Thursday, February 28, 2019

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood February 28, 2019

Partly cloudy skies periods of snow late. Low 29F. Chance of snow 90%. About one inch of snow expected.
-Chasuna: Manela - Tropper at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Stern - Murik at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chasuna: Mishler - Pepose at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Clinton - Butin at Ateres Reva hall

-Bonei Olam Parlor Meeting
Prospect Vines at 10 Merlot 8:00 pm
Coventry clubhouse 8:00 pm
-Brookhill  2 Park Slope Terrace

-Join Uzi Bodner for a CD release party in Lakewood  tonight Thursday At the Misameach center 1880 W County Line 9:00 pm

What's Next  - The day after whats next? Understanding the Verdict:

There were 5 counts on Rabbi Eisemann and 4 against the foundation (they are two separate entities).
All 4 counts against the foundation were declared not-guilty.
On counts 1,2, and 4, against R’ Eisemann, the jury said not guilty. Those were the ‘serious allegations’.
On Count 3 and 5, the jury said guilty.
Count 3 was ‘money laundering’, which the defense lawyers argue is not possible to violate unless you’re convicted of count 1,2, or 4. Reason: According to the text definition f the law, ‘money laundering’ is the concealment of the origins of illegally obtained money. But once the jury declared that the money was obtained legally, by virtue of issuing non-guilty verdicts on counts 1,2, and 4, it’s then impossible to have a money laundering charge, which by definition refers to money obtained illegally.

Purim Spirit at the Stores


Gourmet Glatt

At Evergreen kosher

Group to Develop 65 acres of Cedarbridge, Stores and Office Complex

 A New York City real estate firm will purchase about 65 acres at the township's Cedarbridge campus  located near Pine Street and Cedar Bridge Avenue, APP reports . Somerset development was tapped by the real estate group to develop the property according to the report. Plans for a complex of office buildings and retail space.  Pinnacle Group said Zucker will be joined by Meridian Capital Group, a commercial real estate finance and advisory firm, and architect Ian Bader, a partner in Pei Cobb Freed, an international architecture firm, in developing plans for the property. The goal is to create a "better environment than just a building and a parking lot," he added.

Cedarbridge has been designated an Opportunity Zone. Opportunity Zones were created as part of the 2017 federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Investments in new businesses and developments in the zones, which are located in distressed areas around New Jersey, may be eligible for new tax benefits.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Shiva Info

Mishpachas Breskin sitting shiva for their mother a"h will arrive from EY this morning Shachris at approx 8:45 am at 825 forest Ave Lakewood apartment 23 c second floor (Yeshiva apartments).

Oif Simchas Lakewood February 27, 2019

-Chasuna: Elezari - Fayazi at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Silberberg - Yoffe  at Ne'emas Hachaim Hall
- Chasuna: Busel - Offen Fountain ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Peekskill Yeshiva Dinner at the Grand Marquis 1550 route 9 south, old bridge NJ 08857
Bonei Olam neighborhood Parlor Meetings:
Williams area 31 Birch 7:00 pm
Bais Horaah for bnei Yeshiva 7:15 - 8:45 pm and  10:15 pm- 11:30 pm
Stolin Neighborhood at  128 Vintage circle 8:30 pm
Chateau Heartshtone at 45 Cushman 8:30 pm

Personal Message and Statement by Defense Attorney

Personal message by Rav Eisemann via
“I would like to thank the entire community for helping out to this point, both in ruchniyus and in gashmiyus. I cannot be more thankful to all the people who davened, made kabballos, said brachos, donated, and were nosei be’ol. May Hakadosh Boruch Hu repay you all.

Listen HERE to statement from defense Attorney about the verdict

Statement from Defense attorney Lee – transcribed by GreaterLakewood:

 “The most important thing is that it’s a tremendous victory for R’ Eisemann & the entire defense team. What this case was about according to the state, was about the theft of public money that’s what the Attorney General said in his press release. That is what they opened on and closed on. What the jury said loud & clear – there was no theft of public money, no Public money was taken, private money was used and Private money is without restriction, not regulated by the dept of education. So at the end of the day first & foremost this is a big win for Justice & the truth The first day we met he said ‘i never took a dollar from the school, I would never take a dollar from the school,’ and the jury agreed. What they convicted on was first of all legally indefensible and we’ll show that to the judge and if not to this judge, to the appellate division. And once count 3 falls away, count 5 can’t stand either. So at the end of all of this, all the counts will be gone it will all end up in full vindication of R’ Eisemann but the most important part of today – the jury agreed that he never stole public money & the state’s theory was flawed”

Trial Update

-4th day of deliberations Wednesday February 27, 2019 אשר בן חנה פרומט
Refresh for updates

-4:25 pm: Fund is being set up to cover cost of a appeal. First lawyers will file motion to dismiss they believe it's on solid ground for a dismissal. If not they will appeal.
-4:00 pm: Summary by - Defense will file motion to dismiss the case


There were 5 counts against R Eisemann and 4 against the foundation.
All 4 against the foundation were dismissed.
Counts 1,2, and 4 against R’ Eisemann, the jury found not guilty. Those were the ‘serious crimes’. Count 3, which the jury said guilty to, was money laundering which the defense says is only possible if one count either 1,2 or 4 is guilty. But since they were not, they are hoping count 3 will be dismissed.
Count 5 is ‘misconduct by a corporate official” – this is only applicable if one other crime was guilty. In addition to a crime – there is mistrust but without a crime, no mistrust took place!
The defense will now file a motion – based on this – to dismiss the case.
As is, this ruling is better than the plea deal that was offered.
There is a possibility the result would only be a monetary compensation…
Filing a motion to dismiss the charges is costly and funds are needed,
To donate call the 24-hour donation line 732.813.1212, or donate online here,
count 3 is laundering defense says count 4 only if 1234 is guily count 5 publiuc official is mistrust of 1234 pretty confident motion to dismiss may be successful. jury did not have clear rules… funds are needed to file this motion.
lawyer said better than initial plea

-3:15: PM Guilty of money laundering and misconduct of public officials,
- NOT guilty of three other charges including the most severe one corruption of public resources he was acquited on the charges of using funds to pay off credit cards and invest in a apparel company.

-The school fundraising foundation is NOT guilty
Sentencing is April 29th 9:00am 2 days after Pesach
(Possible Jail time- APP)

-3:10 Jury reached a Verdict
-12:30 PM: 1 hour lunch break
-11:15 am: Jury asks to see document by defense that shows forensic of accounting of the foundation bank account. Judge says jury can't have the record because it only heard testimony on school and not the foundation.
-9:00 am Jury Deliberations resume  at the New Brunswick courthouse
see updates at

Lakewood BOE Meeting

Lakewood Board of Education Public meeting  February 27, 2019 at  855 Somerset Avenue Lakewood, NJ 6:30 pm Watch Live stream HERE
See full Agenda HERE

Motion to approve a Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 for the 2019-2020
Introduced Budget

Toms River council adopt Resolution against Hate, Bigotry and Prejudice.

Photo credit: LNN
TR council members unanimously passed the resolution against hate, bigotry and prejudice but did not  single out any hate group. Prior to the council meeting the Simon Wiesenthal Center will held a press conference to condemn the anti semitic group ‘rise up’. They asked the  Toms River Township to pass a resolution against hate & against this group. see earlier article from Hamodia newspaper (see photos video at LNN) LAKEWOOD - Despite calls from local leaders and an international group, the Toms River Town Council has said that it will make a broad statement condemning prejudice but will not call out by name Rise Up Ocean County (RUOC), a group that has been widely labeled as anti-Semitic. Last week, The Board of Chosen Freeholders, the five-member board that governs Ocean County, adopted a resolution drafted by the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) calling out RUOC as promoting “vicious and virulent anti-Semitism.”

