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Chabad Weekly Update - Mother's Day Edition Iyar 26 5778, May 11, 2018

Weekly Update  Volume 19 Number 32   Iyar 26 5778, May 11, 2018

Very Special Mother’s Day Shabbos Kiddush

We will be honoring our moms this week with a very special Mother’s Day Kiddush. Below please find the list of our special honorees.

If you would like to add your mother’s name (or grandmother, or any other special woman) please respond to this email IMMEDIATELY so the name(s) can be added to the list that will be prepared for tomorrow’s festivities. There is a $18 donation per name for up to three and $54 for unlimited names. THANK YOU to all of our participants!

Kiddush Sponsors

The Kiddush this Shabbos is being sponsored by:

Naomi Alter in honor of Doris Markus and Helene Alter.

Rhonda Bloom in honor of Shirley Sandler.

Rabbi Yeruchem & Nechama Eilfort in honor of Chana Levy, Chaya Eilfort, Dassy Eilfort, Rivka Fenton, Chava Klipper, and Muka Rodal (may they live and be well!). And in memory of Ronnie Eilfort, Sylvia Kubrin, Sara Eilfort, Chava Sklar, and Elizabeth Israel.

Arlene Fogel in honor of Marian Beck.

Chana Hale in honor of Bluma Glovsky, Rose Nemiroff Tubis, Baile Sher Seigal, Molly Seigal, Faye Hale, Rebecca Glovsky, and Feige Seigal.

Suzanne Haray in honor of Eleanor Haray and Fannie Ansel.

Sheila Lebovitz in honor of Bertha Stern.      

Ilyse Loven in honor of Jackie Feder and Ray Feder.

Moira Markowitz in honor of Rochelle Barnett.

Steve and Dinah Miller for Wanda bat Dinah and Tilde bat Sara and Shoshanna bat Sara, and Hannah bat Tilda, and Dinah bat Tilde.

Anna and David Mintz for Roz Mintz, Lydia Teshuba, and Anna Leah Mintz.

Kayla Perez in honor of Guadalupe Amalla

Leah Kahn Plavnick in honor of Bina Kahn and Marlene Plavnick. And in honor of Tamar Wasserman and Arielle Plavnick in the hope and with the prayer that they will each meet a nice boy and become mothers in Israel.

Dan Preissman in honor of Rhoda Preissman, Carol Preissman, and Susan Coppens.

Rusty and Marianne Rack in honor of Jean Barbara Rack and Marie Louise Amrein.

Steven and Linda Rivkin for Ray Ruth Rivkin and Jennie Velleco.                

Tiffany Ross in honor of Linda Ross and Michelle Green.

Please join us for this wonderful weekly gathering!

Kiddush Sponsorship

The Beauty of Our Kiddush

Every week following services we enjoy a beautiful Kiddush luncheon together. Such an amazing Kiddush doesn’t create itself. Thank G-d, we have a dedicated Kiddush crew, led by Naomi Alter and including Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, the Rebbetzin, and several others, who make our Kiddush into something beautiful and enjoyable. But it takes more than willing hands to make the food. It also takes generous souls to sponsor the food. Without a sponsor the cost must come out of our operating budget, which is already stretched thin as it is.

If you have been a beneficiary of the Kiddush and haven’t sponsored it for a while please step forward now. Even if you have recently sponsored and kind find it in your heart to sponsor it again we need you. Kiddush sponsorship starts at $180. But if you want something a bit more lavish with more variety you can add to that amount, and it is all, very much, appreciated. It is also a very big blessing that you have facilitated ‘Oneg Shabbat’ (the enjoyment of Shabbos) for the entire congregation! Our Shabbat prayers describe the special blessings achieved by such generosity!

Thank you and G-d bless!

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

Rabbi’s Thoughts

Baruch Hashem, thank G-d, we are all much safer!

It has been a wonderfully good week for the Jewish people, and a tremendously bad one for our sworn enemies! The Iranians, who have sworn to ‘wipe Israel off the map’ (G-d forbid!), fired numerous missiles towards Israel and none of them did any damage. The majority fell back into Syria, and the few that made it into Israel were shot down by the Iron Dome. These were not the homemade rockets that Hamas uses, shooting at Jewish civilians, from Gaza. No, these were a much more sophisticated brand of missile. Israel responded decisively and appropriately by decimating Iranian military positions within Syria. Furthermore, when Syrian anti-aircraft locations became involved – despite being warned by Israel to stay out of it – they too were destroyed.

When one adds this to Israel’s incredible intelligence coup of last week the world can only view Israel as a truly eminent world power. Speaking of last week’s coup, the uncovering of Iran’s clandestine archives about their pursuit of nuclear weapons, demonstrated a material breach of the Iranian Nuclear Deal, as the Iranians had committed to full disclosure of past activities. When one hears from various pundits that the Iranians had kept to the deal, we know that is simply not true. They didn’t. They were caught breaking it. Rightfully, the deal is abrogated. And BARUCH HASHEM it is so!   

Iran using Syrian positions to attack Israel was precisely predicted when the ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’ was concluded a couple of years back. The Iranians used their massive, hundred billion dollar-plus windfall to wreak havoc throughout the Middle East, to work on perfecting their ballistic missile program, and fight proxy wars all over the region. By the way, ballistic missiles are only used to carry nuclear weapons. So it turns out that even the one benefit promised the world and Israel by the signing of the deal (eg. that the deal would stop Iran from pursuing ‘the bomb’) didn’t come to fruition either.

Prime Minister Netanyahu predicted all of these eventualities, articulated them, and fought vociferously against the deal from day one. He was not alone in being against the deal. All of Iran’s Sunni regional neighbors shared Israel’s rejection of the deal. The West was clearly tone deaf to their protestations. Perhaps the promise of billions of newly found Iranian dollars flowing into their coffers influenced their support of the deal? Or, more hopefully, they truly meant well and hoped that the Iranians would keep their word and modify their destructive behavior so as to reap the benefits of joining the civilized world. Alas, it has not played out that way.

It is very sad that Prime Minister Netanyahu was excoriated and continues to be excoriated for his refusal to go along with a fatally flawed deal, which would necessarily compromise Israel’s and indeed the entire Middle East’s security. It is sad that anti ‘Netanyahu-ism’ is the new form of the ever-evolving anti Semitism. The critics seem to forget that Prime Minister Netanyahu is the duly elected representative a liberal democracy, and by a wide majority.

The best part of this week was the official word that the US was withdrawing from the deal. Again, it is the Iranians who committed a material breach of the deal. But even if they had adhered to it completely it was a fatally flawed deal from the outset. Billions of dollars spent on proxy wars and the development of ballistic missiles while illegally archiving all of their nuclear weapons research clearly shows us that the Iranians are not people we should be dealing with. They must forswear their nuclear ambitions and their ballistic missile testing and their proxy wars and calling for Israel’s destruction etc etc etc. I know, I know… This Iranian regime probably won’t do it. If that’s the case they are responsible for the consequences. As opposed to what one is likely to hear from the likes of CNN the alternative to the deal is not necessarily war. It could be that the alternative is a good deal that insures security for the world. Hopefully, the economic incentives the US will present will prove to be convincing enough to the Iranians so war can be averted. In fact, I predict that dealing staunchly with the Iranians can only have positive consequences. If they are told that if they want the benefits of a civilized world they must act civilly, they are more likely to act civilly. If, on the other hand, they are richly rewarded for promising to hold off on developing nukes for a few years, we should not be surprised to see their behavior get worse.

At any rate, the coming together of so many positives at the same time is certainly a tremendous divine blessing. Regardless of one’s personal feelings about President Trump there is no question that he has demonstrated wisdom and moral courage (in standing up to some staunch allies and corporate interests) in this situation. Thank G-d Israel is one of the beneficiaries of his clear-sightedness. This is not the first time, and won’t be the last time that this administration shows true support for Israel. The Trump Administration deserves our acknowledgment and gratitude, as its policy moves have made our people and the world safer.   

Most importantly, Almighty G-d deserves our thanks and prayers for protecting us from our sworn enemies!

Looking Ahead…

Shavuot & Family Friday Night are Coming!

The Holiday of Shavuot marks the anniversary on which G-d gave the Jewish people the Torah. This is considered the single greatest event in all of history. To celebrate we make sure to attend the synagogue and listen to the Torah reading of the 10 Commandments (bring your friends, too). We also stay up (all night if possible) learning Torah, eat dairy meals, and joyously celebrate this awesome event. Please note the special services and times found in the shul Shavuot brochure.

It is of particular importance that children attend. To this end we will have special activities planned for their benefit.

We will celebrate Shavuot with great fanfare and joy! Following our inspirational services a grand dairy buffet (featuring an ice cream bar of epic proportions) will be served. We urge all of our friends to make plans now to join us on Sunday, May 20th and Monday, May 21st.

Additionally, we are offering gourmet community dinners on Shabbat Friday, May 18th, and Shavuot Saturday, May 19th. Please check our website for full details: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/Shavuos. Members and locals are $25 per adult and $10 per child (3-12). Guests are $36 and $18. Reservations are necessary to attend.

Women’s Rosh Chodesh Gathering - Challah Workshop

Rosh Chodesh Sivan - We will be hosting a challah bake at Chabad. Three Challah recipes 1. Nechama's Traditional Challah. 2. Honey Whole Wheat Challah. 3. Eggless Spelt Challah (vegan)   Learn braiding techniques (3-braid, 4-braid, 6-braid, round braid) and the mystical significance of the ingredients. Thursday May 17th at 7pm. The Challahs will be served at the Family Friday Night meal the next night 

Mommy & Me Going!

Six week Mommy and Me series has started. Every Friday morning at 10:00 am at Morah Chaya's house. Learn through play, art, and music.

Our Mommy & Me program is a series of innovative classes that allow parents and children to experience Jewish tradition in a stimulating, fun, and creative environment. It is designed to be a place where your child's imagination can soar, providing the foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

At Mommy & Me parents join their little ones for storytelling, puppetry, sensory activities, art, snack, song, and movement – all with Jewish themes. Children learn new skills and form their first friendships in a safe, warm, and nurturing environment. Parents love it too!

All children from birth through four years old are welcome.

Calendar Season Begins!

(& We Need YOUR Help)

We are getting an early start on our beautiful Jewish Art Calendar this year. Each year we have added more and more personalized content, reflecting greater community participation. This year we hope to include still more, but we need your help. When it comes to the ads, which is what enables us to send the calendars out for free to hundreds and hundreds of friends, we have found that when YOU help us sell ads, we truly prosper. Do you own or patronize a business that can use more exposure to our community? Those who help will receive free date dedications. Please contact Rabbi E for further information!

Barbecue Bounty is Coming…

This year’s Barbecue Bounty promises to be the best season ever as we are already hard at work making plans for YOUR enjoyment! The barbecue dinners will begin on Sunday, May 27th (Memorial Day Weekend) and continue on select Sundays in June and July. After the 9th of Av / Sunday, July 22nd, we go full bore till Labor Day. This year we are adding International Cuisine on Tuesdays, weekly Community Friday Night Dinners, and Steak Nights on Thursdays. Keep your eyes open as more information will be shared in the coming weeks.

Haftarah Overview

By Gabbai Harold Reisman

Yirmeyahu 16:19-17:14

The Parashah presents deep and intense contrasts - either the blessings of adherence to the Law or frightening curses for sinfulness.

The Haftarah continues with stark comparisons: "The heart is the most deceitful of all, and it is fragile - who can know it?" (v. 9)

The promise is clearly given: If the proper choices are made, the nation can be certain of Divine favor. The prophet's vision is that of the messianic age with all the world coming to knowledge of the Eternal One.

The Haftarah ends with a short prayer for healing: "Heal me, Hashem, only then shall I be healed. Save me, only then shall I be saved: for You are my praise." (v. 14) The prayer can be found as part of the 18 Benedictions of the prayer service where it is altered to the plural form. In sum, we cannot have it both ways. There are no secrets. There is a defined path and every individual must decide either on that correct path or one of his or her own choosing.

 

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Rethinking everything we know

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Imagine that you were able to rethink everything you knew about the universe, the laws of nature, your own consciousness, and the very idea of existence and reality. Imagine the new insights you will gain, the fresh perspective with which you will embark on the journey of life each morning.

What is? does exactly that. Drawing on the wisdom of Chassidic teaching, the most basic building blocks of existence are reexamined from the bottom up, revolutionizing our understanding of life, reality, and our place in the world.

Here are some of the highlights:

Lesson Four
Why does evil exist?

Why do bad things happen to good people? The question has been asked—and answered—for thousands of years. But even if we understood the purpose of evil, would this make it more palatable and acceptable? Would it aid us in our efforts to defeat evil?

Lesson Five
What is consciousness?

All injustice and strife, and even personal unhappiness, can be traced to selfishness. Yet self-esteem is essential for a healthy psyche and a productive life. To navigate this paradox, we first need to unravel the mystery of self-awareness: Where does our sense of self come from?

Lesson Six
Are we bound by fate?

If G-d already knows what we will do tomorrow, is our “free choice” nothing more than an illusion? And with so many powerful influences outside of our control—or even our awareness—influencing our choices, how “free” could they possibly be?

Weekly Class Schedule

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

Tuesday: JLI ‘What is?’ – 7pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Thursday: Read Hebrew – 7pm (at shul)

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Rhonda Bloom, Tony French, 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 Ronald Lee Parker, Eugene Markovits, Sofia Tubis Lederer, Poppy Sam Alter, Max Litman, and all of those who have 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. 

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.

Create Your Jewish Legacy

Plan for the Future - NOW

We have been blessed with life! Yet, we know that no one lives forever. This begs the question, “What will be your legacy?” Most of us have children, and they certainly should figure prominently into our plans. But our children are only a part of what we leave behind. Just as we endeavor to give Tzedakah generously, so as to selflessly make the world a better place while we are alive, so too we need to make sure that we leave a percentage of our estates for the benefit of others. Judaism tells us that it is incumbent upon us to leave the world better than when we found it. We do this by giving Tzedakah. 

We can help.

Many people do not prepare appropriately for the inevitable. They do not leave a will, or even if they do it is not consistent with Jewish Law. If one wants his body to be handled with the respect and care mandated by Jewish Law or if one wants the funeral service conducted according to Jewish Law, it must be arranged in advance. Don’t leave these critical details to luck! 

Contact Rabbi Eilfort for a private appointment so these important matters can be handled how you want. Send a personal email to RabbiE@ChabadatLaCosta.com to schedule an appointment today.

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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School Registration NO 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!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info. Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Storytime at Barnes and Noble

Thursdays 10:30-11:30 AM

1040 N El Camino Real # 104, Encinitas, CA 92024

All ages welcome.

Story Reading begins 10:30 AM followed by Chanukah Activity and treat.

Chaya@ChabadatLaCosta.com

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 450 people have used the Chabad code this past year (2017)! 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 has been ‘growing’. 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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Chabad Weekly Update 12th of Iyar 5778, April 27 '18

Message from the Rabbi
 

We are currently in middle of the most introspective period on the Jewish calendar, known as “the Omer”—the 49 days beginning on Passover, the festival of our freedom, and culminating with Shavuot, when we received the Ten Commandments.

Counting of the Omer is not only the simple act of connecting two major events from our early history, but is intended to recall how the original counting period actually served to bridge these events, transforming a group of simple slaves into a spiritually elevated people.

It began with Passover, the first step in our spiritual journey. Egypt at the time was the world center of immorality, slavery, and materialism— the antithesis of everything the new nation of Israel would stand for. So before anything else, G‑d commanded the Jews to pack their bags and flee.

Once they had left Egypt and severed their ties with its negative influences, they were externally free from the demons of Egypt but had not yet changed internally. Inside, they were exactly the same group of slaves. The inner change that would make them ready and worthy to receive the wisdom of G‑d’s Torah had not yet taken place.

To this end, they were instructed to count the days of the Omer—a transformational period during which they would cleanse and change themselves from within. Seven weeks of hard work and daily exercises in spiritual refinement. Only after completing this rigorous program, would they be considered ready and worthy to receive the Torah.

We, the descendants of the original Jews, still count the Omer annually, just like the very first time, to refine ourselves internally and prepare ourselves to recommit to the Torah on the holiday of Shavuot.

  Volume 19 Number 30, 12th of Iyar 5778, April 27 '18

Chabad Weekly Update - Special Simcha Edition

 

MAZEL TOV!

