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Volume 25 Number 39| 8 Sivan, 5784 | June 14, '24

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 25 Number 39| 8 Sivan, 5784 | June 14, '24
 
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MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

This week’s Torah portion continues the discussion about the function of the Levite tribe in the Temple. In addition to each Levite family having a specific job when it came to taking down and assembling the traveling sanctuary in the desert, the general capacity in which they served was to be available to serve at all times.

Any work done in the Temple had to be done by Levites, and the entire tribe as a whole was dedicated to this general cause. It is for this reason that they were not given a specific portion in the Land of Israel, and instead they depended on the tithes given by their fellow Jews to G-d, which was in turn transferred to the Levites. Because their lives were entirely dedicated to serving G-d, their livelihood was provided to them entirely by G-d.

Although this was specifically for those from the tribe of Levi, there is a lesson for all Jews here too: We can also commit ourselves to serving G-d in our daily lives, devoting ourselves to Torah study and mitzvah observance beyond what we may think we are capable of. And by doing so, we too are promised that all our needs will be tended to By G-d Himself.

The more we commit ourselves to this task, the greater the blessings we receive from Above!

Shabbat Shalom,

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad and Encinitas

Shabbat Candlelighting Time: @ 7:41pm
Shabbat Ends: @ 8:430m

Come pick up a Shabbat Candle lighting kit with the prayers and instructions.

LIGHT CANDLES FOR PEACE

 


SHABBOS NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
YES Friday Night Service & YES Shabbos Morning Services & YES soup and Challah

MINYAN SCHEDULE

Friday @ 7pm TONIGHT

Saturday @ 10am

 

JLI Course Concludes NEXT Week – No Class this Week 

Class will resume next week.

  ^^Click Me^^

SPRING – 4 LESSONS  Decisions of Fate - Guiding Jewish Values for Making  Life-and-Death Decision (This course will be accredited for CME (for doctors) and CLE (for lawyers) credits.)

Lesson 1 - Experimental Treatments

Lesson 2 - Extending Life (Suicide and Heroic Measures)

Lesson 3 - Pregnancy Questions

Lesson 4 - A Body’s Dignity

 

 

How to Make a Donation (or Payment)

We would be nowhere without the generous support of our community. Please know that your support is profoundly appreciated!

There are many ways to donate besides for checks and cash. Following please find a list of the various other ‘platforms’ that are available for secure donations that go directly and entirely into the synagogue account (even though they say Nechama's name).

1. PayPal  [email protected]  or PayPal.me/Neilfort

2. Venmo @Nechama-Eilfort

3. Cashapp $nechamae

4. Zelle (Bank of America)   [email protected]

5. Personal credit card     chabadatlacosta.com/donate

6. Join our Legacy Circle - see below

 

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by John & Beverly Larner in memory of her father, Jack Edelstein ob"m, and by the Buenaventura Family in honor of Emily's graduation. 

Each Shabbos after services, our beautiful community enjoys Shabbos lunch together. It is a true celebration where we bask in each other’s company while savoring delicious food.

YOU ARE INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE

We are always seeking additional sponsors, so if you can sponsor a Kiddush, please let us know.

An Important Note about Kiddushes –

The policy of the shul is to allow multiple sponsors for every Kiddush unless it is a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or something similar (like a 50th wedding anniversary etc.).

There is no such thing as an exclusive Kiddush sponsor.

This is our policy for numerous reasons, not least of which is the fact that Kiddush sponsorships help generate much-needed income for our community and encourages more people to participate.

We thank you for your support and understanding!

Soup & Challah Sponsors

Soup and Challah is being sponsored by Clive Walden & the estate of Channah Hale. A big Yasher Koach to our volunteer new deliverers - Sydney Green

Challah is delivered to Mental Health Residential Centers in the area, people undergoing chemotherapy, and people who really love the addition to their Shabbos experience. 

Deliver and get a bag of challah for your family as well!

RABBI'S WEEKLY ARTICLE
Rabbi's Thoughts and Haftarah Overview

Haftarah for Parshas Naso

Judges 13:2-25.

This week's haftorah describes the birth of Samson, a lifetime nazirite. A condign haftorah for this week's reading, which discusses all the laws of the nazirite.

Manoah and his wife, members of the Tribe of Dan, were childless. One day an angel appeared to Manoah's wife, informing her that she will give birth to a child. This child, the angel instructed, was to be a lifetime Nazirite. In addition, the angel instructed her to abstain from all foods forbidden to a nazirite — such as wine or ritually impure foods — from the moment she would conceive. The angel further informed the woman that her son will save the Jewish people from the Philistine oppression they were enduring at that time.

The soon-to-be-mother told her husband the good news. He entreated G‑d to send His messenger again — they were unaware at the time that the messenger was an angel. G‑d sent the angel again, and he repeated his instructions. Manoah and his wife then invited the angel to partake of a special meal they would prepare, but he declined. Instead he encouraged Manoah to offer the goat he wished to slaughter for the meal as a sacrifice to G‑d. The angel then ascended to the heavens in the flame that devoured the sacrifice.

The haftorah ends with the birth of Samson: "And the lad grew, and G‑d blessed him."

SPECIAL WISHES
Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

PLEASE CHECK YOUR CALENDAR FOR BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES, AND YARZEITS AS WELL AS OTHER IMPORTANT DATES AND NEWS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Asher Odenheimer, Yonah Fenton, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to Aaron and Naomi Alter, Rabbi Yeruchem and Nechama Eilfort and all of those celebrating anniversaries this week!

WE REMEMBER Josianne Perez, Jack Edelstein, Sarah Ann Schwartz, Bill Brunelle, Harold Polstein, Daney Yael Weill, Benjamin Oshern, and  all of those whose Yarzeit is observed this week.

May Mike Schwartz, Doreen Prager, Rachel Perez, Clive Walden, Sheila Lebovitz, Adam Lemberger, Sandy Radom, Rachel bas Shoshana, Roz Mintz, Sandra Sapol, Penny Chapman and Greg Leon be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors: Sponsors Needed ...

June 15: John & Beverly Larner
              Bernardo & Rosalba Buenaventura
              Father's Day

June 22: Delores Wexhler

June 29: Len Hyman

July 6: Sponsors Needed

KIDDUSH SPONSORS NEEDED

Sponsoring a Kiddush is a great way to feel part of the Chabad at La Costa family!
(You can co-sponsor a Kiddush)

FUNDRAISING & VOLUNTEERING
Giving & Helping Opportunities

Enhanced Security

Our number one priority is to ensure the safety and security of our shul family. We have a robust security system in place. We have gone to the added expense of hiring a uniformed, armed guard, who is with us, watching over us, in addition to our internal security team. 

The added layer of security is expensive. Please help us by donating to the security of our shul community by following this link: www.chabadatlacosta.com/donate. The cost is approximately $300 per week. All donations are tax-deductible.

 

The Foundation Project

We are raising funds that will be used towards completing our basement. This project will include a TEEN LOUNGE, CLASSROOMS, a PLAYGROUND, OFFICES, STORAGE SPACE, BATHROOMS, and more. Call Rabbi to inquire about available dedications. The money we raise also goes towards scholarships for Hebrew School students, our Challah and Chicken Soup program, and all of our ongoing expenses.

For more pictures and information go to chabadatlacosta.com/JLC 

Create Your Jewish Legacy Plan for the Future - Now

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

We can help.

Chabad has partnered with the Jewish Community Foundation in the creation of our Legacy Circle "Generation to Generation - Ensuring a Jewish Tomorrow, Today".  Many people do not prepare appropriately for the inevitable. They do not leave a will, or even if they do it is not consistent with Jewish Law. If one wants his body to be handled with the respect and care mandated by Jewish Law or if one wants the funeral service conducted according to Jewish Law, it must be arranged in advance. Don’t leave these critical details to luck!

Contact Rabbi Eilfort for a private appointment so these important matters can be handled how you want.

Send a personal email to [email protected] to schedule an appointment today.  

We honor our Legacy Circle Members*:

Joel Barnett

Angela Chapman

Beverly Galperin

Anonymous 1

Channah Hale

Len Hyman

Devorah Katz

Sheila Lebovitz

Ilyse Loven

David Markoff

Anonymous 2

Karen Miller

Ed Richard

Ira Schechtel

Sharon Silverstein

Steve and Cindy Marion Walker

Anonymous 3

  *Has provided Chabad with a Declaration of Intent. 

Click here for a Declaration of Intent and more information

 

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, the second Board was dedicated by the Alter Family, and the new Board has been dedicated by Miriam Reisman in memory of her husband, Harold.

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 in the newsletter and in the calendar and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit. The donation is only $500 per Memorial Board plaque.

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 $180 for a leaf on the Tree of Life.

Those who wish to participate should send an email to   [email protected], or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

We are excited to designate a section of our Tree of Life to our Legacy Circle. Watch the Tree and see article above. ​

 

New Mitzvah Opportunity

Bikur Cholim of SD Volunteers Needed!

There are a number of patients at UCSD La Jolla that have come from Israel to receive transplants here. They need our help!

Bikur Cholim of S Diego is a community organization helping the sick with care packages, visitation, driving spouses to and from the hospital, etc.

If you are able to give a few hours of your time, it will make another person's day that much better!

To get involved, sign up at www.BikurCholimSD.com

 

Volunteering

Our Soup and Challah Project has been going on its FOURTH year! It was sponsored by Channah Hale and now carried on in her memory.

We are at the point that we need NEW volunteers to drive and deliver food packages around the area.

Please consider making this a part of your Friday routine. Volunteers pick up a few containers of soup and bags of challah at 3:00pm and delivering them to the door of the recipients. Volunteers also get soup and challah!

CHABAD VIRTUAL & IN PERSON CLASSES
Get Some Class

We have an ever-expanding menu of online learning opportunities for everyone. Below please find an overview of our current classes and a schedule of when you can join in on Facebook Live. If you miss the live class you can watch the recorded version, on Facebook.

Weekly Parsha Class - with Rabbi Sholom Eilfort in person and on Facebook Live Thursday nights at 7:15pm

NEW SEASON: CALL TO ORDER YOUR BOOK

JLI Course - this series of courses requires registration... 

SPRING – 4 LESSONS  Decisions of Fate - Guiding Jewish Values for Making  Life-and-Death Decision ( This course will be accredited for CME (for doctors) and CLE (for lawyers) credits. )

 

Lesson Details
Lesson 1
Experimental Treatments
When emerging treatments offer hope of recovery, when is the risk justified? Discover the Jewish ethics of risking your life in the hope of extending your long-term prospects.

Lesson 2
Extending Life
How does Judaism balance the desire to preserve life with concerns of reducing suffering? See how Jewish values inform a dignified approach to end-of-life care and advance medical directives.

Lesson 3
Pregnancy Questions
Explore questions of pregnancy through the lens of Jewish texts. Is a fetus a human life or a part of the mother’s body? When pregnancy endangers a woman’s life, may she, in good conscience, carry the pregnancy to term?

Lesson 4
A Body’s Dignity
Might autopsy violate the dignity of the human body? Learn the Jewish view on the respect to which the deceased is entitled and how the sanctity of human life continues after death.

 

 Coastal Gan - GROWING AGAIN !

We are looking for NEW STUDENTS and NEW STAFF

We are accepting infant and preschool age children (a new space just opened up).

 

If you know someone who recently graduated college and is looking for full or part time work in an enriching environment with qualified mentor teachers please refer them to US! 

 

Please Like the shul’s Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/ChabadatLaCosta

For up to date pictures and announcements follow our Facebook Page and join our community Group.  

A COMMUNITY FOR YOU AND ME
Coastal Chabads are here for YOU

​​

 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

Kosher Eateries Opening...

I'd like to introduce you to the K Dogs, the first ever New York style hotdog cart that is certified through Va'ad San Diego. We would be so grateful for you helping to get the word out.

Through the end of the month, we'll be in La Jolla Shores at Lifeguard Tower 32 on Sundays from 1-7 pm, Mondays from 3-7 pm, Tuesdays 3-7 pm, Wednesdays 3-7 pm.

The next 2 Thursdays we'll be there from 1-7 pm and are offering a free K Dog with the purchase of 2. and a free Big K Dog with the purchase of 3 to anyone who mentions the promotion.

Sunday May 19, we will be at the JCC from 12-5 pm.

 

Hamitbach Info

Israeli street food 
5664 Mission Center Rd #402, San Diego, CA 92108

 

La Mesa PizzaWorks Info

Dine in and takeout 
Lamesapizzaworks.com
7406 University ave | La Mesa, CA 91942

 

Security Guard Sponsor Sought - Can You Help?

We have a wonderful security guard, Johnny, who keeps a watch over us while we are in services. The cost is $250 per week. We are looking for a sponsor this week and future weeks. If you are able to help please donate securely by following this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate. Thank you!

 

DAILY JEWISH NEWS Available in Your Inbox for Free!

Sign up, as we have, for the daily Jewish news by subscribing to the www.sdjewishworld.com. Our dear friend and noted writer, Don Harrison, curates a refreshing variety of Jewish-interest stories. The daily emails are refreshing, as they come from a Jewish perspective. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Simply logon to the website and follow the prompts to subscribe.

Security Protocols

Everyone is Subject to Search

No Firearms (We have a well-defined security plan in effect and any unauthorized firearms could create confusion and actually reduce security).

Backpacks Prohibited

All Bags Subject to Search

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 *Jewish Encinitas *Chabad of Carlsbad N *Coastal Gan Preschool 

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   [email protected] your request.

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

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

Membership

NOW is the time to join the family! Membership includes High Holiday seats and discounts on other programs and activities. However, the main reason to join is to demonstrate your commitment to the future of Judaism in our area and to our community.

If you have already filled out and returned your Membership form please accept this message as our sincere thank you!

We urge you to pick the level of Membership and the financial commitment you feel comfortable with, and to fill out the form that you will find by following this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/membership. We thank all of our amazing donors!

 

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!

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.

Critical Maintenance Issue – Your Cooperation Needed

PLEASE NOTE: The ONLY thing that may be flushed is toilet paper – NO EXCEPTIONS. This means tissue, baby wipes, paper towels, or any other product may NEVER be flushed, but instead must be disposed of in the provided trash receptacles.

THANK YOU for your cooperation!

Public Service Announcement – Let’s Work TOGETHER to Maintain OUR Shul

We have a beautiful shul. Everyone agrees. It is not easy to maintain everything, but we work hard to keep things clean and in good working order. We need your help.

Our sanctuary is graced with gorgeous, custom made, stained glass windows. These windows MUST be kept in pristine condition. Please respect the windows by only looking and never touching them. G-d forbid, they can easily be scratched if we are not careful. Also, please do not put ANY objects (cups, books, tissues etc.) on the window sills as it detracts from the windows.

Our custom-built furniture from Israel is as precious as it looks. People have put down cups (full and empty) on the partitions and the shelves. This is inappropriate. Children cannot sit on or climb on the furnishings – other than sitting in the pews as they were designed to be used. No exceptions.

Please put away your own Talis and prayer books, and replace the book racks when done using them. Please throw away your own garbage.

If we can all work together we will keep our shul beautiful!

THANK YOU for your understanding and cooperation.

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.

More than 600 people use the Chabad code each year ! 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.

For discount details, to make your reservation, or to share the information with a friend, visit www.chabadatlacosta.com/omni and click through. And remember to leave a positive review.

PLEASE PATRONIZE OUR SPONSORS
And let them know YOU SAW IT HERE

► Marc Buksbaum is an experienced local transactional attorney and former certified public accountant. Marc has experience in a wide range of business matters, including corporate/venture formations, mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, and supply chain transactions, and his colleagues also have extensive experience in complex real estate and estate planning matters. Marc is licensed to practice law in California and New York and is a Certified Public Accountant (on “inactive status”) licensed in New York. If you have any questions or need help with your legal matter please contact Marc  at: 
Marc Buksbaum
Attorney at Law 
JUDKINS GLATT & RICH LLP
2784 Gateway Road, Suite 104
Carlsbad, CA  92009 
T 760 438 2211
F 760 438 2014  

►Rina Coleman is an Enrolled Agent with more than 20 years experience preparing taxes for all walks of life. Please contact her at [email protected] for a free 15 minute consultation.

►Marc Nimetz Farmers Insurance

It's almost all the same, until you have a claim!

Marc Nimetz
Farmers Insurance                                                
15644 Pomerado Road, Suite 104                                  
Poway, CA 92064
License #0H35885
858-866-8147 (Office)
858-603-4961 (Cell)
858-815-6930 (Fax)

Jonathan Rozansky : Your Chabad Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker 
Whether you are Selling, Buying or Refinancing your home, do not proceed without calling Jonathan Rozansky, a licensed realtor and mortgage professional, 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
[email protected]
www.rozanskyteam.com
DRE. # 01754457
NMLS ID : 315987

 Ron Lewis Insurance Services

www.MedigapExpress.com
[email protected]
760-525-5769 - Cell
866-718-1600 - Toll-free

Specializing in Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Insurance! 

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

• Let me do the shopping for you!

• I will save you money on your insurance premiums.

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

• References available upon request.

 

 Neal Sperling Business Development

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

 

Dream Home Cinema

*Family Room Surround
*Wholesale House Audio
*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz:
760-415-8742 
[email protected]

Pammy's Pony Parties and Petting Zoos

I am a small Jewish farmer running my business in La Costa  called Pammy's Pony Parties and Petting Zoo. I arrive with my animals at little children's birthday parties, senior homes,  graduation parties, and resorts in the area, to share my love of animals. I also do animal therapy with children and adults. Fantastic!! Call me to make an appointment or set up a birthday party.

Pam Glickman 760-535-5293

Healthy Haven Live Radio Show with Anna Mintz

Window Paintings and Murals by Eileen Tilt-Lavy contact info available

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.

Volume 25 Number 37| 23 Iyar, 5784 | May 31, '24

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 25 Number 37| 23 Iyar, 5784 | May 31, '24
 
B"H
 
MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

This week’s Torah portion addresses the importance of observing all of G-d’s statutes. If we keep His laws, then G-d promises to provide all our needs: rain, food, protection, and security. We will be safe from wild beasts and also from enemies attacking us.

In Israel and around the world, the Jewish people need as much protection and security as possible, always, but especially now. Fortunately we can look to the Torah which tells us how we can ensure our protection and have everything we need — by following G-d’s laws.

The only problem is, G-d is spiritual and we are very physical creatures. So how can doing what G-d wants have an impact on our physical lives? If G-d is spiritual and sublime, shouldn’t the reward for following His laws also be spiritual?

The answer to that is that when G-d created the world He didn’t differentiate between spiritual and physical. He brought both elements together, to the point that they can each influence the other. So when we do a mitzvah, it affects the spiritual side of things but also yields practical results—the rewards we receive for doing what G-d expects of us.

I pray that through all the mitzvot that we do, G-d will indeed protect all of us, here and in Israel. May we all be safe from harm and have everything that we need!

Shabbat shalom,

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad and Encinitas

Shabbat Candlelighting Time: @ 7:35pm
Shabbat Ends: @ 8:31pm

Come pick up a Shabbat Candle lighting kit with the prayers and instructions.

LIGHT CANDLES FOR PEACE

 


SHABBOS NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
NO Friday Night Service & YES Shabbos Morning Services & YES soup and Challah

MINYAN SCHEDULE

Saturday @ 10am

Sunday @ 7pm

MINYAN NEEDED SUNDAY NIGHT @ 7PM

A Minyan (a quorum of 10 Jewish men, 13 and older) is needed THIS Sunday night so Kaddish can be said. The service will take 30 minutes. If you are able to help with this beautiful Mitzvah please respond to this message as soon as possible. Thank you in advance and G-d bless!

 

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO A SPECIAL PERSON

Our community is blessed with many friends near and far. Over the years our dear friend Suzanne Haray is like on of our family. Her generous support and love of our community is very special indeed. Thank you, Suzanne, for cosponsoring this week’s Kiddush as well as the coming Ice Cream Party on Shavuos. Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated!

 

Barbecue Bounty Summer Nights begin again.

Check our website for summer dates coming soon chabadatlacosta.com/bbq

 

JLI Tuesday: Course Continues

  ^^Click Me^^

SPRING – 4 LESSONS  Decisions of Fate - Guiding Jewish Values for Making  Life-and-Death Decision (This course will be accredited for CME (for doctors) and CLE (for lawyers) credits.)

