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Volume 17 Number 24, 17th of Adar I 5776, Feb. 26th '16

Message from the Rabbi
 

Forgiveness is a major topic these days. We sometimes find it hard to see how and why we should find it within ourselves to simply wipe away our grievances.

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This week’s Torah portion has the key to forgiveness. In it we read how G-d forgave the people of Israel after they made a golden calf and served it. Despite all that they had done, they were still His children, and He still loved them. These inherent qualities were stronger and deeper than their sins.

Perhaps we must do the same. When looking to forgive, we must first seek to find that space where we are one with all others. We are all creations of one G-d, linked by our souls, which are a literal part of   G-d.

  Volume 17 Number 24, 17th of Adar I 5776, Feb. 26th '16

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush CupKiddush this Shabbos

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by Channah Hale in honor of the Yarzeits of Bluma bas Avraham HaLevi, Malka bas Dovid, and Feige bas Avraham HaLevi, Channah’s mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother respectively. 

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

Kiddush Sponsorship

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while and/or if you have a birthday, anniversary, or perhaps a Yarzeit you wish to mark, please respond to this message.

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

candle.jpgCondolences – MINYAN NEEDED

Our heartfelt condolences are extended to Frances Gelbart and her family upon the passing of her husband, Sam Gelbart. The funeral will take place Sunday, February 28that 11am in El Camino Memorial Park.

Shiva will take place in the Gelbart’s home, 2291 Paseo Saucedal, Carlsbad. We need a Minyan each evening at 5:45pm. YOUR PARTICIPATION IS APPRECIATED. Additional Minyans are needed for others who have Yarzeits this week (see below).

Yarzeit Minyans Needed

Please note that Minyans are needed Wednesday at 8am, Friday at 8am, and Friday (March 4th) at 5pm. Remember, we can’t do it without you! Please commit to be part of the Minyan team so Kaddish can be recited. G-d bless!

Current JLI Course:

“The Jewish Course of Why”

Going Strong!

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Chabad at La Costa is a proud part of the world-wide Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), which has become known as the preeminent Jewish Adult Education provider. There are hundreds of JLI chapters around the world, all of which study the same course at the same time.

The next scheduled six-part course, “The Jewish Course of Why,” is particularly intriguing as it will answer some of the most important practical questions regarding Judaism. Some of the questions included are: “Why are there no more miracles of Biblical proportions?” “Why doesn’t G-d respond to my requests?” “Why is slavery sanctioned in the Torah?” Why do we place pebbles on a headstone?” “Why are Jews singled out for persecution?” And everyone’s favorite, “Why do we say Mazel Tov and L’Chaim?”

This promises to be a fun and dynamic learning experience with rational insights into the most intriguing aspects of Judaism. This is everyone’s opportunity to expand his/her Jewish knowledge in an open and safe environment where questions and discussions are not only tolerated, they are encouraged!

“The Jewish Course of Why” begins Tuesday, February 9th at 7pm and continues for six Tuesdays. The cost to attend is $100, which includes the text book. However, if two sign up together the total is $150 including the two books. To take advantage of this saving both must sign up at the same time. For further information log ontowww.myjli.com, or visit our website; www.ChabadatLaCosta.com.

A Thought from the Rabbi


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This week the portion is titled “Ki Tisa,” When You will Count, is read. In this portion the story of the Golden Calf is related. Needless to say this was a particularly heinous sin – coming just a few weeks after receiving the 10 Commandments from Hashem Himself! How could the people who achieved such a lofty status in such a short time have made such a terrible blunder?! They had witnessed Hashem’s majesty and power with their own eyes – and now they turn around and ascribe power to a Golden Calf. What were they thinking?

Numerous explanations are given by our righteous commentaries. First things first; technically it was the “Eruv Rav” the ‘Mixed Multitude’ that worshipped the idol. Who were the Mixed Multitude? They were a group of Egyptians who saw what had happened in Egypt and therefore decided to join with the Children of Israel as they left Egypt. In modern terms they were ‘bandwagoners’ intent to attach themselves with the winning team. The sin was that the Jews did not proactively remove the evil from their midst and drive out the Eruv Rav when they began politicking for an idol.

But still, how could the Jews have tolerated idol worship after witnessing for themselves the destruction of the Egyptians and their gods? Some explain that the Satan (the evil inclination) fooled the people showing them a vision of Moses after death. They thought Moshe had died and so they despaired and their faith abandoned them. Others explain that the Golden Calf was created in a supernatural way, something that confused the people.

