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Volume 16 Number 3, 21st of Tishrei 5775, October 15 '14

 

Message from the Rabbi
 

We’ve already had two of them, and we are about to have our third and final one for the year: a triple-header, when two days of holiday are followed by Shabbat.

Thursday will be Shemini Atzeret, Friday will be Simchat Torah, and then comes Shabbat. And this Shabbat is not just an ordinary Shabbat. It is “Shabbat Bereishit,” when we begin the Torah-reading cycle anew. This gives us the opportunity to channel the joy and energy of the previous days into real concrete action: learning the Torah that we’ve been celebrating with such gusto.

Are you ready for the whirlwind of activity about to come our way? This is the final hurrah for the season, so make sure to take advantage!

  Volume 16 Number 3, 21st of Tishrei 5775, October 15 '14

Chabad - Simchat Torah Edition

Shmini Atzeret / Simchat Torah Edition

It’s Shmini Atzeret / Simchat Torah – The Time of Our Joy!

No Sukkot Holiday would be complete without our annual Grand Simchat Torah Celebration! This year’s banquet, generously sponsored by Elias and Rachel Perez, promises to be great, featuring incredible gourmet food (an Italian Festa) and a joyous atmosphere. The best part of course will be theHakafot (traditional dancing with the Torah). Every child in attendance will receive a beautiful stuffed Torah to dance with and to take home.

There is no cost to attend. Everyone – and we mean EVERYONE – is invited and encouraged to participate in this incredible yearly treat! Mark your calendars now for Thursday, October 16th with services beginning at 6pm and dinner being served immediately afterward.

Shmini Atzeret / Simchat Torah Schedule

Wed., 10/15, 6pm -     Shmini Atzeret Services (Dance with Torah!)

Thurs., 10/16, 10am - Shmini Atzeret Morning Services (with Yizkor)

Thurs., 10/16, 6pm -    Simchat Torah Evening Services (DANCE WITH TORAH!)

Thurs., 10/16, -            Simchat Torah BANQUET (after Services)

Fri., 10/17, 10am -       Simchat Torah Morning Services (Dance with Torah!)

Fri., 10/17, 6pm -        Friday Night / Shabbat Services

Sat., 10/18, 10am -      Shabbat Services (Shabbat Biraishit)

Special Shabbat

This coming Shabbat is called Shabbat Biraishit, after the name of the Torah portion we will read. Our tradition tells us that how we this Shabbat goes, so will go our coming year. It is therefore of crucial importance to be mindful of G-d and His greatness and to do all in our power to connect to Him during this opportune time. It is particularly important to come to shul and listen to the Torah reading.

Getting Closer by the Day THANKS to Our Generous Donors!

We are still about $60,000 short of what we need to pay for all of the items remaining to achieve occupancy. Since we started this ‘final stretch’ appeal more than $90,000 has been donated! If you can help us achieve this final amount it will be a great blessing for you and our community. Please see list of remaining dedications found below.

A couple of wonderful additional ideas came up at our Open House. We are looking to add benches in the Breezeway, a decorative fountain in front, and a Mural on the inside of our Dome.

Special Prayers Needed

Please keep Michoel ben Sofia in mind who is in need of a Refuah Shelaimah (a complete and speedy recovery). Your prayers help!

HebrewSchoolRocks!

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!

Kiddush Sponsors This Week – WE ALWAYS NEED SPONSORS

This week the holiday Kiddushes are sponsored by the Alter Family in honor of those who worked so hard to get us into our new building including Misha Galperin, Jon Rozansky, Brenda Joseph, Bill Blindell, and Rabbi Eilfort.

The Shabbat Biraishit Kiddush is sponsored by Jeanne Detsky in honor of Rabbi and Mrs. Eilfort.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to join us for a beautiful weekly gathering!

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while, or love the feeling of sharing this tremendous gift with our wonderful congregation, please contact Naomi at 760-436-3687.

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily – Code of Jewish Law with Rabbi E – Following Minyan

Shabbat: After Kiddush – Women’s Issues with the Rebbetzin

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm.

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

Friday: Caffeine for the Soul @ Target – 12pm

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Devorah Katz and Sheila Lebovitz!

May Michael Galperin, Rhonda Bloom, Roz Mintz, and Mel Bridge, be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

We remember William Coulson, Rudolph Falkinstein, Albert Walden, and Isaac Weksler on their Yarzeit.

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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!

Minyan

Our daily Minyan has been a tremendous source of good will for our community. Several people have been able to utilize the Minyan in order to say Kaddish for a loved one. Others have become accustomed to the great Mitzvah of davening with a Minyan because there is one readily available. Beginning this week, a couple of our regulars will be out of town for the next several weeks. We therefore need a few additional commitments so that the Minyan doesn’t slow down, G-d forbid. We are asking those who are able to make a commitment to the Minyan to please do so now. Some people are counting on our Minyan to be able to recite Kaddish for their loved ones. This is tremendously important. Please commit to a day or two per week (at the very least). People who have joined the Minyan have universally reported that they find the experience uplifting and have described it as a great way to start the day. Please respond to this message if you are able to help us in this regard.

Learn the Code of Jewish Law with Rabbi Eilfort

A daily class in practical Jewish Law is held immediately following the Minyan in our storefront location taught by Rabbi Eilfort. Using the Code of Jewish Law, known in Hebrew as the Shulchan Aruch, participants are able to discuss the laws while learning about the ongoing opportunities one has to serve the Almighty on a moment-by-moment basis. The class begins at about 8:50am and lasts for about 20 minutes. There is no charge to attend.

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.

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

Ron Lewis Insurance Services

760.525.5769 / RonLewisInsurance@yahoo.com

Specializing in Medicare Supplements, Long-term care (LTC) plans, Individual health plans, Dental, and Term life insurance.

Need health or life insurance or know someone who does? If so, please visit http://InsuranceProductQuotes.com and get plan and rate comparisons INSTANTLY from the major insurance carriers in California and Washington. Apply directly online or call for more information. There is no charge for this service!

Interested in having long-term care insurance WITHOUT purchasing an expensive LTC insurance plan? Watch this 10 minute video:

http://www.westlandinc.com/downloads/10MinMG/player.html

North County Coastal In partnership with the Leichtag Foundation

MATCH

For donors residing in the North County Coastal region, north of Via de la Valle and west of I-15, including Rancho Santa Fe.