Three weeks ago Rabbi and Mrs Yossi and Muka Rodal had a healthy baby boy who they named Dovid Baruch Zev! The Eilfort and Rodal families are overwhelmed with Simcha and wish to celebrate this happy occasion with the entire community. Please join us THIS SHABBOS for a special Kiddush celebration.

Kiddush Sponsor

The Kiddush this Shabbos is being sponsored by Rabbi and Mrs. Yeruchem Eilfort in honor of the birth of their new grandson and the upcoming Anniversary of Rabbi Elia and Chaya Eilfort.  

Please join us for this wonderful weekly gathering!

Kiddush Sponsorship

The Beauty of Our Kiddush

Every week following services we enjoy a beautiful Kiddush luncheon together. Such an amazing Kiddush doesn’t create itself. Thank G-d, we have a dedicated Kiddush crew, led by Naomi Alter and including Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, the Rebbetzin, and several others, who make our Kiddush into something beautiful and enjoyable. But it takes more than willing hands to make the food. It also takes generous souls to sponsor the food. Without a sponsor the cost must come out of our operating budget, which is already stretched thin as it is.

If you have been a beneficiary of the Kiddush and haven’t sponsored it for a while please step forward now. Even if you have recently sponsored and kind find it in your heart to sponsor it again we need you. Kiddush sponsorship starts at $180. But if you want something a bit more lavish with more variety you can add to that amount, and it is all, very much, appreciated. It is also a very big blessing that you have facilitated ‘Oneg Shabbat’ (the enjoyment of Shabbos) for the entire congregation! Our Shabbat prayers describe the special blessings achieved by such generosity!

Thank you and G-d bless!

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

Looking Ahead…

Pesach Sheini – The Second Passover – THIS Sunday

Sunday, April 29th, is Pesach Sheini / the Second Passover. When G-d commanded the Children of Israel to bring the Passover sacrifice only those who were in a state of ritual purity were allowed to do so. While being ritually impure disqualified one from bringing sacrifices or to enter the Tabernacle / Holy Temple, it was not attained via sinfulness. In fact, it was entirely possible to become ritually impure BECAUSE of doing a Mitzvah. For instance, if one sees to the final needs of someone this would render him ritually impure, as coming in contact with a dead body causes ritual impurity.

When G-d commanded that the Passover Sacrifice be brought some people, through no fault of their own, were ritually impure. They came to Moses with a complaint / demand. The said, “Why should we lose out etc.” They were upset that they didn’t have the opportunity to bring the Passover Sacrifice! Moses did not know what to do with them or how to answer their complaint. The Almighty therefore decreed that there would be a Pesach Sheini – a Second Passover for their benefit so they could bring the Passover Sacrifice in a ritual state of purity.

Imagine that!

Because of the desire of Jews to do another Mitzvah Hashem transformed an otherwise mundane day into a holy day.

To commemorate this awesome achievement brought about due to what is known as ‘an arousal from below’ we have the custom to eat Matzah on Pesach Sheini. One does not have to eradicate all of his Chametz / Leavening for the Second Passover. All one has to do is to eat a bit of Matzah. It can even be eaten between two slices of bread. This means in a certain respect the Kedusha / Holiness of Pesach Sheini surpasses even that of Pesach.

It clearly demonstrates how much the Holy One, blessed be He, loves when His children (us) want to enhance our connection to Him. It shows that we humans have the G-dly ability to transform the mundane into the holy. Indeed, that is our job. Now go and do it!

Israel Fest THIS Sunday – Come & Say “Hi!” at our Chabad Booth!

Join our San Diego Jewish community in celebrating Yom Ha'atzmaut - Israeli Independence day! In honor of Israel's 70th we are hosting our biggest celebration yet!

April 29, 2018

11:00am-3:00pm

Ingram Plaza at Liberty Station

2751 Dewey Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

Vendor/organizational booths will be back again this year. For more information, contact us at 858.737.7148 or israelfest@jewishfederationsandiego.org.

·         Registration is required to attend the Festival.  Pre-register to avoid long lines.

·         To ensure the safety of our guests, everyone entering the Festival will be required to go through security wanding and have their bags checked.

·         We’d love for you to wear blue and white to help celebrate!

·         Israel Fest is a pet-free event.  Please leave your pets at home (official service animals accepted).

·         Seating in the entertainment area is very limited.  We encourage you to bring blankets to sit on for the closest view.

·         Kosher food and artisan products will be available for purchase.  Remember to bring your wallet!

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PARKING

Israel Fest parking is in Lot J or surrounding street parking.  All parking is first-come, first-served. Passengers can be dropped off at the Festival Entrance on Cushing Street. Please obey all parking signs to avoid being ticketed or towed away.

Log onto https://jewishinsandiego.org/israelfest to register and for further information.

Lag B’Omer Fun @ Shul (NOT THE BEACH) This Year!

Join us on Thursday, May 3rd as we celebrate Lag B’Omer / 33rd day of the Omer. The period of time between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot are considered sad due to the horrible plague that struck down 24,000 students of Rabbi Akiva. On Lag B’Omer they dying stopped and so we celebrate! Additionally, Lag B’Omer is the Yarzeit of the author of the Zohar, Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. He asked that the day of his passing be celebrated. This may seem strange until we understand that upon passing the soul ascends to a higher spiritual level and basks in the Divine Radiance. This is particularly true of the soul of a Tzaddik / Saint, whose influence in this world is said to increase after his physical passing.

To celebrate this awesome day we will be offering a cookout at the shul. In addition to lots of great food (burgers, hotdogs, salads, fries, desserts etc.) we will share stories, songs, and special activities for the children (see next article). Reservations are greatly appreciated.

The cost for members and locals is $18 per adult and $10 per child (3-12). The cost for out of town guests is $22 and $12.

C-Kids Let’s Chalk Kindness

Thursday, May 3rd from 5-7pm. Bring a friend!

Spread kindness through street art! Experiment with cool forms of chalk to paint a neighborhood mural with messages of inspiration and friendship. Then continue the fun by creating "pay it forward" baskets to place good deeds and keep them growing!

Mommy & Me Starting-up!

Starting April 27 at 10:00 am. 6 week mommy and me series. Every Friday morning at 10:00 am at Morah Chaya's house.    Learn through play,  art, and music.

Our Mommy & Me program is a series of innovative classes that allow parents and children to experience Jewish tradition in a stimulating, fun, and creative environment. It is designed to be a place where your child's imagination can soar, providing the foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

At Mommy & Me parents join their little ones for storytelling, puppetry, sensory activities, art, snack, song, and movement – all with Jewish themes. Children learn new skills and form their first friendships in a safe, warm, and nurturing environment. Parents love it too!

All children from birth through four years old are welcome.

Calendar Season Begins!

(& We Need YOUR Help)

We are getting an early start on our beautiful Jewish Art Calendar this year. Each year we have added more and more personalized content, reflecting greater community participation. This year we hope to include still more, but we need your help. When it comes to the ads, which is what enables us to send the calendars out for free to hundreds and hundreds of friends, we have found that when YOU help us sell ads, we truly prosper. Do you own or patronize a business that can use more exposure to our community? Those who help will receive free date dedications. Please contact Rabbi E for further information!

Create Your Jewish Legacy

Plan for the Future - NOW

We have been blessed with life! Yet, we know that no one lives forever. This begs the question, “What will be your legacy?” Most of us have children, and they certainly should figure prominently into our plans. But our children are only a part of what we leave behind. Just as we endeavor to give Tzedakah generously, so as to selflessly make the world a better place while we are alive, so too we need to make sure that we leave a percentage of our estates for the benefit of others. Judaism tells us that it is incumbent upon us to leave the world better than when we found it. We do this by giving Tzedakah.

We can help.

Many people do not prepare appropriately for the inevitable. They do not leave a will, or even if they do it is not consistent with Jewish Law. If one wants his body to be handled with the respect and care mandated by Jewish Law or if one wants the funeral service conducted according to Jewish Law, it must be arranged in advance. Don’t leave these critical details to luck!

Contact Rabbi Eilfort for a private appointment so these important matters can be handled how you want. Send a personal email to RabbiE@ChabadatLaCosta.com to schedule an appointment today.

Haftarah Overview

By Gabbai Harold Reisman

Amos  9:7-15

The Parashah states that living in Israel is dependent upon adherence to Torah and mitzvahs. The Haftarah clarifies the distinction and heavy burden placed upon the people Israel. The text has a jarring phrase: Israel is like "the children of the Cushites [to Him]." Is Israel so special?

Israel is different, but how and why? What is clear is that our selection transcends our righteousness (or lack of same). Basically we must conclude that selection itself remains a mystery. The Jews can rebel, but cannot separate. The covenant has mysterious elements but our responsibilities and duties remain clear. Our actions can strengthen or weaken the eternal bond and our choice will determine closeness or separateness with the Eternal. The unique status of separation from the nations will assure the continuing ability to survive and thrive.

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What is?

Rethinking everything we know

about our universe

Imagine that you were able to rethink everything you knew about the universe, the laws of nature, your own consciousness, and the very idea of existence and reality. Imagine the new insights you will gain, the fresh perspective with which you will embark on the journey of life each morning.

What is? does exactly that. Drawing on the wisdom of Chassidic teaching, the most basic building blocks of existence are reexamined from the bottom up, revolutionizing our understanding of life, reality, and our place in the world.

Here are some of the highlights:

Lesson Two
Is Time Travel Possible?

Is time the engine that drives the whole of existence, or is it just a product of our subjective experience? If the future is impenetrable, the past irretrievable, and the present moment too fleeting to meaningfully inhabit, what part of our lives can we call our own?

Lesson Three
Why does evil exist?

Why do bad things happen to good people? The question has been asked—and answered—for thousands of years. But even if we understood the purpose of evil, would this make it more palatable and acceptable? Would it aid us in our efforts to defeat evil?

Lesson Four
Who is G-d?

What are we talking about when we talk about G-d? Is “G-d” just a word we use when we can’t explain something? If G-d cannot be explained or described, does this not render the concept of “belief in G-d” completely meaningless?

Lesson Five
What is consciousness?

All injustice and strife, and even personal unhappiness, can be traced to selfishness. Yet self-esteem is essential for a healthy psyche and a productive life. To navigate this paradox, we first need to unravel the mystery of self-awareness: Where does our sense of self come from?

Lesson Six
Are we bound by fate?

If G-d already knows what we will do tomorrow, is our “free choice” nothing more than an illusion? And with so many powerful influences outside of our control—or even our awareness—influencing our choices, how “free” could they possibly be?

Weekly Class Schedule

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

Tuesday: JLI ‘What is?’ – 7pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Jessica Estrin, Jordan Mintz, Sam Estrin, Shayna Steelman, Alexa Horowitz, Chava Eilfort, Ashley Rack, Jacob Rozansky, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to Rabbi Elia and Mrs Chaya Eilfort, and all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

WE REMEMBER Laish Baram, and all of those who have 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. 

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.

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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School Registration

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!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info. Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Storytime at Barnes and Noble

Thursdays 10:30-11:30 AM

1040 N El Camino Real # 104, Encinitas, CA 92024

All ages welcome.

Story Reading begins 10:30 AM followed by Chanukah Activity and treat.

Chaya@ChabadatLaCosta.com

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 450 people have used the Chabad code this past year (2017)! 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 has been ‘growing’. 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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Chabad Weekly Update Passover Edition 6th of Nissan 5778, 22nd of March '18

 

Message from the Rabbi
 

Abuja, Nigeria; Albuquerque, N.M.; Almaty, Kazakhstan; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Athens, Greece; Auckland, New Zealand. So reads the first line of the pages-long list of destinations where Chabad’s young and energetic “Roving Rabbis” will be spending Passover.

Sure, they’d savor the Seder at home, relishing Mom’s chicken soup and Bubby’s apple compote. But there are Jews waiting for them all over the world, and they consider it an honor and a pleasure to do what they can to help their fellow Jews celebrate Passover.

You don’t have to look far to find Jews who would like a seat at the Seder table. Some friendly Facebooks posts, resourceful phone calls and old-fashioned supermarket chats are sure to expand your guest list.

And if you yourself are in need of a place, don’t be a stranger. Contact us or your closest Chabad center. We’re waiting for your call!

P.S.: In case you were wondering, the final destinations on the list are Vilnius, Lithuania; Wailuku, Hawaii; and Zaporozhe and Zhitomir, Ukraine.

  Volume 19 Number 25, 6th of Nissan 5778, 22nd of March '18

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Special Shabbat – Please Join Us

This Shabbat is called Shabbat HaGadol, the Great Shabbat. Why is it so great? This was the day that the Jews set aside a lamb that would be used for their Passover Sacrifice / Korban Pesach. This started the process of the Exodus from Egypt! The Jews were no longer intimidated by the Egyptians, who worshipped the lamb, but instead courageously did as they were instructed by the Almighty. The merit of this willingness to sacrifice the self in the service of G-d is considered a great merit for the Children of Israel, which made them worthy of redemption.

There will be a special sermon this week as the Rabbi will discuss last-minute preparations for the holiday.  

No Kiddush This Week Only in Preparation for Passover

Kiddush Sponsorship

The Beauty of Our Kiddush

Every week following services we enjoy a beautiful Kiddush luncheon together. Such an amazing Kiddush doesn’t create itself. Thank G-d, we have a dedicated Kiddush crew, led by Naomi Alter and including Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, the Rebbetzin, and several others, who make our Kiddush into something beautiful and enjoyable. But it takes more than willing hands to make the food. It also takes generous souls to sponsor the food. Without a sponsor the cost must come out of our operating budget, which is already stretched thin as it is.

If you have been a beneficiary of the Kiddush and haven’t sponsored it for a while please step forward now. Even if you have recently sponsored and kind find it in your heart to sponsor it again we need you. Kiddush sponsorship starts at $180. But if you want something a bit more lavish with more variety you can add to that amount, and it is all, very much, appreciated. It is also a very big blessing that you have facilitated ‘Oneg Shabbat’ (the enjoyment of Shabbos) for the entire congregation! Our Shabbat prayers describe the special blessings achieved by such generosity!

Thank you and G-d bless!

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

Special Pesach Fund – PLEASE HELP

At this time of year it is has been a long-standing tradition amongst Jews the world over to give extra charity to help the poor for Passover. Passover needs tend to be more costly than some families can afford. It is for this reason that Chabad at La Costa will again be raising money for distribution. This fund is called “Ma’ot Chitim,” which literally means money for bread.

We need you to be as generous as you can to help the less fortunate Jews here and abroad. Perhaps you can donate $180 so a family can be sponsored for our communal Seder? Please go online and use the secure donation link at www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate.

G-d promises those who give charity that it as if they have made a personal loan to the Almighty, and He always pays back, with interest!

Looking Ahead…

C-Kids Junior Matzah Chef!

THIS SUNDAY

With Passover, the Festival of Freedom, just around the corner, it’s never too early to start freeing your imagination, and your taste buds, with exciting new Seder menu ideas that are sure to keep the whole family awake and at the table until desert—or the Afikoman!

Announcing…

On March 25 at 10am, join us at Chabad Coastal Hebrew School as we take traditional Pesach foods on a 3,000 year journey from Goshen, Egypt to North County S. Diego, and a whole new world of culinary possibilities. Think pears and cinnamon charoset. Peanut butter-marshmallow matzah. And apple infused grape juice.

 The sky is the limit as kids join together in teams to create some of the most innovative and imaginative Pesach recipes in Jewish history.

Curious to discover what’s possible when kids unleash their creativity in the kitchen? Find out now and sign up your by contacting Chaya at 7865438772 or chayeilfort@gmail.com

Passover Plans ‘18

Chabad at La Costa will again be offering a full array of Passover activities designed to educate the Jewish residents of North County in an engaging and meaningful way while encouraging additional observance of the special Passover traditions.

Chabad will be hosting a complete schedule of joyous and meaningful holiday services.

The highlight of the holiday are the warm and traditional Sedarim (traditional Passover meals). When the rabbis, of blessed memory, codified the Seder, they managed to create the ultimate in interactive learning opportunities. The hands-on approach of the Seder, and the inclusive nature of the narrative, ensures that everyone – particularly the children – have a meaningful experience that will not only make a strong positive impression now, but will create positive lifelong memories. Everyone is invited to partake of our home-cooked, Kosher for Passover, Sedarim. Information and reservations can be made by visiting www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/Passover.

Sell Your Chametz

If you would like the Rabbi to arrange to have your Chametz sold please respond immediately to this message and include the following information:

Name:

Address:

Location of Chametz:

Phone:

Email Address:

Hand-Baked Shmurah Matzah

If you would like hand-baked Shmurah Matzah to use at your Seder please respond immediately to this message. We have a limited amount of it available for $15 per pound.