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood February 26, 2019

Water main Break Rt 88 shut westbound between Clifton and Rt 9 until 12:00am
-Chasuna:  Schmeltzer -  Koppenheim at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna:  Fisher -  Spitz at Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Friedman -  Neiman at Ne'emas Hachaim Hall
-Vort: Hachosson Menachem Pollack  at Madison manor Bais Horaah 401 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Shimon Parnes to Hakallah  Ashkenazi at KBT 304 Monmouth Avenue Lakewood 7:30 pm

-Parlor meeting Summit court shul Mora Dasra Rav Yaakov Katz shlita  at 144 Adelaide Place 7:45 pm Guest speaker Rav Moshe Tuvia Lieff shlita
-Hespedim for R' Hillel Cweiber z'l at yeshiva Ateres Yisrael 157 Spruce Lakewood 8:00 pm
-Bonei Olam Jackson Parlor Meeting at 44 Valley rd 7:30 pm
-Pidyon Shvuyim Parlor Meeting 125 Spruce street 8:00 pm

-For women: Lakewood Women uniting tonight with Women Worldwide yearning for geula through shira and tefilla Guest speaker Harav Yitzchok Sorotzkin shlita  at the Lakewood High School 855 Somerset Ave 8:00 pm Free admission Music led by  Nechama Cohen & Tzirel Liba Mitzmann
-Life for Lyme event tonight at 21 Oasis Court Lakewood off Gudz at  8:00 pm (for women)

Parlor Meeting: Summit Court Shul

Shloshim Hespedim For R' Hillel Cweiber Z"L

There will be Hespedim tonight commemorating the Shloshim of Reb Hillel Cweiber Zt"l. It will take place at Yeshiva Ateres Yisrael 157 Spruce street Lakewood 8:00 pm.
Maspidim: Rav Eliyohu Levin Shlita, Rav Meir Eisenman Shlita

Monday, February 25, 2019

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood כ"א אדר א' תשע"ט

- Chasuna: Yochnowitz -  Bresler Ateres Chana Hall  Bais Faiga
- Chasuna: Eizekowitz -  Brandwein  at Ne'emas Hachaim Hall
- Chasuna: Berney - Azrikan at Lake Terrace hall
- Vort: Hachosson Yona Frisch  to Hakallah  Elisheva Felsenberg  at KBT 304 Monmouth Avenue Lakewood 7:30 pm

- Kabolas Panim for the Kosson Rebbe shlilta and Mesibas L'chaim commemorating the Yartzeit of R"R Meilich M' Lizensk ZT"L  at 94  Wadsworth Ave, Lakewood Oak and Vine 9:00 pm

- Bonei Olam Parlor meeting Ocean Pointe Ocean Place at 23 Rockefeller drive 8:00 pm

Lakewood Women Unite Yearning for the Geula through שירה & תפילה

Tomorrow Night February 26 at the Lakewood high school Free admission All women invited 11th and 12th grade girls also welcome

NWS: High Wind Warning Until 6 pm This evening

NWS:  HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING... Winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected.

 -Power outages in Lakewood  over 500 without power currently in the area of rt 88 and New Hampshire JCPL expected  restoration time is 9:30 am
-East 7th and Negba power outage, County Line and Madison Avenue restoration expected 11:30 am
-Video Lakewood Chaveirim remove downed tree from the roadway

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood February 24, 2019

-Chasuna: Weisz - Zucker at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chasuna: Cyment - Kagan at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna:  Berniker - Neuman at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
-Vort: Hachosson Yaakov Yitzchock Mandelcorn to Hakallah Penina Hackerman Bas R' Noach at 65 Monterey Circle Lakewood 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Chaim Tzvi Helberg to Hakallah Michal Weiss Bas R' Eliezer at R' Gissinger's Shul 175 Sunset Rd 8:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Dovid Davidowitz to Hakallah Henny Halpert at Willow court shul 1445 14th street, Lakewood, NJ 7:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Menachem Hartman to Hakallah Shevy Halon Bas R' Dovid at 714 South Lake Dr, Lakewood 7:00 pm
-Pidyon Shvuyim Parlor Meetings at 188  Hadassah lane & 135 East 4th St 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm, 511 Martin Luther King 8:00- 11:00pm, 1023 Netherwood Hearthstone.
-Drasha by Rav Avigfor Altusky Shlita for Alumni of Yeshiva Gedolah of Montreal and Yeshiva   Darchei Torah at 17 Trudy Lane (Prospect Square) Kabolas Kahal 8:15 pm
- Parlor Meting for Yeshiva Ohr Avrohom Chaim at 1499 Towers street Guest Speaker Harav Shlomo  Feivel Schustal shlita
-Bonei Olam neighborhood parlor meetings:
The woods 5 Walker drive Lakewood 7:00 pm, Toms River at 1855 Charlton Circle 7:00pm
-For Ladies Zichron Shlomo Refuah fund auction ladies night at Tashbar hall 82 Oak street 7:45 pm

News Briefs Sunday February 24, 2019

-New Pizza Store from Cherry Hill opening in Jackson
The Selies Family owners of Estti Bestys Vegetarian restaurant in cherry hill NJ are opening a Pizza store at the NPGS Jackson shopping center on Brewers Bridge rd under KCL supervision. Before Pesach

Pediatric affiliates to terminate contract with UHC
-Pediatric Affiliates DR. Shanik  has decided to terminate its contract with Untied Healthcare community plan effective June 30, 2019. They will continue to accept  other NJ family care providers.

- Minyan for Mincha in formation 
A Minyan for Mincha is in formation to take place near the Cheesquake rest on the GSP or at a nearby location for those traveling to or from NY. Askanim are in talks  for a designated area to help coordinate a location.. Its expected to begin Mid March daily at 6:30 pm. More information forthcoming.

Purim Fun at Evergreen Kosher
come for special Purim fun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

NWS: High Wind Watch

Lakewood Weather Alert: High Wind Watch until Monday Feb 25th, 6:00pm: A surge of winds late Sunday afternoon and early Sunday evening may result in gusts up to 55 mph. Another round
of strong winds is expected to affect the area late Sunday night through Monday.

* IMPACTS...Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected.

Saturday, February 23, 2019


Petirah of Mrs. Leah Breskin A"H of Lakewood she was 67. Daughter of Rav  Moshe Finkel ztl and a sister of Rav Eli Baruch Finkel ZTL. Survived by yblc"h her husband Reb Shmuel and children Motty and Nosson Tzvi. Levaya in Lakewood tomorrow morning 10:30 am at the chapel on 7th Street. TNZBH

Motzei Shabbos Ki Sisa Lakewood 5779

-Melava Malka with Harav Nechemia Kaplan shlita Rosh Yeshivas Shaar Hatalmud Yerushalayim at 9 Evian Court Lakewood 9:00 PM
-Melava Malka B"M Emek Halacha Rav Usher David Shlita at R' Gissinger shul 8:30 pm
-Melava Malka For Rav Zalman Zukerman shlita of Kehilas Perushim  in E”Y at 300 Carey Street Lakewood 9:30 pm
-Melava Malka for Yeshiva Ohr Torah/Pri Aaron at the yeshiva 924 E. County Line Rd 9:00 pm
-Yeshiva Twin Rivers/Monroe annual alumni Melava Malka At Stolin Hall 153 E 7th Street Lakewood 9:00 pm
-Sterling Place Avos Ubanim Melava Malka at the shul
-Mesivta yeshiva Chaim Berlin  Lakewood Alumni Melava Malka with Harav Chaim Kitevits shlita at Khal Bnei Torah- 304 Monmouth Ave 8:45 pm
For women: Chayeinu- Mrs.  T. Gailer will speak on the topic of Menuchas Hanefesh at Madison Manor 4th & Madison 9:30 PM

Friday, February 22, 2019

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת קודש פרשת כי תשא תשע׳׳ט

Lakewood, Nj Friday, February 22, 2019 / י״ז אדר-א תשע״ט ערב שבת פרשת כי תשא

Candle lighting: 5:22 pm
Shkia/Sunset: 5:40 pm

weather: Friday night low of 31 shabbos day Cloudy. High 44F

סוף זמן קריאת שמע getting earlier shabbos day Mogen Avraham 8:45 am Gra zman is 9:25 am

ויהי בעלות המנחה ויגש אליהו הנביא ויאמר ה׳ אלוקי אברהם יצחק וישראל היום יודע כי אתה אלקים בישראל ואני עבדך ובדבריך עשיתי את כל הדברים האלה

10 Yidden in IDF Jail

As we head into Shabbos Parshas Ki Sisa, please take a moment to daven for the 10 bochurim who are incarcerated in military prison this week - after getting entangled in the bureaucratic mess while trying to obtain a deferral from military service.