Open a donor advised fund by December 31, 2013 and be eligible for an immediate tax deduction.

We will MATCH your first grant (up to 10% of your initial fund balance and $1,000 maximum) to a North County Coastal Jewish program or synagogue.*

$1,800 minimum to open a fund. Minimum grant is $100.

Join us in building Jewish life in San Diego's North County Coastal region!

To learn about funding opportunities in the region, contact Darren Schwartz at darren@jcfsandiego.org or 858.279.2740.

The Jewish Community Foundation educates and inspires generations of givers throughout the San Diego Jewish community. Since 1967, Foundation donors have granted over $850 million to organizations in San Diego, Israel and around the world.

* Limited match grant funds available.

Rita’s Italian non-dairy Ices, Carlsbad now Kosher

We are happy to announce that Rabbi Eilfort has given Kosher certification to Rita’s Italian Ices, Carlsbad’s non-dairy products. Rita’s offers a large variety of Italian Ices with numerous flavors. Be sure to ask for the Kosher flavors (and thank them for serving the needs of the Jewish community)! Rita’s is located at 3263 Camino De Los Coches #103, Carlsbad, CA 92009 (near the corner of Rancho Santa Fe) and their phone number is (760) 753-5700.

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.

John Shirley for Your Home Improvement Needs –

Many of the ongoing projects necessary to keep our facility up and running are completed by John Shirley. John has many years of experience in all areas of building. From dry-wall work to painting, from carpentry to plumbing John can help you get the job done right. Call John Shirley at 619-980-2706. Rabbi E gives John his highest recommendation!

Dream Home Cinema

*Family Room Surround

*Wholesale House Audio

*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz: 760-415-8742

Joseph@DreamHomeCinema.com

Face and Body Painting

My name is William Goldman. I am a talented artist with over twenty years of face painting experience. I can transform children or adults into wild tigers, beautiful princesses, deadly dragons, delicate butterflies. Use your imagination! Make your party special!

tigerwill58@yahoo.com - 760-672-3942

Energy, Health, Weight Loss

I help people get results with having more energy, losing weightand improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-635-3405. For free samples, including Power Breakfast, call me or fill out contact info atwww.FeelGreatSamples.com. For Skin Care samples,www.MySkinCareSurvey.com.

Your referrals are appreciated.

Ralphs Partners with Chabad: Re-Registration Now Open

It’s that time again!! 

PARTICIPANT  REGISTRATION FOR THE NEW TERM BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2013.   

There is no pre-registration! This means that the first day you can register for the new term is September 1, 2013 or after. 

1.    All of your members who are currently enrolled in the Ralphs Community Contribution Program will remain active until August 31, 2013.  
2.    Participants will be required to register or re-register for the new term at www.ralphs.com or by using the scanbar letter at the register starting September 1, 2013. 
3.    There are two ways to enroll: 
       a.    Online registration (see instructions below) 
       b.    Scan-Bar letter 
4.    If you received a scan-bar letter last year, it is still good and can be used this year. If you would like to receive a scan-bar letter, please respond to this email and one will be mailed to you. 
5.    Even if your participants registered as recently as June, July or August 2013, they will be required to register again, on or afterSeptember 1, 2013. 
6.    Your organization does NOT need to re-register, only your participants. 
7.    This notice does not apply to participants of the Food 4 Less/Foods Co Community Rewards program. 

**WEBSITE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS** 

IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED YOUR REWARDS CARD ONLINE 
1.    Log in to www.ralphs.com 
2.    Click on ‘Create an Account’ 
3.    Follow the 5 easy steps to create an online account 
4.    You will be instructed to go to your email inbox to confirm your account 
5.    After you confirm your online account by clicking on the link in your email, return to www.ralphs.com and click on ‘my account’ (you may have to sign in again first). 
6.    View all your information and edit as necessary 
7.    Link your card to your organization by clicking on: 
a.    Community Rewards 
b.    Edit my community contribution and follow the instructions 
c.    Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name 

IF YOU ARE ALREADY AN ONLINE CUSTOMER 
1.    Log in to www.ralphs.com 
2.    Click Sign In 
3.    Enter your email address and password 
4.    Click on ‘My Account’ (In the top right hand corner) 
5.    Click on Account Settings 
6.    View all your information and edit as necessary 
7.    Link your card to your organization by clicking on: 
a.    Community Rewards 
b.    Edit my community contribution and follow the instructions 
c.    Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name

Cost Effective Advertising Available HERE

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

Volume 16 Number 2, 14th of Tishrei 5775, October 8th '14

 

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 Gā€‘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 16 Number 2, 14th of Tishrei 5775, October 8th '14

Weekly Update - Sukkot Edition

Please Join Us for a Dessert Party

In honor of the engagement of Yossi Eilfort and Dassy Levilev there will be a joyous engagement party on Tuesday, October 14th beginning at 7pm in the Chabad center’s newly built Sukkah. There will be live music, a fire show, a huge array of assorted desserts, and many smiling faces. RSVP by responding to this message.

It’s Sukkot – The Time of Our Joy!

Sukkot is called the Time of Our Joy. There is a very good reason for this. The Mitzvot of Sukkot include dwelling (eating, drinking, studying, and generally hanging out) in the Sukkah for the duration of the holiday, and shaking the Lulav and Etrog each day other than Shabbat. It is our joy to help you learn about and fulfill these meaningful commandments – all you have to do is ask!

Come to our upbeat and energetic Sukkot services (see schedule below) and you will find out just how joyful this time can be! This year’s celebrations will be particularly joyful as we have the privilege of enjoying our new building and using our gorgeous, custom-built grand Sukkah! We believe our Sukkah to not only be functional, but to be unique and artistic with an awesome view of the lagoon. (Public Service Announcement: Anyone who would like to partake of the great Mitzvah of eating in the shul’s Sukkah is welcome to do so at any time during the holiday. Simply let us know when you will be there.)

Of course, no Sukkot Holiday would be complete without our annual Grand Simchas Torah Celebration! This year’s banquet, generously sponsored by Elias and Rachel Perez, promises to be great, featuring incredible gourmet food and a joyous atmosphere. The best part of course will be the Hakafos (traditional dancing with the Torah).

