pm
- W Kennedy: 26 Louisburg Sq 8:00 pm
- Hearthstone:  878 Hearthstone Drive 8:00 pm
- Brookwood: 15 Hawthorne Jackson 8:00 pm

Concerns over a recently formed Group

Hamodia - LAKEWOOD - A recently formed group known as “Rise Up Ocean County” (RUOC) has drawn accusations of anti-Semitism with a movie trailer released online as a preview to what it says will be a full-length documentary on the growth of the Orthodox community in Lakewood and surrounding towns. Drawing particular ire was an opening monologue of one clip that adapts the words of a well-known Holocaust era poem by German cleric, Martin Niemoller, lamenting the results of failing to combat evil that affects others until confronted with it personally. However, Rise Up Ocean County’s narrator applied the theme to the cause of grassroots movements in towns surrounding Lakewood that discourage residents from selling their homes to Orthodox Jews...........

.. .. RUOC first launched its website and social media presence this past October. Its development was tracked by some community activists, but was largely ignored until the release of the film clips last week and the announcement of the full-length documentary in mid-February. While other internet forums have attempted to shine a negative light on Ocean County’s rapidly growing Orthodox presence, RUOC’s level of “professionalism” has elicited a higher level of concern.

“Most of what’s out there against Orthodox Jews is very amateur and rough around the edges. But it’s clear that a lot of time and resources were put into this, and the result is something that is peddling hate, but doing it in a way that could appeal — and I think has appealed — to a broader audience,” a local activist who requested anonymity told Hamodia.

Tikkun Shovavim in Lakewood today

A תיקון שובבים   will take place today at Bais Medrash Torah vechaim at 704 Park avenue in Lakewood There will be a recital of the כולל תפילת עננו עם כוונות הרש"ש with המקובל הרב שעיו שליט׳׳א
Selichos at 2:00 pm followed by Mincha at 2:30 pm.

TBL: Lawsuit upheld against Lakewood allowing Zoning change without traffic Enhancements

Take Back Lakewood article-   they pulled the wool over everyone's eye
TBL Claim "Incredibly - "it turns out that until today, Mayor Ray Coles and other  Township Committee members knew nothing about this lawsuit!!" there was one Township Committeeman who knew about it.

When the Master Plan proposed zoning changes that allowed higher density in certain zones, and allowed regular housing (instead of just senior housing) at Eagle Ridge, the changes were made contingent on
1) Significant road enhancements leading to a level C or better on the surrounding roads
2) Impact fees being enacted in the entire Lakewood

The Planning Board specifically made sure that the zoning changes would only take effect once these enhancements were made.  In early 2018, Augusta Holdings LLC filed a  lawsuit  they claim that the ordinance requiring roadway improvements, was in effect a moratorium and therefore violated their rights to use their land. They therefore requested that the restrictions placed on the zoning changes be removed. The Township Attorney sent a response on 3/15/18 saying that the Township only meant to allow the

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood January 30, 2019

-Chasuna: Bronspiegle - Oelbaum at Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: Goldstein - Rubinfeld at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

-Parlor Meeting Yeshiva Shearis Ezra R"Y  Rav Avraham Massry Shlita
at 610 6th street Lakewood 8:00 pm guest speaker Rav Shlomom diamond shlita
-Parlor meeting for Tzidkoscha Yeranenu of Yerushalayim at 523 Stirling Lakewood, NJ 9:00 pm
- Parlor meeting for Kollel Zichron Boruch of Raintree at 1546 Laguna Lane 7:30 pm-11:00 pm

Parlor meetings for the family of  R' Hillel Cweiber z"l,

Cold Weather Moves in

 Lakewood weather tonight a low of 3 degrees winds up to 30 mph.. The polar vortex is pushing Arctic air deeper into the Northeast today. A wind advisory and warning goes in to effect at 7:00 pm of "frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes, for all of New Jersey.
Winds knocked down the frame of the Belz shul in Lakewood  under construction.

