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Chabad Weekly Update - Simchat Torah Edition


Chabad at La Costa• Email: RabbiE@ChabadatLaCosta.com• Phone: 760-943-8891 • www.ChabadatLaCosta.com

B"H

Message from the Rabbi

 

Did you know that there are soles in heaven? Nope, that was not a typo. Soles from shoes. You see, we are about to celebrate Simchat Torah, a day when we dance with the Torah scrolls. Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov taught that on Simchat Torah morning the angel Michael and his cadre of angels collect the torn soles and scuffed shoes from last night’s dancing, and they make them into a crown for G d.

On Simchat Torah it is not about who achieved more in his study, or even who devoted more time to learning Torah. It is a time to celebrate—celebrate the Torah and the special bond that it creates between us and G d. As the Kabbalists teach, there are three things that are tied one to another: Torah, Israel and G d.

So pull out your dancing shoes and celebrate with G d. He is waiting to have this dance with you!

 

Rabbi Eilfort

 


  Volume 20 Number 3, 19th of Tishrei 5779, September 28th '18

Chabad Weekly Update - Simchat Torah Edition

Important Minyan Needed Sunday at 8:30am

Sunday is Hoshanah Rabbah, a day of special significance when a divine judgment takes place. It is VERY important to have a Minyan (which lasts about 90 minutes). If you are able to help with this tremendous Mitzvah please respond to this message as soon as possible. Thank you in advance and G-d bless!

Exciting Announcement

This year’s High Holiday services were truly uplifting as we enjoyed wonderful crowds including many new participants from our area (not to mention plenty of out of town guests). During services the shul’s president, Mr. Len Hyman, made an exciting announcement, which the Rabbi further elaborated upon.

When we were in the midst of building, which was completed three years ago, we took a five-year, $300,000 construction loan. Thank G-d, and many wonderful donors, we have managed to pay down our mortgage to about $50,000. We have been informed by our lender, the Meromim Chul Foundation, that the final $25,000 will be donated back if we can raise $25,000 at this time. That means that every donation towards the ‘Burn our Mortgage’ campaign will be matched dollar for dollar.

We must act now!

Thankfully, we received numerous generous pledges towards this aim on Yom Kippur, but we still must collect those pledges and more to meet our goal.

Will you help?

Mr. Hyman explained that we must be financially self-sufficient and that every dollar raised here is used here.

We are almost there!

Please respond generously to this tremendous opportunity to literally double the impact of every dollar you give. Donate securely online by following this link:

www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate

Be sure to mention in the note that the donation is for the ‘Burn the Mortgage’ campaign!  

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Shabbat Kiddush is sponsored by Channah Hale and Arnold Tubis in honor of several Yarzeits including: David Glovsky, Doris Seigal Bornstein, and Rose Tubis.

The Kiddushes for Shimini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are sponsored by the Alter Family and Rabbi and Mrs Yossi and Muka Rodal.

Please join us.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to join us for this enjoyable and delicious gathering.  

Kiddush Sponsorship

The Beauty of Our Kiddush

Every week following services we enjoy a beautiful Kiddush luncheon together. Such an amazing Kiddush doesn’t create itself. Thank G-d, we have a dedicated Kiddush crew, led by Naomi Alter and including Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, the Rebbetzin, and several others, who make our Kiddush into something beautiful and enjoyable. But it takes more than willing hands to make the food. It also takes generous souls to sponsor the food. Without a sponsor the cost must come out of our operating budget, which is already stretched thin as it is.

If you have been a beneficiary of the Kiddush and haven’t sponsored it for a while please step forward now. Even if you have recently sponsored and kind find it in your heart to sponsor it again we need you. Kiddush sponsorship starts at $180. But if you want something a bit more lavish with more variety you can add to that amount, and it is all, very much, appreciated. It is also a very big blessing that you have facilitated ‘Oneg Shabbat’ (the enjoyment of Shabbos) for the entire congregation! Our Shabbat prayers describe the special blessings achieved by such generosity!

Thank you and G-d bless!

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Looking Ahead…

Sukkot – The Time of Our Joy & Shmini Atzeret & Simchat Torah

This coming week we kick the celebrations into an even higher gear as we celebrate Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, where we dance with unlimited joy with our Torah Scrolls. The Perez family has again stepped forward to sponsor this amazing event and the banquet that follows the dancing. There is no charge to attend and these are the types of memories that children and adults will hold onto for a lifetime.

Please see our flier and full schedule below.

Simchat Torah Banquet – THIS MONDAY NIGHT

Our annual Simchat Torah Banquet, sponsored by Elias and Rachel Perez, is unequalled in its joyousness and splendor. Make sure to save the date so you can join us on Monday, October 1stat 7pm as we dance with the Torahs, enjoy a delicious feast, and say LeChaim to each other! There is never a charge to attend, and in fact, we are asking all of you, our friends, to invite your friends to join us as well!

Adult Education Academy

Classes Galore

We are excited to announce a full Adult Education lineup for the Fall. Please see the enclosed calendar for the schedule. Below you will find a brief summary of our many offerings.

Happiness 101 with Rabbi Rodal – Come explore the secrets explained in Kabbalah and Chasidic Philosophy in achieving true happiness and fulfillment on an ongoing basis. No Charge

Basic Hebrew Reading with Rabbi Yossi will have you reading Hebrew in no time! Basic explanations and translation of Hebrew included. No Charge

JLI: Wrestling with Faith , taught by Rabbi & Mrs Eilfort is the next installment of our acclaimed Jewish Learning Institute. This six-week course will tackle some of the most difficult challenges facing those who want to believe.

Torah Portion with Rabbi Eilfort is the ideal time to familiarize yourself with the weekly portion. Commentaries abound and discussions often go deep. No Charge

Introduction to Judaism with Rabbi Elia is a great opportunity to learn many of the whys & wherefores of our faith. Learn what Jews actually believe. No Charge

Shabbat SD Comes to North County

The weekend of Friday Oct. 26th – Sunday, Oct. 28th has been designated Shabbat SD weekend. Join us as we offer a series of events to celebrate Shabbat, and the central role it plays in Jewish Life. Friday night we are offering two places to enjoy a traditional meal; in La Costa, with Rabbi Eilfort and in Encinitas with Rabbi Elia. There is NO CHARGE to attend, however, donations are gratefully accepted and sponsors are currently being sought. On Saturday we will have a special Kiddush luncheon and the Rabbi will discuss the brilliance and beauty of Shabbat.

On Sunday we will have a very special Glow Zone Havdalah Party   Join us for a Family Havdalah Glow Party! Craft your own spice sachet and braided candle. Snacks provided. Free admission for all to the Havdalah Workshop. Purchase discounted passes to Glow Zone at $13 for 1 hour of unlimited attractions limited to the first 50 participants.  


Online waiver for Glowzone (fill ahead of time) https://glowzonevista.pfestore.com/waiver/

Doris Markus

Rosh Chodesh Gathering

All women are invited to participate in the monthly Rosh Chodesh gathering. This month’s event is titled ‘The Power of Women’ and will explore the spiritual connection to the moon. Moon lanterns will be made. The class will meet at 7pm on Tuesday, October 9th. Please contact the shul for further info and to reserve.

Sukkot Schedule

 

Shabbat Chol Hamoed

 

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Friday, Sept. 28, 2018

Light Shabbat Candles at 6:19 pm

 

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Shabbat Ends at 7:13 pm

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Hoshana Rabbah

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Sunday, Sept. 30 2018

Morning Services: 8:30 am

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SHEMINI ATZERET & SIMCHAT TORAH

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Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018

Light Candles at 6:17 pm

Evening Services: 6:00 pm

Followed by Kiddush & Hakafot

 

Monday, Oct. 1, 2018

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Yizkor Memorial Service: 12:00 pm

Evening Services: 7:00 pm

Followed by Grand Banquet & Hakafot

Light Candles* after 7:01 pm

 

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Followed by Kiddush & Hakafot

Holiday Ends at 7:09 pm

 

* Light only from a pre-existing flame

*The Chabad Sukkah is available to those who wish to eat in a kosher sukkah during the holiday.

New Membership Year: Time to Sign Up

Please note that our membership year ended on June 30th. If you made the commitment to be a member in the past year but have not yet paid your membership dues please come current immediately. You may contact the office to find out the status of your account or write to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Also, please note that the Chabad at La Costa Membership year began on July 1st. We are asking that all of our friends and supporters fill out and return the enclosed Membership Application Form as soon as possible.

We rely on Membership as the single most important source of revenue for our Jewish Center. If our shul has helped you or if you believe in what we are doing, please “make it official,” and become a Member.

Remember, “Membership has its privileges!” Those who are already Members please accept our most sincere appreciation, and please send in your forms. There is no charge for members to attend High Holiday Services.

Dear Friends,

How do we teach our children, keep the lights on, hold services, give classes, share counsel, host guests, visit the sick, provide meals, and help the needy?

We are able to do these things by virtue of your support.

Can we count on you now, as we begin a new year?

We are asking our friends to please make a financial commitment to our Jewish Center, which serves as our spiritual home and sanctuary.

Can you pledge $50 per month, $100 per month, *$150 per month, $180 per month, or some other amount? The calculation is really quite simple; the more financial assistance you are able to provide the more services we can provide. It is important to note that we have no outside sources of revenue – we must befinancially self-sufficient.

On the reverse of this page you will find our yearly commitment form. Consider an opportunity to invest in your Jewish home and the future of Judaism. You don’t have to wait to mail back your response. You can, right now, log onto our secure website and make a monthly commitment to our spiritual home for the present and future.

Please be as generous as you can!

May you and your family be inscribed and sealed in the Book of Life!

Sincerely,

Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort

PS Those who make a monthly commitment of at least $150 or a yearly commitment of at least $1,800 will be part of our newly forming ‘Chai Club’. There will be quarterly special events, like gourmet meals, a special display and other ‘perks’ to acknowledge our Chai Club members.

Hebrew School & C-Kids

Growing Stronger

Coastal Hebrew School takes place in our newly renovated space.  7740-E El Camino Real, Carlsbad (storefront location).

This month, on Sunday, October 21st, our C-Kids will hold a Birthday Bash for the ages! Our Club members will party like it’s their birthday, as they learn all about the birthday they never knew that they had; their Jewish birthday. Participants will create their own Hebrew Art Calendar, decorate a framed certificate of their special day, and take home their very own Birthday Box. And then, to top it all off, they will be able to team up with a friend for some Birthday-Pie in the Face trivia games! Yum!

The Ultimate Birthday Bash is made possible by CKids Club—an initiative that inspires children to create meaningful impact in their communities through fun and educational programs that explore the richness of Judaism.

Designed for ages 5-13, the event will be held on October 21stfrom 10 am to Noon.

To unleash your child’s thirst for Jewish learning while having fun please check out www.JewishEncinitas.com/CKids.

Hebrew School Registration

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! OurSunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Our students want to be here!

Hebrew school is scheduled to begin on Sunday, September 2nd. Classes will continue to take place at our newly renovated Educational Annex, 7740-E El Camino Real. Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Chaya Eilfort for info at info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or log onto CoastalHebrewSchool.com.

Work with Me! A New Way for New Parents to Get Work Done

We are excited to announce the opening of Work with Me! Conceived of and designed by our own Rebbetzin Chaya Eilfort with assistance from Rabbi Elia Eilfort and Rebbetzin Nechama Eilfort, Work with Me is a place where parents with little ones can go to get work done.

We have completely refurbished and updated our Educational Annex, 7740-E El Camino Real, making it into a space where ‘stay-at-home’ working parents can share space with others in like circumstances. What makes our space special is the assistance we will offer with the little ones.

The plan includes having several designated private desks, a long bar counter table facing the wall, and a high-rise sit/stand table in the middle of the space. There will also be a couple of cozy work nooks, a nursing lounge, a restroom with changing table, a printer/copier, access to a refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee machine, and Wifi.

The area for the children will feature a baby zone, a soft play climbing area with ball pit and slide, a quiet reading corner, a train table, manipulative toy zone, and an art zone. We also hope to incorporate a chalk wall, a magnet wall, and a Lego wall.

Regarding pricing there will be hourly, daily, and monthly plans available, affording the customer maximum flexibility. This will enable her to just drop in, stay for a day, or using this space as her regular work space.

To get a better idea check out www.TheWorkWithMe.com.

Haftarah Overview

By Gabbai Harold Reisman

 

Shabbat Chol Ha’Moed Sukkot

Ezekiel  38:17-39:16

A central theme of the Haftorah can be found in v. 38:23, "I will be magnified, sanctified, and known in the eyes of many nations, and they will know that I am the Lord." In the vision of Ezekiel, these events preclude the penultimate act in the redemption performed by Hashem. In Chazal, Gog ceased being king of a nation called Magog; instead both figures are forces of nations that will conduct joint operations against Israel. Gog and Magog are a combined type of anti-Moshiach. In the end, there is a final and total destruction of the enemies and complete victory of Hashem. 

Sukkot is a festival of joy and rejoicing; it is fitting that we read of the final devastation of the enemies of Hashem and Israel. The defeat of the great enemies of Hashem is a sanctification of the Name and so Ezekiel relates the event to Sukkot when all the world recognizes Hashem as King.

Shmini Atzeret

I Kings  8:54-9:1

This Haftarah is read only outside Israel. The day is called "Atzeret" or convocation assembly. "Atzeret" means the obligation to pause or stop in a holy place and serve Hashem with prayer and study. In this way, prayer, study and mitzvot permeate the rejoicing. Other examples called "atzeret" are the seventh day of Pesach as well as Shavuot. The essence of the Haftarah is the prayer of King Solomon on behalf of the people just before they left for home. The prayer has no material requests but only gives thanks for the many kindnesses of Hashem along with the hope that the people will continue to observe the ordnances and commandments given them. May we, too, be spiritually uplifted to be able to face the coming year.

Simchat Torah

Joshua  1:1-18

The Haftarah for V'zot Hab'rachah is also read on this holiday. Just as the Haftarah deals with the end of one era and the major transition to another, so Simchat Torah is the end of one annual reading and the start of another cycle. The transition from Moses to Joshua meant a major transition from Hashem's bounty and miracles in the desert. Now, in Israel, the people would have to achieve through material and natural ways. The Haftarah notes "be strong and firm" while Hashem offers His spiritual strength. As we begin the new cycle of Torah readings, we, too, must use what renewed understanding of the past weeks we have learned to set standards in our own lives for appropriate spirituality in the coming year. The message to Joshua refunds every year, especially after experiencing the Days of Awe. Making a true commitment is only the first step. Now we must live what we have learned and absorbed.

Weekly Class Schedule – Classes Resume

Wednesday 6:45pm: Torah Portion of the Week

Wednesday 8pm: Chasidic Philosophy

Thursday 6pm – Judaism 101 with Rabbi Elia in Encinitas

Special Wishes

SPECIAL MAZEL TOV wishes go out to Rabbi and Mrs Yossi and Dassy Eilfort and the entire Eilfort family on the occasion of the Upshernish (3rd birthday and first hair-cutting) of their son Michoel Dovid.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Karen Wexhler, Rabbi Yossi Rodal, Barry Infeld, and Michoel Dovid Eilfort, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Mark Cohen, Dr. Ira Levine, Rudolph Falkenstein, and Colonel Albert Walden, and all of those who have Yarzeit this week.

May Fran Sekela and Roz Mintz be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

 

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

 

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 info@ChabadatLaCosta.comyour request.

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 be your legacy?” 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.

 

 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 RabbiE@ChabadatLaCosta.com to schedule an appointment today.

 

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 at10am 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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School THIS WEEK

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! OurSunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Our students want to be here!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info.Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at  http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website:www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

 

To date more than 450 people have used the Chabad code this past year (2017)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

 

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that has been ‘growing’. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $500 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

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Chabad Weekly Update - Sukkot

Message from the Rabbi
 

This is a busy time of year. There is so much to cram into the few days between Yom Kippur and Sukkot. We build a sukkah, purchase and prepare our lulav and etrog sets, and make sure that everything else is ready for the holiday, which our sages refer to as “the time of our rejoicing.”

What is so joyful about Sukkot? A lot of it had to do with an ancient ritual our ancestors would carry out in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, in which they would pour water onto the altar. The chassidic masters explain that the water celebration signifies a joy caused by a connection to G‑d so deep and so true that, like water, it has no describable taste. And like water, it sustains all life.

So let’s be happy, and bask in the loving embrace of the Sukkah with joy!

 

  Volume 20 Number 2 September 21, 2018 | Tishrei 12, 5779

Chabad Weekly Update

Exciting Announcement

This year’s High Holiday services were truly uplifting as we enjoyed wonderful crowds including many new participants from our area (not to mention plenty of out of town guests). During services the shul’s president, Mr. Len Hyman, made an exciting announcement, which the Rabbi further elaborated upon.

When we were in the midst of building, which was completed three years ago, we took a five-year, $300,000 construction loan. Thank G-d, and many wonderful donors, we have managed to pay down our mortgage to about $50,000. We have been informed by our lender, the Meromim Chul Foundation, that the final $25,000 will be donated back if we can raise $25,000 at this time. That means that every donation towards the ‘Burn our Mortgage’ campaign will be matched dollar for dollar.

We must act now!

Thankfully, we received numerous generous pledges towards this aim on Yom Kippur, but we still must collect those pledges and more to meet our goal.

Will you help?

Mr. Hyman explained that we must be financially self-sufficient and that every dollar raised here is used here.

We are almost there!

Please respond generously to this tremendous opportunity to literally double the impact of every dollar you give. Donate securely online by following this link:

www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate

Be sure to mention in the note that the donation is for the ‘Burn the Mortgage’ campaign! 

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Shabbat Kiddush is sponsored by an anonymous friend of the shul in honor of the incredible High Holiday services.

The Kiddushes on the first two days of the Sukkot are sponsored by the Alter Family in honor of the Yarzeit of Poppy Milton Alter.

Please join us.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to join us for this enjoyable and delicious gathering.  

Kiddush Sponsorship

The Beauty of Our Kiddush

Every week following services we enjoy a beautiful Kiddush luncheon together. Such an amazing Kiddush doesn’t create itself. Thank G-d, we have a dedicated Kiddush crew, led by Naomi Alter and including Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, the Rebbetzin, and several others, who make our Kiddush into something beautiful and enjoyable. But it takes more than willing hands to make the food. It also takes generous souls to sponsor the food. Without a sponsor the cost must come out of our operating budget, which is already stretched thin as it is.

If you have been a beneficiary of the Kiddush and haven’t sponsored it for a while please step forward now. Even if you have recently sponsored and kind find it in your heart to sponsor it again we need you. Kiddush sponsorship starts at $180. But if you want something a bit more lavish with more variety you can add to that amount, and it is all, very much, appreciated. It is also a very big blessing that you have facilitated ‘Oneg Shabbat’ (the enjoyment of Shabbos) for the entire congregation! Our Shabbat prayers describe the special blessings achieved by such generosity!

Thank you and G-d bless!

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Looking Ahead…

Sukkot – The Time of Our Joy

To celebrate Sukkot, known as “The Time of Our Joy” (and we will show you why), we have created a very full schedule filled to overflowing with social events, community meals, and the most uplifting and meaningful services in town!

The holiday begins THIS coming Sunday night, and we will usher it in with style as we have joyous evening services followed by a sumptuous feast in our custom-built Sukkah with a view. Please make your reservations here (add link here). Our Sukkot Under the Stars event has become extremely popular, and for good reason.

On Monday and Tuesday not only will we celebrate with the Lulav and Etrog featured in the services, but we will enjoy lunch together in the Sukkah. We will also be holding our incredible Suktoberfest on Thursday, September 27th. Watch as we turn our Sukkah into a Beer Garden and enjoy the tastes of a traditional Octoberfest celebration.

Next week we kick the celebrations into an even higher gear as we celebrate Shmini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, where we dance with unlimited joy with our Torah Scrolls. The Perez family has again stepped forward to sponsor this amazing event and the banquet that follows the dancing. There is no charge to attend and these are the types of memories that children and adults will hold onto for a lifetime.

Please see our flier and full schedule below:

Sukkot Schedule

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018
Light Candles at 6:26 pm
Evening Services: 6:30 pm
Community Dinner 7pm @Shul

Monday, Sept. 24, 2018
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Evening Services: 7:00 pm
Light Candles* after 7:19 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Holiday Ends at 7:18 pm
 

Suktoberfest

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018
Dinner: 5:00 pm

Shabbat Chol Hamoed

Friday, Sept. 28, 2018
Light Shabbat Candles at 6:19 pm
Evening Services: 6:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Shabbat Ends at 7:13 pm

Hoshana Rabbah

Sunday, Sept. 30 2018
Morning Services: 8:30 am

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SHEMINI ATZERET & SIMCHAT TORAH

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018
Light Candles at 6:17 pm
Evening Services: 6:00 pm
Followed by Kiddush & Hakafot

Monday, Oct. 1, 2018
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Yizkor Memorial Service: 12:00 pm
Evening Services: 7:00 pm
Followed by Grand Banquet & Hakafot
Light Candles* after 7:01 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018
Morning Services: 10:00 am
F
 ollowed by Kiddush & Hakafot
Holiday Ends at 7:09 pm

* Light only from a pre-existing flame

*The Chabad Sukkah is available to those who wish to eat in a kosher sukkah during the holiday.

*If you need help setting up your sukkah we will try to get you some help! Let us know.

Suktoberfest

Join us as we turn our beautiful Sukkah into a Beer Garden celebrating Sukkot and Oktoberfest together. Members $20a $10c Non-Members $25a $12c   Reservations appreciated!  Click Here

New Membership Year: Time to Sign Up

Please note that our membership year ended on June 30th. If you made the commitment to be a member in the past year but have not yet paid your membership dues please come current immediately. You may contact the office to find out the status of your account or write to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Also, please note that the Chabad at La Costa Membership year began on July 1st. We are asking that all of our friends and supporters fill out and return the enclosed Membership Application Form as soon as possible.

