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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!

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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

 

 

 

The Back Page

 

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 

 

 

The Back Page

 

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!

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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.

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

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

 

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

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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.

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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!

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!

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

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

Your referrals are appreciated.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

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

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!

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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:

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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.

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 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.

JewishEncinitas.com

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.

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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!

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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 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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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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Joseph Markowitz: 760-415-8742

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Energy, Health, Weight Loss

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

Your referrals are appreciated.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

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

Cost Effective Advertising Available HERE

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

Weekly Update Volume 18 Number 45 26 Av 5777, Aug. 18 '17

 

Message from the Rabbi
 

Moshe Rabinowitz fled Germany in the late 1930s. In preparation, he sold all his assets, converted them to gold, and had five sets of solid gold teeth made.

When he arrived in New York, the customs official couldn’t understand why anybody would have five sets of gold teeth.

“We Orthodox Jews use separate dishes for meat and dairy, but I am so kosher that I also have separate sets of teeth,” he explained.

The customs official shook his head and said, “That accounts for two sets of teeth. What about the other three?”

“Us Jews use separate dishes for Passover, too, so I need two more sets for the holiday—Passover meat and Passover dairy.

“And what about the fifth set?”

“Well, to tell you the truth, once in a while I like a ham sandwich.”


One of the most common complaints I hear about keeping kosher and other Torah laws is that they are far too restrictive and oppressive.

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Pirkei Avot – Ethics of Our Fathers, which we read on Shabbat afternoons throughout the summer months, directly addresses this point: “There is no free individual, except for he who occupies himself with the study of Torah.” (Pirkei Avot 6:2)

At first glance this seems like an outlandish statement. Yes, it is fair to say that Torah gives us the tools to make good choices, or that it teaches us ethical behavior, but granting us freedom sounds a little far-fetched. If anything, the Torah seems rigid with discipline and heavy with restrictions that curtail our freedom!

True freedom, however, is a state of mind, which we can achieve only after we free ourselves from internal oppression—the addictions, lusts, and desires which control us from within.

This deeper understanding of freedom is accomplished through meticulous adherence to the lifestyle outlined in Torah, which helps us control our inner bogeymen. By submitting ourselves to the rigorous discipline of Torah we can achieve peace of mind and a meaningful, profound freedom.

  Chabad Weekly Update Volume 18 Number 45 26 Av 5777, Aug. 18 '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Shabbos Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by the Mintz Family in honor of three birthdays; Anna’s, David’s, and Keith’s. Mazel tov on the happy occasions! 

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!

Difficult Words at a Difficult Time

By: Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort

What a terrible and sad week it has been in this country and in Europe, as racial strife has again reared its ugly head. Can you imagine?! Neo-Nazis are on the march… still. Memo to all the Neo-Nazis out there; ‘YOU LOST!’ Your hero, Adolf Hitler, brought misery and suffering to a large percentage of the world population with a disproportionate amount falling on Jewish heads. Interestingly, but not surprising to students of history, while the Nazis brought misery and suffering on a massive scale to huge swaths of the globe, the German People itself, probably suffered more than any others. Indeed, tyrants always start by bringing suffering to others but end by bringing suffering to their own supporters. It happens every time. When will they finally learn?!

Thank G-d, we live in the Land of the Free! Thank G-d, we live in a country that is long on generosity, kindness, and justice. Thank G-d, we live in a land that long ago banished the lunatic White Supremacists (Imagine! Actually believing that one’s race makes him/her better than another! PURE STUPIDITY), to the extreme fringe of society. Yes, even one Neo-Nazi is troubling, but let’s keep things in perspective, they are so far marginalized as to be inconsequential to Americans and America. In fact, if not for the media giving them their 15 minutes of fame they would be gone completely, in my opinion.

I am afraid that we Jews are so scarred by the Holocaust and the destruction wrought by the Nazis (and who can blame us?), that we are neglecting to look at the other side of the coin. These days, it is not the Neo Nazis we need fear. The danger to the Jewish people and the West is coming from the other direction, and it is coming fast!

Just a couple of weeks ago an Imam in Davis, California (about 500 miles from HERE) spoke from the pulpit and he read directly from the Quran. He quoted the Quran that exhorts Muslims to murder Jews. He read it in front of a group of Muslim worshippers and it was recorded. He later apologized saying that his words were taken out of context (they weren’t, they were direct quotes). There was nary a peep as this Muslim preacher called for the destruction of our people. Yet, it seems, the media doesn’t feel that is newsworthy. Is Jewish blood still cheap then?!

The Neo Nazis are thoroughly evil, foolish people. They are not in power. They are nowhere near power. Should we keep our eyes on them and do what we can to thwart them? Of course! But the type of resources that we are expending fighting an enemy without teeth is profoundly troubling because there is another enemy with bared fangs and extended claws already attempting to murder our people.

Just yesterday this murderous, Islamist ideology, reared its ugly head again in Barcelona. The murderer did exactly what the Imam in Barcelona called for. Has anyone from the mainstream media connected the obvious dots? I think not. Should we be fooled and follow as ‘sheeple’ likewise not connecting the dots? I think not!

