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Volume 25 Number 23| 14 Adar I, 5784 | February 23, '24

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 25 Number 23| 14 Adar I, 5784 | February 23, '24
 
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MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

Because this year is a Jewish leap year, with an extra month of Adar, the holiday of Purim is not celebrated for another month, in Adar II. But that doesn’t mean we don’t get to celebrate this month too.

The 14th of Adar I is marked as Purim Katan, or “miniature Purim.” While we don’t read the megillah or have parties and share gifts of food, the date is still commemorated. It is an opportunity to remind ourselves of the meaning of the holiday of Purim, making the build up to the real thing even more exciting.

Purim famously celebrates the Jewish people’s victory over Haman and the antisemites of the day. They wanted to kill all Jews, and with Queen Esther’s intervention, the Jews were allowed to fight back and stand up to their enemies. With G-d’s help, not only did they succeed in fighting back, but they also established themselves as a power to be reckoned with, eventually leading to the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem.

Mordechai, the leader of the Jewish people at the time, instilled within the Jews a sense of connection. Although they were spiritually deficient at the time, once Haman’s decree became known, Mordechai inspired the Jewish people to reconnect with their faith, reminding them that no matter how far from religion a Jew strays, there is always a path of return. And the miracle is that they listened – the Jews took Mordechai’s words seriously, coming together as a community, ready to do whatever was necessary to maintain their national identity.

Because of Mordechai’s insistence that the Jewish spark is alive within every Jew, circumstances suddenly changed in their favor. Where there had been dread, there was now pride; where there had been sorrow, there was now joy; and where there had been fear, there was now absolute conviction in the righteousness of their cause.

May we continue to live up these ideals even in the most trying times, igniting Jewish pride despite what the world around us may say. And may we merit the ultimate victory, the redemption and the coming of Moshiach, may it be in our times!

Shabbat shalom,

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad and Encinitas

Shabbat Candlelighting Time: @ 5:23pm
Shabbat Ends: @ 6:19pm

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! Our Shalach Manos / Food Gifts will likewise reflect Israeli foods and a special, homemade Judaica item (you will LOVE it!).

 

Shalach Manos Packing Party – Volunteers Needed

Sunday March 3rd and March 10th, 10am – 3pm

We will again be sending out hundreds of Shalach Manos, food gift packages to our community this year. It has become a beautiful community tradition to join together packing the food gifts. To thank our volunteers we will have a Pizza Party, fresh from La Mesa Pizza Works for those in attendance!

We are also 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. 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! 

 

Men’s Chavurah Meeting Sunday, March 10th at 2pm

All men are invited as we join together for some heavy-duty ‘shmoozing’, bonding, and even a word of Torah, all served together with some refreshments. There is no cost to attend. RSVP by responding to this message.

 

Women’s Rosh Chodesh Event

 

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

 

Tuesday: JLI -Advice for Life with Rabbi Yossi Rodal - Sign Up NOW!

The Rebbe's Advice for Leading a More Purposeful Life 

The Lubavitcher Rebbe's spiritual leadership is the force behind the modern Chabad movement. Join this new multimedia course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute to journey through the Rebbe's practical wisdom on work, family, health, and well-being. Discover how the Rebbe applied Jewish values to serve as a guide for finding deeper meaning in everyday life.

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Lesson 5
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Lesson 6
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Discover a unique approach to realizing our most profound potential and achieving real spiritual growth that combines lofty goals with remarkably practical guidance.


Thursday: New Torah Studies Series -  Book of Shmos

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

Thursday, February 29 2024
All Tied Up
If You Care, You Don’t Forget

That’s what your mother and your teacher probably told you, and surprise!–they were right. Judaism wishes to teach this to us with multiple mitzvot associated with tying knots, because when you’re all tied up with something, you’ll never forget it.

Ongoing Bar and Bat Mitzvah Lessons

Daily

 

 

Rosh 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

 

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 Avi and Carrie Rossenfeld in honor of her father, Ernie Chesloff’s Yarzeit. It is also being sponsored by Arnold Tubis in honor of some family Yarzeits.   

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 ans this week, Rabbi Sholom. 

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 Tetzaveh

Ezekiel 43:10-27.

In this week's haftorah, the prophet Ezekiel describes a vision of the altar that will be built for the third Holy Temple and its dedication ceremony—paralleling this week's Torah portion which discusses the dedication of the Tabernacle's altar.

Shortly after the destruction of the first Temple, Ezekiel experienced a vision of the third Holy Temple that will be built by the Messiah. G‑d tells Ezekiel to recount to the Jewish people this vision, and this hopefully will bring them to be ashamed of the deeds they did that caused the destruction of the Temple. "And if they are ashamed of all that they have done, let them know the form of the House and its scheme, its exits and its entrances, and all its forms, and all its laws and all its teachings..."

Ezekiel then goes on to describe in detail the third Temple's altar, and also describes its seven-day inauguration ceremony and the offerings which will be brought on each day of that special week.

 

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 Moira Markowitz, Amey Brown, Don Odenheimer, Lauren Wise, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Sam Gelbart, Frances Richland, Elsie Epstein, Henri Harrar, Rabbi Judah Fish, Howard Plant, Avraham Markus, Marja Szwarc, 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, be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors: Sponsors Needed ...

February 24: Avi & Carrie Rossenfeld
                   Arnold Tubis

March 2: Joel Barnett
              Marisca Guevara

March 9: Sheila Lebovitz

March 16: Bernardo & Rosalba Buenaventura

 

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... 

WINTER – 6 LESSONS  Advice for Life - The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Guidance for  Leading a More Purposeful Life

The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s spiritual leadership is the force behind the modern Chabad movement.

Join this new multimedia course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute to journey through the Rebbe’s practical wisdom on work, family, health, and well-being. Discover how the Rebbe applied Jewish values to serve as a guide for finding deeper meaning in everyday life.

Experience the Rebbe’s exceptional approach to uncovering timeless meaning in everyday questions of health, work, family, fulfillment, struggle, and inner peace.

 

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. )

 

 Coastal Gan - Going Strong!

 

 

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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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.

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 Neal Sperling Business Development

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

 

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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

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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.

olume 25 Number 22| 7 Adar I, 5784 | February 16, '24

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 25 Number 22| 7 Adar I, 5784 | February 16, '24
 
B"H
 
MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

This week's Torah reading is the first of several that describe the detailed construction of the Tabernacle—the temporary Temple that traveled with the Jews in the desert—and its various fixtures.

The focal point of the Tabernacle, and later in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, was the Ark of the Covenant, situated in the Holy of Holies. The Ark housed the Tablets with the Ten Commandments, as well as a Torah scroll. It was from the Ark that Moses heard G-d's voice emanating.

A fascinating teaching about the Ark is that although it was a physical fixture placed in a physical structure, it didn't actually take up any physical space. So, although the Holy of Holies measured ten cubits, and the Ark was two-and-a-half cubits long, when measuring from one end of the Ark to one wall and from the other end to the other wall, one would have five cubits on either side. But when measuring the room in its entirety, there would still only be ten cubits, not twelve-and-a-half.

Much is made in Kabbalah about this phenomenon, but there is one primary lesson drawn throughout the teachings of Chassidus:

Since G-d is the Creator of both the physical and the spiritual realms, he is greater than both. To say that G-d is only spiritual would be to limit G-d's reach and capabilities. Therefore, His greatness can be expressed within the physical world for all to see. You don't need to be a spiritual being to recognize G-dliness around you.

To highlight this, the Ark embodied this fusion. It was physical to the touch, but it was also otherworldly. It was a holy physical object, demonstrating our ability to connect with the Divine within our own very physical existence.

Such was the purpose of the Tabernacle in general—to make G-dliness a reality in our lives. By building a structure within the community, G-d became a constant in the Jewish people's lives, even as they went about their mundane daily activities.

May we soon merit to witness the ultimate fusion of the spiritual and physical, with the coming of Moshiach!

