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Volume 23 Number 37 | 19 Iyar, 5782 | May 20, 2022

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 23 Number 37 | 19 Iyar, 5782 | May 20, 2022

 
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CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad - Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES AT 7:27 PM – Friday, May 20, ‘22
SHABBAT ENDS 8:28 PM  -  Saturday, May 21, ‘22

MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

Dear Friends,

This week saw two unique Jewish holidays, with important lessons for our lives:

Pesach Sheini, the second Passover, is the day that anyone who was unable to offer the Passover sacrifice at the appointed time was given an opportunity to do so a month later. The lesson there is that even when things seem lost, there can always be a second chance to correct the past.

Lag Baomer, the day we mark the passing of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, the talmudic sage who introduced the study of Jewish mysticism to the masses. This day reminds us to always study Torah with an eye on the esoteric. Dig past the surface, peel away the layers, and discover the true essence of the universe.

The messages of these dates are eternal and apply even today, in 2022, and will continue being central to Jewish tradition, leading the way to the coming of Moshiach, very soon!

Shabbat shalom,

SHABBOS NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
We are Open for Services this Week – And there WILL NOT BE Soup & Challah

NEW JLI Course Begins MONDAY (Not too late to sign up!)

Beyond Right - The Values that Shape Judaism's Civil Code

Talmudic analysis and mind-bending logic have long been a hallmark of Jewish scholarship. But buried beneath much of the discussion and legalese are core Jewish values that fuel so much of the debate. This course examines a number of key legal issues that disclose fundamental ethical considerations that serve as the engine of Jewish civil law. MCLE BOARD-APPROVED IN MANY STATES FOR UP TO NINE (9) CLE CREDITS FOR ATTORNEYS

Lesson 1 Click here for the first chapter of the student book

Beyond Good Neighbors

Most laws are designed to protect the rights of people and their property. But Judaism’s civil code is driven by a different goal. Explore how laws of damages and disputes support a uniquely Jewish view of the human mission.

Kiddush Sponsor(s)

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by George Reh in loving memory of his father, Emery Reh, on his Yarzeit.
Everyone is invited to join in and enjoy this special Mitzvah.

NEW CLASS on Shabbos Afternoon

Join Rabbi Eilfort on Shabbos afternoon after Kiddush as we will study the weekly chapter of Pirkei Avot, Ethics of Our Fathers, together. Pirkei Avot are beautiful and inspirational teachings from the times of the Mishnah (approximately two thousand years ago), which tell us about proper behavior and priorities. 

Friday Night Services This Week

Join Chabad at La Costa tonight at 7:00pm for Scotch & Sushi Friday Night Services. These services are family-friendly and everyone is invited. 

SPECIAL KIDDUSH CELEBRATION HONORING CHANNAH HALE & LEN HYMAN NEXT WEEK

Please mark your calendars for a very special celebration honoring Channah Hale and Len Hyman next Shabbos, May 28th. Channah and Len have been incredible supporters of our community for a long time. Each of them made significant commitments and gifts that will help insure the future of our community in perpetuity (more details to follow). 

Channah and Len are the foundation of our community and so we will show them our appreciation and love at a special Kiddush. 
PLEASE join us next Saturday for a fabulous Kiddush-Luncheon in their honor!  

 
RABBI'S WEEKLY ARTICLE
Rabbi's Letter | Thought for the Week | Haftarah 

A Word of Torah
Living with the Times

Parshat Behar

Based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe

By Rabbi Sholom Kesselman

Parshat Behar begins: “G‑d spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai . . .”

There is a well-known Midrash that explains that Mount Sinai was the lowest of all the mountains, and so G‑d chose it to teach us a lesson in humility: If you want to be a vessel for the Torah, you must feel yourself to be lowly and humble.

This, however, leads to the question: If G‑d wanted to teach us a lesson in humility, why give the Torah on a mountain in the first place? Wouldn’t a valley be a better representation of humility?

The answer is that we need both: the greatness of a mountain, but the humility of Sinai.

This dichotomy is expressed beautifully in the Parshah itself.

One of the main mitzvahs featured in the Parshah is the Yovel (Jubilee). Every 50 years, the figurative reset button is pressed. All Jewish slaves are set free, and all land that was sold since the previous Yovel is automatically returned to its original owners.

What is the point behind this reset? Why did the Torah institute such a mechanism, where all transactions become undone and everything reverts back to its original status?

There are two very different and profound answers found in the works of the Rishonim (early commentators).

The Lesson in Humility

According to the Chinuch (an anonymous 13th-century commentary on the mitzvahs), G‑d wants us to remember that everything belongs to Him and is controlled by Him. As a person goes about conducting his business and acquiring wealth, he can begin to develop a sense of self-importance. He can start to feel like he controls his own destiny and that he alone is responsible for his great successes. So every 50 years, G‑d reminds him that He is in control. Whatever this person may have acquired is returned to its original owner, and he realizes that only G‑d can control who ends up with what.

The Yovel, then, is a lesson in humility. It reminds the person of how small he is and how little power and influence he has over destiny. It’s G‑d who runs the world, and only He will decide who gets what.

The Lesson in Pride

Ralbag (Rabbi Levi ben Gershon) approaches the Yovel from another angle. A person who needs to sell himself as a slave or sell his property is generally from the ranks of the poor and destitute. Such a person can easily lose all hope of ever becoming successful again, and his life can spiral downward until he feels like he has nothing left to live for. To prevent this from happening, G‑d instituted the Yovel. Even if a man becomes so desperate as to have to sell himself as a slave and sell his home, he need not despair. There is light at the end of the tunnel, and hope for a better future. Come the Yovel, he will automatically regain his freedom and have his home and property returned to him. This knowledge keeps his spirits up even while he is in his difficult state, and gives him a reason to keep persevering for a better future.

The Yovel, then, is a lesson in pride. It reminds a person to remain strong and hopeful even when things are looking down. It tells him that he will never be truly defeated, and that he always has the ability to turn things around again.

The Paradox

The Yovel speaks of strength, pride and perseverance, and at the same time of humility and human fragility. It is thus the mitzvah which best captures the paradox of Mount Sinai, the mountain of humility.

The lesson is clear: In life, a person must assume both attitudes. He must constantly juggle his humility and pride. There is great danger in exaggerating one attitude at the expense of the other.

A person who focuses too much on his frailty and smallness can become stagnant and unmotivated. Why work hard and persevere, when he has so little say regarding his success in life? One needs self-belief and strength of character to stay motivated and keep persevering.

On the other hand, if a person gets too caught up in himself, it could lead to a false sense of power and invincibility. Strength of character can easily turn into arrogance, and he could forget about G‑d. One needs humility as well. He needs to keep in mind that ultimately G‑d runs the world, and we must therefore submit ourselves to His will.

We must aspire to be like Mount Sinai—the quintessential humble mountain.

Haftarah for Shabbat Parshat Behar

Jeremiah 32:6-22.

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

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

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

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

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

Weekly Sermon will take place immediately following the Daily Tanya class, on Erev Shabbat or Erev HaChag (the eve of the holiday). It usually is at about 9am, but if you cannot catch it live it remains recorded on the Rabbi’s Facebook feed. 

Join Rabbi Eilfort Friday mornings on Facebook Live for his Weekly Sermon. If you have not already done so, please send Rabbi Eilfort (Yeruchem Eilfort) a Friend Request on Facebook!

FUNDRAISING & VOLUNTEERING
GIVING & HELPING OPPORTUNITIES

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

 The Foundation Project - Donations

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.

To donate securely online follow this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate

Soup and Challah - NO - Soup & Challah This Week

We are always seeking additional volunteers to help deliver Soup and Challah. If you can help with this beautiful Mitzvah please respond to this message. Thank you and G-d bless!

We will still be offering Soup and Challah to those who request it. Sometimes we will need people to pick it up themselves from shul, depending on the volunteer drivers’ status. Our focus is now to have people join us at shul so we can enjoy Kiddush TOGETHER!

Our A Team is busy preparing Challahs for the community as this is being written (and THANK YOU to our amazing donors for making that happen!). However, we are facing a big challenge as we need angels to deliver the fruit of our ovens to our hungry constituents. If you are ready, willing, and able to assist please respond to this message or contact the Rebbetzin to volunteer ASAP. G-d bless you!

If you can help with deliveries, reach out to Kayla or Nechama.

Please note that all food is prepared and delivered using recommended safeguards.

Sponsor a Kiddush

A huge thank you to our dedicated Kiddush Committee (including but not limited to): Naomi Alter, Sheila Lebovitz, Channah Hale, Kayla Perez, and the Rebbetzin.

Our weekly, communal lunch is a chance to enjoy our gorgeous Shabbos atmosphere, together with our wonderful community, in the beautiful surroundings of our breezeway and patios.

We thank our generous sponsors, without whom, none of this would be possible!

We always need additional sponsors.  If you have a birthday, anniversary, Yarzeit, or some other occasion you want to beautifully commemorate while benefiting the entire community please consider Kiddush sponsorship (half sponsorships also available). We also hope that everyone will be supportive and understand that multiple sponsors benefits the shul and doesn’t, in any way detract, from your occasion

If you are interested please respond to this message or call the shul, 760-943-8891, and you will be put in touch with the appropriate party to make your occasion happen. Please see below for a list of the upcoming Kiddush Sponsors.

Sponsors Appreciated (And Needed)

These are extraordinary times many people are reaching out for help and, Baruch Hashem / thank G-d, we are HERE to help! ‘We’ means YOU and US, TOGETHER. It is an amazing partnership that we have!

A very special thank you goes out to our “Super Sponsor” Channah Hale who has continuously stepped forward helping us to maintain this service!

We are extremely grateful to those who have reached out to help fund us, enabling us to serve others. Thank you to our amazing volunteer drivers - you can volunteer to deliver Soup and Challah!

Note About Sponsorships

You may have noticed that we seek multiple sponsors for the Kiddush, Challah, Soup, and Torah classes. We do this because we need to find ways to cover our budgetary shortfall that has been caused by the coronavirus. The donations coming to the shul have been dramatically reduced. We greatly appreciate those of you who are still supporting us! G-d bless you! We greatly appreciate your understanding as we seek ways of propping up the income necessary to keep things afloat. Your ideas about additional income streams are likewise greatly appreciated!

Easy Fundraising Opportunity 

First, let us take this opportunity to thank all of those who have had Facebook Birthday Fundraisers for Chabad at La Costa! I cannot tell you how much Nechama & I appreciate it! The money we have received through these fundraisers has helped our shul continue with programming, delivering soup and challah as well as other activities. 

Do you have a birthday coming up? We would be honored if you would consider making our shul the recipient of your birthday fundraiser.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to celebrate your birthday and do a wonderful Mitzvah at the same time? Thank you for your consideration and Happy Birthday!  

SPECIAL WISHES

Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

OUR HEARTFELT PRAYERS are extended to the victims of the terror attacks in Israel. 

OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES are extended to the families of the victims of the coronavirus.

OUR HEARTFELT PRAYERS are extended to the victims of the war in Ukraine. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Ilana Steelman, Rina Fenton, Lisa Chandler, Phyllis Mintz, Anna Rozansky, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Babs Walden, Emery Reh, and all of those whose Yarzeit is observed this week.

May Rabbi Naftali Levy, Brenda Joseph, Stephanie Lewis, Rachel Perez, Miriam Reisman, Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, Adam Lemberger, Sandy Radom, Rachel bas Shoshana, and Roz Mintz, be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors:

May 21: George Reh in honor of his Father’s Yarzeit.

May 28: SPECIAL KIDDUSH HONORING CHANNAH HALE AND LEN HYMAN

June 4: Alter family in memory of Poppy Sam Alter

June 11: The Joseph Family in Memory of Papa Bill

June 18: Alter Family in Memory of Peggy Kaufman Fass

 
CHABAD VIRTUAL & IN PERSON ACADEMY
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.

If you cannot get the classes online please email us at  [email protected] and we will work out a different arrangement.

Please note the new schedule of classes, which will be offered both in person and virtually beginning the week of February 20th: Classes will not be held during the Holidays.

Tanya - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life (Daily)

Join Rabbi Eilfort every morning on Facebook at 8am. Watch Live or watch the recording later in the day.

Caffeine for the Soul (Mondays)

Join Muka Rodal on Facebook every Monday at Noon. Watch Live or watch the recording later. In person starting soon! 

JLI Course - Beyond Right - The Values that Shape Judaism's Civil Code (Mondays)

Join Nechama in person   or on zoom from 7-9pm beginning May 16th. This is a paid course. Please sign up at https://www.myjli.com/index.html?task=location&lid=699 

Jewish Bootcamp (aka Judaism 101) (Wednesdays)

Join Rabbi Elia Wednesday at 7:30pm at Chabad of Encinitas 735 Adelaide Circle

Follow this link to sign up: https://www.chabadatlacosta.com/AdultEd

Torah Portion of the Week (Thursdays)

Join Rabbi Eilfort Thursdays at 7:15pm at Chabad La Costa.

Hebrew Reading RHA

with Nechama Eilfort After Passover - Details to be announced.

JLI Course - New Spring Course: Beyond Right - The Values that Shape Judaism's Civil Code (Mondays)

MCLE BOARD-APPROVED IN MANY STATES FOR UP TO NINE (9) CLE CREDITS FOR ATTORNEYS
Visit www.myjli.com/accreditation for a complete accreditation statement
 

Lesson Details
Lesson 1
Beyond Good Neighbors
Most laws are designed to protect the rights of people and their property. But Judaism’s civil code is driven by a different goal. Explore how laws of damages and disputes support a uniquely Jewish view of the human mission.

Lesson 2
Beyond Restitution
In seeking to restore the rights of plaintiffs, Jewish courts actively assist offenders in achieving full repentance too. Why? Discover the advantage of properly undoing damage over mere compensation.

Lesson 3
Beyond Taking Offense
You may feel a moral urge to speak up against an offensive action. But might you have a legal responsibility to deter someone from certain behaviors? Judaism says: Yes. In this lesson, we discuss why and when.

Lesson 4
Beyond Personal Freedom
With 613 commandments in the Torah and myriad rules expounded in the Talmud, can Judaism ever be called “liberating”? Let’s delve into the Exodus, the covenant, and the ways in which laws can lead to the purest human freedom.

Lesson 5
Beyond Lawful Ownership
Is the claim of ownership anything more than a subjective social agreement? A foundation of Chassidic thought is that material possessions contain spiritual energy that is specific to their owners. Let’s consider the owner’s rights and responsibilities through this lens.

Lesson 6
Beyond Presumption of Innocence
While a presumption of innocence can protect defendants from liability, it is not quite a declaration of uprightness. Jewish law goes so far as to presume every person’s core goodness. See how this view can lead us to a truly upright world.

 

Coastal Hebrew School

 

To find out more about our Hebrew school visit www.jewishencinitas.com/hebrewschool

Rosh Chodesh Coastal Women's Society

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Coastal Women's New Moon Circle

C-Teen Events

 

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

Covid Protocols

We are being extremely careful and are asking the following to anyone contemplating coming:

If you have ANY symptoms of Covid please do not come.
If you have been around anyone who has Covid please do not come.
If your doctor told you to be especially careful please do not come.
If you are concerned/afraid please do not come.
If you are not vaccinated please be extra careful with all above-listed stringencies and wear a mask.
Please maintain social distancing at all times.
Please wash and sanitize your hands regularly, especially before the kiddush.
This is a very difficult situation. We ask for your support and understanding as we do our absolute best in providing a vibrant spiritual home that is SAFE for our community. This means that even if you are not concerned about Covid please be thoughtful about those who are concerned. This means even if you are extremely concerned about Covid do not be judgmental of those who feel they must attend shul to ensure we have a minyan.

We choose to remain a close and loving community.  

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 *www.JewishEncinitas.com *Chabad of Carlsbad N

 

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!

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
Anonymous 1
Channah Hale
Len Hyman
Sheila Lebovitz
Ilyse Loven
David Markoff
Anonymous 2
Ed Richard

Sharon Silverstein
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.

Hebrew School & C-Kids

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Morah Chaya has worked diligently to create an amazing curriculum that will educate and inspire our students. Our teachers will always offer lots of positive reinforcement to the students so that they will not only learn, but they will ENJOY the EXPERIENCE! Please get back to us and let your friends know.  Our students want to be here!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Chaya Eilfort for info at [email protected].

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 23 Number 36 | 12 Iyar, 5782 | May 13, 2022

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 23 Number 36 | 12 Iyar, 5782 | May 13, 2022

 
B"H

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad - Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES AT 7:22 PM – Friday, May 13, ‘22
SHABBAT ENDS 8:22 PM  -  Saturday, May 14, ‘22

MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

Dear Friends,

This week’s Torah portion opens with a reminder that in order to ensure Jewish continuity, there must be education. And in order for the education to be successful, it has to be more than just texts and indoctrination; adults and teachers must serve as living examples for their children and students.

The context of this reminder is regarding the Kohanim, the priests who served in the Temple. They are required to follow a strict set of rules pertaining to ritual purity, and they must also ensure that their children learn these laws and are prepared to follow them once they come of age.

The same goes for the Jewish people as a whole, who are referred to as “a kingdom of priests.” By adhering to the Torah’s practices, the children grow up seeing how important sustaining Jewish tradition is. And thus, we are guaranteed Jewish continuity.

Shabbat shalom,

SHABBOS NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
We are Open for Services this Week – And there WILL BE Soup & Challah

Friday Night Services This Week

Join us tonight at 7pm for INSPIRATIONAL Scotch & Sushi Friday Night Services followed by Kiddush. These services are family-friendly and everyone is invited. 

A Week Full of Blessings is Coming

There are several holidays and new learning opportunities that occur this week, which bring meaning and joy into our lives!

We eat Matzah on Pesach Sheini. If you would like a box of our hand-baked Shmurah Matzah from the Ukraine please come by the shul TODAY.

  • NEW JLI Course Begins MONDAY (Not too late to sign up!) Beyond Right - The Values that Shape Judaism's Civil Code 

Talmudic analysis and mind-bending logic have long been a hallmark of Jewish scholarship. But buried beneath much of the discussion and legalese are core Jewish values that fuel so much of the debate. This course examines a number of key legal issues that disclose fundamental ethical considerations that serve as the engine of Jewish civil law. MCLE BOARD-APPROVED IN MANY STATES FOR UP TO NINE (9) CLE CREDITS FOR ATTORNEYS

  • Lag B’Omer Celebration & Information


To learn about this amazing day follow these links:

The History of Lag BaOmer

Jewish Customs and Traditions
 

Kiddush Sponsor(s)

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Channah Hale in loving memory of Baile Sarah Seigal and Sheila Lebovitz in honor of her ‘Bonus Birthday’ (come to shul to find out what that means). 
 

Covid Protocols

We are being extremely careful and are asking the following to anyone contemplating coming:

  1. If you have ANY symptoms of Covid please do not come.
  2. If you have been around anyone who has Covid please do not come.
  3. If your doctor told you to be especially careful please do not come.
  4. If you are concerned/afraid please do not come.
  5. If you are not vaccinated please be extra careful with all above-listed stringencies and wear a mask.
  6. Please maintain social distancing at all times.
  7. Please wash and sanitize your hands regularly, especially before the kiddush.

This is a very difficult situation. We ask for your support and understanding as we do our absolute best in providing a vibrant spiritual home that is SAFE for our community. This means that even if you are not concerned about Covid please be thoughtful about those who are concerned. This means even if you are extremely concerned about Covid do not be judgmental of those who feel they must attend shul to ensure we have a minyan.

We choose to remain a close and loving community.  

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

Soup and Challah - YES - Soup & Challah This Week

We are always seeking additional volunteers to help deliver Soup and Challah. If you can help with this beautiful Mitzvah please respond to this message. Thank you and G-d bless!

We will still be offering Soup and Challah to those who request it. Sometimes we will need people to pick it up themselves from shul, depending on the volunteer drivers’ status. Our focus is now to have people join us at shul so we can enjoy Kiddush TOGETHER!

Our A Team is busy preparing Challahs for the community as this is being written (and THANK YOU to our amazing donors for making that happen!). However, we are facing a big challenge as we need angels to deliver the fruit of our ovens to our hungry constituents. If you are ready, willing, and able to assist please respond to this message or contact the Rebbetzin to volunteer ASAP. G-d bless you!

If you can help with deliveries, reach out to Kayla or Nechama.

Please note that all food is prepared and delivered using recommended safeguards.

Sponsors Appreciated (And Needed)

These are extraordinary times many people are reaching out for help and, Baruch Hashem / thank G-d, we are HERE to help! ‘We’ means YOU and US, TOGETHER. It is an amazing partnership that we have!

A very special thank you goes out to our “Super Sponsor” Channah Hale who has continuously stepped forward helping us to maintain this service!

We are extremely grateful to those who have reached out to help fund us, enabling us to serve others. Thank you to our amazing volunteer drivers - you can volunteer to deliver Soup and Challah!

Note About Sponsorships

You may have noticed that we seek multiple sponsors for the Kiddush, Challah, Soup, and Torah classes. We do this because we need to find ways to cover our budgetary shortfall that has been caused by the coronavirus. The donations coming to the shul have been dramatically reduced. We greatly appreciate those of you who are still supporting us! G-d bless you! We greatly appreciate your understanding as we seek ways of propping up the income necessary to keep things afloat. Your ideas about additional income streams are likewise greatly appreciated!

 
RABBI'S WEEKLY ARTICLE
Rabbi's Letter | Thought for the Week | Haftarah 

A Word of Torah
Living with the Times

Parshat Emor
Based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe

At the beginning of the section of Emor - in which the festivals and their laws are enumerated - the verse says: “Six days shall you work, and the seventh day is a Sabbath of Sabbaths... you shall perform no labor.”

Rashi comments: “What is Sabbath doing among the festivals? To teach you that whoever desecrates the festivals is considered as if he desecrated the Sabbath, and whoever observes the festivals is considered as if he observed the Sabbath.”

Rashi’s comment needs to be understood: What is it about the festivals that makes their observance (by not laboring) or their non-observance (by laboring) tantamount to observing or desecrating the Sabbath?

The phrase “six days” refers not only to six individual days, but to a unit of time that is six days long. Thus, when the Torah states “Six days shall you work” it implies that G d made a distinct period of time during which, and only during which, labor is to be performed. Labor is thus prohibited during any and all times that do not fit in this weekday framework of six mundane days.

By prefacing the festival section with “Six days shall you work,” the Torah defines two general time periods with regard to labor: a) six days during which work should be done; b) any other time, during which labor is prohibited.

We thus understand that by implication, “whoever desecrates the festivals is considered as if he desecrated the Sabbath; whoever observes the festivals is considered as if he observed the Sabbath.” For although the punishment for performing labor during the festivals is less severe than that for working on the Sabbath, the general grounds for the prohibition during a festival is the same as on the Sabbath — neither time period is included within the six days during which work is permitted.