Lesson 1 - Experimental Treatments

Lesson 2 - Extending Life (Suicide and Heroic Measures)

Lesson 3 - Pregnancy Questions

Lesson 4 - A Body’s Dignity


Thursday: New Torah Studies Series 3 -  Book of Vayikra 

Thursday at 7:15pm - In-person, on Zoom and Facebook Live

 

SHAVUOS EXPERIENCE PLANNED

Early Bird Discount Still Available until June 7th.

COMMUNITY NEWS

Kosher Eateries Opening...

I'd like to introduce you to the K Dogs, the first ever New York style hotdog cart that is certified through Va'ad San Diego. We would be so grateful for you helping to get the word out.

Through the end of the month, we'll be in La Jolla Shores at Lifeguard Tower 32 on Sundays from 1-7 pm, Mondays from 3-7 pm, Tuesdays 3-7 pm, Wednesdays 3-7 pm.

The next 2 Thursdays we'll be there from 1-7 pm and are offering a free K Dog with the purchase of 2. and a free Big K Dog with the purchase of 3 to anyone who mentions the promotion.

Sunday May 19, we will be at the JCC from 12-5 pm.

 

Hamitbach Info

Israeli street food 
5664 Mission Center Rd #402, San Diego, CA 92108

 

La Mesa PizzaWorks Info

Dine in and takeout 
Lamesapizzaworks.com
7406 University ave | La Mesa, CA 91942

 

Security Guard Sponsor Sought - Can You Help?

We have a wonderful security guard, Johnny, who keeps a watch over us while we are in services. The cost is $250 per week. We are looking for a sponsor this week and future weeks. If you are able to help please donate securely by following this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate. Thank you!

 

DAILY JEWISH NEWS Available in Your Inbox for Free!

Sign up, as we have, for the daily Jewish news by subscribing to the www.sdjewishworld.com. Our dear friend and noted writer, Don Harrison, curates a refreshing variety of Jewish-interest stories. The daily emails are refreshing, as they come from a Jewish perspective. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Simply logon to the website and follow the prompts to subscribe.

 

How to Make a Donation (or Payment)

We would be nowhere without the generous support of our community. Please know that your support is profoundly appreciated!

There are many ways to donate besides for checks and cash. Following please find a list of the various other ‘platforms’ that are available for secure donations that go directly and entirely into the synagogue account (even though they say Nechama's name).

1. PayPal  [email protected]  or PayPal.me/Neilfort

2. Venmo @Nechama-Eilfort

3. Cashapp $nechamae

4. Zelle (Bank of America)   [email protected]

5. Personal credit card     chabadatlacosta.com/donate

6. Join our Legacy Circle - see below

 

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Arnold Tubis in honor of the birthday of Channah Addy Hale, of blessed memory. It is being cosponsored by Suzanne Haray in honor of the 36th anniversary of Rabbi and Rebbetzin Yeruchem and Nechama Eilfort.  

Each Shabbos after services, our beautiful community enjoys Shabbos lunch together. It is a true celebration where we bask in each other’s company while savoring delicious food.

YOU ARE INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE

We are always seeking additional sponsors, so if you can sponsor a Kiddush, please let us know.

An Important Note about Kiddushes –

The policy of the shul is to allow multiple sponsors for every Kiddush unless it is a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or something similar (like a 50th wedding anniversary etc.).

There is no such thing as an exclusive Kiddush sponsor.

This is our policy for numerous reasons, not least of which is the fact that Kiddush sponsorships help generate much-needed income for our community and encourages more people to participate.

We thank you for your support and understanding!

Soup & Challah Sponsors

Soup and Challah is being sponsored by Clive Walden & the estate of Channah Hale. A big Yasher Koach to our volunteer new deliverers - Sydney Green

Challah is delivered to Mental Health Residential Centers in the area, people undergoing chemotherapy, and people who really love the addition to their Shabbos experience. 

Deliver and get a bag of challah for your family as well!

RABBI'S WEEKLY ARTICLE
Rabbi's Thoughts and Haftarah Overview

Haftarah for Parshas Bichukosai

Jeremiah 16:19-17:14.

The haftorah discusses the punishments that await those who disregard G‑d's law, and the blessings that are the lot of those who follow the Creator's wishes. This follows the theme of this week's Torah reading which details at length the blessings and curses.

The prophet Jeremiah rebukes the people of Israel for their idolatrous ways and for not having faith in G‑d. He conveys G‑d's words of wrath towards those who do not put their trust in Him — foretelling exile as their punishment — and of blessings for those who do.

"Cursed is the man who trusts in man and relies on mortal flesh for his strength, and whose heart turns away from the G‑d. He shall be like a lone tree in the desert, and will not see when good comes, and will dwell on parched land in the desert, on salt-sodden soil that is not habitable. Blessed is the man who trusts in the G‑d, to whom G‑d will be his trust. For he shall be like a tree planted by the water, and which spreads its roots out into a stream, so it will not be affected when heat comes, and its leaves shall be green, and in the year of drought will not be anxious, neither shall it cease from bearing fruit."

The haftorah ends with the following poignant verses: "G‑d who is the source of the hopes of Israel, all that forsake You shall be shamed, and they who turn away from me shall be marked out on the earth that they have forsaken G‑d, the source of living waters. Heal me, O G‑d, then shall I be healed; help me, then I shall be helped, for You are my praise!"

SPECIAL WISHES
Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

PLEASE CHECK YOUR CALENDAR FOR BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES, AND YARZEITS AS WELL AS OTHER IMPORTANT DATES AND NEWS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Rina Fenton, Lisa Chandler, Sharyn Hale, Jacob Rozansky, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Emery Reh, Babs Walden, Dora Katz, Roshan Nejathaim, Ronald Parker, Eugene Markovits, and  all of those whose Yarzeit is observed this week.

May Mike Schwartz, Doreen Prager, Rachel Perez, Clive Walden, Sheila Lebovitz, Adam Lemberger, Sandy Radom, Rachel bas Shoshana, Roz Mintz, Sandra Sapol, and Penny Chapman be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors: Sponsors Needed ...

June 1: Arnold Tubis in Memory of Channah Hale
            Suzanne Haray

June 8: Jellinek & Alter Families

June 15: Father's Day

KIDDUSH SPONSORS NEEDED

Sponsoring a Kiddush is a great way to feel part of the Chabad at La Costa family!
(You can co-sponsor a Kiddush)

FUNDRAISING & VOLUNTEERING
Giving & Helping Opportunities

Enhanced Security

Our number one priority is to ensure the safety and security of our shul family. We have a robust security system in place. We have gone to the added expense of hiring a uniformed, armed guard, who is with us, watching over us, in addition to our internal security team. 

The added layer of security is expensive. Please help us by donating to the security of our shul community by following this link: www.chabadatlacosta.com/donate. The cost is approximately $300 per week. All donations are tax-deductible.

 

The Foundation Project

We are raising funds that will be used towards completing our basement. This project will include a TEEN LOUNGE, CLASSROOMS, a PLAYGROUND, OFFICES, STORAGE SPACE, BATHROOMS, and more. Call Rabbi to inquire about available dedications. The money we raise also goes towards scholarships for Hebrew School students, our Challah and Chicken Soup program, and all of our ongoing expenses.

For more pictures and information go to chabadatlacosta.com/JLC 

Create Your Jewish Legacy Plan for the Future - Now

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

We can help.

Chabad has partnered with the Jewish Community Foundation in the creation of our Legacy Circle "Generation to Generation - Ensuring a Jewish Tomorrow, Today".  Many people do not prepare appropriately for the inevitable. They do not leave a will, or even if they do it is not consistent with Jewish Law. If one wants his body to be handled with the respect and care mandated by Jewish Law or if one wants the funeral service conducted according to Jewish Law, it must be arranged in advance. Don’t leave these critical details to luck!

Contact Rabbi Eilfort for a private appointment so these important matters can be handled how you want.

Send a personal email to [email protected] to schedule an appointment today.  

We honor our Legacy Circle Members*:

Joel Barnett

Angela Chapman

Beverly Galperin

Anonymous 1

Channah Hale

Len Hyman

Devorah Katz

Sheila Lebovitz

Ilyse Loven

David Markoff

Anonymous 2

Karen Miller

Ed Richard

Ira Schechtel

Sharon Silverstein

Steve and Cindy Marion Walker

Anonymous 3

  *Has provided Chabad with a Declaration of Intent. 

Click here for a Declaration of Intent and more information

 

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, the second Board was dedicated by the Alter Family, and the new Board has been dedicated by Miriam Reisman in memory of her husband, Harold.

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 in the newsletter and in the calendar and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit. The donation is only $500 per Memorial Board plaque.

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 $180 for a leaf on the Tree of Life.

Those who wish to participate should send an email to   [email protected], or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

We are excited to designate a section of our Tree of Life to our Legacy Circle. Watch the Tree and see article above. ​

 

New Mitzvah Opportunity

Bikur Cholim of SD Volunteers Needed!

There are a number of patients at UCSD La Jolla that have come from Israel to receive transplants here. They need our help!

Bikur Cholim of S Diego is a community organization helping the sick with care packages, visitation, driving spouses to and from the hospital, etc.

If you are able to give a few hours of your time, it will make another person's day that much better!

To get involved, sign up at www.BikurCholimSD.com

 

Volunteering

Our Soup and Challah Project has been going on its FOURTH year! It was sponsored by Channah Hale and now carried on in her memory.

We are at the point that we need NEW volunteers to drive and deliver food packages around the area.

Please consider making this a part of your Friday routine. Volunteers pick up a few containers of soup and bags of challah at 3:00pm and delivering them to the door of the recipients. Volunteers also get soup and challah!

CHABAD VIRTUAL & IN PERSON CLASSES
Get Some Class

We have an ever-expanding menu of online learning opportunities for everyone. Below please find an overview of our current classes and a schedule of when you can join in on Facebook Live. If you miss the live class you can watch the recorded version, on Facebook.

Weekly Parsha Class - with Rabbi Sholom Eilfort in person and on Facebook Live Thursday nights at 7:15pm

NEW SEASON: CALL TO ORDER YOUR BOOK

JLI Course - this series of courses requires registration... 

SPRING – 4 LESSONS  Decisions of Fate - Guiding Jewish Values for Making  Life-and-Death Decision ( This course will be accredited for CME (for doctors) and CLE (for lawyers) credits. )

 

Lesson Details
Lesson 1
Experimental Treatments
When emerging treatments offer hope of recovery, when is the risk justified? Discover the Jewish ethics of risking your life in the hope of extending your long-term prospects.

Lesson 2
Extending Life
How does Judaism balance the desire to preserve life with concerns of reducing suffering? See how Jewish values inform a dignified approach to end-of-life care and advance medical directives.

Lesson 3
Pregnancy Questions
Explore questions of pregnancy through the lens of Jewish texts. Is a fetus a human life or a part of the mother’s body? When pregnancy endangers a woman’s life, may she, in good conscience, carry the pregnancy to term?

Lesson 4
A Body’s Dignity
Might autopsy violate the dignity of the human body? Learn the Jewish view on the respect to which the deceased is entitled and how the sanctity of human life continues after death.

 

 Coastal Gan - GROWING AGAIN !

We are looking for NEW STUDENTS and NEW STAFF

We are accepting infant and preschool age children (a new space just opened up).

 

If you know someone who recently graduated college and is looking for full or part time work in an enriching environment with qualified mentor teachers please refer them to US! 

 

Please Like the shul’s Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/ChabadatLaCosta

For up to date pictures and announcements follow our Facebook Page and join our community Group.  

A COMMUNITY FOR YOU AND ME
Coastal Chabads are here for YOU

​​

 

Security Protocols

Everyone is Subject to Search

No Firearms (We have a well-defined security plan in effect and any unauthorized firearms could create confusion and actually reduce security).

Backpacks Prohibited

All Bags Subject to Search

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 *Jewish Encinitas *Chabad of Carlsbad N *Coastal Gan Preschool 

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   [email protected] your request.

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

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

Membership

NOW is the time to join the family! Membership includes High Holiday seats and discounts on other programs and activities. However, the main reason to join is to demonstrate your commitment to the future of Judaism in our area and to our community.

If you have already filled out and returned your Membership form please accept this message as our sincere thank you!

We urge you to pick the level of Membership and the financial commitment you feel comfortable with, and to fill out the form that you will find by following this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/membership. We thank all of our amazing donors!

 

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!

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.

Critical Maintenance Issue – Your Cooperation Needed

PLEASE NOTE: The ONLY thing that may be flushed is toilet paper – NO EXCEPTIONS. This means tissue, baby wipes, paper towels, or any other product may NEVER be flushed, but instead must be disposed of in the provided trash receptacles.

THANK YOU for your cooperation!

Public Service Announcement – Let’s Work TOGETHER to Maintain OUR Shul

We have a beautiful shul. Everyone agrees. It is not easy to maintain everything, but we work hard to keep things clean and in good working order. We need your help.

Our sanctuary is graced with gorgeous, custom made, stained glass windows. These windows MUST be kept in pristine condition. Please respect the windows by only looking and never touching them. G-d forbid, they can easily be scratched if we are not careful. Also, please do not put ANY objects (cups, books, tissues etc.) on the window sills as it detracts from the windows.

Our custom-built furniture from Israel is as precious as it looks. People have put down cups (full and empty) on the partitions and the shelves. This is inappropriate. Children cannot sit on or climb on the furnishings – other than sitting in the pews as they were designed to be used. No exceptions.

Please put away your own Talis and prayer books, and replace the book racks when done using them. Please throw away your own garbage.

If we can all work together we will keep our shul beautiful!

THANK YOU for your understanding and cooperation.

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.

More than 600 people use the Chabad code each year ! 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.

For discount details, to make your reservation, or to share the information with a friend, visit www.chabadatlacosta.com/omni and click through. And remember to leave a positive review.

PLEASE PATRONIZE OUR SPONSORS
And let them know YOU SAW IT HERE

► Marc Buksbaum is an experienced local transactional attorney and former certified public accountant. Marc has experience in a wide range of business matters, including corporate/venture formations, mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, and supply chain transactions, and his colleagues also have extensive experience in complex real estate and estate planning matters. Marc is licensed to practice law in California and New York and is a Certified Public Accountant (on “inactive status”) licensed in New York. If you have any questions or need help with your legal matter please contact Marc  at: 
Marc Buksbaum
Attorney at Law 
JUDKINS GLATT & RICH LLP
2784 Gateway Road, Suite 104
Carlsbad, CA  92009 
T 760 438 2211
F 760 438 2014  

►Rina Coleman is an Enrolled Agent with more than 20 years experience preparing taxes for all walks of life. Please contact her at [email protected] for a free 15 minute consultation.

►Marc Nimetz Farmers Insurance

It's almost all the same, until you have a claim!

Marc Nimetz
Farmers Insurance                                                
15644 Pomerado Road, Suite 104                                  
Poway, CA 92064
License #0H35885
858-866-8147 (Office)
858-603-4961 (Cell)
858-815-6930 (Fax)

Jonathan Rozansky : Your Chabad Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker 
Whether you are Selling, Buying or Refinancing your home, do not proceed without calling Jonathan Rozansky, a licensed realtor and mortgage professional, 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
[email protected]
www.rozanskyteam.com
DRE. # 01754457
NMLS ID : 315987

 Ron Lewis Insurance Services

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[email protected]
760-525-5769 - Cell
866-718-1600 - Toll-free

Specializing in Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Insurance! 

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

• Let me do the shopping for you!

• I will save you money on your insurance premiums.

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

• References available upon request.

 

 Neal Sperling Business Development

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

 

Dream Home Cinema

*Family Room Surround
*Wholesale House Audio
*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz:
760-415-8742 
[email protected]

Pammy's Pony Parties and Petting Zoos

I am a small Jewish farmer running my business in La Costa  called Pammy's Pony Parties and Petting Zoo. I arrive with my animals at little children's birthday parties, senior homes,  graduation parties, and resorts in the area, to share my love of animals. I also do animal therapy with children and adults. Fantastic!! Call me to make an appointment or set up a birthday party.

Pam Glickman 760-535-5293

Healthy Haven Live Radio Show with Anna Mintz

Window Paintings and Murals by Eileen Tilt-Lavy contact info available

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.

Volume 25 Number 36| 16 Iyar, 5784 | May 24, '24

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 25 Number 36| 16 Iyar, 5784 | May 24, '24
 
B"H
 
MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

The students of Rabbi Akiva were all great Torah scholars, devoted to their mentor’s every word. In fact, they were so committed to disseminating Rabbi Akiva’s teachings that they felt that anyone who didn’t see eye-to-eye with them was not deserving of any respect or recognition. This was especially true when it came to Rabbi Akiva’s famous teaching of “‘Love your fellow as yourself’—this is the most important principle in all of Torah.” Anyone who didn’t follow their teacher’s words to the tee was shunned until they came around.

As well-intentioned this seemed, in practice it led to the exact opposite of what Rabbi Akiva’s primary teaching was meant to accomplish – respect and accept everyone, even someone who sees things very differently from you. And as a result, a plague decimated almost all of the 24,000 students who couldn’t see past their own understanding.

Every year during the period between Passover and Shavuot, we mourn their deaths, until the day of Lag BaOmer (which we celebrate this Sunday), when the plague receded and the surviving students were able to rebuild and re-engage with one another in accordance with the true meaning of Rabbi Akiva’s teachings.

Thus, Lag BaOmer today is celebrated as a day of Jewish unity, when we emphasize what brings us together – our Jewish soul. Jews around the world come together to celebrate the day with public displays of Jewish pride. There are parades, fairs, barbecues, all focused on bringing Jews together to counter all that plagues us today.

By proudly displaying our Jewish unity, we proclaim to the world that we are here to stay, that nothing will ever come between us and our fellow Jews. We are one!

Shabbat shalom,

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad and Encinitas

Shabbat Candlelighting Time: @ 7:30pm
Shabbat Ends: @ 8:31pm

Come pick up a Shabbat Candle lighting kit with the prayers and instructions.

LIGHT CANDLES FOR PEACE

 


SHABBOS NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
NO Friday Night Service & YES Shabbos Morning Services & NO soup and Challah

MINYAN SCHEDULE

Saturday @ 10am

 

LAG BAOMER THIS SUNDAY & Memorial Day BBQ on Monday

 

Barbecue Bounty Summer Nights begin again. Memorial Day BBQ on Monday from 5-8pm

Check our website for summer dates coming soon chabadatlacosta.com/bbq

 

JLI Tuesday: Course Continues

  ^^Click Me^^

SPRING – 4 LESSONS  Decisions of Fate - Guiding Jewish Values for Making  Life-and-Death Decision (This course will be accredited for CME (for doctors) and CLE (for lawyers) credits.)

Lesson 1 - Experimental Treatments

Lesson 2 - Extending Life (Suicide and Extreme Measures)

Lesson 3 - Pregnancy Questions

Lesson 4 - A Body’s Dignity


Thursday: New Torah Studies Series 3 -  Book of Vayikra 

Thursday at 7:15pm - In-person, on Zoom and Facebook Live

 

SHAVUOS EXPERIENCE PLANNED

COMMUNITY NEWS

SCY High Graduation '24. Dovid Eilfort is graduating High School. Please let us know if you would like to join.

Kosher Eateries Opening...

I'd like to introduce you to the K Dogs, the first ever New York style hotdog cart that is certified through Va'ad San Diego. We would be so grateful for you helping to get the word out.

Through the end of the month, we'll be in La Jolla Shores at Lifeguard Tower 32 on Sundays from 1-7 pm, Mondays from 3-7 pm, Tuesdays 3-7 pm, Wednesdays 3-7 pm.

The next 2 Thursdays we'll be there from 1-7 pm and are offering a free K Dog with the purchase of 2. and a free Big K Dog with the purchase of 3 to anyone who mentions the promotion.

Sunday May 19, we will be at the JCC from 12-5 pm.

 

Hamitbach Info

Israeli street food 
5664 Mission Center Rd #402, San Diego, CA 92108

 

La Mesa PizzaWorks Info

Dine in and takeout 
Lamesapizzaworks.com
7406 University ave | La Mesa, CA 91942

 

Nissim Black in Concert!