This week during the Portion of the Week class (Wednesdays at 7:30pm) a different explanation was offered based upon the teachings of Mystical Judaism (Kabbalah). In short this explanation posits that it was a set-up, and G-d Himself was in on the plan! G-d allowed and even set the course for the people to do this horrific sin (which is the greatest desecration of His name!) because He had a plan. What was the Almighty’s plan, pray tell? The plan was that the first tablets – carved with Hashem’s own ‘hand’ as it were - should be shattered so that a second set of tablets – fashioned by Moses – should come into existence. By doing this G-d was demonstrating the superiority of Teshuva/Repentance. As the Talmud tells us, “In a place where a Baal Teshuva (one who has sinned and returned to G-d) stands, even someone who has never sinned (Tzaddik Gamor) cannot stand.” For the power of Teshuva is greater than any other Mitzvah in the Torah!

Think of it; G-d sacrificed His own honor and glory to demonstrate the power of the sinner’s return. If this does not amply demonstrate the Creator’s love for His creation (us), nothing does!

Weekly Class Schedule

Shabbat: During Mincha – Women’s Issues with the Rebbetzin

Hebrew School – Sunday 9:30 – 12:05

Cancelled - Monday: Caffeine for the Soul – A Class for Women @ Target, Encinitas – 12pm

Tuesday: JLI – The Jewish Course of Why – 7pm

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

Special Wishes

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

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

We remember Bluma bas Avraham HaLevi, Malka bas Dovid, and Feige bas Avraham HaLevi, Leah Belfer, Milton Sacks, Bertha Stern, and all of those marking a Yarzeit this week.

May Roz Mintz and Mel Bridge be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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Hebrew School

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!

Need a Minyan?

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

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

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

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

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We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that will shortly be going up. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.). 

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

No phones.jpgCell Phones & Chatting During Services

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

Shul Etiquette

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

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

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

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

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

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Volume 17 Number 23, 10th of Adar I 5776, February 19th '16

Message from the Rabbi
 

Did you know that we recently celebrated a birthday? Yes, it was the birthday of Moses, the wise and faithful shepherd who led our people out of Egypt and gave us the Torah. It’s also the day that he passed away—exactly 120 years later. In fact, it’s because Moses lived that long that we Jews customarily wish each other to live 120 years.

babymoses.jpgBut longevity alone is not enough. Like cash, time must be well spent. Think of Moses. He began his career as national leader at the ripe old age of 80. When his peers were deep into retirement (and possibly zipping around the pyramids in golf carts), Moses knew that there was so much more for him to do.

Like Moses, let us make sure that we make the most of our time on earth, regardless of our age and stage.

  Volume 17 Number 23, 10th of Adar I 5776, February 19th '16

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush CupKiddush this Shabbos

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by Steve and Linda Rivkin in loving memory of Irving Rivkin, whose Yarzeit we observed this week. 

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

 

Kiddush Sponsorship

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while and/or if you have a birthday, anniversary, or perhaps a Yarzeit you wish to mark, please respond to this message.

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

Current JLI Course:

“The Jewish Course of Why”

Off to a GREAT Start!

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Chabad at La Costa is a proud part of the world-wide Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), which has become known as the preeminent Jewish Adult Education provider. There are hundreds of JLI chapters around the world, all of which study the same course at the same time.

The next scheduled six-part course, “The Jewish Course of Why,” is particularly intriguing as it will answer some of the most important practical questions regarding Judaism. Some of the questions included are: “Why are there no more miracles of Biblical proportions?” “Why doesn’t G-d respond to my requests?” “Why is slavery sanctioned in the Torah?” Why do we place pebbles on a headstone?” “Why are Jews singled out for persecution?” And everyone’s favorite, “Why do we say Mazel Tov and L’Chaim?”

This promises to be a fun and dynamic learning experience with rational insights into the most intriguing aspects of Judaism. This is everyone’s opportunity to expand his/her Jewish knowledge in an open and safe environment where questions and discussions are not only tolerated, they are encouraged!

“The Jewish Course of Why” begins Tuesday, February 9th at 7pm and continues for six Tuesdays. The cost to attend is $100, which includes the text book. However, if two sign up together the total is $150 including the two books. To take advantage of this saving both must sign up at the same time. For further information log onto www.myjli.com, or visit our website; www.ChabadatLaCosta.com.

