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Volume 23 Number 54 | 20 Elul, 5782 | September 16, 2022

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 23 Number 54 | 20 Elul, 5782 | September 16, 2022

 
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CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad - Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES AT 6:36 PM – Friday, September 16, ‘22
SHABBAT ENDS 7:29 PM - Saturday, September 17, ‘22

MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

Dear Friends,
The 18th of Elul is the anniversary of the birth of the Baal Shem Tov, founder of the Chassidic movement, and Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (the Alter Rebbe), founder of Chabad.

Two great Chassidic luminaries being born on the same date, several decades apart, certainly points to the significance of the day.

As we know, the month of Elul is when we prepare ourselves for the High Holidays, and the new year, by increasing our prayer, Torah, study, charity, repentance, and in general focusing on being better Jews in the future. And the 18th of this month — “chai” — meaning “life,” brings new vitality to the entire month.

Both the Baal Shem Tov and the Alter Rebbe breathed new life into Judaism with their teachings and outreach, and their birthdays do the same for the month of heightened Jewish awareness, and by extension for the entire year. So as we mark this day, let us recommit to bringing life and light to the world around us, leading to the ultimate redemption and the coming of Moshiach, may it happen in our times!

Shabbat shalom,

SHABBOS NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
We WILL BE Open for Services This Week & There will be Soup and Challah

SPECIAL SELICHOT SERVICE Saturday Night at Midnight

A Minyan is needed for our once-per-year Selichot Midnight Service. If you are able to come please let us know as soon as possible. The service lasts about 30 minutes. 

Special Minyan Tuesday Evening at 6:30pm so Kaddish can be Recited

A Minyan is needed this Tuersday so Kaddish can be recited by Alain Perez for his mother’s on his Yarzeit. Please respond to this message if you can attend for about 30 minutes. 

High Holidays are Almost Here – RSVP NECESSARY to Attend
 

Dear Friends,
The entire team here at Chabad want to wish you a Ketiva vi’Chatima Tova, Shanah Tovah Umitukah; may you be written and sealed in the Book of Life for a good and sweet year!

We hope to see you over the holidays. If you wish to join us simply click the link found below. Remember, there is no charge for seats, nor is membership necessary to attend, but reservations are required for security purposes. Sponsors are being sought and are greatly appreciated! Please respond to this message for further information. 

Our services will be joyful, meaningful, and uplifting, and all the more so with you joining us! We will have two outstanding Cantors leading services: Rabbi Dovi Gorelik and Rabbi Yossi Rodal. We will also have Junior Congregation, Community Meals, and more. 

I have also included the complete schedule of services and related events for your convenience. 
Joyfully,

Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort

 

HOLIDAY CALENDAR

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Midnight Saturday entering Sunday, Sept. 17/18
Special Selichot Midnight Service: 12:00 am

ROSH HASHANAH
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Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022
Light Candles at 6:23 pm
Evening Services: 6:00 pm
Community Dinner: 7:00 pm

Monday, Sept. 26, 2022
Morning Services: 9:00 am
Shofar Sounding: 12:00 pm
Kiddush Luncheon: 2:00 pm
Tashlich Service: 6:00 pm
Evening Services: 7:00 pm
Light Candles* after 7:17 pm
Community Dinner: 7:30 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022
Morning Services: 9:00 am
Shofar Sounding: 12:00 pm
Kiddush Luncheon: 2:00 pm
Holiday Ends at 7:15 pm
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FAST OF GEDALYA
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Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022
Fast Begins: 5:24 am
Fast Ends at 7:02 pm
Learn more @ chabad.org/TzomGedaliah
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Shabbat Shuva
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Friday, Sept. 30, 2022
Light Shabbat Candles at 6:17 pm
Evening Services: 6:00 pm

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Shabbat Ends at 7:10 pm
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YOM KIPPUR
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Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022
Afternoon Service: 4:30 pm
Community Pre-Fast Dinner: 5:00 pm
Light Candles at 6:11 pm
Fast Begins at 6:11 pm
Kol Nidrei Services: 6:15 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022
Morning Services: 9:00 am
Yizkor Memorial Service: 12:00 pm
Afternoon Service: 4:30 pm
Neilah Closing Service: 5:30 pm
Fast Ends at 7:05 pm
Followed by light refreshments
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As we continue to bounce back from the pandemic please do NOT attend if you have ANY symptoms or if you are not feeling well. And please make a reservation if you plan on attending any of the services so we can prepare appropriately. You can make your reservations by visiting our website and filling out the appropriate forms (www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/hhrsvp). 

Remember, you do not have to ‘pay to pray’, however, donations and sponsors are greatly appreciated! 

SELICHOT (Late Saturday Night / Early Sunday Morning) 

Saturday/Sunday, Sept. 17/18 at 12:00 am
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ROSH HASHANAH
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Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022
Light Candles at 6:23 pm
Evening Services: 6:00 pm
Community Dinner: 7:00 pm

Monday, Sept. 26, 2022
Morning Services: 9:00 am
Shofar Sounding: 12:00 pm
Kiddush Luncheon:  2:00 pm
Tashlich Service: 6:00 pm
Evening Services: 7:00 pm
Community Dinner: 7:30 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022
Morning Services: 9:00 am
Shofar Sounding: 12:00 pm
Kiddush Luncheon – 2:00 pm
Holiday Ends at 7:15 pm
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YOM KIPPUR
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Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022
Afternoon Service: 4:30 pm
Community Pre-Fast Dinner: 5:00 pm
Light Candles at 6:11 pm
Fast Begins at 6:11 pm
Kol Nidrei Services: 6:15 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022
Morning Services: 9:00 am
Yizkor Memorial Service: 12:00 pm
Afternoon Service: 4:30 pm
Neilah Closing Service: 5:30 pm
Fast Ends at 7:05 pm
Followed by light refreshments
 

New Hebrew School Year Approaches

The key to a Jewish future lies in how we educate our children now. It is our sacred duty to instill within them a love and understanding of Judaism. That is only possible through education, or as we like to call it, ed-JEW-cation. 

Our Hebrew School is designed to maximize the time our students spend here in an uplifting and inspiring manner. We will convey the beauty of our traditions through projects, stories, songs, and conversations. We don’t ‘talk at’ our students. Instead we engage them in discussions, which we have found to be a more conducive way of imparting knowledge. Positive reinforcement is a critical part of our approach. 

We endeavor to give them not only an understanding of the Jewish Calendar and practice, but also skills in the Hebrew language. 

Please call the office to schedule your appointment to discuss the needs of your child and what you hope to he/she will get from Hebrew school. 760-943-8891. 


Kiddush Sponsor(s)

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Lois Weksler in memory of her beloved cousin Len Weksler (our late, beloved Kohen).

Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in our weekly Shabbat meal together. 

An Important Note about Kiddushes –

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

There is no such thing as an exclusive Kiddush sponsor. 

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

We thank you for your support and understanding! 

Kiddush Sponsors Needed 

We are currently seeking Kiddush sponsors for the High Holidays, October, and ongoing from there. If you would like to do this tremendous Mitzvah, which brings beautiful blessings to those who undertake it, please respond to this message or call the office at 760-943-8891. You can sponsor a Kiddush to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, mark a Yarzeit, or for any other reason, or for no reason at all. 

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

A Word of Torah
Living with the Times

Parshat Ki Tavo – G-d in the Fastlane 
Taken from Chabad.org
Based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
From Rabbi Yossy Goldman

Can one plan to be blessed? Obviously, we believe that when we live life as G‑d intended us to, we will find or lives blessed in many ways. Even if we do not always see the results tangibly or immediately, we certainly are aware of many blessings that come with the territory of leading a G‑dly life. But there is a verse in our Parshah, which promises us blessings we never even dreamed of.

If you will listen to the voice of G‑d... and observe the commandments... All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you... (Deuteronomy 28:2)

What does it mean that blessings will overtake you? Rabbi Ovadia Sforno, one of the classic Biblical commentators, suggests that it means you will be blessed even when you made no effort to seek those blessings. It will come out of the blue, an unexpected windfall.

"How do you know that your livelihood's in that direction and you're running after it? Perhaps it lies in the opposite direction..."The story is told of the saintly Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev that he once saw a young man running down the street. The Chassidic master stopped him and asked, "Where are you running?" The fellow answered, "To make a living, rabbi." To which the Berditchever responded, "So how do you know that your living lies in that direction and you're running after it? Perhaps your livelihood is to be found in the opposite direction, and you're running away from it?"

Do we ever know for sure? How often do the best laid plans of mice and men come to naught? Haven't we all had the experience of trying our hardest to do a deal, and yet with all the planning and strategizing nothing whatsoever materialized? And on the other hand, there may have been times when we put no work into it at all and suddenly from nowhere we landed the deal of the year? The truth is we don't know where the blessing of our livelihood lies.

Our soul may hear something on a higher plane and it filters downAnd so it is with spiritual blessings. There are times when we make the effort and remain uninspired and there are times when we become inspired effortlessly. According to the Baal Shem Tov, our unconscious soul may hear something on a higher plane and it filters down to our conscious soul and we are touched, moved or inspired.

We live in an era of much confusion. Many are lost, floundering about in spiritual wildernesses. But many are finding themselves too. There have been many who didn't necessarily go looking for G‑d but G‑d found them. "How did you get inspired?" "To tell you the truth, I'm not really sure. I was minding my own business and I bumped into this Rabbi." Or, "I was sitting next to this fellow on the plane..." If you feel the spirit overtaking you, slow downOr, "I was just a tourist at the Western Wall but something moved me." Everybody has a story. In some stories we went looking for G‑d, in others He came looking for us.

So if you feel the spirit overtaking you, don't speed up. Slow down. Let it catch up with you. May the blessings of G‑d overtake you and transform your life.

Haftarah for Shabbat Parshat Ki Tavo

Isaiah 60:1-22

This week's haftorah is the sixth of a series of seven "Haftarot of Consolation." These seven haftarot commence on the Shabbat following Tisha b'Av and continue until Rosh Hashanah.

In glowing terms the prophet recounts descriptions of what will unfold during the Redemption. Beginning with the resurrection of the dead and the ingathering of the exiles, continuing with the joy and abundance the Jewish people will then experience, as well as the gifts that will be brought to G‑d from all of the nations of the world.

Finally, the Jewish nation will no longer be despised and derided, there will no longer be violence nor mourning, and G‑d will shine His everlasting light on His people.