Our Sages say in the Mechilta that the phrase “Six days shall you work” is a positive commandment. Thus, not only is labor permitted during the six weekdays, it is a mitzvah. This is in keeping with the verse: “G d your L-rd will bless you in all you do ,” i.e., each person is to make of himself a natural receptacle for G d’s blessings.

However, this manner of conduct pertains only to the physical body, and to the Jew’s soul as it is clothed within his body. Though the body tends to conceal the eternal qualities of the G dly soul, the Torah commands every Jew to conduct himself according to nature. This is in accord with the sayings of our Sages: “One should not rely on miracles,” “The laws of the land are valid laws,” etc.

But with regard to the soul itself, labor is superfluous; the soul fulfills its purpose while enjoying the spiritual “rest” of Sabbaths and Festivals.

So two opposite aspects are required in the spiritual service of each and every Jew: During the “six days” in which a person is to labor, labor becomes a positive command. But when it comes to the Sabbaths and festivals, a Jew’s soul shines forth in all its glory. He must then transcend the body and its needs.

Understandably, while in such a state mundane work is anathema.

Haftarah for Shabbat Parshat Emor
Ezekiel 44:15-31.
This week's haftorah discusses various laws that pertain to the kohanim, the priests, a topic also discussed at length in the first part of the week's Torah portion.
Ezekiel prophesies about the service of the kohanim in the third Holy Temple which will be rebuilt after the Final Redemption. The prophet describes their priestly vestments, their personal care, whom they may and may not marry, and their special purity requirements which preclude them from coming in contact with a corpse, unless it's for a next of kin. He also discusses their calling as teachers and spiritual leaders.
The prophet conveys G d's word: "You shall give them no possession in Israel; I am their possession." The kohanim do not receive a portion in the Land of Israel, instead they partake of the sacrifices as well as various tithes.

Weekly Sermon will take place immediately following the Daily Tanya class, on Erev Shabbat or Erev HaChag (the eve of the holiday). It usually is at about 9am, but if you cannot catch it live it remains recorded on the Rabbi’s Facebook feed. 

Join Rabbi Eilfort Friday mornings on Facebook Live for his Weekly Sermon. If you have not already done so, please send Rabbi Eilfort (Yeruchem Eilfort) a Friend Request on Facebook!

FUNDRAISING & VOLUNTEERING
GIVING & HELPING OPPORTUNITIES

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

 The Foundation Project - Donations

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.

To donate securely online follow this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate

Sponsor a Kiddush

A huge thank you to our dedicated Kiddush Committee (including but not limited to): Naomi Alter, Sheila Lebovitz, Channah Hale, Kayla Perez, and the Rebbetzin.

Our weekly, communal lunch is a chance to enjoy our gorgeous Shabbos atmosphere, together with our wonderful community, in the beautiful surroundings of our breezeway and patios.

We thank our generous sponsors, without whom, none of this would be possible!

We always need additional sponsors.  If you have a birthday, anniversary, Yarzeit, or some other occasion you want to beautifully commemorate while benefiting the entire community please consider Kiddush sponsorship (half sponsorships also available). We also hope that everyone will be supportive and understand that multiple sponsors benefits the shul and doesn’t, in any way detract, from your occasion

If you are interested please respond to this message or call the shul, 760-943-8891, and you will be put in touch with the appropriate party to make your occasion happen. Please see below for a list of the upcoming Kiddush Sponsors.

Easy Fundraising Opportunity 

First, let us take this opportunity to thank all of those who have had Facebook Birthday Fundraisers for Chabad at La Costa! I cannot tell you how much Nechama & I appreciate it! The money we have received through these fundraisers has helped our shul continue with programming, delivering soup and challah as well as other activities. 

Do you have a birthday coming up? We would be honored if you would consider making our shul the recipient of your birthday fundraiser.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to celebrate your birthday and do a wonderful Mitzvah at the same time? Thank you for your consideration and Happy Birthday!  

SPECIAL WISHES

Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

OUR HEARTFELT PRAYERS are extended to the victims of the terror attacks in Israel. 

OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES are extended to the families of the victims of the coronavirus.

OUR HEARTFELT PRAYERS are extended to the victims of the war in Ukraine. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Sara Reisman, Chava Klipper, Tony French, Ruthie Ventura, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER the victims of the tragedy that took place last year in Meron on Lag B’Omer, Laish Baram, and all of those whose Yarzeit is observed this week.

May Rabbi Naftali Levy, Brenda Joseph, Stephanie Lewis, Rachel Perez, Miriam Reisman, Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, Adam Lemberger, Sandy Radom, Rachel bas Shoshana, and Roz Mintz, be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors:

May 14: Channah Hale in Memory of Baile Sarah Seigal
             Sheila Lebovitz BONUS BIRTHDAY

May 21: George Reh in honor of his Father’s Yarzeit.

May 28: SPECIAL KIDDUSH HONORING CHANNAH HALE AND LEN HYMAN

June 4: Alter family in memory of Poppy Sam Alter

June 11: The Joseph Family in Memory of Papa Bill
 

 
CHABAD VIRTUAL & IN PERSON ACADEMY
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.

If you cannot get the classes online please email us at  [email protected] and we will work out a different arrangement.

Please note the new schedule of classes, which will be offered both in person and virtually beginning the week of February 20th: Classes will not be held during the Holidays.

Tanya - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life (Daily)

Join Rabbi Eilfort every morning on Facebook at 8am. Watch Live or watch the recording later in the day.

Caffeine for the Soul (Mondays)

Join Muka Rodal on Facebook every Monday at Noon. Watch Live or watch the recording later. In person starting soon! 

JLI Course - Beyond Right - The Values that Shape Judaism's Civil Code (Mondays)

Join Nechama in person   or on zoom from 7-9pm beginning May 16th. This is a paid course. Please sign up at https://www.myjli.com/index.html?task=location&lid=699 

Jewish Bootcamp (aka Judaism 101) (Wednesdays)

Join Rabbi Elia Wednesday at 7:30pm at Chabad of Encinitas 735 Adelaide Circle

Follow this link to sign up: https://www.chabadatlacosta.com/AdultEd

Torah Portion of the Week (Thursdays)

Join Rabbi Eilfort Thursdays at 7:15pm at Chabad La Costa.

Hebrew Reading RHA

with Nechama Eilfort After Passover - Details to be announced.

JLI Course - New Spring Course: Beyond Right - The Values that Shape Judaism's Civil Code (Mondays)

MCLE BOARD-APPROVED IN MANY STATES FOR UP TO NINE (9) CLE CREDITS FOR ATTORNEYS
Visit www.myjli.com/accreditation for a complete accreditation statement
 

Lesson Details
Lesson 1
Beyond Good Neighbors
Most laws are designed to protect the rights of people and their property. But Judaism’s civil code is driven by a different goal. Explore how laws of damages and disputes support a uniquely Jewish view of the human mission.

Lesson 2
Beyond Restitution
In seeking to restore the rights of plaintiffs, Jewish courts actively assist offenders in achieving full repentance too. Why? Discover the advantage of properly undoing damage over mere compensation.

Lesson 3
Beyond Taking Offense
You may feel a moral urge to speak up against an offensive action. But might you have a legal responsibility to deter someone from certain behaviors? Judaism says: Yes. In this lesson, we discuss why and when.

Lesson 4
Beyond Personal Freedom
With 613 commandments in the Torah and myriad rules expounded in the Talmud, can Judaism ever be called “liberating”? Let’s delve into the Exodus, the covenant, and the ways in which laws can lead to the purest human freedom.

Lesson 5
Beyond Lawful Ownership
Is the claim of ownership anything more than a subjective social agreement? A foundation of Chassidic thought is that material possessions contain spiritual energy that is specific to their owners. Let’s consider the owner’s rights and responsibilities through this lens.

Lesson 6
Beyond Presumption of Innocence
While a presumption of innocence can protect defendants from liability, it is not quite a declaration of uprightness. Jewish law goes so far as to presume every person’s core goodness. See how this view can lead us to a truly upright world.

 

Coastal Hebrew School

 

To find out more about our Hebrew school visit www.jewishencinitas.com/hebrewschool

Rosh Chodesh Coastal Women's Society

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Coastal Women's New Moon Circle

C-Teen Events

 

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

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 *www.JewishEncinitas.com *Chabad of Carlsbad N

 

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!

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
Anonymous 1
Channah Hale
Len Hyman
Sheila Lebovitz
Ilyse Loven
David Markoff
Anonymous 2
Ed Richard

Sharon Silverstein
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.

Hebrew School & C-Kids

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Morah Chaya has worked diligently to create an amazing curriculum that will educate and inspire our students. Our teachers will always offer lots of positive reinforcement to the students so that they will not only learn, but they will ENJOY the EXPERIENCE! Please get back to us and let your friends know.  Our students want to be here!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Chaya Eilfort for info at [email protected].

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!

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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.

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Volume 23 Number 35 | 5 Iyar, 5782 | May 6, 2022

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 23 Number 35 | 5 Iyar, 5782 | May 6, 2022

 
B"H

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad - Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES AT 7:17 PM – Friday, May 6, ‘22
SHABBAT ENDS 8:16 PM  -  Saturday, May 7, ‘22

MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

Dear Friends,
The name of this week’s Torah portion is Kedoshim, which literally means “holy,” as G‑d tells the Jewish people that they are obligated to always be holy.

Holiness can mean different things depending on the context, and here it means that G‑d wants us to be different, to stand out and live differently from everyone around us. Another term sometimes used in the Torah for this is hevdel, “separation,” implying that we are to keep ourselves separate and behave differently.

These words might sound familiar, as at their root they are associated with the ceremonies we use to usher Shabbat in and out. We begin Shabbat with kiddush and we conclude it with havdalah — leaving the holy day sandwiched between these two rituals.

Shabbat is a day that stands out among the rest of the week, and it must therefore be highlighted by special rituals at its beginning and end.

And just like Shabbat, the Jewish people must also be highlighted, in the way we act and in the way we treat the world around us.

With prayers for the coming of Moshiach very soon,

SHABBOS NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
We are Open for Services this Week – And there WILL BE Soup & Challah

Special Mitzvah Opportunity
An older couple who has just moved into Carlsbad (north – near the Shoppes at Carlsbad) needs volunteer help unpacking as the husband is not well and the wife is a bit overwhelmed. They have reached out asking for volunteer assistance. 
Are you able to help with this beautiful Mitzvah opportunity? If yes, please respond to this message and we will fill you in.

Special Shabbos THIS Week

This week we will be celebrating Mother’s Day, with a very special Kiddush in honor of those who gave us life, our mothers! This Shabbos we will dedicate to all mothers and YOU are invited and encouraged to be part of the celebration!

Kiddush Sponsor(s)

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by the Moyals in Thanks to Hashem for Blessing his family! 
It is also being sponsored by the many people who have joined together to honor our mothers. 

Mother’s Day Honorees 2022

Avi Rossenfeld: Carrie Rossenfeld, Sonia Rossenfeld, Mae Chesloff

Windi Shadrin: Daney Yael Weill, Nancy Greenberg                

Nancy Greenberg: Windi Shadrin, Ellen Daney Weill, Myrrl Mithers    

Muka and Yossi Rodal: Nechama Eilfort, Devora Rodal

Arnold    Tubis: Charlotte Ida (Litman) Tubis, Matilda (Niers) Litman,    Rose (Nemirof) Tubis, Sofia (Tubis) Lederer

Valiee Loring: Frances Richland

Scott Doleman: Nanci Spetter, Amparo Doleman

David and Anna Mintz: Roz Mintz, Lydia Teshuba, Anna Mintz, Grammy Sheila, Nechama Eilfort, Naomi Alter, Muka Rodel, Chaya Eilfort, Kayla Perez

Ilyse Loven: Jacqueline Feder, Ray Feder, all mothers who died in the Holocaust, in European Pogroms, the Spanish Inquisition, and all women who died by terrorist hands in Israel. 

Keshet Loven: Ilyse Loven

Rabbi Eilfort: Nechama Eilfort, Chana Levy,     Rivka Fenton, Chaya Eilfort, Muka Rodal, Dassy Eilfort, Chava Klipper, Sheila Lebovitz

Sheila Lebovitz: Bertha Stern

Josh Silverstein: Sharon Silverstein, Annette Friskopp, Peggy Berrington, Klara Silverstein

Sharon Silverstein: Klara Silverstein

Suzanne Haray: Eleanor Haray, Fanny Ansel 

Michael Spinner: Gertrude Spinner, Michelle Spinner, Linda Joy Gladd

Channah Hale: Bluma Siegal Glovsky, Baile Scher Siegal, Malka Siegal, Dora Siegal Borenstein, Rebecca Glovsky, Charlotte Faye Bricken Hale, Sharon Pomerantz Hale, Marion Pomerantz

Mike Schwartz: Tally Schwartz

Jake and Verred Alter: Naomi Alter, Stephanie Gold

Bernardo Buenaventura: Agustina Velasquez, Dominga Buenaventura, Rosalba Buenaventura, Nechama Eilfort, Sheila Lebovitz, Dinah Miller, Kayla Perez, Juana Pozos

Ruthie and Angel Ventura: Kayla Perez

Naomi    Alter: Doris Markus, Helene Alter

Kenneth Bomba: Rosalie Bomba, Annie Steward

Abraham Danan: Viviane Danan

Leah Kahn Plavnick: Dr. Bina Kahn, Mrs. Marlene Plavnick

Lisa Chandler: Linda Coulson, Lisa Chandler

Blossom Nejathaim: Madeline Nejathaim, Blossom Nejathaim

Jon Rozansky: Julie Rozansky, Hadassah Rozansky, Michelle Rozansky, Simcha Gross

Moira Markowitz: Rachelle Barnett 

Michelle Berger: Rosalie Devorah Suskin

Covid Protocols

We are being extremely careful and are asking the following to anyone contemplating coming:

  1. If you have ANY symptoms of Covid please do not come.
  2. If you have been around anyone who has Covid please do not come.
  3. If your doctor told you to be especially careful please do not come.
  4. If you are concerned/afraid please do not come.
  5. If you are not vaccinated please be extra careful with all above-listed stringencies and wear a mask.
  6. Please maintain social distancing at all times.
  7. Please wash and sanitize your hands regularly, especially before the kiddush.

This is a very difficult situation. We ask for your support and understanding as we do our absolute best in providing a vibrant spiritual home that is SAFE for our community. This means that even if you are not concerned about Covid please be thoughtful about those who are concerned. This means even if you are extremely concerned about Covid do not be judgmental of those who feel they must attend shul to ensure we have a minyan.

We choose to remain a close and loving community.  

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

Soup and Challah - YES - Soup & Challah This Week

We are always seeking additional volunteers to help deliver Soup and Challah. If you can help with this beautiful Mitzvah please respond to this message. Thank you and G-d bless!

We will still be offering Soup and Challah to those who request it. Sometimes we will need people to pick it up themselves from shul, depending on the volunteer drivers’ status. Our focus is now to have people join us at shul so we can enjoy Kiddush TOGETHER!

Our A Team is busy preparing Challahs for the community as this is being written (and THANK YOU to our amazing donors for making that happen!). However, we are facing a big challenge as we need angels to deliver the fruit of our ovens to our hungry constituents. If you are ready, willing, and able to assist please respond to this message or contact the Rebbetzin to volunteer ASAP. G-d bless you!

If you can help with deliveries, reach out to Kayla or Nechama.

Please note that all food is prepared and delivered using recommended safeguards.

Sponsors Appreciated (And Needed)

These are extraordinary times many people are reaching out for help and, Baruch Hashem / thank G-d, we are HERE to help! ‘We’ means YOU and US, TOGETHER. It is an amazing partnership that we have!

A very special thank you goes out to our “Super Sponsor” Channah Hale who has continuously stepped forward helping us to maintain this service!

We are extremely grateful to those who have reached out to help fund us, enabling us to serve others. Thank you to our amazing volunteer drivers - you can volunteer to deliver Soup and Challah!

Note About Sponsorships

You may have noticed that we seek multiple sponsors for the Kiddush, Challah, Soup, and Torah classes. We do this because we need to find ways to cover our budgetary shortfall that has been caused by the coronavirus. The donations coming to the shul have been dramatically reduced. We greatly appreciate those of you who are still supporting us! G-d bless you! We greatly appreciate your understanding as we seek ways of propping up the income necessary to keep things afloat. Your ideas about additional income streams are likewise greatly appreciated!

RABBI'S WEEKLY ARTICLE
Rabbi's Letter | Thought for the Week | Haftarah 

A Word of Torah
Living with the Times

Beyond Holiness
Based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe

1. The Fruit of the Fifth Year 

In the famous 19th chapter of Leviticus, which is a summary of many essential principles of the Torah, the laws about fruit-trees are stated. The produce of the first three years of the tree's life (orlah) is forbidden. The fourth year's produce (neta revai) is set aside as holy, and is to be eaten in Jerusalem or redeemed. But the fruit of the fifth year may be eaten ordinarily: 

And in the fifth year you may eat its fruit, that it may yield more richly to you its increase: I am the L-rd your G d.
The phrase which the Torah uses, "that it may yield more richly to you its increase," indicates that the purpose of the commandments about the first four years' fruit is so that the fifth year should see a particularly prolific crop.
Rashi offers a straightforward explanation, quoting the Midrash: "Rabbi Akiva used to say, the Torah says this because it has man's evil inclination in mind: That one should not say, 'Behold, for four years I must take trouble with it for nothing.' The Torah therefore states that (because of your obedience) the land will give you produce in larger quantities." 

We can, however, understand the passage at a deeper level. The five years of fruit correspond to the five "universes" or dimensions of spirituality. The first three, which are forbidden for consumption, stand for the three lower levels (asiyah, yetzirah and beriah, or the dimensions of "action," "formation" and "Creation"), where there is a sufficient concealment of G d for the possibility of sin, division and forbidden action to exist. The fourth year stands for the dimension of atzilut ("emanation") where everything is in a state of holiness, and nothing is separated from G d. Therefore its fruit is called "holy, for giving praise to the L-rd." But the fifth is the highest level, called keter, the "Crown." The fruit of the fifth year is correspondingly the most precious, as we saw when we understood that the entire purpose of the commandments of the first four years was for the sake of the fifth. 

Why then do we find the fruit of the fourth year called "holy?" Why is it to be eaten only in Jerusalem, and only by a person who is not ritually unclean? Why do none of these things apply to the fifth-year produce, which may be eaten anywhere by anyone? 

2. The Baal Shem Tov and the Sage 

To understand this, we must begin with a story told about the Baal Shem Tov.
It was at a time when he had not yet emerged publicly as the leader of the Chassidic movement. He still wore the cloak of anonymity as he traveled through the towns and villages of the Carpathians. It was one of his holy practices to ask every Jew he met — man and woman, the aged and the children — how they were, how business was, and so on. One of his greatest pleasures was to listen to the answers that each of them would give — answers that came from the heart. For they would reply with words of praise and thanks to G d. Every answer would contain a "Thank G d" or a "The L-rd be blessed." 

Once he reached a small township and began in his normal way to inquire after the welfare of the Jews he met, to get them to say words of praise and gratitude to G d, to demonstrate their faith and merit. In the town there was a very old man, a great scholar, who lived in isolation from the affairs of the world. For more than fifty years he had sat and studied Torah day and night, detached and holy. He would sit and learn every day, wrapped in his tallit and tefillin until the afternoon service, and would not eat anything all day, until he had said the evening prayers, when he would have a little bread and water. 

When the Baal Shem Tov entered his study, a room in one of the corners of the synagogue, he asked the old man about his health and his welfare, but the man did not look up at the Baal Shem Tov, who was dressed in the clothes of a peasant. He repeated his question several times, until the sage became angry and gestured that he should leave the room. The Baal Shem Tov said: "Rabbi, why, as it were, do you not give G d his livelihood?" When he heard this, the old man was completely confused. A peasant was standing in front of him and talking about G d and the need to provide Him with a living! 

The Baal Shem Tov read his thoughts and said: The Jewish people is sustained by the livelihood which G d provides for them. But what sustains G d, that he may continue, as it were, to "inhabit" the world? This is what King David meant when he wrote in Psalm 22, "You are Holy, who inhabits the praises of Israel." "You" — that is, the Master of the Universe, "are Holy" — that is, You are apart from the world. What then is Your livelihood, that you are able to "inhabit" it? It is "the praises of Israel." G d is sustained by the praise and the gratitude to which the Jews give voice, for their health and their sustenance with which He provides them. And because of these praises, He gives them children, health and food, in plenty. 

3. The Dwelling-Place 

The Baal Shem Tov's remark is not easy to understand. It is true that the G d of whom we say "You are Holy" (that is transcending the world) is brought to "inhabit" the world only by the service of the Jewish people. But surely learning Torah is part of that service? Surely it brings the presence of G d into the world? And, the old sage had studied Torah day and night for more than fifty years. Even at the very moment when the Baal Shem Tov spoke to him, he was preoccupied with study! How, then, could he have said: "Why, as it were, do you not give G d His livelihood?" 

And even if it is the "praises of Israel" and not the sound of their studies that causes G d to "inhabit" the world, the Baal Shem Tov could surely have tried to elicit words of thanksgiving from the sage for being allowed by G d to study in serenity and seclusion. Why did he need to ask him about matters of physical concern, like his health? 

The answer is that the whole purpose of creation was to make for G d a "dwelling-place in the lower world" (Midrash Tanchuma, Naso 16). This world was to be transformed into a habitation for G d. 

How is this dwelling-place built? Not, primarily, through learning or through thanks to G d for the opportunity to learn. Study involves the "G dly soul" of the Jew, the highest part of his nature. But thanksgiving for food, for money, for health — these involve a sanctification of the body, of natural desires and physical needs. When a Jew recognizes even these as the gift of G d then he has truly admitted G d into the "lower world." 

That is why when the Baal Shem Tov saw the sage, sitting in seclusion, disengaged from the world, unconcerned with the state of his body, eating only to survive, not to sanctify the physical, he said: "Why, as it were, do you not give G d His livelihood?" For the Divine intention was to have a dwelling-place precisely in the lower world that the sage had forsaken. And this is why he said that G d is made to "inhabit" the world "by the praise and the gratitude to which the Jews give voice, for their health and their sustenance with which He provides them." This justified his interrupting him even in the middle of learning, which is the greatest of the commandments. For without this praise, his learning was defective. In the words of the Talmud, "Anyone who says, I have nothing but (the study of) Torah, even Torah is denied to him." 

4. Fruit and Thanksgiving 

In the light of this story we can see why the most precious fruit is not that of the fourth year — even though it is called "holy" (that is, set aside, withdrawn) and it is to be eaten only within the walls of Jerusalem; and why it is the fifth year fruit, which could be eaten anywhere by anyone. 

