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Chabad Weekly Update - Purim Edition

 

Message from the Rabbi
 

Bernie and Abe were long-time partners in a highly successful clothing factory.

One day, Bernie decided to take a trip to Rome.

Abe had many catholic friends, and he managed to surprise Bernie by getting him an audience with the pope.

On his first day back at work after the trip, Abe asked, "So, Bernie, what kind of a man is the pope?" 

Bernie replied, "Hmm…I’d say he's a 44 regular."
Quite regularly I am asked why Judaism places so much emphasis on clothing. Why does the Torah spend the greater part of this week’s portion discussing the fine details of the garb of the High Priest? And why is it that the chasidim put so much emphasis on traditional dress? Shouldn’t they be more concerned about ethics, morality, spirituality,and inner growth, instead of dwelling on the externals?

Mark Twain once said, “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." In other words, we are primarily influenced by our externals. Many years earlier, the Rambam shared the very same idea in his defining work, the Mishneh Torah: “Being that man is a social creature, his personality is developed by his actions (externals) and not vice versa”.

Essentially, community, friends and external actions will ultimately influence our lives and determine who we are. Yes, on the surface,the way we dress seems to be of no significant consequence, but it plays a most prominent role in our lives.

The Torah understands human psychology all too well. It maintains that by dressing the part consistently, over a long period of time,eventually our “insides” will fall into place and align with the external garb.If we begin by simply dressing like a chasid, the true chasid within us will sure develop in due course.

  Volume 18 Number 23, 12th of Adar 5777, March 10th '17

Chabad Weekly Update - Purim Edition

 

Kiddush CupKiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Steve and Linda Rivkin in Memory of Steve’s father Irving, Yitzchak ben Shmuel.  

Everyone is invited to join us for this beautiful weekly gathering.

Kiddush Sponsorship

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while and/or if you have a birthday, anniversary, or perhaps a Yarzeit you wish to mark, please respond to this message.

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Special Shabbos THIS Week

This Shabbos, which is also Erev (the eve of) Purim is very special. It is called Shabbos Zachor, the Sabbath of Remembrance. We read the portion that tells how the hateful nation of Amalek attacked our people as they left Egypt. Why do we read this portion at this time? Because the wicked Haman, the man who sought to destroy our entire people, was a descendent of Amalek. It is considered a Mitzvah to listen to this portion. We hope to see you here!

Purim! Purim! Purim!

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This year’s Purim theme is “Purim in Mexico!” We figured if we are going to celebrate with our amigos from the south we better do it before they build the wall! Now, what will a Purim in Mexico Fiesta look like? It will be muy grande wonderful! Not only will we have plenty of authentic decorations, but perhaps more importantly we will have authentic Mexican food (muy deliciouso). Our master chefs of Mexican cuisine, led by the incomparable Kyla Perez, will create a truly delectable menu that will keep your mouth watering long after the meal is over. The meal will feature Posole, Pico de Gallo, Fajitas, a Beef and Vegetarian Taco Bar, Chips and Guacamole, and much more.

In addition to the great food we will have lots of Purim fun including, games, entertainment (aka games, pinatas, costume contests, and the Rabbi telling jokes), music, prizes, and so much more. PLEASE COME IN COSTUME! Yes indeed; costume parties are so much fun – so please dress up in your most hilarious costume (or not).

The Fiesta begins at 5pm on Purim Day, Sunday, March 12th. The cost to attend is $25 per adult and $10 per child (3-12). Reservations are necessary and are made by calling 760-943-8891 or by sending an email to RabbiE@ChabadatLaCosta.com. Retired or active duty military are no charge.

Additional Purim Events:

Be sure to join us on Saturday night, March 11th at 7pm for our evening Megillah Reading and party. It too will be lots of fun as we ‘boo’ the wicked Haman. There will be special activities for the children. After the reading there will be some absolutely delicious Hamentaschen for everyone to enjoy! COME ONE, COME ALL and COME IN COSTUME!

Our regular Sunday morning Minyan will begin at 8:30am and include a Megillah and Torah reading.

And: 

For the very first time we are offering Purim 4 Kids (at our Educational Annex, 7740-E El Camino Real, Carlsbad) beginning at 9:30am and going till 12pm. This event will feature tons of activities for children and will be loads of fun! NO COST TO ATTEND! RSVP to ChayaEilfort@Gmail.com.

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Haftarah Thought

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

Samuel 1  15:1-34    

When Purim falls in the following week, the usual Maftir and Haftarah are replaced. The replacement is Parshat Zachor and the Haftarah is from First Samuel. There is a Bat Kol (heavenly voice) that defines and categorizes the entire Haftarah: "Do not be a greater tzaddik than Hashem."  The battle against Amalek is unending and partial measures - no matter how liberal and "feel good," are both against the written law and counterproductive. As is stated, King Saul "took pity on Agag" and thought he meant well, but he did not follow the divine command given him. A lesson for all time and for all people.

Hold the Dates

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Wedding - Related Celebrations!

All women and girls are invited to join us on Saturday, March 11th following services and Kiddush for a Shabbat Kallah celebration in honor of the wedding of Muka Eilfort’s wedding. After the Kiddush there will be a beautiful gathering filled with joyous singing, games, and advice sharing for the bride to be.

Everyone (men, women, and children) are invited to join us on Friday, March 24th for a Sheva Brachos Shabbos celebration in honor of the newly married Rabbi and Mrs. Yossi and Muka Rodal. We will begin with a candle lighting ceremony at 6:30, then we will have the evening service followed by a sumptuous Shabbos feast. Please let us know that you are coming!

Everyone (men, women, and children) are invited to join us on Saturday, March 25th for a Sheva Brachos Kiddush Luncheon celebration in honor of the Rodals. A full lunch will be served and enjoyed following our weekly services, which begin at 10am.

A very special thank you goes out to the sponsors/hosts of these beautiful events:

Aaron and Naomi Alter

Beverly Galperin

Dovi and Malkie Gorelik

Channah Hale

Len Hyman

Levi and Tzippy Israel

Naftali and Chana Levy

Sheila Lebovitz

David and Anna Mintz

Roz Mintz

Edon and Shelly Moyal

Yehuda and Lerut Moyal

Kylah Perez

Gary and Leah Plavnick

Jonathan and Julie Rozansky

Sharon Silverstein

Michael Spinner

Arnold Tubis

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

Daily Following Morning Services – Tanya – Chabad Chasidic Philosophy with Rabbi Elia

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

Wednesday: Torah Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Hebrew School This Week - Purim Party

CCHS logo small.jpgGive your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism.  Our students want to be here!

Special Wishes

CONDOLENCES are extended to the Rozansky Family upon the occasion of Sidney’s passing. May the Almighty comfort the family amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. May we only know Smachot from here on out!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Devorah Leah Bridge, Ivan Jellinek, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

WE REMEMBER Fiby Benchetrit, Raymonde Plant, Jo Nost, Esther bat Yaakov, Henry Harrar, Howard Plant, Bluma bas Avraham HaLevi, Feige bas Dov, and Avraham Markus on their Yarzeit.

May Fran Sekela and Roz Mintz be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

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Belonging to a Jewish Community is not only gratifying and fulfilling it is also extremely important, for within the community one finds a place to connect with G-d and one’s soul, a place of learning and spiritual enrichment, a great source of friends, a place to bestow one’s Jewish legacy upon his or her child/ren, and so much more. Check out www.ChabadatLaCosta.com to learn more. 

The beauty of OUR Jewish Community is that we offer so many different options that everyone is sure to find something enriching and meaningful. Below please find a partial list of some of our current offerings. If you have never come by before pick an item or two and try it out. If you have already tried an item or two find another one that sounds interesting and give it a whirl. “Connection” – that is the name of the game and that is precisely what you will find here!

*Daily Minyan   *Shabbat Services   *Weekly Kiddush Luncheon   *Mysticism Classes   *Torah Portion Class   *Hebrew School   *Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training   *Mommy and Me   *Family Friday Night Services and Dinner   *Women’s Group   *Youth Activities   *Pastoral Counseling   *Holiday Programming   *Community Meals   *Hospital Visitation   *Weekly Email Updates   *Hospital Visitation   *Mezuzah Campaign   *Jewish Heritage Workshops   *Jewish Learning Institute Affiliate

Need a Minyan?

minyan minion.jpgIf you need a Minyan to say Kaddish please give the office at least a few days notice. We are happy to provide this important service, but it takes time to arrange enough participants to assure the quorum is present. Please email info@ChabadatLaCosta.com your request.

Minyan Shaping Up

We are most proud to announce that our morning Minyan is looking good! In fact, we got a Minyan every day this week. The success is a direct result of the increase in our core group of committed participants. A daily Minyan is a very important service provided by a shul to its local community. Praying with a Minyan is considered a great Mitzvah as it helps our prayers effectiveness (ask the Rabbi for a more complete explanation). It also allows those who need to say Kaddish to do so properly.

We are facing a challenge, as in the coming weeks a couple of our regulars will be out of town (going to Yeshiva programs). We need a couple of more people to step forward and fill this gap to make sure we do not lose momentum. Can you make a commitment to our daily Minyan?

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

Every Saturday we get together to celebrate the holy Shabbat in song and prayer. Our services are both traditional and user-friendly, as we fully recognize that not everyone has experience ‘Davening’ (praying) in a traditional setting. What those who have joined have found is that the atmosphere in our synagogue is conducive to meaningful meditation. A knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary to participate. In fact, the only thing that is needed is the desire to learn and to connect to the Almighty. It is an enriching experience not to be missed! Shabbat services begin at 10am and conclude at approximately 12:30pm and are followed by a wonderful community lunch. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

To date more than 400 people have used the Chabad code this year (2016)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that will shortly be going up. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

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Your referrals are appreciated.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

Victor Libraty has recently moved to Encinitas and has started a junk hauling and recycling business. Just in time for Pesach! If you have junk that needs to be removed call Victor at 760-815-7004. Tell him you saw his information in the Chabad Weekly Update!

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Hundreds of people see Chabad at La Costa's Weekly Email Update. Those who are looking to effectively promote their business and at the same time support this important community resource are invited to become sponsors for only $50 per month (that's per MONTH, not per week). Call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891 to get your message out there.

Chabad Weekly Update 4th of Adar 5777, March 2nd '17

 

Message from the Rabbi
 

An elderly Jewish man was finally allowed to leave the Soviet Union to immigrate to Israel. When he was searched at the Moscow airport, the customs official found a bust of Lenin.

Customs: What is that?

Old man: What is that? What is that?! Don't say “What is that?” say “Who is that?” That is Lenin—the genius who thought up this workers’ paradise!

The official laughed and let the old man through.

The old man arrived at Tel Aviv airport, where an Israeli customs official found the bust of Lenin.

Customs: What is that?

Old man: What is that? What is that?! Don't say “What is that?” say “Who is that?” That is Lenin—the oppressor! I will put him on display near my toilet for all the years he prevented an old man from coming home.

The official laughed and let him through.

When he arrived at his family’s house in Jerusalem, his grandson saw him unpack the bust.

Grandson: Who is that?

Old man: Who is that? Who is that?! Don't say “Who is that?” say “What is that?” That, my child, is eight pounds of gold!

One of life’s quandaries is to figure out exactly how to deal with our money. Does G‑d want us to live extravagantly and utilize the finest materials that He created? Or does he want us to reject materialism, live modestly, and focus on the spiritual?

In this week’s Torah portion we read about the construction of the Tabernacle—the portable sanctuary the Jews used while wandering through the desert. Here, G‑d instructed Moses use only the finest materials, including gold, silver, and copper. In other words, G‑d insists on using the best this world offers for His home.

Yet throughout the Torah we are taught to live modestly, not to covet what others have, and to give a large percentage of our income to charity. How do we reconcile these two seemingly contradictory approaches?

The answer is straightforward. In our personal lives we must take the modest approach, but when it comes to G‑d and the community we are to use only the best the world has to offer. This explains why synagogues have traditionally been the most ornate buildings in the community even when the Jews lived in absolute poverty. In fact, the Midrash tells us that gold was created solely for the building of G‑d’s sanctuary, and the Talmud instructs that the tallest building in any city or town should be the shul. While we must live modestly in our personal lives, we should give only the best for G‑d and all things holy.

  Volume 18 Number 22, 4th of Adar 5777, March 2nd '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

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This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Beverly Galperin and the Mushinsky Family in loving memory of Vladamir Galperin. And cosponsored by Sheila Lebovitz in loving memory of David Steelman, Tzirel Lebovitz, and William Lebovitz.

Everyone is invited to join us for this beautiful weekly gathering.

Kiddush Sponsorship

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while and/or if you have a birthday, anniversary, or perhaps a Yarzeit you wish to mark, please respond to this message.

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

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Special Shabbos Guests THIS Week

We are thrilled to announce that the High School girls from the Hebrew Academy in Huntington Beach will be our guests this Shabbos! Be sure to stop by and say ‘hi’ to this wonderful group of young women. They will certainly make all of us very proud.

Happiness & Hamantaschen!

Tonight! 7-9pm

Hamantashen IconThis month, Adar, is known as a time of particular happiness, for it was during this month that the joyous holiday of Purim is celebrated! To properly prepare ourselves for the holiday we will be offering a special “Happiness Seminar.”

Thursday, March 2nd, from 7-9pm, Rebbitzin Eilfort will talk about achieving happiness on an ongoing basis. But that is not all…

Our Master Baker, Naomi Alter, demonstrated her perfect Hamentaschen method, which are the special triangular cookies that we eat on Purim.

MAZEL TOV!

Bris Celebration!

Mazal TovThe Rozansky Family has announced that the Bris of Baby Boy Rozansky will take place at 3pm at Chabad at La Costa. By custom we do not invite to a Bris, for if one is invited he/she must attend, but instead we inform our community so those who would like to do the Mitzvah of attending may do so. 

Minyan Needed 

Gears (animated)A Minyan is needed Sunday night at 7pm and Monday morning at 8am so Kaddish can be recited. Please respond as soon as possible to this message if you can help with this important Mitzvah. Thank you!

The Fast of Esther

To commemorate the Fast undertaken by the righteous Queen Esther before her harrowing approach to King Achashvairosh to overturn the horrid decree of the evil Haman, we engage in a fast. Queen Esther fasted for three days, but we only fast for one. Thursday, March 9th from 4:49am – 6:18pm. We are taught that fast days offer us the best possible opportunity to return to our Creator.

Purim! Purim! Purim!

 

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This year’s Purim theme is “Purim in Mexico!” We figured if we are going to celebrate with our amigos from the south we better do it before they build the wall! Now, what will a Purim in Mexico Fiesta look like? It will be mucho grande wonderful! Not only will we have plenty of authentic decorations, but perhaps more importantly we will have authentic Mexican food (mucho deliciouso). Our master chefs of Mexican cuisine, led by the incomparable Kyla Perez, will create a truly delectable menu that will keep your mouth watering long after the meal is over. The meal will feature Pasole, Pico de Gallo, Fajitas, a Beef and Vegetarian Taco Bar, Chips and Guacamole, and much more.

In addition to the great food we will have lots of Purim fun including, games, entertainment (aka games, pinatas, costume contests, and the Rabbi telling jokes), music, prizes, and so much more. PLEASE COME IN COSTUME! Yes indeed; costume parties are so much fun – so please dress up in your most hilarious costume (or not).

The Fiesta begins at 5pm on Purim Day, Sunday, March 12th. The cost to attend is $25 per adult and $10 per child (3-12). Reservations are necessary and are made by calling 760-943-8891 or by sending an email to RabbiE@ChabadatLaCosta.com

And be sure to join us on Saturday night, March 12th at 7pm for our evening Megillah Reading and party. It too will be lots of fun as we ‘boo’ the wicked Haman. After the reading there will be some absolutely delicious Hamentaschen for everyone to enjoy! COME ONE, COME ALL!

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Haftarah Thought

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

 Melachim I  5:26-6:13

The Parshah speaks of the Mishkan and the Haftarah gives details of the Beit HaMikdash. The Haftarah gives actual construction details including dimensions. Note that the Temple was built with quarried stones but no hammer or chisel or any iron instrument was employed. The construction of the Temple was quite different from the folk project that was the building of the Mishkan. The Temple required foreign artisans, much importation, and major taxation to fund the project. The final sentences of the Haftarah promise eternal habitation by Hashem...if only the people Israel uphold and observe the commandments. The Third Beit Hamikdash will be eternal and will be built after the coming of Moshiach. May we organize our lives so that the day may come soon.

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

Daily Following Morning Services – Tanya – Chabad Chasidic Philosophy with Rabbi Elia

Tuesday: JLI Talmud Interactive – Ethical Conundrums. 7pm

Thursday: Happiness and Hamentaschen – 7pm

Hebrew School This Week

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Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism.  Our students want to be here!

Special Wishes

MAZEL TOV wishes go out to Michelle Rozansky and the entire Rozansky Family on the birth of a healthy baby boy!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Steven Rivkin, Dassy Eilfort, Hadassah Rozansky, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

WE REMEMBER Barrie Stier, Irving Rivkin, David Miller, Bluma Glovsky, and Joseph Tubis on their Yarzeit.

May Fran Sekela and Roz Mintz be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

We Remember Ephraim Lieberman, Shirley Lerner, Sylvia Lebovitz, William Lebovitz, Vladamir Galperin, Max Weksler, David Steelman, Charlotte Tubis, Feige Seigal, and all of those who have a Yarzeit this week.

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

Belonging to a Jewish Community is not only gratifying and fulfilling it is also extremely important, for within the community one finds a place to connect with G-d and one’s soul, a place of learning and spiritual enrichment, a great source of friends, a place to bestow one’s Jewish legacy upon his or her child/ren, and so much more. Check out www.ChabadatLaCosta.com to learn more. 

The beauty of OUR Jewish Community is that we offer so many different options that everyone is sure to find something enriching and meaningful. Below please find a partial list of some of our current offerings. If you have never come by before pick an item or two and try it out. If you have already tried an item or two find another one that sounds interesting and give it a whirl. “Connection” – that is the name of the game and that is precisely what you will find here!

*Daily Minyan   *Shabbat Services   *Weekly Kiddush Luncheon   *Mysticism Classes   *Torah Portion Class   *Hebrew School   *Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training   *Mommy and Me   *Family Friday Night Services and Dinner   *Women’s Group   *Youth Activities   *Pastoral Counseling   *Holiday Programming   *Community Meals   *Hospital Visitation   *Weekly Email Updates   *Hospital Visitation   *Mezuzah Campaign   *Jewish Heritage Workshops   *Jewish Learning Institute Affiliate

Need a Minyan?

If you need a Minyan to say Kaddish please give the office at least a few days notice. We are happy to provide this important service, but it takes time to arrange enough participants to assure the quorum is present. Please email info@ChabadatLaCosta.com your request.

Minyan Shaping Up

We are most proud to announce that our morning Minyan is looking good! In fact, we got a Minyan every day this week. The success is a direct result of the increase in our core group of committed participants. A daily Minyan is a very important service provided by a shul to its local community. Praying with a Minyan is considered a great Mitzvah as it helps our prayers effectiveness (ask the Rabbi for a more complete explanation). It also allows those who need to say Kaddish to do so properly.

We are facing a challenge, as in the coming weeks a couple of our regulars will be out of town (going to Yeshiva programs). We need a couple of more people to step forward and fill this gap to make sure we do not lose momentum. Can you make a commitment to our daily Minyan?

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

Every Saturday we get together to celebrate the holy Shabbat in song and prayer. Our services are both traditional and user-friendly, as we fully recognize that not everyone has experience ‘Davening’ (praying) in a traditional setting. What those who have joined have found is that the atmosphere in our synagogue is conducive to meaningful meditation. A knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary to participate. In fact, the only thing that is needed is the desire to learn and to connect to the Almighty. It is an enriching experience not to be missed! Shabbat services begin at 10am and conclude at approximately 12:30pm and are followed by a wonderful community lunch. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

To date more than 400 people have used the Chabad code this year (2016)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that will shortly be going up. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

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Highly talented, highly experienced business development/marketing consultant to wide range of businesses and non-profits can help you to find innovative new ways to raise money, launch, brand, market, sell, merchandise, and promote your products, services, and organization. Has written and improved wide variety of business plans, marketing plans, obtained major grants/new funding for a wide variety of ventures. Has unique ability to study most any business, quickly and creatively identify new sources of potential revenue, reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and drive more sales in the quickest time frames. Recognized expert on how to drive new sales via the internet. Acclaimed speaker to Southern California business groups, and particularly known for being a great “connector” with ability to introduce you to a wide variety of hard-to-reach decision-makers in various fields. Strong background in consumer products, medical products, high tech, "clean tech," "green" products, non-profits, much more. Call for details: cell: 818-219-9585.

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I help people get resultswith having more energy, losing weightand improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-63+5-3405. For free samples, including Power Breakfast, call me or fill out contact info at www.FeelGreatSamples.com. For Skin Care samples, www.MySkinCareSurvey.com.

