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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!

###

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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Your referrals are appreciated.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

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

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

Chabad Weekly Update 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

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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:

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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 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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Ron Lewis Insurance Services

760.525.5769 / RonLewisInsurance@yahoo.com

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

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

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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!

Please Patronize Our Sponsors

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Jonathan Rozansky is a licensed realtor and mortgage professional.

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

Jonathan Rozansky

Direct (619) 392-1234

jon@rozanskyteam.com

www.rozanskyteam.com

DRE. # 01754457

NMLS ID : 315987

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being

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

 http://www.centerforhormonalhealth.com/

Ron Lewis Insurance Services

760.525.5769 / RonLewisInsurance@yahoo.com

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

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

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

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

Neal Sperling Business Development

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

Dream Home Cinema

*Family Room Surround

*Wholesale House Audio

*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz: 760-415-8742

Joseph@DreamHomeCinema.com

Energy, Health, Weight Loss

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

Your referrals are appreciated.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

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

Horse Camp 

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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 1st of Sivan 5777, 26th of May 5777

Message from the Rabbi
 

Two elderly ladies, Miriam and Naomi, meet over coffee for the first time in many, many years.

"So, Miriam," says Naomi, "it’s been a long time. How are yougetting on?"

"Oy, Naomi, don't ask, old age is terrible. I’m 75 years old and 5'3, but in my twenties, I was nearly 5'6!"

"I know exactly how you feel," commiserates Naomi. "At 21, I was5'5, but now I’m nearing 80 and I’m only 5'2. Old age is really terrible."

Unbeknownst to the newly reunited friends, Rabbi Levy is sitting nearby andoverhears their conversation. On his way out, he stops at their table with asmile and says, "Ladies, I wish you long life in good health. Please G‑d,you should both live to 4'11!"


Next week we celebrate the holiday of Shavuot, whichcommemorates the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. Why would the holy Torah,the bedrock of civilization and source of all ethical teachings, be given on asmall, unknown desert mountain? Would it not be more appropriate to choose thetallest, most-prominent one?

Our sages teach us that G‑d chose Mount Sinai in order to conveythe importance of humility. If the Torah was given on a small, humble mountain,surely we, its recipients, should strive to act with humility.

But, one might wonder, if Mount Sinai was chosen to emphasizehumility, why use a Mountain at all? Perhaps some flatlands or even a valleywould have better conveyed the message.

The answer, my friend, is that while humility is a desirabletrait, being a doormat can be just as unhealthy and unholy as beingegotistical. It's vital to create a harmonious balance between humility, self-esteem,and pride in one's roots.

While we need to strive for humility, we also need to focus onbeing a proud people. History has unfortunately taught us, all too often, thatbeing too humble can cost us our lives. Moreover, we need pride not only as asurvival tool, but more importantly to help us proudly and unabashedly sharewith the rest of the world the potent and timeless message received at Sinai.

  Volume 18 Number 34, 1st of Sivan 5777, 26th of May 5777

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush CupShabbos Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by Arnold Tubis in memory of his sister, Sofia bas Rochel, on her Yarzeit.

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

Shavuos Kiddush Sponsor

The Stern Family is sponsoring the Kiddush on Shavuos in loving memory of Hershel’s father’s Yarzeit.

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PLEASE NOTE that we are still looking for an additional sponsor for the Shavuot  Kiddush and community meals. If you woul d like to be part of this HUGE Mitzvah  please contact the Rabbi as soon as possible. THANK YOU!

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!

BBQ Bounty – Begins THIS Sunday from 5-8pm!

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All you can eat buffet with a view. Hot Dogs | Veggie Dogs | Hamburgers | Chicken Wings | Salad Bar | Chips & Dip | Snow Cones | Cotton Candy | Soft Drinks | RSVP not required but suggested.

New this year:

Salad Bar with ‘Build-Your-Own-Salad and fresh homemade salads galore!

A brand-new Bounce House with Slide for the children (not to mention the snow cones and cotton candy).

Info: ChabadatLaCosta.com/BBQ 760-943-8891

Sunday, May 28 from 5pm - 8pm Chabad at La Costa. 1980 La Costa Ave. $18 Adult $10 Child

Shavuot is Coming!

Community Meals & Ice Cream Party Planned!

Shavuot Ice Cream Party (wide)The Holiday of Shavuot marks the anniversary on which G-d gave the Jewish people the Torah. This is considered the single greatest event in all of history. To celebrate we make sure to attend the synagogue and listen to the Torah reading of the 10 Commandments (bring your friends, too). We also stay up (all night if possible) learning Torah, eat dairy meals, and joyously celebrate this awesome event. Please note the special services and times found in the shul Shavuot brochure that we mailed (if you didn’t get one please contact us and we will send one out immediately).

It is considered a great Mitzvah to listen to the 10 Commandments. Year after year, since the year 2448 in the Jewish Calendar (we are now in the year 5777), Jews all over the world, wherever they lived, endeavored to listen to the timeless words of the Torah. We will use our very special Holocaust Torah to mark this awesome occasion. Shavuot is one of the Biblical Holidays, when the Jews would make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Another way we mark the importance of the day is by reciting the Yizkor Memorial Prayer on the 2nd day of the holiday for our deceased loved ones and to remember Jewish martyrs from history.

Shavuot Dinner Menus

Join us on Shavuot for festive holiday meals. Pre-paid reservations are necessary to attend these not-to-be-missed feasts! For Carlsbad & Encinitas community members the cost is $25 per adult and $10 per child (not to exceed $100 per family). For out of town guests the cost is $36 per adult and $15 per child. To sign-up visit our website;www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/HolidayMeals.  

1st Night

A Middle Eastern Feast Featuring foods from Persia, Israel, and Morocco.

Kiddush Wine

Fresh Home-Baked Challah

Gefilte/Salmon Baked Fish Swirl

Green Salad

Spicy Carrot Salad

Israeli Pickles

Assorted Humus with Pita

Persian Legume Soup

Persian Spiced French Brisket 

Spicy Moroccan with Tomatoes and Peppers

Sauteed Green Beans and Almonds

Baklava

Pareve Ice Cream

2nd Night

Shavuot in Italia ala Peppino

Kiddush Wine

Fresh Home-Baked Challah

Garlic Knots

Gefilte/Salmon Baked Fish Swirl

Caesar’s Salad

Antipasti (Olives, Pickles, Pepperoncini, Hearts of Palm, Artichoke Hearts)

Minestrone Soup

Chicken Cacciatore ala Rabbino

Marinara Sauce

Assorted Pastas

Polenta with Green Onions

Sauteed Spinach & Mushrooms

Tiramisu

Pareve Gelato

Shavuot Holiday Schedule

Candle lighting Times For Carlsbad/Encinitas 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Light Candles at 7:34 pm

Evening Services: 7:00 pm

Festive Community Meal: 7:30 pm

Late-Night Learn-a-thon (at shul): 10:00 pm

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Reading of the Ten Commandments 11:00 am

Followed by a dairy buffet & Ice Cream Bar

Evening Services: 7:35 pm

Festive Community Meal: 8 pm

Light Candles* after 8:35 pm

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Yizkor Memorial Services: 12:00 pm

Holiday Ends: 8:36 pm

*Light only from a pre-existing flame.


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Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six Day War

One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East.