Ocean Freeholders Label Facebook Group As Anti-Semitic - TOMS RIVER, NJ — An Ocean County group with a growing Facebook page has been denounced by the Ocean County Board of Freeholders, who adopted a resolution on Wednesday calling the site anti-Semitic and urging its administrators to reveal their identities.

"the administrator, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the group's administrators — there are nine, including two who are Orthodox Jews — spend a great deal of time policing the page for comments that are anti-Semitic and removing them

"While the Board of Chosen Freeholders recognize the right of free speech to all Americans, the conduct of the creators and administrators of 'Rise Up Ocean County' is contrary to the goals of American free society and liberty," the resolution reads in part, and goes on to condemn "such hate speech." Administrators of the Rise Up Ocean County Facebook page, which has more than 7,000 members, say their concerns are not about religion, but about the effects of overdevelopment on Ocean County and of fair application of laws.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood February 21, 2019

-Chasuna: Weissman - Schwimmer at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna:Levy - Rimson at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chasuna: Nitzin - Drebin at Lake Terrace hall

-Vort: Hachosson  Menachem Fischer to Hakallah  Baila Bixenspanner at Ateres Malka hall 140 Lehigh Drive Lakewood 8:00 pm

-Atzeres hisoirerus commemorating the Shloshim of Mrs. Simi Khayat a'h at 185 Seminole Drive speaking: Rav Elya Chaim Swerldloff shlita Reb Sender Zupnik shlita 8:45 pm followed by maariv 10:30 pm
-Bonei Olam Parlor meeting at 228 Aria rd Toms River, NJ 9:30 pm
-Pidyon Shvuyim Parlor meetings
Williams area at 7 Omni Court 8:00 pm -10:00 pm
Albert Area 1416 Oak Street 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Why There Are No Bar Mitzvahs in Adar Rishon This Year

Wondering Why There Are No Bar Mitzvahs in Adar Rishon This Year? Rabbi Dovid Heber of the Star K explains. When there are 2 months of Adar the Halacha is that a bar Mitzva boy who was born in adar of a regular year celebrates it on Adar Sheini. This year 5779 is a leap year, however 13 years ago in 5766 was not a leap year therefore any child born between the first and 29th of Adar 5766 will become Bar Mitzva on the corresponding day of Adar Sheini. Therefore no one can become bar mitzvah between the 1st and 29th of Adar Rishon because 13 years ago there was no Adar rishon
12-26-2018 - Why There Are No Bar Mitzvahs in Adar Rishon This Year from STAR-K KOSHER CERTIFICATION on Vimeo.

Disability Lawsuit continues

Westlake Lawsuit continues
JL- A Judge refuses to dismiss most counts in disability lawsuit, brought by rabbi asking for easier access to religious services.

Yesterday, a judge declined to dismiss most counts against the Westlake Golf & Country Club in Jackson in a lawsuit brought by Rabbi Philip Lefkowitz. He and his sons, who live with him, are handicapped and had been denied accommodation of their disability by Westlake in refusing to allow them to build a screened porch on their house for use as a Sukkah as well as access to a gate that would allow them to attend religious services Read more at Jackson leaks

In Boro Park too, Pediatricians Shift Away From United Healthcare Medicaid Plan

While no official reason was given for UHC’s sudden rate cuts, theories abound, especially as the same phenomenon has occurred over the past year in Lakewood and Williamsburg.

“They’re targeting frum neighborhoods because large families are costing them too much money. It’s not anti-Semitism, but they’re losing money, so they don’t care if they lose these patients,” the billing agent of a major Boro Park practice, who asked not to be named, told Hamodia.
While UHC has serviced thousands in Orthodox centers for decades, the billing agent said that increasing reliance on Urgent Care Centers is a major factor in the change, coupled with UHC’s permissive coverage policies. Boro Park - Many Boro Park families have found themselves scrambling for alternative health insurance plans as several local pediatricians have ceased accepting United Healthcare’s community plan over the past few months.

The move is having broad effects on the community, as a large swath of Medicaid recipients have chosen to use the nation’s largest health insurance provider for decades.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood February 20, 2019

-Chasuna: Gruman - Gorelick at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Kramer - Lurie at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chasuna: Bitton - Klein at Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Gluck - Roth at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
- Atzeres tefilla for ר' אשר in BMG  Ateres Ester hall  Tehillim  for 15 minutes from 10:30-10:45, followed by divrei Chizuk by Harav Yitzchak Sorotzkin shlita.

Evening of inspiration to mark the shloshim of Mrs. Simi Khayat a”h  in Yeshiva Orchos Chaim 410 Oberlin Ave 8:00 PM

For Men Shloshim for Mrs. Khayat a"h at Seminole Dr Rav Elya Chaim Swerldloff shlita will speak.

LNN: Photos Video Lakewood Kabolas Panim For Gedolei Eretz Yisrael

Winter storm 1-2 Inches of Snow expected

-6:00 pm: Salting and Plowing will continue throughout the night temps going to 38 tonight in the 50th tomorrow.
-3:00 pm: LPD - Allow extra time while traveling as snow us still falling. Possible sleet/icing conditions expected between 3pm-5pm
-11:30 am Early dismissal for  Lakewood boys and girls elementary private schools and yeshivos. LSTA will have transportation girls at 1:45 pm Boy's schools dismissal at 2:45 pm

Board Approves Plan for a Chasuna Hall

Last  night at the Lakewood Planning board meeting the board approved a extension to Yeshiva Toras Menachem school building on Swarthmore Ave that will include a wedding hall.  In order to have sufficient parking the school leased a adjacent 2.5 acre parcel from the Lakewood industrial commission (LIC) at a cost of 25K a year. Board insisted it be a 50 year lease and use of the hall will be cintingent on the lease. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Video: Dancing at Belz Lakewood after Reaching Fundraising Goal

Oif Simchas/ Events Lakewood שושן פורים קטן תשע''ט

-Chasuna: Shapiro - Michael at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Eichenstein - Schreiber at Lake Terrace hall
-Chasuna: Bitton - Hoff at Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: Cohen - Ouzer at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Vort: Hachosson Yaakov Aryeh Singer to Hakallah Yehudis Kaminsky Bas R' Yissocher at Ohr Meir Simcha hall 30 5th street Lakewood 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson  Eli Furer to Hakallah  Hudis Schachnow at 218 Autumn Rd, Lakewood 7:00 pm
- Rav Ezriel Auerbach Drasha in BMG Beren hall at 7:10pm
-Community wide Kabolas Panim for Gedolei Yisrael on Behalf of United Mosdos of Eretz Yisrael at Cheder Bnei Torah 419 5th street Lakewood , NJ 9:30 pm

-Purim Katan Seuda by Reb Chaim Elozor Klein shlita at 174 Village path Lakewood this evening
-Kumzitz Mesivta of Eatontown at Tashbar hall 82 Oak street Lakewood 7:30 pm