Thursday, May 30  7:30pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre - Lawrence Family JCC

Co-Sponsored by SCY High and The San Diego Community Kollel as part of San Diego JFEST 2024

For tickets visit  https://my.lfjcc.org/14186/14187 or contact the box office, 858.457.3030 or  [email protected]

 

Security Guard Sponsor Sought - Can You Help?

We have a wonderful security guard, Johnny, who keeps a watch over us while we are in services. The cost is $250 per week. We are looking for a sponsor this week and future weeks. If you are able to help please donate securely by following this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate. Thank you!

 

DAILY JEWISH NEWS Available in Your Inbox for Free!

Sign up, as we have, for the daily Jewish news by subscribing to the www.sdjewishworld.com. Our dear friend and noted writer, Don Harrison, curates a refreshing variety of Jewish-interest stories. The daily emails are refreshing, as they come from a Jewish perspective. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Simply logon to the website and follow the prompts to subscribe.

 

How to Make a Donation (or Payment)

We would be nowhere without the generous support of our community. Please know that your support is profoundly appreciated!

There are many ways to donate besides for checks and cash. Following please find a list of the various other ‘platforms’ that are available for secure donations that go directly and entirely into the synagogue account (even though they say Nechama's name).

1. PayPal  [email protected]  or PayPal.me/Neilfort

2. Venmo @Nechama-Eilfort

3. Cashapp $nechamae

4. Zelle (Bank of America)   [email protected]

5. Personal credit card     chabadatlacosta.com/donate

6. Join our Legacy Circle - see below

 

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by the Eilfort family in honor of the graduations of Mendel Eilfort and of Dovid Eilfort, and all of the other graduates in our community! 

MAZEL TOV to all of the proud parents, grandparents, family members, and community!

Each Shabbos after services, our beautiful community enjoys Shabbos lunch together. It is a true celebration where we bask in each other’s company while savoring delicious food.

YOU ARE INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE

We are always seeking additional sponsors, so if you can sponsor a Kiddush, please let us know.

An Important Note about Kiddushes –

The policy of the shul is to allow multiple sponsors for every Kiddush unless it is a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or something similar (like a 50th wedding anniversary etc.).

There is no such thing as an exclusive Kiddush sponsor.

This is our policy for numerous reasons, not least of which is the fact that Kiddush sponsorships help generate much-needed income for our community and encourages more people to participate.

We thank you for your support and understanding!

Soup & Challah Sponsors

Soup and Challah is being sponsored by Clive Walden & the estate of Channah Hale. A big Yasher Koach to our volunteer new deliverers - Scott and Maggie Illions

Challah is delivered to Mental Health Residential Centers in the area, people undergoing chemotherapy, and people who really love the addition to their Shabbos experience. 

Deliver and get a bag of challah for your family as well!

RABBI'S WEEKLY ARTICLE
Rabbi's Thoughts and Haftarah Overview

Haftarah for Parshas Behar

Jeremiah 32:6-22.

This week's haftorah discusses the purchase of a field by Jeremiah, echoing one of the themes of this week's Torah portion—the purchase and redemption of real estate.

Jeremiah was confined in King Zedekiah's royal compound for having prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem and the exile of the Jewish people. There, G‑d revealed Himself to the prophet and informs him that he will be approached by his cousin Hanamel with an offer to purchase his ancestral lands. G‑d instructs Jeremiah to accept this offer.

Indeed, Hanamel arrived in the compound with the offer, and Jeremiah accepted. Money was transferred and a document of purchase was penned in the presence of witnesses. The prophet then gavs the deed to his disciple Baruch son of Neriah for safekeeping, and instructed him to store it in an earthenware vessel where it will remain for many years.

Jeremiah then conveys G‑d's message, the symbolism inherent in this transaction: "So says the L-rd of Hosts, the G‑d of Israel: 'Houses and fields and vineyards shall be purchased again in this land.'" Thus conveying a message of hope even on the eve of destruction and exile. Yes the Jews would be exiled, but they would also eventually be returned to their land.

The haftorah ends with the prophet's prayer to and exaltation of G‑d.

SPECIAL WISHES
Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

PLEASE CHECK YOUR CALENDAR FOR BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES, AND YARZEITS AS WELL AS OTHER IMPORTANT DATES AND NEWS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Chava Eilfort, Anna Rozansky, Ephraim Odenheimer, Aaron Alter, Naomi Alter, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER the victims of the Meron tragedy, all of the soldiers who have given their lives to protect the United States, and  all of those whose Yarzeit is observed this week.

May Mike Schwartz, Doreen Prager, Rachel Perez, Clive Walden, Sheila Lebovitz, Adam Lemberger, Sandy Radom, Rachel bas Shoshana, Roz Mintz, Sandra Sapol, and Penny Chapman be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors: Sponsors Needed ...

May 25: Eilfort Family 

June 1: Arnold Tubis in Memory of Channah Hale

June 8: Sponsor Needed

June 15: Father's Day

KIDDUSH SPONSORS NEEDED

Sponsoring a Kiddush is a great way to feel part of the Chabad at La Costa family!
(You can co-sponsor a Kiddush)

FUNDRAISING & VOLUNTEERING
Giving & Helping Opportunities

Enhanced Security

Our number one priority is to ensure the safety and security of our shul family. We have a robust security system in place. We have gone to the added expense of hiring a uniformed, armed guard, who is with us, watching over us, in addition to our internal security team. 

The added layer of security is expensive. Please help us by donating to the security of our shul community by following this link: www.chabadatlacosta.com/donate. The cost is approximately $300 per week. All donations are tax-deductible.

 

The Foundation Project

We are raising funds that will be used towards completing our basement. This project will include a TEEN LOUNGE, CLASSROOMS, a PLAYGROUND, OFFICES, STORAGE SPACE, BATHROOMS, and more. Call Rabbi to inquire about available dedications. The money we raise also goes towards scholarships for Hebrew School students, our Challah and Chicken Soup program, and all of our ongoing expenses.

For more pictures and information go to chabadatlacosta.com/JLC 

Create Your Jewish Legacy Plan for the Future - Now

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

We can help.

Chabad has partnered with the Jewish Community Foundation in the creation of our Legacy Circle "Generation to Generation - Ensuring a Jewish Tomorrow, Today".  Many people do not prepare appropriately for the inevitable. They do not leave a will, or even if they do it is not consistent with Jewish Law. If one wants his body to be handled with the respect and care mandated by Jewish Law or if one wants the funeral service conducted according to Jewish Law, it must be arranged in advance. Don’t leave these critical details to luck!

Contact Rabbi Eilfort for a private appointment so these important matters can be handled how you want.

Send a personal email to [email protected] to schedule an appointment today.  

We honor our Legacy Circle Members*:

Joel Barnett

Angela Chapman

Beverly Galperin

Anonymous 1

Channah Hale

Len Hyman

Devorah Katz

Sheila Lebovitz

Ilyse Loven

David Markoff

Anonymous 2

Karen Miller

Ed Richard

Ira Schechtel

Sharon Silverstein

Steve and Cindy Marion Walker

Anonymous 3

  *Has provided Chabad with a Declaration of Intent. 

Click here for a Declaration of Intent and more information

 

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, the second Board was dedicated by the Alter Family, and the new Board has been dedicated by Miriam Reisman in memory of her husband, Harold.

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 in the newsletter and in the calendar and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit. The donation is only $500 per Memorial Board plaque.

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 $180 for a leaf on the Tree of Life.

Those who wish to participate should send an email to   [email protected], or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

We are excited to designate a section of our Tree of Life to our Legacy Circle. Watch the Tree and see article above. ​

 

New Mitzvah Opportunity

Bikur Cholim of SD Volunteers Needed!

There are a number of patients at UCSD La Jolla that have come from Israel to receive transplants here. They need our help!

Bikur Cholim of S Diego is a community organization helping the sick with care packages, visitation, driving spouses to and from the hospital, etc.

If you are able to give a few hours of your time, it will make another person's day that much better!

To get involved, sign up at www.BikurCholimSD.com

 

Volunteering

Our Soup and Challah Project has been going on its FOURTH year! It was sponsored by Channah Hale and now carried on in her memory.

We are at the point that we need NEW volunteers to drive and deliver food packages around the area.

Please consider making this a part of your Friday routine. Volunteers pick up a few containers of soup and bags of challah at 3:00pm and delivering them to the door of the recipients. Volunteers also get soup and challah!

CHABAD VIRTUAL & IN PERSON CLASSES
Get Some Class

We have an ever-expanding menu of online learning opportunities for everyone. Below please find an overview of our current classes and a schedule of when you can join in on Facebook Live. If you miss the live class you can watch the recorded version, on Facebook.

Weekly Parsha Class - with Rabbi Sholom Eilfort in person and on Facebook Live Thursday nights at 7:15pm

NEW SEASON: CALL TO ORDER YOUR BOOK

JLI Course - this series of courses requires registration... 

SPRING – 4 LESSONS  Decisions of Fate - Guiding Jewish Values for Making  Life-and-Death Decision ( This course will be accredited for CME (for doctors) and CLE (for lawyers) credits. )

 

Lesson Details
Lesson 1
Experimental Treatments
When emerging treatments offer hope of recovery, when is the risk justified? Discover the Jewish ethics of risking your life in the hope of extending your long-term prospects.

Lesson 2
Extending Life
How does Judaism balance the desire to preserve life with concerns of reducing suffering? See how Jewish values inform a dignified approach to end-of-life care and advance medical directives.

Lesson 3
Pregnancy Questions
Explore questions of pregnancy through the lens of Jewish texts. Is a fetus a human life or a part of the mother’s body? When pregnancy endangers a woman’s life, may she, in good conscience, carry the pregnancy to term?

Lesson 4
A Body’s Dignity
Might autopsy violate the dignity of the human body? Learn the Jewish view on the respect to which the deceased is entitled and how the sanctity of human life continues after death.

 

 Coastal Gan - GROWING AGAIN !

We are looking for NEW STUDENTS and NEW STAFF

We are accepting infant and preschool age children (a new space just opened up).

 

If you know someone who recently graduated college and is looking for full or part time work in an enriching environment with qualified mentor teachers please refer them to US! 

 

Please Like the shul’s Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/ChabadatLaCosta

For up to date pictures and announcements follow our Facebook Page and join our community Group.  

A COMMUNITY FOR YOU AND ME
Coastal Chabads are here for YOU

​​

 

Security Protocols

Everyone is Subject to Search

No Firearms (We have a well-defined security plan in effect and any unauthorized firearms could create confusion and actually reduce security).

Backpacks Prohibited

All Bags Subject to Search

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 *Jewish Encinitas *Chabad of Carlsbad N *Coastal Gan Preschool 

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   [email protected] your request.

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

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

Membership

NOW is the time to join the family! Membership includes High Holiday seats and discounts on other programs and activities. However, the main reason to join is to demonstrate your commitment to the future of Judaism in our area and to our community.

If you have already filled out and returned your Membership form please accept this message as our sincere thank you!

We urge you to pick the level of Membership and the financial commitment you feel comfortable with, and to fill out the form that you will find by following this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/membership. We thank all of our amazing donors!

 

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!

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.

Critical Maintenance Issue – Your Cooperation Needed

PLEASE NOTE: The ONLY thing that may be flushed is toilet paper – NO EXCEPTIONS. This means tissue, baby wipes, paper towels, or any other product may NEVER be flushed, but instead must be disposed of in the provided trash receptacles.

THANK YOU for your cooperation!

Public Service Announcement – Let’s Work TOGETHER to Maintain OUR Shul

We have a beautiful shul. Everyone agrees. It is not easy to maintain everything, but we work hard to keep things clean and in good working order. We need your help.

Our sanctuary is graced with gorgeous, custom made, stained glass windows. These windows MUST be kept in pristine condition. Please respect the windows by only looking and never touching them. G-d forbid, they can easily be scratched if we are not careful. Also, please do not put ANY objects (cups, books, tissues etc.) on the window sills as it detracts from the windows.

Our custom-built furniture from Israel is as precious as it looks. People have put down cups (full and empty) on the partitions and the shelves. This is inappropriate. Children cannot sit on or climb on the furnishings – other than sitting in the pews as they were designed to be used. No exceptions.

Please put away your own Talis and prayer books, and replace the book racks when done using them. Please throw away your own garbage.

If we can all work together we will keep our shul beautiful!

THANK YOU for your understanding and cooperation.

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.

More than 600 people use the Chabad code each year ! 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.

For discount details, to make your reservation, or to share the information with a friend, visit www.chabadatlacosta.com/omni and click through. And remember to leave a positive review.

PLEASE PATRONIZE OUR SPONSORS
And let them know YOU SAW IT HERE

► Marc Buksbaum is an experienced local transactional attorney and former certified public accountant. Marc has experience in a wide range of business matters, including corporate/venture formations, mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, and supply chain transactions, and his colleagues also have extensive experience in complex real estate and estate planning matters. Marc is licensed to practice law in California and New York and is a Certified Public Accountant (on “inactive status”) licensed in New York. If you have any questions or need help with your legal matter please contact Marc  at: 
Marc Buksbaum
Attorney at Law 
JUDKINS GLATT & RICH LLP
2784 Gateway Road, Suite 104
Carlsbad, CA  92009 
T 760 438 2211
F 760 438 2014  

►Rina Coleman is an Enrolled Agent with more than 20 years experience preparing taxes for all walks of life. Please contact her at [email protected] for a free 15 minute consultation.

►Marc Nimetz Farmers Insurance

It's almost all the same, until you have a claim!

Marc Nimetz
Farmers Insurance                                                
15644 Pomerado Road, Suite 104                                  
Poway, CA 92064
License #0H35885
858-866-8147 (Office)
858-603-4961 (Cell)
858-815-6930 (Fax)

Jonathan Rozansky : Your Chabad Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker 
Whether you are Selling, Buying or Refinancing your home, do not proceed without calling Jonathan Rozansky, a licensed realtor and mortgage professional, 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
[email protected]
www.rozanskyteam.com
DRE. # 01754457
NMLS ID : 315987

 Ron Lewis Insurance Services

www.MedigapExpress.com
[email protected]
760-525-5769 - Cell
866-718-1600 - Toll-free

Specializing in Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Insurance! 

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

• Let me do the shopping for you!

• I will save you money on your insurance premiums.

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

• References available upon request.

 

 Neal Sperling Business Development

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

 

Dream Home Cinema

*Family Room Surround
*Wholesale House Audio
*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz:
760-415-8742 
[email protected]

Pammy's Pony Parties and Petting Zoos

I am a small Jewish farmer running my business in La Costa  called Pammy's Pony Parties and Petting Zoo. I arrive with my animals at little children's birthday parties, senior homes,  graduation parties, and resorts in the area, to share my love of animals. I also do animal therapy with children and adults. Fantastic!! Call me to make an appointment or set up a birthday party.

Pam Glickman 760-535-5293

Healthy Haven Live Radio Show with Anna Mintz

Window Paintings and Murals by Eileen Tilt-Lavy contact info available

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.

Volume 25 Number 34| 2 Iyar, 5784 | May 10, '24

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 25 Number 34| 2 Iyar, 5784 | May 10, '24
 
B"H
 
MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

One of the most important mitzvahs in all of Judaism is introduced in this week’s Torah portion: “Love your fellow as yourself.” In fact, this mitzvah is so central to Judaism that the great Rabbi Akiva referred to it as “the greatest principle of the Torah.”

It’s easy to see how mitzvahs that guide us in our relationship with our fellow humans are dependent on the principle of mutual love. But what about the mitzvahs that are about our relationship with G-d, such as keeping kosher, Shabbat, daily prayers, and so on?

The explanation is that when we put ourselves in a frame of mind that we are all equal before G-d, that enables us to prosper in all areas of Torah and Judaism. When we recognize that, when we are able to set our differences aside and instead focus on how we are all really part of a single “body” of Jews, that helps us grow our relationship with G-d.

That’s why Jewish unity is so central to Judaism. It’s not just that we’re there for each other, but by standing united with one another, we include G-d in this relationship too, ensuring that the Jewish nation will continue to thrive and prosper despite those who wish us harm.

May we merit to experience the ultimate Jewish unity, which we will see in its most perfected form with the coming of Moshiach, may it be very soon!

Shabbat shalom,

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad and Encinitas

Shabbat Candlelighting Time: @ 7:21pm
Shabbat Ends: @ 8:20pm

Come pick up a Shabbat Candle lighting kit with the prayers and instructions.

LIGHT CANDLES FOR PEACE

 


SHABBOS NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
NO Friday Night Service & YES Shabbos Morning Services & YES Soup and Challah

MINYAN SCHEDULE

Saturday @ 10am

 

Special Mother’s Day Kiddush THIS Week

The Kiddush this week is dedicated to all our mothers, without whom, none of us would be here. We thank the following who are honoring their mothers:

Rabbi Eilfort honoring Ronnie Eilfort, obm., Sarah Goz, obm., and Sylvia Kubrin, obm.

Nechama Eilfort honoring Chana Levy and Ilana Israel.

Rabbi Elia Eilfort honoring Nechama Eilfort.

Chaya Eilfort honoring Tzippy Weiss and the Coastal Gan Mommies.

Rabbi Yossi Rodal honoring Sheina Devorah Rodal.

Muka Rodal honoring Nechama Eilfort.

The Shul honoring Sheila Lebovitz.

The Shul, Ruthie, and Angel honoring Kayla Perez.

Kayla Perez honoring Ilyse Loven and Rosie Parker, obm.

The Shul honoring Channah Hale, obm.

Sharon Silverstein honoring Klara Silverstein.

Josh Silverstein honoring Sharon Silverstein.

The Shul honoring Dinah Miller.

Naomi Alter honoring Doris Markus.

Sheila Lebovitz honoring Bertha Stern.

Arlene Fogel honoring Marian Beck, obm.

The Shul honoring Miriam Reisman.

Scott Doleman honoring Nancy Doleman.

Michael Spinner honoring Gertrude Spinner, Michelle Spinner, and Jessica Spinner.

David Mintz honoring Roz Mintz, Anna Mintz, and Lydia Teshuba.

Nancy Greenberg honoring Daney Yael Weill, obm., Windi Shadrin and Myrrl Mithers.

Bernardo honoring Rosalba Buenaventura, Dinah Miller, Sheila Lebovits, Nechama Eilfort & Kayla Perez

Anonymous honoring Nechama Eilfort, Sheila Lebovitz, and Kayla Perez.

 

 

JLI Tuesday: Upcoming Course begins May 14th

  ^^Click Me^^

SPRING – 4 LESSONS  Decisions of Fate - Guiding Jewish Values for Making  Life-and-Death Decision (This course will be accredited for CME (for doctors) and CLE (for lawyers) credits.)

Lesson 1 - Experimental Treatments

Lesson 2 - Extending Life

Lesson 3 - Pregnancy Questions

Lesson 4 - A Body’s Dignity


Thursday: New Torah Studies Series 3 -  Book of Vayikra 

Thursday at 7:15pm - In-person, on Zoom and Facebook Live

 

LAG BAOMER COMING SOON

 

 

SHAVUOS EXPERIENCE PLANNED

COMMUNITY NEWS

Kosher Eateries Opening...

I'd like to introduce you to the K Dogs, the first ever New York style hotdog cart that is certified through Va'ad San Diego. We would be so grateful for you helping to get the word out.

Through the end of the month, we'll be in La Jolla Shores at Lifeguard Tower 32 on Sundays from 1-7 pm, Mondays from 3-7 pm, Tuesdays 3-7 pm, Wednesdays 3-7 pm.

The next 2 Thursdays we'll be there from 1-7 pm and are offering a free K Dog with the purchase of 2. and a free Big K Dog with the purchase of 3 to anyone who mentions the promotion.

Sunday May 19, we will be at the JCC from 12-5 pm.

 

Hamitbach Info

Israeli street food 
5664 Mission Center Rd #402, San Diego, CA 92108

 

La Mesa PizzaWorks Info

Dine in and takeout 
Lamesapizzaworks.com
7406 University ave | La Mesa, CA 91942

 

Jewish Community Blood Drive with San Diego Blood Bank
This Sunday, May 12 09:00 am - 02:00 pm

The San Diego Community Kollel
6270 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92115
Walk-ins welcome. Arrive Hydrated. 17+

Schedule appointment at https://www.mysdbb.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/80296

 

Nissim Black in Concert!