Fifty years later, Israel continues to face numerous existential threats.

Experience an inspiring and thrilling account of what was then considered the most improbable and astonishing victory in all of military history.

Drawing on ideas of great Jewish writers and thinkers from throughout the ages, Survival of a Nation presents the Six-Day War as you’ve never experienced it before.

Its six sessions confront the impossible yet important questions of our time with affectionate and fervent patriotism, while also remaining realistic, and morally anchored.

This spellbinding course will sweep you up in its narrative force and abiding love for our nation’s history and the best of its traditions, and will not let go of you until it’s done.

Here are some of the highlights:

JEWISH HOMELAND
If Judaism is a religion of ideas, why do Jews care so much about land?

ANTI-ISRAEL SENTIMENT
Why does Israel perpetually raise the ire of the entire world?

PREEMPTIVE STRIKES
what are the ethics of preemptive strikes and collateral damage?

CIVILIAN CASUALTIES
How should Israel protect itself against an enemy that hides behind human shields?

CAPTURED TERRITORIES
What should Israel do with territories captured during the Six-Day War?

LAND FOR PEACE
What lies at the heart of the land-for-peace debate?

Jewish Art Calendar

Imageofartcalendar.jpgWe 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 the end of May receive a 10% discount.

Read Hebrew America!

RHA logo for use in ads and promotions.jpgYou 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.

Kidney Donation Awareness Event

The community is invited to attend a free Kidney Donation Awareness Event, which will be taking place at the Chabad Hebrew Academy; 10785 Pomerado Rd., S. Diego 92131, on Wednesday, June 7th at 7pm. The program will be run by an organization called Renewal. Renewal, founded in 2006, is dedicated to assisting people suffering from chronic kidney disease. Renewal facilitates and coordinates live kidney donor transplants while providing guidance and support to patients and their families. For those interested in learning about this very important service we will be offering a carpool from the shul leaving at 6pm, but places will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Please let us know if you wish to attend. It could save a life!

Game Night for Jewish Professionals Weekly @ Chabad of Encinitas

game night.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 to ChabadEncinitas@Gmail.com. Game night takes place at 2059 Village Park Way #115, Encinitas.

Haftarah Thought

By Gabbai Harold Reisman

Shabbat – Hosea 2:1-22 

This Haftarah is read for the portion of Bamidbar. It is almost always read on the Shabbat before Shavuot. If there is a time when the critical nature of studying Torah and doing Mitzvot is in the forefront that would be now.  We have a gift not only of the Torah, but an additional gift of time to appreciate its magnitude and grandeur. Hosea spoke in a depressed time.  The Ten Tribes reached a very low state.  The terrible consequences of faithlessness are defined.  However, There would be future repentance and a return to the caliber of their ancestors. The analog given is to a wayward wife. Finally, however, we read the words (v. 21,22) that every man recites daily when putting on Tefillin -- a reminder of the everlasting bond of  tenderness and fidelity.

Shavuot, 1st Day – Ezekiel  1:1-28 and 3:12

The Navi, Ezekiel, lived in exile in Babylon. Before the galut/exile of the entire nation, he had a complex and fantastic vision which the Talmud calls the "Maa'seh Merkavah". This is the description of the magnificent Heavenly Chariot. The vision is so complex and masterful that many rabbis thought that its studies should be limited to those over 40 years of age. The visions are esoteric and are attempts to put into human terms the movements and activities of the angels. We should recall that the angel, for all its magnificence, cannot experience spiritual growth. At this holiday, the need - even the demand - for spiritual growth and Torah study should be foremost in one's mind. The Merkavah - for all its mysteries - should be a symbol and reminder for such growth.

Shavuot, 2nd Day - Habakkuk  2:20-3:19

This Haftarah is the only selection from Habakkuk. The Navi states that Hashem came from the south and from Mount Paran.  Since "His glory" is a reference to the prelude at Mt. Sinai and so it is a remembrance of the holiday. Interestingly, in an opening sentence (3:1), the Navi prays for forgiveness for earlier "erroneous utterances". If he had to appeal for forgiveness, how much more must we pray for the same? The text details great suffering in the era before the Moshiach arrives. However, the pain is a precursor to great joy. The Haftarah closes with (v. 18):  "But as for me, in Hashem will I rejoice..." So may we all rejoice in the giving of the Torah!

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Weekly Class Schedule

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

Postponed Due to Holiday - Tuesday: JLI Survival of a Nation – 7pm

Postponed Due to Holiday - Wednesday: Torah Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Postponed Due to Holiday - Thursday: Read Hebrew America - 7pm at the storefront 

No Hebrew School This Week - 

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

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Channah Hale, Aaron Alter, Naomi Alter, Sharyn Hale, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to Jeremy and Reenah Rivkin and all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

WE REMEMBER Sofia Tubis Lederer, Max Litman, Poppy Sam Alter 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.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. Share your joy with your community.

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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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

U.K. Equestrian & Farm Education Camp with Pam Glickman 

Program for beginner riders. Minimum children for a session is four and Maximum in a session is 10 . Lots of fun outdoors, riding horses every day, related arts and crafts. Fun Farm animals. 

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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.

 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 23rd of Iyar 5777, May 19 '17

Message from the Rabbi
 

Two frogs fell into a bucket of cream. They desperately tried to scale the side of the bucket to free themselves.

One frog said, "We'll never get anywhere doing this; I give up!" And he drowned.

The other frog persevered, time and again trying to climb with his front legs while kicking with his back legs. Suddenly he hit something solid. Lo and behold, all his kicking had churned up a lump of butter!

Hopping on top of it, he leapt out of the pail to safety.


As we conclude the third book of the Torah this week, I am reminded of the traditional prayer recited upon completion of a tractate of Talmud. In it, we thank G‑d for giving us the opportunity to toil in the study of Torah. The prayer mentions, “We toil and they toil. We toil and receive reward, while they toil and don’t receive reward,” referring to the study of Torah as compared to all other activities and forms of work. While Torah study offers meaningful compensation, other endeavors do not.

But is this really so? It certainly seems as though people are meaningfully compensated in other areas, so how does Torah study differ?

The explanation lies in careful examination of the words, “. . .they toil and receive no reward.” Why did the author of this prayer choose the word “toil” as opposed to, let’s say, “work” or “achieve”?

Torah study is mostly about the means, not so much about the end. In other areas of life, who cares about your toiling? Toiling is simply a means to an end. In fact, if you could accomplish the same job without toiling, that would be just as good. But if you were to toil in Torah study even without any tangible results, that itself is worthy of reward!

Torah study is not about accumulating knowledge. It is primarily about forging a relationship with G‑d. And that relationship is experienced mostly while in toil and study.

What a refreshing and dramatic contrast to all those other areas, where the only thing that matters are results! From a Torah perspective, we don’t care as much about grades, titles, or degrees. What G‑d cherishes most is the hard work and effort that we put in, on the way to our destination.

  Volume 18 Number 33, 23rd of Iyar 5777, May 19 '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush CupKiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by George Reh in memory of his father Emery Reh on his Yarzeit.

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

Kiddush Sponsorship

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

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

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

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Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six Day War

One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East.

Fifty years later, Israel continues to face numerous existential threats.

Experience an inspiring and thrilling account of what was then considered the most improbable and astonishing victory in all of military history.

