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Chabad Weekly Update 29th of Tevet 5777, January 27th '17

Message from the Rabbi
 

Three men, an Italian, a Frenchman, and a Jew,were condemned to be executed. Their captors told them that they had the right to a final meal before the execution.

"Give me some good French wine and French bread," the Frenchman requested. After he had savored his last crumb and last sip of wine, they executed him. 

Next was the Italian's turn. "Give me a big plate of pasta," he said.They brought it to him, he ate it, and then they executed him. 

Now it was the Jew's turn. "I want a big bowl of strawberries," he said.

"Strawberries!” his captors exclaimed, “They aren't even in season!" 

"No? So I'll wait..."

Jokes aside, throughout our long history, the Jewish people have consistently proven to be a truly optimistic and resilient nation. It’s our positive attitude that has helped us survive against all odds, and longer than any other nation. This attitude is no coincidence or even genetic disposition;it was taught to us by G‑d himself in this week’s Torah portion.

When Moshe is instructed to return to Egypt and free the Jews,he complains, “Ever since I have come to Pharaoh, things have only gotten only worse!” G‑d responds with the secret of Jewish positive thinking, which can be founding the two ancient Hebrew words “Ani Hashem “– “I am G‑d”. With this very brief response, G‑d was not pulling rank on Moshe or being condescending. He was basically saying, “Listen Moshe, you may be the greatest of prophets, the wisest of all men, and able to ask good questions, but at the end of the day, I am Hashem. Trust me on this one. Yes, I understand that from your mortal perspective it appears to be getting worse, but from my Divine vantage point I can see the seeds of redemption and freedom. If you just place your trust in me, and ignore the misleading facts on the ground, everything will work out okay.”

Before his passing, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, boldly proclaimed that the final and lasting redemption for all of mankind was about to happen. A grand optimistic idea,indeed! But what about the facts on the ground? What about Iran and their nuclear ambitions? What about Al Qaeda and ISIS? What about all the many tragedies around the world? What about all the natural disasters, civil strife and economic hardships? Sounds pretty bleak to me.

Yet the clear and unequivocal answer is the same one given to Moshe, thousands of years ago: Put a little faith in G‑d and the facts on the ground don’t matter. The same G‑d who thousands of years ago in Egypt transformed the bleakest of realities into a most dazzling turnaround of events, can do exactly the same for us, provided, of course, that we maintain that extra dose of Jewish optimism and faith taught to us by the Creator himself!

  Volume 18 Number 17, 29th of Tevet 5777, January 27th '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush CupKiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by the Alter Family in honor of the Yarzeit of Miriam bat Moshe, Aaron’s grandmother. 

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

Kiddush Sponsorship

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

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

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

peppino.jpgMAZEL TOV! It’s a Boy!

We are excited to announce the engagement of Chaya Mushka (Muka) Eilfort to Rabbi Yosef (Yossi) HaCohen Rodal from Milan, Italy! Rabbi Rodal is the son of Rabbi Shmuel and Mrs. Devorah Rodal, who are Chabad emissaries in Milan. Yossi is the second to youngest of the 17 children in his family, and is the younger brother of Rebbetzin Dini Polichenco of Chabad of Carmel Valley (yes, it’s a very small world). Yossi loves people and is also an accomplished musician. We couldn’t be any happier!

We will be having a special Kiddush in Muka’s honor next Shabbos, February 3rd. Please make plans to join us!

Haftarah Thought

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

 Shabbat Rosh Chodesh  Isaiah 66: 1-24

A Haftarah often relates to the Parshah but this Haftarah reaches well beyond the Torah portion. Early chapters of Isaiah exhibit severe criticism centered upon insincere worship. In this later prophecy, renewal and hope are the central themes. We can expand on the visible renewal of the moon and extend renewal to every individual! The waxing and waning of the moon is related to the history of the Jews. We should respond with moral rejuvenation as the moon's light goes from almost invisible to complete brightness. Isaiah is the Navi of consolation. While he begins with harsh criticism, he ends with a positive prediction of national renewal. There will be glory in a post-teshuvah Am Yisroel if only we understand the message and act on it.

cancelled.jpgFriday Night Dinner Postponed

Please note that there will NOT BE a community Friday night dinner this weekend. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will instead be holding a community Friday night dinner and game night NEXT Friday, February 3rd. Please join us. Reserve by responding to this message as soon as possible. 

