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Volume 17 Number 28, 15th of Adar II 5776, March 25 '16

 

Message from the Rabbi
 

What an amazing weekend. Purim, Shushan Purim (the day Purim is celebrated in Jerusalem), followed by Shabbat—a triple header of holy happiness!

Here’s a little nugget of happy wisdom I want share with you, one that I hope will keep you in joyous spirits all the way to next Purim:

People sometimes think, “I’m not a fool, and I know the harsh reality of life. How can I be happy when life is the pits?”

The Rebbe once told someone who was ill: “Don’t wait to get better so that you can celebrate. On the contrary, through your being joyous, you will get better.”

So what are you waiting for? Place your trust in the Most High, and sing and dance your way to a reality where goodness and sweetness is revealed.

L’chaim!

  Volume 17 Number 28, 15th of Adar II 5776, March 25 '16

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Guest Cantor THIS Shabbos

We are happy to announce that we will be treated to the melodious prayers of renowned Cantorial soloist, Rabbi Dovber Gorelick this Shabbos. Please be sure to join us for his inspiring prayers.

Purim1.jpgWhat a GREAT Purim!

Baruch Hashem, thank G-d, we had a truly outstanding Purim! Beautiful crowds enjoyed our services and the Purim Banquet was particularly fun (especially the Rabbi’s ‘magic’ show). Yes, some of us may have been under the ‘affluence of inkle-hol’ but the behavior remained appropriate. Special thanks to our very own Sheila Lebovitz for a most-delicious feast, Brenda Joseph for the beautiful Purim baskets (Shalach Manos), Naomi Alter for her fantastic Hamentaschen, and the whole crew who worked so hard so everyone could enjoy!

 

Gears (animated)Special Minyans Needed

Please note that special Yarzeit Minyans are needed Sunday at 6:30pm and Monday at 8am in observance of the Yarzeit of Howard Plant. If you can help us with this important Mitzvah please respond to this message.

Kiddush CupKiddush this Shabbos

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by the Alter Family in memory of Esther bas Yaakov and Avram ben Meyer.

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.

A Thought from the Rabbi

In the words of an old saying, “What goes up - must come down.” When you awaken on the day after Purim this could be a problem, for who wants to come down from the spiritual high experienced on Purim? Not me! I want to stay in the clouds – seeing every glass as half full and feeling love and appreciation for everyone I encounter.

Purim teaches us the lesson that everything is possible. In the blink of an eye the Almighty can transform the direst of circumstances into utter redemption and joy! Notice the operative word, “teaches,” not “taught.” The lesson of Purim cannot be relegated to the past (tense). On the contrary, it is meant to be recounted in the present tense. It must stay with us at all times.

In the Code of Jewish Law there is an interesting excerpt that states if one read the Megillah backwards he has not fulfilled his obligation. Now who would do such a ridiculous thing? The meaning of this law is actually he who views the lessons of Purim as being in the past has not fulfilled his/her obligation in reading (and learning from) the Megillah.

What this law is telling us is that we need not step down from the highs of Purim. In fact we are meant to use the joyousness we experienced on Purim as a stepping stone or even a spring board to greater things! We build on the joy of yesterday to make today better and tomorrow better still. In the words of Psalms (in matters of holiness) we are meant to go ‘from strength to strength.’ When it comes to our divine service we must endeavor to continually grow.

Of course this can be a huge challenge! That is where the other commandments associated with Purim come in handy. The love and community-building engendered by our copious charity giving and Shalach Manos (food gift giving) helps create the support system that assists us in our mission to achieve perpetual forward motion and growth. The Creator helps us in this regard as well. When we make the honest effort G-d will help us along the path to happiness and success.

To better illustrate this point here is a salient quote from the Rebbe’s HaYom Yom(Thought for the Day) of 16 Adar II: “Divine Service for the business person includes arousing within himself the faith and perfect trust in the One Who feeds and sustains all flesh, that He will provide him with an ample livelihood. He must be  truly happy and cheerful, as though all his livelihood were already in hand.” (Emphasis Added).

We are truly blessed! We get to transition from the frenetic happiness of Purim to (perhaps) a more peaceful joy on Shabbos! Still not feeling it? Go to shul, pray with a group, study some Torah (and listen closely to the Rabbi’s sermon), enjoy some Kiddush goodies, and you will see what I mean!  