Belz shul  

String of Parlor Meetings

Parlor meetings for the family of  R' Hillel Cweiber z"l
Tonight Wednesday Evening :
-White Oak: 16 Geffen 8:00 pm
 -Pawnee: 34 Seminole Drive. 8:00 pm
-Talymaawr:  508 Reynolds avenue Toms River  8:00 m
-Chateau: 6 Hekel Rd. 8:00 PM -10:30 PM
-High Street: 23 Grasmere 7:30 pm
-Hampshire Heights: 1 Kenyon Drive 8:00 pm

Shiva Info Nichum Aveilim

- Shiva for R' Yitzchok Follman z"l family sitting at  918 W Kennedy Blvd Lakewood getting up Monday morning
 - Shiva for R' Hillel Cweiber z"L family sitting at 23 Sanz town in Westgate off Kingsfield drive
Shacharis: 8:00 am  Mincha: 4:00 pm  Maariv: 7:00 pm getting up Monday morning

Lakewood BOE Meeting today

Lakewood Board of Education public Meeting today  Wednesday January 30, 2019  7:30 PM at  855 Somerset Avenue Lakewood.
Watch Live Stream HERE 7:30 pm

Application deadline for summer Zman

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood January 29, 2019

Tehillim for Rebbetzin Svei  All are asked to daven for Devorah bas Leah for a refuah shleima (

- Chasuna: Friedman - Moses at Ateres Reva hall
- Chasuna: Karavitz - Silberstein at Ateres Chana hall Bais faiga
- Chasuna: Tzur - Adler at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
- Parlor Meeting for Mishpachas R’ Hillel Cweiber z”l 18 Galassi Court Jackson 8:00 PM
- Siyum Hashas at Roberts shul  Maariv  7:30 pm, speaker: Rav gershon Ribner shlita
- Parlor meeting to benefit TAG At  1 Moscato Drive (Prospect Vines)  9:45 pm-11:30 pm

Lakewood Medical Supply Company Assists Terminally Ill Woman

Gruntig- Two weeks ago, AvaCare Medical, a Lakewood-based online medical supply company, reached out to their customers, offering to help those impacted by the government shutdown.
Among the many customers who responded was one customer, Jamie Spinello, who wrote in that as a terminally ill woman whose only income is a military alimony check that hadn’t arrived due to the shutdown, she had lost all hope. At 5’7” and only 63 lbs, Jamie relied on that small check to pay for life-saving treatments and medication, but with the shutdown, she was delaying her treatments and wasn’t sure she would survive.

Township Reverses Policy: Will install Sidewalks in Lakewood Industrial Park

A win for  safety advocates ! At the workshop meeting last week  Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles said the township should install sidewalks in industrial park for the safety of the pedestrians that walk there now. The mayor said the sidewalks would be made from asphalt which is much cheaper than concrete and easier to place. It will be similar to the walking paths currently in Cedarbridge park.  See video below where
A Resident asks the Lakewood Industrial commission at the board meeting why they have a policy of no sidewalks in Industrial park. There are many schools located withn the industrial park with students and pedestrians walking the dangerous roadways and no sidewalks. The LIC says their policy is to make the park friendly to truck traffic and commercial industry by not having sidewalks which will encourage pedestrians to walk on the roads. Recently  schools wedding halls and other businesses have moved into the industrial park making it a safety issue for pedestrians.

News Briefs Lakewood Tuesday January 29

-Weather- up to a inch of snow expected late Tuesday night rain will start at 6 pm and turn to snow. By late Wednesday night, all of New Jersey will have subzero wind chills

-Ribbon cutting ceremony today at Gourmet Glatt at 2:30 p.m. Donating a car to Lakewood Hatzolah, Refreshments will be served.