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

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

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

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Hebrew School This Week

CCHS logo small.jpgGive 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!

Mommy & Me

Mom & Tot header.JPGChildren learn through play. In a fun group for moms and their babies (ages newborn – 3 years) we encourage your children to discover and explore through interactive and hands-on activities. Let them learn to love our Jewish Heritage. 

Special Wishes

MAZEL TOV wishes are extended to the Eilfort, Rodal, and Polichenco Families upon the engagement of Muka Eilfort to Yossi Rodal!

MAZEL TOV wishes are extended to the Eilfort family upon Chava’s wedding to Benyomin Klipper!

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

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

We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Bridge Family upon the passing of Mel this past week.

We Remember Solomon Cohen, Rebecca Markovits, Florence Turtle, Anna Olkon, and Lydmila Medvinsky, and all of those who have a Yarzeit this week.

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

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A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

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

Membership.jpg 

The beauty of OUR Jewish Community is that we offer so many different options that everyone is sure to find something enriching and meaningful. Below please find a partial list of some of our current offerings. If you have never come by before pick an item or two and try it out. If you have already tried an item or two find another one that sounds interesting and give it a whirl. “Connection” – that is the name of the game and that is precisely what you will find here!

*Daily Minyan   *Shabbat Services   *Weekly Kiddush Luncheon   *Mysticism Classes   *Torah Portion Class   *Hebrew School   *Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training   *Mommy and Me   *Family Friday Night Services and Dinner   *Women’s Group   *Youth Activities   *Pastoral Counseling   *Holiday Programming   *Community Meals   *Hospital Visitation   *Weekly Email Updates   *Hospital Visitation   *Mezuzah Campaign   *Jewish Heritage Workshops   *Jewish Learning Institute Affiliate

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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.

Minyan Shaping Up

We are most proud to announce that our morning Minyan is looking good! In fact, we got a Minyan every day this week. The success is a direct result of the increase in our core group of committed participants. A daily Minyan is a very important service provided by a shul to its local community. Praying with a Minyan is considered a great Mitzvah as it helps our prayers effectiveness (ask the Rabbi for a more complete explanation). It also allows those who need to say Kaddish to do so properly.

We are facing a challenge, as in the coming weeks a couple of our regulars will be out of town (going to Yeshiva programs). We need a couple of more people to step forward and fill this gap to make sure we do not lose momentum. Can you make a commitment to our daily Minyan?

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

Every Saturday we get together to celebrate the holy Shabbat in song and prayer. Our services are both traditional and user-friendly, as we fully recognize that not everyone has experience ‘Davening’ (praying) in a traditional setting. What those who have joined have found is that the atmosphere in our synagogue is conducive to meaningful meditation. A knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary to participate. In fact, the only thing that is needed is the desire to learn and to connect to the Almighty. It is an enriching experience not to be missed! Shabbat services begin at 10am and conclude at approximately 12:30pm and are followed by a wonderful community lunch. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

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

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

To date more than 400 people have used the Chabad code this year (2016)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

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

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

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that 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 the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

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

Shul Etiquette

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

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

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

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

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

Please Patronize Our Sponsors

Your Chabad Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker

Jonathan Rozansky is a licensed realtor and mortgage professional.

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

Jonathan Rozansky

Direct (619) 392-1234

jon@rozanskyteam.com

www.rozanskyteam.com

DRE. # 01754457

NMLS ID : 315987

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being is a personalized, proactive, patient-centered medical practice with a unique focus on Integrative Endocrinology. Dr. Danielle Weiss takes a holistic approach to the patient and their health condition. She harnesses the physical, social, and spiritual aspects of healing. Dr. Weiss prides herself on spending time truly listening to your concerns and needs. She uses a team approach to develop a plan to address these issues together.

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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 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:

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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.