Don’t get distracted, my dear friends. We cannot afford to be looking one direction when the real and present danger is coming from the other direction completely. There are fringe elements on both sides of the political divide. Neither side is our friend. Both want to harm the Jewish people either by directly calling for our destruction or through targeting Israel. Right now, however, the bigger threat (BY FAR) is from those who seek to destroy Israel.

Sadly, the mainstream media has chosen sides (and it’s not ours) and covers and misreports on the truly evil deeds of the anarchists/communists/Islamists. The tyranny of Islamism, anarchism and communism is a much bigger threat to our ability to be Jews and have an Independent Jewish State, than any Neo Nazis right now. Be vigilant! Be informed. Don’t buy into the false narrative of the mainstream media. Think with your head, not your heart.

We, as Jews, must remember that neither extreme is our friend. Really, we must remember that we must rely on Hashem, and only Hashem. No politician (from either party) is going to save us.

G-d bless and good Shabbos!

BBQ Bounty & Steak Night

Our BBQ Bounty is going strong! People love the new salad bar and moon bounce for the children. For $18 per adult and $10 per child (3-12) people get a delicious all-you-can-eat Kosher buffet experience! Burgers, hotdogs, hot wings, corn on the cob, fries, cotton candy and snow cones, are all available. Reservations are appreciated by clicking www.chabadatlacosta.com/BBQ or by calling the office at 760-943-8891.

Steak Night Continues

On this coming Thursday as well as select Thursdays throughout the remainder of the summer we will transform our breezeway and patio into a beautiful restaurant and serve the most delicious 16oz Bone-in Rib Steak ($36 per person) or Grilled Chicken ($20 per person). Please note that the prices are all inclusive (salad bar, sides, and drinks), and are actually less than most non-Kosher restaurants when comparing what is offered!  Advanced Reservations are required by calling 760-943-8891 or clicking www.chabadatlacosta.com/BBQl. Reservations are very important as last week we sold out.

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…

Tick Tock Make a Clock - Women's DMC Group

In honor of Rosh Chodesh Elul, Chaya Eilfort is hosting a craft at her home in Encinitas. Throughout the month of Elul we take an accounting of our previous year and plan for the coming year. Decorate a clock for your favorite room, and learn to make every minute count. For more information and to save your spot call Chaya at 786-543-8772.

Would YOU like to host a Rosh Chodesh DMC in your home? Do YOU have anything you want to share with our community? Call 760-943-8891.

High Holiday Community Meals

Chabad at La Costa, in conjunction with the fabulous Omni La Costa Resort, is offering a High Holiday retreat. Features of the Retreat include deeply discounted room rates at the resort, reserved seats at our uplifting and meaningful services, gourmet holiday meals each evening, children’s programming, all in the comfort and beauty of our beautiful building. Participation is limited to the first 50 respondents, so immediate reservations are highly recommended. Complete details are available upon request. Call 760-943-8891 for further details or check our website;www.chabadatlacosta.com

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/JLI.

Rosh Hashana Sweet Shoppe, September 10, 10:30 AM- 12 PM

Children of all ages are welcome to start this year off sweet! 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. 

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

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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 Havdalah 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 54:11-55:15

 

The prophet begins by speaking of the "afflicted, storm-tossed one..." The people were not consoled since redemption is long overdue. 

In this short Haftarah, the navi promises that the punishment of exile will serve as atonement for sins and that redemption can come quickly and spectacularly. 

Hashem promises (v. 55:3): "Incline your ear and come to Me, and you will be rejuvenated..." Contemporary life offers diversions, disruptions and temptations. Here is a clear path to self-improvement and to a rich and meaningful life. The path is given and the choice is detailed. Only the individual can make the appropriate selection for his own, and Klal Yisrael's/the Jewish people’s, future. The High Holidays are coming soon. When should we make the correct decision, if not now?


Weekly Class Schedule

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

Monday: Read Hebrew America - 7pm 

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

Cancelled This Week Due to Special Event - Wednesday: Torah Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Thursday: Read Hebrew America - 11am 

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. www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/HebrewSchool.

Special Wishes

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

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

WE REMEMBER Yehudis Chaia bas Yosef Nissin 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.

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/Omni. Follow the links.

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

 

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!

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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

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

Dream Home Cinema

*Family Room Surround

*Wholesale House Audio

*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz: 760-415-8742

Joseph@DreamHomeCinema.com

Energy, Health, Weight Loss

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

Your referrals are appreciated.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

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

Pammy's Pony Parties and Petting Zoo

Pammy's Pony Parties are not your average pony parties. You can bring your children to the ranch and enjoy a cowboy theme party with ponies, horses to ride and lots of farm animals to enjoy. Save the mess at home let us decorate and order pizza from nearby Leucadia Pizza in RSF Your party will be one to remember. How the children love to collect the eggs from the chickens and turkey

Pammy is an insured horse back riding instructor, camp director, veterinay assistant, and teacher with over 20 years experience.

A party includes Rides for everyone! Little lessons in Horsemanship and Care! Cowboy Hats for Everyone! Art Projects! An adorable petting zoo of friendly Rabbits! Goats! Chickens! And More! 