A Thought from the Rabbi

This week we read the portion of ‘Titzaveh’, which means “And you shall command.” In it the Jewish people were commanded to fashion the ‘Bigdei Kehuna’, the Priestly garments. We find that the regular priests wore four garments while the High Priest wore eight. Each of the garments not only had very specific requirements as far as materials used in fashioning them, but each even had specific areas of life where they were meant to bring atonement to the nation.

During this week’s Torah portion class (Wednesdays at 7:30pm) we asked the question, “How can the High Priest wearing a certain garment bring an atonement to the people?” For instance, the turban was meant as an atonement for haughtiness/arrogance. How can the High Priest wearing a special turban bring atonement for the sin of arrogance? Are we so shallow as to think that by doing something so superficial as wearing a specific garment we can influence the Almighty, like by pushing certain buttons on a computer we can complete certain tasks? Of course this question can be extended to apply to all of the commandments that we do – do we actually believe that by doing ‘A’ we can influence G-d to do ‘B’?  

There are probably several valid answers to our question, but first things first; Yes! We in fact believe that by following the commandments we do indeed affect Hashem’s dealings with this world. This is a monumental concept – I find it to be the ultimate empowerment for us. It is Hashem’s definitive statement that we and our actions make a difference! We and our actions matter! We are here for a divine purpose. For some reason (His kindness and love), Hashem chose to allow us to influence Him.

I think, however, there is something more subtle also going on here. Perhaps the High Priest’s wardrobe is meant to influence us. In other words, we should be mindful that human hands fashioned the garments in fulfillment of a divine mandate. And that when something is man-made and worn by man it too serves a divine purpose. It reflects the mode of creation chosen by the Creator – a partnership as it were – where despite Hashem being perfect and complete in all ways He chose/chooses to allow us to partner with Him. Why? For our benefit, of course. Imagine the inspiration felt by the nation when they were able to see the High Priest dressed in the ultimate of royal garb and their concurrent knowledge that his good offices were representing them. Visual reminders are extremely powerful and held in high esteem in our tradition.  

How does this apply to us today, after all, we have no High Priest in our midst? While it is true we don’t have the Kohen Gadol, or the Holy Temple where he served, we do have a royal dress code that still applies. We have the laws of modesty that, our rabbis tell us, reveal that even a layman is of royal birth. Our Portion tells us that what we wear matters. It behooves each and every one of us, men, women, and children to abide carefully to the laws of modesty. Our bodies are sacred vessels that contain “A portion of living G-dliness,” our souls. It is therefore to be treated with respect and dignity, never flaunted or abused. Instead of allowing a very secular industry – modern fashion design – to influence us, we should seek to influence it and our neighbors. When we dress appropriately/modestly we serve as a beacon of light in an otherwise dark world. People can see through our wardrobe that we have a higher purpose than purely animalistic pursuits. We can see even when it comes to what we wear on a given day, our choices make a difference!

Weekly Class Schedule

Shabbat: During Mincha – Women’s Issues with the Rebbetzin

Hebrew School – Sunday 9:30 – 12:05

Monday: Caffeine for the Soul – A Class for Women @ Target, Encinitas – 12pm

Tuesday: JLI – The Jewish Course of Why – 7pm

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

Special Wishes

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

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

We remember Bluma Glovsky, Avraham Markus, and all of those marking a Yarzeit this week.

May Naomi Alter, Roz Mintz and Mel Bridge be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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Hebrew School

Chabad Hebrew School LogoGive 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!

Need a Minyan?

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

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

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

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

memorial-plates-250x250.jpg 

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that will shortly be going up. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

donor leaf.jpg 

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

No phones.jpg

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

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

Shul Etiquette

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Your referrals are appreciated.

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Volume 17 Number 22 3rd of Adar II 5776, February 12th '16

Message from the Rabbi
 

There they were, a ragtag group of former slaves camped out somewhere in a vast desert. And what were they doing? Collecting gold and silver to construct a home for G-d.

It was a transformational moment. Instead of being victims of fate, they were benefactors of the divine. Never again would they be enslaved in the same way. Sure, we Jews would have some terrible times during the millennia that followed. But even as our bodies were chained and beaten, our souls could not be enslaved.

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Because, somewhere inside, we knew that we were building a home for our creator. Yes, the process is rough and awfully painful, but we know that we are we are on a mission, and someday we will look back and laugh. May it be soon.