 -EzriRx, a Lakewood company that has developed technology making it easier and cheaper for independent pharmacies to buy prescription drugs read here

Monday, January 28, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood. January. 28, 2019

-Chasuna: Greenspan - Gottlieb at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chasuna: Pfeiffer - Wolper at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Tesser - Robbins at Ateres Chana hall Bais faiga

 Emergency parlor meeting for family R' Hillel Cweiber A"H hosted by Harav Avrohom kammer shlita 8:00 pm -10:00 pm 

Emergency parlor meeting for the Chayat family 7:15 pm -9:15 pm and 10-11 at the Bais HoRaah 4th and Madison Lakewood

Levaya info


Bais Medrash Bais Mordechai: The Levaya of yedideinu R' Yitzchok b”r Eliezer David Follman z"l at ATERES RIVA 500 Summer Ave at 4:30PM. Kevurah in Deans. He was niftar after an illness at the age of 51


Levaya will take place tonight 11:00 pm at Rabbi Cohens Yeshiva 157 Spruce street. Kevura at the Lakewood bais Hachaim.
It is with great sadness that reports the sudden and shocking passing of R’ Hillel Cweiber z”l of Lakewood. R’ Hillel was in Florida at the time of his petirah.
R’ Hillel ben R' Shlomo ybl"t was a beloved member of the West Gate community in Lakewood, where he resided on Sanz Town Road. Always ready with a smile and a good word, R’ Hillel was a friend to so many. His sudden petirah has plunged the community into mourning. R’ Hillel is survived by his wife, Mrs. Shoshie Cweiber, (née Feivelsohn) hus children parents and siblings. Levayah details will be posted once they are finalized.
Kevura will be in Lakewood

Yehi zichro boruc

News briefs Lakewood Monday January 28, 2019

-Lakewood midwinter attractions things to do see list here courtesy of

- Last two elementary girls still out of school were enrolled last week, the Voice of Lakewood reports.

- Israel media: Largest kosher store in the United States to opened in Lakewood New Jersey, the huge Bingo branch covers more than 7,000 square meters read more here

- Snow expected Tuesday night into Wednesday morning not more than an inch at the jersey shore, but snow squalls will reduce visibility.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood January 27, 2019

Chasuna: Golding - Kohn at Ateres Chana hall Bais Fairs
Chasuna: Berenbaum - Zuckernan at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
Chasuna at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder

-Hespedim for Harav Zvi Dov Slanger zatzal on his first yartzeit at Stolin hall of Lakewood 153 E. 7th street 9:15 pm  Divrei Zikaron: Harav Malkiel Kotler shlita, Rav Chaim Kohn R"Y Bais Medrash of Baltimore, Rav Shaul Sinski shlita R"M Mesivta Ohr Yisrael

-Yartzheit of the Manchester Rosh Yeshiva Harav Yehuda Zev Segal Zatzal at Zichron Shneur  Ezras Nashim 282 Oak Knoll Lakewood Maariv 10:15 pm followed by Divrei hesped by  Rav Chaim Fass shlita from Eretz Yisrael

זמני תפילה דרום לייקדווד- טאמס ריווער פרשת משפטים

Mid Winter Learning Program boys 5th-8th grade

A Mid winter learning program will take place today in Lakewood for boys 5th- 8th grade sponsored in memory b of Reb Kolman Krohn ztl. It will take place from 10:45 am -12:15 pm at Areres Yeshaya upstairs Bais Medrash 908 E  County line rd. Exciting prizes door prizes and a renowned speaker.

תשובה מהגר"ח קניבסקי שליטא

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Motzei Shabbos parshas Yisro 5779 Lakewood

-Parlor meeting for Amudei hachesed hachnosas kallah at 41 Sea point (ocean Point) 8:30 pm Speaker Harav Yitzchok Kozlowitz shlita

-Hachtara for Harav Eliyahu Atias Rav of Morrocon kehilla of jackason at R' Gissinger shul 175 Sunset Avenue lakewood 8:30 pm

-Parlor meeting on behalf of Zichron Chana Leah Rav Helberg  at 31 kelmwoods in Westgate 8:15 pm Guest Speaker: Harav Yaakov Landau shlita Rav of B"M Chanichei hayeshivos