Drawing on ideas of great Jewish writers and thinkers from throughout the ages, Survival of a Nation presents the Six-Day War as you’ve never experienced it before.

Its six sessions confront the impossible yet important questions of our time with affectionate and fervent patriotism, while also remaining realistic, and morally anchored.

This spellbinding course will sweep you up in its narrative force and abiding love for our nation’s history and the best of its traditions, and will not let go of you until it’s done.

Here are some of the highlights:

JEWISH HOMELAND
If Judaism is a religion of ideas, why do Jews care so much about land?

ANTI-ISRAEL SENTIMENT
Why does Israel perpetually raise the ire of the entire world?

PREEMPTIVE STRIKES - This week
what are the ethics of preemptive strikes and collateral damage?

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CIVILIAN CASUALTIES
How should Israel protect itself against an enemy that hides behind human shields?

CAPTURED TERRITORIES
What should Israel do with territories captured during the Six-Day War?

LAND FOR PEACE
What lies at the heart of the land-for-peace debate?

Israel Day Festivities – THIS Sunday

IsraelFest17.JPGJoin us on Sunday, May 21st from 2:30-6:30pm as we join with the rest of S. Diego celebrating our beloved Israel! Chabads of La Costa and Encinitas will have a booth at the Jewish Academy (parking and shuttle available from the Kilroy Parking Garage, 3579-3811 Valley Center Dr., S. Diego 92130). There will be thousands of people joining together in this fun and entertaining yearly event.

LOTS to Look Forward To!

1. Flower Arrangement.jpg      Flower Arrangement Women’s Club. Create a cheerful floral arrangement, in a fun and friendly atmosphere. A gorgeous mix of fresh flower and green materials are provided. Looking for a Girls Night Out? We’re the place to be. RSVP requested immediately by calling the Rebbetzin or responding to this message.

Info: ChabadatLaCosta.com 760-943-8891

Thursday, May 25 7 pm- 9 pm Chabad at La Costa. 1980 La Costa Ave. $8 for materials

2. BBQ Bounty.jpg     BBQ bounty. All you can eat buffet with a view. Hot Dogs | Veggie Dogs | Hamburgers | Chicken Wings | Salads | Chips & Dip | Snow Cones | Cotton Candy | Soft Drinks | Delicious Desserts. RSVP not required but suggested.

Info: ChabadatLaCosta.com 760-943-8891

Sunday, May 28 5 pm- 9 pm Chabad at La Costa. 1980 La Costa Ave. $18 Adult $10 Child

Shavuot is Coming!

Community Meals & Ice Cream Party Planned!

Ice Cream PartyThe Holiday of Shavuot marks the anniversary on which G-d gave the Jewish people the Torah. This is considered the single greatest event in all of history. To celebrate we make sure to attend the synagogue and listen to the Torah reading of the 10 Commandments (bring your friends, too). We also stay up (all night if possible) learning Torah, eat dairy meals, and joyously celebrate this awesome event. Please note the special services and times found in the shul Shavuot brochure that we mailed (if you didn’t get one please contact us and we will send one out immediately).

It is considered a great Mitzvah to listen to the 10 Commandments. Year after year, since the year 2448 in the Jewish Calendar (we are now in the year 5777), Jews all over the world, wherever they lived, endeavored to listen to the timeless words of the Torah. We will use our very special Holocaust Torah to mark this awesome occasion. Shavuot is one of the Biblical Holidays, when the Jews would make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Another way we mark the importance of the day is by reciting the Yizkor Memorial Prayer on the 2nd day of the holiday for our deceased loved ones and to remember Jewish martyrs from history.

Shavuot Dinner Menus

Join us on Shavuot for festive holiday meals. Pre-paid reservations are necessary to attend these not-to-be-missed feasts! For Carlsbad & Encinitas community members the cost is $25 per adult and $10 per child (not to exceed $100 per family). For out of town guests the cost is $36 per adult and $15 per child. To sign-up visit our website;www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/HolidayMeals.  

1st Night

A Middle Eastern Feast Featuring foods from Persia, Israel, and Morocco.

Kiddush Wine

Fresh Home-Baked Challah

Gefilte/Salmon Baked Fish Swirl

Green Salad

Spicy Carrot Salad

Israeli Pickles

Assorted Humus with Pita

Persian Legume Soup

Moroccan Veal Osso Buco  

Persian Rice

Sauteed Green Beans and Almonds

Baklava

Pareve Ice Cream

2nd Night

Shavuot in Italia ala Peppino

Kiddush Wine

Fresh Home-Baked Challah

Garlic Knots

Gefilte/Salmon Baked Fish Swirl

Caesar’s Salad

Antipasti (Olives, Pickles, Pepperoncini, Hearts of Palm, Artichoke Hearts)

Minestrone Soup

Chicken Cacciatore ala Rabbino

Marinara Sauce

Assorted Pastas

Polenta with Green Onions

Sauteed Spinach & Mushrooms

Tiramisu

Pareve Gelato

Shavuot Holiday Schedule

Candle lighting Times For Carlsbad/Encinitas

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Light Candles at 7:34 pm

Evening Services: 7:00 pm

Festive Community Meal: 7:30 pm

Late-Night Learn-a-thon (at shul): 10:00 pm

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Reading of the Ten Commandments 11:00 am

Followed by a dairy buffet & Ice Cream Bar

Evening Services: 7:35 pm

Festive Community Meal: 8 pm

Light Candles* after 8:35 pm

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Yizkor Memorial Services: 12:00 pm

Holiday Ends: 8:36 pm

*Light only from a pre-existing flame.

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Read Hebrew America!

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! To Register go to www.chabadatlacosta.com/RHA For further info call 760-943-8891 or email info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

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 the end of May receive a 10% discount.

Kidney Donation Awareness Event

Kidney4David.pngThe community is invited to attend a free Kidney Donation Awareness Event, which will be taking place at the Chabad Hebrew Academy; 10785 Pomerado Rd., S. Diego 92131, on Wednesday, June 7th at 7pm. The program will be run by an organization called Renewal. Renewal, founded in 2006, is dedicated to assisting people suffering from chronic kidney disease. Renewal facilitates and coordinates live kidney donor transplants while providing guidance and support to patients and their families. For those interested in learning about this very important service we will be offering a carpool from the shul leaving at 6pm, but places will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Please let us know if you wish to attend. It could save a life!

Game Night for Jewish Professionals Weekly @ Chabad of Encinitas

game night.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 to ChabadEncinitas@Gmail.com. Game night takes place at 2059 Village Park Way #115, Encinitas.

Haftarah Thought

By Gabbai Harold Reisman

Jeremiah  16:19-17:14

The Parashah gives a sharp and frightening contrast between blessings derived from loyalty and difficult curses when Israel is sinful. Jeremiah is considered the prophet of the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash. The Haftarah mirrors the dichotomy. The Haftarah is another reminder of the coming Yom Tov of Kabbalat HaTorah / Receiving of the Torah. It should give us pause and remind us that the strengthening of Bitachon/Faith is a critical and on-going endeavor. The final prayer (v. 14) has become part of the 18 Benedictions.

Sin and idolatry (in all its manifestations) is noted early-on. But "blessed is the man who trusts in Hashem" (v. 17:7). The Haftarah reminds us that the choice is ours.