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Chabad Weekly Update - A week of Simcha! 19th of Av 5777, Aug 11, '17

Message from the Rabbi
 

A man was hired to paint a boat. He brought his paint and brushes to the beach and began to paint the boat a bright, new red, as the owner had requested. As he worked, he noticed paint seeping through the floor of the boat. He realized that there was a leak, and decided to mend it. When the paint had dried, he collected his payment and went on his way.

The following day the owner of the boat came to the painter and presented him with a large check. The painter was surprised. "You have already paid me for my work," he said.

"But this is not for the paint job. It is for mending the leak."

"That was such a small thing; I did not plan to charge you for it. Surely you are not paying me this huge amount for something so minor?"

"My dear friend, you do not understand. Let me tell you what happened:

Red-Boat-20x36in-2013.jpg"When I asked you to paint the boat I had forgotten to mention the leak. When the boat was nice and dry, my children took the boat and went fishing. When I heard, I was frantic, for I remembered that the boat had a leak! Imagine my relief when I saw them safe and sound. I examined the boat and saw that you had repaired the leak. Now you see what you have done? You have saved the lives of my children! I haven't enough money to repay you for your 'little' good deed...”

Every mitzvah is part of a larger, unknown Divine plan, and even if it seems small and unimportant to us, it may be the one that will make all the difference. Even those mitzvahs which people tend to neglect or trample (alluded to in the name of this week’s Torah portion “Eikev” which also means “heel”) are essential and indispensable!

When we are meticulous in our observances of even the seemingly inconsequential mitzvahs, we strengthen the spiritual fabric of the world and illuminate the path to the final redemption with the coming of Moshiach speedily in our days!

Red Boat Painting by HORACIO CARDOZO

  Volume 18 Number 44, 19th of Av 5777, August 11, '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Friday Night Services TONIGHT @ 7:15pm

We will be holding Friday Night Services tonight at shul at 7:15pm. We hope you can join us.

Special Shabbos THIS Week

Mazel tov to the Nejataim Family on Benjamin’s marriage to Alana Becker! We will be having Sheva Brachos for them on Shabbos during the Kiddush. Everyone is invited!

Shabbos Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Blossom Nejataim in honor of Benjamin’s marriage to Alana Becker! It is being cosponsored by Beverly Galperin in honor of Misha’s birthday, which was always celebrated in our shul. Finally, the Solomon/Blackman family are participating in honor the birth of twins! The Bris will be on Monday at noon in our shul, G-d willing.

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!

Shul Group Going to the Padres Game on Jewish Community Day

Save the Date! Sunday, August 20th at 1:40pm

We have Padres tickets available for the game against the Washington Nationals that will take place in Petco Park on Sunday, August 20th at 1:40pm. This particular game is Jewish Community Day. Our seats will be in the shade, in the Right Field Reserved Seats. The $30, payable to the shul, per ticket includes a Reserved Seat, a special hat, and a Kosher hotdog and soda. We can also get discounted parking at $20 per car if ordered in advance.

If you would like to join us for a fabulous day in the park, enjoying Padres baseball and the broader Jewish community please respond immediate to this message. Only a limited number of tickets are available and we expect to sell out fairly quickly!

Go Padres!

Special Guests Here THIS Shabbos

Rabbi Eilfort’s in-laws, Rabbi and Rebbetzin Naftali Levy, will be joining our community this Shabbos! Nechama’s mother will give a Dvar Torah for women after Shabbat services. Please join us for what promises to be a beautiful Shabbos!

BBQ Bounty & Steak Night

Our BBQ Bounty is going strong! People love the new salad bar and moon bounce for the children. For $18 per adult and $10 per child (3-12) people get a delicious all-you-can-eat Kosher buffet experience! Burgers, hotdogs, hot wings, corn on the cob, fries, cotton candy and snow cones, are all available. Reservations are appreciated by responding to this email or by calling the office at 760-943-8891.

Steak Night Continues

On this coming Thursday as well as select Thursdays throughout the remainder of the summer we will transform our breezeway and patio into a beautiful restaurant and serve the most delicious 16oz Bone-in Rib Steak ($36 per person) or Grilled Chicken ($20 per person). Please note that the prices are all inclusive (salad bar, sides, and drinks), and are actually less than most non-Kosher restaurants when comparing what is offered!  Advanced Reservations are required by calling 760-943-8891 or email. Reservations are very important as last week we sold out.

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.

Haftarah Thought

By Gabbai Harold Reisman

Isaiah 49:14-51:3

This is the second Haftarah of Consolation. It opens with the question "Can a woman forget her baby?" Then the "destroyers" will be driven out.

There is a clear vision of the elevation of Israel and the punishment for those who have oppressed the nation. There are ghastly punishments for the oppressors. The visions we see on TV today show that the terrible punishments have not ended.

Finally, in the last verses of the Haftarah, there is the great and immortal phrase: "Look to the rock from which you were hewn. The quarry from which you were cut." (v. 51:1)  So the message to us is true today as it was then - the task for Klal Yisroel / the Jewish People is very difficult but the knowledge and accomplishments of our forefathers can light the way to a great and glorious future. The message to the people is to look to your past and cultivate your faith and recall and revere your avot/fathers and emahot/mothers.

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 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

MAZEL TOV wishes go out to the Nejataim family upon the wedding of Benjamin and Alana!

MAZEL TOV wishes go out to the Blackman family on the birth of the twins!