                                Jewish Community Day with the San Diego Gulls 

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The Jewish Federation and the JCC are sponsoring a special Jewish Community Day with the San Diego Gulls on Sunday, April 3rd with tickets at only $18 each (which includes entry to the game and a tee shirt). For an additional $5 there is a skate after the game. The after game skate has limited availability and is first come first serve. At the game visit the Gulls' Marketing Tent and purchase your spot and skate rentals for $5. The Gulls will be playing Stockton in the Sports Arena.

To find out more information you can log onto www.SanDiegoGulls.com/JewishCommunity or click here.

Several people from our community are going, so carpools are possible. Please respond to this message if you are interested in participating.

Passover Plans ‘16

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

Three MatzosTo properly celebrate Passover preparation is the key, and to this end there will be a two-part ‘Preparing for Passover’ Seminar taught by Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort, Director of Chabad at La Costa. On consecutive Mondays, April 4th and 11th at 7pm the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of Passover will be explored. Not only will practical advice be offered (“How do I prepare my home for this special holiday?”), but also rich stories and explanations will be shared (“Wow! Such great thoughts to share at the Seder Table!”). There is no cost to attend this popular two-part series, however reservations are required by sending an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com or calling 760-943-8891.

gelsons.jpgFor the first time we are thrilled to announce that Rabbi Eilfort will be offering a tour of the newly-opened Gelson’s Supermarket (located directly adjacent to Chabad) with an emphasis upon Kosher for Passover products found in the store. The tour will take place on Wednesday, April 13th at 7:30pm and everyone is invited to join. There is no charge to participate.

In addition to the classes mentioned above Chabad will be hosting a complete schedule of joyous and meaningful holiday services (holiday flyer to be mailed).

The highlight of the holiday are the warm and traditional Sedarim (traditional Passover meals). When the rabbis, of blessed memory, codified the Seder, they managed to create the ultimate in interactive learning opportunities. The hands-on approach of the Seder, and the inclusive nature of the narrative, ensures that everyone – particularly the children – have a meaningful experience that will not only make a strong positive impression now, but will create positive lifelong memories.

Everyone is invited to partake of our home-cooked, Kosher for Passover, Sedarim. Information and reservations can be made by visiting www.ChabadatLaCosta.com.

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: Jewish Mysticism – 7:30pm

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

Special Wishes

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

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

We remember Howard Plant, Esther bas Yaakov, Avram ben Meyer and all of those who have a Yarzeit this week.

May 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!

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.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.

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

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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Volume 17 Number 27, 8th Adar II, March 18 '16,

Message from the Rabbi
 

Some people are pious as long as things are good. Other people reach out to G-d only in times of distress. I suppose the ideal is to be a 24/7 Jew, who is always connected with G-d in a meaningful relationship.

Here is a thought:

Purim is this coming week. Did you ever wonder why we read the Megillah twice? The Talmud cites a number of verses that tell of the importance of praising G-d both during the night and day. Metaphorically, this can mean that we must reach out to G-d both when things are tough and when the sailing is smooth.

Let’s all be Purim Jews, constantly connected to the One Above.

  Volume 17 Number 27, 8th Adar II, March 18 '16,

Chabad Weekly Update - Purim Edition

 

Purim! Purim! Purim! – THIS WEEK

Purim time is happy time

A time to sing and pray.

We laugh and eat and merry make

It’s a very special day!

 

Big parties we will have in the evening and the morrow.

We celebrate so much

Because we overcame the sorrow!

 

So make your plans to join with us

For your spiritual infusion.

You can find our flier with all the info

That will remove the confusion!

Purim Plans Rock!

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Purim, the most joyous holiday on the Jewish calendar, comes out Wednesday night, March 23rd, and Thursday, March 24th. Wednesday night Purim services with Megillah reading will begin at 7pm. Thursday morning services will begin at 8am and include both a Torah reading and the Megillah. Thursday afternoon at 5pm we will have a second Megillah reading and at 6pm we will have our annual Family Purim Banquet.