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.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

Victor Libraty has recently moved to Encinitas and has started a junk hauling and recycling business. Just in time for Pesach! If you have junk that needs to be removed call Victor at 760-815-7004. Tell him you saw his information in the Chabad Weekly Update!

Cost Effective Advertising Available HERE

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

Chabad Weekly Update 22nd of Tevet 5777, January 20th '17

Message from the Rabbi
 

The gabbai (warden) of a local synagogue approached one of the worshipers before services and offered, “I’d like to honor you with an aliyah. What is your full Hebrew name?"

"Esther ben Moshe"

"No, I need your name," explained the gabbai.

The man repeated,"It's Esther ben Moshe."

"How can that be?" asked the Gabbai.

"I've been having financial problems, so everything is now in my wife's name!"

The second book of the Torah is called "Shemot"—the Book of Names. The simple reason for this unusual name is that this book contains the word"names" in its opening line: "Now these are the names of the children of Israel..."(Exodus 1:1).

Now this is quite intriguing. Why name an entire book after the seemingly coincidental use of a word in its opening line? Wouldn't it be more logical to name it after its storyline and theme, “the Book of Exodus,” as it is referred to in most English bibles?

But here lies an important lesson about the Jewish approach to the individual members of a community. The second book of the Torah introduces us to the very first Jewish community—the new nation of Israel. This book's narrative tells how in a very short period of time the relatively small family of Jacob successfully proliferated into a quantitatively fruitful nation. Yet, despite this amazing numeric growth, the Torah reminds us not to forget that each individual person has a name and must be recognized and respected. Maturing into a large nation should not translate into, G‑d forbid, neglecting the needs of the individual,or treating him or her like a number or statistic.

We must apply this approach to our own lives by treating our children as the unique people they are. They each have talents that are uniquely theirs, and it’s our job to help them discover those strengths and how they can use them in a positive, G‑dly way.

Likewise,when dealing with the greater community, we must appreciate the diversity that makes up our community and find creative ways to utilize and enlist the diverse talents of each individual member. No one is useless; everyone has a purpose.It’s up to us to help them find it.


  Volume 18 Number 16, 22nd of Tevet 5777, January 20th '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush CupKiddush Sponsor

This week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Sheila Lebovitz in honor of her father’s Yarzeit and the Eilfort Family in honor of Rabbi Elia’s birthday.

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

Kiddush Sponsorship

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

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

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

Haftarah Thought

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

 Sh'mot -  Isaiah  27:6-28:13 and 29:22-23                

The parashah tells of Israel arriving in Egypt. (See the last word of the final parashah of Bereshit.) The Jews began the first national exile. This is only the first of other future exiles. The haftarah begins with great promise. But tragedy and exile will recur; however, Jews must remember they are offspring of Avraham, Yitzhak and Yaakov. Privations of exile will ultimately lead to atonement. The prophet details "...commandment by commandment; line by line..." - just as a young child learns - so will the people of Israel learn to hallow their Redeemer and ultimately "...sanctify the Holy One of Jacob..." (29:23)

 

Southern- Style Friday Night Dinner & Community Board Games

PicMonkey Collage.jpgThis month’s Family Friday Night Dinner and Game Night will take place on Friday, January 27th, which is also Rosh Chodesh Shevat. We will have a beautiful Friday Night Dinner together featuring the most scrumptious Southern-Style menu featuring Fried Chicken with all the fixings. Candle lighting is at 4:59pm, followed by a word of Torah by the Rabbi and a family-friendly Friday night service. Dinner will be served at 6pm. Following dinner we will have board games available to play together. The cost to attend is $18 per adult and $10 per child – not to exceed $54 per family. Reservations are necessary to attend by clicking ChabadatLaCosta.com/Friday or by calling 760-943-8891.

Please note that we will have a special Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Kiddush on Saturday, January 28th.

A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

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

The beauty of OUR Jewish Community is that we offer so many different options that everyone is sure to find something enriching and meaningful. Below please find a partial list of some of our current offerings. If you have never come by before pick an item or two and try it out. If you have already tried an item or two find another one that sounds interesting and give it a whirl. “Connection” – that is the name of the game and that is precisely what you will find here!

