Skulen Gets Go Ahead For New Shul

Skulen_Shul_tls_wm[Rendering by Baruch Framovitz of BF Design Associates LLC] The Skulen Chasidim rejoiced as they walked out of Town Hall this evening after receiving approval for their new Bais Medrash, TLS has learned. The Bais Medrash, to be built in the area of Princeton Avenue and County Line Road, was presented with a list of requirements proposed by the Planning Board, to which it complied.

One of the requirements were for the Mosad to add additional parking to the area – to which the Mosad complied to by purchasing a neighboring lot.

On November 30th, Reb Hersh Noach Purtugal – the leader of the Lakewood Chasidim of Lakewood and son of the Rebbe from Boro Park – issued a letter from his father Benching all who assist in the establishing of the Bais Medrash.

A date to begin construction has not yet been set. TLS.

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  1. I live in the area. The olam would luv to see a nice, heimishe minyan start here. I hope it doesn’t take away from the nearby heimishe minyunim like, Stetcheen, Rachmistrivka, K’hal Williamsburg, Bobov, Aleksander, Zichron Yoel (Gruber) – all of which are a 3-10 min walk away from there.

  2. This is great for the neighborhood. Mazel tov to Rebbeh, the mishpucheh and alleh Chasidim. A big yasher koach to R’ Abe Penzer for doing a masterful job at the twsp meeting tonight as well as at last weeks meeting.

  3. From that BF drawing, it looks like this bldg is gonna be a Yoifee. That’s great. Its gonna be a massive Kiddush H-shem. That side of the block is horribly run-down. This bldg is gonna make the whole area look better.

  4. The reason there are so many chasidishe shuls popping over all over the place, even though the litivishe outnumber them by huge percentages is because if you put 10 chasidim together they “do” they “work” they “make thing happen”. You cant really say the same for the average litvishe yungerman.

  5. Looking at the picture, this will be a large building, with additional space being used for a parking lot. This will take a lot of property which will be tax exempt. Can the people of Lakewood, who presently are complaining of huge tax bills now, afford to have more property removed from the tax rolls and, therefore, raising the tax on the rest of the properties? Or is all the property tax exempt presently?

  6. lakewood is going back to its roots being that 80 percent of lakewood people are originally from chasidesher families , most people that survived the holocaust where from hungary that was mostly chasidesh.

  7. i disagree with anonymous i think u have allot of heimeshe litvesher that daven in chasidesher shulls in lakewood the yare originally like dovid said from heimeshe families

  8. to # 11 what abou whispering pines. I daven there sometimes in the chassidishe minyan and their shul could use alot of renovations, and they have plenty of chassidim.

  9. I apoligize in advance to those who feel offended by this comment:

    The current Lakewood community -is a community that you never would come to Lakewood had they not been here first- and it was founded by people who felt and feel very strongly about their Mehalach hH’chaim and Avosah Hashem.

    Please respect that and keep it in mind.

    The above comment is not reffering to anything Sekulen has or has not done.

  10. In regard to the comment about what “Reb Ahron’s kavanah” firstly I would add ZT”L at the bare minimum, secondly as someone who grew up here over forty years ago and a daughter of a close talmid I can easily say that what Lakewood has developed into is far from his Kavanah. The fact that there are more chassidishe shuls and botei midrashim is really a non issue.

  11. The Lakewood Scoop is nothing but a Shmooz blog that will not allow any disenting opinons no matter how mild or appropiate. While it is interesting to know what is going on in Lakewood, the frum TLS will not allow any comments that may cast an opposite opinion. TLS is hardly worth reading.

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