We rely on Membership as the single most important source of revenue for our Jewish Center. If our shul has helped you or if you believe in what we are doing, please “make it official,” and become a Member.

Remember, “Membership has its privileges!” Those who are already Members please accept our most sincere appreciation, and please send in your forms. There is no charge for members to attend High Holiday Services.

Dear Friends,

How do we teach our children, keep the lights on, hold services, give classes, share counsel, host guests, visit the sick, provide meals, and help the needy?

We are able to do these things by virtue of your support.

Can we count on you now, as we begin a new year?

We are asking our friends to please make a financial commitment to our Jewish Center, which serves as our spiritual home and sanctuary.

Can you pledge $50 per month, $100 per month, *$150 per month, $180 per month, or some other amount? The calculation is really quite simple; the more financial assistance you are able to provide the more services we can provide. It is important to note that we have no outside sources of revenue – we must be financially self-sufficient.

On the reverse of this page you will find our yearly commitment form. Consider an opportunity to invest in your Jewish home and the future of Judaism. You don’t have to wait to mail back your response. You can, right now, log onto our secure website and make a monthly commitment to our spiritual home for the present and future. www.chabadatlacosta.com/donate

Please be as generous as you can!

May you and your family be inscribed and sealed in the Book of Life!

Sincerely,

Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort

PS Those who make a monthly commitment of at least $150 or a yearly commitment of at least $1,800 will be part of our newly forming ‘Chai Club’. There will be quarterly special events, like gourmet meals, a special display and other ‘perks’ to acknowledge our Chai Club members.

New Center Opening New Couple Joining the Team

Rabbi and Rebbetzin Yossi and Muka Rodal (together with baby Dovid) are joining the team! The Rodals will be moving to North Carlsbad so as to better serve the needs of our people, and find new people, in that area. Their focus will be on youth and senior activities! We are looking for a donation of a car in good working order. Check them out at www.chabadofcarlsbadnorth.com

Hebrew School & C-Kids Resume

Coastal Hebrew School has resumed in our newly renovated space at  7740-E El Camino Real , Carlsbad (our storefront location).

September 23 , Coastal Hebrew School will be hosting its first ever Sukkot Discovery Lab just for kids.

Blending hands-on, STEM-based experiments and creations with the how’s and why’s of this ancient Jewish hut in the desert, the Sukkot Discovery Lab launches a new year of CKids Club events in the heart of North County.

One of the first biblical holidays, Sukkot commemorates the divine protection the Jewish people experienced during their 40-year sojourn in the desert. Thousands of years later, Jews across the world continue to relive this event within the walls of a hand-built sukkah.

Children will gain a new insight into the mysterious qualities of Sukkot through the lens of science. Projects: Cloud Slime. STEM Sukkah-Building. Pop art Simchat Torah Flag!

The Discovery Lab is made possible by CKids Club—an initiative that inspires children to create meaningful impact in their communities through fun and educational programs that explore the richness of Judaism.

Designed for ages 5-13, the event will be held at our educational annex 7740E El Camnio Real on  September 23 from  10 am to Noon.

To unleash your child’s inner ‘mad scientist’, or to learn more information, please check out www.JewishEncinitas.com/CKids .

Hebrew School Registration

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Our students want to be here!

Hebrew school is scheduled to begin on Sunday, September 2nd. Classes will continue to take place at our newly renovated Educational Annex, 7740-E El Camino Real. Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Chaya Eilfort for info at info@ChabadatLaCosta.com , or log onto www.CoastalHebrewSchool.com.

Work with Me! A New Way for New Parents to Get Work Done

We are excited to announce the opening of Work with Me! Conceived of and designed by our own Rebbetzin Chaya Eilfort with assistance from Rabbi Elia Eilfort and Rebbetzin Nechama Eilfort, Work with Me is a place where parents with little ones can go to get work done.

We have completely refurbished and updated our Educational Annex, 7740-E El Camino Real, making it into a space where ‘stay-at-home’ working parents can share space with others in like circumstances. What makes our space special is the assistance we will offer with the little ones.

The plan includes having several designated private desks, a long bar counter table facing the wall, and a high-rise sit/stand table in the middle of the space. There will also be a couple of cozy work nooks, a nursing lounge, a restroom with changing table, a printer/copier, access to a refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee machine, and Wifi.

The area for the children will feature a baby zone, a soft play climbing area with ball pit and slide, a quiet reading corner, a train table, manipulative toy zone, and an art zone. We also hope to incorporate a chalk wall, a magnet wall, and a Lego wall.

Regarding pricing there will be hourly, daily, and monthly plans available, affording the customer maximum flexibility. This will enable her to just drop in, stay for a day, or using this space as her regular work space.

To get a better idea check out www.TheWorkWithMe.com .

Haftarah Overview

By Gabbai Harold Reisman

1st Day of Sukkot -  Zachariah 14:1-21

All the Haftarat of Sukkot express the interweaving of the material and the spiritual and speak to redemption of Israel as well as all nations of the world. Zachariah has a vision of the "Day of the Lord", culminating in spiritual purity and worldwide pilgrimage. The Haftarah predicts tumultuous earthly phenomena and apocalyptic changes in nature. Hashem directs and controls all the workings of natural forces. The last section of the Haftarah describes the coronation of Hashem as King of all creation; all mankind accepts His rule. This harkens to the blessing given to Abraham (Gen. 12:3) "...in you shall all the nations of the Earth be blessed". The Haftarat of Succot discuss the expressions of the holiday - the interweaving of the material and the spiritual, that is complete universality - and of thanks and redemption for all the nations of the world.

 

2nd Day of Sukkot

 

I Kings 8:2-21

 

This Haftarah is the same as the one read on Parashat Pekudei. There is a direct connection between the consecration of Solomon's Temple and Sukkot. The consecration was made on Sukkot. The spiritual connection between the Haftarah and Sukkot lies in the overflow of great joy - of holy simcha - that describes the Temple as a physical manifestation of the connection between Israel and Hashem. The joy of Sukkot reflects thanks to Hashem but also an expression of faith that heavenly protection and goodness will continue to flow. We must continue to acknowledge the unlimited goodness and blessings of Hashem and, just as important, we must continue to give thanks for His ongoing beneficence.

 

Classes Cancelled this Week due to the Holiday - Weekly Class Schedule

Wednesday: Torah Portion of the Week cancelled

Wednesday: Chasidic Philosophy cancelled

Special Wishes

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

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

WE REMEMBER David Glovsky, Edith Reh, Kim Strashoon, Rose Nemiroff Tubis, and all of those who have Yarzeit this week.

May Fran Sekela and Roz Mintz be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

 

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

 

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 emailinfo@ChabadatLaCosta.com your request.

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 be your legacy?” 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.

 

 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 toRabbiE@ChabadatLaCosta.com to schedule an appointment today.

 

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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School THIS WEEK

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Our students want to be here!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info. Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com .

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at  http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

 

To date more than 450 people have used the Chabad code this past year (2017)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

 

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that has been ‘growing’. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $500 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email toinfo@ChabadatLaCosta.com , or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

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Weekly Update Volume 20 Number 1 September 14, 2018, Tishrei 5, 5779

Message from the Rabbi

As Yom Kippur approaches, it is a time to take account of our deeds and right any wrongs.

We have a chance to find those we may have offended (something that is all too easy in the digital era, when a sharp text, IM, or Tweet can be sent almost instantly to someone halfway across the world) and ask for forgiveness.

Yom Kippur, however, is more than just a day for repentance. After Selichot, Rosh Hashanah and the 10 Days of Repentance, one may wonder: what more is there to do? Have not all the words been said and all the apologies before man and G‑d been made?

Yom Kippur allows us delve deeper into our very essence. Each of the five prayers of the 25 hours of Yom Kippur allows us to dig deeper into our character. Like the layers of an onion, we can peel back one level to reveal another. Until, during the Neilah prayer, we stand alone before the Almighty G‑d. All layers have been removed and our essence stands bare, in the ecstatic union with the essence of the Creator.

We are one and our Creator is one.

One day, one people, one essence.

May we all be sealed for a year of sweetness and revealed good in all matters.

Rabbi Eilfort

Volume 20 Number 1 September 14, 2018, Tishrei 5,5778
 
Chabad Weekly Update

Wishing Everyone a G’mar Chasima Tovah & Shanah Tovah!

May you and your entire family be sealed in the Book of Life for a happy, healthy, and successful New Year! May G-d’s manifold blessings come to you in abundance! And may you experience a year of great fulfillment and growth in your holy, spiritual pursuits!

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by the Reh Family in loving memory of Edith Reh, upon her Yarzeit.

Please join us.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to join us for this enjoyable and delicious gathering.  

Kiddush Sponsorship

The Beauty of Our Kiddush

Every week following services we enjoy a beautiful Kiddush luncheon together. Such an amazing Kiddush doesn’t create itself. Thank G-d, we have a dedicated Kiddush crew, led by Naomi Alter and including Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, the Rebbetzin, and several others, who make our Kiddush into something beautiful and enjoyable. But it takes more than willing hands to make the food. It also takes generous souls to sponsor the food. Without a sponsor the cost must come out of our operating budget, which is already stretched thin as it is.

If you have been a beneficiary of the Kiddush and haven’t sponsored it for a while please step forward now. Even if you have recently sponsored and kind find it in your heart to sponsor it again we need you. Kiddush sponsorship starts at $180. But if you want something a bit more lavish with more variety you can add to that amount, and it is all, very much, appreciated. It is also a very big blessing that you have facilitated ‘Oneg Shabbat’ (the enjoyment of Shabbos) for the entire congregation! Our Shabbat prayers describe the special blessings achieved by such generosity!

Thank you and G-d bless!

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Looking Ahead…

Yom Kippur Begins Tuesday Night, September 18th

We will be offering a full High Holiday experience this year! Please see our full schedule below.

High Holiday Reservations REQUIRED for Security Purposes

If you plan on joining us for the High Holidays (and we certainly hope you do) you MUST fill out the reservation form found by following this link:   Members | Guests

High Holidays for Kids

We are offering our popular Camp High Holidays for the children that will be enriching, fun, and safely supervised. This gives parents the opportunity to sit in the sanctuary and pray knowing their children are safe and happy. Conversely, parents are welcome to keep their children with them, but we ask that they are closely supervised and quiet.

Community Holiday Meal Offered on Erev Yom Kippur

A meal is being offered on Erev Yom Kippur. Due to space restrictions we are only accepting a limited number of reservations. The cost to participate in the meal is $25 per meal (adults 13+) and $18 per child (3-12). Reservations and pre-payment are a must. Please visit our website for further details. Meal RSVP

Yom Kippur Honors

During Yom Kippur people enjoy the added blessings of having or sponsoring an honor. In fact, Aliyahs on the High Holidays is considered one of the greatest honors of the year. Shuls around the world raise huge percentages of their yearly budget by auctioning off these Mitzvos.

Why do people spend so lavishly?

Because we know that the Day of Atonement is upon us, and that Tzedakah (charity) is the most effective way to avert an evil decree.

Those who would like the great Mitzvah of having an honor on Yom Kippur should immediately contact the shul by email so arrangements can be made. This will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. info@chabadatlacosta.com. or use our online form here.

This Year’s Break the Fast Dedicated as a Special Thank You to Our Volunteers

There is a group of people who help make everything work for our community. They volunteer many hours of their time for the pure and simple reason that they know what it takes to make a community like our thrive; and that is participation! The list of volunteers is too long to mention by name. Of course we have Naomi Alter’s team that helps with the weekly Kiddush. Other examples are the BBQ Bounty Team (including Sheila, Channah, Michael etc.) who, by their efforts, make the summer season a joy (and profitable) for our community. Thank you one and all! We will thank our volunteers at this year’s Break the Fast at the end of Yom Kippur.

High Holiday Schedule

YOM KIPPUR
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Tuesday, Sept. 18 2018
Morning Services: 8:00 am
Afternoon Service: 4:30 pm
Community Dinner: 5:00 pm
Light Candles at 6:33 pm
Fast Begins at 6:33 pm
Kol Nidrei Services: 6:30 pm

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018
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 7:26 pm
Followed by Break-the-Fast


Sukkos Schedule

SUKKOT

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Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018
Light Candles at 6:26 pm
Evening Services: 6:30 pm
Community Dinner 7pm @Shul


Monday, Sept. 24, 2018
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Evening Services: 7:00 pm
Light Candles* after 7:19 pm


Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Holiday Ends at 7:18 pm
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Suktoberfest
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018
Dinner: 5:30 pm

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Shabbat Chol Hamoed

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Friday, Sept. 28, 2018
Light Shabbat Candles at 6:19 pm
Evening Services: 6:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Shabbat Ends at 7:13 pm

 

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Hoshana Rabbah

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Sunday, Sept. 30 2018
Morning Services: 8:30 am

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SHEMINI ATZERET & SIMCHAT TORAH

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Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018
Light Candles at 6:17 pm
Evening Services: 6:00 pm
Followed by Kiddush & Hakafot


Monday, Oct. 1, 2018
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Yizkor Memorial Service: 12:00 pm
Evening Services: 7:00 pm
Followed by Grand Banquet & Hakafot
Light Candles* after 7:01 pm


Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018
Morning Services: 10:00 am
Followed by Kiddush & Hakafot
Holiday Ends at 7:09 pm

* Light only from a pre-existing flame

*The Chabad Sukkah is available to those who wish to eat in a kosher sukkah during the holiday.

*If you need help setting up your sukkah we will try to get you some help! Let us know.


Suktoberfest

Join us as we turn our beautiful Sukkah into a Beer Garden celebrating Sukkot and Oktoberfest together. Members $20a $10c Non-Members $25a $12c

Reservations appreciated!  Click Here

Suktoberfest Menu

Knockwurst

Giant Pretzels

Sauerkraut

Fries

Cabbage Salad

German Potato Salad

Watermelon

Apple Strudel

Drinks (Pitchers of Lemonade and Ice Tea and Water)

Beer 


New Membership Year: Time to Sign Up

Please note that our membership year ended on June 30th. If you made the commitment to be a member in the past year but have not yet paid your membership dues please come current immediately. You may contact the office to find out the status of your account or write to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Also, please note that the Chabad at La Costa Membership year began on July 1st. We are asking that all of our friends and supporters fill out and return the enclosed Membership Application Form as soon as possible.

We rely on Membership as the single most important source of revenue for our Jewish Center. If our shul has helped you or if you believe in what we are doing, please “make it official,” and become a Member.

Remember, “Membership has its privileges!” Those who are already Members please accept our most sincere appreciation, and please send in your forms. There is no charge for members to attend High Holiday Services.

Dear Friends,

How do we teach our children, keep the lights on, hold services, give classes, share counsel, host guests, visit the sick, provide meals, and help the needy?

We are able to do these things by virtue of your support.

Can we count on you now, as we begin a new year?

We are asking our friends to please make a financial commitment to our Jewish Center, which serves as our spiritual home and sanctuary.

Can you pledge $50 per month, $100 per month, *$150 per month, $180 per month, or some other amount? The calculation is really quite simple; the more financial assistance you are able to provide the more services we can provide. It is important to note that we have no outside sources of revenue – we must be financially self-sufficient.

On the reverse of this page you will find our yearly commitment form. Consider an opportunity to invest in your Jewish home and the future of Judaism. You don’t have to wait to mail back your response. You can, right now, log onto our secure website and make a monthly commitment to our spiritual home for the present and future. www.chabadatlacosta.com/donate

Please be as generous as you can!

May you and your family be inscribed and sealed in the Book of Life!

Sincerely,

Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort

PS Those who make a monthly commitment of at least $150 or a yearly commitment of at least $1,800 will be part of our newly forming ‘Chai Club’. There will be quarterly special events, like gourmet meals, a special display and other ‘perks’ to acknowledge our Chai Club members.

New Center Opening New Couple Joining the Team

Rabbi and Rebbetzin Yossi and Muka Rodal (together with baby Dovid) are joining the team! The Rodals will be moving to North Carlsbad so as to better serve the needs of our people, and find new people, in that area. Their focus will be on youth and senior activities! We are looking for a donation of a car in good working order.

Hebrew School & C-Kids Resume

This past Sunday Coastal Hebrew School resumed in our newly renovated space.  7740-E El Camino Real, Carlsbad (our storefront location).

This coming Sunday, September 16th from 9:30am – 12pm Hebrew School continues.

September 23 , Coastal Hebrew School will be hosting its first ever Sukkot Discovery Lab just for kids.

Blending hands-on, STEM-based experiments and creations with the how’s and why’s of this ancient Jewish hut in the desert, the Sukkot Discovery Lab launches a new year of CKids Club events in the heart of North County.

One of the first biblical holidays, Sukkot commemorates the divine protection the Jewish people experienced during their 40-year sojourn in the desert. Thousands of years later, Jews across the world continue to relive this event within the walls of a hand-built sukkah.

Children will gain a new insight into the mysterious qualities of Sukkot through the lens of science. Projects: Cloud Slime. STEM Sukkah-Building. Pop art Simchat Torah Flag!

The Discovery Lab is made possible by CKids Club—an initiative that inspires children to create meaningful impact in their communities through fun and educational programs that explore the richness of Judaism.

Designed for ages 5-13, the event will be held at our educational annex 7740E El Camnio Real on September 23 from 10 am to Noon.

To unleash your child’s inner ‘mad scientist’, or to learn more information, please check out www.JewishEncinitas.com/CKids.

Hebrew School Registration

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Our students want to be here!

Classes will continue to take place at our newly renovated Educational Annex, 7740-E El Camino Real. Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Chaya Eilfort for info at info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or check out www.CoastalHebrewSchool.com.

Work with Me! A New Way for New Parents to Get Work Done

We are excited to announce the opening of Work with Me! Conceived of and designed by our own Rebbetzin Chaya Eilfort with assistance from Rabbi Elia Eilfort and Rebbetzin Nechama Eilfort, Work with Me is a place where parents with little ones can go to get work done.

We have completely refurbished and updated our Educational Annex, 7740-E El Camino Real, making it into a space where ‘stay-at-home’ working parents can share space with others in like circumstances. What makes our space special is the assistance we will offer with the little ones.

The plan includes having several designated private desks, a long bar counter table facing the wall, and a high-rise sit/stand table in the middle of the space. There will also be a couple of cozy work nooks, a nursing lounge, a restroom with changing table, a printer/copier, access to a refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee machine, and Wifi.

The area for the children will feature a baby zone, a soft play climbing area with ball pit and slide, a quiet reading corner, a train table, manipulative toy zone, and an art zone. We also hope to incorporate a chalk wall, a magnet wall, and a Lego wall.

Regarding pricing there will be hourly, daily, and monthly plans available, affording the customer maximum flexibility. This will enable her to just drop in, stay for a day, or using this space as her regular work space.

To get a better idea check out www.TheWorkWithMe.com.

Help Us Burn the Mortgage

We are nearly there. We only owe $55,000 left on our mortgage. Once that is paid off we own our building free and clear! We are kicking off a campaign to Burn the Mortgage! Can you help us achieve our goal? Every dollar we can save from making mortgage payments can be used instead to offer ever-more programs to benefit the community. Every dollar that comes in stays here and works for our community. If you are able to help us burn our mortgage please call the Rabbi for an appointment. G-d bless you for your generosity!

Will YOU Join the Family & Invest in the Jewish Present & Future?

Haftarah Overview

By Gabbai Harold Reisman


Shabbat Shuva

Hosea 12:2-10 + Micah 7:18-20 + Joel 2:15-17

This Shabbat is a special day and so a rarity occurs. Multiple selections from the prophetic literature are read - all discuss repentance. Hosea calls for return (teshuvah is a turning); the word shuvah gives this Shabbat its name. Finally in verse 10: worship of the Eternal is Israel's true and only hope. Micah's message is one we know and try to internalize: Hashem stands ready to forgive and Divine love is unbounded...if only we return to what is valid and eternal. The word "tashlich" (casting of sins) appears in verse 19. Joel paints a glorious picture of an entire people returning to the words and commands of Hashem - this will cause a reciprocal response from on high. The final sentence promises, "My people shall never again be put to shame."

The rabbis say that repentance was created before the world was created. Its importance is manifest but it requires great personal effort. We can all pray for strength to succeed in this effort.


Classes Cancelled this Week due to the Holiday - Weekly Class Schedule

Wednesday: Torah Portion of the Week cancelled

Wednesday: Chasidic Philosophy cancelled

Special Wishes

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

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

WE REMEMBER David Glovsky, Edith Reh, Kim Strashoon, Rose Nemiroff Tubis, and all of those who have Yarzeit this week.

May Fran Sekela and Roz Mintz be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)


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


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 info@ChabadatLaCosta.com your request.

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 be your legacy?” 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.


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 RabbiE@ChabadatLaCosta.com to schedule an appointment today.


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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School THIS WEEK

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Our students want to be here!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info. Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at  http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.


To date more than 450 people have used the Chabad code this past year (2017)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.


Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that has been ‘growing’. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $500 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

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Volume 19 Number 49 Sept. 6, 2018 Elul 26, 5778

Message from the Rabbi

 

There’s no getting around it. Rosh Hashanah is fast approaching. Rabbis all over the world are fine-tuning their speeches; cantors are rehearsing the prayers; and the organized homemakers among us already have pans of tzimmes, brisket and more stacked in the freezer.

But the most important thing to prepare is the shofar-blowing. After all, that is the central mitzvah of the holiday. Obviously, the best place to hear shofar is during services, among fellow Jews. But what if you know someone who is unable to leave home, or someone who does not feel connected enough to come to shul? The Rebbe encouraged that we visit these Jews (provided that they are within walking distance) and blow shofar for them. Do you know someone who can use a “housecall”? Please let me know ASAP so that arrangements can be made.

