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Volume 16 Number 11, 4th of Tevet, 5775 December 26, '14

 

Message from the Rabbi
 

There is something amazing about books. Many of us can attest to the magical hours we spent as children curled up with a good title, transported to faraway lands and eras long past.

This Shabbat, the worldwide Chabad community will be celebrating Jewish books. Even today, when everything can be accessed from our mobile phones, there is something special—actually sacred—about real old-fashioned books with Torah content. In honor of this special day, I encourage you to order at least one Jewish book for your house. It will make your home that much holier.

  Volume 16 Number 11, 4th of Tevet, 5775 December 26, '14

Weekly Update   

Winter “Fun-Raiser” THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

The Alter Family is once again holding a fabulous Casino Night event at their home. Everyone is invited to join us on Saturday, December 27th at 7pm for an evening of fun and food! The cost to attend is only $25 per person for unlimited casino play and refreshments. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE SHUL. RSVP by contacting Naomi at NaomiAlter@Juno.com, or calling 760-436-3687. Please be sure to join us and invite a friend!

End-of-Year Appeal

Dear Friends,

I hope this message catches you before the chaos of the holidays overwhelms you. As we gather with our families to say thank you for all of the blessings in our lives, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank YOU for being a part of my life. As I watch Chabad at La Costa continue to grow and blossom each day, my heart is filled with gratitude to the Almighty who has blessed the work of our hands with success beyond our dreams. At the same time, I am keenly aware that 'it takes a village' — and you are my village.

As the fiscal year comes to a close, we once again reach out to all of our friends to help close the gap with our End-of-Year fundraising drive. Please take a moment and make a generous donation to our year-end campaign. Your donation is a beautiful mitzvah and greatly appreciated!

As you know, I take great pride in having the leanest budget in town. We operate a community shul, a community Hebrew School, community holiday awareness projects and more – all for less than anybody thinks possible. At the same time we have built and are in our spacious new facility that will serve our community’s needs for many years to come. But the fees we charge don’t fully cover the cost of doing business. To ensure that every Jew in this area has a spiritual home, our fees are low, with membership voluntary. As we near the end of the calendar year, we near the end of our cash flow.

It hurts me to ask for donations because I know that there are many others hurting as well, but ask I must. I believe that G-d blesses each of us with the ability to fulfill the mitzvah of Tzedakah in some capacity. Whether it is $18 or $1,800, whatever amount you give is a mitzvah. Besides, it's a good time of year to make a donation ­– you get the tax deduction – and that sweetens the pot a little.

There’s no greater 'bang for your buck' than a gift to Chabad. So please, open your heart and consider making one more donation, one last end-of-year donation, that will help keep us in the black until our new commitments kick in.

With Blessings,

Rabbi Eilfort

Building Update

The week, our beautiful new chandelier has been installed in the Breezeway. If you haven’t seen our shul lately, you haven’t seen our shul!

chandelier1.jpg 

Fast Day  - 10th of Tevet

This coming Thursday (January 1st) is a daylight fast commemorating the seige of Jerusalem, by King Nebuchadnezzar, leading to the destruction of the First Temple in 422 BCE. The fast begins at 5:29am and ends at 5:21pm. 

 

Friday Night Services @ 4:30pm

Please note that Friday afternoon/evening services begin at 4:30pm. Please join us in this brief but inspiring service that helps us usher in the holy Shabbat!

HebrewSchool

Hebrew School takes place on Sundays at our storefront location. We specialize in children with an IEP or ADHD/ADD diagnoses. We provide a one on one individually designed Jewish education for your student. Please contact Hebrew School Director Morah Nechama for further info or to enroll your child/ren. info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Mom & Tot Shabbat

Chabad at La Costa offers a September to June monthly Mom & Tot program for children birth to 5 years old. If you are looking for a place to meet other mothers with children the same age as yours, in the Encinitas & Carlsbad areas, then join us on January 23rd for Challah baking, music and movement, art and more! This class is complimentary! RSVP to Nechama 760 612 9787.

