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

Friday, 11 August, 2017 - 7:18 pm

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.


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

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.

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 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 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  Or you can find more information or book through our website: 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, 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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