I trust that you are busy with your holiday preparations, but I do want to take a moment to thank you. It’s been a very special year, and that was thanks to each and every one of you. Every individual adds so much to our community, bringing a special flavor and contribution that is uniquely their own.

Happy Rosh Hashanah!

Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort

 

  Volume 19 Number 49 Sept. 6, 2018 Elul 26, 5778

Chabad Weekly Update

Wishing Everyone a Kesivah V’Chasima Tovah & Shanah Tovah!

May you and your entire family be written and sealed in the Book of Life for a happy, healthy, and successful New Year! May G-d’s manifold blessings come to you in abundance! And may you experience a year of great fulfillment and growth in your holy, spiritual pursuits!

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by the Eilfort Family in honor of the birthday of the Rebbetzin, Nechama Eilfort.

Please join us in celebration!

Everyone is invited and encouraged to join us for this enjoyable and delicious gathering.  

Kiddush Sponsorship

The Beauty of Our Kiddush

Every week following services we enjoy a beautiful Kiddush luncheon together. Such an amazing Kiddush doesn’t create itself. Thank G-d, we have a dedicated Kiddush crew, led by Naomi Alter and including Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, the Rebbetzin, and several others, who make our Kiddush into something beautiful and enjoyable. But it takes more than willing hands to make the food. It also takes generous souls to sponsor the food. Without a sponsor the cost must come out of our operating budget, which is already stretched thin as it is.

If you have been a beneficiary of the Kiddush and haven’t sponsored it for a while please step forward now. Even if you have recently sponsored and kind find it in your heart to sponsor it again we need you. Kiddush sponsorship starts at $180. But if you want something a bit more lavish with more variety you can add to that amount, and it is all, very much, appreciated. It is also a very big blessing that you have facilitated ‘Oneg Shabbat’ (the enjoyment of Shabbos) for the entire congregation! Our Shabbat prayers describe the special blessings achieved by such generosity!

Thank you and G-d bless!

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Looking Ahead…

High Holidays Begin THIS Sunday Night

We will be offering a full High Holiday experience this year! Rosh Hashanah begins Sunday evening. Please see our full schedule below.

High Holiday Reservations REQUIRED for Security Purposes

If you plan on joining us for the High Holidays (and we certainly hope you do) you MUST fill out the reservation form found by following this link: MemberRSVP

High Holidays for Kids

Rebbetzin Chaya will be conducting a special Mommy & Me Rosh Hashanah Edition (please see attached flyer found below).

In addition; we are offering our popular Camp High Holidays for the children that will be enriching, fun, and safely supervised. This gives parents the opportunity to sit in the sanctuary and pray knowing their children are safe and happy. Conversely, parents are welcome to keep their children with them, but we ask that they are closely supervised and quiet. Please find Camp High Holiday schedule on our website. 

 

Community Holiday Meals Offered on  Rosh Hashanah & Erev Yom Kippur

This year community holiday meals will be offered throughout Rosh Hashanah, including dinner both evenings. Both days’ beautiful Kiddushes will be sponsored by the Alter and Loven Familes. An additional meal is being offered on Erev Yom Kippur. Due to space restrictions we are only accepting a limited number of reservations. The cost to participate in the meals is $25 per meal (adults 13+) and $18 per child (3-12). Reservations and pre-payment are a must. Please visit our website for further details. RSVPhere

High Holiday Honors

During the High Holiday Season people enjoy the added blessings of having or sponsoring an honor. In fact, Aliyas on the High Holidays is considered one of the greatest honors of the year. Shuls around the world raise huge percentages of their yearly budget by auctioning off these Mitzvos.

Why do you people spend so lavishly?

Because we know that the Day of Judgement and the Day of Atonement are upon us, and that Tzedakah (charity) is the most effective way to avert an evil decree.

Those who would like the great Mitzvah of having an honor on the High Holidays should immediately contact the shul by email so arrangements can be made. This will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.info@chabadatlacosta.com.

High Holiday Retreat

Chabad at La Costa, in conjunction with the fabulous Omni La Costa Resort, is offering a High Holiday retreat. Features of the Retreat include deeply discounted room rates at the resort, reserved seats at our uplifting and meaningful services, gourmet holiday meals, children’s programming, all in the comfort and beauty of our beautiful building. Participation is limited to the first 50 respondents, so immediate reservations are highly recommended. Complete details, including the hotel booking code may be found on our website; Here for non local guests and HERE for local residents.

This Year’s Break the Fast Dedicated as  A Special Thank You to Our Volunteers

There is a group of people who help make everything work for our community. They volunteer many hours of their time for the pure and simple reason that they know what it takes to make a community like our thrive; and that is participation! The list of volunteers is too long to mention by name. Of course we have Naomi Alter’s team that helps with the weekly Kiddush. Other examples are the BBQ Bounty Team (including Sheila, Channah, Michael etc.) who, by their efforts, make the summer season a joy (and profitable) for our community. Thank you one and all! We will thank our volunteers at this year’s Break the Fast at the end of Yom Kippur.

High Holiday Schedule

ROSH HASHANAH
Sunday, Sept 9, 2018
Light Candles at 6:45 pm
Evening Services: 6:30 pm
Community Dinner: 7:30 pm

Morning Services: 9:00 am
Shofar Sounding: 11:30 am
Tashlich/Afternoon Service: 6:00 pm
Evening Services: 7:00 pm
Light Candles* after 7:39 pm
Community Dinner: ">Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2017
Morning Services: 9:00 am
Shofar Sounding: 11:30 am
Evening Service: 7:45 pm

Fast Begins: 5:12 am
Fast Ends at 7:25 pm
Morning Services: ">Learn more @  chabad.org/TzomGedaliah

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YOM KIPPUR
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Morning Services: 8:00 am
Afternoon Service: 4:30 pm
Community Dinner: 5:00 pm
Light Candles at 6:33 pm
Fast Begins at 6:33 pm
Kol Nidrei Services: 6:30 pm

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 7:26 pm
Followed by Break-the-Fast

New Membership Year:

Time to Sign Up

Please note that our membership year ended on June 30th. If you made the commitment to be a member in the past year but have not yet paid your membership dues please come current immediately. You may contact the office to find out the status of your account or write to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Also, please note that the Chabad at La Costa Membership year began on July 1st. We are asking that all of our friends and supporters fill out and return the enclosed Membership Application Form as soon as possible.

We rely on Membership as the single most important source of revenue for our Jewish Center. If our shul has helped you or if you believe in what we are doing, please “make it official,” and become a Member.

Remember, “Membership has its privileges!” Those who are already Members please accept our most sincere appreciation, and please send in your forms. There is no charge for members to attend High Holiday Services.

Dear Friends,

How do we teach our children, keep the lights on, hold services, give classes, share counsel, host guests, visit the sick, provide meals, and help the needy?

We are able to do these things by virtue of yoursupport.

Can we count on you now, as we begin a new year?

We are asking our friends to please make a financial commitment to our Jewish Center, which serves as our spiritual home and sanctuary.

Can you pledge $50 per month, $100 per month, *$150 per month, $180 per month, or some other amount? The calculation is really quite simple; the more financial assistance you are able to provide the more services we can provide. It is important to note that we have no outside sources of revenue – we must be financially self-sufficient.

On the reverse of this page you will find our yearly commitment form. Consider an opportunity to invest in your Jewish home and the future of Judaism. You don’t have to wait to mail back your response. You can, right now, log onto our secure website and make a monthly commitment to our spiritual home for the present and future. Membership or www.chabadatlacosta.com/donate.

Please be as generous as you can!

May you and your family be inscribed and sealed in the Book of Life!

Sincerely,

Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort

PS Those who make a monthly commitment of at least $150 or a yearly commitment of at least $1,800 will be part of our newly forming ‘Chai Club’. There will be quarterly special events, like gourmet meals, a special display and other ‘perks’ to acknowledge our Chai Club members.

New Center Opening

New Couple Joining the Team

Rabbi and Rebbetzin Yossi and Muka Rodal (together with baby Dovid) are joining the team! The Rodals will be moving to North Carlsbad so as to better serve the needs of our people, and find new people, in that area. Their focus will be on youth and senior activities! The Kiddush on Saturday, September 8th will be in honor of welcoming them, and their youthful energy, to our community. Please join us to celebrate!

Hebrew School & C-Kids Resume

This past Sunday Coastal Hebrew School resumed in our newly renovated space.  7740-E El Camino Real, Carlsbad (our storefront location).

Sweet Shoppe

This coming Sunday, September 9th from 9:30am – 12pm Hebrew School continues.

September 23 , Coastal Hebrew School will be hosting its first ever Sukkot Discovery Lab just for kids.

Blending hands-on, STEM-based experiments and creations with the how’s and why’s of this ancient Jewish hut in the desert, the Sukkot Discovery Lab launches a new year of CKids Club events in the heart of North County.

One of the first biblical holidays, Sukkot commemorates the divine protection the Jewish people experienced during their 40-year sojourn in the desert. Thousands of years later, Jews across the world continue to relive this event within the walls of a hand-built sukkah.

Children will gain a new insight into the  mysterious qualities of Sukkot through the lens of science. Projects: Cloud Slime. STEM Sukkah-Building. Pop art Simchat Torah Flag!

The Discovery Lab is made possible by CKids Club—an initiative that inspires children to create meaningful impact in their communities through fun and educational programs that explore the richness of Judaism.

Designed for ages 5-13, the event will be held at our educational annex 7740E El Camnio Real on September 23 from 10 am to Noon.

To unleash your child’s inner ‘mad scientist’, or to learn more information, please check outwww.JewishEncinitas.com/CKids.

Hebrew School Registration

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Our students want to be here!

Hebrew school is scheduled to begin on Sunday, September 2nd. Classes will continue to take place at our newly renovated Educational Annex, 7740-E El Camino Real. Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Chaya Eilfort for info atinfo@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or log onto www.CoastalHebrewSchool.com.

Work with Me!

A New Way for New Parents to Get Work Done

We are excited to announce the opening of Work with Me! Conceived of and designed by our own Rebbetzin Chaya Eilfort with assistance from Rabbi Elia Eilfort and Rebbetzin Nechama Eilfort, Work with Me is a place where parents with little ones can go to get work done.

We have completely refurbished and updated our Educational Annex, 7740-E El Camino Real, making it into a space where ‘stay-at-home’ working parents can share space with others in like circumstances. What makes our space special is the assistance we will offer with the little ones.

The plan includes having several designated private desks, a long bar counter table facing the wall, and a high-rise sit/stand table in the middle of the space. There will also be a couple of cozy work nooks, a nursing lounge, a restroom with changing table, a printer/copier, access to a refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee machine, and Wifi.

The area for the children will feature a baby zone, a soft play climbing area with ball pit and slide, a quiet reading corner, a train table, manipulative toy zone, and an art zone. We also hope to incorporate a chalk wall, a magnet wall, and a Lego wall.

Regarding pricing there will be hourly, daily, and monthly plans available, affording the customer maximum flexibility. This will enable her to just drop in, stay for a day, or using this space as her regular work space.

To get a better idea check outwww.TheWorkWithMe.com.

Help Us Burn the Mortgage

We are nearly there. We only owe $55,000 left on our mortgage. Once that is paid off we own our building free and clear! We are kicking off a campaign to Burn the Mortgage! Can you help us achieve our goal? Every dollar we can save from making mortgage payments can be used instead to offer ever-more programs to benefit the community. Every dollar that comes in stays hereand works for our community. If you are able to help us burn our mortgage please call the Rabbi for an appointment. G-d bless you for your generosity!

New Torah Portion Class Schedule

Please note that we will be starting the Wednesday evening Torah Portion class at 6:45pm (instead of 7pm), as we have found the one-hour format too short. We will spend the first part of the class with the Rabbi discussing certain points based upon his notes and answer questions relating to those points. Then he will entertain other questions related to the portion. If there is still time after that point he will try to address general questions that the participants may have. There is no charge for this class. Students are urged to bring paper and pen so they can take notes.

Will YOU Join the Family & Invest in the Jewish Present & Future?

Haftarah Overview

By Gabbai Harold Reisman

Shabbat Parshat Nitzavim Isaiah  61:10-63:9

Just as Rosh Hashanah is at hand, we arrive at the season of hope and repentance. "You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Eternal, a royal diadem in the palm of Hashem" (v. 61:3). In the Haftarah, there exists the difficult concept that Hashem is vulnerable and suffers when Israel suffers (or disobeys). Hashem is seemingly afflicted when Israel struggles. Therefore we read further (v. 63:8) "Hashem said: They alone are My people, children who will not be false to Me. So Hashem became their Savior." How can we "not be false"? By understanding the concept of true Teshuvah/return to Hashem and acting upon that comprehension within our own minds and hearts. If not at this season and at this time, then when?

1st Day of Rosh Hashanah I Samuel 1:1-2:10

It appears that the Haftarah has two parts: the birth of Samuel followed by the Song of Hannah. The themes of remembrance and spiritual desires are followed by a hymn to Hashem's mercy with hopes for the future. The story of a barren woman is repeated in the Tanach; in all cases (even Sarah who was very old) a miraculous birth occurs - perhaps above and beyond nature due to Hashem's intervention. The story is a prompt for each of us to remember our spiritual failures and unfulfilled hopes. The Song of Hannah is one of the Ten Songs that cover the history of the world. This song (as the others) reminds us of the ways of Divine Providence. When the past has been difficult and the future seems bleak, the Haftarah and similar histories teach that deep and true belief and sincere prayer can turn ominous negatives into a hopeful and glorious future.

2nd Day of Rosh Hashanah Jeremiah 31:1-19

In this Haftarah, the prophet is a comforter of Israel and brings a calm solace as well as important promises of redemption. The readings for the day emphasize the remembrances of Hashem to Father Abraham. Further, prayers of the day emphasize human accountability. The prophet in the Haftarah compares human beings as parents in a way similar to our own responsibilities to the Father in Heaven. We can appreciate the love of Hashem for Israel as a parallel to our love as parents. Just as we forgive, we can pray and act in a way to merit the forgiveness that we earnestly pray for today. In the Haftarah, Ephraim's repentance is followed by the ingathering of the exiles. The word teshuvah means "repentance" but also means "return".

The path is there and is visible or understandable. The choice to recognize and take the proper path belongs to each individual...at each hour of every day.

 

Classes Cancelled this Week due to the Holiday - Weekly Class Schedule

Wednesday: Torah Portion of the Week 6:45pm

Wednesday: Chasidic Philosophy 8pm

Thursday: Basic Judaism in Encinitas 6pm

Special Wishes

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

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

WE REMEMBER Beverly Gordon, Yaacov Briskin, Sarah Briskin, Rose Briskin, Charles Elkaim, Sylvette Perez, Lily Block, Eleanor Wollman, and Henry Richard, and all of those who have Yarzeit this week.

May Fran Sekela and Roz Mintz be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

 

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

 

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 info@ChabadatLaCosta.com your request.

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 beyour legacy?” 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.

 

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 RabbiE@ChabadatLaCosta.com to schedule an appointment today.

 

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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School Registration SCHOOL STARTS THIS WEEK

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Our students want to be here!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info.Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website:www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

 

To date more than 450 people have used the Chabad code this past year (2017)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

 

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that has been ‘growing’. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $500 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email toinfo@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

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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.

 

 

Weekly Update Volume 19 Number 48 8/31/18

Weekly Update                   Volume 19 Number 48            8/31/18

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by Delores and Mike Weksler in honor of Len Weksler’s (our dear Cohen) Yarzeit. 

Everyone is invited and encouraged to join us for this enjoyable and delicious gathering.  

Kiddush Sponsorship

The Beauty of Our Kiddush

Every week following services we enjoy a beautiful Kiddush luncheon together. Such an amazing Kiddush doesn’t create itself. Thank G-d, we have a dedicated Kiddush crew, led by Naomi Alter and including Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, the Rebbetzin, and several others, who make our Kiddush into something beautiful and enjoyable. But it takes more than willing hands to make the food. It also takes generous souls to sponsor the food. Without a sponsor the cost must come out of our operating budget, which is already stretched thin as it is.

If you have been a beneficiary of the Kiddush and haven’t sponsored it for a while please step forward now. Even if you have recently sponsored and kind find it in your heart to sponsor it again we need you. Kiddush sponsorship starts at $180. But if you want something a bit more lavish with more variety you can add to that amount, and it is all, very much, appreciated. It is also a very big blessing that you have facilitated ‘Oneg Shabbat’ (the enjoyment of Shabbos) for the entire congregation! Our Shabbat prayers describe the special blessings achieved by such generosity!

Thank you and G-d bless!

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Looking Ahead…

Special Selichot Services Saturday Night @ 11:55pm – MINYAN NEEDED

It is an ancient custom to spiritually prepare for the coming High Holidays (Days of Judgment) by adding special prayers of supplication (called Selichot). The first time we are obligated say them is this coming Sunday morning, so to show our enthusiasm for this opportunity to serve G-d we begin at the earliest possible moment. That is why we scheduled the service for midnight on Saturday.

IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT for us to have a Minyan at this service (which take about 40-minutes), so if you can help us by attending please respond to this message.

New Membership Year:

Time to Sign Up

Please note that our membership year ended on June 30th. If you made the commitment to be a member in the past year but have not yet paid your membership dues please come current immediately. You may contact the office to find out the status of your account or write to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Also, please note that the Chabad at La Costa Membership year began on July 1st. We are asking that all of our friends and supporters fill out and return the enclosed Membership Application Form as soon as possible.

We rely on Membership as the single most important source of revenue for our Jewish Center. If our shul has helped you or if you believe in what we are doing, please “make it official,” and become a Member.

Remember, “Membership has its privileges!” Those who are already Members please accept our most sincere appreciation, and please send in your forms. There is no charge for members to attend High Holiday Services.

Dear Friends,

How do we teach our children, keep the lights on, hold services, give classes, share counsel, host guests, visit the sick, provide meals, and help the needy?

We are able to do these things by virtue of your support.

Can we count on you now, as we begin a new year?

We are asking our friends to please make a financial commitment to our Jewish Center, which serves as our spiritual home and sanctuary.

Can you pledge $50 per month, $100 per month, *$150 per month, $180 per month, or some other amount? The calculation is really quite simple; the more financial assistance you are able to provide the more services we can provide. It is important to note that we have no outside sources of revenue – we must be financially self-sufficient.

On the reverse of this page you will find our yearly commitment form. Consider an opportunity to invest in your Jewish home and the future of Judaism. You don’t have to wait to mail back your response. You can, right now, log onto our secure website and make a monthly commitment to our spiritual home for the present and future. www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate

Please be as generous as you can!

May you and your family be inscribed and sealed in the Book of Life!

Sincerely,

Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort

PS Those who make a monthly commitment of at least $150 or a yearly commitment of at least $1,800 will be part of our newly forming ‘Chai Club’. There will be quarterly special events, like gourmet meals, a special display and other ‘perks’ to acknowledge our Chai Club members.

Friday Night Community Family Shabbos Meal TONIGHT

 

Tonight we will have a traditional Friday Night meal – served ranch style – featuring homemade Challah, Gefilte Fish, Fresh Salads, Chicken Soup with Matzah Balls, Baked Chicken, Kugel, Vegetables, and Dessert. Candle-lighting at 6:30pm. Please reserve your spot by responding to this message.

 

BBQ Bounty FREE this Sunday for Members with Reservation!

As a small token of our deep appreciation for our supportive members (who keep us going) we are proud to invite you to ‘be our guest’ at this Sunday’s BBQ Bounty. That’s right, NO CHARGE for members. Please reserve your spot today by responding to this message.

High Holidays Approaching – Reservations REQUIRED

Our High Holiday brochure was mailed last week (it is inside the magazine – see next article). We hope you will be joining us for the High Holidays. We will be offering the full experience – meaningful and uplifting services as well as holiday meals. There is no extra charge for Holiday services for members. There is a deeply discounted rate for High Holiday meals available for members. But reservations must be made. Please follow the link to make your immediate reservations: https://www.chabadatlacosta.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/3004737.

New Center Opening

New Couple Joining the Team

Rabbi and Rebbetzin Yossi and Muka Rodal (together with baby Dovid) are joining the team! The Rodals will be moving to North Carlsbad so as to better serve the needs of our people, and find new people, in that area. Their focus will be on youth and senior activities! The Kiddush on Saturday, September 8th will be in honor of welcoming them, and their youthful energy, to our community. Please join us to celebrate!

Community Holiday Meals Offered on

Rosh Hashanah & Erev Yom Kippur

This year community holiday meals will be offered throughout Rosh Hashanah, including dinner both evenings. Both days’ beautiful Kiddushes will be sponsored by the Alter and Loven Familes. An additional meal is being offered on Erev Yom Kippur. Due to space restrictions we are only accepting a limited number of reservations. The cost to participate in the meals is $25 per meal (adults 13+) and $18 per child (3-12). Reservations and pre-payment are a must. Please visit our website for further details. www.ChabadatLaCosta.com

High Holiday Honors

During the High Holiday Season people enjoy the added blessings of having or sponsoring an honor. In fact, Aliyas on the High Holidays is considered one of the greatest honors of the year. Shuls around the world raise huge percentages of their yearly budget by auctioning off these Mitzvos.

Why do you people spend so lavishly?

Because we know that the Day of Judgement and the Day of Atonement are upon us, and that Tzedakah (charity) is the most effective way to avert an evil decree.

Those who would like the great Mitzvah of having an honor on the High Holidays should immediately contact the shul by email so arrangements can be made. This will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. info@chabadatlacosta.com.

Hebrew School & C-Kids Resume

Join us, this Sunday, September 2nd at 10am until noon at Coastal Hebrew School for an Open House in our newly renovated space. 7740-E El Camino Real, Carlsbad (our storefront location).