When a Jew recognizes that even fruit which is not "holy" depends on the blessing of G d; when he sees with his own eyes that the land "yields more richly its increase" because of G d; and when he offers praises for these things, then he brings the "You," the essence of G d, which is "holy" and beyond all finitude, to "inhabit" the world as His dwelling-place, thus bringing the entire creation to its true fulfillment.


Haftarah for Shabbat Parshat Kedoshim
Ezekiel 20:2-20.
This week's haftorah mentions G d's repeated enjoinders to observe the commandments, keep the Shabbat and eschew idol worship; reflective of this week's Torah portion, which discusses many commandments, including the obligation to sanctify the Shabbat and reject idolatry.
The prophet Ezekiel transmit G d's message, reminding the Jews how He chose them as His nation, how He took them out of Egypt and promised to take them to the Holy Land. In Egypt, G d dispatched a prophet who exhorted the Jews to abandon their idols, yet they did not do so. He then gave them laws and statutes, including that of the observance of Shabbat as a sign between Him and His people. "But the house of Israel rebelled against Me in the wilderness; they walked not in My statutes, and they despised My ordinances, which, if a man keep, he will live through them, and My Sabbaths they desecrated exceedingly."
The prophet goes on to mention G d's punishment of the Jews in the desert, namely that they did not enter the Holy Land. He then admonishes the children not to follow their fathers' ways, but to observe the laws and to sanctify the Shabbat.
 

Weekly Sermon will take place immediately following the Daily Tanya class, on Erev Shabbat or Erev HaChag (the eve of the holiday). It usually is at about 9am, but if you cannot catch it live it remains recorded on the Rabbi’s Facebook feed. 

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FUNDRAISING & VOLUNTEERING
GIVING & HELPING OPPORTUNITIES

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

 The Foundation Project - Donations

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.

To donate securely online follow this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate

Sponsor a Kiddush

A huge thank you to our dedicated Kiddush Committee (including but not limited to): Naomi Alter, Sheila Lebovitz, Channah Hale, Kayla Perez, and the Rebbetzin.

Our weekly, communal lunch is a chance to enjoy our gorgeous Shabbos atmosphere, together with our wonderful community, in the beautiful surroundings of our breezeway and patios.

We thank our generous sponsors, without whom, none of this would be possible!

We always need additional sponsors.  If you have a birthday, anniversary, Yarzeit, or some other occasion you want to beautifully commemorate while benefiting the entire community please consider Kiddush sponsorship (half sponsorships also available). We also hope that everyone will be supportive and understand that multiple sponsors benefits the shul and doesn’t, in any way detract, from your occasion

If you are interested please respond to this message or call the shul, 760-943-8891, and you will be put in touch with the appropriate party to make your occasion happen. Please see below for a list of the upcoming Kiddush Sponsors.

Easy Fundraising Opportunity 

First, let us take this opportunity to thank all of those who have had Facebook Birthday Fundraisers for Chabad at La Costa! I cannot tell you how much Nechama & I appreciate it! The money we have received through these fundraisers has helped our shul continue with programming, delivering soup and challah as well as other activities. 

Do you have a birthday coming up? We would be honored if you would consider making our shul the recipient of your birthday fundraiser.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to celebrate your birthday and do a wonderful Mitzvah at the same time? Thank you for your consideration and Happy Birthday!  

SPECIAL WISHES

Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

OUR HEARTFELT PRAYERS are extended to the victims of the terror attacks in Israel. 

OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES are extended to the families of the victims of the coronavirus.

OUR HEARTFELT PRAYERS are extended to the victims of the war in Ukraine. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Tiferes Eilfort, Caterina Ferber, Ben Markowitz, Suzanne Haray, Lonnie Belfer, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Shirley Levine, Herbert Magnes, Sam Estrin, and all of those whose Yarzeit is observed this week.

May Rabbi Naftali Levy, Brenda Joseph, Stephanie Lewis, Rachel Perez, Miriam Reisman, Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, Adam Lemberger, Sandy Radom, Rachel bas Shoshana, and Roz Mintz, be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors:

May 14: Sheila Lebovitz BONUS BIRTHDAY

May 21: George Reh in honor of his mother’s Yarzeit.

May 28: SPECIAL KIDDUSH HONORING CHANNAH HALE AND LEN HYMAN

June 4: Alter family in memory of Poppy Sam Alter

June 11: Sponsors Needed
 

 
CHABAD VIRTUAL & IN PERSON ACADEMY
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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.

If you cannot get the classes online please email us at  [email protected] and we will work out a different arrangement.

Please note the new schedule of classes, which will be offered both in person and virtually beginning the week of February 20th: Classes will not be held during the Holidays.

Tanya - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life (Daily)

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Caffeine for the Soul (Mondays)

Join Muka Rodal on Facebook every Monday at Noon. Watch Live or watch the recording later. In person starting soon! 

JLI Course - Beyond Right - The Values that Shape Judaism's Civil Code (Mondays)

Join Nechama in person   or on zoom from 7-9pm beginning May 16th. This is a paid course. Please sign up at https://www.myjli.com/index.html?task=location&lid=699 

Jewish Bootcamp (aka Judaism 101) (Wednesdays)

Join Rabbi Elia Wednesday at 7:30pm at Chabad of Encinitas 735 Adelaide Circle

Follow this link to sign up: https://www.chabadatlacosta.com/AdultEd

Torah Portion of the Week (Thursdays)

Join Rabbi Eilfort Thursdays at 7:15pm at Chabad La Costa.

Hebrew Reading RHA

with Nechama Eilfort After Passover - Details to be announced.

JLI Course - New Spring Course: Beyond Right - The Values that Shape Judaism's Civil Code (Mondays)

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Lesson Details
Lesson 1
Beyond Good Neighbors
Most laws are designed to protect the rights of people and their property. But Judaism’s civil code is driven by a different goal. Explore how laws of damages and disputes support a uniquely Jewish view of the human mission.

Lesson 2
Beyond Restitution
In seeking to restore the rights of plaintiffs, Jewish courts actively assist offenders in achieving full repentance too. Why? Discover the advantage of properly undoing damage over mere compensation.

Lesson 3
Beyond Taking Offense
You may feel a moral urge to speak up against an offensive action. But might you have a legal responsibility to deter someone from certain behaviors? Judaism says: Yes. In this lesson, we discuss why and when.

Lesson 4
Beyond Personal Freedom
With 613 commandments in the Torah and myriad rules expounded in the Talmud, can Judaism ever be called “liberating”? Let’s delve into the Exodus, the covenant, and the ways in which laws can lead to the purest human freedom.

Lesson 5
Beyond Lawful Ownership
Is the claim of ownership anything more than a subjective social agreement? A foundation of Chassidic thought is that material possessions contain spiritual energy that is specific to their owners. Let’s consider the owner’s rights and responsibilities through this lens.

Lesson 6
Beyond Presumption of Innocence
While a presumption of innocence can protect defendants from liability, it is not quite a declaration of uprightness. Jewish law goes so far as to presume every person’s core goodness. See how this view can lead us to a truly upright world.

 

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

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

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

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. 

 

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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.

Hebrew School & C-Kids

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Morah Chaya has worked diligently to create an amazing curriculum that will educate and inspire our students. Our teachers will always offer lots of positive reinforcement to the students so that they will not only learn, but they will ENJOY the EXPERIENCE! Please get back to us and let your friends know.  Our students want to be here!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Chaya Eilfort for info at [email protected].

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.

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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.

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Volume 23 Number 34 | 28 Nissan, 5782 | April 29, 2022

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 23 Number 34 | 28 Nissan, 5782 | April 29, 2022

 
B"H

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad - Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES AT 7:12 PM – Friday, April 29, ‘22
SHABBAT ENDS 8:10 PM  -  Saturday, April 30, ‘22

SHABBOS NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
We are Open for Services this Week – And there WILL BE Soup & Challah

Special Shabbos THIS Week

This week we will be celebrating Shabbos Mevorchim, the Shabbos on which we bless the upcoming new month of Iyar. It is our custom to recite the entire book of Psalms (Tehillim) before Shabbos morning services. In fact, the Rebbe once said that if people fully understood and power of saying Psalms with simple sincerity they would never stop saying them! An additional beautiful custom we have is to have a Farbrengen, a Chassidic gathering that includes words of Torah and inspirational songs and stories, which we will do during the Kiddush. Everyone is invited. 

This Shabbos afternoon we begin the weekly study of Pirkei Avos – Ethics of Our Fathers – which is traditionally studied on Shabbos afternoon beginning from after Passover until the Shabbos before Shavuos. In Chabad our custom is to continue the study until the Shabbos before Rosh Hashanah. The study of Pirkei Avos, especially during this time, helps us to spiritually prepare to receive the Torah as we work on refining ourselves. 

Kiddush Sponsor(s)

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by the Buenaventuras in honor of their Anniversary and Bernardo's mother's yarzeit, and by the Rodals in honor of Dovid’s birthday! Please join us for Kiddush lunch after services.        

Mother's Day Kiddush

We will be honoring our Moms NEXT week with a very special Mother’s Day Kiddush. Mom and Sponsor will be listed in the emailed newsletter.

If you would like to add your mother’s name (or grandmother, or any other special woman) please call Sheila (858.610.0414) or respond to this email so the name(s) can be added to the list. There is a $18 donation per name for up to three and $54 for unlimited names. THANK YOU to all of our participants!

Covid Protocols

We are being extremely careful and are asking the following to anyone contemplating coming:

  1. If you have ANY symptoms of Covid please do not come.
  2. If you have been around anyone who has Covid please do not come.
  3. If your doctor told you to be especially careful please do not come.
  4. If you are concerned/afraid please do not come.
  5. If you are not vaccinated please be extra careful with all above-listed stringencies and wear a mask.
  6. Please maintain social distancing at all times.
  7. Please wash and sanitize your hands regularly, especially before the kiddush.

This is a very difficult situation. We ask for your support and understanding as we do our absolute best in providing a vibrant spiritual home that is SAFE for our community. This means that even if you are not concerned about Covid please be thoughtful about those who are concerned. This means even if you are extremely concerned about Covid do not be judgmental of those who feel they must attend shul to ensure we have a minyan.

We choose to remain a close and loving community.  

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

Soup and Challah - NO - Soup & Challah This Week

We are always seeking additional volunteers to help deliver Soup and Challah. If you can help with this beautiful Mitzvah please respond to this message. Thank you and G-d bless!

We will still be offering Soup and Challah to those who request it. Sometimes we will need people to pick it up themselves from shul, depending on the volunteer drivers’ status. Our focus is now to have people join us at shul so we can enjoy Kiddush TOGETHER!

Our A Team is busy preparing Challahs for the community as this is being written (and THANK YOU to our amazing donors for making that happen!). However, we are facing a big challenge as we need angels to deliver the fruit of our ovens to our hungry constituents. If you are ready, willing, and able to assist please respond to this message or contact the Rebbetzin to volunteer ASAP. G-d bless you!

If you can help with deliveries, reach out to Kayla or Nechama.

Please note that all food is prepared and delivered using recommended safeguards.

Sponsors Appreciated (And Needed)

These are extraordinary times many people are reaching out for help and, Baruch Hashem / thank G-d, we are HERE to help! ‘We’ means YOU and US, TOGETHER. It is an amazing partnership that we have!

A very special thank you goes out to our “Super Sponsor” Channah Hale who has continuously stepped forward helping us to maintain this service!

We are extremely grateful to those who have reached out to help fund us, enabling us to serve others. Thank you to our amazing volunteer drivers - you can volunteer to deliver Soup and Challah!

Note About Sponsorships

You may have noticed that we seek multiple sponsors for the Kiddush, Challah, Soup, and Torah classes. We do this because we need to find ways to cover our budgetary shortfall that has been caused by the coronavirus. The donations coming to the shul have been dramatically reduced. We greatly appreciate those of you who are still supporting us! G-d bless you! We greatly appreciate your understanding as we seek ways of propping up the income necessary to keep things afloat. Your ideas about additional income streams are likewise greatly appreciated!

RABBI'S WEEKLY ARTICLE
Rabbi's Letter | Thought for the Week | Haftarah 

A Word of Torah
Living with the Times

Withdrawal and Return
Based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe

Taken from Chabad.orgTaken from Chabad.org

1. The Death of Nadav and Avihu

Our reading begins with the verse: "And the L-rd spoke to Moses, after the death of the two sons of Aaron, when they drew near to the L-rd and they died" (as related in Leviticus 10, in the Parshah of Shmini). The final words, however present a difficulty. Why does the Torah add "and they died" when it has already said, "after the death of the two sons of Aaron?"

The Midrash, in giving an explanation of their death, cites the following explanations: They entered the Holy of Holies; they did not wear the priestly garments necessary for their service; they did not have children; and they did not marry. Our second question now arises: What is the source of the Midrashic account? Where, in the Torah, are these four faults alluded to?

Further: How can we suppose that Aaron's two sons, Nadav and Avihu, were guilty of sin? The Midrash relates (based on Leviticus 10:3) that Moses said to Aaron, "Aaron, my brother, I knew that the Sanctuary would be sanctified by those who were beloved and close to G d. Now I see that they — Nadav and Avihu — are greater than both of us." If this was so, how could they have sinned?

2. A Fatal Ecstasy

There is a Chassidic explanation that Aaron's two sons did not "sin" literally. Their "sin" was to allow their desire to cleave to G d to mount to such an intensity that they died. Their bodies could no longer contain their souls. Thus the Torah says "when they drew near to the L-rd (with such passion that) they died." And this was counted as a sin! For although a Jew must divest himself of material concerns, at the moment when he stands poised at the ultimate ecstasy of the soul, he must turn again to the work that the soul must do within a physical existence.

It is written in the Ethics of the Fathers (4:22): "Against your will you live." Set against the desire of the soul to rise beyond the world, is its task of creating a dwelling-place for G d within the world. Nadav and Avihu achieved the ecstasy but not the return. This was their sin and the reason for their death. They "drew near to the L-rd and they died." They allowed their spiritual passion override their this-worldly task. They went beyond the world and beyond life itself.

This act lies at the heart of each of the four faults which the Midrash ascribes to them.

They "entered the Holy of Holies," the innermost reaches of the spirit, without thinking of their return to the outer world.

They "did not wear the (priestly) garments." Their concern was to divest themselves of the world and to become purely spiritual. They forsook the necessary "garments" in which the word of G d is clothed, the Mitzvot, the physical actions that sanctify a physical environment.

They "had no children" and "did not marry." That is, they did not fulfill G d's command to "be fruitful and multiply" and to bring new souls into the world. They did the opposite. They withdrew their own souls from the world.

All their faults stemmed from a single misconception: that the Jew draws close to G d by withdrawal instead of involvement. In fact, both are necessary. And that is why, at the point of the year when we are most powerfully taken out of the world — Yom Kippur — we begin the reading of the Torah from these verses, as a reminder of our ultimate task.

3. Entrance and Exit

Rashi explains that the command, "that he (Aaron) come not at all times into the holy place . . . (but) with this shall Aaron come into the holy place," comes immediately after the statement of the death of his sons, to warn that his (and our) service of G d should not be like that of Nadav and Avihu.

A question arises here. Can we really demand of a person at the point of ecstasy, that he return to his mundane role? If his experience is genuine, if he has reached the love of G d "with all your might" and has broken through all barriers of separation between man and G d, can he hold himself back at the very point of union, and re-immerse himself in all the constraints of the human situation? Is there not an emotional incompatibility between the absolute abandonment of a person to G d and a constant vigilance not to go too far?

The answer lies in how a person begins his spiritual journey. If he sets out with the intention of satisfying his own desires, however exalted they are, he will not wish to turn back from his private ecstasy to the needs of the world. But if he sets out in obedience to G d's command, knowing that though "You shall love the L-rd your G d . . . with all your might," nonetheless "He created (the world) not to be empty, he formed it to be inhabited" (Isaiah 45:18), then within his ecstatic approach to G d, the desire ultimately to return and sanctify the world will always be implicit.

There is a famous story in the Talmud. Four men entered the "Grove" (the mystical secrets of the Torah): Ben Azzai, Ben Zoma, Acher and Rabbi Akiva. Ben Azzai looked and died. Ben Zoma looked and was stricken (with madness). Acher mutilated the shoots (i.e., became an apostate). Rabbi Akiva "entered in peace and came out in peace."

On the face of it, the important difference between Rabbi Akiva and the other three was in how he came out of the "Grove." Why does the Talmud emphasize that he "entered in peace?"

But the truth is that how each of the four entered, determined how they emerged. Ben Azzai entered seeking ecstasy, not return; therefore he "looked and died." (It is interesting to note that his Divine service was generally characterized by aspects of withdrawal — see Talmud, Yevamot, 63b; Sotah, 4b. Cf. Shulchan Aruch Harav, Hilchot Talmud Torah, beg. ch. 3, in Kuntres Acharon.)

But Rabbi Akiva entered "in peace," in obedience to the Divine will and seeking to unite the higher and lower worlds. That is why he came out in peace. His intention of returning was implicit at the outset of his path to religious ecstasy.
This, too, was how Aaron was to enter the Holy of Holies, in fear, obedience and self-abnegation. And in this way he was able to "make atonement for himself and for his house" and to say a prayer for the sustenance of Israel, each of them acts of concern for the world.

4. Experience Into Action

All the Torah's narratives have a teaching which is applicable to every Jew, not simply to the outstanding few. What, then, is the universal significance of the story of Nadav and Avihu? Surely not everyone can reach a level of ecstasy where one's life is in danger. A few need the warning; but what of the many?

But every Jew is sometimes awakened to an intense religious experience, especially on Shabbat and the Festivals, more particularly during the Ten Days of Repentance, and above all on Yom Kippur. He is for a while taken out of his daily routine, his normal anxieties, and inwardly rises beyond his usual mental confines.

It is at these times that he must remember that whatever he experiences when he enters this holy domain must be carried with him when he returns to his everyday world. He must not seek ecstasy for its own sake, but for the sake of the subsequent return. A religious experience must not be left as a memory; it must remain active in animating the whole of his life. Like Rabbi Akiva, he must enter and come out "in peace," that is, bringing G d and the world closer together in harmony.

5. The Blessing of G d

This connection between the manner of entering and of leaving the realm of holiness, applies not only to the service of the Jew, but also to the material world itself. For all the Jew's needs, material as well as spiritual, come to him directly from G d: "If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments and do them, then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her produce..." (Leviticus 26:3-4). Only through his bond with G d does the Jew receive his material needs. He who says "It will be well with me for I will walk in the stubbornness of my heart" is always in the last analysis proved mistaken.

And this is intimated in our Parshah, describing the procedure of the High Priest's service. It was only after he had entered the Holy of Holies that he was able to pray for and secure the sustenance of the people.

So it is that the public world that the Jew inhabits, and the private world of his religious experience, are intrinsically related. For if he draws his experience into the world, the world is thereby sanctified by man and blessed by G d.


Haftarah for Shabbat Parshat Acharei 
Amos 9:7-15.
This week's haftorah foretells the exiles and punishments that will befall the Jews because they strayed after the ways of the heathens — behavior that this week's Torah reading proscribes.

The prophet Amos delivers G d's message, reminding the people of G d's kindness to them — taking them out of Egypt and singling them out as His chosen nation. Nevertheless, because of their misdeeds, . G d will destroy the Northern Kingdom of Israel; but will not completely destroy the house of Jacob. The Jews will be scattered amongst the nations, but eventually they will return to their land — on the day of the redemption. G d will then reinstall the House of David to its former glory and there shall be peace and abundance upon the land.

The haftorah ends with G d's promise: "And I will return the captivity of My people Israel, and they shall rebuild desolate cities and inhabit [them], and they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their produce. And I will plant them on their land, and they shall no longer be uprooted from upon their land, that I have given them, said the L-rd your G d."

Weekly Sermon will take place immediately following the Daily Tanya class, on Erev Shabbat or Erev HaChag (the eve of the holiday). It usually is at about 9am, but if you cannot catch it live it remains recorded on the Rabbi’s Facebook feed. 

Join Rabbi Eilfort Friday mornings on Facebook Live for his Weekly Sermon. If you have not already done so, please send Rabbi Eilfort (Yeruchem Eilfort) a Friend Request on Facebook!

FUNDRAISING & VOLUNTEERING
GIVING & HELPING OPPORTUNITIES

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

 The Foundation Project - Donations

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.

To donate securely online follow this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate

Sponsor a Kiddush

A huge thank you to our dedicated Kiddush Committee (including but not limited to): Naomi Alter, Sheila Lebovitz, Channah Hale, Kayla Perez, and the Rebbetzin.

Our weekly, communal lunch is a chance to enjoy our gorgeous Shabbos atmosphere, together with our wonderful community, in the beautiful surroundings of our breezeway and patios.

We thank our generous sponsors, without whom, none of this would be possible!

We always need additional sponsors.  If you have a birthday, anniversary, Yarzeit, or some other occasion you want to beautifully commemorate while benefiting the entire community please consider Kiddush sponsorship (half sponsorships also available). We also hope that everyone will be supportive and understand that multiple sponsors benefits the shul and doesn’t, in any way detract, from your occasion

If you are interested please respond to this message or call the shul, 760-943-8891, and you will be put in touch with the appropriate party to make your occasion happen. Please see below for a list of the upcoming Kiddush Sponsors.

Easy Fundraising Opportunity 

First, let us take this opportunity to thank all of those who have had Facebook Birthday Fundraisers for Chabad at La Costa! I cannot tell you how much Nechama & I appreciate it! The money we have received through these fundraisers has helped our shul continue with programming, delivering soup and challah as well as other activities. 

Do you have a birthday coming up? We would be honored if you would consider making our shul the recipient of your birthday fundraiser.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to celebrate your birthday and do a wonderful Mitzvah at the same time? Thank you for your consideration and Happy Birthday!  

SPECIAL WISHES

Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES are extended to the families of the victims of the coronavirus.

OUR HEARTFELT PRAYERS are extended to the victims of the war in Ukraine. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out toJordan Connor Mintz, Sam Estrin, Alexa Horowitz, Shayna Steelman, Ashley Case, Michael Estrin, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Boruch Leisorek, Max Sacks, Baile Sher Seigal, Rose Magnes, Yahia Hazen, and all of those whose Yarzeit is observed this week.

May Rabbi Naftali Levy, Brenda Joseph, Stephanie Lewis, Rachel Perez, Miriam Reisman, Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, Adam Lemberger, Sandy Radom, Rachel bas Shoshana, and Roz Mintz, be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors:

May 7: Mother's Day Kiddush - SPONSOR YOUR MOM!

May 14: Sheila Lebovitz BONUS BIRTHDAY

May 21: George Reh in honor of his mother’s Yarzeit.

May 28: SPECIAL KIDDUSH HONORING CHANNAH HALE AND LEN HYMAN

June 4: Alter family in memory of Poppy Sam Alter
 

 
CHABAD VIRTUAL & IN PERSON ACADEMY
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.