Shabbat shalom,

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad and Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES FOR PEACE:

Shabbat Candlelighting Time: @ 5:17pm
Shabbat Ends: @ 6:13pm

Come pick up a Shabbat Candle lighting kit with the prayers and instructions. Stop by any Friday from 11:00am until Candle lighting time. Take an extra one to give to a friend.

 


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

Monday @ 6pm

PLEASE NOTE: A Minyan is needed on Monday night at 6pm for the evening service so Kaddish can be recited on a Yarzeit. The service will take about 20 minutes. If you can help with this tremendous Mitzvah please respond to this message as soon as possible. Thank you and G-d bless!

 

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

 

Tuesday: JLI -Advice for Life with Rabbi Yossi Rodal - Sign Up NOW!

The Rebbe's Advice for Leading a More Purposeful Life 

The Lubavitcher Rebbe's spiritual leadership is the force behind the modern Chabad movement. Join this new multimedia course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute to journey through the Rebbe's practical wisdom on work, family, health, and well-being. Discover how the Rebbe applied Jewish values to serve as a guide for finding deeper meaning in everyday life.

Experience the Rebbe's exceptional approach to uncovering timeless meaning in everyday questions of health, work, family, fulfillment, struggle, and inner peace.

 

Lesson 3
Wholesome Health
See how patients, physicians, and professors alike gained guidance on questions of health and treatment. Explore how physical health connects to emotional and spiritual well?being.

Lesson 4
Healthy at Heart
Discover a surprising and effective approach to overcoming anxiety and cultivating emotional health. See how sidestepping emotional distress to focus on life’s meaningful tasks empowers enduring well-being.

Lesson 5
Above Adversity
When buckling under the struggles of health, livelihood, relationships, or raising children, thousands turned to the Rebbe for strength to continue. Discover how seeing the inner meaning of challenges can be the key to managing them.

Lesson 6
Spiritual Heights
Discover a unique approach to realizing our most profound potential and achieving real spiritual growth that combines lofty goals with remarkably practical guidance.


Thursday: New Torah Studies Series -  Book of Shmos

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

There’s No Such Thing as an Isolated Jew
You’re an Integral Part of the Community, Whether You Like It or Not

Some get exhausted at or intimidated by the prospect of actively participating in the Jewish community. But the laws concerning which garments the High Priest wore in the Temple teach us that the choice has already been made: you’re in! It’s time to embrace this wonderful reality.

Ongoing Bar and Bat Mitzvah Lessons

Daily

 

 

Rosh 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

 

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 Miriam Reisman in memory of her father-in-law Jacob Reisman. THANK YOU, MIRIAM, FOR YOUR GENEROSITY AND SUPPORT!  

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 ans this week, Rabbi Sholom. 

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 Terumah

I Kings 5:26-6:13.

This week's haftorah describes the construction of the Holy Temple under the direction of King Solomon, echoing this week's Torah portion which discusses the construction of the Desert Tabernacle.

The  haftorah discusses the manpower — both Jewish and non-Jewish — that Solomon recruited for the building of the Holy Temple. Also discussed are the hewing and transportation of the stone, the laying of the foundation, as well as the dimensions of the Holy Temple, its components and materials.

The haftorah ends with G‑d's word to King Solomon: "This house which you are building, if you walk in My statutes, and execute My ordinances, and keep all My commandments to walk in them; then will I establish My word with you, which I spoke to David your father. And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake My people, Israel."

 

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 Carrie Rossenfeld, Nathan Brown, Linda Rivkin, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to Ahuva and Amichai Bergman, and all of those celebrating anniversaries this week!

WE REMEMBER Fay Polstein, Ernie Chesloff, John Rack, David Miller, Bluma Seigal Glovsky, Joseph Tubis, Bernard Gadd,  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, be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors: Sponsors Needed ...

February 17: Miriam Reisman

February 24: Avi & Carrie Rossenfeld
                   Arnold Tubis

March 2: Joel Barnett
              Marisca Guevara

March 9: Sheila Lebovitz

March 16: Bernardo & Rosalba Buenaventura

 

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... 

WINTER – 6 LESSONS  Advice for Life - The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Guidance for  Leading a More Purposeful Life

The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s spiritual leadership is the force behind the modern Chabad movement.

Join this new multimedia course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute to journey through the Rebbe’s practical wisdom on work, family, health, and well-being. Discover how the Rebbe applied Jewish values to serve as a guide for finding deeper meaning in everyday life.

Experience the Rebbe’s exceptional approach to uncovering timeless meaning in everyday questions of health, work, family, fulfillment, struggle, and inner peace.

 

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. )

 

 Coastal Gan - Going Strong!

 

 

We are working on next year's lineup - call if you have any suggestions

  • Rosh Chodesh Coastal Women's Society
  • Men's Club Coming Soon

 

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

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Marc Buksbaum
Attorney at Law 
JUDKINS GLATT & RICH LLP
2784 Gateway Road, Suite 104
Carlsbad, CA  92009 
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►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.

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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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 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 21| 30 Shevat, 5784 | February 9, '24

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 25 Number 21| 30 Shevat, 5784 | February 9, '24
 
B"H
 
MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

This week we usher in the double month of Adar. Because the holiday of Passover must be celebrated in the spring, every few years the Jewish calendar includes a leap year, containing an additional month of Adar. So instead of Passover starting next month, we first have 60 days of the most joyous month.

The Lubavitcher Rebbe compared these 60 days of joy to the halachic concept of “nullification by 60.” For example, in certain cases, if a drop of non-kosher food falls into a pot of kosher food, as long as the offending material is less than 1/60th of the total volume of food, it is nullified, and the food remains kosher.

Since Adar is the month of Purim—the holiday when we celebrate the transformation from sorrow to joy—the entire month is a month of happiness, with the opportunity to transform the negative aspects of our lives into positive ones. Sometimes the transformation still has remnants from the past, but in a year of two Adars, with 60 days of joy, we have the opportunity to completely nullify the negativity, leaving absolutely no remnant.

This year more than ever in recent history, the Jewish people can really use the transformation and nullification of all negativity in our lives. We pray that this becomes a reality in this double Adar of absolute joy and happiness, leading to the ultimate transformation—the coming of Moshiach and the final redemption!

Wishing you a happy and joyous Shabbat,

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad and Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES FOR PEACE:

Shabbat Candlelighting Time: @ 5:10pm
Shabbat Ends: @ 6:07pm

Come pick up a Shabbat Candle lighting kit with the prayers and instructions. Stop by any Friday from 11:00am until Candle lighting time. Take an extra one to give to a friend.

 


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

PLEASE LET US KNOW WHICH DAY/S YOU CAN COME.

Thank you in advance and G-d bless!

 

Torah Classes Continue

Sunday: Finding Faith When Your Faith is Shaken - with Devorie Kreiman, author of "Even If I'm Not" www.chabadofnci.com

Tuesday: JLI -Advice for Life with Rabbi Yossi Rodal - Sign Up NOW!

The Rebbe's Advice for Leading a More Purposeful Life 

The Lubavitcher Rebbe's spiritual leadership is the force behind the modern Chabad movement. Join this new multimedia course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute to journey through the Rebbe's practical wisdom on work, family, health, and well-being. Discover how the Rebbe applied Jewish values to serve as a guide for finding deeper meaning in everyday life.

Experience the Rebbe's exceptional approach to uncovering timeless meaning in everyday questions of health, work, family, fulfillment, struggle, and inner peace.

Lesson Details
Lesson 1
Meaning at Work
Earning a living can provide meaning beyond the paycheck. Discover a unique understanding of how work and financial decisions connect to life’s purpose.

Lesson 2
Family Bliss
How can we create a warm and healthy home? Uncover a gold mine of clarity on family relationships, domestic harmony, education, and creating a healthy home environment.

Lesson 3
Wholesome Health
See how patients, physicians, and professors alike gained guidance on questions of health and treatment. Explore how physical health connects to emotional and spiritual well?being.