There is no cost to attend. Everyone – and we mean EVERYONE – is invited and encouraged to participate in this incredible yearly treat! Mark your calendars now for Thursday, October 16th with services beginning at 6pm and dinner being served immediately afterward.

Sukkot Schedule

Wed., 10/8, All Day - Lulav and Etrog Sets Ready for Pick-up @ Rabbi’s

Wed.,10/8, 6pm -        Sukkot Evening Services

Thurs., 10/9, 10am -    Sukkot Morning Services

Thurs., 10/9, 6pm -      Sukkot Evening Services

Fri., 10/10, 10am -       Sukkot Morning Services

Fri., 10/10, 6pm -        Shabbat/Sukkot Evening Services

Sat., 10/11, 10am -      Shabbat/Sukkot Morning Services

Sun., 10/12, 8:30am - Sukkot Intermediate Day Morning Services

Mon., 10/13, 8am -      Sukkot Intermediate Day Morning Services

Tues., 10/14, 8am -      Sukkot Intermediate Day Morning Services

Tues., 10/14, 7pm -     MAZEL TOV Sukkot Party & Dessert Reception

Wed., 10/15, 8am -     Hoshanah Rabbah Morning Services

Wed., 10/15, 6pm -     Shmini Atzeret Services (Dance with Torah!)

Thurs., 10/16, 10am - Shmini Atzeret Morning Services (with Yizkor)

Thurs., 10/16, 6pm -    Simchat Torah Evening Services (DANCE WITH TORAH!)

Thurs., 10/16, -            Simchat Torah BANQUET (after Services)

Fri., 10/17, 10am -       Simchat Torah Morning Services (Dance with Torah!)

Fri., 10/17, 6pm -        Friday Night / Shabbat Services

Sat., 10/18, 10am -      Shabbat Services (Shabbat Biraishit)

Getting Closer by the Day THANKS to Our Generous Donors!

We are still about $60,000 short of what we need to pay for all of the items remaining to achieve occupancy. Since we started this ‘final stretch’ appeal more than $90,000 has been donated! If you can help us achieve this final amount it will be a great blessing for you and our community. Please see list of remaining dedications found below.

A couple of wonderful additional ideas came up at our Open House. We are looking to add benches in the Breezeway, a decorative fountain in front, and a Mural on the inside of our Dome.

Remaining Dedication Opportunities

Endowment Fund Seed Money                                              $1,000,000

Hebrew School Name                                                             $750,000

Campus Name                                                                         $613,000

Grand Menorah                                                                       $250,000

Security Fence & Decorative Glass                                        $100,000

Stained Glass Windows                                                          $100,000

External Decorative Paneling                                                 $80,000

Grading                                                                                   $80,000

Conference Room                                                                   $50,000

Deck & Outdoor Seating                                                        $50,000

Main Chandeliers 4 @ $12,500                                              $50,000

Mural inside of Dome                                                             $45,000

Solar System                                                                           $40,000

Friendship Entrance with Security Doors                               $40,000

Outdoor Lighting                                                                    $40,000

Youth Activity Lounge (future basement)                             $36,000

Chasidic Library (future basement)                                        $36,000

Children’s Library (future basement)                                     $25,000

Restrooms                                                                               $25,000

Breezeway Chandelier                                                            $20,000

Complex Irrigation System                                                     $20,000

Decorative Fountain                                                               $18,000

Landscaping                                                                            $18,000

Breezeway Benches                                                                $10,000

Banquet Tables (20 @ $500)                                                  $10,000

Kitchen Utensils                                                                     $5,000

Yarmulkahs, Tallaisim, & Women’s Head Coverings            $2,500

Memorial Plaque on Memorial Board                         $500 (each)

Leaf on Tree of Life                                                               $360 (each)

Special Prayers Needed

Please keep Michoel ben Sofia in mind who is in need of a Refuah Shelaimah (a complete and speedy recovery). Your prayers help!

New Membership Year:

Time to Sign Up

Please note that our membership 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 Chabad@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Also, please note that the Chabad at La Costa Membership year begins 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 are most sincere appreciation, and please send in your forms.

HebrewSchoolRegistration

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!

Kiddush Sponsors This Week – WE ALWAYS NEED SPONSORS

This week the holiday Kiddushes are sponsored by the Alter Family in memory of Poppy Milton Alter (Menachem Dovid ben Shmuel, may he rest in peace).

The Shabbat / Sukkot Kiddush is sponsored by Addy Hale in loving memory of her father Dovid ben Yakov, may he rest in peace.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to join us for a beautiful weekly gathering!

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while, or love the feeling of sharing this tremendous gift with our wonderful congregation, please contact Naomi at 760-436-3687.

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily – Code of Jewish Law with Rabbi E – Following Minyan

Cancelled due to holiday - Shabbat: After Kiddush – Women’s Issues with the Rebbetzin

Cancelled due to holiday - Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm.

Cancelled due to holiday - Wednesday: Torah Portion of the Week – 7:30pm @ Storefront

Cancelled for Holiday - Friday: Caffeine for the Soul @ Target – 12pm

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Rabbi Naftali Levy, Evelyn Leuker, Barry Infeld, Jeff Stier, Chaya Israel, Shimon Israel, Naomi Judith, Bill Eilfort, and Eric Ahlzadeh!

May Michael Galperin, Rhonda Bloom, Roz Mintz, and Mel Bridge, be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

We remember Harry Goldsmith and Milton Alter on their Yarzeit.

###

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!

Minyan

Our daily Minyan has been a tremendous source of good will for our community. Several people have been able to utilize the Minyan in order to say Kaddish for a loved one. Others have become accustomed to the great Mitzvah of davening with a Minyan because there is one readily available. Beginning this week, a couple of our regulars will be out of town for the next several weeks. We therefore need a few additional commitments so that the Minyan doesn’t slow down, G-d forbid. We are asking those who are able to make a commitment to the Minyan to please do so now. Some people are counting on our Minyan to be able to recite Kaddish for their loved ones. This is tremendously important. Please commit to a day or two per week (at the very least). People who have joined the Minyan have universally reported that they find the experience uplifting and have described it as a great way to start the day. Please respond to this message if you are able to help us in this regard.