We will reintroduce our Rosh Hashanah Sweet Shoppe, and give you a feel for this years’ CKids events and programming; featuring a yummy, healthy twist on ancient Jewish customs and desserts. The Rosh Hashanah Sweet Shoppe will feature all natural honey to create fabulous edible honey dishes made of challah, flavor-filled honey sticks, taffy-pops, and apples-n’-honey lip balm—all handmade by YOU.

September 23, Coastal Hebrew School will be hosting its first ever Sukkot Discovery Lab just for kids.

Blending hands-on, STEM-based experiments and creations with the how’s and why’s of this ancient Jewish hut in the desert, the Sukkot Discovery Lab launches a new year of CKids Club events in the heart of North County.

One of the first biblical holidays, Sukkot commemorates the divine protection the Jewish people experienced during their 40-year sojourn in the desert. Thousands of years later, Jews across the world continue to relive this event within the walls of a hand-built sukkah.

Children will gain a new insight into the  mysterious qualities of Sukkot through the lens of science. Projects: Cloud Slime. STEM Sukkah-Building. Pop art Simchat Torah Flag!

The Discovery Lab is made possible by CKids Club—an initiative that inspires children to create meaningful impact in their communities through fun and educational programs that explore the richness of Judaism.

Designed for ages 5-13, the event will be held at our educational annex 7740E El Camnio Real on September 23 from 10 am to Noon.

To unleash your child’s inner ‘mad scientist’, or to learn more information, please check out www.JewishEncinitas.com/CKids.

High Holiday Retreat

Chabad at La Costa, in conjunction with the fabulous Omni La Costa Resort, is offering a High Holiday retreat. Features of the Retreat include deeply discounted room rates at the resort, reserved seats at our uplifting and meaningful services, gourmet holiday meals, children’s programming, all in the comfort and beauty of our beautiful building. Participation is limited to the first 50 respondents, so immediate reservations are highly recommended. Complete details, including the hotel booking code may be found on our website; www.chabadatlacosta.com/retreats.

Hebrew School Registration

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Our students want to be here!

Hebrew school is scheduled to begin on Sunday, September 2nd. Classes will continue to take place at our newly renovated Educational Annex, 7740-E El Camino Real. Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Chaya Eilfort for info at info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or log onto CoastalHebrewSchool.com.

High Holiday Schedule

ROSH HASHANAH
Sunday, Sept 9, 2018
Light Candles at 6:45 pm
Say Blessings 1 & 4
Evening Services: 6:30 pm
Community Dinner: 7:30 pm

Monday, Sept 10, 2018
Morning Services: 9:00 am
Shofar Sounding: 11:30 am
Tashlich/Afternoon Service: 6:00 pm
Evening Services: 7:00 pm
Light Candles* after 7:39 pm
Say Blessings 1 & 4
Community Dinner: 8 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2017
Morning Services: 9:00 am
Shofar Sounding: 11:30 am
Evening Service: 7:45 pm

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FAST OF GEDALYA
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Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018
Fast Begins: 5:12 am
Fast Ends at 7:25 pm
Morning Services: 8 am
Learn more @ 
chabad.org/TzomGedaliah---------------------

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YOM KIPPUR
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Tuesday, Sept. 18 2018
Morning Services: 8:00 am
Afternoon Service: 4:30 pm
Community Dinner: 5:00 pm
Light Candles at 6:33 pm
Say Blessings 2 & 4
Fast Begins at 6:33 pm
Kol Nidrei Services: 6:30 pm

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018
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 7:26 pm
Followed by Break-the-Fast

Work with Me!

A New Way for New Parents to Get Work Done

We are excited to announce the opening of Work with Me! Conceived of and designed by our own Rebbetzin Chaya Eilfort with assistance from Rabbi Elia Eilfort and Rebbetzin Nechama Eilfort, Work with Me is a place where parents with little ones can go to get work done.

We have completely refurbished and updated our Educational Annex, 7740-E El Camino Real, making it into a space where ‘stay-at-home’ working parents can share space with others in like circumstances. What makes our space special is the assistance we will offer with the little ones.

The plan includes having several designated private desks, a long bar counter table facing the wall, and a high-rise sit/stand table in the middle of the space. There will also be a couple of cozy work nooks, a nursing lounge, a restroom with changing table, a printer/copier, access to a refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee machine, and Wifi.

The area for the children will feature a baby zone, a soft play climbing area with ball pit and slide, a quiet reading corner, a train table, manipulative toy zone, and an art zone. We also hope to incorporate a chalk wall, a magnet wall, and a Lego wall.

Regarding pricing there will be hourly, daily, and monthly plans available, affording the customer maximum flexibility. This will enable her to just drop in, stay for a day, or using this space as her regular work space.

To get a better idea check out www.TheWorkWithMe.com.

Help Us Burn the Mortgage

We are nearly there. We only owe $55,000 left on our mortgage. Once that is paid off we own our building free and clear! We are kicking off a campaign to Burn the Mortgage! Can you help us achieve our goal? Every dollar we can save from making mortgage payments can be used instead to offer ever-more programs to benefit the community. Every dollar that comes in stays here and works for our community. If you are able to help us burn our mortgage please call the Rabbi for an appointment. G-d bless you for your generosity!

This Year’s Break the Fast Dedicated as

A Special Thank You to Our Volunteers

There is a group of people who help make everything work for our community. They volunteer many hours of their time for the pure and simple reason that they know what it takes to make a community like our thrive; and that is participation! The list of volunteers is too long to mention by name. Of course we have Naomi Alter’s team that helps with the weekly Kiddush. Other examples are the BBQ Bounty Team (including Sheila, Channah, Michael etc.) who, by their efforts, make the summer season a joy (and profitable) for our community. Thank you one and all! We will thank our volunteers at this year’s Break the Fast at the end of Yom Kippur.

Foody Opportunities – Have we got some yummy plans for you! LAST WEEK

Sundays are our famous Barbecue Bounty.

It’s an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring hamburgers, hotdogs, wings (spicy and regular), salad bar, desserts, and soft drinks. We also have cotton candy, snow cones, and a bounce house for the children! 

 

We also offer custom-made catering options. Everything offered is Strictly Kosher under the Supervision of Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort of Chabad at La Costa and the Vaad HaRabonim of San Diego.

 

Prices:

 

BBQ Bounty is $18 per adult and $10 per child when paid in advance and $22 per adult and $12 per child at the door. 

 

Friday Night Shabbat Dinners for members is $25 per adult and $12 per child, and $36 per adult and $18 per child for guests.

 

Check out ChabadatLaCosta.com for further details. Advanced Reservations Required.  

 

New Torah Portion Class Schedule

Please note that we will be starting the Wednesday evening Torah Portion class at 6:45pm (instead of 7pm), as we have found the one-hour format too short. We will spend the first part of the class with the Rabbi discussing certain points based upon his notes and answer questions relating to those points. Then he will entertain other questions related to the portion. If there is still time after that point he will try to address general questions that the participants may have. There is no charge for this class. Students are urged to bring paper and pen so they can take notes.

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Haftarah Overview

By Gabbai Harold Reisman

 

 Isaiah 60:1-22

 

This is the sixth in a series of consolation motifs - once again by Isaiah. The sages teach that before the coming of Moshiach, the rulers of the world will become heretical (more than they are now). However, Hashem will give spiritual strength to Israel. The prediction is a counterweight to the catalogue of evils presented in the Sidra/Portion of the Week should Israel fail to observe the Law. The major verses of the Haftarah destroy the gloom and sadness of that contemporary time and depicts the future glory of Israel. The future tense is used to say (v. 16) "...then you will realize that I, Hashem, am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob". If only we could think and act to create a contemporary scene where that future tense could be transformed into the "now" of the present tense. Deliverance depends upon Israel's acts to deserve the glorious event.

 

Weekly Class Schedule

Tuesday: Walk & Talk with the Rebbetzin 9:20am

Wednesday: Torah Portion of the Week 6:45pm

Wednesday: Chasidic Philosophy 8pm

Special Wishes

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

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

WE REMEMBER Len Weksler, Brett Freiman, Robert Sacks, Charles Elkaim, Sylvette Perez, Lilly Block, Eleanor Wollman, Henry Richard, and all of those who have Yarzeit this week.

May Fran Sekela and Roz Mintz be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

 

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

 

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 info@ChabadatLaCosta.com your request.

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 be your legacy?” 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.

 

 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 RabbiE@ChabadatLaCosta.com to schedule an appointment today.

 

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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School Registration SCHOOL STARTS THIS WEEK

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Our students want to be here!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info. Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

 

To date more than 450 people have used the Chabad code this past year (2017)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

 

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that has been ‘growing’. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $500 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

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Chabad Weekly Update - Mother's Day Edition Iyar 26 5778, May 11, 2018

Weekly Update  Volume 19 Number 32   Iyar 26 5778, May 11, 2018

Very Special Mother’s Day Shabbos Kiddush

We will be honoring our moms this week with a very special Mother’s Day Kiddush. Below please find the list of our special honorees.

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

Kiddush Sponsors

The Kiddush this Shabbos is being sponsored by:

Naomi Alter in honor of Doris Markus and Helene Alter.

Rhonda Bloom in honor of Shirley Sandler.

Rabbi Yeruchem & Nechama Eilfort in honor of Chana Levy, Chaya Eilfort, Dassy Eilfort, Rivka Fenton, Chava Klipper, and Muka Rodal (may they live and be well!). And in memory of Ronnie Eilfort, Sylvia Kubrin, Sara Eilfort, Chava Sklar, and Elizabeth Israel.

Arlene Fogel in honor of Marian Beck.

Chana Hale in honor of Bluma Glovsky, Rose Nemiroff Tubis, Baile Sher Seigal, Molly Seigal, Faye Hale, Rebecca Glovsky, and Feige Seigal.

Suzanne Haray in honor of Eleanor Haray and Fannie Ansel.

Sheila Lebovitz in honor of Bertha Stern.      

Ilyse Loven in honor of Jackie Feder and Ray Feder.

Moira Markowitz in honor of Rochelle Barnett.

Steve and Dinah Miller for Wanda bat Dinah and Tilde bat Sara and Shoshanna bat Sara, and Hannah bat Tilda, and Dinah bat Tilde.

Anna and David Mintz for Roz Mintz, Lydia Teshuba, and Anna Leah Mintz.

Kayla Perez in honor of Guadalupe Amalla

Leah Kahn Plavnick in honor of Bina Kahn and Marlene Plavnick. And in honor of Tamar Wasserman and Arielle Plavnick in the hope and with the prayer that they will each meet a nice boy and become mothers in Israel.

Dan Preissman in honor of Rhoda Preissman, Carol Preissman, and Susan Coppens.

Rusty and Marianne Rack in honor of Jean Barbara Rack and Marie Louise Amrein.

Steven and Linda Rivkin for Ray Ruth Rivkin and Jennie Velleco.                

Tiffany Ross in honor of Linda Ross and Michelle Green.

Please join us for this wonderful weekly gathering!

Kiddush Sponsorship

The Beauty of Our Kiddush

Every week following services we enjoy a beautiful Kiddush luncheon together. Such an amazing Kiddush doesn’t create itself. Thank G-d, we have a dedicated Kiddush crew, led by Naomi Alter and including Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, the Rebbetzin, and several others, who make our Kiddush into something beautiful and enjoyable. But it takes more than willing hands to make the food. It also takes generous souls to sponsor the food. Without a sponsor the cost must come out of our operating budget, which is already stretched thin as it is.

If you have been a beneficiary of the Kiddush and haven’t sponsored it for a while please step forward now. Even if you have recently sponsored and kind find it in your heart to sponsor it again we need you. Kiddush sponsorship starts at $180. But if you want something a bit more lavish with more variety you can add to that amount, and it is all, very much, appreciated. It is also a very big blessing that you have facilitated ‘Oneg Shabbat’ (the enjoyment of Shabbos) for the entire congregation! Our Shabbat prayers describe the special blessings achieved by such generosity!

Thank you and G-d bless!

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Rabbi’s Thoughts

Baruch Hashem, thank G-d, we are all much safer!

It has been a wonderfully good week for the Jewish people, and a tremendously bad one for our sworn enemies! The Iranians, who have sworn to ‘wipe Israel off the map’ (G-d forbid!), fired numerous missiles towards Israel and none of them did any damage. The majority fell back into Syria, and the few that made it into Israel were shot down by the Iron Dome. These were not the homemade rockets that Hamas uses, shooting at Jewish civilians, from Gaza. No, these were a much more sophisticated brand of missile. Israel responded decisively and appropriately by decimating Iranian military positions within Syria. Furthermore, when Syrian anti-aircraft locations became involved – despite being warned by Israel to stay out of it – they too were destroyed.

When one adds this to Israel’s incredible intelligence coup of last week the world can only view Israel as a truly eminent world power. Speaking of last week’s coup, the uncovering of Iran’s clandestine archives about their pursuit of nuclear weapons, demonstrated a material breach of the Iranian Nuclear Deal, as the Iranians had committed to full disclosure of past activities. When one hears from various pundits that the Iranians had kept to the deal, we know that is simply not true. They didn’t. They were caught breaking it. Rightfully, the deal is abrogated. And BARUCH HASHEM it is so!   

Iran using Syrian positions to attack Israel was precisely predicted when the ‘Iran Nuclear Deal’ was concluded a couple of years back. The Iranians used their massive, hundred billion dollar-plus windfall to wreak havoc throughout the Middle East, to work on perfecting their ballistic missile program, and fight proxy wars all over the region. By the way, ballistic missiles are only used to carry nuclear weapons. So it turns out that even the one benefit promised the world and Israel by the signing of the deal (eg. that the deal would stop Iran from pursuing ‘the bomb’) didn’t come to fruition either.

Prime Minister Netanyahu predicted all of these eventualities, articulated them, and fought vociferously against the deal from day one. He was not alone in being against the deal. All of Iran’s Sunni regional neighbors shared Israel’s rejection of the deal. The West was clearly tone deaf to their protestations. Perhaps the promise of billions of newly found Iranian dollars flowing into their coffers influenced their support of the deal? Or, more hopefully, they truly meant well and hoped that the Iranians would keep their word and modify their destructive behavior so as to reap the benefits of joining the civilized world. Alas, it has not played out that way.

It is very sad that Prime Minister Netanyahu was excoriated and continues to be excoriated for his refusal to go along with a fatally flawed deal, which would necessarily compromise Israel’s and indeed the entire Middle East’s security. It is sad that anti ‘Netanyahu-ism’ is the new form of the ever-evolving anti Semitism. The critics seem to forget that Prime Minister Netanyahu is the duly elected representative a liberal democracy, and by a wide majority.

The best part of this week was the official word that the US was withdrawing from the deal. Again, it is the Iranians who committed a material breach of the deal. But even if they had adhered to it completely it was a fatally flawed deal from the outset. Billions of dollars spent on proxy wars and the development of ballistic missiles while illegally archiving all of their nuclear weapons research clearly shows us that the Iranians are not people we should be dealing with. They must forswear their nuclear ambitions and their ballistic missile testing and their proxy wars and calling for Israel’s destruction etc etc etc. I know, I know… This Iranian regime probably won’t do it. If that’s the case they are responsible for the consequences. As opposed to what one is likely to hear from the likes of CNN the alternative to the deal is not necessarily war. It could be that the alternative is a good deal that insures security for the world. Hopefully, the economic incentives the US will present will prove to be convincing enough to the Iranians so war can be averted. In fact, I predict that dealing staunchly with the Iranians can only have positive consequences. If they are told that if they want the benefits of a civilized world they must act civilly, they are more likely to act civilly. If, on the other hand, they are richly rewarded for promising to hold off on developing nukes for a few years, we should not be surprised to see their behavior get worse.

At any rate, the coming together of so many positives at the same time is certainly a tremendous divine blessing. Regardless of one’s personal feelings about President Trump there is no question that he has demonstrated wisdom and moral courage (in standing up to some staunch allies and corporate interests) in this situation. Thank G-d Israel is one of the beneficiaries of his clear-sightedness. This is not the first time, and won’t be the last time that this administration shows true support for Israel. The Trump Administration deserves our acknowledgment and gratitude, as its policy moves have made our people and the world safer.   

Most importantly, Almighty G-d deserves our thanks and prayers for protecting us from our sworn enemies!

Looking Ahead…

Shavuot & Family Friday Night are Coming!

The Holiday of Shavuot marks the anniversary on which G-d gave the Jewish people the Torah. This is considered the single greatest event in all of history. To celebrate we make sure to attend the synagogue and listen to the Torah reading of the 10 Commandments (bring your friends, too). We also stay up (all night if possible) learning Torah, eat dairy meals, and joyously celebrate this awesome event. Please note the special services and times found in the shul Shavuot brochure.

It is of particular importance that children attend. To this end we will have special activities planned for their benefit.

We will celebrate Shavuot with great fanfare and joy! Following our inspirational services a grand dairy buffet (featuring an ice cream bar of epic proportions) will be served. We urge all of our friends to make plans now to join us on Sunday, May 20th and Monday, May 21st.

Additionally, we are offering gourmet community dinners on Shabbat Friday, May 18th, and Shavuot Saturday, May 19th. Please check our website for full details: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/Shavuos. Members and locals are $25 per adult and $10 per child (3-12). Guests are $36 and $18. Reservations are necessary to attend.

Women’s Rosh Chodesh Gathering - Challah Workshop

Rosh Chodesh Sivan - We will be hosting a challah bake at Chabad. Three Challah recipes 1. Nechama's Traditional Challah. 2. Honey Whole Wheat Challah. 3. Eggless Spelt Challah (vegan)   Learn braiding techniques (3-braid, 4-braid, 6-braid, round braid) and the mystical significance of the ingredients. Thursday May 17th at 7pm. The Challahs will be served at the Family Friday Night meal the next night 

Mommy & Me Going!

Six week Mommy and Me series has started. Every Friday morning at 10:00 am at Morah Chaya's house. Learn through play, art, and music.

Our Mommy & Me program is a series of innovative classes that allow parents and children to experience Jewish tradition in a stimulating, fun, and creative environment. It is designed to be a place where your child's imagination can soar, providing the foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

At Mommy & Me parents join their little ones for storytelling, puppetry, sensory activities, art, snack, song, and movement – all with Jewish themes. Children learn new skills and form their first friendships in a safe, warm, and nurturing environment. Parents love it too!

All children from birth through four years old are welcome.

Calendar Season Begins!

(& We Need YOUR Help)

We are getting an early start on our beautiful Jewish Art Calendar this year. Each year we have added more and more personalized content, reflecting greater community participation. This year we hope to include still more, but we need your help. When it comes to the ads, which is what enables us to send the calendars out for free to hundreds and hundreds of friends, we have found that when YOU help us sell ads, we truly prosper. Do you own or patronize a business that can use more exposure to our community? Those who help will receive free date dedications. Please contact Rabbi E for further information!

Barbecue Bounty is Coming…

This year’s Barbecue Bounty promises to be the best season ever as we are already hard at work making plans for YOUR enjoyment! The barbecue dinners will begin on Sunday, May 27th (Memorial Day Weekend) and continue on select Sundays in June and July. After the 9th of Av / Sunday, July 22nd, we go full bore till Labor Day. This year we are adding International Cuisine on Tuesdays, weekly Community Friday Night Dinners, and Steak Nights on Thursdays. Keep your eyes open as more information will be shared in the coming weeks.

Haftarah Overview

By Gabbai Harold Reisman

Yirmeyahu 16:19-17:14

The Parashah presents deep and intense contrasts - either the blessings of adherence to the Law or frightening curses for sinfulness.

The Haftarah continues with stark comparisons: "The heart is the most deceitful of all, and it is fragile - who can know it?" (v. 9)

The promise is clearly given: If the proper choices are made, the nation can be certain of Divine favor. The prophet's vision is that of the messianic age with all the world coming to knowledge of the Eternal One.

The Haftarah ends with a short prayer for healing: "Heal me, Hashem, only then shall I be healed. Save me, only then shall I be saved: for You are my praise." (v. 14) The prayer can be found as part of the 18 Benedictions of the prayer service where it is altered to the plural form. In sum, we cannot have it both ways. There are no secrets. There is a defined path and every individual must decide either on that correct path or one of his or her own choosing.

 

New JLI Course is AMAZING

What is?

Rethinking everything we know

about our universe

Imagine that you were able to rethink everything you knew about the universe, the laws of nature, your own consciousness, and the very idea of existence and reality. Imagine the new insights you will gain, the fresh perspective with which you will embark on the journey of life each morning.

What is? does exactly that. Drawing on the wisdom of Chassidic teaching, the most basic building blocks of existence are reexamined from the bottom up, revolutionizing our understanding of life, reality, and our place in the world.

Here are some of the highlights:

Lesson Four
Why does evil exist?

Why do bad things happen to good people? The question has been asked—and answered—for thousands of years. But even if we understood the purpose of evil, would this make it more palatable and acceptable? Would it aid us in our efforts to defeat evil?

Lesson Five
What is consciousness?

All injustice and strife, and even personal unhappiness, can be traced to selfishness. Yet self-esteem is essential for a healthy psyche and a productive life. To navigate this paradox, we first need to unravel the mystery of self-awareness: Where does our sense of self come from?

Lesson Six
Are we bound by fate?

If G-d already knows what we will do tomorrow, is our “free choice” nothing more than an illusion? And with so many powerful influences outside of our control—or even our awareness—influencing our choices, how “free” could they possibly be?

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Tanya – Chabad Chasidic Philosophy with Rabbi Elia

Tuesday: JLI ‘What is?’ – 7pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Thursday: Read Hebrew – 7pm (at shul)

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Rhonda Bloom, Tony French, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Ronald Lee Parker, Eugene Markovits, Sofia Tubis Lederer, Poppy Sam Alter, Max Litman, and all of those who have Yarzeit this week.