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

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

WE REMEMBER all of those who have 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.

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 toinfo@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

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

Shul Etiquette

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

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

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

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

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

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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 12th of Av 5777, Aug. 4 '17


Message from the Rabbi
 

A student once asked the Lubavitcher Rebbe, "What is a rebbe good for?"

“I can’t speak about myself,” answered the Rebbe, “but I can tell you about my rebbe, my father-in-law, the Previous Rebbe. My rebbe was a geologist of the soul. You see, there are so many treasurers in the earth: gold, silver, diamonds, etc. But if you don’t know where to dig, you’ll only find dirt, rocks, and mud. The rebbe can tell you where to dig, and what to dig for, but the digging you must do yourself.”


The single most powerful and well-known Jewish prayer is the Shema, which is written in this week's Torah portion. It is short—just six words—but it encapsulates the very creed of Judaism.

What is it about this prayer that makes Jews cry? What is it about this prayer that reminded Jewish children, hidden in convents during the Holocaust, of their true heritage? What is it that motivates people on their death beds to muster up the strength to say these words after weeks of silence?

Is it merely a feeling of nostalgia? Or is it an arousal of latent Jewishness within each and every one of us?

I believe it’s the latter. Because deep inside every Jew there is a spark just waiting to be ignited, and the Shema serves as the lighter.

Make sure to not just say, but really ponder and internalize, this powerful prayer twice daily—morning and night. It provides the fire we so desperately need to light our own flame, and most important, that of the next generation.

  Volume 18 Number 43, 12th of Av 5777, Aug. 4 '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Special Shabbos THIS Week

This Shabbos is called Nachamu, after the name of the Haftarah. Now that the 9 Days of Mourning are finished it is time to receive the comforting of the Almighty.

This week’s Portion is Va’Eschanan, which includes the 10 Commandments and the Shema! Perhaps the most special portion of all. Everyone should endeavor to be in shul to listen to the reading of the 10 Commandments. Services begin at 10am (not to be confused with 12:15 – in fact, if you come at 10 you are guaranteed to hear the 10 Commandments). Every Jewish man, woman, and child should be in shul this Shabbos. We hope to see you here!

Shabbos Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Dinah and Stephen Miller in honor of their children being here!

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!

Shul Group Going to the Padres Game on Jewish Community Day

Save the Date! Sunday, August 20th at 1:40pm

We have Padres tickets available for the game against the Washington Nationals that will take place in Petco Park on Sunday, August 20th at 1:40pm. This particular game is Jewish Community Day. Our seats will be in the shade, in the Right Field Reserved Seats. The $30, payable to the shul, per ticket includes a Reserved Seat, a special hat, and a Kosher hotdog and soda. We can also get discounted parking at $20 per car if ordered in advance.

If you would like to join us for a fabulous day in the park, enjoying Padres baseball and the broader Jewish community please respond immediate to this message. Only a limited number of tickets are available and we expect to sell out fairly quickly!

Go Padres!

Special Guests Coming NEXT Shabbos

Rabbi Eilfort’s in-laws, Rabbi and Rebbetzin Naftali Levy, will be joining our community next Shabbos! Nechama’s mother will be giving a very special lecture for women after Shabbat services. More details to come this week, but please plan on joining us.

BBQ Bounty & Steak Night

Our BBQ Bounty is back and it is going strong! People love the new salad bar and moon bounce for the children. For $18 per adult and $10 per child (3-12) people get a delicious all-you-can-eat Kosher buffet experience! Burgers, hotdogs, hot wings, corn on the cob, fries, cotton candy and snow cones, are all available. Reservations are appreciated by responding to this email or by calling the office at 760-943-8891.

Steak Night Resumes

On this coming Thursday as well as select Thursdays throughout the remainder of the summer we will transform our breezeway and patio into a beautiful restaurant and serve the most delicious 16oz Bone-in Rib Steak ($36 per person) or Grilled Chicken ($20 per person). Please note that the prices are all inclusive (salad bar, sides, and drinks), and are actually less than most non-Kosher restaurants when comparing what is offered!  Advanced Reservations are required by calling 760-943-8891 or email.

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.

Haftarah Thought

By Gabbai Harold Reisman

Isaiah 40:1-26

This is the first of Sheva D'Chamtah - the Seven Haftarat of Consolation. It is always read on the Shabbat following Tisha B'Av. All seven Haftarat of comfort are drawn from Isaiah. The navi/prophet speaks of Israel's return after the exile. The opening words of the Haftarah give the Shabbat its name - Shabbat Nachamu. The navi tells of the end of galut/exile. Interestingly, both the Parashah and the Haftarah mention warnings against idol worship. One must remember that idol worship is much more than belief in an object of wood or stone. Extending this warning can be found in Avos 4:2 - "The reward of a mitzvah is a mitzvah, and the reward of a sin is a sin." Ultimately we must learn that every trouble (tzarah) is an opportunity for growth and recovery. The time between Tisha B'Av and the High Holidays is time for deep reflection and reevaluation.

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 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 all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Jean Rack, Rica Hazan and Bernard Walden, 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 outwww.ChabadatLaCosta.com to learn more. 

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

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

Need a Minyan?