LNN- Photos Video: Gedolim visit Lakewood Chadorim

 Photos Courtesy of Lakewood News Network  LNN

Lakewood Municipal Alliance meeting

The Lakewood Municipal Alliance will meets  today Tuesday at 6:45PM in the Municipal Building located on Clifton Avenue in Historic Downtown Lakewood! The meetings are open to the public. Municipal Alliances throughout the state are comprised of dedicated and concerned citizens, policymakers and stakeholders who want to prevent alcohol abuse and drug abuse in their communities. The Lakewood Municipal Alliance is working to deliver evidence-based prevention programs that have a proven track record of success throughout New Jersey.
The Lakewood MAC directs their efforts toward addressing Underage Drinking.
see newsletter HERE

Lakewood Community Kabolas Panim

A Kabolas Panim will take place today in Lakewood welcoming Harav Ezriel Auerbach shlita and Harav Shmuel Deutch shlita who are raising funds for United mosdos of Eretz Yisrael

 It will take place at the Cheder Bnei Torah 419 5th street Lakewood at 9:30 pm There will be outdoor screens for the overflow crowd, organizers request that Children come dressed in their Shabbos clothing.
see more HERE

Tonight: Lakewood Planning Board Meeting

 Lakewood Planning board meeting Tuesday February 19, 2018 6:00 pm at Municipal hall
 Shul Khal Birchas Chaim  postpones application after opposition may seek new location

Watch Live stream HERE 6:00 pm
See Full Agenda HERE

Video: At the Belz Lakewood Campaign Headquarters

Monday, February 18, 2019

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood פורים קטן תשע׳׳ט

Weather tonight Partly cloudy Gusty winds diminishing after midnight. Low 21F
-Chasuna: Dorfman -  Abramsky at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Tzur - Lebowski Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
- Chasuna: Hamburger at Ateres chana hall bais Faiga
-Purim Koton Seuda for B"M Chelek Levi at 1 Calloway street Howell 7:00 pm with music

-Parlor meeting Hachnosas Kallah  for two local families at 44 12th Street  Maariv 8:15pm Guest speaker  Rav Dovid Ribiat shlita from Monsey
 דיני פורים שבאדר הראשון

כאשר השנה מעוברת ומתווסף חודש אדר נוסף ללוח השנה, נדחים כל ענייני חג הפורים לחודש אדר השני, ובניהם קריאת פרשת זכור ומצוות חג הפורים, וחודש אדר הראשון נחשב כחודש רגיל מן המניין. אכן מן הגמרא משמע שאף שהמגילה אינה נקראת בחודש אדר הראשון, מכל מקום עדיין התאריכים יד' וטו' שבאדר הראשון שווים ליד' וטו' שבאדר השני בתענית והספד, וכשם שאסור להספיד ולהתענות בפורים כך יהיה אסור ביד' ובטו' שבאדר הראשון, ומשום כך נוהגים שלא לומר תחנון ונפילת אפיים בימים אלו, שאין זה נכון לומר בהם "יענך ה' ביום צרה", שהרי ימי נס והצלה הם מכל מקום. יש מן הראשונים שכתבו שיש להרבות בסעודה קצת בימים אלו, ואף שלא נהגו כן, מכל מקום אין בכך כל רע, ודבר טוב הוא להרבות בשמחה ומשתה בימים בהם נעשו ניסים לישראל

Shatnez Alert: UGGS

Update: Uggs can be worn but should be checked
Due to information that has come to light, NCSTAR (National council of shaatnez testers and researchers) has said that uggs should not be worn even if they were previously tested until further notice. Three is a thorough investigation being performed and an update will be sent out upon completion." The company UGG put out a statement saying all their boots contain linen. Shatnez checkers have not found linen in the places they usually check. Rabbi Sayagh of lakewood shatnez has contacted the company and the company will be contacting the manufacturers. In the meantime Rabbi Sayagh and other Shatnez checkers are opening up UGG boots completely and examining them. They expect to have an answer Monday or Tuesday. Till then it is advised NOT to wear UGG boots. Chaya Major Southeast Denver Shatnez See full report at

Gedolei Yisrael 48 hour visit to Lakewood

The Gedolei Yisroel Harav Ezriel Auerbach shlita and Harav Shmuel Deutch shlita will be coming to Lakewood for 48 hours to raise funds for the united Mosdos of Eretz Yisrael there will be a  community wide gathering tomorrow Tuesday evening at Cheder Bnei Torah at 9:30 pm the full schedule will be made public once its finalized.

Farher season For Local Mesivtas in Lakewood

This year Purim koton is when 8th grade boys graduating elementary begin taking bechinos for Mesivta. There are close to 1100 boys graduating 8th grade this year and most will be going locally to the 40 plus mesivtos in Lakewood. A small percentage of  boys go out of town. On average most bar mitzva boys apply to 3-4 mesivtos due to the high demand to get in. This year there are 6 new mesivtas opening for the coming year in Lakewood.
Hatzlacha to all the new yeshiva bochurim.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood י"ג אדר א' תשע"ט ערב פורים קטן

                                                           ליל סגולה של תענית אסתר של אדר א
-Chasuna: Shkarofsky -  Lesser at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
-Vort: Hachosson Tuvia Katz to Hakallah Sturman at the VIllas Simcha hall  901 East Kennedy Blvd Lakewood 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yisroel Meir Maline (Montreal) to Hakallah Naomi Tendler at Congregation Sons Of Israel, 590 Madison Ave Lakewood, NJ 3:00 pm-
-Vort: Hachosson Asher Tesser to Hakallah  Chayala Rosenbaum at R' Gissinger shul KZY  175 Sunset Rd, Lakewood 7:00 pm

-Yeshiva Shaarei Orah Chanukas Habayis Dinner at 708 Albert Avenue 7:30 pm
Vaad by R' Meir Wikler at Sterling place shul downstairs 10:05 pm
- Vort: Hachosson Yehuda Zev Cohen to Hakallah Bas R' Yitzchok Epstein at KBT 304 Monmouth Avenue Lakewood 7:30 pm
-Annual Tea for Stamford Yeshiva Bais BInyomin now in Monsey at Ateres Yeshaya hall 8:00 pm for women
-For Women and post seminary girls- Tiferes Devorah Lkallah auction at Ne'emas Hachaim hall Guest speaker R' Rfraim Shapiro doors open 7:30 pm
Bais Kaila play at the Lakewood high school  7:00 pm

Mosdos Belz of Lakewood Charidy Fundraiser

               DONATE HERE
The crown of Torah Jewry in America. How befitting a choice of Belz to build a community, upon such a foundation. The existing Torah infrastructure certainly supported its success. Despite the many naysayers, that deemed it an impossible feat, Belz is a blossoming community. We are witnessing an unbelievable growth; above and beyond all projections. The growth is evident, not only in numbers but rather, in the values, that have been implemented.
The Belzer community has centered itself as a place for Torah and Tefillah. The Belzer Bais Midrash is a vibrant place of Tefillah, where neighbors of all stripes, gather for davening. As well, the Belzer Kollel, has become a place where the sweet Kol of Torah resonates, constantly. It has become a community Kollel of sorts. Many Choshuver Talmudei Chachamim and Rabbanim from the neighborhood, find their place within these walls.

A perfect setting with access to many Seforim, and of course the enthusiastic Kol Torah of Yungeleit deeply involved in their learning.

Perhaps the most telling, about the Belzer community, is the Rav Chesed organization.

Purim Costume Store

Costume Closeouts, Lakewood’s Purim costume superstore, open for the Purim season.
Located at 2275 West County Line Rd, Jackson (across the street from Jackson Roller Skating)  in the Bennetts Mills Plaza, between Stop and Shop and Weight Watchers.
Store hours are Sun-Thurs 10am-9pm (Tues opens 12pm), Fri 10-2, Motzoei Shabbos 8-11
Store Phone Number: 732-363-8848

News briefs Sunday 2-17-19

- Tehillim for Skulener Rebbe The doctor's were forced to put the Rebbe Shlite on life support
 Yisroel Avrahom Ben Sheina Ruchel.