May Fran Sekela, and Roz Mintz be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

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

 

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 info@ChabadatLaCosta.com your request.

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 be your legacy?” 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.

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 RabbiE@ChabadatLaCosta.com to schedule an appointment today.

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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School Registration NO SCHOOL THIS WEEK

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Our students want to be here!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info. Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Storytime at Barnes and Noble

Thursdays 10:30-11:30 AM

1040 N El Camino Real # 104, Encinitas, CA 92024

All ages welcome.

Story Reading begins 10:30 AM followed by Chanukah Activity and treat.

Chaya@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information. 

To date more than 450 people have used the Chabad code this past year (2017)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that has been ‘growing’. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

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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.

 

Chabad Weekly Update 12th of Iyar 5778, April 27 '18

Message from the Rabbi
 

We are currently in middle of the most introspective period on the Jewish calendar, known as “the Omer”—the 49 days beginning on Passover, the festival of our freedom, and culminating with Shavuot, when we received the Ten Commandments.

Counting of the Omer is not only the simple act of connecting two major events from our early history, but is intended to recall how the original counting period actually served to bridge these events, transforming a group of simple slaves into a spiritually elevated people.

It began with Passover, the first step in our spiritual journey. Egypt at the time was the world center of immorality, slavery, and materialism— the antithesis of everything the new nation of Israel would stand for. So before anything else, G‑d commanded the Jews to pack their bags and flee.

Once they had left Egypt and severed their ties with its negative influences, they were externally free from the demons of Egypt but had not yet changed internally. Inside, they were exactly the same group of slaves. The inner change that would make them ready and worthy to receive the wisdom of G‑d’s Torah had not yet taken place.

To this end, they were instructed to count the days of the Omer—a transformational period during which they would cleanse and change themselves from within. Seven weeks of hard work and daily exercises in spiritual refinement. Only after completing this rigorous program, would they be considered ready and worthy to receive the Torah.

We, the descendants of the original Jews, still count the Omer annually, just like the very first time, to refine ourselves internally and prepare ourselves to recommit to the Torah on the holiday of Shavuot.

  Volume 19 Number 30, 12th of Iyar 5778, April 27 '18

Chabad Weekly Update - Special Simcha Edition

 

MAZEL TOV!

Three weeks ago Rabbi and Mrs Yossi and Muka Rodal had a healthy baby boy who they named Dovid Baruch Zev! The Eilfort and Rodal families are overwhelmed with Simcha and wish to celebrate this happy occasion with the entire community. Please join us THIS SHABBOS for a special Kiddush celebration.

Kiddush Sponsor

The Kiddush this Shabbos is being sponsored by Rabbi and Mrs. Yeruchem Eilfort in honor of the birth of their new grandson and the upcoming Anniversary of Rabbi Elia and Chaya Eilfort.  

Please join us for this wonderful weekly gathering!

Kiddush Sponsorship

The Beauty of Our Kiddush

Every week following services we enjoy a beautiful Kiddush luncheon together. Such an amazing Kiddush doesn’t create itself. Thank G-d, we have a dedicated Kiddush crew, led by Naomi Alter and including Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, the Rebbetzin, and several others, who make our Kiddush into something beautiful and enjoyable. But it takes more than willing hands to make the food. It also takes generous souls to sponsor the food. Without a sponsor the cost must come out of our operating budget, which is already stretched thin as it is.

If you have been a beneficiary of the Kiddush and haven’t sponsored it for a while please step forward now. Even if you have recently sponsored and kind find it in your heart to sponsor it again we need you. Kiddush sponsorship starts at $180. But if you want something a bit more lavish with more variety you can add to that amount, and it is all, very much, appreciated. It is also a very big blessing that you have facilitated ‘Oneg Shabbat’ (the enjoyment of Shabbos) for the entire congregation! Our Shabbat prayers describe the special blessings achieved by such generosity!

Thank you and G-d bless!

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Looking Ahead…

Pesach Sheini – The Second Passover – THIS Sunday

Sunday, April 29th, is Pesach Sheini / the Second Passover. When G-d commanded the Children of Israel to bring the Passover sacrifice only those who were in a state of ritual purity were allowed to do so. While being ritually impure disqualified one from bringing sacrifices or to enter the Tabernacle / Holy Temple, it was not attained via sinfulness. In fact, it was entirely possible to become ritually impure BECAUSE of doing a Mitzvah. For instance, if one sees to the final needs of someone this would render him ritually impure, as coming in contact with a dead body causes ritual impurity.

When G-d commanded that the Passover Sacrifice be brought some people, through no fault of their own, were ritually impure. They came to Moses with a complaint / demand. The said, “Why should we lose out etc.” They were upset that they didn’t have the opportunity to bring the Passover Sacrifice! Moses did not know what to do with them or how to answer their complaint. The Almighty therefore decreed that there would be a Pesach Sheini – a Second Passover for their benefit so they could bring the Passover Sacrifice in a ritual state of purity.

Imagine that!

Because of the desire of Jews to do another Mitzvah Hashem transformed an otherwise mundane day into a holy day.

To commemorate this awesome achievement brought about due to what is known as ‘an arousal from below’ we have the custom to eat Matzah on Pesach Sheini. One does not have to eradicate all of his Chametz / Leavening for the Second Passover. All one has to do is to eat a bit of Matzah. It can even be eaten between two slices of bread. This means in a certain respect the Kedusha / Holiness of Pesach Sheini surpasses even that of Pesach.

It clearly demonstrates how much the Holy One, blessed be He, loves when His children (us) want to enhance our connection to Him. It shows that we humans have the G-dly ability to transform the mundane into the holy. Indeed, that is our job. Now go and do it!

Israel Fest THIS Sunday – Come & Say “Hi!” at our Chabad Booth!

Join our San Diego Jewish community in celebrating Yom Ha'atzmaut - Israeli Independence day! In honor of Israel's 70th we are hosting our biggest celebration yet!

April 29, 2018

11:00am-3:00pm

Ingram Plaza at Liberty Station

2751 Dewey Rd, San Diego, CA 92106

Vendor/organizational booths will be back again this year. For more information, contact us at 858.737.7148 or israelfest@jewishfederationsandiego.org.

·         Registration is required to attend the Festival.  Pre-register to avoid long lines.

·         To ensure the safety of our guests, everyone entering the Festival will be required to go through security wanding and have their bags checked.

·         We’d love for you to wear blue and white to help celebrate!

·         Israel Fest is a pet-free event.  Please leave your pets at home (official service animals accepted).

·         Seating in the entertainment area is very limited.  We encourage you to bring blankets to sit on for the closest view.

·         Kosher food and artisan products will be available for purchase.  Remember to bring your wallet!

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PARKING

Israel Fest parking is in Lot J or surrounding street parking.  All parking is first-come, first-served. Passengers can be dropped off at the Festival Entrance on Cushing Street. Please obey all parking signs to avoid being ticketed or towed away.

Log onto https://jewishinsandiego.org/israelfest to register and for further information.

Lag B’Omer Fun @ Shul (NOT THE BEACH) This Year!

Join us on Thursday, May 3rd as we celebrate Lag B’Omer / 33rd day of the Omer. The period of time between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot are considered sad due to the horrible plague that struck down 24,000 students of Rabbi Akiva. On Lag B’Omer they dying stopped and so we celebrate! Additionally, Lag B’Omer is the Yarzeit of the author of the Zohar, Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. He asked that the day of his passing be celebrated. This may seem strange until we understand that upon passing the soul ascends to a higher spiritual level and basks in the Divine Radiance. This is particularly true of the soul of a Tzaddik / Saint, whose influence in this world is said to increase after his physical passing.

To celebrate this awesome day we will be offering a cookout at the shul. In addition to lots of great food (burgers, hotdogs, salads, fries, desserts etc.) we will share stories, songs, and special activities for the children (see next article). Reservations are greatly appreciated.

The cost for members and locals is $18 per adult and $10 per child (3-12). The cost for out of town guests is $22 and $12.

C-Kids Let’s Chalk Kindness

Thursday, May 3rd from 5-7pm. Bring a friend!

Spread kindness through street art! Experiment with cool forms of chalk to paint a neighborhood mural with messages of inspiration and friendship. Then continue the fun by creating "pay it forward" baskets to place good deeds and keep them growing!

Mommy & Me Starting-up!

Starting April 27 at 10:00 am. 6 week mommy and me series. Every Friday morning at 10:00 am at Morah Chaya's house.    Learn through play,  art, and music.

Our Mommy & Me program is a series of innovative classes that allow parents and children to experience Jewish tradition in a stimulating, fun, and creative environment. It is designed to be a place where your child's imagination can soar, providing the foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

At Mommy & Me parents join their little ones for storytelling, puppetry, sensory activities, art, snack, song, and movement – all with Jewish themes. Children learn new skills and form their first friendships in a safe, warm, and nurturing environment. Parents love it too!

All children from birth through four years old are welcome.

Calendar Season Begins!

(& We Need YOUR Help)

We are getting an early start on our beautiful Jewish Art Calendar this year. Each year we have added more and more personalized content, reflecting greater community participation. This year we hope to include still more, but we need your help. When it comes to the ads, which is what enables us to send the calendars out for free to hundreds and hundreds of friends, we have found that when YOU help us sell ads, we truly prosper. Do you own or patronize a business that can use more exposure to our community? Those who help will receive free date dedications. Please contact Rabbi E for further information!

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 be your legacy?” 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.

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 RabbiE@ChabadatLaCosta.com to schedule an appointment today.

Haftarah Overview

By Gabbai Harold Reisman

Amos  9:7-15

The Parashah states that living in Israel is dependent upon adherence to Torah and mitzvahs. The Haftarah clarifies the distinction and heavy burden placed upon the people Israel. The text has a jarring phrase: Israel is like "the children of the Cushites [to Him]." Is Israel so special?

Israel is different, but how and why? What is clear is that our selection transcends our righteousness (or lack of same). Basically we must conclude that selection itself remains a mystery. The Jews can rebel, but cannot separate. The covenant has mysterious elements but our responsibilities and duties remain clear. Our actions can strengthen or weaken the eternal bond and our choice will determine closeness or separateness with the Eternal. The unique status of separation from the nations will assure the continuing ability to survive and thrive.

New JLI Course is AMAZING

What is?

Rethinking everything we know

about our universe

Imagine that you were able to rethink everything you knew about the universe, the laws of nature, your own consciousness, and the very idea of existence and reality. Imagine the new insights you will gain, the fresh perspective with which you will embark on the journey of life each morning.

What is? does exactly that. Drawing on the wisdom of Chassidic teaching, the most basic building blocks of existence are reexamined from the bottom up, revolutionizing our understanding of life, reality, and our place in the world.

Here are some of the highlights:

Lesson Two
Is Time Travel Possible?

Is time the engine that drives the whole of existence, or is it just a product of our subjective experience? If the future is impenetrable, the past irretrievable, and the present moment too fleeting to meaningfully inhabit, what part of our lives can we call our own?

Lesson Three
Why does evil exist?

Why do bad things happen to good people? The question has been asked—and answered—for thousands of years. But even if we understood the purpose of evil, would this make it more palatable and acceptable? Would it aid us in our efforts to defeat evil?

Lesson Four
Who is G-d?

What are we talking about when we talk about G-d? Is “G-d” just a word we use when we can’t explain something? If G-d cannot be explained or described, does this not render the concept of “belief in G-d” completely meaningless?

Lesson Five
What is consciousness?

All injustice and strife, and even personal unhappiness, can be traced to selfishness. Yet self-esteem is essential for a healthy psyche and a productive life. To navigate this paradox, we first need to unravel the mystery of self-awareness: Where does our sense of self come from?

Lesson Six
Are we bound by fate?

If G-d already knows what we will do tomorrow, is our “free choice” nothing more than an illusion? And with so many powerful influences outside of our control—or even our awareness—influencing our choices, how “free” could they possibly be?

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Tanya – Chabad Chasidic Philosophy with Rabbi Elia

Tuesday: JLI ‘What is?’ – 7pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Jessica Estrin, Jordan Mintz, Sam Estrin, Shayna Steelman, Alexa Horowitz, Chava Eilfort, Ashley Rack, Jacob Rozansky, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Laish Baram, and all of those who have Yarzeit this week.

May Fran Sekela, and Roz Mintz be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

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

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 info@ChabadatLaCosta.com 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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School Registration

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Our students want to be here!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info. Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Storytime at Barnes and Noble

Thursdays 10:30-11:30 AM

1040 N El Camino Real # 104, Encinitas, CA 92024

All ages welcome.

Story Reading begins 10:30 AM followed by Chanukah Activity and treat.

Chaya@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

To date more than 450 people have used the Chabad code this past year (2017)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that has been ‘growing’. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

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

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

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Your referrals are appreciated.

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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.

 

Chabad Weekly Update Passover Edition 6th of Nissan 5778, 22nd of March '18

 

Message from the Rabbi
 

Abuja, Nigeria; Albuquerque, N.M.; Almaty, Kazakhstan; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Athens, Greece; Auckland, New Zealand. So reads the first line of the pages-long list of destinations where Chabad’s young and energetic “Roving Rabbis” will be spending Passover.

Sure, they’d savor the Seder at home, relishing Mom’s chicken soup and Bubby’s apple compote. But there are Jews waiting for them all over the world, and they consider it an honor and a pleasure to do what they can to help their fellow Jews celebrate Passover.

You don’t have to look far to find Jews who would like a seat at the Seder table. Some friendly Facebooks posts, resourceful phone calls and old-fashioned supermarket chats are sure to expand your guest list.

And if you yourself are in need of a place, don’t be a stranger. Contact us or your closest Chabad center. We’re waiting for your call!

P.S.: In case you were wondering, the final destinations on the list are Vilnius, Lithuania; Wailuku, Hawaii; and Zaporozhe and Zhitomir, Ukraine.

  Volume 19 Number 25, 6th of Nissan 5778, 22nd of March '18

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Special Shabbat – Please Join Us

This Shabbat is called Shabbat HaGadol, the Great Shabbat. Why is it so great? This was the day that the Jews set aside a lamb that would be used for their Passover Sacrifice / Korban Pesach. This started the process of the Exodus from Egypt! The Jews were no longer intimidated by the Egyptians, who worshipped the lamb, but instead courageously did as they were instructed by the Almighty. The merit of this willingness to sacrifice the self in the service of G-d is considered a great merit for the Children of Israel, which made them worthy of redemption.

There will be a special sermon this week as the Rabbi will discuss last-minute preparations for the holiday.  

No Kiddush This Week Only in Preparation for Passover

Kiddush Sponsorship

The Beauty of Our Kiddush

Every week following services we enjoy a beautiful Kiddush luncheon together. Such an amazing Kiddush doesn’t create itself. Thank G-d, we have a dedicated Kiddush crew, led by Naomi Alter and including Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, the Rebbetzin, and several others, who make our Kiddush into something beautiful and enjoyable. But it takes more than willing hands to make the food. It also takes generous souls to sponsor the food. Without a sponsor the cost must come out of our operating budget, which is already stretched thin as it is.

If you have been a beneficiary of the Kiddush and haven’t sponsored it for a while please step forward now. Even if you have recently sponsored and kind find it in your heart to sponsor it again we need you. Kiddush sponsorship starts at $180. But if you want something a bit more lavish with more variety you can add to that amount, and it is all, very much, appreciated. It is also a very big blessing that you have facilitated ‘Oneg Shabbat’ (the enjoyment of Shabbos) for the entire congregation! Our Shabbat prayers describe the special blessings achieved by such generosity!

Thank you and G-d bless!

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Special Pesach Fund – PLEASE HELP

At this time of year it is has been a long-standing tradition amongst Jews the world over to give extra charity to help the poor for Passover. Passover needs tend to be more costly than some families can afford. It is for this reason that Chabad at La Costa will again be raising money for distribution. This fund is called “Ma’ot Chitim,” which literally means money for bread.

We need you to be as generous as you can to help the less fortunate Jews here and abroad. Perhaps you can donate $180 so a family can be sponsored for our communal Seder? Please go online and use the secure donation link at www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/donate.

G-d promises those who give charity that it as if they have made a personal loan to the Almighty, and He always pays back, with interest!

Looking Ahead…

C-Kids Junior Matzah Chef!

THIS SUNDAY

With Passover, the Festival of Freedom, just around the corner, it’s never too early to start freeing your imagination, and your taste buds, with exciting new Seder menu ideas that are sure to keep the whole family awake and at the table until desert—or the Afikoman!

Announcing…

On March 25 at 10am, join us at Chabad Coastal Hebrew School as we take traditional Pesach foods on a 3,000 year journey from Goshen, Egypt to North County S. Diego, and a whole new world of culinary possibilities. Think pears and cinnamon charoset. Peanut butter-marshmallow matzah. And apple infused grape juice.

 The sky is the limit as kids join together in teams to create some of the most innovative and imaginative Pesach recipes in Jewish history.

Curious to discover what’s possible when kids unleash their creativity in the kitchen? Find out now and sign up your by contacting Chaya at 7865438772 or chayeilfort@gmail.com

Passover Plans ‘18

Chabad at La Costa will again be offering a full array of Passover activities designed to educate the Jewish residents of North County in an engaging and meaningful way while encouraging additional observance of the special Passover traditions.

Chabad will be hosting a complete schedule of joyous and meaningful holiday services.

The highlight of the holiday are the warm and traditional Sedarim (traditional Passover meals). When the rabbis, of blessed memory, codified the Seder, they managed to create the ultimate in interactive learning opportunities. The hands-on approach of the Seder, and the inclusive nature of the narrative, ensures that everyone – particularly the children – have a meaningful experience that will not only make a strong positive impression now, but will create positive lifelong memories. Everyone is invited to partake of our home-cooked, Kosher for Passover, Sedarim. Information and reservations can be made by visiting www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/Passover.

Sell Your Chametz

If you would like the Rabbi to arrange to have your Chametz sold please respond immediately to this message and include the following information:

Name:

Address:

Location of Chametz:

Phone:

Email Address:

Hand-Baked Shmurah Matzah

If you would like hand-baked Shmurah Matzah to use at your Seder please respond immediately to this message. We have a limited amount of it available for $15 per pound.

Fast of the First Born and Siyum

All first-born males are required to fast on Erev Pesach as they were miraculously spared when the 10th Plague struck the Egyptian first-born. However, we offer a Siyum, which is the conclusion of the section of Talmud, on Friday morning after services (starting time is 8am) so that the fast may be avoided. If you plan on joining us please let us know by responding to this message.

Passover Schedule

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Formal search for Chametz after nightfall

 

Friday, March 30, 2018

Fast of the First Born

Finish Eating Chametz before 10:47am

Burn Chametz before 11:50am

 

1st Seder Night

Light Candles at 6:50pm

Evening Services: 6:30pm

Community Seder: 7pm

 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

1st Day of Passover

Morning Services: 10am

Evening Services: 7:30pm

 

2nd Seder Night

Light Candles* after 7:46pm

Community Seder: 8pm

 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

2nd Day of Passover

Morning Services: 10am

Holiday Ends at 7:46pm

 

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Light Candles at 6:54pm

Evening Services at 6:30pm

 

Friday, April 6, 2018

Seventh Day of Passover

Morning Services at 10am

Evening Services at 6:30pm

Light Candles* at 6:55pm

 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Final Day of Passover

Morning Services at 10:00am

Yizkor Memorial Service at 12pm

Meal of Moshiach at 6:00pm

Passover Ends at 7:51pm

Note: Candle lighting times are for Carlsbad, CA only.

For other areas, visit www.ChabadatLaCosta.com/times.

*From pre-existing flame.

Haftarah Overview

By Gabbai Harold Reisman

Malachi  3:4-24

This Shabbat is called Shabbat HaGadol because the process of Redemption from Egypt began on the 10th of Nissan - a Shabbat that year.

The Haftarah speaks of the Redemption or the Exodus but it does not explicitly mention Pesach. Verse 10 speaks of tithes and rewards for adherence to such contributions. This may be an indirect reference to obedience prior to and during the Exodus. Later in the Haftarah, the prophet details punishment and reward. Verse 23 is repeated, "Behold I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and awesome day of HaShem". May our actions during this coming holiday be the actual harbinger of that marvelous event.

The final phrases (v. 16-18) are a clear warning to the leaders of Israel which relate to actions the year round. These negatives must be avoided not only on Pesach, but through the entire year.

New JLI Course Beginning in April

What is?

Rethinking everything we know

about our universe

Imagine that you were able to rethink everything you knew about the universe, the laws of nature, your own consciousness, and the very idea of existence and reality. Imagine the new insights you will gain, the fresh perspective with which you will embark on the journey of life each morning.

What is? does exactly that. Drawing on the wisdom of Chassidic teaching, the most basic building blocks of existence are reexamined from the bottom up, revolutionizing our understanding of life, reality, and our place in the world.

Here are some of the highlights:

Lesson One
Is the World Real?

Everything that we experience, we experience inside our heads, leading to the intriguing question: Maybe there is no existence outside of our minds? But perhaps a more fundamental question would be: What practical difference does it make if the world is real or not?

Lesson Two
Is Time Travel Possible?

Is time the engine that drives the whole of existence, or is it just a product of our subjective experience? If the future is impenetrable, the past irretrievable, and the present moment too fleeting to meaningfully inhabit, what part of our lives can we call our own?

Lesson Three
Why does evil exist?

Why do bad things happen to good people? The question has been asked—and answered—for thousands of years. But even if we understood the purpose of evil, would this make it more palatable and acceptable? Would it aid us in our efforts to defeat evil?

Lesson Four
Who is G-d?

What are we talking about when we talk about G-d? Is “G-d” just a word we use when we can’t explain something? If G-d cannot be explained or described, does this not render the concept of “belief in G-d” completely meaningless?

Lesson Five
What is consciousness?