Weekly Sermon will take place immediately following the Daily Tanya class, on Erev Shabbat. 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!

SPECIAL WISHES

Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to to Angel Ventura, Miriam Reisman, Kevin Buenaventura, and Rebbetzin Nechama Eilfort, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Robert Sacks, Brett Freiman, Len Weksler, Charles Elkaim, Sylvette Perez, Lily Block, Beatrice Stanger, Henry Richard, Eleanor Wollman , and all of those whose Yarzeit is observed this week.

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

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors:

September 17: Lois Weksler Sponsor

September 24: Eilfort Family Sponsor

September 26: Rosh Hashanah Leesa Glaser Sponsor

October 1: Rossenfeld Family Sponsor

 

More Sponsors Needed for the High Holidays!

 
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 -(Tuesdays)

Join Nechama in person   or on zoom from 7-9pm. 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 starting 7pm Wednesday Night at Chabad and on zoom. Please respond here for interest.

Coastal Gan - Has BEGUN!

 

Coastal Hebrew School

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

Rosh Chodesh Coastal Women's Society

Men's Club Coming Soon

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

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

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

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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Pammy's Pony Parties and Petting Zoos

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

Pam Glickman 760-535-5293

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WEEKLY PARSHAH
Parshah in a Nutshell

Moses instructs the people of Israel: When you enter the land that G‑d is giving to you as your eternal heritage, and you settle it and cultivate it, bring the first-ripened fruits (bikkurim) of your orchard to the Holy Temple, and declare your gratitude for all that G‑d has done for you.

Our Parshah also includes the laws of the tithes given to the Levites and to the poor, and detailed instructions on how to proclaim the blessings and the curses on Mount Gerizim and Mount Eival—as discussed in the beginning of the Parshah of Re’eh. Moses reminds the people that they are G‑d’s chosen people, and that they, in turn, have chosen G‑d.

The latter part of Ki Tavo consists of the Tochachah (“Rebuke”). After listing the blessings with which G‑d will reward the people when they follow the laws of the Torah, Moses gives a long, harsh account of the bad things—illness, famine, poverty and exile—that shall befall them if they abandon G‑d’s commandments.

Moses concludes by telling the people that only today, forty years after their birth as a people, have they attained “a heart to know, eyes to see and ears to hear.”

Volume 23 Number 53 | 13 Elul, 5782 | September 9, 2022

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 23 Number 53 | 13 Elul, 5782 | September 9, 2022

 
B"H

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad - Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES AT 6:45 PM – Friday, September 9, ‘22
SHABBAT ENDS 7:39 PM - Saturday, September 10, ‘22

MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

Dear Friends,

As we reach the midpoint of the month of Elul, halfway through our preparations for the High Holidays, we read this week’s Torah portion about the Amalekite attack on the Jewish people.

Through their battle, the Amalekites attempted to douse the enthusiasm for G‑d that the Jewish people were experiencing following their miraculous exodus from Egypt and the splitting of the sea.

After the Jewish people were victorious over Amalek, G‑d commanded them to remember the war—not just the physical event, but primarily to be strengthened for spiritual battles that we constantly face. As we become excited about something Jewish, something holy, let’s not allow the force of the Amalek within us to rear its head and dampen our enthusiasm.

The Amalek within us prods us to do Jewish things, but without excitement. Go to High Holidays services, but don’t get too caught up in the spirit of the day. Have a nice dinner with family and friends, but don’t turn it into a spiritual event.

The victory over Amalek reminds us that it is the excitement and enthusiasm that keeps the Jewish people alive. We have survived all these years, and will continue to persevere, because of that burning fire within us, which refuses to be cooled down.

Shabbat shalom,

SHABBOS NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
We WILL BE Open for Services This Week & There will be Soup and Challah

Memorial Service & Brunch for Channah ‘Addy’ Hale THIS Sunday at 11am

We will be hosting a Memorial Service for our Channahleh on Sunday, September 11th at 11am. Following the service we will have a brunch in Channah’s honor. Please make this a priority, as Channah made our community a priority. Please let us know that you will be here by responding  to this message so we can prepare appropriately.  


Special Minyan Thursday Evening at 6:30pm so Kaddish can be Recited

A Minyan is needed this Thursday so Kaddish can be recited by Haskel Joseph for his father on his Yarzeit. Please respond to this message if you can attend for about 30 minutes. The Minyan will be followed immediately by the Weekly Torah Portion class. 

High Holidays are Almost Here – RSVP NECESSARY to Attend
 

As we continue to bounce back from the pandemic please do NOT attend if you have ANY symptoms or if you are not feeling well. And please make a reservation if you plan on attending any of the services so we can prepare appropriately. You can make your reservations by visiting our website and filling out the appropriate forms (www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/hhrsvp - still under construction). 

Remember, you do not have to ‘pay to pray’, however, donations and sponsors are greatly appreciated! 

This year we are pleased to announce that we will be featuring two, world class Cantorial soloists; Rabbi Dovi Gorelick and Rabbi Yossi Rodal. This will be a beautiful and uplifting High Holiday season! We have so many exciting announcements, as we look forward to a great year of growth and blessings, material and spiritual. 

SELICHOT (Late Saturday Night / Early Sunday Morning) 

Saturday/Sunday, Sept. 17/18 at 12:00 am
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ROSH HASHANAH
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Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022
Light Candles at 6:23 pm
Evening Services: 6:00 pm
Community Dinner: 7:00 pm

Monday, Sept. 26, 2022
Morning Services: 9:00 am
Shofar Sounding: 12:00 pm
Kiddush Luncheon:  2:00 pm
Tashlich Service: 6:00 pm
Evening Services: 7:00 pm
Community Dinner: 7:30 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022
Morning Services: 9:00 am
Shofar Sounding: 12:00 pm
Kiddush Luncheon – 2:00 pm
Holiday Ends at 7:15 pm
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YOM KIPPUR
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Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022
Afternoon Service: 4:30 pm
Community Pre-Fast Dinner: 5:00 pm
Light Candles at 6:11 pm
Fast Begins at 6:11 pm
Kol Nidrei Services: 6:15 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022
Morning Services: 9:00 am
Yizkor Memorial Service: 12:00 pm
Afternoon Service: 4:30 pm
Neilah Closing Service: 5:30 pm
Fast Ends at 7:05 pm
Followed by light refreshments
 

We Are Here for YOU, and We Are Asking for YOUR Support – New Membership

THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY RESPONDED!

Dear Friends,

Do you enjoy the services we offer, the classes we conduct, the educational opportunities we make available for your children, the social programming we host, the educational materials and Jewish Art Calendar we distribute, the soup and Challah we provide, the counseling we make available, or the pastoral services we offer? 

Does it make you feel good knowing we are always here for you? Are you happy that we provide all of the above to anyone who needs our help and regardless of their level of observance or ability to pay?

We strive to serve as a house of goodness and kindness. 

It is YOU that makes this possible through your generous support.

Please, this year, ‘make it official’, and become a supporting member of this precious enterprise, of OUR precious enterprise. 

Becoming a member means that you make a monthly financial commitment. The income generated through membership donations is what fuels everything we do. Our members are our partners and ‘own a share’ of every Mitzvah we do. Membership donations are also tax-deductible.

Please follow this link and join the family! www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/Membership 

THANK YOU and G-d bless!
Gratefully,
The Coastal Chabads Team

New Hebrew School Year Approaches

The key to a Jewish future lies in how we educate our children now. It is our sacred duty to instill within them a love and understanding of Judaism. That is only possible through education, or as we like to call it, ed-JEW-cation. 

Our Hebrew School is designed to maximize the time our students spend here in an uplifting and inspiring manner. We will convey the beauty of our traditions through projects, stories, songs, and conversations. We don’t ‘talk at’ our students. Instead we engage them in discussions, which we have found to be a more conducive way of imparting knowledge. Positive reinforcement is a critical part of our approach. 

We endeavor to give them not only an understanding of the Jewish Calendar and practice, but also skills in the Hebrew language. 

Please call the office to schedule your appointment to discuss the needs of your child and what you hope to he/she will get from Hebrew school. 760-943-8891. 
Kiddush Sponsor(s)

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Dolores Weksler in memory of her beloved Sid Weksler.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in our weekly Shabbat meal together. 

An Important Note about Kiddushes –

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

There is no such thing as an exclusive Kiddush sponsor. 

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

We thank you for your support and understanding! 

Kiddush Sponsors Needed 

We are currently seeking Kiddush sponsors for the High Holidays, October, and ongoing from there. If you would like to do this tremendous Mitzvah, which brings beautiful blessings to those who undertake it, please respond to this message or call the office at 760-943-8891. You can sponsor a Kiddush to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, mark a Yarzeit, or for any other reason, or for no reason at all. 

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

A Word of Torah
Living with the Times

Parshat Ki Teitzei – Who Needs Anti-Semites?
Taken from Chabad.org
Based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
From Rabbi Yossy Goldman

It has been called “the world’s longest hatred.” It continues to rear its ugly head across countries and continents. Whether it manifests in the crude bigotry of the lower class or the snide subtleties of the upper crust, anti-Semitism is a fact of life.

Of course, we all wish it would finally go away. We even had reason to hope that after Auschwitz, it really would. Who among us doesn’t want to feel accepted and appreciated? But there is a strong argument to suggest that, in a perverse sort of way, anti-Semitism has been good for the Jews. The French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre made that point in his book Anti-Semite & Jew. Without the constant reminders and threats to our existence, we Jews would have been lulled into a peaceful and passive state of national amnesia. Secure in our comfort zones, we might have lost much of our unique identity.

History records that under regimes that persecuted us, we remained steadfastly Jewish; whereas under more enlightened, liberal forms of government, we gradually embraced a welcoming but dominant culture, forfeiting much of our own.

Back in the ’70s, when I was working with Jewish university students, we were struggling to break through a wall of icy indifference towards Judaism. It was so frustrating that my colleagues and I even considered going onto campus in the dead of night to paint a few swastikas on the Student Union building, in the hope that this would jolt them out of their apathy. Of course, we never actually did it, but I confess to having been very tempted.

Towards the end of this week’s Parshah we read of the commandment to remember the unprovoked attack by the nation of Amalek against the Israelites when they left Egypt. The command comes in the form of the word zachor—“Remember”—at the beginning of the section. The final words are lo tishkach—“you shall not forget.” But why the need for both expressions? And what difference is there between “remembering” and “not forgetting”? Surely one is superfluous?