Learn the Code of Jewish Law with Rabbi Eilfort

A daily class in practical Jewish Law is held immediately following the Minyan in our storefront location taught by Rabbi Eilfort. Using the Code of Jewish Law, known in Hebrew as the Shulchan Aruch, participants are able to discuss the laws while learning about the ongoing opportunities one has to serve the Almighty on a moment-by-moment basis. The class begins at about 8:50am and lasts for about 20 minutes. There is no charge to attend.

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.

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

Ron Lewis Insurance Services

760.525.5769 / RonLewisInsurance@yahoo.com

Specializing in Medicare Supplements, Long-term care (LTC) plans, Individual health plans, Dental, and Term life insurance.

Need health or life insurance or know someone who does? If so, please visit http://InsuranceProductQuotes.com and get plan and rate comparisons INSTANTLY from the major insurance carriers in California and Washington. Apply directly online or call for more information. There is no charge for this service!

Interested in having long-term care insurance WITHOUT purchasing an expensive LTC insurance plan? Watch this 10 minute video:

http://www.westlandinc.com/downloads/10MinMG/player.html

North County Coastal In partnership with the Leichtag Foundation

MATCH

For donors residing in the North County Coastal region, north of Via de la Valle and west of I-15, including Rancho Santa Fe.

Open a donor advised fund by December 31, 2013 and be eligible for an immediate tax deduction.

We will MATCH your first grant (up to 10% of your initial fund balance and $1,000 maximum) to a North County Coastal Jewish program or synagogue.*

$1,800 minimum to open a fund. Minimum grant is $100.

Join us in building Jewish life in San Diego's North County Coastal region!

To learn about funding opportunities in the region, contact Darren Schwartz at darren@jcfsandiego.org or 858.279.2740.

The Jewish Community Foundation educates and inspires generations of givers throughout the San Diego Jewish community. Since 1967, Foundation donors have granted over $850 million to organizations in San Diego, Israel and around the world.

* Limited match grant funds available.

Rita’s Italian non-dairy Ices, Carlsbad now Kosher

We are happy to announce that Rabbi Eilfort has given Kosher certification to Rita’s Italian Ices, Carlsbad’s non-dairy products. Rita’s offers a large variety of Italian Ices with numerous flavors. Be sure to ask for the Kosher flavors (and thank them for serving the needs of the Jewish community)! Rita’s is located at 3263 Camino De Los Coches #103, Carlsbad, CA 92009 (near the corner of Rancho Santa Fe) and their phone number is (760) 753-5700.

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.

John Shirley for Your Home Improvement Needs –

Many of the ongoing projects necessary to keep our facility up and running are completed by John Shirley. John has many years of experience in all areas of building. From dry-wall work to painting, from carpentry to plumbing John can help you get the job done right. Call John Shirley at 619-980-2706. Rabbi E gives John his highest recommendation!

Dream Home Cinema

*Family Room Surround

*Wholesale House Audio

*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz: 760-415-8742

Joseph@DreamHomeCinema.com

Face and Body Painting

My name is William Goldman. I am a talented artist with over twenty years of face painting experience. I can transform children or adults into wild tigers, beautiful princesses, deadly dragons, delicate butterflies. Use your imagination! Make your party special!

tigerwill58@yahoo.com - 760-672-3942

Energy, Health, Weight Loss

I help people get results with having more energy, losing weightand improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-635-3405. 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.

Ralphs Partners with Chabad: Re-Registration Now Open

It’s that time again!! 

PARTICIPANT  REGISTRATION FOR THE NEW TERM BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2013.   

There is no pre-registration! This means that the first day you can register for the new term is September 1, 2013 or after. 

1.    All of your members who are currently enrolled in the Ralphs Community Contribution Program will remain active until August 31, 2013.  
2.    Participants will be required to register or re-register for the new term at www.ralphs.com or by using the scanbar letter at the register starting September 1, 2013. 
3.    There are two ways to enroll: 
       a.    Online registration (see instructions below) 
       b.    Scan-Bar letter 
4.    If you received a scan-bar letter last year, it is still good and can be used this year. If you would like to receive a scan-bar letter, please respond to this email and one will be mailed to you. 
5.    Even if your participants registered as recently as June, July or August 2013, they will be required to register again, on or afterSeptember 1, 2013. 
6.    Your organization does NOT need to re-register, only your participants. 
7.    This notice does not apply to participants of the Food 4 Less/Foods Co Community Rewards program. 

**WEBSITE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS** 

IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED YOUR REWARDS CARD ONLINE 
1.    Log in to www.ralphs.com 
2.    Click on ‘Create an Account’ 
3.    Follow the 5 easy steps to create an online account 
4.    You will be instructed to go to your email inbox to confirm your account 
5.    After you confirm your online account by clicking on the link in your email, return to www.ralphs.com and click on ‘my account’ (you may have to sign in again first). 
6.    View all your information and edit as necessary 
7.    Link your card to your organization by clicking on: 
a.    Community Rewards 
b.    Edit my community contribution and follow the instructions 
c.    Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name 

IF YOU ARE ALREADY AN ONLINE CUSTOMER 
1.    Log in to www.ralphs.com 
2.    Click Sign In 
3.    Enter your email address and password 
4.    Click on ‘My Account’ (In the top right hand corner) 
5.    Click on Account Settings 
6.    View all your information and edit as necessary 
7.    Link your card to your organization by clicking on: 
a.    Community Rewards 
b.    Edit my community contribution and follow the instructions 
c.    Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name

Cost Effective Advertising Available HERE

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

Volume 16 Number 1, 9th of Tishrei 5775, Oct. 3 '14

 

Message from the Rabbi
 

You may have read about it in the news. Steven Sotloff, the American Jewish journalist who was brutally beheaded by ISIS this summer, observed some Jewish traditions while in captivity, hiding the fact that he was Jewish from his barbaric kidnappers. When everyone was praying towards Mecca, he turned inconspicuously to face Jerusalem and recite the Shema.

Steve even managed to fast last Yom Kippur by feigning illness, pretending he lost appetite for the duration of the sacred day.