The theme of this year’s banquet is Purim in the Palace and will be a meal ‘fit for a king and/or a queen’! The cost is only $25 per adult and $10 per childen (3-12). Space is limited so reservations are a must by sending an email to info@chabadatlacosta.com, and please come in costume! A separate Purim brochure with lots of informative content has been mailed as well. If you didn’t receive one please let us know and we will send one right out.

Remember that Wednesday during the day (Eve of Purim) is the Fast of Esther. It is a Mitzvah to abstain from food and drink that day – from daybreak (5:30am) until after the reading of the Megillah at night. Services with a special Torah reading begin at 8am.    

Special Minyan Needed

Gears (animated)

Please note that a special Yarzeit Minyan is needed Friday at 8am in observance of the Yarzeit of Raymonde Plant. If you can help us with this important Mitzvah please respond to this message.

Mazal Tov

MAZEL TOV! 

Our heartiest wishes of MAZEL TOV are extended to Channah Hale and Arnold Tubis who are engaged! May they merit to build an everlasting home founded upon Torah and Mitzvot!

Shabbat Zachor - Special Shabbat

Unique Mitzvah Opportunity! This Shabbat is considered a positive commandment to come to the synagogue so as to be able to listen to the special Torah reading that reminds us of the commandment to eradicate the memory of Amalek and that nation’s dastardly attack upon the Jewish people Be sure to come and bring your Jewish friends! Services begin at 10 and the Torah reading begins at about 11am. DON’T MISS IT!

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Condolences

Our heartfelt condolences are extended to Fran Sekela whose sister Jo passed away last Shabbos. May Fran be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem!

 

Kiddush CupKiddush this Shabbos

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by Fran Sekela in memory of her sister Josephine Nost.

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.

A Thought from the Rabbi

This Shabbat is called Shabbat Zachor because of the special Torah reading that will be added after the weekly portion (VaYikra – And He Called). On the Shabbat before Purim we read the story of Amalek, the nefarious nation that attacked the Jewish people after their miraculous exodus from Egypt. The reason we read this portion on the Shabbat before Purim is because the arch villain of the Purim story, Haman, was a descendent of that accursed nation.

We learn that Amalek represents the precise opposite of the Jewish nation. The Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of blessed memory, explains why this is so. As Jews, we are commanded to approach our divine service with warmth, energy, and joy. Amalek, the eternal enemy of our people, had a very different approach to G-dliness. To understand and have context we must study the history.

The Jewish people had finally, after more than 200 years of dwelling in Egypt – ultimately becoming intensely oppressed slaves – were redeemed from servitude through a series of miracles. The Creator basically turned the laws of nature on their head so as to clearly demonstrate His Presence even in the environs of the lowly Egypt. G-d showed how He not only created the world, but He continues to be involved in the world, on a moment-by-moment basis. If G-d decrees that water should turn into blood or that hailstones should contain fire, they will.

The series of wonders led directly to the emancipation of the Children of Israel as well as the destruction of the idol worshipping religious system of the heretofore prevailing customs of the Egyptians. Not only were the oppressors judged so were their gods. The whole world witnessed or heard about this systematic destruction of Egyptian evil and came to understand that indeed the Jewish people were the ‘chosen people’ who were given a special mission to accomplish in the created universe. The world shook in terror at the awesome power demonstrated in behalf of the Jews.

And along came Amalek… The Amalakites were not fools (at least not in the way that foolishness is typically understood). They knew that the power of the Almighty was truly overpowering. However, they wanted to demonstrate the human frailty of the Jewish people – meaning they wanted to show that despite the chosen-ess of the Jews they were still (only) human and were therefore vulnerable to attack.  Imagine that; they sacrificed themselves in order to show the ‘weakness’ of G-d’s chosen nation – and by association of G-d Himself!

Where does this Chutzpah come from? How can anyone be so brazen?! The Rebbe explains it comes from a deep and inner coldness. Amalek was unimpressed with G-dliness. Complacency and indifference are our enemies. Perhaps that is the most ‘chilling’ aspect of Amalek; we have an inner Amalek. And that, my friends, is our big challenge in life – to utterly vanquish that inner Amalek. How is that done? That is done by embracing Torah and Mitzvah with vim and vigor, with love and with energy! We infuse our service with passion and joy. And this divinely-mandated mission is helped along by the joyousness of Purim, when we were again saved by the Almighty from our enemies who sought to destroy us and instead were destroyed themselves.