- BDE- The Levaya of  R' Yosef Aaron Rubin z'l (93)  father of R' Yaakov Tzvi of Lakewood and R' Moshe of Staten Island today Sunday 1:30 pm in 7th street chapel (613 Ramsey) in Lakewood.

- Watch LIVE HERE A Time Shas A Thon and siyum  at Ocean Place resort Long Branch ,NJ

-Combating the hate here

Saturday, February 16, 2019


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Petirah of Rebbetzin Naomi Stein, wife of Telz Rosh Yeshiva HaRav Pesach Yitzhak Stein, zt”l. The rebbetzin is survived by her son, Rav Aaron Stein, R”M at Yeshiva Ohr Hameir of Peekskill. One of her daughters is married to Rav Yisroel Ginsburg, rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva of Staten Island, and another is married to Rav Avrohom Doweck, maggid shiur at Telshe Yeshiva in Cleveland.

The levaya will be tomorrow, Sunday, 9am at Telshe Yeshiva in Cleveland. There will be a levaya at JFK Airport EL AL Cargo Area, 75 Hangar Rd gate 24 tentatively scheduled for 8pm Sunday evening Kevurah in EY at Har Hazeisim.
For updates see Here

Motzei Shabbos Tezaveh 5779 Lakewood

-Lakewood Fire Elections at town hall 3rd and Clifton open until 10:00 pm
-Schi Fare mothers melava Malka for mothers of children with special needs at Circa 415 Cedarbridge  8:30 pm
-Pidyon Shvuyim Parlor meeting at 7 Devash Court 9:00 pm
- Yeshiva Chasan Sofer alumni melave malka at B"M kol Aryeh simcha hall Lakewood 8:45 pm

Friday, February 15, 2019

Lakewood Zmanim ערב שבת פרשת תצוה תשע״ט

Friday, February 15, 2019 / Lakewood  י׳ אדר-א תשע״ט ערב שבת פרשת תצוה לייקווד

-Candle lighting: 5:14 pm
-Shkia/sunset: 5:32 pm
Weather: Friday night low 31, shabbos day Cloudy skies early, High 44F.

הפטרת פרשת תצווה נקראת מספר יחזקאל (מג,פסוקים י-כז)  מידות בית המקדש השלישי חנוכת הבית

  "וְהָיָה בַיּוֹם הַשְּׁמִינִי וָהָלְאָה, יַעֲשׂוּ הַכֹּהֲנִים עַל-הַמִּזְבֵּחַ אֶת-עוֹלוֹתֵיכֶם וְאֶת-שַׁלְמֵיכֶם, וְרָצִאתִי אֶתְכֶם, נְאֻם ה' אלוקים"

Rosh Yeshiva and wife Removed from Flight on Baseless Accusation

NEW JERSEY - A Rosh Yeshivah and his wife were forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight in what they claim was a completely baseless and unsubstantiated accusation by a crew manager.
The couple, who are in their mid-70s, boarded a flight at Newark Airport headed to Amsterdam, from which they had planned to continue to Eretz Yisrael for the wedding of a grandson. Upon entering the cabin, the Rebbetzin approached the cabin manager, known as a “purser,” to ask if she could store her sheitel box in an onboard closet, as she had done on many other flights. The request was denied by the purser, whose first name was “Juan.” He replied that there was no room and that the item had to be placed in the overhead bin.

About 20 minutes before the scheduled takeoff time, the purser approached the Rebbetzin and asked that she stow away a different carry-on item in the overhead compartment. When she asked for a moment to remove a few pieces of reading material, the purser abruptly said, “I’m going to get you off this flight.”

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood February 14, 2019

-Chasuna: Gross - Adams at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Birnhack -  Fuchs at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chasuna:  Bamberger -  Manies at Ne'emas Hachaim Hall
-Vort: Hachosson Chezky Haber to Hakallah  Esti Mochon at KBT 304 Monmouth Avenue Lakewood 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Avrumi Falkowitz to Hakallah Bas R' Asher Sussman at  Yeshiva Ketana hall 120 2nd street Lakewood 8:00 pm

-Atzeres Tefillah for the Skulener Rebbe shlita at the Skulen B"M in Lakewood  547 Park Avenue 8:30 pm with the participation of the Lakewood Rosh Yeshiva Harav Yeruchom Olshin shlita

-Parlor Meeting  Keren Zichron Esther at 415 Ashley Avenue 8:00 pm  Rav Shimon Alster
- End of Shovavim Minyan to recite Sefer Tehillim at Belz B"M in Harmony park 12:00 am

Trial Update

-Thursday-   Greaterlakewood Trial Update for R' Eisenman  The prosecution continued testifying, and completed their testimony.  The defense said there was no evidence presented for them to defend and filed a motion to dismiss. The judge then considered the request but ultimately denied the motion.
The Judge ruled that the case will continue. Next week the Defense will begin testifying.  see more at GreaterLakewood   אשר בן חנה פרומט

Shiva Info Nichum Aveilim

-Shiva for Hayeled Kalman Goldberger z"l at  55 Radin Village Drive in Westgate
Shacharis: 8:00 Mincha: 1:45 Maariv: 7:45 getting up Tuesday morning
(There will be a break from 11:00am-1:00pm & 5:30pm-7:00pm- Misaskim)

- Mishpachas Svei sitting shiva for their mother  at 2214 Graham St. Philadelphia PA 19131 until Monday morning. Zmanim  Shachris 7:30 am  Mincha 3:30 pm  Maariv 9:45 pm

-Shiva for R' Moshe Scharf z"l at  235 North Crest Place Lakewood (Westgate) getting up Tuesday Morning

- Mishpachas Miller sitting shiva for their mother a"h at 15 Goldcrest in Pine River Village Lakewood.
Shachris 7:30 Mincha 5:15 Maariv 6:30 getting up Friday afternoon before shabbos

Marijuana should be legalized in the long term in Lakewood

Image result for Marijuanaso says the mayor. As the state of NJ prepares to legalize weed and Marijuana 60 towns in NJ have passed  ordinances banning the sale of Marijuana. If legalization does happen, these towns would not be able to prevent residents who are at least 21 year old from possessing small amounts of weed and using it in a private residence. But they can prevent marijuana businesses from growing and selling in their limits.    In an interview with the Lakewood shopper , Lakewood mayor Ray Coles was asked about Marijuana if it should be sold in Lakewood. The response was that in the long term it should be legalized but a lot of things have to fall into place. There were some proposals to have a area of medical Marijuana but no licenses were issued read interview below

Jackson Council Condemns Religious Hate

The Mayor of Jackson and Council President  Rob Nixon condemned religious hate, bigotry, stereotyping, scapegoating and an ‘us vs. them’ mentality (see video below). They stressed it is wrong to use children in videos & said it is not what we are about. They stopped short of passing a formal resolution denouncing Rise Up Ocean County. They read a statement "The mayor and council took an oath to defend the Constitution and that includes the right to free speech. At the same time, we do not endorse and are not responsible for the content of the press and social media." APP reports. Mordechai Burnstein, a California Avenue resident said  “I don’t consider the Orthodox community new anymore. I’ve been here almost four years. We are a part and parcel of this community and we’re not going anywhere,“We want to be united. We want the community to work, but we have groups that are seeking to divide and legitimize it.” see video below courtesy of

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood February 13, 2019

-Chasuna: Zipper -Tolwinski at Ateres Chana Hall  Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Greenberg - Weinstein at Ateres Reva hall
-Chasuna: Medizadeh - Gadzi at Ne'emas Hachaim hall Bais Tova
-Chasuna: Berenbaum - Small at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Vort: Hachosson Shalom Lieberman to Hakallah  Miriam Gelfand Bas R' Matis at Tashbar Simcha hall , 82 Oak Street Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Yudi Garfunkel to Hakallah Bas R" Menashe Miller at Ateres Malka hall 140 Lehigh Avenue, Lakewood 7:30 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Shloime Zaks to Hakallah Miri Katz at the  Pine River Village Simcha hall 38 Goldcrest Drive Lakewood 7:30 pm

Letter about Shomrim Cards

From @kolhaolam on twitter Roshei Yeshiva respond to local menahel who inquired about the cards.
Although they admire  the work of Hashomrim organisation to educate children about the dangers of technology.
Unfortunate the cards were composed not according to our standard and we can not support them at all on the content and spirit of the Hashomrim cards.