Fast of the First Born and Siyum

All first-born males are required to fast on Erev Pesach as they were miraculously spared when the 10th Plague struck the Egyptian first-born. However, we offer a Siyum, which is the conclusion of the section of Talmud, on Friday morning after services (starting time is 8am) so that the fast may be avoided. If you plan on joining us please let us know by responding to this message.

Passover Schedule

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Formal search for Chametz after nightfall

 

Friday, March 30, 2018

Fast of the First Born

Finish Eating Chametz before 10:47am

Burn Chametz before 11:50am

 

1st Seder Night

Light Candles at 6:50pm

Evening Services: 6:30pm

Community Seder: 7pm

 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

1st Day of Passover

Morning Services: 10am

Evening Services: 7:30pm

 

2nd Seder Night

Light Candles* after 7:46pm

Community Seder: 8pm

 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

2nd Day of Passover

Morning Services: 10am

Holiday Ends at 7:46pm

 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Light Candles at 6:54pm

Evening Services at 6:30pm

 

Friday, April 6, 2018

Seventh Day of Passover

Morning Services at 10am

Evening Services at 6:30pm

Light Candles* at 6:55pm

 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Final Day of Passover

Morning Services at 10:00am

Yizkor Memorial Service at 12pm

Meal of Moshiach at 6:00pm

Passover Ends at 7:51pm

Note: Candle lighting times are for Carlsbad, CA only.

For other areas, visit www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/times.

*From pre-existing flame.

Haftarah Overview

By Gabbai Harold Reisman

Malachi  3:4-24

This Shabbat is called Shabbat HaGadol because the process of Redemption from Egypt began on the 10th of Nissan - a Shabbat that year.

The Haftarah speaks of the Redemption or the Exodus but it does not explicitly mention Pesach. Verse 10 speaks of tithes and rewards for adherence to such contributions. This may be an indirect reference to obedience prior to and during the Exodus. Later in the Haftarah, the prophet details punishment and reward. Verse 23 is repeated, "Behold I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and awesome day of HaShem". May our actions during this coming holiday be the actual harbinger of that marvelous event.

The final phrases (v. 16-18) are a clear warning to the leaders of Israel which relate to actions the year round. These negatives must be avoided not only on Pesach, but through the entire year.

New JLI Course Beginning in April

What is?

Rethinking everything we know

about our universe

Imagine that you were able to rethink everything you knew about the universe, the laws of nature, your own consciousness, and the very idea of existence and reality. Imagine the new insights you will gain, the fresh perspective with which you will embark on the journey of life each morning.

What is? does exactly that. Drawing on the wisdom of Chassidic teaching, the most basic building blocks of existence are reexamined from the bottom up, revolutionizing our understanding of life, reality, and our place in the world.

Here are some of the highlights:

Lesson One
Is the World Real?

Everything that we experience, we experience inside our heads, leading to the intriguing question: Maybe there is no existence outside of our minds? But perhaps a more fundamental question would be: What practical difference does it make if the world is real or not?

Lesson Two
Is Time Travel Possible?

Is time the engine that drives the whole of existence, or is it just a product of our subjective experience? If the future is impenetrable, the past irretrievable, and the present moment too fleeting to meaningfully inhabit, what part of our lives can we call our own?

Lesson Three
Why does evil exist?

Why do bad things happen to good people? The question has been asked—and answered—for thousands of years. But even if we understood the purpose of evil, would this make it more palatable and acceptable? Would it aid us in our efforts to defeat evil?

Lesson Four
Who is G-d?

What are we talking about when we talk about G-d? Is “G-d” just a word we use when we can’t explain something? If G-d cannot be explained or described, does this not render the concept of “belief in G-d” completely meaningless?

Lesson Five
What is consciousness?

All injustice and strife, and even personal unhappiness, can be traced to selfishness. Yet self-esteem is essential for a healthy psyche and a productive life. To navigate this paradox, we first need to unravel the mystery of self-awareness: Where does our sense of self come from?

Lesson Six
Are we bound by fate?

If G-d already knows what we will do tomorrow, is our “free choice” nothing more than an illusion? And with so many powerful influences outside of our control—or even our awareness—influencing our choices, how “free” could they possibly be?

Weekly Class Schedule

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

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

Wednesday: Torah Portion of the Week & Pesach Seder Primer – 7:30pm

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Freida Sarah Fenton, Arnold Tubis, Jeffrey Horowitz, Roz 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 Anne Osher, Rebecca Glovsky, Steven Beck, Julie Brunelle, and all of those who have 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. 

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.

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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School Registration

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!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info. Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Storytime at Barnes and Noble

Thursdays 10:30-11:30 AM

1040 N El Camino Real # 104, Encinitas, CA 92024

All ages welcome.

Story Reading begins 10:30 AM followed by Chanukah Activity and treat.

Chaya@ChabadatLaCosta.com

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 450 people have used the Chabad code this past year (2017)! 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 has been ‘growing’. 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

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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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Ron Lewis Insurance Services

www.MedigapExpress.com

Ron@RonLewisInsurance.com

760-525-5769 - Cell

866-718-1600 - Toll-free

Specializing in Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Insurance! 

• As an independent agent, I work with ALL the major insurance carriers.

• Let me do the shopping for you!

• I will save you money on your insurance premiums.

• Call me for a free, no-obligation quote.

• References available upon request.

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.

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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 29th of Adar 5778, March 16th '18

Message from the Rabbi
 

This week we begin reading from the Book of Vayikra (Leviticus). Unlike the first two books which are preoccupied with narrative, this book is mainly a series of prophetic lectures from G-d to Moses, detailing the laws governing the sacrificial rites in the Temple.

Each lengthy communication begins with a general introduction, “And G-d spoke to Moses, saying.” But within a single Divine monologue there are breaks in the physical text of the Torah scroll. A paragraph break in the Torah, as in any text, signals the end of one scene and the beginning of another. Why does the Torah interrupt G-d’s speech with a textual division if He is still talking to Moses?

The simplest explanation is often the best. And here that explanation is that although G-d was in the middle of one communication, He made frequent pauses to allow Moses time to digest the avalanche of intricate laws he was receiving.

So the message I leave you with this week is to not be afraid to ask for silence, to pause and think about what you experienced or learned yesterday, so you can be prepared for whatever lies on tomorrow’s horizon.

  Volume 19 Number 24, 29th of Adar 5778, March 16th '18

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Minyans Needed – Please Participate

Rabbi Eilfort needs a Minyan for his mother’s Yarzeit Monday morning at 8am, and Monday evening at 6:30pm. If you are able to help with any/all of these services please respond to this message as soon as possible. Thank you in advance and G-d bless!

Special Shabbat – Please Join Us

This Shabbat is also Rosh Chodesh Nissan, the month of Miracles because Passover occurs during this month. Not only will we be reading the portion of VaYikra, but we will also be reading Parshat HaChodesh, which details when the Almighty commanded the Jews to sanctify this month and all subsequent months. In addition we will be reading about the sacrifice that was brought on Rosh Chodesh. That means we will be using three (3) Torahs! Lots and lots of specialness this week. Please join us for this special time!

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by Rabbi and Mrs Eilfort in honor of the Yarzeit of Raizel Fylah Eilfort (Rabbi’s mother). It is also being sponsored by Sheila Lebovitz in honor of the Yarzeit of her late husband Norman Lebovitz.    

A full, gourmet lunch will be served.

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

Kiddush Sponsorship

The Beauty of Our Kiddush

Every week following services we enjoy a beautiful Kiddush luncheon together. Such an amazing Kiddush doesn’t create itself. Thank G-d, we have a dedicated Kiddush crew, led by Naomi Alter and including Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, the Rebbetzin, and several others, who make our Kiddush into something beautiful and enjoyable. But it takes more than willing hands to make the food. It also takes generous souls to sponsor the food. Without a sponsor the cost must come out of our operating budget, which is already stretched thin as it is.

If you have been a beneficiary of the Kiddush and haven’t sponsored it for a while please step forward now. Even if you have recently sponsored and kind find it in your heart to sponsor it again we need you. Kiddush sponsorship starts at $180. But if you want something a bit more lavish with more variety you can add to that amount, and it is all, very much, appreciated. It is also a very big blessing that you have facilitated ‘Oneg Shabbat’ (the enjoyment of Shabbos) for the entire congregation! Our Shabbat prayers describe the special blessings achieved by such generosity!

Thank you and G-d bless!

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

Looking Ahead…

Rosh Chodesh Women's Circle – THIS SUNDAY

Let's Wine About It with Aaron Alter - think all Kosher wine is cloyingly sweet? Enjoy an evening of wine, women, and song. Sunday, March 18th 7:30pm. Call for location (Alter's home). Learn a Passover Seder song, enjoy classical music, bring donations for Polinsky Children Center.

C-Kids Junior Matzah Chef!

With Passover, the Festival of Freedom, just around the corner, it’s never too early to start freeing your imagination, and your taste buds, with exciting new Seder menu ideas that are sure to keep the whole family awake and at the table until desert—or the Afikoman!

Announcing…

On March 25 at 10am, join us at Chabad Coastal Hebrew School as we take traditional Pesach foods on a 3,000 year journey from Goshen, Egypt to North County S. Diego, and a whole new world of culinary possibilities. Think pears and cinnamon charoset. Peanut butter-marshmallow matzah. And apple infused grape juice.

 The sky is the limit as kids join together in teams to create some of the most innovative and imaginative Pesach recipes in Jewish history.

Curious to discover what’s possible when kids unleash their creativity in the kitchen? Find out now and sign up your by contacting Chaya at 7865438772 or chayeilfort@gmail.com

Passover Plans ‘18

Chabad at La Costa will again be offering a full array of Passover activities designed to educate the Jewish residents of North County in an engaging and meaningful way while encouraging additional observance of the special Passover traditions.

Chabad will be hosting a complete schedule of joyous and meaningful holiday services (holiday flyer mailed today).

The highlight of the holiday are the warm and traditional Sedarim (traditional Passover meals). When the rabbis, of blessed memory, codified the Seder, they managed to create the ultimate in interactive learning opportunities. The hands-on approach of the Seder, and the inclusive nature of the narrative, ensures that everyone – particularly the children – have a meaningful experience that will not only make a strong positive impression now, but will create positive lifelong memories. Everyone is invited to partake of our home-cooked, Kosher for Passover, Sedarim. Information and reservations can be made by visiting www.ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Special Pesach Fund

At this time of year it is has been a long-standing tradition amongst Jews the world over to give extra charity to help the poor for Passover. Passover needs tend to be more costly than some families can afford. It is for this reason that Chabad at La Costa will again be raising money for distribution. This fund is called “Ma’ot Chitim,” which literally means money for bread.

We need you to be as generous as you can to help the less fortunate Jews here and abroad. Perhaps you can donate $108 so a family can be sponsored for our communal Seder? Please go online and use the secure donation link at www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. G-d promises those who give charity that it as if they have made a personal loan to the Almighty, and He always pays back, with interest!

Haftarah Overview

By Gabbai Harold Reisman

Ezekiel  45:16-46:18

Rosh Chodesh Nissan is the time for mental and physical preparation for the Pesach festival. Both mind and body must be involved. The Haftarah details essential needs and works of the "Prince in Israel". While one cannot perform rituals prescribed for the Temple, the lessons and admonitions are clear. The many and complex preparations then can be mirrored by mental and physical preparations now. While many of the steps in the Haftarah cannot be acted upon, we can substitute both in our homes (physically) and in our minds (mentally) those acts of purification which are possible now in the modern world.

The final phrases (v. 16-18) are a clear warning to the leaders of Israel which relate to actions the year round. These negatives must be avoided not only on Pesach, but through the entire year.

New JLI Course Beginning in April

What is?

Rethinking everything we know

about our universe

Imagine that you were able to rethink everything you knew about the universe, the laws of nature, your own consciousness, and the very idea of existence and reality. Imagine the new insights you will gain, the fresh perspective with which you will embark on the journey of life each morning.

What is? does exactly that. Drawing on the wisdom of Chassidic teaching, the most basic building blocks of existence are reexamined from the bottom up, revolutionizing our understanding of life, reality, and our place in the world.

Here are some of the highlights:

Lesson One
Is the World Real?

Everything that we experience, we experience inside our heads, leading to the intriguing question: Maybe there is no existence outside of our minds? But perhaps a more fundamental question would be: What practical difference does it make if the world is real or not?

Lesson Two
Is Time Travel Possible?

Is time the engine that drives the whole of existence, or is it just a product of our subjective experience? If the future is impenetrable, the past irretrievable, and the present moment too fleeting to meaningfully inhabit, what part of our lives can we call our own?

Lesson Three
Why does evil exist?

Why do bad things happen to good people? The question has been asked—and answered—for thousands of years. But even if we understood the purpose of evil, would this make it more palatable and acceptable? Would it aid us in our efforts to defeat evil?

Lesson Four
Who is G-d?

What are we talking about when we talk about G-d? Is “G-d” just a word we use when we can’t explain something? If G-d cannot be explained or described, does this not render the concept of “belief in G-d” completely meaningless?

Lesson Five
What is consciousness?

All injustice and strife, and even personal unhappiness, can be traced to selfishness. Yet self-esteem is essential for a healthy psyche and a productive life. To navigate this paradox, we first need to unravel the mystery of self-awareness: Where does our sense of self come from?

Lesson Six
Are we bound by fate?

If G-d already knows what we will do tomorrow, is our “free choice” nothing more than an illusion? And with so many powerful influences outside of our control—or even our awareness—influencing our choices, how “free” could they possibly be?

Weekly Class Schedule

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

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

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

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Linda Coulson, Al Teshuba, 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 Ronnie Eilfort, and all of those who have Yarzeit this week.

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

###

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.

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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School Registration

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!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info. Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Storytime at Barnes and Noble

Thursdays 10:30-11:30 AM

1040 N El Camino Real # 104, Encinitas, CA 92024

All ages welcome.

Story Reading begins 10:30 AM followed by Chanukah Activity and treat.

Chaya@ChabadatLaCosta.com

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 450 people have used the Chabad code this past year (2017)! 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 has been ‘growing’. 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

www.MedigapExpress.com

Ron@RonLewisInsurance.com

760-525-5769 - Cell

866-718-1600 - Toll-free

Specializing in Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Insurance! 

• As an independent agent, I work with ALL the major insurance carriers.

• Let me do the shopping for you!

• I will save you money on your insurance premiums.

• Call me for a free, no-obligation quote.

• References available upon request.

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.

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Chabad Weekly Update 21st of Adar 5778, March 8th '18

Message from the Rabbi
 

An elderly, wealthy gentleman fingered his top-quality woolen vest and told his children how he had struck it rich.

"It was 1932, the Great Depression had well and truly hit, and I was down to my last nickel."

"I invested that nickel in an apple, which I spent the entire day polishing. At the end of the day, I sold the apple for 10 cents."

"The next morning, I bought two apples with that 10 cents. I spent the entire day polishing them and sold them at 5:00 pm for 20 cents. I continued this system for a month, at the end of which I'd accumulated a grand savings of $1.37 (after spending most of my profit on necessities and more apple inventory)."

"Then my wife's grandfather died and left us two million dollars."


It's easy to believe that our actions determine the outcome of our business dealings. We mistakenly take ownership of all our successes and failures, walking tall when we succeed but becoming highly self-critical when we fail.

In truth, our financial standing is entirely out of our hands. The Talmud teaches that one's livelihood is predetermined at the onset of the Jewish year (Rosh Hashanah), and that everything other than moral choice is in the hands of Heaven.

In this week’s Torah portion, we are instructed to work for six days but rest on the seventh—Shabbat. The Torah uses the passive expression, “Six days a week work shall be done,” rather than simply, “You shall work.”

Why?

To teach us that work should be a passive experience. This does not mean one shouldn't actively pursue a means of earning a living. The Torah certainly wants us to work hard and create a channel for G‑d's blessing. But we shouldn't take the results of our efforts so seriously. Results are strictly in His hands.

So, go ahead, take a deep breath, relax, and place our bundle down on G‑d's wagon. Then, just have a little faith in the “Wagon Driver,” and He will take good care of us all.

  Volume 19 Number 23, 21st of Adar 5778, March 8th '18

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Minyans Needed – Please Participate

A Minyan is needed Saturday Night at 6:45pm, Sunday Morning at 8:30am, and Sunday Evening at 6:30pm. If you are able to help with any/all of these services please respond to this message as soon as possible. Thank you in advance and G-d bless!