May the joyousness of Purim influence our daily lives and prepare us for the ultimate redemption with Moshiach now!

Passover Plans ‘16

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

To properly celebrate Passover preparation is the key, and to this end there will be a two-part ‘Preparing for Passover’ Seminar taught by Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort, Director of Chabad at La Costa. On consecutive Mondays, April 4th and 11th at 7pm the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of Passover will be explored. Not only will practical advice be offered (“How do I prepare my home for this special holiday?”), but also rich stories and explanations will be shared (“Wow! Such great thoughts to share at the Seder Table!”). There is no cost to attend this popular two-part series, however reservations are required by sending an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com or calling 760-943-8891.

For the first time we are thrilled to announce that Rabbi Eilfort will be offering a tour of the newly-opened Gelson’s Supermarket (located directly adjacent to Chabad) with an emphasis upon Kosher for Passover products found in the store. The tour will take place on Wednesday, April 13th at 7:30pm and everyone is invited to join. There is no charge to participate.

In addition to the classes mentioned above Chabad will be hosting a complete schedule of joyous and meaningful holiday services (holiday flyer to be mailed).

The highlight of the holiday are the warm and traditional Sedarim (traditional Passover meals). When the rabbis, of blessed memory, codified the Seder, they managed to create the ultimate in interactive learning opportunities. The hands-on approach of the Seder, and the inclusive nature of the narrative, ensures that everyone – particularly the children – have a meaningful experience that will not only make a strong positive impression now, but will create positive lifelong memories.

Everyone is invited to partake of our home-cooked, Kosher for Passover, Sedarim. Information and reservations can be made by visiting www.ChabadatLaCosta.com.

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

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

Special Wishes

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

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

We remember Max Belfer, Raymonde Plant, and all of those who have a Yarzeit this week.

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

###

Chabad Hebrew School LogoHebrew 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!

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

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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.

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Volume 17 Number 26, 1 Adar II 5776, March 11 '16

 

Message from the Rabbi
 

Purim is but a week and a half away. Although not the most famous of the Jewish holidays, it is certainly among the most fun. Dressing up, feasting, celebrating, and just letting loose are all part of the festivity.

But there are four mitzvahs to do as well: Hear the Megillah on Wednesday night and again the following day, along with giving food gifts to a friend, giving charity to two poor people, and having a festive meal.

Mishloach Manot 2

Do you know someone who can use a nice food package? Put them on your list. Can you think of someone who can use a meal invite? Make sure to reach out. Is there someone you know who can use a lift for Megillah reading? Now is the time to arrange it. Purim is so much more fun when it is shared with others! 

  Volume 17 Number 26, 1 Adar II 5776, March 11 '16

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Gears (animated)Time Change Saturday Night

Remember to ‘Spring’ Forward an Hour

 

Kiddush CupKiddush this Shabbos

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by Roz Mintz in memory of Sophie and Charles Mintz, Sholom Meyer Belfer, Max Belfer, and Leah Belfer Zinman.

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.

 

Happiness & Hamantaschen! THIS WEEK

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This month, Adar, is known as a time of particular happiness, for it was during this month that the joyous holiday of Purim is celebrated! To properly prepare ourselves for the holiday we will be offering a special “Happiness Seminar.”

Wednesday, March 16th, from 7-9pm, Rabbi Eilfort will be teaching “The Secret of Achieving Happiness (Perpetually)!” But that is not all…

Our Master Baker, Naomi Alter, will be demonstrating how to make perfect Hamentaschen, which are the special triangular cookies that we eat on Purim.

To make reservations or for more information please emailinfo@ChabadatLaCosta.com. There is a modest $10 per person requested donation to cover the cost of materials. 

A Thought from the Rabbi

This week’s portion is titled ‘Pikudei’, meaning ‘amounts of’ or ‘accountings’. It begins by detailing the donations brought in by the Children of Israel and used for the construction of the Mishkan – the Tabernacle. The fact that there is a strong emphasis on the actual completion of the Mishkan is telling, in that we see the importance of bringing things to fruition, or as the Talmud says, “Maaseh huh ha’ikar (action is the main thing).  