If you cannot get the classes online please email us at  [email protected] and we will work out a different arrangement.

Please note the new schedule of classes, which will be offered both in person and virtually beginning the week of February 20th: Classes will not be held during the Holidays.

Tanya - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life (Daily)

Join Rabbi Eilfort every morning on Facebook at 8am. Watch Live or watch the recording later in the day.

Caffeine for the Soul (Mondays)

Join Muka Rodal on Facebook every Monday at Noon. Watch Live or watch the recording later. In person starting soon! 

JLI Course - Beyond Right - The Values that Shape Judaism's Civil Code (Mondays)

Join Nechama in person   or on zoom from 7-9pm beginning May 16th. This is a paid course. Please sign up at https://www.myjli.com/index.html?task=location&lid=699 

Jewish Bootcamp (aka Judaism 101) (Wednesdays)

Join Rabbi Elia Wednesday at 7:30pm at Chabad of Encinitas 735 Adelaide Circle

Follow this link to sign up: https://www.chabadatlacosta.com/AdultEd

Torah Portion of the Week (Thursdays)

Join Rabbi Eilfort Thursdays at 7:15pm at Chabad La Costa.

Hebrew Reading RHA

with Nechama Eilfort After Passover - Details to be announced.

JLI Course - New Spring Course: Beyond Right - The Values that Shape Judaism's Civil Code (Mondays)

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Lesson Details
Lesson 1
Beyond Good Neighbors
Most laws are designed to protect the rights of people and their property. But Judaism’s civil code is driven by a different goal. Explore how laws of damages and disputes support a uniquely Jewish view of the human mission.

Lesson 2
Beyond Restitution
In seeking to restore the rights of plaintiffs, Jewish courts actively assist offenders in achieving full repentance too. Why? Discover the advantage of properly undoing damage over mere compensation.

Lesson 3
Beyond Taking Offense
You may feel a moral urge to speak up against an offensive action. But might you have a legal responsibility to deter someone from certain behaviors? Judaism says: Yes. In this lesson, we discuss why and when.

Lesson 4
Beyond Personal Freedom
With 613 commandments in the Torah and myriad rules expounded in the Talmud, can Judaism ever be called “liberating”? Let’s delve into the Exodus, the covenant, and the ways in which laws can lead to the purest human freedom.

Lesson 5
Beyond Lawful Ownership
Is the claim of ownership anything more than a subjective social agreement? A foundation of Chassidic thought is that material possessions contain spiritual energy that is specific to their owners. Let’s consider the owner’s rights and responsibilities through this lens.

Lesson 6
Beyond Presumption of Innocence
While a presumption of innocence can protect defendants from liability, it is not quite a declaration of uprightness. Jewish law goes so far as to presume every person’s core goodness. See how this view can lead us to a truly upright world.

 

Coastal Hebrew School

 

To find out more about our Hebrew school visit www.jewishencinitas.com/hebrewschool

Rosh Chodesh Coastal Women's Society

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Coastal Women's New Moon Circle

C-Teen Events

 

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

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 *www.JewishEncinitas.com *Chabad of Carlsbad N

 

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!

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
Anonymous 1
Channah Hale
Len Hyman
Sheila Lebovitz
Ilyse Loven
David Markoff
Anonymous 2
Ed Richard

Sharon Silverstein
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.

Hebrew School & C-Kids

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Morah Chaya has worked diligently to create an amazing curriculum that will educate and inspire our students. Our teachers will always offer lots of positive reinforcement to the students so that they will not only learn, but they will ENJOY the EXPERIENCE! Please get back to us and let your friends know.  Our students want to be here!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Chaya Eilfort for info at [email protected].

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 23 Number 33 | 19 Nissan, 5782 | April 20, 2022


Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 23 Number 33 | 19 Nissan, 5782 | April 20, 2022

 
B"H

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad - Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES AT 7:06 PM – Thursday, April 11, ‘22
LIGHT CANDLES BEFORE 7:07 PM  -  Friday, April 21, ‘22 (From Pre-Existing Flame)
HOLIDAY ENDS 8:04 PM  -  Saturday, April 23, ‘22

MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

Dear Friends,

Passover is an eight-day holiday and doesn't end after the Seders. We continue to commemorate the Exodus from Egypt all week, culminating in the last two holiday days, in which we recall the splitting of the sea, and pray for the Ultimate Redemption with Moshiach.

When G-d split the sea for the Jews escaping the Egyptians, we were able to perceive His ability to perform nature-shattering miracles. And when Moshiach comes, we will once again experience such otherworldly miracles.

As the sun sets on the last day of Passover, we have a meal called “Moshiach’s Meal,” where we drink four cups of wine and eat matzah one last time. We do that in anticipation of the Ultimate Redemption, with complete faith that it can and will come any moment!

Chag same'ach!

 
PESACH AND SHABBOS NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
We are Open for Services this Week – And there will be NO Soup & Challah

The Last Days of Pesach are Here: Full Schedule Below

Erev Shevi’i Shel Pesach Minyan tomorrow at 8am 

Baruch Hashem, MANY GUESTS are Joining Us for the Holiday

We are very happy to welcome guests to our beautiful shul and community. A large group of individual families will be staying in the area and will be joining us for services and for meals. Not only are we blessed by fulfilling the powerful Mitzvah of Hachnasas Orchim (Welcoming Guests), income is also generated for our community, which helps us pay our bills. We always treat our honored guests as family, which is exactly the way that we wish to be treated when in someone else’s shul. 

URGENT Appeal – This was sent last week with a very limited response so we are sending it again HOPING that everyone can respond generously. This Pesach has been wildly expensive and help is needed. 

My Dearest Friends,
Please excuse the uniform nature of this email. I have run out of time and needed to reach everyone right away. We are in a critical situation. 
It is Erev Pesach, the Eve of Passover. Traditionally Jews have given Tzedakah at this time of year to help others who are less fortunate. Our annual appeal that went out in last week’s mail has had a minimal response. At the same time we have been sending out food, giving out Passover supplies (including ‘Seder to Go’ kits), and have been working harder than ever to bring meaningful spiritual nourishment to you, our community. We have provided thousands of dollars of emergency relief to people living in their cars, out of work, at risk for losing their apartments, who couldn’t pay for their electricity, or for their prescriptions. 

We are burning the wick at both ends – more expenditures and less income. 

I am asking for your help now.

I know it is a scary time filled with uncertainty for many. 

But I also know that G-d is greater than the coronavirus! I know that He wants us to help each other. I know that this is our opportunity to shine! And I know that the Talmud tells us that Tzedakah saves from death!  

These are historical times. Thank G-d, it seems we are through the worst of it but things are still not entirely stable. In a few years we will look back at these events and ask ourselves did we do all that we could do for each other?

Please feed the hungry. Please provide money so we can continue to support our community in its time of need. I know I am asking for something very difficult. But I am asking, and I am asking YOU. 

Please follow this link and make an immediate contribution to our Passover fund, which is going directly to help those who need it most. Your donation will make a big difference! www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate. For those who have already participated, THANK YOU and G-D BLESS!

May G-d respond with miraculous mercy due to our mercy and may He bless each one of us with a Happy, Sweet, and HEALTHY Passover!

With much love and appreciation,
Rabbi Eilfort
 

Kiddush Sponsor(s)

This week’s Kiddushes are being sponsored by the Rodals, in honor of Dovid’s birthday, the Alters, and the Eilforts! Please join us for our Kiddush lunches each day after services.     

Passover News

We will be hosting two Yeshiva students who will be helping us with our Passover preparations and observances.

This year we distributed more hand-baked Shmurah Matzah than ever before! If you would like some for the remainder of Pesach please respond to this message. There is no charge. Donations are gratefully accepted. We still have some available. 
For the first time we will be offering communal meals on the final days of the holiday as well. Follow this link to see the menus and pricing: Link 

Meal of Moshiach – The Holiday of Passover is primarily about our Exodus from Egypt. The Holiday comes to a crescendo on the Last Days of the Holiday (The 7th of Passover and the 8th of Passover). It is specifically on the 8th Day of Passover, known as Acharon shel Pesach, that we commemorate our beloved departed with the recitation of the Yizkor Memorial Service. 

Later in the day we enjoy the Se’udas Moshiach, the Meal of Moshiach. The Rebbe taught us that the coming of Moshiach is always on our mind and in our hearts, but as we are transitioning out of Passover it is even more so. We partake of a special meal during which we discuss inspirational thoughts about Moshiach, sing beautiful Chasidic melodies, and close out the holiday on a high note. Everyone is invited to join us for this special celebration on Saturday evening at 6:30pm preceded by Mincha at 6pm. 

Slightly Updated Passover Schedule
We look forward to an amazing Passover and look forward to seeing you!

Pesach Last Days ’22 Schedule
Thursday, April 21, 2022

Mincha Services: 6:50pm
Light Candles at 7:06 pm
Evening Services: 7:30pm
Dinner: 8pm

Friday, April 22, 2022
Seventh Day of Passover

Morning Services: 10:00 am
Mincha Services: 7pm
Light Candles from Pre-Existing Flame before 7:07 pm
Evening Services: 7:30 pm
Dinner: 8pm

Saturday, April 23, 2022
Final Day of Passover

Morning Services: 10am
Yizkor Memorial Service: 12pm (Approximately)
Mincha: 6pm
Meal of Moshiach: 6:30pm
Evening Service: 8pm
Passover Ends at 8:04pm
Havdalah: 8:15pm
 

Covid Protocols

We are being extremely careful and are asking the following to anyone contemplating coming:

  1. If you have ANY symptoms of Covid please do not come.
  2. If you have been around anyone who has Covid please do not come.
  3. If your doctor told you to be especially careful please do not come.
  4. If you are concerned/afraid please do not come.
  5. If you are not vaccinated please be extra careful with all above-listed stringencies and wear a mask.
  6. Please maintain social distancing at all times.
  7. Please wash and sanitize your hands regularly, especially before the kiddush.

This is a very difficult situation. We ask for your support and understanding as we do our absolute best in providing a vibrant spiritual home that is SAFE for our community. This means that even if you are not concerned about Covid please be thoughtful about those who are concerned. This means even if you are extremely concerned about Covid do not be judgmental of those who feel they must attend shul to ensure we have a minyan.

We choose to remain a close and loving community.  

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

Soup and Challah - NO - Soup & Challah This Week

We are always seeking additional volunteers to help deliver Soup and Challah. If you can help with this beautiful Mitzvah please respond to this message. Thank you and G-d bless!

We will still be offering Soup and Challah to those who request it. Sometimes we will need people to pick it up themselves from shul, depending on the volunteer drivers’ status. Our focus is now to have people join us at shul so we can enjoy Kiddush TOGETHER!

Our A Team is busy preparing Challahs for the community as this is being written (and THANK YOU to our amazing donors for making that happen!). However, we are facing a big challenge as we need angels to deliver the fruit of our ovens to our hungry constituents. If you are ready, willing, and able to assist please respond to this message or contact the Rebbetzin to volunteer ASAP. G-d bless you!

If you can help with deliveries, reach out to Kayla or Nechama.

Please note that all food is prepared and delivered using recommended safeguards.

Sponsors Appreciated (And Needed)

These are extraordinary times many people are reaching out for help and, Baruch Hashem / thank G-d, we are HERE to help! ‘We’ means YOU and US, TOGETHER. It is an amazing partnership that we have!

A very special thank you goes out to our “Super Sponsor” Channah Hale who has continuously stepped forward helping us to maintain this service!

We are extremely grateful to those who have reached out to help fund us, enabling us to serve others. Thank you to our amazing volunteer drivers - you can volunteer to deliver Soup and Challah!

Note About Sponsorships

You may have noticed that we seek multiple sponsors for the Kiddush, Challah, Soup, and Torah classes. We do this because we need to find ways to cover our budgetary shortfall that has been caused by the coronavirus. The donations coming to the shul have been dramatically reduced. We greatly appreciate those of you who are still supporting us! G-d bless you! We greatly appreciate your understanding as we seek ways of propping up the income necessary to keep things afloat. Your ideas about additional income streams are likewise greatly appreciated!

RABBI'S WEEKLY ARTICLE
Rabbi's Letter | Thought for the Week | Haftarah 

A Word of Torah
Living with the Times

Why Jews Celebrate Passover Even While in Exile
By: Rabbi Yossy Goldman
Courtesy of Chabad.org

We are currently celebrating Passover, the Festival of Freedom, and yet, since the original Exodus and liberation, we have again lost our freedom. The Babylonians destroyed our First Temple, the Romans the Second, and we became a wandering people for millennia.
Even today, the Temple Mount is forbidden to Jewish worshipers. And, as powerfully impressive as the Western Wall may be, it is only a remnant of the glorious Holy Temple that is yet to be rebuilt.
So why do we continue to celebrate the anniversary of our liberation when that very freedom was subsequently lost?
There are those who have suggested: “You can take the Jew out of Egypt (and slavery) … but you can’t take Egypt out of the Jew!”
In other words, the slave mentality has remained ingrained in our national psyche.
Yet, back in the 16th century, the holy Rabbi Judah Lowe argued differently. Known as the Maharal, he was a mystic, halachist, philosopher, and chief rabbi of Prague.
The Maharal writes that not only did the Jews avoid inheriting a slave mentality from Egypt, but the opposite—the Exodus forever changed the inner identity of the Jew.The Exodus set us free, not only physically and politically, but spiritually and psychologically.
The Exodus was not just a one-off historical event, or a fantastic, dramatic story that we retell every year at our Passover Seders. No. The Exodus was a spiritual revolution which changed the mentality, the mindset, the psyche, and the very nature of a Jew forever. Freedom was wired into our national DNA. We are, by definition, a free people, and nothing and no one can ever change that.
And so, the Season of our Liberation is indeed worthy of eternal remembrance.
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The Sixth Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, of righteous memory, spiritual leader of Russian Jewry from 1920 onwards, fought the Communists tooth and nail. They were hellbent on eradicating Jewish practice in Russia, but with unwavering commitment he and his chassidim kept Jewish schools, shuls and mikvahs going clandestinely. Many paid with their lives, including both my wife’s grandfathers.
The Rebbe himself was arrested and sentenced to death, but even in prison he remained resolute. Miraculously, his sentence was commuted to 10 years of exile in Kostroma, a few hundred miles from Moscow.
Leningrad, 1927. The Rebbe was on the train about to go into exile. Many hundreds of chassidim came to the train station to bid him farewell. The place was packed with uniformed officers, members of the secret police, and Jewish informants. Yet the Rebbe came out and addressed the crowd. Knowing full well that every word he said would be reported to the Communist authorities, he said:
“May G d be with us as He was with our ancestors; may He not forsake us nor abandon us . . .” Only our bodies went into exile, but not our souls . . . We must proclaim openly before all that with regard to any matter of our faith —Torah, mitzvahs and Jewish custom—it is not subject to the opinion of others, nor can any oppressive force be used against it . . .
. . .This is our request to the Holy One, may He not forsake us nor abandon us. G d should give us true strength to be unintimidated by physical pain, and on the contrary to accept it with joy, so that every punishment we receive for supporting a cheder (Jewish school), for learning Torah, for performing mitzvahs, shall increase our fortitude in the holy work of strengthening Judaism.
We must remember that imprisonment and hard labor are only temporary things, whereas Torah, mitzvahs and the Jewish people are eternal . . . 
How powerful! What courage, defiance, and unbelievable faith.
What was the Rebbe’s bottom-line message? Only our bodies can go into exile, but not our souls. The neshama does not go into galut.They may imprison and enslave our bodies, but the soul of a Jew is always free.
Miraculously, after only 10 days in exile the Rebbe was released and permitted to leave Russia. He spent time in Riga and in Poland before arriving in the United States in 1940, where he re-established the center of Chabad until his passing in 1950.
The Rebbe was not only echoing the words of the Maharal; he was living proof.
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Which brings me to April 1943, the very last Pesach Seder in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Brave, defiant Jewish fighters courageously fought back against the mighty Nazi war machine from the rooftops, while down below, in the cellars, a Pesach Seder was taking place. They found a white tablecloth to cover the table, and candles. They even managed to bake matzah in the ghetto! Marror they had enough of; there was no shortage of bitterness there.
Can you imagine the child asking the Mah Nishtanah that night?! Some of the Jews at that Seder in Warsaw survived the war. Most did not. But the faith, the courage, the defiance, and the sense of inner freedom to even attempt to hold a Seder in those circumstances is awe-inspiring.
Or how about the Jews who risked their lives to bake matzah in the concentration camps? I knew one of them personally—Reb Yankel Friedman. He joined the holy Klausenberger Rebbe in the dangerous secret mission to bake matzahs inside the camps.
The Klausenberger Rebbe, Rabbi Yekusiel Yehudah Halberstam,4 lost his wife and 11 children in the Holocaust. He survived and ended up in New York, where he rebuilt his family, and his community. Later he moved to Israel and the Laniado Hospital in Netanya is just one of many institutions he built. He was a giant of spirit and inspired many thousands with his indomitable faith under fire.
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And that innate freedom of the Jew is likewise embodied in the story of Pini Nahmani. On Thursday, April 2, 1970, an Israeli fighter jet was shot down over Syria. The pilot, 26-year-old Pini Nahmani, was imprisoned in the Al Mazza jail in Damascus. He was later freed as part of a prisoner exchange between the two countries.
Pini wrote about his time in prison. With Passover approaching, he and his two fellow Israelis inmates prepared for a Seder. They scrubbed the floor and painted a Seder plate on a piece of cardboard. They had two Haggadahs and some matzah from the chief rabbi of Zurich.
Boaz Eitan, the youngest, asked the Mah Nishtanah, the Four Questions. They ate matzah and they sang. They sang all their favorite Passover songs; the songs of their youth. They sang so loudly that the prison guards warned them to tone it down or they would be sent to solitary confinement. But they ignored the guards. They felt free and they kept singing.
Pini later wrote that his most memorable and inspirational Seder was the one he celebrated in that Damascus prison.
Stripped of everything, including their dignity, he and his fellow Israelis were determined to remain free men and faithful Jews, despite the torture and the terror. And they did. Miraculously, they lived to tell the tale.
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As the Maharal taught, ever since the Exodus, every Jew possesses that innate, unbreakable sense of freedom. This Passover, may we tap into it and let it liberate us from the drudgery and mediocrity to achieve true, inner freedom.

Wishing you a Sweet and Wonderful Passover and a Peaceful and Healthy Shabbos!   

Haftarah for the 7th Day of Passover
II Samuel 22:1-51.
This week's haftorah describes the song King David composed in his old age, echoing the weekly Torah reading, where Moses delivers his parting words to the Jewish nation in song form.
David's song expresses gratitude to G d for saving him from all his enemies. He starts with the famous words, "The L-rd is my rock and my fortress." He goes on to describe the pain and hardships he encountered and reiterates that he always turned to G d in his moments of distress. He recounts G d's reaction to those who tormented him: "The Lord thundered from heaven; and the Most High gave forth His voice. And He sent out arrows and He scattered them, lightning and He discomfited them. . . I have pursued my enemies and have destroyed them; never turning back until they were consumed."
The King attributes his salvation to his uprightness in following G d's ways: "The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands He recompensed me..."
The song ends with David's expression of thankfulness: "Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the nations, and to Your name I will sing praises. He gives great salvation to His king, and He performs kindness to His anointed; to David and to his seed, forevermore."

Haftarah for the 8th Day of Passover
Isaiah 10:32-12:16
This haftarah is a prophecy by Isaiah regarding the messianic time to come. He foretells of “a staff from the shoot of Jesse,” father of King David, upon whom the Divine spirit will rest and who will be able to judge honestly by way of smell.
The prophet tells us that “the wolf will dwell with the lamb, and the leopard will lie with the kid goat; the calf and the young lion will graze together, and a young lad shall lead them.”
He continues to describe how G d will gather the exiled Jews from all over the world, to bring them back home to the Holy Land. In the newly constituted Jewish kingdom, the ancient rivalry between Judah and Ephraim will end, and they will join forces to subdue their historic enemies.
At that time, Israel will sing G d’s praises, thanking Him for all that he did and does for them, even that which had once appeared to be punishment but has now been revealed to be goodness in disguise.

 

Weekly Sermon will take place immediately following the Daily Tanya class, on Erev Shabbat or Erev HaChag (the eve of the holiday). It usually is at about 9am, but if you cannot catch it live it remains recorded on the Rabbi’s Facebook feed. 

Join Rabbi Eilfort Friday mornings on Facebook Live for his Weekly Sermon. If you have not already done so, please send Rabbi Eilfort (Yeruchem Eilfort) a Friend Request on Facebook!

FUNDRAISING & VOLUNTEERING
GIVING & HELPING OPPORTUNITIES

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

 The Foundation Project - Donations

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.

To donate securely online follow this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate

Sponsor a Kiddush

A huge thank you to our dedicated Kiddush Committee (including but not limited to): Naomi Alter, Sheila Lebovitz, Channah Hale, Kayla Perez, and the Rebbetzin.

Our weekly, communal lunch is a chance to enjoy our gorgeous Shabbos atmosphere, together with our wonderful community, in the beautiful surroundings of our breezeway and patios.

We thank our generous sponsors, without whom, none of this would be possible!

We always need additional sponsors.  If you have a birthday, anniversary, Yarzeit, or some other occasion you want to beautifully commemorate while benefiting the entire community please consider Kiddush sponsorship (half sponsorships also available). We also hope that everyone will be supportive and understand that multiple sponsors benefits the shul and doesn’t, in any way detract, from your occasion

If you are interested please respond to this message or call the shul, 760-943-8891, and you will be put in touch with the appropriate party to make your occasion happen. Please see below for a list of the upcoming Kiddush Sponsors.

Easy Fundraising Opportunity 

First, let us take this opportunity to thank all of those who have had Facebook Birthday Fundraisers for Chabad at La Costa! I cannot tell you how much Nechama & I appreciate it! The money we have received through these fundraisers has helped our shul continue with programming, delivering soup and challah as well as other activities. 

Do you have a birthday coming up? We would be honored if you would consider making our shul the recipient of your birthday fundraiser.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to celebrate your birthday and do a wonderful Mitzvah at the same time? Thank you for your consideration and Happy Birthday!  

SPECIAL WISHES

Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES are extended to the families of the victims of the coronavirus.

OUR HEARTFELT PRAYERS are extended to the victims of the war in Ukraine. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Dovey Eilfort, Ali Lansing, Cheryl Tubis Brown, Jessica Estrin, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER REMEMBER Peter Ross, Jacob Glovsky, Yitzchak Nejathaim, and all of those whose Yarzeit is observed this week.

May Rabbi Naftali Levy, Brenda Joseph, Stephanie Lewis, Rachel Perez, Miriam Reisman, Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, Adam Lemberger, Sandy Radom, Rachel bas Shoshana, and Roz Mintz, be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors:

April 30: Bernardo & Rosalba Buenaventura in Honor of their Anniversary

May 7: Mother's Day Kiddush - SPONSOR YOUR MOM!