Commentaries suggest that “remember” is a command to the Jewish people, while “do not forget” would seem to be more of a prediction—i.e., they will not let you forget! Should you ever lapse into a false sense of security and forget your Jewishness, the anti-Semites of the world will be there to remind you who you are—“a people that dwells alone” (Numbers 23:9).

Everything has a purpose in creation. There is nothing superfluous in G‑d’s world. So what is the purpose of an anti-Semite? Just that—to remind Jews that they are Jewish!

But why wait for the Amalekites of this world to remind us? Do we want or need their taunting? Rather, let us be proactively Jewish, positively Jewish and Jewishly positive. You can sing the old Yiddish song one of two ways. Either it is Oy, es iz gut tzu zein a yid (“Oh, it is good to be a Jew . . .”) or Oy, es iz shver tzu zein a yid (“Oy, it is hard to be a Jew . . .”). There are a million good reasons, positive reasons, to be proudly Jewish. If seventy years ago being Jewish carried a death sentence, today it is a life sentence, promising a meaningful and blessed life. And when we decide to live proud, committed Jewish lives, we make a fascinating discovery: when we respect ourselves, the world respects us too. And that applies across the board, from the individual Jew to the collective Jewish community.

Judaism is a boon, not a burden. We should be staunch about our heritage. It is a badge of honor to wear with noble pride. If you don’t know why, go and study—but that’s another sermon.

Haftarah for Shabbat Parshat Ki Teitzei

Isaiah 54:1-10.

This week's haftorah is the fifth of a series of seven "Haftarot of Consolation." These seven haftarot commence on the Shabbat following Tisha b'Av and continue until Rosh Hashanah.

Forsaken Jerusalem is likened to a barren woman devoid of children. G‑d enjoins her to rejoice, for the time will soon come when the Jewish nation will return and proliferate, repopulating Israel's once desolate cities. The prophet assures the Jewish people that G‑d has not forsaken them. Although He has momentarily hid His countenance from them, He will gather them from their exiles with great mercy. The haftorah compares the final Redemption to the pact G‑d made with Noah. Just as G‑d promised to never bring a flood over the entire earth, so too He will never again be angry at the Jewish people.

"For the mountains may move and the hills might collapse, but My kindness shall not depart from you, neither shall the covenant of My peace collapse."

Weekly Sermon will take place immediately following the Daily Tanya class, on Erev Shabbat. 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!

SPECIAL WISHES

Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to to Ellen Steelman, Tammy Horowitz, Ed Estrin, Sarah Odenheimer, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Solomon Joseph , and all of those whose Yarzeit is observed this week.

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

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors:

September 10: Dolores Weksler Sponsor

September 17: Joan Markovits Sponsor
                         Lois Weksler Sponsor

September 24: Eilfort Family Sponsor

October 1: Rossenfeld Family Sponsor

Sponsors Needed for the High Holidays!

 
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 -(Tuesdays)

Join Nechama in person   or on zoom from 7-9pm. 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 starting 7pm Wednesday Night at Chabad and on zoom. Please respond here for interest.

Coastal Gan - Has BEGUN!

 

Coastal Hebrew School

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

Rosh Chodesh Coastal Women's Society

Men's Club Coming Soon

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

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

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

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 52 | 5 Elul, 5782 | September 1, 2022

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 23 Number 52 | 5 Elul, 5782 | September 1, 2022

 
B"H

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad - Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES AT 6:54 PM – Friday, September 2, ‘22
SHABBAT ENDS 7:49 PM - Saturday, September 3, ‘22

MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

Dear Friends,
This week’s Torah portion begins, “You shall set up judges and enforcers at all your gates,” referring to lawmakers and law enforcement officials whose jobs it is to enact and enforce laws.

Because the Torah uses the words “your gates” as a reference to where the judges and police are located, commentators note that it can also be a metaphor for the human being, and specifically our mouths — our “gates.” It’s our responsibility to “guard our gates,” placing restrictions on what we say and how we say it, thinking twice before opening our mouths, especially when it comes to talking about others.

This is obviously relevant at all times, but particularly during the time of year that this portion is read, the month of Elul. As we prepare for the High Holidays, we take stock of our behavior, find areas that require correction, and focus on doing better in the future. For many of us, our biggest shortcoming is in the realm of speech, and we should take the time to examine where we can do better.

With kinder speech, leading to kinder action and behavior, the world will become a kinder place overall, in preparation for the coming of Moshiach!

Shabbat shalom,

SHABBOS NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS
We WILL BE Open for Services This Week & There will NOT be Soup and Challah

Our Heartfelt Condolences are extended to the family of

Channah (Addy) Hale,

particularly to  Arnold Tubis and Jaymi Hale (Channah’s granddaughter).

Indeed, our entire community needs the condolences of the Holy One, Blessed be He, as Channah was an integral part of our shul family for the past decade. She is already sorely missed! 
We will be hosting a Memorial Service for our Channahleh on Sunday, September 11th at 11am. Following the service we will have a brunch in Channah’s honor. Please make this a priority, as Channah made our community a priority. Please let us know that you will be here by responding to this message.  

***NO Parsha Class Tonight***
 

We Are Here for YOU, and We Are Asking for YOUR Support – New Membership

THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY RESPONDED!

Dear Friends,

Do you enjoy the services we offer, the classes we conduct, the educational opportunities we make available for your children, the social programming we host, the educational materials and Jewish Art Calendar we distribute, the soup and Challah we provide, the counseling we make available, or the pastoral services we offer? 

Does it make you feel good knowing we are always here for you? Are you happy that we provide all of the above to anyone who needs our help and regardless of their level of observance or ability to pay?

We strive to serve as a house of goodness and kindness. 

It is YOU that makes this possible through your generous support.

Please, this year, ‘make it official’, and become a supporting member of this precious enterprise, of OUR precious enterprise. 

Becoming a member means that you make a monthly financial commitment. The income generated through membership donations is what fuels everything we do. Our members are our partners and ‘own a share’ of every Mitzvah we do. Membership donations are also tax-deductible.

Please follow this link and join the family! www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/Membership 

THANK YOU and G-d bless!
Gratefully,
The Coastal Chabads Team

New Hebrew School Year Approaches

The key to a Jewish future lies in how we educate our children now. It is our sacred duty to instill within them a love and understanding of Judaism. That is only possible through education, or as we like to call it, ed-JEW-cation. 

Our Hebrew School is designed to maximize the time our students spend here in an uplifting and inspiring manner. We will convey the beauty of our traditions through projects, stories, songs, and conversations. We don’t ‘talk at’ our students. Instead we engage them in discussions, which we have found to be a more conducive way of imparting knowledge. Positive reinforcement is a critical part of our approach. 

We endeavor to give them not only an understanding of the Jewish Calendar and practice, but also skills in the Hebrew language. 

Please call the office to schedule your appointment to discuss the needs of your child and what you hope to he/she will get from Hebrew school. 760-943-8891. 
 

BBQ Bounty Sundays will be taking a break for Labor Day, and Week Night Food will continue

People come from far and wide to enjoy our spectacular BBQ Bounty, which is held on Sundays from 5pm – 8pm. The menu includes Burgers, Hotdogs, Wings (hot and bbq), Fries, Salad, Coleslaw, and so much more (like Cotton Candy for the children). 

This year we are also offering Dinner with a View with several delicious menus to choose from. You can eat here or take it to go.

Follow these links for further information, including the available dates and pricing:
www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/BBQRSVP 

www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/mealstogo
 

Kiddush Sponsor(s)

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by the Stern Family in honor of the Anniversary of Herschel’s Bar Mitzvah (just a few years ago), and the Buenaventura Family for all the kindnesses Hashem has bestowed upon them.   Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in our weekly Shabbat meal together. 

An Important Note about Kiddushes –

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

There is no such thing as an exclusive Kiddush sponsor. 

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

We thank you for your support and understanding! 

Kiddush Sponsors Needed 

We are currently seeking Kiddush sponsors for the High Holidays, October, and ongoing from there. If you would like to do this tremendous Mitzvah, which brings beautiful blessings to those who undertake it, please respond to this message or call the office at 760-943-8891. You can sponsor a Kiddush to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, mark a Yarzeit, or for any other reason, or for no reason at all. 

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

A Word of Torah
Living with the Times

Parshat Shoftim – Spirituality Made Simple
Taken from Chabad.org
Based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
From Rabbi Yossy Goldman

What is the difference between spirituality and spiritualism?

Spirituality is an awareness of the spirit, of the soul; it is a sensitivity to things beyond the immediate and the material. That’s why some describe the study of spirituality as metaphysics—the study of that which lies beyond the physical.

Spiritualism, on the other hand, is how we describe the practices of dabbling in the occult, such as trying to communicate with the dead. In ancient times these activities were referred to as sorcery or black magic.

For Jews, spirituality is recommended, but spiritualism is discouraged. In fact, it is actually forbidden explicitly in verses in this week’s Torah reading, Shoftim.

The Torah cautions the Israelites, who were about to enter the Promised Land, from mimicking the heathen and abominable pagan rites of the Canaanites. And after listing these forbidden practices, it adds, “You shall be wholehearted with the L‑rd, your G‑d” (Deuteronomy 18:13).

Now the Hebrew word for “wholehearted” is tamim. It is from the same root as the word tam, which we might recognize as one of the Four Sons at the Passover Seder. The tam is the simple son, who is ignorant and foolish. So why would the Torah use a word here that conveys a lack of intelligence? Clearly, the Torah is not encouraging us to be fools?!

The accepted explanation is that the Torah does not mean “simple” in the sense of unintelligent, but rather “simple” in the sense of straightforward, not overly sophisticated or cynical, but simple and filled with faith in G‑d, with no need to go looking into the dark corners of the universe.

This explanation would help us understand a traditional inscription on many Jewish tombstones: איש תם וישר, ish tam v’yashar, “[Here lies] a simple and upright man.” Would any child write an epitaph for a father calling him a fool?! But “simple” in this context does not mean unwise; it means simple and wholehearted in faith. The term is used to praise an upright individual who lived his life with honesty, sincerity and wholesomeness.

This simple person accepts that G‑d alone is the Master of the Universe. He doesn’t try to outsmart his Creator by looking for answers in the wrong places, or by attempting to outwit destiny by consulting the spirits or the stars. If G‑d decided to take his loved one, he does not feel the need to find her somewhere else in the cosmos and communicate with her. He is trusting of the Almighty’s vast eternal plan, and he does his part to advance within the framework G‑d set out for him. He may, in fact, be quite wise, but he’s not a “wise guy.”