Tragically, his promising young life was snuffed out in the cruelest manner. Yet there is something special we can do to perpetuate his life. Let’s encourage every single Jewish person, health permitting, to fast this Yom Kippur.

And Steven’s shining example will live on though us.

  Volume 16 Number 1, 9th of Tishrei 5775, Oct. 3 '14

Chabad Weekly Update

Yom Kippur Edition

Mazel Tov! It’s a Girl!!!

Dear Friends,

The Rebbetzin and I are very pleased announce that our son Yossi is engaged to Dassy Levilev from Brooklyn New York!

To celebrate we are having an engagement party (LeChaim) on Tuesday, October 14th (4th Intermediate Day of Sukkot) in the Chabad House Sukkah. Desserts will be served and we will enjoy music, dancing, and each other’s company. Dassy’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Yossi and Suri Levilev and their family will also be here.

Please honor us with your presence at this doubly joyous event! RSVP via email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com or call 760-943-8891.

Sincerely,

Rabbi Eilfort

High Holiday Honors

It is considered a great honor to have an Aliyah on Yom Kippur. We therefore ask those who wish to have this singular honor to be as generous as possible. Those interested should respond immediately to this message so arrangements can be made. G-d bless!

HolidayReservations

If you plan on joining us (and we sure hope you do) for our uplifting High Holiday services reservations are MANDATORY. If you have not already done so please respond immediately to this message. Please remember that the suggested donation to attend is $180 per adult and $50 per child. We will have a special children’s program. The High Holiday donation is included in Membership BUT RESERVATIONS – EVEN FOR MEMBERS – IS STILL REQUIRED.

Gourmet Break-the-Fast

The Perez Family has generously stepped forward to sponsor a gourmet break-the-fast in loving memory of Sylvette Perez. The entire community is invited to participate!

High Holiday Schedule

YOM KIPPUR

Friday, Oct. 3

Light Candles at: 6:14 pm

Fast Begins at: 6:14 pm

Kol Nidrei Services: 6:30 pm

Saturday, Oct. 4

Morning Services: 9:00 am

Children's Program: 11:00 - 12:30 Followed by Babysitting

Yizkor Memorial Service: 12:00 pm

Afternoon Service: 4:30 pm

Ne’ilah Closing Service: 5:30 pm

Fast ends at: 7:07 pm

Followed by gourmet Kiddush

The Great Chair Challenge

30 Chairs Donated This Week!

We are pleased to announce that 70 chairs have been donated in our Great Chair Challenge. The cost to donate an upgraded banquet chair – which we are getting at cost price - is $60. All donations up to 100 chairs ($6000) are being matched by a generous supporter.

Getting Closer by the Day THANKS to Our Generous Donors!

We are still about $60,000 short of what we need to pay for all of the items remaining to achieve occupancy. Since we started this ‘final stretch’ appeal more than $90,000 has been donated! If you can help us achieve this final amount it will be a great blessing for you and our community. Please see list of remaining dedications found below.

A couple of wonderful additional ideas came up at our Open House. We are looking to add benches in the Breezeway, a decorative fountain in front, and a Mural on the inside of our Dome.

Remaining Dedication Opportunities

Endowment Fund Seed Money                                              $1,000,000

Hebrew School Name                                                             $750,000

Campus Name                                                                         $613,000

Grand Menorah                                                                       $250,000

Security Fence & Decorative Glass                                        $100,000

Stained Glass Windows                                                          $100,000

External Decorative Paneling                                                 $80,000

Grading                                                                                   $80,000

Conference Room                                                                   $50,000

Deck & Outdoor Seating                                                        $50,000

Main Chandeliers 4 @ $12,500                                              $50,000

Mural inside of Dome                                                             $45,000

Solar System                                                                           $40,000

Friendship Entrance with Security Doors                               $40,000

Outdoor Lighting                                                                    $40,000

Youth Activity Lounge (future basement)                             $36,000

Chasidic Library (future basement)                                        $36,000

Children’s Library (future basement)                                     $25,000

Restrooms                                                                               $25,000

Breezeway Chandelier                                                            $20,000

Complex Irrigation System                                                     $20,000

Decorative Fountain                                                               $18,000

Landscaping                                                                            $18,000

Breezeway Benches                                                                $10,000

Banquet Tables (20 @ $500)                                                  $10,000

Kitchen Utensils                                                                     $5,000

Yarmulkahs, Tallaisim, & Women’s Head Coverings            $2,500

Memorial Plaque on Memorial Board                         $500 (each)

Leaf on Tree of Life                                                               $360 (each)

Special Prayers Needed

Please keep Michoel ben Sofia in mind who is in need of a Refuah Shelaimah (a complete and speedy recovery). Your prayers help!

New Membership Year:

Time to Sign Up

Please note that our membership 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 Chabad@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Also, please note that the Chabad at La Costa Membership year begins 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 are most sincere appreciation, and please send in your forms.

HebrewSchoolRegistration

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!

Kiddush Sponsors This Week – WE ALWAYS NEED SPONSORS

This week there will be no Kiddush due to Yom Kippur, however we will have a gourmet break-the-fast sponsored by the Perez Family in memory of Sylvette Perez. 

Everyone is invited and encouraged to join us for a beautiful weekly gathering!

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while, or love the feeling of sharing this tremendous gift with our wonderful congregation, please contact Naomi at 760-436-3687.

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily – Code of Jewish Law with Rabbi E – Following Minyan

Cancelled due to holiday - Shabbat: After Kiddush – Women’s Issues with the Rebbetzin

Cancelled due to holiday - Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm.

Cancelled due to holiday - Wednesday: Torah Portion of the Week – 7:30pm @ Storefront

Cancelled for Holiday - Friday: Caffeine for the Soul @ Target – 12pm

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Jill Stier, Les Stier, Karen Wexhler, Naftali Levy, Evelyn Leuker!

May Michael Galperin, Rhonda Bloom, Roz Mintz, and Mel Bridge, be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

We remember Chaya bas Scholom on her Yarzeit.

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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!