Lesson 4
Healthy at Heart
Discover a surprising and effective approach to overcoming anxiety and cultivating emotional health. See how sidestepping emotional distress to focus on life’s meaningful tasks empowers enduring well-being.

Lesson 5
Above Adversity
When buckling under the struggles of health, livelihood, relationships, or raising children, thousands turned to the Rebbe for strength to continue. Discover how seeing the inner meaning of challenges can be the key to managing them.

Lesson 6
Spiritual Heights
Discover a unique approach to realizing our most profound potential and achieving real spiritual growth that combines lofty goals with remarkably practical guidance.


Thursday: New Torah Studies Series -  Book of Shmos

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

 

Ongoing Bar and Bat Mitzvah Lessons

Daily

 

 

Rosh Chodesh Adar 60 Parts Joy

Tomorrow is the first day of TWO MONTHS of ADAR. 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

 

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 Sheila Lebovitz in memory of several family Yarzeits, including Norm, William, Benjamin, and Sylvia Lebovitz, and David Steelman. 

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 Rosh Chodesh

Isaiah 66:1–24

This haftorah, read whenever Shabbat coincides with Rosh Chodesh, mentions how in the messianic era, every Shabbat and every Rosh Chodesh everyone will come to the Temple to worship G‑d.

In this prophecy Isaiah tells us how  G‑d (who is too great to be fully contained in physical space, even in the Temple) pays attention to the humble G‑d-fearing person, and rejects a person who does (or even intends) evil.

The prophet continues to foretell the fortune that will come upon Jerusalem (and the Jewish nation) in the time to come, and how even non-Jews will come to recognize G‑d and assist in restoring the Jewish people to their land and their Temple.

 

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 all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Ephraim Lieberman, Shirley Lerner, Sylvia Lebovitz, William Lebovitz, Feige Seigal, Howard Pomerantz, David Steelman, Jo Nost, Baruch Bomba, Charlotte Ida Litman Tubis, Barrie Joel Stier,  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, be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors: Sponsors Needed ...

February 10: Sheila Lebovitz

February 17: Miriam Reisman

February 24: Arnold TUbis

March 2: Joel Barnett
              Marisca Guevara

March 9: Sheila Lebovitz

March 16: Bernardo & Rosalba Buenaventura

 

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... 

WINTER – 6 LESSONS  Advice for Life - The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Guidance for  Leading a More Purposeful Life

The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s spiritual leadership is the force behind the modern Chabad movement.

Join this new multimedia course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute to journey through the Rebbe’s practical wisdom on work, family, health, and well-being. Discover how the Rebbe applied Jewish values to serve as a guide for finding deeper meaning in everyday life.

Experience the Rebbe’s exceptional approach to uncovering timeless meaning in everyday questions of health, work, family, fulfillment, struggle, and inner peace.

 

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. )

 

 Coastal Gan - Going Strong!

 

 

We are working on next year's lineup - call if you have any suggestions

  • Rosh Chodesh Coastal Women's Society
  • Men's Club Coming Soon

 

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

► 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 17 | 2 Shevat, 5784 | January 12, '24

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 25 Number 17 | 2 Shevat, 5784 | January 12, '24
 
B"H
 
MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

In this week’s Torah portion we read about seven of the 10 plagues that G-d brought upon the Egyptians. Moses warns Pharaoh that if he doesn’t allow the Jewish people to leave immediately, G-d will unleash His mighty hand and wreak havoc in Egypt. And as we know, Pharaoh did not heed the warnings, allowing for the series of 10 plagues to commence.

The purpose of the plagues was more than simply punitive. It wasn’t just to exact revenge against the Egyptians. The primary purpose of the plagues was to make G-d’s name known, but not just to the Egyptians. G-d wanted the Jewish people themselves to be aware of His powers. After having spent two centuries enslaved in Egypt, many of the Jewish people had lost their way and began behaving like their oppressors. So the goal of the plagues was to awaken all Jews, especially those who had strayed, and bring them back into the fold before they would receive the Torah at Mt. Sinai.

As in those days, today too we must look at everything that happens in this world as a message to us in our relationship with G-d. Even those events that seem only tangentially related to the Jewish people also have a message for us. We are encouraged to take heed and learn from everything that we witness. We must also not become complacent and assume that G-d is punishing our enemies on our behalf simply in order to punish them – the message for us is that we must become reinspired and reconnected to our heritage.

The more we take this to heart, the stronger our bond to Torah becomes, and the closer we will come to witnessing the ultimate revelation of G-dliness, with the coming of Moshiach!

Shabbat shalom,

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad and Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES FOR PEACE:

Shabbat Candlelighting Time: @ 4:44pm
Shabbat Ends: @ 5:43pm

Come pick up a Shabbat Candle lighting kit with the prayers and instructions. Stop by any Friday from 11:00am until Candle lighting time. Take an extra one to give to a friend.

 


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

PLEASE LET US KNOW WHICH DAY/S YOU CAN COME.

Thank you in advance and G-d bless!

 

THANK YOU to Those Who Responded!

We would like to sincerely thank all of you who responded to our request for Kiddush sponsors! Specifically thank you to the Alter, Balto, Barnett, Buenaventura, Coleman, Gabbai, Guevara, Lebovitz, Mintz, Rozansky, Schalit, and  Tubis families! We will post the calendar of upcoming kiddushes next week.

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

 

Torah Classes Continue

JLI - World of Kabbalah Week 6 Tuesday at 7:00pm - In-Person and on Zoom

LESSON SIX
The Essence of Everything

Uncover the reality that precedes everything, the essence of the Divine Self, and the surprising purpose of our physical universe. Learn insights into the human self’s deepest motivation and purpose and our capacity to repair wrongs.

 


New Torah Studies Series -  Book of Shmos

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

 

Ongoing Bar and Bat Mitzvah Lessons

Daily

 

 

Tu bShvat Seder TWO WEEKS away

 

TuB'Shvat seder.jpg

 

 

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 Rozansky family in honor of Jon’s birthday. It is being cosponsored by the Mintz family in honor of Anna’s mother, Lydia Teshuba, who is visiting from Canada, and in honor of Tanya Mintz resuming her studies at SDSU. It is also being cosponsored by Yaron Gabbai in memory of his mother Leah bas Yamnah on her Yarzeit. And it is being cosponsored by David Balto in honor of his visit.

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

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. Thank you, Avi for delivering this week.

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 Va’eira

Ezekiel 28:25-29:21.

This week's haftorah begins with a mention of the ingathering of the exiles, echoing G‑d's promise mentioned in the Torah portion: "I will take you out of the suffering of Egypt." The prophet then goes on to discuss the decimation of Pharaoh and Egypt, reminiscent of the primary theme of the  Torah portion—the devastation  G‑d wrought upon Egypt.

Ezekiel begins with a description of what will occur during the ingathering of the exiles. "When I gather in the house of Israel from the peoples among whom they have been scattered, and I have been sanctified through them in the eyes of the nations, then shall they dwell on their land that I gave to My servant, to Jacob. And they shall dwell upon it securely..."

The prophet then proceeds to convey a prophecy regarding Pharaoh and Egypt, foretelling the fall of the Egyptian empire. Egypt merited this punishment for two reasons: a)  They had reneged on their promise to come to Israel's aid against the attacking Babylonians. b) They had incredible arrogance, considering themselves un-reliant on G‑d, instead attributing their success to the bounty their deified Nile afforded them. Therefore, Ezekiel warns: "And the land of Egypt shall be desolate and in ruins, and they shall know that I am the Lord! Because he [Pharaoh] said, 'The river is mine, and I have made it.'" G‑d warns that the land of Egypt will be empty and desolate for forty years, after which G‑d will return the people to the land to reinhabit it, but it will no longer be an important nation to be reckoned with.

The  haftorah ends with another prophecy wherein G‑d informs Ezekiel that Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, will be the one to conquer Egypt and take its spoils. This as a reward for his effort in defeating the wicked nation of Tyre.