Thursday, May 30  7:30pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre - Lawrence Family JCC

Co-Sponsored by SCY High and The San Diego Community Kollel as part of San Diego JFEST 2024

For tickets visit  https://my.lfjcc.org/14186/14187 or contact the box office, 858.457.3030 or  [email protected]

 

Security Guard Sponsor Sought - Can You Help?

We have a wonderful security guard, Johnny, who keeps a watch over us while we are in services. The cost is $250 per week. We are looking for a sponsor this week and future weeks. If you are able to help please donate securely by following this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate. Thank you!

 

DAILY JEWISH NEWS Available in Your Inbox for Free!

Sign up, as we have, for the daily Jewish news by subscribing to the www.sdjewishworld.com. Our dear friend and noted writer, Don Harrison, curates a refreshing variety of Jewish-interest stories. The daily emails are refreshing, as they come from a Jewish perspective. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Simply logon to the website and follow the prompts to subscribe.

 

How to Make a Donation (or Payment)

We would be nowhere without the generous support of our community. Please know that your support is profoundly appreciated!

There are many ways to donate besides for checks and cash. Following please find a list of the various other ‘platforms’ that are available for secure donations that go directly and entirely into the synagogue account (even though they say Nechama's name).

1. PayPal  [email protected]  or PayPal.me/Neilfort

2. Venmo @Nechama-Eilfort

3. Cashapp $nechamae

4. Zelle (Bank of America)   [email protected]

5. Personal credit card     chabadatlacosta.com/donate

6. Join our Legacy Circle - see below

 

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by those mentioned above in honor of their mothers. 

Each Shabbos after services, our beautiful community enjoys Shabbos lunch together. It is a true celebration where we bask in each other’s company while savoring delicious food.

YOU ARE INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE

We are always seeking additional sponsors, so if you can sponsor a Kiddush, please let us know.

An Important Note about Kiddushes –

The policy of the shul is to allow multiple sponsors for every Kiddush unless it is a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or something similar (like a 50th wedding anniversary etc.).

There is no such thing as an exclusive Kiddush sponsor.

This is our policy for numerous reasons, not least of which is the fact that Kiddush sponsorships help generate much-needed income for our community and encourages more people to participate.

We thank you for your support and understanding!

Soup & Challah Sponsors

Soup and Challah is being sponsored by Clive Walden & the estate of Channah Hale. A big Yasher Koach to our volunteer new deliverers - Scott and Maggie Illions

Challah is delivered to Mental Health Residential Centers in the area, people undergoing chemotherapy, and people who really love the addition to their Shabbos experience. 

Deliver and get a bag of challah for your family as well!

RABBI'S WEEKLY ARTICLE
SPECIAL WISHES
Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

PLEASE CHECK YOUR CALENDAR FOR BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES, AND YARZEITS AS WELL AS OTHER IMPORTANT DATES AND NEWS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Tiferes Eilfort, Ben Markowitz, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Yahia Hazan, Baruch Leisorek, Shirley Levine, Herbert Magnes, and  all of those whose Yarzeit is observed this week.

May Mike Schwartz, Doreen Prager, Rachel Perez, Clive Walden, Sheila Lebovitz, Adam Lemberger, Sandy Radom, Rachel bas Shoshana, and Roz Mintz, be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors: Sponsors Needed ...

May 11: Mother's Day Kiddush

May 18: George Reh

May 25: Sponsor Needed

June 1: Arnold Tubis in Memory of Channah Hale

 

KIDDUSH SPONSORS NEEDED

Sponsoring a Kiddush is a great way to feel part of the Chabad at La Costa family!
(You can co-sponsor a Kiddush)

FUNDRAISING & VOLUNTEERING
Giving & Helping Opportunities

Enhanced Security

Our number one priority is to ensure the safety and security of our shul family. We have a robust security system in place. We have gone to the added expense of hiring a uniformed, armed guard, who is with us, watching over us, in addition to our internal security team. 

The added layer of security is expensive. Please help us by donating to the security of our shul community by following this link: www.chabadatlacosta.com/donate. The cost is approximately $300 per week. All donations are tax-deductible.

 

The Foundation Project

We are raising funds that will be used towards completing our basement. This project will include a TEEN LOUNGE, CLASSROOMS, a PLAYGROUND, OFFICES, STORAGE SPACE, BATHROOMS, and more. Call Rabbi to inquire about available dedications. The money we raise also goes towards scholarships for Hebrew School students, our Challah and Chicken Soup program, and all of our ongoing expenses.

For more pictures and information go to chabadatlacosta.com/JLC 

Create Your Jewish Legacy Plan for the Future - Now

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

We can help.

Chabad has partnered with the Jewish Community Foundation in the creation of our Legacy Circle "Generation to Generation - Ensuring a Jewish Tomorrow, Today".  Many people do not prepare appropriately for the inevitable. They do not leave a will, or even if they do it is not consistent with Jewish Law. If one wants his body to be handled with the respect and care mandated by Jewish Law or if one wants the funeral service conducted according to Jewish Law, it must be arranged in advance. Don’t leave these critical details to luck!

Contact Rabbi Eilfort for a private appointment so these important matters can be handled how you want.

Send a personal email to [email protected] to schedule an appointment today.  

We honor our Legacy Circle Members*:

Joel Barnett

Angela Chapman

Beverly Galperin

Anonymous 1

Channah Hale

Len Hyman

Devorah Katz

Sheila Lebovitz

Ilyse Loven

David Markoff

Anonymous 2

Karen Miller

Ed Richard

Ira Schechtel

Sharon Silverstein

Steve and Cindy Marion Walker

Anonymous 3

  *Has provided Chabad with a Declaration of Intent. 

Click here for a Declaration of Intent and more information

 

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, the second Board was dedicated by the Alter Family, and the new Board has been dedicated by Miriam Reisman in memory of her husband, Harold.

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 in the newsletter and in the calendar and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit. The donation is only $500 per Memorial Board plaque.

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 $180 for a leaf on the Tree of Life.

Those who wish to participate should send an email to   [email protected], or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

We are excited to designate a section of our Tree of Life to our Legacy Circle. Watch the Tree and see article above. ​

 

New Mitzvah Opportunity

Bikur Cholim of SD Volunteers Needed!

There are a number of patients at UCSD La Jolla that have come from Israel to receive transplants here. They need our help!

Bikur Cholim of S Diego is a community organization helping the sick with care packages, visitation, driving spouses to and from the hospital, etc.

If you are able to give a few hours of your time, it will make another person's day that much better!

To get involved, sign up at www.BikurCholimSD.com

 

Volunteering

Our Soup and Challah Project has been going on its FOURTH year! It was sponsored by Channah Hale and now carried on in her memory.

We are at the point that we need NEW volunteers to drive and deliver food packages around the area.

Please consider making this a part of your Friday routine. Volunteers pick up a few containers of soup and bags of challah at 3:00pm and delivering them to the door of the recipients. Volunteers also get soup and challah!

CHABAD VIRTUAL & IN PERSON CLASSES
Get Some Class

We have an ever-expanding menu of online learning opportunities for everyone. Below please find an overview of our current classes and a schedule of when you can join in on Facebook Live. If you miss the live class you can watch the recorded version, on Facebook.

Weekly Parsha Class - with Rabbi Sholom Eilfort in person and on Facebook Live Thursday nights at 7:15pm

NEW SEASON: CALL TO ORDER YOUR BOOK

JLI Course - this series of courses requires registration... 

SPRING – 4 LESSONS  Decisions of Fate - Guiding Jewish Values for Making  Life-and-Death Decision ( This course will be accredited for CME (for doctors) and CLE (for lawyers) credits. )

 

Lesson Details
Lesson 1
Experimental Treatments
When emerging treatments offer hope of recovery, when is the risk justified? Discover the Jewish ethics of risking your life in the hope of extending your long-term prospects.

Lesson 2
Extending Life
How does Judaism balance the desire to preserve life with concerns of reducing suffering? See how Jewish values inform a dignified approach to end-of-life care and advance medical directives.

Lesson 3
Pregnancy Questions
Explore questions of pregnancy through the lens of Jewish texts. Is a fetus a human life or a part of the mother’s body? When pregnancy endangers a woman’s life, may she, in good conscience, carry the pregnancy to term?

Lesson 4
A Body’s Dignity
Might autopsy violate the dignity of the human body? Learn the Jewish view on the respect to which the deceased is entitled and how the sanctity of human life continues after death.

 

 Coastal Gan - GROWING AGAIN !

We are looking for NEW STUDENTS and NEW STAFF

We are accepting infant and preschool age children (a new space just opened up).

 

If you know someone who recently graduated college and is looking for full or part time work in an enriching environment with qualified mentor teachers please refer them to US! 

 

Please Like the shul’s Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/ChabadatLaCosta

For up to date pictures and announcements follow our Facebook Page and join our community Group.  

A COMMUNITY FOR YOU AND ME
Coastal Chabads are here for YOU

​​

 

Security Protocols

Everyone is Subject to Search

No Firearms (We have a well-defined security plan in effect and any unauthorized firearms could create confusion and actually reduce security).

Backpacks Prohibited

All Bags Subject to Search

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 *Jewish Encinitas *Chabad of Carlsbad N *Coastal Gan Preschool 

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   [email protected] your request.

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

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

Membership

NOW is the time to join the family! Membership includes High Holiday seats and discounts on other programs and activities. However, the main reason to join is to demonstrate your commitment to the future of Judaism in our area and to our community.

If you have already filled out and returned your Membership form please accept this message as our sincere thank you!

We urge you to pick the level of Membership and the financial commitment you feel comfortable with, and to fill out the form that you will find by following this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/membership. We thank all of our amazing donors!

 

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!

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.

Critical Maintenance Issue – Your Cooperation Needed

PLEASE NOTE: The ONLY thing that may be flushed is toilet paper – NO EXCEPTIONS. This means tissue, baby wipes, paper towels, or any other product may NEVER be flushed, but instead must be disposed of in the provided trash receptacles.

THANK YOU for your cooperation!

Public Service Announcement – Let’s Work TOGETHER to Maintain OUR Shul

We have a beautiful shul. Everyone agrees. It is not easy to maintain everything, but we work hard to keep things clean and in good working order. We need your help.

Our sanctuary is graced with gorgeous, custom made, stained glass windows. These windows MUST be kept in pristine condition. Please respect the windows by only looking and never touching them. G-d forbid, they can easily be scratched if we are not careful. Also, please do not put ANY objects (cups, books, tissues etc.) on the window sills as it detracts from the windows.

Our custom-built furniture from Israel is as precious as it looks. People have put down cups (full and empty) on the partitions and the shelves. This is inappropriate. Children cannot sit on or climb on the furnishings – other than sitting in the pews as they were designed to be used. No exceptions.

Please put away your own Talis and prayer books, and replace the book racks when done using them. Please throw away your own garbage.

If we can all work together we will keep our shul beautiful!

THANK YOU for your understanding and cooperation.

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.

More than 600 people use the Chabad code each year ! 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.

For discount details, to make your reservation, or to share the information with a friend, visit www.chabadatlacosta.com/omni and click through. And remember to leave a positive review.

PLEASE PATRONIZE OUR SPONSORS
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Jonathan Rozansky : Your Chabad Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker 
Whether you are Selling, Buying or Refinancing your home, do not proceed without calling Jonathan Rozansky, a licensed realtor and mortgage professional, 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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• References available upon request.

 

 Neal Sperling Business Development

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

 

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Joseph Markowitz:
760-415-8742 
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Pammy's Pony Parties and Petting Zoos

I am a small Jewish farmer running my business in La Costa  called Pammy's Pony Parties and Petting Zoo. I arrive with my animals at little children's birthday parties, senior homes,  graduation parties, and resorts in the area, to share my love of animals. I also do animal therapy with children and adults. Fantastic!! Call me to make an appointment or set up a birthday party.

Pam Glickman 760-535-5293

Healthy Haven Live Radio Show with Anna Mintz

Window Paintings and Murals by Eileen Tilt-Lavy contact info available

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.

Volume 25 Number 32| 18 Nissan, 5784 | April 26, '24

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 25 Number 32| 18 Nissan, 5784 | April 26, '24
 
B"H
 
MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

The Seders are now behind us, but Passover does not end with the Seders. After the first two days of the holiday, there are four “intermediate” days, followed by two more days of holiday, with the seventh day of Passover commemorating the day that the Jewish people miraculously crossed the Red Sea, a week after escaping Egypt.

The final day of Passover celebrates the future redemption with the coming of Moshiach. To highlight this, Chabad families and communities host a special “Moshiach’s Meal” in the final hours of the day, where we eat matzah, drink four more cups of wine, and pray that indeed this be the last time we celebrate the holiday in exile.

We pray that the declaration at the end of the Seder be more than just words, but that next year—and even sooner—we will actually be in Jerusalem with Moshiach!

Chag same’ach.

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad and Encinitas

Shabbat Candlelighting Time: @ 7:10pm
Shabbat Ends: @ 8:08pm

Come pick up a Shabbat Candle lighting kit with the prayers and instructions.

LIGHT CANDLES FOR PEACE

 


SHABBOS NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
NO Friday Night Service & YES Shabbos Morning Services & NO Soup and Challah

MINYAN SCHEDULE

Saturday @ 10am

Sunday @ 8:30am

Monday @ 8:30am

Full Passover Schedule Below

 


SHABBAT CHOL HAMO’ED / 7TH DAY OF PASSOVER / 8TH DAY OF PASSOVER WITH YIZKOR MEMORIAL SERVICE / MEAL OF MOSHIACH COMING UP

Mark your calendars to join us as we transition through the Holiday of Passover! We begin THIS Shabbos, which is called Shabbos Chol HaMo’ed, which has the distinction of being a combination Shabbos and Holiday. It is like happiness on steroids!

The Seventh of Passover, while connected with Passover, has its own special measure of celebration as it marks the Jewish people successfully navigating through the Yam Suf / The Sea of Reeds. During services on the Seventh of Passover we will use our precious Holocaust Torah, generously donated by Ed Richard. Our Torah is hundreds of years old and survived the Holocaust in Carlsbad, Czech Republic! It is our miracle Torah! Many people have the custom to stay up all night as we remember the Jewish people traveling through the miraculously split Sea.

Acharon shel Pesach, the Last Day of Passover, brings the theme of the holiday to its triumphant conclusion. We recite the Yizkor Memorial Service (about 12pm on Tuesday, April 30) and we have the once yearly Meal of Moshiach on Tuesday evening, as we usher the holiday out.

The Meal of Moshiach is a time of song, stories, words of Torah, and LeChaims. There is NO CHARGE to attend, but please let us know you are coming by responding to this message. It begins at 6:30pm and concludes at the end of the holiday.  

The joy of the holiday is enhanced for everyone by YOUR presence! We look forward to seeing you here.

For more info and reservations:

Call: 760-943-8891

Email: [email protected]

Visit: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/Passover

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SHABBAT / HOLIDAY CALENDAR

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Friday, April 26, 2024

Light Candles at 7:10 pm

 

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Shabbat Chol Hamoed

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Shabbat Ends at 8:08 pm

 

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Light Candles at 7:12 pm

 

Monday, April 29, 2024

Seventh Day of Passover

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Light Candles* after 8:10 pm

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Final Day of Passover

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Yizkor Memorial Service: 12:00 pm

Meal of Moshiach: 6:30 pm

Passover Ends at 8:10 pm

* Light only from a pre-existing flame.

 

PASSOVER APPEAL

Dear Friends,

We are in the midst of our annual Passover Appeal. It even has a traditional, designated name; “Ma’ot chittim”, which literally means money for food. The expenses for the holiday are super-charged (on steroids) at this time of year, especially when we consider the various grants distributed by our community to those in need.

People who need assistance reach out to us. We cannot turn them down!

Please be as generous as you can and donate securely here: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate.

Like voting in Chicago, we encourage you to give early and often. 😊

May Hashem bless you and your family with a Kosher and Joyous Passover!

Rabbi Eilfort

 


 

WEEKLY VOLUNTEER NEEDED

We need someone to help deliver Soup and Challah on Fridays on the Alga route (about 2 miles north of shul). Soon we will need a volunteer for the La Costa route as well. If you can help with this Mitzvah please let us know.

 

Security Guard Sponsor Sought

We have a wonderful security guard, Johnny, who keeps a watch over us while we are in services. The cost is $250 per week. We are looking for a sponsor this week and future weeks. If you are able to help please donate securely by following this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate. Thank you!

 

DAILY JEWISH NEWS Available in Your Inbox for Free!

Sign up, as we have, for the daily Jewish news by subscribing to the www.sdjewishworld.com. Our dear friend and noted writer, Don Harrison, curates a refreshing variety of Jewish-interest stories. The daily emails are refreshing, as they come from a Jewish perspective. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Simply logon to the website and follow the prompts to subscribe.

 

Torah Classes Continue
 

JLI Tuesday: Upcoming Course See Classes Section below for more information.

SPRING – 4 LESSONS  Decisions of Fate - Guiding Jewish Values for Making  Life-and-Death Decision (This course will be accredited for CME (for doctors) and CLE (for lawyers) credits.)

Lesson 1 - Experimental Treatments

Lesson 2 - Extending Life

Lesson 3 - Pregnancy Questions

Lesson 4 - A Body’s Dignity


Thursday: New Torah Studies Series 3 -  Book of Vayikra 

Thursday at 7:15pm - In-person, on Zoom and Facebook Live

 

Ongoing Bar and Bat Mitzvah Lessons

Daily

 

How to Make a Donation (or Payment)

We would be nowhere without the generous support of our community. Please know that your support is profoundly appreciated!

There are many ways to donate besides for checks and cash. Following please find a list of the various other ‘platforms’ that are available for secure donations that go directly and entirely into the synagogue account (even though they say Nechama's name).

1. PayPal  [email protected]  or PayPal.me/Neilfort

2. Venmo @Nechama-Eilfort

3. Cashapp $nechamae

4. Zelle (Bank of America)   [email protected]

5. Personal credit card     chabadatlacosta.com/donate

6. Join our Legacy Circle - see below

 

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored in honor of Rabbi and Mrs Yossi and Dassy Eilfort and their family, by Rabbi and Rebbetzin Yeruchem & Nechama Eilfort and by Rabbi and Rebbetzin  Elia and Chaya Eilfort.    

Each Shabbos after services, our beautiful community enjoys Shabbos lunch together. It is a true celebration where we bask in each other’s company while savoring delicious food.

YOU ARE INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE

We are always seeking additional sponsors, so if you can sponsor a Kiddush, please let us know.

An Important Note about Kiddushes –

The policy of the shul is to allow multiple sponsors for every Kiddush unless it is a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or something similar (like a 50th wedding anniversary etc.).

There is no such thing as an exclusive Kiddush sponsor.

This is our policy for numerous reasons, not least of which is the fact that Kiddush sponsorships help generate much-needed income for our community and encourages more people to participate.

We thank you for your support and understanding!

Soup & Challah Sponsors

Soup and Challah is being sponsored by Clive Walden & the estate of Channah Hale. A big Yasher Koach to our volunteer deliverers - Carrie Rossenfeld. *New weekly driver needed for the Alga route.

Challah is delivered to Mental Health Residential Centers in the area, people undergoing chemotherapy, and people who really love the addition to their Shabbos experience. 

Deliver and get a bag of challah for your family as well!

RABBI'S WEEKLY ARTICLE
Rabbi's Thoughts and Haftarah Overview

Which Way Do We Go?!

By: Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort

The Exodus from Egypt is celebrated on Passover, which is, arguably, the most universally observed of our holidays. This is logical as it represents our birth as a nation, as well as our transformation from oppressed slaves to “A Nation of Priests; a Holy Nation.” The Biblical narrative of the Exodus is not only dramatic, but more importantly, it is full of meaning for us, even these days more than 3300 years later.

Let’s take a ‘deep dive’ into the story of the Exodus, or perhaps more accurately, let’s pick up the narrative immediately following the departure of the Children of Israel from Egypt.

The nation, following the inspired leadership of Moses, headed towards the Promised Land, albeit via a circuitous route. A week after leaving they came upon the Yam Suf / the Sea of Reeds. Once there the Jewish people faced a severe test. In front of them was the Sea. Behind them was the quickly approaching Egyptian Army (Pharoah had had a change of heart and was pursuing the Jewish people to bring them back as slaves to Egypt). The Jews were hemmed in by mountains on either side.  