-Parlor Meeting for a Mishpacha in Los Angeles Yesomim at 104 Forest Avenue Lakewood 8:15 pm

-Stamford meadows Melava Malka - 10:30

Show at Bais Onya for men and boys

Friday, January 25, 2019

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת קודש פרשת יתרו תשע׳׳ט

Erev Shabbos Kodesh Parshas Yisro Friday 19 Shevat 5779/January 25, 2019 Lakewood
-Candle lighting 4:49 pm
-Shkia/Sunset:  5:07 pm
Weather: tonight low of Low 19F clear
  Shabbos day high of 36 and clear

ויחן שם ישראל נגד ההר ההוא - כאיש אחד בלב אחד

The Difference Between טעם עליון טעם תחתון and why we stand during עשרת הדברות

The Shulchan Aruch (Orach Chaim 494) rules that on Shavuos we read the section in the Torah that contains the Aseres Hadibros in Parashas Yisro. The Be’ur Halacha  notes the two different sets of Te’amim (cantillation notes) that exist for the Aseres Hadibros טעם עליון and  טעם תחתון. Most shuls read the Taam Elyon for Yisro and Vaeschanan. If we open to the text of the the עשרת הדברות in Parashas Yisro or Parashas ואתחנן in most printed Chumashim, we will find the version called “Ta’am Tachton.” The second version, which is called “Ta’am Elyon,” is generally printed in the back of the Chumash or after the Parasha.

What is the difference between these two versions?

One who looks at the text of the Aseres Hadibros in a sefer Torah will notice that the Torah assigns a separate paragraph for each commandment. Even the very short commandments, such as “Lo Tirzach” and “Lo Tinaf,” comprise an independent paragraph, as do the longer commandments, such

Bingo Set to Upend Kosher Retail in Lakewood

Kosher Today
Lakewood NJ – The Lakewood kosher retail scene is about to absorb yet another dramatic change with the imminent opening of Bingo on Route 70 near the Home Depot. Reaction to the opening of Bingo’s second US store has been mixed with many customers anxiously anticipating the highly discounted goods that has made the Bingo initial Boro Park store such a success. Others on social media blasted the Israeli-based chain for “upending and uprooting our kosher stores.” Bingo’s ownership is a mix of an American partner and owners of the Osher Ad chain in Israel. Some retail experts describe Bingo as a cross between a discount kosher supermarket and a Costco despite the fact that the store is not a club. But Bingo does sell many non-food items, including shtreimels that Chasidim wear, for as low as $400 or 10% of what authentic shtreimels cost. In addition to the kosher independent retailers now in Lakewood, the new Bingo store is also receiving a cold shoulder from many manufacturers and wholesalers who resent the store’s heavy-handed approach to pricing. One wholesaler told Kosher Today that the Bingo buyer “essentially dictated to me what price he will pay me without any consideration to how much that would lower my margin.” But with a second store and greater buying clout Bingo is likely to be even more aggressive in its approach to buying. That strategy is likely to continue as Bingo plans a third store in Monsey and upends yet another community’s retail scene. For many Lakewood consumers with large families, the arrival of Bingo could not come soon enough. One wife of a young kolel student with four children said: “This is absolutely divine as the extra cash I will save will help me better support my family.”

The Lakewood kosher retail scene has evolved over the years as the primary shopping destinations moved from small stories and supermarkets that catered to the kosher community to large independent

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood January 24, 2019

-Chasuna: Glieberman - Spear at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chasuna: Rosenberg - Friedman at Ateres Chaya hall Bais Faiga
- Chasuna: Lobel - Lapidus at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
-Vort: Hachosson Moshe Yehuda Neuman to Hakallah Yehudis Berl Bas R'Aron at Ateres Yeshaya hall  908 E County Line Rd Lakewood 7:30 pm
Shiur: Chumash Rashi Shiur at Koson B"M 55 Bradhursr 9:15 pm