  3rd of Adar II 5776, February 12th '16

Chabad Weekly Update

Yarzeit Minyan Needed

A special Minyan is needed Tuesday, February 16th at 6:30pm, Wednesday February 17th at 8am and at 5:15pm. The Wednesday morning Minyan will be the toughest to make. If you can come to any/all of the Minyanim please respond to this message as soon as possible letting us know which Minay/Minyanim you can attend. As a reminder, it is a great Mitzvah to participate in the Minyan allowing Kaddish to be recited for a loved one. Please participate.

Kiddush CupKiddush this Shabbos

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by Arnold Tubis in honor of his wife’s Yarzeit and his father’s Yarzeit (Chasiya bas Mordechai and Yosef ben Yisroel). May the merit of this Mitzvah cause their souls to ascend to a higher level of Heaven.  

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

Kiddush Sponsorship

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while and/or if you have a birthday, anniversary, or perhaps a Yarzeit you wish to mark, please respond to this message.

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

Upcoming JLI Course:

“The Jewish Course of Why”

Begins THIS Week!

JWhy_fb_square_gefilte.jpgChabad at La Costa is a proud part of the world-wide Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), which has become known as the preeminent Jewish Adult Education provider. There are hundreds of JLI chapters around the world, all of which study the same course at the same time.

The next scheduled six-part course,“The Jewish Course of Why,” is particularly intriguing as it will answer some of the most important practical questions regarding Judaism. Some of the questions included are: “Why are there no more miracles of Biblical proportions?” “Why doesn’t G-d respond to my requests?” “Why is slavery sanctioned in the Torah?” Why do we place pebbles on a headstone?” “Why are Jews singled out for persecution?” And everyone’s favorite, “Why do we say Mazel Tov and L’Chaim?”

This promises to be a fun and dynamic learning experience with rational insights into the most intriguing aspects of Judaism. This is everyone’s opportunity to expand his/her Jewish knowledge in an open and safe environment where questions and discussions are not only tolerated, they are encouraged!

“The Jewish Course of Why” begins Tuesday, February 16th at 7pm and continues for six Tuesdays. The cost to attend is $100, which includes the text book. However, if two sign up together the total is $150 including the two books. To take advantage of this saving both must sign up at the same time. For further information log onto www.myjli.com, or visit our website;www.ChabadatLaCosta.com.

A Thought from the Rabbi

This week’s thought is dedicated to the great Shliach (emissary of the Rebbe), Rabbi Yehoshua Binyamin Gordon, of blessed memory, who passed away this week. Rabbi Gordon, together with his many partners including Rabbi Mordechai Einbinder (may he live and be well), built a veritable Jewish empire in the San Fernando Valley. When Rabbi Gordon arrived there was very little in the way of an organized Jewish community. Today the San Fernando is flourishing with dozens of shuls, Jewish schools, Kosher restaurants, and a thriving and growing Jewish community. Not only has the number of observant Jews grown exponentially in that area, but the number of Jews observing Mitzvot has likewise grown exponentially. This phenomenon is a direct result of Rabbi Gordon and his team’s efforts. Their ability to accept their fellow Jews with love and understanding changed the Jewish landscape in a dramatic way. The amazing array of programs – perfect for bringing the relevance of Torah to those who maybe didn’t previously fully appreciate it - speaks volumes about his dedication and talent. The light he created is nothing less than spectacular, miraculous even.  

This week’s Torah portion is titled “Terumah,” which means donation. In it we see Moshe make an appeal to the Jewish people to donate the materials for the Tabernacle (the Mishkan, which was the mobile sanctuary used by the Jews to serve G-d until the building of the Holy Temple more than 400 years later). In addition to the Tabernacle itself they donated the materials needed for the furnishing of it. It was a building campaign of epic proportions.

And how did the people respond to Moses’ appeal? The response was overwhelmingly positive! The Torah tells us that they gave everything necessary “and more.” Interestingly not everyone got in on the giving bonanza. The commentaries tell us that the Princes of the Tribes, who were fabulously wealthy, had planned to make-up whatever was lacking after the people responded to the appeal. They would fill in any gaps that remained. Next thing they knew there were no gaps to fill and they, despite their well-meaning approach, were left out in the cold.