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 Joan Markovits, Ashley Burgins, Eliot Tubis, Alexi Buenaventura, Troy Case,  and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Salomon Cohen, Rebecca Markovits, Florence Turtle, Robert Tilt, Anna Olkon, Lydmila Medvinsky, Marc Tilt,  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, be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors: Sponsors Needed ...

January 20: Aaron & Naomi Alter

January 27: Bar Mitzvah of Xander Gottlieb 

February Schedule will be posted next week.

KIDDUSH SPONSORS NEEDED

Sponsoring a Kiddush is a great way to feel part of the Chabad at La Costa family!

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... 

WINTER – 6 LESSONS  Advice for Life - The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Guidance for  Leading a More Purposeful Life

The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s spiritual leadership is the force behind the modern Chabad movement.

Join this new multimedia course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute to journey through the Rebbe’s practical wisdom on work, family, health, and well-being. Discover how the Rebbe applied Jewish values to serve as a guide for finding deeper meaning in everyday life.

Experience the Rebbe’s exceptional approach to uncovering timeless meaning in everyday questions of health, work, family, fulfillment, struggle, and inner peace.

 

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. )

 

 Coastal Gan - Going Strong!

 

 

We are working on next year's lineup - call if you have any suggestions

  • Rosh Chodesh Coastal Women's Society
  • Men's Club Coming Soon

 

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 16 | 24 Tevet, 5784 | January 5, '24

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 25 Number 16 | 24 Tevet, 5784 | January 5, '24
 
B"H
 
MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

This week, on the 24th of Tevet, we mark the yahrtzeit of the Alter Rebbe, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of the Chabad movement.

The Alter Rebbe was fleeing the invading French armies of Napoleon Bonaparte, when he succumbed to the harsh Russian winter. Many Jewish leaders at the time sided with Napoleon in his war against the Russian Empire, believing that the French enlightenment would bring improved living conditions for the Jews of Russia. The Alter Rebbe, however, stood firm in his position that enlightenment would be the catalyst of assimilation, and he threw his wholehearted support behind the Tsar. Thus, he was forced to flee as the French army approached.

The battle for the survival of the Jewish spirit has been ongoing for centuries. Going back to when our ancestors were enslaved in Egypt, our sages teach that the Exodus came about due to the merit of the Jewish people not losing their identity. They maintained their Jewish names, language, and clothing. Despite having sunken to the lowest levels of impurity in Egypt, they still stood out as G-d’s chosen people.

Today too, as antisemitism continues to rear its ugly head, we must remember that the survival of the Jewish people will not come as a result of us hiding our Jewish identities. On the contrary, the prouder we stand as Jews, and the more visible we make our Jewishness, the stronger we become as a people. And a strong nation cannot be diluted or assimilated into anything else. That is the true meaning of Am Yisrael Chai: the Jewish nation will endure all that is thrown at us, and we will overcome!

Shabbat shalom,

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad and Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES FOR PEACE:

Shabbat Candlelighting Time: @ 4:38pm
Shabbat Ends: @ 5:37pm

Come pick up a Shabbat Candle lighting kit with the prayers and instructions. Stop by any Friday from 11:00am until Candle lighting time. Take an extra one to give to a friend.

 


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

PLEASE LET US KNOW WHICH DAY/S YOU CAN COME.

Thank you in advance and G-d bless!

 

Torah Classes Resume This Week

JLI - World of Kabbalah Week 5

Tuesday at 7:00pm - In-Person and on Zoom

LESSON FIVE
The Great Concealment

Explore the process of tzimtzum, or how G-d conceals His infinity to create space for our reality. See how this translates into guidance for empowering others and seeking growth potential in life’s darkest moments.


New Torah Studies Series -  Book of Shmos

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

 

Ongoing Bar and Bat Mitzvah Lessons

Daily

 

Rosh Chodesh Women's Circle

Thursday - Watch for information in your email...

 

Tu bShvat Seder three weeks away

 

TuB'Shvat seder.jpg

 

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 Grammy Sheila Lebovitz in honor of Isadore Stern, on his Yarzeit.

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

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 Shemos

Isaiah 27:6–28:13; 29:22–23.

This week’s haftorah parallels the week’s Torah reading on many levels. One of the parallels is the message of redemption conveyed by Isaiah—“and you shall be gathered one by one, O children of Israel”—that is reminiscent of the message of redemption that G‑d spoke to Moses at the burning bush, a message that Moses then communicated to Pharaoh.

The  haftorah vacillates between Isaiah’s prophecies concerning the future redemption, and his admonitions concerning the Jews’ drunken and G‑dless behavior. Isaiah starts on a positive note: “In the coming days, Jacob will take root, Israel will bud and blossom, filling the face of the earth . . .” He mentions  G‑d’s mercy for His nation, and the measure-for-measure punishment He meted out upon the Egyptians who persecuted them. And regarding the future redemption: “You shall be gathered one by one, O children of Israel. And it will come to pass on that day that a great shofar will be sounded, and those lost in the land of Assyria and those exiled in the land of Egypt will come, and they will prostrate themselves before the L‑rd on the holy mount in Jerusalem."

The prophet then proceeds to berate the drunkenness of the Ten Tribes, warning them of the punishment that awaits them. “With the feet they shall be trampled, the crown of the pride of the drunkards of Ephraim . . .”

The haftorah ends on a positive note: “Now Jacob will no longer be ashamed, and now his face will not pale. For when he sees his children, the work of My hands, in his midst, who shall sanctify My name . . . and the G‑d of Israel they will revere."

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 Jon Rozansky, Evelyn Wise, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Abby Kaish, Miriam Alter, 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, be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors: Sponsors Needed ...

January 6: Sheila Lebovitz

January 13: Sponsors Needed

January 20: Sponsor Needed

January 27: Aaron & Naomi Alter

KIDDUSH SPONSORS NEEDED

Sponsoring a Kiddush is a great way to feel part of the Chabad at La Costa family!

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... 

WINTER – 6 LESSONS  Advice for Life - The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Guidance for  Leading a More Purposeful Life

The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s spiritual leadership is the force behind the modern Chabad movement.

Join this new multimedia course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute to journey through the Rebbe’s practical wisdom on work, family, health, and well-being. Discover how the Rebbe applied Jewish values to serve as a guide for finding deeper meaning in everyday life.

Experience the Rebbe’s exceptional approach to uncovering timeless meaning in everyday questions of health, work, family, fulfillment, struggle, and inner peace.

 

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. )

 

 Coastal Gan - Going Strong!

 

 

We are working on next year's lineup - call if you have any suggestions

  • Rosh Chodesh Coastal Women's Society
  • Men's Club Coming Soon

 

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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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.

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 Neal Sperling Business Development

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

 

Dream Home Cinema

*Family Room Surround
*Wholesale House Audio
*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz:
760-415-8742 
[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 14 | 10 Tevet, 5784 | December 22, ‘23

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 25 Number 14 | 10 Tevet, 5784 | December 22, ‘23
 
B"H
 
MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

Of all the fast days on the Jewish calendar, only one can ever occur on a Friday, as it does this year: the 10th of Tevet. This fast commemorates the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem which ultimately led to the destruction of the first Holy Temple.

The purpose of a fast day, in addition to being a day of mourning, is to inspire us to repair and correct the reason for the destruction in the first place.

The primary reason for the destruction of the Temple was discord and strife among the Jewish people. To that end, the siege of Jerusalem was actually the beginning of the remedy. By shuttering all entry and exit points of the city, the Babylonians forced its Jewish inhabitants to live with one another, providing them with the opportunity to come together as one. This was G-d’s way of sending a cure before the illness.

While at the time this was not actualized, and the destruction still followed, every year on the 10th of Tevet we are reminded of the need to be united, to come together and bring an end to this 2,000 year exile. This is especially significant this year, as Jewish communities have been coming together in unprecedented ways in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Israel, and in our own cities.