Minyan

Our daily Minyan has been a tremendous source of good will for our community. Several people have been able to utilize the Minyan in order to say Kaddish for a loved one. Others have become accustomed to the great Mitzvah of davening with a Minyan because there is one readily available. Beginning this week, a couple of our regulars will be out of town for the next several weeks. We therefore need a few additional commitments so that the Minyan doesn’t slow down, G-d forbid. We are asking those who are able to make a commitment to the Minyan to please do so now. Some people are counting on our Minyan to be able to recite Kaddish for their loved ones. This is tremendously important. Please commit to a day or two per week (at the very least). People who have joined the Minyan have universally reported that they find the experience uplifting and have described it as a great way to start the day. Please respond to this message if you are able to help us in this regard.

Learn the Code of Jewish Law with Rabbi Eilfort

A daily class in practical Jewish Law is held immediately following the Minyan in our storefront location taught by Rabbi Eilfort. Using the Code of Jewish Law, known in Hebrew as the Shulchan Aruch, participants are able to discuss the laws while learning about the ongoing opportunities one has to serve the Almighty on a moment-by-moment basis. The class begins at about 8:50am and lasts for about 20 minutes. There is no charge to attend.

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.

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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.

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Specializing in Medicare Supplements, Long-term care (LTC) plans, Individual health plans, Dental, and Term life insurance.

Need health or life insurance or know someone who does? If so, please visit http://InsuranceProductQuotes.com and get plan and rate comparisons INSTANTLY from the major insurance carriers in California and Washington. Apply directly online or call for more information. There is no charge for this service!

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For donors residing in the North County Coastal region, north of Via de la Valle and west of I-15, including Rancho Santa Fe.

Open a donor advised fund by December 31, 2013 and be eligible for an immediate tax deduction.

We will MATCH your first grant (up to 10% of your initial fund balance and $1,000 maximum) to a North County Coastal Jewish program or synagogue.*

$1,800 minimum to open a fund. Minimum grant is $100.

Join us in building Jewish life in San Diego's North County Coastal region!

To learn about funding opportunities in the region, contact Darren Schwartz at darren@jcfsandiego.org or 858.279.2740.

The Jewish Community Foundation educates and inspires generations of givers throughout the San Diego Jewish community. Since 1967, Foundation donors have granted over $850 million to organizations in San Diego, Israel and around the world.

* Limited match grant funds available.

Rita’s Italian non-dairy Ices, Carlsbad now Kosher

We are happy to announce that Rabbi Eilfort has given Kosher certification to Rita’s Italian Ices, Carlsbad’s non-dairy products. Rita’s offers a large variety of Italian Ices with numerous flavors. Be sure to ask for the Kosher flavors (and thank them for serving the needs of the Jewish community)! Rita’s is located at 3263 Camino De Los Coches #103, Carlsbad, CA 92009 (near the corner of Rancho Santa Fe) and their phone number is (760) 753-5700.

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.

John Shirley for Your Home Improvement Needs –

Many of the ongoing projects necessary to keep our facility up and running are completed by John Shirley. John has many years of experience in all areas of building. From dry-wall work to painting, from carpentry to plumbing John can help you get the job done right. Call John Shirley at 619-980-2706. Rabbi E gives John his highest recommendation!

Dream Home Cinema

*Family Room Surround

*Wholesale House Audio

*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz: 760-415-8742

Joseph@DreamHomeCinema.com

Face and Body Painting

My name is William Goldman. I am a talented artist with over twenty years of face painting experience. I can transform children or adults into wild tigers, beautiful princesses, deadly dragons, delicate butterflies. Use your imagination! Make your party special!

tigerwill58@yahoo.com - 760-672-3942

Energy, Health, Weight Loss

I help people get results with having more energy, losing weightand improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-635-3405. 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.

Ralphs Partners with Chabad: Re-Registration Now Open

It’s that time again!! 

PARTICIPANT  REGISTRATION FOR THE NEW TERM BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2013.   

There is no pre-registration! This means that the first day you can register for the new term is September 1, 2013 or after. 

1.    All of your members who are currently enrolled in the Ralphs Community Contribution Program will remain active until August 31, 2013.  
2.    Participants will be required to register or re-register for the new term at www.ralphs.com or by using the scanbar letter at the register starting September 1, 2013. 
3.    There are two ways to enroll: 
       a.    Online registration (see instructions below) 
       b.    Scan-Bar letter 
4.    If you received a scan-bar letter last year, it is still good and can be used this year. If you would like to receive a scan-bar letter, please respond to this email and one will be mailed to you. 
5.    Even if your participants registered as recently as June, July or August 2013, they will be required to register again, on or afterSeptember 1, 2013. 
6.    Your organization does NOT need to re-register, only your participants. 
7.    This notice does not apply to participants of the Food 4 Less/Foods Co Community Rewards program. 

**WEBSITE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS** 

IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED YOUR REWARDS CARD ONLINE 
1.    Log in to www.ralphs.com 
2.    Click on ‘Create an Account’ 
3.    Follow the 5 easy steps to create an online account 
4.    You will be instructed to go to your email inbox to confirm your account 
5.    After you confirm your online account by clicking on the link in your email, return to www.ralphs.com and click on ‘my account’ (you may have to sign in again first). 
6.    View all your information and edit as necessary 
7.    Link your card to your organization by clicking on: 
a.    Community Rewards 
b.    Edit my community contribution and follow the instructions 
c.    Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name 

IF YOU ARE ALREADY AN ONLINE CUSTOMER 
1.    Log in to www.ralphs.com 
2.    Click Sign In 
3.    Enter your email address and password 
4.    Click on ‘My Account’ (In the top right hand corner) 
5.    Click on Account Settings 
6.    View all your information and edit as necessary 
7.    Link your card to your organization by clicking on: 
a.    Community Rewards 
b.    Edit my community contribution and follow the instructions 
c.    Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name

Cost Effective Advertising Available HERE

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

Volume 15 Number 55, 29th of Elul 5774, September 24 '14

 

Message from the Rabbi
 

As we gather in the synagogues this Rosh Hashanah, we will be doing two things: crowning G-d as king, and asking for a good and sweet year for ourselves and those around us. So who is this day about? Is it about G-d, or is it about us?

The Rebbe explains that both can and must be true. Even when we ask for our “personal” needs, we recognize that they are really tools with which we serve G-d. Thus, my bank account, my relationships and my other needs are about G-d. Perhaps one can say that they are the crown with which I make Him my king.