Once the actual building is successfully completed the Torah recounts how the Divine Presence rested upon the Tabernacle fulfilling its purpose of being a dwelling place for the Almighty in this world. That is not to say that G-dliness was not present before that time, however, it was not ‘at home’ before the completion of the Mishkan. The notion of being at home indicates that a ‘comfort zone’ had been achieved so that the Presence of G-d rested in the physical space filled by the Mishkan and existed in it in revealed harmony.

The revealed, harmonious coexistence of the Creator and His creation in the Mishkan is meant to demonstrate that it can be done, and that the good offices of humankind can be the key ingredient to make it happen. After all, most people may think that there is a contradiction between G-d’s spirituality and the physicality of the created universe. Indeed, when we allow the physical world to dominate our thoughts and actions there can be a human-made contradiction between the physical and spiritual. On the other hand, when humans – the choicest of creation – train ourselves to make G-dliness our primary focus, realizing that this physical world is a tool to be used in the service of G-d, we have the unique ability to infuse the physical with revealed G-dliness. And this, when all is said and done, is our ultimate purpose and the purpose of all creation – from the most sublime to the most mundane.

Being that we are in the month of Adar which has Purim in it, the most joyous of holidays, we should seek out the theme of happiness in the reading. This week it is particularly easy to find, for how can one not be joyous when we read G-d’s testimony that the Jews had properly fulfilled His command to build Him a home, and they built it exactly per His very specific instructions?! This labor of love was rewarded with His revelation and our people joyfully shared in His move-in celebration.

As it happened then so should it happen now. May we be blessed to do our parts in constructing an appropriate home for G-d here, in this physical world, and may Moshiach come speedily in our day to reveal that G-d has indeed inhabited His home!

Purim! Purim! Purim!

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Purim time is happy time

A time to sing and pray.

We laugh and eat and merry make

It’s a very special day!

 

Big parties we will have in the evening and the morrow.

We celebrate so much

Because we overcame the sorrow!

 

So make your plans to join with us

For your spiritual infusion.

You can find our flier with all the info

That will remove the confusion!

Purim Plans Rock!

Purim, the most joyous holiday on the Jewish calendar, comes out Wednesday night, March 23rd, and Thursday, March 24th. Wednesday night Purim services with Megillah reading will begin at 7pm. Thursday morning services will begin at 8am and include both a Torah reading and the Megillah. Thursday afternoon at 5pm we will have a second Megillah reading and at 6pm we will have our annual Family Purim Banquet.

The theme of this year’s banquet is Purim in the Palace and will be a meal ‘fit for a king and/or a queen’! The cost is only $25 per adult and $10 per childen (3-12). Space is limited so reservations are a must by sending an email toinfo@chabadatlacosta.com, and please come in costume! A separate Purim brochure with lots of informative content has been mailed as well. If you didn’t receive one please let us know and we will send one right out.

Remember that Wednesday during the day (Eve of Purim) is the Fast of Esther. It is a Mitzvah to abstain from food and drink that day – from daybreak (5:30am) until after the reading of the Megillah at night. Services with a special Torah reading begin at 8am.    

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: Happiness and Hamentaschen! – 7pm

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

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Stephanie Lewis, Neil Mintz, and all of those celebrating their birthdays this week!

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

We remember all of those who have a Yarzeit this week.

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

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Hebrew School

Chabad Hebrew School Logo

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.jpg Need a Minyan?

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

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.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

No phones.jpgNeedless to say the sanctuary on Shabbat or holidays is a place that must be conducive to reflective prayers and serenity. To help keep it this way, please refrain from engaging in any conversations during services and please do not bring in your cell phone. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shul Etiquette

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Volume 17 Number 25, 24th of Adar I 5776, March 4th '16

 

Message from the Rabbi
 

This week we read an added portion from the Torah about how our ancestors each brought a half-shekel contribution toward the construction of the Tabernacle in the desert. Why only a half? To tell us that we are each but a half of ourselves. The other half can be found in our fellows. Through all of Israel contributing to a single home for G-d, they all became whole.

 Half_Shekel.jpg

  Volume 17 Number 25, 24th of Adar I 5776, March 4th '16

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush CupKiddush this Shabbos

This week’s Kiddush is sponsored by Sheila Lebovitz in loving memory of her husband Norman Lebovitz (Nosson Chaim ben Binyomin) and her mother Bertha Stern (Bluma bas Berel Leib). The Kiddush is being cosponsored by Joel Barnett in loving memory of his brother Hugh Barnett.