What should they do?

One group said, “Let’s pray to G-d for some divine intervention.” One group said, “Let’s fight the Egyptians!” One group said, “Let’s beg the Egyptians for mercy and resume our status as slaves.” And one group said, “There is nothing for it. Let’s commit suicide.”

G-d answered Moses by saying, and I paraphrase here, ‘Now is not the time for prayer (or any other strategizing). Proceed (ahead, through the Sea!), as you were instructed.’

A very courageous man named Nachshon the son of Aminadav started marching into the Sea, filled with faith that he was on the path to redemption because he was following the path dictated by the Almighty. Miraculously, when the water was up to his nose, the Sea split, and all the Children of Israel followed Nachshon into the Sea, ultimately coming out safely on the far bank. The Egyptians, despite seeing these open miracles of G-d on behalf of the Jewish people, foolishly pursued them, and were swiftly drowned by the walls of water crashing down upon them.

Today, as I sit in my office pondering this ancient story and its relevance in our times, I am struck with a thought.

The Islamic Republic of Iran showered the Holy Land, including densely populated areas, with hundreds of ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and ‘suicide’ drones. No one was killed, and ‘99%’ of the missiles were successfully defended against. Surely, this is an open miracle, just like when the Egyptians fired their arrows and spears at the Jewish people crossing the Sea, and which were repelled, causing damage to the Egyptians and leaving the Israelites unharmed.

But let us examine the debate going on as Israel faces the implacable antisemitic hatred of Iran, and its minions, other antisemites around the world. As an aside, is it not telling that many of the ‘pro-ceasefire’ protesters started cheering wildly when they heard of the Iranian attack? Perhaps they are not ‘pro peace’ after all? Perhaps, and this is just a wild guess, they are antisemites cheering for the demise of the Jewish state, G-d forbid! Don’t take my word for it, they will tell you themselves.

There is certainly a contingent of our people who are praying to G-d for salvation, and who can blame them? They will tell you that everything is in “G-d’s hands,” and they are right! However, right now, it seems that we humans have a part to play. Never forget; G-d helps those who help themselves.

There is another contingent of people who, as strange as this may sound, are afraid of being free. They are willing even to ‘return to Egypt’. In this case, that would mean that they are amenable to Jews being subservient to the hostile forces that surround Israel, and even reside here in the US (Skeptical? Check out what is going on in American Universities right now where many Jewish students are taking the side of Israel’s enemies!). These people logically reason: how can we possibly win this battle; we are frightfully outnumbered?!

There are many who are blaming Israel for the hatred of her enemies. Some are offering every conceivable excuse and argument to the blood-thirsty enemy and do whatever they can to weaken Israel. We have failed them, for somehow, we never were able to teach all our Jewish children Jewish morality. The Talmud says that he who is kind to those who deserve strict judgement will end up being cruel to those who deserve kindness. We are seeing that played out before our eyes, as the ‘woke mob’ has turned on Israel, and the Jewish people, in a very big way, and all in the name of ‘kindness’.

Well, in response, I would state that I am not willing to be a ‘dhimmi’ (a second-class citizen in the Islamic religious/political system), who must conceal his place of worship, cannot ride a horse, has no right to true justice when in a legal battle with a Muslim, may not be armed, and must pay the ‘jizya’ (a special tax reserved for non-Muslims). Never mind me, there are millions of proud Jews around the world, and a massive number in Israel, who will never give up on Jewish independence. “Once you’re free there is no going back!” The eradication of the Jewish state, G-d forbid, is simply not an option. So, when you hear someone chant, “From the river to the sea Palestine will be free,” that is a clarion call for the destruction of the Jewish state and the death of any Jew who wants to fight for its existence. It is, by definition, an antisemitic cheer.  

And then we have a strong contingent who wants to fight it out, no matter the cost and consequences. They are thinking, ‘kill everyone first, ask questions later.’ Accuse our allies, since they may be imperfect allies, of duplicity and antisemitism. Take no prisoners! Push the button and annihilate everyone in our way!

We Jews do not share the vision of an end-of-days, apocalyptic destruction of all humanity, with other religions. We view peace as the ultimate goal, but it must be a true peace, meaning a peace built on the truth. No room for false narratives (like the one that falsely claims Israel is a colonialist state and that Palestinian statehood must be re-convened. There has NEVER been a Palestinian state, and furthermore, there has never been a group of people known as Arab Palestinians who are distinct from other Arabs, like Syrians, Jordanians and Egyptians.) Israel should offer peace for peace. Nothing more.

Finally, we have those who are ready to pack it in. ‘Let’s commit national suicide.’ Let us assimilate and lose our unique Jewish identity. Instead let’s embrace the ideology of this political party or that one. Let us emulate the ways of our non-Jewish neighbors. Maybe then the haters will let us live in peace, no?

This approach clearly will not work, due to the robust love of life AS Jews so many of us feel. “We ain’t goin’ nowhere!” Besides, we know from history that the haters will find different reasons to hate us. Maybe it will be because of our “Jewish blood,” or maybe because of our over-achievement in the business world, or disproportionate representation in institutions of higher learning. It matters not; the haters will continue to hate.  

The correct approach in modern times is… None of the above!

Now, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t an element of truth in some of the above-mentioned approaches. Certainly, we need to remain in close communication with G-d! Of course we must be prepared to fight gallantly. Yes, we should work diligently to find favor in our neighbors’ eyes.

But we must follow the lead of Nachshon. The way forward is in front of us! There is no turning back. We must find the courage to embrace our independence. We ARE a unique nation, set apart from the others. We have a specific role to play in the world. Yes, we are going to have to defend ourselves, forcefully, continually, or at least until the moment when G-d’s Presence is openly revealed for all to see.

Our job is to make steady progress towards the era of Universal Peace and Brotherhood. No kidding, we must strive for peace! Sometimes one must fight to achieve peace (think of WWII). We must steadfastly remember that the role of the IDF is to protect the citizens of Israel (not feed or provide water and electricity to our sworn enemies), and that is the fact no matter what anyone says. It is both sad and pathetic that our enemies hate us more than they love their own. That is their problem. Antisemitism is about a malignancy in the antisemite. It isn’t about us. The only we can defeat it, is through proudly living as Jews. This, more than anything else, brings the nations to respect the Jewish people. We must stop the pandering!

And every one of us has a sacred obligation to teach these Jewish morals to our children! Our children must be made immune to the moral confusion so prevalent in today’s world. We must always be mindful where our morals come from; they come from the Torah and nowhere else. We must strive like never before to come together, to stand together as a community, for our full strength is realized when we work together.

We will win. Since we will each fulfill our mandate, we cannot lose. The best thing is when we win, the whole world wins!   

 

 

Haftarah for Shabbos Chol HaMo’ed Pesach

Ezekiel 37:1-14

We read of Ezekiel’s amazing “vision of the dry bones.” Ezekiel finds himself in a valley covered in dry bones. G‑d tells him to tell the bones that He would cause them to reassemble themselves, grow flesh and come to life, and so it was.

After the newly constituted people come to life, G‑d tells Ezekiel that the people he sees represent the Jewish people, who have been reduced to a hopeless and lifeless skeleton of their former glory. Yet G‑d will breathe new life into them, and they will once again flourish.

SPECIAL WISHES
Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

PLEASE CHECK YOUR CALENDAR FOR BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES, AND YARZEITS AS WELL AS OTHER IMPORTANT DATES AND NEWS

MAZEL TOV to the Eilfort family on Chava’s engagement to Brandon Linde of Edison, New Jersey! 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Cheryl Tubis Brown, Ali Lansing, Dovid Rodal, Jordan Connor Mintz, Dovey Eilfort, Alexa Horowitz, Shayna Stellman, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Peter Goldsmith, Esther Nachmani, Peter Ross, and  all of those whose Yarzeit is observed this week.

May Mike Schwartz, Doreen Prager, Rachel Perez, Clive Walden, Sheila Lebovitz, Adam Lemberger, Sandy Radom, Rachel bas Shoshana, and Roz Mintz, be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors: Sponsors Needed ...

Shabbos Pesach: Yossi & Dassy Eilfort in honor of Tiferes' birthday
                          Elia & Chaya Eilfort in honor of Dovey's birthday

May 4: Buenaventura in honor of their anniversary

May 11: Mother's Day Kiddush

KIDDUSH SPONSORS NEEDED

Sponsoring a Kiddush is a great way to feel part of the Chabad at La Costa family!
(You can co-sponsor a Kiddush)

FUNDRAISING & VOLUNTEERING
Giving & Helping Opportunities

Enhanced Security

Our number one priority is to ensure the safety and security of our shul family. We have a robust security system in place. We have gone to the added expense of hiring a uniformed, armed guard, who is with us, watching over us, in addition to our internal security team. 

The added layer of security is expensive. Please help us by donating to the security of our shul community by following this link: www.chabadatlacosta.com/donate. The cost is approximately $300 per week. All donations are tax-deductible.

 

The Foundation Project

We are raising funds that will be used towards completing our basement. This project will include a TEEN LOUNGE, CLASSROOMS, a PLAYGROUND, OFFICES, STORAGE SPACE, BATHROOMS, and more. Call Rabbi to inquire about available dedications. The money we raise also goes towards scholarships for Hebrew School students, our Challah and Chicken Soup program, and all of our ongoing expenses.

For more pictures and information go to chabadatlacosta.com/JLC 

Create Your Jewish Legacy Plan for the Future - Now

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

We can help.

Chabad has partnered with the Jewish Community Foundation in the creation of our Legacy Circle "Generation to Generation - Ensuring a Jewish Tomorrow, Today".  Many people do not prepare appropriately for the inevitable. They do not leave a will, or even if they do it is not consistent with Jewish Law. If one wants his body to be handled with the respect and care mandated by Jewish Law or if one wants the funeral service conducted according to Jewish Law, it must be arranged in advance. Don’t leave these critical details to luck!

Contact Rabbi Eilfort for a private appointment so these important matters can be handled how you want.

Send a personal email to   [email protected] to schedule an appointment today.  

We honor our Legacy Circle Members*:

Joel Barnett

Angela Chapman

Beverly Galperin

Anonymous 1

Channah Hale

Len Hyman

Devorah Katz

Sheila Lebovitz

Ilyse Loven

David Markoff

Anonymous 2

Karen Miller

Ed Richard

Ira Schechtel

Sharon Silverstein

Steve and Cindy Marion Walker

Anonymous 3

  *Has provided Chabad with a Declaration of Intent. 

Click here for a Declaration of Intent and more information

 

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, the second Board was dedicated by the Alter Family, and the new Board has been dedicated by Miriam Reisman in memory of her husband, Harold.

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 in the newsletter and in the calendar and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit. The donation is only $500 per Memorial Board plaque.

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 $180 for a leaf on the Tree of Life.

Those who wish to participate should send an email to   [email protected], or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

We are excited to designate a section of our Tree of Life to our Legacy Circle. Watch the Tree and see article above. ​

 

New Mitzvah Opportunity

Bikur Cholim of SD Volunteers Needed!

There are a number of patients at UCSD La Jolla that have come from Israel to receive transplants here. They need our help!

Bikur Cholim of S Diego is a community organization helping the sick with care packages, visitation, driving spouses to and from the hospital, etc.

If you are able to give a few hours of your time, it will make another person's day that much better!

To get involved, sign up at www.BikurCholimSD.com

 

Volunteering

Our Soup and Challah Project has been going on its FOURTH year! It was sponsored by Channah Hale and now carried on in her memory.

We are at the point that we need NEW volunteers to drive and deliver food packages around the area.

Please consider making this a part of your Friday routine. Volunteers pick up a few containers of soup and bags of challah at 3:00pm and delivering them to the door of the recipients. Volunteers also get soup and challah!

CHABAD VIRTUAL & IN PERSON CLASSES
Get Some Class

We have an ever-expanding menu of online learning opportunities for everyone. Below please find an overview of our current classes and a schedule of when you can join in on Facebook Live. If you miss the live class you can watch the recorded version, on Facebook.

Weekly Parsha Class - with Rabbi Sholom Eilfort in person and on Facebook Live Thursday nights at 7:15pm

NEW SEASON: CALL TO ORDER YOUR BOOK

JLI Course - this series of courses requires registration... 

SPRING – 4 LESSONS  Decisions of Fate - Guiding Jewish Values for Making  Life-and-Death Decision ( This course will be accredited for CME (for doctors) and CLE (for lawyers) credits. )

 

Lesson Details
Lesson 1
Experimental Treatments
When emerging treatments offer hope of recovery, when is the risk justified? Discover the Jewish ethics of risking your life in the hope of extending your long-term prospects.

Lesson 2
Extending Life
How does Judaism balance the desire to preserve life with concerns of reducing suffering? See how Jewish values inform a dignified approach to end-of-life care and advance medical directives.

Lesson 3
Pregnancy Questions
Explore questions of pregnancy through the lens of Jewish texts. Is a fetus a human life or a part of the mother’s body? When pregnancy endangers a woman’s life, may she, in good conscience, carry the pregnancy to term?

Lesson 4
A Body’s Dignity
Might autopsy violate the dignity of the human body? Learn the Jewish view on the respect to which the deceased is entitled and how the sanctity of human life continues after death.

 

 Coastal Gan - GROWING AGAIN !

We are looking for NEW STUDENTS and NEW STAFF

We are accepting infant and preschool age children (a new space just opened up).

 

If you know someone who recently graduated college and is looking for full or part time work in an enriching environment with qualified mentor teachers please refer them to US! 

 

Please Like the shul’s Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/ChabadatLaCosta

For up to date pictures and announcements follow our Facebook Page and join our community Group.  

A COMMUNITY FOR YOU AND ME
Coastal Chabads are here for YOU

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Security Protocols

Everyone is Subject to Search

No Firearms (We have a well-defined security plan in effect and any unauthorized firearms could create confusion and actually reduce security).

Backpacks Prohibited

All Bags Subject to Search

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 *Jewish Encinitas *Chabad of Carlsbad N *Coastal Gan Preschool 

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   [email protected] your request.

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

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

Membership

NOW is the time to join the family! Membership includes High Holiday seats and discounts on other programs and activities. However, the main reason to join is to demonstrate your commitment to the future of Judaism in our area and to our community.

If you have already filled out and returned your Membership form please accept this message as our sincere thank you!

We urge you to pick the level of Membership and the financial commitment you feel comfortable with, and to fill out the form that you will find by following this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/membership. We thank all of our amazing donors!

 

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!

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.

Critical Maintenance Issue – Your Cooperation Needed

PLEASE NOTE: The ONLY thing that may be flushed is toilet paper – NO EXCEPTIONS. This means tissue, baby wipes, paper towels, or any other product may NEVER be flushed, but instead must be disposed of in the provided trash receptacles.

THANK YOU for your cooperation!

Public Service Announcement – Let’s Work TOGETHER to Maintain OUR Shul

We have a beautiful shul. Everyone agrees. It is not easy to maintain everything, but we work hard to keep things clean and in good working order. We need your help.

Our sanctuary is graced with gorgeous, custom made, stained glass windows. These windows MUST be kept in pristine condition. Please respect the windows by only looking and never touching them. G-d forbid, they can easily be scratched if we are not careful. Also, please do not put ANY objects (cups, books, tissues etc.) on the window sills as it detracts from the windows.

Our custom-built furniture from Israel is as precious as it looks. People have put down cups (full and empty) on the partitions and the shelves. This is inappropriate. Children cannot sit on or climb on the furnishings – other than sitting in the pews as they were designed to be used. No exceptions.

Please put away your own Talis and prayer books, and replace the book racks when done using them. Please throw away your own garbage.

If we can all work together we will keep our shul beautiful!

THANK YOU for your understanding and cooperation.

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.

More than 600 people use the Chabad code each year ! 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.

For discount details, to make your reservation, or to share the information with a friend, visit www.chabadatlacosta.com/omni and click through. And remember to leave a positive review.

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Volume 25 Number 31| 11 Nissan, 5784 | April 19, '24

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 25 Number 31| 11 Nissan, 5784 | April 19, '24
 
B"H
 
MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

Every year on the Rebbe’s birthday, three days before Passover, Chabad youngsters celebrate the milestone by fanning out around large cities worldwide to meet other Jews in the streets. They offer the men a chance to put on tefillin, Shabbat candles for the women, and everyone gets a package of handmade shmurah matzah for their Seders.

The Rebbe lived to serve the Jewish people, and these activities on his birthday are exactly the kinds of gifts he would want. Of course, this is not limited to the Rebbe’s birthday; it is something that Chabad boys and girls often do, but the 11th of Nissan is the highlight of our relationship with the Rebbe—the Rebbe’s personal day—and what better way to observe it than by doing what the Rebbe loved?

Nearly 30 years after his passing, we still celebrate the Rebbe’s birthday, and his inspiration is why my family and I live here and why our home is open to every Jew. It’s what drives us to deliver shmurah matzah to as many people as possible, to encourage people to do just one more mitzvah, and to represent the Rebbe in our part of the world. We live for making the Rebbe proud.

All the activities of our Chabad House, as well as every Chabad outpost around the world, are our birthday present to the Rebbe. And if you are involved with Chabad, or make an effort to reach out to other Jews, you are also part of this gift.

Happy birthday, Rebbe! L’chaim!

Shabbat shalom,

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad and Encinitas

Shabbat Candlelighting Time: @ 7:05pm
Shabbat Ends: @ 8:02pm

Come pick up a Shabbat Candle lighting kit with the prayers and instructions.

LIGHT CANDLES FOR PEACE

 


SHABBOS NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
NO Friday Night Service & YES Shabbos Morning Services & NO Soup and Challah

MINYAN SCHEDULE

Saturday @ 10am

Sunday @ 8:30am

Monday @ 8:30am

Full Passover Schedule Below

 

Rabbi Eilfort to be Interviewed on KUSI Channel 51

TODAY AT 4:00PM
about the upcoming Holiday

and on Sunday @ 7:40am.

Be sure to tune in!


 

FAST OF THE FIRST BORN ON MONDAY UNLESS…

Firstborn men must fast on this coming Monday due to their miraculous redemption during the days of the Exodus. The 10th plague was death of the firstborn, however, the Jewish firstborn were spared. In ‘payment’ of this kindness the firstborn men fast UNLESS they participate in a Siyum. A Siyum is the conclusion of a Tractate of the Talmud, which is a very joyous occasion. Following our Minyan here at 8:30am on Monday we will have a Siyum, so if you are a firstborn (and even if you’re not) we will see you here!

 

PASSOVER APPEAL

Dear Friends,

We are in the midst of our annual Passover Appeal. It even has a traditional, designated name; “Ma’ot chittim”, which literally means money for food. The expenses for the holiday are super-charged (on steroids) at this time of year, especially when we consider the various grants distributed by our community to those in need.

People who need assistance reach out to us. We cannot turn them down!

Please be as generous as you can and donate securely here: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate.

Like voting in Chicago, we encourage you to give early and often. 😊

May Hashem bless you and your family with a Kosher and Joyous Passover!

Rabbi Eilfort

 

Last Minute Chametz Sale

If you were not able to send in your information to Rabbi Eilfort, designating him to sell your Chametz you can still do so via www.Chabad.org. Just follow the appropriate links.

Selling one’s Chametz on Passover is extremely important and completely ‘painless’. 😊

 

Passover is Around the Corner – Seder Reservations are Due NOW

We will be holding two Community Passover Seders this year. Reservations are necessary to attend. Reserve here: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/SederRSVP.

There will be lots of opportunities for community celebrations throughout the holiday season!