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

Minyan Shaping Up

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

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

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

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

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

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

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

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

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

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

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

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that 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

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 6th of Tammuz 5777, June 30th '17

Message from the Rabbi
 

Shlomo was traveling on the London underground, sitting opposite a middle-aged kippah-wearing Jew.

“Shalom, do you have the time?”asked Shlomo.

No response.

“Excuse me,” Shlomo persisted, “what time is it please?”

Again, no response.

“Sir, forgive me for interrupting you again, but I need to know the time. Why won’t you answer me?”

pocket watch.jpgFinally, the man saw fit to respond: “Son, the next stop is last one on this line. I haven’t seen you before, so you must be a stranger. If we start talking now, I'll have to invite you to my home. You’re young and good looking and I have a daughter named Suzy, so you'll probably end up getting married. But why on earth would I want a son-in-law who can’t even afford his own watch?!”


Indeed, the Jewish people have long been known for their superb logic.

But is logical an apt decision? Cast your mind back to the giving of the Torah, when our ancestors rashly declared "We will do and we will hear," committing to adhere to all G‑d's commandments, as set out in the Torah, without know what it contained! Is that no the very opposite of logical?

Moreover, many of the Torah's commandments are incomprehensible to our human logic. Even King Solomon, wisest of men, claimed that the ritual of the red heifer, delineated in this week’s Torah portion baffled him completely.

And yet, there is, ironically, something completely logical about adhering to an illogical system.

For one, any ethical system based solely on human logic is at risk of manipulation. Take murder, for example. If the basis for not murdering is merely a logical societal covenant, what happens when a member of society turns into a nuisance? The very same logic that outlaws murder can be then turned on its head to justify it. If, however, the system is based on a higher authority, there are no exceptions. An immutable law of G‑d must be adhered to unconditionally.

This point was really driven home in the last generation when one of the most progressive and logical nations in the world (Germany) committed some of the most heinous crimes against humanity, all under the guise of civilization and logic.

In addition, submitting to a supra-rational system turns us into better people. By accepting a higher authority and admitting to the weaknesses of human logic and intelligence, we become less egotistical. It makes us humble. And humility, never a weakness, helps us build a gentler and more sensitive world.

  Volume 18 Number 38, 6th of Tammuz 5777, June 30th '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush CupShabbos Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Channah Hale in honor of the Yarzeits of Asher Baruch ben Zelig HaLevi (Arthur Hale), Zelig ben Avraham HaLevi (George Hale), and Avraham ben Yoel HaLevi (Abraham Siegal). 

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

Kiddush Sponsorship

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

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

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

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Yarzeit Minyans Needed

A Yarzeit Minyan is needed on Monday, July 3rd at 8:30pm, Tuesday, July 4th at 8:30am, and at 7:30pm. If you can come and help do this wonderful Mitzvah it would be greatly appreciated.

Jewish Art Calendar

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We are now starting to collect ads for our gorgeous Jewish Art Calendars. Not only are the calendars lovely to look at, but they are full with information about Jewish holidays, special events, and even recipes! The special touch that we have is the personalization where we can add your own birthdays, anniversaries, or the Yarzeits of those you love.  We are also looking for a sponsor/dedication for this year’s calendar.

Participating in the calendar is an important way to support the Shul as well as advertise your business or personal event. Please call the office today for pricing information at 760-943-8891. The deadline for all orders is July 23rd!

BBQ Bounty & Steak Night 

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Our BBQ Bounty is back and it is going strong! People love the new salad bar and moon bounce for the children. For $18 per adult and $10 per child (3-12) people get a delicious all-you-can-eat Kosher buffet experience! Burgers, hotdogs, hot wings, corn on the cob, fries, cotton candy and snow cones, are all available. Reservations are appreciated by responding to this email or by calling the office at 760-943-8891.

Steak Night Returns THIS Week!

steak.jpgOn this coming Thursday as well as select Thursdays throughout the summer beginning in July we will transform our breezeway and patio into a beautiful restaurant and serve the most delicious 16oz Bone-in Rib Steak ($36 per person) or Grilled Chicken ($20 per person). Please note that the prices are all inclusive (salad bar, sides, and drinks), and are actually less than most non-Kosher restaurants when comparing what is offered!  Advanced Reservations are required by calling 760-943-8891 or email.

4th of July Celebration

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We are truly blessed to live in this great country! Please join us in celebration as we host our annual 4th of July BBQ Spectacular from 7-10pm (Fireworks begin at 9pm sharp). Typically our parking lot gets filled up with friends and neighbors who wish to enjoy the BEST view of the Omni La Costa fireworks display. It is absolutely second to none! The cost is $18 per adult and $10 per child (3-12). The food will be great! The fireworks will be great! And best of all, the company will be great! Reserve today via email, info@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Camp for Our Fabulous Super Juniors!

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July 5th, 6th, and 7th we will be hosting a wonderful Camp for Kids! Bring your little ones for a safe and engaging experience from 11:30am – 2:30pm. The children will engage in play and learning in a wholesome atmosphere under the direct supervision of Morah Chaya and/or Morah Nechama. Camp will take place in our Educational Annex, 7740-E El Camino Real, Carlsbad. The cost is $25 per day. Scholarships and Family Discounts are available. Children 6 months – 3 years. Send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com for further information.