May 14: Sponsor Needed

May 21: George Reh in honor of his mother’s Yarzeit.

May 28: SPECIAL KIDDUSH HONORING CHANNAH HALE AND LEN HYMAN
 

 
CHABAD VIRTUAL & IN PERSON ACADEMY
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.

If you cannot get the classes online please email us at  [email protected] and we will work out a different arrangement.

Please note the new schedule of classes, which will be offered both in person and virtually beginning the week of February 20th: Classes will not be held during the Holidays.

Tanya - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life (Daily)

Join Rabbi Eilfort every morning on Facebook at 8am. Watch Live or watch the recording later in the day.

Caffeine for the Soul (Mondays)

Join Muka Rodal on Facebook every Monday at Noon. Watch Live or watch the recording later. In person starting soon! 

JLI Course - Beyond Right - The Values that Shape Judaism's Civil Code (Mondays)

Join Nechama in person   or on zoom from 7-9pm beginning May 16th. This is a paid course. Please sign up at https://www.myjli.com/index.html?task=location&lid=699 

Jewish Bootcamp (aka Judaism 101) (Wednesdays)

Join Rabbi Elia Wednesday at 7:30pm at Chabad of Encinitas 735 Adelaide Circle

Follow this link to sign up: https://www.chabadatlacosta.com/AdultEd

Torah Portion of the Week (Thursdays)

Join Rabbi Eilfort Thursdays at 7:15pm at Chabad La Costa.

Hebrew Reading RHA

with Nechama Eilfort After Passover - Details to be announced.

JLI Course - New Spring Course: Beyond Right - The Values that Shape Judaism's Civil Code (Mondays)

MCLE BOARD-APPROVED IN MANY STATES FOR UP TO NINE (9) CLE CREDITS FOR ATTORNEYS
Visit www.myjli.com/accreditation for a complete accreditation statement
 

Lesson Details
Lesson 1
Beyond Good Neighbors
Most laws are designed to protect the rights of people and their property. But Judaism’s civil code is driven by a different goal. Explore how laws of damages and disputes support a uniquely Jewish view of the human mission.

Lesson 2
Beyond Restitution
In seeking to restore the rights of plaintiffs, Jewish courts actively assist offenders in achieving full repentance too. Why? Discover the advantage of properly undoing damage over mere compensation.

Lesson 3
Beyond Taking Offense
You may feel a moral urge to speak up against an offensive action. But might you have a legal responsibility to deter someone from certain behaviors? Judaism says: Yes. In this lesson, we discuss why and when.

Lesson 4
Beyond Personal Freedom
With 613 commandments in the Torah and myriad rules expounded in the Talmud, can Judaism ever be called “liberating”? Let’s delve into the Exodus, the covenant, and the ways in which laws can lead to the purest human freedom.

Lesson 5
Beyond Lawful Ownership
Is the claim of ownership anything more than a subjective social agreement? A foundation of Chassidic thought is that material possessions contain spiritual energy that is specific to their owners. Let’s consider the owner’s rights and responsibilities through this lens.

Lesson 6
Beyond Presumption of Innocence
While a presumption of innocence can protect defendants from liability, it is not quite a declaration of uprightness. Jewish law goes so far as to presume every person’s core goodness. See how this view can lead us to a truly upright world.

 

Coastal Hebrew School

 

To find out more about our Hebrew school visit www.jewishencinitas.com/hebrewschool

Rosh Chodesh Coastal Women's Society

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Coastal Women's New Moon Circle

C-Teen Events

 

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

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 *www.JewishEncinitas.com *Chabad of Carlsbad N

 

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!

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
Anonymous 1
Channah Hale
Len Hyman
Sheila Lebovitz
Ilyse Loven
David Markoff
Anonymous 2
Ed Richard

Sharon Silverstein
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.

Hebrew School & C-Kids

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Morah Chaya has worked diligently to create an amazing curriculum that will educate and inspire our students. Our teachers will always offer lots of positive reinforcement to the students so that they will not only learn, but they will ENJOY the EXPERIENCE! Please get back to us and let your friends know.  Our students want to be here!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Chaya Eilfort for info at [email protected].

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 23 Number 32 | 13 Nissan, 5782 | April 14, 2022

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 23 Number 32 | 13 Nissan, 5782 | April 14, 2022

 
B"H

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad - Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES AT 7:02 PM  -  Friday, April 15, ‘22 
LIGHT CANDLES AFTER 7:58 PM  -  Saturday, April 16, ‘22
HOLIDAY ENDS 7:59 PM  -  Sunday, April 17, ‘22

MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

Dear Friends,
As we gather with family and friends at the Passover Seder, we will read about the Four Sons – the four types of people we are to include in the retelling of the story of the Exodus. There is the wise child, the wicked one, the simpleton, and the child that doesn't even realize that anything different is happening that night.

For generations, the focus was reaching out to and educating these “children,” because for generations, most Jews fell into one of these categories.

With time, however, a fifth type of Jew has developed. One who, unlike the other four, doesn't even show up at the Seder. It is this fifth son, taught the Lubavitcher Rebbe, who needs the most attention today.

The “fifth children” need to be invited to the Seder and introduced to the heritage that is rightfully theirs. It is our responsibility to include them in all aspects of Jewish life, and make sure they feel part of the community.

So think about who you know that might not have a Seder to attend, or may not even know what Pesach is, and reach out. Invite. Encourage. Share your Seder, your knowledge, and our heritage.

Chag same'ach!

 
PESACH AND SHABBOS NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
We are Open for Services this Week – And there will be NO Soup & Challah

Pesach is Here! Full Schedule Below
Special Erev Pesach Minyan tomorrow at 8am. 

URGENT Appeal
My Dearest Friends,
Please excuse the uniform nature of this email. I have run out of time and needed to reach everyone right away. We are in a critical situation. 
It is Erev Pesach, the Eve of Passover. Traditionally Jews have given Tzedakah at this time of year to help others who are less fortunate. Our annual appeal that went out in last week’s mail has had a minimal response. At the same time we have been sending out food, giving out Passover supplies (including ‘Seder to Go’ kits), and have been working harder than ever to bring meaningful spiritual nourishment to you, our community. We have provided thousands of dollars of emergency relief to people living in their cars, out of work, at risk for losing their apartments, who couldn’t pay for their electricity, or for their prescriptions. 
We are burning the wick at both ends – more expenditures and less income. 
I am asking for your help now.
I know it is a scary time filled with uncertainty for many. 
But I also know that G-d is greater than the coronavirus! I know that He wants us to help each other. I know that this is our opportunity to shine! And I know that the Talmud tells us that Tzedakah saves from death!  
These are historical times. Thank G-d, it seems we are through the worst of it but things are still not entirely stable. In a few years we will look back at these events and ask ourselves did we do all that we could do for each other?
Please feed the hungry. Please provide money so we can continue to support our community in its time of need. I know I am asking for something very difficult. But I am asking, and I am asking YOU. 
Please follow this link and make an immediate contribution to our Passover fund, which is going directly to help those who need it most. Your donation will make a big difference! www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate. For those who have already participated, THANK YOU and G-D BLESS!
May G-d respond with miraculous mercy due to our mercy and may He bless each one of us with a Happy, Sweet, and HEALTHY Passover!
With much love and appreciation,
Rabbi Eilfort

Kiddush Sponsor(s)

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by John Shirley and the Grinberg family in honor of Rhonda Bloom’s Yarzeit.  

Passover News

We will be hosting two Yeshiva students who will be helping us with our Passover preparations and observances.

This year we will be distributing more hand-baked Shmurah Matzah than ever before! If you would like some for your Seder please respond to this message. There is no charge. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Passover Schedule
We look forward to an amazing Passover and look forward to seeing you!
Friday, April 15, 2022
Fast of the First Born
Morning Services: 8:00 am
Eat Chametz until 10:37 am
Burn Chametz by 11:43 am

1st Seder Night
Light Candles at 7:02 pm
Evening Services: 7:00 pm
Community Seder: 7:30 pm

Saturday, April 16, 2022
1st Day of Passover
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Evening Services: 8:00 pm
Light Candles* after 7:58 pm
Community Seder: 8:30 pm

Sunday, April 17, 2022
2nd Day of Passover
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Holiday Ends at 7:59 pm

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Light Candles at 7:06 pm
Evening Services: 7:00 pm

Friday, April 22, 2022
Seventh Day of Passover
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Evening Services: 7:00 pm
Light Candles* before 7:07 pm

Saturday, April 23, 2022
Final Day of Passover
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Yizkor Memorial Service: 12:00 pm
Meal of Moshiach: 6:30 pm
Passover Ends at 8:04 pm
 

Covid Protocols

We are being extremely careful and are asking the following to anyone contemplating coming:

  1. If you have ANY symptoms of Covid please do not come.
  2. If you have been around anyone who has Covid please do not come.
  3. If your doctor told you to be especially careful please do not come.
  4. If you are concerned/afraid please do not come.
  5. If you are not vaccinated please be extra careful with all above-listed stringencies and wear a mask.
  6. Please maintain social distancing at all times.
  7. Please wash and sanitize your hands regularly, especially before the kiddush.

This is a very difficult situation. We ask for your support and understanding as we do our absolute best in providing a vibrant spiritual home that is SAFE for our community. This means that even if you are not concerned about Covid please be thoughtful about those who are concerned. This means even if you are extremely concerned about Covid do not be judgmental of those who feel they must attend shul to ensure we have a minyan.

We choose to remain a close and loving community.  

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

Soup and Challah - NO - Soup & Challah This Week

We are always seeking additional volunteers to help deliver Soup and Challah. If you can help with this beautiful Mitzvah please respond to this message. Thank you and G-d bless!

We will still be offering Soup and Challah to those who request it. Sometimes we will need people to pick it up themselves from shul, depending on the volunteer drivers’ status. Our focus is now to have people join us at shul so we can enjoy Kiddush TOGETHER!

Our A Team is busy preparing Challahs for the community as this is being written (and THANK YOU to our amazing donors for making that happen!). However, we are facing a big challenge as we need angels to deliver the fruit of our ovens to our hungry constituents. If you are ready, willing, and able to assist please respond to this message or contact the Rebbetzin to volunteer ASAP. G-d bless you!

If you can help with deliveries, reach out to Kayla or Nechama.

Please note that all food is prepared and delivered using recommended safeguards.

Sponsors Appreciated (And Needed)

These are extraordinary times many people are reaching out for help and, Baruch Hashem / thank G-d, we are HERE to help! ‘We’ means YOU and US, TOGETHER. It is an amazing partnership that we have!

A very special thank you goes out to our “Super Sponsor” Channah Hale who has continuously stepped forward helping us to maintain this service!

We are extremely grateful to those who have reached out to help fund us, enabling us to serve others. Thank you to our amazing volunteer drivers - you can volunteer to deliver Soup and Challah!

Note About Sponsorships

You may have noticed that we seek multiple sponsors for the Kiddush, Challah, Soup, and Torah classes. We do this because we need to find ways to cover our budgetary shortfall that has been caused by the coronavirus. The donations coming to the shul have been dramatically reduced. We greatly appreciate those of you who are still supporting us! G-d bless you! We greatly appreciate your understanding as we seek ways of propping up the income necessary to keep things afloat. Your ideas about additional income streams are likewise greatly appreciated!

RABBI'S WEEKLY ARTICLE
Rabbi's Letter | Thought for the Week | Haftarah 

A Word of Torah
Living with the Times

The Holiday of Passover – Chag HaPesach
By: Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort

Ma’ot Chittim – Money for Food

Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, is perhaps the best known of all the Jewish holidays. Who amongst us doesn’t remember sitting around a table celebrating the Seder, the traditional Passover meal, with our family and friends? 
There is a reason why Pesach is so well known. In fact the Haggadah, the special Passover prayer book that we read from during the Seder, tells us the answer. An emphasis is placed upon transmitting the story of our people’s exodus from Egypt to our children. One of the most crucial Mitzvot, divine commandments, is the commandment to “Teach them (Torah and Mitzvot) diligently to your children.” On top of that we are told, “And you shall tell your children on that day (on Passover, the story of the exodus).” 
It is precisely this strong emphasis of this particular story, which has resulted in our observance of Passover with such zeal till today, some 3,334 years after the first Passover. It is the story of Passover and the observance of Pesach, filled with its special observances, which inform our divine service for the balance of the year. 
It is no wonder then that we make a special pre Passover appeal to help those in need, specifically for their Seder requirements. This unique monetary request has a special name, Ma’ot Chittim, which means money for food (literally bread). All year we are commanded to give Tzedakah/Charity. But before Pesach that regular commandment evolves into a super-commandment. It is so important that it is better that we simplify our own Passover plans a bit in order to give extra Ma’ot Chittim. 
This year we have been presented with an abundance of opportunities to fulfill this precious Mitzvah. While we certainly have to maintain our financial support of our local poor and worthy institutions that help distribute funds/food to the needy, these days we have been presented with a moment that necessitates that we rise to the occasion. 
Thousands and tens of thousands of our brothers and sisters in the Ukraine have been rendered penniless, they have literally been made into refugees overnight by the current conflict. It is hard to imagine the hardships that they are being forced to endure. One day they are living at home and are the beneficiaries of a robust Jewish community with all of its requisite institutions that help support Jewish life, and the next day they have been forced to flee for their lives. 
And let us not forget the countless Jewish institutions around Europe and Israel that have graciously and generously received these refugees doing their utmost to make them feel welcome, cared for, and safe.
I view the Jewish response to the Ukrainian crises as nothing short of a human miracle of (nearly) Biblical proportions. 
I read a thought told by Natan Sharansky, the famous Jewish ‘refusenik’ from the Soviet Union who shared that during the times of the Communist regime in the former USSR to be labeled a Jew in one’s passport meant tremendous hardships. From difficulties finding good jobs to discrimination getting into the better schools, being Jewish was a mark of additional difficulty. 
Sharansky marveled at how the times have changed. He commented that now, during this humanitarian catastrophe it is precisely the Jews who are being saved due to the intervention of the international Jewish community. “Ashreinu mah tov chelkainu,” Happy we are! How wonderful is our portion! 
This miraculous level of support demonstrates our keen interest in and love of our fellow Jews. Incidentally, it provides a shining example to all the nations of the world of how to move with alacrity to save one’s people when they need help, and how we all must try to help each other.  
It is almost Pesach and we are undoubtedly busy preparing our homes for the joyous holiday. We are also planning how to distribute our Ma’ot Chittim. Let us resolve to dig even deeper this year and to include the refugees and the communities that welcomed them in our charitable giving plan. Let us find a way to enable them to sit at the Seder table and to thank the Almighty for being redeemed from Egypt while passing on the message of eternal freedom to their children, just as we do with ours!  

Wishing you a Sweet and Wonderful Passover and a Peaceful and Healthy Shabbos!   

Haftarah for 1st Day of Passover
Joshua 3:5-7; 5:2:15; 6:1; 6:27
The haftarah for today mentions the Paschal sacrifice, echoing the Torah portion which describes the preparations and the sacrifice done in Egypt under Moses' leadership.
After thirty days of mourning Moses' passing, Joshua tells the people to prepare themselves for the crossing of the river Jordan, he tells the priests to carry the Ark of the Covenant in front of the people. G d tells Joshua that He will show his greatness to the people of Israel "that they may know that as I was with Moses, so will I be with you".
G d tells Joshua to circumcise the Jewish men who had not yet been circumcised due to the desert weather, he does so, reminding them of the previous generation of men, who had gone out of Egypt, who had all been circumcised before partaking of the Passover offering. Joshua reminds the people of past events, how they had to wait for that generation to die in the desert as they would not be able to enter the land of Israel. Once everyone was circumcised they waited for all the men to recover.
G d tells Joshua "this day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you", referring to a vision of the star of blood which the Egyptians had said was over the Jewish people at the time of the Exodus, not knowing that it was the blood of the circumcision. Joshua calls the place Gilgal. There the people of Israel make camp and offer the Passover sacrifice, two days later G d stop sending the manna and the people eat the produce of the land.
Joshua sees a sword-holding man on the outskirts of Jericho and asks him on whose side he is on. "And he said, No, but I am the the captain of the host of the L-rd; I have now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and prostrated himself, and said to him, What does my lord say to his servant? And the captain of the Lord's host said to Joshua, Remove your shoe from your foot; for the place upon which you stand is holy. And Joshua did so."
The haftorah ends with a message that the city of Jericho was under siege and that G d was with Joshua.

Haftarah for the 2nd Day of Passover
II Kings 23:1-9, 21-25
The haftarah for the second day of Passover begins after King Josiah learns of a historic Torah scroll that had been discovered in the Holy Temple. It chronicles the public reading of the scroll and the national movement toward return to G d that ensued.
Full of newfound inspiration, King Josiah had the idolatrous artifacts and priests removed from the Temple, and destroyed the other shrines that had been erected in Judea.
The king then encouraged the people to celebrate Passover as commanded in the Torah, something that had been neglected for generations.
The haftarah concludes by telling us that “there never was a king before [Josiah] who returned to G d with all his heart and all his soul and all his might, [to follow what was] written in the Torah of Moses, and there never afterwards arose another one like him.”

Weekly Sermon will take place immediately following the Daily Tanya class, which will begin at 8:45am

Join Rabbi Eilfort Friday mornings on Facebook Live for his Weekly Sermon. If you have not already done so, please send Rabbi Eilfort (Yeruchem Eilfort) a Friend Request on Facebook!

FUNDRAISING & VOLUNTEERING
GIVING & HELPING OPPORTUNITIES

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

 The Foundation Project - Donations

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.

To donate securely online follow this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate

Sponsor a Kiddush

A huge thank you to our dedicated Kiddush Committee (including but not limited to): Naomi Alter, Sheila Lebovitz, Channah Hale, Kayla Perez, and the Rebbetzin.

Our weekly, communal lunch is a chance to enjoy our gorgeous Shabbos atmosphere, together with our wonderful community, in the beautiful surroundings of our breezeway and patios.

We thank our generous sponsors, without whom, none of this would be possible!

We always need additional sponsors.  If you have a birthday, anniversary, Yarzeit, or some other occasion you want to beautifully commemorate while benefiting the entire community please consider Kiddush sponsorship (half sponsorships also available). We also hope that everyone will be supportive and understand that multiple sponsors benefits the shul and doesn’t, in any way detract, from your occasion

If you are interested please respond to this message or call the shul, 760-943-8891, and you will be put in touch with the appropriate party to make your occasion happen. Please see below for a list of the upcoming Kiddush Sponsors.

Easy Fundraising Opportunity 

First, let us take this opportunity to thank all of those who have had Facebook Birthday Fundraisers for Chabad at La Costa! I cannot tell you how much Nechama & I appreciate it! The money we have received through these fundraisers has helped our shul continue with programming, delivering soup and challah as well as other activities. 

Do you have a birthday coming up? We would be honored if you would consider making our shul the recipient of your birthday fundraiser.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to celebrate your birthday and do a wonderful Mitzvah at the same time? Thank you for your consideration and Happy Birthday!  

SPECIAL WISHES

Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES are extended to the families of the victims of the coronavirus.

OUR HEARTFELT PRAYERS are extended to the victims of the war in Ukraine. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to to to to to Karen Miller, Fran Sekela, Dovid Rodal, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER REMEMBER Rhonda Bloom, Leo Wollman, William Ross, Peter Goldsmith, Esther Nachmani, and all of those whose Yarzeit is observed this week.

May Rabbi Naftali Levy, Brenda Joseph, Stephanie Lewis, Rachel Perez, Miriam Reisman, Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, Adam Lemberger, Sandy Radom, and Roz Mintz, be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors:

April 16: John Shirley & Grinberg Family in Memory of Rhonda Bloom

April 23: Rabbi Yossi & Muka Rodal in Honor of Dovid's Birthday

April 30: Bernardo & Rosalba Buenaventura in Honor of their Anniversary

May 7: Sponsor Needed

May 14: Sponsor Needed

 
CHABAD VIRTUAL & IN PERSON ACADEMY
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.

If you cannot get the classes online please email us at  [email protected] and we will work out a different arrangement.

Please note the new schedule of classes, which will be offered both in person and virtually beginning the week of February 20th: Classes will not be held during the Holidays.

Tanya - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life (Daily)

Join Rabbi Eilfort every morning on Facebook at 8am. Watch Live or watch the recording later in the day.

Caffeine for the Soul (Mondays)

Join Muka Rodal on Facebook every Monday at Noon. Watch Live or watch the recording later. In person starting soon! 

JLI Course - Beyond Right - The Values that Shape Judaism's Civil Code (Mondays)

Join Nechama in person   or on zoom from 7-9pm beginning May 16th. This is a paid course. Please sign up at https://www.myjli.com/index.html?task=location&lid=699 

Jewish Bootcamp (aka Judaism 101) (Wednesdays)

Join Rabbi Elia Wednesday at 7:30pm at Chabad of Encinitas 735 Adelaide Circle

Follow this link to sign up: https://www.chabadatlacosta.com/AdultEd

Torah Portion of the Week (Thursdays)

Join Rabbi Eilfort Thursdays at 7:15pm at Chabad La Costa.

Hebrew Reading RHA

with Nechama Eilfort After Passover - Details to be announced.

JLI Course - New Spring Course: Beyond Right - The Values that Shape Judaism's Civil Code (Mondays) 9CLE units

Lesson Details
Lesson 1
Beyond Good Neighbors
Most laws are designed to protect the rights of people and their property. But Judaism’s civil code is driven by a different goal. Explore how laws of damages and disputes support a uniquely Jewish view of the human mission.

Lesson 2
Beyond Restitution
In seeking to restore the rights of plaintiffs, Jewish courts actively assist offenders in achieving full repentance too. Why? Discover the advantage of properly undoing damage over mere compensation.

Lesson 3
Beyond Taking Offense
You may feel a moral urge to speak up against an offensive action. But might you have a legal responsibility to deter someone from certain behaviors? Judaism says: Yes. In this lesson, we discuss why and when.

Lesson 4
Beyond Personal Freedom
With 613 commandments in the Torah and myriad rules expounded in the Talmud, can Judaism ever be called “liberating”? Let’s delve into the Exodus, the covenant, and the ways in which laws can lead to the purest human freedom.

Lesson 5
Beyond Lawful Ownership
Is the claim of ownership anything more than a subjective social agreement? A foundation of Chassidic thought is that material possessions contain spiritual energy that is specific to their owners. Let’s consider the owner’s rights and responsibilities through this lens.

Lesson 6
Beyond Presumption of Innocence
While a presumption of innocence can protect defendants from liability, it is not quite a declaration of uprightness. Jewish law goes so far as to presume every person’s core goodness. See how this view can lead us to a truly upright world.