Calls for neighboring Towns to Condemn Group

Simon Wiesenthal Center To Hold A Press Conference In Jackson today calling on the council to pass a resolution to “oppose and condemn the activity of Rise Up Ocean County.”
Wednesday February 13th 2019  7:00 PM (30 minutes prior to Jackson Township Council Meeting)  Outside the Town Hall Main Meeting Room 95 W Veterans Highway Jackson, NJ

The Jewish Press -
Rise Up Ocean County – a self-described “movement” that began on Facebook about 10 months ago – is calling upon residents of Ocean County to resist efforts of the local Jewish community, particularly in Lakewood, to expand.

The movement, which mainly comprises nine administrators, began when leaders of the group found that county officials were not responding to their concerns, a RUOC representative told The Jewish Press. “We realized that the only way our elected officials would pay attention was if we were louder, with more people speaking up.”

The representative said the group’s goal is rally the public and “do everything in their power to slow and manage the projected growth.” To this end, RUOC plans to release a documentary – “OC 2030” – on February 18 about the deleterious impact it claims the further expansion of the Orthodox community will have.

RUOC consistently denies being anti-Semitic, but many find its Facebook posts and videos unmistakably anti-Jewish. One video, for example features Martin Niemoller’s famous poem “First they came for the socialists…” – which is associated with the Holocaust – over footage of Lakewood Jews. The video urges community members not to be complacent as their land is bought up and to raises their voices before it’s “too late.”

“Any video where the narrator corrupts one of the most widely-recognized Holocaust poems is obviously sending messages that are purposeful in their divisive attitude,” Michael Cohen, East Coast Director of the Wiesenthal Center told the Jewish Press.

Tefillos Needed

All are asked to daven for Rav Shmuel Zalman Stein shlita,  Rosh Yeshivas Birchas Chaim in Lakewood who is undergoing a vital surgery today due to a car accident in Lakewood when someone ran red light. Name for Tehillim שמואל זלמן בן שמחה פריידל for a refuah Shleima.

Lakewood Fire District Budget Elections This Motzei Shabbos

The Lakewood Fire District Annual Election will be held this Saturday, February 16, 2019,
between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.(or longer if necessary) at the Lakewood township Municipal Building Court Room 231 Third Street, Lakewood, New Jersey.
A vote to approve or reject the annual Budget for this year at  $6,552,535.00 (last year was 6.3 million)

Another vote the  LFD is asking voters to approve the purchase of 2 new fire engines to meet the needs of the residences an amount not to exceed $1,500,000.00. Money will come  through financing or from capital improvement funds.

 1) Tovote upon (1) Commissioner for a three (3) year term for the board of fire commissioners o fire district 1  see full notice HERE or below

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

BOE Reverses Will outsource transportation after purchasing own buses at a loss

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. Bus companies Jays and Seman Tov won the contracts.
 BOE members did not approve of the purchase of the buses back in 2016 but were overridden by the state appointed monitor. No word how much money will be recouped from the sale of the district owned and leased buses. Officials said in 3 years they will revisit and decide if to continue with the bids or bring it back in house.

Oif Simchas Lakewood February 12, 2019

Weather Periods of rain Low around 35F 90% chance of Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
- Chasuna: Rodnicky - Hirschberg at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
- Chasuna: Grunhut - Bogart at N'eemas Hachaim Hall
- Chasuna: Goldstein - Weinberger at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
- Vort: Hachosson Meir Friedlander to Hakallah Stroh at Ateres Yeshaya Hall 908 E County Line Road Lakewood 8:00 pm

Video: Levaya of Rebbetzin Svei A"H on Har Hazeisim


Petira of Hayeled Kalman Goldberger a"h 3 year old son of ybl"ch Reb Simcha Zissel and Chaya Bluma, who was nifter after a long illness.
Levaya will be in Lakewood at the bais olam 7th Street chapel this evening at 8pm
Besuros Tovos

BDE: Harav Shlomo Breslauer Zt"l

Hamodia- With great sadness we report the passing of Harav Shlomo Mordechai Breslauer Zt”l, one of the elder Rabbonim of the Monsey community.

Levaya in Monsey at 4:00pm

Rav Breslauer learned in Bais Medrash Elyon, and was the founder of Beth Tefillah, where he served as Mara D’asra for over fifty years. He was also involved in certifying the kashrus of several food establishments, as well as participating in all community issues.

Many mispallelim, including several gedolei Yisrael, frequented Beth Tefillah due to their serious atmosphere they had for davening and kedushas bais haknesses, which was imbued by Rav Breslauer from the start.

In addition to his rabbanus, Rav Breslauer was a rebbi in Yeshivah of Spring Valley, educating generations of talmidim with his characteristic ehrlichkeit and warmth.

סגולות חשובות ליום ז' באדר – יום פטירתם של משה רבנו ואסתר המלכה

היום יום שלישי בשבת קודש ז' באדר א' תשע"ט  יום פטירתו של משה רבנו ע"ה. יום שנכפל בו פעמיים כי טוב אמן
סגולה לפרנסה טובה לקרוא שירת הים
כוח התפילה ביום זה הוא עוצמתי וגדול, בפרט עבור הנשים
יום ז' באדר – יום לידתו ופטירתו של משה רבינו ע"ה, וכן יום פטירתה של אסתר המלכה – מיוחסות סגולות רבות
ועצומות.   יום זה מסוגל ביותר לתפילות, וחשוב להשקיע בו את מלוא מרצנו ומחשבתנו. רצוי להדליק נר לכבוד משה רבינו ונר לכבוד אסתר המלכה, ולומר בכוונה גדולה את פרק כ"ב בתהילים, שאותו חיברה אסתר המלכה בבקשה 'ונהפוך הוא'.
כמותה גם אנחנו יכולים לבקש את 'ונהפוך הוא' הפרטי שלנו – בכל מה שלא הולך לנו, ובכל מה שאנחנו מרגישים 'תקועים' בו, ברוחניות וגשמיות. טוב לכוון בתפילה על ה'עמלק' הפנימי שבתוכנו, שלוחש לנו עד כמה אנחנו לא טובים או לא מסוגלים, ולדמיין כיצד אנו רומסים אותו כליל.
כוח התפילה ביום זה הוא עוצמתי וגדול, בפרט עבור הנשים. עד כדי כך שמסופר עליו על הרבי מבריסק, שכשהיה נכנס לבית הכנסת ביום ז' באדר, היה פונה אל הקהל ואומר: "גברים – נא לצאת, נשים – נא להיכנס". וכשהאולם היה נמלא בנשים, פצח בדרשתו וגילה להן את הכוח העוצמתי שבתפילתן, שבכוחו להשיג את 'ונהפוך הוא' ממש כשם שזכתה אסתר המלכה בשעתה.