That’s why the fast can be observed on a Friday, even though all other fasts are postponed or the calendar is arranged so it would never occur: Going directly from fasting to the holy day of Shabbat is the most indicative expression of transforming the destruction into an opportunity for growth and redemption. May we indeed experience it this year, with the coming of Moshiach and the ultimate redemption, when all fast days will be transformed into days of joy and celebration!

Shabbat shalom,

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad and Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES FOR PEACE:

Shabbat Candlelighting Time: @ 4:29pm
Shabbat Ends: @ 5:28pm

Come pick up a Shabbat Candle lighting kit with the prayers and instructions. Stop by any Friday from 11:00am until Candle lighting time. Take an extra one to give to a friend.

 


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

PLEASE LET US KNOW WHICH DAY/S YOU CAN COME.

Thank you in advance and G-d bless!

 

Chinese Dinner – Some-YumYum-Fun!

It is an ancient Jewish ritual (at least 80 years old) to indulge in Chinese food at this time of year. 

Join us Sunday night at 6pm for a delicious Chinese Food buffet featuring:

Salad

Asian Soup

Beef Lo Mein

Orange Chicken

White Rice

Fried Rice

Special Desserts (see picture below)

Herbal Tea

And more

Reservations are required.

The cost is $25 per person. Payment can be made here: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate Please note what the payment is for under Notes.

 

Supporting Our Community

End-of-Year Campaign

Friends,

As we close out 2023, it is important to share our vision for the collective future of our community. Despite numerous challenges we have had a year of tremendous growth, Baruch Hashem!

Our Capital Campaign has made progress. Our preschool has grown and prospered. Our class offerings have been robust. Our services have continued to inspire.

All of this is because of YOU, our supporters, our community, our family!

At this time of year many people like to make their charitable contributions. We would not only be honored, but we would be inspired by your continued support. Your financial backing is our life-blood; it is the rocket fuel we need to spur our continued growth and success.

If you can see your way to include Chabad at La Costa in your end-of-year plans we would be most appreciative! Please see below for the various giving channels available.

May Hashem bless you and your family with a fantastic 2024!

Sincerely,

Rabbi Eilfort

 

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

 

Fast of the 10th of Teves This Week

Today, December 22, is the Fast of the 10th of Teves. We observe this sad day to commemorate the siege placed upon Jerusalem by the Babylonians in the year 422 BCE. This catastrophe ultimately led to the destruction of the First Holy Temple.

Ironically, other than when Yom Kippur falls out on Shabbos, this is the only time when we are mandated to fast on Shabbos, as we cannot eat on Friday night until after the evening prayer and Kiddush are recited.

 

NO Torah Classes This Week – Winter Break
NO JLI

NO Torah Studies

 

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.

 

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Rebbetzin Chana Levy (Rebbetzin Nechama’s mother) in honor of the upcoming Yarzeit of her father, Rabbi Elia Nachum Sklar.

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

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 Va’Yigash

Ezekiel 37:15-28.

This week's haftorah mentions the fusion of the kingdoms of Judah and Joseph during the Messianic Era, echoing the beginning of this week's Torah reading: "And Judah approached him [Joseph]."

The prophet Ezekiel shares a prophecy he received, in which G‑d instructs him to take two sticks and to write on one, "For  Judah and for the children of Israel his companions" and on the other, "For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and all the house of Israel, his companions." After doing so he was told to put the two near each other, and  G‑d fused them into one stick.

G‑d explains to Ezekiel that these sticks are symbolic of the House of Israel, that was divided into two (often warring) kingdoms: the Northern Kingdom that was established by Jeroboam, a member of the Tribe of Ephraim, and the Southern Kingdom, that remained under the reign of the Davidic (Judean) Dynasty. The fusing of the two sticks represented the merging of the kingdoms that will transpire during the Messianic Era — with the Messiah, a descendant of David, at the helm of this unified empire.

"So says the L-rd G‑d: 'Behold I will take the children of Israel from among the nations where they have gone, and I will gather them from every side, and I will bring them to their land. And I will make them into one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel, and one king shall be to them all as a king...'"

The  haftorah ends with G‑d's assurance that "they shall dwell on the land that I have given to My servant, to Jacob, wherein your forefathers lived; and they shall dwell upon it, they and their children and their children's children, forever; and My servant David shall be their prince forever."

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 Joe Reisman, Michelle Rozansky, Jeff Sapol, Avi Rossenfeld, Nicolas Tubis, Jason Coleman, Hannah 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 Edith Rudoff, Stewart Miller, Cindy Turtle Walden, 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, be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors: Sponsors Needed ...

December 23: Chana Levy

December 30: No Sponsor

January....: Sponsors Needed

FUTURE KIDDUSH SPONSORS NEEDED

Sponsoring a Kiddush is a great way to feel part of the Chabad at La Costa family!

FUNDRAISING & VOLUNTEERING
Giving & Helping Opportunities

 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 strong for three years! 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... 

Would you like to SPONSOR next year's JLI lineup? 

FALL – 6 LESSONS  The World of Kabbalah - Revealing How Its Mystical  Secrets Relate to You

WINTER – 6 LESSONS  Advice for Life - The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Guidance for  Leading a More Purposeful Life

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. )

 

 Coastal Gan - Going Strong!

 

Hebrew School Calendar and Events for this year

 

We are working on next year's lineup - call if you have any suggestions

  • Rosh Chodesh Coastal Women's Society
  • Men's Club Coming Soon

 

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.

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 Neal Sperling Business Development

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

 

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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 13 | 3 Tevet, 5784 | December 15, ‘23

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 25 Number 13 | 3 Tevet, 5784 | December 15, ‘23
 
B"H
 
MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

As Chanukah comes to a close, we must continue to take its message along for the rest of the year. The lights of the menorah emphasize light, warmth, and unity, especially this year as the Jewish community continues to come together in unprecedented ways since the terror attacks of October 7.

The final days of Chanukah are in the Hebrew month of Tevet, which the Talmud describes as a month in which we share warmth with one another due to the winter cold. When it’s cold–and cold can be literally or figuratively–we are reminded of the importance of sharing our inner warmth with others. When it’s warm outside, it’s easier to overlook our responsibility of being there for one another, but when it’s cold outside, the inner warmth of our souls radiates and creates the desire to share.

So as we transition from the light of Chanukah into the rest of winter, we cannot allow the spirit of warmth and unity to wane. We must resolve to continue building on the days and weeks that preceded, making Jewish unity a permanent fixture in everything that we do. As we go about our lives, especially in the cold of winter, we warm ourselves up by sharing the light and warmth with those around us. And of course, the more we share with others, the warmer our own souls will become.

Wishing you and warm and bright Shabbat,

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad and Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES FOR PEACE:

Shabbat Candlelighting Time: @ 4:26pm
Shabbat Ends: @ 5:24pm

Come pick up a Shabbat Candle lighting kit with the prayers and instructions. Stop by any Friday from 11:00am until Candle lighting time. Take an extra one to give to a friend.

 


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

MINYAN SCHEDULE

SERVICES THIS WEEK: 

Saturday @ 10am

PLEASE LET US KNOW WHICH DAY/S YOU CAN COME.

Thank you in advance and G-d bless!

 

Supporting Our Community

End-of-Year Campaign

Friends,

As we close out 2023, it is important to share our vision for the collective future of our community. Despite numerous challenges we have had a year of tremendous growth, Baruch Hashem!

Our Capital Campaign has made progress. Our preschool has grown and prospered. Our class offerings have been robust. Our services have continued to inspire.

All of this is because of YOU, our supporters, our community, our family!

At this time of year many people like to make their charitable contributions. We would not only be honored, but we would be inspired by your continued support. Your financial backing is our life-blood; it is the rocket fuel we need to spur our continued growth and success.

If you can see your way to include Chabad at La Costa in your end-of-year plans we would be most appreciative! Please see below for the various giving channels available.

May Hashem bless you and your family with a fantastic 2024!