Shabbat Across America

Jewish people across Ameria will be celebrating this shabbat together. Call to enjoy a private Shabbat with the Rabbi's family on Friday, March 9th.

Daylight Savings Time - Remember the Clock SPRINGS Forward Saturday Night / Sunday Morning

Special Shabbat – Please Join Us

This Shabbat is called Shabbat Mevorchim as we will be blessing the upcoming Month of Nissan. It is also Shabbat Chazak, as we will be completing the Book of Exodus. And it is also called Parshat Parah, as we will be reading a special Maftir in preparation for the Passover holiday, which is officially ‘around the corner.’ Lots and lots of specialness this week. Please join us for this special time!

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by Ilyse Loven in honor of her Refuah Shelaimah after surgery and in honor of her new shul, Chabad at La Costa.  

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

Kiddush Sponsorship

The Beauty of Our Kiddush

Every week following services we enjoy a beautiful Kiddush luncheon together. Such an amazing Kiddush doesn’t create itself. Thank G-d, we have a dedicated Kiddush crew, led by Naomi Alter and including Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, the Rebbetzin, and several others, who make our Kiddush into something beautiful and enjoyable. But it takes more than willing hands to make the food. It also takes generous souls to sponsor the food. Without a sponsor the cost must come out of our operating budget, which is already stretched thin as it is.

If you have been a beneficiary of the Kiddush and haven’t sponsored it for a while please step forward now. Even if you have recently sponsored and kind find it in your heart to sponsor it again we need you. Kiddush sponsorship starts at $180. But if you want something a bit more lavish with more variety you can add to that amount, and it is all, very much, appreciated. It is also a very big blessing that you have facilitated ‘Oneg Shabbat’ (the enjoyment of Shabbos) for the entire congregation! Our Shabbat prayers describe the special blessings achieved by such generosity!

Thank you and G-d bless!

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

Looking Ahead…

Rosh Chodesh Women's Circle

Let's Wine About It with Aaron Alter - think all Kosher wine is cloyingly sweet? Enjoy an evening of wine, women, and song. Sunday, March 18th 7:30pm. Call for  location (Alter's house). Learn a Passover Seder song, enjoy classical music, bring donations for Polinsky Children Center.

C-Kids Junior Matzah Chef!

With Passover, the Festival of Freedom, just around the corner, it’s never too early to start freeing your imagination, and your taste buds, with exciting new Seder menu ideas that are sure to keep the whole family awake and at the table until desert—or the Afikoman!

Announcing…

On March 25 at 10am, join us at Chabad Coastal Hebrew School as we take traditional Pesach foods on a 3,000 year journey from Goshen, Egypt to North County S. Diego, and a whole new world of culinary possibilities. Think pears and cinnamon charoset. Peanut butter-marshmallow matzah. And apple infused grape juice.

 The sky is the limit as kids join together in teams to create some of the most innovative and imaginative Pesach recipes in Jewish history.

Curious to discover what’s possible when kids unleash their creativity in the kitchen? Find out now and sign up your by contacting Chaya at 7865438772 or chayeilfort@gmail.com

Passover Plans ‘18

Chabad at La Costa will again be offering a full array of Passover activities designed to educate the Jewish residents of North County in an engaging and meaningful way while encouraging additional observance of the special Passover traditions.

Chabad will be hosting a complete schedule of joyous and meaningful holiday services (holiday flyer to be mailed).

The highlight of the holiday are the warm and traditional Sedarim (traditional Passover meals). When the rabbis, of blessed memory, codified the Seder, they managed to create the ultimate in interactive learning opportunities. The hands-on approach of the Seder, and the inclusive nature of the narrative, ensures that everyone – particularly the children – have a meaningful experience that will not only make a strong positive impression now, but will create positive lifelong memories. Everyone is invited to partake of our home-cooked, Kosher for Passover, Sedarim. Information and reservations can be made by visiting www.ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Special Pesach Fund

At this time of year it is has been a long-standing tradition amongst Jews the world over to give extra charity to help the poor for Passover. Passover needs tend to be more costly than some families can afford. It is for this reason that Chabad at La Costa will again be raising money for distribution. This fund is called “Ma’ot Chitim,” which literally means money for bread.

We need you to be as generous as you can to help the less fortunate Jews here and abroad. Perhaps you can donate $108 so a family can be sponsored for our communal Seder? Please go online and use the secure donation link at www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. G-d promises those who give charity that it as if they have made a personal loan to the Almighty, and He always pays back, with interest!

Haftarah Overview

By Gabbai Harold Reisman

Ezekiel  36:16-37 (some add 38)

Shabbat Parah is the third of four special Shabbatot which precede Pesach. The main point and message is the need - even requirement - to purify oneself before Pesach. One must be ritually pure to partake of the Pesach offering. The prophet Ezekiel emphasizes that physical purification can transform one's spiritual condition in a very positive way.

The condition of exile brought about by national sinning is not an indication of Hashem's weakness or inability to act. In fact, the exile and any other punishment is an act that is concurrent with purification. After undergoing such a trial - and understanding its meaning - can Israel comprehend the act of redemption? One must be worthy of redemption. "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you..." (v. 26).

May we be worthy of such beneficence.

New JLI Course Beginning in April

What is?

Rethinking everything we know

about our universe

Imagine that you were able to rethink everything you knew about the universe, the laws of nature, your own consciousness, and the very idea of existence and reality. Imagine the new insights you will gain, the fresh perspective with which you will embark on the journey of life each morning.

What is? does exactly that. Drawing on the wisdom of Chassidic teaching, the most basic building blocks of existence are reexamined from the bottom up, revolutionizing our understanding of life, reality, and our place in the world.

Here are some of the highlights:

Lesson One
Is the World Real?

Everything that we experience, we experience inside our heads, leading to the intriguing question: Maybe there is no existence outside of our minds? But perhaps a more fundamental question would be: What practical difference does it make if the world is real or not?

Lesson Two
Is Time Travel Possible?

Is time the engine that drives the whole of existence, or is it just a product of our subjective experience? If the future is impenetrable, the past irretrievable, and the present moment too fleeting to meaningfully inhabit, what part of our lives can we call our own?

Lesson Three
Why does evil exist?

Why do bad things happen to good people? The question has been asked—and answered—for thousands of years. But even if we understood the purpose of evil, would this make it more palatable and acceptable? Would it aid us in our efforts to defeat evil?

Lesson Four
Who is G-d?

What are we talking about when we talk about G-d? Is “G-d” just a word we use when we can’t explain something? If G-d cannot be explained or described, does this not render the concept of “belief in G-d” completely meaningless?

Lesson Five
What is consciousness?

All injustice and strife, and even personal unhappiness, can be traced to selfishness. Yet self-esteem is essential for a healthy psyche and a productive life. To navigate this paradox, we first need to unravel the mystery of self-awareness: Where does our sense of self come from?

Lesson Six
Are we bound by fate?

If G-d already knows what we will do tomorrow, is our “free choice” nothing more than an illusion? And with so many powerful influences outside of our control—or even our awareness—influencing our choices, how “free” could they possibly be?

Weekly Class Schedule

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

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

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

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Ivan Jellinek, Bobby Ghear, Neil 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 Frieda Weksler, Norman Lebovitz, Sophie Mintz, Sid Dover, and all of those who have 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. 

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.

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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School Registration

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!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info. Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Storytime at Barnes and Noble

Thursdays 10:30-11:30 AM

1040 N El Camino Real # 104, Encinitas, CA 92024

All ages welcome.

Story Reading begins 10:30 AM followed by Chanukah Activity and treat.

Chaya@ChabadatLaCosta.com

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 450 people have used the Chabad code this past year (2017)! 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 has been ‘growing’. 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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Chabad Weekly Update 15th of Adar 5778, March 2nd '18

Message from the Rabbi
 

This Shabbat comes on the heels of Purim . . . and what a Purim celebration it was! As in years past, children and adults dressed up like kings, queens, astronauts, and just about anything else you could possibly think of. Sometimes, you had to take a good second look to figure out who it was under the disguise.

This week we read of how our ancestors made the golden calf, pretty unbelievable considering that they had just witnessed the splitting of the sea mere weeks earlier. Could it be that they were so quickly transformed into idol-worshipers?

The answer lies in the Purim costumes. It may have appeared that you were in a room filled with cowboys, clowns and Curious Georges. But taking a deeper look, you could tell that you were really amongst fellow friends celebrating Purim.

Same thing here. Our ancestors may have looked like godless idolaters—and they actually did sin—but under the external trappings, their souls remained pristine and true. Same goes for the people around us today. There are people around us who seem pretty unsavory. But just remember that under the costume, there is a pure soul that is a piece of G-d waiting to be drawn out and polished.

  Volume 19 Number 22, 15th of Adar 5778, March 2nd '18

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by Fran Gelbart in loving memory of her late husband Sam, on his first Yarzeit.  

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

Kiddush Sponsorship

The Beauty of Our Kiddush

Every week following services we enjoy a beautiful Kiddush luncheon together. Such an amazing Kiddush doesn’t create itself. Thank G-d, we have a dedicated Kiddush crew, led by Naomi Alter and including Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, the Rebbetzin, and several others, who make our Kiddush into something beautiful and enjoyable. But it takes more than willing hands to make the food. It also takes generous souls to sponsor the food. Without a sponsor the cost must come out of our operating budget, which is already stretched thin as it is.

If you have been a beneficiary of the Kiddush and haven’t sponsored it for a while please step forward now. Even if you have recently sponsored and kind find it in your heart to sponsor it again we need you. Kiddush sponsorship starts at $180. But if you want something a bit more lavish with more variety you can add to that amount, and it is all, very much, appreciated. It is also a very big blessing that you have facilitated ‘Oneg Shabbat’ (the enjoyment of Shabbos) for the entire congregation! Our Shabbat prayers describe the special blessings achieved by such generosity!

Thank you and G-d bless!

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

Purim Thank You!

A sincere thank you goes out to everyone who helped make our Purim Experience so wonderful! Naomi Alter, Jake Alter, Sheila Lebovitz, Jeremiah Fogel, Rebbetzins Nechama and Chaya, Rabbi Elia, the who Shalach Manos Packing Crew, and Kayla Perez, our most sincere THANK YOU for an EXCELLENT job!

B’H, we had a huge crowd and everyone had a great time. It truly was a Purim for the ages!

Kids Mega Babkallah Bake

Grab your chef's hat! We're taking your baking skills to the next level with some fun challah and babka baking. Also features a Build-A-Challah workshop to make your own huggable challah pillow. Bring your friends and neighbors to create the most lovable Challah ever.

Date and Time TBA.

Haftarah Overview

By: Chabad.org

I Kings 18:20-39.

The Haftarah begins with Elijah, the Baal prophets, and many spectators gathering atop Mount Carmel. Elijah rebuked the people of Israel, uttering the famous words: "How long will you hop between two ideas? If the L-rd is G‑d, go after Him, and if the Baal, go after him."

Elijah then stated his challenge: "Give us two bulls and let them [the Baal prophets] choose one bull for themselves and cut it up and place it on the wood, but fire they shall not put; and I will prepare one bull, and I will put it on the wood, and fire will I not place. And you will call in the name of your deity, and I will call in the name of the L-rd, and it will be the G‑d that will answer with fire, he is G‑d."

The people agreed to the challenge, and the prophets of the Baal were first. The prophets' entreaties to their god went unanswered. Elijah taunted them: "Call with a loud voice, for you presume that he is a god. [Perhaps] he is talking or he is pursuing [enemies], or maybe he is on a journey; perhaps he is sleeping and will awaken..."

As evening approached, Elijah took center-stage. He built an altar, laid his offering upon it and surrounded it with water. "Lord, the G‑d of Abraham, Isaac and Israel," he declared. "Today let it be known that You are G‑d in Israel and that I am Your servant, and at Your word have I done all these things. Answer me, O L-rd, answer me, and this people shall know that You are the L-rd G‑d..."

A fire immediately descended from heaven and consumed the offering, as well as the altar and the surrounding water. "And all the people saw and fell on their faces, and they said, "The Lord is G‑d, the L-rd is G‑d."

Weekly Class Schedule

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

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

Wednesday: Torah Portion of the Week – 7:30pm – 9pm

Special Wishes

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

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to Rabbi Yonah and Rivka Fenton, Rabbi Yossi and Muka Rodal, and all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

WE REMEMBER Sam Gelbart, Henry Harrar, Elsie Epstein, Avraham Markus, Howard Plant, Peggy Dover, Milton Sacks, Bertha Stern, Charles Mintz, and all of those who have 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. 

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.

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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School Registration

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!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info. Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Storytime at Barnes and Noble

Thursdays 10:30-11:30 AM

1040 N El Camino Real # 104, Encinitas, CA 92024

All ages welcome.

Story Reading begins 10:30 AM followed by Chanukah Activity and treat.

Chaya@ChabadatLaCosta.com

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 450 people have used the Chabad code this past year (2017)! 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 has been ‘growing’. 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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• References available upon request.

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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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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.

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Chabad Weekly Update 24th of Shevat 5778, Feb. 9th '18

Message from the Rabbi
 

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

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

The “donkey of our enemy” refers to the powerful inner enemy we encounter every day–our animalistic soul. This ferocious beast within is responsible for all our physical lusts and desires—the things that try to prevent us from doing the right thing. Naturally, we are driven to label our “donkey” the enemy, and dismiss him entirely.

Chassidic thought explains that while treating 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. Strong feelings of the heart don’t just go away; they fester and grow and eventually erupt like a powerful volcano.

The only lasting, healthy, long-term solution is alluded to in this verse: “…you shall surely help him [the donkey].” We need to stop viewing our “donkey” as the enemy and start to see him as a potential ally. With the right attitude we can transform our animalistic desires into our greatest assets. If we choose to look beyond the surface, we will discover that they contain great, unbridled energy. By harnessing the wild “donkey,” we will discover that he is not in fact an enemy, but our greatest friend.

  Volume 19 Number 19, 24th of Shevat 5778, Feb. 9th '18

Chabad Weekly Update

 

The Beauty of Our Kiddush

Every week following services we enjoy a beautiful Kiddush luncheon together. Such an amazing Kiddush doesn’t create itself. Thank G-d, we have a dedicated Kiddush crew, led by Naomi Alter and including Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, the Rebbetzin, and several others, who make our Kiddush into something beautiful and enjoyable. But it takes more than willing hands to make the food. It also takes generous souls to sponsor the food. Without a sponsor the cost must come out of our operating budget, which is already stretched thin as it is.

If you have been a beneficiary of the Kiddush and haven’t sponsored it for a while please step forward now. Even if you have recently sponsored and kind find it in your heart to sponsor it again we need you. Kiddush sponsorship starts at $180. But if you want something a bit more lavish with more variety you can add to that amount, and it is all, very much, appreciated. It is also a very big blessing that you have facilitated ‘Oneg Shabbat’ (the enjoyment of Shabbos) for the entire congregation! Our Shabbat prayers describe the special blessings achieved by such generosity!

Thank you and G-d bless!

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by Sheila Lebovitz in loving memory of Benny Lebovitz, Sylvia 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!

We Asked and You Responded

Last week we sent out an appeal for sponsors for a new refrigerator, freezer, and for our Purim Shalach Manos packages. Baruch Hashem, thank G-d, we received favorable replies! Our sincere thanks are extended to Sol Goldner and Rabbi Levi Israel for cosponsoring our new refrigerator and freezer and Edon and Shelly Moyal, and Yehuda and Lerut Moyal for sponsoring our Purim Shalach Manos packages!

The generosity of the Jewish people is truly humbling and invigorating! G-d bless our generous benefactors!

Looking Ahead

Len’s Vanilla Hearts & Destressing Strategies Featured at This Month’s

Rosh Chodesh Event – THIS SUNDAY

This month in honor of Rosh Chodesh, the Doris Marcus Jewish Women's Circle will be making Len's Vanilla Hearts. Many of you know our president, Len Hyman - what you don't know is that he has a secret. Len makes the most delicate and delicious vanilla cookies in the universe. For years, these heart-shaped cookies were sold, and sold out, in select stores in North County. They came in their distinctive red hearts packaging. We will take home some of these delicious cookies and we will hear a speaker about de-stressing (as we all know, ‘desserts’ is ‘stressed’ backwards). This event will take place on Sunday, February 11th at 7:30pm. We are asking all who plan on coming to please make this into a ‘bring your friend day’ so that more of our acquaintances can also experience some of our programming.