All injustice and strife, and even personal unhappiness, can be traced to selfishness. Yet self-esteem is essential for a healthy psyche and a productive life. To navigate this paradox, we first need to unravel the mystery of self-awareness: Where does our sense of self come from?

Lesson Six
Are we bound by fate?

If G-d already knows what we will do tomorrow, is our “free choice” nothing more than an illusion? And with so many powerful influences outside of our control—or even our awareness—influencing our choices, how “free” could they possibly be?

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Tanya – Chabad Chasidic Philosophy with Rabbi Elia

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

Wednesday: Torah Portion of the Week & Pesach Seder Primer – 7:30pm

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Freida Sarah Fenton, Arnold Tubis, Jeffrey Horowitz, Roz Mintz, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Anne Osher, Rebecca Glovsky, Steven Beck, Julie Brunelle, and all of those who have Yarzeit this week.

May Fran Sekela, and Roz Mintz be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

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

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 info@ChabadatLaCosta.com 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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School Registration

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Our students want to be here!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info. Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Storytime at Barnes and Noble

Thursdays 10:30-11:30 AM

1040 N El Camino Real # 104, Encinitas, CA 92024

All ages welcome.

Story Reading begins 10:30 AM followed by Chanukah Activity and treat.

Chaya@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

To date more than 450 people have used the Chabad code this past year (2017)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that has been ‘growing’. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

Please Patronize Our Sponsors

Your Chabad Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker

Jonathan Rozansky is a licensed realtor and mortgage professional.

Whether you are Selling, Buying or Refinancing your home, do not proceed without calling Jonathan Rozansky 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

jon@rozanskyteam.com

www.rozanskyteam.com

DRE. # 01754457

NMLS ID : 315987

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

www.MedigapExpress.com

Ron@RonLewisInsurance.com

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

Joseph@DreamHomeCinema.com

Energy, Health, Weight Loss

I help people get resultswith having more energy, losing weightand improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-63+5-3405. For free samples, including Power Breakfast, call me or fill out contact info at www.FeelGreatSamples.com. For Skin Care samples, www.MySkinCareSurvey.com.

Your referrals are appreciated.

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.

Chabad Weekly Update 29th of Adar 5778, March 16th '18

Message from the Rabbi
 

This week we begin reading from the Book of Vayikra (Leviticus). Unlike the first two books which are preoccupied with narrative, this book is mainly a series of prophetic lectures from G-d to Moses, detailing the laws governing the sacrificial rites in the Temple.

Each lengthy communication begins with a general introduction, “And G-d spoke to Moses, saying.” But within a single Divine monologue there are breaks in the physical text of the Torah scroll. A paragraph break in the Torah, as in any text, signals the end of one scene and the beginning of another. Why does the Torah interrupt G-d’s speech with a textual division if He is still talking to Moses?

The simplest explanation is often the best. And here that explanation is that although G-d was in the middle of one communication, He made frequent pauses to allow Moses time to digest the avalanche of intricate laws he was receiving.

So the message I leave you with this week is to not be afraid to ask for silence, to pause and think about what you experienced or learned yesterday, so you can be prepared for whatever lies on tomorrow’s horizon.

  Volume 19 Number 24, 29th of Adar 5778, March 16th '18

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Minyans Needed – Please Participate

Rabbi Eilfort needs a Minyan for his mother’s Yarzeit Monday morning at 8am, and Monday evening at 6:30pm. If you are able to help with any/all of these services please respond to this message as soon as possible. Thank you in advance and G-d bless!

Special Shabbat – Please Join Us

This Shabbat is also Rosh Chodesh Nissan, the month of Miracles because Passover occurs during this month. Not only will we be reading the portion of VaYikra, but we will also be reading Parshat HaChodesh, which details when the Almighty commanded the Jews to sanctify this month and all subsequent months. In addition we will be reading about the sacrifice that was brought on Rosh Chodesh. That means we will be using three (3) Torahs! Lots and lots of specialness this week. Please join us for this special time!

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by Rabbi and Mrs Eilfort in honor of the Yarzeit of Raizel Fylah Eilfort (Rabbi’s mother). It is also being sponsored by Sheila Lebovitz in honor of the Yarzeit of her late husband Norman Lebovitz.    

A full, gourmet lunch will be served.

Everyone is invited to join us for this beautiful weekly gathering.

Kiddush Sponsorship

The Beauty of Our Kiddush

Every week following services we enjoy a beautiful Kiddush luncheon together. Such an amazing Kiddush doesn’t create itself. Thank G-d, we have a dedicated Kiddush crew, led by Naomi Alter and including Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, the Rebbetzin, and several others, who make our Kiddush into something beautiful and enjoyable. But it takes more than willing hands to make the food. It also takes generous souls to sponsor the food. Without a sponsor the cost must come out of our operating budget, which is already stretched thin as it is.

If you have been a beneficiary of the Kiddush and haven’t sponsored it for a while please step forward now. Even if you have recently sponsored and kind find it in your heart to sponsor it again we need you. Kiddush sponsorship starts at $180. But if you want something a bit more lavish with more variety you can add to that amount, and it is all, very much, appreciated. It is also a very big blessing that you have facilitated ‘Oneg Shabbat’ (the enjoyment of Shabbos) for the entire congregation! Our Shabbat prayers describe the special blessings achieved by such generosity!

Thank you and G-d bless!

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Looking Ahead…

Rosh Chodesh Women's Circle – THIS SUNDAY

Let's Wine About It with Aaron Alter - think all Kosher wine is cloyingly sweet? Enjoy an evening of wine, women, and song. Sunday, March 18th 7:30pm. Call for location (Alter's home). Learn a Passover Seder song, enjoy classical music, bring donations for Polinsky Children Center.

C-Kids Junior Matzah Chef!

With Passover, the Festival of Freedom, just around the corner, it’s never too early to start freeing your imagination, and your taste buds, with exciting new Seder menu ideas that are sure to keep the whole family awake and at the table until desert—or the Afikoman!

Announcing…

On March 25 at 10am, join us at Chabad Coastal Hebrew School as we take traditional Pesach foods on a 3,000 year journey from Goshen, Egypt to North County S. Diego, and a whole new world of culinary possibilities. Think pears and cinnamon charoset. Peanut butter-marshmallow matzah. And apple infused grape juice.

 The sky is the limit as kids join together in teams to create some of the most innovative and imaginative Pesach recipes in Jewish history.

Curious to discover what’s possible when kids unleash their creativity in the kitchen? Find out now and sign up your by contacting Chaya at 7865438772 or chayeilfort@gmail.com

Passover Plans ‘18

Chabad at La Costa will again be offering a full array of Passover activities designed to educate the Jewish residents of North County in an engaging and meaningful way while encouraging additional observance of the special Passover traditions.

Chabad will be hosting a complete schedule of joyous and meaningful holiday services (holiday flyer mailed today).

The highlight of the holiday are the warm and traditional Sedarim (traditional Passover meals). When the rabbis, of blessed memory, codified the Seder, they managed to create the ultimate in interactive learning opportunities. The hands-on approach of the Seder, and the inclusive nature of the narrative, ensures that everyone – particularly the children – have a meaningful experience that will not only make a strong positive impression now, but will create positive lifelong memories. Everyone is invited to partake of our home-cooked, Kosher for Passover, Sedarim. Information and reservations can be made by visiting www.ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Special Pesach Fund

At this time of year it is has been a long-standing tradition amongst Jews the world over to give extra charity to help the poor for Passover. Passover needs tend to be more costly than some families can afford. It is for this reason that Chabad at La Costa will again be raising money for distribution. This fund is called “Ma’ot Chitim,” which literally means money for bread.

We need you to be as generous as you can to help the less fortunate Jews here and abroad. Perhaps you can donate $108 so a family can be sponsored for our communal Seder? Please go online and use the secure donation link at www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. G-d promises those who give charity that it as if they have made a personal loan to the Almighty, and He always pays back, with interest!

Haftarah Overview

By Gabbai Harold Reisman

Ezekiel  45:16-46:18

Rosh Chodesh Nissan is the time for mental and physical preparation for the Pesach festival. Both mind and body must be involved. The Haftarah details essential needs and works of the "Prince in Israel". While one cannot perform rituals prescribed for the Temple, the lessons and admonitions are clear. The many and complex preparations then can be mirrored by mental and physical preparations now. While many of the steps in the Haftarah cannot be acted upon, we can substitute both in our homes (physically) and in our minds (mentally) those acts of purification which are possible now in the modern world.

The final phrases (v. 16-18) are a clear warning to the leaders of Israel which relate to actions the year round. These negatives must be avoided not only on Pesach, but through the entire year.

New JLI Course Beginning in April

What is?

Rethinking everything we know

about our universe

Imagine that you were able to rethink everything you knew about the universe, the laws of nature, your own consciousness, and the very idea of existence and reality. Imagine the new insights you will gain, the fresh perspective with which you will embark on the journey of life each morning.

What is? does exactly that. Drawing on the wisdom of Chassidic teaching, the most basic building blocks of existence are reexamined from the bottom up, revolutionizing our understanding of life, reality, and our place in the world.

Here are some of the highlights:

Lesson One
Is the World Real?

Everything that we experience, we experience inside our heads, leading to the intriguing question: Maybe there is no existence outside of our minds? But perhaps a more fundamental question would be: What practical difference does it make if the world is real or not?

Lesson Two
Is Time Travel Possible?

Is time the engine that drives the whole of existence, or is it just a product of our subjective experience? If the future is impenetrable, the past irretrievable, and the present moment too fleeting to meaningfully inhabit, what part of our lives can we call our own?

Lesson Three
Why does evil exist?

Why do bad things happen to good people? The question has been asked—and answered—for thousands of years. But even if we understood the purpose of evil, would this make it more palatable and acceptable? Would it aid us in our efforts to defeat evil?

Lesson Four
Who is G-d?

What are we talking about when we talk about G-d? Is “G-d” just a word we use when we can’t explain something? If G-d cannot be explained or described, does this not render the concept of “belief in G-d” completely meaningless?

Lesson Five
What is consciousness?

All injustice and strife, and even personal unhappiness, can be traced to selfishness. Yet self-esteem is essential for a healthy psyche and a productive life. To navigate this paradox, we first need to unravel the mystery of self-awareness: Where does our sense of self come from?

Lesson Six
Are we bound by fate?

If G-d already knows what we will do tomorrow, is our “free choice” nothing more than an illusion? And with so many powerful influences outside of our control—or even our awareness—influencing our choices, how “free” could they possibly be?

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Tanya – Chabad Chasidic Philosophy with Rabbi Elia

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

Wednesday: Torah Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Special Wishes

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

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

WE REMEMBER Ronnie Eilfort, and all of those who have Yarzeit this week.

May Fran Sekela, and Roz Mintz be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

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

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 info@ChabadatLaCosta.com 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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School Registration

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Our students want to be here!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info. Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Storytime at Barnes and Noble

Thursdays 10:30-11:30 AM

1040 N El Camino Real # 104, Encinitas, CA 92024

All ages welcome.

Story Reading begins 10:30 AM followed by Chanukah Activity and treat.

Chaya@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

To date more than 450 people have used the Chabad code this past year (2017)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that has been ‘growing’. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

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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.

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

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*Family Room Surround

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*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz: 760-415-8742

Joseph@DreamHomeCinema.com

Energy, Health, Weight Loss

I help people get resultswith having more energy, losing weightand improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-63+5-3405. For free samples, including Power Breakfast, call me or fill out contact info at www.FeelGreatSamples.com. For Skin Care samples, www.MySkinCareSurvey.com.

Your referrals are appreciated.

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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.

Chabad Weekly Update 21st of Adar 5778, March 8th '18

Message from the Rabbi
 

An elderly, wealthy gentleman fingered his top-quality woolen vest and told his children how he had struck it rich.

"It was 1932, the Great Depression had well and truly hit, and I was down to my last nickel."

"I invested that nickel in an apple, which I spent the entire day polishing. At the end of the day, I sold the apple for 10 cents."

"The next morning, I bought two apples with that 10 cents. I spent the entire day polishing them and sold them at 5:00 pm for 20 cents. I continued this system for a month, at the end of which I'd accumulated a grand savings of $1.37 (after spending most of my profit on necessities and more apple inventory)."

"Then my wife's grandfather died and left us two million dollars."


It's easy to believe that our actions determine the outcome of our business dealings. We mistakenly take ownership of all our successes and failures, walking tall when we succeed but becoming highly self-critical when we fail.

In truth, our financial standing is entirely out of our hands. The Talmud teaches that one's livelihood is predetermined at the onset of the Jewish year (Rosh Hashanah), and that everything other than moral choice is in the hands of Heaven.

In this week’s Torah portion, we are instructed to work for six days but rest on the seventh—Shabbat. The Torah uses the passive expression, “Six days a week work shall be done,” rather than simply, “You shall work.”

Why?

To teach us that work should be a passive experience. This does not mean one shouldn't actively pursue a means of earning a living. The Torah certainly wants us to work hard and create a channel for G‑d's blessing. But we shouldn't take the results of our efforts so seriously. Results are strictly in His hands.

So, go ahead, take a deep breath, relax, and place our bundle down on G‑d's wagon. Then, just have a little faith in the “Wagon Driver,” and He will take good care of us all.

  Volume 19 Number 23, 21st of Adar 5778, March 8th '18

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Minyans Needed – Please Participate

A Minyan is needed Saturday Night at 6:45pm, Sunday Morning at 8:30am, and Sunday Evening at 6:30pm. If you are able to help with any/all of these services please respond to this message as soon as possible. Thank you in advance and G-d bless!

Shabbat Across America

Jewish people across Ameria will be celebrating this shabbat together. Call to enjoy a private Shabbat with the Rabbi's family on Friday, March 9th.

Daylight Savings Time - Remember the Clock SPRINGS Forward Saturday Night / Sunday Morning

Special Shabbat – Please Join Us

This Shabbat is called Shabbat Mevorchim as we will be blessing the upcoming Month of Nissan. It is also Shabbat Chazak, as we will be completing the Book of Exodus. And it is also called Parshat Parah, as we will be reading a special Maftir in preparation for the Passover holiday, which is officially ‘around the corner.’ Lots and lots of specialness this week. Please join us for this special time!

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by Ilyse Loven in honor of her Refuah Shelaimah after surgery and in honor of her new shul, Chabad at La Costa.  

Everyone is invited to join us for this beautiful weekly gathering! 

Kiddush Sponsorship

The Beauty of Our Kiddush

Every week following services we enjoy a beautiful Kiddush luncheon together. Such an amazing Kiddush doesn’t create itself. Thank G-d, we have a dedicated Kiddush crew, led by Naomi Alter and including Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, the Rebbetzin, and several others, who make our Kiddush into something beautiful and enjoyable. But it takes more than willing hands to make the food. It also takes generous souls to sponsor the food. Without a sponsor the cost must come out of our operating budget, which is already stretched thin as it is.

If you have been a beneficiary of the Kiddush and haven’t sponsored it for a while please step forward now. Even if you have recently sponsored and kind find it in your heart to sponsor it again we need you. Kiddush sponsorship starts at $180. But if you want something a bit more lavish with more variety you can add to that amount, and it is all, very much, appreciated. It is also a very big blessing that you have facilitated ‘Oneg Shabbat’ (the enjoyment of Shabbos) for the entire congregation! Our Shabbat prayers describe the special blessings achieved by such generosity!

Thank you and G-d bless!

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Looking Ahead…

Rosh Chodesh Women's Circle

Let's Wine About It with Aaron Alter - think all Kosher wine is cloyingly sweet? Enjoy an evening of wine, women, and song. Sunday, March 18th 7:30pm. Call for  location (Alter's house). Learn a Passover Seder song, enjoy classical music, bring donations for Polinsky Children Center.

C-Kids Junior Matzah Chef!

With Passover, the Festival of Freedom, just around the corner, it’s never too early to start freeing your imagination, and your taste buds, with exciting new Seder menu ideas that are sure to keep the whole family awake and at the table until desert—or the Afikoman!

Announcing…

On March 25 at 10am, join us at Chabad Coastal Hebrew School as we take traditional Pesach foods on a 3,000 year journey from Goshen, Egypt to North County S. Diego, and a whole new world of culinary possibilities. Think pears and cinnamon charoset. Peanut butter-marshmallow matzah. And apple infused grape juice.

 The sky is the limit as kids join together in teams to create some of the most innovative and imaginative Pesach recipes in Jewish history.

Curious to discover what’s possible when kids unleash their creativity in the kitchen? Find out now and sign up your by contacting Chaya at 7865438772 or chayeilfort@gmail.com

Passover Plans ‘18

Chabad at La Costa will again be offering a full array of Passover activities designed to educate the Jewish residents of North County in an engaging and meaningful way while encouraging additional observance of the special Passover traditions.

Chabad will be hosting a complete schedule of joyous and meaningful holiday services (holiday flyer to be mailed).

The highlight of the holiday are the warm and traditional Sedarim (traditional Passover meals). When the rabbis, of blessed memory, codified the Seder, they managed to create the ultimate in interactive learning opportunities. The hands-on approach of the Seder, and the inclusive nature of the narrative, ensures that everyone – particularly the children – have a meaningful experience that will not only make a strong positive impression now, but will create positive lifelong memories. Everyone is invited to partake of our home-cooked, Kosher for Passover, Sedarim. Information and reservations can be made by visiting www.ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Special Pesach Fund

At this time of year it is has been a long-standing tradition amongst Jews the world over to give extra charity to help the poor for Passover. Passover needs tend to be more costly than some families can afford. It is for this reason that Chabad at La Costa will again be raising money for distribution. This fund is called “Ma’ot Chitim,” which literally means money for bread.

We need you to be as generous as you can to help the less fortunate Jews here and abroad. Perhaps you can donate $108 so a family can be sponsored for our communal Seder? Please go online and use the secure donation link at www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. G-d promises those who give charity that it as if they have made a personal loan to the Almighty, and He always pays back, with interest!

Haftarah Overview

By Gabbai Harold Reisman

Ezekiel  36:16-37 (some add 38)

Shabbat Parah is the third of four special Shabbatot which precede Pesach. The main point and message is the need - even requirement - to purify oneself before Pesach. One must be ritually pure to partake of the Pesach offering. The prophet Ezekiel emphasizes that physical purification can transform one's spiritual condition in a very positive way.

The condition of exile brought about by national sinning is not an indication of Hashem's weakness or inability to act. In fact, the exile and any other punishment is an act that is concurrent with purification. After undergoing such a trial - and understanding its meaning - can Israel comprehend the act of redemption? One must be worthy of redemption. "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you..." (v. 26).

May we be worthy of such beneficence.

New JLI Course Beginning in April

What is?

Rethinking everything we know

about our universe

Imagine that you were able to rethink everything you knew about the universe, the laws of nature, your own consciousness, and the very idea of existence and reality. Imagine the new insights you will gain, the fresh perspective with which you will embark on the journey of life each morning.

What is? does exactly that. Drawing on the wisdom of Chassidic teaching, the most basic building blocks of existence are reexamined from the bottom up, revolutionizing our understanding of life, reality, and our place in the world.

Here are some of the highlights:

Lesson One
Is the World Real?

Everything that we experience, we experience inside our heads, leading to the intriguing question: Maybe there is no existence outside of our minds? But perhaps a more fundamental question would be: What practical difference does it make if the world is real or not?

Lesson Two
Is Time Travel Possible?

Is time the engine that drives the whole of existence, or is it just a product of our subjective experience? If the future is impenetrable, the past irretrievable, and the present moment too fleeting to meaningfully inhabit, what part of our lives can we call our own?

Lesson Three
Why does evil exist?

Why do bad things happen to good people? The question has been asked—and answered—for thousands of years. But even if we understood the purpose of evil, would this make it more palatable and acceptable? Would it aid us in our efforts to defeat evil?

Lesson Four
Who is G-d?

What are we talking about when we talk about G-d? Is “G-d” just a word we use when we can’t explain something? If G-d cannot be explained or described, does this not render the concept of “belief in G-d” completely meaningless?

Lesson Five
What is consciousness?

All injustice and strife, and even personal unhappiness, can be traced to selfishness. Yet self-esteem is essential for a healthy psyche and a productive life. To navigate this paradox, we first need to unravel the mystery of self-awareness: Where does our sense of self come from?

Lesson Six
Are we bound by fate?

If G-d already knows what we will do tomorrow, is our “free choice” nothing more than an illusion? And with so many powerful influences outside of our control—or even our awareness—influencing our choices, how “free” could they possibly be?

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Tanya – Chabad Chasidic Philosophy with Rabbi Elia

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

Wednesday: Torah Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Ivan Jellinek, Bobby Ghear, Neil Mintz, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Frieda Weksler, Norman Lebovitz, Sophie Mintz, Sid Dover, and all of those who have Yarzeit this week.

May Fran Sekela, and Roz Mintz be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

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

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 info@ChabadatLaCosta.com 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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School Registration

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Our students want to be here!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info. Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Storytime at Barnes and Noble

Thursdays 10:30-11:30 AM

1040 N El Camino Real # 104, Encinitas, CA 92024

All ages welcome.

Story Reading begins 10:30 AM followed by Chanukah Activity and treat.

Chaya@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

To date more than 450 people have used the Chabad code this past year (2017)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that has been ‘growing’. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

Please Patronize Our Sponsors

Your Chabad Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker

Jonathan Rozansky is a licensed realtor and mortgage professional.

Whether you are Selling, Buying or Refinancing your home, do not proceed without calling Jonathan Rozansky 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

jon@rozanskyteam.com

www.rozanskyteam.com

DRE. # 01754457

NMLS ID : 315987

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

www.MedigapExpress.com

Ron@RonLewisInsurance.com

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

Joseph@DreamHomeCinema.com

Energy, Health, Weight Loss

I help people get resultswith having more energy, losing weightand improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-63+5-3405. For free samples, including Power Breakfast, call me or fill out contact info at www.FeelGreatSamples.com. For Skin Care samples, www.MySkinCareSurvey.com.