The simple and upright person is one who bows his head to kiss a Torah scroll, or the child who kisses every mezuzah he passes. The founder of Chassidism, the holy Baal Shem Tov, taught us that people of simple faith are so special that their prayers can pierce the gates of heaven like no other prayers can.

This quality of simplicity sheds light on an enigmatic sequence in our prayer books. One of the prayers that many people are familiar with is Ein Keilokeinu. Some communities recite it daily, others only on Shabbat and Yom Tov. The words mean “There is none like our G‑d.” Then, in the next line we say Mi Keilokeinu? “Who is like our G‑d?” Now surely we should first be asking, “Who is like our G‑d?” and then be giving the obvious answer, “There is none like our G‑d.” Why do we give the answer before the question?

One famous explanation is that we must first express our simple faith in G‑d: Ein Keilokeinu, “There is none like our G‑d.” G‑d is absolutely unique. Once we have established this fundamental principle of faith, we are then permitted to ask, Mi Kelokeinu? Is there anyone else out there? Are there any other candidates for us to worship and pray to? But the answer is so obvious that we say it outright and up front: Ein Kelokeinu! There is none like our G‑d. Now, you want to ask questions and discuss philosophy? By all means. Questions are kosher. But first, the principle of faith must be stated and accepted.

In the same Passover Seder where we find the tam as one of the Four Sons,we also have the Four Questions. The Talmud is filled with questions and arguments, propositions and rebuttals. But we ask questions, not to challenge, but to better understand. We start with the premise of belief, and then ask questions with simple humility, and with sincere, wholehearted and genuine faith and trust in G‑d.

Let us be simple, not sly. Let us be simple people, not scheming politicians or spin doctors. Let us all be simple, straight, honest and genuine, so that one day they will say of us, too, “Here lies a simple and upright person.”

Haftarah for Shabbat Parshat Shoftim

Isaiah 51:12-52:12

This week's haftorah is the fourth of a series of seven "Haftarot of Consolation." These seven haftarot commence on the Shabbat following Tisha b'Av and continue until Rosh Hashanah.

The haftorahs of the past two weeks open with Israel's complaint that they have been abandoned by G‑d. Israel is not content with consolations offered by the prophets — instead they demand that G‑d alone comfort them. In response, this week's haftorah begins with G‑d's response: "I, indeed I, will comfort you."

After briefly reprimanding Israel for forgetting their Creator for fear of human and finite oppressors, the prophet describes the suffering and tribulations which Israel has endured. However, the time has arrived for the suffering to end. The time has come for Israel's oppressors to drink the "cup of suffering" which they had hitherto forced Israel to drink: "Awaken, awaken, put on your strength, O Zion; put on the garments of your beauty, Jerusalem the Holy City, for no longer shall the uncircumcised or the unclean continue to enter you. Shake yourselves from the dust, arise, sit down, O Jerusalem; free yourself of the bands of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion."

Isaiah extols the beauty of the messenger who will announce the good tidings of Redemption. "Burst out in song, sing together, O ruins of Jerusalem, for the L-rd has consoled His people; He has redeemed Jerusalem."

The haftorah ends by highlighting the difference between the Egyptian Exodus, when the Israelites hurried out of their exile and bondage, and the future Redemption: "For not with haste shall you go forth and not in a flurry of flight shall you go, for the L-rd goes before you, and your rear guard is the G‑d of Israel."

Weekly Sermon will take place immediately following the Daily Tanya class, on Erev Shabbat. 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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SPECIAL WISHES

Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES are extended to Arnold Tubis, Jaymi Hale, and our entire congregation on the passing of Channah Hale. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to to Verred Alter, Dianne Lazar, Lydia Teshuba, Yaakov Odenheimer, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to  and Tammy and Jeffrey Horowitz and all of those celebrating anniversaries this week!

WE REMEMBER Derek Israel, and all of those whose Yarzeit is observed this week.

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

Upcoming Kiddush Sponsors:

September 3: Buenaventura Sponsor
                       Stern Family Sponsor

September 10: Dolores Weksler Sponsor

September 17: Joan Markovits Sponsor
                         Lois Weksler Sponsor

September 24: Eilfort Family Sponsor

Sponsors Needed for the High Holidays!

 
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 -(Tuesdays)

Join Nechama in person   or on zoom from 7-9pm. 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 starting 7pm Wednesday Night at Chabad and on zoom. Please respond here for interest.

Coastal Gan - Has BEGUN!

 

Coastal Hebrew School

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

Rosh Chodesh Coastal Women's Society

Men's Club Coming Soon

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

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 Neal Sperling Business Development

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

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Pammy's Pony Parties and Petting Zoos

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

Pam Glickman 760-535-5293

Healthy Haven Live Radio Show with Anna Mintz

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

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Volume 23 Number 49 | 15 Menachem Av, 5782 | August 12, 2022

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 23 Number 49 | 15 Menachem Av, 5782 | August 12, 2022

 
B"H

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad - Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES AT 7:19 PM – Friday, August 12, ‘22
SHABBAT ENDS 8:16 PM - Saturday, August 13, ‘22

MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

Dear Friends,

The 15th of Av is described as the most joyous day on the Jewish calendar. Many happy events occurred on that date in our history, but the main reason for the joy is because it follows Tisha B’av, the saddest day on the calendar.

On the 15th of every Jewish month the moon is at its fullest, symbolizing the rise after the fall. And since no fall is greater than the destruction of our Holy Temples, which we mourned for on Tisha B'av, the rise that follows is also the greatest possible.

The stronger the darkness, the greater the subsequent light will be. So we pray that after the immense darkness of exile, we will experience the greatest light possible, with the coming of Moshiach and the rebuilding of the Temple!

May it be in our times.

Shabbat shalom,

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

VERY Special Shabbos THIS Week – Please Join Us

This Shabbos is called Shabbos Nachamu, named for the Haftarah. We begin the Seven Weeks of Consolation, which follow the destruction of the Holy Temples commemorated last week on the 9th and 10 of Av. In this week’s portion we will read THE 10 COMMANDMENTS! It is a great Mitzvah to listen to this reading, as we will hear the precise words heard by the Jewish people 3,334 years ago. In fact, we should endeavor to bring every Jewish person we can to listen to the words that changed the world. 

Services begin tomorrow at 10am, and the Torah reading will take place at about 11am. 

Friday Night Services TONIGHT @ 7pm

We have services scheduled for this evening to joyously welcome in the Shabbat! We will also be marking the Yarzeit of Shimon Perez, one of the founding members of our congregation. 

We Are Here for YOU, and We Are Asking for YOUR Support – New Membership

THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY RESPONDED!

Dear Friends,

Do you enjoy the services we offer, the classes we conduct, the educational opportunities we make available for your children, the social programming we host, the educational materials and Jewish Art Calendar we distribute, the soup and Challah we provide, the counseling we make available, or the pastoral services we offer? 

Does it make you feel good knowing we are always here for you? Are you happy that we provide all of the above to anyone who needs our help and regardless of their level of observance or ability to pay?

We strive to serve as a house of goodness and kindness. 

It is YOU that makes this possible through your generous support.

Please, this year, ‘make it official’, and become a supporting member of this precious enterprise, of OUR precious enterprise. 

Becoming a member means that you make a monthly financial commitment. The income generated through membership donations is what fuels everything we do. Our members are our partners and ‘own a share’ of every Mitzvah we do. Membership donations are also tax-deductible.

Please follow this link and join the family! www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/Membership 

THANK YOU and G-d bless!
Gratefully,
The Coastal Chabads Team

5783 Jewish Art Calendar

THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY RESPONDED!

We are proud to offer a gorgeous Jewish Art Calendar (JAC) each year that is distributed free of charge to everyone on our mailing list as well as those who request it. Our JAC not only has tasteful art with Jewish themes and tons of educational material about Jewish holidays, it is also customized for our community and includes YOUR personal dates and occasions, as well as local businesses. If you did NOT receive an email reviewing the dates submitted in previous years, your dates will not be included! This week is the last chance! $18 each date or $54 for unlimited.

We are gathering:

  • dedications
  • business cards 
  • personal greetings
  • birthdays
  • anniversaries
  • Yarzeits  

Please follow the link for more information: www.chabadatlacosta.com/artcalendar

BBQ Bounty Sundays and Week Night Food Continue This Week

Our amazing BBQ Bounty Season begins THIS Sunday from 5pm – 8pm! Please join us for the delicious food and wonderful experience we all share together. This year we are also offering Dinner with a View with several delicious menus to choose from. You can eat here or take it to go.

Follow these links for further information, including the available dates and pricing:
www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/BBQRSVP 

www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/mealstogo
 

Kiddush Sponsor(s)

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by the Perez, Fisch, and Kadoche family in loving memory of Shimon Perez on his Yarzeit and Marion Baccarach Fisch on her Yarzeit. And by the Alter family in loving memory of Charlie Kaufman obm.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in our weekly Shabbat meal together. 

An Important Note about Kiddushes –

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

There is no such thing as an exclusive Kiddush sponsor. 

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

We thank you for your support and understanding! 

Kiddush Sponsors Needed 

We are currently seeking Kiddush sponsors for the High Holidays, October, and ongoing from there. If you would like to do this tremendous Mitzvah, which brings beautiful blessings to those who undertake it, please respond to this message or call the office at 760-943-8891. You can sponsor a Kiddush to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, mark a Yarzeit, or for any other reason, or for no reason at all. 

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

A Word of Torah
Living with the Times

Parshat Va’Etchanan - The Ten Commandments – Not Multiple Choice 
Taken from Chabad.org
Based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
From Rabbi Yossy Goldman

Often, I hear people say, “Well, I am not all that religious, but I do keep the Ten Commandments.” At such times I’m tempted to say, “Really? You do know that The Ten Commandments are not multiple choice . . .” I sometimes wonder if the people who glibly make that claim actually know what the Ten Commandments are . . .

Moses reviews the Big Ten in the Torah in Deuteronomy. Why not go through the list, so we can all get a better idea of how we score?

1) I am the L‑rd thy G‑d. Basically, this is the command to believe in one G‑d. I have every confidence that we all get full marks on this one.

2) Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. Okay, so you don’t make a habit of bowing down to that bust of the Buddha in your living room. The question is, should it be there in the first place? And isn’t it interesting that today we have all these “Idols” competitions being run around the world. Then, of course, there are all those well-established contemporary idols we tend to ogle and worship, celebrities like Brad Pitt, Madonna, Donald Trump, or even (Heaven protect me) Oprah.

3) Do not take the name of G‑d in vain. This is not only about taking oaths or swearing in court. What about swearing in the street? How many choice four-letter words are in your vocabulary? And why drag G‑d into those graphic expressions?

4) Observe the Shabbat day to keep it holy. Interestingly, the Ten Commandments appear twice in the Torah. In Exodus, the fourth Commandment begins with Zachor—Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. This week, we read Shamor—Observe the Sabbath day. “Remembering” is achieved through positive acts such as kiddush, candle-lighting, etc. “Observing” Shabbos, to guard it from any desecration, is the hard part. It may cramp our current lifestyles. That is where true commitment comes in.

5) Honor thy father and thy mother. Many people do indeed fulfill this mitzvah in exemplary fashion. I stand in admiration of sons, daughters, and often in-laws, who care for and tend to the needs of an aged parent or parent-in-law. They shlep, they cook, they humor and often tolerate irritable, cantankerous elders. This commandment seems to get more difficult as time progresses. Yet the Torah makes no distinctions based on age. It is our responsibility to look after our parents when they are dependent on us, as they looked after us when we were dependent on them.

6) Thou shalt not murder. Well done. Here’s another easy one to fulfill. I’m sure not one of you reading this ever murdered anyone. You thought of doing it, you almost did it, but, in the end, Jews are not the murdering type. We can safely tick another one.

7) Thou shalt not commit adultery. Umm . . . Let’s move on the to next one.

8) Thou shalt not steal. Strictly speaking, this refers to kidnapping in particular. However, all stealing—including the white-collar methods—is included.

9) Thou shalt not bear false witness. How truthful are we? Even if we are not under oath, our word should be sacred. I remember hearing an old rabbi being introduced to a group of university students simply as a “man who never told a lie.” How many of us could make that claim?

10) Thou shalt not covet. Not easy either. Commentaries define this injunction as a prohibition on badgering someone, or conniving, to acquire—even legally—that which belongs to another. Go get your own. Why must it be his spouse, house or car?

There you have it. Did you score full marks? Did you pass, or are you in the forty-percent-or-less bracket? Worth working on, isn’t it? Hopefully, we can all improve our score, and one day claim with justification that we really do observe the Ten Commandments.

 

Haftarah for Shabbat Parshat Va’Etchanan

Isaiah 40:1–26

This week’s haftorah is the first of a series of seven “haftarot of Consolation.” These seven haftarot commence on the Shabbat following Tisha B’Av and continue until Rosh Hashanah.

This section of Isaiah begins with G‑d’s exhortation to the prophets: “Console, O console My people . . . Announce to Jerusalem that her period of exile has been fulfilled and that her sins have been forgiven.”

Isaiah’s prophecy describes some of the miraculous events that will unfold with the onset of the messianic era, such as the return of the exiles to Jerusalem, the revelation of G‑d’s glory, and the rewards and retribution that will then be meted out.

The prophet then goes on to comfort the people, describing G‑d’s power and might, and reassuring them of His care for His people.

Weekly Sermon will take place immediately following the Daily Tanya class, on Erev Shabbat. 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!

SPECIAL WISHES

Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

MAZEL TOV to Len Hyman, our honored President, on the birth of his granddaughter! There will be a baby naming this Shabbos in shul! 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to to Ellie Chapman, Anna Mintz, David Mintz, Aliyah Fenton, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Bernard Turtle, Rica Hazan, and all of those whose Yarzeit is observed this week.

May Rabbi Shmuel HaKohen Rodal, 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:

August 13: Perez, Fisch and Kadoche Families Sponsor
                  Alter Family Sponsor         

August 20: Francheska Gelbart Sponsor
                  Angela Chapman Sponsor

August 27: Rodal Family  Sponsor

September 3: Sponsors Needed

Sponsors Needed for the High Holidays!

 
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 -(Tuesdays)

Join Nechama in person   or on zoom from 7-9pm. 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 Next Week! - Details to be announced in upcoming email

Coastal Gan - Coming Soon!

 

Coastal Hebrew School

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

Rosh Chodesh Coastal Women's Society

Men's Club Coming Soon

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

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

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

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.

PLEASE PATRONIZE OUR SPONSORS
and let them know you saw it here

Marc Buksbaum is an experienced local transactional attorney and former certified public accountant. Marc has experience in a wide range of business matters, including corporate/venture formations, mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, and supply chain transactions, and his colleagues also have extensive experience in complex real estate and estate planning matters. Marc is licensed to practice law in California and New York and is a Certified Public Accountant (on “inactive status”) licensed in New York. If you have any questions or need help with your legal matter please contact Marc  at: 
Marc Buksbaum
Attorney at Law 
JUDKINS GLATT & RICH LLP
2784 Gateway Road, Suite 104
Carlsbad, CA  92009 
T 760 438 2211
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►Rina Coleman is an Enrolled Agent with more than 20 years experience preparing taxes for all walks of life. Please contact her at [email protected] for a free 15 minute consultation.

►Marc Nimetz Farmers Insurance

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858-866-8147 (Office)
858-603-4961 (Cell)
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Jonathan Rozansky :  Your Chabad Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker 
Whether you are Selling, Buying or Refinancing your home, do not proceed without calling Jonathan Rozansky, a licensed realtor and mortgage professional, first.  Jonathan will look out for your best interest and can answer all your real estate and financing questions.   Call for a free market analysis report today.

Jonathan Rozansky
Direct   (619) 392-1234
[email protected]
www.rozanskyteam.com
DRE. # 01754457
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 Dr. Danielle Weiss: Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being
Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being ">is a personalized, proactive, patient-centered medical practice with a unique focus on Integrative Endocrinology. Dr. Danielle Weiss takes a holistic approach to the patient and their health condition. She harnesses the physical, social, and spiritual aspects of healing. Dr. Weiss prides herself on spending time truly listening to your concerns and needs. She uses a team approach to develop a plan to address these issues together.    http://www.centerforhormonalhealth.com/

 Ron Lewis Insurance Services

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760-525-5769 - Cell
866-718-1600 - Toll-free

Specializing in Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Insurance! 

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

• Let me do the shopping for you!

• I will save you money on your insurance premiums.

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

• References available upon request.

 Neal Sperling Business Development

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

Dream Home Cinema

*Family Room Surround
*Wholesale House Audio
*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz:
760-415-8742 

[email protected]

Pammy's Pony Parties and Petting Zoos

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

Pam Glickman 760-535-5293

Healthy Haven Live Radio Show with Anna Mintz

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

Cost Effective Advertising Available HERE

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

Volume 23 Number 48 | 8 Menachem Av, 5782 | August 5, 2022

 

Volume 23 Number 47 | 1 Menachem Av, 5782 | July 29, 2022

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 23 Number 47 | 1 Menachem Av, 5782 | July 29, 2022

 
B"H

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad - Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES AT 7:32 PM – Friday, July 29, ‘22
SHABBAT ENDS 8:30 PM  -  Saturday, July 30, ‘22

MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

Dear Friends,

The three week period between the fast of 17 Tammuz and 9 Av, when we mourn the destruction of the two Holy Temples, is a time for heightened sensitivity towards our fellow Jews.

Of course, loving one another is a mitzvah year-round, not just now. But as humans, we know all too well how imperfect we can be in this regard. That's why during this mourning period for the destruction of the Temples, which our Sages teach was caused by a lack of harmony, we emphasize the importance of Jewish unity.

We must always be willing to extend ourselves and show kindness, even when logically perhaps you may have a reason to dislike the recipient. By ignoring and rising above our differences, we are promised the rebuilding of the Temple with the coming of Moshiach!

Shabbat shalom,

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

Lots of People Out of Town – PLEASE COME THIS SHABBOS

Lots of our regulars are out of town this week so we are seeking to make sure we have a Minyan ON TIME. If you are able to be here please respond to this message as soon as you can. 

Special Prayers for a Refuah Shelaimah for HaRav Shmuel haKohen ben Faiga

We are asking everyone to say extra Psalms and do an extra Mizvah (or two) in the merit of Rabbi Shmuel Rodal, father of our own Rabbi Yossi. May Hashem send him a speedy and complete recovery! 

Memorial Plaques – Lowered Price Through July 31st 

The price on Memorial plaques was listed in the mailer as $360. As of August 1st the price will return to the normal price of $500. Be advised that the manufacture has raised the price numerous times over the past year due to inflationary pressures – especially in the cost of the metal being used. 

Special BBQ Bounty on Sunday from 5pm – 8pm

We WILL be having a BBQ Bounty THIS Sunday from 5pm – 8pm. We will be serving a menu consistent with the laws of the 9 Days of Mourning, meaning no meat will be served. Instead we will be treated to Kayla’s amazing fish tacos, spaghetti and marinara sauce, and lots of other wonderful, pareve, dishes. Please join us for this weekly celebration. Reservations and payments are encouraged for the best price: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/BBQRSVP. 

We Are Here for YOU, and We Are Asking for YOUR Support – New Membership

THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY RESPONDED!

Dear Friends,

Do you enjoy the services we offer, the classes we conduct, the educational opportunities we make available for your children, the social programming we host, the educational materials and Jewish Art Calendar we distribute, the soup and Challah we provide, the counseling we make available, or the pastoral services we offer? 

Does it make you feel good knowing we are always here for you? Are you happy that we provide all of the above to anyone who needs our help and regardless of their level of observance or ability to pay?

We strive to serve as a house of goodness and kindness. 

It is YOU that makes this possible through your generous support.

Please, this year, ‘make it official’, and become a supporting member of this precious enterprise, of OUR precious enterprise. 

Becoming a member means that you make a monthly financial commitment. The income generated through membership donations is what fuels everything we do. Our members are our partners and ‘own a share’ of every Mitzvah we do. Membership donations are also tax-deductible.

Please follow this link and join the family! www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/Membership 

THANK YOU and G-d bless!
Gratefully,
The Coastal Chabads Team

5783 Jewish Art Calendar

THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY RESPONDED!

We are proud to offer a gorgeous Jewish Art Calendar (JAC) each year that is distributed free of charge to everyone on our mailing list as well as those who request it. Our JAC not only has tasteful art with Jewish themes and tons of educational material about Jewish holidays, it is also customized for our community and includes YOUR personal dates and occasions, as well as local businesses. 