 

Coastal Hebrew School

 

To find out more about our Hebrew school visit www.jewishencinitas.com/hebrewschool

Rosh Chodesh Coastal Women's Society

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Coastal Women's New Moon Circle

C-Teen Events

 

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

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 *www.JewishEncinitas.com *Chabad of Carlsbad N

 

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!

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*:

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Ed Richard

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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.

Hebrew School & C-Kids

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Morah Chaya has worked diligently to create an amazing curriculum that will educate and inspire our students. Our teachers will always offer lots of positive reinforcement to the students so that they will not only learn, but they will ENJOY the EXPERIENCE! Please get back to us and let your friends know.  Our students want to be here!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Chaya Eilfort for info at [email protected].

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.

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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.

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Volume 23 Number 31 | 7 Nissan, 5782 | April 8, 2022

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 23 Number 31 | 7 Nissan, 5782 | April 8, 2022

 
B"H

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad - Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES AT 6:56 PM  -  Friday, April 7, ‘22 
SHABBAT ENDS 7:53 PM  -  Saturday, April 2, ‘22

MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

Dear Friends,

Next week, Jews around the world will be marking the 120th birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory. (see the flyer below)

Throughout the years of his leadership, whenever a big deal was made about a personal occasion, such as his birthday, the Rebbe made it clear that it was not about himself but about bettering the world and making it a home for G-d.

At the farbrengen marking the Rebbe’s 70th birthday in 1972, he requested a unique birthday “gift” — that in the coming year, 71 new Chabad institutions would be established around the world.

Indeed, by the time the Rebbe’s 71st birthday arrived, the number of new institutions — including synagogues, community centers, schools, and more — far surpassed the original goal of 71. And it didn’t stop there. For years to come, every time the Rebbe’s birthday came around, it was marked around the world by setting new goals for growth and expansion.

This year, as his 120th birthday on the 11th of Nissan approaches, new initiatives are being undertaken, new institutions are being opened, and new goals are being set.

We continue living with the Rebbe’s teachings and guidance, and we will continue giving him the birthday presents he clearly wanted. His influence lives on, including the drive he instilled in us to constantly do more for all of mankind, making the world ripe for the Final Redemption with the coming of Moshiach—may it happen speedily!

Shabbat shalom,

 
 SHABBOS NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
We are Open for Services this Week – And there will be NO Soup & Challah

Bar Mitzvah Celebration THIS Shabbos! Mazel tov to the McCarthy Family!

Sam McCarthy will be called to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah this Shabbos. Sam has been a member of our community from the moment he was born. We will be celebrating with gusto and everyone is invited to join in the festivities including the Kiddush Luncheon that is in Sam’s honor.

Shabbos HaGadol THIS Shabbos!

The Shabbos before Passover is called the Great Shabbos as it was on this day that the great miracle leading to the exodus from Egypt occurred. The Jewish people, who were largely lacking in Mitzvos, were commanded to set aside a lamb for what would ultimately become their Passover Sacrifice. They did so quite publicly. When the Egyptians asked why the Jewish people told them about the impending plague, the 10th plague, which was death of the first born. The Egyptian first born rebelled against Pharaoh trying to release the Jews before the devastation of the plague would harm them. The self sacrifice of the Jews, risking their very lives to fulfill a divine commandment brought tremendous merits to them and made them worthy to be redeemed from Egypt. It is a BIG DEAL to attend shul on this Shabbos as this miracle will be discussed.

Kiddush Sponsor(s)

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored Paul Horwitz in honor of his grandson, Sam McCarthy, on his Bar Mitzvah. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us in our beautiful weekly celebration. 

The Rebbe's 120th Birthday Celebration

Celebrate the life and message of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson at the Yud Alef Nissan Farbrengen in Scripps Ranch on Monday night at 7:30pm.

Passover News

We will be hosting two Yeshiva students who will be helping us with our Passover preparations and observances.

This year we will be distributing more hand-baked Shmurah Matzah than ever before! If you would like some for your Seder please respond to this message. There is no charge. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Passover Schedule
We look forward to an amazing Passover and look forward to seeing you!
Friday, April 15, 2022
Fast of the First Born
Morning Services: 8:00 am
Eat Chametz until 10:37 am
Burn Chametz by 11:43 am

1st Seder Night
Light Candles at 7:02 pm
Evening Services: 7:00 pm
Community Seder: 7:30 pm

Saturday, April 16, 2022
1st Day of Passover
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Evening Services: 8:00 pm
Light Candles* after 7:58 pm
Community Seder: 8:30 pm

Sunday, April 17, 2022
2nd Day of Passover
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Holiday Ends at 7:59 pm

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Light Candles at 7:06 pm
Evening Services: 7:00 pm

Friday, April 22, 2022
Seventh Day of Passover
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Evening Services: 7:00 pm
Light Candles* before 7:07 pm

Saturday, April 23, 2022
Final Day of Passover
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Yizkor Memorial Service: 12:00 pm
Meal of Moshiach: 6:30 pm
Passover Ends at 8:04 pm
 

Covid Protocols

We are being extremely careful and are asking the following to anyone contemplating coming:

  1. If you have ANY symptoms of Covid please do not come.
  2. If you have been around anyone who has Covid please do not come.
  3. If your doctor told you to be especially careful please do not come.
  4. If you are concerned/afraid please do not come.
  5. If you are not vaccinated please be extra careful with all above-listed stringencies and wear a mask.
  6. Please maintain social distancing at all times.
  7. Please wash and sanitize your hands regularly, especially before the kiddush.

This is a very difficult situation. We ask for your support and understanding as we do our absolute best in providing a vibrant spiritual home that is SAFE for our community. This means that even if you are not concerned about Covid please be thoughtful about those who are concerned. This means even if you are extremely concerned about Covid do not be judgmental of those who feel they must attend shul to ensure we have a minyan.

We choose to remain a close and loving community.  

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

Soup and Challah - LIMITED - Soup & Challah This Week

We are always seeking additional volunteers to help deliver Soup and Challah. If you can help with this beautiful Mitzvah please respond to this message. Thank you and G-d bless!

We will still be offering Soup and Challah to those who request it. Sometimes we will need people to pick it up themselves from shul, depending on the volunteer drivers’ status. Our focus is now to have people join us at shul so we can enjoy Kiddush TOGETHER!

Our A Team is busy preparing Challahs for the community as this is being written (and THANK YOU to our amazing donors for making that happen!). However, we are facing a big challenge as we need angels to deliver the fruit of our ovens to our hungry constituents. If you are ready, willing, and able to assist please respond to this message or contact the Rebbetzin to volunteer ASAP. G-d bless you!

If you can help with deliveries, reach out to Kayla or Nechama.

Please note that all food is prepared and delivered using recommended safeguards.

Sponsors Appreciated (And Needed)

These are extraordinary times many people are reaching out for help and, Baruch Hashem / thank G-d, we are HERE to help! ‘We’ means YOU and US, TOGETHER. It is an amazing partnership that we have!

A very special thank you goes out to our “Super Sponsor” Channah Hale who has continuously stepped forward helping us to maintain this service!

We are extremely grateful to those who have reached out to help fund us, enabling us to serve others. Thank you to our amazing volunteer drivers - you can volunteer to deliver Soup and Challah!

Note About Sponsorships

You may have noticed that we seek multiple sponsors for the Kiddush, Challah, Soup, and Torah classes. We do this because we need to find ways to cover our budgetary shortfall that has been caused by the coronavirus. The donations coming to the shul have been dramatically reduced. We greatly appreciate those of you who are still supporting us! G-d bless you! We greatly appreciate your understanding as we seek ways of propping up the income necessary to keep things afloat. Your ideas about additional income streams are likewise greatly appreciated!

RABBI'S WEEKLY ARTICLE
Rabbi's Letter | Thought for the Week | Haftarah 

A Word of Torah
Living with the Times

Parshat Metzorah

By: Rabbi Aharon Loschak From Chabad.org

George Orwell demonstrated so vividly that “If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” This is as true today as it was in 1946.

Even though we have been educated about its fallacy, we’re still falling for Newspeak every day.

In 2010, Anand Giridharadas observed that “When a company is ‘levering up,’ it often means, in regular language, that it is spending money it doesn’t have. When it is ‘right-sizing’ or finding ‘synergies,’ it may well be firing people. When it ‘manages stakeholders,’ it could be lobbying or bribing. When you dial into ‘customer care,’ they care very little. But when they call you, even at dinnertime, then it’s a ‘courtesy call.’”

It’s happening all around you, and the more you pay attention to it, the more you’ll notice it.

The good news?

You can get in on the scheme, too—in a good way, of course.

Good News On the Homefront

Parshat Metzora continues the topic of the last, namely the affliction of tzaraat. While the focus last week was on tzaraat of the skin and clothing, our parshah focuses on tzaraat that appears on the walls of one’s house. Long story short, if the lesion persists and spreads on the wall, the house must be destroyed.

While this may seem like a harsh punishment, Rashi, citing the Midrash, tells us something interesting:

This is [good] news for them that lesions of tzaraat will come upon them, because the Amorites had hidden away treasures of gold inside the walls of their houses during the entire forty years that the Israelites were in the desert, and through the lesion, he will demolish the house and find it.

The Talmud famously links tzaraat with lashon hara, slander, or, as Maimonides explains, with overall negative speech. Accordingly, we must wonder, how does this make sense? The owners of the house are being punished for doing something wrong, so why should they gain from it? Why should one who slandered another or spoke negatively be rewarded with discovering jewels in the walls of their home?

The Magic of Words

But the point of this punishment wasn’t just to give the sinner a slap on the wrist. Rather, it was a teaching moment to guide the sinner to properly appreciate the power of speech and thus use it the right way. Hence the treasure.

To explain:

Words are extremely powerful. Often, when we think about something, the idea is somewhat hazy. When we go ahead and articulate it, however, all of a sudden, the idea sharpens and comes into focus. It’s as if words possess the power to expose things that no amount of thinking can do.

Tyrannical regimes have been upheld with words, and healing has been brought to suffering souls with words. As many wise people throughout history have understood, when ideas are articulated the right way, they can literally topple governments, change minds, and bring tremendous goodness.

Kabbalah supports this idea, explaining how words reach into the deepest part of the soul. Thought exposes the workings of the mind, but words burrow straight to the source of all ideas, to the soul’s endless creative capacity, and as such, they expose new depth, clarity, and force.

Expose Jewels, Not Slander

Back to the person with tzaraat on their home. Yes, they sinned. They used words in a negative way. And that’s terrible. But the Torah doesn’t simply stifle negative speech and call it a day. That would only be half the job and a missed opportunity.

The point isn’t to just stymie negative speech but to advocate and harness the tremendous power of words in a positive and constructive way. So, if a person is going to use their words to expose something, to articulate a grand idea, to reach into their soul and bring up something revealing, it should be like the person who tears down the walls of their home and finds ... jewels.

Be Bold and Articulate

Much ink has been spilled over the power of words. Beyond simple tools we use to communicate with one another, great thinkers from the past observed just how much can be accomplished with the right language. Remember Orwell?

What does that tell us?

Choose your words wisely. Don’t just refrain from saying negative things. Tear down the walls of your home and expose those jewels! Be bold and articulate, spreading good ideas and positive energy around you.

Start dispensing compliments. Comment on a friend’s smile, tell a coworker how nice it is to chat during the day, or let your parents know that they did a great job raising you.

Learn something new—a Torah thought—and share it with the people around you. The moment you’re forced to articulate it to the public, it will take on new shape and meaning.

That’s the magic of words, and it’s the magic the Torah wishes to tell us about when it plants jewels inside a slanderer’s house.

Wishing you a peaceful and healthy Shabbos!  

Haftarah of Parshat Metzorah

II Kings 7:3-20.

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

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

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

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

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

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FUNDRAISING & VOLUNTEERING
GIVING & HELPING OPPORTUNITIES

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.

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

 The Foundation Project - Donations

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.

To donate securely online follow this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate

Sponsor a Kiddush

A huge thank you to our dedicated Kiddush Committee (including but not limited to): Naomi Alter, Sheila Lebovitz, Channah Hale, Kayla Perez, and the Rebbetzin.

Our weekly, communal lunch is a chance to enjoy our gorgeous Shabbos atmosphere, together with our wonderful community, in the beautiful surroundings of our breezeway and patios.

We thank our generous sponsors, without whom, none of this would be possible!

We always need additional sponsors.  If you have a birthday, anniversary, Yarzeit, or some other occasion you want to beautifully commemorate while benefiting the entire community please consider Kiddush sponsorship (half sponsorships also available). We also hope that everyone will be supportive and understand that multiple sponsors benefits the shul and doesn’t, in any way detract, from your occasion

If you are interested please respond to this message or call the shul, 760-943-8891, and you will be put in touch with the appropriate party to make your occasion happen. Please see below for a list of the upcoming Kiddush Sponsors.

Easy Fundraising Opportunity 

First, let us take this opportunity to thank all of those who have had Facebook Birthday Fundraisers for Chabad at La Costa! I cannot tell you how much Nechama & I appreciate it! The money we have received through these fundraisers has helped our shul continue with programming, delivering soup and challah as well as other activities. 

Do you have a birthday coming up? We would be honored if you would consider making our shul the recipient of your birthday fundraiser.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to celebrate your birthday and do a wonderful Mitzvah at the same time? Thank you for your consideration and Happy Birthday!  

SPECIAL WISHES

Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

MAZEL TOV to the McCarthy Family on the occasion of Sam’s Bar Mitzvah!

OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES are extended to the families of the victims of the coronavirus.

OUR HEARTFELT PRAYERS are extended to the victims of the war in Ukraine. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to to to to to Ilyse Loven, Freida Fenton, Julie Tubis, Julie Rozansky, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER REMEMBER Ann Osher, Rebecca Glovsky, Steven Beck Rachel Dubner, Julie Brunellen, and all of those whose Yarzeit is observed this week.

May Rabbi Naftali Levy, Brenda Joseph, Stephanie Lewis, Rachel Perez, Miriam Reisman, Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, Adam Lemberger, Sandy Radom, and Roz Mintz, be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors:

April 9: Bar Mitzvah of Sam McCarthy

April 16: John Shirley in Memory of Rhonda Bloom

April 23: Rabbi Yossi & Muka Rodal in Honor of Dovid's Birthday

April 30: Bernardo & Rosalba Buenaventura in Honor of their Anniversary

 
CHABAD VIRTUAL & IN PERSON ACADEMY
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.

If you cannot get the classes online please email us at  [email protected] and we will work out a different arrangement.

Please note the new schedule of classes, which will be offered both in person and virtually beginning the week of February 20th: Classes will not be held during the Holidays.

Tanya - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life (Daily)

Join Rabbi Eilfort every morning on Facebook at 8am. Watch Live or watch the recording later in the day.

Caffeine for the Soul (Mondays)

Join Muka Rodal on Facebook every Monday at Noon. Watch Live or watch the recording later. In person starting soon! 

Jewish Bootcamp (aka Judaism 101) (Wednesdays)

Join Rabbi Elia Wednesday at 7:30pm at Chabad of Encinitas 735 Adelaide Circle

Follow this link to sign up: https://www.chabadatlacosta.com/AdultEd

Torah Portion of the Week (Thursdays)

Join Rabbi Eilfort Thursdays at 7:15pm at Chabad La Costa.

Hebrew Reading RHA

with Nechama Eilfort After Passover - Details to be announced.

JLI Course - New Spring Course: Beyond Right - The Values that Shape Judaism's Civil Code (Mondays) 9CLE units

Upcoming JLI Courses lineup:

 

Coastal Hebrew School

 

To find out more about our Hebrew school visit www.jewishencinitas.com/hebrewschool

Rosh Chodesh Coastal Women's Society

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Coastal Women's New Moon Circle

C-Teen Events

 

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

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 *www.JewishEncinitas.com *Chabad of Carlsbad N

 

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!

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
Anonymous 1
Channah Hale
Len Hyman
Sheila Lebovitz
Ilyse Loven
David Markoff
Anonymous 2
Ed Richard

Sharon Silverstein
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.

Hebrew School & C-Kids

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Morah Chaya has worked diligently to create an amazing curriculum that will educate and inspire our students. Our teachers will always offer lots of positive reinforcement to the students so that they will not only learn, but they will ENJOY the EXPERIENCE! Please get back to us and let your friends know.  Our students want to be here!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Chaya Eilfort for info at [email protected].

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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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.

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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 23 Number 30 | 29 Adar II, 5782 | April 1, 2022

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 23 Number 30 | 29 Adar II, 5782 | April 1, 2022

 
B"H

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad - Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES AT 6:51 PM  -  Friday, April 1, ‘22 
SHABBAT ENDS 7:47 PM  -  Saturday, April 2, ‘22

MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

Dear Friends,

As the month of Adar II comes to an end, we look back at the 60 days of joy that these two Adar months encompassed, and we know that good things don’t have to end—in fact, when done correctly, they can positively impact the future.

The joy we experienced during these two months is connected to Moses, whose birthday is on the 7th of Adar, and through whom G-d chose to bring to fruition the Exodus from Egypt.

The joy of Adar inevitably continues into the month of Nissan, the month in which we celebrate Passover.

Having Moses as their leader is what enabled the Jews to keep their faith and remain connected to G-d throughout the tumultuous Exodus and their long sojourn in the desert, and it is because of their Exodus that we know we will experience our Exodus, with the coming of Moshiach.

Shabbat shalom,

 
 SHABBOS NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
We are Open for Services this Week – And there will be limited Soup & Challah

Rabbi Needs Minyans Sunday Night & Monday, April 3rd and 4th

The Minyans are needed so Rabbi Eilfort can say Kaddish for his mother on her Yarzeit. 
The times are: Sunday at 7pm (30 minutes), Monday at 8am (45 minutes) and at 7pm (30 minutes. If you can help with this important Mitzvah please respond to this message as soon as possible.

Rhonda Bloom’s Unveiling Ceremony Scheduled THIS Sunday

Please join us on Sunday, April 3 at 2pm in the Garden of Eden section of the El Camino Memorial Park (5600 Carroll Canyon Rd., San Diego). Following the dedication of Rhonda’s headstone we will then meet at her mother’s (Shirley Sandler) nearby gravesite for the dedication of her headstone.

There will then be a Kosher reception at Rhonda’s brother, Gary Grinberg’s home: 2132 Redgap, Encinitas, 92024.
Rhonda was a long time member of our community and beloved by many. It will be a huge (double) Mitzvah to participate in these short, but meaningful services, allowing us to have a Minyan so Kaddish can be recited.

Please respond to this message if you can participate. 

Three Torahs THIS Shabbos!

We will be using three Torahs this Shabbos, which is a fairly rare event as it happens only a couple of times per year. One Torah is for the weekly portion, Tazria, one is for Rosh Chodesh, and one for the special reading on Shabbos HaChodesh. Please join us and bask in the beauty and spirituality of having three Torahs out and about!
 

Shabbos Attendance is Trending Upwards – Thank G-d!

We are looking for folks who can come and enjoy our spirited services together in an uplifting (and safe) environment. If you can come please let us know.    

We are being extremely careful and are asking the following to anyone contemplating coming:

  1. If you have ANY symptoms of Covid please do not come.
  2. If you have been around anyone who has Covid please do not come.
  3. If your doctor told you to be especially careful please do not come.
  4. If you are concerned/afraid please do not come.
  5. If you are not vaccinated please be extra careful with all above-listed stringencies and wear a mask.
  6. Please maintain social distancing at all times.
  7. Please wash and sanitize your hands regularly, especially before the kiddush.

This is a very difficult situation. We ask for your support and understanding as we do our absolute best in providing a vibrant spiritual home that is SAFE for our community. This means that even if you are not concerned about Covid please be thoughtful about those who are concerned. This means even if you are extremely concerned about Covid do not be judgmental of those who feel they must attend shul to ensure we have a minyan.

We simply MUST FIND A WAY to coexist and remain a close and loving community.  

Kiddush Sponsor(s)

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored the Eilfort Family in honor of Rabbi Eilfort’s mother, Raizel Fylah bas Yeruchem Kalmen’s, Yarzeit. It is also in honor of Kayla Perez’ birthday and Leib Eilfort’s birthday. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us in our beautiful weekly celebration. 

Pesach is Coming

We are offering Community Seders this year, as well as Seder to Go options. Please check our website:
www.chabadatlacosta.com/sederrsvp
www.chabadatlacosta.com/sedertogo

New Class Schedule

Please note the schedule of classes:

Caffeine for the Soul taught by Rebbetzin Muka. Mondays at 12pm. Location to be announced. Coffee Bean at the Forum

Judaism 101 with Rabbi Elia. Wednesdays at 7:30pm at Chabad of Encinitas.

(No class this coming week due to Purim) Torah Portion of the Week with Rabbi Eilfort. Thurs. at 7:15pm, Chabad La Costa & Facebook Live

Daily Tanya with Rabbi E. Daily on Facebook Live – Times vary but class is recorded and remains posted.

Weekly Torah Thought with Rabbi E – Following Tanya on Fridays.

Hebrew Reading Basics with Rebbetzin Nechama. After Passover - Details to be announced.

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

Soup and Challah - LIMITED - Soup & Challah This Week

We are always seeking additional volunteers to help deliver Soup and Challah. If you can help with this beautiful Mitzvah please respond to this message. Thank you and G-d bless!

We will still be offering Soup and Challah to those who request it. Sometimes we will need people to pick it up themselves from shul, depending on the volunteer drivers’ status. Our focus is now to have people join us at shul so we can enjoy Kiddush TOGETHER!

Our A Team is busy preparing Challahs for the community as this is being written (and THANK YOU to our amazing donors for making that happen!). However, we are facing a big challenge as we need angels to deliver the fruit of our ovens to our hungry constituents. If you are ready, willing, and able to assist please respond to this message or contact the Rebbetzin to volunteer ASAP. G-d bless you!

If you can help with deliveries, reach out to Kayla or Nechama.

Please note that all food is prepared and delivered using recommended safeguards.

Sponsors Appreciated (And Needed)

These are extraordinary times many people are reaching out for help and, Baruch Hashem / thank G-d, we are HERE to help! ‘We’ means YOU and US, TOGETHER. It is an amazing partnership that we have!

A very special thank you goes out to our “Super Sponsor” Channah Hale who has continuously stepped forward helping us to maintain this service!

We are extremely grateful to those who have reached out to help fund us, enabling us to serve others. Thank you to our amazing volunteer drivers - you can volunteer to deliver Soup and Challah!

Note About Sponsorships

You may have noticed that we seek multiple sponsors for the Kiddush, Challah, Soup, and Torah classes. We do this because we need to find ways to cover our budgetary shortfall that has been caused by the coronavirus. The donations coming to the shul have been dramatically reduced. We greatly appreciate those of you who are still supporting us! G-d bless you! We greatly appreciate your understanding as we seek ways of propping up the income necessary to keep things afloat. Your ideas about additional income streams are likewise greatly appreciated!