Kiddush Sponsors This Week – WE ALWAYS NEED SPONSORS

This Kiddush this Shabbat is sponsored by the Alter Family in honor of the visit of Sam’s fiancée Meghan Harter. It is co-sponsored by Tom Steiner in honor of his daughter, Rebecca’s, visit.

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.

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

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

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Anna Mintz, Shirley Stier and Beverly Galperin!

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

We remember Dr. W. Pincus, William Eilfort, Yoel Seigal, Ann Miller, Roaw Zalman and Milton Lewis

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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.

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

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

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

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.

 

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 10, 27th of Kislev 5775, Dec. 19, '14

 

Message from the Rabbi
 

Someone once wrote, only partly in jest, that Chanukah is eight days long because it takes that long for people to realize that it's Chanukah. With all the tinsel, sales, artificial joy and commercialism that assault our senses during this time of year, it can indeed be hard to shut it all out and really connect with the message of the Chanukah flames.

Chanukah celebrates our victory over Greek tyranny in ancient Israel. The Greeks were infatuated with their culture, and did their best to impose it on everyone they conquered. Thank G-d, a small band of Jews who called themselves Maccabees stood up to them, and our people are still around to tell the tale in Hebrew.

Following the Maccabeess lead, we can all buck the trend of pop culture. Do a mitzvah, study some Torah, put on tefillin, light Shabbat candles, and help others do the same and you too will be a Maccabee.

Happy Chanukah!


  Volume 16 Number 10, 27th of Kislev 5775, Dec. 19, '14

Chabad Weekly Update

Yarzeit Minyan Needed

Please note that a Yarzeit Minyan is needed Monday at 8am. We are presently a couple of short. If you are able to do this TREMENDOUS Mitzvah and participate please respond to this message immediately!

Chanukah Plans

Chanukah began on Tuesday, December 16th as we lit the first candle. We have some tremendous plans that we are sure you will enjoy at this joyous time.

  1. Movie Pajama Party at Shul Saturday, December 20th from 7-9pm! Children (ages 5-12) will be the guests of honor at a movie night / pajama party in our new building. There will be popcorn and hot chocolate and lots of fun. Please let us know if your kids will be there.
  2. Giant Menorah Lighting @ The Forum Shops, Carlsbad (in front of the dolphin statue) Sunday, December 21st from 4- 6pm. Lots of food, lots of friends, lots of fun! Be sure to bring a jacket and a smile for this annual Chanukah party. The Forum Shops are located on Calle Barcelona just south-west of the corner of El Camino Real.

 

Winter “Fun-Raiser” Scheduled

The Alter Family is once again holding a fabulous Casino Night event at their home. Everyone is invited to join us on Saturday, December 27th at 7pm for an evening of fun and food! The cost to attend is only $25 per person for unlimited casino play and refreshments. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE SHUL. RSVP by contacting Naomi at NaomiAlter@Juno.com, or calling 760-436-3687. Please be sure to join us and invite a friend!

End-of-Year Appeal

Dear Friends,

I hope this message catches you before the chaos of the holidays overwhelms you. As we gather with our families to say thank you for all of the blessings in our lives, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank YOU for being a part of my life. As I watch Chabad at La Costa continue to grow and blossom each day, my heart is filled with gratitude to the Almighty who has blessed the work of our hands with success beyond our dreams. At the same time, I am keenly aware that 'it takes a village' and you are my village.

As the fiscal year comes to a close, we once again reach out to all of our friends to help close the gap with our End-of-Year fundraising drive. Please take a moment and make a generous donation to our year-end campaign. Your donation is a beautiful mitzvah and greatly appreciated!

As you know, I take great pride in having the leanest budget in town. We operate a community shul, a community Hebrew School, community holiday awareness projects and more all for less than anybody thinks possible. At the same time we have built and are in our spacious new facility that will serve our community's needs for many years to come. But the fees we charge don't fully cover the cost of doing business. To ensure that every Jew in this area has a spiritual home, our fees are low, with membership voluntary. As we near the end of the calendar year, we near the end of our cash flow.