 

COMPLETE PASSOVER SCHEDULE

First Seder Night: Monday, April 22, 7:00 pm

Second Seder Night: Tuesday, April 23, 8:00 pm

 

Hosted by Chabad at La Costa

1980 La Costa Ave., Carlsbad

 

RSVP by April 15th

Suggested donation for locals: Adult $54, Child (3-12) $25

Cost for Visitors: Adult $108, Child (3-12) $54

 

For more info and reservations:

Call: 760-943-8891

Email: [email protected]

Visit: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/Passover

 

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HOLIDAY CALENDAR

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Sunday, April 21, 2024

Formal search for Chametz after nightfall

 

Monday, April 22, 2024

Fast of the Firstborn

Morning Services: 8:30 am

Eat Chametz until 10:33 am

Burn Chametz by 11:40 am

 

1st Seder Night

Light Candles at 7:07 pm

Say Blessings 1 & 2

Evening Services: 7:00 pm

Community Seder: 7:30 pm

 

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

1st Day of Passover

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Evening Services: 8:00 pm

Light Candles* after 8:05 pm

Say Blessings 1 & 2

Community Seder: 8:30 pm

 

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

2nd Day of Passover

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Holiday Ends: 8:05 pm

 

Friday, April 26, 2024

Light Candles at 7:10 pm

Say Blessing 3

Evening Services: 7:00 pm

 

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Shabbat Chol Hamoed

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Evening Services: 8:10 pm

Shabbat Ends at 8:08 pm

 

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Light Candles at 7:12 pm

Say Blessing 1

Evening Services: 7:00 pm

 

Monday, April 29, 2024

Seventh Day of Passover

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Evening Services: 8:00 pm

Light Candles* after 8:10 pm

Say Blessing 1

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Final Day of Passover

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Yizkor Memorial Service: 12:00 pm

Meal of Moshiach: 6:30 pm

Evening Services: 8:10 pm

Passover Ends at 8:10 pm

 

* Light only from a pre-existing flame.


 

WEEKLY VOLUNTEER NEEDED

We need someone to help deliver Soup and Challah on Fridays on the Alga route (about 2 miles north of shul). If you can help with this Mitzvah please let us know.

 

Security Guard Sponsor Sought

We have a wonderful security guard, Johnny, who keeps a watch over us while we are in services. The cost is $250 per week. We are looking for a sponsor this week and future weeks. If you are able to help please donate securely by following this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate. Thank you!

 

DAILY JEWISH NEWS Available in Your Inbox for Free!

Sign up, as we have, for the daily Jewish news by subscribing to the www.sdjewishworld.com. Our dear friend and noted writer, Don Harrison, curates a refreshing variety of Jewish-interest stories. The daily emails are refreshing, as they come from a Jewish perspective. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Simply logon to the website and follow the prompts to subscribe.

 

Torah Classes Continue
 

JLI Tuesday: Upcoming Course See Classes Section below for more information.

SPRING – 4 LESSONS  Decisions of Fate - Guiding Jewish Values for Making  Life-and-Death Decision (This course will be accredited for CME (for doctors) and CLE (for lawyers) credits.)

Lesson 1 - Experimental Treatments

Lesson 2 - Extending Life

Lesson 3 - Pregnancy Questions

Lesson 4 - A Body’s Dignity


Thursday: New Torah Studies Series 3 -  Book of Vayikra Begins soon

Thursday at 7:15pm - In-person, on Zoom and Facebook Live

 

Ongoing Bar and Bat Mitzvah Lessons

Daily

 

How to Make a Donation (or Payment)

We would be nowhere without the generous support of our community. Please know that your support is profoundly appreciated!

There are many ways to donate besides for checks and cash. Following please find a list of the various other ‘platforms’ that are available for secure donations that go directly and entirely into the synagogue account (even though they say Nechama's name).

1. PayPal  [email protected]  or PayPal.me/Neilfort

2. Venmo @Nechama-Eilfort

3. Cashapp $nechamae

4. Zelle (Bank of America)   [email protected]

5. Personal credit card     chabadatlacosta.com/donate

6. Join our Legacy Circle - see below

 

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored in honor of the Rebbe’s birthday. 

Please note that this week’s Kiddush will be very simple and will be Kosher for Passover, as the shul kitchen has already been prepared for Pesach.       

Each Shabbos after services, our beautiful community enjoys Shabbos lunch together. It is a true celebration where we bask in each other’s company while savoring delicious food.

YOU ARE INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE

We are always seeking additional sponsors, so if you can sponsor a Kiddush, please let us know.

An Important Note about Kiddushes –

The policy of the shul is to allow multiple sponsors for every Kiddush unless it is a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or something similar (like a 50th wedding anniversary etc.).

There is no such thing as an exclusive Kiddush sponsor.

This is our policy for numerous reasons, not least of which is the fact that Kiddush sponsorships help generate much-needed income for our community and encourages more people to participate.

We thank you for your support and understanding!

Soup & Challah Sponsors

Soup and Challah is being sponsored by Clive Walden & the estate of Channah Hale. A big Yasher Koach to our volunteer deliverers - Carrie Rossenfeld. *New weekly driver needed for the Alga route.

Challah is delivered to Mental Health Residential Centers in the area, people undergoing chemotherapy, and people who really love the addition to their Shabbos experience. 

Deliver and get a bag of challah for your family as well!

RABBI'S WEEKLY ARTICLE
Rabbi's Thoughts and Haftarah Overview

Which Way Do We Go?!

By: Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort

The Exodus from Egypt is celebrated on Passover, which is, arguably, the most universally observed of our holidays. This is logical as it represents our birth as a nation, as well as our transformation from oppressed slaves to “A Nation of Priests; a Holy Nation.” The Biblical narrative of the Exodus is not only dramatic, but more importantly, it is full of meaning for us, even these days more than 3300 years later.

Let’s take a ‘deep dive’ into the story of the Exodus, or perhaps more accurately, let’s pick up the narrative immediately following the departure of the Children of Israel from Egypt.

The nation, following the inspired leadership of Moses, headed towards the Promised Land, albeit via a circuitous route. A week after leaving they came upon the Yam Suf / the Sea of Reeds. Once there the Jewish people faced a severe test. In front of them was the Sea. Behind them was the quickly approaching Egyptian Army (Pharoah had had a change of heart and was pursuing the Jewish people to bring them back as slaves to Egypt). The Jews were hemmed in by mountains on either side.  

What should they do?

One group said, “Let’s pray to G-d for some divine intervention.” One group said, “Let’s fight the Egyptians!” One group said, “Let’s beg the Egyptians for mercy and resume our status as slaves.” And one group said, “There is nothing for it. Let’s commit suicide.”

G-d answered Moses by saying, and I paraphrase here, ‘Now is not the time for prayer (or any other strategizing). Proceed (ahead, through the Sea!), as you were instructed.’

A very courageous man named Nachshon the son of Aminadav started marching into the Sea, filled with faith that he was on the path to redemption because he was following the path dictated by the Almighty. Miraculously, when the water was up to his nose, the Sea split, and all the Children of Israel followed Nachshon into the Sea, ultimately coming out safely on the far bank. The Egyptians, despite seeing these open miracles of G-d on behalf of the Jewish people, foolishly pursued them, and were swiftly drowned by the walls of water crashing down upon them.

Today, as I sit in my office pondering this ancient story and its relevance in our times, I am struck with a thought.

The Islamic Republic of Iran showered the Holy Land, including densely populated areas, with hundreds of ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and ‘suicide’ drones. No one was killed, and ‘99%’ of the missiles were successfully defended against. Surely, this is an open miracle, just like when the Egyptians fired their arrows and spears at the Jewish people crossing the Sea, and which were repelled, causing damage to the Egyptians and leaving the Israelites unharmed.

But let us examine the debate going on as Israel faces the implacable antisemitic hatred of Iran, and its minions, other antisemites around the world. As an aside, is it not telling that many of the ‘pro-ceasefire’ protesters started cheering wildly when they heard of the Iranian attack? Perhaps they are not ‘pro peace’ after all? Perhaps, and this is just a wild guess, they are antisemites cheering for the demise of the Jewish state, G-d forbid! Don’t take my word for it, they will tell you themselves.

There is certainly a contingent of our people who are praying to G-d for salvation, and who can blame them? They will tell you that everything is in “G-d’s hands,” and they are right! However, right now, it seems that we humans have a part to play. Never forget; G-d helps those who help themselves.

There is another contingent of people who, as strange as this may sound, are afraid of being free. They are willing even to ‘return to Egypt’. In this case, that would mean that they are amenable to Jews being subservient to the hostile forces that surround Israel, and even reside here in the US (Skeptical? Check out what is going on in American Universities right now where many Jewish students are taking the side of Israel’s enemies!). These people logically reason: how can we possibly win this battle; we are frightfully outnumbered?!

There are many who are blaming Israel for the hatred of her enemies. Some are offering every conceivable excuse and argument to the blood-thirsty enemy and do whatever they can to weaken Israel. We have failed them, for somehow, we never were able to teach all our Jewish children Jewish morality. The Talmud says that he who is kind to those who deserve strict judgement will end up being cruel to those who deserve kindness. We are seeing that played out before our eyes, as the ‘woke mob’ has turned on Israel, and the Jewish people, in a very big way, and all in the name of ‘kindness’.

Well, in response, I would state that I am not willing to be a ‘dhimmi’ (a second-class citizen in the Islamic religious/political system), who must conceal his place of worship, cannot ride a horse, has no right to true justice when in a legal battle with a Muslim, may not be armed, and must pay the ‘jizya’ (a special tax reserved for non-Muslims). Never mind me, there are millions of proud Jews around the world, and a massive number in Israel, who will never give up on Jewish independence. “Once you’re free there is no going back!” The eradication of the Jewish state, G-d forbid, is simply not an option. So, when you hear someone chant, “From the river to the sea Palestine will be free,” that is a clarion call for the destruction of the Jewish state and the death of any Jew who wants to fight for its existence. It is, by definition, an antisemitic cheer.  

And then we have a strong contingent who wants to fight it out, no matter the cost and consequences. They are thinking, ‘kill everyone first, ask questions later.’ Accuse our allies, since they may be imperfect allies, of duplicity and antisemitism. Take no prisoners! Push the button and annihilate everyone in our way!

We Jews do not share the vision of an end-of-days, apocalyptic destruction of all humanity, with other religions. We view peace as the ultimate goal, but it must be a true peace, meaning a peace built on the truth. No room for false narratives (like the one that falsely claims Israel is a colonialist state and that Palestinian statehood must be re-convened. There has NEVER been a Palestinian state, and furthermore, there has never been a group of people known as Arab Palestinians who are distinct from other Arabs, like Syrians, Jordanians and Egyptians.) Israel should offer peace for peace. Nothing more.

Finally, we have those who are ready to pack it in. ‘Let’s commit national suicide.’ Let us assimilate and lose our unique Jewish identity. Instead let’s embrace the ideology of this political party or that one. Let us emulate the ways of our non-Jewish neighbors. Maybe then the haters will let us live in peace, no?

This approach clearly will not work, due to the robust love of life AS Jews so many of us feel. “We ain’t goin’ nowhere!” Besides, we know from history that the haters will find different reasons to hate us. Maybe it will be because of our “Jewish blood,” or maybe because of our over-achievement in the business world, or disproportionate representation in institutions of higher learning. It matters not; the haters will continue to hate.  

The correct approach in modern times is… None of the above!

Now, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t an element of truth in some of the above-mentioned approaches. Certainly, we need to remain in close communication with G-d! Of course we must be prepared to fight gallantly. Yes, we should work diligently to find favor in our neighbors’ eyes.

But we must follow the lead of Nachshon. The way forward is in front of us! There is no turning back. We must find the courage to embrace our independence. We ARE a unique nation, set apart from the others. We have a specific role to play in the world. Yes, we are going to have to defend ourselves, forcefully, continually, or at least until the moment when G-d’s Presence is openly revealed for all to see.

Our job is to make steady progress towards the era of Universal Peace and Brotherhood. No kidding, we must strive for peace! Sometimes one must fight to achieve peace (think of WWII). We must steadfastly remember that the role of the IDF is to protect the citizens of Israel (not feed or provide water and electricity to our sworn enemies), and that is the fact no matter what anyone says. It is both sad and pathetic that our enemies hate us more than they love their own. That is their problem. Antisemitism is about a malignancy in the antisemite. It isn’t about us. The only we can defeat it, is through proudly living as Jews. This, more than anything else, brings the nations to respect the Jewish people. We must stop the pandering!

And every one of us has a sacred obligation to teach these Jewish morals to our children! Our children must be made immune to the moral confusion so prevalent in today’s world. We must always be mindful where our morals come from; they come from the Torah and nowhere else. We must strive like never before to come together, to stand together as a community, for our full strength is realized when we work together.

We will win. Since we will each fulfill our mandate, we cannot lose. The best thing is when we win, the whole world wins!   

 

 

Haftarah for Shabbos Parshas Metzora

II Kings 7:3-20.

This week's haftorah discusses the story of four men stricken by tzara'at, a skin ailment caused by sins — one of the main topics of this week's Torah reading.

Haftorah's backdrop: King Ben-Hadad of Aram besieged Samaria (the Northern Kingdom of Israel). The resulting famine was catastrophic, reducing many to cannibalism. King Jehoram of Israel wanted to execute the prophet Elisha, considering that his prayers could have prevented the entire tragedy. Elisha reassured the king: "So has G‑d said, 'At this time tomorrow, a seah of fine flour will sell for [merely] a shekel, and two seahs of barley will sell for a shekel in the gate of Samaria.'" One of the king's officers present scoffed at the prophecy: "Behold, if  G‑d makes windows in the sky, will this thing come about?" Elisha responded, "Behold, you will see with your own eyes, but you shall not eat there from."

Now, four men suffering from  tzara'at dwelled in quarantine outside the city. They too were hungry, victims of the famine. They decided to approach the enemy camp to beg for food. They arrived only to find a deserted camp. For "G‑d had caused the Aramean camp to hear the sound of chariots and the sound of horses, the sound of a great army. And they said to one another, 'Behold, the king of Israel has hired against us the kings of the Hittites and the kings of the Egyptians to attack us.'" The entire enemy army fled, leaving behind their tents, horses, donkeys and provisions.

The four men went to the city and reported their findings to the gatekeepers who, in turn, informed King Jehoram. Though originally thinking that this was an ambush planned by the enemy, the king sent messengers who confirmed the miracle. The people swarmed out of the city and looted the enemy camp, thus breaking the famine and fulfilling Elisha's prophecy.

And the officer? The king placed him in charge of the city gates. He was trampled to death by the rampaging crowds — after seeing the fulfillment of the prophet's words...

SPECIAL WISHES
Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

PLEASE CHECK YOUR CALENDAR FOR BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES, AND YARZEITS AS WELL AS OTHER IMPORTANT DATES AND NEWS

MAZEL TOV to the Eilfort family on Chava’s engagement to Brandon Linde of Edison, New Jersey! 

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

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

WE REMEMBER Steven Beck, Julie Brunelle, Rachael Dubner, Leo Wollman, Rhonda Bloom, Jerome Katz, William Ross, and  all of those whose Yarzeit is observed this week.

May Mike Schwartz, Doreen Prager, Rachel Perez, Clive Walden, Sheila Lebovitz, Adam Lemberger, Sandy Radom, Rachel bas Shoshana, and Roz Mintz, be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors: Sponsors Needed ...

Pesach Kiddush Sponsor: John Shirley in memory of Rhonda Bloom obm
                                     Brunelle family in memory of Julie Brunelle obm

KIDDUSH SPONSORS NEEDED

Sponsoring a Kiddush is a great way to feel part of the Chabad at La Costa family!
(You can co-sponsor a Kiddush)

FUNDRAISING & VOLUNTEERING
Giving & Helping Opportunities

Enhanced Security

Our number one priority is to ensure the safety and security of our shul family. We have a robust security system in place. We have gone to the added expense of hiring a uniformed, armed guard, who is with us, watching over us, in addition to our internal security team. 

The added layer of security is expensive. Please help us by donating to the security of our shul community by following this link: www.chabadatlacosta.com/donate. The cost is approximately $300 per week. All donations are tax-deductible.

 

The Foundation Project

We are raising funds that will be used towards completing our basement. This project will include a TEEN LOUNGE, CLASSROOMS, a PLAYGROUND, OFFICES, STORAGE SPACE, BATHROOMS, and more. Call Rabbi to inquire about available dedications. The money we raise also goes towards scholarships for Hebrew School students, our Challah and Chicken Soup program, and all of our ongoing expenses.

For more pictures and information go to chabadatlacosta.com/JLC 

Create Your Jewish Legacy Plan for the Future - Now

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

We can help.

Chabad has partnered with the Jewish Community Foundation in the creation of our Legacy Circle "Generation to Generation - Ensuring a Jewish Tomorrow, Today".  Many people do not prepare appropriately for the inevitable. They do not leave a will, or even if they do it is not consistent with Jewish Law. If one wants his body to be handled with the respect and care mandated by Jewish Law or if one wants the funeral service conducted according to Jewish Law, it must be arranged in advance. Don’t leave these critical details to luck!

Contact Rabbi Eilfort for a private appointment so these important matters can be handled how you want.

Send a personal email to   [email protected] to schedule an appointment today.  

We honor our Legacy Circle Members*:

Joel Barnett

Angela Chapman

Beverly Galperin

Anonymous 1

Channah Hale

Len Hyman

Devorah Katz

Sheila Lebovitz

Ilyse Loven

David Markoff

Anonymous 2

Karen Miller

Ed Richard

Ira Schechtel

Sharon Silverstein

Steve and Cindy Marion Walker

Anonymous 3

  *Has provided Chabad with a Declaration of Intent. 

Click here for a Declaration of Intent and more information

 

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, the second Board was dedicated by the Alter Family, and the new Board has been dedicated by Miriam Reisman in memory of her husband, Harold.

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 in the newsletter and in the calendar and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit. The donation is only $500 per Memorial Board plaque.

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 $180 for a leaf on the Tree of Life.

Those who wish to participate should send an email to   [email protected], or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

We are excited to designate a section of our Tree of Life to our Legacy Circle. Watch the Tree and see article above. ​

 

New Mitzvah Opportunity

Bikur Cholim of SD Volunteers Needed!

There are a number of patients at UCSD La Jolla that have come from Israel to receive transplants here. They need our help!

Bikur Cholim of S Diego is a community organization helping the sick with care packages, visitation, driving spouses to and from the hospital, etc.

If you are able to give a few hours of your time, it will make another person's day that much better!

To get involved, sign up at www.BikurCholimSD.com

 

Volunteering

Our Soup and Challah Project has been going on its FOURTH year! It was sponsored by Channah Hale and now carried on in her memory.

We are at the point that we need NEW volunteers to drive and deliver food packages around the area.

Please consider making this a part of your Friday routine. Volunteers pick up a few containers of soup and bags of challah at 3:00pm and delivering them to the door of the recipients. Volunteers also get soup and challah!

CHABAD VIRTUAL & IN PERSON CLASSES
Get Some Class

We have an ever-expanding menu of online learning opportunities for everyone. Below please find an overview of our current classes and a schedule of when you can join in on Facebook Live. If you miss the live class you can watch the recorded version, on Facebook.

Weekly Parsha Class - with Rabbi Sholom Eilfort in person and on Facebook Live Thursday nights at 7:15pm

NEW SEASON: CALL TO ORDER YOUR BOOK

JLI Course - this series of courses requires registration... 

SPRING – 4 LESSONS  Decisions of Fate - Guiding Jewish Values for Making  Life-and-Death Decision ( This course will be accredited for CME (for doctors) and CLE (for lawyers) credits. )

 

Lesson Details
Lesson 1
Experimental Treatments
When emerging treatments offer hope of recovery, when is the risk justified? Discover the Jewish ethics of risking your life in the hope of extending your long-term prospects.

Lesson 2
Extending Life
How does Judaism balance the desire to preserve life with concerns of reducing suffering? See how Jewish values inform a dignified approach to end-of-life care and advance medical directives.

Lesson 3
Pregnancy Questions
Explore questions of pregnancy through the lens of Jewish texts. Is a fetus a human life or a part of the mother’s body? When pregnancy endangers a woman’s life, may she, in good conscience, carry the pregnancy to term?

Lesson 4
A Body’s Dignity
Might autopsy violate the dignity of the human body? Learn the Jewish view on the respect to which the deceased is entitled and how the sanctity of human life continues after death.

 

 Coastal Gan - GROWING AGAIN !

We are looking for NEW STUDENTS and NEW STAFF

We are accepting infant and preschool age children (a new space just opened up).

 

If you know someone who recently graduated college and is looking for full or part time work in an enriching environment with qualified mentor teachers please refer them to US! 

 

Please Like the shul’s Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/ChabadatLaCosta

For up to date pictures and announcements follow our Facebook Page and join our community Group.  

A COMMUNITY FOR YOU AND ME
Coastal Chabads are here for YOU

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Security Protocols

Everyone is Subject to Search

No Firearms (We have a well-defined security plan in effect and any unauthorized firearms could create confusion and actually reduce security).