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

Hebrew School This Week

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

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Ilana Steelman, 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 Emery Reh, Babs Walden, Dora Katz, Ronald Parker, and Eugene Markovits 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.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.

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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. Commemorate your Simchas forever! 

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

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

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

Shul Etiquette

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

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

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

Chabad Weekly Update 16th of Iyar 5777, May 12th '17

Message from the Rabbi
 

Yankel from Pinsk arrives in the New Country. Back in the shtetl, he was a simpleton, but now he decides to begin a new chapter. He shows up at shulin a fancy  new suit, an elegant tie, a classy hat, and designer shoes. He positions himself in the front row, establishing his reputation as an honorable man.

The rabbi, also a native from Pinsk, immediately recognizes the new congregant. He is impressed with Yankel’s new look.

When it's time for the Torah reading, the gabbai asks if there is a kohen in the synagogue. Yankel thinks to himself: Being a kohen will give me the opportunity to become a popular member of this shul. After all, a shul always needs a kohen!

He raises his hand. “I am a kohen,” he declares.They call him up to the Torah, and then he blesses the community.

After services, the rabbi approaches him, and welcomes him warmly. “Yankel! Yankel from Pinsk! Wow, what a pleasure to have you here.But let me ask you a question. I remember you from Pinsk; I knew your father, I knew your grandfather, and I still remember your great-grandfather. None of them were kohanim. How did you suddenly become a kohen?”

“Hey, this is a new country,” responded Yankel. “If you can come here and become a rabbi, I can come here and become a kohen!”


When introducing the religious standards expected of the kohanim (the priests) the Torah begins with: “Say to the kohanim, the sons of Aaron, and tell them...”Why the repetitive language — “say” and then “tell  them”?

Rashi explains that the repetition underscores the importance of continuity in the kohanim’s service. The Torah is instructing the older generation of kohanim not to be satisfied with maintaining their own holiness; they must also “tell them” – speak to the next generation about their shared mission. Part and parcel of their mandate, as leaders of the Jewish people, is to inspire the younger generation to follow in their traditions.

On a global scale, the Jewish people are referred to as a “nation of kohanim.” Why? Because just like the kohanim, it’s our responsibility to serve the world and be “a light unto the nations”.

On a practical level, how does this affect our lives? First and foremost, we must maintain the kohen’s high standards of piety and purity, presenting an exemplary standard of morals and ethics to the world. Then, just like the kohanim, we cannot be satisfied with our attending to our own morals, but we must remember to ensure continuity, by passing the torch on to the next generation.


Only after we have inspired our children to continue the chain of tradition and join us in our global mission, will we have fulfilled our complete Jewish responsibility.

  Volume 30 Number 32, 16th of Iyar 5777, May 12th '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush CupMother’s Day Kiddush Sponsors

Following are the sponsors for our beautiful Mother's Day Kiddish.

 

Reenah Rivkin by her four loving sons, Jadon, Daniel, Zane, and baby Zack.
Dovid for his mother Nechama Eilfort.
Ben and Hannah for their mother Moira Markowitz.
Sheila Lebovitz for her mother Bertha Stern. 
Arlene Fogel for her mother Marian Beck. 
Rhonda Bloom for her mom Shirley Sandler.
Suzanne Haray for her mother Eleanor Haray. 
Rabbi Eilfort for his mother Raizel Fylah Eilfort.
Nechama Eilfort for her mother Chana Levy.
Naomi and Aaron Alter honor Doris Marcus & Helene Alter. 
Steve and Dinah Miller for Mathilde bas Michoel v‘bas Sara, Wanda bas Yisroel v’bas Dinah and Shoshana  bas Yosef v’bas Sara.
Chana Hale for her mother, Bluma Seigal Glovsky, mother-in-law Fayle Hale, grandmothers Baile Sher Seigal, Molly Seigal, and Rebecca Glovsky and great grandmother, Feige Seigal.
Rusty and Marianne Rack for their mothers: Jean Barbara Rack and Marie Louise Amrein.
Anna and David Mintz for   Roz Mintz, Lydia Teshuba and Anna Leah Mintz.
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Steven and Linda Rivkin for Ray Ruth Rivkin and Jennie Velleco. 

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!

GREAT New JLI Course – SIGN UP NOW!

Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six Day War
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One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East.

Fifty years later, Israel continues to face numerous existential threats.

Experience an inspiring and thrilling account of what was then considered the most improbable and astonishing victory in all of military history.

Drawing on ideas of great Jewish writers and thinkers from throughout the ages, Survival of a Nation presents the Six-Day War as you’ve never experienced it before.

Its six sessions confront the impossible yet important questions of our time with affectionate and fervent patriotism, while also remaining realistic, and morally anchored.

This spellbinding course will sweep you up in its narrative force and abiding love for our nation’s history and the best of its traditions, and will not let go of you until it’s done.

Here are some of the highlights:

JEWISH HOMELAND
If Judaism is a religion of ideas, why do Jews care so much about land?

ANTI-ISRAEL SENTIMENT
Why does Israel perpetually raise the ire of the entire world?

PREEMPTIVE STRIKES
what are the ethics of preemptive strikes and collateral damage?

CIVILIAN CASUALTIES
How should Israel protect itself against an enemy that hides behind human shields?

CAPTURED TERRITORIES
What should Israel do with territories captured during the Six-Day War?

LAND FOR PEACE
What lies at the heart of the land-for-peace debate?

Mother’s Day Weekend Celebrations – THIS Weekend

186-PinkCarnation small.jpgThat’s right – we love moms so much that we decided one day is not enough to celebrate them! We have a weekend full of celebrations to acknowledge the ‘Woman of Valor’ in our lives. Please join us for one or all of our special events! Give mom the weekend off and let us do all of the cooking, serving, and cleaning.

1. Mother’s Day Shabbos: Friday Night Dinner & Kiddush Luncheon

Friday, May 12th we are having a traditional Shabbat Dinner (‘Just like mom used to make!’). Fresh Challah, Gefilte Fish, Matzah Ball Soup, Assorted Salads, Baked Chicken, Kugel, and lots more. The evening begins at 6:30pm (PLEASE NOTE EARLY START TIME) with a Candle-Lighting Ceremony. We then continue with the Evening Service followed by a delicious meal. In addition to the beautiful prayers and delicious food there will be singing, stories, and Torah thoughts. The cost to attend is $18 per adult and $10 per child (3-12).

2. Our yearly Mother’s Day Kiddush is planned for Saturday, May 13th. Anyone who wants to honor his/her mother, mother-in-law, grandmother etc. is welcome to participate for $18 for one person, $36 for two, and $54 for all additional names. All sorts of delicious treats will be prepared for this annual event. Please call the shul or contact Linda Rivkin at rivaman123@verizon.net to be included.

3. HUGE Lag B’Omer Celebration at Chabad Hebrew Academy

MOTHER'S DAY LAG B'OMER FAMILY FESTIVAL

Sunday, May 14th from 1 - 4 pm

at the Chabad Eduactional Center - Scripps Ranch
10785 Pomerado Road, SDiego, CA 92131

Special Mother's Day Gift!!