Your referrals are appreciated.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

Victor Libraty has recently moved to Encinitas and has started a junk hauling and recycling business. Just in time for Pesach! If you have junk that needs to be removed call Victor at 760-815-7004. Tell him you saw his information in the Chabad Weekly Update!

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Hundreds of people see Chabad at La Costa's Weekly Email Update. Those who are looking to effectively promote their business and at the same time support this important community resource are invited to become sponsors for only $50 per month (that's per MONTH, not per week). Call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891 to get your message out there.

Chabad Weekly Update 27th of Shvat 5777, February 24th '17

 

Message from the Rabbi
 

Rabbi Hirsh lies on his hospital bed, hiscongregants and family nearby, waiting to hear the dying words of their dearleader and father. The rabbi's attendant takes a cup of milk, goes outside tohis car, adds a splash of whiskey, and sneaks back inside. "HereRabbi", he says, "drink this; it'll be good for you."

Rabbi Hirsh takes a sip of the milk, his eyes opena little wider, and he sits a little straighter. 

"Eh hem", he clears his throat and motions his family and followerscloser. "Listen carefully. Don't sell the cow!”

One of the Torah’s most practicallessons in human decency can be found in this week’s Torah portion: “When youwill see the donkey of your enemy trapped under his burden and you will betempted to refrain from helping him, you shall surely help him!”

Chassidic teachings explain what thisdirective means on a spiritual and psychological level:

The “donkey of our enemy” refers to thepowerful inner enemy we encounter every day–our animalistic soul. Thisferocious animal within, is responsible for all our physical lusts, desires,and addictions—the things that get in our way and try to prevent us from doing theright thing. Naturally, we are driven to label our “donkey” the enemy, and dismisshim entirely.

Chassidus explains that whiletreating our instincts derisively, and viewing them as the “donkey,” is prudent,it is not a secure, lasting solution. At best, it is merely a temporary fix. Suppressingour inner bogeymen will eventually fail. We all know this from personalexperience. Strong feelings of the heart don’t just go away; they fester and growand eventually erupt like a powerful volcano.

The only lasting, healthy, long-termsolution is alluded to in this verse: “…you shall surely help him [the donkey].”We need to stop viewing our “donkey” as the enemy; rather we must see him as apotential ally. With the right attitude we can transform our animalistic desiresinto our greatest strengths. If we choose to look beyond the surface, we willdiscover that they contain great, unbridled energy. By harnessing the wild“donkey,” we will discover that he is not in fact an enemy, but our greatestfriend.

  Volume 18 Number 21, 27th of Shvat 5777, February 24th '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

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This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Arnold Tubis in loving memory of his late wife, Charlotte Ida Tubis, Chasya bas Mordechai.

Everyone is invited to join us for this beautiful weekly gathering.

Kiddush Sponsorship

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while and/or if you have a birthday, anniversary, or perhaps a Yarzeit you wish to mark, please respond to this message.

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

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VERY Special Shabbos THIS Week

This Shabbos we will be blessing the upcoming month of Adar, which happens to be the month that has the joyful holiday of Purim. The Code of Jewish Law tells us, “When Adar enters increase (your) joy!” Well, this Shabbos we will be blessing the month of joy, ergo this Shabbos will be extraordinarily joyful. And just how do we make it even more joyful? By YOU joining us! Services begin at 10am SHARP (not to be confused with 11:30). Looking forward to seeing you.

Happiness & Hamantaschen!

THIS Wednesday Night!

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This month, Adar, is known as a time of particular happiness, for it was during this month that the joyous holiday of Purim is celebrated! To properly prepare ourselves for the holiday we will be offering a special “Happiness Seminar.”

Wednesday, March 1st, from 7-9pm, Rabbi Eilfort will be teaching “The Secret of Achieving Happiness (Perpetually)!” But that is not all…

Our Master Baker, Naomi Alter, will be demonstrating how to make perfect Hamentaschen, which are the special triangular cookies that we eat on Purim.

To make reservations or for more information please email info@ChabadatLaCosta.com. There is a modest $10 per person requested donation to cover the cost of materials. 

Spa for the Soul

A ladies indulgence night!! Inspiration, shopping and pampering!! In merit of a complete recovery for Lior Rivka bat Eden.

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Gears (animated)The Fast of Esther

To commemorate the Fast undertaken by the righteous Queen Esther before her harrowing approach to King Achashvairosh to overturn the horrid decree of the evil Haman, we engage in a fast. Queen Esther fasted for three days, but we only fast for one. Thursday, March 9th from 4:49am – 6:18pm. We are taught that fast days offer us the best possible opportunity to return to our Creator.

Purim! Purim! Purim!

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This year’s Purim theme is “Purim in Mexico!” We figured if we are going to celebrate with our amigos from the south we better do it before they build the wall! Now, what will a Purim in Mexico Fiesta look like? It will be muy grande wonderful! Not only will we have plenty of authentic decorations, but perhaps more importantly we will have authentic Mexican food (muy deliciouso). Our master chefs of Mexican cuisine, led by the incomparable Kayla Perez, will create a truly delectable menu that will keep your mouth watering long after the meal is over. The meal will feature Posole, Pico de Gallo, Fajitas, a Beef and Vegetarian Taco Bar, Chips and Guacamole, and much more.

In addition to the great food we will have lots of Purim fun including, games, entertainment (aka games, pinatas, costume contests, and the Rabbi telling jokes), music, prizes, and so much more. PLEASE COME IN COSTUME! Yes indeed; costume parties are so much fun – so please dress up in your most hilarious costume (or not).

The Fiesta begins at 5pm on Purim Day, Sunday, March 12th. The cost to attend is $25 per adult and $10 per child (3-12). Reservations are necessary and are made by calling 760-943-8891 or by sending an email to RabbiE@ChabadatLaCosta.com.  

And be sure to join us on Saturday night, March 12th at 7pm for our evening Megillah Reading and party. It too will be lots of fun as we ‘boo’ the wicked Haman. After the reading there will be some absolutely delicious Hamentaschen for everyone to enjoy! COME ONE, COME ALL!

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Haftarah Thought

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

Kings II  11:17-12:17

In non-leap years, if Shabbat before Rosh Chodesh Adar is Parshat Mishpatim, the regular Maftir and Haftarah are replaced with readings of Parshat.Shekalim. The Haftarah speaks of Johoiada the Kohen who led the destruction of idols and established proper administration of the Temple. Jehoash became king (at age 7) and reigned for 40 years. Under his tenure, a novel method was established for collecting money for Temple repair (possible the first pushke).

The Parshah of Shekalim is the first of four that leads us through four stages of preparation for Pesach. The Haftarah reminds us that both the government and the priesthood must be beyond reproach and must act as proper guides for all Jews - in charitable giving, in proper use of funds and in every person's thoughts and actions in all the weeks leading to the great holiday of Pesach.

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

Daily Following Morning Services – Tanya – Chabad Chasidic Philosophy with Rabbi Elia

Tuesday: JLI Talmud Interactive – Ethical Conundrums. 7pm

Wednesday: Happiness and Hamentaschen – 7pm

Hebrew School This Week

CCHS logo small.jpgGive your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism.  Our students want to be here!

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Yossi Nigri, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

May Fran Sekela and Roz Mintz be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

We Remember Ephraim Lieberman, Shirley Lerner, Sylvia Lebovitz, William Lebovitz, Vladamir Galperin, Max Weksler, David Steelman, Charlotte Tubis, Feige Seigal, and all of those who have a Yarzeit this week.

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

Belonging to a Jewish Community is not only gratifying and fulfilling it is also extremely important, for within the community one finds a place to connect with G-d and one’s soul, a place of learning and spiritual enrichment, a great source of friends, a place to bestow one’s Jewish legacy upon his or her child/ren, and so much more. Check out www.ChabadatLaCosta.com to learn more. 

The beauty of OUR Jewish Community is that we offer so many different options that everyone is sure to find something enriching and meaningful. Below please find a partial list of some of our current offerings. If you have never come by before pick an item or two and try it out. If you have already tried an item or two find another one that sounds interesting and give it a whirl. “Connection” – that is the name of the game and that is precisely what you will find here!

*Daily Minyan   *Shabbat Services   *Weekly Kiddush Luncheon   *Mysticism Classes   *Torah Portion Class   *Hebrew School   *Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training   *Mommy and Me   *Family Friday Night Services and Dinner   *Women’s Group   *Youth Activities   *Pastoral Counseling   *Holiday Programming   *Community Meals   *Hospital Visitation   *Weekly Email Updates   *Hospital Visitation   *Mezuzah Campaign   *Jewish Heritage Workshops   *Jewish Learning Institute Affiliate

Need a Minyan?

If you need a Minyan to say Kaddish please give the office at least a few days notice. We are happy to provide this important service, but it takes time to arrange enough participants to assure the quorum is present. Please email info@ChabadatLaCosta.com your request.

Minyan Shaping Up

We are most proud to announce that our morning Minyan is looking good! In fact, we got a Minyan every day this week. The success is a direct result of the increase in our core group of committed participants. A daily Minyan is a very important service provided by a shul to its local community. Praying with a Minyan is considered a great Mitzvah as it helps our prayers effectiveness (ask the Rabbi for a more complete explanation). It also allows those who need to say Kaddish to do so properly.

We are facing a challenge, as in the coming weeks a couple of our regulars will be out of town (going to Yeshiva programs). We need a couple of more people to step forward and fill this gap to make sure we do not lose momentum. Can you make a commitment to our daily Minyan?

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

Every Saturday we get together to celebrate the holy Shabbat in song and prayer. Our services are both traditional and user-friendly, as we fully recognize that not everyone has experience ‘Davening’ (praying) in a traditional setting. What those who have joined have found is that the atmosphere in our synagogue is conducive to meaningful meditation. A knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary to participate. In fact, the only thing that is needed is the desire to learn and to connect to the Almighty. It is an enriching experience not to be missed! Shabbat services begin at 10am and conclude at approximately 12:30pm and are followed by a wonderful community lunch. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

To date more than 400 people have used the Chabad code this year (2016)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that will shortly be going up. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

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Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being

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Highly talented, highly experienced business development/marketing consultant to wide range of businesses and non-profits can help you to find innovative new ways to raise money, launch, brand, market, sell, merchandise, and promote your products, services, and organization. Has written and improved wide variety of business plans, marketing plans, obtained major grants/new funding for a wide variety of ventures. Has unique ability to study most any business, quickly and creatively identify new sources of potential revenue, reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and drive more sales in the quickest time frames. Recognized expert on how to drive new sales via the internet. Acclaimed speaker to Southern California business groups, and particularly known for being a great “connector” with ability to introduce you to a wide variety of hard-to-reach decision-makers in various fields. Strong background in consumer products, medical products, high tech, "clean tech," "green" products, non-profits, much more. Call for details: cell: 818-219-9585.

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*Wholesale House Audio

*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz: 760-415-8742

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Energy, Health, Weight Loss

I help people get resultswith having more energy, losing weightand improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-63+5-3405. For free samples, including Power Breakfast, call me or fill out contact info at www.FeelGreatSamples.com. For Skin Care samples, www.MySkinCareSurvey.com.

Your referrals are appreciated.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

Victor Libraty has recently moved to Encinitas and has started a junk hauling and recycling business. Just in time for Pesach! If you have junk that needs to be removed call Victor at 760-815-7004. Tell him you saw his information in the Chabad Weekly Update!

Cost Effective Advertising Available HERE

Hundreds of people see Chabad at La Costa's Weekly Email Update. Those who are looking to effectively promote their business and at the same time support this important community resource are invited to become sponsors for only $50 per month (that's per MONTH, not per week). Call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891 to get your message out there.

Chabad Weekly Update 5th of Shevat 5777, Feb. 1 '17

Message from the Rabbi
 

A young girl walked to and from school daily. Although the weather one morning was questionable, with dark clouds beginning to form, she set out as usual.

As the day progressed, the winds whipped up, and thunder and lightning began. The young girl's mother was concerned that her daughter might be afraid to walk home through the storm, so she quickly jumped into her car and drove towards the school.

Along the way she saw her little girl walking along looking anything but scared. Each time lightening lit the sky, the child looked up and smiled. After watching her repeat this behavior several times, the mother rolled down the window, and beckoned to her child. While the daughter buckled her seatbelt, the mother asked, "What were you doing? "

The child answered: "G‑d just keeps taking pictures of me!"

Even the infamous Pharaoh of Egypt well understood that the future of the Jewish nation depends upon the children. That is why even after considerable pressure and many plagues, he finally allowed some of the Jews to leave, but only the seniors. He categorically refused to release the children, because he knew that without them there would be no future. You can’t build a nation with the “old geezers” alone. Hence, Moses immediately dismissed the offer, saying, “With our children and with our elders shall we go!”

I once came across a novel interpretation of this verse:

Instead of the literal translation, “with our children and elders,” a more accurate translation would be, “through our children and elders.” Now we can understand that Moses was actually informing Pharaoh not just “who” he was planning to take along, but also “how” a small nation of Jews managed to survive the lengthy Egyptian persecution, and in who's merit were they able to leave against all odds. It was only “through” the youth and the younger generation.

The secret to Jewish survival is our youth. Only through the children will we strengthen our future and ensure our continuity into the next generation and beyond. Filling our synagogues with seniors and the older generation is wonderful and important, but our future ultimately depends on the youth showing up and actively participating in the community.

So, the next time you attend a service or community event, check out how many young people and children are in attendance. That should give you a good indication of the community's future. And if, G‑d forbid, you find that the younger generation is not well represented, quickly put to action the message of this week’s Torah portion, a message that both Moses and Pharaoh agreed upon: The future of Judaism is dependent on our youth. With whom will we go? With our children!

  Volume 18 Number 18, 5th of Shevat 5777, Feb. 1 '17

Chabad Weekly Update - Community Friday Night Special

 

Kiddush CupKiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by the Eilfort Family in honor of Muka’s engagement to Rabbi Yossi Rodal! PLEASE JOIN US TO HELP CELEBRATE THIS WONDERFUL MILESTONE!

Everyone is invited to join us for this beautiful weekly gathering!

Kiddush Sponsorship

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while and/or if you have a birthday, anniversary, or perhaps a Yarzeit you wish to mark, please respond to this message.

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Friday Night Services, Community Dinner, and Games THIS Week

PicMonkey Collage.jpgIMMEDIATE Reservations Appreciated

This week will be another wonderful Friday Night Community Service, Meal, and Game Night! Please respond immediately if your family will be joining our family for a meaningful and delicious evening of great food, fun, and spirituality! Candle lighting will take place at 5pm.

The cost to attend is $18 per person (children 3-12 are $10).

MAZEL TOV! It’s a Boy!

Bris Announcement

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We are excited to announce the birth of a healthy baby boy to Jeremy and Rina Rivkin! Steve and Linda Rivkin are the extremely proud and happy grandparents and are thrilled to share this great news with our whole community.

Please note that while we do not formally invite people to a Bris (since it is such a huge Mitzvah, if one would be formally invited he/she would be Halachically obligated to attend), we are informing the entire community of the details of the Bris – so that community members will attend.

The Bris will, please G-d, take place on Wednesday, February 8th at 11:30am at Steve and Linda’s home; 23781 Via Compadres, Murrieta, CA. At the guard house use the name ‘Rivkin’ to be granted entry. We will also have a carpool from the shul leaving at 10am. If you would like a ride to the event please respond as soon as possible to this message.  

New JLI Series Kicks Off

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Apply mind-bending, brain-twisting, hair-splitting Talmudic reasoning to solve real-life modern dilemmas—situations that actually happened yet seem impossible to solve. What do you do when your gut tells you one thing, and your brain tells you another? Prepare for a mental expedition to mind-wrestle with situations that force us to choose between two reasonable truths.

Analyze, discuss, and debate Talmudic texts with live interactive polling for an authentic taste of original, dynamic Talmud study.

Sign up immediately for this course by responding to this message or by calling 760-943-8891.

Haftarah Thought

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

Both the Parashah and the Haftorah speak of the downfall of Egypt. The Parashah tells of the last series of plagues. The Haftorah speaks of the defeat and humiliation of another later pharaoh at the hands of Babylon. The defeat of the Egyptians by Babylon was connected to the appearance of corpses in the Sea of Reeds. This is a clear reference to the past disaster after Moses led the people through the sea walls. Improper dependence of Israel on human forces (or international treaties) is the historic and eternal message of the Haftorah.

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

Daily Following Morning Services – Tanya – Chabad Chasidic Philosophy with Rabbi Elia

Tuesday: JLI Talmud Interactive – Ethical Conundrums. 7pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Hebrew School This Week

CCHS logo small.jpgGive your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism.  Our students want to be here!

Mommy & Me

Mom & Tot header.JPGChildren learn through play. In a fun group for moms and their babies (ages newborn – 3 years) we encourage your children to discover and explore through interactive and hands-on activities. Let them learn to love our Jewish Heritage. 

Special Wishes

MAZEL TOV wishes are extended to the Rivkin family upon the birth of a baby boy!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Aviva Alter, Alissa French, Kaley French, David Rivkin, James Brown, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

May Fran Sekela and Roz Mintz be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

We Remember Bruce Fisch, Evelyn Zone, and all of those who have a Yarzeit this week.

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

Belonging to a Jewish Community is not only gratifying and fulfilling it is also extremely important, for within the community one finds a place to connect with G-d and one’s soul, a place of learning and spiritual enrichment, a great source of friends, a place to bestow one’s Jewish legacy upon his or her child/ren, and so much more. Check outwww.ChabadatLaCosta.com to learn more. 

The beauty of OUR Jewish Community is that we offer so many different options that everyone is sure to find something enriching and meaningful. Below please find a partial list of some of our current offerings. If you have never come by before pick an item or two and try it out. If you have already tried an item or two find another one that sounds interesting and give it a whirl. “Connection” – that is the name of the game and that is precisely what you will find here!

*Daily Minyan   *Shabbat Services   *Weekly Kiddush Luncheon   *Mysticism Classes   *Torah Portion Class   *Hebrew School   *Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training   *Mommy and Me   *Family Friday Night Services and Dinner   *Women’s Group   *Youth Activities   *Pastoral Counseling   *Holiday Programming   *Community Meals   *Hospital Visitation   *Weekly Email Updates   *Hospital Visitation   *Mezuzah Campaign   *Jewish Heritage Workshops   *Jewish Learning Institute Affiliate

Need a Minyan?

If you need a Minyan to say Kaddish please give the office at least a few days notice. We are happy to provide this important service, but it takes time to arrange enough participants to assure the quorum is present. Please email info@ChabadatLaCosta.com your request.

Minyan Shaping Up

We are most proud to announce that our morning Minyan is looking good! In fact, we got a Minyan every day this week. The success is a direct result of the increase in our core group of committed participants. A daily Minyan is a very important service provided by a shul to its local community. Praying with a Minyan is considered a great Mitzvah as it helps our prayers effectiveness (ask the Rabbi for a more complete explanation). It also allows those who need to say Kaddish to do so properly.

We are facing a challenge, as in the coming weeks a couple of our regulars will be out of town (going to Yeshiva programs). We need a couple of more people to step forward and fill this gap to make sure we do not lose momentum. Can you make a commitment to our daily Minyan?

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

Every Saturday we get together to celebrate the holy Shabbat in song and prayer. Our services are both traditional and user-friendly, as we fully recognize that not everyone has experience ‘Davening’ (praying) in a traditional setting. What those who have joined have found is that the atmosphere in our synagogue is conducive to meaningful meditation. A knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary to participate. In fact, the only thing that is needed is the desire to learn and to connect to the Almighty. It is an enriching experience not to be missed! Shabbat services begin at 10am and conclude at approximately 12:30pm and are followed by a wonderful community lunch. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

To date more than 400 people have used the Chabad code this year (2016)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that will shortly be going up. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email toinfo@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

Please Patronize Our Sponsors

Your Chabad Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker

Jonathan Rozansky is a licensed realtor and mortgage professional.

Whether you are Selling, Buying or Refinancing your home, do not proceed without calling Jonathan Rozansky first.  Jonathan will look out for your best interest and can answer all your real estate and financing questions.   Call for a free market analysis report today.

Jonathan Rozansky

Direct (619) 392-1234

jon@rozanskyteam.com

www.rozanskyteam.com

DRE. # 01754457

NMLS ID : 315987

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being is a personalized, proactive, patient-centered medical practice with a unique focus on Integrative Endocrinology. Dr. Danielle Weiss takes a holistic approach to the patient and their health condition. She harnesses the physical, social, and spiritual aspects of healing. Dr. Weiss prides herself on spending time truly listening to your concerns and needs. She uses a team approach to develop a plan to address these issues together.

 http://www.centerforhormonalhealth.com/

Ron Lewis Insurance Services

760.525.5769 / RonLewisInsurance@yahoo.com

Specializing in Medicare Supplements, Long-term care (LTC) plans, Individual health plans, Dental, and Term life insurance.

