Lakewood: Menashe Miller Sworn in As Mayor, Ackerman Joins Commitee


menashe-miller[Video and photos below.] Lakewood, NJ – This morning, Lakewood Township held its 118th Township Committee Re-Organizational at Town Hall on Third Street. Menashe Miller, who just returned from Iraq, was sworn in as mayor for the first time since he joined the Township Committee in 2003, and newly-elected Isaac Ackerman was sworn in to office for his first term after winning reelection in November. Steven Langert, who had been mayor, was chosen by the Committee to serve as deputy mayor. Menashe Miller was deputy mayor last year.

The event drew a large crowd that included State Senator Bob Singer, who recently concluded a 30-year stint on the Township Committee and gave a short address.

At the meeting in Town Hall, the pledge of allegiance was led by Dan Regenye. The National Anthem was sung by the well-known baal menagein, Shua Kessin, who is a Lakewood resident. The invocation was said by Rav Nachum Eisenstein, rov of Forest Park in Lakewood. A moving prayer for armed servicemen was said by Chaplain Captain Raphael Berdugo, also a Lakewood resident.

Miller and Ackerman were then sworn in to their respective positions.

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

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

Click below for a video of the event:

For photos of the event, see below:

{Story and media courtesy of Yated Ne’eman/Video and photo copying courtesy of T Kupfer-Data Imaging}