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.

Time Change! MINYAN NEEDED Today @ 1pm (NOT 5pm)

Gears (animated)

The final Minyan for the Gelbart Shiva and for the Reisman Yarzeit will take place in the Gelbart’s home, 2291 Paseo Saucedal, Carlsbad. We need a Minyan TODAY at 1pm for 15 minutes. YOUR PARTICIPATION IS APPRECIATED.

Current JLI Course:

“The Jewish Course of Why”

Going Strong!

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.

JWhy_fb_square_hamantashen.jpgThe 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’s Torah portion is titled “VaYakhel,” which means when you will gather. It is also Parshat Shekalim, a special added portion that we read to commemorate the Mitzvah of the Half Shekel coin that was given by the Jewish people to underwrite the costs of the daily communal sacrifices.

This is a year of Hakhel, of gathering the people together. As a reminder our calendar works in cycles with every Seventh Year being a Sabbatical Year and every Eighth Year being a Hakhel Year. The people would all come to Jerusalem and there they would listen as the King would read to them portions of the Torah. In honor of this Mitzvah and because we are in the midst of the election season I have decided to devote this column to the notion of leadership as viewed by the Torah.

Every four years millions of Americans head to the polls to fulfill our civic duty and vote. Invariably debates begin as we discuss who we feel will make the best president. In fact, American politics is downright divisive!

To be perfectly clear, the purpose of this column is not to endorse any candidate or party. Instead it is to inform and advise regarding the characteristics we should be looking for in our elected officials. For those who say that Judaism does not speak to these issues, that is simply not the case. When we study the Torah we come to see what traits the Torah values – particularly in our elected leadership.

Another point of fact; Democracy, is not, strictly speaking, a Jewish ethic. Jewish leaders were chosen by the Almighty Himself, who made his choice known through His prophets. However, the populace had to be pleased and supportive of the eventual king.

So what should we look for in a leader? Well, as the name implies we should look for someone who leads. Leading does not mean dictating to others what they should be doing nor does it mean ‘testing the winds’ and then telling the people what they want to hear. Rather, leadership means that the head must demonstrate how one is to live his/her life, eg. to be a positive role model and then use his moral authority to inspire the people to keep the laws of the land. One who says one thing and does another is not fit to be a leader, instead he is a hypocrite and deserves contempt.  

Name calling and lying are additional negative traits that we should reject, out of hand, in our elected representatives. It is far preferable if a candidate admits his/her mistakes, and even takes ownership over the mistakes rather than lie about it. To me, someone who made a mistake and admits it is superior to one who portrays himself as perfect.

A leader must be strong and able/willing to make and execute even difficult decisions. He should be kind, as a leader is compared to a shepherd, who must always look out for all of his flock – even the very old, very young, and those who cannot fend for themselves. He should be above suspicion when it comes to even the appearance of conflict of interest. He should be humble – for an arrogant person cannot admit his failings and therefore cannot address his shortcomings. He should have a generous spirit, but at the same time, guard the wealth of others as though it was his own, so as not to squander public funds. He must be disciplined, for true leadership is very hard work and time consuming at that. He must be honest to a fault and he must have the gift of taking the long view. He must have utter control of his emotions and only make decisions based upon intellect. He must value the power of forgiveness and master the art of communication. These are important here in a democracy where governmental transparency is rightfully valued.

A good leader must also be an articulate spokesman for this, the greatest country in the world. He should be able to amply express the values of this great nation to both friends and foes on the international scene. While he should be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others he should be amply self-confident of the righteousness of his position. He must definitely assume the leadership role in the world but he must always remember that his first responsibility is to the people of the United States. And finally he should be someone who can inspire the people to come together in the service of something greater than themselves. He should be able to cultivate a sense of love and devotion to this country and to its citizens.

Now you, the reader, must decide, who from among the remaining candidates would best embody the traits described above?                                        

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 to Ivan Jellinek 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 Norman Lebovitz, and all of those who have a Yarzeit this week.

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

###

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!

minyan minion.jpg

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.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!

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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