Need health or life insurance or know someone who does? If so, please visit http://InsuranceProductQuotes.com and get plan and rate comparisons INSTANTLY from the major insurance carriers in California and Washington. Apply directly online or call for more information. There is no charge for this service!

Interested in having long-term care insurance WITHOUT purchasing an expensive LTC insurance plan? Watch this 10 minute video:

http://www.westlandinc.com/downloads/10MinMG/player.html

Neal Sperling Business Development

Highly talented, highly experienced business development/marketing consultant to wide range of businesses and non-profits can help you to find innovative new ways to raise money, launch, brand, market, sell, merchandise, and promote your products, services, and organization. Has written and improved wide variety of business plans, marketing plans, obtained major grants/new funding for a wide variety of ventures. Has unique ability to study most any business, quickly and creatively identify new sources of potential revenue, reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and drive more sales in the quickest time frames. Recognized expert on how to drive new sales via the internet. Acclaimed speaker to Southern California business groups, and particularly known for being a great “connector” with ability to introduce you to a wide variety of hard-to-reach decision-makers in various fields. Strong background in consumer products, medical products, high tech, "clean tech," "green" products, non-profits, much more. Call for details: cell: 818-219-9585.

Dream Home Cinema

*Family Room Surround

*Wholesale House Audio

*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz: 760-415-8742

Joseph@DreamHomeCinema.com

Energy, Health, Weight Loss

I help people get resultswith having more energy, losing weightand improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-63+5-3405. For free samples, including Power Breakfast, call me or fill out contact info at www.FeelGreatSamples.com. For Skin Care samples,www.MySkinCareSurvey.com.

Your referrals are appreciated.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

Victor Libraty has recently moved to Encinitas and has started a junk hauling and recycling business. Just in time for Pesach! If you have junk that needs to be removed call Victor at 760-815-7004. Tell him you saw his information in the Chabad Weekly Update!

Cost Effective Advertising Available HERE

Hundreds of people see Chabad at La Costa's Weekly Email Update. Those who are looking to effectively promote their business and at the same time support this important community resource are invited to become sponsors for only $50 per month (that's per MONTH, not per week). Call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891 to get your message out there.

 

Chabad Weekly Update 29th of Tevet 5777, January 27th '17

Message from the Rabbi
 

Three men, an Italian, a Frenchman, and a Jew,were condemned to be executed. Their captors told them that they had the right to a final meal before the execution.

"Give me some good French wine and French bread," the Frenchman requested. After he had savored his last crumb and last sip of wine, they executed him. 

Next was the Italian's turn. "Give me a big plate of pasta," he said.They brought it to him, he ate it, and then they executed him. 

Now it was the Jew's turn. "I want a big bowl of strawberries," he said.

"Strawberries!” his captors exclaimed, “They aren't even in season!" 

"No? So I'll wait..."

Jokes aside, throughout our long history, the Jewish people have consistently proven to be a truly optimistic and resilient nation. It’s our positive attitude that has helped us survive against all odds, and longer than any other nation. This attitude is no coincidence or even genetic disposition;it was taught to us by G‑d himself in this week’s Torah portion.

When Moshe is instructed to return to Egypt and free the Jews,he complains, “Ever since I have come to Pharaoh, things have only gotten only worse!” G‑d responds with the secret of Jewish positive thinking, which can be founding the two ancient Hebrew words “Ani Hashem “– “I am G‑d”. With this very brief response, G‑d was not pulling rank on Moshe or being condescending. He was basically saying, “Listen Moshe, you may be the greatest of prophets, the wisest of all men, and able to ask good questions, but at the end of the day, I am Hashem. Trust me on this one. Yes, I understand that from your mortal perspective it appears to be getting worse, but from my Divine vantage point I can see the seeds of redemption and freedom. If you just place your trust in me, and ignore the misleading facts on the ground, everything will work out okay.”

Before his passing, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, boldly proclaimed that the final and lasting redemption for all of mankind was about to happen. A grand optimistic idea,indeed! But what about the facts on the ground? What about Iran and their nuclear ambitions? What about Al Qaeda and ISIS? What about all the many tragedies around the world? What about all the natural disasters, civil strife and economic hardships? Sounds pretty bleak to me.

Yet the clear and unequivocal answer is the same one given to Moshe, thousands of years ago: Put a little faith in G‑d and the facts on the ground don’t matter. The same G‑d who thousands of years ago in Egypt transformed the bleakest of realities into a most dazzling turnaround of events, can do exactly the same for us, provided, of course, that we maintain that extra dose of Jewish optimism and faith taught to us by the Creator himself!

  Volume 18 Number 17, 29th of Tevet 5777, January 27th '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush CupKiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by the Alter Family in honor of the Yarzeit of Miriam bat Moshe, Aaron’s grandmother. 

Everyone is invited to join us for this beautiful weekly gathering!

Kiddush Sponsorship

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while and/or if you have a birthday, anniversary, or perhaps a Yarzeit you wish to mark, please respond to this message.

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

peppino.jpgMAZEL TOV! It’s a Boy!

We are excited to announce the engagement of Chaya Mushka (Muka) Eilfort to Rabbi Yosef (Yossi) HaCohen Rodal from Milan, Italy! Rabbi Rodal is the son of Rabbi Shmuel and Mrs. Devorah Rodal, who are Chabad emissaries in Milan. Yossi is the second to youngest of the 17 children in his family, and is the younger brother of Rebbetzin Dini Polichenco of Chabad of Carmel Valley (yes, it’s a very small world). Yossi loves people and is also an accomplished musician. We couldn’t be any happier!

We will be having a special Kiddush in Muka’s honor next Shabbos, February 3rd. Please make plans to join us!

Haftarah Thought

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

 Shabbat Rosh Chodesh  Isaiah 66: 1-24

A Haftarah often relates to the Parshah but this Haftarah reaches well beyond the Torah portion. Early chapters of Isaiah exhibit severe criticism centered upon insincere worship. In this later prophecy, renewal and hope are the central themes. We can expand on the visible renewal of the moon and extend renewal to every individual! The waxing and waning of the moon is related to the history of the Jews. We should respond with moral rejuvenation as the moon's light goes from almost invisible to complete brightness. Isaiah is the Navi of consolation. While he begins with harsh criticism, he ends with a positive prediction of national renewal. There will be glory in a post-teshuvah Am Yisroel if only we understand the message and act on it.

cancelled.jpgFriday Night Dinner Postponed

Please note that there will NOT BE a community Friday night dinner this weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will instead be holding a community Friday night dinner and game night NEXT Friday, February 3rd. Please join us. Reserve by responding to this message as soon as possible. 

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

Daily Following Morning Services – Tanya – Chabad Chassidic Philosophy with Rabbi Elia

Shabbat: During Mincha – Women’s Issues with the Rebbetzin

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Hebrew School This Week

CCHS logo small.jpgGive your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism.  Our students want to be here!

Mommy & Me

Mom & Tot header.JPGChildren learn through play. In a fun group for moms and their babies (ages newborn – 3 years) we encourage your children to discover and explore through interactive and hands-on activities. Let them learn to love our Jewish Heritage. 

Special Wishes

MAZEL TOV wishes are extended to the Eilfort, Rodal, and Polichenco Families upon the engagement of Muka Eilfort to Yossi Rodal!

MAZEL TOV wishes are extended to the Eilfort family upon Chava’s wedding to Benyomin Klipper!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Stephanie Estrin, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Bridge Family upon the passing of Mel this past week.

We Remember Solomon Cohen, Rebecca Markovits, Florence Turtle, Anna Olkon, and Lydmila Medvinsky, and all of those who have a Yarzeit this week.

May Fran Sekela and Roz Mintz be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

Belonging to a Jewish Community is not only gratifying and fulfilling it is also extremely important, for within the community one finds a place to connect with G-d and one’s soul, a place of learning and spiritual enrichment, a great source of friends, a place to bestow one’s Jewish legacy upon his or her child/ren, and so much more. Check out www.ChabadatLaCosta.com to learn more. 

Membership.jpg 

The beauty of OUR Jewish Community is that we offer so many different options that everyone is sure to find something enriching and meaningful. Below please find a partial list of some of our current offerings. If you have never come by before pick an item or two and try it out. If you have already tried an item or two find another one that sounds interesting and give it a whirl. “Connection” – that is the name of the game and that is precisely what you will find here!

*Daily Minyan   *Shabbat Services   *Weekly Kiddush Luncheon   *Mysticism Classes   *Torah Portion Class   *Hebrew School   *Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training   *Mommy and Me   *Family Friday Night Services and Dinner   *Women’s Group   *Youth Activities   *Pastoral Counseling   *Holiday Programming   *Community Meals   *Hospital Visitation   *Weekly Email Updates   *Hospital Visitation   *Mezuzah Campaign   *Jewish Heritage Workshops   *Jewish Learning Institute Affiliate

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Need a Minyan?

If you need a Minyan to say Kaddish please give the office at least a few days notice. We are happy to provide this important service, but it takes time to arrange enough participants to assure the quorum is present. Please email info@ChabadatLaCosta.com your request.

Minyan Shaping Up

We are most proud to announce that our morning Minyan is looking good! In fact, we got a Minyan every day this week. The success is a direct result of the increase in our core group of committed participants. A daily Minyan is a very important service provided by a shul to its local community. Praying with a Minyan is considered a great Mitzvah as it helps our prayers effectiveness (ask the Rabbi for a more complete explanation). It also allows those who need to say Kaddish to do so properly.

We are facing a challenge, as in the coming weeks a couple of our regulars will be out of town (going to Yeshiva programs). We need a couple of more people to step forward and fill this gap to make sure we do not lose momentum. Can you make a commitment to our daily Minyan?

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

Every Saturday we get together to celebrate the holy Shabbat in song and prayer. Our services are both traditional and user-friendly, as we fully recognize that not everyone has experience ‘Davening’ (praying) in a traditional setting. What those who have joined have found is that the atmosphere in our synagogue is conducive to meaningful meditation. A knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary to participate. In fact, the only thing that is needed is the desire to learn and to connect to the Almighty. It is an enriching experience not to be missed! Shabbat services begin at 10am and conclude at approximately 12:30pm and are followed by a wonderful community lunch. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

To date more than 400 people have used the Chabad code this year (2016)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that will shortly be going up. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

Please Patronize Our Sponsors

Your Chabad Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker

Jonathan Rozansky is a licensed realtor and mortgage professional.

Whether you are Selling, Buying or Refinancing your home, do not proceed without calling Jonathan Rozansky first.  Jonathan will look out for your best interest and can answer all your real estate and financing questions.   Call for a free market analysis report today.

Jonathan Rozansky

Direct (619) 392-1234

jon@rozanskyteam.com

www.rozanskyteam.com

DRE. # 01754457

NMLS ID : 315987

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being is a personalized, proactive, patient-centered medical practice with a unique focus on Integrative Endocrinology. Dr. Danielle Weiss takes a holistic approach to the patient and their health condition. She harnesses the physical, social, and spiritual aspects of healing. Dr. Weiss prides herself on spending time truly listening to your concerns and needs. She uses a team approach to develop a plan to address these issues together.

 http://www.centerforhormonalhealth.com/

Ron Lewis Insurance Services

760.525.5769 / RonLewisInsurance@yahoo.com

Specializing in Medicare Supplements, Long-term care (LTC) plans, Individual health plans, Dental, and Term life insurance.

Need health or life insurance or know someone who does? If so, please visit http://InsuranceProductQuotes.com and get plan and rate comparisons INSTANTLY from the major insurance carriers in California and Washington. Apply directly online or call for more information. There is no charge for this service!

Interested in having long-term care insurance WITHOUT purchasing an expensive LTC insurance plan? Watch this 10 minute video:

http://www.westlandinc.com/downloads/10MinMG/player.html

Neal Sperling Business Development

Highly talented, highly experienced business development/marketing consultant to wide range of businesses and non-profits can help you to find innovative new ways to raise money, launch, brand, market, sell, merchandise, and promote your products, services, and organization. Has written and improved wide variety of business plans, marketing plans, obtained major grants/new funding for a wide variety of ventures. Has unique ability to study most any business, quickly and creatively identify new sources of potential revenue, reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and drive more sales in the quickest time frames. Recognized expert on how to drive new sales via the internet. Acclaimed speaker to Southern California business groups, and particularly known for being a great “connector” with ability to introduce you to a wide variety of hard-to-reach decision-makers in various fields. Strong background in consumer products, medical products, high tech, "clean tech," "green" products, non-profits, much more. Call for details: cell: 818-219-9585.

Dream Home Cinema

*Family Room Surround

*Wholesale House Audio

*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz: 760-415-8742

Joseph@DreamHomeCinema.com

Energy, Health, Weight Loss

I help people get resultswith having more energy, losing weightand improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-63+5-3405. For free samples, including Power Breakfast, call me or fill out contact info at www.FeelGreatSamples.com. For Skin Care samples, www.MySkinCareSurvey.com.

Your referrals are appreciated.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

Victor Libraty has recently moved to Encinitas and has started a junk hauling and recycling business. Just in time for Pesach! If you have junk that needs to be removed call Victor at 760-815-7004. Tell him you saw his information in the Chabad Weekly Update!

Cost Effective Advertising Available HERE

Hundreds of people see Chabad at La Costa's Weekly Email Update. Those who are looking to effectively promote their business and at the same time support this important community resource are invited to become sponsors for only $50 per month (that's per MONTH, not per week). Call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891 to get your message out there.

Chabad Weekly Update 22nd of Tevet 5777, January 20th '17

Message from the Rabbi
 

The gabbai (warden) of a local synagogue approached one of the worshipers before services and offered, “I’d like to honor you with an aliyah. What is your full Hebrew name?"

"Esther ben Moshe"

"No, I need your name," explained the gabbai.

The man repeated,"It's Esther ben Moshe."

"How can that be?" asked the Gabbai.

"I've been having financial problems, so everything is now in my wife's name!"

The second book of the Torah is called "Shemot"—the Book of Names. The simple reason for this unusual name is that this book contains the word"names" in its opening line: "Now these are the names of the children of Israel..."(Exodus 1:1).

Now this is quite intriguing. Why name an entire book after the seemingly coincidental use of a word in its opening line? Wouldn't it be more logical to name it after its storyline and theme, “the Book of Exodus,” as it is referred to in most English bibles?

But here lies an important lesson about the Jewish approach to the individual members of a community. The second book of the Torah introduces us to the very first Jewish community—the new nation of Israel. This book's narrative tells how in a very short period of time the relatively small family of Jacob successfully proliferated into a quantitatively fruitful nation. Yet, despite this amazing numeric growth, the Torah reminds us not to forget that each individual person has a name and must be recognized and respected. Maturing into a large nation should not translate into, G‑d forbid, neglecting the needs of the individual,or treating him or her like a number or statistic.

We must apply this approach to our own lives by treating our children as the unique people they are. They each have talents that are uniquely theirs, and it’s our job to help them discover those strengths and how they can use them in a positive, G‑dly way.

Likewise,when dealing with the greater community, we must appreciate the diversity that makes up our community and find creative ways to utilize and enlist the diverse talents of each individual member. No one is useless; everyone has a purpose.It’s up to us to help them find it.


  Volume 18 Number 16, 22nd of Tevet 5777, January 20th '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush CupKiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Sheila Lebovitz in honor of her father’s Yarzeit and the Eilfort Family in honor of Rabbi Elia’s birthday.

Everyone is invited to join us for this beautiful weekly gathering!

Kiddush Sponsorship

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while and/or if you have a birthday, anniversary, or perhaps a Yarzeit you wish to mark, please respond to this message.

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Haftarah Thought

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

 Sh'mot -  Isaiah  27:6-28:13 and 29:22-23                

The parashah tells of Israel arriving in Egypt. (See the last word of the final parashah of Bereshit.) The Jews began the first national exile. This is only the first of other future exiles. The haftarah begins with great promise. But tragedy and exile will recur; however, Jews must remember they are offspring of Avraham, Yitzhak and Yaakov. Privations of exile will ultimately lead to atonement. The prophet details "...commandment by commandment; line by line..." - just as a young child learns - so will the people of Israel learn to hallow their Redeemer and ultimately "...sanctify the Holy One of Jacob..." (29:23)

 

Southern- Style Friday Night Dinner & Community Board Games

PicMonkey Collage.jpgThis month’s Family Friday Night Dinner and Game Night will take place on Friday, January 27th, which is also Rosh Chodesh Shevat. We will have a beautiful Friday Night Dinner together featuring the most scrumptious Southern-Style menu featuring Fried Chicken with all the fixings. Candle lighting is at 4:59pm, followed by a word of Torah by the Rabbi and a family-friendly Friday night service. Dinner will be served at 6pm. Following dinner we will have board games available to play together. The cost to attend is $18 per adult and $10 per child – not to exceed $54 per family. Reservations are necessary to attend by clicking ChabadatLaCosta.com/Friday or by calling 760-943-8891.

Please note that we will have a special Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Kiddush on Saturday, January 28th.

A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

Belonging to a Jewish Community is not only gratifying and fulfilling it is also extremely important, for within the community one finds a place to connect with G-d and one’s soul, a place of learning and spiritual enrichment, a great source of friends, a place to bestow one’s Jewish legacy upon his or her child/ren, and so much more. Check outwww.ChabadatLaCosta.com to learn more. 

The beauty of OUR Jewish Community is that we offer so many different options that everyone is sure to find something enriching and meaningful. Below please find a partial list of some of our current offerings. If you have never come by before pick an item or two and try it out. If you have already tried an item or two find another one that sounds interesting and give it a whirl. “Connection” – that is the name of the game and that is precisely what you will find here!

New calc logo.JPG 

*Daily Minyan   *Shabbat Services   *Weekly Kiddush Luncheon   *Mysticism Classes   *Torah Portion Class   *Hebrew School   *Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training   *Mommy and Me   *Family Friday Night Services and Dinner   *Women’s Group   *Youth Activities   *Pastoral Counseling   *Holiday Programming   *Community Meals   *Hospital Visitation   *Weekly Email Updates   *Hospital Visitation   *Mezuzah Campaign   *Jewish Heritage Workshops   *Jewish Learning Institute Affiliate

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

Daily Following Morning Services – Tanya – Chabad Chassidic Philosophy with Rabbi Elia

Shabbat: During Mincha – Women’s Issues with the Rebbetzin

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

CCHS logo small.jpg

Hebrew School This Week

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism.  Our students want to be here!

Mom & Tot header.JPG

Mommy & Me

Children learn through play. In a fun group for moms and their babies (ages newborn – 3 years) we encourage your children to discover and explore through interactive and hands-on activities. Let them learn to love our Jewish Heritage. 

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

We remember all of those who have a Yarzeit this week.

May Fran Sekela, Roz Mintz and Mel Bridge be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

###

Need a Minyan?

If you need a Minyan to say Kaddish please give the office at least a few days notice. We are happy to provide this important service, but it takes time to arrange enough participants to assure the quorum is present. Please email RabbiE@ChabadatLaCosta.com your request.

Minyan Shaping Up

We are most proud to announce that our morning Minyan is looking good! In fact, we got a Minyan every day this week. The success is a direct result of the increase in our core group of committed participants. A daily Minyan is a very important service provided by a shul to its local community. Praying with a Minyan is considered a great Mitzvah as it helps our prayers effectiveness (ask the Rabbi for a more complete explanation). It also allows those who need to say Kaddish to do so properly.

We are facing a challenge, as in the coming weeks a couple of our regulars will be out of town (going to Yeshiva programs). We need a couple of more people to step forward and fill this gap to make sure we do not lose momentum. Can you make a commitment to our daily Minyan?

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

Every Saturday we get together to celebrate the holy Shabbat in song and prayer. Our services are both traditional and user-friendly, as we fully recognize that not everyone has experience ‘Davening’ (praying) in a traditional setting. What those who have joined have found is that the atmosphere in our synagogue is conducive to meaningful meditation. A knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary to participate. In fact, the only thing that is needed is the desire to learn and to connect to the Almighty. It is an enriching experience not to be missed! Shabbat services begin at 10am and conclude at approximately 12:30pm and are followed by a wonderful community lunch. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

La Costa logo.jpgWe are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information. 

To date more than 400 people have used the Chabad code this year (2016)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

 

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that will shortly be going up. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email toinfo@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

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Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being is a personalized, proactive, patient-centered medical practice with a unique focus on Integrative Endocrinology. Dr. Danielle Weiss takes a holistic approach to the patient and their health condition. She harnesses the physical, social, and spiritual aspects of healing. Dr. Weiss prides herself on spending time truly listening to your concerns and needs. She uses a team approach to develop a plan to address these issues together.

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Need health or life insurance or know someone who does? If so, please visit http://InsuranceProductQuotes.com and get plan and rate comparisons INSTANTLY from the major insurance carriers in California and Washington. Apply directly online or call for more information. There is no charge for this service!