It’s Almost Purim Time! HOLD THESE DATES AND TIMES

Purim is the most joyous of holidays! Our educational and fun “Experience Purim” brochure is going out today (if you are not on our regular mailing list and wish to be please respond to this message and include your home address).

Schedule:

Wednesday, February 28th - Fast of Esther from 5:01am – 6:11pm

Wednesday, February 28th - Purim in the Evening

                                                Evening Services at 6pm

                                             Megillah Reading followed by Refreshments & Celebration at 6:15pm                     

Thursday, March 1st - Purim Morning Services with Megillah at 8am.

Thursday, March 1st - Second Megillah Reading at 4pm.

Thursday, March 1st - Purim in the Circus Banquet & Entertainment 5pm – 8pm.

JLI Course Continues

The Art of Communication

This Tuesday, February 13th Lesson 4 at 7pm

Can you express yourself effectively in 140 characters or less? Should you?

The rise of the internet, mobile phones, and social media has completely changed the way we relate, interact, and communicate with one another—and it’s high time we reclaim this lost art.

In Jewish philosophy, communication is more than just a tool: it is who we are. Humans are defined as communicative beings with a communicative soul, and aligning ourselves with this soul is our raison d’être.

In  Communication: Its Art and Soul, we contrast Jewish thought with scientific discovery to unearth the essence of communication and how to utilize its powers to better ourselves, our relationships, and all of society.

Lesson 4
Context Matters

The simplest messages are often misconstrued in ways we could never predict. Constructing a clear argument is important, but peripherals such as tone, body language, and context can ruin our message, making it sound like static noise, or worse. How do we ensure the listener’s takeaway is the same as the one we intended to communicate?

Lesson 5
Influence

Communication is the tool of great leaders and a powerful way to influence. Is communication meant for self-expression, or do we carry a responsibility to utilize its power to influence others? How do we know when to share, and when to keep to ourselves? And how do we determine when we are being influential, and when we are just projecting our insecurities onto others?

Lesson 6
Conflict Resolution

Surprisingly, conflict isn’t always a bad thing. In adversarial collaboration, conflict broadens horizons to reveal more profound truths. What can we learn from the argumentative style of Talmud study, to shift from an ego-driven, win-lose mentality to one in which all parties are winners? And how can we engage in healthy conflict—and resolution—for the betterment of society?

Registration is MANDATORY to attend. The cost is $100 per person, which includes all materials, or $150 per couple. Scholarships available upon request. Sign up by simply responding to this message.

Kids Mega Babkallah Bake

Grab your chef's hat! We're taking your baking skills to the next level with some fun challah and babka baking. Also features a Build-A-Challah workshop to make your own huggable challah pillow. Bring your friends and neighbors to create the most lovable Challah ever.

Date and Time TBA.

Friday Night Family Shabbat Experience

Join us on February 16th for our monthly Friday Night Family Shabbat Experience. A Candle-lighting ceremony will take place at 5pm, followed by family-friendly services. Dinner will begin at 5:50pm. This month’s menu will feature foods of Israel and include Falafel with Pita, Hummus, Israeli Salad, Babaganouch, Herbed Roasted Vegetables, Couscous, Pargiyot (boneless thigh quarters), Baklava, and Fresh Fruit.

Words of Torah, songs, and games will all be part of the festivities. Reserve by sending an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com. The cost to attend is $18 per adult (out of town guests are $36 each) and $10 for children.

Storytime at Barnes and Noble

Thursdays 10:30-11:30 AM

1040 N El Camino Real # 104, Encinitas, CA 92024

All ages welcome.

Story Reading begins 10:30 AM followed by Chanukah Activity and treat.

Chaya@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Haftarah Overview

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

II Kings 11:17 or 12:1-12:17

This is a special Haftarah since it is Parshat Shekalim. Sephardic and Chabad begin with verse 11:17; Ashkenazim begin at verse 12:1. The selected Haftarah tells of the righteous King Yehoash who saw that the Beit HaMikdash had been poorly maintained. He instituted a novel method for collection of funds. He also insured that funds and work performed would be properly monitored and funds appropriately allocated. Some consider this approach similar to the half-shekel collected during the month of Adar. However, the half-shekels were ordained by the Torah were used exclusively for communal offerings. The king's method of collection and plan for use were centered on physical maintenance of the Temple, not for offerings. Both aspects of religious observance are equally critical.

A final note:  this is the first of four special Shabbatot which lead up to the celebration of Pesach.

Weekly Class Schedule

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

Tuesday: JLI – The Art of Communication – 7 – 9pm

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

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 Barbara Schranger, Hal Weksler, Sylvia Lebovitz, William Lebovitz, Shirley Lerner, Ephraim Lieberman, and all of those who have 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. 

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.

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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School Registration

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!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info. Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

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 has been ‘growing’. 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

www.MedigapExpress.com

Ron@RonLewisInsurance.com

760-525-5769 - Cell

866-718-1600 - Toll-free

Specializing in Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Insurance! 

• As an independent agent, I work with ALL the major insurance carriers.

• Let me do the shopping for you!

• I will save you money on your insurance premiums.

• Call me for a free, no-obligation quote.

• References available upon request.

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.

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 at La Costa Times Shvat/Adar 5778 – February ‘18

 

Chabad at La Costa Times

 

Shvat/Adar 5778 – February ‘18

 

 

 

A Thought from the Rabbi

 

Going from Strength to Strength

"Going from strength to strength…” is a famous saying that comes from Psalms (Chapter 84, Verse 8). Not only is this a wonderful line used by many-a-rabbi at Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations, but it is a useful thought on how to live one’s life.  

It behooves us to take a closer look at the scriptural context in which this saying is written. According to the Ohel Yosef Yitzchak version of the Psalms, “In this psalm of prayers and entreaties, the psalmist mourns bitterly over the destruction of the Temple from the depths of his heart, and speaks of the many blessings that will be realized upon its restoration. Fortunate is the one who trusts it will be rebuilt, and does not despair in the face of the long exile.”

Who specifically will, “Go from strength to strength?” The answer lies in the previous passage, “For those who pass through the Valley of Thorns, He places wellsprings; their guide will be cloaked in blessings.” 

In addition to being instructive regarding pervious exiles, this psalm may be viewed as an allusion to our current long and difficult exile – an exile so profound that many do not realize that they are in it. And yet, if we merely open our eyes we can find our “Go from strength to strength” moment right before us! 

This month we will be celebrating Purim – a holiday in which the joyousness we feel is in direct proportion to the terror experienced by our forbearers at the hands of the evil Haman and the foolish Achashvairosh. If there is a post-Biblical (meaning Five Books of Moses) holiday where we really ‘let loose’ and partake in a full-throated celebration it is Purim.  

But after Purim what’s next? Where can we possibly go from there? Will we not experience a huge let down during the time immediately following this particular festival? 

“Going from strength to strength,” is more than a nice blessing; in fact it is a mandate! We MUST find a way to go from the strength of Purim into a new, and even greater strength.  

And that is where Passover, the Holiday of Our Freedom, comes in. Yes, Pesach is associated with lots of hard work as we prepare the house by ridding it of every vestige of leavening (not to mention getting ready for an epic Seder). But freedom from all forms of oppression, including and especially self-generated oppression, which is what Passover celebrates, is hard work. This is true for us as individuals and communally as well. But this is the type of hard work that is rewarding in that it brings us to personal and communal redemption.

So this year, as we prepare to celebrate the joyousness of Purim with (nearly) reckless abandon, use that positive energy in your Passover preparations so that you can fully enjoy the great gift of freedom!

 

 

Special Thank You

We extend a heart-felt thank you to all of you who responded so generously to our special security appeal as well as our end of the year appeal. We are working on awarding contracts for our security upgrades as we also await notification regarding our security grant application.

 


 

Happy Birthday Club

 

We would like to wish Happy Birthday to all of those celebrating their birthday this month and each subsequent month. For the Month of February we honor Jesse Rozansky, Jesse Belfer, Iris Cutler, Aviva Alter, Alissa French, James Brown, Kevin Mintz, Dassy Eilfort, Amey Brown, Moira Markowitz, and Lauren Wise. May G-d bless each and every one of you with a happy, healthy, and successful year!

 

C-Kids February Event

 

Kids Mega Babkallah Bake

 

Grab your chef's hat! We're taking your baking skills to the next level with some fun challah and babka baking. Also features a Build-A-Challah workshop to make your own huggable challah pillow. Bring your friends and neighbors to create the most lovable Challah ever.

 

Date and Time TBA.

 

 

Len’s Vanilla Hearts & Destressing Strategies Featured at This Month’s

 

Rosh Chodesh Event

 

This month in honor of Rosh Chodesh, the Doris Marcus Jewish Women's Circle will be making Len's Vanilla Hearts. Many of you know our president, Len Hyman - what you don't know is that he has a secret. Len makes the most delicate and delicious vanilla cookies in the universe. For years, these heart-shaped cookies were sold, and sold out, in select stores in North County. They came in their distinctive red hearts packaging. We will take home some of these delicious cookies and we will hear a speaker about de-stressing (as we all know, ‘desserts’ is ‘stressed’ backwards). This event will take place on Sunday, February 11th at 7:30pm. We are asking all who plan on coming to please make this into a ‘bring your friend day’ so that more of our acquaintances can also experience some of our programming.

 

Friday Night Family Shabbat Experience

 

Join us on February 16th for our monthly Friday Night Family Shabbat Experience. A Candle-lighting ceremony will take place at 5pm, followed by family-friendly services. Dinner will begin at 5:50pm. This month’s menu will feature foods of Israel and include Falafel with Pita, Hummus, Israeli Salad, Babaganouch, Herbed Roasted Vegetables, Couscous, Pargiyot (boneless thigh quarters), Baklava, and Fresh Fruit.

Words of Torah, songs, and games will all be part of the festivities. Reserve by sending an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com. The cost to attend is $18 per adult (out of town guests are $36 each) and $10 for children.

 

 

Keep Up with Chabad News

On a weekly basis our community has numerous opportunities to celebrate Judaism with joy and meaning. We offer classes, services, social events, and so much more. The best way to get up-to-the-minute information is by subscribing to our email update list. There is no cost to subscribe. In a typical week we send out a couple of emails including our Weekly Update, which details all of the events scheduled for that particular week. While many of our offerings are scheduled months in advance some are necessarily scheduled last minute or occasionally plans change and things need to be rescheduled making this service very important. To subscribe simply send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

 

 

World’s Best Shabbat Experience

Join us on Saturdays for our energetic and uplifting Shabbat Services filled with happiness and meaning! Those who attend can tell you that they always leave feeling better than when they came. Following services we enjoy a lovely Kiddush luncheon together. Want to see what a true ‘comm-unity’ looks like? Join us!

 

 

 

February ’18 / Shevat-Adar 5778

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

Morning Services

8:30am

Hebrew School

9:30am-12pm

 

 

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Morning Services 8am

 

 

 

 

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JLI Art of Communication

7-9pm

 

 

 

 

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Morning Services 8am

Torah Portion Class 7:30pm

 

 

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Morning Services 8am

 

 

 

 

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2

Morning Services 8am

 

Light Candles 5:04pm

 

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3

Services 10am

Parshat Yitro

 

10 Commandments

 

 

Shabbat Ends 6:01pm

4

Morning Services

8:30am

Hebrew School

9:30am-12pm

 

5

Morning Services 8am

 

 

6

Morning Services 8am

 

 

JLI Art of Communication

7-9pm

7

Morning Services 8am

 

Torah Portion Class 7:30pm

 

8

Morning Services 8am

 

 

9

Morning Services 8am

 

 

Light Candles 5:11pm

10

Services 10am

Parshat Mishpatim

 

 

Shabbat Ends 6:07pm

 

 

11

Morning Services

8:30am

Hebrew School

9:30am-12pm

 

 

Lens Vanilla Hearts & Destressing 7:30pm

12

Morning Services 8am

 

13

Morning Services 8am

 

 

JLI Art of Communication

7-9pm

14

Morning Services 8am

 

Torah Portion Class

7:30pm

15

 

Rosh Chodesh Adar

 

Morning Services 8am

 

16

 

Rosh Chodesh Adar

Morning Services 8am

 

 

Family Friday Night @ 5pm

Light Candles 5:17pm

17

Services 10am

 

Parshat Terumah

 

Shabbat Ends 6:13pm

18

Morning Services

8:30am

NO Hebrew School

 

 

19

 

President’s Day

 

 

Morning Services 8:30am

 

20

Morning Services 8am

 

 

JLI Art of Communication

7-9pm

21

Morning Services 8am

 

Torah Portion Class

7:30pm

22

Morning Services 8am

 

 

23

Morning Services 8am

 

 

Light Candles 5:23pm

24

Services 10am

Parshat Tetzaveh

 

Parshat Zachor

 

Shabbat Ends 6:19pm

25

Morning Services

8:30am

Hebrew School

9:30am-12pm

 

26

Morning Services 8am

 

27

Morning Services 8am

 

 

JLI Art of Communication

 

7-9pm

28

 

Fast of Esther

5:01am-6:11pm Services 8am

 

PURIM Services

6pm

 

 

 

RSVP for our world famous Purim Feast!

 

 

 

This Year’s theme is Purim in the Circus!

 

 

 

It will feature GREAT food & LIVE entertainment!

Chabad at La Costa Ÿ 1980 La Costa Ave. Ÿ Carlsbad, CA 92009 Ÿ 760-943-8891 Ÿ Fax: 760-943-8892 Ÿ E-Mail: Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com

 Rabbi & Rebbetzin Yeruchem & Nechama Eilfort Ÿ Rabbi & Rebbetzin Elia and Chaya Eilfort Ÿ President Len Hyman

 

 

 

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It’s Purim Time!

Purim is the most joyous of holidays! See enclosed brochure & join us to find out why… 

Schedule:  

Wednesday, February 28th - Fast of Esther from 5:01am – 6:11pm

Wednesday, February 28th - Purim in the Evening Services at 6pm

Megillah Reading followed by Refreshments & Celebration at 6:15pm

Thursday, March 1st - Purim Morning Services with Megillah at 8am.

Thursday, March 1st - Second Megillah Reading at 4pm.

Thursday, March 1st - Purim in the Circus Banquet & Entertainment 5pm – 8pm.

 

Chabad at La Costa Times Tevet/Shvat 5778 – January ‘18

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Chabad at La Costa Times Tevet/Shvat 5778 – January ‘18

 

A Thought from the Rabbi

Can you hear Moshiach’s footsteps? 

There have been some incredible events taking place around the world. The winds are a-changing, and for the better at that! 

The honorable US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has been a breath of fresh air. The welcome news that the US will (finally) be moving the US Embassy to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem, has been passionately and eloquently announced (and defended) by the good ambassador.  

Before you get taken in by the numerous ‘fake news’ outlets about how this will turn the whole middle east into a cauldron of hate and destruction please consider the following: Israel is THE only country in the world that the UN has tried to deny the right to pick its own capital. The portion in Jerusalem where the Knesset is located is in the part that has always been under Israeli control and has never been and never will be subject to any negotiations. The armistice lines established in 1948 (after all of Israel’s neighbors illegally invaded the Jewish state on its first day of existence) were NEVER meant to be borders in any event. Israel has NO legal obligation to remove her sovereignty over an inch of Jerusalem, west or east. Never has the world united to dictate to another sovereign country where it could place its embassy. The Chutzpah of the UN dictating to the US is astonishing.  

So when these ‘fake news’ outlets begin trumpeting their dooms day prognostications you should understand that it is all a bunch of hot air. Even if it would be true, which it isn’t, why should Israel’s capital be chosen by the anti-Semites who seek to destroy her? And that is EXACTLY what this is all about. Bad old anti-Semitism again rearing its ugly head. 

Thank G-d, the US is clear-sighted enough to recognize that there is no peace possible without Jerusalem as the Jewish state’s capital. If declaring the obvious is a cause for war there was never any peace to begin with and no peace is possible. The hypocrisy of the world, though no longer a surprise, is still just as sickening as it always has been. The Jews and their state have always been subjected to a double standard. Finally the US is turning the pressure on the Palestinians to make peace instead of the one party that has always made concessions and gestures for peace. The US has FINALLY STOPPED BLAMING THE VICTIM!  