Backpacks Prohibited

All Bags Subject to Search

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 *Jewish Encinitas *Chabad of Carlsbad N *Coastal Gan Preschool 

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   [email protected] your request.

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

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

Membership

NOW is the time to join the family! Membership includes High Holiday seats and discounts on other programs and activities. However, the main reason to join is to demonstrate your commitment to the future of Judaism in our area and to our community.

If you have already filled out and returned your Membership form please accept this message as our sincere thank you!

We urge you to pick the level of Membership and the financial commitment you feel comfortable with, and to fill out the form that you will find by following this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/membership. We thank all of our amazing donors!

 

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!

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.

Critical Maintenance Issue – Your Cooperation Needed

PLEASE NOTE: The ONLY thing that may be flushed is toilet paper – NO EXCEPTIONS. This means tissue, baby wipes, paper towels, or any other product may NEVER be flushed, but instead must be disposed of in the provided trash receptacles.

THANK YOU for your cooperation!

Public Service Announcement – Let’s Work TOGETHER to Maintain OUR Shul

We have a beautiful shul. Everyone agrees. It is not easy to maintain everything, but we work hard to keep things clean and in good working order. We need your help.

Our sanctuary is graced with gorgeous, custom made, stained glass windows. These windows MUST be kept in pristine condition. Please respect the windows by only looking and never touching them. G-d forbid, they can easily be scratched if we are not careful. Also, please do not put ANY objects (cups, books, tissues etc.) on the window sills as it detracts from the windows.

Our custom-built furniture from Israel is as precious as it looks. People have put down cups (full and empty) on the partitions and the shelves. This is inappropriate. Children cannot sit on or climb on the furnishings – other than sitting in the pews as they were designed to be used. No exceptions.

Please put away your own Talis and prayer books, and replace the book racks when done using them. Please throw away your own garbage.

If we can all work together we will keep our shul beautiful!

THANK YOU for your understanding and cooperation.

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.

More than 600 people use the Chabad code each year ! 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.

For discount details, to make your reservation, or to share the information with a friend, visit www.chabadatlacosta.com/omni and click through. And remember to leave a positive review.

PLEASE PATRONIZE OUR SPONSORS
And let them know YOU SAW IT HERE

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Jonathan Rozansky : Your Chabad Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker 
Whether you are Selling, Buying or Refinancing your home, do not proceed without calling Jonathan Rozansky, a licensed realtor and mortgage professional, 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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 Ron Lewis Insurance Services

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760-525-5769 - Cell
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Specializing in Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Insurance! 

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• References available upon request.

 

 Neal Sperling Business Development

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

 

Dream Home Cinema

*Family Room Surround
*Wholesale House Audio
*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz:
760-415-8742 
[email protected]

Pammy's Pony Parties and Petting Zoos

I am a small Jewish farmer running my business in La Costa  called Pammy's Pony Parties and Petting Zoo. I arrive with my animals at little children's birthday parties, senior homes,  graduation parties, and resorts in the area, to share my love of animals. I also do animal therapy with children and adults. Fantastic!! Call me to make an appointment or set up a birthday party.

Pam Glickman 760-535-5293

Healthy Haven Live Radio Show with Anna Mintz

Window Paintings and Murals by Eileen Tilt-Lavy contact info available

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.

Volume 25 Number 30| 4 Nissan, 5784 | April 12, '24

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 25 Number 30| 4 Nissan, 5784 | April 12, '24
 
B"H
 
MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

The month of Nissan started this week. It is the month of Passover, when we celebrate our ancestors’ exodus from Egypt. But although the Exodus occurred more than 3,300 years ago, our sages remind us that in every generation, and indeed every single day, a Jew must view himself as having left Egypt too.

We all deal with our own Egypts—the various inhibitions that restrain us from being who we should be—and when we break free that is as great as the original Exodus.

Moreover, the name of the month itself implies that we can still experience a miraculous exodus even today. The word “Nissan” shares a root with the word “nes” – meaning, “miracle.” So not only can we break free from our inhibitions, we can do so in the most miraculous way possible, just like our ancestors did, and just as the Jewish people have done throughout history.

Our existence is miraculous in the first place, so it isn’t out of the question for us to demand that we continue seeing miracles. So as this month of miracles is now upon us, we turn to G-d and demand that He show us revealed miracles: may the Israeli hostages be freed, may the IDF succeed in its mission of protecting the Land of Israel, and may we finally experience the ultimate miracle – the coming of Moshiach!

Shabbat shalom,

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad and Encinitas

Shabbat Candlelighting Time: @ 7:00pm
Shabbat Ends: @ 7:56pm

Come pick up a Shabbat Candle lighting kit with the prayers and instructions.

LIGHT CANDLES FOR PEACE

 


SHABBOS NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
NO Friday Night Service & YES Shabbos Morning Services & NO Soup and Challah

MINYAN SCHEDULE

Saturday @ 10am

Sunday @ 8:30am


 

Passover 101 with Rabbi Eilfort

Join us at shul on Tuesday, April 16 at 7pm for an overview of the upcoming holiday of Pesach! Rabbi Eilfort will not only explain the dos and don’ts of the holiday, but he will also share thoughts about the traditional Passover Seder and its component parts.

There is no charge to attend, but reservations are appreciated.

 

PASSOVER APPEAL

Dear Friends,

We are in the midst of our annual Passover Appeal. It even has a traditional, designated name; “Ma’ot chittim”, which literally means money for food. The expenses for the holiday are super-charged (on steroids) at this time of year, especially when we consider the various grants distributed by our community to those in need.

People who need assistance reach out to us. We cannot turn them down!

Please be as generous as you can and donate securely here: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate.

Like voting in Chicago, we encourage you to give early and often. 😊

May Hashem bless you and your family with a Kosher and Joyous Passover!

Rabbi Eilfort

 

Passover is Around the Corner – Seder Reservations are Due NOW

We will be holding two Community Passover Seders this year. Reservations are necessary to attend. Reserve here: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/SederRSVP.

There will be lots of opportunities for community celebrations throughout the holiday season!

 

COMPLETE PASSOVER SCHEDULE

First Seder Night: Monday, April 22, 7:00 pm

Second Seder Night: Tuesday, April 23, 8:00 pm

 

Hosted by Chabad at La Costa

1980 La Costa Ave., Carlsbad

 

RSVP by April 15th

Suggested donation for locals: Adult $54, Child (3-12) $25

Cost for Visitors: Adult $108, Child (3-12) $54

 

For more info and reservations:

Call: 760-943-8891

Email: [email protected]

Visit: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/Passover

 

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HOLIDAY CALENDAR

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Sunday, April 21, 2024

Formal search for Chametz after nightfall

 

Monday, April 22, 2024

Fast of the Firstborn

Morning Services: 8:30 am

Eat Chametz until 10:33 am

Burn Chametz by 11:40 am

 

1st Seder Night

Light Candles at 7:07 pm

Say Blessings 1 & 2

Evening Services: 7:00 pm

Community Seder: 7:30 pm

 

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

1st Day of Passover

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Evening Services: 8:00 pm

Light Candles* after 8:05 pm

Say Blessings 1 & 2

Community Seder: 8:30 pm

 

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

2nd Day of Passover

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Holiday Ends: 8:05 pm

 

Friday, April 26, 2024

Light Candles at 7:10 pm

Say Blessing 3

Evening Services: 7:00 pm

 

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Shabbat Chol Hamoed

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Evening Services: 8:10 pm

Shabbat Ends at 8:08 pm

 

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Light Candles at 7:12 pm

Say Blessing 1

Evening Services: 7:00 pm

 

Monday, April 29, 2024

Seventh Day of Passover

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Evening Services: 8:00 pm

Light Candles* after 8:10 pm

Say Blessing 1

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Final Day of Passover

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Yizkor Memorial Service: 12:00 pm

Meal of Moshiach: 6:30 pm

Evening Services: 8:10 pm

Passover Ends at 8:10 pm

 

* Light only from a pre-existing flame.


 

WEEKLY VOLUNTEER NEEDED

We need someone to help deliver Soup and Challah on Fridays on the Alga route (about 2 miles north of shul). If you can help with this Mitzvah please let us know.

 

Security Guard Sponsor Sought

We have a wonderful security guard who keeps a watch over us while we are in services. The cost is $250 per week. We are looking for a sponsor this week and future weeks. If you are able to help please donate securely by following this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate. Thank you!

 

Israel on the World Stage Lecture

 

 

DAILY JEWISH NEWS Available in Your Inbox for Free!

Sign up, as we have, for the daily Jewish news by subscribing to the www.sdjewishworld.com. Our dear friend and noted writer, Don Harrison, curates a refreshing variety of Jewish-interest stories. The daily emails are refreshing, as they come from a Jewish perspective. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Simply logon to the website and follow the prompts to subscribe.

 

Torah Classes Continue
 

JLI Tuesday: Upcoming Course See Classes Section below for more information.

SPRING – 4 LESSONS  Decisions of Fate - Guiding Jewish Values for Making  Life-and-Death Decision (This course will be accredited for CME (for doctors) and CLE (for lawyers) credits.)

Lesson 1 - Experimental Treatments

Lesson 2 - Extending Life

Lesson 3 - Pregnancy Questions

Lesson 4 - A Body’s Dignity


Thursday: New Torah Studies Series 3 -  Book of Vayikra Begins soon

Thursday at 7:15pm - In-person, on Zoom and Facebook Live

 

Ongoing Bar and Bat Mitzvah Lessons

Daily

 

How to Make a Donation (or Payment)

We would be nowhere without the generous support of our community. Please know that your support is profoundly appreciated!

There are many ways to donate besides for checks and cash. Following please find a list of the various other ‘platforms’ that are available for secure donations that go directly and entirely into the synagogue account (even though they say Nechama's name).

1. PayPal  [email protected]  or PayPal.me/Neilfort

2. Venmo @Nechama-Eilfort

3. Cashapp $nechamae

4. Zelle (Bank of America)   [email protected]

5. Personal credit card     chabadatlacosta.com/donate

6. Join our Legacy Circle - see below

 

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Rabbi and Rebbetzin Elia and Chaya Eilfort in honor of Leib’s Upsherin (3rd birthday). It is being cosponsored by the Sapol family in loving memory of Sandra’s mother, Silvia Kremer.     

Each Shabbos after services, our beautiful community enjoys Shabbos lunch together. It is a true celebration where we bask in each other’s company while savoring delicious food.

YOU ARE INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE

We are always seeking additional sponsors, so if you can sponsor a Kiddush, please let us know.

An Important Note about Kiddushes –

The policy of the shul is to allow multiple sponsors for every Kiddush unless it is a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or something similar (like a 50th wedding anniversary etc.).

There is no such thing as an exclusive Kiddush sponsor.

This is our policy for numerous reasons, not least of which is the fact that Kiddush sponsorships help generate much-needed income for our community and encourages more people to participate.

We thank you for your support and understanding!

Soup & Challah Sponsors

Soup and Challah is being sponsored by Clive Walden & the estate of Channah Hale. A big Yasher Koach to our volunteer deliverers - Carrie Rossenfeld. *New weekly driver needed for the Alga route.

Challah is delivered to Mental Health Residential Centers in the area, people undergoing chemotherapy, and people who really love the addition to their Shabbos experience. 

Deliver and get a bag of challah for your family as well!

RABBI'S WEEKLY ARTICLE
Rabbi's Thoughts and Haftarah Overview

Haftarah for Shabbos Parshas Tazria

II Kings 4:42-5:19.

This week's haftorah describes how a prophet miraculously cured an Aramite general of his tzara'at ailment. The bulk of this week's Torah reading discusses this skin disease and its related impurity.

The haftorah begins with a brief mention of one of the prophet Elisha's miraculous feats. He received a paltry gift of twenty loaves of bread and a sack of grain. At Elisha's insistence, this gift was shared amongst his hundred students. The food was enough for all—and there was even leftovers.

Naaman, general of the powerful Aramite armies, contracted tzara'at. A young captive Israelite maid advised him to seek the assistance of the "prophet in Samaria." Acting on this suggestion, the king of Aram dispatched a message to the king of Israel, "Behold I have sent Naaman my servant to you, and you shall cure him of his tzara'at!"

The king of Israel panicked, until Elisha sent him a message: "Why have you rent your garments? Let him come to me now, and let him know that there is a prophet in Israel!"

Elisha advised Naaman to immerse in the Jordan River. Despite his initial reluctance to do so, Naaman carried out the prophet's orders, and was immediately healed.

Elisha refused to accept any gifts from Naaman. The general promised Elisha that he would no longer serve any deity other than the One G‑d, and he departed.

SPECIAL WISHES
Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

PLEASE CHECK YOUR CALENDAR FOR BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES, AND YARZEITS AS WELL AS OTHER IMPORTANT DATES AND NEWS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out toJulie Tubis, Julie Rozansky, Ilyse Loven, Fran Sekela, Karen Miller, Freida Fenton, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Silvia Kremer, Zelda Cohen, Ann Osher, Rebecca Glovsky, Rosie Parker, and  all of those whose Yarzeit is observed this week.

May Doreen Prager, Rachel Perez, Clive Walden, Sheila Lebovitz, Adam Lemberger, Sandy Radom, Rachel bas Shoshana, and Roz Mintz, Sandra Sapol, and Moira Markowitz be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors: Sponsors Needed ...

April 13: Elia & Chaya Eilfort
             Jeff & Sandra Sapol

Kiddush on break until Pesach

KIDDUSH SPONSORS NEEDED

Sponsoring a Kiddush is a great way to feel part of the Chabad at La Costa family!
(You can co-sponsor a Kiddush)

FUNDRAISING & VOLUNTEERING
Giving & Helping Opportunities

Enhanced Security

Our number one priority is to ensure the safety and security of our shul family. We have a robust security system in place. We have gone to the added expense of hiring a uniformed, armed guard, who is with us, watching over us, in addition to our internal security team. 

The added layer of security is expensive. Please help us by donating to the security of our shul community by following this link: www.chabadatlacosta.com/donate. The cost is approximately $300 per week. All donations are tax-deductible.

 

The Foundation Project

We are raising funds that will be used towards completing our basement. This project will include a TEEN LOUNGE, CLASSROOMS, a PLAYGROUND, OFFICES, STORAGE SPACE, BATHROOMS, and more. Call Rabbi to inquire about available dedications. The money we raise also goes towards scholarships for Hebrew School students, our Challah and Chicken Soup program, and all of our ongoing expenses.

For more pictures and information go to chabadatlacosta.com/JLC 

Create Your Jewish Legacy Plan for the Future - Now

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

We can help.

Chabad has partnered with the Jewish Community Foundation in the creation of our Legacy Circle "Generation to Generation - Ensuring a Jewish Tomorrow, Today".  Many people do not prepare appropriately for the inevitable. They do not leave a will, or even if they do it is not consistent with Jewish Law. If one wants his body to be handled with the respect and care mandated by Jewish Law or if one wants the funeral service conducted according to Jewish Law, it must be arranged in advance. Don’t leave these critical details to luck!

Contact Rabbi Eilfort for a private appointment so these important matters can be handled how you want.

Send a personal email to   [email protected] to schedule an appointment today.  

We honor our Legacy Circle Members*:

Joel Barnett

Angela Chapman

Beverly Galperin

Anonymous 1

Channah Hale

Len Hyman

Devorah Katz

Sheila Lebovitz

Ilyse Loven

David Markoff

Anonymous 2

Karen Miller

Ed Richard

Ira Schechtel

Sharon Silverstein

Steve and Cindy Marion Walker

Anonymous 3

  *Has provided Chabad with a Declaration of Intent. 

Click here for a Declaration of Intent and more information

 

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, the second Board was dedicated by the Alter Family, and the new Board has been dedicated by Miriam Reisman in memory of her husband, Harold.

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 in the newsletter and in the calendar and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit. The donation is only $500 per Memorial Board plaque.

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 $180 for a leaf on the Tree of Life.

Those who wish to participate should send an email to   [email protected], or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

We are excited to designate a section of our Tree of Life to our Legacy Circle. Watch the Tree and see article above. ​

 

New Mitzvah Opportunity

Bikur Cholim of SD Volunteers Needed!

There are a number of patients at UCSD La Jolla that have come from Israel to receive transplants here. They need our help!

Bikur Cholim of S Diego is a community organization helping the sick with care packages, visitation, driving spouses to and from the hospital, etc.

If you are able to give a few hours of your time, it will make another person's day that much better!

To get involved, sign up at www.BikurCholimSD.com

 

Volunteering

Our Soup and Challah Project has been going on its FOURTH year! It was sponsored by Channah Hale and now carried on in her memory.

We are at the point that we need NEW volunteers to drive and deliver food packages around the area.

Please consider making this a part of your Friday routine. Volunteers pick up a few containers of soup and bags of challah at 3:00pm and delivering them to the door of the recipients. Volunteers also get soup and challah!

CHABAD VIRTUAL & IN PERSON CLASSES
Get Some Class

We have an ever-expanding menu of online learning opportunities for everyone. Below please find an overview of our current classes and a schedule of when you can join in on Facebook Live. If you miss the live class you can watch the recorded version, on Facebook.

Weekly Parsha Class - with Rabbi Sholom Eilfort in person and on Facebook Live Thursday nights at 7:15pm

NEW SEASON: CALL TO ORDER YOUR BOOK

JLI Course - this series of courses requires registration... 

SPRING – 4 LESSONS  Decisions of Fate - Guiding Jewish Values for Making  Life-and-Death Decision ( This course will be accredited for CME (for doctors) and CLE (for lawyers) credits. )

 

Lesson Details
Lesson 1
Experimental Treatments
When emerging treatments offer hope of recovery, when is the risk justified? Discover the Jewish ethics of risking your life in the hope of extending your long-term prospects.

Lesson 2
Extending Life
How does Judaism balance the desire to preserve life with concerns of reducing suffering? See how Jewish values inform a dignified approach to end-of-life care and advance medical directives.

Lesson 3
Pregnancy Questions
Explore questions of pregnancy through the lens of Jewish texts. Is a fetus a human life or a part of the mother’s body? When pregnancy endangers a woman’s life, may she, in good conscience, carry the pregnancy to term?

Lesson 4
A Body’s Dignity
Might autopsy violate the dignity of the human body? Learn the Jewish view on the respect to which the deceased is entitled and how the sanctity of human life continues after death.

 

 Coastal Gan - GROWING AGAIN !

We are looking for NEW STUDENTS and NEW STAFF

We are accepting infant and preschool age children (a new space just opened up).

 

If you know someone who recently graduated college and is looking for full or part time work in an enriching environment with qualified mentor teachers please refer them to US! 

 

Please Like the shul’s Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/ChabadatLaCosta

For up to date pictures and announcements follow our Facebook Page and join our community Group.  

A COMMUNITY FOR YOU AND ME
Coastal Chabads are here for YOU

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Security Protocols

Everyone is Subject to Search

No Firearms (We have a well-defined security plan in effect and any unauthorized firearms could create confusion and actually reduce security).

Backpacks Prohibited

All Bags Subject to Search

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 *Jewish Encinitas *Chabad of Carlsbad N *Coastal Gan Preschool 

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   [email protected] your request.

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

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

Membership

NOW is the time to join the family! Membership includes High Holiday seats and discounts on other programs and activities. However, the main reason to join is to demonstrate your commitment to the future of Judaism in our area and to our community.

If you have already filled out and returned your Membership form please accept this message as our sincere thank you!

We urge you to pick the level of Membership and the financial commitment you feel comfortable with, and to fill out the form that you will find by following this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/membership. We thank all of our amazing donors!

 

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!

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.

Critical Maintenance Issue – Your Cooperation Needed

PLEASE NOTE: The ONLY thing that may be flushed is toilet paper – NO EXCEPTIONS. This means tissue, baby wipes, paper towels, or any other product may NEVER be flushed, but instead must be disposed of in the provided trash receptacles.

THANK YOU for your cooperation!

Public Service Announcement – Let’s Work TOGETHER to Maintain OUR Shul

We have a beautiful shul. Everyone agrees. It is not easy to maintain everything, but we work hard to keep things clean and in good working order. We need your help.

Our sanctuary is graced with gorgeous, custom made, stained glass windows. These windows MUST be kept in pristine condition. Please respect the windows by only looking and never touching them. G-d forbid, they can easily be scratched if we are not careful. Also, please do not put ANY objects (cups, books, tissues etc.) on the window sills as it detracts from the windows.

