Vaad Opponents Call for End to Lakewood Corruption; Hope for Election Win on Tueday

LAKEWOOD-This week Rabbi Yisroel Schenkolewksi, of the Lakewood Vaad sent out a robocall to Lakewood Orthodox Jewish voters urging them to vote in Tuesday’s primary elections to secure the power of the community’s united bloc vote.\

Schenkolewksi said “Let us stop those who are trying to divide us and weaken us.”

Three Lakewood men, disagree with that robocall and feel that Lakewood’s, “Corruption Must Stop”.  They are challenging the Vaad sponsored candidates on Tuesday.

Aaron Hirsch, Yosef Travis and Avraham Sharaby are challenging the Vaad’s influence in local government in this year’s primary election for township committee.

“We need a change in this town,” Sharaby said. “Many people want it. Many people are asking for it.”

I am young and have been involved for many years with activism within the community.  I feel as a representative on the Township Committee I can represent the thousands of young families that live in Lakewood and they can feel that they have a voice representing them, as well I understand that the seniors need quality of life and deserve the best for all that they have contributed to our generation,” Travis said.  “I see traffic as a big issue in Lakewood, the traffic problems are being caused by improper planning. I believe smart growth,  and a planned and coordinated way of properly building that won’t affect the residents’ quality of life can be accomplished.”

The trio hopes to win over Lakewood voters and defeat the Vaad’s candidates on Tuesday and, according to Travis, “Make it a great place to live for the great residents.”


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