The Talmud tells us, “Zerizim Makdimin Li’Mitzvot,” that it is a positive attribute to respond to Mitzvah opportunities with alacrity. If we keep this approach in mind we can see that the Tribal Princes missed out on an opportunity to participate in perhaps the greatest building campaign in all of history, because they did not act with alacrity. Incidentally, the story has a happy ending, for ultimately the Almighty had ‘mercy’ on them, as they felt terrible having no tangible portion in the Tabernacle, and allowed them to donate the precious stones for the breastplate worn by the High Priest. They meant well! Nonetheless, their intentions do not change the fact that they did not hasten to actually participate in G-d’s building project.

The moral of this story is something that informed the Rebbe’s, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, approach to Jewish activism. The Rebbe would point out a need and instruct his Chasidim to fill that need. The Rebbe said there is no time to undertake ‘studies of the problem’ and then form committees who through ponderous planning and analysis would then begin to start to maybe act to address the need if enough funding could be found. No indeed! The Rebbe used a powerful metaphor to illustrate his approach; if one sees someone drowning, G-d forbid, one immediately jumps in the water to save him! There is no time to do anything else.

Do we feel the urgency to build G-d’s house in our wounded world? What are we doing to save millions of our fellow Jews from assimilating? What are we doing to save our own children/grandchildren/nieces/nephews/cousins etc. from assimilating!? No, we can’t count on being able to totally change someone’s entire life through one conversation or letter – though it has been known to happen. But what we can do, what we must do, is immediately encourage those we come in contact with to put on Tefilin, light Shabbat candles, send their children to Jewish schools, keep Kosher, etc. We must learn from the story of the Tribal Princes and act with alacrity! G-d’s palace will be built, one way or another. The question is what will our part be in the process? Bottom line: GET BUSY!

Weekly Class Schedule

Shabbat: During Mincha – Women’s Issues with the Rebbetzin

Cancelled: Hebrew School – Sunday 9:30 – 12:05

Cancelled - Monday: Caffeine for the Soul – A Class for Women @ Target, Encinitas – 12pm

Tuesday: JLI – The Jewish Course of Why – 7pm

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

Special Wishes

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

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

We remember Chasiya Tubis, Yosef Tubis, Feige Seigal, and all of those marking a Yarzeit this week.

May Naomi Alter, Roz Mintz and Mel Bridge be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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Chabad Hebrew School Logo

Hebrew School - No school this week.

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

minyan minion.jpgNeed a Minyan?

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

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

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

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

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We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that will shortly be going up. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

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

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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

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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!

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

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Neal Sperling Business Development

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

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*Family Room Surround

*Wholesale House Audio

*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz: 760-415-8742

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Energy, Health, Weight Loss

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

Your referrals are appreciated.

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Volume 17 Number 21, 25th of Shevat 5776, February 4th '16

 

 
Message from the Rabbi
 

On Monday we marked the yahrtzeit of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, wife of the Rebbe, of righteous memory. Go to your favorite Jewish bookstore and look for a biography of this special woman. You’ll be hard-pressed to find one. A few pamphlets with some stories shared by those who knew her are the extent of what you’ll find, if you are lucky.

Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka.jpgAs daughter of a world-famous Jewish leader, and wife of a man who has been called the most influential Jew in modern times, she could easily have taken center stage. Yet she chose to remain behind the scenes, quietly living a life of modesty, dignity and devotion.

And we are left with a legacy short on details but rich in inspiration. Like the Rebbetzin, we can make sure that whatever we do will be with humility and simplicity.

  Volume 17 Number 21, 25th of Shevat 5776, February 4th '16

Chabad Weekly Update - SPECIAL EDITION

HUGE Week Ahead of Us Including Shabbaton, Art, Wine, & Cheese, and New JLI Course! See Full Details Below

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This week’s Kiddush is part of our Scholar-in-Residence Shabbaton and is in honor of Rabbi and Rebbetzin Mendel and Rochel Duchman. It is also in honor of the engagement of Chava Eilfort to Ben Klipper (see more below)!

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

 

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Mazel Tov!

We are thrilled to announce the engagement of our own Chava Eilfort to Benyomin (Ben) Klipper of Florida! May they merit to build a Jewish home upon the foundation of Torah and Mitzvot! Further information will follow in the near future, but Rabbi and Rebbetzin Eilfort are asking all of our friends to join us this Shabbos to say a LeChaim in honor of this joyful occasion!