It hurts me to ask for donations because I know that there are many others hurting as well, but ask I must. I believe that G-d blesses each of us with the ability to fulfill the mitzvah of Tzedakah in some capacity. Whether it is $18 or $1,800, whatever amount you give is a mitzvah. Besides, it's a good time of year to make a donation - you get the tax deduction and that sweetens the pot a little.

There's no greater 'bang for your buck' than a gift to Chabad. So please, open your heart and consider making one more donation, one last end-of-year donation, that will help keep us in the black until our new commitments kick in.

With Blessings,

Rabbi Eilfort

Building Update

Our kitchen equipment has been installed! Thanks to the generosity of the Joseph, Brunelle, and Alter Families we have a fabulously appointed commercial-grade kitchen! Those who have been to our shul know very well how great the food has been over the years. The miracles wrought by our Kiddush team, led by Naomi Alter, has been accomplished despite the kitchen. Just imagine what they will be able to produce in a properly outfitted kitchen. Come on by and get a look for yourself.

Friday Night Services @ 4:30pm

Please note that Friday afternoon/evening services begin at 4:30pm. Please join us in this brief but inspiring service that helps us usher in the holy Shabbat!

Hebrew School Gets Facelift

A LOT is happening at our Hebrew School! So far this year our students have learned about the holidays, gone 'Sukkah Hopping' all over the neighborhood, and have gotten off to a fantastic start with our Alef Champ reading system. But that is only the beginning…

We have invested in a new curriculum called Build a Jewish Home, and so far the reviews are outstanding. Morah Muka has continued with her Jewish History Power Points that keep the students riveted during her lessons. Our new teachers Rabbi Efraim and Rabbi Menachem have hit if off with the students and will add a ton of enthusiasm. We are initiating numerous innovative ideas; like extra tutoring on the phone to achieve Hebrew reading proficiency for all of our students, and have made available a Hebrew writing course, to insure that our students not only learn a lot, but that they have a positive experience doing so.

Hebrew School takes place on Sundays at our storefront location. Please contact Hebrew School Director Morah Nechama for further info or to enroll your child/ren. info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Mom & Tot Shabbat

Chabad at La Costa offers a September to June monthly Mom & Tot program for children birth to 5 years old. If you are looking for a place to meet other mothers with children the same age as yours, in the Encinitas & Carlsbad areas, then join us for Challah baking, music and movement, art and more! This class is complimentary! RSVP to Nechama 760 612 9787.

Kiddush Sponsors This Week WE ALWAYS NEED SPONSORS

This Kiddush this Shabbat is sponsored by the Perez Family in honor of the Yarzeit of Saada 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

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

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm.

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

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

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Mike Reed!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to Neal and Anna Mintz!

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

We remember Ray Rivkin and William Eilfort 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

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

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.Yarzeit Minyan Needed

Please note that a Yarzeit Minyan is needed Monday at 8am. We are presently a couple of short. If you are able to do this TREMENDOUS Mitzvah and participate please respond to this message immediately!

Chanukah Plans

Chanukah began on Tuesday, December 16th as we lit the first candle. We have some tremendous plans that we are sure you will enjoy at this joyous time.

  1. Movie Pajama Party at Shul â€“ Saturday, December 20th from 7 – 9pm! Children (ages 5-12) will be the guests of honor at a movie night / pajama party in our new building. There will be popcorn and hot chocolate and lots of fun. Please let us know if your kids will be there.
  2. Giant Menorah Lighting @ The Forum Shops, Carlsbad (in front of the dolphin statue) – Sunday, December 21st from 4 – 6pm. Lots of food, lots of friends, lots of fun! Be sure to bring a jacket and a smile for this annual Chanukah party. The Forum Shops are located on Calle Barcelona just south-west of the corner of El Camino Real.

 

Winter “Fun-Raiser” Scheduled

The Alter Family is once again holding a fabulous Casino Night event at their home. Everyone is invited to join us on Saturday, December 27th at 7pm for an evening of fun and food! The cost to attend is only $25 per person for unlimited casino play and refreshments. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE SHUL. RSVP by contacting Naomi at NaomiAlter@Juno.com, or calling 760-436-3687. Please be sure to join us and invite a friend!