New calc logo.JPG 

*Daily Minyan   *Shabbat Services   *Weekly Kiddush Luncheon   *Mysticism Classes   *Torah Portion Class   *Hebrew School   *Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training   *Mommy and Me   *Family Friday Night Services and Dinner   *Women’s Group   *Youth Activities   *Pastoral Counseling   *Holiday Programming   *Community Meals   *Hospital Visitation   *Weekly Email Updates   *Hospital Visitation   *Mezuzah Campaign   *Jewish Heritage Workshops   *Jewish Learning Institute Affiliate

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

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

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

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

CCHS logo small.jpg

Hebrew School This Week

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

Mom & Tot header.JPG

Mommy & Me

Children learn through play. In a fun group for moms and their babies (ages newborn – 3 years) we encourage your children to discover and explore through interactive and hands-on activities. Let them learn to love our Jewish Heritage. 

Special Wishes

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

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

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

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

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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 RabbiE@ChabadatLaCosta.com your request.

Minyan Shaping Up

We are most proud to announce that our morning Minyan is looking good! In fact, we got a Minyan every day this week. The success is a direct result of the increase in our core group of committed participants. A daily Minyan is a very important service provided by a shul to its local community. Praying with a Minyan is considered a great Mitzvah as it helps our prayers effectiveness (ask the Rabbi for a more complete explanation). It also allows those who need to say Kaddish to do so properly.

We are facing a challenge, as in the coming weeks a couple of our regulars will be out of town (going to Yeshiva programs). We need a couple of more people to step forward and fill this gap to make sure we do not lose momentum. Can you make a commitment to our daily Minyan?

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

Every Saturday we get together to celebrate the holy Shabbat in song and prayer. Our services are both traditional and user-friendly, as we fully recognize that not everyone has experience ‘Davening’ (praying) in a traditional setting. What those who have joined have found is that the atmosphere in our synagogue is conducive to meaningful meditation. A knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary to participate. In fact, the only thing that is needed is the desire to learn and to connect to the Almighty. It is an enriching experience not to be missed! Shabbat services begin at 10am and conclude at approximately 12:30pm and are followed by a wonderful community lunch. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

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

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

To date more than 400 people have used the Chabad code this year (2016)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

 

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

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

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

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that 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 the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email toinfo@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

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

Shul Etiquette

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

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

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

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

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

Please Patronize Our Sponsors

Your Chabad Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker

Jonathan Rozansky is a licensed realtor and mortgage professional.

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

Jonathan Rozansky

Direct (619) 392-1234

jon@rozanskyteam.com

www.rozanskyteam.com

DRE. # 01754457

NMLS ID : 315987

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being is a personalized, proactive, patient-centered medical practice with a unique focus on Integrative Endocrinology. Dr. Danielle Weiss takes a holistic approach to the patient and their health condition. She harnesses the physical, social, and spiritual aspects of healing. Dr. Weiss prides herself on spending time truly listening to your concerns and needs. She uses a team approach to develop a plan to address these issues together.

 http://www.centerforhormonalhealth.com/

Ron Lewis Insurance Services

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.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

Victor Libraty has recently moved to Encinitas and has started a junk hauling and recycling business. Just in time for Pesach! If you have junk that needs to be removed call Victor at 760-815-7004. Tell him you saw his information in the Chabad Weekly Update!

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.

Weekly Update for the 15th of Tevet 5777, January 13th '17

 

Message from the Rabbi
 

Three Jewish mothers sitting on a park bench in Miami Beach are discussing (what else?) how much their sons love them.

Sadie says, "You know the Chagall painting hanging in my living room? My son, Arnold, bought that for me for my 75th birthday. What a good boy he is; see how much he loves his mother!"

"You call that love?"Minnie chimed in. "You know the Cadillac I just got for Mother's Day?That's from my son Bernie. What a doll."

"That's nothing," exclaims Shirley. "You know my son Stanley? He sees a psychoanalyst on Park Avenue, five sessions a week. And what does he talk about? Me!"