MUSIC - INFLATABLE FUN - PARADE

* Balloons * Facepainting * Dippin Dots *

Preschool Zone * Jumping Castle * Train Rides

Elementary Zone * Jumbo Slide * Rock Wall
Middle School Zone * 3 Bungee Trampoline * Wipeout
Mom's Lounge * Barista * Refreshments

FREE GIFTS FOR MOMS

4. Lag B’Omer & Mother’s Day BBQ @ Carlsbad State Beach

Lag B’Omer means the 33rd day of the Omer. The days from the 2nd of Passover until Shavuot are counted as a divine commandment as we count down the days to receive the Torah. The time in between these two great holidays is very sad, however, for it was during this time that 24,000 students of the great Rabbi Akiva died. They finally stopped dying on Lag B’Omer. In addition, Lag B’Omer is the Yarzeit of the great Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai (the Rashbi), who asked that his Yarzeit be celebrated. For these reasons Lag B’Omer is considered a very joyous day where we traditionally participate in outings enjoying the great outdoors.

We will be holding our Annual Lag B’Omer Celebration at Carlsbad State Beach, directly across from the Encinas Power Plant (our usual location). Barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs will be on the menu as well as salads, drinks, and watermelon for dessert. Please be sure to bring a sweatshirt and a beach chair (or something else to sit on) for your comfort.

Our Lag B’Omer celebration will take place on Sunday, May 14 from 6 - 8pm. The cost to attend is $15 per adult and $10 per child (3 – 12), not to exceed $75 per family. Please reserve your place by calling 760-943-8891 or by email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com no later than Monday, May 8th.

LOTS to Look Forward To! 

Israel Day Festivities Join us on Sunday, May 21st from 2:30-6:30pm as we join with the rest of S. Diego celebrating our beloved Israel! Chabads of La Costa and Encinitas will have a booth at the Jewish Academy (parking and shuttle available from the Kilroy Parking Garage, 3579-3811 Valley Center Dr., S. Diego 92130).

Flower Arrangement Women’s Club. Create a cheerful floral arrangement, in a fun and friendly atmosphere. A gorgeous mix of fresh flower and green materials are provided. Looking for a Girls Night Out? We’re the place to be. RSVP requested.

Info: ChabadatLaCosta.com 760-943-8891

Thursday, May 25 7 pm- 9 pm Chabad at La Costa. 1980 La Costa Ave. $8 for materials

BBQ bounty. All you can eat buffet with a view. Hot Dogs | Veggie Dogs | Hamburgers | Chicken Wings | Salads | Chips & Dip | Snow Cones | Cotton Candy | Soft Drinks | Delicious Desserts. RSVP not required but suggested.

Info: ChabadatLaCosta.com 760-943-8891

Sunday, May 28 5 pm- 9 pm Chabad at La Costa. 1980 La Costa Ave. $18 Adult $10 Child

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Read Hebrew America!

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 email info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

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.

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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 the end of May receive a 10% discount.

Game Night for Jewish Professionals Weekly @ Chabad of Encinitas

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Thursday 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 to ChabadEncinitas@Gmail.com. Game night takes place at 2059 Village Park Way #115, Encinitas.

 

Haftarah Thought 

From Chabad.org Ezekiel 44:15-31.

This week's  haftorah discusses various laws that pertain to the  kohanim, the priests, a topic also discussed at length in the first part of the week's Torahportion.

Ezekiel prophesies about the service of the kohanim in the third Holy Templewhich will be rebuilt after the Final Redemption. The prophet describes their priestly vestments, their personal care, whom they may and may not marry, and their special purity requirements which preclude them from coming in contact with a corpse, unless it's for a next of kin. He also discusses their calling as teachers and spiritual leaders.

The prophet conveys G‑d's word: "You shall give them no possession in Israel; I am their possession." The kohanim do not receive a portion in the Land of Israel, instead they partake of the sacrifices as well as various tithes.

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: Read Hebrew America - 7pm at the storefront 

No Hebrew School This Week

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

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Chava Eilfort, Tony French, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Laish Baram 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!

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 *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?

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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?

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

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Jonathan Rozansky is a licensed realtor and mortgage professional.

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

Jonathan Rozansky

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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:

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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 25th of Nissan 5777, April 21 '17

Message from the Rabbi
 

A small-town policeman stops a motorist for speeding. Peering into the back seat, he sees a large collection of knives, machetes, and swords. The policeman places a cautious hand on his firearm and asks the man to step out of the car. When queried about the contents of the back seat, the driver explains, "Oh, those! Officer, I'm a juggler and those are part of my act."

Skeptical, the policeman calls the man's bluff. "If you can juggle them like you say, I'll let you off," he offers.And sure enough, driver's hands explode into a dizzying frenzy of spinning,twirling, flying blades, reflecting brilliantly in the afternoon sun.

As this occurs, a passing driver says to his wife, "Martha, it's a good thing I gave up drinking...look at the sobriety test they're giving these days!"


In order to be kosher,meat must come from an animal which chews its cud and has split hooves.

What is the significance of these requirements?

The Ten Commandments were engraved upon two tablets—five commandments on each. The commandments on the first tablet focused primarily on self-perfection and observance—i.e., one's personal relationship with G‑d. The second group of commandments focused on ethics and interactions—i.e., one's relationship with others.

A good, balanced Jew is one who excels in both areas. Both the dishonest, Torah-observant person and the generous,non-Torah-observant person fall short of G‑d’s expectations. Perfection is achieved only with meticulous fulfillment of both.

This spiritual balancing act is embodied by the kosher signs discussed in this week’s Torah portion. The animal’s first kosher sign, chewing its cud, represents the importance of self-perfection, whereas the second sign, having split hooves, reminds us of our obligations to our peers.

The ruminant animal, constantly chewing its cud, represents the person who persistently works on his or her inner self, perfecting every aspect over and over again. The split hooves (as opposed to closed hooves) represent the person who has mastered open, giving relationships with his or her peers.

Adhering to the kosher laws provides a constant reminder of what it takes to be a good person. We need to be kosher both on the inside and outside—“In the eyes of G‑d and in that of man”—a true juggling act.

  Volume 18 Number 29, 25th of Nissan 5777, April 21 '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

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This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Francesca Gelbart.   

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!

Holocaust Memorial / Kosher LA Outing – THIS SUNDAY

Museum of Tolerance

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Join us on Sunday, April 23rd as we embark on a tour of the world famous Museum of Tolerance located in LA. We will leave (carpools being formed) from the shul at 10am and head straight to the museum where will be spend 90 minutes to two hours touring the museum.

Following the museum we will take a tour of the Pico Robertson neighborhood known for its Kosher Restaurant Row. After our late lunch / early dinner we will head over to some of the wonderful Kosher food stores and Judaica stores as well.

In order to keep the pricing as low as possible we will have everyone pay his/her own way at the Museum (approximately $15 each) and at the restaurant. Those who can help provide rides please contact the office at your earliest convenience. We will provide the Rebbetzin’s van and a couple of spots in the Rabbi’s car (first come – first served).

New JLI Course Beginning – SIGN UP NOW!

Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six Day War

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One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East.

Fifty years later, Israel continues to face numerous existential threats.

Experience an inspiring and thrilling account of what was then considered the most improbable and astonishing victory in all of military history.

Drawing on ideas of great Jewish writers and thinkers from throughout the ages, Survival of a Nation presents the Six-Day War as you’ve never experienced it before.