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Highly talented, highly experienced business development/marketing consultant to wide range of businesses and non-profits can help you to find innovative new ways to raise money, launch, brand, market, sell, merchandise, and promote your products, services, and organization. Has written and improved wide variety of business plans, marketing plans, obtained major grants/new funding for a wide variety of ventures. Has unique ability to study most any business, quickly and creatively identify new sources of potential revenue, reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and drive more sales in the quickest time frames. Recognized expert on how to drive new sales via the internet. Acclaimed speaker to Southern California business groups, and particularly known for being a great “connector” with ability to introduce you to a wide variety of hard-to-reach decision-makers in various fields. Strong background in consumer products, medical products, high tech, "clean tech," "green" products, non-profits, much more. Call for details: cell: 818-219-9585.

Dream Home Cinema

*Family Room Surround

*Wholesale House Audio

*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz: 760-415-8742

Joseph@DreamHomeCinema.com

Energy, Health, Weight Loss

I help people get resultswith having more energy, losing weightand improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-63+5-3405. For free samples, including Power Breakfast, call me or fill out contact info at www.FeelGreatSamples.com. For Skin Care samples,www.MySkinCareSurvey.com.

Your referrals are appreciated.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

Victor Libraty has recently moved to Encinitas and has started a junk hauling and recycling business. Just in time for Pesach! If you have junk that needs to be removed call Victor at 760-815-7004. Tell him you saw his information in the Chabad Weekly Update!

Cost Effective Advertising Available HERE

Hundreds of people see Chabad at La Costa's Weekly Email Update. Those who are looking to effectively promote their business and at the same time support this important community resource are invited to become sponsors for only $50 per month (that's per MONTH, not per week). Call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891 to get your message out there.

Weekly Update for the 15th of Tevet 5777, January 13th '17

 

Message from the Rabbi
 

Three Jewish mothers sitting on a park bench in Miami Beach are discussing (what else?) how much their sons love them.

Sadie says, "You know the Chagall painting hanging in my living room? My son, Arnold, bought that for me for my 75th birthday. What a good boy he is; see how much he loves his mother!"

"You call that love?"Minnie chimed in. "You know the Cadillac I just got for Mother's Day?That's from my son Bernie. What a doll."

"That's nothing," exclaims Shirley. "You know my son Stanley? He sees a psychoanalyst on Park Avenue, five sessions a week. And what does he talk about? Me!"

The most famous parental blessing is found in this week’s Torah portion: “…May G‑d bless you to be like Ephraim and Menashe.” Jacob proclaims that this shall be the paradigm of blessing for all future generations—“With your names (his grandchildren Ephraim and Menashe) shall all of Israel be blessed.”

One cannot help but wonder why Jacob chose to connect the most famous Jewish blessing with the names of his grandchildren, rather than his children, the twelve tribes of Israel.

But Jacob, the great prophet and patriarch of the Jewish people,was able to foresee all the future generations including ours. He envisioned a challenging time like ours when role models would be scarce and the forces of assimilation and secularism would run rampant.

Addressing the challenge of our generation, Jacob encourages parents to bless their children: “May G‑d bless you to be like Ephraim and Menashe.” You must bless them to be like my own grandchildren, Ephraim and Menashe, who, unlike their parents and grand parents before them, grew up in the land of Egypt, exposed to a very foreign culture. Despite this and despite never seeing their Jewish family until much later in life, they still managed to grow up faithful to their family’s values and lifestyle!

Because of the similarities between his grandchildren and the children of our generation, Jacob encourages the parents of our generation to bless their children to follow the example of Ephraim and Menashe specifically,rather than any of the other famous biblical heroes. Over 3,000 years ago,Grandpa Jacob was preparing to comfort our generation with the knowledge that despite our colossal challenges, our children can still be just like Ephraim and Menashe who successfully continued their tradition in Egypt and against all odds.

  Volume 18 Number 15, 15th of Tevet 5777, January 13th '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

 

 

Kiddush Sponsor

Kiddush CupThis week’s Kiddush is in honor of the Yarzeit of our "Green Maven", Stewart Miller, and is sponsored by Len Hyman, Steve and Linda Rivkin, Jon and Julie Rozansky, and Michael Spinner.

Everyone is invited to join us for this beautiful weekly gathering!

Kiddush Sponsorship

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while and/or if you have a birthday, anniversary, or perhaps a Yarzeit you wish to mark, please respond to this message.

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Rabbi & Nechama are Walking the Land

Bet She'an.jpg

Check our Facebook Page to see pictures of the wonderful time that Rabbi and Nechama are having in Israel. We have been to some serious sites (Bet She'an, where the first King of Israel was killed) and some not so serious sites (Gan Garoo, an Australian zoo) up north and are heading into the Holy City of Jerusalem.There are FOUR Holy Cities in Israel, we've been to two so far...   

Haftarah Thought

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

 VAYECHI:  Kings I 2:1-12

The parish deals with the end of Yaakov's life. He gave each son - in essence the future tribes of Israel - a special blessing. Each received a message relating to a specific strength. The haftarah discusses the final days of King David. The king knew his end was near and wanted to give critical instructions to his son, Solomon. Yaakov was the father of the nation; David was the father of his dynasty. Each wanted success and longevity for coming generations. Both events serve as the basis for the concept of parents preparing an ethical will for descendants.

Southern- Style Friday Night Dinner & Community Board Games

gamestack1.jpgThis month’s Family Friday Night Dinner and Game Night will take place on Friday, January 27th, which is also Rosh Chodesh Shevat. We will have a beautiful Friday Night Dinner together featuring the most scrumptious Southern-Style menu featuring Fried Chicken with all the fixings. Candle lighting is at 4:59pm, followed by a word of Torah by the Rabbi and a family-friendly Friday night service. Dinner will be served at 6pm. Following dinner we will have board games available to play together. The cost to attend is $18 per adult and $10 per child – not to exceed $54 per family. Reservations are necessary to attend by sending an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com or by calling 760-943-8891.

Please note that we will have a special Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Kiddush on Saturday, January 28th.

A Comm-Unity for You and Me

Belonging to a Jewish Community is not only gratifying and fulfilling it is also extremely important, for within the community one finds a place to connect with G-d and one’s soul, a place of learning and spiritual enrichment, a great source of friends, a place to bestow one’s Jewish legacy upon his or her child/ren, and so much more. Check out www.ChabadatLaCosta.com to learn more.  

The beauty of OUR Jewish Community is that we offer so many different options that everyone is sure to find something enriching and meaningful. Below please find a partial list of some of our current offerings. If you have never come by before pick an item or two and try it out. If you have already tried an item or two find another one that sounds interesting and give it a whirl. “Connection” – that is the name of the game and that is precisely what you will find here!

*Daily Minyan   *Shabbat Services   *Weekly Kiddush Luncheon   *Mysticism Classes   *Torah Portion Class   *Hebrew School   *Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training   *Mommy and Me   *Family Friday Night Services and Dinner   *Women’s Group   *Youth Activities   *Pastoral Counseling   *Holiday Programming   *Community Meals   *Hospital Visitation   *Weekly Email Updates   *Hospital Visitation   *Mezuzah Campaign   *Jewish Heritage Workshops   *Jewish Learning Institute Affiliate

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

Daily Following Morning Services – Tanya – Chabad Chasidic Philosophy with Rabbi Elia

Shabbat: During Mincha – Women’s Issues with the Rebbetzin

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm


CCHS logo small.jpg

Hebrew School This Week

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism.  Our students want to be here!

Mom & Tot header.JPG

Mommy & Me

Children learn through play. In a fun group for moms and their babies (ages newborn – 3 years) we encourage your children to discover and explore through interactive and hands-on activities. Let them learn to love our Jewish Heritage. 

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

We remember Stewart Miller, and all of those who have a Yarzeit this week.

May Fran Sekela, Roz Mintz and Mel Bridge be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

###

Need a Minyan?

If you need a Minyan to say Kaddish please give the office at least a few days notice. We are happy to provide this important service, but it takes time to arrange enough participants to assure the quorum is present. Please email info@ChabadatLaCosta.com your request.

Minyan Shaping Up

We are most proud to announce that our morning Minyan is looking good! In fact, we got a Minyan every day this week. The success is a direct result of the increase in our core group of committed participants. A daily Minyan is a very important service provided by a shul to its local community. Praying with a Minyan is considered a great Mitzvah as it helps our prayers effectiveness (ask the Rabbi for a more complete explanation). It also allows those who need to say Kaddish to do so properly.

We are facing a challenge, as in the coming weeks a couple of our regulars will be out of town (going to Yeshiva programs). We need a couple of more people to step forward and fill this gap to make sure we do not lose momentum. Can you make a commitment to our daily Minyan?

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

Every Saturday we get together to celebrate the holy Shabbat in song and prayer. Our services are both traditional and user-friendly, as we fully recognize that not everyone has experience ‘Davening’ (praying) in a traditional setting. What those who have joined have found is that the atmosphere in our synagogue is conducive to meaningful meditation. A knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary to participate. In fact, the only thing that is needed is the desire to learn and to connect to the Almighty. It is an enriching experience not to be missed! Shabbat services begin at 10am and conclude at approximately 12:30pm and are followed by a wonderful community lunch. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

La Costa logo.jpgWe are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

To date more than 400 people have used the Chabad code this year (2016)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that will shortly be going up. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

Please Patronize Our Sponsors

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Whether you are Selling, Buying or Refinancing your home, do not proceed without calling Jonathan Rozansky first.  Jonathan will look out for your best interest and can answer all your real estate and financing questions.   Call for a free market analysis report today.

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Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being is a personalized, proactive, patient-centered medical practice with a unique focus on Integrative Endocrinology. Dr. Danielle Weiss takes a holistic approach to the patient and their health condition. She harnesses the physical, social, and spiritual aspects of healing. Dr. Weiss prides herself on spending time truly listening to your concerns and needs. She uses a team approach to develop a plan to address these issues together.

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Specializing in Medicare Supplements, Long-term care (LTC) plans, Individual health plans, Dental, and Term life insurance.

Need health or life insurance or know someone who does? If so, please visit http://InsuranceProductQuotes.com and get plan and rate comparisons INSTANTLY from the major insurance carriers in California and Washington. Apply directly online or call for more information. There is no charge for this service!

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Neal Sperling Business Development

Highly talented, highly experienced business development/marketing consultant to wide range of businesses and non-profits can help you to find innovative new ways to raise money, launch, brand, market, sell, merchandise, and promote your products, services, and organization. Has written and improved wide variety of business plans, marketing plans, obtained major grants/new funding for a wide variety of ventures. Has unique ability to study most any business, quickly and creatively identify new sources of potential revenue, reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and drive more sales in the quickest time frames. Recognized expert on how to drive new sales via the internet. Acclaimed speaker to Southern California business groups, and particularly known for being a great “connector” with ability to introduce you to a wide variety of hard-to-reach decision-makers in various fields. Strong background in consumer products, medical products, high tech, "clean tech," "green" products, non-profits, much more. Call for details: cell: 818-219-9585.

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I help people get resultswith having more energy, losing weightand improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-63+5-3405. For free samples, including Power Breakfast, call me or fill out contact info at www.FeelGreatSamples.com. For Skin Care samples, www.MySkinCareSurvey.com.

Your referrals are appreciated.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

Victor Libraty has recently moved to Encinitas and has started a junk hauling and recycling business. Just in time for Pesach! If you have junk that needs to be removed call Victor at 760-815-7004. Tell him you saw his information in the Chabad Weekly Update!

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Chabad Weekly Update 8th of Tevet 5777, January 6th '17

Message from the Rabbi
 

After the synagogue service a little boy told the new rabbi:
"When I grow up and make it rich, I'm going to give you some money."
"Well, thank you," the new rabbi replied, "but why?"
"Because my daddy says you're one of the poorest speakers we've ever had."

After being betrayed by his brothers, sold into slavery, and thrown into jail, Joseph miraculously becomes the viceroy of Egypt. He then meets up with his brothers and instead of taking revenge, he forgives them. He even asks them to come down with their father Jacob and join him in Egypt.Jacob, who is under the impression that his son Joseph is dead, is initially skeptical about the positive turn of events. Only upon seeing the royal chariots that Joseph sends to him, is he convinced that his son is alive, and his spirit is revived (Genesis 45).

We need to understand, what was it about these royal chariots thatconvinced him that Joseph was alive? Furthermore, assuming that the chariotsconvinced him that Joseph was physically alive, what assurance did he have thatJoseph, now the viceroy of Egypt was spiritually alive and that he did notforget his roots and heritage? Would the great patriarch Jacob have beensatisfied with having his son, the apple of his eye, merely physically alivebut lost to assimilation?

According to the famous commentary Rashi, there was much more tothis story than meets the eyes. It was not the royal chariots themselves thatimpressed Jacob, but rather an encoded message about his spiritual wellbeingthat was being sent by the brilliant Joseph to his father to comfort him!

You see, according to tradition the very last Torah lesson thatJacob lovingly taught his son Joseph just before the abduction was the sectionabout a mystery murder and its associated ritual known as the “egla arufa”(Deuteronomy 21). The Hebrew word for chariot - “agalah” is almost identical to the word“egla”. According to Rashi, whenJoseph sent his father chariots, he was hinting to Jacob of their mutualsecret—the last piece of Torah they studied together. Only the real Josephwould have known this.

This not only proved to Jacob that Joseph was physically alive butit also proved that he was spiritually alive! Here was Joseph crypticallysaying to his father through the “chariots” that even after all these yearsaway from his father’s home and influence, he was still reviewing the lastTorah lesson they studied together before their tragic separation. Yes, he mayhave become the powerful viceroy of Egypt and exposed to a foreign culture andlifestyle, but he still was very much spiritually alive, faithful to hisfather’s lessons and traditions.

This is a priceless lesson to our generation too. Only throughspending quality time with our children, studying with them at a young age,like Jacob did with Joseph, can we be assured that they will become the kind ofleaders that like Joseph will have a positive impact on the world!


  Volume 18 Number 14, 8th of Tevet 5777, January 6th '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

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Everyone is invited to join us for this beautiful weekly gathering!

Kiddush Sponsorship

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10TH Of Tevet – Fast Day THIS Sunday

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The 10th of Tevet is one of the public fast days of the Jewish Calendar. On it we commemorate the siege of Jerusalem that ultimately led to the destruction of the 1st Holy Temple by the Babylonians some two and a half years after the siege began. The destruction of the Holy Temple is a catastrophe that affects our people until today, as we are yet in exile. We are taught by our Sages that Fast Days are actually opportunities to repent, in that the fasting is meant to help realize how very dependent we are upon the Almighty for every aspect of our lives. When we are cognizant of this reality we take our spiritual responsibilities and opportunities much more seriously.

The fast begins at day break, 5:30am, and concludes at night fall, 5:27pm. Fasting means we neither eat nor drink for the duration of the day. We wish you an easy but meaningful fast!

Haftarah Thought

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

PARSHAT VAYIGASH

Ezekiel  37:15-28

The sedra describes the reunification of the 12 sons of Yaakov. The event occurred after a separation of 22 years. The haftarah prophesies that at the End of Days there will occur a similar reconciliation of factions among the Jewish people. The prophet predicts that the antagonistic monarchies of Yehudah and Ephraim will unite. Once again Hashem says (37:26): "I will seal a covenant of peace with them; it will be an eternal covenant with them."

Rabbi & Rebbetzin are Heading to Israel for the Week

Rabbi and Rebbetzin Eilfort will be heading to Israel this Sunday morning and returning ten days later on Thursday, January 19th. They are going to the Holy Land in order to visit the Rebbetzin’s father, other family members, and holy sites. In an emergency Rabbi Elia Eilfort is available by calling the regular shul phone number, 760-943-8891, and by email,EEilfort@Gmail.com.

Those who would like to send a prayer to be inserted in the Western Wall are invited to respond to this message immediately. The Eilforts plan on visiting the Western Wall despite (or perhaps because of) the latest nonsensical UN Resolution, which ridiculously calls the Western Wall illegally occupied ‘Palestinian’ Land.  

Southern- Style Friday Night Dinner & Community Board Games

gamestack1.jpgThis month’s Family Friday Night Dinner and Game Night will take place on Friday, January 27th, which is also Rosh Chodesh Shevat. We will have a beautiful Friday Night Dinner together featuring the most scrumptious Southern-Style menu featuring Fried Chicken with all the fixings. Candle lighting is at 4:59pm, followed by a word of Torah by the Rabbi and a family-friendly Friday night service. Dinner will be served at 6pm. Following dinner we will have board games available to play together. The cost to attend is $18 per adult and $10 per child – not to exceed $54 per family. Reservations are necessary to attend by sending an email toinfo@ChabadatLaCosta.com or by calling 760-943-8891.

Please note that we will have a special Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Kiddush on Saturday, January 28th.

A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

Belonging to a Jewish Community is not only gratifying and fulfilling it is also extremely important, for within the community one finds a place to connect with G-d and one’s soul, a place of learning and spiritual enrichment, a great source of friends, a place to bestow one’s Jewish legacy upon his or her child/ren, and so much more. Check outwww.ChabadatLaCosta.com to learn more.  

The beauty of OUR Jewish Community is that we offer so many different options that everyone is sure to find something enriching and meaningful. Below please find a partial list of some of our current offerings. If you have never come by before pick an item or two and try it out. If you have already tried an item or two find another one that sounds interesting and give it a whirl. “Connection” – that is the name of the game and that is precisely what you will find here!

*Daily Minyan   *Shabbat Services   *Weekly Kiddush Luncheon   *Mysticism Classes   *Torah Portion Class   *Hebrew School   *Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training   *Mommy and Me   *Family Friday Night Services and Dinner   *Women’s Group   *Youth Activities   *Pastoral Counseling   *Holiday Programming   *Community Meals   *Hospital Visitation   *Weekly Email Updates   *Hospital Visitation   *Mezuzah Campaign   *Jewish Heritage Workshops   *Jewish Learning Institute Affiliate

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

Daily Following Morning Services – Tanya – Chabad Chasidic Philosophy with Rabbi Elia

Shabbat: During Mincha – Women’s Issues with the Rebbetzin

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Hebrew School This Week

 CCHS logo small.jpgGive your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism.  Our students want to be here!

Mommy & Me

Mom & Tot header.JPGChildren learn through play. In a fun group for moms and their babies (ages newborn – 3 years) we encourage your children to discover and explore through interactive and hands-on activities. Let them learn to love our Jewish Heritage. 

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Jon Rozansky, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

We remember Stewart Miller, and all of those who have a Yarzeit this week.

May Fran Sekela, Roz Mintz and Mel Bridge be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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Need a Minyan?

If you need a Minyan to say Kaddish please give the office at least a few days notice. We are happy to provide this important service, but it takes time to arrange enough participants to assure the quorum is present. Please email info@ChabadatLaCosta.com your request.

Minyan Shaping Up

We are most proud to announce that our morning Minyan is looking good! In fact, we got a Minyan every day this week. The success is a direct result of the increase in our core group of committed participants. A daily Minyan is a very important service provided by a shul to its local community. Praying with a Minyan is considered a great Mitzvah as it helps our prayers effectiveness (ask the Rabbi for a more complete explanation). It also allows those who need to say Kaddish to do so properly.

We are facing a challenge, as in the coming weeks a couple of our regulars will be out of town (going to Yeshiva programs). We need a couple of more people to step forward and fill this gap to make sure we do not lose momentum. Can you make a commitment to our daily Minyan?

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

Every Saturday we get together to celebrate the holy Shabbat in song and prayer. Our services are both traditional and user-friendly, as we fully recognize that not everyone has experience ‘Davening’ (praying) in a traditional setting. What those who have joined have found is that the atmosphere in our synagogue is conducive to meaningful meditation. A knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary to participate. In fact, the only thing that is needed is the desire to learn and to connect to the Almighty. It is an enriching experience not to be missed! Shabbat services begin at 10am and conclude at approximately 12:30pm and are followed by a wonderful community lunch. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

La Costa logo.jpgWe are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

To date more than 400 people have used the Chabad code this year (2016)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that will shortly be going up. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email toinfo@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

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*Family Room Surround

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Energy, Health, Weight Loss

I help people get resultswith having more energy, losing weightand improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-63+5-3405. For free samples, including Power Breakfast, call me or fill out contact info at www.FeelGreatSamples.com. For Skin Care samples,www.MySkinCareSurvey.com.

Your referrals are appreciated.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

Victor Libraty has recently moved to Encinitas and has started a junk hauling and recycling business. Just in time for Pesach! If you have junk that needs to be removed call Victor at 760-815-7004. Tell him you saw his information in the Chabad Weekly Update!

Cost Effective Advertising Available HERE

Hundreds of people see Chabad at La Costa's Weekly Email Update. Those who are looking to effectively promote their business and at the same time support this important community resource are invited to become sponsors for only $50 per month (that's per MONTH, not per week). Call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891 to get your message out there.

23rd of Kislev 5777, December 23, '16

Message from the Rabbi
 

Just before Chanukah, Miriam was expecting a visit from her grandson, Jonathan, and his wife.