Your referrals are appreciated.

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.

Chabad Weekly Update 15th of Adar 5778, March 2nd '18

Message from the Rabbi
 

This Shabbat comes on the heels of Purim . . . and what a Purim celebration it was! As in years past, children and adults dressed up like kings, queens, astronauts, and just about anything else you could possibly think of. Sometimes, you had to take a good second look to figure out who it was under the disguise.

This week we read of how our ancestors made the golden calf, pretty unbelievable considering that they had just witnessed the splitting of the sea mere weeks earlier. Could it be that they were so quickly transformed into idol-worshipers?

The answer lies in the Purim costumes. It may have appeared that you were in a room filled with cowboys, clowns and Curious Georges. But taking a deeper look, you could tell that you were really amongst fellow friends celebrating Purim.

Same thing here. Our ancestors may have looked like godless idolaters—and they actually did sin—but under the external trappings, their souls remained pristine and true. Same goes for the people around us today. There are people around us who seem pretty unsavory. But just remember that under the costume, there is a pure soul that is a piece of G-d waiting to be drawn out and polished.

  Volume 19 Number 22, 15th of Adar 5778, March 2nd '18

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by Fran Gelbart in loving memory of her late husband Sam, on his first Yarzeit.  

Everyone is invited to join us for this beautiful weekly gathering.

Kiddush Sponsorship

The Beauty of Our Kiddush

Every week following services we enjoy a beautiful Kiddush luncheon together. Such an amazing Kiddush doesn’t create itself. Thank G-d, we have a dedicated Kiddush crew, led by Naomi Alter and including Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, the Rebbetzin, and several others, who make our Kiddush into something beautiful and enjoyable. But it takes more than willing hands to make the food. It also takes generous souls to sponsor the food. Without a sponsor the cost must come out of our operating budget, which is already stretched thin as it is.

If you have been a beneficiary of the Kiddush and haven’t sponsored it for a while please step forward now. Even if you have recently sponsored and kind find it in your heart to sponsor it again we need you. Kiddush sponsorship starts at $180. But if you want something a bit more lavish with more variety you can add to that amount, and it is all, very much, appreciated. It is also a very big blessing that you have facilitated ‘Oneg Shabbat’ (the enjoyment of Shabbos) for the entire congregation! Our Shabbat prayers describe the special blessings achieved by such generosity!

Thank you and G-d bless!

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Purim Thank You!

A sincere thank you goes out to everyone who helped make our Purim Experience so wonderful! Naomi Alter, Jake Alter, Sheila Lebovitz, Jeremiah Fogel, Rebbetzins Nechama and Chaya, Rabbi Elia, the who Shalach Manos Packing Crew, and Kayla Perez, our most sincere THANK YOU for an EXCELLENT job!

B’H, we had a huge crowd and everyone had a great time. It truly was a Purim for the ages!

Kids Mega Babkallah Bake

Grab your chef's hat! We're taking your baking skills to the next level with some fun challah and babka baking. Also features a Build-A-Challah workshop to make your own huggable challah pillow. Bring your friends and neighbors to create the most lovable Challah ever.

Date and Time TBA.

Haftarah Overview

By: Chabad.org

I Kings 18:20-39.

The Haftarah begins with Elijah, the Baal prophets, and many spectators gathering atop Mount Carmel. Elijah rebuked the people of Israel, uttering the famous words: "How long will you hop between two ideas? If the L-rd is G‑d, go after Him, and if the Baal, go after him."

Elijah then stated his challenge: "Give us two bulls and let them [the Baal prophets] choose one bull for themselves and cut it up and place it on the wood, but fire they shall not put; and I will prepare one bull, and I will put it on the wood, and fire will I not place. And you will call in the name of your deity, and I will call in the name of the L-rd, and it will be the G‑d that will answer with fire, he is G‑d."

The people agreed to the challenge, and the prophets of the Baal were first. The prophets' entreaties to their god went unanswered. Elijah taunted them: "Call with a loud voice, for you presume that he is a god. [Perhaps] he is talking or he is pursuing [enemies], or maybe he is on a journey; perhaps he is sleeping and will awaken..."

As evening approached, Elijah took center-stage. He built an altar, laid his offering upon it and surrounded it with water. "Lord, the G‑d of Abraham, Isaac and Israel," he declared. "Today let it be known that You are G‑d in Israel and that I am Your servant, and at Your word have I done all these things. Answer me, O L-rd, answer me, and this people shall know that You are the L-rd G‑d..."

A fire immediately descended from heaven and consumed the offering, as well as the altar and the surrounding water. "And all the people saw and fell on their faces, and they said, "The Lord is G‑d, the L-rd is G‑d."

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Tanya – Chabad Chasidic Philosophy with Rabbi Elia

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

Wednesday: Torah Portion of the Week – 7:30pm – 9pm

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Joe Markowitz, Hadassah Rozansky, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

WE REMEMBER Sam Gelbart, Henry Harrar, Elsie Epstein, Avraham Markus, Howard Plant, Peggy Dover, Milton Sacks, Bertha Stern, Charles Mintz, and all of those who have Yarzeit this week.

May Fran Sekela, and Roz Mintz be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

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

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 info@ChabadatLaCosta.com 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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School Registration

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Our students want to be here!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info. Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Storytime at Barnes and Noble

Thursdays 10:30-11:30 AM

1040 N El Camino Real # 104, Encinitas, CA 92024

All ages welcome.

Story Reading begins 10:30 AM followed by Chanukah Activity and treat.

Chaya@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

To date more than 450 people have used the Chabad code this past year (2017)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that has been ‘growing’. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

Please Patronize Our Sponsors

Your Chabad Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker

Jonathan Rozansky is a licensed realtor and mortgage professional.

Whether you are Selling, Buying or Refinancing your home, do not proceed without calling Jonathan Rozansky 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

jon@rozanskyteam.com

www.rozanskyteam.com

DRE. # 01754457

NMLS ID : 315987

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

www.MedigapExpress.com

Ron@RonLewisInsurance.com

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

Joseph@DreamHomeCinema.com

Energy, Health, Weight Loss

I help people get resultswith having more energy, losing weightand improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-63+5-3405. For free samples, including Power Breakfast, call me or fill out contact info at www.FeelGreatSamples.com. For Skin Care samples, www.MySkinCareSurvey.com.

Your referrals are appreciated.

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.

Chabad Weekly Update 24th of Shevat 5778, Feb. 9th '18

Message from the Rabbi
 

One of the Torah’s most practical lessons in human decency can be found in this week’s Torah portion: “When you will see the donkey of your enemy trapped under his burden and you will be tempted to refrain from helping him, you shall surely help him.”

Chassidic teachings explain what this directive means on a spiritual and psychological level:

The “donkey of our enemy” refers to the powerful inner enemy we encounter every day–our animalistic soul. This ferocious beast within is responsible for all our physical lusts and desires—the things that try to prevent us from doing the right thing. Naturally, we are driven to label our “donkey” the enemy, and dismiss him entirely.

Chassidic thought explains that while treating our instincts derisively and viewing them as the “donkey” is prudent, it is not a secure, lasting solution. At best, it is merely a temporary fix. Strong feelings of the heart don’t just go away; they fester and grow and eventually erupt like a powerful volcano.

The only lasting, healthy, long-term solution is alluded to in this verse: “…you shall surely help him [the donkey].” We need to stop viewing our “donkey” as the enemy and start to see him as a potential ally. With the right attitude we can transform our animalistic desires into our greatest assets. If we choose to look beyond the surface, we will discover that they contain great, unbridled energy. By harnessing the wild “donkey,” we will discover that he is not in fact an enemy, but our greatest friend.

  Volume 19 Number 19, 24th of Shevat 5778, Feb. 9th '18

Chabad Weekly Update

 

The Beauty of Our Kiddush

Every week following services we enjoy a beautiful Kiddush luncheon together. Such an amazing Kiddush doesn’t create itself. Thank G-d, we have a dedicated Kiddush crew, led by Naomi Alter and including Channah Hale, Sheila Lebovitz, the Rebbetzin, and several others, who make our Kiddush into something beautiful and enjoyable. But it takes more than willing hands to make the food. It also takes generous souls to sponsor the food. Without a sponsor the cost must come out of our operating budget, which is already stretched thin as it is.

If you have been a beneficiary of the Kiddush and haven’t sponsored it for a while please step forward now. Even if you have recently sponsored and kind find it in your heart to sponsor it again we need you. Kiddush sponsorship starts at $180. But if you want something a bit more lavish with more variety you can add to that amount, and it is all, very much, appreciated. It is also a very big blessing that you have facilitated ‘Oneg Shabbat’ (the enjoyment of Shabbos) for the entire congregation! Our Shabbat prayers describe the special blessings achieved by such generosity!

Thank you and G-d bless!

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by Sheila Lebovitz in loving memory of Benny Lebovitz, Sylvia Lebovitz, and William Lebovitz.

Everyone is invited to join us for this beautiful weekly gathering.

Kiddush Sponsorship

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while and/or if you have a birthday, anniversary, or perhaps a Yarzeit you wish to mark, please respond to this message.

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

We Asked and You Responded

Last week we sent out an appeal for sponsors for a new refrigerator, freezer, and for our Purim Shalach Manos packages. Baruch Hashem, thank G-d, we received favorable replies! Our sincere thanks are extended to Sol Goldner and Rabbi Levi Israel for cosponsoring our new refrigerator and freezer and Edon and Shelly Moyal, and Yehuda and Lerut Moyal for sponsoring our Purim Shalach Manos packages!

The generosity of the Jewish people is truly humbling and invigorating! G-d bless our generous benefactors!

Looking Ahead

Len’s Vanilla Hearts & Destressing Strategies Featured at This Month’s

Rosh Chodesh Event – THIS SUNDAY

This month in honor of Rosh Chodesh, the Doris Marcus Jewish Women's Circle will be making Len's Vanilla Hearts. Many of you know our president, Len Hyman - what you don't know is that he has a secret. Len makes the most delicate and delicious vanilla cookies in the universe. For years, these heart-shaped cookies were sold, and sold out, in select stores in North County. They came in their distinctive red hearts packaging. We will take home some of these delicious cookies and we will hear a speaker about de-stressing (as we all know, ‘desserts’ is ‘stressed’ backwards). This event will take place on Sunday, February 11th at 7:30pm. We are asking all who plan on coming to please make this into a ‘bring your friend day’ so that more of our acquaintances can also experience some of our programming.

It’s Almost Purim Time! HOLD THESE DATES AND TIMES

Purim is the most joyous of holidays! Our educational and fun “Experience Purim” brochure is going out today (if you are not on our regular mailing list and wish to be please respond to this message and include your home address).

Schedule:

Wednesday, February 28th - Fast of Esther from 5:01am – 6:11pm

Wednesday, February 28th - Purim in the Evening

                                                Evening Services at 6pm

                                             Megillah Reading followed by Refreshments & Celebration at 6:15pm                     

Thursday, March 1st - Purim Morning Services with Megillah at 8am.

Thursday, March 1st - Second Megillah Reading at 4pm.

Thursday, March 1st - Purim in the Circus Banquet & Entertainment 5pm – 8pm.

JLI Course Continues

The Art of Communication

This Tuesday, February 13th Lesson 4 at 7pm

Can you express yourself effectively in 140 characters or less? Should you?

The rise of the internet, mobile phones, and social media has completely changed the way we relate, interact, and communicate with one another—and it’s high time we reclaim this lost art.

In Jewish philosophy, communication is more than just a tool: it is who we are. Humans are defined as communicative beings with a communicative soul, and aligning ourselves with this soul is our raison d’être.

In  Communication: Its Art and Soul, we contrast Jewish thought with scientific discovery to unearth the essence of communication and how to utilize its powers to better ourselves, our relationships, and all of society.

Lesson 4
Context Matters

The simplest messages are often misconstrued in ways we could never predict. Constructing a clear argument is important, but peripherals such as tone, body language, and context can ruin our message, making it sound like static noise, or worse. How do we ensure the listener’s takeaway is the same as the one we intended to communicate?

Lesson 5
Influence

Communication is the tool of great leaders and a powerful way to influence. Is communication meant for self-expression, or do we carry a responsibility to utilize its power to influence others? How do we know when to share, and when to keep to ourselves? And how do we determine when we are being influential, and when we are just projecting our insecurities onto others?

Lesson 6
Conflict Resolution

Surprisingly, conflict isn’t always a bad thing. In adversarial collaboration, conflict broadens horizons to reveal more profound truths. What can we learn from the argumentative style of Talmud study, to shift from an ego-driven, win-lose mentality to one in which all parties are winners? And how can we engage in healthy conflict—and resolution—for the betterment of society?

Registration is MANDATORY to attend. The cost is $100 per person, which includes all materials, or $150 per couple. Scholarships available upon request. Sign up by simply responding to this message.

Kids Mega Babkallah Bake

Grab your chef's hat! We're taking your baking skills to the next level with some fun challah and babka baking. Also features a Build-A-Challah workshop to make your own huggable challah pillow. Bring your friends and neighbors to create the most lovable Challah ever.

Date and Time TBA.

Friday Night Family Shabbat Experience

Join us on February 16th for our monthly Friday Night Family Shabbat Experience. A Candle-lighting ceremony will take place at 5pm, followed by family-friendly services. Dinner will begin at 5:50pm. This month’s menu will feature foods of Israel and include Falafel with Pita, Hummus, Israeli Salad, Babaganouch, Herbed Roasted Vegetables, Couscous, Pargiyot (boneless thigh quarters), Baklava, and Fresh Fruit.

Words of Torah, songs, and games will all be part of the festivities. Reserve by sending an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com. The cost to attend is $18 per adult (out of town guests are $36 each) and $10 for children.

Storytime at Barnes and Noble

Thursdays 10:30-11:30 AM

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All ages welcome.

Story Reading begins 10:30 AM followed by Chanukah Activity and treat.

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Haftarah Overview

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

II Kings 11:17 or 12:1-12:17

This is a special Haftarah since it is Parshat Shekalim. Sephardic and Chabad begin with verse 11:17; Ashkenazim begin at verse 12:1. The selected Haftarah tells of the righteous King Yehoash who saw that the Beit HaMikdash had been poorly maintained. He instituted a novel method for collection of funds. He also insured that funds and work performed would be properly monitored and funds appropriately allocated. Some consider this approach similar to the half-shekel collected during the month of Adar. However, the half-shekels were ordained by the Torah were used exclusively for communal offerings. The king's method of collection and plan for use were centered on physical maintenance of the Temple, not for offerings. Both aspects of religious observance are equally critical.

A final note:  this is the first of four special Shabbatot which lead up to the celebration of Pesach.

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Tanya – Chabad Chasidic Philosophy with Rabbi Elia

Tuesday: JLI – The Art of Communication – 7 – 9pm

Wednesday: - Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Special Wishes

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

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

WE REMEMBER Barbara Schranger, Hal Weksler, Sylvia Lebovitz, William Lebovitz, Shirley Lerner, Ephraim Lieberman, and all of those who have Yarzeit this week.

May Fran Sekela, and Roz Mintz be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

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

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 info@ChabadatLaCosta.com 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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School Registration

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Our students want to be here!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info. Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

To date more than 400 people have used the Chabad code this year (2016)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that has been ‘growing’. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

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Chabad at La Costa Times Shvat/Adar 5778 – February ‘18

 

Chabad at La Costa Times

 

Shvat/Adar 5778 – February ‘18

 

 

 

A Thought from the Rabbi

 

Going from Strength to Strength

"Going from strength to strength…” is a famous saying that comes from Psalms (Chapter 84, Verse 8). Not only is this a wonderful line used by many-a-rabbi at Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations, but it is a useful thought on how to live one’s life.  

It behooves us to take a closer look at the scriptural context in which this saying is written. According to the Ohel Yosef Yitzchak version of the Psalms, “In this psalm of prayers and entreaties, the psalmist mourns bitterly over the destruction of the Temple from the depths of his heart, and speaks of the many blessings that will be realized upon its restoration. Fortunate is the one who trusts it will be rebuilt, and does not despair in the face of the long exile.”

Who specifically will, “Go from strength to strength?” The answer lies in the previous passage, “For those who pass through the Valley of Thorns, He places wellsprings; their guide will be cloaked in blessings.” 

In addition to being instructive regarding pervious exiles, this psalm may be viewed as an allusion to our current long and difficult exile – an exile so profound that many do not realize that they are in it. And yet, if we merely open our eyes we can find our “Go from strength to strength” moment right before us! 

This month we will be celebrating Purim – a holiday in which the joyousness we feel is in direct proportion to the terror experienced by our forbearers at the hands of the evil Haman and the foolish Achashvairosh. If there is a post-Biblical (meaning Five Books of Moses) holiday where we really ‘let loose’ and partake in a full-throated celebration it is Purim.  

But after Purim what’s next? Where can we possibly go from there? Will we not experience a huge let down during the time immediately following this particular festival? 

“Going from strength to strength,” is more than a nice blessing; in fact it is a mandate! We MUST find a way to go from the strength of Purim into a new, and even greater strength.  

And that is where Passover, the Holiday of Our Freedom, comes in. Yes, Pesach is associated with lots of hard work as we prepare the house by ridding it of every vestige of leavening (not to mention getting ready for an epic Seder). But freedom from all forms of oppression, including and especially self-generated oppression, which is what Passover celebrates, is hard work. This is true for us as individuals and communally as well. But this is the type of hard work that is rewarding in that it brings us to personal and communal redemption.

So this year, as we prepare to celebrate the joyousness of Purim with (nearly) reckless abandon, use that positive energy in your Passover preparations so that you can fully enjoy the great gift of freedom!

 

 

Special Thank You

We extend a heart-felt thank you to all of you who responded so generously to our special security appeal as well as our end of the year appeal. We are working on awarding contracts for our security upgrades as we also await notification regarding our security grant application.

 


 

Happy Birthday Club

 

We would like to wish Happy Birthday to all of those celebrating their birthday this month and each subsequent month. For the Month of February we honor Jesse Rozansky, Jesse Belfer, Iris Cutler, Aviva Alter, Alissa French, James Brown, Kevin Mintz, Dassy Eilfort, Amey Brown, Moira Markowitz, and Lauren Wise. May G-d bless each and every one of you with a happy, healthy, and successful year!

 

C-Kids February Event

 

Kids Mega Babkallah Bake

 

Grab your chef's hat! We're taking your baking skills to the next level with some fun challah and babka baking. Also features a Build-A-Challah workshop to make your own huggable challah pillow. Bring your friends and neighbors to create the most lovable Challah ever.

 

Date and Time TBA.

 

 

Len’s Vanilla Hearts & Destressing Strategies Featured at This Month’s

 

Rosh Chodesh Event

 

This month in honor of Rosh Chodesh, the Doris Marcus Jewish Women's Circle will be making Len's Vanilla Hearts. Many of you know our president, Len Hyman - what you don't know is that he has a secret. Len makes the most delicate and delicious vanilla cookies in the universe. For years, these heart-shaped cookies were sold, and sold out, in select stores in North County. They came in their distinctive red hearts packaging. We will take home some of these delicious cookies and we will hear a speaker about de-stressing (as we all know, ‘desserts’ is ‘stressed’ backwards). This event will take place on Sunday, February 11th at 7:30pm. We are asking all who plan on coming to please make this into a ‘bring your friend day’ so that more of our acquaintances can also experience some of our programming.

 

Friday Night Family Shabbat Experience

 

Join us on February 16th for our monthly Friday Night Family Shabbat Experience. A Candle-lighting ceremony will take place at 5pm, followed by family-friendly services. Dinner will begin at 5:50pm. This month’s menu will feature foods of Israel and include Falafel with Pita, Hummus, Israeli Salad, Babaganouch, Herbed Roasted Vegetables, Couscous, Pargiyot (boneless thigh quarters), Baklava, and Fresh Fruit.

Words of Torah, songs, and games will all be part of the festivities. Reserve by sending an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com. The cost to attend is $18 per adult (out of town guests are $36 each) and $10 for children.

 

 

Keep Up with Chabad News

On a weekly basis our community has numerous opportunities to celebrate Judaism with joy and meaning. We offer classes, services, social events, and so much more. The best way to get up-to-the-minute information is by subscribing to our email update list. There is no cost to subscribe. In a typical week we send out a couple of emails including our Weekly Update, which details all of the events scheduled for that particular week. While many of our offerings are scheduled months in advance some are necessarily scheduled last minute or occasionally plans change and things need to be rescheduled making this service very important. To subscribe simply send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

 

 

World’s Best Shabbat Experience

Join us on Saturdays for our energetic and uplifting Shabbat Services filled with happiness and meaning! Those who attend can tell you that they always leave feeling better than when they came. Following services we enjoy a lovely Kiddush luncheon together. Want to see what a true ‘comm-unity’ looks like? Join us!