Its six sessions confront the impossible yet important questions of our time with affectionate and fervent patriotism, while also remaining realistic, and morally anchored.

This spellbinding course will sweep you up in its narrative force and abiding love for our nation’s history and the best of its traditions, and will not let go of you until it’s done.

Here are some of the highlights:

JEWISH HOMELAND
If Judaism is a religion of ideas, why do Jews care so much about land?

ANTI-ISRAEL SENTIMENT
Why does Israel perpetually raise the ire of the entire world?

PREEMPTIVE STRIKES
what are the ethics of preemptive strikes and collateral damage?

CIVILIAN CASUALTIES
How should Israel protect itself against an enemy that hides behind human shields?

CAPTURED TERRITORIES
What should Israel do with territories captured during the Six-Day War?

LAND FOR PEACE
What lies at the heart of the land-for-peace debate?

Haftarah Thought

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman
Samuel II 6:1-7:17

Both the Parashah and the Haftarah share the theme of disrespect and the terrible result of such acts. Part of the lesson is that no ill will or evil intent were present. Still, severe self-control and situational awareness are needed by everyone - high station or not. Personal initiative - often well-meant - must be controlled. Even placing the Ark in a "new cart" comes very close to error. Though the Ark was extremely heavy, it normally is carried on the shoulders of the Levites. So even here the Divine Presence is diminished. We should take the lessons of this reading to heart in our daily lives.

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

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

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

Wednesday: Torah Portion of the Week – 7pm

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Hebrew School This Week

Trip to the Museum of Tolerance for the older students. Regular classes for the younger students. 

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

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Anna Rozansky, Cheryl Lynne (Tubis) Brown, 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 Jacob Glovsky, Max Sachs, Baile Sher Seigal, and Rose Magnes 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!

Membership.jpg

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

 

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.

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

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The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email 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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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.

Chabad Weekly Update - Passover Edition 11th of Nissan 5777, April 7 '17

Message from the Rabbi
 

Jewish-born American banker Otto Kahn converted to Christianity. He and his friend—a hunchback—were passing a synagogue when Otto intoned, "You know, I used to be a Jew."

“Yes,” his companion replied. “And I used to be a hunchback.”


Being Jewish is not something we can just give up.

Unfortunately, there are many young Jews who currently believe that the best way to solve the age-old problem of anti-Semitism is by assimilating into the prevalent society and culture.

The Passover Haggadah, which we read annually at the Seder, addresses this very same logic which is neither new or accurate. Just after it laments the perennial state of anti-Semitism, "In every generation they rise to destroy us," it immediately instructs, "Go and learn from Laban the Aramite."

What's the connection?

The Haggadah is responding to this very notion of blaming anti-Semitism on ourselves, and those who believe that if only we would assimilate, we would permanently cure the world of its chronic anti-Semitism.

Which non-Jew in history was closer to us than Laban? He was the Jewish patriarch Jacob's uncle, father-in-law, employer, and grandfather to his 12 sons who founded the 12 tribes! Laban was truly family. Yet his anti-Semitism was so insidious that the Haggadah terms it worse than that of the legendary anti-Semite, Pharaoh!

In other words, attempts to break down the walls between Jews and non-Jews by assimilating and intermarrying will not fix anti-Semitism. Look at Germany before the Holocaust, where a significant percentage of the Jews were completely assimilated. It did nothing to prevent the worst outbreak of anti-Semitism in modern history.

The only answer to anti-Semitism is, as the Haggadah itself states in the same section: "And this–G‑d's covenant and promise–is what stood by our parents and us. For not just one nation has risen against us to destroy us, but in every generation they rise against us to destroy us; and the Holy One, blessed be He, saves us from their hand!"

Only a strong and proud nation dedicated to G‑d’s covenant can overcome the world's latent anti-Semitism. Only when the Labans of the world see that our Jewishness is absolutely non-negotiable will they respect us, and live in peace with us in Israel and around the world.

Next year in Jerusalem!

  Volume 18 Number 27, 11th of Nissan 5777, April 7 '17

Chabad Weekly Update - Passover Edition

 

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This week’s Kiddush will be extremely simple as the kitchen has already been cleaned for Passover.    

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!

Passover Plans ‘17

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

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

Community Sedarim, Shmurah Matzot, & Sale of Chametz

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

If you would like further information regarding our beautiful, interactive community Seders (both nights), purchasing Israeli, handmade Shmurah Matzot, and/or appointing the Rabbi to sell your Chametz (forbidden leavened products), please respond immediately to this message and we will get in touch.

Passover Schedule

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Formal search for Chametz after nightfall

 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Fast of the First Born

Morning Services with Siyum 8am

Finish Eating Chametz before 10:40am

Burn Chametz before 11:45am

 

1st Seder Night

Light Candles at 6:58pm

Evening Services: 7:00pm

Community Seder: 8:00pm

 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

1st Day of Passover

Morning Services: 10:00am

Evening Services: 7:00pm

 

2nd Seder Night

Light Candles* after 7:54pm

Community Seder: 8:30pm

 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

2nd Day of Passover

Morning Services: 10:00am

Holiday Ends at 7:55pm

 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Light Shabbat Candles at 7:01pm

Evening Services at 7:00pm

 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Morning Services: 10:00am

Shabbat Ends at 7:58pm

 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Light Candles at 7:02pm

Evening Services: 7:00pm

 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Seventh Day of Passover

Morning Services at 10:00am

Evening Services at 7:00pm

Light Candles* after 7:59pm

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Final Day of Passover

Morning Services at 10:00am

Yizkor Memorial Service at 12:00pm

Meal of Moshiach 6:30pm @ Chabad of Encinitas

Passover Ends at 8:00pm

*Connotes lighting from a pre-existing flame.

Special Pesach Fund

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

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

Holocaust Memorial / Kosher LA Outing

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Museum of Tolerance

Join us on Sunday, April 23rd as we embark on a tour of the world famous Museum of Tolerance located in LA. We will leave (carpools being formed) from the shul at 10am and heading straight to the museum where will be spend 90 minutes to two hours touring the museum.

Following the museum we will take a tour of the Pico Robertson neighborhood known for its Kosher Restaurant Row. After our late lunch / early dinner we will head over to the West Coast Talmudic Seminary, also known as Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad, to see a modern Yeshiva in action.

In order to keep the pricing as low as possible we will have everyone pay his/her own way at the Museum (approximately $15 each) and at the restaurant. Those who can help provide rides please contact the office at your earliest convenience. We will provide the Rebbetzin’s van and a couple of spots in the Rabbi’s car (first come – first served).

New JLI Course Beginning

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Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six Day War

One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East.

Fifty years later, Israel continues to face numerous existential threats.

Experience an inspiring and thrilling account of what was then considered the most improbable and astonishing victory in all of military history.

Drawing on ideas of great Jewish writers and thinkers from throughout the ages, Survival of a Nation presents the Six-Day War as you’ve never experienced it before.

Its six sessions confront the impossible yet important questions of our time with affectionate and fervent patriotism, while also remaining realistic, and morally anchored.

This spellbinding course will sweep you up in its narrative force and abiding love for our nation’s history and the best of its traditions, and will not let go of you until it’s done.