RABBI'S WEEKLY ARTICLE
Rabbi's Letter | Thought for the Week | Haftarah 

A Word of Torah
Living with the Times

Parshat Tazria
By: Rabbi Zalman Posner From Chabad.org
In this week’s Torah reading we have the description of afflictions which may beset man, the examinations by the kohen, and the laws of the quarantine, if necessary. The Mishnah teaches that “all afflictions one sees, except his own.”

No man examines his own afflictions; another must do this. The Torah describes physical disease, but the physical meaning does not exhaust the implications of these laws. The Mishnah’s teaching is especially apt.

Afflictions, moral shortcomings, are obvious and readily condemned in another. We are sensitive to the grossness of another’s poor manners, repelled by arrogance, shocked by stinginess, dismayed by that No fault escapes detection and forthright denunciation. “All afflictions man sees . . .” fellow’s insufferable complacency. We are struck with the full force of the repulsiveness of his poor character traits and moral deficiencies. Our clarity of vision, our objectivity, our courage and candor in denouncing shortcomings “right to his face” is a source of considerable pride to many of us. No fault escapes detection and forthright denunciation. “All afflictions man sees . . .”

But must we carry the burden of constantly correcting everyone’s failings on our shoulders? Will we be forgiven if we ignore others’ afflictions for a while as we examine our own? May our spiritual ministrations be directed toward ourselves, just for a while? This selfishness may be exercised with impunity. Let’s be selfless, if we must, in more mundane affairs.

Wishing you a peaceful and healthy Shabbos!   

Haftarah of Parshat Tazria
II Kings 4:42-5:19.
This week's haftorah describes how a prophet miraculously cured an Aramite general of his tzara'at ailment. The bulk of this week's Torah reading discusses this skin disease and its related impurity.

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

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

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

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

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

Weekly Sermon will take place immediately following the Daily Tanya class, which will begin at 8:45am

Join Rabbi Eilfort Friday mornings on Facebook Live for his Weekly Sermon. If you have not already done so, please send Rabbi Eilfort (Yeruchem Eilfort) a Friend Request on Facebook!

FUNDRAISING & VOLUNTEERING
GIVING & HELPING OPPORTUNITIES

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.

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

 The Foundation Project - Donations

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.

To donate securely online follow this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate

Sponsor a Kiddush

A huge thank you to our dedicated Kiddush Committee (including but not limited to): Naomi Alter, Sheila Lebovitz, Channah Hale, Kayla Perez, and the Rebbetzin.

Our weekly, communal lunch is a chance to enjoy our gorgeous Shabbos atmosphere, together with our wonderful community, in the beautiful surroundings of our breezeway and patios.

We thank our generous sponsors, without whom, none of this would be possible!

We always need additional sponsors.  If you have a birthday, anniversary, Yarzeit, or some other occasion you want to beautifully commemorate while benefiting the entire community please consider Kiddush sponsorship (half sponsorships also available). We also hope that everyone will be supportive and understand that multiple sponsors benefits the shul and doesn’t, in any way detract, from your occasion

If you are interested please respond to this message or call the shul, 760-943-8891, and you will be put in touch with the appropriate party to make your occasion happen. Please see below for a list of the upcoming Kiddush Sponsors.

Easy Fundraising Opportunity 

First, let us take this opportunity to thank all of those who have had Facebook Birthday Fundraisers for Chabad at La Costa! I cannot tell you how much Nechama & I appreciate it! The money we have received through these fundraisers has helped our shul continue with programming, delivering soup and challah as well as other activities. 

Do you have a birthday coming up? We would be honored if you would consider making our shul the recipient of your birthday fundraiser.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to celebrate your birthday and do a wonderful Mitzvah at the same time? Thank you for your consideration and Happy Birthday!  

SPECIAL WISHES

Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES are extended to the families of the victims of the coronavirus.

OUR HEARTFELT PRAYERS are extended to the victims of the war in Ukraine. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to to to to to Kayla Perez, Leib Eilfort, Linda Coulson, Jaymi Hale, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER REMEMBER Leah Belfer, Raizel Fylah Eilfort, Silvia Kremer, Zelda Cohen, and all of those whose Yarzeit is observed this week.

May Rabbi Naftali Levy, Brenda Joseph, Stephanie Lewis, Rachel Perez, Miriam Reisman, Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, Adam Lemberger, Sandy Radom, and Roz Mintz, be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors:

April 2: Rabbi and Nechama Eilfort in Memory of Raizel Fylah Eilfort

April 9: Bar Mitzvah of Sam McCarthy

April 16: John Shirley in Memory of Rhonda Bloom

April 23: Rabbi Yossi & Muka Rodal in Honor of Dovid's Birthday

April 30: Bernardo & Rosalba Buenaventura in Honor of their Anniversary

 
CHABAD VIRTUAL & IN PERSON ACADEMY
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, either on Facebook or on YouTube (our channel is called the Chabad Virtual Academy).

If you cannot get the classes online please email us at  [email protected] and we will work out a different arrangement.

Classes!

Please note the new schedule of classes, which will be offered both in person and virtually beginning the week of February 20th:.

Tanya - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life (Daily)

Join Rabbi Eilfort every morning on Facebook at 8am. Watch Live or watch the recording later in the day.

Caffeine for the Soul (Mondays)

Join Muka Rodal on Facebook every Monday at Noon. Watch Live or watch the recording later. In person starting soon! Location TBD

JLI Course - New Spring Course: Beyond Right - The Values that Shape Judaism's Civil Code

Upcoming JLI Courses lineup:

 

Coastal Hebrew School

 

To find out more about our Hebrew school visit www.jewishencinitas.com/hebrewschool

Rosh Chodesh Coastal Women's Society

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Coastal Women's New Moon Circle

C-Teen Events

Jewish Bootcamp (aka Judaism 101) (Wednesdays)

Join Rabbi Elia Wednesday at 7:30pm at Chabad of Encinitas 735 Adelaide Circle

Follow this link to sign up: https://www.chabadatlacosta.com/AdultEd

Torah Portion of the Week (Thursdays)

Join Rabbi Elia Thursdays at 7 pm at Chabad La Costa.

Hebrew Reading RHA

with Nechama Eilfort After Passover - Details to be announced.

Rabbi Eilfort Published Weekly by the San Diego Jewish World

Our own Rabbi Eilfort is submitting weekly columns on the Torah Portion of the Week and other subjects, which are published by the San Diego Jewish World ( www.SDJewishWorld.com).

Rabbi Eilfort always enjoy hearing feedback about his articles, so please don’t be shy!

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

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 *www.JewishEncinitas.com *Chabad of Carlsbad N

 

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!

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
Anonymous 1
Channah Hale
Len Hyman
Sheila Lebovitz
Ilyse Loven
David Markoff
Anonymous 2
Ed Richard

Sharon Silverstein
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.

Hebrew School & C-Kids

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Morah Chaya has worked diligently to create an amazing curriculum that will educate and inspire our students. Our teachers will always offer lots of positive reinforcement to the students so that they will not only learn, but they will ENJOY the EXPERIENCE! Please get back to us and let your friends know.  Our students want to be here!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Chaya Eilfort for info at [email protected].

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 23 Number 28 | 15 Adar II, 5782 | March 18, 2022


Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 23 Number 28 | 15 Adar II, 5782 | March 18, 2022

 
B"H

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad - Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES AT 6:41 PM  -  Friday, March 18, ‘22 
SHABBAT ENDS 7:37 PM  -  Saturday, March 19, ‘22

MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

Dear Friends,

Purim is the one day on the Jewish calendar that we wish could last all year. The unpretentious joy, the smiles on everyone’s faces, sharing the celebrations with others—wouldn’t it be great if it wasn’t limited to just one day?

Well, the truth is, the spirit of Purim CAN last all year. Sure, it’s a one-day holiday, but that doesn’t mean we can’t always celebrate Jewish unity, and do so with a smile.

The central observances of Purim are giving gifts of food to friends and giving charity to at least two needy causes. These are both good things to do at any time, but on Purim we take it to the next level and remove all limitations on our generosity. And that element of Purim, at least in part, can continue all year.

In good times and bad, we should strive to be prepared to lend a helping hand whenever needed. Know someone who needs a loan? How about a friend who could use an encouraging word? Or maybe an elderly neighbor who needs helping mowing their lawn or shoveling the snow?

Do it because it’s the right thing to do, and do it because the joy and spirit of Purim lives on all year. Do it for no reason at all, just because.

Routine acts of kindness are what make the world a better place, leading to the ultimate perfection—the coming of Moshiach!

Shabbat shalom,

 
 SHABBOS NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
We are Open for Services this Week – And there will NOT be Soup & Challah

Shabbos Attendance is Trending Upwards – Thank G-d!

We are looking for folks who can come and enjoy our spirited services together in an uplifting (and safe) environment. If you can come please let us know.    

We are being extremely careful and are asking the following to anyone contemplating coming:

  1. If you have ANY symptoms of Covid please do not come.
  2. If you have been around anyone who has Covid please do not come.
  3. If your doctor told you to be especially careful please do not come.
  4. If you are concerned/afraid please do not come.
  5. If you do come please keep your mask (properly) on at all times.
  6. Please maintain social distancing at all times.
  7. Please wash and sanitize your hands regularly, especially before the kiddush.

This is a very difficult situation. We ask for your support and understanding as we do our absolute best in providing a vibrant spiritual home that is SAFE for our community. This means that even if you are not concerned about Covid please be thoughtful about those who are concerned. This means even if you are extremely concerned about Covid do not be judgmental of those who feel they must attend shul to ensure we have a minyan.

We simply MUST FIND A WAY to coexist and remain a close and loving community.  

Kiddush Sponsor(s)

T his week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Ilyse Loven in memory of her mother, Jacqueline Feder on her Yarzeit. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us in our beautiful weekly celebration.

Kabbalat Shabbat Services TONIGHT

This evening’s Friday night services will take place at 6pm at Chabad of La Costa, 1980 La Costa Ave.. Please let us know if you plan to attend. 

Purim was INCREDIBLE!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Purim services and parties, especially to our generous sponsors! We thank Suzanne Haray, Ilyse Loven, Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, the Mintz Family, the Rozansky Family, the Silverstein Family, Deborah Katz, the Moyal Family, and the Benchetrit Family.

We had a standing-room-only crowd at our banquet (see pictures below), who were all treated to yummy food, great live musical entertainment, and lots of fun!

We have to put on our thinking caps so we can figure out how next year’s event will be even greater! 

 

 
New Class Schedule

Please note the schedule of classes:

Caffeine for the Soul taught by Rebbetzin Muka. Mondays at 12pm. Location to be announced. Coffee Bean at the Forum

Judaism 101 with Rabbi Elia. Wednesdays at 7:30pm at Chabad of Encinitas.

(No class this coming week due to Purim) Torah Portion of the Week with Rabbi Eilfort. Thurs. at 7:15pm, Chabad La Costa & Facebook Live

Daily Tanya with Rabbi E. Daily on Facebook Live – Times vary but class is recorded and remains posted.

Weekly Torah Thought with Rabbi E – Following Tanya on Fridays.

Hebrew Reading Basics with Rebbetzin Nechama. After Passover - Details to be announced.

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

Soup and Challah - NOT - Soup & Challah This Week

We are always seeking additional volunteers to help deliver Soup and Challah. If you can help with this beautiful Mitzvah please respond to this message. Thank you and G-d bless!

We will still be offering Soup and Challah to those who request it. Sometimes we will need people to pick it up themselves from shul, depending on the volunteer drivers’ status. Our focus is now to have people join us at shul so we can enjoy Kiddush TOGETHER!

Our A Team is busy preparing Challahs for the community as this is being written (and THANK YOU to our amazing donors for making that happen!). However, we are facing a big challenge as we need angels to deliver the fruit of our ovens to our hungry constituents. If you are ready, willing, and able to assist please respond to this message or contact the Rebbetzin to volunteer ASAP. G-d bless you!

If you can help with deliveries, reach out to Kayla or Nechama.

Please note that all food is prepared and delivered using recommended safeguards.

Sponsors Appreciated (And Needed)

These are extraordinary times many people are reaching out for help and, Baruch Hashem / thank G-d, we are HERE to help! ‘We’ means YOU and US, TOGETHER. It is an amazing partnership that we have!

A very special thank you goes out to our “Super Sponsor” Channah Hale who has continuously stepped forward helping us to maintain this service!

We are extremely grateful to those who have reached out to help fund us, enabling us to serve others. Thank you to our amazing volunteer drivers - you can volunteer to deliver Soup and Challah!

Note About Sponsorships

You may have noticed that we seek multiple sponsors for the Kiddush, Challah, Soup, and Torah classes. We do this because we need to find ways to cover our budgetary shortfall that has been caused by the coronavirus. The donations coming to the shul have been dramatically reduced. We greatly appreciate those of you who are still supporting us! G-d bless you! We greatly appreciate your understanding as we seek ways of propping up the income necessary to keep things afloat. Your ideas about additional income streams are likewise greatly appreciated!

RABBI'S WEEKLY ARTICLE
Rabbi's Letter | Thought for the Week | Haftarah 

A Word of Torah
Living with the Times

Tzav - Command
By: Chabad.org

Based on the Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
"Fire shall be kept burning upon the altar continually; it shall not go out" (Leviticus 6:6). On this verse the Jerusalem Talmud comments, "continually — even on Shabbat; continually — even in a state of impurity."
As has been mentioned before, every aspect of the physical Sanctuary has its counterpart in the inward Sanctuary within the soul of the Jew.
In his Likkutei Torah (Devarim 78d) Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi explains that the altar is the heart of the Jew. And corresponding to the two altars of the Sanctuary, the outer and the inner, are the outer and inner levels of the heart, its surface personality and its essential core.
The altar on which the continual fire was to be set was the outer one. And for the Jew this means that the fire of his love for G d must be outward, open and revealed. It is not a private possession, to be cherished subconsciously. It must show in the face he sets towards the world.
The Withdrawn and the Separated
The concept of Shabbat is that of rest and withdrawal from the weekday world. Everyday acts are forbidden. But Shabbat is not only a day of the week. It is a state of mind. It is, in the dimensions of the soul, the state of contemplation and understanding. Its connection with Shabbat lies in the verse (Isaiah 58:13): "And you shall call the Shabbat a delight." On Shabbat, the perception of G d is more intense, more open. And this leads the mind to a withdrawal from the secular and the mundane.
But to reach this level is to become prone to a temptation. One might think that to have reached so far in perceiving the presence of G d is to have passed beyond passion to the realm of impassive contemplation. The mind asserts its superiority over the emotions. He has, he tells himself, no need for the fire of love. This is the man to whom the Talmud says, the fire "shall not go out — even on Shabbat."
There is an opposite extreme: The man who has traveled so far on the path of separation that he feels he has now no link with G d. To him the Talmud says, "it shall not go out — even in a state of impurity." For the fire does not go out. A spark always burns in the recesses of the heart. It can be fanned into flame. And if it is fed with the fuel of love, it will burn continually. The Maggid of Mezeritch said that instead of reading the phrase, "It shall not be put out," we can read it, "It will put out the 'not.'" The fire of love extinguishes the negative. It takes the Jew past the threshold of commitment where he stands in hesitation and says "No."
Coldness
The remark of the Maggid stresses the fact that to put out the "No," the fire must be continual. It must be fed by a constant attachment to Torah and to Mitzvot. "Once" or "occasionally" or "not long ago" are not enough. The fire dies down, coldness supersedes, and the "No" is given its dominion.
This explains the commandment: "Remember what Amalek did to you by the way as you came out of Egypt: How he met you (korcha) on the way..." (Deuteronomy 25:17-18). Amalek is the symbol of coldness in the religious life. The word korcha, as well as meaning "he met you" also means "he made you cold." The historical Amalek "smote the hindmost of you, all those who were enfeebled in your rear, when you were faint and weary: And he did not fear G d" (ibid.). The Amalek within attempts to do the same. It is the voice which says "No" when the love of G d grows faint and weary. It is the voice which does not fear G d. And we are commanded every day to remember Amalek. That is, never to let coldness enter and take hold of the heart. And that means that the fire of love must never be allowed to die down.
Fire From Below and Fire From Above
The continual fire, which was man-made, was the preparation in the Sanctuary for the fire which descended from Heaven. On this the Talmud (Yoma 21b) says: "Although fire comes down from Heaven, it is a commandment also for man to bring fire." It was the awakening from below that brought an answering response from G d. But it brought this response only when the fire was perfect, without defect.
This is made clear in this and next week's Parshahs. During the days when the Sanctuary was consecrated, it and its vessels were ready, Moses and Aaron were present, and sacrifices were being offered. But the Divine presence did not descend on it. A lingering trace of the sin of the Golden Calf remained. Only on the eighth day, when the continual fire was perfected, was the sin effaced, the "No" extinguished. "Fire came forth from before G d" and "the glory of G d appeared to all the people" (Leviticus 9:23-24; Rashi ibid.).
What was this fire from Heaven? Why did it require the perfection of the earthly fire?
Man is a created being. He is finite. And there are limits to what he can achieve on his own. His acts are bounded by time. To become eternal, something Divine must intervene.
This is why, during the seven days of consecration, the Sanctuary was continually being constructed and taken apart. As the work of man, it could not be lasting. But on the eighth day the Divine presence descended, and only then did it become permanent.
The seven days were a week, the measure of earthly time. The eighth was the day beyond human time, the number which signifies eternity. And hence it was the day of the heavenly fire, which was the response of an infinite G d.
Limits
Although man cannot aspire to infinity himself, the fire of infinity descends upon him. But only when he has perfected his own fire, and gone to the limits of his spiritual possibilities. Man is answered by G d, not when he resigns himself to passivity or despair, but when he has reached the frontier of his own capabilities.
This is suggested by the word "continual" in the description of the fire. What is continual is infinite, for it has no end in time. Time, though, is composed of finite parts, seconds, minutes, hours. And even an infinite succession of them is still limited to a single dimension. But by the perfection of our time-bounded lives we join ourselves to the timelessness of G d, so that time itself becomes eternal. And nature itself becomes supernatural. Because the reward of our service to G d is the blessing of a success within the natural world which goes beyond the natural order.
Fire in the Service of Man
The essential implication of this is that every Jew constitutes a Sanctuary to G d. And even if he studies Torah and fulfills the commandments, if the continual fire is missing, the Divine presence will not dwell within him. For his service is without life. And a trace of that distant sin of the Golden Calf may remain: The "No" which is the voice of coldness.
The Jew must bring life, involvement, fire, to the three aspects of his religious existence: "Torah, service of G d, and the practice of charity" (Ethics of the Fathers 1:2).
Torah learning should not be something done merely to discharge an obligation, and kept to the minimum required. Words of Torah should never leave the mouth of a Jew. And they should be words spoken with fire. It is told in the Talmud (Eruvin 54a) that "Beruriah once discovered a student who was learning in an undertone. Rebuking him she said: Is it not written, 'Ordered in all things and sure.' If it (the Torah) is 'ordered' in your two hundred and forty-eight limbs, it will be 'sure.' Otherwise it will not." In other words, Torah should penetrate every facet of his being until he can say: "All my bones shall say, L-rd, who is like You?" (Psalms 35:10).
"Service of G d" means prayer and of this the Ethics says, "Do not regard your prayer as a fixed mechanical task, but as an appeal for mercy and grace before the All-Present"((Ethics of the Fathers 2:13)
The practice of charity includes the fulfillment of the commandments. And these again are not to be performed merely out of conscientiousness, but with an inner warmth that manifests itself outwardly in a desire to fulfill them with as much beauty as possible.
These are the places where the fire is lit. And this human fire brings down the fire from heaven. It brings G d into the world, and draws infinity into the dimensions of the finite.
Wishing you a peaceful and healthy Shabbos!   

Haftarah of Parshat Tzav
Jeremiah 7:21-28; 9:22-23.
This week's haftorah touches on the subject of sacrifices, the main topic of the week's Torah portion.
G d tells the prophet Jeremiah to rebuke the Jewish people, saying that His primary intention in taking their forefathers out of Egypt wasn't the sacrificial offerings, rather in order that they observe the commandments. But despite the fact that G d repeatedly dispatched prophets to admonish the people, "They did not obey nor did they incline their ear, but walked according to [their] own counsels and in the view of their evil heart, and they went backwards and not forwards." G d further informs Jeremiah that the people will also not hearken to these words that he will speak to them now.
The haftorah concludes with G d's admonition: "Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom, nor the strong man boast of his strength, nor the rich man boast of his riches. But let him that boasts exult in this, that he understands and knows me, for I am G d Who practices kindness, justice and righteousness on the earth; for in these things I delight, says G d."

Weekly Sermon will take place immediately following the Daily Tanya class, which will begin at 8:45am

Join Rabbi Eilfort Friday mornings on Facebook Live for his Weekly Sermon. If you have not already done so, please send Rabbi Eilfort (Yeruchem Eilfort) a Friend Request on Facebook!

FUNDRAISING & VOLUNTEERING
GIVING & HELPING OPPORTUNITIES

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.

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

 The Foundation Project - Donations

 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.

To donate securely online follow this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate

Sponsor a Kiddush

A huge thank you to our dedicated Kiddush Committee (including but not limited to): Naomi Alter, Sheila Lebovitz, Channah Hale, Kayla Perez, and the Rebbetzin.

Our weekly, communal lunch is a chance to enjoy our gorgeous Shabbos atmosphere, together with our wonderful community, in the beautiful surroundings of our breezeway and patios.

We thank our generous sponsors, without whom, none of this would be possible!

We always need additional sponsors.  If you have a birthday, anniversary, Yarzeit, or some other occasion you want to beautifully commemorate while benefiting the entire community please consider Kiddush sponsorship (half sponsorships also available). We also hope that everyone will be supportive and understand that multiple sponsors benefits the shul and doesn’t, in any way detract, from your occasion

If you are interested please respond to this message or call the shul, 760-943-8891, and you will be put in touch with the appropriate party to make your occasion happen. Please see below for a list of the upcoming Kiddush Sponsors.

Easy Fundraising Opportunity 

First, let us take this opportunity to thank all of those who have had Facebook Birthday Fundraisers for Chabad at La Costa! I cannot tell you how much Nechama & I appreciate it! The money we have received through these fundraisers has helped our shul continue with programming, delivering soup and challah as well as other activities. 

Do you have a birthday coming up? We would be honored if you would consider making our shul the recipient of your birthday fundraiser.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to celebrate your birthday and do a wonderful Mitzvah at the same time? Thank you for your consideration and Happy Birthday!  

SPECIAL WISHES

Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES are extended to the families of the victims of the coronavirus & the other tragedies that have recently struck. 