 

 

 

February ’18 / Shevat-Adar 5778

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

Morning Services

8:30am

Hebrew School

9:30am-12pm

 

 

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Morning Services 8am

 

 

 

 

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JLI Art of Communication

7-9pm

 

 

 

 

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Morning Services 8am

Torah Portion Class 7:30pm

 

 

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Morning Services 8am

 

 

 

 

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2

Morning Services 8am

 

Light Candles 5:04pm

 

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3

Services 10am

Parshat Yitro

 

10 Commandments

 

 

Shabbat Ends 6:01pm

4

Morning Services

8:30am

Hebrew School

9:30am-12pm

 

5

Morning Services 8am

 

 

6

Morning Services 8am

 

 

JLI Art of Communication

7-9pm

7

Morning Services 8am

 

Torah Portion Class 7:30pm

 

8

Morning Services 8am

 

 

9

Morning Services 8am

 

 

Light Candles 5:11pm

10

Services 10am

Parshat Mishpatim

 

 

Shabbat Ends 6:07pm

 

 

11

Morning Services

8:30am

Hebrew School

9:30am-12pm

 

 

Lens Vanilla Hearts & Destressing 7:30pm

12

Morning Services 8am

 

13

Morning Services 8am

 

 

JLI Art of Communication

7-9pm

14

Morning Services 8am

 

Torah Portion Class

7:30pm

15

 

Rosh Chodesh Adar

 

Morning Services 8am

 

16

 

Rosh Chodesh Adar

Morning Services 8am

 

 

Family Friday Night @ 5pm

Light Candles 5:17pm

17

Services 10am

 

Parshat Terumah

 

Shabbat Ends 6:13pm

18

Morning Services

8:30am

NO Hebrew School

 

 

19

 

President’s Day

 

 

Morning Services 8:30am

 

20

Morning Services 8am

 

 

JLI Art of Communication

7-9pm

21

Morning Services 8am

 

Torah Portion Class

7:30pm

22

Morning Services 8am

 

 

23

Morning Services 8am

 

 

Light Candles 5:23pm

24

Services 10am

Parshat Tetzaveh

 

Parshat Zachor

 

Shabbat Ends 6:19pm

25

Morning Services

8:30am

Hebrew School

9:30am-12pm

 

26

Morning Services 8am

 

27

Morning Services 8am

 

 

JLI Art of Communication

 

7-9pm

28

 

Fast of Esther

5:01am-6:11pm Services 8am

 

PURIM Services

6pm

 

 

 

RSVP for our world famous Purim Feast!

 

 

 

This Year’s theme is Purim in the Circus!

 

 

 

It will feature GREAT food & LIVE entertainment!

Chabad at La Costa Ÿ 1980 La Costa Ave. Ÿ Carlsbad, CA 92009 Ÿ 760-943-8891 Ÿ Fax: 760-943-8892 Ÿ E-Mail: Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com

 Rabbi & Rebbetzin Yeruchem & Nechama Eilfort Ÿ Rabbi & Rebbetzin Elia and Chaya Eilfort Ÿ President Len Hyman

 

 

 

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It’s Purim Time!

Purim is the most joyous of holidays! See enclosed brochure & join us to find out why… 

Schedule:  

Wednesday, February 28th - Fast of Esther from 5:01am – 6:11pm

Wednesday, February 28th - Purim in the Evening Services at 6pm

Megillah Reading followed by Refreshments & Celebration at 6:15pm

Thursday, March 1st - Purim Morning Services with Megillah at 8am.

Thursday, March 1st - Second Megillah Reading at 4pm.

Thursday, March 1st - Purim in the Circus Banquet & Entertainment 5pm – 8pm.

 

Chabad at La Costa Times Tevet/Shvat 5778 – January ‘18

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Chabad at La Costa Times Tevet/Shvat 5778 – January ‘18

 

A Thought from the Rabbi

Can you hear Moshiach’s footsteps? 

There have been some incredible events taking place around the world. The winds are a-changing, and for the better at that! 

The honorable US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has been a breath of fresh air. The welcome news that the US will (finally) be moving the US Embassy to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem, has been passionately and eloquently announced (and defended) by the good ambassador.  

Before you get taken in by the numerous ‘fake news’ outlets about how this will turn the whole middle east into a cauldron of hate and destruction please consider the following: Israel is THE only country in the world that the UN has tried to deny the right to pick its own capital. The portion in Jerusalem where the Knesset is located is in the part that has always been under Israeli control and has never been and never will be subject to any negotiations. The armistice lines established in 1948 (after all of Israel’s neighbors illegally invaded the Jewish state on its first day of existence) were NEVER meant to be borders in any event. Israel has NO legal obligation to remove her sovereignty over an inch of Jerusalem, west or east. Never has the world united to dictate to another sovereign country where it could place its embassy. The Chutzpah of the UN dictating to the US is astonishing.  

So when these ‘fake news’ outlets begin trumpeting their dooms day prognostications you should understand that it is all a bunch of hot air. Even if it would be true, which it isn’t, why should Israel’s capital be chosen by the anti-Semites who seek to destroy her? And that is EXACTLY what this is all about. Bad old anti-Semitism again rearing its ugly head. 

Thank G-d, the US is clear-sighted enough to recognize that there is no peace possible without Jerusalem as the Jewish state’s capital. If declaring the obvious is a cause for war there was never any peace to begin with and no peace is possible. The hypocrisy of the world, though no longer a surprise, is still just as sickening as it always has been. The Jews and their state have always been subjected to a double standard. Finally the US is turning the pressure on the Palestinians to make peace instead of the one party that has always made concessions and gestures for peace. The US has FINALLY STOPPED BLAMING THE VICTIM!  

Every Jew and every lover of Israel and Hashem owes a sincere thank you to the US government for this change of policy! There is still a very long way to go. The US gives lots of material support to the Palestinian Authority, support that is used to fund terrorism against Israel. The PA must be defunded, its mission in Washington closed down, and to be identified for what it is and what it always has been, a terrorist organization. But this Jerusalem move is a very good start!  

 

Am Yisroel Chai! 

 

Happy Birthday Club

We would like to wish Happy Birthday to all of those celebrating their birthday this month and each subsequent month. For the Month of January we honor Beverly Galperin, Raquel Baron, Julia Horowitz, Jon Rozansky, Elia Eilfort, Chana Levy, Chaim Israel, Evelyn Wise, Joan Markovits, Roarke Estrin, Eliot Tubis, Jake Alter, Leah Estrin, Meghan Alter, Jake French, Stephanie Estrin, and Zachariah Isaac. May G-d bless each and every one of you with a happy, healthy, and successful year!

 

Kids Shabbat Takeover

Friday, January 26th at 5pm

Parents watch out! The kids are running the show this Shabbat dinner! Join Chabad Houses around the world as they host a worldwide unity event like no other, celebrating family, community and the power of children to make a difference.

 

 

Holistic Health Workshop 

Sunday January 28th at 3:00pm 

Please join us for an interactive workshop geared towards holistic approaches to health and wellness for your healthiest year yet! Taking an integrative approach, we will discuss using diet, lifestyle, essential oils, and herbal remedies. You will have the opportunity to make two remedies/products that you can take home and start using immediately! Immunity for the whole family. Managing stress levels. Getting a good night's sleep. Gentle detoxification. Soothing aches and pains. Easy ways to create a spa experience at home. Glowing skin. 

Deena Barselah, San Diego-based Integrative Health Coach and graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, has coached over 500 women and families around the world towards better wellness. Deena is a mom as well, and understands the delicate balance of taking care of herself and others. She is so excited to bring this workshop to Chabad! Please call 760-943-8891 for further information or email info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

 

 

An Evening with Nitsana Darshan-Leitner

Wednesday, January 17th at 7pm @ The San Diego Jewish Academy, 11860 Carmel Creek Rd., S. Diego. 

Nitsana Darshan-Leitner is an Israel activist and human rights attorney. As the president of Shurat HaDin – Israel Law Center, she has represented hundreds of terror victims in lawsuits worldwide.  

She has written and will be discussing her outstanding new work titled Harpoon: The Mossad’s Covert War Against Terrorism’s Money Masters. Harpoon tells the story of Mossad director Meir Dagan and his campaign of targeting – and draining – the finances of organizations that fund attacks against Israel. Nitsana will autograph copies of purchased books. 

Register at nitsana.eventbrite.com. Bring identification for security purposes.

 

FREE EVENT

 

Services with Joy & Meaning

Those who attend our Shabbat services always feel better than when they came. Some feel better because they enjoy the beautiful melodies we sing together, while others do because of feelings of closeness with G-d that they experience, while still others enjoy the Rabbi’s sermon. The delicious Kiddush served at the end is a perfect way to bring the entire experience to a successful conclusion as we enjoy each other’s company and wonderful food. Whatever it is you may be seeking in your spiritual life there is a good chance you will find it here every Saturday from 10am – 12:30pm. You don’t have to be an expert in Jewish practice to benefit – you just have to be willing to give it a try. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain. 

 

 

 

January ’18 / Tevet-Shevat 5778

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

 

Morning Services

8:30am

 

Hebrew School

9:30am-12pm

 

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1

Services 9am

 

 

Bris of Baby Boy Eilfort

 

10:30am

 

 

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2

Services 8am

 

 

Chasidic Philosophy

7:30pm

 

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3

Services 8am

 

 

Torah Portion Class 7:30pm

 

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4

Services 8am

 

 

 

 

 

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5

Services 8am

 

 

Light Candles 4:38pm

 

 

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6

Services 10am

Parshat Shemot

 

 

Shabbat Ends 5:37pm

 

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7

Morning Services

8:30am

 

Hebrew School

9:30am-12pm

 

8

Services 8am

 

Game Night Encinitas

6:30 – 9:30pm

 

9

Services 8am

 

Chasidic Philosophy

7:30pm

 

10

Services 8am

 

 

Torah Portion Class

7:30pm

11

Services 8am

Story Time in Barnes & Nobles

10:30-11:30am

12

Services 8am

 

Light Candles 4:44pm

13

Services 10am

 

Parshat Va’Eira

 

 

Shabbat Ends 5:43pm

14

Morning Services

8:30am

 

Hebrew School

9:30am-12pm

15

Services 8am

 

Game Night Encinitas

6:30 – 9:30pm

 

16

Services 8am

Code of Jewish Law

Tanya

 

Chasidic Philosophy

7:30pm

17

Rosh Chodesh

Services 8am

 

Torah Portion Class

7:30pm

18

Services 8am

Story Time in Barnes & Nobles 10:30-11:30am

19

Services 8am

Code of Jewish Law

Tanya

 

Light Candles 4:51pm

20

Services 10am

Parshat Bo

 

Shabbat Ends 5:49pm

21

Morning Services

8:30am

 

Hebrew School

9:30am-12pm

 

22

Services 8am

 

Game Night Encinitas

6:30 – 9:30pm

 

23

Services 8am

 

JLI Art of Communication

7-9pm

24

Services 8am

 

Torah Portion Class

7:30pm

25

Services 8am

Story Time in Barnes & Nobles

10:30-11:30am

 

26

Services 8am

 

Kids Shabbat Takeover

Light Candles 4:58pm

 

Services @ 5pm

27

Services 10am

Shabbat Shirah

Parshat BeShalach

 

Shabbat Ends 5:55pm

 

28

Morning Services

8:30am

Hebrew School

Grandparents’ Day

9:30am-12pm

 

29

Services 8am

 

Game Night Encinitas

6:30 – 9:30pm

 

30

Services 8am

 

 

JLI Art of Communication

7-9pm

31

Tu BiShvat

15th of Shvat

Services 8am

 

 

Tu Bi’Shvat Seder 7pm

 

 

The Daily Minyan is Uplifting & Meaningful – “The PERFECT way to start the day!”

 

If you need a Minyan to say Kaddish let the Rabbi know in advance…

 

 

Chabad Coastal Hebrew School is THE Place for YOUR Kids!

Chabad at La Costa Ÿ 1980 La Costa Ave. Ÿ Carlsbad, CA 92009 Ÿ 760-943-8891 ŸFax: 760-943-8892 Ÿ E-Mail: Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com

 Rabbi & Rebbetzin Yeruchem & Nechama Eilfort Ÿ Rabbi & Rebbetzin Elia & Chaya Eilfort Ÿ President Len Hyman 

 

 

The Back Page

 

Mazel Tov! It’s a Boy!

 

Bris & Shalom Zachor Information

We are thrilled to announce that Rabbi Elia, Rebbetzin Chaya, and Big Brother Dovey welcomed a new addition into the family on Sunday, December 24th (night of 7th of Tevet). The baby boy weighed in at 7lbs. 9.5oz, and measured 20”. Baruch Hashem, thank G-d, mom and baby are doing great! 

A traditional Shalom Zachor (‘Welcome Home!’) for the baby will be held Friday night, December 29th at the Rabbi’s and Rebbetzin’s home in Carlsbad at 8pm. For the address and/or directions please call 760-943-8891 or email info@chabadatlacosta.com. We will sing joyous songs, share thoughts and words of Torah, enjoy refreshments, and say LeChaim to our new addition! 

The Bris, G-d willing, will take place on Monday, January 1st at the shul. Services will begin at 9am. Following services will be the Bris Ceremony beginning at 10:30am. Following the Bris a festive brunch will be served.

A family Simcha is enhanced when the entire family celebrates together. We hope to see you!

 

 

 

Weekly Update 4th of Teves 5778, December 22 '17

Message from the Rabbi
 

This Thursday is 10 Tevet, a fast day that commemorates the date when the armies of the Babylonian emperor Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem. Thirty months later the city walls were breached, and the Holy Temple was destroyed.

Besides for fasting and reciting extra prayers, I’d like to suggest that this is a most appropriate day to strengthen our protective walls. No, I do not mean walls of stone, wire, or anything like that. Rather, I mean the ropes of love that bind our nation together, joining us into a single unbreakable unit of Jewish peoplehood.

Look around you. Is there a fellow Jew who can use a little TLC? Is there someone who may be drifting away from Judaism and Jewish life? Now’s the perfect time to pick up the phone and reach out.

You’ll feel good about it, and you will have done your part in the ongoing program to rebuild Jerusalem.

  Volume 19 Number 12, 4th of Teves 5778, December 22 '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Important Shabbos THIS Week

It has been an extremely momentous this week for Israel and the Jewish people. Additionally, on this Shabbos we will be celebrating the story of the 5th of Teves – a day of victory for the Rebbe and his Chasidim. This Shabbos is not to be missed! Services begin at 10am. Kiddush/Farbrengen follows.

Kiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Steve and Dina Miller in honor of their 60th Wedding Anniversary! It is bring cosponsored by Tom Steiner in honor of Rebecca’s visit!

Everyone is invited to join us for this beautiful weekly gathering.

Kiddush Sponsorship

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while and/or if you have a birthday, anniversary, or perhaps a Yarzeit you wish to mark, please respond to this message.

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

PLEASE BE SURE TO JOIN US AND PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

A Heart-Felt Request from the Rabbi

Dear Friends,

As we approach the end of the year it is time to take stock. Just as we are meant to examine ourselves on the Jewish New Year, particularly regarding our spiritual situation, so too we should use the end of the secular year to examine our material situation.

Thank G-d, we live in a place and time of unprecedented wealth and plenty. In all human history there has never been a time of such riches finding their way into the hands of so many. Yet unfortunately, many do not feel rich. Some people choose to focus on that which they do not have instead of that which they do have. For instance, I bet that nobody reading this article is worried about where his next meal is coming from or if he will have a roof over his head next week. These are the types of worries that previous generations had.

Every one of us should feel rich! While it may be true that we would like more (money, clothes, vacations etc.) it would probably be hard to argue that we need more. In the Ethics of Our Fathers (the ethical teachings in Judaism) we are taught; “Who is rich? He who is satisfied with what he has.” He who trains himself to be happy with his lot will be as happy as the richest person on the planet, in fact it can be argued that he is the richest person on the planet.

It is with this in mind that I am asking for your help at this time. Many are thinking ahead to April 15th, Tax Day. Many are now making their decision about how much they want to contribute to a worthy cause and to therefore be able to maximize their tax deductions. I am asking that you include Chabad in your plans.

Your tax-deductible contribution does so much! It enables us to do something as simple as keep the lights on or bring chicken soup to someone who is not well, and it also helps us do something as sublime as teach a child the beauty of his/her heritage or hold inspirational services every Shabbat. Your generous contributions help us do all that we do, which makes you our partner in everything we accomplish. Indeed you are being offered the opportunity of ‘getting in on the ground level’ of the best investment possible; an investment with guaranteed results!

Please take a moment to share your gratitude for all that you have been blessed with by sharing with others. Please take a moment to log onto our secure website www.chabadatlacosta.com/donate, and make a profound difference in the life of all those whom we touch. You can also make your donation via check if that is more convenient. 

G-d has given you the ultimate privilege, and that is to be His partner in perfecting this physical and mundane physical world and transforming it into something G-dly and beautiful!

G-d bless you for your generosity and support!

Sincerely,

Rabbi Eilfort

Looking Ahead

10th of Teves Fast Day – December 28th

On Thursday, December 28th we commemorate the 10th of Teves. It is the day that Jerusalem and the First Holy Temple was surrounded and the siege began by the Babylonians leading to its destruction. It is therefore observed as a public fast day. The fast begins at 5:28am and ends at 5:18pm.

Chanukah Storytime at Barnes and Noble

Thursdays December 28 10:30-11:30 AM

1040 N El Camino Real # 104, Encinitas, CA 92024

All ages welcome.

Story Reading begins 10:30 AM followed by Chanukah Activity and treat.

Chaya@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Bat Mitzvah Club, Girls age 11-13

Thursdays beginning December 7, 3:30-4:30 PM

2059 Village Park Way (RSVP for apt #) Encinitas, CA 92024

If you're a Jewish girl aged 11-13, join us at the Bat Mitzvah Club. We're sharing fun crafts and deep conversation plus tips and tricks that can make your Bat Mitzvah power last a lifetime.

www.JewishEncinitas.com/BMC

Haftarah Overview

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

Ezekiel 37:15-28

Ezekiel was the only prophet who prophesied outside the boundaries of Israel. The exile that had occurred during his life seemed to signify a heavenly rejection. Ezekiel's task was one of reassurance. Although the time of trial was a punishment, the eternal covenant remained in place. He used the symbolism of two pieces of wood held together as a sign of the future "wholeness" and redemption. The "single nation" will rid itself of all its abominations and become purified.

Just as Yosef and Yehudah came together in loving unity, so will all factions of the Jewish people unite and internecine conflict will end. Some modern rabbis have taken the formation of Israel and the ingathering of the exiles as stages in the redemptive process.

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Tanya – Chabad Chasidic Philosophy with Rabbi Elia

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Michelle Rozansky, Nicolas Tubis, Benyomin Klipper, Hannah Markowitz, Anna Mintz, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to Neil and Anna Mintz, and all of those celebrating their anniversaries this week!

WE REMEMBER Esther Cohen, William Pincus, Ann Miller, Yoel Seigal, and all of those who have Yarzeit this week.

May Fran Sekela, and Roz Mintz be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

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

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 info@ChabadatLaCosta.com 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.

Hebrew School - Hebrew School Registration

Give your children the Jewish education that they deserve! Our Sunday Hebrew School offers lots of hands-on activities and positive reinforcement. Students learn Hebrew language skills, Jewish living and observance, Jewish history, and so much more! We include arts & crafts, field trips, and holiday programming to make their experience even more enjoyable. Your child will have fun as he or she gains an appreciation for the ‘why’s and ‘how’s of Judaism. Our students want to be here!

Please contact our Hebrew School Director, Morah Nechama Eilfort or Morah Chaya Eilfort for further info. Info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

We are pleased that our world-famous neighbor, the Omni La Costa Resort, has extended a special program offering all sorts of perks to those who book using the ‘Chabad’ code when booking. The special terms include the lowest room rate available, a reduced resort fee of $15.00 (normally $28.00) and complimentary self-parking (savings of $18.00 per car per day).  The resort’s deposit requirement is waived for Chabad guests as well as the three-day cancellation policy.  Chadad guests may cancel until 6pm on the day of arrival to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To book your room at the special Chabad rate, call toll-free 800-854-5000 or book online at http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad.  Or you can find more information or book through our website: www.ChabadatLaCosta.com. Follow the link for Visitor Information.

To date more than 400 people have used the Chabad code this year (2016)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

Our beautiful Memorial Boards have been installed. We specifically designed our custom-built bookcases to ‘frame’ each of the boards. The first Memorial Board was dedicated by the Brunelle Family and the new Board was dedicated by the Alter Family.

We are currently offering Memorial Plaques to those who wish to perpetually honor the memory of a loved one in a most dignified and permanent manner. Those who dedicate Memorial Plaques will also receive yearly reminders of the Yarzeit and the light on the Board will be illuminated each year on the Yarzeit.

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that has been ‘growing’. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

The donation is only $360 per plaque for the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

Needless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

Those who join us regularly for Shabbat services will agree that we have something very special going. The family-friendly atmosphere is unique and most inviting. We welcome everyone as though he/she is a long time member of the family.

At the same time it is important to remember that we are a synagogue. Our sanctuary is meant to be a place where it is conducive to finding inner peace and tranquility. That is why the Rabbis have many laws concerning the decorum of a shul.

It is appropriate to dress modestly and to dress somewhat formally in shul. Men should wear button down shirts, slacks (no jeans or shorts), with jackets and even ties when possible. Of course the head is to be kept covered at all times. Women should wear skirts that go past the knees and blouses with high neck lines and sleeves that cover the elbows. Married women should wear hats and the like.

Children must be supervised at all times by the parents except during Junior Congregation (11:30am). While we want the children to have a great time together it is also important that they do not become so wild and/or boisterous that they disturb those of us who are participating in the services.

We must remember that we should walk to shul and never park in the parking lot if there already eight cars parked. Finally, and we fully realize this goes against Jewish DNA, it is appropriate to come to shul ON TIME. While we know everyone is vying to be counted as the 10th, we are equally sure Hashem will give extra credit to those who come ON TIME at 10am (not to be confused with 11:30). We look forward to seeing you here!

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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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I help people get resultswith having more energy, losing weightand improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-63+5-3405. For free samples, including Power Breakfast, call me or fill out contact info at www.FeelGreatSamples.com. For Skin Care samples, www.MySkinCareSurvey.com.

Your referrals are appreciated.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

Victor Libraty has recently moved to Encinitas and has started a junk hauling and recycling business. Just in time for Pesach! If you have junk that needs to be removed call Victor at 760-815-7004. Tell him you saw his information in the Chabad Weekly Update!

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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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