She hopped on the phone to give them directions:

“You’ll enter at the front door of the condominium complex. I am in suite 2B,” she began. “There’s a large panel next to the door, and with your elbow, push button 2B. I will buzz you in. Come inside and the elevator will be to your right. Get in, and hit the button for the second floor with your elbow. When you get out, turn left and you’ll see my apartment. With your elbow, ring my doorbell.”

“Grandma, that sounds easy,” replied Jonathan, “but why am I hitting all these buttons with my elbow?”

To which she replied, “You're coming to visit empty handed?”

With the festival of Chanukah approaching, we are reminded of the many diverse cultures that celebrate their own holidays at this time of year, and the need to embrace our Jewish identity becomes imperative.

Logically, one would think we should balance the seasonal lights with a dazzling Jewish alternative, but in comparison our Chanukah menorahs are actually very plain. This seems counterintuitive.

But it is no coincidence. The humble Chanukah lights actually symbolize the uniqueness of the Jewish contribution to this world. The other colorful lights that we see on our streets represent the contributions of the other nations of the world in the fields of science and literature. Indeed, they are attractive, but they are not our lights. Our light is the plain, pure light of the Torah. Yes, we Jews have certainly contributed heavily in the arts and sciences too, but that is not where our uniqueness lies.

Our true uniqueness and contribution to the world, is represented by the simple lights of the Chanukah menorah. These plain lights symbolize our primary mission in this world—to spread the pure light of G‑dliness and his Torah, bringing decency and morality to the world. A job which is not perhaps as flashy, but is definitely more meaningful and, most importantly, it is ours.

Let us not allow those other colorful lights to distract us from focusing on our Jewish mission, embodied in the simple glow of the Chanukah lights. Let’s embrace our lights, and feel pride in what they represent.

  Volume 18 Number 12, 23rd of Kislev 5777, December 23, '16

Chabad Weekly Update

Kiddush CupKiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by the Alter Family in honor of Sam’s birthday. As an aside we are most pleased to welcome to Sam Alter who is visiting this week (welcome home, Sam!).  

Everyone is invited to join us for this beautiful weekly gathering!

Kiddush Sponsorship

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while and/or if you have a birthday, anniversary, or perhaps a Yarzeit you wish to mark, please respond to this message.

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Special Erev Chanukah Shabbos THIS Week

It is the Eve of Chanukah, the Festival of Lights. We all know Shabbos, in and of itself is a very joyous occasion, when one adds the happiness of heading into Chanukah the joyousness becomes even more infectious! Not sure what we are referring to? Come to shul and be pleasantly surprised. Good Shabbos and Happy Erev Chanukah! Click to RSVP

A Heart-Felt Request from the Rabbi

Dear Friends,

As we approach the end of the year it is time to take stock. Just as we are meant to examine ourselves on the Jewish New Year, particularly regarding our spiritual situation, so too we should use the end of the secular year to examine our material situation.

Thank G-d, we live in a place and time of unprecedented wealth and plenty. In all human history there has never been a time of such riches finding their way into the hands of so many. Yet unfortunately, many do not feel rich. Some people choose to focus on that which they do not have instead of that which they do have. For instance, I bet that nobody reading this article is worried about where his next meal is coming from or if he will have a roof over his head next week. These are the types of worries that previous generations had.

Every one of us should feel rich! While it may be true that we would like more (money, clothes, vacations etc.) it would probably be hard to argue that we need more. In the Ethics of Our Fathers (the ethical teachings in Judaism) we are taught; “Who is rich? He who is satisfied with what he has.” He who trains himself to be happy with his lot will be as happy as the richest person on the planet, in fact it can be argued that he is the richest person on the planet.

It is with this in mind that I am asking for your help at this time. Many are thinking ahead to April 15th, Tax Day. Many are now making their decision about how much they want to contribute to a worthy cause and to therefore be able to maximize their tax deductions. I am asking that you include Chabad in your plans.

Your tax-deductible contribution does so much! It enables us to do something as simple as keep the lights on or bring chicken soup to someone who is not well, and it also helps us do something as sublime as teach a child the beauty of his/her heritage or hold inspirational services every Shabbat. Your generous contributions help us do all that we do, which makes you our partner in everything we accomplish. Indeed you are being offered the opportunity of ‘getting in on the ground level’ of the best investment possible; an investment with guaranteed results!

Please take a moment to share your gratitude for all that you have been blessed with by sharing with others. Please take a moment to log onto our secure website www.chabadatlacosta.com/donate, and make a profound difference in the life of all those whom we touch. You can also make your donation via check if that is more convenient. 

G-d has given you the ultimate privilege, and that is to be His partner in perfecting this physical and mundane physical world and transforming it into something G-dly and beautiful!

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Sincerely,

Rabbi Eilfort

Haftarah Thought

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

VAYEISHEV

Amos 2:6-3:8

The Parsha relates how Joseph's brothers misjudged him and sold him into slavery. Their jealousy led them to great error and violation of the law. In the Talmud, Joseph is called tzaddik. In the Haftarah (2:6), the phrase "...sell the innocent for silver" is a clear reference of how society at the time of Amos had fallen to a wretched and lowly state. The response of HaShem - through Amos - is strong. Repeated exile for Israelites results from hatred without cause. The sale of Joseph presents an ongoing problem in the long history of the Jews.

 

Minyan Shaping Up

 

We are most proud to announce that our morning Minyan is looking good! In fact, we got a Minyan every

 day this week. The success is a direct result of the increase in our core group of committed participants. A daily Minyan is a very important service provided by a shul to its local community. Praying with a Minyan is considered a great Mitzvah as it helps our prayers effectiveness (ask the Rabbi for a more complete explanation). It also allows those who need to say Kaddish to do so properly.

We are facing a challenge, as in the coming weeks a couple of our regulars will be out of town (going to Yeshiva programs). We need a couple of more people to step forward and fill this gap to make sure we do not lose momentum. Can you make a commitment to our daily Minyan?

Chanukah is (almost) HERE…

Can You Find Our Giant Menorahs & Car Menorahs???

The Chabad at La Costa crew has been very busy installing Giant Menorahs all over town (and on top of cars!).

Can you find all 8 of our Giant Menorahs? Here are some hints to help you on your mission:

  • 5 are within the City Limits of Carlsbad.
  • 2 are within the City Limits of Encinitas.
  • 1 is within the City Limits of San Diego (this particular Menorah is in the highest exposure location of any of our Giant Menorahs and probably the highest exposure Menorah in the entire County of San Diego).

Chanukah Fun!

Chinese Family Friday Night Dinner & Board Games - TONIGHT

Everyone knows of the ancient Jewish Tradition of having Chinese Food on December 25th. Well, this year December 23rd (close enough, no?) happens to fall on a Friday – so we will have a beautiful Friday Night Dinner together featuring the most scrumptious Chinese Food. Candle lighting is at 4:30pm, followed by a family-friendly Friday night service.

We will be offering a very special Camp Shabbos during the services for the children!

Dinner will be served at 5:30pm. Following dinner we will have board games available to play together.

The cost to attend is $18 per adult and $10 per child – not to exceed $54 per family. Reservations are necessary to attend by calling 760-943-8891.

The menu for the evening follows:

Fish & Salad

Teriyaki Salmon

Green Salad

Egg Rolls

Crispy Noodles

Duck Sauce

Soup

Chicken Soup with Matzah Balls (aka Chinese Dumplings)

Main Course

Chicken Lo Mein

Beef & Broccoli

Fried Rice

Steamed Rice

Stir Fry Vegetables

Dessert

Fortune Cookies

Almond Cookies

Mandarin Oranges

Grand Chanukah for Families Party @ The Forum THIS MONDAY

Honoring Our Military Heroes

Our Annual Chanukah Festival at the Forum Shops in Carlsbad is scheduled for Monday, December 26th from 4-6pm. We will light a giant Menorah, have all sorts of arts-n-crafts projects, and we will great live entertainment featuring our fabulous clowns Tango and Lomax! This year, to honor our military, we will be having an active-duty armed forces representative to light the menorah. There will be lots of delicious Chanukah treats like jelly doughnuts, homemade latkes with apple sauce, and lots more. Prizes for all the children will be given out and there will be raffles as well. Make your plans now to join us for this wonderful event perfect for the whole family!

Annual Chanukah ‘Fun-Raiser’ @

The Alters’ – Reservations REQUIRED

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Aaron and Naomi Alter have established a beautiful annual tradition for our community as they host a Chanukah Party of epic proportions. Lots of ‘Vegas-style’ games (all for fun) will be available. Prizes for the biggest winners. The entrance fee is $25, which includes all the (strictly Kosher) food and fun you can manage in one night. All proceeds benefit the shul. We will be hosting this lively and enjoyable party on Saturday, December 31st beginning at 7pm. Yes, we realize that it is the secular New Year’s Eve – we thought a beautiful Chanukah party would be a great way to celebrate together and help the shul at the same time. We will have a Havdalah and Menorah Lighting ceremony and then it will be game time. This party is for those 13 and older. To make your reservations or for directions to the Alter’s house please call 760-943-8891 or email RabbiE@ChabadatLaCosta.com.  

MAZEL TOV! Landscape Plans APPROVED (Finally!)

Baruch Hashem, thank G-d, our landscape plans have been approved by the City and we are ready to get started. First, a big shout out to our fantastic landscape architect, Rob Mekjian, who has worked incredibly hard to create a plan that is both beautiful and within our budget! Not only will our landscaping be drought-resistant, it will include Biblical plants and a desert-scape. 

Speaking of budget we are trying to ‘self-perform’ as much of the work as possible so as to minimize costs. That means we are looking for volunteers who have ‘green thumbs’ and are ready to get digging and planting. This volunteering opportunity is also a great way for our high school students to get some of their required volunteer hours that they need.

We are also looking to get as much of the plant material donated as possible. We are proud to announce that Ben Williams will be donating the Queen Palms, and George Reh will be donating the plants and materials needed for our dry river bed. Marco Lunaman has also stepped forward to volunteer his abilities and resources to help make this happen.

If you would like to volunteer or see the plans please email Rabbi Eilfort. The correct email address is RabbiE@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

JLI Course – Concludes this Week

“How Success Thinks”

At the core of “How Success Thinks” are six key productivity concepts, from motivation and goal setting to creativity and relationship building, which explain why some people get so much done. Drawing on 3000 years of Jewish wisdom from the Talmud and Kabbalah – as well as the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics – this eye-opening course explains that the most productive people on earth don’t merely act differently; they view the world, and their choices, in profoundly different ways.

By learning how to cultivate your signature strengths, adopt a growth mind-set, access your inner well of creativity, deal with weaknesses, and overcome procrastination and other obstacles that lie in the way of your success, Jewish wisdom and positive psychology will help you get more of what you want and less of what you don’t.

Wake up and realize your full potential, gain absolute clarity about you’re after and how you’re going to get it, and boost your overall energy and effectiveness as you explore fascinating Jewish insights into the workings of the human psyche.

Sign up today by logging onto www.myjli.com. For more information call 760-943-8891 or email JLI@chabadatlacosta.com. The six-week course began on Tuesday, November 15th at 7pm. The cost is $100 per person, but if you bring a friend you get our buy one get one half off deal.

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

Daily Following Morning Services – Tanya – Chabad Chasidic Philosophy with Rabbi Elia

Shabbat: During Mincha – Women’s Issues with the Rebbetzin

Tuesday: “How Success Thinks” JLI – 7pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

No Hebrew School – Hebrew School This Week

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism.  Our students want to be here!

Mommy & Me

Children learn through play. In a fun group for moms and their babies (ages newborn – 3 years) we encourage your children to discover and explore through interactive and hands-on activities. Let them learn to love our Jewish Heritage.

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Elisheva Baron, Muka Eilfort, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to Ed and Leah Estrin and all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

We remember Mirel Mithers, Oscar Dover, Aaron Samuel Hoffer, Arnold Gross, and all of those who have a Yarzeit this week.

May Fran Sekela, Roz Mintz and Mel Bridge be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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Need a Minyan?

If you need a Minyan to say Kaddish please give the office at least a few days notice. We are happy to provide this important service, but it takes time to arrange enough participants to assure the quorum is present. Please email info@ChabadatLaCosta.com your request.

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

Every Saturday we get together to celebrate the holy Shabbat in song and prayer. Our services are both traditional and user-friendly, as we fully recognize that not everyone has experience ‘Davening’ (praying) in a traditional setting. What those who have joined have found is that the atmosphere in our synagogue is conducive to meaningful meditation. A knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary to participate. In fact, the only thing that is needed is the desire to learn and to connect to the Almighty. It is an enriching experience not to be missed! Shabbat services begin at 10am and conclude at approximately 12:30pm and are followed by a wonderful community lunch. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information. 

To date more than 400 people have used the Chabad code this year (2016)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

 

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

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We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that will shortly be going up. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

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The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email toinfo@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

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Victor Libraty has recently moved to Encinitas and has started a junk hauling and recycling business. Just in time for Pesach! If you have junk that needs to be removed call Victor at 760-815-7004. Tell him you saw his information in the Chabad Weekly Update!

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Hundreds of people see Chabad at La Costa's Weekly Email Update. Those who are looking to effectively promote their business and at the same time support this important community resource are invited to become sponsors for only $50 per month (that's per MONTH, not per week). Call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891 to get your message out there.

Volume 18 Number 11, 16th of Kislev 5777, December 16 '16

Message from the Rabbi
 

Stopped on one occasion by a military policeman for pushing the speed limit by driving 75 miles per hour, when the speed limit was 40, Moshe Dayan, the celebrated Israeli general and war hero, said with a wry smile: "I have only one eye. What do you want me to watch—the speedometer or the road?

In this week’s Torah portion, after they have reconciled, Esau invites his brother Jacob to accompany him on his journey home. Jacob refuses, explaining that, “The children are too young and the cattle too frail”

Considering the magnitude of the offer, Jacob's excuse seems weak at best. Why would he brush off his brother’s generous invitation to reunite their families after so many years of estrangement?

But on a deeper level, what Esau was really offering his brother was an invitation to join his materialistic, narcissistic lifestyle. Esau's lifestyle was one that glorified materialism and brute strength instead of spirituality and moral fortitude. Sensing this, Jacob, immediately rejected the offer, determined to raise his family with G‑d and Torah values front and center—the complete antithesis to Esau's way of life.

True, the path of materialism offers a "quick fix"—instant gratification and security, but Jacob chose the slower “Jewish path” because he understood that in the long run the benefits would be far greater.

While he surely appreciated the value of reuniting with his brother’s family, Jacob feared that travelling together, on his brother’s terms, would present a grave spiritual danger to his family.

When Jacob declined Esau's invitation because, "The children are too young," what he really meant was that he could never allow them to be exposed to his brother's views and lifestyle while they were still young and impressionable. He first needed time to give them a solid foundation of Jewish values and faith in G‑d.

After they spiritually fortified themselves with Torah values in their youth, they would they be emotionally and intellectually prepared to meet up with Esau in adulthood. Only at that point would Jacob be prepared to allow his children to begin a conversation with the narcissistic Esau, because he believed that at that point his children would be strong enough to ultimately influence Esau and bring him around to their way of life.

May soon merit a time when the values of Jacob will prevail, and the world we live in, where unfortunately the values of Esau are currently the norm, will change permanently. As the American poet Robert Frost once said: “I took the one (road) less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”

  Volume 18 Number 11, 16th of Kislev 5777, December 16 '16

Chabad Weekly Update

 

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This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Tom Steiner in honor of his daughter Rebecca’s visit and Yehuda Moyal in honor of his father’s Yarzeit.

Everyone is invited to join us for this beautiful weekly gathering!

A HUGE THANK YOU to those who responded to our request for sponsors! G-d bless!

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If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while and/or if you have a birthday, anniversary, or perhaps a Yarzeit you wish to mark, please respond to this message.

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

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Special Shabbos & Special Guests This Shabbos

This Shabbos we will be discussing the great Chasidic Holiday of the 19th of Kislev (the Chasidic New Year), which we celebrate on Monday. It was on this day that the seminal work of Chasidic Philosophy, the Tanya, was first published. The Tanya’s author, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi (also known as the Alter Rebbe) was liberated from Czarist prison on this day as well.

This Shabbos we will be hosting Rochel Leah and Chaya BatSheva Shapiro, sisters of our beloved Rabbi Michoel Dovid Shapiro.

Be sure to come to shul to learn more about this important day and say ‘hi’ to our guests!

A Heart-Felt Request from the Rabbi

Dear Friends,

As we approach the end of the year it is time to take stock. Just as we are meant to examine ourselves on the Jewish New Year, particularly regarding our spiritual situation, so too we should use the end of the secular year to examine our material situation.

Thank G-d, we live in a place and time of unprecedented wealth and plenty. In all human history there has never been a time of such riches finding their way into the hands of so many. Yet unfortunately, many do not feel rich. Some people choose to focus on that which they do not have instead of that which they do have. For instance, I bet that nobody reading this article is worried about where his next meal is coming from or if he will have a roof over his head next week. These are the types of worries that previous generations had.

Every one of us should feel rich! While it may be true that we would like more (money, clothes, vacations etc.) it would probably be hard to argue that we need more. In the Ethics of Our Fathers (the ethical teachings in Judaism) we are taught; “Who is rich? He who is satisfied with what he has.” He who trains himself to be happy with his lot will be as happy as the richest person on the planet, in fact it can be argued that he is the richest person on the planet.

It is with this in mind that I am asking for your help at this time. Many are thinking ahead to April 15th, Tax Day. Many are now making their decision about how much they want to contribute to a worthy cause and to therefore be able to maximize their tax deductions. I am asking that you include Chabad in your plans.

Your tax-deductible contribution does so much! It enables us to do something as simple as keep the lights on or bring chicken soup to someone who is not well, and it also helps us do something as sublime as teach a child the beauty of his/her heritage or hold inspirational services every Shabbat. Your generous contributions help us do all that we do, which makes you our partner in everything we accomplish. Indeed you are being offered the opportunity of ‘getting in on the ground level’ of the best investment possible; an investment with guaranteed results!

Please take a moment to share your gratitude for all that you have been blessed with by sharing with others. Please take a moment to log onto our secure websitewww.chabadatlacosta.com/donate, and make a profound difference in the life of all those whom we touch. You can also make your donation via check if that is more convenient. 

G-d has given you the ultimate privilege, and that is to be His partner in perfecting this physical and mundane physical world and transforming it into something G-dly and beautiful!

G-d bless you for your generosity and support!

Sincerely,

Rabbi Eilfort

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Haftarah Thought

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

The Parsha Vayishlach discusses the meeting between Yaakov and Esau. After their encounter, each brother created and led separate kingdoms. The sages interpret these historic events as prophecies of the Jews going into exile under pressure of foreign governments. The entire book of Obadiah is the prophetic reading of the Haftora corresponding to the Parsha Vayishlach. It speaks of the nation of Edom, which is derived from the descendants of Esau and its murderous design which lasts historically through the generations. Ultimately, (v. 18) "The house of Jacob will be fire, the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau a straw and they will ignite them and devour them."

Chasidic Gathering Monday @ Chabad of Downtown – Special Guest Speaker Featured

Everyone is invited to join a special Chasidic Gathering (Farbrengen) this coming Monday night, December 19th at 7pm, in honor of the 19th of the Hebrew Month of Kislev (Yud Tes Kislev). The 19th of Kislev is known as the Chasidic New Year and it is customary to celebrate together.

Chabad of Downtown is located at 308 G Street (92101).

There will be a special guest speaker, Rabbi Eli Rubin, who has been a researcher and editor at Chabad.org since 2011. Rabbi Rubin is an expert in the field of the social and intellectual history of Chabad Chasidism. Through his writing, research, and editing he has been involved in numerous successful collaborative endeavors and is an extremely well-informed and interesting speaker.

The Farbrengen is open to men and women at no charge, however, reservations are necessary by emailing us at info@ChabadatLaCosta.com. We hope you will participate in this enriching evening of togetherness and celebration!

Minyan Shaping Up

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We are most proud to announce that our morning Minyan is looking good! In fact, we got a Minyan every day this week. The success is a direct result of the increase in our core group of committed participants. A daily Minyan is a very important service provided by a shul to its local community. Praying with a Minyan is considered a great Mitzvah as it helps our prayers effectiveness (ask the Rabbi for a more complete explanation). It also allows those who need to say Kaddish to do so properly.

We are facing a challenge, as in the coming weeks a couple of our regulars will be out of town (going to Yeshiva programs). We need a couple of more people to step forward and fill this gap to make sure we do not lose momentum. Can you make a commitment to our daily Minyan?

Chanukah is Coming…

Giant Menorahs & Car Menorahs

There is a Mitzvah to ‘advertise’ the Chanukah miracle to the whole world. That is why the Mitzvah is to light the Menorah by the door or window facing outside. Just like the Menorah in the times of the Holy Temple lit up the world, so too do the Menorahs that each of us light illuminate the world. With this in mind Chabads at La Costa and Encinitas will be placing numerous giant Menorahs around town. We are also making available car Menorahs, made by our own Rabbi Sruli, to go on your car – so thousands and thousands of people openly see a reminder of the miracles of Chanukah. Remember, the message of Chanukah is that of ‘right makes might’ and religious freedom! Let us know if you want a car Menorah.