Kiddush Sponsorship

If you have not sponsored a Kiddush for a while and/or if you have a birthday, anniversary, or perhaps a Yarzeit you wish to mark, please respond to this message.

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

Scholar in Residence Shabbaton THIS Week – New & Exciting Programming Notes

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This Shabbos promises to be an enriching experience for all in attendance, as it has something for everyone!

Guest Speakers

Scholar in Residence: Rabbi Mendel Duchman is considered one of the outstanding motivational speakers and coaches of our generation and is renowned for his warmth, sense of humor, and dynamic energy. Rabbi Duchman will be giving several talks over the course of Shabbat including “Infusing Our Children with Enthusiasm and Making Them Leaders!”, “How Being a Practicing Jew Can Make One into a Better Business Person,” and “Stories to Warm Your Soul.”

JUST ADDED! Fine Wine Tasting & Talk: Mr. Joseph Zakon, founder of Josef Zakon Wineries will be joining us for the weekend. During our Friday Night Dinner we will have the opportunity to sample some of the fine, award winning wines for which Mr. Zakon has become famous throughout the Jewish world. Mr. Zakon will discuss wine pairings and tell us tidbits and some ‘insider information’ about the Kosher wine industry. NOT TO BE MISSED!

“The Joys of Jewish Motherhood”: Rebbetzin Rochel Duchman has successfully raised a family of inspired and inspirational Jewish leaders. On Shabbat afternoon she will be sharing some of her incredible secrets of success that she learned from her parents – world renown leaders in the Jewish community (Rebetzin Chava Hecht, may she live and be well, and Rabbi JJ Hecht, of blessed memory) – and from her own experiences.

Full Children’s Program: We have a full program of fun and educational activities for the children throughout Shabbat and Saturday Night. The bottom line is the kids will love this experience as much as their parents!

Gourmet Food Throughout: Friday night we will be serving food worthy of the finest Italian Festa including Antipasti, Minestrone Soup, Chicken Cacciatore, Pasta with Marinara Sauce, Tiramisu, and Biscotti. Shabbat Luncheon will include Shnitzel, Cholent with Kishka, Salads, and Desserts. Sunday Brunch will include an assortment of Cheese, Bagels, Lox, Cream Cheese, Fresh Fruit, Leben and more.

SPECTACULAR ACCOMODATIONS: The World Famous Omni La Costa Resort and Spa has offered a special “Friends of Chabad” rate. Simply follow this link to book your room in Paradise for this amazing deal: http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/san-diego-la-costa/meetings/chabad. The resort offers first class accommodations in beautiful surroundings and is located directly adjacent to the Chabad Center where all meals and activities are scheduled. This opportunity offers both elegance and convenience.

Super Bowl Party: A Super Bowl Party of EPIC PROPORTIONS will be the climax of the weekend’s activities. The party begins on Sunday at 3pm and will feature an all-you-can-eat barbecue bonanza and the big game on a big screen. Everyone is invited!

JUST ADDED - World Class Cantorial Soloists: Shabbat services will be led by not one but two world class cantorial soloists (Chazanim); Rabbi Dovi Gorelik and Rabbi Sholom Rabin! The prayers will be beautiful to listen to and inspiring to participate in as these angelic voices help our spirits to soar!

Costs: Some generous donors have stepped forward to help subsidize this program, which allows us to offer unbeatable prices. For those who will not be staying at the hotel and only want to join us for the meals Friday night, Sunday morning, and Sunday afternoon they can pay on a per meal basis ($18 per adult and $10 per child). There is no charge for the Kiddush Luncheon on Saturday or for the light meal on Saturday night. However, if you would like to join us PLEASE respond to this message IMMEDIATELY. 

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Drink creatively!

Erica Wolfsen is a talented teacher who can release YOUR inner artist. Don't have an inner artist? Come enjoy friends and foods while getting messy. $36 includes an array of Kosher wines and Chalav Yisroel cheeses.

Monday, February 8th at 7pm

RSVP 760 943 8891

 

Upcoming JLI Course:

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“The Jewish Course of Why”

Begins THIS Week!

Chabad at La Costa is a proud part of the world-wide Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), which has become known as the preeminent Jewish Adult Education provider. There are hundreds of JLI chapters around the world, all of which study the same course at the same time.