Lakewood BOE Meeting tonight

Lakewood, NJ board of Education public meeting tonight Tuesday February 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm
 855 Somerset Avenue Lakewood, NJ note new security measures
See Full Agenda 
Watch Live stream HERE 7:30 pm
On the agenda Transportation Presentations to outsource the public school transportation
-Matt Holman & George Allan of Holman, Frenia & Allison
-Chuck Fallon of Fallon & Company

Tuesday February 12th storm update

9:00 am: Caution glaze of ice on  Sidewalks and cold surfaces
-Snow accumulation amount lowered mostly rain along the shore
- Currently freezing rain,  Roads are ok
-Lakewood, NJ Regular scheduled busing
-Jackson public schools 2 hour delay
-Toms River regional 90 minute delay
-Township offices closed in honor of Lincoln's Birthday
-State offices closed due to weather
-Speed restrictions of 45 mph on the GSP and NJ Turnpike

Monday, February 11, 2019

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood February 11 2019 ז׳ אדר-א

- Lakewood weather : 1.3 snow, 0.1 ice, 1.44 rain

- Chasuna:  Gottesman - Abramson at Ateres Chana Hall Bais Faiga
- Chasuna: Franken -  Szklarz at Ne'emas Hachaim Hall
- Chasuna: Jacobs -  Wasserman at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
- Vort: Hachosson Yaakov Heisler to Hakallah  Rochel Adest at Rabbi Raber's shul 618 Caranetta Drive Lakewood, NJ 7:30 pm
-Tnoyim: Hachosson Avrohom Yakov Gerlitz to Hakallah Rivky Nussbaum at Khal Chasidim 1401 Cedar Row Lakewood 8:00pm

- Parlor Meeting to benefit a young talmid chochom who lost his wife and left with 6 Yesomim to care for. At Prospect Vines Simcha Hall 2 Zinfandel Rd 8:00 pm Drasha by  Rav Elya Chaim Swerdloff shlita at 10:30 pm
- Mesibas Lechaim at Kuiryas Sanz Lakewood celebrating the approval of the plans for the  new Bais Medrash

State of Emergency declared in New Jersey ahead of Winter Storm

Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday declared a state of emergency, effective midnight, as parts of the state could get hit with up to 8 inches of snow, along with a dangerous mixture of ice and sleet.
Lakewood could get between 1- 3 inches overnight.

 “We’re declaring a state of emergency for the entire state effective midnight tonight," Murphy said in a late afternoon news conference at State Police headquarters, reports. The winter storm is expected to hit New Jersey starting Monday night with snowfall totals of 3 to 6 inches for the northern half of the state and the chance for up to 8 inches in some spots.

Video: Levaya Of Rebbetzin Devorah Svei A"H

 Photo below of the Levaya at Newark Airport

Assisted Suicide bill advances in Trenton

This past Thursday in Trenton The “Aid in Dying” bill cleared the state Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee in a 6-3 vote following 90 minutes of often tearful, pleading testimony from people who spoke for and against it. New Jersey doctors would be legally permitted to write prescriptions to enable terminally ill patients to end their lives.
A group of frum orthodox Jews along with other Catholic groups were on hand to protest (see video) and urged a 'no' vote to the assisted-suicide bill but were not allowed to speak prior to the vote. The  Excuse was there isn't enough time. The chairman bent the rules so to prevent them from speaking out on a matter of life and death.
 NJ Senator Vin Gopal voted for the bill disappointing many of his constituents.

Sen. Singer did not show up or care to vote by proxy!

BOE : All Attendees at Public Meeting Must pass through Metal Detector

Message from Lakewood BOE: It is extremely unfortunate that I must share this message with all of you today; however, due to recent developments, and a frightening attack at Town Hall this past week, the Board of Education now requires that all attendees must pass through a metal detector and/or hand held metal detector wand in order to attend any future Board of Education meetings. 

Metal detectors and metal detector wands are utilized at all Lakewood Public Schools and School events.   The next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for February 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Winter Weather Advisory extended, Regular Scheduled Busing in Lakewood

Monday February  11, 2019

-LSTA and Lakewood Public schools have regular busing no reported delays
-Jackson  school district busing  2 hour delay
-Toms River Regional Schools: 90-minute delay

Winter weather Advisory extended for Ocean county, NJ until Tuesday 12:00 pm
Weather Today: Snow showers this morning becoming more scattered later. High 37F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.

Tonight: Cloudy with periods of snow after midnight. Some sleet or freezing rain possible late. Low near 30F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 90%. About one inch of snow expected.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Oif Simchas Lakewood February 10, 2019

-Chasuna: Ganz - Friedman at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Chasuna: Rothenberg - Weiss Lake at Terrace hall
-Vort: Hachosson Aryeh Shwartz to Hakallah Bas R' Michael Akda at the Stolin simcha hall 153 E. 7th street Lakewood 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Alex Davis to Hakallah Miriam Lefkowitz at Ateres Malka hall 140 Lehigh Ave, Lakewood 6:30 pm
- Vort: Hachosson Chaim Dov Pelberg to Hakallah Ginsberg at Bais Nosson Tzvi 1445 14th Street Lakewood 5:30 pm -8:30 pm

- Emergency Parlor meeting for the Applelbaum Yedomim Hosted by Ray Avraham Teichman shlits at 17 Tamirind Lakewood 8:00pm
-Dinner Springfield yeshiva Tiferes Boruch at Ocean place resort 1 Ocean blvd Long Branch NJ
-Bnos Melech 15th annual Dinner at Ne'emas Hachaim Hall
-Parlor meeting Kimcha Depischa mosdos Viznitz in EY at 1002 West Kennedy Blvd Lakewood, NJ  8:00 pm

Attempted Abduction on Shabbos

There was an attempted abduction of a 10 year old child yesterday Shabbos afternoon approximately 3pm near the park.
Please ask around if anyone saw a white van driven by black man. He got out of his van and grabbed the child. B"H child faught and got away

BD"E Rebbetzin Devorah Svei A"H Wife Of Hagoan Harav Elya Svei Zt”l

Rebbitzen Devorah Svei Z”l, the wife of Hagoan Harav Elya Svei Zt”l, passed away today after an illness.
Matzav - Rebbetzin Svei was the wife of Rav Elya Svei zt”l, rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva of Philadelphia, and a daughter of Rav Avrohom Kalmanowitz zt”l, famed Torah pioneer in America and founder of the Mirrer Yeshiva in Brooklyn.  Rebbetzin Svei was a noted mechaneches, who, in addition to serving as a devoted eizer kenegdo to her illustrious husband in his leadership of the American Torah world, educated and inspired generations of bnos Yisroel, being mechanech them b’derech Yisroel saba.

Tehilim for Victims of Bus Crash on way to Yerushalayim

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia)- Two ladies from Modiin Illit were killed, and dozens others injured, when a bus overturned on Route 443 after hitting a car, on the way from Modiin Illit to Yerushalayim on Sunday morning.  They were identified as Mrs. Rachel Guttman, a”h, 29, and Mrs. Ruchama Rosen, a”h, 27. Their levayos will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday night, from the main shul of Modiin Ililt on Sdei Chemed St., to Yerushalayim.  Please daven for Chemdatia Ditza bas Rivka; Tamar bas Rivka; and Moshe ben Chanah Hendel, who are hospitalized in serious condition.

Winter Weather Advisory 1-2 Inches of Snow possible tonight

The National Weather Service  has issued a winter weather advisory  for eight counties including Ocean county as New Jersey is bracing for two possible chances for snow over the next few days. The advisory goes into effect from 10 pm tonight into Monday noon. Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations up to two inches expected and ice accumulations of a light glaze possible.

The advisory is in effect in Ocean, Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties. Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions will likely impact the Monday morning commute.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Multi-Faith Press Conference Calling on Jackson NJ Township To Condemn Anti-Semitic Documentary

A multi-faith press conference calling on the Jackson NJ Township to pass the proposed ordinance condemning Rise Up Ocean County’s production and distribution of their announced OC2030 anti-Semitic documentary and related trailers that have already demonstrated a clear anti-Semitic and divisive intent among the people of Ocean County. This ordinance is the identical ordinance already passed by Township of Lakewood NJ and is being requested of Toms River and the County Board of Chosen Freeholders as well.