The most famous parental blessing is found in this week’s Torah portion: “…May G‑d bless you to be like Ephraim and Menashe.” Jacob proclaims that this shall be the paradigm of blessing for all future generations—“With your names (his grandchildren Ephraim and Menashe) shall all of Israel be blessed.”

One cannot help but wonder why Jacob chose to connect the most famous Jewish blessing with the names of his grandchildren, rather than his children, the twelve tribes of Israel.

But Jacob, the great prophet and patriarch of the Jewish people,was able to foresee all the future generations including ours. He envisioned a challenging time like ours when role models would be scarce and the forces of assimilation and secularism would run rampant.

Addressing the challenge of our generation, Jacob encourages parents to bless their children: “May G‑d bless you to be like Ephraim and Menashe.” You must bless them to be like my own grandchildren, Ephraim and Menashe, who, unlike their parents and grand parents before them, grew up in the land of Egypt, exposed to a very foreign culture. Despite this and despite never seeing their Jewish family until much later in life, they still managed to grow up faithful to their family’s values and lifestyle!

Because of the similarities between his grandchildren and the children of our generation, Jacob encourages the parents of our generation to bless their children to follow the example of Ephraim and Menashe specifically,rather than any of the other famous biblical heroes. Over 3,000 years ago,Grandpa Jacob was preparing to comfort our generation with the knowledge that despite our colossal challenges, our children can still be just like Ephraim and Menashe who successfully continued their tradition in Egypt and against all odds.

  Volume 18 Number 15, 15th of Tevet 5777, January 13th '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

 

 

Kiddush Sponsor

Kiddush CupThis week’s Kiddush is in honor of the Yarzeit of our "Green Maven", Stewart Miller, and is sponsored by Len Hyman, Steve and Linda Rivkin, Jon and Julie Rozansky, and Michael Spinner.

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

Kiddush Sponsorship

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

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

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

Rabbi & Nechama are Walking the Land

Bet She'an.jpg

Check our Facebook Page to see pictures of the wonderful time that Rabbi and Nechama are having in Israel. We have been to some serious sites (Bet She'an, where the first King of Israel was killed) and some not so serious sites (Gan Garoo, an Australian zoo) up north and are heading into the Holy City of Jerusalem.There are FOUR Holy Cities in Israel, we've been to two so far...   

Haftarah Thought

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

 VAYECHI:  Kings I 2:1-12

The parish deals with the end of Yaakov's life. He gave each son - in essence the future tribes of Israel - a special blessing. Each received a message relating to a specific strength. The haftarah discusses the final days of King David. The king knew his end was near and wanted to give critical instructions to his son, Solomon. Yaakov was the father of the nation; David was the father of his dynasty. Each wanted success and longevity for coming generations. Both events serve as the basis for the concept of parents preparing an ethical will for descendants.

Southern- Style Friday Night Dinner & Community Board Games

gamestack1.jpgThis month’s Family Friday Night Dinner and Game Night will take place on Friday, January 27th, which is also Rosh Chodesh Shevat. We will have a beautiful Friday Night Dinner together featuring the most scrumptious Southern-Style menu featuring Fried Chicken with all the fixings. Candle lighting is at 4:59pm, followed by a word of Torah by the Rabbi and a family-friendly Friday night service. Dinner will be served at 6pm. Following dinner we will have board games available to play together. The cost to attend is $18 per adult and $10 per child – not to exceed $54 per family. Reservations are necessary to attend by sending an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com or by calling 760-943-8891.

Please note that we will have a special Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Kiddush on Saturday, January 28th.

A Comm-Unity for You and Me

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

The beauty of OUR Jewish Community is that we offer so many different options that everyone is sure to find something enriching and meaningful. Below please find a partial list of some of our current offerings. If you have never come by before pick an item or two and try it out. If you have already tried an item or two find another one that sounds interesting and give it a whirl. “Connection” – that is the name of the game and that is precisely what you will find here!