Here are some of the highlights:

JEWISH HOMELAND
If Judaism is a religion of ideas, why do Jews care so much about land?

ANTI-ISRAEL SENTIMENT
Why does Israel perpetually raise the ire of the entire world?

PREEMPTIVE STRIKES
what are the ethics of preemptive strikes and collateral damage?

CIVILIAN CASUALTIES
How should Israel protect itself against an enemy that hides behind human shields?

CAPTURED TERRITORIES
What should Israel do with territories captured during the Six-Day War?

LAND FOR PEACE
What lies at the heart of the land-for-peace debate?

Haftarah Thought

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By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

Shabbat HaGadol  April 8, 2017 
Malachi 3:4-3:24

The four prior special Haftarot are codified in the Mishnah. This one by the prophet Malachi is not - why then select it at this time? The answer lies in the text. Pesach is not mere commemoration; it is required reliving of the event. We must connect to the power of redemption...the redemption at that time and the final redemption to come. Verse 17 speaks of "my most precious possession" (s'gullah) - the remnant that will keep the faith. We can - and must - choose to be part of that righteous group. What better time than the recollection and celebration of the Exodus from Egypt?

First Day of Pesach 
Joshua 3:5-7, 5:2-6:1 and 27

The Haftarah tells of the first Pesach in the Promised Land. A mass circumcision (a second instance) is required since children born in the desert were not circumcised. The same command given Joshua (verse 15) is in the same form as that given Moses at the Burning Bush. The comparisons are critical in reminding us of the holiness of the holiday. The holiday demands internal and external cleansing...plus a heavy dose of self-awareness. Reading and understanding the Haftarah gives us the hope that the holiday will awaken a real resolve to improve and become a better person. What two events in Judaism are paradigmatic and recognized as critical events? Circumcision and the Pesach Seder. Both are stressed in this Haftarah.

Second Day of Pesach 
Kings II  23:1-9, 21-25

The second day of Pesach presents a Haftarah that continues with the theme of cleansing and adherence to ritual. King Yoshiyahu recognized the mass error in improper ritual and idol worship. He called for an unprecedented and fervent celebration of Pesach - a true model for every generation. The king's "heart and soul" were directed to "uphold the words of this covenant". While the Haftarah speaks of cleansing of the Teraphim, idols and other abominations, we should seek to remove mental and physical blockages so that we, too, can "...uphold the words of the Torah..." (verse 24). As was stated at another time: "If not now, when?"

Weekly Class Schedule

Please note: All classes cancelled this week due to Passover

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

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

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

Wednesday: Torah Portion of the Week – 7pm

NO Hebrew School This Week – Due to Passover

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

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Jaymi Hale, Julie Tubis, 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 Steven Beck, Julie Brunelle, Peter Goldsmith, and William Ross 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!

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Jonathan Rozansky is a licensed realtor and mortgage professional.

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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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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 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 4th of Nissan 5777, March 31st '17

Message from the Rabbi
 

happiness meter.jpgTwo elderly men were sitting on a park bench, conversing.

"My daughter has been married five times: to a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer, a plumber, and a professor," confided the first man.

His friend nodded and replied, "So much nachas from one girl!"


So, what is real “nachas”?

The dictionary translates it as pride or pleasure, but it is much more than that! Nachas is an indescribable feeling you derive from your children, grandchildren, students, etc. Only after you have experienced it, can you say “Oh, this is nachas”!

Even G‑d experiences nachas when we do what we are supposed to. In this week’s Torah portion we read that when a sacrifice was brought, it caused a Divine response described as “reiach nichoach”-“a pleasing aroma.” But what kind of joy can a physical burnt offering bring to an infinite G‑d?

Rashi translates “reiach nichoach” as “this is nachas for me, for my request was fulfilled,” and explains that G‑d’s pleasure is not from the sacrifice per se, but from the person who complied with His will.

But a careful read of the section which lists all the sacrifices shows something incongruous: Each sacrifice is described as eliciting Divine nachas, with one exception—the thanks-giving sacrifice! Why?

The Lubavitcher Rebbe explains that Divine nachas is reserved for selfless, voluntary deeds, and not for acts of basic human decency. Believe it or not, being a mentch is not considered, by Torah standards, heroics. When a person brings a thanks-giving sacrifice after experiencing one of G‑d’s great miracles, G‑d is not particularly proud of him, because that is what he should be doing for himself in the first place – not for G‑d, but for his own human dignity and sense of decency.

In other words, we don’t need religion to teach us to say “thank you.” It is something we should be doing instinctively on our own.

When teaching our children manners, we need to be aware that saying “please” and “thank you” are only the first step. The next step is teaching them to go out of their way to do the kind of unexpected, selfless acts which cause Divine nachas—for a friend or even someone they may have never met before.

When we go out of our way to do something meaningful, for G‑d or others, that is true nachas.

  Volume 18 Number 26, 4th of Nissan 5777, March 31st '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush Sponsor

Kiddush CupThis week’s Kiddush will be extremely simple as the kitchen is already in the midst of being cleaned for Passover.    

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!

Children’s Escape Room THIS Sunday 10am – 12pm @ the Educational Annex

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Everyone is invited to join us this Sunday from 10am – 12pm for our first ever Escape Room, where the participants will use their Pesach knowledge to get out of our mini Egypt! This will be a ton of fun and highly education as well! The address of our Educational Annex at 7740-E El Camino Real, Carlsbad (across the street from the shul).

Passover Plans ‘17

Communal Seder (465 px) 

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

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

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

If you would like further information regarding our beautiful, interactive community Seders (both nights), purchasing Israeli, handmade Shmurah Matzot, and/or appointing the Rabbi to sell your Chametz (forbidden leavened products), please respond immediately to this message and we will get in touch, or click on the image above for our online resources.

Special Pesach Fund

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

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

Holocaust Memorial / Kosher LA Outing

Museum of Tolerance

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Join us on Sunday, April 23rd as we embark on a tour of the world famous Museum of Tolerance located in LA. We will leave (carpools being formed) from the shul at 10am and heading straight to the museum where will be spend 90 minutes to two hours touring the museum.

Following the museum we will take a tour of the Pico Robertson neighborhood known for its Kosher Restaurant Row. After our late lunch / early dinner we will head over to the West Coast Talmudic Seminary, also known as Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad, to see a modern Yeshiva in action.

In order to keep the pricing as low as possible we will have everyone pay his/her own way at the Museum (approximately $15 each) and at the restaurant. Those who can help provide rides please contact the office at your earliest convenience. We will provide the Rebbetzin’s van and a couple of spots in the Rabbi’s car (first come – first served).

New JLI Course Beginning

Survival of a Nation: Exploring Israel Through the Lens of the Six Day War

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One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East.

Fifty years later, Israel continues to face numerous existential threats.

Experience an inspiring and thrilling account of what was then considered the most improbable and astonishing victory in all of military history.

Drawing on ideas of great Jewish writers and thinkers from throughout the ages, Survival of a Nation presents the Six-Day War as you’ve never experienced it before.

Its six sessions confront the impossible yet important questions of our time with affectionate and fervent patriotism, while also remaining realistic, and morally anchored.

This spellbinding course will sweep you up in its narrative force and abiding love for our nation’s history and the best of its traditions, and will not let go of you until it’s done.