Motzei Shabbos Terumah Lakewood 5779

- Yeshiva Ner Yisrael Toronto Alumni Melava malka at B"M Ohr Hameir 8:30 pm
-B"M Ohr Yechezkel R' Luriea shul melava Malka at 307 Ridge Lakewood Guest Speaker Rav Lipa Geldwirth Shlita
-B"M Zichron Chaim the Villas shul annual Melava Malka at the shul Guest speaker Harav Yaakov Drillman shlita
-Yeshiva Chemdas hatorah Dinner at the yeshiva 950 Massachusetts avenue 8:00 pm
-Mesivta Ohr Chaim Meir annual dinner at Bnos Devora hall 360 Oak street 8:30 pm
-Annual Chesterfield/Charming kollel Melave Malka 8:00 PM
-Yartzheit seuda for R' Yaakov Yitzchok JJ Stern z"l at KBT 304 Monmouth Avenue Lakewood 8:30 pm
-YTT Dinner 879 Vine street

Friday, February 8, 2019

Lakewood Zmanim שבת קודש פרשת תרומה תשע''ט

Friday, February 8, 2019 / ג׳ אדר-א תשע״ט ערב שבת פרשת תרומה

- Hadlokas Neiros: 5:06 pm
- Shkiah/Sunset: 5:24 pm

Shabbos Weather: Friday night low of 21 Shabbos day high of 35

וְעָשׂוּ לִי מִקְדָּשׁ, וְשָׁכַנְתִּי בְּתוֹכָם. "בתוכו" לא נאמר, אלא "בתוכם" - בתוך כל אחד ואחד מישראל" (מד"ר). הקב"ה רוצה לשכון בתוכֵנו, בחדרי ליבנו. "בלבבי משכן אבנה להדר כבודו ובמשכן מזבח אקים לקרני הודו ולנר תמיד אקח לי את אש העקֵדה ולקרבן אקריב לו את נפשי היחידה".

News Briefs Lakewood Friday February 8

TBL - Cedarbridecorp/BMG is in contract to sell off the remainder of Cedarbridge to developer Mr. Joel Wiener for $60 Million.

- Victm of stabbing attack back  home B"H

- Lakewood school district bus driverd and aids meet with officials as BOE accepts bids to outsource public school transportation.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Video: Lakewood Township Passes Resolution to Condemn Online Group

Township passes resolution to condemn anti semite website see full resolution below. 

Mr. Harold Herskowitz speaks during the public comment section asks the committeemen 
 Who is really responsible for the anti semitisim that Lakewood faces?  
See full Resolution Below

Oif Simchas Lakewood February 7th, 2019

-Chasuna: Lipschutz - Pollack at Lake terrace hall
-Chasuna: Nussbaum - Terris at Fountain Ballroom Lakewood Cheder
-Chasuna: Hollander - Weiss at Ne'emas Hachaim hall
-Chasuna: Bernstein - Gross at Ateres Chana hall Bais Faiga
-Vort: Hachosson Yehoshua Freifeld to Hakallah Sprinci Reich Bas R' Yehoshua at
978 River Avenue Lakewood 8:00 pm
-Vort: Hachosson Moshe Dovid Kaluszyner to Hakallah Guttman ar  Raber's shul 618 Caranetta  Lakewood
- Parlor Meeting  Mesivta Ohr Chaim Meir at 1460 Canterbury Rd  8:00 pm
- Divrei Hisorerus from Harav Yitzchak Sorotzkin  shlita at the Lutzk B"M 10:45 pm
- Bus to Skulen kinus hisoirerus in BP leaving from Chateau Plaza parking lot at 7:00 pm

OCPO Charges Lakewood Stabbing suspect with Attempted Murder

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced  today that Reginald Patillo, 47, of Lakewood, New Jersey was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault Against a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting Arrest, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. at approximately 11:00 am this morning patillo attacked a Lakewood resident as he entered the 2nd floor elevator in the municipal building. He stabbed the resident multiple times in the neck and head area

Entrance Exam for Lakewood Girls High schools

Man Stabbed at Lakewood Municipal Building

Updated: Victim is 70 year old Frum Lakewood residents
Suspect a Lakewood resident (reportedly lives in a nearby mental home)  said to be a Emotionaly Disturbed Person.
Officials  beleive Attack was random not terrorism or race motivated. reports A person was stabbed Thursday Morning in the Lakewood Municipal building. Officials confirmed with Greater Lakewood that as the victim exited the elevator he was stabbed in the neck.
An african american male was taken into custody. An official tells GL that the victim, a Jewish male, was bleeding so badly that you could not see his face.  Reports a LPD spokesman said the injuries aren't believed to be life threatening. The suspect also struck a police officer in the eye with a closed fist when officers approached him he resisted but then taken into custody. It appeared to be a random attack

The victim was treated at the seen and transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center. His condition is not known at this time.
Check  for more updates
We will keep you posted

Tonight: Lakewood Township Committee Meeting

Lakewood township committee meeting tonight Thursday February 7th 2019 7:30 pm
Watch live HERE  
See Agenda HERE

-Resolution Opposing And Condemning The Activity Of “Rise Up Ocean County”
- vacating streets Chevy Lane, Elizabeth street
- Change name of garden hills street to Melrose court
- 6th street bus loading and unloading zones changes

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Videos: Yeshivos in EY Celebrate Rosh Chodesh Adar

At Aish Hatorah

Oif Simchas/Events Lakewood February 6th, 2019

- Chasuna: Zeilberger - Fishoff at Fountain Ballroom, Lakewood Cheder
- Chasuna: Berkowitz - Weitman at Ateres Reva hall
- Vort: Hachosson Bentzion Scheinberg to Hakallah Weinstock at R' Gissinger Shul 175 Sunset Lakewood 7:00 pm
- Parlor Meeting Yeshiva Yad Ahron in Eretz Yisrael R"Y Rav Yehoshua Eichenstein shlita will be present at 51 Birch street Lakewood Guest speaker Harav Elya Brudny shlita 8:30 pm
-  Asifas chizuk end of Shiva for Reb Hillel Cweiber Z"L at B"M of Westgate at 9:45 pm Divrei Hesped: Rav Eliyahu Levin shlita

- Clifton Ave southbound closed between 1st Street and RT 88 due to a water main break. Avoid area. Expect delays

Open Enrollment for Housing Choice Voucher

Statewide Waiting List Open Enrollment Site for the HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER (HCV) PROGRAM WAITING LIST
Enter website HERE
Enrollment Period is Monday, February 4, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. to Friday, February 8, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.

The HCV Program is a federally funded program that provides housing subsidies on behalf of low-income persons for decent, safe and sanitary housing.  Persons applying must meet all of the US

Resolution condemning activity of group

 A Resolution that will be voted on by the Lakewood  township committee this Thursday calls to oppose  and condemn the activity of the online group known as "Rise Up Ocean County"

Resolution Of The Township Of Lakewood, County Of Ocean, State Of New Jersey, Opposing And Condemning The Activity Of “Rise Up Ocean County” 

Trial Begins Yesterday the trial of R' Eisenman began  Court sessions will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and is expected to last for three weeks. The charges will be heard and considered by fourteen jurors: 5 men and 9 women, with Middlesex County Judge Benjamin Bucca presiding. Rabbi Eisemann, 62, is charged with first-degree corruption of public resources, a crime that could carry a prison sentence of 10 to 20 years prison if he is convicted, R”L, as well as other charges. Rabbi Eisemann has pleaded not guilty.
Greater Lakewood Will be updating throughout the trial