*Daily Minyan   *Shabbat Services   *Weekly Kiddush Luncheon   *Mysticism Classes   *Torah Portion Class   *Hebrew School   *Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training   *Mommy and Me   *Family Friday Night Services and Dinner   *Women’s Group   *Youth Activities   *Pastoral Counseling   *Holiday Programming   *Community Meals   *Hospital Visitation   *Weekly Email Updates   *Hospital Visitation   *Mezuzah Campaign   *Jewish Heritage Workshops   *Jewish Learning Institute Affiliate

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

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

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

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm


CCHS logo small.jpg

Hebrew School This Week

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

Mom & Tot header.JPG

Mommy & Me

Children learn through play. In a fun group for moms and their babies (ages newborn – 3 years) we encourage your children to discover and explore through interactive and hands-on activities. Let them learn to love our Jewish Heritage. 

Special Wishes

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

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

We remember Stewart Miller, and all of those who have a Yarzeit this week.

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

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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.

Minyan Shaping Up

We are most proud to announce that our morning Minyan is looking good! In fact, we got a Minyan every day this week. The success is a direct result of the increase in our core group of committed participants. A daily Minyan is a very important service provided by a shul to its local community. Praying with a Minyan is considered a great Mitzvah as it helps our prayers effectiveness (ask the Rabbi for a more complete explanation). It also allows those who need to say Kaddish to do so properly.

We are facing a challenge, as in the coming weeks a couple of our regulars will be out of town (going to Yeshiva programs). We need a couple of more people to step forward and fill this gap to make sure we do not lose momentum. Can you make a commitment to our daily Minyan?

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

Every Saturday we get together to celebrate the holy Shabbat in song and prayer. Our services are both traditional and user-friendly, as we fully recognize that not everyone has experience ‘Davening’ (praying) in a traditional setting. What those who have joined have found is that the atmosphere in our synagogue is conducive to meaningful meditation. A knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary to participate. In fact, the only thing that is needed is the desire to learn and to connect to the Almighty. It is an enriching experience not to be missed! Shabbat services begin at 10am and conclude at approximately 12:30pm and are followed by a wonderful community lunch. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

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

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

To date more than 400 people have used the Chabad code this year (2016)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

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

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

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that 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 the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email to info@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

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

Shul Etiquette

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

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

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

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

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

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Your Chabad Real Estate Agent & Mortgage Broker

Jonathan Rozansky is a licensed realtor and mortgage professional.

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

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Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being

Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being is a personalized, proactive, patient-centered medical practice with a unique focus on Integrative Endocrinology. Dr. Danielle Weiss takes a holistic approach to the patient and their health condition. She harnesses the physical, social, and spiritual aspects of healing. Dr. Weiss prides herself on spending time truly listening to your concerns and needs. She uses a team approach to develop a plan to address these issues together.

 http://www.centerforhormonalhealth.com/

Ron Lewis Insurance Services

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.

Hauling the Junk Away with Victor

Victor Libraty has recently moved to Encinitas and has started a junk hauling and recycling business. Just in time for Pesach! If you have junk that needs to be removed call Victor at 760-815-7004. Tell him you saw his information in the Chabad Weekly Update!

Cost Effective Advertising Available HERE

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

Chabad Weekly Update 8th of Tevet 5777, January 6th '17

Message from the Rabbi
 

After the synagogue service a little boy told the new rabbi:
"When I grow up and make it rich, I'm going to give you some money."
"Well, thank you," the new rabbi replied, "but why?"
"Because my daddy says you're one of the poorest speakers we've ever had."

After being betrayed by his brothers, sold into slavery, and thrown into jail, Joseph miraculously becomes the viceroy of Egypt. He then meets up with his brothers and instead of taking revenge, he forgives them. He even asks them to come down with their father Jacob and join him in Egypt.Jacob, who is under the impression that his son Joseph is dead, is initially skeptical about the positive turn of events. Only upon seeing the royal chariots that Joseph sends to him, is he convinced that his son is alive, and his spirit is revived (Genesis 45).

We need to understand, what was it about these royal chariots thatconvinced him that Joseph was alive? Furthermore, assuming that the chariotsconvinced him that Joseph was physically alive, what assurance did he have thatJoseph, now the viceroy of Egypt was spiritually alive and that he did notforget his roots and heritage? Would the great patriarch Jacob have beensatisfied with having his son, the apple of his eye, merely physically alivebut lost to assimilation?