Sincerely,

Rabbi Eilfort

 

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

 

Fast of the 10th of Teves This Week

This coming Friday, December 22, is the Fast of the 10th of Teves. We observe this sad day to commemorate the siege placed upon Jerusalem by the Babylonians in the year 422 BCE. This catastrophe ultimately led to the destruction of the First Holy Temple.

Ironically, other than when Yom Kippur falls out on Shabbos, this is the only time when we are mandated to fast on Shabbos, as we cannot eat on Friday night until after the evening prayer and Kiddush are recited.

 

NO Torah Classes This Week – Winter Break
NO JLI NO Torah Studies

 

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.

 

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by the Buenaventura family in honor of Bernardo’s birthday, and by Rabbi and Rebbetzin Elia and Chaya Eilfort in honor of Follie Eilfort’s birthday! 

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

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 Mikeitz

I Kings 3:15-4:1.

This week's haftorah opens with the words "And Solomon awoke, and behold it was a dream," echoing this week's Torah portion which opens with Pharaoh's dreams.

Though not included in the  haftorah, in this dream G‑d granted King Solomon his legendary wisdom. The haftorah relates a famous episode that made all of Israel aware of their new monarch's keen intellect.

Two harlots approach King Solomon to adjudicate their dispute. They lived together in the same house, and each had given birth to an infant three days apart. One night, one of the infants was accidentally crushed to death by her mother, and one woman accused the other of switching infants in order to have a live baby. Each woman claimed that the live child is theirs and the deceased child was the other's. King Solomon asks that a sword be brought and orders that the child be cut in half with each woman receiving one half. At this point, the mother of the living child exhorts the king to give the child to the other woman so that he may live, while the other woman says, "Let it be neither mine nor yours, divide!" The king ruled: "Give her the living child, and by no means slay him: she is his mother!"

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 Rebbetzin Chaya Eilfort and the Weiss Family on the engagement of her brother, Rabbi Eli Weiss to Fruma Belinsky of Baltimore, Maryland!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Follie Eilfort, Bernardo Buenaventura, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Arnold Gross, Dr. William Pincus, Esther Cohen, Ann Miller, Yoel Siegal, Pearl Benbassat, 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, be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors: Sponsors Needed ...

December 16: Follie's Birthday
                     Bernardo 's Birthday

December 23: No Sponsor

December 30 No Sponsor

FUTURE KIDDUSH SPONSORS NEEDED

Sponsoring a Kiddush is a great way to feel part of the Chabad at La Costa family!

FUNDRAISING & VOLUNTEERING
Giving & Helping Opportunities

 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 strong for three years! 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 7:00pm

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

Would you like to SPONSOR next year's JLI lineup? 

FALL – 6 LESSONS  The World of Kabbalah - Revealing How Its Mystical  Secrets Relate to You

WINTER – 6 LESSONS  Advice for Life - The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Guidance for  Leading a More Purposeful Life

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. )

 

 Coastal Gan - Going Strong!

 

Hebrew School Calendar and Events for this year

 

We are working on next year's lineup - call if you have any suggestions

  • Rosh Chodesh Coastal Women's Society
  • Men's Club Coming Soon

 

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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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.

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Volume 25 Number 12 | 25 Kislev, 5784 | December 8, ‘23

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 25 Number 12 | 25 Kislev, 5784 | December 8, ‘23
 
B"H
 
MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

The Talmud describes the original purpose of lighting the Chanukah candles as a form of publicly acknowledging the great miracles G-d has done for His people. That’s where the tradition of lighting the menorah in our windows or doorways comes from, which has now expanded into putting up outdoor Chanukah displays including large menorahs in the most public places.

Moreover, the mitzvah to light Chanukah candles with a blessing is at night, when it’s dark outside, symbolizing our constant mandate to be a light in the darkness. When the world around us chooses to go dark, we respond with light. So the menorah doesn’t only light up our own homes, but we share the light with the world around us, hoping that it catches on and spurs a dramatic increase of goodness and illumination.

If ever there was a time for us to proudly display our Jewishness, now is that time. The atrocities we witnessed in Israel on October 7th, followed by alarming displays of antisemitism around the world, remind us that no amount of hiding who we are as Jews will satisfy our haters. They want us gone, and the last thing we should be doing is giving them what they want.

So this year I encourage you, if you don’t already, to light your menorah in the most visible spot possible, be it at a window, a door, or anywhere else that it will be seen by anyone passing by your home. Then, broaden the reach of your light by posting pictures of it on social media for all to see.

And don’t forget that Chanukah is not just for kids. Every Jewish home should light candles each night of the holiday, even if your kids are grown and living on their own. Regardless of your age or your station in life, you have the ability to be the light!

Shabbat shalom and happy Chanukah!

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad and Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES FOR PEACE:

Shabbat Candlelighting Time: @ 4:24pm
Shabbat Ends: @ 5:22pm

Come pick up a Shabbat Candle lighting kit with the prayers and instructions. Stop by any Friday from 11:00am until Candle lighting time. Take an extra one to give to a friend.

 


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

MINYAN SCHEDULE

SERVICES THIS WEEK: 

Friday @ 4:30pm @ Chabad of Encinitas 735 Adelaide Circle

Saturday @ 10am

Sunday @ 8:30am

Monday @ 5pm @ Chabad of Encinitas (at Chanukah Party)

Tuesday @ 8:30am

Tuesday @ 4pm @ The Forum Shops (at Chanukah Party)

PLEASE LET US KNOW WHICH DAY/S YOU CAN COME.

Thank you in advance and G-d bless!

 

Minyanim Needed for Yarzeit

Minyanim are needed as we mark the Yarzeit of the Rebbetzin’s father, R’ Chaim Israel. Monday evening the Minyan will take place at the Chabad of Encinitas Block Party (Adelaide Circle, Encinitas), at 5pm. On Tuesday morning it will take place at shul at 8:30am (please commit, it’s going to be tight), and then Tuesday afternoon at the Forum Chanukah party at 4pm.

If you are able to help with this precious Mitzvah opportunity please respond as soon as possible.

Thank you and G-d bless!

 

It’s Chanukah Time!

Let’s Celebrate!

Thank you to our generous sponsor Suzanne Haray!

We have a very full schedule planned for your enjoyment! Please see the details below.
 

 

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.

 

Supporting Our Community

End-of-Year Campaign

Friends,

As we close out 2023, it is important to share our vision for the collective future of our community. Despite numerous challenges we have had a year of tremendous growth, Baruch Hashem!

Our Capital Campaign has made progress. Our preschool has grown and prospered. Our class offerings have been robust. Our services have continued to inspire.

All of this is because of YOU, our supporters, our community, our family!

At this time of year many people like to make their charitable contributions. We would not only be honored, but we would be inspired by your continued support. Your financial backing is our life-blood; it is the rocket fuel we need to spur our continued growth and success.

If you can see your way to include Chabad at La Costa in your end-of-year plans we would be most appreciative! Please see below for the various giving channels available.

May Hashem bless you and your family with a fantastic 2024!

Sincerely,

Rabbi Eilfort

 

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 Eilfort in memory of Chaim Israel’s Yarzeit, the Rebbetzin’s father. It is also being sponsored by Rabbi and Mrs Levi and Tzippy Israel, who are visiting with their family from New York in honor of the Yarzeit.

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

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

A Difficult Time for Our People

By: Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort

Director of Chabad at La Costa

The following represents my personal feelings regarding current events in Israel and around the world, and I am speaking only for myself.

The purpose of this article is not to make the reader feel badly about the state of the world right now. Therefore, I will not be emphasizing the rampant anti-semitism, which is being mis-identified (perhaps on purpose) as anti-Zionism. Nor will I point out that the campuses of the ‘finest’ universities in this country have been conquered by nazi-sympathizers and supporters, some of whom are in positions of significant power. I will stay away from dealing with the obscene hypocritical double standard with which the UN, the vast majority of countries in the world, and mainstream media treat Israel. I won’t even comment on the incredibly well-funded and well-organized rabble, also known as professional demonstrators, terrorizing Jewish people and institutions around the country and the world. Incredibly, these hooligans were already demonstrating against Israel before the Jewish blood had dried from the terror attacks of October 7th.