New Membership Year: 
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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.

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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.

Haftarah Thought

By Gabbai Harold Reisman

Shoftim 11: 1-33 

The background story of this Haftarah is not in the text we read but it is very important. The king of Ammon claimed sovereignty over parts of Eretz Yisroel. (This is an old phenomenon but occurs even today.) The basis, such as it is, is in the Parashah. Ammon and Moav were descendants of Lot (Abraham's nephew). The land had belonged to Moav but was conquered by Sichon. Ammon claimed ownership but Yiftach (who sincerely tried to avoid war) said that since Sichon had conquered the land, Ammon was in error and had no rights to the land.

The willingness to negotiate (but not yield any area of the land) and to avoid war is overshadowed by the improper pledge (v. 31) - whose terrible result is not shown in the text of the Haftarah. In any case, the rash vow could have been annulled by priestly authority.

Weekly Class Schedule

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

Cancelled due to 4th of July Celebration - Tuesday: Jewish Mysticism/Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

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

Special Wishes

MAZEL TOV wishes go out to Tanya Mintz and her family on the occasion of her Bat Mitzvah!

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 Sidney Weksler, Jacob Weill, Erna Berliner, Martin Magnes, and Arthur Hale on their Yarzeit.

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

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

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

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

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

 

Need a Minyan?

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

Minyan Shaping Up

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

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

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

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

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

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

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

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

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

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

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

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

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

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

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

Shul Etiquette

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

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

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

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

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

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!

U.K. Equestrian & Farm Education Camp

An engaging summer equestrian camp, where young riders learn all the basics of horse care through horse related games and activities... Ranch Cielo 18547 Aliso Canyon Road, Rancho Santa Fe, California,  92067
9:00 - 1:00 Ages 5-11 years
Contact Pamela Kramer Glickman 760-535-5293 or pamelakg51@gmail dot com
Shana 858-774-2582   or galeequinesales@gmail dot com

 

Cost Effective Advertising Available HERE

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

 

Chabad Weekly Update 29th of Sivan 5777, June 23 '17

Message from the Rabbi
 

Yehuda Avner often shared a conversation he had with the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, at the conclusion of a lengthy private audience.

"Let me tell you what I try to do," explained the Rebbe. "Imagine you're looking at a candle.What you really see is a lump of wax with a thread down its middle. When do the thread and wax become a candle? In other words, when do they fulfill the purpose for which they were created? When you put a flame to the thread. That's when the wax and thread become a candle.

lit match.jpg"The wax is the body, and the wick is the soul. Ignite the soul with the fire of Torah and a person will fulfill the purpose for which he or she was created. That is what I try to do–to ignite the soul of our people with the fire of Torah."

Avner then asked the Rebbe, "My candle–has the Rebbe lit it?"

"No," said the Rebbe. "I have given you the match. Only you can light your candle."


Next week marks the 23rd yahrtzeit (anniversary of passing) of the Rebbe. When reflecting on the Rebbe’s life and the movement that he built, one is immediately impressed his influence on world leaders. But as illustrated in this story, the Rebbe did not coerce or dictate his beliefs onto others. He lovingly helped them discover and act upon their own latent potential. As Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of Great Britain and the British Commonwealth, put it so eloquently:“Good leaders create followers. Great leaders create leaders. That was the Rebbe’s greatness. Not only did he lead, he was a source of leadership in others."

It is no coincidence that the Rebbe’s yahrtzeit usually falls out in close proximity to the week that the Torah portion of Korach is read. In this Torah portion, Moses'leadership, and indeed the need for leadership altogether, was fiercely challenged. It is leaders like Moses and the Lubavitcher Rebbe who demonstrate that effective leadership can bring out the best in others, thereby ultimately influencing the entire world.

While most of us are not leaders on a global scale, we can emulate the Rebbe's approach with those in our immediate sphere. By empowering others to make good decisions and pursue holiness, we can help elevate the world, bringing the ultimate Redemption ever closer.

  Volume 18 Number 37, 29th of Sivan 5777, June 23 '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Shabbos Rosh Chodesh THIS Week

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This is a special week as Shabbat and Rosh Chodesh (the New Month) coincide. The significance of this relatively rare event will be discussed during services and at the Kiddush. The Hallel, which are special prayers of joy and thanksgiving, will be included, as will a very special prayers said on Rosh Chodesh that is considered a sign for a healthy income (now you don’t want to miss that!). Services on Shabbat begin at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30am or later). We hope to see you here!

 

 

 

 

Rabbis Out of Town from Monday – Thursday Afternoon

 

 

Classes Cancelled This Week (only)

Shabbos Kiddush Sponsor

Kiddush Cup

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by the Alter Family in memory of Else Markus (Esther Bas Yosef) and Erna Berliner (Esther Bas Yaakov), Naomi’s grandmothers. It is being cosponsored by the Eilfort family in honor of Rivka and Yonah Fenton.

It is also being held in honor of the Rebbe’s Yarzeit, which comes out on Monday night and continues through Tuesday. We will have a special Farbrengen/Chasidic gathering on Shabbos to discuss the Rebbe and the blessings he brought, and continues to bring all of us.

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!