Every Jew and every lover of Israel and Hashem owes a sincere thank you to the US government for this change of policy! There is still a very long way to go. The US gives lots of material support to the Palestinian Authority, support that is used to fund terrorism against Israel. The PA must be defunded, its mission in Washington closed down, and to be identified for what it is and what it always has been, a terrorist organization. But this Jerusalem move is a very good start!  

 

Am Yisroel Chai! 

 

Happy Birthday Club

We would like to wish Happy Birthday to all of those celebrating their birthday this month and each subsequent month. For the Month of January we honor Beverly Galperin, Raquel Baron, Julia Horowitz, Jon Rozansky, Elia Eilfort, Chana Levy, Chaim Israel, Evelyn Wise, Joan Markovits, Roarke Estrin, Eliot Tubis, Jake Alter, Leah Estrin, Meghan Alter, Jake French, Stephanie Estrin, and Zachariah Isaac. May G-d bless each and every one of you with a happy, healthy, and successful year!

 

Kids Shabbat Takeover

Friday, January 26th at 5pm

Parents watch out! The kids are running the show this Shabbat dinner! Join Chabad Houses around the world as they host a worldwide unity event like no other, celebrating family, community and the power of children to make a difference.

 

 

Holistic Health Workshop 

Sunday January 28th at 3:00pm 

Please join us for an interactive workshop geared towards holistic approaches to health and wellness for your healthiest year yet! Taking an integrative approach, we will discuss using diet, lifestyle, essential oils, and herbal remedies. You will have the opportunity to make two remedies/products that you can take home and start using immediately! Immunity for the whole family. Managing stress levels. Getting a good night's sleep. Gentle detoxification. Soothing aches and pains. Easy ways to create a spa experience at home. Glowing skin. 

Deena Barselah, San Diego-based Integrative Health Coach and graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, has coached over 500 women and families around the world towards better wellness. Deena is a mom as well, and understands the delicate balance of taking care of herself and others. She is so excited to bring this workshop to Chabad! Please call 760-943-8891 for further information or email info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

 

 

An Evening with Nitsana Darshan-Leitner

Wednesday, January 17th at 7pm @ The San Diego Jewish Academy, 11860 Carmel Creek Rd., S. Diego. 

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner is an Israel activist and human rights attorney. As the president of Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center, she has represented hundreds of terror victims in lawsuits worldwide.  

She has written and will be discussing her outstanding new work titled Harpoon: The Mossad’s Covert War Against Terrorism’s Money Masters. Harpoon tells the story of Mossad director Meir Dagan and his campaign of targeting – and draining – the finances of organizations that fund attacks against Israel. Nitsana will autograph copies of purchased books. 

Register at nitsana.eventbrite.com. Bring identification for security purposes.

 

FREE EVENT

 

Services with Joy & Meaning

Those who attend our Shabbat services always feel better than when they came. Some feel better because they enjoy the beautiful melodies we sing together, while others do because of feelings of closeness with G-d that they experience, while still others enjoy the Rabbi’s sermon. The delicious Kiddush served at the end is a perfect way to bring the entire experience to a successful conclusion as we enjoy each other’s company and wonderful food. Whatever it is you may be seeking in your spiritual life there is a good chance you will find it here every Saturday from 10am – 12:30pm. You don’t have to be an expert in Jewish practice to benefit – you just have to be willing to give it a try. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain. 

 

 

 

January ’18 / Tevet-Shevat 5778

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

 

Morning Services

8:30am

 

Hebrew School

9:30am-12pm

 

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1

Services 9am

 

 

Bris of Baby Boy Eilfort

 

10:30am

 

 

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2

Services 8am

 

 

Chasidic Philosophy

7:30pm

 

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3

Services 8am

 

 

Torah Portion Class 7:30pm

 

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4

Services 8am

 

 

 

 

 

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5

Services 8am

 

 

Light Candles 4:38pm

 

 

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6

Services 10am

Parshat Shemot

 

 

Shabbat Ends 5:37pm

 

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7

Morning Services

8:30am

 

Hebrew School

9:30am-12pm

 

8

Services 8am

 

Game Night Encinitas

6:30 – 9:30pm

 

9

Services 8am

 

Chasidic Philosophy

7:30pm

 

10

Services 8am

 

 

Torah Portion Class

7:30pm

11

Services 8am

Story Time in Barnes & Nobles

10:30-11:30am

12

Services 8am

 

Light Candles 4:44pm

13

Services 10am

 

Parshat Va’Eira

 

 

Shabbat Ends 5:43pm

14

Morning Services

8:30am

 

Hebrew School

9:30am-12pm

15

Services 8am

 

Game Night Encinitas

6:30 – 9:30pm

 

16

Services 8am

Code of Jewish Law

Tanya

 

Chasidic Philosophy

7:30pm

17

Rosh Chodesh

Services 8am

 

Torah Portion Class

7:30pm

18

Services 8am

Story Time in Barnes & Nobles 10:30-11:30am

19

Services 8am

Code of Jewish Law

Tanya

 

Light Candles 4:51pm

20

Services 10am

Parshat Bo

 

Shabbat Ends 5:49pm

21

Morning Services

8:30am

 

Hebrew School

9:30am-12pm

 

22

Services 8am

 

Game Night Encinitas

6:30 – 9:30pm

 

23

Services 8am

 

JLI Art of Communication

7-9pm

24

Services 8am

 

Torah Portion Class

7:30pm

25

Services 8am

Story Time in Barnes & Nobles

10:30-11:30am

 

26

Services 8am

 

Kids Shabbat Takeover

Light Candles 4:58pm

 

Services @ 5pm

27

Services 10am

Shabbat Shirah

Parshat BeShalach

 

Shabbat Ends 5:55pm

 

28

Morning Services

8:30am

Hebrew School

Grandparents’ Day

9:30am-12pm

 

29

Services 8am

 

Game Night Encinitas

6:30 – 9:30pm

 

30

Services 8am

 

 

JLI Art of Communication

7-9pm

31

Tu BiShvat

15th of Shvat

Services 8am

 

 

Tu Bi’Shvat Seder 7pm

 

 

The Daily Minyan is Uplifting & Meaningful – “The PERFECT way to start the day!”

 

If you need a Minyan to say Kaddish let the Rabbi know in advance…

 

 

Chabad Coastal Hebrew School is THE Place for YOUR Kids!

Chabad at La Costa Ÿ 1980 La Costa Ave. Ÿ Carlsbad, CA 92009 Ÿ 760-943-8891 ŸFax: 760-943-8892 Ÿ E-Mail: Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com

 Rabbi & Rebbetzin Yeruchem & Nechama Eilfort Ÿ Rabbi & Rebbetzin Elia & Chaya Eilfort Ÿ President Len Hyman 

 

 

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Mazel Tov! It’s a Boy!

 

Bris & Shalom Zachor Information

We are thrilled to announce that Rabbi Elia, Rebbetzin Chaya, and Big Brother Dovey welcomed a new addition into the family on Sunday, December 24th (night of 7th of Tevet). The baby boy weighed in at 7lbs. 9.5oz, and measured 20”. Baruch Hashem, thank G-d, mom and baby are doing great! 

A traditional Shalom Zachor (‘Welcome Home!’) for the baby will be held Friday night, December 29th at the Rabbi’s and Rebbetzin’s home in Carlsbad at 8pm. For the address and/or directions please call 760-943-8891 or email info@chabadatlacosta.com. We will sing joyous songs, share thoughts and words of Torah, enjoy refreshments, and say LeChaim to our new addition! 

The Bris, G-d willing, will take place on Monday, January 1st at the shul. Services will begin at 9am. Following services will be the Bris Ceremony beginning at 10:30am. Following the Bris a festive brunch will be served.

A family Simcha is enhanced when the entire family celebrates together. We hope to see you!

 

 

 

Weekly Update 4th of Teves 5778, December 22 '17

Message from the Rabbi
 

This Thursday is 10 Tevet, a fast day that commemorates the date when the armies of the Babylonian emperor Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem. Thirty months later the city walls were breached, and the Holy Temple was destroyed.

Besides for fasting and reciting extra prayers, I’d like to suggest that this is a most appropriate day to strengthen our protective walls. No, I do not mean walls of stone, wire, or anything like that. Rather, I mean the ropes of love that bind our nation together, joining us into a single unbreakable unit of Jewish peoplehood.

Look around you. Is there a fellow Jew who can use a little TLC? Is there someone who may be drifting away from Judaism and Jewish life? Now’s the perfect time to pick up the phone and reach out.

You’ll feel good about it, and you will have done your part in the ongoing program to rebuild Jerusalem.

  Volume 19 Number 12, 4th of Teves 5778, December 22 '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Important Shabbos THIS Week

It has been an extremely momentous this week for Israel and the Jewish people. Additionally, on this Shabbos we will be celebrating the story of the 5th of Teves – a day of victory for the Rebbe and his Chasidim. This Shabbos is not to be missed! Services begin at 10am. Kiddush/Farbrengen follows.

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Steve and Dina Miller in honor of their 60th Wedding Anniversary! It is bring cosponsored by Tom Steiner in honor of Rebecca’s visit!

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!

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!

G-d bless you for your generosity and support!

Sincerely,

Rabbi Eilfort

Looking Ahead

10th of Teves Fast Day – December 28th

On Thursday, December 28th we commemorate the 10th of Teves. It is the day that Jerusalem and the First Holy Temple was surrounded and the siege began by the Babylonians leading to its destruction. It is therefore observed as a public fast day. The fast begins at 5:28am and ends at 5:18pm.

Chanukah Storytime at Barnes and Noble

Thursdays December 28 10:30-11:30 AM

1040 N El Camino Real # 104, Encinitas, CA 92024

All ages welcome.

Story Reading begins 10:30 AM followed by Chanukah Activity and treat.

Chaya@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Bat Mitzvah Club, Girls age 11-13

Thursdays beginning December 7, 3:30-4:30 PM

2059 Village Park Way (RSVP for apt #) Encinitas, CA 92024

If you're a Jewish girl aged 11-13, join us at the Bat Mitzvah Club. We're sharing fun crafts and deep conversation plus tips and tricks that can make your Bat Mitzvah power last a lifetime.

www.JewishEncinitas.com/BMC

Haftarah Overview

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

Ezekiel 37:15-28

Ezekiel was the only prophet who prophesied outside the boundaries of Israel. The exile that had occurred during his life seemed to signify a heavenly rejection. Ezekiel's task was one of reassurance. Although the time of trial was a punishment, the eternal covenant remained in place. He used the symbolism of two pieces of wood held together as a sign of the future "wholeness" and redemption. The "single nation" will rid itself of all its abominations and become purified.

Just as Yosef and Yehudah came together in loving unity, so will all factions of the Jewish people unite and internecine conflict will end. Some modern rabbis have taken the formation of Israel and the ingathering of the exiles as stages in the redemptive process.

Weekly Class Schedule

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

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Michelle Rozansky, Nicolas Tubis, Benyomin Klipper, Hannah Markowitz, Anna Mintz, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to Neil and Anna Mintz, and all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

WE REMEMBER Esther Cohen, William Pincus, Ann Miller, Yoel Seigal, and all of those who have 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. 

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.

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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School Registration

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!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info. Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

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 has been ‘growing’. 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 20th of Kislev 5778, December 8 '17

Message from the Rabbi
 

Chanukah is just around the corner. Like my fellow Chabad rabbis around the globe, I’ve been busy doing my part to bring Chanukah to as many Jewish people as possible. I’d love for you to join in the effort.

Menorah kit.JPGDo you know anyone who could use a Chanukah menorah? Please let me know, and I’ll be happy to arrange a kit for you to share. Do you know a few people who need? Please don’t be shy. The more the better.

Together, we can make sure that the Chanukah candles burn in every Jewish home.

  Volume 19 Number 11, 20th of Kislev 5778, December 8 '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by Rebecca McCarthy in honor of our wonderful community.

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!

***Fires***

Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the fires. If you are evacuated and need a place to stay we will open the shul on an 'as needed' basis. Please call us if we can help in any way.

Looking Ahead

Bat Mitzvah Club, Girls age 11-13

Thursdays beginning December 7, 3:30-4:30 PM

2059 Village Park Way (RSVP for apt #) Encinitas, CA 92024

If you're a Jewish girl aged 11-13, join us at the Bat Mitzvah Club. We're sharing fun crafts and deep conversation plus tips and tricks that can make your Bat Mitzvah power last a lifetime.

www.JewishEncinitas.com/BMC

Grand Chanukah Party at the Forum Shops Carlsbad 

Wednesday December 13, 4-6 PM

1923 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009 (In front of Anthropologie)

All ages welcome. Fun for the whole family.

Live Entertainment

Dancing

Clowns and face painting

Fresh Donuts and Latkes

For more info: Call 760-943-8891 or 760-586-6192

www.ChabadatLaCosta.com

Chanukah Storytime at Barnes and Noble

Thursdays December 14, December 21, December 28 10:30-11:30 AM

1040 N El Camino Real # 104, Encinitas, CA 92024

All ages welcome.

Chanukah Books being read at our local Barnes and Noble 

A Chanukah Story for Night Number Three- Dinah Rosenfeld
Hanukkah is coming- Tracy Newman
Sammy Spider First Hanukka- Sylvia Rouss
Nine Spoons: A Chanukah Story- by Marci Stillerman
Hanukkah Cookies with Sprinkles- by David A. Adler
Way Too Many Latkes: A Hanukkah in Chelm- by Linda Glaser
Eight Chanukah Lights- by Annie Auerbach
The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes- by Linda Glaser
Lots of Latkes- by Sandy Lanton

Every Thursday starting November 30th all the way through December 28th.

Story Reading begins 10:30 AM followed by Chanukah Activity and treat.

Chaya@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Lights and Latkes with Jewish Encinitas

Thursday December 14, 5-8 PM

1744 Knollfield Way, Encinitas, CA 92024

All ages welcome.

Chanuka Party hosted by our dear friends the Metzkers. Lighting the Menorah night #3, Latkes, Doughnuts, Dreidels, Gelt, and lots of Chanuka Family Fun.

Chaya@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Chanukah Family Friday Night Southern Fried Style

Friday December 15 4:15 PM

1980 La Costa Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92009

All ages welcome.

Southern Fried (in honor of Chanukah) Cuisine Friday Night Shabbat Dinner
Homebaked challah, Fried Gefilte Fish, salads galore, Fried Chicken with Waffles, a delicious dessert table with chocolate mousse cake, lemon tart and plenty of L'chaim and more! Don't miss it! Reservations Required. $20 per adult and $10 per child.

www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/friday 

Ckids Chocolate Gelt Factory

Sunday December 17, 10 AM - Noon

7740-E El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92009

Geared for ages 5-13

Get messy at this Chocolate Gelt Factory that goes from cacao bean to chocolate coin. While your chocolate hardens, take part in a STEM activity and wire your own electric menorah.  $18 per family. 

www.JewishEncinitas.com/CKids

Grand Chanukah Game Night @ the Alters

Join us for our annual Adult Chanukah Party at the Alters!

Tuesday, December 19th at 7pm for Menorah Lighting.

This fun-filled evening includes tons of Vegas-style games (all for fun of course) and lots of delicious food. The cost is $25 per person – all inclusive. All proceeds are donated to the shul – so everyone comes out a winner! RSVP if you can will be joining us for this amazing event!

Email questions to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Reservations: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/signmeup

JLI – The Jewish Learning Institute

Communication: Its Art and Soul

6-Part Series Starts January 23rd

 

Can you express yourself effectively in 140 characters or less? Should you?

The rise of the internet, mobile phones, and social media has completely changed the way we relate, interact, and communicate with one another—and it’s high time we reclaim this lost art.

In Jewish philosophy, communication is more than just a tool: it is who we are. Humans are defined as communicative beings with a communicative soul, and aligning ourselves with this soul is our raison d’être.

In Communication: Its Art and Soul, we contrast Jewish thought with scientific discovery to unearth the essence of communication and how to utilize its powers to better ourselves, our relationships, and all of society.

This excellent 6-part series, with CME certification and CE certification for Medical and Mental Health professionals, begins on Tuesday, January 23rd and continues for six consecutive Tuesdays from 7-9pm. For further information call 760-943-8891, email info@ChabadatLaCosta.com or sign up at myJLI.com.

Haftarah Overview

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

Amos  2:6-3:8

The prophesies of Amos stressed the obligations of the people of Israel that arise from being the elected of Hashem. During Amos' life, there was prosperity and relative peace, but widespread idolatry also existed. There was a concentration of wealth but also corruption and immorality.

(Some things seem never to change.)