A News Website Launched for Greater Lakewood Community

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Tonight: Lakewood Township Committee Meeting

Lakewood Township committee meting Thursday January 24, 2019 at 7:30 pm Municipal hall
watch live HERE
see Agenda HERE
On the agenda- Street Vacations Chevy Lane near Finchely,
-Appointing Members To The Lakewood Township Boards,
- Approval For Fireworks Displays To Be Held At First Energy Park
-Left Hand Turn Prohibition At The Route 9 and Prospect Avenue-Wawa Site Driveway
-Creating The Department Of Human Resources
-Transferring the Strand Theater to the Lakewood Industrial Commission
- Exempting tax properties on Chevy Lane

Mazel Tov! A Girl after 17 Years

A Lakewood couple were zoche to have a baby girl after 17 years of marriage. The family invites the entire community to partake in the simcha to a Seuas hodaah. See video below from R' Meilich Biederman with English subtitles of a incredible story of forgiveness and מעביר על מדותיו that led to this momentous simcha
Video in shul after naming the baby
Video  below from R" Meilech Biederman shlita of  the story that happened in Lakewood

A Vile Video trailer Anti Semitic Rhetoric

“The majority of the people in Toms River are very welcoming and very nice,” he said. “It’s just a couple of clowns who go on Facebook and make noise.” 
-Deutsch said that most people moving to Toms River don’t want to live in Brooklyn, in high-density housing or in Lakewood.

The real estate agent criticized in the Facebook group, Abba Deutsch, said the Facebook page does not reflect his day-to-day interactions with residents of Toms River, where he lives and works. He said he never hears anti-Semitic comments while soliciting properties and has good relations with his neighbors regardless of religion. Deutsch said that he, like other haredi residents of the city, was drawn by its quiet streets and relatively spacious homes, compared to Lakewood.

(JTA) — The video, with suspenseful music playing in the background, opens with footage of a crowd of Orthodox Jews. Then it paraphrases a classic poem about the Holocaust. “First they came for my house, but I did not speak up,” the narrator says. “I said I am not willing to sell, and closed my door. … Then they came for my forests, but I did not speak up, because I thought I had no vested interests in the forests.” The script is a riff on the Martin Niemoller work lamenting the perils of inaction in the face of Nazi atrocities.

But the video, which was posted this month, isn’t meant to denounce Nazis. Instead its purported villains are Orthodox Jews looking to move to the Central New Jersey suburbs.

“The process by which Lakewood was lost was a simple one and has been seen in other parts of the Northeast over the last few years,” the description below the video says, referring to a nearby city with a large haredi Orthodox community and rapid population growth. “Offer generous amounts of money to acquire existing homes through pressure sales, build new homes at the expense of the environment, elect a majority to governing bodies and sieze [sic] control.”

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood January 23, 2019

-Chasuna: Steinfeld - Simon at Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: Redisch - Nekritz at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Vort: Hachosson  Yossi Goldman to Hakalla  Friedman at Madison Manor 401 Madison Lakewood, NJ
-Nachlas Bais Yaakov  Dinner at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga 7:30 pm

New Satmar Shul going up in Lakewood

A new Satmar shul of the Rebbe Rav Aron faction was approved last night by the Lakewood planning board. The shul will be built at E. Kennedy Blvd And Berkowitz Avenue in Lakewood. It will have a simcha hall for Shabos use only and 17 parking spots. Plans are underway for The Satmar Rebbe to attend a event for this new bais medrash.


It is with great sadness that reports the passing of Rabbi Moshe Gavriel Stefansky zt”l. He was 77 years old. Kevurah in Lakewood 3:15 PM at the Bais Olam on 7th Street

Rabbi Stefansky was formerly of Boro Park and lived during the last period in Lakewood, NJ. He is survived by his wife,

Will the Super Ads run again

This past summer Some Lakewood publications enacted a policy to not accept for publication any advertadvertis showing pictures of shaites or hair locks. The policy was in  compliance with the request of many leading Lakewood poskim. There is no such policy for extravagant gashmiyus ads published weekly.

