MOTZEI SHABBOS UPDATE: More Measles in Lakewood; Alerts Issued For Passaic & Kiryas Joel


The New Jersey Department of Health is warning residents of additional exposures associated with an outbreak of measles in Ocean County (Lakewood).

A highly suspect case of measles associated with the Ocean County outbreak has potentially exposed individuals in Passaic County. This Passaic County resident could have exposed others to the infection while in Passaic County between November 17 and November 18.

In addition to the highly suspect case, a 15th case of measles has been confirmed in Ocean County. There are no known public exposures related to this individual.

Anyone who visited the following locations may have been exposed to the measles:

  • Passaic Chill Youth Drop In Center, 217 Brook Ave., Passaic, NJ on November 17 between 8:30 p.m. and midnight
  • Junior’s Kosher Deli, 215 Main Ave., Passaic, NJ 07055 on November 18 between 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Rite Aid, 78 Main Ave., Passaic, NJ 07055 on November 18 between 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, officials in Orange County say more people may have potentially been exposed to the measles.

The Health Department says that anyone who used Motty’s Taxi Service on Nov. 14 at certain times may have been exposed.

YWN was first to report that there was already one confirmed case of the measles in Orange County. A baby at a health facility in Kiryas Joel had showed symptoms.

As of Friday, there are 77 confirmed cases of measles in Rockland County (Monsey, New Square, Spring Valley) plus seven suspected cases that the Rockland County Department of Health is keeping an eye on. That’s one more in two days.

Manay Rabbonim around the globe have spoken out against the anti-vaxxers, with some Rabbonim saying that those who don’t vaccinate their children are murderers.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


  1. as long as people address vaccination issues to a rabbi, conditions will not improve. the anti-vaxers in the rabbinic community will simply go underground and continue asserting their daas toireh. sad but true.

  2. My baby is very sensitive to vaccines. So I do one shot at a time instead of a cocktail. For those who are against vaccines your selfish and irresponsible.