The phrase "for a pair of shoes" relates to the selling of Joseph and the corresponding belief that the brothers bought shoes with the money received. The greatest sin - according to Amos - was the oppression of the poor. Amos speaks out against the lack of shame of those who continue to  oppress the poor. In later verses (5:14-15) Amos wrote: "Seek good and not evil, love good and hate evil, and establish justice in the gates."

Weekly Class Schedule

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

Tuesday: Chassidus Basics – 7:30pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Tami Belfer, Julia Horowitz, 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 Vera Medvinsky, Ama Levin, Estelle Kupchin, and all of those who have Yarzeit this week.

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

~~~

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.

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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School Registration

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!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info. Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

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 has been ‘growing’. 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.

Weekly Update 12th of Kislev 5778, November 30 '17

 

Message from the Rabbi
 

The ninth day of the month of Kislev is the anniversary of both the birth and the passing of Rabbi Dov Ber, the second Chabad rebbe. One of his most famous sayings is, “When two Jews get together and one tells the other what ails his heart, the result is two G dly souls taking on a single animal soul.”

An axiom of Chabad belief is that we each have a G-dly soul and an animal soul constantly battling for dominion over our selves. The good news is that our animal souls are essentially selfish. The G-dly souls, on the other hand, are altruistic in their desire to serve G-d, and are beyond the petty barriers that stand between us.

So reach out to your fellow in need. Help them with something, and know that your G-dly souls will have joined forces as only they can!

  Volume 19 Number 10, 12th of Kislev 5778, November 30 '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored from afar by David Balto in honor of our beautiful community. THANK YOU, David!

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!

Looking Ahead

Family Friday Night with Jewish Encinitas – THIS WEEK

Friday December 1, 4:15 PM

2059 Village Park Way (RSVP for apt #) Encinitas, CA 92024

All ages Welcome, even toddlers and babies.

Join us for Friday night live Shabbat style: challah, gefilte fish, matzoh ball soup, and much more!

www.JewishEncinitas.com/RSVP

Home Depot Menorah Workshop – THIS SUNDAY

Sunday December 3, 11 AM- 1 PM

1001 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024

Geared for ages 3 and up.

Join us for our Annual Menorah Workshop! RSVP A MUST

Home Depot + Menorah's what could be better?
- Build your own menorah 
- Music & Chanukah refreshments
- Chanukah Activities
- Free worker’s apron
- Fun for the whole family
- Dreidels & Chanukah Gelt
- All children must be accompanied by an adult

www.JewishEncinitas.com/RSVP

Bat Mitzvah Club, Girls age 11-13

Thursdays beginning December 7, 3:30-4:30 PM

2059 Village Park Way (RSVP for apt #) Encinitas, CA 92024

If you're a Jewish girl aged 11-13, join us at the Bat Mitzvah Club. We're sharing fun crafts and deep conversation plus tips and tricks that can make your Bat Mitzvah power last a lifetime.

www.JewishEncinitas.com/BMC

Grand Chanukah Party at the Forum Shops Carlsbad 

Wednesday December 13, 4-6 PM

1923 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, CA 92009 (In front of Anthropologie)

All ages welcome. Fun for the whole family.

Live Entertainment

Dancing

Clowns and face painting

Fresh Donuts and Latkes

For more info: Call 760-943-8891 or 760-586-6192

www.ChabadatLaCosta.com

Chanukah Storytime at Barnes and Noble

Thursdays December 7, December 14, December 21, December 28 10:30-11:30 AM

1040 N El Camino Real # 104, Encinitas, CA 92024

All ages welcome.

Chanukah Books being read at our local Barnes and Noble 

A Chanukah Story for Night Number Three- Dinah Rosenfeld
Hanukkah is coming- Tracy Newman
Sammy Spider First Hanukka- Sylvia Rouss
Nine Spoons: A Chanukah Story- by Marci Stillerman
Hanukkah Cookies with Sprinkles- by David A. Adler
Way Too Many Latkes: A Hanukkah in Chelm- by Linda Glaser
Eight Chanukah Lights- by Annie Auerbach
The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes- by Linda Glaser
Lots of Latkes- by Sandy Lanton

Every Thursday starting November 30th all the way through December 28th.

Story Reading begins 10:30 AM followed by Chanukah Activity and treat.

Chaya@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Lights and Latkes with Jewish Encinitas

Thursday December 14, 5-8 PM

1744 Knollfield Way, Encinitas, CA 92024

All ages welcome.

Chanuka Party hosted by our dear friends the Metzkers. Lighting the Menorah night #3, Latkes, Doughnuts, Dreidels, Gelt, and lots of Chanuka Family Fun.

Chaya@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Chanukah Family Friday Night Southern Fried Style

Friday December 15 4:15 PM

1980 La Costa Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92009

All ages welcome.

Southern Fried (in honor of Chanukah) Cuisine Friday Night Shabbat Dinner
Homebaked challah, Fried Gefilte Fish, salads galore, Fried Chicken with Waffles, a delicious dessert table with chocolate mousse cake, lemon tart and plenty of L'chaim and more! Don't miss it! Reservations Required. $20 per adult and $10 per child.

www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/friday 

Ckids Chocolate Gelt Factory

Sunday December 17, 10 AM - Noon

7740-E El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92009

Geared for ages 5-13

Get messy at this Chocolate Gelt Factory that goes from cacao bean to chocolate coin. While your chocolate hardens, learn engineering techniques to wire your own electric menorah.

www.JewishEncinitas.com/CKids

Grand Chanukah Game Night @ the Alters

Join us for our annual Adult Chanukah Party at the Alters!

Tuesday, December 19th at 7pm for Menorah Lighting.

This fun-filled evening includes tons of Vegas-style games (all for fun of course) and lots of delicious food. The cost is $25 per person – all inclusive. All proceeds are donated to the shul – so everyone comes out a winner! RSVP if you can will be joining us for this amazing event!

Email questions to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Reservations: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/signmeup

JLI – The Jewish Learning Institute

Great Debates in Jewish History – The Rambam Controversy

6-Part Series Concludes December 5th  

Debate and disputation are not only encouraged within Judaism but reside at the very heart of Jewish history and theology. Chabad at La Costa in conjunction with the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) presents Great Debates in Jewish History, a six-session course exploring six fundamental conflicts that pit the greatest Jewish minds against each other--six instances of vastly divergent perspectives from throughout our history, including several that remain questions for us today.

Discover a stirring and surprising account of Judaism’s intellectual history, from the ancient to the modern-day; as you relive epochs rich in narrative that provide fascinating context for six of the most monumental intellectual and theological debates in our history.

The parade of characters presented in this course spans two millennia of biblical, rabbinic, and modern disputation, reflecting the panorama of Jewish history with its monumental political, ethical, and spiritual challenges.

This excellent 6-part series, with each individual class understandable by itself, begins on Tuesday, October 31st and continues for six consecutive Tuesdays from 7-9pm. For further information call 760-943-8891, emailinfo@ChabadatLaCosta.com or log onto to www.chabadatlacosta.com.

Haftarah Overview

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

Ovadiah  1:1-21    

The entire book of Ovadiah is one chapter long and is this Haftarah. It was selected because of the Parashah and its detailing of the meeting of Yaakov and Esav. Actually, three Parashiot (Toldot, Vayeitzei and Vayishlach) all contain references to the struggle of Yaakov and Esav.

There are two world views placed in complete opposition. Esav/Edom can be compared to Rome, Byzantium and Christendom. There is a strong tendency to transform what is current and contemporary into what is timeless and perpetual. History has shown us that the past has strongly colored our own experiences.

The view that Esav/Edom as a spiritual and ideological force exists throughout the ages. These contradictory forces may exist in every person. Our guard should be applied not only to external - but also to internal - beliefs and tendencies. Modern psychological theory has defined and characterized these internal forces in every person. These forces must be recognized and negative tendencies understood and fought.

Weekly Class Schedule

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

Tuesday: JLI – Great Debates in Jewish History – 7pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Sam Alter, Seth Golub, Max Infeld, Elisheva Baron, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to Rusty and Marianne Rack, Yossi and Dassy Eilfort, and all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

WE REMEMBER Maurice Schiff, Samuel Sudler, Aaron Samuel Hoffer, Mirel Mithers, and all of those who have 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 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.

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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School Registration

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!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info. Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

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 has been ‘growing’. 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

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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

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jon@rozanskyteam.com

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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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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!

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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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*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 14th of Cheshvan 5778, November 3rd '17

Message from the Rabbi
 

Three men pace in the hospital waiting room, their wives about to give birth.

A nurse approaches the first and announces, “Congratulations! You’re the father of twins!”

“Wow! What a coincidence, I work for the Minnesota Twins!” answers the new father.

Soon the second guy gets his good news, “Congratulations! You’re the father of triplets!”

“Strange!” he says, “I work for the 3M company!”

The third man looks pale and shaky as the nurse starts in his direction. The other two look concerned. “What’s wrong?”

“I work for 7 Up!”


One of the most striking Biblical scenes is that of Abraham, the very first Jew, walking side-by-side with his son Isaac.

Even a cursory reading of the passage reveals a narrative that clearly recognizes the majesty of this scene, as it lovingly repeats the verse, “and the two walked together,” over and over. The implies that not only did they walk together in the physical sense, but more importantly, they bonded spiritually. They were truly of “one mind and one heart”. The father did not send his son ahead to do his own thing; he walked with him, in unison, setting a good example for his son.

Like our noble patriarchs, we must walk shoulder-to-shoulder with our children, setting a good example for them. When we encourage our children to go to shul, we must be there too, so they can sit beside us. When we ask them to lead charitable lives, we must make sure we are giving charity ourselves. If we encourage our children to do one thing, but do something entirely different ourselves, our words are entirely ineffective.

  Volume 19 Number 6, 14th of Cheshvan 5778, November 3rd '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Special Minyan Needed

A Yarzeit Minyan is needed on Sunday at 4:30pm, Monday at 8am, and Monday at 4:30pm so Rabbi Eilfort can say Kaddish for his father, David Eilfort. If you are able to commit and help in this Mitzvah please respond to this message as soon as possible.

Special Shabbos Event

Dear Friends,

This Shabbos my family and I are sponsoring the Kiddush in honor of my father’s Yarzeit, which comes out Sunday evening through Monday.

My father was not only my dad, the Rebbetzin’s father in law, and my children’s loving Zeidy, he was also a friend to many in our community and a generous supporter.

Please accept this letter as your personal invitation to join us for a community lunch, tomorrow at 12:30pm (services begin at 10am).

I would consider it an honor if you can join me in honoring my dad’s memory by being here.

Rabbi Eilfort

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored in honor of the Yarzeit of David Eilfort. A full lunch will be served. 

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!

Looking Ahead

More great stuff coming than you can shake a stick at!

Bar Mitzvah Weekend NEXT WEEK

Next Shabbos, Saturday, November 11th, will be the Bar Mitzvah of Jarod Sapol! Please make plans to join us for this outstanding Simcha! MAZEL TOV to the Sapol Family!

JLI – The Jewish Learning Institute

Great Debates in Jewish History Off to a Great Start

6-Part Series Continues November 7th

Debate and disputation are not only encouraged within Judaism but reside at the very heart of Jewish history and theology. Chabad at La Costa in conjunction with the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) presents Great Debates in Jewish History, a six-session course exploring six fundamental conflicts that pit the greatest Jewish minds against each other--six instances of vastly divergent perspectives from throughout our history, including several that remain questions for us today.

Discover a stirring and surprising account of Judaism’s intellectual history, from the ancient to the modern-day; as you relive epochs rich in narrative that provide fascinating context for six of the most monumental intellectual and theological debates in our history.

The parade of characters presented in this course spans two millennia of biblical, rabbinic, and modern disputation, reflecting the panorama of Jewish history with its monumental political, ethical, and spiritual challenges.

This excellent 6-part series, with each individual class understandable by itself, begins on Tuesday, October 31st and continues for six consecutive Tuesdays from 7-9pm. For further information call 760-943-8891 or log onto to www.chabadatlacosta.com.

Mommy & Me Playgroup November 16th

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 "Mommy & Me". Join me and my little one, with your little one, for an interactive sing-a-long celebration. Meet and socialize with other Moms while celebrating Jewish tradition with your tot. We meet the 3rd Thursday of the month at 10am – 11:30am at the Chabad Coastal Hebrew School. Geared for Moms and Tots ages 0-3.

Thanksgiving Cooking Class November 16th

All aspiring chefs should mark down Thursday, November 16th at 7pm, as Rebbetzins Nechama and Chaya, and Grammy Sheila will be offering an amazing Kosher-Cooking Thanksgiving class! Learn how to make the perfect turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes and lots more! The cost to attend is $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Reservations are needed by calling 760-943-8891. Or you can send an email to NMomE@SBCGlobal.net.

Family Shabbos Celebration November 17th

Please join us for a wonderful Community Friday Night Dinner that is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 17th. A community Candle Lighting Ceremony that will be lead by the Rebbetzin will take place at 4:25pm. 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 monthly Family Shabbat festivities and everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in this show of community unity while celebrating the holiness of Shabbat together. A delicious traditional 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 by Thursday, November 9th. Looking forward to seeing you here!

Havdalah Glow Party, November 18th, 6 PM- 8 PM

Light up family game night with a Havdallah ceremony and rocket balloon light show. Create your own “Guess Who game” with fun, snapchat-inspired filters starring you and your friends. Join in for some delicious artisan popcorn making and play today’s most popular games with a Jewish twist.

Doris Marcus Rosh Chodesh Gathering for Women

Chocolate Making November 19th

Attention all Women & Girls: This month’s Rosh Chodesh gathering will be a whole lot of fun as there will be a chocolate making demonstration!

Mark your calendars now for Sunday, November 19th (Rosh Chodesh Kislev) at 7pm for this exquisite evening. Reservations are necessary by calling Nechama at 760-943-8891, or via email at NMOME@SBCGlobal.net. Bring your friends!

The cost is $18 in advance or $20 at the door. Or, better yet, for all Rosh Chodesh events for the year, membership is $54.

Haftarah Overview

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

Kings II  4:1-37

The Haftarah has two separate, but strongly related, stories. Both correspond to events in the Parashah. The comparison between Sarah and the Shunamite woman is clear.  Both were childless, both desired an heir, both were then blessed with a child. The resurrection of the collapsed child and the saving of the life of Issac are parallel tales. A promised child is born late in life and then his life is spared.

In these miraculous events, the Prime Mover was not human, it was Hashem that acted through individuals. In these instances, life was initiated and life was continued due to prayer and strong belief. It is an ongoing lesson that we often forget - both the Parashah and the Haftarah offer examples for us as eternal reminders.

Weekly Class Schedule

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

Tuesday: JLI – Great Debates in Jewish History – 7pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

How We Spent Our Holidays

Baruch Hashem, thank G-d, we 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. 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, 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 volunteers!

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 David Eilfort, Faye Infeld, and all of those who have Yarzeit this week.

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

###

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.

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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School Registration

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!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info. Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

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 has been ‘growing’. 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:

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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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*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!

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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 7th of Cheshvan 5778, October 27th '17

Message from the Rabbi
 

After a fatal car accident, three friends meet in heaven, where an angel asks, "What would you like your friends and family to say about you at your funeral?"

The first guy says, "I hope they talk about what a great doctor and a loving family-man I was."

The second friend agrees. "I would like them to say that I was a caring husband and a schoolteacher who made a huge difference to kids."

But the third has a different take: "I would like them to say, 'Look! He's moving!'"


From the very get-go, Jews have been moving. Abraham, the very first Jew, was commanded, before anything else, to move!

G-d instructs him, in this week’s Torah portion, to leave his land, his birthplace, and his father’s home, and travel to Israel. He promises that if Abraham complies, He and his offspring will be given the greatest of personal and communal blessings.

Two questions spring to mind: First, why would a simple move be deserving of such immense reward? And second, why was this request G-d's very first message to the very first Jew, and by extension, to the Jewish people as a whole?

