Zichron Moshe

By Peri Wechsler / March 16, 2023 / 0 Comments

“If you help them, you are helping me!” So declaresRav Gamliel Rabinowitz regarding the chashuve families who are helped by Kupas Zichron Moshe. What is this kupah that has the full support of Rav Gamliel Rabinowitz? Who are the recipients he so worries and cares for? Hidden diamonds They are R’ Gamliel’s personal friends and […]

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Built on Hope

By Peri Wechsler / March 9, 2023 / 0 Comments

Changing the Story for Couples Sarah Massry One of 10,000: the story of one Bonei Olam baby Sori Engel shares: After several years in shidduchim, I was looking forward to joining the ranks of my married friends who were raising families in Lakewood. I eagerly anticipated the next stage of life—building my own family. But […]

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Master Storyteller

By Peri Wechsler / March 2, 2023 / 0 Comments

From Class Clown to Entertainer of Thousands A. Weiss I meet Yoel Ferber in the Voice’s office at the end of a long day teaching, but for him, he’s just getting started. He’s come to record for the Loop as their mascot—the one and only Sir Conference. Ari Berkowitz, publisher of the Voice, pokes his […]

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Circle of Giving

By Peri Wechsler / February 24, 2023 / 0 Comments

The People Who Power Lakewood’s Landmark Tzedakah Elisheva Braun Snow was falling and the ground was frozen. The car’s tiny clock read 2 a.m. as Mrs. Shanik stepped out of her van to distribute reading material for families to enjoy. A high school girl crossed the street, murmuring into the cell phone tucked against her […]

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Eim Leah

By Peri Wechsler / February 16, 2023 / 0 Comments

The Not-So-Tiny World of Eim Leah A mother holding her newborn baby. Is there any moment more magical? Any bond more transcendent? Any image more iconic to our nation’s essence? Granted—there’s the magic. And the gratitude. But as anyone blessed to have been there knows, there’s also perpetual exhaustion, staggering overwhelm, and breathless disbelief that […]

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The State of Real Estate

By Peri Wechsler / February 9, 2023 / 0 Comments

The present, the prospects, and the projections Elisheva Braun While throngs of eager buyers are snapping up local homes, thousands more are cramped into too-small spaces, trapped between pricey real estate, a historic mortgage rate jump, and a tight supply-demand tug-of-war. What does the housing market look like today? Where is it heading? And how […]

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Transform your Relationships

By Peri Wechsler / February 2, 2023 / 0 Comments

Three Weeks to Transform Your Relationships Discover the secrets to living in peace with family, friends, and yourself with Shalom Challenge 3.0 Things had been stressful at work since Malky returned from her vacation the previous week, but she hadn’t been expecting such a scathing text from her supervisor the second she got home. She […]

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Striving and Thriving

By Peri Wechsler / January 26, 2023 / 0 Comments

Lakewood, the beating heart of Torah life in the US, abounds with yeshivos, kollelim, and shuls. But even here, where every style and topic of Torah learning has its place, a new concept sometimes emerges that fills a niche in a new and exciting way. Such as Kollel Cheshek Shlomo, which has electrified the Torah […]

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The Midwinter Guide

By Peri Wechsler / January 19, 2023 / 0 Comments

Winter Trips Compiled and photographed by Sarah Einhorn BeenThereDoneThatTrips.com I love making the most of the season we are in, and my trips highlight this. In the spring, I look to visit gardens and waterfalls, which are fullest then. In the fall, I enjoy visiting mountains and seeing the rainbow of colors on the trees, […]

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Let the Phone Ring

By Peri Wechsler / January 12, 2023 / 0 Comments

One pioneering family—with Klal Yisroel behind them—can change the shidduch crises forever. Elisheva Braun What does it take to change someone’s mind? How about a society rooted in static public habits? Change dawns gradually; communal shifts are slow to the point of imperceptibility. Often, all the proof and passion in the world cannot get a […]

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