We are gathering dedications, business ads, and personal greetings (birthdays, anniversaries, Yarzeits etc.) through the end of July. 

Please follow the link to participate: www.chabadatlacosta.com/artcalendar

Nine Days of Mourning Culminating with Tisha B’Av Begins NEXT Thursday Night (7/28)

As of last night, Thursday, July 28th, with the advent of Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av, we begin the new Jewish month. During the first nine days of the month of Av, there are added practices of mourning that we undertake as we mourn the destruction of both Holy Temples. The first Temple was destroyed by the Babylonians and the second by the Romans. Both destructions happened on the 9th of Av, which is considered the saddest day of the Jewish year, and one of two fast days that last more than 24 hours-the other being Yom Kippur. 

The mourning practices for the nine days include the following:

  • We don’t listen to music.
  • We don’t buy or wear new clothing or freshly laundered clothing. We do wear freshly laundered clothing in honor of Shabbos, however. 
  • We don’t take long, hot showers or baths, luxuriating, as it were, except in honor of Shabbos.
  • We don’t go swimming. 
  • We don’t go on vacation or travel overseas.
  • We don’t get married. 
  • We don’t eat meat or drink wine except on Shabbos.
  • We don’t put ourselves in a dangerous situation.
  • We don’t engage in court cases during this time. 
  • We don’t recite the blessing of “Shehechiyanu” during this time. 

If there is a medical reason to do any of the things listed above one should consult with an expert Rav for guidance as to how to do it in a permitted way. 

Next Shabbos will actually be the 9th of Av. However, since it comes out on Shabbos we push the fast to Saturday evening through Sunday night instead. This coming Thursday Rabbi Eilfort will give a full explanation about the 9th of Av in addition to his weekly Torah Portion of the Week Class. You can either attend in person or on Facebook Live, where it will be live-streamed. 

Please mark your calendars for the special services that will be held next Saturday night at 8:45, during which we will chant together the Book of Lamentations (Eichah), Sunday at 8:30am, where there is a Torah reading but the men do not put on Tefillin, and Sunday afternoon/evening at 7pm, which is when the Tefillin will be put on, the afternoon service will be recited, and then the evening service. Following services light refreshments will be served so those in attendance can break the fast. Next week’s email update will have the full schedule. 

 

Kiddush Sponsor(s)

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Ilyse Loven in memory of her father Perry Feder on his Yarzeit. It is being cosponsored by the Mintz family in memory of Marcus Mintz on his Yarzeit. It is also being cosponsored by Len Hyman in memory of his father, Max Hyman, on his Yarzeit.  

Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in our weekly Shabbat meal together. 

An Important Note about Kiddushes –

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

There is no such thing as an exclusive Kiddush sponsor. 

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

We thank you for your support and understanding! 

Lots of People Out of Town – PLEASE COME THIS SHABBOS

Lots of our regulars are out of town this week so we are seeking to make sure we have a Minyan ON TIME. If you are able to be here please respond to this message as soon as you can. 

Kiddush Sponsors Needed for August and September

We are currently seeking Kiddush sponsors for a couple of weeks in August and ongoing from there. If you would like to do this tremendous Mitzvah, which brings beautiful blessings to those who undertake it, please respond to this message or call the office at 760-943-8891. You can sponsor a Kiddush to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, mark a Yarzeit, or for any other reason, or for no reason at all. 

Keep Your Eyes On Your Mailbox – Important Info Coming

We have mailed out our Annual Membership / Calendar information. Please be sure to respond as soon as possible when you receive your information. If you are not on our regular (‘snail mail’) list, please respond to this message with your mailing address. 

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

A Word of Torah
Living with the Times

Parshiot Matot-Mass’ei - Promises Promises
Taken from Chabad.org
Based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
From Rabbi Yossy Goldman

I have always been intrigued by the traditional way in which diamond merchants seal a deal. They shake hands and say “Mazel and Brocha” (“good fortune and blessing”). Once those few words have been said, the deal is done and it has all the power of a legal, contractual transaction.

It is a tribute to the diamond fraternity that in their industry, a word is a word. In some other industries, even a contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. Here, the spoken word is deemed to be binding and irrevocable. Interestingly, the “Mazel and Brocha” principle has been upheld in arbitration cases throughout the world.

This week’s Torah portion, Matot, opens with an injunction about the sanctity of our words: “And Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes . . . if a man takes a vow . . . he shall not desecrate his word; whatever issues from his mouth he shall do . . .” (Numbers 30:2–3).

A word is a word. Promises are promises. And the words we utter are sacred and inviolate. If we disregard what we say, we have profaned and desecrated our words. That is why many people are careful to add the words bli neder—“without vowing”—whenever they say something that might be construed as a vow, so that, should they be prevented from fulfilling what they expressed their intention to do, this would not constitute the grave offense of violating a vow. This, of course, in no way diminishes the regard we hold for our words, and the need to carry out one’s promises even if one stipulated that it is not a vow.

The question is: Why was this commandment given to the “heads of the tribes”? Surely, it applies to each and every one of us. A simple answer is that since it is usually leaders who make the most promises, it is they who need the most cautioning.

Politicians are infamous for campaign promises, which—once they are elected—are rarely fulfilled. They tell about a candidate who promised to lower taxes if he were elected. As soon as he took office, he raised taxes. When he was challenged by the people about his unkept promise, he actually admitted that he had lied. The naïve electorate thought that was quite a genuine confession, and promptly decided that he was the most honest politician they had ever met. We are a gullible people indeed.

Many books have been published on the subject of business ethics. While there are a great many laws and nuances to this theme, at the end of the day, the acid test of business ethics is, “Did you keep your word?” Did you carry out your commitments, or did you duck and dive around them? It makes no difference how other companies are behaving. It matters little whether our competitors are corrupt. We must honor our promises, and that is the ultimate bottom line.

Whether in our business relationships or in the tzedakah pledges we make to the synagogue or to other charities, our word should be our bond. Even if we are worried about the immediate financial costs, we can be assured that, with the passage of time, the reputation we will acquire by speaking truthfully and keeping our word will more than compensate any short-term losses.

Leave the spin doctoring to the politicians. A Jew’s word should be sacred.

Haftarah for Shabbat Parshiot Matot-Mass’ei During the Three Weeks of Mourning
Jeremiah 2:4–28; 4:1–2

This week’s haftorah is the second of a series of three “haftarot of affliction.” These three haftarot are read during the Three Weeks of mourning for Jerusalem, between the fasts of 17 Tammuz and 9 Av.

The prophet Jeremiah transmits G d’s message to the Jewish people, in strong tones chastising all the sectors of the people, including the leadership, for their abandonment of G d. “What wrong did your forefathers find in Me, that they distanced themselves from Me, and they went after futility and themselves became futile?” He reminds them of the kindness G d did for them, taking them out of Egypt and leading them through the desert and settling them in the Promised Land, yet they repaid kindness with disloyalty. “For My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me, the spring of living waters, [and furthermore, this was in order] to dig for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns that do not hold water.”

G d asks them to view the actions of their neighboring nations, the Kittites and Kedarites, “and see whether there was any such thing, whether a nation exchanged a god, although they are not gods. Yet My nation exchanged their glory for what does not avail.”

Jeremiah then goes on to foretell the suffering the Jewish people will suffer at the hands of their enemies, and also their erstwhile allies: “Your evil will chastise you, and you will be rebuked for your backslidings; and you shall know and see that your forsaking the L rd your G d is evil and bitter.”

The haftorah ends on an encouraging note, assuring the people that if they return to G d with sincerity, they will be restored to their full glory.

Weekly Sermon will take place immediately following the Daily Tanya class, on Erev Shabbat. 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!

SPECIAL WISHES

Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to to Justine Tubis, Eric Mintz, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to Julie and Jon Rozansky and all of those celebrating anniversaries this week!

WE REMEMBER Matilda Litman, Joseph Levin, Max Hyman, Cantor Meyer Olkenitzky, Maxine Wollman, Arpad Jellinek, Madeline Nejathaim, and all of those whose Yarzeit is observed this week.

May Rabbi Shmuel HaKohen Rodal, 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:

July 30: Ilyse Loven,Mintz Family, Len Hyman Sponsors

August 6: Alter Family Sponsors

August 13: Sponsors Needed

August 20: Francheska Gelbart Sponsor

Sponsors Needed August and September!

 
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 -(Tuesdays)

Join Nechama in person   or on zoom from 7-9pm. 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. July Start Date!

Coastal Gan - Coming Soon!

 

Summer Break for the Following:

Coastal Hebrew School

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

Rosh Chodesh Coastal Women's Society

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.

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Volume 23 Number 45 | 15 Tammuz, 5782 | July 14, 2022

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 23 Number 45 | 15 Tammuz, 5782 | July 14, 2022

 
B"H

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad - Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES AT 7:41 PM – Friday, July 15, ‘22
SHABBAT ENDS 8:40 PM  -  Saturday, July 16, ‘22

MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

Dear Friends,

This Shabbat is the 17th of Tammuz, which, had it been on any other day of the week, would be a day of fasting to commemorate the walls of Jerusalem being breached in preparation for the destruction of the Holy Temple. Because it's Shabbat, the fast is postponed to Sunday, the 18th of Tammuz.

Since the purpose of fasting is not just the mourning aspect, but also the call for prayer and repentance, this year that is accomplished through celebrating Shabbat is the most joyous way possible. Not only may we not mourn on Shabbat, but we must go out of our way to avoid any semblance of mourning. So this Shabbat must be even more joyous and celebratory than any other week.

And we also pray that since the fast day is already being postponed, may it be permanently suspended with the arrival of Moshiach before the fast even begins.

Shabbat shalom,

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

 

We Are Here for YOU, and We Are Asking for YOUR Support – New Membership

Dear Friends,

Do you enjoy the services we offer, the classes we conduct, the educational opportunities we make available for your children, the social programming we host, the educational materials and Jewish Art Calendar we distribute, the soup and Challah we provide, the counseling we make available, or the pastoral services we offer? 

Does it make you feel good knowing we are always here for you? Are you happy that we provide all of the above to anyone who needs our help and regardless of their level of observance or ability to pay?

We strive to serve as a house of goodness and kindness. 

It is YOU that makes this possible through your generous support.