The next scheduled six-part course, “The Jewish Course of Why,” is particularly intriguing as it will answer some of the most important practical questions regarding Judaism. Some of the questions included are: “Why are there no more miracles of Biblical proportions?” “Why doesn’t G-d respond to my requests?” “Why is slavery sanctioned in the Torah?” Why do we place pebbles on a headstone?” “Why are Jews singled out for persecution?” And everyone’s favorite, “Why do we say Mazel Tov and L’Chaim?”

This promises to be a fun and dynamic learning experience with rational insights into the most intriguing aspects of Judaism. This is everyone’s opportunity to expand his/her Jewish knowledge in an open and safe environment where questions and discussions are not only tolerated, they are encouraged!

“The Jewish Course of Why” begins Tuesday, February 9th at 7pm and continues for six Tuesdays. The cost to attend is $100, which includes the text book. However, if two sign up together the total is $150 including the two books. To take advantage of this saving both must sign up at the same time. For further information log onto www.myjli.com, or visit our website; www.ChabadatLaCosta.com.

A Thought from the Rabbi

This week we read Parshat ‘Mishpatim’, which means Judgments. The great classical commentator Rashi points out the beginning of our portion starts with the Hebrew letter “Vav,” (And) which indicates that the contents of this portion are directly connected and even a continuation of last week’s reading. Last week we read the 10 Commandments; the single most important series of passages in the entire Torah and the basis of our way of life as Jews.

This week’s portion is dramatically different. In Mishpatim we learn many laws that can be described as the ‘nitty gritty’ of our system. Certainly they seem, on the surface, like they are a far cry from the vaunted heights reached in the narrative of the 10 Commandments. Minute details in the most disparate of subject matters are covered, as opposed to the soaring over-arching concepts we encountered last week. 

The Hebrew letter ‘Vav’ actually means ‘hook’ in English as it connects words and concepts. In fact, the holy Baal Shem Tov, taught that the first letter of the Hebrew Alphabet, the Alef, is comprised of of a Yud (representing G-d) on top, a Yud (representing the Jewish people) on bottom, and the Vav (representing the Divine Commandments) connecting them. Similarly, last week’s lofty concepts are connected with this week’s ‘nitty gritty,’ as both portions are essentially to being Jewish.

How often do we hear well-meaning people speak about the lofty overarching concepts found within Judaism while neglecting the details of our day-to-day existence? This portion tells us that the Almighty is also found in the details. If we want and are looking we can encounter the Creator while doing business or building our homes. We can bring G-d into our lives and thereby the world through our actions. In fact, if we are motivated we can experience G-d whenever and wherever we look!  

Weekly Class Schedule

Shabbat: During Mincha – ‘The Joys of Jewish Motherhood’ with Rebbetzin Duchman

Monday: Caffeine for the Soul – A Class for Women @ Target, Encinitas – 12pm

Monday: Paint, Wine & Cheese – 7pm

Tuesday: JLI – The Jewish Course of Why – 7pm

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

Special Wishes

MAZEL TOV to the Eilfort and Klipper Families upon the engagement of Chava to Ben!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Alissa French, Jakey French, Amey Brown, Nathan Brown, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

We remember Hal Weksler, Sylvia Lebovitz, Willian Lebovitz, Max Weksler, David Steelman, and all of those marking a Yarzeit this week.

May Naomi Alter, Roz Mintz and Mel Bridge be blessed with a full and complete recovery!

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Hebrew School

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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!

Need a Minyan?

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

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

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

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

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that will shortly be going up. The purpose of the plaques on the Tree of Life is to commemorate joyous occasions (like Bar/Bat Mitzvah, anniversaries, special birthdays, weddings etc.).

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

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

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

Shul Etiquette

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

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

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

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

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

Please Patronize Our Sponsors

Your Chabad Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker

Jonathan Rozansky is a licensed realtor and mortgage professional.

Whether you are Selling, Buying or Refinancing your home, do not proceed without calling Jonathan Rozansky first.  Jonathan will look out for your best interest and can answer all your real estate and financing questions.   Call for a free market analysis report today.

Jonathan Rozansky

Direct (619) 392-1234

jon@rozanskyteam.com

www.rozanskyteam.com

DRE. # 01754457

NMLS ID : 315987

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

Neal Sperling Business Development

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

Dream Home Cinema

*Family Room Surround

*Wholesale House Audio

*Home Automation

Joseph Markowitz: 760-415-8742

Joseph@DreamHomeCinema.com

Energy, Health, Weight Loss

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

Your referrals are appreciated.

Cost Effective Advertising Available HERE

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

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