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Isaac Akerman Sworn in As Mayor of Lakewood

Tuesday January 1, 2013 2:42 PM - 13 Comments

isaac-akermanJust two years after joining the Lakewood Township Committee, Isaac Akerman was named mayor of one the fastest growing Jewish communities in the United States at today’s 121st Township Committee Re-Organizational Meeting at Town Hall on Third Street in Lakewood, NJ.

Akerman takes over the role of mayor from Menashe Miller, who served in the post for two straight years. The role of mayor is largely a ceremonial one.

Steven Langert was installed as deputy mayor.

The other committee members are Meir Lichtenstein and Ray Coles.

The 36-year-old Akerman served previously on the Lakewood Planning Board for six years before joining the committee in 2011.

The event drew a large crowd that included State Senator Bob Singer, who served for 30 years on the Township Committee.

At the meeting, following the pledge of allegiance, the National Anthem was sung by Shua Kessin, accompanied by Hudi Greenberger.

The invocation was recited by Rabbi Moshe Lichtenstein, brother of Committeeman Lichtenstein. A prayer for armed servicemen was said by Captain Mark Siegel.

Menashe Miller and Meir Lichtenstein were sworn in after having been reelected in November. Miller has served on the committee since 2003.

Akerman was sworn in as mayor by Senator Singer and Langert was sworn in as deputy mayor. Akerman, in his remarks, committed to addressing pressing issues, including taxes, spending, traffic, and the Tent City nightmare.

The Committee passed numerous resolutions, announced appointments to municipal boards and committees, and filled a variety of other municipal posts.

The committeemen then each shared their thoughts and thanked various individuals who have been helpful to them personally and to the Township in general.

The floor was opened for comments from the public and the event concluded with the singing of “G-d Bless America” by Chazzan Braun.

{Dov Green-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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13 Responses to “Isaac Akerman Sworn in As Mayor of Lakewood”

1. Comment from Terry
Time January 1, 2013 at 6:02 PM

hatzlacha to eizik

2. Comment from canada
Time January 1, 2013 at 6:42 PM

Beautiful. A real kiddush hashem. Hatzlocho to Mr. Akerman and all other Jewish politicians. May they all stay on track, remain true to their cause, and always be aware of whom they really represent.

3. Comment from uillann
Time January 1, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Mayor Isac Akerman (Esq.) studied in Chaim Berlin before he attended brooklyn community college (where he earned his degree in Legal auditing),and moved with his wife Tzipora to lakewood in the april of 1996.

4. Comment from Lakewooder
Time January 1, 2013 at 9:39 PM

The anthem was sung by Yehoshua Yitzchak Kessin, accompanied by Yehudah Leib Greenberger

5. Comment from bmg
Time January 1, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Rabbi Moshe Lichtenstein, brother of Committeeman Lichtenstein was the longtime gabbai at chanichei hayeshivos untill his moved to sumerset.

6. Comment from Really?
Time January 1, 2013 at 9:52 PM

#3 there is no Brooklyn community college and esq. means attny that law school after a four year college like purhaps brooklyn college .

7. Comment from isac
Time January 1, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Steven Langert is also President of Orchos Chaim school(girls), besides for many other public services he preforms.

8. Comment from Whoa!
Time January 1, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Azik, is that you? Chat’s chavrusa? Mazal Tov!

9. Comment from chazzan lover
Time January 1, 2013 at 11:00 PM

who is chazzan braun?

10. Comment from SHMIEL G
Time January 1, 2013 at 11:34 PM

AISEK LEARNT IN YTV REGARDS & HATZLOCHO

11. Comment from Anonymous
Time January 2, 2013 at 7:29 AM

Steven Langert is also president. Of cong sons of israel and is a true askan involved with the shul

12. Comment from Yossie Greenberg
Time January 2, 2013 at 12:10 PM

why don’t the PEOPLE vote for the mayor DIRECTLY

13. Comment from me
Time January 2, 2013 at 3:00 PM

i though menashe miller won the election again? what happened?

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