OUR HEARTFELT PRAYERS are extended to the victims of the war in Ukraine.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to to to to Esther Odenheimer, Al Teshuba, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to to Rabbi and Mrs Yonah and Rivka Fenton, Rabbi and Mrs Yossi and Muka Rodal, and all of those celebrating anniversaries this week!

WE REMEMBER REMEMBER Howard Mendel Plant, and all of those whose Yarzeit is observed this week.

May Rabbi Naftali Levy, Brenda Joseph, Stephanie Lewis, Rachel Perez, Miriam Reisman, Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, Adam Lemberger, Sandy Radom, and Roz Mintz, be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors:

March 19: Ilyse Loven in Memory of her mother, Jackie

March 26: David & Anna Mintz

April 2: Rabbi and Rabbanit Eilfort in Memory of Raizel Fylah Eilfort

April 9: Bar Mitzvah of Sam McCarthy

April 16: John Shirley in Memory of Rhonda Bloom

 
CHABAD VIRTUAL & IN PERSON ACADEMY
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, either on Facebook or on YouTube (our channel is called the Chabad Virtual Academy).

If you cannot get the classes online please email us at  [email protected] and we will work out a different arrangement.

Classes!

Please note the new schedule of classes, which will be offered both in person and virtually beginning the week of February 20th:.

Tanya - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life (Daily)

Join Rabbi Eilfort every morning on Facebook at 8am. Watch Live or watch the recording later in the day.

Caffeine for the Soul (Mondays)

Join Muka Rodal on Facebook every Monday at Noon. Watch Live or watch the recording later. In person starting soon! Location TBD

JLI Course - New Spring Course: Beyond Right - The Values that Shape Judaism's Civil Code

Upcoming JLI Courses lineup:

 

Coastal Hebrew School

 

To find out more about our Hebrew school visit www.jewishencinitas.com/hebrewschool

Rosh Chodesh Coastal Women's Society

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Coastal Women's New Moon Circle

C-Teen Events

Jewish Bootcamp (aka Judaism 101) (Wednesdays)

Join Rabbi Elia Wednesday at 7:30pm at Chabad of Encinitas 735 Adelaide Circle

Follow this link to sign up: https://www.chabadatlacosta.com/AdultEd

Torah Portion of the Week (Thursdays)

Join Rabbi Elia Thursdays at 7 pm at Chabad La Costa.

Hebrew Reading RHA

with Nechama Eilfort After Passover - Details to be announced.

Rabbi Eilfort Published Weekly by the San Diego Jewish World

Our own Rabbi Eilfort is submitting weekly columns on the Torah Portion of the Week and other subjects, which are published by the San Diego Jewish World ( www.SDJewishWorld.com).

Rabbi Eilfort always enjoy hearing feedback about his articles, so please don’t be shy!

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

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 *www.JewishEncinitas.com *Chabad of Carlsbad N

 

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!

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
Anonymous 1
Channah Hale
Len Hyman
Sheila Lebovitz
Ilyse Loven
David Markoff
Anonymous 2
Ed Richard

Sharon Silverstein
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.

Hebrew School & C-Kids

Hebrew School Theme this Week: King Solomon

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Morah Chaya has worked diligently to create an amazing curriculum that will educate and inspire our students. Our teachers will always offer lots of positive reinforcement to the students so that they will not only learn, but they will ENJOY the EXPERIENCE! Please get back to us and let your friends know.  Our students want to be here!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Chaya Eilfort for info at [email protected].

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 23 Number 27 | 8 Adar II, 5782 | March 11, 2022

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 23 Number 27 | 8 Adar II, 5782 | March 11, 2022

 
B"H

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad - Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES AT 5:36 PM  -  Friday, March 11, ‘22 
SHABBAT ENDS 6:31 PM  -  Saturday, March 12, ‘22

MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

Dear Friends,

On the Shabbat before Purim, Jewish communities around the world read a special Torah portion about the commandment to erase the memory of Amalek, the nation that attacked our ancestors as they left Egypt.

In Chassidic writings, “Amalek” represents the sense of doubt that sometimes creeps into our minds when it comes to doing a mitzvah. We may be doing what we need to, but doubt can dampen our enthusiasm and eventually lead to apathy. Amalek doesn’t want us to be excited about being Jewish. Amalek wants us to be like everyone else, and even if we do have different traditions and rituals, we shouldn’t make too much noise. Just keep it to yourself and do your thing.

But the Torah tells us that we must eradicate this notion from our psyche. Judaism is all about growth, and growth can only occur when there is enthusiasm.

Over the past two weeks, tens of thousands of Ukrainian Jews have been forced to flee. As Chabad rabbis and their families led their communities to safety, they did not leave an ounce of their enthusiasm for their mission.

In gas stations in Moldova and in the airport in Israel, they continued to help Jews do mitzvahs at the same time as they arranged (and continue to arrange) transport for thousands of refugees and food and shelter for people on both sides of the border. Their homes and belongings are gone, but their passion burns strong.

Please consider a donation to help them continue their work: www.chabad.org/ukraine.

May we very soon celebrate the ultimate enthusiasm, with the coming of Moshaich!

Shabbat shalom,

 
 SHABBOS NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
We are Open for Services this Week – And there will be Soup & Challah

Remember Daylight Savings Time and set your clocks to ‘Spring’ forward one hour on Saturday night / early Sunday morning.

EMERGENCY APPEAL for Our Brothers & Sisters in the Ukraine

Dear Friends,

Your donation is saving lives!

With the situation in Ukraine worsening day after day, the critical work of the Chabad Shluchim continues unabated. As Israeli Prime Minister Bennet tweeted:

“There is nothing like Chabad in the world  ❤ . Every time Jews get caught in distress, no matter where it happens in the world, you will find Chabad angels there who are trying to help.”

Communities around the world are uniting as never before to help our brothers and sisters from the Ukraine. I am making a heartfelt request to our community here at Chabad at La Costa to help support the efforts of the Chabad network of Shluchim who are coordinating relief efforts on behalf of the Ukrainian Jewish community.
The war has forced some Shluchim to evacuate with their communities. Many escorted busloads of refugees. Some have made harrowing journeys through bombed out streets with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Still, they’re working to provide critical, lifesaving relief.
Thanks to your efforts,  the Ukraine Jewish Relief Fund has already distributed over five million dollars to help the Jews of Ukraine! Your gift is essential. www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/ukraine

Your generous contribution helped us distribute critical food packages in 131 communities throughout Ukraine. Food Distribution Cost: $1,691,470.
Your donation helped us evacuate 30,000 people to safe locations in Ukraine and 15,000 people to neighboring countries. You enabled 9,800 people to travel to safety in 185 busses; 5,100 people in minibuses; 7,200 people by train; and 8,000 people via private transportation. In Odessa alone, we have organized 35 evacuation buses to Moldova in the last three days. Evacuation Cost: $2,600,000.
With your assistance we were able to provide the Shluchim in refugee locations the means to host and feed over 10,000 people. Accommodation Cost: $270,000.
You enabled us to sponsor 6 planeloads of refugees traveling from Romania and Hungary to Israel. Transport Cost: $378,000.
Chabad Shluchim throughout Ukraine and in neighboring countries such as Poland, Moldova, Germany, Hungary and Romania are working 24/7 to assist the battered Jews from Ukraine who are in dire need of food, clothing, housing, medical provisions and much more.

Your charitable donation is saving lives. But there are still more people to save!

­Chabad is the backbone of Jewish life in the Ukraine with 384 representatives serving communities throughout the country. Chabad remains committed to help Ukrainian Jews, whether in Ukraine or wherever they may have relocated to. Please continue to support the efforts of the Chabad Shluchim by making a donation today to the  Ukraine Jewish Relief Fund

Please consider sharing this message with family and friends so that they too can support the vital work of the Chabad Shluchim. 

Every dollar you donate allows more people in Ukraine to evacuate. Every dollar you donate allows more refugees in the surrounding areas to get urgent medical care, to get food, clothing and shelter. They are looking to you for help, don’t let them down!

 Many people have turned to us offering to provide a multitude of services – in addition to their monetary contributions – in order to assist our brothers and sisters from the Ukraine. Chabad Headquarters is operating a dedicated helpdesk for people to call or email with inquiries or offers of assistance. With the situation changing minute to minute, we are working closely with the Shluchim on the ground to quickly ascertain the current situation and provide timely responses. To reach the Chabad Helpdesk, please call 718-977-5503 or email to [email protected].

For updates on the situation in Ukraine www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/5424313

With best wishes,

Rabbi Eilfort
Chabad at La Costa

The fund is run by the Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS in coordination with Lubavitch World Headquarters. Your contribution is tax-deductible in the USA. Tax ID Number: 13-3970940

Shabbos Attendees Sought

This Shabbos several of our regulars will be out of town. We are looking for folks who can come and enjoy our spirited services together in an uplifting (and safe) environment. If you can come please let us know.  

We are being extremely careful and are asking the following to anyone contemplating coming:

  1. If you have ANY symptoms of Covid please do not come.
  2. If you have been around anyone who has Covid please do not come.
  3. If your doctor told you to be especially careful please do not come.
  4. If you are concerned/afraid please do not come.
  5. If you do come please keep your mask (properly) on at all times.
  6. Please maintain social distancing at all times.
  7. Please wash and sanitize your hands regularly, especially before the kiddush.

This is a very difficult situation. We ask for your support and understanding as we do our absolute best in providing a vibrant spiritual home that is SAFE for our community. This means that even if you are not concerned about Covid please be thoughtful about those who are concerned. This means even if you are extremely concerned about Covid do not be judgmental of those who feel they must attend shul to ensure we have a minyan.

We simply MUST FIND A WAY to coexist and remain a close and loving community.  

Focus on Our Members

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Kiddush Sponsor(s)

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Miriam Reisman in memory of her father-in-law, Jacob Reisman’s Yarzeit. It is also being sponsored by the Rozansky Family in memory of Sidney Rozansky on his Yarzeit. It is being cosponsored by Yossi Eilfort in honor of Dassy Eilfort’s birthday. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us in our beautiful weekly celebration. 

Kabbalat Shabbat Services TONIGHT

This evening’s Friday night services will take place 5:45pm at Chabad of Encinitas, 735 Adelaide Circle. Please let us know if you plan to attend. 

Our Purim Packers are the BEST
Thank you to all of those who helped pack our Shalach Manos food gift packages! We REALLY appreciate our amazing corps of volunteers!
 

 Purim is Coming
Join Chabad at La Costa & Coastal Chabads for our annual  
Grand Purim Services & Parties
Fast of Esther: Wednesday, March 16 5:40am – 7:23pm. Minyan @ 8:30am

Party 1 Wednesday, March 16 @ 7pm for All (COSTUMES WELCOME!)

Megillah Reading, Graggers, Hamentashen, Purim Clowns
Animated Slide Show

Purim Morning Services Thursday, March 17 at 8am including Torah and Megillah reading. 

Party 2 Thursday, March 17, ‘22 at 4pm for Kids including special goodies 

Purim Feast with Live Entertainment @ 5:30pm for All

Our Theme This Year: “Let There Be Light!”
Reservations Required: Adults $36. Kids $18.
For more info, visit www.ChabadatLaCosta.com 
Call 760-943-8891 or Email: [email protected]
 

   

New Class Schedule

Please note the schedule of classes:

Caffeine for the Soul taught by Rebbetzin Muka. Mondays at 12pm. Location to be announced.

Judaism 101 with Rabbi Elia. Wednesdays at 7:30pm at Chabad of Encinitas.

(No class this coming week due to Purim) Torah Portion of the Week with Rabbi Eilfort. Thurs. at 7:15pm, Chabad La Costa & Facebook Live

Daily Tanya with Rabbi E. Daily on Facebook Live – Times vary but class is recorded and remains posted.

Weekly Torah Thought with Rabbi E – Following Tanya on Fridays.

Hebrew Reading Basics with Rebbetzin Nechama. After Passover - Details to be announced.

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

Soup and Challah - YES - Soup & Challah This Week

We are always seeking additional volunteers to help deliver Soup and Challah. If you can help with this beautiful Mitzvah please respond to this message. Thank you and G-d bless!

We wanted to extend a very special thank you to Carrie Rossenfeld for her help every week!

We will still be offering Soup and Challah to those who request it. Sometimes we will need people to pick it up themselves from shul, depending on the volunteer drivers’ status. Our focus is now to have people join us at shul so we can enjoy Kiddush TOGETHER!

Our A Team is busy preparing Challahs for the community as this is being written (and THANK YOU to our amazing donors for making that happen!). However, we are facing a big challenge as we need angels to deliver the fruit of our ovens to our hungry constituents. If you are ready, willing, and able to assist please respond to this message or contact the Rebbetzin to volunteer ASAP. G-d bless you!

If you can help with deliveries, reach out to Kayla or Nechama.

Please note that all food is prepared and delivered using recommended safeguards.

Sponsors Appreciated (And Needed)

These are extraordinary times many people are reaching out for help and, Baruch Hashem / thank G-d, we are HERE to help! ‘We’ means YOU and US, TOGETHER. It is an amazing partnership that we have!

A very special thank you goes out to our “Super Sponsor” Channah Hale who has continuously stepped forward helping us to maintain this service!

We are extremely grateful to those who have reached out to help fund us, enabling us to serve others. Thank you to our amazing volunteer drivers - you can volunteer to deliver Soup and Challah!

Note About Sponsorships

You may have noticed that we seek multiple sponsors for the Kiddush, Challah, Soup, and Torah classes. We do this because we need to find ways to cover our budgetary shortfall that has been caused by the coronavirus. The donations coming to the shul have been dramatically reduced. We greatly appreciate those of you who are still supporting us! G-d bless you! We greatly appreciate your understanding as we seek ways of propping up the income necessary to keep things afloat. Your ideas about additional income streams are likewise greatly appreciated!

RABBI'S WEEKLY ARTICLE
Rabbi's Letter | Thought for the Week | Haftarah 

A Word of Torah

Living with the Times

VaYikra – And He Called

By: Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort

This week we begin the third of the Five Books of Moses, titled VaYikra / And He Called. Many know it by its Latin name, Leviticus. It is called Leviticus because the majority of this book of the Torah deals with the sacrificial service that was carried out primarily by the Levites and Cohanim (Priestly class). That is why it is also called Torat Cohanim / The Laws of the Priestly Class, in Hebrew.

Animal sacrifice was one of the primary modes of service until the destruction of the Second Temple two thousand years ago. Many people do not understand the effectiveness of animal sacrifice. It was not the idea that a person sinned so he/she could have an animal slaughtered in his/her place. An animal sacrifice that was not accompanied by genuine contrition and deep Kavanah/intent, was utterly without value. No, the physical sacrifice represented the necessity of an internal sacrifice made by the individual who offered it.

With the destruction of the Second Temple, and the dispersal of the Jewish people as a consequence of it, a new mode of divine service had to be initiated. The Rabbis of those times decreed that prayer would take the place of the sacrifices. Until that point a centralized place of worship was the order of the day. After that point the home became the focal point of the divine service. As time went on the synagogue came into existence; reestablishing a local place where people could gather and engage in communal prayer albeit on a much smaller scale than during Temple times.

Forgive me, but with today’s special circumstances it seems that we are again reverting to a time (may it be VERY short!) where we have been moved out of the central location, the synagogue, and back into our homes.

What message can we find in our present reality?

The Diaspora, while extremely painful, also accomplished something that the Temple was not able to fulfill. When our people was dispersed amongst the nations we took with us our belief in the One, True G-d. Our influence spread to the four corners of the world. Additionally the Torah’s ethics of valuing the individual human life, blind justice, fair wages for workers, charity for the poor, accurate weights and measures, and hundreds of other revolutionary ideas were brought to the wider, human community.

Perhaps we now have a further opportunity (read ‘mandate’) for additional spreading forth of G-d’s message. Often times, people are at their best when under pressure. Right now the world is under pressure. In a way it is heartening to see the creativity bursting forth via social media. Just the memes on Facebook compare favorably with the funniest Superbowl ads of all time! On a more serious note, in my community we are offering more than three times the number of classes that we used to offer and our online attendance is many times larger than previously.

While it is hard for me to understand WHY G-d would want this circumstance I have no trouble understanding WHAT He wants us to do while we are in it! It is an opportunity, literally like never before, to connect with each other spiritually! Just like in the days of yore an animal sacrifice was needed to achieve optimal closeness with the Almighty, so too now an (inner) animal sacrifice is indicated to achieve optimal closeness with the Almighty. This time, we need to be much more self-reliant in finding the strength to keep moving forward.

G-d willing, this will be the final test, and with the help of G-d we will all pass this test with flying colors, and that, my friends, will lead to the immediate arrival of our Righteous Moshiach!

Wishing you a peaceful and healthy Shabbos!  

 

Haftarah of Parshat Va’Yikra

Isaiah 43:21-44:23.

This week's haftorah starts with a rebuke to the Israelites for abandoning the Temple's sacrificial service. Sacrifices are the dominant topic of the week's Torah reading, too.

The prophet Isaiah rebukes the Israelites for turning away from G‑d and refraining from offering sacrifices, turning to idolatry instead. G‑d exhorts the people to return to Him, promising to forgive their transgressions, as is His wont.

The prophet then mentions the futility of serving empty idols which may be crafted by artisans but "neither see nor hear nor do they know…" The haftorah concludes with G‑d's enjoinder to always remember Him and to return to Him.
 

Weekly Sermon will take place immediately following the Daily Tanya class, which will begin at 8:45am

Join Rabbi Eilfort Friday mornings on Facebook Live for his Weekly Sermon. If you have not already done so, please send Rabbi Eilfort (Yeruchem Eilfort) a Friend Request on Facebook!

FUNDRAISING & VOLUNTEERING
GIVING & HELPING OPPORTUNITIES

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.

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

 The Foundation Project - Donations

 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.

To donate securely online follow this link: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate

Sponsor a Kiddush

A huge thank you to our dedicated Kiddush Committee (including but not limited to): Naomi Alter, Sheila Lebovitz, Channah Hale, Kayla Perez, and the Rebbetzin.

Our weekly, communal lunch is a chance to enjoy our gorgeous Shabbos atmosphere, together with our wonderful community, in the beautiful surroundings of our breezeway and patios.

We thank our generous sponsors, without whom, none of this would be possible!

We always need additional sponsors.  If you have a birthday, anniversary, Yarzeit, or some other occasion you want to beautifully commemorate while benefiting the entire community please consider Kiddush sponsorship (half sponsorships also available). We also hope that everyone will be supportive and understand that multiple sponsors benefits the shul and doesn’t, in any way detract, from your occasion

If you are interested please respond to this message or call the shul, 760-943-8891, and you will be put in touch with the appropriate party to make your occasion happen. Please see below for a list of the upcoming Kiddush Sponsors.

Easy Fundraising Opportunity 

First, let us take this opportunity to thank all of those who have had Facebook Birthday Fundraisers for Chabad at La Costa! I cannot tell you how much Nechama & I appreciate it! The money we have received through these fundraisers has helped our shul continue with programming, delivering soup and challah as well as other activities. 

Do you have a birthday coming up? We would be honored if you would consider making our shul the recipient of your birthday fundraiser.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to celebrate your birthday and do a wonderful Mitzvah at the same time? Thank you for your consideration and Happy Birthday!  

SPECIAL WISHES

Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES are extended to the families of the victims of the coronavirus & the other tragedies that have recently struck. 

OUR HEARTFELT PRAYERS are with the people and Jewish Community of the affected areas in Ukraine as we beseech the Almighty for Peace. We urge you to add in your prayers, Torah learning, and good deeds.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to to to to Dassy Eilfort, Elia Dickerson, Brian Crimmins, Neil Mintz, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER REMEMBER Jacqueline Feder, Raymonde Plant, and all of those whose Yarzeit is observed this week.

May Rabbi Naftali Levy, Brenda Joseph, Stephanie Lewis, Rachel Perez, Miriam Reisman, Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, Adam Lemberger, Sandy Radom, and Roz Mintz, be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery!

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors:

March 12: Miriam Reisman in memory of Jacob Reisman
                 Jon & Julie Rozansky in memory of Sidney Rozansky 

March 19: Ilyse Loven in Memory of her mother, Jackie

March 26: David & Anna Mintz

April 2: Rabbi and Rabbanit Eilfort in memory of Raizel Fylah Eilfort

April 9: Bar Mitzvah of Sam McCarthy

 
CHABAD VIRTUAL & IN PERSON ACADEMY
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, either on Facebook or on YouTube (our channel is called the Chabad Virtual Academy).

If you cannot get the classes online please email us at  [email protected] and we will work out a different arrangement.

Classes!

Please note the new schedule of classes, which will be offered both in person and virtually beginning the week of February 20th:.

Tanya - Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life (Daily)

Join Rabbi Eilfort every morning on Facebook at 8am. Watch Live or watch the recording later in the day.

Caffeine for the Soul (Mondays)

Join Muka Rodal on Facebook every Monday at Noon. Watch Live or watch the recording later. In person starting soon! Location TBD

JLI Course - New Spring Course: Beyond Right

Upcoming JLI Courses lineup:

 

Coastal Hebrew School

 

To find out more about our Hebrew school visit www.jewishencinitas.com/hebrewschool

Rosh Chodesh Coastal Women's Society

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Coastal Women's New Moon Circle

C-Teen Events

Jewish Bootcamp (aka Judaism 101) (Wednesdays)

Join Rabbi Elia Wednesday at 7:30pm at Chabad of Encinitas 735 Adelaide Circle

Follow this link to sign up: https://www.chabadatlacosta.com/AdultEd

Torah Portion of the Week (Thursdays)

Join Rabbi Elia Thursdays at 7 pm at Chabad La Costa.

Hebrew Reading RHA

with Nechama Eilfort After Passover - Details to be announced.

Rabbi Eilfort Published Weekly by the San Diego Jewish World

Our own Rabbi Eilfort is submitting weekly columns on the Torah Portion of the Week and other subjects, which are published by the San Diego Jewish World ( www.SDJewishWorld.com).

Rabbi Eilfort always enjoy hearing feedback about his articles, so please don’t be shy!

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

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 *www.JewishEncinitas.com *Chabad of Carlsbad N

 

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!

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
Anonymous 1
Channah Hale
Len Hyman
Sheila Lebovitz
Ilyse Loven
David Markoff
Anonymous 2
Ed Richard

Sharon Silverstein
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.

Hebrew School & C-Kids

Hebrew School Theme this Week: King Solomon

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Morah Chaya has worked diligently to create an amazing curriculum that will educate and inspire our students. Our teachers will always offer lots of positive reinforcement to the students so that they will not only learn, but they will ENJOY the EXPERIENCE! Please get back to us and let your friends know.  Our students want to be here!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Chaya Eilfort for info at [email protected].

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

Tzedakah news – 

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These individuals, including married individuals filing separate returns, can claim a deduction of up to $300 for cash contributions made to qualifying charities during 2021. The maximum deduction is increased to $600 for married individuals filing joint returns.

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