Chanukah Fun!

Chinese Family Friday Night Dinner & Board Games

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Everyone knows of the ancient Jewish Tradition of having Chinese Food on December 25th. Well, this year December 23rd (close enough, no?) happens to fall on a Friday – so we will have a beautiful Friday Night Dinner together featuring the most scrumptious Chinese Food. Candle lighting is at 4:30pm, followed by a family-friendly Friday night service. Dinner will be served at 5:30pm. Following dinner we will have board games available to play together. The cost to attend is $18 per adult and $10 per child – not to exceed $54 per family. Reservations are necessary to attend by calling 760-943-8891.

The menu for the evening follows:

Fish & Salad

Teriyaki Salmon

Green Salad

Egg Rolls

Crispy Noodles

Duck Sauce

Soup

Chicken Soup with Matzah Balls (aka Chinese Dumplings)

Main Course

Chicken Lo Mein

Beef & Broccoli

Fried Rice

Steamed Rice

Stir Fry Vegetables

Dessert

Fortune Cookies

Almond Cookies

Mandarin Oranges

Grand Chanukah for Families Party @ The Forum

Honoring Our Military Heroes

Our Annual Chanukah Festival at the Forum Shops in Carlsbad is scheduled for Monday, December 26th from 4-6pm. We will light a giant Menorah, have all sorts of arts-n-crafts projects, and we will great live entertainment featuring our fabulous clowns Tango and Lomax! This year, to honor our military, we will be having an active-duty armed forces representative to light the menorah. There will be lots of delicious Chanukah treats like jelly doughnuts, homemade latkes with apple sauce, and lots more. Prizes for all the children will be given out and there will be raffles as well. Make your plans now to join us for this wonderful event perfect for the whole family!

Annual Chanukah ‘Fun-Raiser’ @  The Alters’

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Aaron and Naomi Alter have established a beautiful annual tradition for our community as they host a Chanukah Party of epic proportions. Lots of ‘Vegas-style’ games (all for fun) will be available. Prizes for the biggest winners. The entrance fee is $25, which includes all the (strictly Kosher) food and fun you can manage in one night. All proceeds benefit the shul. We will be hosting this lively and enjoyable party on Saturday, December 31st beginning at 7pm. Yes, we realize that it is the secular New Year’s Eve – we thought a beautiful Chanukah party would be a great way to celebrate together and help the shul at the same time. We will have a Havdalah and Menorah Lighting ceremony and then it will be game time. This party is for those 13 and older. To make your reservations or for directions to the Alter’s house please call 760-943-8891 or email RabbiE@ChabadatLaCosta.com.  

MAZEL TOV! Landscape Plans APPROVED (Finally!)

Baruch Hashem, thank G-d, our landscape plans have been approved by the City and we are ready to get started. First, a big shout out to our fantastic landscape architect, Rob Mekjian, who has worked incredibly hard to create a plan that is both beautiful and within our budget! Not only will our landscaping be drought-resistant, it will include Biblical plants and a desert-scape. 

Speaking of budget we are trying to ‘self-perform’ as much of the work as possible so as to minimize costs. That means we are looking for volunteers who have ‘green thumbs’ and are ready to get digging and planting. This volunteering opportunity is also a great way for our high school students to get some of their required volunteer hours that they need.

We are also looking to get as much of the plant material donated as possible. We are proud to announce that Ben Williams will be donating the Queen Palms, and George Reh will be donating the plants and materials needed for our dry river bed. Marco Lunaman has also stepped forward to volunteer his abilities and resources to help make this happen.

If you would like to volunteer or see the plans please email Rabbi Eilfort. The correct email address is RabbiE@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

JLI Course – Continues this Week

“How Success Thinks”

At the core of “How Success Thinks” are six key productivity concepts, from motivation and goal setting to creativity and relationship building, which explain why some people get so much done. Drawing on 3000 years of Jewish wisdom from the Talmud and Kabbalah – as well as the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics – this eye-opening course explains that the most productive people on earth don’t merely act differently; they view the world, and their choices, in profoundly different ways.

By learning how to cultivate your signature strengths, adopt a growth mind-set, access your inner well of creativity, deal with weaknesses, and overcome procrastination and other obstacles that lie in the way of your success, Jewish wisdom and positive psychology will help you get more of what you want and less of what you don’t.

Wake up and realize your full potential, gain absolute clarity about you’re after and how you’re going to get it, and boost your overall energy and effectiveness as you explore fascinating Jewish insights into the workings of the human psyche.

Sign up today by logging onto www.myjli.com. For more information call 760-943-8891 or email JLI@chabadatlacosta.com. The six-week course began on Tuesday, November 15th at 7pm. The cost is $100 per person, but if you bring a friend you get our buy one get one half off deal.

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

Every Saturday we get together to celebrate the holy Shabbat in song and prayer. Our services are both traditional and user-friendly, as we fully recognize that not everyone has experience ‘Davening’ (praying) in a traditional setting. What those who have joined have found is that the atmosphere in our synagogue is conducive to meaningful meditation. A knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary to participate. In fact, the only thing that is needed is the desire to learn and to connect to the Almighty. It is an enriching experience not to be missed! Shabbat services begin at 10am and conclude at approximately 12:30pm and are followed by a wonderful community lunch. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

To date more than 400 people have used the Chabad code this year (2016)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

Daily Following Morning Services – Tanya – Chabad Chasidic Philosophy with Rabbi Elia

Shabbat: During Mincha – Women’s Issues with the Rebbetzin

Tuesday: “How Success Thinks” JLI – 7pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Hebrew School – Hebrew School This Week 

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Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism.  Our students want to be here!

Mommy & Me

Mom & Tot header.JPGChildren learn through play. In a fun group for moms and their babies (ages newborn – 3 years) we encourage your children to discover and explore through interactive and hands-on activities. Let them learn to love our Jewish Heritage. 

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Elisheva Baron, Muka Eilfort, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to Ed and Leah Estrin and all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

We remember Mirel Mithers, Oscar Dover, Aaron Samuel Hoffer, Arnold Gross, and all of those who have a Yarzeit this week.

May Fran Sekela, Roz Mintz and Mel Bridge be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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Need a Minyan?

If you need a Minyan to say Kaddish please give the office at least a few days notice. We are happy to provide this important service, but it takes time to arrange enough participants to assure the quorum is present. Please email info@ChabadatLaCosta.com your request.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that will shortly be going up. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

Please Patronize Our Sponsors

Your Chabad Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker

Jonathan Rozansky is a licensed realtor and mortgage professional.

Whether you are Selling, Buying or Refinancing your home, do not proceed without calling Jonathan Rozansky first.  Jonathan will look out for your best interest and can answer all your real estate and financing questions.   Call for a free market analysis report today.

Jonathan Rozansky

Direct (619) 392-1234

jon@rozanskyteam.com

www.rozanskyteam.com

DRE. # 01754457

NMLS ID : 315987

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being is a personalized, proactive, patient-centered medical practice with a unique focus on Integrative Endocrinology. Dr. Danielle Weiss takes a holistic approach to the patient and their health condition. She harnesses the physical, social, and spiritual aspects of healing. Dr. Weiss prides herself on spending time truly listening to your concerns and needs. She uses a team approach to develop a plan to address these issues together.

 http://www.centerforhormonalhealth.com/

Ron Lewis Insurance Services

760.525.5769 / RonLewisInsurance@yahoo.com

Specializing in Medicare Supplements, Long-term care (LTC) plans, Individual health plans, Dental, and Term life insurance.

Need health or life insurance or know someone who does? If so, please visithttp://InsuranceProductQuotes.com and get plan and rate comparisons INSTANTLY from the major insurance carriers in California and Washington. Apply directly online or call for more information. There is no charge for this service!

Interested in having long-term care insurance WITHOUT purchasing an expensive LTC insurance plan? Watch this 10 minute video:

http://www.westlandinc.com/downloads/10MinMG/player.html

Neal Sperling Business Development

Highly talented, highly experienced business development/marketing consultant to wide range of businesses and non-profits can help you to find innovative new ways to raise money, launch, brand, market, sell, merchandise, and promote your products, services, and organization. Has written and improved wide variety of business plans, marketing plans, obtained major grants/new funding for a wide variety of ventures. Has unique ability to study most any business, quickly and creatively identify new sources of potential revenue, reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and drive more sales in the quickest time frames. Recognized expert on how to drive new sales via the internet. Acclaimed speaker to Southern California business groups, and particularly known for being a great “connector” with ability to introduce you to a wide variety of hard-to-reach decision-makers in various fields. Strong background in consumer products, medical products, high tech, "clean tech," "green" products, non-profits, much more. Call for details: cell: 818-219-9585.

Dream Home Cinema

*Family Room Surround

*Wholesale House Audio

*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz: 760-415-8742

Joseph@DreamHomeCinema.com

Energy, Health, Weight Loss

I help people get resultswith having more energy, losing weightand improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-63+5-3405. For free samples, including Power Breakfast, call me or fill out contact info at www.FeelGreatSamples.com. For Skin Care samples,www.MySkinCareSurvey.com.

Your referrals are appreciated.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

Victor Libraty has recently moved to Encinitas and has started a junk hauling and recycling business. Just in time for Pesach! If you have junk that needs to be removed call Victor at 760-815-7004. Tell him you saw his information in the Chabad Weekly Update!

Cost Effective Advertising Available HERE

Hundreds of people see Chabad at La Costa's Weekly Email Update. Those who are looking to effectively promote their business and at the same time support this important community resource are invited to become sponsors for only $50 per month (that's per MONTH, not per week). Call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891 to get your message out there.

2nd of Kislev 5777, December 2nd '16

Message from the Rabbi
 

I recently heard a report on how some earthquakes that rocked California around a century ago may have been caused by oil drilling that took place in what has since become part of L.A.

Apparently, digging deep into the ground can have very dire consequences. But then, it also has wonderful results. Our mines produce fuel, precious stones, metals and more. Many people rely on wells for lifegiving water.

Digging deep is dangerous, but it is often crucial and rewarding.

This week we read about Isaac, sandwiched between Abraham and Jacob. The Torah tells us very little about him, save for his propensity for digging wells, particularly those that Abraham had dug before him.

The wells brought significant hardship, as other quarreled with him over the wells, claiming them as their own. But Isaac persevered, digging and digging, never giving up.

There is a well deep within us, full of the most amazing goodness. But we need to dig down to reach it.

Through hard work, faith, optimism, and consistency, we can dig deep into our personalities and discover strengths we never knew we had.

Let’s start digging.

  Volume 18 Number 9, 2nd of Kislev 5777, December 2nd '16

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush Cup

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Muka Eilfort, and the Eilfort family,  in honor of her 20th birthday.

Everyone is invited to join us for this beautiful weekly gathering!

Kiddush Sponsorship

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while and/or if you have a birthday, anniversary, or perhaps a Yarzeit you wish to mark, please respond to this message.

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Chanukah is Coming…

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Build-Your-Own Menorah @ The Home Depot, Encinitas – THIS SUNDAY 

Last year was a smashing success so we are going for seconds! Sunday, December 4th we are having a program designed for the enjoyment of the whole family. The Home Depot in Encinitas (1001 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas) is again sponsoring this creative hands-on activity that children of all ages love. We will meet in the Home Depot parking lot, in the designated area. All of the materials, including paint, wood, tools etc., will be provided. All you need to bring is a smile, and perhaps some clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on. We will also be collecting unwrapped, new Chanukah gifts for underprivileged children and for the children in Israel whose homes burnt down. Please RSVP at 760-943-8891

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Giant Menorahs & Car Menorahs

Gears (animated)There is a Mitzvah to ‘advertise’ the Chanukah miracle to the whole world. That is why the Mitzvah is to light the Menorah by the door or window facing outside. Just like the Menorah in the times of the Holy Temple lit up the world, so too do the Menorahs that each of us light illuminate the world. With this in mind Chabads at La Costa and Encinitas will be placing numerous giant Menorahs around town. We are also making available car Menorahs, that our own Rabbi Sruli made, to go on your car – so thousands and thousands of people openly see a reminder of the miracles of Chanukah. Remember, the message of Chanukah is that of ‘right makes might’ and religious freedom! Let us know if you want a car Menorah.

Chanukah Fun!

Grand Chanukah Party @ The Forum

Our Annual Chanukah Festival at the Forum Shops in Carlsbad is scheduled for Monday, December 26th from 4-6pm. We will light a giant Menorah, have all sorts of arts-n-crafts projects, and we will great live entertainment featuring our fabulous clowns Tango and Lomax! This year, to honor our military, we will be having an active-duty armed forces representative to light the menorah. There will be lots of delicious Chanukah treats like jelly doughnuts, homemade latkes with apple sauce, and lots more. Prizes for all the children will be given out and there will be raffles as well. Make your plans now to join us for this wonderful event perfect for the whole family!

Chinese Friday Night Dinner & Community Board Games

Everyone knows of the ancient Jewish Tradition of having Chinese Food on December 25th. Well, this year December 23rd (close enough, no?) happens to fall on a Friday – so we will have a beautiful Friday Night Dinner together featuring the most scrumptious Chinese Food. Candle lighting is at 4:30pm, followed by a family-friendly Friday night service. Dinner will be served at 5:30pm. Following dinner we will have board games available to play together. The cost to attend is $18 per adult and $10 per child – not to exceed $54 per family. Reservations are necessary to attend by calling 760-943-8891.

Annual Chanukah ‘Fun-Raiser’ @

The Alter’s

Aaron and Naomi Alter have established a beautiful annual tradition for our community as they host a Chanukah Party of epic proportions. Lots of ‘Vegas-style’ games (all for fun) will be available. Prizes for the biggest winners. The entrance fee is $25, which includes all the (strictly Kosher) food and fun you can manage in one night. All proceeds benefit the shul. We will be hosting this lively and enjoyable party on Saturday, December 31st beginning at 7pm. Yes, we realize that it is the secular New Year’s Eve – we thought a beautiful Chanukah party would be a great way to celebrate together and help the shul at the same time. We will have a Havdalah and Menorah Lighting ceremony and then it will be game time. This party is for those 13 and older. To make your reservations or for directions to the Alter’s house please call 760-943-8891 or email RabbiE@ChabadatLaCosta.com.   

A Heart-Felt Request from the Rabbi

Dear Friends,

As we approach the end of the year it is time to take stock. Just as we are meant to examine ourselves on the Jewish New Year, particularly regarding our spiritual situation, so too we should use the end of the secular year to examine our material situation.

Thank G-d, we live in a place and time of unprecedented wealth and plenty. In all human history there has never been a time of such riches finding their way into the hands of so many. Yet unfortunately, many do not feel rich. Some people choose to focus on that which they do not have instead of that which they do have. For instance, I bet that nobody reading this article is worried about where his next meal is coming from or if he will have a roof over his head next week. These are the types of worries that previous generations had.

Every one of us should feel rich! While it may be true that we would like more (money, clothes, vacations etc.) it would probably be hard to argue that we need more. In the Ethics of Our Fathers (the ethical teachings in Judaism) we are taught; “Who is rich? He who is satisfied with what he has.” He who trains himself to be happy with his lot will be as happy as the richest person on the planet, in fact it can be argued that he is the richest person on the planet.

Gears (animated)It is with this in mind that I am asking for your help at this time. Many are thinking ahead to April 15th, Tax Day. Many are now making their decision about how much they want to contribute to a worthy cause and to therefore be able to maximize their tax deductions. I am asking that you include Chabad in your plans.

Your tax-deductible contribution does so much! It enables us to do something as simple as keep the lights on or bring chicken soup to someone who is not well, and it also helps us do something as sublime as teach a child the beauty of his/her heritage or hold inspirational services every Shabbat. Your generous contributions help us do all that we do, which makes you our partner in everything we accomplish. Indeed you are being offered the opportunity of ‘getting in on the ground level’ of the best investment possible; an investment with guaranteed results!

Please take a moment to share your gratitude for all that you have been blessed with by sharing with others. Please take a moment to log onto our secure website www.chabadatlacosta.com/donate, and make a profound difference in the life of all those whom we touch. You can also make your donation via check if that is more convenient. 

G-d has given you the ultimate privilege, and that is to be His partner in perfecting this physical and mundane physical world and transforming it into something G-dly and beautiful!

G-d bless you for your generosity and support!

Sincerely,

Rabbi Eilfort

MAZEL TOV! Landscape Plans APPROVED (Finally!)

Baruch Hashem, thank G-d, our landscape plans have been approved by the City and we are ready to get started. First, a big shout out to our fantastic landscape architect, Rob Mekjian, who has worked incredibly hard to create a plan that is both beautiful and within our budget! Not only will our landscaping be drought-resistant, it will include Biblical plants and a desert-scape.  

Speaking of budget we are trying to ‘self-perform’ as much of the work as possible so as to minimize costs. That means we are looking for volunteers who have ‘green thumbs’ and are ready to get digging and planting. This volunteering opportunity is also a great way for our high school students to get some of their required volunteer hours that they need.

We are also looking to get as much of the plant material donated as possible. We are proud to announce that Ben Williams will be donating the Queen Palms, and George Reh will be donating the plants and materials needed for our dry river bed. Marco Lunaman has also stepped forward to volunteer his abilities and resources to help make this happen.

If you would like to volunteer or see the plans please email Rabbi Eilfort. The correct email address is RabbiE@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

JLI Course - Continues This Week

“How Success Thinks”

At the core of “How Success Thinks” are six key productivity concepts, from motivation and goal setting to creativity and relationship building, which explain why some people get so much done. Drawing on 3000 years of Jewish wisdom from the Talmud and Kabbalah – as well as the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics – this eye-opening course explains that the most productive people on earth don’t merely act differently; they view the world, and their choices, in profoundly different ways.

By learning how to cultivate your signature strengths, adopt a growth mind-set, access your inner well of creativity, deal with weaknesses, and overcome procrastination and other obstacles that lie in the way of your success, Jewish wisdom and positive psychology will help you get more of what you want and less of what you don’t.

Wake up and realize your full potential, gain absolute clarity about you’re after and how you’re going to get it, and boost your overall energy and effectiveness as you explore fascinating Jewish insights into the workings of the human psyche.

Sign up today by logging onto www.myjli.com. For more information call 760-943-8891 or email JLI@chabadatlacosta.com. The six-week course began on Tuesday, November 15th at 7pm. The cost is $100 per person, but if you bring a friend you get our buy one get one half off deal.

THIS COURSE IS NOT TO BE MISSED.

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

Every Saturday we get together to celebrate the holy Shabbat in song and prayer. Our services are both traditional and user-friendly, as we fully recognize that not everyone has experience ‘Davening’ (praying) in a traditional setting. What those who have joined have found is that the atmosphere in our synagogue is conducive to meaningful meditation. A knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary to participate. In fact, the only thing that is needed is the desire to learn and to connect to the Almighty. It is an enriching experience not to be missed! Shabbat services begin at 10am and conclude at approximately 12:30pm and are followed by a wonderful community lunch. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

To date more than 400 people have used the Chabad code this year (2016)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

Shabbat: During Mincha – Women’s Issues with the Rebbetzin

Tuesday: “How Success Thinks” JLI – 7pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Hebrew School – Meet at  Hebrew School before Home Depot 

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism.  Our students want to be here!

Mommy & Me

Children learn through play. In a fun group for moms and their babies (ages newborn – 3 years) we encourage your children to discover and explore through interactive and hands-on activities. Let them learn to love our Jewish Heritage. 

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Sam Alter, Seth Golub, Julia Horowitz, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

We remember Lou Chaves, Etta Weksler, Delores Magnes, William Weill, and all of those who have a Yarzeit this week.

May Fran Sekela, Roz Mintz and Mel Bridge be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

###

Need a Minyan?

If you need a Minyan to say Kaddish please give the office at least a few days notice. We are happy to provide this important service, but it takes time to arrange enough participants to assure the quorum is present. Please email info@ChabadatLaCosta.com your request.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that will shortly be going up. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

Please Patronize Our Sponsors

Your Chabad Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker

Jonathan Rozansky is a licensed realtor and mortgage professional.

Whether you are Selling, Buying or Refinancing your home, do not proceed without calling Jonathan Rozansky first.  Jonathan will look out for your best interest and can answer all your real estate and financing questions.   Call for a free market analysis report today.