Our custom-built furniture from Israel is as precious as it looks. People have put down cups (full and empty) on the partitions and the shelves. This is inappropriate. Children cannot sit on or climb on the furnishings – other than sitting in the pews as they were designed to be used. No exceptions.

Please put away your own Talis and prayer books, and replace the book racks when done using them. Please throw away your own garbage.

If we can all work together we will keep our shul beautiful!

THANK YOU for your understanding and cooperation.

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.

More than 600 people use the Chabad code each year ! 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.

For discount details, to make your reservation, or to share the information with a friend, visit www.chabadatlacosta.com/omni and click through. And remember to leave a positive review.

PLEASE PATRONIZE OUR SPONSORS
And let them know YOU SAW IT HERE

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Marc Buksbaum
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JUDKINS GLATT & RICH LLP
2784 Gateway Road, Suite 104
Carlsbad, CA  92009 
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Jonathan Rozansky : Your Chabad Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker 
Whether you are Selling, Buying or Refinancing your home, do not proceed without calling Jonathan Rozansky, a licensed realtor and mortgage professional, 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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Specializing in Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Insurance! 

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• References available upon request.

 

 Neal Sperling Business Development

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

 

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*Wholesale House Audio
*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz:
760-415-8742 
[email protected]

Pammy's Pony Parties and Petting Zoos

I am a small Jewish farmer running my business in La Costa  called Pammy's Pony Parties and Petting Zoo. I arrive with my animals at little children's birthday parties, senior homes,  graduation parties, and resorts in the area, to share my love of animals. I also do animal therapy with children and adults. Fantastic!! Call me to make an appointment or set up a birthday party.

Pam Glickman 760-535-5293

Healthy Haven Live Radio Show with Anna Mintz

Window Paintings and Murals by Eileen Tilt-Lavy contact info available

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

Volume 25 Number 26| 5 Adar II, 5784 | March 15, '24

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 25 Number 26| 5 Adar II, 5784 | March 15, '24
 
B"H
 
MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

After five weeks of Torah readings about the construction of the Tabernacle, we finally reach the culminating event – the actual assembly of the many components into a fully erect structure.

Although most of the work involved with building the Tabernacle was done by many different people, when it came to actually putting it all together, it had to be done by Moses himself. Despite not being a builder by trade, Moses was the only one who had the necessary spiritual insight to properly assemble the home for G-d on Earth. As such, once the work of creating the various components was completed, the Jews brought everything to Moses.

And because he was only one person, the actual assembly was nothing short of miraculous. Moses stood by, and with the slightest touch of his hand, even the heaviest of panels and fixtures miraculously slid into place, together forming the complete structure.

The important message for us today is that while we all do our part to serve G-d, each of us in our own unique way, we must also make a point to connect to the generation’s spiritual leader, the “Moses,” with whose help we can experience true miracles. Yes, everyone’s participation is vital, but without the collective reach of Moses, everything remains independent pieces with no connection to the others. Once Moses is involved, he not only brings everyone together as a united entity, he channels great miracles for us all to experience.

May we merit to experience the ultimate miracle, the coming of Moshiach and the building of the third and permanent Temple!

Shabbat shalom,

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad and Encinitas

Shabbat Candlelighting Time: @ 6:39pm
Shabbat Ends: @ 7:35pm

Come pick up a Shabbat Candle lighting kit with the prayers and instructions.

LIGHT CANDLES FOR PEACE

 


SHABBOS NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
NO Friday Night Service & YES Shabbos Morning Services & YES Soup and Challah

MINYAN SCHEDULE

SERVICES THIS WEEK: 

Saturday @ 10am

Sunday @ 8:30am

 

Mark Your Calendar – Purim Approaches! Saturday, March 23rd – Sunday, March 24th

Purim Theme Chosen – Purim in Israel – Am Yisroel Chai!

In a show of unity and support this year’s Purim theme will focus on our beloved Holy Land! Our Purim Banquet will feature Israeli/Middle Eastern specialties and live entertainment! Including a Drum Circle, Mix your own Shawarma seasoning, Selfies in Jerusalem, and letters at the Kotel. Our Shalach Manos / Food Gifts will likewise reflect Israeli foods and a special, homemade Judaica item (you will LOVE it!).

We are seeking volunteers to help deliver the Shalach Manos.

Keep your eyes on your mailbox for our beautiful Purim brochure and a special letter about Shalach Manos and the Purim Banquet in a BLUE envelope. Each year’s banquet is in loving memory of Howard and Raymonde Plant.

We are seeking sponsors for the Shalach Manos and other Purim activities.

PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU CAN HELP OUT! 

THANK YOU to Our Purim Sponsors!

We are most grateful to all of those who stepped forward to help sponsor this year’s Purim celebrations!

Joe and Lana Sheinkmen Ahadian

Jeremy and Veronique Gottlieb

Daniel Kaplan

Ron Lewis

Joan Markovits

Judy Robbins

Jon and Julie Rozansky

Ira Schechtel

Fran Sesti

Arnold Tubis

Chodesh Adar 60 Parts Joy

Adar is know for being the month of joy - "Mi she'nichnas Adar, marbim b'simcha" When Adar starts, Joy increases. Please join the Rebbetzins in resolving to find one thing that brings you joy each of the 60 days of Adar. Why 60? Ask one of us... #60partsJoy

 

 

Fast of Esther THIS Thursday

Queen Esther, the heroine of the Purim story, courageously approached King Achashvairosh so as to reverse Haman’s (boooooo!) decree against the Jewish people. Esther realized that she needed to the blessings of the Almighty to bring about the Jewish people’s salvation. She therefore requested that the nation fast, as fasting brings us to repent and ultimately enhances our connection with G-d. When we are demonstrably closer with G-d, we become impossible to defeat.

That is why the Jewish people fast on the Eve of Purim; to commemorate Esther’s heroism and to inspire us to do Teshuva. This year we fast on Thursday, March 21st, because Erev Purim is Shabbos, and we only fast on Shabbos when Yom Kippur coincides with Shabbos. Locally, the fast begins at 5:33am and concludes at 7:27pm. The Jewish definition of fasting means nothing to eat or drink. Those with medical conditions that require eating must consult with the Rabbi, so as to learn how their eating/drinking could be permitted.

The Rebbe also emphasized the importance of giving Tzedakah on a fast day. Benefitting others by giving charity goes a long way in bringing folks closer to Hashem and spiritually arousing them.

 

DAILY JEWISH NEWS Available in Your Inbox for Free!

Sign up, as we have, for the daily Jewish news by subscribing to the www.sdjewishworld.com. Our dear friend and noted writer, Don Harrison, curates a refreshing variety of Jewish-interest stories. The daily emails are refreshing, as they come from a Jewish perspective. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Simply logon to the website and follow the prompts to subscribe.

 

Torah Classes Continue
 

JLI Tuesday: Upcoming Course See Classes Section below for more information.

SPRING – 4 LESSONS  Decisions of Fate - Guiding Jewish Values for Making  Life-and-Death Decision (This course will be accredited for CME (for doctors) and CLE (for lawyers) credits.)

Lesson 1 - Experimental Treatments

Lesson 2 - Extending Life

Lesson 3 - Pregnancy Questions

Lesson 4 - A Body’s Dignity


Thursday: New Torah Studies Series -  Book of Shmos

Thursday at 7:15pm - In-person, on Zoom and Facebook Live

Thursday, March 21 2024

When Ordinary Is Extraordinary
Finding Meaning, Purpose, and Wonder in Everyday Moments

Jewish holidays are all on fixed dates. But curiously, when it comes to Purim, it seems that certain aspects of the holiday can be observed on a number of different days. This interesting fact tells us that not only are holidays uniquely special; any day can be unique if we look carefully.

 

Ongoing Bar and Bat Mitzvah Lessons

Daily

 

How to Make a Donation (or Payment)

We would be nowhere without the generous support of our community. Please know that your support is profoundly appreciated!

There are many ways to donate besides for checks and cash. Following please find a list of the various other ‘platforms’ that are available for secure donations that go directly and entirely into the synagogue account (even though they say Nechama's name).

1. PayPal  [email protected]  or PayPal.me/Neilfort

2. Venmo @Nechama-Eilfort

3. Cashapp $nechamae

4. Zelle (Bank of America)   [email protected]

5. Personal credit card     chabadatlacosta.com/donate

6. Join our Legacy Circle - see below

 

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Ilyse Loven in loving memory of her mother, Jacqueline Feder, ob"m.     

Each Shabbos after services, our beautiful community enjoys Shabbos lunch together. It is a true celebration where we bask in each other’s company while savoring delicious food.

YOU ARE INVITED AND ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE

We are always seeking additional sponsors, so if you can sponsor a Kiddush, please let us know.

An Important Note about Kiddushes –

The policy of the shul is to allow multiple sponsors for every Kiddush unless it is a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or something similar (like a 50th wedding anniversary etc.).

There is no such thing as an exclusive Kiddush sponsor.

This is our policy for numerous reasons, not least of which is the fact that Kiddush sponsorships help generate much-needed income for our community and encourages more people to participate.

We thank you for your support and understanding!

Soup & Challah Sponsors

Soup and Challah is being sponsored by Clive Walden & the estate of Channah Hale. A big Yasher Koach to our volunteer deliverers - Carrie Rossenfeld.

Challah is delivered to Mental Health Residential Centers in the area, people undergoing chemotherapy, and people who really love the addition to their Shabbos experience. 

Deliver and get a bag of challah for your family as well!

RABBI'S WEEKLY ARTICLE
Rabbi's Thoughts and Haftarah Overview

Haftarah for Shabbos Parshas Pikudei

I Kings 7:51-8:21.

This week's haftorah describes the dedication of Solomon's Temple, following the theme of this week's Torah reading: the dedication of the desert Tabernacle.

The construction of the Holy Temple was completed. King Solomon assembled the leaders and elders of the tribes to Jerusalem, and amidst great fanfare the priests transported the Ark from its temporary location in the City of David and installed it in the Holy of Holies chamber in the Holy Temple. Immediately, G‑d's presence appeared in the Temple, in the form of a smoky cloud.

King Solomon then blessed  G‑d. He recalled the history of the sanctuary, how his father, King David, had wanted to build it—but was told by G‑d that it would be his son who would accomplish this feat. "And the L-rd has established His word that He spoke, and I have risen up in the place of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the L-rd spoke, and have built a house for the name of the L-rd, the G‑d of Israel. And I have set there a place for the ark, wherein (is) the covenant of the Lord, which He made with our fathers, when He brought them out of the land of Egypt."

SPECIAL WISHES
Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

PLEASE CHECK YOUR CALENDAR FOR BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES, AND YARZEITS AS WELL AS OTHER IMPORTANT DATES AND NEWS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Dassy Eilfort, Esther Odenheimer, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER George Schulman, Muriel Sperling, Jacqueline Feder, and all of those whose Yarzeit is observed this week.

May Doreen Prager, Rachel Perez, Clive Walden, Sheila Lebovitz, Adam Lemberger, Sandy Radom, Rachel bas Shoshana, and Roz Mintz, Sandra Sapol, and Moira Markowitz be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors: Sponsors Needed ...

March 23: Purim Sponsors

March 30: Miriam Reisman

April 6: Bernardo & Rosalba Buenaventura

April 13: Elia & Chaya Eilfort

KIDDUSH SPONSORS NEEDED

Sponsoring a Kiddush is a great way to feel part of the Chabad at La Costa family!
(You can co-sponsor a Kiddush)

FUNDRAISING & VOLUNTEERING
Giving & Helping Opportunities

Enhanced Security

Our number one priority is to ensure the safety and security of our shul family. We have a robust security system in place. We have gone to the added expense of hiring a uniformed, armed guard, who is with us, watching over us, in addition to our internal security team. 

The added layer of security is expensive. Please help us by donating to the security of our shul community by following this link: www.chabadatlacosta.com/donate. The cost is approximately $300 per week. All donations are tax-deductible.

 

The Foundation Project

We are raising funds that will be used towards completing our basement. This project will include a TEEN LOUNGE, CLASSROOMS, a PLAYGROUND, OFFICES, STORAGE SPACE, BATHROOMS, and more. Call Rabbi to inquire about available dedications. The money we raise also goes towards scholarships for Hebrew School students, our Challah and Chicken Soup program, and all of our ongoing expenses.

For more pictures and information go to chabadatlacosta.com/JLC 

Create Your Jewish Legacy Plan for the Future - Now

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

We can help.

Chabad has partnered with the Jewish Community Foundation in the creation of our Legacy Circle "Generation to Generation - Ensuring a Jewish Tomorrow, Today".  Many people do not prepare appropriately for the inevitable. They do not leave a will, or even if they do it is not consistent with Jewish Law. If one wants his body to be handled with the respect and care mandated by Jewish Law or if one wants the funeral service conducted according to Jewish Law, it must be arranged in advance. Don’t leave these critical details to luck!

Contact Rabbi Eilfort for a private appointment so these important matters can be handled how you want.

Send a personal email to   [email protected] to schedule an appointment today.  

We honor our Legacy Circle Members*:

Joel Barnett

Angela Chapman

Beverly Galperin

Anonymous 1

Channah Hale

Len Hyman

Devorah Katz

Sheila Lebovitz

Ilyse Loven

David Markoff

Anonymous 2

Karen Miller

Ed Richard

Ira Schechtel

Sharon Silverstein

Steve and Cindy Marion Walker

Anonymous 3

  *Has provided Chabad with a Declaration of Intent. 

Click here for a Declaration of Intent and more information

 

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, the second Board was dedicated by the Alter Family, and the new Board has been dedicated by Miriam Reisman in memory of her husband, Harold.

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 in the newsletter and in the calendar and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit. The donation is only $500 per Memorial Board plaque.

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 $180 for a leaf on the Tree of Life.

Those who wish to participate should send an email to   [email protected], or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

We are excited to designate a section of our Tree of Life to our Legacy Circle. Watch the Tree and see article above. ​

 

New Mitzvah Opportunity

Bikur Cholim of SD Volunteers Needed!

There are a number of patients at UCSD La Jolla that have come from Israel to receive transplants here. They need our help!

Bikur Cholim of S Diego is a community organization helping the sick with care packages, visitation, driving spouses to and from the hospital, etc.

If you are able to give a few hours of your time, it will make another person's day that much better!

To get involved, sign up at www.BikurCholimSD.com

 

Volunteering

Our Soup and Challah Project has been going on its FOURTH year! It was sponsored by Channah Hale and now carried on in her memory.

We are at the point that we need NEW volunteers to drive and deliver food packages around the area.

Please consider making this a part of your Friday routine. Volunteers pick up a few containers of soup and bags of challah at 3:00pm and delivering them to the door of the recipients. Volunteers also get soup and challah!

CHABAD VIRTUAL & IN PERSON CLASSES
Get Some Class

We have an ever-expanding menu of online learning opportunities for everyone. Below please find an overview of our current classes and a schedule of when you can join in on Facebook Live. If you miss the live class you can watch the recorded version, on Facebook.

Weekly Parsha Class - with Rabbi Eilfort in person and on Facebook Live Thursday nights at 7:15pm

NEW SEASON: CALL TO ORDER YOUR BOOK

JLI Course - this series of courses requires registration... 

SPRING – 4 LESSONS  Decisions of Fate - Guiding Jewish Values for Making  Life-and-Death Decision ( This course will be accredited for CME (for doctors) and CLE (for lawyers) credits. )

 

Lesson Details
Lesson 1
Experimental Treatments
When emerging treatments offer hope of recovery, when is the risk justified? Discover the Jewish ethics of risking your life in the hope of extending your long-term prospects.

Lesson 2
Extending Life
How does Judaism balance the desire to preserve life with concerns of reducing suffering? See how Jewish values inform a dignified approach to end-of-life care and advance medical directives.

Lesson 3
Pregnancy Questions
Explore questions of pregnancy through the lens of Jewish texts. Is a fetus a human life or a part of the mother’s body? When pregnancy endangers a woman’s life, may she, in good conscience, carry the pregnancy to term?

Lesson 4
A Body’s Dignity
Might autopsy violate the dignity of the human body? Learn the Jewish view on the respect to which the deceased is entitled and how the sanctity of human life continues after death.

 

 Coastal Gan - GROWING AGAIN !

We are looking for NEW STUDENTS and NEW STAFF

We are accepting infant and preschool age children (a new space just opened up).

 

If you know someone who recently graduated college and is looking for full or part time work in an enriching environment with qualified mentor teachers please refer them to US! 

 

Please Like the shul’s Facebook Page  https://www.facebook.com/ChabadatLaCosta

For up to date pictures and announcements follow our Facebook Page and join our community Group.  

A COMMUNITY FOR YOU AND ME
Coastal Chabads are here for YOU

​​

 

Security Protocols

Everyone is Subject to Search

No Firearms (We have a well-defined security plan in effect and any unauthorized firearms could create confusion and actually reduce security).

Backpacks Prohibited

All Bags Subject to Search

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 *Jewish Encinitas *Chabad of Carlsbad N *Coastal Gan Preschool 

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   [email protected] your request.

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

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

Membership

NOW is the time to join the family! Membership includes High Holiday seats and discounts on other programs and activities. However, the main reason to join is to demonstrate your commitment to the future of Judaism in our area and to our community.

If you have already filled out and returned your Membership form please accept this message as our sincere thank you!

We urge you to pick the level of Membership and the financial commitment you feel comfortable with, and to fill out the form that you will find by following this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/membership. We thank all of our amazing donors!

 

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!

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.

Critical Maintenance Issue – Your Cooperation Needed

PLEASE NOTE: The ONLY thing that may be flushed is toilet paper – NO EXCEPTIONS. This means tissue, baby wipes, paper towels, or any other product may NEVER be flushed, but instead must be disposed of in the provided trash receptacles.

THANK YOU for your cooperation!

Public Service Announcement – Let’s Work TOGETHER to Maintain OUR Shul

We have a beautiful shul. Everyone agrees. It is not easy to maintain everything, but we work hard to keep things clean and in good working order. We need your help.

Our sanctuary is graced with gorgeous, custom made, stained glass windows. These windows MUST be kept in pristine condition. Please respect the windows by only looking and never touching them. G-d forbid, they can easily be scratched if we are not careful. Also, please do not put ANY objects (cups, books, tissues etc.) on the window sills as it detracts from the windows.

Our custom-built furniture from Israel is as precious as it looks. People have put down cups (full and empty) on the partitions and the shelves. This is inappropriate. Children cannot sit on or climb on the furnishings – other than sitting in the pews as they were designed to be used. No exceptions.

Please put away your own Talis and prayer books, and replace the book racks when done using them. Please throw away your own garbage.

If we can all work together we will keep our shul beautiful!

THANK YOU for your understanding and cooperation.

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.

More than 600 people use the Chabad code each year ! 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.

For discount details, to make your reservation, or to share the information with a friend, visit www.chabadatlacosta.com/omni and click through. And remember to leave a positive review.

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Volume 25 Number 24| 21 Adar I, 5784 | March 1, '24

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 25 Number 24| 21 Adar I, 5784 | March 1, '24
 
B"H
 
MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

As Jews, we are like a single entity; united at our core. Just look to this week’s Torah portion for one of the greatest examples of this: Moses ascended the mountain for 40 days. When he didn’t return on what the people mistakenly calculated as the 40th day, they assumed that he had died. Certain rabble-rousers incited the others to create a replacement for their leader—the infamous Golden Calf.

Although Moses himself obviously wasn’t involved in creating the idol, nor was the majority of the Jewish nation, because of their inherent unity even those who were technically innocent were affected by this horrendous act. Moses, who wasn’t even present when it occurred, was demoted in G-d’s eyes. As a result, it became his responsibility to beg G-d for forgiveness and atone for all the people—which he did successfully, because it was personal for him.

The same is true across the board: when a single member of our nation is in crisis, it becomes all of our collective responsibility to help that one Jew. How much more so when many of our fellow Jews find themselves in peril—the feeling of Jewish unity and shared responsibility must be front and center for all of us.

Since the events of October 7, the worldwide Jewish nation has proven that we are indeed one entity. We continue to demonstrate that no matter where we may be, physically or spiritually, and no matter the pushback we may receive, every single Jew around the world will stand up for our