According to the famous commentary Rashi, there was much more tothis story than meets the eyes. It was not the royal chariots themselves thatimpressed Jacob, but rather an encoded message about his spiritual wellbeingthat was being sent by the brilliant Joseph to his father to comfort him!

You see, according to tradition the very last Torah lesson thatJacob lovingly taught his son Joseph just before the abduction was the sectionabout a mystery murder and its associated ritual known as the “egla arufa”(Deuteronomy 21). The Hebrew word for chariot - “agalah” is almost identical to the word“egla”. According to Rashi, whenJoseph sent his father chariots, he was hinting to Jacob of their mutualsecret—the last piece of Torah they studied together. Only the real Josephwould have known this.

This not only proved to Jacob that Joseph was physically alive butit also proved that he was spiritually alive! Here was Joseph crypticallysaying to his father through the “chariots” that even after all these yearsaway from his father’s home and influence, he was still reviewing the lastTorah lesson they studied together before their tragic separation. Yes, he mayhave become the powerful viceroy of Egypt and exposed to a foreign culture andlifestyle, but he still was very much spiritually alive, faithful to hisfather’s lessons and traditions.

This is a priceless lesson to our generation too. Only throughspending quality time with our children, studying with them at a young age,like Jacob did with Joseph, can we be assured that they will become the kind ofleaders that like Joseph will have a positive impact on the world!


  Volume 18 Number 14, 8th of Tevet 5777, January 6th '17

Chabad Weekly Update

 

Kiddush Sponsor

Kiddush CupThis week’s Kiddush is being sponsored by Steve and Linda Rivkin in honor of Steve’s mothers Yarzeit. 

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

Kiddush Sponsorship

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

Kiddush sponsorship begins at $180.

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

10TH Of Tevet – Fast Day THIS Sunday

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The 10th of Tevet is one of the public fast days of the Jewish Calendar. On it we commemorate the siege of Jerusalem that ultimately led to the destruction of the 1st Holy Temple by the Babylonians some two and a half years after the siege began. The destruction of the Holy Temple is a catastrophe that affects our people until today, as we are yet in exile. We are taught by our Sages that Fast Days are actually opportunities to repent, in that the fasting is meant to help realize how very dependent we are upon the Almighty for every aspect of our lives. When we are cognizant of this reality we take our spiritual responsibilities and opportunities much more seriously.

The fast begins at day break, 5:30am, and concludes at night fall, 5:27pm. Fasting means we neither eat nor drink for the duration of the day. We wish you an easy but meaningful fast!

Haftarah Thought

By: Gabbai Harold Reisman

PARSHAT VAYIGASH

Ezekiel  37:15-28

The sedra describes the reunification of the 12 sons of Yaakov. The event occurred after a separation of 22 years. The haftarah prophesies that at the End of Days there will occur a similar reconciliation of factions among the Jewish people. The prophet predicts that the antagonistic monarchies of Yehudah and Ephraim will unite. Once again Hashem says (37:26): "I will seal a covenant of peace with them; it will be an eternal covenant with them."

Rabbi & Rebbetzin are Heading to Israel for the Week

Rabbi and Rebbetzin Eilfort will be heading to Israel this Sunday morning and returning ten days later on Thursday, January 19th. They are going to the Holy Land in order to visit the Rebbetzin’s father, other family members, and holy sites. In an emergency Rabbi Elia Eilfort is available by calling the regular shul phone number, 760-943-8891, and by email,EEilfort@Gmail.com.

Those who would like to send a prayer to be inserted in the Western Wall are invited to respond to this message immediately. The Eilforts plan on visiting the Western Wall despite (or perhaps because of) the latest nonsensical UN Resolution, which ridiculously calls the Western Wall illegally occupied ‘Palestinian’ Land.  