Jonathan Rozansky

Direct (619) 392-1234

jon@rozanskyteam.com

www.rozanskyteam.com

DRE. # 01754457

NMLS ID : 315987

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being is a personalized, proactive, patient-centered medical practice with a unique focus on Integrative Endocrinology. Dr. Danielle Weiss takes a holistic approach to the patient and their health condition. She harnesses the physical, social, and spiritual aspects of healing. Dr. Weiss prides herself on spending time truly listening to your concerns and needs. She uses a team approach to develop a plan to address these issues together.

 http://www.centerforhormonalhealth.com/

Ron Lewis Insurance Services

760.525.5769 / RonLewisInsurance@yahoo.com

Specializing in Medicare Supplements, Long-term care (LTC) plans, Individual health plans, Dental, and Term life insurance.

Need health or life insurance or know someone who does? If so, please visit http://InsuranceProductQuotes.com and get plan and rate comparisons INSTANTLY from the major insurance carriers in California and Washington. Apply directly online or call for more information. There is no charge for this service!

Interested in having long-term care insurance WITHOUT purchasing an expensive LTC insurance plan? Watch this 10 minute video:

http://www.westlandinc.com/downloads/10MinMG/player.html

Neal Sperling Business Development

Highly talented, highly experienced business development/marketing consultant to wide range of businesses and non-profits can help you to find innovative new ways to raise money, launch, brand, market, sell, merchandise, and promote your products, services, and organization. Has written and improved wide variety of business plans, marketing plans, obtained major grants/new funding for a wide variety of ventures. Has unique ability to study most any business, quickly and creatively identify new sources of potential revenue, reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and drive more sales in the quickest time frames. Recognized expert on how to drive new sales via the internet. Acclaimed speaker to Southern California business groups, and particularly known for being a great “connector” with ability to introduce you to a wide variety of hard-to-reach decision-makers in various fields. Strong background in consumer products, medical products, high tech, "clean tech," "green" products, non-profits, much more. Call for details: cell: 818-219-9585.

Dream Home Cinema

*Family Room Surround

*Wholesale House Audio

*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz: 760-415-8742

Joseph@DreamHomeCinema.com

Energy, Health, Weight Loss

I help people get resultswith having more energy, losing weightand improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-63+5-3405. For free samples, including Power Breakfast, call me or fill out contact info at www.FeelGreatSamples.com. For Skin Care samples, www.MySkinCareSurvey.com.

Your referrals are appreciated.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

Victor Libraty has recently moved to Encinitas and has started a junk hauling and recycling business. Just in time for Pesach! If you have junk that needs to be removed call Victor at 760-815-7004. Tell him you saw his information in the Chabad Weekly Update!

Cost Effective Advertising Available HERE

Hundreds of people see Chabad at La Costa's Weekly Email Update. Those who are looking to effectively promote their business and at the same time support this important community resource are invited to become sponsors for only $50 per month (that's per MONTH, not per week). Call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891 to get your message out there.

24th of Cheshvan 5777, November 25th '16

Message from the Rabbi
 

This is the week. Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis from all over the globe are converging in New York for a weekend of learning, inspiration, networking, praying and more.

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Just being in a room with so many rabbis and lay leaders from all over the world is electrifying. The food, the speeches, the music, and even the socializing are secondary to the magic of the bigness of it all.

It’s not about what you do so much as whom you do it with.

We see this very clearly in this week’s portion where we read how Rebecca came to join Abraham’s household as Isaac’s wife.

She was a righteous girl all along, kind and caring to the extreme. Yet it was only when she was together with Isaac that certain miracles begin to happen to her. Her Shabbat candles last all week, her bread is blessed, and a cloud hovers over her tent.

Alone, she was great; but with Isaac, everything clicked into place.

  Volume 18 Number 8, 24th of Cheshvan 5777, November 25th '16

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush Cup

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by the Alter Family in loving memory of Doris Markus (Naomi’s mother) on her Yarzeit.

Everyone is invited to join us for this beautiful weekly gathering!

Kiddush Sponsorship

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while and/or if you have a birthday, anniversary, or perhaps a Yarzeit you wish to mark, please respond to this message.

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

JLI Course - No Class this  Week

“How Success Thinks”

HST2.jpg

At the core of “How Success Thinks” are six key productivity concepts, from motivation and goal setting to creativity and relationship building, which explain why some people get so much done. Drawing on 3000 years of Jewish wisdom from the Talmud and Kabbalah – as well as the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics – this eye-opening course explains that the most productive people on earth don’t merely act differently; they view the world, and their choices, in profoundly different ways.

By learning how to cultivate your signature strengths, adopt a growth mind-set, access your inner well of creativity, deal with weaknesses, and overcome procrastination and other obstacles that lie in the way of your success, Jewish wisdom and positive psychology will help you get more of what you want and less of what you don’t.

Wake up and realize your full potential, gain absolute clarity about you’re after and how you’re going to get it, and boost your overall energy and effectiveness as you explore fascinating Jewish insights into the workings of the human psyche.

Sign up today by logging onto www.myjli.com. For more information call 760-943-8891 or email JLI@chabadatlacosta.com. The six-week course began on Tuesday, November 15th at 7pm. The cost is $100 per person, but if you bring a friend you get our buy one get one half off deal.

Paint Night Rosh Chodesh – THIS WEEK – RESERVE IMMEDIATELY

Paint.pngGathering for Women

Last year the women of our Rosh Chodesh group had a great time with Erica Wolfsen for an evening of wine and painting. Erica is an expert teacher who can help even the least artistic paint beautifully. The experience is enhanced as fine wine is enjoyed creating an atmosphere rich in content and joy at the same time.

Mark your calendars now for Tuesday, November 29th (Erev Rosh Chodesh Kislev) at 7pm for this exquisite evening. The all-inclusive cost is $36 per person. Everyone will go home with their own painting! Reservations are necessary by calling Nechama at 760-943-8891, or via email atNMOME@SBCGlobal.net. Bring your friends!

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

Every Saturday we get together to celebrate the holy Shabbat in song and prayer. Our services are both traditional and user-friendly, as we fully recognize that not everyone has experience ‘Davening’ (praying) in a traditional setting. What those who have joined have found is that the atmosphere in our synagogue is conducive to meaningful meditation. A knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary to participate. In fact, the only thing that is needed is the desire to learn and to connect to the Almighty. It is an enriching experience not to be missed! Shabbat services begin at 10am and conclude at approximately 12:30pm and are followed by a wonderful community lunch. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

To date more than 400 people have used the Chabad code this year (2016)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

Shabbat: During Mincha – Women’s Issues with the Rebbetzin

Tuesday – Rosh Chodesh Paint Night 7pm

Canceled - Tuesday: “How Success Thinks” JLI – 7pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Hebrew School – No Hebrew School This Week

CCHS logo small.jpgGive your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism.  Our students want to be here!

Mommy & Me

Mom & Tot header.JPGChildren learn through play. In a fun group for moms and their babies (ages newborn – 3 years) we encourage your children to discover and explore through interactive and hands-on activities. Let them learn to love our Jewish Heritage. 

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Mendel Eilfort and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

We remember Doris Marcus, Kurt Lederer, and all of those who have a Yarzeit this week.

May Fran Sekela, Roz Mintz and Mel Bridge be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

###

Need a Minyan?

If you need a Minyan to say Kaddish please give the office at least a few days notice. We are happy to provide this important service, but it takes time to arrange enough participants to assure the quorum is present. Please email info@ChabadatLaCosta.com your request.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit. 

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that will shortly be going up. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email toinfo@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

Please Patronize Our Sponsors

Your Chabad Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker

Jonathan Rozansky is a licensed realtor and mortgage professional.

Whether you are Selling, Buying or Refinancing your home, do not proceed without calling Jonathan Rozansky first.  Jonathan will look out for your best interest and can answer all your real estate and financing questions.   Call for a free market analysis report today.

Jonathan Rozansky

Direct (619) 392-1234

jon@rozanskyteam.com

www.rozanskyteam.com

DRE. # 01754457

NMLS ID : 315987

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being is a personalized, proactive, patient-centered medical practice with a unique focus on Integrative Endocrinology. Dr. Danielle Weiss takes a holistic approach to the patient and their health condition. She harnesses the physical, social, and spiritual aspects of healing. Dr. Weiss prides herself on spending time truly listening to your concerns and needs. She uses a team approach to develop a plan to address these issues together.

 http://www.centerforhormonalhealth.com/

Ron Lewis Insurance Services

760.525.5769 / RonLewisInsurance@yahoo.com

Specializing in Medicare Supplements, Long-term care (LTC) plans, Individual health plans, Dental, and Term life insurance.

Need health or life insurance or know someone who does? If so, please visit http://InsuranceProductQuotes.com and get plan and rate comparisons INSTANTLY from the major insurance carriers in California and Washington. Apply directly online or call for more information. There is no charge for this service!

Interested in having long-term care insurance WITHOUT purchasing an expensive LTC insurance plan? Watch this 10 minute video:

http://www.westlandinc.com/downloads/10MinMG/player.html

Neal Sperling Business Development

Highly talented, highly experienced business development/marketing consultant to wide range of businesses and non-profits can help you to find innovative new ways to raise money, launch, brand, market, sell, merchandise, and promote your products, services, and organization. Has written and improved wide variety of business plans, marketing plans, obtained major grants/new funding for a wide variety of ventures. Has unique ability to study most any business, quickly and creatively identify new sources of potential revenue, reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and drive more sales in the quickest time frames. Recognized expert on how to drive new sales via the internet. Acclaimed speaker to Southern California business groups, and particularly known for being a great “connector” with ability to introduce you to a wide variety of hard-to-reach decision-makers in various fields. Strong background in consumer products, medical products, high tech, "clean tech," "green" products, non-profits, much more. Call for details: cell: 818-219-9585.

Dream Home Cinema

*Family Room Surround

*Wholesale House Audio

*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz: 760-415-8742

Joseph@DreamHomeCinema.com

Energy, Health, Weight Loss

I help people get resultswith having more energy, losing weightand improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-63+5-3405. For free samples, including Power Breakfast, call me or fill out contact info at www.FeelGreatSamples.com. For Skin Care samples,www.MySkinCareSurvey.com.

Your referrals are appreciated.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

Victor Libraty has recently moved to Encinitas and has started a junk hauling and recycling business. Just in time for Pesach! If you have junk that needs to be removed call Victor at 760-815-7004. Tell him you saw his information in the Chabad Weekly Update!

Cost Effective Advertising Available HERE

Hundreds of people see Chabad at La Costa's Weekly Email Update. Those who are looking to effectively promote their business and at the same time support this important community resource are invited to become sponsors for only $50 per month (that's per MONTH, not per week). Call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891 to get your message out there.

17th of Cheshvan 5777, Nov. 18 '16

Message from the Rabbi
 

There is an old Chassidic saying: Love those whom G‑d loves, and G‑d will love you. Do a favor to those whom G‑d loves, and G‑d will favor you.

Who are “those whom G‑d loves?” They are none other than His children, every member of humanity. Every parent appreciates the teacher who goes the extra step to make sure that their child is happy, stimulated, safe,and learning in class. What’s good for the child is good for the parent. And when we do good for our fellows, we are serving G‑d in the deepest way possible.

This explains an anomaly in this week’s Torah portion.

Abrahams-Tent_art.jpgAbraham was in middle of a conversation with G‑d when he suddenly saw some travelers. Begging G‑d’s pardon, he went out to greet them.What? Leave a tête-à-tête with G‑d to serve some traveling vagabonds?

Abraham knew the truth. These travelers—indeed all people—were G‑d’s children, and serving G‑d’s children is the best thing one can ever do.

  Volume 18 Number 7, 17th of Cheshvan 5777, Nov. 18 '16

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush CupKiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Rusty & Marianne Rack in honor of the Yarzeit of Rusty’s father, Josef Armand Rack.

Everyone is invited to join us for this beautiful weekly gathering!

Kiddush Sponsorship

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while and/or if you have a birthday, anniversary, or perhaps a Yarzeit you wish to mark, please respond to this message.

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Teen Group Meeting/Outing Planned

Teen Cook-OUT.pngRabbi Elia and Rebbetzin Chaya are working diligently to create a very exciting Teen Club for the Jewish Youth in Carlsbad and Encinitas. The Club will engage in Social Service as well as entertaining activities. There will even be some educational opportunities involved.

All Jewish youth, aged 13 – 17 are encouraged to come to a special cookout on Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, on Sunday, November 20th. The group will first get meet at the Shul and then go together to the beach. It will be chilly so dress warmly. While together the group will plan upcoming events and discuss how exactly they want this Club to work. There is no charge to participate in what promises to be an enjoyable event for our teens. Call Rabbi Elia at 760-586-6192 for further information. It is time to begin inviting our Jewish friends to join the Club! Check out www.cteen.org

New JLI Course Continues

“How Success Thinks”

HST2.jpgAt the core of “How Success Thinks” are six key productivity concepts, from motivation and goal setting to creativity and relationship building, which explain why some people get so much done. Drawing on 3000 years of Jewish wisdom from the Talmud and Kabbalah – as well as the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics – this eye-opening course explains that the most productive people on earth don’t merely act differently; they view the world, and their choices, in profoundly different ways.

By learning how to cultivate your signature strengths, adopt a growth mind-set, access your inner well of creativity, deal with weaknesses, and overcome procrastination and other obstacles that lie in the way of your success, Jewish wisdom and positive psychology will help you get more of what you want and less of what you don’t.

Wake up and realize your full potential, gain absolute clarity about you’re after and how you’re going to get it, and boost your overall energy and effectiveness as you explore fascinating Jewish insights into the workings of the human psyche.

Sign up today by logging onto www.myjli.com. For more information call 760-943-8891 or email JLI@chabadatlacosta.com. The six-week course began on Tuesday, November 15th at 7pm. The cost is $100 per person, but if you bring a friend you get our buy one get one half off deal.

Paint Night Rosh Chodesh

Gathering for Women

Paint.pngLast year the women of our Rosh Chodesh group had a great time with Erica Wolfsen for an evening of wine and painting. Erica is an expert teacher who can help even the least artistic paint beautifully. The experience is enhanced as fine wine is enjoyed creating an atmosphere rich in content and joy at the same time.

Mark your calendars now for Tuesday, November 29th (Erev Rosh Chodesh Kislev) at 7pm for this exquisite evening. The all-inclusive cost is $25 per person. Everyone will go home with their own painting! Reservations are necessary by calling Nechama at 760-943-8891, or via email atNMOME@SBCGlobal.net. Bring your friends!

 

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

Every Saturday we get together to celebrate the holy Shabbat in song and prayer. Our services are both traditional and user-friendly, as we fully recognize that not everyone has experience ‘Davening’ (praying) in a traditional setting. What those who have joined have found is that the atmosphere in our synagogue is conducive to meaningful meditation. A knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary to participate. In fact, the only thing that is needed is the desire to learn and to connect to the Almighty. It is an enriching experience not to be missed! Shabbat services begin at 10am and conclude at approximately 12:30pm and are followed by a wonderful community lunch. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

La Costa logo.jpgWe are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

To date more than 400 people have used the Chabad code this year (2016)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

Shabbat: During Mincha – Women’s Issues with the Rebbetzin

Tuesday: “How Success Thinks” JLI – 7pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Hebrew School

CCHS logo small.jpgGive your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism.  Our students want to be here!

Mom & Tot logo.JPG

Mommy & Me

Do you have a baby? Know someone with a baby? Come and have fun! Every Thursday 2-3 PM we encourage your childrenages newborn – 3 years to discover and explore through interactive and hands-on activities. Let them learn to love our Jewish Heritage. 

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Jadon Rivkin and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to Art and Joan Markovits, and all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

We remember Armand Rack, Sovely Driker, Doris Marcus, and all of those who have a Yarzeit this week.

May Fran Sekela, Roz Mintz and Mel Bridge be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

###

Need a Minyan?

If you need a Minyan to say Kaddish please give the office at least a few days notice. We are happy to provide this important service, but it takes time to arrange enough participants to assure the quorum is present. Please email info@ChabadatLaCosta.com your request.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

memorial-plates-250x250.jpg 

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that will shortly be going up. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

donor leaf.jpg 

The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email toinfo@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

No phones.jpg

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

Please Patronize Our Sponsors

Your Chabad Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker

Jonathan Rozansky is a licensed realtor and mortgage professional.

Whether you are Selling, Buying or Refinancing your home, do not proceed without calling Jonathan Rozansky first.  Jonathan will look out for your best interest and can answer all your real estate and financing questions.   Call for a free market analysis report today.

Jonathan Rozansky

Direct (619) 392-1234

jon@rozanskyteam.com

www.rozanskyteam.com

DRE. # 01754457

NMLS ID : 315987

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being is a personalized, proactive, patient-centered medical practice with a unique focus on Integrative Endocrinology. Dr. Danielle Weiss takes a holistic approach to the patient and their health condition. She harnesses the physical, social, and spiritual aspects of healing. Dr. Weiss prides herself on spending time truly listening to your concerns and needs. She uses a team approach to develop a plan to address these issues together.

 http://www.centerforhormonalhealth.com/

Ron Lewis Insurance Services

760.525.5769 / RonLewisInsurance@yahoo.com

Specializing in Medicare Supplements, Long-term care (LTC) plans, Individual health plans, Dental, and Term life insurance.

Need health or life insurance or know someone who does? If so, please visit http://InsuranceProductQuotes.com and get plan and rate comparisons INSTANTLY from the major insurance carriers in California and Washington. Apply directly online or call for more information. There is no charge for this service!

Interested in having long-term care insurance WITHOUT purchasing an expensive LTC insurance plan? Watch this 10 minute video:

http://www.westlandinc.com/downloads/10MinMG/player.html

Neal Sperling Business Development

Highly talented, highly experienced business development/marketing consultant to wide range of businesses and non-profits can help you to find innovative new ways to raise money, launch, brand, market, sell, merchandise, and promote your products, services, and organization. Has written and improved wide variety of business plans, marketing plans, obtained major grants/new funding for a wide variety of ventures. Has unique ability to study most any business, quickly and creatively identify new sources of potential revenue, reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and drive more sales in the quickest time frames. Recognized expert on how to drive new sales via the internet. Acclaimed speaker to Southern California business groups, and particularly known for being a great “connector” with ability to introduce you to a wide variety of hard-to-reach decision-makers in various fields. Strong background in consumer products, medical products, high tech, "clean tech," "green" products, non-profits, much more. Call for details: cell: 818-219-9585.

Dream Home Cinema

*Family Room Surround

*Wholesale House Audio

*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz: 760-415-8742

Joseph@DreamHomeCinema.com

Energy, Health, Weight Loss

I help people get resultswith having more energy, losing weightand improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-63+5-3405. For free samples, including Power Breakfast, call me or fill out contact info at www.FeelGreatSamples.com. For Skin Care samples,www.MySkinCareSurvey.com.

Your referrals are appreciated.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

Victor Libraty has recently moved to Encinitas and has started a junk hauling and recycling business. Just in time for Pesach! If you have junk that needs to be removed call Victor at 760-815-7004. Tell him you saw his information in the Chabad Weekly Update!

Cost Effective Advertising Available HERE

Hundreds of people see Chabad at La Costa's Weekly Email Update. Those who are looking to effectively promote their business and at the same time support this important community resource are invited to become sponsors for only $50 per month (that's per MONTH, not per week). Call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891 to get your message out there.

10th of Cheshvan 5777, November 11th '16

Message from the Rabbi
 

It seems as if wanderlust is almost built into the Jewish DNA. After millennia of wandering from Judea to Persia, to Babylon, to the Iberian Peninsula, to Northern Europe, and then to North America (with many more stops along the way), we’ve almost accepted it as a matter of fact that we will soon need to pick up and move again.

And it all began in this week’s Torah portion. G-d told Abraham to leave his homeland and travel to the land of Canaan. Shortly thereafter, famine forces him down to Egypt. And that was just the beginning…

These travels had deep meaning in them. In every place he went, Abraham declared G-d’s unity and invited others to accept Him as the Creator of heaven and earth

suitcase-2.jpgSame can be said for our national sojourns that have spanned the millennia and the continents. Wherever we went, we brought Torah, morality and G-dliness.

Sometime soon, the world will be so suffused with G-dly light that we will have completed the mission Abraham began so long ago. And then “the L-rd will be one and His name will be one.” May it happen immediately. Amen!

  Volume 18 Number 6, 10th of Cheshvan 5777, November 11th '16

Chabad Weekly Update

 

No Politics This Shabbos

Emotions are running very high following this week's historic election. There is an unfortunate divide in our nation and even amongst our people. In the spirit of  Shabbos we are calling for unity. Therefore it is better that all political discussions be left at home. PLEASE - no discussions about politics this week. Let the healing begin!

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Rabbi and Mrs. Eilfort in memory of David Eilfort’s Yahrzeit.

Personal note from the Rabbi: Please join me this Shabbos in honoring my father’s memory. We will make a LeChaim in his honor and I will share some interesting stories about him. Your presence will enhance the day.

Everyone is invited to join us for this beautiful weekly gathering!

Kiddush Sponsorship

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while and/or if you have a birthday, anniversary, or perhaps a Yahrzeit you wish to mark, please respond to this message.

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

  Thank You to Our Veterans!