Will the same policy be enacted for super bowl related ads? Do poskim have an issue with חוקותיהם?
 Every year leading up to the big game ads scream of super Sunday specials for those hosting superbowl parties, listing finger food, buffalo wings and other specials. Mainstream frum publications stopped running superbowl related ads. Will lakewood publications do the same.

 The issue is not about following sports,  its about making it accepted and a kosher Jewish event. Yes,  it's easy to argue that following it sports is a kosher outlet and there are bigger issues to worry about, does that mean that it becomes mainstream and children will grow up thinking it's another yom tov event.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood January 22, 2019

-Chasuna: Brustowsky - Roberts at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chasuna: Miller - Rosenberg at Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna:  Wajsfeld - Lubling at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Lurie - Yoffe at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Hespedim for Reb Kolman Krohn ztl at Yeshiva Ktana hall 120 2nd street Lakewood  at 10:00 pm. Maspidim: Harav Elya Ber Wachtfogel shlita, Rav Yaakov Hillel shlita,  Rav Chatzkel  Rotkin Shlita, a talmid Rav Yosef Isaacs shlita

Bingo Opens in Lakewood

Bingo Wholesale supermarket opened its Lakewood branch today. The store is located at 1900 Route 70 in Lakewood, NJ. Store hours are Sunday- Tuesday 10:00 am- 10:00 PM Wednesday- Thursday 10:00am- midnight. Friday 8:00am- 2:30pm
Video credit @LNN
Photos credit: bingowholesale

Lakewood Planning Board Meeting Today

Lakewood Planing board meeting Tuesday, January 22, 2019 6:00 P.M municipal hall
watch live HERE
see Agenda HERE and below
Show support for the shul
 K'hal Birchas Shimon at Somerset and Linden Ave  back on the agenda after it was tabled


Toms River: School Referendum to spend $147 Million

Patch- TOMS RIVER, NJ — Voters in the four towns making up the Toms River Regional School District will be heading to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots on the proposal to spend $147 million on repairs and upgrades throughout the district.

(Tax impact: For A Home assesed at $350,000 the yearly tax Increase will be $180. A home assessed at $500,000 will see a increase of $260. Check the district tax calculator here. )

POLLS: Voting is from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the four towns — Beachwood, Pine Beach, South Toms River and Toms River. You can call the Board of Elections at 732-929-2167 to check on your polling place.

WHAT: The Toms River Regional Schools are proposing to bond for $147 million in repairs and upgrades in the district's schools, maintenance building, the John J.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Photos: Kvias Mezuzzah at the New Bingo Wholesale in Lakewood

Oif Simchas Lakewood January 21, 2019

Lakewood Chaveirim: Shout out to the dedicated and devoted members for covering (so far) over 200 calls today in this frigid weather

-Chasuna: Seigel - Meth at Ateres Chana hall Bais faiga
-Chasuna: Herzog - Shwartz at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chasuna: Lederer - Weiss at Ne'emas hachaim hall
-Vort: Hachosson Suchi Auerbach to Hakallah Leah Shatzkes at Ateres Yeshaya hall 908 E. County Line rd Lakewood 7:30 pm
- Vort: Hachosson Pinchos Berniker to Hakallah Ruchama Newman at Madison Manor 4th and Madison Lakewood
-Parlor meeting Yeshiva Tiferes Hatalmud rosh yeshiva Rav Zev Shechter Shlita at 14 Cedar Drive Lakewood 8:15 pm B'hishtatfus Harav Yeruchom Olshin shlita

- @YiddishNiyes: Lakewood R"Y Rav Malkiel Kotler shlita  put Mezuzas at the mega Bingo Supermarket in Lakewood to their grand opening today.