How’s that for something to keep in mind when dipping the apple into honey and asking G-d for a sweet new year?

  Volume 15 Number 55, 29th of Elul 5774, September 24 '14

Chabad Weekly Update - New Year Edition

Rosh Hashanah Edition

High Holiday Honors

It is considered a great honor to have an Aliyah on the High Holidays. We therefore ask those who wish to have this singular honor to be as generous as possible. Those interested should respond immediately to this message so arrangements can be made. G-d bless!

Rosh Hashanah Dinner

Our first community dinner in our new building is scheduled to take place Wednesday night (first night of Rosh Hashanah) following services, which begin at 6pm. The traditional brisket dinner will be prepared by our own in-house caterer, Sheila Lebovitz, and promises to be an uplifting and joyous affair. We will be eating in the Breezeway. The cost to attend is $36 per adult and $18 per child. Immediate reservations are required.

HolidayReservations

If you plan on joining us (and we sure hope you do) for our uplifting High Holiday services reservations are MANDATORY. If you have not already done so please respond immediately to this message. Please remember that the suggested donation to attend is $180 per adult and $50 per child. We will have a special children’s program. The High Holiday donation is included in Membership BUT RESERVATIONS – EVEN FOR MEMBERS – IS STILL REQUIRED.

High Holiday Schedule

ROSH HASHANAH

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Make Eruv Tavshilin**

Light candles at: 6:25 pm

Evening Services: 6:30pm

Community Dinner: 7:00pm

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Morning Services: 9:00am

Shofar Sounding: 11:00 am

Tashlich Service: 5:30pm

Evening Services: 6:30pm

Light candles* after: 7:19pm

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Morning Services: 9:00am

Shofar Sounding: 11:00am

Light candles* at: 6:22pm

Evening Services: 6pm

SHABBAT SHUVA

Saturday, Sept. 27

Morning Services: 10:00 am

Shabbat ends at: 7:17 pm

FAST OF GEDALYA

Sunday, Sept. 28

Fast begins: 5:28 am

Fast ends at: 7:04 pm

YOM KIPPUR

Friday, Oct. 3

Morning Services: 8:00 am

Light Candles at: 6:14 pm

Fast Begins at: 6:14 pm

Kol Nidrei Services: 6:30 pm

Saturday, Oct. 4

Morning Services: 9:00 am

Children's Program: 11:00 - 12:30 Followed by Babysitting

Yizkor Memorial Service: 12:00 pm

Afternoon Service: 4:30 pm

Ne’ilah Closing Service: 5:30 pm

Fast ends at: 7:07 pm

Followed by gourmet Kiddush

Announcing the Great Chair Challenge

30 Chairs Donated This Week!

We are pleased to announce that 70 chairs have been donated in our Great Chair Challenge. The cost to donate an upgraded banquet chair – which we are getting at cost price - is $60. All donations up to 100 chairs ($6000) are being matched by a generous supporter.

Getting Closer by the Day THANKS to Our Generous Donors!

We are still about $60,000 short of what we need to pay for all of the items remaining to achieve occupancy. Since we started this ‘final stretch’ appeal more than $90,000 has been donated! If you can help us achieve this final amount it will be a great blessing for you and our community. Please see list of remaining dedications found below.

A couple of wonderful additional ideas came up at our Open House. We are looking to add benches in the Breezeway, a decorative fountain in front, and a Mural on the inside of our Dome.

Remaining Dedication Opportunities

Endowment Fund Seed Money                                              $1,000,000

Hebrew School Name                                                             $750,000

Campus Name                                                                         $613,000

Grand Menorah                                                                       $250,000

Security Fence & Decorative Glass                                        $100,000

Stained Glass Windows                                                          $100,000

External Decorative Paneling                                                 $80,000

Grading                                                                                   $80,000

Conference Room                                                                   $50,000

Deck & Outdoor Seating                                                        $50,000

Main Chandeliers 4 @ $12,500                                              $50,000

Mural inside of Dome                                                             $45,000

Solar System                                                                           $40,000

Friendship Entrance with Security Doors                               $40,000

Outdoor Lighting                                                                    $40,000

Youth Activity Lounge (future basement)                             $36,000

Chasidic Library (future basement)                                        $36,000

Children’s Library (future basement)                                     $25,000

Restrooms                                                                               $25,000

Breezeway Chandelier                                                            $20,000

Complex Irrigation System                                                     $20,000

Decorative Fountain                                                               $18,000

Landscaping                                                                            $18,000

Breezeway Benches                                                                $10,000

Banquet Tables (20 @ $500)                                                  $10,000

Kitchen Utensils                                                                     $5,000

Yarmulkahs, Tallaisim, & Women’s Head Coverings            $2,500

Memorial Plaque on Memorial Board                         $500 (each)

Leaf on Tree of Life                                                               $360 (each)

Special Prayers Needed

Please keep Michoel ben Sofia in mind who is in need of a Refuah Shelaimah (a complete and speedy recovery). Your prayers help!

New Membership Year:

Time to Sign Up

Please note that our membership 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 Chabad@ChabadatLaCosta.com

Also, please note that the Chabad at La Costa Membership year begins 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 are most sincere appreciation, and please send in your forms.

HebrewSchoolRegistration

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!

Kiddush Sponsors This Week – WE ALWAYS NEED SPONSORS

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by Suzanne Haray in honor of the new building!

Everyone is invited and encouraged to join us for a beautiful weekly gathering!

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while, or love the feeling of sharing this tremendous gift with our wonderful congregation, please contact Naomi at 760-436-3687.

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily – Code of Jewish Law with Rabbi E – Following Minyan

Shabbat: After Kiddush – Women’s Issues with the Rebbetzin

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm.

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

Cancelled for Holiday - Friday: Caffeine for the Soul @ Target – 12pm

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Karen Wexhler, David Tobias!

May Michael Galperin, Rhonda Bloom, Roz Mintz, and Mel Bridge, be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

We remember Dorothy Sacks, Chaya bas Scholom, David Glovsky, and Kim Strashoon on their Yarzeit.

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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!