As an aside, these seem to be mostly the same types who were behind the “Occupy” Movement, then the BLM Movement, the Defund the Police Movement, the Anti this and Anti that Movements. (Seriously, don’t these folks have real lives?) Of course there are sincere people involved who mean well. Intentions mean nothing! Outcomes are what counts. ‘The tree is judged by the fruit it produces.’

Instead, I will speak about the lessons we must draw from the current crisis.

The Code of Jewish Law emphasizes that we must, whenever and wherever possible, protect ourselves. We cannot rely on the goodwill of others to protect our lives and property. Be aware of your surroundings and be prepared. I am not suggesting that we become paranoid and see evil everywhere we look. I am suggesting that every one of us work on our situational awareness.   

We must make sure that our children are taught the truth. Israel, and America for that matter, are forces for good in the world. It seems that the public sphere has become hyper-critical of both. There is no country in the world that have been finer examples to humanity and forces for good than Israel and the US. It is incumbent upon all parents, grandparents, spiritual advisors, friends, and communities to vigorously instill this truth in the minds of our children, so they will be equipped to address the lies.

The notion that a weaker party is, by definition, the victim, is hogwash. Hamas is evil. The IDF is good. Yes, it is that simple. Be proud to speak the truth.

We owe our Jewish community our presence and participation. The October 7th attacks have shaken all of us. People are justifiably scared. There have been countless stories of people attempting to hide their Jewishness in various ways, from taking down Mezuzos to tucking in Star of David necklaces. The opposite is needed now. We must be proud of who we are. We must expand our Jewish footprint! This is how darkness/evil will be defeated.

Most importantly: we must come together as never before! Now is not the time to emphasize our differences. Now is the time to stand together, in support of one another and in support of our communities, and in support of our beloved land of Israel! Now is the time to be counted in your synagogue, to give extra charity to benefit those suffering the most in Israel, and to pray to the Almighty asking for His protection!

It is our ability to thrive, even under duress, that will help us ultimately win this battle. G-d willing, this will be the final battle as we yearn for the immediate arrival of our Righteous Moshiach!

 

Haftarah for Shabbos Chanukah

Zechariah 2:14-4:7.

This haftorah is read on Shabbat Chanukah as it contains a vision of the golden Temple Menorah.

This prophecy was communicated by Zechariah shortly before the building of the Second Temple. The haftorah opens with a vivid depiction of the joy that will prevail when G‑d will return to Jerusalem: "Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for, behold! I will come and dwell in your midst, says the L-rd."

The prophet then describes a scene in the Heavenly Court: Satan was seeking to incriminate Joshua, the first High Priest to serve in the Second Temple, because of the "soiled garments" (i.e. sins) he was wearing. G‑d himself defends the High Priest: "And the Lord said to Satan: The Lord shall rebuke you, O Satan; the Lord who chose Jerusalem shall rebuke you. Is [Joshua] not a brand plucked from fire?" I.e., how dare Satan prosecute an individual who endured the hardships of exile? "And He raised His voice and said to those standing before him, saying, 'Take the filthy garments off him.' And He said to him, 'See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I have clad you with clean garments.'"

G‑d then proceeds to outline the rewards awaiting Joshua if he and his descendents follow G‑d's ways. The ultimate reward is, "Behold! I will bring My servant, the Shoot, " an allsion to Moshiach, the Shoot of David.

Zechariah then describes a vision of a golden seven-branched Menorah. An angel interprets the meaning of this vision: "This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel [descendent of King David, one of the protagonists in the building of the Second Temple], 'Not by military force and not by physical strength, but by My spirit,' says the Lord of Hosts." Meaning that Zerubbabel's descendent, Moshiach, will have no difficulty in his task, it will be as simple as lighting a menorah.

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 Eileen Tilt, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Estelle Kupchin, Rebecca Nejathaim, Edith Bloch, Chaim Israel, Joseph Richland, Georgian Lazer, Bernard Schulman, 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, be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors: Sponsors Needed ...

December 9: The Eilfort and Israel Families

December 16: Follie's Birthday

December 23: No Sponsor

December 30 No Sponsor

FUTURE KIDDUSH SPONSORS NEEDED

Sponsoring a Kiddush is a great way to feel part of the Chabad at La Costa family!

FUNDRAISING & VOLUNTEERING
Giving & Helping Opportunities

 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 strong for three years! 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 7:00pm

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

Would you like to SPONSOR next year's JLI lineup? 

FALL – 6 LESSONS  The World of Kabbalah - Revealing How Its Mystical  Secrets Relate to You

WINTER – 6 LESSONS  Advice for Life - The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Guidance for  Leading a More Purposeful Life

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. )

 

 Coastal Gan - Going Strong!

 

Hebrew School Calendar and Events for this year

 

We are working on next year's lineup - call if you have any suggestions

  • Rosh Chodesh Coastal Women's Society
  • Men's Club Coming Soon

 

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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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.

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 Neal Sperling Business Development

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

 

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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 11 | 18 Kislev, 5784 | December 1, ‘23

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 25 Number 11 | 18 Kislev, 5784 | December 1, ‘23
 
B"H
 
MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

We rejoice in the release of some of the hostages in recent days, but our hearts remain heavy for those still in captivity and the innocent lives brutally taken.

As we continue to pray for the release of all the hostages and an end to the horrors, we are reminded of the words of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the Alter Rebbe, founder of the Chabad movement. Upon his release from his own captivity, where he was imprisoned on trumped-up charges that he was supporting the Russian Czar’s enemies (when in fact he was sending money to the Jews living in Israel, then under Ottoman rule), he wrote the following:

“On Tuesday, the 19th of Kislev, G-d did wonders in the world … When I read the verse [in Psalms 55] ‘He redeemed my soul with peace,’ before I even began the following verse, I was released in peace.”

A peaceful end to the hostilities doesn’t mean that things go back to the way they were. Living under constant threat of attack is not peace. Peace means that the threats have been completely eliminated and that we move on to a state of total tranquility.

So as we mark the anniversary of the Alter Rebbe’s release from prison—and the subsequent dissemination of the light of Torah to even further reaches than prior to his imprisonment—we pray that the world will experience true peace. Not just where things go back to the way they were, but the ultimate era of peace, with the Final Redemption and the coming of Moshiach.

May it be today!

Shabbat shalom,

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad and Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES FOR PEACE:

Shabbat Candlelighting Time: @ 4:24pm
Shabbat Ends: @ 5:22pm

Come pick up a Shabbat Candle lighting kit with the prayers and instructions. Stop by any Friday from 11:00am until Candle lighting time. Take an extra one to give to a friend.

 


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

MINYAN SCHEDULE

SERVICES THIS WEEK: 

Friday 4:30 pm

Saturday @ 10:am

Sunday @ 8:30am

PLEASE LET US KNOW WHICH DAY/S YOU CAN COME.

Thank you in advance and G-d bless!

 

BMH Shabbaton THIS Week

This Shabbos, about 90 of our friends from the BMH shul in Los Angeles will be joining us. This will be the third year they will be coming. It is so lovely having this beautiful community join ours and share in the joy of Shabbos! Please make sure to welcome them with your usual warmth and love.

We will probably handle the Kiddush the same way as in previous years, which is to have their group in one area and our members in another with a double buffet to minimize the inconvenience.

In their generosity and graciousness, they have invited our community to join in a concert on Saturday night. Please see the flyer below. It will certainly be a great weekend!

 

Chanukah is Almost Here

Thank you to our generous sponsor Suzanne Haray!
We have a very full schedule planned for your enjoyment! Please see the details below.

 

 

Tehillim neged(against) Tillim

Tillim are rockets in Hebrew. Add a Hey (ה) for Hashem’s name and it’s Tehillim. Join me in completing the entire book of Psalms together as a group. 