Bowcraft Amusement Park and now Blackbeard's Cave closing

Popular Chol Hamoed and camp amusement destinations are closing for the upcoming season. First it was Bowcraft amusement park in scotch planes, NJ on rt 22 The park permanently ceased operations in October 2018 after a developer purchased the property with plans to demolish the park and build 190 apartments and 10 townhomes according to wikipedia. Now comes news that Blackbeard's cave in Bayville a popular attraction for Lakewood families will be closing too. There is some speculation if its only the arcade part or the outdoor park as well. A report in Patch says  Blackbeard's Cave Arcade in Bayville will close Feb. 3 after 25 years of operation, according to Exit 77 Scanner News. Customers must use their tokens and redeem tickets before closing, as they are non-refundable, according to a picture Exit 77 Scanner News found outside the arcade.

Monday January 21 Lakewood Tu B'shvat 5779

-Frigid temps today high of 16 feels like -11 with wind chill
-Wind advisory in effect until 6 PM Monday
Winds Northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
-Township offices and Public schools will be closed today in honor of MLK holiday.
-Bingo Wholesale to open today iyh at 1900 rt 70 in Lakewood

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Oif Simchas/ Events Lakewood January 20, 2019 14 Shevat 5779

-Sunday night, the Earth will slide directly between the moon and the sun, creating a total lunar eclipse.
-Winds dried out some rainy areas but pockets of standing water will turn to ice as frigid temps come in
-Chasuna: Aqua -  Rajchgod at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Vort: Hachosson Yehuda Kotler to Hakallah Dana Michael (yerushalayim) at 509 Carey Street  Lakewood 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

-Hatzolah Parlor Meeting Hampshire Heights at 18 London Avenue 7:30 pm
-Bais Tova annual Dinner at Ne'emas Hachaim hall 7:00 pm
-Tu Bshvat Tish in Toms River at 1285 Rolls Court, 7:00 pm
- For Women:  evening of song and dance  by Malky Giniger at the Lakewood Middle School 755 Somerset Ave 6:00 pm

Admorim to conduct פירות טיש for Tu B'shvat

Tonight Sunday Tu B'shvat, January 20,
-The Liska Rebbe, Harav Tzvi Hersh Friedlander Shlita will conduct a Tish in honor of ט'ו בשבט
Maariv  at 7:00 pm followed by the פירות טיש  Toms River at 1285 Rolls Court, 7:00 pm

-Admor Toldos Tzvi Spinka 424 15th street Lakewood Maariv 8:45 pm followed by the פירות טיש

-Admor BLuzev Ribatitch at 218 12th street back entrance roght side Maariv at 8:00 pm followed by the  פירות טיש

Admor Nadvorna will have a tish at the B"M 415 Monmouth Avenue Lakewood 10:00 pm

TU B'Shvat shopping Lakewood 5779

Tu Bshvat 5779 begins tonight Sunday January, 20 through Monday

- Chocolate Dipped fruit at Ginger Bread house 1094 River Avenue
- Bingo wholesale opening at 1900 Route 70,  Lakewood, NJ
- Pop up shop at Evergreen  Fruits by Pesha  Tu B’shvat Specials on  display
.- Segula Esrog Jelly at Gourmet Glatt and Exotic fruit display
- Platter by the Chocolate Palace 732-942-7603
Righteous Seven Liqueur Made Exclusively from the  שבעת המינים available at local Liquor stores
- Picnic Tu bshvat Platter specials
- Ashreinu a phone line for Bedikas Tolaim how to check for insects in fruit 212-434-0444
-Tu B'shvat specials at Aisle 9
-Seasons Kosher shop Tu B'shvat with family
- Shloimy's Kosher world Tu B'shvat fruit HQ!  FAB Fruit Effusion

VIdeo: "The Freezer"

Not only TU B'Av but Tu B'shvat is also a segula to daven for shidduchim see more here video is a parody of the so called Freezer that opens on Tu B'shvat when new bochurim in bmg can begin dating after their first zman in yeshiva. Humorous or distasteful?

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

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

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

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