Jewish Art Calendar

 

We are now starting to collect ads for our gorgeous Jewish Art Calendars. Not only are the calendars lovely to look at, but they are full with information about Jewish holidays, special events, and even recipes! The special touch that we have is the personalization where we can add your own birthdays, anniversaries, or the Yarzeits of those you love.  We are also looking for a sponsor/dedication for this year’s calendar.

Participating in the calendar is an important way to support the Shul as well as advertise your business or personal event. Please call the office today for pricing information at 760-943-8891. The deadline for all orders is July 23rd!

BBQ Bounty & Steak Night

Our BBQ Bounty is back and it is going strong! People love the new salad bar and moon bounce for the children. For $18 per adult and $10 per child (3-12) people get a delicious all-you-can-eat Kosher experience! Burgers, hotdogs, hot wings, corn on the cob, fries, cotton candy and snow cones, are all available. Make your reservations here.

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On select Thursdays throughout the summer beginning in July we will transform our breezeway and patio into a beautiful restaurant and serve the most delicious 16oz Bone-in Rib Steak ($36 per person) or Grilled Chicken ($20 per person). Please note that the prices are all inclusive (salad bar, sides, and drinks), and are actually less than most non-Kosher restaurants when comparing what is offered!  Advanced Reservations are required by calling 760-943-8891 or here.

New Membership Year: Time to Sign Up

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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 1stWe 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.

4th of July Celebration

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We are truly blessed to live in this great country! Please join us in celebration as we host our annual 4th of July BBQ Spectacular from 7-10pm (Fireworks begin at 9pm sharp). Typically our parking lot gets filled up with friends and neighbors who wish to enjoy the BEST view of the Omni La Costa fireworks display. It is absolutely second to none! The cost is $18 per adult and $10 per child (3-12). The food will be great! The fireworks will be great! And best of all, the company will be great! Reserve today via email, info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.  

Camp for Our Fabulous Super Juniors!

ActivitiesJuly 5th, 6th, and 7th we will be hosting a wonderful Camp for Kids! Bring your little ones for a safe and engaging experience from 11:30am – 2:30pm. The children will engage in play and learning in a wholesome atmosphere under the direct supervision of Morah Chaya and/or Morah Nechama. Camp will take place in our Educational Annex, 7740-E El Camino Real, Carlsbad. The cost is $25 per day. Scholarships and Family Discounts are available. Children 6 months – 3 years. Send an email toinfo@ChabadatLaCosta.com for further information.

Haftarah Thought

By Gabbai Harold Reisman

Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Tammuz

Isaiah  66:1-24

This Haftarah is special since it is read on Shabbat Rosh Chodesh. It is the last chapter of the Book of Isaiah. The relevant verse in number 23 where on every New Moon and on every Shabbat, there will be recognition of the Master of the world and His laws. Elevated and key references to Jerusalem are noted. Essential and deep-seated belief are far more critical than rote sacrifice (and rote prayer). There is ultimate recognition that HaShem is the midwife of the "birth" of Israel.

Chazal, the Rabbis of blessed memory, note the importance of the Mincha/Afternoon prayer - it is a time of harsh judgment (noted in the Zohar). The month of Tammuz is an entire month of strict judgment. Special care and insight as well as depth of prayer are needed when reciting Mincha during the coming month. 

Weekly Class Schedule – Cancelled THIS Week (ONLY)

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

Tuesday: JLI Survival of a Nation – 7pm

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

Thursday (at Educational Annex): Read Hebrew America – 7pm

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 The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, William Magnes and Piri Jellinek on their Yarzeit.

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

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

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 emailinfo@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.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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Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being

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

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

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

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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.

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 atwww.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!

U.K. Equestrian & Farm Education Camp

An engaging summer equestrian camp, where young riders learn all the basics of horse care through horse related games and activities... Ranch Cielo 18547 Aliso Canyon Road, Rancho Santa Fe, California,  92067
9:00 - 1:00 Ages 5-11 years
Contact Pamela Kramer Glickman 760-535-5293 or pamelakg51@gmail dot com
Shana 858-774-2582   or galeequinesales@gmail dot com

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 15th of Sivan 5777, June 9, '17

Message from the Rabbi
 

A delegation of rabbis traveled through Europe immediately after the Holocaust on a mission to visit the Catholic orphanages and reclaim the Jewish children who sought refuge there during the war. This was not going to be an easy task. Because the children arrived at such a young, impressionable age, the majority of them had no recollection of their Jewish past.

To further complicate matters, most of their parents had been murdered and there were no documents available to prove their heritage. Nevertheless, the rabbis were determined to find these children and return them to their rightful place in the Jewish community.

At one convent which was rumored to have many Jewish orphans, the directors agreed that if the rabbis could prove the Jewishness of the orphans, they would release the children to the Jewish community. The rabbis convinced the directors to allow them to meet the children at night, at which time they would prove to them that the children were Jewish.

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That evening, as the children prepared for bed, the rabbis walked through the dormitories in the presence of the directors and recited aloud the bedtime prayer, “Shema Yisrael Hashem Elokeinu Hashem Echad”.The children reacted immediately, crying out in their native tongues, “Mamma,Tatteh, where are you? Are you there?”