Please, this year, ‘make it official’, and become a supporting member of this precious enterprise, of OUR precious enterprise. 

Becoming a member means that you make a monthly financial commitment. The income generated through membership donations is what fuels everything we do. Our members are our partners and ‘own a share’ of every Mitzvah we do. Membership donations are also tax-deductible.

Please follow this link and join the family! www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/Membership 

THANK YOU and G-d bless!
Gratefully,
The Coastal Chabads Team

5783 Jewish Art Calendar

We are proud to offer a gorgeous Jewish Art Calendar (JAC) each year that is distributed free of charge to everyone on our mailing list as well as those who request it. Our JAC not only has tasteful art with Jewish themes and tons of educational material about Jewish holidays, it is also customized for our community and includes YOUR personal dates and occasions, as well as local businesses. 

We are gathering dedications, business ads, and personal greetings (birthdays, anniversaries, Yarzeits etc.) through the end of July. 

Please follow the link to participate: www.chabadatlacosta.com/artcalendar

Fast Day THIS Sunday – 17th of Tammuz

The 17th of Tammuz is a fast day for numerous reasons, most prominently the outer walls of Jerusalem were breached by the Romans, which led to the destruction of the Holy Temple three weeks later. This three week period is called the Three Weeks of Mourning, during which we do not buy new clothes, listen to music, and get married. The Three Weeks culminates with Tisha B’Av, the 9th of Av, the saddest day of the Jewish calendar, which is a 25 hour fast.
The fast this Sunday begins at 4:20am and ends at 8:26pm. Fasting is very important, as it awakens our souls and stirs our conscience. Many people also make sure to give extra Tzedakah on fast days, as part of the Teshuvah (repentance) process. 
Minyan on Sunday begins at 8:30am and will include a Torah reading. Please join us.  

Minyan Needed Wednesday at 7:30pm

A Minyan is needed this coming Wednesday evening so Kaddish can recited for a Yarzeit. If you are able to help with this tremendous Mitzvah please respond to this message. Thank you and G-d bless!

NO BBQ Bounty This Sunday (Fast Day)

No BBQ Bounty this Sunday due to the fast day, the 17th of Tammuz. 

BBQ Bounty is from 5-8pm on Sunday with all of the favorites you have come to expect. Pre-paid reservations are appreciated and are the best value. www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/BBQRSVP

Dinner with a View (aka Grab and Go) Continues This Week

This year we are also offering Dinner with a View with several delicious menus to choose from. You can eat here or take it to go. Food must be pre-ordered and is available after 5pm. Click here to order

Kiddush Sponsor(s)

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by the Rossenfelds in honor of Avi’s father’s Yarzeit. 
Everyone is invited and encouraged to participate in our weekly Shabbat meal together.

An Important Note about Kiddushes –

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

There is no such thing as an exclusive Kiddush sponsor. 

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

We thank you for your support and understanding! 

NO Friday Night Services This Week

No Friday Night Service in La Costa or Encinitas.

Keep Your Eyes On Your Mailbox – Important Info Coming

We will be mailing our Annual Membership / Calendar information out in the near future. Please be sure to respond as soon as possible when you receive your information. If you are not on our regular (‘snail mail’) list, please respond to this message with your mailing address. 

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

A Word of Torah
Living with the Times

Parshat Balak - Alone but not Lonely
Taken from Chabad.org
Based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
From Rabbi Yossi GOldman

Isn’t it incredible how King Solomon’s ancient words “There is nothing new under the sun”1 still hold true? I find it absolutely fascinating that statements in this week’s Torah reading still hold true over 3,000 years later.
It’s the story of Balaam, the powerful heathen prophet who attempts to curse our ancestors at the behest of King Balak of Moab.2 But, try as he might, Balaam’s attempts fail dismally. G d is clearly controlling him, and against his own wishes, he blesses the people instead of cursing them. Balak is exasperated, Balaam is frustrated, and he returns home a failure.
You may not be aware that it was Balaam who coined the phrase ma tovu ohalecha Yaakov, mishkenotecha Yisrael - “How good are your tents, Jacob; your dwellings, Israel,3 a line that has made it into our Siddur and is one of our most well-known synagogue prayers.
Let me focus here on another of Balaam’s memorable words. The prophet describes Israel as am levadad yishkon, “a nation that dwells alone.”4 The commentaries offer a variety of interpretations to this expression. Some say it refers to this world, while others suggest it means the World to Come. Regardless, they seem to agree that it is intended as a blessing, rather than a curse.
So, it appears that alone does not necessarily mean lonely. Thus, alone may be understood as distinctive, exceptional, and unique.
And yet, there’s no getting away from the simple meaning of the word. In my thesaurus, alone calls up the words lonely and lonesome. Indeed, the Jewish people have been very much alone throughout history, and that hasn’t changed. It was true in Balaam’s day, and it remains true today. “There is nothing new under the sun.”
In March 1972, when former Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin was Israel’s Ambassador to Washington, he received a request from then President of Israel Zalman Shazar to convey the blessings of the President and Israeli government to the Rebbe on the occasion of his 70th birthday. Rabin spent a considerable amount of time with the Rebbe and later recounted their conversation.
The Rebbe asked Rabin if he did not feel alone as the Ambassador of Israel among the 120 countries represented in Washington. Rabin said it was an honor for him, even if he did feel lonely at times.
“We have to realize the uniqueness of the Jewish nation,” said the Rebbe, and quoted the above Torah verse describing Israel as "a people that dwells alone." He asked Rabin whether it is by our own choice or by outside forces that Israel dwells alone among the other nations of the world. Is it a blessing or a curse? Is it something we embrace willingly, or is our rejection by the nations something which we must accept against our wishes? In short, is being alone a positive or a negative?
As their conversation continued, the Rebbe answered his own question.
“Being alone is both our own choice and forced on us by the nations of the world. On the one hand, we choose to hold fast to the Torah, our faith and traditions. This has preserved our uniqueness through millennia of persecution and wandering. Through the Inquisitions, expulsions, pogroms, and most of all, the Holocaust.
“On the other hand, external pressures have strengthened the core of Jewish belief and our loyalty to our traditions. In instances where a Jew may have been embarrassed by his Judaism and tried to hide it, there were external elements that forced his Judaism upon him, and this, too, prevented assimilation. So, it is a combination of both - choice and force - which has kept us alone among the nations - a combination of positive and negative.”
Rabin shared with the Rebbe that even the Russians had a begrudging respect for Israel. “The Russian ambassador once told me, ‘You are a small country, but you are a proud country.’”
As I have written elsewhere, while antisemitism is a terrible negative, it also has some positive consequences. Interestingly, philosophers who may themselves have been antisemites, have argued cogently that antisemitism has been good for the Jews and helped us retain our Jewish identity, rather than assimilating ourselves out of existence.
A few years ago, we had a guest speaker at our shul, Rami Sherman, one of the heroic commanders of the 1976 Entebbe hostage rescue. What that experience did for him spiritually, he shared: “I left an Israeli and I came back a Jew.”
I think of a number of young security volunteers who stand outside our shul on Shabbat or holidays, sometimes in inclement weather, to protect those of us inside. Some of these young men and women have never been seen inside the synagogue. What prompts them to offer their time and effort to the shul community is their Jewish pride and zealous commitment to protect us from our enemies. They may not be religious in practice, but they bristle at antisemitism and put themselves on the line to defend their people. Ironically, antisemitism has bolstered their Jewish identity.
Yes, even today Israel dwells pretty much alone. Sometimes even our friends aren’t as supportive as they could be. We know that we stand alone. And, especially in the UN, it can be very lonely.
On November 10, 1975, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution determining that “Zionism is a form of racism.” Some years later, when he visited Johannesburg, I had occasion to interview the late Chaim Herzog, former president of Israel who was Israel’s Ambassador to the UN at the time of that infamous resolution.
I asked him how he felt representing Israel during that dreadful time. He said it made him terribly angry, but also very proud. Responding to the UN resolution, he ended a brilliant speech with these words: “For us, the Jewish people, this resolution based on hatred, falsehood, and arrogance, is devoid of any moral or legal value. For us, the Jewish people, this is no more than a piece of paper and we shall treat it as such.” He then tore the resolution in half.
The resolution was revoked by the United Nations in 1991.
Yes, we may be alone. But we are distinctive in our Jewish pride, and even in our defiance when necessary.
We have nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to be prouder of than our distinctive Jewish values and way of life. We may be alone among the nations, but we are not at all alone, for G d is with us, protecting us and guiding our destiny.
May we all realize that “a people that dwells alone” is not a curse, but a most beautiful blessing.

Haftarah for Shabbat Parshat Balak 

Micah 5:6-6:8.
This week's haftorah makes mention of the incident of Balak the king of Moab hiring the sorcerer Balaam to curse the Jewish people — the main topic of this week's Torah reading.
The prophet Micah prophesies about what will occur after the war of Gog and Magog, the war which precedes the coming of the Messiah and the Final Redemption.
"And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples — like dew sent by G d, like torrents of rain upon vegetation that does not hope for any man and does not wait for the sons of men." The prophet describes how G d will remove the idols and sorcerers and how He will destroy the Jews' enemies.
The prophet Micah then goes on to rebuke the Jewish people for not observing G d's commandments, calling as witness the "mountains and hills" — a reference to the Patriarchs and Matriarchs — and reminding them of the great things G d had done for them. He took them out of Egypt and replaced the curses that Balaam son of Beor wanted to utter against them with blessings.
The Jewish people respond by saying that they do not know how to serve G d and ask for guidance. The prophet reminds them of the Torah, and that all they need to do is contained within it: "He has told you, O man, what is good, and what G d demands of you: but to do justice, love kindness, and walk discreetly with your G d."

Weekly Sermon will take place immediately following the Daily Tanya class, on Erev Shabbat. 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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SPECIAL WISHES

Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to to Cindy Mintz, Monica Jellinek, Armand Rack, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Dora Benbassat, George Hale, Robert Turtle, Jacques Van Dam, Len Sekela, Rina Avias, Sol Katz, Marcus Mintz, 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:

July 16: Rossenfeld Family Sponsors

July 23: Miriam Reisman Sponsors

July 30: Ilyse Loven, Mintz Family Sponsors

August: Sponsors Needed all August and September!

 
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 -(Tuesdays)

Join Nechama in person   or on zoom from 7-9pm. 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. July Start Date!

Coastal Gan - Coming Soon!

