Lakewood Askonim & Officials Travel To Eretz Yisroel On Chizuk Mission

mayor israel trip[UPDATED-PHOTOS] This past weekend, several Askonim and Officials from Lakewood spent a memorable and accomplishing weekend in Eretz Yisroel. Among the group, was Mayor Menashe Miller, Committeeman Meir Lichtenstien, Hatolah Medic Avrohom Moshe Muller and others.

Their trip began and ended with the group visiting several Gedolim, and included several meeting, a trip to Meron and some personal time in between.

On Friday night, the group had the honor of hearing Kiddush by one the world biggest Torah leaders, Harav Chaim Kanievsky Shlita. Shabbos Mincha was spent together with another Gadol, Harav Aharon Leib Shteinman Shlita. Following a Chumash Shiur by Harav Shteinman, and Maariv with Reb Mchael Yehudah lefkowitz Shlita, the group made their way to the Ponovitz Yeshivah where they remained until Motzei Shabbos.

Motzei Shabbos was spent making their way around to several Lag Ba’omer bonfires.

On Sunday, the group traveled to Meron, via a police escort.

Monday morning, the group went to be Mispallel at the Ponovitz Bais Hakvores and the Bnei Brak Bais Hakvores, where they visited the graves of many Gedolim including Rav Shach’s, the Chaozn Ish, the Steipler and others.

Following that, the group was given a special tour of several schools in Bnei Brak.

After the visits to the schools, a unique meeting was held at the Bnei Brak’s City Council office, to discuss the possible ‘Twin City Alliance’ between two large municipalities Lakewood and Bnei Brak.

At the meeting, attended by members of the Union, the Embassy representative for U.S. and Israel, representatives of the Local Government Center and heads of charity organizations in the city, the Mayors or Lakewood and Bnei Brak spoke about forming an alliance between the municipalities to improve education and formulate proposals to promote economic and urban development.

Bnei Brak’s population numbers approximately 170,000 residents, and Lakewood numbers around 100,000, of which about 50% are ultra-Orthodox Jews.

The group returned early this morning, accomplished and spiritually uplifted. TLS.

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  1. They probally didn’t get an escort,cars are allowed to go until a check point where there’s parking and busses and VIP’s can go all the way to meron so that’s what happend in this case

  2. If someone could please explain why in the world is this worthy for a news report!! I mean why would anyone have any interest in knowing some peoples schedule!!!

  3. The picture above is outside Laniado Hospital in Netanya with Reb Gershon Lieder. However, not a word is mentioned about this stop.


  4. I thought Lakewood east was the. Hemshach of Lakewood! Its called Beth Medrash Gevoha de’Lakewood b’Eretz Yisroel B’America B’eYerushalaim!!

  5. We should be doing the same here in Lakewood and have the playgrounds for the children on the roofs too. Just look at the Cheder playground…..

  6. There are many people in town who would love to go on such a vacation but lack the funds,the connections and the free time to do it. Posting this story is only going to make people feel bad and cause them to look upon these askonim with an ayin hara. If the article was supposed to highlight how much our tireless askanim are working on behalf of our town it failed miserably.

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