In our generation there are hundreds of thousands of children who have never received a proper Jewish education and are being lost to assimilation. We, too, must track down these children (and adults) and bring them home, by finding that special place in their Jewish hearts— the indestructible core of the Jewish soul that needs only a “Shema Yisrael” to arouse it. If we can ignite the flame of the soul, we will succeed in bringing our children back home, stemming the tide of assimilation.

This week's Torah portion, Behaalotcha, discusses the priestly duty of lighting the Temple Menorah. The Menorah symbolizes the souls of the Jewish people, which it was the leadership’s duty to ignite.

Our sages teach, “Kol Yisrael areivim zeh lazeh ”—all Jews are responsible for one another. It is our responsibility to search for every Jewish soul to light up the entire Menorah, all its branches. Only when all the children of our generation (children in the literal sense, or the spiritually bereft) have been inspired to become active partners in the Jewish community by living a wholesome Jewish life, will we have fulfilled our duty.

Finding the missing children of the Holocaust and bringing them home was done with great zeal and clear results. Finding the spiritually bereft of our generation must be done with an equal amount of zeal, but it can only happen when we recognize that it is vital to the survival of our nation.

  Volume 18 Number 36, 15th of Sivan 5777, June 9, '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush CupShabbos Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by Michael Spinner in honor of his father, Seymour Spinner’s, Yarzeit. Rabbi and Mrs. Eilfort are also sponsoring in honor of Mendel’s upcoming graduation from High School.

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!

Torah Learning is the Key to a Meaningful Jewish Life

Open BookThank G-d, Baruch Hashem, we had tremendous, capacity crowds over Shavuot! During the services and meals the Rabbi spoke at length about the centrality of Torah study to our life as Jews, and indeed, how Torah study is the fast track to connect with the Almighty. With that in mind we would like to re-invite the community to take care of the learning opportunities we have going on right now. Rabbi Eilfort is teaching the current JLI course and the Weekly Torah Portion class, which meets on Wednesdays at 7:30pm. The Torah Portion class is actually more like a group discussion where everyone is welcome to ask whatever questions they wish and to share their own thoughts on the portion of the week. Rabbi Eilfort comes prepared with his own notes on the Portion, which include the classical and Chassidic/Jewish Mystical commentaries. It is an extremely enjoyable and engaging evening for which there is no charge to attend. 

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Barbecue Bounty THIS Sunday 5-8pm

 

DON’T MISS IT!

 

RSVP BY CALLING 760-943-8891 OR BY EMAIL

 

Jewish Art Calendar

 

We are now starting to collect ads for our gorgeous Jewish Art Calendars. Not only are the calendars lovely to look at, but they are full with information about Jewish holidays, special events, and even recipes! The special touch that we have is the personalization where we can add your own birthdays, anniversaries, or the Yarzeits of those you love.  We are also looking for a sponsor/dedication for this year’s calendar.

Participating in the calendar is an important way to support the Shul as well as advertise your business or personal event. Please call the office today for pricing information at 760-943-8891. The deadline for all orders is June 30th! All ads paid for before June 15th receive a 10% discount. Sell a Business Card ad, receive two Birthday announcements!

Read Hebrew America!

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You too can learn to read Hebrew in five easy lessons! Join us in our Educational Annex (7740-E El Camino Real, Carlsbad) beginning on Thursday, May 11th and continuing for five weeks (excluding the week of June 1st, which is Shavuot). Each class is from 7-9pm and it WILL have YOU reading Hebrew after 5 lessons! For further info call 760-943-8891 or emailinfo@ChabadatLaCosta.com. Daytime class coming soon!

Game Night for Jewish Professionals Weekly @ Chabad of Encinitas

gamestack1.jpgThursday nights beginning at 6:15pm is Game Night for Jewish Professionals at Chabad of Encinitas. Rabbi and Mrs Elia and Chaya Eilfort host the weekly gathering and serve a delicious Kosher meal to all participants. A large variety of games are available, and it is a great time to meet other Jewish folks from the area in a social setting. There is no cost to attend but reservations are needed by calling 760-410-7770 or sending an email toChabadEncinitas@Gmail.com. Game night takes place at 2059 Village Park Way #115, Encinitas.

Haftarah Thought

By Gabbai Harold Reisman

Zachariah 2:14-4:7

Not that this is also the Haftarah for Shabbat Chanukah. In both instances, the Menorah is described and discussed. The Parashah discusses the daily lighting while the Haftarah includes a prophecy about a seven-branched Menorah of gold. The Navi sees oil flowing miraculously into the bowl of the Menorah. In this way, the lamps burn continuously. The prophecy includes the hope and expectation for the spread of Kedushah/holiness. Attempts to uproot or minimize the law will ultimately fail. The final verses of grace and gratitude allude to the time of Moshiach, may they come speedily in our days.

Weekly Class Schedule

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

Tuesday: JLI Survival of a Nation – 7pm

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

Thursday (at Educational Annex): Read Hebrew America – 7pm

Hebrew School Graduation This Week

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

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Marion Pomerantz, Sammy Horowitz, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to Alissa and Tony French, and all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

WE REMEMBER Else Markus and Sadie Green on their Yarzeit.

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

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

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.comyour 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. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

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

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

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

Shul Etiquette

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

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

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

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

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

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