Here are some of the highlights:

JEWISH HOMELAND
If Judaism is a religion of ideas, why do Jews care so much about land?

ANTI-ISRAEL SENTIMENT
Why does Israel perpetually raise the ire of the entire world?

PREEMPTIVE STRIKES
what are the ethics of preemptive strikes and collateral damage?

CIVILIAN CASUALTIES
How should Israel protect itself against an enemy that hides behind human shields?

CAPTURED TERRITORIES
What should Israel do with territories captured during the Six-Day War?

LAND FOR PEACE
What lies at the heart of the land-for-peace debate?

Haftarah Thought

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

Isaiah  43:21-44:23

Isaiah was a worldly man. His piety was coupled with wide-ranging knowledge and a deep religiosity. Isaiah preached that the people of Israel were not obedient to Hashem - the major demand had to be understood as ethical conduct. Isaiah did allow that understanding would lead to appreciation for a proper life. The Haftarah defines evil behavior but allows for  the potential for understanding and change. Closeness to Hashem is not a privilege but a great responsibility. The Haftarah ends with "...for Hashem has redeemed Jacob, and He will glorify Himself through Israel."  It is incumbent on us to accept the partnership. While Jews are a "chosen people", they must also  exercise choice in how they live their lives.

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

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

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

Wednesday: Torah Portion of the Week – 7pm

Hebrew School This Week

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

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Zane Rivkin and Freida Sarah Fenton and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Anne Osher, Rebecca Glovsky 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.

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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 visithttp://InsuranceProductQuotes.com and get plan and rate comparisons INSTANTLY from the major insurance carriers in California and Washington. Apply directly online or call for more information. There is no charge for this service!

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

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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 - Purim Edition

 

Message from the Rabbi
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chabad Weekly Update - Purim Edition

 

Kiddush CupKiddush Sponsor

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

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

Kiddush Sponsorship

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

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

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

Special Shabbos THIS Week

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

Purim! Purim! Purim!

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

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

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

Additional Purim Events:

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

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

And: 

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

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Haftarah Thought

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

Samuel 1  15:1-34    

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

Hold the Dates

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Wedding - Related Celebrations!

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

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

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

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

Aaron and Naomi Alter

Beverly Galperin

Dovi and Malkie Gorelik

Channah Hale

Len Hyman

Levi and Tzippy Israel

Naftali and Chana Levy

Sheila Lebovitz

David and Anna Mintz

Roz Mintz

Edon and Shelly Moyal

Yehuda and Lerut Moyal

Kylah Perez

Gary and Leah Plavnick

Jonathan and Julie Rozansky

Sharon Silverstein

Michael Spinner

Arnold Tubis

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

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

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

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

Hebrew School This Week - Purim Party

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

Special Wishes

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

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

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

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

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

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

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

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

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

Need a Minyan?

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

Minyan Shaping Up

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

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

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

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

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

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

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

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

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

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

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

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

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

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

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

Shul Etiquette

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

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

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

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

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

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Your referrals are appreciated.

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

 

Message from the Rabbi
 

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

Customs: What is that?

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

The official laughed and let the old man through.

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

Customs: What is that?

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

The official laughed and let him through.

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

Grandson: Who is that?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chabad Weekly Update

 

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

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

Kiddush Sponsorship

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

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

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

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Special Shabbos Guests THIS Week

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

Happiness & Hamantaschen!

Tonight! 7-9pm

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

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

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

MAZEL TOV!

Bris Celebration!

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

Minyan Needed 

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

The Fast of Esther

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

Purim! Purim! Purim!

 

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

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

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

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

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Haftarah Thought

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

 Melachim I  5:26-6:13

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

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

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

Tuesday: JLI Talmud Interactive – Ethical Conundrums. 7pm

Thursday: Happiness and Hamentaschen – 7pm

Hebrew School This Week

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

Special Wishes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

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

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

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

Need a Minyan?

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

Minyan Shaping Up

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

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

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

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

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

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

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

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

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

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

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

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

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

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

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

Shul Etiquette

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Direct (619) 392-1234

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Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being

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

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

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

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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 27th of Shvat 5777, February 24th '17

 

Message from the Rabbi
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush CupKiddush Sponsor

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

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

Kiddush Sponsorship

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

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

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

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VERY Special Shabbos THIS Week

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

Happiness & Hamantaschen!

THIS Wednesday Night!

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

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

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

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

Spa for the Soul

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

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Gears (animated)The Fast of Esther

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

Purim! Purim! Purim!

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

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

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

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

Popular JLI Series Going Strong - This Week: Self Driving Cars

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

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Haftarah Thought

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

Kings II  11:17-12:17

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

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

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

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

Tuesday: JLI Talmud Interactive – Ethical Conundrums. 7pm

Wednesday: Happiness and Hamentaschen – 7pm

Hebrew School This Week

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

Special Wishes

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

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

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

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

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

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

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

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

Need a Minyan?

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

Minyan Shaping Up

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

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

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

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

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

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

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

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

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

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

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

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

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

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

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

Shul Etiquette

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

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

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

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

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

Please Patronize Our Sponsors

Your Chabad Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker

Jonathan Rozansky is a licensed realtor and mortgage professional.

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

Jonathan Rozansky

Direct (619) 392-1234

jon@rozanskyteam.com

www.rozanskyteam.com

DRE. # 01754457

NMLS ID : 315987

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being

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

 http://www.centerforhormonalhealth.com/

Ron Lewis Insurance Services

760.525.5769 / RonLewisInsurance@yahoo.com

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

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

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

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

Neal Sperling Business Development

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

Dream Home Cinema

*Family Room Surround

*Wholesale House Audio

*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz: 760-415-8742

Joseph@DreamHomeCinema.com

Energy, Health, Weight Loss

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

Your referrals are appreciated.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

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

Cost Effective Advertising Available HERE

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

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

Message from the Rabbi
 

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

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

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

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

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

I once came across a novel interpretation of this verse:

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

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

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

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

Chabad Weekly Update - Community Friday Night Special

 

Kiddush CupKiddush Sponsor

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

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

Kiddush Sponsorship

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

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

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

Friday Night Services, Community Dinner, and Games THIS Week

PicMonkey Collage.jpgIMMEDIATE Reservations Appreciated

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

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

MAZEL TOV! It’s a Boy!

Bris Announcement

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

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

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

New JLI Series Kicks Off

JLI Conundrums.jpg

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

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

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

Haftarah Thought

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

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

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

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

Tuesday: JLI Talmud Interactive – Ethical Conundrums. 7pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Hebrew School This Week

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

Mommy & Me

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

Special Wishes

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

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

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

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

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

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

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

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

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

Need a Minyan?

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

Minyan Shaping Up

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

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

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

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

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

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

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

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

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

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

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

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

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

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

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

Shul Etiquette

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

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

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

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

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

Please Patronize Our Sponsors

Your Chabad Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker

Jonathan Rozansky is a licensed realtor and mortgage professional.

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

Jonathan Rozansky

Direct (619) 392-1234

jon@rozanskyteam.com

www.rozanskyteam.com

DRE. # 01754457

NMLS ID : 315987

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being

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

 http://www.centerforhormonalhealth.com/

Ron Lewis Insurance Services

760.525.5769 / RonLewisInsurance@yahoo.com

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

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

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

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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

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.

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Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

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

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.

 

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