 

Summer Break for the Following:

Coastal Hebrew School

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

Rosh Chodesh Coastal Women's Society

C-Teen Events

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

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 Neal Sperling Business Development

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

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Pammy's Pony Parties and Petting Zoos

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

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Healthy Haven Live Radio Show with Anna Mintz

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Volume 23 Number 44 | 8 Tammuz, 5782 | July 7, 2022

 

Volume 23 Number 43 | 2 Tammuz, 5782 | July 1, 2022

 

Chabad Weekly Update

Volume 23 Number 43 | 2 Tammuz, 5782 | July 1, 2022

 
B"H

CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES
Carlsbad - Encinitas

LIGHT CANDLES AT 7:44 PM – Friday, July 1, ‘22
SHABBAT ENDS 8:45 PM  -  Saturday, July 2, ‘22

MESSAGE FROM THE RABBI
 

Dear Friends,

The Rebbe's yahrzeit, observed this Shabbat, the 3rd of Tammuz, is an opportunity to reflect on how the Rebbe influenced our lives and the world as a whole.

A large focus of the Rebbe's work was the individual. Of course, community building is important, especially in the wake of the Holocaust when so many Jewish communities were utterly wiped out. But the Rebbe emphasized that the only way to truly rebuild the Jewish world is by uplifting the individual.

The world, the Rebbe said, is made up of individuals. Without each and every one of us there would be no collective. So when it comes to building a community, the Rebbe always encouraged us to start with one person, and go from there.

Let’s honor the Rebbe through action. Start small. We all have someone we can reach out to. Do an additional mitzvah. Light Shabbat candles, put on tefillin, give tzedakah or learn an extra page of Torah, and encourage someone else to do the same.

We look forward to being reunited with the Rebbe, with the coming of Moshiach - may it be today!

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

In honor of Gimmel Tammuz, the Rebbe’s Yarzeit, we will be offering a full schedule this weekend. Rabbi Dovi Gorelik, world-famous Chazan, will be leading services. There will be communal meals offered (reservations required). Please note that there is no charge for community members to partake in the meals due to a generous, anonymous sponsor. However, as always, donations are gratefully accepted and additional cosponsors are always encouraged and appreciated. Simply reply to this email if you plan to join us. 
We hope to see you! 
Friday Afternoon (Mincha) Services: 7:30pm
Communal Candle-lighting: 7:44pm
Friday Night Services: 7:45pm
Communal Dinner: 8pm
Shabbat Morning Services: 10am
Kiddush Luncheon / Farbrengen (Chasidic Gathering): 1pm
Please let us know if you plan to attend. 
 

BBQ Bounty THIS Sunday & 4th of July Celebration this Monday

BBQ Bounty is from 5-8pm on Sunday with all of the favorites you have come to expect. Pre-paid reservations are appreciated and are the best value. www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/BBQRSVP

We have the ‘world’s best’ 4th of July celebration with a great view of the fireworks show over the Bataquitos Lagoon! We expect a full house – so prepaid reservations are required. This year we will also have the incomparable Shalom Sherman performing live for everyone’s enjoyment.

www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/BBQ

Dinner with a View (aka Grab and Go) Continues This Week

Our amazing BBQ Bounty Season begins THIS Sunday from 5pm – 8pm! Please join us for the delicious food and wonderful experience we all share together. This year we are also offering Dinner with a View with several delicious menus to choose from. You can eat here or take it to go.

www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/BBQRSVP 

Kiddush Sponsor(s)

This week we have an anonymous Kiddush sponsor. The Kiddush is being cosponsored by the Eilforts in honor of Gimmel Tammuz, the Rebbe’s Yarzeit.

Friday Night Services This Week

Services at Chabad at La Costa at 7:30PM

Keep Your Eyes On Your Mailbox – Important Info Coming

We will be mailing our Annual Membership / Calendar information out in the near future. Please be sure to respond as soon as possible when you receive your information. If you are not on our regular (‘snail mail’) list, please respond to this message with your mailing address. 

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

A Word of Torah
Living with the Times

Parshat Korach - Everyone is Holy
Taken from Chabad.org
Based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe

Despite all the drama of a world in turmoil, I sometimes get the feeling that we live in a boring world. Everyone is so politically correct. G d forbid, we should say what we really think!

Recently, I attended a dinner for a local organization and the entertainer was a comedian. He got up and told the audience that the rabbi had called him and made him promise he wouldn't use any risque material. Then, another committee member reminded him not to be racist or anti-religious or gender discriminatory. A third made him promise not to offend any minority groups. Having been duly stripped of every opportunity for satire, the comedian just said, "Ladies and gentlemen, good night," and walked off the stage.

The argument of Korach, the mutineer in this week's Torah reading, smacks of such inane political correctness. Korach accuses Moses and Aaron of nepotism, of grabbing positions of power for themselves. In doing so, he insists that "The entire community is holy. Why do you exalt yourselves over the congregation of G d?"

In fact, the very same argument could be used against Jews in general. "Who do you think you are? Chosen People! Aren't all men created equal?"

The fact is that Jews are different. Ask any anti-Semite and he'll confirm it. The blatant hypocrisy of the nations of the world and the international media in constantly holding Israel to a higher standard of morality than it does its Arab neighbors only reaffirms that Jews generally do adhere to a value system that is distinctive and unique.

Indeed, we do.

The Chosen People concept means greater responsibility, not privilege. Rather from making them pompous and condescending about it, it has molded Jews into the most sensitive, humane nation on earth. And that is precisely why if we do occasionally veer from those principles, it is such an aberration that it is considered front page news.

Our belief in and respect of the inherent worth of every human being does not contradict our conviction that Judaism is unique. Does not every single religion maintain that its path is the correct one? Almost all, besides Judaism, actively evangelize to graciously save the lost souls of other faiths. We Jews do not seek converts because we believe that "the righteous of all nations have a share in the world to come" and they don't need to become Jews to get a slice of paradise.

Some years ago the University of Cape Town was considering building a student religious facility which would unite all three major faiths in one house of worship. It was to service Muslims, Christians and Jews in a combined Mosque-Church-Synagogue to be known as a "MosChuraGogue."

I was asked by a local newspaper what I thought of the idea. My answer was that the mistaken presumption in the founders' thinking was that three separate faiths could not possibly get along. There was therefore a need to combine them into one composite. The fact is that we are each distinct with our own set of beliefs and practices but there is no good reason why each specific faith should not respect the other. Why must we suppress individuality to achieve harmony?

My saintly mentor, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, whose 10th yahrtzeit will be observed next week, thus explained the midrashic account of Korach's rebellion. Korach gathered his men and they donned garments made of the t'chelet (blue wool) used for the tzitzit, the fringes a Jew is commanded to tie on the corners of a four-cornered garment. "Does a garment made wholly of t'chelet still require tzitzit?" they challenged Moses. Moses answered in the affirmative and they laughed and mocked him. "If one strand of t'chelet exempts an entire garment, does not a whole garment of t'chelet exempt itself?"

Said the Rebbe, this was precisely the argument of Korach. The entire "garment," i.e. the entire congregation, is holy. We are all t'chelet, holy wool. There is no need for distinctions between us. Why do you, Moses and Aaron, appoint yourselves leaders and exalt yourselves over us?

The fact is, however, that distinctions are a necessary reality of life. While we don't look to create divisions between people, not everybody is a doctor. Imagine if every fellow who felt like playing physician would hang up a sign outside his house and start dispensing medicine! We'd have a very sick society.

The Rebbe was a great humanitarian. He was concerned about every nation and every single individual — Jew or Gentile — and tried to make a difference to the broader society, as evidenced by his efforts for a sacred "moment of silence" in American public schools and his emphasis on education for all. Simultaneously, he was adamant that Israel needs to be uncompromising in its territorial strategy to safeguard the security of its citizens.

Humanitarianism need not mean blurring all the lines. Imagine, John Lennon's peace song where there are no more religions, is not only impractical and anarchic, it is a denial of truth. We don't all have to be the same to get along.

Within our own people, some are "Kohanim," others "Levites" while most of us belong to the rest of the tribes of Israel. There are doctors and lawyers, priests and prophets. The challenge of those who hold legitimate, genuine high office is to keep the distinctions from disintegrating into divisiveness.

Haftarah for Shabbat Parshat Korach
I Samuel 11:14-12:22.

The prophet Samuel (a descendant of Korach, the protagonist of this week's Torah portion) gathers the Jews to firmly install Saul as king of Israel. During the course of his address to the Jews he called out, "Here I am; bear witness against me before G d and before His anointed; whose ox did I take, or whose donkey did I take, or whom did I rob; or whom did I oppress, or from whose hand did I take a bribe..." This echoes Moses' statement in this week's Torah reading: "I have not taken a donkey from a single one of them, and I have not harmed a single one of them."
The nation gathers at Gilgal for a second coronation of King Saul—the first one having lacked a convincing consensus. They offer sacrifices and rejoice together. The prophet Samuel then delivers a talk: he asks the people to testify that he never committed crimes against the people, and they confirm. He discusses how G d saved and aided them every step of the way and chastises them for wanting a flesh and blood king. He assures them that G d will be with them if they follow in His ways, and of the consequences they will face if they do not follow G d's word.
To underscore the seriousness of his words, Samuel asks G d to send a thunderstorm, although it was not the rainy season. The Jewish people got the message and asked Samuel to intercede on their behalf and to have the thunderstorm cease. The haftorah ends with a reassurance: "For G d will not forsake His people for His great name's sake; for G d has sworn to make you a people for Himself."

Weekly Sermon will take place immediately following the Daily Tanya class, on Erev Shabbat. 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!

SPECIAL WISHES

Condolences | Birthdays | Anniversaries | Yarzeits

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to to Angela Chapman, Rosalba Buenaventura, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Mordechai Nahmani, Seymour Spinner, Annabelle Rappaport, Sidney Weksler, Erna Esther Berliner, Jacob Weill 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:

July 2: Anonymous Sponsors

July 9: Kayla Sabatini, Herschel Stern Sponsors

July 16: Rossenfeld Family Sponsors

July 23: Miriam Reisman Sponsors

July 30: Ilyse Loven, Mintz Family Sponsors

 
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 -(Tuesdays)

Join Nechama in person   or on zoom from 7-9pm. 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. July Start Date!

Coastal Gan - Coming Soon!

 

Summer Break for the Following:

Coastal Hebrew School

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

Rosh Chodesh Coastal Women's Society

C-Teen Events

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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.