End-of-Year Appeal

Dear Friends,

I hope this message catches you before the chaos of the holidays overwhelms you. As we gather with our families to say thank you for all of the blessings in our lives, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank YOU for being a part of my life. As I watch Chabad at La Costa continue to grow and blossom each day, my heart is filled with gratitude to the Almighty who has blessed the work of our hands with success beyond our dreams. At the same time, I am keenly aware that 'it takes a village' — and you are my village.

As the fiscal year comes to a close, we once again reach out to all of our friends to help close the gap with our End-of-Year fundraising drive. Please take a moment and make a generous donation to our year-end campaign. Your donation is a beautiful mitzvah and greatly appreciated!

As you know, I take great pride in having the leanest budget in town. We operate a community shul, a community Hebrew School, community holiday awareness projects and more – all for less than anybody thinks possible. At the same time we have built and are in our spacious new facility that will serve our community’s needs for many years to come. But the fees we charge don’t fully cover the cost of doing business. To ensure that every Jew in this area has a spiritual home, our fees are low, with membership voluntary. As we near the end of the calendar year, we near the end of our cash flow.

It hurts me to ask for donations because I know that there are many others hurting as well, but ask I must. I believe that G-d blesses each of us with the ability to fulfill the mitzvah of Tzedakah in some capacity. Whether it is $18 or $1,800, whatever amount you give is a mitzvah. Besides, it's a good time of year to make a donation ­– you get the tax deduction – and that sweetens the pot a little.

There’s no greater 'bang for your buck' than a gift to Chabad. So please, open your heart and consider making one more donation, one last end-of-year donation, that will help keep us in the black until our new commitments kick in.

With Blessings,

Rabbi Eilfort

Building Update

Our kitchen equipment has been installed! Thanks to the generosity of the Joseph, Brunelle, and Alter Families we have a fabulously appointed commercial-grade kitchen! Those who have been to our shul know very well how great the food has been over the years. The miracles wrought by our Kiddush team, led by Naomi Alter, has been accomplished despite the kitchen. Just imagine what they will be able to produce in a properly outfitted kitchen. Come on by and get a look for yourself.

Friday Night Services @ 4:30pm

Please note that Friday afternoon/evening services begin at 4:30pm. Please join us in this brief but inspiring service that helps us usher in the holy Shabbat!

Hebrew School Gets Facelift

A LOT is happening at our Hebrew School! So far this year our students have learned about the holidays, gone “Sukkah Hopping” all over the neighborhood, and have gotten off to a fantastic start with our Alef Champ reading system. But that is only the beginning…

We have invested in a new curriculum called “Build a Jewish Home,” and so far the reviews are outstanding. Morah Muka has continued with her Jewish History Power Points that keep the students riveted during her lessons. Our new teachers Rabbi Efraim and Rabbi Menachem have hit if off with the students and will add a ton of enthusiasm. We are initiating numerous innovative ideas; like extra tutoring on the phone to achieve Hebrew reading proficiency for all of our students, and have made available a Hebrew writing course, to insure that our students not only learn a lot, but that they have a positive experience doing so.

Hebrew School takes place on Sundays at our storefront location. Please contact Hebrew School Director Morah Nechama for further info or to enroll your child/ren. info@ChabadatLaCosta.com.

Mom & Tot Shabbat

Chabad at La Costa offers a September to June monthly Mom & Tot program for children birth to 5 years old. If you are looking for a place to meet other mothers with children the same age as yours, in the Encinitas & Carlsbad areas, then join us for Challah baking, music and movement, art and more! This class is complimentary! RSVP to Nechama 760 612 9787.

Kiddush Sponsors This Week – WE ALWAYS NEED SPONSORS

This Kiddush this Shabbat is sponsored by the Perez Family in honor of the Yarzeit of Saada 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

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

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm.

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

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

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Mike Reed!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY wishes go out to Neal and Anna Mintz!

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

We remember Ray Rivkin and William Eilfort 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.

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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!

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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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