Southern- Style Friday Night Dinner & Community Board Games

gamestack1.jpgThis month’s Family Friday Night Dinner and Game Night will take place on Friday, January 27th, which is also Rosh Chodesh Shevat. We will have a beautiful Friday Night Dinner together featuring the most scrumptious Southern-Style menu featuring Fried Chicken with all the fixings. Candle lighting is at 4:59pm, followed by a word of Torah by the Rabbi and a family-friendly Friday night service. Dinner will be served at 6pm. Following dinner we will have board games available to play together. The cost to attend is $18 per adult and $10 per child – not to exceed $54 per family. Reservations are necessary to attend by sending an email toinfo@ChabadatLaCosta.com or by calling 760-943-8891.

Please note that we will have a special Shabbat Rosh Chodesh Kiddush on Saturday, January 28th.

A Comm-Unity for You (and Me)

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

The beauty of OUR Jewish Community is that we offer so many different options that everyone is sure to find something enriching and meaningful. Below please find a partial list of some of our current offerings. If you have never come by before pick an item or two and try it out. If you have already tried an item or two find another one that sounds interesting and give it a whirl. “Connection” – that is the name of the game and that is precisely what you will find here!

*Daily Minyan   *Shabbat Services   *Weekly Kiddush Luncheon   *Mysticism Classes   *Torah Portion Class   *Hebrew School   *Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training   *Mommy and Me   *Family Friday Night Services and Dinner   *Women’s Group   *Youth Activities   *Pastoral Counseling   *Holiday Programming   *Community Meals   *Hospital Visitation   *Weekly Email Updates   *Hospital Visitation   *Mezuzah Campaign   *Jewish Heritage Workshops   *Jewish Learning Institute Affiliate

Weekly Class Schedule

Daily Following Morning Services – Jewish Law with the Rabbi

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

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

Tuesday: Chasidic Philosophy – 7:30pm

Wednesday: Portion of the Week – 7:30pm

Hebrew School This Week

 CCHS logo small.jpgGive 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!

Mommy & Me

Mom & Tot header.JPGChildren learn through play. In a fun group for moms and their babies (ages newborn – 3 years) we encourage your children to discover and explore through interactive and hands-on activities. Let them learn to love our Jewish Heritage. 

Special Wishes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Jon Rozansky, 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 Stewart Miller, and all of those who have a Yarzeit this week.

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

###

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.

Minyan Shaping Up

We are most proud to announce that our morning Minyan is looking good! In fact, we got a Minyan every day this week. The success is a direct result of the increase in our core group of committed participants. A daily Minyan is a very important service provided by a shul to its local community. Praying with a Minyan is considered a great Mitzvah as it helps our prayers effectiveness (ask the Rabbi for a more complete explanation). It also allows those who need to say Kaddish to do so properly.

We are facing a challenge, as in the coming weeks a couple of our regulars will be out of town (going to Yeshiva programs). We need a couple of more people to step forward and fill this gap to make sure we do not lose momentum. Can you make a commitment to our daily Minyan?

Shabbat Services with Meaning & Joy

Every Saturday we get together to celebrate the holy Shabbat in song and prayer. Our services are both traditional and user-friendly, as we fully recognize that not everyone has experience ‘Davening’ (praying) in a traditional setting. What those who have joined have found is that the atmosphere in our synagogue is conducive to meaningful meditation. A knowledge of Hebrew is not necessary to participate. In fact, the only thing that is needed is the desire to learn and to connect to the Almighty. It is an enriching experience not to be missed! Shabbat services begin at 10am and conclude at approximately 12:30pm and are followed by a wonderful community lunch. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not needed.

Omni La Costa Resort Welcomes Chabad at La Costa Guests

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

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

To date more than 400 people have used the Chabad code this year (2016)! Many people have expressed gratitude at having such world-class facilities in such close and convenient proximity to our Shul, and the joy at being to stay at the Omni and walk to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Memorial Plaques & Tree of Life Plaques Available

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

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

We also have a gorgeous Tree of Life dedicated by the Lieberman Family that 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 the Memorial Board or $180 for the Tree of Life. Those who wish to participate should send an email toinfo@ChabadatLaCosta.com, or call Rabbi Eilfort at 760-943-8891.

Cell Phones & Chatting During Services

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

Shul Etiquette

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

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

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

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

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

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

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