The answer lies beneath the surface of G-d's request. G-d was not merely demanding a geographical move; He was looking for spiritual change. The places Abraham was told to leave—his land, his birthplace, and his father's home—represent the most powerful influences in our lives: our habits, our surroundings, and our background, all of which can obstruct our quest for spiritual perfection. G-d was, in fact, urging Abraham to free himself from these external influences, so he could truly embrace monotheism.

Moreover, G-d was revealing to Abraham and all future generations the secret to self-discovery. Once you rid yourself of the external influences and obstructions, you will find yourself in touch with your true spirituality-seeking self, enabling you to easily connect with your Judaism in a very real and meaningful way.

Making these behavioral, life-altering changes is the start of an awesome and rewarding journey. It is the secret to self-discovery and thus truly worthy of being the very first message ever conveyed to the Jewish people.

  Volume 5 Number 19, 7th of Cheshvan 5778, October 27th '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Special Shabbos Celebrations Friday, Saturday, and Saturday Night

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored in honor of the Yarzeits of Michael Galperin and Sofia Margolina. It is also in honor of Rabbi Eilfort’s birthday. A full lunch will be served.  

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!

Shabbat San Diego Celebrations Continue TONIGHT & TOMORROW

Tonight at 5:30pm, we will be having a Shabbat Experience Community Dinner, which has been generously sponsored by an anonymous donor so there is no cost to attend. The Evening will include a candle-lighting ceremony, joyous Family-Friendly Friday Night Services, and finally a Traditional (and delicious) Shabbat Dinner. Our menu will include the Rebbetzin’s home-baked Challah (unbeatable!), Gefilte Fish with Salads, Grammy’s famous Chicken Soup with Matzah Balls, Baked Chicken, Traditional Kugel, and Italian Ices for Dessert.

We will have games and other fun activities as well. Reservations requested by responding to this message.

On Saturday we will have a beautiful Shabbat Kiddush Luncheon to which everyone is invited immediately following our joyous and meaningful Shabbat services that begin at 10am.

On Saturday Night there is a Havdalah Service and concert by the Moshav Band at 7:30pm taking place at Beth Am in Carmel Valley.   

Formal Registration is required by following this link: https://shabbatsandiego.org/

Please take the additional step of letting us know that you are going by responding to this message. Men, women, and children are welcome to participate. 

Starts THIS Week!

Great Debates in Jewish History

6-Part Series Beginning October 31st

Debate and disputation are not only encouraged within Judaism but reside at the very heart of Jewish history and theology. Chabad at La Costa in conjunction with the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) presents Great Debates in Jewish History, a six-session course exploring six fundamental conflicts that pit the greatest Jewish minds against each other--six instances of vastly divergent perspectives from throughout our history, including several that remain questions for us today.

Discover a stirring and surprising account of Judaism’s intellectual history, from the ancient to the modern-day; as you relive epochs rich in narrative that provide fascinating context for six of the most monumental intellectual and theological debates in our history.

The parade of characters presented in this course spans two millennia of biblical, rabbinic, and modern disputation, reflecting the panorama of Jewish history with its monumental political, ethical, and spiritual challenges.

This excellent 6-part series, with each individual class understandable by itself, begins on Tuesday, October 31st and continues for six consecutive Tuesdays from 7-9pm. For further information call 760-943-8891 or log onto to www.chabadatlacosta.com.

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Havdalah Glow Party, November 18, 6:30 PM- 9 PM

Light up family game night with a Havdallah ceremony and rocket balloon light show. Create your own “Guess Who game” with fun, snapchat-inspired filters starring you and your friends. Join in for some delicious artisan popcorn making and play today’s most popular games with a Jewish twist.

Haftarah Overview

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

Isaiah  40:27-41:16

The Haftarah for this week's Torah portion begins with an exhortation never to despair. Hashem gives strength to the weary and might to the powerless. Verse 41:13 reads: "For I, Hashem, your G-d, grasp your right hand, the One Who says to you: 'Fear not, for I help you.'"

The Haftarah is a consolation to Israel; the people must never despair. The underlying message reflects Abraham's acceptance of the will of Hashem and thereby survived many severe tests. The Haftarah tells us that sin and exile are both temporary phenomenon - the bond between Israel and Hashem is both strong and permanent. We have the strength and the will to overcome internal fatigue and doubt; if only we call upon these positive attributes and recognize the Giver of goodness.

Weekly Class Schedule

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

Tuesday: JLI – Great Debates in Jewish History – 7pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Hebrew School - Hebrew School Registration

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!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info. Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Cole Estrin, Ilana Israel, and Art Markovits, 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 Albert Walden, William Ruden, Sophia Margolina, William Coulson, Oscar Dover, Rose Shefren, Arline Gutin, and all of those who have 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. 

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 has been ‘growing’. 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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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 17th of Elul 5777, Sept. 8th '17

Message from the Rabbi
 

One year, Mom decided she wasn’t going to keep nagging the children to send thank-you notes for their gifts. As a result, they never thanked Grandma for the generous checks she had sent for Chanukah.

The next year, however, things changed. “The children came over in person to thank me,” Grandma told her friend triumphantly.

“How wonderful! What do you think caused the change in behavior?”

“Oh, that's easy,” Grandma replied. “This year I didn't sign the checks.”


This week, while reviewing the Torah portion, it struck me just how integral to Jewish tradition expressing gratitude is. While I knew about the mitzvah of bikkurim, where farmers bring the first of their produce to the Temple as a way of thanking G-d for their crop, I hadn’t previously paid attention to the extensive language used in this obligatory thanks.

“And you shall call out and say before G-d, your G-d, “An Aramean [Laban] sought to destroy my father [Jacob], and he went down to Egypt and lived there with a small number of people, and there he became a great, mighty and numerous nation. And the Egyptians treated us cruelly and afflicted us, and they imposed hard labor upon us. And we cried out to G-d, the G-d of our fathers, and G-d heard our voice, and He saw our affliction, our labor and our oppression. And G-d brought us out from Egypt with a strong hand and with an outstretched arm, with great awe, and with signs and wonders. And He brought us to this place, and He gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. And now, behold, I have brought the first of the fruit of the ground which you, O G-d, have given to me . . .” (Deuteronomy 26:5-10)

At first, I wondered whether this was perhaps a case of the Bible getting carried away with some flowery poetry. Couldn’t G d have given the poor farmer who traveled all the way to Jerusalem a simpler way of showing gratitude?

But upon reflection, I realized that the Torah is actually teaching us an important lesson in humanity. Saying thank you should not be a brief line we say by rote. How often do we hear parents instructing reminding their children to say please and thank you? Of course we should teach our children to be polite, but there is much more to showing gratitude than just the fulfillment of social convention. Truly showing gratitude requires realizing the full context of the gift or kindness we’ve received, as well as the history, relationship, and intention behind it. The words we choose should be an accurate portrayal of our inner appreciation.

When we thank our parents, spouses, or friends, we need to take into consideration what these people have done for us, not only today but in the past. We need to consider the words that we offer, so that, like the farmers, we succeed in conveying the extent of our sincere appreciation for what we have received.

  Volume 18 Number 48, 17th of Elul 5777, Sept. 8th '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

SPECIAL Shabbos – MAZEL TOV!

This Shabbos we will be celebrating not one but two birthdays! MAZEL TOV to Rebbetzin and Dovid Eilfort on your upcoming birthdays!

The World is Shaking!

It seems that the world is being overtaken with tragedies! Hurricanes, earthquakes, rogue regimes threatening a nuclear holocaust, G-d forbid! What is particularly difficult about these situations is the helplessness we feel. Umbrellas don’t work against hurricanes. Shock absorbers don’t work against earthquakes. And reason doesn’t work with tyrants.

Of course, as Jews we have an inner voice that tells us that we must DO something! So what should we DO about all of these catastrophes?

Fortunately we have a deep well of wisdom from which to draw, as our Sages have faced countless tests throughout the millennia. What do they say to do at times like this?

Judaism tells us to take a three-pronged approach. We must add in our Torah Study, Prayers, and Acts of Kindness. These are described as the Three Pillars upon which the world rests. In other words, the world exists by virtue of these three aspects of our divine service.

Yes, that is a very heavy responsibility (to perpetuate the existence of the world). But we have never shied away from hard work, in fact, we thrive on it. We must roll up our sleeves and get busy! Take an extra Torah class. Give extra charity. And (come to shul to) say some extra prayers.

We can choose to interpret the rumblings and shakings as divine punishment. Or we can choose to view the same events as wake-up calls for all of us in preparation for the Day of Judgement and Day of Repentance.

Remember, the Almighty loves each and every one of us! Can we honestly say we feel the same towards Him and if we do, do we SHOW it?

Good Shabbos!

Shabbos Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by the Eilfort Family in honor of Dovid and Nechama’s birthdays.

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!

Rosh Hashana Sweet Shoppe (THIS WEEK), September 10, 10:30 AM- 12 PM

Children of all ages are welcome to start this year off sweetly! Aspiring confectioners and candy connoisseurs get buzzzy as they melt, mix and knead holiday sweets and treats. Starring magnificent edible honey challah dishes, flavorful honey sticks, honey taffy, and make-your-own honey flavored lip balm. 

THIS Sunday at our Educational Annex, 7740-E El Camino Real, Carlsbad.

Contact Chaya Eilfort 786-543-8772 or 760-943-8891

High Holiday Reservations NECESSARY

Members and non-Members are asked to make reservations for our upcoming High Holiday services. Making reservations is extremely simple – just reply to this message! More about our High Holiday plans can be found below. Our suggested donation for High Holiday seats is $100 per adult and $50 per child. NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS. Tickets are not necessary. Membership is not necessary. Those who make reservations will receive the full schedule. The cost to join us for the dinners is $36 per adult and $18 per child for non-members and $25 per adult and $10 per child for members.

Time to Order an Esrog is NOW

Those who would like a Lulav and Esrog must order no later than this coming Tuesday. The cost is $75 for a regular set and $200 for a deluxe set. Please note that the price on the deluxe sets, which come from Calabria, Italy, jumped significantly this year due to a largely failed harvest caused by a cold snap. We are fortunate to be able to get any at all. Please respond to this message to place your order.

High Holiday Plans

Our plans are in place and we say with complete confidence that this year’s High Holiday Experience will be the best yet. Rabbi Yossi Nigri is returning all the way from Brazil to lead our services as Cantor. We are offering a full camp-like experience for the children. We are offering community meals (see menus below) following evening services each evening, and wonderful kiddushes following services each day. Add the above to the most welcoming and friendly community in the world, and a meaningful and enjoyable experience is guaranteed!

High Holiday Honors

During the High Holiday Season people enjoy the added blessings of having or sponsoring an honor. In fact, Aliyas on the High Holidays are considered one of the greatest honors of the year. Shuls around the world raise huge percentages of their yearly budget by auctioning off these Mitzvos.

Why do people spend so lavishly?

Because we know that the Day of Judgement and the Day of Atonement are upon us, and that Tzedakah (charity) is the most effective way to avert an evil decree.

Those who would like the great Mitzvah of having an honor on the High Holidays should immediately contact the shul by email so arrangements can be made. A list of all available honors will be sent out. This will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. info@chabadatlacosta.com.

Rosh Hashanah Menus

Wednesday, September 20th

Wine

Round Challahs with Honey

Apples with Honey

Drinks

Water, Ice Tea, Lemonade

Fish

Sweet & Sour Salmon

Salads 

Green Salad,

Babaganoush (Red & White),

Corn Salad

Soup

Chicken with Matzah Balls

Main Course

Roast Chicken

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Peas & Onions

Carrot Tzimmis

Dessert

Apple Cake

Date-nut Cookies

Thursday, September 21st

Wine

Round Challahs with Honey

Apples with Honey

Pomegranate

Drinks

Water, Ice Tea, Lemonade

Fish

Gefilte / Salmon Mix Loaves

Salads 

Green Salad

Babaganoush (Red & White)

Corn Salad

Soup

Chicken with Matzah Balls

Main Course

Brisket of Beef

Roast Potatoes

Asparagus

Tzimmis

Dessert

Fresh Fruit

Soy Ice Cream

Friday, September 22nd 

Wine

Round Challahs with Honey

Drinks

Water, Ice Tea, Lemonade

Fish

Moroccan Salmon

Salads 

Green Salad

Babaganoush (Red & White)

Humus

Spicy Carrot Salad

Purple Cabbage Salad

Soup

Persian Legume Soup

Main Course

Moroccan Chicken

Persian Rice

Vegetable Terrine 

Tzimmis

Dessert

Baklava

Halva

Just in Time for the High Holidays we Present to You…

If you haven’t been to shul for a while you may not know that there are some dramatic improvements going on. Of course we are adding programming all of the time. But in addition to the programming we are continually working hard to make the shul into an even more physically beautiful and inviting environment.

With this in mind please swing by so you can see first-hand our brand new magnificent landscaping and hardscaping. Anyone who would like a personal update and/or tour please contact the office via email or phone. Our number is 760-943-8891, and our email address is info@chabadatlacosta.com.

We extend our most sincere thank you to the Reh Family for their generous donation of our desert scape and dry river bed, and the Moyal Family for the beautiful hardscape!

New Membership Year:

Time to Sign Up

Please note that our membership year ends on June 30th. If you made the commitment to be a member in the past year but have not yet paid your membership dues please come current immediately. You may contact the office to find out the status of your account or write to Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Also, please note that the Chabad at La Costa Membership year begins on July 1st. We are asking that all of our friends and supporters fill out and return the Membership Application Form, which will be mailed in the near future as soon as possible.

We rely on Membership as the single most important source of revenue for our Jewish Center. If our shul has helped you or if you believe in what we are doing, please “make it official,” and become a Member. Remember, “Membership has its privileges!” Those who are already Members please accept are most sincere appreciation, and please send in your forms.

Looking Ahead…

Sukktoberfest ‘17

Sukkot this year falls right in the middle of Oktoberfest. Let’s combine the two and have a night under the stars in a beautiful beer garden, with ice cold harvest beers, glatt kosher bratwurst, music, your friends, and a sukkah! Tons of fun games, door prizes, great people!

Two Parties, October 8th for our Young Jewish Professionals (20s, 30s, 40s) and October 9th for families, and the whole community 6 to 10pm. The cost is $25 per adult and $10 per child (3-12). Reservations appreciated. Call 760-943-8891 for further details or check our website;www.chabadatlacosta.com

Great Debates in Jewish History

6-Part Series

Debate and disputation are not only encouraged within Judaism but reside at the very heart of Jewish history and theology. Chabad at La Costa in conjunction with the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) presents Great Debates in Jewish History, a six-session course exploring six fundamental conflicts that pit the greatest Jewish minds against each other--six instances of vastly divergent perspectives from throughout our history, including several that remain questions for us today.

Discover a stirring and surprising account of Judaism’s intellectual history, from the ancient to the modern-day; as you relive epochs rich in narrative that provide fascinating context for six of the most monumental intellectual and theological debates in our history.

The parade of characters presented in this course spans two millennia of biblical, rabbinic, and modern disputation, reflecting the panorama of Jewish history with its monumental political, ethical, and spiritual challenges.

This excellent 6-part series, with each individual class understandable by itself, begins on Tuesday, October 31st and continues for six consecutive Tuesdays from 7-9pm. For further information call 760-943-8891 or log onto to www.chabadatlacosta.com.

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Shakes in the Shack, October 8, 10:00 AM- 12 PM

Children and their families are invited to get your shake on at this Sukkos dance party and groove to beats mixed by popular Jewish Dj. Features games, party favors, and craft your own signature milkshakes and frapps.

Contact Chaya Eilfort 786-543-8772 or 760-943-8891

Havdalah Glow Party, November 18, 6:30 PM- 9 PM

Light up family game night with a Havdallah ceremony and rocket balloon light show. Create your own “Guess Who game” with fun, snapchat-inspired filters starring you and your friends. Join in for some delicious artisan popcorn making and play today’s most popular games with a Jewish twist.

Haftarah Thought

By Gabbai Harold Reisman

 Isaiah 60: 1-22

Once again, the main thrust of this Haftarah is consolation. The emphasis is much stronger here than in the other six messages of consolation. The reason is the need for a strong counterweight to dire messages in the Sidra/Portion - a category of evils that may occur if Israel fails to observe the laws of Hashem.      

The Haftarah attempts to lift the potential for gloom with a depiction of the future glory of Israel. Note verse 5:  "...the sea's abundance shall shower you..." and think of the vast gas reserves recently found and now used in Israel and elsewhere.

The glorious future will come to pass in due time and our part in this great unfolding event should be clear to all of us. And specifically we must recognize, understand and internalize the closing concept: "...you shall know that I, the Eternal, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob." This true statement should be part of our daily thoughts - not merely during the Days of Awe.


Weekly Class Schedule

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

Tuesday: Jewish Mysticism/Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

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

Hebrew School Begins THIS WEEK - Hebrew School Registration

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!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info. Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Dovid 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 all of those who have 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. 

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 has been ‘growing’. 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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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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