 

“5 Minutes Today for Israel”

Dear Community,

The past month has been unimaginable. While still deep in grief, we are being overwhelmed with horrifying videos, stories, posts, and countless incidents of antisemitism. Nonetheless, we still need to focus on advocacy. Our pro-Israel voices must be heard.

It’s difficult to know what to do in order to maximize our effectiveness.

"5 Minutes Today for Israel" provides a centralized, manageable action-item bulletin to focus your efforts. Please opt in to receive a daily list of single-click actions you can take, straight from your inbox, to advocate for Israel and push back against antisemitism. 

OPT-IN HERE  

 

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.

 

Weekly Parsha Class:

Rabbi Sholom will be teaching the Rohr JLI's Torah Studies lesson every week. This is a weekly class you will not want to miss. Available in person, on Zoom, and on Facebook Live.

 

The WORLD OF KABBALAH is coming to YOU 

What do the Kabbalistic terms mean? How do they apply to you? Six lessons with Nechama.

Lesson 4
The World of Chaos.
Study the primordial spiritual universe of Tohu, its purpose in creation, and its enduring impact on human nature. Discover the roots of inner moral conflict and the key to harnessing our negative natures to achieve fulfillment.

We have begun a WOMEN's CLASS. Call for more info - 760.943.8891 

Register at myjli.com/learn/carlsbad 

 

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Blossom Nejathaim in loving memory of Rebecca Nejathaim. It is being cosponsored by the BMH 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

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!

 

Supporting Our Community

Volunteers Needed

We have received some requests for help from our community and the Rabbis and Rebbetzins are maxed out in their commitments. If you would be able to visit with some people who are not well and/or lonely, or to help with our weekly Challah/Soup deliveries, it would be greatly appreciated and a HUGE Mitzvah! Please respond to this message if you can help.

G-d bless and THANK YOU in advance!

 

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

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

A Difficult Time for Our People

By: Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort

Director of Chabad at La Costa

The following represents my personal feelings regarding current events in Israel and around the world, and I am speaking only for myself.

The purpose of this article is not to make the reader feel badly about the state of the world right now. Therefore, I will not be emphasizing the rampant anti-semitism, which is being mis-identified (perhaps on purpose) as anti-Zionism. Nor will I point out that the campuses of the ‘finest’ universities in this country have been conquered by nazi-sympathizers and supporters, some of whom are in positions of significant power. I will stay away from dealing with the obscene hypocritical double standard with which the UN, the vast majority of countries in the world, and mainstream media treat Israel. I won’t even comment on the incredibly well-funded and well-organized rabble, also known as professional demonstrators, terrorizing Jewish people and institutions around the country and the world. Incredibly, these hooligans were already demonstrating against Israel before the Jewish blood had dried from the terror attacks of October 7th.

As an aside, these seem to be mostly the same types who were behind the “Occupy” Movement, then the BLM Movement, the Defund the Police Movement, the Anti this and Anti that Movements. (Seriously, don’t these folks have real lives?) Of course there are sincere people involved who mean well. Intentions mean nothing! Outcomes are what counts. ‘The tree is judged by the fruit it produces.’

Instead, I will speak about the lessons we must draw from the current crisis.

1. The Code of Jewish Law emphasizes that we must, whenever and wherever possible, protect ourselves. We cannot rely on the goodwill of others to protect our lives and property. Be aware of your surroundings and be prepared. I am not suggesting that we become paranoid and see evil everywhere we look. I am suggesting that every one of us work on our situational awareness.   

2. We must make sure that our children are taught the truth. Israel, and America for that matter, are forces for good in the world. It seems that the public sphere has become hyper-critical of both. There is no country in the world that have been finer examples to humanity and forces for good than Israel and the US. It is incumbent upon all parents, grandparents, spiritual advisors, friends, and communities to vigorously instill this truth in the minds of our children, so they will be equipped to address the lies.

3. The notion that a weaker party is, by definition, the victim, is hogwash. Hamas is evil. The IDF is good. Yes, it is that simple. Be proud to speak the truth.

4. We owe our Jewish community our presence and participation. The October 7th attacks have shaken all of us. People are justifiably scared. There have been countless stories of people attempting to hide their Jewishness in various ways, from taking down Mezuzos to tucking in Star of David necklaces. The opposite is needed now. We must be proud of who we are. We must expand our Jewish footprint! This is how darkness/evil will be defeated.

5. Most importantly: we must come together as never before! Now is not the time to emphasize our differences. Now is the time to stand together, in support of one another and in support of our communities, and in support of our beloved land of Israel! Now is the time to be counted in your synagogue, to give extra charity to benefit those suffering the most in Israel, and to pray to the Almighty asking for His protection!

It is our ability to thrive, even under duress, that will help us ultimately win this battle. G-d willing, this will be the final battle as we yearn for the immediate arrival of our Righteous Moshiach!

 

Haftarah for Parshas Vayishlach from Chabad.org

Obadiah 1:1-21.

This week's haftorah mentions the punishment of Edom, the descendents of Esau, whose conflict with Jacob is chronicled in this week's Torah reading.

The prophet Obadiah, himself an Edomian convert to Judaism, describes the punishment destined for the nation of Edom. The Edomites did not come to Judea's aid when she was being destroyed by the Babylonians, and even joined in the carnage. Many years later the Edomites (the Roman Empire) themselves destroyed the Second Temple and mercilessly killed and enslaved their Jewish cousins.

Though the Roman Empire was one of the mightiest to ever inhabit the earth, the prophet forewarns: "If you go up high like an eagle, and if you place your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down, says the Lord. . . And the house of Jacob shall be fire and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau shall become stubble, and they shall ignite them and consume them, and the house of Esau shall have no survivors, for the Lord has spoken."

After describing the division of Esau's lands amongst the returning Judean exiles, the haftorah concludes with the well known phrase: "And saviors shall ascend Mt. Zion to judge the mountain of Esau, and the Lord shall have the kingdom."

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 Sam Alter, Max Infeld, Muka Rodal, Seth Golub, Julia Horowitz, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Esther Fish, Ama Levin, Vera Medvinsky, 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, be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors: Sponsors Needed ...

December 2: BMH Shul
                    Blossom Nejathaim

 

FUTURE KIDDUSH SPONSORS NEEDED

Sponsoring a Kiddush is a great way to feel part of the Chabad at La Costa family!

FUNDRAISING & VOLUNTEERING
Giving & Helping Opportunities

 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 strong for three years! 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 7:00pm

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

Would you like to SPONSOR next year's JLI lineup? 

FALL – 6 LESSONS  The World of Kabbalah - Revealing How Its Mystical  Secrets Relate to You

WINTER – 6 LESSONS  Advice for Life - The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Guidance for  Leading a More Purposeful Life

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. )

 

 Coastal Gan - Going Strong!

 

Hebrew School Calendar and Events for this year

 

We are working on next year's lineup - call if you have any suggestions

  • Rosh Chodesh Coastal Women's Society
  • Men's Club Coming Soon

 

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 10 | 11 Kislev, 5784 | November 24, ‘23

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 25 Number 10 | 11 Kislev, 5784 | November 24, ‘23
 
B"H
 
MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

The seasons have changed, our daylight hours have become increasingly shorter, and the nights have become longer and colder. It is hard to believe that a month and a half has passed since the horrific Simchat Torah massacre on October 7th. Israel is at war, and our hostages have still not returned.

We are now in the Jewish month of Kislev, the month when we celebrate the victory and power of light. Though it is such a dark month outside, it is also a month of miracles and a time when the glow of the candle shines its brightest. As the blackness lingers outdoors, we need to create greater brightness within.

Throughout the history of the Jewish people, many nations have tried to destroy us and snuff out our light. But we remain here today, still shining the light of Divine morality, spreading the beautiful teachings of the Torah, and performing mitzvot.

This week, we read more about our third patriarch, Jacob (Yaakov). The name Yaakov is made up of a yud, which is the smallest letter and refers to the essence of G-d, and eikev, which means “heel,” the lowest part of the body. The mission of the Jewish people is to bring the light of G-d into even the lowest and darkest reaches of our world.