Minyan

Our daily Minyan has been a tremendous source of good will for our community. Several people have been able to utilize the Minyan in order to say Kaddish for a loved one. Others have become accustomed to the great Mitzvah of davening with a Minyan because there is one readily available. Beginning this week, a couple of our regulars will be out of town for the next several weeks. We therefore need a few additional commitments so that the Minyan doesn’t slow down, G-d forbid. We are asking those who are able to make a commitment to the Minyan to please do so now. Some people are counting on our Minyan to be able to recite Kaddish for their loved ones. This is tremendously important. Please commit to a day or two per week (at the very least). People who have joined the Minyan have universally reported that they find the experience uplifting and have described it as a great way to start the day. Please respond to this message if you are able to help us in this regard.

Learn the Code of Jewish Law with Rabbi Eilfort

A daily class in practical Jewish Law is held immediately following the Minyan in our storefront location taught by Rabbi Eilfort. Using the Code of Jewish Law, known in Hebrew as the Shulchan Aruch, participants are able to discuss the laws while learning about the ongoing opportunities one has to serve the Almighty on a moment-by-moment basis. The class begins at about 8:50am and lasts for about 20 minutes. There is no charge to attend.

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.

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

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Ron Lewis Insurance Services

760.525.5769 / RonLewisInsurance@yahoo.com

Specializing in Medicare Supplements, Long-term care (LTC) plans, Individual health plans, Dental, and Term life insurance.

Need health or life insurance or know someone who does? If so, please visithttp://InsuranceProductQuotes.com and get plan and rate comparisons INSTANTLY from the major insurance carriers in California and Washington. Apply directly online or call for more information. There is no charge for this service!

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North County Coastal In partnership with the Leichtag Foundation

MATCH

For donors residing in the North County Coastal region, north of Via de la Valle and west of I-15, including Rancho Santa Fe.

Open a donor advised fund by December 31, 2013 and be eligible for an immediate tax deduction.

We will MATCH your first grant (up to 10% of your initial fund balance and $1,000 maximum) to a North County Coastal Jewish program or synagogue.*

$1,800 minimum to open a fund. Minimum grant is $100.

Join us in building Jewish life in San Diego's North County Coastal region!

To learn about funding opportunities in the region, contact Darren Schwartz at darren@jcfsandiego.org or 858.279.2740.

The Jewish Community Foundation educates and inspires generations of givers throughout the San Diego Jewish community. Since 1967, Foundation donors have granted over $850 million to organizations in San Diego, Israel and around the world.

* Limited match grant funds available.

Rita’s Italian non-dairy Ices, Carlsbad now Kosher

We are happy to announce that Rabbi Eilfort has given Kosher certification to Rita’s Italian Ices, Carlsbad’s non-dairy products. Rita’s offers a large variety of Italian Ices with numerous flavors. Be sure to ask for the Kosher flavors (and thank them for serving the needs of the Jewish community)! Rita’s is located at 3263 Camino De Los Coches #103, Carlsbad, CA 92009 (near the corner of Rancho Santa Fe) and their phone number is (760) 753-5700.

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.

John Shirley for Your Home Improvement Needs –

Many of the ongoing projects necessary to keep our facility up and running are completed by John Shirley. John has many years of experience in all areas of building. From dry-wall work to painting, from carpentry to plumbing John can help you get the job done right. Call John Shirley at 619-980-2706. Rabbi E gives John his highest recommendation!

Dream Home Cinema

*Family Room Surround

*Wholesale House Audio

*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz: 760-415-8742

Joseph@DreamHomeCinema.com

Face and Body Painting

My name is William Goldman. I am a talented artist with over twenty years of face painting experience. I can transform children or adults into wild tigers, beautiful princesses, deadly dragons, delicate butterflies. Use your imagination! Make your party special!

tigerwill58@yahoo.com - 760-672-3942

Energy, Health, Weight Loss

I help people get results with having more energy, losing weightand improving their health with safe, natural, guaranteed kosher products along with free coaching. Leah/Linda Buckner 760-635-3405. For free samples, including Power Breakfast, call me or fill out contact info atwww.FeelGreatSamples.com. For Skin Care samples,www.MySkinCareSurvey.com.

Your referrals are appreciated.

Ralphs Partners with Chabad: Re-Registration Now Open

It’s that time again!! 

PARTICIPANT  REGISTRATION FOR THE NEW TERM BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2013.   

There is no pre-registration! This means that the first day you can register for the new term is September 1, 2013 or after. 

1.    All of your members who are currently enrolled in the Ralphs Community Contribution Program will remain active until August 31, 2013.  
2.    Participants will be required to register or re-register for the new term at www.ralphs.com or by using the scanbar letter at the register starting September 1, 2013. 
3.    There are two ways to enroll: 
       a.    Online registration (see instructions below) 
       b.    Scan-Bar letter 
4.    If you received a scan-bar letter last year, it is still good and can be used this year. If you would like to receive a scan-bar letter, please respond to this email and one will be mailed to you. 
5.    Even if your participants registered as recently as June, July or August 2013, they will be required to register again, on or afterSeptember 1, 2013. 
6.    Your organization does NOT need to re-register, only your participants. 
7.    This notice does not apply to participants of the Food 4 Less/Foods Co Community Rewards program. 

**WEBSITE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS** 

IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED YOUR REWARDS CARD ONLINE 
1.    Log in to www.ralphs.com 
2.    Click on ‘Create an Account’ 
3.    Follow the 5 easy steps to create an online account 
4.    You will be instructed to go to your email inbox to confirm your account
5.    After you confirm your online account by clicking on the link in your email, return to www.ralphs.com and click on ‘my account’ (you may have to sign in again first). 
6.    View all your information and edit as necessary 
7.    Link your card to your organization by clicking on: 
a.    Community Rewards 
b.    Edit my community contribution and follow the instructions 
c.    Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name 

IF YOU ARE ALREADY AN ONLINE CUSTOMER 
1.    Log in to www.ralphs.com 
2.    Click Sign In 
3.    Enter your email address and password 
4.    Click on ‘My Account’ (In the top right hand corner) 
5.    Click on Account Settings 
6.    View all your information and edit as necessary 
7.    Link your card to your organization by clicking on: 
a.    Community Rewards 
b.    Edit my community contribution and follow the instructions 
c.    Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name

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.

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