On this Veteran's Day we join together in acknowledging and thanking all of the Veterans in this great country who have made very real sacrifices to keep all of us safe! G-d bless you! 

New JLI Course Beginning THIS WEEK

“How Success Thinks”

At the core of “How Success Thinks” are six key productivity concepts, from motivation and goal setting to creativity and relationship building, which explain why some people get so much done. Drawing on 3000 years of Jewish wisdom from the Talmud and Kabbalah – as well as the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics – this eye-opening course explains that the most productive people on earth don’t merely act differently; they view the world, and their choices, in profoundly different ways.

By learning how to cultivate your signature strengths, adopt a growth mind-set, access your inner well of creativity, deal with weaknesses, and overcome procrastination and other obstacles that lie in the way of your success, Jewish wisdom and positive psychology will help you get more of what you want and less of what you don’t.

Wake up and realize your full potential, gain absolute clarity about you’re after and how you’re going to get it, and boost your overall energy and effectiveness as you explore fascinating Jewish insights into the workings of the human psyche.

Sign up today by logging onto www.myjli.com. For more information call 760-943-8891 or register online at www.chabadatlacosta.com/JLI. The six-week course is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, November 15th at 7pm. The cost is $100 per person, but if you bring a friend you get our buy one get one half off deal.

How Success Thinks is brought in partnership with the Washington School of Psychiatry and JLI. The course is accredited by several associations and boards for Continuing Education for Psychologists, Social Workers, LMFTs, Certified Professional Counselor and Physicians in most states.   

THIS COURSE IS NOT TO BE MISSED.

Family Friday Night Dinner – THIS WEEK

Please join us for a wonderful Community Friday Night Dinner that is scheduled to take place on tonight, Friday, November 11th. A community Candle Lighting Ceremony that will be lead by the Rebbetzin will take place at 4:30pm. Following immediately will be the afternoon service, a Torah thought, and then the Friday Night Service. Dinner will be served at 5:45pm.

The community dinner is part of our Shabbat San Diego festivities and everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in this show of community unity while celebrating the holiness of Shabbat together. A delicious Shabbat feast is on the menu!

The cost to attend is $18 per adult and $10 per child (3-12). We are also seeking sponsorships at $180 and up. RSVP by calling 760-943-8891 or via email to info@chabadatlacosta.com. Looking forward to seeing you here!

Shabbat San Diego THIS WEEK

Shabbat San Diego is for all San Diegans, affiliated and non-affiliated. The tagline, “Keeping It Together”, refers to Jews of San Diego and around the world, across divisions and all denominations, sharing the experience together.

Shabbat San Diego encourages a Shabbat experience that includes: spending time with family, visiting friends, attending services, studying Judaism, enjoying Shabbat dinner with traditional rituals, contemplating our life gifts, and singing.

We hope that by experiencing the magic of Shabbat just once, we can rejuvenate family and community life, restore Jewish pride and identity, and build Jewish unity across our community. Please join us by signing up at www.shabbatsandiego.org. 

Teen Group Forming

Rabbi Elia and Rebbetzin Chaya are working diligently to create a very exciting Teen Club for the Jewish Youth in Carlsbad and Encinitas. The Club will engage in Social Service as well as entertaining activities. There will even be some educational opportunities involved. Check out www.cteen.com to see more.

All Jewish youth, aged 13 – 17 are encouraged to come to a special cookout on Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, on Sunday, November 20th. The group will first get meet at the Shul and then go together to the beach. It will be chilly so dress warmly. While together the group will plan upcoming events and discuss how exactly they want this Club to work. There is no charge to participate in what promises to be an enjoyable event for our teens. Call Rabbi Elia at 760-586-6192 for further information. It is time to begin inviting our Jewish friends to join the Club!

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

Every Saturday we get together to celebrate the holy Shabbat in song and prayer. Our services are both traditional and user-friendly, as we fully recognize that not everyone has experience ‘Davening’ (praying) in a traditional setting. What those who have joined have found is that the atmosphere in our synagogue is conducive to meaningful meditation. A knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary to participate. In fact, the only thing that is needed is the desire to learn and to connect to the Almighty. It is an enriching experience not to be missed! Shabbat services begin at 10am and conclude at approximately 12:30pm and are followed by a wonderful community lunch. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

To date more than 400 people have used the Chabad code this year (2016)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

Shabbat: During Mincha – Women’s Issues with the Rebbetzin

Tuesday: “How Success Thinks” JLI – 7pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Hebrew School

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism.  Our students want to be here!

Mommy & Me

Do you have a baby? Do you sing to your baby? Do you want to sing Jewish songs with your baby? Do you want to sing Jewish songs with your baby and other Mommies? Then you would love "Mom and Tot Shabbat". Join me, and my little one, with your little one, for an interactive sing-a-long Shabbat preparation celebration. Meet and socialize with other Moms while celebrating Jewish tradition with your tot. Every Thursday afternoon 2:00-3:00 at the Chabad Coastal Hebrew School. Geared for Moms and Tots ages 0-3. Click here to learn more.

Shabbat Kids' Club

Kids' Club ages K-5th grade Special activities EVERY Shabbos and Yom Tov. Games. Songs. Snacks. Stories. Packed Schedule.   Every participant gets a prize every time they come. Earn points that can be redeemed for trips and prizes! Watch your points grow. 

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Sholom Eilfort, Tanya Mintz, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

We remember David Eilfort, Rose Shefren, Sofia Margolina, Alan Ruden, Arline Gutin, Faye Hale, and all of those who have a Yahrzeit this week.

May Fran Sekela, Roz Mintz and Mel Bridge be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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Need a Minyan?

If you need a Minyan to say Kaddish please give the office at least a few days notice. We are happy to provide this important service, but it takes time to arrange enough participants to assure the quorum is present. Please email info@ChabadatLaCosta.com your request.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that will shortly be going up. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Chai for LIFE: Monthly Giving Program 

Please consider making a monthly contribution above and beyond your membership. Donate a multiple of $18 every month for a year and we will POST your name in the weekly update. Click here to sign up for the Chai Club MGP.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

Please Patronize Our Sponsors

Your Chabad Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker

Jonathan Rozansky is a licensed realtor and mortgage professional.

Whether you are Selling, Buying or Refinancing your home, do not proceed without calling Jonathan Rozansky first.  Jonathan will look out for your best interest and can answer all your real estate and financing questions.   Call for a free market analysis report today.

Jonathan Rozansky

Direct (619) 392-1234

jon@rozanskyteam.com

www.rozanskyteam.com

DRE. # 01754457

NMLS ID : 315987

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being is a personalized, proactive, patient-centered medical practice with a unique focus on Integrative Endocrinology. Dr. Danielle Weiss takes a holistic approach to the patient and their health condition. She harnesses the physical, social, and spiritual aspects of healing. Dr. Weiss prides herself on spending time truly listening to your concerns and needs. She uses a team approach to develop a plan to address these issues together.

 http://www.centerforhormonalhealth.com/

Ron Lewis Insurance Services

760.525.5769 / RonLewisInsurance@yahoo.com

Specializing in Medicare Supplements, Long-term care (LTC) plans, Individual health plans, Dental, and Term life insurance.

Need health or life insurance or know someone who does? If so, please visit http://InsuranceProductQuotes.com and get plan and rate comparisons INSTANTLY from the major insurance carriers in California and Washington. Apply directly online or call for more information. There is no charge for this service!

Interested in having long-term care insurance WITHOUT purchasing an expensive LTC insurance plan? Watch this 10 minute video:

http://www.westlandinc.com/downloads/10MinMG/player.html

Neal Sperling Business Development

Highly talented, highly experienced business development/marketing consultant to wide range of businesses and non-profits can help you to find innovative new ways to raise money, launch, brand, market, sell, merchandise, and promote your products, services, and organization. Has written and improved wide variety of business plans, marketing plans, obtained major grants/new funding for a wide variety of ventures. Has unique ability to study most any business, quickly and creatively identify new sources of potential revenue, reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and drive more sales in the quickest time frames. Recognized expert on how to drive new sales via the internet. Acclaimed speaker to Southern California business groups, and particularly known for being a great “connector” with ability to introduce you to a wide variety of hard-to-reach decision-makers in various fields. Strong background in consumer products, medical products, high tech, "clean tech," "green" products, non-profits, much more. Call for details: cell: 818-219-9585.

Dream Home Cinema

*Family Room Surround

*Wholesale House Audio

*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz: 760-415-8742

Joseph@DreamHomeCinema.com

Energy, Health, Weight Loss

I help people get resultswith having more energy, losing weightand improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-63+5-3405. For free samples, including Power Breakfast, call me or fill out contact info at www.FeelGreatSamples.com. For Skin Care samples, www.MySkinCareSurvey.com.

Your referrals are appreciated.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

Victor Libraty has recently moved to Encinitas and has started a junk hauling and recycling business. Just in time for Pesach! If you have junk that needs to be removed call Victor at 760-815-7004. Tell him you saw his information in the Chabad Weekly Update!

Cost Effective Advertising Available HERE

Hundreds of people see Chabad at La Costa's Weekly Email Update. Those who are looking to effectively promote their business and at the same time support this important community resource are invited to become sponsors for only $50 per month (that's per MONTH, not per week). Call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891 to get your message out there.

3rd of Cheshvan 5777, 4th of November '16

Message from the Rabbi
 

Did you hear the joke about the people who made a Noah’s ark simulator and opened it to the public? They were flooded with reservations!

Seriously speaking, the logistics of running an operation the size of Noah’s ark boggle the mind. How did Noah have the courage to believe that he would be able to save himself (along with the world’s fauna) by way of a floating box?

noahs-beaver-problem.jpgThe answer is simple. It wasn’t his own idea, but something G-d had told him to do. He was just following orders, putting one foot ahead of the other.

This is something we can learn from. When the floodwaters of the world seem to be rising, just keep on soldiering onward. As long as you are doing what you are supposed to, G-d will take care of the rest.

  Volume 18 Number 5, 3rd of Cheshvan 5777, 4th of November '16

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Beverly Galperin in loving memory of Michael (Misha) Galperin’s Yahrzeit.

Everyone is invited to join us for this beautiful weekly gathering!

Kiddush Sponsorship

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while and/or if you have a birthday, anniversary, or perhaps a Yahrzeit you wish to mark, please Call Naomi or respond to this message.

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

New JLI Course Beginning

“How Success Thinks”

At the core of “How Success Thinks” are six key productivity concepts, from motivation and goal setting to creativity and relationship building, which explain why some people get so much done. Drawing on 3000 years of Jewish wisdom from the Talmud and Kabbalah – as well as the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics – this eye-opening course explains that the most productive people on earth don’t merely act differently; they view the world, and their choices, in profoundly different ways.

By learning how to cultivate your signature strengths, adopt a growth mind-set, access your inner well of creativity, deal with weaknesses, and overcome procrastination and other obstacles that lie in the way of your success, Jewish wisdom and positive psychology will help you get more of what you want and less of what you don’t.

Wake up and realize your full potential, gain absolute clarity about you’re after and how you’re going to get it, and boost your overall energy and effectiveness as you explore fascinating Jewish insights into the workings of the human psyche.

Sign up today by logging onto www.myjli.com. For more information call 760-943-8891 or email www.chabadatlacosta.com/JLI. The six-week course is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, November 15th at 7pm. The cost is $100 per person, but if you bring a friend you get our buy one get one half off deal.

How Success Thinks is brought in partnership with the Washington School of Psychiatry and JLI. The course is accredited by several associations and boards for Continuing Education for Psychologists, Social Workers, LMFTs, Certified Professional Counselor and Physicians in most states.  

THIS COURSE IS NOT TO BE MISSED.

Shabbat San Diego Coming NEXT WEEK

Shabbat San Diego is for all San Diegans, affiliated and non-affiliated. The tagline, “Keeping It Together”, refers to Jews of San Diego and around the world, across divisions and all denominations, sharing the experience together.

Shabbat San Diego encourages a Shabbat experience that includes: spending time with family, visiting friends, attending services, studying Judaism, enjoying Shabbat dinner with traditional rituals, contemplating our life gifts, and singing.

We hope that by experiencing the magic of Shabbat just once, we can rejuvenate family and community life, restore Jewish pride and identity, and build Jewish unity across our community. #ShabbatCanDoThat. Please join us by signing up at  www.shabbatsandiego.org. 

I would like to have a Chabad at La Costa group for the Mega Challah Bake on Thursday November 10th. Please call 760-943-8891. We will have a carpool leaving Chabad at 5:15 to SDJA. 

Moroccan Style Community

Family Friday Night Dinner

Please join us for a wonderful Community Friday Night Dinner that is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 11th. A community Candle Lighting Ceremony that will be lead by the Rebbetzin will take place at 4:30pm. Following immediately will be the afternoon service, a Torah thought, and then the Friday Night Service. Dinner will be served at 5:45pm.

The community dinner is part of our Shabbat San Diego festivities and everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in this show of community unity while celebrating the holiness of Shabbat together. A delicious Moroccan feast is on the menu!

The cost to attend is $18 per adult and $10 per child (3-12). We are also seeking sponsorships at $180 and up. RSVP by calling 760-943-8891 or via email to RabbiE@chabadatlacosta.com by Wednesday, November 9th. Looking forward to seeing you here!

So What Have We Been Up To?

Baruch Hashem, thank G-d, we have had a tremendously successful (and busy) month of Tishrei! Over the Holidays we had community candle lighting events for the women (more than 300 candles lit - ON TIME). We hosted over 1000 people in our Sukkah throughout the holiday. We had a Sukkah-mobile that reached an additional 50+ people all over Carlsbad and Encinitas including a visit to Legoland. 

Including both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we had more than 500 people come through our doors.

We hosted 17 communal meals and Kiddushes, including both nights and days of Rosh Hashanah, Erev Yom Kippur, post Yom Kippur, both nights and both days of the 1st days of Sukkos, lunch and dinner on an intermediate day of Sukkos, a Bar Mitzvah luncheon on Shabbos of Sukkos, both day lunches for Shmini Atzeres and Simchas Torah, and of course our fabulous Simchas Torah banquet. All told well ‘north’ of 1000 meals were served (and all of it was delicious!).

Our most sincere thank you to Naomi Alter, Sheila Lebovitz, and our entire corps of kitchen volunteers!

Teen Group Forming

Rabbi Elia and Rebbetzin Chaya are working diligently to create a very exciting Teen Club for the Jewish Youth in Carlsbad and Encinitas. The Club will engage in Social Service as well as entertaining activities. There will even be some educational opportunities involved.

All Jewish youth, aged 13 – 17 are encouraged to come to a special cookout on Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, on Sunday, November 20th. The group will first get meet at the Shul and then go together to the beach. While together the group will plan upcoming events and discuss how exactly they want this Club to work. There is no charge to participate in what promises to be an enjoyable event for our teens. Call Rabbi Elia at 760-586-6192 for further information. It is time to begin inviting our Jewish friends to join the Club!

Check out the CTeen website at cteen.com

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

Every Saturday we get together to celebrate the holy Shabbat in song and prayer. Our services are both traditional and user-friendly, as we fully recognize that not everyone has experience ‘Davening’ (praying) in a traditional setting. What those who have joined have found is that the atmosphere in our synagogue is conducive to meaningful meditation. A knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary to participate. In fact, the only thing that is needed is the desire to learn and to connect to the Almighty. It is an enriching experience not to be missed! Shabbat services begin at 10am and conclude at approximately 12:30pm and are followed by a wonderful community lunch. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/Omni. Or, log onto our site and follow the links.

To date more than 400 people have used the Chabad code this year (2016)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Weekly Class Schedule

Shabbat: During Mincha – Women’s Issues with the Rebbetzin

Cancelled: Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Hebrew School

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism.  Our students want to be here!Click here to learn more.

Mom & Tot Shabbat

Do you have a baby? Do you sing to your baby? Do you want to sing Jewish songs with your baby? Do you want to sing Jewish songs with your baby and other Mommies? Then you would love "Mom and Tot Shabbat". Join me, and my little one, with your little one, for an interactive sing-a-long Shabbat preparation celebration. Meet and socialize with other Moms while celebrating Jewish tradition with your tot. Every Thursday afternoon 2:00-3:00 at the Chabad Coastal Hebrew School. Geared for Moms and Tots ages 0-3. Click here to learn more.

Kids' Club

Kids' Club ages K-5th grade Special activities EVERY Shabbos and Yom Tov. Games. Songs. Snacks. Stories. Packed Schedule.   Every participant gets a prize every time they come. Earn points that can be redeemed for trips and prizes! Watch your points grow. 

Read Hebrew America Repeat

READ HEBREW AMERICA is the ideal way to learn how to follow synagogue services, to be more involved in your children’s Jewish education, or simply to enhance your own ties to Judaism. These five FREE hour and a half lessons are available for beginners and intermediates.This year, for the first time, Chabad at La Costa offered these classes in September. We would like to repeat the beginner course in December on Thursdays at 7pm and add the intermediate course. Let us know if you would be interested in either. The class will meet in our Educational Annex; 7740-E El Camino Real, Carlsbad. Click here to find out more.

Chai for LIFE: Monthly Giving Program 

Please consider making a monthly contribution above and beyond your membership. Donate a multiple of $18 every month for a year and we will POST your name in the weekly update. Click here to sign up for the Chai Club MGP.

Special Wishes

MAZEL TOV to Rabbi and Mrs. Michoel and Chava Shapiro upon the birth of a healthy baby boy - Levi Yitzchak! Mommy and baby are doing, thank G-d, well, as are the dad and the two older brothers.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

We remember Isaac Weksler, Anna Kupchin, Misha Galperin, Yitzchak Nejathaim, Bernard Polonsky, and all of those who have a Yahrzeit this week.

May Fran Sekela, Roz Mintz and Mel Bridge be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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Need a Minyan?

If you need a Minyan to say Kaddish please give the office at least a few days notice. We are happy to provide this important service, but it takes time to arrange enough participants to assure the quorum is present. Please email RabbiE@ChabadatLaCosta.com your request.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that will shortly be going up. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email to RabbiE@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

Please Patronize Our Sponsors

Your Chabad Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker

Jonathan Rozansky is a licensed realtor and mortgage professional.

Whether you are Selling, Buying or Refinancing your home, do not proceed without calling Jonathan Rozansky first.  Jonathan will look out for your best interest and can answer all your real estate and financing questions.   Call for a free market analysis report today.

Jonathan Rozansky

Direct (619) 392-1234

jon@rozanskyteam.com

www.rozanskyteam.com

DRE. # 01754457

NMLS ID : 315987

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being is a personalized, proactive, patient-centered medical practice with a unique focus on Integrative Endocrinology. Dr. Danielle Weiss takes a holistic approach to the patient and their health condition. She harnesses the physical, social, and spiritual aspects of healing. Dr. Weiss prides herself on spending time truly listening to your concerns and needs. She uses a team approach to develop a plan to address these issues together.

 http://www.centerforhormonalhealth.com/

Ron Lewis Insurance Services

760.525.5769 / RonLewisInsurance@yahoo.com

Specializing in Medicare Supplements, Long-term care (LTC) plans, Individual health plans, Dental, and Term life insurance.

Need health or life insurance or know someone who does? If so, please visit http://InsuranceProductQuotes.com and get plan and rate comparisons INSTANTLY from the major insurance carriers in California and Washington. Apply directly online or call for more information. There is no charge for this service!

Interested in having long-term care insurance WITHOUT purchasing an expensive LTC insurance plan? Watch this 10 minute video:

http://www.westlandinc.com/downloads/10MinMG/player.html

Neal Sperling Business Development

Highly talented, highly experienced business development/marketing consultant to wide range of businesses and non-profits can help you to find innovative new ways to raise money, launch, brand, market, sell, merchandise, and promote your products, services, and organization. Has written and improved wide variety of business plans, marketing plans, obtained major grants/new funding for a wide variety of ventures. Has unique ability to study most any business, quickly and creatively identify new sources of potential revenue, reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and drive more sales in the quickest time frames. Recognized expert on how to drive new sales via the internet. Acclaimed speaker to Southern California business groups, and particularly known for being a great “connector” with ability to introduce you to a wide variety of hard-to-reach decision-makers in various fields. Strong background in consumer products, medical products, high tech, "clean tech," "green" products, non-profits, much more. Call for details: cell: 818-219-9585.

Dream Home Cinema

*Family Room Surround

*Wholesale House Audio

*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz: 760-415-8742

Joseph@DreamHomeCinema.com

Energy, Health, Weight Loss

I help people get results with having more energy, losing weight and improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-63+5-3405. For free samples, including Power Breakfast, call me or fill out contact info at www.FeelGreatSamples.com. For Skin Care samples,www.MySkinCareSurvey.com.

Your referrals are appreciated.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

Victor Libraty has recently moved to Encinitas and has started a junk hauling and recycling business. Just in time for Pesach! If you have junk that needs to be removed call Victor at 760-815-7004. Tell him you saw his information in the Chabad Weekly Update!

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